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BUILDING FREYTAG’S FOUNDRY, PART 1 & 2

Styrene structural shapes/Assembling craneways, roof supports, dust collectors, and scrap bins

 

MODEL AN AUTOMOBILE LOADING DOCK

Add a busy industry that doesn’t take up a lot of space

PLANS FOR A FERTILIZER BLEND PLANT

Harold W. Russell supplies illustrations for this rail-served agricultural business

DIESEL-ERA GRAIN OPERATIONS

From grain silos to covered hoppers, this industry offers a variety of possibilities

PLANS FOR A RAIL-SERVED FEED MILL

Boxcars and tank cars made deliveries to this small-town industry

KITBASH A SOYBEAN PROCESSING PLANT

This industry is a great traffic generator for your model railroad

A MASSIVE MILL IN A SMALL SPACE

Kitbashing is the secret to modeling the paper industry in N scale

BIG INDUSTRY IN THE VALLEY

At 8 x 18 feet, this sprawling plant complex is larger than many layouts

SHIPPING CALIFORNIA CITRUS

A layout-sized industry for keeping those reefers rolling

MODEL A BULK PROPANE PLANT

A retail fuel dealership makes an eye-catching customer for your railroad

THE MEAT PACKING INDUSTRY, PART 1 & 2

Packing plants, branch houses, stock yards, and rail traffic/ Sorting out refrigerated car types and time-sensitive operations

ROLLING LIVESTOCK

For more than a century, railroads linked ranches to markets

BIG INDUSTRY ON A SMALL LAYOUT

A major industry that occupies just three square feet on an N scale layout

BUILD AN ASPHALT TRANSFER TERMINAL

A modern high-traffic industry for a narrow shelf space on your layout

ETHANOL: AN INDUSTRY YOU CAN MODEL

How the full-size plants work and how to add them to your layout

BUILD A LIME AND CEMENT DEALER

Kitbashing, scratchbuilding, wood, and plastic all came together on this model

COMPACT RETAIL COAL DEALER

Unusual construction highlights this small-town industry

FROM THE FREIGHT HOUSE TO EVERYWHERE

How railroads handled less-than-carload freight shipments

ADD A FREIGHT HOUSE TO YOUR LAYOUT

This trackside building is an instant source of traffic

SWITCHING SANTA FE’S ELEVATOR ‘A’

A railroad employee provided information to operate the elevator like the prototype

MODELING A STEEL MILL IN 4 X 8 FEET

Backdating the Wm. K. Walthers HO steel mill kits to the 1950s

SCRATCHBUILDING A CEMENT PLANT

Thoughts on modeling a large HO scale industry in a 12-foot space

AN INDUSTRIAL LAYOUT IN A BOX

This large scale layout packs a detailed scene into a 2 x 4-foot space

CLASSIC MILL SPANS MANY ERAS

This rail-served structure in New York State has a century of history

SCRATCHBUILD A LARGE LINESIDE PLANT

The Clay Spur plant processed and shipped bentonite clay

BUILD AN OIL DEALERSHIP IN A SMALL SPACE

Filling an empty spot with an industry served by a track off the turntable

MODEL A TRANSLOAD TERMINAL

Specialized equipment adds interest to the transfer of materials between trains and trucks

HOW TO MODEL A HEAVY INDUSTRY

Parts from a Wm. K. Walthers kit formed the basis of this project

Also in this issue:

PUT YOUR RAILROAD TO WORK, pg. 3
Introduction by Carl Swanson