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Garden Railways April 2018

TAKE YOUR MODEL TRAINS OUTDOORS! GARDEN RAILWAYS MAGAZINE WILL HELP YOU MAKE YOUR BACKYARD COME ALIVE. EVERY ISSUE IS PACKED WITH TIPS ON DESIGNING AND LANDSCAPING YOUR RAILWAY, REVIEWS OF LOCOMOTIVES AND OTHER NEW PRODUCTS – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN OUTDOOR RAILWAY.

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2 min.
garden-railway photography

I see a lot of garden-railway pictures in my business. Most tend to be snapshots, these days often taken with cameras built into telephones. Not so many are what I might think of as actual photographs. What’s the difference? A snapshot is usually taken on the spur of the moment or without much forethought. That’s where the phrase “point and shoot” came from. Telephones are perfect for snapshots—they’re always close at hand, easy to use, and are great for capturing the moment. A photograph, on the other hand, is the result of planning, time spent on the image, careful lighting (or attention to light), a preconceived notion of what the final image is to portray, and more. The image is “composed” in the camera. The subject is tweaked many times for…

2 min.
notes & news

PRODUCTS Engines & rolling stock LGB (Märklin) has released a German Fire Extinguishing Water Car (#L42591). This four-axle stake car has a brakeman’s platform and separately applied tank, stakes, and end walls. The paint scheme and lettering are prototypical for a DR fire-extinguishing water car for the meter-gauge network in the Harz area in Era IV. The car is realistically weathered and has metal wheelsets. Price: $169.99. Website: www.lgb.com EggHaulers.com has released its Egg- Haulers, designed to go behind your Eggliners. The simple four-piece kit can be painted as you wish or it can just be assembled in five minutes and be ready to run. The car is available in red, green, yellow, or blue. Visit the website for complete information: www.egghaulers.com Piko America, 4610 Alvarado Canyon Rd., Suite 5, San Diego CA 92120…

5 min.
letters

Spray-booth safety In the spray-booth article on page 42 of the December 2017 issue is an issue that should be addressed. One reason that purchased paint-spray booths are expensive is because they have systems designed around at least a “totally enclosed fan cooled” motor (TEFC) or, in cases where the motor is in the air stream, an explosion- proof motor. (www.pittsburghsprayequip.com/product-category/paintbooth-fans/paint-booth-fan-motors www.autobody101.com/forums/viewtopic. php?f=5&t=7435) The motor mentioned in the article is an ordinary ventilating motor and is not safe for this application. It can make sparks from dirty brushes or if the steel fan blades ever hit the steel housing. Sparks in the airstream, if they occur while spraying a solvent-based product, can cause an explosion or fire. An unsealed fan motor should not be used in a spray booth because of this…

2 min.
video 101

Talking pictures We can do something with our videos that frontier photographers could not. We can make our pictures talk and make the trains rumble. With sounds, our videos can have mood and a speaking voice. We can make “talkies.” Learning how to add sound to video can be done in under an hour using basic consumer-level movie software. Using this, we can control everything we hear in our movie. Natural sounds, sound effects, music, and voice-over tracks can be imported from the libraries on our computers. We can add background music, replace an audio track with a new one, and create our own commentary. Sound helps create the ambiance of the movie, advances the plot, and tells us about machinery and characters in the video. Music. I store digital copies of music…

8 min.
couplers: part 2

Now that you’ve decided what couplers to use to standardize your railroad, the fun part arrives—putting your decisions into action. The simplest scenario, when it comes to coupler conversions, is to swap out one coupler for another. Typically, for truckmounted couplers, this is a matter of removing one coupler and screwing in the other (photo 1). Converting from truckmounted to body-mounted couplers can require a bit more engineering. Regardless of whether you use truckmounted or body-mounted couplers, it’s important that they all be at the same height so they stay together. The first coupler you mount should be on a height gauge, against which you measure all other installations (photo 2). This can be as crude or as fancy as you like. You can even use a specific locomotive or piece of…

8 min.
rails in new england woods

For 40 years, I lived in New England. On a recent trip back to the northeast corner of the USA, I visited garden railways, mostly on the coast, where trees often grow up to the shore. I also chanced upon some full-scale historic railways, which seemed to crop up everywhere around there. Predating trains In an area that reveres history, it’s common knowledge in my hometown, north of Boston, that Andover was settled in 1642. In photo 1, Eric Schade’s town of Phippsburg, Maine, was the first-known New England settlement attempt (by the English) back in 1607. Eric models the historic use of lumber for clapboard houses, fencing, cribbing, docks, ships, railroad ties, and locomotive cabs. Rivers were used to float logs to lumber mills, then railroads were built through the woods,…