Model Railroader Magazine 1978 June Big Warrior River Bridge Marquette Union Ter
Model Railroader Magazine 1978 June Big Warrior River Bridge Marquette Union Ter

Model Railroader Magazine 1978 June Big Warrior River Bridge Marquette Union Ter

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Model Railroader   June 1978   Vol 45 No 6
CONTENTS
Guest essay: Thanks, Dad! By Robert E. Rothe.  57
A model railroader recalls how he became interested in the hobby.
Ma & Pa handcar and tool shed. By A. E. Sima Jr.  60
I decided this little building deserved a home on my layout.
Commuter cars: easy to kitbash and fun to operate. By Vic Roseman.  62
Commuter operations can add a lot of action to a model railroad.
What brought the catenary down? By Bob Hegge.  67
Crooked Mountain Lines lays some third rail.
The Marquette Union Terminal RR. By Jim Hediger.  71
Cliff Robinson's MUT has served as a proving ground.
Factory office and supply building. By Hal Riegger.  82
Use two old boxcars to make this structure.
Bill Cowling's Z scale sawmill complex.  83
The Model of the Month Award.
Sneak preview: Wolverine Express layout tour.  88
Railroads to be seen at the NMRA national convention.
Model remodeling. By David Petty.  90
Those old plastic buildings can find new life on the layout.
A miniature oilstone bench grinder. By Ben King.  94
A precision machine to sharpen the tiniest drill bits.
Recipes for diner bashing. By Vic Roseman and George Drury.- - 97
Seven ways to kitbash this HO scale AHM diner.
Model railroading under the chandelier. By Rick Tipton. - - - - 107
My friends said I'd never get away with it if I were married.
It's a coverup. By Eric Lundberg.  110
No big problem, I reminded myself; I'm the railroad officials.
Christopher station. By Carl Traub.   112
Model station named in honor of grandson no. 2
Eliminate flywheel vibration. By Spencer Bostwick.  114
Flywheels should be part of the solution, not part of the problem.
Prototype data and drawings:
Brick grade crossing watchman's tower. Delaware & Hudson.58
Handcar and tool shed. Maryland & Pennsylvania.- - - - 60
Route 128 station. New Haven RR.   66
Big Warrior River Bridge. An 1887 structure.  78
Factory office and supply building.  82
40-ton wooden ore car. Early 1900's.  93



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