Related links from Online station 2018 columns

February 2018

Model-railroading videos

New Duck End videos:

The Ashes:

The Reassembler:

An HO train with 243 cars:
April 2018 issue

Modeling-technique sites

Alternative to decal paper:

These videos demonstrate the physical properties (heat, impact, and torque resistance) of a large number of printable materials. Heat:  Torque:  Impact:

Reviews of several 3D printers:

Tapping and threading tutorial:

Parts tumbler:
June 2018 issue

Miscellaneous ideas

Buildings and Structures of American Railroads, an 1893 reference book for railroads. On, search for “buildings and structures of American railroads” and download a PDF file.

USDA Hardiness Zone Map:

Arbor Day Foundation map:

Organic Gardening's
tips for adapting your garden to earlier springs and warmer temperatures:

Swing-motion trucks at the Railroad Museum at Ardenwood:

Swing-motion trucks in service:

August 2018

Having fun with model trains

Thomas the Tank Engine stunts:

Working model fireworks:

74-mile railway:
August 2018 issue

Workshop techniques

Mattel Vac-U-Form toy:

Vacuum-form machine variants:

Castable plastic “goop” solvent:

Etched brass plates:

Etchant using salt water:

Etchant using copper sulfate root killer:
December 2018

Prototype railroads

Big Boy restoration project:

History Channel 10 Trains that Changed the World:

Darjeeling Railway:

Train in Hanoi: and

Vietnam market street:


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