These are my original drafts of just a few recently-published articles, not the versions appearing in Model Railroader magazine, so they include information not present in print; they also feature the original artwork I submitted. The titles in parentheses are what the magazine editors called them.
Getting published isn't all it's cracked up to be. On one occasion, Kalmbach reproduced my artwork exactly as submitted, but gave credit to their staff artist. On another, their editor mangled the text badly, introducing a number of grammatical errors not present in the original manuscript, which had the effect of making it appear I couldn't write. Despite the problems, I've published quite a bit more—see my Modeling Biography.
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