Back Issues

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Vol. 9, No. 2

Spring 2022

$12.00

CONTENTS

    • Hot Metal Car History, Part 2
    • The Ahlbrand Collection, Group One
    • Modeling Hot and Cold Ingots w Thermochromic Paint
    • Researching the Mills – Part 22
    • Ore Docks at Toledo

Vol. 9, No. 1

Winter 2022

$12.00

CONTENTS

    • Hot Metal Car History, Part 1
    • Modeling the BHP Steelworks, Part 2
    • Researching the Mills – Part 21
    • Ore Docs at Two Harbors

Vol. 8, No. 4

Fall 2021

$12.00

CONTENTS

    • 200-Ton Ingot Transfer Car
    • Modeling the BHP Steelworks, Part 1: Prototype
    • Modern Masters Metal Effects
    • Pollock Link-Type Hot Metal Car with Ladle
    • Photos from the Meet in Detroit
    • Dean Freytag Award Winners

Vol. 8, No. 3

Summer 2021

$12.00

CONTENTS

    • How About a Forging Operation
    • Detailing My O-Scale Ingot Cars
    • Operations & Paperwork on CR&I Mill
    • Researching the Mills – Part 20
    • Forge Work
    • Modeling an Early American Iron Furnace

Vol. 8, No. 2

Spring 2021

$12.00

CONTENTS

    • Transportation of Taconite – Part 2
    • Researching the Mills – Part 19
    • Nucor Steel Marian, Part 1, Scrap Yard
    • Scratch-Building an O-Scale Ingot Car
    • Bethlehem Steel Locomotive Rides

Vol. 8, No. 1Winter 2021$12.00

CONTENTS

    • Transportation of Taconite – Part 1
    • A Tribute to Mike Rabbitt
    • From the Steel Library
    • Researching the Mills – Part 18
    • Steel Zoomin’
    • A Steel Maintenance Truck

Vol. 7, No. 4

Fall 2020

$12.00

CONTENTS

    • Researching the Mills – Part 17
    • A Tribute to Bill Wolf
    • A Tribute to Mike Rabbitt
    • Lime Spraying Facility for Slag Cars
    • Rolling Mill Reveals All
    • Virtual Detroit
    • Colorful Piping for Steel Mill Landscape
    • From the Steel Library

Vol. 7, No. 3

Summer 2020

$12.00

CONTENTS

    • Researching the Mills – Part 16
    • Steel on Canvas
    • Slag Car Heritage or “More Old Friends"
    • Steel Plate Loads In, Steel Tank Heads Out
    • Ingot Stripper at Bethlehem Steel
    • Let’s Build a Stripper
    • Delta Delivers – Delta Steel Corporation

Vol. 7, No. 2

Spring 2020

$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Researching the Mills – Part 15
  • Slag Car Heritage or “More Old Friends"
  • Up On The Roof
  • NUCOR Model Has A New Home
  • Delta Delivers – Delta Steel Corporation
  • Steel Making Process Diagram

Vol. 7, No. 1

Winter 2020

$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Researching the Mills – Part 14
  • NMRA Convention Report
  • Grand Steel Operating Session
  • Grand Steel Corporation Layout Tour
  • Steel Making Process Diagram
  • Supplier Spotlight – KISS Metal Shavings

Vol. 6, No. 4

Fall 2019

$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover – Annual Meet, Cleveland at Night
  • Steel Layout – B&LE and Union RRs, Pt 4
  • Researching the Mills – Part 13
  • 2019 SMMSIG Annual Meet – Indianapolis
  • Cleveland – Iron Never Sleeps
  • Thoughts on Coke Works Modeling
  • Unique Additions for My Steel Plant
  • Dean Freytag Awards

Vol. 6, No. 3

Summer 2019

$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover – Scott Woods’ Layout
  • Nucor Model Series – Part 4
  • Steel Layout – B&LE and Union RRs, Pt 3
  • Researching the Mills – Part 12
  • Models of Beehive Coke Ovens
  • Crawfordsville 3D Modeling
  • Don’s Critters
  • Process Diagram of Steel Production

Vol. 6, No. 2

Spring 2019

$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover – Beehive Bonanza
  • Researching the Mills – Part 11
  • Old Friends – Running into Models
  • Steel Layout – B&LE and Union RRs, Pt 2
  • Scratchbuild a Large Mill Building
  • Build a 24-wheel Bottle Car – Part 3

Vol. 6, No. 1

Winter 2019
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover – Scott Woods’ Layout
  • Researching the Mills – Part 10
  • Steel Layout – B&LE and Union RRs
  • Freytag Model Winner
  • Freytag Photo Winner
  • Build a 24-wheel Bottle Car – Part 2
  • 2018 NMRA Convention – Kansas City

Vol. 5, No. 4

Fall 2018
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: Annual Meet
  • Connecting at Kent – Annual Meet

  • Nucor Model Series – Part 3, Identification of Equipment

  • Nucor Model: The Big Reveal

  • Kent Meet: Layout Tours

  • Kent Meet: Bar Mill Tour

  • Researching The Mills – Part 9

Vol. 5, No. 3

Summer 2018
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: 12-axle Bottle Car
  • Researching the Mills – Part 8
  • Nucor model series – Part 2, Overview of “New Steel”
  • Raising the Roof on the Walthers Rolling Mill
  • Part 2, Building Your Tool Collection
  • Part 3, Special Effect Lighting for Steel Mill Scenes

Vol. 5, No. 2

Spring 2018
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: Nucor Model
  • Researching the Mills – Part 7
  • Nucor model series – Introduction
  • Bethlehem Steel heavy-duty flat car
  • Special Lighting Effects for Mills – Part 2
  • Treadwell Slag Car kit review – Part 2
  • Kevin Tully – New author introduction
  • Steel in Print

Vol. 5, No. 1

Winter 2018
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: Let’s Visit Weirton
  • Researching the Mills – Part 6
  • Special Lighting Effects for Mills – Part 1
  • Treadwell Slag Car kit review
  • Weirton Steel overview
  • 2017 NMRA Convention – Orlando
    Operations on Wilson’s Layout
  • Stathis DCC Coupler

Vol. 4, No. 4

Fall 2017
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: Bethlehem Stacks
  • Steel – Part 6
  • Researching the Mills – Part 5
  • Material Transfer Cars – Part 2
  • 2017 SMMSIG Meet – Bethlehem
  • Operations on McCorry’s Layout

Vol. 4, No. 3

Summer 2017
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: Schuylkill Iron Works
  • Steel – Part 5
  • Researching the Mills – Part 4
  • Preview of SMMSIG Annual Meet
  • When SIGs Collide
  • Schuylkill Iron Works
  • Steel Mill Spacer Car
  • ST&D Bottle Car Modifications – Part 2

Vol. 4, No. 2

Spring 2017
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: Benzol By-Products Plant
  • Steel – Part 4
  • Researching the Mills – Part 3
  • Material Transfer Cars – Part 1
  • Scratchbuilt Dorr Thickener
  • Benzol By-Products Plant

Vol. 4, No. 1

Winter 2017
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: Harrisburg Terminal Railroad
  • Steel – Part 3
  • Researching the Mills – Part 2
  • ST&D Bottle Car Modifications – Part 1
  • Harrisburg Terminal Railroad

Vol. 3, No. 2

Fall 2016
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: Blast Furnace Irene
  • Steel – Part 2
  • Researching the Mills – Part 1
  • 2016 SMMSIG Meet – Merrillville
  • Blast Furnace Irene
  • Slag Car from Shapeways

Vol. 3, No. 1

Spring/Summer 2016
$12.00

CONTENTS

  • Cover: Blue Mountain Division of PRR
  • Steel – Part 1
  • Waybill Based Operating System
  • How I Came to Model Steel
  • Blue Mountain Division of PRR
  • Slag Shells