Long Island Rail Road Montauk Branch 
Articles by Nicholas Kalis     Updated: 03/01/2007   

“Adventures in Urban Model Railroading.” N Scale Railroading March/April 2003: 30-37. A Review for The Cannonball
“A Quick Start to Using Situation Cards for Your Layout.” Cannon Ball, Summer 1998 Vol. 28 No. 2, 4.
“ABCs of Electric Railway Dates.” NMRA Bulletin, May 1992, 23-24.
“A Fast Start to Operations.” Cannon Ball, Hint #8
“A Great Source of Scratchbuilding Supplies in the Potomac Division.” The Potomac Flyer, 2001 , 6.
“A Great Source of Scratchbuilding Supplies in the Potomac Division.” The Potomac Flyer, 2002 , 11.
“A Visit to the Suitland Archives - A modeler's Paradise.” Semaphore, February 1995, 6-7.
“A Whiff of the Long Island – Pennsylvania Glory, Volume 1” The Transfer, No. 20, 27.
“Amtrak’s Sunnyside Yard as Seen in January 1961.” (Photo) The Observation Car, Winter 1998, 3.
“An Old Friend Needs Help” Trolley Talk, May-June 2001 Issue No. 254, 14-15.
“Answer and photo, 60th Anniversary Survey.” Model Railroader, February 1994, page unknown.
“Arch Street Freight House Operations” Dispatcher’s Office 2002
“Book review, Building the Independent Subway.” Transfer, No. 14 (April-June 1995), 36.
“Book review, Long Island Railroad 1955 (sic) Calendar.” Transfer, No. 16 1995, 18. Correction published in next issue.
“Building Mockups” The Potomac Flyer, November 2002-January 2003 (Winter Quarter), 3.
“Designing a Layout for Video”  
“Details I wish to Model”  Urban details by Scott G. Perry
“Feedback on Dominoes?” Layout Design Journal, Vol. Unknown, 27. 
“Finding the Prototype to Model Your Dream Layout in Any Scale.” The Cannonball, Vol. 28, No.3 Fall 1998, 4-5.
Getting Published in the Hobby Press.” The Local, September-October 1995 Volume 50, Number 5.
“Getting Started With Your Benchwork.” The Potomac Flyer, 2001, 8. Discusses Colonial Hardwoods 
“Getting Started With Your Sectional Benchwork.” The Potomac Flyer, 2001, 8. Discusses Ed Bjarnason
“Getting Started With Your Track Plan.” The Potomac Flyer, 2001, 8.
“I Built it Myself.” The Potomac Flyer, 2000, 11.
“Improving the Appearance of Ready-To-Run Vehicles.” The Cannonball, 1998, 5.
“Inexpensive Ballast.” The Potomac Flyer, Fall 2001, 8.
“Intimidation.” The Potomac Flyer
“Layout Tour: Hooch Junction Railroad.” Railmodel Journal, August 1992, 44-49.
“Letter to the Editor.” (postscript to B-1 article) Mainline Modeler, November 1994, 16.
“Letter to the Editor.” Lineside, Vol. XI, No. 4, 24. Poses question on Van Iderstine
“LIRR Freight Sidings Along Yard A.” Lineside, Vol. XI no. 1, 5-6.
“LIRR Parlor Cars in HO Scale.” Semaphore, September 1995, 6.
“Long Island City Float Yard” The Keystone, Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer 1993, 54-62.
“Long Island City Float Yard Operations.” Tug Bitts, Vol. III, No.1, page unknown.
“Long Island City Float Yard.” The Transfer (published by Rail/Marine Information Group) No. 10, 1994
“Long Island Float Yard Operations, An Update, 5/94.” The Transfer, No. 11 July - Sept. 1994, 5.
“Long Island Diesels in the North Shore Yards during the 1960s.” NMRA Bulletin, August 2001, page unknown.
“Long Island RR Interlockings, “M” and “Bliss”.” Clear Block, Winter 200 Vol. 5, No. 2, 9.
“Magazine Reviews.” The Hell Gate Connection, Volume 2, Number 3, 4.
“Memories of The New York Connecting Railroad.” The Connecting, Vol. I, No. 12, 2.
“Model Railroading and Baseball Cards.” The Potomac Flyer, Winter 1994/95, 4.
“Model Railroad Priorities.” The Cannon Ball, Summer 2002 Vol. 32, No. 2, 3, 6.
Model Railroads That Have Influenced Me.”
“Modeling Industries on the Long Island Railroad.” The Semaphore, June 2001, 6. Covers Louis Sherry.
“Modeling Industries on the Long Island Railroad.” The Semaphore, June 2001, 7. Covers National Casket.
Modeling LIRR Non-Revenue Operations.” MER Local, January-February 1996 Vol 51, Number 1, 4-5.
“Modeling LIRR Operations.” Semaphore, October 1993, 9.
“Modeling LIRR Reacher Cars, The Long Island Railroad Modeler.” The Semaphore, June 2001, 5-6.
“Modeling the LIRR” The Potomac Flyer, August 2002 – October 2002 Fall Quarter, 11.
News from the Semaphore.” Semaphore, September 9, 1997.
“Obtaining Data From ICC Railroad Valuation Records.” Semaphore, May 1995, 6. I edited this material.
“Operating Sunnyside Yard in the ‘60s.” The Dispatcher’s Office, April 1997, 13.
“Potomac Division Layout Tours.” The Potomac Flyer, 5.
“Product Review LIRR C-Liners.” The Cannonball, Summer 1998, 4.
Protecting Your Models.” MER Local, November-December 1994, 4.
Prototype Modeling Help in the Nation's Capital.” 1:87 Scale (Published by Railroad Prototype Modelers), March/April 1992, 8-9.
“Prototype Modeling's Overlooked Research Tool.” Model Railroading, May 1993, 38.
“PRR B-1 Switcher.” Mainline Modeler, July 1994, 25-29.
“Replicating Scenes and Jobs from the 60s – Long Island Railroad in HO.” Layout Design Journal, Winter 2000, LDJ-23, 18.
Reviews”, a number of books and articles published of interest. Urban Modelers Newsletter.
“Review New York City Subways Calendar 1998.” Transfer, No. 22, 31.
Rome Was Not Built In A Day.”  submitted to The Potomac Flyer
“Schaefer Creek Coal Company”, N-Scale November/ December 1991, pp.41-42.
“Selecting and Installing Caboose Ground Throws.” The Potomac Flyer , February 2002 –April 2002, Spring Quarter, 4.
“September Swap Meet Goes Well But Underattended.” The Potomac Flyer, Nov 1999 – Jan 2000, Fall Quarter, 1.
“Sunnyside: The World’s Greatest Passenger Railroad Yards. ” Keystone, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring 1996, 15-62.
“Sunnyside Yard in HO Scale.” Rail Model Journal, July 1998, 26-37.
“The Lighter Side.” The Potomac Flyer February 2002 –April 2002, Spring Quarter, 3.
“The Search for Pliobond.” The Potomac Flyer, Spring? 2001, 8.
“The Trolley to Welfare Island.” NMRA The Local, September – October 1998, 5.
“Thoughts on the Popular Keller Videos.” NMRA The Local, November – December 2002, 14.
“Tip, MR Workshop.” Model Railroader, November 1991, page unknown.
“Trucks of New York's Long Island Railroad." Wheels of Time, Vol. 16, No. 5 September/October 1995, 28-29.
“Trucks of the Long Island Rail Road." Semaphore, January 1996, 6.
“Adventures in Urban Model Railroading.” N Scale Railroading March/April 2003: 30-37. Cannonball Review
“Urban Rail Fan.” (Letter to the Editor) Model Railroader, July 1998, 10.
“Your Top Tips.” The Cannonball, Summer 1998, 4. 

Articles Accepted for Publication

1. “A Quick and Easy Fascia Holster for Your DCC Throttle.” The Potomac Flyer
2. “A Step in the Right Direction.” The Potomac Flyer
3. “Book Review of Iain Rice.” The Potomac Flyer?
4. “Car 601.” The Street Railway Reporter 
5. “Getting Started With Your Layout Room.” Discussion of Barzdukas and Blevins The Potomac Flyer
6. “LIRR MOW Products." The Semaphore 
7. “LIRR Vehicles.” Keystone expected 2002 
8. “Modeling the LIRR.” with Photos The Cannonball
9. “Modeling Waterfront Scenes with Envirotex.” The Potomac Flyer
10. “What’s Stopping You From Building Your Layout?” The Potomac Flyer
11. “Getting Started With Your Backdrop.” The Potomac Flyer
12. “Painting Structures in Proper LIRR Colors.” The Semaphore 
13. “The Lifetime Layout.” Layout Design Journal 
14. “Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Photographic Archives.” The Semaphore
15.  “Prototype Track/Industry Maps as A Design Resource.” Layout Design Journal
16. “Modeling Yard A – A Reference Photo.” The Semaphore
17. “The Worst Model Contest.”  The Potomac Flyer on page 5 of the Fall 2004 issue
18. “Installing Caboose Ground Throws” The Potomac Flyer Discussion of wood screws
19. “A Simple Tip for Painting Your Structures”  The Potomac Flyer