Photo of CSX Freight Train Passing Through Fostoria Ohio in the Winter By Jim Spavins.

Publications

Publications

Below is a listing of my various publications from books to magazine articles. All of the articles and books were written by me, however, two of the photo spreads simply feature my work and weren't created by me.

Books

Minimalist Model Railroad Design, 2014, 92 pgs., ISBN 978-1494882020
Minimalist Model Railroading, 2012, 92 pgs., ISBN 978-1481118330
Modular Railroading Handbook, 2012, 100 pgs., ISBN 978-1463770600
Diesels on the Northeast Corridor, 2010, 100 pgs., ISBN 978-1453787656
Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club, 2011,152 pgs., ISBN 978-1461049739
90 Days to Rockville, 2009, 150 pgs., ISBN 978-1448655342

Web Articles

Railroad Traveler, Rock Star Return for the Spirit of Roanoke, June 9, 2015
Railroad Traveler, Baseball in Paradise, July 25, 2015

Magazine Articles

Model Railroader, “An HO Scale Branchline with a Rail Marine Twist.” April 2009, pgs. 78-80

Magazine Columns

Model Railroad News, “Switching Games.” August 2001, pg. 37
Model Railroad News, “Starting Over.” July 2001, pg. 32
Model Railroad News, “Ohio State Limited.” June 2001, pg. 33
Model Railroad News, “A Solid Foundation.” May 2001, pg. 31
Model Railroad News, “TAMR News.” April 2001, pg. 31
Model Railroad News, “The Drawbridge.” March 2001, pg. 31
Model Railroad News, “Being a Member.” February 2001, pg. 30
Model Railroad News, “To the Beginner:” January 2001, pg. 35
Model Railroad News, “Northeast Corridor Action.” December 2000, pg. 18
Model Railroad News, “Retrospective: New York/New Jersey Division.” November 2000, pg. 26
Model Railroad News, “Daylight 2000 Continued…” October 2000, pg. 32
Model Railroad News, “Daylight 2000.” September 2000, pg. 31
Model Railroad News, “Tool for Success.” August 2000, pg. 17
Model Railroad News, “Daylight 2000.” July 2000, pg. 25
Model Railroad News, “Summertime Fun.” June 2000, pg. 16
Model Railroad News, “Great Plains Division.” May 2000, pg. 24
Model Railroad News, “Winter Convention 2000.” April 2000, pg. 13
Model Railroad News, “The Golden Spike.” March 2000, pg. 31
Model Railroad News, “Railfanning After Dark.” February 2000, pg. 32
Model Railroad News, “Tourist Railroads.” January 2000, pg. 17
Model Railroad News, “New York, New York.” December 1999, pg. 3
Model Railroad News, “Modular Fun.” November 1999, pg. 22
Model Railroad News, “Texas Eagle ’99 Continued…” October 1999, pg. 23
Model Railroad News, “Texas Eagle ’99.” September 1999, pg. 19
Model Railroad News, “Celebrating 35 Years.” August 1999
Model Railroad News, “Don’t Forget the Passenger Train.” July 1999, pg. 26
Model Railroad News, “Texas Eagle ’99.” June 1999, pg. 21
Model Railroad News, “Inside TAMR.” May 1999, pg. 22
Model Railroad News, “New Divisions.” April 1999, pg. 21
Model Railroad News, “Moving Mountains.” March 1999, pg. 22
Model Railroad News, “Preserving History.” February 1999, pg. 9
Model Railroad News, “Rail Photography.” January 1999, pg. 6

Photos by Jim

Compact Layout Design, by Ian Rice, "CP Slocan Lake Division Track Plan," pg. 14, Chapter 2, ISBN: 9780890249963
Model Railroader, "Trackside Photos, Bob Murphy's New Haven Railroad." January 2015, pg. 88-89

Photos by Others Featuring Jim's Work

NMRA Bulletin, "NMRA First Place Module Group." September 2014, pg. 27
Model Railroader, "MR News, TAMR National Convention." November 1998, pg. 60

Clinics

Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club, Introduction to BranchTRAK, April 24, 2016
Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club, Printed Future of Model Railroading, May 22, 2014
Mohegan Pequot Model Railroad Club, Drawbridge Modules, September 24, 2000

Media Interviews

Model Railroader Video Plus, 2016 National Train Show Report - Part 2, Interview with Cody Grivno - 10:28 to 12:52
Trainmasters.TV, 2016 National Train Show Report - Part 2, Interview with Miles Hale - 3:25 to 4:58