My Library - Magazine Articles By Bill Fraley

Atlas O Scale Control/Signal Tower Conversion to S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #6 December
Page:
21
Category:
Structures
Scale:
S
Description:
Despite the kit definitely being intended for O-scale, the author still managed to make it into a reasonable model for S.

Converting AF Flat Cars to Scale

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
36
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he found and converted several A.F. flat cars into scale models. Includes photos of some of the under-construction and completed models.

Last Run Russ Downs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #1 February
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
An ode to Russ Downs and what he did for the hobby.

Last Run: Stan Furmanak

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #6 December
Page:
27
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill describes Stan's involvement in the hobby.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
25
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Introducing John Foley.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #6 December
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill briefly introduces Bob Werre, with a couple of photos of Bob's studio where he was busy photographing SHS products.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #3 June
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill introduces Tom Robichaud who is a member of the Bristol S Gauge Club.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #6 December
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
The author introduces Roy Hoffman, how he got started in the hobby, and his current Penn Western "scale" layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #1 February
Page:
20
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill introduces Cliff Brown who models the Lehigh Valley.

Secret Project Month April 2011

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #3 June
Page:
13
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill explains the "Secret Project Month" concept started in their local club in the 1960s. He describes what he had to do to hold the meeting at his house, and the results of this year's Secret Project contest. Includes photos taken at the meeting, as well as photos of this year's models.

The Central Jersey "Get-together"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #6 December
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
This annual event made the author reflect on the first one he attended and some of the highlights over the years. Includes photos of significant events at some of the shows.

The Secret Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
15
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Scale:
S
Description:
The Lehigh Valley S Gaugers meet in April to reveal each member's "secret project". Several months earlier the members of the club indicate what they intend to reveal in April, and the entries are sealed in an envelope. Members with no, or incomplete, projects have to pay a penalty fee. At the April meeting the projects are judged and prices are awarded to the top three entries. The project keeps the members building. Photos of the efforts are shown in the article.

Trees - Cheaper

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #2 April
Page:
19
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
S
Description:
Using the stranded-wire technique, the author describes how he built new trees to improve upon the ones he had previously built. Includes several photos.

Trees Cheap

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #4 August
Page:
10
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Scale:
S
Description:
Using left-over Christmas decorations to serve as the basis for S-scale trees. Includes construction photos.