My Library - Magazine Articles By Bill Pyper

Are Your Vehicles To Scale?

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April
Page:
26
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes a handy grid card that can be used to quickly measure the wheelbase and track/tread width of S-scale vehicles to compare them against prototype measurements, to see if the model truly is to scale.

From the Conductor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Scale:
S
Description:
The new editor introduces himself, and how he plans to edit the magazine.

From the Conductor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The editor responds to feedback he got on the previous issue, the one he edited for the NASG.

From the Conductor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Scale:
S
Description:
The editor of the Dispatch introduces his design idea of making the cover's text look like the font and style of a prototype railroad. Each issue will be different.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Dispatch Authors

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Scale:
S
Description:
Basic how-to information for submitting articles for the NASG's Dispatch.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Dispatch Authors

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April
Page:
31
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
The Dispatch editor, Bill Pyper, provides guidelines for how to write an article for possible publication in the Dispatch.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #3 June
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Scale:
S
Description:
The editor introduces the DCC series of articles, publicizes questions about S-MOD, and announces that the magazine's publication months will be changed later in 2014.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Scale:
S
Description:
The editor describes this issue and why one should belong to the NASG.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Scale:
S
Description:
The editor describes some changes in this issue.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Scale:
S
Description:
This is the first issue on the new schedule (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov).

Scrap Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
29
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built a small incinerator using an empty cinnamon container. He also shows how to build a smaller one using a spigot from a two-gallon water container.

Scrap Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
28
Category:
Scenery - Homes and Lots
Scale:
S
Description:
What color are sidewalks? The author takes a field trip to investigate (he goes outside!). Chipboard is the conclusion he reached for how best to model sidewalks in S-scale.

Scrap Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
28
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shows how he used some bottle caps and drip-irrigation pipefittings to make a structure for moving Soylent Green into tank cars on a siding.

Signs, Signs, Everywhere There's Signs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #3 June
Page:
23
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
S
Description:
The author encourages all the add billboards to your layouts. He provides typical prototype dimensions. He then provides examples of how to make them. Includes prototype and model photos.

Signs, Signs, Everywhere...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
4
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes where you can find, and how you can produce, S-scale signs for your layout. Includes several prototype photos, and step-by-step model photos.