My Library - Magazine Articles By Bill Winans

A Layout Design Grows Up

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
11
Category:
Layout Design
Scale:
S
Description:
After introducing his model railroading hobby history, the author describes his current 20'x20' S and Sn3, two-level layout. Includes photos of the current layout, still under construction.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author continues to introduce the members of the NASG BOT.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the current state of the NASG, and highlighting the many people who contribute extra time to the organization to help be run better. He states that more photos and articles are needed from the AF side of the scale for both the magazine and the web site.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers some info about changes within the NASG organization. The majority of the article is about the incorrect use of "gauge" vs. "scale" within S-scale and the industry in general. Gauge is the distance between the rails, and scale is the ratio to the prototype that we are modeling.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #3 June
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The NASG president covers several NASG-related topics, including elections, and needing someone to handle the Estate Survival program of the NASG.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Covers some minor topics about the organization itself (election nominations, no dues increases, extra copies of this issue available).

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The NASG president covers several topics as he returned from the NASG Convention.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Commentary about the upcoming NASG elections, the Perles award, and the demise of Carstens Publishing.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
It costs the NASG money to send out reminder notices, so the President reminds everyone to send their dues in on time.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the upcoming NASG elections, a request for Dispatch authors, and the Sn3 gauges for sale through the NASG.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the upcoming NASG convention, paying dues ahead of the deadlines, member contributions to content for the Dispatch, the web site's Product Gallery section, and making sure that your estate is set up to handle your model trains.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #4 July
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Covers notes about recent changes that have been made to the NASG web site, membership services, possible dues increase, and an increase in new members.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Comments about providing the webmaster with accurate data so that the web site becomes more accurate over time, business-type NASG memberships, membership renewals.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Consider contributing tips and trick to the Dispatch. NASG membership dues increases.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The NASG membership needs to be more vocal about what it wants for the organization. A change in the NASG Treasurer. People added as committee chairman.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Does looking for cheaper hotels play an important part in members' decision to attend an NASG Convention? Time to start thinking about NASG BOT elections.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author mentions the upcoming Convention, changes to the NASG By-Laws, membership renewals, and encouraging people to join the NASG.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author mentions the upcoming Convention, the upcoming election, the aging of the people involved in the NASG committees, some rant-n-raves,

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
38
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reports on his stay in the hospital, work done by Monte Heppe and Michael Ferraro, the upcoming elections, and updating the Convention handbook.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Being thankful for what we have, upcoming NASG elections, and the facelift of the NASG web site.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Working on our layouts, upcoming NASG elections, and estate planning.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Vote and mail in your ballot for the NASG election, Promotions committee's use of NASG funds to mail out a "Sources Guide", and the NASG booth at the WGH show.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reports on the NASG booth at the WGH show in Phoenix, getting ready for contest at the upcoming NASG Convention, and the need for a new Contest committee chairperson.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews his four years as NASG president, and recommends shortening the length of the term of president.

BOT Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
27
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
A brief review of what happened at the 2015 NASG Convention's BOT and general membership meetings.

Introduction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Scale:
S
Description:
The NASG president introduces this special "This is S" issue, with what it takes to be an S-scale modeler.

Minutes of the NASG BOT

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #5 October
Page:
28
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The report of what happened at the 2012 NASG Convention's BOT meeting.

My Train of Thought

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The new NASG president's first column, in which he runs through all the key people that are keeping the NASG humming along.

Nelson Steinmetz' Santa Fe & Western

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #4 August
Page:
12
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
Nelson's 22'x22' AT&SF layout is featured in this article, which includes many photos and a track plan. The finished layout is always open for visitors.

Proposed Changes to the NASG Constitution

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #2 April
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Changes are proposed to be voted on during the upcoming election.

PRS Boxcar Assembly

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
Tips and photos on how to successfully build the Pacific Rail Shops kits that nearly all S-scale modelers have in their closet.