My Library - Magazine Articles By Don DeWitt

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
Page:
24
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
S
Description:
The letter the author wrote to the owner of Microscale Decals is reprinted.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
6
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
S
Description:
A collection of new decals announced from various manufacturers.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
5
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
S
Description:
New releases of decals in S-scale.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
Page:
16
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
S
Description:
The author introduces S-scale decals by Microscale, John Hall Decals, River Raisin, and S Designs.

Finishing Touches

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
20
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers some of the new (in 1990) decals, and how the author decorated the American Models D&RGW GP9 (includes a photo).

Finishing Touches

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
2
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he simulates stainless steel paint finishes on a model, and how to deal with masking. The model photo shows an Omnicon RDC-3.

Modular Standards Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 4, October 1988
Page:
28
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
The final track plan of the largest S-scale modular layout built and operated up to that point in time is shown.

Modular Standards Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
Page:
20
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
Don takes over from Tom Hawley to manage the standards for S-scale modular railroading. The issue covered here was the electrical connectors to be used for modules.

Modular Standards Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
Page:
16
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
The page shows a CAD drawing of the layout/track plan of the S-MOD modules scheduled to attend at the 1988 NASG Convention. Measuring 50'x90', and consisting of 60 modules, this would be the largest such setup.

Modular Standards Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
Page:
13
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
The page shows a CAD drawing of the layout/track plan of the S-MOD modules scheduled to attend at the 1988 NASG Convention. The layout has been updated based on responses from clubs, and it is now scheduled to measure 74'x118', 468' of track.

S-MOD Knocks Their Socks Off!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 4, August 1990
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reports the results of building a 7,200 sqft modular S-scale layout at the Convention. Also included are a full-page drawing of the final track plan, and a full-page photo during set-up.

S-MOD System Modular Layout Plans for Pittsburgh

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 2, April 1990
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his detailed plan for the 80'x120' S-scale modular layout planned for the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention. He also requests that attendees help with set-up and promotion. Includes a full-page track plan of the layout.

Superdetailing The American Models Bay-Window Caboose

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
58
Category:
Cabooses
Scale:
S
Description:
The AM model is generic enough to turn into a model specific for several railroads with a bit of effort. Described are the Erie-Lackawanna, Delaware & Hudson, and Conrail versions, with both model and prototype photos.

The Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 2, April 1990
Page:
7
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers new decals released by Microscale, S Designs, Delaware Valley S Scale Supply, G&W Models, and a book review. The following pages show several drawings of where Microscale decals are to be placed on engines, automobiles, and box cars.

The Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 4, August 1990
Page:
22
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Scale:
S
Description:
Reports of new S-scale decals from Microscale, River Raisin, John Pratt, and S Designs. Don DeWitt announced that this is his last column, and that Jon Firpach will take over the decals column.

The Erie Bay-window Caboose: A Caboose for All Seasons

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
4
Category:
Cabooses
Scale:
S
Description:
The author discusses how American Models and the Central Jersey S Scalers worked together to come up with AM's first caboose project. Includes many prototype and model photos.

The Membership Committee Chairman Proposes Some Changes!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 5, October 1990
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes what it takes to be the NASG Membership Secretary, and makes a proposal for splitting the work up into several jobs. He is also resigning from the position.

The NASG - Who Are We?

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Results from a survey are shared about who makes up the NASG's membership.

The S-MOD System Building a Portable Control Panel Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
Page:
25
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers how to wire a block control panel to an S-MOD module. Includes wiring diagrams.

The S-MOD System Building a Portable Control Panel Part 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
11
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
In this installment, the control panel is actually designed and constructed, the switches are wired, and the module is tested.

The S-MOD System Checking the Wiring in Your Module

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
20
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
This article assumes that you have an S-MOD module, and you are having electrical issues. This was in response to the majority of the issues the author observed in others' modules. It covers the basics of the wiring scheme, and how to trouble-shoot an existing system.