My Library - Magazine Articles By Don Heimburger

2007 NASG Convention - Baltimore

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
22
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos and contests results of the convention.

2009 Fall S Fest - Rockford, Illinois

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A photo essay of the event.

2009 NASG Convention - St. Louis

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A photo essay of the event.

40 Years Ago

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad History
Scale:
S
Description:
Brief highlights of what happened in S-scale in the 1960s.

A Quick History of S Gauge

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad History
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes some of the major dates relevant to S-scale modeling's history.

A.C. Gilbert's Colorful Trains

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
27
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
Many photos and descriptions of rare A.F. items.

ABC's of S...

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author draws the conclusion that S-scale is growing, and specifically mentions the contributions of American Model and Overland Models to the increase of available equipment.

ABC's of S...

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
25
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author responds to last month's request for a hypothetical company being formed that produces S-scale items for the AF/hi-rail community.

American Flyer Line Upgraded; New Steam Locomotive Coming

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
26
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
This is an interview with Todd Wagner of Lionel about the future of American Flyer.

An Update on S Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-06
Page:
82
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author describes S scale, and where to find steam and diesel locomotives, freight and passenger cars, track, structures, and detailing parts. The last section is about the NASG and the upcoming 1981 NASG convention. Includes a few S-scale layout photos.

Bridge Floors

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
17
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Scale:
S
Description:
This article describes how bridge floors are built, and includes several S-scale model photos of layouts, as well as a detailed design diagram of various types of floors.

Bring Out the Wrecking Crane!

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
26
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how Dave Smith took a Lionel O-27 crane to build this car.

Bulkhead Flat And Frisco Plug Door Box Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
11
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
Two photos taken by the author of Stan Furmanak's scratchbuilt TTPX bulkhead flat car and a plug-door box car. Both were shown at the 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

Colorful Choices in New SHS Rolling Stock

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
21
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes a good number of new S-Helper Service's freight cars that are available.

D&RGW Class 8-33 0-6-0

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
26
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Scale:
S
Description:
James "Rusty" Rustermier of San Jose, California built the S-scale model of D&RGW #51 from brass, silver and 303 stainless steel. The frame was machined from solid brass stock, and the boiler began as a solid round piece, turned down to size, then bored out. Includes one photo of the finished model.

Highlights from Altoona NASG Convention

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The 2005 NASG Convention was held in Altoona, PA. This two-page article has lots of photos of people at the show, a listing of the winners of the contests, and a brief description of which vendors were at the show and the NASG awards handed out.

Measure the Time

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad History
Scale:
S
Description:
Don reflects on 45 years of being an S-scale publisher.

Meet Your Fellow Collector

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
24
Category:
Collecting
Scale:
S
Description:
Several collectors are profiled in this article.

Oconomowoc NASG Draws Happy S Campers

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
16
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos and a review of the 2003 National Association of S Gaugers Convention held in July 2003 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Ontario Midland box car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
26
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
Oliver Clubine from Brantford, Ontario, Canada, built the S-scale box car featured in a photo from an S-Helper Service outside-braced box car.

Rare AF Missouri Pacific Passenger Set Returns

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
16
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author conducts an interview with Jeff Jones, American Flyer Production Manager at Lionel about their new offerings for 1991. Included are pages of advertisement showing photos of the new AF products.

S Gaugian Interviews MTH's Mike Wolf

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
32
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
This is an interview with Mike Wolf, owner of MTH, about AF accessories and MTH's future involvement in S-scale (note that MTH bought the S-Helper Service tooling in 2010, and is now indeed producing S-scale equipment as well as accessories).

S Team Builds Promotional Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
14
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
"S Team" is the name of a group of S standard- and narrow-gauge modelers in the Chicago area. They built a 10'x30' layout.

Scranton NASG Convention Largest Ever

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
43
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The article covers the 2001 NASG Convention in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Sn3 Modeler

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
27
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
This page introduces the magazine-within-a-magazine, the Sn3 Modeler.

The Budd Cars: Stainless Fleet of Modern Trains

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
16
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
After a brief prototype introduction, the author covers the 74-foot, four-car Budd sets that American Models has released. Includes several prototype photos.

The First S Gauge Conventions

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
25
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the first NASG Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

The S models of Joe Greynolds

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
26
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
This is a follow-up to the November/December, 1989 issue article of Joe Greynold's layout, in which the author shares photos of Joe's cars which didn't fit in that previous issue. Photos only; no commentary.

Union Pacific: The Grinch that Stole Christmas

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
13
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares comments he received from Don Thompson (S-Helper Service) of the possible legal ramifications by the accusations the Union Pacific RR has launched against model railroad manufacturers.

Welcome to Table Rock, Arizona

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
20
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his planned fictitious layout.

Wisconsin Central Southern & Santa Fe

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
16
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author visits Gary Children's freelance layout. Includes many photos and a complete trackplan.