My Library - Magazine Articles By Don Thompson

A Mack "Bulldog" Coal Delivery Truck in S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
Page:
6
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to convert a Matchbox "Models of Yesteryear" series is No. Y3O, a 1920 Model AC Mack, to a local coal-delivery truck (made from 1916 through 1936). Includes scale diagrams and two model photos.

Car Identification Idea

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 3, June 1990
Page:
5
Category:
Operations
Scale:
S
Description:
Using paint markers to mark the axles of cars using the resistors' marking bands scheme to help identify the owner of the car. Useful in large group settings and during operating settings.

Central Jersey S Scalers 8th Annual Fall Get-Together

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 6, December 1989
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The three-day show was held in November. The author covers all the activities during that time, with 60+ people attending. Includes a track plan of the modular layout's set-up at the show.

Coffee With Don Thompson

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
Don Thompson is the co-owner of S-Helper Service. He describes his home layout, but progress on it stopped when he started the company in 1989.

Detailing The American Models Twin Hopper

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
Page:
8
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
The American Models 1985 new hopper is based on a Unicast 55-ton outside-braced two-bay hopper. The author describes optional steps the modeler can take to make the model more detailed, covering grab irons, steps, couplers, brake details, cross-braces support, hopper door hardware, ladders, interior braces, glad hands, and painting the model.

Detailing The American Models Twin Hopper Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
8
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
The drawings of the car shown in the previous Dispatch were too small to be of any use, so this issue devotes two full pages to those drawings.

NASG Promotions

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Scale:
S
Description:
Efforts in the works by the NASG Promotions committee.

NASG Trackwork and Wheel Standard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
4
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
Information about the current NASG track standard. Includes a listing of track and brass models that comply with that standard.

Photo Tour of American Models

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 1, February 1991
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
A photo essay showing the American Models factory.

Port Huron & Northern Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 6, December 1990
Page:
14
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
A description, with track plan and several photos, of Dave Held's 34'x17' layout.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
Page:
11
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
A report on what the NASG's Promotions Committee has been working on.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Update on what the Committee has been up to.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Updates from the Committee.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
The latest update of the Committee.

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
21
Category:
Product Review
Scale:
S
Description:
Reviewed is the White 3000 series COE tractor truck with trailer by S DeSigns.

The 1988 AF Car Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
8
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
The author provides a behind-the-scenes look on how the NASG's A.F. Commemorative Car project was started, and working with Lionel to make it a reality.

The Sandy Creek and Pennsylvania R.R.

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 4, August 1991
Page:
15
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes a visit to Barry Mertz' S-scale layout. The brief article is accompanied by a good number of color photos.

Trade News And Views

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
Page:
9
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
Since there are now other magazines reporting on S-scale's new products, the author has decided to change his product-announcement column to one that reviews currently-available products, with this column covering S-scale track products.

Trade News And Views

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
Page:
6
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the current crop of S-scale turnouts that are available.