My Library - Magazine Articles By Jim Kindraka

50th Anniversary of S Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #3 Summer
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Details about what transpired at the annual membership meeting at the 1987 NASG Convention.

A Slick Option for Re-Lettering

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-06/07
Page:
17
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he built several more S Scale America H39 hopper cars, but this time modeling an older car that has been re-lettered later in life, still showing through some of the older lettering. Includes a prototype photo and several model photos.

Adding to a Spartan Kit Jacking up a Thrall 54' Mill Gondola

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-06/07
Page:
38
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Scale:
S
Description:
The author stumbled upon a rare Don Winter kit. This article shows how he built it. Includes construction photos, as well as several prototype photos of similar gondolas.

Bernie Thomas Award

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #3 Summer
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
This article explains why this award was named after this man.

Building a Rock Island Fowler Box Car

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-08/09
Page:
21
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
After telling the history of the Fowler-designed box car, the author briefly describes the S Scale America kits he built, but the main focus of the article is the work he did to model a specifc Rock Island box car, which required some kitbashing. Construction is shown in a photo essay.

Chicagoland RPM Meet Gets a Taste of S Scale

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-12/01
Page:
44
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A report on S-scale's presence at the 2017 Railroad Prototype Modelers in Lisle, Illinois (the meet is hosted by two "closet" S-scale modelers). Includes photos taken at the event.

CSX Combining Objectives

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
18
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
The extended-height, coke-carrying, modernday hopper covered in the article started with an S Scale America H39 hopper. Includes construction and final photos.

Fall S Fest Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1981 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
Report of the CASG-BSG Fall S Fest held near Chicago.

Finishing the Don Winterís Railgon Kit

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-04/05
Page:
9
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Scale:
S
Description:
The author completes his Don Winter project gondola by painting it and applying decals to it. The remainder of the article is about the loads that are reasonable for this kind of a car.

Finishing Up Projects

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
23
Category:
Cabooses
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he completed a Mullet River S-scale caboose project, including adding details that are not included in the kit. The second project he completed is an F&C 4-bay "Dunmore" hopper resin kit. This project involved dealing with weaknesses in the aging resin kit, and installing Morton roof walks. He completed the model by painting it and lettering it for the NKP.

From the Firemans' Side of the Cab

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1981 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author relayed the stories he and some friends experienced railfanning on the way to the 1981 NASG Convention in New York.

General Business Meeting Kansas City, MO

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #5 October
Page:
26
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reports on the NASG business matters covered at the 1989 NASG Convention.

Getting Lucky

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
44
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the process he went through to bring a brass freight car back to useful service after it had taken a nasty fall to the ground.

Heap Shields

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-02/03
Page:
9
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he added heap shields (and other details) to 2- and 4-bay American Models hoppers. Includes construction and final-model photos.

Lionel ACF Covered Hopper Conversion

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2014-12/01
Page:
24
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he took a recently-released Lionel cylindrical hopper and converted it to scale, and painted and lettered it after a prototype NYC car. It also covers historical information about the prototype car.

Meet An S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #1 February
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Introduction of Larry Hilley, posthumously.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #2 April
Page:
24
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Introduces Dave Held.

Milk Run!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #1 January
Page:
17
Category:
Freight Cars - Milk Cars
Description:
This history of the transportation of milk using the railroads. Includes several prototype photos.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #5 October
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Detailed report about what happened at the BOT meeting at the 1990 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #6 December
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The full report of the NASG's BOT meeting that took place at the 1991 NASG Convention in Syracuse, NY.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting NASG, Inc.

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #5 December
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Detailed notes about what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 1988 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the BOT Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #6 December
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The NASG Secretary presents the minutes of the NASG BOT meeting at the 1989 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the General Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #5 October
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Detailed description of what was covered in the general NASG membership meeting.

Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #4 Fall
Page:
15
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Notes of what happened during the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1986 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG General Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #4 Fall
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Notes from the general NASG membership meeting held at the 1986 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG's Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #4 Fall
Page:
24
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
In addition to issues related to printing the Dispatch, Convention issues, the establishment of the Tony Perles award was made, and Don Thompson was selected as the Treasurer due to the election vacancy.

NASG Business Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #2 April
Page:
16
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Covers the rate increases for inserts included with mailed Dispatch issues.

NASG Corner Election Results

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #4 August
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The results of the 1991 NASG BOT election.

New York Central Lot 588-H Hopper

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
42
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
The author built this three-bay hopper by using two two-bay American Models hoppers. Includes construction photos.

Norfolk & Western HC-1 and HC-2 Covered Hoppers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #5 October
Page:
6
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The N&W cars are identical to the PRR H30/H30a and H32 class cars. A bit of information from the previous article by the author was corrected in this one, and he goes into greater detail about the 60 N&W cars. The PRR owned 1/3 of the common stock of N&W, which may have influenced the re-use of the design. Includes two prototype photos.

Oh What You Can Learn From a Photo!

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-02/03
Page:
53
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The subject is an X29 NYC box car. A model can be built from the S Scale America X29 PRR box car.

Old Decals

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-02/03
Page:
35
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Scale:
S
Description:
The author letters a River Raisin PRR X33 for a Detroit Toledo & Ironton box car, which used the same design as the PRR's box car. He also shows a Northern Pacific 40-foot box car, using the RR PRR X31 box car. Both of these were lettered using leftover decals from other projects.

Pennsylvania H30/H30a And H32 Covered Hopper Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #2 April
Page:
16
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author provides a more complete history of these cars. Includes several prototype photos and scaled drawings.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #5 December
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Ed Loizeaux asked Jim to write this issue's article, so that Jim could write about the upcoming NASG election.

Removing Lettering From Pre Painted Cars

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2014-10/11
Page:
30
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his technique for wet-sanding the lettering off of an existing model. He used an S Scale America orange C&EI box car and converted it to a box-car-red UP one. The step-by-step process, with photos, is described in this article.

Report on NASG's Convention Survey

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #2 April
Page:
26
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The results from the survey included in a Dispatch mailing after the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention.

S Lore

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #1 February
Page:
11
Category:
Model Repair
Scale:
S
Description:
Notes about brass models, including remembering that these are hand-built, one-off models, replacing worn-out flexible tubing between motor and gear tower, universal joint cracking issues, and Alco RS-11/RS-18/RS-32 running problems.

The Choctaw Rocket in S Scale

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
26
Category:
Passenger Trains
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he models the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific train, The Choctaw Rocket. The prototype version ran from Memphis, Tennessee to Amarillo, Texas. Its inaugural run was November 17, 1940. Includes many model photos, prototype consist listing, and one prototype photo of a car.

The Michigan Interchange Convention Highlights

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #3 Summer
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the hotel, restaurants, the largest (to date) S-scale modular layout setup, the various typical Convention activities, vendor room review, the bus trip to the Huckleberry Railroad and Old World Village, and the banquet, awards, and auction. The article includes many photos.

The Milwaukee Road Horizontal Ribbed Box Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #6 December
Page:
24
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
A complete history of these unique cars, with lots of prototype photos.

The Pennsylvania Railroad Round Roof Boxcars

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
15
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
A detailed history of the PRR's 40-foot X31-series of cars. Also covered are the 50-foot X32 and X33 cars. Includes many prototype photos.

What's On Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
35
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Scale:
S
Description:
In this new column, the author shares how he made the poling pockets for a hopper car.

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-06/07
Page:
36
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Scale:
S
Description:
The Des Plaines Valley group's workbench is featured, showing Chuck West's layout and members who get to use it when the club meets there.