My Library - Magazine Articles By Kent Singer

50th Anniversary of S Contests Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
A listing of all of the contests winners at the 1987 NASG Convention. Photos of the models are shown starting on page 12.

Building a Hand-held Throttle

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
14
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
Diagrams accompany this article about how to build this throttle that has been in use with members of the Central New Jersey S Scalers.

Contest Results

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A listing and some photos of all the contest winners at the 1985 NASG Convention.

Kansas City '89 NASG National Convention Model Contest Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 4, August 1989
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos of the model contests winners.

NASG Contest Rules

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 1, February 1991
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
A listing of all the NASG Convention contest rules as they were in 1990.

NASG Model Contest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 4, August 1990
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A listing of all the winners, and photos of the models taken at the 1990 NASG Convention.

NASG Model Contest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 5, October 1992
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A listing and photos of the contest winners at the 1992 NASG Convention.

NASG Model Contest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 5, October 1993
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A listing of the 1993 NASG Convention's contest winners, with photos of the models.

Pinning... The Art of Holding Things Together

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
16
Category:
Tools
Description:
The author describes how he uses pins to reinforce a coupler mounting, brake details, steps, and roofwalk end supports.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
Page:
7
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
S
Description:
Scratchbuilding a hoist and jib crane. Includes drawings.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 1, Winter 1986
Page:
6
Category:
Scenery
Scale:
S
Description:
Make a garbage can from the top of a pencil. Includes diagrams and a model photo.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
Page:
8
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the construction of a scratchbuilt motorized cart, such as found on freight stations. Includes a model photo, and construction diagrams for the individual parts.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
Page:
7
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he modeled an electrical building. Includes a model photo and diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1987
Page:
7
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
S
Description:
The author scratchbuilds a small track-side crossing shanty that he found along the Alaska RR track. Includes one model photo and diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
Page:
14
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
S
Description:
The author builds a loading ramp for fork lifts at the loading ramp. Includes a model photo and a diagram.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
Using the cores of Scotch cellophane tape holder as a flat car load. Includes photo and several diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
Page:
6
Category:
Couplers
Scale:
S
Description:
Making two coupler height gauges, one for checking the center line, and one for the height pass/fail. Includes one photo and several construction diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a gondola pipe load using straws, and material for the cribbing. Includes a model photo and construction diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
Page:
9
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
A brief article for how to scratchbuild a 6-foot wide seating bench, commonly found at train stations, parks, or backyards. Includes one model photo and construction diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 4, October 1988
Page:
30
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his light-duty home-made resistance soldering tool.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 3, June 1993
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Introduces a gauge that can be used to verify that the two rails closest to each other on a standard S-MOD module's tracks are at the correct spacing from each other.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 6, December 1993
Page:
27
Category:
Cabooses
Scale:
S
Description:
Additional details that Mike Sulzbach added to the underframe of an American Models bay window caboose. Includes detail diagrams.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
Page:
7
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
S
Description:
Scratchbuilding pallets, and a pallet jack. Includes drawings.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
13
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
S
Description:
Scratchbuilding corrugated-siding and wooden sheds. Includes drawings.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
11
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a capstan-style car puller, used for moving cars on a siding without the use of motive power. Includes drawings.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
18
Category:
Structures - Homes
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how David Pool scratchbuilt a coal box for a residential home. Includes a model photo and drawings.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
Page:
34
Category:
Scenery - Homes and Lots
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to build a 5-foot long seating bench from scratch.

Short And Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 6, December 1990
Page:
8
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes scratchbuilding a road-side produce stand. Includes drawings and a photo of the completed model.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 2, April 1991
Page:
10
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
S
Description:
Converting a Hot Wheels Rescue Ranger truck, item #5145, into a modernday utility truck for the railroad. Includes one model photo.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 4, August 1991
Page:
14
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The idea is to decorate one side of a car for one railroad name or road number, and the other for another.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 2, April 1992
Page:
16
Category:
Tools
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill Daiker sent in a note about how to convert the Rix HO-scale coupler into one that can be use with the typical S-scale couplers.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 4, August 1992
Page:
17
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Scale:
S
Description:
Making bridge railings, as contributed by John Long.

Short And Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 6, December 1993
Page:
20
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers John Long's idea for adjusting the Centerline HO-scale Rail Cleaner for use in S-scale.

Short-and-Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 3, June 1990
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
Using Grandt Line castings, the author describes how to make a flat car load transporting large pulley sheaves.

Starters

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
3
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The purpose behind modeling standards, and encouragement that modelers should get their standard gauges and documentation from the NASG (S standard-gauge) or the NMRA (Sn3).

Starters

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
42
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Scale:
S
Description:
What about S-scale products from the 1950s? How to find them, and that they are still valid kits to build.

Starters

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
36
Category:
Layout Design
Scale:
S
Description:
The author discusses the idea of a walk-around layout.

Starters

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
50
Category:
Layout Design
Scale:
S
Description:
The author discusses the pros and cons of having your layout up much higher so that you are more looking into the scenes, rather than over the layout.

Starters Part 3

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
41
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the AAR double-truss freight truck, with several S-scale models photographed.

Starters Part 4

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
44
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the S-scale versions of the National Type B, Buckeye six-wheel, and roller bearing trucks. Includes sample photos of each.

Starters Part 5

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
47
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the four-wheel plain bearing passenger trucks made in S-scale.

Starters Part 6

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
44
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers roller-bearing passenger car trucks for high-speed freight cars.

The 1991 Model Contest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 5, October 1991
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
A listing of all the contest winners, and lots of photos.

The Kent Singer School of Model Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Kent's approach is to have a less-experienced modeler work with a more-experienced modeler on the same or similar project, on a regular basis.

The Michigan Interchange Model Contest Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 3, Summer 1986
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
Contest winners during the 1986 NASG Convention. Includes photos and descriptions of many of the models.

The S Starter Set Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 5, October 1990
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Scale:
S
Description:
The idea of a local club putting together an S-scale starter set from lightly-used and commonly-available American Flyer components has spread to several clubs, and this article covers the success these clubs have had with the idea over the past couple of years. It also covers how tasks are divided among club members to build these sets. A complete listing of how to review the purchased equipment to prepare for including in the sets, is included in this article.

The Use of Paint Masks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
Page:
12
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The author describes how he uses the Chartpak brand tape for painting stripes.

Underbody Details for the American Models Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 4, Fall 1983
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
Step-by-step instructions and various diagrams show how to add the brake rigging, and center sill flanges. These reference the older American Models box cars that were sold as kits.