My Library - Magazine Articles By Kent Singer

50th Anniversary of S Contests Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #3 Summer
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 1985 #3 Summer
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 1985 #3 Summer
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 1989 #4 August
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos of the model contests winners.

NASG Contest Rules

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #1 February
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 1990 #4 August
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 1992 #5 October
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 1993 #5 October
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.

Shor t and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
28
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to cut an HO-scale Rix Rail-it down the middle length-wise and rebuild it as an S-scale rerailer.

Short & Easy

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

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #1 Winter
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 1986 #2 Spring
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 1987 #1 Winter
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 1987 #2 Spring
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 1987 #3 Summer
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 1987 #4 Fall
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 1988 #1 March
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 1988 #2 June
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 1988 #3 August
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 1988 #4 October
Page:
30
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his light-duty home-made resistance soldering tool.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #3 June
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 1993 #6 December
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 1985 #1 Winter
Page:
7
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Scale:
S
Description:
Scratchbuilding pallets, and a pallet jack. Includes drawings.

Short 'n' Easy

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

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #4 Fall
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 1989 #5 October
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 1990 #1 January
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 1990 #6 December
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 1991 #2 April
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 1991 #4 August
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 1992 #2 April
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 1992 #4 August
Page:
17
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Scale:
S
Description:
Making bridge railings, as contributed by John Long.

Short And Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #6 December
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 1994 #1 February
Page:
23
Category:
Scenery
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares Russ Mobley's design for building a scale hot-air balloon.

Short And Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
23
Category:
Layout Construction
Scale:
S
Description:
Thoughts on building an automatic protection method for preventing engines from falling on the floor when a lift-out section has been removed from the layout.

Short And Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #3 June
Page:
29
Category:
Scenery - Waterside
Scale:
S
Description:
Using the metal bands that hold an eraser to the end of the pencil as a culvert.

Short And Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Page:
20
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The page includes a scale weight guide. Place a car on it, and the scale will tell you what the model should weigh in S-scale to meet the NMRA/NASG standards.

Short And Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #6 December
Page:
31
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill Lane contributes the idea of using music wire to reinforce the stirrups on Pacific Rail Shops' cars. Includes photos.

Short And Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #1 February
Page:
11
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
S
Description:
Ernie Horr shares his design idea for a wooden retaining wall.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #2 April
Page:
8
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Scale:
S
Description:
John Tomlinson's layout has an under-the-tracks pedestrian walkway that is described in this article. Includes photos and diagrams.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #5 October
Page:
22
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
A guest column by Gaylord Gill describes how he built a track elevation gauge to help him construct his layout.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #6 December
Page:
30
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
This article shows how to Frank Andrews uses an ordinary push-pin as a means to hold the points of a turnout in position. The pin is decorated to look like a tall turnout target.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #1 February
Page:
27
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Scale:
S
Description:
A small whistle-stop station, with a sketch and a photo.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #2 April
Page:
25
Category:
Cabooses
Scale:
S
Description:
This brief article describes how David Avedesian made his AF action caboose run smooth and quiet.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
9
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers what it would take to convert the American Flyer #740 handcar to be a reversing one, using electronic components.

Short and Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #6 December
Page:
24
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
Some early S-Helper Service trucks' sideframes leaned out an angle. Bill Mark, Jr. presents his solution to resolve that.

Short-and-Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #3 June
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.

Six Wheel Passenger Trucks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
24
Category:
Passenger Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
When the 3/16 "S"cale Railroad magazine stopped publication, it never released the last column in the series of S-scale trucks, so this is that final column.

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 1991 #5 October
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 1987 #4 Fall
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 1986 #3 Summer
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 1990 #5 October
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 1985 #1 Winter
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 1983 #4 Fall
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.