My Library - Magazine Articles By Monte Heppe

Calabash Terminal Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #2 April
Page:
30
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
Monte shares a few photos of an area of his modular layout that has recently received new scenery (an update to his October 2010 article in the Dispatch).

Civil War Rolling Stock

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #1 February
Page:
15
Category:
Freight Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he converted some A.F. train sets' cars to be used for Civil War equipment. Includes several photos of completed models.

Entering Model Contests

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how to prepare a model to be entered for a contest (specifically the annual NASG Convention contests).

Logging Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
23
Category:
Freight Cars - Log Cars
Scale:
S
Description:
Using AF trucks, the author describes how he built logging spine cars that are permanently coupled. Includes photos.

Meet An S Gauger Monte Heppe

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
The author recalls his early observations of prototype railroading, and how he and his Dad got involved in the hobby. He describes his current layout and the various organizations of which he is a member.

Model Contests

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author series about model contests at NASG Convention continues with this issue covering how the judging is performed.

Monte Heppe

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
10
Category:
Railroads
Description:
The author describes visiting the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District in Sioux City, Iowa, and several other places on a recent vacation.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #6 November
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The new Executive VP of the NASG describes the things he has been able to do because he joined the NASG and how it motivated him to do more.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers some ideas for local S-scale clubs to bring in new members.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Adding up all the available metrics, the author concludes that there are more S-scale modelers out there than these metrics account for. The question is how to contact them, and get them to join the NASG.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author briefly reports on what the Coastal Carolina Trainfest is all about and how he promoted S-scale at the event. Includes one photo of the author's set-up.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reflects on what makes NASG Conventions so great.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author talks about the T-Trak modules at the NASG Conventions, consider writing an article about your layout for the Dispatch, and he shares a photo of a Harbor Master's office diorama.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers what it takes to be on the NASG BOT, and consider offering your services to one of the committees.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Scale:
S
Description:
Covers some of the extra tours available at the upcoming NASG Convention in Baltimore, and the clinics the author will be involved with at the event.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reports on the Trainfest show in North Carolina, for which his club is a sponsoring member. He also covers products created by British company Deluxe Materials.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author briefly describes his visit to the 2017 NASG Convention, and what the NASG BOT is planning on doing.

Musings from the Yukon

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September
Page:
8
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author visits the Yukon and Alaska, and shares a photo of a building that could be modeled. He also describes his trip on the 3-foot narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Railroad.

NASG Model Contests

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
15
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Scale:
S
Description:
The author starts a series about how the model contests has held, conducting, and how to enter into these contests at the annual NASG Conventions.

North Carolina Portable Switching Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #5 October
Page:
28
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
There being only two S-scale modelers in the all-scale club to which the author belongs, he decided that it would be better to build a portable switching layout serving six industries and a team track in a 2' x 8' space, rather than a full-blown modular layout. Includes photos of the layout, including how it folds up.

S Lore

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #5 October
Page:
20
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his method for automatic control for American Flyer reverse loops.