My Library - Magazine Articles By Roy Hoffman

American Flyer Memories on My Scale Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #6 December
Page:
12
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he sold and then re-acquired all of the box cars and reefers listed on page 48 of the 1956 AF catalog.

An HO Walthers Pier Warehouse Will Do Just Fine

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #1 February
Page:
14
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
S
Description:
The author gives some tips on what he did to make an HO-scale kit look like it fits on an S-scale layout.

An update on the Penn Western

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
22
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author details his moves and changes to his layouts over the many years he has been an S-scale modeler. He is currently working on a 29'x45' layout in his basement, which includes a 2'x16' switching layout and a portion devoted to the EBT modeled in Sn3.

East Broad Top Shops at Orbisonia/Rockhill Furnace

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February
Page:
16
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
A photo essay of the author's layout as he models the EBT.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #3 May
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
This issue introduces Bill Lane, Jr., who in his late twenties founded the South Jersey S-Scalers (SJSS).

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #6 December
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
Introducing NASG President Roy Hoffman and his layout, the Penn Western. Includes several photos of him and his layout.

Preserving Pennsylvania's Railroad History

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-10
Page:
66
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author built a freelanced S-scale layout set in Pennsylvania to preserve the railroading heritage of the state. After describing how he got into S-scale, the author describes the operations on his layout, building a 15-foot long mountain, tall structures representing Philadelphia, and moving into DCC and Sn3.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #2 April
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
How can we reach the large number of Sn3 modelers to become members of the NASG?

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #3 June
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the situation with apparent growth in numbers for AF, hi-rail, and Sn3 modelers, but "scale" standard-gauge modelers are lacking. He also covers how the World's Greatest Hobby show doesn't seem to include S-scale, and how difficult it is to get S-scale content and ads into the main model railroading magazines.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #3 June
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares that this is his last column as president of the NASG, and discusses the disappearing local hobby shops.

The Penn Western

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #4 August
Page:
4
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author's Penn Western is a standard-gauge and Sn3 layout of freelanced design, based around Philadelphia, PA. This is a photo essay of his layout, and includes a track plan.

The Penn Western's Sn3 East Broad Top Addition

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #4 August
Page:
10
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Another photo essay about the EBT section of his layout.

Timesaver Switching Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
9
Category:
Layout Design
Scale:
S
Description:
A track plan with a bit of accompanying text shows an idea Roy Hoffman has for a Timesaver-based design for a home layout.