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A Compact End Module Part Two

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #2 April
Page:
16
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
This is a follow-up to the December 1994 issue's article to show the various radii used in the end modules.

A Newcomer's Look At Scanners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #3 June
Page:
33
Category:
Railroading
Description:
Information and experience about buying your first scanner for tracking railroads. Lists a few companies that produced them (in 1994).

An S-module Based On N-Trak Design

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #3 June
Page:
7
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
A follow-up on the October 1994 article, showing photos of the folded-legs system of the module.

Compact End Modules

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #6 December
Page:
12
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
The author designed and built two half-circle modules for use at home and at train shows.

Corner Module

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
22
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
The author recommends putting loads on open freight cars so that show audience members can enjoy them when viewing our layouts. Includes several diagrams for constructing loads and how to tie them up.

DC on a Shoe-string

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
12
Category:
Electronics
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how he used a diode to have a DC locomotive run on half-wave AC output from a Lionel transformer. The article also covers full-wave (bridge rectifier) usage with AF steam locomotives, and converting AC AF locomotives to DC.

Foam Ballast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #1 February
Page:
11
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
Bob Daniel shares how he makes ballast from ground-up styrofoam coffee cups.

Folding Legs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Page:
24
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares the design ideas behind the folding legs of his local N-scale club, and how they can be used in S-scale modules.

Matchbox Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1982 #2 March
Page:
6
Category:
Automobiles
Scale:
S
Description:
The author lists available Matchbox cars, as of that date, that are suitable to S-scale modeling, along with the physical dimensions.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #6 December
Page:
8
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
This column shares the design of Jack Troxell on how the Houston S Gaugers built their rounded corner modules.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #1 February
Page:
8
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
The column covers how the Houston S Gaugers shape the legs of the modules for the club layout. Includes design diagrams, and the jig used for shaping the legs.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
8
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
Folding legs and reducing weight, and how the Rochester Area S Gaugers do it. Includes design diagrams of a standard module for the club.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #2 April
Page:
16
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
Construction diagrams of how the Altoona Area Train Collectors Club's modules are built, both straight and corners.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #6 December
Page:
18
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
This is a follow-up article to the October 1996 issue's one, describing how to properly model securing flat car loads. Covered are the 4- and 6-wheeled motor graders, military tanks, and crawler-type tractors with buckets. A sidebar with this article provides an brief index to all the Module Corner articles up to this date.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #1 February
Page:
15
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
The listing of how to tie down flat car loads continues with this column, covering military tanks, and crawler-type shovels with rotating bodies.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April
Page:
22
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
S
Description:
The author is gradually shifting the modules column over to his new "Tired Wheels" column, covering 1:64 vehicles. This issue's column starts with covering the 1962-1969 GMC Double Bottom semi, which is labeled "Matchbox King Size No. K4 Fruehauf Hopper, Made in England by Lesney".

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #3 June
Page:
22
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
Tips on how to apply ballast using a mustard bottle.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #2 April
Page:
20
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos and a brief description of the Central New York S Gaugers.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
8
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the perception that S-MOD standard requires heavy materials for its construction, a report on what modular railroading is being done in Alberta, Canada, and a report of modular layouts in Michigan.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #6 December
Page:
10
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
Shows two modular set-up drawings of the Central Jersey S Scalers in 1987 and 1988 at the Rail Expo in Jersey City, NJ.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #1 February
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Scale:
S
Description:
How to properly store farm tractors on flat cars.

Module Corner Part I

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #5 October
Page:
20
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
While there is no standard in S-MOD for corner modules, this article present some designs for a 48-inch square corner module, with inside and outside corner "cut off" to save on space.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #3 June
Page:
30
Category:
American Flyer
Scale:
S
Description:
A tip on using Bondo's "Plastic Metal" to repair AF shells.

The Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
31
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
The author introduces the column that will cover topics related to modular model railroading in S-scale.

Tired Iron

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #2 April
Page:
8
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
S
Description:
The author delves into the question, which of the available 1:64 pickup models are actually 1:64? He specifically covers the 1956 Ford and the 1950 Chevy. Dimensions and photos are included. This also contains an addendum to the Hartoy AHL listing of February 1999 issue's article.

Tired Iron

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #3 June
Page:
8
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
S
Description:
The author delves into the question, which of the available 1:64 pickup models are actually 1:64? He specifically covers the 1956 Ford and the 1950 Chevy. Dimensions and photos are included. This also contains an addendum to the Hartoy AHL listing of February 1999 issue's article.

Tired Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
10
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
S
Description:
A review of the Matchbox Kings K-4, K-12, K-16, and K18 trucks.

Tired Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #1 February
Page:
20
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the 1950s Aurora tractor trailers. Includes photos of these rare models.