My Library - Magazine Articles By Tom Robinson

Armco Steel Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #6 December
Page:
13
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Scale:
S
Description:
A detailed review of this kit offered by the NASG.

Displaying S Gauge

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #2 April
Page:
21
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares his expanded version of his layout, now measuring 5'x18'. Includes a track plan and a photo.

Harriman to Nashville the S Gauge Tennessee Central

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #6 December
Page:
12
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his what-if layout modeling the Tennessee Central in a 15'x16' space. This hi-rail layout has lots of track, engines, and structures. Includes several photos.

Kitbashing a Bachmann HO Bus Station to S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #2 April
Page:
18
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Scale:
S
Description:
Step-by-step instructions, a final-model photo, and drawings are included in this article about how to make the S-scale version.

S Track Survey Part Five

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
20
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
This installment covers the American S Gauge track system marketed by Classic Trains of California. This track features solid code 172 nickel-silver rail, and the ties are made of ABS plastic with wood grain pattern.

S Track Survey Part Four

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-05/06
Page:
24
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
This article reviews what is available in S-scale track from S-Helper Service, how to mate it with traditional American Flyer track, some negatives about the track system, and a parts list of the track pieces in their product line.

S Track Survey Part One

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-11/12
Page:
27
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
This article introduces the various track systems available in S-scale. It covers what is available from various manufacturers.

S Track Survey Part Three

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-03/04
Page:
15
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
The series continues with a review of the American Models track system, how to use their flextrack, limitations of the system, how to make "scale" wheels negotiate the turnouts, and a listing of the currently-available pieces.

S Track Survey Part Two

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-01/02
Page:
25
Category:
Track
Scale:
S
Description:
The author advises against buying/using rusted American Flyer original track, checking the gauge of track you do use, and how to maintain turnouts. He also covers the current crop of Lionel AF track, and the GarGraves track system.

Tennessee Central Railway

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
15
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author's Volunteer Central has migrated from a pure AF-based layout, to a hi-rail one, modeling the eastern part of the TCR. He describes the changes he has made to make this change. Includes several photos of his layout, as well as a track plan of the two-level layout.

Tennessee Central Railway

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
11
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the things he has added, changed, or replaced on his layout since his last report in the Dispatch. Includes a couple of photos of his layout. The PDF version of this issue has extra photos on pages 33 through 35, and a track plan on page 36.

The Story of the Volunteer Central

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #1 February
Page:
12
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author tells his story of how he evolved from O-scale to S-scale modeling, and how he set about building the U-shaped 12'x8' layout. Includes a track plan and a few photos.

This Is S Gauge Modular Layout Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #3 June
Page:
10
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares updates he has made to his traveling modular layout. Includes a couple of photos and a track plan. The idea behind the layout is to show American Flyer, but also the new products available in S-scale.

Tom Robinson Builds a Modular-Portable Display Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
18
Category:
Modules
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the modules he built for an S-scale display layout to take to local shows where no S-scale layouts were being set up. Includes photos and a track plan.

Volunteer Central II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #6 December
Page:
15
Category:
Layouts - S
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes that a move destroyed the original Volunteer Central layout. This new one, an AF/hi-rail layout in a 25'x18' space, is a display-style layout with three loops of track, and lots of switching opportunities on the interior. Includes photos and a track plan of the layout.