My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Model Railroad Clubs

A New Model for Model Railroad Clubs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Scale:
S
Description:
How the Spokane, Panhandle, and Palouse Model Railroaders (SP&P) club was started, and what their membership requirements are. Includes a number of photos of members working on other members' home layouts.

All About Clubs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how clubs influenced his modeling.

Blue Ridge "S"calers Hold First Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
25
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
A group of North Carolina and Tennessee S-scale modelers get together for a day to discuss the idea of becoming a club. An S-scale modular layout was set up and clinics were offered. Thirty people attended. Includes several photos of attendees.

Branch Lines

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
various authors
Scale:
S
Description:
Reports and photos from the Northern Ohio S Scalers', the Pequea Valley Model Railroaders', and a few others' recent meetings.

Freelanced Structure Kits & Power Routing

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
26
Author:
Ken Zieska
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the informal Pines and Prairies S Scale Workshop group, and then offers member Steve Doyle to describe his freelanced structures, and how the club dealt with converting older turnouts to power-routing ones.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Spring
Page:
26
Author:
Scott Dunlap
Description:
Information about the NMRA's MRR program, and specifically covers the Model Railroad Author requirement.

Getting Together

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-08/09
Page:
8
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Description:
The O-scale club in Rockford, Illinois invited the members of the State Line S Gaugers over to come and see their layout. The author was invited as well, and writes about the activities. Includes photos taken at the O-scale layout's visit.

History of the South Jersey S Gaugers

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-12/01
Page:
13
Author:
Michael McConnell
Scale:
S
Description:
The author now delves more into the history of the club itself, and how the club has managed to survive for 28 years. Includes many club photos, and photos of the special cars and projects the club has created for sale.

How To Build an S Gauge Club

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #2 Spring
Page:
8
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Scale:
S
Description:
This is part one of a two-part series on how the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers Association grew so rapidly.

How To Build an S Gauge Club Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #3 Summer
Page:
8
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Scale:
S
Description:
In this installment, the author covers what the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers Association club did to keep members coming back each month.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the S-scale activities taking place in Canada, Canadian prototype railroading, and S-scale manufacturers making products for Canadian railroad modeling.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
The author wonders if there are any permanent S-scale club layouts in existence (layouts that are set-up year-round).

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
Where can we find the active pockets of S-scale modelers?

Lone Star Flyer Club

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #1 February
Page:
15
Author:
Bill Clark
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the history of the club, the history of their layout, and includes a couple of photos. (related web page)

Missionaries for S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Jay Mellon
Scale:
S
Description:
The small Crescent City S Gaugers group decides to build a portable layout for local train shows. This article describes how they went about doing so. Includes photos and a track plan.

NASG Promotions

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #4 Fall
Page:
12
Author:
Don Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
Efforts in the works by the NASG Promotions committee.

Northern Ohio S Scalers

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-12/01
Page:
37
Authors:
Jim Kindraka & John Henning
Scale:
S
Description:
The Northern Ohio S Scalers met at Sharron Sudimak's home for the 10th annual Interstate Get Together (gathering Pittsburgh and Ohio S-scale modelers). The authors describe the activities of the day's event. Includes several photos taken there.

Ohio Club Operates Christmas Display in Columbus Hobby Shop

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
Alan Evans
Scale:
S
Description:
The Central Ohio S Gauge Club members operate the S-scale layout at the Blue Caboose Train Display from Thanksgiving until New Years on weekends and weeknights. Includes two photos of the layout.

One Small Club, Many Good Times: The Story of the Neshaminy Valley American Flyer Club

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Mike Ramsey
Scale:
S
Description:
The formation and history of the NVAFC. Includes an interview with most of the original members, and several photos of the club's layout.

Oregon S Gaugers Meet

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #4 August
Page:
8
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The first meeting of Oregon state-wide S-scale modelers, to gauge interest in a state-wide meeting, and to consider organizing a joint NASG/NMRA convention. People brought models, and John Verser (of Pacific Rail Shops) brought the latest box car model. Includes several photos.

Oregon S Scalers

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-02
Page:
25
Author:
Bob Boring
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the founding of the group in 1990, how they built their modular layout, how they hosted the 1994 NASG Convention, and what they see as their future.

Pioneer Valley S-Gaugers Christmas Project: Santa's Trains at Look Park

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
Steven Allen
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes how the club took on a two-week Christmas train show event at Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts. This led to the club being hired to build a permanent S-scale Christmas display layout, and the story about how the layout grew over the last year or two.

Potomac Valley S Gauge Association

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
Bill Oertly
Scale:
S
Description:
Some of the club members' models. Includes photos of the models discussed.

Rail Joiners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #3 August
Page:
11
Author:
Silas Kayle
Scale:
S
Description:
History and more detailed information about the State Line S Gaugers located in Illinois and Wisconsin.

S Gauge Promotion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #2 June
Page:
5
Author:
Bristol S Gauge Railroaders
Scale:
S
Description:
The Bristol S Gauge Railroaders are starting a new approach to put together train starter sets, based on older A.F. components, to be sold to the general public at no more than $75. The idea is to get people not familiar with model railroading to get started in S-scale.

South Jersey S Scalers Inaugural Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #5 October
Page:
12
Author:
Bill Lane
Scale:
S
Description:
They met at Roy Hoffman's house to see his layout, and see all the wares from the area's manufacturers who attended. Includes several photos of Roy's layout.

Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2014-10/11
Page:
12
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
A bit of the history of the club, and photos from the club's layout as they had it set up at the 2014 NASG Convention. (related web page)

State-Line S Gaugers

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-08/09
Page:
32
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the history of this club, based in the Rockford, Illinois area, what sorts activities this club is involved with, and the layouts that they maintain. Includes several photos.

Susquehanna S-Gaugers "Steam-up"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #5 October
Page:
33
Author:
unaccredited
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos and a brief description of the club's two-day temporary layout set-up at Mark Anderman's studio.

The Bristol S Gauge Railroaders

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #5 October
Page:
28
Author:
Paul Riley
Scale:
S
Description:
Fifty years as a club is quite an accomplished, and that story is told in this article. The article also includes detailed information about the NASG Conventions that the club was involved with, and the prominent layouts owned by members of the club.

The Central New York S Gauge Association

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #2 April
Page:
15
Author:
various authors
Scale:
S
Description:
This is the club that is organizing the 1991 NASG Convention, so this article covers the history of the club, and their involvement with the NESGA (pre-cursor to the NASG), and much more. Includes several photos of club members.

The History of the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Lee McCarty
Scale:
S
Description:
The club started in 1947, but went through several phases.

The History of The Model Railroad Club of Milwaukee

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2017-03/04
Page:
9
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Scale:
O
Description:
The club was formed by several people, including Al Kalmbach and Bill Walthers, in 1933. The article covers the permanent location of the club, operating the layout, the birth of the NMRA.

The Inland Terminal Model Railroad Club

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Gale Irwin
Scale:
S
Description:
The history of the club, and a good number of photos of their permanent layout.

The Secret Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
15
Author:
Bill Fraley
Scale:
S
Description:
The Lehigh Valley S Gaugers meet in April to reveal each member's "secret project". Several months earlier the members of the club indicate what they intend to reveal in April, and the entries are sealed in an envelope. Members with no, or incomplete, projects have to pay a penalty fee. At the April meeting the projects are judged and prices are awarded to the top three entries. The project keeps the members building. Photos of the efforts are shown in the article.

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-06/07
Page:
36
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Scale:
S
Description:
The Des Plaines Valley group's workbench is featured, showing Chuck West's layout and members who get to use it when the club meets there.