My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Model Railroad History

40 Years Ago

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
5
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
Brief highlights of what happened in S-scale in the 1960s.

45 Years of S Gaugian Readers' Achievements

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
24
Author:
various authors
Scale:
S
Description:
Personal layout stories by Chip Essex, John DiNapoli, and commentary by Bill Fraley, John Hodges.

45 Years of S Gaugian Readers' Achievements

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
various authors
Scale:
S
Description:
Layout descriptions by Bob Kiehl and Jim Roberts.

50 Golden Years with S Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-05
Page:
80
Authors:
Sam Powell & Jeff Wilson
Scale:
S
Description:
The authors cover the history of the first 50 years of S-scale, what is available now (1987), and the formation of the N.A.S.G. Includes a sidebar by Don DeWitt about S-scale modular groups and standards. Includes photos by Bob Werre of layouts by members of the Houston S Gaugers club.

50th Anniversary NASG Timeline

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
A detailed timeline of significant events over the 50 years of the NASG.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to 45 Years

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
18
Author:
unknown
Scale:
S
Description:
Funny and interesting tidbits in the S Gaugian magazine's 45-year history.

A Quick History of S Gauge

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
6
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes some of the major dates relevant to S-scale modeling's history.

Blame It All on WWII

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
26
Author:
Tom Barker
Scale:
S
Description:
How A.C. Gilbert dealt with materials shortages and change-of-focus during WWII, and the author theorizes how WWII led to the eventual demise of A.C. Gilbert.

Boxcar Ken

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-08
Page:
110
Author:
Keith Wills
Scale:
O
Description:
O scale catalog.

Canadian Double O

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-11
Page:
128
Author:
Keith Wills
Scale:
OO
Description:
This article covers the development of OO scale in Canada, and what can be done these days to model in that scale.

Ground Foam: Realistic Scenery Made Easy

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-11
Page:
87
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:
Ground foam rubber was introduced in the 1975 by Woodland Scenics.

Measure the Time

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
5
Author:
Don Heimburger
Scale:
S
Description:
Don reflects on 45 years of being an S-scale publisher.

Mid-century Prototypes part III

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
110
Author:
Keith Wills
Description:
Early diesel models.

Names for 7/8" Gauges

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
Page:
12
Scale:
S
Description:
How "S" got its name.

NMRA Standards Down Through the Years

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
32
Author:
Brad Bradley
Scale:
S
Description:
The author provides a brief overview of how the NMRA's standard for S-scale was different from the NASG's standard (which was more prototypically accurate).

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 3, Summer 1984
Page:
2
Author:
Rollie Mercier
Scale:
S
Description:
The NASG's annual Bernie Thomas award is explained, and the author describes why Bernie's name was chosen for the award.

Remembering the Gilbert Company

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
42
Author:
Robert Giardina
Scale:
S
Description:
Two photos of the AC Gilbert's facilities accompany this brief one-page article where the author describes where the corporation stands (as of 1982) and what remains of the original company.

S Roots

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
45
Author:
Bob Wall
Scale:
S
Description:
This article covers the history of Cleveland Model & Supply.

S Roots

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
44
Author:
Bob Wall
Scale:
S
Description:
The author covers the locomotives produced by Nord in the late 1940s. Includes photos and several Nord drawings.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
14
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Scale:
S
Description:
The author, having been an S-scale modeler for 50 years at the time, reflects back how he got started in the scale and how the scale has grown to where one can easily model in it now.

Souvenirs and Memories

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-06
Page:
40
Author:
Wayne A Sittner
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article describes what the author and his model railroad friends remember of the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. The article accompanied by photos from his and his friends' layouts depicting the area. The scenes are very detailed and realistic.

The Beginnings and Growth of HO Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
87
Author:
Jim Hediger
Scale:
HO
Description:
The first ad showing an HO-scale freight train.

The History of the NASG

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 2, Spring 1983
Page:
9
Author:
Claud Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
One of the founders of the NASG provides early details of how the organization formed.

The People of S Gauge

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
20
Author:
unknown
Scale:
S
Description:
Photos with captions of some of the better-known people in S-scale, such as Jack Sudimak, Dan Olson, Russ Mobley, Claud Wade, Robert Miller, Don Heimberger, and Bob Blois.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 1, February 2004
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Description:
This article chronicles the history of U.S. narrow-gauge prototype railroading.

TT Anyone?

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-05
Page:
108
Author:
Keith Wills
Description:
Describes the now-commercially dead truly American scale.

TT Scale: The All-American Export

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-06
Page:
108
Author:
Keith Wills
Scale:
TT
Description:
The scale died down in the U.S. during the late 1950s, but in Western Europe and Communist Bloc countries it seemed to thrive much longer.

With My Best Wishes, A.C. Gilbert

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
21
Author:
Bernard Tonquest
Scale:
S
Description:
The author's father was a distributor for A.C. Gilbert. When A.C. wrote his autobiography, he sent a copy of it to all of his distributor. After many years, the author's re-interest in American Flyer sparked a search for his father's book. When he finally got it, it appears to have been autographed by A.C.