My Library - Magazine Articles By Category: Model Railroads and People

'The Man Who Save Christmas' View From the Inside

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
24
Author:
Bill Bean
Description:
The author was the Erector set expert used for the props for the CBS movie. He provides a behind-the-scenes look into the making of this movie.

1996 NMRA Prize Parade

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-10
Page:
94
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Description:
Photos of all the winners of the 1996 NMRA show.

A Day in the Life

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
Page:
12
Author:
Gary Jordan
Description:
The author describes a typical of his days, followed by a few hours of work on his favorite hobby.

A Hobby With Something for Everyone

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-05
Page:
93
Author:
Lionel Strang
Description:
Discovering a "toy-train" layout in the basement of an accomplished HO-scale modeler.

A Model Railroader Pioneer Remembered

Magazine:
Scale Rails 2006-02
Page:
15
Author:
Bob Charles
Description:
This article reviews the accomplishments of Charles Howell Day. He was the first person to create a dedicated model railroading store in January, 1933. He later created many HO-scale products.

A Return To Christmas Past

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-12
Page:
158
Author:
John Karp
Description:
Recalling the days of model trains in department stores.

A Sound Victory

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-08
Page:
58
Author:
David Popp
Description:
Broadway Limited Imports' HO scale sound-equipped Norfolk & Western class A 2-6-6-4 wins product of the year. S-scale rolling stock was won by River Raisin Models' troop sleepers and kitchen cars. Southwind Models won the S-scale locomotives category with its brass version of Baltimore & Ohio's class EM-1 2-8-8-4 steam locomotive.

A Tribute to Terry A. Tsutsumi

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2016-11
Page:
6
Author:
Harry M. Haythorn
Description:
Terry passed away on October 17, 2016.

Abandonment!

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-03
Page:
59
Author:
Jeff Reynolds
Description:
Organizing the move of a model railroad, including bringing in the right people to help you.

Achievement Program

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 61 #4 2016
Page:
49
Author:
Duane Richardson
Description:
Photos of several people whom have received NMRA MMR certificates recently.

Adventures In S Scale George Sorensen's Journey

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-10/11
Page:
37
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
S
Description:
The author met George, and subsequently learned about the man, and his current switch from an A.F. layout to a more scale layout, and his reasons behind that change. Includes photos of the old A.F. layout, and the construction of the new A.F. and "scale" layout combo.

An American Flyer Holiday Season

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2008-12
Page:
98
Author:
Roy Inman
Scale:
S
Description:
The author discusses the use of American Flyer during the Christmas season and how that got a lot of people into the hobby. He also has a couple of quotes from this "Peter's Model Railroading" web site!

An American's Impressions of British Model Railroad Exhibitions

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-03
Page:
84
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Description:
The author visited some of the British layout exhibitions to see how things are different between there and the U.S. Layouts are smaller, and they use space very effectively. Includes a side bar on designs for "fiddle" yards. Lots of photos.

An Important Milestone

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-04
Page:
104
Author:
Tony Koester
Description:
Important considerations for that moment when you reach the golden spike on your model railroad.

Ben Davis III

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-09/10
Page:
53
Author:
Jim Fitzgerald
Description:
Ben was the originator of NTRAK. He passed away in July 2000.

Bernie Thomas Award

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Scale:
S
Description:
This article explains why this award was named after this man.

Bernie Thomas Memorial Award Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
Page:
28
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
Following an explanation of the purpose of the award is a listing of those whom have won it up through 2009.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Winans
Scale:
S
Description:
The author reviews the current state of the NASG, and highlighting the many people who contribute extra time to the organization to help be run better. He states that more photos and articles are needed from the AF side of the scale for both the magazine and the web site.

Bridging the Gap

Magazine:
N-Scale 2000-07/08
Page:
30
Author:
Joseph & Clayton Barry
Description:
Father and son work together because of the Web.

Bull Session

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-10
Page:
137
Author:
Keith Thompson
Description:
In a small follow-up to Gil Freitag's article in the August issue, Keith talks about how Gil's wife, Virginia, has a Gn3 layout in the couple's backyard, with a scaled-down version of a common depot where the equipment is stored out of the weather.

Change Times... Changing Tunes... Sometimes!

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Wade
Scale:
S
Description:
An editorial about how people used to complaint about things not being available in S-scale. Now that more products are available, people still complain.

Changing Scales!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 4, August 1992
Page:
18
Authors:
Roger W. Slack & Charles Bettinger
Scale:
S
Description:
This is two articles in one. Roger converted from HO- to O-scale, and Charles converted from HO- to S-scale. The purpose is help the reader things to consider when wanting to change scales.

Choosing a Train Set

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-12
Page:
124
Author:
Martin C. Oetting
Scale:
HO
Description:
This article reviews some of the popular HO-scale trainsets available in 1985.

Coffee with Brooks Stover

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
46
Author:
Brooks Stover
Scale:
S
Description:
Brooks describes the shortline he researched and models, and what he enjoys in this hobby.

Coffee with Charlie Bettinger

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
7
Author:
Charlie Bettinger
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes his layout, and then shares his philosophy about S-scale and how to continue to grow the scale.

Coffee with Dave Blum

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
6
Author:
Dave Blum
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares how he is building an addition to his house to build and house his 18x40 layout (hi-rail). He also briefly touches upon getting young children involved in the hobby and the supposed rift between "scalers" and "hi-railers".

Coffee with Dave Heine

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
7
Author:
David Heine
Scale:
S
Description:
Dave introduces himself and how he got started and evolved in the hobby. His layout covers S standard-gauge, and Sn3 and Sn2 narrow-gauge.

Cutting Up Magazines

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-11
Page:
76
Author:
Robert Turner
Description:
The author talks about how he cuts pages from model railroad magazines and stores them in a filing cabinet for future retrieval.

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
24
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Scale:
S
Description:
Gary specifically mentions people that are helping S-scale move forward into the digital frontier, such as the NASG web site, the S Scale SIG, the S-scale Yahoo! Groups, the Sn2 Crew group (of which Gary is a contributing member).

Editor's Favorite 60 Photos

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 60 July 2008
Page:
10
Author:
Al Buchan
Description:
Various photos covering N, HO, S, O, and G-scale models.

Editorial

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
2
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
Dick starts off as the editor of this Dispatch with this issue.

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 2, Spring 1983
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:
What does a wife think of her husband's involvement in the hobby of model railroading? Elaine saw many positive attributes in her husband Sam shortly after they were married due to his involvement in the hobby.

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 4, Fall 1983
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:
A home-break of Elaine and Sam's home, eventually led to the discovery that 11 locomotives had been stolen from Sam's layout.

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 2, Spring 1984
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:
The author provides insights as to how a male model railroader might help his wife be more understanding of his hobby.

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
Elaine reports the results of the 1983 NASG Dispatch survey.

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:
After three years, Elaine announces that this is the last issue for which she is the editor.

Ferroequinology at ICU - 1981 Version

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1982-06
Page:
96
Author:
Ed Vondrak
Description:
The author describes the unusual class he taught at Indiana Central University. The class title is Latin for the study of iron horses. The students learn how to build a model railroad.

First Brass Engine

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-01
Page:
150
Author:
Alan Mende

From the Editor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 1, February 1993
Page:
4
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Scale:
S
Description:
A 1992 survey done by Model Railroader magazine showed 1.4% of their readers modeling in S-scale, and 9.6% of the people considering S-scale their secondary favorite. At the time that meant around 21,000 people interested in S-scale. The author proposes how to reach those people.

From The Observation Lounge

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Fall
Page:
21
Authors:
John E. Henning & Chris Borgmeyer
Description:
The authors remember Jack Sudimak who passed away in October 2012.

From The President...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
Page:
6
Author:
Rollie Mercier
Scale:
S
Description:
Rollie responds to the "mud-slinging" that has taken place by the two candidates running for NASG President. Included are several letters from past NASG Presidents responding to the unfortunate campaign.

Gary Schrader's Improvement Wonderland

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2015-11/12
Page:
46
Author:
Larry Sokol
Scale:
O
Description:
Gary Schrader is an expert in repairing O-scale models, especially Key Imports models. The article has many photos of models that Gary has reworked.

Getting To Know Gil Freitag

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-08
Page:
61
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
HO
Description:
Andy describes meeting Gil Freitag and operating on his layout when he lived in the area.

How to Be a Modeler's Wife

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-07
Page:
111
Author:
Norma Wehlitz
Description:
Tips for women based on 38 years of being married to a model railroader.

How to Host an Open House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2002-11
Page:
100
Author:
Arlan Tietel
Description:
Tips on how to have an open house.

In Memoriam - Harmon Monk

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2016-05/06
Page:
10
Author:
Dan Dawdy
Scale:
O
Description:
This article reviews O-scale brass modeler Harmon Monk's projects.

In Memoriam Louis Bartig

Magazine:
O Scale Resource 2017-03/04
Page:
12
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Scale:
O
Description:
A talented designer and model builder passed away.

In the End What Happened?

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-03/04
Page:
37
Author:
Clayton Barry
Description:
This article discusses the problems encountered by family members of a model railroader how has passed away. What happens to the layout, to the locomotives and rolling stock, and to the structures?

Inspiration

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-12
Page:
78
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
Friends and fellow modelers serve to inspire.

Irv Athearn - A Man Remembered

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-10
Page:
116
Author:
Dallas Mallerich III
Description:
The author describes meeting the man and what he has meant to the hobby.

John Allen: The Man Behind the Legend

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1981-10
Page:
84
Author:
Jim Findley
Scale:
HO
Description:
Jim continues his recollections of his friend John, how they would joke around, the super-detailing and weathering techniques he learned from him, and how he built this simple switching layout called the Timesaver. Includes a few photos of John and his layout.

Joining the NMRA

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-02
Page:
116
Author:
Lionel Strang
Description:
Reasons for the existence of the NMRA and why you should join.

Keeping Kids on Track

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1999-12
Page:
155
Author:
Tim Trewhella
Description:
Building layouts that cater toward young kids.

Kids and Model Railroading

Magazine:
N-Scale 2002-10/11
Page:
42
Author:
Bob Kendall

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 5, October 2011
Page:
29
Scale:
S
Description:
Donald Jaeger passed away in June 2011. He was a charter member of the Stateline S Gaugers.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
20
Scale:
S
Description:
Well-known S-scale modelers Bob Jackson, Jack Sudimak, Dave Netherton, and Tom Doherty all pass away.

Last Run Howie Waelder

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 6, December 2004
Page:
9
Author:
Bill Lane
Scale:
S
Description:
A personal friend of the author, he briefly describes Howie, who was a LIRR fireman. Includes several photos and other people's expression of sadness at the loss.

Last Run Russ Downs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, February 2010
Page:
8
Author:
Bill Fraley
Scale:
S
Description:
An ode to Russ Downs and what he did for the hobby.

Last Run: Jesse Bennett

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
Jesse, who had a large S-scale layout (20' x 44') modeling the Great Northern Pacific, passed away at 96. Includes a couple of photos of his layout.

Last Run: Stan Furmanak

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Fraley
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill describes Stan's involvement in the hobby.

Learn From Teaching

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 62 #1 2016
Page:
4
Author:
Riley Triggs
Description:
Teaching others about a model railroading technique will really help you to focus on the topic.

LGB Christmas Layout in a Mall

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1984-12
Page:
132
Author:
Ken Ducat
Scale:
G
Description:
The story about how two people built a G-scale layout in a mall.

Lionel's Favorite Web Sites

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2005-04
Page:
22
Author:
Lionel Strang
Description:
The author's top 10 web sites for this past year.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 6, December 1990
Page:
5
Author:
Moe Berk
Scale:
S
Description:
This is the first of this column, introducing members of the S-scale community to the reader. This one is about Moe Berk who is the Executive Vice-President of the NASG the time.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 1, February 1991
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
Introducing Bill Krause to the S-scale community, who has received the Bernie Thomas award and has been in S-scale since the early 1960s.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 2, April 1991
Page:
5
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The author introduces Kent Singer, a Dispatch columnist, to the audience.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 3, May 1991
Page:
5
Author:
Roy Hoffman
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 Volume 14, Number 4, August 1991
Page:
7
Author:
Lee Johnson
Scale:
S
Description:
Covered in this issue is Graham Henry.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 5, October 1991
Page:
5
Author:
Ken Zieska
Scale:
S
Description:
This column introduces Dave Jasper.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 14, Number 6, December 1991
Page:
5
Author:
unknown
Scale:
S
Description:
Introducing Jim Kindraka.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 2, April 1992
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
This column introduces Billy Wade.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 3, June 1992
Page:
5
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Scale:
S
Description:
Introducing Don Hudson.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 4, August 1992
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
Introducing Dan Navarre.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 5, October 1992
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
Introducing Brian Jackson, former editor Bob Jackson's son.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 5, October 1993
Page:
5
Scale:
S
Description:
Introduces Marty Glass.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 1, February 1993
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Scale:
S
Description:
Introduces Russ Mobley (the third general director of the NASG, and owner of Amity Star Models).

Meet An S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 16, Number 3, June 1993
Page:
5
Scale:
S
Description:
Introduces Ken Zieska.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 6, December 2004
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill briefly introduces Bob Werre, with a couple of photos of Bob's studio where he was busy photographing SHS products.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill introduces Tom Robichaud who is a member of the Bristol S Gauge Club.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 6, December 2006
Page:
8
Author:
Bill Fraley
Scale:
S
Description:
The author introduces Roy Hoffman, how he got started in the hobby, and his current Penn Western "scale" layout.

Meet An S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, February 2010
Page:
13
Author:
Gaylord Gill
Scale:
S
Description:
A behind-the-scene look at Brooks Stover, the layout he built, and what it took for him to become a Master Model Railroader.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 1, February 2011
Page:
20
Author:
Bill Fraley
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill introduces Cliff Brown who models the Lehigh Valley.

Meet an S Gauger Michael Greene

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
22
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:
The author explains how he got into S-scale model railroading, what roles he played and plays in the NMRA and NASG organization, and the fact that he and his wife now own Pine Canyon Scale Models.

Meet An S Gauger Monte Heppe

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
7
Author:
Monte Heppe
Scale:
S
Description:
The author recalls his early observations of prototype railroading, and how he and his Dad got involved in the hobby. He describes his current layout and the various organizations of which he is a member.

Message from the BOT

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
4
Author:
Dave Blum
Scale:
S
Description:
The questions are, "Why aren't more S-scale modelers members of the NASG?", and "Why don't local S-scale modelers attend local shows?".

Model Railroad Club Tyrant

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
131
Author:
Mike Alfred
Description:
How NOT to behave in a model railroad club. Club layouts are always about compromising.

Models by John Olson

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
92
Author:
Bob Brown
Description:
Bob covers a listing of John Olson's articles from 1974 to 1993 and includes many of the dramatic photos John took of his layouts.

Modular Railroading with the Four County Society of Model Engineers

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2007-10
Page:
48
Author:
Keith Albright & Karl Bond
Scale:
HO
Description:
Although this large article contains many beautiful photographs of the club's various modules, the main crux of the text covers the pro's and con's of club memberships, how to form a modular club, and how the club's standards were formed. Quite a bit of text is devoted to how modules are constructed and transported.

More 2008 Annual Meeting Model Photos

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 60 July 2008
Page:
6
Author:
Elden Gatwood
Description:
Photos of several contest and non-contest models.

More Than Bells and Whistles

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-02
Page:
88
Author:
Michael Gross
Description:
Adding period music or commercials playing in the background will help transition visitors to the period you are modeling on the layout.

Moving and Model Railroading

Magazine:
N-Scale 2005-09/10
Page:
56
Author:
Edmund Schultz
Description:
Building a nice, sturdy box for your modules to survive a household move.

Mr. Rogers' Trolley

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-01
Page:
104
Author:
Paul Lally
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author talks about how he got some model railroading to appear in the popular children's show. He describes how the trolley was built.

Märklin's Train-ing

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-02
Page:
132
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
Using easy-to-set-up sectional layouts to teach children about digital command control and using computers.

Narrow Visions

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
7
Author:
Mel Medhurst
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
The author introduces himself and tells about how he made his way into modeling in Sn3, and what he plans to accomplish with this column.

NASG Launches "Special Interest Groups"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 6, December 2006
Page:
22
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The NASG BOT wants to launch SIGs that represent the three groups of modelers within the S-scale community, similar to the NMRA SIGs.

National Model Contest Winners

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-10
Page:
120
Author:
David Popp
Description:
Some photos of the winners of the 2004 NMRA convention's contest room, which includes Ken Ehlers' Sn3 scratchbuilt D&RGW passenger car and caboose.

Nominations

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 62 #1 2016
Page:
51
Author:
Blake Blogs
Description:
The author announces his change in roles in the local NMRA division, and updates us on the progress of his layout, and the 9-year-old he is helping in the hobby.

Organizing a Round Robin

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-04
Page:
66
Author:
Jim Providenza & Bill Kaufman
Description:
A round robin is a small group of people to circulate among the member's layouts for either construction or operating sessions, or both. The authors discuss how their own group is organized.

OS from S Tower

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 2, April 2011
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
The editor changed the title of his editorial from "Jeff's Junction" to "OS from S Tower" with this issue ("OS" stands for "On Station" indicating when a train passes a station). This editorial covers Jeff's explanation of what the NASG's BOT is responsible for.

OS From S Tower

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Scale:
S
Description:
The author suggests the idea of building a modular layout entirely made out of Lionel products available today, to show the audience what can be accomplished in S-scale today.

Presenting John Allen

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-12
Page:
65
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Description:
Andy introduces the series of John Allen-related articles in this issue.

President's Column

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Scale:
S
Description:
New President Ed Loizeaux announces that Don Thompson is the interim editor of the Dispatch for this issue while Dick Karnes is preparing to take over from Elaine Powell.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
Page:
4
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Scale:
S
Description:
The author shares that this is his last column as president of the NASG, and discusses the disappearing local hobby shops.

President's Message

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 61 #4 2016
Page:
3
Author:
Steve Barkley
Description:
Thoughts on thinning one's collection of trains as the end of life nears.

Profile Jerry Brettschneider A True Ambassador

Magazine:
All Scale Rails 2015-11/12
Page:
5
Author:
Bonnie Domrois
Description:
Jerry started Lionel clubs at all the locations where he lived throughout his life.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
Page:
11
Author:
Don Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
A report on what the NASG's Promotions Committee has been working on.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
Page:
4
Author:
Don Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
Update on what the Committee has been up to.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
2
Author:
Don Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
Updates from the Committee.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
5
Author:
Don Thompson
Scale:
S
Description:
The latest update of the Committee.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
4
Author:
Bill Wade
Description:
The Pop Valve returns in this issue, and the noted losses of famous people.

Railway Post Office

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2003-06
Page:
10
Author:
Peter B. Bryan
Description:
In a letter to the editor, Peter Bryan expresses how operations on Gil Freitag's layout is important for the friendships developed over the decades.

Reader's Choice Awards

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-08
Page:
46
Author:
Melanie Buellesbach
Description:
The annual report of how people voted on products they liked that were introduced in 2000. Bachmann's HO-scale three-truck Shay won overall.

Reflections on John

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-12
Page:
136
Author:
J. Anthony Koester
Description:
More reflections by Tony on the wonderful modeler, John Allen.

Remembering John Allen

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1981-12
Page:
73
Author:
Glenn Beier
Description:
Glenn talks about who John was and what he enjoyed doing.

S Scale SIG Newsletter

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
21
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
This newsletter introduces the S Scale SIG.

S Scenes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
8
Author:
various authors
Scale:
S
Description:
In additional to layout photos by Dick Karnes, Ron West, and Jeff Madden, a group photo of the Pequea Valley Model Railroaders and Baltimore Area American Flyer Club members visiting is shown.

S Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, April 2010
Page:
19
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
"The Magnificent Seven" - Seven S gaugers who influenced Sam. They are Ed Schumacher, John Bortz, Frank Titman, Wally Collins, Claude Wade, Walter Graeff, and Jesse Bennett.

S Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
10
Author:
Sam Powell
Scale:
S
Description:
The author makes the case for associating with model railroaders that are not into S-scale, such as the local NMRA, other conventions, etc., especially after one retires.

Sage of the Square Footer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-01
Page:
88
Author:
Bob Walker
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Bob tells the story of how his wife competed in the 2014 National Narrow Gauge Convention's Square-Footer contest and won second place. The model is of an old engine being pulled out of a shed, modeled in Sn3.

Secret Project Month April 2011

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
13
Author:
Bill Fraley
Scale:
S
Description:
Bill explains the "Secret Project Month" concept started in their local club in the 1960s. He describes what he had to do to hold the meeting at his house, and the results of this year's Secret Project contest. Includes photos taken at the meeting, as well as photos of this year's models.

Some Thoughts

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 15, Number 6, December 1992
Page:
5
Author:
Bill Lane
Scale:
S
Description:
S-scale "scale" modelers and "hi-rail" modelers should join together within a club and exchange information, rather than divide.

Standard Gaugers: Meet the Narrow Gaugers

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-01
Page:
96
Author:
Dick Karnes
Scale:
S
Description:
The author describes the various figures available in S-scale.

Survey Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 4, Fall 1983
Page:
15
Author:
Steve Butler
Scale:
S
Description:
Results from the previous NASG membership survey, and from a survey handed out during the 1983 NASG Convention.

The Christmas Train

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-12
Page:
62
Author:
Robert D. Turner
Scale:
S
Description:
An American Flyer train set for Christmas early in the author's life started a life-long love for the hobby. In the process he learned how to save his money to buy what he wanted, and sometimes regretting what he had bought when he saw something he liked more. Rediscovering the A.F. catalogs years later sparked the interest in the hobby again as an adult, who is now into restoring old A.F. equipment.

The Holiday Season... Time to Remember

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-12
Page:
60
Author:
Wayne and Mary Cay Wesolowski
Description:
Use of various traditional Christmas artifacts, such as ornaments, to promote model railroading during the holidays.

The Incredible Large-scale Models of Russell Clapper

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1979-03
Page:
91
Author:
Ken Kraemer
Description:
In 1917 Russell started scratchbuilding his own two-inch scale models. He wound up building a collection of 138 models which he now describes as the "Clapper Railroad Museum". The article is accompanied by a good number of photos of his models.

The Kent Singer School of Model Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Scale:
S
Description:
Kent's approach is to have a less-experienced modeler work with a more-experienced modeler on the same or similar project, on a regular basis.

The Lasting Legacy of Kent Morris Part 3

Magazine:
The Marker Lamp Vol 61 #4 2016
Page:
24
Author:
Blake Blogs
Scale:
G
Description:
This last installment describes Kent Morris himself. Includes many photos of his layout. (related web page)

The Model Railroader Staff

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-08
Page:
105
Author:
Cathy Schneider
Description:
13 staff members are profiled, includes photos.

The Models of Seattle

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1972-11
Page:
46
Author:
Tony Koester
Description:
Covers the contest models of the 1972 NMRA annual meeting in Seattle, WA. Of particular interest is the Gil Freitag model of Carson City stamp mill that won first place. This structure is still prominently featured on his layout today, so it is over 35 years old.

The Narrow Gauge Scene

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
82
Author:
Charlie Getz
Description:
The author describes some of John Allen's contributions to the hobby. Includes three Bob Hayden photos of John's layout.

The Narrow Gauge Scene

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
86
Author:
Charlie Getz
Description:
Charlie talks about how this is his 201st column and reflects on past works.

The NASG Website and Your Club

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
19
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Scale:
S
Description:
This column covers the club-related information you will find on the NASG web site, as well as services the NASG provides to S-scale clubs.

The NMRA Surveys the Hobby

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1996-05
Page:
96
Author:
Job Luning
Description:
In the April 1995 the NMRA did a survey of model railroaders. They got a 50.3 survey response rate, which is quite high. Graphs included in the article are Modeling Scale, Layout Character (free-lance vs. prototype), Era Modeled, Modelers by Scale (includes those that model multiple scales), Home Layout Size, Skill Level, Club Membership, Annual Spending, Home Layout Location, Computer Ownership, and Time Spent on Hobby.

The Pertinent Pieces

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
127
Author:
Tony Koester
Description:
Doing research and keeping track of data you've collected may come in handy later with modeling.

The Riddle of Mel Thornburgh's Workshop

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-10
Page:
100
Author:
John Page
Description:
The author talks about his visit with Mel, a popular author in the 1940s and 1950s issues of Model Railroader. Envisioning Mel to have a tremendous workshop, only to discover that all the work was done by hand and on an old dining room table.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
17
Author:
Tom Barker
Scale:
S
Description:
Questions and answers related to repairing American Flyer items.

The Short, Steep, Crooked & Narrow Way

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
Bob Sloan
Scale:
S
Description:
The results, shown in photos and accompanying text, of the S Gaugian-Model Die Casting Sn3 Kitbashing Contest.

The Trauma of Changing Scales

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1980-09
Page:
110
Author:
Bob Walker
Description:
Bob describes what it is like changing scale and/or gauges. Included are charts comparing rail heights, scale dimensions, and typical lengths of equipment for each of the main scales.

The Upcoming 23rd Annual Sn3 Symposium

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-02
Page:
89
Author:
Tom Troughton
Scale:
Sn3
Description:
Photos of layouts open for the tour accompany the information about the Sn3 convention to be held in St. Louis, Missouri.

Thinking About S Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-08
Page:
6
Author:
Andy Sperandeo
Scale:
S
Description:
Andy describes the positive aspects for modeling in S-scale (1:64), including Sn3.

Trains of Thought

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2010-12
Page:
98
Author:
Tony Koester
Description:
Seeing a photo of a layout with a siren mounted in the town's water tower reminded Tony of his childhood.

Wooden Trains for Christmas

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-12
Page:
81
Author:
Robert D. Turner
Description:
This article covers what is currently available for small kids in the world of wooden trains.