My Library - Magazine Articles for S Scale

!!Syracuse!!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report of the 1991 NASG Convention. Includes lots of photos.

"87 for 87"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #3 Summer
Page:
18
Author:
Don Woods
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
A reprint of an article about trying to come up with 87 new ideas using AF-based products (only 8 are listed).

"East Meets West": San Jose S Scale Convention

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1978-01
Page:
82
Author:
Don Fiehmann
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
This article covers the author's visit to the 4th annual NASG convention in San Jose, California, organized by the East & West S Gauge Model Railroad Club. The author, an HO-scale modeler, was invited to do a clinic presentation, hence his attendance at the convention. (Note that according to the NASG web site, it was actually the sixth NASG convention)

"In the Mood" Period Model Railroading

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
Sylas Kayle
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This is a preview article of Dave Jasper's S-scale layout that will be part of the 1999 NASG Convention's layout tour. Dave models 1927. Includes several photos, and Dave shares his philosophy of how he modeled that era. A sidebar is included about the 1999 NASG Convention.

"Rio-Granding" the Forks Creek Station

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
36
Author:
Mike Taylor
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
Using the Classic Miniatures' Forks Creek Depot kit, the author converted it into a depot that would be appropriate for a D&RGW layout.

"S" Fest Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #6 December
Page:
13
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author shares the activities at the 1990 Fall S Fest. Includes one group photo.

"Springing" The Pacific Rail Shops Bettendorf Trucks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
Jon Firpach
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
Improving the look and the performance of the PRS truck by removing the springs section and adding "real" springs. Includes photos.

'Cincinnati in Motion'

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-03/04
Page:
15
Author:
Nelson Steinmetz
Category:
Museums
Description:
A couple of photos of buildings under construction at the museum.

'Cincinnati in Motion' Highlights 2002 S Spree

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-09/10
Page:
16
Author:
Tom Hartrum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author covers the 2002 S Spree show, which includes a couple of photos.

'S' Fest '92

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #1 February
Page:
32
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Report on the 1992 Fall S Fest in Elk Grove Village, IL.

(backcover)

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-11/12
Page:
40
Authors:
Michael Ferraro & Don Thompson
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The owners of S-Helper Service wrote a "letter" telling the readers about the situation with Sanda Kan no longer producing products for S-scale manufacturers.

1/64 Cars and Trucks from the 1940s and 1950s

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Jim Schall
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
The author breaks down what kinds of cars were common on the roads after WWII. He then reviews sources for these cars in S-scale. Includes several photos of many cars.

11th Annual Fall "S" Fest Wrap-up

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #2 Spring
Page:
5
Author:
Vera Geerts
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A brief summary of the events at the show.

14th Annual Spring S Spree 2001

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #1 February
Page:
2
Author:
Alan Evans
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Information about the show in Columbus, Ohio.

17th Annual Spring S Spree

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-07/08
Page:
13
Author:
Mark Suek
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report on the show, with a few photos.

1983 NASG National Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #1 Winter
Page:
4
Authors:
John A. Medland & Paul V. Riley
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The authors introduce the 1983 NASG Convention, organized by the Bristol S Gauge Railroaders club.

1984 NASG Convention: A Family Reunion

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
18
Author:
John W. Steinbach
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The story about the Convention, with several photos of people there, and many photos of the models at the show.

1985 "S" Gauge "Gold Rush" Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #1 Winter
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Information about all the activities at the upcoming 1985 NASG Convention.

1988 AF Wabash Alco PA Electrical Contact Repair

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #1 February
Page:
25
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The Wabash PA locomotives may not have their contact wires make proper contact, so this brief article describes how to fix that.

1993 NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #5 October
Page:
22
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A detailed report about what happened at the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1993 NASG Convention.

1993 NASG General Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #5 October
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Reports covering the general membership meeting.

1994 Columbia River Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Gil Hulin
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Introduction to the 1994 NASG Convention in Vancouver, Washington. Includes a couple of photos taken in the area.

1994 Columbia River Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
6
Author:
Gil Hulin
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Information about clinics, contests, and local attractions for the 1994 NASG Convention.

1994 NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations

1994 NASG Columbia River Convention Summary

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes his Amtrak trip to the 1994 NASG Convention, and reviews the activities there. The article continues over many pages and includes lots of photos of people and models.

1994-5 Flyer Fest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #1 February
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of the temporary layout set up as part of the event.

1995 General Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #5 October
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A summary of the topics covered in the NASG membership meeting at the 1995 NASG Convention.

1995 NASG Convention Schedule

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #2 April
Page:
15
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A detailed schedule of the 1995 NASG Convention.

1995 NMRA Prize Parade

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-11
Page:
82
Author:
Randy Sappo
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
This page shows a photo of Randy's Moon Run station, which won first price in the Online Structures category. Although freelanced, it is based on the Chesapeake & Ohio depot in Thurmond, W. Va. It's entirely scratchbuilt of cardstock.

1996 Lionel Preview

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author and Will Holt attended the Lionel product announcement meeting. Several A.F. products were discussed. Includes photos of the new products for 1996.

1997 Lionel Dealer Preview

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author attended the dealer preview show in Chicago to report on Lionel's plans for 1997. Includes photos of some of the new products shown there.

1998 NASG "Minuteman Express" Model Contest

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
16
Author:
Jay Rogers
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Information about the contests that will be held at the 1998 NASG Convention.

1998 NASG Model Contest Results

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of all the winners of the contests held at the 1998 NASG Convention. Photos follow in the subsequent pages, followed by a full summary by the editor.

1999 BOT Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Report of what happened at the 1999 NASG BOT meeting.

1999 Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report about the 1999 NASG Convention, with lots of photos.

1999 NASG Convention Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Several pages with info and photos about the Convention, and the Convention cars.

2000 NASG BOT Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
34
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A report of what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2000 NASG Convention.

2000 NASG Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A full report of the Convention in San Jose.

2001 Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A full report along with photos of the 2001 NASG Convention in Scranton, PA.

2001 NASG B.O.T. Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A full report of the NASG BOT meeting at the 2001 NASG Convention.

2002 Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The article covers the events at the 2002 NASG Convention. The preceding page and the pages of the article itself have lots of photos taken at the event.

2002 Fall S Fest Roundup

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A handful of photos with captions.

2002 NASG BOT Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #5 October
Page:
30
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A detailed review of what happened at the 2002 NASG BOT meeting.

2002 NASG General Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #5 October
Page:
32
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A detailed review of what happened at the 2002 NASG general membership meeting.

2003 NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A full report of the BOT meeting at the 2003 NASG Convention.

2007 NASG Convention - Baltimore

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
22
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and contests results of the convention.

2008 NASG Contest Awards

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
R. James Whipple
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of the people who won the contests at the 2008 NASG Convention.

2008 NASG Convention Layout Preview

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
20
Author:
John Ciarleglio
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This article covers the following layouts open during the 2008 NASG Convention: Tommy Robichaud's 22'x22' DCC-powered layout that can handle both hi-rail and scale equipment; Dick lannacone DCC-powered layout features AF, hi-rail, and scale equipment.

2008 NASG National Convention Mountaineer Limited

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Introduction to the 2008 NASG Convention in Lowell, MA, covering all the tours and external activities.

2009 Fall S Fest - Rockford, Illinois

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
4
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A photo essay of the event.

2009 NASG Convention - St. Louis

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
5
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A photo essay of the event.

2009 NASG St. Louis Convention Model Contest Results

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-11/12
Page:
5
Author:
R. James Whipple
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of those who won the various contests at the 2009 NASG Convention.

2010 Duluth Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Comments and photos of the 2010 NASG Convention.

2010 NASG National Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #6 December
Page:
9
Author:
Steve Doyle
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More details about the 2010 NASG Convention, including what can be done before and after the show.

2010 S Spree Report

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-07/08
Page:
5
Author:
Woody Woo
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report on the happenings at the show, as well as several photos.

2011 Fall S Fest Round Up

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2012-01/02
Page:
5
Author:
Charley Taylor
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A brief summary and some photos taken at the event.

2014 NASG Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the annual show. Includes a couple of people photos. The article is followed by two pages of photos of contest winning models. More photos are shown on pages 19, 20, and 21.

2014 NASG Convention - The Heartland S-press

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April
Page:
15
Authors:
Steve Lunde & Roy Meissner
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The Badgerland S Gaugers and the State-Line S Gaugers introduce the 2014 NASG Convention, to be held in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. In addition to briefly covering the planned activities, there are also photos of the area layouts that will be open for tours.

2014 Spring S Spree

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports about the event. The article includes several photos of product and people.

2014 Spring S Spree

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
16
Author:
Alan Evans
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports about the event. The article includes several photos taken at the event. The article also briefly describes the history of the Spring S Spree, and the history of the Central Ohio S Gaugers club who hosted this event.

2015 Candidates for NASG Offices Biographies

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Members running for certain positions for the upcoming NASG elections are showcased.

2015 Fall S Fest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
23
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows

2015 Flyer Fest West

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
25
Author:
Allan Bennett
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A one-page photo essay taken at the event.

2015 NASG Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
5
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More details and photos related to the upcoming 2015 NASG Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

2015 S Fest St. Louis, MO

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
8
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of some well-known S-scale people, products for sale, and the local layout.

2015 Spring S Spree

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
7
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The Spring S Spree show was held May 8 and 9, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio, and is hosed by the Miami Valley S Gaugers. The author shares the many photos he took at the annual event.

2015 Trainfest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
26
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A brief description of the show, and a couple of photos.

2016 Annual BOT Meeting Minutes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Roberts
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The notes taken at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2016 NASG Convention. Also briefly mentioned are the notes of the general membership meeting.

2016 Fall Fest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
36
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author provides a report about the event, and shares some information about the 2017 show. Photos are shown on the next page.

2016 Fall S Fest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
18
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Details about the upcoming event.

2016 NASG Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A full report, with photos, of the Convention. Also covered are the model contest winners, and the layouts set up at the hotel.

2016 NASG National Convention Novi, Michigan

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-10/11
Page:
9
Author:
Daniel Dawdy
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the 2016 NASG Convention, sponsored by the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers, and held at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in Novi, Michigan. The author was one of the vendors are the show. Includes many photos taken at the show, including of the layouts set up at the show.

2016 S Fest West

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
23
Author:
Fred Ruby
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report about the history of the Southern California S Gaugers involvement in this annual show, and what they did for their 2016 show. Includes several photos taken at the event.

2016 S Spree

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
45
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the event, and includes several photos.

2017 NASG Annual Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the event. Several people contributed photos to the article.

2017 National Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
5
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Details about the upcoming NASG Convention in Timonium, Maryland, covering hotel, convention cars, tour listing, spouse events, home layout tours, contests, and vendors.

2017 National Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
7
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Details about the clinics being offered at the upcoming NASG Convention.

2017 National Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
7
Author:
David Blair
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More events added to the upcoming NASG Convention.

2017 Spring S Spree

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
21
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the show, and shares several photos. More photos are shown on pages 36 and 37 of the PDF version of this issue.

27th Fall SFest Numbers Outstanding

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
18
Author:
Terry Dyer
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author provides an overview of the 2002 Fall S Fest held in Tinley Park, Illinois. In addition to the large vendor area, there were also clinics and operating layouts.

3/16" Scale 53' Girder Bridge from Central Valley's HO Kit

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
22
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Although this kit is designed for HO-scale, it can easily be used in S-scale, which is what the author does as he reviews the construction and modifications of this kit (available in single- and double-track versions). The kit can also be used for narrow-gauge S-scale layouts.

3/16" Scale Buildings in a Hurry!

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
18
Authors:
John Frazier & Alan Evans
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
Using a copy machine to make copies of HO- and/or O-scale buildings to print out in S-scale, apply to a substrate, and then detail the models. Several examples are shown in this how-to article.

35 Years for the S Gaugian

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #2 April
Page:
12
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Don Heimburger is celebrating 35 years of continuous publication of the S Gaugian magazine. This article gives some background on Don.

40 Years Ago

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

40' Hi-cube Boxcar Kitbash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Michael Sulzbach
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author builts his model from two American Models 40-foot plug-door cars. Includes a materials list, drawings, and some photos of the model under construction and completed.

45 Years of S Gaugian Readers' Achievements

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
24
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad History
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
Category:
Model Railroad History
Description:
Layout descriptions by Bob Kiehl and Jim Roberts.

48-foot Rib-side Containers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #6 December
Page:
15
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
Using a Des Plaines Hobbies 48-foot flat-sided container, the author simply added ribs to model the newer versions of the containers used in the real world. Includes several model photos.

50 Golden Years with S Scale

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-05
Page:
80
Authors:
Sam Powell & Jeff Wilson
Category:
Model Railroad History
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.

50 Years of the S Gaugian

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The author reflects on what it is like to have published 259 issues in 50 years.

50th Anniversary NASG Timeline

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad History
Description:
A detailed timeline of significant events over the 50 years of the NASG.

50th Anniversary of S Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #3 Summer
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Details about what transpired at the annual membership meeting at the 1987 NASG Convention.

50th Anniversary of S Contests Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #3 Summer
Page:
9
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A listing of all of the contests winners at the 1987 NASG Convention. Photos of the models are shown starting on page 12.

50th Anniversary of S Observations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #3 Summer
Page:
6
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author summarizes the 1987 NASG Convention, celebrating 50 years of S-scale, and the 25th anniversary of the S Gaugian magazine. Apparently Ed Packard was there, who introduced the first commercial S-scale products via Cleveland Designs' C-D, including showing some of the turned-wooden models.

55 Years Ago in S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
14
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Jesse Bennett took photos in the early 1960s of Doc Johnson's S-scale layout, and of the one owned by Will Estes, which are shown on this page.

64 Reasons for Going to the Convention Part I

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #2 April
Page:
11
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The first 32 of 64 reasons are listed here.

64 Reasons for Going to the Convention Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The second 32 of 64 reasons are listed here.

70-ton Great Lakes Ore Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
20
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author thoroughly reviews these new S-Helper Service cars. Includes a side-bar on the history of ore cars.

A "Your Pics" Special Presentation

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2009 Fall
Page:
22
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
These pages show photos taken by Bob Werre during the 2009 NASG convention of Bob Hogan's models. They include steam and diesel locomotives, and box-, stock-, and passenger cars.

A 1950s-style AF Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
26
Author:
Philip S. Howe
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes how he got to building the layout he has, which measures 12'x8'. Includes one photo and a track plan.

A 4-truck Flatcar Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
25
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
The author took an American Flyer depressed-center flat car and kitbashed it into a four-truck depressed-center flat car designed for carrying heavy loads. He describes how he built the special trucks for this project. For the load he is using a SouthWind Models Type A large transformer.

A Blast from the Past

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #6 November
Page:
25
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author shares a few slides from past S-related events.

A Busy Day at Truckee on the S Scale Sierra Northern

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
24
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A two-page photo, with a brief description, of the yard of the author's layout.

A Canadian Interurban

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Photos and a description of William Flatt's modular layout. It features the Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto electric railway. A track plan of this 9'x18' U-shaped layout is also included.

A Capitol Christmas

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
20
Author:
Alan Bennett
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The 12' square layout at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon features A.C. Gilbert equipment, because that was where A.C. was born. This article describes how the layout came to be, how the author provides the equipment to run, and how the layout has traveled over the years. Includes several photos of the layout.

A Car Story... or Quick & Easy Weathering with Oil Pastel Crayons

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #2 April
Page:
13
Author:
Jim Schall
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
Note that the author mentions pastels, not chalks. He offers the list of tools needed, and then briefly describes a handful of cars (a photo of each is included) and how he applied the weathering.

A Carnival of S Gauge

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-07/08
Page:
30
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A revisit of this 5-level layout, owned, by Tony Yorio, that features a carnival.

A Causeway for a Good Cause

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
26
Author:
Andy Malette
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author describes how he built the rock causeway on the module he built for the S Scale Workshop. Includes a couple of construction photos.

A Chicago & Northwestern Heritage

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-05/06
Page:
22
Author:
Curtis Ehmann
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes how he got around to building a 13'x13' layout. Includes a few photos and a track plan drawing.

A Collector's American Flyer Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
32
Author:
Barry Mertz
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes the construction of his 28'x15' A.F. layout. Includes the track plan diagram.

A Colorful Fall S Fest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A few photos taken at the 2001 Fall S Fest.

A Compact End Module Part Two

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

A Different Approach to Solving the "Pogo Stick Couplers" Problem

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-02/03
Page:
58
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Couplers
Description:
The author shares his experiences to solve the problem, as a follow-up to Michael Fox' December/January article.

A European Rail Adventure

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-07/08
Page:
34
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Railroading Stories
Description:
The author travels the European train system on his vacation.

A Few Things You Can't Live Without

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-03
Page:
85
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:
Various details that are needed to make a more complete layout, such as instrument houses (B.T.S.) and staircases (Kaw Valley Designs).

A Fire Hose House

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
21
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
A simple structure that holds the fire hose for keeping the wooden structures of an engine servicing facility safe. Model is based on the B&O design.

A Full Size Structure From a Toy Car Diorama

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
Jerry Schnur
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
Using a Motormax toy diorama for parts, the author built a nice-looking model of a gas/service station.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to 45 Years

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
18
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad History
Description:
Funny and interesting tidbits in the S Gaugian magazine's 45-year history.

A Glimpse of the "S" Roster of Iowan Bob Nicholson

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photos, and a brief description with each, of the models found on the author's layout.

A Hump Yard for the Sacramento Division Part I

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #1 February
Page:
13
Authors:
Vic Cherven, Jr. & Vic Cherven, Sr.
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The authors describe their plan to add a hump yard to their layout. Includes a proposed track plan, and several layout photos.

A Hump Yard for the Sacramento Division Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #2 April
Page:
8
Authors:
Vic Cherven, Jr. & Vic Cherven, Sr.
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The previous article covered the hump yard's design. This installment covers the actual construction, which includes hand-laid track.

A Hump Yard for the Sacramento Division Part III

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #3 June
Page:
28
Authors:
Vic Cherven, Jr. & Vic Cherven, Sr.
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Construction of the hump yard continues with applying ballast, doing the electrical work, testing turnouts, adding retaining walls, adding structures, and describing what the future plans are.

A Last Look... The Plateau Railway

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author shares his experience of visiting Len Giovannoli's layout, and several photos of the layout.

A Layout Design Grows Up

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
11
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
After introducing his model railroading hobby history, the author describes his current 20'x20' S and Sn3, two-level layout. Includes photos of the current layout, still under construction.

A Layout for the Kids

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Mark Anderman
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Each year the author sets up the American Flyer layout in the livingroom on a 5'x12' platform with a 4' extension. Friends of his children would come over during the Christmas period to play with the layout.

A Legendary Modeler in S and His Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #4 August
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Frank Titman is a prolific modeler, builder, author, editor, and kit manufacturer (Lehigh Valley Models). This is a photo essay of his Spiral Hill layout, which was featured in the Great Model Railroads 2000 annual magazine. This article includes a track plan of the 19'x20' layout.

A Little More on Russell Morris Mobley

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
A brief history of Russ, and more information about the new Russel M. Mobley Memorial Library, with a listing of what is available.

A Longer Project

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-12
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
After last month's one-evening project, this month the author expands on the same techniques to build a two-story structure that represents a building that used to maintain horse-and-carriages, but has since switched to the new "automobile" repair service industry. The building is part wood and part brick.

A Look at Current S Scale Track Products

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #6 December
Page:
36
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
After covering some general advice about track laying, the author provides a quick review of the various S-scale manufacturers that produce track products (at the time of the article's writing).

A Mack "Bulldog" Coal Delivery Truck in S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #2 Spring
Page:
6
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Automobiles
Description:
The author describes how to convert a Matchbox "Models of Yesteryear" series is No. Y3O, a 1920 Model AC Mack, to a local coal-delivery truck (made from 1916 through 1936). Includes scale diagrams and two model photos.

A Mini Review

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
Bill McClung
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The subject under review is the NJ International brass crossing gate signal.

A Model of Stony Creek Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Glenn A. Ritter
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his new layout after down-sizing. The layout features the Stony Creek branch of the Reading. It is a walk-in style that fits in a 12'x12' space. The article describes how he built the layout, and it includes several photos.

A Modeling Mystery: Marklin's S Scale Experiment

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-09/10
Page:
24
Author:
Jeff Stimson
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Marklin made some prototype models in S-scale in 1932, and they are shown in this article.

A Modern Lumber Flat Car - the Old Fashioned Way

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Ernie Horr
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a lumber flat car. Includes a parts list, a few photos, and scale drawings.

A Myth Exposed: The Unicorn Lives Near Four Corners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author built a fictitious S-scale hobby store out of a Thomas A. Yorke Design Studio Bank/Storefront kit. Includes several photos.

A New Manufacturer Hits a Home Run

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2009-01
Page:
76
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author reviews the first kit, Greg's Grocery, by Grand River Models.

A New Model for Model Railroad Clubs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
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.

A New Modular Railroad Takes Shape

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-08/09
Page:
18
Author:
Dave Jackson, Jr.
Category:
Modules
Description:
Lightweight construction techniques are used by the author to build a 12'x40' modular layout, that also has a 3-foot wing. Photos were taken at local shows where he set up the still-under-construction layout.

A New Twist On...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
Try a different way of setting up a Christmas train in the livingroom.

A New Website for the NASG

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
20
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
An overview of the core functionality of the completely re-designed web site. (related web page)

A Novice Scratch Project: Let's Build a Fuel Storage Tank

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-10/11
Page:
21
Author:
Jay Mellon
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author built the model based on storage tank where he works, so he could take photos and measurements. Includes the prototype photos he took, and several photos of the completed model. The article is a step-by-step process he took to build the model. The model, by the way, won first place "Scratchbuilt Structures" at the 2015 NASG Convention.

A One-car Mixed Train

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
22
Author:
Frank Titman
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author describes how he built a drover's caboose using a Scenery Unlimited open-end combine car. Includes photos and detail drawings, as well as a two-page scale drawing and a parts list.

A Perfect Shot in the Foot

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
54
Author:
Don Ledger
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author's observations about the behavior of long-time S-scalers.

A Permanent Club Exists

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #2 April
Page:
16
Author:
Roy E. Jones III
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Prompted by Jeff's commentary in the previous issue about whether or not there are any permanent S-scale layouts set up in the country, the author responds with two photos and some details about the Nauset Model Railroad Club's hi-rail layout.

A Photo Visit to The Twin Cities

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #2 June
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Several pages of photos of models and layouts by Steve Hanson, John Kromhout, Dave Jasper, and Tom Lennon.

A Photo Visit with John Bortz

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #4 Fall
Page:
6
Authors:
Don Thompson & Dick Karnes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Four pages of photos of John's Pennepack Valley & Western Railroad.

A Pike Master Layout for a Hospital Room

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Wayne Beachy
Category:
Modules
Description:
After initial rejections, the The Virginia Central Division of the Atlantic Coast S Gaugers were able to set up a 10'x14' modular layout in an area hospital for the children. This article covers the lessons the group learned. Includes two photos of a smaller portable layout.

A Pike Size Streamliner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
23
Author:
Don Hand
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
How one might model the Train of Tomorrow consist in S-scale. Bob Hogan supplied some photos of passenger car trains.

A Poultry Car as an S Model

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
40
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
Author shares how he built the Lehigh Valley Models Palace Poultry Car kit #LVM45. Includes several final-model photos.

A Practical Rail Inspection Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #5 December
Page:
18
Author:
Ernie Horr
Category:
Track
Description:
Building your own track inspection car from a piece of plexiglass and two trucks.

A Quick Course in Weathering

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #2 Spring
Page:
10
Author:
James Soberman
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
A handful of ideas for how to effectively weather a model.

A Quick Fix for SHS Trucks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
6
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The sideframes of early S-Helper Service freight car trucks tend to cant inwards, so this article describes two ways to fix that issue.

A Quick History of S Gauge

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

A Quonset Style Building

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
11
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how Tony Dixon scratchbuilt this farm building for a friend of his. Since there is a lot of farming equipment available in S-scale, Tony himself has switched from HO to S-scale to be better able to model farming.

A Railroad Car Out Outbuilding

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-06/07
Page:
22
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Structures - Homes
Description:
Tony Dixon found an out building that consisted of two old railroad cars with a roof between them. The built a model of it and shares his construction story with plenty of photos.

A Ravishing Corpse - Almost

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Winter
Page:
19
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
A problem with the decals spurred the author on to take a unique direction in the purpose of this structure, to make it into a recycling center. The article includes many additional photos of the finished product.

A Report on the Spring 'S' Spree 2008, Dayton, Ohio

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
26
Author:
Thomas C. Hartrum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report and photos of the events that took place at this event.

A Review: Backhead Kit for the American Models Northern

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #2 April
Page:
12
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
Painting and installing the backhead kit.

A Salute to S Gaugian!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September
Page:
5
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The S Gaugian magazine is 55 years old this year. Don Heimburger started it in 1962 when he was 14!

A Scale in Two Cities

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Richard Snook
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The track plan for a small, standard- and narrow-gauge layout initially intended as the B.T.S. display layout, and designed to fit within the space of a show booth, while still allowing walk-around space.

A Short Lesson on Application of Decals

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-09/10
Page:
18
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
A step-by-step guide to applying decals to freight cars.

A Simple Dual-Gauge Turnout

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
36
Authors:
Mike Taylor & Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
Adding a standard-gauge spur to an existing Sn3 2'x8' diorama allowed the author to show the difference between standard-gauge and narrow-gauge. This article is about how he constructed the turnout for that spur.

A Simple Unloader

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #2 April
Page:
15
Author:
Will Britton
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author shares a photo of an unloader found in an industrial area on the east side of Sacramento, California.

A Simple, Cheap Switch Machine

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
The author describes how he uses the DPDT switches to control the turnout's throwbar and the polarity to the frog. Includes an installation diagram.

A Slick Option for Re-Lettering

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-06/07
Page:
17
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author describes how he built several more S Scale America H39 hopper cars, but this time modeling an older car that has been re-lettered later in life, still showing through some of the older lettering. Includes a prototype photo and several model photos.

A Small Industry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Will Britton
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
This industry is served by Burlington Northern trackage in the town of Girard, Illinois. The factory receives vermiculite in moisture controlled covered
hoppers. Includes a track plan, and several prototype photos.

A Small Industry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #3 May
Page:
18
Author:
Will Britton
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:
A belt elevator that moves material from below-the-track up on to something else. The one described here was found along the Southern Pacific rails, in Sacramento, California. Includes prototype photos.

A Small Industry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #6 December
Page:
6
Author:
Will Britton
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:
A small platform and a storage tank are placed next to a spur to allow a tank car with anhydrous ammonia to fill the tank when needed. Includes 4 prototype photos and instructions for how to model the scene in S.

A Small Industry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Will Britton
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Denis Fortier submitted some information about unloading salt from covered hoppers in Coteau Station near Toronto. Includes prototype photos.

A Super-detailed Stock Car

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
36
Author:
Joe Greynolds
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
The author shows how to take a Grandt Line On3 stock car kit and build it into an S-scale standard-gauge one. The editor built one, too, and his comments are interjected in the article. Includes two completed model photos.

A Tale of Two Cities, and a lot of Boy Scouts

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
21
Author:
Lee McCarty
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The local boy scout council contacted the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association about setting up their layout for a day at a boy scout camp.

A Tale of Two Gondolas

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #2 April
Page:
13
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
Converting two O-27 gondolas to 46-foot, close-enough, S-scale gondolas, one for the Pennsylvania Railroad and one for the B&O. Includes a couple of paragraphs on how the author built two different pipe loads (with photos).

A Tour of the Iron Mountain Stamp Mill

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2005-11
Page:
63
Author:
Jerry Wilson
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how he kitbashed the Western Scale Models stamp mill to fit his era. Includes lots of close-up photos and discusses the animation he added to the model.

A Track Plan for the Keokuk Junction Ry.

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1990-07
Page:
76
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author presents his track plan for modeling the Keokuk Junction in a 14' x 22' space in S-scale.

A Track-cleaning Car for Your Tinplate Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
Gene Kelley
Category:
Track
Description:
Using a strip of Masonite hardboard to help clean the rails. Includes a construction diagram and a parts list.

A Trio of S Scale Baggage Cart Kits

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2009-12
Page:
38
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
The author reviews three different manufacturer's S-scale baggage cart kits.

A Unique Gilbert Legacy

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-07/08
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Bernard
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
After a very brief history of the A.F. brand, the author shares many photos from his personal collection (his father was a cousin of A.C. Gilbert).

A Very Hardware Manufacture Company

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-03/04
Page:
21
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
A design of an early 20th Century brick building, shaped to fit a pie-shaped area of the author's layout. Includes many design diagrams.

A View From a Hobby Shop Owner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #1 February
Page:
30
Author:
Brian Jackson
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:
The author describes the reality of a brick-n-mortar store owner in the 1990s of stocking model railroading items, and S-scale products specifically.

A Virginian Passenger Train

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
Wayne Beachy
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
A bit of prototype history on Virginian passenger trains, and how to model them in S-scale. Includes a couple of photos of models.

A Visit to Goellner Publishing

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #6 December
Page:
7
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A visit to the company that is printing and the Dispatch (at least at the time of this article). Includes several photos.

A Visit With Dave Smith

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #5 December
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
After a brief introduction on how Dave got into S-scale, there are several pages of photos of his NYC/UP layout, including a full-page photo of his scratchbuilt trestle bridge.

A Visit with Ron Tilton

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #2 April
Page:
6
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes Ron and his layout, and shares many photos of the work Ron has done. Ron specializes in scratchbuilding rolling stock.

A Website Designed for BC&G Modelers Becomes More

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-09
Page:
62
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
The author built a web site to document his S-scale layout, and it becomes a central repository for prototype research information with many people all over the country contributing data and photos.

A Wood Flagstop Station

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
18
Author:
Alan Bliek
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
The author builds and reviews the "Flag Stop" structure kit produced by Laser Art Structures.

A.C. Gilbert's Colorful Trains

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
27
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Collecting
Description:
Many photos and descriptions of rare A.F. items.

A.C. Gilbert's Paradise - Today Part 1

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
22
Author:
Carl R. Konkel
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author visits the A.C. Gilbert factory complex, which (at the time of this article) was sub-divided and leased to individual stores and companies. Includes photos he took at the visit. The pages of this article have another article inserted in yellow, titled "Demise of the A.C. Gilbert Company", which is an excerpt from the Professor Hartley's book "Marketing Mistakes" which devotes a chapter to the Gilbert story. This provides great insight into the company's history of the 1960s.

A.F Penn-Central Caboose Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #4 Fall
Page:
5
Author:
Gale Hall
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
A short article on how to do the conversion.

A.F. Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
A summary of the 1990 A.F. Commemorative Car made by Lionel, and the improvements Lionel has made to their products starting this product year. Also the article introduces the 1991 A.F. Commemorative Car.

A.F. Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #1 February
Page:
19
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Updates on the 1992 and 1993 NASG A.F. Commemorative cars.

A.F. Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #1 February
Page:
2
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
Update on the 1995, 1994, and 1993 A.F. Commemorative Cars projects.

ABC's of S

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
20
Author:
Joseph M. Bak, Jr.
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The President of the Train Collector's Association shares his views of S-scale.

ABC's of S...

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
17
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author draws the conclusion that S-scale is growing, and specifically mentions the contributions of American Model and Overland Models to the increase of available equipment.

ABC's of S...

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
25
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author responds to last month's request for a hypothetical company being formed that produces S-scale items for the AF/hi-rail community.

About the Bernie Thomas Award

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
23
Author:
Frank Titman
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The story of Bernie Thomas, and how the award came about.

About the NASG

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
2
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A statement of what the NASG is, a brief history of the NASG, what S-scale is, and information about the annual awards the NASG may offer. This issue is the first one edited by Bill Pyper.

About the NASG

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
2
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A statement of what the NASG is, a brief history of the NASG, what S-scale is, and information about the annual awards the NASG may offer. This issue is the first one edited by Bill Pyper.

Action-packed Hi-rail Layout Features AF Track, Locos, Accessories

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-03/04
Page:
21
Author:
Bill Clark
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his toy-train layout (set up as if he was a 10-year-old boy). Includes several photos of the layout, and a track plan.

Adams Lines

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
32
Author:
Herb Adams
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author's layout is 12-1/2' square which uses code 100 handlaid track. The article includes the track plan and several layout photos.

Adapters: Link to Knuckle and Bar to Link and Bar to Knuckle

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-09/10
Page:
6
Author:
Stuart Baugher
Category:
Couplers
Description:
The author introduces adapters he makes available to convert from one A.F. coupler to another.

Add the NYO&W Creamery to Your Layout And a Milk Run to Your Schedule

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-01
Page:
84
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author reviews the Laser Art Structures Branchline Trains structure of the creamery kit. Photos are of the completed kit.

Add Vent Windows to Your FP-7

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #1 March
Page:
23
Author:
Bill Geracci
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author describes how he simulated the side vent window of the cab of the American Models FP-7. Includes diagrams.

Adding Details to AM 40 Foot Boxcars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #3 June
Page:
29
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author admits to not knowing what the prototype for the American Models' 40-foot box car is, but he does describe how he added some more details to the model to enhance its appearance. Several close-up photos are included.

Adding Operating Doors to Pacific Rail Shop Boxcars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
John Porter
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
Step-by-step instructions and a few diagrams show how to make these kits have movable doors.

Adding Public Transit with Help from PHM

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2009-11
Page:
31
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Interurban
Description:
The author reviews the Birney Streetcar kit made by Pennsylvania Heritage Models, and includes photos of the kit parts and the final model.

Adding to a Spartan Kit Jacking up a Thrall 54' Mill Gondola

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-06/07
Page:
38
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
The author stumbled upon a rare Don Winter kit. This article shows how he built it. Includes construction photos, as well as several prototype photos of similar gondolas.

Adventures In S Scale George Sorensen's Journey

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-10/11
Page:
37
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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.

AF Heavyweight Hauler

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
33
Author:
Richard Carlson
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
The author describes how he built a Schnabel Heavy Weight Hauler look-alike from various A.F. parts

AF Price Valuation Guides: Analyzing and Explaining the Differences

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
46
Author:
George E. Hoffner
Category:
Collecting
Description:
With the arrival of the Bubeck-Garrigues book on American Flyer S gauge, the Greenberg AF Guide has some competition. This article explains how to evaluate A.F. pieces.

AF Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #5 October
Page:
26
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
A report on the status of the current and upcoming A.F. Commemorative Cars.

Al's Body Shop

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
37
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A product review of both the DSL Shops' kit, and Roberts' Brick Mortar Formula.

All About Clubs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:
The author describes how clubs influenced his modeling.

All American Railroads

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-07/08
Page:
22
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
That is the name of Bob Spaulding's layout. The "scale" layout measures 20'x24', build using a series of modules. Includes photos of the layout (no track plan).

Along the Hudson Central RR

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
18
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his two 2'x5' portable modules that he built, using the "Switchman's Nightmare" track plan in the Kalmbach "101 Trackplans" book as a guide. Includes many photos of the layout.

Along the Narrow-gauge Rails

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Russ Collman
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A listing of recent and new releases of narrow-gauge-related products by P-B-L, Mini-structures, Overland, Railmaster Exports, Triangle Scale Models, and various structure manufacturers. There is also a bit of history of the D&RG and RGW mixed up in this article.

Alto Model Train Museum

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
15
Author:
Mary Haley
Category:
Museums
Description:
Several people are asked about the hobby of model railroading, in this re-print article, and what they think the future of the hobby is. Included are photos of club members, the layout, and a track plan of the S-scale layout (one of two layouts).

Altoona and the "Curve" Will Welcome the NASG in 1995

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Gregg Miller
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A complete introduction to the 1995 NASG Convention and all planned activities. Includes two photos taken on the Altoona Curve.

Altoona Convention Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Gregg Miller
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Clinics update for the 1995 NASG Convention. Also, model contests to be held at the Convention, including new rules.

American Flyer 4-8-8-4s Make the Grade

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-05/06
Page:
20
Author:
Mike Douglass
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author describes running the two Lionel 4-8-8-4 locomotives recently purchased on the Southwestern Ohio Oxford Two-Rail Train Club layout (which measures 30'x50'). Includes many professional photos of the engines staged on the layout.

American Flyer Christmas Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #2 April
Page:
28
Author:
James Sleeth
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The A.F. layout of the All Gauge Toy Train Association of San Diego is featured in text and photos.

American Flyer Circus Train Mania

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #2 April
Page:
12
Author:
Chuck Wingate
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author shares his observations about trying to build and improve upon his collection of American Flyer circus trains. Includes several photos of cars.

American Flyer Collector

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
21
Author:
Tom Frye
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author has built a fantastic collection of both American Flyer and Plasticville products. He is always improving on his collection, because not only does he want one of each, he wants the best he can find of each. The display room also includes an 7'x6' island-style layout. Includes many photos.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
10
Author:
Robert Giardina
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author reviews the purpose behind this column, and continues by suggesting ways that new collectors can get into the hobby.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
36
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Category:
Collecting
Description:
In this column, the author discusses A.C. Gilbert A.F. advertising, including providing a complete listing of all known advertisements in magazines.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
27
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author covers the A.C. Gilbert advertisements in newspapers, covering the various sets that were available.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
30
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column continues the discussion of A.C. Gilbert's AF diesel locomotives. Includes several model photos.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
40
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column covers the A.C. Gilbert Export Division, which was responsible for sales outside of the U.S.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-05/06
Page:
38
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author covers the creeds by which A.C. Gilbert ran the company.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-07/08
Page:
32
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column answers a number of reader's questions on a wide variety of topics.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
38
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This month's column answers readers' questions.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
44
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This article covers the A.C. Gilbert train sets of 1953 (25 in all).

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
16
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This month's column covers what A.C. Gilbert did in 1954.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-03/04
Page:
40
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The A.C. Gilbert company starts to deal with the sales slump of of late 1954, in early 1955.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-07/08
Page:
34
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column covers the use of proper A.F. screws.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-09/10
Page:
40
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column answers a number of AF-related questions from subscribers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-11/12
Page:
40
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author starts a series of columns covering 1956 through 1958, Gilbert's heyday.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
37
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author describes why A.C. Gilbert switched to the 5-digit numbering system in 1957 (use of computers).

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
38
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author describes what 1957 was like for the A.C. Gilbert company, and the start of their decline.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
38
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author answers a number of questions he has received about previous columns.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
44
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author covers A.C. Gilbert's offerings of 1958, the last of the "Golden Years" of the company, in which they still offered a full line of products.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
43
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This columns covers how one can identify American Flyer prototypes and pre-production models from common repaints and home-made items.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
43
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
Continuing with the A.C. Gilbert story, this column concentrates on the actions in 1967 leading up to the auctions of the Gilbert plant equipment and the Gilbert archives.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
37
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
In this column the author covers the various AF displays available to retailers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
38
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column answers a number of questions, covering the A.F. #20340, Billboard Whistles, ATSF freight set, #21115, and more.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
40
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column covers the Flyerama displays, and A.C. Gilbert factory plant additions.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-07/08
Page:
40
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column continues the discussion of the history of American Flyer trains with a look at 1959, Gilbert's 50th Anniversary year.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-09/10
Page:
38
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author dives deep into the Talking Station accessory.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
32
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This installment is a question-and-answering column covering various topics.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
36
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
In this column, the author covers the CB&Q cars made by A. C. Gilbert.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
30
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author starts a two-part column on A.F. items with the number 625. This installment covers the Shell/Gulf tank cars and the Shell and Gulf Oil Terminal depots.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
34
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column covers the #480 orange Shell tank car.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
34
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author answers some questions he has received via postal mail and e-mail (covers Franklin sets).

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
32
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author starts a two-part series on three-digit numbered American Flyer reefers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
In this installment the author covers the 5-digit AF reefers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author covers the #660 Baggage and Club Car, #661 Streamlined Coach, #662 Vista Dome Pullman, and the #663 Streamlined Observation. He also answers questions he has received.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-11/12
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author covers the A.C. Gilbert A.F. non-operating knuckle couplers and the cars and locomotives that utilized them. Includes photos of some of the cars mentioned.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column covers a number of different answers to questions posted by readers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-03/04
Page:
32
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
In this column the author answers a number of readers' questions.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-05/06
Page:
16
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This is the first of two columns on the topic of American Flyer catalogs.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-07/08
Page:
32
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column covers the various A.C. Gilbert A.F. catalogs from 1950 to 1967.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column covers the ATSF Warbonnet engines produced by A.C. Gilbert. It also includes the billboards showing those engines.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-11/12
Page:
24
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The installment covers the second diesel locomotive A.C. Gilbert introduced in 1950, the EMD GP7. Includes a bit of prototype history as well.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-01/02
Page:
16
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
Covers the question about the wattage rating of the #22034 transformer, the validity of #24127, how the load was fastened to a #24578, and the author asks for help from his readers.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-03/04
Page:
26
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
With this article, the author intends to start covering figures and action figures in AF equipment. This installment covers their introduction, and competition with Lionel's inclusion of figures. Includes a photo of large number of AF figures, as well as a listing of figures.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-05/06
Page:
30
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column covers the AF #740 and #742 handcars, and the various rolling stock that came with figures inside.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-07/08
Page:
30
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column continues to cover various A.F. action cars.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
24
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
In this column, the author answers a number of questions he has received.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
26
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author continues his series on American Flyer accessories kits.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2012-01/02
Page:
26
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This column starts covering A.F. accessories that include figures, including #584, #758, #770, and #766.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
26
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author discusses the AF F9 diesel locomotives.

American Flyer Collector's Column

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
28
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author covers the Sharon Bolt & Screw Company which makes items for use with AF trains and Erector sets. Also covered is a follow-up on the A.C. Gilbert sunglasses.

American Flyer Creates Christmas Memories

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
38
Author:
various
Category:
Christmas
Description:
How S-scale trains and Christmas combined to create wonderful memories, as told by several people.

American Flyer Features

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
13
Author:
Robert J. Tufts
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author travels for his job, so he has been able to get a glimpse of AF collecting from all of the country, which he shares in this article.

American Flyer Layout Filled with Accessories

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
19
Author:
Arnold Kotzen
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes how he got into AF and the layouts he has built.

American Flyer Line Upgraded; New Steam Locomotive Coming

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
26
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
This is an interview with Todd Wagner of Lionel about the future of American Flyer.

American Flyer Locomotive Service Facility

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
8
Author:
Richard Trotter
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
The author describes a 4'x6' layout that features a turntable, a roundhouse, and a loop of track around them. Includes many photos of the diorama.

American Flyer Memories on My Scale Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes how he sold and then re-acquired all of the box cars and reefers listed on page 48 of the 1956 AF catalog.

American Flyer Rarities at the York TCA Show

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Clark
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes the rare products he found at the April 2010 TCA York show.

American Flyer S Gauge 1946-2000 Illustrated Price Guide and History

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A review of the softbound book which is the first American Flyer guide published by TM Books & Video, Inc.

American Flyer Service Committee October 1989 Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
Two previous committees were merged into this new one, and the purpose is to produce an annual NASG A.F. Commemorative Car. The car significantly increased the NASG's membership.

American Flyer Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #2 April
Page:
9
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations

American Flyer Service Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
Status update on the 1991 NASG AF Commemorative Car, introduction to the 1992 one, and some info on the 1993 one.

American Flyer Uncoupler

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
David Avedesian
Category:
Couplers
Description:
The author moved his staging tracks closer together but that meant his A.F. uncoupler no longer fit, so he modified it.

American Flyer Under the Tree

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
15
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author shares a number of photos of S-scale trains under the family's Christmas tree, as well as his friend's layout. Other Christmas-related photos with trains are included as well.

American Flyer Under the Tree

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
18
Authors:
Tim Price & John Murray
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
For two months out of the year, Tim Price sets up his American Flyer train set layout on a ping-pong table for the family to enjoy during the Christmas time period. John Murray's American Flyer layout measures 24'x13' with a 4'x6' extension consisting of several loops for simple and reliable running, which family and friends enjoy.

American Flyer's Mikado

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #1 February
Page:
16
Author:
Carl Tuveson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the new Lionel 2-8-2 locomotive. Includes many close-up photos.

American Models AAR Freight Car Truck

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #2 Spring
Page:
14
Author:
Dick Cataldi
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
A review of the standard North American truck used from the late 1930s on, which has self-aligning, spring-plankless, and double-truss plain bearings.

American Models Flat Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April
Page:
7
Author:
Jeff English
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the ready-to-run cars from American Models.

American Models Heavyweight Coach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
26
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author replaces the 4-wheel trucks with 6-wheel ones, installed Kadee KD802 couplers, adds window shades, and installed diaphragm. Includes two model photos.

American Models K5 Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #2 April
Page:
16
Author:
Norm Hinkle
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This article describes taking an old American Flyer K5 that had been converted to scale using Nixon parts many years ago, and updating it with taking the chassis and parts from a new American Models K4 model.

American Models Northern

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #2 April
Page:
10
Authors:
Jerry Poniatowski & Carl Tuveson
Category:
Locomotives - 4-8-4
Description:
The author describes the process of picking up the locomotive from American Models, unpacking it, and testing it on his AF-based layout. Includes lots of close-up photos.

American Models Steam Set

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
30
Author:
John Eichmann
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the American Models Southern Crescent Limited set, which consists of a USRA heavy Pacific 4-6-2, a baggage car, RPO, combine, coach, and observation car lettered for the Southern Railway. Includes one small photo of the engine.

American Models Wood-side Caboose

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Rich Gajnak
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author does a product review of the AM new caboose, speculating on its prototype.

Amtrak's AEM-7 Electric

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
32
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt this model. Includes a sidebar on the history of this engine.

An AC Powered FP7

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #3 Summer
Page:
4
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
For those who have an AC-powered layout, the American Models' FP7, which is DC-powered, can be converted to either a single-direction AC-powered engine, or a bi-directional engine using the Williams #1010 reverse unit. How to do that is covered in this article. Includes photos.

An Alternate Use for Background Building Kits

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
19
Author:
Steven Allen
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Using background, shallow-depth kits for foreground structures, detailing the interior.

An Amazing Train Accessory: The 799 AF Talking Station

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
36
Author:
Dave Hanna
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
The author fully describes this large structure that includes a small record-player and record.

An American Flyer Holiday Season

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2008-12
Page:
98
Author:
Roy Inman
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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 Flyer Reverse Loop Made Easy!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #2 April
Page:
12
Author:
Bob Furtado
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This article describes what it takes to make an automated reverse loop for an A.F. layout. Includes a parts list and diagrams.

An Easy-to-build Flatcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #1 Winter
Page:
10
Author:
James Soberman
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
This article describes how to scratchbuild a model of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad's flat car as it was built around the late 1890s.

An Executive Pike

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
38
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Building a small layout that takes up very little space, yet provides switching opportunities, and takes only one 4'x8' sheet of plywood. Includes photos of the layout, cutting diagram, and installation diagrams.

An HO Walthers Pier Warehouse Will Do Just Fine

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author gives some tips on what he did to make an HO-scale kit look like it fits on an S-scale layout.

An Idea of Split Level

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #3 August
Page:
10
Author:
Silas Kayle
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The idea is for a 45-degree wedges between two back-to-back layout levels. Includes a diagram to show the concept.

An Inexpensive Narrow-gauge Diesel Switcher from Commercial Parts

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
22
Author:
Gary Jordan
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author built a model using the Athearn Hustler industrial switcher and the NWSL PDT that was re-gauged to Sn3. Includes photos and a parts list.

An Operating Hump-Yard Retarder

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
34
Author:
Dave Bailey
Category:
Track
Description:
The author describes how he developed a scale working model of the hump yard retarder for his 32-foot hump yard modules. Includes model photos and construction diagrams, as well as a parts list.

An Operating Tour of the Great Northern Pacific

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
11
Authors:
Bob Jackson & Lee Johnson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Lee Johnson and Arden Goehring visited and operated Jess Bennett's layout in 1990. It is a photo essay of the layout. Also included is a track plan of Jess' 20'x44' layout. Includes a side-bar by Ed Loizeaux about Jess' move from California to Idaho.

An S Gauge 'Polar Express'Train

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Philip S. Howe
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
The author creates his own Polar Express train from salvaged AF O-gauge cars, by stripping them, repainting them, and adding/improving details.

An S Review

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #6 December
Page:
30
Author:
David Pool
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The subject of the review is the Model Memories etched-brass roof walk for 40' box and refrigerator cars. Includes one photo.

An S scale Christmas present: the F-3s

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
32
Author:
Richard Arsenault
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author shares his lessons learned trying to build an A-B-B-B-A consist of the new S-Helper Service F3 engines.

An S-module Based On N-Trak Design

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

An S-Pike - The Layout of John Kosick, Jr

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Bill Moore
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Four photos of this AF/hi-rail layout.

An S-Pike in Progress - Simon Parent in Quebec

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Denis Fortier
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A few photos of Simon's 28'x15' layout under construction (this issue's cover was also taken on his layout). There are more overall layout photos later in the issue, and a track plan is found on page 25.

An S-Plan

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author shares a design of an S-scale layout that could fit in a 12'x13' spare bedroom. The article provides switching suggestions, construction methods, and covers control and scenery topics.

An S-Plan

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
This article presents the modular concept for the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve in S-scale. Includes a proposed track plan.

An Update On The Buffalo Creek & Gauley

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #2 April
Page:
17
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author has been working on his layout for 10 years. It measures 44'x25' and based on the BC&G in West Virginia. Includes several photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.

An update on the Penn Western

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
22
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author details his moves and changes to his layouts over the many years he has been an S-scale modeler. He is currently working on a 29'x45' layout in his basement, which includes a 2'x16' switching layout and a portion devoted to the EBT modeled in Sn3.

And the Winner Is...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #3 June
Page:
6
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The results of the survey produced by the NASG Manufacturers Advisory Group. The survey seemed to be heavily focused on A.F.-related products.

Announcements

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #3 Summer
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The creation of the Tony Perles award. 1987 NASG election results.

Annual Dues Increase

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #6 November
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Details about the NASG's dues increases.

Another Motormax Diorama Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #3 June
Page:
15
Author:
Jerry Schnur
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
Mel's Diner by Motormax was supplemented by a pair of American Flyer New Haven coaches kitbashed into a dining facility.

Another Motormax Diorama Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
Jerry Schnur
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author added walls and a roof to a flat front to kitbash a 3D building.

Applying decals Standard Refrigerator Cars Pt 2

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2008 Fall
Page:
13
Author:
Geoffrey M. Graeber, MD
Category:
Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars
Description:
This installment continues from the July/August, 2007 issue of this magazine. It discusses how to apply decals, dealing with lettering the ends of the car, and has accompanying photos of the steps. A materials list is also included.

Are You Ready for Kansas City?

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #2 April
Page:
13
Author:
Bill Whitmore
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
In introduction to what can be seen in Kansas City when in town for the NASG Convention.

Are Your Vehicles To Scale?

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April
Page:
26
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Automobiles
Description:
The author describes a handy grid card that can be used to quickly measure the wheelbase and track/tread width of S-scale vehicles to compare them against prototype measurements, to see if the model truly is to scale.

Armchair Model Railroading

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author describes for whom armchair modeling is a good idea.

Armco Steel Building

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

Assembling 40' PRS Boxcars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #1 February
Page:
16
Author:
Richard Lind
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author shares some of his thoughts and experiences building the Pacific Rail Shops box cars, which are easy enough to assemble.

Astro Rail '89 - Report from Houston

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The NMRA's Astro Rail 1989 convention in Houston, Texas saw the first public showing of the Houston S Gaugers' modular club layout. The NMRA even offered an S-scale convention car.

Athabasca Northern Railway

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
11
Authors:
Nicholas Deely & Jim Martin
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This is likely the only S-scale layout in Alaska. The author describes his layout, which mixes Alaska and Canada prototype ideas. Includes many close-up photos and a track plan.

Atlas O Scale Control/Signal Tower Conversion to S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Structures
Description:
Despite the kit definitely being intended for O-scale, the author still managed to make it into a reasonable model for S.

August 15, 1945... President Truman Has Just Announced... The War is Over!

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
23
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Scenery - People & Animals
Description:
Using a 1:35 scale figure to model a town's statue dedicated to the war heroes of WWII.

Award Winning S Gauge Modular Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #4 August
Page:
7
Author:
Gaylord Gill
Category:
Modules
Description:
The Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers won a plaque for being the first place winners of "Module by Group" category of the NTS in 2012. This photo essay shows close-up photos of portions of the layout showing why they won. There is a track plan included in the article.

Award-winning Model Inspired by Boyhood Memories

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
20
Author:
Brian Jackson
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author super-details an S-Helper Service SW1 for the Illinois Central, including adding the hood-mounted marker lights.

Awards Banquet

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #5 October
Page:
26
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of those who received awards at the 2012 NASG Convention.

B&O Alco RS-1 - Twice

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-05
Page:
54
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Wanting to occasionally operate his layout in a more modern setting, Brooks decides to add an RS-1 to his layout. However, with one currently not available (Railmaster Hobbies makes a kit but they are currently out of production), he converts an American Models RS-3. Not happy with his initial attempt, he rebuilds it to where the body is essentially scratchbuilt. Many construction photos of both attempts are shown. He also covers the installation of DCC and sound and how he painted and lettered the model.

B&O I-1 Caboose Laser Kit

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Summer
Page:
9
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author reviews the kit manufactured by Lake Junction Models and sold through The Supply Car. He used it to model a caboose for the Buffalo Creek & Gauley railroad which he models.

B&O President Class P7 Pacifics Plans

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The background story behind the American Models 4-6-2 locomotive, which is based on this B&O prototype. Includes drawings for the original and the 1930s version of the locomotive.

B&O W2 Series Quad Hoppers is the Prototype for American Models Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
24
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The American Models offset hopper is actually based on this prototype. In addition to prototype information, this article also includes drawings, build numbers, and photos of HO-scale models for comparison.

B. Johnson Leatherworks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #5 October
Page:
27
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Product Review

B.T.S. 110 2nd Street

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author describes his construction of the "110 2nd Street" kit by B.T.S. Includes several photos.

Back to Basics

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
6
Author:
Roger Ingbretsen
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
It is prototypical to use passenger locomotives to pull freight trains.

Back to Diner Heaven

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Diners to be found near the 2008 NASG Convention location.

Background on the S-Helper Service Display Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
31
Author:
John Prior
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A brief description of this famous layout (to S-scale modelers, at least) and how it was built. Includes a track plan.

Badgerland at Mad City

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
36
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A photo essay of the Badgerland S Gaugers club set up at the NMRA Mad City show in Madison, Wisconsin.

Badgerland Earns Best of Show at NMRA Meet

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #6 December
Page:
9
Author:
Roy Meissner
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Roy Meissner scratchbuilt a coal elevator (photo included) and won best-of-show in the structure contest at the 1998 regional NMRA convention. He describes how he built it.

BAFC Starter Train Set Program

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
5
Author:
David Avedesian
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The Baltimore American Flyer Club have developed an American Flyer train starter set program that is given away for free several times per year. The details are discussed in the article. Photos include a family that won a set. A starter set expansion layout plan and its description are shown on page 35 of the PDF version of this issue.

Baltimore & Ohio M-53 and M-53A Wagontop Boxcars Part 1

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
20
Authors:
Brendon L. Graeber & Geoffrey M. Graeber, MD
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
This installment starts off by describing the historical information about these two cars. Includes a table on the lettering schemes used by the B&O, and several prototype and model photos.

Bashing Atlas HO Switches to S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #3 June
Page:
34
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Track
Description:
A couple of photos of how the author cuts award a commercial turnout and adjusts the gauge to fit S-scale.

Basic Turnout Wiring

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #1 Winter
Page:
14
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Category:
Track
Description:
Turnouts by several manufacturers are described how to hook them up electrically.

Bay Area S Scalers Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
17
Author:
Michael Eldridge
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author describes the development of the club's modular layout, and the return loops he is building for this Free-mo-style layout. Includes photos of some of the club's work so far.

Bay Area S Scalers Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
35
Author:
Michael Eldridge
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author describes the construction of the Southern Loop of the club's Free-mo-style layout. Includes several photos.

Be Safe, Be Organized - Inventory Your Equipment!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #6 December
Page:
11
Author:
Russ Mobley
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author describes his system for keeping track of his model railroading inventory.

Beat The &%$#@ Wheel-Standards Dilemma With A Compromise Track Gage

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
25
Author:
Barney Daehler
Category:
Track
Description:
An effective solution for those who had built their layout to the old NMRA standard, but now the NASG standard (at the time) has come out, so equipment is manufactured to that standard.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
10
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the USRA Double-Sheathed 40-ft. Wooden box car by Funaro & Camerlengo, Scale People and Animals by Scenery Unlimited, 1930s and 1940s Vehicles and Animals and People by Railmaster Exports, K-27 Brass Engravings by Tomalco.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
6
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
This issue covers the Pneumatic Turnout Control System by Del-Aire Products, the Reading covered hopper by Lehigh Valley Models, the stock car kit by Grandt Line Products (an On3 car that is suitable as an S-scale standard-gauge stock car), and Seated People by Steam Depot.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
8
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the D&RGW Narrow-Gauge Short Refrigerator Car by P-B-L, the #6 Code-100 Nickel-Silver Turnout Castings by High Sierra Models, the Nickel-Silver Turnouts by B. K. Enterprises, the General American Pfaudler Milk Car by River Raisin Models, the Standard-Gauge Bay-Window Caboose by American Models, the Borden's "Twinky" Milk Car by SouthWind Models, the Railway Equipment Diagrams Edition 11 by CDS Lettering Ltd., and the 1991 mail-order catalog by Steam Depot.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
4
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the The Office by Master Creations, Cast Plaster Parts by Mister Plaster (their round chimney and coke oven), The R.G.S Story, Vol. 1 by Sundance Publications, Thirteen Double-Bedroom Pullman by SouthWind Models, and the Sandblast Booth by The Division Point.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
11
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Covered in this issue are the Freelance Watchman's Shanty by P-B-L, UP Steel Boxcar Dry-Transfer Lettering by John Pratt R/R Designs, the Milwaukee Road 50' Ribbed-Side Boxcar by River Raisin Models, Farm Tractors by Scale Models Inc, Narrow-Gauge Freight Car Underframe by Westco Products, and Streetlight by Jason's Brass Poles.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
9
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Covers the NWSL 33" wheelsets, the EBT Sn3 railcar by Railmaster Exports, the standard-gauge Commonwealth 4-wheel passenger car trucks by Steam Depot, the River Raisin EMD E-8/E-9.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
8
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are Realistic Cedar Shingles by Sierra Scale Models, Northwoods Green Trees by Timberline Designs, the C&S Jefferson Depot kit by P-B-L, Flatcar Loads by Stewart Locomotive Works, S Scale Rule by the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association, Lionel Hobbyist Advertisements by Lionel Trains, and the PRR 2-10-0 by Omnicon Scale Models (reviewed by Dick Karnes).

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
8
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the Colorado & Southern Narrow-Gauge Gondola Kit by Overland Models, the USRA Light Pacific by Overland, and the D&RGW Baggage Car by Star Models.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
6
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the Southern Pacific Narrow-Gauge 28' Stock Car by Nevada-California Car Shops, Narrow-Gauge decals by Republic Locomotive Works, the 50' Double-Door Boxcar Kit by Pacific Rail Shops, the Swayne/West Side Narrow-Gauge Caboose Kit by Rio Grande Models, the West Side Lumber Company Heavy-Duty Narrow-Gauge Flat car Kit by Rio Grande Models, Alco RS-1 Body Kit by Railmaster Exports, the Alco RS-3 Road Switcher, manufactured by American Models for S-Helper Service, and the 1922 Mack AC "Bulldog" Stakebed Truck by Railmaster Exports.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
9
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Covered are the narrow-gauge Archbar trucks by Stewart Locomotive Works, the book "The RGS Story, Volume II", the 50,000-Gallon D&RGW/ RGS Water Tank by JAKS Industries, Inc., the UTLX Tank (tank only) by Rio Grande Models Ltd., Locomotive carrying cases, by A.E. Pierce Construction, and Acrylic Paints by the Pro Color Division of Windmill Hobbies.

BenchTest

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
10
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Covers 85' heavyweight passenger cars, manufactured by American Models for S-Helper Service, standard-gauge archbar trucks by V&T Shops, code 100 three-point track gauge by Old Pullman Model Railroads Inc., EMD NW-2/SW-7 switcher body kit, manufactured by Railmaster Exports, for Steam Depot, and Dirt by Mecca Mineral Works.

Bernie Thomas Award

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #3 Summer
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
This article explains why this award was named after this man.

Bernie Thomas Memorial Award Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #3 June
Page:
28
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Following an explanation of the purpose of the award is a listing of those whom have won it up through 2009.

Bernie Thomas Memorial Award Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A listing of this award's winners from 1966 to 2000.

Best in Show

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author briefly describes how he built the structure, which won best-of-show at the 2002 NASG Convention. Includes a model photo.

Best in Show Duluth 2010

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
R. James Whipple
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Contest winners report for the 2010 NASG Convention.

Best Model 60 Bulldozer Blade

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-02
Page:
46
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author previously commented that the kit didn't come with a blade, but the owner of Rio Grande Models provided him with one, which is reviewed here.

Best Model 60 Tractor

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Buyers' Guide 1994-07
Page:
25
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A review of the Rio Grande Models' kit of the Best Manufacturing Company's Model 60 tractor.

Best of Show

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of the contest winners at the 2003 NASG Convention, with photos of Andy Malette's and Kenny Palmer's entries.

Best of Show

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of the winners of the modeling contests at the 2004 NASG Convention.

Best of Show

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of the contest winners at the 2005 NASG Convention.

Best of Show Steamtown 2001

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of all who won contest awards. Includes several photos of the winners. This issue's cover includes some of the model photos in color.

Better Late Than Never...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
John Porter
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and a description of John Porter's 1st place freight car contest win in the 1993 NASG Convention. He also received the best-of-show award.

Beware of Alleged American Flyer Mail Scam

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
Collecting
Description:
A warning about a "Linda Benson" of Henderson, Nevada selling cheap products as valued American Flyer products via mail order.

Big Bridge

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author describes how he tackled building the New York's Upper Manhattan NYC Railroad bridge over the Harlem River. Includes model photos.

Bike Shop - Post Office

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Structures
Description:
Using a Banta Modelworks kit that is no longer available, the author shows how he builds hydrocal structures. The article covers walls, brick, concrete, stonework, decals, windows, and doors.

Bill Lane at Christmas Time 1968

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Lane
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author shares a photo of himself in 1968, and tells the story of how got into model railroading.

Bill Wood's American Flyer Layout

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1988-07
Page:
98
Author:
Jim Kelly
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Open as part of the 1988 NMRA convention, Bill Wood's 24'x35' walk-in U-shaped layout runs some of his 91 steam locomotives, 44 diesel locomotives, and well over 500 cars. Yes, he's a collector, too.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author continues to introduce the members of the NASG BOT.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author covers some info about changes within the NASG organization. The majority of the article is about the incorrect use of "gauge" vs. "scale" within S-scale and the industry in general. Gauge is the distance between the rails, and scale is the ratio to the prototype that we are modeling.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #3 June
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The NASG president covers several NASG-related topics, including elections, and needing someone to handle the Estate Survival program of the NASG.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
7
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Covers some minor topics about the organization itself (election nominations, no dues increases, extra copies of this issue available).

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The NASG president covers several topics as he returned from the NASG Convention.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Commentary about the upcoming NASG elections, the Perles award, and the demise of Carstens Publishing.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
It costs the NASG money to send out reminder notices, so the President reminds everyone to send their dues in on time.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author covers the upcoming NASG elections, a request for Dispatch authors, and the Sn3 gauges for sale through the NASG.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author covers the upcoming NASG convention, paying dues ahead of the deadlines, member contributions to content for the Dispatch, the web site's Product Gallery section, and making sure that your estate is set up to handle your model trains.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Covers notes about recent changes that have been made to the NASG web site, membership services, possible dues increase, and an increase in new members.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Comments about providing the webmaster with accurate data so that the web site becomes more accurate over time, business-type NASG memberships, membership renewals.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Consider contributing tips and trick to the Dispatch. NASG membership dues increases.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The NASG membership needs to be more vocal about what it wants for the organization. A change in the NASG Treasurer. People added as committee chairman.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Does looking for cheaper hotels play an important part in members' decision to attend an NASG Convention? Time to start thinking about NASG BOT elections.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author mentions the upcoming Convention, changes to the NASG By-Laws, membership renewals, and encouraging people to join the NASG.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author mentions the upcoming Convention, the upcoming election, the aging of the people involved in the NASG committees, some rant-n-raves,

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
38
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author reports on his stay in the hospital, work done by Monte Heppe and Michael Ferraro, the upcoming elections, and updating the Convention handbook.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Being thankful for what we have, upcoming NASG elections, and the facelift of the NASG web site.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Working on our layouts, upcoming NASG elections, and estate planning.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Vote and mail in your ballot for the NASG election, Promotions committee's use of NASG funds to mail out a "Sources Guide", and the NASG booth at the WGH show.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author reports on the NASG booth at the WGH show in Phoenix, getting ready for contest at the upcoming NASG Convention, and the need for a new Contest committee chairperson.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author reviews his four years as NASG president, and recommends shortening the length of the term of president.

BK Enterprises Closed-frog Turnouts

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Category:
Product Review
Description:
After a brief comment about the company itself, the author describes what he does to the turnouts to get them operate well on his home layout. Includes close-up photos.

BK Tower

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
18
Author:
Randy Sappo
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:
Randy told Dick Karnes about how he built the P&LE Beck's Run (BK) tower, and why. Includes model photos.

Blame It All on WWII

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
26
Author:
Tom Barker
Category:
Model Railroad History
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.

Blue Ridge "S"calers Hold First Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
25
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
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.

Board Actions

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Changes the NASG BOT approved while at the Convention.

Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #5 October
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A summary of the topics covered in the NASG BOT meeting at the 1995 NASG Convention.

Bob Hogan's Sierra Northern

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photo essay of Bob's S/Sn3 layout. Includes a track plan.

Bob Hogan's Sierra Northern Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
26
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A two-page spread of photos of the author's layout, who has been an S-scale modeler for nearly 50 years at the time of this article.

Bob Johnson's Retro Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
17
Author:
Bob Johnson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his history in the scale, and some construction details about his layout. The layout is 4'x16', and it was set up at the 2014 Spring S Spree. In addition to a photo on page 16, this article has additional photos and a track plan of the layout.

Booster Ads

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
Booster ads (which support the finances of the Dispatch) can be placed in any issue, but the next issue will have extra pages.

BOT Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A brief review of what happened at the 2015 NASG Convention's BOT and general membership meetings.

Both the Fall S Fest and the Badgerland S Gaugers to Celebrate 25 Years

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #3 June
Page:
24
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Detailed information about the 2000 Fall S Fest, its history and the Badgerland club's history. Includes photos of layouts open during the event.

Box Car Conversions Part 2

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
25
Author:
Tom Lennon
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author continues the project of converting S-Helper Service box cars into unique models, which in this installment covers the Wabash door-and-a-half box car.

Branch Lines

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

Branch Lines

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes the 2013 Fall S Fest organized by the State-Line S Gaugers in Janesville, Wisconsin. There are also photos of the South Jersey S Gaugers November 2013 train show.

Branch Lines II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
29
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Information about the May 2014 Flyer Fest West train show coming up in May 2014. Includes photos of layouts and the Cable Car Museum.

Brass Models with Code 110 Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #1 Winter
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
A listing dated January 15, 1987 of all the known S-scale brass models that came with code 110 wheels.

Brian Nicholson's Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes Brian Nicholson's (Montreal) layout, shares photos, and a track plan.

Bridge Floors

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
17
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
This article describes how bridge floors are built, and includes several S-scale model photos of layouts, as well as a detailed design diagram of various types of floors.

Bridge That Chasm!

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
37
Author:
Jerry Boudreaux
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author describes how he built a lift-out bridge in front of the door that allows entry into the model railroad room. Includes electrical protection for when the bridge is not in position.

Bridging the Gap

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Benchwork
Description:
The author reviews three different ways to connect two parts of the layout while still allowing people to pass through into the layout. He then describes how he built his bridge.

Bridging the Local Creek

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Spring
Page:
15
Author:
Phil Scandura
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
Modeling two wooden trestle bridges, one holding a two-track mainline and one holding a branch line, next to each other. The bridges are near Flagstaff. Includes full-scale (S-scale) bridge drawings, a materials list, and several photos of the model (one photo of the prototype).

Bring Out the Wrecking Crane!

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
26
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
The author describes how Dave Smith took a Lionel O-27 crane to build this car.

Bringing Back the Smoke and 'Choo-choo'

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-09/10
Page:
18
Author:
David Blair
Category:
Locomotives - 4-8-4
Description:
The author was disappointed with the Lionel 4-8-4 locomotive's smoke output, and with Lionel's official upgrade. He used original A.F. parts from Gilbert to improve the performance.

BTS Cabin Creek Rural Church

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author describes the kit he built.

BTS Structures' Pallets

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
33
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A review of the B.T.S. kit that produces 16 pallets.

Build a Bowstring Truss Bridge

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
24
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author scratchbuilds the bridge, purely for cosmetic purposes, retrofitting it to his existing layout. Includes photos and drawings.

Build a Light Overhead Gantry Crane from an HO Kit

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
16
Author:
Jerry Boudreaux
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author adapts the Rio Grande Models' HO-scale Light Overhead Gantry Crane kit to S-scale. Includes two model photos.

Build a Prototype Pulpwood Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-05/06
Page:
20
Author:
Pete Silcox
Category:
Freight Cars - Log Cars
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt this model and the issues he had to deal with. Includes some construction photos, two prototype photos, scale drawings, and a sidebar on how loading and unloading of these cars took place.

Build A Standard-Gauge Auxiliary Water/Crane-Tender Car Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
18
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
A pure scratchbuilding article, this installment starts with the construction of a flat car base. A details parts list is included, as well as scaled drawings and construction diagrams.

Build A Standard-Gauge Auxiliary Water/Crane-Tender Car Part 2

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
35
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
This last installment covers the construction of the superstructure, and the painting and applying of decals.

Build a Track Cleaner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
6
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Track
Description:
Using a piece of Masonite hardboard or similar material, the author describes how he built an S-scale version. Includes a photo and CAD-style drawings.

Build a Turkey Hauler

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
The article provides photos, diagrams, prototype information, and suggestions for how to model a car that can transport live turkeys.

Build a Wood Frame Flat Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
18
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
The author describes how he built a truss-rod flat car. Includes several drawings, and a couple of photos.

Build Burlington Northern's Lumber Flat

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
21
Authors:
Ernie Horr & Ron Tilton
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
Ernie describe how he built a model of this 65-foot BN finished-products lumber flat car. Includes a model and a prototype photo, and scaled drawings.

Build Western Pacific's Bay Window Wood Caboose

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
26
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
After explaining the history of the prototype caboose, the author used photos and plans (from Mainline Modeler magazine) to scratchbuild the car out of styrene. It has a fully-detailed interior. Includes photos of the completed model.

Build your own Steam Whistle for $45

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
22
Author:
Scott Griggs
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author shares how he built a steam engine whistle to fit in a box car that can be pulled behind a steam engine, thus enabling the sound without having to modify the engine. The whistle comes from a Tyco billboard unit. Includes a photo and a schematic drawing.

Building 20' and 40' Containers in S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #1 February
Page:
24
Author:
Gino S. Revisto
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
A parts list and photos of the models and jig accompany this article about how to build these TOFC container loads.

Building a Bascule Bridge

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
William Young
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
This article covers the construction of an operating bridge to allow easy entrance into the model railroad room. A brief description of how the model was built, and a few photos are included.

Building a Hand-held Throttle

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #3 Summer
Page:
14
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Diagrams accompany this article about how to build this throttle that has been in use with members of the Central New Jersey S Scalers.

Building a Kinsman 30ft Composite Hopper

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-08/09
Page:
19
Author:
Raymond H. Hall
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author shows step-by-step how he assembled the kit, making use of Lego blocks to aid in his assembly. Includes other tips, such as inserting springs in the trucks, and making your own decals.

Building a Lorain Model 27 Tracked Shovel

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-05
Page:
68
Author:
Bill Busacca
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
The author describes how he converted an International Models TT-scale Bucyrus Erie shovel into an S-scale model. Includes photos of the completed model.

Building a Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Berkshire

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
39
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The project has a long history, and was built from a wide variety of donor projects and some creative modeling. The author provides the history of the Class A-2a P&LE Berkshires, how he built it and the tender, how he painted it, and the parts list.

Building a Rock Island Fowler Box Car

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-08/09
Page:
21
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
After telling the history of the Fowler-designed box car, the author briefly describes the S Scale America kits he built, but the main focus of the article is the work he did to model a specific Rock Island box car, which required some kitbashing. Construction is shown in a photo essay.

Building a Sierra Railroad 2-8-0

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
12
Author:
Vincent Pellitteri
Category:
Locomotives - 2-8-0
Description:
The author used a standard gauge B.T.S. 2-8-0 kit to build the model he needed for his standard gauge interchange.

Building a Simple Layout for 4-year-old Noah

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-11/12
Page:
19
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Too young for electric trains, the author removed the motors from some AF steam locomotives, to allow his grandson to hand-operate the layout they built for him.

Building a Southern Pacific AC-11 Cab-forward Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-04/05
Page:
30
Author:
Jess Bennett
Category:
Locomotives - 4-8-8-2
Description:
This first installment covers the running gear, bought from S Scale Loco & Supply. Includes detail drawings, model photos, and a parts list.

Building a Southern Pacific AC-11 Cab-forward Part 2 of 3

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
30
Author:
Jess Bennett
Category:
Locomotives - 4-8-8-2
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the tender. Includes full-size and detail drawings. Note that the motor is in the tender on this model.

Building a Two-bay Garage

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
23
Author:
Steven Allen
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author used two Monster Modelworks "Triple J Repair Shop" kits to build a two-bay Sohio gas station. Includes some construction photos.

Building a Unique Cityscape

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
19
Author:
Jack Bartman
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photos of the owner's layout show off the interesting ways he has laid out the city scenes.

Building a Urethane PRR GRa-class Gondola Kit

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2008 Fall
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Lane
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
Bill describes how to built this kit, but not necessarily using all the kit's parts. Includes discussion on how to paint the model and several construction and final photos.

Building a Yardmaster's Office

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-04
Page:
48
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
The author builds a small building to act as the yard office. He discusses how he designed it in a CAD program, and covers all the work he did to build the various parts. He also covers how to integrate the building into the surrounding scenery.

Building An Amusement Park Band Shell

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Glenn Miller
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author tried to duplicate the band shell he remembered from Hershey Park, PA some 50 years ago.

Building an Empire Part I

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Eric Miller
Category:
Modules
Description:
The modular layout built for the 1995 NASG Convention continues to participate in local train shows in western Pennsylvania. It was built by the Altoona Area Train Collectors Club. Includes several photos of scenes on the layout, and a bullet-point history of the club's layout.

Building an Operating S scale Bascule Bridge

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
29
Author:
Bill Young
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author briefly describes how he scratchbuilt this bridge using Plastruct ABS materials and Plastruct Bondene.

Building an S Layout on a Budget Part One

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-09/10
Page:
18
Author:
Greg Hurd
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author has built 12 layouts, and he shares the lessons he has learned. The article is about how one can build a layout without spending a lot of money. His focus is mostly on AF-style layouts. He covers planning a layout, deciding on the track to use, planning the required power, planning of large scenic features, and then construction.

Building in S Scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-06
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The center supplemental to this issue is 24 pages of S-scale modeling articles, tips, and currently available product from advertisers. This is a great source to find out what's available in S today. The supplemental was a co-operative effort by the RMC magazine and the NASG. (related web page)

Building Kits with Dick Karnes

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
23
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author describes how he built the Reviresco Gas Station kits (a 1930s-era and a 1950s-era one). These are very inexpensive kits. Finally, the author also describes the AM Models structures, which, too, are very inexpensive kits of shed and a small passenger station.

Building Osgood-Bradley "American Flyer" Coaches Pt. 1

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
14
Authors:
Dick Karnes & Bud Rindfleisch
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
This installment covers the prototype of this car, and how to model it using an American Flyer coach passenger car. Includes prototype and model photos.

Building Osgood-Bradley "American Flyer" Coaches Pt. 2

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
15
Authors:
Dick Karnes & Bud Rindfleisch
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
(part 1 was published in the Winter 2012 issue). This installment covers window arrangements, skirting, Lehigh Valley model variations, and adding many details.

Building Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author provides a detailed guide for how to add exterior lighting to structures, to liven up the scenes.

Building S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-09/10
Page:
16
Author:
Terry Stone
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author covers forced perspective, using a view block, mining and logging, modeling trees, and using styrofoam in layout construction.

Building S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-11/12
Page:
12
Author:
Terry Stone
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
In this installment the author discusses the various track options available for S-scale at the time. Includes a couple of photos from various modelers' layouts.

Building S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
12
Author:
Terry Stone
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Information about how to wire a hi-rail layout.

Building S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-05/06
Page:
12
Author:
Terry Stone
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This installment covers backdrops, lighting, and rocks.

Building S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-07/08
Page:
15
Author:
Terry Stone
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This installment covers how to make roads, parking lots, dirt roads, railroad crossings, and building structures (including using Plasticville kits).

Building S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-09/10
Page:
16
Author:
Terry Stone
Category:
Structures
Description:
Mistakes made in lighting the interior of buildings. Installing signs on the layout. The state of the 1:64 vehicles. Preparing figures before placing them on the layout.

Building S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-01/02
Page:
22
Author:
Terry Stone
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Building a smaller layout may require running shorter equipment. Tips on keeping equipment from rolling away. Adding figures to equipment, and what direction the engineer should be facing in steam and diesel locomotives.

Building S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-05/06
Page:
17
Author:
Terry Stone
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This last installment covers painting or apply different decals to cars, thoughts on kitbashing or scratchbuilding equipment and structures, and the variety of materials that are available today.

Building S Scale Roadrailers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #4 Fall
Page:
5
Author:
Stephen C. Butler
Category:
Freight Cars - Roadrailers
Description:
The author describes how he built an S-scale roadrailer following the instructions in an article in the July 1982 Model Railroader magazine. Includes two photos.

Building the CS&R

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
18
Author:
Chip Romig
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author's first S-scale layout (switching from HO-scale) represents an an independently-owned 1950s western bridge line that operates between the Rio Grande and the Union Pacific railroads. This article covers the method for building the benchwork, how the yards were handles, and choosing to use code 100 rail. A few under-construction photos accompany the article.

Building the Gilbert 'Radio' Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
23
Author:
Rich Dunlap
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author found a photo of the A.C. Gilbert Radio car, and describes how he built one.

Building the Mount Blue Models Cranberry Storage Barn

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how he turned this barn model into a harbor scene's fisherman's net shack, complete with suggested interior details.

Building the New BC&G Part One

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author describes tearing down his old layout, packing the various details, and introduces the new layout's design and his objectives.

Building the New BC&G Part Three

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
18
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
In this installment, the author starts building the Appalachian Mountain scenery on his new layout. He also describes his method of dealing with backdrops (only sky and clouds, thanks to the mountains).

Building the New BC&G Part Two

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
22
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This installment covers the benchwork, roadbed, track, and DCC.

Building the New Buffalo Creek & Gauley Part IV

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
28
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This final installment covers the "story line" of the layout and how he operates it. A little bit of prototype history is covered, including the lines' demise. On Brooks' layout, the line is doing well. He describes the car card routing system he uses, as well as the NCE DCC system he uses to run the trains. The locomotives are using the Soundtraxx Tsunami decoders.

Building the Timberline Miner's Union Hotel

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-02
Page:
66
Author:
Tom Troughton
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt the remote location's hotel next to his recently-completed mine. Includes lots of photos of the project.

Buildings

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
Modeling large buildings in S-scale using some HO-scale components that are suitable.

Bulkhead Flat And Frisco Plug Door Box Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
11
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
Two photos taken by the author of Stan Furmanak's scratchbuilt TTPX bulkhead flat car and a plug-door box car. Both were shown at the 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

C&NW Grain Covered Hoppers in S Scale

Magazine:
Chicago & North Western Historical Society Modeler Volume 10, #1
Page:
49
Author:
Dan Vandermause
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The article shows the various grain hopper cars that are available in S-scale, straight from the box.

Cab Ladders For Your American Models GG1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #1 February
Page:
11
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:
How to add ladders below the cab doors. Includes model photos and drawings.

Caboose Kitbash

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Michael Sulzbach
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
Using the American Models baywindow caboose, the author kitbashes it into a B&O I-17 model. Includes a parts list, construction photos, and detail diagrams.

Calabash Terminal Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #2 April
Page:
30
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Monte shares a few photos of an area of his modular layout that has recently received new scenery (an update to his October 2010 article in the Dispatch).

Canadian Prairies Module Part 2

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2009 Fall
Page:
17
Author:
Philippe Coquet
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
This installment covers painting and weathering the elevator, adding the logo, building the annex building, roof construction and weathering, modeling the terrain, laying track and ballasting, and making realistic vegetation. The module can be seen on the web.

Car Identification Idea

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Operations
Description:
Using paint markers to mark the axles of cars using the resistors' marking bands scheme to help identify the owner of the car. Useful in large group settings and during operating settings.

Cats, Flats and Locos

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-03/04
Page:
28
Author:
Chuck Ansell
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
The author describes how he detailed a D-8 and a D-6 crawler, and also covers the Rex 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 engines he has.

Central Jersey S Scalers 8th Annual Fall Get-Together

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The three-day show was held in November. The author covers all the activities during that time, with 60+ people attending. Includes a track plan of the modular layout's set-up at the show.

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

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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 1992 #4 August
Page:
18
Authors:
Roger W. Slack & Charles Bettinger
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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.

Changing Standards

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #1 Winter
Page:
2
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
After mentioning several other major changes in the model railroading industry, the author opines about the need for the S-scale community to adopt the new NASG S-scale standard.

Changing the Ends on a Perfectly Good Brass Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
Bill Lane
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
By changing the ends of a River Raisin Models X33a, the author produced an X32a.

Charles D. Sandersfeld 1934 - 1990

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #2 April
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The (uncredited) author shares his memories of Charlie, provides some insight into the man, and the article includes several photos.

Chattanooga Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A detailed report with plenty of photos of the 2012 NASG Convention. Also includes Jay Mellon's vendor report.

Chicago, Priceless & Denver RR

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
18
Author:
Rod Price
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his layout, which was open during the 2011 Fall S Fest. A track plan is included.

Chicagoland RPM Meet Gets a Taste of S Scale

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-12/01
Page:
44
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report on S-scale's presence at the 2017 Railroad Prototype Modelers in Lisle, Illinois (the meet is hosted by two "closet" S-scale modelers). Includes photos taken at the event.

Christmas and S Scale Trains... A Recipe for Happy Holiday Memories?

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-11/12
Page:
21
Author:
various authors
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Two authors share photos and a description of how S-scale trains are used at Christmas time.

Christmas at the Finger Lakes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
13
Author:
Preston E. Pierce
Category:
Museums
Description:
Planning and creating the S-scale Polar Express display layout for the holiday season at the Ontario County Historical Society in Canandaigua, New York.

Christmas Set Becomes Permanent Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
23
Author:
Robert Musca
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes how as a kid he could only have the AF layout out at Christmas time, and how that finally changed when he had space in his own house.

Chuck West's Layout

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
6
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Chuck lives close to the Des Plaines Hobbies store, through which he learned about S-scale, and has been in S ever since. Many of the local S-scale modelers now work on and run trains on Chuck's layout. Includes many photos of Chuck's layout, and a group photo of some of the guys working on the layout.

Cindy Chinn

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
37
Author:
Cindy Chinn
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author carves model train scenes out of common pencils! Includes many photos.

Circular Modular S Layout is a West Coast Ambassador at Shows

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #1 February
Page:
7
Author:
Art Knowles
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author takes his 10-foot diameter modular layout, built to NASG standards, to local train shows. It combines scale and A.F. Includes two photos of portions of the layout.

Circus Train Variation

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
25
Author:
John Eichmann
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author found a #643 circus flat car, and studies it a bit more. Includes several photos.

Civil War Rolling Stock

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #1 February
Page:
15
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The author describes how he converted some A.F. train sets' cars to be used for Civil War equipment. Includes several photos of completed models.

Clearing Up (We Hope!) That Coupon Confusion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #1 Winter
Page:
11
Author:
Walt Danylak
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Issues related to NASG membership renewals and discount coupons that will be offered by the NASG.

Cleveland Area Spring S Spree 2000 is Planned as a "Weekend Retreat"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Joshua Seltzer
Category:
Model Railroad Shows

Closing the Gap: Modifying Coupler Mounts

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2009 Fall
Page:
12
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Locomotives - FP7
Description:
The author shows how to modify the mounting plate for an FP-7 to allow for closing coupling. Also shown are how to make similar adjustments to passenger cars. Automatic uncoupling is still possible after the adjustments.

Coal Dealer Down by the Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
9
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a scale for the local coal retailer. Includes photos and scale drawings.

Coast to Coast in S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #4 August
Page:
12
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Many photographs of 9 different S-scale layouts.

Coffee with Bob Bubeck

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
7
Author:
Bob Bubeck
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his A.F. layouts and what he collects.

Coffee With Bob Hogan

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
31
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bob introduces himself, his switch from HO to S, and his view on the future of S.

Coffee With Bob Wilson

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
47
Author:
Bob Wilson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author introduces himself, and his scale 27'x35' layout.

Coffee with Brooks Stover

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
46
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author describes his layout, and then shares his philosophy about S-scale and how to continue to grow the scale.

Coffee With Dan Olson

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-09/10
Page:
37
Author:
Dan Olson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author was a collector of post-war A.F. items.

Coffee with Dave Blum

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
6
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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.

Coffee with Don Rosa

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
6
Author:
Don Rosa
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author describes the new layout he is planning on building in some dedicated space. He is an American Flyer collector, as well as an A.C. Gilbert toy collector, so a space for the layout and his collections are planned.

Coffee With Don Thompson

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
19
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Don Thompson is the co-owner of S-Helper Service. He describes his home layout, but progress on it stopped when he started the company in 1989.

Coffee with John Nosari

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-11/12
Page:
7
Author:
John Nosari
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author describes how he got into S, his AF-based S layout, his O-scale layout, and how, even though he has both, he prefers S-scale.

Coffee With Tom Foley

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-07/08
Page:
45
Author:
Tom Foley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author introduces himself, and his 2-1/2'x10' switching layout.

Coil Cars and a Cushion Coupler

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #3 June
Page:
23
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Freight Cars - Coil
Description:
Photos and information about Jerry Schnur's scratchbuilt coil car, and the extended, cushion coupler he had installed on his PRS box car.

Collecting 'S' Scale Brass

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
34
Author:
John Craft
Category:
Collecting
Description:
People who collect brass model may not be model railroaders. The article also covers why brass is sought after, what to collect, how to purchase and protect the collection.

Collecting AF Via Train Lists

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
22
Author:
Ron Kolb
Category:
Collecting
Description:
This article describes the author's recommended approach to starting to collect American Flyer items.

Colorful Cabs for your S Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-07/08
Page:
18
Author:
Guy Martin
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
The author describes how he repainted and applied decals to transform a 1960 Chevrolet made by Racing Champions into a typical cab. Includes several model photos.

Colorful Choices in New SHS Rolling Stock

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
21
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The author describes a good number of new S-Helper Service's freight cars that are available.

Command Control in S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This is an in-depth article describing what command control is, which the major systems are on the market at the time of the writing, how these systems works, and how to wire them to your layout.

Compact End Modules

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

Complete Listing of All Hartoy AHL 1:64-scale Trucks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
Mac McGrath
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
All known Hartoy American Highway Legends trucks are listed.

Complete Text of the Convention Brochure

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1981 #6 November
Page:
10
Author:
Lee McCarty
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The full brochure text of the Cuyahoga Valley "S" Gauge Association's invitation to the 1982 NASG Convention.

Conductor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
Changes to web site addresses, the inclusion of the Dispatch advertisers listing on the "S Resources" page of the NASG web site, and the new feature of additional pages to the Dispatch issue when you download the PDF version, starting this this issue.

Conductor's Clipboard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
38
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Layout Detailing
Description:
Consider putting figures in your locomotives and automobiles on your layout. Put trains on empty tracks when composing a photo for the Dispatch. Starting the Scratchbuilding 101 column.

Conductor's Clipboard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
What is the connection between the holidays and trains? Turkeys in the town where the editor lived (continued on page 5, "Turkeys by Train"). Info about booster ads.

Conductor's Clipboard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
Some more follow-up information about poultry cars covered in the previous issue.

Conductor's Clipboard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The editor asks for photos for next year's Christmas edition, lists previous survey results, and mentions the various services the Dispatch offers to NASG members and clubs.

Confessions of a Modular Group Part III

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-07/08
Page:
33
Author:
Tom Hartrum
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Internal issues related to the track used on the modules are covered, including adding a third line with no turnouts. They had many electrical problems with their layout. Module legs are discussed, as well as the addition of a trailer.

Connecticut S Gaugers at Chesthire High School

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
33
Author:
Dick Kramer
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A brief description and several photos taken at the Cheshire High School Ram Bank Parents Association train show, where the club set up their layout.

Conrail Colors

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
28
Author:
Geoffrey M. Graeber, MD
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
This article covers lots of prototype information about Conrail diesels, to help the author figure out how to properly paint and decorate the GP30 brass models his company imported.

Construction of the South Jersey S Gaugers Portable Layouts

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-10/11
Page:
26
Author:
Michael McConnell
Category:
Modules
Description:
This article covers the construction of the club's second modular layout, but starts off with the lessons learned from the first one. Includes many construction photos, and a photo of each module as completed. There is also a collection of links to YouTube videos featuring the layout (old and new).

Contacting the NASG

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
6
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Information about how to contact the NASG leadership via the NASG web site, and a note about which photos are still missing from the Product Gallery. (related web page)

Contacting the Webmaster

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
6
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Various ways of contacting the webmaster of, and submitting potential content for, the NASG web site.

Contest Results

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #3 Summer
Page:
8
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing and some photos of all the contest winners at the 1985 NASG Convention.

Contest Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Page:
7
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and a brief description of the models at the 1994 NASG Convention.

Contest Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of some of the contest-winning models.

Contest Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #5 October
Page:
17
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Bob shows photos of the models that won contests at the 2009 NASG Convention.

Contest Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #5 October
Page:
21
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of the contest winners' models at the 2010 NASG Convention.

Convention Best of Show

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of all the winners in the various model contests at the 2007 NASG Convention. A photo of Simon Parent and his best-of-show engine are included.

Convention Cars Announced

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
21
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The 2017 NASG Convention Cars are announced, and shown in photos.

Convention Outlook

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #4 Fall
Page:
5
Authors:
Elaine Powell & Sam Powell
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Some quick notes about the 1984 NASG Convention, include contest winners.

Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #5 October
Page:
8
Authors:
Jeff Madden & Jay Mellon
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The 2011 NASG Convention was held in conjunction with the 2011 NMRA Convention and NTS Train Show in Sacramento, California. Includes photos of layouts, attendees, contest models, etc.

Conventions - 1994

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Buyers' Guide 1994-10
Page:
23
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the 1994 NMRA convention, the 1994 NASG Convention, and the 1994 National Narrow Gauge Convention. Several photos are included, including the contest winners in the NASG Convention.

Convert a Lionel Flat to S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
24
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
The author describes how he converted a Lionel O-scale UP 9020 yellow flat car to S-scale.

Convert Atlas HO Scale Customline Switches to S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #2 April
Page:
26
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Track
Description:
The author describes his process of taking Atlas HO-scale commercial turnouts and converting them to work in S-scale.

Converting a Flyer Gondola to Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
24
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
One of the two types of gondolas designed by the USRA during WWI was modeled by the author using two damaged A.F. gondolas. Includes several model photos.

Converting AF Flat Cars to Scale

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
36
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
The author describes how he found and converted several A.F. flat cars into scale models. Includes photos of some of the under-construction and completed models.

Converting an Old S Gauge 2-bay Hopper into an Ice Breaker Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
8
Author:
Ray Garbee
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
The author describes how he added a structure to an American Flyer hopper car to model this car. Construction photos are included.

Corner Module

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Freight Car Loads
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.

Corner Module Design

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Denis Fortier
Category:
Modules
Description:
Simon Parent and the author built three modules to compose a corner module that has a lot of interesting track work on it. He describes how they designed and built them. The article includes a track plan and several photos.

Coupler Upgrade

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September
Page:
9
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Couplers
Description:
The author shares a couple of examples of upgrading older S-scale models with Kadee couplers.

Couplers and the "Pogo Stick" Effect

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
42
Author:
Michael Fox
Category:
Couplers
Description:
The author describes the various tests he and other members of his club did to reduce the pogo-stick effect of the traditional S-scale couplers. He shared the successful replacement/improvement of the springs.

Couplers for Operational Reliability

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-06
Page:
86
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Couplers
Description:
The author shares his thoughts on having a trouble-free operating session on your layout, focusing on couplers, uncoupling magnets, and his operating scheme.

Craig Wright's Cumbres & Toltec Western

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-02/03
Page:
29
Author:
Craig Wright
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes how he switched to Sn3, built his 18'x30' layout, set in Chama, NM in the fall of 1950. Includes lots of photos.

Create a Black Widow FP-7 in S Scale

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-11/12
Page:
25
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Locomotives - FP7
Description:
After an introduction to the prototype series, the author describes how he built his model from a stock American Models FP7 model.

Creating a 3-bay PS-2 Hopper

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
16
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author shows how he cut up 2 or 3 S-Helper Service PS-2 hoppers to build this model.

Creating a 72-foot Circus Stock Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
18
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
The author kitbashed two Scenery Unlimited 40-foot circus stock cars into this model.

Creating a Southern Streamline Passenger Set

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
28
Author:
Wayne Beachy
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
The author describes how he collected, repainted, and created the Southern passenger cars with the 1960s paint scheme. Includes black-n-white photos of his completed models.

Crescent City S Gaugers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
9
Author:
various authors
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A one-page photo essay of the New Orleans group's layout set up at the 2015 NASG Convention.

CSX Combining Objectives

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
18
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The extended-height, coke-carrying, modernday hopper covered in the article started with an S Scale America H39 hopper. Includes construction and final photos.

Cumbres Depot

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-08
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt this D&RGW depot, including how to make a mold and cast roof braces.

Custom Painting Makes an Unusual UP Northern

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-05/06
Page:
24
Author:
Chris Monje
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
A brief note about repainting an AF 4-8-4 to Union Pacific Northern gray with Armour yellow trim. Also mentioned is the conversion to straight DC. Includes two photos.

Cuyahoga Valley 9004 Coil Gondola

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
This article describes how the author took a gondola and added the Mainstreeter Trains corrugated add-on panels to create a different-looking gondola. He super-details the model and describes how he added the coil steel loads. Includes construction and final-model photos.

Cuyahoga Valley's Track Joints for Portable Hi-rail Layout Sections

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #4 Fall
Page:
4
Category:
Track
Description:
Information about how the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers achieved their smooth track-running on their club layout at the 1986 NASG Convention.

D&RGW Class 8-33 0-6-0

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
26
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
James "Rusty" Rustermier of San Jose, California built the S-scale model of D&RGW #51 from brass, silver and 303 stainless steel. The frame was machined from solid brass stock, and the boiler began as a solid round piece, turned down to size, then bored out. Includes one photo of the finished model.

D&RGW Narrow-Gauge Stock Cars

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
11
Author:
Don Stewart
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
This article provides the extensive historical research the author has done on these cars. Drawings of the various lettering schemes are includes, as well as several prototype photos. The article concludes by briefly listing the S-scale models that are available to model these cars.

D&RGW SD-50 #5517

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
17
Author:
Michael Elkin
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author describes how he super-detailed the S-scale OMI model. Includes some prototype photos, many close-up model photos, and a parts list.

Dad's Dream

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
18
Author:
Rich Cannistra
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his seasonal layout set up on six 4'x8' sheets of plywood. It is an AF- and Plasticville-based layout. Includes several photos of the layout.

Dave Blum

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
10
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author reports on which NASG A.F. Commemorative Cars are still available.

Dave Blum Says...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #3 June
Page:
11
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author makes the plea for people to purchase the A.F. Commemorative cars sold by the NASG.

Dave Butterfield's SP Locomotives

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
Gil Hulin
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
Dave Butterfield has built several fairly accurate SP engines from American Flyer parts, and some scratchbuilding, of course.

Dayton Freight Motor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1982 #5 May
Page:
4
Author:
Martin K. Van Horn
Category:
Locomotives - Gas Electric
Description:
This article covers the completion of a Dayton freight motor car (interurban/Doodlebug). Includes diagrams.

Dayton S-Spree 2012

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #3 June
Page:
27
Author:
Tom Hartrum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the 2012 Spring S Spree.

DC on a Shoe-string

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Electronics
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.

DCC Decoders

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
14
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Electronics
Description:
How to determine wheel-slip current draw and stall current, so that you can find the appropriate DCC decoder, is described in this article.

DCC Installation of a Smoke Unit and Lighting in an American Models Wood-sided Caboose

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #6 December
Page:
11
Author:
Al Castellani
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
This brief article describes the process the author went through and includes several construction photos.

De-railing Hi-Rail Derailments

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #1 February
Page:
19
Author:
Skip Readio
Category:
Couplers
Description:
How to fix hi-rail couplers on S-Helper Service passenger cars catching on turnout frogs. Adjusting Kadee couplers' support arms.

Dear S-Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1981 #6 November
Page:
6
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
A letter-to-the-editor explains the situation about getting ALCO Models to produce an S-scale brass NYC Niagara.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #2 April
Page:
24
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The letter the author wrote to the owner of Microscale Decals is reprinted.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #3 June
Page:
6
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
A collection of new decals announced from various manufacturers.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
New releases of decals in S-scale.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #1 January
Page:
16
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The author introduces S-scale decals by Microscale, John Hall Decals, River Raisin, and S Designs.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #5 October
Page:
17
Author:
Jon Firpach
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The author takes over the column, and reports on new decals available from Microscale and S Designs. He also provides some decal-application tips.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #1 February
Page:
24
Author:
Jon Firpach
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
New decals released by S Designs.

December Issue Questionnaire Response

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #2 April
Page:
27
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Summary of the responses received to the most-recent questionnaire.

Denis Fortier's Canadian S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
Denis Fortier
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A brief introduction to Denis and his layouts. Photos include those of the layouts he has built, as well as track plans for each. Also includes photos of models he has custom painted for his fictitious layout.

Denver Zephyr '97

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #2 April
Page:
8
Authors:
Glenn Sponholtz & Karl Sellers
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Prototype railroading in the Denver area when on the way to and from the 1997 NASG Convention.

Denver Zephyr '97

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Jerry Porter
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of clinics and local layouts open at the 1997 NASG Convention.

Denver Zephyr '97 Convention Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Some more updates about the 1997 NASG Convention.

Denver Zephyr 1997

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #6 December
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A preview of the 1997 NASG Convention to be held in Denver, Colorado.

Depots by John Garage/Trackside MOW Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures - Homes
Description:
A product review of the construction of this kit. Includes a couple of photos.

Des Plaines Hobbies Open House for S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
16
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:
As part of the O Scale National convention near Chicago, and Mike Calvert of Gilmaur Models in the United Kingdom being there, Des Plaines Hobbies held an open house to give S-scale modelers who attended a chance to see the U18b pilot model in person. Photos are included with the article.

Detail The Tail

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
36
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author describes how to super-detail the back end of an F-unit locomotive, a section that is often overlooked. Includes a photo, drawings, and a parts list.

Detailing a Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
9
Author:
Pieter Roos
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author reviews the S-Helper Service single-sheathed box car, and offers suggestions for how to improve it even more. He discusses ways to improve the center and side sills, the brake components (depending on era modeled), the grab irons next to the coupler pockets, the changing to a vertical brake wheel (which requires additional parts), and adding cut levers. Several photos are included of project cars.

Detailing a Commercial Turnout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2012-01/02
Page:
15
Author:
Joe Giannovario
Category:
Track
Description:
The author, who predominantly models in O-scale, describes how he super-detailed an S-scale Shinohara sold by Scenery Unlimited. Includes lots of close-up photos.

Detailing a Pullman Underbody

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-09/10
Page:
16
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author describes how he details the underbody of the NASG passenger cars, manufactured by American Models.

Detailing a Putt Trains Diesel Switcher

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #1 February
Page:
16
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author describes his building this small, unpowered industrial switcher, with a battery powering the LED headlights. It would be great in a train or as a scenic element.

Detailing a Wood Reefer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
23
Author:
Pieter Roos
Category:
Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars
Description:
After describing the prototype companies that transported fruit, and their cars, the author describes the changes he made to his S-Helper Services reefers to make them even more detailed. Includes photos of his models, both finished and under construction. Additional prototype and references information is found on page 33 of this issue (digital version only).

Detailing American Model's Passenger-Car Trucks

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
25
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author describes how he super-details the rather bland American Models passenger car trucks. Includes a diagrams, a couple of model photos, and a parts list.

Detailing an American Models GP35

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
11
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Locomotives - GP35
Description:
The author starts off with an American Models GP9 chassis and a GP35 shell, to build a model representing the B&O GP35. Many close-up construction photos are shown, including the final result.

Detailing The American Models Twin Hopper

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #2 Spring
Page:
8
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The American Models 1985 new hopper is based on a Unicast 55-ton outside-braced two-bay hopper. The author describes optional steps the modeler can take to make the model more detailed, covering grab irons, steps, couplers, brake details, cross-braces support, hopper door hardware, ladders, interior braces, glad hands, and painting the model.

Detailing The American Models Twin Hopper Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #3 Summer
Page:
8
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The drawings of the car shown in the previous Dispatch were too small to be of any use, so this issue devotes two full pages to those drawings.

Detailing the Hartoy Trucks Part II

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Buyers' Guide 1994-01
Page:
11
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
This installment covers adding details such as exhaust and connections for the trailer. Includes several model photos.

Detailing the Pacrail Northern Pacific Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #3 May
Page:
16
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author describes how he super-detailed the Pacific Rail Shops' 50-foot NP box car.

Details Make the Difference

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #3 May
Page:
10
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
Taking two American Models box cars, Jon Firpach has done a lot of detailing to them so that you can't tell that they started life as the same models. Includes many close-up photos showing the details added.

Details, Details, Details

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #3 Summer
Page:
5
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
Building a small hand pump for a water well from scratch. An isometric drawing for three different types are shown in the article.

Details, Details, Details

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #4 Fall
Page:
4
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Category:
Structures - Homes
Description:
Suggestions for modeling a company-owned set of row houses at the back of the layout, which don't take up much layout real estate but can still be a haven many creative details.

Details, Details, Details

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #1 Winter
Page:
8
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
Adding small signs to your layout that indicate local names that non-railroading visitors may recognize when they come to visit.

Details, Details, Details

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #3 Summer
Page:
3
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
How to build a three-raised-panel door with a two-pane window.

Details, Details, Details

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #4 Fall
Page:
6
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
Suggestions of several small additions that can be made to an existing structure or kit that make them unique or more interesting.

Details, Details, Details

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #2 Spring
Page:
6
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Category:
Scenery - People & Animals
Description:
S-scale doesn't have many figures (at the time of this writing) and especially missing are children.

Details, Details, Details

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #4 Fall
Page:
21
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Using a photo-copier and acetate plastic to make custom windows.

Developing an Industrial Scene... Plastic Pellet Storage Part 2

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
24
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the tanks and the legs. Shows lots of close-up details of the construction process.

Developing an Industrial Scene... Plastic Pellet Storage Part 3

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-02/03
Page:
12
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
This installment covers the construction of the storage tanks, the silos, and their detailing. Includes prototype and lots of construction photos.

Dick Kramer Membership Chair

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
23
Author:
Dick Kramer
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author introduces himself. Includes two photos of him.

Did We Forget Something?

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
5
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author's vision of the future with regard to S hasn't come true, yet.

Die Modelleisenbahnanlage

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-07/08
Page:
26
Author:
various authors
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The toy museum in Nuremberg, Germany hosts a huge S-scale layout. The 325sqft layout was built between 1950 and 1974 by Dr. Wolfram Bismarck in his spare time, most of it scratchbuilt. The Union Pacific-based layout depicts the Nebraska/Iowa junction on the west bank of the Missouri River. Includes many photos, and a track plan of this rectangularly-shaped layout.

Die-cast steam locomotive kits: S scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1976-11
Page:
100
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The Rex Models' 0-6-0 is a freelance job that looks like a shortened version of the Pennsy B6sa, the only non-Belpaire firebox loco built at Altoona after 1900. The 2-6-0 is very similar but with a pilot instead of footboards, a flared smokestack, a longer smokebox, and a square tender. The only complaint the author had was that the wheels on the 0-4-0 are slightly out of round, which results in a slight wobble as the engine runs.

Diesel Detailing Part 1

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
This installment covers using B.T.S. detailing parts to super-detail the pilot of an American Models GP9. Includes one prototype photo.

Disaster Strikes Popular St. Louis Christmas Display Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #1 January
Page:
15
Authors:
Moe Berk & Gerry Evans
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The American Flyer S-Gaugers of the St. Louis Area-built layout at the St. Louis Famous-Barr department store was drenched in water due to a frozen pipe breakage.

Dispatch at the 1997 National Model and Hobby Show

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports S-scale models shown at the National Model and Hobby Show in Chicago, Illinois.

Displaying S Gauge

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

Dixie Union Station Expands Inventory to Carry S Gauge Trains

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
4
Author:
Ray Garbee
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:
The store primarily carries HO- and O-scale, but has recently added about 10 feet of shelf space for S-scale products, such as MTH, Lionel, GarGraves, Artistta, and more.

Dody Stevens' Awarding Winning Modules

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Paul Inman
Category:
Modules
Description:
Photos and a brief description of NASG membership secretary, Dody Stevens' two modules.

Doing an American Models E8A in CP Rail

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #3 June
Page:
11
Author:
Ken Garber
Category:
Locomotives - E8/9
Description:
A brief description of how the author painted and lettered the model. Includes one photo.

Don't Let It Stump You!

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
29
Author:
David Spence
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
The author's company, Master Creations, sells metal stumps. This article covers how to make those stumps look like real wood.

Donors Make an Early Christmas

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
13
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Three people won items donated by the manufacturers at the 2017 NASG Convention.

Dots and Dashes

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-06
Page:
58
Author:
Trevor Marshall
Category:
Signaling
Description:
Building an actual telegraph for a model railroad to enhance operations of the layout.

Drawings for American Models Twin Hopper

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #2 Spring
Page:
5
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
Various small drawings of the car.

Duluth 2010 Convention Roundup

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-09/10
Page:
5
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A couple of small photos and a listing of the contest winners.

Easiville Shortline RR

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Paul Raham
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
A track plan design idea for a 4'x8' layout using AF-compatible track.

East Broad Top Underway

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #3 June
Page:
2
Author:
Keith Thompson
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
Some Sn3 track plan ideas.

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2009 Fall
Page:
24
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Category:
Modules
Description:
Gary is recycling a set of modules he has used for various layouts in other scales into an S-scale layout. This month's column also has some very nice comments about my model railroad web site! He also encourages us to think about modeling a Santa Claus train on our layouts during the holidays.

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Fall
Page:
24
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author mentions the S-scale activities and models at the 2010 Narrow Gauge Convention, and covers the start of a Ohio River & Western locomotive using a Railmaster Exports Sn3 2-8-0 kit. Includes several construction photos.

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Spring
Page:
25
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Quite a bit of S-scale available at the Mid West Narrow Gauge Show/Mini-Bunch meet held earlier in 2010 in Canfield, Ohio. The Sn2 "Free-Mo" layout by the Sn2 Crew, of which Gary is a member, had a 23'x40' layout set up. Also, the Pittsburgh S Gaugers (of which Gary is also a member) had their layout set up at two Greenberg shows. Photos appear on page 31 of the issue.

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Winter
Page:
24
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Dealing with lesser-known railroads leaves gaps in one's research, which the author covers in this article describing his coal mine structure.

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2011 Spring
Page:
24
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Category:
Railroading Stories
Description:
The author shares his approach for running SD45 locomotives in a coal train over a hill, with pushers. He also updates the reader on which modeling projects he has been involved in. Includes a photo of the Sn2 Crew modular (Free-mo) layout set up at a recent show.

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Fall
Page:
20
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Gary reports on what he saw at the Northern Ohio S Scalers' meet, which included vendors, clinics, and displayed models.

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
24
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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).

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Summer
Page:
23
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author talks about what he has been working on with regard to his Sn2 modules, and what he has been working on next for the modules: the Kennebec Central Coal Dock.

Eastern Junction

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
23
Author:
Gary Carmichael
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author reviews the Sn2 Crew's attendance of the 2012 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Randolph, Maine. It includes a review of the changes the group introduced on their layout at this show.

Easy See-through Roofwalks

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
8
Author:
John W. Pratt
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
This article covers how to replace the American Models' roofwalk on a box car with an O-scale one made by Quality Craft Models. Includes construction photos.

Easy to Build Turntable

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
5
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
After describing the history and fundamentals of prototype turntables, the author describes in step-by-step instructions how to build a turntable. Includes prototype photos, construction diagrams, construction photos, and a materials list. More photos can be found on page 33 of this PDF version of this issue.

Easy Tracklaying

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #2 June
Page:
6
Author:
Charlie Sandersfeld
Category:
Track
Description:
The author describes how his group (the S Team) of modelers lay their track quickly.

Ed Cooper's Flyer Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
8
Author:
Ed Cooper
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author shares his history in the hobby, and describes his reasoning behind building the A.F.-based layout he has. The layout has lots of items on it. Includes several layout photos, as well as a track plan.

Editorial

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #4 Fall
Page:
2
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Dick starts off as the editor of this Dispatch with this issue.

Editorial

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #1 March
Page:
22
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author lists things he would like see manufacturers produce in S-scale.

Editorial

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #3 August
Page:
4
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
A photo tour to Spokane, WA, and this is the first Dispatch issue with a theme: tracklaying.

Editorial

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #5 December
Page:
20
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
Dick describes his transition from A.F. to scale. His request is for more A.F.-related materials to be published in the Dispatch.

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #1 Winter
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Attending NASG Conventions, as told from a woman's perspective, and how can Conventions be held so as to reduce the costs to those attending them?

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #3 Summer
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
Purpose behind the included survey.

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #1 Winter
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Why would a club want to organize and host an NASG Convention or other major event?

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #4 Fall
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Elaine reports the results of the 1983 NASG Dispatch survey.

Election Results

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September
Page:
7
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Photos and a brief description of each of the 5 people that were elected for this year's NASG BOT election.

Electric Substation Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #1 March
Page:
18
Author:
Steven Myers
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
After a foreword by Bob Jackson about how substations work, the author introduces this three-part article, describes the model he built (and for which he won an award at the 1986 NASG Convention), and provides a parts list.

Electric Substation Part 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #2 June
Page:
19
Author:
Steven Myers
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
In this installment the construction commences. Includes many construction diagrams.

Electric Substation Part 3

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #3 August
Page:
24
Author:
Steven Myers
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The series concludes with the construction of the many details that need to be added to building. Includes construction diagrams, and close-up photos, as well as a parts list.

Electro-Motive FTs

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
2
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
After a brief history of the FT locomotives, the author continues by covering the River Raisin's brass FT models. Includes model and prototype photos, and a table for which railroads to use the parts that come with the model.

EMD's SW-1 Switch Engine

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
28
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
After a brief prototype description of this engine, the author goes into the kit construction manufactured by Locomotive Workshop. Includes model and construction photos, and several scaled drawings of the model.

End of the Line

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
John Bortz passed away on September 14, 2013 at the age of 94. Includes two photos of him.

End of the Line

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #4 July
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Reporting about Lee Johnson and Thorin Marty passing away.

End of the Line

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Sam Powell and Jim Lyle have passed away.

End of the Line

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
30
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Remembering Wally Collins, one of S-scale's pioneers.

End of the Line

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
23
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Glenn Miller passed away.

End of the Line

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
David Daniels and Tom Riddle pass away.

End of the Line

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Noted are the passing of David Felmley and David Tanner.

End of the Line

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September
Page:
38
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Well-known S-scale modeler Bill Fraley passes away.

End of the Line

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Harry Shade Kidd, Jr. passed away.

Engine Terminal Wiring

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #4 Fall
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Breaking a storage yard into small blocks allows the controlled movement of just one engine in the yard, without the others moving as well.

Engineer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #2 April
Page:
6
Author:
Ed Davis, Sr.
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author shares his history in the hobby. He is a real-world train engineer. In addition to A.F. collecting, he also scratchbuilt NYC transit equipment. A track plan of his 11'x17' layout is included, as well as several photos, including ones of his scratchbuilt cars.

Engineering Department

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Fall
Page:
11
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
In trying to assure that your equipment stays on the track, this article covers trackwork, dirt, and center of gravity. Includes an explanation and diagram for the three-point suspension system recommended for cars.

Engineering Department

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Spring
Page:
9
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
Information about how to super-detail your turnout using parts appropriate for S-scale. Includes many close-up photos.

Engineering Department

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Winter
Page:
11
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
The author covers rock-vs-nut ballast types, when to apply ballast, and how to apply rock ballast.

Engineering Department

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2011 Spring
Page:
10
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
Using bridge components from O- or HO-scale works just fine on S-scale, because most are scale-indifferent. A few kits are mentioned in the article. Several model photos of bridges on the author's layout are included.

Engineering Department

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Fall
Page:
9
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Slowly replacing solenoid switch machines with either Blue Points or Tortoise ones. Additional layout progress.

Engineering Department

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
9
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author describes how he made a section of his layout such that it could be tilted up so that he could get to the wires and electronics under the layout.

Engineering Department

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Summer
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Operations
Description:
The author describes the things he has to do to get ready for his monthly operating sessions.

Engineering Department

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
9
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
The author describes how he installed the Blue Point and Tortoise switch machines. Includes many tips that make the process go much smoother.

Engines of American Flyer The S-8 Baldwin Switcher

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1982 #6 Fall
Page:
10
Author:
Roger Ingbretsen
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
After describing the history of the prototype engine, the author reviewed the A.F. version.

Entering Model Contests

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes how to prepare a model to be entered for a contest (specifically the annual NASG Convention contests).

Ernie Horr Tackles a 50 foot FMC Covered Hopper

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Ernie Horr
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
Starting off with a Pacific Rail Shops ACF 3-bay hopper, the author builds the 50' FMC grain hopper. Includes a couple of photos and lots of design diagrams, as well as a parts list.

Erv Rahr's Layout Plan

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
24
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
Erv Rahr sent in his proposed track plan, and Jeff offers his design ideas to improve the plan.

Evolution of an AF Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
32
Author:
Dick Powers
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his involvement with American Flyer trains, and what he is doing today.

Evolution of the scale AF Challenger

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Clark
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author interviews Remy Convey, product manager at Lionel.

Executive Transport for the A.C. Gilbert Company

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
38
Author:
John Bell
Category:
Airplanes
Description:
The article covers how to scratchbuild an S-scale DC-3. Includes a photo of the model and drawings for the various parts.

Extra 2011 West

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Detailed information about the 2011 NASG Convention later in the year.

Extra 2011 West

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #2 April
Page:
8
Authors:
Ed Loizeaux & Lee Johnson
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Information about the upcoming 2011 NASG Convention, which is a joint-NMRA convention.

Fairbanks-Morse Milwaukee Road H-10-44

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-08/09
Page:
11
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
A brief article with photos showing the Smoky Mountain Model Works' FM kit before and after the build.

Fall 'S' Fest Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The 37th annual Fall S Fest was held in the Milwaukee area and hosted by the Badgerland S Gaugers, with about 400-500 people attending. The show report includes photos taken at the event.

Fall S Fest

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
8
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report of the 2016 show in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, with lots of photos.

Fall S Fest 2004

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report of the 29th annual Fall S Fest hosted by the Badgerland S Gaugers in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area.

Fall S Fest 2011 St. Louis MO

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #6 December
Page:
27
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the activities of this event.

Fall S Fest Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1981 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Report of the CASG-BSG Fall S Fest held near Chicago.

Fall S Fest Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A brief review of the show and some photos.

Fall S Fest Report - 2010

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and a review of the 2010 Fall S Fest in Tinley Park.

Fall S Fest... Records Broken; Founders Honored

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
11
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report on the show held in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Includes a number of photos of people attending the event.

Fall S Fest: Just for the Fun of It

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
20
Author:
Charley Taylor
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The 2007 Fall S Fest in St. Louis had over 600 attendees and 250 trading tables. There were three local A.F. clubs set-up with their layouts. Includes photos of the newest River Raisin items and people in attendance.

Fall S Happenings

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A brief report on the 2008 Fall S Fest with a couple of photos. Also covered is the Indianapolis S Show.

Famous AF Passenger Cars

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-07/08
Page:
16
Author:
Carl Byron
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
After a brief introduction to the Osgood Bradley coaches (85-foot long, lightweight design), the author describes the A.C. Gilbert AF models of same (which were only 53 scale feet in length).

Fighting Fatigue in Woburn

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #3 Summer
Page:
13
Author:
David Bredemeier
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Having just joined the Bristol S Gauge Railroaders club, the author describes his experience being part of the hosting club of an NASG Convention.

Finding That Perfect Track Plan

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Gary McCullah
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author describes unfolding some basic rectangular track plans to create walk-in layouts.

Finishing the Don Winterís Railgon Kit

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-04/05
Page:
9
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
The author completes his Don Winter project gondola by painting it and applying decals to it. The remainder of the article is about the loads that are reasonable for this kind of a car.

Finishing the Frenda

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-10
Page:
84
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
This installment finalizes the structure, by building two buildings that sit on top of the structure built in the previous month's issue.

Finishing Touches

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
20
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
This article covers some of the new (in 1990) decals, and how the author decorated the American Models D&RGW GP9 (includes a photo).

Finishing Touches

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
2
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The author describes how he simulates stainless steel paint finishes on a model, and how to deal with masking. The model photo shows an Omnicon RDC-3.

Finishing Up Projects

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
23
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author describes how he completed a Mullet River S-scale caboose project, including adding details that are not included in the kit. The second project he completed is an F&C 4-bay "Dunmore" hopper resin kit. This project involved dealing with weaknesses in the aging resin kit, and installing Morton roof walks. He completed the model by painting it and lettering it for the NKP.

Finistere

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
21
Author:
Kelvin White
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The article covers the author's sectional Canadian National exhibition layout. The model represents an extension of the Caraquet & Gulf Shore lines on the Acadian Peninsular in New Brunswick, Canada, set in 1968 to 1972. The article includes a track plan and many photos of the layout.

First Dayton Area S Spree A Success!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and a recap of the first S Spree organized by Miami Valley S Gaugers of Dayton, Ohio.

First Michigan Spree a Success

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Report about the show.

Five S Pennsy Cabooses for Little Time and Not Much Money

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-03/04
Page:
25
Author:
Bruce Pemberton
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author takes several junk American Flyer and Lionel cabooses and turns them into reasonable models. Includes photos of the finished models.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This is the first of the author's columns about running and fixing American Flyer trains. In this column he introduces himself and his history of model railroading. He shares a tip for how to remove the AF floors from the cars' body, including the action caboose.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column focuses on trucks and their wheels.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column continues to deal with improving A.F. trucks.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author describes the Christmas train set up he builds and uses every year, which includes elevated sections.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
In this column, the author covers how to deal with loose A.F. steam wheels as they age. It also deals with gauging the wheels as well as quartering them.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author covers repairing motors in A.F. steam locomotives.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column focuses on the A.C. Gilbert track, and how to get good performance out of it.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
24
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
Continuing with the track theme from the previous issue, this column makes suggestions for improved running around the Christmas tree. Includes several Christmas set-up photos by Mike Wright.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author describes the various A.F. steam locomotives that were produced.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
How to identify smoke-in-tender models and how to fix them.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
New books and reference material to help anyone wanting to repair A.F. products.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column starts a series on A.F. turnouts. It covers A.F. #720.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column continues the series on A.F. turnouts.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
What tools are required to be able to fix A.F. items?

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
What to look for before buying a "bargain" at a train show.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
What to look for before buying a "bargain" at a train show.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
How to prepare your AF trains for the Christmas display layout around the Christmas tree.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author gives the top-ten reasons why you're having trouble keeping your engines on the track.

Flagstop Station

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author describes how he built the Flagstop Station kit (#562) from the Laser-Art Structures Division of Branchline Trains. Includes several photos of the completed model.

Flat Car Loads

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
33
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
Using the HO-scale Tichy Train Group kit #3056 Cement Pipe Flat Car Load on an S-scale car.

Flat Car Loads Part I

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
32
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
This installment covers how to model a load-that-was, i.e. what remains after a load has been recently removed from the car.

Flat Car Loads Part II

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
Covered machinery loads from Stewart Locomotive Works.

Flat Car Loads Part III

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
This article is also a product review of the Building & Structure company's laser-cut low-profile crate used as a flat car load.

Flyer Fest West 14

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
24
Author:
Paul Guaraglia
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report and photos of the event held in San Mateo, CA. Includes several photos.

Flyer Fest West 2007

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
20
Author:
Bob Bubeck
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the activities at the eight annual Flyer Fest West held by the Sacramento Valley American Flyer Club May 4-6 in Elk Grove, California.

Flyer Fest West 2017

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
25
Author:
Paul Guaraglia
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A description of the upcoming event hosted by the Golden Gate American Flyer Club, which includes the two Lionel tank cars they are offering.

Flyer Fest West IV

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #3 June
Page:
33
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A behind-the-scenes review of the show held in 2003.

Flyer Modules Win Award at Milwaukee Trainfest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #6 December
Page:
15
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Ron Schlicht and Jim Starosta, members of the Badgerland S Gaugers received the award for their 6 American Flyer straight modules at the 1998 Trainfest.

Flyer Toy Train Museum

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-05/06
Page:
32
Author:
Mike McConnell
Category:
Museums
Description:
This 16'x24' layout has A.F. track and runs A.F., SHS, and AM products. In addition to being a museum, it also holds South Jersey S Gaugers club meetings there.

FlyerFest 2001-2002

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
After a brief introduction to this informal event, the author describes what happened at Phil Moser's home with nearly 950 feet of AF track laid down. Includes a couple of photos taken at the event, as well as a rough track plan spanning almost the entire house.

Foam Ballast

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

Foamcore Buildings

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1990-10/11
Page:
34
Author:
Jerry Boudreaux
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Using this shortcut to quickly get some buildings on to the layout, using photocopies attached to the foamcore to represent windows, doors, and even siding materials.

Focal Point: 'Rumansoda' on the Minnesota Heartland

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
34
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author tells about how he designed his layout to have several railfanning spots on it to remember the real-world railfanning he gets to do.

Folding Legs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
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.

Forty Years of S Gauge Conventions

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
17
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of all of the NASG Conventions from 1961 through 2002.

Four Easy Kitbashes from Other Gauges

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author took kits from HO- and O-scale and modified them to fit S. It is a brief photo essay, showing the models.

FP-7 Diesel Electric Locomotive by American Models

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1982 #6 Fall
Page:
7
Author:
Dick Cataldi
Category:
Product Review
Description:
This is a product review of this engine, listing the few problems the author found with the model.

Francis Lee Jacques' Great North Road

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Sloan
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The layout used AF mechanisms, trucks, and track, but Lee scratchbuilt everything else to his own standards, which was On3-1/2. The whole objective of the layout was an exercise in perspective, as he was a professional artist. The layout was moved to the Lake Superior Transportation Museum North Road in downtown Duluth after his death. The article includes photos of the layout, and a track plan reprint from the May 1962 issue of Model Railroader magazine.

Frank Titman

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
7
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Frank Titman passed away in January 2015. He created Lehigh Valley Models, a kit manufacturing business, and had a fantastic S-scale layout. Many of his other accomplishments are listed in this article, along with feedback from several modelers, and photos of him and his layout.

Frank Titman on "S" Scale and the NASG

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
After a brief introduction of how the author met Frank, the remainder of the article is an interview-style format. Frank describes how he got started in model railroading, in S-scale, background info on the S Gauge Herald, and the history behind Lehigh Valley Models. Includes photos of Frank's layout and his models.

Frank Titman Sells His 35 Year Lehigh Valley Models

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Frank Titman has sold his company, Lehigh Valley Models, to Phil Kehr of K&P Brick & Building Company out of York, PA. Includes photos of some of the company's models.

Freelance Triple Hopper from an On3 Kit

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-04/05
Page:
26
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author built an S-scale standard-gauge 70-ton 3-bay hopper from an EBT hopper kit marketed by CB&T Car Shops. Includes photos and construction diagrams, as well as a parts list.

Freelanced S Scale Cars as Gilbert Might Have Made Them

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
28
Author:
Bruce Pemberton
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The author describes various cars he has kitbashed: 32-wheel PRR depressed-center flat car, a Doodlebug, a PRR E-6 Atlantic, a smoking caboose, and R-50B express box car.

Freelanced Structure Kits & Power Routing

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
26
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
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.

Freight Depot

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
W.F. Riggle
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
A one-page scale drawing of a small freight depot as found on the Port Louis & Northern team track.

Frenda Mine Part 1

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-09
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author needed a small mine for his Sn3 D&RGW layout. The article shows how to measure and fit a new structure into existing scenery, and how to start with scratchbuilding the structure.

From Jay Mellon

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #5 October
Page:
37
Author:
Jay Mellon
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Jay reports on the well-being of fellow NASG members and S-scale modelers affected by the Katrina hurricane that his New Orleans.

From Junk Box to Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #4 July
Page:
21
Author:
Charlie Bettinger
Category:
Scenery - Homes and Lots
Description:
Using twist ties (from garbage bags) for modeling fences or shanty roofs.

From the BOT

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #1 February
Page:
4
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Volunteering for the NASG has been down, and hardly anyone is offering their services. The BOT is asking for help with this article.

From the Conductor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The new editor introduces himself, and how he plans to edit the magazine.

From the Conductor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The editor responds to feedback he got on the previous issue, the one he edited for the NASG.

From the Conductor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
7
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The editor of the Dispatch introduces his design idea of making the cover's text look like the font and style of a prototype railroad. Each issue will be different.

From the Dimly Lit Damp Offices of the Commemorative Car Chair

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
10
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author pleads for help in selling the NASG cars.

From the Editor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #1 February
Page:
4
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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 Executive Suite

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #1 March
Page:
15
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
News from the NASG's president about the NASG's check gauge, coupler-height gauge, the increase in Dispatch issues from 4 to 6 per year, NASG promotional material to be included in S-scale products, and the NASG's 50-foot brass box car project has been shelved due to rapidly increasing costs.

From the Long and Morose to the Swatara and Western

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #3 June
Page:
21
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author reminisces about John H. Long who had recently passed away. John modeled in S-scale for 37 years, and was a founding member of the Central Pennsylvania S Gaugers.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Fall
Page:
26
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of the tours, clinics, and all the other usual activities at the 2010 Duluth NASG Convention.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Winter
Page:
26
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Comments on how S-scale vendors or layout displays can be grouped together at the 2011 NTS show.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2011 Spring
Page:
26
Author:
Robert L. Nalbone
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports about the February 2011 World's Greatest Hobby Show in Edison, NJ. He observed that more NASG members were needed to man the NASG's booth, and that more S-scale layouts were needed at the show itself.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
25
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Tools
Description:
The author recommends using the digital camera to study and find error and problems on your layout. He also recaps what happened in S modeling in 2011.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Summer
Page:
25
Author:
Robert L. Nalbone
Category:
Traction
Description:
The author describes riding various traction rails in Philadelphia, and doing traction modeling in S-scale.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
25
Author:
Robert L. Nalbone
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author makes a case for how S-scale is affordable.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Buyers' Guide 1994-10
Page:
14
Author:
Dave Lull
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author introduces himself and his new column, as well as his business, DSL Shops.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Buyers' Guide 1994-12
Page:
18
Author:
Dave Lull
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Concepts that bridge the gaps between narrow-gauge, scale, and hi-rail modelers.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
18
Author:
David Lull
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
Thought on how to combine HO- and S-scale into one layout.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
15
Author:
Dave Lull
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Consider using parts from HO- and O-scale kits to make the buildings you want, outside of scratchbuilding.

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
16
Author:
Dave Lull
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Comparing the current (1995) state of S-scale to the 1950s state of HO-scale. What caused the growth in S-scale in the 1970s? Is there really a superior scale to model in? Why would someone choose modeling in S-scale over any of the other scales?

From the Observation Lounge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
40
Author:
Dave Lull
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author describes his process for coming up with designs for his new S-scale layout.

From the Palatial Offices of the Executive VP

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
11
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author writes his last column as the Executive VP of the NASG, recalling the things he was able to accomplish during his 8 years.

From The President...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #2 Spring
Page:
6
Author:
Rollie Mercier
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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.

From the Publisher's Desk

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
4
Author:
Amy Dawdy
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The parent company of this magazine, Model Railroad Resource, has bought the Indianapolis O Scale show, and has rebranded it the "Indianapolis O Scale
Show and S Scale Midwest Show".

Fruit-stand Construction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #3 June
Page:
7
Author:
Ernie Horr
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
Using the FinestKind Models #102 False-Front Store, the author describes how he built a roadside fruit stand. Includes drawings.

Full Scale Freight Station Plans

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Scaled drawings of a typical freight station built in the late 1800s to early 1900s, with suggestions for how to model it.

Gallimaufry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #6 December
Page:
26
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Automobiles
Description:
Photos of vehicles built by Vic Roseman, as well as some other model manufacturers' recent S-scale vehicles.

Gallimaufry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #2 April
Page:
23
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Model Automobiles and Trucks
Description:
The latest news about 1:64 vehicles. Includes a few photos on how to model a half-submerged vehicle being pulled out of the river.

Gear Replacement S Helper 2-8-0

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
17
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Locomotives - 2-8-0
Description:
The author describes how to replace a split/worn gear in this locomotive using a replacement part from NWSL. He also describes how to add weight to the tender, to keep if from derailing on curves that are a bit too tight for the model.

Geauga Motors Used Car Lot

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Steven Allen
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author took a River Dam Model Works Rural Post Office and kitbashed it into a used car dealer ship office. He added to that a Miller Engineering animated billboard sign. Includes a number of photos of the diorama scene he built.

General Business Meeting Kansas City, MO

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #5 October
Page:
26
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author reports on the NASG business matters covered at the 1989 NASG Convention.

Georgia RR 50-ton Gondola

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
34
Author:
Pete Silcox
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
After a brief history of the Georgia Railroad, the topic covered in this brief article is a West Shore S-scale gondola super-detailed to match a prototype car (photo included).

Getting Lucky

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
44
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author describes the process he went through to bring a brass freight car back to useful service after it had taken a nasty fall to the ground.

Getting Motor-vated

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-05/06
Page:
17
Author:
John J. Baker
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author describes how he converts AF engines from AC to DC using Pittman and Kemtron motors.

Getting Your Weight Down

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
20
Author:
Don Hand
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author builds a 2'x2' filler module for the Houston S Gaugers' club layout. He describes the techniques he used to make it as lightweight as possible. Includes construction photos.

Gilbert's 50 Year Heritage

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1996-09
Page:
108
Author:
Keith Wills
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of American Flyer, the author reviews the company's and S-scale history. In the article he claims there are perhaps 20,000 S-scale modelers and 325 manufactures making product for S-scale.

Gilbert's Response to Lionel's 50th Anniversary Line Part 1

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
12
Author:
George E. Hoffner
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author describes what A.C. Gilbert did to compete with Lionel's 50th anniversary product line.

Gilmaur GE U23b/U30b, SW1500 and Alco S4

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
20
Author:
Colin Stewart
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The company's U18b kit was a success, so they are releasing kits for other engines. The author shares photos of the models in various stages of construction.

Glen Sponholtz's Laramie and North Park Railway

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A visit and several photos describing Glen's layout. The layout was open as part of the 1991 NASG Convention.

Go West, Or Whatever, For S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
Gil Hulin
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More updates on the schedule of the 1994 NASG Convention. Includes some area prototype railfan photos, a list of the clinics, and the Amtrak timetable.

Grade Crossing

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2009 Fall
Page:
10
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
Dick shows how he used two different commercial and one scratchbuilt methods to building grade crossings.

Granddad Makes a Layout for Christmas

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #6 November
Page:
11
Author:
Randy Griggs
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author describes how he built two small layouts for his grandsons. Includes construction photos, and completed photos of both layouts.

Grandview Storage

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the building of the Grandview Storage kit #4087 by banta modelworks.

Great Lakes Lumber Co. CF-7

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
23
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author describes how he built this unique model starting with an American Models GP7.

Great Northern Pacific Tour

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
15
Author:
Gil Hulin
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The 1998 S-West III will be visiting Jess Bennett's layout as part of a three-layout tour.

Greeley's Contest Winner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
35
Author:
Chris Yuergens
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author briefly shares his history in model railroading, being relatively new to S-scale, and how he participated in the make-n-take clinic at the 2016 NASG Convention, where he built the building for which he won the Greeley popular vote. Includes photos of the building.

Greeley's Place

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
25
Author:
Mike Andrzejewski
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author built this building as part of the Make-and-take clinic, and won the "Greeley's Place" contest in the process. He describes what he did, the story behind the scene, and shares several additional photos.

Greeley's Place Contest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
13
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
This year's contest was converting an American Flyer caboose into a not-caboose model. The contest entries are shown on a one-page photo essay.

Gregg and Colleen Mummert's Incredible Christmas Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
17
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Gregg describes how their Christmas layout grew over the years. Includes photos of the layout, as well as a track plan of this L-shaped 11'x17' layout.

Growing S Scale

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2011 Spring
Page:
4
Author:
Robert L. Nalbone
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The editor opines that the way to grow S-scale is by making products available, and not to rely too heavily on limited-runs.

Guts, Gravel, and Glory's Three Stall Handcar Barn & Line/Tool Shack

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
34
Author:
Paul Schiling
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The two hydrocal-castings kits are reviewed.

Happy Holidays

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
16
Author:
various authors
Category:
Christmas
Description:
Several Christmas-related model train layout photos.

Hard Times

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2009-09/10
Page:
24
Author:
Dave Bellian
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
The author describes aging a model pickup truck, and then the diorama he built. The photos included do not show the truck.

Harriman to Nashville the S Gauge Tennessee Central

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Tom Robinson
Category:
Layouts - 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.

Hartland Mill and Elevator

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
21
Author:
Bob Stelmach
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:
The author converts an HO-scale Life-Like "Supply House" kit into an S-scale model. Includes several photos of the finished model.

Heap Shields

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-02/03
Page:
9
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author describes how he added heap shields (and other details) to 2- and 4-bay American Models hoppers. Includes construction and final-model photos.

Heavy Electric Fan

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-10
Page:
36
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:
After introducing his roots in areas where heavy electric locomotives were common in his childhood, the author describes his 1955-era layout, which features those types of locomotives. Includes a model and a prototype photo of a New Haven EP-5.

Heavyweight Passenger Cars From Spliced Flyer Combines Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-06/07
Page:
28
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
This installment starts off with the body assembly and roof modifications. Includes completed model photos, and some detailed drawings.

Heavyweight Passenger Cars From Spliced Flyer Combines Part 2

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
16
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
This installment covers the interior detailing, sides, ends, handrails, and underbody. Includes many diagrams, including one for all the typical details found under a passenger car.

Heavyweight Passenger Cars From Spliced Flyer Combines Part 3

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
20
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
This installment concludes the series by building the underbody and interior detailing, lighting, painting, and lettering.

Helpful Hints

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #2 April
Page:
17
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Category:
Model Automobiles and Trucks
Description:
Carefully handling TOFC trailers, and putting them back into their boxes without damage.

Herb Cotter's Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
34
Author:
Paul Krause
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author shares photos he took of Herb Cotter's layout.

Hi Rail Standards Committee Progress Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1981 #6 November
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Terminology
Description:
What is an S-scale "hi-rail" modeler? What materials are available for the hi-rail modeler?

Hi-rail Layout of Steve Lunde

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photos of Steve's 12'x23' layout which is open during the 2003 NASG Convention. Includes a track plan.

Hi-rail Layout on Tour at the NASG Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #3 June
Page:
16
Authors:
Brooks Stover & Dave Campbell
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Dave's "Fourville Branch Line" measures 16'x16' and consists of four loops. Includes several photos and a track plan.

Highlights from Altoona NASG Convention

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
30
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The 2005 NASG Convention was held in Altoona, PA. This two-page article has lots of photos of people at the show, a listing of the winners of the contests, and a brief description of which vendors were at the show and the NASG awards handed out.

Highlights of the 2003 Fall S Fest in St. Louis

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
42
Authors:
Vince Love & Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Shows

Hirail TOFC

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
Modeling trailer-on-flat-cars with some O-scale Lionel parts, and Ertl or similar trailers. Includes several model photos.

Historical Passenger Cars of S Scale

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-07/08
Page:
20
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The article reviews some of the older manufacturers that produced S-scale passenger car kits. It is essentially a photo-essay article featuring models from Super Scale, Dayton, Train Stuff, Strafford, and Chester.

History Lesson Wabash Valley F3 A&B Units

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Locomotives - F3
Description:
The author recollects the history of these two engines, from how they were manufactured, to how they were detailed, to how they changed hands over the years. Includes several photos of the two units.

History of the South Jersey S Gaugers

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-12/01
Page:
13
Author:
Michael McConnell
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
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.

Hobby Brings Christmas Joy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
12
Author:
Ray Nase
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Having moved to senior housing, the author and his wife now set up his Christmas display in the building's lobby for all to enjoy. Includes photos.

Holiday Model Train Traditions

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Christmas
Description:
Having or starting a Christmas tradition around model trains is a good practice. The author shares some of the ones he and his family have developed.

Holy "S" Batman!! 520 Register for 1997 Fall S-Fest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A brief review and some photos of the event.

Hoosier S Gaugers at the Lafayette Farm Toy Show

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-06/07
Page:
9
Author:
Charles Malinowski
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The Hoosier S Gaugers club was invited and set up their T-Trak layout at the 2016 Farm Toy Show. Includes many photos of the club's layout, as well as many of the 1:64 farm dioramas at the show.

Horseshoe Curve 1995

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
32
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of the 1995 NASG Convention in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Includes a number of contest model photos.

Houston S Gaugers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1982 #2 March
Page:
9
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Along with two photos on the cover of this issue, the Houston S Gaugers are also featured on this page with a group photo and a photo of Jack Troxell's engine facility on his Houston and Gulf Coast layout.

How About a Bascule Bridge

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #2 April
Page:
24
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author describes the Walthers HO-scale Bascule bridge kit he built. It is plenty big for use in S-scale.

How I built an S Scale Monon Bay Window Caboose #C-325

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-03/04
Page:
32
Author:
Roger Nulton
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author describes how he built this model from several American Models cabooses, for which he won an award. Includes a couple of finished-model photos and a prototype one.

How I Built Locomotive Servicing Facilities on the Southern Pacific Cascade Line Part I

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
26
Author:
Richard Arsenault
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
The author describes how he built the locomotive servicing buildings.

How I Built Locomotive Servicing Facilities on the Southern Pacific Cascade Line Part II

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
24
Author:
Richard Arsenault
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
This second installment covers the construction of a second, but smaller, engine servicing facility in the other's second room (which is connected to the first room, whose models were covered in the first installment).

How I Built My S Scale Oil Refinery

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
21
Author:
Nelson Steinmetz
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes the 3-foot scene he built on his layout representing an oil refinery using Plastruct oil refinery kit (Kit #8008, Petro/Chem Refinery).

How I Built the "Christmas Story" House in S

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
16
Author:
Robert L. Petrosky
Category:
Structures - Homes
Description:
The author visited the house that was featured in the 1983 "A Christmas Story", which is now a museum. He took many photos and used those to create scale drawings, from which he scratchbuilt a model of this house.

How I Built the Record-setting New York Central #999

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-05/06
Page:
16
Author:
John J. Baker
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt this locomotive. Includes two photos.

How I Did It

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
11
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
On the previous issue's cover, Bill Fraley's church drew attention, so he briefly describes how he built that model by enlarging it from a cut-out book.

How I Painted and Re-lettered to Create a Norfolk & Western Caboose

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
36
Author:
J. Wayne Beachy
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author describes how he converted an AF caboose into this model.

How I Scratchbuilt an Art Deco Car Dealership

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2012-01/02
Page:
21
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author describes how he built this unique structure, starting with two 4'x8' sheets of styrene. Includes a number of photos.

How I Started With an American Models Pacific to Make The Canadian National Railways K-3b Pacific #5584

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
26
Author:
Andrew Malette
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author used the model's pilot, chassis, mechanism, and tender trucks, while the boiler, cab, and tender were replaced. Includes one model and one prototype photo of the engine, and a listing of the commercial parts used.

How I transformed an American Models GP-9 into a Milwaukee Road GP-20 Diesel Locomotive

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
16
Author:
Michael Ostertag
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author started with an A.M. GP9 and converted it into a GP20, much like the prototype did in 1973. An important change was the lowering of the hood, which required a change in the chassis.

How One S Gauger Made His Childhood AF Dreams Come True

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-01/02
Page:
19
Author:
Tom Miller
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Well-known for his large, large-scale (Fn3) layout built in a dedicated building, a portion of that building is dedicated to his 13'x23' AF layout, described by the owner in this article. Includes lots of photos, and a track plan.

How to Build a Quick, Portable Layout in S

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-05/06
Page:
34
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author and one other person build a small layout using S-Helper Service, Woodland Scenics, and Plasticville products to build a Christmas display layout for a local bank. Includes the construction process, and a photos of the finished layout.

How to Build an Abandoned Mine

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2014-10
Page:
40
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
After ten years of staring at an empty spot on his layout, the author has finally built an abandoned mine in the space. Brooks describes how he modeled the abandoned building and the techniques he used for the materials he chose. Includes a good number of close-up photos.

How To Build an S Gauge Club

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #2 Spring
Page:
8
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
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
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:
In this installment, the author covers what the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers Association club did to keep members coming back each month.

How To Build and Install a Closed Frog Switch

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Tom Robichaud
Category:
Track
Description:
To be able to operate both AF and hi-rail/scale equipment, turnout have to be of the closed-frog variety. This article describes how to build and install one of these. The author used Micro Engineering code 148 rail (compatible with American Models' track), and Circuitron's Tortoise switch machines. Includes many close-up photos.

How to Design a Helix

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
David Avedesian
Category:
Track
Description:
How to design a helix and the things one should consider in building one. It includes the math needed, and look-up tables.

How To Get Board Promoting S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #6 December
Page:
33
Author:
Alan Evans
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author built three display boards to indicate the differences between S-scale's track, couplers, and wheels.

How to Make a Portable Control Assembly Using a Kurtz-Kraft TH-2A Throttle

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #1 February
Page:
23
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Electronics
Description:
How to install these throttles to operate A.F. AC equipment with DC throttles and track.

How to Make End Railings for Flyer Baldwin Diesel Switchers

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-07/08
Page:
43
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Locomotives - DS4-4-1000
Description:
Diagrams and a description on how to create your own end railings for this Lionel engine to detail it a bit more.

How To Scratch Build a Steam Engine Frame Or, The Steamer of Your Dreams

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #3 Summer
Page:
6
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This first installment covers selecting the proper drivers, the matching axle, the cylinder blocks, and the crosshead assemblies. Next, the author uses steel or aluminum U-shaped shelf brackets for the frame. Next up are making scale drawings.

Hudson Pilot Coupler Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
Carl Tuveson
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
By converting the pilot coupler of the A.F. Hudson, double-heading of trains becomes possible. This photo-essay article shows how to do that with American Models couplers.

I Ain't Got No Time to Write an Article!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The author offers suggestions that will help you put together a magazine article over a period of time.

I-Hobby Expo

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
31
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on new S-scale items found at the annual Hobby Manufacturers Association product show.

Illinois Railroad Relocates to Pacific Northwest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #3 August
Page:
13
Author:
Tom Hopman
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes the American Flyer-based layout, how it has its roots in the artist's drawing of the A.C. Gilbert AF catalog from 1950. Having built the layout in a modular fashion, the author was able to move it to a new city. Includes several photos of the layout after the move.

Impressions of an Ambitious Convention-goer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #4 August
Page:
7
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on all the activities in which he and his wife participated at the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention.

Improved Blomberg Sideframes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #4 Fall
Page:
13
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Adding details to the American Models' FP7 sideframes.

Improving a Steam Era Tank Car Model

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Summer
Page:
14
Author:
Pieter Roos
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
The author describes how he corrected and super-detailed the Des Plaines Hobbies/S Scale America single-dome tank car. Includes a tip on how to cut and install rivets made by Tichy. In addition to many photos, the article also contains a parts list. Includes a side bar on the history of mid-20th century tank cars.

Improving Kit Built Switches

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2011 Spring
Page:
19
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Track
Description:
This article covers how to correct some issues with the Old Pullman, Inc. turnouts, especially if reuse between layouts is desired.

Improving Performance

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January
Page:
14
Author:
Andy Malette
Category:
Locomotives - F7
Description:
The author shares how he improved his Omnicon F7 locomotives, by adding pick-ups, and by improving the gearbox performance.

Improving the Omnicon Diesel F Units

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-03/04
Page:
19
Author:
Bob Wilson
Category:
Locomotives - F7
Description:
The author improves the units by adding additional wheel wipers.

Improving the Pacific Rail Shops ACF Center-Flow Covered Hopper

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2011 Spring
Page:
12
Author:
Phillipe Couqet
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author describes how he modeled the PRS car, which is now sold by Des Plaines Hobbies under their S Scale America brand name, in a more modern version. Includes many model and construction photos.

In Memoriam Bruce Manson

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-01/02
Page:
14
Author:
Carl Byron
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bruce was the long-time editor of the Train Collector's Association Quarterly.

In S scale General Electric's 5,000 hp U50B

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
34
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
John Tilts' model was built from brass stock, with which he was awarded 1st Place in the Master Craftsman category model contest at the St. Paul, Minnesota NASG Convention in 1999.

Indianapolis O Scale Show S Scale Midwest

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-12/01
Page:
10
Author:
Dan Dawdy
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A behind-the-scenes look at this show, and the first year the owners ran it.

Indianapolis S Scale Midwest Show

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-10/11
Page:
60
Author:
Dan Dawdy
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
This was the first show since the owners of the S Scale Resource magazine had bought the Indianapolis O Scale and rebranded it as the Indianapolis O Scale and S Scale Midwest Show. After a brief introduction, this article is a photo essay of the event.

Industrial Gas-Holding Tanks

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
40
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how he built a reduced-size of a typical gas-holding tower

Industrial Rail S Caboose

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #2 April
Page:
16
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The ATSF caboose is labeled as "O-27", but the author claims that its dimensions scale out to S-scale nearly perfectly. The article covers how to modify the model, and includes photos.

Installing "Onboard" Command Control in S-scale Locomotives

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
John H. Long, Jr.
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author describes how he was able to install the Onboard system by Keller into an AF PA-1 and a Rex Mogul. Includes diagrams and an installation photo.

Installing DCC Decoders in American Models Diesels

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Summer
Page:
13
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
DCC
Description:
The author describes how he makes a flat space in the diesel engines onto which to mount the decoder.

Installing DCC Sound

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
12
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author describes how he installed a Soundtraxx Econami DCC sound decoder into a Rex Suburban locomotive. Includes installation photos.

Installing Kadee Couplers On The American Models' Alco PA

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
26
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The AM PA has padding for the couplers on the trucks, but in this article Dick covers how to install them on the body. Includes close-up photos.

Installing Onboard Command Control in S Gauge Part III

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
John Long
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author describes how he installed command control into an American Model FP7.

Installing Onboard Command Control in S Gauge Part VI

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Page:
30
Author:
John Long
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This installment covers installing the Keller Engineering system into an American Models GP, which proved to be difficult due to the lack of interior space.

Installing Onboard Command Control in S Gauge Part VII

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
John Long
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This installment covers how to provide flicker-free lighting. Several engine installations are covered in the article.

Installing Onboard Command Control in S Gauge Part VIII

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #2 April
Page:
17
Author:
John Long
Category:
Electronics
Description:
More about the flicker-free circuitry introduced in the previous issue, specifically covering the Rex engines.

Installing Onboard Command Control in S Scale Part IV, V

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
John Long
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The article starts off with a preface by the editor Bob Jackson, correcting a number of mistakes in his previous introductory article on command control in the February 1992 issue. The series continues with a description of install the Onboard system in Omnicon F7 A and B units, and in an American Model GP9.

Installing Sill Steps and Couplers on Rex Car Bodies

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #1 Winter
Page:
6
Author:
Richard Lind
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
The author replaced the Rex sill steps on his flat cars and gondolas with those made by Grandt Line. The article also covers installing Kadee No. 5 couplers.

Interior Detail Sets for S Scale Pullman Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
Introduction of the passenger car interior details made available in a joint special project between the NASG and Palace Car Co.

Interiors for Your American Models Heavyweights

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author shares how he fitted the American Models Budd car interior into a heavyweight coach car. Includes several photos.

Interlocking Towers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #3 June
Page:
30
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:
Thoughts on how the author built his interlocking tower for his layout.

Interpreting A B&O P1-d Pacific

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author takes an American Models 4-6-2 and details it for a B&O locomotive used for passenger railfan trips into his BC&G layout. Includes on prototype photo and many model photos indicating the details and changes he made to the model. The project also includes installing DCC and sound, and painting and weathering the model.

Interstate All-'S' Operating Weekend

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Operations
Description:
Brooks Stover, Gaylord Gill, and Dave Held each had their layouts open for an operating session at each layout over a Friday and Saturday in April 2008 to local S-scale modelers and a group from Minnesota. Includes several photos of the layouts and the group of operators.

Introduction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The NASG president introduces this special "This is S" issue, with what it takes to be an S-scale modeler.

Introduction to This Is S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #4 August
Page:
2
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
This is the first special issue, where the annual Membership Directory is replaced with a special edition of the NASG Dispatch.

Is Model Railroading A Dying Hobby?

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author discusses several topics to help determine if the hobby is dying. If not, what is it that we can do to help bring in new blood?

It'll Be a Circus

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
7
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author introduces the 2003 NASG Convention to be held in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. A real-world circus train will be passing through town at the time of the Convention.

It's Great in Dayton in 2005

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Thomas C. Hartrum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The behind-the-scenes story of the 1999 Spring S Spree car, which was a U.S. Army flat car with a crate labeled "From Roswell, NM to Wright-Patterson AFB", because legend has it that the aliens crashed in New Mexico are kept in Wright-Patterson. The author wound up being the one who built the crates for the car.

It's Steamtown in Scranton, Pennsylvania for the NASG Convention in 2001

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Ken Schwartz
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Prototype photos of things to see in Scranton, PA for the 2001 NASG Convention.

It's Time for a New Wish List

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
7
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author updates his wish-list for various manufacturers to produce, primarily focusing on rolling stock.

Jay Mellon on the Layout Tour

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
33
Author:
Jay Mellon
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author shares photos he took while visiting layouts at the 2016 NASG Convention.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author introduces the article on the BC&G and why it is an excellent shortline to model in S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Modules
Description:
Consider designing in operations into the continuously-circling trains on a club's modular layout at a train show.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Commentary about the S-scale-only regional and national events.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author proposed the idea of promoting S-scale as the "last builder's scale".

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
How to let go of existing, non-S equipment when switching to S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Operations
Description:
Even if your home layout is not yet finished, it can be successfully operated as long as the track work is ready.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
How to deal with the argument that S-scale costs more than HO- or N-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author attended the 1997 NMRA Convention and NTS show, and shares his views on how S-scale could be involved in those national events.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad History
Description:
The author compares S-scale's evolution to that of HO-scale, to see where S is in its growth compare to HO (and O).

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
What should be defined as the "standard S-scale modeling" at this point in time? Associating S-scale with A.C. Gilbert in the late 1990s makes no sense, since the company has been gone for many decades. The author proposes code 125 hi-rail as the current default definition of what S-scale is.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
What should be defined as the "standard S-scale modeling" at this point in time? The author continues with last issue's discussion covering track and coupler default standards.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author proposes the idea of creating more regions of representation with the NASG.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Would other larger model railroading manufacturers consider adding S-scale products to their product line? If so, which ones?

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author shares his thoughts on how to improve NASG Conventions.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
The author shares his thoughts about the past and current state of S-scale automobiles availability.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The author describes his strong desire to collecting magazines.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The April Fools edition of the column has the author fantasizing about being an S-scale dictator telling the manufacturers which products they should produce.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author laments the fact that a majority of recent deaths have been on the "scale" side of S. He offers ideas on how to attract more "scale" modelers to S.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author ponders the need for more modern equipment to be available in S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reflects on joint NMRA/NASG conventions, conjunction conventions (at the same time but slightly different locations), and back-to-back conventions (same location, but one immediately following the other).

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author opines about what a "hi-railer" is, and how to encourage people to switch to S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author feels that "scale" modelers are looking for a voice since the S/Sn3 Modeling Guide has ceased.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Making a case for an all-"scale"-only regional meet or convention.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Dealing with the loss of several leaders and pioneers in S-scale within the recent year or two.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author makes the case for local clubs to consider starting a regional convention, similar to the Fall S Fest or the Spring S Spree.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Speculating on when the first S-scale plastic-bodied steam locomotive would be produced and what it might be.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Track
Description:
What to consider when deciding what your minimum radius should be for your layout?

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Getting enough seed money to make an S-scale project a "go".

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
For those who just switched to S-scale, here is a reality-check, and a prioritized list of how to go about getting started in designing and building a layout in S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author lists the handful of truly portable S-scale layouts that are around, and suggests that the new NASG President, Roy Hoffman, spends some effort at trying to get other groups or individuals to build portable layout.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #5 October
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The issue of joint versus stand-alone NASG Conventions is discussed in this column, supplemented by comments by Josh Seltzer on the issue. The problem is that joint conventions aren't as well attended by S-scale modelers as when the convention is a stand-alone one.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The World's Greatest Hobby show is explained, and who their target audience is.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Operations
Description:
The hobby of model railroading is a game, the author proposes.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author offers up ideas for bringing more narrow-gauge modelers into the NASG.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Consider the idea of quality over quantity, e.g. building a smaller layout, especially if you are new to S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures
Description:
The author is making a case for manufacturers to start producing S-scale plastic structure kits.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The idea of introducing both idealism and humor into our model railroads.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author describes the "pros" for modeling the transition era, and the "pros" for modeling the modern era, and answers the question of whether the transition era is still #1.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
Using the rough lengths of a 10-car train in S-scale, one can figure what will and what won't fit in a layout space before beginning the benchwork.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
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 2003 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Since Tony Koester announced tearing down his "Allegheny Midland" HO-scale layout, the author is considering the idea of others following suit, and perhaps entertaining the idea of a larger scale as they age.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Celebrating his 10th year as editor of this magazine, the author reflects how to got "roped" into becoming an S-scale modeler. The column continues with a review of the 2003 NASG Convention, of which he was a co-chair.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author makes the case that good track planning is a skillset lacking in the world of S-scale modeling. He lists some good designs, why some designs are bad, and tips on how to improve a design.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
How S-scale is represented (or not) in the various prototype railroad historical societies, and how we can change that.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
How to decide which prototype railroad to model in your layout.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
In general, S-scale manufacturers have been cognizant of each others' products, so as to avoid duplication-of-effort. However, this column points out a few exceptions. He continues by mentioning the product types that he thinks are best for brass production and those best for plastic models.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
How many modelers have more stuff in their closet, drawers, cabinets, or attic that they will never build or operate? An introspective by the author.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:
The author reflects on where he has been buying his S-scale products (at S-specific train shows).

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author makes the point that he is seeing people re-enter the hobby in S-scale, slowly gravitating more and more toward the "scale" side of the hobby, and putting AF products on the shelves.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Dealing with the reality that will loose some modelers to the other scales, and how we should be upfront about the challenges that exist in modeling in S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author compares the S-MOD standard modular layouts to the new Free-mo standard S-scale layouts.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The editor explains why this issues is focused on track planning for S-scale layouts.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
In this guest editorial by Sam, he reflects on the 2005 NASG Convention and how he believes that the hi-rail modelers are now the main force in S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
The author admits that it is passenger trains that got him into model railroading and has kept him there, regardless of chosen scale. He also recommends a number of specific cars that S-scale manufacturers should consider producing.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
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 2006 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author suggests the styrene bridges, especially non-craftsman style ones, would be a good addition to S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
The editor contemplates which plastic structures the major manufacturers could produce that would be of benefit to S-scale modelers, preferably ready-to-run.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The visual appeal of S-scale models becomes apparent when seen in person.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author answers the question: Is S-scale still a scrounger scale? With Lionel and American Models much more is available.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Why do we procrastinate working on our model railroading projects?

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
Are 1:64 vehicles truly to scale, and why don't manufacturers simply make them exactly 1:64 scale?

Jeff's Junction

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

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author is making the point that manufacturers should list structure dimensions, rolling stock built dates, paint scheme eras, etc.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
What first drew the author to model railroading was advertisements of products shown on a real layout. He wonders why more manufacturers don't do ads like that.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures
Description:
Considering adding animation, such as movement, lights, and sounds to your structures.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author urges everyone to start considering getting away from the 4'x8' layout and the extremely-tight curves that such a shape requires in S-scale. He makes the point that even HO-scale modelers no longer use that default layout style.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author adds some of his items to a Christmas-in-July wish-list.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author adds some of his items to a Christmas-in-July wish-list.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The various types of newcomers to S-scale and how to best help them get started in S.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Instead of calling 1:64 modeling, "S-scale", the author continues to complicate matters with all the various sub-divisions that for some reason must always be specified. No other scale does this.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
How to justify the expense of going to conventions.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
Jeff reviews the, then, current state of S-scale passenger cars.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
What will be the future of S-scale magazines? Will there be a downloadable, online-only one that can be sustained?

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #4 August
Page:
7
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
How do we go about promoting S-scale to the hi-rail modelers?

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
"If you sell S, you need to promote S!", is the editor's opinion, reflecting on how vendors and manufacturers might want to interact with their customer base at train shows.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The editor opines about the future of resin kits in S-scale and what might be produced next.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The editor opines on what it might take to switch from a steam-era layout to a 1970s/80s-era layout in S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Scenery
Description:
Making the case for focusing on mini-scenes when building a layout.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The NASG is 50 and the NMRA is 75 this year. This article recalls some of their history.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Keeping "model" in model railroading. The hobby still requires model building.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The editor draws the distinction between two types of S-scale model railroad displays set up at train shows.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The editor discusses the various polls that are done within discussion groups to determine what modelers would like to see produced in S-scale.

Jeff's Junctions

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The editor is observing how NASG Convention attendance might be related to the general state of the economy, as well as the number of NASG members that live in the area where the Convention is held that year.

Jefferson Central Railroad

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-03/04
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his layout started in 1974, which is under DC block-control. Includes several photos and a track plan, including a detailed track plan of the switching areas next to the stairs into the basement.

Jersey Central Caboose ... An A.F. Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #2 April
Page:
21
Author:
Gary Mueller
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author describes how he took an A.F. #630 or 638 caboose and converted it into a CNJ model.

Jess Bennett's Great Northern Pacific

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1985-02
Page:
62
Author:
Jess Bennett
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes how he built his 20'x44' layout, and how he enjoys scratchbuilding steam locomotives.

Jim Kindraka NASG Treasurer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The NASG Treasurer introduces himself

Jim Steed's Flyer Accessories

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
37
Author:
Jim Steed
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author has a 30'x60' O-scale layout, but he uses a lot of A.C. Gilbert American Flyer accessories, some of which are photographed.

Jim's Hopper Car

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
26
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author describes how Jim Kindraka's covered hopper cars (resin kits) were completed. Includes model photos and one prototype photo of an NYC two-bay hopper.

Joe Kimber's First American Flyer Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
16
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A description of the author's 17'x4'6" A.F.-based layout. Includes a track plan and several photos. The layout was dismantled in 2004.

John Ramm's Three-Dimensional Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #1 February
Page:
13
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This American Flyer-based layout measures 15'x25' and is 5 feet tall, covering several levels. The article includes several photos of the layout as the Greater Seattle S Gaugers club met at John's house.

Joining Rails of Different Sizes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Modules
Description:
This article covers how to handle modules with different rail heights (code 125 and code 100).

Jones & Laughlin Tank Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
35
Author:
Alvin Clapp
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
The author briefly describes how he converted an American Flyer tank car, with some added parts from his scrap box, to build another Jones & Laughlin car matching his NWSL brass one.

Juicing-up the Citrus Shed

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #4 August
Page:
59
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how he added more details to the 2006 NASG Special Project kit. Includes a couple of photos of the author's model.

Just an Old Concrete Bridge

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #1 February
Page:
7
Author:
Ernie Horr
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author builds a ballasted-deck bridge from scratch. The articles also provides a parts list, construction diagrams, and a photo of the finished model.

Kadee Couplers and Steel Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #1 Winter
Page:
11
Author:
various
Category:
Couplers
Description:
Various answers are provided to how to deal with Kadee's under-the-track uncouplers and American Models' steel wheels.

Kansas City '89 Convention Overview

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #4 August
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reviews the 1989 NASG Convention.

Kansas City '89 Manufacturer News

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #4 August
Page:
16
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A listing of what was new at the Convention.

Kansas City '89 NASG National Convention Model Contest Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #4 August
Page:
17
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of the model contests winners.

Kansas City 2015

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
9
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author shares his experience attending the NASG convention for the first time. Includes many photos of the vendors, local layouts, and clinics.

Kansas City S Scale National Model Contest and Display

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
17
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and description of the contest room's entries.

Kaw Valley Line

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2017-03
Page:
42
Author:
Dan Munson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This prototype-based layout built by Mike Fyten features 145 feet of main line running, with DCC and operations in mind. Most of the track is hand-laid, and the layout is about 85% finished.

Kaw Valley Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
15
Author:
Mike Fyten
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes how he switched from HO- to S-scale, a brief history of the prototype Kansas City, Kaw Valley & Western Railroad upon which his layout is based, and how he operates his layout. Includes several photos and a track plan.

Keegan's Mountain

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #3 June
Page:
17
Author:
Glenn A. Ritter
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author visits Tom Keegan and his layout. The layout measures 30'x60' and features over 1000 feet of A.F. track.

Keep Them Doors Open

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
19
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
The author examines the prototype devices that keep roundhouse doors open while engines go in and out of the facility. Prototype and model photos are included, as well as some design diagrams.

Kit Bashing an Unusual Gondola

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-02/03
Page:
16
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
Using a two-bay American Models hopper, the author describes how he modeled the L&M gondola/hopper car that appeared in the Spring 1983 issue of the North West Lines magazine (published by the Chicago and Northwestern Historical Society). Includes many detailed construction photos.

Kitbash a 65ft Gondola

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
28
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
The author took two A.F. gondolas and modified them to build this one car. Includes construction, prototype, and final photos.

Kitbash That Tombstone Courthouse

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author describes how he kitbashed the HO-scale Heljan/ConCor courthouse kit into an S-scale version. Includes photos of the completed model.

Kitbashing 'Big John' from an American Models PS-2

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-09/10
Page:
38
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author built his model from two AM PS-2 models. Includes a prototype and model photo, a scaled drawing, and a bit of prototype information.

Kitbashing a Bachmann HO Bus Station to S

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

Kitbashing a Mail-storage Car Part I

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-02
Page:
18
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author builds a UP baggage car from American Models cars. The article describes how he did it, and includes construction photos and drawings, as well as a parts list.

Kitbashing A Mail-storage Car Part II

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
This installment covers the underbody detailing, installing diaphragms, and painting and lettering the model. Includes detail diagrams for the underbody piping and parts installation, the making of several detail parts, and a few photos.

Kitbashing a Plasticville Retail Coal Tower

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Using two Plasticville coaling towers, this coal dealer structure can be built using the authors step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos.

Kitbashing an NYC Class DEf 2-D-2 Locomotive

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-04
Page:
72
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:
The model, which took Best in Show at the 2000 National Association of S Gaugers Convention, is based on the NYC's first diesel locomotive purchase. The author built it using two spliced-together Precision Scale On3 Forney locomotive frames and brass shapes.

Kitbashing Harriman coaches

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1994-06
Page:
64
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
After explaining the history behind the "Harriman" name, the author describes how he modeled the car using an S-Helper Service passenger cafe car kit as a starter. Includes prototype and model photos, cut diagrams, and a description of the Harriman cars owned by the SP.

Kitbashing River City Welding

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #3 June
Page:
28
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how he modified a Grand River Models kit to turn it into a freight house.

Kitbashing Scale Cars from Toy Bodies

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #1 Winter
Page:
8
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
How to convert an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer flat car into a "scale" model. Includes drawings showing how to modify the body, and includes a parts list.

Kitbashing Scale Cars from Toy Bodies Part 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #2 Spring
Page:
11
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
Taking A.C. Gilbert American Flyer gondola bodies and converting them into credible "scale" models. Includes model photos and cut diagrams. Also covered is the 42-foot hydracushion box car.

Kitbashing Scale Cars from Toy Bodies Part 3

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #4 Fall
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The series continues with converting A.F. cars to scale models, by converting a quad hopper, and a wine tank car. Includes diagrams and model photos.

Kitbashing Scale Cars from Toy Bodies Part 4

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #1 Winter
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The author describes how to create a Virginian-style rotary coal car and a transfer caboose. Includes model photos and diagrams.

Kitbashing: See It Before You Do It

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #4 Fall
Page:
18
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:
Using paper copies of locomotive diagrams, the author describes how he "paper-dolled" the engine together by cutting out pieces from the diagrams. Includes the "kitbashed" diagram, and a photo of the finished locomotive.

Korber 2-stall Engine Backshop Conversion to a Single Stall

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #3 June
Page:
31
Author:
Michael Scivoletti
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:
The author kitbashed the Korber Models diesel engine house into one long one. Includes one photo of the final model.

KVD Industrial Ladders Kit

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April
Page:
4
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A review of the Kaw Valley Designs industrial ladder kit. Includes many construction photos as well as its installation on one of the author's buildings.

Lake Special #99

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Introduction and description of the 1999 NASG Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This covers several pages, and includes a few model photos.

Lake Special 99 Saint Paul

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Several pages with info about the Convention, and the Convention cars.

Largest Area Ever for Upcoming Fall S Fest in Illinois

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #3 June
Page:
17
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Some information about the upcoming 2002 Fall S Fest.

Larry Blank's Ahnapee & Western

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2014-12/01
Page:
29
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Larry Blank's home layout has sections that he takes to local model railroad shows for display and running. The article describes why Larry decided on S-scale, how he came up with the design for the layout, and how he built it. Includes many photos of the layout, as well as an overall planned track-plan.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #2 April
Page:
23
Author:
Dave J. Engle
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Jim Graham, member of the Kansas City S Gaugers.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Various people providing commentary on the passing of Josh Seltzer. Includes a couple of photos of him, his equipment, his layout, and his company's ads.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Gene Fletcher passed away in August, 2003.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #5 October
Page:
28
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Walt Danylak passed away in September 2005.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The NASG's found, Claud Wade, passed away at the age of 84. Several people comment in this article and a few photos of Claud and his models are included.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #5 October
Page:
29
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Donald Jaeger passed away in June 2011. He was a charter member of the Stateline S Gaugers.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February
Page:
31
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Arthur "Art" Doty passed away on January 23, 2012.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #2 April
Page:
27
Author:
Charles Malinowski
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Jerry Schnur passed away on March 8, 2012.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Well-known S-scale modelers Bob Jackson, Jack Sudimak, Dave Netherton, and Tom Doherty all pass away.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Charlie Buckage passed away on January 26, 2013. Includes a photo of him and his son, Clay, and a track plan of the 7-1/2' x 20' replica American Flyer display layout that was at the Sibley Department Store in Rochester, NY, which Charlie built.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #3 June
Page:
27
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Vic Cherven, Sr passed away on May 27, 2013. Bill Fuhrman passed away on April 15, 2013. Photos of both included.

Last Run - Bill Krause

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Craig O'Connell
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bill Krause created the Connecticut S Gaugers club in 1981. The article covers much of the history of Bill and the club. Includes several photos.

Last Run - Ed Filer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #5 October
Page:
28
Author:
Alan Evans
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author reports on Ed's passing and recalls how he met him.

Last Run Howie Waelder

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #6 December
Page:
9
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Howie was a LIRR fireman and an S-scale modeler. Includes several photos.

Last Run Russ Downs

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
An ode to Russ Downs and what he did for the hobby.

Last Run... Russ Mobley

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #5 October
Page:
40
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Various comments about Russ' passing on August 31, 2001.

Last Run: Jesse Bennett

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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: Leonard Giovannoli

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #2 April
Page:
26
Author:
Alan Evans
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Len passed away on February 26, 1994 at 92.

Last Run: Stan Furmanak

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #6 December
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bill describes Stan's involvement in the hobby.

Layout Billboards

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
25
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
Three colored examples that could be used to make billboards.

Layout Building in 1:64 Scale

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-06
Page:
88
Author:
Christopher P. D'Amato
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Chris talks about Trevor Marshall's S-scale layout construction. Trevor is modeling the town of Port Rowan in Ontario, Canada in the 1950s. (related web page)

Layout Design

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
18
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author visits Matt Gaudynski's layout, The Milwaukee Road Beer Line, where Matt describes how he went from layout-concept to benchwork of his operations-oriented layout. The article includes a bit of history of how the railroads built their lines to get out of Milwaukee. Includes track plan and many photos of the layout under construction. The layout has hand-laid track, N-scale Caboose Hobbies turnout throws, and NCE DCC.

Layout evokes 1950s Cleveland

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
32
Author:
Joe Webb
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author built a 6'x12' AF layout, with the intent of slowly converting parts of it to "scale". However, instead he kept the layout as-is, and is building a second 26'x26' around-the-wall layout in S "scale". This article only covers the AF layout.

Layout Preview - Dave Lull's

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #2 April
Page:
16
Author:
David Lull
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photos, a description, and a track plan of the author's layout, which will be open during the 2004 NASG Convention.

Layout Unlimited's Steel Coils

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Steel coil loads made out of injection-molded styrene, and a rack specifically made for an American Flyer gondola.

Layouts

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photo essay of layouts at the 2016 NASG Convention.

Layouts on Tour

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #5 October
Page:
21
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A photo essay of local layouts open during the 2001 NASG Convention.

Layouts Seen at Worcester

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #5 October
Page:
20
Authors:
Bob Werre & Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of layouts open during the layout tours at the 1998 NASG Convention.

Layouts Seen in California

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Some photos of layouts that were open during the 2000 NASG Convention, including Bill Roberts' (includes a track plan of his layout), Don Harper's, Steve Anderson's, Jim Sweeney's, Ed Loizeaux', David Butterfield's, and a track plan of Lee Johnson's portable layout.

Layouts Seen in Minnesota

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Various photos of area layouts open during the 1999 NASG Convention.

Lehigh Lumber Co.

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #3 June
Page:
34
Author:
Barry Mertz
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the Lehigh Valley Models kit #LVM30.

Len Giovannolli and the Xfer Caboose Caper

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Rollie Mercier
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author built a cross-shaped caboose out of two A.F. cabooses, placed it on an A.F. crossing. He tells the story of how he was the auctioneer at the 1982 NASG Convention, and how and why Len bid on and won the contraption. Includes a photo of Len holding the work.

lESGAPN Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
31
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The Inland Empire S Gauge Association of the Pacific Northwest (better known as lESGAPN) celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2007, and the club recognized this occasion by documenting its history since inception. The club centers around Spokane, Washington. This article covers the formation of the club in 1967, the construction of the club's layout, the downturn in the 1980s, the revitalization in the 1990s, and typical annual club activities.

Let's Build a CNJ Boxcab Diesel

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Fall
Page:
11
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Boxcab
Description:
The author describes how he built this engine from a Pennsylvania Heritage Models' chassis kit and a Great American Locomotion super-structure kit. Includes one prototype photo, and several model construction photos, as well as a parts list.

Let's Build a Steel Braced Plywood Chip Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Ernie Horr
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
The author provides step-by-step instructions on how to scratchbuild this car. It includes a materials list, prototype photos, and diagrams.

Let's Make some "Custom" Box Cars

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-11/12
Page:
18
Author:
Tom Lennon
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author takes a few S-Helper Service box cars and describes how he has modified them to make them unique. Changes include painting and lettering, making a door-and-a-half car, removing door stops, and replacing a roof. Final model photos of each are shown.

Let's Promote History

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author proposes six ways to model railroading history, listing the positives and the negatives of modeling each, and how it might appeal to people new to model railroading or new to S-scale.

Let's Revisit the Updated Santa Fe & Western

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-09/10
Page:
18
Author:
Nelson Steinmetz
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author provides a brief history of his 20'x22' layout, and the changes that he has made since the 1997 article about his layout. Includes a couple of photos and a roster of his locomotives.

Let's Visit the Boston & Maryland Railroad

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
22
Author:
David Avedesian
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author's fourth layout, a double-deck 15'x20' layout connected by a 5-foot diameter helix, features an almost floor-to-ceiling mountain scene. The layout is "hi-rail" using American Flyer track components.

Let's visit the Midwest Central

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
31
Author:
Sig Fleischmann
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes is 12'x21' layout on the second floor above his garage. It features all American Flyer, some Lionel, and some American Models cars.
The single track point-to-point main line is 256 feet long with a reverse loop at both ends. Code 172 rail is handlaid. Includes one photo of the under-construction layout.

Life Membership - Then and Now

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #2 April
Page:
23
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author compares what a life membership entailed in 1970, and what a 2003 NASG membership means.

Light Up Vehicles For More Fun

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-03/04
Page:
18
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
The author describes how he strips down a Racing Champions car, redecorates it, and installs fiber optics to simulate headlights.

Lighting the Way

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #1 February
Page:
33
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:
The author describes how he built his own illuminated signal lights, purely for scenic effect. Includes a photo and construction diagram.

Linkage for 316 & 326 Locomotives for Front Coupler

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Jack Bebinger
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
Design drawings for how to construct the linkage.

Lionel '93

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #2 April
Page:
15
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author got to visit the Lionel factory and view the new S-scale products, photos of some of which are included in the article.

Lionel ACF Covered Hopper Conversion

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2014-12/01
Page:
24
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author describes how he took a recently-released Lionel cylindrical hopper and converted it to scale, and painted and lettered it after a prototype NYC car. It also covers historical information about the prototype car.

Lionel Gondola Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
The author converts a Lionel O-27 short gondola to one that is usable in S-scale. Includes detailed instructions to do the conversion, with several supplemental photos. Also includes prototype reference material.

Lionel LLC Introduces First New Flyer Loco! SD40- 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
7
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The 1998 Lionel catalog announces several road names for the all-new-tooling SD40-2 locomotive. This article combines both the new engine, other engines and cars coming out, and prototype information.

Lionel Rolls Out Improved AF Freight Trucks

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
37
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The Lionel-produced AF freight trucks for 1990 are completely new; only the wheels are the same. The author reviews the new couplers, sideframes, and journals.

Lionel SD70ACe

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Michael Greene
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews this Lionel locomotive, having three units to test, for scale fidelity, wheels, couplers, drawbar pull, smoke and sound, and DC and DCC operations. Includes several photos of the BNSF engine.

Lionel Shows Commitment to S Gauge

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #1 Winter
Page:
6
Author:
Dan Navarre
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Representatives of Lionel attended the 1986 NASG Convention, which led to a factory tour at Lionel, all indicating that Lionel is serious about continuing American Flyer products.

Lionel Trains Hosts a Media Event At Their New Visitors Center

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #2 April
Page:
21
Author:
Moe Berk
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author describes what happened at the January 21, 1992 event. Includes photos of the dignitaries at the event.

Lionel Trains, Inc. Opens New Visitors Center in Mt. Clemens, Michigan

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #2 April
Page:
19
Author:
Moe Berk
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
A description what can be found in the visitors center and what to expect when you participate in the tours given. Photos of the layout are included (4 tracks of O and one of A.F.).

Litchfield Station is All Charm - Some Might Even Say It's 'Cute'

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-03
Page:
70
Author:
David Jasper
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
A product review of the kit released by Port Lines Hobby Supplies, which is a freelanced, small-town passenger station.

Living 50 Years with the NASG

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-03/04
Page:
14
Author:
David Jasper
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author reminisces the olden days of S-scale modeling.

Living Room AF for Christmas

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-11/12
Page:
36
Author:
Wayne Russo
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A description of the family's Christmas layout, with two photos.

Load It, Don't Trash It

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #5 October
Page:
13
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
Reusing parts of a medicine bottle as gondola loads.

Loads for "S" Scale Open Top Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
The author shows and describes loads for a flat car and a gondola.

Loads for S Scale Open Top Cars

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Fall
Page:
14
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
This article covers the following loads: Chooch Enterprises #7282 "120 Ton Steam Boiler Equipment", Lionel General Motors diesel-driven generator set, Ertl Farmall Super M tractors, Blue Mountain Hobbies coal loads, Steam Depot baled scrap load, and S-Helper Service trailers. Also covered are lumber loads made from ice cream sticks, and pipe loads from plastic drinking straws. Includes photo of all.

Logging Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
23
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Freight Cars - Log Cars
Description:
Using AF trucks, the author describes how he built logging spine cars that are permanently coupled. Includes photos.

Lone Star Flyer Club

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

Looking Ahead

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Fall
Page:
4
Author:
Robert L. Nalbone
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Looking into 2011, the editor encourages all to invest in S-scale.

Lookout Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #1 February
Page:
15
Author:
John Eichmann
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of "Lookout Junction" that will be at this year's national convention. Includes the layout's track plan.

Low Cost Rock Walls

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
24
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
Using grocery store meat or produce trays to model track-side retaining walls.

Lowell Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A detailed report with photos of the 2008 NASG Convention. It is followed by pages of photos of attendees, award winners, and the contest models.

Mainstreeter Models' Gondola Load

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
35
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The scrap metal load was included with the gondola the company sold, but it is also available separately.

Make a Container Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
7
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
Starting with an O-scale gondola, the author describes how he built one of these cars, accompanied by a handful of photos.

Make a Low-relief Factory Wall For a Shelf Layout

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2017-04/05
Page:
37
Author:
Mark Charles
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilds shallow-relief buildings for his shelf layout. Includes construction photos and a materials list.

Make Those Cantankerous Imports Purrrr....

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
28
Author:
Frank Titman
Category:
Locomotives - 2-10-0
Description:
The author explains what he did to make the Omnicon PRR steamers work better.

Make-And-Take Clinic

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
23
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A description of this special clinic at the 2016 NASG Convention. Also includes other clinics that were offered, information about the Greeley's contest, and a couple more photos taken at the event.

Make-and-take Clinic

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
24
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Having conducted the make-and-take clinic at the 2016 NASG Convention, the author shares his experience watching 18 people being guided in building a structure kit right there at the show. Includes several photos taken at the clinic.

Making a Case for Operation

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Operations
Description:
This article covers why you might want to hold operating sessions, what you need to have to do operations, and detailed planning to bring it all about.

Making an S Scale MOW Crane

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
The author takes a Lionel American Flyer Maintenance-of-way crane and kit-bashes it into a very nice model.

Making Coal Mine Jennies

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
12
Author:
Bob Davis
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Using HO-scale track and cheaply-acquired HO-scale gondolas, the author shortened the cars to make S-scale jennies (coal mine carts). Includes several construction photos.

Making S-S-S-Scenery Using Woodland Scenics Products Part II

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
16
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Using the various scenery kits available from Woodland Scenics, in this installment the author paints the scenery base, applies scenery base texture, adds details, and installs trees. Includes several photos.

Making Steamers Perform Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Joe Scales
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This installment covers how to get a Rex 2-6-0 to run better.

Making Steamers Perform Part 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Joe Scales
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
In this installment, the author covers how to check and fix whether or not driver wheels are truly round, whether they are quartered correctly, and whether or not the spacing is correct between the axles and the crank pins.

Making the Rex 0-6-0 and 2-6-0 Locomotives Behave

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #2 Spring
Page:
4
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author tackles some design problems that they locomotives have to make them run smoother.

Manufacturer of the Year

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Page:
13
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The 1994 award went to Tom Hodgson of American Hi-Rail, primarily for his steam and diesel conversion shells.

Manufactures Help S Grow

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-05/06
Page:
19
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Various manufacturers respond to the current and future state of S.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Dispatch Authors

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
Basic how-to information for submitting articles for the NASG's Dispatch.

Markers Make the Difference

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
20
Author:
Herbert Adams
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author describes how he made caboose marker lights using Grain-O-Wheat lightbulbs and fibre optics. Includes a diagram on how to place the various components.

Matchbox Cars

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

May I Have The Envelope Please?

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #3 June
Page:
19
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The previous survey done by the NASG's Manufacturers' Advisory Group was mostly focused on A.F and hi-rail, but more manufacturers are interested in the "scale" side of S-scale, so a new survey was created to include all aspects of S-scale modeling. The results of this survey are shown in this article.

Measure the Time

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

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Moe Berk
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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 1991 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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 1991 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author introduces Kent Singer, a Dispatch columnist, to the audience.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #3 May
Page:
5
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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 1991 #4 August
Page:
7
Author:
Lee Johnson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Covered in this issue is Graham Henry.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
This column introduces Dave Jasper.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing Jim Kindraka.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
This column introduces Billy Wade.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing Don Hudson.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing Dan Navarre.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing Brian Jackson, former editor Bob Jackson's son.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #5 October
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Marty Glass.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Russ Mobley (the third general director of the NASG, and owner of Amity Star Models).

Meet An S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #3 June
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Ken Zieska.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bob introduces himself as a real railroader, model press author, and owner of the well-known (fictitious) SHABBONA railroad.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #5 October
Page:
21
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
An introduction to Frank Titman, owner of Lehigh Valley Models. Includes several photos taken by Frank around his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
An introduction to Jamie Bothwell.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #2 April
Page:
9
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
An introduction to Bill Fraley of Hershey, PA.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #3 June
Page:
9
Author:
Roy Meissner
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Roy Meissner introduces himself.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #6 December
Page:
26
Author:
Gregg Miller
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The article introduces Gregg Miller who organized the 1995 NASG Convention.

Meet An S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #1 February
Page:
19
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction of Larry Hilley, posthumously.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #2 April
Page:
24
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Dave Held.

Meet An S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction to NASG president Alan Evans.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
25
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing John Foley.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
Joseph Jansky
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author introduces his 6-year-old son, and the youngest member of the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction to Craig O'Connell. Includes a track plan of his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #2 April
Page:
13
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction to Dick Kloes.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Glenn A. Ritter
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction to Glenn Ritter. Includes photos and a track plan of his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #6 December
Page:
16
Author:
Joel Lebovitz
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The NASG's Promotions Chairman introduces himself.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
John Beck
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author introduces himself, but most of the article is about his design and construction of his S-scale layout, The Kentucky Road. Includes a track plan and several photos.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
23
Author:
Dick Wholf
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Mike Fyten and his Kaw Valley Railroad layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #5 October
Page:
29
Author:
Paul Yorke
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction to Paul Yorke.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Denis Fortier
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Denis Fortier from Canada.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author introduces himself, describes his layout, and shares a number of photos.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #1 February
Page:
9
Author:
Dave Pool
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction to Henry "Hank" Roos. Those on the S-scale discussion list will recognize his son Pieter Roos' name.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Lane
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction to, and remembrance of, John Craft.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Introduction of Fred and Dolores Rouse who bought S Scale Locomotive & Supply.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #2 April
Page:
12
Author:
Wally Collins
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Introduction to Earl Eshelman, who manufactured O- and S-scale turnouts and track.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Rich Gajnak
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Rich Gajnak's alter-ego, Rusty Traque, introduces Rich, modeling a completely freelanced railroad.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #5 October
Page:
25
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing Hiram Graves. Includes a model photo of the 2nd place Craftsman category he won at the 2002 NASG Convention.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Ron Schlicht
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing Ron Schlicht and his modular layout. Includes many photos of the modules, and a track plan of his home layout which measures 16'x20'.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Dick Kloes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This is a follow-up with Dick Kloes as he updates the reader on the state of his freelanced "Root River & Southern" railroad. Includes layout photos and a track plan. Dick's layout will be open during the 2003 NASG Convention.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Craig Wright
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing Craig Wright and his Sn3 layout, the "Cumbres, Toltec and Western RR". Includes photos and a track plan scan.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Paul Raham
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing Paul Raham, and his layout, the "Moira Valley Lines". Includes two close-up photos of Paul's layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing NASG President Roy Hoffman and his layout, the Penn Western. Includes several photos of him and his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #2 April
Page:
19
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introducing Wally Collins (81 at the time). Includes several photos of Wally and his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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 2005 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bill introduces Stan Furmanak, who is the new NASG membership secretary. Includes photos of Stan and some of the models he has built.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bill introduces Tom Robichaud who is a member of the Bristol S Gauge Club.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Joe and Lori Fuss, owners of Ragg's To Riches, are introduced. They personally model in Sn3, although their company sells products for most scales. Includes the history of the company.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Bert Mahr and his "Conrail & Eastern Railroad". Includes a couple of photos.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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 2007 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Emory Shughart, and his whole family. Includes a few photos of Emory's A.F. layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces John Degnan. Includes a photo of him and Jim King (Smoky Mountain Modelworks).

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
11
Author:
Roger Nulton
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Re-introduces the Chervens, namely father Vic Cherven, Sr and Vic Cherven, Jr. This article provides a complete history of the father-and-son team, and the various layouts that they built over the years, including the current one that measures 40'x65'. Includes many photos.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Jim King, owner of Smoky Mountain Modelworks.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #6 December
Page:
24
Author:
Ken Kemzura
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduces Ken Kemzura.

Meet An S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #1 February
Page:
13
Author:
Gaylord Gill
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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 2011 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bill introduces Cliff Brown who models the Lehigh Valley.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
JGG Kahn, Sr
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Jace describes his path to finding S-scale model railroading, and his plans now that he is approaching retirement.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author, and NASG webmaster, Peter Vanvliet, introduces himself and his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The author "introduces" himself (he has been a member of the NASG BOT, and a well-known modeler for many years).

Meet an S Gauger - George Reneris

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2009 #1 February
Page:
16
Author:
George Reneris
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his Snoqualmie, Mohonk & Panguitch RR, which is an M-shaped 11' by 21', three-level layout.

Meet An S Gauger Monte Heppe

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February
Page:
7
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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.

Meet an S Gaugers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #3 June
Page:
17
Author:
Ernie Horr
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction to Ernie Horr. As this issue went to the printer, Ernie passed away on June 16, 2000. Includes photos of Ernie, his wife, and his layout. Also includes a track plan of his "The Tinplate Road".

Meet the S Gaugian Staff

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-05/06
Page:
9
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The article covers the members of the Heimburger House publishing company, and shares photos of them.

Meet Your Fellow Collector

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
24
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Collecting
Description:
Several collectors are profiled in this article.

Meet Your Membership Chairman

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #3 June
Page:
31
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Introduction to Dody Stevens and her husband Paul and son Mark; all three are S-scale modelers.

Memories of the A.C. Gilberts from Julie Gilbert Trail Part I

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-09/10
Page:
22
Author:
Julie Gilbert Trail
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
This is the first installment of an article written by the eldest child of A.C. Gilbert, Jr., who was A.C. Gilbert's son and who took over the company when A.C. retired. It describes her father, her grandfather, and what she remembers of the company (back then girls were sheltered from the business' goings-on). Several photos are included.

Memories of the A.C. Gilberts from Julie Gilbert Trail Part II

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-11/12
Page:
15
Author:
Julie Gilbert Trail
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The story of Julie growing up with her father continues, dealing with him loosing the company.

Message from the BOT

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #3 June
Page:
4
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroads and People
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?".

Miami Valley S Gaugers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September
Page:
42
Author:
Alan Smith
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The club set up their layout at the NMRA's 2016 National Train Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Miami Valley S Gaugers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
36
Author:
Ray Garbee
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author shares photos of the club's set-up at the 2016 NMRA Division 7 train show.

Miami valley S Gaugers Go 'High Tech'

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
30
Author:
Mike Lewis
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author describes how the club bought and installed a Programmable Logic Controller to run the eight accessories on their 32' x 20' club layout.

Midwest Infested

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the 2014 Fall S Fest and the all-scales Trainfest in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee '85 Convention Wrapup

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1985 #3 Summer
Page:
12
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
At the 1985 NMRA Convention, S-scale was well-represented by the largest layout at the convention. Photos accompany this brief article.

Milwaukee Road - Circa 1959

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #1 February
Page:
17
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A couple of photos of Bob's layout.

Milwaukee Trainfest 2012

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #6 December
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos taken at the show, as well as at local layouts that were open for tours.

Minor Adjustments: Fixing the American Models Passenger Trucks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1984 #4 Fall
Page:
12
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The early-production streamlined passenger car trucks from AM showed a tendency to fall apart. This article describes how to fix that.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Detailed report about what happened at the BOT meeting at the 1990 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1991 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The full report of the NASG's BOT meeting that took place at the 1991 NASG Convention in Syracuse, NY.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #1 February
Page:
34
Author:
Mark McFrederick
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The secretary's report of what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 1992 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting NASG, Inc.

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #5 December
Page:
6
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Detailed notes about what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 1988 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the BOT Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #6 December
Page:
17
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The NASG Secretary presents the minutes of the NASG BOT meeting at the 1989 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the General Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Detailed description of what was covered in the general NASG membership meeting.

Minutes of The General Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #2 April
Page:
6
Author:
Mark McFrederick
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The official notes taken at the NASG's general business meeting at the 1991 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the General Business Meeting NASG, Inc.

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #5 December
Page:
8
Author:
Moe Berk
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Notes about what happened at the NASG General Membership meeting at the 1988 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #4 Fall
Page:
15
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Notes of what happened during the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1986 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Teleconference

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #2 April
Page:
30
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A record of what happened during the most recent NASG BOT telephone meeting.

Minutes of the NASG BOT

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #5 October
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The report of what happened at the 2012 NASG Convention's BOT meeting.

Minutes of the NASG General Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #4 Fall
Page:
17
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Notes from the general NASG membership meeting held at the 1986 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG's Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1987 #4 Fall
Page:
24
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
In addition to issues related to printing the Dispatch, Convention issues, the establishment of the Tony Perles award was made, and Don Thompson was selected as the Treasurer due to the election vacancy.

Missionaries for S

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Jay Mellon
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
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.

Model Contests

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author series about model contests at NASG Convention continues with this issue covering how the judging is performed.

Model of the Month

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1993-05
Page:
112
Author:
Leonard Norman
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The photo is of an Illinois Central 2-8-4 that is a scratchbuild engine made out of sheet and bar brass started by Leonard. He passed away, and so Charles Sanderfeld bought it and continued to work on it. He also passed away before the model was completed. Finally, three friends bought the engine and continued to work on it to completion.

Model of the Month

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-05
Page:
71
Author:
Simon Parent
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
Simon won the award for modeling Canadian National class J-3b 4-6-2 Pacific #5076 in S-scale.

Model Photography Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #2 April
Page:
9
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Photography & Videography
Description:
This is the first of a series on how to do quality model photography, ready for the print press. It covers the equipment needed. Several set-ups are shown in the accompanying photos.

Model Photography Part 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Photography & Videography
Description:
This installment covers how to select your film, lighting, and equipment setup.

Model Railroad Experience

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September
Page:
8
Author:
Roy Inman
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The Model Railroad Experience is 8,000 square feet of toy trains in Kansas City's historic Union Station, part of which is S-scale. This is a one-page photo essay.

Model Your Own S Town: Zachow, Wisconsin

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-07/08
Page:
18
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
A brief history and an aerial photo show that the town could be modeled, in its entirety, in S-scale.

Modeling a Heavy Flatcar Load

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
7
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
Inspired by a prototype photo, the author describes how he built the 100-ton load for a flat car. Includes model photos and design diagrams.

Modeling AMTRAK's B32-8WH

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
31
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
After a brief description of this passenger locomotive, the author describes how he modeled it in S-scale using a Dash 8-40B shell from American Hi-Rail as his starting point.

Modeling Canada in S The British Way

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1994 #6 December
Page:
35
Author:
Kelvin White
Category:
Modules
Description:
A design for a set of modules that model the Finistere, New Brunswick. Includes track plan.

Modeling Elevated Rail Lines

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Elevating ones layout track can expand the available modeling space. The author shows examples on his and other's layouts.

Modeling PFE Woodside Refrigerator Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
17
Author:
Paul Washburn
Category:
Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars
Description:
After a brief introduction of his layout, the author describes how he builds reefers from scratch or from kitbashed models. Includes many close-up construction photos.

Modeling Railroad Competition Layout Design of the NEW and the O&LD

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1983 #2 Spring
Page:
7
Author:
Douglas Gurin
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
A busy trackplan with two competing railroads are discussed, with suggestions on how to model them.

Modeling the Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the book by Brooks Stover, which covers the prototype BC&G railroad, and how he modeled it in S-scale.

Modeling the Shasta Daylight Part Two

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
24
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
In this installment the author covers underbody details, external details, dealing with the triple-unit diner, and the parlor/observation car (the author's most difficult part of the project).

Modeling Track

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Buyers' Guide 1994-04
Page:
21
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Track
Description:
The article covers how rail size is related to rail weight, how that relates to rail height in the model, and what is recommended for laying S-scale track. Also covered are weathering rail, applying ballast, fish plates, switch details, and switch stands.

Modern Concrete Grain Silo

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March
Page:
18
Author:
Randy Griggs
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a modern grain silo, and the associated equipment. Includes lots of construction photos and prototype data. See the web site link for the new, permanent location of the supplemental files the author provided as part of this article. (related web page)

Modern Gondolas

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
Alex Binkley
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
The author describes how he took an American Models 52-foot, AM 40-foot, and MTH's O-27 gondolas to kitbash his modern cars. Includes photos of his completed models.

Modern Modeling

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Buyers' Guide 1994-12
Page:
28
Author:
Michael Elkin
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author won the Weathering contest at the recent NASG Convention, and so in this article he describes how he painted and weathered his Pacific Rail Shops 50-foot box car. Includes a couple of model photos.

Modern Modeling

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-02
Page:
23
Author:
Bruce Bogart
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
Modeling a Chessie box car using the Pacific Rail Shops' 50' double-door box car kit. The major focus of the article is on the application of the decals.

Modern Modeling

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
19
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Automobiles
Description:
Information about how to model railroad trailers (i.e. those of semi-trucks) in S-scale. Includes several model and prototype photos.

Modern Modeling ABOX, The Other Railbox

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
17
Author:
Bruce Bogart
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
In 1978 and 1979, Pacific Car & Foundry built 400 special cars for Railbox which were non-cushioned underframe, 50-foot, AAR class "XM", plate C, combination-door box cars. This article covers how the author built one such car. Includes prototype and construction photos, scaled drawings, and a parts list.

Modifying American Models' Streamlined Passenger Cars

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
27
Author:
Richard Arsenault
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author describes how he improved the American Models lightweight streamlined passenger cars. He added interior lighting and the improved trucks available from American Models. He also added interior and exterior details and some weight, because those models are made entirely of plastic and so are very light.

Modifying an Atlas HO Pony Truss Bridge for S-gauge

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Dan De Santis
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
A detailed assembly diagram and step-by-step instructions describe how to do the modifications.

Modifying Pacific Rail's 50' Boxcars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jon Firpach
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author shares the modifications he has made to the Pacific Rail Shops' 50-foot box cars to make them even more accurate, and more specific to particular railroads' versions. Includes photos and detail-drawings.

Modular Backdrop

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #3 June
Page:
34
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Modules
Description:
Building modular backdrops from foamcore boards fastened with Velcro.

Modular Layout Ideas

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
18
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Category:
Modules
Description:
How "carrier control" (pre-cursor to modernday DCC) affects the S-MOD modules' wiring. Also covered are putting the carrier-control decoders in secondary cars, and how to wire the plugs between it and the engine. The author also covers the fact that facing-point turnouts should be avoided on modules to simplify operations. Finally, he discusses the idea of improving storage by using car floats.

Modular Standards Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #4 October
Page:
28
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Modules
Description:
The final track plan of the largest S-scale modular layout built and operated up to that point in time is shown.

Modular Standards Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1986 #4 Fall
Page:
20
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Modules
Description:
Don takes over from Tom Hawley to manage the standards for S-scale modular railroading. The issue covered here was the electrical connectors to be used for modules.

Modular Standards Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #1 March
Page:
16
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Modules
Description:
The page shows a CAD drawing of the layout/track plan of the S-MOD modules scheduled to attend at the 1988 NASG Convention. Measuring 50'x90', and consisting of 60 modules, this would be the largest such setup.

Modular Standards Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1988 #2 June
Page:
13
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Modules
Description:
The page shows a CAD drawing of the layout/track plan of the S-MOD modules scheduled to attend at the 1988 NASG Convention. The layout has been updated based on responses from clubs, and it is now scheduled to measure 74'x118', 468' of track.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
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 1996 #1 February
Page:
24
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author shares how the Connecticut S-Gaugers club decided on the dimensions of their modules. Shows diagrams of how they did their corner modules.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author describes corner modules that can handle large equipment, and designing a set-up that doesn't require an odd spacer module with doing L-shaped set-ups.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
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 1997 #2 April
Page:
15
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Modules
Description:
The column covers how the Connecticut S Gaugers hand-laid the track on their modules.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
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
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
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
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Freight Car Loads
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
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Freight Car Loads
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
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
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
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
Description:
Tips on how to apply ballast using a mustard bottle.

Module Corner

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

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #3 June
Page:
11
Author:
Dan Vandermause
Category:
Modules
Description:
Photos and a description of the Potomac Valley S Gauge Association first modular layout. Includes track plans of some of the modules.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
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 2005 #2 April
Page:
13
Author:
Ken Garber
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author describes his figure-8 set-up that he used at a regional flea market show, where the engine just clears the caboose at the crossing. Includes one photo.

Module Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
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
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
How to properly store farm tractors on flat cars.

Module Corner Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Chuck Smith
Category:
Modules
Description:
Covers the step-by-step process that the Rochester Area S Gaugers took to install code 148 flextrack on their club modules. Includes many photos.

Module Corner Part 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
Chuck Smith
Category:
Modules
Description:
Continuing with the Rochester Area S Gaugers' module construction article, this installment covers how the club ballasts their track. Includes several photos.

Module Corner Part I

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
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.

Module Corner Part I

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Modules
Description:
The column covers how the Connecticut S Gaugers built their corner modules.

Module Corner Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Modules
Description:
The construction information about the Connecticut S Gaugers' corner modules continues.

Module Corner Part III

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Modules
Description:
The construction information about the Connecticut S Gaugers' corner modules continues, covering trackwork in this issue.

Monon Railroad "The Hoosier Line"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #4 August
Page:
18
Author:
Roger Nulton
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A photo essay about the author's layout, with a track plan.

Monon Route The Hoosier Line: Indiana's Railroad

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-09/10
Page:
33
Author:
Roger Nulton
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A brief introduction to the author's second layout, which has been demolished due to a move. Includes a couple of photos.

Monon's Fourth Subdivision

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-08
Page:
40
Author:
Roger Nulton
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Roger's layout fits within a 1,200 square-foot basement, with staging yards going into the garage. The layout is set in Indiana and features many interchanges with other railroads. In addition to many layout photographs, there is also a track plan included.

More Command Control

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1992 #4 August
Page:
6
Authors:
Bob Jackson & John Long
Category:
Electronics
Description:
Continuing with the series of how command-control can be implemented in S-scale, the authors cover the ability to plug in the controller at various points along the layout and how to wire that with the Keller Engineering Onboard system, and how to wire the layout for the system.

More Loads for S Scale Open Top Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
A Rex flat car with a box and a GM engine as its load. A converted AF flat car with a large lumber load.

More Loads for S Scale Open Top Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #1 February
Page:
27
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
Two photos, one of a Rex Engineering Lowside gondola loaded with a Building & Structure Co. wooden container kit. The other is an American Models flat car with a load of seven John Deere tractors.

More Lore...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author describes how he takes audio speakers, dresses them up as buildings, and places them around his layout.

More Lore...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #3 June
Page:
27
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
Modeling trash around the streets and tracks.

More on Re-gauging Atlas HO Switches

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Track
Description:
The author does a follow-up article to his 1994 article, answering questions, and showing more detailed photos.

More Poultry Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
38
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
An update, indicating the Lehigh Valley Models' Palace Poultry car kit. David Tyner shares photos of the construction of his kit.

Mountaineer Limited 2008 NASG National Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More information about the 2008 NASG Convention in Lowell, MA, covering all the layouts open, and clinics. Includes several layout photos.

Moving Passengers in "S" Scale

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
15
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
After covering the prototype history of the New Haven's Pullman-Standard passenger coach cars ordered after the 1930s, the author continues by describing how A.C. Gilbert American Flyer and American Hi-Rail passenger cars can be used to model these prototype cars. Includes model photos, a 1958 New Haven main line diagram, and construction drawings.

Moving Passengers in "S" Scale

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
32
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
Parlor cars were first-class coaches operated by Pullman or the railroads themselves, which had individual revolving seats that were much like reclining living room chairs. The author describes how to model one of these in S-scale using various manufacturers' cars as base models. Includes detail drawings for kitbashing.

Mr. Plaster's Paster Products

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
31
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Several HO-scale loads and crates are available from Mr. Plaster that are usable in S-scale.

MTH Purchases S-Helper Service

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Following the official press release, Don explains why the delay in making the announcement. The article also covers a bit of company history.

MTL (Motor Tug Large) The Perfect Load for a Military Train

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2010-07/08
Page:
19
Author:
Dave Bellian
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
The author built a wooden master model of a 47' long MTL, and then created his own "kit" by making 8 molds total. This article is really about how to create your own mold and then casting the parts.

Much Ado About Everything

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author covers the difficulties encountered when storing, transporting, and maintaining large modular or portable layouts.

Multi-purpose Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author provides a description of the construction of the kit. Includes several photos.

Multiple-unit Commuter Combine

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1989-12/01
Page:
30
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Traction
Description:
The author describes how he "kit-bashed" this model of a motorized car. Includes photos, drawings, and a parts list.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #6 November
Page:
10
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The new Executive VP of the NASG describes the things he has been able to do because he joined the NASG and how it motivated him to do more.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
7
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author covers some ideas for local S-scale clubs to bring in new members.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
6
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Adding up all the available metrics, the author concludes that there are more S-scale modelers out there than these metrics account for. The question is how to contact them, and get them to join the NASG.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
23
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author briefly reports on what the Coastal Carolina Trainfest is all about and how he promoted S-scale at the event. Includes one photo of the author's set-up.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November
Page:
6
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reflects on what makes NASG Conventions so great.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author talks about the T-Trak modules at the NASG Conventions, consider writing an article about your layout for the Dispatch, and he shares a photo of a Harbor Master's office diorama.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The author covers what it takes to be on the NASG BOT, and consider offering your services to one of the committees.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Covers some of the extra tours available at the upcoming NASG Convention in Baltimore, and the clinics the author will be involved with at the event.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the Trainfest show in North Carolina, for which his club is a sponsoring member. He also covers products created by British company Deluxe Materials.

Musings from the Beach

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author briefly describes his visit to the 2017 NASG Convention, and what the NASG BOT is planning on doing.

My C&O BL2 Model

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author describes how he built his C&O #82 using the B.T.S. BL2 kit. Includes several photos of the model under construction and when completed.

My Train of Thought

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #5 October
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The new NASG president's first column, in which he runs through all the key people that are keeping the NASG humming along.

My Unplanned Reading GP35 Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February
Page:
19
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Locomotives - GP35
Description:
The author describes the engine that he bought from the Stan Furmanak estate, which was an American Model unit that needed to be repainted.

Names for 7/8" Gauges

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1989 #2 April
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad History
Description:
How "S" got its name.

Narrow Budget Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
29
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
This column covers narrow-gauge critters, including the ones that are available, and ones that can be kitbashed. Includes several model photos.

Narrow Budget Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
30
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
The Westside Lumber Company tank car #2. Covers the "tank only" kit from Rio Grande Models to be mounted on one of their 28-foot flat cars. It also covers the P-B-L brass model.

Narrow Budget Narrow Gauge

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
26
Author:
Mick O'Hanlon
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Using hydrocal-based kit pieces from both HO- and S-scale kits to form kitbashed structures.

NASG 2002 National Convention Schedule

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2002 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Events schedule for the 2002 NASG Convention, and tour descriptions. Includes several photos of layouts that are open during the Convention.

NASG 2003 Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2003 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Thorough review of the event, with lots of photos of people and models.

NASG 2004 Convention Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #5 October
Page:
38
Author:
Richard Lind
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A photo accompanies the product review of the Convention car, which is an S Scale America CNW welded double-plug-door insulated box car introduced in the late 1960s.

NASG 2004 Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2004 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report of the events that took place at the 2004 NASG Convention. Includes many photos.

NASG 2005 Convention Report - Now and Then

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2005 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of all the activities that took place at the Convention, followed by many pages of photos of models, layouts, and people.

NASG 2006 Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2006 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A full report of the 2006 NASG Convention held in Pontiac, Michigan.

NASG 2007

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Core information about the upcoming 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

NASG 2007

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More details about the upcoming 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

NASG 2007

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More details about the upcoming 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD, including a history behind the club organizing the event, and the decision as to why the convention car was chosen.

NASG 2007 Contest Models

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of some of the contest models found at the 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

NASG 2007 Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2007 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A detailed report about the 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

NASG 2008 National Convention Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More information about the 2008 NASG Convention in Lowell, MA, covering all the layouts open, and clinics. Includes several layout photos.

NASG 2011 Profit and Loss

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February
Page:
30
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations

NASG 2012 Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2011 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Introductions to the 2012 NASG Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

NASG 2012 Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February
Page:
27
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Covers the Convention car, area dining, the special Flyer contest, and the tentative schedule.

NASG 2012 Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #2 April
Page:
4
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Covers the area sightings at the upcoming Convention, as well as a number of updates.

NASG 2012 Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2012 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Layouts one can visit on the way to or from the Convention.

NASG 2013 Annual Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2013 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Introductory information about the 2013 NASG Convention in Scranton, PA.

NASG 2015 Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #4 July
Page:
11
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More details on clinics and the schedule for the upcoming Convention.

NASG 2016 Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March
Page:
9
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Detailed information about the upcoming 2016 NASG Convention. Includes photos of the hotel, the two Convention cars, and a description of the extra-fare tours.

NASG 2016 Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May
Page:
21
Authors:
Dan Navarre & Gaylord Gill
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More details about the upcoming Convention, with photos of local layouts.

NASG 2016 Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
14
Author:
Gaylord Gill
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More details about the upcoming Convention, covering local layouts, model contests, clinics, registration, the hotel, and the event's schedule.

NASG 50th Anniversary Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2010 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
Walt Jopke
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Many details about the upcoming 2010 NASG Convention, including Tony Koester as the special banquet speaker.

NASG ACF Brass Car Anniversary

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #4 July
Page:
15
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author recalls the first NASG brass car project from 31 years ago. Includes several photos of the covered hopper and other project cars.

NASG and Online Shopping

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May
Page:
14
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A thorough review of the how the new online shopping cart of the NASG web site works. (related web page)

NASG Annual Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos, contest winners, and a summary of the 1996 NASG Convention in Dearborn, Michigan.

NASG Annual Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and a report of the 1997 NASG Convention in Denver, CO.

NASG Annual Convention -Horseshoe Curve 1995-

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1995 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes the events at the Convention. Includes many photos taken at the event.

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #5 October
Page:
37
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Notes from the NASG's general membership meeting held at the 1998 NASG Convention.

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1999 #5 October
Page:
37
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Report of what happened at the 1999 NASG general membership meeting.

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2000 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A report of what happened at the NASG general membership meeting at the 2000 NASG Convention.

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2001 #5 October
Page:
37
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
A full report of the NASG general membership business meeting at the 2001 NASG Convention.

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes - 1997

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report of what happened at the general membership meeting at the 1997 NASG Convention.

NASG at the National Train Show

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2008 #5 October
Page:
34
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report and a few photos of the NASG's booth at the NTS in 2008.

NASG at the S Scale Midwest Show

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
38
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Reporting on the first merged show, covering S- and O-scale modeling in the Midwest. Includes three photos.

NASG at the S Scale Midwest Show

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November
Page:
39
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Another report on the first merged show, covering S- and O-scale modeling in the Midwest. Includes three photos.

NASG at the WGH on Tour

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July
Page:
19
Author:
Greg Klein
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report of the NASG booths at the WGH shows attended in 2016. The article concludes with a strong negative comment about perceived support for the NASG booths.

NASG at the WGH on Tour

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September
Page:
15
Author:
Greg Klein
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The NASG booth at the WGH show, sharing a couple of photos from recent shows.

NASG Board of Trustees (BOT) Meeting Minutes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1998 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Notes from the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1998 NASG Convention.

NASG Board of Trustees (BOT) Meeting Minutes - 1997

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1997 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report of what happened at the BOT meeting at the 1997 NASG Convention.

NASG Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes - 1996

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1996 #5 October
Page:
28
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations

NASG Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Notes about the 2017 NASG BOT meeting. The rest of this article is really a continuation of the report started on page 17.

NASG Business Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1990 #2 April
Page:
16
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Covers the rate increases for inserts included with mailed Dispatch issues.

NASG By-Laws

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch 1993 #4 August
Page:
56
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations