My Library - Magazine Articles for S Scale

"87 for 87"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
Page:
18
Author:
Don Woods
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
A reprint of an article about trying to come with 87 new AF-based products for 1987.

"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)

11th Annual Fall "S" Fest Wrap-up

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1987
Page:
5
Author:
Vera Geerts
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A brief summary of the events at the show.

1983 NASG National Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 1, Winter 1983
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 Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
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 Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
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.

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.

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.

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 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.

2010 Duluth Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
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 Volume 33, Number 6, December 2009
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.

2014 NASG Convention - The Heartland S-press

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

50th Anniversary NASG Timeline

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
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 Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
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 Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
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 Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
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.

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 4-truck Flatcar Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
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 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 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 Few Things You Can't Live Without

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-03
Page:
85
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
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 Full Size Structure From a Toy Car Diorama

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, February 2010
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:
unknown
Category:
Model Railroad History
Description:
Funny and interesting tidbits in the S Gaugian magazine's 45-year history.

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 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 Mack "Bulldog" Coal Delivery Truck in S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
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 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 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 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 Photo Visit to The Twin Cities

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
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 Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
Page:
6
Authors:
Don Thompson & Dick Karnes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Four pages of photos of John's Pennepack Valley & Western Railroad.

A Practical Rail Inspection Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
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 Volume 07, Number 2, Spring 1984
Page:
10
Author:
James Soberman
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
A handful of ideas for how to effectively weather a model.

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 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 Review: Backhead Kit for the American Models Northern

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, April 2010
Page:
12
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
Painting and installing the backhead kit.

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 Tale of Two Gondolas

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, April 2010
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 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 Visit With Dave Smith

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
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 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 Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
Page:
5
Author:
Gale Hall
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
A short article on how to do the conversion.

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.

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.

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 Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
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 Public Transit with Help from PHM

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

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.

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.

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 Volume 12, Number 6, December 1989
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.

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 2001-09/10
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 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 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 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 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 Service Committee October 1989 Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
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 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 Models AAR Freight Car Truck

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 2, Spring 1983
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 K5 Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 2, April 2011
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.

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 Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
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 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 Easy-to-build Flatcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
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 HO Walthers Pier Warehouse Will Do Just Fine

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 1, February 2009
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 Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
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 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 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 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 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.

Announcements

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The creation of the Tony Perles award. 1987 NASG election results.

Another Motormax Diorama Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
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 Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
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 Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
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 Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
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.

Astro Rail '89 - Report from Houston

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
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.

Atlas O Scale Control/Signal Tower Conversion to S Scale

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 6, December 2009
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Basic Turnout Wiring

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
Page:
14
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Category:
Track
Description:
Several turnout by manufacturers are described how to hook them up electrically.

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 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 Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
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 Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
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.

Best in Show Duluth 2010

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
Page:
8
Author:
R. James Whipple
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Contest winners report for the 2010 NASG Convention.

Bike Shop - Post Office

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 1, February 2009
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 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 Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
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 Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
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.

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.

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.

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 Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
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 Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
29
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Information about the May 2014 Flyer Fest West train show. Includes photos of layouts and the Cable Car Museum.

Brass Models with Code 110 Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
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.

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 Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
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.

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 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 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 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 a Hand-held Throttle

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
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 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 Sierra Railroad 2-8-0

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
12
Author:
Vincent Pellitteri
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
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 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 Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
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 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 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 Volume 37, Number 3, June 2013
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 Scale Roadrailers

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 4, Fall 1983
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 Volume 37, Number 3, June 2013
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.

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.

Calabash Terminal Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 2, April 2011
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.

Central Jersey S Scalers 8th Annual Fall Get-Together

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 6, December 1989
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 Standards

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
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.

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.

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.

Clearing Up (We Hope!) That Coupon Confusion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 1, Winter 1983
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.

Closing the Gap: Modifying Coupler Mounts

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2009 Fall
Page:
12
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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.

Complete Text of the Convention Brochure

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 04, Number 6, November 1981
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.

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.

Contest Results

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
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 Volume 33, Number 5, October 2009
Page:
17
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Bob shows photos of the models that won contests in the St. Louis show.

Contest Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
Page:
21
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos of the contest winners' models at the 2010 NASG Convention.

Convention Outlook

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
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 Volume 35, Number 5, October 2011
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
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.

Dayton Freight Motor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 05, Number 5, May 1982
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.

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

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 6, December 2009
Page:
11
Author:
Al Castellani
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
This brief article describes the process the author went through and includes several construction photos.

Dear S-Gauger

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 04, Number 6, November 1981
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 Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
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 Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
6
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
A collection of new decals announced from various manufacturers.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
5
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
New releases of decals in S-scale.

Decal Corner

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
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.

Detailing a Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
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 Putt Trains Diesel Switcher

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, February 2010
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 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 The American Models Twin Hopper

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
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 Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
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.

Details, Details, Details

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 3, Summer 1983
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 Volume 06, Number 4, Fall 1983
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 Volume 07, Number 1, Winter 1984
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 Volume 07, Number 3, Summer 1984
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 Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
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 Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
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 Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
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.

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 Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
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.

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.

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 Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
Page:
5
Author:
unknown
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
Various small drawings of the car.

East Broad Top Underway

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
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 Tracklaying

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
Page:
6
Author:
Charlie Sandersfeld
Category:
Track
Description:
The author describes how his group (the S Team) of modelers lay their track quickly.

Editorial

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
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 Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
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 Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
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 Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
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 Volume 06, Number 1, Winter 1983
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 Volume 06, Number 3, Summer 1983
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
Purpose behind the included survey.

Elaine's Elaborations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 1, Winter 1984
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 Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Elaine reports the results of the 1983 NASG Dispatch survey.

Electric Substation Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
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 Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
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 Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
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.

Engine Terminal Wiring

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
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.

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 Volume 05, Number 6, Fall 1982
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 Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
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).

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 Volume 35, Number 1, February 2011
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 Volume 35, Number 2, April 2011
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.

Fall 'S' Fest Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
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 Volume 28, Number 6, December 2004
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 Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 04, Number 6, November 1981
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 Volume 33, Number 6, December 2009
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 Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
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: 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.

Fighting Fatigue in Woburn

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 3, Summer 1983
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 Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
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 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 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 Michigan Spree a Success

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Report about the show.

Fixin' Flyer

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 6, December 2004
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.

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 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.

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.

FP-7 Diesel Electric Locomotive by American Models

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 05, Number 6, Fall 1982
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.

Freight Depot

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
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 the Conductor

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
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 Executive Suite

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
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 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 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 President...

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
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".

Geauga Motors Used Car Lot

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
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 Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Hi Rail Standards Committee Progress Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 04, Number 6, November 1981
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Terminology
Description:
What is an S-scale "hi-rail" modeler? What materials are available for the hi-rail modeler?

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.

History Lesson Wabash Valley F3 A&B Units

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 5, October 2006
Page:
20
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
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.

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 Volume 05, Number 2, March 1982
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 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 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 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 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 Volume 07, Number 2, Spring 1984
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 Volume 07, Number 3, Summer 1984
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 Scratch Build a Steam Engine Frame Or, The Steamer of Your Dreams

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 3, Summer 1983
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.

Illinois Railroad Relocates to Pacific Northwest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
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.

Improved Blomberg Sideframes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
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 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 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.

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

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 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 Sill Steps and Couplers on Rex Car Bodies

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 1, Winter 1983
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.

Interpreting A B&O P1-d Pacific

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 2, April 2011
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.

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.

Jeff's Junction

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
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 Volume 30, Number 6, December 2006
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 Volume 33, Number 1, February 2009
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 Volume 33, Number 2, April 2009
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 Volume 33, Number 6, December 2009
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 Volume 34, Number 2, April 2010
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 Volume 34, Number 2, February 2010
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 Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
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 Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
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 Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
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 Volume 35, Number 1, February 2011
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 Volume 33, Number 5, October 2009
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.

Jersey Central Caboose ... An A.F. Conversion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
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'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.

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.

Just an Old Concrete Bridge

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
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 Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
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 Volume 12, Number 4, August 1989
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 Volume 12, Number 4, August 1989
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 Volume 12, Number 4, August 1989
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.

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 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 Scale Cars from Toy Bodies

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 1, Winter 1986
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 Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
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 Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
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 Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
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 Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
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.

KVD Industrial Ladders Kit

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
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.

Last Run

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 5, October 2011
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 Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
20
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 Howie Waelder

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

Last Run Russ Downs

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

Last Run: Jesse Bennett

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
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: Stan Furmanak

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bill describes Stan's involvement in the hobby.

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 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.

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 - Diesel
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 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.

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 Shows Commitment to S Gauge

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
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.

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.

Loads for "S" Scale Open Top Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
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.

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 Volume 35, Number 1, February 2011
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.

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 Those Cantankerous Imports Purrrr....

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
28
Author:
Frank Titman
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author explains what he did to make the Omnicon PRR steamers work better.

Making a Case for Operation

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
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 Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
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 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 Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
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 Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
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 Volume 06, Number 2, Spring 1983
Page:
4
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author tackles some design problems that they locomotives have to make them run smoother.

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 Volume 05, Number 2, March 1982
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.

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 Volume 28, Number 6, December 2004
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 Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
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 Volume 30, Number 6, December 2006
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 Volume 34, Number 2, February 2010
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 Volume 35, Number 1, February 2011
Page:
20
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Bill introduces Cliff Brown who models the Lehigh Valley.

Meet an S Gauger - George Reneris

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 1, February 2009
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 Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
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 Your Fellow Collector

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
24
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Collecting
Description:
Several collectors are profiled in this article.

Message from the BOT

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
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 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.

Milwaukee '85 Convention Wrapup

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
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 Trainfest 2012

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
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 Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
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 the Board of Trustees Meeting NASG, Inc.

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
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 Volume 12, Number 6, December 1989
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 NASG, Inc.

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
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 Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
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 General Business Meeting

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
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 Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
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.

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 Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
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 Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
22
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Photography & Videography
Description:
This installment covers how to select your film, lighting, and equipment setup.

Modeling Railroad Competition Layout Design of the NEW and the O&LD

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 2, Spring 1983
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 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).

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.

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 Volume 11, Number 4, October 1988
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 Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
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 Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
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 Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
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 Volume 30, Number 6, December 2006
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.

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 Loads for S Scale Open Top Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
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 Volume 35, Number 1, February 2011
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.

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.

Names for 7/8" Gauges

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
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 2006 Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 5, October 2006
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A full report of the 2006 NASG Convention held in Pontiac, Michigan.

NASG 50th Anniversary Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, April 2010
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 Convention Cars

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
Page:
30
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
A listing of the annual NASG Convention cars from 1985 through 2010.

NASG Launches "Special Interest Groups"

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

NASG Promotions

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
Page:
12
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:
Efforts in the works by the NASG Promotions committee.

NASG Survey Results

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
Page:
18
Author:
Larry Sokol
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The membership's answers to the survey questions.

NASG Trackwork and Wheel Standard

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
4
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Track
Description:
Information about the current NASG track standard. Includes a listing of track and brass models that comply with that standard.

National Conventions of 1997

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
18
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author recounts his visits to the 1997 NMRA, NASG, and Narrow Gauge Conventions. Includes photos taken at the shows.

New Brunswick '88 Convention Overview

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 4, October 1988
Page:
8
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on his visit to the 1988 NASG Convention. Includes several photos, including most of the contest winners' models.

New from the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
27
Authors:
Andy Malette & Jim Martin
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The authors cover the local shows that The S Scale Workshop members attend, and how they help the effort of spreading the news of S-scale modeling in Canada. Includes some photos of show attendees.

New York Central Lot 588-H Hopper

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
42
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author built this three-bay hopper by using two two-bay American Models hoppers. Includes construction photos.

New York Central Multiple-Unit Cars From Commercial Components

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
16
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
The author describes how he created several types of NYC MU commuter cars using American Models coaches. Includes two model photos, one showing the power drive.

New York Central's Diesel Fueling Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
22
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
The author describes how he built this rather unusual car.

News From the North

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
23
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
After a few notes, the author describes John Johnston's Shelter Valley and Trent River Railway S-scale layout. The article includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.

Next Stop Linwood!

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-08
Page:
52
Author:
Paul J. Dolkos
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Paul visits Mike Fyten's Kaw Valley model railroad, which is set in rural eastern Kansas in the early 1950s. It measures 28'x28' in a mostly around-the-walls layout with one peninsula. The article includes many photos, a track plan, and a small bio about Mike.

NMRA Standards Down Through the Years

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

NMRA/NASG Joint Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The 1990 NASG Convention will have an opportunity to expose non-S modelers to our scale, or so the author speculates.

North Carolina Portable Switching Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
Page:
28
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Modules
Description:
There being only two S-scale modelers in the all-scale club to which the author belongs, he decided that it would be better to build a portable switching layout serving six industries and a team track in a 2' x 8' space, rather than a full-blown modular layout. Includes photos of the layout, including how it folds up.

Oconomowoc NASG Draws Happy S Campers

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
16
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos and a review of the 2003 National Association of S Gaugers Convention held in July 2003 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Old Building, New Techniques

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2006-07
Page:
46
Author:
Alexander Zelkin
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author built an S-scale logging supply store copying Earl Smallshaw's HO-scale Perkins Produce. He used foam core board and polymer clay to build this structure.

Old Decals

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-02/03
Page:
35
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
The author letters a River Raisin PRR X33 for a Detroit Toledo & Ironton box car, which used the same design as the PRR's box car. He also shows a Northern Pacific 40-foot box car, using the RR PRR X31 box car. Both of these were lettered using leftover decals from other projects.

On3 to S

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The story of how to convert a Flying Zoo On3 2-6-0 to standard-gauge S-scale. The work was done by outside contractors. Includes several photos of the completed model.

One building Complex You've Gotta Have!

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-10
Page:
64
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
This is a kit review of the Grand River Models' Prince Edward Express structure consisting of a brick building containing offices and loading bays, together with a wood annex ("shed") that abuts its rear. The article includes photos of the kits parts and details, and various views of the completed structure.

Ontario Midland box car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
26
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
Oliver Clubine from Brantford, Ontario, Canada, built the S-scale box car featured in a photo from an S-Helper Service outside-braced box car.

Operations on the NYW&B

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-07
Page:
42
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Dick's layout will be open as part of the 32nd National Narrow Gauge. In this article he covers the design and implementation of his layout which has lots of electric engines, overhead wiring, and beautiful scenery, all done in the minority scale of S.

Oregon S Gaugers Meet

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 4, August 1989
Page:
8
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:
The first meeting of Oregon state-wide S-scale modelers, to gauge interest in a state-wide meeting, and to consider organizing a joint NASG/NMRA convention. People brought models, and John Verser (of Pacific Rail Shops) brought the latest box car model. Includes several photos.

OS from S Tower

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

OS from S Tower

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The editor reviews the 16-page insert in the May 2011 Railroad Model Craftsman magazine featuring S-scale products and articles.

OS from S Tower

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 5, October 2011
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The editor is proposing the idea of creating a "Great Model Railroads" magazine that only features S-scale layouts. One such magazine would be for standard- and narrow-gauge "scale" layouts, and a second such magazine could be for A.F. and hi-rail layouts.

OS from S Tower

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author answers the question, "Why do I like the oddball scale S?" (having switched from many years in HO-scale).

OS from S Tower

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 37, Number 3, June 2013
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
What kind of modeling can one do during a period of economic recession? The author provides a list of ideas that cost little or no money.

OS from S Tower

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
11
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author captures his thoughts on how far you are willing to compromise on your layout to model the real world, and what is the definition of "good enough".

OS From S Tower

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

Other Resources Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2009-05
Page:
76
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
The author discusses using HO- and O-scale parts for S-scale track, and using techniques covered in other-scales magazine articles that are applicable to S-scale.

Other Resources Part 3

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2009-07
Page:
80
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Using larger HO-scale buildings in S-scale layouts.

Other Resources Part 4

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2009-08
Page:
82
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
More examples of O- and HO-scale structures that can be used on S-scale layouts.

Our Layout is Strictly for Fun

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
38
Author:
Tony Ruffini
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his AF layout which is built on three 4'x8' tables.

Over the River and through the Woods

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
30
Author:
Richard Arsenault
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author describes how he installed the River Raisin Models' 175-ft. arched chord pin-connected single track brass truss bridge in his layout. Includes photos for preparing the area for the bridge. Also includes a side-bar on how truss bridges came about.

Oxford Two-Rail Train Club

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
22
Author:
Woody Hanger
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The club has no dues, and meets weekly for operating, construction, and more operating, in the loft of a barn that houses a 7-loop layout. Their 37'x24' regularly pulls 80-car trains. The layout is fully scenicked and includes tall mountains.

P-B-L's 1934 Ford Trucks

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
34
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Description:
These models originally designed and produced by the late Jim Finnell under the name "Chama Model Shop and Gallery". He sold the line to P-B-L who continue to produce and sell them under the name "Milestone Automobiles".

Painting, Lettering, and Weathering Baltimore & Ohio M-53 and M-53A Wagontop Boxcars

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-02
Page:
16
Authors:
Brendon L. Graeber & Geoffrey M. Graeber, MD
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
This installment continues the last issue's article, this time covering the decorating of the models, accompanied by step-by-step lettering photos. A materials list is also provided.

Passenger Car Modeling

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 6, December 1989
Page:
8
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
Learning that there is no one right way to do things, the author describes how he built three D&H passenger cars from various parts, some scratchbuilding, and all three were built using different methods. The cars and his modified AF PA1 are shown in the accompanying photos.

PBL Locomotive Paint

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
34
Author:
Jerry Boudreaux
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
The author shares how he uses Floquil and an airbrush to paint the P-B-L Sn3 brass locomotives.

Pine Canyon's Main Street Grows

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2008-01
Page:
84
Author:
David Jasper
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
A product review of the Pine Canyon Scale Models Professional Building kit.

Pittburgh's The One!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
All the details about the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention in Pittsburgh, PA, including the schedule, a Pittsburgh map, clinics, layout tours, and prototype activities.

Plentiful Pallets

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
24
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Scenery
Description:
How to scratchbuild wooden pallets.

Populating the AM Models GG-1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 6, December 2006
Page:
12
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:
The author shows how he scratchbuilt the interior, with figures, for the American Models GG-1.

Port Rowan in 1:64

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-02/03
Page:
8
Author:
Trevor Marshall
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes the history of Port Rowan, Ontario, on the north shore of Lake Erie, and proceeds to describe his layout, which is a small S-scale switching layout, built to Proto:64 standards. Included are lots of layout photos, a track plan, and a description of the operational scheme. (related web page)

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
53
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Small plastic manufacturing companies could be turned into producing model railroad products, if we provide them with the necessary data; the company doesn't have to be a pure model railroading-only company.

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
55
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
What S needs is a distributor, to help cut down on the amount of time cottage industry manufacturers have to spend on "administrivia".

Possibilities

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
55
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
What benefit would an S-scale distributor have to the community?

Preserving Pennsylvania's Railroad History

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-10
Page:
66
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author built a freelanced S-scale layout set in Pennsylvania to preserve the railroading heritage of the state. After describing how he got into S-scale, the author describes the operations on his layout, building a 15-foot long mountain, tall structures representing Philadelphia, and moving into DCC and Sn3.

President's Column

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

President's Message

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

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
A review of the past number of years of NASG Dispatch articles seems to indicate that the focus has been on "scale" modeling with little coverage for the A.F. enthusiast. To change that, Tom Nimelli has been appointed the Chairman of the American Flyer Enthusiast Committee.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 1, Winter 1986
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
A behind-the-scenes description of the people involved in creating the NASG's brass tank car project.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The various ways in which the non-S organizations and magazines are acknowledging S-scale efforts, and new companies and products that are flowing into S-scale.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 3, Summer 1986
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The president's message is to double the membership numbers in the NASG.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The politics of NASG elections.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
What does one get for NASG membership?

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Ed describes the tension between the NASG and the NMRA, and how the NMRA is starting to come around, by accepting the NASG's modular standard for S-scale, adopt the NASG's track standard, and including an S-scale column in their magazine, as well as considering joint conventions. He also laments the lack of support for brass products from the S-scale community.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Is critiquing a brass model in a public forum a good idea before consulting with the manufacturer first?

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The NASG is more united, as the Badgerland S Gaugers are trying include the "scalers" to the Fall S Fest, and Don Thompson heads up the Lionel/AF annual project car, and others' efforts at trying to unify AF, hi-rail, and scale modelers with the S community.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 4, October 1988
Page:
26
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Continued discussion related to criticism toward S-scale manufacturers.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
Page:
17
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Ed Loizeaux asked Jim to write this issue's article, so that Jim could write about the upcoming NASG election.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Responding to the claims that there are too many NYC and PRR engines being made, and not enough for other railroads.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
Page:
5
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Why has S-scale not grown at the rate the N-scale and G-gauge has done since their introduction?

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The NASG's president summarizes the accomplishments made during his reign.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 4, August 1989
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The new NASG president is asking for volunteers to fill vacated positions.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
This column addresses the need for exposing S-scale to the rest of the modeling community, and the president's desire to create a promotions committee.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 6, December 1989
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The president introduces the new Dispatch editor, and presents his expectations for the 1990 NMRA/NASG Convention.

President's Message

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The future of S-scale looks bright.

President's Message

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

Principals of Railroad Ownership

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 6, December 1989
Page:
5
Author:
Paul Riley
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author describes his fictional model railroad history such that it fits the available equipment in S-scale, while still maintaining true to a prototype. A could-have-been, or might-have-been idea. Includes a track plan for his 25'x46' layout.

Prize Parade

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-01
Page:
105
Author:
John M. Smith
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
This page has a photo of the wooden coal tipple that John built to win the on-line structure category at the 1994 NMRA convention.

Product Review Double Feature

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 5, October 2009
Page:
20
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Structures
Description:
Gerry reviews the NASG Brick Building and the Smoky Mountain Model Works GE 77-tonner engine. Both are new kits.

Product Review: "Forest City Welding"

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Winter
Page:
9
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A review and some construction notes for this kit.

Promotions Committee Update

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

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
Page:
4
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Update on what the Committee has been up to.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
2
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
Updates from the Committee.

Promotions Committee Update

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
5
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:
The latest update of the Committee.

Prove It, Bob!

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2015-11
Page:
82
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
Bob's wife challenges him to build a structure in an evening, based on his column from the previous month (he built a supply shed-type of building in 236 minutes).

PRR's P5A Electric Motor in S-Scale

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 75 Autumn 2010
Page:
6
Author:
Keith Thompson
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:
After a brief description of this prototype engine, the article describes how the author scratchbuilt this electric locomotive from various commercial parts and many castings he made himself. Includes prototype and many model photos.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
49
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The author asks if it would make sense to expand this magazine to include O and On3 articles.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
46
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The publisher reviews the end of the third year of the magazine and how it is fairing, and what is ahead for the fourth year.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
52
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:
The magazine is not including O-scale. A frank discussion about the cost of the magazine.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
4
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The June 1995 Model Railroader had a 8-page section in the middle of the magazine all about what is available in S-scale at that moment. The author is encouraging all to take advantage of this and help continue to promote and grow S-scale.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
4
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The publisher writes about what they did over the summer to improve the S/Sn3 Modeling Guide, started BTS Distributing, and new BTS structures.

Publisher's Message

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
4
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
A review of the author's companies' accomplishments for 1997, and concern for the Asia products due to their financial woes.

Query Jerry

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 3, Summer 1983
Page:
4
Author:
unknown
Category:
Track
Description:
A person only known as "Jerry" answers modeling questions. This installment covers how to keep your track clean, and hand-laying track on a curve.

Quick And Easy Loading Dock

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
18
Author:
Phil Scandura
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt one of these structures using various parts. Includes prototype and model photos, as well as a scale drawing with parts list.

Quick Modifications Create Realism

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
18
Author:
Paul R. McDonald
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author describes the various minor changes and detailing additions he has done to his American Flyer passenger cars to make them look more realistic.

Quiet Action Caboose

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
38
Author:
Rob Kolb
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author describes how he converted his Lionel American Flyer Action Caboose to DC to reduce the noise of the AC motor.

Rail Joiners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
Page:
11
Author:
Silas Kayle
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:
History and more detailed information about the State Line S Gaugers located in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Railroad Art's H39 Three-Bay Hopper

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
39
Author:
Gary Anderson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Review of the Chesapeake Models PRR H39 hopper. Includes a few photos, including the kit's content.

Railroad Lubrication

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
18
Author:
Richard Caruso
Category:
Tools
Description:
The author describes various things that layout owners must lubricate for good operations of equipment.

Rainbow Route Update Part 1

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Robert A. Jones
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his layout as an "American Flyer S gauge simulation of the Rio Grande Railroad". It includes A.F. track, but with scale scenery. Includes several layout photos as well as a sidebar on the D&RGW.

Rare AF Missouri Pacific Passenger Set Returns

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
16
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author conducts an interview with Jeff Jones, American Flyer Production Manager at Lionel about their new offerings for 1991. Included are pages of advertisement showing photos of the new AF products.

Recent S Meets

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 6, December 2006
Page:
13
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A quick review of the Fall S Fest and the Indianapolis S Show.

Recycling an Old Trestle Model

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-10
Page:
38
Author:
Roger Nulton
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author describes the process he went through to integrate an existing trestle bridge he was given, into an existing space of his layout. Includes many photos of area of the layout affected by this "surgery".

Remembering the Gilbert Company

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

Removable Foam Scenery Modules

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 1, February 2004
Page:
14
Author:
Carl Tuveson
Category:
Scenery - Backgrounds
Description:
Using 1-inch thick insulation foam, the author shows what he did to build removable background mountains for his layout. It is mostly a pictorial article, describing the building, carving, and painting of the foam. Included are photos showing the various tools used to shape the foam, and how a 2x4 was used to provide the stiffness for the foam.

Report on the Upcoming NASG Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 1, Winter 1984
Page:
12
Author:
Lee McCarty
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
An update on the information for the upcoming 1984 NASG Convention.

Resin Kits

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
10
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
The author is building a gondola resin kit, while Jim Kindraka is building a two-bay covered hopper. The author has experience producing resin kits, so he shares the history of this type of product manufacturing, how he makes the parts, the downsides of casting resin, how to deal with parts that curl while still in kit form, and how to properly deal with flash on resin parts. He also shares a few tips on the gondola he is building.

Resin Kits Part 2

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
16
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
The author continues the topic of what it takes to build a resin freight car, in this case an NYC gondola. After some prototype information about the car, the discussion goes on to forming and attaching the grab irons, creating the interior bracing, installing the brake system parts, and painting the model.

Resin Kits Part 3

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
22
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:
In this installment, the author describes how he applied the decals to his NYC gondola project car, and how to deal with hiding the decals' edges.

Restoring American Flyer Steam Locomotives

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
32
Author:
Allen Phillips
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
While building his A.F. collection, the author has gotten into finding "basket cases" that he attempts to restore to running condition. He describes how he does that in this article.

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 1, Winter 1986
Page:
7
Author:
Tony Perles
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A product review of the Overland Models 0-8-0.

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
Page:
9
Author:
unknown
Category:
Product Review
Description:
This column reviews the Omnicon RDCs.

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
Page:
7
Author:
unknown
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Review of the Airslide Hopper Car by River Raisin Models, the EMD late F3/early F7 A- and B-units by Omnicon Scale Models, and Pacific Fruit Express and Schlitz (URTX) Dry Transfers by Clover House.

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
Page:
7
Author:
unknown
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Review of the HOMA-BED Homasote Roadbed by BO Manufacturing, and the Central of Georgia/Southern Ry. FR-3 Pulpwood Car by SouthWind Models.

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 4, October 1988
Page:
23
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are International Car Corp. Wide-Vision Caboose, distributed by Modern Models, imported by Overland Models, and built by Ajin in Korea, and the Track and Wheel Check Gauge and the Coupler Height Gauge by the NASG.

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
5
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are Diesel Horn Sound Generator by CVP Products, and the General Motors 1950s Bus by Hoquat Hobbies (includes a photo of the model).

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
7
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the GP9 by American Models, and the Fifty-Foot Single-Door Boxcar Kit by Pacific Rail Shops.

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 4, August 1989
Page:
25
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the New York Central Heavyweight Passenger Cars by South Wind Models, and the PRR M-l/M-la 4-8-2 by Omnicon Scale Models.

Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
21
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed is the White 3000 series COE tractor truck with trailer by S DeSigns.

Ridgehill Scale Models' Dynamite / Storage Shed

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
37
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A review of this first structure kit by the company.

Rio Grande Alco PA-1 #6003 Part 1

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
14
Author:
Karl Seller
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
After a brief prototype introduction, the author describes how he took an undecorated American Models PA-1 and modeled the D&RGW one. Several prototype photos are also included with this article.

Rio Grande Alco PA-1 #6003 Part II

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
22
Author:
Karl Seller
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
In this installment the author covers the trucks, finishing the model, and painting and weathering.

Rio Grande Models' Swayne/Westside Caboose

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
39
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Description:
This is a review of the Rio Grande Models Ltd. Swayne/Westside long caboose. Includes photos of the kit's parts, construction, and final model photos.

RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-09
Page:
90
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
Modeling a Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad caboose in the 1970s era. The author started with a C&O American Models caboose, and added many details, including an interior.

Roger Nulton's Monon

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Winter
Page:
11
Author:
Roger Nulton
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This is a photo essay of Roger's beautiful, finished layout.

Rolling Stock Gilbert Could Have Made, But Didn't...

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
25
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
A hypothetical set of freight cars that A.C. Gilbert didn't make. Includes models by Gary Ippolito and Jerry Poniatowski.

Roy Meissner Trucking

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
30
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Automobiles
Description:
A visit with Roy introduces the author to the many trucks that Roy builds, some based on prototypes his family used to drive. The article includes many photos of Roy's modified trucks. Roy sells some of his trucks at shows he attends.

Rural Freight House

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2016-07
Page:
80
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
The scratchbuilt structure is based on the building found on the D&RGW's narrow-gauge line in Gato, Colorado.

Rusting Barrel and Tank Bands

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-04
Page:
67
Author:
Harold Minkwitz
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author describes how he built barrels with bands that appear rusted.

S Christmas Layouts on Parade

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
24
Author:
Barry Brogan
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author shares his story about how he re-set up his Dad's AF layout now that he himself is a father.

S Gauge Makes Hit at NMRA Show

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
26
Author:
Morris Berk III
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
This article covers the S-scale activity and people were at the NMRA Convention in Kansas City in August 1984. Includes a group photo of the modelers and manufacturers who were there, and several layout photos.

S Gauge Modules at NMRA National Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
Page:
4
Author:
Tom Hawley
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The 1984 NMRA convention in Kansas City had an S-scale layout set up by modules from the Heartland S Rails (Kansas City S Gaugers) and three modules brought by members of the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers. The article continues with proposing plans for setting up the modular layout at the 1985 NMRA show.

S Gauge One Evening Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 2, April 2009
Page:
30
Author:
Herb King
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This half-page drawing-with-notes shows how to add a mars light to a passenger car.

S Gauge Promotion

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
Page:
5
Author:
Bristol S Gauge Railroaders
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:
The Bristol S Gauge Railroaders are starting a new approach to put together train starter sets, based on older A.F. components, to be sold to the general public at no more than $75. The idea is to get people not familiar with model railroading to get started in S-scale.

S Gaugers at Trainfest

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
21
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes and shares photos of the Trainfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin held in November 2013.

S Gaugers See Lots of New Items at Spring S Spree in Columbus

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
20
Author:
Alan Evans
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos, new products, and operating layouts seen at the 2001 Spring S Spree in Columbus, Ohio.

S Gaugers Storm Steamtown

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-11
Page:
43
Author:
Melanie Buellesbach
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A brief report by the author's visit to the 2001 NASG convention at Steamtown, PA.

S Gaugian Interviews MTH's Mike Wolf

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
32
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
This is an interview with Mike Wolf, owner of MTH, about AF accessories and MTH's future involvement in S-scale (note that MTH bought the S-Helper Service tooling in 2010, and is now indeed producing S-scale equipment as well as accessories).

S in a Corner

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Fall
Page:
15
Author:
Phil Scandura
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author discusses why he switched from modeling in N-scale to S-scale, even though he has less space available. The layout is set in the corner of his home office, comprising two modules in an L-shape. It is a simple switching layout only 16 inches of shelf space. He models the ATSF in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona in the 1950s. Includes a track plan, layout photos, and prototype photos of the area modeled.

S Pikes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, April 2010
Page:
16
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A few photos of the layouts open at the 2010 NASG Convention, and from the Sn3 Symposium in Houston, Texas.

S Pikes

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 37, Number 3, June 2013
Page:
17
Author:
Bill Lane
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Two photos of the author's layout, which will be open after the 2013 NASG Convention.

S Product Review

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
8
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the Teepee Motel by Bachmann, Tarmac Road by Busch Modeler, the Windmill kit by TractorFab, and the Antiques Barn by Bachmann.

S Product Reviews

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
8
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The products reviewed are the Paving Roller by Don Winter, decals signs by Microscale, and Grader by Shinsei Corp.

S Product Reviews

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
14
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the Boiler Backhead manufactured by S Scale Locomotive & Supply, and the Tool & Hand Car Shed by Scenery Unlimited.

S Product Reviews

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
10
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are the River Raisin Pioneer Zephyr and the Flying Yankee, COSG four-bay hopper by American Models, CVSG tank car by American Models, Randsburg Barbershop by Paper Creek Model Works, and Quick Boxes by King Mill Enterprises.

S Product Reviews

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
10
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Gerry Evans reviews the three house models kits from Laser-Art Structures by Branchline Trains. Bob Bubeck reviews Union Pacific heavyweight passenger cars by Lionel (American Flyer). Dana Kujawski reviews a crossing shelter kit by Mullet River Model Works. Ken Zieska reviews a lumber stack by GCLaser.

S Product Reviews

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
10
Author:
various authors
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The reviews include the Flag Stop Station by Branchline Trains, Chicken Coop by Turner Scale Models, Gantry Crane by Lehigh Valley Models, PRR Passenger Shelter by GCLaser, and Backdrop Scenes by BPH Enterprises

S Product Reviews

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
8
Author:
Verne Niner
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed are Robert's Brick Mortar (a water-based mortar material for brick structures), the Howe Truss Bridge kit by Hunterline Products, and the International RDF-405 Cab truck by Top Shelf Replicas.

S Roots

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

S Roots

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

S Roots

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
32
Author:
Bob Wall
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This new column looks into S-scale roots. This issue covers the Rex Engineering steam locomotives.

S Scale 'Calf' Is Made From SHS SW-9

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
36
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author's brief article (and included photo) describe how he stripped and kitbashed an S-Helper Service SW-9 into a calf unit.

S scale 10,000-gallon Tank Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-02
Page:
32
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the Des Plaines Hobbies/S Scale America tank car that was found in the 1930s and 1940s.

S scale Alco PA-1 and PB-1 Passenger Diesels

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-07
Page:
29
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Jeff reviews the American Models PA models.

S Scale Class GR

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 05 December 2003
Author:
Bill Lane
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
This is a brief overview of the kit by Funaro & Camerlengo class GR offered by Central Hobby Supply of Syracuse NY.

S Scale EMD GP35

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1993-04
Page:
45
Author:
Keith Thompson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author does a product review of the American Model GP35. Although the model uses springs to transmit the motor's rotation to the trucks, the author indicated that it seems to work very well for this particular model.

S Scale Empire with a Narrow Gauge Past

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-02
Page:
106
Author:
Keith Thompson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photos by Bob Werre. Bob Christopherson changed from Sn3 to S standard gauge by simply moving the rail out to the correct gauge. This meant that some equipment couldn't run on the layout, but he solved that by moving the clock forward from the 1940s to 1957. Includes layout photos and a track plan of the Columbia Valley & Western, an 18'x19' "M"-shaped layout.

S Scale Favorites

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
18
Author:
Carl R. Byron
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author covers the construction of early prototype wooden passenger cars. He then mentions which manufacturers, in S-scale, have or are still producing wooden passenger cars.

S Scale Gas Station Kitbash

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2003-07
Page:
59
Author:
Charles Ansell
Category:
Structures - Automobiles
Description:
Using American Model Builders' Dill's Market kit to build this gas station. Includes two model photos.

S Scale Great Northern Pacific

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-07
Page:
52
Author:
Jess Bennett
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photos by Bob Werre. Beautiful photos of big vistas accompany this article about the author's 33-year old layout that fits in a 20'x44' space. The layout is set in the mid 1950s and models a freelance of various western railroads in northern Idaho. The article describes the process of building a house into which the layout was planned, how the author uses natural materials for scenery, and how his hobby within the hobby is scratchbuilding steam locomotives (50 of them!).

S Scale Layout for the 1989 NMRA Nation Convention Houston, Texas

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A couple of photos of the Houston S Gaugers' modular club layout under construction.

S Scale NYC Southern

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
23
Author:
Richard Kuepper
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This freelanced AF/hi-rail layout is a 12'x16' island-style layout, with some extra tables on the sides.

S Scale Primer

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-05
Category:
S-scale News
Description:
A special insert into this issue is the S-scale Primer which has current S-scale manufacturer advertisements, and two articles: "The Perfect Size - An Introduction to S Scale", "Getting Started - Your First Steps Toward Fun!". The articles cover a bit of the scale's history and what it takes to get started in the scale. Editorial: unfortunately, the two articles seem to focus a lot on the Gilbert toy-train side of the scale, which is odd considering that Railroad Model Craftsman is a more "advanced" hobby magazine focusing much more on "scale" modeling. If you are interested in S-scale, we highly recommend visiting the NASG web site for up-to-date information. (related web page)

S Scale SIG Newsletter

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring
Page:
22
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
The newsletter is posted to highlight the recent changes made to the S Scale SIG web site. (related web page)

S Scale SIG Newsletter

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Summer
Page:
21
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
The newsletter reports that the S Scale SIG web site is functional, and Ed Loizeaux discusses what's next for the group.

S Scale SIG Newsletter

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

S scale SW1 Diesel Switcher Looks Good and Runs Smoothly

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2000-04
Page:
16
Author:
Jim Kelly
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author gave glowing reviews of the SW1 switcher engine model by S-Helper Service.

S Scenes

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

S Scenes - Vistas of Member Layouts

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
28
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Single photos of Joe Kimber's, Bill Winans', and Nelson Steinmetz' layouts.

S Team Builds Promotional Layout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
14
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
"S Team" is the name of a group of S standard- and narrow-gauge modelers in the Chicago area. They built a 10'x30' layout.

S Track Planning Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
Various rough sketches are provided to give ideas on general track designs one could use in a bedroom, garage, or basement.

S Track Planning Part VII

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 2, April 2009
Page:
21
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
Jeff took an O-scale layout built by Frank Smith of New Jersey in the 1930s, updated the design, and scaled it to fit a 15' by 33' S-scale layout. It is an around-the-walls design intended for a basement. It looks like a point-to-point design, but a single hidden track connects the two ends to allow for continuous running.

S Track Planning Part VIII

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
Page:
12
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author revisits a design published in 2007 that is currently being implemented with some minor modifications. It is a twice-around loop with yard facilities spread out across two peninsulas.

S Track Survey Part Five

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

S Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 6, December 2006
Page:
14
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
How to decide which curve sizes your layout needs.

S Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 1, February 2009
Page:
12
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Track
Description:
This article describes grade crossings and ideas for how to model them.

S Tracks

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

S Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 1, February 2011
Page:
10
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Operations
Description:
Sam discusses what operations are, why people like operating session or don't like them, handling stress preparing for a session, car-card system, and how to start the first session.

S Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 2, April 2011
Page:
19
Author:
Dan Vandermause
Category:
Operations
Description:
How can we quickly communicate to guest operators of our layouts where the layout is located and what its purpose is? This article covers many ways to accomplish that. (related web page)

S Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
18
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Track
Description:
How does one get foreign-road cars on one's layout? Via the Interchange Track. This unique and easy-to-model track is fully discussed in this article, which includes how to integrate it into your layout's operational scheme.

S Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 5, October 2011
Page:
20
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Photography & Videography
Description:
The author's layout models the Pittsburgh area, but he had never actually been there in person. A trip with camera in hand allowed him to better model the area.

S Tracks

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

S Tracks

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 37, Number 3, June 2013
Page:
10
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
What to do when there is a house-supporting pole in the middle of your layout space? The author's solution was to build a four-sided building around the square pole, which, when the camera is set a the right angle, makes the pole invisible.

S West 2015

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
7
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author shares his experience, and photos, of attending the O/S Scale West in Santa Clara, California held from February 5 to 8, 2015.

S West 95

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-08
Page:
21
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A report about the show held in May 1995 in Palo Alto, California.

S-curves

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-10
Page:
80
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes his view of the 2010 NASG Convention, including the Duluth, Minnesota area, the prototype tours, and the vendor hall highlights. Also covered in this column is NWSL's continued support for S-scale with the new owner.

S-curves

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-12
Page:
97
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:
The author lists various companies that make S-scale details for enhancing street and right-of-way scenes.

S-Helper Service's GSC Bulkhead Flatcar

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
36
Author:
Gary Anderson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Both the S-Helper Service's General Steel Castings 53'-6" flat and bulkhead flat cars were released in 1997, but only the bulkhead version is reviewed here.

S-pikes at St. Louis

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 5, October 2009
Page:
18
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Two pages of photos of S layouts in the St. Louis region that were open of the convention tours.

S-Pikes at the Convention

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Many photos taken during the 2010 NASG Convention.

S-pikes at the Spree

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
Page:
16
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Photos taken at this year's Spree.

S-Scale Couplers

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2009-03
Page:
92
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Couplers
Description:
The author reviews all of the couplers available to S-scale, including AF-compatible ones.

S-scale Gas-electric Car

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-02
Page:
48
Author:
Jim Hediger
Category:
Locomotives - Gas Electric
Description:
Jim reviews the Scenery Unlimited's brass Doodlebug.

Sacramento '85 Convention Wrapup

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
6
Author:
Lee Johnson
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of all the activities that took place the NASG Convention.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
19
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
This article is about converting an American Flyer depressed-center flat to scale, and building a transformer load.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
20
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
This article covers some of the older S-scale freight car kits that might still be available on the secondary market (in 2001). Covered are Rex Engineering, Super Scale (PermaBilt), Kansas City Kits, C-D Scale Models, Westbrook, Midgauge, Nixon Model Company, Bob Peare Engineering Corp, Sunshine Models, Northeastern Scale Modles, Kinsman, Stewart (now Ye Old Huff 'n Puff), Ambroid, Russ Mobley, and Quality Craft Models.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
16
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a scale test car, citing references he used (and even though a brass model was available).

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
14
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author discusses philosophies held by some S-scale modelers, and things he would like to see be manufactured in the scale.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
The author describes his method for creating rivets in styrene, using a die-covered lightbox.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author reviews, in depth, the Kaslo PS-1 resin box car kit.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author reviews the Standard Railway Castings Company kit of the Great Northern double-sheathed, 40' box cars.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The author describes how he made the American Models' rather generic wooden-prototype caboose into a more accurate CB&Q waycar. The article includes a photo of the model, and two drawings.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
14
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
In this article the author describes the bridge kits produced by Hunterline.

Scale Scene

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

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
14
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Track
Description:
The author makes the case for scratchbuilding your own turnouts, however, he recommends flextrack for regular track (the cost of handlaying regular track is higher than buying flextrack). He describes how he deals with the different ties, how to make and use track gauges,

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
16
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The author describes the use of Kadee HO-scale and S-Helper Service S-scale couplers and how they are used and installed on S-scale equipment.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
18
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author revisits the S-scale Miller Alco 1,000hp switcher and the Nord/Stinton Mikado locomotive kits that were available in the late 1940s. For their time they were innovative, but they were always poor runners. He also discusses the Superscale version of the Alco switcher that came out at about the same time.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-03/04
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
The author mentions that his layout is soon to be expanded. He also describes a scratchbuilt steam locomotive that his friend bought, and an Alco switcher at a recent show. Photos of both models are included in the article.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
The author describes the current state of vehicles available to S-scale modelers, and how he and others modify them to look more realistic (such as using HO-scale truck tires for passenger car tires).

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author reviews the current (at the time) situation of heavyweight passenger cars in S-scale.

Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
10
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
This is the author's second-to-last column, and he provides his views on the current state of S-scale and what he has learned since he started writing the column.

Scale Scenes

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
14
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The author covers the various wheels available in S, and covers the various dimensions of parts of the wheels and what is used in S. In particular, the author describes the wheels that are available from NWSL, including the Proto:64 wheels. (related web page)

Scale Test Car

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
37
Author:
Gary Anderson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The SouthWind Models PRR scale test car is reviewed. Includes a couple of photos.

Scale Track Systems

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
24
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Track
Description:
Using code 70 or 83 in yards and sidings and code 100 on the main line has been a good choice for S-scalers modeling the transition era. The author continues by reviewing American Models flextrack, Customtrax flextrack, Tomalco flextrack, Shinohara flextrack, S-Helper Service flextrack, and sharing tips on how to work with all of them.

Scenery Techniques

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
47
Author:
Don Ledger
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Using colored feather down as vegetation that actually moves with the surrounding breezes.

Scenery Techniques

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
58
Author:
Don Ledger
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Information about how to turn "Scotch-Brite" #220 Heavy Duty Scour Pads into S-scale vines.

Schlep Boys Army-Navy Surplus Store

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
17
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author describes how he kit-bashed the Bar Mills Majestic Hardware (Kit #0943) to create the Schlep Boys Army-Navy Surplus Store. He used a lot of 1:72 military parts and kits.

Scranton NASG Convention Largest Ever

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
43
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The article covers the 2001 NASG Convention in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Scrap Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author shows how he used some bottle caps and drip-irrigation pipefittings to make a structure for moving Soylent Green into tank cars on a siding.

Scratch-build a 1909 Pennsylvania Railroad Class Kf Stock Car Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
14
Author:
John R. Porter
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
The author starts of by providing prototype background information about this car. The construction begins with the center sill, floor support, brake system, body bolster, side sills, coupler-mounting pads, painting the frame, and floor construction. The includes a large number of diagrams, a parts list, and some model and prototype photos. The underframe was used for box cars and reefers of that same era, so this article can be used to scratchbuild those as well. Includes a sidebar what PRR "freight-car red" is and how we can model it.

Scratch-build a 1909 Pennsylvania Railroad Class Kf Stock Car Part 2

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
19
Author:
John R. Porter
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
Covered in this installment are: the sides, the ends, assembling the body, the roof, and some updates to Part 1. Lots of diagrams are included, as well as a couple of model photos.

Scratch-building Steam Engine Mechanisms Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 1, Winter 1984
Page:
10
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
In this next installment of the series on how build your own steam locomotive, the author starts the work of building the frame and installing the driver wheels.

Scratch-building Steam Engine Mechanisms Part III

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 2, Spring 1984
Page:
6
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
In this installment the construction and installation of the side rods is accomplished, including how to resolve any binding. Also covered is drive quartering.

Scratch-building Steam Engine Mechanisms Part IV

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 07, Number 4, Fall 1984
Page:
7
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This final installment of building a steam locomotive frame will deal with the main rod cylinder set and crosshead assembly.

Scratchbuild a Wartime Hopper Car Part 1

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-11
Page:
107
Author:
John R. Porter
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author describes how to scratchbuilt a wooden hopper in S-scale (differences between scales are discussed as they affect materials or steps). This installment describes how to build the center sill, bolsters, end sills and braces, underframe, brake rigging (both K-2 and AB brakes), kingpin blocks, the car's sides, the car's ends, the slope sheets, and assembling and details the superstructure. Includes many detailed drawings. (By the way, there is a photo of the author on the Web; he is the second one up from the lower right-hand corner)

Scratchbuild a Wartime Hopper Car Part 2

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1978-12
Page:
126
Author:
John R. Porter
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author continues the article, this time building the center sill slopes, the midframe plates, the bottom slope plates, the hopper doors, and adding detailing, brake rigging, ladders, grab irons, and the couplers.

Scratchbuilding Santa Fe's BX-9 Box Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
34
Author:
Michael Eldridge
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
A brief article and one photo of the box car the author built out of styrene, polyurethane castings, and brass, with the only commercial parts being the brake cylinder, brakewheel, trucks, and couplers.

Scratchbuilding Tunnel Portals

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-12
Page:
24
Author:
Craig O'Connell
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
The author describes how he built a tunnel portal out of air-drying clay.

Secret Project Month April 2011

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

Sedum Trees Revisited

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-11/12
Page:
32
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
The author describes how he used this natural material to build trees using Paul Scoles' method for tree making.

Shabbona Railroad Gets A Turntable

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
8
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Drawing on his experience dealing with real-world turntables, the author modifies his HO-scale Heljan turntable kit to operate smoothly on his S-scale layout. Includes many close-up photos of the work done to the table.

Shiloh's Lighted Signals

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
44
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Product Review
Description:
This is a review of the two-light standard target, model no. SS7, featuring green-over-red. The mast is a scale six inches in diameter and 21.5 feet high.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 2, Spring 1985
Page:
7
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
Scratchbuilding a hoist and jib crane. Includes drawings.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 1, Winter 1986
Page:
6
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Scenery
Description:
Make a garbage can from the top of a pencil. Includes diagrams and a model photo.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
Page:
8
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
This article covers the construction of a scratchbuilt motorized cart, such as found on freight stations. Includes a model photo, and construction diagrams for the individual parts.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 1, Winter 1987
Page:
7
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
The author describes how he modeled an electrical building. Includes a model photo and diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1987
Page:
7
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
The author scratchbuilds a small track-side crossing shanty that he found along the Alaska RR track. Includes one model photo and diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
Page:
14
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
The author builds a loading ramp for fork lifts at the loading ramp. Includes a model photo and a diagram.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
Using the cores of Scotch cellophane tape holder as a flat car load. Includes photo and several diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
Page:
6
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Couplers
Description:
Making two coupler height gauges, one for checking the center line, and one for the height pass/fail. Includes one photo and several construction diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 2, June 1988
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a gondola pipe load using straws, and material for the cribbing. Includes a model photo and construction diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
Page:
9
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
A brief article for how to scratchbuild a 6-foot wide seating bench, commonly found at train stations, parks, or backyards. Includes one model photo and construction diagrams.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 4, October 1988
Page:
30
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author describes his light-duty home-made resistance soldering tool.

Short & Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
27
Author:
Richard Churchill
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author describes how he built a diamond smokestack for his Franklin old-time A.F. locomotive.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
Page:
7
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
Scratchbuilding pallets, and a pallet jack. Includes drawings.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985
Page:
13
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
Scratchbuilding corrugated-siding and wooden sheds. Includes drawings.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
11
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a capstan-style car puller, used for moving cars on a siding without the use of motive power. Includes drawings.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
18
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Structures - Homes
Description:
The author describes how David Pool scratchbuilt a coal box for a residential home. Includes a model photo and drawings.

Short 'n' Easy

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
Page:
34
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Scenery - Homes and Lots
Description:
The author describes how to build a 5-foot long seating bench from scratch.

Short-proofing a Shinohara #8 Turnout

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-09/10
Page:
17
Author:
Robert G. Spaulding
Category:
Track
Description:
The author's article provides step-by-step instructions on removing the possibility of shorting at the point rail contact with the stock rails while eliminating the need for jumpers at the hinge points. Includes a photo of the turnout, and how to replace the throwbar.

Slim Gauge Observations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
11
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
With this issue the "Sn3 Column" is renamed. This article covers the new P-B-L hybrid K-27, a ready-to-run Sn3 steam locomotive that features a combination of plastic and brass to reduce the cost (and the super fine detailing) as compared to pure brass models.

Slim Gauge Observations

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 37, Number 3, June 2013
Page:
16
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author shares some photos of his layout, which is open during the 2013 NASG Convention.

Smoky's Flat Car Kit a Deadringer of Prototype

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2008-11
Page:
40
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:
The author reviews the Southern Railway 41-foot flat car kit by Smoky Mountain Model Works.

Sn3 Modeler

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
27
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
This page introduces the magazine-within-a-magazine, the Sn3 Modeler.

Some Thoughts on Weathering

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
28
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:
The author completes an East West Rail Service SOO stock car, and provides tips on how he ages and weathers the painted wood model.

Sometimes You Can Actually Get What You Want...

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-08
Page:
83
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author describes his experiences in drumming up support for projects to convince manufacturers to produce the product.

South Jersey S Scalers Inaugural Meeting

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

SouthWind Models Pullman

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1991-07
Page:
88
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the brass Pullman sleeper car by SouthWind Models, after a substantial review of the prototype car.

SouthWind Models' Union Pacific 2-8-0

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
29
Author:
Wayne D. Hills
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author describes how he took this excellent model and made some corrections to it as well as super-detailed it to make it an accurate UP model. A few construction photos are included.

Special Track Work on the Lehigh & Western

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
11
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Track
Description:
The author describes his reasoning for, and his method of, hand-laying track. Instead of using ready-made components, he designed his layout the way he wanted to, and then built the track accordingly. David's layout uses standard-gauge, and three-foot and two-foot narrow-gauge lines.

Splice Bar Alternatives

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
43
Author:
Don Ledger
Category:
Track
Description:
How to simulate splice bars, rail joiners, and how to create that clickety-clack sound.

Spring "S" Spree

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
31
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Shows

Spring "S" Spree 2005, Dayton, OH

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
Page:
19
Author:
Thomas C. Hartrum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of the event and a few photos.

Spring 'S' Spree Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 37, Number 3, June 2013
Page:
30
Authors:
Terry Stone & Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
This is a brief review of the show, held at the Quaker Square, which is an old grain silo converted into a hotel. Includes several photos taken at the show.

Spring S Spree Celebrates 20th Year in Ohio

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2007-07/08
Page:
41
Author:
Mark Suek
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes the Spree's events and activities as it was held in Hilliard, Ohio, hosted by the Central Ohio S Gaugers.

St. Louis Convention Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 5, October 2009
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes all aspects of the convention held from August 4 to 8, 2009 in St. Louis. There were just under 200 in attendance, but there was lots of interesting things to do. Includes photos of those in attendance, layouts on the tour, and clinics held.

St. Louis Gets An S Gauge Department-Store Christmas Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
24
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This article is about how the American Flyer S Gaugers of the St. Louis Area (AFSGSLA) built an S-scale layout for Famous-Barr Department Stores in their Famous-Barr's downtown St. Louis location. It consisted of 4 loops of 300 feet total on three levels. Includes two photos.

Standard Gaugers: Meet the Narrow Gaugers

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

Standard-Gauge Module Craftsmanship

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
30
Authors:
David Held & Gaylord Gill
Category:
Modules
Description:
The authors each describe how they built their modules for the joint NMRA/NASG Convention in Pittsburgh in 1991.

Starters

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
50
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author discusses the pros and cons of having your layout up much higher so that you are more looking into the scenes, rather than over the layout.

Starters Part 4

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
44
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
This installment covers the S-scale versions of the National Type B, Buckeye six-wheel, and roller bearing trucks. Includes sample photos of each.

Starters Part 5

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
47
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
This installment covers the four-wheel plain bearing passenger trucks made in S-scale.

Starters Part 6

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-06/07
Page:
44
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
This installment covers roller-bearing passenger car trucks for high-speed freight cars.

Steamtown II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 37, Number 3, June 2013
Page:
8
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More details about the 2013 NASG Convention in Scranton, PA.

Steve Doyle's Chicago and Route 66 Layout

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-10/11
Page:
26
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
After a brief introduction to Steve, the author describes the layout, which features scenes along the famous Route 66. Included are lots of photos, including one on night-time operations.

Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, February 2010
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Track
Description:
Using N-scale track to model an Sn22 tramway (using banta modelworks' kit T-2121, Sn2 Ore Tram Mine Cars).

Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
Is Sn3 able to compete with the other scales' narrow-gauges? The author describes what happened with Bachmann introducing their On30 product line.

Super Sculpey Stonework

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1991-11
Page:
140
Author:
Phil Hodges
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author describes how he used Super Sculpey, a clay-like material, which, when baked, turns into a hard, plastic-like material that can be sanded and carved. He used the material to scratchbuilt masonry walls for his structure.

Superdetailing The American Models Bay-Window Caboose

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
58
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The AM model is generic enough to turn into a model specific for several railroads with a bit of effort. Described are the Erie-Lackawanna, Delaware & Hudson, and Conrail versions, with both model and prototype photos.

Support Your Local Manufacturer!

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 1, Winter 1986
Page:
2
Author:
Tony Perles
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
This editorial comments on how Charlie Sandersfeld of Omnicon Scale Models can't go out on a limb by himself having brass engines built without the support of S-scale modelers in the US.

Survey Committee Report

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

Temporary Scenery

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-07/10
Page:
60
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:
The author describes the tricks he uses to quickly make his modules be show worthy, despite the fact that much work still needs to be done on them.

Terry's Custom-Built Switches

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
46
Author:
Gary Anderson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Terry Harrison built open- and closed-frog custom-built switches in sizes of #4, 5, 6, and 8, and custom orders up to #20. Wyes, double-slips, and curved switches
of various sizes are custom-ordered items.

The 1988 AF Car Project

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
8
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author provides a behind-the-scenes look on how the NASG's A.F. Commemorative Car project was started, and working with Lionel to make it a reality.

The 2009 NASG Convention

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2009-11
Page:
80
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reviews the 2009 National Association of S Gaugers (NASG) Convention, held in St. Louis, MO.

The Accurate American Flyer Streamlined Passenger Car

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-05/06
Page:
14
Author:
Carl R. Byron
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author compares American Flyer passenger cars, as originally produced by A.C. Gilbert between 1950 and 1964, to their prototype. The article starts off with a history of the development of prototype passenger cars during that time period. It also describes how the cars were made by A.C. Gilbert, which is why most of the passengers cars were too short. Several photos of complete AF trains are included.

The ACF 8000 Gallon Tank Car

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
6
Author:
Mike Ferraro
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
This article introduces the NASG's next brass car project, the American Car & Foundry's 8000-gallon tank car, to be produced in 5 different versions, built by Ajin of Korea, and to be imported by Overland Models. Scale drawings appear on page 7.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
12
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
An introduction of this new column in the Dispatch.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 1, Winter 1986
Page:
11
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author covers the new products that Lionel is making available under the "American Flyer" brand name. He also covers American Models' new products, and the restart of the Rex product line.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
Page:
4
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
A discussion of the A.F., Lionel, and American Models wheelsets for the tinplate operator.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 5, December 1988
Page:
19
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author describes how to trouble-shoot a locomotive smoke unit.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
13
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
The author expresses his frustration with his GP-20 not running on the club layout for more than 20 minutes. He describes how he fixed it.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
30
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
A tip on using Bondo's "Plastic Metal" to repair AF shells.

The Banta Products SOO Line Class 2 Standard Depot

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
27
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:
The author describes his first experience building a wooden laser-cut kit, namely the Banta Modelworks Soo Line Class 2 depot kit, of which he needed two for his layout.

The Budd Cars: Stainless Fleet of Modern Trains

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
16
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
After a brief prototype introduction, the author covers the 74-foot, four-car Budd sets that American Models has released. Includes several prototype photos.

The Buffalo Creek & Gauley R.R.

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2006-12
Page:
52
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A beautiful rendition of the standard gauge shortline in West Virginia. It still used steam in the early 1960s. Includes layout photos, track plan, and structure sketches done by the author to capture the flavor of a structure before building it. Includes information about the BC&G today.

The Building & Structure Co. Lizard Head Hand Car Shed

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1998-02/03
Page:
37
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review

The Building & Structure Co. The Interlocking Tower

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-10
Page:
42
Author:
Gary Anderson
Category:
Product Review
Description:
A review of the The Building & Structure Company's Kit No.4035 "Interlocking Tower".

The Building of The Silverton Railroad

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
22
Author:
Roger Russell
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A group of Tucson, Arizona modelers wanted to build a portable Sn3 layout to show people what was possible in S-scale. Includes several photos.

The Canadian S Scale Workshop's Ridgehill Central

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
20
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes how the club formed, and describes their Free-mo-style point-to-point display layout, made out of individual modules. Includes many photos and a track plan of most modules.

The Central California Railroad a Tradition Continues

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-06/07
Page:
24
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This article covers a visit to Brian Jackson's layout, built by him and his late father. The article is accompanied by a large number of photos of this well-lit layout.

The Central Jersey "Get-together"

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 6, December 2009
Page:
12
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
This annual event made the author reflect on the first one he attended and some of the highlights over the years. Includes photos of significant events at some of the shows.

The Cheltenham Granary

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2012-01
Page:
55
Author:
Trevor Marshall
Category:
Structures
Description:
The author describes how he modeled a granary that used stone walls for the lower half and exposed cribbed wood walls for the upper half. Includes a sidebar on crib joints are made. Includes many construction photos.

The Cheyenne Mountain RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1989-07
Page:
58
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Bob visits Rusty Paulus' layout, which is a layout that was started by its previous owner, along with the help of the local Houston S Gaugers, and eventually moved to Rusty's house. The layout measures 12' x 26', and has two levels.

The Choctaw Rocket in S Scale

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-04/05
Page:
26
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:
The author describes how he models the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific train, The Choctaw Rocket. The prototype version ran from Memphis, Tennessee to Amarillo, Texas. Its inaugural run was November 17, 1940. Includes many model photos, prototype consist listing, and one prototype photo of a car.

The Christmas Train

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

The Coiv's in the Corn...

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-09
Page:
96
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Details, methods, and ideas the author used to overcome his fear of doing scenery and building more complete scenes.

The Collector

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
31
Author:
Roger Ingbretsen
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author shares his believes that the A.F. collector is the one who has kept S-scale alive over the years.

The Eleventh Sn3 Symposium

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1996-04
Page:
20
Author:
Bill Wade
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of the 1996 Sn3 Symposium held in San Diego, California by the San Diego Sn3 Fellowship.

The Evans' General Store

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-02
Page:
61
Author:
John H. Long, Jr.
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author scratchbuilts a model of a family-owned general store in small-town Pennsylvania. Includes prototype photos, scaled drawings, model photos, and a parts list.

The First S Gauge Conventions

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
25
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author describes the first NASG Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

The G&W/Pacific Rail Shops ACF Center Flow Hopper Car

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Werre
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
The author describes the kit and the issues he noted as he built three of them. The article contains several model photos, and plenty of close-up prototype photos to aid the modeler.

The General Electric U33C

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
22
Author:
Carl R. Byron
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author provides historical background on the prototype engine, and then compares it against the first Lionel S-scale engine.

The Great Smoky Mountain Rwy: A Railroader's Railroad

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1995-01
Page:
86
Author:
Mike Martin
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This article covers Homer Henry's S tinplate empire, owner of "Train Plus" model railroad shop in Wheaton, Illinois.

The Harper Valley Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 4, Fall 1985
Page:
8
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A visit of Don Harper's Sn3 freelanced-style layout based on Colorado prototypes. The two-level layout measures 13'x20', which was an HO-scale layout prior to 1981. The article includes many photos of the layout.

The Heartland S-Press

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
4
Authors:
Steve Lunde & Roy Meissner
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
More details about the 2014 NASG Convention.

The History of the NASG

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

The Inland Terminal Model Railroad Club

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
14
Author:
Gale Irwin
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:
The history of the club, and a good number of photos of their permanent layout.

The Kent Singer School of Model Building

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

The Last Five Inches

Magazine:
Model Railroad News 2010-11
Page:
77
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author packed and transported clinic materials for Dave Jasper's presentation at the 2010 NASG Convention, where he put all those parts together to build convincing scenery in just 30-scale feet of layout space (5 inches). He then describes how he used similar methods for his own layout.

The Long and Short of It

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 1, February 2011
Page:
19
Author:
Charles Bettinger
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
How to convert an ACF 3-bay covered hopper to a ACF 2-bay hopper.

The Lowell & Southern Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 5, October 2011
Page:
22
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The idea and trackplan for the S-scale layout is based on a slightly-modified version of the real 5-mile shortline near Lowell, Illinois. Using a GE 44-tonner as the locomotive, the author describes operation, and the types of equipment that could be used on such a layout.

The Michigan Interchange Convention Committee Report

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
Page:
19
Author:
David Held
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The committee's report on the success of the 1986 NASG Convention.

The Michigan Interchange Convention Highlights

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 3, Summer 1986
Page:
12
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reviews the hotel, restaurants, the largest (to date) S-scale modular layout setup, the various typical Convention activities, vendor room review, the bus trip to the Huckleberry Railroad and Old World Village, and the banquet, awards, and auction. The article includes many photos.

The Michigan Interchange Ladies' Program Highlights

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 3, Summer 1986
Page:
18
Author:
Annette Navarre
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
A review of the ladies' activities at the Convention for the 34 ladies that attended.

The Michigan Interchange Model Contest Winners

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 3, Summer 1986
Page:
9
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Contest winners during the 1986 NASG Convention. Includes photos and descriptions of many of the models.

The Minnesota Heartland

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
36
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his visit to Ken Zieska's layout, a brief history of Ken's involvement in the hobby, the start of this layout in 1980, his involvement with the local Pines and Prairies S Scale Workshop group, and the couple of expansions that the layout has enjoyed. Includes many photos of the layout, as well as its construction and a track plan.

The NASG - Who Are We?

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 5, October 1989
Page:
14
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
Results from a survey are shared about who makes up the NASG's membership.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part IV

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 3, June 2010
Page:
18
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This installment covers the NASG American Flyer Commemorative cars from 1997 through 1999, including photos of each of them.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part VI

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
Page:
16
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
Covers the years 2000 and 2001, which were very popular tank cars.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part VII

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
17
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This installment covers the 2002 and 2003 NASG American Flyer Commemorative Cars, both tank cars (includes their photos).

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part VIII

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
14
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This installment covers the 2004 through 2008 NASG A.F. Commemorative Car projects, because they represented an entire GE work train, culminating into the 2008 Baldwin switcher engine (the only locomotive ever produced in this project). Includes photos of each piece.

The NASG S Scale Aarmco Building

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 1, February 2004
Page:
8
Author:
Greg Bernston
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
The author reviews the construction of the pre-fab, metal-sided building styrene kit, including the integration of the structure into their club layout.

The NASG Website and Your Club

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

The NASG's Story Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 3, Summer 1986
Page:
4
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
This issue starts a series of articles documenting the history of the NASG.

The NASG's Story Part 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
Page:
9
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
This issue continues the story of the NASG's formation, and its rocky start.

The NASG's Story Part 3

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1987
Page:
8
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The history of the NASG continues with this issue, which includes information about Ed Schumacher, the man, and the things he did to set the organization on solid footing.

The NASG's Story Part 4

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987
Page:
20
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
The NASG established contest rules, developed wheel standards, and the turmoil that these caused. The NASG becomes the "NASG, Inc." in New York (incorporation also put an end to the early "lifetime" memberships that were financially un-sustainable).

The NASG's Story Part 5

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 4, August 1989
Page:
29
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:
In this final installment, the author describes the significant loss of members due to the incorporation and the revocation of the "life-time" membership, and the creation and start of the DISPATCH magazine. He also mentions why he has decided to stop this series on the NASG's history.

The New Look of the Spring "S" Spree

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, February 2010
Page:
12
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
An overview of the new location for this annual show.

The Oldest "S" Gauge Modular Layout

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
Page:
14
Author:
Lee Johnson
Category:
Modules
Description:
The author, at the time being a member of the Delaware Valley S Gaugers, describes how the club decided to build modules to form a layout back in 1972 in time for the 1973 NASG Convention. This article covers their construction techniques, how they handled the modules' borders, and includes many photos. In 1979 he moved to San Francisco, and the modules are now part of the Bay Area S Scalers club display layout.

The Penn Creek Valley

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-10/11
Page:
29
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes the idea behind his layout, his design criteria, the era and area modeled, the track plan, its operating scheme, and an evaluation of what worked and what didn't. Includes a track plan of the entire layout, and many photos.

The Penn Creek Valley

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 1975-11
Page:
48
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Sam describes his layout and how he acquired and built the layout's equipment. Even though S is a minority scale, Sam still has 7 steam engines, one A-B diesel set, 40 freight cars, and 6 passenger cars operating on his layout. In addition to the many photos of his layout, a track plan is included, as well as ways in which the reader can get additional information about S-scale.

The Penobscot Central

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
43
Author:
Bob Wall
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author describes how he dealt with his layout room's floor being uneven by as much as 3 inches. He used a method of filling a clear garden hose with water to determine layout level in his 40-foot room.

The Penobscot Central

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
34
Author:
Bob Wall
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his layout. Included is a track plan.

The People of S Gauge

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

The Polar Express Comes to City Hall

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
22
Author:
Dick Powers
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author builds a 6'x9' S-scale layout with the Polar Express theme based on S-Helper Service's track for the local town's city hall reception area.

The Port Huron and Northern

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
7
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author visits Dave Held's layout, which is based on a fictitious railroad in the Detroit area. Many of the background buildings use printed photograph he took himself in the 1980s. Includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan. Dave's layout is open for this year's NASG convention.

The Reading Railroad's Little Red Caboose

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
14
Author:
Carl Byron
Category:
Railroads
Description:
The author briefly describes the history of the Reading Railroad. He then continues with the history of the all-steel cabooses built by the Reading Shops to allow steam engines to push the train behind those cabooses, rather than to first have to remove the wooden cabooses. The rest of the article is about how A.C. Gilbert produced a model of that caboose, and also the Reading bay window caboose. The article includes a scaled drawing.

The Reviewer's Workbench

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 13, Number 1, January 1990
Page:
31
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Reviewed is the Omnicon PRR M1 4-8-2. A number of issues were found with the four review samples, which Omnicon owner, Charlie Sandersfeld offered to correct, but he had become seriously ill at the time.

The Rolling Creek Lumber Co. Wood

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-04
Page:
38
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The company sells logs of various diameters to build logging piles.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1980-09/10
Page:
25
Author:
Tom Barker
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author describes things to do to fix an AF whistling billboard accessory, the revolving aircraft beacon, and provides some hints for other accessories that need simple repairs.

The Roundhouse

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

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
23
Author:
Tom Barker
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author answers a few reader questions.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
26
Author:
Tom Barker
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
How to successfully have your around-the-Christmas-tree layout up and running by December 25.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
34
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author describes how to repair the American Flyer Baldwin diesel, which tends to burn out its motor quickly.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-03/04
Page:
44
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This column covers how to deal with A.F. engines that run great in reverse but poorly going forward.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
18
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author covers using Track Trips to control automation of trains, and how to deal with AF switches overheating due to repeated use.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-11/12
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
American Flyer
Description:
This article covers A.F. transformers, laying A.F. track, dealing with turnouts, lubricating engines, working steam and diesel locomotives, using reverse units, trucks, couplers, and accessories.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
14
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author covers some of the newer techniques, tools, and materials he is using to repair American Flyer items.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-01/02
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Operations
Description:
The author likes to put on his operator's hat sometimes to run the many trains on his layout. This requires planning.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-03/04
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This article covers the American Flyer #695 reverse loop relay, which is an accessory device that Gilbert produced to make reverse loops easier with Flyer's two-rail AC system. Includes many hook-up diagrams.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This is the first part of two where the author will discuss the A.C. Gilbert AF turret transformer design.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-07/08
Page:
41
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author continues the discussion of the A.F. Turret transformers. Includes an exploded-view diagram of the 18B and 30B transformers, as well as an electrical wiring diagram of the internals.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-09/10
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This column covers the A.C. Gilbert circuit breakers, and includes wiring diagrams.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-11/12
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author bought an AF #343 on eBay and describes how he restored it to operating condition.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2004-01/02
Page:
40
Author:
Tom Jarcho
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:
The author covers the various trestles available from A.C. Gilbert's A.F. product line. Includes some drawings of track plans where trestles can be used.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-09/10
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Clark
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author describes how to repair horns and whistle sounds in American Flyer steam locomotives, tenders, and diesels.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2011-11/12
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Clark
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author describes the techniques he uses to make his American Flyer steam engines perform better.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
24
Author:
Bill Clark
Category:
Electronics
Description:
The author installs a FRED in an AF gondola.

The Roundhouse

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
26
Author:
Bill Clark
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author describes how to repair the smoke units in the newer AF Legacy diesel engines made by Lionel, covering charred batting and weak smoke production.

The S models of Joe Greynolds

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1991-03/04
Page:
26
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
This is a follow-up to the November/December, 1989 issue article of Joe Greynold's layout, in which the author shares photos of Joe's cars which didn't fit in that previous issue. Photos only; no commentary.

The S scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1993-12
Page:
124
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The real Buffalo Creek & Gauley was an 18-mile West Virginia short line. Brooks has modeled that using S-scale hi-rail track and large flanges, but you have to look long and hard to see that through all of the scenery and details that are on this 22'x28' layout. The layout is set in 1962, three years before the BC&G went out of business. The article includes lots of photos, and a full-color track plan.

The S Scale Sierra Northern

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2013-06
Page:
40
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Bob's layout was open as part of the 2013 NMRA convention. In this article he describes his current layout, which is mostly S standard gauge after 25 years of modeling Sn3. The new layout features the Southern Pacific in Sierra Nevada set between 1950 and 1956, and it is built into a dedicated 24'x26' building. The article includes many layout photos, and the layout's track plan.

The S Scale Workshop

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-05
Page:
84
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author introduces the Free-mo style club layout built and shown by The S Scale Workshop, an south-central Ontario, Canada group. Several modules are described, and each include a track plan drawing.

The S-MOD System Building a Portable Control Panel Part 1

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 2, April 1989
Page:
25
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Modules
Description:
This article covers how to wire a block control panel to an S-MOD module. Includes wiring diagrams.

The S-MOD System Building a Portable Control Panel Part 2

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
11
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Modules
Description:
In this installment, the control panel is actually designed and constructed, the switches are wired, and the module is tested.

The S-MOD System Checking the Wiring in Your Module

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 1, February 1989
Page:
20
Author:
Don DeWitt
Category:
Modules
Description:
This article assumes that you have an S-MOD module, and you are having electrical issues. This was in response to the majority of the issues the author observed in others' modules. It covers the basics of the wiring scheme, and how to trouble-shoot an existing system.

The Sacramento Improbabillium Mine

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
58
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:
A slide by Bob Werre leads the author to go visit and interview Wayne Lyndon, owner of the Whistle Stop Hobbies in Sacramento, California. The S-scale mine is based on the Ophir Tram House.

The Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2001-09/10
Page:
40
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:
The author covers passenger cars manufactured by Chester Industrial Arts, Midgage, Sylvania Models, Train Stuff, Strafford Metal Products, Super Scale Models, and Nimco.

The Scale Scene

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
12
Author:
Rusty Westermeier
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The author covers the product lines of Sunshine Models, Liberty Models, Mainline Models, Regal Kits, Wisconsin Central, Train Stuff, and how they compare to the products available in 2002.

The Shipyard Brewing Co. by Bar Mills Models

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 3, June 2011
Page:
22
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The shallow-depth structure was perfect for the author's new town on his layout, so he built it and provides us with his commentary and construction hints.

The Short, Steep, Crooked & Narrow Way

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

The Short, Steep, Crooked & Narrow Way

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1981-07/08
Page:
33
Author:
Bob Sloan
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
The author describes his experience with converting an HO-scale Model Die Casting box cab diesel or Climax mechanism to Sn3. The superstructure is not usable in Sn3.

The South Pacific Coast Railroad

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 3, Summer 1987
Page:
10
Author:
Don Seeburger
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The layout is a collection of modules that form a double-oval loop with a very large yard in the center of the loops, for the purpose of being able to make-up and break-down trains to run on the loops. Stairs to the attic enter into the center of the layout. Includes photos and a track plan.

The Southern Railroad of New Jersey

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2014-01/02
Page:
18
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author describes the prototype railroad and then presents a 14'x16' layout design suitable for either American Models hi-rail or scale track.

The Southwest Central American Flyer Lines

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
32
Author:
Mike Thurber
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes the construction of his 12'x14' layout, which looks to be a nicely-scenicked AF layout. Includes a track plan, which lists the AF accessories he used on the layout.

The Spiral Hill Railroad

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
26
Author:
Frank Titman
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
An interview with the well-known S-scale modeler. Included are a track plan of his layout, and many photos of his layout and his steam engines.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 6, December 2004
Page:
8
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author makes an argument for why one might want to model in narrow gauge.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 30, Number 6, December 2006
Page:
18
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
The author reports on the 2006 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Durango, Colorado. Includes two photos.

The Straight & Narrow

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 5, October 2010
Page:
22
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Overview of the 30th National Narrow Gauge Convention held in the St. Louis area on September 1st through 4th, 2010. Includes photos of Sn3 and Sn2 layouts and modules.

The Ten-Wheeler that Gilbert Never Had

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1985-11/12
Page:
30
Author:
Thomas N. Muellner
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
The author takes various A.F. parts to build a 4-6-0 that A.C. Gilbert never built.

The Tinplate Road

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 3, June 1989
Page:
16
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A visit and tour of Ernie Horr's layout. Includes several photos, some of which are full-page.

The World's Busiest Layout Builder

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 1, March 1988
Page:
12
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Rich Lenart builds a completely new A.F.-based layout each year for the Christmas season, and has been doing so since age 2. He currently uses an 18'x22' room. Includes several layout photos.

Thinking About S Scale

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

This Time It's 'S' Part V

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 36, Number 6, December 2012
Page:
12
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
The author continues his updates on his Elk & Gauley layout, with completing a loop of track to run trains, and installing various bridges.

This Time It's S Chapter II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 6, December 2004
Page:
18
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Jeff continues his layout construction article, this time covering building sectional benchwork, and evaluating the earlier track plan. Includes construction photos, and track plan drawing.

This Time It's S Chapter IV

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 2, April 2010
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
Jeff continues his central West Virginia layout construction project, covering foam hills, bridges, and tunnels. Includes several under-construction photos.

Tired Wheels

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 33, Number 6, December 2009
Page:
26
Author:
Barrand Pazan
Category:
Automobiles
Description:
Using a Miasto toy diecast Allstar cab-over transport truck, the author made several prototypically-accurate models.

Tom's Turnouts & Trackwork

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
Page:
20
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the new hi-rail #4 and #6 turnouts using various cars and engines.

Tony Dixon's Module

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
17
Author:
Glenn Guerra
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
The author describes Tony Dixon's S-scale farming scene diorama, which includes a lot of vehicles that Tony likes to modify and super-detail. It is a great example of how one can model in S-scale without necessarily involving trains.

Towards a New Penn Creek Valley Part II

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 28, Number 1, February 2004
Page:
10
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Layout Design
Description:
The author describes the thoughts he went through developing a design, track plan, and realistic integration of his layout into this available space (he had several options). Includes a sketch of the track plan.

Track Construction The Rutland Way

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 11, Number 3, August 1988
Page:
16
Author:
unknown
Category:
Track
Description:
This long article covers track laying from beginning to end. Includes prototype photos of turnouts (close-up), and a turnout detailing diagram.

Track Planning in S Part VIII

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 35, Number 1, February 2011
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Track
Description:
Using two standard modules with some temporary track to be able to model an L-shaped switching layout.

Trackside Photo

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1995-12
Page:
108
Author:
Simon Parent
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
This photo shows two Canadian National SD40-2Ws gliding across a bridge on Simon's layout.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1987-07
Page:
83
Category:
Photography & Videography
Description:
Photos of Stan Stokrocki's S-scale layout which feature kitbashed HO-scale industrial buildings.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1994-11
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Includes a photo of Bob Hogan's Sn3 Rio Grande Southern, and Brooks Stover's S-scale Buffalo Creek & Gauley RR.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 1997-06
Page:
70
Author:
Simon Parent
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Simon's Canadian National #5076 moves across a scratchbuilt bridge in this two-page photo.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-01
Page:
99
Author:
Frank Titman
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A full-page photo of Frank's Red Dot Mine taken on his 50-year old Spiral Hill layout.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-09
Page:
69
Author:
Kenneth Ehlers
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A full-page photo of Ken's Sn3 Colorado & Southern layout is included on page 69, showing several levels of scenery.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2002-12
Page:
88
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Photos of Pat Gerstle's Sn3 and Roy Hoffman's S and Sn3 layout.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2004-06
Page:
113
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
Contains a photo of Dave Woodrell's Sn3 layout, and of Paul Scoles' Sn3 Pelican Bay Ry. & Navigation Co.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2008-12
Page:
99
Author:
Philippe Coquet
Category:
Dioramas
Description:
A photo of Philippe's modernday diorama featuring a BN locomotive and a shoe store in Buffalo, New York.

Trackside Photos

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2014-10
Page:
78
Author:
various authors
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
Features a photo of Brooks Stover's 2-8-8-0, which was made from an S-scale Lionel 2-8-8-2, replacing the boiler front and pilot, relocating and adding details, and scratchbuilding the Vanderbilt tender.

Trackwork Detailing Part 1

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1991-12/01
Page:
38
Author:
Don Ledger
Category:
Track
Description:
The series starts with an article about how to make Delrin ties of flextrack more realistic-looking. Includes step-by-step instructions with accompanying photos.

Trackwork Detailing Part 2

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-02/03
Page:
38
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
This installment covers rail lengths, rail and turnout details, turnout dimensions for various frog angles, and lots of close-up prototype photos.

Trade News And Views

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 2, Spring 1986
Page:
9
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Track
Description:
Since there are now other magazines reporting on S-scale's new products, the author has decided to change his product-announcement column to one that reviews currently-available products, with this column covering S-scale track products.

Trade News And Views

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 09, Number 4, Fall 1986
Page:
6
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Track
Description:
The author reviews the current crop of S-scale turnouts that are available.

Trainstuff LLC's Williamson's Warehouse

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 29, Number 3, June 2005
Page:
16
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
Gerry reviews and describes how he built the kit.

Trees Cheap

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 12, Number 4, August 1989
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
Using left-over Christmas decorations to serve as the basis for S-scale trees. Includes construction photos.

Tuning Up the American Models Snap-lock Coupler

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 1, Winter 1985
Page:
5
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Couplers
Description:
How to make the AM coupler be self-centering and some fine-tuning to get it to operate smoothly.

Twilight of the Berkshire Central

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
20
Author:
Wayne D. Hills
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
A visit with Tom Coughlan's layout. The layout was sold to Bob Wall. Includes many photos, and a track plan.

Two New Couplers in 'S'

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 1, Winter 1983
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Wilson
Category:
Couplers
Description:
Both Kadee, with their #802 S scale coupler, and American models, with their brown Delrin S scale coupler, have made new couplers available for S-scale modelers.

Ulster County Press - A Vintage Print Shop

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2010 Spring
Page:
12
Author:
V.S. Roseman
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:
The author walks us through the steps he took to scratchbuild a 20'x30' building used as a small-town print shop. It includes a detailed interior. Many close-up photos.

Uncataloged Flyer Sets

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
35
Author:
Paul C. Nelson
Category:
Collecting
Description:
The author describes two uncataloged sets he purchased.

Underbody Details for the American Models Boxcar

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 06, Number 4, Fall 1983
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
Step-by-step instructions and various diagrams show how to add the brake rigging, and center sill flanges. These reference the older American Models box cars that were sold as kits.

Union Pacific: The Grinch that Stole Christmas

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2005-11/12
Page:
13
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
The author shares comments he received from Don Thompson (S-Helper Service) of the possible legal ramifications by the accusations the Union Pacific RR has launched against model railroad manufacturers.

Updated and Back in Service

Magazine:
Model Railroader 2001-04
Page:
146
Author:
Philippe Coquet
Category:
Cabooses
Description:
The last page of the issue has a photo of a Denver & Rio Grande caboose #01507 set in a scene the author modeled as it appeared in the early 1980s.

Using Mock-Ups

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-08/09
Page:
13
Author:
Mark Charles
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:
To answer the questions, How does it look? and Will it fit?, the author builds mock-ups of the structures he is planning to build from scratch or from a kit. He uses foam core board.

V&T Shops' AH&D "DONKEY"

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1997-10/11
Page:
34
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Description:
The author reviews the donkey engine kit.

Variations in AF Coupler Series Part III

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
36
Author:
William M. Easterly
Category:
Couplers
Description:
In 1952 the spring knuckle style, the solid knuckle style, and the split knuckle style couplers were introduced by A.C. Gilbert. The article also covers the current Lionel style couplers. Includes photos of each.

Visit Tomalco Track

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014
Page:
7
Author:
Larry Morton
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:
Owner of Tomalco Track describes his transition into S-scale and into becoming an S-scale manufacturer. Owning the company, he has been able to complete his own 28'x28' S-scale layout in his basement.

Visiting Two Hi-rail Layouts

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2008-01/02
Page:
28
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author visits Rodney Gutzmann's layout and large A.F. collection (displayed to mimic the A.C. Gilbert catalogs of the time), and Jim Brown's Twin Cities & Western Railroad. Both layouts fits the "hirail" category perfectly in that they are nicely scenicked layouts with taller rails, and equipment has larger flanges and claw couplers (for compatibility between older and newer S-scale items).

Wawa Tower in S-Scale

Magazine:
The Keystone Modeler 53 December 2007
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Lane
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:
Model photos of this structure.

Weathering Freight Cars With an Airbrush and Colored Pencil

Magazine:
1:64 Modeling Guide 2008 Fall
Page:
16
Author:
Bill Beverly
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:
This article describes the complete steps the author takes to weather his freight cars. It covers the tools and supplies he uses and recommends. After discussing a few sources to use for prototype reference photos, the remainder of this article describes his steps.

Web Site for Members Only

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 1, February 2014
Page:
14
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:
The author describes the "Members Only" section of the NASG web site, and what features it offers the NASG member.

Weekend Projects

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2009-08
Page:
74
Author:
Bob Walker
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:
The author takes on the challenge of scratchbuilding a structure for his Sn3 layout over the weekend.

Welcome to Table Rock, Arizona

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
20
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes his planned fictitious layout.

Westside Lumber Company Heisler #3

Magazine:
S/Sn3 Modeling Guide 1995-06
Page:
37
Author:
Tim Godfrey
Category:
Product Review
Description:
This review is of the P-B-L standard-gauge version of the Heisler. Includes several unpainted-model photos.

What I'd Like to Have in S

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2002-01/02
Page:
9
Author:
Greg Hurd
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:
The author has a large model train collection, as well as a large AF layout. However, there are still things he would like to see manufactured, so he shares his thoughts on that subject.

What's On Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
35
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
In this new column, the author shares how he made the poling pockets for a hopper car.

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-04/05
Page:
28
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:
Ken is working on a Smoky Mountain Model Works H-10-44 kit, and completed a S Scale American X29 box car kit.

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-10/11
Page:
45
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:
A SOO Line American Models hopper receives decals, and a Great Northern Wood Sheathed 10 IH ARA box car built from a Standard Railway Casting Company kit.

What's on your workbench today?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2016-12/01
Page:
45
Author:
Jas Millham
Category:
Structures - Homes
Description:
Normally this column only shares one photo, but the author wrote a complete article of how he built a derelict horse stable at a goods yard at Kelvedon, Essex, UK.

What's the AF Tank Car Based On?

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2003-05/06
Page:
18
Author:
Arthur Hamilton
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:
The author traces the roots of the A.C. Gilbert AF tank cars. Includes scaled drawings, and several AF model photos.

Wheel Report #1 - Doggone Good Gons

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-10/11
Page:
45
Author:
Jerry Boudreaux
Category:
Product Review
Description:
This is a construction review of the D&RGW High-Side Gondola kit manufactured by P-B-L. Includes model photos.

Who Says You Can't Mix Scales?

Magazine:
S Scale Resource 2015-12/01
Page:
21
Authors:
Tom Lennon & Ken Zieska
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:
The authors describe a American Model Builders HO-scale Structural Flat Car Load with Blocking kit (part #206) that can be readily used as a 40-foot flat car load.

Wiring a Double-Ended Yard

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
22
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:
How to wire double-ended yards for ease of prototypical operation, by using the extra contact points on the switch machines.

Wisconsin Central Southern & Santa Fe

Magazine:
S Gaugian 2013-07/08
Page:
16
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author visits Gary Children's freelance layout. Includes many photos and a complete trackplan.

Wisps

Magazine:
3/16 "S"cale Railroading 1992-04/05
Page:
51
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Product Review
Description:
Who does the magazine's product reviews, and what criteria does the editor use?

With My Best Wishes, A.C. Gilbert

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

Working Uncoupler Levers

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1984-11/12
Page:
24
Author:
Jim Peters
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:
The author describes how he builds working uncoupler levers for freight cars. Includes two photos and instructional diagrams.

Wye Switch at AJ Tower

Magazine:
S Gaugian 1982-07/08
Page:
38
Author:
Dr. Robert A. Jones
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:
The author describes how he built the wye turnout for his layout to model a portion of the D&RGW. Includes photos and a construction diagram.

X2011

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 34, Number 6, December 2010
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:
Jeff conducts an interview with Ed Loizeaux about the 2011 convention. Convention photos are found on page 15.

Yard Wiring

Magazine:
NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 2, Spring 1987
Page:
11
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This article covers how to wire your layout's single-ended or double-ended yard, including an automatic stopping section. Several diagrams are included to clarify the text.