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Magazine Articles By Peter Vanvliet

 

A Battery-powered Caboose

Magazine:

S Scale Resource 2019-04/05

Page:

38

Category:

Electronics

Scale:

S

The author shows how he installed the new S-CAB BPS-Lite board that allows for powering the interior and exterior LEDs for cabooses or passenger cars, using an on-board rechargeable battery with convenient on/off switch.

A New Website for the NASG

Magazine:

1:64 Modeling Guide 2012 Spring

Page:

20

Category:

Model Railroads and Computers

Scale:

S

An overview of the core functionality of the completely re-designed web site.

Contacting the NASG

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2016 #1 January

Page:

6

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Information about how to contact the NASG leadership via the NASG web site, and a note about which photos are still missing from the Product Gallery.

Contacting the Webmaster

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November

Page:

6

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Various ways of contacting the webmaster of, and submitting potential content for, the NASG web site.

KVD Industrial Ladders Kit

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April

Page:

4

Category:

Product Review

Scale:

S

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.

Lightweight Modules for Home Use

Magazine:

S Scale Resource 2021-08/09

Page:

44

Category:

Layouts - S

Scale:

S

The author describes how he resolved to build a modular/sectional home layout, using Gatorfoam board for the construction material. Includes many module construction photos.

Make Your Own Rerailer

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2018 #3 May

Page:

7

Category:

Tools

Scale:

S

The author shows how he built his own re-railer, since none are commercially available for S-scale equipment.

Meet an S Gauger

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2012 #5 October

Page:

20

Category:

Model Railroads and People

Scale:

S

The author, and NASG webmaster, Peter Vanvliet, introduces himself and his layout.

NASG and Online Shopping

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May

Page:

14

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

A thorough review of the how the new online shopping cart of the NASG web site works.

NASG Elections and Our Future

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2018 #6 November

Page:

6

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

The author mentions the addition of a dedicated page to the NASG web site related to NASG elections, and also covers how to nominate yourself for one of the NASG board positions,

NASG Web Site and American Flyer

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2016 #2 March

Page:

19

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Introducing the American Flyer Product Gallery section of the NASG web site.

NASG Web Site Facelift

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September

Page:

6

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Five years after taking over the NASG web site, the author describes the reasons for and a description of the new web site design.

NASG Web Site Internals

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2015 #6 November

Page:

22

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

A couple of notes about the online shopping cart, the Members Only section, and web site statistics. Dealing with pages that aren't showing the latest.

NASG Web Site Updates

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2018 #5 September

Page:

14

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

The author describes the new content recently added to the NASG's web site.

NASG Web Site: Member Services

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2015 #4 July

Page:

8

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

A follow-up on the online shopping cart of the NASG web site, and technical support issues that have come up with the "Members Only" section of the web site.

NASG Website

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March

Page:

14

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

A review of all the changes that have been made to the NASG web site in recent months.

NASG Website News

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2020 #5 September

Page:

9

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Information about the new "Layouts" and "How-to" sections of the NASG web site.

New on the NASG Web Site

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2016 #6 November

Page:

14

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

This column covers all of the new content that was added to the site as part of the NASG web site's facelift.

New Year Brings New Column

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January

Page:

18

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

The latest information about the NASG web site changes, and the first of several "When Modeling..." topics to be included in the column, which provides very specific information about some very specific modeling item.

Scratchbuilding a PRR GLa Twin-bay Hopper

Magazine:

S Scale Resource 2018-02/03

Page:

22

Category:

Freight Cars - Hoppers

Scale:

S

The author describes in step-by-step details how to build this model, and how to build a model from scratch using styrene.

Site Map for the NASG Web Site

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November

Page:

14

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

The author mentions surviving Hurricane Harvey, a reminder note about the NASG web site's shopping cart, NASG BOT members' photos are now on the web site, and the purpose of and creation of the web site's site map. In the "When Modeling..." section, the author covers 3D-printed shells.

Staying Up-to-date With the Revised NASG Web Site

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March

Page:

22

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Information about how to stay in touch with what has been changed on the NASG web site recently. The "When Modeling..." section covers trolley and traction modeling manufacturers.

Switching Eras is Almost Like Switching Scales... Almost

Magazine:

S Scale Resource 2018-08/09

Page:

46

Category:

Model Railroad Philosophy

Scale:

S

What it is like to change modeling eras, especially going back in time. The author switches from 1950 to 1924.

The Expanding NASG Web Site

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2015 #5 September

Page:

8

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

An update on the online shopping cart of the NASG web site, documenting the history of S-scale, updating other sections of the site, including the Product Gallery.

The NASG - Who Are We?

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May

Page:

10

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Information about NASG membership, and how the group is sub-divided by interests.

The NASG Online Membership Directory

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2013 #2 April

Page:

2

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Information about how the new NASG web site's Online Membership Directory works.

The NASG Web Site

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2014 #4 August

Page:

4

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

This article provides an introduction and a complete overview of the NASG's web site.

The NASG Web Site and Your Modeling

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2014 #3 June

Page:

10

Category:

Model Railroads and Computers

Scale:

S

The author shares various ways that modelers who have a presence on the Internet can share their work via the NASG web site.

The NASG Web Site Continues to Evolve

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July

Page:

18

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

The News & Events button has been split into two separate buttons, allowing for extra event information about the various multi-day S-scale events that take place around the U.S. every year. The new Layouts on the Web page has been added. The "When Modeling..." section covers the availability of S-scale bridges.

The NASG Website and Your Club

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2014 #2 April

Page:

19

Category:

Model Railroads and People

Scale:

S

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 New NASG Web Site

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February

Page:

2

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

After taking over the NASG web site and completely revising it, the webmaster describes all the new features of the site.

The State of S-scale Figures

Magazine:

S Scale Resource 2019-08/09

Page:

16

Category:

Scenery - People & Animals

Scale:

S

The author reviews all of the currently-available S-scale figures on the market.

Train Control and Battery Power

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2018 #4 July

Page:

14

Category:

Electronics

Scale:

S

Detailed information about how trains have been controlled, what "dead rail" is, and how to convert your engines to battery power. The article is continued on page 33 of the PDF version.

Visit the Product Gallery Online

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December

Page:

4

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

The author describes the Product Gallery section of the NASG web site.

Web Site Continues to Grow

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September

Page:

26

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Added the Freight Car Loads listing to the NASG web site's "Product Gallery" section. Also added were a complete listing of the W.A. Drake cars, and Dave Heine's article about using battery power to model wooden rails on this layout. The rest of the article covers how S-scale modelers can find each other online, an update on the last issue's When Modeling... Turntables, and this issue's When Modeling... Boats.

Web Site for Members Only

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2014 #1 February

Page:

14

Category:

Model Railroads and Computers

Scale:

S

The author describes the "Members Only" section of the NASG web site, and what features it offers the NASG member.

Web Site Product Gallery by Era

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2018 #1 January

Page:

21

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

The NASG web site's S Product Gallery now includes the prototype era during which a particular car or locomotive was built and operated (where available), to help the S-scale modeler find equipment that might be appropriate for his or her layout's modeled era. Also covered are the NASG Dispatch articles index, as available on the web site. The article also covers companies that produce models of S-scale buses.

Web Site Updates

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May

Page:

4

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Adding the Structures and Vehicles sections to the S Product Gallery section of the NASG web site. The individual pages have been redesigned to show multiple photos and even an embedded video if one is available.

Web Site Words

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2016 #4 July

Page:

18

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

Dealing with false spam e-mails, a reminder of how the online shopping works, how to obtain the latest membership application forms, keeping your NASG membership records updated, web site membership renewals, the new rolling stock trucks section in the Product Gallery section.

What's New on the Web Site?

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2018 #2 March

Page:

10

Category:

Model Railroad Organizations

Scale:

S

The author thanks the contributors to the web site's content. The web site now has the ability to accept payments for booster ads online, new mini articles have been added, and the new S-scale's History page. The extra section is on which tunnels are available in S-scale today.

What's on Your Workbench Today?

Magazine:

S Scale Resource 2016-02/03

Page:

32

Category:

Freight Cars - Hoppers

Scale:

S

The author shares two photos of his work bench space and the PRR GLa hopper cars that he is scratchbuilding.

When Modeling... Ballast

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2018 #6 November

Page:

19

Category:

Track

Scale:

S

Available resources for S-scale modelers who want to apply ballast to their track.

When Modeling... Turntables

Magazine:

NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May

Page:

11

Category:

Track

Scale:

S

Information about which turntables are available in S-scale at the time of this writing.