Despite the kit definitely being intended for O-scale, the author still managed to make it into a reasonable model for S.
After a brief introduction of how the author met Frank, the remainder of the article is an interview-style format. Frank describes how he got started in model railroading, in S-scale, background info on the S Gauge Herald, and the history behind Lehigh Valley Models. Includes photos of Frank's layout and his models.
The author reminisces about John H. Long who had recently passed away. John modeled in S-scale for 37 years, and was a founding member of the Central Pennsylvania S Gaugers.
An ode to Russ Downs and what he did for the hobby.
Bill describes Stan's involvement in the hobby.
Introducing John Foley.
Bill briefly introduces Bob Werre, with a couple of photos of Bob's studio where he was busy photographing SHS products.
Bill introduces Tom Robichaud who is a member of the Bristol S Gauge Club.
The author introduces Roy Hoffman, how he got started in the hobby, and his current Penn Western "scale" layout.
Bill introduces Cliff Brown who models the Lehigh Valley.
The author presents a materials list, a scaled drawing, and step-by-step guidance to how to scratchbuild a sandhouse. Includes two small photos of the completed model.
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.
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 Lehigh Valley S Gaugers meet in April to reveal each member's "secret project". Several months earlier the members of the club indicate what they intend to reveal in April, and the entries are sealed in an envelope. Members with no, or incomplete, projects have to pay a penalty fee. At the April meeting the projects are judged and prices are awarded to the top three entries. The project keeps the members building. Photos of the efforts are shown in the article.
Using the stranded-wire technique, the author describes how he built new trees to improve upon the ones he had previously built. Includes several photos.
Using left-over Christmas decorations to serve as the basis for S-scale trees. Includes construction photos.
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