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.
The author interviews Anita Walter, owner of this model trains-only store in Atascadero, California. The store stocks S-scale products, consignment items, Lionel, Kadee, and scratchbuilding materials. She has a mailing list for those who model in S-scale.
The new editor introduces himself, and how he plans to edit the magazine.
The editor responds to feedback he got on the previous issue, the one he edited for the NASG.
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.
Basic how-to information for submitting articles for the NASG's Dispatch.
The Dispatch editor, Bill Pyper, provides guidelines for how to write an article for possible publication in the Dispatch.
The editor introduces the DCC series of articles, publicizes questions about S-MOD, and announces that the magazine's publication months will be changed later in 2014.
The editor describes this issue and why one should belong to the NASG.
The editor describes some changes in this issue.
This is the first issue on the new schedule (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov).
Comments about the current issue, and ideas for future issues.
The editor requests that contributor NOT use photo-forwarding services, starts his series on local hobby shops, and the upcoming NASG election.
A note about grain elevators (covered in this issue), and the unfortunate duplication of Mike Fyten's article in the previous issue of the Dispatch and the S Gaugian magazine.
A request for Christmas photos and layout stories.
Membership renewals will no longer be mailed out starting in 2016. Booster ads. Many photos received related to the 2015 NASG Convention. The California State Railroad Museum has a static display of S-scale equipment.
Observations from manning the NASG booth at the 2015 National Train Show. Photos taken at the event are shown on page 4.
What it takes to write and submit an article and/or photos for possible inclusion in future Dispatch issues.
The story is about how Jim Bezek refurbishes old, non-functioning American Flyer accessories and brings them back to life again, using a passenger station platform as an example. Includes several construction photos.
The author describes how he built a small incinerator using an empty cinnamon container. He also shows how to build a smaller one using a spigot from a two-gallon water container.
What color are sidewalks? The author takes a field trip to investigate (he goes outside!). Chipboard is the conclusion he reached for how best to model sidewalks in S-scale.
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.
The author encourages all the add billboards to your layouts. He provides typical prototype dimensions. He then provides examples of how to make them. Includes prototype and model photos.
The author describes where you can find, and how you can produce, S-scale signs for your layout. Includes several prototype photos, and step-by-step model photos.
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