NASG Dispatch Articles by Bill Pyper

Are Your Vehicles To Scale?

Issue:
2014 #2 April
Page:
26
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.

Central Coast Trains

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

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.

From the Conductor

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

The new editor introduces himself, and how he plans to edit the magazine.

From the Conductor

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The editor responds to feedback he got on the previous issue, the one he edited for the NASG.

From the Conductor

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
7
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.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Dispatch Authors

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

Basic how-to information for submitting articles for the NASG's Dispatch.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Dispatch Authors

Issue:
2014 #2 April
Page:
31
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:

The Dispatch editor, Bill Pyper, provides guidelines for how to write an article for possible publication in the Dispatch.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2014 #3 June
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

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.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2014 #4 August
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

The editor describes this issue and why one should belong to the NASG.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

The editor describes some changes in this issue.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2014 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

This is the first issue on the new schedule (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov).

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #1 January
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

Comments about the current issue, and ideas for future issues.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

The editor requests that contributor NOT use photo-forwarding services, starts his series on local hobby shops, and the upcoming NASG election.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #3 May
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

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.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

A request for Christmas photos and layout stories.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

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.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

Observations from manning the NASG booth at the 2015 National Train Show. Photos taken at the event are shown on page 4.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2016 #1 January
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

What it takes to write and submit an article and/or photos for possible inclusion in future Dispatch issues.

Remodeling a Wayside Station

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
24
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

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.

Scrap Building

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
29
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:

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.

Scrap Building

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
28
Category:
Scenery - Homes and Lots
Description:

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.

Scrap Building

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
28
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.

Signs, Signs, Everywhere There's Signs

Issue:
2014 #3 June
Page:
23
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:

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.

Signs, Signs, Everywhere...

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
4
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:

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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