After introducing his model railroading hobby history, the author describes his current 20'x20' S and Sn3, two-level layout. Includes photos of the current layout, still under construction.
The author continues to introduce the members of the NASG BOT.
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.
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.
The NASG president covers several NASG-related topics, including elections, and needing someone to handle the Estate Survival program of the NASG.
Covers some minor topics about the organization itself (election nominations, no dues increases, extra copies of this issue available).
The NASG president covers several topics as he returned from the NASG Convention.
Commentary about the upcoming NASG elections, the Perles award, and the demise of Carstens Publishing.
It costs the NASG money to send out reminder notices, so the President reminds everyone to send their dues in on time.
The author covers the upcoming NASG elections, a request for Dispatch authors, and the Sn3 gauges for sale through the NASG.
The author covers the upcoming NASG convention, paying dues ahead of the deadlines, member contributions to content for the Dispatch, the web site's Product Gallery section, and making sure that your estate is set up to handle your model trains.
Covers notes about recent changes that have been made to the NASG web site, membership services, possible dues increase, and an increase in new members.
Comments about providing the webmaster with accurate data so that the web site becomes more accurate over time, business-type NASG memberships, membership renewals.
Consider contributing tips and trick to the Dispatch. NASG membership dues increases.
The NASG membership needs to be more vocal about what it wants for the organization. A change in the NASG Treasurer. People added as committee chairman.
A brief review of what happened at the 2015 NASG Convention's BOT and general membership meetings.
The NASG president introduces this special "This is S" issue, with what it takes to be an S-scale modeler.
The report of what happened at the 2012 NASG Convention's BOT meeting.
The new NASG president's first column, in which he runs through all the key people that are keeping the NASG humming along.
Nelson's 22'x22' AT&SF layout is featured in this article, which includes many photos and a track plan. The finished layout is always open for visitors.
Changes are proposed to be voted on during the upcoming election.
Tips and photos on how to successfully build the Pacific Rail Shops kits that nearly all S-scale modelers have in their closet.
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