NASG Dispatch Articles by Bob Jackson

!!Syracuse!!

Issue:
1991 #5 October
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A report of the 1991 NASG Convention. Includes lots of photos.

50th Anniversary of S Observations

Issue:
1987 #3 Summer
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author summarizes the 1987 NASG Convention, celebrating 50 years of S-scale, and the 25th anniversary of the S Gaugian magazine. Apparently Ed Packard was there, who introduced the first commercial S-scale products via Cleveland Designs' C-D, including showing some of the turned-wooden models.

Coast to Coast in S Scale

Issue:
1992 #4 August
Page:
12
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

Many photographs of 9 different S-scale layouts.

Command Control in S

Issue:
1992 #1 February
Page:
5
Category:
Electronics
Description:

This is an in-depth article describing what command control is, which the major systems are on the market at the time of the writing, how these systems works, and how to wire them to your layout.

Details Make the Difference

Issue:
1991 #3 May
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:

Taking two American Models box cars, Jon Firpach has done a lot of detailing to them so that you can't tell that they started life as the same models. Includes many close-up photos showing the details added.

Glen Sponholtz's Laramie and North Park Railway

Issue:
1992 #1 February
Page:
10
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

A visit and several photos describing Glen's layout. The layout was open as part of the 1991 NASG Convention.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1991 #1 February
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Introducing Bill Krause to the S-scale community, who has received the Bernie Thomas award and has been in S-scale since the early 1960s.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1992 #2 April
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

This column introduces Billy Wade.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1992 #4 August
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Introducing Dan Navarre.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1992 #5 October
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Introducing Brian Jackson, former editor Bob Jackson's son.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1993 #1 February
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Introduces Russ Mobley (the third general director of the NASG, and owner of Amity Star Models).

Photostory

Issue:
1990 #4 August
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Photos, with captions, taken at the 1990 Convention.

Re-motoring The American Model Geep

Issue:
1991 #3 May
Page:
14
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:

The author describes how he replaced the stock motor in the AM GP9 with a Sagami 2236 motor (this motor is to be used in the S-Helper Service RS-3 locomotives being introduced).

Terry Henderson's American Flyer Layout

Issue:
1991 #4 August
Page:
9
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

This 10'x24' layout is set up several times per year by Terry Henderson and his friend Keith Erickson and their supportive families. Includes many photos, and a track plan.

The Cleveland Flyer

Issue:
1992 #5 October
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A detailed report about the 1992 NASG Convention, including many of the "people" photos.

The Harper Valley Railroad

Issue:
1985 #4 Fall
Page:
8
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

A visit of Don Harper's Sn3 freelanced-style layout based on Colorado prototypes. The two-level layout measures 13'x20', which was an HO-scale layout prior to 1981. The article includes many photos of the layout.

The NASG at the NMRA

Issue:
1991 #5 October
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A report of the NASG's booth at the 1991 NMRA convention in Denver, Colorado. Also covered were the other S-scale activities at the show.

The NASG Visits Intermountain Railway Company

Issue:
1991 #6 December
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

The Longmont, Colorado company produces their own O-scale freight car kits, and is home to S-scale's Pacific Rail Shops and HO-scale's Innovative Models, as well as being a contractor for other manufacturers. Includes many photos of the facilities.

The NASG's Story Part 1

Issue:
1986 #3 Summer
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

This issue starts a series of articles documenting the history of the NASG.

The NASG's Story Part 2

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

This issue continues the story of the NASG's formation, and its rocky start.

The NASG's Story Part 3

Issue:
1987 #2 Spring
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The history of the NASG continues with this issue, which includes information about Ed Schumacher, the man, and the things he did to set the organization on solid footing.

The NASG's Story Part 4

Issue:
1987 #4 Fall
Page:
20
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The NASG established contest rules, developed wheel standards, and the turmoil that these caused. The NASG becomes the "NASG, Inc." in New York (incorporation also put an end to the early "lifetime" memberships that were financially un-sustainable).

The NASG's Story Part 5

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
29
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

In this final installment, the author describes the significant loss of members due to the incorporation and the revocation of the "life-time" membership, and the creation and start of the DISPATCH magazine. He also mentions why he has decided to stop this series on the NASG's history.

Vern Chester's Cascade Western Railroad

Issue:
1992 #2 April
Page:
7
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author visited this hi-rail layout, and also shares several photos taken there. Track is hand-laid, but the equipment is all American Flyer. The layout was started in 1956.

What's Your Fantasy Quotient?

Issue:
1987 #1 Winter
Page:
8
Category:
Layout Design
Description:

A bunch of California S-scale modelers got together to determine the fantasy quotient, which is not about how close your layout matches the prototype, but how close your layout matches your imagined eventual design.

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