NASG Dispatch Articles by David Dewey

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
1999 #2 April
Page:
8
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

This is the first of the author's columns about running and fixing American Flyer trains. In this column he introduces himself and his history of model railroading. He shares a tip for how to remove the AF floors from the cars' body, including the action caboose.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
1999 #3 June
Page:
14
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

This column focuses on trucks and their wheels.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
1999 #5 October
Page:
22
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

This column continues to deal with improving A.F. trucks.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
1999 #6 December
Page:
20
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

The author describes the Christmas train set up he builds and uses every year, which includes elevated sections.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2000 #1 February
Page:
10
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

In this column, the author covers how to deal with loose A.F. steam wheels as they age. It also deals with gauging the wheels as well as quartering them.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2000 #2 April
Page:
14
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

The author covers repairing motors in A.F. steam locomotives.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
22
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

This column focuses on the A.C. Gilbert track, and how to get good performance out of it.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2000 #6 December
Page:
24
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

Continuing with the track theme from the previous issue, this column makes suggestions for improved running around the Christmas tree. Includes several Christmas set-up photos by Mike Wright.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2001 #1 February
Page:
18
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

The author describes the various A.F. steam locomotives that were produced.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2001 #3 June
Page:
18
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

How to identify smoke-in-tender models and how to fix them.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2001 #6 December
Page:
18
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

New books and reference material to help anyone wanting to repair A.F. products.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2002 #1 February
Page:
18
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

This column starts a series on A.F. turnouts. It covers A.F. #720.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2002 #2 April
Page:
20
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

This column continues the series on A.F. turnouts.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2002 #3 June
Page:
20
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

What tools are required to be able to fix A.F. items?

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2002 #6 December
Page:
22
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

What to look for before buying a "bargain" at a train show.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2003 #1 February
Page:
22
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

What to look for before buying a "bargain" at a train show.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2003 #6 December
Page:
18
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

How to prepare your AF trains for the Christmas display layout around the Christmas tree.

Fixin' Flyer

Issue:
2004 #6 December
Page:
22
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

The author gives the top-ten reasons why you're having trouble keeping your engines on the track.

Flyer Fest West IV

Issue:
2003 #3 June
Page:
33
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A behind-the-scenes review of the show held in 2003.

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