After a brief introduction on how Dave got into S-scale, there are several pages of photos of his NYC/UP layout, including a full-page photo of his scratchbuilt trestle bridge.
The author describes Ron and his layout, and shares many photos of the work Ron has done. Ron specializes in scratchbuilding rolling stock.
Dick starts off as the editor of this Dispatch with this issue.
The author lists things he would like see manufacturers produce in S-scale.
A photo tour to Spokane, WA, and this is the first Dispatch issue with a theme: tracklaying.
Dick describes his transition from A.F. to scale. His request is for more A.F.-related materials to be published in the Dispatch.
Breaking a storage yard into small blocks allows the controlled movement of just one engine in the yard, without the others moving as well.
This American Flyer-based layout measures 15'x25' and is 5 feet tall, covering several levels. The article includes several photos of the layout as the Greater Seattle S Gaugers club met at John's house.
The author reviews the 1989 NASG Convention.
A listing of what was new at the Convention.
How to convert an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer flat car into a "scale" model. Includes drawings showing how to modify the body, and includes a parts list.
Taking A.C. Gilbert American Flyer gondola bodies and converting them into credible "scale" models. Includes model photos and cut diagrams. Also covered is the 42-foot hydracushion box car.
The series continues with converting A.F. cars to scale models, by converting a quad hopper, and a wine tank car. Includes diagrams and model photos.
The author describes how to create a Virginian-style rotary coal car and a transfer caboose. Includes model photos and diagrams.
Using paper copies of locomotive diagrams, the author describes how he "paper-dolled" the engine together by cutting out pieces from the diagrams. Includes the "kitbashed" diagram, and a photo of the finished locomotive.
The author introduces Kent Singer, a Dispatch columnist, to the audience.
The NASG BOT wants to launch SIGs that represent the three groups of modelers within the S-scale community, similar to the NMRA SIGs.
The author reports on his visit to the 1988 NASG Convention. Includes several photos, including most of the contest winners' models.
The first meeting of Oregon state-wide S-scale modelers, to gauge interest in a state-wide meeting, and to consider organizing a joint NASG/NMRA convention. People brought models, and John Verser (of Pacific Rail Shops) brought the latest box car model. Includes several photos.
Having left the East coast in 1964 to move to the West coast, the author's visit to the east has him noticing everything that once was is no more.
How to make license plates for S-scale vehicles.
The club's modules do not necessarily conform to the NASG's S-MOD standard, but the layout has been set-up a number of times in 1992. Includes several close-up photos.
Reviewed is the Omnicon PRR M1 4-8-2. A number of issues were found with the four review samples, which Omnicon owner, Charlie Sandersfeld offered to correct, but he had become seriously ill at the time.
A visit and tour of Ernie Horr's layout. Includes several photos, some of which are full-page.
This article covers how to wire your layout's single-ended or double-ended yard, including an automatic stopping section. Several diagrams are included to clarify the text.
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