NASG Dispatch Articles by Don DeWitt

Decal Corner

Issue:
1989 #2 April
Page:
24
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:

The letter the author wrote to the owner of Microscale Decals is reprinted.

Decal Corner

Issue:
1989 #3 June
Page:
6
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:

A collection of new decals announced from various manufacturers.

Decal Corner

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
5
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:

New releases of decals in S-scale.

Decal Corner

Issue:
1990 #1 January
Page:
16
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:

The author introduces S-scale decals by Microscale, John Hall Decals, River Raisin, and S Designs.

Modular Standards Committee Report

Issue:
1988 #4 October
Page:
28
Category:
Modules
Description:

The final track plan of the largest S-scale modular layout built and operated up to that point in time is shown.

Modular Standards Committee Update

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
20
Category:
Modules
Description:

Don takes over from Tom Hawley to manage the standards for S-scale modular railroading. The issue covered here was the electrical connectors to be used for modules.

Modular Standards Committee Update

Issue:
1988 #1 March
Page:
16
Category:
Modules
Description:

The page shows a CAD drawing of the layout/track plan of the S-MOD modules scheduled to attend at the 1988 NASG Convention. Measuring 50'x90', and consisting of 60 modules, this would be the largest such setup.

Modular Standards Committee Update

Issue:
1988 #2 June
Page:
13
Category:
Modules
Description:

The page shows a CAD drawing of the layout/track plan of the S-MOD modules scheduled to attend at the 1988 NASG Convention. The layout has been updated based on responses from clubs, and it is now scheduled to measure 74'x118', 468' of track.

S-MOD Knocks Their Socks Off!

Issue:
1990 #4 August
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reports the results of building a 7,200 sqft modular S-scale layout at the Convention. Also included are a full-page drawing of the final track plan, and a full-page photo during set-up.

S-MOD System Modular Layout Plans for Pittsburgh

Issue:
1990 #2 April
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author shares his detailed plan for the 80'x120' S-scale modular layout planned for the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention. He also requests that attendees help with set-up and promotion. Includes a full-page track plan of the layout.

The Decal Corner

Issue:
1990 #2 April
Page:
7
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:

This article covers new decals released by Microscale, S Designs, Delaware Valley S Scale Supply, G&W Models, and a book review. The following pages show several drawings of where Microscale decals are to be placed on engines, automobiles, and box cars.

The Decal Corner

Issue:
1990 #4 August
Page:
22
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:

Reports of new S-scale decals from Microscale, River Raisin, John Pratt, and S Designs. Don DeWitt announced that this is his last column, and that Jon Firpach will take over the decals column.

The Membership Committee Chairman Proposes Some Changes!

Issue:
1990 #5 October
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author describes what it takes to be the NASG Membership Secretary, and makes a proposal for splitting the work up into several jobs. He is also resigning from the position.

The NASG - Who Are We?

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Results from a survey are shared about who makes up the NASG's membership.

The S-MOD System Building a Portable Control Panel Part 1

Issue:
1989 #2 April
Page:
25
Category:
Modules
Description:

This article covers how to wire a block control panel to an S-MOD module. Includes wiring diagrams.

The S-MOD System Building a Portable Control Panel Part 2

Issue:
1989 #3 June
Page:
11
Category:
Modules
Description:

In this installment, the control panel is actually designed and constructed, the switches are wired, and the module is tested.

The S-MOD System Checking the Wiring in Your Module

Issue:
1989 #1 February
Page:
20
Category:
Modules
Description:

This article assumes that you have an S-MOD module, and you are having electrical issues. This was in response to the majority of the issues the author observed in others' modules. It covers the basics of the wiring scheme, and how to trouble-shoot an existing system.

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