The author describes how to convert a Matchbox "Models of Yesteryear" series is No. Y3O, a 1920 Model AC Mack, to a local coal-delivery truck (made from 1916 through 1936). Includes scale diagrams and two model photos.
Using paint markers to mark the axles of cars using the resistors' marking bands scheme to help identify the owner of the car. Useful in large group settings and during operating settings.
The three-day show was held in November. The author covers all the activities during that time, with 60+ people attending. Includes a track plan of the modular layout's set-up at the show.
The American Models 1985 new hopper is based on a Unicast 55-ton outside-braced two-bay hopper. The author describes optional steps the modeler can take to make the model more detailed, covering grab irons, steps, couplers, brake details, cross-braces support, hopper door hardware, ladders, interior braces, glad hands, and painting the model.
The drawings of the car shown in the previous Dispatch were too small to be of any use, so this issue devotes two full pages to those drawings.
Following the official press release, Don explains why the delay in making the announcement. The article also covers a bit of company history.
Efforts in the works by the NASG Promotions committee.
The author reports on the NASG booth's set up and S-scale layouts at the NMRA show. An additional report by Earl Carlsen reports about the same show from the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers club's perspective.
Information about the current NASG track standard. Includes a listing of track and brass models that comply with that standard.
A photo essay showing the American Models factory.
A description, with track plan and several photos, of Dave Held's 34'x17' layout.
A report on what the NASG's Promotions Committee has been working on.
Update on what the Committee has been up to.
Updates from the Committee.
The latest update of the Committee.
Reviewed is the White 3000 series COE tractor truck with trailer by S DeSigns.
The author provides a behind-the-scenes look on how the NASG's A.F. Commemorative Car project was started, and working with Lionel to make it a reality.
The author describes a visit to Barry Mertz' S-scale layout. The brief article is accompanied by a good number of color photos.
Since there are now other magazines reporting on S-scale's new products, the author has decided to change his product-announcement column to one that reviews currently-available products, with this column covering S-scale track products.
The author reviews the current crop of S-scale turnouts that are available.
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