Information about all the activities at the upcoming 1985 NASG Convention.
A letter-to-the-editor explains the situation about getting ALCO Models to produce an S-scale brass NYC Niagara.
Detailed information about the 2011 NASG Convention later in the year.
News from the NASG's president about the NASG's check gauge, coupler-height gauge, the increase in Dispatch issues from 4 to 6 per year, NASG promotional material to be included in S-scale products, and the NASG's 50-foot brass box car project has been shelved due to rapidly increasing costs.
New President Ed Loizeaux announces that Don Thompson is the interim editor of the Dispatch for this issue while Dick Karnes is preparing to take over from Elaine Powell.
A review of the past number of years of NASG Dispatch articles seems to indicate that the focus has been on "scale" modeling with little coverage for the A.F. enthusiast. To change that, Tom Nimelli has been appointed the Chairman of the American Flyer Enthusiast Committee.
A behind-the-scenes description of the people involved in creating the NASG's brass tank car project.
The various ways in which the non-S organizations and magazines are acknowledging S-scale efforts, and new companies and products that are flowing into S-scale.
The president's message is to double the membership numbers in the NASG.
The politics of NASG elections.
What does one get for NASG membership?
Ed describes the tension between the NASG and the NMRA, and how the NMRA is starting to come around, by accepting the NASG's modular standard for S-scale, adopt the NASG's track standard, and including an S-scale column in their magazine, as well as considering joint conventions. He also laments the lack of support for brass products from the S-scale community.
Is critiquing a brass model in a public forum a good idea before consulting with the manufacturer first?
The NASG is more united, as the Badgerland S Gaugers are trying include the "scalers" to the Fall S Fest, and Don Thompson heads up the Lionel/AF annual project car, and others' efforts at trying to unify AF, hi-rail, and scale modelers with the S community.
Continued discussion related to criticism toward S-scale manufacturers.
Responding to the claims that there are too many NYC and PRR engines being made, and not enough for other railroads.
Why has S-scale not grown at the rate the N-scale and G-gauge has done since their introduction?
The NASG's president summarizes the accomplishments made during his reign.
Rich Lenart builds a completely new A.F.-based layout each year for the Christmas season, and has been doing so since age 2. He currently uses an 18'x22' room. Includes several layout photos.
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