NASG Dispatch Articles by Jim Martin

A Canadian Interurban

Issue:
2015 #1 January
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Photos and a description of William Flatt's modular layout. It features the Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto electric railway. A track plan of this 9'x18' U-shaped layout is also included.

Brian Nicholson's Layout

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
7
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author describes Brian Nicholson's (Montreal) layout, shares photos, and a track plan.

Building the Mount Blue Models Cranberry Storage Barn

Issue:
2013 #3 June
Page:
14
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:

The author describes how he turned this barn model into a harbor scene's fisherman's net shack, complete with suggested interior details.

Gregg and Colleen Mummert's Incredible Christmas Layout

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
17
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

Gregg describes how their Christmas layout grew over the years. Includes photos of the layout, as well as a track plan of this L-shaped 11'x17' layout.

Nastying a Tanker Truck

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
24
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

The author describes how he took a Matchbox tank truck, stripped it, and reworked it to become an old tow truck.

News From the North

Issue:
2014 #2 April
Page:
23
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

After a few notes, the author describes John Johnston's Shelter Valley and Trent River Railway S-scale layout. The article includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.

News From the North

Issue:
2014 #3 June
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

The author shares an interview he did with Mt. Albert Scale Lumber owner Gerry Cornwell about his company, his manufacturing practices, and what it takes to produce tiny strips of wood. Includes lots of photos of the factory set up.

News From the North

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
12
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:

The describes how he converted a Bachmann Plasticville tower into a more accurate S-scale model.

News From the North

Issue:
2014 #6 November
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

A bit more about Nicholas Deely in Alaska, the closing of RMC's parent company, and thoughts on publishing digital magazines. He then continues to describe how looking at British companies' products, especially their OO-scale, may help us in S-scale.

News from the North

Issue:
2015 #1 January
Page:
23
Category:
Modules
Description:

In this collaborative article, the author covers the S Scale Workshop's preparation for the trip to the "Salon du Train Rive Nord" train show in Montreal, Quebec. Includes photos taken at the show, and a track plan of the final Free-mo set-up.

News from the North

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
12
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

The author describes some unique S-scale vehicles he created from kits in other scales. Includes several photos of the final models.

News from the North

Issue:
2015 #3 May
Page:
23
Category:
Modules
Description:

Using Tichy's HO-scale windows for S-scale structures. The rest of the article covers Chris Abbott's set of modules for the S Scale Workshop club, and how Paul Raham took over the modules to make a small station scene out of the original modules.

News From the North

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

The author reports on the River Raisin Berkshires announcement, Scalecoat paint's being bought out, and a visit with Fast Track's owner Tim Warris (includes several photos of his S-scale jig and his HO-scale layout).

News from the North

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

A couple of notes of Fast Track's kit for improving the tracking problems of American Model's 6-wheel passenger car trucks. The author interviews Steve Hunter, the designer behind the 3D-printed "Eastern Road Models" Shapeways web site.

News from the North

Issue:
2016 #1 January
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

Notes about the dormant Ridgehill Scale Models company, the Niagara Central Hobbies store closing, and the S Scale Workshop's experiences at the Expo Rail Museum show of 2015. Includes photos of models by members of the club.

News from the North

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The author notes that Rapido Trains now offers their own paint line, and that SceniKing backdrops has closed down. The S Scale Workshop celebrates its 20th year in 2016. Several photos of recent activities are included with the article.

News from the North

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
20
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Notes about possible freight cars from Elgin Car Shops, anniversaries for the S Scale Workshop (the club to which the author belongs), comparing color vs. black-n-white photos, a visit to the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum in Nova Scotia (features an S-scale layout), and the passing of Dan Kirlin.

News from the North

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
8
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

After making a brief note about how Fast Tracks has bought out Mt. Albert Scale Lumber, the author describes the work benches three local S-scale modelers have built for their layout and model construction efforts.

News from the North

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
12
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:

Paul Raham describes how he built his fleet of steam locomotives in a difficult-to-model time period of 1919.

Ridgehill Central

Issue:
2003 #3 June
Page:
8
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The history and construction of the Southern Ontario S Scale Workshop's modular club layout. Includes a couple of photos of the layout.

The Plum Creek Railroad

Issue:
2016 #2 March
Page:
15
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

A visit with Clayt Peter's Plum Creek Railroad, which measures 14'x28'. It is still under construction, but the parts that are finished look very nice. Includes photos and a track plan.

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