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.

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.

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.

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.

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