NASG Dispatch Articles by Monte Heppe

Calabash Terminal Update

Issue:
2011 #2 April
Page:
30
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

Monte shares a few photos of an area of his modular layout that has recently received new scenery (an update to his October 2010 article in the Dispatch).

Civil War Rolling Stock

Issue:
2008 #1 February
Page:
15
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

The author describes how he converted some A.F. train sets' cars to be used for Civil War equipment. Includes several photos of completed models.

Entering Model Contests

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author describes how to prepare a model to be entered for a contest (specifically the annual NASG Convention contests).

Logging Cars

Issue:
2008 #3 June
Page:
23
Category:
Freight Cars - Log Cars
Description:

Using AF trucks, the author describes how he built logging spine cars that are permanently coupled. Includes photos.

Meet An S Gauger Monte Heppe

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The author recalls his early observations of prototype railroading, and how he and his Dad got involved in the hobby. He describes his current layout and the various organizations of which he is a member.

Model Contests

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author series about model contests at NASG Convention continues with this issue covering how the judging is performed.

Monte Heppe

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
10
Category:
Railroads
Description:

The author describes visiting the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District in Sioux City, Iowa, and several other places on a recent vacation.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
10
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The new Executive VP of the NASG describes the things he has been able to do because he joined the NASG and how it motivated him to do more.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2016 #2 March
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author covers some ideas for local S-scale clubs to bring in new members.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Adding up all the available metrics, the author concludes that there are more S-scale modelers out there than these metrics account for. The question is how to contact them, and get them to join the NASG.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author briefly reports on what the Coastal Carolina Trainfest is all about and how he promoted S-scale at the event. Includes one photo of the author's set-up.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reflects on what makes NASG Conventions so great.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author talks about the T-Trak modules at the NASG Conventions, consider writing an article about your layout for the Dispatch, and he shares a photo of a Harbor Master's office diorama.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author covers what it takes to be on the NASG BOT, and consider offering your services to one of the committees.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Covers some of the extra tours available at the upcoming NASG Convention in Baltimore, and the clinics the author will be involved with at the event.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reports on the Trainfest show in North Carolina, for which his club is a sponsoring member. He also covers products created by British company Deluxe Materials.

Musings from the Yukon

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
8
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:

The author visits the Yukon and Alaska, and shares a photo of a building that could be modeled. He also describes his trip on the 3-foot narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Railroad.

NASG Model Contests

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
15
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author starts a series about how the model contests has held, conducting, and how to enter into these contests at the annual NASG Conventions.

North Carolina Portable Switching Layout

Issue:
2010 #5 October
Page:
28
Category:
Modules
Description:

There being only two S-scale modelers in the all-scale club to which the author belongs, he decided that it would be better to build a portable switching layout serving six industries and a team track in a 2' x 8' space, rather than a full-blown modular layout. Includes photos of the layout, including how it folds up.

S Lore

Issue:
1993 #5 October
Page:
20
Category:
Electronics
Description:

The author shares his method for automatic control for American Flyer reverse loops.

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