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.

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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