NASG Dispatch Articles by Robert Nicholson

A Glimpse of the "S" Roster of Iowan Bob Nicholson

Issue:
1994 #1 February
Page:
20
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

Photos, and a brief description with each, of the models found on the author's layout.

Bashing Atlas HO Switches to S

Issue:
1994 #3 June
Page:
34
Category:
Track
Description:

A couple of photos of how the author cuts award a commercial turnout and adjusts the gauge to fit S-scale.

Illinois Central's Iowa Division Type "C" Depots

Issue:
1997 #1 February
Page:
20
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:

Type C depots were for communities that no longer had an assigned railroad agent. They were only slightly bigger than a shed. Includes several prototype photos and drawings.

Minor Adjustments: Fixing the American Models Passenger Trucks

Issue:
1984 #4 Fall
Page:
12
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:

The early-production streamlined passenger car trucks from AM showed a tendency to fall apart. This article describes how to fix that.

More on Re-gauging Atlas HO Switches

Issue:
1996 #1 February
Page:
20
Category:
Track
Description:

The author does a follow-up article to his 1994 article, answering questions, and showing more detailed photos.

Shabbona Railroad Gets A Turntable

Issue:
2011 #3 June
Page:
8
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

Drawing on his experience dealing with real-world turntables, the author modifies his HO-scale Heljan turntable kit to operate smoothly on his S-scale layout. Includes many close-up photos of the work done to the table.

Tales From The Rails

Issue:
2014 #2 April
Page:
10
Category:
Railroading Stories
Description:

"Willie's New Boots". A story about Willie having bought boots too small, but to proud to admit it to his co-workers.

The Lowell & Southern Railroad

Issue:
2011 #5 October
Page:
22
Category:
Layout Design
Description:

The idea and trackplan for the S-scale layout is based on a slightly-modified version of the real 5-mile shortline near Lowell, Illinois. Using a GE 44-tonner as the locomotive, the author describes operation, and the types of equipment that could be used on such a layout.

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