NASG Dispatch Articles by Ted Larson

A Compact End Module Part Two

Issue:
1995 #2 April
Page:
16
Category:
Modules
Description:

This is a follow-up to the December 1994 issue's article to show the various radii used in the end modules.

A Newcomer's Look At Scanners

Issue:
1994 #3 June
Page:
33
Category:
Railroading
Description:

Information and experience about buying your first scanner for tracking railroads. Lists a few companies that produced them (in 1994).

An S-module Based On N-Trak Design

Issue:
1995 #3 June
Page:
7
Category:
Modules
Description:

A follow-up on the October 1994 article, showing photos of the folded-legs system of the module.

Compact End Modules

Issue:
1994 #6 December
Page:
12
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author designed and built two half-circle modules for use at home and at train shows.

Corner Module

Issue:
1996 #5 October
Page:
22
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:

The author recommends putting loads on open freight cars so that show audience members can enjoy them when viewing our layouts. Includes several diagrams for constructing loads and how to tie them up.

DC on a Shoe-string

Issue:
1996 #3 June
Page:
12
Category:
Electronics
Description:

The author describes how he used a diode to have a DC locomotive run on half-wave AC output from a Lionel transformer. The article also covers full-wave (bridge rectifier) usage with AF steam locomotives, and converting AC AF locomotives to DC.

Foam Ballast

Issue:
1995 #1 February
Page:
11
Category:
Track
Description:

Bob Daniel shares how he makes ballast from ground-up styrofoam coffee cups.

Folding Legs

Issue:
1994 #5 October
Page:
24
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author shares the design ideas behind the folding legs of his local N-scale club, and how they can be used in S-scale modules.

Matchbox Cars

Issue:
1982 #2 March
Page:
6
Category:
Automobiles
Description:

The author lists available Matchbox cars, as of that date, that are suitable to S-scale modeling, along with the physical dimensions.

Module Corner Part I

Issue:
1995 #5 October
Page:
20
Category:
Modules
Description:

While there is no standard in S-MOD for corner modules, this article present some designs for a 48-inch square corner module, with inside and outside corner "cut off" to save on space.

Module Corner

Issue:
1995 #6 December
Page:
8
Category:
Modules
Description:

This column shares the design of Jack Troxell on how the Houston S Gaugers built their rounded corner modules.

Module Corner

Issue:
1997 #1 February
Page:
8
Category:
Modules
Description:

The column covers how the Houston S Gaugers shape the legs of the modules for the club layout. Includes design diagrams, and the jig used for shaping the legs.

Module Corner

Issue:
1998 #1 February
Page:
8
Category:
Modules
Description:

Folding legs and reducing weight, and how the Rochester Area S Gaugers do it. Includes design diagrams of a standard module for the club.

Module Corner

Issue:
1998 #2 April
Page:
16
Category:
Modules
Description:

Construction diagrams of how the Altoona Area Train Collectors Club's modules are built, both straight and corners.

Module Corner

Issue:
1998 #6 December
Page:
18
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:

This is a follow-up article to the October 1996 issue's one, describing how to properly model securing flat car loads. Covered are the 4- and 6-wheeled motor graders, military tanks, and crawler-type tractors with buckets. A sidebar with this article provides an brief index to all the Module Corner articles up to this date.

Module Corner

Issue:
1999 #1 February
Page:
15
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:

The listing of how to tie down flat car loads continues with this column, covering military tanks, and crawler-type shovels with rotating bodies.

Module Corner

Issue:
1999 #2 April
Page:
22
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

The author is gradually shifting the modules column over to his new "Tired Wheels" column, covering 1:64 vehicles. This issue's column starts with covering the 1962-1969 GMC Double Bottom semi, which is labeled "Matchbox King Size No. K4 Fruehauf Hopper, Made in England by Lesney".

Module Corner

Issue:
1999 #3 June
Page:
22
Category:
Modules
Description:

Tips on how to apply ballast using a mustard bottle.

Module Corner

Issue:
2000 #2 April
Page:
20
Category:
Modules
Description:

Photos and a brief description of the Central New York S Gaugers.

Module Corner

Issue:
2001 #6 December
Page:
8
Category:
Modules
Description:

This column covers the perception that S-MOD standard requires heavy materials for its construction, a report on what modular railroading is being done in Alberta, Canada, and a report of modular layouts in Michigan.

Module Corner

Issue:
2006 #6 December
Page:
10
Category:
Modules
Description:

Shows two modular set-up drawings of the Central Jersey S Scalers in 1987 and 1988 at the Rail Expo in Jersey City, NJ.

Module Corner

Issue:
2007 #1 February
Page:
10
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:

How to properly store farm tractors on flat cars.

The American Flyer Enthusiast

Issue:
1989 #3 June
Page:
30
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

A tip on using Bondo's "Plastic Metal" to repair AF shells.

The Module Corner

Issue:
1994 #2 April
Page:
31
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author introduces the column that will cover topics related to modular model railroading in S-scale.

Tired Iron

Issue:
2001 #2 April
Page:
8
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

The author delves into the question, which of the available 1:64 pickup models are actually 1:64? He specifically covers the 1956 Ford and the 1950 Chevy. Dimensions and photos are included. This also contains an addendum to the Hartoy AHL listing of February 1999 issue's article.

Tired Iron

Issue:
2001 #3 June
Page:
8
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

The author delves into the question, which of the available 1:64 pickup models are actually 1:64? He specifically covers the 1956 Ford and the 1950 Chevy. Dimensions and photos are included. This also contains an addendum to the Hartoy AHL listing of February 1999 issue's article.

Tired Wheels

Issue:
2000 #6 December
Page:
10
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

A review of the Matchbox Kings K-4, K-12, K-16, and K18 trucks.

Tired Wheels

Issue:
2001 #1 February
Page:
20
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

The author covers the 1950s Aurora tractor trailers. Includes photos of these rare models.

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