NASG Dispatch Articles: Layout Construction

Modeling Elevated Rail Lines

Issue:
1993 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

Elevating ones layout track can expand the available modeling space. The author shows examples on his and other's layouts.

S Tracks

Issue:
2013 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

What to do when there is a house-supporting pole in the middle of your layout space? The author's solution was to build a four-sided building around the square pole, which, when the camera is set a the right angle, makes the pole invisible.

Shabbona Railroad Gets A Turntable

Issue:
2011 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Robert Nicholson
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.

Short And Easy

Issue:
1994 #2 April
Page:
23
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Thoughts on building an automatic protection method for preventing engines from falling on the floor when a lift-out section has been removed from the layout.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
1996 #6 December
Page:
25
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author looked to the EBT prototype to figure out how to move coal on his layout between standard- and narrow-gauge.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
1997 #1 February
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Description:

In this column the author covers various non-S-scale kits that can be used to model Sn3 cars. Includes photos of some of those projects.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
1997 #2 April
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Description:

Covers how goods were transferred between narrow-gauge and standard-gauge cars. Also covered are how to have two identical cars, one with each type of truck to simulate transferring the car by swapping the trucks (includes photos).

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
1997 #3 June
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Description:

In this article the author describes how he converted a 4-6-0 Mantua HO-scale locomotive into an Sn3 model. Includes a parts list, and a couple of construction photos.

The Yore Mine II Railroad, in S

Issue:
1995 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
John I. Hall
Description:

The author covers his model railroading history, and how is now getting ready to build a 12'x14' S-scale layout. The article includes the 1:12 mock-up of the layout he built and the layout's track plan. The layout's benchwork was built to be portable.

This Time It's 'S' Part V

Issue:
2012 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author continues his updates on his Elk & Gauley layout, with completing a loop of track to run trains, and installing various bridges.

This Time It's S Chapter II

Issue:
2004 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Jeff continues his layout construction article, this time covering building sectional benchwork, and evaluating the earlier track plan. Includes construction photos, and track plan drawing.

This Time It's S Chapter IV

Issue:
2010 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Jeff continues his central West Virginia layout construction project, covering foam hills, bridges, and tunnels. Includes several under-construction photos.

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