NASG Dispatch Articles: Locomotives - Diesel

1988 AF Wabash Alco PA Electrical Contact Repair

Issue:
1989 #1 February
Page:
25
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Description:

The Wabash PA locomotives may not have their contact wires make proper contact, so this brief article describes how to fix that.

Add Vent Windows to Your FP-7

Issue:
1988 #1 March
Page:
23
Author:
Bill Geracci
Description:

The author describes how he simulated the side vent window of the cab of the American Models FP-7. Includes diagrams.

An AC Powered FP7

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
4
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Description:

For those who have an AC-powered layout, the American Models' FP7, which is DC-powered, can be converted to either a single-direction AC-powered engine, or a bi-directional engine using the Williams #1010 reverse unit. How to do that is covered in this article. Includes photos.

Detailing a Putt Trains Diesel Switcher

Issue:
2010 #1 February
Page:
16
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author describes his building this small, unpowered industrial switcher, with a battery powering the LED headlights. It would be great in a train or as a scenic element.

Engines of American Flyer The S-8 Baldwin Switcher

Issue:
1982 #6 Fall
Page:
10
Author:
Roger Ingbretsen
Description:

After describing the history of the prototype engine, the author reviewed the A.F. version.

FP-7 Diesel Electric Locomotive: The Prototype

Issue:
1983 #1 Winter
Page:
13
Author:
Dick Cataldi
Description:

Prototype information on the history of the FP-7 locomotive, which was produced from 1949 through 1953.

Gilmaur GE U23b/U30b, SW1500 and Alco S4

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
20
Author:
Colin Stewart
Description:

The company's U18b kit was a success, so they are releasing kits for other engines. The author shares photos of the models in various stages of construction.

Improved Blomberg Sideframes

Issue:
1985 #4 Fall
Page:
13
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Description:

Adding details to the American Models' FP7 sideframes.

Lionel LLC Introduces First New Flyer Loco! SD40- 2

Issue:
1998 #1 February
Page:
7
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The 1998 Lionel catalog announces several road names for the all-new-tooling SD40-2 locomotive. This article combines both the new engine, other engines and cars coming out, and prototype information.

Modeling AMTRAK's B32-8WH

Issue:
1996 #5 October
Page:
31
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Description:

After a brief description of this passenger locomotive, the author describes how he modeled it in S-scale using a Dash 8-40B shell from American Hi-Rail as his starting point.

My C&O BL2 Model

Issue:
2002 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Description:

The author describes how he built his C&O #82 using the B.T.S. BL2 kit. Includes several photos of the model under construction and when completed.

New From Lionel Trains, Inc.

Issue:
1991 #1 February
Page:
16
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Introduction of the New Haven EP-5 "Little Joe", and the GM GP7.

Re-motoring The American Model Geep

Issue:
1991 #3 May
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

The author describes how he replaced the stock motor in the AM GP9 with a Sagami 2236 motor (this motor is to be used in the S-Helper Service RS-3 locomotives being introduced).

S-Helper Service to Do F3 A&B

Issue:
1998 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

S-Helper Service has announced the F3 project, and this article provides some prototype details, planned first-run road names, and prices.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
1998 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Description:

Prototype information about diesel locomotives used on narrow-gauge railroads.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
1998 #3 June
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author takes an HO-scale Atlas U36C mechanism, re-gauged it for Sn3, and mates it with an S-scale American Model GP35 shell. Includes one photo of the final model, as well as photos of powered box cabs and an Sn3 critter.

Turn an American Models GP9 Into a Chessie (B&O) "Torpedo Tube" Version

Issue:
2005 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Description:

The author describes the changes he made to the AM B&O GP9. Includes photos and a materials list.

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