NASG Dispatch Articles: Model Railroad Clubs

A New Model for Model Railroad Clubs

Issue:
2012 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Description:

How the Spokane, Panhandle, and Palouse Model Railroaders (SP&P) club was started, and what their membership requirements are. Includes a number of photos of members working on other members' home layouts.

All About Clubs

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes how clubs influenced his modeling.

Blue Ridge "S"calers Hold First Meeting

Issue:
2008 #3 June
Page:
25
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A group of North Carolina and Tennessee S-scale modelers get together for a day to discuss the idea of becoming a club. An S-scale modular layout was set up and clinics were offered. Thirty people attended. Includes several photos of attendees.

Branch Lines

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
various authors
Description:

Reports and photos from the Northern Ohio S Scalers', the Pequea Valley Model Railroaders', and a few others' recent meetings.

How To Build an S Gauge Club

Issue:
1984 #2 Spring
Page:
8
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Description:

This is part one of a two-part series on how the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers Association grew so rapidly.

How To Build an S Gauge Club Part II

Issue:
1984 #3 Summer
Page:
8
Author:
Tom Nimelli
Description:

In this installment, the author covers what the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers Association club did to keep members coming back each month.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2003 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes the S-scale activities taking place in Canada, Canadian prototype railroading, and S-scale manufacturers making products for Canadian railroad modeling.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2006 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author wonders if there are any permanent S-scale club layouts in existence (layouts that are set-up year-round).

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2007 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Where can we find the active pockets of S-scale modelers?

Lone Star Flyer Club

Issue:
2013 #1 February
Page:
15
Author:
Bill Clark
Description:

This article covers the history of the club, the history of their layout, and includes a couple of photos. (related web page)

Missionaries for S

Issue:
2001 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

The small Crescent City S Gaugers group decides to build a portable layout for local train shows. This article describes how they went about doing so. Includes photos and a track plan.

NASG Promotions

Issue:
1984 #4 Fall
Page:
12
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

Efforts in the works by the NASG Promotions committee.

Ohio Club Operates Christmas Display in Columbus Hobby Shop

Issue:
1994 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
Alan Evans
Description:

The Central Ohio S Gauge Club members operate the S-scale layout at the Blue Caboose Train Display from Thanksgiving until New Years on weekends and weeknights. Includes two photos of the layout.

One Small Club, Many Good Times: The Story of the Neshaminy Valley American Flyer Club

Issue:
1993 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Mike Ramsey
Description:

The formation and history of the NVAFC. Includes an interview with most of the original members, and several photos of the club's layout.

Oregon S Gaugers Meet

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
8
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

The first meeting of Oregon state-wide S-scale modelers, to gauge interest in a state-wide meeting, and to consider organizing a joint NASG/NMRA convention. People brought models, and John Verser (of Pacific Rail Shops) brought the latest box car model. Includes several photos.

Pioneer Valley S-Gaugers Christmas Project: Santa's Trains at Look Park

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
Steven Allen
Description:

The author describes how the club took on a two-week Christmas train show event at Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts. This led to the club being hired to build a permanent S-scale Christmas display layout, and the story about how the layout grew over the last year or two.

Potomac Valley S Gauge Association

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
Bill Oertly
Description:

Some of the club members' models. Includes photos of the models discussed.

Rail Joiners

Issue:
1988 #3 August
Page:
11
Author:
Silas Kayle
Description:

History and more detailed information about the State Line S Gaugers located in Illinois and Wisconsin.

S Gauge Promotion

Issue:
1988 #2 June
Page:
5
Author:
Bristol S Gauge Railroaders
Description:

The Bristol S Gauge Railroaders are starting a new approach to put together train starter sets, based on older A.F. components, to be sold to the general public at no more than $75. The idea is to get people not familiar with model railroading to get started in S-scale.

South Jersey S Scalers Inaugural Meeting

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
12
Author:
Bill Lane
Description:

They met at Roy Hoffman's house to see his layout, and see all the wares from the area's manufacturers who attended. Includes several photos of Roy's layout.

Susquehanna S-Gaugers "Steam-up"

Issue:
2006 #5 October
Page:
33
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Photos and a brief description of the club's two-day temporary layout set-up at Mark Anderman's studio.

The Bristol S Gauge Railroaders

Issue:
1997 #5 October
Page:
28
Author:
Paul Riley
Description:

Fifty years as a club is quite an accomplished, and that story is told in this article. The article also includes detailed information about the NASG Conventions that the club was involved with, and the prominent layouts owned by members of the club.

The Central New York S Gauge Association

Issue:
1991 #2 April
Page:
15
Author:
various authors
Description:

This is the club that is organizing the 1991 NASG Convention, so this article covers the history of the club, and their involvement with the NESGA (pre-cursor to the NASG), and much more. Includes several photos of club members.

The History of the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association

Issue:
1992 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Lee McCarty
Description:

The club started in 1947, but went through several phases.

The Inland Terminal Model Railroad Club

Issue:
1989 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Gale Irwin
Description:

The history of the club, and a good number of photos of their permanent layout.

The Secret Project

Issue:
1996 #3 June
Page:
15
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

The Lehigh Valley S Gaugers meet in April to reveal each member's "secret project". Several months earlier the members of the club indicate what they intend to reveal in April, and the entries are sealed in an envelope. Members with no, or incomplete, projects have to pay a penalty fee. At the April meeting the projects are judged and prices are awarded to the top three entries. The project keeps the members building. Photos of the efforts are shown in the article.

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