This is part one of a two-part series on how the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers Association grew so rapidly.
In this installment, the author covers what the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers Association club did to keep members coming back each month.
The author describes the S-scale activities taking place in Canada, Canadian prototype railroading, and S-scale manufacturers making products for Canadian railroad modeling.
The author wonders if there are any permanent S-scale club layouts in existence (layouts that are set-up year-round).
Where can we find the active pockets of S-scale modelers?
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.
Efforts in the works by the NASG Promotions committee.
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.
The formation and history of the NVAFC. Includes an interview with most of the original members, and several photos of the club's layout.
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.
Some of the club members' models. Includes photos of the models discussed.
History and more detailed information about the State Line S Gaugers located in Illinois and Wisconsin.
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.
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.
Photos and a brief description of the club's two-day temporary layout set-up at Mark Anderman's studio.
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.
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 club started in 1947, but went through several phases.
The history of the club, and a good number of photos of their permanent layout.
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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