NASG Dispatch Articles: Model Railroad Magazines

50 Years of the S Gaugian

Issue:
2012 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Don Heimburger
Description:

The author reflects on what it is like to have published 259 issues in 50 years.

Check Out Special Publications

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
11
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author states that S-scale modelers should check out the various annual soft-cover magazines that are published for ideas.

Editorial

Issue:
1988 #3 August
Page:
4
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

A photo tour to Spokane, WA, and this is the first Dispatch issue with a theme: tracklaying.

Elaine's Elaborations

Issue:
1982 #6 Fall
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:

S-scale modeler Sam Powell's wife, Elaine, has volunteered to take over the role as editor of the NASG's Dispatch. Sam will be the technical associate editor.

Elaine's Elaborations

Issue:
1983 #3 Summer
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:

Purpose behind the included survey.

From the Conductor

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The new editor introduces himself, and how he plans to edit the magazine.

From the Conductor

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
7
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The editor of the Dispatch introduces his design idea of making the cover's text look like the font and style of a prototype railroad. Each issue will be different.

I Ain't Got No Time to Write an Article!

Issue:
2014 #6 November
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author offers suggestions that will help you put together a magazine article over a period of time.

Introduction

Issue:
2014 #4 August
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

The NASG president introduces this special "This is S" issue, with what it takes to be an S-scale modeler.

Introduction to This Is S

Issue:
2012 #4 August
Page:
2
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

This is the first special issue, where the annual Membership Directory is replaced with a special edition of the NASG Dispatch.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1999 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes his strong desire to collecting magazines.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2009 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

What will be the future of S-scale magazines? Will there be a downloadable, online-only one that can be sustained?

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Dispatch Authors

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

Basic how-to information for submitting articles for the NASG's Dispatch.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2014 #3 June
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The editor introduces the DCC series of articles, publicizes questions about S-MOD, and announces that the magazine's publication months will be changed later in 2014.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2014 #4 August
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The editor describes this issue and why one should belong to the NASG.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The editor describes some changes in this issue.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2014 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

This is the first issue on the new schedule (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov).

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #1 January
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

Comments about the current issue, and ideas for future issues.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The editor requests that contributor NOT use photo-forwarding services, starts his series on local hobby shops, and the upcoming NASG election.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #3 May
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

A note about grain elevators (covered in this issue), and the unfortunate duplication of Mike Fyten's article in the previous issue of the Dispatch and the S Gaugian magazine.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

A request for Christmas photos and layout stories.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

Membership renewals will no longer be mailed out starting in 2016. Booster ads. Many photos received related to the 2015 NASG Convention. The California State Railroad Museum has a static display of S-scale equipment.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

Observations from manning the NASG booth at the 2015 National Train Show. Photos taken at the event are shown on page 4.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2016 #1 January
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

What it takes to write and submit an article and/or photos for possible inclusion in future Dispatch issues.

OS from S Tower

Issue:
2011 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The editor reviews the 16-page insert in the May 2011 Railroad Model Craftsman magazine featuring S-scale products and articles.

OS from S Tower

Issue:
2011 #4 August
Page:
7
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

S-scale coverage in the annual magazines that Kalmbach produces, and how we could contribute more S-related articles to those issues.

OS from S Tower

Issue:
2011 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The editor is proposing the idea of creating a "Great Model Railroads" magazine that only features S-scale layouts. One such magazine would be for standard- and narrow-gauge "scale" layouts, and a second such magazine could be for A.F. and hi-rail layouts.

Promotions Committee Report

Issue:
1991 #3 May
Page:
23
Author:
John Craft
Description:

The promotions chairman explains what happened in the recent multi-scale magazine advertisements for S and the NASG.

Tips on Storing Your Magazines

Issue:
1999 #3 June
Page:
19
Author:
Denis Fortier
Description:

The author describes using a book-binding service to have your magazines be nicely bound in a hard-cover album.

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