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.

A Salute to S Gaugian!

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
5
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The S Gaugian magazine is 55 years old this year. Don Heimburger started it in 1962 when he was 14!

Booster Ads

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

Booster ads (which support the finances of the Dispatch) can be placed in any issue, but the next issue will have extra pages.

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.

Conductor

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

Changes to web site addresses, the inclusion of the Dispatch advertisers listing on the "S Resources" page of the NASG web site, and the new feature of additional pages to the Dispatch issue when you download the PDF version, starting this this issue.

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.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2016 #2 March
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The big "S" on the Superman pajamas might be used in promoting S-scale! Typing in the web site address exactly as it appears in the Dispatch when accessing the NASG web site. A.C. Gilbert's "The Man Who Lives in Paradise" is now available as an eBook.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

An evaluation of what the editor has accomplished, and how we need more advertisers to keep the Dispatch going and perhaps get bigger.

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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