NASG Dispatch Articles: Model Railroad Organizations

1993 NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1993 #5 October
Page:
22
Description:

A detailed report about what happened at the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1993 NASG Convention.

1993 NASG General Business Meeting

Issue:
1993 #5 October
Page:
23
Description:

Reports covering the general membership meeting.

1994 NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1994 #5 October

1995 General Business Meeting

Issue:
1995 #5 October
Page:
23
Description:

A summary of the topics covered in the NASG membership meeting at the 1995 NASG Convention.

1999 BOT Meeting

Issue:
1999 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Report of what happened at the 1999 NASG BOT meeting.

2000 NASG BOT Meeting

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
34
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A report of what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2000 NASG Convention.

2001 NASG B.O.T. Meeting

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A full report of the NASG BOT meeting at the 2001 NASG Convention.

2002 NASG BOT Meeting

Issue:
2002 #5 October
Page:
30
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A detailed review of what happened at the 2002 NASG BOT meeting.

2002 NASG General Meeting

Issue:
2002 #5 October
Page:
32
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A detailed review of what happened at the 2002 NASG general membership meeting.

2003 NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
2003 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A full report of the BOT meeting at the 2003 NASG Convention.

2015 Candidates for NASG Offices Biographies

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Description:

Members running for certain positions for the upcoming NASG elections are showcased.

2016 Annual BOT Meeting Minutes

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Roberts
Description:

The notes taken at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2016 NASG Convention. Also briefly mentioned are the notes of the general membership meeting.

50th Anniversary of S Business Meeting

Issue:
1987 #3 Summer
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Details about what transpired at the annual membership meeting at the 1987 NASG Convention.

50th Anniversary of S Contests Winners

Issue:
1987 #3 Summer
Page:
9
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

A listing of all of the contests winners at the 1987 NASG Convention. Photos of the models are shown starting on page 12.

50th Anniversary of S Observations

Issue:
1987 #3 Summer
Page:
6
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

The author summarizes the 1987 NASG Convention, celebrating 50 years of S-scale, and the 25th anniversary of the S Gaugian magazine. Apparently Ed Packard was there, who introduced the first commercial S-scale products via Cleveland Designs' C-D, including showing some of the turned-wooden models.

A Visit to Goellner Publishing

Issue:
1992 #6 December
Page:
7
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

A visit to the company that is printing and the Dispatch (at least at the time of this article). Includes several photos.

A.F. Service Committee Report

Issue:
1993 #1 February
Page:
19
Author:
Doug Peck
Description:

Updates on the 1992 and 1993 NASG A.F. Commemorative cars.

About the Bernie Thomas Award

Issue:
1996 #3 June
Page:
23
Author:
Frank Titman
Description:

The story of Bernie Thomas, and how the award came about.

About the NASG

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
2
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A statement of what the NASG is, a brief history of the NASG, what S-scale is, and information about the annual awards the NASG may offer. This issue is the first one edited by Bill Pyper.

About the NASG

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
2
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A statement of what the NASG is, a brief history of the NASG, what S-scale is, and information about the annual awards the NASG may offer. This issue is the first one edited by Bill Pyper.

American Flyer Service Committee Report

Issue:
1991 #2 April
Page:
9
Author:
Doug Peck

And the Winner Is...

Issue:
1994 #3 June
Page:
6
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

The results of the survey produced by the NASG Manufacturers Advisory Group. The survey seemed to be heavily focused on A.F.-related products.

Announcements

Issue:
1987 #3 Summer
Page:
5
Description:

The creation of the Tony Perles award. 1987 NASG election results.

Annual Dues Increase

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Description:

Details about the NASG's dues increases.

Bernie Thomas Memorial Award Winners

Issue:
2000 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A listing of this award's winners from 1966 to 2000.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

The author continues to introduce the members of the NASG BOT.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The NASG president covers several NASG-related topics, including elections, and needing someone to handle the Estate Survival program of the NASG.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Issue:
2014 #4 August
Page:
7
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

Covers some minor topics about the organization itself (election nominations, no dues increases, extra copies of this issue available).

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The NASG president covers several topics as he returned from the NASG Convention.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

Commentary about the upcoming NASG elections, the Perles award, and the demise of Carstens Publishing.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

It costs the NASG money to send out reminder notices, so the President reminds everyone to send their dues in on time.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The author covers the upcoming NASG elections, a request for Dispatch authors, and the Sn3 gauges for sale through the NASG.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The author covers the upcoming NASG convention, paying dues ahead of the deadlines, member contributions to content for the Dispatch, the web site's Product Gallery section, and making sure that your estate is set up to handle your model trains.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

Covers notes about recent changes that have been made to the NASG web site, membership services, possible dues increase, and an increase in new members.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

Comments about providing the webmaster with accurate data so that the web site becomes more accurate over time, business-type NASG memberships, membership renewals.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

Consider contributing tips and trick to the Dispatch. NASG membership dues increases.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The NASG membership needs to be more vocal about what it wants for the organization. A change in the NASG Treasurer. People added as committee chairman.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

Does looking for cheaper hotels play an important part in members' decision to attend an NASG Convention? Time to start thinking about NASG BOT elections.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The author mentions the upcoming Convention, changes to the NASG By-Laws, membership renewals, and encouraging people to join the NASG.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The author mentions the upcoming Convention, the upcoming election, the aging of the people involved in the NASG committees, some rant-n-raves,

Bill's Boiler Wash

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
38
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

The author reports on his stay in the hospital, work done by Monte Heppe and Michael Ferraro, the upcoming elections, and updating the Convention handbook.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

Being thankful for what we have, upcoming NASG elections, and the facelift of the NASG web site.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

Working on our layouts, upcoming NASG elections, and estate planning.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

Vote and mail in your ballot for the NASG election, Promotions committee's use of NASG funds to mail out a "Sources Guide", and the NASG booth at the WGH show.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

The author reports on the NASG booth at the WGH show in Phoenix, getting ready for contest at the upcoming NASG Convention, and the need for a new Contest committee chairperson.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

The author reviews his four years as NASG president, and recommends shortening the length of the term of president.

Board Actions

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Changes the NASG BOT approved while at the Convention.

Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1995 #5 October
Page:
23
Description:

A summary of the topics covered in the NASG BOT meeting at the 1995 NASG Convention.

BOT Update

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

A brief review of what happened at the 2015 NASG Convention's BOT and general membership meetings.

Business Matters of the National Association of S Gaugers, Inc.

Issue:
1986 #2 Spring
Page:
21
Description:

NASG Constitution amendments, BOT meeting results, and 1985 election results.

Contacting the NASG

Issue:
2016 #1 January
Page:
6
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Information about how to contact the NASG leadership via the NASG web site, and a note about which photos are still missing from the Product Gallery. (related web page)

Contacting the Webmaster

Issue:
2014 #6 November
Page:
6
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Various ways of contacting the webmaster of, and submitting potential content for, the NASG web site.

Dave Blum

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
10
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

The author reports on which NASG A.F. Commemorative Cars are still available.

Dave Blum Says...

Issue:
2014 #3 June
Page:
11
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

The author makes the plea for people to purchase the A.F. Commemorative cars sold by the NASG.

December Issue Questionnaire Response

Issue:
1993 #2 April
Page:
27
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

Summary of the responses received to the most-recent questionnaire.

Dick Kramer Membership Chair

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
23
Author:
Dick Kramer
Description:

The author introduces himself. Includes two photos of him.

Election Results

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
7
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

Photos and a brief description of each of the 5 people that were elected for this year's NASG BOT election.

From the BOT

Issue:
2013 #1 February
Page:
4
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Volunteering for the NASG has been down, and hardly anyone is offering their services. The BOT is asking for help with this article.

From the Conductor

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The editor responds to feedback he got on the previous issue, the one he edited for the NASG.

From the Executive Suite

Issue:
1988 #1 March
Page:
15
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

News from the NASG's president about the NASG's check gauge, coupler-height gauge, the increase in Dispatch issues from 4 to 6 per year, NASG promotional material to be included in S-scale products, and the NASG's 50-foot brass box car project has been shelved due to rapidly increasing costs.

From the Palatial Offices of the Executive VP

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
11
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

The author writes his last column as the Executive VP of the NASG, recalling the things he was able to accomplish during his 8 years.

General Business Meeting Kansas City, MO

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
26
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

The author reports on the NASG business matters covered at the 1989 NASG Convention.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1998 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author proposes the idea of creating more regions of representation with the NASG.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2004 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

How S-scale is represented (or not) in the various prototype railroad historical societies, and how we can change that.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2010 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The NASG is 50 and the NMRA is 75 this year. This article recalls some of their history.

Jim Kindraka NASG Treasurer

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

The NASG Treasurer introduces himself

Life Membership - Then and Now

Issue:
2003 #2 April
Page:
23
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

The author compares what a life membership entailed in 1970, and what a 2003 NASG membership means.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1990 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Detailed report about what happened at the BOT meeting at the 1990 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1991 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

The full report of the NASG's BOT meeting that took place at the 1991 NASG Convention in Syracuse, NY.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1993 #1 February
Page:
34
Author:
Mark McFrederick
Description:

The secretary's report of what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 1992 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting NASG, Inc.

Issue:
1988 #5 December
Page:
6
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Detailed notes about what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 1988 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the BOT Meeting

Issue:
1989 #6 December
Page:
17
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

The NASG Secretary presents the minutes of the NASG BOT meeting at the 1989 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the General Business Meeting

Issue:
1990 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Detailed description of what was covered in the general NASG membership meeting.

Minutes of The General Business Meeting

Issue:
1992 #2 April
Page:
6
Author:
Mark McFrederick
Description:

The official notes taken at the NASG's general business meeting at the 1991 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the General Business Meeting NASG, Inc.

Issue:
1988 #5 December
Page:
8
Author:
Moe Berk
Description:

Notes about what happened at the NASG General Membership meeting at the 1988 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
15
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Notes of what happened during the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1986 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Teleconference

Issue:
2013 #2 April
Page:
30
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Description:

A record of what happened during the most recent NASG BOT telephone meeting.

Minutes of the NASG BOT

Issue:
2012 #5 October
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

The report of what happened at the 2012 NASG Convention's BOT meeting.

Minutes of the NASG General Business Meeting

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
17
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Notes from the general NASG membership meeting held at the 1986 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG's Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1987 #4 Fall
Page:
24
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

In addition to issues related to printing the Dispatch, Convention issues, the establishment of the Tony Perles award was made, and Don Thompson was selected as the Treasurer due to the election vacancy.

Model Contests

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author series about model contests at NASG Convention continues with this issue covering how the judging is performed.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
10
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The new Executive VP of the NASG describes the things he has been able to do because he joined the NASG and how it motivated him to do more.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2016 #2 March
Page:
7
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author covers some ideas for local S-scale clubs to bring in new members.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
6
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

Adding up all the available metrics, the author concludes that there are more S-scale modelers out there than these metrics account for. The question is how to contact them, and get them to join the NASG.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author covers what it takes to be on the NASG BOT, and consider offering your services to one of the committees.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

Covers some of the extra tours available at the upcoming NASG Convention in Baltimore, and the clinics the author will be involved with at the event.

My Train of Thought

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

The new NASG president's first column, in which he runs through all the key people that are keeping the NASG humming along.

NASG 2011 Profit and Loss

Issue:
2012 #1 February
Page:
30
Author:
Jim Kindraka

NASG and Online Shopping

Issue:
2015 #3 May
Page:
14
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

A thorough review of the how the new online shopping cart of the NASG web site works. (related web page)

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes

Issue:
1998 #5 October
Page:
37
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Notes from the NASG's general membership meeting held at the 1998 NASG Convention.

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes

Issue:
1999 #5 October
Page:
37
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Report of what happened at the 1999 NASG general membership meeting.

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A report of what happened at the NASG general membership meeting at the 2000 NASG Convention.

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
37
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A full report of the NASG general membership business meeting at the 2001 NASG Convention.

NASG Board of Trustees (BOT) Meeting Minutes

Issue:
1998 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Notes from the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1998 NASG Convention.

NASG Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes - 1996

Issue:
1996 #5 October
Page:
28

NASG Business Report

Issue:
1990 #2 April
Page:
16
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Covers the rate increases for inserts included with mailed Dispatch issues.

NASG By-Laws

Issue:
1993 #4 August
Page:
56
Description:

A complete listing of the NASG's By-Laws in this Membership Directory issue.

NASG By-Laws

Issue:
1994 #4 August
Page:
39
Description:

A complete copy of the NASG's By-Laws was included in this issue. It provides a historical record of what was contained in it in 1994.

NASG By-Laws

Issue:
2003 #4 August
Page:
57
Description:

The text of the NASG's By-Laws (this is the annual membership directory issue).

NASG Constitution

Issue:
1993 #4 August
Page:
53
Description:

A complete listing of the NASG's Constitution in this Membership Directory issue.

NASG Constitution

Issue:
1994 #4 August
Page:
36
Description:

A complete copy of the NASG's Constitution was included in this issue. It provides a historical record of what was contained in it in 1994. This is the annual membership issue.

NASG Constitution

Issue:
2003 #4 August
Page:
54
Description:

The text of the NASG's Constitution (this is the annual membership directory issue).

NASG Contest Rules

Issue:
1991 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

A listing of all the NASG Convention contest rules as they were in 1990.

NASG Corner Election Results

Issue:
1991 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

The results of the 1991 NASG BOT election.

NASG Manufacturers Advisory Group Committee Report

Issue:
1994 #5 October
Page:
31
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

A report on the meeting that took place at the 1994 NASG Convention, which included a Lionel representative.

NASG Manufacturers' Advisory Group Committee Meeting Report

Issue:
1995 #5 October
Page:
27
Description:

A summary of the topics covered in the meeting at the 1995 NASG Convention.

NASG National Membership Meeting

Issue:
1993 #1 February
Page:
35
Author:
Mark McFrederick
Description:

The secretary's report of what happened at the NASG general membership meeting at the 1992 NASG Convention.

NASG Official Election Results

Issue:
1999 #3 June
Page:
15
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Description:

The results from the 1999 NASG election.

NASG Survey Results

Issue:
1987 #1 Winter
Page:
18
Author:
Larry Sokol
Description:

The membership's answers to the survey questions.

NASG Web Site and American Flyer

Issue:
2016 #2 March
Page:
19
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Introducing the American Flyer Product Gallery section of the NASG web site. (related web page)

NASG Web Site Facelift

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
6
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Five years after taking over the NASG web site, the author describes the reasons for and a description of the new web site design. (related web page)

NASG Web Site Internals

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
22
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

A couple of notes about the online shopping cart, the Members Only section, and web site statistics. Dealing with pages that aren't showing the latest. (related web page)

NASG Web Site: Member Services

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
8
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

A follow-up on the online shopping cart of the NASG web site, and technical support issues that have come up with the "Members Only" section of the web site. (related web page)

NASG Website

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
14
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

A review of all the changes that have been made to the NASG web site in recent months. (related web page)

National Association of S Gaugers, Inc. By-Laws

Issue:
1997 #4 August
Page:
34
Description:

In this annual membership directory issue, the organization's By-Laws are published.

National Association of S Gaugers, Inc. Constitution

Issue:
1997 #4 August
Page:
31
Description:

In this annual membership directory issue, the organization's Constitution is published.

New on the NASG Web Site

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
14
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

This column covers all of the new content that was added to the site as part of the NASG web site's facelift. (related web page)

New Year Brings New Column

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
18
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

The latest information about the NASG web site changes, and the first of several "When Modeling..." topics to be included in the column, which provides very specific information about some very specific modeling item. (related web page)

News from the NMRA

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
13
Author:
Charlie Getz
Description:

The NMRA has two exhibits planned, and they have received the funding in California.

OS from S Tower

Issue:
2012 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

This column is devoted to thanking all the individuals who have helped the Dispatch be what it is today.

OS from S Tower

Issue:
2012 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author makes the point that, within S-scale, the "hi-rail" modelers have the numbers of the "scale" modelers.

OS from S Tower

Issue:
2013 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The NASG is an umbrella organization for all aspects of "S".

OS from S Tower

Issue:
2013 #4 August
Page:
2
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Jeff announces that he is stepping down as the full-time editor of the magazine, and handing it over to Bill Pyper.

Plate H Clearance Gauge Standard

Issue:
1998 #4 August
Page:
50
Author:
Robert Sherwood
Description:

The pre- and post-1983 clearance gauge shown, with scale dimensions.

President's Message

Issue:
1986 #3 Summer
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

The president's message is to double the membership numbers in the NASG.

President's Message

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

The politics of NASG elections.

President's Message

Issue:
1987 #1 Winter
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

What does one get for NASG membership?

President's Message

Issue:
1987 #4 Fall
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

Ed describes the tension between the NASG and the NMRA, and how the NMRA is starting to come around, by accepting the NASG's modular standard for S-scale, adopt the NASG's track standard, and including an S-scale column in their magazine, as well as considering joint conventions. He also laments the lack of support for brass products from the S-scale community.

President's Message

Issue:
1988 #3 August
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

The NASG is more united, as the Badgerland S Gaugers are trying include the "scalers" to the Fall S Fest, and Don Thompson heads up the Lionel/AF annual project car, and others' efforts at trying to unify AF, hi-rail, and scale modelers with the S community.

President's Message

Issue:
1988 #5 December
Page:
17
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Ed Loizeaux asked Jim to write this issue's article, so that Jim could write about the upcoming NASG election.

President's Message

Issue:
1989 #3 June
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

The NASG's president summarizes the accomplishments made during his reign.

President's Message

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Description:

The new NASG president is asking for volunteers to fill vacated positions.

President's Message

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Description:

This column addresses the need for exposing S-scale to the rest of the modeling community, and the president's desire to create a promotions committee.

President's Message

Issue:
1989 #6 December
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Description:

The president introduces the new Dispatch editor, and presents his expectations for the 1990 NMRA/NASG Convention.

President's Message

Issue:
1990 #1 January
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Description:

The future of S-scale looks bright.

President's Message

Issue:
1990 #3 June
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Description:

The author thanks the people that are helping the NASG and the Dispatch to continue.

President's Message

Issue:
1990 #5 October
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Description:

The NASG was looking for volunteers to run for its elected offices.

President's Message

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
11
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

The author defines the difference between a "project" and a "program". He then encourages people to get involved in the NASG.

Profiles of the National Association of S Gaugers

Issue:
1992 #4 August
Page:
9
Author:
John Metzger
Description:

Some statistics of the NASG membership as of 1992.

Promotions Committee Program 2011-2012

Issue:
2011 #6 December
Page:
30
Author:
Greg Klein
Description:

The proposed plan for the forthcoming year of the NASG's promotions committee.

Promotions Report

Issue:
2004 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
John Foley
Description:

An update on what the NASG's Promotions Committee has been up to in the past year.

Proposed Changes to the NASG Constitution

Issue:
2013 #2 April
Page:
30
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

Changes are proposed to be voted on during the upcoming election.

Report on NASG's Convention Survey

Issue:
1991 #2 April
Page:
26
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

The results from the survey included in a Dispatch mailing after the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention.

Short & Easy

Issue:
1993 #3 June
Page:
6
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Introduces a gauge that can be used to verify that the two rails closest to each other on a standard S-MOD module's tracks are at the correct spacing from each other.

SScaleSIG

Issue:
2012 #1 February
Page:
28
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

Declaring the old NASG/NMRA S SIG as formally closed, a group of NMRA members and S-scale modelers started the new NMRA S SIG. Discussions are related to "scale" modeling only.

Staying Up-to-date With the Revised NASG Web Site

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
22
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Information about how to stay in touch with what has been changed on the NASG web site recently. The "When Modeling..." section covers trolley and traction modeling manufacturers. (related web page)

Summary Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
2004 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

A report about what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2004 NASG Convention.

Summary Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
2006 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

A detailed report about what happened a the NASG's BOT meeting at the 2006 NASG Convention.

Summary Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
2007 #6 December
Page:
26
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

Detailed notes about what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2007 NASG Convention.

Summary Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
2009 #4 August
Page:
58
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

A report of what happened at the NASG's BOT meeting at the 2008 NASG Convention.

Summary Minutes of the NASG General Meeting

Issue:
2004 #5 October
Page:
37
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

A report about what happened at the NASG general membership meeting at the 2004 NASG Convention.

Summary Minutes of the NASG General Meeting

Issue:
2006 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

A detailed report about what happened a the NASG's general membership meeting at the 2006 NASG Convention.

Summary Minutes of the NASG General Meeting

Issue:
2007 #6 December
Page:
28
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

Detailed notes about what happened at the NASG general meeting at the 2007 NASG Convention.

Summary Minutes of the NASG General Meeting

Issue:
2009 #4 August
Page:
58
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

A report of what happened at the NASG's general membership meeting at the 2008 NASG Convention.

The Expanding NASG Web Site

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
8
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

An update on the online shopping cart of the NASG web site, documenting the history of S-scale, updating other sections of the site, including the Product Gallery. (related web page)

The Membership Committee Chairman Proposes Some Changes!

Issue:
1990 #5 October
Page:
12
Author:
Don DeWitt
Description:

The author describes what it takes to be the NASG Membership Secretary, and makes a proposal for splitting the work up into several jobs. He is also resigning from the position.

The NASG - Who Are We?

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
14
Author:
Don DeWitt
Description:

Results from a survey are shared about who makes up the NASG's membership.

The NASG - Who Are We?

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
10
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Information about NASG membership, and how the group is sub-divided by interests. (related web page)

The NASG American Flyer Car Project

Issue:
2007 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Doug Peck
Description:

This is the first of a series of columns that the author will do describing, in greater detail, each of the A.F. Commemorative Cars that the NASG has produced over the years. This column covers the 1981, 1988, and 1989 cars.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part II

Issue:
2007 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
Doug Peck
Description:

Continuing his column, the author covers the 1990, 1991, and 1992 cars.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part IV

Issue:
2008 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
Doug Peck
Description:

(note that part 3 appears in the next issue, as the two articles got swapped). The author continues the series covering the 1995 and 1996 cars.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project Part III

Issue:
2008 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Doug Peck
Description:

The author continues the series covering the 1993 and 1994 cars. Includes photos of the models.

The NASG Online Membership Directory

Issue:
2013 #2 April
Page:
2
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Information about how the new NASG web site's Online Membership Directory works.

The NASG Web Site

Issue:
2014 #4 August
Page:
4
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

This article provides an introduction and a complete overview of the NASG's web site.

The NASG Web Site Continues to Evolve

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
18
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

The News & Events button has been split into two separate buttons, allowing for extra event information about the various multi-day S-scale events that take place around the U.S. every year. The new Layouts on the Web page has been added. The "When Modeling..." section covers the availability of S-scale bridges. (related web page)

The NASG's Story Part 1

Issue:
1986 #3 Summer
Page:
4
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

This issue starts a series of articles documenting the history of the NASG.

The NASG's Story Part 2

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
9
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

This issue continues the story of the NASG's formation, and its rocky start.

The NASG's Story Part 3

Issue:
1987 #2 Spring
Page:
8
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

The history of the NASG continues with this issue, which includes information about Ed Schumacher, the man, and the things he did to set the organization on solid footing.

The NASG's Story Part 4

Issue:
1987 #4 Fall
Page:
20
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

The NASG established contest rules, developed wheel standards, and the turmoil that these caused. The NASG becomes the "NASG, Inc." in New York (incorporation also put an end to the early "lifetime" memberships that were financially un-sustainable).

The NASG's Story Part 5

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
29
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

In this final installment, the author describes the significant loss of members due to the incorporation and the revocation of the "life-time" membership, and the creation and start of the DISPATCH magazine. He also mentions why he has decided to stop this series on the NASG's history.

The NASG, 2001, and Beyond...

Issue:
2001 #4 August
Page:
57
Author:
Glenn A. Ritter
Description:

This article reports on the survey results mailed with the April 2001 issue, and comparing the results to the results from the 1989 survey.

The National Association of S Gaugers

Issue:
2014 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Covers topics such as what the NASG actually is, what its history is, its annual awards, and what is "S-scale".

The New NASG Web Site

Issue:
2012 #1 February
Page:
2
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

After taking over the NASG web site and completely revising it, the webmaster describes all the new features of the site. (related web page)

The Promotions Committee

Issue:
1990 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
John Craft
Description:

The author describes his efforts at trying to get manufacturers and dealers to incorporate S-scale products in their inventory.

Update of the NASG Library

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
10
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

The NASG librarian proposes his future plans for the Mobley Library.

Visit the Product Gallery Online

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
4
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

The author describes the Product Gallery section of the NASG web site.

Web Site Continues to Grow

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
26
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Added the Freight Car Loads listing to the NASG web site's "Product Gallery" section. Also added were a complete listing of the W.A. Drake cars, and Dave Heine's article about using battery power to model wooden rails on this layout. The rest of the article covers how S-scale modelers can find each other online, an update on the last issue's When Modeling... Turntables, and this issue's When Modeling... Boats. (related web page)

Web Site Updates

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
4
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Adding the Structures and Vehicles sections to the S Product Gallery section of the NASG web site. The individual pages have been redesigned to show multiple photos and even an embedded video if one is available. (related web page)

Web Site Words

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
18
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

Dealing with false spam e-mails, a reminder of how the online shopping works, how to obtain the latest membership application forms, keeping your NASG membership records updated, web site membership renewals, the new rolling stock trucks section in the Product Gallery section. (related web page)

Where We Are

Issue:
1992 #6 December
Page:
9
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

A demographic map showing where the NASG membership is located in 1992. Also includes a membership questionnaire.

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