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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

December Issue Questionnaire Response

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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'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 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.

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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