NASG Dispatch Articles: Model Railroads and People

A Blast from the Past

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
25
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author shares a few slides from past S-related events.

A Canadian Interurban

Issue:
2015 #1 January
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Martin
Description:

Photos and a description of William Flatt's modular layout. It features the Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto electric railway. A track plan of this 9'x18' U-shaped layout is also included.

A Day in the Life

Issue:
1989 #2 April
Page:
12
Author:
Gary Jordan
Description:

The author describes a typical of his days, followed by a few hours of work on his favorite hobby.

A Little More on Russell Morris Mobley

Issue:
2001 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A brief history of Russ, and more information about the new Russel M. Mobley Memorial Library, with a listing of what is available.

A Tale of Two Cities, and a lot of Boy Scouts

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
21
Author:
Lee McCarty
Description:

The local boy scout council contacted the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association about setting up their layout for a day at a boy scout camp.

Armchair Model Railroading

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes for whom armchair modeling is a good idea.

BAFC Starter Train Set Program

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
5
Author:
David Avedesian
Description:

The Baltimore American Flyer Club have developed an American Flyer train starter set program that is given away for free several times per year. The details are discussed in the article. Photos include a family that won a set. A starter set expansion layout plan and its description are shown on page 35 of the PDF version of this issue.

Bernie Thomas Award

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
7
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

This article explains why this award was named after this man.

Bernie Thomas Memorial Award Update

Issue:
2010 #3 June
Page:
28
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Following an explanation of the purpose of the award is a listing of those whom have won it up through 2009.

Bill Lane at Christmas Time 1968

Issue:
2007 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Lane
Description:

The author shares a photo of himself in 1968, and tells the story of how got into model railroading.

Bill's Boiler Wash

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
6
Author:
Bill Winans
Description:

The author reviews the current state of the NASG, and highlighting the many people who contribute extra time to the organization to help be run better. He states that more photos and articles are needed from the AF side of the scale for both the magazine and the web site.

Changing Scales!

Issue:
1992 #4 August
Page:
18
Authors:
Roger W. Slack & Charles Bettinger
Description:

This is two articles in one. Roger converted from HO- to O-scale, and Charles converted from HO- to S-scale. The purpose is help the reader things to consider when wanting to change scales.

Cindy Chinn

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
37
Author:
Cindy Chinn
Description:

The author carves model train scenes out of common pencils! Includes many photos.

Editorial

Issue:
1985 #4 Fall
Page:
2
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

Dick starts off as the editor of this Dispatch with this issue.

Elaine's Elaborations

Issue:
1983 #2 Spring
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:

What does a wife think of her husband's involvement in the hobby of model railroading? Elaine saw many positive attributes in her husband Sam shortly after they were married due to his involvement in the hobby.

Elaine's Elaborations

Issue:
1983 #4 Fall
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:

A home-break of Elaine and Sam's home, eventually led to the discovery that 11 locomotives had been stolen from Sam's layout.

Elaine's Elaborations

Issue:
1984 #2 Spring
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:

The author provides insights as to how a male model railroader might help his wife be more understanding of his hobby.

Elaine's Elaborations

Issue:
1984 #4 Fall
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:

Elaine reports the results of the 1983 NASG Dispatch survey.

Elaine's Elaborations

Issue:
1985 #2 Spring
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:

After three years, Elaine announces that this is the last issue for which she is the editor.

End of the Line

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
various authors
Description:

John Bortz passed away on September 14, 2013 at the age of 94. Includes two photos of him.

End of the Line

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Description:

Reporting about Lee Johnson and Thorin Marty passing away.

End of the Line

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Description:

Sam Powell and Jim Lyle have passed away.

End of the Line

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
30
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

Remembering Wally Collins, one of S-scale's pioneers.

End of the Line

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
23
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

Glenn Miller passed away.

End of the Line

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Description:

David Daniels and Tom Riddle pass away.

End of the Line

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Description:

Noted are the passing of David Felmley and David Tanner.

End of the Line

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
38
Author:
various authors
Description:

Well-known S-scale modeler Bill Fraley passes away.

Frank Titman

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
7
Author:
various authors
Description:

Frank Titman passed away in January 2015. He created Lehigh Valley Models, a kit manufacturing business, and had a fantastic S-scale layout. Many of his other accomplishments are listed in this article, along with feedback from several modelers, and photos of him and his layout.

Frank Titman on "S" Scale and the NASG

Issue:
2000 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

After a brief introduction of how the author met Frank, the remainder of the article is an interview-style format. Frank describes how he got started in model railroading, in S-scale, background info on the S Gauge Herald, and the history behind Lehigh Valley Models. Includes photos of Frank's layout and his models.

From Jay Mellon

Issue:
2005 #5 October
Page:
37
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

Jay reports on the well-being of fellow NASG members and S-scale modelers affected by the Katrina hurricane that his New Orleans.

From the Editor

Issue:
1993 #1 February
Page:
4
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

A 1992 survey done by Model Railroader magazine showed 1.4% of their readers modeling in S-scale, and 9.6% of the people considering S-scale their secondary favorite. At the time that meant around 21,000 people interested in S-scale. The author proposes how to reach those people.

From the Long and Morose to the Swatara and Western

Issue:
1997 #3 June
Page:
21
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

The author reminisces about John H. Long who had recently passed away. John modeled in S-scale for 37 years, and was a founding member of the Central Pennsylvania S Gaugers.

From The President...

Issue:
1985 #2 Spring
Page:
6
Author:
Rollie Mercier
Description:

Rollie responds to the "mud-slinging" that has taken place by the two candidates running for NASG President. Included are several letters from past NASG Presidents responding to the unfortunate campaign.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1997 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

How to let go of existing, non-S equipment when switching to S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1997 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

How to deal with the argument that S-scale costs more than HO- or N-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1999 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author laments the fact that a majority of recent deaths have been on the "scale" side of S. He offers ideas on how to attract more "scale" modelers to S.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1999 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author opines about what a "hi-railer" is, and how to encourage people to switch to S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2000 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author feels that "scale" modelers are looking for a voice since the S/Sn3 Modeling Guide has ceased.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2000 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Making a case for an all-"scale"-only regional meet or convention.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2000 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Dealing with the loss of several leaders and pioneers in S-scale within the recent year or two.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2001 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The World's Greatest Hobby show is explained, and who their target audience is.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2002 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author offers up ideas for bringing more narrow-gauge modelers into the NASG.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2003 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Since Tony Koester announced tearing down his "Allegheny Midland" HO-scale layout, the author is considering the idea of others following suit, and perhaps entertaining the idea of a larger scale as they age.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2004 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

How many modelers have more stuff in their closet, drawers, cabinets, or attic that they will never build or operate? An introspective by the author.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2004 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author makes the point that he is seeing people re-enter the hobby in S-scale, slowly gravitating more and more toward the "scale" side of the hobby, and putting AF products on the shelves.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2005 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Dealing with the reality that will loose some modelers to the other scales, and how we should be upfront about the challenges that exist in modeling in S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2008 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author adds some of his items to a Christmas-in-July wish-list.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2008 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The various types of newcomers to S-scale and how to best help them get started in S.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2008 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Instead of calling 1:64 modeling, "S-scale", the author continues to complicate matters with all the various sub-divisions that for some reason must always be specified. No other scale does this.

Last Run

Issue:
2002 #2 April
Page:
23
Author:
Dave J. Engle
Description:

Jim Graham, member of the Kansas City S Gaugers.

Last Run

Issue:
2003 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Various people providing commentary on the passing of Josh Seltzer. Includes a couple of photos of him, his equipment, his layout, and his company's ads.

Last Run

Issue:
2003 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Gene Fletcher passed away in August, 2003.

Last Run

Issue:
2005 #5 October
Page:
28
Author:
various authors
Description:

Walt Danylak passed away in September 2005.

Last Run

Issue:
2006 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
various authors
Description:

The NASG's found, Claud Wade, passed away at the age of 84. Several people comment in this article and a few photos of Claud and his models are included.

Last Run

Issue:
2011 #5 October
Page:
29
Description:

Donald Jaeger passed away in June 2011. He was a charter member of the Stateline S Gaugers.

Last Run

Issue:
2012 #1 February
Page:
31
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Arthur "Art" Doty passed away on January 23, 2012.

Last Run

Issue:
2012 #2 April
Page:
27
Author:
Charles Malinowski
Description:

Jerry Schnur passed away on March 8, 2012.

Last Run

Issue:
2012 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Well-known S-scale modelers Bob Jackson, Jack Sudimak, Dave Netherton, and Tom Doherty all pass away.

Last Run

Issue:
2013 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Doug Peck
Description:

Charlie Buckage passed away on January 26, 2013. Includes a photo of him and his son, Clay, and a track plan of the 7-1/2' x 20' replica American Flyer display layout that was at the Sibley Department Store in Rochester, NY, which Charlie built.

Last Run

Issue:
2013 #3 June
Page:
27
Author:
various authors
Description:

Vic Cherven, Sr passed away on May 27, 2013. Bill Fuhrman passed away on April 15, 2013. Photos of both included.

Last Run - Bill Krause

Issue:
1999 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Craig O'Connell
Description:

Bill Krause created the Connecticut S Gaugers club in 1981. The article covers much of the history of Bill and the club. Includes several photos.

Last Run - Ed Filer

Issue:
1999 #5 October
Page:
28
Author:
Alan Evans
Description:

The author reports on Ed's passing and recalls how he met him.

Last Run Howie Waelder

Issue:
2004 #6 December
Page:
9
Author:
various authors
Description:

Howie was a LIRR fireman and an S-scale modeler. Includes several photos.

Last Run Russ Downs

Issue:
2010 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

An ode to Russ Downs and what he did for the hobby.

Last Run... Russ Mobley

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
40
Author:
various authors
Description:

Various comments about Russ' passing on August 31, 2001.

Last Run: Jesse Bennett

Issue:
2010 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Jesse, who had a large S-scale layout (20' x 44') modeling the Great Northern Pacific, passed away at 96. Includes a couple of photos of his layout.

Last Run: Leonard Giovannoli

Issue:
1994 #2 April
Page:
26
Author:
Alan Evans
Description:

Len passed away on February 26, 1994 at 92.

Last Run: Stan Furmanak

Issue:
2010 #6 December
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Bill describes Stan's involvement in the hobby.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1990 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Moe Berk
Description:

This is the first of this column, introducing members of the S-scale community to the reader. This one is about Moe Berk who is the Executive Vice-President of the NASG the time.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1991 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

Introducing Bill Krause to the S-scale community, who has received the Bernie Thomas award and has been in S-scale since the early 1960s.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1991 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

The author introduces Kent Singer, a Dispatch columnist, to the audience.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1991 #3 May
Page:
5
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Description:

This issue introduces Bill Lane, Jr., who in his late twenties founded the South Jersey S-Scalers (SJSS).

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1991 #4 August
Page:
7
Author:
Lee Johnson
Description:

Covered in this issue is Graham Henry.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1991 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Ken Zieska
Description:

This column introduces Dave Jasper.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1991 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Introducing Jim Kindraka.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1992 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

This column introduces Billy Wade.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1992 #3 June
Page:
5
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

Introducing Don Hudson.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1992 #4 August
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

Introducing Dan Navarre.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1992 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

Introducing Brian Jackson, former editor Bob Jackson's son.

Meet an 'S' Gauger

Issue:
1993 #5 October
Page:
5
Description:

Introduces Marty Glass.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1993 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

Introduces Russ Mobley (the third general director of the NASG, and owner of Amity Star Models).

Meet An S Gauger

Issue:
1993 #3 June
Page:
5
Description:

Introduces Ken Zieska.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1994 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Description:

Bob introduces himself as a real railroader, model press author, and owner of the well-known (fictitious) SHABBONA railroad.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1994 #5 October
Page:
21
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Description:

An introduction to Frank Titman, owner of Lehigh Valley Models. Includes several photos taken by Frank around his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1995 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Description:

An introduction to Jamie Bothwell.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1995 #2 April
Page:
9
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Description:

An introduction to Bill Fraley of Hershey, PA.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1995 #3 June
Page:
9
Author:
Roy Meissner
Description:

Roy Meissner introduces himself.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1995 #6 December
Page:
26
Author:
Gregg Miller
Description:

The article introduces Gregg Miller who organized the 1995 NASG Convention.

Meet An S Gauger

Issue:
1996 #1 February
Page:
19
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Introduction of Larry Hilley, posthumously.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1996 #2 April
Page:
24
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

Introduces Dave Held.

Meet An S Gauger

Issue:
1996 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Introduction to NASG president Alan Evans.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1996 #5 October
Page:
25
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Introducing John Foley.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1996 #6 December
Page:
21
Author:
Joseph Jansky
Description:

The author introduces his 6-year-old son, and the youngest member of the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1997 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Krause
Description:

Introduction to Craig O'Connell. Includes a track plan of his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1997 #2 April
Page:
13
Author:
Bill Krause
Description:

Introduction to Dick Kloes.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1997 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Glenn A. Ritter
Description:

Introduction to Glenn Ritter. Includes photos and a track plan of his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1997 #6 December
Page:
16
Author:
Joel Lebovitz
Description:

The NASG's Promotions Chairman introduces himself.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1998 #3 June
Page:
23
Author:
Dick Wholf
Description:

Introduces Mike Fyten and his Kaw Valley Railroad layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1998 #5 October
Page:
29
Author:
Paul Yorke
Description:

Introduction to Paul Yorke.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1999 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Denis Fortier
Description:

Introduces Denis Fortier from Canada.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1999 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author introduces himself, describes his layout, and shares a number of photos.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2000 #1 February
Page:
9
Author:
Dave Pool
Description:

Introduction to Henry "Hank" Roos. Those on the S-scale discussion list will recognize his son Pieter Roos' name.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
27
Author:
Bill Lane
Description:

Introduction to, and remembrance of, John Craft.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2002 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Rich Gajnak
Description:

Rich Gajnak's alter-ego, Rusty Traque, introduces Rich, modeling a completely freelanced railroad.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2002 #5 October
Page:
25
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Introducing Hiram Graves. Includes a model photo of the 2nd place Craftsman category he won at the 2002 NASG Convention.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2002 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Ron Schlicht
Description:

Introducing Ron Schlicht and his modular layout. Includes many photos of the modules, and a track plan of his home layout which measures 16'x20'.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2003 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Craig Wright
Description:

Introducing Craig Wright and his Sn3 layout, the "Cumbres, Toltec and Western RR". Includes photos and a track plan scan.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2003 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Paul Raham
Description:

Introducing Paul Raham, and his layout, the "Moira Valley Lines". Includes two close-up photos of Paul's layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2003 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Description:

Introducing NASG President Roy Hoffman and his layout, the Penn Western. Includes several photos of him and his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2004 #2 April
Page:
19
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Introducing Wally Collins (81 at the time). Includes several photos of Wally and his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2004 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Bill briefly introduces Bob Werre, with a couple of photos of Bob's studio where he was busy photographing SHS products.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2005 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Bill introduces Stan Furmanak, who is the new NASG membership secretary. Includes photos of Stan and some of the models he has built.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2005 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Bill introduces Tom Robichaud who is a member of the Bristol S Gauge Club.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2005 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Joe and Lori Fuss, owners of Ragg's To Riches, are introduced. They personally model in Sn3, although their company sells products for most scales. Includes the history of the company.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2006 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Introduces Bert Mahr and his "Conrail & Eastern Railroad". Includes a couple of photos.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2006 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

The author introduces Roy Hoffman, how he got started in the hobby, and his current Penn Western "scale" layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2007 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Introduces Emory Shughart, and his whole family. Includes a few photos of Emory's A.F. layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2008 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Introduces John Degnan. Includes a photo of him and Jim King (Smoky Mountain Modelworks).

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2008 #3 June
Page:
11
Author:
Roger Nulton
Description:

Re-introduces the Chervens, namely father Vic Cherven, Sr and Vic Cherven, Jr. This article provides a complete history of the father-and-son team, and the various layouts that they built over the years, including the current one that measures 40'x65'. Includes many photos.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2008 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Introduces Jim King, owner of Smoky Mountain Modelworks.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2008 #6 December
Page:
24
Author:
Ken Kemzura
Description:

Introduces Ken Kemzura.

Meet An S Gauger

Issue:
2010 #1 February
Page:
13
Author:
Gaylord Gill
Description:

A behind-the-scene look at Brooks Stover, the layout he built, and what it took for him to become a Master Model Railroader.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2011 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Bill introduces Cliff Brown who models the Lehigh Valley.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2012 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
JGG Kahn, Sr
Description:

Jace describes his path to finding S-scale model railroading, and his plans now that he is approaching retirement.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2012 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

The author, and NASG webmaster, Peter Vanvliet, introduces himself and his layout.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
2014 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author "introduces" himself (he has been a member of the NASG BOT, and a well-known modeler for many years).

Meet an S Gauger Michael Greene

Issue:
2014 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Michael Greene
Description:

The author explains how he got into S-scale model railroading, what roles he played and plays in the NMRA and NASG organization, and the fact that he and his wife now own Pine Canyon Scale Models.

Meet An S Gauger Monte Heppe

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
7
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author recalls his early observations of prototype railroading, and how he and his Dad got involved in the hobby. He describes his current layout and the various organizations of which he is a member.

Meet an S Gaugers

Issue:
2000 #3 June
Page:
17
Author:
Ernie Horr
Description:

Introduction to Ernie Horr. As this issue went to the printer, Ernie passed away on June 16, 2000. Includes photos of Ernie, his wife, and his layout. Also includes a track plan of his "The Tinplate Road".

Meet Your Membership Chairman

Issue:
1997 #3 June
Page:
31
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Introduction to Dody Stevens and her husband Paul and son Mark; all three are S-scale modelers.

Message from the BOT

Issue:
2011 #3 June
Page:
4
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

The questions are, "Why aren't more S-scale modelers members of the NASG?", and "Why don't local S-scale modelers attend local shows?".

Model Railroading is History

Issue:
2014 #6 November
Page:
7
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Older model railroaders grew up in the transition era, and model that, but younger modelers didn't, so they are less likely to model that time period. The point of the article is that we all model history, even those who model "today", by the time the product comes out, it is already "dated".

NASG Launches "Special Interest Groups"

Issue:
2006 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

The NASG BOT wants to launch SIGs that represent the three groups of modelers within the S-scale community, similar to the NMRA SIGs.

News From the North

Issue:
2014 #6 November
Page:
23
Author:
Jim Martin
Description:

A bit more about Nicholas Deely in Alaska, the closing of RMC's parent company, and thoughts on publishing digital magazines. He then continues to describe how looking at British companies' products, especially their OO-scale, may help us in S-scale.

News from the North

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
14
Author:
Jim Martin
Description:

The author notes that Rapido Trains now offers their own paint line, and that SceniKing backdrops has closed down. The S Scale Workshop celebrates its 20th year in 2016. Several photos of recent activities are included with the article.

News from the North

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
20
Author:
Jim Martin
Description:

Notes about possible freight cars from Elgin Car Shops, anniversaries for the S Scale Workshop (the club to which the author belongs), comparing color vs. black-n-white photos, a visit to the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum in Nova Scotia (features an S-scale layout), and the passing of Dan Kirlin.

OS from S Tower

Issue:
2011 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The editor changed the title of his editorial from "Jeff's Junction" to "OS from S Tower" with this issue ("OS" stands for "On Station" indicating when a train passes a station). This editorial covers Jeff's explanation of what the NASG's BOT is responsible for.

OS From S Tower

Issue:
2014 #2 April
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author suggests the idea of building a modular layout entirely made out of Lionel products available today, to show the audience what can be accomplished in S-scale today.

President's Column

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

New President Ed Loizeaux announces that Don Thompson is the interim editor of the Dispatch for this issue while Dick Karnes is preparing to take over from Elaine Powell.

President's Message

Issue:
2004 #2 April
Page:
4
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Description:

How can we reach the large number of Sn3 modelers to become members of the NASG?

President's Message

Issue:
2004 #3 June
Page:
4
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Description:

The author describes the situation with apparent growth in numbers for AF, hi-rail, and Sn3 modelers, but "scale" standard-gauge modelers are lacking. He also covers how the World's Greatest Hobby show doesn't seem to include S-scale, and how difficult it is to get S-scale content and ads into the main model railroading magazines.

President's Message

Issue:
2005 #3 June
Page:
4
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Description:

The author shares that this is his last column as president of the NASG, and discusses the disappearing local hobby shops.

Promotions Committee Update

Issue:
1985 #1 Winter
Page:
11
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

A report on what the NASG's Promotions Committee has been working on.

Promotions Committee Update

Issue:
1985 #2 Spring
Page:
4
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

Update on what the Committee has been up to.

Promotions Committee Update

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
2
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

Updates from the Committee.

Promotions Committee Update

Issue:
1985 #4 Fall
Page:
5
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

The latest update of the Committee.

S is the Best for Retirees

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
11
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Moving to a larger scales makes sense for people at or approaching retirement age.

S on a Budget

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Ideas on how to start modeling in S-scale when on a tight budget.

S Scenes

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
various authors
Description:

In additional to layout photos by Dick Karnes, Ron West, and Jeff Madden, a group photo of the Pequea Valley Model Railroaders and Baltimore Area American Flyer Club members visiting is shown.

S Tracks

Issue:
2010 #2 April
Page:
19
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

"The Magnificent Seven" - Seven S gaugers who influenced Sam. They are Ed Schumacher, John Bortz, Frank Titman, Wally Collins, Claude Wade, Walter Graeff, and Jesse Bennett.

S Tracks

Issue:
2012 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

The author makes the case for associating with model railroaders that are not into S-scale, such as the local NMRA, other conventions, etc., especially after one retires.

Secret Project Month April 2011

Issue:
2011 #3 June
Page:
13
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Bill explains the "Secret Project Month" concept started in their local club in the 1960s. He describes what he had to do to hold the meeting at his house, and the results of this year's Secret Project contest. Includes photos taken at the meeting, as well as photos of this year's models.

Slide Into the Past

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
35
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author was given a collection of slides owned by the Chuck Porter, which he shares on this page.

Some Thoughts

Issue:
1992 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Bill Lane
Description:

S-scale "scale" modelers and "hi-rail" modelers should join together within a club and exchange information, rather than divide.

Special Award Presented to Bill Krause by Conn. S Gaugers

Issue:
1998 #2 April
Page:
21
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A description of the award to the founder of the Connecticut S Gaugers Club, who makes up the club, and the history behind the club. A photo is included.

Survey Committee Report

Issue:
1983 #4 Fall
Page:
15
Author:
Steve Butler
Description:

Results from the previous NASG membership survey, and from a survey handed out during the 1983 NASG Convention.

The Kent Singer School of Model Building

Issue:
1987 #4 Fall
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Kent's approach is to have a less-experienced modeler work with a more-experienced modeler on the same or similar project, on a regular basis.

The NASG Website and Your Club

Issue:
2014 #2 April
Page:
19
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

This column covers the club-related information you will find on the NASG web site, as well as services the NASG provides to S-scale clubs.

To Entertain, Educate, or Both

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
26
Author:
Gil Hulin
Description:

The author suggests ways in which we can have the audience participate in the operations of our club layouts at train shows.

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