NASG Dispatch Articles: Product Review

A Mini Review

Issue:
1999 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
Bill McClung
Description:

The subject under review is the NJ International brass crossing gate signal.

Along the Narrow-gauge Rails

Issue:
1989 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Russ Collman
Description:

A listing of recent and new releases of narrow-gauge-related products by P-B-L, Mini-structures, Overland, Railmaster Exports, Triangle Scale Models, and various structure manufacturers. There is also a bit of history of the D&RG and RGW mixed up in this article.

American Flyer S Gauge 1946-2000 Illustrated Price Guide and History

Issue:
2000 #6 December
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A review of the softbound book which is the first American Flyer guide published by TM Books & Video, Inc.

American Flyer's Mikado

Issue:
2005 #1 February
Page:
16
Author:
Carl Tuveson
Description:

The author reviews the new Lionel 2-8-2 locomotive. Includes many close-up photos.

American Models Flat Car

Issue:
1999 #2 April
Page:
7
Author:
Jeff English
Description:

The author reviews the ready-to-run cars from American Models.

American Models Steam Set

Issue:
1998 #3 June
Page:
30
Author:
John Eichmann
Description:

The author reviews the American Models Southern Crescent Limited set, which consists of a USRA heavy Pacific 4-6-2, a baggage car, RPO, combine, coach, and observation car lettered for the Southern Railway. Includes one small photo of the engine.

American Models Wood-side Caboose

Issue:
2000 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Rich Gajnak
Description:

The author does a product review of the AM new caboose, speculating on its prototype.

An S Review

Issue:
1994 #6 December
Page:
30
Author:
David Pool
Description:

The subject of the review is the Model Memories etched-brass roof walk for 40' box and refrigerator cars. Includes one photo.

B. Johnson Leatherworks

Issue:
2008 #5 October
Page:
27
Author:
Gerry Evans

B.T.S. 110 2nd Street

Issue:
2007 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author describes his construction of the "110 2nd Street" kit by B.T.S. Includes several photos.

BK Enterprises Closed-frog Turnouts

Issue:
1999 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Description:

After a brief comment about the company itself, the author describes what he does to the turnouts to get them operate well on his home layout. Includes close-up photos.

BTS Cabin Creek Rural Church

Issue:
2005 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author describes the kit he built.

Flagstop Station

Issue:
2006 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author describes how he built the Flagstop Station kit (#562) from the Laser-Art Structures Division of Branchline Trains. Includes several photos of the completed model.

FP-7 Diesel Electric Locomotive by American Models

Issue:
1982 #6 Fall
Page:
7
Author:
Dick Cataldi
Description:

This is a product review of this engine, listing the few problems the author found with the model.

Grandview Storage

Issue:
2008 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author reviews the building of the Grandview Storage kit #4087 by banta modelworks.

KVD Industrial Ladders Kit

Issue:
2014 #2 April
Page:
4
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Description:

A review of the Kaw Valley Designs industrial ladder kit. Includes many construction photos as well as its installation on one of the author's buildings.

Lehigh Lumber Co.

Issue:
1994 #3 June
Page:
34
Author:
Barry Mertz
Description:

The author reviews the Lehigh Valley Models kit #LVM30.

Modeling the Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad

Issue:
2011 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

The author reviews the book by Brooks Stover, which covers the prototype BC&G railroad, and how he modeled it in S-scale.

NASG 2004 Convention Car

Issue:
2004 #5 October
Page:
38
Author:
Richard Lind
Description:

A photo accompanies the product review of the Convention car, which is an S Scale America CNW welded double-plug-door insulated box car introduced in the late 1960s.

New River Series Two Stall Engine House

Issue:
2012 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

The author builds and reviews the two-stall engine house kit released by B.T.S. Includes several built photos.

Operating Scale Sergent Knuckle Coupler

Issue:
2000 #3 June
Page:
15
Author:
Keith Thompson
Description:

Sergent Engineering has produced the S-scale coupler that has true-to-scale appearances. Includes photos and a parts diagram.

Palace Car Co. Pullman Interior Kits

Issue:
2008 #2 April
Page:
13
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Description:

The author describes what comes with the kit, how he installed the various parts, and things he added to complete his model. Includes construction photos.

Rabbit Hash General Store

Issue:
2009 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author builds and reviews the Rabbit Hash General Store by Mountain Precision Products.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1986 #1 Winter
Page:
7
Author:
Tony Perles
Description:

A product review of the Overland Models 0-8-0.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1988 #1 March
Page:
9
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

This column reviews the Omnicon RDCs.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1988 #2 June
Page:
7
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Review of the Airslide Hopper Car by River Raisin Models, the EMD late F3/early F7 A- and B-units by Omnicon Scale Models, and Pacific Fruit Express and Schlitz (URTX) Dry Transfers by Clover House.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1988 #3 August
Page:
7
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Review of the HOMA-BED Homasote Roadbed by BO Manufacturing, and the Central of Georgia/Southern Ry. FR-3 Pulpwood Car by SouthWind Models.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1988 #4 October
Page:
23
Description:

Reviewed are International Car Corp. Wide-Vision Caboose, distributed by Modern Models, imported by Overland Models, and built by Ajin in Korea, and the Track and Wheel Check Gauge and the Coupler Height Gauge by the NASG.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1989 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
various authors
Description:

Reviewed are Diesel Horn Sound Generator by CVP Products, and the General Motors 1950s Bus by Hoquat Hobbies (includes a photo of the model).

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1989 #3 June
Page:
7
Author:
various authors
Description:

Reviewed are the GP9 by American Models, and the Fifty-Foot Single-Door Boxcar Kit by Pacific Rail Shops.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
25
Author:
various authors
Description:

Reviewed are the New York Central Heavyweight Passenger Cars by South Wind Models, and the PRR M-l/M-la 4-8-2 by Omnicon Scale Models.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
21
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

Reviewed is the White 3000 series COE tractor truck with trailer by S DeSigns.

S Cork Roadbed From Scenery Unlimited

Issue:
1998 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reviews the 2-3/8"-wide, 36"-long cork roadbed material sold by Scenery Unlimited.

Smoky Mountain Model Works Southern RY 11-Rib Low-side Gondola

Issue:
2007 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author reviews the prototype for the car, and then covers his notes about constructing the kit. Includes several photos.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
1998 #1 February
Page:
13
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author reviews the B.T.S. EBT flat car kit.

The Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1990 #1 January
Page:
31
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

Reviewed is the Omnicon PRR M1 4-8-2. A number of issues were found with the four review samples, which Omnicon owner, Charlie Sandersfeld offered to correct, but he had become seriously ill at the time.

The Shipyard Brewing Co. by Bar Mills Models

Issue:
2011 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

The shallow-depth structure was perfect for the author's new town on his layout, so he built it and provides us with his commentary and construction hints.

Tom's Turnouts & Trackwork

Issue:
2005 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Description:

The author reviews the new hi-rail #4 and #6 turnouts using various cars and engines.

Tomalco Track System

Issue:
2005 #1 February
Page:
28
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

The author reviews the flextrack and turnouts produced by Tomalco Track now owned by Larry Morton.

Tonkin PEM 40' Container

Issue:
2007 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Tom Hawley
Description:

The author does a full review of the containers, covering both the good and the bad. Includes a couple of photos.

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