NASG Dispatch Articles: Structures - Industrial

A Simple Unloader

Issue:
1996 #2 April
Page:
15
Author:
Will Britton
Description:

The author shares a photo of an unloader found in an industrial area on the east side of Sacramento, California.

A Small Industry

Issue:
1991 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Will Britton
Description:

This industry is served by Burlington Northern trackage in the town of Girard, Illinois. The factory receives vermiculite in moisture controlled covered
hoppers. Includes a track plan, and several prototype photos.

A Small Industry

Issue:
1992 #3 June
Page:
6
Author:
Will Britton
Description:

The focus of this article is the Pacific Coast Producers, a fruit packing plant, in Lodi, California, focusing specifically on the area that receives tank
cars loaded with sugars and sweeteners. Includes two prototype photos.

A Small Industry

Issue:
1992 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Will Britton
Description:

Denis Fortier submitted some information about unloading salt from covered hoppers in Coteau Station near Toronto. Includes prototype photos.

An Alternate Use for Background Building Kits

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
19
Author:
Steven Allen
Description:

Using background, shallow-depth kits for foreground structures, detailing the interior.

An HO Walthers Pier Warehouse Will Do Just Fine

Issue:
2009 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Description:

The author gives some tips on what he did to make an HO-scale kit look like it fits on an S-scale layout.

Armco Steel Building

Issue:
2002 #6 December
Page:
13
Author:
Tom Robinson
Description:

A detailed review of this kit offered by the NASG.

Badgerland Earns Best of Show at NMRA Meet

Issue:
1998 #6 December
Page:
9
Author:
Roy Meissner
Description:

Roy Meissner scratchbuilt a coal elevator (photo included) and won best-of-show in the structure contest at the 1998 regional NMRA convention. He describes how he built it.

Best in Show

Issue:
2002 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author briefly describes how he built the structure, which won best-of-show at the 2002 NASG Convention. Includes a model photo.

Building the Mount Blue Models Cranberry Storage Barn

Issue:
2013 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Jim Martin
Description:

The author describes how he turned this barn model into a harbor scene's fisherman's net shack, complete with suggested interior details.

Coal Dealer Down by the Tracks

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
9
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt a scale for the local coal retailer. Includes photos and scale drawings.

Details, Details, Details

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
21
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Description:

Using a photo-copier and acetate plastic to make custom windows.

Electric Substation Part 1

Issue:
1988 #1 March
Page:
18
Author:
Steven Myers
Description:

After a foreword by Bob Jackson about how substations work, the author introduces this three-part article, describes the model he built (and for which he won an award at the 1986 NASG Convention), and provides a parts list.

Electric Substation Part 2

Issue:
1988 #2 June
Page:
19
Author:
Steven Myers
Description:

In this installment the construction commences. Includes many construction diagrams.

Electric Substation Part 3

Issue:
1988 #3 August
Page:
24
Author:
Steven Myers
Description:

The series concludes with the construction of the many details that need to be added to building. Includes construction diagrams, and close-up photos, as well as a parts list.

Four Easy Kitbashes from Other Gauges

Issue:
1998 #3 June
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author took kits from HO- and O-scale and modified them to fit S. It is a brief photo essay, showing the models.

Full Scale Freight Station Plans

Issue:
2012 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
Joe Kimber
Description:

Scaled drawings of a typical freight station built in the late 1800s to early 1900s, with suggestions for how to model it.

Gravel Loading Facility

Issue:
1996 #3 June
Page:
21
Description:

A scale diagram showing the Plastruct-designed gravel loading structure.

Juicing-up the Citrus Shed

Issue:
2006 #4 August
Page:
59
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author describes how he added more details to the 2006 NASG Special Project kit. Includes a couple of photos of the author's model.

Kitbashing a Plasticville Retail Coal Tower

Issue:
2015 #3 May
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Using two Plasticville coaling towers, this coal dealer structure can be built using the authors step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos.

Kitbashing River City Welding

Issue:
2014 #3 June
Page:
28
Author:
Ken Zieska
Description:

The author describes how he modified a Grand River Models kit to turn it into a freight house.

Lineside Industries To Model

Issue:
1994 #1 February
Page:
25
Description:

Prototype photos and a track plan for the two grain storage facilities found in Clinton, Wisconsin in 1993.

Making Coal Mine Jennies

Issue:
2015 #1 January
Page:
12
Author:
Bob Davis
Description:

Using HO-scale track and cheaply-acquired HO-scale gondolas, the author shortened the cars to make S-scale jennies (coal mine carts). Includes several construction photos.

Modern Concrete Grain Silo

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
18
Author:
Randy Griggs
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt a modern grain silo, and the associated equipment. Includes lots of construction photos and prototype data. See the web site link for the new, permanent location of the supplemental files the author provided as part of this article. (related web page)

Multi-purpose Building

Issue:
2006 #2 April
Page:
22
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author provides a description of the construction of the kit. Includes several photos.

Proto-View

Issue:
1999 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Description:

Photos and a description of the grain elevators of Linn County Co-op in Alburnett, IA.

Proto-View Midwest Grain Elevator

Issue:
1998 #1 February
Page:
23
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A few photos of grain elevators.

Rockhill Furnace Sand House

Issue:
2002 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos and drawings.

Scrap Building

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
28
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

The author shows how he used some bottle caps and drip-irrigation pipefittings to make a structure for moving Soylent Green into tank cars on a siding.

The NASG Armco Building

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
17
Author:
Tom Hartrum
Description:

Showing several variations of the NASG's special-projects kit members of the Miami Valley S Gaugers club have made.

The NASG S Scale Aarmco Building

Issue:
2004 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Greg Bernston
Description:

The author reviews the construction of the pre-fab, metal-sided building styrene kit, including the integration of the structure into their club layout.

The Posthole Mine

Issue:
1997 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Ernie Horr
Description:

The author provides information about how he built this mine building. It includes scale drawings, a materials list, and photos of the complete model.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2008 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author shares his experience building the Pro Patria Mill by banta modelworks.

Trainstuff LLC's Williamson's Warehouse

Issue:
2005 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

Gerry reviews and describes how he built the kit.

Triangle-Shaped Coal Dealer

Issue:
1996 #1 February
Page:
11
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Small prototype photos and a track plan for the layout of a coal dealer positioned in a triangle.

Warehouse Conversion from HO to S Scale

Issue:
2002 #2 April
Page:
15
Author:
Jeff Kruger
Description:

The author describes how he converted the Campbell HO-scale J.K. Jansen's Seed & Grocery Store Warehouse Kit #436 to be suitable for S-scale. Includes several photos of the finished model.

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