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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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:
Bob 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.

Slim Gauge Observations

Issue:
2013 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author shares some photos of his layout, which is open during the 2013 NASG Convention.

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.

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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