NASG Dispatch Articles: Structures - Towns/Cities

A Full Size Structure From a Toy Car Diorama

Issue:
2010 #1 February
Page:
18
Author:
Jerry Schnur
Description:

Using a Motormax toy diorama for parts, the author built a nice-looking model of a gas/service station.

A Myth Exposed: The Unicorn Lives Near Four Corners

Issue:
2008 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author built a fictitious S-scale hobby store out of a Thomas A. Yorke Design Studio Bank/Storefront kit. Includes several photos.

Another Motormax Diorama Conversion

Issue:
2010 #3 June
Page:
15
Author:
Jerry Schnur
Description:

Mel's Diner by Motormax was supplemented by a pair of American Flyer New Haven coaches kitbashed into a dining facility.

Another Motormax Diorama Conversion

Issue:
2010 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
Jerry Schnur
Description:

The author added walls and a roof to a flat front to kitbash a 3D building.

Building a Two-bay Garage

Issue:
2016 #1 January
Page:
23
Author:
Steven Allen
Description:

The author used two Monster Modelworks "Triple J Repair Shop" kits to build a two-bay Sohio gas station. Includes some construction photos.

Building An Amusement Park Band Shell

Issue:
2012 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Glenn Miller
Description:

The author tried to duplicate the band shell he remembered from Hershey Park, PA some 50 years ago.

Buildings

Issue:
1992 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

Modeling large buildings in S-scale using some HO-scale components that are suitable.

Fruit-stand Construction

Issue:
1990 #3 June
Page:
7
Author:
Ernie Horr
Description:

Using the FinestKind Models #102 False-Front Store, the author describes how he built a roadside fruit stand. Includes drawings.

Geauga Motors Used Car Lot

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Steven Allen
Description:

The author took a River Dam Model Works Rural Post Office and kitbashed it into a used car dealer ship office. He added to that a Miller Engineering animated billboard sign. Includes a number of photos of the diorama scene he built.

How I Did It

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
11
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

On the previous issue's cover, Bill Fraley's church drew attention, so he briefly describes how he built that model by enlarging it from a cut-out book.

Kitbash That Tombstone Courthouse

Issue:
2004 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes how he kitbashed the HO-scale Heljan/ConCor courthouse kit into an S-scale version. Includes photos of the completed model.

Kitbashing a Bachmann HO Bus Station to S

Issue:
2001 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Tom Robinson
Description:

Step-by-step instructions, a final-model photo, and drawings are included in this article about how to make the S-scale version.

Product Reviews

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
7
Author:
Ken Zieska
Description:

The author reviews the Monster Modelworks "Single Story Starter Kit".

Prototype View

Issue:
1992 #5 October
Page:
26
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

Accompanied by a few photos, this article asks readers how one might build a reasonable facsimile of a prototype trainshed.

Short And Easy

Issue:
1990 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

The author describes scratchbuilding a road-side produce stand. Includes drawings and a photo of the completed model.

The Roadside Diner

Issue:
1998 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

History and information about roadside diners, and how to model them in S-scale. Includes one prototype photo, two model photos, and a thorough listing of diners in the Worchester, MA area.

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