Building your own track inspection car from a piece of plexiglass and two trucks.
Using a strip of Masonite hardboard to help clean the rails. Includes a construction diagram and a parts list.
A couple of photos of how the author cuts award a commercial turnout and adjusts the gauge to fit S-scale.
Turnouts by several manufacturers are described how to hook them up electrically.
Information about how the Cuyahoga Valley S Gaugers achieved their smooth track-running on their club layout at the 1986 NASG Convention.
The author describes how his group (the S Team) of modelers lay their track quickly.
Bob Daniel shares how he makes ballast from ground-up styrofoam coffee cups.
How to design a helix and the things one should consider in building one. It includes the math needed, and look-up tables.
The author does a follow-up article to his 1994 article, answering questions, and showing more detailed photos.
Information about the current NASG track standard. Includes a listing of track and brass models that comply with that standard.
Photos of complex prototype track work. Also includes a photo of the author's dummy crossovers on his layout, to give the impression of complex trackwork.
A person only known as "Jerry" answers modeling questions. This installment covers how to keep your track clean, and hand-laying track on a curve.
Using automotive choke cables to control turnouts.
What size rail height should S-scale modelers use?
This article describes grade crossings and ideas for how to model them.
How does one get foreign-road cars on one's layout? Via the Interchange Track. This unique and easy-to-model track is fully discussed in this article, which includes how to integrate it into your layout's operational scheme.
This column covers John Long's idea for adjusting the Centerline HO-scale Rail Cleaner for use in S-scale.
A guest column by Gaylord Gill describes how he built a track elevation gauge to help him construct his layout.
This article shows how to Frank Andrews uses an ordinary push-pin as a means to hold the points of a turnout in position. The pin is decorated to look like a tall turnout target.
The author describes how to cut an HO-scale Rix Rail-it down the middle length-wise and rebuild it as an S-scale rerailer.
The author shares the description he got from Joe Scales about how to make installing the Del-Aire Air Motor (switch machine) better. The article is supposed to show a photo, but it was not included in the issue.
The author describes his reasoning for, and his method of, hand-laying track. Instead of using ready-made components, he designed his layout the way he wanted to, and then built the track accordingly. David's layout uses standard-gauge, and three-foot and two-foot narrow-gauge lines.
Using N-scale track to model an Sn22 tramway (using banta modelworks' kit T-2121, Sn2 Ore Tram Mine Cars).
Prototype and model information about dual-gauge track and turnouts.
How to model in other narrow gauges other than 3-foot in S-scale (Sn2, Sn42).
The author suggests trying to build an interchange between standard- and narrow-gauge tracks. The article also contains information about an Sn2 discussion list.
The author continues with how to model an interchange between standard- and narrow-gauge tracks.
This long article covers track laying from beginning to end. Includes prototype photos of turnouts (close-up), and a turnout detailing diagram.
Using two standard modules with some temporary track to be able to model an L-shaped switching layout.
Since there are now other magazines reporting on S-scale's new products, the author has decided to change his product-announcement column to one that reviews currently-available products, with this column covering S-scale track products.
The author reviews the current crop of S-scale turnouts that are available.
A set of diagrams (only) of how the author constructed the turnout control mechanism for the turnouts on the Houston S Gaugers' club layout. It uses a DPDT slide switch to manipulate the throwbar and the frog's power routing.
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