This issue introduces Bill Lane, Jr., who in his late twenties founded the South Jersey S-Scalers (SJSS).
This article covers the Mark family's involvement in S-scale layouts, including the current one. A track plan is included, as well as many photos. The layout was still under construction.
Taking two American Models box cars, Jon Firpach has done a lot of detailing to them so that you can't tell that they started life as the same models. Includes many close-up photos showing the details added.
The author describes how he replaced the stock motor in the AM GP9 with a Sagami 2236 motor (this motor is to be used in the S-Helper Service RS-3 locomotives being introduced).
The author describes how he super-detailed the Pacific Rail Shops' 50-foot NP box car.
A belt elevator that moves material from below-the-track up on to something else. The one described here was found along the Southern Pacific rails, in Sacramento, California. Includes prototype photos.
The promotions chairman explains what happened in the recent multi-scale magazine advertisements for S and the NASG.
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