NASG Dispatch 1993 #1 February Articles

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From the Editor

Page:
4
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

A 1992 survey done by Model Railroader magazine showed 1.4% of their readers modeling in S-scale, and 9.6% of the people considering S-scale their secondary favorite. At the time that meant around 21,000 people interested in S-scale. The author proposes how to reach those people.

Meet an S Gauger

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5
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Introduces Russ Mobley (the third general director of the NASG, and owner of Amity Star Models).

Englewood

Page:
6
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:

Englewood Station in Chicago. The author shares photos of the model he built, prototype photos, the track arrangement at the station (four railroads intersected there), and a track plan for his 22'x26' HO-scale that modeled the area along with a photo.

S Lore

Page:
11
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Repair
Description:

Notes about brass models, including remembering that these are hand-built, one-off models, replacing worn-out flexible tubing between motor and gear tower, universal joint cracking issues, and Alco RS-11/RS-18/RS-32 running problems.

More Lore...

Page:
12
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Electronics
Description:

The author describes how he takes audio speakers, dresses them up as buildings, and places them around his layout.

The Jet Age

Page:
14
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:

The author describes how he built a New Haven EP5 from various parts, including an American Models FP7 chassis.

A.F. Service Committee Report

Page:
19
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Updates on the 1992 and 1993 NASG A.F. Commemorative cars.

The Little Train That Could

Page:
21
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Railroads
Description:

History and information about the Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad. Includes many prototype photos, and the Cummins Siding track plan (and car movement diagrams).

'S' Fest '92

Page:
32
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Report on the 1992 Fall S Fest in Elk Grove Village, IL.

Lighting the Way

Page:
33
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:

The author describes how he built his own illuminated signal lights, purely for scenic effect. Includes a photo and construction diagram.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting

Page:
34
Author:
Mark McFrederick
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The secretary's report of what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 1992 NASG Convention.

NASG National Membership Meeting

Page:
35
Author:
Mark McFrederick
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The secretary's report of what happened at the NASG general membership meeting at the 1992 NASG Convention.

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