NASG Dispatch 1993 #2 April Articles

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Engineer

Page:
6
Author:
Ed Davis, Sr.
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author shares his history in the hobby. He is a real-world train engineer. In addition to A.F. collecting, he also scratchbuilt NYC transit equipment. A track plan of his 11'x17' layout is included, as well as several photos, including ones of his scratchbuilt cars.

Prototype View

Page:
9
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:

Photos of prototype urban rapid transit rail service.

Modeling Elevated Rail Lines

Page:
10
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

Elevating ones layout track can expand the available modeling space. The author shows examples on his and other's layouts.

An American Flyer Reverse Loop Made Easy!

Page:
12
Author:
Bob Furtado
Category:
Electronics
Description:

This article describes what it takes to make an automated reverse loop for an A.F. layout. Includes a parts list and diagrams.

Lionel '93

Page:
15
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

The author got to visit the Lionel factory and view the new S-scale products, photos of some of which are included in the article.

Tips

Page:
16
Author:
Gale Hall
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

Some ideas on changing things up a bit with freight cars, such as leaving off the journal box caps, leaving previous ownership paint schemes partially visible, odd gondola ends, hoppers freeze so a fire would be started next to them to defrost their load leading to interesting weathering,

Helpful Hints

Page:
17
Author:
Gary Ippolito
Category:
Model Automobiles and Trucks
Description:

Carefully handling TOFC trailers, and putting them back into their boxes without damage.

Gallimaufry

Page:
23
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Model Automobiles and Trucks
Description:

The latest news about 1:64 vehicles. Includes a few photos on how to model a half-submerged vehicle being pulled out of the river.

Truck Sideframe Painting Mask

Page:
26
Author:
Jerry Schnur
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:

The author shares how he made a tool to be able to paint the sideframe of a truck without getting paint in the critical areas.

December Issue Questionnaire Response

Page:
27
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Summary of the responses received to the most-recent questionnaire.

American Flyer Christmas Layout

Page:
28
Author:
James Sleeth
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The A.F. layout of the All Gauge Toy Train Association of San Diego is featured in text and photos.

Railroad Station

Page:
30
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:

Photos of and around the South Bend, Indiana Union Station, as well as its history and the area's track diagram.

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