NASG Dispatch 1994 #6 December Articles

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What is A Flyer Fest?

Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A Flyer Fest is not a conventional train show, but rather a gathering of people at a host's home, where hundreds of feet of A.F. and A.F.-compatible track is placed on the floor with trains operating. The article includes many photos from the 1993 event. The article describes the history of the event. The track plan of the 1993 event is included (two pages), which was held at Mike Schafer's house.

Compact End Modules

Page:
12
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author designed and built two half-circle modules for use at home and at train shows.

Len Giovannolli and the Xfer Caboose Caper

Page:
14
Author:
Rollie Mercier
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author built a cross-shaped caboose out of two A.F. cabooses, placed it on an A.F. crossing. He tells the story of how he was the auctioneer at the 1982 NASG Convention, and how and why Len bid on and won the contraption. Includes a photo of Len holding the work.

Gardners, PA (Reading) 2-hole Outhouse

Page:
15
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:

Photos and drawings of a two-stall outhouse.

The Dispatch Visits Ertl

Page:
16
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

An interview with Ertl's Product Manager James Willey about their 1:64 product line.

The Ertl Company

Page:
18
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

A condensed version of the Ertl hand-out capturing the company's history. Also includes a page of photos of the latest 1:64 Ertl items in 1994.

Ohio Club Operates Christmas Display in Columbus Hobby Shop

Page:
21
Author:
Alan Evans
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

The Central Ohio S Gauge Club members operate the S-scale layout at the Blue Caboose Train Display from Thanksgiving until New Years on weekends and weeknights. Includes two photos of the layout.

Altoona and the "Curve" Will Welcome the NASG in 1995

Page:
22
Author:
Gregg Miller
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A complete introduction to the 1995 NASG Convention and all planned activities. Includes two photos taken on the Altoona Curve.

An S Review

Page:
30
Author:
David Pool
Category:
Product Review
Description:

The subject of the review is the Model Memories etched-brass roof walk for 40' box and refrigerator cars. Includes one photo.

Short And Easy

Page:
31
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

Bill Lane contributes the idea of using music wire to reinforce the stirrups on Pacific Rail Shops' cars. Includes photos.

How To Get Board Promoting S

Page:
33
Author:
Alan Evans
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author built three display boards to indicate the differences between S-scale's track, couplers, and wheels.

Modeling Canada in S The British Way

Page:
35
Author:
Kelvin White
Category:
Modules
Description:

A design for a set of modules that model the Finistere, New Brunswick. Includes track plan.

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