NASG Dispatch 1996 #3 June Articles

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Jeff's Junction

Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Modules
Description:

Consider designing in operations into the continuously-circling trains on a club's modular layout at a train show.

NASG Dearborn Convention Schedule

Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The times and events taking place at the 1996 NASG Convention.

Depot Quiz

Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:

The reader is to identify the prototype depots shown in the 6 photos.

Module Corner

Page:
10
Author:
Bill Krause
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author describes corner modules that can handle large equipment, and designing a set-up that doesn't require an odd spacer module with doing L-shaped set-ups.

DC on a Shoe-string

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

The author describes how he used a diode to have a DC locomotive run on half-wave AC output from a Lionel transformer. The article also covers full-wave (bridge rectifier) usage with AF steam locomotives, and converting AC AF locomotives to DC.

The Secret Project

Page:
15
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

The Lehigh Valley S Gaugers meet in April to reveal each member's "secret project". Several months earlier the members of the club indicate what they intend to reveal in April, and the entries are sealed in an envelope. Members with no, or incomplete, projects have to pay a penalty fee. At the April meeting the projects are judged and prices are awarded to the top three entries. The project keeps the members building. Photos of the efforts are shown in the article.

Tom Robinson Builds a Modular-Portable Display Layout

Page:
18
Author:
Tom Robinson
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author describes the modules he built for an S-scale display layout to take to local shows where no S-scale layouts were being set up. Includes photos and a track plan.

Gravel Loading Facility

Page:
21
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:

A scale diagram showing the Plastruct-designed gravel loading structure.

Meet An S Gauger

Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Introduction to NASG president Alan Evans.

About the Bernie Thomas Award

Page:
23
Author:
Frank Titman
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The story of Bernie Thomas, and how the award came about.

Adventures in Badgerland

Page:
23
Author:
Dick Kloes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The story of how members of the Badgerland S Gaugers made it to the NMRA convention in Madison, Wisconsin.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Page:
26
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:

The author describes how he built his Sn3 Heisler, by converting an IHC HO standard-gauge Heisler. There is a sidebar to includes the remaining text from the previous issue's article that got chopped off.

Short and Easy

Page:
28
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Track
Description:

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.

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