NASG Dispatch 1996 #6 December Articles

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Jeff's Junction

Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:

The author proposed the idea of promoting S-scale as the "last builder's scale".

Reflections on Robert L. Miller and the Miller Power Truck

Page:
8
Author:
Demosthenes P. Gelopulos
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

The article describes the operating sessions Bob Miller would have on his layout for teenage boys in his town (the author being one of them). It also covers how the (patented) powered truck worked. Included are a timeline of Bob's life, and two pages of Miller's product catalog from 1952.

Denver Zephyr 1997

Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A preview of the 1997 NASG Convention to be held in Denver, Colorado.

48-foot Rib-side Containers

Page:
15
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:

Using a Des Plaines Hobbies 48-foot flat-sided container, the author simply added ribs to model the newer versions of the containers used in the real world. Includes several model photos.

Turnout Actuating Mechanism for Houston S Gaugers Modular Layout

Page:
18
Author:
Jack Troxell
Category:
Track
Description:

A set of diagrams (only) of how the author constructed the turnout control mechanism for the turnouts on the Houston S Gaugers' club layout. It uses a DPDT slide switch to manipulate the throwbar and the frog's power routing.

The Eastport & Highland

Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:

The hypothetical design and construction of a 12'x13' layout. Includes a track plan.

Meet an S Gauger

Page:
21
Author:
Joseph Jansky
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The author introduces his 6-year-old son, and the youngest member of the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association.

American Flyer Uncoupler

Page:
22
Author:
David Avedesian
Category:
Couplers
Description:

The author moved his staging tracks closer together but that meant his A.F. uncoupler no longer fit, so he modified it.

Short and Easy

Page:
24
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

Some early S-Helper Service trucks' sideframes leaned out an angle. Bill Mark, Jr. presents his solution to resolve that.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Page:
25
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

The author looked to the EBT prototype to figure out how to move coal on his layout between standard- and narrow-gauge.

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