NASG Dispatch 1999 #2 April Articles

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Jeff's Junction

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

The April Fools edition of the column has the author fantasizing about being an S-scale dictator telling the manufacturers which products they should produce.

American Models Flat Car

Page:
7
Author:
Jeff English
Category:
Product Review
Description:

The author reviews the ready-to-run cars from American Models.

Fixin' Flyer

Page:
8
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

This is the first of the author's columns about running and fixing American Flyer trains. In this column he introduces himself and his history of model railroading. He shares a tip for how to remove the AF floors from the cars' body, including the action caboose.

Let's Build a Steel Braced Plywood Chip Car

Page:
10
Author:
Ernie Horr
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:

The author provides step-by-step instructions on how to scratchbuild this car. It includes a materials list, prototype photos, and diagrams.

1999 NASG Convention Update

Page:
14
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Several pages with info and photos about the Convention, and the Convention cars.

Pasture Grass on the New England Central

Page:
15
Author:
Sylas Kayle
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:

The author (Dave Jasper) describes how he uses fake fur to make his grass fields (shown on this issue's cover).

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

How to build a reasonable selection of freight and passenger cars for narrow-gauge trains.

Module Corner

Page:
22
Author:
Ted Larson
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

The author is gradually shifting the modules column over to his new "Tired Wheels" column, covering 1:64 vehicles. This issue's column starts with covering the 1962-1969 GMC Double Bottom semi, which is labeled "Matchbox King Size No. K4 Fruehauf Hopper, Made in England by Lesney".

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