NASG Dispatch 2003 #1 February Articles

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Jeff's Junction

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

The author describes the "pros" for modeling the transition era, and the "pros" for modeling the modern era, and answers the question of whether the transition era is still #1.

The Great "S" Show On Earth

Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

This article covers the information about the upcoming 2003 NASG Convention in Oconomowoc, WI. Includes prototype photos of area activities, and model photos of layouts open for tours.

Modern Gondolas

Page:
12
Author:
Alex Binkley
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:

The author describes how he took an American Models 52-foot, AM 40-foot, and MTH's O-27 gondolas to kitbash his modern cars. Includes photos of his completed models.

Meet an S Gauger

Page:
14
Author:
Dick Kloes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

This is a follow-up with Dick Kloes as he updates the reader on the state of his freelanced "Root River & Southern" railroad. Includes layout photos and a track plan. Dick's layout will be open during the 2003 NASG Convention.

A Simple, Cheap Switch Machine

Page:
18
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Track
Description:

The author describes how he uses the DPDT switches to control the turnout's throwbar and the polarity to the frog. Includes an installation diagram.

Cuyahoga Valley 9004 Coil Gondola

Page:
20
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:

This article describes how the author took a gondola and added the Mainstreeter Trains corrugated add-on panels to create a different-looking gondola. He super-details the model and describes how he added the coil steel loads. Includes construction and final-model photos.

Perma-Bilt Clinic Follow Up

Page:
22
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

This is a follow-up article describing other modelers who have completed their Perma-Built freight car kits recently. Includes several photos of models

Fixin' Flyer

Page:
22
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

What to look for before buying a "bargain" at a train show.

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