NASG Dispatch 2007 #3 June Articles

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Jeff's Junction

Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

Are 1:64 vehicles truly to scale, and why don't manufacturers simply make them exactly 1:64 scale?

NASG 2007

Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

More details about the upcoming 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD, including a history behind the club organizing the event, and the decision as to why the convention car was chosen.

Smoky Mountain Model Works Southern RY 11-Rib Low-side Gondola

Page:
10
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Product Review
Description:

The author reviews the prototype for the car, and then covers his notes about constructing the kit. Includes several photos.

Track Planning Part IV

Page:
12
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:

The author takes an HO-scale plan and converts it to a 20'x14' S-scale version. He provides a description of what could be used to implement it in S-scale.

The NASG American Flyer Car Project

Page:
14
Author:
Doug Peck
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

This is the first of a series of columns that the author will do describing, in greater detail, each of the A.F. Commemorative Cars that the NASG has produced over the years. This column covers the 1981, 1988, and 1989 cars.

S Pikes

Page:
17
Author:
various authors
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:

Photos by members of the S Scale Model Railway Society in the U.K. Includes two track plans of the club's members layouts.

Spring S Spree 2007 Report

Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A full report of the event, including several photos of attendees, layouts, and models.

S Tracks

Page:
22
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

Scenic curves can either be mathematically planned, or can just be put in position until the layout builder likes its position. Either approach is acceptable. The author mentioned that actual construction always differs from detailed planning.

The Straight & Narrow

Page:
18
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:

(again, note that the article's page number is "20", but should have been 18) The author is getting ready to lay ties and rail on his home layout. The article covers what a rail height's code number mimics in the real world (as scaled down to S). Several test tracks are described to prepare for the formal track work.

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