NASG Dispatch 2012 #1 February Articles

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The New NASG Web Site

Page:
2
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

After taking over the NASG web site and completely revising it, the webmaster describes all the new features of the site. (related web page)

OS from S Tower

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

The author revisits the merit of joint NMRA/NASG conventions vs. stand-alone ones, making arguments for both.

50 Years of the S Gaugian

Page:
8
Author:
Don Heimburger
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

The author reflects on what it is like to have published 259 issues in 50 years.

S Tracks

Page:
11
Author:
Sam Powell
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

The author describes his struggle with the last major scene on his layout, that of capturing the city of Pittsburgh, which also happens to be the first scene that visitors to the layout see when entering the room. He describes building a raised scenic base, since it is also a staging yard. Includes many photos.

East Broad Top Shops at Orbisonia/Rockhill Furnace

Page:
16
Author:
Roy Hoffman
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:

A photo essay of the author's layout as he models the EBT.

My Unplanned Reading GP35 Project

Page:
19
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Locomotives - GP35
Description:

The author describes the engine that he bought from the Stan Furmanak estate, which was an American Model unit that needed to be repainted.

A New Model for Model Railroad Clubs

Page:
20
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

How the Spokane, Panhandle, and Palouse Model Railroaders (SP&P) club was started, and what their membership requirements are. Includes a number of photos of members working on other members' home layouts.

NASG 2012 Convention

Page:
27
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Covers the Convention car, area dining, the special Flyer contest, and the tentative schedule.

SScaleSIG

Page:
28
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Declaring the old NASG/NMRA S SIG as formally closed, a group of NMRA members and S-scale modelers started the new NMRA S SIG. Discussions are related to "scale" modeling only.

NASG 2011 Profit and Loss

Page:
30
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations

Last Run

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31
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Arthur "Art" Doty passed away on January 23, 2012.

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