The author answers the question, "Why do I like the oddball scale S?" (having switched from many years in HO-scale).
The author tried to duplicate the band shell he remembered from Hershey Park, PA some 50 years ago.
The author makes the case for associating with model railroaders that are not into S-scale, such as the local NMRA, other conventions, etc., especially after one retires.
The author continues his updates on his Elk & Gauley layout, with completing a loop of track to run trains, and installing various bridges.
This installment covers the 2004 through 2008 NASG A.F. Commemorative Car projects, because they represented an entire GE work train, culminating into the 2008 Baldwin switcher engine (the only locomotive ever produced in this project). Includes photos of each piece.
Photos taken at the show, as well as at local layouts that were open for tours.
The 37th annual Fall S Fest was held in the Milwaukee area and hosted by the Badgerland S Gaugers, with about 400-500 people attending. The show report includes photos taken at the event.
Well-known S-scale modelers Bob Jackson, Jack Sudimak, Dave Netherton, and Tom Doherty all pass away.
A one-page scale drawing of a small freight depot as found on the Port Louis & Northern team track.
The author describes how he built a diamond smokestack for his Franklin old-time A.F. locomotive.
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