NASG Dispatch 2013 #6 December Articles

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About the NASG

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2
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

A statement of what the NASG is, a brief history of the NASG, what S-scale is, and information about the annual awards the NASG may offer. This issue is the first one edited by Bill Pyper.

Visit the Product Gallery Online

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4
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author describes the Product Gallery section of the NASG web site.

Bill's Boiler Wash

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6
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author continues to introduce the members of the NASG BOT.

From the Conductor

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6
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The editor responds to feedback he got on the previous issue, the one he edited for the NASG.

Jim Kindraka NASG Treasurer

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7
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The NASG Treasurer introduces himself

P-B-L's 60-ton Class C Shays

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9
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Product Review
Description:

After describing the purpose and history of the Shay geared steam locomotive, the author provides an in-depth review of the locomotive.

How I Did It

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11
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:

On the previous issue's cover, Bill Fraley's church drew attention, so he briefly describes how he built that model by enlarging it from a cut-out book.

Branch Lines

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12
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

Reports and photos from the Northern Ohio S Scalers', the Pequea Valley Model Railroaders', and a few others' recent meetings.

Model Contests

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14
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author series about model contests at NASG Convention continues with this issue covering how the judging is performed.

American Flyer Under the Tree

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15
Author:
David Dewey
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

The author shares a number of photos of S-scale trains under the family's Christmas tree, as well as his friend's layout. Other Christmas-related photos with trains are included as well.

Holiday Model Train Traditions

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18
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Christmas
Description:

Having or starting a Christmas tradition around model trains is a good practice. The author shares some of the ones he and his family have developed.

Pioneer Valley S-Gaugers Christmas Project: Santa's Trains at Look Park

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21
Author:
Steven Allen
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

The author describes how the club took on a two-week Christmas train show event at Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts. This led to the club being hired to build a permanent S-scale Christmas display layout, and the story about how the layout grew over the last year or two.

End of the Line

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23
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

John Bortz passed away on September 14, 2013 at the age of 94. Includes two photos of him.

Converting a Flyer Gondola to Scale

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24
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:

One of the two types of gondolas designed by the USRA during WWI was modeled by the author using two damaged A.F. gondolas. Includes several model photos.

What Size Rail is Correct?

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26
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Track
Description:

The author re-evaluated the rail heights for his sidings and branch lines. He shares the research he did (standard- and narrow-gauge).

Scrap Building

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28
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Scenery - Homes and Lots
Description:

What color are sidewalks? The author takes a field trip to investigate (he goes outside!). Chipboard is the conclusion he reached for how best to model sidewalks in S-scale.

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