The author covers some info about changes within the NASG organization. The majority of the article is about the incorrect use of "gauge" vs. "scale" within S-scale and the industry in general. Gauge is the distance between the rails, and scale is the ratio to the prototype that we are modeling.
A review of the Kaw Valley Designs industrial ladder kit. Includes many construction photos as well as its installation on one of the author's buildings.
The author suggests the idea of building a modular layout entirely made out of Lionel products available today, to show the audience what can be accomplished in S-scale today.
Owner of Tomalco Track describes his transition into S-scale and into becoming an S-scale manufacturer. Owning the company, he has been able to complete his own 28'x28' S-scale layout in his basement.
"Willie's New Boots". A story about Willie having bought boots too small, but too proud to admit it to his co-workers.
The author describes his reasoning for, and his method of, hand-laying track. Instead of using ready-made components, he designed his layout the way he wanted to, and then built the track accordingly. David's layout uses standard-gauge, and three-foot and two-foot narrow-gauge lines.
The Badgerland S Gaugers and the State-Line S Gaugers introduce the 2014 NASG Convention, to be held in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. In addition to briefly covering the planned activities, there are also photos of the area layouts that will be open for tours.
This column covers the club-related information you will find on the NASG web site, as well as services the NASG provides to S-scale clubs.
The author takes a Lionel American Flyer Maintenance-of-way crane and kit-bashes it into a very nice model.
The author explains how he got into S-scale model railroading, what roles he played and plays in the NMRA and NASG organization, and the fact that he and his wife now own Pine Canyon Scale Models.
After a few notes, the author describes John Johnston's Shelter Valley and Trent River Railway S-scale layout. The article includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.
The author describes a handy grid card that can be used to quickly measure the wheelbase and track/tread width of S-scale vehicles to compare them against prototype measurements, to see if the model truly is to scale.
Single photos of Joe Kimber's, Bill Winans', and Nelson Steinmetz' layouts.
The Dispatch editor, Bill Pyper, provides guidelines for how to write an article for possible publication in the Dispatch.
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