NASG Dispatch 2014 #6 November Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Commentary about the upcoming NASG elections, the Perles award, and the demise of Carstens Publishing.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

This is the first issue on the new schedule (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov).

Thomas

Page:
5
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Category:
Locomotives - 0-6-0
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt his Thomas the Tank locomotive, as well as the two matching passenger cars. Includes several photos.

Contacting the Webmaster

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6
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Various ways of contacting the webmaster of, and submitting potential content for, the NASG web site.

Model Railroading is History

Page:
7
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Older model railroaders grew up in the transition era, and model that, but younger modelers didn't, so they are less likely to model that time period. The point of the article is that we all model history, even those who model "today", by the time the product comes out, it is already "dated".

Jim Bezek's Christmas Layout

Page:
8
Author:
Jim Bezek
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author's Christmas-only layout measures about 13' square, and features S- and O-scale track. The layout grew each year to where there is no more space for a Christmas tree. Includes photos and a track plan.

I Ain't Got No Time to Write an Article!

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10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

The author offers suggestions that will help you put together a magazine article over a period of time.

Piedmont S Gaugers Holiday Display

Page:
11
Author:
Adria Focht
Category:
Museums
Description:

The director of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum describes the annual S-scale layout display that is put on with the help of the Piedmont S Gaugers club. Includes many photos of the layout.

DCC Decoders

Page:
14
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Electronics
Description:

How to determine wheel-slip current draw and stall current, so that you can find the appropriate DCC decoder, is described in this article.

Product Review

Page:
15
Author:
Gerry Evans
Category:
Product Review
Description:

The author reviews the Everest County Store kit by The Building & Structure Co.

The New Man

Page:
18
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Railroading Stories
Description:

The author describes his first day on the job at the Santa Fe Railroad in Illinois.

Super Detailing a Covered Hopper

Page:
19
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:

The author describes how he super-detailed an S-Helper Service PS-2 hopper. Includes photos of the finished model.

A Capitol Christmas

Page:
20
Author:
Alan Bennett
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The 12' square layout at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon features A.C. Gilbert equipment, because that was where A.C. was born. This article describes how the layout came to be, how the author provides the equipment to run, and how the layout has traveled over the years. Includes several photos of the layout.

News From the North

Page:
23
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

A bit more about Nicholas Deely in Alaska, the closing of RMC's parent company, and thoughts on publishing digital magazines. He then continues to describe how looking at British companies' products, especially their OO-scale, may help us in S-scale.

Circus Train Variation

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25
Author:
John Eichmann
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

The author found a #643 circus flat car, and studies it a bit more. Includes several photos.

A Causeway for a Good Cause

Page:
26
Author:
Andy Malette
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author describes how he built the rock causeway on the module he built for the S Scale Workshop. Includes a couple of construction photos.

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