NASG Dispatch 2015 #1 January Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

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

It costs the NASG money to send out reminder notices, so the President reminds everyone to send their dues in on time.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

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

Comments about the current issue, and ideas for future issues.

Something a Little Different

Page:
4
Author:
Bob Stelmach
Category:
Locomotives - 2-6-0
Description:

The author describes how he converted a Bachmann On30 2-6-0 to S-scale standard-gauge. Lots of photos accompany the article.

A Quick Fix for SHS Trucks

Page:
6
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

The sideframes of early S-Helper Service freight car trucks tend to cant inwards, so this article describes two ways to fix that issue.

A Canadian Interurban

Page:
7
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Photos and a description of William Flatt's modular layout. It features the Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto electric railway. A track plan of this 9'x18' U-shaped layout is also included.

PRS Boxcar Assembly

Page:
10
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:

Tips and photos on how to successfully build the Pacific Rail Shops kits that nearly all S-scale modelers have in their closet.

Making Coal Mine Jennies

Page:
12
Author:
Bob Davis
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:

Using HO-scale track and cheaply-acquired HO-scale gondolas, the author shortened the cars to make S-scale jennies (coal mine carts). Includes several construction photos.

Tennessee Central Railway

Page:
15
Author:
Tom Robinson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author's Volunteer Central has migrated from a pure AF-based layout, to a hi-rail one, modeling the eastern part of the TCR. He describes the changes he has made to make this change. Includes several photos of his layout, as well as a track plan of the two-level layout.

Midwest Infested

Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reports on the 2014 Fall S Fest and the all-scales Trainfest in Milwaukee.

S in the Future

Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:

After briefly reviewing the history of S, the author proposes that we latch onto Lionel and MTH as the main drivers for the future of S-scale modeling.

News from the North

Page:
23
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Modules
Description:

In this collaborative article, the author covers the S Scale Workshop's preparation for the trip to the "Salon du Train Rive Nord" train show in Montreal, Quebec. Includes photos taken at the show, and a track plan of the final Free-mo set-up.

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