NASG Dispatch 2015 #2 March Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The author covers the upcoming NASG elections, a request for Dispatch authors, and the Sn3 gauges for sale through the NASG.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

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

The editor requests that contributor NOT use photo-forwarding services, starts his series on local hobby shops, and the upcoming NASG election.

Central Coast Trains

Page:
4
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

The author interviews Anita Walter, owner of this model trains-only store in Atascadero, California. The store stocks S-scale products, consignment items, Lionel, Kadee, and scratchbuilding materials. She has a mailing list for those who model in S-scale.

2015 NASG Convention

Page:
5
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

More details and photos related to the upcoming 2015 NASG Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Frank Titman

Page:
7
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Frank Titman passed away in January 2015. He created Lehigh Valley Models, a kit manufacturing business, and had a fantastic S-scale layout. Many of his other accomplishments are listed in this article, along with feedback from several modelers, and photos of him and his layout.

Converting an Old S Gauge 2-bay Hopper into an Ice Breaker Car

Page:
8
Author:
Ray Garbee
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:

The author describes how he added a structure to an American Flyer hopper car to model this car. Construction photos are included.

Tales from the Rails

Page:
10
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Railroading Stories
Description:

A story about the M.O.W. ballast train of which the author was the conductor.

Check Out Special Publications

Page:
11
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

The author states that S-scale modelers should check out the various annual soft-cover magazines that are published for ideas.

News from the North

Page:
12
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

The author describes some unique S-scale vehicles he created from kits in other scales. Includes several photos of the final models.

NASG Website

Page:
14
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

A review of all the changes that have been made to the NASG web site in recent months. (related web page)

Kaw Valley Railroad

Page:
15
Author:
Mike Fyten
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author describes how he switched from HO- to S-scale, a brief history of the prototype Kansas City, Kaw Valley & Western Railroad upon which his layout is based, and how he operates his layout. Includes several photos and a track plan.

Modern Concrete Grain Silo

Page:
18
Author:
Randy Griggs
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt a modern grain silo, and the associated equipment. Includes lots of construction photos and prototype data. See the web site link for the new, permanent location of the supplemental files the author provided as part of this article. (related web page)

2015 Candidates for NASG Offices Biographies

Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Members running for certain positions for the upcoming NASG elections are showcased.

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