The author covers the upcoming NASG convention, paying dues ahead of the deadlines, member contributions to content for the Dispatch, the web site's Product Gallery section, and making sure that your estate is set up to handle your model trains.
A note about grain elevators (covered in this issue), and the unfortunate duplication of Mike Fyten's article in the previous issue of the Dispatch and the S Gaugian magazine.
The author describes the owner's history and the what is available at the store in downtown Overland Park, Kansas. Includes several photos of the store and its owner.
More details and photos related to the upcoming 2015 NASG Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, including details about clinics, the schedule, and several photos.
A thorough review of the how the new online shopping cart of the NASG web site works. (related web page)
The author starts off with an American Models GP9 chassis and a GP35 shell, to build a model representing the B&O GP35. Many close-up construction photos are shown, including the final result.
The author describes how he replaces the springs in Kadee and Walthers Protomax couplers, with replacement springs from Kadee, and tricks on how to safely install them without flying off somewhere.
As part of the O Scale National convention near Chicago, and Mike Calvert of Gilmaur Models in the United Kingdom being there, Des Plaines Hobbies held an open house to give S-scale modelers who attended a chance to see the U18b pilot model in person. Photos are included with the article.
After a brief introduction of his layout, the author describes how he builds reefers from scratch or from kitbashed models. Includes many close-up construction photos.
Using two Plasticville coaling towers, this coal dealer structure can be built using the authors step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos.
A small industrial switching area with a turntable can be easily built to hand-switch cars in an industrial complex. Includes two photos.
Using Tichy's HO-scale windows for S-scale structures. The rest of the article covers Chris Abbott's set of modules for the S Scale Workshop club, and how Paul Raham took over the modules to make a small station scene out of the original modules.
The history of the model that Frank Titman and Bob Christ built, and then sold to the author. Part of the super-structure was a planned Nord 4-6-0 that didn't make it to market, but a few models survived. Includes several photos of the model.
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