NASG Dispatch 2015 #3 May 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 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.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

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

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.

A Visit to Fred's Train Shop

Page:
5
Author:
Bill Hutton
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

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.

We're Goin' to Kansas City

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, including details about clinics, the schedule, and several photos.

NASG and Online Shopping

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

A thorough review of the how the new online shopping cart of the NASG web site works. (related web page)

Detailing an American Models GP35

Page:
11
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Locomotives - GP35
Description:

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.

Replacing Coupler Springs

Page:
14
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Couplers
Description:

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.

Des Plaines Hobbies Open House for S Scale

Page:
16
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

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.

Modeling PFE Woodside Refrigerator Cars

Page:
17
Author:
Paul Washburn
Category:
Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars
Description:

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.

Kitbashing a Plasticville Retail Coal Tower

Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:

Using two Plasticville coaling towers, this coal dealer structure can be built using the authors step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos.

Narrow Gauge Industrial Railroads

Page:
22
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Track
Description:

A small industrial switching area with a turntable can be easily built to hand-switch cars in an industrial complex. Includes two photos.

News from the North

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

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 Nord 10-Wheeler

Page:
26
Author:
Bill Fraley
Category:
Locomotives - 4-6-0
Description:

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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