NASG Dispatch 2015 #4 July Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

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

Covers notes about recent changes that have been made to the NASG web site, membership services, possible dues increase, and an increase in new members.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

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

A request for Christmas photos and layout stories.

JR Junction Train and Hobby

Page:
4
Author:
Jamie Soberman
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

After a brief history of railway traffic in Syracuse, New York, the author learns from the owner that the store carries all current S-scale products and catalogs, as well as many other items. Includes several photos.

Sights of KC

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

A couple of photos of the area where the upcoming NASG Convention is to be held.

Product Reviews

Page:
6
Author:
Rich Gajnak
Category:
Locomotives - ES44AC
Description:

The author reviews the Lionel ES44AC, covering prototype fidelity, DCC compatibility (it is), and providing several photos. Scale wheels are separately available.

Product Reviews

Page:
7
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:

The author reviews the Monster Modelworks "Single Story Starter Kit".

NASG Web Site: Member Services

Page:
8
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

A follow-up on the online shopping cart of the NASG web site, and technical support issues that have come up with the "Members Only" section of the web site. (related web page)

The First KC Convention

Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author recalls the 1972 NASG Convention (first one held in Kansas City), the 1973-1976 ones, and the 1989 one (the second one held in Kansas City). He then offers ideas for future Convention locations.

NASG 2015 Convention

Page:
11
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

More details on clinics and the schedule for the upcoming Convention.

NASG ACF Brass Car Anniversary

Page:
15
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:

The author recalls the first NASG brass car project from 31 years ago. Includes several photos of the covered hopper and other project cars.

The NASG Armco Building

Page:
17
Author:
Tom Hartrum
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:

Showing several variations of the NASG's special-projects kit members of the Miami Valley S Gaugers club have made.

Tales from the Rails

Page:
19
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Railroading
Description:

The author tells the story of the Great Blizzard of 1978.

From Junk Box to Layout

Page:
21
Author:
Charlie Bettinger
Category:
Scenery - Homes and Lots
Description:

Using twist ties (from garbage bags) for modeling fences or shanty roofs.

Remodeling a Wayside Station

Page:
24
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
American Flyer
Description:

The story is about how Jim Bezek refurbishes old, non-functioning American Flyer accessories and brings them back to life again, using a passenger station platform as an example. Includes several construction photos.

NASG Information Booth at WGH

Page:
26
Author:
Greg Klein
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reports on the NASG booths at the various World's Greatest Hobby shows.

End of the Line

Page:
30
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Reporting about Lee Johnson and Thorin Marty passing away.

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