The author mentions the upcoming Convention, changes to the NASG By-Laws, membership renewals, and encouraging people to join the NASG.
An evaluation of what the editor has accomplished, and how we need more advertisers to keep the Dispatch going and perhaps get bigger.
Adding the Structures and Vehicles sections to the S Product Gallery section of the NASG web site. The individual pages have been redesigned to show multiple photos and even an embedded video if one is available. (related web page)
Adding up all the available metrics, the author concludes that there are more S-scale modelers out there than these metrics account for. The question is how to contact them, and get them to join the NASG.
The author describes a 4'x6' layout that features a turntable, a roundhouse, and a loop of track around them. Includes many photos of the diorama.
The author proposes that we should all be prototype modelers to some extent, and he shares a few ideas to help us in that direction.
The author describes how he installed a Soundtraxx Econami DCC sound decoder into a Rex Suburban locomotive. Includes installation photos.
The author notes that Rapido Trains now offers their own paint line, and that SceniKing backdrops has closed down. The S Scale Workshop celebrates its 20th year in 2016. Several photos of recent activities are included with the article.
Several people are asked about the hobby of model railroading, in this re-print article, and what they think the future of the hobby is. Included are photos of club members, the layout, and a track plan of the S-scale layout (one of two layouts).
The company's U18b kit was a success, so they are releasing kits for other engines. The author shares photos of the models in various stages of construction.
More details about the upcoming Convention, with photos of local layouts.
After describing the prototype companies that transported fruit, and their cars, the author describes the changes he made to his S-Helper Services reefers to make them even more detailed. Includes photos of his models, both finished and under construction. Additional prototype and references information is found on page 33 of this issue (digital version only).
The author reviews the Lionel 2-8-4 Berkshires.
Sam Powell and Jim Lyle have passed away.
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