NASG Dispatch 2016 #3 May Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The author mentions the upcoming Convention, changes to the NASG By-Laws, membership renewals, and encouraging people to join the NASG.

On the Conductor's Clipboard

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

An evaluation of what the editor has accomplished, and how we need more advertisers to keep the Dispatch going and perhaps get bigger.

Web Site Updates

Page:
4
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

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)

Musings from the Beach

Page:
6
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

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.

American Flyer Locomotive Service Facility

Page:
8
Author:
Richard Trotter
Category:
Dioramas
Description:

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.

Prototype Modeling

Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Design
Description:

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.

Installing DCC Sound

Page:
12
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Electronics
Description:

The author describes how he installed a Soundtraxx Econami DCC sound decoder into a Rex Suburban locomotive. Includes installation photos.

News from the North

Page:
14
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

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.

Alto Model Train Museum

Page:
15
Author:
Mary Haley
Category:
Museums
Description:

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).

Gilmaur GE U23b/U30b, SW1500 and Alco S4

Page:
20
Author:
Colin Stewart
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:

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.

NASG 2016 Convention

Page:
21
Authors:
Dan Navarre & Gaylord Gill
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

More details about the upcoming Convention, with photos of local layouts.

Detailing a Wood Reefer

Page:
23
Author:
Pieter Roos
Category:
Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars
Description:

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).

Product Reviews

Page:
27
Author:
Ray Puls
Category:
Product Review
Description:

The author reviews the Lionel 2-8-4 Berkshires.

End of the Line

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

Sam Powell and Jim Lyle have passed away.

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