NASG Dispatch 2016 #5 September Articles

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Welcome to Toy Trains Unlimited

Page:
4
Authors:
Ron Borsella & Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

Covers the history of the Toy Trains Unlimited store in Hanover, PA. They repair A.F., and carry Lionel, MTH, K-Line, and parts. Includes photos of the store (the web site listed in the article was shut down in 2018 due to lack of interest).

NASG Web Site Facelift

Page:
6
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Five years after taking over the NASG web site, the author describes the reasons for and a description of the new web site design. (related web page)

Taking the Locomotive for a Night on the Town

Page:
8
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author describes a historical event that caused an NP steam locomotive to fall into the pit of a turntable. The author built a scene on his home layout to replicate the event.

Dave Blum

Page:
10
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author reports on which NASG A.F. Commemorative Cars are still available.

Monte Heppe

Page:
10
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Railroads
Description:

The author describes visiting the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District in Sioux City, Iowa, and several other places on a recent vacation.

S is the Best for Retirees

Page:
11
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Moving to a larger scales makes sense for people at or approaching retirement age.

2016 NASG Convention

Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A full report, with photos, of the Convention. Also covered are the model contest winners, and the layouts set up at the hotel.

2016 Fall S Fest

Page:
18
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Details about the upcoming event.

Ron Schlicht's Layout

Page:
19
Author:
Ron Schlicht
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

This article covers how Ron got started in the hobby, and describes his current layout, which features over 3,600 figures. Includes photos and a track plan. Page 43 of the PDF version of the magazine contains more photos of his layout.

Layouts

Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Photo essay of layouts at the 2016 NASG Convention.

Make-And-Take Clinic

Page:
23
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A description of this special clinic at the 2016 NASG Convention. Also includes other clinics that were offered, information about the Greeley's contest, and a couple more photos taken at the event.

Nastying a Tanker Truck

Page:
24
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

The author describes how he took a Matchbox tank truck, stripped it, and reworked it to become an old tow truck.

Scratchbuilding 101

Page:
25
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Scratchbuilding
Description:

Using cotter pins and eyelets for eyebolts to hold railings and piping, and polling-pockets, respectively.

Vendor Report from 2016 NASG Convention

Page:
26
Author:
Jay Mellon
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Jay reports on the vendors at the Convention, and what they had to offer.

Kitbash a 65ft Gondola

Page:
28
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:

The author took two A.F. gondolas and modified them to build this one car. Includes construction, prototype, and final photos.

Sam's New Home Part I

Page:
32
Author:
Roger Schneider
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

This story is about Sam Powell's "Penn Creek Valley Railroad" being moved to a museum. Sam passed away in January 2016, but his layout will be preserved. The Pittsburgh S Gaugers club is helping with the move. The article includes photos of the layout being disassembled, and its new home. More photos can be found on page 41 (PDF version).

Bill's Boiler Wash

Page:
38
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author reports on his stay in the hospital, work done by Monte Heppe and Michael Ferraro, the upcoming elections, and updating the Convention handbook.

Conductor's Clipboard

Page:
38
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Layout Detailing
Description:

Consider putting figures in your locomotives and automobiles on your layout. Put trains on empty tracks when composing a photo for the Dispatch. Starting the Scratchbuilding 101 column.

Miami Valley S Gaugers

Page:
42
Author:
Alan Smith
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The club set up their layout at the NMRA's 2016 National Train Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

2016 S Spree

Page:
45
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reports on the event, and includes several photos.

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