NASG Dispatch 2017 #1 January Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

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

Working on our layouts, upcoming NASG elections, and estate planning.

Musings from the Beach

Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author talks about the T-Trak modules at the NASG Conventions, consider writing an article about your layout for the Dispatch, and he shares a photo of a Harbor Master's office diorama.

Easy to Build Turntable

Page:
5
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Structures - Depots/Stations/Yards
Description:

After describing the history and fundamentals of prototype turntables, the author describes in step-by-step instructions how to build a turntable. Includes prototype photos, construction diagrams, construction photos, and a materials list. More photos can be found on page 33 of this PDF version of this issue.

To Op or Not to Op

Page:
11
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Operations
Description:

At the 2016 NASG Convention, there were official operating sessions held for the first time at one of the annual Conventions. The author was able to attend two such sessions, and describes his experiences.

2016 Narrow Gauge Convention

Page:
12
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author describes his visit to the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Augusta, Maine in September, 2016. There was quite a bit of S, Sn3, and Sn2 at the show. Includes several photos taken at the event. More photos can be found on page 34 and 35 of this PDF version of this issue.

The New West Jersey Railroad Part 1

Page:
14
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Layout Design
Description:

The author shares his plan and design for his new layout to be built in a 12'x27' space.

The BC&G at 50

Page:
15
Author:
Brooks Stover
Category:
Operations
Description:

The author shares his insights after having had 50 operating sessions on this home layout. Includes several photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.

New Year Brings New Column

Page:
18
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The latest information about the NASG web site changes, and the first of several "When Modeling..." topics to be included in the column, which provides very specific information about some very specific modeling item. (related web page)

News from the North

Page:
20
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Notes about possible freight cars from Elgin Car Shops, anniversaries for the S Scale Workshop (the club to which the author belongs), comparing color vs. black-n-white photos, a visit to the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum in Nova Scotia (features an S-scale layout), and the passing of Dan Kirlin.

Convention Cars Announced

Page:
21
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The 2017 NASG Convention Cars are announced, and shown in photos.

Conductor's Clipboard

Page:
22
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:

Some more follow-up information about poultry cars covered in the previous issue.

2016 S Fest West

Page:
23
Author:
Fred Ruby
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A report about the history of the Southern California S Gaugers involvement in this annual show, and what they did for their 2016 show. Includes several photos taken at the event.

Miami Valley S Gaugers

Page:
36
Author:
Ray Garbee
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author shares photos of the club's set-up at the 2016 NMRA Division 7 train show.

Washington & Old Dominion S Gaugers

Page:
37
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Modules
Description:

A photo essay of the club working on their modules.

Western New York S Scale Assn.

Page:
38
Authors:
Dan Malkiewicz & Gregg Mummert
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The authors share photos of the club's set-up at the 2016 Toy Train Operating Society Niagra Frontier Division show in Cheektowaga, New York.

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