NASG Dispatch 2017 #2 March Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

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

Vote and mail in your ballot for the NASG election, Promotions committee's use of NASG funds to mail out a "Sources Guide", and the NASG booth at the WGH show.

Musings from the Beach

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

The author covers what it takes to be on the NASG BOT, and consider offering your services to one of the committees.

Dixie Union Station Expands Inventory to Carry S Gauge Trains

Page:
4
Author:
Ray Garbee
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

The store primarily carries HO- and O-scale, but has recently added about 10 feet of shelf space for S-scale products, such as MTH, Lionel, GarGraves, Artistta, and more.

2017 National Convention

Page:
5
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Details about the upcoming NASG Convention in Timonium, Maryland, covering hotel, convention cars, tour listing, spouse events, home layout tours, contests, and vendors.

Brian Nicholson's Layout

Page:
7
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author describes Brian Nicholson's (Montreal) layout, shares photos, and a track plan.

Much Ado About Everything

Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author covers the difficulties encountered when storing, transporting, and maintaining large modular or portable layouts.

New Motors for Old Locomotives

Page:
13
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:

The author examines the sources of noise in our steam locomotives, what we can do to improve their running abilities while keeping them quiet, and his conclusions after replacing and testing several motors. He used four different Rex steam locomotives for his tests.

Bay Area S Scalers Layout

Page:
17
Author:
Michael Eldridge
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author describes the development of the club's modular layout, and the return loops he is building for this Free-mo-style layout. Includes photos of some of the club's work so far.

An Alternate Use for Background Building Kits

Page:
19
Author:
Steven Allen
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:

Using background, shallow-depth kits for foreground structures, detailing the interior.

Staying Up-to-date With the Revised NASG Web Site

Page:
22
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Information about how to stay in touch with what has been changed on the NASG web site recently. The "When Modeling..." section covers trolley and traction modeling manufacturers. (related web page)

Window Glass for Flyer or Seltzer Budd Cars

Page:
24
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:

The author describes his system for getting the window glass to sit flush with the outside of the passenger car body, just like it is in the real world. Includes a couple construction photos.

Flyer Fest West 2017

Page:
25
Author:
Paul Guaraglia
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A description of the upcoming event hosted by the Golden Gate American Flyer Club, which includes the two Lionel tank cars they are offering.

Connecticut S Gaugers at Chesthire High School

Page:
33
Author:
Dick Kramer
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A brief description and several photos taken at the Cheshire High School Ram Bank Parents Association train show, where the club set up their layout.

Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers

Page:
34
Author:
John Eichmann
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The club is preparing their layout for display at the 2019 NMRA National Train Show in Utah.

Greeley's Contest Winner

Page:
35
Author:
Chris Yuergens
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author briefly shares his history in model railroading, being relatively new to S-scale, and how he participated in the make-n-take clinic at the 2016 NASG Convention, where he built the building for which he won the Greeley popular vote. Includes photos of the building.

2016 Fall Fest

Page:
36
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author provides a report about the event, and shares some information about the 2017 show. Photos are shown on the next page.

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