NASG Dispatch 2017 #3 May Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The author reports on the NASG booth at the WGH show in Phoenix, getting ready for contest at the upcoming NASG Convention, and the need for a new Contest committee chairperson.

Musings from the Beach

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

Covers some of the extra tours available at the upcoming NASG Convention in Baltimore, and the clinics the author will be involved with at the event.

Armchair Model Railroading

Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The author describes for whom armchair modeling is a good idea.

2017 National Convention

Page:
7
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Details about the clinics being offered at the upcoming NASG Convention.

News from the North

Page:
8
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

After making a brief note about how Fast Tracks has bought out Mt. Albert Scale Lumber, the author describes the work benches three local S-scale modelers have built for their layout and model construction efforts.

The NASG - Who Are We?

Page:
10
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Information about NASG membership, and how the group is sub-divided by interests. (related web page)

When Modeling... Turntables

Page:
11
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Track
Description:

Information about which turntables are available in S-scale at the time of this writing.

T-Track S

Page:
12
Author:
Charles Malinowski
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author introduces himself, explains the T-Trak history, building the T-Trak modules, and showing them at a Farm Toy Show in Indianapolis (introducing a whole new audience to our S-scale trains).

55 Years Ago in S

Page:
14
Author:
Vic Cherven, Jr.
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

Jesse Bennett took photos in the early 1960s of Doc Johnson's S-scale layout, and of the one owned by Will Estes, which are shown on this page.

Gear Replacement S Helper 2-8-0

Page:
17
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Locomotives - 2-8-0
Description:

The author describes how to replace a split/worn gear in this locomotive using a replacement part from NWSL. He also describes how to add weight to the tender, to keep if from derailing on curves that are a bit too tight for the model.

Keep Them Doors Open

Page:
19
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Structures - Engine Servicing
Description:

The author examines the prototype devices that keep roundhouse doors open while engines go in and out of the facility. Prototype and model photos are included, as well as some design diagrams.

Product Reviews

Page:
20
Author:
Bob Hogan
Category:
Product Review
Description:

The author reviews the KMP Models' steam-powered pile driver, and the San Juan Decals' D&RGW Cumbres section house coal shed kits.

The New West Jersey Railroad Part 2

Page:
21
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

The author mentions that help from his friend makes the new layout construction possible, as his illness prevents him from doing the work. Includes photos of the layout so far, as well as an updated track plan.

The Conductor's Clipboard

Page:
22
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A report of Dick Kramer attending the Railroad Hobby Show presented by the Amherst Railway Society and manning a table for the NASG. The Pioneer Valley S-Gaugers changes the club's name.

Sam Powell's Layout

Page:
22
Author:
Roger Schneider
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

A brief update on the work being done to get Sam's layout up and running again.

Railroad Museum of S. Florida

Page:
23
Author:
Marty Lydecker
Category:
Museums
Description:

The museum has a 9'x20' S-scale layout, and it describes the issues they have had to deal with. The article includes a couple of photos and the track plan for the display layout. More photos are available on page 34 of the PDF version of this issue.

End of the Line

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

David Daniels and Tom Riddle pass away.

Bay Area S Scalers Layout

Page:
35
Author:
Michael Eldridge
Category:
Modules
Description:

The author describes the construction of the Southern Loop of the club's Free-mo-style layout. Includes several photos.

Cindy Chinn

Page:
37
Author:
Cindy Chinn
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The author carves model train scenes out of common pencils! Includes many photos.

More Poultry Cars

Page:
38
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:

An update, indicating the Lehigh Valley Models' Palace Poultry car kit. David Tyner shares photos of the construction of his kit.

A Poultry Car as an S Model

Page:
40
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Stock Cars
Description:

Author shares how he built the Lehigh Valley Models Palace Poultry Car kit #LVM45. Includes several final-model photos.

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