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.
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.
The author describes for whom armchair modeling is a good idea.
Details about the clinics being offered at the upcoming NASG Convention.
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.
Information about NASG membership, and how the group is sub-divided by interests. (related web page)
Information about which turntables are available in S-scale at the time of this writing.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The author reviews the KMP Models' steam-powered pile driver, and the San Juan Decals' D&RGW Cumbres section house coal shed kits.
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.
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.
A brief update on the work being done to get Sam's layout up and running again.
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.
David Daniels and Tom Riddle pass away.
The author describes the construction of the Southern Loop of the club's Free-mo-style layout. Includes several photos.
The author carves model train scenes out of common pencils! Includes many photos.
An update, indicating the Lehigh Valley Models' Palace Poultry car kit. David Tyner shares photos of the construction of his kit.
Author shares how he built the Lehigh Valley Models Palace Poultry Car kit #LVM45. Includes several final-model photos.
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