NASG Dispatch 2017 #4 July Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

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

The author reviews his four years as NASG president, and recommends shortening the length of the term of president.

Musings from the Beach

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

The author reports on the Trainfest show in North Carolina, for which his club is a sponsoring member. He also covers products created by British company Deluxe Materials.

BAFC Starter Train Set Program

Page:
5
Author:
David Avedesian
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The Baltimore American Flyer Club have developed an American Flyer train starter set program that is given away for free several times per year. The details are discussed in the article. Photos include a family that won a set. A starter set expansion layout plan and its description are shown on page 35 of the PDF version of this issue.

2017 National Convention

Page:
7
Author:
David Blair
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

More events added to the upcoming NASG Convention.

Visit Sam Powell's Layout in August

Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Museums
Description:

The move and re-assembly of Sam's layout is now complete at the Tri Town Area Historical Society in Dawson, PA. Includes a couple of photos, and driving instructions to visit it while on your way to the 2017 NASG Convention.

Coal Dealer Down by the Tracks

Page:
9
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Structures - Industrial
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt a scale for the local coal retailer. Includes photos and scale drawings.

News from the North

Page:
12
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:

Paul Raham describes how he built his fleet of steam locomotives in a difficult-to-model time period of 1919.

Size is the Key

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

It is the size of S- and O-scale equipment that attracted the author to S-scale.

Booster Ads

Page:
14
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

Booster ads (which support the finances of the Dispatch) can be placed in any issue, but the next issue will have extra pages.

Remote Control or Hands On?

Page:
15
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Electronics
Description:

The days of the large control panels are done. The author is building his layout with DCC and radio-frequency throttle.

The New West Jersey Railroad Part 3

Page:
16
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

The author describes how he controls the trains on his layout, having divided it into three blocks. Includes photos of the panels, and the girder bridges he is building from scratch. The DCC schematic is shown on pages 33 and 34 of the PDF version of this issue.

The NASG Web Site Continues to Evolve

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

The News & Events button has been split into two separate buttons, allowing for extra event information about the various multi-day S-scale events that take place around the U.S. every year. The new Layouts on the Web page has been added. The "When Modeling..." section covers the availability of S-scale bridges. (related web page)

2017 Spring S Spree

Page:
21
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reports on the show, and shares several photos. More photos are shown on pages 36 and 37 of the PDF version of this issue.

A Pike Size Streamliner

Page:
23
Author:
Don Hand
Category:
Passenger Trains
Description:

How one might model the Train of Tomorrow consist in S-scale. Bob Hogan supplied some photos of passenger car trains.

End of the Line

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

Noted are the passing of David Felmley and David Tanner.

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