NASG Dispatch 2017 #5 September Articles

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A Salute to S Gaugian!

Page:
5
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

The S Gaugian magazine is 55 years old this year. Don Heimburger started it in 1962 when he was 14!

Which Comes First?

Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:

Are we are railfan first or a model railroader? The author shares his life's experiences.

Election Results

Page:
7
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Photos and a brief description of each of the 5 people that were elected for this year's NASG BOT election.

Musings from the Yukon

Page:
8
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Structures - Towns/Cities
Description:

The author visits the Yukon and Alaska, and shares a photo of a building that could be modeled. He also describes his trip on the 3-foot narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Railroad.

Coupler Upgrade

Page:
9
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Couplers
Description:

The author shares a couple of examples of upgrading older S-scale models with Kadee couplers.

Update of the NASG Library

Page:
10
Author:
Michael Greene
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The NASG librarian proposes his future plans for the Mobley Library.

President's Message

Page:
11
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author defines the difference between a "project" and a "program". He then encourages people to get involved in the NASG.

News from the NMRA

Page:
13
Author:
Charlie Getz
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The NMRA has two exhibits planned, and they have received the funding in California.

NASG at the WGH on Tour

Page:
15
Author:
Greg Klein
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The NASG booth at the WGH show, sharing a couple of photos from recent shows.

2017 NASG Annual Convention

Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reports on the event. Several people contributed photos to the article.

NASG Model Contest 2017

Page:
20
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A description of the contests, and photos of the winning models.

NASG Business Meeting

Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Notes about the 2017 NASG BOT meeting. The rest of this article is really a continuation of the report started on page 17.

Vendor Rooms

Page:
24
Author:
Jay Mellon
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A report of the vendors at the NASG Convention, along with photos of several of them or their products.

Web Site Continues to Grow

Page:
26
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Added the Freight Car Loads listing to the NASG web site's "Product Gallery" section. Also added were a complete listing of the W.A. Drake cars, and Dave Heine's article about using battery power to model wooden rails on this layout. The rest of the article covers how S-scale modelers can find each other online, an update on the last issue's When Modeling... Turntables, and this issue's When Modeling... Boats. (related web page)

Raising a Tent

Page:
28
Author:
Tom Hartrum
Category:
Structures - Homes
Description:

The author describes how he models a tent.

Scrap Building a Water Tank

Page:
29
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:

Using some common household items, the author builds a water tank. Includes many construction photos as well as prototype photos.

End of the Line

Page:
38
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Well-known S-scale modeler Bill Fraley passes away.

Signs of the Times

Page:
41
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Scenery - Streets
Description:

The author shares a collection of prototype signs that offer a bit of humor.

Cheap Watches by Train

Page:
42
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Railroading Stories
Description:

In the 1880s you bought a good-quality watch at a train station!

S Clubs Are Busy

Page:
43
Author:
various authors
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

A series of photo essays are featured in the PDF version of this issue, including Washington & Old Dominion S Gauge Club, Golden Gate American Flyer Club, Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers, a visit to the Steam into History (a non-profit Civil War-themed heritage railroad), a visit to the B&O Railroad Museum, a visit to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Ed Sauers layout, some of the Greeley's Contest entries, the South Jersey S Gaugers layout, and the North Penn S-Gauge club.

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