NASG Dispatch 2017 #6 November Articles

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President's Message

Page:
2
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The reader is told to recruit two members into the NASG.

Musings from the Beach

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

The author briefly describes his visit to the 2017 NASG Convention, and what the NASG BOT is planning on doing.

Conductor's Clipboard

Page:
6
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The editor asks for photos for next year's Christmas edition, lists previous survey results, and mentions the various services the Dispatch offers to NASG members and clubs.

Make a Container Car

Page:
7
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:

Starting with an O-scale gondola, the author describes how he built one of these cars, accompanied by a handful of photos.

The Cute and Quaint

Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

We need steam locomotives that fit in the 1880 through 1930 time period.

From the Dimly Lit Damp Offices of the Commemorative Car Chair

Page:
10
Author:
Dave Blum
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author pleads for help in selling the NASG cars.

Tennessee Central Railway

Page:
11
Author:
Tom Robinson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author describes the things he has added, changed, or replaced on his layout since his last report in the Dispatch. Includes a couple of photos of his layout. The PDF version of this issue has extra photos on pages 33 through 35, and a track plan on page 36.

Donors Make an Early Christmas

Page:
13
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Three people won items donated by the manufacturers at the 2017 NASG Convention.

Site Map for the NASG Web Site

Page:
14
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author mentions surviving Hurricane Harvey, a reminder note about the NASG web site's shopping cart, NASG BOT members' photos are now on the web site, and the purpose of and creation of the web site's site map. In the "When Modeling..." section, the author covers 3D-printed shells. (related web page)

Happy Holidays

Page:
16
Author:
various authors
Category:
Christmas
Description:

Several Christmas-related model train layout photos.

Build a Wood Frame Flat Car

Page:
18
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:

The author describes how he built a truss-rod flat car. Includes several drawings, and a couple of photos.

The Lionel Train Game

Page:
21
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

A fun board game produced by Lionel in 1988, but may be found online still.

S Gauge Needs More Promoting

Page:
22
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author identifies the issues involved in trying to promote S-scale to non-S-scale modelers.

Low Cost Rock Walls

Page:
24
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Scenery - Trackside
Description:

Using grocery store meat or produce trays to model track-side retaining walls.

End of the Line

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

Harry Shade Kidd, Jr. passed away.

NASG at the S Scale Midwest Show

Page:
38
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Reporting on the first merged show, covering S- and O-scale modeling in the Midwest. Includes three photos.

NASG at the S Scale Midwest Show

Page:
39
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Another report on the first merged show, covering S- and O-scale modeling in the Midwest. Includes three photos.

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