Since taking over as the organization's president, Will Holt and the NASG BOT are starting the process of reworking the NASG's Constitution and its By-laws.
The editor covers the magazine's deadlines, and suggestions for how to write a how-to article.
Things we can do to make our layouts safe during the construction phase, so that no trains run off of the ends or fall off of the layout during a derailment.
Lots of details and photos of the upcoming 2018 NASG Convention in Boxboro, MA.
Both prototype and model photos of large cranes used to deal with wrecks on the railroad. More photos are shown on page 39 of the online PDF edition.
Which magazines are focused on S-scale or sometimes contain S-scale articles? Also, re-reading older magazines might be inspirational.
This article covers Ed Sauers' B&O Mountaintop branch line layout that fits in his 17'x31' basement. The article covers the track's design (a plan is included), layout construction methods, and motive power. Includes photos of the layout and its owner.
The author describes how he used an old A.C. Gilbert tank car body to build a freelanced, trackside re-fueling station.
This multi-scale club has several layouts, including S-scale. They started a new junior membership program, which is covered in this article. Includes photos of kids working on layouts. Additional photos are shown in the online PDF of this issue, starting on page 33.
The NASG web site's S Product Gallery now includes the prototype era during which a particular car or locomotive was built and operated (where available), to help the S-scale modeler find equipment that might be appropriate for his or her layout's modeled era. Also covered are the NASG Dispatch articles index, as available on the web site. The article also covers companies that produce models of S-scale buses. (related web page)
The author takes an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer flat car, and shows how to add parts to it to make it be a composite (steel frame, wooden sides/ends) gondola. Includes construction photos. The model uses 3D-printed parts.
The author reports on S-scale activities in Canada, including Pierre Oliver's first S-scale box car (a project that had to be canceled due to copyright violations), CanAm Social get-together report, and reports of people helping older S-scale modelers with the construction of their layouts (includes several photos).
Noted are the passing of Jake Jacobsen and Gene Metzgar (owner of Ye Olde Huff 'N Puff).
Several prototype photos of flat car loads.
A brief review of the annual S-scale show, which includes several photos.
The author reports on this multi-scale event that took place in West Allis, Michigan. The Badgerland S Gaugers and the Chicagoland S Gaugers merged their modules to form a large S-scale layout (photos included).
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