NASG Dispatch 2018 #1 January Articles

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President's Message

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

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 Conductor's Clipboard

Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Magazines
Description:

The editor covers the magazine's deadlines, and suggestions for how to write a how-to article.

To Crash or Not

Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

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.

2018 NASG National Convention

Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Lots of details and photos of the upcoming 2018 NASG Convention in Boxboro, MA.

Get the Big Hook!

Page:
12
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:

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.

What Magazines Should You Read?

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

Which magazines are focused on S-scale or sometimes contain S-scale articles? Also, re-reading older magazines might be inspirational.

A Mountainous Pike in S-scale

Page:
15
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

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.

Tankcar Fuel Facility for Ed Sauers' Layout

Page:
18
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Structures - Trackside
Description:

The author describes how he used an old A.C. Gilbert tank car body to build a freelanced, trackside re-fueling station.

Delaware Seaside Club Trains Kids

Page:
20
Author:
John Hodges
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

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.

Web Site Product Gallery by Era

Page:
21
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

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)

Building a Composite Gondola in S

Page:
23
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Cars - Gondolas
Description:

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.

News from the North

Page:
28
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

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).

End of the Line

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

Noted are the passing of Jake Jacobsen and Gene Metzgar (owner of Ye Olde Huff 'N Puff).

Flat Car Loads

Page:
35
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Freight Cars - Flat Cars
Description:

Several prototype photos of flat car loads.

Fall S Fest

Page:
37
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A brief review of the annual S-scale show, which includes several photos.

Trainfest 2017

Page:
38
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

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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