NASG Dispatch Volume 08, Number 3, Summer 1985 Articles

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President's Column

Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

New President Ed Loizeaux announces that Don Thompson is the interim editor of the Dispatch for this issue while Dick Karnes is preparing to take over from Elaine Powell.

Promotions Committee Update

Page:
2
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Updates from the Committee.

An AC Powered FP7

Page:
4
Author:
Stan Stokrocki
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:

For those who have an AC-powered layout, the American Models' FP7, which is DC-powered, can be converted to either a single-direction AC-powered engine, or a bi-directional engine using the Williams #1010 reverse unit. How to do that is covered in this article. Includes photos.

Sacramento '85 Convention Wrapup

Page:
6
Author:
Lee Johnson
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A review of all the activities that took place the NASG Convention.

Bernie Thomas Award

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7
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

This article explains why this award was named after this man.

Contest Results

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8
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A listing and some photos of all the contest winners at the 1985 NASG Convention.

Detailing The American Models Twin Hopper Part II

Page:
8
Author:
Don Thompson
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:

The drawings of the car shown in the previous Dispatch were too small to be of any use, so this issue devotes two full pages to those drawings.

Milwaukee '85 Convention Wrapup

Page:
12
Author:
Ken Zieska
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

At the 1985 NMRA Convention, S-scale was well-represented by the largest layout at the convention. Photos accompany this brief article.

Short 'n' Easy

Page:
13
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Structures - Track-side Details
Description:

Scratchbuilding corrugated-siding and wooden sheds. Includes drawings.

Building a Hand-held Throttle

Page:
14
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Electronics
Description:

Diagrams accompany this article about how to build this throttle that has been in use with members of the Central New Jersey S Scalers.

Details, Details, Details

Page:
19
Author:
Lewis Renning, Jr.
Category:
Scenery
Description:

How to model marshes or swaps, both dry and with modeled water.

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