Ed describes the tension between the NASG and the NMRA, and how the NMRA is starting to come around, by accepting the NASG's modular standard for S-scale, adopt the NASG's track standard, and including an S-scale column in their magazine, as well as considering joint conventions. He also laments the lack of support for brass products from the S-scale community.
A short article on how to do the conversion.
Four pages of photos of John's Pennepack Valley & Western Railroad.
Kent's approach is to have a less-experienced modeler work with a more-experienced modeler on the same or similar project, on a regular basis.
Using the cores of Scotch cellophane tape holder as a flat car load. Includes photo and several diagrams.
Breaking a storage yard into small blocks allows the controlled movement of just one engine in the yard, without the others moving as well.
Using paper copies of locomotive diagrams, the author describes how he "paper-dolled" the engine together by cutting out pieces from the diagrams. Includes the "kitbashed" diagram, and a photo of the finished locomotive.
The NASG established contest rules, developed wheel standards, and the turmoil that these caused. The NASG becomes the "NASG, Inc." in New York (incorporation also put an end to the early "lifetime" memberships that were financially un-sustainable).
In addition to issues related to printing the Dispatch, Convention issues, the establishment of the Tony Perles award was made, and Don Thompson was selected as the Treasurer due to the election vacancy.
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