NASG Dispatch Volume 10, Number 4, Fall 1987 Articles

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President's Message

Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

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.F Penn-Central Caboose Conversion

Page:
5
Author:
Gale Hall
Category:
Cabooses
Description:

A short article on how to do the conversion.

A Photo Visit with John Bortz

Page:
6
Authors:
Don Thompson & Dick Karnes
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

Four pages of photos of John's Pennepack Valley & Western Railroad.

The Kent Singer School of Model Building

Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

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.

Short & Easy

Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:

Using the cores of Scotch cellophane tape holder as a flat car load. Includes photo and several diagrams.

Engine Terminal Wiring

Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Electronics
Description:

Breaking a storage yard into small blocks allows the controlled movement of just one engine in the yard, without the others moving as well.

Kitbashing: See It Before You Do It

Page:
18
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:

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's Story Part 4

Page:
20
Author:
Bob Jackson
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

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).

Minutes of the NASG's Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

Page:
24
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

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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