The questions are, "Why aren't more S-scale modelers members of the NASG?", and "Why don't local S-scale modelers attend local shows?".
The editor reviews the 16-page insert in the May 2011 Railroad Model Craftsman magazine featuring S-scale products and articles.
Drawing on his experience dealing with real-world turntables, the author modifies his HO-scale Heljan turntable kit to operate smoothly on his S-scale layout. Includes many close-up photos of the work done to the table.
With this issue the "Sn3 Column" is renamed. This article covers the new P-B-L hybrid K-27, a ready-to-run Sn3 steam locomotive that features a combination of plastic and brass to reduce the cost (and the super fine detailing) as compared to pure brass models.
Bill explains the "Secret Project Month" concept started in their local club in the 1960s. He describes what he had to do to hold the meeting at his house, and the results of this year's Secret Project contest. Includes photos taken at the meeting, as well as photos of this year's models.
This installment covers the 2002 and 2003 NASG American Flyer Commemorative Cars, both tank cars (includes their photos).
How does one get foreign-road cars on one's layout? Via the Interchange Track. This unique and easy-to-model track is fully discussed in this article, which includes how to integrate it into your layout's operational scheme.
The shallow-depth structure was perfect for the author's new town on his layout, so he built it and provides us with his commentary and construction hints.
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