NASG Dispatch Volume 38, Number 2, April 2014 Articles

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Bill's Boiler Wash

Page:
2
Author:
Bill Winans
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:

The author covers some info about changes within the NASG organization. The majority of the article is about the incorrect use of "gauge" vs. "scale" within S-scale and the industry in general. Gauge is the distance between the rails, and scale is the ratio to the prototype that we are modeling.

KVD Industrial Ladders Kit

Page:
4
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Product Review
Description:

A review of the Kaw Valley Designs industrial ladder kit. Includes many construction photos as well as its installation on one of the author's buildings.

OS From S Tower

Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The author suggests the idea of building a modular layout entirely made out of Lionel products available today, to show the audience what can be accomplished in S-scale today.

Visit Tomalco Track

Page:
7
Author:
Larry Morton
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

Owner of Tomalco Track describes his transition into S-scale and into becoming an S-scale manufacturer. Owning the company, he has been able to complete his own 28'x28' S-scale layout in his basement.

Tales From The Rails

Page:
10
Author:
Robert Nicholson
Category:
Railroading Stories
Description:

"Willie's New Boots". A story about Willie having bought boots too small, but to proud to admit it to his co-workers.

Special Track Work on the Lehigh & Western

Page:
11
Author:
David Heine
Category:
Track
Description:

The author describes his reasoning for, and his method of, hand-laying track. Instead of using ready-made components, he designed his layout the way he wanted to, and then built the track accordingly. David's layout uses standard-gauge, and three-foot and two-foot narrow-gauge lines.

2014 NASG Convention - The Heartland S-press

Page:
15
Authors:
Steve Lunde & Roy Meissner
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The Badgerland S Gaugers and the State-Line S Gaugers introduce the 2014 NASG Convention, to be held in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. In addition to briefly covering the planned activities, there are also photos of the area layouts that will be open for tours.

The NASG Website and Your Club

Page:
19
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

This column covers the club-related information you will find on the NASG web site, as well as services the NASG provides to S-scale clubs.

Making an S Scale MOW Crane

Page:
20
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:

The author takes a Lionel American Flyer Maintenance-of-way crane and kit-bashes it into a very nice model.

Meet an S Gauger Michael Greene

Page:
22
Author:
Michael Greene
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The author explains how he got into S-scale model railroading, what roles he played and plays in the NMRA and NASG organization, and the fact that he and his wife now own Pine Canyon Scale Models.

News From the North

Page:
23
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

After a few notes, the author describes John Johnston's Shelter Valley and Trent River Railway S-scale layout. The article includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.

Are Your Vehicles To Scale?

Page:
26
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Automobiles
Description:

The author describes a handy grid card that can be used to quickly measure the wheelbase and track/tread width of S-scale vehicles to compare them against prototype measurements, to see if the model truly is to scale.

S Scenes - Vistas of Member Layouts

Page:
28
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

Single photos of Joe Kimber's, Bill Winans', and Nelson Steinmetz' layouts.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for Dispatch Authors

Page:
31
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroads and Computers
Description:

The Dispatch editor, Bill Pyper, provides guidelines for how to write an article for possible publication in the Dispatch.

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