The Dispatch is the bi-monthly magazine of the NASG published in January, March, May, July, September, and November of each year. Each issue is full of information on various aspects of S-scale (1:64) model railroading, including topics such as standard-gauge modeling, narrow-gauge modeling, hi-rail modeling, and American Flyer collecting and operating. The Dispatch is included as part of your NASG membership.
Contact person: Bill Pyper (editor)
Each issue contains about 30-40 pages with color photos, professional-quality track plan designs, editorials, how-to modeling articles, layout feature articles, and several regular columns. Pictured on the right is the current issue.
For NASG members whom have also signed up for access to the Members Only section of this web site, the PDF of the new issue will be available at or around the 10th of the cover month. Starting in mid-2016, supplemental/bonus pages may be available in the online issue (printing costs prohibit the inclusion of those in the printed version).
The Dispatch editor produces content from what is submitted to him. The more articles and/or photos we provide him, the better the content of each issue. Remember that the Dispatch not only goes out to every NASG member, but past issues are publicly available for viewing via this web site.
We invite you to write an article, submit a photo, or even consider becoming a regular columnist. The NASG does not pay for articles published in the Dispatch, but it is a great place to gain experience if you've never written an article before.
See editor Bill Pyper's "Guidelines for Authors" for more information.
* Nov. 1 for the Jan/Feb issue.
* Jan. 1 for the Mar/Apr issue.
* Mar. 1 for the May/Jun issue.
* May 1 for the Jul/Aug issue.
* Jul. 1 for the Sep/Oct issue.
* Sep. 1 for the Nov/Dec issue.
See our complete collection of Dispatch back issues here (which now also includes the start of an article index).
The Dispatch will run your classified (non-commercial) ad free of charge for any active NASG member (be sure to include your NASG membership number). To place an ad, e-mail
the information to Bill Pyper or mail a hard copy to:
Bill Pyper, Editor
PO Box 885
Salem, OR 97308.
If you are interested in discussing advertising opportunities in the Dispatch, please contact Bill Pyper.
Because we publish PDF files of back issues on this web site, your advertising dollars will continue to work for you as members and non-members read those back issues.
You can now pay for your Dispatch advertising via our online store.
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