The Home Page Photos

These are the current photos in background rotation on the home page. Click the photo below to see the larger version used on the home page. The oldest photo is replaced each weekend, so there is always something new to see. To maintain that pace, we need your photo!

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Ed Sauers' B&O layout is still under construction, but it already looks fantastic. This 32'x17' layout is set in the 1940s/1950s, and is based on a folded dog-bone design created by NASG Dispatch Editor Emeritus Jeff Madden. The track is all code 100, and all but two turnouts were made using the Fast Tracks fixture.

Photographer: Ed Sauers; used by permission.

Glenn Ritter's "Stony Creek" home layout is a branch line of the Reading Railroad. Glenn models the 1950s. He has a web page dedicated to this layout. Glenn served as the NASG's Secretary from 1999 through 2003.

Photographer: Glenn Ritter; used by permission.

Dick Karnes shows that modeling an electrified system in S-scale is quite doable. The electric steeplecab was sold undecorated by Hoquat Hobbies. It was a craftsman kit, with several of the key components needing to be provided by the modeler. Dick used an old Walthers O-scale "short" pantograph, S Scale Loco & Supply Reading tender truck sideframes, an Athearn HO-scale SW-9 powered chassis, and Kadee HO-scale couplers. Many extra details were added.

Photographer: Dick Karnes; used by permission.

Mike Marmer's "S Helper Field" baseball field is beautiful in this night scene. Since these fields were usually place near railroad track due to their low cost, Mike's tracks passing right by the field is very realistic.

Photographer: Mike Marmer; used by permission.

The NASG booth at the 2014 World's Greatest Hobby show in Novi, Michigan. The NASG has a booth at several large shows throughout the year. In addition to literature, membership applications, and other free hand-outs, the booth will also display a collection of current S-scale equipment on the market. Knowledgable staff will man the booth and be glad to answer any questions about the NASG itself, and/or S-scale in general.

Just minutes before the doors were to open, Houston S Gaugers and NASG member Don Hand is doing one last check of his freight train. This shot was taken before the crowds came in at the Texas City Train Show in Texas City, Texas in November 2015. In addition to Don's freight train, photographer Peter Vanvliet's freight train is running in the foreground, and Rusty Paulus' passenger train, seen behind the passenger station on the left, is run by his grandson, Asher, who is momentarily distracted.

Photographer: Peter Vanvliet; used by permission.

This photo shows a small section of Jess Bennett's "Great Northern Pacific" layout. The 20'x44' layout was quite the inspiration to many S-scale modelers, or anyone who got a chance to visit it. In addition to building this beautiful layout, Jess was also a master at scratchbuilding steam locomotives (he had 50 of them). His layout was featured in the February 1985 Model Railroader magazine, and again in the July 2004 edition.

Photographer: Bill Winans; used by permission.

This is a diecast S-scale model of a Peterbilt 260 truck made by Hartoy in 1991. One of the great things about modeling in S-scale is the abundance of 1:64 (or very close thereto) vehicle models available. To see what is available today, click on the "S Resources" button, and its "Scenery" menu option (or click here), and then do a text search on the page for "automobiles".

Photographer: Edwin Kirstatter; used by permission.

Overland Models imported this SD60 in 1996, factory-painted with the "Conrail Quality" paint scheme. Bill bought this model second-hand, and installed LEDs and a Soundtraxx Tsunami 2 sound decoder in it. What complicates matters in this model is that it has two motors in it, however, they are coupled together with some tubing. Bill documents the work he has done to this model on his web site.

Photographer: Bill Lane; used by permission.

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