Web Site News

This page highlights changes made to this web site. Click on the "Web Site" link to the left of the announcement to view the affected web page.

February 04, 2017

New Dedicated Annual Shows Pages

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When you click on the "News & Events" button on the left, a handful of new menu options have been added. Each of the annual shows that feature or include S-scale modeling are now listed. These pages have just been added, and more content will be added over time.

January 30, 2017

Added "Layouts on the Web" Page

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On the "Scale Modeling" button, the new "Layouts on the Web" option has been added. This leads to a page that lists all known S "scale" and narrow-gauge layouts that are published on the Web. Most of the links were moved from the "External Links" page of that "Scale Modeling" button. The purpose of the new page is to make it easier to view a web site, blog, photos, or videos of a particular layout, and to show that there indeed are a lot of people actively modeling in S-scale (currently there are over 80 layouts listed).

January 23, 2017

NASG Contests Article Added

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Monte Heppe's previous NASG Contests article has been reproduced onto the web site, to make it easier to find, read, and help you prepare for this year's NASG Convention.

January 22, 2017

Product Gallery Updates

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Holt Apgar provides photos of Instrument Design, Inc. passenger cars.

January 22, 2017

Product Gallery Updates

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Ted Hamler provides many AF product photos. The track components have been split out into their own set of reports now.

January 20, 2017

Product Gallery Updates

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Added missing entries from Lionel's 2016 product line.

January 10, 2017

January 2015 & 2016 Dispatch Issues Available

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The January 2015 Dispatch issue's PDF file is now freely available. The January 2016 Dispatch issue's PDF is now available in the "Members Only" section of the web site.

January 08, 2017

A Few More Missing Dispatch Issues Available

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Mark Gaddy found a few more Dispatch issues from 1986, 1989, 1990, and 1994 that we were missing.

January 08, 2017

Product Gallery Updates

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The listing of American Models' 40-foot insulated, plug-door, box cars was fully updated.

January 06, 2017

Structures Product Gallery Updated

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Roger Nulton provides some missing photos of Lehigh Valley Models structures.

January 05, 2017

More Old Dispatch Issues Available

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Mark Gaddy found some old copies of Dispatch issues from 1981 through 1983. The oldest six issues on the Back Issues page have been added.

January 04, 2017

Dedicated "Members Only" Page

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The "Members Only" section of the web site has been moved out of the Membership page and onto its own page. You can access it via the "NASG" button's Members Only menu option.

January 03, 2017

Dispatch Supplemental Files

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The January/February 2017 Dispatch contains the "Easy to Build Turntable" article by Steve Monson. At the bottom of page 9, it makes reference to files that are available for the pitwalls. These files are now available to NASG members via the "Members Only" section of this web site (click on the web site link on the left). Once you log in and click on the Recent Dispatch Issues link, you will see a listing of files that can be downloaded. A number of those will reference this January 2017 issue's supplemental files. The actual Dispatch issue's PDF file will be made available on January 10th.

December 21, 2016

NASG BOT Photos

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Available photos of the members of the NASG's BOT have been posted.

December 17, 2016

Paul Washburn Starts AT&SF 2-8-2 Project

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Paul Washburn is continuing his scratchbuilt AT&SF 2-8-2 project. The final construction photos of the tender are now included, and he started fabricating the parts for the locomotive itself.

December 11, 2016

Product Gallery Updates

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Ed Kirstatter contributed more freight car trucks and automobile photos for the Product Gallery. He also contributed a missing Pacific Rail Shops box car photo.

December 09, 2016

Trucks Product Gallery Updated

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Considering we now have well over 100 individual S-scale trucks listed, having just one report wasn't going to work anymore. So, several reports have been added (similar to the other Product Gallery reports).

November 27, 2016

Lehigh Valley Models Poultry Car Photos

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Both Ed Kirstatter and Dave Heine provided photos of the Lehigh Valley Models unique poultry car.

November 27, 2016

Pikesville Models Tank Cars

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Added Pikesville Models tank cars to the Product Gallery listing.

November 26, 2016

OMI SD60 Photo Added

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Bill Lane contributes missing Overland Conrail SD60 photo.

November 20, 2016

More A.F. Product Gallery Photos

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Ted Hamler contributes missing A.F. Brownhoist Crane Car photos (for #944 and #24569).

November 20, 2016

More Product Gallery Photos

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Bill Lane contributes missing W.A. Drake tank car photos.

November 20, 2016

Vehicles Product Gallery Updated

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Started adding scale dimensions to automobile listings. As prototype data is researched, those numbers will be shown as well, so that we know how close the model matches the prototype.

November 15, 2016

Product Gallery: Narrow-gauge by Manufacturer Report Added

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The Product Gallery now has a convenient report listing narrow-gauge equipment by the model manufacturer's name.

November 12, 2016

Nov/Dec Dispatch Issues

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The 2016 issue is now available online for NASG members, and the 2015 issue is now available for all to enjoy.

November 11, 2016

Cars Product Gallery Photos

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Added Willy Monaghan's 3D-printed passenger and freight cars to the Product Gallery.

November 11, 2016

Structures Product Gallery Photos

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Added TML Models structures to the Structures section of the Product Gallery.

November 11, 2016

Trucks Product Gallery Photos

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Added The Leadville Shops Sn3, and Willy Monaghan's, trucks to the Trucks section of the Product Gallery.

November 09, 2016

More A.F. Product Gallery Photos

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Ted Hamler contributes missing passenger car photos to A.F. Product Gallery.

November 02, 2016

John Zurad Provides Lionel Tank Car Photos

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John provided a few of the missing photos for Lionel tank cars.

November 01, 2016

Paul Washburn Completes the Scratchbuilt Tender

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Paul Washburn has completed the construction phase of the 12,000-gallon tender for his AT&SF 2-8-2 engine.

October 30, 2016

Product Gallery: American Models Gondola Listing Updated

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Inspired by Holt Apgar's contribution of the American Models' Reading gondola photo, the entire catalog of AM gondolas has been updated (many entries were missing).

October 25, 2016

Product Gallery: Added Crystal River Structures

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Crystal River Products structures focus mostly on narrow-gauge railroad settings. These have been added to the Structures section of the Product Gallery.

October 23, 2016

Product Gallery: Added Model Tech Studios Structures

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Model Tech Studios makes some interesting kits, semi-kits, and ready-to-use structures. These have been added to the Structures section of the Product Gallery.

October 15, 2016

Dispatch Back Issues Index Started

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The article index of all the articles in all of the NASG's Dispatch issues has now started. This will be an ongoing effort, and will take some time to complete, but we have to start somewhere!

October 14, 2016

A.F. Product Gallery Reports Changed

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The various types of reports that have been available in the Scale Modeling Product Gallery are now also available in the A.F. Product Gallery (with some adjustments). You can now view the data in any one of various ways.

October 09, 2016

S-scale T-TRAK

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Updated the T-TRAK section of the Standards page with info about an actual S-scale T-TRAK layout.

October 08, 2016

More A.F. Product Gallery Photos

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David Dewey provides information and photos for the following A.C. Gilbert A.F. items: 290, 375, 722, 734, 915, 971, 21085, 23760.

October 08, 2016

Paul Washburn Scratchbuilds a Tender

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Paul Washburn is currently scratchbuilding a new Santa Fe steam locomotive. He started the project by building the tender the first. This is an active project, and he gave us permission to share his progress photos on the NASG web site. If you have ever wanted to build a locomotive from scratch, or just enjoy good modeling, we invite you to visit this page (click on the link on the left). It will be updated from time to time. The page is in the "Scale Modeling", "Mini Articles" section of the web site.

October 06, 2016

2016 Sept/Oct Dispatch

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Bill Pyper corrected some typos found in the latest Dispatch, so a new PDF is now available for NASG members only.

October 02, 2016

1983, 1984 Dispatch Issues Available

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The four issues from 1984 and the two available issues from 1983 are now posted. This completes the project of scanning into PDF all old Dispatches.

September 30, 2016

"Store" Button Menu Updated

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When you click on the "Store" button, a new menu item has been added called "View Your Shopping Cart". This was done just in case the browser doesn't show the View Cart button in the upper, right-hand corner of the web site after you have added something to your shopping cart.

September 25, 2016

1985 Dispatch PDFs Available

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The four issues from 1985 are now available in scanned-in PDF format.

September 25, 2016

Photo Gallery: Added Missing AM SD60 Engines

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Photos and entries of the AM SD60s were missing from the listing (except for two).

September 24, 2016

Members Only Section Updated

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Once you log into the Members Only section, the page showing the various menu options has been re-formatted a bit, to make it easier to find the option that you might want select. Also, the way that any of the last 6 Dispatch issues' PDF files are accessed has been reworked. Simply follow the instructions on the page.

September 23, 2016

Product Galleries Updated

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There were a number of minor issues with the "scale" and "A.F." Product Galleries that have been fixed now. Some of the thumbnail images weren't correct. A few duplicate entries have been merged and resolved. A couple of new manufacturer photos were added. Also, the reports' first pages now show the total number of entries that are contained within that report.

September 22, 2016

A.F. Product Gallery Updated

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Ted Hamler provides photos for accessories #11 and #22, and photos for the animated milk car #973.

September 22, 2016

Featured Video Updated

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NASG member Joe Deger provided a new video for us all to enjoy.

September 19, 2016

Sept/Oct Dispatch Issues

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This month's issue is a bit late so that Bill the editor could get all the 2016 NASG Convention reports and photos included. The 2016 issue is now available online for NASG members, and the 2015 issue is now available for all to enjoy.

September 18, 2016

Product Gallery: Added Trout Creek Engineering Structures

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The various Sn3 kits available from Trout Creek Engineering were added to the Product Gallery listing.

September 12, 2016

Product Gallery: SSA Structure Photo Added

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Alvin Clapp provides a photo of an S Scale America structure sold by Des Plaines Hobbies.

September 11, 2016

Product Gallery: Structure Photos Added

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Alvin Clapp provides photos for two Altoona Model Works structures and a Monroe Models structure.

September 10, 2016

Product Gallery: Gilmaur U18B, U23B Photos Added

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Colin Stewart provided photos of his Maine Central-decorated Gilmaur U18B, and PC- and Conrail-decorated U23B locomotives.

September 05, 2016

Product Gallery: Bob Hogan Stock Car Photos

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Bob Hogan provides photos of his models of the East West Rail Service C&O and SOO stock cars.

September 05, 2016

Structures Resources Updated

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The report settings for the "S" Resources: Structures was not correct. This has been fixed, and now a lot more entries, and much more detailed information is shown on that page.

September 03, 2016

AF Product Gallery: Missing Photos Added

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Steve Terni has provided photos for the following A.F. items for the A.F. Product Gallery: 322AC, 466, 647, 736, 751, 771, 792, 799, 960G, 976, 988.

September 01, 2016

Web Site Browser Issues

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Since the release early on September 1, a few people mentioned that clicking on the buttons didn't display the menu. This was observed in the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari browsers. It turns out to not be a coding error, but a way in which those browsers interpreted the formatting of the text shown on the buttons. This has been fixed.

September 01, 2016

Web Site Redesign

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We are happy to announce the new look of the NASG web site. See the September/October issue of the NASG Dispatch for a brief overview of the site. Be sure to spend a few minutes familiarizing yourself with the new site by reading through this page.

August 31, 2016

Product Gallery: Mainline Models Photos

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Mark Charles contributes some missing Mainline Models photos to the Photo Gallery.

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