Dick Karnes is the last remaining original founders of the NASG organization. In this article he reflects on how the organization was formed, and how it has grown over the years. Includes a photo of his original membership card!
After covering some general advice about track laying, the author provides a quick review of the various S-scale manufacturers that produce track products (at the time of the article's writing).
The author describes how he uses the DPDT switches to control the turnout's throwbar and the polarity to the frog. Includes an installation diagram.
After a brief introduction on how Dave got into S-scale, there are several pages of photos of his NYC/UP layout, including a full-page photo of his scratchbuilt trestle bridge.
The author describes Ron and his layout, and shares many photos of the work Ron has done. Ron specializes in scratchbuilding rolling stock.
How to add ladders below the cab doors. Includes model photos and drawings.
The NASG Contest Chair announces new rules that go into effect at the 2019 NASG Convention, which includes processing 3D-printed models.
How to determine wheel-slip current draw and stall current, so that you can find the appropriate DCC decoder, is described in this article.
Dick starts off as the editor of this Dispatch with this issue.
The author lists things he would like see manufacturers produce in S-scale.
A photo tour to Spokane, WA, and this is the first Dispatch issue with a theme: tracklaying.
Dick describes his transition from A.F. to scale. His request is for more A.F.-related materials to be published in the Dispatch.
Remembering Wally Collins, one of S-scale's pioneers.
Breaking a storage yard into small blocks allows the controlled movement of just one engine in the yard, without the others moving as well.
The author describes the Walthers HO-scale Bascule bridge kit he built. It is plenty big for use in S-scale.
Introduction of the passenger car interior details made available in a joint special project between the NASG and Palace Car Co.
This American Flyer-based layout measures 15'x25' and is 5 feet tall, covering several levels. The article includes several photos of the layout as the Greater Seattle S Gaugers club met at John's house.
The author reviews the 1989 NASG Convention.
A listing of what was new at the Convention.
How to convert an A.C. Gilbert American Flyer flat car into a "scale" model. Includes drawings showing how to modify the body, and includes a parts list.
Taking A.C. Gilbert American Flyer gondola bodies and converting them into credible "scale" models. Includes model photos and cut diagrams. Also covered is the 42-foot hydracushion box car.
The series continues with converting A.F. cars to scale models, by converting a quad hopper, and a wine tank car. Includes diagrams and model photos.
The author describes how to create a Virginian-style rotary coal car and a transfer caboose. Includes model photos and diagrams.
Using paper copies of locomotive diagrams, the author describes how he "paper-dolled" the engine together by cutting out pieces from the diagrams. Includes the "kitbashed" diagram, and a photo of the finished locomotive.
The author compares what a life membership entailed in 1970, and what a 2003 NASG membership means.
The author introduces Kent Singer, a Dispatch columnist, to the audience.
A quick review of the contest entries, with plenty of photos. More photos are found starting on page 45 of the PDF version.
The NASG BOT wants to launch SIGs that represent the three groups of modelers within the S-scale community, similar to the NMRA SIGs.
A description of the contests, and photos of the winning models.
In this article the author answers questions raised about the joint NASG/American Models/Artist-Aid heavyweight Pullman passenger cars.
The author reports on his visit to the 1988 NASG Convention. Includes several photos, including most of the contest winners' models.
The first meeting of Oregon state-wide S-scale modelers, to gauge interest in a state-wide meeting, and to consider organizing a joint NASG/NMRA convention. People brought models, and John Verser (of Pacific Rail Shops) brought the latest box car model. Includes several photos.
Having left the East coast in 1964 to move to the West coast, the author's visit to the east has him noticing everything that once was is no more.
Some information about what goes on at an NASG Convention, and detailed information about the upcoming 2005 one. Includes photos of nearby activities.
The author identifies the issues involved in trying to promote S-scale to non-S-scale modelers.
How to make license plates for S-scale vehicles.
This articles describes what NorthWest Short Line's Stanton drives are, what their advantages are, how much they can pull, how to install them, along with plenty of photos.
The club's modules do not necessarily conform to the NASG's S-MOD standard, but the layout has been set-up a number of times in 1992. Includes several close-up photos.
Reviewed is the Omnicon PRR M1 4-8-2. A number of issues were found with the four review samples, which Omnicon owner, Charlie Sandersfeld offered to correct, but he had become seriously ill at the time.
A visit and tour of Ernie Horr's layout. Includes several photos, some of which are full-page.
The author describes his system for getting the window glass to sit flush with the outside of the passenger car body, just like it is in the real world. Includes a couple construction photos.
This article covers how to wire your layout's single-ended or double-ended yard, including an automatic stopping section. Several diagrams are included to clarify the text.
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