NASG Dispatch Articles by Jim Kindraka

50th Anniversary of S Business Meeting

Issue:
1987 #3 Summer
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Details about what transpired at the annual membership meeting at the 1987 NASG Convention.

A Quick Fix for SHS Trucks

Issue:
2015 #1 January
Page:
6
Category:
Freight Cars
Description:

The sideframes of early S-Helper Service freight car trucks tend to cant inwards, so this article describes two ways to fix that issue.

Bernie Thomas Award

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

This article explains why this award was named after this man.

Des Plaines Hobbies Open House for S Scale

Issue:
2015 #3 May
Page:
16
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

As part of the O Scale National convention near Chicago, and Mike Calvert of Gilmaur Models in the United Kingdom being there, Des Plaines Hobbies held an open house to give S-scale modelers who attended a chance to see the U18b pilot model in person. Photos are included with the article.

Fall S Fest Report

Issue:
1981 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Report of the CASG-BSG Fall S Fest held near Chicago.

From the Firemans' Side of the Cab

Issue:
1981 #6 November
Page:
2
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author relayed the stories he and some friends experienced railfanning on the way to the 1981 NASG Convention in New York.

General Business Meeting Kansas City, MO

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
26
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author reports on the NASG business matters covered at the 1989 NASG Convention.

Jim Kindraka NASG Treasurer

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The NASG Treasurer introduces himself

Meet An S Gauger

Issue:
1996 #1 February
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Introduction of Larry Hilley, posthumously.

Meet an S Gauger

Issue:
1996 #2 April
Page:
24
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Introduces Dave Held.

Milk Run!

Issue:
1990 #1 January
Page:
17
Category:
Freight Cars - Milk Cars
Description:

This history of the transportation of milk using the railroads. Includes several prototype photos.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1990 #5 October
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Detailed report about what happened at the BOT meeting at the 1990 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1991 #6 December
Page:
19
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The full report of the NASG's BOT meeting that took place at the 1991 NASG Convention in Syracuse, NY.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting NASG, Inc.

Issue:
1988 #5 December
Page:
6
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Detailed notes about what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 1988 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the BOT Meeting

Issue:
1989 #6 December
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The NASG Secretary presents the minutes of the NASG BOT meeting at the 1989 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the General Business Meeting

Issue:
1990 #5 October
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Detailed description of what was covered in the general NASG membership meeting.

Minutes of the NASG Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
15
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Notes of what happened during the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1986 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG General Business Meeting

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Notes from the general NASG membership meeting held at the 1986 NASG Convention.

Minutes of the NASG's Annual Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue:
1987 #4 Fall
Page:
24
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

In addition to issues related to printing the Dispatch, Convention issues, the establishment of the Tony Perles award was made, and Don Thompson was selected as the Treasurer due to the election vacancy.

NASG 2011 Profit and Loss

Issue:
2012 #1 February
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations

NASG ACF Brass Car Anniversary

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
15
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:

The author recalls the first NASG brass car project from 31 years ago. Includes several photos of the covered hopper and other project cars.

NASG Business Report

Issue:
1990 #2 April
Page:
16
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Covers the rate increases for inserts included with mailed Dispatch issues.

NASG Corner Election Results

Issue:
1991 #4 August
Page:
5
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The results of the 1991 NASG BOT election.

Norfolk & Western HC-1 and HC-2 Covered Hoppers

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
6
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:

The N&W cars are identical to the PRR H30/H30a and H32 class cars. A bit of information from the previous article by the author was corrected in this one, and he goes into greater detail about the 60 N&W cars. The PRR owned 1/3 of the common stock of N&W, which may have influenced the re-use of the design. Includes two prototype photos.

Pennsylvania H30/H30a And H32 Covered Hopper Cars

Issue:
1989 #2 April
Page:
16
Category:
Freight Cars - Hoppers
Description:

The author provides a more complete history of these cars. Includes several prototype photos and scaled drawings.

President's Message

Issue:
1988 #5 December
Page:
17
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Ed Loizeaux asked Jim to write this issue's article, so that Jim could write about the upcoming NASG election.

Report on NASG's Convention Survey

Issue:
1991 #2 April
Page:
26
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The results from the survey included in a Dispatch mailing after the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention.

S Lore

Issue:
1993 #1 February
Page:
11
Category:
Model Repair
Description:

Notes about brass models, including remembering that these are hand-built, one-off models, replacing worn-out flexible tubing between motor and gear tower, universal joint cracking issues, and Alco RS-11/RS-18/RS-32 running problems.

The Michigan Interchange Convention Highlights

Issue:
1986 #3 Summer
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reviews the hotel, restaurants, the largest (to date) S-scale modular layout setup, the various typical Convention activities, vendor room review, the bus trip to the Huckleberry Railroad and Old World Village, and the banquet, awards, and auction. The article includes many photos.

The Milwaukee Road Horizontal Ribbed Box Cars

Issue:
1990 #6 December
Page:
24
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:

A complete history of these unique cars, with lots of prototype photos.

Visit Des Plaines Hobbies

Issue:
2016 #2 March
Page:
4
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

After a brief introduction of the owners, the article covers that S-scale is quite visible within the mostly-HO-scale store. Covers the services they offer, and which product lines they have purchased over the years. Includes several photos of the store.

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