Details about what transpired at the annual membership meeting at the 1987 NASG Convention.
The sideframes of early S-Helper Service freight car trucks tend to cant inwards, so this article describes two ways to fix that issue.
This article explains why this award was named after this man.
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.
Report of the CASG-BSG Fall S Fest held near Chicago.
The author relayed the stories he and some friends experienced railfanning on the way to the 1981 NASG Convention in New York.
The author reports on the NASG business matters covered at the 1989 NASG Convention.
The NASG Treasurer introduces himself
Introduction of Larry Hilley, posthumously.
Introduces Dave Held.
This history of the transportation of milk using the railroads. Includes several prototype photos.
Detailed report about what happened at the BOT meeting at the 1990 NASG Convention.
The full report of the NASG's BOT meeting that took place at the 1991 NASG Convention in Syracuse, NY.
Detailed notes about what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 1988 NASG Convention.
The NASG Secretary presents the minutes of the NASG BOT meeting at the 1989 NASG Convention.
Detailed description of what was covered in the general NASG membership meeting.
Notes of what happened during the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1986 NASG Convention.
Notes from the general NASG membership meeting held at the 1986 NASG Convention.
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.
The author recalls the first NASG brass car project from 31 years ago. Includes several photos of the covered hopper and other project cars.
Covers the rate increases for inserts included with mailed Dispatch issues.
The results of the 1991 NASG BOT election.
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.
The author provides a more complete history of these cars. Includes several prototype photos and scaled drawings.
Ed Loizeaux asked Jim to write this issue's article, so that Jim could write about the upcoming NASG election.
The results from the survey included in a Dispatch mailing after the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention.
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 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.
A complete history of these unique cars, with lots of prototype photos.
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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