Photos and a description of William Flatt's modular layout. It features the Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto electric railway. A track plan of this 9'x18' U-shaped layout is also included.
The author describes Brian Nicholson's (Montreal) layout, shares photos, and a track plan.
The author describes how he turned this barn model into a harbor scene's fisherman's net shack, complete with suggested interior details.
Gregg describes how their Christmas layout grew over the years. Includes photos of the layout, as well as a track plan of this L-shaped 11'x17' layout.
The author shares the formal track plan drawing of his home layout, and how he builds his scenery.
Using grocery store meat or produce trays to model track-side retaining walls.
The author describes how he took a Matchbox tank truck, stripped it, and reworked it to become an old tow truck.
After a few notes, the author describes John Johnston's Shelter Valley and Trent River Railway S-scale layout. The article includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.
The author shares an interview he did with Mt. Albert Scale Lumber owner Gerry Cornwell about his company, his manufacturing practices, and what it takes to produce tiny strips of wood. Includes lots of photos of the factory set up.
The describes how he converted a Bachmann Plasticville tower into a more accurate S-scale model.
A bit more about Nicholas Deely in Alaska, the closing of RMC's parent company, and thoughts on publishing digital magazines. He then continues to describe how looking at British companies' products, especially their OO-scale, may help us in S-scale.
In this collaborative article, the author covers the S Scale Workshop's preparation for the trip to the "Salon du Train Rive Nord" train show in Montreal, Quebec. Includes photos taken at the show, and a track plan of the final Free-mo set-up.
The author describes some unique S-scale vehicles he created from kits in other scales. Includes several photos of the final models.
Using Tichy's HO-scale windows for S-scale structures. The rest of the article covers Chris Abbott's set of modules for the S Scale Workshop club, and how Paul Raham took over the modules to make a small station scene out of the original modules.
The author reports on the River Raisin Berkshires announcement, Scalecoat paint's being bought out, and a visit with Fast Track's owner Tim Warris (includes several photos of his S-scale jig and his HO-scale layout).
A couple of notes of Fast Track's kit for improving the tracking problems of American Model's 6-wheel passenger car trucks. The author interviews Steve Hunter, the designer behind the 3D-printed "Eastern Road Models" Shapeways web site.
Notes about the dormant Ridgehill Scale Models company, the Niagara Central Hobbies store closing, and the S Scale Workshop's experiences at the Expo Rail Museum show of 2015. Includes photos of models by members of the club.
The author notes that Rapido Trains now offers their own paint line, and that SceniKing backdrops has closed down. The S Scale Workshop celebrates its 20th year in 2016. Several photos of recent activities are included with the article.
Notes about possible freight cars from Elgin Car Shops, anniversaries for the S Scale Workshop (the club to which the author belongs), comparing color vs. black-n-white photos, a visit to the Halifax & Southwestern Railway Museum in Nova Scotia (features an S-scale layout), and the passing of Dan Kirlin.
After making a brief note about how Fast Tracks has bought out Mt. Albert Scale Lumber, the author describes the work benches three local S-scale modelers have built for their layout and model construction efforts.
Paul Raham describes how he built his fleet of steam locomotives in a difficult-to-model time period of 1919.
The author reports on S-scale activities in Canada, including Pierre Oliver's first S-scale box car (a project that had to be canceled due to copyright violations), CanAm Social get-together report, and reports of people helping older S-scale modelers with the construction of their layouts (includes several photos).
The author had his first locomotive converted to BlueRail's system of Bluetooth-control-via-smart-phone and a custom install of battery power. Yarmouth Models had to pull their 1937 AAR box car kit from the market, but is working on a 1929 outside-braced box car kit to be released by Ridgehill Scale Models. Continued introduction to Calgary modeler Bob Hadlow. The track plan and a photo of Bob are included.
The author is in the process of moving to a new home, so he is using this opportunity to make some changes to his sectional layout, such as switching to battery power. Includes a sidebar on how to create fish from used chop sticks.
The author reports on S-scale activities happening in Canada. He covers the annual CanAm Social he organizes. The majority of the article is about the ten things the author thinks one should consider for a traveling modular layout. Includes photos taken at the 2018 NASG Convention where the S Scale Workshop's modular layout was displayed.
The author reports about what is happening in S-scale in Canada, including the projects he himself has been working on.
The history and construction of the Southern Ontario S Scale Workshop's modular club layout. Includes a couple of photos of the layout.
The author describes a solution he has come up with to throw a Tortoise-driven turnout by simply using a 9V battery.
The author moved to a new home, and he describes how he uses a closet to be his workbench space, which can be closed off, so the clutter is not readily visible. Includes photos.
A visit with Clayt Peter's Plum Creek Railroad, which measures 14'x28'. It is still under construction, but the parts that are finished look very nice. Includes photos and a track plan.
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