A listing of all of the contests winners at the 1987 NASG Convention. Photos of the models are shown starting on page 12.
Diagrams accompany this article about how to build this throttle that has been in use with members of the Central New Jersey S Scalers.
A listing and some photos of all the contest winners at the 1985 NASG Convention.
Photos of the model contests winners.
A listing of all the NASG Convention contest rules as they were in 1990.
A listing of all the winners, and photos of the models taken at the 1990 NASG Convention.
A listing and photos of the contest winners at the 1992 NASG Convention.
A listing of the 1993 NASG Convention's contest winners, with photos of the models.
Scratchbuilding a hoist and jib crane. Includes drawings.
Make a garbage can from the top of a pencil. Includes diagrams and a model photo.
This article covers the construction of a scratchbuilt motorized cart, such as found on freight stations. Includes a model photo, and construction diagrams for the individual parts.
The author describes how he modeled an electrical building. Includes a model photo and diagrams.
The author scratchbuilds a small track-side crossing shanty that he found along the Alaska RR track. Includes one model photo and diagrams.
The author builds a loading ramp for fork lifts at the loading ramp. Includes a model photo and a diagram.
Using the cores of Scotch cellophane tape holder as a flat car load. Includes photo and several diagrams.
Making two coupler height gauges, one for checking the center line, and one for the height pass/fail. Includes one photo and several construction diagrams.
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a gondola pipe load using straws, and material for the cribbing. Includes a model photo and construction diagrams.
A brief article for how to scratchbuild a 6-foot wide seating bench, commonly found at train stations, parks, or backyards. Includes one model photo and construction diagrams.
The author describes his light-duty home-made resistance soldering tool.
Introduces a gauge that can be used to verify that the two rails closest to each other on a standard S-MOD module's tracks are at the correct spacing from each other.
Additional details that Mike Sulzbach added to the underframe of an American Models bay window caboose. Includes detail diagrams.
Scratchbuilding pallets, and a pallet jack. Includes drawings.
Scratchbuilding corrugated-siding and wooden sheds. Includes drawings.
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a capstan-style car puller, used for moving cars on a siding without the use of motive power. Includes drawings.
The author describes how David Pool scratchbuilt a coal box for a residential home. Includes a model photo and drawings.
The author describes how to build a 5-foot long seating bench from scratch.
The author describes scratchbuilding a road-side produce stand. Includes drawings and a photo of the completed model.
Converting a Hot Wheels Rescue Ranger truck, item #5145, into a modernday utility truck for the railroad. Includes one model photo.
The idea is to decorate one side of a car for one railroad name or road number, and the other for another.
Bill Daiker sent in a note about how to convert the Rix HO-scale coupler into one that can be use with the typical S-scale couplers.
Making bridge railings, as contributed by John Long.
This column covers John Long's idea for adjusting the Centerline HO-scale Rail Cleaner for use in S-scale.
The author shares Russ Mobley's design for building a scale hot-air balloon.
Thoughts on building an automatic protection method for preventing engines from falling on the floor when a lift-out section has been removed from the layout.
Using the metal bands that hold an eraser to the end of the pencil as a culvert.
The page includes a scale weight guide. Place a car on it, and the scale will tell you what the model should weigh in S-scale to meet the NMRA/NASG standards.
Bill Lane contributes the idea of using music wire to reinforce the stirrups on Pacific Rail Shops' cars. Includes photos.
Ernie Horr shares his design idea for a wooden retaining wall.
John Tomlinson's layout has an under-the-tracks pedestrian walkway that is described in this article. Includes photos and diagrams.
A guest column by Gaylord Gill describes how he built a track elevation gauge to help him construct his layout.
This article shows how to Frank Andrews uses an ordinary push-pin as a means to hold the points of a turnout in position. The pin is decorated to look like a tall turnout target.
A small whistle-stop station, with a sketch and a photo.
This brief article describes how David Avedesian made his AF action caboose run smooth and quiet.
The author describes how to cut an HO-scale Rix Rail-it down the middle length-wise and rebuild it as an S-scale rerailer.
This article covers what it would take to convert the American Flyer #740 handcar to be a reversing one, using electronic components.
Some early S-Helper Service trucks' sideframes leaned out an angle. Bill Mark, Jr. presents his solution to resolve that.
Building a roof stair access cupola.
Building hopper coal loads using a styrofoam base.
How to build a handcar. Includes a photo of the completed model, and drawings.
Bob Werre shares the idea of cutting a model vehicle in half lengthwise to make two cars when attached to a backdrop.
This brief article describes how to build a pantograph hold-down to keep the American Models' GG1 from snagging something above the tracks.
Paul Raham shares how he makes sidewalks.
The author shares the description he got from Joe Scales about how to make installing the Del-Aire Air Motor (switch machine) better. The article is supposed to show a photo, but it was not included in the issue (see February 1999, page 14 for the drawing).
Art Armstrong sent in a tip on how to paint wheelsets by making a pair tongs from a clothes-hanger.
Gaylord Gill shares how to build a birdhouse in S-scale.
Richard Lind shares how he created a muddy river, quickly.
Using paper-decorated wooden blocks as representing box car loads (for when the doors are modeled open). The majority of the article and photos were contributed by Pete Silcox.
Using Grandt Line castings, the author describes how to make a flat car load transporting large pulley sheaves.
When the 3/16 "S"cale Railroad magazine stopped publication, it never released the last column in the series of S-scale trucks, so this is that final column.
A listing of all the contest winners, and lots of photos.
Kent's approach is to have a less-experienced modeler work with a more-experienced modeler on the same or similar project, on a regular basis.
Contest winners during the 1986 NASG Convention. Includes photos and descriptions of many of the models.
The idea of a local club putting together an S-scale starter set from lightly-used and commonly-available American Flyer components has spread to several clubs, and this article covers the success these clubs have had with the idea over the past couple of years. It also covers how tasks are divided among club members to build these sets. A complete listing of how to review the purchased equipment to prepare for including in the sets, is included in this article.
The author describes how he uses the Chartpak brand tape for painting stripes.
Step-by-step instructions and various diagrams show how to add the brake rigging, and center sill flanges. These reference the older American Models box cars that were sold as kits.
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