A detailed report about what happened at the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1993 NASG Convention.
Reports covering the general membership meeting.
A summary of the topics covered in the NASG membership meeting at the 1995 NASG Convention.
Report of what happened at the 1999 NASG BOT meeting.
A report of what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2000 NASG Convention.
A full report of the NASG BOT meeting at the 2001 NASG Convention.
A detailed review of what happened at the 2002 NASG BOT meeting.
A detailed review of what happened at the 2002 NASG general membership meeting.
A full report of the BOT meeting at the 2003 NASG Convention.
Members running for certain positions for the upcoming NASG elections are showcased.
The notes taken at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2016 NASG Convention. Also briefly mentioned are the notes of the general membership meeting.
A summary report of the NASG's promotions committee's efforts for 2019.
Details about what transpired at the annual membership meeting at the 1987 NASG Convention.
A listing of all of the contests winners at the 1987 NASG Convention. Photos of the models are shown starting on page 12.
The author summarizes the 1987 NASG Convention, celebrating 50 years of S-scale, and the 25th anniversary of the S Gaugian magazine. Apparently Ed Packard was there, who introduced the first commercial S-scale products via Cleveland Designs' C-D, including showing some of the turned-wooden models.
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!
A visit to the company that is printing and the Dispatch (at least at the time of this article). Includes several photos.
Updates on the 1992 and 1993 NASG A.F. Commemorative cars.
The story of Bernie Thomas, and how the award came about.
A statement of what the NASG is, a brief history of the NASG, what S-scale is, and information about the annual awards the NASG may offer. This issue is the first one edited by Bill Pyper.
A statement of what the NASG is, a brief history of the NASG, what S-scale is, and information about the annual awards the NASG may offer. This issue is the first one edited by Bill Pyper.
The results of the survey produced by the NASG Manufacturers Advisory Group. The survey seemed to be heavily focused on A.F.-related products.
The creation of the Tony Perles award. 1987 NASG election results.
Details about the NASG's dues increases.
A listing of this award's winners from 1966 to 2000.
The author continues to introduce the members of the NASG BOT.
The NASG president covers several NASG-related topics, including elections, and needing someone to handle the Estate Survival program of the NASG.
Covers some minor topics about the organization itself (election nominations, no dues increases, extra copies of this issue available).
The NASG president covers several topics as he returned from the NASG Convention.
Commentary about the upcoming NASG elections, the Perles award, and the demise of Carstens Publishing.
It costs the NASG money to send out reminder notices, so the President reminds everyone to send their dues in on time.
The author covers the upcoming NASG elections, a request for Dispatch authors, and the Sn3 gauges for sale through the NASG.
The author covers the upcoming NASG convention, paying dues ahead of the deadlines, member contributions to content for the Dispatch, the web site's Product Gallery section, and making sure that your estate is set up to handle your model trains.
Covers notes about recent changes that have been made to the NASG web site, membership services, possible dues increase, and an increase in new members.
Comments about providing the webmaster with accurate data so that the web site becomes more accurate over time, business-type NASG memberships, membership renewals.
Consider contributing tips and trick to the Dispatch. NASG membership dues increases.
The NASG membership needs to be more vocal about what it wants for the organization. A change in the NASG Treasurer. People added as committee chairman.
Does looking for cheaper hotels play an important part in members' decision to attend an NASG Convention? Time to start thinking about NASG BOT elections.
The author mentions the upcoming Convention, changes to the NASG By-Laws, membership renewals, and encouraging people to join the NASG.
The author mentions the upcoming Convention, the upcoming election, the aging of the people involved in the NASG committees, some rant-n-raves,
The author reports on his stay in the hospital, work done by Monte Heppe and Michael Ferraro, the upcoming elections, and updating the Convention handbook.
Being thankful for what we have, upcoming NASG elections, and the facelift of the NASG web site.
Working on our layouts, upcoming NASG elections, and estate planning.
Vote and mail in your ballot for the NASG election, Promotions committee's use of NASG funds to mail out a "Sources Guide", and the NASG booth at the WGH show.
The author reports on the NASG booth at the WGH show in Phoenix, getting ready for contest at the upcoming NASG Convention, and the need for a new Contest committee chairperson.
The author reviews his four years as NASG president, and recommends shortening the length of the term of president.
Changes the NASG BOT approved while at the Convention.
A summary of the topics covered in the NASG BOT meeting at the 1995 NASG Convention.
A brief review of what happened at the 2015 NASG Convention's BOT and general membership meetings.
NASG Constitution amendments, BOT meeting results, and 1985 election results.
The editor asks for photos for next year's Christmas edition, lists previous survey results, and mentions the various services the Dispatch offers to NASG members and clubs.
Information about how to contact the NASG leadership via the NASG web site, and a note about which photos are still missing from the Product Gallery. (related web page)
Various ways of contacting the webmaster of, and submitting potential content for, the NASG web site.
The author reports on which NASG A.F. Commemorative Cars are still available.
The author makes the plea for people to purchase the A.F. Commemorative cars sold by the NASG.
Summary of the responses received to the most-recent questionnaire.
The author introduces himself. Includes two photos of him.
Photos and a brief description of each of the 5 people that were elected for this year's NASG BOT election.
Volunteering for the NASG has been down, and hardly anyone is offering their services. The BOT is asking for help with this article.
The editor responds to feedback he got on the previous issue, the one he edited for the NASG.
The author pleads for help in selling the NASG cars.
News from the NASG's president about the NASG's check gauge, coupler-height gauge, the increase in Dispatch issues from 4 to 6 per year, NASG promotional material to be included in S-scale products, and the NASG's 50-foot brass box car project has been shelved due to rapidly increasing costs.
The author writes his last column as the Executive VP of the NASG, recalling the things he was able to accomplish during his 8 years.
The author reports on the NASG business matters covered at the 1989 NASG Convention.
The author proposes the idea of creating more regions of representation with the NASG.
How S-scale is represented (or not) in the various prototype railroad historical societies, and how we can change that.
The NASG is 50 and the NMRA is 75 this year. This article recalls some of their history.
The NASG Treasurer introduces himself
If there are no S-scale clubs in your area, joining a club that focuses on a different scale might still help you learn how to build benchwork, lay track, create scenery, etc. These skills transfer to S just fine.
The author compares what a life membership entailed in 1970, and what a 2003 NASG membership means.
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.
The secretary's report of what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 1992 NASG Convention.
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.
The official notes taken at the NASG's general business meeting at the 1991 NASG Convention.
Notes about what happened at the NASG General Membership meeting at the 1988 NASG Convention.
Notes of what happened during the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1986 NASG Convention.
A record of what happened during the most recent NASG BOT telephone meeting.
The report of what happened at the 2012 NASG Convention's BOT meeting.
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 series about model contests at NASG Convention continues with this issue covering how the judging is performed.
The new Executive VP of the NASG describes the things he has been able to do because he joined the NASG and how it motivated him to do more.
The author covers some ideas for local S-scale clubs to bring in new members.
Adding up all the available metrics, the author concludes that there are more S-scale modelers out there than these metrics account for. The question is how to contact them, and get them to join the NASG.
The author covers what it takes to be on the NASG BOT, and consider offering your services to one of the committees.
Covers some of the extra tours available at the upcoming NASG Convention in Baltimore, and the clinics the author will be involved with at the event.
The executive vice-president announces that he will not be re-running for this position. The annual car project is changing. Representing the NASG locally must be coordinated. Andy Malette is now the new NASG secretary.
The NASG is always looking for volunteers.
The new NASG president's first column, in which he runs through all the key people that are keeping the NASG humming along.
A thorough review of the how the new online shopping cart of the NASG web site works. (related web page)
Notes from the NASG's general membership meeting held at the 1998 NASG Convention.
Report of what happened at the 1999 NASG general membership meeting.
A report of what happened at the NASG general membership meeting at the 2000 NASG Convention.
A full report of the NASG general membership business meeting at the 2001 NASG Convention.
Notes from the NASG's BOT meeting at the 1998 NASG Convention.
Covers the rate increases for inserts included with mailed Dispatch issues.
A complete listing of the NASG's By-Laws in this Membership Directory issue.
A complete copy of the NASG's By-Laws was included in this issue. It provides a historical record of what was contained in it in 1994.
The text of the NASG's By-Laws (this is the annual membership directory issue).
A complete listing of the NASG's Constitution in this Membership Directory issue.
A complete copy of the NASG's Constitution was included in this issue. It provides a historical record of what was contained in it in 1994. This is the annual membership issue.
The text of the NASG's Constitution (this is the annual membership directory issue).
A listing of all the NASG Convention contest rules as they were in 1990.
The results of the 1991 NASG BOT election.
The author mentions the addition of a dedicated page to the NASG web site related to NASG elections, and also covers how to nominate yourself for one of the NASG board positions,
A report on the meeting that took place at the 1994 NASG Convention, which included a Lionel representative.
A summary of the topics covered in the meeting at the 1995 NASG Convention.
The secretary's report of what happened at the NASG general membership meeting at the 1992 NASG Convention.
The results from the 1999 NASG election.
The membership's answers to the survey questions.
Introducing the American Flyer Product Gallery section of the NASG web site. (related web page)
Five years after taking over the NASG web site, the author describes the reasons for and a description of the new web site design. (related web page)
A couple of notes about the online shopping cart, the Members Only section, and web site statistics. Dealing with pages that aren't showing the latest. (related web page)
The author describes the new content recently added to the NASG's web site.
A follow-up on the online shopping cart of the NASG web site, and technical support issues that have come up with the "Members Only" section of the web site. (related web page)
A review of all the changes that have been made to the NASG web site in recent months. (related web page)
In this annual membership directory issue, the organization's By-Laws are published.
In this annual membership directory issue, the organization's Constitution is published.
This column covers all of the new content that was added to the site as part of the NASG web site's facelift. (related web page)
The latest information about the NASG web site changes, and the first of several "When Modeling..." topics to be included in the column, which provides very specific information about some very specific modeling item. (related web page)
The NMRA has two exhibits planned, and they have received the funding in California.
This column is devoted to thanking all the individuals who have helped the Dispatch be what it is today.
The author makes the point that, within S-scale, the "hi-rail" modelers have the numbers of the "scale" modelers.
The NASG is an umbrella organization for all aspects of "S".
Jeff announces that he is stepping down as the full-time editor of the magazine, and handing it over to Bill Pyper.
The pre- and post-1983 clearance gauge shown, with scale dimensions.
The president's message is to double the membership numbers in the NASG.
The politics of NASG elections.
What does one get for NASG membership?
Ed describes the tension between the NASG and the NMRA, and how the NMRA is starting to come around, by accepting the NASG's modular standard for S-scale, adopt the NASG's track standard, and including an S-scale column in their magazine, as well as considering joint conventions. He also laments the lack of support for brass products from the S-scale community.
The NASG is more united, as the Badgerland S Gaugers are trying include the "scalers" to the Fall S Fest, and Don Thompson heads up the Lionel/AF annual project car, and others' efforts at trying to unify AF, hi-rail, and scale modelers with the S community.
Ed Loizeaux asked Jim to write this issue's article, so that Jim could write about the upcoming NASG election.
The NASG's president summarizes the accomplishments made during his reign.
The new NASG president is asking for volunteers to fill vacated positions.
This column addresses the need for exposing S-scale to the rest of the modeling community, and the president's desire to create a promotions committee.
The president introduces the new Dispatch editor, and presents his expectations for the 1990 NMRA/NASG Convention.
The future of S-scale looks bright.
The author thanks the people that are helping the NASG and the Dispatch to continue.
The NASG was looking for volunteers to run for its elected offices.
The author defines the difference between a "project" and a "program". He then encourages people to get involved in the NASG.
The reader is told to recruit two members into the NASG.
Since taking over as the organization's president, Will Holt and the NASG BOT are starting the process of reworking the NASG's Constitution and its By-laws.
A message from the president about using new products.
Another message about how badly NASG members behave, and the great divide of scale vs. hi-rail.
The NASG BOT is going to review the NASG's Constitution.
The president encourages all to come to the 2019 NASG Convention. He announced that the Board of Trustees are reviewing the NASG's By-Laws.
Again talking about getting members into the NASG.
Some statistics of the NASG membership as of 1992.
The proposed plan for the forthcoming year of the NASG's promotions committee.
An update on what the NASG's Promotions Committee has been up to in the past year.
Changes are proposed to be voted on during the upcoming election.
The results from the survey included in a Dispatch mailing after the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention.
The author identifies the issues involved in trying to promote S-scale to non-S-scale modelers.
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.
The author mentions surviving Hurricane Harvey, a reminder note about the NASG web site's shopping cart, NASG BOT members' photos are now on the web site, and the purpose of and creation of the web site's site map. In the "When Modeling..." section, the author covers 3D-printed shells. (related web page)
Declaring the old NASG/NMRA S SIG as formally closed, a group of NMRA members and S-scale modelers started the new NMRA S SIG. Discussions are related to "scale" modeling only.
Information about how to stay in touch with what has been changed on the NASG web site recently. The "When Modeling..." section covers trolley and traction modeling manufacturers. (related web page)
A report about what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2004 NASG Convention.
A detailed report about what happened a the NASG's BOT meeting at the 2006 NASG Convention.
Detailed notes about what happened at the NASG BOT meeting at the 2007 NASG Convention.
A report of what happened at the NASG's BOT meeting at the 2008 NASG Convention.
A report about what happened at the NASG general membership meeting at the 2004 NASG Convention.
A detailed report about what happened a the NASG's general membership meeting at the 2006 NASG Convention.
Detailed notes about what happened at the NASG general meeting at the 2007 NASG Convention.
A report of what happened at the NASG's general membership meeting at the 2008 NASG Convention.
The author describes what it takes to be the editor of this magazine.
Info about NASG elections. Ways to help cut costs of the organization. Update on the 2018 NASG Convention car. A note about visiting the California State Railroad Museum.
The editor reflects on the recent changes in S-related modeling press.
An update on the online shopping cart of the NASG web site, documenting the history of S-scale, updating other sections of the site, including the Product Gallery. (related web page)
The author describes what it takes to be the NASG Membership Secretary, and makes a proposal for splitting the work up into several jobs. He is also resigning from the position.
Results from a survey are shared about who makes up the NASG's membership.
Information about NASG membership, and how the group is sub-divided by interests. (related web page)
This is the first of a series of columns that the author will do describing, in greater detail, each of the A.F. Commemorative Cars that the NASG has produced over the years. This column covers the 1981, 1988, and 1989 cars.
Continuing his column, the author covers the 1990, 1991, and 1992 cars.
(note that part 3 appears in the next issue, as the two articles got swapped). The author continues the series covering the 1995 and 1996 cars.
The author continues the series covering the 1993 and 1994 cars. Includes photos of the models.
Information about how the new NASG web site's Online Membership Directory works.
This article provides an introduction and a complete overview of the NASG's web site.
The News & Events button has been split into two separate buttons, allowing for extra event information about the various multi-day S-scale events that take place around the U.S. every year. The new Layouts on the Web page has been added. The "When Modeling..." section covers the availability of S-scale bridges. (related web page)
This issue starts a series of articles documenting the history of the NASG.
This issue continues the story of the NASG's formation, and its rocky start.
The history of the NASG continues with this issue, which includes information about Ed Schumacher, the man, and the things he did to set the organization on solid footing.
The NASG established contest rules, developed wheel standards, and the turmoil that these caused. The NASG becomes the "NASG, Inc." in New York (incorporation also put an end to the early "lifetime" memberships that were financially un-sustainable).
In this final installment, the author describes the significant loss of members due to the incorporation and the revocation of the "life-time" membership, and the creation and start of the DISPATCH magazine. He also mentions why he has decided to stop this series on the NASG's history.
This article reports on the survey results mailed with the April 2001 issue, and comparing the results to the results from the 1989 survey.
Covers topics such as what the NASG actually is, what its history is, its annual awards, and what is "S-scale".
After taking over the NASG web site and completely revising it, the webmaster describes all the new features of the site. (related web page)
The author describes his efforts at trying to get manufacturers and dealers to incorporate S-scale products in their inventory.
The NASG librarian proposes his future plans for the Mobley Library.
The author describes the Product Gallery section of the NASG web site.
Added the Freight Car Loads listing to the NASG web site's "Product Gallery" section. Also added were a complete listing of the W.A. Drake cars, and Dave Heine's article about using battery power to model wooden rails on this layout. The rest of the article covers how S-scale modelers can find each other online, an update on the last issue's When Modeling... Turntables, and this issue's When Modeling... Boats. (related web page)
The NASG web site's S Product Gallery now includes the prototype era during which a particular car or locomotive was built and operated (where available), to help the S-scale modeler find equipment that might be appropriate for his or her layout's modeled era. Also covered are the NASG Dispatch articles index, as available on the web site. The article also covers companies that produce models of S-scale buses. (related web page)
Adding the Structures and Vehicles sections to the S Product Gallery section of the NASG web site. The individual pages have been redesigned to show multiple photos and even an embedded video if one is available. (related web page)
Dealing with false spam e-mails, a reminder of how the online shopping works, how to obtain the latest membership application forms, keeping your NASG membership records updated, web site membership renewals, the new rolling stock trucks section in the Product Gallery section. (related web page)
The author thanks the contributors to the web site's content. The web site now has the ability to accept payments for booster ads online, new mini articles have been added, and the new S-scale's History page. The extra section is on which tunnels are available in S-scale today. (related web page)
A demographic map showing where the NASG membership is located in 1992. Also includes a membership questionnaire.
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