NASG Dispatch Articles: Model Railroad Shows

!!Syracuse!!

Issue:
1991 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

A report of the 1991 NASG Convention. Includes lots of photos.

"S" Fest Report

Issue:
1990 #6 December
Page:
13
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Description:

The author shares the activities at the 1990 Fall S Fest. Includes one group photo.

'S' Fest '92

Issue:
1993 #1 February
Page:
32
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Description:

Report on the 1992 Fall S Fest in Elk Grove Village, IL.

11th Annual Fall "S" Fest Wrap-up

Issue:
1987 #2 Spring
Page:
5
Author:
Vera Geerts
Description:

A brief summary of the events at the show.

14th Annual Spring S Spree 2001

Issue:
2001 #1 February
Page:
2
Author:
Alan Evans
Description:

Information about the show in Columbus, Ohio.

1983 NASG National Convention

Issue:
1983 #1 Winter
Page:
4
Authors:
John A. Medland & Paul V. Riley
Description:

The authors introduce the 1983 NASG Convention, organized by the Bristol S Gauge Railroaders club.

1985 "S" Gauge "Gold Rush" Convention

Issue:
1985 #1 Winter
Page:
4
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

Information about all the activities at the upcoming 1985 NASG Convention.

1994 Columbia River Convention

Issue:
1994 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Gil Hulin
Description:

Introduction to the 1994 NASG Convention in Vancouver, Washington. Includes a couple of photos taken in the area.

1994 Columbia River Convention

Issue:
1994 #2 April
Page:
6
Author:
Gil Hulin
Description:

Information about clinics, contests, and local attractions for the 1994 NASG Convention.

1994 NASG Columbia River Convention Summary

Issue:
1994 #5 October
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes his Amtrak trip to the 1994 NASG Convention, and reviews the activities there. The article continues over many pages and includes lots of photos of people and models.

1994-5 Flyer Fest

Issue:
1995 #1 February
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos of the temporary layout set up as part of the event.

1995 NASG Convention Schedule

Issue:
1995 #2 April
Page:
15
Description:

A detailed schedule of the 1995 NASG Convention.

1998 NASG Model Contest Results

Issue:
1998 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A listing of all the winners of the contests held at the 1998 NASG Convention. Photos follow in the subsequent pages, followed by a full summary by the editor.

1999 Convention Report

Issue:
1999 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A report about the 1999 NASG Convention, with lots of photos.

1999 NASG Convention Update

Issue:
1999 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Several pages with info and photos about the Convention, and the Convention cars.

2000 NASG Convention Report

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A full report of the Convention in San Jose.

2001 Convention Report

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A full report along with photos of the 2001 NASG Convention in Scranton, PA.

2002 Convention Report

Issue:
2002 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The article covers the events at the 2002 NASG Convention. The preceding page and the pages of the article itself have lots of photos taken at the event.

2002 Fall S Fest Roundup

Issue:
2002 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A handful of photos with captions.

2006 TCA Convention

Issue:
2006 #4 August
Page:
58
Author:
Lawrence Erickson
Description:

A collection of photos taken at the event.

2008 NASG Contest Awards

Issue:
2008 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
R. James Whipple
Description:

A listing of the people who won the contests at the 2008 NASG Convention.

2008 NASG National Convention Mountaineer Limited

Issue:
2008 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Introduction to the 2008 NASG Convention in Lowell, MA, covering all the tours and external activities.

2010 Duluth Convention Report

Issue:
2010 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Comments and photos of the 2010 NASG Convention.

2010 NASG National Convention

Issue:
2009 #6 December
Page:
9
Author:
Steve Doyle
Description:

More details about the 2010 NASG Convention, including what can be done before and after the show.

2014 NASG Convention

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reports on the annual show. Includes a couple of people photos. The article is followed by two pages of photos of contest winning models. More photos are shown on pages 19, 20, and 21.

2014 NASG Convention - The Heartland S-press

Issue:
2014 #2 April
Page:
15
Authors:
Steve Lunde & Roy Meissner
Description:

The Badgerland S Gaugers and the State-Line S Gaugers introduce the 2014 NASG Convention, to be held in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. In addition to briefly covering the planned activities, there are also photos of the area layouts that will be open for tours.

2014 Spring S Spree

Issue:
2014 #4 August
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reports about the event. The article includes several photos of product and people.

2014 Spring S Spree

Issue:
2014 #4 August
Page:
16
Author:
Alan Evans
Description:

The author reports about the event. The article includes several photos taken at the event. The article also briefly describes the history of the Spring S Spree, and the history of the Central Ohio S Gaugers club who hosted this event.

2015 Fall S Fest

Issue:
2016 #2 March
Page:
23
Author:
Jeff Madden

2015 Flyer Fest West

Issue:
2016 #1 January
Page:
25
Author:
Allan Bennett
Description:

A one-page photo essay taken at the event.

2015 NASG Convention

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
5
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

More details and photos related to the upcoming 2015 NASG Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

2015 National Narrow Gauge Convention

Issue:
2016 #1 January
Page:
8
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author reports about the event held in Houston, Texas. Includes photos of Sn3 models and layouts.

2015 Trainfest

Issue:
2016 #2 March
Page:
26
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A brief description of the show, and a couple of photos.

2016 Fall Fest

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
36
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author provides a report about the event, and shares some information about the 2017 show. Photos are shown on the next page.

2016 Fall S Fest

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
18
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Details about the upcoming event.

2016 Narrow Gauge Convention

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
12
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author describes his visit to the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Augusta, Maine in September, 2016. There was quite a bit of S, Sn3, and Sn2 at the show. Includes several photos taken at the event. More photos can be found on page 34 and 35 of this PDF version of this issue.

2016 NASG Convention

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A full report, with photos, of the Convention. Also covered are the model contest winners, and the layouts set up at the hotel.

2016 S Fest West

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
23
Author:
Fred Ruby
Description:

A report about the history of the Southern California S Gaugers involvement in this annual show, and what they did for their 2016 show. Includes several photos taken at the event.

2016 S Spree

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
45
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reports on the event, and includes several photos.

2017 NASG Annual Convention

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reports on the event. Several people contributed photos to the article.

2017 National Convention

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
5
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Details about the upcoming NASG Convention in Timonium, Maryland, covering hotel, convention cars, tour listing, spouse events, home layout tours, contests, and vendors.

2017 National Convention

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
7
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Details about the clinics being offered at the upcoming NASG Convention.

2017 National Convention

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
7
Author:
David Blair
Description:

More events added to the upcoming NASG Convention.

2017 Spring S Spree

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
21
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reports on the show, and shares several photos. More photos are shown on pages 36 and 37 of the PDF version of this issue.

2018 NASG National Convention

Issue:
2018 #1 January
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Lots of details and photos of the upcoming 2018 NASG Convention in Boxboro, MA.

2018 NASG National Convention

Issue:
2018 #2 March
Page:
20
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More details and photos of what the upcoming NASG Convention has to offer, including a section on the clinics scheduled to be offered.

2018 NASG National Convention

Issue:
2018 #3 May
Page:
4
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More details and photos of what the upcoming NASG Convention has to offer, covering prototype tours, and layout tours.

2018 Spring S Spree

Issue:
2018 #4 July
Page:
34
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reports on the Spree held in Ohio, with several photos.

2019 NASG Annual Convention

Issue:
2019 #2 March
Page:
10
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Some updates about the upcoming 2019 NASG Convention.

2019 NASG Annual Convention

Issue:
2019 #3 May
Page:
13
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More details about the 2019 NASG Convention.

2019 NASG Convention Clinics

Issue:
2019 #4 July
Page:
19
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A description of the clinics planned for the 2019 NASG Convention.

25 Years of Conventions

Issue:
2019 #2 March
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reflects on attending the annual NASG Conventions for 25 years now.

29th Annual Sn3 Symposium

Issue:
2014 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author reports about this event in Dallas, Texas. Includes many photos.

31st Sn3 Symposium

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
7
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author relates his trip to Florida to attend this event, and what all happened there. Includes two pages of photos.

64 Reasons for Going to the Convention Part I

Issue:
2000 #2 April
Page:
11
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

The first 32 of 64 reasons are listed here.

64 Reasons for Going to the Convention Part II

Issue:
2000 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

The second 32 of 64 reasons are listed here.

A Colorful Fall S Fest

Issue:
2001 #6 December
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A few photos taken at the 2001 Fall S Fest.

A Report on the Spring 'S' Spree 2008, Dayton, Ohio

Issue:
2008 #3 June
Page:
26
Author:
Thomas C. Hartrum
Description:

A report and photos of the events that took place at this event.

Adventures in Badgerland

Issue:
1996 #3 June
Page:
23
Author:
Dick Kloes
Description:

The story of how members of the Badgerland S Gaugers made it to the NMRA convention in Madison, Wisconsin.

Altoona and the "Curve" Will Welcome the NASG in 1995

Issue:
1994 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Gregg Miller
Description:

A complete introduction to the 1995 NASG Convention and all planned activities. Includes two photos taken on the Altoona Curve.

Altoona Convention Update

Issue:
1995 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Gregg Miller
Description:

Clinics update for the 1995 NASG Convention. Also, model contests to be held at the Convention, including new rules.

Are You Ready for Kansas City?

Issue:
1989 #2 April
Page:
13
Author:
Bill Whitmore
Description:

In introduction to what can be seen in Kansas City when in town for the NASG Convention.

Astro Rail '89 - Report from Houston

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
Bob Werre
Description:

The NMRA's Astro Rail 1989 convention in Houston, Texas saw the first public showing of the Houston S Gaugers' modular club layout. The NMRA even offered an S-scale convention car.

Awards Banquet

Issue:
2012 #5 October
Page:
26
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos of those who received awards at the 2012 NASG Convention.

Back to Diner Heaven

Issue:
2008 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Diners to be found near the 2008 NASG Convention location.

Badgerland at Mad City

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
36
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A photo essay of the Badgerland S Gaugers club set up at the NMRA Mad City show in Madison, Wisconsin.

Baltimore Area American Flyer Club

Issue:
2019 #4 July
Page:
35
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Photos and a brief description of the club's set-up at the Great Scale Show in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

Best in Show Duluth 2010

Issue:
2010 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
R. James Whipple
Description:

Contest winners report for the 2010 NASG Convention.

Best of Show

Issue:
2003 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A listing of the contest winners at the 2003 NASG Convention, with photos of Andy Malette's and Kenny Palmer's entries.

Best of Show

Issue:
2004 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A listing of the winners of the modeling contests at the 2004 NASG Convention.

Best of Show

Issue:
2005 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A listing of the contest winners at the 2005 NASG Convention.

Best of Show Steamtown 2001

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A listing of all who won contest awards. Includes several photos of the winners. This issue's cover includes some of the model photos in color.

Better Late Than Never...

Issue:
1994 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
John Porter
Description:

Photos and a description of John Porter's 1st place freight car contest win in the 1993 NASG Convention. He also received the best-of-show award.

Both the Fall S Fest and the Badgerland S Gaugers to Celebrate 25 Years

Issue:
2000 #3 June
Page:
24
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Detailed information about the 2000 Fall S Fest, its history and the Badgerland club's history. Includes photos of layouts open during the event.

Branch Lines

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes the 2013 Fall S Fest organized by the State-Line S Gaugers in Janesville, Wisconsin. There are also photos of the South Jersey S Gaugers November 2013 train show.

Branch Lines II

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
29
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Information about the May 2014 Flyer Fest West train show coming up in May 2014. Includes photos of layouts and the Cable Car Museum.

Can You Help Solve This Mystery?

Issue:
2018 #3 May
Page:
35
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

An attendee of a local show shares two photos of his steam locomotives that he cannot identify.

Central Jersey S Scalers 8th Annual Fall Get-Together

Issue:
1989 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

The three-day show was held in November. The author covers all the activities during that time, with 60+ people attending. Includes a track plan of the modular layout's set-up at the show.

Changes and Additions to the Model Contest Rules Are in the Works

Issue:
2019 #2 March
Page:
19
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

The NASG Contest Chair announces new rules that go into effect at the 2019 NASG Convention, which includes processing 3D-printed models.

Chattanooga Convention Report

Issue:
2012 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A detailed report with plenty of photos of the 2012 NASG Convention. Also includes Jay Mellon's vendor report.

Cleveland Area Spring S Spree 2000 is Planned as a "Weekend Retreat"

Issue:
2000 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Joshua Seltzer

Complete Text of the Convention Brochure

Issue:
1981 #6 November
Page:
10
Author:
Lee McCarty
Description:

The full brochure text of the Cuyahoga Valley "S" Gauge Association's invitation to the 1982 NASG Convention.

Connecticut S Gaugers at Chesthire High School

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
33
Author:
Dick Kramer
Description:

A brief description and several photos taken at the Cheshire High School Ram Bank Parents Association train show, where the club set up their layout.

Connecticut S Repair Clinic

Issue:
2018 #5 September
Page:
44
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A brief description and several photos of the Connecticut S Gauge Model Railroad Club's first repair clinic.

Contest Results

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
8
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

A listing and some photos of all the contest winners at the 1985 NASG Convention.

Contest Winners

Issue:
1994 #5 October
Page:
7
Author:
Bob Werre
Description:

Photos and a brief description of the models at the 1994 NASG Convention.

Contest Winners

Issue:
2004 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
Bob Werre
Description:

Photos of some of the contest-winning models.

Contest Winners

Issue:
2009 #5 October
Page:
17
Author:
Bob Werre
Description:

Bob shows photos of the models that won contests at the 2009 NASG Convention.

Contest Winners

Issue:
2010 #5 October
Page:
21
Author:
Bob Werre
Description:

Photos of the contest winners' models at the 2010 NASG Convention.

Convention Best of Show

Issue:
2007 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A listing of all the winners in the various model contests at the 2007 NASG Convention. A photo of Simon Parent and his best-of-show engine are included.

Convention Cars Announced

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
21
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

The 2017 NASG Convention Cars are announced, and shown in photos.

Convention Outlook

Issue:
1984 #4 Fall
Page:
5
Authors:
Elaine Powell & Sam Powell
Description:

Some quick notes about the 1984 NASG Convention, include contest winners.

Convention Report

Issue:
2011 #5 October
Page:
8
Authors:
Jeff Madden & Jay Mellon
Description:

The 2011 NASG Convention was held in conjunction with the 2011 NMRA Convention and NTS Train Show in Sacramento, California. Includes photos of layouts, attendees, contest models, etc.

Dayton S-Spree 2012

Issue:
2012 #3 June
Page:
27
Author:
Tom Hartrum
Description:

The author reports on the 2012 Spring S Spree.

Denver Zephyr '97

Issue:
1997 #2 April
Page:
8
Authors:
Glenn Sponholtz & Karl Sellers
Description:

Prototype railroading in the Denver area when on the way to and from the 1997 NASG Convention.

Denver Zephyr '97

Issue:
1997 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Jerry Porter
Description:

A listing of clinics and local layouts open at the 1997 NASG Convention.

Denver Zephyr '97 Convention Update

Issue:
1997 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Some more updates about the 1997 NASG Convention.

Denver Zephyr 1997

Issue:
1996 #6 December
Page:
12
Description:

A preview of the 1997 NASG Convention to be held in Denver, Colorado.

Dispatch at the 1997 National Model and Hobby Show

Issue:
1997 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

The author reports S-scale models shown at the National Model and Hobby Show in Chicago, Illinois.

Donors Make an Early Christmas

Issue:
2017 #6 November
Page:
13
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Three people won items donated by the manufacturers at the 2017 NASG Convention.

Elaine's Elaborations

Issue:
1983 #1 Winter
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:

Attending NASG Conventions, as told from a woman's perspective, and how can Conventions be held so as to reduce the costs to those attending them?

Elaine's Elaborations

Issue:
1984 #1 Winter
Page:
2
Author:
Elaine Powell
Description:

Why would a club want to organize and host an NASG Convention or other major event?

Entering Model Contests

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author describes how to prepare a model to be entered for a contest (specifically the annual NASG Convention contests).

Extra 2011 West

Issue:
2011 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

Detailed information about the 2011 NASG Convention later in the year.

Extra 2011 West

Issue:
2011 #2 April
Page:
8
Authors:
Ed Loizeaux & Lee Johnson
Description:

Information about the upcoming 2011 NASG Convention, which is a joint-NMRA convention.

Fall 'S' Fest Report

Issue:
2012 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The 37th annual Fall S Fest was held in the Milwaukee area and hosted by the Badgerland S Gaugers, with about 400-500 people attending. The show report includes photos taken at the event.

Fall S Fest

Issue:
2018 #1 January
Page:
37
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A brief review of the annual S-scale show, which includes several photos.

Fall S Fest 2004

Issue:
2004 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A report of the 29th annual Fall S Fest hosted by the Badgerland S Gaugers in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area.

Fall S Fest 2011 St. Louis MO

Issue:
2011 #6 December
Page:
27
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reports on the activities of this event.

Fall S Fest 2018

Issue:
2019 #1 January
Page:
35
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author briefly reports on this event. Includes several photos taken there. This article is only available in the online PDF version of the issue.

Fall S Fest Report

Issue:
1981 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

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

Fall S Fest Report

Issue:
2009 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A brief review of the show and some photos.

Fall S Fest Report - 2010

Issue:
2010 #6 December
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos and a review of the 2010 Fall S Fest in Tinley Park.

Fall S Fest... Records Broken; Founders Honored

Issue:
2000 #6 December
Page:
11
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A report on the show held in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Includes a number of photos of people attending the event.

Fall S Happenings

Issue:
2008 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A brief report on the 2008 Fall S Fest with a couple of photos. Also covered is the Indianapolis S Show.

Fighting Fatigue in Woburn

Issue:
1983 #3 Summer
Page:
13
Author:
David Bredemeier
Description:

Having just joined the Bristol S Gauge Railroaders club, the author describes his experience being part of the hosting club of an NASG Convention.

First Dayton Area S Spree A Success!

Issue:
1999 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Photos and a recap of the first S Spree organized by Miami Valley S Gaugers of Dayton, Ohio.

First Michigan Spree a Success

Issue:
2010 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Report about the show.

Flyer Fest West

Issue:
2019 #1 January
Page:
38
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A report about this event, and several photos taken there. This article is only available in the online PDF version of the issue.

Flyer Fest West 14

Issue:
2014 #4 August
Page:
24
Author:
Paul Guaraglia
Description:

A report and photos of the event held in San Mateo, CA. Includes several photos.

Flyer Fest West 2017

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
25
Author:
Paul Guaraglia
Description:

A description of the upcoming event hosted by the Golden Gate American Flyer Club, which includes the two Lionel tank cars they are offering.

Flyer Fest West IV

Issue:
2003 #3 June
Page:
33
Author:
David Dewey
Description:

A behind-the-scenes review of the show held in 2003.

Flyer Modules Win Award at Milwaukee Trainfest

Issue:
1998 #6 December
Page:
15
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Ron Schlicht and Jim Starosta, members of the Badgerland S Gaugers received the award for their 6 American Flyer straight modules at the 1998 Trainfest.

FlyerFest 2001-2002

Issue:
2002 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

After a brief introduction to this informal event, the author describes what happened at Phil Moser's home with nearly 950 feet of AF track laid down. Includes a couple of photos taken at the event, as well as a rough track plan spanning almost the entire house.

Forty Years of S Gauge Conventions

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
17
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A listing of all of the NASG Conventions from 1961 through 2002.

From the Firemans' Side of the Cab

Issue:
1981 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Jim Kindraka
Description:

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

Go West, Or Whatever, For S

Issue:
1994 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
Gil Hulin
Description:

More updates on the schedule of the 1994 NASG Convention. Includes some area prototype railfan photos, a list of the clinics, and the Amtrak timetable.

Great Northern Pacific Tour

Issue:
1998 #3 June
Page:
15
Author:
Gil Hulin
Description:

The 1998 S-West III will be visiting Jess Bennett's layout as part of a three-layout tour.

Greeley's Contest Winner

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
35
Author:
Chris Yuergens
Description:

The author briefly shares his history in model railroading, being relatively new to S-scale, and how he participated in the make-n-take clinic at the 2016 NASG Convention, where he built the building for which he won the Greeley popular vote. Includes photos of the building.

Greeley's Place

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
25
Author:
Mike Andrzejewski
Description:

The author built this building as part of the Make-and-take clinic, and won the "Greeley's Place" contest in the process. He describes what he did, the story behind the scene, and shares several additional photos.

Greeley's Place Contest

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
13
Author:
various authors
Description:

This year's contest was converting an American Flyer caboose into a not-caboose model. The contest entries are shown on a one-page photo essay.

Holy "S" Batman!! 520 Register for 1997 Fall S-Fest

Issue:
1998 #1 February
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A brief review and some photos of the event.

How To Get Board Promoting S

Issue:
1994 #6 December
Page:
33
Author:
Alan Evans
Description:

The author built three display boards to indicate the differences between S-scale's track, couplers, and wheels.

I-Hobby Expo

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
31
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

The author reports on new S-scale items found at the annual Hobby Manufacturers Association product show.

Impressions of an Ambitious Convention-goer

Issue:
1990 #4 August
Page:
7
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Description:

The author reports on all the activities in which he and his wife participated at the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention.

It's Great in Dayton in 2005

Issue:
2005 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Thomas C. Hartrum
Description:

The behind-the-scenes story of the 1999 Spring S Spree car, which was a U.S. Army flat car with a crate labeled "From Roswell, NM to Wright-Patterson AFB", because legend has it that the aliens crashed in New Mexico are kept in Wright-Patterson. The author wound up being the one who built the crates for the car.

It's Steamtown in Scranton, Pennsylvania for the NASG Convention in 2001

Issue:
2000 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Ken Schwartz
Description:

Prototype photos of things to see in Scranton, PA for the 2001 NASG Convention.

Jay Mellon on the Layout Tour

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
33
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

The author shares photos he took while visiting layouts at the 2016 NASG Convention.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1996 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Commentary about the S-scale-only regional and national events.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1997 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author attended the 1997 NMRA Convention and NTS show, and shares his views on how S-scale could be involved in those national events.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1998 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author shares his thoughts on how to improve NASG Conventions.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
1999 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reflects on joint NMRA/NASG conventions, conjunction conventions (at the same time but slightly different locations), and back-to-back conventions (same location, but one immediately following the other).

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author makes the case for local clubs to consider starting a regional convention, similar to the Fall S Fest or the Spring S Spree.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The issue of joint versus stand-alone NASG Conventions is discussed in this column, supplemented by comments by Josh Seltzer on the issue. The problem is that joint conventions aren't as well attended by S-scale modelers as when the convention is a stand-alone one.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2003 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Celebrating his 10th year as editor of this magazine, the author reflects how to got "roped" into becoming an S-scale modeler. The column continues with a review of the 2003 NASG Convention, of which he was a co-chair.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2005 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Sam Powell
Description:

In this guest editorial by Sam, he reflects on the 2005 NASG Convention and how he believes that the hi-rail modelers are now the main force in S-scale.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2006 #4 August
Page:
6
Author:
Richard Lind
Description:

The author describes his visit to the NMRA's National Train Show in Philadelphia, PA.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2009 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

How to justify the expense of going to conventions.

Jeff's Junction

Issue:
2010 #6 December
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The editor draws the distinction between two types of S-scale model railroad displays set up at train shows.

Jeff's Junctions

Issue:
2009 #5 October
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The editor is observing how NASG Convention attendance might be related to the general state of the economy, as well as the number of NASG members that live in the area where the Convention is held that year.

Kansas City '89 Convention Overview

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
12
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

The author reviews the 1989 NASG Convention.

Kansas City '89 Manufacturer News

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
16
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

A listing of what was new at the Convention.

Kansas City '89 NASG National Convention Model Contest Winners

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
17
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Photos of the model contests winners.

Lake Special #99

Issue:
1998 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Introduction and description of the 1999 NASG Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This covers several pages, and includes a few model photos.

Lake Special 99 Saint Paul

Issue:
1999 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Several pages with info about the Convention, and the Convention cars.

Largest Area Ever for Upcoming Fall S Fest in Illinois

Issue:
2002 #3 June
Page:
17
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

Some information about the upcoming 2002 Fall S Fest.

Layouts

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photo essay of layouts at the 2016 NASG Convention.

Layouts on Tour

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
21
Author:
various authors
Description:

A photo essay of local layouts open during the 2001 NASG Convention.

Layouts Seen at Worcester

Issue:
1998 #5 October
Page:
20
Authors:
Bob Werre & Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos of layouts open during the layout tours at the 1998 NASG Convention.

Layouts Seen in California

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
various authors
Description:

Some photos of layouts that were open during the 2000 NASG Convention, including Bill Roberts' (includes a track plan of his layout), Don Harper's, Steve Anderson's, Jim Sweeney's, Ed Loizeaux', David Butterfield's, and a track plan of Lee Johnson's portable layout.

Layouts Seen in Minnesota

Issue:
1999 #5 October
Page:
20
Author:
various authors
Description:

Various photos of area layouts open during the 1999 NASG Convention.

Len Giovannolli and the Xfer Caboose Caper

Issue:
1994 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
Rollie Mercier
Description:

The author built a cross-shaped caboose out of two A.F. cabooses, placed it on an A.F. crossing. He tells the story of how he was the auctioneer at the 1982 NASG Convention, and how and why Len bid on and won the contraption. Includes a photo of Len holding the work.

Lookout Junction

Issue:
2011 #1 February
Page:
15
Author:
John Eichmann
Description:

Photos of "Lookout Junction" that will be at this year's national convention. Includes the layout's track plan.

Lowell Convention Report

Issue:
2008 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A detailed report with photos of the 2008 NASG Convention. It is followed by pages of photos of attendees, award winners, and the contest models.

Make-And-Take Clinic

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
23
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A description of this special clinic at the 2016 NASG Convention. Also includes other clinics that were offered, information about the Greeley's contest, and a couple more photos taken at the event.

Make-and-take Clinic

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
24
Author:
Ken Zieska
Description:

Having conducted the make-and-take clinic at the 2016 NASG Convention, the author shares his experience watching 18 people being guided in building a structure kit right there at the show. Includes several photos taken at the clinic.

Manufacturer of the Year

Issue:
1994 #5 October
Page:
13
Description:

The 1994 award went to Tom Hodgson of American Hi-Rail, primarily for his steam and diesel conversion shells.

Miami Valley S Gaugers

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
42
Author:
Alan Smith
Description:

The club set up their layout at the NMRA's 2016 National Train Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Miami Valley S Gaugers

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
36
Author:
Ray Garbee
Description:

The author shares photos of the club's set-up at the 2016 NMRA Division 7 train show.

Midwest Infested

Issue:
2015 #1 January
Page:
19
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reports on the 2014 Fall S Fest and the all-scales Trainfest in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee '85 Convention Wrapup

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
12
Author:
Ken Zieska
Description:

At the 1985 NMRA Convention, S-scale was well-represented by the largest layout at the convention. Photos accompany this brief article.

Milwaukee Trainfest 2012

Issue:
2012 #6 December
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos taken at the show, as well as at local layouts that were open for tours.

Model Contest

Issue:
2018 #5 September
Page:
19
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

A quick review of the contest entries, with plenty of photos. More photos are found starting on page 45 of the PDF version.

Mostly for the Ladies

Issue:
1996 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
Nancy Held
Description:

The author describes all the plans that the 1996 NASG Convention will have for the ladies.

Mountaineer Limited 2008 NASG National Convention

Issue:
2008 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More information about the 2008 NASG Convention in Lowell, MA, covering all the layouts open, and clinics. Includes several layout photos.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
23
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author briefly reports on what the Coastal Carolina Trainfest is all about and how he promoted S-scale at the event. Includes one photo of the author's set-up.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
6
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author reflects on what makes NASG Conventions so great.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author talks about the T-Trak modules at the NASG Conventions, consider writing an article about your layout for the Dispatch, and he shares a photo of a Harbor Master's office diorama.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author reports on the Trainfest show in North Carolina, for which his club is a sponsoring member. He also covers products created by British company Deluxe Materials.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2017 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author briefly describes his visit to the 2017 NASG Convention, and what the NASG BOT is planning on doing.

Musings from the Beach

Issue:
2018 #3 May
Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author reports on the World's Greatest Hobby show in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Musings from the Convention

Issue:
2018 #5 September
Page:
18
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author reviews the 2018 NASG Convention. Includes some photos.

NASG 2002 National Convention Schedule

Issue:
2002 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Events schedule for the 2002 NASG Convention, and tour descriptions. Includes several photos of layouts that are open during the Convention.

NASG 2003 Convention Report

Issue:
2003 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Thorough review of the event, with lots of photos of people and models.

NASG 2004 Convention Report

Issue:
2004 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A report of the events that took place at the 2004 NASG Convention. Includes many photos.

NASG 2005 Convention Report - Now and Then

Issue:
2005 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A review of all the activities that took place at the Convention, followed by many pages of photos of models, layouts, and people.

NASG 2006 Convention Report

Issue:
2006 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A full report of the 2006 NASG Convention held in Pontiac, Michigan.

NASG 2007

Issue:
2007 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Core information about the upcoming 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

NASG 2007

Issue:
2007 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More details about the upcoming 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

NASG 2007

Issue:
2007 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More details about the upcoming 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD, including a history behind the club organizing the event, and the decision as to why the convention car was chosen.

NASG 2007 Contest Models

Issue:
2007 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
Bob Werre
Description:

Photos of some of the contest models found at the 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

NASG 2007 Convention Report

Issue:
2007 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A detailed report about the 2007 NASG Convention in Baltimore, MD.

NASG 2008 National Convention Update

Issue:
2008 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More information about the 2008 NASG Convention in Lowell, MA, covering all the layouts open, and clinics. Includes several layout photos.

NASG 2012 Convention

Issue:
2011 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

Introductions to the 2012 NASG Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

NASG 2012 Convention

Issue:
2012 #1 February
Page:
27
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

Covers the Convention car, area dining, the special Flyer contest, and the tentative schedule.

NASG 2012 Convention

Issue:
2012 #2 April
Page:
4
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

Covers the area sightings at the upcoming Convention, as well as a number of updates.

NASG 2012 Convention

Issue:
2012 #3 June
Page:
14
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

Layouts one can visit on the way to or from the Convention.

NASG 2013 Annual Convention

Issue:
2013 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Description:

Introductory information about the 2013 NASG Convention in Scranton, PA.

NASG 2015 Convention

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
11
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

More details on clinics and the schedule for the upcoming Convention.

NASG 2016 Convention

Issue:
2016 #2 March
Page:
9
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Detailed information about the upcoming 2016 NASG Convention. Includes photos of the hotel, the two Convention cars, and a description of the extra-fare tours.

NASG 2016 Convention

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
21
Authors:
Dan Navarre & Gaylord Gill
Description:

More details about the upcoming Convention, with photos of local layouts.

NASG 2016 Convention

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
14
Author:
Gaylord Gill
Description:

More details about the upcoming Convention, covering local layouts, model contests, clinics, registration, the hotel, and the event's schedule.

NASG 50th Anniversary Convention

Issue:
2010 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
Walt Jopke
Description:

Many details about the upcoming 2010 NASG Convention, including Tony Koester as the special banquet speaker.

NASG Annual Awards

Issue:
2018 #5 September
Page:
26
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

A brief listing of the awards won at this year's NASG Convention.

NASG Annual Convention

Issue:
1996 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos, contest winners, and a summary of the 1996 NASG Convention in Dearborn, Michigan.

NASG Annual Convention

Issue:
1997 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos and a report of the 1997 NASG Convention in Denver, CO.

NASG Annual Convention -Horseshoe Curve 1995-

Issue:
1995 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes the events at the Convention. Includes many photos taken at the event.

NASG Annual Membership Business Meeting Minutes - 1997

Issue:
1997 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A report of what happened at the general membership meeting at the 1997 NASG Convention.

NASG at the National Train Show

Issue:
2008 #5 October
Page:
34
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

A report and a few photos of the NASG's booth at the NTS in 2008.

NASG at the National Train Show

Issue:
2018 #6 November
Page:
2
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

At the NTS show put on with the NMRA, the NASG had a booth at the August 2018 show.

NASG at the S Scale Midwest Show

Issue:
2017 #6 November
Page:
38
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

Reporting on the first merged show, covering S- and O-scale modeling in the Midwest. Includes three photos.

NASG at the S Scale Midwest Show

Issue:
2017 #6 November
Page:
39
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Another report on the first merged show, covering S- and O-scale modeling in the Midwest. Includes three photos.

NASG at the WGH on Tour

Issue:
2016 #4 July
Page:
19
Author:
Greg Klein
Description:

A report of the NASG booths at the WGH shows attended in 2016. The article concludes with a strong negative comment about perceived support for the NASG booths.

NASG at the WGH on Tour

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
15
Author:
Greg Klein
Description:

The NASG booth at the WGH show, sharing a couple of photos from recent shows.

NASG Board of Trustees (BOT) Meeting Minutes - 1997

Issue:
1997 #5 October
Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A report of what happened at the BOT meeting at the 1997 NASG Convention.

NASG Business Meeting

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Notes about the 2017 NASG BOT meeting. The rest of this article is really a continuation of the report started on page 17.

NASG Contest Awards

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A listing of the model contest winners of the 2000 NASG Convention. Includes photos of Dick Karnes and his best-of-show model. Photos of the various models start on page 14.

NASG Contest Winners

Issue:
1999 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Steve Monson
Description:

Contest results, and a detailed description of the models, from the 1999 NASG Convention, including some photos.

NASG Dearborn Convention Schedule

Issue:
1996 #3 June
Page:
8
Description:

The times and events taking place at the 1996 NASG Convention.

NASG Functions at the San Jose NASG/NMRA Convention

Issue:
2000 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
unaccredited

NASG Information Booth at WGH

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
26
Author:
Greg Klein
Description:

The author reports on the NASG booths at the various World's Greatest Hobby shows.

NASG Model Contest

Issue:
1990 #4 August
Page:
17
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

A listing of all the winners, and photos of the models taken at the 1990 NASG Convention.

NASG Model Contest

Issue:
1992 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

A listing and photos of the contest winners at the 1992 NASG Convention.

NASG Model Contest

Issue:
1993 #5 October
Page:
6
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

A listing of the 1993 NASG Convention's contest winners, with photos of the models.

NASG Model Contest

Issue:
1994 #5 October
Page:
6
Description:

A listing of the contest winners at the 1994 NASG Convention.

NASG Model Contest

Issue:
1995 #5 October
Page:
9
Description:

The results of the model contests at the 1995 NASG Convention. Photos of the models are shown on the subsequent pages.

NASG Model Contest

Issue:
2012 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A listing of all the model contest winners at the 2012 NASG Convention.

NASG Model Contest 2017

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
20
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

A description of the contests, and photos of the winning models.

NASG Model Contests

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
15
Author:
Monte Heppe
Description:

The author starts a series about how the model contests has held, conducting, and how to enter into these contests at the annual NASG Conventions.

NASG Promotions 2007 National Train Show Report

Issue:
2007 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
Don Thompson
Description:

The author reports on the NASG booth's set up and S-scale layouts at the NMRA show. An additional report by Earl Carlsen reports about the same show from the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers club's perspective.

NASG to Support Regional Conventions

Issue:
2003 #5 October
Page:
28
Author:
Gil Hulin
Description:

The author is spear-heading the Puget Sound 2004 regional convention. This article covers the details. (Hindsight being 20/20, the convention was not a financial success, so this was the one and only regional convention the NASG ever participated in).

New at the Spree

Issue:
2003 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A page of photos of new products taken at the 2003 Spring S Spree.

New Brunswick '88 Convention Overview

Issue:
1988 #4 October
Page:
8
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

The author reports on his visit to the 1988 NASG Convention. Includes several photos, including most of the contest winners' models.

New from the North

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
27
Authors:
Andy Malette & Jim Martin
Description:

The authors cover the local shows that The S Scale Workshop members attend, and how they help the effort of spreading the news of S-scale modeling in Canada. Includes some photos of show attendees.

New Location for 12th Annual Spring S-Spree - Dayton, Ohio

Issue:
1999 #1 February
Page:
23
Author:
Rick Smith
Description:

Detailed information about the 1999 Spring S-Spree, the first one being hosted by the Miami Valley S Gaugers.

NMRA/NASG Joint Convention

Issue:
1989 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Wade
Description:

The 1990 NASG Convention will have an opportunity to expose non-S modelers to our scale, or so the author speculates.

O/S Scale West Report

Issue:
2007 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author reports about the activities at the show, and shares a few photos.

On The Road Again

Issue:
2002 #3 June
Page:
18
Author:
Bob Werre
Description:

The author shows how he packs his equipment for train shows.

OS from S Tower

Issue:
2012 #1 February
Page:
5
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author revisits the merit of joint NMRA/NASG conventions vs. stand-alone ones, making arguments for both.

Perma-Bilt Kits

Issue:
2002 #1 February
Page:
14
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

The author held two clinics at the 2001 NASG Convention about building this older kits. Wally Collins started this effort upon finding 80 kits in his basements. The article includes some tips the author gave at the clinics about building these 1950s-vintage kits. Includes several model photos in the author's collection.

Photostory

Issue:
1990 #4 August
Page:
12
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

Photos, with captions, taken at the 1990 Convention.

Pittsburgh's The One!

Issue:
1990 #1 January
Page:
5
Description:

All the details about the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention in Pittsburgh, PA, including the schedule, a Pittsburgh map, clinics, layout tours, and prototype activities.

Plan for the 1994 Columbia River Convention

Issue:
1993 #6 December
Page:
10
Description:

A brief introduction to the 1994 NASG Convention.

President's Message

Issue:
1986 #2 Spring
Page:
2
Author:
Ed Loizeaux
Description:

The various ways in which the non-S organizations and magazines are acknowledging S-scale efforts, and new companies and products that are flowing into S-scale.

President's Message

Issue:
1990 #4 August
Page:
4
Author:
Michael Ferraro
Description:

The NASG President introduces the new Dispatch editor, and thanks all those involved in the leadership of the 1990 NASG Convention.

President's Message

Issue:
2019 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Will Holt
Description:

Encouraging members to attend the 2019 NASG Convention. Recruiting people for the NASG committees.

Recent S Meets

Issue:
2006 #6 December
Page:
13
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A quick review of the Fall S Fest and the Indianapolis S Show.

Report on the Upcoming NASG Convention

Issue:
1984 #1 Winter
Page:
12
Author:
Lee McCarty
Description:

An update on the information for the upcoming 1984 NASG Convention.

Reports from the Puget Sound 2004 Regional

Issue:
2004 #5 October
Page:
13
Author:
various authors
Description:

Various brief reports about the first (and only) regional NASG convention. Only 43 people registered, but there were lots of activities. Also includes a report from the NMRA's National Train Show and the S-scale vendors that were there.

Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers

Issue:
2017 #2 March
Page:
34
Author:
John Eichmann
Description:

The club is preparing their layout for display at the 2019 NMRA National Train Show in Utah.

Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers

Issue:
2019 #2 March
Page:
37
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

(only available in the online version) Photos of the club's January 2019 public library show. (related web page)

S Climbs The Alleghenies

Issue:
2005 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

Some information about what goes on at an NASG Convention, and detailed information about the upcoming 2005 one. Includes photos of nearby activities.

S Climbs The Alleghenies

Issue:
2005 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A listing of the tours available during the 2005 NASG Convention.

S Gauge Modules at NMRA National Convention

Issue:
1984 #4 Fall
Page:
4
Author:
Tom Hawley
Description:

The 1984 NMRA convention in Kansas City had an S-scale layout set up by modules from the Heartland S Rails (Kansas City S Gaugers) and three modules brought by members of the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers. The article continues with proposing plans for setting up the modular layout at the 1985 NMRA show.

S Gaugers at Trainfest

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
21
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes and shares photos of the Trainfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin held in November 2013.

S Meet Roundup

Issue:
2005 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

A brief review of the Indianapolis S Show and the Fall S Fest (includes several photos), and a preview of the O Scale & S West and the Spring S Spree shows.

S on Display

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
9
Author:
various authors
Description:

Photos of the NASG booth at the NMRA annual show, and Rocky Mountain Hirailers club's layout at a local show.

S Pikes

Issue:
2010 #2 April
Page:
16
Author:
various authors
Description:

A few photos of the layouts open at the 2010 NASG Convention, and from the Sn3 Symposium in Houston, Texas.

S Scale Layout for the 1989 NMRA Nation Convention Houston, Texas

Issue:
1989 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Bob Werre
Description:

A couple of photos of the Houston S Gaugers' modular club layout under construction.

S Spree Draws Big Crowd

Issue:
2001 #3 June
Page:
12
Author:
Alan Evans
Description:

A review of the event in Columbus, Ohio. Includes several photos.

S-MOD Knocks Their Socks Off!

Issue:
1990 #4 August
Page:
9
Author:
Don DeWitt
Description:

The author reports the results of building a 7,200 sqft modular S-scale layout at the Convention. Also included are a full-page drawing of the final track plan, and a full-page photo during set-up.

S-MOD System Modular Layout Plans for Pittsburgh

Issue:
1990 #2 April
Page:
5
Author:
Don DeWitt
Description:

The author shares his detailed plan for the 80'x120' S-scale modular layout planned for the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention. He also requests that attendees help with set-up and promotion. Includes a full-page track plan of the layout.

S-Pikes at the Convention

Issue:
2010 #5 October
Page:
17
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Many photos taken during the 2010 NASG Convention.

S-pikes at the Spree

Issue:
2010 #3 June
Page:
16
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Photos taken at this year's Spree.

S-West III A Success!

Issue:
1998 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
John Eichmann
Description:

Gil Hulin, Ernie Horr, and Jess Bennett put together the Western Regional S Convention, September 17-19, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 59 people registered.

Sacramento '85 Convention Wrapup

Issue:
1985 #3 Summer
Page:
6
Author:
Lee Johnson
Description:

A review of all the activities that took place the NASG Convention.

San Jose S Layout Tour Update

Issue:
1999 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Detailed information about the layouts open during the 2000 NASG Convention. Includes several photos.

Sappo Display Highlights This Year's Spring S Spree

Issue:
2000 #3 June
Page:
22
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author attends the Spring S Spree in Strongsville, Ohio, put on by the Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association. Includes several photos of Randy Sappo's structures, Josh Seltzer and his layout, and Jim Zborowski's layout.

Sights of KC

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
5
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

A couple of photos of the area where the upcoming NASG Convention is to be held.

Slim Gauge Observations

Issue:
2011 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author reports on the 31st National Narrow Gauge Convention which was held in Hickory, North Carolina on September 7-10, 2011. Includes a few photos of S-related items at the show.

Southern Michigan Express

Issue:
2006 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Information about the upcoming NASG Convention, and a history of the Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers club. There is also a detailed listing of the layouts that will be open on the tours, clinics, and a daily schedule.

Spring "S" Spree 2005, Dayton, OH

Issue:
2005 #3 June
Page:
19
Author:
Thomas C. Hartrum
Description:

A review of the event and a few photos.

Spring 'S' Spree Report

Issue:
2013 #3 June
Page:
30
Authors:
Terry Stone & Jeff Madden
Description:

This is a brief review of the show, held at the Quaker Square, which is an old grain silo converted into a hotel. Includes several photos taken at the show.

Spring S Spree

Issue:
1994 #3 June
Page:
26
Author:
Alan Evans
Description:

Photos and some notes about the activities at the event held in Columbus, Ohio.

Spring S Spree 2007 Report

Issue:
2007 #3 June
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A full report of the event, including several photos of attendees, layouts, and models.

St. Louis Convention Report

Issue:
2009 #5 October
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author describes all aspects of the convention held from August 4 to 8, 2009 in St. Louis. There were just under 200 in attendance, but there was lots of interesting things to do. Includes photos of those in attendance, layouts on the tour, and clinics held.

St. Louis Fall S Fest Another Whopper?

Issue:
1999 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A review of the show, and several pages of photos taken at the event.

St. Louis Fall S Fest Report

Issue:
2007 #6 December
Page:
8
Author:
Moe Berk
Description:

The author reports on what happened at the show. Includes many photos.

Standard's Chairman Visits the Sn3 Symposium in Phoenix

Issue:
1997 #2 April
Page:
23
Author:
Robert Sherwood

Steam Town II

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
4
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

In addition to the usual reporting about the 2013 NASG Convention, the author also reports on the awards and the general meetings. There are a lot photos from several people included in this report.

Steamtown 2001

Issue:
2000 #6 December
Page:
13
Author:
John Foley
Description:

More details about the 2001 NASG Convention.

Steamtown II

Issue:
2013 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Description:

More details about the 2013 NASG Convention in Scranton, PA.

Steamtown II 2013 NASG Convention

Issue:
2013 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
Jamie Bothwell
Description:

More details about the upcoming Convention.

Steamtown II Model Contest Winners

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
16
Author:
various authors
Description:

Photos of the winners of contests at the 2013 NASG Convention. More photos are found on page 20 and 21.

Steamtown NASG 2001 Convention

Issue:
2001 #1 February
Page:
30
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More details about the 2001 NASG Convention.

Steamtown NASG 2001 Convention

Issue:
2001 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More details about the 2001 NASG Convention. Includes prototype and layout photos of those who are to be on the tours.

Steamtown NASG 2001 Convention

Issue:
2001 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

More details about the 2001 NASG Convention. Includes prototype and layout photos of those who are to be on the tours.

Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2009 #6 December
Page:
22
Author:
David Heine
Description:

This article is a brief review of the 2009 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Colorado Springs, CO.

Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2010 #2 April
Page:
21
Author:
David Heine
Description:

A review of the 25th Sn3 Symposium, held February 24-27 in Houston, Texas.

Super Eight Modular Layout

Issue:
2018 #6 November
Page:
28
Author:
Jack Ruth
Description:

Photos and a description of the Atlantic Coast S Gaugers - Carolinas Division's Super Eight portable layout.

Take the Road to Milwaukee

Issue:
2008 #3 June
Page:
27
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A preview of what can be expected at this year's Fall S Fest.

Ten Month Train Show

Issue:
2007 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
John Aaron
Description:

The South Jersey S Gaugers moved into a mall with three layouts and were open for ten months. This is their story about building layouts in 7,000sqft of space! Includes several photos of their layouts.

Tenth Annual Narrow Gauge Convention

Issue:
1990 #5 October
Page:
11
Author:
Pete Mihelich
Description:

An American Flyer enthusiast reports on going to his first narrow-gauge convention in his home town. Includes photos he took at the show.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
1995 #6 December
Page:
31
Author:
David Heine
Description:

After the author introduces himself, he reports on the 1995 National Narrow Gauge Convention held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. S-scale was well represented in the model contests at the convention.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
2002 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

A review of the 2002 Sn3 Symposium held in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
2002 #5 October
Page:
23
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author reports on the 2002 National Narrow Gauge convention in Providence, Rhode Island.

The 'S'traight & Narrow

Issue:
2003 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A report about the NASG's booth at the Sn3 Symposium in St. Louis.

The 1991 Model Contest

Issue:
1991 #5 October
Page:
14
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

A listing of all the contest winners, and lots of photos.

The 2006 NASG National Convention

Issue:
2006 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Information about the upcoming NASG Convention, including tours, layouts, clinics, the Convention Car, spouse programs, area attractions, and off-site events. Includes model and prototype photos.

The 20th Annual NASG Convention

Issue:
1990 #6 December
Page:
19
Description:

Detailed information about the 1991 NASG Convention in Syracuse, NY.

The Baltimore Area American Flyer Club

Issue:
2019 #2 March
Page:
35
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

(only available in the online version) Photos of the club's January 2019 mall show.

The Biggest 'S' Gathering Ever!

Issue:
1995 #6 December
Page:
6
Author:
Cliff Saxton
Description:

A description of the show, some photos taken at the event, and a note from editor Jeff Madden on his attending of the event.

The Central Jersey "Get-together"

Issue:
2009 #6 December
Page:
12
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

This annual event made the author reflect on the first one he attended and some of the highlights over the years. Includes photos of significant events at some of the shows.

The Cleveland Flyer

Issue:
1992 #5 October
Page:
7
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

A detailed report about the 1992 NASG Convention, including many of the "people" photos.

The Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
22
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

A report of Dick Kramer attending the Railroad Hobby Show presented by the Amherst Railway Society and manning a table for the NASG. The Pioneer Valley S-Gaugers changes the club's name.

The Conductor's Clipboard

Issue:
2019 #4 July
Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Description:

Things to do while at the 2019 NASG Convention.

The First KC Convention

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author recalls the 1972 NASG Convention (first one held in Kansas City), the 1973-1976 ones, and the 1989 one (the second one held in Kansas City). He then offers ideas for future Convention locations.

The Great "S" Show On Earth

Issue:
2003 #1 February
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

This article covers the information about the upcoming 2003 NASG Convention in Oconomowoc, WI. Includes prototype photos of area activities, and model photos of layouts open for tours.

The Great "S" Show On Earth

Issue:
2003 #2 April
Page:
8
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

This article covers the planned schedule for the 2003 NASG Convention.

The Heartland S-Press

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
4
Authors:
Steve Lunde & Roy Meissner
Description:

More details about the 2014 NASG Convention.

The Michigan Interchange Convention Committee Report

Issue:
1986 #4 Fall
Page:
19
Author:
David Held
Description:

The committee's report on the success of the 1986 NASG Convention.

The Michigan Interchange Convention Highlights

Issue:
1986 #3 Summer
Page:
12
Author:
Jim Kindraka
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 Michigan Interchange Ladies' Program Highlights

Issue:
1986 #3 Summer
Page:
18
Author:
Annette Navarre
Description:

A review of the ladies' activities at the Convention for the 34 ladies that attended.

The Michigan Interchange Model Contest Winners

Issue:
1986 #3 Summer
Page:
9
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Contest winners during the 1986 NASG Convention. Includes photos and descriptions of many of the models.

The Minuteman Express

Issue:
1997 #6 December
Page:
23
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Several pages of information about the 1998 NASG Convention.

The Minuteman Express

Issue:
1998 #1 February
Page:
19
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Several pages of information about the 1998 NASG Convention.

The Minuteman Express

Issue:
1998 #2 April
Page:
23
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Several pages of information about the 1998 NASG Convention.

The NASG at the NMRA

Issue:
1991 #5 October
Page:
6
Author:
Bob Jackson
Description:

A report of the NASG's booth at the 1991 NMRA convention in Denver, Colorado. Also covered were the other S-scale activities at the show.

The New Look of the Spring "S" Spree

Issue:
2010 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
Jerry Poniatowski
Description:

An overview of the new location for this annual show.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2005 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
Gerry Evans
Description:

The author reviews the 2005 Sn3 Symposium. Includes several photos.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2005 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author and his wife manned the NASG booth at the 25th National Narrow Gauge Convention in Dearborn, Michigan. He offers a complete review of the show, from an S-scale perspective. Includes several photos.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2006 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author reports on the 2006 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Durango, Colorado. Includes two photos.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2007 #5 October
Page:
26
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author reports on the 2007 National Narrow Gauge Convention held in Portland, Maine, including which new S-scale products were available from the various vendors. Includes several model and prototype photos.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2008 #2 April
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author reviews his attendance of the Sn3 Symposium held in February in St. Louis. There were 10 S/Sn3 layouts open for tours. Includes several photos.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2008 #6 December
Page:
16
Author:
David Heine
Description:

The author reports about the 2008 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Portland, Oregon. Includes several photos taken at the event.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2009 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
David Heine
Description:

A basics article on "scale" vs. "gauge", what is narrow-gauge, how and where the various narrow gauges were used, and the history of narrow-gauge prototype railroads.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2009 #2 April
Page:
18
Author:
David Heine
Description:

This article is a review of the 24th Sn3 Symposium held in Clearwater, Florida from February 25th to the 28th. Photos of some of the narrow and standard gauge layouts that were open during the show are included.

The Straight & Narrow

Issue:
2010 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
David Heine
Description:

Overview of the 30th National Narrow Gauge Convention held in the St. Louis area on September 1st through 4th, 2010. Includes photos of Sn3 and Sn2 layouts and modules.

Third Annual Yahoo S Scale List Seminar

Issue:
2007 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

A report on the clinic/meeting that was held for members of the Yahoo! Groups S-scale discussion list.

To Fee or Not to Fee?...

Issue:
1998 #6 December
Page:
14
Author:
John Eichmann
Description:

The author requested information from various clubs to find out if they charged show organizers for the display of their club's layout, and how they determined the dollar amount. He shares his findings in this article.

Touring the Altoona Area

Issue:
1995 #1 February
Page:
18
Description:

Photos and information about what can be seen in the Altoona, PA area, Calvin Flaugh's A.F. layout, and the Cambria & Indiana Railroad, all part of the 1995 NASG Convention events.

Trainfest 2017

Issue:
2018 #1 January
Page:
38
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

The author reports on this multi-scale event that took place in West Allis, Michigan. The Badgerland S Gaugers and the Chicagoland S Gaugers merged their modules to form a large S-scale layout (photos included).

Trains, Planes & Automobiles

Issue:
1995 #6 December
Page:
20
Author:
Dan Navarre
Description:

Introduction to the 1996 NASG Convention in Dearborn, Michigan.

Valley Forge Convention Summary

Issue:
1993 #5 October
Page:
14
Author:
Moe Berk
Description:

A detailed report about what happened at the 1993 NASG Convention.

Vendor Hall

Issue:
2018 #5 September
Page:
23
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

The author provides his usual review of which vendors were at this year's NASG Convention, including a couple photos.

Vendor Report from 2016 NASG Convention

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
26
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

Jay reports on the vendors at the Convention, and what they had to offer.

Vendor Rooms

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
24
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

A report of the vendors at the NASG Convention, along with photos of several of them or their products.

Vendors

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
18
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

The author reports on the vendors at the 2014 NASG Convention.

Vendors and Exhibitors

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
10
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

Jay presents his now annual report on what he saw in the vendors' hall at the 2013 NASG Convention. He also gives his perspective on the rest of the Convention, including the clinics he attended.

Vendors Report

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
19
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

The author reports about the various vendors he saw at the 2015 NASG Convention.

We Went to Kansas City

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
14
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A report and photos of the 2015 NASG Convention, including contest winners, award winners,

We're Goin' to Kansas City

Issue:
2015 #3 May
Page:
5
Author:
Dave Blum
Description:

More details and photos related to the upcoming 2015 NASG Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, including details about clinics, the schedule, and several photos.

Welcome to Pittsburgh!

Issue:
1990 #3 June
Page:
17
Author:
R. James Whipple
Description:

The event coordinator covers all the planned activities for the 1990 joint NMRA/NASG Convention in Pittsburgh.

Western New York S Scale Assn.

Issue:
2017 #1 January
Page:
38
Authors:
Dan Malkiewicz & Gregg Mummert
Description:

The authors share photos of the club's set-up at the 2016 Toy Train Operating Society Niagra Frontier Division show in Cheektowaga, New York.

What is A Flyer Fest?

Issue:
1994 #6 December
Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

A Flyer Fest is not a conventional train show, but rather a gathering of people at a host's home, where hundreds of feet of A.F. and A.F.-compatible track is placed on the floor with trains operating. The article includes many photos from the 1993 event. The article describes the history of the event. The track plan of the 1993 event is included (two pages), which was held at Mike Schafer's house.

Where Rivers and Railroads Met

Issue:
2009 #3 June
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

Layout tours and railfan locations for the 2009 NASG Convention in St. Louis.

World's Greatest Hobby in Houston

Issue:
2018 #3 May
Page:
36
Author:
Don Hand
Description:

A few photos of the NASG booth at the 2018 WGH show.

X2011

Issue:
2010 #6 December
Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Description:

Jeff conducts an interview with Ed Loizeaux about the 2011 convention. Convention photos are found on page 15.

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