NASG Dispatch Articles: Museums

Alto Model Train Museum

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
15
Author:
Mary Haley
Description:

Several people are asked about the hobby of model railroading, in this re-print article, and what they think the future of the hobby is. Included are photos of club members, the layout, and a track plan of the S-scale layout (one of two layouts).

Christmas at the Finger Lakes

Issue:
2016 #6 November
Page:
13
Author:
Preston E. Pierce
Description:

Planning and creating the S-scale Polar Express display layout for the holiday season at the Ontario County Historical Society in Canandaigua, New York.

Grandpa's Model Trains & Toy Museum

Issue:
2010 #6 December
Page:
16
Author:
Glenn Miller
Description:

The author and his wife and granddaughter built a multi-gauge layout, open to visitors.

Illinois Railroad Museum

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
21
Author:
Jay Mellon
Description:

The author visited the museum as part of his trip to the NASG Convention. The museum has steam and diesel locomotives, and buses and trolleys. Several photos are included.

Piedmont S Gaugers Holiday Display

Issue:
2014 #6 November
Page:
11
Author:
Adria Focht
Description:

The director of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum describes the annual S-scale layout display that is put on with the help of the Piedmont S Gaugers club. Includes many photos of the layout.

Railroad Museum of S. Florida

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
23
Author:
Marty Lydecker
Description:

The museum has a 9'x20' S-scale layout, and it describes the issues they have had to deal with. The article includes a couple of photos and the track plan for the display layout. More photos are available on page 34 of the PDF version of this issue.

Shelburne Museum American Flyer

Issue:
2019 #2 March
Page:
15
Author:
various authors
Description:

The owner of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont was a friend of A.C.Gilbert. Gilbert built an American Flyer layout at the museum in 1954, but it was retired in 1970. The authors all got together and built a new AF layout for the museum. Includes photos and a track plan.

The National Museum of Transportation

Issue:
1992 #6 December
Page:
29
Author:
Mike Palmiter
Description:

The author visits the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis. Includes several photos of equipment on the grounds.

Visit Sam Powell's Layout in August

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
8
Author:
unaccredited
Description:

The move and re-assembly of Sam's layout is now complete at the Tri Town Area Historical Society in Dawson, PA. Includes a couple of photos, and driving instructions to visit it while on your way to the 2017 NASG Convention.

Working on the Railroad Days

Issue:
1996 #1 February
Page:
6
Author:
Sue Mason
Description:

This is a reprinted article from the Canton Observer (Detroit) describing the activities and the people who work at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, a visit to which is planned for the 1996 NASG Convention's activities.

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