A photo tour to Spokane, WA, and this is the first Dispatch issue with a theme: tracklaying.
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.
Review of the HOMA-BED Homasote Roadbed by BO Manufacturing, and the Central of Georgia/Southern Ry. FR-3 Pulpwood Car by SouthWind Models.
A brief article for how to scratchbuild a 6-foot wide seating bench, commonly found at train stations, parks, or backyards. Includes one model photo and construction diagrams.
The idea is for a 45-degree wedges between two back-to-back layout levels. Includes a diagram to show the concept.
History and more detailed information about the State Line S Gaugers located in Illinois and Wisconsin.
The author describes the American Flyer-based layout, how it has its roots in the artist's drawing of the A.C. Gilbert AF catalog from 1950. Having built the layout in a modular fashion, the author was able to move it to a new city. Includes several photos of the layout after the move.
This long article covers track laying from beginning to end. Includes prototype photos of turnouts (close-up), and a turnout detailing diagram.
The series concludes with the construction of the many details that need to be added to building. Includes construction diagrams, and close-up photos, as well as a parts list.
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