Although a number of craftsman-style kits are available in S, the author proposes that cheaper plastic kits, similar to Walther's HO-scale Cornerstone ones, are needed in S-scale.
The author built a layout around the perimeter of his room, near the ceiling. He describes the plusses and minuses of such an approach. Includes several photos, and design diagrams for the supports. It also covers his vast AF collection and what he runs on the layout.
The author describes his renamed layout (was "Volunteer Central II") layout based on the what-if scenario of the Tennessee Central still existing. This AF-based layout has lots of track, engines, structures, and over 700 figures. Includes several photos.
This installment covers the creation of the Mt. Washington backdrop for his layout. Includes a few photos. The backdrop is made from sections of insulation foam.
The author reviews the book by Brooks Stover, which covers the prototype BC&G railroad, and how he modeled it in S-scale.
Introductions to the 2012 NASG Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The author reports on the activities of this event.
The proposed plan for the forthcoming year of the NASG's promotions committee.
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