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 revisits the merit of joint NMRA/NASG conventions vs. stand-alone ones, making arguments for both.
The author reflects on what it is like to have published 259 issues in 50 years.
The author describes his struggle with the last major scene on his layout, that of capturing the city of Pittsburgh, which also happens to be the first scene that visitors to the layout see when entering the room. He describes building a raised scenic base, since it is also a staging yard. Includes many photos.
A photo essay of the author's layout as he models the EBT.
The author describes the engine that he bought from the Stan Furmanak estate, which was an American Model unit that needed to be repainted.
How the Spokane, Panhandle, and Palouse Model Railroaders (SP&P) club was started, and what their membership requirements are. Includes a number of photos of members working on other members' home layouts.
Covers the Convention car, area dining, the special Flyer contest, and the tentative schedule.
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.
Arthur "Art" Doty passed away on January 23, 2012.
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