A statement of what the NASG is, a brief history of the NASG, what S-scale is, and information about the annual awards the NASG may offer. This issue is the first one edited by Bill Pyper.
The author describes the Product Gallery section of the NASG web site.
The author continues to introduce the members of the NASG BOT.
The editor responds to feedback he got on the previous issue, the one he edited for the NASG.
The NASG Treasurer introduces himself
After describing the purpose and history of the Shay geared steam locomotive, the author provides an in-depth review of the locomotive.
On the previous issue's cover, Bill Fraley's church drew attention, so he briefly describes how he built that model by enlarging it from a cut-out book.
Reports and photos from the Northern Ohio S Scalers', the Pequea Valley Model Railroaders', and a few others' recent meetings.
The author series about model contests at NASG Convention continues with this issue covering how the judging is performed.
The author shares a number of photos of S-scale trains under the family's Christmas tree, as well as his friend's layout. Other Christmas-related photos with trains are included as well.
Having or starting a Christmas tradition around model trains is a good practice. The author shares some of the ones he and his family have developed.
The author describes how the club took on a two-week Christmas train show event at Look Park in Northampton, Massachusetts. This led to the club being hired to build a permanent S-scale Christmas display layout, and the story about how the layout grew over the last year or two.
John Bortz passed away on September 14, 2013 at the age of 94. Includes two photos of him.
One of the two types of gondolas designed by the USRA during WWI was modeled by the author using two damaged A.F. gondolas. Includes several model photos.
The author re-evaluated the rail heights for his sidings and branch lines. He shares the research he did (standard- and narrow-gauge).
What color are sidewalks? The author takes a field trip to investigate (he goes outside!). Chipboard is the conclusion he reached for how best to model sidewalks in S-scale.
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