The author reviews his four years as NASG president, and recommends shortening the length of the term of president.
The author reports on the Trainfest show in North Carolina, for which his club is a sponsoring member. He also covers products created by British company Deluxe Materials.
The Baltimore American Flyer Club have developed an American Flyer train starter set program that is given away for free several times per year. The details are discussed in the article. Photos include a family that won a set. A starter set expansion layout plan and its description are shown on page 35 of the PDF version of this issue.
More events added to the upcoming NASG Convention.
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.
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a scale for the local coal retailer. Includes photos and scale drawings.
Paul Raham describes how he built his fleet of steam locomotives in a difficult-to-model time period of 1919.
It is the size of S- and O-scale equipment that attracted the author to S-scale.
Booster ads (which support the finances of the Dispatch) can be placed in any issue, but the next issue will have extra pages.
The days of the large control panels are done. The author is building his layout with DCC and radio-frequency throttle.
The author describes how he controls the trains on his layout, having divided it into three blocks. Includes photos of the panels, and the girder bridges he is building from scratch. The DCC schematic is shown on pages 33 and 34 of the PDF version of this issue.
The News & Events button has been split into two separate buttons, allowing for extra event information about the various multi-day S-scale events that take place around the U.S. every year. The new Layouts on the Web page has been added. The "When Modeling..." section covers the availability of S-scale bridges. (related web page)
The author reports on the show, and shares several photos. More photos are shown on pages 36 and 37 of the PDF version of this issue.
How one might model the Train of Tomorrow consist in S-scale. Bob Hogan supplied some photos of passenger car trains.
Noted are the passing of David Felmley and David Tanner.
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