NASG Dispatch 2018 #4 July Articles

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President's Message

Page:
2
Author:
Will Holt
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The NASG BOT is going to review the NASG's Constitution.

Musings from the Beach

Page:
2
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The NASG is always looking for volunteers.

Wooden Truss Bridges Built the Right Way

Page:
4
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:

The author describes how a Howe bridge gains its strength. He provides templates and a step-by-step guide to building such a bridge. Also included are construction photos.

Things Evolve in Your Modeling

Page:
10
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:

The author shares his personal story about how he evolved in his modeling interests, and how some well-known S-scale modelers are doing something similar now.

A Converted Track Cleaner

Page:
12
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:

The author builds a super-structure (a B&O U-2 Unloader) on top of a Centerline Products track cleaner, so that it can remain on the layout without being so obvious.

Train Control and Battery Power

Page:
14
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Electronics
Description:

Detailed information about how trains have been controlled, what "dead rail" is, and how to convert your engines to battery power. The article is continued on page 33 of the PDF version.

A Different Perspective

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24
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:

Using HO-scale structures in the background in deep corners can yield an effective forced-perspective.

News from the North

Page:
28
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:

The author is in the process of moving to a new home, so he is using this opportunity to make some changes to his sectional layout, such as switching to battery power. Includes a sidebar on how to create fish from used chop sticks.

2018 Spring S Spree

Page:
34
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reports on the Spree held in Ohio, with several photos.

Decals for a Freight Car

Page:
37
Author:
Mike Marmer
Category:
Painting & Weathering
Description:

An old hot dog wrapper (unused) led the author to having decals created for it to decorate a reefer car.

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