NASG Dispatch 2019 #3 May Articles

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President's Message

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

Again talking about getting members into the NASG.

The Conductor's Clipboard

Page:
2
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The editor reflects on the recent changes in S-related modeling press.

The Closet Modeller

Page:
4
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Tools
Description:

The author moved to a new home, and he describes how he uses a closet to be his workbench space, which can be closed off, so the clutter is not readily visible. Includes photos.

Multiple Unit Electrics

Page:
5
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Electric
Description:

The author describes how he built a set of multiple-unit electric commuter cars. Includes photos.

Is Convenience The Key to Growth?

Page:
6
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:

The author postulates that the growth of the scales other than S has been due to the convenient availability of ready-to-run product, of which S seems to have always lagged behind a bit.

What Powers Our Locomotives?

Page:
7
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Electronics
Description:

A good explanation of how our locomotives have been powered from the 1950s (AC, DC) to now (DCC).

Making A Pipe Load

Page:
10
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:

Using soda straws to make pipe loads. Includes photos and several diagrams of how pipes might have been loaded.

2019 NASG Annual Convention

Page:
13
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

More details about the 2019 NASG Convention.

Oldman's Creek Girder Bridge

Page:
15
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Structures - Bridges
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt a two-track through-girder bridge. Includes photos and diagrams.

Frisco USRA Rebuilt Boxcar

Page:
19
Author:
Pieter Roos
Category:
Freight Cars - Refrigerator Cars
Description:

The author describes how he super-detailed an S-Helper Service reefer, including information about making water-slide decals. Includes many photos.

Classics From the SG Herald

Page:
22
Author:
Stephan E. Gregull
Category:
Track
Description:

Modifying original American Flyer turnouts so that two can be placed very close to each, one left-handed and one right-handed. Includes diagrams.

A Boyhood Dream Fulfilled

Page:
24
Author:
Ken Kemzura
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author finally gets to build the full A.C. Gilbert American Flyer layout he wanted to build when he was young, but couldn't because A.F. went out of business shortly after he got started. Includes several photos of his layout.

South Jersey S Gaugers

Page:
34
Author:
Michael McConnell
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

(available in the PDF version only) Photos and a description of the club's layout set up at the Veterans' Retirement Home in Vineland, New Jersey, which the club has been doing for many years.

Valley of the Sun S Gaugers

Page:
37
Author:
James Ingram
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

(available in the PDF version only) In March 2019 the club members got together and visited several Arizona layouts. Includes photos.

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