NASG Dispatch Articles by various authors

2015 Candidates for NASG Offices Biographies

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Members running for certain positions for the upcoming NASG elections are showcased.

Annual Dues Increase

Issue:
2015 #6 November
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

Details about the NASG's dues increases.

Branch Lines

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
12
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

Reports and photos from the Northern Ohio S Scalers', the Pequea Valley Model Railroaders', and a few others' recent meetings.

Crescent City S Gaugers

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
9
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

A one-page photo essay of the New Orleans group's layout set up at the 2015 NASG Convention.

End of the Line

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
23
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

John Bortz passed away on September 14, 2013 at the age of 94. Includes two photos of him.

End of the Line

Issue:
2015 #4 July
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Reporting about Lee Johnson and Thorin Marty passing away.

End of the Line

Issue:
2016 #3 May
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Sam Powell and Jim Lyle have passed away.

End of the Line

Issue:
2017 #3 May
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

David Daniels and Tom Riddle pass away.

End of the Line

Issue:
2017 #4 July
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Noted are the passing of David Felmley and David Tanner.

End of the Line

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
38
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Well-known S-scale modeler Bill Fraley passes away.

End of the Line

Issue:
2017 #6 November
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Harry Shade Kidd, Jr. passed away.

End of the Line

Issue:
2018 #1 January
Page:
30
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Noted are the passing of Jake Jacobsen and Gene Metzgar (owner of Ye Olde Huff 'N Puff).

Frank Titman

Issue:
2015 #2 March
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Frank Titman passed away in January 2015. He created Lehigh Valley Models, a kit manufacturing business, and had a fantastic S-scale layout. Many of his other accomplishments are listed in this article, along with feedback from several modelers, and photos of him and his layout.

George Richard "Dick" Cataldi

Issue:
2018 #3 May
Page:
34
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Dick Cataldi recently passed away. He was very instrumental in the early development of the NASG, and came up with several ideas that the organization still uses today.

Greeley's Place Contest

Issue:
2015 #5 September
Page:
13
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

This year's contest was converting an American Flyer caboose into a not-caboose model. The contest entries are shown on a one-page photo essay.

Happy Holidays

Issue:
2017 #6 November
Page:
16
Category:
Christmas
Description:

Several Christmas-related model train layout photos.

Inside American Models

Issue:
2018 #5 September
Page:
7
Category:
Model Railroad Manufacturers
Description:

This is an interview-style article conversing with Ron Bashista owner of the S-scale-only American Models company. Includes photos of their products, and some behind-the-scenes images. More photos are found on page 43 (online PDF file only).

Last Run

Issue:
2005 #5 October
Page:
28
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Walt Danylak passed away in September 2005.

Last Run

Issue:
2006 #1 February
Page:
14
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The NASG's found, Claud Wade, passed away at the age of 84. Several people comment in this article and a few photos of Claud and his models are included.

Last Run

Issue:
2013 #3 June
Page:
27
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Vic Cherven, Sr passed away on May 27, 2013. Bill Fuhrman passed away on April 15, 2013. Photos of both included.

Last Run Howie Waelder

Issue:
2004 #6 December
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Howie was a LIRR fireman and an S-scale modeler. Includes several photos.

Last Run... Russ Mobley

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
40
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

Various comments about Russ' passing on August 31, 2001.

Layouts on Tour

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
21
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A photo essay of local layouts open during the 2001 NASG Convention.

Layouts Seen in California

Issue:
2000 #5 October
Page:
18
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Some photos of layouts that were open during the 2000 NASG Convention, including Bill Roberts' (includes a track plan of his layout), Don Harper's, Steve Anderson's, Jim Sweeney's, Ed Loizeaux', David Butterfield's, and a track plan of Lee Johnson's portable layout.

Layouts Seen in Minnesota

Issue:
1999 #5 October
Page:
20
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Various photos of area layouts open during the 1999 NASG Convention.

Readers Write

Issue:
2019 #2 March
Page:
33
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

(only available in the online version) Comments sent to the editor.

Reports from the Puget Sound 2004 Regional

Issue:
2004 #5 October
Page:
13
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Various brief reports about the first (and only) regional NASG convention. Only 43 people registered, but there were lots of activities. Also includes a report from the NMRA's National Train Show and the S-scale vendors that were there.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1989 #1 February
Page:
5
Category:
Product Review
Description:

Reviewed are Diesel Horn Sound Generator by CVP Products, and the General Motors 1950s Bus by Hoquat Hobbies (includes a photo of the model).

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1989 #3 June
Page:
7
Category:
Product Review
Description:

Reviewed are the GP9 by American Models, and the Fifty-Foot Single-Door Boxcar Kit by Pacific Rail Shops.

Reviewer's Workbench

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
25
Category:
Product Review
Description:

Reviewed are the New York Central Heavyweight Passenger Cars by South Wind Models, and the PRR M-l/M-la 4-8-2 by Omnicon Scale Models.

S Clubs Are Busy

Issue:
2017 #5 September
Page:
43
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

A series of photo essays are featured in the PDF version of this issue, including Washington & Old Dominion S Gauge Club, Golden Gate American Flyer Club, Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers, a visit to the Steam into History (a non-profit Civil War-themed heritage railroad), a visit to the B&O Railroad Museum, a visit to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Ed Sauers layout, some of the Greeley's Contest entries, the South Jersey S Gaugers layout, and the North Penn S-Gauge club.

S Gauge One Evening Project

Issue:
2001 #5 October
Page:
25
Category:
(various topics)
Description:

One covers converting an AF flat car to piggy-back service. The other describes how to convert a Plasticville signal bridge to S-scale.

S Lore

Issue:
1991 #1 February
Page:
33
Description:

Topics covered are, how to fix American Models hoppers that have a stripped truck mounting hole, using acrylic paints, re-gauging American Models wheelsets, items from other scales that fit S-scale just fine,

S Lore

Issue:
1991 #5 October
Page:
7
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:

This column lists various farm and construction equipment that is available for or usable in S-scale, scale detailing parts at Walmart, and automobiles by Racing Champions.

S Lore

Issue:
1991 #6 December
Page:
23
Category:
Couplers
Description:

Covered are, how to mount couplers onto American Models box cars and reefers, and how to connect the AF semaphores to turnouts to prevent their coils from being burned out.

S Lore

Issue:
1992 #3 June
Page:
12
Description:

This column covers modifying American Model's turnouts to work with scale equipment, detailing AM NP box cars, resolving a short in the Omnicon MP 2-8-0.

S Lore

Issue:
1992 #4 August
Page:
22
Description:

Installing the Micro Liting kit from GRS into an Ertl vehicle. Using Eshleman's closed-frog turnouts. 1/64th scale NASCAR Racing Team semis at K-Mart.

S Lore

Issue:
1992 #5 October
Page:
25
Category:
Track
Description:

Using automotive choke cables to control turnouts.

S on Display

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
9
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Photos of the NASG booth at the NMRA annual show, and Rocky Mountain Hirailers club's layout at a local show.

S Pikes

Issue:
2007 #3 June
Page:
17
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:

Photos by members of the S Scale Model Railway Society in the U.K. Includes two track plans of the club's members layouts.

S Pikes

Issue:
2010 #2 April
Page:
16
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A few photos of the layouts open at the 2010 NASG Convention, and from the Sn3 Symposium in Houston, Texas.

S Scenes

Issue:
2014 #1 February
Page:
8
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

In additional to layout photos by Dick Karnes, Ron West, and Jeff Madden, a group photo of the Pequea Valley Model Railroaders and Baltimore Area American Flyer Club members visiting is shown.

Shelburne Museum American Flyer

Issue:
2019 #2 March
Page:
15
Category:
Museums
Description:

The owner of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont was a friend of A.C.Gilbert. Gilbert built an American Flyer layout at the museum in 1954, but it was retired in 1970. The authors all got together and built a new AF layout for the museum. Includes photos and a track plan.

Steamtown II Model Contest Winners

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
16
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Photos of the winners of contests at the 2013 NASG Convention. More photos are found on page 20 and 21.

The Central New York S Gauge Association

Issue:
1991 #2 April
Page:
15
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

This is the club that is organizing the 1991 NASG Convention, so this article covers the history of the club, and their involvement with the NESGA (pre-cursor to the NASG), and much more. Includes several photos of club members.

The Milwaukee Road

Issue:
2014 #5 October
Page:
8
Category:
Railroading
Description:

Various photos of Milwaukee Road equipment in honor of this year's Convention location.

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