This is a preview article of Dave Jasper's S-scale layout that will be part of the 1999 NASG Convention's layout tour. Dave models 1927. Includes several photos, and Dave shares his philosophy of how he modeled that era. A sidebar is included about the 1999 NASG Convention.
Jesse Bennett took photos in the early 1960s of Doc Johnson's S-scale layout, and of the one owned by Will Estes, which are shown on this page.
The 12' square layout at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon features A.C. Gilbert equipment, because that was where A.C. was born. This article describes how the layout came to be, how the author provides the equipment to run, and how the layout has traveled over the years. Includes several photos of the layout.
Photos, and a brief description with each, of the models found on the author's layout.
The author shares his experience of visiting Len Giovannoli's layout, and several photos of the layout.
Frank Titman is a prolific modeler, builder, author, editor, and kit manufacturer (Lehigh Valley Models). This is a photo essay of his Spiral Hill layout, which was featured in the Great Model Railroads 2000 annual magazine. This article includes a track plan of the 19'x20' layout.
The author describes his new layout after down-sizing. The layout features the Stony Creek branch of the Reading. It is a walk-in style that fits in a 12'x12' space. The article describes how he built the layout, and it includes several photos.
This article covers Ed Sauers' B&O Mountaintop branch line layout that fits in his 17'x31' basement. The article covers the track's design (a plan is included), layout construction methods, and motive power. Includes photos of the layout and its owner.
Prompted by Jeff's commentary in the previous issue about whether or not there are any permanent S-scale layouts set up in the country, the author responds with two photos and some details about the Nauset Model Railroad Club's hi-rail layout.
Several pages of photos of models and layouts by Steve Hanson, John Kromhout, Dave Jasper, and Tom Lennon.
Four pages of photos of John's Pennepack Valley & Western Railroad.
The author describes his 50'x18' U-shaped layout. The floor-to-ceiling scenery is reminiscent of John Allen's HO-scale layout from the 1950s. Includes several photos of the author's layout (more can be seen in the PDF online version starting on page 33).
After a brief introduction on how Dave got into S-scale, there are several pages of photos of his NYC/UP layout, including a full-page photo of his scratchbuilt trestle bridge.
The author describes Ron and his layout, and shares many photos of the work Ron has done. Ron specializes in scratchbuilding rolling stock.
The A.F. layout of the All Gauge Toy Train Association of San Diego is featured in text and photos.
The author describes how he sold and then re-acquired all of the box cars and reefers listed on page 48 of the 1956 AF catalog.
Lee Johnson and Arden Goehring visited and operated Jess Bennett's layout in 1990. It is a photo essay of the layout. Also included is a track plan of Jess' 20'x44' layout. Includes a side-bar by Ed Loizeaux about Jess' move from California to Idaho.
Four photos of this AF/hi-rail layout.
A few photos of Simon's 28'x15' layout under construction (this issue's cover was also taken on his layout). There are more overall layout photos later in the issue, and a track plan is found on page 25.
The author has been working on his layout for 10 years. It measures 44'x25' and based on the BC&G in West Virginia. Includes several photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.
This is likely the only S-scale layout in Alaska. The author describes his layout, which mixes Alaska and Canada prototype ideas. Includes many close-up photos and a track plan.
Photo essay of Bob's S/Sn3 layout. Includes a track plan.
The author describes his history in the scale, and some construction details about his layout. The layout is 4'x16', and it was set up at the 2014 Spring S Spree. In addition to a photo on page 16, this article has additional photos and a track plan of the layout.
The author describes Brian Nicholson's (Montreal) layout, shares photos, and a track plan.
Monte shares a few photos of an area of his modular layout that has recently received new scenery (an update to his October 2010 article in the Dispatch).
The author takes his 10-foot diameter modular layout, built to NASG standards, to local train shows. It combines scale and A.F. Includes two photos of portions of the layout.
Many photographs of 9 different S-scale layouts.
A one-page photo essay of the New Orleans group's layout set up at the 2015 NASG Convention.
A brief introduction to Denis and his layouts. Photos include those of the layouts he has built, as well as track plans for each. Also includes photos of models he has custom painted for his fictitious layout.
The American Flyer S-Gaugers of the St. Louis Area-built layout at the St. Louis Famous-Barr department store was drenched in water due to a frozen pipe breakage.
The author shares his expanded version of his layout, now measuring 5'x18'. Includes a track plan and a photo.
The author shares his history in the hobby, and describes his reasoning behind building the A.F.-based layout he has. The layout has lots of items on it. Includes several layout photos, as well as a track plan.
The author shares his history in the hobby. He is a real-world train engineer. In addition to A.F. collecting, he also scratchbuilt NYC transit equipment. A track plan of his 11'x17' layout is included, as well as several photos, including ones of his scratchbuilt cars.
A visit and several photos describing Glen's layout. The layout was open as part of the 1991 NASG Convention.
Gregg describes how their Christmas layout grew over the years. Includes photos of the layout, as well as a track plan of this L-shaped 11'x17' layout.
The author describes his what-if layout modeling the Tennessee Central in a 15'x16' space. This hi-rail layout has lots of track, engines, and structures. Includes several photos.
The history behind getting an S-scale layout to be set up for the Christmas season at Look Park.
The author shares photos he took of Herb Cotter's layout.
Photos of Steve's 12'x23' layout which is open during the 2003 NASG Convention. Includes a track plan.
Dave's "Fourville Branch Line" measures 16'x16' and consists of four loops. Includes several photos and a track plan.
Having moved to senior housing, the author and his wife now set up his Christmas display in the building's lobby for all to enjoy. Includes photos.
Along with two photos on the cover of this issue, the Houston S Gaugers are also featured on this page with a group photo and a photo of Jack Troxell's engine facility on his Houston and Gulf Coast layout.
The author describes the American Flyer-based layout, how it has its roots in the artist's drawing of the A.C. Gilbert AF catalog from 1950. Having built the layout in a modular fashion, the author was able to move it to a new city. Includes several photos of the layout after the move.
The author's Christmas-only layout measures about 13' square, and features S- and O-scale track. The layout grew each year to where there is no more space for a Christmas tree. Includes photos and a track plan.
The author shares the formal track plan drawing of his home layout, and how he builds his scenery.
A description of the author's 17'x4'6" A.F.-based layout. Includes a track plan and several photos. The layout was dismantled in 2004.
This American Flyer-based layout measures 15'x25' and is 5 feet tall, covering several levels. The article includes several photos of the layout as the Greater Seattle S Gaugers club met at John's house.
The author describes how he switched from HO- to S-scale, a brief history of the prototype Kansas City, Kaw Valley & Western Railroad upon which his layout is based, and how he operates his layout. Includes several photos and a track plan.
The author visits Tom Keegan and his layout. The layout measures 30'x60' and features over 1000 feet of A.F. track.
Photos, a description, and a track plan of the author's layout, which will be open during the 2004 NASG Convention.
The author introduces himself, but most of the article is about his design and construction of his S-scale layout, The Kentucky Road. Includes a track plan and several photos.
This is a follow-up with Dick Kloes as he updates the reader on the state of his freelanced "Root River & Southern" railroad. Includes layout photos and a track plan. Dick's layout will be open during the 2003 NASG Convention.
The author describes his Snoqualmie, Mohonk & Panguitch RR, which is an M-shaped 11' by 21', three-level layout.
Two photos of members' layouts.
A couple of photos of Bob's layout.
The Model Railroad Experience is 8,000 square feet of toy trains in Kansas City's historic Union Station, part of which is S-scale. This is a one-page photo essay.
A photo essay about the author's layout, with a track plan.
Nelson's 22'x22' AT&SF layout is featured in this article, which includes many photos and a track plan. The finished layout is always open for visitors.
The author tells a "prototype story" of how his personal layout was sold to the W&OD club, and how he is taking a break from model railroading.
After a few notes, the author describes John Johnston's Shelter Valley and Trent River Railway S-scale layout. The article includes many photos of the layout, as well as a track plan.
A profile of the various layouts that will be open for the local tour during the 1996 NASG Convention. These include Dave Belanger's Detroit & Chicago Central, Don Gates' New York Central, Jim De Witt's Denver & Rio Grande Western, and the author's Grand Valley Northeastern. All with a photo.
Photos taken at the Cooke's residence of their layout during a club visit.
The author describes the construction and operation of the layout. Includes photos and a track plan.
The author shares his progress report on the construction of his layout, including several color photographs.
A description, with track plan and several photos, of Dave Held's 34'x17' layout.
The author describes why he decided to demolish the 25 year old layout. He then continues by sharing his thoughts on what the new layout will be like. Includes a track plan.
The freelance layout measures 18'x22', and features a Sn42 branch line. Photos and a track plan are included.
This is a reprint from a 1975 S Gaugian magazine article in which the author describes Len Giovannoli's layout. Includes a track plan and several photos of the visit.
The history and construction of the Southern Ontario S Scale Workshop's modular club layout. Includes a couple of photos of the layout.
This article covers how Ron got started in the hobby, and describes his current layout, which features over 3,600 figures. Includes photos and a track plan. Page 43 of the PDF version of the magazine contains more photos of his layout.
A brief introduction to Dick Kloes' layout, with two photos. The layout was open as part of the 2000 Fall S Fest.
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.
Two photos of the author's layout, which will be open after the 2013 NASG Convention.
Single photos of Joe Kimber's, Bill Winans', and Nelson Steinmetz' layouts.
Two pages of photos of S layouts in the St. Louis region that were open of the convention tours.
This story is about Sam Powell's "Penn Creek Valley Railroad" being moved to a museum. Sam passed away in January 2016, but his layout will be preserved. The Pittsburgh S Gaugers club is helping with the move. The article includes photos of the layout being disassembled, and its new home. More photos can be found on page 41 (PDF version).
The author describes a small (24"x54") layout he built using A.C. Gilbert AF parts. Includes photos and a track plan.
This article is about how the American Flyer S Gaugers of the St. Louis Area (AFSGSLA) built an S-scale layout for Famous-Barr Department Stores in their Famous-Barr's downtown St. Louis location. It consisted of 4 loops of 300 feet total on three levels. Includes two photos.
The Pines and Prairies S Scale Workshop presented a 15'x7' L-shaped switching layout, at which attendees could test their switching skills, given a set of rules. Photos and a track plan are included in the article.
The author describes a historical event that caused an NP steam locomotive to fall into the pit of a turntable. The author built a scene on his home layout to replicate the event.
The author's Volunteer Central has migrated from a pure AF-based layout, to a hi-rail one, modeling the eastern part of the TCR. He describes the changes he has made to make this change. Includes several photos of his layout, as well as a track plan of the two-level layout.
The author describes the things he has added, changed, or replaced on his layout since his last report in the Dispatch. Includes a couple of photos of his layout. The PDF version of this issue has extra photos on pages 33 through 35, and a track plan on page 36.
This 10'x24' layout is set up several times per year by Terry Henderson and his friend Keith Erickson and their supportive families. Includes many photos, and a track plan.
The author shares the track plan and a full description of his multi-gauge, 25'x33' layout (S, Sn3, Sn2).
The article started in the June issue continues by covering operations on the BC&G, it provides a description of the author's S-scale layout, and includes both prototype and layout photos. A track plan of the author's layout is also included.
The 24'x32' layout will be open as part of the 2013 NASG Convention. Included with the article are photos and a track plan of this two-level layout, featuring Conrail.
A visit of Don Harper's Sn3 freelanced-style layout based on Colorado prototypes. The two-level layout measures 13'x20', which was an HO-scale layout prior to 1981. The article includes many photos of the layout.
A description and photos of the author's layout, which is open as part of the 1999 NASG Convention's layout tours. The layout is set in the 1960s, and fills the basement. Includes several photos of the layout.
The author provides a brief description of his home layout, and includes several photos and the layout's track plan of both levels.
Chuck Thurman's 14'x28' layout is described in detail in this article. This Sn3 layout is shaped like a "G" and uses mostly hand-laid code 70 rail. The article includes a track plan and several photos.
Photos and a description of the author's layout continuing to be built, this time covering scenery and structures. Also includes the latest version of the track plan.
The author's Penn Western is a standard-gauge and Sn3 layout of freelanced design, based around Philadelphia, PA. This is a photo essay of his layout, and includes a track plan.
Another photo essay about the EBT section of his layout.
A visit with Clayt Peter's Plum Creek Railroad, which measures 14'x28'. It is still under construction, but the parts that are finished look very nice. Includes photos and a track plan.
The author describes his switch from O-scale to Sn3 in the same 14-foot square space as before. A basic track plan and photos are included with the article.
The author describes the extensive remodeling work he did to create a 600 sqft space for his second S-scale layout (several photos included). He recounts how re-using old layout sections appeared to be false-economy. The article goes on to describe how he built this second layout, and preparing for a move in a couple of years again.
The father and son team share how their layout has come about, and what they wanted to have. Includes several photos of the layout still under construction, an large track plan, and diagrams of the layout's benchwork.
The author describes a visit to Barry Mertz' S-scale layout. The brief article is accompanied by a good number of color photos.
The layout is a collection of modules that form a double-oval loop with a very large yard in the center of the loops, for the purpose of being able to make-up and break-down trains to run on the loops. Stairs to the attic enter into the center of the layout. Includes photos and a track plan.
The author tells his story of how he evolved from O-scale to S-scale modeling, and how he set about building the U-shaped 12'x8' layout. Includes a track plan and a few photos.
A visit and tour of Ernie Horr's layout. Includes several photos, some of which are full-page.
This article covers the Mark family's involvement in S-scale layouts, including the current one. A track plan is included, as well as many photos. The layout was still under construction.
Rich Lenart builds a completely new A.F.-based layout each year for the Christmas season, and has been doing so since age 2. He currently uses an 18'x22' room. Includes several layout photos.
The author describes his model railroading history, and how American Flyer and American Models brought him back into S-scale. Includes several photos of equipment found on his layout.
The author visited this hi-rail layout, and also shares several photos taken there. Track is hand-laid, but the equipment is all American Flyer. The layout was started in 1956.
The author describes that a move destroyed the original Volunteer Central layout. This new one, an AF/hi-rail layout in a 25'x18' space, is a display-style layout with three loops of track, and lots of switching opportunities on the interior. Includes photos and a track plan of the layout.
A short photo essay of Jerry Schnur's layout.
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