Commentary about the upcoming NASG elections, the Perles award, and the demise of Carstens Publishing.
This is the first issue on the new schedule (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov).
The author describes how he scratchbuilt his Thomas the Tank locomotive, as well as the two matching passenger cars. Includes several photos.
Various ways of contacting the webmaster of, and submitting potential content for, the NASG web site.
Older model railroaders grew up in the transition era, and model that, but younger modelers didn't, so they are less likely to model that time period. The point of the article is that we all model history, even those who model "today", by the time the product comes out, it is already "dated".
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 offers suggestions that will help you put together a magazine article over a period of time.
The director of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum describes the annual S-scale layout display that is put on with the help of the Piedmont S Gaugers club. Includes many photos of the layout.
How to determine wheel-slip current draw and stall current, so that you can find the appropriate DCC decoder, is described in this article.
The author reviews the Everest County Store kit by The Building & Structure Co.
The author describes his first day on the job at the Santa Fe Railroad in Illinois.
The author describes how he super-detailed an S-Helper Service PS-2 hopper. Includes photos of the finished model.
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.
A bit more about Nicholas Deely in Alaska, the closing of RMC's parent company, and thoughts on publishing digital magazines. He then continues to describe how looking at British companies' products, especially their OO-scale, may help us in S-scale.
The author found a #643 circus flat car, and studies it a bit more. Includes several photos.
The author describes how he built the rock causeway on the module he built for the S Scale Workshop. Includes a couple of construction photos.
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