NASG Dispatch 2018 #5 September Articles

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President's Message

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

The author indicates that we should continue to call ourselves "S gaugers".

To Clutter or Not?

Page:
2
Author:
Jeff Madden
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:

Should we add clutter to our layouts and dioramas?

The Conductor's Clipboard

Page:
6
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author describes what it takes to be the editor of this magazine.

Inside American Models

Page:
7
Author:
various authors
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).

Mentoring

Page:
11
Author:
Jim Kellow
Category:
Model Railroad Philosophy
Description:

The author indicates that mentors are available for helping someone to build a layout in S-scale.

Haunted Train At Look Park

Page:
12
Author:
Steven Allen
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The history behind getting an S-scale layout to be set up for the Christmas season at Look Park.

NASG Web Site Updates

Page:
14
Author:
Peter Vanvliet
Category:
Model Railroad Organizations
Description:

The author describes the new content recently added to the NASG's web site.

Stanton Drives for S Scale

Page:
16
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:

This articles describes what NorthWest Short Line's Stanton drives are, what their advantages are, how much they can pull, how to install them, along with plenty of photos.

Musings from the Convention

Page:
18
Author:
Monte Heppe
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author reviews the 2018 NASG Convention. Includes some photos.

Model Contest

Page:
19
Author:
Dick Karnes
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A quick review of the contest entries, with plenty of photos. More photos are found starting on page 45 of the PDF version.

Vendor Hall

Page:
23
Author:
Jay Mellon
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

The author provides his usual review of which vendors were at this year's NASG Convention, including a couple photos.

Circus Advance Car

Page:
24
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Passenger Cars
Description:

A review of the purpose of this special car, and how the author created an S-scale model of it.

NASG Annual Awards

Page:
26
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A brief listing of the awards won at this year's NASG Convention.

B&O Iron Scale Test Car

Page:
27
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:

The author describes the purpose behind this car, and then shows how he modeled it. Includes prototype photo and a scaled drawing, and several construction photos.

American Flyer Tank Car Frames

Page:
31
Author:
Ted Hamler
Category:
Freight Cars - Tank Cars
Description:

The author describes some A.C. Gilbert AF trucks and their couplers used on the company's tank cars. Includes photos.

American Flyer Steam-Up

Page:
41
Author:
James Ingram
Category:
Operations
Description:

A "Steam Up" is a two-day, weekend, event, where American Flyer fanatics convene to frantically set up a fairly complex temporary layout, operate it,
and then tear it down. Includes a couple of photos of this year's event.

Scale Test Cars

Page:
42
Author:
Bill Pyper
Category:
M.O.W. Equipment
Description:

A collection of prototype photos of scale-testing cars.

Connecticut S Repair Clinic

Page:
44
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

A brief description and several photos of the Connecticut S Gauge Model Railroad Club's first repair clinic.

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