NASG Dispatch 2019 #2 March Articles

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President's Message

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

Constant promotion is the key to bringing in new modelers.

The Conductor's Clipboard

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

Info about NASG elections. Ways to help cut costs of the organization. Update on the 2018 NASG Convention car. A note about visiting the California State Railroad Museum.

The Train Shoppe - Salt Lake City

Page:
4
Author:
Chris Crnich
Category:
Model Railroad Retailers
Description:

A bit of info about this full-service model railroad store in Utah. They stock Lionel American Flyer products. (related web page)

25 Years of Conventions

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

The author reflects on attending the annual NASG Conventions for 25 years now.

The New West Jersey Railroad part 4

Page:
8
Author:
Joe Kimber
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

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.

A Transformer Load You Can Build

Page:
11
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Category:
Freight Car Loads
Description:

The author uses an A.C. Gilbert AF depressed-center flat car to model a car after the Erie railroad that had a large transformer load on it. He describes the changes he made to the car to make it more accurate, and how he built the load.

Shelburne Museum American Flyer

Page:
15
Author:
various authors
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.

2019 NASG Annual Convention

Page:
10
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

Some updates about the upcoming 2019 NASG Convention.

Changes and Additions to the Model Contest Rules Are in the Works

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

The NASG Contest Chair announces new rules that go into effect at the 2019 NASG Convention, which includes processing 3D-printed models.

Small American Flyer Play Layout

Page:
24
Author:
Steve Monson
Category:
Layouts - S
Description:

The author describes a small (24"x54") layout he built using A.C. Gilbert AF parts. Includes photos and a track plan.

News From The North

Page:
25
Author:
Jim Martin
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

The author reports about what is happening in S-scale in Canada, including the projects he himself has been working on.

Readers Write

Page:
33
Author:
various authors
Category:
Model Railroads and People
Description:

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

Hi-rail Prototypes

Page:
34
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Locomotives - Diesel
Description:

(only available in the online version) Two prototype photos and a bit of history of the Indiana Hi-Rail Corporation.

The Baltimore Area American Flyer Club

Page:
35
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

(only available in the online version) Photos of the club's January 2019 mall show.

Miami Valley S Gaugers

Page:
36
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Clubs
Description:

(only available in the online version) A bit of info and a couple of photos of this southwest-Ohio club. (related web page)

Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers

Page:
37
Author:
unaccredited
Category:
Model Railroad Shows
Description:

(only available in the online version) Photos of the club's January 2019 public library show. (related web page)

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