The Dispatch is the bi-monthly magazine of the NASG published in January, March, May, July, September, and November of each year. Each issue is full of information on various aspects of S-scale (1:64) model railroading, including topics such as standard-gauge modeling, narrow-gauge modeling, hi-rail modeling, and American Flyer collecting and operating. The Dispatch is included as part of your NASG membership.
Contact person: Bill Pyper (editor)
Each issue contains about 30-40 pages with color photos, professional-quality track plan designs, editorials, how-to modeling articles, layout feature articles, and several regular columns. Printed on high-quality paper. Pictured on the right is the current issue.
For NASG members whom have also signed up for access to the Members Only section of this web site, the PDF of the new issue will be available as soon as the webmaster has received it from the editor. The most recent electronic PDF issues include supplemental/bonus pages that are not available in the print version due to the extra printing cost of those pages.
We invite you to write an article, submit a photo, or even consider becoming a regular columnist. The NASG does not pay for articles published in the Dispatch, but it is a great place to gain experience if you've never written an article before.
See editor Bill Pyper's "Guidelines for Authors" for more information.
Any NASG member club, individual member, or dealer can purchase a Dispatch booster ad at any time. To place an ad, e-mail the information to Bill Pyper, or use the postal address on the right:
* Nov. 1 for the Jan/Feb issue.
* Jan. 1 for the Mar/Apr issue.
* Mar. 1 for the May/Jun issue.
* May 1 for the Jul/Aug issue.
* Jul. 1 for the Sep/Oct issue.
* Sep. 1 for the Nov/Dec issue.
See our complete collection of Dispatch back issues here. That page also includes the complete article index.
You can place a classified (non-commercial) ad in the Dispatch if you are an active NASG member (be sure to include your NASG membership
number). To place an ad, e-mail the information to Bill Pyper, or mail a hard copy to:
Bill Pyper, Editor
PO Box 885
Salem, OR 97308.
Because we publish PDF files of back issues on this web site, your advertising dollars will continue to work for you as members and non-members read those back issues.
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