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Does model railroading always have to be so serious? Let's relax and just enjoy this hobby. This photo was taken by Ken Garber of a Thomas The Tank train built by Jerry Poniatowski at the World's Greatest Hobby show earlier this year. Jerry wrote an article, about how he built this train, in the November 2014 issue of the NASG's The Dispatch.

Photographer: Ken Garber; used by permission.

This was a photo taken by Simon on the S Scale Workshop's layout last year at the Boxborough, MA NASG Convention. Simon designed and built this Canadian National Railways 2-6-0 engine, and Fred Rouse, of S Scale Locomotive & Supply, provided the parts.

Photographer: Simon Parent; used by permission.

As the 2019 NASG Convention approaches, this is a good time to make face-to-face contact with other S-scale model railroaders from all over the country, indeed the world. This photo, taken at the 2016 NASG Convention in Novi, MI, shows former NASG President Bill Winans (center) talking with current Central Vice-President Jay Mellon, with Bill's wife Sandie listening in. This year's NASG Convention will be held from July 30 through August 3 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It will be hosted by the Central Ohio S Gaugers club. Registration deadline is July 13th!

Photographer: Bob Werre; used by permission.

It was early in the morning when PRR #5627 made its way through town off to aid in some switching duties. This scene was photographed on Peter's first S-scale layout. The locomotive is a Railmaster Exports RS-1 kit built by Peter. The trees are scratchbuilt, as is the lumber storage facility in the center background. The house on the far right is Peter's Greeley contest entry for the 2013 NASG Convention. The track is hand-laid code 80 rail.

Photographer: Peter Vanvliet; used by permission.

Alex Zelkin is a Frenchman modeling a fictional Sn3 railroad which he calls the "Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad". His modeling work is exquisite. This photo shows his Railmaster Exports 4-4-0 running on his layout. You can see more photos of his layout on this web site, and this web site. You may also enjoy an on-board video shot on his layout. Alex also wrote a book on how he built his layout, titled "The Degulbeef & Cradding Railroad: History and Construction of a Mining and Logging Model Layout". There are several places that carry his book, so do an online search.

Photographer: Alex Zelkin; used by permission.

Bob Hogan is one of those unique guys. He builds great layouts (previously Sn3, and then later standard-gauge with some narrow-gauge), does some fantastic modeling, and then has the ability to take great photos of his work. This photo shows a River Raisin Models, Southern Pacific class MT-4, 4-8-2 nicely painted and weathered, pulling a reefer train.

Photographer: Bob Hogan; used by permission.

The Arizona-based Valley of the Sun S Gaugers club visited several layouts in March of this year as part of their club activity for that month. One of the layouts they visited was Bill Winans' layout. As you can see, where there is a will, there is a way,... to pack in a large number of people to see Bill's medium-size layout. Bill's wife, Sandie, is in the foreground, right. Bill's layout was covered in the April 2017 issue of S Scale Resource magazine.

Photographer: James Ingram; used by permission.

Paul Washburn seems to build freight cars and steam locomotives at an incredible rate. A lot of the time if a modeler is so focused on building models, they simply don't have the time or the desire to build a full layout. Paul, however, does both. His layout is an around-the-room shelf-style layout, with painted backdrops, and the basic desert scenery is in place. As can be seen in this photo, the Showcase Miniatures' (now out-of-production) Citrus Shed kit, which will become the "Sunland Citrus Association" packing shed, shown in the photo has been built, but hasn't been finished yet.

Photographer: Paul Washburn; used by permission.

Ron Kemp had an opportunity to visit Steve Doyle's layout late one evening, and this is what he found! Actually, Steve has the ability to turn his layout from a daytime scene to a nightime scene. It features the modeled skyline of Chicago. More details about Steve's layout can be found in the October 2015 issue of S Scale Resource magazine.

Photographer: Ron Kemp; used by permission.

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