General

This page covers individual/personal sales, books, magazines, videos, train show reports, etc. In general, announcements will stay on this page for up to one year. Click on the "Web Site" link to the left of the announcement to visit the web page. Some photos can also be clicked to take you directly to the web page where that product is listed.

June 15, 2019

The Jun/Jul 2019 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

The latest issue of this free magazine is now available for viewing or downloading.

April 30, 2019

Gil Bennet's Sn3 Layout in May Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine

(new)

Web Site

Read this free magazine online or download it for offline reading.

April 06, 2019

Sn2 in the News

(updated)

Web Site

The 27th Annual Midwest Scale Train Show held on March 22 and 23, 2019 drew a record number of people, and got published in the Lisbon, Ohio newspaper, on the front page, above the fold. The web site link is to their online version, and shows David Keith's Sn2 layout set up at the show.

March 31, 2019

Michael Ostertag Enters DND2 Weathering Contest

(new)

Web Site

In a sea of N- and HO-scale models, Micheal is entering a weathered AM freight car.

March 27, 2019

The Apr/May 2019 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

March 10, 2019

Piedmont S Gaugers' Last Show

(new)

Web Site

The Piedmont S Gaugers held their last public show, according to the post on the OGR forum. Only one member is under 70 years of age, and so the workload of train shows was getting to be too much.

February 27, 2019

John Constans' Westside Lumber Sn3 Layout Saved

(new)

Web Site

John Constans' layout was donated to the San Diego S-Gaugers club and they are in the process of integrating it into their club display. Progress photos are shown on the web site link.

February 03, 2019

The Feb/Mar 2019 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

January 22, 2019

Autoweek Cover Has 1:64 Cars

(new)

The January 14th, 2019 issue of the Autoweek magazine has a cover that supposedly has 8,200 Mattel Hot Wheels cars on it. It is debatable whether most of these cars are actually close to S-scale in dimensions, but nonetheless, an impressive sight. The article states that the brand has been around 50 years, has produced about 6 billion models, and is currently producing 4 million models per week!

January 11, 2019

Bill Lane Reports On Sam Powell's 4-4-2

(new)

Web Site

Follow the link on the left to see Bill Lane's latest efforts in getting the late Sam Powell's last steam engine up and running. Sam was sharing with a number of us about his latest project, when he suddenly passed away of a heart-attack while clearing his driveway of snow.

December 29, 2018

Michael Eldridge Completes V&T Flat Car Kit

(new)

Web Site

As modeling inspiration, follow the link on the left to see how S-scale modeler Michael Eldridge completes a Southern Pacific F-70 flat car kit originally manufactured by V&T Shops.

November 30, 2018

The Dec 2018 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

October 30, 2018

Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers

(new)

Web Site

The Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers revealed their Phase 2 of the Lookout Junction IV layout recently at the Railshow 2018 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Click the photo to see a larger version.

October 19, 2018

Bob Frascella's Painting

(new)

Web Site

Bob Frascella, a well-known S-scale modeler, also paints railroading scenes. He did a painting a number of years ago for Ken Patterson, and then Ken did a photo of a model duplicating that painting. The lead locomotive, in real life, in that painting is going to be restored, which is the topic covered in the linked-to YouTube video.

October 10, 2018

Track Talk Live October 2018

(new)

Web Site

The October 2018 edition of this talk show is now available, co-hosted by Doug Hodgdon, an S-scale modeler.

October 05, 2018

Bob Frascella on Lionel Strang's Podcast Show

(new)

Web Site

You can listen to, or download the mp3 file.

September 27, 2018

The Oct/Nov 2018 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

September 19, 2018

Bay Area S Scalers Share First Public Operating Session

(new)

Web Site

The BASS club set up their Free-mo-style layout at the 2018 Colfax show, and attempted an operating session at a public show. The page shows a number of photos that were taken at the event.

September 19, 2018

Last Sn3 Modeler Magazine

(new)

Web Site

After 34 years, Heimburger House has just shipped its last issue of the Sn3 Modeler. Don is wanting to slow down, and the hope is that some other publisher will take over and continue the magazine.

September 05, 2018

Jim Martin Sets Up His Modules After a Move

(new)

Web Site

Jim Martin, a member of the S Scale Workshop, recently completed a move. While waiting for his previous house to sell, he had no layout, so he is glad to be done with all that. It looks like he has a nice space now.

August 07, 2018

NASG Convention Photos

(new)

The NASG Dispatch will have a collection of photos and reports about the 2018 NASG Convention in Boxbrough, MA in the September issue. However, here are some of the photo albums that people have started:

Bristol S Gauge Railroaders photo albums
Bristol S Gauge Railroaders YouTube videos

July 22, 2018

The Aug/Sep 2018 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

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