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.

May 01, 2018

Stephen Hatch's Layout Progress

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Web Site

Stephen Hatch's Sn3 is making good progress. He shares some new photos on his web site.

April 04, 2018

Scratchbuilt Tank Car

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What to do when you are scratchbuilding a steam locomotive and the drivers are not yet available? Well, if you are a master modeler such as Paul Washburn, you scratchbuild yourself a tank car! Click the photo to see a larger version. Photos © Paul Washburn.

April 02, 2018

2018 Midwest Narrow Gauge Show

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Web Site

A report on the 2018 Midwest Narrow Gauge show.

March 31, 2018

What Scale Would You Choose If Starting Over?

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Web Site

Ken Patterson's answer on his Podcast. See web site link on the left.

March 25, 2018

The Apr/May 2018 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

The latest issue is now available for viewing or downloading.

March 21, 2018

Dick Cataldi's Personal Layout Needs a New Home

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e-mail

One of the original group of men who were instrumental in the creation of the NASG, Dick Cataldi, recently passed away. His family members are looking for an individual or a club who would be able to take Dick's personal layout. The layout was built in sections. The complete set-up would cover about 11'x19'. The track is Shinohara code 100. The layout has about 15 turnouts. Basic wiring and some basic scenery is in place. The layout is located in Christianburg, Virginia. Dick's family will not ship the layout, so local pickup will need to be arranged. The contact person is Bill Oertly (see e-mail link the left).

March 14, 2018

Dick Karnes is MMR #606

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Dick Karnes has officially achieved the Master Model Railroader award as issued by the NMRA. Dick has been a prolific modeler, author, and mentor. He was involved with the founding of the NASG, and is a winner of the Bernie Thomas award issued by the NASG. He is currently also involved with the NMRA's S-scale SIG, and serves as the NASG's Contests Chairman.

March 14, 2018

The End of Yahoo Discussion Groups

(updated)

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The various S-scale Yahoo! Groups are gradually moving to Groups.io. Many people were experiencing problems with Yahoo! Groups. Also, the future is uncertain with Yahoo! having been bought by Verizon in 2017. The person (or persons) who originally developed the Yahoo! Groups is the one (or are the ones) behind the Groups.io web site, so there is a lot of experience there. For most groups that are moving over, if the owners/moderators do the move, subscribers to the lists don't have to do anything. It is recommended that you create an account on Groups.io (see web site link on the left here; then click on the "Sign Up" link in the upper right-hand corner of that web site's home page), so that you can set your preferences for how you want to receive your messages, and for being able to post photos. If you didn't care for Yahoo! before, Groups.io offers no advertisements and they don't track you. The groups that have made the move are:

https://groups.io/g/S-Scale/ (to post, send email to S-Scale@groups.io);
https://groups.io/g/Sn3/ (to post, send e-mail to Sn3@groups.io);
https://groups.io/g/Sn2Trains/ (to post, send e-mail to Sn2Trains@groups.io).

As of 03/13/2018, the S-Trains group at Yahoo has initiated the move to Groups.io.

March 03, 2018

Brooks Stover's New Layout

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Web Site

Well-known S-scale modeler and author, Brooks Stover, has moved, and is in the process of building a new layout. Click on the web site link on the left to view his progress. Although Brooks was able to salvage a good bit of material and structures from his previous layout, he is trying some new approaches on this one. First, the layout is smaller. Second, he is building it on foam board.

January 23, 2018

The Feb/Mar 2018 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

This issue of this free magazine is available for online viewing or downloading.

January 06, 2018

Fairbanks-Morse Cinder Conveyor Article

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Chris Rooney has an article on the S Scale SIG web site describing his Fairbanks-Morse Cinder Conveyor.

January 05, 2018

Bill Scobie's Sn3 Layout on Trainmasters.tv

(updated)

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Bill Scobie's very large Sn3 layout is the feature on Trainmasters.tv's layout tour. The link actually takes you only to part 1. Part 2 is now available. Note that this is a subscription-based web site, but you can watch a free preview.

December 27, 2017

1948 Nord Kit Photos

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Mike Swederska shares with us a collection of photos from the 1948 Nord kit he has that is to build into a 2-8-2 locomotive with tender. Should be an interesting project!

November 27, 2017

The Dec/Jan 2018 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

This issue of this free magazine is available for online viewing or downloading.

November 08, 2017

Model Railroad Academy Track Talk Live

(new)

Web Site

The November 2017 edition of the Model Railroad Academy Track Talk Live is out. This casual all-scales Q&A video is hosted by S-scale modeler Doug Hodgdon and Lilia.

October 17, 2017

Photos of Dan Vandermause's Layout

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Web Site

With the publication of the final (as in the last one to be published) issue of the CNW Modeler, Dan Vandermause shares some photos of his layout.

October 02, 2017

Model Railroad Academy Track Talk Live

(new)

Web Site

The September 2017 edition of the Model Railroad Academy Track Talk Live is out. This casual all-scales Q&A video is hosted by two S-scale modelers, Steve Doyle and Doug Hodgdon.

September 27, 2017

The Oct/Nov 2017 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

This issue of this free magazine is available for online viewing or downloading.

July 26, 2017

The Aug/Sep 2017 S Scale Resource Available

(new)

Web Site

This issue of this free magazine is available for online viewing or downloading.

July 05, 2017

Model Railroad Academy Track Talk Live

(new)

Web Site

The June 2017 edition of the Model Railroad Academy Track Talk Live is out. This casual all-scales Q&A video is hosted by two S-scale modelers, Steve Doyle and Doug Hodgdon.

June 18, 2017

S Gaugian Interview With Lionel & MTH

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Web Site

The July/August 2017 issue of the S Gaugian has an interview done by Bill Clark with both Lionel and MTH about their future activities within the S-scale market.

June 06, 2017

Model Railroad Academy Track Talk Live

(new)

Web Site

The May 2017 edition of the Model Railroad Academy Track Talk Live is out. This casual all-scales Q&A video is hosted by two S-scale modelers, Steve Doyle and Doug Hodgdon.

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