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This report lists books, magazines, videos, and other media that are available or in the works. Click photos to visit the web sites.

January 31, 2023

The Feb/Mar 2023 S Scale Resource by The Model Railroad Resource

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

January 15, 2023

2023 Catalog by Lionel

The American Flyer section starts on page 234. To navigate their page, click on the up arrow button in the bottom center of the page, which will then show all of the pages. Once that shows, click on the right-hand side double-arrow button to quickly scroll to the end. You can then use the left-hand single-arrow button to scroll to page 234. Alternatively, click on the down arrow button in the top center of the page. From there click on the fifth button to download the PDF version to your computer. Or, more conveniently, click the download link below.

November 30, 2022

The Dec/Jan 2023 S Scale Resource by The Model Railroad Resource

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

October 26, 2022

Check Out the November RMC!

The November 2022 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman features to total of 16 pages of S-scale content. This includes counting the front cover (Brooks Stover's lead photo) and the back of the front cover (NASG/AM ad). The magazine's main feature article is an 8-page affair covering Brooks' current layout. The "Company Photographer" column holds another 6 pages of S-scale content. Wow!

September 30, 2022

The Oct/Nov 2022 S Scale Resource by The Model Railroad Resource

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

July 27, 2022

The Aug/Sep 2022 S Scale Resource by The Model Railroad Resource

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

May 31, 2022

The Jun/Jul 2022 S Scale Resource by The Model Railroad Resource

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

April 24, 2022

Jim Martin's Article in RMC

Jim Martin has written an article for the May 2022 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman (RMC) called "Solving S Scale's Identity Problem". Also found in that issue is the new inside-the-front-cover page ad by the NASG.

March 29, 2022

The Apr/May 2022 S Scale Resource by The Model Railroad Resource

The issue is available for viewing or downloading.

March 04, 2022

Call for Articles by The Model Railroad Resource

The S Scale Resource digital magazine is looking for articles for their upcoming issues. They are looking for content including, but not limited to, the following:

Layout articles and photos
If you are not a writer, they will send you a questions sheet, where all you do is answer the questions and submit it with your pictures. They'll do the rest.

Workbench pictures and articles
What are you working on?

In the middle of a project?
Let us follow along with you. There is some really nice work being shown on Groups.io and Facebook, but they would love to turn it into a how-to article to share with a wider audience.

This is the only scale magazine for scale S and they need our help to make it grow.
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February 12, 2022

Two-Foot Annual by Portland Locomotive Works

Gary Kohler announces that he is considering publishing a new magazine devoted to two-foot gauge. The tentative title is Two-Foot Annual. He intends for it to cover all forms of two-foot narrow-gauge, both prototype and models, and in all scales. Currently the plan is to do one issue per year, but if there is interest, two per year could be possible. There would be minimal advertising in it, and it would be sold directly only (i.e. not available in local stores).

First, if you would be interested in such a magazine, please drop Gary an e-mail to let him get a feel for what level of interest there would be. Second, Gary is currently soliciting drawings, plans, layout articles, etc., so contact him if you would like to submit material.
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February 04, 2022

2022 Catalog by Lionel

We announced the Lionel 2022 catalog a few weeks ago, but this webmaster, yours truly, was unable to view the catalog. After much examining and trying out things, it turns out that the catalog is only available on the non-secure version of Lionel's web site. I am using the Firefox web browser and have it set up to automatically use the secure version of a web site if such a version is available, and so I wasn't able to view the catalog. However, I was able to use the outdated Microsoft Explorer web browser to visit the non-secure version of the Lionel web site, and was then able to view the catalog. If you have been having a similar problem, you might try that. Both versions of the link are provided below.

February 03, 2022

Rusty Westermeier's Books Inventory

Rusty's widow, Floy, is offering Rusty's large collection of books for sale. Click the link to view/download the PDF file of his inventory. Contact Floy to make arrangements if you are interested in any of the books.
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