News: Web Site Changes

This page highlights changes made to this web site.

October 18, 2020

Product Gallery Photos Added

Tom Detmer provides photos of the missing Shaker Heights trolleys by Putt Trains.
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Terry O'Kelly provides missing photo of rare blue GTW box car by American Models.
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Terry also provided the missing Downs "BASF Wyandotte" tank car photo.
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...and the UTLX 16K-gallon tank car photo.
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... and photos of the Kinsmart GMC "Fishbowl" bus.
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October 04, 2020

Union Station Passenger Car Sides Photos

Dick Karnes has provided us with a set of photos of models he has created using the Union Station passenger car sides. These sides are mounted to an American Models passenger car core, to yield the final prototype model that you want on your layout.
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October 03, 2020

Layout Photos Added

Hugh Sinn adds a couple of more photos taken on his layout.
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October 03, 2020

Product Gallery Data Added

Greg Hurd provided information about the full listing of Super Scale models (as of 1950).
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October 03, 2020

Product Gallery Photo Added

Greg Hurd provided a photo of the Miller Engineering RS-2.
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Ted Larson provided information about Shinsei Corporation 18-wheelers. This California-based company has closed, but they produced a number of 1:64 vehicles.
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September 27, 2020

Layout Photos Added

Greg Hurd sent us a number of photos and detailed information about his two layouts.
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Roger Nulton spearheaded getting the info and some photos together of Russ Segner's beautiful Sn3 layout.
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September 27, 2020

Product Gallery Photos Added

Ed Kirstatter provided photos of his recently completed Northeastern Scale Models stock car.
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September 26, 2020

Product Gallery Photos Added

Ted Larson provided a photo of an S-Helper Service vertically-ribbed trailer.
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Ted Larson provides a number of Aurora truck photos.
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Ted Larson provides a photo of a Hallmark fire truck.
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September 19, 2020

Layouts Added

Wayne Kennerley shares with us the early stages of his new Sn42 layout.
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Greg Hurd has been an S-scale modeler since 1949, and his layout has been featured in the S Gaugian magazine a few times.
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September 19, 2020

Product Gallery Data Added

Ted Larson provided pages from a catalog that "The Monon Shop" produced of their S-scale product line.
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September 19, 2020

Product Gallery Documents Added

Roger Nulton provides scans of the Rex Engineering flat car and gondola kits' instructions and sales brochure.
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September 13, 2020

New Product Gallery Photos Added

Gaylord Gill provides a photo of the kit parts that make up Bar Mills' "The 1-Kit".
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September 13, 2020

Product Gallery Documents Added

Chris Rooney provides a scan of the Locomotive Workshop SW instruction sheets, which includes the Cascade Hobby Products' drive system instructions.
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September 12, 2020

New Product Gallery Photos Added

Paul Washburn completed his kit of the Smoky Mountain Model Works B&O M-15K box car, and sent us some photos of it.
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September 12, 2020

Shopping Cart Issue Fixed

If you added an item to the shopping cart of this web site, and then removed it (either individually, or by emptying the shopping cart entirely on the "View Cart" page), you could no longer add that exact same item back to the shopping cart again later on. This issue is now fixed.

September 10, 2020

Layout Photos Added

Bill Busacca and Dale Kreutzer provide some additional photos of Bill's layout. These nicely complement the ones shown on the web page linked to at the bottom of our page.
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September 06, 2020

New Product Gallery Photos Added

Andy Malette sent in some more photos of his re-work of the Overland Models SD40-2W, and some more details about what he did to make the model more prototypically-correct.
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Ted Larson has been scouring eBay for photos of Winross vehicles. The photos he has provided have all received permission from the eBay seller to be used on the NASG web site.
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September 05, 2020

Layout Updated

Ray Puls provided us with a track plan of his large layout.
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September 05, 2020

Layouts Added

Ron Shon's layout information and a photo was added.
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Steve Terni provided a couple of photos of his fantastically-detailed AF layout. Be sure to catch the feature article on his layout in the December issue of Classic Toy Trains magazine.
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September 05, 2020

New Product Gallery Photos Added

Bill Winans provides missing photo of the Precision Scale Co bulkhead flat car.
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Don Mills provides missing photos of the S-Helper Service undecorated model of their SW1 locomotive.
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Bill Lane provides photos of the American Models hopper that was part of the 2012 Spring S Spree.
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Ed Kirstatter provided a photo of his completed Perma-Bilt CNW box car.
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September 05, 2020

SHS F7 and F3 Circuit Board Diagrams and Photos

Don Thompson has provided more photos and diagrams related to the F7 S-Helper Service locomotive.
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Also for the SHS F3.
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September 03, 2020

September/October 2019, 2020 Dispatch PDFs Available

The public version of the September/October 2019 issue of the NASG's Dispatch is now available. Also, the members-only issue of the September/October 2020 Dispatch PDF can now be downloaded via the "Members Only" section.
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August 22, 2020

New Layout Photo Added

Joe Kimber sent two updated photos of his layout.
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Dick Karnes provided two photos of Bob Christopherson's layout before it was demolished due to a move.
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Dick Karnes provided one more photo of his layout, showing a very interesting scene.
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August 18, 2020

New Product Gallery Photos Added

David McBrayer provides missing photo of the American Models streamlined combine passenger car painted for the Northern Pacific.
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Ted Larson provides missing photo of the Pacific Rail Shops WFEX reefer.
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August 16, 2020

How-to Menu Options Changes

The main "How-to" button's menu options were changed slightly. The "Traction" and "Trolley" topics were merged into one "Traction & Trolley" topic. The new "Tools" option was added.

August 16, 2020

Modeling Heavy Electrics by Dick Karnes

Dick Karnes provides the text and photos for the new "How-to" section's "Heavy Electric" page.
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August 16, 2020

Paint Shaker Article by Woody Mitchell

Woody Mitchell shares with us how he built his model paint shaker. Includes photos and a video.
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August 15, 2020

Layout Pages Updated

Jim Brown provided updated information about his Sn3 layout under construction.
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Bob Graves provided updated information about John Constans' Sn3 layout that the San Diego S Gaugers received following John's passing.
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Dick Karnes actually found some photos of his very first "permanent" layout!
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Gregg Mummert provided a link to his page showing the progressions of his annual Christmas layout, including the one from December 2019.
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New page: Bob Graves provided a link to his web site, as well as information about his American Flyer layout.
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New page: Gregg Wujcik provided a track plan and a photo of his under-construction layout.
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August 12, 2020

New Product Gallery Photos Added

Bill Lane provides photos of the Greenbrier GP30 for the Reading (includes a video of the engine running) and the PRR.
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Bill Winans provided an in-progress photo of a Locomotive Workshop box car for which we did not have a photo yet.
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Ed Kirstatter completed another Perma-Bilt box car model for which we did not have a photo yet.
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Jace Kahn offers missing photos of the S-Helper Service MEC two-bay PS-2 hopper.
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Jace Kahn also provides missing photos of a SouthWind Models RPO.
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August 09, 2020

Battery Power Page Added

The new "Battery Power" page in the "How-to" section has been added and completed.
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August 08, 2020

New Layout Photos & Track Plan Added

Both photos and a track plan have been added for Bill Young's layout.
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August 04, 2020

New Product Gallery Photos Added

Bob Hogan helped make sense of the various configurations of Bob McCarthy's "The Supply Car" box car kits. Bob also provided some more photos of models he has recently completed, specifically the NP reefer car (which was a rare kit).
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Dick Karnes provided a photo of the Chester dining car.
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Dick Karnes offered a comparison photo of the original Enhorning 4-wheel passenger car truck and SSL&S' reproduction of it.
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Jace Kahn provides a photo of the Cascade Hobby drive system.
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Jace Kahn provides a photo of the Steam Depot drive system.
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John Gibson provided photos of the "undecorated" composite GS gondola by Pre-Size Model Specialties.
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John Gibson provides a photo of the Wiseman 40-foot flat car that was the 2009 OSW+S show car.
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August 02, 2020

Copy of Edward Bowness' Article Posted

In 1896 Edward Bowness scratchbuilt the second known S-scale model ever. We have added to this web site the pages of a re-published article of his, in which he describes who he is and how he built the model.
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July 28, 2020

New Product Gallery Photos Added

Bill Lane shared photos and a video of his P-B-L standard-gauge Shay.
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Dick Karnes shared a photo of his American Hi-Rail EP-5.
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Dick also shares a photo of his Chester Industrial Arts baggage car...
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... and his combine car.
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Dick also shared two photos of an Enhorning passenger car truck, and...
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... and a S Scale America passenger car truck.
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July 26, 2020

More Scratchbuilding Efforts

Bill Lane shares with us a model he built from scratch using his 3D-printer.
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Woody Mitchell provided photos of his scratchbuilt bridge.
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Brooks Stover offered a link to his web site where he has a page where he covered some of his scratchbuilt models. Brooks also made available to us a PowerPoint presentation on how he scratchbuilds wood-frame structures without spending a lot of money. You can download it from the page linked to above.
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July 26, 2020

Scratchbuilt ATSF Caswell Gondola

Paul Washburn completed the construction of two ATSF Caswell gondolas. He sent us some photos, and so a page was added to this web site to document that project.
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July 25, 2020

New Layout Photo Added

One photo of Rick Wark's layout was added.
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One photo of Ed Claypoole's layout was added.
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July 25, 2020

New Layout Photos & Track Plan Added

Both photos and a track plan have been added for Ron Schlicht's home layout.
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Both a track plan and one extra photo have been added for Steve Monson's layout.
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July 25, 2020

New Layout Track Plan Added

A track plan for Tom Robinson's layout has been added.
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July 21, 2020

B.T.S. Truss Rod Box Car Photo

Jamie Bothwell provides a photo of the B.T.S. PRR XA box car kit built and decorated.
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July 21, 2020

S-Helper Service 2-8-0 Documents

Don Thompson provides two PDF documents related to the S-Helper Service's 2-8-0 locomotives. One is a general diagram and other is an updated document on how to repair a broken drawbar pin.
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July 19, 2020

How-to Scratchbuilding Page Returns

The content related to scratchbuilding that used to be on this web site has been re-formatted and brought into the new "How-to" section's "Scratchbuilding" menu option. Check it out, as there are a couple of new items added as well.
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July 19, 2020

New Layout Track Plan Added

A track plan of Dave Held's layout has been added.
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A track plan of Roger Nulton's layout has been added.
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July 18, 2020

New Layout Pages Added

Danny Click provided photos of his layout under construction.
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A new page was added for Gregg Miller's layout, with photos and a track plan.
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Added a track plan for Gregg Mummert's layout.
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Shane Lambert provided info and a link to his web site showing his new layout under construction.
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July 18, 2020

New Layout Photos & Track Plan Added

Both photos and a track plan have been added to Brian Nicholson's layout page.
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July 18, 2020

New Layout Photos Added

Bob Hogan provided us with some updated layout photos.
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Bruce Hanley provided us with some updated layout photos.
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July 11, 2020

New Layout Pages Added

Joe Kimber provided photos of his previous "scale" layout.
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Gary Carmichael provides us with a brief introduction to his current project, which is a triple-gauge diorama based on Pittsburgh's West End.
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John Agnew sent a number of photos and some information about his fantastic Sn42 (Sn3-1/2) layout on the other side of the world.
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July 11, 2020

New Photos & Track Plan Added to Layout Pages

Both photos and a track plan have been added to Bob Johnson's layout page.
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Both photos and a track plan have been added to Jim Mallone's layout page.
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July 11, 2020

New Photos & Video Added to Layout Pages

Darby Marriott shares with us additional photos and a video of William Flatt's layout.
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July 11, 2020

Track Plan Added to Layout Pages

A track plan of Jeff Madden's layout has been added to Jeff's layout page.
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A track plan of Neil Froese's layout has been added to his layout's page.
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A track plan for Dave Heine's previous layout has been added to his page.
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July 07, 2020

Don Thompson Provides Enhorning F3B Photos

We did not have an entry for this locomotive in the Product Gallery section of the web site.
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July 07, 2020

George Sorensen Provides Missing Seltzer's Freight Car Photos

We had no Seltzer's freight cars listed, but George shares a few photos of models he has.
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July 05, 2020

Added Sn2 Track Page

Added a page to the "How-to" section related to track for Sn2 modelers.
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July 04, 2020

AF Layout Pages Updated

Ed Cooper's layout page has had a track plan and several more photos added to it.
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Marvin Harger's layout page has had a track plan added to it, and two updated photos added.
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July 04, 2020

Layout Page Added

Added a page for Neil Froese's layout to the site.
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July 04, 2020

Layout Pages Updated

Mike Fyten's layout page has had two photos added, as well as a track plan by Joe Kimber.
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William Flatt's layout has more information about the layout, and a track plan and photos were also added.
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July 04, 2020

NASG Switching Layout

A page has been added to capture information and photos of the NASG Switching Layout. You can access this page via the "NASG" button on the left, and then clicking on the "NASG Switching Layout" menu option. If you have any correction, extra information, and especially photos, please contact the NASG webmaster.
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July 02, 2020

July/August 2019, 2020 Dispatch PDFs Available

The public version of the July/August 2019 issue of the NASG's Dispatch is now available. Also, the members-only issue of the July/August 2020 Dispatch PDF can now be downloaded via the "Members Only" section.
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June 28, 2020

AF Track System Page Added

You can access this page via the link below, or by clicking on the "How-to" button, then click on "American Flyer". Once on that page, click on "Articles", and the "Track" topic will be one of the ones listed there.
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June 28, 2020

Standard-gauge Track System Page Added

You can access this page via the link below, or by clicking on the "How-to" button, then click on "S, standard-gauge", and then click on the "Track" topic.
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June 27, 2020

Layout Pages Updated

Bill Winans' layout has additional photos.
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Nicolas Deeley's layout has photos and a track plan added.
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Jesse Bennett's layout has had a photo added.
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Arden Goehring's layout has had a photo added.
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Jim Martin contributed an overall photo of his layout.
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The track plan and photos of Bob Hadlow's layout have been added.
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Joe Kimber shares photos of his first AF layout.
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New photos and a track plan were added to Norm Delucchi's (now-previous) layout.
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June 27, 2020

New Layout Pages

Photos and a track plan have been added of Jim Bezek's Christmas layout.
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Layout details and photos of Bruce Hanley's Sn3 layout have been added.
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Ron Kemp shares information and photos of his new, under construction, layout.
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June 23, 2020

PRR Sunset GP7 Photo Added

Jace Kahn contributed missing photos of this passenger version of the GP7.
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June 23, 2020

W.A. Drake Gondola Photo Added

Jace Kahn contributed missing photos of the MEC gondola.
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June 21, 2020

A.F. Couplers Article Added to How-to Section

This was content that was in the old "American Flyer" section of the web site. No new content was added.
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June 21, 2020

Scale Couplers Article Added to How-to Section

This was content that was in the old "Scale Modeling" section of the web site. Some product photos have been added as compared to the old content.
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June 21, 2020

Sn3 Couplers Article Added to How-to Section

This was content that was in the old "Scale Modeling" section of the web site. Some product photos have been added as compared to the old content.
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June 20, 2020

Bill Faller's AF Layout Page Added

June 20, 2020

Christian Bacheler's Layout Page Added

June 20, 2020

Dan Vandermause's Layout Page Updated

June 20, 2020

Dave Woodrell's Sn3 Layout Page Updated

June 20, 2020

Joe Coen's Layout Page Updated

June 20, 2020

Ron Kemp's Layout Page Updated

June 20, 2020

Ted Larson's Layout Page Updated

June 20, 2020

Terence O'Kelly's Layout Page Added

June 16, 2020

Perma-Bilt Missing Photo Added

Ed Kirstatter completed a CB&Q box car, and shared the final photos with us.
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June 16, 2020

Track Plans in Layouts Section

A minor change has been made to the "Layouts" section, which is, that should a track plan be available for the layout, it will be shown first on the layout's page, so that the viewer may orient him- or herself better when viewing the subsequent photos. If your layout has a track plan published in a past NASG Dispatch, it will be copied to your listing in the near future.

June 14, 2020

The Collecting/Display How-to Page Finished

Previous content and some new photos have been migrated to this "How-to" section of the web site.
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June 13, 2020

Layouts Updated

Bill Winans provides photos of Arden Goehring's, Nelson Steinmetz', Ron Tilton's, and Norm Delucchi's (Sn3) layouts.
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May 30, 2020

How-to Section Work Started

With the new "Layouts" section of this web site being pretty close to being finished (a few more minor items left to do), work has begun on the new "How-to" section of this web site. The "About Modeling in S" and "American Flyer" sections are "finished". More content can be added at any time, but the basics are there.

May 30, 2020

Steam Up Annual Event Added

Members of the Susquehanna S Gaugers put on an annual event called "Steam Up!". Information about this event was added to this web site's "Events" button.
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May 27, 2020

Layout Updated

Dave Heine provided detailed information and photos of his former layout.
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May 26, 2020

Layout Added

Added photos and layout information for Blake Horner's layout. Blake is a college student!
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May 26, 2020

Layouts Added, Updated

The following layout was updated:
- Bill Winans.

The following layouts were added:
- Trevor Marshall.
- Vic Cherven.
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May 23, 2020

Layouts Added, Updated

Many layouts were updated with references to magazine articles (more to come, soon). Jim Martin provided information and photos of his layout. Chuck Kemper provides new photos of his layout.
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May 20, 2020

Layout Updated

Jeff Madden provided detailed information about his layout.
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May 20, 2020

Trevor Provides Flying Yankee Photos

Trevor Marshall provides three photos he just took on his beautiful layout of the B&M "Flying Yankee".
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May 19, 2020

Layout Updated

Chris Elliott provided detailed information about his layout.
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May 18, 2020

Layouts Added, Updated

The following layouts were updated:
- Ron Kemp (report on dismantled one; new layout is under construction)
- Ed Sauers

The following layouts were added:
- Chris Elliott
- Pete Silcox
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May 17, 2020

Layouts Updated

The following Sn3 layout was updated:
- Bill Busacca
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May 16, 2020

Layouts Added, Updated

The following layouts were updated:
- Mike Swederska, Sr.
- Bill Lane
- Roger Nulton
- Dick Karnes

The following layouts were added:
- Joe Coen
- Charles Malinowski
- Hugh Sinn
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May 16, 2020

Layouts Data Submission Page Revised

We were experiencing a high rate of failure of getting the submissions of data and/or photos to the webmaster on the "Provide Layout Info" page of the "Layouts" section of this web site. It would work for some, but not for others, so that excludes a webmaster's coding error. There was something that the server operating system itself did not like or allow. So, that page has been completely revised. We now rely on e-mail, as that is an effective way of communicating information. A text-only form is still provided, as that seems to work just fine. Photos can be provided via e-mail. Please do not use any photo-sharing services, as there are too many of those, and they are time-consuming for the webmaster to log in to and download from.
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May 16, 2020

Missing Files

I, as the webmaster, had become aware of several missing files on the NASG web site's server. There are over 53,000 files on our web site, so making sure that each one is there and is the latest version is not a trivial task. Over the past two days, I have re-uploaded every single file, to make sure they are all there (yes, it takes that long!). If you find any broken links now, please let me know, so I can fix them right away. Thank you.

May 12, 2020

Randy Griggs Supplemental Files Available

Due to confusion on the webmaster's part, the supplemental files that Randy Griggs references in his May/June 2020 Dispatch article were not made available when the issue's PDF file was made available. For that I apologize. These files are now available for download by NASG members, via the "Members Only" section (follow the link below). There are a total of 57 files, compressed into one .zip file, which is 34MB. The files consist of many .pdf files that hold the colored images of the containers. These are to be printed on a color printer for best results (see Randy's article). Also included are four photos by Randy of a number of his containers on his layout. Since submitting his article, Randy created some 48-foot containers as well, which are included as part of those 57 files, but were not specifically mentioned in his article.

While adding Randy's file, I took this opportunity to change how to select a file to download. Instead of a drop-down selection list, there are now individual listings shown for each file that can be downloaded. Also, when the file has been retrieved and is made available for downloading, the "back" arrow in the top-right corner of the page took you all the way back to the log-in screen. This has been fixed to now take you back to the logged-in main menu. If you wish to download more than one file, you can just go back to the "Recent Dispatch Issues" section of the "Members Only" page.
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May 01, 2020

May/June 2019, 2020 Dispatch PDFs Available

The public version of the May/June 2019 issue of the NASG's Dispatch is now available. Also, the members-only issue of the May/June 2020 Dispatch PDF can now be downloaded via the "Members Only" section.
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April 18, 2020

Layouts Section Slightly Changed

In the "Layouts" section of the web site, previously, if a layout's owner has had more than one layout, they were all shown on one page. The change made today is that each layout owner's individual layout now has a dedicated page. Where multiple layouts by the same owner are applicable, the active one, if there is one, is shown first; after that they are sorted by the layout's name. Several more layouts have been added to the various sub-categories of layouts.

March 21, 2020

Fred Schlegel's Layouts Photos

Fred Schlegel shared photos of his layouts on this web site, and those have been moved to the new "Layouts" section of the web site.
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March 21, 2020

New 3D-printing How-to Page Started

The "3D-printing" page has been added to the new "How-to" section, with some of the content that was previously already published on this web site.
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March 21, 2020

Scratchbuilding How-to Page Started

The "Scratchbuilding" page in the new "How-to" section has been updated with some of the content that was previously already published on this web site.
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March 02, 2020

Navigation Button Changes

From feedback received about the new "Modeling in S" button, we have made the following changes to the NASG web site:

  1. Added the new "Layouts" button. The purpose of this button is to build a complete listing of all S layouts, both past and current, grouped by rail gauge/style, and sorted by owners' name. Information will be gathered from publicly-available resources and/or the layout owners' contributions (no location or contact information will be shown to respect the owners' privacy). This content was on the various "Layouts" pages that were in the "Modeling in S" section. (some minor additions of data will follow over time)
  2. The "Modeling in S" button has been renamed to "How-to". The purpose of this button is to provide information about how to get started in, and how to improve your, S-scale modeling. The menu options link to pages that provide an S-scale overview, how to model in the various rail gauges/styles, how to build modular layouts, how to model certain specific themes, and general how-to articles with a specific slant toward S. This section very much remains a work in progress; please be patient.
  3. The Extra Board button has been removed, and its menu options have been moved. The "S-scale's History" menu option has been moved to the "NASG" button. The "S-scale Hall of Fame" menu option has been moved to the "NASG" button. The "Did You Know?..." menu option has been moved to the "NASG" button. The "Reference Material" menu option has been moved to the "S Resources" button. The "Modeling Notes" menu option's content will be integrated into the new "How-to" menu. The "Modelers Photo Albums" menu option's content will be integrated into the new "Layouts" menu.

February 26, 2020

March/April 2019, 2020 Dispatch PDFs Available

The public version of the March/April 2019 issue of the NASG's Dispatch is now available. Also, the members-only issue of the March/April 2020 Dispatch PDF can now be downloaded via the "Members Only" section.
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February 16, 2020

Product Gallery Changes (7 of 7)

The final item for completing the revision of the "S Product Gallery" section of this web site was to move the handful of American Flyer-specific entries to the new "How-to" button's "American Flyer" menu option. These cover our listings of the A.F. track, electronics, parts, and accessories. The reason for this move is that we don't cover those same topics for the other sub-divisions of S, but we do want to keep these listings for the A.F. enthusiast.
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February 15, 2020

American Flyer Articles page Updated

The AF articles page has been updated with the previous AF mini articles that were available via the old "American Flyer" main menu button. This new page also contains links to other web sites' articles, and links to how-to videos.
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February 09, 2020

NASG History Page Link

The merged text that Bob Jackson wrote in a series of articles for the NASG's Dispatch was buried in a link in the S-scale History page. However, that made it hard to find, so it has been moved out of that page, and made into a menu option on the "NASG" button called "Our History".

February 06, 2020

"Recent News" Page Added

By request, a menu option has been added to the "News" page that shows all of the news entries from the past month.
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February 04, 2020

Dedicated Page for Free-mo Added

We now have a dedicated page for the S-scale version of the Free-mo modular system.
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February 02, 2020

Dedicated Page for T-TRAK Added

We now have a dedicated page for the S-scale version of the T-TRAK modular system. The information was moved from the "NASG" button's "Engineering Standards" menu option to this new location.
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February 01, 2020

S-MOD Documents Moved

We now have a dedicated page for the NASG S-MOD standard. The associated documents have been moved to that server folder, to keep everything together. The documents used to be accessible via the "Downloadable Documents" menu option of the "NASG" button, and also via that button's "Engineering Standards" menu option. The new page is accessible via the "Modeling in S" button's "Modules: S-MOD" menu option.
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January 31, 2020

AF Commemorative Car Program Page Moved

The NASG's AF Commemorative Car Program page that lists every single car that program generated, has been moved to the "NASG" button's menu. Since this was a program created by the NASG, it should really be associated with that button on the web site.
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January 30, 2020

"Site" Pages Moved

A number of pages accessed via the new "Site" button, have been moved to the "Site" folder on the server, so if you have bookmarks or favorites to any of those files, they will no longer work. Simply click on the "Site" button, click on the menu option, and then make a bookmark or favorite to the new location of that page.

The "Featured Video" page now also includes videos for Sn3 and Sn2.

The "Contribute" and "Contributors" pages have been merged into the new "Contributions" page, accessed via the "Site" button.

January 28, 2020

Significant Web Site Changes

Two of the main navigation buttons have been removed, namely "Scale Modeling" and "American Flyer". In their place are the new "Modeling in S" and "Site" buttons. The content that used to be accessible via the two old buttons is in the process of being migrated and re-introduced via the "Modeling in S" button's menu.

Everything related to the web site itself, has now been moved to the "Site" button. This includes this page (which used to be on the "News" button), and some of the menu options that used to be on the "Extra Board" button.

This is my active project for this web site right now, and I will devote however much time it takes to migrate all the data over, plus add new content. The reason why these temporary changes are being uploaded in the mean time, is because the rest of the web site must continue to be updated with all the near-daily changes. It is too complicated and too error-prone to cherry-pick which changes should be uploaded and which should not.

Please be patient with these intermediate changes. I am confident that you will like them when they are all done. My hope is to have these pages done before mid-February 2020. Be sure to keep checking this page for what changes have been made.

January 26, 2020

Product Gallery Changes (6 of 7)

Continuing the revision of the "S Product Gallery" section of this web site to streamline the data, and better group and organize the various topics. The sixth change covers the Figures reports. Not much has changed in these reports, except that the "category" and "pose" have been merged, so that when you view the figures by category, you will see the various poses as part of the category names. As with the other reports, the importable file report has been modified to hopefully make it easier to import the listing into a spreadsheet program you have. Also, well over 30 new figures have been added to the reports.
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January 25, 2020

Product Gallery Changes (5 of 7)

Continuing the revision of the "S Product Gallery" section of this web site to streamline the data, and better group and organize the various topics. The fifth change includes the old "Boats" section, which has now been renamed to "Water Transport", and a new section called "Air Transport" (see "View web page" link below). The old Boats section was just a single page, but the new Water Transport section has now been updated with more reports, much like all the other sections. The new Air Transport has similar reports (which covers airplanes and helicopters).
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January 19, 2020

Product Gallery Changes (4 of 7)

Continuing the revision of the "S Product Gallery" section of this web site to streamline the data, and better group and organize the various topics. The fourth change is the "Vehicles" section. The following visible changes have been made:


  1. A couple of extra reports have been added.

  2. Duplicate entries have been removed, and some other minor refinements made to the data.


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January 15, 2020

RSS Feed Has Been Fixed

A change made a few months back caused the wrong file name for the NASG web site's RSS feed file. This was fixed today, and, so if you are using the RSS feed in your web browser, it should now be up-to-date again. Sorry about that!
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January 11, 2020

Product Gallery Changes (3 of 7)

Continuing the revision of the "S Product Gallery" section of this web site to streamline the data, and better group and organize the various topics. The third change is the "Structures" section. The following visible changes have been made:


  1. A couple of extra reports have been added.

  2. Duplicate entries have been removed, and some other minor refinements made to the data.


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December 31, 2019

January/February 2019, 2020 Dispatch PDFs Available

The public version of the January/February 2019 issue of the NASG's Dispatch is now available. Also, the members-only issue of the January/February 2020 Dispatch PDF can now be downloaded via the "Members Only" section.
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December 30, 2019

Product Gallery Changes (2 of 7)

Continuing the revision of the "S Product Gallery" section of this web site to streamline the data, and better group and organize the various topics. The second change is the "Cars" section. The following changes have been made:


  1. The "S Product Gallery" menu option "Trucks" has been moved to the "Cars" menu option's page, to group them together (split between standard-gauge and narrow-gauge trucks now).

  2. The "S Product Gallery" menu option "Freight Car Loads" has been moved to the "Cars" menu option's page, to group them together.

  3. The "S Product Gallery" menu option "Specialty Cars & Engines" has been removed. Private railroads entries have now been merged into the official entries as supplemental photos, to keep them together. Commercially-decorated freelance railroad models now have their own section in the "Cars" menu option's page.

  4. A couple of extra reports have been added to the "Cars" pages.

  5. Duplicate entries have been removed, and some other minor refinements made to the data.


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December 27, 2019

Moved Manufacturers' History Menu Option

The "Extra Board" menu's "Manufacturers' History" option was moved to the "S Product Gallery" menu, to keep it together with the listing of the products themselves.

December 25, 2019

Product Gallery Changes (1 of 7)

Over the next several weeks, the "S Product Gallery" section of this web site will undergo some changes. This is primarily done to streamline the data, and better group and organize the various topics. The first change is the "Locomotives" section. The following changes have been made:

  1. Copied the train sets reported on the "S Product Gallery" menu's "Specialty Cars & Engines" option to the new "Train Sets" topic of the main "Locomotives" page, since the train sets shown in that report include a locomotive.
  2. Copied the rolling stock trucks reported in the "S Product Gallery" menu's "Trucks" option that are locomotive and/or tender trucks, to the new "Trucks" topic of the main "Locomotives" page, to group them with the locomotives.
  3. Locomotives previously marked as "private railroads" are now marked as "freelance", so that they are still listed, but clearly identified as decorated as not-prototype railroads.
  4. A.C. Gilbert and Lionel decorated locomotives that are neither marked for prototype nor freelance railroads are now marked as "fantasy". This allows them to be included in the reports, but clearly identified.
  5. Several new reports have been added.
  6. File-based reports have been changed, to hopefully better support importing into Excel, or OpenOffice spreadsheet applications.

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November 25, 2019

Figures Product Gallery by Category Revised & Updated

The figures portion of the "S Product Gallery" had the categories to which some figures were assigned updated. Also changed the way the "by category" report looks, in that the second page lists all the figures belonging to a particular category, individually and sorted by name. That will provide a complete overview of the figure by thumbnail photo. If you are interested in a particular figure, click on that thumbnail to see its larger photo, and further details.
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November 24, 2019

Structures Product Gallery Updated

Bill Winans provides missing Plasticville Tower photos.
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November 17, 2019

Structures Product Gallery Gains More Categories

Over the years, the Structures division of the S Product Gallery section of this web site has grown steadily. We now have well over 1,400 entries. Some of the by-category pages were getting to be quite long, so they have been split up over many more-detailed categories. This should help you to find the particular structures you are interested in.
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November 13, 2019

November/December 2018, 2019 Dispatch PDFs Available

The public version of the November/December 2018 issue of the NASG's Dispatch is now available (includes the magazine article index on this web site). Also, the November/December 2019 Dispatch PDF can now be viewed or downloaded via the "Members Only" section.
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November 10, 2019

Added 2017 NASG Convention Cars to Small Manufacturers Page

The currently available inventory of the 2017 NASG Convention cars are now listed on the recently created "Small Manufacturers" page.
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November 03, 2019

"Small Manufacturers" Listing Added

If you are a small manufacturer (or you happen to know of one) who provides products directly aiding the S-scale modeler (whether AF, scale, or narrow-gauge), please contact the NASG webmaster to have your products listed in this new section of the NASG web site.

The NASG is about connecting manufacturers and modelers. If you have the funds, or are a larger or more established company, you will likely already have a dedicated web site for your products. However, for the small manufacturer the costs of advertising and/or creating your own web site may be greater than any profits realized. Let's face it, a vast majority of manufacturers of model railroad products, regardless of scale, are mom-and-pop type of operations. So, this new section of the NASG web site is now available to help bridge the gap.
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