Scale Modeling

Although S-scale was made popular by the A.C. Gilbert company's American Flyer toy trains, a lot of new modeling is also being done true-to-scale, much like Z-, N-, HO-, and O-scale is being modeled today. We invite you to follow the links below and enjoy some wonderful work being done in the "scale" side of S.

Photo Gallery

Standard-gauge modeling
Some photos of fantastic work done by S-scale modelers.
Narrow-gauge modeling
Some photos of great Sn3 and Sn2 models and layouts.

To contribute a photo to either of these galleries, please contact the webmaster.

Mini Articles (formerly "Featured Modelers")

Tennessee Central PS-2 Hopper
Modifying an S-Helper Service car by Ed Kirstatter.
Bob Hogan's Sn3 Layouts
Bob shares photos of his previous Sn3 layouts (74 hi-rez photos!).
Scratch-built Equipment
Paul Washburn's engines and cars.
The Sierra Northern
Photos of Bob Hogan's layout.
TPL Log Flats
An exercise in 3D-printing flat cars.

To contribute a mini-article, please contact the webmaster.


1:64 Modeling Guide
This magazine has been canceled, but back issues are still available.
Canadian S Scale Quarterly
Canadian newsletter that has been somewhat dormant lately.
Sn3 Modeler
Semi-annual magazine devoted to Sn3 narrow gauge modeling.
S Gaugian
Bi-monthly magazine that covers all aspects of S modeling, including scale.
The Dispatch
Published bi-monthly by the NASG; part of your NASG membership.
Magazine Articles
(updated June 15, 2014)
Lists some of the S-scale articles featured in the general model railroading press.

External Links

Discussion Groups and Forums
(updated February 8, 2014)
Lists all known Yahoo Groups and various forums that are focused on S-scale modeling or routinely cover S-scale modeling.
Layouts on the Web
(updated May 13, 2014)
Qualified and validated links to web sites that feature S-scale layouts, either club or private.
S-scale Videos Online
(updated June 22, 2014)
Quality videos featuring S-scale model railroading.
S-scale Articles on the Web
(updated June 29, 2014)
Qualified and validated links to specific S-related articles.

Note: all external links are validated on a weekly basis. Disclaimer: the NASG cannot be held responsible for the content of external web sites.