Welcome to the NASG Web Site

Thank you for visiting the National Association of S Gaugers' web site. The NASG is a non-profit organization that supports all 1:64, or S-scale, modelers and manufacturers. Enjoy exploring the content of this web site!

To Get You Started...

This is The S-scale Web Site

  • There are over 38,000 pages of content on this site!
  • We have over 13,000 products documented, many with photographs.
  • There are over 500 manufacturers and retailers listed that carry S-scale products, today!
  • There are at least 40 events coming up in the near future where you can see S in person.
  • We average about 475 news reports per year.
  • This web site is updated nearly every single day!

About the Home Page Photos

Below is a bit more detailed information about the photos shown in our home page's rotation. Click the photo below to see the larger version used on the home page. To help keep this listing fresh, please consider sending the webmaster a photo of your layout, your diorama, your module, your model, or an S-scale event photo.

Photo #1

copyright © Bob Hogan; used by permission.

A lucky shot of a rare moment in the yard on Bob Hogan's layout, where the engines of several generations were all present and the engineers and yard crew were on their lunch break. Normally, though, this is a bustling place.

Photo #2

copyright © Paul Washburn; used by permission.

Paul Washburn has just been having fun operating his layout. The SW1 is doing some switching work in front of the depot.

Photo #3

copyright © Bill Lane; used by permission.

The Amtrak train makes an appearance on Bill Lane's layout. American Models makes equipment for those wanting to model Amtrak. The locomotives, there are at least three different road numbers in two different phases, were originally developed during the S-Helper Service/American Models collaboration period, and American Models has continued to manufacture them. They also produce the passenger cars, and the head-end equipment to model a full passenger train (also in the matching two phases).

Photo #4

If you have ever looked inside an issue of the Railroad Model Craftsman (RMC) magazine, you may have noticed the inside-the-front-cover ad. This ad has been sponsored by the NASG for many years now. However, the NASG has started a new advertising campaign that will consist of many new and vastly-improved efforts at reaching out to the general public showcasing the benefits of S-scale. The first concrete result of this effort is the completely new design of the RMC's ad. Starting with the May 2022 issue, you will see the ad shown here. But, rather than just having one static ad running each month, we are going to feature a different photo with each issue. We need your help to make this a reality. Please see this News page entry for all of the details.

Photo #5

copyright © John Henning; used by permission.

This is a photo of a scratchbuilt Schnabel freight car. The load was also scratchbuilt. Both were built by John Griffin. This photo was taken in 2007 with the car running on Doug Evans' 10' x 26' portable modular layout. Despite Doug's generous 53-inch-radius curves, the model, as shown, could not navigate the "tight" curve. However, by removing the load, the car ran just fine on the layout. For a number of years, Concept Models offered three different versions of S-scale Schnabel cars (the owner has retired, so they are no longer available). Schnabel cars were used to move very heavy and/or extra-long loads. Basically the car is two parts that lift the load up, and the load and/or its support structure, actually become part of the car itself.

Photo #6

copyright © Tony Dixon; used by permission.

Tony custom-painted a Locomotive Workshop 44-ton GE diesel switcher locomotive. These were craftsman-style kits produced in the mid-1970s. The engine is sitting at a grain elevator, partially blocking the road. Tony said he added some details to complete the model. The only thing remaining at the time this photo was taken was installing the glass in the windows.

Photo #7

copyright © Paul Washburn; used by permission.

Paul Washburn scratchbuilds freight cars faster than most of us can build a kit! Here's another Santa Fe reefer built from scratch. The question is, "Does Paul ever sleep?" :-)

Photo #8

copyright © Mike Swederska; used by permission.

Mike Swederska has been actively building a brass steam locomotive, and sharing details about it on the S-scale mailing list. He sent in this photo to show his latest work. Not only has he been sending the occasional photo into the group, he also created a video dedicated to the construction of the subject of the photo shown here, a Missouri Pacific 2-8-2 light Mikado, before it went into the paint shop. See the video on YouTube (a composition of both photo slide presentations and test-run videos of the model).

Photo #9

copyright © John Henning; used by permission.

Aahhhh! The PRR. What more needs to be said?... :-)

John sent in some photos of River Raisin Models' engines, and this one of the PRR 0-6-0, with the standard PRR tender. River Raisin also produced a version with the USRA tender. Both versions are pretty rare as RRM produced only 16 models of the former and just 4 models of the latter.

Featured Video

We want to reward you for scrolling all the way down to the bottom of this page by offering a featured video. This video will be replaced from time to time as S-scale modelers make new ones available, so scroll down here every so often! Contact the webmaster if you would like to nominate a video.

Sn2 is alive and well, as this video shows David Keith's modular layout at the 2022 Midwest Narrow Gauge Show. The locomotive is a Train & Trooper Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes (SR&RL) 0-4-4T that is in the process of being reworked.
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