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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 40,000 pages of content on this site!
  • We have over 13,000 products documented, many with photographs.
  • There is a listing of over 500 "S" layouts.
  • 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 © Paul Washburn; used by permission.

Paul Washburn shares a photo of an oil distributor building he completed in July. The model is scratchbuilt.

Photo #2


copyright © Stephen Hatch; used by permission.

A beautiful scene on Stephen Hatch's layout. The focus is the J. J. Harris building, which is a kit by Ragg's... to Riches?. The building is large, as it measures almost 7" wide and 24" long. Steve says the building was enjoyable to build, but it is a bit complex. You can learn more about Steve's layout by viewing this page.

Photo #3


copyright © Alan Balma; used by permission.

Alan Balma shares with us a photo of a scene set in the Fall of 1956 at Stanley, NY. It is on his PRR Elmira Branch switching layout that models the towns of Penn Yan, NY and Canandaigua, NY. The layout measures 18' by 30' in an around-the-room design, with a peninsula. The track is Shinohara code 100 with turnouts built using the Fast Tracks jigs. The layout is controlled by a wireless NCE DCC system.

Photo #4


copyright © Roger Nulton; used by permission.

This photo is of Roger Nulton's Northeastern Scale Models poultry car. It is actually a combination car, half poultry service, half refrigerator car. This model was kit "S-4", which consisted of pre-printed sides, a collection of wooden parts, and metal castings. The model in the photo was built by the late Ernie Horr, which Roger bought later on. Ernie was the person who took over the NASG Newsletter as its second editor and renamed it The Dispatch as we still know it today. Ernie installed the Northeastern Andrews trucks with hi-rail wheels, and the HO-scale couplers. Roger does not run this car on his layout, but he considers it a valuable part of his collection. You can see more information about this car on this page.

Photo #5


copyright © Bill Lane; used by permission.

Here's something a little different! This is a photo Bill Lane took at an open house at Bert Mahr's layout. This is his main control panel for his large basement layout. We have a number of photos of Bert's "Conrail & Eastern" layout. Update: I have been informed that Bert's layout is for sale.

Photo #6


copyright © Charles Malinowski; used by permission.

Charles Malinowski took some photos of Lou Templeton's layout, which we have available on this web site.

Photo #7


copyright © Paul Washburn; used by permission.

In addition to creating beautiful locomotives and freight cars, Paul also makes very detailed, unique vehicle models.

Photo #8


copyright © John Henning; used by permission.

The Sharks are here! This photo was taken by John Henning shortly after the River Raisin Models Sharks (RF-16) arrived in 2007. These brass models were crafted by Boo Rim Precision of Korea and imported by River Raisin. The models arrived fully painted and lettered, and were available with the following road names: Baltimore & Ohio, Delaware & Hudson, New York Central, and Pennsylvania Railroad. The photo, which was taken on Jack Sudimak's layout, shows two of these. The B&O models are owned by Ed Kirstatter, and the PRR models by Jack himself.

Photo #9


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.

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.


Mike Fyten shares a brief video showing his new box cab engine running on a portion of his Kaw Valley Railroad layout. The model is based on a Baldwin/Westinghouse Class D model. The prototypes are still being run at the Iowa Traction Line in Mason City, Iowa. Mike's model is equipped with the Tsunami 2, TSU-220, P.N. 886002 for Electric Models. The trucks are NWSL Stanton trucks with an 8-foot wheel base and 36" wheels. He is able to pull six cars with this model. The model still needs lights, speaker, railings, and trolley poles.
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