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Mike Fyten's Kaw Valley Railroad is based on an old line that ran from Kansas City, KS to Lawrenece, KS. The line was not much more than about 50 miles of track. The original line was a traction line and was called the Kansas City, Kaw Valley and Western. Mike models steam and desiel, so it's not real a prototype layout. The layout is a point to point built for operations, meaning that it takes about 8 guys 3 hours to run the railroad. Mike holds operating sessions about every 6 weeks, using a timetable and train orders to run the layout. Kansas City is becoming one of the leaders in operating layouts. Needless to say that this is a scale layout. Mike uses Kaydee # 802s for coupling.
National Association of S Gaugers
NASG S Scale Freight Cars Database
Stan Stokrocki's NASG award winning S scale Hudson Central RR in Poughkeepsie, NY.
NASG Dispatch - see NASG website above
S Gaugian Magazine--by Heimburger House Publishing Co., serving "S" gauge for the past 35 years. Subscriptions are $32.00 a year in the U.S. and $39.00 outside the U.S.
Heimburger House Publishing Co. also offers a new book by Paul C. Nelson called "A.C. Gilbert's Famous American Flyer Trains." 200 pages, 8 1/2 X 11" hardbound; enameled text paper; black and white photos and 24 pages of color photos. $41.95 and $4.00 shipping. Illinois residents please add 7.75% sales tax.
Jerry Poniatowski's depot projects in the very early construction stages using Plexiglas®...Jerry used 1/4 inch thick plastic because that's a foot and a half in S scale. The real depot's walls are even thicker than that, and are made of Michigan limestone quarried a few miles from the town. It was built in 1886. There is also a 20 x 40 baggage building on one side and a 40 x 40 freight building on the other side. Jerry plans on carving the block pattern in the plastic with a Dremel, and painting each block individually. In real life, the walls have about 50 different colors of blocks, so that part will be the fun part. The roof will be made of Plastruct styrene and windows and doors too. The autos in the pic are 1:64 scale. The engine is an American Models F40PH Amtrak.
S Trains Listserve -- An e-mail listserve for S gauge American Flyer® enthusiasts.
Connecticut S Gaugers
Atlantic Coast S Gaugers
Badgerland S Gaugers
Baltimore Area American Flyer Club
Bristol S Gaugers
Central Ohio S Gaugers
Cuyahoga Valley S Gauge Association
Lehigh Valley S Gaugers
Miami Valley (OHIO) S Gaugers
Neshaminy Valley AF club
Rochester (NY) Area S Gaugers
Rocky Mountain Hi-Railers of Boise, Idaho
Southeastern Michigan S Gaugers
South Jersey S Gaugers
Members pages: http://www.trainweb.org/sjsg/members/members.htm
View of the South Jersey S Gauger's Modular layout.
Susquehanna S Gaugers
A modified American Models GP-9/18, now GP-7, by Doug Darlington of the Trinity Express S Scalers in Dallas,TX.
"S" LAYOUTS AND WEBSITES OF INTEREST BY S GAUGERS
Note: Some of these model railroads no longer exist but are referenced for posterity. RIP to those below who have passed away.
S Scale SIG - some good traction info for S scale.
Canadian S Scale Quarterly
Mark Anderson's S Gauge Model RR
Charlie Bettinger's Charlestown & Pattiville S Scale Model Railroad
Chris Burger's "Collecting And Running S Gauge Trains"
Bob Christopherson's S scale standard gauge RR The Columbia Valley & Western "The Short Line"\
Bob Comstock's S Gauge AF Model Railroad layout
Don DeWitt's Layout
Chuck Eral's American Flyer Table Top Layout
Bill Fuhrman's S Gauge Model Railroad
Robert Graves's Gilbert Gallery - AF Trains
Roy Hoffman's S Scale Penn Western Model Railroad
Jim Ingram's Link's Page--Links To Some G & S Scale Sites.
Roy Inman's Union Station Photos Although not S specific this site has some images that might help a person looking for documentation of a project. As you will see on his links page, Roy feature train sites of interest.
S Displays - A listing, by James Ingram, of the S-Gauge Operating Displays that are open to the public.
Steve Kutash's S Scale Modular Layout
Bob LaRiviere's S Gauge Model Railroad
George Leidinger's American Flyer Layout
Mark Family Layout
Jeff Mills's American Flyer Layout
Minnesota Heartland Railroad - contains many good sources of products in other scales that can be used by S gaugers.
S Scale Modular Railroading by Chuck Smith.
Stefan Nilsson's Sn2 Website
Craig O'Connell's S Gauge Model Railroad
Dave Plourde's S Gauge Hirail Model Railroad
Henry Roos' Central Railroad of New Jersey
Pieter Roos' S Scale Pages
Stan Stokrocki's S Scale Model Railroad Layout
Frank Titman's Spiral Hill RR
Paul Yorke's S Gauge Website
Here is an east bound NKP train at Glen (Carbon) tower. The IC cuts across the NKP here. The Litchfield and Madison (C&NW) paralells the NKP in the foreground.
The Engine Shop - A website of locomotive paint schemes.
Cardstock Modeling FAQs
All Gauge Page - Fun With Model Railroading
Scale Rails and NMRA Bulletin
6760 Tussing Road, Suite 102
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Editor: Terry Bacus, Jr.
Walthers Big Trains Catalog includes many S gauge products as well as products for all gauges.
The Webville & Hypertext RR Co.Used Back Issues of Magazines & Old RR Books: It's always a good place to pick up specific back issues. And if you buy $20 worth or more, there's no postage charged. Write to Paul Gibson at: Railpub@aol.com
Bill Greenan Display Cases (HO, O and G), Citrus Heights, CA
Trackside Train Display Cases (Z, N, HO, S and O), Fairview, PA
Photo by Craig O'Connell
Real Life Couplers! -- Want to see a photo of what a real life coupler looks like ? ...and side by side a model knuckle coupler too!
Steam Locomotive Wheel Arrangements
0-4-0 = Switcher
0-6-0 = Six-wheel switcher
0-8-0 = Eight-wheel switcher
0-10-0 = Ten-wheel switcher
2-4-2 = Columbia
2-6-0 = Mogul
2-6-2 = Prairie
2-6-6-2 = Sierra
2-6-6-6 = Allegheny
2-8-0 = Consolidation
2-8-2 = Mikado
2-8-4 = Berkshire
2-8-8-4 = Yellowstone
2-10-0 = Decapod
2-10-2 = Sante Fe
2-20-20-2 = Virginian
2-10-4 = Texas
4-4-0 = American
4-4-2 = Atlantic
4-6-0 = Ten-wheeler
4-6-2 = Pacific
4-6-4 = Hudson (Baltic)
4-6-6-4 = Challenger
4-8-0 = Twelve Wheeler or Mastodon
4-8-2 = Mountain
4-8-4 = Northern, Niagara (NYC), Greenbrier
4-8-8-2 = Cab Forward
4-8-8-4 = Big Boy
4-10-2 = Overland, Southern Pacific
4-12-2 = Union Pacific
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Thomas Award, 2003 NASG Perles
Publications Award, 1997
NASG Bernie Thomas Award, 2003
NASG Perles Publications Award, 1997