"S" was the name given by the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) in 1943 for modeling in a ratio of 1:64. Meaning, real-world (a.k.a. prototype) measurements are divided by 64 to provide the scale model dimensions. The scale is also known as "3/16th scale", because a prototype English foot is equal to 3/16 of an inch in S-scale. Conveniently, each 1/64" tick mark on a ruler represents a scale one inch on the model. S-scale has its roots in the American Flyer brand. Before World War II, A.C. Gilbert bought the American Flyer product line, and made trains that could operate on the Lionel O-scale track. The equipment was made to 1:64 scale, but the wheels and trucks were gauged to the O-scale standard. After WWII, to be able to better compete with rival Lionel, A.C. Gilbert developed the more prototypical-looking two-rail system, and spaced the rail gauge to that of S-scale (Lionel used a third rail down the center of the track, since it primarily used AC power for the engines). This text and scale photo is courtesy of the NASG organization, whose WEB site can be found at www.NASG.org.
TPW Box Car was issued in 1998 as the first project for the club. We have no more of these units in inventory.
Our Krispy Kreme Truck flat car loads provided very popular, as we quickly sold out our inventory, and then created a second run. We have since depleted our inventory.,
The unique Timken Box car was the first in a series of Canton, Ohio based rolling stock authorized and produced by the club. We have sold out all units of this box car.
The second in a series of Timken rolling stock, this tank car was very popular, and sold out quickly, even with a second run.
Continuing the series of Timken rolling stock, this hopper car was issued on year later after the tank car. This car also sold out quickly.
Our last of the Timken series of box cars, the TOFC with Timken Trailer was also very popular and sold out..
These very colorful box cars were issued during the 2019 NASG National Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio that was organized and hosted by COSG. Authorized by the US Playing Cards Company based in the Cincinnati area, these cars featured the Bicycle brand logo and colors. One Box car was accented with a blue roof, and displayed the red Bicycle cards logos. The other featured a red roof with the blue Bicycle cards logo. A limited of both high-rail and scale truck cars are still available. See the Club Cars for Sale button in the menu at the top of the page.
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