Re: History of Prototype Freight Car Modeling
A lot of those articles were in Mainline Modeler, a magazine that for the time produced some cutting edge modelling, IMHO.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Two gentlemen on this list should take a bow here.
I have two of Dennis Storzek's CN steel-frame boxcars. Still to me, one of the nicest, best detailed, and easy-to-assemble resin kits that I've ever built.
Al Westerfield was a prolific maker of resin kits, which were likewise easy to build, and dead accurate models. What can I add? Still nice models by today's standards.
Gould Company was likely the first to make a well-detailed styrene kit in HO that was better than brass in detail. I don't know the chronological order, but the 120-ton Industrial wrecking crane and USRA steel-frame boxcar were leaders in commercially made prototype STMFC kits. And Gould's tank car, though a model of a car which was never built, nonetheless set a new standard for a STMFC model. Criticise it all that you want to--how many of us on this list that model in HO scale don't have at least one?? Tweak the Tichy tank car kit a little, and it makes a nice "War Emergency" car.
--- In STMFC@..., "Rossiter, Mark W" <Mark.Rossiter@...> wrote: