Re: information value of RP Cyc issues


mrprksr <mrprksr@...>
 

Keep an eye on 'ABE Books'....they had about a dozen different issues the last
time I checked....Lar




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From: Don Burn <burn@windrvr.com>
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Sent: Wed, April 3, 2013 2:54:58 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] information value of RP Cyc issues


Like Nelson I am in the process of finishing my collection, but I need 3,4,5,6
and 7 so any hints would be appreciated.

Don Burn

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From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Nelson
Moyer
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 12:05 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] information value of RP Cyc issues

I too have found RPCyc to be an invaluable resource. I have acquired all volumes
except Vol. 3. If anyone on the list would like to sell Vol. 3, please contact
me off list.

Nelson Moyer

On Apr 3, 2013, at 3:11 AM, "Staffan Ehnbom" <staffan.ehnbom@telia.com> wrote:

Somewhat to my surprise (and also thanks to list member Bill Pardie, who
generously donated early sellout issue no. 20), I have succeeded in securing all
the RPCyc issues. It is a treasure! I noticed that volumes 20-24 sold out
quickly. Is this a result of increased interest or reduced number of copies
printed?

I also enjoyed Tony's article on "significant freight cars". I was wondering
whether you'd mention the 24000 GN 40' truss rod 40 ton box cars built
1901-1917. They probably had an even greater impact on the GN freight car fleet
(40000 cars) than the 29000 X29 cars had on the much larger PRR fleet and could
often be spotted in yard scenes all over North America for many years.
Westerfield has the kits for them.

The two GN cars you chose were definitely "significant", though. The change to
a side faceing goat in the monogram came about around 1940, but the text still
stayed SEE AMERICA FIRST GLACIER NATIONAL PARK. It is not until 1947 that the
monogram with the GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY text was introduced.

Staffan Ehnbom

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Thompson
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 12:51 AM
Subject: [STMFC] information value of RP Cyc issues

No doubt many on this list have been buying some or all of the RP Cyc issues as
they come out. I just want to stress how valuable the information in them is,
and to thank Ed Hawkins and Pat Wider for the richness of their contributions.
An example of the kind of debt I owe this publication and its writers is my
column in the April 2013 issue of _Model Railroad Hobbyist_ (like all issues of
MRH, it is available free for download; for this month, see:
http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/magazine/mrh-2013-04-apr ). In that column, I
talk about "signature" freight cars of selected railroads, but the great
majority of the citations to sources of prototype information are to RP Cyc.
Incidentally, I have also discussed the "signature freight car" concept in my
blog, in this post:


http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2013/04/signature-freight-cars.html

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail,
thompson@signaturepress.com Publishers of books on railroad history

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