Re: The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling


arved_grass
 

I would be hard pressed to pay that much for a RP Cyc, but since they are OOP, it's a seller's market. May I ask where you found them?

RP Cyc volume 1 is available for $20.95, either directly from the publisher, or from dealers. I just got Volume 1 a couple weeks ago, and have fallen in love with the format. I can hardly wait to fill my library with these. And that's exactly what I paid - $20.95 plus postage. $100 may be the asking price, and "a fool and his money are soon parted," but I tend to doubt anyone looking for Volume 1 couldn't find it at a much more reasonable price than $100!

OTOH, RMC back issues (to collect the EFC series) are much more expensive usually. Refer to Railpub.com for more realistic pricing. If I could get the EFC series at 50 cents an issue, I'd gladly fork over the dough (even if it meant having to buy issues I already own).
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Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Sun, 8/24/14, golden1014@yahoo.com [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] The Ephemeral Nature of Modeling
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 11:22 AM


 









Hi Richard,,I'm risking
moderator jail here--been there before and it's not fun,
but I'm sure Tim O will be there sooner or later to keep
me company.  
I like
being called a vocal minority--it's the first time
I've ever been called vocal.  On the other hand
I've been getting a lot of death threats about my post
so I'll take being vocal and run with it!  And I'm
just kidding for all you lawyers out there.
Nevertheless I stand by my comments.
 If EFC is so valuable, then where is the much-sought after
book?  The book would surely make Ted wealthy and help keep
RMC in business, and foster new models.  Instead, RMC is
gone and there's still no book deal.  Conversely, look
at RP Cyc.  I saw an ad last night where RP Cycs 4, 5, 6,
7, and 8 are up to $75 ea.  RP Cyc #1 goes for $100.  What
does an RMC with EFC go for?  Fifty cents?  So where is
your hobby dollar best spent?  I can spent $100 max on my
hobby every month and that's it.  I'm going for RP
Cyc.  I can't afford to buy a $90 Sunshine kit on
EBay.
The word
ephemeral means that an object loses value over time.  Read
carefully: I didn't say that EFC was valueless--I think
I said it was outstanding or something to that effect,
because it is.  But I still think you would be disappointed
with the book, because you probably already have all the
articles, or you probably have most of the histocial
information in your library, or you don't want to spend
$90 a pop to get the model of EBay.  Personally speaking I
can't afford to spend that $100 on something I already
have.
Do we still
follow Mont's excellent articles on kitbashing a Monon
1958 covered hopper using the MDC model as found in MM
1980-something?  Nope, because the MDC model was supplanted
by the Kato model, and then the Bowser model, and then the
Intermountain model.  If any article is valuable to you I
will not argue, but as your friend and fellow modeler I
think you would find that the book would be not as essential
as you thought, because you already have the information in
hand elsewhere (as I stated initially).  
In the meantime, this vocal minority
is wasting his time cobbling together the one-of-a-kind
Sunshine IC two-pocket hopper, RP Cyc in hand.  Not a bad
build but slow.  I hope to have it done for Naperville,
just in time for the all-new HO scale model to be announced
(no kidding).  
Hey,
where's Tim?
John
GoldenO'Fallon, IL











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