Re: Digest Number 9117

Brian Termunde

Thanks for posting this Steve. It's amazing what a difference a scale foot can make!

I can understand that a historical society would produce a 'foobie', but it should be labeled as such, being 'representative' or a 'stand in' or such, and then the buyer can decide if it is worth it to them to purchase the offering.

As an N Scaler, I've come to accept that most of my models will not be more then 'representative' at best. Once in a while, I might even get lucky and come closer. But if I have any doubts about a model, if the manufacturer doesn't provide data about the car's era and prototype, and if I cannot find that information (often thanks to the information on this list), I skip the car. Most times, I'd rather miss out, the find myself stuck with a car that I cannot use due to my own self imposed standards. For instance, I love the post '58 CB&Q Chinese red, and own several cars painted in that scheme, but they are not intended to be used on the layout. I have skipped several of the new N Scale Atlas PS-1 Box cars since I know that they are too modern (or perhaps too rare) for my 1953 railroad.

Take Care,
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT
"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"

1a. Re: Stock car question
    Posted by: "Steve Sandifer" steve.sandifer@... stevesandifer2000
    Date: Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:53 pm ((PST))

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