Re: Essential Freight Cars

Brian Termunde

Thank you for your reply Ted.

While your articles subject matter were not really pertinent to me as I was and am an N Scale modeler. However, the information, tips and techniques certainly were. I read each and every one of those articles and still have those issues. That said, I too would welcome a book.

But I agree with you, things have changed a lot, and for the better in many regards. Although the current desire RTR freight cars seems to have diminished the availability of the stuff MODELERS need (and in this context, I am only referring to those who like to built kits or from scratch or a combination, and am not criticizing others).

To be pertinent, a good number of things would need to be updated, and I can see where that would be quite a project. Hopefully it is something that you can eventually do, it would find a ready audience, even this N Scaler! 

Take Care,
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah

Re: Essential Freight Cars
Posted by: "Ted Culotta" speedwitchmedia@... tcschc
Date: Wed May 24, 2017 6:35 am ((PDT))

I guess it's time that I reply to this. First, I do not ever recall stating that I would not entertain the idea of consolidating all of this into a book. It's possible I did, but I certainly don't remember it. However, I have read numerous times about things I have said and done that were not the case so it's possible that I stated something that was easily interpreted differently than I intended.

That said, I have discussed the idea of doing a book, although books is more realistic. My vision is 3-4 perfect bound (paperback) volumes.

The fly in the ointment in all of this is that a lot has changed since these articles were published. Many of the kits are no longer available, many have been superseded by one or more styrene (or resin) offerings, and several are ones where I (or others) are actively pursuing replacement kit offerings. I also have several subjects that were never covered that would need to be completed and incorporated into a latter part of the compendium. It's not that I don't see a value in this; it's more that it would be an undertaking well above and beyond just putting them together into book form.

To summarize, it's a project I heartily embrace. I just need to insert it into the queue.

Thanks for all of the positive input, feedback, and support. It is nice to read it all.


Ted Culotta
Speedwitch Media
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