Just a note that many of members of this list might have
unbuilt kits for the cars that you covered in your series.
So, even if those kits are no longer available, they
probably reside unbuilt in many kit stashes.
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:36 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Essential Freight Cars
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kits are no longer available, many have been superseded by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.
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