Re: NP 1937 AAR 40’ boxcar
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Thanks for the usage tips, they are much appreciated. As far as clunky or complexity to manipulate, no need to apologize. When it comes to historical freight car information that’s a non-existent prerequisite to me because I am just so pleased the information is available online and thankful for the volunteers that see fit to put it there and maintain it.
As a New Haven modeler, for my simple purposes, I need to know what foreign road equipment in what paint scheme is appropriate for my era. Many railroad historical societies/associations provide such information, and I am grateful. If they want to go so far as to recommend accurate models or reference articles on how to improve model accuracy, so much the better.
Not that a lot of folks are clamoring for prototype info on NH freight cars to model for their era, but try to find anything on the NHRHTA website. I’m joking, there is no content. NHRHTA does not even post equipment diagrams, but fortunately they are all available on the Alphabet Route site and many prototype freight car photos are on George Elwood’s fallen flags.
Don’t think I am idly complaining about the NHRHTA site. I tried to advocate and contribute to directional changes in the Association serving as Modeling Editor when their modeling magazine, Speed Witch, was launched a few years back. The Association leadership just has a different take on the Association’s purpose, content and accessibility than I.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Chuck Soule
The NPRHA site is a fabulous resource, but it is difficult to search, and you often need to have a pretty good idea what you are looking for in order to find specific information. For example, you cannot really search it for 1937 AAR 40' boxcar. You will be able to search it better if you already have an idea what the car number range is, or else you can search the equipment diagrams to see if you can determine the closest match that will give you numbers.. Here is a way to approach the site: