Re: Train Shed Cyclopedias

Jeff Aley - GCD PE <jaley@...>

I don't know anything about military modeling or equipment, so let me know
if my assumptions are off-base.

Isn't the magnitude of the problem much different between military
equipment (armor, aircraft, ships) and freight cars. I mean, for a given
piece of armor, how many paint schemes were there? Three or four? Now
take, for example, a PS-1. Now we're talking about a LOT of paint
schemes. And what, 12 (or more?) different variations.

In addition, I'm guessing that there are a lot more different kinds of
freight cars to be covered. A lot of roads had cars built in their own
shops that aren't very similar to anyone else's car.

I would expect to see something about diesels long before we see such
books about freight cars, as the "diesel problem" is much more tractable.



On Jan 11, 12:41pm, <ibs4421@...> wrote:
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Train Shed Cyclopedias
Question: What is the Squadron series like? I've never modeled
but railroads, so I'm not familiar with the data contained therein.

First, the line is from "A Freightcar Named Desire".

The Squadron "In Action" series is arranged thusly: Horizontal
softcover books dedicated to one particular subject, usually about 50
in length, and LOADED with B&W photos with good, concise captions
each one detailing time, location, etc. inaddition to anything of
interest to the modeler. In addition there are ususally several scale
drawings in three views and also some detailing certain areas of the
armor, or ship in question that provide good detail for the modeler, in
addition to detail differences between certain production models. The
center spread consists of several renderings of the subject in profile,
in color to show color variations, paint schemes, etc.
Jeff Aley, Development Engineer jaley@...
Graphics Components Division
Intel Corporation, Folsom, CA
(916) 356-3533

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