Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It

Tom Jones III <tomtherailnut@...>

And now I understand your desires. Thank you.

My focus was more on simulation of scale momentum of models, yours is the
faithful creation of models. Sadly, in my opinion, the twain don't meet

Tom Jones

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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Scale Weights - Doubt It


Actually to me the answer is quite simple, (but then I'm kinda weird some
say), because of the general context's of the STMFC's stated purpose and the
MANY topics discussed in this group. Everything possible seems to be
considered for discussion, from the scale size of rivet-heads, to exact
underframes, exact brake-wheels, exact metal-thickness, exact car-color &
weathering, ad infinitum!! Scale-weight is just, in fact, another part of
the total scale-picture!

But, James Eckman just posted a link to the page, "Railway Engineering",
that very interestingly covers the scale-weight & car-weighting issue, by
Steve Hatch, questions 9 & 10. As per Hatch's hypothesis, weight doesn't,
almost, matter at all, and states why. His theories actually argue in favor
of why NOT use actual scale-weight in our cars? Therefore, the case for
actually attaining the scale-weight of a model, to me, should become an
additional function in the total scale-building formula, as well as the
question, "What color would be the under-carriage of a NYC freight-car
traveling through Phoenix, Arizona in August of 1947."

Paul Hillman

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