Re: Prototype Modeler Magazine ( was PRR Class X27 and PRR Car Class Designation)


mbcarson2002
 

I believe "Prototype Modeler" was published from
1979 through 1990. Paul Gibson, d/b/a Railpub, has some
back issues in stock IAW his latest on-line catalog
(01/2002).

Regards,

Mike Carson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, 03 January, 2002 12:41
Subject: Re: [STMFC] PRR Class X27 (was Re: PRR Car Class
Designation)


: Can you give at least an estimate of the dates when it
started and
: ceased publication?
:
:
: Norm
:
: ----- Original Message -----
: From: <billd@gci-net.com>
: To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
: Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 12:22 PM
: Subject: Re: [STMFC] PRR Class X27 (was Re: PRR Car Class
Designation)
:
:
: > Ben and all,
: >
: > For those of you who came along too late, the late,
: > somewhat lamented Prototype Modeler was one of the
first,
: > if not the first magazine to push "prototype modeling".
It
: > was quite good...for a while, but like most things that
: > were ahead of their time, didn't enjoy a large
following.
: > After the death of John Longo, it withered away and
died.
: >
: > Bill Daniels
: > Tucson, AZ
: >
: > On Thu, 03 Jan 2002 16:34:04 -0000
: > "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@worldnet.att.net> wrote:
: > >Jack Amerine, in his extensive X29 article in the
October
: > >1978
: > >Prototype Modeler, speculated that Class X27 was the
: > >basis for the
: > >Pennsy-dominated ARA car design committee's first
: > >submission for a
: > >standard steel boxcar, which was an 9'0"IH, 8'10.5" IW
: > >car, and a
: > >taller and wider car than PRR 36985, the Class ARA car
: > >built in
: > >1917. An evolutionary development from Class X25, it
was
: > >aborted on
: > >the drawing board, bowing to ARA pressure for lower,
: > >narrower cars.
: > >
: > >For those of you who haven't seen this article, take a
: > >good look if
: > >you run across it. It was remarkably ahead of its
time -
: > >a
: > >comprehensive prototype freight car article at a time
: > >when MR was
: > >still pushing little-modified Athearn products on the
: > >freelanced
: > >railroad of the month.
: > >
: > >Then again, with the masthead changes at MR, maybe not
a
: > >whole lot
: > >has changed...
: > >
: > >
: > >Ben Hom
: > >
: > >
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