Re: NYC Steel Boxcars, New Models?


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 14, 2007, at 7:17 AM, tgregmrtn@... wrote:

I think you can look to the Santa Fe guys as the beginning of the
path. I
have to believe that the union of their two groups made a strong
point, the
rest seem to be slow to follow. It appears as if John Golden is
sowing the seeds
of good things to come. Any Historical society that doesn't realize
it needs
the prototype modeling community to survive is destine to become the
"fallen
flag" it represents.
Perceptive and well stated. It seems that, in every RR historical
society, there are at least a few non-modelers who resist and resent
the participation of prototype modelers. That was once true (perhaps
still is) even in groups like the Santa Fe and PRR societies which have
grown and prospered because they were willing to embrace the modeling
community. Those like the NYC society which persist in discouraging
modelers are their own worst enemies; today, many of the best and most
productive railroad historians (including numerous subscribers to this
list) are motivated primarily by their desire to recreate the past in
miniature.

Richard Hendrickson

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