Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
Marty, I took absolutely no offence to your or Schyuler's postings.
I didn't FEEL at all that I was being "picked on". And I don't
recall asking for a database to be set up, but I'd gladly contribute
to it if one was.
I model a location in Eastern Ontario that, for a railway line in
Canada, saw many US freight cars hauling grain, locomotive coal, and
home heating coal. Even MDT reefers loaded with potatoes. So I find
myself modelling many of those roads' cars. ATSF raised-roof steel-
frame boxcars, NYC USRA boxcars, IC, L&N, Southern, and many Eastern
US roads' hopper cars, B&O M-53's, Georgia RR USRA steel-side rebuild
boxcars, LV "wrong-way" boxcars, just to name a few off the top of my
head. And I see myself modelling many more US roads' cars yet,
breaking me from a diet of CN 40' steel and steel-frame boxcars that
I always seem to be working on.
I'd imagine that you and Richard Hendrickson must get many broad
requests for info on the roads that you both are very knowledgeable
of. For someone to make that broad e-mail enquiry of you about "CV
freight cars of the '50s" or want you to tell them everything about
the CV Essex Junction--White River Junction line--that's a bit much.
They really should get out and do some research to at least winnow
their request down to specific group of cars, or go to White River
Junction for starters--that can be as much fun as modelling! And
IMHO, having a computer and paying an ISP means that one has the
ability to surf the web. Anything else--make an informed query very,
very, nicely, once and wait for an answer.
BTW, I have to model one of those CV steel-frame 40' cars
All the best,
--- In STMFC@..., "cvsne"
make on this list on an almost annual basis suggesting "we" - beingwhere
they can locate whatever they want to know about steam era freightcars.
that very idea 2 years ago, in detail. To date nothing has beendone
to create it - and I'm not in the least surprised by that since thetime.
get on a monthly basis on Central Vermont items - I can't imaginehow
many Richard Hendrickson gets for the Santa Fe. I have no problemto
inquiries have gotten more curt -- I don't' have the time to do alltell
me about the traffic, track arrangements, locomotives, andschedules"
are two actual examples of questions I've received in the pastyear.
ISP and getting a computer they have some sort of right to expect to