Re: Rail Road Progress


Thank You, Ben

Sincerely, Mark

--- On Mon, 1/12/09, benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...> wrote:
From: benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Rail Road Progress
To: STMFC@...
Date: Monday, January 12, 2009, 4:36 PM

Mark Morgan wrote:

"I searched the site for the Rail Road Progress company. How are there

[sic] kits?"

c. 1970s-1980s "scratchbuilding projects in a box" consisting of

precut styrene sheet and strip along with Plastruct structural

shapes. Despite the lack of rivet detail, these built into

surprisingly decent models of their prototypes. These came out at a

time when the general consensus in the hobby was that "all hopper

cars looked the same", and the individual responsibile for these kits

also self published "Common Hopper Cars of the Northeast" which was

one of the first enthusiast works that showed that this was not the

case. Many of the Rail Road Progress kits have been superceded by

later models, but a few of them still are the only models available

for some prototypes.

See Jim Six's "Modeling Norfolk & Western's H10 coal hopper" in the

August and September 1989 issues of Model RailroaDing and

Teichmoeller' s PRR hopper book for more information.

Ben Hom

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