Re: Necessary Freight cars

Rich Yoder

I for one has seen the gamut when it comes to drawings. My builder has work
from 1/4" scale drawings which I also have verify with the real prototype
We have also worked with RR general Arrangement drawings supported with a
whole host of other drawings including appliances. Photographs are also a
tremendous help.
Rich Yoder

-----Original Message-----
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Anthony Thompson
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:59 PM
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Necessary Freight cars

A.T. Kott wrote:
The last project I did drawings for involved brass models made in
China. I provided scale drawings (not RR general arrangement
drawings that are seldom to scale) with a few measurements on
them . . .
I can't speak for many railroads' practice, but the SP, UP and
PFE general arrangement drawings I have seen are most certainly scale
drawings, as one can verify by checking details, and are quite
carefully done. The good Mr. Vlk referred to them as "cartoons," and
perhaps on some railroads that was true, but certainly not for the
examples cited.

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