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Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Mansell Peter Hambly
 

Bill,

 

Look to Alex Trebek for inspiration. Whatever you do, do not stop building. That will give solace. And thanks for your two suggestions 1) transformer powered drill and 2) calipers.. Thanks.

 

Be brave!

 

Mansell Peter Hambly

COQUITLAM, B,C,

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tom Madden via groups.io
Sent: November 2, 2020 10:42 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] BEARER of BAD NEWS

 

Bill, you continue to be a pathfinder, showing us the way. Safe journey, my friend.

Tom Madden

 


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Tony Thompson
 

Bruce Smith wrote:

Hands down winners, as in the VAST majority of cars show these three (Which makes sense, given the location of PRR car shops):

P50 PRR Enola PA
P57 PRR East Altoona WH PA Altoona
P62 PRR Hollidaysburg, EB PA

  Richard Hendrickson once said, based on his photo reviews, that you could use P50 and P57 and cover so much of the "territory" that you could ignore the rest <g>.

Tony Thompson




Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Tom Madden
 

Bill, you continue to be a pathfinder, showing us the way. Safe journey, my friend.

Tom Madden


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: C&O Hopper 127814 (1935)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Wow, thanks for sharing that great photo, Tim!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Monday, November 2, 2020 1:14 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: C&O Hopper 127814 (1935)

 


hopper car photos do turn up in unusual places


On 11/2/2020 11:44 AM, Curt Fortenberry wrote:

 

The NMRA has some builder's photos, but searching is problematic as sometimes you have to wade through collections.  Not easy to narrow searches and get good results.

 

 

Curt Fortenberry

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Charles Peck
 

Bill, Sad news indeed.  You and your family will be in my thoughts.
I do not doubt your strength, but I hope the service will help your 
family see how loved you are by others. It may strengthen them. 
Chuck Peck

On Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

 As some of know by now about 3.5 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, which is almost always fatal. I have not been told as yet what my longevity may but I am preparing for a short time. My executive function is at a high level and shortly after I received my diagnosis I began planning my Memorial Service. As some of you know I am an Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister having received my M.Div. Degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1990 after a rewarding career as a Photojournalist at The TENNESSEAN in Nashville TN. My ministerial colleagues are encouraging me to have this service while I am still alive so I am proceeding to do it while I am alive and plan to keep people informed as to time, date, and Zoom Info. A few close Model RR buddies—Ted Culotta, Eric Hansmann, George Toman, Lester Breuer and The Reverend Doug Harding–will have a role in pulling together the Hobby Related segment of the Memorial Service in case you have anything you want to offer up to them. Friends from my news photographer days will show some of their favorite photos from that rewarding part of my life.

I want everyone to feel comfortable—agnostic, atheist, nonreligious, believers and members of all religious traditions. I am a political liberal and intenstly patriotic and examples of leadership from the life of General and President US Grant will be offered up as well as some martial music. Ministerial friends will give me grief as they share much of what they find humorous or profound about in my religious journey and leadership.

Musically there will be some Buddy Holly, Gene Pitney, Joe South and Blues inspired Mississippi Hill Music with 12–String guitar. 

Medically I began Chemotherapy last Friday and this went well, perhaps because it was the first one. My adjustment to my new reality is no doubt aided by my love and interest in Zen Buddhism that does help me adjust to my new reality. My primary teacher is Thich Nhat Hanh: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/biography/

 

  *                *                *

Regarding my Two Volumes about the FGE/WFE/BRE/NX System, Ted Culotta will eventually take it over with several other friends pitching in to help him. Our intent is that this set of books will among the most beautiful and luxurious books if their kind ever published. They will have a lavish number of photos and if the posse we intend to assemble is able to find a capable and creative artist and illustrator, it will have many charts, tables, and maps to amplify the text and photos. Be patient, it will be worth it.

Model On Ya’ll

Bill Welch

 


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Richard Ramik
 

God Bless.

On Monday, November 2, 2020, 12:00:44 PM EST, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:


 As some of know by now about 3.5 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, which is almost always fatal. I have not been told as yet what my longevity may but I am preparing for a short time. My executive function is at a high level and shortly after I received my diagnosis I began planning my Memorial Service. As some of you know I am an Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister having received my M.Div. Degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1990 after a rewarding career as a Photojournalist at The TENNESSEAN in Nashville TN. My ministerial colleagues are encouraging me to have this service while I am still alive so I am proceeding to do it while I am alive and plan to keep people informed as to time, date, and Zoom Info. A few close Model RR buddies—Ted Culotta, Eric Hansmann, George Toman, Lester Breuer and The Reverend Doug Harding–will have a role in pulling together the Hobby Related segment of the Memorial Service in case you have anything you want to offer up to them. Friends from my news photographer days will show some of their favorite photos from that rewarding part of my life.

I want everyone to feel comfortable—agnostic, atheist, nonreligious, believers and members of all religious traditions. I am a political liberal and intenstly patriotic and examples of leadership from the life of General and President US Grant will be offered up as well as some martial music. Ministerial friends will give me grief as they share much of what they find humorous or profound about in my religious journey and leadership.

Musically there will be some Buddy Holly, Gene Pitney, Joe South and Blues inspired Mississippi Hill Music with 12–String guitar. 

Medically I began Chemotherapy last Friday and this went well, perhaps because it was the first one. My adjustment to my new reality is no doubt aided by my love and interest in Zen Buddhism that does help me adjust to my new reality. My primary teacher is Thich Nhat Hanh: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/biography/

 

  *                *                *

Regarding my Two Volumes about the FGE/WFE/BRE/NX System, Ted Culotta will eventually take it over with several other friends pitching in to help him. Our intent is that this set of books will among the most beautiful and luxurious books if their kind ever published. They will have a lavish number of photos and if the posse we intend to assemble is able to find a capable and creative artist and illustrator, it will have many charts, tables, and maps to amplify the text and photos. Be patient, it will be worth it.

Model On Ya’ll

Bill Welch

 


Re: Photo: C&O Hopper 127814 (1935)

Tim O'Connor
 


hopper car photos do turn up in unusual places


On 11/2/2020 11:44 AM, Curt Fortenberry wrote:

The NMRA has some builder's photos, but searching is problematic as sometimes you have to wade through collections.  Not easy to narrow searches and get good results.


Curt Fortenberry


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Paul Doggett
 

Bill 

I wish you all best, and will be thinking of you.

Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 2 Nov 2020, at 17:08, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

 As some of know by now about 3.5 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, which is almost always fatal. I have not been told as yet what my longevity may but I am preparing for a short time. My executive function is at a high level and shortly after I received my diagnosis I began planning my Memorial Service. As some of you know I am an Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister having received my M.Div. Degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1990 after a rewarding career as a Photojournalist at The TENNESSEAN in Nashville TN. My ministerial colleagues are encouraging me to have this service while I am still alive so I am proceeding to do it while I am alive and plan to keep people informed as to time, date, and Zoom Info. A few close Model RR buddies—Ted Culotta, Eric Hansmann, George Toman, Lester Breuer and The Reverend Doug Harding–will have a role in pulling together the Hobby Related segment of the Memorial Service in case you have anything you want to offer up to them. Friends from my news photographer days will show some of their favorite photos from that rewarding part of my life.

I want everyone to feel comfortable—agnostic, atheist, nonreligious, believers and members of all religious traditions. I am a political liberal and intenstly patriotic and examples of leadership from the life of General and President US Grant will be offered up as well as some martial music. Ministerial friends will give me grief as they share much of what they find humorous or profound about in my religious journey and leadership.

Musically there will be some Buddy Holly, Gene Pitney, Joe South and Blues inspired Mississippi Hill Music with 12–String guitar. 

Medically I began Chemotherapy last Friday and this went well, perhaps because it was the first one. My adjustment to my new reality is no doubt aided by my love and interest in Zen Buddhism that does help me adjust to my new reality. My primary teacher is Thich Nhat Hanh: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/biography/

 

  *                *                *

Regarding my Two Volumes about the FGE/WFE/BRE/NX System, Ted Culotta will eventually take it over with several other friends pitching in to help him. Our intent is that this set of books will among the most beautiful and luxurious books if their kind ever published. They will have a lavish number of photos and if the posse we intend to assemble is able to find a capable and creative artist and illustrator, it will have many charts, tables, and maps to amplify the text and photos. Be patient, it will be worth it.

Model On Ya’ll

Bill Welch

 


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Mont Switzer
 

Charlie,

 

I’m aware that the NKP did a lot of car repair at Brewster, Bellevue, Conneaut, OH and Chicago.

 

Mont

 

Montford L. Switzer

President

Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.

mswitzer@...

(765) 836-2914

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth
Sent: Monday, November 2, 2020 11:10 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights

 

I had great response from several of the list members but am needing the top 6-8 scale locations for the following private car owners and railroads:
B&O, BM, C&O, CN, CP, Erie, FGEX, GATX, GTW, GN, L&N, MILW, NKP, NP, NYNH&H,N&W,  PM, PRR, Soo, Seaboard, SOUTHERN.

 

Thanks for your help.

You can email me off list 
omahaduck (at) gmail (dot) com  


Charlie Duckworth

--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

mel perry
 

bill:
you, at the very least, will have had,
left a legacy, very few of us can say the
same, thank you for your contribution, happy rails
;-)
mel perry


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Bruce Smith
 

Charlie,

After extensive review (over lunch, looking at some photos), the PRR's top scale codes are:

Hands down winners, as in the VAST majority of cars show these three (Which makes sense, given the location of PRR car shops):

P50 PRR Enola PA
P57 PRR East Altoona WH PA Altoona
P62 PRR Hollidaysburg, EB PA

Well represented, but not as much as the above (and also allowing the inclusion of some Lines West scales):

P205 PRR Hump, Metal Yard PA Pitcairn
P330 PRR West Side PA New Castle
P441 PRR Car Shop IN Ft. Wayne
P712 PRR Terre Haute IN New Shop

Note that in providing these 7, you provide all of the digits needed to bash your own code from 1 to 776.. If you were to slip in a couple of 8's and 9's, you could basically bash any PRR scale code.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...>
Sent: Monday, November 2, 2020 10:10 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
I had great response from several of the list members but am needing the top 6-8 scale locations for the following private car owners and railroads:
B&O, BM, C&O, CN, CP, Erie, FGEX, GATX, GTW, GN, L&N, MILW, NKP, NP, NYNH&H,N&W,  PM, PRR, Soo, Seaboard, SOUTHERN.
 
Thanks for your help.

You can email me off list 
omahaduck (at) gmail (dot) com  

Charlie Duckworth
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Jack Burgess
 

Bill…

 

You have been an inspiration to me. Take care…

 

Jack Burgess

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Monday, November 2, 2020 9:01 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] BEARER of BAD NEWS

 

[Edited Message Follows]

 As some of know by now about 3.5 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, which is almost always fatal. I have not been told as yet what my longevity may but I am preparing for a short time. My executive function is at a high level and shortly after I received my diagnosis I began planning my Memorial Service. As some of you know I am an Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister having received my M.Div. Degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1990 after a rewarding career as a Photojournalist at The TENNESSEAN in Nashville TN. My ministerial colleagues are encouraging me to have this service while I am still alive so I am proceeding to do it while I am alive and plan to keep people informed as to time, date, and Zoom Info. A few close Model RR buddies—Ted Culotta, Eric Hansmann, George Toman, Lester Breuer and The Reverend Doug Harding–will have a role in pulling together the Hobby Related segment of the Memorial Service in case you have anything you want to offer up to them. Friends from my news photographer days will show some of their favorite photos from that rewarding part of my life.

I want everyone to feel comfortable—agnostic, atheist, nonreligious, believers and members of all religious traditions. I am a political liberal and intenstly patriotic and examples of leadership from the life of General and President US Grant will be offered up as well as some martial music. Ministerial friends will give me grief as they share much of what they find humorous or profound about in my religious journey and leadership.

Musically there will be some Buddy Holly, Gene Pitney, Joe South and Blues inspired Mississippi Hill Music with 12–String guitar. 

Medically I began Chemotherapy last Friday and this went well, perhaps because it was the first one. My adjustment to my new reality is no doubt aided by my love and interest in Zen Buddhism that does help me adjust to my new reality. My primary teacher is Thich Nhat Hanh: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/biography/

 

  *                *                *

Regarding my Two Volumes about the FGE/WFE/BRE/NX System, Ted Culotta will eventually take it over with several other friends pitching in to help him. Our intent is that this set of books will among the most beautiful and luxurious books if their kind ever published. They will have a lavish number of photos and if the posse we intend to assemble is able to find a capable and creative artist and illustrator, it will have many charts, tables, and maps to amplify the text and photos. Be patient, it will be worth it.

Model On Ya’ll

Bill Welch

 


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Charlie,

My take on the 7 most important NP shop and weigh stations are
BD - Brainerd, MN
CO = Como Shops, MN
LR = Laurel, MT
PA = Pasco, WA
PW = Parkwater, WA
SE =  Staples, MN
ST = South Tacoma

I'm sure others may chime in and correct or add others.

Todd Sullivan


BEARER of BAD NEWS

Bill Welch
 
Edited

 As some of know by now about 3.5 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, which is almost always fatal. I have not been told as yet what my longevity may but I am preparing for a short time. My executive function is at a high level and shortly after I received my diagnosis I began planning my Memorial Service. As some of you know I am an Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister having received my M.Div. Degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1990 after a rewarding career as a Photojournalist at The TENNESSEAN in Nashville TN. My ministerial colleagues are encouraging me to have this service while I am still alive so I am proceeding to do it while I am alive and plan to keep people informed as to time, date, and Zoom Info. A few close Model RR buddies—Ted Culotta, Eric Hansmann, George Toman, Lester Breuer and The Reverend Doug Harding–will have a role in pulling together the Hobby Related segment of the Memorial Service in case you have anything you want to offer up to them. Friends from my news photographer days will show some of their favorite photos from that rewarding part of my life.

I want everyone to feel comfortable—agnostic, atheist, nonreligious, believers and members of all religious traditions. I am a political liberal and intenstly patriotic and examples of leadership from the life of General and President US Grant will be offered up as well as some martial music. Ministerial friends will give me grief as they share much of what they find humorous or profound about in my religious journey and leadership.

Musically there will be some Buddy Holly, Gene Pitney, Joe South and Blues inspired Mississippi Hill Music with 12–String guitar. 

Medically I began Chemotherapy last Friday and this went well, perhaps because it was the first one. My adjustment to my new reality is no doubt aided by my love and interest in Zen Buddhism that does help me adjust to my new reality. My primary teacher is Thich Nhat Hanh: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/biography/

 

  *                *                *

Regarding my Two Volumes about the FGE/WFE/BRE/NX System, Ted Culotta will eventually take it over with several other friends pitching in to help him. Our intent is that this set of books will among the most beautiful and luxurious books if their kind ever published. They will have a lavish number of photos and if the posse we intend to assemble is able to find a capable and creative artist and illustrator, it will have many charts, tables, and maps to amplify the text and photos. Be patient, it will be worth it.

Model On Ya’ll

Bill Welch

 


Photo: Pullman Refrigerator Car 1500 (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Pullman Refrigerator Car 1500 (Undated)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=4118764

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Car built in 1936.

Did any railroads purchase cars of this design?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Lehigh New England Hopper 13283 (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Lehigh New England Hopper 13283 (Undated)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=4118767

Photo may load slowly so be patient.

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Car built in 1939.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: CN Hopper 119630 (1938)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CN Hopper 119630 (1938)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=3309126

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Car built 1923.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: C&O Hopper 127814 (1935)

Curt Fortenberry
 


The NMRA has some builder's photos, but searching is problematic as sometimes you have to wade through collections.  Not easy to narrow searches and get good results.


Curt Fortenberry


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Charlie Duckworth
 

I had great response from several of the list members but am needing the top 6-8 scale locations for the following private car owners and railroads:
B&O, BM, C&O, CN, CP, Erie, FGEX, GATX, GTW, GN, L&N, MILW, NKP, NP, NYNH&H,N&W,  PM, PRR, Soo, Seaboard, SOUTHERN.
 
Thanks for your help.

You can email me off list 
omahaduck (at) gmail (dot) com  

Charlie Duckworth
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Lipstick on a pig - detailing an Accurail box car

Clark Propst
 

No S**T!
Clark Propst


On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 08:55 AM, radiodial868 wrote:
We already have the term "Extreme Modeling", so maybe we need another term, like "Rabbit-hole Modeling", as in "it should be easy to take this plastic kit/car and tweak it a bit to make a nice prototype model of it", and then down the rabbit-hole we go, emerging on the other side all sorts of rework accomplished after reviewing prototype photos and data and then starting actual work on the model. "Well, I've corrected this detail, might as well fix this one here why I'm at it. Oops, this doesn't look right per the prototype, I better change this too".  And down the rabbit-hole....

Once painted it will be a car few others will have. Prime example, nice.  
RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA

14761 - 14780 of 193414