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Re: Freightcar Articles - Submitting Photos

Don Strack <donstrack@...>
 

Richard Hendrickson wrote:

Adding to Ted Culotta's comments, size is less important than quality.
Sharp 5X7 or 5X8 (or even smaller) prints with good contrast are okay.
When I was doing model photos in print form, I printed almost all of them
5X7 as they're faster and easier (and less expensive) to print. Today,
however, digital is the way to go and then what matters is resolution.
I have learned from my articles in The Streamliner for UPHS, that photos
should be scanned at 600 dpi. I use 600 dpi on 8x10 prints, and 800 dpi on
5x7 prints. On smaller contact prints, likes the ones I am working with now
of UP Shays, I scan at 1200 dpi, just to get enough digital information to
give the editor (in this case, John Signor) enough to work with if he needs
to resize them. John has told me that he needs at least 10 meg as the file
size, whatever the size of the image. Mark Hemphill has told me that for
Trains, they once used a 300 dpi image on a double page centerspread, but it
worked only because the image size was large enough, and yes, it was a 30
meg file. Most image software progams (I use Paint Shop Pro) will allow you
to scan at high resolutions, then resize the image. I scan my prints on an
Epson 2400 flat bed scanner.

I scan 35mm slides at 2800 dpi, giving a final file size of about 25 meg.
Changing the resolution from 2800 to 600 gives an image size of about 5x7.
The image will fill the computer screen, with no loss of detail. Most
magazines print their photos at about 200 dpi, so scanning a slide at 2800
could allow the photo to be used as a double page centerspread, if the
editor so chooses. I scan all my slides at 2800, four at a time using a
Minolta film scanner ($299) and VueScan software ($40). Works great.

By the way, scanning a print at high resolution, then zooming in on the
image will reveal details for modeling that you cannot see on the original
print, even with a loupe. Digital scanning is a great modeling tool.

I just did a Google search on a Minolta film scanner. Buy.com is selling the
current Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV for $270.99. I am very happy with my
Scan Dual II. Easy to use, good image detail, and great color rendition.

Don Strack


Re: SFRH&MS Santa Fe Tank Cars Book Now Available

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...>
 

No, thanks. I¹ve filled out the order form and will mail it in. I appreciate
the offer, though.
--
Brian Ehni



From: George Hollwedel <georgeloop1338@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 06:42:27 -0700 (PDT)
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] SFRH&MS Santa Fe Tank Cars Book Now Available

Want me to pick you one up in Wichita?

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@comcast.net> wrote:AAAAAAAAAAARGHHHHH! Not on the
website yet.
--
Brian Ehni




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Re: SFRH&MS Santa Fe Tank Cars Book Now Available

George Hollwedel <georgeloop1338@...>
 

Want me to pick you one up in Wichita?

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@comcast.net> wrote:AAAAAAAAAAARGHHHHH! Not on the website yet.
--
Brian Ehni



From: benjaminfrank_hom
Reply-To:
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 13:13:38 -0000
To:
Subject: [STMFC] SFRH&MS Santa Fe Tank Cars Book Now Available

Richard Hendrickson and Richard Pelouze's "Santa Fe Tank Cars" is now
available from the Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society at
$40 for non-members, $30 for members. I've uploaded a .pdf of the
flyer in the files section.


Ben Hom


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Re: PRR F22/F23 was Useful MDC Cars

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Gene Moser asked:
Why would two 30' flats be a choice to ship a 16" gun barrel?

Length and weight. The 16in/45cal and 16in/50cal guns that armed US
fast battleships built immediately prior to and during WWII were,
repsectively, 60 and 66.7 ft long and weighed nearly 70 tons apiece.
Two 30 ft flats were needed to prevent unacceptable overhang. Gun
flats were normally rated at 75 to 100 tons.

This photo of two PRR Class F22 gun flats shows blocking for a large
gun:
http://prr.railfan.net/freight/freightphotos.html?
photo=PRR_435317_925527_F22_E12573_090440.jpg&fr=clF22


Ben Hom


Re: SFRH&MS Santa Fe Tank Cars Book Now Available

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...>
 

AAAAAAAAAAARGHHHHH! Not on the website yet.
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Brian Ehni



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Subject: [STMFC] SFRH&MS Santa Fe Tank Cars Book Now Available

Richard Hendrickson and Richard Pelouze's "Santa Fe Tank Cars" is now
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$40 for non-members, $30 for members. I've uploaded a .pdf of the
flyer in the files section.


Ben Hom


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SFRH&MS Santa Fe Tank Cars Book Now Available

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Richard Hendrickson and Richard Pelouze's "Santa Fe Tank Cars" is now
available from the Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society at
$40 for non-members, $30 for members. I've uploaded a .pdf of the
flyer in the files section.


Ben Hom


Re: Digest Number 1904

Malcolm H. Houck
 

In a message dated 6/18/2004 12:51:44 PM Eastern Standard Time,
STMFC@yahoogroups.com writes:
In
addition, a two-pack with a 16" gun barrel would be a cool kit!

BTW, does anyone have a photograph of these cars with a gun load
that
they would be willing to share (or point me to a vender)? I have
seen
at least one, but cannot find it on-line, leading me to believe
that it
was in one of your clinics at some point.

I've seen a number of photos of 16" Naval Rifles being shipped by rail on
older issues of Railway Age. The length of a 16" 54 Caliber [Iowa Class
Battleship] rifle is 54 times the bore; - figure the math. It often took three
"standard flat" cars to ship Naval Rifles of this size, with the load being strapped
to pivots on flats that bookended a single car serving as an idler.

While this was done to get them from the site of manufacture, that being
Mesta Machine in Homestead (the only place with a "soaking pit" large enough to
allow the cooling to occur over about 90 days), the real consideration was not
weight or length, but rather axle loading. The Navy had one, if not more,
special duty eight truck articulated flat cars for handling large naval rifles.
While the Rifles alone weighed in at only in the vicinity of 70-80 tons, plus
breech (and less trunnions) a big consideration was the loading of piers and
wharfs where they would be transshipped from rail to either another ship (for
transit), or at a graving dock where Rifles were being changed out.

Railway Age even had rear cover advertisements for these cars at one time. I
recall also that one of the early Kalmbach Model Railroad Cyclopedias (either
1944 or 1948) had a photo and a drawing of none of theses special purpose
dedicated flats for shipping large 16" Rifles.

Mal Houck


Re: PRR F22/F23 was Useful MDC Cars

Don Valentine
 

Quoting steamgene@aol.com:

Why would two 30' flats be a choice to ship a 16" gun barrel?


The 16 in. represents the bore, or I.D., not the length. These barrels
are what was on the Iowa class and other battleships and they are not small!

Don Valentine


Re: Freightcar Articles - Submitting Photos

Richard Hendrickson
 

Shawn Beckert writes:

Thanks to all who have responded to my questions with advice
and information on how to submit a magazine article - all info
will be kept and referred to in the future.

I'll beg Mike's indulgence and ask one more question, this one
on the subject of submitting photos with an article. I'm going
to assume some things here:

1) You need to submit a glossy 8x10 print, and it needs to be
thoroughly captioned - hopefully with correct information!
Adding to Ted Culotta's comments, size is less important than quality.
Sharp 5X7 or 5X8 (or even smaller) prints with good contrast are okay.
When I was doing model photos in print form, I printed almost all of them
5X7 as they're faster and easier (and less expensive) to print. Today,
however, digital is the way to go and then what matters is resolution.

2) You probably won't get the print back, at least not in the
same shape you sent it, so don't send an original "one-of-
a-kind" print that is of any value to you. Send a duplicate.
Some editors are notorious for not returning photos; e.g., never send Bob
Hundman an original of anything (I'm sure he's not larcenous, but he's
monumentally disorganized and once something has appeared in print he's
finished thinking about it, so his office swallows stuff like the Bermuda
triangle). Most, in my experience, are good about it, but once I got Ed
Hawkins' prints back in the mail and he got mine, and once a magazine
changed hands in a hostile takeover and the photos I had provided to the
original editor were never returned to me by the new regime (and in fact I
was treated rudely when I inquired about them). Anyway, today this isn't a
problem; just submit everything in digital form, as the publication will
digitize it anyway. If your images are hi-res and high quality, the
results will be as good or better than if you send photographic prints.

3) You need written permission from the photographer to have
his photo published in a book or magazine. This can be a
problem if the photographer is deceased, or unknown. I guess
in those cases you just don't submit the photo?
All that's required is that you make a good-faith effort to track down the
source. If you can't locate the photographer, credit the person or
collection you got the photo from. At the risk of inviting another
outburst of ignorance and misunderstanding about copyright laws, I'll point
out again that the copyright to photos resides only with the original
photographer during his lifetime unless he has filed for copyright on EACH
PHOTO, which has almost never been done in the case of railroad
photography. Ownership of a negative or slide does not convey copyright,
though some photo collectors would like you to think it does. My practice
in this regard for many years has been to attribute photos as fully as I
can and make sure that the (typically nominal) payment for publication of
the photo goes to the person or organization I got the print from. I've
never had a problem.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


Walthers catalog.

prr6380
 

With the loss of Rivarissi, Athearn, and now MDC there will be a lot
fewer pages in the HO catalog. Lets see Walthers own products,
Faller buildings< and.....

Walt Stafa


Re: Submitting Freightcar Articles to Magazines

Tom Houle <thoule@...>
 

Having published many articles in r/c sailboating, r/c airplane, and model railroad mags, I worry more about the quality of my article pics than the text itself. Editors can easily clean up text and will do so if its an interesting article with the kind of appeal they seek for their readers.
But they cannot light and shoot your pics. I've struggled and learned how to do effective model photography. And I'm still learning after 25 years of doing it.
I think realistically shooting individual model and layout pics is about as tough as it gets for an amateur photographer. I still shoot slides instead of digital (will switch soon as high-res. SLR digital camera prices continue to drop). I remind myself that slide film and processing are way cheap. I shoot many pics of the same shot, bracketing F stops, moving the camera around, trying different lighting, and shutter speeds.
I use a K Mart tripod and cable release for shooting at less than 1/60 second shutter speeds, which is often required indoors. I use 150 and 250 watt daylight color tempature blue photo floods along with G. E. "cool blue" incandescant lamps and Fuji outdoor slide film when shooting indoors. I recently had good color shooting outdoor Fuji film with strictly the G. E. blue incandescants. That surprised me.
My pics are okay, but large umbrella reflectors and indirect auto flash would help a lot to soften and diffuse the light.
There are several M. R. articles and photo shooting guides that explain the art of shooting model pics. All are definitely worth reading. I got lucky once and to my surprise one of my pics of a Geep Nine made the cover of O Scale Trains. Took me 20 years to do it.
Perseverence will get you there. M. R. turned down three of my articles before they finally ran one. Picky...picky... Good luck and don't worry about those reject slips.
Tom Houle


Re: PRR F22/F23 was Useful MDC Cars

prr6380
 

I have seen a PRR drawing showing the blocking to ship a 16" gun
barrel on a pair of these cars.

Walt Stafa

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Smith <smithbf@m...> wrote:
Dean Payne wrote:
"Anyway, there is a photo in the 1919 Cyc. of a Pennsy F23 flat
built
2-13 that appears to be the prototype for the MDC 30' flat."
Ben Hom replied:
As I posted earlier, the sides of the kit need modyfying to match
the
prototype:
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/480-1453
http://prr.railfan.net/freight/freightphotos.html?
photo=PRR_434445_F23.jpg&fr=
Perhaps good news will be coming in this department. I know of at
least one resin caster with an "interest" in this car.

Producing a combination kit for both the F22 and F23 makes sense,
since
they only differed in their decks (wood and steel respectively).
In
addition, a two-pack with a 16" gun barrel would be a cool kit!

BTW, does anyone have a photograph of these cars with a gun load
that
they would be willing to share (or point me to a vender)? I have
seen
at least one, but cannot find it on-line, leading me to believe
that it
was in one of your clinics at some point.

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D.
Scott-Ritchey Research Center
334-844-5587, 334-844-5850 (fax)
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Re: Looking for Stan Rydarowicz

Chet French <cfrench@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Gross" <betazeta144@y...> wrote:
Wow, no email... Thanks Ben.
I don't believe Stan even has a computer.

Chet French
Dixon, IL



--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@w...>
wrote:
Robert Gross asked:
Can you please let me know your email address or send me a
message
to
my email address?

Unless he got one recently, Stan doesn't have an e-mail address.
His
snail mail address is:

165 Manchester Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44509


Ben Hom


F&C Wabash Car

golden1014
 

Guys,

Pardon the interruption...I have a spare HO F&C Wabash
double door box car if anyone would like it. It has
steel ends, double wood doors and a round roof. I have
too many kids and too many projects at the moment and
need to pare down. If anyone's interested, please
contact me off list at Golden1014@yahoo.com.

The kit can be made into a nice car but it'll take
some work. It's an early F&C car in the yellow resin.
A couple bucks for the car and a couple bucks for
postage and we've got a deal.

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL

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Re: Usefull MDC Cars

Dave Nelson <muskoka@...>
 

The 40 ballast car can be cut up and reattached as a lower, 30' car bearing
passing resemblance to SP's H-50-5 cars, an AC&F car of which the WP and SOU
also owned. IIRC the car is in 1928 CBC.

The other ballast car model had something looking a lot like it in standard
gauge on the C&W moving iron ore from Wyoming to Pueblo, Colorado. Ugly
cusses they were.

Dave Nelson

-----Original Message-----
From: Garth Groff [mailto:ggg9y@virginia.edu]

Upon thinking back to my old days as a C&O modeler, I remembered that
the MDC rib-sided 40-foot ballast hopper was similar to a C&O car. I
think these were built in the late 1950s (otherwise I probably wouldn't
have paid any attention to them), but of this I am not certain. I know
that some were still in service until fairly recently, as I photographed
one here in C'ville in the mid-1990s.

And surprisingly, that other MDC ballast car with the huge hand wheels
actually has a prototype too. I don't know if they were ever built in
standard gauge, but Magor (I think) built a similar car in narrow gauge.
One is shown in the Gregg CBC reprints, complete with those large hand
wheels. The MDC car could probably make a nice Sn3 or On2 model.


Re: PRR F22/F23 was Useful MDC Cars

steamgene@...
 

Why would two 30' flats be a choice to ship a 16" gun barrel?



Gene Moser


Re: Freightcar Articles - Submitting Photos

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

On Jun 17, 2004, at 10:23 AM, Beckert, Shawn wrote:

List,

Thanks to all who have responded to my questions with advice
and information on how to submit a magazine article - all info
will be kept and referred to in the future.

I'll beg Mike's indulgence and ask one more question, this one
on the subject of submitting photos with an article. I'm going
to assume some things here:

1) You need to submit a glossy 8x10 print, and it needs to be
   thoroughly captioned - hopefully with correct information!
Not necessarily. 5x7 or smaller will work if that's all you have.
Also, I work entirely in digital formats with the magazines. All model
photos are digital and all original photos are scanned so I always have
the originals in my possession.

2) You probably won't get the print back, at least not in the
   same shape you sent it, so don't send an original "one-of-
   a-kind" print that is of any value to you. Send a duplicate.
I have always receive my prints back. However, if you send scans then
this becomes a moot point.

3) You need written permission from the photographer to have
   his photo published in a book or magazine. This can be a
   problem if the photographer is deceased, or unknown. I guess
   in those cases you just don't submit the photo?
Most of the magazines already know the policies and work directly with
the copyright holders. However, it is their responsibility and not
yours to watch out for this. It's nice if you have the necessary
permissions in advance, but ultimately, as the publishers of the
content, they are the responsible parties.

Regards,
Ted Culotta


Freightcar Articles - Submitting Photos

Shawn Beckert
 

List,

Thanks to all who have responded to my questions with advice
and information on how to submit a magazine article - all info
will be kept and referred to in the future.

I'll beg Mike's indulgence and ask one more question, this one
on the subject of submitting photos with an article. I'm going
to assume some things here:

1) You need to submit a glossy 8x10 print, and it needs to be
thoroughly captioned - hopefully with correct information!

2) You probably won't get the print back, at least not in the
same shape you sent it, so don't send an original "one-of-
a-kind" print that is of any value to you. Send a duplicate.

3) You need written permission from the photographer to have
his photo published in a book or magazine. This can be a
problem if the photographer is deceased, or unknown. I guess
in those cases you just don't submit the photo?

Do the above assumptions hold true? Are there any other guidelines
for submitting photographs for publication?

Thanks again,

Shawn Beckert


Re: 3-3-3 Dreadnaught

jerryglow2
 

Last e-mail address I had for Ron Van Werder is:
rocketexpress1@netscape.net

Jerry in Fla

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "lnbill" <bwelch@u...> wrote:
"Rocket Express" has a 3-3-3 Dreadnaught end as part of the 40' and
50' Rock Island car he did in resin. He sent me an extra one to use
on a Frisco kit bash I am doing using the MDC 50 footer.

I don't have his address any longer but someone on the lait likely
will. He lives in or close to Naperville, IL. They might have his
kits at Des Plaines Hobbies.

Bill Welch

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