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Re: Railroad History

Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>
 

I'm with you on that one, Tony. Although it is my area of interest, that book has been read cover to cover more than any other reference on the B&M in my library, and I have quite a few. Chapter 8 takes a night freight right through my neighborhood! Several, as a matter of fact.
Norm Larkin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anthony Thompson" <thompson@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2010 3:46 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re:Railroad History


What is a "great rail history book" depends on what you are
looking for. Lots of outstanding books exist on specific railroads.
Relatively few have been done on the entire railroad industry, and
rightly so, as any such work necessarily is "once over lightly" on
specifics. My personal favorites are books giving the FLAVOR of
railroading and railroad work in the era I model, and in that area, I
always mention Ralph Fisher's _Vanishing Markers_ even though it's
about the B&M, a railroad far from my areas of interest, and in
particular his Chapter 8, "Night Freight," which is as fine an account
of a freight run as I know.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history



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favorite railroad book

ed_mines
 

My favorite railroad book far and away is the Cullotta-Kline NMRA freight car book.


Re: Railroad History

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

What is a "great rail history book" depends on what you are looking for. Lots of outstanding books exist on specific railroads. Relatively few have been done on the entire railroad industry, and rightly so, as any such work necessarily is "once over lightly" on specifics. My personal favorites are books giving the FLAVOR of railroading and railroad work in the era I model, and in that area, I always mention Ralph Fisher's _Vanishing Markers_ even though it's about the B&M, a railroad far from my areas of interest, and in particular his Chapter 8, "Night Freight," which is as fine an account of a freight run as I know.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Railroad History

asychis@...
 

My absolute favorite, and I think the gold standard is The Nickel Plate
Story by John Rehor. The books on the Interstate Railroad are also very well
done.

Jerry Michels


new decals

jerryglow2
 

I just completed artwork for a PRR H32 <http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/samples/PRR_H32.jpg> along with the previously discussed IC 50' SS DD car <http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/samples/IC_50'boxcar.jpg> The H32 set can be special ordered in black for the few (one?) gray car.

Jerry Glow
http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals/


ADMIN: Re: ADMIN: Overpriced models on eBay -- topic closed

mike brock <brockm@...>
 

I will echo Jeff's comment that the $207 Sunshine kit topic is terminated. I will also admit little interest in what someone might choose to pay for something and paid little attention to the associated messages. Thanks, Jeff for taking the time to monitor this thread.


First: it is time to stop discussing the $207 Sunshine kit that recently sold on eBay. The topic is closed.

Second: on STMFC, it is forbidden to criticize other members. This includes comments like, "This topic is like a gossip group that
has nothing else to do. Build a model!" as well as comments like, "How about you go build a model instead of replying to my posts." Any further on-list retorts will result in that individual being Moderated.
Absolutely.


Third: It is the EXCLUSIVE right of the moderators to police the group and declare a discussion off-topic. If you feel something has gone on too long, and a moderator has not yet taken action, feel free to email us at stmfc-owner@...<mailto:stmfc-owner@...>
Again, absolutely:

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner


Re: 70-ton New Tahoe Model Works Truck for sale

haagtk <haagtk@...>
 

I just recieved the new Tahoe Model Works sideframes from Andy today. The Intermountain wheels that I already had fit perfectly.

These trucks look great! These are a much needed truck.

The first cars that will recieve them will be my Athearn airslide covered hopper cars. These should be a big improvement over those classic Athearn trucks that these otherwise excellent cars came equipped with!

-Tom Haag

--- In STMFC@..., Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

Good news, Brian Leppert's ASF A-3 "ride control" 70-ton plain bearing truck is
here!This was a large effort on Brian's part because he had to make a new
inner-mold, plus a new brake beam part because of the 70-ton's slightly longer
wheelbase.

Those who wish to get some of these exquisite trucks need to go no farther than
your keyboard.

I am offering these trucks as sideframe pairs with brake details, LESS
wheelsets, for those who have their own Intermountain, Reboxx. NWSL or Jaybee
wheels. I also have Intermountain code 88 semi-scale metal wheelsets in 12 pacs
available for purchase.

70-ton trucks are $3.50/pair, less wheelsets. Intermountain 12 pacs of
semi-scale wheelsets are $6.00/package of 12 axles.

Contact me OFF-LIST, Please, at <midcentury@...>
I will not answer emails which are not sent directly to me. So if you are
interested, respond to my email address only, again, OFF-LIST!!!!


I accept checks, money orders and PayPal (with a 4% surcharge)

Thanks to Mike for providing this great site!

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA







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ADMIN: Overpriced models on eBay -- topic closed

Aley, Jeff A
 

First: it is time to stop discussing the $207 Sunshine kit that recently sold on eBay. The topic is closed.

Second: on STMFC, it is forbidden to criticize other members. This includes comments like, "This topic is like a gossip group that
has nothing else to do. Build a model!" as well as comments like, "How about you go build a model instead of replying to my posts." Any further on-list retorts will result in that individual being Moderated.

Third: It is the EXCLUSIVE right of the moderators to police the group and declare a discussion off-topic. If you feel something has gone on too long, and a moderator has not yet taken action, feel free to email us at stmfc-owner@...<mailto:stmfc-owner@...>

Regards,

-Jeff Aley
Deputy Moderator, STMFC


Re: what am I missing here?? (I like this part)

John Degnan <Scaler164@...>
 

I fail to see how what I said in my post gives you the impression that I don't build models...

How about you go build a model instead of replying to my posts...?

Thank you.


John Degnan
Scaler164@...

----- Original Message -----
From: Jan Podganski Jr
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 06:27 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: what am I missing here?? (I like this part)


With all due respect to my fellow modelers, what does this person paying that
much for a model have to doe with STMFC? This topic is like a gossip group that
has nothing else to do. Buil a model! Jan


Re: what am I missing here??/$4 economy shipping

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Tim,
 
Economy shipping comes with a roll of tissue to remind you where your money went !
 
Fred Freitas
still laughing at this one

--- On Fri, 10/8/10, ed_mines <ed_mines@...> wrote:


From: ed_mines <ed_mines@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: what am I missing here??/$4 economy shipping
To: STMFC@...
Date: Friday, October 8, 2010, 3:14 PM


 





--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
$207.75 for a Sunshine kit that is still in production??
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390245896528
Anyone know what the $4 economy shipping is?








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Re: what am I missing here?? (I like this part)

Jan Podganski Jr <needles_sub@...>
 

With all due respect to my fellow modelers, what does this person paying that
much for a model have to doe with STMFC?  This topic is like a gossip group that
has nothing else to do. Buil a model!   Jan





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From: John Degnan <Scaler164@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Fri, October 8, 2010 2:34:20 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: what am I missing here?? (I like this part)

 
I like the part of the ad for this model that says :

"We do not profit from shipping and will refund overage"

They should have also said :

"... We just profit BIG TIME from people who are FAR too determined to win a
bidding war!"

I'd have waved the shipping charge all together if this had been my auction...
just out of the goodness of my heart! (if there is any)

LOL!!!

John Degnan
Scaler164@...

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Re: what am I missing here?? (I like this part)

Jan Podganski Jr <needles_sub@...>
 

With all due respect to my fellow modelers, what does this person paying that
amount have to do with steam era freight cars?  This like a gossip group
that has nothing better to do!  Do some modeling!



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From: John Degnan <Scaler164@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Fri, October 8, 2010 2:34:20 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: what am I missing here?? (I like this part)

 
I like the part of the ad for this model that says :

"We do not profit from shipping and will refund overage"

They should have also said :

"... We just profit BIG TIME from people who are FAR too determined to win a
bidding war!"

I'd have waved the shipping charge all together if this had been my auction...
just out of the goodness of my heart! (if there is any)

LOL!!!

John Degnan
Scaler164@...

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Railroad History

Andy Carlson
 

An absolute favorite of mine is the Pacific Coast Railway by Ken Westcott and
Kurt Johnson. A perfect book for someone wishing to model a specific railroad,
maps, drawings, plans, rosters and a lot more. Makes you want to model CA 3'
narrow gauge

Another great book I don't know the title, but it is about one UP railroad town
in Marysville (I believe) Kansas with every railroad structure mapped and plans
drawn to scale. Many of the facing commercial street's buildings are included as
scale plans. Author is Ron Sleeter, a sometimes contributor to Naperville. Check
out his HO scale grain elevator, no "selective compression".
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: what am I missing here?? (I like this part)

John Degnan <Scaler164@...>
 

I like the part of the ad for this model that says :

"We do not profit from shipping and will refund overage"

They should have also said :

"... We just profit BIG TIME from people who are FAR too determined to win a bidding war!"

I'd have waved the shipping charge all together if this had been my auction... just out of the goodness of my heart! (if there is any)

LOL!!!


John Degnan
Scaler164@...


Re: Railroad History

Charlie Vlk
 

One of the top books on my list is David Leider's "The Wisconsin Central in Illinois". It is mostly pre-1900 in scope.

Even if you are not a Soo Line fan, it covers a huge amount of Chicago railroad history beyond the primary subject of the WC and C&NP. The book covers the financial,
political, business, economic, geographic, engineering, and social aspects of the building of the WC into Chicago and has great documentation from primary sources,
newspaper and trade journals of the time, and a nice range of photos, maps and other illustrations to support the text.

Charlie Vlk

----- Original Message -----
From: richtownsend@...
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2010 3:21 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Railroad History



A discussion on another list got me thinking. What are the best steam era railroad history books? Having just picked up the new edition of the Raton Pass book I think that is one of the best I have seen. Lots of steam era freight cars, and good, well-written history.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: Railroad History

Tim O'Connor
 

Try "Decade of the Trains the 1940s" -- photography by Don Ball Jr,
text by E. M. Frimbo (Rogers Whitaker).

Tim O'Connor

A discussion on another list got me thinking. What are the best steam era railroad history books? Having just picked up the new edition of the Raton Pass book I think that is one of the best I have seen. Lots of steam era freight cars, and good, well-written history.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Railroad History

Richard Townsend
 

A discussion on another list got me thinking. What are the best steam era railroad history books? Having just picked up the new edition of the Raton Pass book I think that is one of the best I have seen. Lots of steam era freight cars, and good, well-written history.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: what am I missing here??/$4 economy shipping

ed_mines
 

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
$207.75 for a Sunshine kit that is still in production??
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390245896528

Anyone know what the $4 economy shipping is?


Re: trains canada rebuild nsc

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

Mark--

This car could have had a lot finer detail. I find the rivets especially oversize.
But C-D-S set HO-1 will letter this car nicely and accurately as built in 1956/57--

http://www.canadasouthern.com/tmr/images/cds-1.jpg

Use ModelFlex Light Tuscan Oxide or Scalecoat Oxide Red for a car that will be seen under layout lighting, or Scalecoat CN #11 Red for an accurate CN car colour as built. True Line Trains also offers a CN Red # 11.

Hope that this helps,

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@..., "Mark M" <bnonut@...> wrote:

car # 1-2995

National Steel Car 40' Boxcar w/8' door, NSC-3 ends,NSC roof.

Suggestions on decals? Bought this on ebay and was surprised at the lack of detail for price. Appears to have possibilities.

Any ideas and thanks in advance.

Mark Morgan


Running crap was : Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., cepropst@... wrote:
<snip>
IMO while Gene is waiting for 'floor money' he should be building all the kits his accomulated over the years and not worrying about any other freight cars until his layout is running.
Clark Propst
Clark,
When you're right, you're right! The rest of my response will go only to Clark.

After reading a number of posts subsequent to Clark's, perhaps I have been overly concerned about damage to freight cars.

Gene Green

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