Ted's Essential Freight Cars


Charles Etheredge
 

Jared ( and others),

Mark me down as another modeler who started taking RMC simply because
of Ted's articles. I consider myself a beginner as far as resin is
concerned, but the wealth of knowledge imparted makes me know that I
can build in this medium also......although maybe never on the level of
Ted.

Charles Etheredge
Modeling the TNO in 1940


Tom Madden <tgmadden@...>
 

Charles Etheredge wrote:

Mark me down as another modeler who started taking RMC simply because
of Ted's articles. I consider myself a beginner as far as resin is
concerned, but the wealth of knowledge imparted makes me know that I
can build in this medium also......although maybe never on the level
of Ted.
Few can! I was browsing through some past RMC's a week or two ago and
came upon the first article in Ted's series. Can't remember the exact
number, but the projection was for only twenty or so total articles.
The most recent one is #40! When Ted started these he was "between
assignments", as we say, and had the time and motivation to put real
effort into them. Since then he has moved from CA to CT, started
Speedwitch Models, produced a whole bunch of patterns for resin
casting, found a willing and talented resin caster to produce his
models and brought them to market, published a couple of books and two
(so far) world class modeling periodicals, and travels annually to a
number of prototype modelers meets and shows where he both sells amd
presents clinics, all the while trying to maintain some semblance of
normal family life. As far as I'm concerned, the last dozen RMC
articles are pure bonus, and when the series ends I'll be grateful for
what Ted has given us and not grumble that there won't be more....

Tom Madden


Tim O'Connor
 

Tom

yeah, but what has Ted done for us LATELY? :-)

Tim

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Tom Madden" <tgmadden@...>
Charles Etheredge wrote:

Mark me down as another modeler who started taking RMC simply because
of Ted's articles. I consider myself a beginner as far as resin is
concerned, but the wealth of knowledge imparted makes me know that I
can build in this medium also......although maybe never on the level
of Ted.
Few can! I was browsing through some past RMC's a week or two ago and
came upon the first article in Ted's series. Can't remember the exact
number, but the projection was for only twenty or so total articles.
The most recent one is #40! When Ted started these he was "between
assignments", as we say, and had the time and motivation to put real
effort into them. Since then he has moved from CA to CT, started
Speedwitch Models, produced a whole bunch of patterns for resin
casting, found a willing and talented resin caster to produce his
models and brought them to market, published a couple of books and two
(so far) world class modeling periodicals, and travels annually to a
number of prototype modelers meets and shows where he both sells amd
presents clinics, all the while trying to maintain some semblance of
normal family life. As far as I'm concerned, the last dozen RMC
articles are pure bonus, and when the series ends I'll be grateful for
what Ted has given us and not grumble that there won't be more....

Tom Madden


benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:
"yeah, but what has Ted done for us LATELY? :-)"

Careful, Tim. Ted shared a considerable body of work, unlike some
other people on this list that I can think of...


Ben Hom


Rob Kirkham <rdkirkham@...>
 

Nice synopsis - I agree completely. I only wish there was more of Ted to go around.....

Rob Kirkham

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Madden" <tgmadden@...>
[snip]
Few can! I was browsing through some past RMC's a week or two ago and
came upon the first article in Ted's series. Can't remember the exact
number, but the projection was for only twenty or so total articles.
The most recent one is #40! When Ted started these he was "between
assignments", as we say, and had the time and motivation to put real
effort into them. Since then he has moved from CA to CT, started
Speedwitch Models, produced a whole bunch of patterns for resin
casting, found a willing and talented resin caster to produce his
models and brought them to market, published a couple of books and two
(so far) world class modeling periodicals, and travels annually to a
number of prototype modelers meets and shows where he both sells amd
presents clinics, all the while trying to maintain some semblance of
normal family life. As far as I'm concerned, the last dozen RMC
articles are pure bonus, and when the series ends I'll be grateful for
what Ted has given us and not grumble that there won't be more....

Tom Madden


Richard Brennan <brennan8@...>
 

At 12:18 1/22/2008, Charles Etheredge wrote:
Mark me down as another modeler who started taking RMC simply because
of Ted's articles. I consider myself a beginner as far as resin is
concerned, but the wealth of knowledge imparted makes me know that I
can build in this medium also......although maybe never on the level of Ted.
Let me describe it another way:
I walk into Hobbies Unlimited in San Leandro...
Look at the new mags out on the counter:
- the first one I pick up is RMC...
- look in the index for Essential Ted's Freight Cars <sic>
- Yes / No = Buy / Don't Buy

...it's that simple.
other mags I only look for if I've heard they have something useful.
I just wish RP Cyc had a subscription plan...


--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------


Gatwood, Elden J SAD <Elden.J.Gatwood@...>
 

All;



Given the most positive response to Clark's article and model, Ted's past
articles and models, and Ted's future constraints, were any of you planning
on picking up part of that ball and running with it in RE to Bill S's
response/plea?



I am missing the numerous wonderful prototype articles by many esteemed
authors, and the also wonderful articles on modeling freight cars, that used
to more often grace the printed mags. Who is stepping up that plate? I know
you guys are hiding all sorts of great models out there; I see them sometimes
in the RPM photo shoots....



What most of us really, really appreciate is a background, prototype
history/timeline/painting and lettering history, how to model, paint, letter,
and weather appropriately....



Elden Gatwood





________________________________

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Richard Brennan
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:41 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Ted's Essential Freight Cars



At 12:18 1/22/2008, Charles Etheredge wrote:
Mark me down as another modeler who started taking RMC simply because
of Ted's articles. I consider myself a beginner as far as resin is
concerned, but the wealth of knowledge imparted makes me know that I
can build in this medium also......although maybe never on the level
of Ted.
Let me describe it another way:
I walk into Hobbies Unlimited in San Leandro...
Look at the new mags out on the counter:
- the first one I pick up is RMC...
- look in the index for Essential Ted's Freight Cars <sic>
- Yes / No = Buy / Don't Buy

...it's that simple.
other mags I only look for if I've heard they have something useful.
I just wish RP Cyc had a subscription plan...

--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------


Westerfield <westerfield@...>
 

I presume that the rights to Ted's articles belong to Carstens. If Hal thinks he can make some money publishing a compilation he will. As I recall when he published the RMC track plan book which had a number of my plans, all I got was a copy of the book. - Al Westerfield

----- Original Message -----
From: Gatwood, Elden J SAD
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:31 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Ted's Essential Freight Cars


All;

Given the most positive response to Clark's article and model, Ted's past
articles and models, and Ted's future constraints, were any of you planning
on picking up part of that ball and running with it in RE to Bill S's
response/plea?

I am missing the numerous wonderful prototype articles by many esteemed
authors, and the also wonderful articles on modeling freight cars, that used
to more often grace the printed mags. Who is stepping up that plate? I know
you guys are hiding all sorts of great models out there; I see them sometimes
in the RPM photo shoots....

What most of us really, really appreciate is a background, prototype
history/timeline/painting and lettering history, how to model, paint, letter,
and weather appropriately....

Elden Gatwood

________________________________

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Richard Brennan
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:41 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Ted's Essential Freight Cars

At 12:18 1/22/2008, Charles Etheredge wrote:
>Mark me down as another modeler who started taking RMC simply because
>of Ted's articles. I consider myself a beginner as far as resin is
>concerned, but the wealth of knowledge imparted makes me know that I
>can build in this medium also......although maybe never on the level
>of Ted.

Let me describe it another way:
I walk into Hobbies Unlimited in San Leandro...
Look at the new mags out on the counter:
- the first one I pick up is RMC...
- look in the index for Essential Ted's Freight Cars <sic>
- Yes / No = Buy / Don't Buy

...it's that simple.
other mags I only look for if I've heard they have something useful.
I just wish RP Cyc had a subscription plan...

--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------


Mike Fortney
 

Ted retains all rights to the Essential FC articles. He told me if his
"Things-to-do" pile ever dwindles, he will probably publish a compilation.

Mike Fortney

--- In STMFC@..., " Westerfield" <westerfield@...> wrote:

I presume that the rights to Ted's articles belong to Carstens. If
Hal thinks he can make some money publishing a compilation he will.
As I recall when he published the RMC track plan book which had a
number of my plans, all I got was a copy of the book. - Al Westerfield
----- Original Message -----
From: Gatwood, Elden J SAD
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:31 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Ted's Essential Freight Cars


All;

Given the most positive response to Clark's article and model,
Ted's past
articles and models, and Ted's future constraints, were any of you
planning
on picking up part of that ball and running with it in RE to Bill S's
response/plea?

I am missing the numerous wonderful prototype articles by many
esteemed
authors, and the also wonderful articles on modeling freight cars,
that used
to more often grace the printed mags. Who is stepping up that
plate? I know
you guys are hiding all sorts of great models out there; I see
them sometimes
in the RPM photo shoots....

What most of us really, really appreciate is a background, prototype
history/timeline/painting and lettering history, how to model,
paint, letter,
and weather appropriately....

Elden Gatwood

________________________________

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On
Behalf Of
Richard Brennan
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:41 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Ted's Essential Freight Cars

At 12:18 1/22/2008, Charles Etheredge wrote:
>Mark me down as another modeler who started taking RMC simply because
>of Ted's articles. I consider myself a beginner as far as resin is
>concerned, but the wealth of knowledge imparted makes me know that I
>can build in this medium also......although maybe never on the level
>of Ted.

Let me describe it another way:
I walk into Hobbies Unlimited in San Leandro...
Look at the new mags out on the counter:
- the first one I pick up is RMC...
- look in the index for Essential Ted's Freight Cars <sic>
- Yes / No = Buy / Don't Buy

...it's that simple.
other mags I only look for if I've heard they have something useful.
I just wish RP Cyc had a subscription plan...

--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------

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pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Elden,
Speaking for myself, I currently am reluctant to send anymore
material to Carstens for publication since it's been a year since
I've been paid for the last item of mine that was published.

Henry Carstens has been remarkably silent to my numerous inquiries as
to when I might expect payment for my efforts. I know that I'm not
the only contributor whho has not been paid in a timely manner and I
believe we are all of the same opinion about further submissions
until the outstanding bills are paid.

Pierre Oliver


--- In STMFC@..., "Gatwood, Elden J SAD "
<Elden.J.Gatwood@...> wrote:

All;



Given the most positive response to Clark's article and model,
Ted's past
articles and models, and Ted's future constraints, were any of you
planning
on picking up part of that ball and running with it in RE to Bill
S's
response/plea?



I am missing the numerous wonderful prototype articles by many
esteemed
authors, and the also wonderful articles on modeling freight cars,
that used
to more often grace the printed mags. Who is stepping up that
plate? I know
you guys are hiding all sorts of great models out there; I see them
sometimes
in the RPM photo shoots....



What most of us really, really appreciate is a background, prototype
history/timeline/painting and lettering history, how to model,
paint, letter,
and weather appropriately....



Elden Gatwood





________________________________

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On
Behalf Of
Richard Brennan
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:41 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Ted's Essential Freight Cars



At 12:18 1/22/2008, Charles Etheredge wrote:
Mark me down as another modeler who started taking RMC simply
because
of Ted's articles. I consider myself a beginner as far as resin is
concerned, but the wealth of knowledge imparted makes me know that
I
can build in this medium also......although maybe never on the
level
of Ted.
Let me describe it another way:
I walk into Hobbies Unlimited in San Leandro...
Look at the new mags out on the counter:
- the first one I pick up is RMC...
- look in the index for Essential Ted's Freight Cars <sic>
- Yes / No = Buy / Don't Buy

...it's that simple.
other mags I only look for if I've heard they have something useful.
I just wish RP Cyc had a subscription plan...

--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------





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Robert <riverob@...>
 

Where could I find an index of the Essential Freight Cars articles?
RMC issue #, subject, etc? RMC's back issue index isn't searchable.

Thanks,

Rob Simpson


Richard Brennan <brennan8@...>
 

At 09:54 1/23/2008, Robert wrote:
Where could I find an index of the Essential Freight Cars articles?
RMC issue #, subject, etc? RMC's back issue index isn't searchable.
Again:

The Essential Freight Cars article list through #37 - April 2007 is in message #61846:
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/message/61846>

There have been a few more since...
--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------


Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

I presume that the rights to Ted's articles belong to Carstens.<
Al,
To my understanding Ted retains the rights to a book. I think someone also also said that.

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax, Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI user
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Rob Simpson asked:
"Where could I find an index of the Essential Freight Cars articles?
RMC issue #, subject, etc? RMC's back issue index isn't searchable."

You can also go to http://index.mrmag.com and do an author search
on "Culotta, Ted". It's a great resource, and far too many people are
too lazy to use it.


Ben Hom


Robert <riverob@...>
 

Thanks, Richard

Rob Simpson

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Brennan <brennan8@...> wrote:

At 09:54 1/23/2008, Robert wrote:
Where could I find an index of the Essential Freight Cars articles?
RMC issue #, subject, etc? RMC's back issue index isn't
searchable.

Again:

The Essential Freight Cars article list through #37 - April 2007 is
in message #61846:
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/message/61846>

There have been a few more since...
--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA


Robert <riverob@...>
 

Although that site does not provide a complete index of Culotta's
"Essential Freight Cars" articles, I may consider having someone
bookmark it for me later on.

Rob Simpson



--- In STMFC@..., "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@...> wrote:

Rob Simpson asked:
"Where could I find an index of the Essential Freight Cars articles?
RMC issue #, subject, etc? RMC's back issue index isn't
searchable."


You can also go to http://index.mrmag.com and do an author search
on "Culotta, Ted". It's a great resource, and far too many people
are
too lazy to use it.


Ben Hom


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Westerfield wrote:
I presume that the rights to Ted's articles belong to Carstens.
No. Ted knew the business well enough to only grant "one-time serial" (magazine) rights to RMC.

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