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Friends of the Freight Car Shirts


Richard Hendrickson
 

Many subscribers to this list will be attending the Sunshine Models
Prototype Modelers' Seminar in Naperville, IL later this month. Many
of those who will be at Naperville have Friends of the Freight Car
polo shirts which they acquired years ago when the FFC was more
active than it is now. If you have a Friends of the Freight Car polo
shirt, especially a yellow-orange one with a reefer drawing on it,
make sure you bring it to Naperville. You will find out why at an
appropriate time. DO NOT tell the Loftons about this, or ask them
questions about it, as it supposed to be a surprise.

Richard Hendrickson


Tim O'Connor
 

I wouldn't think of leaving my FFC shirts behind. Where the heck
else am I gonna wear them? :-) :-)

Tim O'Connor

At 10/10/2009 05:45 PM Saturday, you wrote:
Many subscribers to this list will be attending the Sunshine Models
Prototype Modelers' Seminar in Naperville, IL later this month. Many
of those who will be at Naperville have Friends of the Freight Car
polo shirts which they acquired years ago when the FFC was more
active than it is now. If you have a Friends of the Freight Car polo
shirt, especially a yellow-orange one with a reefer drawing on it,
make sure you bring it to Naperville. You will find out why at an
appropriate time. DO NOT tell the Loftons about this, or ask them
questions about it, as it supposed to be a surprise.

Richard Hendrickson


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Awhile back we discussed substitute gondola ends. The Tichy 3- rib end is a nice rendition of the original Dreadnaught end.

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


Brian Carlson
 

Some of us wish we could be in that crowd. I am also trying to get into the
cocoa beach Hawaiian shirt club.





Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY







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I wouldn't think of leaving my FFC shirts behind. Where the heck
else am I gonna wear them? :-) :-)

Tim O'Connor

At 10/10/2009 05:45 PM Saturday, you wrote:
Many subscribers to this list will be attending the Sunshine Models
Prototype Modelers' Seminar in Naperville, IL later this month. Many
of those who will be at Naperville have Friends of the Freight Car
polo shirts which they acquired years ago when the FFC was more
active than it is now. If you have a Friends of the Freight Car polo
shirt, especially a yellow-orange one with a reefer drawing on it,
make sure you bring it to Naperville. You will find out why at an
appropriate time. DO NOT tell the Loftons about this, or ask them
questions about it, as it supposed to be a surprise.

Richard Hendrickson


Schuyler Larrabee
 

The Hawaiian shirts call to me, too . . .

(Thought I'd see you this weekend, Brian?)

SGL

Some of us wish we could be in that crowd. I am also trying to get into the
cocoa beach Hawaiian shirt club.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY


I wouldn't think of leaving my FFC shirts behind. Where the heck
else am I gonna wear them? :-) :-)

Tim O'Connor

At 10/10/2009 05:45 PM Saturday, you wrote:
Many subscribers to this list will be attending the Sunshine Models
Prototype Modelers' Seminar in Naperville, IL later this month. Many
of those who will be at Naperville have Friends of the Freight Car
polo shirts which they acquired years ago when the FFC was more
active than it is now. If you have a Friends of the Freight Car polo
shirt, especially a yellow-orange one with a reefer drawing on it,
make sure you bring it to Naperville. You will find out why at an
appropriate time. DO NOT tell the Loftons about this, or ask them
questions about it, as it supposed to be a surprise.

Richard Hendrickson









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Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Richard,
 
            How hard would it be to revive the FFC group?  Anyone willing to give it a try?
 
Fred Freitas

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Date: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 11:45 PM


 



The Hawaiian shirts call to me, too . . .

(Thought I'd see you this weekend, Brian?)

SGL

Some of us wish we could be in that crowd. I am also trying to get into the
cocoa beach Hawaiian shirt club.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY


I wouldn't think of leaving my FFC shirts behind. Where the heck
else am I gonna wear them? :-) :-)

Tim O'Connor

At 10/10/2009 05:45 PM Saturday, you wrote:
Many subscribers to this list will be attending the Sunshine Models
Prototype Modelers' Seminar in Naperville, IL later this month. Many
of those who will be at Naperville have Friends of the Freight Car
polo shirts which they acquired years ago when the FFC was more
active than it is now. If you have a Friends of the Freight Car polo
shirt, especially a yellow-orange one with a reefer drawing on it,
make sure you bring it to Naperville. You will find out why at an
appropriate time. DO NOT tell the Loftons about this, or ask them
questions about it, as it supposed to be a surprise.

Richard Hendrickson
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Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Fred Freitas wrote:
How hard would it be to revive the FFC group? Anyone willing to give it a try?
Fred, it's not dead, just sleeping <g>.

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


Paul Lyons
 

In a coma is probably closer to the fact.



Paul Lyons

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To: STMFC@...
Sent: Mon, Oct 12, 2009 11:14 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Friends of the Freight Car Shirts







Fred Freitas wrote:
How hard would it be to revive the FFC group? Anyone
willing to give it a try?
Fred, it's not dead, just sleeping <g>.

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


Tim O'Connor
 

Fred

As far as I know, FFC T-shirts were Tony's idea and he made them and
sold them to us. Anyone who goes to Naperville, buys resin kits and
builds them, and loves railroad freight cars, is a member of the FFC!
I don't know of any other qualifications needed. :-)

Tim O'Connor

How hard would it be to revive the FFC group? Anyone
willing to give it a try?
Fred, it's not dead, just sleeping <g>.

Tony Thompson


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 12, 2009, at 12:30 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

As far as I know, FFC T-shirts were Tony's idea and he made them and
sold them to us. Anyone who goes to Naperville, buys resin kits and
builds them, and loves railroad freight cars, is a member of the FFC!
I don't know of any other qualifications needed. :-)
Tim is quite right. The FFC had its beginnings at a back yard BBQ at
Tony Thompson's home during the 1990 Pittsburgh NMRA convention. We
all got shirts at that event, and other shirts of different colors
were produced at intervals in the 1990s, but there were no dues,
officers, or organizational paraphernalia of any kind (intentionally
in contrast to all the NMRA rigmarole). At a number of subsequent
events, including some early Naperville seminars, there were no-host
FFC dinnners, but those became increasingly large and unwieldy and
came to a halt after one occasion when many who said they were coming
to dinner didn't and the FFC planners ended up with a big bill for a
restaurant minimum which wasn't met (and which Al Hoffman generously
covered). Today, FFC remains alive in concept, but has no more
organizational substance than it ever had. However, those who belong
to FFC in spirit (and you all know who you are) seem like an
appropriate group to present a plaque of appreciation to the Loftons
for their sponsorship of 16 annual Naperville prototype modelers'
seminars, so that's what's afoot and why all who have FFC shirts are
being asked to bring them to Naperville this year.

Richard Hendrickson


brianehni <behni@...>
 

While not an actual member of the FFC, I must be one based on what I've seen here; I have upwards of 75 Sunshine kits (most still in kit form like everyone else), and want more, but funding is low at the moment.

Since I cannot make this meet in Naperville (keeping my record spotless), I will have to attend in spirit only.

Brian Ehni

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:

On Oct 12, 2009, at 12:30 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

As far as I know, FFC T-shirts were Tony's idea and he made them and
sold them to us. Anyone who goes to Naperville, buys resin kits and
builds them, and loves railroad freight cars, is a member of the FFC!
I don't know of any other qualifications needed. :-)
Tim is quite right. The FFC had its beginnings at a back yard BBQ at
Tony Thompson's home during the 1990 Pittsburgh NMRA convention. We
all got shirts at that event, and other shirts of different colors
were produced at intervals in the 1990s, but there were no dues,
officers, or organizational paraphernalia of any kind (intentionally
in contrast to all the NMRA rigmarole). At a number of subsequent
events, including some early Naperville seminars, there were no-host
FFC dinnners, but those became increasingly large and unwieldy and
came to a halt after one occasion when many who said they were coming
to dinner didn't and the FFC planners ended up with a big bill for a
restaurant minimum which wasn't met (and which Al Hoffman generously
covered). Today, FFC remains alive in concept, but has no more
organizational substance than it ever had. However, those who belong
to FFC in spirit (and you all know who you are) seem like an
appropriate group to present a plaque of appreciation to the Loftons
for their sponsorship of 16 annual Naperville prototype modelers'
seminars, so that's what's afoot and why all who have FFC shirts are
being asked to bring them to Naperville this year.

Richard Hendrickson



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Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:
As far as I know, FFC T-shirts were Tony's idea . . .
True as far as it goes, Tim, but I'd point out that they were NEVER T-shirts. All have been polo shirts (or as some say, golf shirts), short sleeves with pockets.

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


brianehni <behni@...>
 

AFAIK, there is a difference between golf and polo shirts. True golf shirts have pockets (for score card and pencil). Polos do not. Always burns me when I see "golf shirts" advertised that are sans pockets.

Brian Ehni

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Tim O'Connor wrote:
As far as I know, FFC T-shirts were Tony's idea . . .
True as far as it goes, Tim, but I'd point out that they were
NEVER T-shirts. All have been polo shirts (or as some say, golf
shirts), short sleeves with pockets.

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


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Brian Ehni wrote:
AFAIK, there is a difference between golf and polo shirts. True golf shirts have pockets (for score card and pencil). Polos do not. Always burns me when I see "golf shirts" advertised that are sans pockets.
That may well be the original distinction, but I can assure you that if you look in shirt catalogs, most styles can be had "with or without pockets" and are all called EITHER golf or polo. I've been through this numerous times in arranging for imprinted shirts for various conventions as well as FOTFC.

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


James Babcock
 

Tony,
Am I detecting a willingness on your part to produce another run?
Jim




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Sent: Mon, October 12, 2009 3:06:42 PM
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Brian Ehni wrote:
AFAIK, there is a difference between golf and polo shirts. True golf
shirts have pockets (for score card and pencil). Polos do not.
Always burns me when I see "golf shirts" advertised that are sans
pockets.
That may well be the original distinction, but I can assure you
that if you look in shirt catalogs, most styles can be had "with or
without pockets" and are all called EITHER golf or polo. I've been
through this numerous times in arranging for imprinted shirts for
various conventions as well as FOTFC.

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@signaturep ress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history







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Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Jim Babcock wrote:
Tony,
Am I detecting a willingness on your part to produce another run?
The problem would be the venue at which to make the shirts available. One possibility is next year's Naperville. I've volunteered in the past to do a new shirt at Cocoa Beach but Mike Brock calls those shots, and he's had other shirt projects going on.

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


SUVCWORR@...
 

Tony,

Does that mean there will be a Naperville next year?? Has someone or a group come forward to continue this?

Rich Orr

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Jim Babcock wrote:
Tony,
Am I detecting a willingness on your part to produce another run?
The problem would be the venue at which to make the shirts
available. One possibility is next year's Naperville. I've volunteered
in the past to do a new shirt at Cocoa Beach but Mike Brock calls
those shots, and he's had other shirt projects going on.

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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bill_d_goat
 


Tim is quite right. The FFC had its beginnings at a back yard BBQ at
Tony Thompson's home during the 1990 Pittsburgh NMRA convention. We
all got shirts at that event, and other shirts of different colors
were produced at intervals in the 1990s, but there were no dues,
officers, or organizational paraphernalia of any kind (intentionally
I attended the 1990 Pittsburg convention. I remember seeing Richard walking with GN guru Staffan Einhbom (sp?) who I knew, wearing mineral brown shirts that said "Freight Car Mafia" on them. Impressive!
Bill Williams


Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Bill Williams wrote:
I attended the 1990 Pittsburg convention. I remember seeing Richard walking with GN guru Staffan Einhbom (sp?) who I knew, wearing mineral brown shirts that said "Freight Car Mafia" on them. Impressive!
The FOTFC shirts were orange and said "Friends of the Freight Car." If there were also "Freight Car Mafia" shirts at that convention, I missed them.

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


Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Is it possible we could do a dinner (pizza??) at the National in Sacramento? Possibly a new shirt and a pay in advance to make sure we don't have a repeat of that problem!

Jon Miller
AT&SF
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