Models of TOFC


Bill Welch
 

The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways" which deals with modeling trucks and trailers has an article by Mont Switzer on Trailers on Flat Cars and other truck models.

A link to MF can be found at: www.ppw-aline.com/modelfreightways.htm

I highly recommend this little magazine for transition era modelers wanting to know what trucks they need to be loading into and unloading from their boxcars, flats, gons, reefers, etc. Great fun!

Bill Welch


Scott Pitzer
 

--- In STMFC@..., Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways".........
.............
for transition era modelers
wanting to know what trucks they need to be loading into and
unloading from their boxcars, flats, gons, reefers, etc.
---------------------------------------------
I didn't know trucks were ever carried in reefers (such narrow doors!) But if college pranksters could put a guy's car on the roof of a house...

Scott Pitzer


Guy Wilber
 

In a message dated 2/9/2010 8:58:45 AM Pacific Standard Time,
timboconnor@... writes:


There has been a fair number of TOFC modeling articles over the
last 30 or years. (Yep, it's been 30 years since Mainline Modeler
first appeared!)
Lloyd Keyser's series on the early CNW TOFC flats and trailers is still as
good as it gets.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada


benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Bill Welch wrote:
"The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways" which deals with
modeling trucks and trailers has an article by Mont Switzer on
Trailers on Flat Cars and other truck models.

A link to MF can be found at: http://www.ppw-aline.com/modelfreightways.htm "

Bill, thanks for the tip! Anyone know how to get single issues and back issues?


Ben Hom


Bill Welch
 

Trucks were not carried in reefers but trucks unloaded into reefers and were loaded from reefers. Oh you were making a joke Scott.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "scottpitzer2002" <scottp459@...> wrote:



--- In STMFC@..., Bill Welch <fgexbill@> wrote:

The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways".........
.............
for transition era modelers
wanting to know what trucks they need to be loading into and
unloading from their boxcars, flats, gons, reefers, etc.
---------------------------------------------
I didn't know trucks were ever carried in reefers (such narrow doors!) But if college pranksters could put a guy's car on the roof of a house...

Scott Pitzer


Bill Welch
 

I would ask the publisher thru the link.

Bill Welch

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



Bill Welch wrote:
"The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways" which deals with
modeling trucks and trailers has an article by Mont Switzer on
Trailers on Flat Cars and other truck models.

A link to MF can be found at: http://www.ppw-aline.com/modelfreightways.htm "

Bill, thanks for the tip! Anyone know how to get single issues and back issues?


Ben Hom


Tim O'Connor
 

There has been a fair number of TOFC modeling articles over the
last 30 or years. (Yep, it's been 30 years since Mainline Modeler
first appeared!)

Mont has been a prolific writer of course -- see Mainline Modeler,
January 1986 where he describes modeling 5 different Monon trailers.
Also Mainline Modeler, October 1996 for another TOFC article from
Mont.

TOFC generates little interest on STMFC since so many people are
not interested in anything so "modern". It's much more lively over
on the BBFCL when it comes to piggybacks and autoracks... :-)

Tim O'Connor

At 2/8/2010 09:28 PM Monday, you wrote:
The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways" which deals with
modeling trucks and trailers has an article by Mont Switzer on
Trailers on Flat Cars and other truck models.

A link to MF can be found at: www.ppw-aline.com/modelfreightways.htm

I highly recommend this little magazine for transition era modelers
wanting to know what trucks they need to be loading into and
unloading from their boxcars, flats, gons, reefers, etc. Great fun!

Bill Welch


Tim O'Connor
 

I agree Guy -- that would be:

C&NW Piggyback Service, Part 1 (Lloyd Keyser)
Mainline Modeler, October 1988
C&NW Piggyback Service, Part 2: Prototype flat cars
Mainline Modeler, November 1988
C&NW piggyback service, Part 3
Mainline Modeler, December 1988
C&NW piggyback service, Part 4
Mainline Modeler, January 1989
C&NW piggyback service, Part 5
Mainline Modeler, February 1989

Tim O'Connor

There has been a fair number of TOFC modeling articles over the
last 30 or years. (Yep, it's been 30 years since Mainline Modeler
first appeared!)
Lloyd Keyser's series on the early CNW TOFC flats and trailers is still as
good as it gets.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada


Kenneth Montero
 

Tim,

What's BGFCL? Do you have a website address for it?

Ken Montero

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim O'Connor" <timboconnor@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 11:58:35 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Models of TOFC






There has been a fair number of TOFC modeling articles over the
last 30 or years. (Yep, it's been 30 years since Mainline Modeler
first appeared!)

Mont has been a prolific writer of course -- see Mainline Modeler,
January 1986 where he describes modeling 5 different Monon trailers.
Also Mainline Modeler, October 1996 for another TOFC article from
Mont.

TOFC generates little interest on STMFC since so many people are
not interested in anything so "modern". It's much more lively over
on the BBFCL when it comes to piggybacks and autoracks... :-)

Tim O'Connor

At 2/8/2010 09:28 PM Monday, you wrote:
The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways" which deals with
modeling trucks and trailers has an article by Mont Switzer on
Trailers on Flat Cars and other truck models.

A link to MF can be found at: www.ppw-aline.com/modelfreightways.htm

I highly recommend this little magazine for transition era modelers
wanting to know what trucks they need to be loading into and
unloading from their boxcars, flats, gons, reefers, etc. Great fun!

Bill Welch



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George Simmons
 

--- In STMFC@..., va661midlo@... wrote:

Tim,

What's BGFCL? Do you have a website address for it?
Not Tim, but it is another yahoo group BBFCL. Just go to the yahoo group page and search. The title comes from Baby Boomer Freight Car List. Link is as follows:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/bbfcl/?yguid=174255035

George Simmons
Dry Prong, LA


Kenneth Montero
 

George,

Thank you.

Ken Montero

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From: "MOPACMAN" <GEORGESIMMONS@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:37:38 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Models of TOFC








--- In STMFC@... , va661midlo@... wrote:

Tim,

What's BGFCL? Do you have a website address for it?
Not Tim, but it is another yahoo group BBFCL. Just go to the yahoo group page and search. The title comes from Baby Boomer Freight Car List. Link is as follows:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/bbfcl/?yguid=174255035

George Simmons
Dry Prong, LA




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