NW Modeling List
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Tue Dec 11 08:00:52 EST 2007
Models NEEDED to fill out our Roundhouses and Lubritoriums....
M2, M2b, M2c 4-8-0
HU, HU a hoppers( as 4 bay not 3 bay)
Z1, Z1a, Z1b 2-6-6-2
Tenders of all types BY THEMSELVES.
16K & 18K fishbellies
Un-streamlined Waterbottoms as delivered with A, Y5, Y6 etc.
>> >From: <tuckerhaus at verizon.net>
>> >Date: 2007/12/10 Mon PM 02:33:34 CST
>> >To: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
>> >Subject: Re: Modeling Committee
>> >Are suggestions for the Norfolk Southern approprate for this group?
> Bill Tucker
>> >From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
>>> >>Date: 2007/12/10 Mon PM 02:33:34 CST
>>> >>To: nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
>>> >>Cc: Ron Davis <davis at nwhs.org>
>>> >>Subject: Modeling Committee
>>> >>Yikes! It must be the time of year or the phase of the moon or something,
>>> 'cause every six months or so someone takes a shot at the Modeling
>>> Committee. The last time, among other things, it was because no one knew who
>>> was on the Committee and what the Committee's charge is. The names have been
>>> published, although with the shots they take, they probably wish I had not
>>> done that. And in the current Arrow Ron outlines what the work of the
>>> Committee involves.
>>> >>We can't help manufacturers who don't want our help, or don't seek our
>>> help, or don't pay any attention to our help when it is provided. All
>>> projects, whether undertaken by the Society or by a manufacturer, have to be
>>> commercially successful. For many of the things we would like to see
>>> produced, there is simply not enough of a market to justify the expense.
>>> Case in point, Division Point has pulled (or pushed so far back as to be
>>> pulled) its projects for N&W and VGN heavyweight passenger cars, and for the
>>> VGN PA Pacific. Not enough interest. Data was provided several years ago by
>>> Harold Davenport of your Committee. And Global Crossing has announced it is
>>> closing, abandoning the Jawn Henry project for lack of reservations, among
>>> other reasons.
>>> >>On the other hand, we worked closely with Rich Yoder on his O scale VGN
>>> Battleship gon project, providing data, info, drawings, photos, and
>>> reviewing CAD drawings. Rich was relentless in searching for data to make
>>> the most accurate model possible. As a result, the models are beautiful.
>>> While the run was small and the market limited, members of the Society were
>>> very involved in its creation.
>>> >>As for Weaver, as Jim Nichols has mentioned, when Weaver asked for help,
>>> we promptly offered to provide it and were told it was under control.
>>> Unfortunately, manufacturers have learned that there is a market for "close
>>> enough"; a bigger one than for "exact".
>>> >>ATTENTION: To end this on a more positive note, if you have a model you
>>> would like to see produced, between now and the end of the year, please post
>>> it/them here and we'll see what the list looks like. Maybe we can find space
>>> in an Arrow for feedback. Can't promise a thing, other than the Committee
>>> will see what can be done with the list.
>>> >>Bill McClure
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