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Re: PC: Re: PC modelers/more than 2 genus types


	Well said. Thanks


"Bill K." wrote:
> So, what happens when I model...   a 1997-era Lehigh Valley Railroad?  Red
> SD60M's, SD40-2's, etc. .....   Are they toys because they're models of
> something that never existed, so there's no prototype to be accurate to
> beyond a picture in my head?
> The problem with your whole argument is, as on the masthead of Model
> Railroader for years and years, "Model Railroading is (supposed to be) Fun"
> - now if it's fun for you to be this anal about your details, that's cool,
> but it's also fun for me to make things up, and it's fun for some people to
> have PC steam, Monon E's, NYC GG1's, etc.  To have a disrespectful attitude
> because the left handrail is crooked of the horn is plain Athearn and not
> the $3 brass correct one, is uncalled for and BS.   When you throw that
> sort of BS into modeling, it takes the FUN out of it.  I'm sure Roger
> Hensley's not having fun with this based on what he wrote.  I don't see
> either how it can be fun to be so critical of what someone else does...  if
> that's how you want to be, just wait untill you get something wrong and get
> caught, you'll really find out how unfunny it is.
> Arguing about this subject is wildly off-topic, so how about letting this
> be the end of it before we all get yelled at? :o)  that's no fun either.
> Bill K.
> ----------
> > From: Craig E. Hatter <ns4610 -AT- bluegrass.net>
> > To: Penn-Central <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
> > Subject: PC: PC modelers/more than 2 genus types
> > Date: Saturday, February 26, 2000 7:54 PM
> >
> > I would classify those types as the haves and the have nots. The
> haves,into
> > which I throw myself and individuals such as Mr. Rea,have the skill sets
> and
> > knowledge base to accurately portray PC models. We WANT our models to be
> > correct. It is our desire. The have nots on the other hand do not possess
> > these skills,and by and large don't care to exert the effort or education
> > needed to become a have. Why? Because they are not MODELING. They are
> > playing with a train,whomever roads scheme is on the side.
> >
> >  I want to know if I should have a 2 strap or 3 strap signal box on my
> Kato
> > SD45s. What numbers are correct for the low mounted brake cylinder trucks
> > that came with the model? Why is the Atlas U33C PC logo incorrect?  This
> is
> > modeling. Is this a biased opinion? Certainly. Do I look down my detail
> > parts bent crooked nose and sneer at the have nots? Damn straight,because
> > they come back with it's all for fun and it really doesn't matter. To
> > This large majority continues to perpetuate bad models and out and out
> > fabrications about paint and equipment. Monon NEVER owned Salmon and Gray
> > E8s,but IHC sure did paint some and the cars to go with them. I tell
> these
> > individuals over and over that the hobby shop has just the thing for
> them.
> > It's in a big orange box. Makes noise and smokes too.
> >

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