New Haven Motor Storage Sand Tower

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New Haven Motor Storage Sand Tower

rsullivan
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Joined: December 14th, 2016, 3:36 pm

August 29th, 2017, 3:48 am #1

In the September issue of Railroad Model Craftsman (RMC), the RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award was given to Mr. Edward O'Rourke for his model of the New Haven Motor Storage Sand Tower. Mr. O'Rourke's three page description with three beautiful pictures, explains and shows how he made a compressed model of the sand tower and motor storage area. Comparing his model with the pictures on pages 84, 86, 93, and 96 in Mr. David R. Sweetland's New Haven Color Pictorial: Volume One - The West End (2001) I think he did a great job. Just wanted to point out this article and Mr. O'Rourke's model to those who may not receive RMC.
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dpeters04
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August 30th, 2017, 11:22 am #2

rsullivan wrote: In the September issue of Railroad Model Craftsman (RMC), the RMC/Dremel Kitbashing Award was given to Mr. Edward O'Rourke for his model of the New Haven Motor Storage Sand Tower. Mr. O'Rourke's three page description with three beautiful pictures, explains and shows how he made a compressed model of the sand tower and motor storage area. Comparing his model with the pictures on pages 84, 86, 93, and 96 in Mr. David R. Sweetland's New Haven Color Pictorial: Volume One - The West End (2001) I think he did a great job. Just wanted to point out this article and Mr. O'Rourke's model to those who may not receive RMC.
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The Railroad model Craftsman is the best model railroad mag hands down. The New Haven motor storage sand tower article is great job. I worked at the motor storage in the early 60s he did a good job compressing the plant. The new Model Craftsman and Railfan and Railroad Mag.are are great.
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rsullivan
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August 30th, 2017, 11:25 am #3

Mr. Dpeters04. I personally like The SpeedWitch better. But, for general model railroading and modeling advise and techniqus, I agree with you about Railroad Model Craftsman.
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August 30th, 2017, 5:50 pm #4

The SpeedWitch is good as far as our organization goes. But remember RMC has a bigger circulation, so this gets our "seldom modeled railroad" a little more exposer.
 How about that Rick, MR doesn't want to do anything about electrics, but it looks like RMC does.

 Bill
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rsullivan
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August 30th, 2017, 10:05 pm #5

Mr. BX10. I wholeheartedly agree that RMC has the bigger circulation and provides much more exposure to the vast number of modelers and enthusiasts of railroading to our "seldom modeled railroad." I think Rapido has also done much to both spread the word and educate so many about some of the uniqueness of the New Haven RR with so many of their previous and future releases. But as a member of NHRHTA and a modeler of the New Haven RR, I look forward to the two issues of The SpeedWitch each year. We were saying basically the same thing, but I placed my opinion ahead of the more relevant total picture.
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DBrion
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August 31st, 2017, 12:09 am #6

Depending upon the copyright, Mr. O'Rourke's article may be able to be republished in the Speedwitch.  The NH Motor Storage is certainly a long-standing and very recognizable landmark on the RR, and it would make for great reading.

I share the sentiments of several previous posters regarding RMC as a superb modeling magazine, has been for over 60 years.  Mainline Modeler was another good publication.
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rsullivan
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August 31st, 2017, 1:51 am #7

Mr. DBrion. I agree with you about Mainline Modeler being a quality publication. The C&O Historical Society has the rights from the publishers as the distributor for Mainline Modeler, Complete Collection. It's a Data DVD for $249. I also lament the passing of some other journals that did not cover the New Haven RR specifically, but they did cover some aspects involving traction, heavy electric, and prototype railroading which were typical on the New Haven and subsidiaries. The ones I miss are Traction & Models, Traction: Prototype and Models, Model Railroading, and Railmodel Journal.
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Ed ORourke
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September 7th, 2017, 11:04 am #8

Thanks for the shout out about my article in RMC. They are very willing to work with potential authorsrs, as they do not have the large seaff the Model Railroader does. I find RMC is aimed at the more advanced modeler, where MR focuses more on the beginner to mid-level.

Ed
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