281Re: NCNG locomotives and plans
- Feb 25, 2004Greg,
I agree with you wholeheartedly.
I should have made it a point in my original email not to pass that
information off as a fact, which was my mistake.
It is only a foot between opinions and in the model making world, a foot
difference isn't too bad either way.
My hat goes off to Bruce for his research for the book, I could not put it
down when I first got it.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:30 PM
Subject: <NevadaCoNG> NCNG locomotives and plans
> The note about the cars being 25' long came from a dimensional scaling of
> the actual cars as built by Herman Darr.
> It may not be correct, but personally I haven't measured for myself.
> Apparently Herman concluded that they were originally 25' before the book
> came out (through measurement) but it fell on deaf ears.
> I suppose the best way to check would be to do some measurements on our
> to check.
> As you are aware you nor I nor Herman or anybody else can measure these
> as none of these cars have existed "as built" for probably a 100 years. As
> as I know the data Herman and Bruce used was scaled from photos and that
> is not an exact science. Herman is very good but Herman himself will tell
> that the NCNG replica caboose at the museum, built to dimensions supplied
> him is at least a foot too long. I know for a fact that Herman's drawing
> the E&P stock car is a foot or so too long when compared to the stock car
> found (and measured) near Union Pass in Eureka County. Herman may be right
> about this I don't know. I know that Bruce was meticulous in his research
> had some of the best people around doing the drafting work.
> Good luck on your NCNG book,
> Greg Maxwell
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