Progress is good on the new WWI/72 book with almost 3,300 listings so
far, with 1,490 aircraft alone.
What I need is help with is identifying items other than aircraft,
aircraft interiors, aircraft wings and control surfaces and aircraft
conversions as being WWI or not.
Subjects that I could use some hellp with include:
Aircraft Armament including guns and bombs
Aircraft Ground Equipment
Aircraft Landing Gear
Vehicle parts & Accessories
Railroad Engines & Rolling Stock
Ships & Boats
If you can help with even a single subject please let me know.
With US railroads you might want to check up on items listed as USRA.
Not all of the designs actually entered service and those that did were
usually modified over time.
I assume you know that during the war the government took over the
railroads in this country. To make rolling stock more interchangable
the USRA drew up plans for everything from one end of the train to the
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
Thanks, Bill. That helps. My knowledge of railway stuff is pretty
bad.After a couple of WWI vehicles I'm going to tackle one of their
armored trains. Probably a year-long project.TomOn Sep 11, 10:43=A0pm,
Mad Modeller wrote:>
" firstname.lastname@example.org" wrote:> > > Progress is good on the new WWI/72
book with almost 3,300 listings so> > far, with 1,490 aircraft alone.>
aircraft,> > aircraft interiors, aircraft wings and control surfaces
and aircraft> > conversions as being WWI or not.> > > Subjects that I
could use some hellp with include:> > > Vehicles> > Aircraft Engines/
Props/Cowlings/Exhausts> > Aircraft Armament including guns and bombs>
Decals> > Figures> > Vehicles> > Vehicle conversions> > Vehicle parts
& Accessories> > Vehicle decals> > Artillery> > Railroad Engines &
Rolling Stock> > Ships & Boats> > Structures> > Diorama subjects> > >
If you can help with even a single subject please let me know.> > >
TIA> > > Tom> > With US railroads you might want to check up on items
listed as USRA.> Not all of the designs actually entered service and
those that did were> usually modified over time.> I assume you know
that during the war the government took over the> railroads in this
country. =A0To make rolling stock more interchangable> the USRA drew up
plans for everything from one end of the train to the> other.> > Bill
Banaszak, MFE Sr.- Hide quoted text -> > - Show quoted text -
Glad to help. It occurred to me today that wooden ends on boxcars
were very common yet and almost all the cars used the Type K braking
system. The outstanding thing about that is it used a vertical brake
staff at the end of the car. The brake wheels would then be horizontal
and easily reached by the brakemen walking along the roof walks.
Steel bodied cars were still fairly new and many had a deep
fishbellied mainframe underneath. Hopper cars were usually wooden
bodies mounted on steel frames; tank cars were generally short and made
of steel. Flats were usually around 40 feet long with wooden decks,
sometimes on wood frames, sometimes steel.
It was in the 'teens when the PRR designed and built their first
steel caboose. Given their use of pusher engines getting over the
Alleghenies, it was deemed safer for rail crews to have the protection
of steel construction since a wooden car could and did crush easily.
I 'think'(but I'd have to check) that archbar trucks (bogeys) were
still legal into the '20s. Andrews and 'Bettendorfs' were the newer
thing in trucks at the time. Somewhere in my files I have an article
from one of the RR model mags that outlines all of the truck business.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.