Discussion in 'FMIG & All Aboard newsletters' started by friscomike, Jul 4, 2008.
FMIG Newsletter 8
Attached, start of layout coverage with several track plans. Enjoy. Doug
I didn't fully realize how much work went into these NLs back in the type and Xerox stage. Think of what could be done now with Publisher, word processing and Photoshop.
My hat is off to you Doug for all your efforts.
Gosh Doug--I can't tell you how much I appreciated the newsletter back then and even more so now! There's an absolute goldmine of information in the Q & A section of NL #8! Almost too much to comprehend at one sitting! I have most of the other newsletters posted, but I must have missed or misplaced that one.
Thanks (again) for the FMIG!
Seeing Jan Jester's Newburg-based layout in FMIG NL-8 brings back a lot of good memories of Jan's excellent work, and of Jan himself.
FMIG Newsletter 9
First issue asking about motor cars, track plan from Charlie Dischinger MMR, and scratch-built stock car from Jim Rucker. 42 pages! Doug
FMIG Newsletter 10
FMIG Newsletter 10
A large one with a Michael Johnson track plan. Doug
FMIG Newsletter 11
Attached. It features Keith Davidson's HO U-30B modeling article that later was printed in Prototype Modeler. Doug
FMIG Newsletter 12
Featuring Jerry Hurt's HO ex Santa Fe Frisco local caboose modeling article that later ran in Prototype modeler.
I was not able to download #10 for some technical reason. Could you repost? So far the 2-3 others I have downloaded work great.
Good to see FMIG NL 11 again! I recall following Keith's U30b article very closely to start and complete my first "post FMIG membership" Frisco modelling project - SLSF 835, based on the Athearn U30b model. It turned out great - with a mild amount of weathering added it won "Best Diesel" at the 1981 Ozarks Model Railroad meet in Springfield. It's still here - sitting on the shelf along with the First Place award plaque.
I never could have come close to winning a contest like that without FMIG. Thanks again Doug, and Keith!
FMIG Newsletter 10 repost
Here it is. Doug
Doug - I had no problem downloading FMIG NL 10 from your original posting of it.
It loads fine for me. By the way THANKS for loading all of these it is really appreciated! 73! de N0QXC Bob Wintle
FMIG Newsletter 13
183-series 4-4-0's, Frisco modeling in Australia, prototype freight cars, etc attached. Doug
Doug- thanks for scanning & posting these old newsletters! I was a late arrival to the FMIG, having joined it in the early 1980s, but had the privilege of meeting Richard Napper, Charlie D., the late Jan Jester, and Mike Condren, among others, in person and also thru the newsletters. Since there weren't too many articles on the Frisco back then, this was a most necessary medium for us brothers of the coonskin.
FMIG Newsletter 14
Another long one full of steam modeling tips of 30 years ago. It also announced our first K.C. FMIG convention. Enjoy. Doug
FMIG Newsletter 15
A shorter one: Monte-Carlo mathematical car routings, many letters leading up to 1978 FMIG convention in KC, Business car modeling by Dave Lindquist, etc. Enjoy. Doug
FMIG Newsletter 16
Back to large ones: 1978 KC FMIG Convention report, list of existing stations, diesel vest-pocket guide, January 1974 OER list of freight cars. Enjoy, Doug
Doug, thanks for scanning these. Even though we still have all the originals in the archives it brings back some great memories. I still have my trophy from the FMIG convention model contest in St. Louis on display! That was a long time ago. I can remember reading and reading them and absorbing it all.Brian Webb's article on a HI hood u25 was the motivater for me to build several. Kinda' funny looking back. We even still have the original roster you printed that had each members locomotives on it. If anyone ever starts an FMIG museum we can help. Luckily my dad and I never dump anything that has the word FRISCO on it. Thanks for the memories even if I was a kid at the time. Steve Hurt
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