FMIG Newsletters

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  1. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 110

    Dated June 1993 - a short one - only 22 pages

    * New members and news
    * Stories about the IITRI TS-3 simulator
    * Follow up on the PC Rail review - Dick Taylor (MMR) threatened litigation because I pointed out that he didn't know how to calculate a number 6 frog angle
    * Layout Size
    * Prospect Model Railroad Club (Sydney) update
    * Newburg, Rolla & Cuba of Ken Wulfert
    * Frisco - Eastern Division of Jan Jester including photos of award-winning, scratch-built Newburg, MO station model
    * Gasconade River & Lebanon of Jeff Barclay
    * 1522 update from Don Wirth including color photos
    * Cuba Yard of Ted Ferkenhoff
    * The Railroad Comes To Phelps County, 1860-1870
    * Dixon, Jerome & Hancock of Doug Hughes including photos from Lebanon, MO
    * City of Apple Valley of Jim Rucker
    * Missouri, Arkansas & Pacific of Vince Griesemer - including multi-page, multi-level track plan
    * Frisco Northern of Richard Napper MMR
    * Birmingham Terminal of Ken McElreath including color photos
    * Update from Mike Cook
    * NMRA AP progress chart
     

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  2. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 111 pp. 1-20

    Dated October 1993, another large one with 40 pages

    * Table of Contents
    * Summary of past FMIG LINES issues for new members
    * Report from NMRA Valley Forge Express 1993 with many color photos and a summary of my operations clinic, Layout Design SIG activities, and DCC updates
    * Four photos of Jan Jester's Newburg depot model as entered in the NMRA National
    * Last PC Rail update - R.I.P.
    * Springfield Terminal Division of Rick McClellan update with many color photos
    * Photo of new MMR Richard Napper receiving his awards from Pat Harriman
    * Great table listing Industries on the Frisco 1970-76
    * Frisco Southwest of John Hollembeak
     

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  3. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 111 pp. 21-40

    * Dixon, Jerome & Hancock of Doug Hughes with Lebanon design iterations drawn with PC-Rail, photo of Felix the Helix, and artwork for seven-cab permissive block control (back in the analog days) board layout
    * City of Apple Valley of Jim Rucker
    * Irving (TX) Industrial Facilities of Curt Baker including several color prototype photos and maps of the small, efficient SL-SF facilities in Irving
    * Missouri, Ozarks and Gulf of Robert Dye
    * Missouri, Arkansas & Pacific of Vince Griesemer including layout and prototype (underground storage in Springfield) photos plus a track plan update
    * Frisco Northern of Richard Napper MMR 196
    * West Florida Railroad of Tom Moody
    * Dave Friedman reporting in
    * Three-page table of FMIG LINES layouts
     

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  4. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 112 pp. 1-16

    Dated January 1994

    * Table of Contents
    * Hidden agenda for FMIG LINES
    * Valley Forge Express '93 followup
    * More E. S. Dellinger fiction found
    * KC, Ozarks & Southern of Charlie Dischinger MMR
    * Ozark Mountain News
    * Springfield Subdivision of Ron Williams MMR including layout inventory
    * Arbor Terrace & Normandy of Ken Wulfert including layout room drawing
    * Ozark Railway of Michael Newton
    * 1522 activities by Don Wirth and Vince Griesemer
    * Brad Slone reporting
    * Dixon, Jerome & Hancock of Doug Hughes
    * Carl Junction Yard of Karl Brand including photos of Karl working on the Smoky Hill RR
    * Pecos River Brass advertisement of HO 4100's and N 1600's - never imported to my knowledge
    * Gasconade River and Lebanon of Jeff Barclay
    * Hobart Subdivision of Mike Corley
    * SL-SF & Katy Interchange of Glenn Young including layout room drawing
    * Flint Hills Subdivision of Rev. Larry Parrish
    * Newspaper article about the Beaumont KS water tower
     

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  5. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 112 pp. 17-34

    * Irving Industrial Facilities of Curt Baker
    * Missouri, Arkansas & Pacific of Vince Griesemer including first-hand reports of a ride between St. Louis and Springfield pulled by SL-SF 4-8-2 1522 with pilot engineer Charlie Dischinger MMR
    * SW MO & NW AR railfan hot spots
    * West Florida Railroad of Tom Moody including color photos of his impressive Pensacola depot R916 model and more about riding behind 1522
    * Mike Stahlman reporting in with color photos of his impressive O-scale equipment, including brass 1500 and a 1600 models
    * NMRA AP table
    * TORNADO by E. S. Dellinger from RAILROAD STORIES November 1935 - first half

    Only FMIG LINES 113-116 left to scan. Who is going to do the ALL ABOARD issues?
     

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  6. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Frisco.org Supporter

  7. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Yep, that's them. WOW! Thanks Dr. Mike. Doug
     
  8. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    When I "click" on the All Aboards from Mike Condren and posted by Tim Cannon, the pages don't open and my PC locks up--anyone else having this sort of trouble?

    Tom
     
  9. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom - No problem, worked fine for me. I just clicked on v1-1 just to see, and it downloaded fine. Click on the blue underlined designator below the pic of the issue in question.

    Ken
     
  10. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom -

    A thought regarding your problems downloading the FRM "All Aboard" issues ..... what version of Adobe reader (or other .pdf reader) are you using?

    For about the past two years, I have been using Adobe Reader 7 with no troubles at all. Two weeks ago, I suddenly had problems downloading the latest "ACL/SAL/SCL Modeler" on-line publication from the ACL/SAL/SCL Historical Society. It was locking up the pc as you said yours is.

    It was a huge .pdf file, so I thought perhaps I should upgrade my reader as a possible solution. I saw from Adobe's web page that Adobe Reader 9 is the latest version, so I downloaded it (no cost, but it takes about 30 minutes).

    Then, armed with Adobe 9, I went back for the "ACL/SAL/SCL Modeler" - it downloaded like a champ.

    Ken
     
  11. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 113 pp. 1-18

    Dated Summer 1994 - another big issue

    * Table Of Contents
    * Motive power used during WW II
    * CAD Revisited
    * Good news from Life-Like, E-8's, 52'-6" gons
    * Some administrative issues
    * Table listing FMIG layout sizes in "Armstrong" squares - largest being John Hollembeak's of Walled Lake, MI at 330.6 squares - I just found out this morning that John passed away eight years ago. His layout was sold, but not his rolling stock collection. His wife wishes to sell it for what it's worth. Contact me for contact info for her.
    * Gasconade River & Lebanon of Jeff Barclay
    * Arbor Terrace & Normandy of Ken Wulfert
    * Joplin-Area Branch of Mike Sisk of AutoDesk, writers of AutoCAD
    * Forest Trent reporting in
    * Kansas City, Ozarks & Southern of Charlie Dischinger MMR
    * Track chart for Lebanon/Kurn MO showing signal locations
    * Frisco Southwest of John Hollembeak, deceased
    * Springfield Terminal Division of Rick McClellan MMR with several color photos
    * Color photos from the Frisco Museum dedication including the star of the show, 4-8-2 No. 1522 with Dischinger & Wirth at the throttle
     

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  12. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 113 pp. 19-35

    * Dixon, Jerome & Hancock of Doug Hughes
    * City of Apple Valley of Jim Rucker including a color photo of Jim with UP 3985
    * Irving Industrial Facilities of Curt Baker including track plan and future basement plan
    * B/W photos of SL-SF 2100 flat with Sherman tank load
    * Fort Smith Subdivision of Rev. Andre Ming
    * Modeling a Good-Enough SL-SF 5200-series bulkhead flat car in HO by Andre Ming
    * Missouri, Arkansas & Pacific of Vince Griesemer
    * June 30, 1904 Frisco System map - huge!
    * Frisco Northern of Richard Napper MMR
    * AT&SF Argentine Division of Chuck Hitchcock MMR
     

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  13. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 113 pp. 36-52

    * Birmingham Terminal Division of Ken McElreath with many color photos of this beautiful HO layout
    * Nicholas (Nick) Molo reporting in
    * NMRA AP table with newest MMR 209 (Jan Jester deceased) listed
    * TORNADO, novelette by E. S. Dellinger continued from issue 112
     

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  14. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 114 pp. 1-17

    Dated February 1995. Another big issue, which I'll admit to not reading since I proofed it almost 14 years ago. My loss since it was a good one.

    * Table of Contents
    * Famine to Feast regarding all the great new models available
    * Other sources for Frisco modeling data
    * PCs hit the FMIG membership
    * Crossroads Atlanta - July 16-23, 1995 NMRA National - featuring a tour of John
    Wilson's T.R.R.A. HO layout
    * Words from Tony Koester regarding Beyond-The-Basement
    * John Armstrong's new book 20 CUSTOM DESIGNED TRACK PLANS
    * Staging Design
    * Annapolis visit by Ken McElreath
    * Frisco Southwest of John Hollembeak
    * Dixon, Jerome & Hancock of Doug Hughes (me) with construction progress, design iterations, two-page track plan, two-page linear & elevation diagram, staging chart, and town-by-town discussion
    * Carl Junction of Karl Brand including an excellent diagram explaining differences in block system types: OBS, APBS, APB, etc.
    * Jerry Hurt report
    * Springfield Terminal Division of Rick McClellan including many color photos of Nick Molo's motive power visiting the railroad
    * Brad Slone report
     

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  15. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 114 pp. 18-36

    * Ft. Smith Subdivision of Rev. Andre Ming including a diagram of the 5200-5249 series bulkhead flats, industries served by his layout, and an exciting long recount of "The Trip" from November 1974
    * Gary McCullah report
    * Missouri, Ozarks & Gulf of Robert Dye
    * Missouri, Ozarks & Pacific of Vince Griesemer including two color photos
    * Drew Hackmeyer update - converting to Sn3
    * Manitour & Southwestern of Mike Corley (our web host) including track plan
    * Glenn Young report (first paragraph)
     

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  16. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 114 pp. 37-54

    * Glenn Young report continued
    * Harrisonville, MO of Lance Reid of New Zealand including several color photos - layout inspired by Paul Dolkos' old MR article
    * Memphis, Arkansas & Denver Railroad of Tri Watkins
    * Frisco Northern of Ron White
    * Louisville, Kentucky Midland, Memphis & Ohio of Gregory Utley - 1925-35 era
    * Pensacola of John Lucas
    * Birmingham of Nick Molo
    * Irving Industrial Facilities of Curt Baker including many color photos of operating sessions on John Wilson's T.R.R.A. layout, a point-to-two-loops design in Atlanta featuring Lindenwood as the origin point - I got to operate on John's layout later -described in a future issue - stay tuned - Nick Molo is in one of the photos
    * Photo of 1522 in Atlanta with Don Wirth up on the running board
    * Thomas Cockle report
    * Donald Glore report (and then he was gone)
    * Mike Stahlman update - our O scaler - with color photos from the abandoned QA&P
    * AP progress table
    * Epilogue
    * Fayetteville Junction's interesting track arrangement as presented in Alan's ALL ABOARD
    * Graph depicting cumulative number of pages in FMIG publications - nearing 1,800! I think we eventually hit 2,000.
     

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  17. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks again to Doug for posting the portfolio of FMIG newsletters. A nice feature of these digital copies vs. the original paper copies is that many of the photos are in color on the digital copy, and several of the b/w pics are reproduced better. Much better than the old Xerox copies!

    A question for Doug - can you help locate the pic of the EMC FT set taken in Newburg while demonstrating on the Frisco? Darned if I can find it! I recall it in one of the early NL's.

    Ken
     
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  18. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Two photos of the FT set in Newburg on page 28 of newsletter 17 thanks to Jerry Hurt.

    Doug
     
  19. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Doug - Thanks. There they are indeed! I looked through the first fifteen NL's last night and gave up. Old age impatience I guess. :confused:

    I was interested in looking at the pics again after visiting EMC FT 103 at the NMOT last Saturday with Craig and Dwain. It looks terrific - wish I would have snapped a picture while there. I took the message from the caption in NL17 to heart - I've had a FT 103 A-B set on my roster for several years now.

    I used the Stewart FT A-B models in the EMC 103 colors and, after adding a bunch of details (Details Associates has a good detail set for them) and a few decals, they turned out to be terrific looking. Runs very well, too, as good as a Genesis. The A is powered, the B is a dummy. I cheated a bit and used close couplers in between them rather than the drawbar.

    I also bought the Stewart ATSF 100-100A FT A-B set at the same time, but traded them back to the hobby shop for something else. My original plan was to have a FT A-B-B-A set using these two historic locomotive units.

    Ken
     
  20. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 115 pp. 1-17

    Dated June 1995

    * Table of Contents
    * Using Cyberspace
    * First web site established by Mike Corley
    * DCC Blowout 95 from Stan Ames
    * Promo for the Frisco Museum
    * T.R.R.A. Belt Lines of John Wilson including a newsletter, rules of operation, called trains for each session (20 WB & 20 EB), and town listings
    * Springfield Terminal Division of Rick McClellan describing initial operating sessions
    * Jan Jester back in the USA and reporting in. He also presented several pages of drawings for a never-built layout featuring Newburg and extensive staging to feed it
    * Dixon, Jerome & Hancock of Doug Hughes
     

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