FMIG Newsletters

Discussion in 'FMIG & All Aboard newsletters' started by friscomike, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 115 pp. 18-34

    * Dixon, Jerome & Hancock continued including newspaper photo of old saw mill at Helm, MO, just west of Dixon
    * Joplin-Area Branch of Mike Sisk
    * T.R.R.A. of John Wilson update
    * Springfield Subdivision of MMR Ron Williams with updates from MMRs Jester and Dischinger
    * Gary McCullah report
    * Frisco Southwest of John Hollembeak including several color photos of his extensive rolling stock collection
    * Glenn Young report
    * Manitou & Southwestern of Mike Corley
    * Jim Rucker report
    * Frisco Northern of MMR Richard Napper
    * Ft. Worth Subdivision - Irving Terminal of Curtis Baker including several color photos of rolling stock models
    * Neches Valley of Ted Ferkenhoff
    * St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern of Drew Hackmeyer - layout dismantled
    * Joachim Plattin & Southern RR of Patrick Howe
    * Epilogue
     

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  2. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 116 pp. 1-16

    June 1996, the 20th Anniversary Issue

    This was the last of the paper info exchanges. It took me a year to put together. It was the busiest year of my 42-year career.

    This scan/post project has taken four months. Approximately 2,000 pages are now available here on frisco.org for posterity, or at least as long as Mike gets donations to keep the web site up and running.

    * Table of Contents
    * Information taken from many e mails regarding: MRP, other layouts, layout lighting, mandarine orange paint sources, Atlanta '95 NMRA National follow up, ballast, double decking, track centers, brass models, HO Atlas wide-vision cabooses, Frisco In Color book
    * Career profile and 3 July 1995 interview of Richard C. Grayson
    * Frisco diagrams from the Oddballs Decals catalog
    * HO Bachmann SD-45
     

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  3. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 116 pp. 17-34

    * T.R.R.A Belt Lines of John Wilson
    * Newburg of MMR Jan Jester
    * Springfield Subdivision of MMR Ron Williams
    * Dixon, Jerome & Hancock of Doug Hughes
    * 1522 report by Don Wirth
    * Newburg, Rolla & Cuba of Ken Wulfert
    * Carl Junction of Karl Brand
    * Jerry Hurt report
    * Springfield Yard of Louis Griesemer
    * William Crighton report
    * JLC&E of Harold Standefer
    * Frisco Southwest of John Hollembeak with many B/W photos
    * Monett of Dr. Mike Condren
    * Missouri, Ozarks & Gulf of Robert Dye
    * Fayette & Eastern of David Bogard
     

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  4. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 116 pp. 35-50

    * Fayette & Eastern (continued) including photos and multi-level track plan - this layout is featured here on frisco.org, or was when the site was first established
    * Gulf South Western of Glenn Young with a suggested track plan designed by Doug Hughes
    * Manitou & Southwestern - Hobart Subdivision of Mike Corley
    * Frisco Northern Division of Ron White
    * Frisco Northern of MMR Richard Napper
     

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  5. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    FMIG LINES 116 pp. 51-68

    * West Florida Railroad of Thomas Moody including two different track plans as drawn by Doug Hughes using two different software programs - the differences are striking!
    * Frisco Southern Division of Dr. W. Wallace McMillan
    * Benjamin Hom report
    * David Parks report (and then he was gone)
    * Andrew Harmantas report
    * George Green report (also disappeared)
    * Springfield Terminal Division of MMR Rick McClellan including three color photos
    * Epilogue (I didn't know at the time that it was the final one)
    * Great photo of GP-38 692 and ex AT&SF caboose 1139
    * Investigation of the 3/4/96 USAF Flight IFO 21 accident - in Croatia
     

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  6. meteor910

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

    Doug - Thanks again for taking the time to scan and post your FMIG publications. Even for those who have the paper copy originals, the electronic files are very valuable. In particular, the color pics!

    Ken
     
  7. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    I'll admit there was some sentiment involved in the process. They are hard to read all these years later.

    For that reason, I'd like someone else to volunteer to index the set. It won't be easy.

    I took pride in the information-to-page ratio being so high.

    DJH
     
  8. Kevin Blair

    Kevin Blair Member

    Doug-

    Thanks so much for scanning and uploading the old FMIG newsletters. I had collected a few back in the '80's from Glenn Young and Bob Wintle, if I remember correctly. Having taken our model railroad club's newsletter into the Mac age in the late-1980's, I can appreciate the work involved. In fact, I am now inspired scan our old club newsletters and post them on the club's Yahoo group site.

    -Kevin Blair
     
  9. john

    john FRISCO.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I need to re-download the newsletters, but so far have been unable to download any of the pdfs using IE, Chrome or Firefox. Is there a broken link somewhere or is the problem on my end?

    John
     
  10. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    It isn't just you. I can't get any to open either. I wonder if something got futzed during the server upgrade?????


     
  11. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I'll work on this folks. Give me a day or so to figure it out.

    Charlie
     
  12. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I was unable to solve this issue last night. I will try to have it done later today or this evening.

    Thanks for your patience.

    Charlie
     
  13. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Still working on this guys. I have two possible solutions, which I will work on this evening.

    Charlie
     
  14. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Just an update: Still trying to figure this one out so don't give up.

    Charlie
     
  15. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I think we have this working now folks. Thanks for your patience.

    Charlie
     
  16. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    In going back through this thread, I noticed that the FMIG Lines newsletters between 46 and 101 are missing. Did they exist and could they be scanned/posted?
     
  17. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    This is the last posting that I have been able to see. Is this correct, or have there been other posts since this one by Keith 2 days ago?
     
  18. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: FMIG LINES 108 pp. 29-46

    Terry, there hasn't been much activity; no posts since two days ago.
     
  19. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: FMIG LINES 108 pp. 29-46

    Keith, I hadn't seen the Frisco nation go silent this long, so I began to wonder if my computer was at fault. I am glad to know it is not the computer. On a related note, has anyone heard from Manny lately? I haven't noticed his name in a while. Hopefully everything is ok with him.

    Terry
     
  20. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    NL between 46 and 101 did not exist.
     

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