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Rick
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Posted - 05/30/2012 :  09:37:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Richard, good to hear from you.
Interesting work you're showing on your blog.
Good luck on your endeavor.

For anyone who wishes to see when Jerry releases the new kits, here's a link to his site: http://www.foothillmodelworks.com/



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MarcusF
Engine Wiper

Posted - 06/01/2012 :  7:55:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Richard, and all the contributors to this thread.

I only discovered this thread in the last week, and have been working my way through all the posts. Some truly remarkable work and very appealing models.

Richard, I wonder if I may humbly (eyes downcast, cap in hand) request a copy of your drawings? These little cars are just the project I've been looking for. Small enough to build in a reasonable time, but interesting enough to keep my attention.

Thanks,

Marc (frogstretcher(at)gmail(dot)com)



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Mario Rapinett
Fireman



Posted - 06/01/2012 :  8:22:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry. Nice job on the box car.
Visited your web page and need a lot of time to read all the new updates.
Look forward to catching up with you in September.

Mario



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Richard Gardner
Section Hand



Posted - 06/01/2012 :  9:25:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MarcusF

Hello Richard, and all the contributors to this thread.

I only discovered this thread in the last week, and have been working my way through all the posts. Some truly remarkable work and very appealing models.

Richard, I wonder if I may humbly (eyes downcast, cap in hand) request a copy of your drawings? These little cars are just the project I've been looking for. Small enough to build in a reasonable time, but interesting enough to keep my attention.

Thanks,

Marc (frogstretcher(at)gmail(dot)com)



Marc...

Your most humble request has been looked upon kindly by the Gatekeepers of the On30 universe and it has been decided that the tomes you seek shall be delivered forthwith at the speed of the internet and furthermore you will be placed on the most privileged list and will become a member of the chosen few to receive up-dates as they become available.

Your servant...

Richard



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moore
Engine Wiper



Posted - 06/02/2012 :  4:44:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really nice boxcars, I need rolling stock on my layout which I have been putting off building for ages but you have inspired me to get stuck in.

John



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MinerFortyNiner
Fireman

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Posted - 06/03/2012 :  02:42:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit MinerFortyNiner's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Gardner

As Mark Twain once said: "Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated".

I'm still kicking around. Thanks for the concern from all. while 'tis true that I've become the ultimate slacker on this thread, I have been somewhat busy in other areas of model railroading but mostly I've been busy trying to resurrect what could be the remainder of my working career. Go to:

http://RichardLGardner.com

To see what I've been up to there.

I've not felt a pressing need to close out the thread as several of you have shown that there is already enough information here to complete your projects. Case in point, I understand that Jerry Kitts took his completed cars to the O Scale West convention and exhibited them as pilot models for future kits to be released. As you may recall, this was his intention from the start. Turns out that they were the most well received products he'd ever presented and garnered more pre-orders than ever. Makes me proud! Can't wait for the kits to come out as I'll be the first to order!

Don't count me out just yet. I still get a request now and then for the drawings and do send them out. If anyone has a question or just a comment (kinda like the above "are you still around"?) I'll be here to respond.

In the meantime, keep up the good work!

Richard L. Gardner
rlgardner@cox.net




Great to hear from you Richard, thank you for your contribution with this outstanding thread. I will be one more modeler looking forward to Jerry's latest offering with great anticipation!



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Richard Gardner
Section Hand



Posted - 06/03/2012 :  7:51:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As I'm sitting here thinking about what I'm about to say, I realize that it's going to be a lot!

So go get a cup of coffee, beer or whatever it is you sit down and relax with... I'll wait.

OK...

I haven't spoken with Jerry Kitts in sometime now, we both have been busy with life, however I did receive an E-mail from him recently. He had just come back from his grandson's graduation from middle school. Now it's back to work for him.

Jerry tells me that he is committed to the Seattle show for the new boxcars he has been working on. They are close to being complete, just details like the nuts that will go with the hand grabs and dimples to locate where to drill for them. He will have the outside braced boxcar like you see on page 28 of this thread as well as a ventilated door version. He will also have a single deck and double deck stock car ready too. That's a total of four new cars... takes your breath away.

As I said earlier, I want to be the first to get them. I realize that's not possible as he has taken a bunch of pre-orders already. None the less, I'm bringing my sleeping bag and will be outside the front door the night before!

Jerry's kits have every nut and bolt you could ever think of. His expertise on this subject is just short of astounding. He's been a railroader driving the big diesels almost all of his three quarters of a century on this planet. (OK, he celebrates his 75th. next month). If you've watched this thread you know he's kept me out of trouble on more than one occasion. He's a modeler's modeler and focuses on just the cars we tend to like. I strongly suggest you get at least one of his flat cars to start with. What you'll learn from that will be priceless. Even if you are of the "On30 is funner" mindset and are happy with a Snickers bar on wheels for rolling stock, just knowing how these cars really work will allow you to build a better Snickers bar!

OK, that wasn't all that long winded.

Your faithful servant...

Richard



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HWCRR
Engine Wiper



Posted - 06/07/2012 :  10:56:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am truly impressed with your modeling skills. Your imagination and ability is alive and kicking and they are manifested in your models. I can't think of a word to describe. How about a non-word...."WOW!" Keep it up.

Dave (HWRCC)



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Railtwister
Section Hand

Posted - 02/26/2013 :  5:35:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just rediscovered this thread after bookmarking it quite some time ago, and wonder if Richard is still modeling in On30, and whether his boxcar plans are still available? Now that Bachmann has released their line of short On30 cars, Richard's models should allow for some nice variety in a short train. The photos look really great, I only wish my models looked half as good.

Bill in FtL



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Terry823
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/27/2013 :  01:39:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I hope Richard is well and can send you the plans. If not, I can send them to you. I am working on one of these now. The plans are great.

Terry S
Reynoldsville, PA



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Mostro
Engine Wiper



Posted - 03/02/2013 :  4:58:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terry, thank you for sending the plans my way.

I've just heard from Mr. Gardener's brother, who informs me that Richard passed away on Christmas Day this past December.

In the spirit of sharing, which seems to have been the principal goal of all the amazing hard work that went into this project and its plans, I have taken the liberty of posting Richard's plans online.

I hope this isn't in violation of any forum policies, if so of course the links will be removed. I'm sure that future visitors to the thread will also want to enjoy the fruits of Richard's talent and dedication.

http://www.4shared.com/office/2-aI6L2R/Addendum-12.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/Pyk3r0Rr/Addendum-13.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/Zv4bWJEj/Addendum-21.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/ncNbBFoe/Addendum-31.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/eCZBIc11/Addendum-41.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/kl4jTJGi/Addendum-50.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/a9HijoGV/Addendum-60.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/1i948qCC/Addendum-70.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/DvBLFyhv/SHRR_BoxcarRevised.html
http://www.4shared.com/office/_yCsVOcz/SHRR_OFBoxcarRevised.html


EDIT:
The links below are served from a site that does not require registration.

http://wikisend.com/download/961920/Addendum-1.2.pdf
http://wikisend.com/download/252516/Addendum-1.3.pdf
http://wikisend.com/download/485966/Addendum-2.1.pdf
http://wikisend.com/download/390642/Addendum-3.1.pdf
http://wikisend.com/download/894780/Addendum-4.1.pdf
http://wikisend.com/download/302090/Addendum-5.0.pdf
http://wikisend.com/download/473058/Addendum-6.0.pdf
http://wikisend.com/download/584978/Addendum-7.0.pdf
http://wikisend.com/download/120980/SHRR_BoxcarRevised.pdf
http://wikisend.com/download/544570/SHRR_O.F.BoxcarRevised.pdf



Derick

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Edited by - Mostro on 03/05/2013 12:23:20 PM

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Terry823
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/02/2013 :  5:40:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for sharing what you found out. I, for one, am very thankful that Richard took the time to share some of his modeling wisdom.

Terry S



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Tommatthews
Engineer

Premium Member


Posted - 03/02/2013 :  6:20:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I am very sorry to hear Richard passed away. He was very kind in sharing his ideas and plans.


Tom M.

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Martin Welberg
Fireman



Posted - 03/02/2013 :  7:15:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear that he passed away.


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Railtwister
Section Hand

Posted - 03/02/2013 :  9:00:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is very sad news, and I'm sorry to hear that Richard has passed away. I first knew of his efforts in On30 several years ago (prior to Hurricane Katrina) through some of his posting on the Conspiracy. He was a fine modeler and gentleman who will be missed.

Bill in FtL



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