2011年04月19日

150 Years of Train Models

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Carstens Publications, Inc.
copyright 1999, Hal Carstens, 152 pages, hardcover
$30.95 WRP Bookstore

RMC誌の編集長(表紙の男性)が、NMRAの他、業界のエピソードを満載して、スケール・モデル製品の成り立ちを語る。Oゲージの状況を含み、マックス・グレイ夫妻など、我々が見たことも聞いたこともない話ばかり。英語が不得手でも写真が多いので楽しめる。

Here's the first comprehensive history of model railroading: over 400 photos and illustrations of early manufacturers, their products, the pioneer modelers; the beginnings of NMRA, TCA and TTOS as well as the early trade organizations: AMRRM, HIAA, and MRIA.

The Author
NMRA Life Member 0020; Harold H. Carstens started model railroading in 1938, discovered HO in 1940 and joined the staffs of Railroad Model Craftsman and Toy Trains in 1952. He became Managing Editor in 1954, Editor in 1957 and President and Publisher in 1967. He has served as Secretary of the Eastern Model Railroad Manufacturers, President of the Hobby Industry Association of America, the Model Railroad Industry Association, Friends of the New Jersey Railroad & Transportation Museum and the Train Collectors Association. He was one of the first three recipients of NMRA's Distinguished Service Award in 1962 at Montreal, holds the HIAA Meritorious Award of Honor and has been inducted into the Model Railroad Hall of Fame. He received the Wagner College Alumni Achievement Award and served eleven years on the Wagner College Board of Trustees. He was NMRA Man of the Year in 1990 and is listed in Who's Who in America. His train collection has been displayed at the Abby Aldridge Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg. Virginia; Trenton State Museum; and the National Geographic Hall, Washington. He is married to the former Phyllis Merkle and has four children: Rebecca, living in London, England; Heidi, Jacksonville, Florida; Harold G. and Henry who is active in the publishing company.
FRONT COVER: TOY TRAINS art director Julia DelCoro, poses for the camera with Hal Carstens on the giant American Flyer display layout at the Gilbert Hall of Science in New York. Color transparency was from the cover of the Sept. 1952 issue of TOY TRAINS. TOY TRAINS

Introduction
This book started out to be a simple, selected compilation of my Dispatcher's Report column from the pages of RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN. As the material was gathered it developed into a history of the model railroad hobby from its earliest years until the late 1970s. Photographs came from my personal files as well as from the RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN library and a number of other sources. It would be impossible to include everybody who had a part in creating the early days of the hobby. Photographs of some important early pioneers were not available to me as the book grew in scope. Perhaps more photos will turn up after this book is printed. The same is true of many of the early modelers who played an important role in promoting scale model railroading, collecting scale and toy trains, creating standards so locos and cars were interchangeable and those who worked, sometimes behind the scenes, to organize the trade and consumer associations which helped our model railroad hobbies grow and stabilize. The hobby and industry could not have grown without their efforts.
The manufactures, wholesalers, dealers and consultants listed in this book have given freely of their time and effort to help the hobby grow. So have the pioneers who formed NMRA, TCA, TTOS and other smaller organizations to create platforms where modelers and collectors could meet and share ideas, create standards for operating and collecting, and make new friends.
Harold H. Carstens


Contents
3 A Dedication
5 High School and the Army
14 Invention of the Steam Railroad
19 150 Year Old Models
20 The First Known Hobby Railroad
27 Model Craftsman is Born
32 Early Hobby Days
33 MCPC moves to Ramsey
34 NMRA is Born
38 1939 New York Word Fair
42 Pearl Harbor
43 HO vs 00
46 Wartime Rail Photography
48 1933
49 TT is Born
50 Then Came HO
53 Mystic Knights of the Rusty Rail
54 Ramsey Journal Building
54 Early Hobby Kits
59 Early Kits Were Scarce
66 George D. Stock
67 Stephan Schaffan
69 Sondel Doniger, X-Acto
71 William Schopp
72 The Polk Brothers
76 1943
81 EMRRMA at the Barn
82 RRing in 1880, 1920, 1960, 1975
86 Death of a landmark
90 MIA & EMRRMA
94 The Hobby Industry Assn.
98 A College Exam: 1952
98 Day the Trains Stopped Running
99 Founding of TTOS
101 Chicago's Big Snow: 1967
104 The HIAA President Years
106 The Rebirth of No. 1Gauge
107 Glue Sniffing
108 The World Gets Smaller
110 Model Railroad Industry Assn
112 N Scale
113 Post War Aftermath
115 Wood Kits
117 Joe is an 0 Gauger
118 1943 was Yesterday
119 Post War
120 The Railroads Rebuild
121 Hobby Shopping & Brass
123 Augie Kniff
123 Sherman Dance: Gandy Dancer
124 The Carstens' Specials
126 The Craftsman Trophy
128 Steam boatin' with E. J. Quinby
129 Bernie Paul
130 Kramer buys Varney, etc.
132 Champ goes of the Gold
134 Why the HIA Star Logo
135 MRC's First Fifty Years
135 Iry Athearn and John Munson
137 Howe & French, Ambroid
143 Tootsietoy - Strombecker
148 Famous Modelers
149 D. C. NMRA Convention
150 HIAA Meritorious Award
150 HIAA Past Presidents
150 HIAA Lifetime Members (RR)
150 MRIA Past Presidents
150 MRIA Hall of Fame
151 NMRA Pioneers of Model RRing
151 TCA Past Presidents
152 TCA Honorary Members
152 TTOS Past Presidents
152 TTOS Honorary Members
152 Hobby & Trade Associations
152 Craftsman Trophy Winners


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