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S. Berliner, III
Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
"changing materials with high-intensity sound"
[consultation is on a fee basis]
Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
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Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
Light-weight Linguist, Lay Minister, and Putative Philosopher
- The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective
31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything. Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.
sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.
S. Berliner, III's
Railroad Outline Drawings Page
The full BW Apocrypha Index is now presented in full on a separate Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Index page (including the BW Guest Apocrypha Index).On this Railroad Outline Drawings Page:
Two of the greatest practitioners of the art of RR outline delineation who presented contributions from others are:
Joshua Moldover (of The Railroad Paint Shop fame)
Michael Eby (with his continuing Trainiax site).
However, because of the tremendous demands these massive sites present, neither gentleman any longer posts contributions. On 10 Jan 2013, I happened to be looking at Josh's image of one of my my favorite RR subjects, the 60-ton ALCo-General Electric-Ingersoll Rand (AGEIR) boxcab, the world's first production oil-(diesel-)electric switchers and it occurred to me it would be as much fun to come up with the 100-ton version as to spoof it. The 100-tonner was "simply" a twin-engined (600HP) variation on the 30' 300HP 60-tonner, with twice as many radiators, on a 40' chassis. The extra length and weight required heavier side frame rails and journals and various other detail changes. With a little effort (and a lot of second guessing), I came up with LIRR #401, the only 100-tonner made (it was the third production unit made but the second delivered - CNJ #100 was first and B&O #1 was the second 60-tonner - later 600HP units were rated at 108 tons):
Well, having done that, it occurred to me that Josh had shown the later version of the 60-ton locos, with end doors, roof-mounted headlights, and an over-lapping belt line, sooooo - - - having changed all that for the 100-tonner, I decided to backdate his image to represent the first lot of 60-tonners, , CNJ #1000, B&O #1, and Lehigh Valley #100, with this result: (12 Apr 2013)
Something funny happened on the way to the forum - well, on the way to these RR pages, anyway; the estimable Josh Moldover seemed (to me) to have made a minor error on his 1:25 outline drawing of the ACE-3000-4. It's of absolutely no consequence in the black on white portion of the drawing; the problem arises when colorizing the drawing. it has to do with open areas on the tender trucks such that color bleeds into unwanted areas because of lack of closing lines. Needless to say, I blindly used the outline and resultant goof over and over in making up my apocryphal Ruhnian State Railways/Berlinerwerke ACE/AOE 2000, 4000, and 6000 series locomotives! (23 Jan 2020)
Both ends of the rear truck and the rear end of the front truck gave me problems which required going in at pixel level to correct the matter and allow for minor pixel-level errors that had crept in from generation to generation of the drawings. Here's a version of my worksheet which shows both the (apparent) specific problem and the general solution(s):
Having redone all my drawings, the very least I can do is post the altered Railroad Paintshop drawing here (I can no longer reach Josh):
If you see this, Josh, please get in touch; if you, gentle reader, can reach Josh, please ask him to contact me.
Oh, too funny (I'm laughing myself sick)! Josh didn't goof at all (surprise!); I did! I have a good excuse but still - - - it all stems from a strange little angular extension off the front end of the front truck and rear end of the rear truck, between the truck sideframe and the loco underframe, where a tiny smitch of sky shows beteen the sideframe, underframe, and brake lever, shown in MAGENTA on the revised worksheet. In a twist on Escher, the Dutch artist who drew believable impossibilities, as I applied color to the drawing I got tangled up on the space between the sideframe and the underframe as shown in GREEN on the worksheet. Is it part of the sideframe or the underframe? Clearly, I picked the wrong one (truck); it's the chassis. Well, it sure looked like a stiffening flange on the top of the sideframe to me (at first).
"Only a Master Nitpicker like me", eh? only a Master Nitpicker like me would then bother to backtrack through (at last count) ten (10!) drawings to make this (otherwise-)un-noticeable correction! But - of course - that's exactly what I did! Ah, fanaticism. Josh, will you ever forgive me for questioning your work?
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