03 Jan 2020;
[Page created 11 Dec 2019; first poeted 03 Jan 2020
original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
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
Popularizer of Science and Technology
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. See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.
S. Berliner, III's
Addendum to SB,III's MODEL RAILROADING Pages
[The first new page of 2020!]
On the MAIN mrr page:
Sunrise Trail Division (STD) of the
Northeastern Region (NER) of the
National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)
Long Island - Sunrise Trail Chapter (LIST) of the
National Railway Historical Society (NRHS)
Long Island Live Steamers, and model railroading miscellany at the end.
On MRR Continuation Page 2:
Vest Pocket Railroads You Can Model
On the Great Northern/Western Fruit Express Page:
nbsp; Great Northern/Western Fruit Express Reefers
On Z-Scale pages:
Visit the courtesy and official home pages listed in the index on the main MRR page.
You may also wish to jump to SB,III's RAILROAD Page.
Throughout all of my long life, most of which has been involved with railroading in various avocational, historical, and educational pursuits, I have often noted, or referred to, the Burdick Nightmare without being able to cite source information. An Internet search did reveal an N-Scale (1:160) article from 1973 but I was quite certain the the original appearance of this fabulous loco (literally) predated that and was in HO (1:87.1). Further, as I recalled, it was a "creation" of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA). Finally, appealing to the NMRA directly, upon renewing my membership for the 50-somethingth time, I elicited images of the actual articles (let's hear it for the The A. C. Kalmbach Memorial Library! Original Burdick Nightmare Article (Jan 1970 NMRA Bulletin, pp. 26-27):
The origin of the Burdick Nightmare goes back to late 1968, and was apparently first documented in the Jan 1970 NMRA Bulletin when a dentist, John B. Puckett, D.D.S., wrote it up, crediting one Doc Burdick of the Old Dominion (Virginia) with the idea.
Here, then, thanks to the great generosity of the then-current (late-2019) NMRA management and the incredible help of the organization's A. C. Kalmbach Memorial Library, is a xerocopy of pages 26 and 27 of the Jan 1970 NMRA Bulletin with Dr. Puckett's article, The Burdick "Nightare":
The Burdick "Nightmare", by John B. Puckett, DDS, Jan 1970 NMRA Bulletin, pp. 26-27.
Mort's Monstrosity - or A Burdick Nightmare Under Wire, by Ken Mortimer, NMRA Bulletin August 1971, p. 9.
Great Britain's answer to the "Burdick Nightmare" or the vertical boiler Shay, by Les Holland, NMRA Bulletin January 1971, p. 26.
"Burdick Nightmare" in N Gauge, by James FitzGerald, Nov 1973 NMRA Bulletin, p. 36.
"S. Berliner, III's sbiii.com Burdick Nightmare Page (this page).
In line with the Bibliography, here are previous appearances of the Burdick Nightmare in the Berlinerwerke Apocrypha, with some representative images:
SBIII's Berlinerwerke Apocrypha Page 3 -
RDC Burdick Business Car:
Then, there's always Stan Mott's Apr 2009 GM (Caddy?) version of an automotive Segway-cum-Burdick Nighmare:
You may wish to visit the main Railroad Page, et seq.
of this series of Model Railroading pages.
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