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Virginian caboose models?

dennyanspach <danspach@...>
 

Has anyone produced an accurate HO model, kit or finished, of a Virginian caboose? I am aware that Atlas at one time produced one based on a C&O prototype (accurate, or a stand-in?), and that Bob Hundman had a three part article in MM on building one from scratch.

Denny

Denny S. Anspach MD
Sacramento

Re: Intermountain Type 27 Undec model

Drew M.
 

Intermountain lists them as "in stock" here:
http://intermountain-railway.com/ho/hokit.htm

Drew

--- On Sun, 5/29/11, Brian Carlson <prrk41361@...> wrote:

From: Brian Carlson <prrk41361@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Intermountain Type 27 Undec model
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 8:53 PM
















 









Anyone got an undec 8000 gallon type 27 they do not need. Looking for one

and can't find one. Contact me OFFLIST at prrk41361@... thanks.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.



Cheektowaga, NY



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Re: Intermountain Type 27 Undec model

golden1014
 

Brian,

I get all my Intermountain undecs from Yesteryear Models. Super cheap prices. I got one recently and I think it was about nine bucks.

John


John Golden
O'Fallon, IL

--- In STMFC@..., "Brian Carlson" <prrk41361@...> wrote:

Anyone got an undec 8000 gallon type 27 they do not need. Looking for one
and can't find one. Contact me OFFLIST at prrk41361@... thanks.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY






Re: SP tank car decals special printing

jerryglow2
 

Believe it or not the venerable old Athearn tankcar is probably the best starting point although the height of the dome has to be increased. Many search thru swap meet offerings for these especially the 3 dome version as it offers more domes for the conversion.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@..., Ricky Gilmore <x_white.bear_x@...> wrote:

My Father is a huge SP fan I would love to make him a couple of these for Christmas. What would be good models to use when starting this project? Thanks
Rick Gilmore
Tuscaloosa AL


Re: Testors Liquid Cement

Jim Betz
 

Hi,

I switched to using Tenax exclusively well over a decade ago and
have never looked back. I have never looked back at my Testors
days and thought "that stuff worked better for this use".
Just pick up some of those little micro-brushes for applying it
and you are good to go. The depth that you dip the micro-brush
is the way you control how much glue you pick up for a single
application.
For my money - Tenax is superior to Testors in all situations.

I actually find it kind of amazing that so many guys on here -
whose work I truly admire - are still using Testors.
- Jim

Styrene cements

Craig Zeni
 

For many years I have been a fan of the now-unavailable Kibri product that Walthers sold. It was faster than Testors and slower than Tenax. Big bottle, big opening, long shelf life. It was also very effective at melting paint...which was good as it often saved me the step of scraping paint at joints. I've also used the Ambroid product, finding it behaves a lot like the Kibri.

But recently I bought a bottle of Tamiya's product. It's great. Faster than the Kibri but still not as fast as the Tenax...gives me some working time. And the brush in the cap is actually useful. I used it recently on a Tichy car w/ a Sunshine conversion kit. CA on the resin parts but Tamiya on the styrene bits and it did wonderful. Try it.





--
Craig Zeni
"Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round...

Re: Testors Liquid Cement

Jeff Sankus
 

"Oil of mustard" for the glue sniffers....so they won't
Jeff Sankus

On Mon, May 30, 2011 at 2:48 AM, Tim O'Connor <@timboconnor>wrote:




Oil of Mustard?? What the heck? :-)

Looked a little further and find Testors has two different cements. Here
is the MSDS for the one in the traditional brush bottle:

http://www.testors.com/media/document/MS.0035020.042208.pdf

This one still lists MEK as an ingredient.

Dennis

Re: Testors Liquid Cement

Rich C
 

Oil of Mustard is an additive to combat glue sniffing. Creates nausea before it has a chance to kill brain cells.
 
Rich Christie

--- On Mon, 5/30/11, Tim O'Connor <@timboconnor> wrote:


From: Tim O'Connor <@timboconnor>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Testors Liquid Cement
To: STMFC@...
Date: Monday, May 30, 2011, 1:48 AM


 




Oil of Mustard?? What the heck? :-)

Looked a little further and find Testors has two different cements. Here is the MSDS for the one in the traditional brush bottle:

http://www.testors.com/media/document/MS.0035020.042208.pdf

This one still lists MEK as an ingredient.

Dennis







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Re: SP tank car decals special printing

Ricky Gilmore <x_white.bear_x@...>
 

My Father is a huge SP fan I would love to make him a couple of these for Christmas. What would be good models to use when starting this project? Thanks
Rick Gilmore
Tuscaloosa AL

Re: Testors Liquid Cement

Tim O'Connor
 

Oil of Mustard?? What the heck? :-)

Looked a little further and find Testors has two different cements. Here is the MSDS for the one in the traditional brush bottle:

http://www.testors.com/media/document/MS.0035020.042208.pdf

This one still lists MEK as an ingredient.

Dennis

Re: Testors Liquid Cement

Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>
 

The bottle label lists acetates and MEK for product number 3502. Mine melts
styrene just fine.

Nelson

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Jon
Miller
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2011 8:06 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Testors Liquid Cement




On 5/29/2011 4:09 PM, Armand Premo wrote:
Gentlemen,Thank you.What makes this even more perplexing is that I am
using a brand new bottle.Armand Premo
I don't use it but are there contents on the bottle. All styrene
cements I know of use MEK with thickeners, etc.. Is it possible that
the manufactures, in their wisdom, are trying to get rid of MEK?

--
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax--Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS

News Flash... Alien Attacks Testors Liquid Cement

Greg Martin
 

Armand Premo wrote:

" I am having problems with Testors' liquid cement"


Tony ask:
"Have you been using the bottle for some time? "

Schuyler adds:
"Two of these joints set up perfectly. The third . . . simply WOULD NOT
BOND, but only on one side. The other side would bond, but the one side would
not stay glued together."

It's the friggin" SHAKE N TAKE ALIENS... there back again. They stole my
Shake N Take Disc for the X45 along with the kit and the two extra sets of
hand-outs... Their back and they only attack SHAKE N TAKE Modelers ...
They screw with your glue while your sleeping... Hide your stuff... Their
smallish with Almond shaped black eyes and they come in your dog doors while
your asleep...

Greg Martin

Re: Testors Liquid Cement

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Looked a little further and find Testors has two different cements. Here is the MSDS for the one in the traditional brush bottle:
I note that the one without MEK is branded as "Model Master," presumably in line with the Testor's paints of that name.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history

Re: Testors Liquid Cement

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@..., "soolinehistory" <destorzek@...> wrote:

I seem to recall hearing that this was the case, but this was several years ago.The current MSDS does not list MEK:

http://www.testors.com/media/document/MS.0088720.042208.pdf

Dennis
Looked a little further and find Testors has two different cements. Here is the MSDS for the one in the traditional brush bottle:

http://www.testors.com/media/document/MS.0035020.042208.pdf

This one still lists MEK as an ingredient.


Dennis

Re: Testors Liquid Cement

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@..., Jon Miller <atsf@...> wrote:

On 5/29/2011 4:09 PM, Armand Premo wrote:
Gentlemen,Thank you.What makes this even more perplexing is that I am using a brand new bottle.Armand Premo
I don't use it but are there contents on the bottle. All styrene
cements I know of use MEK with thickeners, etc.. Is it possible that
the manufactures, in their wisdom, are trying to get rid of MEK?
I seem to recall hearing that this was the case, but this was several years ago.The current MSDS does not list MEK:

http://www.testors.com/media/document/MS.0088720.042208.pdf

Dennis

Re: Testors Liquid Cement

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

On 5/29/2011 4:09 PM, Armand Premo wrote:
Gentlemen,Thank you.What makes this even more perplexing is that I am using a brand new bottle.Armand Premo
I don't use it but are there contents on the bottle. All styrene
cements I know of use MEK with thickeners, etc.. Is it possible that
the manufactures, in their wisdom, are trying to get rid of MEK?

--
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax--Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS

Intermountain Type 27 Undec model

Brian Carlson
 

Anyone got an undec 8000 gallon type 27 they do not need. Looking for one
and can't find one. Contact me OFFLIST at prrk41361@... thanks.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

Re: SP tank car decals special printing

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

The arrangements have now been made for Jerry Glow to offer decals printed from my artwork (modified as needed by Jerry) for SP tank cars in the transition era. Here's his web site for those interested:

http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals/decals.html

and scroll down to "Southern Pacific."
I have also posted some information about the decals and the corresponding tank cars on my blog. Here's a link:

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2011/05/sp-tank-car-decals.html


Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history

Re: Testors Liquid Cement

seaboard_1966
 

Guys you can use plain old lacquer thinner to glue plastic together. Works like a champ on steam era freight cars.

Denis Blake
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

-----Original Message-----
From: "John Degnan" <@Scaler164>
Sender: STMFC@...
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 19:44:24
To: <STMFC@...>
Reply-To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Testors Liquid Cement

I had a similar issue a few years back with this same glue, but the next bottle I got was fine. It is possible that you just got hold of a bad batch... which is the conclusion I came to with my bad bottle.

I have more trouble with the more expensive stuff than I do the cheaper stuff like Testors. BSI's (Bob Smith Insudtries) Maxi-Cure and Super Glue Corp's Zap-A-Gap do not have a long enough shelf life for me to use much more than half the bottle before the contents solidify. And their price is much more than the price of Testor's stuff.

http://www.bsi-inc.com

http://www.supergluecorp.com/zap-brand-products/zap-glues


John Degnan
@Scaler164

----- Original Message -----
From: Armand Premo
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2011 07:09 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Testors Liquid Cement


Gentlemen,Thank you.What makes this even more perplexing is that I am using a brand new bottle.

Armand Premo

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Re: Testors Liquid Cement

John Degnan
 

I had a similar issue a few years back with this same glue, but the next bottle I got was fine. It is possible that you just got hold of a bad batch... which is the conclusion I came to with my bad bottle.

I have more trouble with the more expensive stuff than I do the cheaper stuff like Testors. BSI's (Bob Smith Insudtries) Maxi-Cure and Super Glue Corp's Zap-A-Gap do not have a long enough shelf life for me to use much more than half the bottle before the contents solidify. And their price is much more than the price of Testor's stuff.

http://www.bsi-inc.com

http://www.supergluecorp.com/zap-brand-products/zap-glues


John Degnan
@Scaler164

----- Original Message -----
From: Armand Premo
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2011 07:09 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Testors Liquid Cement


Gentlemen,Thank you.What makes this even more perplexing is that I am using a brand new bottle.

Armand Premo