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Re: Milwaukee 29000 series PS-1 combo door box car

leakinmywaders
 

Chad: Aye, I'm good for a couple.

Chris Frissell
Polson, MT

--- In STMFC@..., "Chad" <chadboas@...> wrote:

Would there be any intrest in a mini kit to convert an Intermountain PS-1 8'door into a Milwaukee 29000's Combo 8' sliding, 7' plug door?
Chad Boas


Re: Duryea underframe

Scott Pitzer
 

Now's a good time to roll out, once again, the useful fact that Duryea underframes changed over the years of production. So you won't necessarily find "the version already modeled" matching "the version you need."
Of course sometimes "similar funky stuff" is acceptable... YMMV.
Scott Pitzer

On Jun 23, 2012, at 9:22 PM, "tangentscalemodels" <tangentscalemodels@...> wrote:

Mark,

Assuming you are looking for HO parts, Duryea Underframe draft gear parts from Tangent Scale Models B&O O-59 gondolas are at:

http://tangentscalemodels.com/bethlehem70tongondolakitsandparts.aspx

David Lehlbach
Tangent Scale Models

--- In STMFC@..., "Mark M" <bnonut@...> wrote:

Does anyone have suggestions on Duryea underframes. They use small angles which are not available.


Sincerely, Mark Morgan

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Re: Milwaukee 29000 series PS-1 combo door box car

Tangent Scale Models
 

Additionally, not only are the sliding doors different in that series, but there are two different plug doors included in this series as well.

I agree with Chad doing this car - the sill is a tough kitbash.

David Lehlbach

--- In STMFC@..., "ealabhan0" <ealabhan0@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., Chad Boaz asked: Would there be any interest in a mini kit to convert an Intermountain PS-1 8'door into a Milwaukee 29000's Combo 8' sliding, 7' plug door?

Folks, makes perfect sense to me - "completes the set" with the only Pacific Northwest 40ft combo door boxcar that hasn't already been done with a Boas mini-kit. MILW 29000-29499 were built 7-58; the first 400 came with IYSD, while the last 100 had 6P Superior doors. Far better to modify an IMRC or Kadee PS-1 rather than the old McKean(Sky Lim) double-door PS-1 - plus we could anticipate correct decals from Jerry Glow for a Boas mini-kit - win-win!
Dave Sieber, Reno NV


Re: Duryea underframe

Tangent Scale Models
 

Mark,

Assuming you are looking for HO parts, Duryea Underframe draft gear parts from Tangent Scale Models B&O O-59 gondolas are at:

http://tangentscalemodels.com/bethlehem70tongondolakitsandparts.aspx

David Lehlbach
Tangent Scale Models

--- In STMFC@..., "Mark M" <bnonut@...> wrote:

Does anyone have suggestions on Duryea underframes. They use small angles which are not available.


Sincerely, Mark Morgan


Re: New Shapes to come

North Model Railroad Supplies <nmrs@...>
 

Yes, yes, yes.

.005" thick strip in widths up to .250 would be SO useful and save me a lot
of cutting time.

Cheers

Dave North



5 thous strip! What a Godsend that would be! Think trust plates, rib
flanges, patch panels, etc.

Tim O'Connor

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed" < <mailto:nprybiged%40comcast.net> nprybiged@...>

And I'll echo Dennis Storzek's thoughts on smaller-section styrene strip,
such as .010" square. Maybe some 5 thou strip...please??
Steve Lucas.


Re: Duryea underframe

 

Sunshine sells Duryea underframes. Speedwitch might also still have some.
 
Rich Christie


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From: "larrywolohon@..." <larrywolohon@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2012 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Duryea underframe



 



Mark,

 

See O Scale Trains, May/June 2012, this shows how to add the features to a Weaver O Scale B&O Wagonroof M53. If you are modeling in HO or whatever scale, you ought to be able to scale the parts to your scale to simulate the features for a Duryea underframe.

 

Larry Wolohon

----- Original Message -----

From: "Mark M" <mailto:bnonut%40yahoo.com>
To: mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:56:11 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Duryea underframe

 

Does anyone have suggestions on Duryea underframes. They use small angles which are not available.

Sincerely, Mark Morgan

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Re: Duryea underframe

Larry Wolohon
 

Mark,

 

See O Scale Trains, May/June 2012, this shows how to add the features to a Weaver O Scale B&O Wagonroof M53. If you are modeling in HO or whatever scale, you ought to be able to scale the parts to your scale to simulate the features for a Duryea underframe.

 

Larry Wolohon

----- Original Message -----




From: "Mark M" <bnonut@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:56:11 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Duryea underframe

 




Does anyone have suggestions on Duryea underframes. They use small angles which are not available.

Sincerely, Mark Morgan


Good freight car kit for convention car

Paul Deis
 

Hello All,
I am the chairman of the 2014 NMRA Pacific Coast Region Convention. I am looking for help deciding on a freight car kit to use for the convention car. In the past there were many great kits to pick from but most available cars are now ready to run which raises the price considerably. What we are looking for is a transition era freight car kit that is fairly accurate. preferably lettered for the SP as the convention location is along the SP coast route.
What are your thoughts?

Paul Deis


Duryea underframe

Mark
 

Does anyone have suggestions on Duryea underframes. They use small angles which are not available.


Sincerely, Mark Morgan


Re: Milwaukee 29000 series PS-1 combo door box car

Dave Sarther
 

Chad,

This sounds like a great project and as someone has already indicated a natural addition to the "Hill Lines" trifecta already available for modelers.

Later, Dave Sarther Tucson, AZ

-----Original Message-----
From: Chad <chadboas@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 22, 2012 2:32 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Milwaukee 29000 series PS-1 combo door box car





Would there be any intrest in a mini kit to convert an Intermountain PS-1 8'door into a Milwaukee 29000's Combo 8' sliding, 7' plug door?
Chad Boas









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Re: Milwaukee 29000 series PS-1 combo door box car

jerryglow2
 

Chad "leaked" this to me a week ago so I did the artwork for decals if he proceeds. See: http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/samples/Milw_combo.jpg

Jerry Glow
http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals

--- In STMFC@..., "ealabhan0" <ealabhan0@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., Chad Boaz asked: Would there be any interest in a mini kit to convert an Intermountain PS-1 8'door into a Milwaukee 29000's Combo 8' sliding, 7' plug door?

Folks, makes perfect sense to me - "completes the set" with the only Pacific Northwest 40ft combo door boxcar that hasn't already been done with a Boas mini-kit. MILW 29000-29499 were built 7-58; the first 400 came with IYSD, while the last 100 had 6P Superior doors. Far better to modify an IMRC or Kadee PS-1 rather than the old McKean(Sky Lim) double-door PS-1 - plus we could anticipate correct decals from Jerry Glow for a Boas mini-kit - win-win!
Dave Sieber, Reno NV


Re: Milwaukee 29000 series PS-1 combo door box car

 

Chad, Of course I am interested.
 
Rich Christie


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From: Chad <chadboas@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2012 4:32 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Milwaukee 29000 series PS-1 combo door box car



 

Would there be any intrest in a mini kit to convert an Intermountain PS-1 8'door into a Milwaukee 29000's Combo 8' sliding, 7' plug door?
Chad Boas




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Re: Milwaukee 29000 series PS-1 combo door box car

David Sieber
 

--- In STMFC@..., Chad Boaz asked: Would there be any interest in a mini kit to convert an Intermountain PS-1 8'door into a Milwaukee 29000's Combo 8' sliding, 7' plug door?

Folks, makes perfect sense to me - "completes the set" with the only Pacific Northwest 40ft combo door boxcar that hasn't already been done with a Boas mini-kit. MILW 29000-29499 were built 7-58; the first 400 came with IYSD, while the last 100 had 6P Superior doors. Far better to modify an IMRC or Kadee PS-1 rather than the old McKean(Sky Lim) double-door PS-1 - plus we could anticipate correct decals from Jerry Glow for a Boas mini-kit - win-win!
Dave Sieber, Reno NV


Milwaukee 29000 series PS-1 combo door box car

Chad Boas
 

Would there be any intrest in a mini kit to convert an Intermountain PS-1 8'door into a Milwaukee 29000's Combo 8' sliding, 7' plug door?
Chad Boas


FM 14, Southern and MP flats

Chad Boas
 

All,
I added underbody photos of the new flats to the flat car project photot section. Ready to be painted.
Chad Boas


Re: DETAIL ASSOCIATES STEPS

Tim O'Connor
 

Bill

They are brittle and will break if handled much. If some piece of material is gone, then I
replace them with new ones. If not, I try to glue them back together with CA. This usually
works but they're even more brittle than before. A coat of clear acrylic (like Future) applied
with a paint brush will help them stay intact.

Tim O'Connor

----- Original Message -----
From: "WILLIAM PARDIE" <PARDIEW001@...>

Years ago when Detail Associates came out with their line of delrin steps I began
using these on aplications where their steps matched the prototype. Their steps
provided a very delicate and good looking application. I have recently noticed,
however, that although the steps have not not flicked off that some have become
quite brittle and broken. Has anyone else noticed this and can you offer a practical
solution?

Thanks in advance.

Bill Pardie


DETAIL ASSOCIATES STEPS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Years ago when Detail Associates came out with their line of delrin steps I began
using these on aplications where their steps matched the prototype. Their steps
provided a very delicate and good looking application. I have recently noticed,
however, that although the steps have not not flicked off that some have become
quite brittle and broken. Has anyone else noticed this and can you offer a practical
solution?

Thanks in advance.

Bill Pardie


Re: Z braces...

Tim O'Connor
 

Jack

Without a doubt, many steel shapes can be reproduced with etched metal that
is designed to be folded, which greatly increases it's stiffness -- just like full size
material. Plano, Railyard, Wrighttrak, and a number of others have produced
bendable/foldable etched parts that work very well. Someone (Tamiya?) makes
special pliers with perfectly straight edges designed for folding etchings.

Tim O'Connor

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Burgess" <jack@...>

The talk about needing scale Z braces made me wonder if they could be
produced with photo etching. Brass strip would provide better strength than
styrene and would be closer to scale thickness. They could be through-etched
to result in the proper width needed to fold the material into a Z shape.
One shallow etch on each side parallel with the long sides would allow the
folds to be done accurately. They could be cut to length prior to bending of
course.

It would be more difficult to attach brass Z braces to a styrene model
although they could be pinned with brass wire on the ends...

Just a thought...

Jack Burgess
Newark, CA


Z braces...

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

Steve shared
<I was getting together some parts for building a CN cinder car, and
<wanted an improved way to fabricate the Z's on the sides and ends. Many
<(all?) of these cars were made using frames and components from 36'
<"Fowler"/Dominion steel-frame boxcars. Including the Z's.
<
<.010" thick stock for the part of the angle that meets the car side just
<looks heavy in HO compared with the real thing. I found myself taking
<the backing off two new razor blades, and inserting a spacer between
<them to cut strip of the appropriate width. Some 2-56 nuts and bolts
<hold the razor blades and spacers together.
<
<This "tool" should have worked well to cut .005" strip to width, but I
<found that the blades flexed enough to vary the width of the strip as I
<was cutting it along a straightedge.
<
<So .005" strip would be useful for making Z's, but I don't expect
<Evergreen to make the stuff for just my using a package or two.

The talk about needing scale Z braces made me wonder if they could be
produced with photo etching. Brass strip would provide better strength than
styrene and would be closer to scale thickness. They could be through-etched
to result in the proper width needed to fold the material into a Z shape.
One shallow etch on each side parallel with the long sides would allow the
folds to be done accurately. They could be cut to length prior to bending of
course.

It would be more difficult to attach brass Z braces to a styrene model
although they could be pinned with brass wire on the ends...

Just a thought...

Jack Burgess
Newark, CA


30 Days to St. Louis RPM 2012

golden1014
 

2012 ST. LOUIS RAILROAD PROTOTYPE MODELER'S (RPM) MEET
 
The SIXTH ANNUAL St. Louis RPM Meet will be held on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th at the Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234.  Collinsville is 12 miles east of metro St. Louis on I-55/70.  Meet Hours: 9 AM to 9 PM both days.  Our latest flyers can be found at http://home.mindspring.com/~icg/rpm/stlrpm.pdf or just Google “St. Louis RPM” for more information.
 
The Heart of our event is YOUR MODELS! 
 
Bring your models, finished or in progress, for display and discussion.  All scales, gauges, and models from all eras are welcome; bring locomotives, structures, freight cars, dioramas, vehicles or other models. There are no contests. The purpose of the meet is to share techniques, learn from your fellow modelers, and meet people from St. Louis and around the U.S.  We had 1,000+ models on 45 full display tables at our last meet!
 
In addition to model displays, presentations by nationally-recognized modelers and historians are scheduled for both days. Historical Societies and select vendors will also be in attendance; live, hands-on weathering clinics will be presented.  Evening layout tours and operating sessions are scheduled.  All this in 10,000 sq. ft. at the professional Gateway Convention Center. 
 
Two Days! July 27th and 28th in Collinsville, IL
 
Driving Directions:
 
- Traveling North on I-55/70: Take Collinsville Exit 11. At traffic light, turn left onto Highway 157/Bluff Road to Eastport Plaza Drive, turn Left. Continue to Gateway Drive, turn right. Gateway Center is located on your left.
- Traveling East on I-40 or 44: Take Interstate 55/70 North, to Collinsville Exit 11. At traffic light, turn left onto Highway 157/Bluff Road to Eastport Plaza Drive, turn Left. Continue to Gateway Drive, turn right. Gateway Center is located on your left.
- Traveling East or West on I-64: Take Exit 9 and then drive North on Hwy 157, approximately 7 miles, to Eastport Plaza Drive which is located off Hwy. 157. Turn left on Eastport Plaza Drive, then right on Gateway Drive. Gateway Center is located on left. and then left onto Gateway Drive. Gateway Center is located on right.
 
Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M both days.  Admission: $20.00 Fri & Sat, $15.00 Sat only.  Kids under 13 free with paid adult admission.  Vendor set-up at 7:15 AM Fri.  Sales end at 5:00 P.M. Sat.  This is a not-for-profit event.
 
CLINICS
Presentations will run from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. both days.  Our featured speakers include:
Bob Harpe – Modeling Southern SD-45 3100L
The Dean of Diesel Modeling, Author, and Savannah RPM host presents cutting-edge diesel modeling, Southern style!
 
Roger Hinman – IC/NP Refrigerator Cars, 1909-1961
Roger examines the vast IC/NP refrigerator fleet from his forthcoming book—See  http://www.signaturepress.com/
 
Ed Hawkins – Non-Standard ARA Offset Hoppers
Our friend, author and RP Cyc. publisher describes prototype of the forthcoming Intermountain model.
 
Ryan Crawford – A Day on the C&IM
The co-author of "Chicago & Illinois Midland Railway in Color," compares one day on the C&IM in 1975 and 1989.  
 
Bill Schaumburg – Cars for the 5:15
Railroad Model Craftsman’s editor explores Midwestern commuter railroading in the transition era.
 
Mont Switzer – Favorite Freight Car Projects II
Longtime author and Monon modeler is back with more new modeling and exciting projects in HO.
 
David Lehlbach – Tangent Scale Models
Tangent Scale Models’ owner presents the products, business direction and prototypes of TSM’s model line.
 
Dave Roeder, MMR – Prototype Layout from Planning to Ops
Dave explains layout planning, construction, detailing, and ops, and will open his layout to STL RPM attendees.
 
Tony Sissons – Scratchbuilding & Super-Detailing Turnouts and Track
The famous English modeler returns to St. Louis, explaining and demonstrating super-detailed track and turnout construction.
 
John Greedy – Where’s The Beef?
John describes the Hormel meat-packing industry, with tips on modeling a variety of meat refrigerator cars in HO.
 
Joe Collias – St. Louis in the 1940s and 1950s, In Color
The master photographer and author presents original color images of St. Louis railroading from the 40s & 50s.
 
HANDS-ON CLINICS
Dave Schroedle, fromProtoweathering.com, will present Simple Weathering Techniques with AIM Powders all day, both days!  Bring your own models or buy them at the meet to learn new finishing skills!
Jeremy St. Peterand his six-man crew from The Weathering Shop will demonstrate their amazing weathering techniques as seen on their website at http://theweatheringshop.com/.  Bring models to weather and finish!
Pull up a chair with Tony Sissons as he builds and teaches turnout construction as described in his clinic all day, both days! 
VENDORS
Our biggest lineup ever!  70 tables of elite vendors: Bob’s Photos, Tangent Scale Models, Moloco, Plano, LokSound, ExactRail, Railflyer Models, Archer Fine Transfers, ProtoCraft, Rails Unlimited, Funaro & Camerlengo, ICG Custom Decals, Big Four Graphics, American Model Builders, Badger Airbrush, Mike Gruber Photos, Stan Rydarowicz Models, Proto 87 Stores, Des Plaines Hobbies, Joe Collias Photos, Q Connection, Mask Island Decals, Red Board Hobbies, John Fuller Photos, Netterfield Hobbies, Moon Dog Railcars, and more!
RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
The largest annual gathering of railroad historical societies in the U.S.  The New York Central, Wabash, Missouri Pacific, GM&O, Nickel Plate, Central of Georgia, Illinois Terminal, Terminal Railroad Association and C&NW societies will be on hand to aid your modeling. 
DOOR PRIZES!
NEW!  LAYOUT TOURS!
Tour and operate beautiful home layoutsby Bill Giese and John Schindler on Thursday (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.), and Dave Roeder and Mike Wise on Friday (7:30 – 10:00 p.m.)  Call or write for details on Thursday tours, or meet us at Bandana’s BBQ next to the Gateway Center (4 Commerce Drive, Collinsville, IL) for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and we’ll leave from there.  Friday tours leave from the RPM meet at 7:00 p.m.
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ST.LOUIS AREA ATTRACTIONS
In addition to St. Louis RPM, St. Louis is also the home of the John W. Barriger National Railroad Library at the campus of the University of Missouri (http://www.umsl.edu/barriger/), the National Museum of Transportation (http://www.transportmuseumassociation.org/exhibits.html) and some of the best railfanning in the world.  Is the family coming too?  Check out area attractions at http://www.stlouisattractions.com/.
SEE YOU AT ST. LOUIS RPM!
Contact John Golden at Golden1014@... (812) 929-7181, Dan Kohlberg at paducah@... or Lonnie Bathurst at Bathurst@... (217) 556-0314 for meet info and layout tour reservations.  The Gateway Center Website is available at http://www.gatewaycenter.com/ for more information and directions. Gateway NMRA Division is at http://www.gatewaynmra.org/default.htm.
 
See you in St. Louis!
 
Signed,
 
Lonnie Bathurst
Daniel Kohlberg
John Golden

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