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Re: New Look for F&C Website

Clark Propst
 

I noticed that awhile bacdk. Sure hope they'll show! Guess they cancelled at the St Louis show this past summer.
Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@..., "lnbill" <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Curiously, their show schedule does not include Naperville next week.

Bill welch

--- In STMFC@..., "erict1361" <erict1361@> wrote:

Funaro & Camerlengo's Website has an All New look, Function is basically the same, But now the Rail road Kit links work with Google Chrome.

You may want to check it out ?

www.fandckits.com

Eric Thur

Re: Klasing hand brake in HO in injection molded plastic

Bill Kelly
 

I would like to second Tim's :-) as these are also my picks.
Later,
Bill Kelly


Tim O' wrote:

I want either/both of these :-)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/photos/album/430366321/pic/655150238/
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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/photos/album/430366321/pic/673940272/
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Re: Klasing hand brake in HO in injection molded plastic

Tim O'Connor
 

I want either/both of these :-)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/photos/album/430366321/pic/655150238/view
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/photos/album/430366321/pic/673940272/view

I think Red Caboose is very similar to this one for the Mather reefer:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/photos/album/430366321/pic/850476263/view

The lever-style hand brakes would be nice but they're less important to me
as there are some 'stand in' versions on the market. Not to mention how delicate
they might be.

Tim O'

The Klasing folder in the photo section is finally populated. Would those
> of you who have experienced a need for a Klasing hand brake in HO scale please
> have a look and tell me which one you want?
> Or are you after something not shown. There are other Klasing hand brakes but
> I considered them much less likely to be desired.
> Send your desire to me off list, please.
> If there is a significant number of responses I will post the results.
> Gene Green

Re: New Look for F&C Website

erict1361 <erict1361@...>
 

Bruce,

Sorry, my statement was too general, What I ment to say is that kits are still listed by, Scale, Rail Road Name, and Kit number, as the previous website does. In other words, there are no search options etc. added. The Plus is that it works with Browsers other than IE. The Functioning links to dealers are a plus also.

Eric Thur

--- In STMFC@..., "Bruce F. Smith" <smithbf@...> wrote:

Eric,

I beg to differ, the function is NOT the same... the new site actually WORKS! Excellent <VBG>


Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith

Auburn, AL

https://www5.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/


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On Oct 12, 2012, at 9:10 AM, erict1361 wrote:

Funaro & Camerlengo's Website has an All New look, Function is basically the same, But now the Rail road Kit links work with Google Chrome.

You may want to check it out ?

www.fandckits.com<http://www.fandckits.com>

Eric Thur



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Re: New Look for F&C Website

Pierre <pierre.oliver@...>
 

And it works with Firefox now too!
Delightful.
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@..., "erict1361" <erict1361@...> wrote:

Funaro & Camerlengo's Website has an All New look, Function is basically the same, But now the Rail road Kit links work with Google Chrome.

You may want to check it out ?

www.fandckits.com

Eric Thur

Re: New Look for F&C Website

Bill Welch
 

Curiously, their show schedule does not include Naperville next week.

Bill welch

--- In STMFC@..., "erict1361" <erict1361@...> wrote:

Funaro & Camerlengo's Website has an All New look, Function is basically the same, But now the Rail road Kit links work with Google Chrome.

You may want to check it out ?

www.fandckits.com

Eric Thur

Re: Klasing hand brake in HO in injection molded plastic

Andy Laurent
 

Gene,
The 525-A looks like the "Klasing Handbrake" that folks were looking for.
Andy Laurent

--- In STMFC@..., "Gene" <bierglaeser@...> wrote:

The Klasing folder in the photo section is finally populated. Would those of you who have experienced a need for a Klasing hand brake in HO scale please have a look and tell me which one you want?

Or are you after something not shown. There are other Klasing hand brakes but I considered them much less likely to be desired.

Send your desire to me off list, please.

If there is a significant number of responses I will post the results.

Gene Green

Re: New Look for F&C Website

BRIAN PAUL EHNI <behni@...>
 

On Mac with Safari as well. FINALLY!

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

From: "Bruce F. Smith" <@smithbf>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 9:25 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] New Look for F&C Website






Eric,

I beg to differ, the function is NOT the same... the new site actually
WORKS! Excellent <VBG>

Regards

Bruce

Bruce F. Smith

Auburn, AL

https://www5.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."

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/ &#92;

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|/_____________________________&#92;|_|________________________________|

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On Oct 12, 2012, at 9:10 AM, erict1361 wrote:

Funaro & Camerlengo's Website has an All New look, Function is basically the
same, But now the Rail road Kit links work with Google Chrome.

You may want to check it out ?

www.fandckits.com<http://www.fandckits.com>

Eric Thur

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Re: New Look for F&C Website

Bruce Smith
 

Eric,

I beg to differ, the function is NOT the same... the new site actually WORKS! Excellent <VBG>


Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith

Auburn, AL

https://www5.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/


"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."

__

/ &#92;

__<+--+>________________&#92;__/___ ________________________________

|- ______/ O O &#92;_______ -| | __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ |

| / 4999 PENNSYLVANIA 4999 &#92; | ||__||__||__||__||__||__||__||__||

|/_____________________________&#92;|_|________________________________|

| O--O &#92;0 0 0 0/ O--O | 0-0-0 0-0-0

On Oct 12, 2012, at 9:10 AM, erict1361 wrote:

Funaro & Camerlengo's Website has an All New look, Function is basically the same, But now the Rail road Kit links work with Google Chrome.

You may want to check it out ?

www.fandckits.com<http://www.fandckits.com>

Eric Thur



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Yahoo! Groups Links

New Look for F&C Website

erict1361 <erict1361@...>
 

Funaro & Camerlengo's Website has an All New look, Function is basically the same, But now the Rail road Kit links work with Google Chrome.

You may want to check it out ?

www.fandckits.com

Eric Thur

Re: Off Topic--Shuttle

tmolsen@...
 

Jared,

The Marriott does not have s shuttle that goes to and from the airport. I asked them when I made my reservation as I had several friends that were thinking of attending the meet. Their response was that the shuttle would only operate within the five mile radius of the hotel.

Your choices are those which the guys have mentioned in response to your email. If you take the El into Chicago to Union Station, you can get the Metra local out to Naperville and the cost is $10 roundtrip. If you are a senior, then it is $5 roundtrip.

Best regards,

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) t78-4292
tmolsen@...

Re: Flat car weights for Chad Boas Resin bodies

proto48er
 

Jim -

I worked with a guy who was the chief freight car person for the T&NO working in the Hardy Street shops in Houston starting in the late 1950's. He related an incident (in our time period) where there were repeated derailments on a particular train in East Texas. An investigation revealed that the everyday makeup of the train itself was the cause - heavy sulfur gons at the end of the train were running up against empty flats at the front of the train. This was in rolling country. The cars would derail after cresting a hill. Train handling was/is apparently challenging in such country. There were 1-1/2% grades (momentum gradients) up and down the hills, but they were very short, and slack action from train handling was a partial cause. This was an individual situation, and was not common.

From a modeler's standpoint, I like to place an empty flatcar just ahead of the caboose to show off the workmanship on the front of the caboose!

A.T. Kott

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


Tim O'Connor makes an excellent point regarding car placement in trains that are encompassed by this list (pre-1960). String-lining was a non-concept in the era we are concerned with. In fact, I am unaware of it being an official FRA derailment cause as late as the 1980's.

The factors that caused modern (post-STMFC) standards have more to do with factors like high-strength drawbars, high-adhesion locomotives, etc. All of which are beyond the scope of this list as Mike has often articulated.

I happen to be a recently retired railroader with 41 years of service. When I started in 1970, there were relatively few car placement restrictions (I would list some, but that would risk time in moderator's prison).

My point is that after reading literally thousands of special instructions in timetables, I've found little in the way of train make-up restrictions....

Klasing hand brake in HO in injection molded plastic

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

The Klasing folder in the photo section is finally populated. Would those of you who have experienced a need for a Klasing hand brake in HO scale please have a look and tell me which one you want?

Or are you after something not shown. There are other Klasing hand brakes but I considered them much less likely to be desired.

Send your desire to me off list, please.

If there is a significant number of responses I will post the results.

Gene Green

Re: Tangentially about freight cars but really about signaling

Dave Nelson
 

Richard, your description was different from Jim Wolf's who mentioned when a
train had *cleared the main* by going into industrial track they would need
permission to re-enter it. I took your example as one where the main had
not been cleared while working the industry. I imagine both examples are
correct for what was described.

I expect physical model railroads seldom have enough length in industrial
track to allow for a train to clear the main so in that realm it's a moot
point. For "virtual layouts" (what I operate on using software) there is no
compression and so there are plenty of situations where the main can be
cleared in order to spot freight cars. I guess those situations should be
thought of sort of as a-yard-w/o-a-yardmaster -- places where you can't come
out w/o first getting clearance.

Dave Nelson

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

That's not quite what I was describing, Dave. At Rivera, a crew that wanted
to access the team track had to get the dispatcher to unlock the switch so
they could drop off one or more cars, pick up one or more cars, or both.
When they had finished their work, they would phone him again to re-lock the
switch.

Richard Hendrickson

Re: Off Topic--Shuttle

Christopher Parker <conductorchris@...>
 

If you are going to a train event, why not take the train!

It will be cheaper and more fun, even if you have to take extra time to
go into Chicago to get from the airport.

Re: Off Topic--Shuttle

erict1361 <erict1361@...>
 

Jared,

I do not think there are any. None run by the Hotel to my knowledge. I had this problem in 2010 when I flew into Midway.I could not find any Hotel shuttles going to the Naperville area. Most shuttles seem to run from O'hare to that area. I ended up taking a Taxi at $45.00. Now I fly in on AMTRAK. I did find this : They go to Naperville from Midway and back.

https://americancoachlimousine.hudsonltd.net/res

Eric Thur

--- In STMFC@..., "JaredH" <harperandbrown@...> wrote:

Can anyone suggest a shuttle from Midway airport in Chicago to Naperville? Thanks!

Jared Harper
Athens, GA

Re: Off Topic--Shuttle

np328
 

Have you considered taking the L downtown and then getting on a Metro at Union Station? My wife has done it when she flew in and actually liked it. The site used to have a free van from the Naperville depot. Not sure if the new mgmnt does though. Might add an hour to your transit time.
IIRC, shuttles from the airport to the site are, to me, a bit spendy. Money I can better spend on models.
Jim Dick - St. Paul

--- In STMFC@..., "JaredH" <harperandbrown@...> wrote:
Can anyone suggest a shuttle from Midway airport in Chicago to Naperville? Thanks!

Jared Harper
Athens, GA

Re: Off Topic--Shuttle

James SANDIFER
 

When I did the trip, I took the metrorail to downtown, walked across the
river to Union Station, and took the commuter train to Naperville. It was a
fun and informative ride. The hotel picked me up at Naperville depot.



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Can anyone suggest a shuttle from Midway airport in Chicago to Naperville?
Thanks!

Jared Harper
Athens, GA

Re: Off Topic--Shuttle

Guy Wilber
 

Jared,

Log on to Coach America and check their routes out of Chicago. Usual runs go from MW to and from O'Hare and to many points North and South on the hour all day long.

The prices are around 25-30 dollar range with clean buses and polite drivers.

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada
On Oct 11, 2012, at 7:54 AM, "JaredH" <harperandbrown@...> wrote:

Can anyone suggest a shuttle from Midway airport in Chicago to Naperville? Thanks!

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


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Off Topic--Shuttle

Jared Harper
 

Can anyone suggest a shuttle from Midway airport in Chicago to Naperville? Thanks!

Jared Harper
Athens, GA