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Re: Ping: Jerry Glow

George Corral <g.corral@...>
 

Jerry advised me that he's had technical issues as well as illness in the family that have hampered production and shipping. It appears that some have been waiting a while for orders to be completed but I, for one, will be patient for just a bit longer and give Jerry a chance to catch up.

George Corral
La Grange, KY


Re: Louisville & Wadley Boxcar(s).

al_brown03
 

G&F 7246-7500 had Howe truss sides and inverse Murphy ends, so I'm persuaded.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Todd Horton <toddchorton@...> wrote:

Doesn't look anything like any C of G cars that I know of. I was thinking G & F as well.


Todd Horton


________________________________
From: BRIAN <briantovey123@...>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:02 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Louisville & Wadley Boxcar(s).


 

Thanks Al,

I dont think it came from the CofG,as the only info i have is in the STMFC reference manual,and it only list`s 300 cars(#3000-3299)with Dreadnaught ends/H,Radial roof.

I had thought that it might have escaped from the Georgia & Florida though,as i have pictures of similar cars at Douglas in 55' on the RIP tracks.

Brian Tovey,UK.

--- In mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com, "al_brown03" <abrown@> wrote:

In the 1/43 ORER, L&W box 110 (L&W's only boxcar) is listed as *passenger* equipment. (Did they maybe use it for LCL on their mixed train?) Equipment owned by the Wrightsville & Tennille group of railroads (including L&W and Wadley Southern) wasn't used in interchange. The 1/53 ORER doesn't show any L&W boxcars.

The sides are Howe truss all right; the end looks to me like an *inverse* Murphy. I can't tell what the roof is from that angle, would defer to better roof spotters than I. Since these roads were controlled by the Central of Georgia (Drury, "Historical Guide", p 359), might L&W 110 have come from the CofG?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.






--- In mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com, "BRIAN" <briantovey123@> wrote:

Hi Group,

I`ve put a photo of L&W boxcar #110 in a photo folder entitled 'BT`s Pic`s'.
Can anyone tell me if this was the part of a group of cars the Louisville & Wadley railway had,and if so is were they used in interchange service or for on line use only.
And am i correct in that it is an Alternate ARA car with Murphy ends and a Hutchins Dry lading roof?.

Thanks in advance,

Brian T.



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The NYCSHS has been very busy and you need to check out what we have been doing.

Noel Widdifield <NYCBigFour@...>
 

If you haven't looked at the NYCSHS website today, you need to do that today. We have been busy and want to share what all we have been doing.
The NYCSHS' Busy Month

2013 Convention Over

2014 Convention Planned for Cleveland

NYCSHS Boxcars Models Almost Sold Out

NYCS 19000 Caboose Introduced

1st In Series of Valuation Map DVD's Introduced

Above the Hickory Creek DVD Offered for Sale

Sights and Sounds of the NYCSHS 2013 Convention DVD Offered

CFA/B-6/9 TrueLine Trains HO-Scale C-Liners Offered at Big Savings

75th Anniversary of the First Run of the 1938 20th Century Limited T-Shirt Offered at Convention

Wooden NYCS and NYCSHS Plaques Offered at Convention

To see these activities and more, go to our website at NYCSHS.org

We are very pleased with what we are now offering to our members and others. If you are a NYCS fan you will be pleased.

NYCSHS Board of Directors


Re: Rocket Express kits

Charlie Duckworth
 

Jan
I've built three of Ron's HO kits over the years and have the LCL caboose still to go. While it takes several months to receive them they are well packaged, with a detailed check list of the contents. His latest model, the single sheathed caboose, was challenging to build but has much more detail than the brass Overland model that came out years ago.

They are definately worth the wait.

Charlie Duckworth


Center Plate Height

Dennis Storzek
 

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

Regarding the overall height of freight cars and the possibility that changing trucks might change the height, I searched through quite a few Car Builder's Dictionarys/Cyclopedias and Interchange Rule books expecting to find a standard height from top of rail to surface of center plate on truck bolster.

I found a range of heights from 26 to 29 3/8 inches. Can anyone shed any additional light.

Gene Green

That's because standardization came late to truck center plate height. The 1922 CBC shows freight cars trucks with dimensions of 2'-3 1/4" and 2'-2 3/4", none claiming to be a standard. All the trucks built to "AAR dimensions" in the 1940 CBC show 2'-1 3/4". I have not been able to track down when these standard dimensions were adopted, and please note the dimensions for passenger trucks were different. All these are the height when installed under a "light car". Of course, spring deflection under load will lower this, as will wheel wear, which is why the AAR standard for the height of the coupler centerline is a range.

As I mentioned earlier, the standardized dimension was lower than what was commonly used before, so when applying new trucks to an old car, a piece of 1" or 1-1/2" plate riveted between the center plate and body bolster set things right.

Dennis


Re: Ping: Jerry Glow

Malcolm H. Houck
 

Likewise... I have a decal order with Jerry outstanding from Feb 2012
and am getting no replies to direct emails, so I too beg the lists'
forgiveness in attempting contact via this route.

Alan Monk
London, UK
And I as well, back to July of last year...

Craig Zeni
Cary NC

Something is amiss of recent times. Only early last summer
(2012) I'd contacted Jerry via E-mail with an attachment of
an ex-PRR R7 single sheathed reefer image in silver paint and
lettered for Mathieson Dry Ice (mandatory STMF content).
His reply for an estimate of cost for his minimum custom
order came back within a week.

Another modeler and I chipped in for the cost of the ten sets
he required as a custom order and the decals came back
(excellently done, I must add) within about ten days after
mailing out the check.

This has been my only contact with Jerry Glow, but since I
have seen the difficulties experienced by others, which seems
to have taken place almost immediately after my own
satisfactory experience, and now continues to date.

Mal Houck (also begging forgiveness if needed but only adding
information)


Re: Greg Komar

Mark Stamm
 

Where can I find the latest catalog?

Thanks,

Mark P Stamm
mark@euphoriatt.com

Sent from my mobile device

On May 15, 2013, at 9:32 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net> wrote:


Greg has provided his final catalog #12 (PDF or XLS format) and
will fill all orders received by July 31st.

Greg's dry transfers/decals (you can get them either way) are among
the very best in prototype fidelity.

Tim O'Connor

John Sykes wrote:
"I got an e-mail from Greg Komar today, saying he is going out of business
effective July 31 2013."
Did he provide any details on selling down inventory or filling orders before
closing up shop.
Ben Hom


Re: Red Caboose HO 38545-03 1937 AAR Double Door Box Car, Southern Pacific (Sans Serif) #63971

Robert kirkham
 

it isn't something I know a great deal about, as my experience is mostly with measuring equipment built in the 1920's or earlier (eg. fowler boxcars in various states of preservation around North America) - so my experience is heavily biased toward the less standard group that Dennis acknowledged for early 20th c. cars in his e-mail.

Rob Kirkham

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:03 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Red Caboose HO 38545-03 1937 AAR Double Door Box Car, Southern Pacific (Sans Serif) #63971

Regarding the overall height of freight cars and the possibility that changing trucks might change the height, I searched through quite a few Car Builder's Dictionarys/Cyclopedias and Interchange Rule books expecting to find a standard height from top of rail to surface of center plate on truck bolster.

I found a range of heights from 26 to 29 3/8 inches. Can anyone shed any additional light.

Gene Green



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Re: Greg Komar

Tim O'Connor
 

Greg has provided his final catalog #12 (PDF or XLS format) and
will fill all orders received by July 31st.

Greg's dry transfers/decals (you can get them either way) are among
the very best in prototype fidelity.

Tim O'Connor



John Sykes wrote:
"I got an e-mail from Greg Komar today, saying he is going out of business
effective July 31 2013."
Did he provide any details on selling down inventory or filling orders before
closing up shop.
Ben Hom


Re: Greg Komar

Scott Pitzer
 

Please, no criticism of going-out-of-business practices!
Scott Pitzer

On May 15, 2013, at 4:24 PM, "John Sykes" <John.Sykes@us.army.mil> wrote:

I got an e-mail from Greg Komar today, saying he is going out of business effective July 31 2013. Great, just when I found a source of some unusual decals that I really needed :-(

-- John


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Re: Red Caboose HO 38545-03 1937 AAR Double Door Box Car, Southern Pacific (Sans Serif) #63971

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

Regarding the overall height of freight cars and the possibility that changing trucks might change the height, I searched through quite a few Car Builder's Dictionarys/Cyclopedias and Interchange Rule books expecting to find a standard height from top of rail to surface of center plate on truck bolster.

I found a range of heights from 26 to 29 3/8 inches. Can anyone shed any additional light.

Gene Green


Re: Greg Komar

Benjamin Hom
 

John Sykes wrote:
"I got an e-mail from Greg Komar today, saying he is going out of business
effective July 31 2013."

Did he provide any details on selling down inventory or filling orders before
closing up shop.

Ben Hom


Greg Komar

John
 

I got an e-mail from Greg Komar today, saying he is going out of business effective July 31 2013. Great, just when I found a source of some unusual decals that I really needed :-(

-- John


Re: Louisville & Wadley Boxcar(s).

Todd Horton
 

Doesn't look anything like any C of G cars that I know of. I was thinking G & F as well.


Todd Horton


________________________________
From: BRIAN <briantovey123@btinternet.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:02 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Louisville & Wadley Boxcar(s).


 

Thanks Al,

I dont think it came from the CofG,as the only info i have is in the STMFC reference manual,and it only list`s 300 cars(#3000-3299)with Dreadnaught ends/H,Radial roof.

I had thought that it might have escaped from the Georgia & Florida though,as i have pictures of similar cars at Douglas in 55' on the RIP tracks.

Brian Tovey,UK.

--- In mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com, "al_brown03" <abrown@...> wrote:

In the 1/43 ORER, L&W box 110 (L&W's only boxcar) is listed as *passenger* equipment. (Did they maybe use it for LCL on their mixed train?) Equipment owned by the Wrightsville & Tennille group of railroads (including L&W and Wadley Southern) wasn't used in interchange. The 1/53 ORER doesn't show any L&W boxcars.

The sides are Howe truss all right; the end looks to me like an *inverse* Murphy. I can't tell what the roof is from that angle, would defer to better roof spotters than I. Since these roads were controlled by the Central of Georgia (Drury, "Historical Guide", p 359), might L&W 110 have come from the CofG?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.






--- In mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com, "BRIAN" <briantovey123@> wrote:

Hi Group,

I`ve put a photo of L&W boxcar #110 in a photo folder entitled 'BT`s Pic`s'.
Can anyone tell me if this was the part of a group of cars the Louisville & Wadley railway had,and if so is were they used in interchange service or for on line use only.
And am i correct in that it is an Alternate ARA car with Murphy ends and a Hutchins Dry lading roof?.

Thanks in advance,

Brian T.



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Re: Norwest Scale Models

Pierre <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Ben,
I approached Brian Pate about buying his patterns and was flatly refused.
The line is dead, as far as I'm concerned.
Was there something in particular you were interested in?
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@...> wrote:

Anyone know the status of the Norwest resin line? Found a thread back
in 2010 regarding possibilities of who some of the kits may go to but
nothing since. Thanks in advance!

Ben Hom


Norwest Scale Models

Benjamin Hom
 

Anyone know the status of the Norwest resin line? Found a thread back
in 2010 regarding possibilities of who some of the kits may go to but
nothing since. Thanks in advance!

Ben Hom


Re: Rocket Express kits (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

So, from "Rocket Express" it took 11 months...

I guess my order from "Slow as a Turtle" may take even longer?

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Claus Schlund
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:06 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Rocket Express kits



Hi Jan and List Members,

A few years back I ordered some items from him. I mailed him a check. After about 6 months the check got submitted for payment. Then about 5 months later I got my items. Total: 11 months.

He did come thru, but you should expect the need to be patient!

Claus Schlund







Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


Re: Louisville & Wadley Boxcar(s).

BRIAN <briantovey123@...>
 

Thanks Al,

I dont think it came from the CofG,as the only info i have is in the STMFC reference manual,and it only list`s 300 cars(#3000-3299)with Dreadnaught ends/H,Radial roof.

I had thought that it might have escaped from the Georgia & Florida though,as i have pictures of similar cars at Douglas in 55' on the RIP tracks.

Brian Tovey,UK.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "al_brown03" <abrown@...> wrote:

In the 1/43 ORER, L&W box 110 (L&W's only boxcar) is listed as *passenger* equipment. (Did they maybe use it for LCL on their mixed train?) Equipment owned by the Wrightsville & Tennille group of railroads (including L&W and Wadley Southern) wasn't used in interchange. The 1/53 ORER doesn't show any L&W boxcars.

The sides are Howe truss all right; the end looks to me like an *inverse* Murphy. I can't tell what the roof is from that angle, would defer to better roof spotters than I. Since these roads were controlled by the Central of Georgia (Drury, "Historical Guide", p 359), might L&W 110 have come from the CofG?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.






--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "BRIAN" <briantovey123@> wrote:

Hi Group,

I`ve put a photo of L&W boxcar #110 in a photo folder entitled 'BT`s Pic`s'.
Can anyone tell me if this was the part of a group of cars the Louisville & Wadley railway had,and if so is were they used in interchange service or for on line use only.
And am i correct in that it is an Alternate ARA car with Murphy ends and a Hutchins Dry lading roof?.

Thanks in advance,

Brian T.


A New Photo

Paul Hillman
 

I saw a photo posted to this group by csxt5555 of a diesel horn and I don't see a message about it. Was this 3D copy made, what scale & who made it? I need some small detail parts made and maybe this person(s) could make them?

Paul Hillman


ADMIN: Re: Re: Ping: Jerry Glow

Mikebrock
 

Guys,
Note that messages criticizing the business practices of a manufacturer are prohibited on the STMFC. At first glance this might seem unproductive but let me assure you that the rule is well founded.

I can understand the concern a member might have with slow responses by a manufacturer including responses to inquiries. And, the STMFC management has permitted from time to time a few messages regarding this. A deluge of such messages, however, is not going to be permitted. And, I don't think such a deluge is going to help. Therefore the thread about Gerry Glow is now terminated.

Given all that, and while the STMFC management believes that what happens outside the STMFC should stay outside the STMFC, if a manufacturer advertises on the STMFC, they are then inside the STMFC and the STMFC then has some obligation to inquire to the manufacturer as to their situation. The STMFC management has done that. The STMFC management will report when it receives any information. In the meantime...

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner

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