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My first airbrush

hvyweight41
 

I see the need to plan to acquire an airbrush for my modeling efforts. This may be off topic for this group but I was wondering if you all have any input on what direction I should go. If off topic, feel free to contact me off list.
I already have a compressor in my garage. I'm looking at the A7778 Metal Body Airbrushby Testor. It's probably more than I need right now, but I figure I'll grow into it. I've seen other brands like Badger, Paasche and Iwata. All get good reviews. I'm sure there are favorites out there. Oh, I will be using it for general painting as well weathering.
Any input is appreciated.
Thanks,
Keith Kempster
Jacksonville, FL


Re: Spotting features

hvyweight41
 

Richard-
I am a member of the SFRHMS. I have amassed a large library of reference books, including many written by yourself. I've only read a small portion of them in detail. My primary intent of this post was to find the best place to start. I can identify what type of car (box, hopper, etc) and size. I can generally identify the railroad. I can identify general types of construction for sides and ends. I can tell a sliding door from a plug type. I'm weak on roofs. When it comes to detaIls, do you focus on stirrup styles, brake system details, brake wheels, roof walks, etc? Should I focus on details or take a broader stroke first? Like so many other things in our world, it is probably another "it depends" situation. I'm trying see where I should focus my attention first. All of the feedback has been great.
Thanks,
Keith Kempster
Jacksonville, FL

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:

On Jul 26, 2013, at 6:04 PM, "John Sykes" <John.Sykes@...> wrote:
Keith:

[snip]

Now, the one thing you definitely have going for you is that you are doing Santa Fe, which, like PRR has a huge following of modelers and other fanatics. So you should be in the same situation, where you can get diagrams, rosters, photos, paint and lettering information too. You might have to look, but I guarantee it is out there.

John is right, and the place to start is with the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society, which is having its annual meeting next weekend in Flagstaff AZ. Flagstaff is a long way from Jacksonville, but the society is as near as its web site <http://www.atsfrr.com>. The society has a long list of books in print, including its Rolling Stock Reference Series, as well as a variety of on site resources.


Richard Hendrickson



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Re: Watermelon traffic in Southeast

Guy Wilber
 

Roger,

A 1946 USDA study in which the AAR's Freight Claim Division was a
participant stated that the majority of watermelons shipped from Florida were
loaded into ventilated box cars, though both refrigerator and stock cars were
also used. Stock car shipments of watermelons were dominant from the other
Southern states, but also were supplemented by refrigerator and ventilator
cars along with a regular box car now and then.

In 1951, your year of modeling interest, there were 25,536 car loads of
watermelons shipped. Just two years earlier, a 1949 study showed that the
dominant variety of watermelons from the Southeast was the Black Diamond.
That study examined watermelons delivered to 43 markets nationwide. Of the
6,776 cars inspected for damage; 1,274 were ventilated box cars, 3,788 were
stock cars, 1,712 were refrigerator cars and 2 were box cars.
Unfortunately, the tabulation does not show the break down of the car types from the
various regions though it does show that 1,369 of the 6,776 cars originated
from the Southeast.

Regarding your thoughts on the harvest of watermelons. The Florida
harvest generally ran from May 1st thru mid August with June being the most
productive month usually totaling over 75% of Florida's annual crop.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada













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Re: Mechanical reefers' origin

Tony Thompson
 

Rupert Gamlen wrote:
There was a discussion earlier this year (and in previous years) about the origins of mechanical reefers. I found a piece in the 1885 National Car Builder referring to the Palmer refrigerator car that had a mechanical refrigerating plant, similar to ammonia ice making machines, instead of ice. The compressors were belt driven from the axle. There was a similar piece in a 1888 Railway World, which stated the plant used chloride of ethyl instead of ammonia.
Rupert, there seems to have been a preoccupation among American inventors to devise a mechanical system of refrigeration. The patents and other forms of invention are endless. Most were never built, some had subsize equipment built as a demonstration, and a very few progressed to complete cars. They all shared two important characteristics: they were complicated (thus expensive to build and a challenge to maintain), and they were simply not durable. Workable mechanical reefers had to wait for the development of the cheap and dependable small diesel engine, during World War II. Anything before that was really a pipe dream.

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, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Spotting features

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jul 26, 2013, at 6:04 PM, "John Sykes" <John.Sykes@...> wrote:
Keith:

[snip]

Now, the one thing you definitely have going for you is that you are doing Santa Fe, which, like PRR has a huge following of modelers and other fanatics. So you should be in the same situation, where you can get diagrams, rosters, photos, paint and lettering information too. You might have to look, but I guarantee it is out there.

John is right, and the place to start is with the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society, which is having its annual meeting next weekend in Flagstaff AZ. Flagstaff is a long way from Jacksonville, but the society is as near as its web site <http://www.atsfrr.com>. The society has a long list of books in print, including its Rolling Stock Reference Series, as well as a variety of on site resources.


Richard Hendrickson


Mechanical reefers' origin

Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>
 

There was a discussion earlier this year (and in previous years) about the
origins of mechanical reefers. I found a piece in the 1885 National Car
Builder referring to the Palmer refrigerator car that had a mechanical
refrigerating plant, similar to ammonia ice making machines, instead of ice.
The compressors were belt driven from the axle. There was a similar piece in
a 1888 Railway World, which stated the plant used chloride of ethyl instead
of ammonia.

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ


Re: Spotting features

John
 

Keith:

I think one of the most important things is research. In order to do that you have to spend some serious $$$. Elden and I and some of the others here are modeling PRR. Luckily for us there is a wealth of information out there including car diagrams, rosters, literally dozens of books of photos, lettering diagrams, paint information, etc., etc. I have about $2,000 of PRR books and research materials on my bookcase, maybe more (I know Bruce, Eldon and some of the others here have me beat easily on that account). I have put together rosters of PRR equipment covering freight, passenger, MoW, diesels, electric motors and now, even some steam (I finally got a hold of Keystone Steam & Electric - Yee-Ha!). That is how I learn to tell the difference between an X26, an X29 and a GG1.

But for a better example, as I said, although I model PRR, as Elden said, that requires putting other RR's rolling stock on the layout too. So for that reason, I acquired copies of all the Erie RR's freight car diagrams, rosters and a color photo book, as well as similar information for DL&W, Reading, Lehigh Valley, etc.

Now, the one thing you definitely have going for you is that you are doing Santa Fe, which, like PRR has a huge following of modelers and other fanatics. So you should be in the same situation, where you can get diagrams, rosters, photos, paint and lettering information too. You might have to look, but I guarantee it is out there. If you are going to do this right, you will eventually have one of the largest Santa Fe libraries in Jacksonville, FL.

-- John

--- In STMFC@..., "hvyweight41" <hvyweight41@...> wrote:



Greg-
Thank you for your insight. As a recap, I model the Santa Fe in the SW, specifically Raton Pass from the C&S interchange to the tunnel. I model in N scale. The era is the summer of 1942. My thinking is that the war has started but things are still building up. I envision troop trains with heavyweight sleepers in addition to the regularly scheduled passenger trains. Super Chief! I know that the Belen cutoff moved most transcon freight traffic to the southern main. However, there is exchange with the C&S at Trinidad, perishable traffic eastbound to the big cities and a few local freights to fill in. Trinidad has a yard but I have been unable to find out much about how it operated, other than support of the declining coal production in the area. There was a POW camp near Trinidad during WW2 and I though that might be a unique source of traffic.
I have a couple hundred HO kits that I intend to assemble. I like to model but have not done anything consistently since I was a teenager. I would rate my skill level as beginner but I may be slightly better than that. I hope to refine my skills doing this HO work before tackling N scale detail work.
I'm looking for some projects that will be challenging but not overwhelming. The map heralds are germane to my era and I thought maybe a Bx-37 boxcar or Rr-27 reefer rebuild with the maps would be a good start. Any thought?
Thanks,
Keith Kempster
Jacksonville, FL


--- In STMFC@..., tgregmrtn@ wrote:

Keith,

In context:
-
-
In a message Keith Kempster writes:


"Hi all-
I have seen numerous posts which discuss spotting features. I understand
there are the basic differences between types and sizes of rolling stock
(I.E. box versus hopper, 40 versus 50 foot, single versus double door, etc)."
-
-
Let's stop for just a moment and remind us what era you are planning to
model that allows us to help you. I think I saw that you like the Santa Fe and
what era do you favor, if like Richard Hendrickson and his 1947 era it
put the dos and don'ts into perspective. Later and some doors open while
others close. Think in terms of availability and your personal skill level,
you haven't shared that either. I am not knocking you but just trying to help
us help you. Region make a difference as well, Santa Fe ~ Chicago vs.
Santa Fe ~ San Diego things change as California was growing rapidly and many
if not most products were produced in the east and shipped west and this
would change in the eras beyond this list.
-
-
"I've read various discussions on ends, roofs, underframes and doors."
-
-
Subtle changes in freight car appliances change/improved over the years so
your era may never have experienced a Santa Fe Pullman Standard PS-1
40-foot boxcar or 50-foot for that mater so some of the differences in roof
panels and side sheathing, underframes and door may be less of a concern. If so
you choice of ready to run kits might just be more limiting and thus you
may have to buy more resin kits or scratch-bash more Styrene kits. The Santa
Fe had a class of cars with 4/4 dreadnaught ends on with diagonal panel
roof that were on the property much later than one would expect in the 1940's
a rather rare combination, but I photographed a sample of the car in work
service in the 1990's just because it was so rare. You might consider
scratch-bashing a Santa Fe BX-28 or BX-31 class cars, I am considering these
for a future SHAKE_N_TAKE project in Cocoa Beach, it shouldn't be much of a
challenge for my skill level.
-
-
" I even have two of Ted Culotta's freight car handbooks with a wealth of
information."
-
-
I always say FEED YOUR HEAD!
-
-
"Is there a consensus on the best spotting features to discriminate
whether a model is correct for a given prototype or even to identify a picture?
Thanks,
Keith Kempster
Jacksonville, FL"

Unfortunately no, but there is always this list to ask before you jump in.
Another good source is Train Life and a few well placed evenings with your
laptop or your tablet on your lap in the family room on the couch with
your shoes off and your feet up with a note pad and plenty of sharp pencils,
perhaps this winter... wait, what was I thinking you live in Florida... 3^)
No cold nights.

Research then Model and research more then model twice as much but never
stop modeling.

Greg Martin


Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean










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Re: Watermelon traffic in Southeast

George Courtney
 

Just a shot in the dark, but I would think the vent cars were dual service and in the early years cheaper to build than a reefer with it's insulation. Thus the vents/boxcars saved money over building more reefers than necessary for traffic that required reefers.

George Courtney

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

I will take a stab at this although I have not hard evidence. I can think of two reasons at least.

1. The several railroads in the southeast already owned their vents. This of course is obvious and of course they were dual service, so no compelling reason to get rid of them until they were worn out.

2. The RR's received the money for handling the items that did not need FGE's "Protective Service" which meant the RR's got some income. The shipper would have probably gotten a better rate too.

I am traveling and do not have ORERs with me, but I do remember that the number of Vents began to drop after WWII, meaning FGE would have probably taken up the slack.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "rwilson1056" <rwilson1056@> wrote:

Been wondering why SAL & ACL would not have utilized FGE reefer in vent service. Wouldn't it have been easier to use the reefers as vents since watermelons moved late spring early summer when the citrus rush wasn't on? would have made both rr's vents expendable.
Roger Wilson
considering modeling SAL's Tallahassee Sub late spring 1951...


Re: WTB: O scale Pac Ltd 1932 ara boxcars

proto48er
 

Brad -

DTD (Dan's Train Depot) has one on Ebay right now - a C&O car with Hutchins radial roof, express version with Allied full cushion trucks. No dog in this hunt!

A.T. Kott

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

Fellas,

I am seeking a model or two; bare brass is fine. Please email me off list with images, contact and asking price.

Thank you,
Brad Andonian


Re: post about ICFS

O Fenton Wells
 

Don't apologize, I met both of these gentlemen through a mutual friend and
enjoyed both them and your post.
Fenton Wells

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 3:16 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...>wrote:

**


Sorry for that, meant to send it just to Larry and C.J.

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, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history

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--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
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Re: post about ICFS

John King
 

But an interesting story for the rest of us. I'll need LOTS of ladders. And, oh yes, to stay out of the South Florida jail, the truck and lumber would have almost certainly arrived in an STMFC.

John King

--- In STMFC@..., Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

Sorry for that, meant to send it just to Larry and C.J.

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, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






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Re: post about ICFS

Tony Thompson
 

Sorry for that, meant to send it just to Larry and C.J.

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, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


post about ICFS

Tony Thompson
 

C.J. and Larry -- You guys might enjoy a post I wrote about ICFS, the Iron City award, and ll that, featuring the panel truck that C.J. decorated for ICFS. It is at this link:

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2013/07/that-red-icfs-truck.html

Tony Thompson
tony@...


Re: Watermelon traffic in Southeast

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Hello Group,

The MKT did just that with their stock cars. Then again, the Katy is not quite a SE railroad, so local preferences of car usage might vary.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

On Jul 26, 2013, at 11:28 AM, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Wouldn't the railraods also use their stock cars for this service? Stock
traffic in the SE was dwindling at about the same time.
fenton wells

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM, lnbill <fgexbill@...> wrote:

**


I will take a stab at this although I have not hard evidence. I can think
of two reasons at least.

1. The several railroads in the southeast already owned their vents. This
of course is obvious and of course they were dual service, so no compelling
reason to get rid of them until they were worn out.

2. The RR's received the money for handling the items that did not need
FGE's "Protective Service" which meant the RR's got some income. The
shipper would have probably gotten a better rate too.

I am traveling and do not have ORERs with me, but I do remember that the
number of Vents began to drop after WWII, meaning FGE would have probably
taken up the slack.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "rwilson1056" <rwilson1056@...> wrote:

Been wondering why SAL & ACL would not have utilized FGE reefer in vent
service. Wouldn't it have been easier to use the reefers as vents since
watermelons moved late spring early summer when the citrus rush wasn't on?
would have made both rr's vents expendable.
Roger Wilson
considering modeling SAL's Tallahassee Sub late spring 1951...



--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...






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Re: Watermelon traffic in Southeast

O Fenton Wells
 

Wouldn't the railraods also use their stock cars for this service? Stock
traffic in the SE was dwindling at about the same time.
fenton wells

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:51 PM, lnbill <fgexbill@...> wrote:

**


I will take a stab at this although I have not hard evidence. I can think
of two reasons at least.

1. The several railroads in the southeast already owned their vents. This
of course is obvious and of course they were dual service, so no compelling
reason to get rid of them until they were worn out.

2. The RR's received the money for handling the items that did not need
FGE's "Protective Service" which meant the RR's got some income. The
shipper would have probably gotten a better rate too.

I am traveling and do not have ORERs with me, but I do remember that the
number of Vents began to drop after WWII, meaning FGE would have probably
taken up the slack.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "rwilson1056" <rwilson1056@...> wrote:

Been wondering why SAL & ACL would not have utilized FGE reefer in vent
service. Wouldn't it have been easier to use the reefers as vents since
watermelons moved late spring early summer when the citrus rush wasn't on?
would have made both rr's vents expendable.
Roger Wilson
considering modeling SAL's Tallahassee Sub late spring 1951...



--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Watermelon traffic in Southeast

Bill Welch
 

I will take a stab at this although I have not hard evidence. I can think of two reasons at least.

1. The several railroads in the southeast already owned their vents. This of course is obvious and of course they were dual service, so no compelling reason to get rid of them until they were worn out.

2. The RR's received the money for handling the items that did not need FGE's "Protective Service" which meant the RR's got some income. The shipper would have probably gotten a better rate too.

I am traveling and do not have ORERs with me, but I do remember that the number of Vents began to drop after WWII, meaning FGE would have probably taken up the slack.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "rwilson1056" <rwilson1056@...> wrote:

Been wondering why SAL & ACL would not have utilized FGE reefer in vent service. Wouldn't it have been easier to use the reefers as vents since watermelons moved late spring early summer when the citrus rush wasn't on? would have made both rr's vents expendable.
Roger Wilson
considering modeling SAL's Tallahassee Sub late spring 1951...


FS New Decal from Mount Vernon Shops!

John S. Frantz
 

Modelers,

Another month, another new decal set in HO. The following is now available
for
sale:

In HO Scale, PRR's X26c boxcars. These were rebuilds of X26's, the
rebuild program started in 1945, and by the time they were finished over
1/3 of the original X26 fleet had been rebuilt. Overall
the set does 4 cars as follows. I also included data for the lone X26a
car class if someone feels so inclined. Additionally, the set includes
data for the auto parts service assigned cars. Currently the BEST
available model for these cars in HO is the resin kit produced by
F&C. More
information can be found here: http://www.mountvernonshops.com/X26C.html

FWIW,
at the printer right now are decal sets for doing PRSL RDC's in N, HO
and O. Also, literally today I finished the artwork for X26's in HO.
These will be out probably October-ish as I have some custom decal work
to get out of the way to help finish custom model work for a client.

Look for both of this set to hit Ebay this weekend. I now list my products on a 31 day basis. http://www.ebay.com/sch/mountvernonshops/m.html

Prices are the same whether you email me directly through the MVS website, send me an order or use Ebay. Also shipping
is a flat $6.00 whether you order 1 or 10 decal sets. Please contact me
off list if interested.

Best Regards,
John Frantz


York, PA
Crossroads of the Conrail, Western Maryland/Chessie, and Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroads.


Watermelon traffic in Southeast

rwilson1056
 

Been wondering why SAL & ACL would not have utilized FGE reefer in vent service. Wouldn't it have been easier to use the reefers as vents since watermelons moved late spring early summer when the citrus rush wasn't on? would have made both rr's vents expendable.
Roger Wilson
considering modeling SAL's Tallahassee Sub late spring 1951...


Re: Spotting features

hvyweight41
 

Greg-
Thank you for your insight. As a recap, I model the Santa Fe in the SW, specifically Raton Pass from the C&S interchange to the tunnel. I model in N scale. The era is the summer of 1942. My thinking is that the war has started but things are still building up. I envision troop trains with heavyweight sleepers in addition to the regularly scheduled passenger trains. Super Chief! I know that the Belen cutoff moved most transcon freight traffic to the southern main. However, there is exchange with the C&S at Trinidad, perishable traffic eastbound to the big cities and a few local freights to fill in. Trinidad has a yard but I have been unable to find out much about how it operated, other than support of the declining coal production in the area. There was a POW camp near Trinidad during WW2 and I though that might be a unique source of traffic.
I have a couple hundred HO kits that I intend to assemble. I like to model but have not done anything consistently since I was a teenager. I would rate my skill level as beginner but I may be slightly better than that. I hope to refine my skills doing this HO work before tackling N scale detail work.
I'm looking for some projects that will be challenging but not overwhelming. The map heralds are germane to my era and I thought maybe a Bx-37 boxcar or Rr-27 reefer rebuild with the maps would be a good start. Any thought?
Thanks,
Keith Kempster
Jacksonville, FL

--- In STMFC@..., tgregmrtn@... wrote:

Keith,

In context:
-
-
In a message Keith Kempster writes:


"Hi all-
I have seen numerous posts which discuss spotting features. I understand
there are the basic differences between types and sizes of rolling stock
(I.E. box versus hopper, 40 versus 50 foot, single versus double door, etc)."
-
-
Let's stop for just a moment and remind us what era you are planning to
model that allows us to help you. I think I saw that you like the Santa Fe and
what era do you favor, if like Richard Hendrickson and his 1947 era it
put the dos and don'ts into perspective. Later and some doors open while
others close. Think in terms of availability and your personal skill level,
you haven't shared that either. I am not knocking you but just trying to help
us help you. Region make a difference as well, Santa Fe ~ Chicago vs.
Santa Fe ~ San Diego things change as California was growing rapidly and many
if not most products were produced in the east and shipped west and this
would change in the eras beyond this list.
-
-
"I've read various discussions on ends, roofs, underframes and doors."
-
-
Subtle changes in freight car appliances change/improved over the years so
your era may never have experienced a Santa Fe Pullman Standard PS-1
40-foot boxcar or 50-foot for that mater so some of the differences in roof
panels and side sheathing, underframes and door may be less of a concern. If so
you choice of ready to run kits might just be more limiting and thus you
may have to buy more resin kits or scratch-bash more Styrene kits. The Santa
Fe had a class of cars with 4/4 dreadnaught ends on with diagonal panel
roof that were on the property much later than one would expect in the 1940's
a rather rare combination, but I photographed a sample of the car in work
service in the 1990's just because it was so rare. You might consider
scratch-bashing a Santa Fe BX-28 or BX-31 class cars, I am considering these
for a future SHAKE_N_TAKE project in Cocoa Beach, it shouldn't be much of a
challenge for my skill level.
-
-
" I even have two of Ted Culotta's freight car handbooks with a wealth of
information."
-
-
I always say FEED YOUR HEAD!
-
-
"Is there a consensus on the best spotting features to discriminate
whether a model is correct for a given prototype or even to identify a picture?
Thanks,
Keith Kempster
Jacksonville, FL"

Unfortunately no, but there is always this list to ask before you jump in.
Another good source is Train Life and a few well placed evenings with your
laptop or your tablet on your lap in the family room on the couch with
your shoes off and your feet up with a note pad and plenty of sharp pencils,
perhaps this winter... wait, what was I thinking you live in Florida... 3^)
No cold nights.

Research then Model and research more then model twice as much but never
stop modeling.

Greg Martin


Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean












RTV Rubber Mold/Resin Casting shrinkage (was Re: 3D Printed ATSF Tank Cars)

Tom Madden
 

It's like a reverse catch-22. If your resin casting skills haven't developed past the hobby level, knowing what professional-grade materials are used by commercial casters won't help you at all. Any resin and rubber will serve for practicing the craft. You learn and improve as you go along. Once you do know how to make molds and cast efficiently with, say, 95% casting yield and minimal waste, you'll realize you don't have to know what materials the other guys use. You'll have figured out what works for you, and you'll go with that.

I use industrial materials. A 5-gallon bucket of silicone rubber costs over $400, and 8 gallons of my principal casting resin (4 gallons each of Parts A and B) costs $750 delivered. Those are daunting figures if you're just looking to cast a couple of boxcar doors. Go with what you can find at Micro Mark or a local craft supply store. As the old saying goes, "walk first, then run."

Tom Madden

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



--- In STMFC@..., Rio Grande Ltd <rgmodels@> wrote:

I have been casting over 35 years and never have turned down a inquiry as to how to do something or what products I use. The more competition the better.

Eric Bracher
Rio Grande Models


As I've said before, I cannot recommend particular products because they're trade secrets. Al

Since Al just recently sold his line, he likely is signed into an agreement not to disclose processes, so cut the guy some slack.

Back when resin casting was just beginning, Al Westerfield was one of the guys who published a LOT of articles about resin casting, and is likely responsible for many others entering the field with products.

Dennis Storzek

79701 - 79720 of 197042