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Re: Intermountain alt std twin hoppers (UNCLASSIFIED)

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 11/18/2013 10:35 AM, Ed Hawkins wrote:
I have just been drooling over this car.

    OK, which cars are good and which have bogus lettering.  I haven't paid attention to these and of course when the reviews come in all the cars are gone.  I look at the pictures for build dates.


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Re: Intermountain alt std twin hoppers (UNCLASSIFIED)

Ed Hawkins
 

On Nov 14, 2013, at 2:33 PM, Gatwood, Elden SAW wrote:

I have just been drooling over this car. It has been executed VERY nicely. I love the interior detailing, and the delicacy of the grabs and end details. Kudos to all that have contributed data and photos for IM to work with!

I have been seeing all the discussion going on, on the B&O list, on the ex-C&O cars that went to the B&O, but I was wondering if any of you know if IM intends on doing other variants, for other roads, that aren't on the current list?

I am especially interested in the later versions of the C&O, Erie, Montour (i.e., "MTR"), Shawmut, and P&WV cars. Did any of you send IM photos for those?
Elden,
I echo your comments about the new InterMountain A.M.C. (nee AAR Alternate Standard) hopper car models. In my view the models are exquisite and true to the prototype drawings from which they were derived. Thus far IM has released 16 models having 5 end variants.

After receiving some models on Saturday and taking a look at them, I applaud InterMountain's work and everyone involved in producing the models. The IM product designer did a fantastic job with a very high degree of attention to detail, and the Chinese producer has done an outstanding job executing the design with the tooling, injection molding, assembly, painting, lettering, and packaging. The overall workmanship is exceptional.

In answer to your question about other variants, announcements of any other variants or other lettering schemes must come directly from InterMountain. I know IM has a large number of builder's photos and in-service photos to use for future considerations.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: MKT decals for the yellow boxcars

O Fenton Wells
 

Maybe Ted is close enough to being back in business to release the MKT decals in black and white as it sounds like a few sets are needed.
Thanks to all who replied
Fenton Wells


On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 11:14 AM, William Darnaby <wdarnaby@...> wrote:
 

I have assembled the Speedwitch model but have held off painting it because it has the black decals for the yellow car. The yellow scheme is very iffy for my 1955 railroad and I would prefer white decals on freight car red. Maybe we can work out some kind of trade on this group. I was hoping that Microscale made MKT decals for the 50’s but I don’t see them in the catalog so I am hanging on to my black decals until I have some white ones. My fallback position is a very heavily weathered yellow car.

Bill Darnaby



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of srrfan1401@...
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 9:08 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] MKT decals for the yellow boxcars

Does anyone make MKT decals (black lettering) for the yellow boxcars of the 1040's? I'm not familiar with this road and don't know. Thanks in advance for any help.

Fenton Wells

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Re: MKT decals for the yellow boxcars

william darnaby
 

I have assembled the Speedwitch model but have held off painting it because it has the black decals for the yellow car. The yellow scheme is very iffy for my 1955 railroad and I would prefer white decals on freight car red. Maybe we can work out some kind of trade on this group. I was hoping that Microscale made MKT decals for the 50’s but I don’t see them in the catalog so I am hanging on to my black decals until I have some white ones. My fallback position is a very heavily weathered yellow car.



Bill Darnaby



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of srrfan1401@...
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 9:08 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] MKT decals for the yellow boxcars





Does anyone make MKT decals (black lettering) for the yellow boxcars of the 1040's? I'm not familiar with this road and don't know. Thanks in advance for any help.

Fenton Wells










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Re: New Photos for building the V9 & V10 Ventilated boxcar models

Benjamin Hom
 

Clark Cone asked:
"Bill - there are many "resin building groups" in Yahoo Groups - which one(s) are you referring to?"
 
resinfreightcars@...
 
 
Ben Hom


Re: New Photos for building the V9 & V10 Ventilated boxcar models

Bill Welch
 

The link was in the first message I sent. The group is actually called Resin Freight Car Builders. Here is the link: http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/resinfreightcars/conversations/messages


Mike or Jeff, I just went looking for my original message and when I opened it all the letters were squeezed together and the message was unreadable. I though I should report this to you. I really dislike this new Yahoo formate!


Bill Welch





---In stmfc@..., <clark.cone4@...> wrote:

Bill - there are many "resin building groups" in Yahoo Groups - which one(s) are you referring to?
Clark Cone  - resonating resinator


On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 10:36 AM, <fgexbill@...> wrote:
 

Fellow Resinators


I have posted 14 new photos over in the "Resin Building Group" on building the V9 and V10 models that cover the retainer, sill steps, lower hand grabs on the ends, and underframe detailing. I am working on several projects which is why this is going slowly. My next group of photos will likely cover the scratch building of the end ladders using styrene and the running board system for both cars using strip wood. Before these photos go up I will be posting photos of Sunshine General American Type 30 tank car that I am converting to model a "Union Starch" car. I hope to get these up in a few days.

Bill Welch


Re: New Photos for building the V9 & V10 Ventilated boxcar models

Misc Clark
 

Bill - there are many "resin building groups" in Yahoo Groups - which one(s) are you referring to?
Clark Cone  - resonating resinator


On Sun, Nov 17, 2013 at 10:36 AM, <fgexbill@...> wrote:
 

Fellow Resinators


I have posted 14 new photos over in the "Resin Building Group" on building the V9 and V10 models that cover the retainer, sill steps, lower hand grabs on the ends, and underframe detailing. I am working on several projects which is why this is going slowly. My next group of photos will likely cover the scratch building of the end ladders using styrene and the running board system for both cars using strip wood. Before these photos go up I will be posting photos of Sunshine General American Type 30 tank car that I am converting to model a "Union Starch" car. I hope to get these up in a few days.

Bill Welch



MKT decals for the yellow boxcars

O Fenton Wells
 

Does anyone make MKT decals (black lettering) for the yellow boxcars of the 1040's?  I'm not familiar with this road and don't know.  Thanks in advance for any help.

Fenton Wells


DT&I 16000-16199 after rebuilding

Eric Lombard
 

Hello All,

Can anyone steer me to a photo of one of these cars after being rebuilt to 8-9 side door?

Back story -- In 1953 the DT&I received 200 cars from the ATSF. It appears from ORER data and bits and pieces of information in other sources that In 1955-56 131 were rebuilt to IH 10-3 and 8-9 side door opening without renumbering.  An additional 64 were rebuilt to IH 10-3 keeping the original 14-6 door and renumbered 16200-16263.

Thanks in advance,

Eric Lombard
Homewood, IL


Ground Transportation for Cocoa Beach ...

Alexander Schneider Jr
 

I have my room arranged, but I'm looking for someone to share a car rental from Orlando. I arrive Thursday noon and leave Sunday at 9:30, both on Southwest.
 
Alex Schneider

  
If anyone on this list is going to Cocoa Beach and you are looking for a roommate, please contact me off list. I normally go with Jared Harper, but he is unable to attend this year.

Thanks,

Jim Lincoln
Wrentham, MA


Re: Chad Boas NKP 7000 class gondola

Don <riverman_vt@...>
 

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


On Nov 17, 2013, at 12:06 PM, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

What decals can I use for this kit? Is there a picture of the sides of a complete kit or the prototype available, if so where should I look. The picture provided with the kit features the underbody. TIA
Gary, the NKP had no 7000 series gondolas, so I assume your referring to the 70000 48' composite low side mill gondolas. If so I have several good photos of those showing the lettering arrangement which I can scan and send to you off list.

Richard Hendrickson

Hi folks,

OK, I'll bite. After a thirty minute search I have failed to find anything further about an NKP gondola kit from Chad Boas though quite a bit on his modeling the Monon has been found. Is such a kit available and, if so, where and at what cost? Any other kits?

Cordially, Don Valentine


Roommate for Cocoa Beach ...

jlincoln7850
 

If anyone on this list is going to Cocoa Beach and you are looking for a roommate, please contact me off list. I normally go with Jared Harper, but he is unable to attend this year.

Thanks,

Jim Lincoln
Wrentham, MA


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Re: Tidewater Southern PS-1 decals

hubert mask
 

I can take a hint.  where can I access more pictures.

Hubert


To: STMFC@...
From: timboconnor@...
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:38:24 -0500
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Tidewater Southern PS-1 decals

 

It sure is, Hubert! I hope you feel inspired... :-)

Series 501-525 were built 7-55. I have a note saying they were renumbered as
WP 36026-36050 after 7-62 -- But I have a photo of TS 524 in an austere paint
scheme applied 1-75! And a photo of heavily weathered TS 504 in 1982. I also
have a good detail shot of the cornucopia emblem... (hint hint)

I think narrowing the door opening on the Intermountain car by 12"
is not difficult and I'd definitely model this car if I had a good
set of decals...

Tim O'Connor




That is a nice looking car.

Hubert Mask

Mask Island Decals

  maskislanddecals.com

has anyone done HO decals for this Tidewater Southern PS-1 box car?  http://www.ebay.com/itm/370909000976"


Re: Chad Boas NKP 7000 class gondola

Richard Hendrickson
 


On Nov 17, 2013, at 12:06 PM, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

What decals can I use for this kit?  Is there a picture of the sides of a complete kit or the prototype available, if so where should I look.  The picture provided with the kit features the underbody.  TIA
Gary, the NKP had no 7000 series gondolas, so I assume your referring to the 70000 48’ composite low side mill gondolas.  If so I have several good photos of those showing the lettering arrangement which I can scan and send to you off list.

Richard Hendrickson



ADMIN: Jerry Glow response to my inquiry

Mikebrock
 

Upon further review, and after a bit of research, I find that I DID receive a response from Jerry Glow on May 22, 2013, in answer to my inquiry about slow decal deliveries. I missed the response. Jerry noted that he had gotten his computer back and would be contacting those involved.

The thread about Glow's delivery responses remains terminated.

Mike Brock


Re: Tidewater Southern PS-1 decals

Rich C
 

Tim, I hope Hubert is inspired also. Until then I will stick with my original plan. I don't have an Intermountain PS1 for this project but a lesser quality PS1 in a Robins Rails kit. I have all the fine Kadee and other manufacturers details though and can live with it. Narrowing the door opening would be shrinking each side of the opening by 6" because the doors are centered. One plus on the RR kit is the door tracks are seperate so I can cut and fill as needed.

Rich Christie


On Sunday, November 17, 2013 3:30 PM, Rich C wrote:
 
Gang, I happen to have that TS Cornucopia set. Now I know what to use it on. Will get the Microscale WP/SN/TS Caboose set for the roadname etc.

The target car is a spare Robins Rails 50' SD. WIll need to shrink the door opening and modify the sidesill. I am not gutsy enough to 'bash 2 Intermountain kits to get one 50' car with 8' doors. Also will need to order Kadees 8' Superior's.

Thanks for the incentive.

Rich Christie


On Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:30 PM, Hubert Mask wrote:
 
That is a nice looking car.

Hubert Mask

Mask Island Decals

  maskislanddecals.com



To: stmfc@...
From: ealabhan0@...
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 19:47:48 -0800
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Tidewater Southern PS-1 decals

 

In stmfc@..., Tim O'Connor asked: "  has anyone done HO decals for this Tidewater Southern PS-1 box car?  http://www.ebay.com/itm/370909000976"

Tim, 
     To the best of my knowledge, only Walthers has offered anything close: the "Serving California's Heartland" cornucopia came in their 144-10 set, but with white lettering; their set 144-20 set has yellow lettering, but with a larger stacked "Tidewater Southern" and other markings specifically for TS 601-610 insulated plugdoor boxcars with PC loaders.
     Kadee has tooled 8ft 6-panel Superior doors as used on several TS and WP 50ft single-door PS-1 series, but unfortunately has not produced these cars so far.  Fervent prayer has not been answered yet ...
Dave Sieber, Reno NV 






Re: Tidewater Southern PS-1 decals

Tim O'Connor
 


It sure is, Hubert! I hope you feel inspired... :-)

Series 501-525 were built 7-55. I have a note saying they were renumbered as
WP 36026-36050 after 7-62 -- But I have a photo of TS 524 in an austere paint
scheme applied 1-75! And a photo of heavily weathered TS 504 in 1982. I also
have a good detail shot of the cornucopia emblem... (hint hint)

I think narrowing the door opening on the Intermountain car by 12"
is not difficult and I'd definitely model this car if I had a good
set of decals...

Tim O'Connor



That is a nice looking car.

Hubert Mask

Mask Island Decals

  maskislanddecals.com

has anyone done HO decals for this Tidewater Southern PS-1 box car?  http://www.ebay.com/itm/370909000976"


ADMIN: Gerry Glow messages are in violation of STMFC rules and are terminated

Mikebrock
 

On September 19, as chief enforcer of the STMFC rules etc., I sent the below message to the STMFC. Included in that message was the termination message for the thread concerning the lack of response by Gerry Glow to inquiries by STMFC members regarding delayed decal purchases.

"Guys,
Obviously, there have been quite a few messages concerning "slow" or no
responses from Gerry Glow concerning decals that various members of the
STMFC have ordered. Given this, I sent the following message to Gerry on May
15,2013:

"Gerry,
The STMFC is getting cluttered up with messages about your very slow
responses to orders. If you are having problems, let me know and I'll pass
that on to the group. That way they will know exactly what kind of delays
are possible. The group's rules prohibit messages about a manufacturer's
business practices. However, I, as group owner, am obligated to inform the
group about problems a manufacturer may be having. If the seemingly slow
responses are predictable, those ordering should not be so concerned. Much
better that than having people wonder if you are still in business. I'll be
glad to communicate to the members what your situation is."

"As far as I know, Gerry has not responded to my message. Given that, I would
suggest that the age old statement "Caveat emptor" or "Let the buyer beware"
probably applies."

"If anyone on the STMFC hears from or is in communication with Gerry, it
would be useful for them to tell Gerry that he should contact me."

"And, with that in mind, the thread about Gerry Glow is now terminated on the
STMFC. As I mentioned above, however, a thread OFF the STMFC regarding Gerry
is NOT terminated and I would appreciate receiving any information available
about Gerry and possible problems he might be having."

I am sympathetic with anyone who has purchased an item and not received the product. However, the STMFC is not the place to "voice" judgements regarding reponses to various purchases. Yes, it is useful for the STMFC management to be informed of issues members might have with vendors or manufacturers as that lets us inform the group of possible problems. This has been done with regard to Gerry Glow.

So, given the STMFC rules, and the fact that the STMFC management issued a warning on Sep 19 regarding Glow's response times, we again note that the suggestion "Let the buyer beware" would seem to apply until Gerry straightens this out.

I will again note that the Gerry Glow thread is terminated. Please do not ignore this termination.

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner


Re: Tidewater Southern PS-1 decals

Rich C
 

Gang, I happen to have that TS Cornucopia set. Now I know what to use it on. Will get the Microscale WP/SN/TS Caboose set for the roadname etc.

The target car is a spare Robins Rails 50' SD. WIll need to shrink the door opening and modify the sidesill. I am not gutsy enough to 'bash 2 Intermountain kits to get one 50' car with 8' doors. Also will need to order Kadees 8' Superior's.

Thanks for the incentive.

Rich Christie


On Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:30 PM, Hubert Mask wrote:
 
That is a nice looking car.

Hubert Mask

Mask Island Decals

  maskislanddecals.com



To: stmfc@...
From: ealabhan0@...
Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2013 19:47:48 -0800
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Tidewater Southern PS-1 decals

 

In stmfc@..., Tim O'Connor asked: "  has anyone done HO decals for this Tidewater Southern PS-1 box car?  http://www.ebay.com/itm/370909000976"

Tim, 
     To the best of my knowledge, only Walthers has offered anything close: the "Serving California's Heartland" cornucopia came in their 144-10 set, but with white lettering; their set 144-20 set has yellow lettering, but with a larger stacked "Tidewater Southern" and other markings specifically for TS 601-610 insulated plugdoor boxcars with PC loaders.
     Kadee has tooled 8ft 6-panel Superior doors as used on several TS and WP 50ft single-door PS-1 series, but unfortunately has not produced these cars so far.  Fervent prayer has not been answered yet ...
Dave Sieber, Reno NV 




Re: Chad Boas NKP 7000 class gondola

Brian Carlson
 

Gary I should have this information at home and can look for prototype photos after work unless Ray Breyer beats me to it. 
Brian Carlson 


On Nov 17, 2013, at 3:06 PM, "gary laakso" <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

 

What decals can I use for this kit?  Is there a picture of the sides of a complete kit or the prototype available, if so where should I look.  The picture provided with the kit features the underbody.  TIA
 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock

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