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Re: PAINT MIX

Tony Thompson
 

Bill Pardie wrote:

Along with the advencement of proper trucks and RUNNING BOARDS in our hobby is the quality of many of the offerings of Intermountain and Red Caboose cars. With the exception of some of the Oxide Red cars most of the Freight Car Red cars seem to have a very uniform shade of BCR. Detailing the prepainted cars brings up the problem of matgching the color. Has anyone come up with a paint mix that closely matches this color? Floquil would be acceptable as I have a fairly large stash.


        Um, not my impression, Bill, though I could be wrong. I recently received an IM 1937 box car which was a fairly brown color (C&O) and have at least two other recent IM box cars, NOT oxide red, which are DIFFERENT shades of BCR. Whether they are doing a good job of prototype paint colors, I don't know, from lack of knowledge of the particular prototypes, but I don't believe they are all the same. I would like to hear from others with views of this topic.

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: Basic Boxcar Decals

sprinthag@...
 

This is the best way to reproduce prototype lettering, logos, etc. This is the method I, and likely most other artwork people, use in order to get proper fonts, etc.

Even though there a railroad fonts around, the railroads would often change. In particular the "good olde days" the lettering would vary from order to order or even from shop to shop. There wasn't any big, huge printing presses printing big huge vinyl decals. It was all done by sign painters at each location, and different sign painters even at the same locations. While there may have been stencil for the smaller stuff the bigger lettering and logos were often made by laying out the design on paper and then punching many small holes by using a pounce wheel (them things used by modelers to make rows of rivets in a hurry). Then the paper would be taped to the car side and powder puffs were used to put the design on the car with powder. Remove teh paper and teh sign painter would use the powered dots as a guide for the actual paint. Lots of room for variations here. Plus, each run of cars would have new artwork drawn as the chances of one layout being identical to the next project were practically nil.

THE best way for getting the correct lettering is through prototype photos. They CAN be manipulated to remove any perspective and resized if any dimension is known. That can be size of any lettering, any dimensions of the car itself and, if all else fails, the rail cars wheels. I often use that; I draw a scale 33" square that is placed over the the most visible wheel (this is all on computer of course) and then get it to fit in the box. From there it is a rather simple matter to square up the side and/or ends of the car.

Do this using Illustrator, CorelDRAW or another vector drawing program and the results can be scaled to what ever scale you want from 1 to 1 all the way to Z.

Oh yes. the idea of finding a commercial font that will match any lettering is not going to happen. Maybe on the small lettering a commercial font will be close and can, with manipulation be pretty close but even then certain letters will have to be redrawn. Even if you find a font for your railroad it will likely be entirely accurate for a limited number of applications. I have downloaded three versions of Railroad Roman and they are all different and generally speaking, eahc will have to br reworked to some extent to match the "Railroad Roman" in whatever photo I am using for a pattern.

The only skills this requires is familiarity with the program being used and lots of patience.

John Hagen


Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Brian Carlson
 

Ben I sent you the link off line the email I got was from MR it had tooling art no model photos. I know the Accurail and Walthers cars will have different ends. But this Mainline car is directed toward train set bozos who probably don’t car.   The walthers Mainline market is aimed at Athearn and Roundhouse (yeah I know Horizon has both now) models, at roughly twice the price of a built up bluebox. Again different prototype but for the great unwashed a boxcar is a boxcar. Mainline cars are built up I think not kits.

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 2:48 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?

 

 

Brian Carlson wrote:
"Walthers is reportedly doing the following:
Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4 improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof, 10’-6” interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33” metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770"
 
Brian, do you have a link to the product annoucement?  It hasn't hit their website yet.
 
 
"Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail."
 
There's still a ready market for shake-the-box kits, and this car and the Accurail car model different prototypes.  The Accurail car represents cars with late R+3/4 improved Dreadnaught ends; this model, with its 4/4 improved Dreadnaught ends (hopefully with early taper) has more utilty for the steam-to-diesel transition era modeler.
 
 
Ben Hom


Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Benjamin Hom
 

Jeff Aley wrote:
"Ah, my bad – I thought Atlas was only running the Blueprint tooling.  I should have checked their website."
 
Different prototype too - the Yardmaster car is the 10 ft IH 1937 AAR steel boxcar; the new Walthers car is a postwar AAR boxcar.
 
 
Ben Hom


Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Aley, Jeff A
 

Ah, my bad – I thought Atlas was only running the Blueprint tooling.  I should have checked their website.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 11:10 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?

 

 

The Yardmaster tooling is now part of the Atlas Trainman line.

Sent from my overpriced graham cracker


On Jul 18, 2014, at 1:05 PM, "'Aley, Jeff A' Jeff.A.Aley@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

Wild speculation: Maybe this is the Branchline Yardmaster tooling???

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 8:53 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?

 

 

Walthers is reportedly doing the following:

Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4 improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof, 10’-6” interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33” metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770

 

Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail.

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

 


PAINT MIX

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Along with the advencement of proper trucks and RUNNING BOARDS in our hobby is the quality of
many of the offerings of Intermountain and Red Caboose cars. With the exception of some of the
Oxide Red cars most of the Freight Car Red cars seem to have a very uniform shade of BCR. Detailing
the prepainted cars brings up the problem of matgching the color. Has anyone come up with a paint mix
that closely matches this color? Floquil would be acceptable as I have a fairly large stash.

As usual "Thanks in advance":

Bill Pardie


Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Benjamin Hom
 

Brian Carlson wrote:
"Walthers is reportedly doing the following:
Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4 improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof, 10’-6” interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33” metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770"
 
Brian, do you have a link to the product annoucement?  It hasn't hit their website yet.
 
 
"Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail."
 
There's still a ready market for shake-the-box kits, and this car and the Accurail car model different prototypes.  The Accurail car represents cars with late R+3/4 improved Dreadnaught ends; this model, with its 4/4 improved Dreadnaught ends (hopefully with early taper) has more utilty for the steam-to-diesel transition era modeler.
 
 
Ben Hom


Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Andy Harman
 

The Yardmaster tooling is now part of the Atlas Trainman line.

Sent from my overpriced graham cracker

On Jul 18, 2014, at 1:05 PM, "'Aley, Jeff A' Jeff.A.Aley@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

Wild speculation: Maybe this is the Branchline Yardmaster tooling???

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 8:53 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?

 

 

Walthers is reportedly doing the following:

Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4 improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof, 10’-6” interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33” metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770

 

Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail.

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

 


Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?

 

My bad; my dyslexia kicked in, making ARA into AAR. It’s the right letters
in the wrong order.

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:23 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: RE: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?







Actually the link you provided is a pre-war “ARA” maybe based on the old TM
X29. My point is why do a high priced low detail car when Branchline (better
detail) and Accurail (better economy) are out there. There is still an
opportunity to do a postwar car if you pick a welded car or early PS-1 for
instance.


Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga, NY


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 12:12 PM
To: STMFC List
Subject: Re: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?



It¹s not a new car for them. This price is the same as the last run they did
of limited edition schemes. Example:
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/910-1508

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Walthers is reportedly doing the following:
Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production
concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian
National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road
numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4
improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof,
10¹-6² interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33² metal wheelsets, and
Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline.
Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770

Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out
there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which
would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga, NY




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Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Aley, Jeff A
 

Wild speculation: Maybe this is the Branchline Yardmaster tooling???

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 8:53 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?

 

 

Walthers is reportedly doing the following:

Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4 improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof, 10’-6” interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33” metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770

 

Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail.

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

 


Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Brian Carlson
 

Actually the link you provided is a pre-war “ARA” maybe based on the old TM X29. My point is why do a high priced low detail car when Branchline (better detail) and Accurail (better economy) are out there. There is still an opportunity to do a postwar car if you pick a welded car or early PS-1 for instance.

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 12:12 PM
To: STMFC List
Subject: Re: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?

 

 

It¹s not a new car for them. This price is the same as the last run they did
of limited edition schemes. Example:
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/910-1508

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Walthers is reportedly doing the following:
Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production
concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian
National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road
numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4
improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof,
10¹-6² interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33² metal wheelsets, and
Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline.
Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770

Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out
there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which
would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga, NY




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Re: NTS Walthers head scratcher?

 

It¹s not a new car for them. This price is the same as the last run they did
of limited edition schemes. Example:
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/910-1508


Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:53 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] NTS Walthers head scratcher?







Walthers is reportedly doing the following:
Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production
concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian
National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road
numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4
improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof,
10¹-6² interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33² metal wheelsets, and
Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline.
Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770

Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out
there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which
would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga, NY









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NTS Walthers head scratcher?

Brian Carlson
 

Walthers is reportedly doing the following:

Association of American Railroads 40-foot 1944 boxcar. Pre-production concept art shown. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Baltimore & Ohio; Canadian National; Canadian Pacific; New York Central; and Northern Pacific. Two road numbers per scheme; also available undecorated. All-new model with 4-4 improved dreadnaught ends, 6-foot Youngstown doors, Murphy panel roof, 10’-6” interior door height, AAR (tab) side sills, 33” metal wheelsets, and Proto-Max couplers. $24.98. January 2015. Ready-to-run. Walthers Mainline. Wm. K. Walthers Inc., 414-527-0770

 

Why would they do this when there are HUNDREDS of Branchline kits still out there for less than the price. Also, says this will be a Mainline car which would have cast on details so they would be competing with Accurail.

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

 


Re: Richard Hendrickson's Obituary

asychis@...
 

What a diverse set of interests! Truly a Renaissance man!  Jerry Michels


Richard Hendrickson's obituary

Don Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hi Jim,


I see Nolan or speak to him fairly often but it sounds like that has been covered. Additionally, however, we both also speak with Larry Grubb so I will be sure he knows by calling him over the weekend.


My best, Don Valentine


Re: Richard Hendrickson's Obituary

Tom Madden
 

Richard's public obituary, which gives more detail on his non-railroad activities, can be found here:

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140708/NEWS04/307089998


A full life, well lived.


Tom Madden


Re: Richard Hendrickson's Obituary

Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>
 

Bill

I’ve forwarded the obituary to Nolen.

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, 18 July 2014 1:03 p.m.
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Richard Hendrickson's Obituary

 



Thank you for sharing this with us Dick. It occurs to me that two people that would want to know about Richard's death are Nolan Null and Larry Grubb, both formerly w/Life-Like with large responsibility for their Proto 2000 line. I believe Nolan is a RR hobbyist—CB&Q fan I think—but Larry only minimally I think. If anyone knows how to reach them, I think they would really appreciate it. I know that after L-L Larry became a Project Manager for "Habitat for Humanity" in Baltimore. I checked their online directory and did not see his name.

 

Bill Welch



Re: Richard Hendrickson's Obituary

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Bill,

I've forwarded the obituary to Nolen Null and asked he forward to Larry if he has that contact info.

Jim Brewer



From: "STMFC"
To: "STMFC"
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2014 9:03:04 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Richard Hendrickson's Obituary

 

Thank you for sharing this with us Dick. It occurs to me that two people that would want to know about Richard's death are Nolan Null and Larry Grubb, both formerly w/Life-Like with large responsibility for their Proto 2000 line. I believe Nolan is a RR hobbyist—CB&Q fan I think—but Larry only minimally I think. If anyone knows how to reach them, I think they would really appreciate it. I know that after L-L Larry became a Project Manager for "Habitat for Humanity" in Baltimore. I checked their online directory and did not see his name.


Bill Welch



Re: Richard Hendrickson's Obituary

Bill Welch
 

Thank you for sharing this with us Dick. It occurs to me that two people that would want to know about Richard's death are Nolan Null and Larry Grubb, both formerly w/Life-Like with large responsibility for their Proto 2000 line. I believe Nolan is a RR hobbyist—CB&Q fan I think—but Larry only minimally I think. If anyone knows how to reach them, I think they would really appreciate it. I know that after L-L Larry became a Project Manager for "Habitat for Humanity" in Baltimore. I checked their online directory and did not see his name.

Bill Welch


Three Weeks to 2014 St. Louis RPM , Aug 8 and 9

golden1014
 

2014 ST. LOUIS RAILROAD PROTOTYPE MODELER'S MEET


Meet us in St. Louis for the EIGHTH ANNUAL St. Louis RPM Meet on Friday, August 8th and Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, Illinois.  Collinsville is 12 miles east of metro St. Louis on I-55/70.  The meet starts at 9 AM both days.  Expanded to 14,000 sq.ft. of high-quality models, displays, hands-on workstations in the modern, professional Gateway Convention Center. Presentations by nationally-recognized historians and modelers. Railroad Historical Societies and scale model vendors will also be in attendance. Attendee model displays.  Evening layout tours, fellowship, door prizes and much, much more!


**** NOW EXPANDED to 14,000 sq. ft, 35 vendors, 12 historical societies, 3 operating layouts, and more good times! ****


We are proudly co-sponsored by the Gateway Division, National Model Railroad Association.  Check out the Gateway Division website at http://www.gatewaynmra.org/default.htm


A hard copy of our latest flyer can be downloaded as a PDF at http://home.mindspring.com/~icg/rpm/stlrpm.pdf.

The heart of this 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 our event is to share and learn new techniques, and meet your fellow modelers from St. Louis and around the Nation. We had over 1,350 models brought by attendees in 2013! 

BRING YOUR MODELS FOR DISPLAY!

Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M both days. Admission: $25.00 Friday & Saturday, $15.00 Saturday only. Kids under 13 free with paid adult admission. Vendor set-up at 7:15 AM Fri. Sales end at 5:00 P.M. Saturday. St. Louis RPM Meet is a not-for-profit event.

CLINICS

St. Louis RPM features nationally-recognized modelers and historians presenting all-new clinics in a relaxed atmosphere. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. both days.


Bruce Smith

President of the PRR T&HS will present Modeling Maintenance of Way Rolling Stock.
 
Brian Banna
Will present Modeling Missouri Pacific SD-40-2 3320 in HO scale.  

Ed Hawkins
Railroad Prototype Cyclopedia publisher http://rpcycpub.com/ and author will present ACF Type 27 ICC-103A/103B Acid Tank Cars.
 
Nelson Moyer

Modeling the CB&Q Washington Subdivision in HO.
 
Tim VanMersbergen
40 foot Box Cars on the 1960s and 1970s plus Modeling Considerations.
 
Bill Schaumberg
Former editor of Railroad Model Craftsman discusses the Sierra Railroad and Modeling Considerations.
 
David Lehlbach
CEO of Tangent Scale Models https://www.tangentscalemodels.com/ will present a to-be-announced freight car topic.
 
Barry Karlberg
Modern Shortlines; How to Model Them.
 
Pierre Oliver
Owner of Yarmouth Model Works (www.yarmouthmodelworks.com), presents Wabash Freight Car Modeling.
 
Rob Adams
Freight Car Modeling in Proto:48.
 
Clark Propst
The popular author and M&StL model presents St. Louis a first look at his Allied Mills Mini-Layout.  Clark will have the layout at the meet.
 
Dave Roeder
St. Louis’s Master Model Railroader will present Operations: Getting Started

Mike Cougill
Prototype Track Modeling.  Check out Dave's cool site at .http://www.ostpubs.com/
 
 
HANDS-ON LEARNING STATIONS

 
Jeremy St. Peter and his crew from The Weathering Shop will demonstrate their amazing weathering techniques as seen on their website at http://theweatheringshop.com/.  Bring your models or buy models at the meet to weather and finish!
 
Dave Schroedle of Protoweathering.com will offer hands-on weathering clinics all day, both days!  Bring your own models or buy them at the meet to learn new finishing skills using chalks and weathering powders.
 
David Ward will demonstrate modeling open loads and steel weathering.  See more of David’s amazing work at http://www.protoloads.com/
 
BRING YOUR MODELS FOR DISPLAY!


VENDORS
 
A big part of St. Louis RPM is our "scale train show", which this year features 85 tables of hand-picked vendors, including Bob’s Photos, Tangent Scale Models, Cannon, Moloco, Plano, Yarmouth Model Works, Rails Unlimited, Funaro & Camerlengo, Railshop Ltd., ICG Custom Decals, Big Four Graphics, American Model Builders, Badger Airbrush, Protocraft, Mike Gruber Photos, Stan Rydarowicz Models, Moon Dog Railcars, Fox Valley Models, Lake Junction Models,  Joe Collias Photos, Norris Hobbies, Q Connection, Spring Creek Model Trains, ProtoLoads, Mask Island Decals, OST Publications, Weathering Solutions, Motrak Models, Iowa Scaled Engineering, Ed Stoll photos, Coffman Engineering, and more.  

RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

St. Louis RPM features one of the
largest annual gatherings of railroad historical societies in the U.S.  The New York Central System, Pennsylvania T&HS, Wabash, Missouri Pacific, C&EI, Nickel Plate, Illinois Terminal, Terminal RR Association, Milwaukee Road HA, and C&NW socieities will be present, along with the National Museum of Transportation and the Barriger National Railroad Library.  All this are more will be on hand to aid your modeling and research efforts. 
 
LAYOUT TOURS

The Litchfield Train Group, featured in the July issue of Railroad Model Craftsman, will be open for visitors on Thursday, August 7th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Contact Lonnie Bathurst at bathurst@... (217) 556-0314 for directions and information.  Three home layout tours will be offered on Friday evening from 6:00-10:00 for registered RPM guests only.  Featured this year are Don Morice's beautiful transition-era IC HO scale layout, Herb Koenig's completely finished HO-HOn3 Colorado Rocky Mountain Railroad, and finally Eric Brooman's famous Utah Belt Railroad as see in Model Railroader and Great Model Railroads.  Maps and directions and more information will be available at the meet on Friday.

PRE-RPM BBQ SOCIAL

Meet us at Bandana's BBQ at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday for our not-so-famous pre-RPM get-together and bull session.  Bandana's is located a half-block from the Gateway Center at 4 Commerce Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234.  Phone is (618) 344-4476.  No reservations necessary.

PHOTOS FROM PAST ST. LOUIS RPM MEETS

 
2013 Meet photos can be found at http://www.pbase.com/golden1014/2013_st_louis_rpm_meet&page=all.  Photos from our previous meets can be found at http://www.pbase.com/golden1014.  Also check out the St. Louis RPM 2012 video produced by Ken Patterson for Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oins4ipx68E
 
ST. LOUIS AREA ATTRACTIONS

 
While you're in St. Louis, check out the National Museum of Transportation (http://www.transportmuseumassociation.org/exhibits.html), the John W. Barriger National Railroad Library at the campus of the University of Missouri (http://www.umsl.edu/barriger/), St. Louis Union Station, and some of the best railfanning in the world. More area attractions can be found at http://www.stlouisattractions.com/
 
SEE YOU AT ST. LOUIS RPM!

 
ACCOMODATIONS

Four hotels right next to the Gateway Center are the Doubletree, Fairfield Inn, Super 8 and Extended Stay America:
Doubletree (618) 345-2800 (we're still working a deal here...)

Fairfield Inn (618) 346-0607
Super 8 (618) 345-8008 (reserve by 01 August and get king bed for $66.60/night)
 

Within a 1/8-mile of the Gateway Center are five additional hotels:
Comfort Inn (618) 346-4900 (has doubles available at an RPM rate of $83.20/night) 

Days Inn (618) 345-2000
Drury Inn (618) 345-7700
Hampton Inn (618) 346-4400 (has double available at an RPM rate of $82/night)
Motel 6 (618) 345-9500
 
Four-star hotels in the area, approximately 6-7 miles and convenient to shopping, are:
Sheraton Four Points, Fairview Heights, IL (618) 622-9500

Hilton Garden Inn, O’Fallon, IL (618) 624-4499
Drury Inn & Suites O'Fallon  (618) 624-2211 ‎
 
Printable hotel information can be found at http://home.mindspring.com/~icg/rpm/STLRPMHotel.pdf.
More hotel information in metro St. Louis can be found at http://www.hotels.com/de1426966/hotels-st-louis-missouri/
 
DINNER DEALS

Mention St. Louis RPM at Zapatas Mexican Restaurant next door and get 10% off your bill all day Friday and Saturday.  The Sunday RPM rate is full price!




DIRECTIONS TO THE GATEWAY CENTER

Address: Gateway Convention Center - One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, IL 62234.  The Gateway Center Website is available at http://www.gatewaycenter.com for additional information and directions. Call 1-800-289-2388
- 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.

SEE YOU AT ST. LOUIS RPM!

Contact John Golden at Golden1014@... (812) 929-7181 , Lonnie Bathurst at bathurst@... (217) 556-0314 , or Loren Casey at Ljcasey@... (618) 578-1589 for meet info. 

If you can't attend St. Louis this year, try to make another RPM meet near you.  Other venues include:

Bay Area Prototype Modelers http://www.bayareaprototypemodelers.net
Central Ohio Prototype Modelers Meet https://www.facebook.com/groups/438383252883060/

Mid-Atlantic Prototype Modelers https://www.facebook.com/groups/MARPM/
Mid Continent Prototype Modelers Mid Continent Prototype Modelers

New England/Northeast Prototype Modelers http://www.neprototypemeet.com

Northeastern Fallen Flags Prototype Modelers http://groups.yahoo.com/group/neffrpm
Pacific Northwest Railroad Prototype Modelers http://www.northwestrpm.com/
Prototype Rails - Cocoa Beach http://prototyperails.com
Railroad Prototype Modelers East http://www.hansmanns.org/rpm_east/index.htm

Railroad Prototype Modelers Valley Forge http://www.phillynmra.org/RPMMeet.html

Rails by the River - Pacific Northwest http://railsbytheriver.com

Rocky Mountain Prototype Modelers http://www.rockymountainprototypemodelers.org
Saint Joe Valley Prototype Modelers Meet http://www.sjvrr.com/pmm.php

South Eastern States Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet http://www.rpmcarolinasgreensboro.org
Western Prototype Modelers Meet http://www.westernprototypemodelers.org

  
The event list above and much more information is available at the RPM Website at http://www.railroadprototypemodelers.com/other.htm.  


See You in St. Louis!


Signed,
Lonnie Bathurst

Dan Kohlberg
Clark Propst
Loren Casey
Dave Roeder
John Golde

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