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Re: Improved Dreadnaught end panels

water.kresse@...
 

Salesmen never lie????
 
  Al Kresse


From: "Steam Era Frt Car Group" <STMFC@...>
To: "Steam Era Frt Car Group"
Sent: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 3:44:46 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Improved Dreadnaught end panels

 




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

"What makes the ribbing shape of the Improved Dreadnaught end-panels "twice as strong" per the SREM advertising claims?"

The SREM advertising claims.

Dennis
 




Re: Improved Dreadnaught end panels

Dennis Storzek
 




---In STMFC@..., <water.kresse@...> wrote :

"What makes the ribbing shape of the Improved Dreadnaught end-panels "twice as strong" per the SREM advertising claims?"

The SREM advertising claims.

Dennis
 



Re: Improved Dreadnaught end panels

Tony Thompson
 

Al Kresse wrote:

 
What makes the ribbing shape of the Improved Dreadnaught end-panels "twice as strong" per the SREM advertising claims?


  They are essentially using "strong" in the non-technical sense. The Improved end actually was stiffer, thus more dent- and bulge-resistant, which to many meant "stronger."

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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Re: Improved Dreadnaught end panels

water.kresse@...
 

What makes the ribbing shape of the Improved Dreadnaught end-panels "twice as strong" per the SREM advertising claims?
Al Kresse


Re: Accurail USRA hopper

Benjamin Hom
 

Clark Propst wrote:
"For my purposes I’d like to see a IC and/or a CB&Q 2 bay hopper, or at least learn how to model the CB&Q car. There was a presentation about them at Naperville a couple years ago, but the presenter didn’t explain the process, or maybe I didn’t retain the information?"

Which specific IC and/or CB&Q 2 bay hoppers? Or a fleet of them?


Ben Hom


Re: FLOQUIL PAINT MIX

Charlie Vlk
 

I guess I should be doing more modeling….. I still have usable bottles of Super Model Paint (Chicago local brand c. 1950 of lacquer railroad paints) a bottle or two of 410M and a bunch of Testors Pla that date back to eighth grade.

Charlie Vlk


Re: Accurail USRA hopper

genegreen1942@...
 

I have both Tichy and Accurail USRA hopper cars, two of each I think, but, since they don't exactly look alike, I put them in different number series.  I remember adding lots of brake detail to the old MDC covered hopper cars.  Seemed well worth while since the detail is so visible.  Why would open top hoppers be different?

Which reminds me, I should sell all those M&StL covered hoppers done up in the three C&NW paint schemes since they don't fit my operating scheme.  Ebay here I come.

Gene Green


Admin: Responses regarding Denis Blake and Ebay= OFF GROUP

Mikebrock
 

Guys,

The thread regarding Denis Blake and Ebay is terminated.

Messages responding to selling announcements are to be OFF GROUP. Denis should have indicated that inquiries should go to: dblake7@columbus.rr.com.

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner


Re: Accurail USRA hopper

Clark Propst
 

I prefer the Tichy USRA hopper, would I lose any money? Bill Welch
 
Taking what Bill wrote literally I try to run my rolling stock inventory, sort of, like a business. But, with play value as the bottom line. My inventory is always a bit fuzzy as I buy often and sell more often. Mainly because of learning more about customer shipping practices during the time I model. Always less than we’d think/like. I’ve cut about a half hour off my ops time because of more realistic spotting frequencies. Part of an upcoming RPM presentation...
 
I would get more play value from building a Tichy hopper than an Accurail. I don’t own a single Tichy hopper, but my hopper roster is top heavy with Accurails. Why, cause I use 10 of them in my ops and think it’s a pain to detail
hoppers. I did detail one of Stan’s Wabash panel side kits. Reminded me of why I didn’t detail the Accurails  ;  ))
 
Last time I wrote about upgrading a roster it turned into a wish list again. So this time I’ll start  ;  )) For my purposes I’d like to see a IC and/or a CB&Q 2 bay hopper, or at least learn how to model the CB&Q car. There was a presentation about them at Naperville a couple years ago, but the presenter didn’t explain the process, or maybe I didn’t retain the information? 
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Thinning the herd

Pierre Oliver
 

Worked for me today.
Didn't work yesterday
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 12/3/2014 8:59 AM, David Bott dbott@... [STMFC] wrote:

 
I tried that and it stated no such ID.

Dave

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On Dec 3, 2014, at 8:11 AM, Howard R Garner cascaderail@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

>
> 5a
> Re: Thinning the herd
> Tue Dec 2, 2014 8:18 pm (PST) . Posted by:
> "bill Vaughn" atsfmodlr
> All I get is black Ford's. Add a seller ID please
> Bill Vaughn

His ebay id is blakforr
But you need to use advance search to find just his.
Towards the bottom of the advance search is a place for only seller id.

Howard Garner

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Re: Thinning the herd

A&Y Dave in MD
 

I tried that and it stated no such ID.

Dave

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On Dec 3, 2014, at 8:11 AM, Howard R Garner cascaderail@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

>
> 5a
> Re: Thinning the herd
> Tue Dec 2, 2014 8:18 pm (PST) . Posted by:
> "bill Vaughn" atsfmodlr
> All I get is black Ford's. Add a seller ID please
> Bill Vaughn

His ebay id is blakforr
But you need to use advance search to find just his.
Towards the bottom of the advance search is a place for only seller id.

Howard Garner

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Re: 3-D printed boxcar ends

drdavecampbell@...
 

Ben,

Contact me off-list re TT ends.

Dave Campbell
Yuma, AZ


Re: Thinning the herd

earlyrail
 


5a
Re: Thinning the herd
Tue Dec 2, 2014 8:18 pm (PST) . Posted by:
"bill Vaughn" atsfmodlr
All I get is black Ford's. Add a seller ID please
Bill Vaughn
His ebay id is blakforr
But you need to use advance search to find just his.
Towards the bottom of the advance search is a place for only seller id.

Howard Garner

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Shake N Take Sign up is Full ~ taking first alternates.

Greg Martin
 

 
Hey Yuze Gize,
 
Here is the roster of those that made the sign up for 2015 SHAKE N TAKE presentation. Remember this list is for those that intend to make the event and are willing to build the model. If for any reason things change and you wish to deleted form this list email me separately. If you want to be considered as an alternate email me directly.
 
A quick note to those who plan to be in Cocoa Beach and are on the SHAKE HN TAKE list, please make your room reservations early like this week as a group effort I would like to show that we are dedicated and respect Mike's concerns.  
 
Also I would like to take up to ten (or more) alternates as you can see things change.New faces from the lurking crowd is always a good thing.

 
  1. Craig Zeni
  2. Scott Dam
  3. John Greedy
  4. Richard Berry
  5. John Cantlay
  6. Gene Semon
  7. Ted Culotta
  8. Al Brown
  9. Dave Sieber
  10. Paul Bizier
  11. Schuyler Larrabee
  12. Arved Grass
  13. George Corral
  14. Armend Premo
  15. Mike Brock
  16. Steve Orth
  17. Andy Carlson
  18. John Barry
  19. Tony Thompson
  20. Larry Sexton
  21. Roger Hinman
  22. Bill Welch
I will now entertain the list for...
 
First Alternate:
 
  1. Mike Smeltzer
  2. Jeff Aley
  3. Tom Dill
 
Greg Martin
 
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
 


Re: What is Chad up Kit-Wise

Dave Sarther
 

John,

I hadn't heard that Chad had a new job.  That is great news for the Boas Family.  Chad has been filling the role of "Mr Mom" for a number of years.  He and I collaborated on a few models over the years. I am grateful for his casting talent and patience when a partner on projects.  

Since I was unable to make the 2014 Naperville Meet I was unaware that Chad was absent as well.  Better that he has a job!

Later,  Dave Sarther
sartherdj@...


-----Original Message-----
From: golden1014@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:37 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: What is Chad up Kit-Wise

 
Chad got a job at the Subaru plant in Lafayette (IN) and doesn't have a lot of time off yet.  He came to StL RPM but was only here on Saturday.  He's still got a lot of models for sale and is still making new ones (latest I saw is a C&WC DD auto box) but I don't recall ever seeing a list.

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL



Re: Thinning the herd

Bill Vaughn
 

All I get is black Ford's.  Add a seller ID please

Bill Vaughn


On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 4:41 PM, "Jeff Pellas jppellas@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
What's your eBay seller ID?

Jeff
jppellas@...


-----Original Message-----
From: dblake7@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Tue, Dec 2, 2014 6:30 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Thinning the herd



Guys, I have decided to considerably thin the modeling herd.  To that end I have been putting stuff on eBay.  I just like about 26 new items up there.  Search for user name blakforr to find them.  Please check them out.

Thanks,

Denis Blake
2015 Central Ohio RPM
April 23 thru April 25
Marion Union Station





Re: Accurail USRA hopper

Benjamin Hom
 

Bill Welch wrote:



"What do you think the chances are that if I bet I was the only one active in this Group that despite the panel problem I prefer the Tichy USRA hopper, would I lose any money? The ease of detailing without having remove poor details is what it is about in this case. I have built all I plan to for NC&StL and CC&O but still need to build more for the L&N."

You'd probably lose money. As I stated before, your choice of model depends on what bothers you the most. I'm sure there are folks here who are perfectly happy with their Tichy USRA hoppers. Personally, I hate detailing hoppers, and have done far more "tan dot" than "green dot" cars to be able to meet the needs of the various groups and people for whom I build models. As always, YMMV.


Ben Hom


Re: 3-D printed boxcar ends

caboose9792@...
 

Might want to talk to the folks over at 3d printing sub group of this one. The email is:
 
 
Mark Rickert
 

In a message dated 12/2/2014 1:01:14 P.M. Central Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:

I think there has been comment here in the past about folk printing 3-D boxcar ends. 


As things like Murphy and Dreadnaught ends seem to be fiendishly hard to make by hand, I'm wondering whether anyone who has drawn one in HO for sale would consider a 73% of size reduction of a drawing for TT scale? Simple parts like ends and roofs, and doors, with a lot of repetition of shapes, that can be sanded easily, seem an ideal application of that technology. 


Regards


Ben Scanlon

London, England


Re: Accurail USRA hopper

Tim O'Connor
 

I have 3 built Tichy cars (B&O and C&S) and more kits. They're very good
looking models, in spite of the dimensional problem. But they are delicate
and lightweight -- they'd never survive at the train club.

Tim O'

Ben, and anyone interested:

What do you think the chances are that if I bet I was the only one active in this Group that despite the panel problem I prefer the Tichy USRA hopper, would I lose any money? The ease of detailing without having remove poor details is what it is about in this case. I have built all I plan to for NC&StL and CC&O but still need to build more for the L&N.

Bill Welch


Re: 3-D printed boxcar ends

Thomas Baker
 

Rob,

 

This is exciting.  Will you be selling what you print?  A 7/8 Murphy end is something we who kitbash need.

 

Tom Baker

 


From: STMFC@... on behalf of Robert rdkirkham@... [STMFC]
Sent: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 9:01 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 3-D printed boxcar ends
 


I’ve done it for S scale – a 7/8 murphy end.  Not hard.
 
Rob Kirkham
 
Sent: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11:01 AM
Subject: [STMFC] 3-D printed boxcar ends
 


I think there has been comment here in the past about folk printing 3-D boxcar ends. 


 

As things like Murphy and Dreadnaught ends seem to be fiendishly hard to make by hand, I'm wondering whether anyone who has drawn one in HO for sale would consider a 73% of size reduction of a drawing for TT scale? Simple parts like ends and roofs, and doors, with a lot of repetition of shapes, that can be sanded easily, seem an ideal application of that technology.


 

Regards


 

Ben Scanlon

London, England

 


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