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13th NE Proto Meet in Connecticut is approaching

Dave Owens
 

Greetings all:

Please forgive cross-posting. These email lists are one of the ways we
spread the word about the meet.

We just wanted to update you on meet progress.

This year we'll have three clinics going at most times on Friday and Saturday.

We also will again have two hands-on clinics with Don Valentine. Those
clinics will be Friday and Saturday afternoon and there is an extra
cost for materials. You'll also need to bring tools.

Below is a link to the tentative clinic list, which includes
information about Don's clinics. Don was happy with the way the
clinics went last year. People left with the confidence to cut into a
plastic model kit! That's not an easy step to take. We also have an
array of clinics on a variety of topics. One of our new presenters
this year is Brian Banna, one of the finest diesel modelers we've met.
His skill and eye for detail is truly inspiring.

Here's the tentative clinic list:
http://neprototypemeet.com/NERPM%20Tenativeschedule%202015.pdf

We're very lucky to have such a great collection of presenters willing
to share their time, skill and knowledge. We hope you like what we've
been able to put together and we hope you'll be able to attend.

We'll also have some great dealers and manufacturers on hand,
including Bob's Photo, Ron's Books, Bethlehem Car Works, Funaro &
Camerlengo, ESU Loksound, Atlas, Rapido, Dave's Trains, the Hobby
Gallery, Greg Gordon, True Line Trains and Shortline Products. Several
more may join us.

Check our page on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/NERPM

We'll also have our raffle featuring donations from great and generous
manufacturers, and our popular white elephant table where you can sell
model train items you no longer need.

Any questions? Please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,

Dave Owens
Meet coordinator

P.S. -- Here's a link to the registration form. Registering in advance
saves you $5. http://neprototypemeet.com/2015NE_Meet.pdf


--
2015 New England/Northeast Prototype Modelers Meet
May 29-30, 2015 (Always the weekend after Memorial Day)
Collinsville, Connecticut
www.neprototypemeet.com
www.facebook.com/NERPM


Re: Clark Propst’s M&StL in video

Mike Fortney
 

Visually and operationally very impressive layout Clark. Sorry to see it retired.

Oh well, on to the next!

Mike Fortney
Bloomington, IL


Re: B&O 175975 box car

Jim Mischke
 



The Kuhler capitol dome herald was introduced in 1937.


Clark Propst’s M&StL in video

Clark Propst
 

I had the pleasure of attending an operating session on Clark’s layout last night.


For those who may be interested, I shot some video since Clark will be moving and dismantling the layout.

 

See the video here:

 

Clark Propst’s M&StL

 

Had a great time, Clark. Thanks for the invite.

 

Scott Thornton

Ames, Iowa

 

P.S.: (shameless plug) – the engines in the additional four videos are for sale. If interested contact me.

 


Re: Yarmouth eye bolts

Pierre Oliver
 

And who has more fun than us? :-)
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 4/21/2015 5:39 PM, 'Paul Koehler' koehlers@... [STMFC] wrote:

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Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:54 PM
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Sorry Ed.
I couldn't resist.
There are 4 sizes, 0.025, 0.020, 0.012, 0.008"

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

On 4/21/2015 4:41 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:

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Re: Yarmouth eye bolts

Paul Koehler
 

Pierre:

 

Just goes to prove that there is still fun in Model Railroading.

 

Paul C. Koehler

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:54 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Yarmouth eye bolts

 

 

Sorry Ed.
I couldn't resist.
There are 4 sizes, 0.025, 0.020, 0.012, 0.008"

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

On 4/21/2015 4:41 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

Anyone know the sizes of the holes?

 

Ed Mines

 


Re: Yarmouth eye bolts

Pierre Oliver
 

Sorry Ed.
I couldn't resist.
There are 4 sizes, 0.025, 0.020, 0.012, 0.008"
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 4/21/2015 4:41 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

Anyone know the sizes of the holes?


Ed Mines



Re: Yarmouth eye bolts

Pierre Oliver
 

I do! :-)
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 4/21/2015 4:41 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

Anyone know the sizes of the holes?


Ed Mines



Yarmouth eye bolts

ed_mines
 

Anyone know the sizes of the holes?


Ed Mines


scapel blades

ed_mines
 

Surgical blades make hobby blades look like plastic knives from McDonalds.


Got mine from a second hand medical equipment supplier who buys up equipment from hospitals going out of business. He sells most medical supplies to veterinarians.


Ed Mines



Re: New products from YMW

Tim O'Connor
 

Excellent! I think those tank car sill steps will work for many GATC
tank cars, and not just for the Tangent cars. (For example the ancient
Athearn car that can be used to model the SP O-50-13.)

Tim O'Connor

I know this is not supposed to happen until Friday, but due to personnel
schedules I beg the indulgence of the sheriff.
See my latest blog post please;
http://elgincarshops.blogspot.ca/2015/04/4-new-items-from-yarmouth-model-works.html

--
Pierre Oliver


Re: Scalpels or scalpel blades

frograbbit602
 

Many interesting views. I use both. My doctor introduced me to the throw away scalpel with handle. Knife retracts into handle when not in use. You can check it out at Cincinnati Surgical Co., size No. 11 safety scalpel, Ref 05S11. I have used these for several years.

Why sharpen a xacto blade? I take a no 17 blade and grind it from each side to create a blade 1/8 inch in width with rounded corners that centers in handle. Great for carving off molded on grab irons, etc. I will resharpen this blade for many months on a small stone, used by fisherman for sharpening hooks, rather than grinding a new blade for use on each new model project. A few passes on the stone and blade is as sharp as when new.
Lester Breuer


Re: Favorite Tools

bongiovanni12001
 

Apologies if I've posted this before, and apologies to those of you who need another list like root canal, but:


https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/traintools/info


Yep; exactly what it sounds like.  About 1,800 members. 


Frank Bongiovanni 

just another member 


Re: Scalpels or scalpel blades

Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>
 

Just be sure they’re not made in China where the quality of steel products leaves lots to be desired. I never buy a tool made in China.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:53 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Scalpels or scalpel blades

 

 

I have one of those and it works just fine.

 

As with many hand tools you have to intuit just how best to use it, then make use of it within those bounds.

 

While exploring Amazon for scalpel blades yesterday, I found sets of 100 scalpel #11 blades for under $4. I think I'll go back for three packs now that I learned they fit our #2 hobby knife handles from this thread.

 

Mike Bauers

 




Re: MythBusters: Athearn "Standard" Baggage Car: never a Santa Fe car!

mwbauers
 

Folks…….

The link worked just fine for me.

Thanks !!

Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Apr 21, 2015, at 4:13 AM, Benjamin Hom b.hom@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


Tom Casey wrote:
"You can kitbash the old IHC/AHM RPO 1920's combine into a few classes of storage mail cars that were converted by the railroad in the 1940's, but that was a subject for a clinic given years ago. The power point presentations are on the Santa Fe society website, but I'm not sure if they're available in a public, non member area.   (Steve Sandifer can answer that)"





Ben Hom


Re: Favorite Tools

mwbauers
 

I think its a great idea.

Don’t expect it to be an instant success. Do expect it to grow and become very handy.

Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Apr 21, 2015, at 10:57 AM, fgexbill wrote:


Mike, Jeff, all: it seems like tools is one of those perennial subjects that many are knowledgeable and passionate about. I am wondering how difficult it would be to create a special file, one that could be highlighted somehow on the opening page to remind people it exists and to inform newcomers. Anyone of us could post photos, after moderation, along with comments about how we use them, why we like them, etc.



I realize there are constraints within the Yahoo Universe but I am just wondering if there might some out-of-the-box way to do something that could be added to and let us know what people use and why and kept in front of us as a resource.



Bill Welch


Favorite Tools

Bill Welch
 

Mike, Jeff, all: it seems like tools is one of those perennial subjects that many are knowledgeable and passionate about. I am wondering how difficult it would be to create a special file, one that could be highlighted somehow on the opening page to remind people it exists and to inform newcomers. Anyone of us could post photos, after moderation, along with comments about how we use them, why we like them, etc.


I realize there are constraints within the Yahoo Universe but I am just wondering if there might some out-of-the-box way to do something that could be added to and let us know what people use and why and kept in front of us as a resource.


Bill Welch


Re: Scalpels or scalpel blades

mwbauers
 

Honing a mass production blade edge removes any high-volume production out of tolerance errors and results in a superior blade that only takes the user about 10-seconds to bring to perfection.

You get to choose from using either the average quality edge; or the superior, quickly perfected edge from a very few seconds attention before the blades first use. It takes about the same amount of time as making certain the blade is properly mounted and locked in your knife handle.

It saves even more time in the resulting superior blade that works in a single clean stroke instead of maybe a few almost right strokes for the same cut.

Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Apr 21, 2015, at 9:53 AM, harperandbrown wrote:

Denny,


Why would I want to sharpen X-acto blades and single edge razor blades? They are cheap and my modeling time is to valuable to waste sharpening them.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


---In STMFC@..., <danspachmd@...> wrote :

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I do use my Xacto blades somewhat differently than most inasmuch as I routinely keep them sharp on a very fine white Arkansas stone (ditto with my ubiquitous single edge razor blades). Such sharpening can carry the machined edges of these blades to an entirely new level, and extend their working life to a year or more (3 years for a chisel blade).

Denny


Re: Scalpels or scalpel blades

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

Nelson wrote:

As an aside, Jack mentioned that his non-sterile scalpel blades were
probably hobby grade. Maybe, but medical supply companies market both
sterile and non-sterile scalpel blades of equal quality.

Good point Nelson. It won't make sense to produce high-end and low-end
quality blades but skipping the sterilization process would those less
expensive...

Jack Burgess


New products from YMW

Pierre Oliver
 

I know this is not supposed to happen until Friday, but due to personnel schedules I beg the indulgence of the sheriff.
See my latest blog post please;
http://elgincarshops.blogspot.ca/2015/04/4-new-items-from-yarmouth-model-works.html

--
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

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