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Re: Stan Rydarowicz [earliest memories]

O Fenton Wells
 

I am saddened hearing the news about Stan's passing. I bought several models over the years from him and would enjoy chatting with him at Cocoa. 
Another unique model railroader has left us and the hobby will notice the void Stan leaves by his absence
Fenton Wells 


On Dec 4, 2015, at 9:34 AM, cepropst@q.com [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

I was so impressed with Stan’s models on display at either the first or second Naperville we attended that I bought some parts from him. I brought the models I’d made back the next year. Stan was like a kid at Christmas when he saw them. He had never seen anyone build any of his models! We were good friends from then on.
We attended the banquet during the first Cocoa Beach meet we attended. I sat next to Stan and across from Ben Hom. Ben had just taken a bite of food when Stan blurted out “I went to school with this Polish kid, boy was he stupid!” Ben showed great self control not spitting his food all over us on the other side of the table.
A few years ago I started bring a regional potato chip with us to RPMs. Stan loved them, we’d share a bag with beers in our room and I’d bring an extra bag for Stan to take home. I’ll toast Stan by consuming another bag....
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


PFE Cars At Pacific Fruit & Produce Co.

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Courtesy of the Vintage Portland website (https://vintageportland.wordpress.com/) here is a 1935 photo of several PFE refrigerator cars parked at Pacific Fruit & Produce Company in Portland, OR. Pacific Fruit was located at SE 2nd Avenue and SE Alder Street.

This company was a Sunkist distributor and the facility previously was operated by Bell &

Company, the oldest and best known of the fruit and vegetable jobbing concerns in Portland.

 

https://vintageportland.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/1935-sep-25_se-2nd-ave-and-alder-st_a2009-009-2795.jpg

 

Click on the photo to enlarge it. I can’t quite identify the car numbers.

 

The building is still there but everything else in the picture is long gone. The tracks in the street appear to be paved over or removed. Alder Street is now Alder Avenue.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Stan Rydarowicz

dh30973
 

At both Naperville and Cocoa, Stan always pointed out his latest model when I was taking pictures, making sure I got a shot of it for my pBase meet reports. I'll miss that.

Dave Hussey


Undec + NP HO AAR alt std 2-bay hoppers-Intermountain

Andy Carlson
 



Hi-
Intermountain made their most recent HO car, the AAR Alternate standard 2-Bay hopper, with different detail parts to accurately model the various roads which had these cars.

These kits come with photo-etched brass details, wire grabs and various extra detail parts for specific variations. Comes with Intermountain's 70-ton trucks.   MSRP of $24.95 each.

Offered for $37 for 2 kits, plus shipping of $5.85.

I have 6 factory assembled NP Alt Std 2 bay hoppers available, all with different road numbers. Offered at $24/each, plus shipping of $4/each.

I accept checks and money orders. For a small fee I also accept PayPal. If interested,or if you want more than 2 kits, contact me off-list (please) at

Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA





Re: Very Sad News

Mikebrock
 


 

Bill
Sounds like a plan.
 
Mike Brock

 

How very like Stan to be helping out at his beloved church and poignant that he was with people that loved him. For those of us that will be at Prototype Rails in January I propose we find away to gather, maybe on the deck, to honor him and acknowledge our loss.


Bill Welch



Re: Very Sad News

Bill Welch
 

How very like Stan to be helping out at his beloved church and poignant that he was with people that loved him. For those of us that will be at Prototype Rails in January I propose we find away to gather, maybe on the deck, to honor him and acknowledge our loss.

Bill Welch



Re: Very Sad News

Greg Martin
 

John, Jim, and all,
 
I talked to Mark Kerlick after I got off work last night as our friend Jim Evans called and said he read it on the Internet. And of course the authorities called Mark first as his was the last and most common  number on Stan's phone, they were best buds!
 
Mark is pretty broken up over it. He said Stan passed helping out at a church function. 
 
Stan was a good friend, I had a great time with him when he and Mark came out this way for Rails by the River and every time we got together.  I have photo Mark took of Stan in Doyle McCormick's PA-1 engineer's side and a picture of Stan and I at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, OR.  
 
God Speed Stan!   We have lost a great modeler and friend...
 
Greg Martin
 
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
 

In a message dated 12/3/2015 6:42:18 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, jgreedy@... writes:

Jim Singer just called to say Stan Rydarowicz passed away this morning from a heart attack.  Details later

 John Greedy


Re: Canadian Car in Rural W. VA.

ed_mines
 

The Pere Marquette freight car book for $7. Wow!


Ed Mines


Re: Stan Rydarowicz [earliest memories]

Clark Propst
 

I was so impressed with Stan’s models on display at either the first or second Naperville we attended that I bought some parts from him. I brought the models I’d made back the next year. Stan was like a kid at Christmas when he saw them. He had never seen anyone build any of his models! We were good friends from then on.
We attended the banquet during the first Cocoa Beach meet we attended. I sat next to Stan and across from Ben Hom. Ben had just taken a bite of food when Stan blurted out “I went to school with this Polish kid, boy was he stupid!” Ben showed great self control not spitting his food all over us on the other side of the table.
A few years ago I started bring a regional potato chip with us to RPMs. Stan loved them, we’d share a bag with beers in our room and I’d bring an extra bag for Stan to take home. I’ll toast Stan by consuming another bag....
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Stan Rydarowicz

 

I did a lot of casting for Stan.  He always needed something in a hurry for a show.  I think we got the parts to him in time (most of the time).  He had so much fun showing us the completed models and mini kits.  We talked extensively at shows and on the phone about his future projects.  We’ll miss him. – Al & Patricia Westerfield
 

Sent: Thursday, December 3, 2015 7:07 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Stan Rydarowicz
 
 

I think I can speak for the STMFC and Prototype Rails/Cocoa Beach that we
will all miss Stan. I spoke to him just a few days ago about him taking a
table at Cocoa Beach. He seemed to be excited to come down to the beach
again. I'll miss Stan, he was a lot of fun.

Mike Brock


Re: Decals offered on Ebay by dkmtech

North Model Railroad Supplies <nmrs@...>
 

Another interesting tidbit shown on the drawing that few would ever pick up on... round letters like C, O, and Q are about 3% larger than the standard height, and letters with round bottoms, like U are placed about 1.5% below the base line... the reason being to better fill the visual space.
Dennis Storzek

Hi Dennis,

Santa Fe stencils show O, S C & G extended both above and below the standard height ‘lines’ for letters.

Plus the tail of the R extended below the line.

Numerals 2, 3, 6, 8 & 9 extended both above and below the standard height ‘lines’ for numerals.

Plus the number 7 extended above the line.

Typically there was a space between most letters, except the ‘tails’ of letters A & W intruded into the space occupied by some adjacent letters.

EG An A next to a T, W or Y – as in the words RAILWAY and STATES.

Cheers

Dave North   


Re: Stan Rydarowicz

Scott Seders
 

In spite of not having any of my modeling friends to wanted to go with me, I was attending Naperville for the second time. 

Not knowing anyone, I was eating lunch by myself in the hotel restaurant.  Stan walked in the restaurant by himself and asked if he could sit with me. We had a great time BSing about the hobby. 

Thereafter, anytime Stan saw me he always made it a point to speak and ask how I was doing. I doubt he knew how much I appreciated that and especially his gesture at lunch years earlier. Rest in peace Stan. You will be missed. 

Scott Seders
Salisbury, MD





Re: Stan Rydarowicz

Tony Thompson
 

Forwarded from another list. It's with sad regret that I have terrible news. Those of you that knew him will be devastated as I am
Stan Rydarowicz passed away suddenly this morning of an apparent heart attack.


     Thanks for letting us know, Brian, though it is very sad news. I liked and respected Stan, and I exchanged prototype information with him on a lot of refrigerator cars, to help both of us make better models. I also enjoyed his sense of humor and lack of personal pretension. He and his line of models and model parts will be missed for sure, most immediately at Cocoa Beach.

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: Stan Rydarowicz

Mikebrock
 

I think I can speak for the STMFC and Prototype Rails/Cocoa Beach that we will all miss Stan. I spoke to him just a few days ago about him taking a table at Cocoa Beach. He seemed to be excited to come down to the beach again. I'll miss Stan, he was a lot of fun.

Mike Brock


Re: Stan Rydarowicz

Rich C
 

That is terrible news. I had the fortune of talking to him on the phone a few times and exchanging letters in the mail. Wish I could have met him back in Ohio. My wife is from the same town and it would have been nice to meet him when we went there for a vacation a few years ago. Unfortunately at the time I did not know he lived there. My prayers go out to his family, he will be sorely missed.

Rich Christie 



On Thursday, December 3, 2015 5:08 PM, "fgexbill@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
This is very sad news. He was his usual friendly funny self at the Lisle RPM and I was looking forward to seeing him again at The Beach in January. Stanley was part of the Hawaiian Shirt Posse. What impressed me was his creativity at taking existing kits and coming up with conversion parts to create another model. He had a very good eye for modeling. He was a jewel of man.

Bill Welch



Re: Stan Rydarowicz

MDelvec952
 


I had purchased parts from him over the years and thought highly of the dealings. I'll look differently at those models from now on.  He was a credit to the hobby.

I'm sure his family will have a hard time with such an unexpected event. We will miss him as well.

               ....Mike Del Vecchio



-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Boss daveboss10@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Thu, Dec 3, 2015 7:48 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Stan Rydarowicz

 
I'am deeply saddened to here of the news of Stan. He was a real down to earth guy. Fun to hang out with at the RPM meets. I greatly enjoyed his humor on things. He will certainly be missed by all of us in this, and other groups. I'm glad to have known him. Dave Boss



On Thursday, December 3, 2015 6:08 PM, "fgexbill@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:


 
This is very sad news. He was his usual friendly funny self at the Lisle RPM and I was looking forward to seeing him again at The Beach in January. Stanley was part of the Hawaiian Shirt Posse. What impressed me was his creativity at taking existing kits and coming up with conversion parts to create another model. He had a very good eye for modeling. He was a jewel of man.

Bill Welch



Re: Decals offered on Ebay by dkmtech

genegreen1942@...
 

I've had the opportunity on a few occasions to trace original M&StL lettering and discovered that the aforementioned "round" letters extended above and below imaginary horizontal lines at the top and bottom of words, data, reporting marks, etc.  Gave no thought to why.  Thanks for the explanation.  It makes sense.
Gene Green
Out in the Badlands of New Mexico


Re: Stan Rydarowicz

Dave Boss
 

I'am deeply saddened to here of the news of Stan. He was a real down to earth guy. Fun to hang out with at the RPM meets. I greatly enjoyed his humor on things. He will certainly be missed by all of us in this, and other groups. I'm glad to have known him. Dave Boss



On Thursday, December 3, 2015 6:08 PM, "fgexbill@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
This is very sad news. He was his usual friendly funny self at the Lisle RPM and I was looking forward to seeing him again at The Beach in January. Stanley was part of the Hawaiian Shirt Posse. What impressed me was his creativity at taking existing kits and coming up with conversion parts to create another model. He had a very good eye for modeling. He was a jewel of man.

Bill Welch



Re: Decals offered on Ebay by dkmtech

genegreen1942@...
 

The M&StL used the term "monogram" also.
Gene Green
Out in the Badlands of New Mexico


Canadian Car in Rural W. VA.

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

We've often discussed Canadian freight cars south of the border, but I just stumbled across one that is true "south". On page 31 of Mallory Hope Ferrell's SLOW TRAINS DOWN SOUTH, V.1. is a photo from the Middle Fork Railroad taken in 1956 at Ellamore, West Virginia. The photo shows MFRR Heisler #7 with a short train. Right behind the locomotive is Algoma Central single-sheathed boxcar 3180. Now what a boxcar from a small Canadian regional is doing in West Virginia coal country is a puzzle to me, and I'm sure it didn't happen twice, but it does show that Canadian cars did get around to odd corners of the U.S.

Curiously, I have one of Dennis' Accurail boxcars lettered with decals as AC 3154. Now I have a justification to run this on my Virginia Midland--once!

Although Mallory's books are mostly about locomotives, many show identifiable freight cars. If you model the south, here is a lot of great freight car information. I have both volumes of these fine books, purchased from E.R. Hamilton Booksellers, a close-out seller: http://www.hamiltonbook.com/Railroads . ERH is currently featuring a lot of discounted Hundaman books.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

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