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Re: Price of freight cars these days

Dave Nelson
 

Almost everything is listed at or above $500.  My hunch is whoever entered the price from some list assumed a $ was a 5.

 

Dave Nelson

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2016 12:55 AM

Now I know that Life Like Proto 2000 are good cars but whew!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Proto-2000-HO-50FT-AUTO-BOX-CARS-2-PCS-UNION-PACIFIC-END-DOORS-/231859480927?hash=item35fbe6e95f:g:ZwgAAOSwpDdVEfxB

I thought this was a typing error but the same seller has a lot of stuff at the same prices.   What am I missing.

 


Re: Price of freight cars these days

Mark Drake <markstation01@...>
 

Oh wow, are we done with this yet? 
Mark L. Drake eBay ID member1108


Re: Price of freight cars these days

Brad Smith
 

Looks like I sold my stuff too cheap.
 
Brad


Re: Modelers Retreat

frograbbit602
 

I as Clark P. had a great time at the Modelers Retreat in Minneapolis.  I had a display table in the display room and spent a good deal of time there sharing ideas with others.  Already looking forward to next year.
Lester Breuer



Re: Price of freight cars these days

A&Y Dave in MD
 

Human error, sentimentality, or greed?

Sent from Dave Bott' iPhone

On Feb 28, 2016, at 3:55 AM, rob.mclear3@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Now I know that Life Like Proto 2000 are good cars but whew!!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Proto-2000-HO-50FT-AUTO-BOX-CARS-2-PCS-UNION-PACIFIC-END-DOORS-/231859480927?hash=item35fbe6e95f:g:ZwgAAOSwpDdVEfxB


I thought this was a typing error but the same seller has a lot of stuff at the same prices.   What am I missing.


Rob McLear.

Aussie.



Re: Price of freight cars these days

Charles Peck
 

Perhaps the "free shipping" includes to the International Space Station.
Chuck Peck in FL

On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 3:55 AM, rob.mclear3@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Now I know that Life Like Proto 2000 are good cars but whew!!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Proto-2000-HO-50FT-AUTO-BOX-CARS-2-PCS-UNION-PACIFIC-END-DOORS-/231859480927?hash=item35fbe6e95f:g:ZwgAAOSwpDdVEfxB


I thought this was a typing error but the same seller has a lot of stuff at the same prices.   What am I missing.


Rob McLear.

Aussie.




Re: Price of freight cars these days

paul.doggett2472 <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Obviously no idea of correct prices.
Paul Doggett UK




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"rob.mclear3@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Now I know that Life Like Proto 2000 are good cars but whew!!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Proto-2000-HO-50FT-AUTO-BOX-CARS-2-PCS-UNION-PACIFIC-END-DOORS-/231859480927?hash=item35fbe6e95f:g:ZwgAAOSwpDdVEfxB


I thought this was a typing error but the same seller has a lot of stuff at the same prices.   What am I missing.


Rob McLear.

Aussie.



Re: Price of freight cars these days

mwbauers
 

Perhaps he's adjusting for the free shipping?

;^)


Mike Bauers


On Feb 28, 2016, at 2:55 AM, "rob.mclear3@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:


I thought this was a typing error but the same seller has a lot of stuff at the same prices.   What am I missing.


Price of freight cars these days

rob.mclear3@...
 

Now I know that Life Like Proto 2000 are good cars but whew!!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Proto-2000-HO-50FT-AUTO-BOX-CARS-2-PCS-UNION-PACIFIC-END-DOORS-/231859480927?hash=item35fbe6e95f:g:ZwgAAOSwpDdVEfxB


I thought this was a typing error but the same seller has a lot of stuff at the same prices.   What am I missing.


Rob McLear.

Aussie.



Modelers Retreat

Clark Propst
 

 
Spent the day at the “Modelers Retreat” in Minneapolis. Great time!  Clinics as good as any at RPM meets. Two I attended of interest to this group were Aaron Gjermundson’s talk about national box car percentages with focus on the NP and Bob Heninger’s GN box car talk. Now I’ll do my best impersonation if the late Stan Rydarowicz has attended. “They catered lunch. Pulled pork, cole slaw, chips and a cookie for only 5 BUCKS!”
 
I was told next year meet will be on March 7th...I think?...Make plans.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Cast resin HO Type 30 tanks available again

Tom Madden
 

Brian Chapman asked:,
>
> I've been 2D/3D CAD drawing a TT-scale loco and am nearing
> a point where I'll begin CNC cutting and resin casting parts (casting
> for the first time . . . gulp). May I ask what resin you use for your
> rolling stock projects? (I do have a vacuum setup and will heat cure
> under pressure.) Thanks for the help.

This is a conversation that needs to take place off-list. But as a general comment, anyone just getting started in resin casting should practice with the cheapest resin they can find. You'll waste a lot of resin just learning how to work with it. Sort of the same advice given to those learning to use an air brush - practice on old Blue Box shells, not your $600 brass engine or the superdetailed resin kit that took 40 hours to build.

Look for a room-temperature-cure urethane with a mixed viscosity of around 300 cps, a pot life of 4 to 7 minutes, and a (cured) hardness of 72 to 80 Shore D. Quoted demold times are misleading for our purposes - the ones the manufacturers call out are based on masses of material, like 1" cubes. For such a specimen the exothermic heat generated by the curing reaction is nicely contained within the mass and it will "rock up" in a hurry. But our parts tend to be thinner and they don't cure as quickly. My resin is spec'd at 45 to 60 minutes demold time, and that would be fine if I were casting bricks. But I use 4 hours because I don't want sides, doors and ends that look like they were designed by Salvador Dali.

It's a messy business, and the only way to learn is to jump in and try. Once you get the mechanics down you'll be better equipped to make intelligent decisions about better (and more expensive) resins.

Tom Madden


Re: 36-foot box car data files

destorzek@...
 


Re: Cast resin HO Type 30 tanks available again

destorzek@...
 




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

Brian
What loco and why TT???
Charlie Vlk
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'Cause it's bigger than Nearsighted scale, and easier to see the detail?

Dennis


Re: What if ?? Re: Re: ] Chrysler Trucks

brianleppert@att.net
 

In Portola, CA, the Western Pacific Railroad Museum has a WP box car with Chrysler trucks.  Only one side frame, iirc, still has the snubber installed.

And in Fallon, Nevada, there are several of the Navy 50', 1-1/2 door box cars on display by the old SP passenger/freight depot with these trucks.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


Re: Cast resin HO Type 30 tanks available again

Charlie Vlk
 

Brian
What loco and why TT???
Charlie Vlk


On Feb 27, 2016, at 10:47 AM, "grangerroads@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Tom,

I've been 2D/3D CAD drawing a TT-scale loco and am nearing a point where I'll begin CNC cutting and resin casting parts (casting for the first time . . . gulp). May I ask what resin you use for your rolling stock projects? (I do have a vacuum setup and will heat cure under pressure.) Thanks for the help.

-Brian Chapman / Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Re: Cast resin HO Type 30 tanks available again

grangerroads@...
 

Tom,

I've been 2D/3D CAD drawing a TT-scale loco and am nearing a point where I'll begin CNC cutting and resin casting parts (casting for the first time . . . gulp). May I ask what resin you use for your rolling stock projects? (I do have a vacuum setup and will heat cure under pressure.) Thanks for the help.

-Brian Chapman / Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Re: DT&I gon - a perspective

Mark Stamm
 

Update

 

Chet French was kind enough to speak with Jim Singer of 5th Avenue Car Shops who produced the original decals for the 2010 Coco Beach Shake N Take car on our behalf.  He just recently sold the last set, but is planning to run more.  Chet told him of the current demand for 14 sets, but since my email exchange with Chet the demand has risen to 18 and I think Outlook lost another private email asking for 8 more!  Chet informed me that Jim does not have a computer so the only way to contact him is by snail mail at his business address below.  I do not at this time know the price per set or when they will be available.  In the mean time I suggest you check Jim’s webpage at http://www.accurail.com/accurail/art/custom/carshops/carshops.htm periodically for their return.  Hopefully we will see something on Jim’s website in the near future.

 

Thank you Chet for brokering the discussion with Jim and thank you to everyone who shared their knowledge of this freight car.  One year I’ll get to the Bash at the Beach and participate in the Shake N Take fun.

 

Regards,

Mark

 

 

Mark Stamm

Modeling the Mighty Pennsy in 1949

PRRT&HS Member # 8462

E: mark@...

 


Re: Chrysler Trucks

mwbauers
 

Tony,

I hope you understand that I’m not being vacuous and over reaching on this. I’ve been a model builder since about 1960, remember those fine 300-350 piece car kits we had then? and I’m a few weeks away from 43 active years in precision manufacturing. Although we make really big and complicated stuff.

Yes, I sure did think about this for many years by now. Its mainly that recently tools became somewhat commonly available to to the general public that eases this route of applied reverse engineering.

I really want that new $300 high-res 3d scanner…… Sure would like to have one of the existing beta units that are in circulation.

Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Feb 26, 2016, at 12:41 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:


Mike Bauers wrote:


When a shot is all that exists on/of a target item, you take into consideration the points you bring up and your drawing or file that must be made, takes that into account.
Those points and flaws were considered, long before they were brought up here.
So, adjusting for that….. would it work well enough?
MIke, perhaps it would be good to stop and think before posting. The photo you provided is of a MODEL, and very often model parts reflect compromises with the prototype. That makes ANY model something that needs careful checking before rushing ahead with a copy. Second point, the photo is a dead flat elevation view, which shows NOTHING of the three-dimensional angle of the shock absorber or of the depth of the spring mount. I would regard that particular shot as exactly useless for this purpose. And third, there DOES exist a drawing and good, angled photo (both in the 49-51 Cyc), for the truck we are discussing, though I think you are trying to address a larger topic.
Your statement that these "points and flaws were considered, long before" . . . cannot be serious, unless your definition of "considered" is different than mine.
I am not disagreeing with your suggestion that there may be some information, relatively poor, which might be a starting point, for any project. But to extend that point to suggest proceeding with 3-D modeling, using just the poor information, seems naive at best. My view is that if the poor info is all you have, you DON'T proceed until better material comes along. And yeah, sometimes that means you don't proceed. You've heard of GIGO.

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: 1932 ARA Box Car book (the real item, not the digital file)

Guy Wilber
 

Frank,

There is a check mark in the ship to another address that you have to uncheck before you can proceed.

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada


On Feb 26, 2016, at 6:11 PM, Frank Gendernalik frankeg57@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Hi! Well, I tried to purchase one copy and filled out all required info and then clicked on proceed to PayPal. It won't let me proceed but returns to the top of the page. Tried several times, same result. All required fields are filled in, the billing address and shipping address are the same. What's up?
I can also be reached at fgendern@....

Frank Gendernalik
Northville, Mi


On Friday, February 26, 2016 8:54 PM, "Ted Culotta speedwitchmedia@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:


 
In getting prepared for a move, I found seven copies of the 1932 ARA Box Car book. If you'd like one, I have priced them to move. Go to: www.speedwitchmedia.com. Thank you.

Cheers,



Re: 1932 ARA Box Car book (the real item, not the digital file)

Frank Gendernalik
 

Hi! Well, I tried to purchase one copy and filled out all required info and then clicked on proceed to PayPal. It won't let me proceed but returns to the top of the page. Tried several times, same result. All required fields are filled in, the billing address and shipping address are the same. What's up?
I can also be reached at fgendern@....

Frank Gendernalik
Northville, Mi


On Friday, February 26, 2016 8:54 PM, "Ted Culotta speedwitchmedia@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
In getting prepared for a move, I found seven copies of the 1932 ARA Box Car book. If you'd like one, I have priced them to move. Go to: www.speedwitchmedia.com. Thank you.

Cheers,


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