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Re: Boxcar End: What Kind?

Donald Ford <ford.donald77@...>
 

they are called Deco or dot in grid ends
only found on this series of C&O boxcars
Don Ford


On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 2:18 PM, "Benjamin Hom b.hom@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 

Bob Chaparro asked:
"Can someone identify this boxcar end and tell me when it first appeared?"
http://www.ttnut.com/resources/image/3054 
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/Nzg0WDEyMDA=/z/6msAAOSw3ydVnGAg/$_1.JPG 

Deco Ends, unique to C&O 5400-5499, built by GATC July-August 1937.


Ben Hom 



Re: Boxcar End: What Kind?

Benjamin Hom
 


Bob Chaparro asked:
"Can someone identify this boxcar end and tell me when it first appeared?"
http://www.ttnut.com/resources/image/3054 
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/Nzg0WDEyMDA=/z/6msAAOSw3ydVnGAg/$_1.JPG 

Deco Ends, unique to C&O 5400-5499, built by GATC July-August 1937.


Ben Hom 


Re: Grandt Line Midwest Petroleum

Richard Townsend
 

Like you I have been looking high and low for this kit, with no success. I agree that the tanks are (were) superior to any other oil tanks out there. I treasure the one set I have.
 
I have worked around their unavailability to some extent by using the tanks (only) from Tichy's #7019 small water tank. These also are excellently done tanks. To get the tanks I contacted Tichy directly and they quoted me a reasonable price for six of the tanks. I stacked two and put a flat lid cut from .040 styrene on top for a vertical tank.
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: WILLIAM PARDIE PARDIEW001@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Tue, May 17, 2016 11:58 am
Subject: [STMFC] ANOTHER TREASURE FROM "O" SCALE WEST



Another Item from them that I have been searching for is the HO Midwest Petrolium
kit. Tony Thompson has mentioned that the tanks in this ukit are far superior to other
offerings. When I mentioned that I had been looking for this kit I was told (You
and everyone else). Apparenty the mold had broken and this was no longer in their line.
Should anyone have one of these tucked away in thier stash I would be willing to pay
a healthy price.

Bill Pardie









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Boxcar End: What Kind?

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Can someone identify this boxcar end and tell me when it first appeared?

 

http://www.ttnut.com/resources/image/3054

 

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/Nzg0WDEyMDA=/z/6msAAOSw3ydVnGAg/$_1.JPG

 

Thank you.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


ANOTHER TREASURE FROM "O" SCALE WEST

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I also spoke to Grand Line at the "O" Scale meet. I have been looking for for small brass
NBW castings. With my fat fingers many of the plastic items fre distorted by the time I
finish inserting them. I was told to call them and did so this morning and picked up
(hopefully enough) a good supply.

Another Item from them that I have been searching for is the HO Midwest Petrolium
kit. Tony Thompson has mentioned that the tanks in this ukit are far superior to other
offerings. When I mentioned that I had been looking for this kit I was told (You
and everyone else). Apparenty the mold had broken and this was no longer in their line.
Should anyone have one of these tucked away in thier stash I would be willing to pay
a healthy price.

Bill Pardie


Re: Modeling Products

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

To Tony and others:

The following information on the new Simpson Products:
     
      Simpson Models, LLC
      Craig Tribuzi
      (972) 489-7145

Yeah!  They are in the Space Age:

Bill Pardie

      

On May 17, 2016, at 6:56 AM, pardiew001 PARDIEW001@... [STMFC] wrote:

 



I attended the "O" Scale West meet in Santa Clara a few weeks ago and just got home.
I was very pleased to find a resurrection of Simpson Products.  They have brass strap stock in HO scale which Ihave used in the past.  I bought scale 2", 3" and  4" width strips. Great for steps, etc..

A real pleasure was that Simpson brought back the very small T Square that they had back in the 70's.  Mine was down to nubs. An application that I had not thought of was using this in decal placement.

I was away when the Gene Deming post on Jim Turner's weathering techniques came out
Yesterday I bought the Mean Green product that was referenced in thr article from  Wal Mart.  I got a lifetime supply (40 oz.) for $2.60.  Bring on those freight cars.

Bill Pardie
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Re: Modeling Products

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Bill Pardie wrote:

 

I attended the "O" Scale West meet in Santa Clara a few weeks ago and just got home.

I was very pleased to find a resurrection of Simpson Products.  

 

That’s great news!  Is there a web link for them as yet?

Schuyler


Re: Modeling Products

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


Thanks Doug:

I was headed there next for my full sized cars.

Bill 


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-------- Original message --------
From: "'Douglas Harding' doug.harding@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
Date: 5/17/16 7:03 AM (GMT-10:00)
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Modeling Products

 

Just to piggy back on Bill’s post. I was in my local Napa Auto Parts store the other, looking through their flyer I noticed they had ¼ oz & ½ oz stick on wheel weights on sale. 10lb box of each, a lifetime supply.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: Modeling Products

Tony Thompson
 

Bill Pardie wrote:

 
I attended the "O" Scale West meet in Santa Clara a few weeks ago and just got home.
I was very pleased to find a resurrection of Simpson Products.  They have brass strap stock in HO scale which Ihave used in the past.  I bought scale 2", 3" and  4" width strips. Great for steps, etc..

      Will Simpson bring back the track products? They had lovely #5 and #6 turnouts with long point rails, in Code 70. Loved 'em and used 'em.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






Re: Modeling Products

Douglas Harding
 

Just to piggy back on Bill’s post. I was in my local Napa Auto Parts store the other, looking through their flyer I noticed they had ¼ oz & ½ oz stick on wheel weights on sale. 10lb box of each, a lifetime supply.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Modeling Products

WILLIAM PARDIE
 



I attended the "O" Scale West meet in Santa Clara a few weeks ago and just got home.
I was very pleased to find a resurrection of Simpson Products.  They have brass strap stock in HO scale which Ihave used in the past.  I bought scale 2", 3" and  4" width strips. Great for steps, etc..

A real pleasure was that Simpson brought back the very small T Square that they had back in the 70's.  Mine was down to nubs. An application that I had not thought of was using this in decal placement.

I was away when the Gene Deming post on Jim Turner's weathering techniques came out
Yesterday I bought the Mean Green product that was referenced in thr article from  Wal Mart.  I got a lifetime supply (40 oz.) for $2.60.  Bring on those freight cars.

Bill Pardie
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


Re: clinic preparation insights?

 

None of these suggestions are any good if your presentation is dull, overlong or too brief.  It is absolutely necessary that you know your presentation by heart and have practiced giving it a number of times.  Ask a family member to review it from a quality standpoint, even if the subject matter is of no interest to him/her.  Take constructive criticism to heart.  And time it.  The clinic should end with a few minutes left for questions.  I can’t tell you how irritating it is to be waiting outside the clinic room with clinic in hand while the previous presenter runs over.  I recently attended a meet where all of the clinics I attended had one or more failures.  A soldering clinic budgeted for 50 minutes lasted 10.  One on rapid prototyping omitted much of what I wanted to know.  I asked half a dozen questions to get that information.  When the presenter asked if there were any more questions, I said, “Give me a minute.”  Public speaking is difficult enough without having to worry about quality, timing and inclusiveness.  Complete preparation goes a long way to resolving nervousness. – Al Westerfield
 

Sent: Monday, May 16, 2016 10:47 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: clinic preparation insights?
 
 

I think the Number One requirement for a clinic is a subject that the presenter really cares about and has researched first for his own enjoyment and purposes.

Not to say that I have not chosen other clinics over what looks to be a presentation of more than I or most anybody else would want to know about a particular class freight car of a minor railroad;  but often times even a clinic on a subject that I would not have been my first choice proves to be informative not necessarily because of the content but the general approach to researching the material or some other aspect of the presentation……(like handing out wine and chocolate but I digress!!!).

A great example of this would be any of Jack Burgess’ presentations.   It is not likely that the prototype Yosemite Valley is going to figure into my modeling but Jack’s presentations always have some research or modeling content that is applicable to what I would aspire to do. 

Charlie Vlk


Re: Georgia USRA silver and black box car

Gary Bechdol
 

All:

 

I have uploaded to the Files a copy of the 1948 Georgia Railroad boxcar diagrams.

 

Gary Bechdol

Stone Mountain, GA


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Canopy Glue for Plastic-Metal Bonds

golden1014
 

Hello Boys,

I finally tried canopy glue this week and I am a convert. I have been using ACC to fix metal running boards to HO cars for years with good (not great) success, but recently I have been building up some P48 freight cars and have had a lot of difficulty with the same process--fixing metal running boards to plastic roofs.

After trying several times with ACC on the larger parts, I put the project away and ordered a bottle of Pacer Formula 560. I glued the running board on the roof and taped it into position, and the next night it had formed a beautiful joint. Solid and enduring, but slightly flexible.

Tony Thompson has been saying this for years, and I wanted to make sure he got his due credit. This stuff works.

John

John Golden
Albersbach, DE

St. Louis RPM: 12-13 Aug, 2016 at the Gateway Convention Center
http://icg.home.mindspring.com/rpm/stlrpm.htm


SE MN Iron Ore

Clark Propst
 

For those in the area. There will be a presentation on the iron ore mines in SE MN Friday (20th) at 1:30 pm in the Spring Valley Minnesota library. This was big business for the CGW which hauled the ore in any open hopper they could get their hands on besides their own three bay cars.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Southern Pacific and Santa Fe free color steam scans

Andy Carlson
 

Hello-
I have about 3 dozen scans of color slides which I have posted to ebay. None are watermarked, and all are around 190Mb file size. They are both Santa Fe and Southern Pacific steam color scans. Nearly 100% California locations.

You are encouraged to drag and drop them for your collection. My suggestion is to do a search in "Collectables-Transportation" for "Santa Fe Steam slide"; locate one of my slides and click on "see other items" to find them all. Or search for Ebay guy "mid_century" (that ' _ 'is an underscore).

There are a few ATSF WW2 scenes from Cajon.
Enjoy
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: clinic preparation insights?

Charlie Vlk
 

I think the Number One requirement for a clinic is a subject that the presenter really cares about and has researched first for his own enjoyment and purposes.

 

Not to say that I have not chosen other clinics over what looks to be a presentation of more than I or most anybody else would want to know about a particular class freight car of a minor railroad;  but often times even a clinic on a subject that I would not have been my first choice proves to be informative not necessarily because of the content but the general approach to researching the material or some other aspect of the presentation……(like handing out wine and chocolate but I digress!!!).

 

A great example of this would be any of Jack Burgess’ presentations.   It is not likely that the prototype Yosemite Valley is going to figure into my modeling but Jack’s presentations always have some research or modeling content that is applicable to what I would aspire to do. 

 

Charlie Vlk

 


Re: AHM NYC stock car from the 1960s

Dennis Storzek
 

Here is the problem... AHM's 'product development research' often appeared to consist of sending a competitor's product to Roco or one of the other European model railroad manufacturers along with a couple photos and the instructions, "Make it like this, but make it look like this." For instance there are prototypically incorrect design features on the AHM PS-1 (both of them) that were copied directly from the Athearn "blue box" steel boxcar. The dimensions of all products that trace their heritage back to AHM should be suspect.

Dennis Storzek


Re: AHM NYC stock car from the 1960s

Clark Propst
 

Those AHM rebuilds really look good Steve.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

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