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June Operating Session

Jared Harper
 

I am planning an operating session on Santa Fe's Alma branch in June on either Saturday, June 11, or Saturday, June 18.  We will gather for lunch at noon, retiring to the basement to operate before 1:00.  An operating session lasts 2 1/2-3 1/2 hours.  I need three crew members to fill the roles of engineer, conductor, and brakeman.  The positions are granted on a first come, first served basis.

Jared Harper
420 Woodward Way
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 543-8821


Re: plastic solvent cements - again

Todd Sullivan
 

I made a 3" square of 1" thick hard plastic foam and made a hole in the center for the bottle, and I save old bottles without the safety caps.  I transfer about 1/4" of cement from the new bottle to the old bottle, and refill the 1/4" when I use it up.  This prevents most bottles from getting tipped over, and also limits the spill if I get really 'thumbsy' and knock the bottle around or over.

Todd Sullivan
Liverpool, NY


Re: plastic solvent cements - again

Tony Thompson
 

Bill Welch wrote:

 

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN

Anyone have any of the old square squat jars they want to pass on?

      Bill, I'm with you on the "untippy" old bottles. And you don't have to fight with the "safety" cap.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
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Re: plastic solvent cements - again

Bill Welch
 

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN

Anyone have any of the old square squat jars they want to pass on?

Bill Welch


Re: plastic solvent cements - again

steel77086@...
 

Ed,
 
Try Testors plastic cement.It is slower to dry- gives you several seconds to adjust parts.Although some people don't like it, I have had good results with it. I also Plastruct orange and white label cements,as well as Ambroid Pro Weld (which is as fast and as strong as Tenax-but you get more for your money), as well as CA cement (esp. gap filling).
 
Vince Altiere
 

In a message dated 5/30/2016 11:38:18 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, STMFC@... writes:


Has anyone recently bought plastic solvent cement that isn't too fast to evaporate?

I bought white label plastruct solvent cement which doesn't gack up the brush like orange label, but it dries so fast that the brush is frequently dry before it hits the model.

Currently sold Duco cement is also lightening quick to dry.

In their zeal to eliminate unfriendly chemicals from the environment, the government has eliminated many products that work, replaced by products that barely work at all.


Ed Mines


Re: plastic solvent cements - again

Jared Harper
 

I do not think anything could be better than good old MEK.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


---In STMFC@..., <sullivant41@...> wrote :

Hi Ed,

I still like Testor's Plastic Cement.  It has a decent working time, and I use it 95% of the time in assembling plastic models and parts.  It actually can be used to clean brushes that have paint or plastic residue on them.  The only downside is that it stinks (by design).

Todd Sullivan
Liverpool, NY


Re: plastic solvent cements - again

Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Ed,

I still like Testor's Plastic Cement.  It has a decent working time, and I use it 95% of the time in assembling plastic models and parts.  It actually can be used to clean brushes that have paint or plastic residue on them.  The only downside is that it stinks (by design).

Todd Sullivan
Liverpool, NY


plastic solvent cements - again

ed_mines
 

Has anyone recently bought plastic solvent cement that isn't too fast to evaporate?

I bought white label plastruct solvent cement which doesn't gack up the brush like orange label, but it dries so fast that the brush is frequently dry before it hits the model.

Currently sold Duco cement is also lightening quick to dry.

In their zeal to eliminate unfriendly chemicals from the environment, the government has eliminated many products that work, replaced by products that barely work at all.


Ed Mines


Re: NYCSHS Central Headlight 2nd Qtr 2016 - NYC Automobile Cars 1916-1953

Fran Giacoma
 

In reply to my inquiry on modeling the subject cars, Ben Hom asked "Which cars?" and provided great pictures.

My response: Any of them would be acceptable. 

Thanks.
Fran Giacoma


Re: NYCSHS Central Headlight 2nd Qtr 2016 - NYC Automobile Cars 1916-1953

riverman_vt@...
 

Hello Ben, 

    Thanks very much for posting the three NYC auto-box photos. Is #56000 a rebuild of one of the type
initially constructed as double sheathed cars from 1916? Can't believe it was built in 1917 in a form as
shown. Presumedly #63149 is a second rebuild of the #56000 style to gain an extra 6 in. in height and
the #70000 series were constructed new in late 1947 to replace older cars with the 10 ft. 6 in. IH. I'm
wondering if the #70000 type might be kitbashed from a C&BT car and will have to check my stock of
same. The car is new enough so it would not even need any weathering for my 1948 modeling period! 
The air reservoir on #70000 is clearly visible below the end of the righthand door but the three dark
spots to the left of it make me think they might be tubes for tie down chains. with three on each side 
of the car. Can you enlighten me on this and the type of ends used on these cars? 

    I find the #63149 interesting for what appears to be a more substantial, or rugged, method of 
extending the roof than that seen on the Santa Fe cars like those offered in the Westerfield line 
which I raised a question about a few weeks ago.

Thanks again, Don Valentine


---In STMFC@..., <b.hom@...> wrote :

Fran Giacoma asked:
"Enjoyed the subject article and would like to add a car to run on my HO 1956 B&O Shenandoah SD layout. I'd like to model the later (1940's) all steel, 40' car. What HO car would be a good starting point?"

Which cars?  The Spec 953A/Lot 760-B cars:
 


Re: NYCSHS Central Headlight 2nd Qtr 2016 - NYC Automobile Cars 1916-1953

Benjamin Hom
 

Fran Giacoma asked:
"Enjoyed the subject article and would like to add a car to run on my HO 1956 B&O Shenandoah SD layout. I'd like to model the later (1940's) all steel, 40' car. What HO car would be a good starting point?"

Which cars?  The Spec 953A/Lot 760-B cars:


Re: Request for help on new project-ACF 40 boxcar with Car-builders roof

O Fenton Wells
 

Bless you or great sage!!!!   ;>)

On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 12:17 PM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Patience Grasshopper, I am pretty sure these are in the works from one of our Resin purveyors.

Bill Welch




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Re: Request for help on new project-ACF 40 boxcar with Car-builders roof

Bill Welch
 

Patience Grasshopper, I am pretty sure these are in the works from one of our Resin purveyors.

Bill Welch


Re: FW: Just A Common Soldier

Robert Deis
 

THANK YOU ever so much Mr. Rich Yoder for posting this video,  It is truly sad how the veterans are just set aside by so many and not given a moments thought. Who would defend our country? Surley not these people who do not have a few minutes time to respect those who gave all. REST IN PEACE VETERANS. Remember "ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL.
Robert Deis
UNITED STATE NAVY


Request for help on new project-ACF 40 boxcar with Car-builders roof

O Fenton Wells
 

HO scale, 40 ft boxcar.  Does anyone make an ACF Car-builders roof for this car?  I seem to imagine an old AHM car with that but my brain is very suspect.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

Fenton Wells


Re: Georgia & Florida resin bash from F&C kits on ebay

riverman_vt@...
 




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

A 'wrecker' car, maybe?  Already had discussions in years past about Ga & Fla's SOO sawtooth car and there are a few others like a DS USRA boxcar.


That said, conclusion on the Ga & Fla Facebook group is that it's a foobie.


Ben Scanlon

London, UK




     The Rutland had a "wrecker" car as well, an ex-CNR single sheathed car that Dennis Storzek used

to offer a kit for and used as the basis for the #4000 series Accuraul cars. The prototype went off the

joint CV-Rutland Rouses Point Trestle across the north end of Lake Champlain and spent a year under

water with one of the 2-8-2's before finally being rescued intact. It was taken to Rutland, run through the

car and paint shops and emerged as a newly painted #7999, the only car in that series. In this case,

however, it was also listed in the ORER's and survived until the end of the Rutland and then some. IF

the GA & FLA car were not a "foobie" I would expect it could be found in an ORER as well. Like others,

I could not find anything close to the car on eBay in either my Jan. 1938 or April 1948 ORER's. Makes

one wonder who the two characters are that have bid this no prototype model up to $155. P.T. Barnum

is alive and well!


Cordially, Don Valentine



Re: Georgia & Florida resin bash from F&C kits on ebay

riverman_vt@...
 




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

AFAIK Don none of their decals are available any longer. The decals in question are probably from Sunshine.

Bill Welch

  
    Thank you Bill. That's what I was afraid of.

Don Valentine


NERPM next weekend in Connecticut

Dave Owens
 

Hello all:

NERPM is next weekend, June 3-4, in Enfield, Conn.

We have more than 50 clinics and programs scheduled on Friday and
Saturday, along with a large model display and vendors.

The clinic list is on our website under links.

We have layout open houses on Sunday.

There are three op sessions on Thursday for early arrivers.

We hope you'll join us.

Meet information is here: www.nerpm.org

Thanks,

Dave Owens
West Hartford, Conn.


Re: NYCSHS Central Headlight 2nd Qtr 2016 - NYC Automobile Cars 1916

Fran Giacoma
 

Enjoyed the subject article and would like to add a car to run on my HO 1956 B&O Shenandoah SD layout. I'd like to model the later (1940's) all steel, 40' car. What HO car would be a good starting point?

Thanks.

Fran Giacoma


Re: Georgia & Florida resin bash from F&C kits on ebay

Benjamin Scanlon
 

A 'wrecker' car, maybe?  Already had discussions in years past about Ga & Fla's SOO sawtooth car and there are a few others like a DS USRA boxcar.


That said, conclusion on the Ga & Fla Facebook group is that it's a foobie.


Ben Scanlon

London, UK

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