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Re: Ambroid cement

Charles Peck
 

I guess that in the last hour every last tube has been bought.
Both sizes bring me an "out of stock" notice.
Has anyone here actually bought a tube from Des Plaines today?
Chuck Peck in FL

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM, Jon Miller atsfus@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

On 6/8/2016 1:57 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:
I have no doubt that a hobby shop somewhere has it in stock (just like the 40 year old Ambroid kits), but most of the listings I see mention it is unavailable or discontinued. Shipping is usually $8 which can be expensive for a $5 tube of glue.

    A tenth of a second at Des Plaines Hobbies.  Looks like the same old stuff but agree that shipping is high.  It's high for everything now days.

AMB101 CEMENT 1.8 OZ TUBE
$3.40   
add to basket
AMB102 CEMENT 3.2 OZ TUBE
$5.08   
add to basket
AMB126 SE-CUR-IT GLUE
$2.45   
add to basket
AMB1511 ORIGINAL LIQUID CEMENT 1OZ
$2.22   
add to basket
AMB157 Fas N All Adhesive/Sealant
$2.85


--
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS



Re: Truck mounting

Bill Vaughn
 

A small drop of ACC will perform as well and can be removed easily.

Bill Vaughn


Re: Fw: Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

mopacfirst
 

My fault, I wasn't specific enough.

I meant the post-59 S&T scheme with the 8' circle-cross.

By the way, Mask Island Decals makes this scheme, only problem being the herald is 8'-6" so not right for either typical 40' nor typical 50'.

Ron Merrick.


Re: Ambroid cement

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 6/8/2016 1:57 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:
I have no doubt that a hobby shop somewhere has it in stock (just like the 40 year old Ambroid kits), but most of the listings I see mention it is unavailable or discontinued. Shipping is usually $8 which can be expensive for a $5 tube of glue.

    A tenth of a second at Des Plaines Hobbies.  Looks like the same old stuff but agree that shipping is high.  It's high for everything now days.

AMB101 CEMENT 1.8 OZ TUBE
$3.40   
AMB102 CEMENT 3.2 OZ TUBE
$5.08   
AMB126 SE-CUR-IT GLUE
$2.45   
AMB1511 ORIGINAL LIQUID CEMENT 1OZ
$2.22   
AMB157 Fas N All Adhesive/Sealant
$2.85


-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Ambroid cement

ed_mines
 

I have no doubt that a hobby shop somewhere has it in stock (just like the 40 year old Ambroid kits), but most of the listings I see mention it is unavailable or discontinued. Shipping is usually $8 which can be expensive for a $5 tube of glue.


Does anyone know who has it in stock now?


If it is being made it may be a "new & improved" faster drying version.


There may be other types of glues (ACC, white glue, plastic welding glue) sold under the Ambroid name.


Ed Mines



Re: Ambroid cement

Charles Peck
 

And what search terms did you use to find it on Amazon?
Ambroid cement brought up lots of products, but none of them were Ambroid cement.
At least it didn't for me.
Chuck Peck in FL

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Mike Bauers mwbauers55@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Ed and guys.....

Do not worry so.

It is in regular production and after a bit of searching on Google if nowhere else, you can find it in micro-seconds for sale, fresh on shelves all around the place.

If the local hardware or artists supply stores don't have it, you can order it from the online hobby shops or even Amazon.com.

The guy on eBay overpaid, those same tubes sell for a bit over $3 each today from online sources.

When the topic came up a day or so ago, I looked online and found it easily in a great many places. It's also in most of the hardware stores and artist supply stores around me as well as in the hobby shops.

Mike Bauers


On Jun 8, 2016, at 9:51 AM, "ed_mines@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

A box (12 tubes) of Ambroid cement sold for $133 on ebay. Guess I'm not the only one who misses it,


Ed Mines



ATSF tank car Tk-L

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

    While discussing why we don't have models available of Tk-Ls with another modeler I received my Warbonnet.  In the pictures of the roundhouse area (pages 24-25) I noticed what appears to be Tk-Ls.  It's a SWAG but because of the dome size the bottom picture shows maybe 3 or more and the top picture at least one.

    So, it's appears if Tk-Ls were available a ATSF modeler, of our time frame, should have a few.  Manufactures/Importers???????????????? 

    I know about the DP $300+ one if you can find one.  I'm thinking lower cost.


-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Looking for RESIN

Mansell Peter Hambly
 

I have two of the Norwest Kits you're looking for, namely, kits 109 and 111. Can you please contact me off list to finalize.Thank you.

Mansell Peter Hambly
COQUITLAM, B.C.



From: "Schleigh Mike mike_schleigh@... [STMFC]"
To: "yahoogroups"
Sent: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:04:24 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Looking for RESIN

 

Hello Steam Era Model Railroaders!

I would like to have one or more of the following one Sunshine and five Norwest kits.  I will pay reasonable and fair value for same.

Sunshine Models  #65.1  Single Sheathed Boxcar  ----  NP 14500-999, 20000-499 series w/ NP proprietary roof,
D'naught ends, "A" lumber door, 1932-60s decals

Also the following Norwest SUF reefer kits  ----
 
107 GTW 206900-206999 wood freight reefer
108 CN 207000-series wood freight reefer
109 CP 284414-288477 wood freight reefer
111 CP 288750-289399 wood freight reefer
113 NP 90000-90999 wood freight reefer

Please respond off-line  ----  [mike_schleigh@...]

Thank you!    Mike Schleigh  Grove City, Penna.



new video

Allen Montgomery <sandbear75@...>
 


Re: Looking for RESIN

dale florence <dwwesley@...>
 

I have three of these kits, CN 207000, GTW 206999 and NP 9000. I don't have the instruction sheet for the NP car.


From: Schleigh Mike mike_schleigh@... [STMFC] ;
To: yahoogroups ;
Subject: [STMFC] Looking for RESIN
Sent: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 3:04:24 PM



Hello Steam Era Model Railroaders!

I would like to have one or more of the following one Sunshine and five Norwest kits.  I will pay reasonable and fair value for same.

Sunshine Models  #65.1  Single Sheathed Boxcar  ----  NP 14500-999, 20000-499 series w/ NP proprietary roof,
D'naught ends, "A" lumber door, 1932-60s decals

Also the following Norwest SUF reefer kits  ----
 
107 GTW 206900-206999 wood freight reefer
108 CN 207000-series wood freight reefer
109 CP 284414-288477 wood freight reefer
111 CP 288750-289399 wood freight reefer
113 NP 90000-90999 wood freight reefer

Please respond off-line  ----  [mike_schleigh@...]

Thank you!    Mike Schleigh  Grove City, Penna.



You Tube videos

Allen Montgomery <sandbear75@...>
 

Howdy folks!
I have been having fun with a new camcorder. So, I decided to dump some videos on you tube to let you know what I've been up to, if your interested. Search for Allen Scott Montgomery on you tube. Sorry, I'm not savvy enough to know how to link it. There's a little bit for steam or diesel fans, with more to come.
Allen


Re: Ambroid cement

mwbauers
 

Ed and guys.....

Do not worry so.

It is in regular production and after a bit of searching on Google if nowhere else, you can find it in micro-seconds for sale, fresh on shelves all around the place.

If the local hardware or artists supply stores don't have it, you can order it from the online hobby shops or even Amazon.com.

The guy on eBay overpaid, those same tubes sell for a bit over $3 each today from online sources.

When the topic came up a day or so ago, I looked online and found it easily in a great many places. It's also in most of the hardware stores and artist supply stores around me as well as in the hobby shops.

Mike Bauers


On Jun 8, 2016, at 9:51 AM, "ed_mines@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

A box (12 tubes) of Ambroid cement sold for $133 on ebay. Guess I'm not the only one who misses it,


Ed Mines


Looking for RESIN

Schleigh Mike
 

Hello Steam Era Model Railroaders!

I would like to have one or more of the following one Sunshine and five Norwest kits.  I will pay reasonable and fair value for same.

Sunshine Models  #65.1  Single Sheathed Boxcar  ----  NP 14500-999, 20000-499 series w/ NP proprietary roof,
D'naught ends, "A" lumber door, 1932-60s decals

Also the following Norwest SUF reefer kits  ----
 
107 GTW 206900-206999 wood freight reefer
108 CN 207000-series wood freight reefer
109 CP 284414-288477 wood freight reefer
111 CP 288750-289399 wood freight reefer
113 NP 90000-90999 wood freight reefer

Please respond off-line  ----  [mike_schleigh@...]

Thank you!    Mike Schleigh  Grove City, Penna.


Ambroid cement

ed_mines
 

A box (12 tubes) of Ambroid cement sold for $133 on ebay. Guess I'm not the only one who misses it,


Ed Mines


Re: Truck mounting

riverman_vt@...
 




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

I place a drop of carpenters' yellow glue (aliphatic resin for our UK readers) on the tip of the screw before inserting it into a tapped truck screw hole in the bolster.  The glue sets in the hole, filling the void between threads and locking it in place regardless of where it is driven.  The screw can be withdrawn easily if needed.

Steve Lucas 

Hi Steve,

    And that method works better than Locktite, which sometimes works too well!

Cordially,  Don Valentine



Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

peteraue
 

Michael,
you may also also take a good look at the ends of the side sills and the sill steps. You'll need to cut off a piece of the side sill and replace the sill steps with more appropriate ones. I've always felt that the injection molded running boards on the IM and Red Caboose 40' boxcars are rather poor and have been replacing them on my cars with laser cut running boards and photo-etched RB support brackets.
Peter Aue


Fw: Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

John Barry
 




Ron,

Missed the second half of your question, Yes, Intermountain has offered several variations of the S&T slogan cars.  I just haven't paid too much attention as they post date my 44-45 modelling era.
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736



From: John Barry
To: "STMFC@..."
Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

Ron,

By circle-cross do you mean the plain pre-map scheme with the 3 foot herald or the post S&T large circle cross?  Lots of the cars of the cars survived past 59 to wear the large cross.  Since the Bx-37s started delivery in 42, none of them came in the pre-map scheme and all were delivered in a straight map scheme, then repainted in S&T after 47 or large Circle Cross after 59.  
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736





From: "ron.merrick@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:44 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

 
New question:  Has this car ever been offered in circle-cross?  Even as a kit, back when they used to do such things?  And I don't mean the current 46023, which isn't even the same car and has the post-S&T scheme which I doubt very many of these cars carried.

I don't recall ever having seen the Bx-37 or -43 offered in S&T.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Ron Merrick







Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

John Barry
 

And over 2000 of those nearly 5000 cars survived to the 70s past the end of this list, but would surely had more than a few of them repainted in the Large Circle Cross introduced in 1959.
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736



From: "Michael Gross ActorMichaelGross@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:29 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

 
According to the Santa Fe live freight car index, there were almost 5000 of these still in existence in 1959, so many would have received the Ship and Travel repaint beginning in 1947.



Re: Different terms for the same thing ...Friction and other types of bearings

Nolan Hinshaw
 

On Jun 5, 2016, at 7:56 PM, 'Mike Brock' brockm@... [STMFC] wrote:

{bearably decent treatise on terminology appreciated and trimmed]

BTW, for what its worth, the term "Turnout" is NOT a model railroad term. In
a book titled "Elements of Railroad Track and Construction", published in
1915, there is a chapter titled "Circular Turnouts" and another: "Practical
Turnouts".
See also "Track and Turnout Engineering" by C. M. Kurtz, a 1945 edition
from Simmons-Boardman of which is in my personal library.
--
Nolan Hinshaw, San Francisco
Perpetrating model railroads intermittently since 1956
"Not only is it not right, it's not even wrong!"
From Wolfgang Pauli, perpetrator of the Pauli Exclusion Principle


Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

John Barry
 

Micheal,

The IM roof is basically correct, but not as well executed as the Red Caboose version.  

 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736



From: "ActorMichaelGross@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

 
Thank you, John.  I don't mind tweaking ladders, brake reservoir, even adding a Royal F brake regulator as long as the main parts of the car—sides, end, and roof—are correct.  If they have the correct W-section curved corners, and 5/5 dreadnaught ends, I might compromise on the roof.  Your comment about Red Caboose suggests that the IM car does NOT have the correct raised panel roof.

Sure appreciate the information, John.

Cheers!

Michael Gross
Los Angeles, CA


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