Date   

Re: thinning acrylics

Jared Harper
 



Gauche is what you use if you're a lefty.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA

---In STMFC@..., <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote :

Not “gauche.” Gouache.



Gauche may make someone snicker. Look it up.



Schuyler



Dick Blick carries PanPastel, colored pencils, and a variety of products useful for painting and weathering. While not freight car related, gauche is great for mortar effects in plastic brick. It comes in several mortar colors, and it’s the best product I’ve found yet for mortar lines. We have a store in Iowa City because the University of Iowa is located here, and the art department faculty and students are major customers.

Nelson Moyer

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 8:57 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: thinning acrylics


Thanks Bill! I see there’s a store in Iowa City – great for Nelson and two locations in the Twin Cities – closer to me.
I did see one in a shopping complex a couple miles up Naperville Rd from the Isle host hotel while we were eating at the Chilis nearby, but none of those I went to dinner with had heard of the place or had any interest in checking it out.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

included the links so you know what to look for. Both of these companies are well known and respected in the artistic community. Dick Blick is a great source for things that can be used in painting and weathering. We now have one in Tampa.


Bill Welch



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: thinning acrylics

Bill Welch
 

Here is the Dick Blick link that gives us some explanation of "Gouache," the various lines it carries and colour charts for the respective paint lines: Gouache - Art Supplies at BLICK art materials - Art Supply Store

Bill Welch


Re: thinning acrylics

Nelson Moyer
 

Thank you, professor. However it works, it’s good stuff.

Nelson Moyer

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 9:38 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: thinning acrylics



Not “gauche.” Gouache.

Gauche may make someone snicker. Look it up.

Schuyler

Dick Blick carries PanPastel, colored pencils, and a variety of products useful for painting and weathering. While not freight car related, gauche is great for mortar effects in plastic brick. It comes in several mortar colors, and it’s the best product I’ve found yet for mortar lines. We have a store in Iowa City because the University of Iowa is located here, and the art department faculty and students are major customers.

Nelson Moyer

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 8:57 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: thinning acrylics

Thanks Bill! I see there’s a store in Iowa City – great for Nelson and two locations in the Twin Cities – closer to me.
I did see one in a shopping complex a couple miles up Naperville Rd from the Isle host hotel while we were eating at the Chilis nearby, but none of those I went to dinner with had heard of the place or had any interest in checking it out.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

included the links so you know what to look for. Both of these companies are well known and respected in the artistic community. Dick Blick is a great source for things that can be used in painting and weathering. We now have one in Tampa.

Bill Welch


Re: thinning acrylics

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Not “gauche.” Gouache.



Gauche may make someone snicker. Look it up.



Schuyler



Dick Blick carries PanPastel, colored pencils, and a variety of products useful for painting and weathering. While not freight car related, gauche is great for mortar effects in plastic brick. It comes in several mortar colors, and it’s the best product I’ve found yet for mortar lines. We have a store in Iowa City because the University of Iowa is located here, and the art department faculty and students are major customers.

Nelson Moyer

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 8:57 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: thinning acrylics


Thanks Bill! I see there’s a store in Iowa City – great for Nelson and two locations in the Twin Cities – closer to me.
I did see one in a shopping complex a couple miles up Naperville Rd from the Isle host hotel while we were eating at the Chilis nearby, but none of those I went to dinner with had heard of the place or had any interest in checking it out.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

included the links so you know what to look for. Both of these companies are well known and respected in the artistic community. Dick Blick is a great source for things that can be used in painting and weathering. We now have one in Tampa.


Bill Welch



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Allen Ferguson does it right

spsalso
 

I picked up one of the American Model Builders C&O boxcars with the Deco ends.  It came with a decal sheet of rblt repak data (white on blue) and also a larger black on white printed sheet showing same.

I see no hint on who did the decals.

Nice model.


Ed

Edward Sutorik


Allen Ferguson does it right

Jim Hayes
 

My sincere thanks to Allen Ferguson. Every Black Cat decal I've seen includes a black on white illustration of the decal making it much easier to find those pesky little accurately scaled bits of lettering.

I'm currently  decaling a stock car. The decals are white on blue paper. At least they're not white on white. But some of the decals are so small I can't read them even with a lighted magnifying glass.

So, to all you decal makers, please have pity on those of us with older eyes. Emulate Allen Ferguson and include a readable copy of your decals.

Jim Hayes


Re: Cocoa Beach RPM in January

Mikebrock
 

Jeff Aley says:

“ From what I understand, the Cocoa Beach Hilton was unaffected by the storm. I’m not aware of any of the local favorite restaurants that were impacted, either.”

Jeff is correct. The Hilton at Cocoa Beach suffered no damage with the exception of one air conditioning unit which used to reside on the roof. I speculate that it is now on the Melbourne Airport Hilton’s roof. Well, something landed on that roof during the storm. We were occupying the 8th floor at the time and….The beach hotels had to evacuate so we camped out in the Melbourne Hilton. They get credit, they let people bring their dogs. It was like going to a dog show. Anyhow, some people believe that A/c unit is somewhere on Merritt Island. Anyhow, it has been replaced.

Jeff continues with:

“ I expect you will NOT hear from Mike regarding other accommodations in the area, because we want to encourage people to stay at the Hilton.”

Well, I did check and every hotel between Port Canaveral and Melbourne Beach were swept out to sea…some coming ashore in Ireland. And, the same goes for all restaurants. Well, I’m just trying to fit into the election season…heh. Heh…Wonder if anyone from the FBI is…

“ As others pointed out, the Prototype Rails benefits (like most meets) by selling “room nights”. If we don’t sell room nights, then the hotel charges us more for the facilities (ballroom, clinic rooms, etc.). And if the hotel charges us more for the facilities, guess what? – we have to pass along the higher costs to the attendees in the form of higher registration charges.”

So, by staying at the Hilton, you help keep the registration down to $35.”

All true. One yr we had a vendor that intended to stay down the road somewhere and wanted to know the cost of a table. I said, $5 thousand.

Oh well,

Mike Brock



Regards,



-Jeff









From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 5:01 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Cocoa Beach RPM in January





Mike:



What is the situation in Cocoa Beach following Hurricane Matthew? I know many of the hotels beachside in Daytona took a beating. I assume the Hilton is OK, but how about the hotels/motels I can afford? I usually stay at the Motel 6 up closer to Canaveral. Also, what about the eateries in the area? I plan on being there this year but want to know what I am facing as far as accommodations are concerned.



-- John


Re: thinning acrylics

Douglas Harding
 

Clark, while there is not a Dick Blick’s store in Ames, there are several stores in Ames that carry art supplies, including the acrylic medium Bill mentioned. Liquitex has been around the for long time, I remember it from my college days. Have you check Hobby Lobby? They carry it. As does Jo-Ann Fabrics. Both of which are in the Mason City area. You have to think outside the box sometimes on this stuff.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: thinning acrylics

Bill Welch
 

Yes, there is a Dick Blick near our Lisle hotel. There is also one not difficult to get to in Saint Louis for those going to Collinsville RPM. I hit it last year coming from the airport. Their website is one of the best.

Bill Welch


Re: Cocoa Beach RPM in January

Aley, Jeff A
 

John,

 

                From what I understand, the Cocoa Beach Hilton was unaffected by the storm.  I’m not aware of any of the local favorite restaurants that were impacted, either.

 

                I expect you will NOT hear from Mike regarding other accommodations in the area, because we want to encourage people to stay at the Hilton.  As others pointed out, the Prototype Rails benefits (like most meets) by selling “room nights”.  If we don’t sell room nights, then the hotel charges us more for the facilities (ballroom, clinic rooms, etc.).  And if the hotel charges us more for the facilities, guess what? – we have to pass along the higher costs to the attendees in the form of higher registration charges.

                So, by staying at the Hilton, you help keep the registration down to $35.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 5:01 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Cocoa Beach RPM in January

 

 

Mike:

 

What is the situation in Cocoa Beach following Hurricane Matthew?  I know many of the hotels beachside in Daytona took a beating.  I assume the Hilton is OK, but how about the hotels/motels I can afford?  I usually stay at the Motel 6 up closer to Canaveral.  Also, what about the eateries in the area?  I plan on being there this year but want to know what I am facing as far as accommodations are concerned.

 

-- John


Re: thinning acrylics

Nelson Moyer
 

Dick Blick carries PanPastel, colored pencils, and a variety of products useful for painting and weathering. While not freight car related, gauche is great for mortar effects in plastic brick. It comes in several mortar colors, and it’s the best product I’ve found yet for mortar lines. We have a store in Iowa City because the University of Iowa is located here, and the art department faculty and students are major customers.

Nelson Moyer

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2016 8:57 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: thinning acrylics


Thanks Bill! I see there’s a store in Iowa City – great for Nelson and two locations in the Twin Cities – closer to me.
I did see one in a shopping complex a couple miles up Naperville Rd from the Isle host hotel while we were eating at the Chilis nearby, but none of those I went to dinner with had heard of the place or had any interest in checking it out.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

included the links so you know what to look for. Both of these companies are well known and respected in the artistic community. Dick Blick is a great source for things that can be used in painting and weathering. We now have one in Tampa.


Bill Welch


Re: thinning acrylics

anthony wagner
 

I was going to suggest an artist supply store as a place for acrylic supplies. I use Liquitex airbrush thinner and a drop or two of their flow aid to thin acryic paint. Works well. Tony Wagner


On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:16 AM, "aschneiderjr@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Although the Dick Blick store in Wheaton, presumably the one you refer to, is a great place to visit, they are also on line and advertise flat rate shipping.

http://www.dickblick.com/

Alex Schneider

--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 11/2/16, cepropst@q.com [STMFC] wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Re: thinning acrylics
To: STMFC@...
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 8:56 AM

Thanks Bill! I see there’s a store in Iowa City –
great for Nelson and two
locations in the Twin Cities – closer to me.
I did see one in a shopping complex a couple miles up
Naperville Rd from
the Isle host hotel while we were eating at the Chilis
nearby, but none of those
I went to dinner with had heard of the place or had any
interest in checking it
out.
Clark

Propst
Mason City Iowa
 included the links so
you know what to look for. Both of these companies are well
known and respected
in the artistic community. Dick Blick is a great source for
things that can be
used in painting and weathering. We now have one in Tampa.


Bill
Welch























Re: thinning acrylics

Alexander Schneider Jr
 

Although the Dick Blick store in Wheaton, presumably the one you refer to, is a great place to visit, they are also on line and advertise flat rate shipping.

http://www.dickblick.com/

Alex Schneider

--------------------------------------------

On Wed, 11/2/16, cepropst@q.com [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] Re: thinning acrylics
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 8:56 AM

Thanks Bill! I see there’s a store in Iowa City –
great for Nelson and two
locations in the Twin Cities – closer to me.
I did see one in a shopping complex a couple miles up
Naperville Rd from
the Isle host hotel while we were eating at the Chilis
nearby, but none of those
I went to dinner with had heard of the place or had any
interest in checking it
out.
Clark

Propst
Mason City Iowa
 included the links so
you know what to look for. Both of these companies are well
known and respected
in the artistic community. Dick Blick is a great source for
things that can be
used in painting and weathering. We now have one in Tampa.


Bill
Welch


Re: thinning acrylics

Clark Propst
 

Thanks Bill! I see there’s a store in Iowa City – great for Nelson and two locations in the Twin Cities – closer to me.
I did see one in a shopping complex a couple miles up Naperville Rd from the Isle host hotel while we were eating at the Chilis nearby, but none of those I went to dinner with had heard of the place or had any interest in checking it out.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa
 
included the links so you know what to look for. Both of these companies are well known and respected in the artistic community. Dick Blick is a great source for things that can be used in painting and weathering. We now have one in Tampa.


Bill Welch




Re: [EXTERNAL] Gondolas in Scrap tin service

mwbauers
 

Not there.

This was just a block away from the Milwaukee Ball Park.

I am uncertain of the date... Might be as late as 1990.

I can hunt up my service record and better pin down the year.


Mike Bauers

On Nov 1, 2016, at 8:23 AM, "j.markwart@gmx.net [STMFC]" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hello Mike,

do you are able to precise "some years ago" a little bit? If I am not wrong, some of these "Battleships" were in use until the beginning 1980s at the Northwestern Steel & Wire - was it there and then what you have seen?


Re: Cocoa Beach RPM in January

Charles Hladik
 

John,
 
    I know that it's sometimes financially rough to stay at the host hotel, BUT, many times all of those function rooms that you want to be in are priced according to room nights booked by attendees. Myself, I don't get to the meets, because to me it's like if you can't afford a decent tip, don't eat there!
 
Chuck Hladik
 

In a message dated 11/1/2016 8:01:33 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, STMFC@... writes:
 

Mike:


What is the situation in Cocoa Beach following Hurricane Matthew?  I know many of the hotels beachside in Daytona took a beating.  I assume the Hilton is OK, but how about the hotels/motels I can afford?  I usually stay at the Motel 6 up closer to Canaveral.  Also, what about the eateries in the area?  I plan on being there this year but want to know what I am facing as far as accommodations are concerned.


-- John


Cocoa Beach RPM in January

John Sykes III
 

Mike:


What is the situation in Cocoa Beach following Hurricane Matthew?  I know many of the hotels beachside in Daytona took a beating.  I assume the Hilton is OK, but how about the hotels/motels I can afford?  I usually stay at the Motel 6 up closer to Canaveral.  Also, what about the eateries in the area?  I plan on being there this year but want to know what I am facing as far as accommodations are concerned.


-- John


Re: thinning acrylics

Rob & Bev Manley
 

Clark,

I do the same.

Sincerely,

Rob Manley

Midwest Mod-U-Trak

"Better modeling through personal embarassment"

 

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2016 7:45 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: thinning acrylics

 

 

Clark another option: paint with your usual paints. Then overcoat with Future Floor Finish, which is a clear acrylic that sprays easily. The floor finish will give you the acrylic overcoat you need.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Lots to update

Ted Culotta
 

I have added a new update to the Speedwitch site... a new kit, a new book, many resin parts, and a new decal set.

Cheers,
Ted


Re: PFE Reefer In Canada

Tim O'Connor
 


Bob it's an R-30-2

Tim O'




http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMDC-PICTURES-R-4546&R=DC-PICTURES-R-4546

 
Does anyone know what class of PFE reefer this is?

Bob Chaparro

46961 - 46980 of 192595