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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

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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


Richard F. (Dick) Dermody

Don Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hi folks,

     I was going to send this note only to Mike Brock when it dawned on me that several on the STMFC might 
operate or own groups such as this that Dick Dermody subscribed to. Unfortunately we lost Dick on 15 August 
quite unexpectedly. His widow, Carole, is now doing her best to end all the emails he receives from various groups 
and has asked if I could help her with the railroad groups. Dick's server is now plugged with over 10,000
messages and it is a headache for Carole. I have already spoken with Tom Madden to delete Dick from the 
PCL and presume Mike will do the same with the STMFC once this message has been seen. If any of the rest 
of you have Dick as a subscriber to a group you manage please delete him to assist. 

    Dick's next oldest brother, Chris, and I have been helping Carole divest of Dick's model railroad gear. Once 
a group has been sorted I have been listing lots on eBay or similar items. You will find a number of freight cars
listed now under my stjlc40 heading should you be interested. I'm sure there will still be a lot available by the
time of te Amherst Rwy. Soc. show on 28 & 29 January as well.

My best, Don Valentine


Re: PFE Reefer In Canada

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Bob,

The car with the supposedly blank sides is PFE 6334, an R-30-2 from series 4705-6600 built by AC&F in 1907. It is coupled to PFE 4174, another R-30-2 from series 1701-4600, also built by AC&F in 1907. See page 71 of Tony's PFE book (2nd ed.)

Likely the lettering disappeared because the orthochromatic emulsion on the plate (from the sharpness I assume this was a large glass plate negative) was not sensitive to oranges and yellows, rendering the car side almost the same dark tone as the lettering. I can barely see the ghost image of "VENTILATED" to the right of the door.

Neat photo.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


On 11/1/16 12:31 PM, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

Below is a link to a picture of a PFE reefer in Canada, courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives.

 

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

 

Click on the "Open in full size" button and click again on the photo to enlarge it to its maximum size.

 

I can't quite make out the car number on the end and the lettering on the car side appears to be completely obliterated.

 

Does anyone know what class of PFE reefer this is?

 

Thanks.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



Re: thinning acrylics

Nelson Moyer
 

Since there’s no hobby shop carrying model railroad inventory in my area, I’ve been ordering all of my model railroad supplies from HO Hobbies since Youngwood Model Railroad Supply closed. Bill gives a good discount (typically 25%) and the turnaround is pretty fast for in stock items if you use PayPal (longer if personal check, not credit cards). Of course, you have to plan ahead ; )

Nelson Moyer

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 9:04 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: thinning acrylics


Guess I didn’t say I bought a 1/2 oz bottle of Model Master acrylic. These ‘additives’ you talk of? Are they available at Hobby Lobby? Closest hobby shop with a good paint selection is 2 1/2 hrs away.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


PFE Reefer In Canada

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Below is a link to a picture of a PFE reefer in Canada, courtesy of the Toronto Public Library Archives.

 

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

 

Click on the "Open in full size" button and click again on the photo to enlarge it to its maximum size.

 

I can't quite make out the car number on the end and the lettering on the car side appears to be completely obliterated.

 

Does anyone know what class of PFE reefer this is?

 

Thanks.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: thinning acrylics

Bill Welch
 

Clark they may be.

Golden also has Airbrush Medium: Golden Airbrush Mediums - BLICK art materials

 Liquitex Airbrush Medium - BLICK art materials

I 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
 

Guess I didn’t say I bought a 1/2 oz bottle of Model Master acrylic. These ‘additives’ you talk of? Are they available at Hobby Lobby? Closest hobby shop with a good paint selection is 2 1/2 hrs away.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: [EXTERNAL] Gondolas in Scrap tin service

vapeurchapelon
 

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? You may very well have seen the very last of them! To me, it is so unfortunate that none of these very interesting freight cars has been saved despite their long lives (let alone a whole train for photo excursions... ;-))
 
Best Regards
 
Johannes
 
Gesendet: Montag, 31. Oktober 2016 um 15:36 Uhr
Von: "Mike Bauers mwbauers55@... [STMFC]"
An: STMFC@...
Betreff: Re: [EXTERNAL] [STMFC] Gondolas in Scrap tin service
 

I don’t think this type of modded car was used for scrap steel turnings. Nor tin coated scrap sheets and bits.

 
Some years ago, where I worked was using those big Virginian coal gondolas for hauling shop steel chips and shavings a few miles to the scrap center. You know those very large gondolas with the three axle trucks….
 
One day I was driving near the scrap yard and several hundreds of feet away from it, was one of those scrap loaded gon’s with the back broken on it and the middle of the car sitting on the rails. [envision the chore of emptying that car where it was, then cutting the car up to get rid of it, and then the final clean up of all of the remaining metal chips on the ROW….]
 
Since then, steel scraps have gone out of the complex in relatively smaller truck hauled containers that are about the size of a small school bus.
 
I expect the tin scrap gon’s to be loaded with scrap tin boxes and housings and not denser tin sheet filling up the interior. The cars would break up from loads that completely filled the cars if it was mostly piles of steel sheets or scrap cuttings.
 
Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi
 

On Oct 31, 2016, at 8:08 AM, 'Gatwood, Elden  wrote:
 
Brad; 

PRR had scrap gons in subclass G22C used out of Baltimore, IIRC, for use taking shavings to scrap users. They had side extensions made of wood, with interior vertical steel channels to hold the whole thing together. Grabs were added to reach full height, and the brake gear extended and platform raised. 

Elden Gatwood 

 


Re: PENNSYLVANIA X-26 BOXCAR PHOTOS

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,

The PRRPro site is not the problem.  Mr. Pardie apparently clicked on a site, returned by a search engine, that he thought was PRRPro.  That site appears to have been something like a ransomware site.  The actual PRRPro site is functioning and is not triggering any sort of "computer compromise" (except if you think using Yahoo is a compromise... ).

The PRRPro group's current project is the X26 (no dashes) and the group can be safely reached at: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/PRRPro

Regards
Bruce
Bruce Smith, PRRPro listmeister

 

 


Sunshine 64.18

Fred Jansz
 

Hi all,
when you realize you're never going to build that old Sunshine 64.18 kit of WP's 14000-series box car sitting on that shelf... please think about me. Thanks!
best regards,
Fred Jansz



Re: Lettering removal for Kadee freight car models

Tim O'Connor
 


I have not tried to remove any on a Kadee car, but if I were worried I'd
mask the area with tape first, then apply a paper towel wet with Solvaset
(but not dripping) over the spot and let it sit overnight.

Tim O'


Has anyone successfully removed the lettering from a Kadee freight car
model without damaging the paint underneath. Just wondering which of the
various lettering removal methods is best to use on Kadee's models.

Regards,

Robert Bogie


Lettering removal for Kadee freight car models

robertb@smartchat.net.au
 

Has anyone successfully removed the lettering from a Kadee freight car model without damaging the paint underneath. Just wondering which of the various lettering removal methods is best to use on Kadee's models.

Regards,

Robert Bogie


Re: PENNSYLVANIA X-26 BOXCAR PHOTOS

pennsylvania1954
 

Hi Bill--The Photo section on PRRPro is still available.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL

47041 - 47060 of 192663