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Looking for a few Sunshine kits.

npin53
 

I am interested in buying, for a reasonable price, any of the following kits.


Sunshine #49.1 or 49.3 C&NW, 1923-25 & 1927 modernized USRA clone boxcars

Sunshine #39.1, 39.2, 39.3 SLSF, 147000-149499, 16000-163999 narrow board 8'6" IH Howe truss boxcars

Sunshine #103.8, 103.9 GM&O, 7500 series 10'3" IH Mather boxcar

F&C,  Kit 508 - New Haven Class NE Caboose with Decals

 

Aaron Gjermundson



Re: PRR X29D

SUVCWORR@...
 

How far do you want to back date them?   The X29D was built between 1952 and 1956 with new bodies on the old frames.  They had three P&L during the time frame covered by this list.

Circle Keystone 1952 - January 1954
Shadow Keystone with calendar lettering these were only applied to cars built between January 1954 and July 1954.
Shadow Keystone with the more common standard lettering post August 1954

Variations in the roof depended entirely on when built and who supplied the roof for the particular car.  These cars did not undergo rebuilding during the time of this list


Rich Orr




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Hi All,

Looking at the F&C and WrightTrak models. Can the WrightTrak model be back dated by simply changing the lettering using the Mount Vernon Shops decals? Any thoughts on either model would be appreciated. Thanks

Jeff Drennan



Re: [resinfreightcars] Contact number for Sunshine Models

John F. Cizmar
 

Thanks to all who responded.  FWIW, I just wanted to check to see if she had received my check.  No hurry, the decals were for my inventory.
John Cizmar



From: "'Eric Hansmann' eric@... [STMFC]"
To: resinfreightcars@...
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Sent: Friday, November 4, 2016 9:29 AM
Subject: [STMFC] RE: [resinfreightcars] Contact number for Sunshine Models

 
As a correction, Resin Car Works is not selling Sunshine Models decals. We used our blog to post a notice that Tricia Lofton found a bunch of Sunshine decals and would like to sell them off. Resin Car Works was a conduit for the announcement and have no further business connection.
 
 
Based upon the number of blog hits, Tricia Lofton may have received many more orders to fulfill than she expected. It’s been a number of years since she has fulfilled orders and other activities may be filling her time. Please be patient.
 
If you recall, it was often six months before Sunshine fulfilled kit orders. If your check has not cleared then your order has not been processed yet. Calling to check on your order or to complain will only slow down the processes on all the other orders.
 
 
Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy
 
 
 
 

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Sunshine has been out of business for a couple of years.
 
Frank Hodina of Resin Cars Works is selling a limited number of Sunshine's decals.
 
Jim Hayes
 
On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 2:55 PM, 'John F. Cizmar' jfcizmar1966@... [resinfreightcars] <resinfreightcars@...> wrote:
 
Does anyone have a phone number for Sunshine Models?  I'd like to check on the status of my decal order.
John Cizmar
 




Re: [resinfreightcars] Contact number for Sunshine Models

Eric Hansmann
 

As a correction, Resin Car Works is not selling Sunshine Models decals. We used our blog to post a notice that Tricia Lofton found a bunch of Sunshine decals and would like to sell them off. Resin Car Works was a conduit for the announcement and have no further business connection.

 

 

Based upon the number of blog hits, Tricia Lofton may have received many more orders to fulfill than she expected. It’s been a number of years since she has fulfilled orders and other activities may be filling her time. Please be patient.

 

If you recall, it was often six months before Sunshine fulfilled kit orders. If your check has not cleared then your order has not been processed yet. Calling to check on your order or to complain will only slow down the processes on all the other orders.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy

 

 

 

 


From: resinfreightcars@... [mailto:resinfreightcars@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2016 4:06 PM
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Sunshine has been out of business for a couple of years.

 

Frank Hodina of Resin Cars Works is selling a limited number of Sunshine's decals.

 

Jim Hayes

 

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 2:55 PM, 'John F. Cizmar' jfcizmar1966@... [resinfreightcars] <resinfreightcars@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have a phone number for Sunshine Models?  I'd like to check on the status of my decal order.

John Cizmar

 



Re: thinning acrylics

Clark Propst
 


View on www.dickblick.com http://www.dickblick.com/categories/gouache/
Bill Welch

 
I took a series of photos as a tutorial of Jason Klocke using this medium sold at Hobby Lobby under the Van Gogh label. A versatile and forgiving product.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa
 
 


Re: PRR X29D

jdcellarmod@...
 

Hi All,


Looking at the F&C and WrightTrak models. Can the WrightTrak model be back dated by simply changing the lettering using the Mount Vernon Shops decals? Any thoughts on either model would be appreciated. Thanks


Jeff Drennan


GN 30000 AB Brake Detail

radiodial868
 

I'm building 4 Sunshine 77.2 and 77.3 Great Northern 30000 and 31000 series boxcars, and supposedly when the AB brakes were installed in the 1930's, the AB Controller and Airtank were put next to each other (not inline) on the same side of the underframe - the same side as the brake rod to the truck.  Kit Instructions indicate they were outboard of each other, with the controller near the sideframe.  This is one of those kits were the instructions are pretty vague.

For the life of me, I don't see how that can be done and still get the brake rod in there. No books I have show the underframes of these DS and SS boxcars. Anyone have a image or layout or words of wisdom?

RJ Dial

Burlingame, CA


Contact number for Sunshine Models

John F. Cizmar
 

Does anyone have a phone number for Sunshine Models?  I'd like to check on the status of my decal order.
John Cizmar


Re: Funaro and Camerlengo e-mail address

jczzo126 CocuzzaT
 

I used the address from their website, but it took several tries to get it through. I am on Gmail, and sometimes incoming and outgoing mails don't get through. But it did finally, Sharon graciously replied and brought my order to Timonium for me.

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 2:03 PM, repairman87@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

I have used the Contact us page on their website and Sharon answered.


Scott McDonald



Re: thinning acrylics

Jared Harper
 



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

Jared Harper
Athens, GA

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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

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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



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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

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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


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@... [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



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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









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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@... [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

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