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Re: Stripping resin castings

Pierre Oliver
 

Now I'm a tad confused. Are you stripping paint or prepping a new kit?

New kits, other than Sylvan's only require a wash with something like Dawn or Shout to remove mold releases. Sylvan's mold release needs lacquer thinner to remove.


Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 12/31/16 9:54 AM, johnsykesiii@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

Thanks for the heads up.  I was going to use Wash-Away or butyl cellosolve  to prep some resin models for painting.  Sylvan Models recommends Dio-Sol, which doesn't exist any more, so I was trying to find a substitute.  They say mineral spirits is not strong enough.  Am now thinking of using Xylenes (a/k/a Xylol) to remove the mold release prior to painting.  Any other suggestions??  Lacquer thinner?  Last time I did a resin model I painted it with Floquil so I didn't have  any problems with mold release.


-- John


Re: Stripping resin castings

John Sykes III
 

Thanks for the heads up.  I was going to use Wash-Away or butyl cellosolve  to prep some resin models for painting.  Sylvan Models recommends Dio-Sol, which doesn't exist any more, so I was trying to find a substitute.  They say mineral spirits is not strong enough.  Am now thinking of using Xylenes (a/k/a Xylol) to remove the mold release prior to painting.  Any other suggestions??  Lacquer thinner?  Last time I did a resin model I painted it with Floquil so I didn't have  any problems with mold release.

-- John


Re: Stripping resin castings

Benjamin Hom
 

Fred Jansz wrote:
"I'm using Dot3/4 brake fluid. How long it takes depends on the paint. Most of the times works fine. Some acrylic paints are rather stubborn and might take a day or two in the bath."


ON RESIN? I think not. DO NOT USE BRAKE FLUID TO STRIP RESIN. You will end up with a blob instead of kit components or a model.


Ben Hom


Re: Stripping resin castings

Fred Jansz
 

I'm using Dot3/4 brake fluid. How long it takes depends on the paint. Most of the times works fine. Some acrylic paints are rather stubborn and might take a day or two in the bath.
cheers, Fred Jansz


Re: Freight Car Content added for Prototype Rails 2017

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

 
Dr. Mary Pennington indeed was a pioneering woman, professionally well ahead of her time. And she was not shy about getting into the field to do research:

 

 

For a short time she worked with G. Harold Powell, probably the most significant scientific and economic influence on the California citrus industry in the early 1900s. Powell influenced picking and packing practices, right down to tools and work clothing. He served briefly as secretary and general manager of the Citrus Protective League in Los Angeles. In 1912 he became the general manager of the California Fruit Growers Exchange, now known as Sunkist, a position he held until 1922. He also was a frequent lobbyist in Washington.

 

What is the connection? A lesser known fact is that Dr. Mary Pennington was for many years the mistress of G. Harold Powell. The affair was known to his wife and son, resulting in the son writing a mild "tell all book", Portrait of My Father.

   I suppose it is JUST possible that Bill Welch's clinic will not include these details . . .

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






Re: Freight Car Content added for Prototype Rails 2017

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Dr. Mary Pennington indeed was a pioneering woman, professionally well ahead of her time. And she was not shy about getting into the field to do research:

 

http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/archives/image.html?q=Pennington&id=ARCHIVES_20021126009&size=1

 

For a short time she worked with G. Harold Powell, probably the most significant scientific and economic influence on the California citrus industry in the early 1900s. Powell influenced picking and packing practices, right down to tools and work clothing. He served briefly as secretary and general manager of the Citrus Protective League in Los Angeles. In 1912 he became the general manager of the California Fruit Growers Exchange, now known as Sunkist, a position he held until 1922. He also was a frequent lobbyist in Washington.

 

What is the connection? A lesser known fact is that Dr. Mary Pennington was for many years the mistress of G. Harold Powell. The affair was known to his wife and son, resulting in the son writing a mild "tell all book", Portrait of My Father.

 

I bought the book hoping to learn more about the citrus industry and instead discovered a family's dirty linen.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Moderator

Citrus Industry Modeling Group


Re: carbide PCB drills

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 12/30/2016 4:21 PM, gtws00@... [STMFC] wrote:
I picked up a set of #81,82,83,84 and 85 (5 each for 26.85) and some 10 paks of #80 and 79 for 7.50 and 7.00

    I made a mistake on my previous post as Drill Bit City prices are for a 10 pack.  Teach me to read really fast.  Reground are shown on the site.

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


Re: Stripping resin castings

Joseph
 

Joe,
Send it to me. I have a grit blaster booth and can remove paint from resin.
Joe Binish
binish 6 at q period com

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To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 10:36 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Stripping resin castings


Hi all,

While not directly related to steam era freight cars, I'm working on a
project that requires stripping painted resin castings. The castings were
painted with Testor's Spray Enamel. Since a lot of the members here buy and
build resin freight cars, does anyone have a method that works for them. I
tried using Scalecoat II wash Away on some painted resin steps and it caused
the steps to shrivel up and turn rubbery. I'm reluctant to continue trying
to strip the remaining pieces using the Wash Away. Any help would be
appreciated.

Regards,

Joe Melhorn
Sahuarita, AZ





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Re: West Side Belt hoppers

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,

I've looked over the hopper car that is inside the scale house in the image below, and it looks to be a PRR class GLa twin hopper.

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-12-30-16/X1187.jpg

Claus Schlund

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From: "'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@verizon.net [STMFC]" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 6:18 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] West Side Belt hoppers


Eric, the fact that they are "still have their 'new' stenciling" shouldn't
be surprising, as these photos are from the late teens or early 20s. Thanks
for the ID on the WSB reporting marks.
Schuyler
Here's another image from the El-Steamtown collection that was posted today.
http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-12-30-16/X1187.jpg
At the far right is a pair of hoppers marked as WSB. These are West Side
Belt cars from a Pittsburgh area short line that would be folded into the
Pittsburgh & West Virginia. This offers a good view of interesting
Enterprise hopper doors. Note these cars were built in 1917 and still have
their NEW stenciling. Lots of grime is covering this car.
The car ahead of the WSB hoppers looks like it could be a B&O N-10 class
hopper car.
Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX
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Stripping resin castings

Joseph Melhorn
 

Hi all,

While not directly related to steam era freight cars, I'm working on a
project that requires stripping painted resin castings. The castings were
painted with Testor's Spray Enamel. Since a lot of the members here buy and
build resin freight cars, does anyone have a method that works for them. I
tried using Scalecoat II wash Away on some painted resin steps and it caused
the steps to shrivel up and turn rubbery. I'm reluctant to continue trying
to strip the remaining pieces using the Wash Away. Any help would be
appreciated.

Regards,

Joe Melhorn
Sahuarita, AZ


Re: West Side Belt hoppers

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Andy, Schuyler, and List Members,

5/27 could be a date, could also mean car 5 of 27 or some other similar car count.

Claus Schlund

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To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 7:45 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] West Side Belt hoppers


Eric noted the year as 1919, so the 5/27 must be May 27th. Extraordinarily accurate dating, thanks to some yard worker.
Schuyler
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 9:40 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] West Side Belt hoppers
Look for the large "asterisk" chalk mark with a 5/27 mark on the 1st car to the right. I assume that would be a date.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
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To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 6:18 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] West Side Belt hoppers
Eric, the fact that they are "still have their 'new' stenciling" shouldn't
be surprising, as these photos are from the late teens or early 20s. Thanks
for the ID on the WSB reporting marks.
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Re: West Side Belt hoppers

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Eric noted the year as 1919, so the 5/27 must be May 27th. Extraordinarily accurate dating, thanks to some yard worker.


Schuyler



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Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 9:40 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] West Side Belt hoppers





Look for the large "asterisk" chalk mark with a 5/27 mark on the 1st car to the right. I assume that would be a date.



-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA



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To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 6:18 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] West Side Belt hoppers





Eric, the fact that they are "still have their 'new' stenciling" shouldn't
be surprising, as these photos are from the late teens or early 20s. Thanks
for the ID on the WSB reporting marks.



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Re: West Side Belt hoppers

Andy Carlson
 

Look for the large "asterisk" chalk mark with a 5/27 mark on the 1st car to the right. I assume that would be a date.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



From: "'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 6:18 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] West Side Belt hoppers

 
Eric, the fact that they are "still have their 'new' stenciling" shouldn't
be surprising, as these photos are from the late teens or early 20s. Thanks
for the ID on the WSB reporting marks.



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Re: West Side Belt hoppers

Eric Hansmann
 

Right, Schuyler. The image is dated 1919 so these 1917 WSB cars are pretty grimy after two years of service.

Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

On Dec 30, 2016, at 7:18 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@verizon.net [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Eric, the fact that they are "still have their 'new' stenciling" shouldn't
be surprising, as these photos are from the late teens or early 20s. Thanks
for the ID on the WSB reporting marks.



Schuyler


Re: West Side Belt hoppers

Eric Hansmann
 

Bob,

The W&LE had 1000 similar hoppers, and possibly 500 more that lack photo documentation. I think I saw a similar Erie hopper in a recently posted EL-Steamtown image, too. 


Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

On Dec 30, 2016, at 7:03 PM, rwitt_2000@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Eric,

A nice find.

This photo of these West Side Belt hoppers illustrates another example of hopper cars built between ~1910 and ~1917 with the longitudinal hopper bays. The B&O built 9,000 cars of a similar design, class N-13, but with different arrangement for the hopper bays.

We still do not have good documentation explaining why these were built when it seems that the design for the standard twin hopper car was already established before 1910.

Regards,

Bob Witt


Re: West Side Belt hoppers

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Eric, the fact that they are "still have their 'new' stenciling" shouldn't
be surprising, as these photos are from the late teens or early 20s. Thanks
for the ID on the WSB reporting marks.



Schuyler

Here's another image from the El-Steamtown collection that was posted today.

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-12-30-16/X1187.jpg

At the far right is a pair of hoppers marked as WSB. These are West Side
Belt cars from a Pittsburgh area short line that would be folded into the
Pittsburgh & West Virginia. This offers a good view of interesting
Enterprise hopper doors. Note these cars were built in 1917 and still have
their NEW stenciling. Lots of grime is covering this car.

The car ahead of the WSB hoppers looks like it could be a B&O N-10 class
hopper car.

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX


Re: West Side Belt hoppers

rwitt_2000
 

Eric,

A nice find.

This photo of these West Side Belt hoppers illustrates another example of hopper cars built between ~1910 and ~1917 with the longitudinal hopper bays. The B&O built 9,000 cars of a similar design, class N-13, but with different arrangement for the hopper bays.

We still do not have good documentation explaining why these were built when it seems that the design for the standard twin hopper car was already established before 1910.

Regards,

Bob Witt


Re: carbide PCB drills

Aley, Jeff A
 

I notice that under “Hobby Tools-Supplies” they have sets for model railroaders!

 

For example http://drillcity.stores.yahoo.net/25morrdrbits1.html .  25 bits for $23.95 – sounds like a good deal to me!

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 4:22 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: carbide PCB drills

 

 

I visited Drill Bit City one day as it is about a 30 minute ride from my house. It is a family owned and run business. There you can purchase both new and repointed drill bits. I stocked up on the repointed ones at a fraction of the cost of new. The owner showed some of the tools used in repointing and you really find it hard to tell the difference form new ones. He does a lot of business with the Government and Commercial Accounts. He showed me bits down to .001 and I could hardly see the shank.

He has 2 websites if you visit. One is his original that you may get warnings that the site is not secure as he has not updated the Security Certificated. The one to use is the drillcity.stores.yahoo.net. He told me if I need anything I cannot find to give him a call as he would make custom sets for me

 

I picked up a set of #81,82,83,84 and 85 (5 each for 26.85) and some 10 paks of #80 and 79 for 7.50 and 7.00

I found that they work well for most my drilling needs

 

George Toman


Re: Freight Car Content added for Prototype Rails 2017

Aley, Jeff A
 

This fascinating clinic will be given at 8PM on THURSDAY evening.

 

For additional details on this and other clinics, see the Prototype Rails website: www.prototyperails.com .

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff Aley

Clinic Chairman, PR’17

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 2:34 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Freight Car Content added for Prototype Rails 2017

 

 

Pleading guilty of shameless self promotion here but I wanted to make sure that Prototype Rails 2017 attendees are aware of the addition of a clinic with Freight Car Content: "Dr. Mary Pennington and the 'Modern" Refrigerator Car" is the story of a remarkable scientist and engineer whose commitment to impeccable research and truth telling extended well beyond the railroad industry and contributed to the health and wellbeing of millions of people, the benefits of which contribute to our daily lives to this day. Born in an age when little girls were not encouraged to pursue an education, especially in science and technology, her's is a story that anyone with a daughter or granddaughter will appreciate, which of course includes your wives.

 

I hope to see you at 8PM on Friday night.

 

Bill Welch

 


Re: AB brake set in HO

mopacfirst
 

Yep, that's it.

This set is particularly suited for gons since the chain and vertical rod is plenty long enough to reach to the bottom of the end.  Not sure how you'd use this for a house car, except to run a brass wire behind the brake step and terminate it there.

Ron Merrick

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