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Re: FS Kappler HO scale wood ties. Available cheap.

Brian Carlson
 

7"x9"x8' standard not low profile. Switch ties are 16'. So I made one mistake there are 500 ties in the switch tie bag not 1000

Brian J. Carlson

On Jan 2, 2017, at 12:16 AM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Are these low profile or standard profile 7" x 9"?

Are the regular ties 8' or 8'-6"?

Schuyler

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Subject: [STMFC] FS Kappler HO scale wood ties. Available cheap.

Well cleaning the clubroom tonight we found 10 bags of Kappler switch ties,
kp060 and 29 bags of regular Kappler ties kp053. There are 1000 ties in each
bag.

We purchased these back in probably 1992 when we were hand laying all the
code 83 on our current layout. We don't need them anymore so if anybody
would like them make us an offer. Contact me off list at prrk4_at_yahoo.com.

Brian J. Carlson


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Re: Michael Gross Weathering Article

Michael Gross
 

Thanks for the kind words.  Actually there is very little "new" about what I have done, as most of the techniques simply expand on things I have learned from other fine modelers over the years.  I call it "creative regurgitation." :0)

If any of you have follow-up questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA


Re: FS Kappler HO scale wood ties. Available cheap.

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Are these low profile or standard profile 7" x 9"?



Are the regular ties 8' or 8'-6"?



Schuyler



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Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2017 11:59 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] FS Kappler HO scale wood ties. Available cheap.





Well cleaning the clubroom tonight we found 10 bags of Kappler switch ties,
kp060 and 29 bags of regular Kappler ties kp053. There are 1000 ties in each
bag.

We purchased these back in probably 1992 when we were hand laying all the
code 83 on our current layout. We don't need them anymore so if anybody
would like them make us an offer. Contact me off list at prrk4_at_yahoo.com.


Brian J. Carlson


Turtle Roof?

Jim Betz
 

Hi,


  What was the design point of the stepped ends on the PRR turtle roof box cars?

As in the 'purpose' of them ...and why wasn't that feature 'successful' (not 

picked up or repeated)?

                                                                                       - Jim


FS Kappler HO scale wood ties. Available cheap.

Brian Carlson
 

Well cleaning the clubroom tonight we found 10 bags of Kappler switch ties, kp060 and 29 bags of regular Kappler ties kp053. There are 1000 ties in each bag.

We purchased these back in probably 1992 when we were hand laying all the code 83 on our current layout. We don't need them anymore so if anybody would like them make us an offer. Contact me off list at prrk4_at_yahoo.com.

Brian J. Carlson


Re: 70 ton National B-1 trucks

Tim O'Connor
 


Eastern Car Works made a 70-ton National B-1 truck in HO scale, though it left a lot to be desired.
Ben Hom


I always thought the ECW truck was the 50 ton.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/timboconnor/13252874824/


Re: 70 ton National B-1 trucks

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Interesting that the size of the journal isn’t the sole difference between the two versions. Thanks Ben.



Schuyler



Brian Carlson asked:

"I’m looking for a 70 ton version of National B-1 trucks. I have the Proto 2000 and Athearn 50 ton versions I can use if needed assuming the journal size was different. Hopefully the wheelbase wasn’t too different. I purchased one of the newest run of Bowser PRR H30’s with the separate roofwalk. The number on my car matches one of the 1946 cars that came with 70 ton National B-1 trucks. Does anyone may a 70 ton National B-1 in HO?"



PRR National truck diagrams linked for comparison. The wheelbase is the same, but note that the sideframes are slightly different.



50-ton (2D-F20, 2D-F27)

http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=2D-F20-E419111A.gif <http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=2D-F20-E419111A.gif&;sel=ftk&sz=sm&fr=> &sel=ftk&sz=sm&fr=



70-ton (2E-F11, 2E-F14)

http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=2E-F11-E409232A.gif <http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=2E-F11-E409232A.gif&;sel=ftk&sz=sm&fr=> &sel=ftk&sz=sm&fr=





Eastern Car Works made a 70-ton National B-1 truck in HO scale, though it left a lot to be desired.





Ben Hom





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Re: Stripping resin castings

Walter
 

I found a 4 oz. bottle of Sylvan Models ResinPrep stripping liquid last night in my paint booth before I smoked the motor. According to the Sylvan web site it is available through their dealers.

Lenny Ohrnell



Re: 70 ton National B-1 trucks

Benjamin Hom
 

Brian Carlson asked:
"I’m looking for a 70 ton version of National B-1 trucks. I have the Proto 2000 and Athearn 50 ton versions I can use if needed assuming the journal size was different. Hopefully the wheelbase wasn’t too different. I purchased one of the newest run of Bowser PRR H30’s with the separate roofwalk. The number on my car matches one of the 1946 cars that came with 70 ton National B-1 trucks. Does anyone may a 70 ton National B-1 in HO?"

PRR National truck diagrams linked for comparison.  The wheelbase is the same, but note that the sideframes are slightly different.

50-ton (2D-F20, 2D-F27)
70-ton (2E-F11, 2E-F14)

Eastern Car Works made a 70-ton National B-1 truck in HO scale, though it left a lot to be desired.


Ben Hom


70 ton National B-1 trucks

Brian Carlson
 

I’m looking for a 70 ton version of National B-1 trucks. I have the Proto 2000 and athearn 50 ton versions I can use if needed assuming the journal size was different. Hopefully the wheelbase wasn’t too different. I purchased one of the newest run of Bowser PRR H30’s with the separate roofwalk. The number on my car matches one of the 1946 cars that came with 70 ton national B-1 trucks. Does anyone may a 70 ton National B-1 in HO?

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY

 


Re: STMFC@yahoogroups.com

gary laakso
 

I share your challenge at the work table and to help organize tools, parts and decals, I use Westerfield, Atheran and other similar boxes with lids.  The boxes are open, so if I need pliers/tweezers they are in a box that I can see.  Same with brake parts and the like.

Gary Laakso
south of Mike Brock until Thursday!


On Jan 1, 2017, at 4:57 PM, Armand Premo arm.p.prem@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

I"ll preface my remarks by saying I am somewhat of a Klutz at times.While working on a project my work bench gets cluttered.I waste too much time searching for a specific tool in a "Sea of Silver".Short of stopping in the middle of the project to clean up my  my work bench,are there any suggestion such as color coding tools that would help speed up production? Armand Premo


Re: STMFC@yahoogroups.com

Mark Vinski
 

   Color coding does help. I have different colored handles for various knife blades and stripes on Phillips screw drivers to differentiate them from the flat bladed type.


Mark Vinski


Re: STMFC@yahoogroups.com

Todd Sullivan
 

What Pierre mentions is part of the 5S discipline used in industry.  The concept of the Visual Workshop is also part of it.  There's a good explanation of 5S in Wikipedia -

ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5S_(methodology)  

Like most quality-oriented methodologies, setting it up requires the most effort and discipline.  If you can muster the discipline to set it up, it is easier to keep things in order. 

Todd Sullivan
(ex-quality inspector, writer, auditor, ...)


Re: STMFC@yahoogroups.com

Pierre Oliver
 

I have found that the only really effective solution is discipline yourself. Every tool has a place and it always goes back to that place. EVERYTIME!

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 1/01/17 4:57 PM, Armand Premo arm.p.prem@... [STMFC] wrote:

 
I"ll preface my remarks by saying I am somewhat of a Klutz at times.While working on a project my work bench gets cluttered.I waste too much time searching for a specific tool in a "Sea of Silver".Short of stopping in the middle of the project to clean up my  my work bench,are there any suggestion such as color coding tools that would help speed up production? Armand Premo


STMFC@yahoogroups.com

Armand Premo
 

I"ll preface my remarks by saying I am somewhat of a Klutz at times.While working on a project my work bench gets cluttered.I waste too much time searching for a specific tool in a "Sea of Silver".Short of stopping in the middle of the project to clean up my  my work bench,are there any suggestion such as color coding tools that would help speed up production? Armand Premo


Re: Michael Gross Weathering Article

Tim O'Connor
 


And it's a VERY GOOD article! Most of the various techniques we've
learned over the years, all rolled into one excellent article.

I especially like the trucks screwed into the dowel! I'd never heard
of that before, like DOH! why didn't I think of that?

I am inspired to buy some turpenoid - also news to me - odorless turpentine.
I'd given up on oils, but this sounds promising.

Tim O'Connor





Michael Gross has a very nice Weathering Article in the January 2017 Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine.
http://mrhpub.com/2017-01-jan/online/html5/
George Toman


Re: Stripping resin castings

Pierre Oliver
 

Funaro's resin is as unique as Sylvan's. It's all Smooth-on product.

Sylvan using a more aggressive mold release agent so as to get more mold life. Simple.

Don't be fooled by the hype

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 1/01/17 1:46 PM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

Funaro & Camerlengo also claims to use "unique" resin. Just once I would like to see evidence to substantiate such claims.


Bill Welch


Re: Stripping resin castings

Bill Welch
 

Funaro & Camerlengo also claims to use "unique" resin. Just once I would like to see evidence to substantiate such claims.

Bill Welch


PRR Project Group GR, GRA gondola project

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,

I am pleased to tell you that the newest project on the PRR Project List (PRRPro) is the PRR GR and GRA gondolas.  The PRRPro list is a Yahoo list and the group home page is https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/PRRPro/info

PRRPro projects are open to all scales and ability levels.  Our projects operate like co-ops, where everyone’s input is welcome.  While you are certainly welcome to participate by following what other post, we encourage members to post their progress for all to see.  So please come join us and build a GR or GRA!

Regards
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL



Re: Stripping resin castings

John Sykes III
 

Sylvan Models vehicles are urethane resin, different from many other resin models.  The mold release they use is different as well and needs  a more aggressive cleaning before painting.

Now, I am not sure if they assume that most people are using acrylic paints these days, which requires a surface totally free of any residue in order to stick.  I still use solvent-based paints (primarily ScaleCoat I and II) so that may not be as much of a problem.  I guess I'll find out when we have painting weather again this spring (i.e, when my garage warms back up).

-- John

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