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Re: Superior doors

Fred Jansz
 

The SWS Superior doors are 10'6". I need these for a 10' car.
Fred


Re: Superior doors

Fred Jansz
 

Thanks Bill! Found them in one of the IMWX kits I wasn't aware of I still had... ;))
They're a fraction too short, but a small strip on styrene will do fine.

cheers,
Fred


F&C GN 40' truss rod DS box cars with hopper doors

Andy Carlson
 

Hi-
I have a pair of Mint/New Funaro & Camerlengo #3701/3702 Great Northern 40'DS wood truss rod boxcars with Hopper doors-with decals. Undisturbed contents, New appearing mint boxes and label.

Offered at $22/each, plus shipping of $3.50 for one, or $5.50 for both by USPS 1st class mail.
I accept checks and money orders, and with a small fee I also accept PayPal. Sontact me off-list for details or for questions answered.


Re: Kwik Poly Castings?

Tim O'Connor
 


Not necessarily ... fillers can make the material go further, or decrease
its density, or otherwise modify its properties.



Hi Rob, Ron, and List Members,

Note on their web site it mentions fillers in several places, in particular "its ability to combine with tremendous amounts of
filler, which can then be utilized in filling voids, dents, pits, and gaps in almost any situation".

I suspect that if a filler is needed, it may be because the material on its own without the filler may shrink. This would make it
unsuitable for making castings.

Claus Schlund


Re: Selling surplus models etc at Cocoa Beach

Mikebrock
 

Hi, Bill,



I realize that you have a plan for the ball room. That assumes we have the same vendors each yr. So, how do you handle new vendors if we don’t lose any? Also, how much space are we allocating and where is it located for those wanting to sell their own stuff?



Mike



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Subject: [STMFC] Selling surplus models etc at Cocoa Beach





Like a lot of us the passage of time is forcing some of us to down size and reduce the fleet and library. I know in the past limited table space in the model display rooms has been available to sell stuff as individuals. My surplus is reaching a point where I probably need a table. What's the procedure to get space in a public area of the Hilton?



Thanks,



Bill McCoy

Sarasota, FL.





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Re: Kwik Poly Castings?

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Rob, Ron, and List Members,

Note on their web site it mentions fillers in several places, in particular "its ability to combine with tremendous amounts of filler, which can then be utilized in filling voids, dents, pits, and gaps in almost any situation".

I suspect that if a filler is needed, it may be because the material on its own without the filler may shrink. This would make it unsuitable for making castings.

Claus Schlund

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From: "Robert kirkham rdkirkham@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2017 7:47 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Kwik Poly Castings?


Never heard of it, but it sure reads as something interesting!

Rob Kirkham

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 7:11 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Kwik Poly Castings?





Has anyone used Kwik Poly to make castings?

http://kwikpolyllc.com/#THE%20PRODUCT%20WITH%20NOT%20100%20BUT%201000'S%20USES<http://kwikpolyllc.com/#THE%20PRODUCT%20WITH%20NOT%20100%20BUT%201000%27S%20USES>.

Ron Christensen





Rare birds

John Barry
 

What are the odds of a Life photographer capturing one of the Virginian's 15 50' flat cars loaded with military equipment in Louisiana?  I don't think he chose that car for it's rarity, rather the action of the KCS trainman giving the highball in front of the 77th Division sentry.

 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


Looking for Tennessee Central article in Nov. 1951 issue of THE RAILWAY CONDUCTOR

Steven D Johnson
 

Group,

 

Does anyone have the Nov. 1951 issue of THE RAILWAY CONDUCTOR magazine in their collection?  I’m looking for an article in that issue entitled “Tennessee Central Hauls Fortune in Tobacco.”  If anyone has this issue, could I please obtain a scan or photocopy of that article?

 

Thanks!

 

Steve Johnson

Nashville, TN 


Re: Kwik Poly Castings?

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

    Also I've never heard of this before;

"fill a small Dixie cup full of silicone windshield sealer (available in most auto stores)---- allow silicone mold to cure (usually takes 48 hours)"

    If it's a windshield sealer wouldn't it stick to the master?
-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


HO 10'-6" IH Superior doors

Andy Carlson
 

I know of two 6' wide Superior doors for a 10-6 IH car.
1) 7 even spaced panels by IMWX/Red Caboose from the '37 AAR kit
2) thin top panel 7 panel used by SP & GN in 1949, from South West Scale
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



From: "fred@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 4:39 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Superior doors

 
Hi all,

searched the web, but can't find them. Who makes 7 panel Superior doors for 10' IH cars? I posess doors for 10'6" IH cars, but these do not fit the resin kit I'd like to add them to.

thanks for your help, best regards from sunny Holland
Fred Jansz




Re: Kwik Poly Castings?

Robert kirkham
 

Never heard of it, but it sure reads as something interesting!

 

Rob Kirkham

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 7:11 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Kwik Poly Castings?

 




Has anyone used Kwik Poly to make castings?

http://kwikpolyllc.com/#THE%20PRODUCT%20WITH%20NOT%20100%20BUT%201000'S%20USES.

Ron Christensen





Needed: One person to fill out crew for October 8th op session on the Alma branch

Jared Harper
 

I am somewhat desperate; I need one person to fill out the crew on Trains 95/96 on Santa Fe's Alma branch on Sunday, October 8th beginning at noon for lunch.  One crew member bailed and then his replacement bailed.  

Thanks!

Jared Harper
420 Woodward Way
Athens, GA 30606
706-543-8821


Kwik Poly Castings?

ron christensen
 

Has anyone used Kwik Poly to make castings?

http://kwikpolyllc.com/#THE%20PRODUCT%20WITH%20NOT%20100%20BUT%201000'S%20USES.

Ron Christensen


Re: Superior doors

Bill Welch
 

This door comes in the undec Innovative Model Works kits.

Bill Welch


Superior doors

Fred Jansz
 

Hi all,

searched the web, but can't find them. Who makes 7 panel Superior doors for 10' IH cars? I posess doors for 10'6" IH cars, but these do not fit the resin kit I'd like to add them to.

thanks for your help, best regards from sunny Holland
Fred Jansz



Interesting Flat Car Load

 

I found this image in the April 1930 N&W employee magazine. Car retarders have to get to their installation point somehow - though I would have assumed they were constructed in place.


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Matt Goodman
Columbus, Ohio

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Re: Recommendations on Blasting Media and Gloves

Bruce Smith
 

John,


The gloves have been covered (harbor freight).  I have used both baking soda (bulk bags, Sam's Club) and Aluminum Oxide grit. The baking soda is much safer to use (the AlO2 dust is baaaad to breath... use a mask in addition to the booths).  You can also dispose of it on your lawn if you need to alkalinize it (as I do!).  However, baking soda is far less able to remove things like paint, although it works just fine to prep resin and brass surfaces for paint.


Regards

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: STMFC@... on behalf of John Golden golden1014@... [STMFC]
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:15 AM
To: Yahoogroups; Yahoogroups; resinfreightcars@...
Subject: [STMFC] Recommendations on Blasting Media and Gloves
 


Hi All,

I need to do some heavy maintenance on my old North Coast sandblasting booth.  I need new gloves for it.  Can anyone recommend good gloves and an online place to get them?  Also, what blasting media is recommended for plastic and resin models?

Thanks so much,
 
John

John Golden
Albersbach, DE

https://railroadprototypemodeler.wordpress.com/



Re: caboose casting/kits

Allan Smith
 

Ed 
I have two Quality Craft ATSF caboose that I am willing to sell at my cost.
Please contact me off list
Smithal9@...

Al Smith
Sonora CA


On Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:34 AM, "ed_mines@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Anyone have any half built/complete Ambroid/Q'craft caboose kits they'd be willing to get rid of? contact me directly.

ed mines



Re: Selling surplus models etc at Cocoa Beach

Armand Premo
 

Why wait Bill , send me your list.Armand Premo

On Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 3:18 PM, wpmccoy@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Like a lot of us the passage of time is forcing some of us to down size and reduce the fleet and library. I know  in the past limited table space in the model display rooms has been available to sell stuff as individuals. My surplus is reaching a point where I probably need a table. What's the procedure to get space in a public area of the Hilton?


Thanks,


Bill McCoy 

Sarasota, FL. 



Re: Location Of Reporting Marks

naptownprr
 


From: STMFC@... on behalf of Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2017 2:41 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Location Of Reporting Marks
 
The Pennsy and  a few other roads changed the position of the reporting marks on double door cars to make them easier to read when both doors were open.

Jim Hunter

I know that in 1909 the Master Car Builders' issued a standard requiring reporting marks to be located at left end of a car's side. But every once or so I see a photo of a car with the reporting marks on the right end, such as this example:


      It is important to recognize that a "standard" was not necessarily REQUIRED to be followed. It was common for double-door cars to have the reporting marks to the right of the car door; many railroads did that, including SP (with 40-ft. DD cars, anyway).
       There were lots of "standard" lettering arrangements that individual railroads could, and did, violate as they saw fit

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