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Railroad Prototype Modelers-Valley Forge

prr282
 

Railroad Prototype Modelers-Valley Forge  2018 Is coming up soon, March 23-25, 2018.  The location is the same great one as in the past, The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA.(about 20 miles west of Philadelphia and convenient to the PA Turnpike and US 202),  Over 50 different clinics will be presented, along with a vendors room, models display room, operating sessions, and a home layout tour.


Please visit our web site for full information: www.rpmvalleyforge.com

There you will find a list of vendors, timetable, hotel information, and a registration form.


                                Paul Backenstose

                                Chairman


One more on the block

Clark Propst
 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112728501062?ul_noapp=true


I see a couple easy repairs I need to do to this model. I'm running out of freights to part with....


Thanks for looking,

Clark Propst



Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: M3 stuarts on Soo Line flat car in Cincy photo (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

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Thanks, Gary!

The PRR gon at near left is a G27. The giveaway is the three shorter ribs between two full depth ribs at each end of the fishbelly.

Thanks again for providing this; fabulous photo!

Elden Gatwood

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Here it is:



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Gary Laakso

Unable to attend Cocoa Beach so someone gets an extra chocolate chip cookie!



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Gang;

I am sorry, where is this photo? Anyone got a link?

Thanks!

Elden Gatwood

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Bruce and Greg,

I believe that Pennsy gon is a G27. The rib arrangement doesn't match the G26. G27s were 52'6" IL. The car is also visibly shorter in length than the 65' NYC car in the background, and the G26 class was a 65' car.

You guys are Pennsy modelers, correct? ;-)

Regards,
Bob "GN fan" Heninger
Minot, ND


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Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: M3 stuarts on Soo Line flat car in Cincy photo (UNCLASSIFIED)

gary laakso
 

Here it is:

 

https://www.american-rails.com/images/WWMILWSpud.jpg 

 

Gary Laakso

Unable to attend Cocoa Beach so someone gets an extra chocolate chip cookie!

 

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Gang;

I am sorry, where is this photo? Anyone got a link?

Thanks!

Elden Gatwood

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To: STMFC@...
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Bruce and Greg,

I believe that Pennsy gon is a G27. The rib arrangement doesn't match the G26. G27s were 52'6" IL. The car is also visibly shorter in length than the 65' NYC car in the background, and the G26 class was a 65' car.

You guys are Pennsy modelers, correct? ;-)

Regards,
Bob "GN fan" Heninger
Minot, ND


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Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: M3 stuarts on Soo Line flat car in Cincy photo (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

Gang;

I am sorry, where is this photo? Anyone got a link?

Thanks!

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2017 9:41 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: [STMFC] M3 stuarts on Soo Line flat car in Cincy photo



Bruce and Greg,

I believe that Pennsy gon is a G27. The rib arrangement doesn't match the G26. G27s were 52'6" IL. The car is also visibly shorter in length than the 65' NYC car in the background, and the G26 class was a 65' car.

You guys are Pennsy modelers, correct? ;-)

Regards,
Bob "GN fan" Heninger
Minot, ND


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Re: Tichy trains

Paul Doggett <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Hi Fenton 

Will do thank you.

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 3:12 pm, O Fenton Wells srrfan1401@... [STMFC] wrote:

 


On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 8:30 AM, Paul Doggett paul.doggett2472@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Has anyone got an email address for Tichy trains as there contact email on the website is not accepting emails neither is info@... it says that they are illegal domains.

Thanks Paul Doggett UK 🇬🇧





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Re: Tichy trains

O Fenton Wells
 

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 8:30 AM, Paul Doggett paul.doggett2472@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Has anyone got an email address for Tichy trains as there contact email on the website is not accepting emails neither is info@... it says that they are illegal domains.

Thanks Paul Doggett UK 🇬🇧





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Tichy trains

Paul Doggett <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Has anyone got an email address for Tichy trains as there contact email on the website is not accepting emails neither is info@tichytrainsgroup.com it says that they are illegal domains.

Thanks Paul Doggett UK 🇬🇧


FS: 2 Intermountain R-40-23 Steel Reefer Kits

pennsylvania1954
 


FS: Intermountain HO: 2 PFE style R-40-23 steel reefer kits. #40502-18 Northern Pacific and #40525-12 URTX/Dubuque. Opened for inspection only. My plan was to strip and repaint in a PFE scheme but they are now excess to my needs. $23 for both, postpaid. Paypal Friends & Family or check. stevehprr “at” cox “dot” net .


Steve Hoxie

Pensacola FL


Re: Loss Protection for our freight cars.

Tim O'Connor
 


True, although all the resin freight cars sold in the last 30 years probably
don't add up in numbers of kits to some single models such as the Intermountain
cylindrical covered hopper. Most of my built models are not resin, especially
the ones I've upgraded.

As several people have said, and I know from personal experience, a LOT depends
on your insurer. It's best to avoid losses in the first place! :-)

Tim O'Connor



Well, Brass Trains has been selling both Sunshine kits and completed resin kits by Westerfield and Sunshine.  Their data base documents value and they are selling railroad books, too. 
 
Gary Laakso


In general, it's market value or msrp, but you have to be able to document it.
Since that's hard to do with a model you've built, you're pretty much stuck with
the cost of the parts, not labor. But after you account for paint, decals, trucks,
couplers, wheels, and extra details, it may be worth more than you expected!

Tim O'

One of the things I don't recall seeing mentioned is whether or not the insured
value will include just the kit (if kit-built) or the cost of having someone build and paint it.
Carl Gustafson


Re: Cool Weather Warm Food at CCB Prototype Rails 2018

Larry Smith
 

31 in Mobile at 5 PM.  South not expected to get out of this until next Monday.   9 tonight in Birmingham with wind chill below 0.

Larry Smith


Re: Cool Weather Warm Food at CCB Prototype Rails 2018

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Couldn’t agree more, Ted. Suburban Boston now, 8:32 PM, it’s 5 degrees, and heading to zero or negative territory tonight. Got all the way up to 11 degrees today.



I WANT SUN!



Schuyler



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Maybe for you. The high today is 15F and that actually feels warm compared to yesterday. High 50s to low 60s sounds downright tropical.



I’ll be packing shorts....

Ted Culotta

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Re: Loss Protection for our freight cars.

Steve SANDIFER
 

Have you heard about the woman who was selling her husband’s O scale brass at a train show. All of the engines were $75.  Someone asked her why so low a price and she responded, “Well, he said he only paid $75 for them.”  J 

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 8:00 PM
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Tony Thompson and all,

That is interesting. I have State Farm homeowners insurance, and I called about my large collection of freight cars (twice).

They said it was not covered as it was a special hobby collection, and that I would need additional coverage.

So, to me, those conflicting answers indicates special diligence is needed.

 

Along the same lines – make sure you have a disposition plan should you get hit by a bus. My wife knows not to toss my collection it the dump, but ideally, it would go to a better cause. One guy recently passed his large collection to the NP Railway Historical Association – family gets half of the proceeds, NPRHA gets the other half for selling it.

 

Dean ONeill

Redmond WA

 


Re: Loss Protection for our freight cars.

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 1/1/2018 3:32 PM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] wrote:
Since that's hard to do with a model you've built, you're pretty much stuck with
the cost of the parts, not labor

    There are custom builders out there who could probably recreate your layout (from the pictures).  Whether insurance would cover that or not might be questionable.

-- 
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For me time stopped in 1941
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Re: Loss Protection for our freight cars.

gary laakso
 

Well, Brass Trains has been selling both Sunshine kits and completed resin kits by Westerfield and Sunshine.  Their data base documents value and they are selling railroad books, too. 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Monday, January 1, 2018 3:32 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Loss Protection for our freight cars.

 

 


In general, it's market value or msrp, but you have to be able to document it.
Since that's hard to do with a model you've built, you're pretty much stuck with
the cost of the parts, not labor. But after you account for paint, decals, trucks,
couplers, wheels, and extra details, it may be worth more than you expected!

Tim O'

One of the things I don't recall seeing mentioned is whether or not the insured
value will include just the kit (if kit-built) or the cost of having someone build and paint it.
Carl Gustafson


Re: Loss Protection for our freight cars.

Edward
 

That is what I was told by an insurance representative when I inquired about my scratch- built O scale models, several of which won prizes in national an regional level contests.
Materials and parts only could be covered IF EVERYTHING USED TO BUILD IT IS DOCUMENTED WITH RECEIPTS.
In pressing the matter of enhanced value over that of the materials and parts, I was told that if I obtained paid appraisals of a model's worth  by "two disinterested, notable experts in the field," their estimate of value MIGHT be considered ( but not necessarily accepted) in a claim settlement for loss.
A rather tall order,.especially in the minor area of two-rail O scale models where I am located. 

Ed Bommer  


Re: Loss Protection for our freight cars.

Tim O'Connor
 


In general, it's market value or msrp, but you have to be able to document it.
Since that's hard to do with a model you've built, you're pretty much stuck with
the cost of the parts, not labor. But after you account for paint, decals, trucks,
couplers, wheels, and extra details, it may be worth more than you expected!

Tim O'


One of the things I don't recall seeing mentioned is whether or not the insured
value will include just the kit (if kit-built) or the cost of having someone build and paint it.
Carl Gustafson


Re: Loss Protection for our freight cars.

Tony Thompson
 

My agent explained to me that hobby and other "special" home contents are common and only require some documentation. But extraordinary items like valuable art can require a rider because they are outside the norm. Obviously your agent makes a call whether your layout etc. is "extraordinary" or not.
Tony Thompson 


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Re: Cool Weather Warm Food at CCB Prototype Rails 2018

np328
 

  It is like it has always been, six of one/half a dozen of the other on the weather. 

     As someone from balmy Minnesota, I get a kick out of seeing Floridian's in parka's while I and the wife are in casual clothes in sunny 60 something degree weather. And the quizzical looks we get. Such is life. Enjoy it while you are above ground. 

    I am heading down with the wife to South Beach as in the past that seems to be a casual days drive after CCB, and we like the coast highway. Then down to the keys for a few days. I cannot recommend this highly enough as an after CCB treat.

    Meanwhile as you sit in the warmth of the keys, you can pull out your model railroad car acquisitions and/or open one of the railroad books bought at CCB.  
                                                                                                                        Jim Dick - St. Paul 


Re: Cool Weather Warm Food at CCB Prototype Rails 2018

Ted Culotta
 

Maybe for you. The high today is 15F and that actually feels warm compared to yesterday. High 50s to low 60s sounds downright tropical.

I’ll be packing shorts....

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