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Re: Riding the Rods

gtws00
 

That is some great modeling Bill.
George Toman

Working on a AB Valve for 1-1/2" Scale

Tim Meyer
 
Edited

Here is what I have so far for the AB valve that I will be using on my 1-1/2" scale rolling stock. I am still looking for pictures and other information for a Westinghouse service end. The local caboose has a New York airbrake system.

Tim Meyer
floridatenwheeler at Verizon dot net

New AB brake vendor

Andy Carlson
 



I discussed this new offering with a friend. We looked at the pictures, and I thought the parts looked nice. My friend can't accept anything from a person who still insists on fastening AB components directly to a wooden floor.  He has a valid point on this. And he is not sure that he sees the reservoir as being any better than the famously misformed Cal-Scale set with one side being smaller than the other (plus the Cal-Scale valve and cylinder being too short, all on account of a tooling correction gone way wrong). But way more expensive.
 
He also felt that he had not yet to see any mainline freight cars using such large members for brake lever guides/supports.  They are usually 3/4' to 1" steel rods, not 2' x 4" steel bars.
 
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

 



Re: New AB brake vendor

Tom Madden
 

On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 11:08 AM, Bill Welch wrote:
Very good idea conceptually. I would prefer just the three main parts. I just sent the Vender a request to offer alternative sets w/just the three main parts.
Shapeways' price to the designer is, basically, a fixed amount per order plus material cost. That's the material in the part plus the support material that's dissolved away after printing. There's so little material in those parts the per print cost (less markup) would be pretty much the same with or without the extras. By offering it with the extras he's adding what many will perceive as added value, justifying the price he wants to charge. I'm sure he's got many hours of design time invested, and probably several iterations of printing to get a saleable part. Plus the work he's done putting together those instructions with photos. High marks to him for showing the actual parts, and how to work with them, instead of the digital images and unproven designs many Shapeways sellers offer.

Tom Madden

Re: New AB brake vendor

Bill Welch
 
Edited

Very good idea conceptually. I would prefer just the three main parts. I just sent the Vender a request to offer alternative sets w/just the three main parts.

Bill Welch

Re: New AB brake vendor

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I’m impressed, and happen to need some new brake parts.  Ordered two sets. (Four cars worth)

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gary laakso
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:36 AM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] New AB brake vendor

 

 

 

I ordered both types this morning, one is with a brake regulator and without.  The pictures of the installed system is impressive:

 

https://www.shapeways.com/product/5EV8FQFS7/ho-ab-brake-system-kit?optionId=65276499&li=marketplace  and the set with the brake regulator is found by clicking the box above the BUY NOW.  I will report on how they look on one of the gondolas being assembled on my “not so pristine” work table.

 

Gary “new air brakes” Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

 

Re: My Favored Cyanoacrylate: Duro

Jerry Breon
 

I would add that I bought a 4-pack of Duro Super Glue at Bill’s recommendation in mid-2017 and the first tube opened at that time still sits usable on my workbench a year later with no special storage attention other than keeping the opened tube tightly capped and upright.

Jerry Breon
Mooresville, NC

Re: Riding the Rods

Gary Patrik
 

Very apt moniker. I had to give up HO when I got bifocals.


On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 11:18 AM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:
In fact I call it "Modeling 'O' Scale in 1/87"

Bill Welch



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Best regards,
Gary Patrik

Re: Riding the Rods

Bill Welch
 

In fact I call it "Modeling 'O' Scale in 1/87"

Bill Welch

Re: Riding the Rods

Gary Patrik
 

Beautiful modeling - looks like O-scale.


On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 6:51 PM gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

Bill, nothing beats a truss rod stock car!  It really looks good, even without paint.  I acquired a couple of these kits to modify for use as Great Northern stock cars until Speedwitch released their fine model. 

 

Gary “truss rod” Laakso

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 12:46 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Riding the Rods

 

Just in case there are any 1/87th people living Rough in the vicinity, I thought I would make it easier for them to "Ride the Rods" by putting a 2 x 6 through the Custom Finishing freight turnbuckles on my almost finished F&C Rutland stock car. At some point in the near future I will report on detailing this model on the "Speedwitch Modeling Blog." Secondarily the board helps keep the turnbuckles from turning and loosening.

Bill Welch



--
Best regards,
Gary Patrik

New AB brake vendor

gary laakso
 

 

 

I ordered both types this morning, one is with a brake regulator and without.  The pictures of the installed system is impressive:

 

https://www.shapeways.com/product/5EV8FQFS7/ho-ab-brake-system-kit?optionId=65276499&li=marketplace  and the set with the brake regulator is found by clicking the box above the BUY NOW.  I will report on how they look on one of the gondolas being assembled on my “not so pristine” work table.

 

Gary “new air brakes” Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

 

Re: Riding the Rods

Robert kirkham
 

Love seeing the 10 x 12 engraved on the K brake . . . had no idea it was there until your cool modelling photos Bill.  What a nice car!

Rob

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 12:46 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Riding the Rods

 

Just in case there are any 1/87th people living Rough in the vicinity, I thought I would make it easier for them to "Ride the Rods" by putting a 2 x 6 through the Custom Finishing freight turnbuckles on my almost finished F&C Rutland stock car. At some point in the near future I will report on detailing this model on the "Speedwitch Modeling Blog." Secondarily the board helps keep the turnbuckles from turning and loosening.

Bill Welch

Re: Riding the Rods

Gary Patrik
 

I was wondering if a ‘bo would select a ride under a stock car.

On Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 6:51 PM gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

Bill, nothing beats a truss rod stock car!  It really looks good, even without paint.  I acquired a couple of these kits to modify for use as Great Northern stock cars until Speedwitch released their fine model. 

 

Gary “truss rod” Laakso

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 12:46 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Riding the Rods

 

Just in case there are any 1/87th people living Rough in the vicinity, I thought I would make it easier for them to "Ride the Rods" by putting a 2 x 6 through the Custom Finishing freight turnbuckles on my almost finished F&C Rutland stock car. At some point in the near future I will report on detailing this model on the "Speedwitch Modeling Blog." Secondarily the board helps keep the turnbuckles from turning and loosening.

Bill Welch

--
Best regards,
Gary Patrik

Re: Riding the Rods

gary laakso
 

Bill, nothing beats a truss rod stock car!  It really looks good, even without paint.  I acquired a couple of these kits to modify for use as Great Northern stock cars until Speedwitch released their fine model. 

 

Gary “truss rod” Laakso

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2018 12:46 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Riding the Rods

 

Just in case there are any 1/87th people living Rough in the vicinity, I thought I would make it easier for them to "Ride the Rods" by putting a 2 x 6 through the Custom Finishing freight turnbuckles on my almost finished F&C Rutland stock car. At some point in the near future I will report on detailing this model on the "Speedwitch Modeling Blog." Secondarily the board helps keep the turnbuckles from turning and loosening.

Bill Welch

Re: Riding the Rods

Richard Townsend
 

I have seen a photo of a man riding in a reefer, with half his body sticking out of an open roof hatch. Presumably the bunker grate was in place for stage icing. That might be entertaining to model.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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From: Dave Parker via Groups.Io <spottab@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Aug 17, 2018 1:09 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Riding the Rods

Bill:

That's a nice touch.  I do hope you are planing to perch a reclining hobo on that 2x6. 

It looks a little precarious to me.  According to one photo quickly found on Wiki, travelers sometimes brought their own (wider) planks.



As a depression-era modeler, I have been contemplating the possibility of placing some transients in or on my freight cars.  Lacking much in the way of truss-rod cars, or any box-cars with open doors, I think they will have to go the roofs.  I recently watched the excellent "Riding the Rails" documentary film.  There were some inspiring shots of roof-top riders, often several to a car.

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA

Re: Riding the Rods

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Hi Again Bill:

Now that you are the complete man on the oil business I am continuing to rebuild/restore tha DA gondola.  I appreciate even more  your comment on the fragility of the car.  I now have a pretty
good looking end but have to replace steps and two lower side braces.

Great job on the stock car.  I particularly like the bracing of the turnbuckles.  Forst te I have seen this.

I am also wotking on clearimg up clutter.  I have two Amarillo Rail Museum ART refers.
I bought them for the brake wheels that were needed for an SP steel auto uar.  I also have a Rapido meat refer that I bought for the trucks.  Yours if you want them.

Bill
Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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From: Bill Welch <fgexbill@...>
Date: 8/17/18 9:46 AM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Riding the Rods

Just in case there are any 1/87th people living Rough in the vicinity, I thought I would make it easier for them to "Ride the Rods" by putting a 2 x 6 through the Custom Finishing freight turnbuckles on my almost finished F&C Rutland stock car. At some point in the near future I will report on detailing this model on the "Speedwitch Modeling Blog." Secondarily the board helps keep the turnbuckles from turning and loosening.

Bill Welch

Re: Riding the Rods

Dave Parker
 

Bill:

That's a nice touch.  I do hope you are planing to perch a reclining hobo on that 2x6. 

It looks a little precarious to me.  According to one photo quickly found on Wiki, travelers sometimes brought their own (wider) planks.



As a depression-era modeler, I have been contemplating the possibility of placing some transients in or on my freight cars.  Lacking much in the way of truss-rod cars, or any box-cars with open doors, I think they will have to go the roofs.  I recently watched the excellent "Riding the Rails" documentary film.  There were some inspiring shots of roof-top riders, often several to a car.

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA

Riding the Rods

Bill Welch
 

Just in case there are any 1/87th people living Rough in the vicinity, I thought I would make it easier for them to "Ride the Rods" by putting a 2 x 6 through the Custom Finishing freight turnbuckles on my almost finished F&C Rutland stock car. At some point in the near future I will report on detailing this model on the "Speedwitch Modeling Blog." Secondarily the board helps keep the turnbuckles from turning and loosening.

Bill Welch

FS: Intermountain undecorated 7’ door 40’ PS-1 boxcar kits

Sam Reynolds
 

I have for sale a lot of three Intermountain undecorated 7’ door 40’ PS-1 boxcar kits (Intermountain item #40495). All three are in their original box, and are molded in gray. Photos can be provided upon request. I’m asking $50 plus shipping (USPS Priority Mail from 08033) for the lot of three kits. I accept PayPal and USPS money orders for payment. If interested please contact me off list. Thanks!

Sam Reynolds

Preco Fans on SFRD Rf-36

Nelson Moyer
 

I bought the Santa Fe Reefer book in preparation for building three RCW 10.1 kits. There is a discrepancy in the book between the text on the Rr-36 class and the fan data in the appendix. The text states they had Preco G-15 fans, while the appendix lists Preco G-12. My questions are, which is correct or do they have the same appearance so it doesn’t matter for building the model? The Rr-40 series had Preco-26 fans.

 

Nelson Moyer