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Re: Wabash Custom Decals

Tim O'Connor
 


Mark just got back home from a multi-week vacation in Portugal.

Tim O'Connor


I've also not had any luck. Sent a check in june. Hope Mark is okay.

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: EJ&E boxcars, green n orange

Bill Welch
 

No, these cars were built in 1941. No direct knowledge of the Tichy decals but those that have talked about them say the are very thick and difficult to get to settle down.

Bill Welch


Re: Wabash Custom Decals

steve_wintner
 

I've also not had any luck. Sent a check in june. Hope Mark is okay.


EJ&E boxcars, green n orange

steve_wintner
 

Hello all,

I have a sunshine minikit for the EJ&E 60400-60899 series cars. But I have the white decals (as bhilt) not the orange ones as repainted.

I've turned up a set of Tichy decals for the 61216 ish series. 

A) how are Tichy s decals?
B) any other recommendations for the orange scheme?
C) can anyone tell me about the 61216-ish series? I can't find it amongst the Hawkins lists, but the decals claim a 1948 build date...40 foot, superior door. 

Thanks
Steve



Wabash Custom Decals

Bob Christensen
 

I hope someone can give me information on Wabash Custom Decals.  I ordered some over a month ago but haven't heard anything from them and get no response to emails and phone calls.
Thanks,
Bob Christensen


Re: Floquil Glaze (reconstitute Floquil paints)

Jack Mullen
 

Jon,
Xylene and xylol are two names for the same chemical, also more descriptively named dimethylbenzene.
Jack Mullen


Re: WP PS-1 Boxcar

bigfourroad
 

Thanks for a great photo and a really interesting history Garth. In S scale I may try finessing a Pacific Rail Service car to this. Chris Rooney


Re: Floquil Glaze (reconstitute Floquil paints)

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Jon,
 
As far as I know they are they same thing – dimethylbenzene.  They are three isomers depending on the position of the second methyl group in relation to first on the benzene ring (1,2, 1,3 and 1,4), but all three are called dimethylbenzene, xylene or xylol.
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Jon Miller
Sent: Saturday, November 3, 2018 1:00 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Floquil Glaze (reconstitute Floquil paints)
 
On 11/3/2018 9:18 AM, Jeff Coleman wrote:
Been using Xylene for thinner for 25 yrs. 


    Is there any difference between Xylene and Xylol.  Can't seen to find anything and both are listed together on some cans such as Xylene/Xylol.
-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Floquil Glaze (reconstitute Floquil paints)

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 11/3/2018 9:18 AM, Jeff Coleman wrote:
Been using Xylene for thinner for 25 yrs. 

Jeff Coleman

    Also looks like this is a NO in CA thing like MEK!:-(

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


Re: Floquil Glaze (reconstitute Floquil paints)

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 11/3/2018 9:18 AM, Jeff Coleman wrote:
 Been using Xylene for thinner for 25 yrs. 


    Is there any difference between Xylene and Xylol.  Can't seen to find anything and both are listed together on some cans such as Xylene/Xylol.
-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Floquil Glaze (reconstitute Floquil paints)

Jeff Coleman
 

I have used Floquil Glaze as others here, for a simi-gloss finish. 
I have had it along with Floquil High Gloss setup in bottles. But all my other Floquil is fine, have 200+ bottles and some in the old style square bottles. Been using Xylene for thinner for 25 yrs. 

Jeff Coleman

On Sat, Nov 3, 2018, 11:24 AM Gene Green via Groups.Io <genegreen1942=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
Lester, thanks for the information on your experience reconstituting Floquil.  I have a stash of about 80 bottles so you provided information I can potentially use.
Gene Green
Out in the west Texas town of El Paso


Re: Floquil Glaze (reconstitute Floquil paints)

Gene Green <genegreen1942@...>
 

Lester, thanks for the information on your experience reconstituting Floquil.  I have a stash of about 80 bottles so you provided information I can potentially use.
Gene Green
Out in the west Texas town of El Paso


Re: Substitute for Blacken-It

Jake Schaible
 

A bit pricey for what is obviously a copper selenium bath for cold temp blackening. 

Search for "
J-3498" or "Antique Black" on flea bay where you can get 2 ox bottles for ~$2 plus shipping.  Or spring for the stuff many gunsmiths use for touchup ... Birchwood Casey 3 oz bottle of "Brass Black" for ~$9. 

For best results, make sure parts are clean and oil free.   

 

 


Re: Floquil Glaze

Jerry Michels
 

Hi James, I have used Clear Coat as a top coat also.  Jerry


Re: Floquil Glaze

Jerry Michels
 

well they do say visual acuity worsens with age.. 

touche Tim !☺ 


Re: Floquil Glaze

James E Kubanick
 

Jerry,

I have used Floquil Glaze as a base coat for decals and Clear Clear as a topcoat as the latter seems to have a very good ability to hide the edges of thick film decals

On Friday, November 2, 2018, 5:47:26 PM EDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



Jerry Michels wrote
> Curious Tim, I have returned paint to the bottle for over 40 years, and it has never been a problem.

well they do say visual acuity worsens with age...

Once I began using Scalecoat and Accupaint I never went back to Floquil for overall
paint jobs. I use it for roofs, underframes, weathering, hopper car and gondola interiors,
structures, and washes, but never when I need a glossy smooth finish. YMMV.

Tim

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Substitute for Blacken-It

Bill Welch
 

With Blacken-It no longer around, here is a substitute: https://www.megahobby.com/products/photo-etch-burnishing-fluid-ammo-of-mig-jimenez.html

Mind-boggling line of modeling finishing products.

Bill Welch


Re: Floquil Glaze

Tim O'Connor
 


Jerry Michels wrote
> Curious Tim, I have returned paint to the bottle for over 40 years, and it has never been a problem.

well they do say visual acuity worsens with age...

Once I began using Scalecoat and Accupaint I never went back to Floquil for overall
paint jobs. I use it for roofs, underframes, weathering, hopper car and gondola interiors,
structures, and washes, but never when I need a glossy smooth finish. YMMV.

Tim

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Floquil Glaze

Jerry Michels
 

Curious Tim, I have returned paint to the bottle for over 40 years, and it has never been a problem.  Some of the original jars I have with "returned" pain is still good after at least 20 years.  In fact I used some just this week.

To the question, Floquil Glaze can be added to a paint mix to give a gloss finish, or can be used on its own, sprayed on a surface to give a gloss surface for decals, and also used to blend in decals as an overcoat.  Glaze is a bit yellowish.  Floquil also made a similar product called Crystal Clear, that was completely clear.  I suppose it might have been an improvement to Glaze, but have no factual basis that is was.  

It is rather interesting to be discussing Floquil's history and uses.  Kind of makes me realize I have been in this hobby a long, long time!

Jerry Michels


RCW kit re-intros

Eric Hansmann
 

Resin Car Works announces the re-introduction of a couple kits. These have been out of production but are available again. More details can be found in the latest blog post.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/kit-re-introductions/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy

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