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Re: More Barriger Pics

Tim O'Connor
 


And it's easily corrected if you have software that can do a "horizontal flip".

Tim O'Connor



Roger Huber asked:
"I have a question about photos in library collections. Why are they often printed backwards like these two?"

Simple.  They're often scanning negatives or slides, not prints, so if the person scanning gets the orientation wrong...

Ben Hom

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Want to Buy Bowser Truck frames, specifically

Bill Welch
 

I wonder if Drifting off topic like this discourages people from posting. All I wanted was a source among those on the list that might be sellers. Sorry to see it drift. . .not helpful at all

Bill Welch


Still more eBay listings

Clark Propst
 

I want to thank everyone for their interest in my listings, especially those who bid! Because of this response I’ve listed two more models for your consideration.
 
 
 
Clark Propst


Re: More Barriger Pics

Ralph W. Brown
 

Well, that answers that question – and many more I haven’t yet asked!  Looks like a great resource.
 
Thanks, Dave.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Dave Parker via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2018 4:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] More Barriger Pics
 
Ralph Brown asked 'Does anyone know whether PBCX is “The Portsmouth By-Products Coke Company”?'

http://www.nakina.net/other/report/reportp.html

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA


Re: More Barriger Pics

Dave Parker
 

Ralph Brown asked 'Does anyone know whether PBCX is “The Portsmouth By-Products Coke Company”?'

http://www.nakina.net/other/report/reportp.html

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA


Re: More Barriger Pics

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi David, Dale, et al.,
 
I ran both photos through my photo software and mirrored them horizontally.  Much easier to read that way.
 
The tank car in the second photo (https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/12240085816/) in PBCX 502.  Does anyone know whether PBCX is “The Portsmouth By-Products Coke Company”?  Also, does anyone know anything about the odd car just ahead of PBCX 502 on the next track over?
 
Pax,
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: dale florence via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2018 4:08 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] More Barriger Pics
 
The GATC picture is reversed. All the spelling is backwords
 
On Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:54:29 PM EST, David via Groups.Io <jaydeet2001@...> wrote:
 
 
Tatum end on B&O 81922:
 
GATC 1917 tank with safety valve elbow:
 
David Thompson
 
 
 
 
 


Re: More Barriger Pics

 

A common problem with the Barringer images. Easily fixed if you download and save the image.

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of "dale florence via Groups.Io" <dwwesley@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 3:08 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] More Barriger Pics

 

The GATC picture is reversed. All the spelling is backwords

 

On Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:54:29 PM EST, David via Groups.Io <jaydeet2001@...> wrote:

 

 

Tatum end on B&O 81922:

 

GATC 1917 tank with safety valve elbow:

 

David Thompson

 

 

 

 

 


Re: More Barriger Pics

dale florence <dwwesley@...>
 

The GATC picture is reversed. All the spelling is backwords

On Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:54:29 PM EST, David via Groups.Io <jaydeet2001@...> wrote:



Re: Want to Buy Bowser Truck frames, specifically

John Hagen <sprinthag@...>
 

Walther’s is the same. I am fortunate in that I live about ten miles or so away.

That said, if I were running such a business, I would likely do the same. It takes time to prepare and mail each and every package. And it obviously takes materials.

In today’s extremely competitive market (Yes, even model trains are in competition with, well, everything as money spent here is from what little disposable cash remains after the bills are paid.) having several different size, type, materials does cost, to say nothing of the money being paid to the shipping clerk.

Oh, you say you (wife, son, daughter, useless brother-in-law) does it? Well, chances that is not the only thing he/she or it has to do. Ergo, his/her (your) time is taken away from his/her (your) other duties.

Maybe you could order form your LHS as part of their stock order. Or get some of your fellow modelers to combine orders. Maybe there are some other items you could order now instead of three months from now.

Or maybe, what with a Starbuck’s latte running $8.00 - $10.00, that shipping charge is not as big as we think.

I agree that $9.00 seems a lot to mail coupler. I often have to mail small objects in my decal and related items hobby/business. To send something small via USPS first class it’s gonna run $2.50 - $4.50 minimum.

I can send a set or three of decals in a flat envelope for that $2.50 (or so). But if that envelope has lump in it (like a pair of sideframes for instance) that prevents it from going through the USPS’s standard postal machinery, da cost goes up, and it goes up in dollars and cents, not just cents anymore.

I still have a package or two of small items laying around that were sent for 85 cents in the 60’s. And I worked for maybe $2.25/hour in the 60’s.

John Hagen

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2018 1:41 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Want to Buy Bowser Truck frames, specifically

 

The issue with Bowser direct sales is that they have a minimum $9 S&H charge, even if you buy one pair of truck side frames. They’re not very consumer friendly, as they clearly state on the web page not to ask for reduced small package shipping rates.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy Miller
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2018 12:53 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Want to Buy Bowser Truck frames, specifically

 

I have been able to buy these from Bowser directly.

 

Regards,

 

 

Andy Miller

 


Re: More Barriger Pics

Benjamin Hom
 

Roger Huber asked:
"I have a question about photos in library collections. Why are they often printed backwards like these two?"

Simple.  They're often scanning negatives or slides, not prints, so if the person scanning gets the orientation wrong...


Ben Hom


Re: More Barriger Pics

Roger Huber <trainpainter@...>
 

Neat photos. Love the signal bridge and semaphore too.

I have a question about photos in library collections. Why are they often printed backwards like these two?
 
Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works



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Subject: [RealSTMFC] More Barriger Pics


More Barriger Pics

David
 


HO B&O Scale Tool Car

Fran Giacoma
 

I have two scales on my September 1956 HO B&O Shenandoah SD layout which I use during operations. I have a scale test car to move to them and I would like to add a scale tool car to move with it. Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Issue 12 has a great article on weighing freight cars and shows numerous ones on pages 34-37. I am interested in modeling the X3846, which is a converted B&O class M-15F boxcar #176189, shown on page 37. I like the looks of that conversion vs. the one done from a former I-16 caboose, shown on page 36.

 

I am looking for suggestions on what HO freight would make a good starting point for this conversion. I see Westerfield offers a few of the M-15 class with the M-15H appearing to be the closest (https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/product_info.php?cPath=99_373&products_id=316). Any others?

 

Thanks.

Fran Giacoma


Re: Want to Buy Bowser Truck frames, specifically

Nelson Moyer
 

The issue with Bowser direct sales is that they have a minimum $9 S&H charge, even if you buy one pair of truck side frames. They’re not very consumer friendly, as they clearly state on the web page not to ask for reduced small package shipping rates.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy Miller
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2018 12:53 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Want to Buy Bowser Truck frames, specifically

 

I have been able to buy these from Bowser directly.

 

Regards,

 

 

Andy Miller

 


Re: Parafilm was ModelMaster/Floquil/Paasche paint bottle/cap size and nomenclature.

Nelson Moyer
 

Without taking time to properly investigate your question, I can state that Teflon is inert enough to be used as gasket material for bottles designed to store a wide variety of volatile liquids, so Teflon tape would be a reasonable thread gasket for paint bottles. It’s widely used as a thread seal for precision plumbing of pressurized gas lines among other uses. Just be sure you observe thread geometry or you will tear the tape as you screw the cap down. You would probably have to use a new strip of Teflon tape every time you opened the bottle. Teflon may shred in the threads , and little pieces may contaminate the bottle, but the concern would be particulates in the paint, not chemical reaction with Teflon. I’d reserve Teflon tape for bottle I didn’t intend to open for a long time, not for ‘working’ paint bottles.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rossiter, Mark W
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2018 1:21 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Parafilm was ModelMaster/Floquil/Paasche paint bottle/cap size and nomenclature.

 

Someone mentioned Teflon tape in passing, but there was no real commentary on it from the masses.  It’s readily available and not very expensive.  I’m sure it would be OK for use on Poly Scale and other acrylic paints, but how about the solvent based paints?  Inquiring minds want to know. 

 

Mark Rossiter

 


Re: Want to Buy Bowser Truck frames, specifically

Bill Welch
 
Edited

I am aware Andy but would prefer to give someone on this list my business.

Bill Welch


Re: Parafilm was ModelMaster/Floquil/Paasche paint bottle/cap size and nomenclature.

Rossiter, Mark W <Mark.Rossiter@...>
 

Someone mentioned Teflon tape in passing, but there was no real commentary on it from the masses.  It’s readily available and not very expensive.  I’m sure it would be OK for use on Poly Scale and other acrylic paints, but how about the solvent based paints?  Inquiring minds want to know. 

 

Mark Rossiter

 


Re: Parafilm was ModelMaster/Floquil/Paasche paint bottle/cap size and nomenclature.

Gary Ray
 

Hi Bruce,

     I will pass this info along.  Guess I can use what I just ordered on my alcohol based paints so all is not lost.  Appreciate the quick reply and the chart link.

 

Gary Ray

Magalia, CA

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Monday, November 5, 2018 7:47 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Parafilm was ModelMaster/Floquil/Paasche paint bottle/cap size and nomenclature.

 

Gary,

 

Um, you have to be careful. Parafilm is wax based. Therefore, it would not be compatible with a number of organic solvents.  The good news is that alcohols are safe to use with it, but ethers, CCL4, Chloroform, Benzene, Toluene and similar solvents are NOT safe with Parafilm. Thus, I would be concerned that some of the solvents in Floquil paints may not be Parafilm compatible. Solvents in alcohol based (aka “water soluble”) paints should be fine, like Poly Scale, Model Master Acryl, etc…

 

Regards

Bruce

 

Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

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Re: Want to Buy Bowser Truck frames, specifically

Andy Miller
 

I have been able to buy these from Bowser directly.

 

Regards,

 

 

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2018 7:23 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Want to Buy Bowser Truck frames, specifically

 

their 70-ton Crown truck and

their Type "Y" freight truck

I know there are some sellers of various RR items on this list and hoping they will contact me at—fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com—if they can sell the above to me. Not in a hurry, just want them handy when I need them: 3-4 of each, frames only please

Thank you,
Bill Welch


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] EJ&E boxcars, green n orange

steve_wintner
 

(and I apologise. I turned Elden Gatwood into Elwood, Sorry!)

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