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1917 Boxcar roof picture

David
 


Re: 1917 Boxcar roof picture

Edward
 

Back again - found a way to enlarge that photo.
There also appear to be creases of some type at each of those attachment points along the roofing edge.
Part of what maybe a ventilator also appears in the upper left corner of the car side.

Ed Bommer 


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

Benjamin Hom
 

RJ Dial wrote:
"I don't mate the trucks up until the end (other than when I install the coupler boxes to make sure of height alignment)."

Seems like a backwards approach.  I work out weight, coupler, and truck mounting early in assembly as there's less impact on the model at that point than later trying to re-engineer a model that's almost finished.  I then take off the trucks and (as needed) the couplers and reinstall them later.


Ben Hom 


Re: 1917 Boxcar roof picture

Edward
 

The photo appears at the top of a page marked MRH Q-A-T/ 2.
From the swayed roof of the car in question, it appears to be an older, 36' wood body, truss-rodded car.
It may have an early design metal roof, judging from the high roof seam caps.
What look like rivets between them along the eaves, may be cap screws with washers to hold and seal the bottom edge of the metal roofing sheets to the car body's wooden frame.

Ed Bommer


Re: F&C " AAR Type 2 & 7" Tankcars

Steve and Barb Hile
 

On the groups.io site, I searched for ACF Type Funaro and got several interesting emails to review.  Similar searches with other combinations of terms should also work.  All of the old Yahoo emails are archived there.
 
Steve Hile


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of radiodial868
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2018 10:16 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] F&C " AAR Type 2 & 7" Tankcars

Been following the Tichy/IM tankcar thread seeing what I can do with those great Tichy kits.  I have the same question as for the F&C tankcar kits.  Are they accurate? They are nice kits. (http://fandckits.com/ho_frtlistbyroad.html)
I've attached a couple of screenshots of his offerings.  I imagine this was discussed at one time, but I can't find it in the Yahoo history.
RJ Dial
Burlingame, CA


Re: 1917 Boxcar roof picture

gary laakso
 

Sorry, I thought that the picture on page 12 that really expands when you click it would appear. 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jack Burgess
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2018 7:44 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] 1917 Boxcar roof picture

 

Gary….

 

What page are you taking about?

 

Jack Burgess

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of gary laakso
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2018 5:58 AM
To: 'stmfc'
Subject: [RealSTMFC] 1917 Boxcar roof picture

 

From MRH:

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/mrhpub.com/2018-11-nov/online/index.html 

 

What is the type of roof that is in the car closest the camera on the left side that has the rivets on the side of the seam covers?

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks, sounds like a good idea and I'll give it a try
Fenton

On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 11:04 AM radiodial868 <radiodial@...> wrote:
That's one of those little hobby hacks I stumbled across years ago.  Scrap pieces of foamboard and round toothpicks with the point cut off one end that pokes up into the trucks mount holes perfectly and can adjust to suit the length of car with the pointy end into the foamboard.  Since I always have at least 3-4 cars under build in various stages of doneness, I have a bunch floating around.  I don't mate the trucks up until the end (other than when I install the coupler boxes to make sure of height alignment).
RJ Dial



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


F&C " AAR Type 2 & 7" Tankcars

radiodial868
 

Been following the Tichy/IM tankcar thread seeing what I can do with those great Tichy kits.  I have the same question as for the F&C tankcar kits.  Are they accurate? They are nice kits. (http://fandckits.com/ho_frtlistbyroad.html)
I've attached a couple of screenshots of his offerings.  I imagine this was discussed at one time, but I can't find it in the Yahoo history.
RJ Dial
Burlingame, CA


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

radiodial868
 

That's one of those little hobby hacks I stumbled across years ago.  Scrap pieces of foamboard and round toothpicks with the point cut off one end that pokes up into the trucks mount holes perfectly and can adjust to suit the length of car with the pointy end into the foamboard.  Since I always have at least 3-4 cars under build in various stages of doneness, I have a bunch floating around.  I don't mate the trucks up until the end (other than when I install the coupler boxes to make sure of height alignment).
RJ Dial


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

Paul Doggett
 

I use acrylic car primer for resin kits then Tru-color I find it works for me.

Paul 


On 24 Nov 2018, at 15:30, radiodial868 <radiodial@...> wrote:

TruColor and resin are like oil and water, they don't mix. We've discussed this many times on this and the Resin Freight Car groups. There are also some primers TruColor will not stay adhered to also, so you have to be careful.
Took me a bunch of testing and repaints to figure it out, grit blasting and cleaning prior made no dif.  I may look like it's adhering, but it isn't, it's just wrapping the car with paint, and eventually will start lifting.
I settled on Vallejo Polyurethane primer and have been painting worry free with TruColor now.
Scalecoat you can spray without any primer...
Last summer i posted a photo showing the paint lifting off a CB&Q sawtooth. Attached is the same car after stripping and then priming and painting with Vallejo/Trucolor CB&Q BCR.
RJ Dial
Burlingame, Ca<IMG_0281.jpg>


Re: 1917 Boxcar roof picture

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

Gary….

 

What page are you taking about?

 

Jack Burgess

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of gary laakso
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2018 5:58 AM
To: 'stmfc'
Subject: [RealSTMFC] 1917 Boxcar roof picture

 

From MRH:

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/mrhpub.com/2018-11-nov/online/index.html 

 

What is the type of roof that is in the car closest the camera on the left side that has the rivets on the side of the seam covers?

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

O Fenton Wells
 

Mr. Dial
Could you  take a minute and explain your paint stand pictured above holding the painted car..  How is it attached to the car being painted.  I've seen several of these and want to make one.
\Appreciate your help.
Fenton

On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM radiodial868 <radiodial@...> wrote:
TruColor and resin are like oil and water, they don't mix. We've discussed this many times on this and the Resin Freight Car groups. There are also some primers TruColor will not stay adhered to also, so you have to be careful.
Took me a bunch of testing and repaints to figure it out, grit blasting and cleaning prior made no dif.  I may look like it's adhering, but it isn't, it's just wrapping the car with paint, and eventually will start lifting.
I settled on Vallejo Polyurethane primer and have been painting worry free with TruColor now.
Scalecoat you can spray without any primer...
Last summer i posted a photo showing the paint lifting off a CB&Q sawtooth. Attached is the same car after stripping and then priming and painting with Vallejo/Trucolor CB&Q BCR.
RJ Dial
Burlingame, Ca



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

radiodial868
 

Hmm, actually this was the Frisco car example. Anyhoo, here is the before pic of that one too.
RJ DIal


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

radiodial868
 

TruColor and resin are like oil and water, they don't mix. We've discussed this many times on this and the Resin Freight Car groups. There are also some primers TruColor will not stay adhered to also, so you have to be careful.
Took me a bunch of testing and repaints to figure it out, grit blasting and cleaning prior made no dif.  I may look like it's adhering, but it isn't, it's just wrapping the car with paint, and eventually will start lifting.
I settled on Vallejo Polyurethane primer and have been painting worry free with TruColor now.
Scalecoat you can spray without any primer...
Last summer i posted a photo showing the paint lifting off a CB&Q sawtooth. Attached is the same car after stripping and then priming and painting with Vallejo/Trucolor CB&Q BCR.
RJ Dial
Burlingame, Ca


1917 Boxcar roof picture

gary laakso
 

From MRH:

 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/mrhpub.com/2018-11-nov/online/index.html 

 

What is the type of roof that is in the car closest the camera on the left side that has the rivets on the side of the seam covers?

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


RPM events

Eric Hansmann
 

With the post-Thanksgiving lull, take some time to review the upcoming 2019 RPM meet schedule. 

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2018/11/24/rpm-updates-4/



Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

Scott
 

I have been using Tamiya Fine that is warmed in a water bath.  It is really hard to beat the finish and I dont have to clean the airbrush.

Looking at the reviews of Stynylrez it looks really popular.  I had never heard of it until Bill mentioned it today.  Learn something new every day in this hobby.

Scott McDonald


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

Tony Thompson
 

Don, if you can use Tru-Color without primer, you're a better man than me.
Tony T


On Nov 23, 2018, at 6:22 PM, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io <riverman_vt@...> wrote:

Hi Bob,

     I'm like Bill Welch as I do not use primers. All they do is hide detail with an unnecessary layer of coating. I wash with Dawn and also 
clean with a light going over in my grit blast booth if it seems needed. Then I paint with either Scalecoat or True Color/Accupaint. This is 
done with brass, plastic, resin and wood all with good results. As we Yanks say, if it ain't broke don't fix it!

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Two Questions About Paint Primers

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hi Bob,

     I'm like Bill Welch as I do not use primers. All they do is hide detail with an unnecessary layer of coating. I wash with Dawn and also 
clean with a light going over in my grit blast booth if it seems needed. Then I paint with either Scalecoat or True Color/Accupaint. This is 
done with brass, plastic, resin and wood all with good results. As we Yanks say, if it ain't broke don't fix it!

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: mystery car???

rwitt_2000
 

On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 06:50 PM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI wrote:
Looks like a turbine fuel car. UP converted one Big Boy to oil as a test. This may be that loco. 
I agree, but don't claim to be a UP expert. Unfortunately it not a freight car.

Attached is an example of a similar tender.

Bob Witt

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