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Re: Railroad Model Craftsman

Jerome (Jerry) Albin
 

They had a mix-up at the printer. They are re-mailing RMC now.   Jerry Albin


Re: Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors

al_brown03
 

Here's a photo of the A end.

AL B.


Re: Railroad Model Craftsman

Jerry Michels
 

Just call them or visit the website and they will correct the mistake. They are good people all the way around.

Jerry Michels


Re: Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors

Randy Hammill
 

I second that. Always looking for new parts...

Randy 

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Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954

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Re: Railroad Model Craftsman

Larry Smith
 

There is now a header on White River's site saying there was a mixup at the distributer's and the wrong magazines were sent out to subscribers. They are now in the process of sending the correct copies out.

Larry Smith



From: Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io <mike_schleigh@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2018 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Railroad Model Craftsman

My copy of RMC came by mail today----Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:32:40 PM EST, StephenK <thekays100@...> wrote:


Slightly off-topic here, but has anyone rec'd the lated copy of RMC?   I haven't, but today I got a copy of Railfan and Railroad--and I don't subscribe to it.   There is nothing on White River Productions website saying that RMC has been discontinued (in fact, it shows the latest copy) but, I am wondering....

Steve Kay



Re: Railroad Model Craftsman

Gary Ray
 

I have mine.  Not sure what day it arrived as they are not delivering mail yet in our area due to the Camp Fire. 

 

Gary Ray

Magalia, CA

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Railroad Model Craftsman

 

Slightly off-topic here, but has anyone rec'd the lated copy of RMC?   I haven't, but today I got a copy of Railfan and Railroad--and I don't subscribe to it.   There is nothing on White River Productions website saying that RMC has been discontinued (in fact, it shows the latest copy) but, I am wondering....

Steve Kay


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Re: Railroad Model Craftsman

Eric Hansmann
 

My December 2018 RMC arrived today. 

They posted a message on Facebook indicating a mailing snafu and proper issues will be mailed to RMC subscribers. 

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Nov 30, 2018, at 5:32 PM, StephenK <thekays100@...> wrote:

Slightly off-topic here, but has anyone rec'd the lated copy of RMC?   I haven't, but today I got a copy of Railfan and Railroad--and I don't subscribe to it.   There is nothing on White River Productions website saying that RMC has been discontinued (in fact, it shows the latest copy) but, I am wondering....

Steve Kay


Re: Railroad Model Craftsman

David Holden
 

I have the December 2018 issue also.  

-- David Holden


On Fri, Nov 30, 2018, at 3:46 PM, Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io wrote:

Mine is December.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:43:14 PM EST, Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io <mike_schleigh@...> wrote:



My copy of RMC came by mail today----Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:32:40 PM EST, StephenK <thekays100@...> wrote:


Slightly off-topic here, but has anyone rec'd the lated copy of RMC?   I haven't, but today I got a copy of Railfan and Railroad--and I don't subscribe to it.   There is nothing on White River Productions website saying that RMC has been discontinued (in fact, it shows the latest copy) but, I am wondering....

Steve Kay





Re: Railroad Model Craftsman

Schleigh Mike
 

Mine is December.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:43:14 PM EST, Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io <mike_schleigh@...> wrote:


My copy of RMC came by mail today----Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:32:40 PM EST, StephenK <thekays100@...> wrote:


Slightly off-topic here, but has anyone rec'd the lated copy of RMC?   I haven't, but today I got a copy of Railfan and Railroad--and I don't subscribe to it.   There is nothing on White River Productions website saying that RMC has been discontinued (in fact, it shows the latest copy) but, I am wondering....

Steve Kay


Re: Railroad Model Craftsman

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

Looking at the Nov 2018 issue right now. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Nov 30, 2018, at 5:32 PM, StephenK <thekays100@...> wrote:

Slightly off-topic here, but has anyone rec'd the lated copy of RMC?   I haven't, but today I got a copy of Railfan and Railroad--and I don't subscribe to it.   There is nothing on White River Productions website saying that RMC has been discontinued (in fact, it shows the latest copy) but, I am wondering....

Steve Kay


Re: Railroad Model Craftsman

Schleigh Mike
 

My copy of RMC came by mail today----Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, 6:32:40 PM EST, StephenK <thekays100@...> wrote:


Slightly off-topic here, but has anyone rec'd the lated copy of RMC?   I haven't, but today I got a copy of Railfan and Railroad--and I don't subscribe to it.   There is nothing on White River Productions website saying that RMC has been discontinued (in fact, it shows the latest copy) but, I am wondering....

Steve Kay


Railroad Model Craftsman

StephenK
 

Slightly off-topic here, but has anyone rec'd the lated copy of RMC?   I haven't, but today I got a copy of Railfan and Railroad--and I don't subscribe to it.   There is nothing on White River Productions website saying that RMC has been discontinued (in fact, it shows the latest copy) but, I am wondering....

Steve Kay


Re: reefer details (was PFE R-30-5-11)

Richard Townsend
 

Or square brass tube filed and bent.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Sent: Fri, Nov 30, 2018 12:25 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] reefer details (was PFE R-30-5-11)

Why etched? You could cut n fold some paper and have a very nice chute. Origami paper is cheap, thin, and smooth... Very useful for all sorts of sheet metal. 

Alternately, very thin brass sheet can be cut with an Xacto knife and folded.

Stephan


Re: City of Vancouver Archives photos

Rob M.
 

To me they are new news. !  Some pretty interesting finds in there Peter.   Thanks!

C&IM and MRS Mathers, an HCRR NYC steel clone and a wild looking Illinois Northern double door single sheathed car.  And that's just in the first 200 or so.



Rob Mondichak


ATSF Bx-35

Andy Carlson
 

I have had a classic "insert foot into mouth" moment years ago with this board gap issue.

I was talking about my experience making HO scale drawings for SS box cars. I wanted to get the correct board height dimensions, so I would count the boards from lower side sill to "top" sill, simple division and I got the average board dimension (this works with all boards being roughly equal-sometimes the first board may be thinner, perhaps to makeup for an uneven difference). This was done so the car body side would have the correct number of boards visible.

I told my new friend that almost ALWAYS I had to jump around on my counts from section-to-section (left-to right) as the board edges many times could not be ascertained from a straight top-to-bottom look. I compared this tight fitting circumstance with one of the cars I made patterns for, a PS WP 50' SS autocar. I explained this to this gentleman at Naperville. Almost as if on cue, after I finished my resin car, MDC Roundhouse's version of this same car was released. I said "look at those gross gaps, big enough to stick an HO full deck of cards into". I realized the foot into mouth moment when he said " I made the tooling for this MDC car"  He did tell me that he was specifically instructed to make oversized gaps by his MDC boss, who also felt that SS cars must be immediately visible! This gentleman toolmaker later became famous for his non-compromised Tahoe Model works trucks, our own Brian Leppert!

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:56:40 PM PST, Jim Dick wrote:


        Years ago, I had posted on the same lament.   I had talked with one resin car builder who gave me several reasons that the toy train like appearance of oversize grooving is needed, which might be summarized as: toy train [sales] outnumber rivet counters. I remember thinking to myself - On resin car sales? Really. ……………..       Really?! 



Re: Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors

Staffan Ehnbom
 

Al,

Would you have a way of showing what the Shapeways end you mention looks like?

Staffan Ehnbom


On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 9:50 PM al_brown03 <abrown@...> wrote:
Having a pair of the old Shapeways ends, I decided to model this beast. It's ready for paint: picture attached. Shapeways ends; Tichy USRA SS underframe and some other parts (in the picture, everything dark-gray is a Tichy part); Kadee T-section Bettendorf trucks; scratch-made sides and roof; festooned with Archer rivets, lots of Archer rivets. I'll talk about this build in Cocoa Beach. Painting time: onward and upward!

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors

Paul Doggett
 

That’s looking good Al.

Paul Doggett England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 30 Nov 2018, at 20:50, al_brown03 <abrown@...> wrote:

Having a pair of the old Shapeways ends, I decided to model this beast. It's ready for paint: picture attached. Shapeways ends; Tichy USRA SS underframe and some other parts (in the picture, everything dark-gray is a Tichy part); Kadee T-section Bettendorf trucks; scratch-made sides and roof; festooned with Archer rivets, lots of Archer rivets. I'll talk about this build in Cocoa Beach. Painting time: onward and upward!

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

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Re: ATSF Bx-35

np328
 

        Years ago, I had posted on the same lament.   I had talked with one resin car builder who gave me several reasons that the toy train like appearance of oversize grooving is needed, which might be summarized as: toy train [sales] outnumber rivet counters. I remember thinking to myself - On resin car sales? Really. ……………..       Really?! 

Anyway I had posted some prototype photos found in the files under Wood Sided Freight Car Debate here: https://realstmfc.groups.io/g/main/files/Wood%20Sided%20Freight%20Car%20Debate 

Andy, I agree with you. Some gaps/grooves measure out to where I believe the prototype car would be shopped or rejected by the customer because one good rain storm and the contents would soaked, and it seems gaps are more commonly found than oversized grooves are.                                                                                                                                                                                               Jim Dick 

Larry, the comment on the NP car. While researching the NP Mechanical files along with the others, it seemed (yes I may have a bias) in the reading of these they kept the home fleet of cars in a better than industry average. I have read some internal letters where the shop forces comment that foreign road cars passing through on RIP tracks are found in condition that home road cars would have been dealt with well prior. Wood floors quite beat up, where floor and interior side sheathing meet in need of maintenance and so on.      


Re: Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors

al_brown03
 

Having a pair of the old Shapeways ends, I decided to model this beast. It's ready for paint: picture attached. Shapeways ends; Tichy USRA SS underframe and some other parts (in the picture, everything dark-gray is a Tichy part); Kadee T-section Bettendorf trucks; scratch-made sides and roof; festooned with Archer rivets, lots of Archer rivets. I'll talk about this build in Cocoa Beach. Painting time: onward and upward!

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: reefer details (was PFE R-30-5-11)

steve_wintner
 

Why etched? You could cut n fold some paper and have a very nice chute. Origami paper is cheap, thin, and smooth... Very useful for all sorts of sheet metal. 

Alternately, very thin brass sheet can be cut with an Xacto knife and folded.

Stephan