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Re: Layout tour video

Clark Propst
 

Track seems a bit slippery – probably weeds on the rails. Have you had any trouble with static grass getting into your loco bearings/drive train?  I appreciate the multiple bulk oil dealers and grain elevators. 

 J. Stephen Sandifer

Actually, it's because I over did  using stick graphite by 
scrubbing on as if I were cleaning the rails. I need to clean the rails and only add dashes here and therConduct well, but effects traction. I've never looked inside any engines. I vacuum well during and after grass application. As far as the structures go I'm just modeling what was there.

Thanks for all your comments, I'll be talking about the layout at the CCB RPM.

Clark Propst

Re: Layout tour video

Tony Thompson
 

Clark Propst wrote:

The other day a friend took a video of my layout. Plenty of freights cars  ;  ))

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A2oBDhadv8

        Nicely done video, excellent scenery rendition. Thanks for sharing the video, Clark.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history





Re: Layout tour video

Chuck Cover
 

Clark,

 

Great video and layout.  What especially caught my eye is the beautiful way you did the backdrop, really exceptional the way it blended off into the distance.  Also glad you had a PRR boxcar in the consist. 😊

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

Re: Layout tour video

Bob Chaparro
 

In addition to the excellent execution, I found about half a dozen mini-scenes I could replicate that otherwise never would have occurred to me. Thanks.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

Re: Upgrading a steam switcher

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Pete, Eric, and List Members,
 
Great work Pete, espeically the original thinking regarding the coal load and speaker arrangement.
 
Very enjoyable reading material to go with my Monday morning breakfast time.
 
Claus Schlund

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2018 7:07 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Upgrading a steam switcher

Pete Hall shares upgrade techniques for a Proto2000 0-8-0 on the Resin Car Works blog. These USRA yard locos are great for working your freight car fleet. 

http://blog.resincarworks.com/upgrading-a-proto2000-0-8-0/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy

Re: using bottled nitrogen for air brush painting

mark_landgraf
 

Andy

Bottles can be refilled for 10 years before they need to be re-certified. Normally you exchange them at the local welding supplier.

The gas in the tank will have no humidity it. That can be beneficial.

Changing the gauge on a regulator can be problematic. It would probably be easier to add another gauge, of a lower pressure range, downstream, closer to the airbrush.

Mark Landgraf
Albany NY
--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 12/1/18, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

Subject: [RealSTMFC] using bottled nitrogen for air brush painting
To: "STMFC" <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1:05 PM

I was gifted a full 20 pound
bottle of Nitrogen recently. It was last hydro tested
in  2015. It has the dual gauge type of regulator,
though unlike my CO2 regulators, the low pressure gauge is
for 300 psi. At a minimum, I will need to replace that dial
gauge for a lower pressure one.

My question, is Nitrogen useful
for air brushing? I have nothing but good things to say
about bottled CO2, and I am asking if Nitrogen will work as
well.
Thanks,-Andy CarlsonOjai CA

The Autumn issue of The Keystone Modeler (#106) is now available

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,

The Autumn 2018 issue of The Keystone Modeler (#106) is now available at the PRRT&HS web site:
http://www.prrths.com/newprr_files/newPRRKeystoneModeler.htm

Regards,
Bruce

Bruce Smith
Assistant to the Webmaster, PRRT&HS

Upgrading a steam switcher

Eric Hansmann
 

Pete Hall shares upgrade techniques for a Proto2000 0-8-0 on the Resin Car Works blog. These USRA yard locos are great for working your freight car fleet. 

http://blog.resincarworks.com/upgrading-a-proto2000-0-8-0/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy

Re: Layout tour video

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Thanks for sharing Clark.  Very inspirstional.

Bill Parddie



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-------- Original message --------
From: James SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...>
Date: 12/2/18 6:52 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Layout tour video

Very nice, Clark. Track seems a bit slippery – probably weeds on the rails. Have you had any trouble with static grass getting into your loco bearings/drive train?  I appreciate the multiple bulk oil dealers and grain elevators. Good stuff!

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Sunday, December 2, 2018 7:25 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Layout tour video

 

The other day a friend took a video of my layout. Plenty of freights cars  ;  ))

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A2oBDhadv8

Clark Propst

Re: BAR 2903

Rich Gibson
 

Gordon,
Actually, the MEC single sheathed Dairy Products cars were rebuilt from double sheathed milk cars, not from boxcars. A photo of one of the cars prior to rebuilding was published many years ago in MR (?).
Rich Gibson
Golden, CO

Re: Layout tour video

James SANDIFER
 

Very nice, Clark. Track seems a bit slippery – probably weeds on the rails. Have you had any trouble with static grass getting into your loco bearings/drive train?  I appreciate the multiple bulk oil dealers and grain elevators. Good stuff!

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Sunday, December 2, 2018 7:25 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Layout tour video

 

The other day a friend took a video of my layout. Plenty of freights cars  ;  ))

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A2oBDhadv8

Clark Propst

Re: Tupperware Rexall Chemicals General American hopper

Craig Wilson
 

Tom Hood (who started C-D-S) had an extensive collection of freight car slides.  Years and years ago Ken Goslett introduced me and my friend Arnt Gerritsen to Tom and we spent an enjoyable day in his basement as he loaded box after box of freight car slides into his stack loader.

His lettering sets were based on that collection and you can bet that if you have a diagram of a GACX/Rexall Chemical airslide, Tom had a slide of THAT CAR in his collection.  We provided Tom with the photos and data to produce Ann Arbor RR freight car sets and we had to lobby hard to get him to include an extra number jumble in the C-D-S sets to allow us to do more than one model.  His early sets had only the particular car number that appeared in his photo.

Craig Wilson

Re: using bottled nitrogen for air brush painting

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

The lack of water vapor makes it ideal for use in auto tires. Nitrogen filled tires don’t vary much by ambient temperature. My atmospheric air- filled tires, normally 36 psi, showed 30 psi during our recent cold snap.

Thanks!
Brian Ehni
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Dec 2, 2018, at 9:04 PM, tbarney2004 <tbarney@...> wrote:

Nitrogen constitutes about 78% of average atmospheric air, the rest being about 21% oxygen, and 1% other gases and water vapor. As Mark said, bottled, it will be dry, ie humidity content of basically 0%. As such, it should be perfectly acceptable for use as propellant for an air brush. The 20lb cylinder should maintain very consistent pressures as well as it is emptied at normal spraying rates.

Tim Barney

On 12/2/2018 9:48 PM, mark_landgraf via Groups.Io wrote:
Andy

Bottles can be refilled for 10 years before they need to be re-certified. Normally you exchange them at the local welding supplier.

The gas in the tank will have no humidity it. That can be beneficial.

Changing the gauge on a regulator can be problematic. It would probably be easier to add another gauge, of a lower pressure range, downstream, closer to the airbrush.

Mark Landgraf
Albany NY
--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 12/1/18, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

Subject: [RealSTMFC] using bottled nitrogen for air brush painting
To: "STMFC" <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1:05 PM
I was gifted a full 20 pound
bottle of Nitrogen recently. It was last hydro tested
in 2015. It has the dual gauge type of regulator,
though unlike my CO2 regulators, the low pressure gauge is
for 300 psi. At a minimum, I will need to replace that dial
gauge for a lower pressure one.
My question, is Nitrogen useful
for air brushing? I have nothing but good things to say
about bottled CO2, and I am asking if Nitrogen will work as
well.
Thanks,-Andy CarlsonOjai CA




Re: using bottled nitrogen for air brush painting

tbarney2004
 

Nitrogen constitutes about 78% of average atmospheric air, the rest being about 21% oxygen, and 1% other gases and water vapor.  As Mark said, bottled, it will be dry, ie humidity content of basically 0%.  As such, it should be perfectly acceptable for use as propellant for an air brush.  The 20lb cylinder should maintain very consistent pressures as well as it is emptied at normal spraying rates.

Tim Barney

On 12/2/2018 9:48 PM, mark_landgraf via Groups.Io wrote:
Andy

Bottles can be refilled for 10 years before they need to be re-certified. Normally you exchange them at the local welding supplier.

The gas in the tank will have no humidity it. That can be beneficial.

Changing the gauge on a regulator can be problematic. It would probably be easier to add another gauge, of a lower pressure range, downstream, closer to the airbrush.

Mark Landgraf
Albany NY
--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 12/1/18, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

Subject: [RealSTMFC] using bottled nitrogen for air brush painting
To: "STMFC" <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1:05 PM
I was gifted a full 20 pound
bottle of Nitrogen recently. It was last hydro tested
in  2015. It has the dual gauge type of regulator,
though unlike my CO2 regulators, the low pressure gauge is
for 300 psi. At a minimum, I will need to replace that dial
gauge for a lower pressure one.
My question, is Nitrogen useful
for air brushing? I have nothing but good things to say
about bottled CO2, and I am asking if Nitrogen will work as
well.
Thanks,-Andy CarlsonOjai CA


Re: using bottled nitrogen for air brush painting

mark_landgraf
 

Andy

Bottles can be refilled for 10 years before they need to be re-certified. Normally you exchange them at the local welding supplier.

The gas in the tank will have no humidity it. That can be beneficial.

Changing the gauge on a regulator can be problematic. It would probably be easier to add another gauge, of a lower pressure range, downstream, closer to the airbrush.

Mark Landgraf
Albany NY
--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 12/1/18, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

Subject: [RealSTMFC] using bottled nitrogen for air brush painting
To: "STMFC" <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 1:05 PM

I was gifted a full 20 pound
bottle of Nitrogen recently. It was last hydro tested
in  2015. It has the dual gauge type of regulator,
though unlike my CO2 regulators, the low pressure gauge is
for 300 psi. At a minimum, I will need to replace that dial
gauge for a lower pressure one.

My question, is Nitrogen useful
for air brushing? I have nothing but good things to say
about bottled CO2, and I am asking if Nitrogen will work as
well.
Thanks,-Andy CarlsonOjai CA

Re: Batch Building X29 and 1923 A.R..A. Types

Bill Welch
 

Thank you Brian I will. Someone has already suggested that Red Caboose wimped on the stringers over worries of truck swing.

Bill Welch

Layout tour video

Clark Propst
 

The other day a friend took a video of my layout. Plenty of freights cars  ;  ))

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A2oBDhadv8

Clark Propst

Re: Bangor &Aroostook Reefer S1300

mofwcaboose
 

Most cars with the S- prefix were used for storage, according to company rosters.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 2:18 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Bangor &Aroostook Reefer S1300


The BAR used "S" as a prefix for company service (non revenue) cars.




>I can't recall the source of this photo but it shows a Fruit Growers Express ice bunker reefer with Bangor & Aroostook reporting marks.
>
>Was this a car leased by FGEX to BAR or sold to BAR?
>
>Thanks.
>
>Bob Chaparro



--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*



Old air brake book

Clark Propst
 

A friend had me list an old air brake book he has on eBay. If anyone is interested you can see it at:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/113410941450?ul_noapp=true

Clark Propst

Re: Bangor &Aroostook Reefer S1300

Clark Propst
 

Thanks Bob, for attaching that photo. Saved me a lot of embarrassment! I decaled the CL mini-kit this morning and decided to use Refrigerator and Ventilator. The photo in the handout was fairly poor and at an angle away from that end. I assumed the Refrig was on top....Not so, it seems. So, I scraped off the and and ventilator. Now I can assemble the thing and post a photo with better knowledge  ;  ))
Clark Propst