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NEB&W (RPI) layout being MOVED to ???

Tim O'Connor
 


Message forwarded from John Nehrich

The RPI club layout is one of the finest layouts in America. I hope this goes well
and doesn't become a tragedy. I've operated regularly on the layout for several years
and I've been visiting it for almost 30 years, and it has just gotten better and better
over time. And it had regular participation of RPI students too. The twice yearly
operating sessions attracted at least 40 people at a time including many RPI alumni.

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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Hi, I'm trying to send out this info to all our active club members and supporters but in my rush, I'm sure I'm overlooking many - please spread the word and for anyone who hears about this only secondhand, I sincerely apologize.

We have just gotten word that shortly, perhaps a few weeks, a professional mover is going to come in and crate up sections of the layout, along with everything else, and move them out of Davison.  These will either be stored in a warehouse or if we are lucky, moved to a new permanent home.  The school wants to rehab Davison over the summer with all new plumbing, etc., but wants the layout now.  At first when they were talking about this, they were figuring they would totally box in the layout to protect it from swinging pipes around, but they would have to remove the backdrop and build us a whole new one.  On reconsideration, they figured it would be better to move us instead.

So where?  Barb Nelson, who used to work at RPI in space allocation, is now the Executive Director of TAP Inc. (Troy Architectural Program) and wants very much for us to move to some place where the layout can readily be seen by the public.  She is very sympathetic to our needs and attuned to the entire downtown building boom.  She thinks there may be some appropriate space downtown opening up.  Many developers are having a hard time filling their first floor with retailers, and she sees the layout as generating a lot of foot traffic.  We don’t have anything definite yet.  If it does, our role might change, whether we stay a part of RPI, be a collaboration with say the county historical society, become totally independent, or who knows what.  We know one important consideration no matter what would be to ensure this is a permanent home.

Or we have been talking about a new building, a simple (and thus cheap) steel shell building on a concrete pad floor somewhere on RPI property.

For years and years, we have looked at moving to an existing location in an unused space, but we take up far more room than people think.  And if we were to move into J Building or Winslow, even if we fit – we don’t – it would cost so much to remove walls, etc.  But now we are talking about a prime location, not a spare attic or unused basement.

Please spread the word to EVERYONE you can think of.  Massive amounts of publicity are needed, and soon, both word-of-mouth and professional media.  In this way, we may reach some wealthy benefactor, or even just convince the school the importance of not letting us wither away in storage.  We will be looking into some type of go-fund-me campaign, hopefully in conjunction say with a local historical group.  (We probably can’t do it under RPI without stepping on some toes).

The contract to move us has yet to be signed, but they are aiming for a few weeks.  Then we will know the timetable but it likely to be soon after.  Once we have a definite date, we are hopeful of holding one last operating session.  If you know of individuals who need to see the layout, I can set up an individual tour - it may be now or never.   

  - John Nehrich

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Rare M&StL box car footage

gtws00
 

Great short film. 
Thanks for sharing
George Toman

Re: Rare M&StL box car footage

Bill Welch
 

Thank you for sharing this Clark. Looks like a set of Detail West 4/4 Dreadnaught ends would be an ideal fit. Wonder it Andrew would be interested in doing these as a kit. I could furnish him the ends I think if he will. Nice variation.

Bill Welch

Re: Model Train Magazine Index web site

Nelson Moyer
 

I tried a couple of searches for articles I know were published in Mainline Modeler, and the search hit on some key words but not others. Stock cars gave results, but CB&Q came up empty. On one of the hits, there were five pages of articles, but only the first page worked. Clicking NEXT brought up an error page. Pretty clunky index search functions! I wonder if the programmer actually tried the use this index to see if it worked.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of StephenK
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2019 9:04 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Train Magazine Index web site

 

Try this:

http://trc.trains.com/modeltrainindex

Steve Kay

Re: Rare M&StL box car footage

Paul Doggett
 

Clark 

An excellent little film.

Paul Doggett 


On 6 Jan 2019, at 15:25, Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com> wrote:

 
Above is a link to a short video sent to me by Jason Klocke. I’ve built a couple models of the M&StL 52000 series box cars before using Ertl models with DW ends having only a photo snow covered car shot from an odd angle as a guide. Gene Green sent me the AFE file on them and some ‘detail’ photos he took of a car that survived as a shed somewhere. These cars were built in 42 on xCNW 16000 series reefer underframes with a carbody built like USRA DS cars with Dreadnaught ends.  I’ve always wondered if these cars had fishbelly underframes and by the looks of it they did. Happy me. Now I want to get some Westerfield USRA flat kits to build some more  ;  ))
 
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

Rare M&StL box car footage

Clark Propst
 

 
Above is a link to a short video sent to me by Jason Klocke. I’ve built a couple models of the M&StL 52000 series box cars before using Ertl models with DW ends having only a photo snow covered car shot from an odd angle as a guide. Gene Green sent me the AFE file on them and some ‘detail’ photos he took of a car that survived as a shed somewhere. These cars were built in 42 on xCNW 16000 series reefer underframes with a carbody built like USRA DS cars with Dreadnaught ends.  I’ve always wondered if these cars had fishbelly underframes and by the looks of it they did. Happy me. Now I want to get some Westerfield USRA flat kits to build some more  ;  ))
 
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

Re: Model Train Magazine Index web site

Steve and Barb Hile
 

It works for me, but in a kind of hit or miss fashion.  If I hit this screen, I use my browser Back function to try again.  It can be frustrating.
 
Steve Hile



From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of robertb@...
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 11:04 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Model Train Magazine Index web site

Does anyone know  if the Model Train Magazine Index web site that was on the Kalmbach site is still working ? I keep getting this message.

Regards,

Robert Bogie



Re: Model Train Magazine Index web site

StephenK
 

Re: Model Train Magazine Index web site

Randy Hammill
 

There’s one on the NMRA site: www.olimpia.com:8084/magazine-index.html

Randy
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Randy Hammill
Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954  | https//:blog.newbritainstation.com

Model Train Magazine Index web site

robertb@smartchat.net.au
 

Does anyone know  if the Model Train Magazine Index web site that was on the Kalmbach site is still working ? I keep getting this message.

Regards,

Robert Bogie

Re: Eglin Car Shops/Yarmouth Model Works

Charlie Vlk
 

John-

You have to Watch the spelling of Elgin!!!

(Elgin Watch Company used to get freightcar loads of material and heating coal and freight crews used their railroad timepieces…required STMFC content!!).

Charlie Vlk

 

My bad.  I mis-typed.  It is Elgin Car Shops.  Y'see I live in north Florida and am used to Eglin Air Force Base.  So, force of habit.

-- John

 

Re: Eglin Car Shops/Yarmouth Model Works

John Sykes III
 

My bad.  I mis-typed.  It is Elgin Car Shops.  Y'see I live in north Florida and am used to Eglin Air Force Base.  So, force of habit.

-- John

Re: If you are shopping for an Airbrush. . .

John Sykes III
 

Bill:

I agree with you, but my fave is Paasche.  I have 2 VLs and a VLS (note -- all internal mix) that I use with a manifold to handle 3 weathering colors at once (rust, grimy black and grime -- obviously I do PRR).  I may add a Talon in the future for detail work.  I only use solvent-based paints (Floquil [still], ScaleCoat I and ScaleCoat II).  I have a Badger and a Testors AB, but never use them.

I think it depends what you were taught with.  In my case, my model-painting guru used Paasche.

-- John

If you are shopping for an Airbrush. . .

Bill Welch
 

Which Airbrush we may prefer is a very personal and individualized and much depends on how it feels in our hands—weight, balance, trigger action, etc.— and the kind or kinds of paint we are spraying and if we are spraying for overall coverage or for weathering or detailing.

 

I am a little embarrassed to say I am “airbrush poor” but the two I use the most are the Badger gravity feed 105 “Patriot” and siphon feed 155 “Anthem.” They are identical internally so all their parts are interchangeable including needles and tips or nozzles. I have the .3mm, .5mm and .7mm needle/nozzle combos. They have been reliable and all that is necessary in my case is a more skillful and practiced user.

 

The reason I am raising this subject is that Badger is currently having a sale with all of the airbrushes priced at $55 plus shipping and handling. There are some selected accessories also on sale that can be bundled with an AB.

 

The prices are very good I think and based on my personal experience Badger's service and customer support are excellent. I am not a stockowner, merely an enthusiastic Badger user trying to share info about a good sale. YMMV. Here is a link about the sale: http://www.badgerairbrush.com/Special_Offers_Domestic.asp

 

Bill Welch

Re: Eglin Car Shops/Yarmouth Model Works

Pierre Oliver
 

John,
Thanks for the shoutout.
And note to all, one does not require a Paypal account to order through the Paypal checkout. You can process an order with only a credit card

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 1/05/19 10:54 a.m., John Sykes III via Groups.Io wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I was looking for Sylvan detail parts with little success, then found out that ECS/YMW had acquired that end of Sylvan's business (Duh, I'm probably the last to know!).  I went to their website and found it easy to use, plus the shopping cart and checkout is handled directly by PayPal which makes it incredibly easy to use, as long as you have a PayPal account.  I got a lifetime supply of Carmer cut levers, several Dreadnaught ends, a Hutchins and a Murphy flat roof, just for starts.  STMFC modelers' heaven!  Thanks, Pierre.

If they ever add some more reefer-specific parts, I'll never set foot outside of my workshop forever!

-- John

Eglin Car Shops/Yarmouth Model Works

John Sykes III
 
Edited

I was looking for Sylvan detail parts with little success, then found out that ECS/YMW had acquired that end of Sylvan's business (Duh, I'm probably the last to know!).  I went to their website and found it easy to use, plus the shopping cart and checkout is handled directly by PayPal which makes it incredibly easy to use, as long as you have a PayPal account.  I got a lifetime supply of Carmer cut levers, several Dreadnaught ends, a Hutchins and a Murphy flat roof, just for starts.  STMFC modelers' heaven!  Thanks, Pierre.

If they ever add some more reefer-specific parts, I'll never set foot outside of my workshop forever!

-- John

Re: Red Caboose / Intermountain GS Gondola Ends

John Sykes III
 

Doubt it.

Right now Intermountain is struggling to get their finished products out of China.  They have contracts with new factories, but need to backfill orders for wheelsets and pre-announced products first.  As far as I can find out, wheelsets are the only parts that Intermountain is advertising right now.  None of the other parts in their catalog are available as far as I can tell, and probably won't be for a year or more (I need early Dreadnaught [4-4] ends and Murphy raised panel roofs for PFE reefers -- searched every website known to man and no joy).

-- John

Red Caboose / Intermountain GS Gondola Ends

bn2204
 

G 'Day Everyone,

It looks like Intermountain is taking reservations for GS gons. I was wondering if there is any interest to see if we can get them to produce the ends (UP Version) seperately as parts? I still have lots of Walthers cars that need the ends replaced, as well scratch building projects that need ends. I'm good for 50-100 sets.

Darrall Swift - Medina, Ohio
Modeling the BN/MILW in North Central Montana, Great Falls to Shelby, Circa: August-September 1979

Cocoa Beach Hotel Reservation available

Stic Harris
 

Good afternoon all,

My wife and I will be unable to attend Cocoa Beach next week due to some family medical issues.

I have a room reserved for 4 nights - arriving Thursday and leaving Monday morning. It's an Ocean View room at $159/night.

Before I cancel it I figure I'd check and see if anyone is still in need of a room. Let me know by Monday if so! Otherwise I'll cancel it.

Thanks and hope those attending have a great time.
Will be sorry to miss it.

Stic Harris

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- Stic

Re: NP 1937 AAR 40’ boxcar

mopacfirst
 

Excellent information, thanks.  Just what I expected, but you never know.  Since I model 1959-62, I'd see some of these cars in fairly clean paint.

Ron Merrick