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Re: Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Brian Carlson
 

I think Bruce got several emails crossed. The Rapido reefer is fine for Oscar Mayer.  It needs sidesill modes for swift.  

Brian J. Carlson 

On Mar 1, 2019, at 11:16 PM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

Bryain,


Nope... it's a 37' kit bash starting with the 40' Accurail wood reefer.


Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 4:14 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars
 
Thanks Bruce, is the Rapido 37' reefer a good representation of a URTX  leased to Oscar Mayer or Swift
or should I just start with a Lifelike car?
 
Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA


On Friday, March 1, 2019 8:52 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:


Bryian,

Check out the Shake n’ Take project from a few years ago ;)

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith            
Auburn, AL
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Mar 1, 2019, at 10:49 AM, Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I'm looking to start a build project to model refrigerated cars that wore the Oscar Mayer Paint schemes in the mid 1950's
I would like to get your input on the following:

  • Sources for reference material
  • Photos
  • Accurate models or good starting point suggestions.

Thank You,

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA




Re: Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Bruce Smith
 

Bryain,


Nope... it's a 37' kit bash starting with the 40' Accurail wood reefer.


Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 4:14 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars
 
Thanks Bruce, is the Rapido 37' reefer a good representation of a URTX  leased to Oscar Mayer or Swift
or should I just start with a Lifelike car?
 
Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA


On Friday, March 1, 2019 8:52 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:


Bryian,

Check out the Shake n’ Take project from a few years ago ;)

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith            
Auburn, AL
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Mar 1, 2019, at 10:49 AM, Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I'm looking to start a build project to model refrigerated cars that wore the Oscar Mayer Paint schemes in the mid 1950's
I would like to get your input on the following:

  • Sources for reference material
  • Photos
  • Accurate models or good starting point suggestions.

Thank You,

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA




Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

Bruce Smith
 

Tim,


LOL right back at you... some of us have figured out how to use this tool successfully... the comments section doesn't always reflect the truth 😉


Regards

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL




From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 3:12 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig
 

LOL. Bruce, read the comment on that page - "useless" for HO scale.

But like I said, AMB and Tichy already make them specifically for HO scale.

And, well, it ain't exactly rocket science to make one for ourselves. :-)

If I recall correctly, the others also provide for corner grabs.



On 3/1/2019 11:42 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Gang,

Sounds like you mean this:
www.micromark.com
Make Perfect Grab Irons for Your Train, Aircraft, Truck and Military Models If you've ever tried to make your own grab irons by eyeballing and bending wire into shape with a plier, you already know that it's almost impossible to make any two exactly alike.


Regards

Bruce



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Mystery Ribbed FCM Automobile Boxcar

Miles C
 

Stumbled across this neat ribbed FCM Automobile boxcar this morning, and I'd like more information about it. 

-Who built these, and when? 
-Did they find themselves in non-auto service (or auto parts service) after boxcars fell out of favor for carrying assembled autos?
-When were the majority of them retired?
-Were they in dedicated service or did they roam? 

Thanks. 


Re: Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Douglas Harding
 

Bryian, Oscar Meyer, like most meat packers, leased meat reefers. They leased reefers from a number of companies through the years, including Mather, NWX (North Western), National, MDT and URTC. Attached are a few photos. There is one photo in Gene Green’s Color Refrigerator Car book and a number of photos in Kaminski’s Billboard Refrigerator Cars.

 

Al Westerfield indicated that URTC records are extremely difficult to research. So it is difficult to know exactly how many URTC cars Oscar Mayer actually leased at any one time. By the mid 50s you would be seeing steel sided reefers in meat service, including some leased by Oscar Mayer. And remember that GATC acquired URTC in 1929, after that date most new URTC cars followed GATC designs.

 

in HO good quality wood meat reefers include the:

Red Caboose 37’Mather meat reefer, once offered in Oscar Mayer

Rapido 37’ GATC meat reefer, was offered in Oscar Mayer

Atlas 37’ GATC meat reefer, based upon a Cudahy design

I am not familiar with what is available for steel sided cars.

 

Lettering is available from Clover House and Tichy Trains.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bryian Sones via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 10:50 AM
To: STMFC
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

 

Hi All,

 

I'm looking to start a build project to model refrigerated cars that wore the Oscar Mayer Paint schemes in the mid 1950's

I would like to get your input on the following:

 

  • Sources for reference material
  • Photos
  • Accurate models or good starting point suggestions.

 

Thank You,

 

Bryian Sones

Union Pacific Prototype Modeler

Murrieta, CA


Re: Strange ATSF slogan on a boxcar

Tony Thompson
 

Could that slogan have been a graffito?
Tony Thompson 


On Mar 1, 2019, at 7:06 PM, charles slater <atsfcondr42@...> wrote:

They certainly did not letter any cars like that.
Charlie Slater

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From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Brent Greer <studegator@...>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 6:09 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Strange ATSF slogan on a boxcar
 
Ok, so I'm more tha willing to chalk this up to modeler's fancy, but I feel compelled to run it by the experts before I write it off entirely...

I recently saw an old Varney boxcar lettered for ATSF and in addition to the usual logos and slogans I've seen on such cars, this had a big diagonal "Vote Democratic" to the left of the door.

I find it hard to imagine, but did Santa Fe ever put such a thing on any real cars?

Thanks and I wish everyone a good weekend,
Brent

________________________________
Dr. J. Brent Greer


Re: Strange ATSF slogan on a boxcar

charles slater
 

They certainly did not letter any cars like that.
Charlie Slater

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From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Brent Greer <studegator@...>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 6:09 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Strange ATSF slogan on a boxcar
 
Ok, so I'm more tha willing to chalk this up to modeler's fancy, but I feel compelled to run it by the experts before I write it off entirely...

I recently saw an old Varney boxcar lettered for ATSF and in addition to the usual logos and slogans I've seen on such cars, this had a big diagonal "Vote Democratic" to the left of the door.

I find it hard to imagine, but did Santa Fe ever put such a thing on any real cars?

Thanks and I wish everyone a good weekend,
Brent

________________________________
Dr. J. Brent Greer


Strange ATSF slogan on a boxcar

Brent Greer
 

Ok, so I'm more tha willing to chalk this up to modeler's fancy, but I feel compelled to run it by the experts before I write it off entirely...

I recently saw an old Varney boxcar lettered for ATSF and in addition to the usual logos and slogans I've seen on such cars, this had a big diagonal "Vote Democratic" to the left of the door.

I find it hard to imagine, but did Santa Fe ever put such a thing on any real cars?

Thanks and I wish everyone a good weekend,
Brent

________________________________
Dr. J. Brent Greer


Re: D&H Seley hoppers

Donald B. Valentine
 

Hello folks,

     The color for me on D&H Seley hoppers is not an issue, the numbering and lettering pattern has been. But Armand you 
surprise me. With 15 years on me you must remember these cars in an oxide red color which Al Seebach (O&W Car Shop)
states with the instructions for the decals supplied for his imported brass D&H Seley hoppers that they were red until being
repainted from 1960 onward. You really surprise me, Claus, with the statement that the black paint began in 1942. I would 
be very surporised to find it was used before the end oif WW II and suspect 1960 is closer to the mark IIRC even the Athearn
34 ft. twinn hoppers were painted an oxide red color. Yes, I know, that's Athearn but I doubt they were far off on that particular
model. Mine are all red and will remain that way until all are lettered, receive loads and are weathered. 

    Thanks to all who havce helped with this project, Don Valentine


Re: Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Richard Townsend
 

I don't know whether Red Caboose did. Intermountain does not show any Mather cars on its website.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Mar 1, 2019 3:43 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Richard I think  Red Caboose printed the Mather Reefer in the Oscar Mayer scheme but I wasn't sure about accuracy of the car.
I think it was the Red Caboose  RC-1010c?


   
Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA


On Friday, March 1, 2019 3:32 PM, Richard Townsend via Groups.Io <richtownsend@...> wrote:


One thing you can do is get a Red Caboose Mather reefer and put Tichy decals on it.  The Life-Like (Varney) reefer is a Swift prototype though it has been offered in Oscar Mayer lettering. MDC also offered some Oscar Mayer shorty reefers that can be reasonable stand-ins.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...>
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Mar 1, 2019 8:50 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Hi All,

I'm looking to start a build project to model refrigerated cars that wore the Oscar Mayer Paint schemes in the mid 1950's
I would like to get your input on the following:

  • Sources for reference material
  • Photos
  • Accurate models or good starting point suggestions.

Thank You,

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA



Re: Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Bryian Sones
 

Richard I think  Red Caboose printed the Mather Reefer in the Oscar Mayer scheme but I wasn't sure about accuracy of the car.
I think it was the Red Caboose  RC-1010c?


   
Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA


On Friday, March 1, 2019 3:32 PM, Richard Townsend via Groups.Io <richtownsend@...> wrote:


One thing you can do is get a Red Caboose Mather reefer and put Tichy decals on it.  The Life-Like (Varney) reefer is a Swift prototype though it has been offered in Oscar Mayer lettering. MDC also offered some Oscar Mayer shorty reefers that can be reasonable stand-ins.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...>
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Mar 1, 2019 8:50 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Hi All,

I'm looking to start a build project to model refrigerated cars that wore the Oscar Mayer Paint schemes in the mid 1950's
I would like to get your input on the following:

  • Sources for reference material
  • Photos
  • Accurate models or good starting point suggestions.

Thank You,

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA



Re: D&H Seley hoppers

anthony wagner
 

If it helps my 1-1-50 ORER  still shows 2324 HM steel underframe cars capacity 85000 lbs in that series.  Tony Waagner

On Friday, March 1, 2019, 12:50:52 PM CST, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io <riverman_vt@...> wrote:



Re: D&H Seley hoppers 
From: Ray Breyer
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2019 08:42:37 PST 

Hi Don, 

You forgot three groups of rebuilt D&H Seleys covering the 6851-14000 number block. There were 2213 of these cars on the 1/1951 ORER, and they were all gone by 1/1955.

Ray Breyer 
Elgin, IL


    You're right, Ray, and in the January 1938 ORER that group was even larger as it was #6851 - 11450 with
4042 cars claimed. I model 1948 and thus refer to my April 1948 ORER most frequently and in that isse this lot
is hidden below all the newer all steel hoppers and covered hoppers the D&H had purchased. But what a hell 
of a way to run a railroad unless the differen numbering groups were to deliniate the number of hoppers the cars
in a specific group had ot which cars had been rebuilt.  

    Thanks for all your help, Ray, especially the photos sent privately, and thanks to everyone else as well.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Richard Townsend
 

One thing you can do is get a Red Caboose Mather reefer and put Tichy decals on it.  The Life-Like (Varney) reefer is a Swift prototype though it has been offered in Oscar Mayer lettering. MDC also offered some Oscar Mayer shorty reefers that can be reasonable stand-ins.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...>
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Mar 1, 2019 8:50 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Hi All,

I'm looking to start a build project to model refrigerated cars that wore the Oscar Mayer Paint schemes in the mid 1950's
I would like to get your input on the following:

  • Sources for reference material
  • Photos
  • Accurate models or good starting point suggestions.

Thank You,

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA


Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 

It was just a piece 040” styrene in a vise.  As one section got worn. I would move further along.  There wasn’t time to do anything better.  The joys of model manufacturing. – Al Westerfield

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ralph W. Brown
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 3:32 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 

Hi Al,

 

Wow!  That must have been quite the jig!

 

Any pictures, or does Andrew have it now?

 

 

Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com

 

From: al_westerfield

Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 5:28 PM

To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 

Many years ago, a supplier failed to produce 23” straight grabs for a pending kit launch.  With a styrene jig, I bent several thousand over a few days.   Then we had a wire bending firm design a jig for us and produce them 100,000 at a time.  -  Al Westerfield

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tim O'Connor
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 2:07 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 


LOL. Bruce, read the comment on that page - "useless" for HO scale.

But like I said, AMB and Tichy already make them specifically for HO scale.

And, well, it ain't exactly rocket science to make one for ourselves. :-)

If I recall correctly, the others also provide for corner grabs.

On 3/1/2019 11:42 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:

Gang,

 

Sounds like you mean this:

 

Regards

Bruce

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

 

 


Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

Easily dealt with by placing the wire at an angle between the steps. It works well 90% of the time … so make a few extra and toss the ones that are out of spec.

Dan Mitchell
==========

On Mar 1, 2019, at 11:53 AM, Jack Burgess <jack@...> wrote:

I bought one of those tools decades ago and it doesn’t work for our needs since the spacing of the jaws is too wide. One set of jaws is too short but the next set is too long.
 
Jack Burgess
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 8:42 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig
 
Gang, 
 
Sounds like you mean this:
 
Regards
Bruce
 
Bruce F. Smith            
Auburn, AL
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."
 

 



On Mar 1, 2019, at 10:13 AM, Spen Kellogg <spninetynine@...> wrote:
 
On 3/1/2019 7:42 AM, Craig Bisgeier via Groups.Io wrote:

Hey folks - I'm thinking about designing a tool for bending grab irons
that can be 3D printed. I know that Micro-Mark has a tool for sale,
and I could use that as a starting point. But I thought I would open
this up to the braintrust and see if there are any thoughts on
designing such a tool that doesn't necessarily follow that model.
What I'm looking for is something adjustable and repeatable that
allows grabs to be sized to any length, or at least many lengths. It
should have a feature that alows the user to set a particular size
with a groove, stop or fence that the user can place the wire against
and bend many grabs to the same size without guess work.
I have some ideas on this of my own but I'd like to see what others
can come up with. If someone can help provide useful ideas that lead
to a workable tool I'll gladly provide them with a finished copy of
the tool when the project is completed.
Any ideas? Please share them with me!

Craig,

A plastic or metal spiral with a hole in the center and a series of Vs
cut in around the edge at various redii (that's the plural of radius).
The center hole should be deep enough to produce a good right angle.
Although more complex, it could have a series of tubes (sleeves) with
the ID the correct size for various wire sizes. The outside diameter 
would be the same for each sleeve. To do it you put the wire in the
center hole, bend it toward the desired side (whichever V is for the
length of grab iron you want. Then place the tool with the wire inserted
and bent (the first 90 degree bend) on a flat surface and bend the wire
up into the appropriate V. Cut the wire where desired to give two legs
of the desired length. It also could have a slot as long as the longest
grab and deep enough for the drop grab bends so that the ends could be
bent down to form a drop grab. I would guess that the Vs should be
positioned and notched for 14", 16", 18", 20", 22" and 24". If there is
not enough room on the spiral for all those, then a pair of tools might
be needed. And the length of grabs should be researched to include all
the common length. I wouldn't bother with lengths for diesels, although
passenger car grabs might make sense. I am thinking that t he tools
should probably be metal, rather than plastic, as constant use will wear
out plastic.

Spen




 



Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Al,
 
Wow!  That must have been quite the jig!
 
Any pictures, or does Andrew have it now?
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: al_westerfield
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 5:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig
 

Many years ago, a supplier failed to produce 23” straight grabs for a pending kit launch.  With a styrene jig, I bent several thousand over a few days.   Then we had a wire bending firm design a jig for us and produce them 100,000 at a time.  -  Al Westerfield

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tim O'Connor
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 2:07 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 


LOL. Bruce, read the comment on that page - "useless" for HO scale.

But like I said, AMB and Tichy already make them specifically for HO scale.

And, well, it ain't exactly rocket science to make one for ourselves. :-)

If I recall correctly, the others also provide for corner grabs.


On 3/1/2019 11:42 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:

Gang,

 

Sounds like you mean this:

 

Regards

Bruce

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

 


Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 

Many years ago, a supplier failed to produce 23” straight grabs for a pending kit launch.  With a styrene jig, I bent several thousand over a few days.   Then we had a wire bending firm design a jig for us and produce them 100,000 at a time.  -  Al Westerfield

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tim O'Connor
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 2:07 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 


LOL. Bruce, read the comment on that page - "useless" for HO scale.

But like I said, AMB and Tichy already make them specifically for HO scale.

And, well, it ain't exactly rocket science to make one for ourselves. :-)

If I recall correctly, the others also provide for corner grabs.


On 3/1/2019 11:42 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:

Gang,

 

Sounds like you mean this:

 

Regards

Bruce

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

 


Re: Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Bryian Sones
 

Thanks Bruce, is the Rapido 37' reefer a good representation of a URTX  leased to Oscar Mayer or Swift
or should I just start with a Lifelike car?
 
Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA


On Friday, March 1, 2019 8:52 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:


Bryian,

Check out the Shake n’ Take project from a few years ago ;)

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith            
Auburn, AL
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Mar 1, 2019, at 10:49 AM, Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I'm looking to start a build project to model refrigerated cars that wore the Oscar Mayer Paint schemes in the mid 1950's
I would like to get your input on the following:

  • Sources for reference material
  • Photos
  • Accurate models or good starting point suggestions.

Thank You,

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA




Re: RPM east

Eric Hansmann
 

We are looking forward to seeing Ted and his Rails Unlimited tables at RPM-East on March 22 & 23. The $35 early-bird registration ends at midnight EST tonight. Registration will be $40 starting tomorrow (3/2).

 

We have a strong slate of clinics running across two days. Details are on the RPM-East webpage.

http://hansmanns.org/rpm_east/index.htm

 

A clinic schedule will be posted within a week. Join us in Greensburg for another great prototype modeler event.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RPM-East web and publicity guy

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ted Schnepf
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 2:13 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io; main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] RPM east

 

Hello Everyone,

 

In three weeks I will be attending RPM east for the first time.  I will look forward to seeing many local new modelers, that I do not see in Chicago and St Louis RPM's, plus long time friends.

 

I will be bringing some of  my models in both HO and O scale, as well as my shippers guides and other books.  The newest shippers guides are the Chicago and Northwestern from 1941 and the Northern Pacific books, join the ever popular PRR, NYC, Reading, and New Haven books.  

 

As I will be traveling with limited space, if want me to bring a specific item (model or book), please contact me off list.

 

Ted Schnepf

Rails Unlimited

 

 

 


Rails Unlimited - Shippers Books

Rails Unlimited - Your Web source for railroad books, models, magazines and much more.

 

 


Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

Tim O'Connor
 


LOL. Bruce, read the comment on that page - "useless" for HO scale.

But like I said, AMB and Tichy already make them specifically for HO scale.

And, well, it ain't exactly rocket science to make one for ourselves. :-)

If I recall correctly, the others also provide for corner grabs.



On 3/1/2019 11:42 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Gang,

Sounds like you mean this:

Regards

Bruce



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts