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Re: Ron Sebastian

O Fenton Wells
 

So sorry to hear that, I go back over 30 some odd years with Ron at Des Plaines Hobbies and the Southern Historical group.  He will be missed.
Fenton Wells

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

Re: Ron Sebastian

Tim O'Connor
 

In my case it's because I was stunned to hear it... talking with friends offline
about Ron. I will really miss him - saw him at his shop nearly every year, and he
came out to Springfield MA nearly every January too. I've always enjoyed talking with
Ron, he was so knowledgeable about our hobby. A very sad day. :-(

On 10/3/2019 1:42 AM, Tom Madden via Groups.Io wrote:
Surprised no one has mentioned it, but it's been reported that Ron Sebastian (Des Plaines Hobbies) died earlier today (Wednesday). No other details.

Tom Madden
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

Ron Sebastian

Tom Madden
 

Surprised no one has mentioned it, but it's been reported that Ron Sebastian (Des Plaines Hobbies) died earlier today (Wednesday). No other details. 

Tom Madden

Re: early tank car photos

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Tim,

Great tank cars. A car with same end sills survives at Steamtown. When I photographed it about 15 years ago it was unrestored, but Steamtown sources say it belonged to Barber Asphalt.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 10/2/2019 2:49 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Kevin Bunker shared this 1908 photo (with zoom in view) from the Baker Library - California Historical Society


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

early tank car photos

Tim O'Connor
 


Kevin Bunker shared this 1908 photo (with zoom in view) from the Baker Library - California Historical Society


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

The Spring issue of The Keystone Modeler is available

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,


The Summer issue (#109) of The Keystone Modeler is now available on the PRRT&HS web site at: http://www.prrths.com/newprr_files/newPRRKeystoneModeler.htm


Regards,

Bruce 

Bruce Smith, Assistant webmaster, PRRT&HS

Re: Kitbash Fodder

Benjamin Hom
 

Elliot Courtney wrote:
"I have two 4600 series cars (double sheath with wood door) and one 4300 series car (single sheath with wood door)."

The Accurail 4600 series kits model the USRA double-sheathed boxcar.  The roads with the most numerous USRA DS boxcars in 1950 were Great Northern (1413 cars) and Rock Island (1153 cars).  Decals are available from Westerfield.  I uploaded a summary of USRA boxcars to the Files section in 2006 - it's been moved to the groups.io site and can be found by doing a search on "USRA DS". 

The 4300 series kit is a 9 ft IH car with wood door and 7/8 Murphy steel ends.  The fishbelly center sills in the kit can be replaced with straight center sills fabricated from strip styrene to model more prototypes.  Possible prototypes or close stand-ins in service in 1950 are CN and M-K-T.  This model can also serve as a stand-in for shorter cars - CNJ (8 ft 2 in IH); MEC (8 ft 6 in IH); CB&Q/C&S/FW&D, CNW (8 ft 7 in IH), though the difference in height from the prototype is definitely noticeable. 


Ben Hom 


Re: Kitbash Fodder

Elliot Courtney
 

I have two 4600 series cars (double sheath with wood door) and one 4300 series car (single sheath with wood door. 

Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Kitbash Fodder

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Folks;

Greg is right, the PRR X26 rebuilds got the later "no-intermediate-rib" Hutchins roof, during the mid-thirties rebuilds. People assume that when rebuilt, they got all new equipment: roof, doors, truss reinforcements, etc., but that is not the case. They got roofs, and other replacements, where needed. Many X26 carried old wooden doors into the forties. Vary your fleet accordingly: the door variants are quite interesting, esp the spliced door variants. Go to RP Cyc for details.

Elden Gatwood

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From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Benjamin Hom
Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:55 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Kitbash Fodder

Greg Martin wrote:
"A good look at Fenton's photo looks like the rib in the center of the flat panels is missing. This has been something that has been debated many times with Pennsy modelers on the X26. Richard and my brother did extensive research show that it appeared as the cars went into the shops for overhauls in or about 1934 the re-roof that were applied were devoid of the crimp or rib. This may have been the case with other roads."

Greg's comment applies to the model's Hutchins roof, though it comes across as a bit confusing as it implies that you can model PRR Class X26 USRA SS boxcars using the Accurail kit. You can't. The model with the 7/8 Murphy end is a stand-in at best as the ends and structural members are not correct for the USRA SS cars; however, all of the Accurail SS variations can be harvested for their roofs.


Ben Hom

Re: Rusty rivets?

mel perry
 

nolan:
went thru the entire paint brush category,
no luck, what category is this item
located in, there are literally hundreds
of items
thanks
mel perry

On Mon, Sep 30, 2019, 4:48 PM Nolan Hinshaw via Groups.Io <cearnog=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Sep 30, 2019, at 01:49, Garth Groff <sarahsan@...> wrote:

> Scott,
>
> How about a teeny-tiny 00000 spotting brush, some thinned rust-colored acrylic paint, an Optivisor (for those of us older than Elvis) and a lot of patience?

The Instrctables web site has a project for a low cost CAD/CAM PC board router using a hand rotary tool like the Dremel. Modify it to manipulate a paintbrush.

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Re: Doors

Richard Townsend
 

Assuming you are referring to HO scale boxcar doors: Kadee, Tichy, Westerfield, Accurail, Southwest Scale, Intermountain, etc., etc., etc.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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From: Armand Premo <arm.p.prem@...>
To: RealSTMFC <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 8:22 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Doors

Looking for a source for different doors.Armand Premo

Re: 2019 Mid-Atlantic RPM Presentations/Handouts

Michael Gross
 

So kind of the presenters to share their clinics.  Even RPM attendees can't get to ALL the clinics on any given weekend, so the sharing is much appreciated.
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA

Re: Kitbash Fodder

Benjamin Hom
 

Greg Martin wrote:
"A good look at Fenton's photo looks like the rib in the center of the flat panels is missing. This has been something that has been debated many times with Pennsy modelers on the X26. Richard and my brother did extensive research show that it appeared as the cars went into the shops for overhauls in or about 1934 the re-roof that were applied were devoid of the crimp or rib. This may have been the case with other roads."

Greg's comment applies to the model's Hutchins roof, though it comes across as a bit confusing as it implies that you can model PRR Class X26 USRA SS boxcars using the Accurail kit.  You can't.  The model with the 7/8 Murphy end is a stand-in at best as the ends and structural members are not correct for the USRA SS cars; however, all of the Accurail SS variations can be harvested for their roofs.


Ben Hom

Re: Kitbash Fodder

lstt100
 

DM&IR was an early user of 3M Scotchlite reflective lettering starting in 1955 on new diesel locomotives.  Starting in summer 1959 these reflective monograms, reporting marks and numbers began to be applied to freight cars and cabooses.  Application on wood sheathed equipment involved making metal plates for these items and then applying a clear coat of sealer over the Scotchlite.  Some steel freight cars were equipped in the same manner, but by 1960, the application of the Scotchlite lettering was directly to the steel carbodies.  Data on equipment was not Scotchlite and was stenciled directly on the carbodies.

 

Dan Holbrook  

Re: Kitbash Fodder

Benjamin Hom
 

Elliot Courtney asked: 
"I have a couple extra Accurail double and single sheath wood boxcars and was wondering if anyone has some good kitbashes to work with these cars. I am modeling 1949 in the Northeast."

Which specific kits do you have?  It'll help us give you specific ideas instead of yielding a bunch of guesses that might not apply to what you've got.


Ben Hom

Re: Kitbash Fodder

Donald B. Valentine
 

  Thanks, Dennis, for proving that my memory still works pretty well even if nothing else does,
like finger dexterity, eyes and such! (-:

My best, Don Valentine

Re: Kitbash Fodder

Lester Breuer
 

Guy Wilber wrote,” .....reporting marks and car numbers are stenciled onto thin metal plates attached over the wood sheathing.”

And, I thought I had studied DMIR  photos well.  Learning makes for a great day!  Guy Thank You for pointing that detail out.  
Lester Breuer

Doors

Armand Premo
 

Looking for a source for different doors.Armand Premo

Revisiting an Older Model

Andy Carlson
 

I have had good results making very thin slices of decals and paper with a good quality paper cutter. I usually make about 5 or more slices before I get the exact width I want.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 6:56:44 AM PDT, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:


Ben, thanks for the tip but I’m afraid your hands might be more steady than mine


On Oct 1, 2019, at 8:57 AM, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Fenton Wells wrote:
"I especially like the finish and the decals with the stencil breaks look very nice.  Too bad we haven't figured out how to do those in HO."

Not difficult at all.  When you paint the car, get some blank decal scraps and shoot them with the car color.  After the paint cures, use a sharp knife to cut thin strips from the decal scraps.  Use as desired after the initial decal application is fully set and cleaned up of bubbles and excess adhesive.


Ben Hom 

Re: Revisiting an Older Model

Michael Gross
 

Very nice, and what I see of the floor and interior is lovely, as well!
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Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA