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Re: Ron Sebastian

dh30973
 

Every year when Dick Harley and I headed to Chicago for Naperville/Chicagoland we made it a routine after picking up the car to grab a pizza and head to the shop. Visiting with Ron was always a treat. His knowledge was far reaching on darn near any subject especially all the ins and outs of the industry. On Sunday we would reverse, and hit the shop, before the pizza on our way back to the airport for more insight and a few items. 

Such a well stocked shop shop is always a treat. He kept the parts supply well stocked including my items. I just recently filled a big order direct from him. 

The meet in a couple weeks will not be the same. 
All our thoughts to Sue and the family. 

Dave Hussey
Cannon and Company

Re: FW: Ron Sebastian - Des Plaines Hobbies

Rich C
 

Guys, It came to me as a shock. I would see Ron once or twice a month as I live in Racine and my modular clubs are in Illinois. As Michael said " well stocked brick & mortar store" , I ditto that. I still find things that are long sold out elsewhere. Always has the decals I need.


He will always be remembered

Rich Christie

On Friday, October 4, 2019, 02:24:59 PM CDT, Charlie Vlk <cvlk@...> wrote:


Michael-

 

Is the caption “I may be an actor on TV and the movies but in real life I am a Model Railroader?”

 

You are right about the magic;  my post relating that Ron worked at All-Nations Hobby Shop in Chicago triggered several emails from ex-All Nations employees and a number of posts from Des Plaines Hobbies customers.

Somehow a package from Amazon arriving on the doorstep isn’t quite the same as dropping into your Local Hobby Shop (where, like Cheers, everybody knows your name!!) and bringing home a new treasure when all you went there for is to pick up the latest MR or a bottle of paint…..

 

Charlie Vlk

 

I have already commented on the sad loss of Des Plaines Hobby's Ron Sebastian, but today recalled a photo my cousin took of me during the Chicagoland RPM weekend a few years ago.  It was taken at Des Plaines Hobby, and illustrates the magic a well-stocked "bricks and mortar" model railroad hobby shop can still invoke for a life-long hobbiest like myself.  Ron was the magician who created that magic.  He and his like are sorely missed.
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA

 

Re: Ron Sebastian

Lloyd Keyser
 

Always looked forward to visiting Ron while at Naperville. Always had a nice long talk about many things. I will miss seeing him this year. My best to family and friends. Lloyd Keyser

Re: FW: Ron Sebastian - Des Plaines Hobbies

Charlie Vlk
 

Michael-

 

Is the caption “I may be an actor on TV and the movies but in real life I am a Model Railroader?”

 

You are right about the magic;  my post relating that Ron worked at All-Nations Hobby Shop in Chicago triggered several emails from ex-All Nations employees and a number of posts from Des Plaines Hobbies customers.

Somehow a package from Amazon arriving on the doorstep isn’t quite the same as dropping into your Local Hobby Shop (where, like Cheers, everybody knows your name!!) and bringing home a new treasure when all you went there for is to pick up the latest MR or a bottle of paint…..

 

Charlie Vlk

 

I have already commented on the sad loss of Des Plaines Hobby's Ron Sebastian, but today recalled a photo my cousin took of me during the Chicagoland RPM weekend a few years ago.  It was taken at Des Plaines Hobby, and illustrates the magic a well-stocked "bricks and mortar" model railroad hobby shop can still invoke for a life-long hobbiest like myself.  Ron was the magician who created that magic.  He and his like are sorely missed.
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA

 

Re: Ron Sebastian

Brian Termunde
 

While I regrettably never met Ron Sebastian, my friend did, and he was very impressed with and very much appreciated Ron's warm hospitality, even though it was Todd's first and last visit to his store.

It's way too soon, both for Ron and Todd.

Respectfully,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah

Re: FW: Ron Sebastian - Des Plaines Hobbies

skibbs4
 

Oh, the Cubs hat too. Great photo. But first the Cubs died, then Ted’s wife, and now Ron. Please be kind to Chicagoans at RPM in a few weeks. We’ve reached our threes. 

I had the pleasure of working for Ron for 8 years, and learned so much about the industry and manufacturing. The fountain of knowledge was worth the few times he crashed the server at the shop because he was surfing the internet on the *important* computer running the inventory... the shop was less fun at 2am than during the day!  We also tried forever to learn what his nickname was on the railroad. That secret may have gone to the grave with both Ron and his good friend Dummy. I’m sure they are catching up again. 

Mike Skibbe





On Oct 4, 2019, at 12:40 PM, Michael Gross <ActorMichaelGross@...> wrote:

I have already commented on the sad loss of Des Plaines Hobby's Ron Sebastian, but today recalled a photo my cousin took of me during the Chicagoland RPM weekend a few years ago.  It was taken at Des Plaines Hobby, and illustrates the magic a well-stocked "bricks and mortar" model railroad hobby shop can still invoke for a life-long hobbiest like myself.  Ron was the magician who created that magic.  He and his like are sorely missed.
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA
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Re: FW: Ron Sebastian - Des Plaines Hobbies

Michael Gross
 

I have already commented on the sad loss of Des Plaines Hobby's Ron Sebastian, but today recalled a photo my cousin took of me during the Chicagoland RPM weekend a few years ago.  It was taken at Des Plaines Hobby, and illustrates the magic a well-stocked "bricks and mortar" model railroad hobby shop can still invoke for a life-long hobbiest like myself.  Ron was the magician who created that magic.  He and his like are sorely missed.
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA

Re: Revisiting an Older Model

Greg Martin
 

Another quick way is to use an graphite pencil where needed and of course it is a great effect in O Scale.


Greg Martin


Why Yes I have done some modeling...

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In a message dated 10/1/2019 5:57:42 AM Pacific Standard Time, b.hom@... writes:

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

--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 

Re: Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale

Bill Welch
 

On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 07:22 PM, Dave Parker wrote:
On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 04:00 PM, Aley, Jeff A wrote:
It’s because the List Rules require it.
That's good to know.  But, for those who may be new to the list, or simply have difficulty remembering which rules apply here versus the other 7 or 8 lists to which we subscribe, it would be helpful if the "STMFC Code of Rules" were posted in an readily accessible manner on the groups.io site.  The only trace of them that I could find is a 2011 email in the Files section that can only be opened if you happen to have MS Outlook.  Perhaps a PDF version could be posted for better transparency?
 
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA
Or people can do as George ask to email him at the address he gives for the a copy of the list. I did and it came immediately. . .

Bill Welch

early tank car photos

David
 

The Union Oil tanks look almost like UTL Type Xs, with the obvious exceptions of the headblocks and center yoke around the dome. The tank bolsters are also different, though a similar design.

David Thompson

Re: Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale

Peter Reinhold
 

Please send the list, Thanks.

On 10/3/2019 8:30 AM, gtws00 via Groups.Io wrote:
I have a collection of some HO resin and plastic freight car kits along with new and like new tools for sale from an estate. All Quality items
Please email me off list at gtws00 at yahoo.com for a list of what is available if interested

George Toman

Re: Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale

Dave Parker
 

On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 04:00 PM, Aley, Jeff A wrote:
It’s because the List Rules require it.
That's good to know.  But, for those who may be new to the list, or simply have difficulty remembering which rules apply here versus the other 7 or 8 lists to which we subscribe, it would be helpful if the "STMFC Code of Rules" were posted in an readily accessible manner on the groups.io site.  The only trace of them that I could find is a 2011 email in the Files section that can only be opened if you happen to have MS Outlook.  Perhaps a PDF version could be posted for better transparency?
 
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

Re: Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Dale,

 

               It’s because the List Rules require it.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff Aley, Deputy Moderator, STMFC.

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of dale florence via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2019 10:06 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale

 

I can never figure out why I have to send an E-Mail to get the list of items for sale. Why don't you just post the list?

 

Dale

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:58:58 PM EDT, Rich C via Groups.Io <rhcdmc@...> wrote:

 

 

George, I am interested in your list.

Thanks,

Rich Christie

 

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, 08:30:16 AM CDT, gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00@...> wrote:

 

 

I have a collection of some HO resin and plastic freight car kits along with new and like new tools for sale from an estate. All Quality items
Please email me off list at gtws00 at yahoo.com for a list of what is available if interested

George Toman

Great Northern safety film ca. 1940's

Dennis Storzek
 

A Great Northern Ry. safety film I have not seen before. Lots of close up shots of roofs and hand brakes. At about 5:00 the crew does a drop.

Why Risk Your Life?

Dennis Storzek

Re: Ron Sebastian

Tony Thompson
 

     Very distressing news. I got to know Ron through his sales of Signature Press books, and always enjoyed his good humor and retail knowledge. And I was always impressed with the well-stocked stores he ran. He will certainly be missed.

Tony Thompson



Re: FW: Ron Sebastian - Des Plaines Hobbies

Dennis Storzek
 

On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 09:27 AM, Charlie Vlk wrote:
I believe he also had a career as a FAA Crash Investigator besides his military helicopter service both in the Army and National Guard.  
Since we are discussing Ron's CV, there is a chapter missing. I know Ron flew choppers in Nam, but when I met him in the eighties at his original vest pocket store in Des Plaines, he was already out of the army (don't know about the National Guard) and was working as a civilian pilot for some gov't agency. That came to an end with his heart attack, which occurred after he had moved the shop to the big store in the shopping center. Yes, he did take a position as an investigator with the FAA, but it wasn't long before he decided that wasn't for him and took his pension and devoted his full energies to the store.

Dennis Storzek

Re: SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods

Bill Welch
 

On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 12:52 PM, Jon Miller wrote:
On 10/3/2019 9:49 AM, Garth Groff wrote:
The tiny yard featured

    Need for a reefer?  I would assume the ATSF reefer was captured for some reason.

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS
OTOH, maybe it had been delivering perishables.

Bill Welch

Re: Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale

dale florence <dwwesley@...>
 

I can never figure out why I have to send an E-Mail to get the list of items for sale. Why don't you just post the list?

Dale





On Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:58:58 PM EDT, Rich C via Groups.Io <rhcdmc@...> wrote:


George, I am interested in your list.
Thanks,
Rich Christie

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, 08:30:16 AM CDT, gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00@...> wrote:


I have a collection of some HO resin and plastic freight car kits along with new and like new tools for sale from an estate. All Quality items
Please email me off list at gtws00 at yahoo.com for a list of what is available if interested

George Toman

Re: Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale

Rich C
 

George, I am interested in your list.
Thanks,
Rich Christie

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, 08:30:16 AM CDT, gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00@...> wrote:


I have a collection of some HO resin and plastic freight car kits along with new and like new tools for sale from an estate. All Quality items
Please email me off list at gtws00 at yahoo.com for a list of what is available if interested

George Toman

Re: SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods

Jon Miller
 

On 10/3/2019 9:49 AM, Garth Groff wrote:
The tiny yard featured

    Need for a reefer?  I would assume the ATSF reefer was captured for some reason.

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS