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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


Re: SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Good Friends,

This photo was taken on the D&LW's 25th Street/South Brooklyn Terminal, one of a number of vest-pocket operations served by car float The tiny yard featured a huge coal transfer operated by Premium Coal Co., which can be seen behind boxcar diesel 3001. There was also a poultry transfer facility, a freight shed, team tracks, and apparently some warehouses. These tiny New York terminals would make great model railroads, and one could come close to duplicating them in their entirety.

For more on the South Brooklyn Terminal, see http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloco/dlw25.html#INDEX .

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


On 10/3/2019 9:19 AM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) wrote:
Hi List Members,
 
A little while back we were discussing SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods - I think these were called Bohn ventilators. There is a 1938 image showing a partial view of a car so equipped at the link below...
 
 
A higher resolution copy is available at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


FW: Ron Sebastian - Des Plaines Hobbies

Charlie Vlk
 

All-

 

Barb and I are still stunned by the news of Ron’s passing on Wednesday morning.

 

I was just up in Illinois for the recent Burlington Route Historical Society Meet and I enjoyed spending the entire Monday afternoon prior to the meet kibitzing with Ron at Des Plaines Hobbies.

He always referred to me as “Charlie buy-a-vowel” and reminded me he was younger (by a year).  

 

He not only ran one of the best Model Railroad Hobby Shops (more of an Institution than a mere store!)  in the country (if not the best!) but was responsible for the creation of O, S, and N products under Des Plaines Hobbies, S Scale America and Centralia brands.  He was very generous with his knowledge and expertise and cooperated with many well-known manufacturer / importers in supplying prototype information for their products.

 

I appreciate reading everyone’s memories of Ron…..learning things about a great friend that I did not know about.

Ron worked back in the day when he still had hair at the famed All Nations Hobby Shop in Chicago….prior to the time I worked there in the mid-1960s. I believe he also had a career as a FAA Crash Investigator besides his military helicopter service both in the Army and National Guard.  

He had a brief stint working in train service on the Chicago & North Western.   He would never reveal his railroad nickname and none of his shop employees ever found anyone who had worked with him that would reveal it…..a sign that there was a really good story attached to the moniker!!!

 

Barb and I extend our deepest sympathies to Sue and his family and we have Ron and all of the Des Plaines Hobbies fraternity in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Charlie Vlk

Mt. Juliet, TN

 


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

Armand Premo
 

Please send list.Im very interested.Armand Premo

On Thu, Oct 3, 2019 at 11:11 AM Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:
Hi George,
 
I’d be happy to take a look at the list.
 
Thanks,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
From: gtws00 via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:30 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale
 
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

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi George,
 
I’d be happy to take a look at the list.
 
Thanks,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: gtws00 via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:30 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale
 
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