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Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Can this not be done with a ladies common sewing pin or a needle with the one end pushed into a cork for grip?

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Mont Switzer
 

Didn't RMC just add a person to the staff charged with, among other things. writing for RMC?  Didn'tmake sense to me.  Mont Switzer 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Brian Carlson via groups.io [prrk41361@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 11:35 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

I know Otto well. He’s open to articles. I’ve pitched a few and the only thing holding me up is I can’t take pictures at the model RR club since the landlord locked it down. 

They can only publish what they have. 

One thing I noticed in the past few years Is that a lot of modelers have taken to publishing their own blogs with great content, so stuff that used to end up in a magazine is put online by the owner

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 7, 2020, at 11:19 AM, Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:


Schuyler and all,

RMC has some 1950's material, several articles, some even requested by former editor Stephen Priest.  It appears to me the magazine has gone in a different direction.  That being said I suppose it is hard for Otto to know about all of the prior submissions submitted to RMC under the previous regime.

Mont Switzer  

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io [schuyler.larrabee@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Mont Switzer
 

Bill is correct, just ask you dentist.  I asked my dentist and he gave me a hand full of various picks he no longer used.  I was afraid to ask how he managed to break the ends off of a couple of them.

You can grind the broken tips into specific shapes that meet your needs.

While waiting for a crown which my dentist makes "while you wait" I got to see the machine that does this.  Looks like "rapid prototyping" to me.  I had a lot to think about during the remainder of my visit.  

Mont Switzer

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Bill Welch [fgexbill@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 11:30 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Another source of Dental tools is your Dentist, just ask to see their broken tools the next time you are there. Great price.

Bill Welch


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps

Bill Welch
 

I have long found it ironic that the slippery plastic used for CA tips seems to be the only slippery plastic CA will adhere to.

Bill Welch


Photo: NP Covered Hopper 75513

Hudson Leighton
 

 NP Covered Hopper 75513


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Brian Carlson
 

I know Otto well. He’s open to articles. I’ve pitched a few and the only thing holding me up is I can’t take pictures at the model RR club since the landlord locked it down. 

They can only publish what they have. 

One thing I noticed in the past few years Is that a lot of modelers have taken to publishing their own blogs with great content, so stuff that used to end up in a magazine is put online by the owner

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 7, 2020, at 11:19 AM, Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:


Schuyler and all,

RMC has some 1950's material, several articles, some even requested by former editor Stephen Priest.  It appears to me the magazine has gone in a different direction.  That being said I suppose it is hard for Otto to know about all of the prior submissions submitted to RMC under the previous regime.

Mont Switzer  

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io [schuyler.larrabee@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Bill Welch
 

Another source of Dental tools is your Dentist, just ask to see their broken tools the next time you are there. Great price.

Bill Welch


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Mont Switzer
 

Schuyler and all,

RMC has some 1950's material, several articles, some even requested by former editor Stephen Priest.  It appears to me the magazine has gone in a different direction.  That being said I suppose it is hard for Otto to know about all of the prior submissions submitted to RMC under the previous regime.

Mont Switzer  


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io [schuyler.larrabee@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Tsunami sound for GN Y-1 (PRR FF2)

Craig Zeni
 

On May 6, 2020, at 9:13 PM, main@RealSTMFC.groups.io wrote:

1e. Re: Tsunami sound for GN Y-1 (PRR FF2)
From: Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@tir.com>
Date: Wed, 06 May 2020 21:13:04 EDT

I’l somewhat dispute the sounds. While I never got to see an MILW “Joe” ins service, I did spend some time around the CSS&SB “800s” (don’t call them “Little Joes”). I even got a short ride around the Michigan City yard. The description of the basic noises (compressor and gear noise) are fine, HOWEVER, these things have TREMENDOUS blowers. When hey get hot the thermostatic blowers cut in and ROAR like crazy. They'll blow small rocks around the track, and you cannot talk and be heard near the loco. The blowers are thermostatically controlled and spin up and down as cooling is needed. A “hot” loco parked in the yard would intermittently howl while totally unattended, until it cools off.
I was very disappointed in the decoder quality in the Broadway Limited PRR P5A boxcabs. The sound wasn't good to my ear and it didn't run as well as I would like.

I'm a Loksound user so I went rummaging thru the various European sound files until I found one that I liked...that didn't have modern inverter whine etc. I used the Lokprogrammer software to add an American horn and bell to the sound file, hid the German conductor and station announcements, and loaded it to the decoder. The model runs much much better and sounds pretty good too.

Craig Zeni
Cary NC


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Lester Breuer
 

Many have found the nozzle does close on some of the super glues as once in a while on the Zap I use.  I would like to share a tool I made to clear the nozzle.  It is a dental pick with a straightened end.  The dental pick came from one of the tool venders at a train show.  Works great for me without ruining nozzle.

Lester Breuer


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Nelson Moyer
 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Tim O'Connor
 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Nelson Moyer
 

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris


Re: Accurate measured cutting of styrene sheets

Tim O'Connor
 

3M Magic Tape spanning both sides of the cut.

=======================

Hi Andy,
I have used a paper cutter in the past myself. One thing I found is that when cutting long narrow strips, there is a tendency for the styrene to develop a bit of a curl, and then it is difficult to use the strip as a long straight piece because the curl makes it want to lift up and/or not lay straight when used. Have you also had this experience? If so, how do you handle this?
Claus Schlund


--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

schmuck804_99@...
 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Nelson Moyer
 

As I said, the discs are copy protected. You cannot copy them to any memory device.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of G.J. Irwin
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 8:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I don't know if this will work with the 2010-2019 archive, however I installed the 1934-1999 archive from the four (!) DVDs onto a USB 64MB "stick."  I then access the entire archive from there.  It is possible to install multiple times, as I have discovered when the first 64GB "stick" quit on me.  (They are not as stable as advertised.) 

I went with that solution so that I could carry the stick with me to bring on trips, for downtime.

As noted previously by myself and others, the resolution of these digitized issues is not all that great.  I wonder if there has been any improvement with the 2010-2019 version.

Cheers,
George Irwin


Locomotive sounds = off topic

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Folks,

 

               While some locomotives did haul Steam-Era Freight Cars, this is not a list dedicated to them.  This list is about Steam-Era Freight Cars.

 

               So if you have additional comments or ideas about the sound an electric locomotive makes, please send them OFF LIST to the person who asked the question.

 

Thanks,

 

-Jeff Aley

Deputy Moderator, RealSTMFC

 

 


Re: Accurate measured cutting of styrene sheets

Fred Swanson
 

I have onr of those old green ones. the blade on the table can be turned to use the back side. The one on the guillotine can be flipped. Snug the screws and check for squareness tap it until it is and tighten.
Fred Swanson


Re: Accurate measured cutting of styrene sheets

Schuyler Larrabee
 

“dropping down with less angle to the cut”

 

I think that’s key . . .

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 8:55 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Accurate measured cutting of styrene sheets

 

I have found that dropping the blade handle super fast helps in getting less curl. Makes me fill like I am reinacting the French Revolution. I also place the cuts furthest out to where the blade is dropping down with less angle to the cut.

 

I will try an experiment where I am cutting a long, slim piece.

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA

 

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 4:35:29 PM PDT, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Andy,

 

I have used a paper cutter in the past myself. One thing I found is that when cutting long narrow strips, there is a tendency for the styrene to develop a bit of a curl, and then it is difficult to use the strip as a long straight piece because the curl makes it want to lift up and/or not lay straight when used. Have you also had this experience? If so, how do you handle this?

 

Claus Schlund

 

 

From: Andy Carlson

Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 5:38 PM

To: STMFC

Subject: [RealSTMFC] Accurate measured cutting of styrene sheets

 

I have acquired three paper cutters over the last 5 years. One was a little used large model with a cast steel slicer and a hard wood deck.

 

I have found myself using the cutter more and more for making styrene pieces. My go-to method in the past was to use a dedicated dial caliper with one of the jaw points sharpened. I could scribe a full length line by dragging the non-sharpened jaw along the styrene edge, with the other jaw leaving a nice line. Place an exacto knife point into the scribe, and place the metal straight edge up to the knife blade and an accurate cut was assured. I did have to make a cheat compensation from the measured to exact differences, which in my case 0.003".

 

Now I simply use the depth pointer on the dial caliper to extend the caliper from the cutting edge of the paper cutter and slide the styrene sheet to the blocking point of the depth gauge. Aligning the styrene to the square lines on the base platform keeps the squareness assured. The beauty of this is the measurements are exact!

 

Another beauty of this paper cutter is the nice, straight edges without any left behind relic items which need follow up attention. The accuracy I achieve is down to 0.001". I have cut up to 0.040" though I am concerned that perhaps thicker styrene may hasten the dulling of the steel blade.

 

I needed to make a scale 1/2 inch by 2 inch door track protector, which was 5 foot long, on a wooden box car. I needed to make 4 or more attempts to get the perfect cut, but I was super pleased with the results. With this small of a cut, I simply eyeballed the sizes and kept trying to get to where I was satisfied. For this door track piece, I sliced an Avery peel and stick address label. When finished with the slicing, I peeled off the backing and the tiny track strip went down with good adhesion. I am super pleased with the scale size and strength.

 

I am 68 years old and I am still learning and trying new ideas!

 

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA

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