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Re: What's on my workbench

Paul Doggett
 

Nelson 

That’s a great set up you have, I do my modelling so I am handy from my wife who does have health problems. Even 24 stock cars is pretty good going. Oh age is not an excuse I still have fifty kits to build and at least 10 locos to paint plus I do like to run the layout now and again.
Paul 


On 17 Aug 2020, at 19:21, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:



One small correction, Paul, I said 48 stock car sides, so that’s only 24 cars. Actually, my workbench is small like yours because it shares duty as my ham radio bench and computer station I get around that limitation by using lots of cutting mats, breadboards, or simply hanging file folders holding the instructions and prototype photos to move parts and partial builds on and off of the workbench. It’s very much a production line process. with only the active board on the bench at one time. Before I had to sacrifice space for my triple deck layout, I had a 6 ft. by 18 in. workbench, and that’s where I build the stock cars. After that, I cut down the bench and put it in a closet to save space for the layout. Don’t used age as an excuse. I started building the layout at age 70, and I’m 77 now. All of the other batch builds except the stock cars were done in the closet. I attached photos of the closet and some of the ‘parts holders’.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

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Nelson 

 

I see your point one of my problems is I only have a small modelling area about 24x18 inches. Also I do like to build a car then build a different car as my layout out is pretty well complete so I really cannot divert to doing work on that, as for building 48 stock car I take my crash helmet off to you.

At 72 I guess I am stuck in my ways having built in 4mm/ft and done a lot of scratch building in 0 scale 7mm/ft including 1890-1910 British goods wagons (not freight cars) for the industrial museum at Derby. 

I also scratch built locos, passenger coaches and wagons for the 0 gauge layout I had at the time.

 

Regards Paul

 

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Re: Brass tank car

Mont Switzer
 

Bruce,

 

As far as I know the NIPSCO (Northern Indiana Public Service Commission) car was used for on site storage only. 

 

Mont Switzer


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Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 1:29 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Brass tank car

Jim,

Don't assume that the compartments are either filled at the same time or with dissimilar materials. 

For example, the PRR used its TM8s (single dome tank car) to ferry used crankcase oil to its reclamation plant in East Altoona from engine houses around the system and recycled oil back to the engine houses. Tired of cleaning the cars before each trip with recycled oil, they purchases 2nd hand 3 dome cars. The center compartment was used for dirty lube oil and the end compartments were used for clean oil. So, it all depended on which direction the car was moving as to which compartments were in use. 

The GATC/NIPSCO car is an insulated car, so why two compartments? The following are pure speculation, but... 
  • maybe NIPSCO bought it because it was cheap and they neither needed it to be insulated or have 2 compartments. 
  • maybe NIPSCO also had a clean/dirty transfer scheme
  • maybe, when the car was built, it was built for tar/asphalt service for a customer who needed to divide the load in order to better handle delivery. That is, both compartments handled the same commodity, but it was better to deliver a complete tank (4K gal) to one customer, and then a second complete tank (4K gal) to another, instead of making the second delivery from half of an 8K gal tank?
Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, Al


<snip>  I find the fact that it is a two-dome that was owned by Nipsco a
bit hard to explain.  I'm trying to explain to myself the reason for
any power plant to own a two-dome car.  What would a power
plant be needing that justifies a two-dome car (relatively small
quantities of two different non-standard liquids)?  It has me
scratching my head to explain it.
                                                                                     - Jim


Re: What's on my workbench

Nelson Moyer
 

One small correction, Paul, I said 48 stock car sides, so that’s only 24 cars. Actually, my workbench is small like yours because it shares duty as my ham radio bench and computer station I get around that limitation by using lots of cutting mats, breadboards, or simply hanging file folders holding the instructions and prototype photos to move parts and partial builds on and off of the workbench. It’s very much a production line process. with only the active board on the bench at one time. Before I had to sacrifice space for my triple deck layout, I had a 6 ft. by 18 in. workbench, and that’s where I build the stock cars. After that, I cut down the bench and put it in a closet to save space for the layout. Don’t used age as an excuse. I started building the layout at age 70, and I’m 77 now. All of the other batch builds except the stock cars were done in the closet. I attached photos of the closet and some of the ‘parts holders’.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

Nelson 

 

I see your point one of my problems is I only have a small modelling area about 24x18 inches. Also I do like to build a car then build a different car as my layout out is pretty well complete so I really cannot divert to doing work on that, as for building 48 stock car I take my crash helmet off to you.

At 72 I guess I am stuck in my ways having built in 4mm/ft and done a lot of scratch building in 0 scale 7mm/ft including 1890-1910 British goods wagons (not freight cars) for the industrial museum at Derby. 

I also scratch built locos, passenger coaches and wagons for the 0 gauge layout I had at the time.

 

Regards Paul

 


Re: What's on my workbench

Mont Switzer
 

Thanks Jim, will try to figure out a routing if possible, otherwise I'm sure the hauled some VA furniture up our way.

 

Mont Switzer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of James Brewer [jim.brewer.3611@...]
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 10:26 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

Mont,

I've attached the N&W diagrams for these cars which spell out the "special equipment" for each.  N&W loved to rebuild cars (mainly for accounting/tax purposes) so this group had a number of "plain" cars for general loading and use.  As you can see, several groups of the B1a car had special equipment; note for the B1b the one group was equipped with Automobile Transmission racks.

Jim Brewer

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Re: What’s on my work bench

Bruce Griffin
 


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Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

 


Re: Brass tank car

Bruce Smith
 

Jim,

Don't assume that the compartments are either filled at the same time or with dissimilar materials. 

For example, the PRR used its TM8s (single dome tank car) to ferry used crankcase oil to its reclamation plant in East Altoona from engine houses around the system and recycled oil back to the engine houses. Tired of cleaning the cars before each trip with recycled oil, they purchases 2nd hand 3 dome cars. The center compartment was used for dirty lube oil and the end compartments were used for clean oil. So, it all depended on which direction the car was moving as to which compartments were in use. 

The GATC/NIPSCO car is an insulated car, so why two compartments? The following are pure speculation, but... 
  • maybe NIPSCO bought it because it was cheap and they neither needed it to be insulated or have 2 compartments. 
  • maybe NIPSCO also had a clean/dirty transfer scheme
  • maybe, when the car was built, it was built for tar/asphalt service for a customer who needed to divide the load in order to better handle delivery. That is, both compartments handled the same commodity, but it was better to deliver a complete tank (4K gal) to one customer, and then a second complete tank (4K gal) to another, instead of making the second delivery from half of an 8K gal tank?
Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, Al


<snip>  I find the fact that it is a two-dome that was owned by Nipsco a
bit hard to explain.  I'm trying to explain to myself the reason for
any power plant to own a two-dome car.  What would a power
plant be needing that justifies a two-dome car (relatively small
quantities of two different non-standard liquids)?  It has me
scratching my head to explain it.
                                                                                     - Jim


Re: WM Postwar AAR Boxcar – Front Range Upgrade #3

Bob Chapman
 

1) Fenton asks: Where do you get your door hardware from? 

The latch came as part of the DA door kit. I think DA also offered the latches separately.

2) A general comment -- in my case, upgrading these vintage kits from C&BT, IMWX, and Front Range has been a surprisingly fun offset to "Sunshine withdrawal" (not to leave out the kits from the newer cast resin suppliers that have also filled some of the breach).

The process for these older kits is a bit different. You need to do the research to see which roads fielded the kit's carbody type, and what type of hardware (doors, roof, runningboard, handbrake, trucks, etc.) were chosen. Then there's the search for photos, and the shopping to track down the needed parts and decals. Finally at that point, the modeling becomes somewhat similar to putting together a cast resin kit. If you have some of these older kits lying around, don't let them go to waste; it's been a fun trip here.

Regards,
Bob Chapman   


Re: What's on my workbench

O Fenton Wells
 

i lost my HO scale ruler, I've had it since the early 1960's. Did any of you guys borrow it????
Fenton

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 12:29 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

OMG Fenton, you are having WAY too much fun.  And you’ve got more organizational skills than I do.  Sometimes I can’t find my single edge blades . . .

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 11:18 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

OK here are 5 in the que in various stages of building and finishing.
From the bottom up, the bottom car is a Tichy/Sunshine mini kit that I got in a trade from Clark Propst.  Love it as I've never built a Tichy car before. The next car up is a Front Range with 8 ft door Wabash (NJI&I) that was inspired by the "I wanna rebuild older plastic kits like Bob Chapman does, building series", who also inspired the next two up the line.  The next car up the line on top  is another Front Range with 8 ft door will be a Columbia, Newberry and Lauens (ACL) boxcar with the special ACF roof that Pierrer from Yarmouth Models provided,  next up the line is a 40 ft DD Front Range will be a Wabash 8xxx series car and finally the top car a McKean 40 ft DD car will be a Norfolk Southern (Old) boxcar.
Just say'in
Fenton



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Re: Brass tank car

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


_._,_._,_

Above is the Overland car as I finished it way back when.  A SHIPX  photo was one of the few I found at that time.  The domes are a bit large.  IO would probably repaint the car if I could find a correct prototype photo of this car.

Bill P{Pardie


Re: What's on my workbench

O Fenton Wells
 

It just kinda evolved.


On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 11:53 AM Paul Doggett via groups.io <paul.doggett2472=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Fenton 
How do you go on building five cars at once, I am a one item at a time guy.

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 17 Aug 2020, at 16:18, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

OK here are 5 in the que in various stages of building and finishing.
From the bottom up, the bottom car is a Tichy/Sunshine mini kit that I got in a trade from Clark Propst.  Love it as I've never built a Tichy car before. The next car up is a Front Range with 8 ft door Wabash (NJI&I) that was inspired by the "I wanna rebuild older plastic kits like Bob Chapman does, building series", who also inspired the next two up the line.  The next car up the line on top  is another Front Range with 8 ft door will be a Columbia, Newberry and Lauens (ACL) boxcar with the special ACF roof that Pierrer from Yarmouth Models provided,  next up the line is a 40 ft DD Front Range will be a Wabash 8xxx series car and finally the top car a McKean 40 ft DD car will be a Norfolk Southern (Old) boxcar.
Just say'in
Fenton

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Re: What's on my workbench

Paul Doggett
 

Nelson 

I see your point one of my problems is I only have a small modelling area about 24x18 inches. Also I do like to build a car then build a different car as my layout out is pretty well complete so I really cannot divert to doing work on that, as for building 48 stock car I take my crash helmet off to you.
At 72 I guess I am stuck in my ways having built in 4mm/ft and done a lot of scratch building in 0 scale 7mm/ft including 1890-1910 British goods wagons (not freight cars) for the industrial museum at Derby. 
I also scratch built locos, passenger coaches and wagons for the 0 gauge layout I had at the time.

Regards Paul 


On 17 Aug 2020, at 17:23, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:



Paul, it’s not all that hard, and it can be a great time saver when all of the cars are alike, especially if you make simple jigs to bend the uncoupling levers, brake piping, and cut the brake rods. Jigs eliminate a lot of cut and fit. It also lumps all of onerous tasks together so you get them out of the way at the same time, and it promotes uniformity of like car relative to brake component placement, etc.. Batch building gives you an opportunity to find any kit shortcomings or difficult steps up front so you know how to handle then for the rest of the builds. It allows you to match sides, ends, roofs,, and floors for best fit. You can batch paint, which is also a time saver, and batch decaling avoids waiting time while the decals dry. Think about Henry Ford and the production line. I’ve batch built 24 stock cars, 16 gondolas, 13 reefers (those included truss rod, steel frame wood side, steel frame steel side, and steel plug door versions), 8 troop kitchen conversions, six 42 ft. flat cars, four 52 ft. flat cars, and several sets of 3 to 6 boxcars. While it may seem overwhelming to do 24 stock cars at once, It’s easier to plan road numbers in batch than having to go back and figure out which individual number to use, especially when most kit decals only support 2 or 3 road numbers and you have to splice the rest. I’ll admit that  cleaning up 48 stock car sides or drilling thousands of grab iron holes isn’t particularly fun, but neither is it fun to spread those tasks out over months or years. Best of all, when you’ve finished the builds, you have multiple new additions to your freight car fleet to admire. I’m batch building 23 passenger cars at present, and while they all use the same basic construction techniques, they are all different except for one set of three coaches. Now that had turned out to be a challenging project indeed.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

Fenton 

How do you go on building five cars at once, I am a one item at a time guy.

 

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 



On 17 Aug 2020, at 16:18, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

OK here are 5 in the que in various stages of building and finishing.
From the bottom up, the bottom car is a Tichy/Sunshine mini kit that I got in a trade from Clark Propst.  Love it as I've never built a Tichy car before. The next car up is a Front Range with 8 ft door Wabash (NJI&I) that was inspired by the "I wanna rebuild older plastic kits like Bob Chapman does, building series", who also inspired the next two up the line.  The next car up the line on top  is another Front Range with 8 ft door will be a Columbia, Newberry and Lauens (ACL) boxcar with the special ACF roof that Pierrer from Yarmouth Models provided,  next up the line is a 40 ft DD Front Range will be a Wabash 8xxx series car and finally the top car a McKean 40 ft DD car will be a Norfolk Southern (Old) boxcar.
Just say'in
Fenton

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I missed a bit in the instructions

Pierre Oliver
 

Below is the link to the current blog post that incudes the drawings I failed to include in the D&RGW PSC car instructions

https://elgincarshops.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-best-laid-plans-of-mice-and-men.html

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Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com


Re: What’s on my work bench

Paul Doggett
 

Nelson

Thank you I could not find a brass one so I decided to build one instead a lot cheaper as well.

Paul Doggett

On 17 Aug 2020, at 17:29, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

It's interesting to see a tender mod, even if it's not a freight car. Nice work, Paul.

Nelson Moyer

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Not a freight car but a kit bashed tender for any of the following SP locos 2-6-0, 4-6-0, 2-8-0 or 4-8-0. Started with a Bachmann tender frame which matched the SP 0-8-0 tender that I have Brian Moore donated the tank which I cut down the body on and filled all the holes with 0.025” styrene. The oil tank was made with 0.020” styrene, the water filler was made with a piece of 0.040” styrene. The water and oil tanks had Archer rivets fitted unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of them, it’s not perfect but I am pleased with it. I hope this is ok for here. Remove if not permitted.

Paul Doggett England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿






Re: What's on my workbench

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Good Lord, Nelson.

 

I was impressed by Clark Propst, but now . . .

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 12:23 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

Paul, it’s not all that hard, and it can be a great time saver when all of the cars are alike, especially if you make simple jigs to bend the uncoupling levers, brake piping, and cut the brake rods. Jigs eliminate a lot of cut and fit. It also lumps all of onerous tasks together so you get them out of the way at the same time, and it promotes uniformity of like car relative to brake component placement, etc.. Batch building gives you an opportunity to find any kit shortcomings or difficult steps up front so you know how to handle then for the rest of the builds. It allows you to match sides, ends, roofs,, and floors for best fit. You can batch paint, which is also a time saver, and batch decaling avoids waiting time while the decals dry. Think about Henry Ford and the production line. I’ve batch built 24 stock cars, 16 gondolas, 13 reefers (those included truss rod, steel frame wood side, steel frame steel side, and steel plug door versions), 8 troop kitchen conversions, six 42 ft. flat cars, four 52 ft. flat cars, and several sets of 3 to 6 boxcars. While it may seem overwhelming to do 24 stock cars at once, It’s easier to plan road numbers in batch than having to go back and figure out which individual number to use, especially when most kit decals only support 2 or 3 road numbers and you have to splice the rest. I’ll admit that  cleaning up 48 stock car sides or drilling thousands of grab iron holes isn’t particularly fun, but neither is it fun to spread those tasks out over months or years. Best of all, when you’ve finished the builds, you have multiple new additions to your freight car fleet to admire. I’m batch building 23 passenger cars at present, and while they all use the same basic construction techniques, they are all different except for one set of three coaches. Now that had turned out to be a challenging project indeed.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Doggett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 10:53 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

Fenton 

How do you go on building five cars at once, I am a one item at a time guy.

 

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 

 

On 17 Aug 2020, at 16:18, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

OK here are 5 in the que in various stages of building and finishing.
From the bottom up, the bottom car is a Tichy/Sunshine mini kit that I got in a trade from Clark Propst.  Love it as I've never built a Tichy car before. The next car up is a Front Range with 8 ft door Wabash (NJI&I) that was inspired by the "I wanna rebuild older plastic kits like Bob Chapman does, building series", who also inspired the next two up the line.  The next car up the line on top  is another Front Range with 8 ft door will be a Columbia, Newberry and Lauens (ACL) boxcar with the special ACF roof that Pierrer from Yarmouth Models provided,  next up the line is a 40 ft DD Front Range will be a Wabash 8xxx series car and finally the top car a McKean 40 ft DD car will be a Norfolk Southern (Old) boxcar.
Just say'in
Fenton

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Re: What’s on my work bench

Nelson Moyer
 

It's interesting to see a tender mod, even if it's not a freight car. Nice work, Paul.

Nelson Moyer

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Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 9:01 AM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] What’s on my work bench

Not a freight car but a kit bashed tender for any of the following SP locos 2-6-0, 4-6-0, 2-8-0 or 4-8-0. Started with a Bachmann tender frame which matched the SP 0-8-0 tender that I have Brian Moore donated the tank which I cut down the body on and filled all the holes with 0.025” styrene. The oil tank was made with 0.020” styrene, the water filler was made with a piece of 0.040” styrene. The water and oil tanks had Archer rivets fitted unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of them, it’s not perfect but I am pleased with it. I hope this is ok for here. Remove if not permitted.

Paul Doggett England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


Re: What's on my workbench

Schuyler Larrabee
 

OMG Fenton, you are having WAY too much fun.  And you’ve got more organizational skills than I do.  Sometimes I can’t find my single edge blades . . .

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 11:18 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

OK here are 5 in the que in various stages of building and finishing.
From the bottom up, the bottom car is a Tichy/Sunshine mini kit that I got in a trade from Clark Propst.  Love it as I've never built a Tichy car before. The next car up is a Front Range with 8 ft door Wabash (NJI&I) that was inspired by the "I wanna rebuild older plastic kits like Bob Chapman does, building series", who also inspired the next two up the line.  The next car up the line on top  is another Front Range with 8 ft door will be a Columbia, Newberry and Lauens (ACL) boxcar with the special ACF roof that Pierrer from Yarmouth Models provided,  next up the line is a 40 ft DD Front Range will be a Wabash 8xxx series car and finally the top car a McKean 40 ft DD car will be a Norfolk Southern (Old) boxcar.
Just say'in
Fenton


Re: What's on my workbench

Nelson Moyer
 

Paul, it’s not all that hard, and it can be a great time saver when all of the cars are alike, especially if you make simple jigs to bend the uncoupling levers, brake piping, and cut the brake rods. Jigs eliminate a lot of cut and fit. It also lumps all of onerous tasks together so you get them out of the way at the same time, and it promotes uniformity of like car relative to brake component placement, etc.. Batch building gives you an opportunity to find any kit shortcomings or difficult steps up front so you know how to handle then for the rest of the builds. It allows you to match sides, ends, roofs,, and floors for best fit. You can batch paint, which is also a time saver, and batch decaling avoids waiting time while the decals dry. Think about Henry Ford and the production line. I’ve batch built 24 stock cars, 16 gondolas, 13 reefers (those included truss rod, steel frame wood side, steel frame steel side, and steel plug door versions), 8 troop kitchen conversions, six 42 ft. flat cars, four 52 ft. flat cars, and several sets of 3 to 6 boxcars. While it may seem overwhelming to do 24 stock cars at once, It’s easier to plan road numbers in batch than having to go back and figure out which individual number to use, especially when most kit decals only support 2 or 3 road numbers and you have to splice the rest. I’ll admit that  cleaning up 48 stock car sides or drilling thousands of grab iron holes isn’t particularly fun, but neither is it fun to spread those tasks out over months or years. Best of all, when you’ve finished the builds, you have multiple new additions to your freight car fleet to admire. I’m batch building 23 passenger cars at present, and while they all use the same basic construction techniques, they are all different except for one set of three coaches. Now that had turned out to be a challenging project indeed.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Doggett via groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 10:53 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

Fenton 

How do you go on building five cars at once, I am a one item at a time guy.

 

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 



On 17 Aug 2020, at 16:18, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

OK here are 5 in the que in various stages of building and finishing.
From the bottom up, the bottom car is a Tichy/Sunshine mini kit that I got in a trade from Clark Propst.  Love it as I've never built a Tichy car before. The next car up is a Front Range with 8 ft door Wabash (NJI&I) that was inspired by the "I wanna rebuild older plastic kits like Bob Chapman does, building series", who also inspired the next two up the line.  The next car up the line on top  is another Front Range with 8 ft door will be a Columbia, Newberry and Lauens (ACL) boxcar with the special ACF roof that Pierrer from Yarmouth Models provided,  next up the line is a 40 ft DD Front Range will be a Wabash 8xxx series car and finally the top car a McKean 40 ft DD car will be a Norfolk Southern (Old) boxcar.
Just say'in
Fenton

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Re: What's on my workbench

Paul Doggett
 

Fenton 
How do you go on building five cars at once, I am a one item at a time guy.

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 17 Aug 2020, at 16:18, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

OK here are 5 in the que in various stages of building and finishing.
From the bottom up, the bottom car is a Tichy/Sunshine mini kit that I got in a trade from Clark Propst.  Love it as I've never built a Tichy car before. The next car up is a Front Range with 8 ft door Wabash (NJI&I) that was inspired by the "I wanna rebuild older plastic kits like Bob Chapman does, building series", who also inspired the next two up the line.  The next car up the line on top  is another Front Range with 8 ft door will be a Columbia, Newberry and Lauens (ACL) boxcar with the special ACF roof that Pierrer from Yarmouth Models provided,  next up the line is a 40 ft DD Front Range will be a Wabash 8xxx series car and finally the top car a McKean 40 ft DD car will be a Norfolk Southern (Old) boxcar.
Just say'in
Fenton

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O Fenton Wells
 

OK here are 5 in the que in various stages of building and finishing.
From the bottom up, the bottom car is a Tichy/Sunshine mini kit that I got in a trade from Clark Propst.  Love it as I've never built a Tichy car before. The next car up is a Front Range with 8 ft door Wabash (NJI&I) that was inspired by the "I wanna rebuild older plastic kits like Bob Chapman does, building series", who also inspired the next two up the line.  The next car up the line on top  is another Front Range with 8 ft door will be a Columbia, Newberry and Lauens (ACL) boxcar with the special ACF roof that Pierrer from Yarmouth Models provided,  next up the line is a 40 ft DD Front Range will be a Wabash 8xxx series car and finally the top car a McKean 40 ft DD car will be a Norfolk Southern (Old) boxcar.
Just say'in
Fenton


Re: Brass tank car

Jon Miller
 

    I started this as all my CBC's are at the other house.  I'm SIP 220 miles away.  I think one of the CBC's (1930?) had a picture but wanted to get decals (mail order) if they are available.  Would give me additional things to do.  As I'm old my daughter tells me not to come back to the other house (SF bay area) for awhile.
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