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Re: Digital Caliper Recommendation

Steve SANDIFER
 

General makes a plastic dial cal that has HO readout. I use Harbor freight digital in the train room and Mitutoya dial cal in the shop. The Harbor freight is inexpensive and good.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jon Miller
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:39 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Digital Caliper Recommendation

 

On 10/17/2020 11:22 AM, Gene Semon wrote:

PFM had a dial caliper in plastic & metal versions years ago that measured in in HO scale.

    The only PFM one I have seen (not saying there were not others) was not a dial caliper, was metal, and is going for in excess of $100.

    Low cost metal dial (or digital) calipers can be had at Harbor Freight.  Twenty bucks and if you can get a monthly handout usually 20% off.

    eBay

eBay item number:

272740496214

 

    $6.80, looks to be the same as HF?

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


Re: Photo: FGEX 35754 With Potato Load (1943)

Jack Mullen
 

Well spotted, but on close inspection I believe the header reads "How to STORE Winter Keeping Potatoes".
So not recipes but instructions to store in a cool, dark, dry place.  Common advice long before the Traveling Wilburys' song.   ;^)

Jack Mullen


Re: Digital Caliper Recommendation

Robert J. Amsler, Jr.
 

I use Mitutoyo digital calipers that you can find on Amazon.   They can be zeroed out.  They are very accurate.

 

Robert J. Amsler, Jr.

514 Dover Place

Saint Louis, Missouri 63111

(314) 606-6118  (Telephone)

(314) 754-2688  (Facsimile)

MPFan1@...

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of mopacfirst
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:26 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Digital Caliper Recommendation

 

I have a plastic analog (dial) one made by General, which had HO and O scale divisions on it.  From the looks of the letter and number style on it, I wonder if it's German.  Have had it for maybe 15 or 20 years.

It no longer has the O scale divisions on it, because I got confused every time I looked at it to try to take a measurement, so I took a black Sharpie and colored over the O scale numbers.  Crude, but.....

As an engineer, I generally don't want to see numbers that are too accurate, that are more accurate than I can reproduce or that I need.  So wherever the little pointer lands, if it says something is around 6 scale inches, for example, I'm happy with it.  If I was machining something that needed close tolerances, or I needed to stack several things whose tolerances needed to add to a specific value, that would be different, but for my modeling, in general, this is the proper degree of precision for me.

Ron Merrick


Re: Two Compartment HO Scale Tank Cars: Who Made Them?

Tony Thompson
 

      All the SC&F tank cars are terrific models. I have four built, one to go.

Tony Thompson




SCCX 682 tank car from Vintage Portland site 1937

David
 

Longitudinal-course STC car, one of 79 ordered by Shell Oil of California in 1923. The car to the left is a pre-1917 GATC tank, probably another Shell car judging by what is visible of the pressure test data.

David Thompson


Re: Photo: FGEX 35754 With Potato Load (1943)

Bill Parks
 

The top half of it looks like it says "How to Serve Winter Keeping Potatoes".  So I'm guessing the lower half is recipe recommendations
--
Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida


Re: NC&StL 36' XM-32 rebuilt boxcar

Chuck Cover
 

List,

I am still looking for information on this car.  I would like to either kit-bash it or if someone has a Sunshine kit #97.2-97.6 and they would be willing to trade for another Sunshine kit or sell it to me.  I thought that I had one lined up to purchase, but I have not been able to contact the guy again.  Thanks in advance.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Re: Red Caboose stamped steel flat car stake pockets

Armand Premo
 

Andy,I would like a couple.Regards,Armand Premo

On Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 5:01 PM Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:
Hello-
I have lots of Red Caboose stake pockets offered for purchase. From Red Caboose's SP F-70-7 flat car. These are the pressed steel type with 4 rivets per pocket. Each sprue contains 24 stake pockets.

I am asking $2.75 per sprue. Shipping of $4.80 by USPS 1st class postage. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee PayPal is welcomed. Contact me off-list at <midcentury@sbcglobal> if interested.

Thanks,

Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Digital Caliper Recommendation

mopacfirst
 

I have a plastic analog (dial) one made by General, which had HO and O scale divisions on it.  From the looks of the letter and number style on it, I wonder if it's German.  Have had it for maybe 15 or 20 years.

It no longer has the O scale divisions on it, because I got confused every time I looked at it to try to take a measurement, so I took a black Sharpie and colored over the O scale numbers.  Crude, but.....

As an engineer, I generally don't want to see numbers that are too accurate, that are more accurate than I can reproduce or that I need.  So wherever the little pointer lands, if it says something is around 6 scale inches, for example, I'm happy with it.  If I was machining something that needed close tolerances, or I needed to stack several things whose tolerances needed to add to a specific value, that would be different, but for my modeling, in general, this is the proper degree of precision for me.

Ron Merrick


Red Caboose stamped steel flat car stake pockets

Andy Carlson
 

Hello-
I have lots of Red Caboose stake pockets offered for purchase. From Red Caboose's SP F-70-7 flat car. These are the pressed steel type with 4 rivets per pocket. Each sprue contains 24 stake pockets.

I am asking $2.75 per sprue. Shipping of $4.80 by USPS 1st class postage. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee PayPal is welcomed. Contact me off-list at <midcentury@sbcglobal> if interested.

Thanks,

Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Digital Caliper Recommendation

steve_wintner
 

It's not ideal, but the conversions 3.5 mm =12 inch and .011 = 1 inch are carried around in my head, for use with my various digital and dial calipers. 


Re: Photo: FGEX 35754 With Potato Load (1943)

Eric Hansmann
 

Bob,

 

The note on the inside of the door looks like cleaning instructions.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:12 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: FGEX 35754 With Potato Load (1943)

 

Photo: FGEX 35754 With Potato Load (1943)

Photo from the State Historical Society Of Missouri:

https://cdm17228.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/imc/id/42655/rec/6

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Small placard reads "Cleaned". Also a route or destination car tag reads "19..."

Another view:

https://cdm17228.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/imc/id/38276/rec/11

Anyone have an educated guess as to what is the document tacked to the inside of the door?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Digital Caliper Recommendation

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 10/17/2020 11:22 AM, Gene Semon wrote:
PFM had a dial caliper in plastic & metal versions years ago that measured in in HO scale.

    The only PFM one I have seen (not saying there were not others) was not a dial caliper, was metal, and is going for in excess of $100.

    Low cost metal dial (or digital) calipers can be had at Harbor Freight.  Twenty bucks and if you can get a monthly handout usually 20% off.

    eBay

eBay item number:
272740496214

    $6.80, looks to be the same as HF?
-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Digital Caliper Recommendation

Peter Hall
 

The best I’ve found is a digital caliper that will convert Metric to Imperial with one button.  That comes in handy many times.

Thanks
Pete

On Oct 17, 2020, at 1:22 PM, Gene Semon <mopac1@...> wrote:

Ken,
 
None that I have ever found.  Micro-Mark had one planned, but that project never was finished.  PFM had a dial caliper in plastic & metal versions years ago that measured in in HO scale.  One appears now on then on an auction site or a train show.
 
Gene Semon
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Adams
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:58 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Digital Caliper Recommendation
 
I seem to have misplaced my inexpensive digital calipers and two weeks of sporadic searching have only turned up the empty case. So I am in the market for a replacement and wondered if there was by any chance a version of digital calipers that would automatically convert the measured reading to a specified modeling scale value such as HO feet and fraction thereof.  Checking Amazon I did see on calipers that said readouts were in fractions of inches.  Perhaps the scale could be set so that you could select 3.5 mm/foot,  4 mm/foot, 1.9 mm/foot, 7 mm/foot or whatever ratio you desire. 

Preferably the price of said magnificent instrument would be reasonably affordable to those of us who are poor or just cheap. 
-- 
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek 


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Digital Caliper Recommendation

Ken Adams
 

I seem to have misplaced my inexpensive digital calipers and two weeks of sporadic searching have only turned up the empty case. So I am in the market for a replacement and wondered if there was by any chance a version of digital calipers that would automatically convert the measured reading to a specified modeling scale value such as HO feet and fraction thereof.  Checking Amazon I did see on calipers that said readouts were in fractions of inches.  Perhaps the scale could be set so that you could select 3.5 mm/foot,  4 mm/foot, 1.9 mm/foot, 7 mm/foot or whatever ratio you desire. 

Preferably the price of said magnificent instrument would be reasonably affordable to those of us who are poor or just cheap. 
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Re: Thinking of you

Larry Smith
 

Disregard this email as it is a scam and not from Marty

On Saturday, October 17, 2020, 11:42:15 AM CDT, Marty McGuirk <mjmcguirk@...> wrote:



I hope you're doing well and surviving the scourge.please can i count on you for a request.

Thanks,
Marty


Re: Thinking of you

Steve SANDIFER
 

Sure

Steve Sandifer

On Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 11:23 AM, Marty McGuirk
<mjmcguirk@...> wrote:

I hope you're doing well and surviving the scourge.please can i count on you for a request.

Thanks,
Marty


Thinking of you

Marty McGuirk
 


I hope you're doing well and surviving the scourge.please can i count on you for a request.

Thanks,
Marty


Re: Photo: B&M Boxcar 70096 (1933)

Benjamin Hom
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
"Photo: B&M Boxcar 70096 (1933)

Photo from the Los Angeles Public Library:

https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/turnabout/id/2635/rec/30

Use the slider to enlarge the photo.

Description: 'The Yale Puppeteers unloading their car in New Hampshire in summer 1933.'"


B&M 70000-70499, 500 cars, USRA DS boxcar.


Ben Hom


Photo: Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf Boxcar 175 (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf Boxcar 175 (Undated)

Photo from the State Historical Society Of Missouri:

https://cdm17228.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/imc/id/37155/rec/8

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Link-and-pin coupler.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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