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Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

Jerry Michels
 

Garth, criticizing a manufacturer's business practices and wondering out loud where your money went are two different things.  I want to know about manufacturers' who'd take my money and run so I don't fall into the same trap.
Sorry if I regard my money as important. I wish someone had turned the light on the truth of another decal manufacturer years back who took me for over $150.

Jerry Michels


Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Mel,

Isn't Jerry is on this group. If so, he has likely has seen all that has been said here.

IIRC, we are not supposed to criticize a manufacturer's business practices on this board. Perhaps it is time for our moderators to close this thread.


Garth Groff  🦆

On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 4:36 PM mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:
out of curiosity, does anyone in the group
know jerry personally? or know of.someone who does? or have his phone number?, and tried to call him?
just thinking out loud
;-)
mel perry


Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

Tony Thompson
 

     Please, let's not rehash old grudges from years ago. Did all that, got the T-shirt.

Tony Thompson




Re: Acrylic Mineral Red paint.

Lester Breuer
 

Scott here is what I use.  See attached mixes. Hope this helps get to the color you are looking for.
Lester Breuer


Re: Acrylic Mineral Red paint.

Ken Adams
 

This isn't an acrylic,  brush or airbrush solution but you might try Tamiya Red Oxide Primer in a spray can. 

I like a darker Freight Car Red to better match the SP FCR color in the 1945-55 period. I use the Tamiya red oxide primer as a base on all freight cars and then brush paint Vallejo Model Color Burnt Red 70.814 for SP cars. 

I live in an apartment like townhouse with a constant gusting wind on the 2nd floor deck and an unusable garage for painting (HOA owns the detached garage building not me.) I use a cardboard box spray booth and have to time sprays between the 10-15 mph gusts. It's easier to do with a spray can in the temporary spray set up although I just acquired a new canister USB charging inexpensive air brush and will be experimenting with some spray acrylics.  Prepare the paint and a cleaning fluid in my train room ahead of time and then rush out onto the deck await a lull in the wind then spray and move the model inside quickly to avoid windblown dust and dirt.  It's not a great place for BBQ either. If the wind dies down it gets beastly hot. The wind used to at least clear out the smoke from the brush fires but if last summer is any indicator it will just blow more heavy chocking smoke into the area. 

--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

Gene Semon
 

Jerry did sell most of his decal line to Tichy.  Over the last couple of months, he has designed custom decals for me of MP's 86" boxcars and he also did decals for Barrett for others.  All were received in a timely manner.  As mentioned, I do hope all is well with him.  His work has been excellent.

Gene Semon


Re: Acrylic Mineral Red paint.

Curt Fortenberry
 


Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

mel perry
 

out of curiosity, does anyone in the group
know jerry personally? or know of.someone who does? or have his phone number?, and tried to call him?
just thinking out loud
;-)
mel perry


Re: Acrylic Mineral Red paint.

lrkdbn
 

I can't give you a "this is an exact match",but Model Railroad Hobbyist e-magazine has a reference publication on substitutes for Polly Scale from currently available acrylics like Vallejo. Also if you can, try a hobby shop that has paints for military and wargaming modeling. There are many,many lines of acrylic paints out there and lots of interesting colors in the general oxide red category.The very thick acrylics  intended for brush painting like Vallejo Model Colour can be reduced with Vallejo Airbrush Thinner- they recommend about 1 to 1 paint/thinner and about another 10-20% flow improver so it doesn't dry too fast.Of course you need to experiment to find what works with your particular air brush etc.
Larry King


Re: Acrylic Mineral Red paint.

Jerry Michels
 

This is off topic, but regarding fumes and spraying..  Is particulate matter as bad as fumes?  I don't think any spraying should be done without ventilation.  You may not smell particles, but they are there.  Jerry Michels


Gerry Glow Decals was NP War Emergency Boxcar

Jerry Michels
 

This is sad to read.  Sounds like another Oddballs story.   I sincerely hope Gerry does something soon.  Jerry Michels


Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

George Courtney
 

I'm in luck to have both Tichy and K-4 making S scale decals I want.  I've never had a problem with either of them.  There are a few others that have a few S scale decals that also have been fine to work with.  I've forgotten where but someone posted a method to make Tichy decals more appealing to the discriminating decal buyer.

George Courtney


Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

StephenK
 

I thought Tichy has taken over this line.   Check this:   https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/29274

Steve Kay


Photo: Copper Range Railroad Boxcar 150 (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Copper Range Railroad Boxcar 150 (Undated)

Photo from Michigan Technological University:

https://cchi.mtu.edu/copper-country-image-detail?duid=463a79af-3428-4cff-9f03-c366c0c9e23f&width=1242&height=732&nid=22015

Artwork on the car probably was added in a darkroom.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Copper Range RR Flatcar 1081 (1920)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Copper Range RR Flatcar 1081 (1920)

Photo from Michigan Technological University:

https://cchi.mtu.edu/copper-country-image-detail?duid=24b86ba2-c8c4-4c80-a5fb-e6c2cca5ae07&width=1242&height=732&nid=21629

Loading copper.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

George Courtney
 

I've not received the decals I paid for back several years ago.  Gerry told me he had gone broke doing the decals and could not supply them at that time.  Before then I had bought decals perhaps five times from him with no problem.  But I and others are forever out of our money.  YMMV.

George Courtney


Acrylic Mineral Red paint.

Scott
 

I used Polly Scale mineral red for a long time but my supply is gone.  Does anybody know of a Acrylic equivalent or a recipe of Vallejo, Mission Models, AK etc to get close?  I have Scalecoat Mineral Red and it's fine but want something that dries faster and don't have to spray outside due to fumes.  I don't use Tru-Color much at all.

Scott McDonald 


Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

Andy Laurent
 

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 08:39 PM, George Courtney wrote:
A bit off topic, but Mr. Glow appears to have cashed the checks of perhaps hundreds of modelers, myself included, and not been heard from again.  To stick to modeling, I personally would recommend dealing with other decal and model makers.  If this is too political for our hosts, I understand.
I have had the same experience.  Paid in full, no decals.  There are some other great vendors out there that do wonderful work!
Andy L.
Madison WI


Re: AB Air Reservoir Orientation Question

Nelson Moyer
 

Yes, that was my eureka moment.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 8:55 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] AB Air Reservoir Orientation Question

 

Nelson, here is the URL: https://realstmfc.groups.io/g/main/files/Freight%20Car%20UnderbodyDetail.pdf

You are correct that the reservoir had a defined top and bottom, they were always mounted with the mounting lugs above center line.
In addition, the mounting brackets were almost always arranged to support the lugs from below. With the brackets below the lugs, in the event of a loose or broken bolt, the reservoir is still supported. Not so if it were hung from the bolts.

The secret to mounting orientation is revealed in Fig.7 on page four. Note that the air lines from the emergency and auxiliary reservoirs do not cross. Fig.s 12 & 13 on page six show the locations of the different connections on the control valve pipe bracket. The connections are not interchangeable, therefore the reservoir was always positioned in such a way that each pipe had a straight shot between it and the control valve, to make pipe fitting and maintenance easier.

Dennis Storzek


Re: NORTHERN PACIFIC WAR EMERGENCY BOXCARD-Gerry Glow

gtws00
 

I have had very fast service from Jerry Glow recently.
George Toman

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