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Re: Codes used on Rock Island waybills

Tony Thompson
 



Steve Hile wrote:

I was asked, today, what code would be used for Tucumcari, New Mexico on waybills routing cars Rock Island to SP and vice versa through Tucumcari?  I might guess TUC, but that risks confusion with Tucson, perhaps.

Any advice or other learned information.

I have been told that agents typically used whatever abbreviation on waybills they thought was needed, so consistency was not observed. On the SP, the reweigh location code for Tucumcari was “T” but I would guess an agent would write something short like “TUC.” Remember this is a designation of a junction. Tucson is not a junction with the Rock Island, so I can’t see confusion by using that. Then that part of the waybill would read “RI-TUC-SP,” which I think is unambiguous.
I was also told that when an agent had to write a junction not familiar to him, he might well spell it out, whereas someone else who wrote that junction all the time would have an abbreviation. But abbreviations were all over the map, so to speak. The example I was given was Council Bluffs, abbreviated variously from “CO BL” to “CBL” to “CB."

Tony Thompson




Re: Kadee, Sam Clarke's retirement

Charles Peck
 

Sam, Congratulations on reaching retirement.  You have been appreciated in the modeling community. 
Best wishes. Hope you learn to nap as well as you have worked.  Vital retirement skill.
Warm regards, Chuck Peck

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 2:39 PM SamClarke via groups.io <samc=kadee.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello group and friends,

This is to formally announce my retirement after 26 years with Kadee Quality Products. My actual last day at work will be October the 6th.
My health is good and my plans are to enjoy life and time with my family. It's been a good run, presently Kadee has no direct replacement.

Sam  R&D Kadee Quality Products


Codes used on Rock Island waybills

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Please excuse the cross posting.

 

I was asked, today, what code would be used for Tucumcari, New Mexico on waybills routing cars Rock Island to SP and vice versa through Tucumcari?  I might guess TUC, but that risks confusion with Tucson, perhaps.

 

Any advice or other learned information.

 

The RI employee timetable telegraph code for Tucumcari is XN, but that is not likely used on waybills.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Steve Hile


Kadee, Sam Clarke's retirement

SamClarke
 

Hello group and friends,

This is to formally announce my retirement after 26 years with Kadee Quality Products. My actual last day at work will be October the 6th.
My health is good and my plans are to enjoy life and time with my family. It's been a good run, presently Kadee has no direct replacement.

Sam  R&D Kadee Quality Products


Re: Glue for resin kits

Charlie Duckworth
 

Chuck
I’ve been using Loctite Super Glue gel for  building the main parts (ends, sides and roof) for my latest 4-5 builds.  It doesn’t come apart like traditional ACC if the parts are bumped. I still use the thin or medium ACC to attach the detail parts however.   I found it through Amazon.  I also like using Canopy Glue for the roofs on resin kits as it allows me to move the roof around until I get it even on the sides and ends.   Any glue showing can be removed with a damp Q-tip.  

Charlie Duckworth 

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:33 AM Paul Doggett via groups.io <paul.doggett2472=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have built many resin kits and always use ACC/superglue but have a bottle of debonder handy.
Paul Doggett     England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 30 Sep 2021, at 17:28, Chuck Soule <timken2626@...> wrote:

This is a slight step away from the current thread about more glue questions, so I thought I would keep the threads separate.

The instructions for a Westerfield kit I just bought at a swap meet recommends ACC, but comments on the other thread suggest it might not necessarily be the best because it can be brittle.  What are your thoughts - ACC or something else.  Looking at the kit parts, they are a gray resin, so are different from the greenish resin of some Westerfield kits I built quite a few years ago.

Chuck Soule


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] center punch for small (>0.015in/0.4mm) holes

O Fenton Wells
 

I bought this at Little Choo Choo in Spencer NC and I think it works great.  Don't know who manufactured it but it wasn't expensive.  And Bruce is correct, I too push too hard.  I'm learning to lighten up a bit.
Fenton

On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 12:26 PM ed_mines via groups.io <ed_mines=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I've had bad luck with sewing needles, Maybe a sewing machine needle is sharper.

I've been checking ebay for small size dividers for years and have bought several although they are not quite what I wanted. There was a better selection before the pandemic.

Anyway the push pins are on order.




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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: Glue for resin kits

Paul Doggett
 

I have built many resin kits and always use ACC/superglue but have a bottle of debonder handy.
Paul Doggett     England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 30 Sep 2021, at 17:28, Chuck Soule <timken2626@...> wrote:

This is a slight step away from the current thread about more glue questions, so I thought I would keep the threads separate.

The instructions for a Westerfield kit I just bought at a swap meet recommends ACC, but comments on the other thread suggest it might not necessarily be the best because it can be brittle.  What are your thoughts - ACC or something else.  Looking at the kit parts, they are a gray resin, so are different from the greenish resin of some Westerfield kits I built quite a few years ago.

Chuck Soule


ATSF BX-11 model

ed_mines
 

Whatever happened to the injection molded, HO scale ATSF BX-11 model?


Glue for resin kits

Chuck Soule
 

This is a slight step away from the current thread about more glue questions, so I thought I would keep the threads separate.

The instructions for a Westerfield kit I just bought at a swap meet recommends ACC, but comments on the other thread suggest it might not necessarily be the best because it can be brittle.  What are your thoughts - ACC or something else.  Looking at the kit parts, they are a gray resin, so are different from the greenish resin of some Westerfield kits I built quite a few years ago.

Chuck Soule


Re: Searching For Product

mel perry
 

small brass shapes was bought out by
amazon,  years ago
mel perry


Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] center punch for small (>0.015in/0.4mm) holes

ed_mines
 

I've had bad luck with sewing needles, Maybe a sewing machine needle is sharper.

I've been checking ebay for small size dividers for years and have bought several although they are not quite what I wanted. There was a better selection before the pandemic.

Anyway the push pins are on order.



Re: Searching For Product

ed_mines
 

yes, you are right.

I went to a web site someone recommended and found most of their inventory was out of stock.

I'm sure several other companies besides special shapes will remain out of business. 

Hopefully K&S will buy out special shapes.


Re: Decals galore

 

I need to drive to Owatonna to donate a couple of paintings to the historical society. Might have to make a stop.


Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni


On 9/30/21, 10:13 AM, "Tim O'Connor" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io on behalf of timboconnor@comcast.net> wrote:

I always looked for decal dumpers at train shows. I once bought about
100 Islington sets from a
guy for 50 cents a set. I've even used a few of them. 😁


On 9/30/2021 10:20 AM, Clark Propst via groups.io wrote:
> Drove down to Caboose Stop Hobbies at Cedar Falls Ia yesterday on a
> whim. Was looking for parts to fix up a P2K engine that was given to
> me. One item on my mental list was decals. I had glanced through some
> of their decals before, but never flipped through each one. They must
> have 5 or 6 plastic containers 12x18x6"? full, plus a couple metal
> cabinet draws full. I'm sure they came from estates they'd bought.
> Their are Mask Island, Oddballs, Walthers, Champ, Micro Scale, Herald
> King and some off brands including decals for Walthers passenger cars
> I believe? There are a ton of Erie and ATSF, plus area RRs, but not
> limited to just those.
> Have no idea how you could buy any without being there in person. I'm
> sure they won't go though and look for you, but you never know. They
> do a virtual thing live on Wednesday evenings that will air on Utube
> through a link on their web page.
> I've been invited back next week to see a new collection of interest
> to many on this list. I'll see how that goes and report back.
> Clark Propst



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


Re: Decals galore

Tim O'Connor
 

I always looked for decal dumpers at train shows. I once bought about 100 Islington sets from a
guy for 50 cents a set. I've even used a few of them. 😁

On 9/30/2021 10:20 AM, Clark Propst via groups.io wrote:
Drove down to Caboose Stop Hobbies at Cedar Falls Ia yesterday on a whim. Was looking for parts to fix up a P2K engine that was given to me. One item on my mental list was decals. I had glanced through some of their decals before, but never flipped through each one. They must have 5 or 6 plastic containers 12x18x6"? full, plus a couple metal cabinet draws full. I'm sure they came from estates they'd bought. Their are Mask Island, Oddballs, Walthers, Champ, Micro Scale, Herald King and some off brands including decals for Walthers passenger cars I believe? There are a ton of Erie and ATSF, plus area RRs, but not limited to just those.
Have no idea how you could buy any without being there in person. I'm sure they won't go though and look for you, but you never know. They do a virtual thing live on Wednesday evenings that will air on Utube through a link on their web page.
I've been invited back next week to see a new collection of interest to many on this list. I'll see how that goes and report back.
Clark Propst
--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Decals galore

Clark Propst
 

Drove down to Caboose Stop Hobbies at Cedar Falls Ia yesterday on a whim. Was looking for parts to fix up a P2K engine that was given to me. One item on my mental list was decals. I had glanced through some of their decals before, but never flipped through each one. They must have 5 or 6 plastic containers 12x18x6"? full, plus a couple metal cabinet draws full. I'm sure they came from estates they'd bought. Their are Mask Island, Oddballs, Walthers, Champ, Micro Scale, Herald King and some off brands including decals for Walthers passenger cars I believe? There are a ton of Erie and ATSF, plus area RRs, but not limited to just those.
Have no idea how you could buy any without being there in person. I'm sure they won't go though and look for you, but you never know. They do a virtual thing live on Wednesday evenings that will air on Utube through a link on their web page.
I've been invited back next week to see a new collection of interest to many on this list. I'll see how that goes and report back.
Clark Propst


Re: Searching For Product

mel perry
 

check out cm3models on epay, they are
an english hobby store, that has rather a
large inventory of small brass shapes
:-)


Re: Searching For Product

Dennis Storzek
 

On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 01:24 PM, Charles Happel wrote:
K&S Bought them out several years ago.
As I recall, it was a couple decades ago. The difference between the K&S line and what they offered under the Special Shapes label was the K&S line was all formed sheet metal, and always had rounded outside corners The Special Shapes product was machined from bar stock and had sharp corners. I remember when Special Shapes Co. was in a little industrial building on Belmont Rd. in Downers Grove, IL. The guy who ran it (by himself, I think) was a neat old guy.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Searching For Product

Kenneth Montero
 

Fellow modelers,

Albion Alloys Ltd. has a separate webpage for modeler's supplies at Albion Hobbies:

Albion Hobbies also provides other modeler's supplies: Flex-i-file, Mr. Hobby paints, sTyrene and metal sheets and shapes (check out their Maquette listings under Albion Hobbies).

ken Montero

On 09/29/2021 3:53 PM ed_mines via groups.io <ed_mines@...> wrote:


I bought some 1mm (.039 in) brass bars from Albion, also very tiny,hollow brass tubes.

Ed Mines


Re: more glue questions

Steve SANDIFER
 

I use Alene’s for numerous non-styrene projects. I have built trestles, stock yards, etc. and really like it. Much better than normal white glue for those jobs.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer, MMR

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 2:39 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] more glue questions

 

I went to a Dollar Tree store (Nothing over $1) to get some hobby supplies. Nylon spatula knifes for resin casting, sponge paint brushes (4 to a $1 package) and about another half dozen items useful for modeling. I have never used Allene's Tacky Glue before, but for a dollar each, four 3 ounce bottles seemed a great opportunity to try them.

 

-Andy Carlson, Ojai CA

 

 

Ordered Allene's tacky glue for $2 from ebay.

 


Re: Searching For Product

Charles Happel
 

K&S Bought them out several years ago.

Chuck Happel

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married.

H. L. Mencken


On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 03:50:25 PM EDT, ed_mines via groups.io <ed_mines@...> wrote:


I've been thinking about this too. I think that small brass shapes came from a company with that name - brass shapes - but I can't find them listed on the internet, maybe a victim of COVID.
K&S used to sell carded lengths of brass shapes products which I bought from hobbylinc; it looks like some of those carded shapes are either out of stock or discontinued
I used 1/32" angles & 1/32"X1/16" bars.

Maybe K&S bought out brass shapes.


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