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Re: Kadee, Sam Clarke's retirement

O Fenton Wells
 

HIT 'EM STRAIGHT AND NOTHING OVER 70  (degrees)
You will be missed
Fenton

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



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: Kadee, Sam Clarke's retirement

Todd Horton
 

Congratulations Sam !!!   You are going to be missed for sure, have enjoyed working with you over the years !!!

Todd Horton


On Thursday, September 30, 2021, 02:39:33 PM EDT, SamClarke via groups.io <samc@...> 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


Re: ATSF BX-11 model

nyc3001 .
 

From what I understand, it was never produced as Prototype Junction couldn't crowdsource sufficient funds. 

I still hope that the PM and CGW SS autocars they were going to produce will be created in some form as they were both present in significant numbers. 

-Phil


Re: Decals galore Caboose Stop Hobbies

Lloyd Rinehart
 

I have been told that they bought the entire inventory of Marion Brasher’s
Valley Roundhouse hobby shop in Spring Valley, IL, after his passing.
There will be LOTS of parts and kits and building kits and Locos
that should be offered in the future.
Lloyd


Re: Codes used on Rock Island waybills

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Makes good sense to me.

 

Thanks!!

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:00 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Codes used on Rock Island waybills

 

 


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

 

Congratulations! I recommend retirement highly. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Sep 30, 2021, at 1:39 PM, SamClarke via groups.io <samc@...> 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


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Kadee, Sam Clarke's retirement

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Sam;

 

You are a class act!  We will all miss you.

 

Those will be big shoes to fill……

 

Have a great retirement with family and friends!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of SamClarke via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:39 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Kadee, Sam Clarke's retirement

 

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: Kadee, Sam Clarke's retirement

Tony Thompson
 

Congratulations and best wishes, Sam. You will certainly be missed in the modeling community, because you have spoken up for Kadee very effectively over the years. I hope Kadee finds someone to take up at least some of your duties, and if I had my druthers, someone to take up ALL of them.

Tony Thompson
tony@signaturepress.com


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


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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.

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