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L&N Steel gondola kit build

Eric Hansmann
 

Jerry Hamsmith reports on a group build of the Resin Car Works L&N gondola kit in the latest RCW blog post. Tips and techniques are shared to inspire your kit building. 


Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy 


Off topic help request

np328
 

        I hope that this post will be tolerated long enough to generate some valid input. 

          While digitizing the many, many, boxes of slides I gathered from my own collection, some of both my late fathers and brothers collection, some Canadian rr slides have surfaced. Era was the late seventies/ early eighties and yes, I know that is off this lists timeline, something I strongly feel should be upheld and why I ask the lists indulgence. I believe these are my brothers photos taken in a trip with my parents as my father planned to go west through Canada to Vancouver BC, then return through the US to St. Paul photographing "what was left" of the Milwaukee Road's western electrification. The Canadian portion of the slides are geographically from west of Winnipeg and through the western Canadian Rockies.

The question is: Canadian list members and others, might you suggest a suitable publicly accessible and active Canadian repository to send these slides to?   

If more than one response, and I'd hope for that, I'll consider them all then act.                                                                    thank you,  James Dick - Roseville, MN 
Off line response would be best. 


Re: more glue questions

ed_mines
 

This discussion of Goo reminds me of a couple humorous stories.
I too found Goo distorts plastic so I was reluctant to use it..
Once I pulled off the soap dish by the bath tub in my apartment. It was made of ceramic material, the same as the tiles.  I had a tube of hardly used Goo so I glued the soap dish back with the Goo. Worked like a charm.
Once in a Holiday Inn I sat down on a chair and it literally broke into 8 pieces. I'd had a few drinks with dinner that night so I wasn't thinking. clearly. I thought they might make me pay for the chair. Again Goo came to the rescue. 
Another time after a few drinks I glued the side of a Qualitycraft caboose (N&W?)  to the body only to discover the next day that you could see a side brace through one of the windows.
I guess alcohol and model building don't mix.
Re barge cement a 2 oz bottle will probably last me a life time.


WTB: Sunshine 92.1 Seaboard G-7 low side composite gondola

 

Looking to buy Sunshine 92.1 Seaboard G-7 low side composite gondola

 

Please contact me off list

Thanks

Rich Christie

rhcdmc@...


Re: Speedwitch

John Sykes III
 

Speedwitch is not Ted's full time job.  When he is on business travel, etc. it sometimes takes a while for him to respond.

-- John


Re: PRR H30 decals

Andy Miller
 

I have heard that early production of Tichy decal were done on very heavy stock.  They learned, threw out all that remained of that run and have used thinner stock since.   Mind you, this is hearsay.  I have not (yet) bought any Tichy decals!

 

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chuck Cover
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 1:53 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR H30 decals

 

Group,

 

I have used Tichy decals on quite a few projects and have found them fine.  I attached a photo of a Sunshine Mather boxcar that I decorated with Tichy decals.  I think everyone should judge for themselves. 

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM


Re: PRR H30 decals

Brian Carlson
 

They must vary by run. The set I bought was unusable. Ymmv. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 15, 2021, at 1:55 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

They are thick on the sheet but seem to me okay on a weathered car - - meaning all of mine.
Tony Thompson 


On Oct 15, 2021, at 10:53 AM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:



Group,

 

I have used Tichy decals on quite a few projects and have found them fine.  I attached a photo of a Sunshine Mather boxcar that I decorated with Tichy decals.  I think everyone should judge for themselves. 

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

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--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: PRR H30 decals

 

John Frantz of Mount Vernon Shops makes beautiful sets of Pennsy equipment including the H30s, unfortunately he is sold out on the white keystone set. He does have the black lettering for the gray cars though.

You might get in contact with him to see if he will rerun them.

Rich Christie





Re: PRR H30 decals

Tony Thompson
 

They are thick on the sheet but seem to me okay on a weathered car - - meaning all of mine.
Tony Thompson 


On Oct 15, 2021, at 10:53 AM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:



Group,

 

I have used Tichy decals on quite a few projects and have found them fine.  I attached a photo of a Sunshine Mather boxcar that I decorated with Tichy decals.  I think everyone should judge for themselves. 

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

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Re: PRR H30 decals

Chuck Cover
 

Group,

 

I have used Tichy decals on quite a few projects and have found them fine.  I attached a photo of a Sunshine Mather boxcar that I decorated with Tichy decals.  I think everyone should judge for themselves. 

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM


Re: PRR H30 decals

Brian Carlson
 

Thick. Many tichy decals are more like vinyl lettering. I threw mine out. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 15, 2021, at 12:24 PM, Andy Miller <aslmmiller@...> wrote:



Clark,

   I suspect a typo in  "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them".  Is the ink “thin” or “thick”?

 

Regards,

 

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 10:37 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR H30 decals

 

My buddy ordered a set from Des Plaines just before I got an email stating they had 4 sets of PRR hopper decals. Turns out the decals he got were Tichy. He had the best description of their decals. "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them"

We both thought we saved the email offering the Champ decals, but neither of us can find them. Could that person please contact me again?

My bewildered friend would very much appreciate it.  ;  ))

cepropst@q.com


--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: PRR H30 decals

Andy Miller
 

Clark,

   I suspect a typo in  "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them".  Is the ink “thin” or “thick”?

 

Regards,

 

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 10:37 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR H30 decals

 

My buddy ordered a set from Des Plaines just before I got an email stating they had 4 sets of PRR hopper decals. Turns out the decals he got were Tichy. He had the best description of their decals. "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them"

We both thought we saved the email offering the Champ decals, but neither of us can find them. Could that person please contact me again?

My bewildered friend would very much appreciate it.  ;  ))

cepropst@q.com


Re: Speedwitch

Brian Carlson
 

The email on the website works. 

You’re close to violating the list rules when it comes to discussions of business practices. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 15, 2021, at 11:02 AM, themotive@... wrote:



Hi,

Does anybody have any way of contacting Ted Culotta from Speedwitch?  I ordered a book a month ago and I still haven't received it.  I sent him an email and don't get any response.  

The book that I ordered still shows up as being in stock, but I'm wondering if I should just cancel the order by stopping payment on my credit card.  I wanted the book, but I'm not ok with paying for the book and not getting anything in return.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks,

Mark Mincek


--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Speedwitch

themotive@...
 

Hi,

Does anybody have any way of contacting Ted Culotta from Speedwitch?  I ordered a book a month ago and I still haven't received it.  I sent him an email and don't get any response.  

The book that I ordered still shows up as being in stock, but I'm wondering if I should just cancel the order by stopping payment on my credit card.  I wanted the book, but I'm not ok with paying for the book and not getting anything in return.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks,

Mark Mincek


Re: PRR H30 decals

Clark Propst
 

My buddy ordered a set from Des Plaines just before I got an email stating they had 4 sets of PRR hopper decals. Turns out the decals he got were Tichy. He had the best description of their decals. "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them"

We both thought we saved the email offering the Champ decals, but neither of us can find them. Could that person please contact me again?

My bewildered friend would very much appreciate it.  ;  ))

cepropst@q.com


Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Brian Carlson
 

Ted also did this car a few years back. 
I thought it was on his blog but I don’t see it there. There was a file at one time.

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 14, 2021, at 8:25 PM, Douglas Harding <iowacentralrr@...> wrote:



Richard Hendrickson covered modeling the 50’ PK2 car in the following articles.

http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1996_3/ p50

http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1996_9/ p48

 

He put Eastern Car Works National Type B-1s under his CBQ car.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 50' box car help

 

At a train show last Sunday I picked up a P2K kit of a CB&Q 50’ DD box car for $6. I usually have a RMJ or RP Cyc article of a car I’m modeling, but not this time (unless I missed something?). I cruised through the underframe assemble, but hit a wall on the trucks. Are the kit supplied trucks correct? Maybe or ASF A-3s? I've come to believ 'most' of the stuff in these kits is correct. But the trucks and other parts I'm about to mention are pretty much generic in my opinion. I looked at the B end parts on the sprue. There’s a crude Ajax hand wheel with a gear box that’s (to the best of my knowledge) not Ajax. Is Ajax correct? Is the wood running board correct. Guess that’s what I need to know to finish it?
Clark


--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Douglas Harding
 

Richard Hendrickson covered modeling the 50’ PK2 car in the following articles.

http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1996_3/ p50

http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1996_9/ p48

 

He put Eastern Car Works National Type B-1s under his CBQ car.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 50' box car help

 

At a train show last Sunday I picked up a P2K kit of a CB&Q 50’ DD box car for $6. I usually have a RMJ or RP Cyc article of a car I’m modeling, but not this time (unless I missed something?). I cruised through the underframe assemble, but hit a wall on the trucks. Are the kit supplied trucks correct? Maybe or ASF A-3s? I've come to believ 'most' of the stuff in these kits is correct. But the trucks and other parts I'm about to mention are pretty much generic in my opinion. I looked at the B end parts on the sprue. There’s a crude Ajax hand wheel with a gear box that’s (to the best of my knowledge) not Ajax. Is Ajax correct? Is the wood running board correct. Guess that’s what I need to know to finish it?
Clark


Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Vera Mills
 

Hello,
Thanks to Al Brown, a note saved at the time is as follows:

Re: proto 50' automobile boxcar Burlington

Posted by: "al_brown03" abrown@...   al_brown03

Fri Nov 5, 2010 3:11 am (PDT)

Burlington had two classes of 50' steel auto cars: classes XA-15A (48000-48224 and 49500-49674) and XA-15B (48500-48599). There were re-numberings later. Both series of XA-15A's came with AAR spring plankless trucks (of slightly different types); the XA-15B's came with National Type B trucks. Both classes had end doors; XA-15A's had Evans auto loaders, XA-15B's didn't. This info is from the article in RP CYC 13 on Burlington's steel auto cars.

Al Brown

++++++ ++++++


Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Douglas Harding
 

A review of the Proto 2000 cars and its history by Richard Hendrickson is in Railmodel Journal, October, 1995. http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1995_10/ page 20

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 50' box car help

 

At a train show last Sunday I picked up a P2K kit of a CB&Q 50’ DD box car for $6. I usually have a RMJ or RP Cyc article of a car I’m modeling, but not this time (unless I missed something?). I cruised through the underframe assemble, but hit a wall on the trucks. Are the kit supplied trucks correct? Maybe or ASF A-3s? I've come to believ 'most' of the stuff in these kits is correct. But the trucks and other parts I'm about to mention are pretty much generic in my opinion. I looked at the B end parts on the sprue. There’s a crude Ajax hand wheel with a gear box that’s (to the best of my knowledge) not Ajax. Is Ajax correct? Is the wood running board correct. Guess that’s what I need to know to finish it?
Clark


Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Nelson Moyer
 

If you give me the road number, I’ll know he class, and then I can look up trucks in the CB&Q truck table.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 50' box car help

 

At a train show last Sunday I picked up a P2K kit of a CB&Q 50’ DD box car for $6. I usually have a RMJ or RP Cyc article of a car I’m modeling, but not this time (unless I missed something?). I cruised through the underframe assemble, but hit a wall on the trucks. Are the kit supplied trucks correct? Maybe or ASF A-3s? I've come to believ 'most' of the stuff in these kits is correct. But the trucks and other parts I'm about to mention are pretty much generic in my opinion. I looked at the B end parts on the sprue. There’s a crude Ajax hand wheel with a gear box that’s (to the best of my knowledge) not Ajax. Is Ajax correct? Is the wood running board correct. Guess that’s what I need to know to finish it?
Clark

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