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Re: Adding patches and light weights to finished models

Charlie Duckworth
 

Many years ago MR had an article on putting down decals with diluted white glue.  I hadn’t tried it at the time but at one of our Missouri Pacific Historical Society annual meets Lee Freeman brought a scratch built O gauge T&P Muley caboose where he’d used the white glue technique.  The decals looked perfect.  


Here’s a CB&Q car I just finished and added Smokebox decals. I used their BCR decal first and then overlaid the weight and location using white glue.  The glue dries flat but I’m open to other suggestions; I’ve got a bottle of Future handy  


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Adding patches and light weights to finished models

Tim O'Connor
 


Future (clear acrylic liquid) has adhesive and self leveling qualities. And it can be built up in layers
if you're trying to hide the decal edge. After it dries cover with Dullcote or whatever. I keep a 2 oz
bottle and a brush on the work shelf


On 5/20/2022 5:00 PM, Charlie Duckworth wrote:

I’ve pick up a set of decals for light weights, scale and repack locations from Smokebox Graphics recently and want to add them to already finished models.  One method I’ve tried is to put down diluted Elmers white glue and set the decal on it and pick up any residue with a Q-Tip.  

Any other tricks others are using?  
--
Charlie Duckworth


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Adding patches and light weights to finished models

Brian Carlson
 

You glue the decal down? 

When I add decals to otherwise completed models I lay down Microscale gloss using a small brush in the area of the decal. I let that dry them decal like normal. 

Reweigh decals would be weathered differently than the rest of the car. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 20, 2022, at 5:01 PM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:



I’ve pick up a set of decals for light weights, scale and repack locations from Smokebox Graphics recently and want to add them to already finished models.  One method I’ve tried is to put down diluted Elmers white glue and set the decal on it and pick up any residue with a Q-Tip.  

Any other tricks others are using?  
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne


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


Adding patches and light weights to finished models

Charlie Duckworth
 

I’ve pick up a set of decals for light weights, scale and repack locations from Smokebox Graphics recently and want to add them to already finished models.  One method I’ve tried is to put down diluted Elmers white glue and set the decal on it and pick up any residue with a Q-Tip.  

Any other tricks others are using?  
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne


Re: Photo: Second Brooke Avenue Yard (Circa 1950s)

David Wiggs
 

Sorry Marty; gettin' old ain't for sissies.

david


Modeling Hatch Cover Rests

Bob Chaparro
 

Modeling Hatch Cover Rests

An illustrated article from John Golden's Railroad Prototype Modeler blog:

https://railroadprototypemodeler.wordpress.com/2020/05/11/no-147-models-by-tom-christianson/

Models by Tom Christianson.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Re: IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS

brianleppert@att.net
 

#10  Ajax
#12  Equipo
#13  Miner
#14  Klasing

As for vintage, they may be beyond our interest.  Tooling done by Grandt for Detail Associates, sold by both DA and Grandt Line.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


WESTERFIELD MODELS Newsletter, Vol 11, No 2, May, 2022

dahminator68
 

Hello Steam Era Modelers:
 
We are pleased to announce that Westerfield Models is having a Multi-day NATIONAL TRAIN DAY SALE .
The Multi-Day National Train Day Sale will be in effect from 12:01 am  Wednesday, May 11 through 11:59 pm Monday, May 30, 2022 and is available for orders placed on our Website,
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IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


Can anyone identify the various brake wheel housings on this sprue?

Thanks:

Bill Pardie


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Juweela sugar beet loads - HO scale

Ray Hutchison
 

I was able to pick up two packets of the Juweela zuckerruben (sugar beets) from Ebay.  The company is in Germany, you can easily get to the website through google.  Shipped from EU or UK, but arrived in less than a week.  Website has some nice photos of load sugar beets in model railroad.

From the look of these things, it almost seems that sesame seeds would be a fairly accurate representation.

ray hutchison


Dubuque Iowa Map Logo Date?

nyc3001 .
 

When was the Dubuque scheme with the Iowa Map and the red "Dubuque" lettering applied to reefers? The earliest repack date I've seen on a car painted that way is 1953.

-Phil Lee


Re: WFEX long angled queen posts update

O Fenton Wells
 

Looking good Charlie, keep it up
Fenton

On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 7:36 PM Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:
I mixed up some TruColor ART yellow with a some VIA Yellow to lighten it up and masked it off and shot a coat of CB&Q BCR.  I’ll spray the gloss tomorrow to get ready for decals. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: WFEX long angled queen posts update

Charlie Duckworth
 

I mixed up some TruColor ART yellow with a some VIA Yellow to lighten it up and masked it off and shot a coat of CB&Q BCR.  I’ll spray the gloss tomorrow to get ready for decals. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Freight Car Modeling: Rath Meat Reefer

Bob Chaparro
 

Freight Car Modeling: Rath Meat Reefer

An illustrated post from John Golden's Railroad Prototype Modeler blog:

https://railroadprototypemodeler.wordpress.com/2022/03/13/no-171-freight-car-modeling-rath-meat-reefers-and-rock-island-single-sheathed-box-car/

John describes how he modeled a Rath reefer from a Red Caboose kit.

Article includes prototype photos.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


WFEX long angled queen posts update

Charlie Duckworth
 

Update…I’d ordered a set of long HO queen posts off Shapeways and they arrived a few days ago.  I removed them from their base and sanded the bottoms at a slight angle for gluing on the channels.  The tops where the truss rods were to sit weren’t open as with Tichy’s or Grandt Line’s so I took a micro-saw and cut in a small groove.  Then took a slightly wider saw and opened up the groove a little more - only snapped one post and luckily found the top half on my shirt. 😵‍💫. Not sure what I’d done if it hit the carpet.   After the posts dried I added some Evergreen 1”x 3” and 1”x2” shapes to somewhat replicate the part of the posts that bolted on the side of the channels. Thinking these details will appear once I add some weathering to the underframe. I’ve installed the AB brakes and the underframe is finished.   I’ll remove the black paint where the two rods meet in the turn buckle. 


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: IHB boxcar finished

Tim O'Connor
 


The C&A was a B&O subsidiary and later was absorbed into the GM&O but in 1950 there were still
a small number of 40 foot War Emergency (51000 series) and all steel 40 foot (52000 series) box cars
that still had their C&A lettering...  :-)


On 5/18/2022 5:21 PM, Charlie Duckworth wrote:
Having started with the Mopac and having to see interchange made between the MP/TP/C&EI/M-I, I’m drawn (for some odd reasoning), to the various subsidiaries the Class Ones had. So the layout has a small population of FW&D, T&NO, I-GN, StLB&M, B&A, P&LE, NJI&I and now an IHB car.  
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Wanted: Chooch sugar beet loads - HO scale

Peter Hall
 

Well, just in time!

Thanks for the new arrival announcement.

Thanks
Pete

On May 19, 2022, at 10:19 AM, Bruce Griffin <bdg1210@...> wrote:

It appears that there will be a release of an HO scale sugar beet load this month...

https://micro-trains.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=4400&search=ho+load+2022&description=true
 

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

 


Re: Wanted: Chooch sugar beet loads - HO scale

Bruce Griffin
 

It appears that there will be a release of an HO scale sugar beet load this month...

https://micro-trains.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=4400&search=ho+load+2022&description=true

 

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

 


Re: Carmer uncoupling hardware

Guy Wilber
 

 Eric Hansmann wrote:

"It seems the newer rotating handle uncoupling designs came into use almost at the same time as AB brake systems on new freight cars."

Yes, "AB" brakes were required on all new cars built on and after September 1, 1933.  

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada 






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Re: Photo: Second Brooke Avenue Yard (Circa 1950s)

Scott
 

The article on the Southgate Terminal was in Model Railroad Planning 2002.  It has a cover shot of an U.P Turbine on it.

Scott McDonald 

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