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Re: Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

Scott
 

 
 Kevin, the armored modelers seem to use "Varnish" as a generic term for all the clear coats.  It's not wood working varnish if that's what you are thinking. 

Scott McDonald


Re: Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

Ken Adams
 

I tried some Vallejo 70.520 Matte Varnish yesterday for covering some chalk mark decals added over previous weathering washes and would not recommend it  Now going back to rattle can Tamiya TS-80 clear flat. 

I will lightly dust Bragdon Enterprises light beige weathering powder over that clear flat coat when dry. That usually kills any remaining sheen.  I haven't tried the light "Israeli Sand" powders from Vallejo or AK yet.  I'll have to experiment for back ups just in case I loose the Bragdon powders supply.  These days one has to be prepared in case a small US manufacturer in this case, I think a family business disappears suddenly. 

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Omicron BA2.2 may come and go but I still live mostly in splendid Shelter In Place solitude
Location: About half way up Walnut Creek
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Re: Baggage Car As An Airplane Parts Carrier

Bruce Hendrick
 

Thanks, James, for this additional information. Perhaps the reason for the failure of Vin Wiz was the startup company’s large numbers of executives, as listed for the junket. Not a lean business machine. Were they all sleeping in the baggage car??

If I had to guess I’d say Purple lettering on the white car. Unusual, sure, but it was a marketing campaign for grape soda.

I am curious as I’ve never seen the term “chauffeur” used in connection with railroading. What this a thing, or a misuse by the reporter? I assume this was akin to a Pullman porter.

Thanks again for more information on an usual car.

Bruce Hendrick
Brea, California


Re: Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

Joseph
 

VMS from Michigan Toy Soldier is also very good.  Plus it is from Poland!
Joe Binish(Bincz)

On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 9:10 AM loumickie <loumickie@...> wrote:
I use Tamiya Clear Flat XF-86 thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. Dries flat and then you can go over it with oil washes without any issues. Here's a quick example that I just sprayed...


Re: Seeking Santa Fe Help

Bob Chaparro
 

Tony Thompson modeled a Santa Fe ice service car. I'm not sure if it was a converted Bx-6 but I am sure Tony did the prototype research.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

loumickie
 

I use Tamiya Clear Flat XF-86 thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. Dries flat and then you can go over it with oil washes without any issues. Here's a quick example that I just sprayed...


Re: Photos: Boxcar Being Lowered At Hoover Dam (Circa 1931-1935)

David Wiggs
 

It was previously commented on that the rectangular lifting platform might fit into the rectangular cut in the floor below and I certainly believe that.  If you look closely, you can see that two rails in the concrete would line up with the two rails on the platform, and those connect with a track close by.

davo in Orlando


Re: Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

Kevin Macomber
 

Can you tell me more? The word 'varnish' means something quite unique and don't think of it for models.

Kevin

On 2022-06-14 01:41, Scott wrote:
Check out Lucky Varnish from Ammo by Mig and Mission models flats.
Both work really well. Always practice on some astic spoons or
something before putting on model.
Scott McDonald
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PFE R-30-9

Eric Hansmann
 

An old model from Frank Hodina’s vault is featured on the latest Resin Car Works blog post. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


Re: Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

Scott
 

Check out Lucky Varnish from Ammo by Mig and Mission models flats.  Both work really well.  Always practice on some astic spoons or something before putting on model.

Scott McDonald 


Re: Spring 2022 Keystone Modeler

fire5506
 

The link sends you to Facebook which then asks if you want to continue to the webpage.
This is the link when you copy and paste it:
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.prrths.org%2Fcontent.aspx%3Fpage_id%3D22%26club_id%3D171391%26module_id%3D451730%26fbclid%3DIwAR1x-64boSD9qFvuhKhS3Ap45W9g5X4ZIzbOQ5x4CXxGRO7Yjc1QVQ-UouI&h=AT0s5TWRNJt-PbLdnxbyKd_Faasag_J4LWhRVCa-bkkmEJf2gQaj2oGPPV1pb5rokW89ObBmEde9qaO4Etg2dpCNHU8NdbIHnzZtHXs4mhLYyIA3Qgg5y-AzXwaHdgs1_V9tY3A&__tn__=-UK-R&c%5B0%5D=AT3qbvDA8IcnY61U-ytwuSKQfTtmRSIvzV2LdZwiCQCBit_UL4bWVRgbzvlBvxI5sZsEtHP1lG-7RDp1DfI_WJQzrtYcBPI2l_5U1oaKS7MNL_XEqb83ZYOAJyYc2nOGw3-tBRjwOZz-d-LcqwbuyFVcStdE6nfRseO5SDFMDdP72Q8TMA

Richard Webster


Re: Baggage Car As An Airplane Parts Carrier

James McDonald
 

Hello all,

I believe Ian is correct. From newspaper reports it appears that the Erie was materially involved in the cross-country flight and provided the car, at least for part of the journey. Attached is a clipping describing the car as painted white. Source is the Lake County Times, October 6, 1911 page 7 in the collection of the Library of Congress.

Bob mentioned that Vin Fiz didn’t catch on. This may be in part because at least some places were serving it as a hot beverage rather than a cold one. Mmmm. Hot grape soda. Sign me up.

Take care,

James McDonald
Greenbelt, Maryland


Re: Spring 2022 Keystone Modeler

Kevin Macomber
 

Thank you for sharing.

On 2022-06-13 09:00, Bruce Smith wrote:
Folks,
The Spring 2022 issue of The Keystone Modeler, our 120th issue, is now
ready for download from our web site at
https://www.prrths.org/content.aspx?page_id=22... [1]
The Keystone Modeler is a free E-zine produced quarterly by the
Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society.
Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL
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[3] https://groups.io/mt/91727048/645454
[4] https://RealSTMFC.groups.io/g/main/post
[5] https://RealSTMFC.groups.io/g/main/editsub/645454
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Kevin Macomber
NGMC
(717) 474-8399
www.narrowgaugemodeling.com


Re: USAX 11225 Questions

Bruce Smith
 

IIRC, these cars were also ICC Class 102, instead of the typical class 103 of the era.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of David via groups.io <jaydeet2001@...>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2022 6:01 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] USAX 11225 Questions
 
CAUTION: Email Originated Outside of Auburn.
Lettered on the right side of the tank is EMERGENCY USGA AC&F CO, .and the built date of 10-42. What is EMERGENCY USGA?
This was a temporary relaxation of tank car construction standards in 1942 for the purpose of building up a fleet of cars to haul crude oil and gasoline until new pipelines could be built to handle the load. Their primary distinguishing trait was  the use of 4-course tank shells.

David Thompson


Re: USAX 11225 Questions

Richard Townsend
 

Its tank's capacity was 9553 gallons. The dome had a capacity of 217 gallons.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Sent: Mon, Jun 13, 2022 3:46 pm
Subject: [RealSTMFC] USAX 11225 Questions

I have three questions about U.S. Army tank car USAX 11225. 

I have an image taken in 1958, and next to LT WT 40900 is FIN 8 49.  Where was FIN?
 
Lettered on the right side of the tank is EMERGENCY USGA AC&F CO, .and the built date of 10-42. What is EMERGENCY USGA?

How many gallons could this car hold?

Thanks.

 
Mike Palmieri – Aubrey, Texas


USAX 11225 Questions

David
 

Lettered on the right side of the tank is EMERGENCY USGA AC&F CO, .and the built date of 10-42. What is EMERGENCY USGA?
This was a temporary relaxation of tank car construction standards in 1942 for the purpose of building up a fleet of cars to haul crude oil and gasoline until new pipelines could be built to handle the load. Their primary distinguishing trait was  the use of 4-course tank shells.

David Thompson


USAX 11225 Questions

Michael Palmieri
 

I have three questions about U.S. Army tank car USAX 11225. 

I have an image taken in 1958, and next to LT WT 40900 is FIN 8 49.  Where was FIN?

 

Lettered on the right side of the tank is EMERGENCY USGA AC&F CO, .and the built date of 10-42. What is EMERGENCY USGA?

How many gallons could this car hold?

Thanks.

 

Mike Palmieri – Aubrey, Texas


Re: Northern Refrigerator Line NRC 17080

Jim Betz
 

Lester,
  Excellent - simply exCELLent.
                                                              - Jim in the PNW


Seeking Santa Fe Help

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


I have another question for the Santa Fe Gods.
Santa Fe converted some Bx-6 boxcars to ice service.   The cars were repainted gray at that time.  Were the trucks and underb I by also painted gray?

Thanks for any help:

Bill Pardie





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Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

Charles Greene
 

I'm decaling a tank car and will be airbrushing it with a clear flat coating to kill the gloss. I've used Model Master clear flat acrylic, but it results in a slight milky look, especially over dark colors, like the "pavement" (dark gray) shade on this car. One recommendation I found on a military modelers site was AK Interactive's ultra matte varnish. Another I found via Google is Minwax Polycrylic Clear Ultra Flat polyurethane. Both are water-base which I prefer over solvent-base types. The AK coating is kind of expensive at $12/2ozs. whereas the Minwax is $12/8ozs. Anybody use either one of these? Results? Preferences? Other suggestions?

Chuck Greene
St. Charles, IL 
  

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