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Re: Bob's photos

Tim O'Connor
 

He suspected they were scanning them or using them for a modeling
project and returning the photos when the project was completed.
Several photo sellers have reported this. It's a shame that a few
take advantage of dealers, and it cuts off mail ordering for everyone.
But I suppose it just makes one more reason ya gotta go to Cocoa Beach
and Naperville <g>.
Tony Thompson
Springfield Massachusetts, Tony... in January. Bob has several hundred
books, and chairs to sit on. And there are other excellent photo dealers
there too.


Re: Stupid eBay Tricks

Jared Harper <harper-brown@...>
 

With the high prices paid for Sunshine kits does it mean I should
auction off my Sunshine SF stock cars so I can buy the easier to
assemble IM kits?

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Re: Bob's photos

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

John Golden wrote:
He said he was doing a lot of mail order business but
in the last few years a large number of people were
ordering photos and then returning them. He suspected
they were scanning them or using them for a modeling
project and returning the photos when the project was
completed.
Several photo sellers have reported this. It's a shame that a few take advantage of dealers, and it cuts off mail ordering for everyone. But I suppose it just makes one more reason ya gotta go to Cocoa Beach and Naperville <g>.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


St. Louis RPM Meet Report

golden1014
 

Guys,

Just want to thank you all for your terrific support
at last weekend�s 2005 St. Louis RPM meet. There were
well over 140 attendees and a great time was had by
all. About 45 guys brought models to display from G
to HO, and we counted over 841 models on display.
There were several hundred other models on display
that were for sale or vendor display (such as Al
Westerfield�s and Ted Culotta�s displays) and the
grand total was well over 1000 models.

Many thanks to the team for putting on a historic
event. We think this was probably the biggest one-day
RPM meet ever. Dave Davis and I planned this thing
all year�-he's my go-to guy for practically
everything. Loren Casey ran the clinics. David Jobe
helped make the flyers and advertised heavily. And
special thanks this year to Brad Joseph for opening
his home and layout for the social/operating session.
We managed to jam 35 guys into Brad�s basement and
overwhelm his air conditioner, but the heat added an
extra touch of prototypical realism for operators on
Brad�s UP high-desert-themed layout.

Special thanks also to Ed Hawkins and Pat Wider for
contributing 120 copies of RP Cyc #1 as gifts for the
attendees. What other modeling event could you attend
where you pay $10 to get in but get a $29.00 book for
free? This was a wonderful and generous thing to
do--thanks guys!

Notable names in attendance included John Welther, Ted
Culotta, Chet French, Dan Kohlberg, Clark Propst, Vic
Smith, Ed DeRouin, Brian McQuitty, Mike Dudley, Ben
Hom, Andy Weusthof, the aforementioned Ed Hawkins and
Pat Wider, plus many, many others. Notable names from
industry included John Hitzeman (AMB) Bob Liljestrand
(Bob�s Photos), Ted Schnepf (Rails Unlimited) and Al &
Patricia Westerfield, John �Wildman� Lee (Badger). In
addition, Perry Lambert--a terrific ATSF modeler and
FreeMo expert--came down from Kansas and gave a great,
impromptu FreeMo presentation. Great job, Terry.

We got great participation from area historical
societies. Unfortunately the MP HS was a no-show, but
the CNW and Terminal RR Association guys were very
active, and the Central of Georgia team--led by Allen
Tuten and Todd Horton--were the talk of the town. Todd
and Allen are great guys and we had a lot of laughs.

Photos? I mananged to take about 60 photos and will
post them on my PBase site as soon as possible. I
didn�t have time to take many model shots, so if you
have model photos from the meet that you�d like me to
post, please send them along and I�d be happy to post
them with your credits. My wife Kristina worked the
door, and-�just like last year-�reported quite a few
funny stories. I�ll post some of her stories on PBase
along with the photos.

What�s on for next year? Well, Dave and I are already
planning to put on a third annual meet next August.
Everybody likes mid-August and we agree that an August
meet seems to kick off the modeling/meeting
season...although we all know that real RPM-ers don�t
take summer off. We�re going to look into a slightly
bigger room, but intend to limit the vendors again
while trying to max out on historical society and
attendee participation. After all, this is a modeler's
meet--not a train show.

I haven�t debriefed with all the vendors yet, but
everyone I�ve talked to said they were 20-25% ahead of
last year and several big names have already committed
to attend a third annual event around the same time
next year. For now, we�re going to continue with a
one-day event to keep things simple. Also, I thought
the night-before-RPM social was a big plus and we�ll
keep that on the agenda too. If you attended and have
some thoughts or criticisms or ideas to pass along,
please drop me a line at Golden1014@....

Sorry for the delay with this report but I was wiped
out on Sunday and was in New Jersey Monday and Tuesday
for work.

Thanks again to everyone.

John




John Golden
O'Fallon, IL
http://www.pbase.com/golden1014

2nd Annual St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modeler's Meet
August 20th, 2005
Collinsville, IL
Contact: John Golden, Golden1014@...


Re: Bob's photos

golden1014
 

Gentlemen,

I talked to Bob about this at the RPM meet in St.
Louis this past weekend. I don't like speaking for
Bob, but since he doesn't have e-mail I'll pass along
a few things he told me about the business, FYI.

He said he was doing a lot of mail order business but
in the last few years a large number of people were
ordering photos and then returning them. He suspected
they were scanning them or using them for a modeling
project and returning the photos when the project was
completed. He also said it's very difficult and
time-consuming for him to re-stock photos since he has
an entire warehouse full of photos, and is getting
away from offering refunds, period. Frankly--in my
opinion--people in this niche business should really
know what they're buying anyway. He said he's only
providing photos by mail to people he knows, or people
he can trust.

Bob is a great asset for us modelers and historians,
and we need to take care of him. He's a great guy and
goes out of his way--literally, to dozens of
meets/shows a year--to provide us a great product.
BTW, he keeps his vast inventory in a bank and makes
frequent withdrawals to send to his printing teams.
Very interesting operation. He also recently bought
several large collections--40K+ photos, slides, and
negatives.

John


John Golden
O'Fallon, IL
http://www.pbase.com/golden1014

2nd Annual St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modeler's Meet
August 20th, 2005
Collinsville, IL
Contact: John Golden, Golden1014@...


Re: Milwaukee Road double door 40' RibSide boxcars

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Behalf Of william darnaby
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:32 PM

FWIW, the brake step appears to
have holes in it similar to Morton but I don't trust it to guide me.
That brake step looks lots better if sanded down in thickness and holes drilled out. Don't have to
do much with the thickness as the edge of the step should have a stiffening rim.

SGL


Re: dutch drop

ljack70117@...
 

Some times you only have one switch and it is a trailing point switch. Or you can keep it on the wrong end of your engine and "foot board" it until you find a run around track.
It was fronded upon by the RRs.
On Wednesday, August 24, 2005, at 07:34 PM, Ned Carey wrote:

Now for the fun and games. A "DUTCH drop". You want to get the car to
the other end of your engine but you have a trailing point switch.
Why would you even want to do a "dutch drop"?

The goal is to get the car to the other end of the engine. What reasons
would there be to do that other than to switch a facing point switch. If you
are going to do a facing point move, why not just do the regular drop?

Ned
Thank you
Larry Jackman
ljack70117@...
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?


Re: Stupid eBay Tricks

Paul Lyons
 

Jared, Just remember you can omly build accurate SINGLE deck cars from the IM
kit. IM also compromised some detailing, particularly the end ladders. I have
built 3 IM kits and I am not selling my Sunshines. The one I have on eBay
right now is because I bought the same kit twice-Dah!
Paul Lyons


Re: dutch drop

Ned Carey <nedspam@...>
 

Now for the fun and games. A "DUTCH drop". You want to get the car to
the other end of your engine but you have a trailing point switch.
Why would you even want to do a "dutch drop"?

The goal is to get the car to the other end of the engine. What reasons would there be to do that other than to switch a facing point switch. If you are going to do a facing point move, why not just do the regular drop?

Ned


Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It

Paul Hillman
 

Several years back in Model Railroader, there was an article about a hump-yard that was operated by compressed air to slow-down the cars on their descent. It was quite an elaborate and working system. I'm thinking that it was the "Glencoe Skokie RR" maybe?? I'd have to research my old MR's.

Paul Hillman

----- Original Message -----
From: Charles Morrill<mailto:badlands@...>
To: STMFC@...<mailto:STMFC@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It


I remember a story or proposal by someone to use small jets of compressed
air located between the rails to keep the cars moving once they had been
"kicked". Of course, this may have been one of MR's "April Fool" stories.
Charlie

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Jones III" <tomtherailnut@...<mailto:tomtherailnut@...>>
To: <STMFC@...<mailto:STMFC@...>>
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:44 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It


> No, that is what I believed a Dutch Drop was - dangerous, illegal, and
> really really impossible to do with a model that comes to a stop within
> inches of becoming unpowered. But, any drop, kick, or running a car down
> the
> hump is pretty much impossible due to the lack of momentum in our models,
> and was the thrust of the thread.
>






Yahoo! Groups Links


Prototype Modelers Meet in SoCal

Gatwood, Elden <Elden.Gatwood@...>
 

Folks;

For any of you that live in southern California, or want to visit for a
good reason, I thought you should know about this. The WPM is a group
that represents ALL railroads, not just western ones, and the focus is
on the models, some proto-oriented clinics, and more models! There is
some astounding modeling being done by various folks out here, that
doesn't necessarily get shown outside the area. See below:



____________________________________________________________________

Western Prototype Modelers 16th Annual Meet, Sunday October 9, 2005



The west coast's oldest & largest gathering for prototype modelers



Model Display: WPM is expanding by 50% in 2005 and will have 6000 sq.

ft. of display space for layouts, dioramas and models! Last year over
135 modelers participated in WPM, displaying over 700 models.

See our website for photos from past WPM events. WPM 2005 will include
both HO scale and N Scale "Free-mo" modular displays.





Bring your modeling projects, finished, or "in the works".

Share

ideas & techniques with fellow modelers; meet new friends.



WPM welcomes modelers of all roads, all scales and eras!



2005 Clinics/Seminars:

Ken Edmier: modeling & detailing ACF Centerfow 3-Bay and 4-Bay Covered
Hoppers Elden Gatwood: Features of, and modeling tank cars built before
1960 Eric Goodman: (BNSF Intermodal Ramp Mgr.) Modern Intermodal
operations Mike Rose: Modeling and Weathering Bridge Abutments Harry
Wong & Paul Ellis: Features of and modeling SP Tunnel Motors



Exhibitors: Manufacturers, photographers and publishers will participate
in WPM.

(Exhibitors: pre-registration is required, contact WPM at the phone
number below.)



La Habra Community Center: 101 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra CA WPM Meet
admission: $15.00, or $12.00 if you bring models to display.



Admission desk opens at 8:30am, model display area opens 9:00am, and
seminars run from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Raffle drawings at 12:00 noon and
5:00pm. This year's event has been extended and runs through 7pm!



Updated info on speakers, map, program & schedule:

www.WesternPrototypeModelers.org

Write: info@... or call Tim Costello at 714-

832-8696



Raffle prizes donated by hobby retailers, publishers & model
manufacturers



________________________________________________________________________
_____________



I hope to see you there!



Elden Gatwood


Western Prototype Modelers Meet (WPM)

dh30973 <76523.1060@...>
 

Western Prototype Modelers 16th Annual Meet,
Sunday October 9, 2005

The west coast's oldest & largest gathering for prototype modelers

Model Display: WPM is expanding by 50% in 2005 and will have 6000 sq.
ft. of display space for layouts, dioramas and models! Last year
over 135 modelers participated in WPM, displaying over 700 models.
See our website for photos from past WPM events. WPM 2005 will
include both HO scale and N Scale "Free-mo" modular displays.

Bring your modeling projects, finished, or "in the works". Share
ideas & techniques with fellow modelers; meet new friends.

WPM welcomes modelers of all roads, all scales and eras!

2005 Clinics/Seminars:
Ken Edmier: modeling & detailing ACF Centerfow 3-Bay and 4-Bay
Covered Hoppers
Elden Gatwood: Features of, and modeling tank cars built before 1960
Eric Goodman: (BNSF Intermodal Ramp Mgr.) Modern Intermodal
operations
Mike Rose: Modeling and Weathering Bridge Abutments
Harry Wong & Paul Ellis: Features of and modeling SP Tunnel Motors

Exhibitors: Manufacturers, photographers and publishers will
participate in WPM.
(Exhibitors: pre-registration is required, contact WPM at the phone
number below.)

La Habra Community Center: 101 W. La Habra Blvd. La Habra CA
WPM Meet admission: $15.00, or $12.00 if you bring models to display.

Admission desk opens at 8:30am, model display area opens 9:00am, and
seminars run from 10:00am - 5:00pm. Raffle drawings at 12:00 noon and
5:00pm. This year's event has been extended and runs through 7pm!

Updated info on speakers, map, program & schedule:
www.WesternPrototypeModelers.org
Write: info@... or call Tim Costello at 714-
832-8696

Raffle prizes donated by hobby retailers, publishers & model
manufacturers

----
Dave Hussey


Re: Milwaukee Road double door 40' RibSide boxcars

Bill Darnaby
 

Thanks, Richard.

Bill Darnaby

Bill, I have three photos of these cars with steel running boards in
which the running boards are visible, and in all cases they appear to
be Apex.

Richard Hendrickson





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Re: Grand Trunk Western Paint & Lettering

PBowers <waiting@...>
 

That was all part of CN's "new image" starting in 1961. The use of blue came several years later.
Peter

At 01:27 PM 8/24/05, you wrote:

Did GTW start using the large "GT" herald in place of the maple leaf during the steam era or post-1960? Did this coincide with the change to blue paint, or were they separate events?
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Re: Milwaukee Road double door 40' RibSide boxcars

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Aug 24, 2005, at 10:31 AM, william darnaby wrote:

Any of you guys know what type of metal running board these cars had when so
equipped? FWIW, the brake step appears to have holes in it similar to
Morton but I don't trust it to guide me.
Bill, I have three photos of these cars with steel running boards in which the running boards are visible, and in all cases they appear to be Apex.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Milwaukee Road double door 40' RibSide boxcars

Bill Darnaby
 

Any of you guys know what type of metal running board these cars had when so equipped? FWIW, the brake step appears to have holes in it similar to Morton but I don't trust it to guide me.

Bill Darnaby


Grand Trunk Western Paint & Lettering

Shawn Beckert
 

List,

Did GTW start using the large "GT" herald in place of the maple
leaf during the steam era or post-1960? Did this coincide with
the change to blue paint, or were they separate events?

Thanks,

Shawn Beckert


Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It

al_brown03
 

IIRC there's another on the New York Society of Model Engineers' HO
railroad in Carlstadt, N.J.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@c...> wrote:
At 08:45 AM 8/24/2005, you wrote:
I remember a story or proposal by someone to use small jets of
compressed
air located between the rails to keep the cars moving once they had
been
"kicked". Of course, this may have been one of MR's "April Fool"
stories.
Charlie
You can see a working air retarder hump yard at the Springfield show
in
Massachusetts each January... It's lovely here in January. Forget
Cocoa
Beach, come to Springfield! :-)


Re: Milwaukee Road double door 40' RibSide boxcars

Andy Carlson
 

$3.85 for parts and car. thanks
-Andy


--- cobrapsl@... wrote:

Ok Andy, While I am buying I will take one of these.
What is the new shipping
total? Paul


Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It

Tim O'Connor
 

At 08:45 AM 8/24/2005, you wrote:
I remember a story or proposal by someone to use small jets of compressed
air located between the rails to keep the cars moving once they had been
"kicked". Of course, this may have been one of MR's "April Fool" stories.
Charlie
You can see a working air retarder hump yard at the Springfield show in
Massachusetts each January... It's lovely here in January. Forget Cocoa
Beach, come to Springfield! :-)

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