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Re: resin kits

SamClarke
 

Tim, that's a Kadee plastic 2-56 screw sold as a separate product #256 but
included in some of our coupler packages like the 20 and 30 series couplers.

Andy Miller, I believe you are talking about our #9 coupler not the #8. The
#8 is one of our oldest designs and is quite different than the #5 coupler.
The #9 coupler is actually a #5 with a gear box that has a smaller center
hole made for an 0-80 or 0-48 screw. These were originally designed for the
older Tyco cars with metal truck mounted coupler platforms (Talgo) that had
rivets holding the original couplers, by filing the rivet off the remaining
hole is the right size for a #0 screw.

Sam Clarke
Kadee Quality Products

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From: <timboconnor@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 8:20 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] resin kits



Andy, Kadee does supply plastic #56 screws that can be trimmed off
flush for tank cars, hopper cars and gondolas.


2 - I use KADEE #8s whenever I am building a car whose interior floor
is visible (gondolas, flat cars, cabooses, hoppers, etc) The #8 is
identical to the #5 except that the center post has a tap hole for a #0
screw rather than a clear hole for a #2. Kadee claims its for Talgo
couplers, but if you cut the provided screw short, you can glue the
post half of the pocket to the floor and then screw the cover on to it
without ever having the screw poke through the floor!


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Re: ACL gons

Jim and Lisa Hayes <jimandlisa97225@...>
 

Try going direct. F&C's web address is
www.fandckits.com
It's one of the few sites I've found that's unfriendly to Mozilla Firefox so
use Explorer.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon


ACL gons

Fred Mullins
 

Folks,
I'm looking for a pair of FandC ACL gons(the modenized verision).
They are listed on there website but not in the walthers catolog?? Are
they still availble? if not does anybody have any they would like to sell?
Thanks
Fred Mullins


TT/TTn3 Westside Lumber Co URL

Andy Carlson
 

For those who have asked about photos of the TT
layout, I am directing you to a web site hosting
numerous photos of the Westside Lumber Co TT layout.
These photos date from about 8 years ago, but show
some good stuff. There are 3 pages of photos.
-Andy Carlson


< http://www.sdsons.org/equipment/PPeters/PPeters.html>


Re: The Non-Battle of the Scales

Andy Carlson
 

--- EHNBOM STAFFAN <staffan.ehnbom@...> wrote:


I could send you a few scanned photos if you
would
like to receive them.
Andy,

Could you send the pictures to me too?

Staffan





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Re: The Non-Battle of the Scales

EHNBOM STAFFAN <staffan.ehnbom@...>
 

I could send you a few scanned photos if you would
like to receive them.
Andy,

Could you send the pictures to me too?

Staffan


Re: RMJ contact

Brian Termunde
 

In a message dated 1/4/2006 6:18:56 P.M. Mountain Standard Time,
tgmadden@... writes:

Oy!! Engage brain before approaching keyboard, Madden!

Sorry about that, see y'all in Cocoa Beach.



---> Easy enough to do Tom...what with all the RM somethings and MR
somethings we have! <G>

---> And I hope you all have a great time in Cocoa Beach, I look forward to
being able to attend in a year or two.

Take Care!

Brian R. Termunde
West Jordan, Utah

"Ship and Travel the Grand Canyon Line!"
Grand Canyon Railway
Utah District


Re: RMJ contact

Brian Termunde
 

In a message dated 1/4/2006 5:58:11 P.M. Mountain Standard Time,
tgmadden@... writes:

Or you can complain to Bill Schaumberg on Friday!


---> He's with RM Cee, not RM Jay!

Take Care!

Brian R. Termunde
West Jordan, Utah

"Ship and Travel the Grand Canyon Line!"
Grand Canyon Railway
Utah District


Re: resin kits

Michael Aufderheide
 

Mike Barone said: "If you have flat kits, this is not necessary for
the one piece bodies, form the basic body of sides and ends only, then
make an inner roof from .030 or .040 styrene that is an exact match
for your car length and width using a machinists square to ensure that
the piece is perfectly square. This is then installed just below the
roof line, at least on stock cars, and will square up the body
perfectly. With this the car lines included in the kit at not necessary."

Mike,

This sounds like something I want to try-the roof is my least favorite
part of house cars. With this approach do you need to place anything
under the ridge of the roof to keep it from sagging at the center?

Thanks,

Mike Aufderheide


Re: Rivets?

S. Busch <SCSBusch@...>
 

About making rivet strips, I have been using a North West Short Line riveter.

I have had good results (IMHO) using 5 mil styrene sheet, pressing the rivets into place first, and then cutting the strips to the width and length I want. If you cut the strip width first, the action of pressing the rivets too near an edge will cause the edge to become distorted.

- Steve Busch
Duncan, SC


Re: The Non-Battle of the Scales

Andy Carlson
 

Ed,
Anyone attending the 1983 NMRA contest room would have
seen Pete Peters' Scratchbuilt N scale Western
Maryland Shay #6, which took 1st place in steam. He
has received about 5-6 first place ribbons from
earlier conventions, mostly related to Colorado narrow
gauge. He went to TTn3 to allow better running
qualities and still maintain the attributes of a
smaller scale. He is no longer attending any NMRA
meets since the contest chairman at the last National
Pete attended stated that he prefered Pete not to
enter the contest. Speaks about NMRA, though I am not
clear what it speaks...
I could send you a few scanned photos if you would
like to receive them.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
--- ed_mines <ed_mines@...> wrote:

Every so often we get an article by a modeler never
heard of before
whose work in exceptional.


silk transport

ed_mines
 

Were silk bales still sent east after WWII?

Ed


Re: The Non-Battle of the Scales

ed_mines
 

--- In STMFC@..., Andy Carlson <midcentury@s...> wrote:

Careful Charlie,
I have a friend with a TT/TTn3 scale layout of the
mill/yard complex of Westside Lumber Co. (done w/o any
selective compression) with 5 scratchbuilt Shay locos
one scratchbuilt Heisler, and numerous logging flats
and cabooses all modeled June 1941. His modeling
stands up to any of the better known modelers in this
nation. I am sure his anger will be short-lived
because he is a good person.

The TT scale '37 AAR 40' boxcar is as nice as any in
any scale (due to the molds being cut with a Dekel
Pantographed IM O scale boxcar).
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
How is it that layouts like this don't get to the magazines?

Every so often we get an article by a modeler never heard of before
whose work in exceptional.

Maybe if the editors of the 2 big magazines were more aggressive in
looking for these hidden gems they'd sell a few more issues.

Ed


Re: resin kits

Tim O'Connor
 

Andy, Kadee does supply plastic #56 screws that can be trimmed off
flush for tank cars, hopper cars and gondolas.

2 - I use KADEE #8s whenever I am building a car whose interior floor
is visible (gondolas, flat cars, cabooses, hoppers, etc) The #8 is
identical to the #5 except that the center post has a tap hole for a #0
screw rather than a clear hole for a #2. Kadee claims its for Talgo
couplers, but if you cut the provided screw short, you can glue the
post half of the pocket to the floor and then screw the cover on to it
without ever having the screw poke through the floor!


Re: silk cars

Tony Thompson
 

Thanks Tony, I stand corrected. I'm not all that familiar with SP equipment. Are you refering to the car SP wood truss rod car that Gib Kennedy built in MR many years ago or did SP build another car at a later date?
I'm not familiar with the Kennedy model. The SP cars were like short baggage cars with a single center door. Some were lettered "Silk and Tea," as we know from historic photos.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
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Re: Rivets?

Tony Thompson
 

jim peters wrote:
I have a question for the gentleman who was putting the rivet strips on the
tank car. How did you make the rivet strips? I never seem to get more than
5 in a row to look good - maybe I curl my tongue in the wrong cheek?
Seriously, some insight or help on the rivet strips would be appreciated.
I made them of thin card stock (like a 3 x 5 card) with an overlay of fine-squares graph paper to get them evenly spaced and lined up. Then cut them into strips. Only technique to master is uniform pressure on the rivets to keep them the same size.

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


Re: resin kits

Miller, Andrew S. <asmiller@...>
 

1 - I learned (I think from this list) about Locktite super glue. I
have become a BIG fan of it since. It does not set in the bottle
anywhere near as fast as other brands. It seems to exhibit a room
temperature shelf life of years! Its available at Home Depot.

2 - I use KADEE #8s whenever I am building a car whose interior floor
is visible (gondolas, flat cars, cabooses, hoppers, etc) The #8 is
identical to the #5 except that the center post has a tap hole for a #0
screw rather than a clear hole for a #2. Kadee claims its for Talgo
couplers, but if you cut the provided screw short, you can glue the
post half of the pocket to the floor and then screw the cover on to it
without ever having the screw poke through the floor!


regards,

Andy Miller


Southern Pacific Decals

jim peters
 

Gentlemen,

A question for the SP modelers. My current project is an SP B-50-25 boxcar (SP order P-3040) and I'm looking for the decals of the 1946 to '52 lettering scheme. I couldn't see what I was looking for in the Micro Scale catalog. CDS has a fair selection of transition era SP, but I would have to put 2 or 3 sets together for the lettering scheme I want. Seems funny, go to an Eastern Canadian company to purchase lettering for a boxcar from the American Southwest. Where do you SP guys go for your decals? Por favor

Regards,

Jim Peters
Coquitlam, B.C.

P.S. The rivet strips in my last message (question) is for the 4/3 end on this car.

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Rivets?

jim peters
 

Good day Gentlemen,

I didn't spend much time on the computer over the holidays, but I'm catching up. Following 2 threads with interest, the stock cars and the Extreme Modeling. You know, been called a lot of things - a blank, blank rivet counter - some shorter terms I shouldn't repeat here - etc, etc - but Extreme Modeler? Wow!

I have a question for the gentleman who was putting the rivet strips on the tank car. How did you make the rivet strips? I never seem to get more than 5 in a row to look good - maybe I curl my tongue in the wrong cheek? Seriously, some insight or help on the rivet strips would be appreciated.

Regards,

Jim Peters
Coquitlam, B.C.

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Re: silk transport

SD9E@...
 

The trade seems to have slowed, if not stopped, when Japan invaded and
occupied much of China during the 1930s. The rush shipments of tea from China also
seemed to have stopped around the same time. The railcars and operating
practices were similar for both commodities. Jeff Pape

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