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Re: R-40-23 w/ diagonal panel roof?

Andy Carlson
 

Intermountain RR Co., according to Terry Wegmann, had
accidently run a batch of RTR R-40-23's with the DP
roof from the Amarillo club's R-40-25. Since removing
the roof would have brought certain destruction to his
Reefer, Terry removed the lettering and numbers (he
used CA debonder on a Q-Tip), painted some appliances
Orange (over black)and relettered it as a R-40-25.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



--- jaley <jaley@pcocd2.intel.com> wrote:

I recently purchased a factory assembled HO scale IM
R-40-23.

I immediately noticed that the car has a diagonal
panel roof. The car is
lettered as an R-40-23.

My first thought was that IM had accidentally put
the wrong paint scheme
on an R-40-25 body, but the ends lack the extra top
rib of the R-40-25.

My question: was there any such car (R-40-23 w/
diagonal panel roof)? I
could not find one in Thompson, Church & Jones'
book.

I thought I'd double-check here before I contact IM
to see if I can get a
replacement.

Thanks,

-Jeff

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Re: UTLX.

Arnold van Heyst
 

I'm sorry.....my mistake.
I do mean the 2 revited types, 8.000 & 10.000 gallons.

Arnold van Heyst.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Arnold, do you have Intermountain and Red Caboose mixed up?
IM does make make a welded 10k tank car, but RC does.

Tim O.


Another question about the UTLX cars.
Intermountain has released a 10.000 gallon UTLX welded type.
But they also have a 8.000 gallon welded version of that type.
Did the UTLX also owned 8.000 gallon welded versions of that type?
Arnold van Heyst
Netherlands.


Re: wanted: APM Flxible Cl;ipper Bus Model

Victor Rance
 

FWIW there is a large window Flexible Clipper available in cast white metal
available from Australian company Weico Models at
http://www.users.bigpond.com/weicomodels/

Victor Rance, Adelaide, South Australia

Modeling the Santa Fe Howard, KS, Branch

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I know bus is a four letter word on a lot of layouts but I'm looking
for a

American Precision Model HO Flxible Clipper bus for a railcar load.


I kick myself for not buying some of these models when they were

introduced, especially the transit version. As a result I've resorted

to ebay and see them occasionally. But be prepared to shell out

upwards of $45 or more. Its a shame that after APM went out of

business noone else picked up their molds as these are nice models. I

could use a few more myself.



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Re: UTLX.

Tim O'Connor
 

Arnold, do you have Intermountain and Red Caboose mixed up?
IM does make make a welded 10k tank car, but RC does.

Tim O.

Another question about the UTLX cars.
Intermountain has released a 10.000 gallon UTLX welded type.
But they also have a 8.000 gallon welded version of that type.
Did the UTLX also owned 8.000 gallon welded versions of that type?
Arnold van Heyst
Netherlands.


Re: R-40-23 w/ diagonal panel roof?

Tim O'Connor
 

Jeff, all R-40-23's had rectangular panel roofs.

Here are some other R-40-23 specs:

Running Boards & Brake Steps -

4000 - Morton, car numbers: 6001-8000, 46703-48702
1000 - Gypsum, car numbers: 5001-6000

Hand Brakes -

1250 - Ajax, car numbers: 5001-5250, 7501-8000, 48203-48702
1250 - Equipco, car numbers: 6001-6500, 6751-7000, 46703-47202
1250 - Universal, car numbers: 5751-6000, 7001-7500, 47703-48202
750 - Miner, car numbers: 5251-5750, 47203-47452
500 - Superior, car numbers: 6501-6750, 47453-47702

Air Brakes -

3500 - New York, car numbers: 5500-5999, 6001-7500, 46703-48202
1500 - Westinghouse, car numbers: 5001-5499, 6000, 7501-8000, 48203-48702

Door Fasteners -

2500 - Miner, car numbers: 5001-7000, 46703-47202
2500 - Universal, car numbers: 7001-8000, 47203-48702

Tim O'Connor


Re: ICC-103 vs. ICC-104 Tankcars for Gasoline

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Feb 11, 2006, at 2:28 PM, Bob Lucas wrote:

Several sources state that casinghead gasoline (liquid hydrocarbons
extracted from natural gas) had to be shipped only in class ICC-104
insulated tank cars during the steam era.  Was this true for refined
gasoline or were standard ICC-103 general purpose (non-insulated) tank
cars used?
ARA-III/ICC-103 tank cars, both insulated and non-insulated, were
widely used to ship gasoline. For example, in the forties the U. S.
Army purchased a large number of non-insulated ICC-103s from both AC&F
and GATC to transport aviation fuel. And the tank car fleets of many
petroleum companies consisted entirely, or almost entirely, of
non-insulated ARA-III/ICC-103 cars.

Richard Hendrickson


R-40-23 w/ diagonal panel roof?

jaley <jaley@...>
 

I recently purchased a factory assembled HO scale IM R-40-23.

I immediately noticed that the car has a diagonal panel roof. The car is
lettered as an R-40-23.

My first thought was that IM had accidentally put the wrong paint scheme
on an R-40-25 body, but the ends lack the extra top rib of the R-40-25.

My question: was there any such car (R-40-23 w/ diagonal panel roof)? I
could not find one in Thompson, Church & Jones' book.

I thought I'd double-check here before I contact IM to see if I can get a
replacement.

Thanks,

-Jeff

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Decal Alignment - Prototype

Doug Brown <g.brown1@...>
 

I saw this on Rob Shoenberg's site:



http://prr.railfan.net/freight/freightphotos.html?photo=PRR_171906_H35.jpg
<http://prr.railfan.net/freight/freightphotos.html?photo=PRR_171906_H35.jpg&
fr> &fr=



Even the railroads sometimes had problems lettering between the ribs.



Doug Brown


UTLX.

Arnold van Heyst
 

Another question about the UTLX cars.

Intermountain has released a 10.000 gallon UTLX welded type.
But they also have a 8.000 gallon welded version of that type.
Did the UTLX also owned 8.000 gallon welded versions of that type?

Arnold van Heyst
Netherlands.


Re: wanted: APM Flexible Clippers Bus Model

Allen Cain <allencain@...>
 

At the risk of wandering off topic for this list, I am responding to the
comments regarding the availability of APM models.



I recently contacted Classic Metal Works to express my interest in bus
models for the steam era. They were rather cryptic in their comments but
left me with the feeling that this may very well be a future model offering.
No specific model of bus was discussed but I did reference the APM buses in
my original email.



They did indicate that they would pass my email along to their marketing
product research group. Perhaps if others on this group sent them more
emails on this subject it might move this up their priority list. Here is
the email address"



cmwsales@classicmetalworks.com



Be sure to mention the scale and time period that you are interested in
buying. I was looking for early 1950's buses (transit/highway/school) in HO
Scale.



Allen Cain


Re: Decals.

jaley <jaley@...>
 

On Feb 12, 3:13pm, benjaminfrank_hom wrote:
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Decals.
Arnold van Heyst asked:
"I know there are some solvents available that will fix a decal to
its surface. But what was it?"

There are three products widely used by both scale modelers and
model railroaders:

Walthers Solvaset
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/904-470

Champ Decal-Set
http://www.minot.com/~champ/other.htm

Microscale Micro-Sol and Micro-Set
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/460-105
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/460-104
Polly-Scale also makes a pair of decal solutions that I've used
successfully over Polly-Scale (water-based) paint with Microscale decals.

Regards,

-Jeff

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Re: Decals.

jerryglow2
 

http://www.carstens-publications.com/backiss/rm_0603.html

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Arnold" <mrdata1968@...> wrote:

Someone willing to make scans of this artikel?

Arnold van Heyst.

I recommend keeping a supply of Solvaset or Decal Set and the
Microscale products on hand if you're serious about decalling
models. See Ted Culotta's Essential Freight Cars sidebar "Applying
Decals" in the June 2003 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman for
more
information.


Re: Decals.

Arnold van Heyst
 

Someone willing to make scans of this artikel?

Arnold van Heyst.

I recommend keeping a supply of Solvaset or Decal Set and the
Microscale products on hand if you're serious about decalling
models. See Ted Culotta's Essential Freight Cars sidebar "Applying
Decals" in the June 2003 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman for more
information.


Resharpened Carbide Drill Bits

jeralbin@...
 

List: A good source of resharpened carbide bits can be found at
www.store.yahoo.com/drillcity/ . The bits can be purchased in 10 packs for $0.90 ea. They
have 0.125 inch shanks, plastic ID size collars and a neat plastic case. Sizes
are available in wire gage, micro wire gage and metric and can be had in
assortments and single sizes. I use them in a Brazelton drill press refitted with
an Albrecht 0 - 0.125 chuck. The 0.125 shank on the bit makes it easy to chuck
the bit up. I find that the carbide bits do not "walk" or wonder, they just
drill where they are pointed. I also use the Brazelton motor/grearhead as a
drilling hand piece, but you have to be careful of bit breakage. However I have
found that carbide bits broken in half still drill like new. I also have two
sets of one size Starrett knurled metal pin vises for hand drilling and hole
cleaning. Each one has a dedicated drill and labeled so my 64 year old eyes can
find them easily. Cheap Enco TiN coated wire drill sets work fine in the pin
vises for plastic and resin. An Enco #61-80 set is $9.55. For you "old eye
folks," you may also want to check out a vision aid by Edroy Products called
Opticaid. It comes in diopters from +2D to +10D and clips on eye glass frames, very
helpful. Regards: Jerry Albin Homer Glen, IL


Re: Dullcote problem

Michael Watnoski
 

Greetings,

Another possible source of your problem might just be a dirty
nozzle on the spray can, causing a bit of spitting. A cure for
this is to buy a spray can of carburetor cleaner. Spray the
cleaner through the dullcoat nozzle after each use. This will
also work with most spray paints.

Michael


Re: Decals.

Gene Green <bierglaeser@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Ilcentral@... wrote:

Ben,
I have used Walthers setting solutions for years I cut it 50&#92;50 with
distilled water.
I have never had a problem using thin film decals.
You are right though if you use it full strength out of the bottle
you will
burn the decal.

John Pitts
Using distilled water is best for soaking decals, too, especially in
areas of very hard water. As distilled water evaporates it leaves
nothing behind while hard water such as we have here in El Paso leaves
a white crust behind. A gallon jug of distilled water costs 50 cents
to a dollar and lasts me for years.

Gene Green


Re: Decals.

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Arnold van Heyst asked:
"I know there are some solvents available that will fix a decal to
its surface. But what was it?"

There are three products widely used by both scale modelers and
model railroaders:

Walthers Solvaset
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/904-470

Champ Decal-Set
http://www.minot.com/~champ/other.htm

Microscale Micro-Sol and Micro-Set
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/460-105
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/460-104

The Walthers and Champ setting solutions are formulated for older
decals with thicker film and are very strong. DO NOT USE THESE FOR
INITIAL APPLICATION OF THINFILM DECALS. However, they can be
carefully used for final working of thinfilm decals.

Micro-Sol and Micro-Set are designed specifically for Microscale's
decals and work very well with them and other thinfilm decals;
however, they don't touch thicker decals.

I recommend keeping a supply of Solvaset or Decal Set and the
Microscale products on hand if you're serious about decalling
models. See Ted Culotta's Essential Freight Cars sidebar "Applying
Decals" in the June 2003 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman for more
information.


Ben Hom


Re: Dullcote problem

Gregg Mahlkov <mahlkov@...>
 

Jared,

The cause is quite simple, it is the humidity in the air. As you spray the Dullcote, its temperature drops because the pressure in the can is dropping. This causes tiny droplets of moisture in the air to cling to the droplets of Dullcote, causing the "blushing" or "milky" spots.

I used to spray in a "Florida room" at the back to the house I rented and had to wait for an exceptionally dry day to spray Dullcote. Since I built my house, my spray painting is done in a heated and air conditioned room above the garage and I have had no further troubles with Dullcote from a "spray bomb"

Both houses are within 1500 feet of the Gulf of Mexico, so humidity is a problem.

Gregg Mahlkov
Florida's Forgotten Coast

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Jared Harper asks:

Yes, I am using rattle can dullcote and have for years. I have never
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Decals.

Arnold van Heyst
 

Sirs,

I know there are some solvents available that will fix a decal to it's
surface.
But what was it?
Who help me?

Arnold van Heyst
Netherlands.


Re: Dullcote problem

armprem
 

Jared,I tend to wait a day or so and try again.It has been my experience
that the dull coat is OK,but is reacting to too much moisture in the air at
the time you are spraying.To fix it try semi gloss and then another
overspray with dullcoat.It works for me.Good luck.Armand Premo

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Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2006 12:04 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Dullcote problem


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "armand premo" <armprem@...> wrote:

Jared,It is a nice model.Your problem was probably caused by
moisture.It
has happened to me a few times.Hope this helps.Armand Premo
What moisture and how do I fix it?

Jared Harper
Athens, GA







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