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Re: What railroad operated this freight house??

Matt Herson
 

Tim,

CNJ! Says so on building.

For a map to locate the operation see Model Railroad Planning 2007 page 43.

Matt Herson

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Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 7:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] What railroad operated this freight house??


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Re: What railroad operated this freight house??

jaley <jaley@...>
 

On Aug 8, 11:18pm, timboconnor@comcast.net wrote:
Subject: [STMFC] What railroad operated this freight house??
http://www.xclent.freeuk.com/scrapbook/bronx.htm

Isn't this the RR featured in Model Railroad Planning 2007?

Regards,

-Jeff

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Re: What railroad operated this freight house??

Bruce Nordstrand <brucen@...>
 

Tim Warris of FastTracks is actually building this in HO scale (and N scale as well I think). He has a site that shows his progress if you are interested:

http://www.bronx-terminal.com/?p=5

Cheers
Bruce Nordstrand

timboconnor@comcast.net wrote:


Re: What railroad operated this freight house??

Bob Weston
 

Hi Tim!
Kinda looks like Lionel. Seriously, if no one on this group can answer
this, post on the Yahoo Railmarine Ops group. Some one there will
surely know.
Bob Weston

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Re: What railroad operated this freight house??

Scott Pitzer
 

Is this a trick question?
It says

CENTRAL RR OF NEW JERSEY
FREIGHT HOUSE

on the building.

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What railroad operated this freight house??

Tim O'Connor
 


Re: Killer Red

Jack Burgess
 

Sorry, too late....that entire order is spoken for...

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com

Count me in for a roll!



Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax, Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI user
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Barge Cement's longevity

Lee Thwaits <leethwaits@...>
 

I have used Pliobond for about 35 years with absolutely no problem. Like any contact cement you must let it sit for about 30 minutes before you use heat on it. All of my switches are handlaid using Pliobond.

Lee Thwaits


Re: Killer Red

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Count me in for a roll!



Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax, Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI user
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Killer Red

Robert Parker <rparker@...>
 

John,
Google reports another source:
Check out <www.rplastics.com/vhbtape.html>. (No implied endorsement)

Bob_,_._,___


Re: Killer Red

Jack Burgess
 

Jack,

Is there a product name we need to look for?

I searched the Bron Tapes online catalog and did not see a product
called "Killer Red".

John King
Tap Plastics carries the 1/2" wide rolls (on line only):

http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=411&

While 1/2" is okay, I prefer 1" wide rolls which you can get directly from
Bron (their website is terrible):

http://www.brontapes.com/index.html

The 1" rolls (x 36 yards) are about $15 each. Unfortunately, they have a
minimum order size of $100. You can not order directly from the main office
but can order from the satellite offices (I work with the one in Alameda in
the Bay Area; ask for Lee Franklin at 510/429-1980...he has a copy of the
article now.) We put together a number of modelers to go in together to make
the minimum. The first group order a few months ago was for about 30 rolls.
A friend put together another order of 32 rolls last month and I put
together another 32 -roll order a couple of weeks ago. It is very neat stuff
and has a lot of uses. The article in the July RMC was on how to use it to
attach scale corrugated siding to buildings.

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


Re: Soph Marty's slides

Charlie Vlk
 

Seems to me that, if you're going to have volunteers scanning the slides anyway, you'd want to transcribe the information on the
face of the slide mount to a database with some organized format so that any missing information about the image could be added.
(often something in the background is significant to a researcher).
This would make the collection searchable.... something that is going to be rather difficult with handwritten images of the slide mounts.
Perhaps a preamble can be made showing examples of Soph Marty's slide notations to record it for history and to convey a sense of the man
through his own hand....
Charlie Vlk


Re: Killer Red

boyds1949 <E27ca@...>
 

Jack,

Is there a product name we need to look for?

I searched the Bron Tapes online catalog and did not see a product
called "Killer Red".

John King


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Burgess" <jack@...> wrote:

It works on styrene to styrene, metal to metal, scale corrugated
siding to
styrene or foam core, etc.

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


I started using this recently, it is 'killer'. Don't stick
anything
together you want to take apart. I taped 2 pieces of pine
together and
took them apart with great effort. It ripped out some of the
grain from
one chunk!

For plastic to wood, this rules!!! Haven't used it metal to
plastic yet.

Jim


Re: Soph Marty's slides

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Well...obviously my message was intended for Jeff Aley. However, it is not a bad idea to let the group know that we'll be looking for presenters at Cocoa Beach next Jan 3-6. We'll be having the pre meet dinner on Thusday, Jan 3 at 7PM and we'll be looking for slide shows at the hotel later that evening...8:30. The meet will be held...as usual..at the HILTON HOTEL, 1550 N. Atlantic Ave. [ highway A1a ], COCOA BEACH, FL, 1-800-526-2609 or 321-799-0003. $99 Room Rate. Refer to Prototype Rails.

More later.

Mike Brock


Re: Soph Marty's slides

Tim O'Connor
 

Tony

I guess I should have said that you need a scanner with good depth
of field. Most flatbeds do not have this. I know it from experience -- all
of the scans I've made of models or objects on the glass have been
more or less distorted. (Think fisheye lens.) Nowadays I use a digital
camera that stops down to F11, which gives me good focal depth.

But you pointed out something even more important -- the slide scan
is a transparency, while the slide holder is reflective. You can't do both
at the same time.

Tim

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Anthony Thompson <thompson@signaturepress.com>
Tim O'Connor wrote:
This will not work -- the film, and the slide holder, are not in the
same plane. Scanners work by FOCUSING their beams at a single height
-- usually very close to the surface of the glass.
If this were true, Tim, why is it possible to lay a model on the
glass and get a pretty good representation of the car side or
underbody?


Re: Soph Marty's slides

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:
This will not work -- the film, and the slide holder, are not in the same plane. Scanners work by FOCUSING their beams at a single height -- usually very close to the surface of the glass.
If this were true, Tim, why is it possible to lay a model on the glass and get a pretty good representation of the car side or underbody?
The real problem is that the transparency scans are accomplished with a light on one side and the detector on the other; reflective scans have light and detector on the same side. I cannot see how to do both at once unless you can fool the instrument into using both light sources at the same time.

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@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Soph Marty's slides

Jim Williams <wwww5960@...>
 

Hi....I've come in late on this, so maybe I missed something. I have scaned many slides and Andy's statement below is accurate. Mount and image on the same pass won't happen.

Scanners are not multiplane and the holders are not designed to allow mounts to be scanned. By why the mount? I assume it's for information that was written there, if that's so then are two methods, both will be time consuming. One; Photoshop the info onto the bottom or side of the image one at a time after there scanned. Two; Use the file name to store info, that's usually entered as the slide is scanned. Both of these will defeat any advantage to bulk scanning.

You need also to be aware that you need to adjust the scanning image. All of the scanners I have used will crop the long portion of the image on a slide as set up. Unless you see "black bars" above and below you image your probably losing some of your image. you will need to use a "custom" setting.........best Jim Williams

Andy Carlson <midcentury@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
I think that finding a scanner that can scan the plane of the image and simultaneously the plane of the mount is going to be a problem. Each has a plane of focus that is so narrow that you would need a scanner designed for scanning dual planes to do what you are asking. Such a purpose-built scanner, if it exists, would probably be quite pricey.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

What we need is a scanner that can do the image and the shell.








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Re: Soph Marty's slides

jaley <jaley@...>
 

On Aug 8, 1:44pm, rockroll50401 wrote:
Subject: [STMFC] Soph Marty's slides
With Soph's passing I thought it would be nice to pay tribute to him
by showing his slides at the `Desert feeding frenzy' Friday evening
during the Naperville meet. I made the suggestion to Martin. He had
either already made arrangement or doesn't realize the quality of
Soph's collection, because he passed on the opportunity.
Clark,

I would be very happy to accomodate such a slide show at Prototype
Rails in Cocoa Beach in January 2008.

Regards,

-Jeff

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(916) 356-3533


Re: Soph Marty's slides

Tim O'Connor
 

This will not work -- the film, and the slide holder, are not in the
same plane. Scanners work by FOCUSING their beams at a single
height -- usually very close to the surface of the glass. If the film is
in focus, then the lettering will not be. Or if the lettering is in focus,
then the film will not be.

On the other hand, if you're not concerned too much about the notes
being in focus, then any hi-res flatbed scanner will work -- just scan
the entire slide, and not just the film. You can't do 50 or use a "bulk
loader" but you can scan 12 or 16 in each batch.

It seems to me perfectly reasonable to paste Soph's notes/comments
and combine them with the image in Photoshop -- I have a bunch of
scans with "captions" like this. Heck, I wish all of my scans had
captions! :-)

Tim O'Connor

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "rockroll50401" <cepropst@netconx.net>
I sent all your replies and comment ot Soph's son. Here is his response.
Clark Propst
What we need is a scanner that can do the image and the shell. It must
have a bulk loader which will allow it to scan, say, 50 or 100 slides,
one after another, dumping the results to a hard disk.


Soph Marty's slides

Andy Carlson
 

I think that finding a scanner that can scan the plane of the image and simultaneously the plane of the mount is going to be a problem. Each has a plane of focus that is so narrow that you would need a scanner designed for scanning dual planes to do what you are asking. Such a purpose-built scanner, if it exists, would probably be quite pricey.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

What we need is a scanner that can do the image and the shell.

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