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Star Brand Paints

snoqualmier <leethwaits@...>
 

Is it necessary to put a gloss coat over PBL's Star Brand Paints before applying decals?

Lee Thwaits


Re: Early CNW Airslides & Athearn model

Bill Welch
 

These are close but no cigar I don't think. On the Airslides the black areas of the CNW were thinner. It is hard to gauge how high these letters are.

Bill Welch


Re: Archer rivets

tchenoweth@...
 

Hi Mike,

Thanks very much. Tom


Re: Archer rivets

tchenoweth@...
 

Can someone furnish me the website to order the Archer Rivets? I have been
unable to find them. Thanks, Tom Chenoweth


Re: Early CNW Airslides & Athearn model

Tim O'Connor
 

I wonder if this new Microscale box car set has the correct
size letters for the C&NW airslide? Anyone have a photo of the
C&NW prototype car to compare?

http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/871306.jpg

Tim O'Connor

I recall Oddballs had one or more sets for CNW Airslides, but
don't recall the specific scheme(s) offered. CJM


Lettering help

roblmclear <rob.mclear2@...>
 

Hi guys

I have recently been given a kit of a Baltimore and Ohio M-53 Wagontop boxcar in N scale. The decal instructions with the kit are a bit vague and state not to use the Herald and B&O. Now being normally a western road modeller, ATSF, SP, UP etc, I'm not sure what this means, does anyone have a photograph of this car in the 1947-1949 time period or some idea of how the car should appear.

TIA
Rob McLear
Brisbane Australia.


NEFF RPM Final Update - Please RSVP

bnpmodeler
 

Greetings all, and please pardon the cross-posting.

The 2009 Northeast Fallen Flags Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet is just a few short days away, taking place this Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at the L.H. Taylor Firehouse, 7 Maryland Avenue, in High Bridge, NJ.

We have a great line-up of presentations and vendors on tap, and with the included lunch, this is sure to be a great day of modeling, education, food and fun. The fall colors are starting to pop here in High Bridge and it looks like it will be a great day.

We are writing this final update to request that if you plan on attending the meet, PLEASE RSVP to us so that we have an idea of attendance; since we are not pre-registering attendees, this is the only way for us to gauge how many to expect. So, if you plan on coming out, send us an e-mail at neffrpm@yahoo.com. The Firehouse is not a huge space so it will be nice to know how many are planning on attending.

If you have any questions or are in need of additional info, again, drop us an e-mail and we will do our best to help out. Other than that, if you are coming, bring as many models for the display tables as you are comfortable with; there will be plenty of display tables as well as seating.

See you Saturday;

Jim Harr
Ralph Heiss
NEFF RPM co-chairpersons


Re: Lettering help

Charles Hladik
 

Rob,
I believe that to mean don't use both on the same car.
Chuck Hladik

In a message dated 9/30/2009 6:07:38 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
rob.mclear2@bigpond.com writes:




Hi guys

I have recently been given a kit of a Baltimore and Ohio M-53 Wagontop
boxcar in N scale. The decal instructions with the kit are a bit vague and
state not to use the Herald and B&O. Now being normally a western road
modeller, ATSF, SP, UP etc, I'm not sure what this means, does anyone have a
photograph of this car in the 1947-1949 time period or some idea of how the car
should appear.

TIA
Rob McLear
Brisbane Australia.


Re: Erie 1932 ARA boxcars

ed_mines
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Brian Carlson" <brian@...> wrote:
Does anyone know if underframe drawings of the Erie's 1932 ARA boxcars
appeared (Or C&O or NKP) in any of the car builders cycs in the 1930's.

My recollection is that detailed drawings of all of these cars appeared on the instruction/data sheet included with the Yankee Clipper kits for these cars.


Re: CP model to fit a paint scheme

rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

Guess what? The guy who wanted me to find out what car he needed for his 'Stepped Lettering" decals had my Oct. 94 RMC!

Thanks for all the help!!
Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Doug Rhodes" <farronhill@...> wrote:

Thanks, Tim, for that clarification.

As others have pointed out, there is good detailed info in the Jim Little articles in RMC in the
October 1994 and March 1995 issues, where variations within the CPR number "series" have been broken
out in detail.

My focus was on car numbers that could be seen on "similar" cars with the "stepped block" scheme,
but of course you're quite correct that "similar" glosses over a number of variations in detail that
can be of interest to modelers. CPR in the timeframe often spread its orders around to different car
builders, which sometimes but not always resulted in different construction details, appliances etc
in the resulting cars. I understand from discussions on the list that this was a fairly common
practice amongst US railways also.

So to accurately model a specific car or group of cars from the same builder at the same time, I
agree the "series" I quoted are too broadly drawn.

Thanks
Doug

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim O'Connor
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 11:38 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: CP model to fit a paint scheme


Doug Rhodes wrote

>> 10 foot 6 inch high cars (1944 modified design)
>> CP252250-267210 built 1948-1953
>> That last series had almost 15,000 cars in service in 1956...
>> it might be a good choice for a "typical" boxcar based on the
>> 1937 design.

Doug, the 252250-267210 "series" is many different series from
different builders at different times. None of them are exactly
like the 1937 AAR box car or the modified 1940 design either.

Here's an order breakdown for just 255500-267210:

255500-256499 blt 1948 NSC YSD-1 door
257000-257199 blt 1950 ECC YSD-1 door
257200-257499 blt 1950 CCF YSD-1 door
257500-258199 blt 1950 NSC YSD-1 door
258200-258499 blt 1951 ECC YSD-1 door
258500-258999 blt 1951 ECC YSD-1 door
259000-259499 blt 1951 NSC YSD-1 door
259500-260499 blt 1951 CCF YSD-1 door
260500-261399 blt 1951 CCF YSD-1 door
261400-261699 blt 1951 NSC YSD-1 door
261700-262699 blt 1951 NSC YSD-1 door
262700-263899 blt 1952 CP YSD-1 door
263900-264899 blt 1952 CCF YSD-1 door
264900-265249 blt 1953 NSC YSD-1 door
265250-266049 blt 1952 CP YSD-1 door
266050-267210 blt 1953 CP YSD-1 door

Tim O'Connor






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Erie 1932 ARA boxcars

Brian Carlson <brian@...>
 

Does anyone know if underframe drawings of the Erie's 1932 ARA boxcars
appeared (Or C&O or NKP) in any of the car builders cycs in the 1930's. I am
reviewing the Atlas model and underframe has some issues with mis-located
components. I like to find a better drawing or photo of the underframe of
the Erie cars to confirm. NKP or C&O cars would be acceptable also since it
appears they had similar brake and foundation equipment since they were AMC
roads.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: Archer rivets

Brian Carlson <brian@...>
 

The newer HO sets have been easy to cut with a sharp x-acto. I don't have
any of the earlier multi-purpose sets.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rob
Kirkham
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:22 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] RE: Archer rivets

Tom, what set do you have? Are you looking at the tank car rivet set? If
so, they have rows very close together on purpose, as the intent is that you

don't separate them. In other words, they are intended to be a double row.

Rob Kirkham


Re: Archer rivets

Robert kirkham
 

Tom, what set do you have? Are you looking at the tank car rivet set? If so, they have rows very close together on purpose, as the intent is that you don't separate them. In other words, they are intended to be a double row.

Rob Kirkham

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From: "Thomas Baker" <bakert@andrews.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:57 PM
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [STMFC] RE: Archer rivets

The rows of rivets look way too close together for a scissors.

Tom


Re: Archer rivets

rdietrichson
 

Thomas,
I use very sharp scissors with good results. Also the use of Future Floor Acrylic assures good adhesion.
Rick Dietrichson
Wilmingto, NC

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Baker
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:15 PM
Subject: [STMFC] RE: Archer rivets


I recall from reading past posts that a few members of the list have tried Archer fine transfer rivets. I ordered some but shy away from using them. The rivets are so close together that it would be easy to damage a row and require purchase of additional sheets to complete a small project.

Does someone on the list have a recommendation of a cutting tool and any special cutting technique?

Tom


Re: Archer rivets

Thomas Baker
 

The rows of rivets look way too close together for a scissors.

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Tue 9/29/2009 10:00 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] RE: Archer rivets


scissors?



I recall from reading past posts that a few members of the list have tried Archer fine transfer rivets. I ordered some but shy away from using them. The rivets are so close together that it would be easy to damage a row and require purchase of additional sheets to complete a small project.

Does someone on the list have a recommendation of a cutting tool and any special cutting technique?

Tom


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Re: Archer rivets

Tim O'Connor
 

scissors?

I recall from reading past posts that a few members of the list have tried Archer fine transfer rivets. I ordered some but shy away from using them. The rivets are so close together that it would be easy to damage a row and require purchase of additional sheets to complete a small project.

Does someone on the list have a recommendation of a cutting tool and any special cutting technique?

Tom


Re: Archer rivets

Thomas Baker
 

I recall from reading past posts that a few members of the list have tried Archer fine transfer rivets. I ordered some but shy away from using them. The rivets are so close together that it would be easy to damage a row and require purchase of additional sheets to complete a small project.

Does someone on the list have a recommendation of a cutting tool and any special cutting technique?

Tom


Re: SI flat car

Tim O'Connor
 

Thanks for the help. Yet another car to search for in Bob's
collection when I get to Naperville!

Tim O'

At 9/28/2009 08:50 PM Monday, you wrote:

Ed Hawkins wrote:
> According to ACF paint specs for lot 3525, series SI 5001-5025,
> built 6-51, they were painted black with white stencils. Red and
> gold were used on a small railroad medallion located between the
> road name and car number. It was covered by the consolidated
> dimensional data on the car in the photo.

Probably this car was painted from the same specs, but the car
number, 5045, lies outside the cited series.
Tony and Tim,
Oops - sorry, my goof. The ACF order for lot 3525 was 75 cars, series
SI 5001-5075. Time to get new bifocals!

I checked the 1/52 ORER, and interestingly the book lists 75 cars in
series 5001-5076. Don't know why the numbers go to 5076.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: Larry Jackman MIA

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, <tmolsen@...> wrote:

I most certainly agree with Schuyler and Tom regarding Larry Jackman in regard to his posts to this list. His answers were original based on his life experiences.
I agree. I don't know why people have razzed Larry for having "done everything"; for working class people of Larry's generation, that was the norm. My own father was a truck driver, welder, and then a carpenter during his long working life... I myself am in my second career, so to speak.

One thing that people here who bemoan the fact that something or other isn't available should keep in mind; when faced with a similar situation, Larry just went out and did it, caused things to be made, and made them available to the rest of us.

I sure hope he is doing well.

Dennis


Re: SI flat car

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "pullmanboss" <tgmadden@...> wrote:

Anyone have a photo or know where I could see a 1950's vintage
photo of this Spokane International flat car?

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=47664

Tim O'Connor

That's a model, right??? Look at the track spikes in the foreground.

Or am I the last one to catch on.....

Tom Madden
Tom,

Those "spikes" are rail anchors.

Dennis

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