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Re: Interesting book available for download

Maarten Vis <railvis@...>
 

Thanks for your help, but the "read" button is missing.
That may well be a Google discrimination against foreign
aliens such as me, a Dutchman.
It happens more often that US sites cannot be opened
by users outside the US.
Send me a copy of the PDF maybe???
Have fuN,
Maarten Vis
Leidschendam, The Netherlands

Ray Breyer schreef:

Go to the top left of the Google page, right under the Google name in color. Click "READ"
Go tot he top right of the page and click "PDF"
Save on your computer.
Regards,
Ray Breyer

--- On Wed, 10/7/09, Maarten Vis <railvis@hccnet.nl> wrote:


From: Maarten Vis <railvis@hccnet.nl>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Interesting book available for download
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 1:25 PM


Charlie,
Thanks for the link, but it only gets me the title page PDF.
Can't find the link to the book. Doing something wrong?
Have fuN,
Maarten Vis

Charlie Vlk schreef:

This is a Walter Lucas book that I did not have in my Library (three other titles by him that I do have are 100 Years of Classic Steam Locomotives, Locomotives and Cars Since 1900, and 100 Years of Railroad Cars).
I went to grade school with his son and knew he was an HO Model Railroader and vaguely knew he worked for Simmons-Boardman; wish I'd known more and met him and knew what questions to ask him!!
Charlie Vlk


I ran into this on another forum. This is a Simmons-Boardman book. It's a condensation of material from late '40s S-B Cyclopedias aimed at the hobbyist audience. At a quick look it seems to be a great reference on the state of the art of railroading technology during the ever-popular transition era.

Free pdf download from Google books: http://www.google.com/books?id=ryhSAAAAMAAJ


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Re: Interesting book available for download

Ray Breyer
 

Go to the top left of the Google page, right under the Google name in color.
 
Click "READ"
Go tot he top right of the page and click "PDF"
Save on your computer.
 
Regards,
Ray Breyer

--- On Wed, 10/7/09, Maarten Vis <railvis@hccnet.nl> wrote:


From: Maarten Vis <railvis@hccnet.nl>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Interesting book available for download
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 1:25 PM


Charlie,
Thanks for the link, but it only gets me the title page PDF.
Can't find the link to the book. Doing something wrong?
Have fuN,
Maarten Vis

Charlie Vlk schreef:
This is a Walter Lucas book that I did not have in my Library (three other titles by him that I do have are 100 Years of Classic Steam Locomotives, Locomotives and Cars Since 1900,  and 100 Years of Railroad Cars).
I went to grade school with his son and knew he was an HO Model Railroader and vaguely knew he worked for Simmons-Boardman; wish I'd known more and met him and knew what questions to ask him!!
Charlie Vlk


   I ran into this on another forum. This is a Simmons-Boardman book. It's a condensation of material from late '40s S-B Cyclopedias aimed at the hobbyist audience. At a quick look it seems to be a great reference on the state of the art of railroading technology during the ever-popular transition era.

Free pdf download from Google books: http://www.google.com/books?id=ryhSAAAAMAAJ


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Re: ACC Applicators

Jim & Lisa Hayes <jimandlisa97225@...>
 

I use the lid from a Pringles can as my palette. I use a corsage pin (ball
end removed) clamped in an Xacto handle as an applicator. For adhesive I use
CA from Tech- Bond http://tech-bond.net/. It's guaranteed fresh and comes in
a bottle with a pin in the cap to seal the nozzle and there are fins on the
inside of the cap to prevent the whole cap from being glued to the bottle. I
think Mike Rose sells a similar product that looks like it uses the same
bottle.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


Re: Bob Smith Industries

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

I always smile at the name of the this company--sounds like one of those bogus industries people have on their layouts, like Fred's Steel Mill or Jim's Oil Refinery.

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: Interesting book available for download

Maarten Vis <railvis@...>
 

Charlie,
Thanks for the link, but it only gets me the title page PDF.
Can't find the link to the book. Doing something wrong?
Have fuN,
Maarten Vis

Charlie Vlk schreef:

This is a Walter Lucas book that I did not have in my Library (three other titles by him that I do have are 100 Years of Classic Steam Locomotives, Locomotives and Cars Since 1900, and 100 Years of Railroad Cars).
I went to grade school with his son and knew he was an HO Model Railroader and vaguely knew he worked for Simmons-Boardman; wish I'd known more and met him and knew what questions to ask him!!
Charlie Vlk


I ran into this on another forum. This is a Simmons-Boardman book. It's a condensation of material from late '40s S-B Cyclopedias aimed at the hobbyist audience. At a quick look it seems to be a great reference on the state of the art of railroading technology during the ever-popular transition era.

Free pdf download from Google books: http://www.google.com/books?id=ryhSAAAAMAAJ


Bob Smith Industries

Bill Welch
 

I just logged on to BSI to remind myself of their offerings which are extensive. They have a new 3/4 oz. container with a built-in pin to help keep the nozzle clear and open, which looks good to me.

I usually use small tubes purchased in bubble packs of 6-1o tubes at some place like Home Depot where the stock turns over.

I like these tubes as I can use on up easily before the contents go bad. I use the little "frosted" plastic bags that the detail parts come in as pallets and an insect pin to pick up the glue to transfer to the joint.

I am going to try some of the BSI offerings.

"Lock-Tight" is another brand to investigate. I have had good experience with their shelf lifes.

Bill Welch


Re: ACC Applicators

al_brown03
 

I dispense onto a round toothpick, apply to the model with that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

I'm with those who don't like the applicator tubes and prefer
using a pin as an applicator. I've been impressed with the Bob Smith
Industries CA packaging, with a tip which doesn't ever seem to clog,
though it's too large to use as an applicator by itself.

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: ACC Applicators

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

I'm with those who don't like the applicator tubes and prefer using a pin as an applicator. I've been impressed with the Bob Smith Industries CA packaging, with a tip which doesn't ever seem to clog, though it's too large to use as an applicator by itself.

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: ACC Applicators

Dennis Williams
 

Pierre.
  I sometimes do the same. I found that sometimes you can scratch the hardened ACC off with the back of an X-acto blade and it just snaps off. 
 
Dennis Williams
Munhall, Pa.
www.resinbuilders4u.com

--- On Wed, 10/7/09, pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@sympatico.ca> wrote:


From: pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@sympatico.ca>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: ACC Applicators
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 9:02 AM


 




Rick,
I don't bother trying to use those tubes/tips that come with the glue. With the rather humid conditions in Southern Ontario I find that they clog up rather quiclly.
I simply dispense a small amount onto a piece of plastic and use a pin to transfer from the puddle to the joint.
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. com, "RichardS" <rstern1@... > wrote:

I would like to hear what others are using for applicator tips for ACC glue bottles.

How do you keep them from clogging?

How do you clean them out when clogged?

In particular, I have been using some applicators that fit onto the bottle top. They have a metal tube that is quite small -- I only use them for the thin liquid ACC. They are great for this purpose, giving very good control of the thin glue that tends to run otherwise.

Nevertheless, they clog after a few uses and I haven't figured out any way to clean them out -- I don't have any wire or drills small enough to fit into the tiny tubes and ACC debonder doesn't seem to work.

Thanks
Rick Stern


















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Re: ACC Applicators

pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Rick,
I don't bother trying to use those tubes/tips that come with the glue. With the rather humid conditions in Southern Ontario I find that they clog up rather quiclly.
I simply dispense a small amount onto a piece of plastic and use a pin to transfer from the puddle to the joint.
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "RichardS" <rstern1@...> wrote:

I would like to hear what others are using for applicator tips for ACC glue bottles.

How do you keep them from clogging?

How do you clean them out when clogged?

In particular, I have been using some applicators that fit onto the bottle top. They have a metal tube that is quite small -- I only use them for the thin liquid ACC. They are great for this purpose, giving very good control of the thin glue that tends to run otherwise.

Nevertheless, they clog after a few uses and I haven't figured out any way to clean them out -- I don't have any wire or drills small enough to fit into the tiny tubes and ACC debonder doesn't seem to work.

Thanks
Rick Stern


Re: ACC Applicators

Jack Burgess
 

I would like to hear what others are using for applicator tips
for ACC glue bottles.

How do you keep them from clogging?

How do you clean them out when clogged?

In particular, I have been using some applicators that fit onto
the bottle top. They have a metal tube that is quite small -- I
only use them for the thin liquid ACC. They are great for this
purpose, giving very good control of the thin glue that tends to
run otherwise.

Nevertheless, they clog after a few uses and I haven't figured
out any way to clean them out -- I don't have any wire or drills
small enough to fit into the tiny tubes and ACC debonder doesn't
seem to work.
The only CA that I use is thin ZAP by Pacer Industries (dark pink bottle). I
buy only the smallest bottles. They come with a Teflon tube which is
inserted in the tip of the bottle after cutting off the "lid" which I throw
away. (The joint between the Teflon and the bottle can leak. The solution is
to get some CA on the joint and then spray it with accelerator which
normally solves the problem.)

We have no humidity here in the Bay Area so I very rarely have the Teflon
tube clog up, even after months of use. If you are continually working, this
setup should be fine. If you are going to stop using the CA for awhile, you
might set the bottle down and tap it a couple of times on the workbench to
get the CA out of the tube and back in the bottle. If you do get a clog, you
can cut off the tip of the Teflon tube to solve the problem.

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


ACC Applicators

RichardS <rstern1@...>
 

I would like to hear what others are using for applicator tips for ACC glue bottles.

How do you keep them from clogging?

How do you clean them out when clogged?

In particular, I have been using some applicators that fit onto the bottle top. They have a metal tube that is quite small -- I only use them for the thin liquid ACC. They are great for this purpose, giving very good control of the thin glue that tends to run otherwise.

Nevertheless, they clog after a few uses and I haven't figured out any way to clean them out -- I don't have any wire or drills small enough to fit into the tiny tubes and ACC debonder doesn't seem to work.

Thanks
Rick Stern


Re: New N Scale Milw 40' Rib Side DD Boxcar now shipping

Charlie Vlk
 

Sorry for the message that was intended to go to DesPlaines Hobbies!
Charlie Vlk


Re: New N Scale Milw 40' Rib Side DD Boxcar now shipping

Charlie Vlk
 

Ron-
Set two of the MILW Ribside Box Cars aside for me if you will.
I forgot to mention to you that I won't be in town Saturday.... but you already knew that since you scheduled a Sale this weekend!!!
Lyle and I found out about it after you left as the customer who is a postman (don't know him by name) came in and said he delivered some sale flyers Saturday.
I don't know how you know I won't be around and I am sure you are wondering the same, but I've only been in town for one sale over the last year or two.....sorry about that!
Mike and Lara are moving to their new, smaller house and we're going to keep the kids out of their hair on Saturday and Sunday.
Rest of my goof-off days are marked on the calendar.
Thanks,
Charlie

----- Original Message -----
From: dphobbies
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 3:35 PM
Subject: [STMFC] New N Scale Milw 40' Rib Side DD Boxcar now shipping


Just a note to let anyone interested know that we are now shipping the new Fox Valley Models 40' double door rib side boxcars. There are 4 numbers available with "Route of the Hiawatha" lettering. Cars are $17.98 each.

Des Plaines Hobbies
1524 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
1-847-297-2118 fax: 1-847-297-4976
www.desplaineshobbies.com






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New N Scale Milw 40' Rib Side DD Boxcar now shipping

dphobbies
 

Just a note to let anyone interested know that we are now shipping the new Fox Valley Models 40' double door rib side boxcars. There are 4 numbers available with "Route of the Hiawatha" lettering. Cars are $17.98 each.

Des Plaines Hobbies
1524 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018
1-847-297-2118 fax: 1-847-297-4976
www.desplaineshobbies.com


Interesting book available for download

Charlie Vlk
 

This is a Walter Lucas book that I did not have in my Library (three other titles by him that I do have are 100 Years of Classic Steam Locomotives, Locomotives and Cars Since 1900, and 100 Years of Railroad Cars).
I went to grade school with his son and knew he was an HO Model Railroader and vaguely knew he worked for Simmons-Boardman; wish I'd known more and met him and knew what questions to ask him!!
Charlie Vlk


I ran into this on another forum. This is a Simmons-Boardman book. It's a condensation of material from late '40s S-B Cyclopedias aimed at the hobbyist audience. At a quick look it seems to be a great reference on the state of the art of railroading technology during the ever-popular transition era.

Free pdf download from Google books: http://www.google.com/books?id=ryhSAAAAMAAJ
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Re: Erie 1932 ARA boxcars/1932 ARA/AAR standard boxcar drAWINGS

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.

I have an 8 page bulletin from Yankee Clipper which includes requested drawings and over 30 photos.

According to the bulletin there were 3 phases of underframes : 1 for the experimental cars, 2 for CGW, C&O 7000 series, Erie, NKP and 3 for the rest (11 different railroads).

Phase 2 including the Erie cars has the 3 brake components between the cross bearers (i.e. mostly beneath the doors). There are builders photos of all 4-phase 2 cars showing the brake apparatus in the middle.
of the cars.

Ed


Re: RC 40' DD 1937 AAR Box cars

olin4812
 

The RC 40' DD is also very close to some NP cars rebuilt by one of the lessors from D&LW single door cars. The main difference is that the NP cars were modified with a heavier side sill. However, these conversions may have occurred too late to be technically under the scope of this list.

Olin Dirks
Omaha, NE


Re: RC 40' DD 1937 AAR Box cars

Pieter Roos
 

Hi Bill;

I think what need is Vol. 2 of Ted's publication "Prototype Railroad Modeling". It has an article (by Ted) "AAR Inspired Forty Foot Steel Automobile Cars, Part One", which shows several cars based on the RC models. I don't recall off hand which cars are shown, but you should find it helpful. Sad that there has not been an issue 3 with part two of article...

http://www.speedwitch.com/Journal.htm

Pieter Roos

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <wpmccoy@...> wrote:

Tim,

Thanks for the help. I can't find an O18 in any of my ACL equipment photo books but it looks like that will entail a stripping and repainting. Maybe I can find and undecorated RC 40' DD.

It looks like the O21 has problems in addition to the ends. The cars also had a 14' door opening.

Maybe Ted Culotta will do an ACL O21 or O23

I guess I'm out of luck on the Southern car too so it joins the ACL car on the disposal list.

Bill



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

ill McCoy wrote

Question 1.
Looking at exchanges from back in 2003 it seems that the RC 40' DD is only good for the SAL and Soo Line. Before I get rid of my Southern and ACL renditions I want to confirm this.

Yes, you are correct. The others are stand ins, althought the ACL O-18
pretty much matched the 1937 AAR design except for 3 1/2" of extra height.
Red Caboose screwed it up by giving the cars O-21 numbers. The O-21 was
almost identical but it had 5/5 ends!


Question 2.
I do have one of the desplaines Hobbies RC 40' Soo cars with square corners and the $ herald. My question is how long this herald lasted. Would there have been examples running in August 1957?

Yes, there is a 1966 Jim Sands photo of such a car in revenue service.

Tim O'Connor


Re: IC GS gons

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:
I agree Dennis, and besides, the G-50-13 end that Tony cites has only 3 major ribs and is a drop-style end, so I don't know why he thinks it would work as a fixed-end requiring 4 major ribs.
You're right, I didn't count the ribs.

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

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