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Ft Myers FL area hobby shops

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

All,



My wife and I will be vacationing at Ft. Myers Beach in early December.  Are there any decent hobby shops within a reasonable area?  Last time I was in that area I found a hobby shop in Cape Coral, but it was RC planes/boats, etc; no trains.  There was a hobby shop listed in the Yellow Pages off RT 41, but it had closed and gone out of business.



If I get bored drinking Coronas on the beach, I'd like to check out the local model rr scene! :-)



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD


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Re: New ART Steel Reefer Run Is In

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks, Jerry, sorry for a delayed reply; I was away.

SGL

Why is the order of the two heralds reversed on the model from the
prototype photo just above it?
Was the other side of the prototype similarly reversed?

Typically the MP herald was toward the B end of the car, but as you can see
from the prototype photo, this wasn't always the case. I do not have a
photo of the other side of the prototype, but if the paint shop followed
directions, it should be reversed from this side.

Is the Rock Island boxcar an assembled model or a kit? It's not clear in
the write-up.

Assembled

Jerry Michels




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Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose

Steve SANDIFER
 

The regularly scheduled 95/96 trains on the Howard branch ran with a mixed combine until 1960. However, there were occasional stock, rock, and work extra on the branch. In addition, the Howard interchanged with the South Kansas Division at Moline and the Eastern Division at Emporia, both served by "caboose" trains.

In going through the documentation of James Burke I found mention of 1727 on the S. Kansas at Moline, the 1375 (wood side) at Moline, and the 1901 on four occasions at Climax or Eureka with a stock extra. The 1893 was seen by Burke 5 times in El Dorado and Chanute, so I am confidence it was through Moline several times. I will model all of these for my Howard Branch mode. Unfortunately the only one I have a photo of is the 1727. I welcome photos from any source.
______________
J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer
mailto:steve.sandifer@sbcglobal.net
Home: 12027 Mulholland Drive, Meadows Place, TX 77477, 281-568-9918
Office: Southwest Central Church of Christ, 4011 W. Bellfort, Houston, TX 77025, 713-667-9417

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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose


Jared,

In a word... NO. You will not be alone on such a list... limited as it may be.

The doodlebug powered mixed trains (#79-80) on the Gridley Branch did not use a caboose. Even when the motorcar was on occasion replaced with a more conventional type of motive power, the train carried a Coach-Baggage-Caboose mixed train combine.

I also believe that Steve Sandifer's Howard Branch operations will be "cabooseless."

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA




On Nov 29, 2009, at 9:22 AM, almabranch wrote:

Will I be the only steam era Santa Fe modeler that won't have one of the versions of a steel or wooden caboose on their layout?
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...> wrote:

Thanks Steve,

That's very useful. I'm working on four of these cars right now myself. I've already decided to use Tahoe Model Works Bettendorf Swing-Motion trucks, and LaserKit window screens, both of which look more like the real thing than the kit parts.

Andy

Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
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Re: Wright Trak Models HO M53/M53A wagon top boxcar

jimbojk2003
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Denis F. Blake" <dblake7@...> wrote:

Yes, we are still in business. the car is shown on the front page of the
website at www.wrighttrak.com I know that Gary and his wife were going to
be updating the page this weekend.

Denis Blake
WrightTRAK Railroad Models, LLC
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Maybe you can let them know that the M53 does not appear on the pull down menu of their order form (all of their other models appear to be on the order form )
Regards, Jim Cummings









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Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:10 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Wright Trak Models HO M53/M53A wagon top boxcar


I've been trying to order the HO M53/M53A boxcar on their site with no
luck. Are they still in business ?
Jim Cummings



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Re: Prototype Rails 2010: Shake/Take alert.

Jared Harper
 

I would have liked to be in the Shake and Take group last year, but somehow I missed the call. A stock car is something I can use on my layout.
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "rockroll50401" <cepropst@...> wrote:

"the rivet counter in me shows up and I just have to make a couple of more changes"...Bruce Smith


Bruce I understand, but that's not what these kits are about. We are to build them as per the very high quality instructions. They offer techniques most have not have tried.

The KCS car is a prime example, most of the 10 or so models that showed up the next year used a different body. I built mine as the "Shake 'n' Take" crew intended. Brought it back to diplay, then gave it away : )))
We were operating on the guys layout I gave it to the other week and the car looks good!

But, I think the bottom line is "You can take a guy to the model, but you can't make him build it".
Clark Propst


Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Jared,

In a word... NO. You will not be alone on such a list... limited as it may be.

The doodlebug powered mixed trains (#79-80) on the Gridley Branch did not use a caboose. Even when the motorcar was on occasion replaced with a more conventional type of motive power, the train carried a Coach-Baggage-Caboose mixed train combine.

I also believe that Steve Sandifer's Howard Branch operations will be "cabooseless."

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA




On Nov 29, 2009, at 9:22 AM, almabranch wrote:

Will I be the only steam era Santa Fe modeler that won't have one of the versions of a steel or wooden caboose on their layout?
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...> wrote:

Thanks Steve,

That's very useful. I'm working on four of these cars right now myself. I've already decided to use Tahoe Model Works Bettendorf Swing-Motion trucks, and LaserKit window screens, both of which look more like the real thing than the kit parts.

Andy

Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
asperandeo@...
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142


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Re: Wright Trak Models HO M53/M53A wagon top boxcar

seaboard_1966
 

Yes, we are still in business. the car is shown on the front page of the website at www.wrighttrak.com I know that Gary and his wife were going to be updating the page this weekend.

Denis Blake
WrightTRAK Railroad Models, LLC

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To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:10 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Wright Trak Models HO M53/M53A wagon top boxcar


I've been trying to order the HO M53/M53A boxcar on their site with no luck. Are they still in business ?
Jim Cummings



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Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose

Jared Harper
 

Will I be the only steam era Santa Fe modeler that won't have one of the versions of a steel or wooden caboose on their layout?
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...> wrote:

Thanks Steve,

That's very useful. I'm working on four of these cars right now myself. I've already decided to use Tahoe Model Works Bettendorf Swing-Motion trucks, and LaserKit window screens, both of which look more like the real thing than the kit parts.

Andy

Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
asperandeo@...
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142


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Wright Trak Models HO M53/M53A wagon top boxcar

jimbojk2003
 

I've been trying to order the HO M53/M53A boxcar on their site with no luck. Are they still in business ?
Jim Cummings


Heres the results for "Bash at the Beach"

Greg Martin
 

First and foremost Mont Switzer has just renamed the "Shake N Take 2010"
likely because he is a character and maybe because it is our "TEN YEAR" and
our Fifth Hands-on Clinic... HERETOFORE we shall be known as Bash at the
Beach Shake N Take....

Here is how we stand so far.

But I am going to go out on a limb here and try to come up with six (6)
additional kits... I might find them at a swap meet locally.

Thanks to Mont and Dave who are providing their own kits as there is a
twist to this little project.

I you would like to follow along with a set of Handouts let me know as
they too will be limited as well.

Remember email me off list. _tgregmrtn@aol.com_ (mailto:tgregmrtn@aol.com)

I will split the list for those that are looking for ends, decals and
handout only at a later date.

Greg Martin

1.) Armand Premo
2.) John Burroughs
3.) Mike Moore
4.) Denny Anspach
5.) John Greedy
6.) Tony Thompson
7.)Dave Hussey
8.) Lindsay Raley
9.) Bill Welch
10.) Jim Singer
11.) Roger Hinman
12.) John Cantlay
13.) Gary Laaskso
14.) Schuyler Larabee
15.) Al Brown
16.) Ned Carey
17.) Jerry Glow
18.) John Wheeler
19.) Bruce Smith
20.) Monte Zelazny
21.) Jared Harper
22.)
23.)
24.)
25.)
26.)

Kits Self Provided:
1.) Dave Sieber (memo to myself~does not require a kit~ends, trucks,
handout and decals only)
2.) Mont Switzer (memo to myself~does not require a kit~ends, trucks,
handout and decals only)

Handouts only:
1.)


Re: P&WV boxcars

tmolsen@...
 

List,

Jim is correct in regard to Champ set HN81 Pittsburgh & West Virgina. When the Champ "Final End of An Era" catalog was issued several years ago, this set was in the process of being revised. When I reordered decals last Spring, the revised sets were what arrived in the order.

Regards,

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292
tmolsen@udel.edu


Shake N Take Results

Greg Martin
 

Here is how we stand so far. Remember email me off list.
_tgregmrtn@aol.com_ (mailto:tgregmrtn@aol.com)

I will split the list for those that are looking for ends, decals and
handout only at a later date.

Greg Martin

1.) Armand Premo
2.) John Burroughs
3.) Mike Moore
4.) Denny Anspach
5.) John Greedy
6.) Dave Sieber (memo to myself~does not require a kit ~ handout and
decals only)
7.) Tony Thompson
8.) Dave Hussey
9.) Lindsay Raley
10.) Bill Welch
11.) Jim Singer
12.) Roger Hinman
13.) Mont Switzer (memo to myself~does not require kit~handout and decals
only)
14.) John Cantlay
15.) Gary Laaskso
16.) Schuyler Larabee
17.) Al Brown
18.) Ned Carey


Re: Hey Yuze Gize It is that time.

Armand Premo
 

Hi Greg please consider my request to be considered as a participant.Armand Premo

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Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2009 7:21 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Hey Yuze Gize It is that time.



Hey Yuze Gize,

In keeping with Tradition... This is the formal announcement for the 2010
Cocoa Beach Hands on Presentation, AKA Shake N Take (thank you to our own
Mont Switzer)

This years event is extremely limited so if you don't have any intent of
building the kit and just want the handout and you MUST BE THERE then let me
know, I will keep a separate list for those folks. If you WILL BE THERE
FOR SURE and want the kit let me know as we'll take reservations for the
first 20 folks, the balance will be first come first serve at the door. As
usual there is no cost to the registered attendee.

With very special thank you to Richard Hendrickson we will be presenting a
41' IL DT&I/GM&O gondola conversion. The kit is made possible by a
donation from Athearn Trains. It will consist of resin ends and Tahoe Model Works
TMW-207 AAR Self-Aligning Spring Plankless Double Truss Trucks.

This year will be a bit different than in the past, as the kits will not
come in the form of a knock-down kit as there were none available and the
kits will have to be striped by the modeler. Unfortunately I wasn't able to
secure the kits prior to the change at Athearn. Nonetheless, with this minor
shortfall we decide it was still a very worthy prototype for most modelers
as the life span actually exceeds the scope of this list even though the
cars were built in 1941. The only real impact is one extra page to my
handout on how I propose you strip the car safely and on extra slide in the Power
Point.

As resourceful as you/we are as modeler(s) if this should cause second
thoughts please, please don't take a kit that another might finish.

BUILD THEM AND THEY SHALL COME... 3^)

Greg Martin








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Re: Hey Yuze Gize It is that time.

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Nov 28, 2009, at 4:21 PM, tgregmrtn@aol.com wrote:

Hey Yuze Gize,

In keeping with Tradition... This is the formal announcement for
the 2010
Cocoa Beach Hands on Presentation, AKA Shake N Take (thank you to
our own
Mont Switzer)

This years event is extremely limited so if you don't have any
intent of
building the kit and just want the handout and you MUST BE THERE
then let me
know, I will keep a separate list for those folks.
Greg, I will be there as a consultant, but of course I don't want a
kit as I have already built the model. FWIW, our discussion of this
model prompted me to build a P2K kit for a DT&I 52'6" Greenville
gondola that was in my stash and equip the model with racks and auto
frames. Had to install the frames one at a time -tedious - but I'm
well pleased with the results and will photograph both models
together and send you digital images.

I won't have last year's UP stock car finished (or even started)
because my choice was to either build that model or finish, paint,
letter, and weather two brass models of wine tank cars so that I
could show those models as part of my clinic. The wine cars won out.

Hope y'all have had a good Thanksgiving break. Sandra's sister and
her husband are here from Benicia (fortunately we all get along well,
so there are none of the common family tensions) and we all had
dinner Thursday night with the Ashland Orphans, a group of twelve or
so friends who have no family in town. Turkey, ham, way more food of
every kind than we could eat, and lots of good fellowship.

Best to Sandy,


Richard Hendrickson


Re: Trucks and brake steps for Erie gondolas

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Nov 28, 2009, at 1:59 PM, mark_heiden wrote:

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for some information regarding some Erie gondolas in
the series ERIE 11000-11599, built January to May 1946. A
builder's photo of ERIE 11050 can be found at:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie11050adb.jpg

A scan of an equipment diagram for these cars can be found at:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie-frt-3-4.gif

The diagram lists the trucks for ERIE 11000-11149 and ERIE
11350-11599 as Cast Steel Double Truss, AAR coil 1915 design. From
the description and the photo, would Eastern Car Works 9053, 90-ton
Bettendorf friction bearing, be a good match?
No. The prototype trucks were 70 ton AAR self-aligning spring-
plankless double truss. Probably the best representation of these
trucks in HO is the Atlas 70 ton plain bearing truck used under their
models of the Hart Selective 70 ton ballast hoppers.

The diagram indicates an Apex Tri-Lock Metal Brake Step. Would this
be the open-grid type as seen on boxcars, or some sort of metal
plate with round holes in it?
Rectangular steel grid.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: P&WV boxcars

jfbrewer@...
 

Brian,



I have Champ HN-81.



It includes the road name, various size reporting marks and end reporting marks, numbers for sides and ends.  It does contain the round herald, whicm mesures out to 30 scale inches.  It also contains the "symbol of Service" slogan, but it is "stacked" symbol of over Service, rather than angles as on Ted's set.  The size of the slogan is larger than on Ted's set as well.



The set contains enough to letter two cars.



Hope this helps.



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD

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Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2009 4:14:52 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] P&WV boxcars

 




I have a future project to create a P&WV boxcar from a Proto kit. while
researching the options I am coming up thin on P&WV decals. Ted has a set in
his kit and Champ still lists the set below. does anyone have the set and
can tell me what is included, what size herald, and does it include the
symbol of service slogan?

PITTSBURGH & WEST VIRGINIA Road Name Set, White, roadname & numbers, plus
herald, set will letter 2 models. Order HN-81 for HO Scale

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY




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Re: P&WV boxcars

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Nov 28, 2009, at 1:14 PM, Brian J Carlson wrote:

I have a future project to create a P&WV boxcar from a Proto kit.
while
researching the options I am coming up thin on P&WV decals. Ted has
a set in
his kit and Champ still lists the set below. does anyone have the
set and
can tell me what is included, what size herald, and does it include
the
symbol of service slogan?

PITTSBURGH & WEST VIRGINIA Road Name Set, White, roadname &
numbers, plus
herald, set will letter 2 models. Order HN-81 for HO Scale
This set contains only the reporting marks, numbers, lines, and
spelled-out name in 7" lettering, end reporting marks and numbers in
4" lettering, and 30" diameter round P&WV heralds. The symbol of
service logos are not included.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Trucks and brake steps for Erie gondolas

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

mark_heiden wrote:
The diagram indicates an Apex Tri-Lock Metal Brake Step. Would this be the open-grid type as seen on boxcars, or some sort of metal plate with round holes in it?
Mark, the Apex was a rectangular steel grid, the most common type of this material.

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2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
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Trucks and brake steps for Erie gondolas

Mark Heiden
 

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for some information regarding some Erie gondolas in the series ERIE 11000-11599, built January to May 1946. A builder's photo of ERIE 11050 can be found at:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie11050adb.jpg

A scan of an equipment diagram for these cars can be found at:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie-frt-3-4.gif

The diagram lists the trucks for ERIE 11000-11149 and ERIE 11350-11599 as Cast Steel Double Truss, AAR coil 1915 design. From the description and the photo, would Eastern Car Works 9053, 90-ton Bettendorf friction bearing, be a good match?

The diagram indicates an Apex Tri-Lock Metal Brake Step. Would this be the open-grid type as seen on boxcars, or some sort of metal plate with round holes in it?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Mark Heiden


P&WV boxcars

Brian Carlson
 

I have a future project to create a P&WV boxcar from a Proto kit. while
researching the options I am coming up thin on P&WV decals. Ted has a set in
his kit and Champ still lists the set below. does anyone have the set and
can tell me what is included, what size herald, and does it include the
symbol of service slogan?

PITTSBURGH & WEST VIRGINIA Road Name Set, White, roadname & numbers, plus
herald, set will letter 2 models. Order HN-81 for HO Scale

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

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