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Re: Naperville schedule

alinejoe3 <alinejoe3@...>
 

Steve Furnaro seminars will be back to back, so you could do one or stay for both.
Bill is a stand-by speaker. So you won't know until it is posted.
We will have change board at regisration desk and schedule posted at each seminar room for that day.

Joe
Meet coordinator

--- In STMFC@..., "mopac1" <mopac1@...> wrote:

Does anyone know if Bill Darnaby’s presentation #31 on scenery techniques has been cancelled? It is not shown on the Seminar Schedule.



Also, is Steve Funaro’s Resin Kit clinic two hours long or just being presented twice?



Thanks for any insight.



Gene Semon



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Naperville schedule has already been updated/tweaked.



Al Kresse


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Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2010 8:13:13 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Naperville schedule

Thank you so much for putting the schedule (even if subject to change) on your website. It really helps in planning.

Stuart A. Forsyth
forsyth@...

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On Oct 16, 2010, at 10:43 PM, alinejoe3 <alinejoe3@...> wrote:

RPM_Naperville meet info:
Because things always keep changing until the last minute, we will have printed versions of the schedule given out at registration table when people are signing in. This is the only way to keep info as fresh as possible. For the most part we have not had that many problems. This is the first year that the speakers have had info about
the schedule before they got to the meet. Seems like that should be a good thing for everybody. Speaker list and daily schedule have been up on the RPM website for about 3-4 months now.
Hope to see you at the meet.
Joe DElia
RPM-Naperville/meet coordinator

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

Bill Welch wrote:
It may be more of a draft. I have exchanged messages w/Joe already
related to what I am doing. if you are a presenter you may want to
check it out to make sure you are not scheduled to do something you
had not planned to do.
Judging by what Joe told me this morning, Bill is right: this
is not quite the final schedule.

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@
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Re: Rapido's Big Announcement

Randy Williamson
 

Thanks Pierre. Maybe at Trainfest next month they will have the announcement.

Randy

At 01:09 PM 10/17/2010, you wrote:


Randy,
A quick check of the Rapido website shows that
the new "freight car" is still under
development. So no you haven't missed anything yet.
I too am curious.
Pierre Oliver

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"mr_pennsy" <pennsy@...> wrote:

Did I miss the big announcement by Rapido?
There was speculation on the group what it
could be, but the thread seemed to wither and die on the vine.

Randy
Dayna & Randy Williamson

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Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 

Another source for an excellent ODP roof is Accurail, although
you have to cut it away from the car body. And this version is
correct for the 1950's, unlike Moloco's roof. Athearn included
two excellent roofs in their undec NACC box car kits, one of
which was a very well done ODP roof -- but these undecs may be
rather hard to find now.

Tim O'Connor

I doubt that Branchline will ever release a 40' version of their overhanging roof. As others mentioned their 50' version can be cut down to 40'. However I think a better option is to use the Moloco 50' roof and then cut it down to 40'. I have heard that this roof is of a slightly later prototype but I still think that it looks better than the Branchline overhanging roof.

-Tom Haag


Re: Rapido's Big Announcement

Pierre <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Randy,
A quick check of the Rapido website shows that the new "freight car" is still under development. So no you haven't missed anything yet.
I too am curious.
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@..., "mr_pennsy" <pennsy@...> wrote:

Did I miss the big announcement by Rapido? There was speculation on the group what it could be, but the thread seemed to wither and die on the vine.

Randy


Re: Rapido's Big Announcement

mcindoefalls
 

--- In STMFC@..., "mr_pennsy" <pennsy@...> wrote:

Did I miss the big announcement by Rapido? There was speculation on the group what it could be, but the thread seemed to wither and die on the vine.
Which announcement was that? Rapido is doing the CN Pte. St. Charles caboose (for Canadian Model Trains, IIRC), which is not steam era, the MLW LRC (which is neither steam nor steam era), and the Pullman lightweight coaches (which are steam era but not freight cars). However, in the realm of STMFC's, the "other" Canadian company (True Line Trains) is doing the CPR "minibox" and reportedly plans to do another run of Fowler boxcars with some upgrades. Would that I had some spare change right now!

The CanModelTrains yahoo group is loaded with discussion on who's doing what up North.

Walt Lankenau


Rapido's Big Announcement

Randy Williamson
 

Did I miss the big announcement by Rapido? There was speculation on the group what it could be, but the thread seemed to wither and die on the vine.

Randy


contact

jerryglow2
 

Can the gentleman with whom I've been corresponding re: producing decals for F&C kits he has, please contact me. I deleted old mail before saving yours.

Jerry Glow


Re: Naperville schedule

mopac1 <mopac1@...>
 

Does anyone know if Bill Darnaby’s presentation #31 on scenery techniques has been cancelled? It is not shown on the Seminar Schedule.



Also, is Steve Funaro’s Resin Kit clinic two hours long or just being presented twice?



Thanks for any insight.



Gene Semon



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Naperville schedule has already been updated/tweaked.



Al Kresse


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart A. Forsyth" <trainmail@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2010 8:13:13 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Naperville schedule

Thank you so much for putting the schedule (even if subject to change) on your website. It really helps in planning.

Stuart A. Forsyth
forsyth@...
On Oct 16, 2010, at 10:43 PM, alinejoe3 <alinejoe3@...> wrote:

RPM_Naperville meet info:
Because things always keep changing until the last minute, we will have printed versions of the schedule given out at registration table when people are signing in. This is the only way to keep info as fresh as possible. For the most part we have not had that many problems. This is the first year that the speakers have had info about
the schedule before they got to the meet. Seems like that should be a good thing for everybody. Speaker list and daily schedule have been up on the RPM website for about 3-4 months now.
Hope to see you at the meet.
Joe DElia
RPM-Naperville/meet coordinator

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

Bill Welch wrote:
It may be more of a draft. I have exchanged messages w/Joe already
related to what I am doing. if you are a presenter you may want to
check it out to make sure you are not scheduled to do something you
had not planned to do.
Judging by what Joe told me this morning, Bill is right: this
is not quite the final schedule.

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





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Re: PS2 question

Brian Carlson
 

Strange, then they need to update their PDF catalog since it shows most of
the issues in those years.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY

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Frank Valoczy
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 10:33 PM
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Subject: RE: [STMFC] PS2 question






Just checked, but they've got nothing for RMJ between 2000 and 2005...

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC


Re: better running trucks & wheelset

brianleppert@att.net
 

Bill, I offer a line of HO scale freight car and caboose trucks that may interest you. They feature machined metal wheelsets from InterMountain and have a good reputation for their rolling qualities.

If interested, please contact me OFF LIST at

brianleppert@...

and I can email to you all info.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@..., Hman56@... wrote:

Hi all,
I'm looking for better running trucks & wheelset for my rolling stock.


thanks
Bill Hodkinson


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

pullmanboss <tcmadden@...>
 

One thing you guys are forgetting. They aren't producing any 'Blueprint' series kits.

Clark propst
Branchline has some completed tooling (one Pullman roof) that they've never run, and appear to have no intention of running. Their original toolmaker now has his own company, Exactrail. The chance of BL tooling a new boxcar roof appears to be zero.

Tom Madden


Re: Naperville schedule

water.kresse@...
 

Naperville schedule has already been updated/tweaked.



Al Kresse

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stuart A. Forsyth" <trainmail@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2010 8:13:13 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Naperville schedule

Thank you so much for putting the schedule (even if subject to change) on your website.  It really helps in planning.

Stuart A. Forsyth
forsyth@...
On Oct 16, 2010, at 10:43 PM, alinejoe3 <alinejoe3@...> wrote:

RPM_Naperville meet info:
Because things always keep changing until the last minute, we will have printed versions of the schedule given out at registration table when people are signing in. This is the only way to keep info as fresh as possible. For the most part we have not had that many problems. This is the first year that the speakers have had info about
the schedule before they got to the meet. Seems like that should be a good thing for everybody. Speaker list and daily schedule have been up on the RPM website for about 3-4 months now.
Hope to see you at the meet.
Joe DElia
RPM-Naperville/meet coordinator

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

Bill Welch wrote:
It may be more of a draft. I have exchanged messages w/Joe already
related to what I am doing. if you are a presenter you may want to
check it out to make sure you are not scheduled to do something you
had not planned to do.
Judging by what Joe told me this morning, Bill is right: this
is not quite the final schedule.

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

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Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Andy Carlson
 

If those who would like to acquire a branchline DP overhanging eave roof, I have
a good supply available for $1.50 each, plus shipping. If interested, please
contact me off-list at <midcentury@...>, off list, direct, PLEASE.

Also, many will have these roofs in their Branchline 50' undec kits, which has
3-4 roofs included as part of the purchase.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Clark Propst
 

One thing you guys are forgetting. They aren't producing any 'Blueprint' series kits.

Clark propst


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

haagtk <haagtk@...>
 

I doubt that Branchline will ever release a 40' version of their overhanging roof. As others mentioned their 50' version can be cut down to 40'. However I think a better option is to use the Moloco 50' roof and then cut it down to 40'. I have heard that this roof is of a slightly later prototype but I still think that it looks better than the Branchline overhanging roof.

I have added a photo to the Files section of my PRR X54 plugdoor boxcar that I added a shortened Moloco roof to.

See:
http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/QOW6TEl199HFUJU8rQ3QXwPJ5p48L1OO2hq0f0EpyCnuOhrhkJ2JSe3Pz-ftgOZWHXzAjiCpmHL0wapN6N5TNVVKa0A/Moloco%20Roof%20Cut%20Down%20to%2040%27

Or look under "Moloco Roof"

By the way the X54 was kitbashed from a 50' Branchline plugdoor boxcar by cutting ~5' away from each end, deepening the sidesill, and shortening the underframe. The PRR decals are my own that I designed and had DM Decals print.

-Tom Haag


Re: Naperville schedule

Stuart A. Forsyth <trainmail@...>
 

Thank you so much for putting the schedule (even if subject to change) on your website. It really helps in planning.

Stuart A. Forsyth
forsyth@...

On Oct 16, 2010, at 10:43 PM, alinejoe3 <alinejoe3@...> wrote:

RPM_Naperville meet info:
Because things always keep changing until the last minute, we will have printed versions of the schedule given out at registration table when people are signing in. This is the only way to keep info as fresh as possible. For the most part we have not had that many problems. This is the first year that the speakers have had info about
the schedule before they got to the meet. Seems like that should be a good thing for everybody. Speaker list and daily schedule have been up on the RPM website for about 3-4 months now.
Hope to see you at the meet.
Joe DElia
RPM-Naperville/meet coordinator

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

Bill Welch wrote:
It may be more of a draft. I have exchanged messages w/Joe already
related to what I am doing. if you are a presenter you may want to
check it out to make sure you are not scheduled to do something you
had not planned to do.
Judging by what Joe told me this morning, Bill is right: this
is not quite the final schedule.

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: Naperville schedule

alinejoe3 <alinejoe3@...>
 

RPM_Naperville meet info:
Because things always keep changing until the last minute, we will have printed versions of the schedule given out at registration table when people are signing in. This is the only way to keep info as fresh as possible. For the most part we have not had that many problems. This is the first year that the speakers have had info about
the schedule before they got to the meet. Seems like that should be a good thing for everybody. Speaker list and daily schedule have been up on the RPM website for about 3-4 months now.
Hope to see you at the meet.
Joe DElia
RPM-Naperville/meet coordinator

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

Bill Welch wrote:
It may be more of a draft. I have exchanged messages w/Joe already
related to what I am doing. if you are a presenter you may want to
check it out to make sure you are not scheduled to do something you
had not planned to do.
Judging by what Joe told me this morning, Bill is right: this
is not quite the final schedule.

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: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I don't think that's right. It wouldn't be all THAT expensive to make one
mold for a specific roof and add it to a kit. They could simply add the new
roof to the kit with the old roof still in there, or if they wanted to go to
the trouble, they could salvage the "wrong" roof from the kit molding, and
recycle the plastic. This may muddy the waters, but when ELHS worked with
Intermountain, they cut a new roof to fit the other mold parts so we could
get a specific combination of sides, ends and roof which they had in
separate kit, but not together. They could mate up the sides and ends, but
not the roof they already had, so they made a separate, new, mold for the
roof to fit the other two parts. I realize that BL kits are differently
structured, so it may not be quite as simple, but it still seems feasible.

SGL



Rich, I think all of the roofs for the 40' cars are in one mold. This
was how they could cost-effectively give you all of the roof and other
options in an undec kit. A new mold would greatly increase costs, not
just the mold itself but also manufacturing cost.

Tim O'Connor

Tim,

Branchline had not made the 40 ft overhanging roof. They do have a 50 ft
overhanging roof from which 10 ft can be removed. I have been hounding them
for at least the last 3 years to make the 40 ft. With the interchangeable
ends and sides they currently have, this roof would provide a number of
additional configurations they could market for a relatively small
investment in one die.

Rich Orr







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Re: PS2 question

Frank Valoczy <destron@...>
 

Just checked, but they've got nothing for RMJ between 2000 and 2005...

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC

Brian J Carlson wrote:

frank Railpub shows that issue in stock. http://www.railpub.com/





Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY

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Ed Hawkins wrote:

Frank,
A roster of twin PS-2s was published in Dec. 2003 Railmodel Journal,
roughly the time the Kadee model was introduced.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins
Went and checked, but my LHS didn't have that issue.

Would someone on the list happen to have one to sell, or perhaps be
willing to photocopy or scan (of course for some reimbursement).

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC









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Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

SUVCWORR@...
 

Tim, that could be. I am most familiar with the manner in which C&BT shops molded cars. The molds were in parts, ends, sides and roof. All of the ends fit all the sides and all the roofs fit all the sides so they were interchangeable. The three mold parts were fitted together and clamped into one master mold. I did assume Branchline used a similar setup.

Rich

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To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sat, Oct 16, 2010 1:38 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar



Rich, I think all of the roofs for the 40' cars are in one mold. This
was how they could cost-effectively give you all of the roof and other
options in an undec kit. A new mold would greatly increase costs, not
just the mold itself but also manufacturing cost.

Tim O'Connor


Tim,

Branchline had not made the 40 ft overhanging roof. They do have a 50 ft
overhanging roof from which 10 ft can be removed. I have been hounding them for
at least the last 3 years to make the 40 ft. With the interchangeable ends and
sides they currently have, this roof would provide a number of additional
configurations they could market for a relatively small investment in one die.

Rich Orr


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