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Re: Tangent PRR gon...

Mark
 

Sounds strange Steve. Mine went from the box to the adjustment track and then to mainline! Ran like a champ! First Tangent buy and best of offshore models so far!

Mark Morgan

--- On Mon, 10/18/10, Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...> wrote:

From: Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Tangent PRR gon...
To: "STMFC@..." <STMFC@...>
Date: Monday, October 18, 2010, 3:00 PM







 











Is it just the car that I purchased the other day, or do others have trouble with the wheelsets binding when rolling the car down straight (tangent) track? The wheelsets roll well in the trucks themselves .



Thanks in advance,

Steve Lucas.



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Re: Tangent PRR gon...

Randy Williamson
 

Steve,

Use the Kadee washers between the frame and the truck. I had those
problems also and corresponded with Tangent about. They work fine once
the washers are used.

Randy Williamson
www.prrfreight.com

Quoting Steve Lucas :

Is it just the car that I purchased the other day, or do others have
trouble with the wheelsets binding when rolling the car down straight
(tangent) track? The wheelsets roll well in the trucks themselves .

Thanks in advance,
Steve Lucas.

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Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

Bill Welch
 

Tim:

Surely you have noticed that on Saturdays there are a group of us running around in Hawaiian shirts. Mr. Jim Singer purchased a bunch of these one year and gifted them to his posse, Mark V., Stan R., etc and then it spread to a few more of us with a passion for freight cars (to keep us inside the rules of this list). Thank you to Dennis S. from Dr. D. and myself for keeping us young.

I have to go now. I am in a panic because I cannot find either of my shirts!

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "soolinehistory" <destorzek@...> wrote:



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


Hmmmmm. And what exactly distinguishes a "red shirt" from a "vest"
(as in: "vesties"). What is this costume/uniform theme all about?

Just wonderin'.

Tim O'Connor
The wearers of the red shirts tend to be younger than vesties, and probably have more hair; otherwise, not much.

Dennis


Tangent PRR gon...

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

Is it just the car that I purchased the other day, or do others have trouble with the wheelsets binding when rolling the car down straight (tangent) track? The wheelsets roll well in the trucks themselves .

Thanks in advance,
Steve Lucas.

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Re: research, index, db...

Tim O'Connor
 

Charlie

I concur. Digital bits take up very little space! Just use the
"descreen filter" on your scanner and put something dark behind
the page to limit bleed-through. And you can sell the magazines
at a flea market instead of throwing them out.

Tim O'Connor

Seems to me if you want to just save selected pages scanning would be more
efficient than having to file paper shreds.
Charlie Vlk


Re: research, index,db,yeah, steam era and freight cars, can this group

Charlie Vlk
 

Slicing and dicing is great if you know in advance what you might need 10-15 years from now..... if your interests are fixed and not subject to change cutting apart magazines does save space. But I find the advertisements to have some value as they often show products that can shed light on modeling / research projects.
Besides, I find myself interested in things related to the history of the Hobby.
Seems to me if you want to just save selected pages scanning would be more efficient than having to file paper shreds.
Hopefully Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman, etc.. will make this discussion moot by issuing searchable archival disks like Trains Magazine is doing for the first 70 years of publication.
I do agree that it is the information that is important, not the uncounted (so far... we're starting to pack for a long-distance move!!) pounds of paper and shelf space it takes up.
Charlie Vlk


Re: PS2 question

SamClarke
 

Frank,

Contact me off list at mail@... and I'll get you a list.


Sam Clarke
Kadee Quality Products


From: Frank Valoczy
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 6:22 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] PS2 question



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


Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

soolinehistory <destorzek@...>
 

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


Hmmmmm. And what exactly distinguishes a "red shirt" from a "vest"
(as in: "vesties"). What is this costume/uniform theme all about?

Just wonderin'.

Tim O'Connor
The wearers of the red shirts tend to be younger than vesties, and probably have more hair; otherwise, not much.

Dennis


Re: NYC lettering question

SUVCWORR@...
 

Tony,

I don't have the info you are seeking but this site might help. I use it extensively for NYC info.

http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/nyc-resources.htm

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sun, Oct 17, 2010 10:12 pm
Subject: [STMFC] NYC lettering question


I'm starting to decal Sunshine kit 64.1, the NYC rebuilds of the
1916 auto cars. The Sunshine decals helpfully pair the rebuild dates
with the NYC lot numbers (to go with the emblem), but do not identify
car number groups to go with the lot numbers or rebuild dates. Does
this information exist anywhere? Sunshine provided only on oblique
photo of the car.

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: research, index,db,yeah, steam era and freight cars, can this group

ken_olson54022 <kwolson@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., Monk Alan <Alan.Monk@...> wrote:

My preferred solution to the great magazine indexing issue is to fillet the individual issues for the articles I want to keep for future reference and bin/recycle the rest.
That works wonderfully if your interests never change over your entire lifetime.
Certainly wouldn't work for me.......
:-{

Ken Olson


Re: Naperville schedule

Clark Propst
 

Maybe Bill could be given a couple of Stan's slots beings he's down four times : ))

Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@..., "alinejoe3" <alinejoe3@...> wrote:

Bill is a stand-by speaker.
Joe
Meet coordinator


Re: research, index,db,yeah, steam era and freight cars, can this group

Monk Alan <Alan.Monk@...>
 

My preferred solution to the great magazine indexing issue is to fillet the individual issues for the articles I want to keep for future reference and bin/recycle the rest. A good issue might be 25% good/75% bad in terms of useful articles... why on earth would you keep hold of the 75% bad??

Each filleted article is placed in plastic pocket and this then filed in a lever-arch file with similar articles - so if I want DS boxcars I just pull one file off the shelf and it's all there. Ditto for gons, cabeese, etc. So far, about 1 dozen lever-arch files of US-related articles (and about 20-odd for UK stuff).

You could divide by subject (locos, box cars, gons, layout planning, scenery, structures, track, etc) or by RR, with further sub-divisions (wood box-cars, steel boxcars, etc) whichever works best for you. I also include kit instructions in with the relevant folders, especially if they contain useful prototype info.

Pros - Saves me time (no wading through indexes, then getting distracted by other articles or, worse, adverts for stuff long out of production) and shelf-space/weight (any idea how heavy 25 years-worth of complete mags are??)

The main con is that there'll always be that one article you didn't keep... or worse, you one day change era/location/RR and suddenly your library's usefulness drops :(

But even eliminating the ads will cut the space/weight problem - and I have to say that the UK mags are ahead of the game here (and have been for many years) with all the adverts placed en-bloc at each end of the mag, leaving all the articles and features in one easily removed section in the middle - my local club recently went through our entire magazine library and removed all the ads from the UK magazines, saving around 60% on the shelf space and weight formerly required to store the whole collection with ads!

HTH,
Alan Monk,
London, UK

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Re: NYC lettering question

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Richard Hendrickson wrote:
Tony, I have the NYC diagram books for 1944 and 1954 and can probably give you car numbers if you'll post the lot numbers.
here's what Martin's decals have: 633-B, 634-B, 644-B, 654-B, 657- B, 664-B, 672-B. The photo provided, NYC 152540, APPEAR to be Lot 657- B, but with the screened image it's hard to be sure. Thanks in advance for car numbers.

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: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

sctry
 

Right you are. Saturday, October 23, 2010 is RED shirt day.


J. Greedy

--- In STMFC@..., Allen Rueter <allen_282@...> wrote:

You mean Saturday Oct 23?

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Allen Rueter
StLouis MO




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From: sctry <JGreedy@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sun, October 17, 2010 8:07:27 PM
Subject: [STMFC] RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville


Once again, the Chief Dispatcher of the "Shirts" (aka: Chicago shirt mafia,
Polish National Tour Bowling and Steam Era Modeling Society, those guys with the
shirts, etc.) has declarerd Saturday, October 24, 2010 to be RED SHIRT DAY at
RPM Naperville. He encourages all members in good standing to wear the colors
to maximize their enjoyment of all the Steam Era Freight Car models, clinics and
hospitality and if by chance you can not attend Naperville then we will see you
at Cocoa Beach!

J. Greedy
Recording Secretary - SHIRTS
(unofficially appointed)







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Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 17, 2010, at 6:55 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:


Hmmmmm. And what exactly distinguishes a "red shirt" from a "vest"
(as in: "vesties"). What is this costume/uniform theme all about?
Well, I'm going to wear my black "Friends of the Freight Car" shirt
on Saturday, and that's as close to "vestie-ness" as I ever want to get.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: NYC lettering question

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 17, 2010, at 7:12 PM, Anthony Thompson wrote:

I'm starting to decal Sunshine kit 64.1, the NYC rebuilds of the
1916 auto cars. The Sunshine decals helpfully pair the rebuild dates
with the NYC lot numbers (to go with the emblem), but do not identify
car number groups to go with the lot numbers or rebuild dates. Does
this information exist anywhere? Sunshine provided only on oblique
photo of the car.
Tony, I have the NYC diagram books for 1944 and 1954 and can probably
give you car numbers if you'll post the lot numbers.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

Brian Carlson
 

I immediately thought of Star Trek Red Shirts and you did not want to be one
of those guys on an away team.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY

prrk41361@...



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Tim
O'Connor
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2010 9:55 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville






Hmmmmm. And what exactly distinguishes a "red shirt" from a "vest"
(as in: "vesties"). What is this costume/uniform theme all about?


NYC lettering question

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

I'm starting to decal Sunshine kit 64.1, the NYC rebuilds of the 1916 auto cars. The Sunshine decals helpfully pair the rebuild dates with the NYC lot numbers (to go with the emblem), but do not identify car number groups to go with the lot numbers or rebuild dates. Does this information exist anywhere? Sunshine provided only on oblique photo of the car.

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: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

Tim O'Connor
 

Hmmmmm. And what exactly distinguishes a "red shirt" from a "vest"
(as in: "vesties"). What is this costume/uniform theme all about?

Just wonderin'.

Tim O'Connor

Once again, the Chief Dispatcher of the "Shirts" (aka: Chicago shirt mafia, Polish National Tour Bowling and Steam Era Modeling Society, those guys with the shirts, etc.) has declarerd Saturday, October 24, 2010 to be RED SHIRT DAY at RPM Naperville. He encourages all members in good standing to wear the colors to maximize their enjoyment of all the Steam Era Freight Car models, clinics and hospitality and if by chance you can not attend Naperville then we will see you at Cocoa Beach!

J. Greedy
Recording Secretary - SHIRTS
(unofficially appointed)


Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

Chris Sawicki
 

my apologies for sending this to the group, sorry y'all

--- In STMFC@..., Chris Sawicki <casawicki2@...> wrote:

Hi Andy- I'll buy a couple of the roofs.

Also what BL 50'ft undec kits do you have? I'd like 1 of #1000C tabbed sill if
available.

And 6 of the new Tahoe TMW-210 70 ton A-3 truck without the wheelsets

And 2 Intermountain 12 packs fo 33" semiscale wheels.

FWIW- the Andrews Intermountain trucks, 2 arrived with the frame broken off and
1 of the 8 was an ASF.

Please let me know the total, so I can mail you a check.

thanks,
Chris Sawicki
2403 Berwick Cove
Round Rock, TX 78681



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From: Andy Carlson <midcentury@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sun, October 17, 2010 9:57:07 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Branchline Blueprint 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar

 
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







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