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Re: ATSF BX-11 model

Paul Doggett
 

Brian 

In H0 there’s Bx11/12/13 all done by Westerfield and are good kits.
Paul Doggett.    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 6 Oct 2021, at 12:58, Brian Stokes <bstokesndp@...> wrote:


Robert: I thought there was at least one resin version of this car out there? Seems you can have your creative side while others can have their RTR. 

For the (small minority) of folks like you and I there are ways to get what we want. In my case, I'm pretty much left to scratch-build the BX-11 that I want in Proto:48...



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Brian Stokes
North Point Street in Proto:48


Re: ATSF BX-11 model

Brian Stokes
 

Robert: I thought there was at least one resin version of this car out there? Seems you can have your creative side while others can have their RTR. 

For the (small minority) of folks like you and I there are ways to get what we want. In my case, I'm pretty much left to scratch-build the BX-11 that I want in Proto:48...



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Brian Stokes
North Point Street in Proto:48


Defect Card Holders

Scott H. Haycock
 

Folks,

In a modeling project I'm working on, I've noticed in my reference photos that all of the defect card holders are located on the bolster tab, on the right side, looking at the 'B' end. 

My question is, was this a standard location, or did it vary by carbuilder, or railroad, etc.

Thanks!

Scott Haycock  


Re: metal cars filler-a quick and easy method

Mark Vinski
 

I have used that method to make flush fitting windows using clear epoxy.

Mark Vinski


Re: ATSF BX-11 model

Robert Ellis <bobjel67@...>
 

The problem with that -- and I understand that not everyone will see it as a problem -- is that a corporate manufacturer will produce a limited number of RTR models and few, if any, undecorated kits. I will never, under any circumstances, buy a RTR model. I build models to enhance my modeling skills and to learn about the prototype.  I already know how to open a box, and I'm actually pretty good at it. My hobby is to create, not simply to possess. 
    I'll get down off the soap box now.

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021, 13:03 Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
I recommended this car and the related website to Rapido about five months ago. The documentation is very good.
Seems like something that has a ready market.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


metal cars filler-a quick and easy method

Andy Carlson
 

I have shared this following technique many times before on this list, but the ease, perfection in results and simplicity need to be mentioned again.

If the hole to be plugged is in a smooth cylinder area, simply stretching Scotch Tape over the opening, making sure that it is taut, will allow backfilling with epoxy (I recommend J.B.Weld original). I use a toothpick to get to the corners, which will be visible through the tape, making for a plug which is ready for primer and color after peeling off the tape. Witness marks are very difficult to detect. More time almost in removing the adhesive left behind from the tape (I use my thumb in a rubbing motion).

This technique will be found useful in many ways (Pluging a caboose window opening). J.B. Weld is available at EVERY auto parts stores and big box hardware stores.
-Andy

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 05:37:51 PM PDT, steve_wintner via groups.io <steve_wintner@...> wrote:


What is the base metal?

They make a variety of solders, including for white metal. So that might be an option. But. 

Milliput is a 2 part epoxy putty, which has fine grain. That'd likely be my choice if you can get inside. Goosh it on from inside, then file the outside flush. 

If you can get inside, I guess I'd try the brass screw trick. Hold it in with solder or CA, then file flush.


Re: metal cars filler

steve_wintner
 

What is the base metal?

They make a variety of solders, including for white metal. So that might be an option. But. 

Milliput is a 2 part epoxy putty, which has fine grain. That'd likely be my choice if you can get inside. Goosh it on from inside, then file the outside flush. 

If you can get inside, I guess I'd try the brass screw trick. Hold it in with solder or CA, then file flush.


Re: PRR H30 decals

Tim O'Connor
 


did PRR lettering change at some point ? - the cars have different lettering

On 10/5/2021 7:00 PM, Chuck Cover wrote:

I did a review of the Rail Shop PRR H30 model in the PRRT&HS publication TKM No.78, Autumn 2011, which included some construction photos.  I have now built 2, they are nice kits.  Photo of finished cars on the layout are attached.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

PRR’s Shamokin Branch

Attachments:



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: PRR H30 decals

Chuck Cover
 

I did a review of the Rail Shop PRR H30 model in the PRRT&HS publication TKM No.78, Autumn 2011, which included some construction photos.  I have now built 2, they are nice kits.  Photo of finished cars on the layout are attached.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

PRR’s Shamokin Branch


Re: PRR H30 decals

James Brewer
 

On Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 4:39 PM Matthew Hurst <handbt33@...> wrote:

Hello Clark,

He needs to look up Mount Vernon Shops.  John Frantz does great work.

Regards,
Matthew Hurst



On October 5, 2021, at 4:32 PM, "Clark  Propst via groups.io" <cepropst=q.com@groups.io> wrote:


A friend is starting on a Rail Shop Pennsy H30 hopper kit and needs decals. I told him to check K4 and I called a company doing PRR decals - "Middle Division"?

I'm sure he'd appreciate any help. He models 68 so he prefer later black lettering.

Thanks alot, Clark


Re: PRR H30 decals

Matthew Hurst
 

Hello Clark,

He needs to look up Mount Vernon Shops.  John Frantz does great work.

Regards,
Matthew Hurst



On October 5, 2021, at 4:32 PM, "Clark  Propst via groups.io" <cepropst@...> wrote:


A friend is starting on a Rail Shop Pennsy H30 hopper kit and needs decals. I told him to check K4 and I called a company doing PRR decals - "Middle Division"?

I'm sure he'd appreciate any help. He models 68 so he prefer later black lettering.

Thanks alot, Clark


PRR H30 decals

Clark Propst
 

A friend is starting on a Rail Shop Pennsy H30 hopper kit and needs decals. I told him to check K4 and I called a company doing PRR decals - "Middle Division"?

I'm sure he'd appreciate any help. He models 68 so he prefer later black lettering.

Thanks alot, Clark


Re: ATSF BX-11 model

Bob Chaparro
 

I recommended this car and the related website to Rapido about five months ago. The documentation is very good.
Seems like something that has a ready market.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Building B&O M-26b boxcars

 

Excellent work as usual, Eric!

 

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Eric Hansmann <eric@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 8:11 AM
To: realSTMFC <RealSTMFC@groups.io>, "main@BaltimoreAndOhioRailroadList.groups.io" <main@BaltimoreAndOhioRailroadList.groups.io>, "main@PlasticFreightCarBuiilders.groups.io" <main@PlasticFreightCarBuiilders.groups.io>, "Proto-Layouts@groups.io" <Proto-Layouts@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Building B&O M-26b boxcars

 

Upgraded Red Caboose HO scale boxcar kits are featured in the latest Resin Car Works blog post. B&O M-26b prototypes are targeted for the model details.

 

 

Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Building B&O M-26b boxcars

Eric Hansmann
 

Upgraded Red Caboose HO scale boxcar kits are featured in the latest Resin Car Works blog post. B&O M-26b prototypes are targeted for the model details.


Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: Sunday's ebay listing

Bill Keene
 

When I have purchased a couple of Clark’s offerings I have told him that he can keep the Kadee couplers as I use Sergents and would just be tossing the Kadees. Better that they go to another use than the trash can.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Oct 4, 2021, at 3:49 PM, Clark Propst via groups.io <cepropst@...> wrote:

Or, just leave them off!

Wait to see who the buyer is, then change to suit…
 Brian Ehni


Re: Sunday's ebay listing

Clark Propst
 

Or, just leave them off!

Wait to see who the buyer is, then change to suit…

 Brian Ehni


Re: metal cars filler

ed_mines
 

I would solder or epoxy a piece of shim stock to the inside of the car before adding the putty.


Re: Sunday's ebay listing

Robert Ellis <bobjel67@...>
 

Personally, I like Sergents. My heirs can worry about selling them. 


On Mon, Oct 4, 2021, 16:18 BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

Wait to see who the buyer is, then change to suit…

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of "Clark Propst via groups.io" <cepropst=q.com@groups.io>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 at 3:10 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Sunday's ebay listing

 

Choosing a coupler for a item you plan to sell is tough. I refer Kadee scale head style. Others prefer the old standby #5. Some like to trim the trip wire, others like it. I forgot to add uncoupling levers so I'll paint the spring while I'm at it.
Clark Propst


Re: metal cars filler

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


Years ago I learned from Paul Jansen to tap and put a screw in the hole.  Then cut and file to shape.
This applied primarily to brass locomotives, but the concept applies to any medium.

Bill Pardie


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