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Re: Rivarossi HO 0-6-0T US Army switcher

Charlie Vlk
 

I do not have the model, but according to the factory drawings (I did the artwork for Hornby USA) the dimensions are spot on for the 5’-0” driver spacing and 54” driver diameter of the prototype according to the USATC diagram for the prototype.

Charlie Vlk

Railroad Model Resources

 

What is the driver diameter and driver spacing on the Rivarossi HO 0-6-0T US Army switcher reviewed in the May 2014 MR? Use to be that driver diameter and sometimes driver spacing would be mentioned in a review but that doesn't seem to be the case any more.

Thanks.

Richard


Rivarossi HO 0-6-0T US Army switcher

Richard MCQUADE
 

What is the driver diameter and driver spacing on the Rivarossi HO 0-6-0T US Army switcher reviewed in the May 2014 MR? Use to be that driver diameter and sometimes driver spacing would be mentioned in a review but that doesn't seem to be the case any more.

Thanks.

Richard


Mainline Modeler

ron christensen
 

I have a complete set of Mainline Modeler, because I would like to sell it complete, I have not had an offer. So I would consider selling by the year. If you are interested contact me off list.

Ron Christensen



Re: Rotary Tool Milling Machine

Misc Clark
 

Gene, where did you get Shop Notes? Magazine rack or subscription?
TIA, Clark Cone


On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 8:34 PM, genegreen1942@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

The current issue (Vol 23, Issue 136) of SHOP NOTES, a magazine aimed at wood workers, has an article on making a milling machine including x-y table using a Dremel motor tool.  It appears within our capabilities although a table saw would certainly make construction easier and more accurate. 


There's a number of modeling projects that would be better done with a milling machine.


Gene Green



Rotary Tool Milling Machine

genegreen1942@...
 

The current issue (Vol 23, Issue 136) of SHOP NOTES, a magazine aimed at wood workers, has an article on making a milling machine including x-y table using a Dremel motor tool.  It appears within our capabilities although a table saw would certainly make construction easier and more accurate. 


There's a number of modeling projects that would be better done with a milling machine.


Gene Green


Re: Instructions for Smoky Mountain SOU. 52'6" 70-ton Gon

 

Bill, if nothing else, you can send me the disc, and I¹ll do it for you. The
PDF may have to be sent via DropBox, though.

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Instructions for Smoky Mountain SOU. 52'6" 70-ton Gon







A few years ago Smoky Mountain Model Works offered kits the the Southern's
1953 Pullman built 70-ton 52' 6" gondola. The instructions are on a small
disk that Apple computers cannot use. I am hoping someone with this kit and
a PC would be willing to open their disk and do a "Save as PDF" and email it
to me at fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com substituting a "@" for the (at).



SMMW not longer supports this model and while I thought the Wright Trak had
acquired these kits, they are not mentioned on their website.



Thank you!



Bill Welch











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Instructions for Smoky Mountain SOU. 52'6" 70-ton Gon

Bill Welch
 

A few years ago Smoky Mountain  Model Works offered kits the the Southern's 1953 Pullman built 70-ton 52' 6" gondola. The instructions are on a small disk that Apple computers cannot use. I am hoping someone with this kit and a PC would be willing to open their disk and do a "Save as PDF" and email it to me at fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com substituting a "@" for the (at).


SMMW not longer supports this model and while I thought the Wright Trak had acquired these kits, they are not mentioned on their website.


Thank you!


Bill Welch

 


Re: MORE ERIE BOXCARS

ed_mines
 

Which railroads painted roofwalks would be a nice article for an upcoming RPC as would cars known to have unpainted .galvanized roofs.

 

Ed Mines

 


 


Re: Decal order

Eric Thur
 

Tim,

 That is good news, but there are a number of us, who have orders pending Three months to over one year with no response to emails. I do not want to push or breach any STMFC posting rules. This is my last post on this Subject, Please contact me directly if you have any comments.

erict1361@...

Thanks,
 Eric Thur


Re: Decal order

Tim O'Connor
 

Has anyone heard from Gerald Glow?
> James Cummings

I have emails from Jerry sent to STMFC on 1/6, 2/17, 2/18, 2/22 and
a personal email from Jerry sent 3/26. I also purchased decals from
Jerry about 6 months ago (Dec 2013), and the order was filled immediately.
The personal email was about a new project and Jerry replied (immediately)
he was not starting any new projects until he got caught up on back orders.

That's all I know about that...

Tim O'Connor


Re: Decal order

Eric Thur
 

All,

 I spoke with Gerald Glow by phone about Five weeks ago regarding a decal order I places over Three months ago. He Mentioned Computer issues and the Inability to access emails, since I sent him several over the past three months with no response.  He told be that I would receive my decals shortly, that was over five weeks ago. I then Sent him a letter requesting a Refund if he could not mail them out by June 1st, since I have a Freight car building project due for a customer. I was able to find an earlier but alternate set of Decals. I have since not heard back from him, nor received any mailings.

 If any of you have been waiting 90 Days or More for Decals from Gerry Glow, Please contact me off List.

Eric Thur

erict1361@...


Re: Decal order

 

As I understand it, there are health problems, but it¹s his brother. But I
may be mistakenŠ.

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:59 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Decal order







More than a year since he cashed my last check. I fear health problems (?)

Dan Sweeney, Jr.
Alexandria, VA


Re: Decal order

Dan Sweeney Jr
 

More than a year since he cashed my last check.  I fear health problems (?)
Dan Sweeney, Jr.
Alexandria, VA


Re: Decal order

Pierre Oliver
 

Have you got that query on auto repeat? :-)
Seems it shows up every month or so.
And no, I'm still owed an order.
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 12/06/2014 8:30 AM, jkcummings@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

Has anyone heard from Gerald Glow?

James Cummings



Decal order

jimbojk2003
 

Has anyone heard from Gerald Glow?

James Cummings


Re: ERIE 95000 series roofs was RE: Painting HO Scale Brass

Tony Thompson
 

Al Kresse wrote:

Hot-dipped galvanized steel was difficult to paint.  When painted it tended to peel.  

   Quite true, but the same is true of all galvanized surfaces. The problem is the zinc surface, which has a loose oxide, so that paint has nothing solid to really stick to. It has nothing to do with the method by which the steel is galvanized, whether hot-dipped or literally galvanized by electrodeposition. Treatments to alter or "remove" the zinc oxide are intended to help paint adhesion.

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, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history





Re: ERIE 95000 series roofs was RE: Painting HO Scale Brass

water.kresse@...
 

Hot-dipped galvanized steel was difficult to paint.  When painted it tended to peel.  One of the steel companies offered a post wash treatment making the panels more-paintable. 
 
HERE I AM MAKING AN ASSUMPTION --
 
Not being post processed in a stamping press, the coined or pressed and then welded steel grates would "I ASSUME" would be then dipped in a galvanizing bath . . . and could use a heavier coating of zinc like used for buckets.
Al Kresse



Re: ERIE 95000 series roofs was RE: Painting HO Scale Brass

Schleigh Mike
 

Armand Premo had asked, "Speaking of painting,does anyone know the color of the roof on the Erie's 95000 40'-6" IL  auto box cars?"  Schuyler Larrabee and Ed Hawkins responded with details of the original build during the Dec 1941-Feb 1942 construction.  Schuyler further asked the period of interest and Armand responded, "1948-1950."  For these 100 double-door cars, it now gets interesting for in 1949 the ERIE decided that these XA cars should become XM.
While no obvious car details changed, apparently most, if not all, were repainted at the road's Port Jervis car shop using the then current painting and stenciling practices.  The first obvious visual was the application of the now two-year old six foot diamond but roof and end treatment became the standard freight car red of the sides.  Since the running board was originally galvanized steel, it would not need to be painted but it would be at least subject to the overspray of the roof repainting.  It seems logical that under the running board it could still be black in less or more degree to the proportion that attempts were made to 'shoot' through and under the running board.  So, what to do?  It is our choice as we will likely never see a good photo disclosing this detail.  This writer, modeling post-1949, intends to paint the roof flat black then install the running board then follow with the red allowing some black to still be seen underneath.
Prior to this recent discussion, consideration was being given to modeling one or two of these cars.  The seemingly obvious first choice was the RC-8500 undecorated kit but look at the ends--not enough ribs on this 10'-0" IH model--need 10'-4" and 5-5 Dreadnaught.  The IMRC 40899 is the choice with a second door applied to the left.  Shortcomings with this choice are the doors (Is there anything like them possessing the prototype's rib/space/seam arrangement?), the sides lacking the every-other rivet vertical rows outboard of seams (Archer rivet time!), and slight geometry differences in the 'darts' on the end.  Trucks are National B with wrought-steel wheels.
In XM service the ERIE 95000-95999 cars would be found all over the North American system up to the 1960 merger.  Shortly thereafter the E-L sold the group to the Great Northern.
Modeling the 1948-1950 time period, Armand has an interesting choice--Which way to paint?  Before or after the 1949 repainting?
Arcane detail regards---Mike Schleigh


On Monday, June 9, 2014 7:36 PM, "'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Thanks, Ed.  I knew (and know now) that some of the ERIE’s cars were done this way, but didn’t think this was one of those series.  Models done this way attract attention, as they look so different than other cars in a train.
 
Schuyler
 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2014 7:47 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: ERIE 95000 series roofs was RE: [STMFC] Painting HO Scale Brass
 
 
 
On Jun 8, 2014, at 1:42 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] wrote:


Likely black, originally, when built in 1942.  These had as you can see the small diamond.  Larger 6’ diamond were applied not long after.  When are you modeling?
 
Schuyler and Armand,
According to ACF paint specs in the bill of materials for lot 2288 (Erie 95000-95099), for new cars the roof seam caps were coated with black car cement while the rest of the roof (and running board) was unpainted galvanized steel. 
 
Sides & doors were Pittsburgh Carhide Brown. Black (car cement) applied to the u/f and ends. Black truck side frames. White stencils with white & black Erie monogram. 
Regards,
Ed Hawkins
 
 



Re: FW: Lovely image of early auto loading into a CIL gon

spsalso
 

If they're UN-loading them, then they likely would have already removed any protective tarps.


Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: MORE ERIE BOXCARS

water.kresse@...
 

Those details probably would have been covered in an Advisory Mechanical Committee (joint C&O, Erie, NKP and PM) specification.
 
Al Kresse


From: "Steam Era Frt Car Group"
To: "Steam Era Frt Car Group"
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:21:43 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] MORE ERIE BOXCARS


On Jun 11, 2014, at 11:58 AM, WILLIAM PARDIE PARDIEW001@... [STMFC] wrote:

Along with the recent discussion on Erie Boxcars can anyone tell me if the
roofwalks were painted on the Boxcars in the 78500 series? These were the

40' cars with the Viking roofs.

Bill,
ACF paint specs have the sides painted Sherwin-Williams freight car brown. No ACF paint sample was included in the bill of materials for this lot number (1948). Black car cement on the ends, roof, and underframe. Black trucks (side frames). The paint specs do not indicate if the Apex running boards/brake steps were to be painted or not, however, the builder's photo shows that the running boards and brake steps were not painted.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie78500adb.jpg

Regards,
Ed Hawkins

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