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Re: Fine Wire Screen Material Found in my Kitchen

Marty McGuirk
 

Bill (and all):

I added a blog post to my blog with a couple of photos of the teabags with their "fine mesh" screen.

Tea wasn't all that great - the material seems promising for window screens.

http://centralvermontrailway.blogspot.com/2014/03/window-screen-material.html

 

Marty McGuirk


Re: MODELING TOOLS - SHEARS

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

Bill...

 

Are you talking about shears for cutting thin metal such as photo-etched parts? If so, I really like my Xuron 440  Mini-Scissor. Clean cuts and nice feel...

 

Manufactured in the USA too...

 

Jack Burgess

 

  
There have been several good discussions on this list lately concerning tools for modeling.  One of these was

for drills and one for tweezers.  Can someone recommend a really good quality  pair of shears?  I have been

buying the "popular" brand sold by Walthers and Micro Mark for years and they just do not hold up.  I so not

drop them on the floor, throw them against the wall or cut rebar with them.  Yet I seem to have to replace

them on a frequent basis.  I would appreciate any suggestions.

 

Bill Pardie

 

 





MODELING TOOLS - SHEARS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


There have been several good discussions on this list lately concerning tools for modeling.  One of these was
for drills and one for tweezers.  Can someone recommend a really good quality  pair of shears?  I have been
buying the "popular" brand sold by Walthers and Micro Mark for years and they just do not hold up.  I so not
drop them on the floor, throw them against the wall or cut rebar with them.  Yet I seem to have to replace
them on a frequent basis.  I would appreciate any suggestions.

Bill Pardie




Re: Steam freight car modeling tools - a decent pair of tweezers

thecitrusbelt@...
 

This was written by Dick Roberts on the Model Railroads of Southern California website:

 

“When I worked as a Supervisory Instrument Mechanic for the Navy, Otto Frei

was one of our principle sources for watchmaker's tools.  For modeling work,

the Dumont #7B tweezers (serrated, curved tips, perfect for handling small

parts) are indispensible; yes they are pricey but well worth the investment.

I recently found another source, since I have been needing to replace some

of mine:  From: "Electron Microscopy Sciences", http://www.emsdiasum.com .

 

I ordered a six-pack @ $32 each, they make great Christmas gifts for those

special model builders in your life.”

 

Dick is the owner of the excellent Nevada County Railroad in San Diego, CA.  This layout has been featured in Model Railroad Planning 2001, and the Sept/Oct 2006 NARROW GAUGE & SHORTLINE GAZETTE.  A key feature of the layout is the steel bridge over the Bear River (completed  in 2006). The October 2008 issue of RAILROAD MODEL CRAFTSMAN features an article by Dick on modeling this bridge, no doubt with the help of excellent tweezers.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


interior wood lining

Tim O'Connor
 

this is a sheet of .020 scribed Evergreen styrene that has been painted
a "wood" color. as needed I just cut out pieces for interiors or other uses.
the base color is streaked with very thin washes and/or pigments to vary
the colors and make it look like used varnished wood

https://www.flickr.com/photos/45425384@N04/13448980975/in/set-72157642917479595

Tim O'Connor


Re: Steam freight car modeling tools - a decent pair of tweezers

Denny Anspach <danspachmd@...>
 

In my recent post to this good list on this subject, I  neglected an important issue re: the fine Swiss Dumont/Vigor tweezers:  most do NOT have serrations.  For me, the serrations are a necessity to being able to reliably grasp and hold tiny parts, and the 7B type tweezers that I favor and treasure have the fine  serrations that I require. The curved tips of these tweezers also allow my wrist to comfortably rest easily and naturally on the table top while being used.

Denny

Denny S. Anspach
Sacramento, CA
 


Re: Steam freight car modeling tools - a decent pair of tweezers

Mikebrock
 


 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5:05 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Steam freight car modeling tools - a decent pair of tweezers

 

Stullers also offers vacuum tweezers if that is what you need, Tim, and has some two to three pages of tweezers on their site with 20 to 30 shown per page. You should be able to check the best price and pick

 your poison

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: National Film Board of Canada CN Train 406 video...

riverman_vt@...
 


 

 

     Thanks for this reference, Steve. All of these films are worth viewing so I'm glad you have found them for us.

Cordially, Don Valentine    


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michaelegross@aol.com <michaelEGross@...>
 

Hi!      

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Re: Steam freight car modeling tools - a decent pair of tweezers

jon miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 3/26/2014 6:38 PM, Ned Carey wrote:
I can't explain why but I have always preferred curved tweezers.

    I got  set on Amazon.  Good tweezers and really low cost.  The problem I had was I ordered two sets and only got one.  Asked the shippers to send another set but they told me it was difficult and simply refunded the money.  They are still available if anyone wants to try (free shipping);

13cm Length Black Anti-magnetic Straight Curved Tweezers 2 Pcs

-- 

Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax--Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Steam freight car modeling tools - a decent pair of tweezers

Ned Carey
 

I can't explain why but I have always preferred curved tweezers. If you haven't tried them I suggest you pick one up.
 
Ned Carey


National Film Board of Canada CN Train 406 video...

midrly
 

Taken on the run of this hotshot from Cornwall, Ontario to Turcot Yard in Montreal, Quebec, this 1958 documentary shows late steam-era operation on CN, as well as MANY US roads' STMFC's rolling on CN rails.  An SP boxcar being switched in Montreal, and several US reefers next to the van (caboose) on this train.  GMD, MLW, and CLC power all are featured.  And the work dress of railroaders of the time is interesting in itself.

Steve Lucas.

https://www.nfb.ca/film/train_406


Sunshine Inventory

Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>
 

Now that the kit inventory has dwindled down so much, I don’t understand why Trish can’t make a list of remaining kits and distribute it to the faithful so we don’t write checks only to have them returned with an apologetic note that the kits we wished to purchase are no longer available.

 

End of rant.

 

Nelson Moyer


Re: Sunshine Type 30 and other tanks

David
 

Yep, 62.1 and 62.5 are NLA.

David Thompson


Re: Fine Wire Screen Material Found in my Kitchen

riverman_vt@...
 

    I needed to order some screen for teh "vents" and expected to order from Clover House but your message about the screen from the coffee maker being better prompted me to look at their site. SInce several sizes were found I'm not sure whetgher their screen mesh size varies or only the physical size of the filter. That is what prompted my question.Which of teh Bodum filters do you recommend?

 

Thanks again, Don Valentine



---In STMFC@..., <fgexbill@...> wrote :

Don I long ago lost the packaging the Clover House screen came in but knowing me I ordered the smallest available.

Bill Welch


Re: Steam freight car modeling tools - a decent pair of tweezers

riverman_vt@...
 

Stullers also offers vacuum tweezers if that is what you need, Tim, and has some two to three pages of tweezers on their site with 20 to 30 shown per page. You should be able to check the best price and pick

 your poison

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Steam freight car modeling tools - a decent pair of tweezers

Tim O'Connor
 

Yeah, I was kinda joking there, Dennis.

I'm reminded of talking with Frank Hodina at Naperville as he was assembling
a resin kit and he basically eschewed having a large selection of tools, giving
the impression that he had a hammer, a pair of pliers, a razor saw, X-Acto knife
and some glue and that's all ya needed to build stuff. :-)

Tim O'

I had one of those years ago, Tim, and it proved to be less useful than it would seem at first. The item to be picked up needs a flat surface at least as large as the hole in the tip; even then, there was nothing to keep the part from pivoting around its point of contact. One of the advantages of real tweezers is they maintain a fixed alignment between part and hand, so slight adjustments of the wrist will change the angle of the part, even after it has made contact with the model. With the vacuum tweezers, not so much.

I should dig that thing out and see if it still works and put it on e-bay.

Dennis


Re: Steam freight car modeling tools - a decent pair of tweezers

destorzek@...
 

I had one of those years ago, Tim, and it proved to be less useful than it would seem at first. The item to be picked up needs a flat surface at least as large as the hole in the tip; even then, there was nothing to keep the part from pivoting around its point of contact. One of the advantages of real tweezers is they maintain a fixed alignment between part and hand, so slight adjustments of the wrist will change the angle of the part, even after it has made contact with the model. With the vacuum tweezers, not so much.

I should dig that thing out and see if it still works and put it on e-bay.

Dennis


Re: N&W Test Loading Boxcars

George Eichelberger
 

SRHA has a video of the Southern’s screen sided car being smacked into at various speeds. At times, it was loaded with cans of whitewash that would be dumped and spill out the sides of the cars after a rough coupling. There is also a scene where a double sheathed (wood) box car (freshly painted on the side toward the camera) is left fouling a turnout then another box car is kicked into it derailing one and laying the other on its side. Both clips are on a SRHA DVD set Green Frog issued a year or so ago. (Excellent scenes of laying welded rail, working on the Lake Ponch. bridge, etc. The DVDs are available from the SRHA Grab (srha.net).


Re: Fine Wire Screen Material Found in my Kitchen

Tim O'Connor
 

A quick Google search shows there are some incredibly fine wire mesh products available,
down to about 0.001 or smaller wire sizes.

https://www.midwesternind.com/pdf/wire_mesh_chart.pdf

Tim O'

Thanks for a great tip, Bill, but please advise which size you bought or is there no difference in the screen size amongst them? Can't tell from wgt is coming up with the Google search.

Thanks again, Don Valentine...... Who notes that there are still some of these Wright Trak models here for those who want them without delay. Please contact me off list if interested.

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