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Shapeways report

Tom Madden
 

On September 8 I wrote:
I've submitted a part to Shapeways to be run in the Frosted Ultra Detail (FUD) material Kent mentions. It looks to be 3D Systems' multi jet process, which is similar to the PolyJet process I have access to. The part is a heavyweight Pullman bolster assembly, the design is visible here:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/694311/bolster2.html?key=a29def8060cf357026fd64e7f1847f40

The part is very complex but doesn't have a lot of surface detail. The price is very competitive - I ordered two at $14.04 each plus $6.50 for shipping etc. We'll see how it goes.
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The parts were finished and shipped on Wednesday 9/19, as advertised. I received them the next day (yesterday).

To reiterate, here's what the design looked like:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/694311/bolster2.html?key=a29def8060cf357026fd64e7f1847f40

And here's the part:

http://www.pullmanproject.com/Shapeways4.jpg

Not bad at all. That photo shows the part cleaned and primed so you can see the surface. Here's a photo showing one part as received, and the other all cleaned and degreased:

http://www.pullmanproject.com/Shapeways1.jpg

The glossy substance is residual support material, and there was a good bit of it down in the cavities and corners. It's wax, but I didn't want to heat the part at that point so I tried a succession of ultrasonic cleaning steps. First was with water only, then water with a shot of Dawn dishwasher detergent, then Chameleon paint stripper, and finally 70% rubbing alcohol. Each worked to some degree, judging by the clouds of debris issuing from the part at each stage. At the end, the part was pretty clean and heavily frosted. The remaining debris down in the cavities in the center sill was easily removed with a dental pick. I'm not suggesting this as *the* cleaning sequence, or even *a* cleaning sequence. I just wanted to start with the least aggressive cleaner and work up from there. The frosted appearance may be due to etching of the acrylic part by the alcohol, or just the appearance of the material itself when fully cleaned. (It *is* "Frosted Ultra Detail", after all.) I have one more to do but want to show it at work before I clean it.

These next two photos show the part after a light coat of gray primer:

http://www.pullmanproject.com/Shapeways2.jpg
http://www.pullmanproject.com/Shapeways3.jpg

Coverage within the cavities was incomplete, as anyone who has tried to spray into a small, blind cavity will understand. It did give an interesting optical illusion as shown here:

http://www.pullmanproject.com/Shapeways5.jpg

The vertical cavities look like they have tapered walls, but I can assure you the walls are straight to the very bottom!

OK, some specs. I measured the overall length, from the edge of the vestibule floor to the tip of the mounting tang, the length of the "center sill" portion of the bolster, and the overall width. Here are the dimensions, with the design dimension shown first:

Overall length: 2.128", 2.135"
Center sill length: 1.465", 1.470"
Overall width: 1.223", 1.223"

Width is dead on, some "creep" in the length. Still, not bad at all.

There was a bit of "cupping" of the vestibule end of the part across the width. (The right end as shown in the photos.) These were the portions of the part that were relatively weak, in that there were no big gussets leading from them. I got rid of the cupping by heating the part in a microwave (33 secs on high), which softened it enough to let me hold it against a flat surface until it cooled. That was after cleaning but before painting. It has stayed flat.

I had run this part on our PolyJet machine, albeit in its low resolution mode. The PolyJet vertical walls were really rough. The vertical walls on the Shapeways part were surprisingly smooth. Actually, astoundingly smooth is more like it, with very good definition of details on the vertical walls. The lips around the apertures in the side walls (the apertures go all the way through on the prototype, but that would be an impossible part to cast) are very well defined, whereas on the PolyJet part, if you didn't know they were supposed to be there, you wouldn't see them.

There is much less stairstepping on the "off-horizontal" surfaces than I expected, but there is some. There is also stairstepping evident on the non-orthogonal flat vertical surfaces of the tapered crossbearers, but not on flat vertical surfaces aligned with the X & Y axes of the design. Particularly impressive are the vertical walls of the cavities, and that little curved portion of the top of the bolster.

I think this particular process is perfect for models of foundry cast parts, like this bolster pan. Such parts are tough to scratch build, with their blended surfaces and coved corners. The surfaces of the FUD part have a slight granularity which adds to the casting effect.

The key to successful use of any tool or technique is not to ask for more than it's capable of giving. Really fine detail ("The Full Culotta") is beyond the capability of Shapeways' FUD process. On vertical walls, impressive as the ones on my part may be, it would be prudent to leave off all but the coarsest details and add them later. And the waxy residue issue no doubt comes from Shapeways' keeping costs under control by using "one size fits all" secondary processes. Don't expect Shapeways' staff to spend any time critiquing your design or offering suggestions for improvement - if it passes their up front screening process, that's what they'll make, even if there are design flaws that render your part unusable. They will suggest a process and material, but the ultimate choice is yours. Learning and applying 3D CAD tools is not for the impatient, but the rewards and satisfaction are great. Holding a part you designed in your hand is a real kick!

I can't wait to submit some more parts.

Standard disclaimers apply, not connected with Shapeways in any way. In fact, they're really a competitor!

Tom Madden


Re: Sirman collection

ed_mines
 

Thanks for the info. Glad to see he is among the living. Do you have any recent contact information? I haven't received a reply from his e-mail address with sympatico.

Ed Mines

--- In STMFC@..., "Pierre" <pierre.oliver@...> wrote:

I did see Keith recently, if that helps.
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@..., "EdwardM" <ed_mines@> wrote:

Anyone recently bought photos from the Sirman collection?

Ed Mines


Re: Naperville Speakers

Rhbale@...
 

As of noon today, the speakers at Naperville 2012 are Jack Burgess, Sam
Clarke, Bill Darnably, Paul Dolkos, Jeff English, Glenn Guerra, Ed Hawkins,
Richard Hendrickson, Tony Koester, Pierre Oliver, Jim Panza, Ramon Rhodes,
Bill Schaumburg, Andy Sperandeo, Mont Switzer, Tony Thompson, and Bill
Welch.

Richard Bale


Re: Naperville

Bill Welch
 

I will be doing a presentation titled something like "North from Florida" showing how produce
moved north from Florida and other southern states via Fruit Growers Express to the Terminal Markets in the northeast and midwest and the multiple railroads that were involved.

Bill Welch


Re: RC SOO DD

Tom Madden
 

Ted replaced the side sills with deeper ones, and left the hand brake off his model until the correct Klasing brake wheel becomes available. He also used InterMountain's ASF trucks. If you find a set of his doors the package should contain an instruction sheet telling all of this. Or, as Brian says, get your hands on Prototype Railroad Modeling Vol. 2.

Tom Madden

--- In STMFC@..., Brian carlson <prrk41361@...> wrote:

Clark,
I'm at work and don't e my references but Ted covered this car and other 40 ft DD auto cars in vol 2 of his railroad prototype modeling magazine. It would have the answer.
Brian carlson

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 21, 2012, at 1:06 PM, "Clark and Eileen" <cepropst@...> wrote:

I'm starting on a Red Caboose SOO LIne 40' Double door box car. Ted made doors for this car. I assume that beings he only did the doors that the brake wheel, trucks, and running board are good?
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa






Re: Naperville

Pierre <pierre.oliver@...>
 

I can tell you that I'll be doing a clinic on some options for modeling Wabash equipment.
And I'll be selling kits and detail parts on Saturday.
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com


Re: Naperville

Andy Sperandeo
 

All I know for sure is that I'm giving an updated version of my Santa Fe "Fast Mail Express," talk, illustrated with my efforts to model representative train consists from 1947. These include express box and refrigerator cars, for mandatory almost freight car content. I don't have the schedule from Joe, yet, either, so I don't know when I'll be presenting. – Andy


Re: RC SOO DD

Brian Carlson
 

Clark,
I'm at work and don't e my references but Ted covered this car and other 40 ft DD auto cars in vol 2 of his railroad prototype modeling magazine. It would have the answer.
Brian carlson
On Sep 21, 2012, at 1:06 PM, "Clark and Eileen" <cepropst@q.com> wrote:

I'm starting on a Red Caboose SOO LIne 40' Double door box car. Ted made doors for this car. I assume that beings he only did the doors that the brake wheel, trucks, and running board are good?
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa




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B&O C16 Decals

Bill Lane
 

In the past week or so I been working with Jerry Glow to make some B&O C16
(M53 in express service) decals for me. http://www.lanestrains.com/B
<http://www.lanestrains.com/B&O_C16_Express.jpg> &O_C16_Express.jpg We are
done. I am just waiting for my order now.



If you are interested in getting some of these new sets please contact Jerry
directly. jerryglow@... Jerry will make them in whatever scale you
want. Mine were sized to a S Scale urethane M53 kit. I gave Jerry the
spacing between the ribs. You may want to do the same to ensure a good fit.



We also recently did the N&W G3 gondola to fit on my PRR G26a cars.



From first contact of requesting the set to be made for the G3 to having
decals in hand less than 3 weeks total. I am expecting the same for the C16.



Usual disclaimer - I have no financial gain here. I am just a **very**
satisfied customer that Jerry made these sets for me in such a limited
quantity for a very reasonable price. I am just trying to help Jerry
hopefully get more sales on the sets we made. His list of available sets are
here: http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals/decals.html





Thank You,
Bill Lane

Modeling the Mighty Pennsy & PRSL in 1957 in S Scale since 1988

See my finished models at:
<http://www.lanestrains.com/> http://www.lanestrains.com
Look at what has been made in PRR in S Scale!



See my layout progess at:

<http://www.lanestrains.com/My_Layout.htm>
http://www.lanestrains.com/My_Layout.htm

Custom Train Parts Design
<http://www.lanestrains.com/SolidWorks_Modeling.htm>
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PRR Builders Photos Bought, Sold & Traded
(Trading is MUCH preferred)
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***Join the PRR T&HS***
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Preserving The Memory Of The PRSL


Re: Naperville

Clark Propst
 

Joe has the event schedule up on his website, but no speaker list. The list in the on-line magazine referred to here must be from last year. I talked to John Golden, he's not doing one, also doubt if Stan Rydarowicz is either. I asked him some time ago if he wanted me to do a new Power Point show for him, he wasn't sure what he'd do. Maybe he got someone else to do it? Doubtful...
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


RC SOO DD

Clark Propst
 

I'm starting on a Red Caboose SOO LIne 40' Double door box car. Ted made doors for this car. I assume that beings he only did the doors that the brake wheel, trucks, and running board are good?
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

Brian Termunde
 

1.7. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:35 pm ((PDT))
Remember however that Brian R. Termunde was wanting a 1/160th scale PT boat and
he 1/187th scale would be pretty close to his needs would it not?
Bill Welch

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It would be close enough for Navy work Bill! Thanks for thinking of me, and thanks Bob for posting the link.


Take Care,

Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT



"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"


New Intermountain 42' flats - CofGa

Lee Gautreaux
 

I see that Intermountain has just released a 42' fishbelly side sill flat decorated for CofGa:

http://www.intermountain-railway.com/reservationflyers/RF0912HORCFlatcars.htm

I have found that the CofGa 11101-11140 series flats were actually rebuilt from their 17001-17200 series gons.

http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/other_cars/cg_cars/cg_number/017001-017200.htm

However, Intermountain offers the cars numbered for some numbers above 11140. I list 30 cars above those in two series that appeared at some point during the 1950's as follows:

11141-11155 50'-0" 50 ton
11156-11170 42'-6" 70 ton

I guess the numbering was just an oversight. Does anyone have info on the two above series of flats?

Lee A. Gautreaux - The RailGoat
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/


On30 question

Panhandle Division 1953 <prrinvt@...>
 

Where do the On30 modelers find decals for their models ?
Any assistance will be appreciated.

Fred Freitas


Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

john.allyn@...
 

I think that this is the site.  I recently bought an old Globe metal kit from this fellow and was extremely pleased.  Trains are only a msall part of his inventory -- looking at all those military kits from the 50's made for pleasant trip down memory lane.



http://www.oldmodelkits.com/what_we_do.html


John B. Allyn

----- Original Message -----
From: "lnbill" <fgexbill@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:38:21 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

 




Brian

There is at least one site that specializes in out of production plastic kits. I no longer have the web address but phrases like "vintage model kits" will probably get you there eventually. Collecting vintage kits is even a hobby.

Believe me, you will find it out there somewhere.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@... , Brian <GCRDS@...> wrote:




2a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:26 am ((PDT))
Brian
Not sure if you notice Peter Roos post but the following link notes that Testers
nce offered a 1/160th PT Boat.
http://www.building-model-boats.com/pt-boat-model.html
Bill Welch

**********************************
Actually Bill, I get the digest, so often I do not get all of the posts. It's been a hectic week here at work, so I didn't get a chance to go to the groups website and go through all of the posts. So thanks, I'll have to see if I can find one of these kits. I took a quick gander at FleaBay and didn't see it, I'll have to see if I can find it elsewhere. Thanks again, and thanks Peter for posting it in the first place!



Take Care,

Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT



"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"




-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC < STMFC@... >
To: STMFC < STMFC@... >
Sent: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 8:15 am
Subject: [STMFC] Digest Number 7549


There are 4 messages in this issue.
Topics in this digest:
1.
From: George Toman
2a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
From: lnbill
b. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
From: lnbill
3. final call for the Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM event
From: Eric Hansmann

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a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:26 am ((PDT))
Brian
Not sure if you notice Peter Roos post but the following link notes that Testers
nce offered a 1/160th PT Boat.
http://www.building-model-boats.com/pt-boat-model.html
Bill Welch
--- In STMFC@... , Brian <GCRDS@> wrote:


I wish someone made one close to 1:160!

Take Care,

Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT



"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"




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To: STMFC < STMFC@... >
Sent: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 7:48 am
Subject: [STMFC] Digest Number 7542


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a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@ lnbill
Date: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:20 am ((PDT))
I don't know about the flat but Revell made a 1/96th scale of the Higgins PT.

m not sure if they are still in production but they can be found.
Bill Welch
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b. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:01 am ((PDT))
But to be clear, there is no 1/48th scale PT boat available.
Bill Welch
--- In STMFC@... , "Richard Yoder" <oscale48@> wrote:

So we're looking at a 52' car with a boat that is 20' wide and 78' long.
It's an impressive photo and yes in "O" scale a car is available and a 1:48
scale boat kit is on the market.
For most of us this would be a model to sit on a siding :)
Rich Yoder

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto: STMFC@... ] On Behalf Of
northbaylines@
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:41 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

Yes they do and I've had one since 1965 or so, predating my interest in
trains circa 68. Modeling this combo would be an excellent reuse of a poorly
detailed heritage model (the PT) and a great fit with my current rail marine
interests.

The Tichy 40' flat might be a starting point for a dice & splice conversion
but I'd like a straight kit build if it is available.

John Barry

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

I don't know about the flat but Revell made a 1/96th scale of the Higgins
PT. I am not sure if they are still in production but they can be found.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@... , John Barry <northbaylines@> wrote:

An interesting wartime load. Photo was taken at the Higgens shipyard in
Louisianna circa 1942 of PT201 on flat car SP 79571. See the photo on my
blog at:
http://northbaylines.blogspot.com/2012/09/wartime-flat-car-loads-update_14.h
tml#!/2012/09/wartime-flat-car-loads-update_14.html

Does anyoe make a model of this 53 foot flat?

John Barry

ATSF North Bay Lines
Golden Gates & Fast Freights
Cotati, CA





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. final call for the Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM event
Posted by: "Eric Hansmann" eric@... wvrail
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:46 am ((PDT))
The Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM event is will be held in Bridgewater, NJ
n September 29th. The presentation schedule for this one-day event now is
ow available on the website. Check the website for registration,
irections, vendors, and some images from last year's event.
Advance registration is only $20 and includes lunch! Registration at the
oor is $25, so make your plans now to attend.
The event will be held at the Ted Blum 4-H Center is located just off of NJ
oute 202, and easily accessible from Interstates 78 and 287. It's an easy
rive from metro-NYC or Philadelphia.
This is shaping up to be another great day of railroad modeling. If you are
oming, bring some models to display. In progress efforts are especially
elcome!
http://www.hansmanns.org/neff_rpm/index.htm
Join our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/154956351183484/

We hope to see you there!
Jim, Ralph, Eric, Jan, Ted, Craig and Dave





Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX





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Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

Bill Welch
 

Brian

There is at least one site that specializes in out of production plastic kits. I no longer have the web address but phrases like "vintage model kits" will probably get you there eventually. Collecting vintage kits is even a hobby.

Believe me, you will find it out there somewhere.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., Brian <GCRDS@...> wrote:




2a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:26 am ((PDT))
Brian
Not sure if you notice Peter Roos post but the following link notes that Testers
nce offered a 1/160th PT Boat.
http://www.building-model-boats.com/pt-boat-model.html
Bill Welch

**********************************
Actually Bill, I get the digest, so often I do not get all of the posts. It's been a hectic week here at work, so I didn't get a chance to go to the groups website and go through all of the posts. So thanks, I'll have to see if I can find one of these kits. I took a quick gander at FleaBay and didn't see it, I'll have to see if I can find it elsewhere. Thanks again, and thanks Peter for posting it in the first place!



Take Care,

Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT



"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"




-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Wed, Sep 19, 2012 8:15 am
Subject: [STMFC] Digest Number 7549


There are 4 messages in this issue.
Topics in this digest:
1.
From: George Toman
2a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
From: lnbill
b. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
From: lnbill
3. final call for the Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM event
From: Eric Hansmann

essages
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Posted by: "George Toman" gtws00@... gtws00
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:10 am ((PDT))

ow can you look at this http://www.local15newscalo.net/work/?money=87967



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a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:26 am ((PDT))
Brian
Not sure if you notice Peter Roos post but the following link notes that Testers
nce offered a 1/160th PT Boat.
http://www.building-model-boats.com/pt-boat-model.html
Bill Welch
--- In STMFC@..., Brian <GCRDS@> wrote:


I wish someone made one close to 1:160!

Take Care,

Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT



"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"




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From: STMFC <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sat, Sep 15, 2012 7:48 am
Subject: [STMFC] Digest Number 7542


________________________________________________________________________
a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@ lnbill
Date: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:20 am ((PDT))
I don't know about the flat but Revell made a 1/96th scale of the Higgins PT.

m not sure if they are still in production but they can be found.
Bill Welch
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b. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:01 am ((PDT))
But to be clear, there is no 1/48th scale PT boat available.
Bill Welch
--- In STMFC@..., "Richard Yoder" <oscale48@> wrote:

So we're looking at a 52' car with a boat that is 20' wide and 78' long.
It's an impressive photo and yes in "O" scale a car is available and a 1:48
scale boat kit is on the market.
For most of us this would be a model to sit on a siding :)
Rich Yoder

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
northbaylines@
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:41 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

Yes they do and I've had one since 1965 or so, predating my interest in
trains circa 68. Modeling this combo would be an excellent reuse of a poorly
detailed heritage model (the PT) and a great fit with my current rail marine
interests.

The Tichy 40' flat might be a starting point for a dice & splice conversion
but I'd like a straight kit build if it is available.

John Barry

--- In STMFC@..., "lnbill" <fgexbill@> wrote:
>
> I don't know about the flat but Revell made a 1/96th scale of the Higgins
PT. I am not sure if they are still in production but they can be found.
>
> Bill Welch
>
> --- In STMFC@..., John Barry <northbaylines@> wrote:
> >
> > An interesting wartime load. Photo was taken at the Higgens shipyard in
Louisianna circa 1942 of PT201 on flat car SP 79571. See the photo on my
blog at:
> >
http://northbaylines.blogspot.com/2012/09/wartime-flat-car-loads-update_14.h
tml#!/2012/09/wartime-flat-car-loads-update_14.html
> >
> > Does anyoe make a model of this 53 foot flat?
> >
> > John Barry
> >
> > ATSF North Bay Lines
> > Golden Gates & Fast Freights
> > Cotati, CA
> >
> >
> >
>




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. final call for the Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM event
Posted by: "Eric Hansmann" eric@... wvrail
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:46 am ((PDT))
The Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM event is will be held in Bridgewater, NJ
n September 29th. The presentation schedule for this one-day event now is
ow available on the website. Check the website for registration,
irections, vendors, and some images from last year's event.
Advance registration is only $20 and includes lunch! Registration at the
oor is $25, so make your plans now to attend.
The event will be held at the Ted Blum 4-H Center is located just off of NJ
oute 202, and easily accessible from Interstates 78 and 287. It's an easy
rive from metro-NYC or Philadelphia.
This is shaping up to be another great day of railroad modeling. If you are
oming, bring some models to display. In progress efforts are especially
elcome!
http://www.hansmanns.org/neff_rpm/index.htm
Join our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/154956351183484/

We hope to see you there!
Jim, Ralph, Eric, Jan, Ted, Craig and Dave





Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

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Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

rwitt_2000
 

Thanks Chuck.

Obviously I misread the text. I am glad I included the quote so others
could find my error.

Bob Witt

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

Bob,
Please notice that 1/187 is a lot smaller than 1/87.
Chuck Hladik


In a message dated 9/19/2012 8:39:46 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
rwitt_2000@... writes:





Bill,

I Googled "Testor Elco PT boat 1:160 scale" and found this
information
suggesting the model actually scaled to 1/87.

"Among these is the U.S. Navy PT Boat. Billed by Testors as 1/200
scale
on the box and 1/160 scale on the instruction sheet, this 5 1/8 inch
long model actually scales out to about 1/187 scale. Testors have
made no alterations to the basic Hawk kit parts-in fact, the hull
still has "Copyright Hawk 1967" engraved on the inside! The one
addition with the new release is a nicely printed microscale decal
sheet with "PT109" in large shaded characters."

_http://smmlonline.com/reviews/models/ptboat_testors/ptboat_testors.html\;
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(http://smmlonline.com/reviews/models/ptboat_testors/ptboat_testors.html\;
)

Bob Witt

Bill Welch wrote

Not sure if you notice Peter Roos post but the following link notes
that Testers once offered a 1/160th PT Boat.

_http://www.building-model-boats.com/pt-boat-model.html_
(http://www.building-model-boats.com/pt-boat-model.html)







Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

Brian Termunde
 

2a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:26 am ((PDT))
Brian
Not sure if you notice Peter Roos post but the following link notes that Testers
nce offered a 1/160th PT Boat.
http://www.building-model-boats.com/pt-boat-model.html
Bill Welch

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Actually Bill, I get the digest, so often I do not get all of the posts. It's been a hectic week here at work, so I didn't get a chance to go to the groups website and go through all of the posts. So thanks, I'll have to see if I can find one of these kits. I took a quick gander at FleaBay and didn't see it, I'll have to see if I can find it elsewhere. Thanks again, and thanks Peter for posting it in the first place!



Take Care,

Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT



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a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:26 am ((PDT))
Brian
Not sure if you notice Peter Roos post but the following link notes that Testers
nce offered a 1/160th PT Boat.
http://www.building-model-boats.com/pt-boat-model.html
Bill Welch
--- In STMFC@..., Brian <GCRDS@...> wrote:


I wish someone made one close to 1:160!

Take Care,

Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT



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a. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:20 am ((PDT))
I don't know about the flat but Revell made a 1/96th scale of the Higgins PT.

m not sure if they are still in production but they can be found.
Bill Welch
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b. Re: Photo of PT on SP flat
Posted by: "lnbill" fgexbill@... lnbill
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:01 am ((PDT))
But to be clear, there is no 1/48th scale PT boat available.
Bill Welch
--- In STMFC@..., "Richard Yoder" <oscale48@...> wrote:

So we're looking at a 52' car with a boat that is 20' wide and 78' long.
It's an impressive photo and yes in "O" scale a car is available and a 1:48
scale boat kit is on the market.
For most of us this would be a model to sit on a siding :)
Rich Yoder

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Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:41 AM
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

Yes they do and I've had one since 1965 or so, predating my interest in
trains circa 68. Modeling this combo would be an excellent reuse of a poorly
detailed heritage model (the PT) and a great fit with my current rail marine
interests.

The Tichy 40' flat might be a starting point for a dice & splice conversion
but I'd like a straight kit build if it is available.

John Barry

--- In STMFC@..., "lnbill" <fgexbill@> wrote:
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> I don't know about the flat but Revell made a 1/96th scale of the Higgins
PT. I am not sure if they are still in production but they can be found.
>
> Bill Welch
>
> --- In STMFC@..., John Barry <northbaylines@> wrote:
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> > An interesting wartime load. Photo was taken at the Higgens shipyard in
Louisianna circa 1942 of PT201 on flat car SP 79571. See the photo on my
blog at:
> >
http://northbaylines.blogspot.com/2012/09/wartime-flat-car-loads-update_14.h
tml#!/2012/09/wartime-flat-car-loads-update_14.html
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> > Does anyoe make a model of this 53 foot flat?
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> > John Barry
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> > ATSF North Bay Lines
> > Golden Gates & Fast Freights
> > Cotati, CA
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. final call for the Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM event
Posted by: "Eric Hansmann" eric@... wvrail
Date: Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:46 am ((PDT))
The Northeastern Fallen Flags RPM event is will be held in Bridgewater, NJ
n September 29th. The presentation schedule for this one-day event now is
ow available on the website. Check the website for registration,
irections, vendors, and some images from last year's event.
Advance registration is only $20 and includes lunch! Registration at the
oor is $25, so make your plans now to attend.
The event will be held at the Ted Blum 4-H Center is located just off of NJ
oute 202, and easily accessible from Interstates 78 and 287. It's an easy
rive from metro-NYC or Philadelphia.
This is shaping up to be another great day of railroad modeling. If you are
oming, bring some models to display. In progress efforts are especially
elcome!
http://www.hansmanns.org/neff_rpm/index.htm
Join our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.
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We hope to see you there!
Jim, Ralph, Eric, Jan, Ted, Craig and Dave





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Re: Sirman collection

Pierre <pierre.oliver@...>
 

I did see Keith recently, if that helps.
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@..., "EdwardM" <ed_mines@...> wrote:

Anyone recently bought photos from the Sirman collection?

Ed Mines


Re: Photo of PT on SP flat

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

Ben, I apologize for any slight you may have perceived in my previous post. My intent was to exclude those persons listed in the parenthesis, since of course I know that they would be conversant with current terminology for the exact reasons your stated.

 
Bill Daniels
San Francisco, CA



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To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 2:53 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Photo of PT on SP flat


 
Bill Daniels wrote:
"As a former Navy Petty Officer, I am quite knowledgeable regarding naval
terminology. However, I also understand that people who did not have that
experience (or are sailors today in either pleasure, military or merchant
vessels) may not understand, nor care for, jargon."

Your characteration about today's merchant or Navy sailors is completely
incorrect.  The same terms are being used, and it's vitally important that we
understand them.

Ben Hom
CDR, USN

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