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Re: Sourcing clear plastic rod

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I might have some of that. Or did I throw it out?

SGL

My LHS has .040 fiber optic cable but it's coiled. Don't know what it
does out of the package. This is often used for Hobo fires in the STFCs
(boxcars) <VBG>!

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


Re: Sourcing clear plastic rod

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Exactly.

Do you mean rigid acrylic rod?

At 3/1/2009 05:17 PM Sunday, you wrote:
Forgive me for asking something potentially off topic, but I am trying to find some small
diameter
clear plastic rod. Specifically, in the immediate case, I need some 0.040" clear plastic rod.

Small Parts: no.
McMaster Carr: no
General Google search results: nothing smaller than .0625"

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!


Re: Naperville 2009

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Jim Brewer wrote:
Are there any firm dates set for Naperville 2009? I'm trying to plan out some vacation, etc. Thanks.
Halloween weekend again.

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Re: Sourcing clear plastic rod

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

You will probably have to get some larger styrene rod and stretch it over a candle. A lot of trial and error, in other words.

KL

----- Original Message -----
From: Schuyler Larrabee

Forgive me for asking something potentially off topic, but I am trying to find some small diameter
clear plastic rod. Specifically, in the immediate case, I need some 0.040" clear plastic rod.
----- Original Message -----


Re: Sourcing clear plastic rod

Tim O'Connor
 

Do you mean rigid acrylic rod?

At 3/1/2009 05:17 PM Sunday, you wrote:
Forgive me for asking something potentially off topic, but I am trying to find some small diameter
clear plastic rod. Specifically, in the immediate case, I need some 0.040" clear plastic rod.

Small Parts: no.
McMaster Carr: no
General Google search results: nothing smaller than .0625"

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!


Naperville 2009

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

All,

Are there any firm dates set for Naperville 2009? I'm trying to plan out some vacation, etc. Thanks.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD


Re: Sourcing clear plastic rod

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

My LHS has .040 fiber optic cable but it's coiled. Don't know what it does out of the package. This is often used for Hobo fires in the STFCs (boxcars) <VBG>!

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


Sourcing clear plastic rod

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Forgive me for asking something potentially off topic, but I am trying to find some small diameter
clear plastic rod. Specifically, in the immediate case, I need some 0.040" clear plastic rod.

Small Parts: no.
McMaster Carr: no
General Google search results: nothing smaller than .0625"

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!


Some more excellant websites

S hed <shed999@...>
 

http://www.cbu.edu/~mcondren/FSVB-Railroad-Pages.htm

http://www.cbu.edu/~mcondren/Memphis-Railroad-Pages.htm

http://www.cbu.edu/~mcondren/FSVB/Midland-Valley.htm


To: stmfc@...
From: shed999@...
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 10:11:30 -0800
Subject: [STMFC] NYC Railroads






I found this incredible website on railroads of the New York City area.

http://www.trainweb.org/bedt/IndustrialLocos.html#INDEX

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Re: GE incandescent lamps

Tim O'Connor
 

Champ once did decals for the GE Lamps cars, HC-270.

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-03-01-09/ILDX_331_Niles_Ohio_Apr_1974.jpg

Interesting covered hopper. Can't read the dates on it, but the
weathering is really nifty!
Schuyler,
The ILDX cars were built in 9 small groups from 1940 through 1951
numbered 300-355. There were 56 cars in all, 40 by AC&F and 16 by GATC.
The AC&F cars were shown in my articles in Railmodel Journal in the
early 1990s. The ILDX 331 was from the GATC series 326-341 built in
early 1949. Note the use of two locking bar tines per hatch cover vs.
single tines on the ILDX cars built by AC&F. The ILDX 319 (link to
photo in your other message) was from AC&F in 1946. Also, the GATC
series had "closed sides" while all of the AC&F-built cars had "open
sides."
These cars can be accurately modeled with the new InterMountain models.
Hopefully they will produce a decorated model in one of these schemes.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: GE incandescent lamps

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Schuyler Larrabee

Interesting covered hopper. Can't read the dates on it, but the weathering is really nifty!

----- Original Message -----

From the July 1961 ORER the reporting locations or these cars were:

ILDX 319: Kentucky Glass Works, Lexington KY
ILDX 331: Niles Glass Works, Niles OH
ILDX 353: Pitney Glass Works, Cleveland OH

KL


Re: GE incandescent lamps

Ed Hawkins
 

On Mar 1, 2009, at 2:13 PM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-03-01-09/
ILDX_331_Niles_Ohio_Apr_1974.jpg

Interesting covered hopper. Can't read the dates on it, but the
weathering is really nifty!

SGL
Schuyler,
The ILDX cars were built in 9 small groups from 1940 through 1951
numbered 300-355. There were 56 cars in all, 40 by AC&F and 16 by GATC.
The AC&F cars were shown in my articles in Railmodel Journal in the
early 1990s. The ILDX 331 was from the GATC series 326-341 built in
early 1949. Note the use of two locking bar tines per hatch cover vs.
single tines on the ILDX cars built by AC&F. The ILDX 319 (link to
photo in your other message) was from AC&F in 1946. Also, the GATC
series had "closed sides" while all of the AC&F-built cars had "open
sides."

These cars can be accurately modeled with the new InterMountain models.
Hopefully they will produce a decorated model in one of these schemes.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


FW: (erielack) ILDX 331 GE Covered Hopper

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Stolen from another list:

Another paint scheme for GE covered hoppers is on the fallen flags website
at:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ge/ildx319ajs.jpg

and yet another at:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ge/ildx353ags.jpg

SGL


GE incandescent lamps

Schuyler Larrabee
 

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-03-01-09/ILDX_331_Niles_Ohio_Apr_1974.jpg

Interesting covered hopper. Can't read the dates on it, but the weathering is really nifty!



SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!


NYC Railroads

S hed <shed999@...>
 

I found this incredible website on railroads of the New York City area.



http://www.trainweb.org/bedt/IndustrialLocos.html#INDEX



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Re: STMFC on the rrfallenflags website

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Chet,

Thanks for the heads up....some real gems there.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: Chet French
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 1:23 AM
Subject: [STMFC] STMFC on the rrfallenflags website


Was looking through the new material on George's WEB site
http://www.dnaco.net/~gelwood/ and found some nice steam era freight
car photos taken in the early 1950's in the Toronto and Buffalo area.
They are shown as taken in the "50's" and credited to Jim Parker. Both
Canadian and US roads, many broadside views. Worth the time to browse
through them. They are in the "New Material" listings.

Chet French
Dixon, IL


Re: Sourcing clear plastic rod

Charles Hladik
 

Schuyler,
Try _www.plastruct.com_ (http://www.plastruct.com) they have 1/16 and
up.
Chuck Hladik

In a message dated 3/1/2009 5:17:48 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
schuyler.larrabee@... writes:




Forgive me for asking something potentially off topic, but I am trying to
find some small diameter
clear plastic rod. Specifically, in the immediate case, I need some 0.040"
clear plastic rod.

Small Parts: no.
McMaster Carr: no
General Google search results: nothing smaller than .0625"

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!





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Re: Drill Bits and MiniMate

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
 

I will second the opinions favoring the MicroLux drill press. I have found it to be one of most reliable and useful tools in my benchtop armamentarium, and although one has to be very selective, I use up to #80 drills successfully; #76 drills routinely.

I have had a Brazelton drill press for many years, and there are some tasks for which I still favor that tiny precision machine (primarily some work with brass locomotives). However, years might go by between perceived need. The Brazelton does not handle well some of the relatively blunt-tipped tiny drills that seem to seep out of the LHS woodwork, while the MicroLux can at times just force the drills to do their job.

Personally, when purchasing steel drills, I only purchase drills made in the US, Germany, Switzerland or Japan- no where else. The cost on the front end more than makes up for the pervasive absence of quality control seemingly rampant from those made elsewhere.

My battery powered Dremel is not a MiteyMite, but the version of the full sized Dremel Tool. I do not know the current products, but at the time of purchase I passed up the MiteyMite because of poor speed control. I have found the full sized tool to be excellent. The speed control is the best I have yet experienced with Dremel; the battery charge gives you a long working life; and it is extremely well balanced so that I can hold it steadily in my hand (like a pen) when drilling multiple tiny holes. It is my right hand when I take up my usual summer front porch freight car building frenzy.

Denny


Re: STMFC on the rrfallenflags website

Bert Decker
 

rwitt_2000 wrote:


--- In STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>, "Chet French" <cfrench@...> wrote:

Was looking through the new material on George's WEB site
http://www.dnaco.net/~gelwood/ <http://www.dnaco.net/%7Egelwood/>
and found some nice steam era freight
car photos taken in the early 1950's in the Toronto and Buffalo area.
They are shown as taken in the "50's" and credited to Jim Parker. Both
Canadian and US roads, many broadside views. Worth the time to browse
through them. They are in the "New Material" listings.

Chet French
Dixon, IL
Chet,

Thank you for finding the posting of these new photos.

I found this one interesting as I have never seen scrap loaded in a
gondola in this manner.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/cn/cn660239jpa.jpg <http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/cn/cn660239jpa.jpg>

Bob Witt
Indianapolis, Indiana

I don't want to believe that this car was actually accepted for interchange! And if you look at the bracing for the transformer you can see that it has shifted and needs to be re-blocked. Erk!

Bert


Re: STMFC on the rrfallenflags website

rwitt_2000
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Chet French" <cfrench@...> wrote:

Was looking through the new material on George's WEB site
http://www.dnaco.net/~gelwood/ and found some nice steam era freight
car photos taken in the early 1950's in the Toronto and Buffalo area.
They are shown as taken in the "50's" and credited to Jim Parker. Both
Canadian and US roads, many broadside views. Worth the time to browse
through them. They are in the "New Material" listings.

Chet French
Dixon, IL
Chet,

Thank you for finding the posting of these new photos.

I found this one interesting as I have never seen scrap loaded in a
gondola in this manner.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/cn/cn660239jpa.jpg

Bob Witt
Indianapolis, Indiana

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