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Re: Robert Weaver

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Ken and List Members,
 
Ken wrote: "the Quality Craft label...snip...This line of products was sold and then re-issued as Gloor Craft"
 
I had always wondered what the relation was (if any) between Quality Craft and Gloor Craft - now I know, thanks.
 
Ken also wrote: "the Quality Craft label, made an extensive line of wood/metal craftsman kits (freight cars and structures) in HO and O scales". In addition to HO and O, Quality Craft also made N scale kits. My memory was they made a PRR N5c cabin car kit (otherwise known as a caboose to the rest of the world) and other car and structure kits as well. One example of their N scale kits can be seen at the link below...
 
 
 
Claus Schlund
 

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Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Robert Weaver

Robert Weaver, under the Quality Craft label, made an extensive line of wood/metal craftsman kits (freight cars and structures) in HO and O scales before he started making O scale plastic and brass models. This line of products was sold and then re-issued as Gloor Craft. He also developed the Scalecoat line of paint, which was sold to Minute Man Models in 2015, which continues to sell it.
Ken Montero
On 08/11/2021 9:25 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Robert Weaver

Information from Trains Magazine:

Robert Weaver, who established Quality Craft/Weaver Model Trains with his wife, Shirley, in 1965 and over the next half-century manufactured plastic and brass O gauge two- and three-rail locomotives and rolling stock, died on August 7, 2021, at the age of 93.

The Weavers launched their business in Northumberland, Pa., and eventually came to specialize in state-of-the-art replicas of, particularly Pennsylvania RR steam, diesel, and electric prototypes, along with familiar and uncommon freight cars seen on railroads across the U.S. The manufacturing side of the business ended operation in 2015, with Atlas O and Lionel later purchasing some of the Weaver tooling.


Re: Robert Weaver

Kenneth Montero
 

Robert Weaver, under the Quality Craft label, made an extensive line of wood/metal craftsman kits (freight cars and structures) in HO and O scales before he started making O scale plastic and brass models. This line of products was sold and then re-issued as Gloor Craft. He also developed the Scalecoat line of paint, which was sold to Minute Man Models in 2015, which continues to sell it.
 
Ken Montero

On 08/11/2021 9:25 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:
 
 

Robert Weaver

Information from Trains Magazine:

Robert Weaver, who established Quality Craft/Weaver Model Trains with his wife, Shirley, in 1965 and over the next half-century manufactured plastic and brass O gauge two- and three-rail locomotives and rolling stock, died on August 7, 2021, at the age of 93.

The Weavers launched their business in Northumberland, Pa., and eventually came to specialize in state-of-the-art replicas of, particularly Pennsylvania RR steam, diesel, and electric prototypes, along with familiar and uncommon freight cars seen on railroads across the U.S. The manufacturing side of the business ended operation in 2015, with Atlas O and Lionel later purchasing some of the Weaver tooling.


UP B-50-19 Lettering Question

irv_thomae
 

According to the caption of a photo on p. 368 of RP CYC #35, these "1937 AAR" boxcars were built in the summer of 1936,  some at Omaha and others at Grand Isle.   Unlike later yellow slogans etc, the caption specifically says that all lettering was white, "including slogans," and the photo does look that way.    There is a decal set in the Speedwitch line (now offered by National Scale Car) for classes B50-19 and B50-21, but its slogans are yellow -which seems to be correct for the -21's but apparently not for the -19's.   
    Does anyone know of a decal source (in HO) for the all-white B-50-19 's as built?
Thanks,
Irv


Robert Weaver

Bob Chaparro
 

Robert Weaver

Information from Trains Magazine:

Robert Weaver, who established Quality Craft/Weaver Model Trains with his wife, Shirley, in 1965 and over the next half-century manufactured plastic and brass O gauge two- and three-rail locomotives and rolling stock, died on August 7, 2021, at the age of 93.

The Weavers launched their business in Northumberland, Pa., and eventually came to specialize in state-of-the-art replicas of, particularly Pennsylvania RR steam, diesel, and electric prototypes, along with familiar and uncommon freight cars seen on railroads across the U.S. The manufacturing side of the business ended operation in 2015, with Atlas O and Lionel later purchasing some of the Weaver tooling.


Re: Lackawanna questions

Clark Propst
 

On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 03:23 PM, Eric Hansmann wrote:
Rather than dropping the model, I twist the car body for  joints to crack.
Eric Hansmann
Ah, a full Nelson instead of a body slam  ;  ))
Clark


Re: Lackawanna questions

Scott H. Haycock
 

 

 

On 08/11/2021 5:15 PM Douglas Harding <iowacentralrr@...> wrote:

Clark is too impatient for an overnight freeze.

Just build a couple of other kits in the meantime?

 
Scott Haycock


Re: Lackawanna questions

Douglas Harding
 

Clark is too impatient for an overnight freeze.

 

But good tip. Thanks.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 5:23 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Lackawanna questions

 

I usually put the model in the freezer overnight but I know that’s just crazy talk to you. 

 

Rather than dropping the model, I twist the car body for  joints to crack.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


On Aug 11, 2021, at 5:06 PM, Clark Propst via groups.io <cepropst@...> wrote:

This morning I tried to remove the roof. I sawed along the ends and then ran my knife along one side getting nowhere  I had laid on quite a bit of ACC and it was doing it's job. So I tossed it in the ice cube tray in the freezer. After a couple hours I dropped it on the floor as I remember I was supposed to do? One of the bulkheads I put in fell out. Dropped it again and the other one fell out. Put it back in the freezer. Just now I dropped it on the floor a few times with nothing happening. Finally just pried on the ends with my thumbs and they came snapped off. Then bent the sides, they snapped off too. Now I can reassemble the kit using a rectangular panel roof this time...
Clark Propst


Re: Lackawanna questions

Eric Hansmann
 

I usually put the model in the freezer overnight but I know that’s just crazy talk to you. 

Rather than dropping the model, I twist the car body for  joints to crack.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Aug 11, 2021, at 5:06 PM, Clark Propst via groups.io <cepropst@...> wrote:

This morning I tried to remove the roof. I sawed along the ends and then ran my knife along one side getting nowhere  I had laid on quite a bit of ACC and it was doing it's job. So I tossed it in the ice cube tray in the freezer. After a couple hours I dropped it on the floor as I remember I was supposed to do? One of the bulkheads I put in fell out. Dropped it again and the other one fell out. Put it back in the freezer. Just now I dropped it on the floor a few times with nothing happening. Finally just pried on the ends with my thumbs and they came snapped off. Then bent the sides, they snapped off too. Now I can reassemble the kit using a rectangular panel roof this time...
Clark Propst


Re: Lackawanna questions

Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Clark,

Persistence pays off!  Sometimes we have to just take the bull by the horns (or the car by the sides or ends) and go for it.  Congrats on getting it apart with totally destroying it, and best wishes for an orderly and precise rebuild with the correct roof.

Todd Sullivan


Re: Lackawanna questions

Clark Propst
 

This morning I tried to remove the roof. I sawed along the ends and then ran my knife along one side getting nowhere  I had laid on quite a bit of ACC and it was doing it's job. So I tossed it in the ice cube tray in the freezer. After a couple hours I dropped it on the floor as I remember I was supposed to do? One of the bulkheads I put in fell out. Dropped it again and the other one fell out. Put it back in the freezer. Just now I dropped it on the floor a few times with nothing happening. Finally just pried on the ends with my thumbs and they came snapped off. Then bent the sides, they snapped off too. Now I can reassemble the kit using a rectangular panel roof this time...
Clark Propst


Re: Intermountain display at Collinsville

Nelson Moyer
 

You have my yes vote.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Frank Hodina
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 9:31 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Intermountain display at Collinsville

 

If anyone is interested I have the pattern for the Sunshine coversion. Wouldn't take much to turn it into a mini-kit

Frank Hodina
Resin Car Works


Re: Lackawanna questions

G.J. Irwin
 

Mel Perry wrote: the only place yo find this copy is epay or rrtreasures, the current owners thrashed everything that carstens produced

Off topic, but this is not accurate.  Carstens did not have any archives available to be "thrashed."  I have this straight from the current editor of RMC,

Glad I didn't toss my back issues...

George Irwin
Rochester NY


Re: Intermountain display at Collinsville

Ken Adams
 

Was there any mention of the kit version?  I ordered the kits almost 5 years ago and they were still listed on the IM website as coming.  SP had a large number of the ACF built hoppers (used for cement service to pave California) with a full side sheet dating from 1948.  
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Intermountain display at Collinsville

 

All,

There is the Yarmouth mini kit for Type 3 roofs also.  See:

AC&F 1958 cu. ft. Covered Hopper Roof Type 3 - Yarmouth Model Works

Regards,

Mike Aufderheide


Re: Intermountain display at Collinsville

Frank Hodina
 

If anyone is interested I have the pattern for the Sunshine coversion. Wouldn't take much to turn it into a mini-kit

Frank Hodina
Resin Car Works


Re: Gon color

Clark Propst
 

On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 05:23 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Tell me the class you want to model and I can be specific. Likewise on trucks. I have some photos also if you need one.

Tony Thompson
tony@...
Thanks Tony. I was given class and brake info from your book on another list. Truck types would be very helpful! I suppose I'll make it a G-50-21 blt in 49. A photo would be appreciated too.
Clark Propst
 

 

 


From: Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com>

 
 
 
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Re: KEWANEE BOILER SHiPPING PLACARD

Seth Lakin
 

With my Jerry Hamsmith CB&Q FM-11 flat car kit ready to hit the paint shop, a pair of Multiscale Digital Kewanee Boilers on the way, Charlie’s placard PDF, in hand, a question. 

What was the background color for the placards?

Thanks
Seth Lakin
Michigan City IN


Re: KEWANEE BOILER SHiPPING PLACARD

Charlie Vlk
 

Bruce-
You are very welcome!
Just a small repayment for all the great knowledge sharing that I have benefitted from over the years!
Charlie Vlk


On Aug 10, 2021, at 9:14 PM, Bruce Griffin <bdg1210@...> wrote:



Charlie,

Thank you for sharing, a great gon or flat car load and easy to obtain and model with signage. Much appreciated. 

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

 


Re: KEWANEE BOILER SHiPPING PLACARD

Bruce Griffin
 

Charlie,

Thank you for sharing, a great gon or flat car load and easy to obtain and model with signage. Much appreciated. 

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

 


Re: Gon color

Tony Thompson
 

Clark, most of the T&NO cars used Ajax hand brakes. The first 200 used Klasing, a few used Universal. Tell me the class you want to model and I can be specific. Likewise on trucks. I have some photos also if you need one.

Tony Thompson
tony@...