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Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Tony Thompson
 

Brian Termunde wrote:

No, the Trainworx Gon is certainly longer than either MT's or Atlas's 42' gon's. I won't guarantee that's 46', but definitely not 40' - 42'

      In that case, the model is wrongly painted for most of the roads they show on their website, all of which had nominally 40-foot 7-post GS gondolas.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






New eBay listings

Clark Propst
 

I've listed two F&C assembled freight cars on eBay. A MP panel side gon and a CV auto box.  If interested here are the links.

 


Re: BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

Peter Ness
 

From Jim Abbot’s web site;

 

Highball Graphics Decals are printed using a Kodak Polychrome Graphics First Check proofer. This uses the same Micro Dry Technology as the Alps MD Series printers. I use a high quality Water Slide decal paper from Microscale Industries. Although the decal film is thin, it's very strong, and can be hard to work with in big sections. The end result is well worth the extra time applying them. Be very careful to avoid contact with the surface of the decal with tweezers or other hard objects as they can scratch very easily. After the model is finish coated you won't have to worry about it. I Suggest using luke warm water as hot water activates the paper too quickly and can make the decals hard to handle. I prefer using Walthers Solvaset for a setting solution although any commercial decal set will work. Because of the characteristics of the ink itself it will not shrink down over details as well as Silk Screened decals. I suggest gently using a soft pencil eraser to help stretch the decals down over small details but only after the decal has initially set up. Then you can hit it again with decal set. They may take some getting used too but I think you will be very pleased with the results. If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask.

 

Jim made some New Haven TOFC trailer decals for me almost 10 years ago and I’ve also used the New Haven MOW decals.  Neither were pixelated like a dot matrix printer. YMMV.

 

Peter Ness

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 2:43 PM
To: realstmfc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

 


Does anyone know if Highball has improved his decals? I bought some a number
of years ago, and they are very "pixelated" - appear to be done on a computer
printer. If Ted Culotta is having Cartograf decals made, I will be happy with those!

Tim O'




Hi Tim,
I’m not doing decals, lol.  This will most likely be an F&C kit and my experience with their decals is they are not the most desirable in any case. I don’t know what Microscale or others offer for BAR decals, but I think Highball graphics offers what you’re looking for.
http://mgdecals.com/F-250.htm
 
Knowing that, if you’re in for one, please reply with an address.  This is no commitment at this time until we hit 50 kits and I will keep folks posts as we progress.
 
Regards,
Peter
 

I'm interested in a kit, especially if you can do repaint decals. :-)

Tim O'



I am looking for interest in a resin kit of the New Haven 45000-45099, BAR 2000-2299 40ft
Steel Plug Door Insulated Box Cars (XIH) built by Pacific Car and Foundry in 1953 for both
railroads. While these cars wore several schemes over the years, they are most noted for
the popular red, white and blue State of Maine scheme. This will be a one-piece body kit.

If you are interested, please email me at prness@... Please use the title of this
topic as the subject of your email. Also please include your name, mailing address and the
quantity of kits you will purchase. 50 orders should do the trick. For those who reply
I'll keep you posted of progress towards the goal.

Thanks for your help and support.

Peter Ness


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

Tim O'Connor
 

Accupaint made both ALUMINUM, and ARTIFICIAL ALUMINUM - both excellent colors.
I think they are still offered by TRUCOLOR. (The "artificial" color is what you
see on UPS trailers, and older non-stainless steel Amtrak passenger cars, and
many SP ex-Daylight passenger cars.)

Tim O'

I don't know there is a good Aluminum paint out there
Peter Ness
--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Brian Termunde
 

No, the Trainworx Gon is certainly longer than either MT's or Atlas's 42' gon's. I won't guarantee that's 46', but definitely not 40' - 42'

Brian Termunde
Midvale, UT


Re: Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

Peter Ness
 

Bill,

 

I don’t know there is a good Aluminum paint out there, but that’s a great looking model!  Thank you for sharing the photos, and I like the concept of changing the paint-outs on both sides.

 

Peter Ness  

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 12:11 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

 

Although I have been collecting photos of these Georgia cars for years it was the acquisition of a 1956 Jack Parker photo of #19733 with a good shot of their welded roof that gave me the confidence to build a new model to replace a much earlier build. I recently finished painting my Georgia USRA 50-ton Steel rebuild. Recently I finished painting it and have now applied the decals. I was not pleased with any of the Acrylic Aluminum paints I experimented with but despite its grainy look I liked the dull look of what you see here. I painted the black first and then mask it for the Aluminum. It seems like no matter the masking job I do, some of those pesky metallic granules sneak under the mask so then I mask the Aluminum and spayed more black. Next I attached the Speedwitch doors, door guides and the scratch built ladders I had already painted. The aluminum and black effectively hide the many harvested rivets required to properly model these cars but hopefully weathering will eventually bring them back.

Speedwitch has decals specifically for this car but I had to also use their Atlanta & West Point/Western Railway of Alabama set because the Georgia set does not have the “XM” nor does it have the numeral “7” or enough of “3’s” to do car #19733. I have several photos of these cars in this scheme and some seem to show black “paint outs” while in others these appear to be boxcar red. I decided to do one side with black and the other with BCR. There was also some variation for the “XM’ stenciling location so I did it differently on each side. After the flat coat is applied I will install black Kadee bracket grabs that have been dulled by media blasting. The last item to go on will be the scratch-built black Wood running board. Before installation I will sand it lightly and carefully to chip or wear some of the black paint from it.

If you are curious you can search “georgia usra rebuild” to see photos under construction and in primer.


Bill Welch


Re: Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

Tim O'Connor
 

Bill

Duh, it never occured to me to use clear coat - instead I always sprayed the
edge of the tape with the color being protected! But clear makes more sense!

Tim


I little trick that I learned years ago is to shoot at clear coat over the model after  masking.  When dry shoot the second color. This really seals the edge of the tape and provides a very crisp edge.

Bill Pardie

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

Tim O'Connor
 


Does anyone know if Highball has improved his decals? I bought some a number
of years ago, and they are very "pixelated" - appear to be done on a computer
printer. If Ted Culotta is having Cartograf decals made, I will be happy with those!

Tim O'



Hi Tim,
Im not doing decals, lol.  This will most likely be an F&C kit and my experience with their decals is they are not the most desirable in any case. I dont know what Microscale or others offer for BAR decals, but I think Highball graphics offers what youre looking for.
http://mgdecals.com/F-250.htm
 
Knowing that, if youre in for one, please reply with an address.  This is no commitment at this time until we hit 50 kits and I will keep folks posts as we progress.
 
Regards,
Peter
 

I'm interested in a kit, especially if you can do repaint decals. :-)

Tim O'



I am looking for interest in a resin kit of the New Haven 45000-45099, BAR 2000-2299 40ft
Steel Plug Door Insulated Box Cars (XIH) built by Pacific Car and Foundry in 1953 for both
railroads. While these cars wore several schemes over the years, they are most noted for
the popular red, white and blue State of Maine scheme. This will be a one-piece body kit.

If you are interested, please email me at prness@... Please use the title of this
topic as the subject of your email. Also please include your name, mailing address and the
quantity of kits you will purchase. 50 orders should do the trick. For those who reply
I'll keep you posted of progress towards the goal.

Thanks for your help and support.

Peter Ness

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

Ted Culotta
 

Artwork is done for the SoM scheme. I did it for another prospective kit manufacturer and he did not act upon it. No idea about the status of his project. I will be happy to offer the decals. For Tim and others, I started on the modern scheme and can have some of those run, too.

Cheers,
Ted

Ted Culotta
Speedwitch Media
P.O. Box 392, Guilford, CT 06437


Re: BREX 76252 upgrade

Tony Thompson
 

Lester Breuer wrote:

I chose BREX  76252 steel refrigerator, a 5th Avenue Car Shops/Accurail kit to assemble and upgrade.  Upgrade includes Kadee running board, installing wire grabs and ladder rungs and other details on sides.  Adding and improving  “B” end details and underbody.   


    Good looking reefer, Lester.

Tony Thompson




Re: BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

Pierre Oliver
 

Talk to Ted Culotta about decals


On Oct 8, 2018, at 1:21 PM, Peter Ness <prness@...> wrote:

Hi Tim,

I’m not doing decals, lol.  This will most likely be an F&C kit and my experience with their decals is they are not the most desirable in any case. I don’t know what Microscale or others offer for BAR decals, but I think Highball graphics offers what you’re looking for.

http://mgdecals.com/F-250.htm

 

Knowing that, if you’re in for one, please reply with an address.  This is no commitment at this time until we hit 50 kits and I will keep folks posts as we progress.

 

Regards,

Peter

 

From: Tim O'Connor [mailto:timboconnor@...]
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 1:05 PM
To: prness@...; realstmfc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

 

Peter

I'm interested in a kit, especially if you can do repaint decals. :-)

Tim O'



I am looking for interest in a resin kit of the New Haven 45000-45099, BAR 2000-2299 40ft
Steel Plug Door Insulated Box Cars (XIH) built by Pacific Car and Foundry in 1953 for both
railroads. While these cars wore several schemes over the years, they are most noted for
the popular red, white and blue State of Maine scheme. This will be a one-piece body kit.

If you are interested, please email me at prness@... Please use the title of this
topic as the subject of your email. Also please include your name, mailing address and the
quantity of kits you will purchase. 50 orders should do the trick. For those who reply
I'll keep you posted of progress towards the goal.

Thanks for your help and support.

Peter Ness


Re: Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Bill:

I little trick that I learned years ago is to shoot at clear coat over the model after  masking.  When dry shoot the second color.
This really seals the edge of the tape and provides a very crisp edge.

Bill Pardie



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Welch <fgexbill@...>
Date: 10/8/18 6:11 AM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

Although I have been collecting photos of these Georgia cars for years it was the acquisition of a 1956 Jack Parker photo of #19733 with a good shot of their welded roof that gave me the confidence to build a new model to replace a much earlier build. I recently finished painting my Georgia USRA 50-ton Steel rebuild. Recently I finished painting it and have now applied the decals. I was not pleased with any of the Acrylic Aluminum paints I experimented with but despite its grainy look I liked the dull look of what you see here. I painted the black first and then mask it for the Aluminum. It seems like no matter the masking job I do, some of those pesky metallic granules sneak under the mask so then I mask the Aluminum and spayed more black. Next I attached the Speedwitch doors, door guides and the scratch built ladders I had already painted. The aluminum and black effectively hide the many harvested rivets required to properly model these cars but hopefully weathering will eventually bring them back.

Speedwitch has decals specifically for this car but I had to also use their Atlanta & West Point/Western Railway of Alabama set because the Georgia set does not have the “XM” nor does it have the numeral “7” or enough of “3’s” to do car #19733. I have several photos of these cars in this scheme and some seem to show black “paint outs” while in others these appear to be boxcar red. I decided to do one side with black and the other with BCR. There was also some variation for the “XM’ stenciling location so I did it differently on each side. After the flat coat is applied I will install black Kadee bracket grabs that have been dulled by media blasting. The last item to go on will be the scratch-built black Wood running board. Before installation I will sand it lightly and carefully to chip or wear some of the black paint from it.

If you are curious you can search “georgia usra rebuild” to see photos under construction and in primer.


Bill Welch


Re: BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

Peter Ness
 

Hi Tim,

I’m not doing decals, lol.  This will most likely be an F&C kit and my experience with their decals is they are not the most desirable in any case. I don’t know what Microscale or others offer for BAR decals, but I think Highball graphics offers what you’re looking for.

http://mgdecals.com/F-250.htm

 

Knowing that, if you’re in for one, please reply with an address.  This is no commitment at this time until we hit 50 kits and I will keep folks posts as we progress.

 

Regards,

Peter

 

From: Tim O'Connor [mailto:timboconnor@...]
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 1:05 PM
To: prness@...; realstmfc@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

 

Peter

I'm interested in a kit, especially if you can do repaint decals. :-)

Tim O'



I am looking for interest in a resin kit of the New Haven 45000-45099, BAR 2000-2299 40ft
Steel Plug Door Insulated Box Cars (XIH) built by Pacific Car and Foundry in 1953 for both
railroads. While these cars wore several schemes over the years, they are most noted for
the popular red, white and blue State of Maine scheme. This will be a one-piece body kit.

If you are interested, please email me at prness@... Please use the title of this
topic as the subject of your email. Also please include your name, mailing address and the
quantity of kits you will purchase. 50 orders should do the trick. For those who reply
I'll keep you posted of progress towards the goal.

Thanks for your help and support.

Peter Ness


Re: Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

Bill Vaughn
 

Yes Bill a good paint for silver is needed.

Bill Vaughn


Re: BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

Tim O'Connor
 

Peter

I'm interested in a kit, especially if you can do repaint decals. :-)

Tim O'



I am looking for interest in a resin kit of the New Haven 45000-45099, BAR 2000-2299 40ft
Steel Plug Door Insulated Box Cars (XIH) built by Pacific Car and Foundry in 1953 for both
railroads. While these cars wore several schemes over the years, they are most noted for
the popular red, white and blue State of Maine scheme. This will be a one-piece body kit.

If you are interested, please email me at prness@... Please use the title of this
topic as the subject of your email. Also please include your name, mailing address and the
quantity of kits you will purchase. 50 orders should do the trick. For those who reply
I'll keep you posted of progress towards the goal.

Thanks for your help and support.

Peter Ness

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: A tantalizer for Chicagoland RPM

StephenK
 

I am interested in the roof paint.   It seems unusual to paint the ribs only on a galvanized roof (or did they paint the panels silver and the ribs BCR?).  

Steve Kay


BREX 76252 upgrade

Lester Breuer
 

I keep building  to reduce the inventory so another blog post.   I chose BREX  76252 steel refrigerator, a 5th Avenue Car Shops/Accurail kit to assemble and upgrade.  Upgrade includes Kadee running board, installing wire grabs and ladder rungs and other details on sides.  Adding and improving  “B” end details and underbody.   The photos and writeup are on my blog I started to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

Lester Breuer


Georgia USRA Steel Rebuild w/Aluminum paint

Bill Welch
 

Although I have been collecting photos of these Georgia cars for years it was the acquisition of a 1956 Jack Parker photo of #19733 with a good shot of their welded roof that gave me the confidence to build a new model to replace a much earlier build. I recently finished painting my Georgia USRA 50-ton Steel rebuild. Recently I finished painting it and have now applied the decals. I was not pleased with any of the Acrylic Aluminum paints I experimented with but despite its grainy look I liked the dull look of what you see here. I painted the black first and then mask it for the Aluminum. It seems like no matter the masking job I do, some of those pesky metallic granules sneak under the mask so then I mask the Aluminum and spayed more black. Next I attached the Speedwitch doors, door guides and the scratch built ladders I had already painted. The aluminum and black effectively hide the many harvested rivets required to properly model these cars but hopefully weathering will eventually bring them back.

Speedwitch has decals specifically for this car but I had to also use their Atlanta & West Point/Western Railway of Alabama set because the Georgia set does not have the “XM” nor does it have the numeral “7” or enough of “3’s” to do car #19733. I have several photos of these cars in this scheme and some seem to show black “paint outs” while in others these appear to be boxcar red. I decided to do one side with black and the other with BCR. There was also some variation for the “XM’ stenciling location so I did it differently on each side. After the flat coat is applied I will install black Kadee bracket grabs that have been dulled by media blasting. The last item to go on will be the scratch-built black Wood running board. Before installation I will sand it lightly and carefully to chip or wear some of the black paint from it.

If you are curious you can search “georgia usra rebuild” to see photos under construction and in primer.


Bill Welch


BAR/NH Insulated Box Car Resin Kit

Peter Ness
 

I am looking for interest in a resin kit of the New Haven 45000-45099, BAR 2000-2299 40’ Steel Plug Door Insulated Box Cars (XIH) built by Pacific Car and Foundry in 1953 for both railroads. While these cars wore several schemes over the years, they are most noted for the popular red, white and blue “State of Maine” scheme. This will be a one-piece body kit.


If you are interested, please email me at prness”at”roadrunner”dot”com. Please use the title of this topic as the subject of your email. Also please include your name, mailing address and the quantity of kits you will purchase. 50 orders should do the trick. For those who reply I’ll keep you posted of progress towards the goal.


Thanks for your help and support.

Peter Ness


Plastic freight cars for sale

Clark Propst
 

Last year I sold some surplus plastic models to attendees of the Chicago Land meet. I'd like to offer a few more this year. If you're going to attend and are interested in want I have please send me an email at:
cepropst@q.com
and I'll send you photos and prices.
Thanks!!
Clark Propst

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