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Re: Andrews Cast side 50 ton trucks

brianleppert@att.net
 

Ray, a builder's photo of your 50-ton truck appears in Westerfield's DVD on American Car & Foundry Builder's Photos 1899-1928. It shows the cast-on lettering. Or you could buy a pair of my HO scale USRA trucks.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV


Re: Airbrushing Acrylics - preshading

Tom Madden
 

Would it help to spray the model with body color first, then do the shading, then a final, lighter coat of body color? That way when you spray the final coat you can pay attention to the degree of shading you're retaining rather than worrying about coverage.


Haven't tried it, just a thought...


Tom Madden


Re: Airbrushing Acrylics - preshading

Curt Fortenberry
 


I recently tried the pre-shading technique on my rib side boxcar projects.  As was mentioned, the follow on colors need to be thinner or you'll cover it up.  I also came back with lighter color in between the ribs.  All gets very muted if you overdue the weathering.  But it can help with the shadows and work with the weathering.  

Curt Fortenberry


Re: Airbrushing Acrylics - preshading

Charlie Duckworth
 

I recently used pre-shading with black on a couple of SS boxcar models and liked the contrast when it was finished.  I shaded only the metal parts of the model with black and then airbrushed the carbody with the BCR.  The trick is not to overspray the carbody color too much or you loose the effect.

Charlie Duckworth   


Re: Might be a dumb question, but...

Tony Thompson
 

Jim Betz wrote:

Darn it guys!!!,

I try and try to ignore the way my friends deride me for being a
member of STMFC ...

Me: "I saw something on steam freight car last night ...".
Them: "You mean those rivet counters - are you -actually- a
member of that group?".
Me: "Yes, I am ... and they aren't all -that- bad."

... and then here we are with a thread that is not about how
many rivets there are but even about rivet spacing ... *Sigh*
Jim, let me dig around and see if I still have a lapel badge to give you, containing Richard Hendrickson's remark, "Rivets Count."

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Might be a dumb question, but...

tbarney2004
 

Tell them, thanks to your hobby, you can't afford too!  Those STMFC's are too plentiful.

Tim Barney


-------- Original message --------
From: "jimbetz jimbetz@... [STMFC]"
Date:06/01/2015 11:19 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Might be a dumb question, but...

Darn it guys!!!,

   I try and try to ignore the way my friends deride me for being a
member of STMFC ...

   Me:  "I saw something on steam freight car last night ...".
   Them:  "You mean those rivet counters - are you -actually- a
                  member of that group?".
   Me:  "Yes, I am ... and they aren't all -that- bad."

... and then here we are with a thread that is not about how
many rivets there are but even about rivet spacing ... *Sigh*

   Them:  "Jim, get a LIFE."  (I never know how to respond to that.)


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Western Pacific 15001-16000 SS boxcar photos

Bill Welch
 

I am hoping some of western modelers here may have an in-service photo of the Western Pacific's 15001-16000 SS boxcar. (Might be 1501-1600 series instead) This is a relatively short in height car built in October 1916 with a straight U/F and Lumber Door.


Any help will be appreciated.

Bill Welch

 


Re: Might be a dumb question, but...

Jim Betz
 

Darn it guys!!!,

I try and try to ignore the way my friends deride me for being a
member of STMFC ...

Me: "I saw something on steam freight car last night ...".
Them: "You mean those rivet counters - are you -actually- a
member of that group?".
Me: "Yes, I am ... and they aren't all -that- bad."

... and then here we are with a thread that is not about how
many rivets there are but even about rivet spacing ... *Sigh*

Them: "Jim, get a LIFE." (I never know how to respond to that.)


Re: This can't be right...can it?

Andy Miller
 

Well, he does say it’s rare ;-)





Andy miller

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2015 6:38 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] This can't be right...can it?





A Westerfield PRR XL boxcar in shadow keystone?

Westerfield #1304 Pennsylvania Railroad PRR XL Box Car Custom Built Rare <http://www.ebay.com/itm/Westerfield-1304-Pennsylvania-Railroad-PRR-XL-Box-Car-Custom-Built-Rare-/221787815433?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&;hash=item33a3957e09>





Tom Madden


Re: Airbrushing Acrylics

John F. Cizmar
 

BTW, the presenter was Bryant Dunbar.  He introduced us to, "pre-shading", a military modeling technique.  The first color we applied over the primed model was black to the corners and vertical surfaces, next came the body color etc.  The effect was striking.
John Cizmar  



From: "fgexbill@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, June 1, 2015 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Airbrushing Acrylics

 
Yes and it also can degrade the chrome and/or nickel plating. I use very little, as my main cleaner is the 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. Much more effective.

How did you like the GREX line John? They look to be well made with some clever design features. John Golden said that a dealer will be at the Collinsville, IL gathering selling the GREX line.

Bill
 



Re: Airbrushing Acrylics

John F. Cizmar
 

Bill,
I like them.  It was first experience with a double-action airbrush.  I found the pistol grip trigger easy to operate.  The nozzles are magnetized making cleaning them a snap.
John  



From: "fgexbill@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, June 1, 2015 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Airbrushing Acrylics

 
Yes and it also can degrade the chrome and/or nickel plating. I use very little, as my main cleaner is the 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. Much more effective.

How did you like the GREX line John? They look to be well made with some clever design features. John Golden said that a dealer will be at the Collinsville, IL gathering selling the GREX line.

Bill
 



Re: EJ&E USRA rebuilt box cars

Benjamin Hom
 



Tom Baker asked:
"​Can someone recommend a brand of paint that has the tone of green accurate for the EJ&E rebuilt USRA box cars?"

Did you check Clark Propst's article in Speedwitch Media's Prototype Railroad Modeling, Volume One?
 
 
Ben Hom 


Re: [EXTERNAL] EJ&E USRA rebuilt box cars (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Tom;

I modeled a car that had been around awhile. I used Floquil MEC (?) Green with a couple drops of black added. I liked the effect.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2015 9:56 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [STMFC] EJ&E USRA rebuilt box cars



​Can someone recommend a brand of paint that has the tone of green accurate for the EJ&E rebuilt USRA box cars?





Tom Baker



Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


Re: Collinsville CT RPM

Pierre Oliver
 

I went!
Still recovering from the 8 hours of driving rain while crossing NY state.
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 6/1/2015 10:00 AM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

So I guess no one on this list went to the Collinsville, CT RPM this past week or we would have heard a report.


Bill Welch



Collinsville CT RPM

Bill Welch
 

So I guess no one on this list went to the Collinsville, CT RPM this past week or we would have heard a report.


Bill Welch


Re: Airbrushing Acrylics

Bill Welch
 

Yes and it also can degrade the chrome and/or nickel plating. I use very little, as my main cleaner is the 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. Much more effective.

How did you like the GREX line John? They look to be well made with some clever design features. John Golden said that a dealer will be at the Collinsville, IL gathering selling the GREX line.

Bill
 


EJ&E USRA rebuilt box cars

Thomas Baker
 

​Can someone recommend a brand of paint that has the tone of green accurate for the EJ&E rebuilt USRA box cars?


Tom Baker


Re: Airbrushing Acrylics

John F. Cizmar
 

FWIW, I recently attended an airbrush weathering class @ Chicago Airbrush Supply sponsored by Grex.  The presenter instructed us not to use Windex to clean their airbrushes with Windex.  Apparantly there is or can be an issue with the ammonia conponent and the airbrush internals.
John Cizmar   



From: "fgexbill@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:54 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Airbrushing Acrylics

 
I too use Windex as a part of my routine but 91% Isopropyl is now my final step and is more effective than the Windex. I also keep a Q-Tip saturated with the same alcohol to wipe the tip to take care of the paint build-up.

Bill Welch



Re: ADMIN: Re: NMRA membership

rob.mclear3@...
 

Ops sorry Mike dreaded time zone got me on this one...

Is it cold down there in the jail... :-) 

Rob McLear.


Re: NMRA membership

rob.mclear3@...
 

Yep me too no vest but in it for the Achievement Program as well, not to do anything except improve my skills and maybe learn something in the process.

Rob McLear.


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

Pierre,
    Paid for Life. No vest but like the Achievement Program.
 
Chuck Hladik
 Vice President Mid-Eastern Region (MER)
 


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