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Re: Polishing Styrene and other model materials

albyrno
 

I have some sanding films 800 - 8000 grit I got from a hobby shop,they came in a 10-pack of various grits.The link below offers several sanding film assortments reasonably priced,the 320 - 12,000 grit assortment should be all you need if you want you can get the 20,000 - 60,000 grit.. You would need a high power magnifying glass to see any scratches but it will take forever to remove material.
  Alan

http://www.flex-i-file.com/alpha/sanding-film-products.php

Re: F&C website

rwitt_2000
 

I just tried and I get a warning stating the web site has been reported
as an "attack site".

I am accessing it with a MacBook Pro MacOS 10.6.8 and Firefox 21.0.

I believe my security levels are set at around medium. I have no issues
accessing hundreds of other web sites with my settings. Maybe something
got in their web site unknown to them.

Bob Witt


--- In STMFC@..., "Pierre" wrote:

Thanks Ben.
Most curious
Pierre OLiver

--- In STMFC@..., Benjamin Hom b.hom@ wrote:

Pierre Oliver asked:
"Has anyone tried the F&C website today?
My browser and anti-virus software are blocking access. Seems
they've
been hacked or infected.
And since Sharon's not answering the phone, could they be on their
way
to another show?"

Just accessed their site with no issues.


Ben Hom

Air Slide Hoppers

Bob Chaparro <thecitrusbelt@...>
 

I know that air slide hoppers came to the rails about 1955, which is the extreme end of the era covered by this group.

What commodities besides sugar and flour would have been typical for these cars? Why did these cars disappear seemingly before their useful service life was over?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

Re: Tichy AB Brake Set-to scale?

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Gene" <bierglaeser@...> wrote:

Bill,
It is possible that all are the correct scale size.

H, J & K brakes came in a variety of sizes to suit the empty weight of the freight car (or, dare I say here, passenger car or tender). In the case of H and K brakes the cylinder diameter (actually the bore diameter) ranged from 6 inches to 16 inches in 2 inch increments.

H and K brakes were applied to freight cars; J to passenger cars.

I believe (I hate suppositions, even my own) that piston travel, and therefore cylinder length, was confined to a narrower range but can not find confirmation in any of my reference material just now.

H and K brake reservoirs could be 12"x33" used with 10" brake cylinders, 14"x33" used with 12" cylinders, 16"x33" used with 14" or 16"x42" used with 16".

In general, use the smaller K brakes on lighter freight cars and the larger on heavier freight cars. Again, it is light weight that determines cylinder size and, by extension, reservoir size. Disregard loads.

Gene Green
All that is well and good, Gene, but it's all from the early days of air brakes. By the time AB brakes were in general use, there was only one size cylinder used on freight cars, 10" diameter, 12" stroke. Differences in braking force were accommodated by properly proportioning the levers. The only exception I can think of off hand is the Soo Line wood caboose fleet, which retained their 8" x 12" brake cylinders from their K equipment. These were indeed the same cylinders, with a flat steel plate replacing the head that used to be part of the K reservoir.

Back to Bill's question, if he would have bought the '46 CBC on DVD I mentioned a while back, he could be looking at the exact same drawing I'm looking at, titled "Combined Auxiliary and Emergency Reservoir for AB 10" freight car brake equipment." It shows the overall length over the mounting lugs to be 41-7/8", and the diameter of the central flange to be 18-7/8". Typical of drawings in the CBC, since this is a proprietary assembly, they don't dimension the contours of the part itself, but scaling the drawing using the given dimensions as reference shows the tank adjacent to the flange is appx. 16.25" in diameter, tapering to appx. 15.5" where it blends into the curved ends.

Dennis

Re: Polishing Styrene and other model materials

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,

The sanding thread has been interesting.

I noticed years back that the finest belt that can be bought off-the-shelf for the NWSL sanding stick is 600 grit, which is too coarse for some types of work.

So, inspird by this thread, I made my own sanding belt from 1200 grit paper.I simply cut the sandpaper using a discarded X-Acto #11 blade to 1/4 inch width. Since one length of the sandpaper would not be long enough to make the entire loop, I used two segments. Made the glue joint with Walthers Goo, following the guideline that you apply the cement to both sides to be joined, let it set for about 30 minutes, then press. After that I waited overnight for max strength to set in, and it works beautifuly.

- Claus Sclund

-----Original Message-----
From: michaelegross [mailto:michaelEGross@...]
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 09:48 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Polishing Styrene and other model materials

Gentlemen:

In addition to the excellent wet sandpaper methods mentioned in earlier postings, I have also used toothpaste as a final polisher for plastic surfaces, as the paste contains microscopic grit. I apply it in a circular motion with the top of a flat pencil eraser, and the residue easily washes off with water. For a slightly larger grit, use baking soda and water.

Cheers!

Michael Gross
La Cañada, CA






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Re: F&C website

Pierre <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Thanks Ben.
Most curious
Pierre OLiver

--- In STMFC@..., Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Pierre Oliver asked:
"Has anyone tried the F&C website today?
My browser and anti-virus software are blocking access. Seems they've
been hacked or infected.
And since Sharon's not answering the phone, could they be on their way
to another show?"

Just accessed their site with no issues.


Ben Hom

Re: F&C website

Benjamin Hom
 

Pierre Oliver asked:
"Has anyone tried the F&C website today?
My browser and anti-virus software are blocking access. Seems they've
been hacked or infected.
And since Sharon's not answering the phone, could they be on their way
to another show?"

Just accessed their site with no issues.


Ben Hom

Re: F&C website

James Fellows
 

They are at the New England Proto Meet in Collinsville, CT.



Jim Fellows

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


From: "Pierre Oliver" <pierre.oliver@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 3:40:26 PM
Subject: [STMFC] F&C website

 




Has anyone tried the F&C website today?
My browser and anti-virus software are blocking access. Seems they've
been hacked or infected.
And since Sharon's not answering the phone, could they be on their way
to another show?
Thanks

--
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com




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F&C website

Pierre Oliver <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Has anyone tried the F&C website today?
My browser and anti-virus software are blocking access. Seems they've been hacked or infected.
And since Sharon's not answering the phone, could they be on their way to another show?
Thanks

--
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

Re: Tichy AB Brake Set-to scale?

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

Bill,
It is possible that all are the correct scale size.

H, J & K brakes came in a variety of sizes to suit the empty weight of the freight car (or, dare I say here, passenger car or tender). In the case of H and K brakes the cylinder diameter (actually the bore diameter) ranged from 6 inches to 16 inches in 2 inch increments.

H and K brakes were applied to freight cars; J to passenger cars.

I believe (I hate suppositions, even my own) that piston travel, and therefore cylinder length, was confined to a narrower range but can not find confirmation in any of my reference material just now.

H and K brake reservoirs could be 12"x33" used with 10" brake cylinders, 14"x33" used with 12" cylinders, 16"x33" used with 14" or 16"x42" used with 16".

In general, use the smaller K brakes on lighter freight cars and the larger on heavier freight cars. Again, it is light weight that determines cylinder size and, by extension, reservoir size. Disregard loads.

Gene Green

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

The brake cylinder and reservoir of the Tichy AB Brake set have in particular have always looked small to me when compared to the old Cal Scale/Bowser and Detail Assoc./Grandt Line sets or the same components in the Accurail kits. Can anyone speak to which is more accurate in term of size or scale?

Bill Welch

Re: More Rapido "steam era" stuff...

John Riddell
 

Brian,

The 12-inch CN lettering was introduced in 1957.

John Riddell

Re: Polishing Styrene and other model materials

michaelegross <michaelEGross@...>
 

Gentlemen:

In addition to the excellent wet sandpaper methods mentioned in earlier postings, I have also used toothpaste as a final polisher for plastic surfaces, as the paste contains microscopic grit. I apply it in a circular motion with the top of a flat pencil eraser, and the residue easily washes off with water. For a slightly larger grit, use baking soda and water.

Cheers!

Michael Gross
La Cañada, CA






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Rapido CN/CP gondola

Marty McGuirk
 

Displayed at NE RPM meet in Collinsville Ct.


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Re: More Rapido "steam era" stuff...

Jason Shron
 

Note to self: don't post anything on STMFC list when Bill is away at an RPM meet....

:-)

The 12" lettering was used starting in 1957. Because it was a late repaint, it could be found on cars through the 1960s.

(Thankfully Bill has his cell phone with him.)

-Jason

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

Jason: When did the 12" CN lettering come into service on the gon?



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Jason Shron
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:01 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] More Rapido "steam era" stuff...





Hi guys,

I don't know if Bill has mentioned this yet, but we've officially announced
our new Canuck gon. It was built from 1943 through the 1950s.

Full info is in our newsletter:

http://www.rapidotrains.com/rapidonewscurrent.html

and the web page is here:

http://www.rapidotrains.com/gon.html

We're calling it the "Ultimate Canadian Gon" until we bring it out in a
bunch of fake US schemes, at which point it will likely be the "Ultimate Not
Remotely Accurate Gon" or something similar.

The newsletter also contains an update on the "where the heck is the" 1937
GARX Meat Reefer. Actually (shock and horror) the supposedly final sample is
en route to Bill right now.

Thanks,

Jason





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Tichy AB Brake Set-to scale?

Bill Welch
 

The brake cylinder and reservoir of the Tichy AB Brake set have in particular have always looked small to me when compared to the old Cal Scale/Bowser and Detail Assoc./Grandt Line sets or the same components in the Accurail kits. Can anyone speak to which is more accurate in term of size or scale?

Bill Welch

Re: Tankcar Challange

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@..., Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

Small point: the car is an ARA III spec, NOT an AAR car. The ARA handled tank car specs until 1927, when it went over to the ICC -- which is well before the formation of the AAR. Older cars were correctly stenciled with the identity of the spec under which they were built, in this case ARA III. There WAS no spec called AAR III.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
That's what I thought, but if you look at the close-up photo of the tank test data on the actual car, it's stenciled "AAR III". I don't think the museum has ever repainted the car, so the error must have been made by Keith Tank line, if indeed it's an error.

Dennis

Re: Tankcar Challange

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@..., "proto48er" <atkott@...> wrote:

Since Doug has indicated that the history of one of the predecessor companies of PTCX traced back to North American Car, I would vote for the car being from Lot 8712. However, based on the order date and the built date on the car, the car at the museum must have been (a) the first car in the series and (b) business at AC&F must have been VERY slow in 1919! ALSO - Lot 8712 is the first mention of a "Type 19" tank car in the listing!

Just my 2 cents on the subject!

A.T. Kott
Considering that it was subsequently shown that Doug's comments were in error (the PTCX mark was at one time assigned to a North American subsidiary, but that company had no tankcars) is this still a valid assumption?

Comments?

Dennis

Re: Tichy Caboose Truck : Model Photos

Joseph Lofland
 

John,

Contact me off list and I will send you some photos...I don't think the
photos of the Lackawanna caboose on my web site are good enough for your
purpose.

Joe Lofland
JJLModels.com

jjlofland@...


On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 5:55 AM, Armand Premo <armprem2@...>wrote:

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Didn't Tichy actually do an Arch Bar Caboose truck with leaf springs
too?Armand Premo

----- Original Message -----
From: John Degnan
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Tichy Caboose Truck : Model Photos

Richard,

I actually did see mention of your article and actually looked at it...
but had just forgotten about it. Will look again. Thanks for the reminder.


John Degnan
@Scaler164
Scaler187@...

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Hendrickson
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 06:52 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Tichy Caboose Truck : Model Photos

John, you need to pay closer attention to the lest. My article on HO scale
trucks, which has been mentioned here several times, is on the internet at

<https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bz_ctrHrDz4wMkpBYUw1RjhmRkE/edit?pli=1>

It includes very good photos of all the Tichy caboose trucks (and many
other HO scale freight car trucks as well).

Richard Hendrickson








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Re: Tichy Caboose Truck : Model Photos

Armand Premo
 

Didn't Tichy actually do an Arch Bar Caboose truck with leaf springs too?Armand Premo

----- Original Message -----
From: John Degnan
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Tichy Caboose Truck : Model Photos



Richard,

I actually did see mention of your article and actually looked at it... but had just forgotten about it. Will look again. Thanks for the reminder.

John Degnan
@Scaler164
Scaler187@...

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Hendrickson
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 06:52 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Tichy Caboose Truck : Model Photos

John, you need to pay closer attention to the lest. My article on HO scale trucks, which has been mentioned here several times, is on the internet at

<https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bz_ctrHrDz4wMkpBYUw1RjhmRkE/edit?pli=1>

It includes very good photos of all the Tichy caboose trucks (and many other HO scale freight car trucks as well).

Richard Hendrickson

Re: More Rapido "steam era" stuff...

Brian Carlson
 

Jason: When did the 12" CN lettering come into service on the gon?



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Jason Shron
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:01 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] More Rapido "steam era" stuff...





Hi guys,

I don't know if Bill has mentioned this yet, but we've officially announced
our new Canuck gon. It was built from 1943 through the 1950s.

Full info is in our newsletter:

http://www.rapidotrains.com/rapidonewscurrent.html

and the web page is here:

http://www.rapidotrains.com/gon.html

We're calling it the "Ultimate Canadian Gon" until we bring it out in a
bunch of fake US schemes, at which point it will likely be the "Ultimate Not
Remotely Accurate Gon" or something similar.

The newsletter also contains an update on the "where the heck is the" 1937
GARX Meat Reefer. Actually (shock and horror) the supposedly final sample is
en route to Bill right now.

Thanks,

Jason