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Jerry Glow Decal Delivery

allencain@...
 

Does anyone have a different way to contact Jerry Glow to get delivery information on orders?  I have tried REPEATEDLY to contact him at jerryglow@... and at calflash@... with no response.

My PAYMENT for decals was processed over four months ago and have not received the decals or any response to my emails.

Honestly I am reaching the age where I may have to give up the hobby before the decals I have paid for arrive, if they ever do.

Allen Cain


Re: TrueLine Trains Paint

Don <riverman_vt@...>
 

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

I noticed on page of the Sept issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist an ad for a paint line from TrueLine Trains. I clicked on the link and in the description of their acrylic paint line this is the first sentence: "True Line Train paint is blended by the RPM corporation to our strict standards and is consistent from batch to batch."

Interesting. RPM shut down their two lines of Railroad paints.

Bill Welch

If you contacted RPM and offered to purchase their paint line I strongly suspect you would have their immediate attention. Several model paint suppliers who have been mentioned on this list in the past do not mix their own paint. They purchase regularly available paint in 5 gallon pails that is simply mixed to their color
specifications/requirements and then bottle it for sale to the hobby commiunity. Floquil, to the best of my knowledge, was always mixed by Floquil or whomever its parent company was at the time. I believe Scalecoat may now be mixed by Quality Craft but am not certain of that, nor do I know where Tamiya's paint comes from, but I do not believe any of the smaller paint suppliers are mixing their own paint. So, if someone wants to become a hobby supplier there may be an opportunity with the Floquil line. Be prepared for all sorts of paperwork if you wish to sell in California or Canada, however.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: TrueLine Trains Paint

thecitrusbelt@...
 

And not to be confused with Tru-Color Paint ( http://www.trucolorpaint.com/ ).  A number of modelers in my area have started using this brand and are pleased with the results.  According to the company’s website the paint is manufactured in this country.  Tru-Color Paint “reformulated the old Accupaint material to flow better and give a more glossy appearance after drying."

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet , CA

 


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

I noticed on page of the Sept issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist an ad for a paint line from TrueLine Trains. I clicked on the link and in the description of their acrylic paint line this is the first sentence: "True Line Train paint is blended by the RPM corporation to our strict standards and is consistent from batch to batch."

Interesting. RPM shut down their two lines of Railroad paints.

Bill Welch


Naperville Room

Jared Harper
 

Anyone want to  share a  room at Naperville October 16-19?

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


TrueLine Trains Paint

Bill Welch
 

I noticed on page of the Sept issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist an ad for a paint line from TrueLine Trains. I clicked on the link and in the description of their acrylic paint line this is the first sentence: "True Line Train paint is blended by the RPM corporation to our strict standards and is consistent from batch to batch."

Interesting. RPM shut down their two lines of Railroad paints.

Bill Welch


Re: Need Jerry Glow decals to finish Southern flat cars

Paul Koehler <buygone@...>
 

Brad:

 

Easy to say hard to do if you don’t have the phone number.

 

Paul C. Koehler

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Brad Andonian
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 11:27 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Need Jerry Glow decals to finish Southern flat cars

 

 

Jim,

 

I would call him; I have received decals from him all year.   Sometimes the wait is longer than others.   
Good luck,

BRad

 

From: SMMW
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:10 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Need Jerry Glow decals to finish Southern flat cars

 

I paid for 2 sets of SOU flat car decals from Jerry Glow in August 2012 (that’s right, over a year ago) but never rec’d them despite the check being cashed right away.  He hasn’t answered multiple emails so I’m stuck with 2 sets of really nice Chad Boaz castings.

 

Can someone update me as to what’s going on with him?  If these decals were ever produced and someone has extras, I’d like to buy 1 each of the Roman and Block font sets.  Otherwise, I’m open to buying decals for other roads just to finish the cars or I’ll sell both unbuilt kits to the first person that wants them.  Please reply off-list if you want the kits.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Jim King

Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc.

Asheville, North Carolina

Ph. (828) 777-5619

 


Re: The Pig Pancreas Train

Douglas Harding
 

Bob, good question. Here’s the article http://forecast.diabetes.org/insulin-jul2013

 

I can only speculate. The pancreases would have been collected at slaughter houses and labeled as a PHP (Packing House Product). Packing house owners knew there was money to be made with byproducts, so they were set up for retrieving all animal parts that had value. Indianapolis, home of Eli Lily, was a major slaughter town once known as Porkopolis for the number of hogs slaughtered there. It was also home of Kingan Meats.

 

I will go out on a limb and suggest the pancreases were shipped in reefers, to keep them “fresh”. Insulin must be refrigerated, why not the source? While most “gut” byproducts were shipped in open gons, the contents in the gons were intended for fertilizer not human consumables. Other byproducts, especially those for human consumption, were shipped in the controlled environment of reefers, boxcars or tank cars.

 

It is very possible that National Provisioner magazine had an article discussing this very subject. They published a number of articles related to byproducts and making money from animal byproducts.

 

According to http://www.madehow.com/Volume-7/Insulin.html it was in 1921 the first insulin was produced. In 1936 an improvement required a fish byproduct.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: Shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Benjamin Hom
 

Al Kresse asked:
"How long had they been rifling naval gun barrels at Bldg 197 . . . from Civil War thru WW2?"

Not true for Building 197, which was built in 1939; industrial work at the Washington Navy Yard ceased in 1962, and the Navy Yard transitioned into an administrative center for Naval District Washington.  197 was converted into office space in 2001 and the Naval Sea Systems Command moved in from leased office space in Arlington.  Here's a summary of facilities data from 1945.
http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/wash_navy_yard_1945.htm
 
Here's a history of the Naval Gun Factory from 1883-1939 from the Navy Historical Center
http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/navgunfound.htm
 
This is a find - a Navy film from 1952 showing operations at the Naval Gun Factory.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epclkzKJvfc
 
 
Ben Hom


Re: Speedwitch web site

Ted Culotta
 

 I think I was able to increase the number of slots. Please let me know if that is the case. My view is not the same as the general community so I'm not sure if it worked. Thank you.

 

Cheers,

Ted Culotta


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

Is there any way Ted that you could expand the number of "Patron" slots ?These are now sold out.
All the best
JM

--- In STMFC@..., Ted Culotta <speedwitchmedia@...> wrote:
>
> I have a point of clarification because the question has been raised by several very intelligent persons. For the Speedwitch Relaunch goods at indiegogo, yes, you do get ALL of the decals listed there. For those of you who are baffled as to what this statement is in reference to, please visit:
>
> http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/speedwitch-relaunch/x/4646407
>
> Sorry for the confusion.
>
> Also, an O (or S or N) version is not planned at present.
>
> Cheers
> Ted Culotta
>


Re: Speedwitch web site

Jonathan MARCUS
 

Is there any way Ted that you could expand the number of "Patron" slots ?These are now sold out.
All the best
JM

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Ted Culotta <speedwitchmedia@...> wrote:

I have a point of clarification because the question has been raised by several very intelligent persons. For the Speedwitch Relaunch goods at indiegogo, yes, you do get ALL of the decals listed there. For those of you who are baffled as to what this statement is in reference to, please visit:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/speedwitch-relaunch/x/4646407

Sorry for the confusion.

Also, an O (or S or N) version is not planned at present.

Cheers
Ted Culotta


Re: The Pig Pancreas Train

Aley, Jeff A
 

I never imagined that a msg about pig pancreases would be on-topic for STMFC.  But it is.

 

I don’t know about transporting them to Indianapolis, but I do know that several pharmaceutical companies had facilities in Kansas City, presumably because of the stockyards.  Is this the case in other major packing centers?  I don’t know if the local shipments would have been by truck or by rail; the quantities involved make rail shipment a possibility.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of thecitrusbelt@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:42 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] The Pig Pancreas Train

 

 

 The July 2013 issue of DIABETES FORECAST has an article titled “Making Insulin” by Erika Gebel, PhD.

 

Since I typically scan thousands of obscure magazines, cover to cover, every week looking for articles about railroads I was pleased to find this one. 

 

The author mentions that until sometime in the 1980s, trains brought piles of pig pancreases to Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis .  The pancreases were used to make insulin.  (This is now accomplished by designer microorganisms.)  Two tons of pancreases were required to make eight ounces of purified insulin.

 

I am assuming theses shipments also took place during the Steam Era so does anyone know about the train (probably several freight cars), what kind of freight cars were used and how this material was handled from shipping points to Eli Lilly & Company?

 

Bob Chaparro


Re: Shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Pat Wilkinson <glgpat@...>
 

Bldg 197 was built in the early 1940’s. The Navy Yard was started in 1799.

 

Pat Wilkinson

 

 


The Pig Pancreas Train

thecitrusbelt@...
 

 The July 2013 issue of DIABETES FORECAST has an article titled “Making Insulin” by Erika Gebel, PhD.

 

Since I typically scan thousands of obscure magazines, cover to cover, every week looking for articles about railroads I was pleased to find this one. 

 

The author mentions that until sometime in the 1980s, trains brought piles of pig pancreases to Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis .  The pancreases were used to make insulin.  (This is now accomplished by designer microorganisms.)  Two tons of pancreases were required to make eight ounces of purified insulin.

 

I am assuming theses shipments also took place during the Steam Era so does anyone know about the train (probably several freight cars), what kind of freight cars were used and how this material was handled from shipping points to Eli Lilly & Company?

 

Bob Chaparro


Fw: [PRR-Modeling] Announcing 1890 Standard Wagons boxcar kit

Benjamin Hom
 

Forwarded from John Canfield.  Please contact him directly as he is not subscribed to STMFC. - Ben Hom

"We are pleased to announce our latest limited edition HO kit for a late 1880’s Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton Buggy boxcar lettered for the Standard Wagon Company, the first time an accurate kit of this car has ever been produced by anyone.
 
In the Photos section you will find an album titled "standard Wagons boxcar kit" that includes photos of the prototype; John's dull red model lettered with dry transfers; Bob's boxcar red model lettered with decals, either style of lettering available with this kit; and a pic showing a comparison of this car with a standard "normal" height boxcar of the era.

 
The prototype was built or modified for the specific purpose of hauling wagon and buggy products on the Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton RR which later became part of the Baltimore and Ohio in 1917. (These cars traveled all over as the prototype pic was taken in Worcester, Mass.) Starting in the 1880s Cincinnati was THE buggy and wagon capitol of the US and one of the railroad’s major customers in this era was the city’s Standard Wagon Co. The number series for this car was 6500 – 6599 although it’s unknown if all 100 of these cars were lettered for the Standard Wagon Co, if other Wagon companies had their own specialized lettering in this series, or if the remaining cars were just lettered for the CH&D. In any case, cars in this series had a capacity of 40000 lbs and were specifically identified as Boxcar - Buggy with load restrictions not to be loaded with grain or other heavy freight.

Despite the above uncertainties, what IS known is that the car was not built using ‘normal’ boxcar construction. The base of the car appears to be constructed like a traditional 34’ flatcar with deeper side sills than the center & intermediate sills and 4 underbody truss rods. The prototype used only hand brakes tied into one truck with body- mounted outside brake beams and the trucks were an old ‘Cleveland’ style arch bar truck with wood bolsters and wood spring planks.
 
The upper body is very tall for the time with about 9’ inside height and uniquely sheathed outside with horizontal, not vertical, siding mounted to the outside of 10 very long side stakes. In contrast, the ends are constructed from vertical sheathing of a width narrower than the side sheathing. One of the ends has a large set of floor to ceiling double doors for end loading while the other end is solid sheathing and has an end ladder for roof access and the brake platform/wheel.  For a car hauling buggies, the side doors are surprisingly narrow with a width of only 5’ and are made from the same vertical sheathing as used on the car ends.
 
Specific data for this prototype is scarce. Our material comes from early Equipment Registers, a photo of one of these cars taken on the Rutland R.R. at Manchester, VT, circa 1890’s and information provided to Bob by the late Bob Cook of BC Models. A key piece of this was Mr. Cook’s letter to Bob that he had another prototype photo, besides the one commonly available & identified above, that showed a ¾ view with one end of the car without end doors.

 
We have very little information about the history of these cars during their lifetime on the CH&D. They show up in the 1891,1897, and 1905 ORERs with never a mention of air brakes. However, by 1916 none of these cars show on the roster and we surmise they were never substantially upgraded and were scrapped. We base this on their relatively flimsy Stake-mounted sidewall construction compared to a traditional boxcar, load type restrictions, and low capacity of these cars. In addition, more traditional furniture/vehicle cars were coming into vogue such as the CB&Q Furniture car which was presented as one of our earlier kits. But in any event, a useful life span of about 20 years was quite respectable for a wooden boxcar. 
 
We are really excited that this kit comes complete with Panamint Models Cleveland style arch bar trucks, the first time ever they have been included with any kit and were designed by Eric Cox specifically for this one. These trucks have wooden bolsters, wooden spring planks, and outside hung brake beams with Intermountain metal wheel sets. They are made using Shapeway’s top-of- the-line Frosted Ultra Detail plastic. These trucks are an excellent representation of the ones seen on the prototype and were developed by Panamint for this car based on Panamint’s similar N scale truck. In the model photos, both trucks show the outside brake beams because we didn’t have the heart to clip off that extra set. They just looked too cool but you can do as you see fit.  
 
As with all our kits, this one has everything except glue and paint and includes the trucks, resin body parts, Kadee couplers, Bitter Creek Models pedestal bars, and other detail parts by Tichy and Grandt Line along with plastic shapes and wire.  Lettering is your choice of either Art Griffin decals for car #6500 or Clover House dry transfers for car #6542, both of these including additional numbers so you can letter more than one car. You need to specify which one you want when you make your reservation.  (FYI, we ordered these decals from Art last spring before his vacation knowing we were going to do the kit this fall.  We’re pleased, however, that Art has told us he’s gearing up to get back in business in October so watch the Early Rails Yahoo! Group site for an announcement.)
 
An interesting bit of history is that this car was planned 13 years ago to be the basis for Bob Cook’s BC Models 2000 Centennial model kit. He was planning to do it in white metal with cast sides and ends but his testing showed that it would be far too heavy to be practical.  In addition, at that time his health was deteriorating and he was never able to redo masters for parts either from plastic or resin.  However, our kit does not use his masters but rather masters that were meticulously scratchbuilt by Bob based on all of the info shown earlier.  We hope that Bob Cook would have been proud to see the result of his wishes culminated in our production of this kit. 
 
The price of the kit complete is $44 with 1st class mail shipping of $2.75 for one kit and $3.25 for two.  Shipping more than two kits because of the weight must go via priority mail and the rate will be based on where you live.  We are now taking reservations for the kit which we anticipate will be ready to ship by early October depending on parts arriving on time.  Please contact John at jcan2x@hotmail.comwith your reservation request INCLUDING YOUR CHOICE OF LETTERING. No payment is necessary until you are informed your kits are ready to go. We suggest you MAKE YOUR RESERVATION EARLY as molds do not last forever!  And as always thanks so much for your continued support of our efforts to keep 1900 alive!

 
 
Virginia Foundry and Model Works
John Canfield and Bob McGlone props.


Re: Need Jerry Glow decals to finish Southern flat cars

Brad Andonian
 

Jim,
 
I would call him; I have received decals from him all year.   Sometimes the wait is longer than others.   
Good luck,
BRad

From: SMMW
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:10 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Need Jerry Glow decals to finish Southern flat cars
 
I paid for 2 sets of SOU flat car decals from Jerry Glow in August 2012 (that’s right, over a year ago) but never rec’d them despite the check being cashed right away.  He hasn’t answered multiple emails so I’m stuck with 2 sets of really nice Chad Boaz castings.
 
Can someone update me as to what’s going on with him?  If these decals were ever produced and someone has extras, I’d like to buy 1 each of the Roman and Block font sets.  Otherwise, I’m open to buying decals for other roads just to finish the cars or I’ll sell both unbuilt kits to the first person that wants them.  Please reply off-list if you want the kits.
 
Thanks for your help.
 
Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc.
Asheville, North Carolina
Ph. (828) 777-5619
 


Piedmont & Northern boxcar

Curt Fortenberry
 

I'm looking for a decent broadside of the P&N 1100 series boxcars in the latter scheme, with the script Service with Courtersy (not the circular logo).  This is to help with the artwork for a decal project.  I've got 3/4 views, just looking for a shot closer to broadside.  Thanks.

Curt Fortenberry


Re: Floods in Colorado

brianleppert@att.net
 

Check out InterMountain's website and their Facebook link. They got wet but are OK.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Charles R Yungkurth <drgwrail@...> wrote:

The area where Intermountain is located in Longmont has been flooded. But their building 1st floor is about 4 ft above street level so I think they are OK, or just minor flooding.
 
I personally am OK here in Boulder. Just some water in condo basement garage.
 
Chuck Yungkurth
Boulder CO


Re: Floods in Colorado

drgwrail
 

The area where Intermountain is located in Longmont has been flooded. But their building 1st floor is about 4 ft above street level so I think they are OK, or just minor flooding.
 
I personally am OK here in Boulder. Just some water in condo basement garage.
 
Chuck Yungkurth
Boulder CO

From: lnbill
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 8:14 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Floods in Colorado
 
I am glad to know that Ben and Marty are safe. Have we heard anything about the people at InterMountain in Longmont, CO?

Bill Welch


Re: Steel refrigerator car roofs

O Fenton Wells
 

Great Andy, I was drawing a blank. Thanks
Fenton


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Andrew Miller <aslmmiller@...> wrote:
 

I believe that I/M also makes the diagonal panel (Stanray?) roof. Also I think they can be had from Stan Rydarowicz in resin and from DesPlaines Hobbies in styrene.

Regards,

Andy Miller

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of srrfan1401@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:45 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Steel refrigerator car roofs

Who makes the steel diagonal roof for steel 40 reefers? I believe Intermountain makes the straight panel roof. I want to buy a few of each for inventory Any help is appreciated.

Fenton Wells






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Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...


Re: Steel refrigerator car roofs

Andy Miller
 

I believe that I/M also makes the diagonal panel (Stanray?) roof. Also I think they can be had from Stan Rydarowicz in resin and from DesPlaines Hobbies in styrene.



Regards,



Andy Miller



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of srrfan1401@gmail.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:45 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Steel refrigerator car roofs





Who makes the steel diagonal roof for steel 40 reefers? I believe Intermountain makes the straight panel roof. I want to buy a few of each for inventory Any help is appreciated.

Fenton Wells

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