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Re: Martin Lofton Status

pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@...>
 

I spoke with Tricia Thursday. Martin is due for surgery next week. Prognosis is good, but let's remember any surgery at his age is a bit of a gamble. If Tricia's tone was anything to go by, there's nothing but positive thoughts in their household right now. With the exception of they'll never eat in Hazard, Kentucky again.
Tom, I'm sure I echo most everyone else in saying " Please tell us that the 07 date is a typo on your part."
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, <tmolsen@...> wrote:

List,

Since Richard Bale's report on Martin's status, I have some good news to report. Last Tuesday, I received my April '07 order which had been held up prior to Naperville and Martin's subsequent illness. My checks for my May and June orders were cashed just prior to and after Naperville and I expect that Martin has found a way to restart production.

My bank statement today (Friday) showed that my check for my July '07 order just cleared the bank on December 31st. So, apparently, Martin and Tricia have found a way to get things going again and that he is on the mend. I am looking forward to several more belated toy packages shortly.

Best regards,

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292
tmolsen@...


Re: Martin Lofton Status

Tim O'Connor
 

Tom, you mean your orders took 2 1/2 years to fill?? Is Martin
that far behind in production?

Tim O'Connor

At 1/16/2010 02:25 AM Saturday, you wrote:
List,

Since Richard Bale's report on Martin's status, I have some good news to report. Last Tuesday, I received my April '07 order which had been held up prior to Naperville and Martin's subsequent illness. My checks for my May and June orders were cashed just prior to and after Naperville and I expect that Martin has found a way to restart production.

My bank statement today (Friday) showed that my check for my July '07 order just cleared the bank on December 31st. So, apparently, Martin and Tricia have found a way to get things going again and that he is on the mend. I am looking forward to several more belated toy packages shortly.

Best regards,
Tom Olsen


Re: Martin Lofton Status

tmolsen@...
 

List,

Since Richard Bale's report on Martin's status, I have some good news to report. Last Tuesday, I received my April '07 order which had been held up prior to Naperville and Martin's subsequent illness. My checks for my May and June orders were cashed just prior to and after Naperville and I expect that Martin has found a way to restart production.

My bank statement today (Friday) showed that my check for my July '07 order just cleared the bank on December 31st. So, apparently, Martin and Tricia have found a way to get things going again and that he is on the mend. I am looking forward to several more belated toy packages shortly.

Best regards,

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292
tmolsen@udel.edu


Re: PHOTO HELP NEEDED

jerryglow2
 

Product and contact information is availabe at <http://rocketexpress.biz/default.html> I bought and built the 40' car and since then the 50' one which I have not built.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Dennis Williams <pennsy6200@...> wrote:

Where can I get one of these?? I tried to contact with no reply. Dennis

Dennis Williams
Munhall, Pa.
www.resinbuilders4u.com


--- On Fri, 1/15/10, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:

From: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...>
Subject: [STMFC] PHOTO HELP NEEDED
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010, 6:02 PM

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  Now that you are all back from sunny Florida I
hope someone can 
help me with a photo request.  Over the years my
ability to purchase 
kits has far exceeded my ability to complete
      them (Does this sound
familiar?).  Thus I vowed to cut back on 
my buys.  At Naperville I did buy one kit.  I had
been very pleased 
with Rocket Express's 50' RI auto car.  I there-
      fore picked up a 40' version.  I
bought the car with the end 
door (Car Numbers 160250 - 160599).  When I got home I
found that I do 
have some photos of the "B" end.  I do not, however,
      have any photos of the door end. 
hopefully someone can help.

      Thanks in advance:

      Bill Pardie




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Re: PHOTO HELP NEEDED

Dennis Williams
 

Where can I get one of these?? I tried to contact with no reply. Dennis

Dennis Williams
Munhall, Pa.
www.resinbuilders4u.com

--- On Fri, 1/15/10, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@HAWAII.RR.COM> wrote:

From: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@HAWAII.RR.COM>
Subject: [STMFC] PHOTO HELP NEEDED
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010, 6:02 PM

Switch to: Text-Only, Daily Digest • Unsubscribe •
Terms of Use.
  Now that you are all back from sunny Florida I
hope someone can 
help me with a photo request.  Over the years my
ability to purchase 
kits has far exceeded my ability to complete
      them (Does this sound
familiar?).  Thus I vowed to cut back on 
my buys.  At Naperville I did buy one kit.  I had
been very pleased 
with Rocket Express's 50' RI auto car.  I there-
      fore picked up a 40' version.  I
bought the car with the end 
door (Car Numbers 160250 - 160599).  When I got home I
found that I do 
have some photos of the "B" end.  I do not, however,
      have any photos of the door end. 
hopefully someone can help.

      Thanks in advance:

      Bill Pardie








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PHOTO HELP NEEDED

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Switch to: Text-Only, Daily Digest Unsubscribe Terms of Use.
Now that you are all back from sunny Florida I hope someone can
help me with a photo request. Over the years my ability to purchase
kits has far exceeded my ability to complete
them (Does this sound familiar?). Thus I vowed to cut back on
my buys. At Naperville I did buy one kit. I had been very pleased
with Rocket Express's 50' RI auto car. I there-
fore picked up a 40' version. I bought the car with the end
door (Car Numbers 160250 - 160599). When I got home I found that I do
have some photos of the "B" end. I do not, however,
have any photos of the door end. hopefully someone can help.

Thanks in advance:

Bill Pardie



HO Freight Car KITS

Andy Carlson
 

For those STMFC'ers who are in a winter time lament of the passing of kit building, I may have something of interest.

I have a large quantity of brand new, unopened HO freight car kits available to readers of this list. Besides multitudes of undecorated kits, included are many factory painted/lettered kits, many, if not most, long ago discontinued. All are priced well below MSRP, and the list is available from me at <midcentury@sbcglobal.net> off-list (PLEASE). Ask for the list in the subject line if it is convenient.

Included are Red Caboose, IMWX, Intermountain, Branchline Trains and a few other brands.

These kits are fresh, have never been on a hobby store shelf, and have no shelf wear, nor price stickers.

Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Cocoa Beach 2010 -

np328
 

Add my name to the folks very happy with the 2010 meet.

Of the weather, it was nice on Wednesday when we got off the plane, even got to eat outside lunch and dinner that Wednesday, as we did later on Sunday at Fort Lauderdale and Monday and Tuesday at Miami. Even saw girls in bikinis on the beach at both places Monday and Tuesday which certainly made Saturday's rain seem so distant.
A nice even predictable climate controlled temperature is available once one is dead and buried six feet under. Until then - Vive la difference!

Thanks to all of you who braved airport security and brought
and displayed your models. If you brought models and no one commented, leave open the possibility that it was because we mere motals wonder how to achieve what we saw.
And thanks to presenters who showed us how to hone our skills. Every presentation I attended was helpful and well thought out.

My only suggestion would be to offer larger font colored
schedules like the prelim that was posted prior to the convention. Heck, I would even pay a dollar or two above the registration for
one of those.

Other than that, Very Well Done !!! to Mike, Jeff and the rest
of the crew.

BTW - Mike, my wife took a tour of your employer and said it was
most enjoyable.
Jim Dick - St. Paul, MN


Re: Cocoa Beach 2010 - Dave Ramos

Pieter Roos
 

According to the mail link on his web site:

http://www.nyhrr.com/

There is an "_" between the name and the number

Pieter Roos
Connecticut

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "David" <bigwiggs@...> wrote:

Attempted to send Dave an email based on his given address, but it was rejected saying he had no Yahoo account.

Davo in Orlando


3c. Re: Cocoa Beach 2010 - Dave Ramos
Posted by: "Roger Hinman" rhinman@... nerh2001
Date: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:35 pm ((PST))

This is the address he gave out at his clinic

dramos1701@...


Re: Cocoa Beach 2010 - Dave Ramos

David Wiggs
 

Attempted to send Dave an email based on his given address, but it was rejected saying he had no Yahoo account.

Davo in Orlando


3c. Re: Cocoa Beach 2010 - Dave Ramos
Posted by: "Roger Hinman" rhinman@rcn.com nerh2001
Date: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:35 pm ((PST))

This is the address he gave out at his clinic

dramos1701@yahoo.com


Re: Cocoa Beach 2010

David Wiggs
 

Eh, what's that you say sonny boy?

Mike et al, so sorry I could not attend this year; it sounds like there were some great clinics. Would love to see pictures of Mike Rose's elevator complex and I've always been a big fan of harbor railroading. Damned hurt back ruined my Christmas and New Year; am still trying to get over it so I can get back to work on my RR.

Davo in Orlando

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3d. Re: Cocoa Beach 2010
Posted by: "almabranch" harperandbrown@gmail.com almabranch
Date: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:40 pm ((PST))

Jeff,
You have to remember that a large portion of the attendees are geezers even if you are not.
Jared Harper


Re: Appreciation Lunch

Armand Premo
 

On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:47:32 -0500, "Brian J Carlson"
<prrk41361@yahoo.com>
wrote:
Do they get a scarf and mittens for next year? (Moderation jail here I
come)



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Mike
Brock
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:46 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Appreciation Lunch





Mike Brock...obviously incoherent after Prototype Rails...writes:

Hi, Al,
Prototype Rails wants to show its appreciation to the registration team
by
buying it lunch. If I get over the cold...sure couldn't be a
Hot...which
I
acquired during the meet, we'll do it this coming Saturday if you
registration guys are available. We'll use Chilies as usual. If we
can't
get
everyone together, we'll try another Sat. Do NOT go to Chilies on the
16th
unless you hear from me again.
Well, obviously, this message was intended for the registration
team...two
of which are members of the STMFC...Al Brown and Armand Premo...so I
guess
I

didn't waste it totally. Also, as you can see, if you help out on
registration you now know you get a free lunch. Of course...heh,
heh...you
got to be here to collect.

Mike Brock

Cheese and crackers again? Armand Premo




Re: Appreciation Lunch

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Brian Carlson...in a moment of weakness...says:


Do they get a scarf and mittens for next year? (Moderation jail here I
come)
Damned jail door is frozen shut.

Mike Brock


Re: Appreciation Lunch

Brian Carlson
 

Do they get a scarf and mittens for next year? (Moderation jail here I
come)



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike
Brock
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:46 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Appreciation Lunch





Mike Brock...obviously incoherent after Prototype Rails...writes:

Hi, Al,
Prototype Rails wants to show its appreciation to the registration team by
buying it lunch. If I get over the cold...sure couldn't be a Hot...which I
acquired during the meet, we'll do it this coming Saturday if you
registration guys are available. We'll use Chilies as usual. If we can't
get
everyone together, we'll try another Sat. Do NOT go to Chilies on the 16th
unless you hear from me again.
Well, obviously, this message was intended for the registration team...two
of which are members of the STMFC...Al Brown and Armand Premo...so I guess I

didn't waste it totally. Also, as you can see, if you help out on
registration you now know you get a free lunch. Of course...heh, heh...you
got to be here to collect.

Mike Brock


Re: Appreciation Lunch

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Mike Brock...obviously incoherent after Prototype Rails...writes:


Hi, Al,
Prototype Rails wants to show its appreciation to the registration team by
buying it lunch. If I get over the cold...sure couldn't be a Hot...which I
acquired during the meet, we'll do it this coming Saturday if you
registration guys are available. We'll use Chilies as usual. If we can't get
everyone together, we'll try another Sat. Do NOT go to Chilies on the 16th
unless you hear from me again.
Well, obviously, this message was intended for the registration team...two of which are members of the STMFC...Al Brown and Armand Premo...so I guess I didn't waste it totally. Also, as you can see, if you help out on registration you now know you get a free lunch. Of course...heh, heh...you got to be here to collect.

Mike Brock


Re: FGEX Lettering Drawing

railsnw1 <railsnw@...>
 

Well George Elwood got back to me an he sent me an 8 MB tif file of the drawing which has some interesting dates. The drawing is 12-D-97 "Lettering Arrangement (Swinging Door Cars)" and is dated 9-14-1951.

On November 7, 1951 Revision A was created "Revised account changing date built stencil & adding superseding note". The note stated "This tracing supersede's wood & steel sheathed car lettering arrangements DWG's 4-D-60-I, 7-D-89-B, 8-D-12-B, 9-D-8-C, 9-D-55-F (?), 10-D-5 & 12-D-18, account eliminating the word Ventilator".

Revision B was created 1-16-1953: "Revised account showing LT. WT. stencil without border. Black letters on yellow background. Date built stencil next to car dimensions. Journal box repacking stencil also in black letters on yellow background. Eliminating built new stencil and note on built new plate".

Revision C dated 9-10-57: "Rev. account adding; wood door threshold to be painted FGE std. yellow. End stencil - ref. P-11, defect card holder stencil. Adjustable bunker stencil and ref. removed".

This info was of great interest to me as I have been trying to pin down the lettering on our 1953 Western Fruit Express WHIX 70325 and our FGEX 16134. It explains why the 1952 WHIX cars had the black background on the Lt. Wt. and our November 1953 car does not. Also the time period "Ventilator" dropped off.

Richard Wilkens

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuyler Larrabee" <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:

Hi Richard,

I do know Larry Berger, a fine man. I doubt that there is a cleaner copy available from Larry.
Larry is a guy who has his ear close to the rail, and manages to find all sorts of obscure paper
which is about to be thrown out, or is in the hands of an estate which has no idea of what to do
with it, or something. He comes up with the most amazing things. His particular interests include
(fortunately for me) the ERIE, the EL and as collateral information, the DL&W, though there are
plenty of other things which are caught in his net, witness this FGE drawing.

I would contact George Elwood and see if you can get a copy of the image on the web, as when George
supplies the image directly to you it will be more legible on your screen than via the web. Web
images are typically scanned at 300 dpi, because of the limitations of your monitor. He may have a
higher resolution scan available. And you might donate to support his site, which receives zero
commercial support. It's an astounding effort done on his own initiative and essentially with his
own cash.

BTW, Larry has, AFAIK, no web connection. He pays more attention to gathering drawings and all
that.

SGL

Was poking around the Fallen Flags website and under Fruit Growers Express I found a lettering
drawing credited to a
Larry Berger:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-frt/12-D-97.GIF
<http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-frt/12-D-97.GIF>

The drawing is not the best but does show the lettering sizes I've been looking for. Does anyone
know Larry and how to
contact him to see if he has a cleaner copy?

Thanks,

Richard Wilkens




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Re: Sunshine Kits from Reuben F

Jim Hayes
 

Rueben, I have scanned the instructions for about 40 kits and have many more
I haven't scanned yet but will if they're on your list. The PDF files run
from about 2 - 5GB each. When you send the list, let me know if you want
them emailed or snail mailed. It sounds like you may need the PDSs too to
help sort/match some of your stuff. Between Dennis Williams and me, I think
we can take care of most of your needs.

Jim

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM, reubeft <reubeft@yahoo.com> wrote:



Thanks, will post my list soon. I put the kits in plastic bags and have
been dividing them individually. At first just lumped them together. Didn't
realize what I had.
Reuben Feuge
Poplarville, MS



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Appreciation Lunch

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Hi, Al,
Prototype Rails wants to show its appreciation to the registration team by buying it lunch. If I get over the cold...sure couldn't be a Hot...which I acquired during the meet, we'll do it this coming Saturday if you registration guys are available. We'll use Chilies as usual. If we can't get everyone together, we'll try another Sat. Do NOT go to Chilies on the 16th unless you hear from me again.

Mike Brock


Sunshine Kits from Reuben F

reubeft
 

Thanks, will post my list soon. I put the kits in plastic bags and have been dividing them individually. At first just lumped them together. Didn't realize what I had.
Reuben Feuge
Poplarville, MS


Re: PAGING LARRY OSTRESH

Wendye Ware
 

Hi Allen

What's up?

Larry

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM, RAILDATA <raildata@yahoo.com> wrote:



Larry Ostresh,

Would you please contact me off list?

Thanks,

Allen Stanley
Greer SC
raildata@yahoo.com <raildata%40yahoo.com>



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