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Re: May Podcast is Available

Storey Lindsay
 

Scott,

Your MAY podcast streaming file is OK, but the download is the same as
APRIL. Can you fix? It's much more convenient for me to listen to a
downloaded file than a streaming file.

Thanks,

Storey Lindsay
Celje, Slovenia

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Sent: Saturday, May 05, 2007 17:15
Subject: [STMFC] May Podcast is Available


The May podcast is available to listen to and download on my website. This month we have
added Dave Frary to the cast. We also feature a 30 minute interview with George Sellios.

Scott
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June Podcast Now Available

smason22000 <smason2@...>
 

Hi folks,

The June podcast is now available to listen to on my website. Those of you who subscribe
through I-Tunes should see it within 24 hours. This month we feature interviews with Bob
Hayden and Brian Bollinger of BEST Trains.

Thanks,

Scott
www.scotttymason.com


Re: "Clevis" knocks favorite out of National Spelling Bee

Ljack70117@...
 

What happened to "Close enough"? They are teaching 2 + 2 = 5 is not wrong but close enough and scores the problem correct.
The kid was cheated.
Thank you
Larry Jackman
Boca Raton FL
ljack70117@comcast.net
I was born with nothing and
I have most of it left

On May 31, 2007, at 2:41 PM, scottp3212000 wrote:

He spelled it "clevice"...
What do you expect, as long as Steam Era Freight Cars are no longer
taught in our schools?

Scott Pitzer





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"Clevis" knocks favorite out of National Spelling Bee

Scott Pitzer
 

He spelled it "clevice"...
What do you expect, as long as Steam Era Freight Cars are no longer
taught in our schools?

Scott Pitzer


Re: Bob's Photo

Carrock1998@...
 

In a message dated 5/30/2007 8:59:52 AM Central Standard Time,
ed_mines@yahoo.com writes:

--- In _STMFC@yahoogroups.STM_ (mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com) , Carrock1998@,
Carrock1
I just saw Bob this past weekend at a train show in Ft. Worth. He
only gave me a PO Box # in Kentucky to contact him with for some photos
that I want to purchase from him as well.

What did Bob tell you about mail orders .....cost .....?
The only thing he told me was to contact him with my request and he would
send me a list of what he had that met what I was looking for and the price along
with it.

My understanding was that if I had contacted him prior to the show he would
have brought the binder he had containing the photos I'm interested in. It
also seemed in talking to him that he is willing to sell in essence through mail
order but only if you have had communication with him.

That's all the light I can shed on your questions Ed.

Rocky jackson

Does he still
go to train shows every weekend?

Ed




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Re: Bob's Photo

ed_mines
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Carrock1998@... wrote:
I just saw Bob this past weekend at a train show in Ft. Worth. He
only gave me a PO Box # in Kentucky to contact him with for some photos
that I want to purchase from him as well.

What did Bob tell you about mail orders .....cost .....? Does he still
go to train shows every weekend?

Ed


Re: Brake wheel question

destron@...
 

In the 1920s Car Builders' Cylcopedias and the other literature I have
on hand brakes, the only manufacturer I can find with a name that's
remotely similar is the Schaefer Equipment Co. of Pittsburgh, which
made a variety of brake rods, levers, and other brake fittings. Could
that be it?
I think you might have it. I could see Schaefer being misspelt as
"Sheaver", based on a mispronunciation or an anglicised pronunciation of
Schaefer.

Thanks!

Frank Valoczy


Re: SAL "Silver Comet" or "Silver Star "decals?

golden1014
 

Stefan,

Don't pull the trigger and order yet. Let me see what I've got and
I'll get back with you tonight or tomorrow. I may have everything
you need, and I'll ship it to you free (I have a bunch of every
Champ SAL decal).

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL

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

Rich,
Thanks very much for that! It looks like I'll have to keep an eye
out
for HB-31. Anyone want to part with one or two sets?
Stefan

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Rich C <rhcdmc@> wrote:

Stefan,

Here is the list of the heralds in the Champ Sets,
some are still available on their website:

HB-7 Route Of The Robert E. Lee
HB-8 The Route Of Courteous Service
HB-13 Route Of The Silver Meteor
HB-31 Silver Comet

http://www.minot.com/~champ/

I know Walthers made several sets, but I don't have
that info handy at the moment.

Rich Christie
--- stefanelaine <stefanelaine@> wrote:

Thanks, but Ted's excellent decal only has the
Silver Meteor slogan.
Been there...Can anyone confirm what slogan Champ
HB-8 has?
thanks
Stefan

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, destron@ wrote:


Doesn't the Speedwitch SAL set have these in it? I
think it does...
it has
the Robert E Lee slogan, I'd be surprised if it
didn't have these.

Frank Valoczy,
New Westminster, BC

Looking for HO Seaboard Air Line decals with the
"Silver Comet" or
"Silver Star" slogan for 24300-499, 24800-999
and 25300-499 PS-1
boxcar series built from 1948-52. Everyone makes
the "Meteor" slogan
for other cars, but I can't find these two at
the usual suspects. Any
ideas?
Thanks in advance
Stefan Lerche'
Duncan, BC




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Re: Bob's Photo

RICH NUNN <flyingtigers_nunn@...>
 

Dear Freight car guys:


Thanks for the help with the Bob's Photo question. I'll leave it alone for now. Perhap's I see him this weekend coming up. We had a conversation about the Collinsville meet about a month or so ago, just hope he remembers to bring the prints.

Thanks again guys:

Rich Nunn


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Re: Bob's Photo

Carrock1998@...
 

Richard,

I just saw Bob this past weekend at a train show in Ft. Worth. He only gave
me a PO Box # in Kentucky to contact him with for some photos that I want to
purchase from him as well. He didn't want to give out his phone #.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Robert "Rocky" Jackson



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Re: Brake wheel question

Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 28, 2007, at 9:11 PM, destron@vcn.bc.ca wrote:

> In the 1920s several railway appliance manufacturers offered
mechanisms
> for multiplying the power applied by the brake chain that wound
around
> the bottom of the vertical staff, thus providing additional braking
> power. The two whose names ended with "...co" were Gemco and Ureco
> (Union Railway Equipment Co.). I'd vote for Ureco.

Looked at it again, it's certainly not Ureco; the "co" bit was a
guess;
the initial "Sh" I'm almost 100% on... looking again, hmm. Was there
anything like Shearer or Sheaver?
In the 1920s Car Builders' Cylcopedias and the other literature I have
on hand brakes, the only manufacturer I can find with a name that's
remotely similar is the Schaefer Equipment Co. of Pittsburgh, which
made a variety of brake rods, levers, and other brake fittings. Could
that be it?

Richard Hendrickson


Re: sandblasting cabinet

Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 29, 2007, at 5:40 AM, Douglas Harding wrote:

Here is a website showing how someone built their own:
http://www.letterhead.com/steps/hines/
I have a home made sandblasting booth, made mostly with scrap
materials, that was described some years ago in an article in Railmodel
Journal.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: sandblasting cabinet

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Save your self $90 bucks and make your own.<
HF often has half price sales (just a little more than a resin freight car kit) and their cabinets are no exception. You may have to wait some. I bought one of their steel blasting cabinets (94978) on sale, set it on it's side, and with a couple of mods it's my painting booth. By the way there is a nice cover for it on sale now for $2.50.
All items being discussed are all tools for our freight cars, right<G>!

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax, Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI user
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: NP monad symbol, (was: Prototype verification, or not)

Ray Meyer
 

The concept of yin and yang, opposites creating a oneness. Chinese
metaphysics. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang

On 5/28/07, Dean Payne <deanpayne@netscape.com> wrote:

This might help a little (?) better: Wikipedia defines it like this:
"Monad is an English term meaning "one," "single," or "unit,"
especially in technical contexts."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monad

So the monad symbol is a symbol of oneness, I guess.
Why use it on the NP? From http://www.moclips.org/news/issue1-3.php

"E.H. McHenry, chief engineer of the Northern Pacific, saw the design
on the Korean flag at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The Northern
Pacific was searching for a trademark and McHenry realized this was
it. After returning to St. Paul he and Charles Fee, general passenger
aent for the NP, worked out the final design."
Richard Hendrickson told me that the earliest use he can document of
the small monad heralds dates from 1940.

Dean Payne

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<timboconnor@...> wrote:


This might help... or not. :-)

http://www.triz-journal.com/archives/2002/06/d/index.htm


OK, I finally have to ask. What's a monad? Thanks in advance for
educating me!
Todd K. Stearns

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Re: sandblasting cabinet

Douglas Harding <dharding@...>
 

Here is a website showing how someone built their own:
http://www.letterhead.com/steps/hines/

Doug Harding
www.iowacentralrr.org

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Re: SAL "Silver Comet" or "Silver Star "decals?

destron@...
 

You may try Ebay and some of the forums out there, I
have heard of Seaboard-Atlantic Coast Line groups and
forums, but can't find the links right now.
Might try ACL-SAL-SCLmodeler@yahoogroups.com, it's off and on, but helpful
people on the subject.

Frank Valoczy


Re: SAL "Silver Comet" or "Silver Star "decals?

Rich C
 

Stefan,
Unfortunately I have no sets to part with right now. I
went on a splurge many years ago finding single Champ
Sets that were being discontinued. I managed to just
get 1 of each of the ones in question.

You may try Ebay and some of the forums out there, I
have heard of Seaboard-Atlantic Coast Line groups and
forums, but can't find the links right now.

Rich
--- stefanelaine <stefanelaine@yahoo.ca> wrote:

Rich,
Thanks very much for that! It looks like I'll have
to keep an eye out
for HB-31. Anyone want to part with one or two sets?
Stefan

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Rich C <rhcdmc@...>
wrote:

Stefan,

Here is the list of the heralds in the Champ Sets,
some are still available on their website:

HB-7 Route Of The Robert E. Lee
HB-8 The Route Of Courteous Service
HB-13 Route Of The Silver Meteor
HB-31 Silver Comet

http://www.minot.com/~champ/

I know Walthers made several sets, but I don't
have
that info handy at the moment.

Rich Christie
--- stefanelaine <stefanelaine@...> wrote:

Thanks, but Ted's excellent decal only has the
Silver Meteor slogan.
Been there...Can anyone confirm what slogan
Champ
HB-8 has?
thanks
Stefan

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, destron@ wrote:


Doesn't the Speedwitch SAL set have these in
it? I
think it does...
it has
the Robert E Lee slogan, I'd be surprised if
it
didn't have these.

Frank Valoczy,
New Westminster, BC

Looking for HO Seaboard Air Line decals with
the
"Silver Comet" or
"Silver Star" slogan for 24300-499,
24800-999
and 25300-499 PS-1
boxcar series built from 1948-52. Everyone
makes
the "Meteor" slogan
for other cars, but I can't find these two
at
the usual suspects. Any
ideas?
Thanks in advance
Stefan Lerche'
Duncan, BC




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Re: Brake wheel question

destron@...
 

In the 1920s several railway appliance manufacturers offered mechanisms
for multiplying the power applied by the brake chain that wound around
the bottom of the vertical staff, thus providing additional braking
power. The two whose names ended with "...co" were Gemco and Ureco
(Union Railway Equipment Co.). I'd vote for Ureco.
Looked at it again, it's certainly not Ureco; the "co" bit was a guess;
the initial "Sh" I'm almost 100% on... looking again, hmm. Was there
anything like Shearer or Sheaver?

Frank Valoczy


Re: sandblasting cabinet

Charlie Ake <icrr2@...>
 

Save your self $90 bucks and make your own. Use a clear (or almost clear) plastic storage tub. Two 4 inch screw together PVC pipe sections, I think they are for some sort of clean out- total length of the pair is about 6 inches. Playtex rubber gloves , the long ones - in your size and a piece of clear plexiglass about 2 inches bigger than the raised portion of the storage tub. Cut two holes in the long side of the tub about half way between the bottom and the top and about shoulder with ( yours) apart. These holes are for the PVC pipe parts. One half inside and the outer outside and screw together thru the bin side. . stretch the rubber glove over the pipe and secure with a zip tie (oh ya forgot about that, you will need two zip ties)
Take the lid for the bin and cut out the raised portion of the top and place the plexiglass over the opening and run duct tape around the edge to seal the plexi to the top. Makes it easier later to remove and replace the plexi if it gets too scared up. I just drape the air line in under the top and blast away. Outside is better for the light but you can play around with different lights as you see fit. Charlie A.

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Sent: Monday, May 28, 2007 8:41 AM
Subject: [STMFC] sandblasting cabinet


Does anyone have any experience or thoughts about this small blast cabinet from harbor
freight???

How bout the gun itself....maybe too heavy weight for blasting styrene and resin?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=94978

Thanks- Doug Gardner




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Re: Brake wheel question

Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 28, 2007, at 3:01 PM, destron@vcn.bc.ca wrote:


In the Winter '05 issue of the AC&Y HS "News" there is a reprint of
the
report to the ICC covering the sale of the P&N's 24000-series boxcars
to
the AC&Y; this has detailed information on the car, including the
brakes.
However, I can't quite make out the handwriting there - perhaps
someone
would know what it says? What I'd like to know is the brake wheel
type.
The text reads (I've put quotes around the words I can't quite make
out):

Brake mast and racket -
Make: AAR 1 1/4"
Type: "Shearco (Sheavco?)" wheel and chain for additional "b....g"
power
Photos show these cars with vertical staff hand brakes, which were
required by AAR rules to have a staff diameter of 1-1/4", so that's
obviously what the first line refers to.

In the 1920s several railway appliance manufacturers offered mechanisms
for multiplying the power applied by the brake chain that wound around
the bottom of the vertical staff, thus providing additional braking
power. The two whose names ended with "...co" were Gemco and Ureco
(Union Railway Equipment Co.). I'd vote for Ureco.

Richard Hendrickson

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