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Re: loosing parts in thick carpets

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Al,

Ah... even the masters suffer from flying part syndrome. Makes me feel
much better about my limited skills.

I assume that you get your parts at "wholesale." And that you have a
relatively large supply. <vbg>

Cheers,
-- Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Oct 15, 2005, at 2:42 PM, Westerfield wrote:

When I'm building kits for photos I don't worry if something drops. 
There is a giant pile of gray flash on the light blue carpet under my
chair so I don't even bother - I just grab another part.  However,
I've been known to drop a tiny master I've been working on for hours. 
Then it's sifting, sifting, sifting... - Al Westerfield


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Re: HO retainer valves and other small parts

Bill Darnaby
 

Try Hawkins Rail in Lafayette, IN. He has very large selection of kits and parts of all kinds. You can find his ad in MR.

Bill Darnaby

Please give me a list of good (steam era ) kit and parts suppliers who I can access via my
keyboard.

Pat Wider


ADMIN: Photos and the Photo Section

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

OK, guys, I have deleted photos that I put in the photo section to the extent that we are again within bounds and you should now be able to access the photo files. Do not put a photo in the Photo section until tomorrow because I will begin deleting all photos as of 11PM tonight.

Hence, you have until then to move any photo you wish into your computer for your own personal use. However, many photos in the files are probably copyrighted and, therefore, you are not authorized to reproduce copies of such photos.

If you believe a particular photo should be retained in the photo file, let me know.

Thanks.

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner


Re: EQUIPCO hand brake

bierglaeser <bierglaeser@...>
 

No Equipco lever hand brakes available in any scale (except 1:1).

I have blueprints for most Equipco lever hand brakes. If you need a
drawing contact me off list. Be sure to sign your name.

Gene Green
Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso

--- In STMFC@..., "twinstarcars" <twinstarcars@y...> wrote:

Has anyone made a good HO casting of the Equipco hand lever brake
assembly? Each time I have started to make a master I just butcher
it.
Just trying to press the "easy" button.


Re: Digest - STMFC Photos

Phil Clark
 

I get, here at 10.00 am UK time.

Error Message!

Phil Clark, ALTON GU34 2RS, UK

Subject: STMFC Photos
...I get the same error message as Pat -- cannot even access. You may be
able to get on as list owner so that you can delete material...
Eric Hiser Phoenix, AZ


STMFC Photos

Eric Hiser <ehiser@...>
 

Mike:
I get the same error message as Pat -- cannot even access. You may be
able to get on as list owner so that you can delete material.

Eric Hiser
Phoenix, AZ


Re: STMFC Photo Problem

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Pat Wider and others ask:

Can anyone currently get access to the STMFC photos???
Yes. I'm having no difficulty at 10:57PM.

I tried placing a photo there and
got an error message. Mike said that's because it's full (at its limit).
The Photo section is definitely over the limit. I dislike deleting other member's photos. However, I may have to arbitrarily delete some. Members might consider saving photos that they would like to retain.

I'm not going to do any deleting until sometime tomorrow and I'll address the process before taking action.

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner


Re: STMFC Photo Problem

David Jobe, Sr.
 

I'm also having the same trouble and have been since early afternoon. The
problem may be Yahoo's rolling access limits. This is not uncommon on high
activity lists where either the file size or the number of requests is high.
Yahoo has limits on both the group level and individual level which only
they know. If the photo section is not just plain full as Mike suggested
then eventually, the rolling limit will expire and we can once again gain
access. So, keep trying periodically. Or, perhaps the original image can
be uploaded to the Files Section of either this group or our companion
group, STMFPH, located at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFPH/ .

Best regards,
David E. Jobe, Sr.
St. Ann, Missouri
Illinois Traction System 1926 - 1928
http://www.illinoistractionsociety.org/

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Patrick Wider
Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 8:16 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] STMFC Photo Problem

Can anyone currently get access to the STMFC photos??? I tried placing a
photo there and
got an error message. Mike said that's because it's full (at its limit). I
now have tried just
viewing what's there, and I still get an error message. Am I the only one
having this
problem???

I have a neat photo of a CGW ARA box car hand brake that I'd like to share.

Pat Wider


Re: STMFC Photo Problem

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

On Oct 15, 2005, at 9:26 PM, Don Worthy wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., "Patrick Wider" <pwider@s...> wrote:

Can anyone currently get access to the STMFC photos??? I tried
placing a photo there and
got an error message. Mike said that's because it's full (at its
limit). I now have tried just
viewing what's there, and I still get an error message. Am I the
only one having this
problem???

I have a neat photo of a CGW ARA box car hand brake that I'd like to
share.

Pat Wider
Pat I can't get in the photos either. I did earlier today but,
something has changed.
I believe that Yahoo! "shuts down" the photo server when there is excessive activity in a short period of time. This is to prevent Yahoo! Groups from becoming a server for porn traffic. If you try again tomorrow, you shouldn't have a problem. It is most likely because of the interest in the SAL photo posted earlier. If you are not a member of STMPH (the sister group to this one for photo storage), I suggest you join and use that space as well.

Regards,
Ted Culotta

Speedwitch Media
645 Tanner Marsh Road, Guilford, CT 06437
info@...
www.speedwitch.com
(650) 787-1912


Re: STMFC Photo Problem

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Not only you, Pat, I posted on this earlier, 2:53 PM, to be exact

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On
Behalf Of Patrick Wider
Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:16 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] STMFC Photo Problem

Can anyone currently get access to the STMFC photos??? I
tried placing a photo there and got an error message. Mike
said that's because it's full (at its limit). I now have
tried just viewing what's there, and I still get an error
message. Am I the only one having this problem???

I have a neat photo of a CGW ARA box car hand brake that I'd
like to share.

Pat Wider





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Re: STMFC Photo Problem

Don Worthy
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Patrick Wider" <pwider@s...> wrote:

Can anyone currently get access to the STMFC photos??? I tried
placing a photo there and
got an error message. Mike said that's because it's full (at its
limit). I now have tried just
viewing what's there, and I still get an error message. Am I the
only one having this
problem???

I have a neat photo of a CGW ARA box car hand brake that I'd like to
share.

Pat Wider
Pat I can't get in the photos either. I did earlier today but,
something has changed.
Don Worthy


STMFC Photo Problem

Patrick Wider <pwider@...>
 

Can anyone currently get access to the STMFC photos??? I tried placing a photo there and
got an error message. Mike said that's because it's full (at its limit). I now have tried just
viewing what's there, and I still get an error message. Am I the only one having this
problem???

I have a neat photo of a CGW ARA box car hand brake that I'd like to share.

Pat Wider


Re: KC Area Train Stores

Patrick Wider <pwider@...>
 

Keith,

Thanks for the update. I'm glad to learn that things have improved out your way. Is there
any way I can get "Doc" to move his store to St. Louis? So you have one good train store
serving a population of how many????

Pat Wider

Not so fast there, Pat. There is a really good all-train store in KC: Doc's
Caboose. It's in the West Bottoms area, an architecturally rich area of old
warehouses and industrial buildings. Doc stocks a good variety of kits (RTR,
too) and detail parts, as well as an excellent supply of tools to build
kits. Doc Snyder, the proprietor, is a modeler and custom painter and knows
his stuff. I highly recommend the shop. They do mail order. A bonus if you
go there, is the old MoP mainline, just 50 feet from his front door. The
website is www.docscaboose.com


Re: inside view SAL autobox

Guy Wilber
 

In a message dated 10/15/05 7:51:35 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
don_worthy@... writes:

<< I've wondered what brand of rack this is and for that matter what model of
car it has on it. The photo was dated 1937. >>

Don,

Other than the NYC's own auto rack design and a lone AAR design there was
only one "brand" of auto rack used by 1937, that being the EVANS Auto~Loader.
While several early permanently installed systems were tried none met the
durability and flexibility of the EVANS product. The majority of the NYC racks were
equipped with EVANS components and the AAR design was shelved as the majority
of roads supplying auto cars supported EVANS patented, spring loaded tie down
systems vs. the AAR design. EVANS Products shrewdly offered the AAR use of
their spring loaded tie down system with the stipulation that they (EVANS) be
allowed the exclusive right to manufacture the AAR design. The loan AAR design
ended its short career hauling Nash products out of Wisconsin.

The SAL 9001-9010 series was equipped with the EVANS Type "D" loader and the
9011-9060 series was equipped with EVANS Type "C" loader, neither of which
were equipped with wide wheel pans for truck loading.

The "D" rack differed from the "C" in that the wheel pans offered more
adjustment (in length) to accommodate differences in the vehicle's wheel base. The
Type "D" was also the first model of rack with telescoping support legs.

It appears that both series of SAL auto cars remained equipped with their
respective loaders (at least) through the mid 1950s...somewhat of a rarity at
least in the case of the Type "C" as most were replaced with later designs in the
post WWII years.

Welcome to the list and Kind Regards,

Guy Wilber
Earthquake Faults, Nevada


Re: loosing parts in thick carpets

Don Worthy
 

Gene this "parts catcher" keeps the parts from ever hitting the floor. It's similiar to what many Jewelers use to keep their little high dollar items from getting lost.
Don Worthy

bierglaeser <bierglaeser@...> wrote:
I have carpet under my work bench. Parts are hard to find in the
carpet but they don't bounce or slide across the floor. Periodically I
stuff the foot of an old pair of pantyhose in to the vacuum cleaner
hose and put on the cleaning tool of choice which holds the pantyhose
in place. After vacuuming the carpet I dump the contents of the
pantyhose on clean white paper and separate the parts from the dirt.

Gene Green
Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso





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Re: KC Area Train Stores

Keith Jordan
 

Pat Wider lamented,

There used to be three or four really good train
stores in the St. Louis area. There isn't a single one now. The same is true
for the Kansas City area.
Not so fast there, Pat. There is a really good all-train store in KC: Doc's
Caboose. It's in the West Bottoms area, an architecturally rich area of old
warehouses and industrial buildings. Doc stocks a good variety of kits (RTR,
too) and detail parts, as well as an excellent supply of tools to build
kits. Doc Snyder, the proprietor, is a modeler and custom painter and knows
his stuff. I highly recommend the shop. They do mail order. A bonus if you
go there, is the old MoP mainline, just 50 feet from his front door. The
website is www.docscaboose.com

I've no connection with Doc's other than being a very satisfied customer.

There's also a couple of other well-stock train stores in the area, too.
Contact me offline if you need names and numbers.

Now, back to building freight cars (mandatory STFMC content).

Keith Jordan


EQUIPCO hand brake

twinstarcars
 

Has anyone made a good HO casting of the Equipco hand lever brake
assembly? Each time I have started to make a master I just butcher it.
Just trying to press the "easy" button.


Re: loosing parts in thick carpets

bierglaeser <bierglaeser@...>
 

I have carpet under my work bench. Parts are hard to find in the
carpet but they don't bounce or slide across the floor. Periodically I
stuff the foot of an old pair of pantyhose in to the vacuum cleaner
hose and put on the cleaning tool of choice which holds the pantyhose
in place. After vacuuming the carpet I dump the contents of the
pantyhose on clean white paper and separate the parts from the dirt.

Gene Green
Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso


Re: loosing parts in thick carpets

Don Worthy
 

Guys I found a way NOT to lose my detail parts. I had several surgeries and haven't been able to get down on my hands and knees to look for them. So, my wife has made a long "pocket" that goes along the front edge of my work desk and is about 3" deep. It sticks out from the desk about 4" or I should say is held open with brass welding rods, which she put in the edges of the "parts bag". (kinda like a basket ball net hangs)
Now when a parts flies off, 95% of the time, it is caught in the bag. Man it sure helped my back and has saved a few 100 dollars in what would have been lost parts.
I'm sorry that I probably haven't given a good description but, I do have a photo for those interested.
Don Worthy

Westerfield <westerfield@...> wrote:
When I'm building kits for photos I don't worry if something drops. There is a giant pile of gray flash on the light blue carpet under my chair so I don't even bother - I just grab another part. However, I've been known to drop a tiny master I've been working on for hours. Then it's sifting, sifting, sifting... - Al Westerfield






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Re: reverse Murphy ends (2)...reverse dreadnaught?

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 15, 2005, at 12:20 PM, PBowers wrote:

My question. When were reverse(inverse?) dreadnaught ends introduced. A
photo in John Riddell's book "Canadian Pacific Colour Guide of Freight and
Passenger Equipment" shows one of the above rebuilds (pg33 middle) with the
dreadnaught end. I can't tell if it is reversed or not. I kind of looks
like a standard end.
Peter, the first Dreadnaught ends were of inverse design and appeared ca. 1927, though Dreadnaught ends with the pattern pressed outward followed soon thereafter. "Innies" are hard to tell from "outies" unless you look carefully, but the easiest "spotting feature" is the seam and rivet course across the center of the end. If the large ribs above and below are pressed outward, its an obverse Dreadnaught end; if they are pressed inward, with perhaps just some small bumps at the center on either side of the rivet course, then it's an inverse end.

Richard Hendrickson