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Re: FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

Clark Propst
 

I too partook in the insanity of building these tractors too. Here's a photo of them when new 25 + yrs ago. The flat car deck was removable so a plain deck could be a replacement. Load in/empty out sort of thing. Now the tractors ride on a different flat car with the wheel chocks glued to the deck. I added wire to the rear wheels that poke into the stake pockets to hold the tractors on. Tractor orientation on the car is located on the bottom of the tractor. I have several Athearn RTR JD tractors I crazily made chocks and glued to the wheels. The reason for both these methods is to be able to remove partial loads at different towns on my branch. I can provide more photos of the different arrangements.
The irony was that as soon as I finished the tractors and started therapy Life Like came out with their RTR version and Oddballs did decals...Also a friend is building them as we type/read for another guy. He calls to ask questions and I just laugh  ;  ))
CW Propst.


Boxcar Interior Door Color

rmink
 

I'm working on an interior for a ribside boxcar and I'm wondering is someone can tell me if the inside of the doors were painted or bare metal?  I have not been able to find any pictures in my collection of ribside pictures that show this.

Thanks for your help.

Regards,

Rick

Rick Mink
Burleson, TX


Re: FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

rmink
 

If I recall correctly the decals were included in the tractor kit Martin offered.  Building these tested my sanity too.  There are over 50 parts in each tractor!  I added a few things like MV lenses and pins in several places to strengthen some of the joints.  I'm pleased with the results though.  I would like to find a set of the oddball tractor decals as I have a load of the Life Like tractors I want to finish.

Regards,

Rick

Rick Mink
Burleson, TX


Re: F&C LV box car

Clark Propst
 

On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 03:19 PM, Rob & Bev Manley wrote:
May I forward this to PanPastel for publishing?
Rob Manley
That's a humbling request coming from you Rob. Sure you can. Would you rather wait till the couplers/ cut levers are installed and the car is on the layout?
CW Propst


Re: FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

ron christensen
 

I have a question on seat color. As I remember the Formal 300 we had, had a plastic like cover that was silver in color.
It was our first tractor with any kind of seat covering. before that the seats were metal painted the same as the tractor.
Ron Christensen


Re: MDC heavy duty trucks

spsalso
 

On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 08:50 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
The SP ore cars.
Tony Thompson 

 

On Apr 15, 2020, at 6:55 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Does anyone remember what freight car - MDC or Athearn - they went under?  My memory banks failed me on this one.

Todd Sullivan.


Re: MDC heavy duty trucks

Tony Thompson
 

The SP ore cars.
Tony Thompson 


On Apr 15, 2020, at 6:55 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Does anyone remember what freight car - MDC or Athearn - they went under?  My memory banks failed me on this one.

Todd Sullivan.


Re: MDC heavy duty trucks

Richard Townsend
 

I think it was the MDC 3-bay hopper for B&LE


On Apr 15, 2020, at 6:55 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Does anyone remember what freight car - MDC or Athearn - they went under?  My memory banks failed me on this one.

Todd Sullivan.


Re: MDC heavy duty trucks

Todd Sullivan
 

Does anyone remember what freight car - MDC or Athearn - they went under?  My memory banks failed me on this one.

Todd Sullivan.


Re: FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Tim:

I recall this coming up shortly after Martin released the kits.  All thet I recall I s that someone questioned their sanity after doing a load. The tractors in Mr. Sandifer's post look super.  Possibly he could chime in auto how he accomplished it.

Bill Pardie



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-------- Original message --------
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Date: 4/15/20 2:15 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS


Bill the thing that has me stumped is how to efficiently paint the
tractor wheels and still get all that detail with hubs.



On 4/15/2020 6:52 PM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

Farmall decals came up over a year ago, and I think Tony Koester was working with someone to bring them back. I haven’t heard anything since then. Perhaps Tony will give us an update? I have twelve tractors waiting H Decals.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of WILLIAM PARDIE
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:51 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

 

Someone in the past couple of days asked if there had been any decals made for the Farmall tractors.  Indeed there has been.  They were done by

the now maligned Oddball Decals.  The set number is 87-563.  I have a set to use on my Sunshine tractor kit.  Hopefully I will get to it in this lifetime.

 

Bill Pardie



Re: FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

    That's a super nice looking load of Farmall H and/or M series tractors, Steve

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

Steve SANDIFER
 

I did this one probably 10 years ago. It is a regular runner in my op sessions.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:16 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

 


Bill the thing that has me stumped is how to efficiently paint the
tractor wheels and still get all that detail with hubs.



On 4/15/2020 6:52 PM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

Farmall decals came up over a year ago, and I think Tony Koester was working with someone to bring them back. I haven’t heard anything since then. Perhaps Tony will give us an update? I have twelve tractors waiting H Decals.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of WILLIAM PARDIE
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:51 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

 

Someone in the past couple of days asked if there had been any decals made for the Farmall tractors.  Indeed there has been.  They were done by

the now maligned Oddball Decals.  The set number is 87-563.  I have a set to use on my Sunshine tractor kit.  Hopefully I will get to it in this lifetime.

 

Bill Pardie

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Speaking of decals

Tim O'Connor
 

I found this to be true of the Kadee "laser sharp" decals - The white is translucent.
It's a shame because 99.9% of their lettering is perfect.

On 4/15/2020 1:50 PM, Gary Bechdol wrote:
Fenton:

I ordered several sets of ACL steam locomotive decals from K4.  I had twp locomotive professionally painted, but when the painter applied the white decals, the printing was so thin that the decal did not show up on the black locomotives.  Even doubling up the decals did not help. Maybe I had an early set, but before you try decaling a car, do a test first on a piece of scrap using the paint color you are applying to the car.

Gary Bechdol
Stone Mountain, GA
--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

Tim O'Connor
 


Bill the thing that has me stumped is how to efficiently paint the
tractor wheels and still get all that detail with hubs.



On 4/15/2020 6:52 PM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

Farmall decals came up over a year ago, and I think Tony Koester was working with someone to bring them back. I haven’t heard anything since then. Perhaps Tony will give us an update? I have twelve tractors waiting H Decals.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of WILLIAM PARDIE
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 2:51 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS

 

Someone in the past couple of days asked if there had been any decals made for the Farmall tractors.  Indeed there has been.  They were done by

the now maligned Oddball Decals.  The set number is 87-563.  I have a set to use on my Sunshine tractor kit.  Hopefully I will get to it in this lifetime.

 

Bill Pardie



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Speaking of decals

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

   Well, I'm not going to post a color photo of me sitting with my father on the new Ford 8N bought in the
spring of 1949 but the tractors on the DT&I flat posted earlier looked a lot more like the succeeding Ford
"Jubilee" model than an 8N. I looked for an 8N myself in late 1978 and ended up buying a Massey-Ferguson
35 Deluxe instead. Ten years newer, oversize tires and rims and, more importantly, a dual range transmission
with Multi-Drive AND a live power take-off, which was the major drawback of an 8N, all for less than any 
reasonable 8N could be found. The 8N seems to have developed a bunch of cult worshipers and I wanted 
a working tractor! Still have the Massey-Ferguson and have never regretted purchasing it even though I'd 
rather have had one with a Perkins Diesel than the Continental gas motor. IIRC the Ferguson that first 
competed with Ford after the Harry & Henry team split was a TO-30 and the paint was a bit darker gray 
than what was used on the Fords. Have just spoken with my childhood neighbor whose parents were
partners with my parents on a corn harvester and who at 83 has a few years on me and he has confirmed
my memory of the model and color difference between the Ford and the Ferguson in those early years. He 
has also reminded me that either could be had with the exhaust beneath the left-hand running board or in a 
vertical position. The only piece of farm machinery I can think of that the position beneath the running board 
might interfere with is a belly mounted mower, my preferred type of sickle bar mower.

Just an old hayshaker, Don Valentine


Re: Tamiya Flat Clear TS-80 spray can

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

As far as rattle cans go, I'm with Nelson on this: Tamiya and sometimes Krylon. Tamiya gives a finer spray compared to Dullcote and Model Masters.

    Totally true about Tamiya. I am genuinely impressed with their nozzles. Fine spray, limited spread (you don't paint your hands and the surroundings), no blurts. And every can is as good. None of which is true with Testors.

Tony Thompson




Re: MDC heavy duty trucks

Tony Thompson
 

Ed Sutorik wrote:

Athearn has sold these trucks separately.  So you might want to also search under the Athearn name.
They HAVE sold them separately.

     Athearn essentially sells ALL the parts to ALL their models. But scarcely any parts are on their website. They do give a phone number for the parts department, and I have found that when you call, they are pleasant and helpful. The key thing they tell you is the PART NUMBER for what you want. Then you can go online and order, using that number. Prices are okay and delivery is prompt.

Tony Thompson




Re: MDC heavy duty trucks

spsalso
 

Athearn has sold these trucks separately.  So you might want to also search under the Athearn name.

They HAVE sold them separately.


Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: MDC heavy duty trucks

Tony Thompson
 

Richard Townsend wrote:

Todd, thanks so much! I had forgotten about those trucks, and they are perfect. Not roller bearing like the MDC, and since I don't want the roller bearings, that works out well.

      When I worked on a helium car, I needed essentially those trucks (this was before Corey came along). I used the MDC truck, simply cutting off the roller-bearing journals and gluing on solid bearing journal boxes. It's actually pretty quick and easy.

Tony Thompson




CNW slogans

Tony Thompson
 

Could someone please let me know when CNW began to paint the "Route of the 400 Streamliners" slogan on box cars? Thanks in advance.

Tony Thompson
tony@signaturepress.com

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