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Re: New Kits

Phread <fred1945@...>
 

Curtis,

The ET & WNC 4-6-0's look really good, but the $700 price tag is a bit much!

Phread

Curtis Brookshire wrote:

From: "Curtis Brookshire" <curtis.brookshire@...>

Linville Depot and piggyback flats. Great to hear more ET&WNC kits going on
the market. We need to get this information in the model press. Hope Dan
McKee (Key Imports) is paying attention.

P-L-E-A-S-E everyone, if you have not reserved a Key ET&WNC ten wheeler and
have any intentions of purchasing one, do so soon. Key will only produce
them when he gets enough reservations. Realize it's a powerful commitment,
but that's the only way we'll see them.

Thanks Les, Jim and Phread for the latest kit announcements.

Curtis
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Re: New Kits

Jim King <jking@...>
 

Phread,

I saw Peach Creek Shops list the engine at over $900 not long ago! Maybe it's
just a guess on their part ... still too much for me even if I was still in HOn3,
not On3. I'd be willing to bet that some HOers would switch to O if an ET engine
became available?!? And, yes, I've already started talking to a few folks about
helping me make a 4-6-0 kit from a combination of spin castings, brass and
urethane. It'll take a while to put the project together, but the drive train is
a whole lot easier in O than HO ... and I expect a kit would sell for much less
than the HO RTR brass!

Jim

Phread wrote:

From: Phread <fred1945@...>

Curtis,

The ET & WNC 4-6-0's look really good, but the $700 price tag is a bit much!

Phread

Curtis Brookshire wrote:

From: "Curtis Brookshire" <curtis.brookshire@...>

Linville Depot and piggyback flats. Great to hear more ET&WNC kits going on
the market. We need to get this information in the model press. Hope Dan
McKee (Key Imports) is paying attention.

P-L-E-A-S-E everyone, if you have not reserved a Key ET&WNC ten wheeler and
have any intentions of purchasing one, do so soon. Key will only produce
them when he gets enough reservations. Realize it's a powerful commitment,
but that's the only way we'll see them.

Thanks Les, Jim and Phread for the latest kit announcements.

Curtis
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Re: New Kits

Phread <fred1945@...>
 

Jim,

Put me on the list already!!!

Phread

Jim King wrote:

From: Jim King <jking@...>

Phread,

I saw Peach Creek Shops list the engine at over $900 not long ago! Maybe it's
just a guess on their part ... still too much for me even if I was still in HOn3,
not On3. I'd be willing to bet that some HOers would switch to O if an ET engine
became available?!? And, yes, I've already started talking to a few folks about
helping me make a 4-6-0 kit from a combination of spin castings, brass and
urethane. It'll take a while to put the project together, but the drive train is
a whole lot easier in O than HO ... and I expect a kit would sell for much less
than the HO RTR brass!

Jim

Phread wrote:

From: Phread <fred1945@...>

Curtis,

The ET & WNC 4-6-0's look really good, but the $700 price tag is a bit much!

Phread

Curtis Brookshire wrote:

From: "Curtis Brookshire" <curtis.brookshire@...>

Linville Depot and piggyback flats. Great to hear more ET&WNC kits going on
the market. We need to get this information in the model press. Hope Dan
McKee (Key Imports) is paying attention.

P-L-E-A-S-E everyone, if you have not reserved a Key ET&WNC ten wheeler and
have any intentions of purchasing one, do so soon. Key will only produce
them when he gets enough reservations. Realize it's a powerful commitment,
but that's the only way we'll see them.

Thanks Les, Jim and Phread for the latest kit announcements.

Curtis
.

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Re: Linville

Chris Jessee <cdjessee@...>
 

Hi,

I'm looking for information on laser cutters or laser cutting services. Do
you have info on cutters or offer it as a service?

Thanks,

Message: 2
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 23:59:55 -0500
From: "J. L. Walker" <WEBSTERCLASSICMODELS@...>
Subject:

Save a little of your money. We are working on a Linville Depot in HO. I
refuse to promise a time - then I get all up tight - but it should be ready
by the time of the Historical Society Meet. Price unknown - but, laser
cut, wood shingles.... we will see.. There are some decent plastic
shingles out there now too. We will stick to our modus operandi, which is
- prototype fidelity and model quality. Wood shingles, laser cut windows.
Les Walker dba Webster Classic Models


Chris Jessee
cdjessee@...
190 Lake Club Court #107
Charlottesville, VA 22902
804-979-7279


New trucks

Jim King <jking@...>
 

Hi all,

I'm shopping for your interests again. After Phread's wonderful job of
coordinating my proposed ET pig flat and trailer, it's my turn!

I've had much discussion with modelers in the ET&WNC HS about having
correct trucks for their HOn3 rolling stock. Dave Hoffman offers top
quality investment cast brass trucks with NWSL wheels but some folks
find them difficult to work with and/or too expensive to outfit their
fleet of cars.

Currently, the best alternative is to use Grandt Line's D&RGW 4'8" wb
Delrin trucks ... they run fine and have the correct wheelbase but the
side profile is wrong. I include them in my kits because they are
economical, good quality and 'get you running' without any assembly.
The theory is that they can always be replaced later with Dave's brass
trucks.

With that said, I've also been talking with a seasoned spin caster who
has 4 or 5 truck kits on the market, 1 in O 2-rail, the rest in HO and
HOn3. I'll be visiting him next Thursday to discuss many topics,
including trucks. I want to pursue having correct HOn3 and On3 Simplex
and McCord trucks produced in 'white metal', for lack of a better term.
The trucks will consist of 3 pieces ... 2 sideframes and 1 bolster ...
plus metal wheelsets (source to be determined ... maybe Grandt or
NWSL). The truck frame will be ACC'd together ... no screws.
Equalization might be a problem using this method but I'll have to see
for myself. I don't know what price they'll be but I expect in the $6
-$7.00/pr range.

Assuming I proceed with this project (patterns and tooling are made),
how many of you are interested in getting 'correct' truck kits at a more
affordable price? They would be included in my kits and available
separately.

Please respond at your convenience. This is not a project that I'll
complete next month, but once it starts, it'll go FAST!

Thanks in advance for your input.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works


Re: New trucks

larry smith <wooddale@...>
 

Jim

While you're at it why don't you ask about EBT Vulcan trucks also. I'd be
very interested in a couple of dozen pairs of those.

Larry Smith

Jim King wrote:

From: Jim King <jking@...>

Hi all,

I'm shopping for your interests again. After Phread's wonderful job of
coordinating my proposed ET pig flat and trailer, it's my turn!

I've had much discussion with modelers in the ET&WNC HS about having
correct trucks for their HOn3 rolling stock. Dave Hoffman offers top
quality investment cast brass trucks with NWSL wheels but some folks
find them difficult to work with and/or too expensive to outfit their
fleet of cars.

Currently, the best alternative is to use Grandt Line's D&RGW 4'8" wb
Delrin trucks ... they run fine and have the correct wheelbase but the
side profile is wrong. I include them in my kits because they are
economical, good quality and 'get you running' without any assembly.
The theory is that they can always be replaced later with Dave's brass
trucks.

With that said, I've also been talking with a seasoned spin caster who
has 4 or 5 truck kits on the market, 1 in O 2-rail, the rest in HO and
HOn3. I'll be visiting him next Thursday to discuss many topics,
including trucks. I want to pursue having correct HOn3 and On3 Simplex
and McCord trucks produced in 'white metal', for lack of a better term.
The trucks will consist of 3 pieces ... 2 sideframes and 1 bolster ...
plus metal wheelsets (source to be determined ... maybe Grandt or
NWSL). The truck frame will be ACC'd together ... no screws.
Equalization might be a problem using this method but I'll have to see
for myself. I don't know what price they'll be but I expect in the $6
-$7.00/pr range.

Assuming I proceed with this project (patterns and tooling are made),
how many of you are interested in getting 'correct' truck kits at a more
affordable price? They would be included in my kits and available
separately.

Please respond at your convenience. This is not a project that I'll
complete next month, but once it starts, it'll go FAST!

Thanks in advance for your input.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works

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Re: New trucks

Rick Blanchard <bdesign@...>
 

All,

While you're at it why don't you ask about EBT Vulcan trucks also. I'd be
very interested in a couple of dozen pairs of those.
Is there a source for drawings of all of these different trucks? If it was
in the Stemwinder could I get a copy of the issue/article?

Thanks,
Rick

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Rick Blanchard
rick@...
San Diego, CA

My East Tennessee and Western North Carolina web site:
http://www.urbaneagle.com/slim/etwnc.html


Re: New trucks

Jim King <jking@...>
 

Larry,

Once we get rolling, any truck can be built, provided there is sufficient
market to sell them! I'm always open for suggestions.

BTW, I've modified the On3 ET 37' flat patterns and made a new mold. The
pilot model will be finished this weekend but the kit won't be available until
late Feb/early March because I haven't started on the instructions, drawings
or color pix. Gotta get the model right, first. It goes together nicely, has
a lot of detail cast-on and includes brass wire truss rods ... I don't trust
fish line to hold up for the long run.

Thanks for the input.

Jim

larry smith wrote:

From: larry smith <wooddale@...>

Jim

While you're at it why don't you ask about EBT Vulcan trucks also. I'd be
very interested in a couple of dozen pairs of those.

Larry Smith

Jim King wrote:

From: Jim King <jking@...>

Hi all,

I'm shopping for your interests again. After Phread's wonderful job of
coordinating my proposed ET pig flat and trailer, it's my turn!

I've had much discussion with modelers in the ET&WNC HS about having
correct trucks for their HOn3 rolling stock. Dave Hoffman offers top
quality investment cast brass trucks with NWSL wheels but some folks
find them difficult to work with and/or too expensive to outfit their
fleet of cars.

Currently, the best alternative is to use Grandt Line's D&RGW 4'8" wb
Delrin trucks ... they run fine and have the correct wheelbase but the
side profile is wrong. I include them in my kits because they are
economical, good quality and 'get you running' without any assembly.
The theory is that they can always be replaced later with Dave's brass
trucks.

With that said, I've also been talking with a seasoned spin caster who
has 4 or 5 truck kits on the market, 1 in O 2-rail, the rest in HO and
HOn3. I'll be visiting him next Thursday to discuss many topics,
including trucks. I want to pursue having correct HOn3 and On3 Simplex
and McCord trucks produced in 'white metal', for lack of a better term.
The trucks will consist of 3 pieces ... 2 sideframes and 1 bolster ...
plus metal wheelsets (source to be determined ... maybe Grandt or
NWSL). The truck frame will be ACC'd together ... no screws.
Equalization might be a problem using this method but I'll have to see
for myself. I don't know what price they'll be but I expect in the $6
-$7.00/pr range.

Assuming I proceed with this project (patterns and tooling are made),
how many of you are interested in getting 'correct' truck kits at a more
affordable price? They would be included in my kits and available
separately.

Please respond at your convenience. This is not a project that I'll
complete next month, but once it starts, it'll go FAST!

Thanks in advance for your input.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works

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Re: New trucks

Jim King <jking@...>
 

Rick,

ET trucks are shown in fairly good detail on Ed Cass' drawings. Combine these
with photos and you should do OK. I hope they'll be OK ... that's what I'm
using to make patterns!

Jim K.

Rick Blanchard wrote:

From: Rick Blanchard <bdesign@...>

All,

While you're at it why don't you ask about EBT Vulcan trucks also. I'd be
very interested in a couple of dozen pairs of those.
Is there a source for drawings of all of these different trucks? If it was
in the Stemwinder could I get a copy of the issue/article?

Thanks,
Rick

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Rick Blanchard
rick@...
San Diego, CA

My East Tennessee and Western North Carolina web site:
http://www.urbaneagle.com/slim/etwnc.html

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Re: New trucks

Sergent, Frank <Frank_Sergent@...>
 

Jim,

I'm very interested in the possibility of having a second source for HO
ET&WNC trucks. I too am impressed with the detail of David Hoffman's trucks.
The price and assembly of his trucks doesn't bother me as much as the
continued availability though. I like the fact that they are brass so they
can be soldered together easily. In my humble opinion, his trucks seem a
little chunky compared to what I'm used to seeing. The boxes appear to be
quite a bit larger than those on other typical HOn3 trucks. Perhaps his
trucks are completely accurate, but it's hard to tell from the photos and
drawings I have available. To be fare, I've only seen his "Jacked-Up"
versions. I'd like some other opinions about this.

It sounds like you haven't yet made a decision about what type of wheelsets
to equip the new trucks with. For kicks, I did a quick comparison of
wheelsets I had on hand and found a large variation in tire widths and
flange depths as shown below.

Width Flange Depth Flange Thickness
NMRA limits 0.086 min 0.026 max 0.032 max
Grandt 0.082 0.022 0.026
Kadee 0.078 0.022 0.025
MDC 0.089 0.025 0.022
NWSL 0.088 0.028 0.030

Its interesting to see that the only wheels conforming to the NMRA standard
are those from MDC! Only the MDC and NWSL wheels are guaranteed to make it
through a NMRA conforming frog without falling in! The deep flange on the
NWSL can cause it to bottom out on an NMRA conforming frog. Then again, NMRA
standards don't really help much for the dual gage loving ET&WNC fan because
an HOn3 NMRA conforming wheel (min width = 0.086) can fall into an HO NMRA
conforming frog (2 x min flangeway = 0.100). The problem is resolved in the
NMRA's fine scale recommended practices. This recommended practice basically
uses normal HOn3 dimensions and modifies the standard gage wheel/track
dimensions to be compatible. I think NWSL offers HO wheelsets that are based
on the NMRA RP-4. Given the normal set of NMRA standards, I suppose the both
MDC and NWSL wheelsets would both be acceptable on dual gage trackage. I
realize there are lots of people out there with dual gage trackage that
never worry about these details. As far as looks go, the cast Kadee wheels
beat the others hands down.

I personally gave up on the official standards years ago and use a fine
scale standard proposed to the NMRA back in 1981. It approaches what is now
called Proto-87 and has no problem with dual gage incompatibilities. The
down side is that I have to turn my own wheels (0.065 width with 0.012 deep
flanges). Back when I made the decision, it wasn't that big of deal.
Commercial ET&WNC trucks weren't available, so I had to scratchbuild the
trucks anyway. Drivers for the Ten Wheelers weren't available (and still
aren't as far as I know) so I was going to have to scratchbuild them also.
Scratchbuilding narrow gage turnouts was the norm. Since I would have to
scratchbuild everything anyway, why not do it to a dual gage compatible
standard? Unfortunately, I haven't yet had the time to build the Ten
Wheelers, but I did get some freight cars put together. Perhaps I'd do
better to ignore the dual gage issues and live with what's already out
there. David Hoffman made a plea for some modeling standards for ET&WNC
wheel sizes and coupler heights a few years ago in a letter published in the
Stemwinder. Somehow, I suspect that won't ever happen so we have to take
what we can get. At any rate, it sure would be nice to have a second source
for the trucks so I could load them with my thin little wheels.

Thanks for the interest in the ET&WNC.

Frank Sergent

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim King [mailto:jking@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 1999 10:43 AM
To: On3 Group; HOn3 mail list; ET&WNC HS Email List
Cc: Caylor, Bill; Chris & Dina Cardinal; Tall Pine Model
Railroading - Chuck Lind
Subject: [Tweetsie] New trucks

From: Jim King <jking@...>

Hi all,

I'm shopping for your interests again. After Phread's
wonderful job of
coordinating my proposed ET pig flat and trailer, it's my
turn!

I've had much discussion with modelers in the ET&WNC HS
about having
correct trucks for their HOn3 rolling stock. Dave Hoffman
offers top
quality investment cast brass trucks with NWSL wheels but
some folks
find them difficult to work with and/or too expensive to
outfit their
fleet of cars.

Currently, the best alternative is to use Grandt Line's
D&RGW 4'8" wb
Delrin trucks ... they run fine and have the correct
wheelbase but the
side profile is wrong. I include them in my kits because
they are
economical, good quality and 'get you running' without any
assembly.
The theory is that they can always be replaced later with
Dave's brass
trucks.

With that said, I've also been talking with a seasoned spin
caster who
has 4 or 5 truck kits on the market, 1 in O 2-rail, the rest
in HO and
HOn3. I'll be visiting him next Thursday to discuss many
topics,
including trucks. I want to pursue having correct HOn3 and
On3 Simplex
and McCord trucks produced in 'white metal', for lack of a
better term.
The trucks will consist of 3 pieces ... 2 sideframes and 1
bolster ...
plus metal wheelsets (source to be determined ... maybe
Grandt or
NWSL). The truck frame will be ACC'd together ... no
screws.
Equalization might be a problem using this method but I'll
have to see
for myself. I don't know what price they'll be but I expect
in the $6
-$7.00/pr range.

Assuming I proceed with this project (patterns and tooling
are made),
how many of you are interested in getting 'correct' truck
kits at a more
affordable price? They would be included in my kits and
available
separately.

Please respond at your convenience. This is not a project
that I'll
complete next month, but once it starts, it'll go FAST!

Thanks in advance for your input.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works



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Re: New trucks

Curtis Brookshire <curtis.brookshire@...>
 

I'd like to get the "correct" trucks, but if I'm the only one, I'll take
what comes in the kit.

Curtis

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim King <jking@...>
To: On3 Group <on3@...>; HOn3 mail list <hon3@...>;
ET&WNC HS Email List <Tweetsie@...>
Cc: Caylor, Bill <Caylor@...>; Chris & Dina Cardinal
<twofoot@...>; Tall Pine Model Railroading - Chuck Lind
<tallpine@...>
Date: Thursday, January 21, 1999 10:42 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] New trucks


From: Jim King <jking@...>

Hi all,

I'm shopping for your interests again. After Phread's wonderful job of
coordinating my proposed ET pig flat and trailer, it's my turn!

I've had much discussion with modelers in the ET&WNC HS about having
correct trucks for their HOn3 rolling stock. Dave Hoffman offers top
quality investment cast brass trucks with NWSL wheels but some folks
find them difficult to work with and/or too expensive to outfit their
fleet of cars.

Currently, the best alternative is to use Grandt Line's D&RGW 4'8" wb
Delrin trucks ... they run fine and have the correct wheelbase but the
side profile is wrong. I include them in my kits because they are
economical, good quality and 'get you running' without any assembly.
The theory is that they can always be replaced later with Dave's brass
trucks.

With that said, I've also been talking with a seasoned spin caster who
has 4 or 5 truck kits on the market, 1 in O 2-rail, the rest in HO and
HOn3. I'll be visiting him next Thursday to discuss many topics,
including trucks. I want to pursue having correct HOn3 and On3 Simplex
and McCord trucks produced in 'white metal', for lack of a better term.
The trucks will consist of 3 pieces ... 2 sideframes and 1 bolster ...
plus metal wheelsets (source to be determined ... maybe Grandt or
NWSL). The truck frame will be ACC'd together ... no screws.
Equalization might be a problem using this method but I'll have to see
for myself. I don't know what price they'll be but I expect in the $6
-$7.00/pr range.

Assuming I proceed with this project (patterns and tooling are made),
how many of you are interested in getting 'correct' truck kits at a more
affordable price? They would be included in my kits and available
separately.

Please respond at your convenience. This is not a project that I'll
complete next month, but once it starts, it'll go FAST!

Thanks in advance for your input.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works


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Re: New trucks

Phread <fred1945@...>
 

All,

I have to go along with Curtis on this, but correct trucks sure would add a
whole lot to a model!!

Phread

Curtis Brookshire wrote:

From: "Curtis Brookshire" <curtis.brookshire@...>

I'd like to get the "correct" trucks, but if I'm the only one, I'll take
what comes in the kit.

Curtis
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim King <jking@...>
To: On3 Group <on3@...>; HOn3 mail list <hon3@...>;
ET&WNC HS Email List <Tweetsie@...>
Cc: Caylor, Bill <Caylor@...>; Chris & Dina Cardinal
<twofoot@...>; Tall Pine Model Railroading - Chuck Lind
<tallpine@...>
Date: Thursday, January 21, 1999 10:42 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] New trucks

From: Jim King <jking@...>

Hi all,

I'm shopping for your interests again. After Phread's wonderful job of
coordinating my proposed ET pig flat and trailer, it's my turn!

I've had much discussion with modelers in the ET&WNC HS about having
correct trucks for their HOn3 rolling stock. Dave Hoffman offers top
quality investment cast brass trucks with NWSL wheels but some folks
find them difficult to work with and/or too expensive to outfit their
fleet of cars.

Currently, the best alternative is to use Grandt Line's D&RGW 4'8" wb
Delrin trucks ... they run fine and have the correct wheelbase but the
side profile is wrong. I include them in my kits because they are
economical, good quality and 'get you running' without any assembly.
The theory is that they can always be replaced later with Dave's brass
trucks.

With that said, I've also been talking with a seasoned spin caster who
has 4 or 5 truck kits on the market, 1 in O 2-rail, the rest in HO and
HOn3. I'll be visiting him next Thursday to discuss many topics,
including trucks. I want to pursue having correct HOn3 and On3 Simplex
and McCord trucks produced in 'white metal', for lack of a better term.
The trucks will consist of 3 pieces ... 2 sideframes and 1 bolster ...
plus metal wheelsets (source to be determined ... maybe Grandt or
NWSL). The truck frame will be ACC'd together ... no screws.
Equalization might be a problem using this method but I'll have to see
for myself. I don't know what price they'll be but I expect in the $6
-$7.00/pr range.

Assuming I proceed with this project (patterns and tooling are made),
how many of you are interested in getting 'correct' truck kits at a more
affordable price? They would be included in my kits and available
separately.

Please respond at your convenience. This is not a project that I'll
complete next month, but once it starts, it'll go FAST!

Thanks in advance for your input.

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works


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Re: New trucks

Jerry A Shepardson <cmstc@...>
 

I'd go for the correct trucks in "white metal". I'd much prefer a kit with
all the parts in one box.

--
Jerry A. Shepardson

j.shepardson@...
or
CMSTC@...

The Southern Serves the South


36 ft. flats

Jim King <jking@...>
 

Johnny,

<<< NOTE>>>
Although this message is intended mainly for Johnny Graybeal, because
I'm referencing the ET freight roster he's assembled, I'm also copying
the ET mail list in hopes someone else has info on the rather confusing
freight car roster that ET operated!

I'm currently writing the history section for the On3 36' flat
instructions and, as usual, your equipment roster and notes have been
invaluable. Thanks for spending the time to sort thru records and put
it into a concise, legible format.

As we've discussed before, there are a lot of loopholes and missing
links in the data. I'm having particular problems trying to find out
which 36 foot flats stayed flats and which ones were converted to gons
or something else. You state "WOOD" for many car numbers and then
"GONDOLA" for the same car. What does 'wood' mean? Was it a flat with
temporarily-added stakes to be used to hauled cord wood or was is really
rebuilt with side boards as a gon? From the photos I've seen, flats
rebuilt as gons had different stake pockets in the center than a flat
car with temporary side boards. Converted gons appear to be permanently
altered, because they use 2 single U-bolt stake pockets in the center
that attach to the center sills for stability.

Any help is appreciated. I need to go car by car thru your roster to
determine which numbers are accurate for the kit, so an explanation of
'wood', 'flat' and 'gondola' are essential.

Thanks in advance for your help. The kit will be shipping late
Feb/early March and will be available at the convention, maybe with a
2nd car by then.

Jim King
SMMW


Printer Cartridge refills

Phread <fred1945@...>
 

Anyone who buys Printer Cartridge Refills please contact me and let me
know what type, color, part/stock number, etc. I may be able to supply
these at considerable savings over retail.

So, instead of going to your local Office Supply outlet, check with me
first, I may save you some money?

Phread


Re: Printer Cartridge refills

fwest@...
 

The list is called "Tweetsie" because we are interested in the railroad;
not business development.mw


Re: Printer Cartridge refills

RICKY WILCOX <rickywilcox@...>
 

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Ricky Wilcox

On Fri, 29 Jan 1999 22:26:31 Mike West wrote:
From: fwest@... (Mike West)

The list is called "Tweetsie" because we are interested in the railroad;
not business development.mw



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Update on trucks

Jim King <jking@...>
 

Hello all,

Last week, I spent a very enjoyable evening with Paul Redmond of On-Trak
Models in eastern North Carolina. Among other things, one topic was
making inexpensive, quality trucks for HOn3 and On3 (with 30" gauge
options, too).

Bottom line is that I can make the patterns of the various ET&WNC (my
main interest) side frame styles for him to spin cast in a Zamac/pewter
mixed metal. The bolsters will likely be urethane, similar to what
Design Tech recently advertised in the Gazette. No screws will be
needed for assembly ... just slide the side frame tab into the bolster
slot and add a small styrene 'cap strip' over the slot to keep in
place. Slight equilization should be maintained but is not critical to
smooth operation on smooth track.

We can get the sideframes in any style, including McCord and Simplex and
in any gauge by using new urethane bolsters.

Any photos or other info you folks can loan me toward this project would
be most appreciated. If you have any info, let me know offline, please.

Thanks,

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works


Re: Update on trucks

Curtis Brookshire <curtis.brookshire@...>
 

Sounds great! Continue marching forward.
Curtis

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim King <jking@...>
To: On3 Group <on3@...>; ET&WNC HS Email List <Tweetsie@...>
Date: Tuesday, February 02, 1999 10:45 AM
Subject: [Tweetsie] Update on trucks


From: Jim King <jking@...>

Hello all,

Last week, I spent a very enjoyable evening with Paul Redmond of On-Trak
Models in eastern North Carolina. Among other things, one topic was
making inexpensive, quality trucks for HOn3 and On3 (with 30" gauge
options, too).

Bottom line is that I can make the patterns of the various ET&WNC (my
main interest) side frame styles for him to spin cast in a Zamac/pewter
mixed metal. The bolsters will likely be urethane, similar to what
Design Tech recently advertised in the Gazette. No screws will be
needed for assembly ... just slide the side frame tab into the bolster
slot and add a small styrene 'cap strip' over the slot to keep in
place. Slight equilization should be maintained but is not critical to
smooth operation on smooth track.

We can get the sideframes in any style, including McCord and Simplex and
in any gauge by using new urethane bolsters.

Any photos or other info you folks can loan me toward this project would
be most appreciated. If you have any info, let me know offline, please.

Thanks,

Jim King
Smoky Mountain Model Works


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The six pilot coupler

Sergent, Frank <Frank_Sergent@...>
 

Tweetsie Experts:

Does anybody have an idea why the number six's front coupler was changed and
moved down between 1909 and 1925? This is opposite of the general idea that
ET&WNC engines got higher 3-way couplers over time.

The photo on page 5 of the Jan-Feb-Mar 98 Stemwinder shows #6 with what
appears to be a high mounted 3-way coupler in 1909. The photo on the front
cover of the shows the same engine in 1925 and the back cover shows it in
1929 with a much lower non 3-way coupler. Note the different cut bar
configurations also. This would seem indicate that at least some rolling
stock had low couplers (24"?) as late as 1929.

Any ideas???

Thanks in advance,
Frank Sergent