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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

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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

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

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

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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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: 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

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: 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@...>
 

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

Jerry Shepardson <j.shepardson@...
 

New rolling stock and a new station. This is great news. Now, if we can
only get an engine...

J L Walker wrote:


From: "J. L. Walker" <WEBSTERCLASSICMODELS@...>

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

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Re: New Kits

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
.

Linville

J. L. Walker <WEBSTERCLASSICMODELS@...>
 

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

ET & WNC Piggyback flatcar w/trailer kits

Phread <fred1945@...>
 

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Looks like another new kit on the horizon,...and I present Jim King's
quote:

"Phread,
One more thing. Can you send out a message to all interested that there
was a total of 99 HOn3 and 13 On3 interested in the pig flats? This is
enough for me to put the car on my 'to do' list. I'll start collecting
construction material, etc. AFTER completing the current On3 ET flat and
the run of ET boxcars I plan next. Thanks again for your help.

Jim"

Hang on to some money for later this year!!!!!

Phread

Re: Trip to Boone

C Ford <cfordart@...>
 

There are some nice bed and breakfasts in Blowing Rock, about 10 miles
from Boone. It's probably a neater place to stay than Boone. A VERY nice
b&b is The Mast Farm Inn on the road to Valle Crusis. If I ever go back
over there with the family, THAT'S where I'm going to stay. They have a
site on the Web.

Chris


-----------------------
Chris Ford
cfordart@...

http://www.mindspring.com/~cfordart/etwnc/home.html

Re: Trip to Boone

C Ford <cfordart@...>
 

There are some nice bed and breakfasts in Blowing Rock, about 10 miles
from Boone. It's probably a neater place to stay than Boone. A VERY nice
b&b is The Mast Farm Inn on the road to Valle Crusis. If I ever go back
over there with the family, THAT'S where I'm going to stay. They have a
site on the Web.

Chris


-----------------------
Chris Ford
cfordart@...

http://www.mindspring.com/~cfordart/etwnc/home.html

Trip to Boone

Karl & Edwina Kleeman <kleenc@...>
 

I will be in Boone next week and am interested in doing some research on
the Boone Fork Lumber Company..

Thought I might go to the college. Just where so I need to go and can I
get in ok. I am an adjunct prof at NC State. Also, how about the
newspaper? Anything else to do in Boone area?

Where is an interesting historic bed and breakfast or old inn or something
like that where we can stay?

How about museums?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Karl Kleeman
kleenc@... 919-782-1533

Re: ET & WNC piggyback flatcar kit survey

larry smith <wooddale@...>
 

Phread

resubmiting my request. 1 in HOn3. Just happene to think about a possible
loading proceedure on the cars. Back the trailer onto the car and lower the
landing gear. Pull the truck away from the car and slowly raise the landing
gear, lowering the trailer to the car. Repeat on the other end. Just one
possible senerio.

Larry S.

Phread wrote:

From: Phread <fred1945@...>

Thanks Curtis,...got it, and this time am backing it up!!

Phread

Curtis Brookshire wrote:

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

Two in HOn3. If you make the third, which was a different size, let me
know.
Curtis

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Re: ET & WNC piggyback flatcar kit survey

Phread <fred1945@...>
 

Thanks Curtis,...got it, and this time am backing it up!!

Phread

Curtis Brookshire wrote:

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

Two in HOn3. If you make the third, which was a different size, let me
know.
Curtis

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Re: ET & WNC piggyback flatcar kit survey

Curtis Brookshire <curtis.brookshire@...>
 

Two in HOn3. If you make the third, which was a different size, let me
know.
Curtis

NGG Back-issue

William C. Oram <wcoram@...>
 

Help? I only need two issue to complete my set up-to-date. Looking for the following back-issues of the "Narrow Gauge & Short LIne Gazette". JUL/AUG Vol 2 No 3, MAR/APR 90.
Thanks, Bill Oram Raleigh,NC