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Re: Modeling the CSP in Dec. 77 RMC, lots of O scale

Dan Swearingen
 

Hi Russell,

I have three of those 0-8-0 kits in boxes (four if you count the
"loved-to-death" one I built when I was ten). Incredible timing that you
write because I've been penciling out how they would look as 0-6-0's: darn
cute brutes. Remind me of those heavy 0-8-0 and 0-6-0s they used to use to
haul copper ore out of open pit mines. I've also been thinking of a 2-8-8-0.
I do some On30 and having one of these "monsters" in the background would
really set off the small size of the On30 equipment.

Dan Swearingen
Tiburon, Ca.

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Subject: [GandD] Modeling the CSP in Dec. 77 RMC, lots of O scale


Modeling the CSP in Dec. 77 RMC, lots of O scale

I picked up a stack of seven 1977 Railroad Model Craftsman mags on ebay
for $3.99 because of an article in the November issue about converting the
AHM O scale 0-8-0 I recently bought to a 2-8-0,2-8-4 and 0-6-0 (much more
useful wheel arrangements for Idaho modelling)
[Dan Swearingen] .
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[Dan Swearingen]
Russell - Idaho USA
http://www.narrowgaugenews.net



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Modeling the CSP in Dec. 77 RMC, lots of O scale

Russell - Idaho USA <cottonwoodhobbies@...>
 

Modeling the CSP in Dec. 77 RMC, lots of O scale

I picked up a stack of seven 1977 Railroad Model Craftsman mags on ebay for $3.99 because of an article in the November issue about converting the AHM O scale 0-8-0 I recently bought to a 2-8-0,2-8-4 and 0-6-0 (much more useful wheel arrangements for Idaho modelling)

I also got the December issue with an eight page article 'Modeling the Camas Prairie's Grangeville Line'. What a great find! I haven't read it all the way through yet, but will definately keep this one.

My favorite quote is the blurb in the Table Of Contents about the CSP: "It looks for all the world like a dieselized version of the Gorre & Dephetid".

Couldn't have said it better myself!

All in all I found about 20 good articles in these seven issues, good enough average for me to subscribe if they covered O scale today like they did back then. Of course then the AHM 0-8-0 was only $11.98 and an O scale trainset was $16.98!

And in '79 I started working in the kitchen at high school at $2.15 per hour so everything is relative I guess....

Russell - Idaho USA
http://www.narrowgaugenews.net


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Russell - Idaho USA <cottonwoodhobbies@...>
 

I finally got what I was looking for, the hardbound addition.

I thought I would offer my original softbound addition here before offering it elsewhere.

Well read but good condition, no loose pages or writing in it. Just asking what I paid for it: $57 shipped in the US.

Please email off list if interested.
Russell - Idaho USA
http://www.narrowgaugenews.net


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Re: G&D Video

Pat Turner
 

Put the item number in the search box and it popped right up for me.

Pat Turner
NMRA/SER V.P.
www.On30.org
www.Sn3.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Seeds" <atsfstan3@...>
To: <GandD@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [GandD] G&D Video


| Where did you see the G&D video? I went to the referenced web page and
| couldn't find it. I am interested in buying it as a gift for a friend
that
| is a John Allen addict.
| Stan Seeds
| ----- Original Message -----
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| To: <GandD@...>
| Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 1:24 PM
| Subject: [GandD] G&D Video
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| > www.historicrail.com has the G&D video in the catalog I got in the
| mail today. They list it as item # RV8716C for $35.95.
| > For those that are looking for it.
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Re: G&D Video

Stan Seeds <atsfstan3@...>
 

Where did you see the G&D video? I went to the referenced web page and
couldn't find it. I am interested in buying it as a gift for a friend that
is a John Allen addict.
Stan Seeds

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To: <GandD@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 1:24 PM
Subject: [GandD] G&D Video


www.historicrail.com has the G&D video in the catalog I got in the
mail today. They list it as item # RV8716C for $35.95.
For those that are looking for it.

G&D Video

Pat Turner
 

www.historicrail.com has the G&D video in the catalog I got in the mail today. They list it as item # RV8716C for $35.95.
For those that are looking for it.

Pat Turner
NMRA/SER V.P.
www.On30.org
www.Sn3.org

off topic message to anyone in Indianapolis

James E. Crowell, BSc, MEd <kool57@...>
 

greetings... I am relocating to Indianapolis... need general
information concerning neighborhoods... please reply to
KOOL57@...

GD Slides/Photos

riverkanyon
 

I am new to the group and I am enjoying reading about John Allen and
the GD very much. I wish I had known about this group much earlier. I
just started reading some of the messages about the GD slides. Have
any "copies" of these slides ever been made available and sold and if
so who would I contact? As with many John Allen Fans I can't read or
see enough about John and his great railroad. Even some 30 plus years
later I am still picking up my old MRs and RMCs all the time to view
his work. Thanks for any info.

Phil.

Climax

Eugen Takacs
 

Hi everybody

I am in the final stage with my H0 Climax scratchbuild project.

I have lot of pictures and some literature, but I cannot really find
detailed pictures or drawings about the valve gear (horizontal one)
and about the details between the valves under the boiler).
I will appreciate any help.

Eugen /Austria-Europe

Here is the drawing:

http://groups.msn.com/FERKELLINES/thelogginglayout1.msnw?
action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=413"
Climax

Newbie....

mwbauers
 

Hi folks,

I've been a fan of G&D since I first stumbled upon an MR article on
him in the early 60's

I'd like to make an accurate version of his Doodlebug with the eye
towards having it also laser cut a few times early next year.

I hope to be able to do it from the very few published pictures I've
managed to find and perhaps some frame grabs from the G&D video.

Just my way of showing the depth of my appreciation for the G&D.

regards,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

Swaybacks

Karl Osolinski
 

Hello,

I have built several of the swaybacks and find that it is quite
simple to build them board-by-board. I've posted some pictures in
the "Photos" section.

Karl Osolinski

swaybacks

michael lynch <madmike@...>
 

thanks guys, if i could get a scan of the articles would be very
thankfull. Have some ho stuff could try first before i attempt on30
bachman stock. You can forward too==============
madmike at rogers dot com

Re: Sway backed cars

oahurailway <two.peaks@verizon.net>
 

Hi Mike,

John Allen wrote an article on how he achieved the "sway-backed"
look on his rolling stock + some other great tips on weathering in
the January 1956 Model Railroader article entitled; "AGING AND
WEATHERING CARS AND LOCOMOTIVES". "Using a simple wood jig and steam
from a teakettle, you can "build in" a sway or hump on old cars.
Here, too, is how to paint a locomotive firebox so it looks like it
is hot, and how to paint on those white deposits of boiler compound
around the whistle and pop valves".

Oahu Ry & Land Co.

Re: sway back boxcar or reefer

Jeffrey L Witt
 

Hi Mike,

Yes, John described how to make swaybacked cars in the Nov./Dec. 1956
Articles "Aging and Weathering Cars and Locomotives".

He used a jig and steamed the wood to make it flexible.

These articles were reprinted in the Kalmbach book "Classic Articles
from Model Railroader" circa 1980. Obviously all are out of print,
but do show up on Ebay. If you can't locate the articles, let me know
as I have both the original mags and the reprints.

I have a couple of LaBelle wood kits, and now you have planted the
seed - I think I'll have to try it!!

Jeff


--- In GandD@..., "michael lynch" <madmike@r...> wrote:
Does anybody know if there was ever an article by john allen on how
to make his sway back car.
has anybody on this list attemted to duplicate one,
successfully !!!!
Follow up on the gorre daphetid pass at final selling price of $265
on ebay. In final couple seconds the winner ( colg886 ) bid higher
top price( $300-400) he would pay, over $260 than the underbidder
who,s maximum was only $260.00 thats how it works. They do not have
to use a sniper program, try counting backwards from the time shown.

I sold some extra mdc roundhouse gorre daphetid on ebay year or so
ago and he was the top bidder on one of my devils gulch and
helengon
cars i had for sale, which at that time sold for $138.06, truly
phenominal for a $5 plastic car. Price went from $72 to $138.09 in
last 10 seconds, i was flabergasted.

Re: sway back boxcar or reefer

Alan <alans@...>
 

Hi,
John wrote a two part article (Aging and Weathering Cars and
Locomotives) in Model Railroader for 12/55 and 1/56.
The swayback car method is described in the 1/56 issue.
They were reprinted in a book called 'Classic articles from Model
Railroader' published in 1980.
Alan
Does anybody know if there was ever an article by john allen on
how
to make his sway back car.
has anybody on this list attemted to duplicate one,
successfully !!!!
Follow up on the gorre daphetid pass at final selling price of
$265
on ebay. In final couple seconds the winner ( colg886 ) bid higher
top price( $300-400) he would pay, over $260 than the underbidder
who,s maximum was only $260.00 thats how it works. They do not
have
to use a sniper program, try counting backwards from the time
shown.

I sold some extra mdc roundhouse gorre daphetid on ebay year or so
ago and he was the top bidder on one of my devils gulch and
helengon
cars i had for sale, which at that time sold for $138.06, truly
phenominal for a $5 plastic car. Price went from $72 to $138.09 in
last 10 seconds, i was flabergasted.

sway back boxcar or reefer

michael lynch <madmike@...>
 

Does anybody know if there was ever an article by john allen on how
to make his sway back car.
has anybody on this list attemted to duplicate one, successfully !!!!
Follow up on the gorre daphetid pass at final selling price of $265
on ebay. In final couple seconds the winner ( colg886 ) bid higher
top price( $300-400) he would pay, over $260 than the underbidder
who,s maximum was only $260.00 thats how it works. They do not have
to use a sniper program, try counting backwards from the time shown.

I sold some extra mdc roundhouse gorre daphetid on ebay year or so
ago and he was the top bidder on one of my devils gulch and helengon
cars i had for sale, which at that time sold for $138.06, truly
phenominal for a $5 plastic car. Price went from $72 to $138.09 in
last 10 seconds, i was flabergasted.

Re: "Gorre & Daphetid" Pass

Galen Gallimore
 

--- In GandD@..., "oahurailway" <two.peaks@v...> wrote:

Thanks for the encouragement, but here's a bit of irony for you.

I'm the one you outbid at the last second to get that pass with the
stock car...

No hard feelings, though.


Don't be too discouraged by the exorbitant price that someone
paid for the "Gorre & Daphetid" pass on eBay (#3130401433)recently.

I managed to get one, with a G&D stock car kit thrown in, at an
eBay auction this past February, for $34.00!

They turn up periodically, & sell for much more realistic prices
than $265.00 !!

G&D Piker using Greg Komar Dry Transfers

Jeffrey L Witt
 

Hi Group,

I FINALLY got around to trying out the Greg Komar dry transfers, and
I have to say they are GREAT!! They go on easy, over rivet details
and seams, etc. and are sharp and clear. If anyone hasn't bought them
for any reason, my advice is to get some for that next project!!!

I sealed them with dull-cote as recommended, but I always put a coat
on as a base for weathering chalks anyway.

There are pictures posted in the Photos section, and full-size ones
in the Files section. My camera doesn't have the resolution to get
the small text, which is perfectly readable on the model, and says:

Built in memory of John Allen

I know the "Piker" is a non-prototypical (whimsical) car, but I like
to think that John would approve, especially since I got it for a
closeout price at my local hobby shop.

By the way, I used $1-a-can spray paint (brown primer and satin
black) from Dollar General, and with a light touch it doesn't obscure
the details (one of these days I'll get a new compressor for my
airbrush.....)

Regards,

Jeff Witt

G & D lettering

John Midgley <bigjohn84124@...>
 

Does anyone know how John Allen lettered his rolling stock and loco's?

Re: "Gorre & Daphetid" Pass

oahurailway <two.peaks@verizon.net>
 

Don't be too discouraged by the exorbitant price that someone
paid for the "Gorre & Daphetid" pass on eBay (#3130401433)recently.

I managed to get one, with a G&D stock car kit thrown in, at an
eBay auction this past February, for $34.00!

They turn up periodically, & sell for much more realistic prices
than $265.00 !!