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Re: For Sale - Resistance Soldering units, 200/250/500 watts

SP4149
 

Hotip H-101A 200  watt Resistance Soldering units

  PBL has the exclusive rights to market new Contact Inc. Hotip resistance soldering units to model railroaders.  They put their own Decal on top of the Hotip nameplate.

I have experienced versions available in excellent used condition for substantial savings.


The Hotip H-101A is a 200 watt, old style has a brown nameplate - PBL sold these for mostly HO modelers

Contact has four resistance soldering tweezers for these units

HOTIP TLD-TT2: Light Duty Tweezers               List Price $155

HOTIP TMD-TT2: Medium Duty Tweezers         List Price $155

HOTIP TMD-TT4-H4: Medium Duty Tweezers    List Price $180

HOTIP THD-TT4-H4: Heavy Duty Tweezers        List Price $180


A basic PBL 200 watt Hotip unit with tweezers would be over $500, if they sold it that way without the probe.  I have used Hotip RS units for over 40 years and have used the probe 3 times.

PBL does not use the Contact Inc product descriptions to specify their accessories

I have for sale the following used, working  resistance soldering equipment:


   Hotip/Contact Inc. Resistance Soldering Equipment

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (older brown label) with Choice of Light, Medium or Heavy duty tweezers (tungsten tips)   $ 260

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (Current version) with Choice of Light, Medium or Heavy Duty  tweezers                            $ 290


Hotip Light Duty tweezers (choice of tips)                                                                                $100

Hotip Medium Duty tweezers (choice of tips)                                                                           $100

 

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (older Brown label) transformer only for                                      $180

 

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (Current version) transformer only for                                         $210

 

Paypal accepted with 3% fee.  Shipping USPS Priority Mail at cost.

 

 

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com


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HO and Sn42


For Sale - Resistance Soldering units, 200/250/500 watts

SP4149
 


Hotip 200  watt Resistance Soldering units, American Beauty 250 Watt unit
 

  PBL has the exclusive rights to market new Contact Inc. Hotip resistance soldering units to model railroaders.  They put their own Decal on top of the Hotip nameplate.

Both Hotip and American Beauty  have redesigned the cases for their resistance soldering units units, but the functionality is unchanged.


Once again I have experienced versions available in excellent used condition for substantial savings.


The Hotip H-101A is a 200 watt, old style has a brown nameplate - PBL sold these for mostly HO modelers

Contact has four resistance soldering tweezers for these units

HOTIP TLD-TT2: Light Duty Tweezers               List Price $155

HOTIP TMD-TT2: Medium Duty Tweezers         List Price $155

HOTIP TMD-TT4-H4: Medium Duty Tweezers    List Price $180

HOTIP THD-TT4-H4: Heavy Duty Tweezers        List Price $180


A basic PBL 200 watt Hotip unit with tweezers would be over $500, if they sold it that way without the probe.  I have used Hotip RS units for over 40 years and have used the probe 3 times.

PBL does not use the Contact Inc product descriptions to specify their accessories

I have for sale the following used, working  resistance soldering equipment:


   Hotip/Contact Inc. Resistance Soldering Equipment

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (older brown label) with Medium duty tweezers (tungsten tips)   $ 260

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (Current version) with Medium Duty  tweezers                         $ 290


Hotip Light Duty tweezers (choice of tips)                                                                                $100

Hotip Medium Duty tweezers (choice of tips)                                                                           $100

 

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (older Brown label) transformer only for                                      $180

 

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (Current version) transformer only for                                         $210

 

   TRITON HOTLIPS TWEEZERS

These are the handpieces originally designed for the Triton transformers.  They will work with other RS units of 300 watts or greater, work best with 4 volts AC output or greater.

Very lightly used Triton Hotlips tweezers (with internal On/Off switch) with carbon electrodes in excellent condition for $70 plus shipping. 

 

 I also have some used AB 250 watt transformers, models 105C12 and 105A12

Used AB 105C12 250 watt transformers ($210) These units do not have  a built-in footswitch but can use a plugin footswitch, accepts the electrical plug
from the transformer, to provide hands-free on/off function.   
I have a used footswitch for $20.

Used AB 105A12 250 watt transformers ($190) These units do not have  a built-in footswitch but can use a plugin footswitch, accepts the electrical plug
from the transformer, to provide hands-free on/off function.   
I have a used footswitch for $20.

Used  medium duty (105127, $125)) RS tweezers available for use with the AB 250 and 500 watt units..

 

 For the Big Boys Models (1/4", 1/2", 3/8" scales)  needing extra power I have the following more powerful American Beauty RS transformers:

Used American Beauty  500 watt transformer for $225

Used American Beauty 1000 watt unit with carbon electrode tweezers for $300.

 

Paypal accepted with 3% fee.  Shipping USPS Priority Mail at cost.

 

Please Send Private responses

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



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Re: Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

gary laakso
 

Ray, there was an outfit decades ago that made resin castings and made or used existing mechanisms for a D&H 4-6-2 and other steam engines.  On the other hand, maybe they never produced models and just ran ads in MR.  I will see if I can find an ad.

 

Gary Laakso 

 

From: HO-Steam@groups.io <HO-Steam@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Breyer via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:52 AM
To: NIGELMISSO <nfmisso@...>; ho-steam@groups.io; HO-Steam@groups.io; butlerw@...
Subject: Re: [HO-Steam] Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

 

3D printing is a tool. It's an expensive tool, so has to be looked at in context of the end result. If you want ONE, a high-quality print can be acceptable, but if you want MANY, it's best to use a print as a master for resin cast copies (which cost 1/10 of a print).

 

Keep in mind that as the resolution/quality of a print goes up, so does its cost. And no matter what, you'll have to spend time hand working the print to smooth it out. A higher quality print will just reduce how much time you spend on sanding & smoothing.

 

Resin casting a boiler is no big deal. Basically ALL resin tank car kits released over the past ten years have been 3D printed and then resin cast, and several individuals have successfully home cast boilers (there's no market for conversion kit boiler shells, which is why you haven't seen any for sale. It's been offered a few times, and none have shown enough commercial interest to bother with).

 

Don't forget that 1" PVC pipe and styrene sheet overlays is ALSO a viable option when hand crafting new boiler shells. Once you factor in material costs and TIME it's usually the simpler way to go.

 

 

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 09:38:39 AM CDT, william <butlerw@...> wrote:

 

 

Shapeways has several locomotive shells available.  Most are diesels or smaller scales than HO though.    locomotives
If you have access to a 3D printer then Thingiverse has pages of free printer files that can be downloaded.   The first item that came up in my search was a multi-part Big Boy.  thingiverse
If you do a web search for "3D printer Steam Locomotive Files" you will find about a dozen web sites that offer printer files, usually at a cost.   The search also brings up the story of how the Big Boy was made.   1000 hours of printing plus time spent designing the files over an eight month period.

regards,
Bill


Re: Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

william
 

Sadly, I am also familiar with the problem of Zinc castings disintegrating.   Some people I know of have been able to prevent it by fully sealing the casting with paint or similar items to prevent air contact.   If the CNJ engine was similar to the Reading version there are several listings on EBay, though most are O scale, including one HO model by Mantua with a current bid of $64.


Re: Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

Ray Breyer
 

Thanks Gary, but old ads really don't matter; resin production runs are tiny, and don't last long (RCW tank cars usually last a week before their 50-75 piece runs are sold out).

And resin freight cars sell well: steam conversion kits and passenger cars don't. The markets are just too tiny to support them. I've tried to get Harriman/IC Mikes and NYC H-5 conversion kits off the ground for YEARS, and there's just no market (Owl Mountain has "announced" SP conversion sets for SP 2-8-0s for almost two years now, and still hasn't actually made any of them. And that's basically just cylinders and domes!). And now that I'm switching from HO to P:48, there's no real hope for future efforts.


Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 11:14:26 AM CDT, <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:


Ray, there was an outfit decades ago that made resin castings and made or used existing mechanisms for a D&H 4-6-2 and other steam engines.  On the other hand, maybe they never produced models and just ran ads in MR.  I will see if I can find an ad.

 

Gary Laakso 

 

From: HO-Steam@groups.io <HO-Steam@groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Breyer via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:52 AM
To: NIGELMISSO <nfmisso@...>; ho-steam@groups.io; HO-Steam@groups.io; butlerw@...
Subject: Re: [HO-Steam] Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

 

3D printing is a tool. It's an expensive tool, so has to be looked at in context of the end result. If you want ONE, a high-quality print can be acceptable, but if you want MANY, it's best to use a print as a master for resin cast copies (which cost 1/10 of a print).

 

Keep in mind that as the resolution/quality of a print goes up, so does its cost. And no matter what, you'll have to spend time hand working the print to smooth it out. A higher quality print will just reduce how much time you spend on sanding & smoothing.

 

Resin casting a boiler is no big deal. Basically ALL resin tank car kits released over the past ten years have been 3D printed and then resin cast, and several individuals have successfully home cast boilers (there's no market for conversion kit boiler shells, which is why you haven't seen any for sale. It's been offered a few times, and none have shown enough commercial interest to bother with).

 

Don't forget that 1" PVC pipe and styrene sheet overlays is ALSO a viable option when hand crafting new boiler shells. Once you factor in material costs and TIME it's usually the simpler way to go.

 

 

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 09:38:39 AM CDT, william <butlerw@...> wrote:

 

 

Shapeways has several locomotive shells available.  Most are diesels or smaller scales than HO though.    locomotives
If you have access to a 3D printer then Thingiverse has pages of free printer files that can be downloaded.   The first item that came up in my search was a multi-part Big Boy.  thingiverse
If you do a web search for "3D printer Steam Locomotive Files" you will find about a dozen web sites that offer printer files, usually at a cost.   The search also brings up the story of how the Big Boy was made.   1000 hours of printing plus time spent designing the files over an eight month period.

regards,
Bill


Re: Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

Ed
 

Hi Bill --

Thanks for that useful info. I'd been to the Shapeways store and seen a small collection of steam and diesel shells for sale although some were European prototypes. I'll Google "3D printer steam locomotive files" to see what I can find, but my challenge is that I'm trying to model a specific CNJ 4-6-0 Camelback.

The only reasonably priced model of that loco was produced in the early 60's by AHM (New One Tokyo). One can find them on eBay and I have acquired a few but they all suffer to a greater or lesser degree from poor quality zinc castings and the resultant *fatal* zinc pest. They literally crumble apart.

I have one boiler that is in pretty good shape with just a few surface cracks. I was thinking of sealing those cracks with CA and using the boiler as mold model. I have seen some pretty good techniques for constructing mold boxes, using clay and silicone to resin cast automobile models but clearly, a 3D printed boiler would be better. That said, I have my doubts about finding files for this specific model. Oh yes, there are brass models of the loco for sale but I am not in a position to pay the $300-600 price range for those lovely Red Ball models.

Anyway, thanks very, very much for your input. Gives me another source to pursue.

All the best,
Ed


On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:38:39 AM EDT, william <butlerw@...> wrote:


Shapeways has several locomotive shells available.  Most are diesels or smaller scales than HO though.    locomotives
If you have access to a 3D printer then Thingiverse has pages of free printer files that can be downloaded.   The first item that came up in my search was a multi-part Big Boy.  thingiverse
If you do a web search for "3D printer Steam Locomotive Files" you will find about a dozen web sites that offer printer files, usually at a cost.   The search also brings up the story of how the Big Boy was made.   1000 hours of printing plus time spent designing the files over an eight month period.

regards,
Bill


Re: Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

Ray Breyer
 

3D printing is a tool. It's an expensive tool, so has to be looked at in context of the end result. If you want ONE, a high-quality print can be acceptable, but if you want MANY, it's best to use a print as a master for resin cast copies (which cost 1/10 of a print).

Keep in mind that as the resolution/quality of a print goes up, so does its cost. And no matter what, you'll have to spend time hand working the print to smooth it out. A higher quality print will just reduce how much time you spend on sanding & smoothing.

Resin casting a boiler is no big deal. Basically ALL resin tank car kits released over the past ten years have been 3D printed and then resin cast, and several individuals have successfully home cast boilers (there's no market for conversion kit boiler shells, which is why you haven't seen any for sale. It's been offered a few times, and none have shown enough commercial interest to bother with).

Don't forget that 1" PVC pipe and styrene sheet overlays is ALSO a viable option when hand crafting new boiler shells. Once you factor in material costs and TIME it's usually the simpler way to go.


Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL




On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 09:38:39 AM CDT, william <butlerw@...> wrote:


Shapeways has several locomotive shells available.  Most are diesels or smaller scales than HO though.    locomotives
If you have access to a 3D printer then Thingiverse has pages of free printer files that can be downloaded.   The first item that came up in my search was a multi-part Big Boy.  thingiverse
If you do a web search for "3D printer Steam Locomotive Files" you will find about a dozen web sites that offer printer files, usually at a cost.   The search also brings up the story of how the Big Boy was made.   1000 hours of printing plus time spent designing the files over an eight month period.

regards,
Bill


Re: Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

william
 

Shapeways has several locomotive shells available.  Most are diesels or smaller scales than HO though.    locomotives
If you have access to a 3D printer then Thingiverse has pages of free printer files that can be downloaded.   The first item that came up in my search was a multi-part Big Boy.  thingiverse
If you do a web search for "3D printer Steam Locomotive Files" you will find about a dozen web sites that offer printer files, usually at a cost.   The search also brings up the story of how the Big Boy was made.   1000 hours of printing plus time spent designing the files over an eight month period.

regards,
Bill


decals wanted

ron christensen
 

Lloyd Keyser is looking for decals
I'm looking for four Odd Ball C&NW Overland brass quad hopper decals.
I need One 187-314 and three 187-315. Please rewrite and put this on the steam era list. Greatly appreciate this. LK
You can send a message to me and I will forward it.
Ron Christensen
 
 


Re: Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

NIGELMISSO
 

Hi Ed;

The first thing that you need to make a resin casting is a master model which is used to create the mold.   Nowadays one of the most effective methods of creating the master is 3D printing.  If you only want one, then you are done after you have the master, and only need to do any resin casting if more units are desired.

Over the years there have been several resin cast steam locomotive boilers; I am not aware of any currently offered.

Nigel

On Tue, Oct 19, 2021 at 11:36 AM Ed via groups.io <epts2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've seen a number of articles on resin casting HO components, car sides/ends and even casting an entire assembled car body but has anyone seen casting an entire steam locomotive boiler/cab assembly (minus all detail parts such as handrails, bells, whistles, etc, etc.)?

I'm talking a short Camelback loco, not a Challenger!

Probably 3D printing would be better but I have no good accurate way of 3D scanning the original. Anyone have any experience or can point to articles/books on resin casting a complex shape?

Thanks,
Ed


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Resin Casting An Entire Steam Locomotive Boiler

Ed
 

I've seen a number of articles on resin casting HO components, car sides/ends and even casting an entire assembled car body but has anyone seen casting an entire steam locomotive boiler/cab assembly (minus all detail parts such as handrails, bells, whistles, etc, etc.)?

I'm talking a short Camelback loco, not a Challenger!

Probably 3D printing would be better but I have no good accurate way of 3D scanning the original. Anyone have any experience or can point to articles/books on resin casting a complex shape?

Thanks,
Ed


PFM HO Geared Locomotives

SP4149
 

Large Collection (30 Plus) of PFM Geared Locomotives. Too many to List.  Send Private reply inquiry.

See attached pdf


 
10% off Second model purchased, 15% off third model purchased, 20% off fourth and more models purchased.  Discounts taken on Paypal invoice.
 
Paypal accepted with 3% fee.  Shipping USPS Priority Mail or Fedex at cost.
ken clark


ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



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HO and Sn42


Re: For Sale - Hotip 200 and 300 watt Resistance Soldering units, American Beauty 250 Watt unit

SP4149
 

All,

Last week I advertised a Hotip Resistance Soldering unit with PACE tweezers.  Seems most of us have no idea of what PACE tweezers are:

These are lightweight tweezers with bendable flat tip  electrodes for holding wires, etc... in tight places.  They heat fine with a Hotip 200 watt unit but are

lighter weight and have a more flexible cord than the Hotip light weight tweezers.  The PACE Inc. Flat Tip electrodes part # 1121-0301 should be adaptable for use in other RS tweezers.

The ones I have come with an adapter cord for use with Hotip RS units.  I have two Hotip 200 watt units available with the PACE tweezers.



I have for sale the following used, working Hotip resistance soldering equipment current models:

   Hotip/Contact Inc. Resistance Soldering Equipment


Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (older brown lable) with Pace Flat Tip  tweezers                      $ 270


Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (current version) with Pace Flat Tip  tweezers                         $ 300


 

Paypal accepted with 3% fee.  Shipping USPS Priority Mail at cost.

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com




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ken clark
HO and Sn42


For Sale - Hotip 200 and 300 watt Resistance Soldering units, American Beauty 250 Watt unit

SP4149
 


All,

Today on eBay a used American Beauty 250 watt Resistance soldering unit with tweezers sold for over $500.  PBL/Hotip 200 watt resistance soldering units sell for around $700 new.

  PBL has the exclusive rights to market new Contact Inc. Hotip resistance soldering units to model railroaders.  They put their own Decal on top of the Hotip nameplate.

Both Hotip and American Beauty  have redesigned the cases for these units, but the functionality is unchanged.


Once again I have the previous versions available in excellent used condition for substantial savings.


The Hotip H-101A is a 200 watt, old style has a brown nameplate - PBL sold these for mostly HO modelers

The Hotip H-202 is a 300 watt, old style has a green nameplate - PBL sold these for mostly S & O modelers

Contact has four resistance soldering tweezers for these units

HOTIP TLD-TT2: Light Duty Tweezers               List Price $155

HOTIP TMD-TT2: Medium Duty Tweezers         List Price $155

HOTIP TMD-TT4-H4: Medium Duty Tweezers    List Price $180

HOTIP THD-TT4-H4: Heavy Duty Tweezers        List Price $180 


A basic 200 watt Hotip unit with tweezers would be over $500, if they sold it that way without the probe.  I have used Hotip RS units for over 40 years and have used the probe 3 times.

They do not use the Contact Inc product descriptions to specify the accessories

I have for sale the following used, working Hotip resistance soldering equipment current models:

   Hotip/Contact Inc. Resistance Soldering Equipment

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (older brown lable) with Medium duty tweezers (tungsten tips)   $ 260

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (older brown lable) with Pace Flat Tip  tweezers                         $ 270

Hotip H-202   300 watt unit (older green label) with Heavy Duty tweezers   (tungsten tips)    $280

Hotip Light Duty tweezers (choice of tips)                                                                                $90

Hotip Medium Duty tweezers (choice of tips)                                                                           $90

 

Hotip H-101A 200 watt unit (older Brown label) transformer only for                                      $180

 

   TRITON HOTLIPS TWEEZERS

These are the handpieces originally designed for the Triton transformers.  They will work with other RS units of 300 watts or greater, work best with 4 volts AC output or greater.

 Very lightly used Triton Hotlips tweezers (with internal On/Off switch) with carbon electrodes in excellent condition for $70 plus shipping.  

 

Recently I acquired some used AB 250 watt transformers, models 105C12 and 105A12 

 For the Big Boys Models (1/4", 1/2", 3/8" scales)  needing extra power I have the following more powerful American Beauty RS transformers:

Used AB 105C12 250 watt transformers ($200) These units do not have  a built-in footswitch but can use a plugin footswitch, accepts the electrical plug
from the transformer, to provide hands-free on/off function.   
I have a used footswitch for $20.

Used AB 105A12 250 watt transformers ($180) These units do not have  a built-in footswitch but can use a plugin footswitch, accepts the electrical plug
from the transformer, to provide hands-free on/off function.   
I have a used footswitch for $20.

Used  medium duty (105127, $125)) RS tweezers available for use with the AB 250 and 500 watt units.. 

 For the Big Boys Models (1/4", 1/2", 3/8" scales)  needing extra power I have the following more powerful American Beauty RS transformers:

Used American Beauty  500 watt transformer for $225

Used American Beauty 1000 watt unit with carbon electrode tweezers for $300.

 

Paypal accepted with 3% fee.  Shipping USPS Priority Mail at cost.

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com




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HO and Sn42


Looking for an AHM/vintage Riv Hudson shell

Jim Kirwan
 

I’m looking for either the shell or the whole non working loco. Thanks. 

Jim K


24mm square 10 pole 12 volt DC motor - Brute power for big HO.

SP4149
 

Note these motor specs:

 24mm square 10-pole rotor motor

1.Brand: Minebea

2.Model: SE24M1LLCH

3.Motor size: 24*24*30mm

4.Output shaft diameter: 2.5mm

5.Output shaft length: 9mm

6.Weight: 58g

7.Voltage: DC 12V-24V

 Test data:

Voltage:12V Current:90mA Speed:4200RPM


Note the ad quotes the 24 volt rpms (8400 rpm) which would be too fast for most larger scale uses..

This is a four magnet motor which is designed to run at about half the RPMs of similar size can motors.  Most of these four magnet motors were designed for automotive uses, produced by the millions.  When applications
changed, they were dumped on the surplus market by the tens of thousands at perhaps 10% of cost, a real bargain at the moment.


FWIW another Ebay seller was selling this 24mm square motor for 10 cents more,  WITHOUT the gear.

Minebea 10-Pole DC 12V-24V Micro 24MM Mini Square Electric Motor Strong Torque

Image 151 - Minebea 10-Pole DC 12V-24V Micro 24MM Mini Square Electric Motor Strong Torque

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193440314627?hash=item2d09f0f503:g:DHUAAOSw1HZeoYtK
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NOTE This Seller Sells them with and without the gear, without the gear is now only Ten Cents Extra!!!-


FWIW there are larger four magnet motors on eBay for use in larger engines, the 24mm square motor is strong enough tor any HO locomotive

ken clark

www.shastasprings.com



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ken clark
HO and Sn42


Re: test

John Hagen
 

Tests received.

John Hagen

 

From: HO-Steam@groups.io <HO-Steam@groups.io> On Behalf Of Doug Boudakian
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2021 3:16 PM
To: HO-Steam@groups.io; ken@...
Subject: Re: [HO-Steam] test

 

Got it

Doug



On Mar 21, 2021, at 1:39 PM, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:

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HO and Sn42

<O Scale Cal Zephyr Trainset For Sale March 2021.pdf>


Re: test

Doug Boudakian
 

Got it
Doug


On Mar 21, 2021, at 1:39 PM, SP4149 <ken@...> wrote:


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Re: test

Richard R. Pope
 

Ken,
    I received it!
GOD Bless and Thanks,
rich!

On 3/21/2021 2:39 PM, SP4149 wrote:

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test

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