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AD: Second Release of Blackstone Models SoundCar Ready HOn3 D&RGW 30' Refrigerator Cars

NarrowMinded1
 

Yesterday we received a call from Blackstone Models to inform us that the second release of SoundCar Ready D&RGW 30' Reefers had arrived. We should have these in a week or two. MSRP: $64.95, Our Price: $51.96. Remember, all orders of $75 or more ship for FREE to the CONUS so add a Soundcar decoder, Current Keeper, 16x35mm speaker and gasket to your order to qualify for free shipping!
 
http://www.nateslightironhobbies.com/store/refrigerator-cars.html
 
http://www.nateslightironhobbies.com/store/soundtraxx.html
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Nathan Kline
Nate's Light Iron Hobbies
McConnellsburg, PA
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Excess K-27 and rolling stock (R-T-R and kits) for sale.

Joe Schroeder
 

Hi, all,

I have the following excess equipment for sale:

Blackstone:

B310110-S, K-27, 463-Green Boiler, Royal Gorge Route Herald, used, missing the K-27 history booklet: $330.00  (see photos attached)

B340207, DRGW 30’ Stock Car #5603, new in box, $45.00

B340604, UTLX Narrow Frame Tank Car #13178, new in box, $45.00

Labelle: 

Hon3-25, DRG, Coach Closed Vestibule, unassembled kit (2  available, less T/C), $15.00 each

Timber Creek: 

#911, DRGW Rebuild Hi-side Gondola, unassembled kit (less T/C), $15.00


Shipping will be added and will be by USPS Priority (actual cost) from 85298 (Arizona)
Send my your address for a shipping cost.
I can use PayPal  jjcklschroeder at cox dot net

Joe Schroeder

Re: Excess K-27 and rolling stock (R-T-R and kits) for sale.

Kevin Sherrow
 

Is the 463 locomotive still available?




On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 11:16 PM, Joe Schroeder <jjcklschroeder@...> wrote:

Hi, all,

I have the following excess equipment for sale:

Blackstone:

B310110-S, K-27, 463-Green Boiler, Royal Gorge Route Herald, used, missing the K-27 history booklet: $330.00  (see photos attached)

B340207, DRGW 30’ Stock Car #5603, new in box, $45.00

B340604, UTLX Narrow Frame Tank Car #13178, new in box, $45.00

Labelle: 

Hon3-25, DRG, Coach Closed Vestibule, unassembled kit (2  available, less T/C), $15.00 each

Timber Creek: 

#911, DRGW Rebuild Hi-side Gondola, unassembled kit (less T/C), $15.00


Shipping will be added and will be by USPS Priority (actual cost) from 85298 (Arizona)
Send my your address for a shipping cost.
I can use PayPal  jjcklschroeder at cox dot net

Joe Schroeder

BS Coach to Combine?

Dusty
 

Has anyone scoped out adding a Grandt combine door and Evergreen siding to a Blackstone coach. Does the Evergreen passenger car siding or any other v-grooved match the BS siding?

211 and 240 in the Grandt book caught my attention with their RPOish narrow doors and 240s bar windows. 240 looks to have a 'blind' front end and mail crane hardware. I could stand minor window and fascia differences. I wonder where this car was used? 

Anyone have ideas?

Dusty Burman 

Re: BS Coach to Combine?

Jeff Young
 

Hi Dusty,

The only modifications I’ve done to the Blackstone coaches is to back-date them by removing the electrical appliances.  I’m in Colorado right now but I can check if the siding grooves match when I get home.

Another option is to start with a Labelle kit.  I did some extensive modifications to turn the Alamosa parlour car into a C&S combine.  (I can send you info on that if you’d like.)

Cheers,
Jeff.

Walls for the addition.

Steve Hatch
 

Walls going up on the floor of the new addition.

www.railwayeng.com/9030railroad/pics/walls1.jpg

Steve Hatch

Re: Walls for the addition.

Mike Van Hove
 

Steve, since you are cramped for layout space, you could build a portable staging yard on the back of the red pickup.  

Seriously, I’m envious of what you’re doing.

Thanks for sharing,

Mike Van Hove

On Aug 2, 2019, at 6:35 PM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

Walls going up on the floor of the new addition.

www.railwayeng.com/9030railroad/pics/walls1.jpg

Steve Hatch

Re: BS Coach to Combine?

tonyk537
 

240-242 were the mail coaches.  240 was used on Cumbres and the RGS. Danneman's book has a great picture of it sitting in Lake City.  It was part of the Mexico sale with the 241.
242 was wrecked on Barranca on the Chili Line.

Re: BS Coach to Combine?

tonyk537
 

Nice work on the C&S combine Jeff!

Re: Excess K-27 and rolling stock (R-T-R and kits) for sale.

Joe Schroeder
 

Hi, all,

The K27 #463 has been sold.

The listed rolling stock is still available.

Regards,

Joe Schroeder

Re: BS Coach to Combine?

Mark Kasprowicz
 

I think BS coaches will become hard to find until/ if there is another run of them, so I'd be more careful about how they're using. La Belle is one idea though I find them too tall.
But how about this idea. An old E&B or MRGS open platform coach. The sides are not tall enough below the wainscott so cut off the siding below it. Now add whatever siding you want (no matching problem) utilising as much of the window strip as you want , an MRGS rersin roof and other parts from the original kit plus of course those rare Grandt line doors. I think it will make a good looking car but I would not broggle a BS car to make it.

Mark K
Oxon England.

Re: Walls for the addition.

Steve Hatch
 


A little rain keeps interupting
but here's the progress so far

http://www.railwayeng.com/9030railroad/pics/walls2.jpg

Steve Hatch

Installing 705’s on loco pilots.

Ed Tibbetts
 

so far I’ve converted my K28 and C&S 2-6-0 to 705’s. The K was easy. I made a brass box, soldered to the pilot beam that a 714 with box would fit. I had to slightly narrow the 705 box to fit, and it went right in. The C&S was more of a challenge! 
I took the coupler out of the box, cut off the back of the shank, and drilled the shank .022 for a mounting pin. I needed a shim under the shank, and that took many false starts to get it right! This one does not self center, but is much improved over the 714 pinned with nothing to keep it closed. Many unintentional uncouples backing😒 pictures in Photos Kadee 705

Re: Walls for the addition.

Climax@...
 

Right now it looks like a very shallow indoor pool!  Better all the time.  Are you having trusses made or are you going to joist and rafter it yourself?
DB

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Hatch
Sent: Aug 3, 2019 9:58 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Walls for the addition.


A little rain keeps interupting
but here's the progress so far

http://www.railwayeng.com/9030railroad/pics/walls2.jpg

Steve Hatch

Re: Walls for the addition.

Steve Hatch
 

  I'm doing the joists myself.
That's why the header beam down the center to carry the load from both sides.
-Steve

Re: Installing 705’s on loco pilots.

Mick Moignard
 

Drilling holes in KD 58 shanks is what I’ve been doing for loco pilots for years, so I’ve been hopeful that the 705 would be amenable to the same treatment.  Way better looking than an entire 714 box attached to the pilot, and also better operating than the damfool idea that Division Point used on the new K-36 of drilling the two halves of a 714.  It might have given a coupler on the front beam, but it was one that didn’t work because it couldn’t close around the other coupler.

Mick

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Mick Moignard
m: +44 7774 652504
Skype: mickmoignard

, so please excuse the typos.

Re: Installing 705’s on loco pilots.

Dale Buxton
 

Mick,

Why in the world did Division Point do such a lame thing? (that's a rhetorical question. no need to answer). They could have put a Sergent Sharon pilot coupler in the pilot with far less effort than the time it took to modify a 714 like that.  It makes one wonder what that thought process was like. Lets design and build a super detailed model and then stumble over something so simple. 

Now that we know that the 705's will readily mate with the Sergents a lot of possibilities open up.

I know 2 people that have shortened, drilled and pinned the shanks of the new 705's on pilots of HOn3 loco's. They are both very happy with the results. One should not forget that none of the prototype equipment has self-centering couplers. Coupler centering there was and is all done by hand. So, self centering or not. This little coupler is a wonderful addition to the world of HOn3!

On the down side. I got this through a back-channel pipeline. But I trust the source implicitly. These new couplers have 3 production problems at present. The coupler injection mold at present is a one-off mold design. Meaning, that only one coupler is made with every injection shot. This will change but not overnight. The other 2  problems are with the 2 different springs used. They are so tiny that Kadee does not have an automated production machine that can make them. The are (as I am told by my source) being made on a manual spring winder. (whatever that is). So supplies will be limited for a little while until production can ramp up. 

What this all means is. If limited amounts of individual customers scoop up great handfuls of these early productions, the overall market at large will be starved for product. 

I think Kadee is pretty aware that there is a lot of public dismay in HOn3 land, going back many, many years over the shortcomings of the 714 coupler design.

We now have a fix to the lions share of those problem if we can all be patient long enough to get our hands on some of these nice little couplers.

Dale



 

On Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 2:37 AM Mick Moignard <mick@...> wrote:

Drilling holes in KD 58 shanks is what I’ve been doing for loco pilots for years, so I’ve been hopeful that the 705 would be amenable to the same treatment.  Way better looking than an entire 714 box attached to the pilot, and also better operating than the damfool idea that Division Point used on the new K-36 of drilling the two halves of a 714.  It might have given a coupler on the front beam, but it was one that didn’t work because it couldn’t close around the other coupler.

Mick

________________________________
Mick Moignard
m: +44 7774 652504
Skype: mickmoignard

, so please excuse the typos.

Re: Installing 705’s on loco pilots.

Ed Tibbetts
 

I am only using the 705’s to install good working couplers on the pilots of my 6, 1970’s brass HOn3 loco’s. I have 2 boxes of the 705’s (8 couplers total) so I can screw up a couple of installs and still accomplish my goal of good pilot couplers.
I have an MDC outside frame 2-8-0 that I have been tinkering with for 40 years now, so maybe I only have 1 spare! Gotta be careful 😊🚂

Re: Walls for the addition.

Ed Tibbetts
 

Steve, given your close call with the fire a while back, are you thinking about cutting the brush back to the edge of yourproperty?

Re: Walls for the addition.

Climax@...
 

or at least adding a sprinkle system around the home and on the roof ridges.  Once activated it will keep the structure and near grounds wet so that it can't burn.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Ed Tibbetts via Groups.Io"
Sent: Aug 4, 2019 10:14 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Walls for the addition.

Steve, given your close call with the fire a while back, are you thinking about cutting the brush back to the edge of yourproperty?