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Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

tonyk537
 

Nice cabinet.  I had seen a similar one in a hobby shop and always planned to build a similar one.
Then I ran into a blueprint cabinet at a swap meet and lined it with cardboard sheetrock shims for dividers.
They are 41" deep and 53' wide so the lumber goes the other way.


Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

asandrini
 

Cabinet is 28" wide, to hold 24" long pieces of scale lumber.  Cabinet is about 7" high and 11" deep.

As I also use scale plastic strips as well, I keep a few sticks of plastic in the dividers with the wood. I would be lost without the ease of grabbing the correct size pieces instantly.

Al



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-------- Original message --------
From: Bill Lugg <luggw1@...>
Date: 1/25/20 8:39 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler

So, if I understand the cabinet correctly, it's a little over 12" wide
and the drawers are deep enough to hold all the sizes for a given
thickness of lumber, right?

A brilliant design!

Bill Lugg


On 1/25/20 9:26 PM, asandrini wrote:
> Sorry, fat fingers hit the sent button and not the attach button.
>
> Photos attached this time.
> Al
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> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: asandrini <asandrini@...>
> Date: 1/25/20 8:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
> To: HOn3@groups.io, asandrini@...
> Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler
>
> I have been asked to post a couple of pictures of my Kappler Lumber
> Company lumber yard.
>
> Photos attached.
>
> Al
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> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: "kevin b via Groups.Io" <arcatruck13@...>
> Date: 1/25/20 6:01 PM (GMT-08:00)
> To: HOn3@groups.io
> Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler
>
>
>
> any chance you'd post a photo or two of that box?
> i'd like a shot at making one as my lumber yard is in tubes and
> scattered to the winds etc.
>
>
> I had saved mailing tubes to store the lumber, and labeled the tubes
> with the sizes. It was a mess and took up a lot of space. One day
> Frank walked into my shop and presented me with 7x8x28 inch, 7 drawer
> box. The drawers had dividers to hold HO scale 1x2's through 12x12's,
> plus two bottom drawers to hold his siding material.
>
> thanks.
> Kevin.
>




Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

Bill Lugg
 

So, if I understand the cabinet correctly, it's a little over 12" wide and the drawers are deep enough to hold all the sizes for a given thickness of lumber, right?

A brilliant design!

Bill Lugg

On 1/25/20 9:26 PM, asandrini wrote:
Sorry, fat fingers hit the sent button and not the attach button.

Photos attached this time.
Al



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: asandrini <asandrini@bak.rr.com>
Date: 1/25/20 8:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io, asandrini@bak.rr.com
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler

I have been asked to post a couple of pictures of my Kappler Lumber Company lumber yard.

Photos attached.

Al



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-------- Original message --------
From: "kevin b via Groups.Io" <arcatruck13=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Date: 1/25/20 6:01 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler



any chance you'd post a photo or two of that box?
i'd like a shot at making one as my lumber yard is in tubes and scattered to the winds etc.


I had saved mailing tubes to store the lumber, and labeled the tubes with the sizes. It was a mess and took up a lot of space. One day Frank walked into my shop and presented me with 7x8x28 inch, 7 drawer box. The drawers had dividers to hold HO scale 1x2's through 12x12's, plus two bottom drawers to hold his siding material.

thanks.
Kevin.


Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

asandrini
 

Sorry, fat fingers hit the sent button and not the attach button.

Photos attached this time.
Al



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-------- Original message --------
From: asandrini <asandrini@...>
Date: 1/25/20 8:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io, asandrini@...
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler

I have been asked to post a couple of pictures of my Kappler Lumber Company lumber yard.

Photos attached.

Al



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "kevin b via Groups.Io" <arcatruck13@...>
Date: 1/25/20 6:01 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler



any chance you'd post a photo or two of that box?
i'd like a shot at making one as my lumber yard is in tubes and scattered to the winds etc.


I had saved mailing tubes to store the lumber, and labeled the tubes with the sizes. It was a mess and took up a lot of space. One day Frank walked into my shop and presented me with 7x8x28 inch, 7 drawer box. The drawers had dividers to hold HO scale 1x2's through 12x12's, plus two bottom drawers to hold his siding material.

thanks.
Kevin.


Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

asandrini
 

I have been asked to post a couple of pictures of my Kappler Lumber Company lumber yard.

Photos attached.

Al



Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "kevin b via Groups.Io" <arcatruck13@...>
Date: 1/25/20 6:01 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Remembering Frank Kappler



any chance you'd post a photo or two of that box?
i'd like a shot at making one as my lumber yard is in tubes and scattered to the winds etc.


I had saved mailing tubes to store the lumber, and labeled the tubes with the sizes. It was a mess and took up a lot of space. One day Frank walked into my shop and presented me with 7x8x28 inch, 7 drawer box. The drawers had dividers to hold HO scale 1x2's through 12x12's, plus two bottom drawers to hold his siding material.

thanks.
Kevin.


Re: Campbell's Saez Sash & Door Company

asandrini
 

I have 417 built.  Built it almost 40 years ago.  Now, I would love to pair the two buildings together.




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-------- Original message --------
From: "Robert Bell via Groups.Io" <ionhoss@...>
Date: 1/25/20 3:53 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Campbell's Saez Sash & Door Company

I have both kits...partially built.  Bought them in early 1990s.  Have all instructions.  Dont really have use for them anymore.  Let me know if you need any more pictures or info.

Rob


Re: 493 MOVES!

Robert Veefkind
 

very nice Mark. Was most of the work done in Durango? are you there now?   Bob Veefkind

In a message dated 1/25/2020 4:17:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, marowicz@... writes:

Great news, it's nearly four years since it was brought down from Silverton.


Re: Remembering Frank Kappler

kevin b
 



any chance you'd post a photo or two of that box?
i'd like a shot at making one as my lumber yard is in tubes and scattered to the winds etc.


I had saved mailing tubes to store the lumber, and labeled the tubes with the sizes. It was a mess and took up a lot of space. One day Frank walked into my shop and presented me with 7x8x28 inch, 7 drawer box. The drawers had dividers to hold HO scale 1x2's through 12x12's, plus two bottom drawers to hold his siding material.

thanks.
Kevin.


Remembering Frank Kappler

asandrini
 

I was working on a structure this afternoon, when I needed a few pieces of 4x6.  I went to my Kappler Lumber Yard, and fondly thought of a good friend from over 40 years ago.

Frank Kappler lived in Santa Barbars and I would run into him at Daylight Division meets, NMRA conventions, etc. We became good friends.

In my hobby shop, I stocked Kappler lumber, which I purchased in bulk.  He had a female employee (cannot remember her name, Susan, Sharon, seems like something starting with an S) whose mother lived in Bakersfield. She would drive over to visit her mom and deliver the wood.

I had saved mailing tubes to store the lumber, and labeled the tubes with the sizes. It was a mess and took up a lot of space.  One day Frank walked into my shop and presented me with 7x8x28 inch, 7 drawer box. The drawers had dividers to hold HO scale 1x2's through 12x12's, plus two bottom drawers to hold his siding material. I sold material to customers by the piece from 1968 through 2006, when I retired.

Today, my Kappler Lumber Yard is fully stocked and one foot to the right of my workbenches. I order lumber in bulk (50 pieces at a time) so I never run short during construction.

One thing that Frank shared with me was his idea of a fold-up structure.  He was going to provide structures with the walls pre cut and you folded the walls together like a paper cut out structure. You glued an inside corner post to secure the corners, then topped with a pre-cut roof.   Unfortunately, Frank passed soon after showing me his design.

The model railroad community lost a great mind and a fine gentleman that day.

I wonder how many if his lumber yard boxes are still in use today.

Al Sandrini
Big Al  from  Cal 
Bakersfield, Ca



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Re: Campbell's Saez Sash & Door Company

Robert Bell
 

I have both kits...partially built.  Bought them in early 1990s.  Have all instructions.  Dont really have use for them anymore.  Let me know if you need any more pictures or info.

Rob


Re: Campbell's Saez Sash & Door Company

asandrini
 

Robert,

Someone sent me (could have been you earlier in the week) the dimensions of the two buildings. With your scan, I can interpilate the distances between the structures.  Now I am ready to go. The scratch building of the shop should be straight forward and I have many sets of Grant windows.

Thank you very much.

If I can print the drawings out full size and tape them together. I can lay it out on the layout to get the correct track center lines before I tackle the construction.

Grazzi,

Al Sandrini



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Robert Bell via Groups.Io" <ionhoss@...>
Date: 1/25/20 2:13 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io, asandrini <asandrini@...>, HOn30@groups.io, HOn3@groups.io, ModelRailroadsofSoCalif@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Campbell's Saez Sash & Door Company

Sent you a picture - hope it helps!

Rob Bell 
Waynesville, NC


Re: Campbell's Saez Sash & Door Company

Robert Bell
 

Sent you a picture - hope it helps!

Rob Bell 
Waynesville, NC


Re: Keystone GE 44 ton

asandrini
 

Hi John,

I still have one running, and it did have a flywheel and a Sagami motor. 

Thanks for remembering the "old man",

Big Al from Cal 



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-------- Original message --------
From: John Stutz <john.stutz@...>
Date: 1/25/20 1:49 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io, "Stephen Silver via Groups.Io" <ssilver996@...>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Keystone GE 44 ton

Stephen

Keystone once offered an HO gauge drive for their 44 ton GE, which was built for them by NWSL. It was a special order item, offered either powered or as a bare chassis and trucks. It has Athren/Kato/etc. style gear tower trucks with NWSL brass gears, in a narrow profile tower about 7mm wide in the body, and 12mm over the axle bearings. So it should be easy to narrow down to HOn3. It has NWSL ball cups on the worm shafts, about 2" clear between faces, presumably for a double shafted can motor of about 25mm length. One might even get in a short flywheel.

I bought a couple of the unpowered version from Al Sandrini (Big Al from Cal) about 20 years ago, when he still had his Bakersfield hobby shop. I had intended to convert them for the narrow gauge C-C version of the GE 70 ton engine, but they are not easily extended. So I am willing to sell them, and if you want to try one, please reply off list.

John Stutz

On January 12, 2020 at 5:12 PM "Stephen Silver via Groups.Io" <ssilver996@...> wrote:

Does anyone have experience taking this from HO to HOn3?  I contacted NWSL who directed me to their old products sheet and though I did not see anything specific for that kit, I thought I would ask here.

S

Life is mostly attitude and timing

 

 


Re: Keystone GE 44 ton

John Stutz
 

Stephen

Keystone once offered an HO gauge drive for their 44 ton GE, which was built for them by NWSL. It was a special order item, offered either powered or as a bare chassis and trucks. It has Athren/Kato/etc. style gear tower trucks with NWSL brass gears, in a narrow profile tower about 7mm wide in the body, and 12mm over the axle bearings. So it should be easy to narrow down to HOn3. It has NWSL ball cups on the worm shafts, about 2" clear between faces, presumably for a double shafted can motor of about 25mm length. One might even get in a short flywheel.

I bought a couple of the unpowered version from Al Sandrini (Big Al from Cal) about 20 years ago, when he still had his Bakersfield hobby shop. I had intended to convert them for the narrow gauge C-C version of the GE 70 ton engine, but they are not easily extended. So I am willing to sell them, and if you want to try one, please reply off list.

John Stutz

On January 12, 2020 at 5:12 PM "Stephen Silver via Groups.Io" <ssilver996@...> wrote:

Does anyone have experience taking this from HO to HOn3?  I contacted NWSL who directed me to their old products sheet and though I did not see anything specific for that kit, I thought I would ask here.

S

Life is mostly attitude and timing

 

 


WTB PFM valve gear screws

Lee Gustafson
 

WTB PFM valve gear screws 1.0 x 1.5 mm and 1.0 x 2.0,  1.0 x 3.0 and 1.0 x 4.0 packages. Thanks

Lee Gustafson   Email.  Bagustaf at aol dot com


On Jan 25, 2020, at 3:17 AM, Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIy0XzEJ-Ok

Great news, it's nearly four years since it was brought down from Silverton.

Mark K


module meet

M2fq@...
 

All

with the announcement of Kimberton Module Meet not returning, we at Midwest NG Show have secured more space in our modern 30000 sq foot faculty and can accomodate any layout, any size and scale!

BTW Midwest NG is the largest all scale NG show in the US.

Floor is amazing (not concrete) hard rubber compound thats easy on your feet and level.

http://www.portlandlocomotiveworks.com/events/28th-midwest-scale-train-show/ 


Gary Kohler
m2fq@...
330-719-0264


493 MOVES!

Mark Kasprowicz
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIy0XzEJ-Ok

Great news, it's nearly four years since it was brought down from Silverton.

Mark K


Re: Rio grande models

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Wasn't there someone who posted here to say he'd bought all of RGM's stock? As for why Eric is giving up, probably for the same reason Dave Grandt threw in the towel - getting on in years. Also he and Jim Vail were good friends and with Jim passing perhaps it wasn't quite the same anymore?

Just a thought.

Mark K


NWL good news

Brian Kopp
 
Edited

I had a nice chat with Lezlee in the NWSL warehouse last week (she called me to get a fresh credit card number) and this week almost all of the remainder of my orders from last spring showed up, including a couple MDC HOn3 shay and Lokie regear kits. On the call she indicated that some items listed as discontinued on invoices after I tried to order them last year were now 'recontinued"? (my word), including those little 50:1 gearboxes, the 170-6 and 171-6.

I think am finally starting to feel a little back to normal. Now if RGMs can land somewhere and Grandt Line can get back online, this year might really turn out well....=)

BTW I think Lezlee indicated that the new owner was the guy who made the gears for them?? 
--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


Re: One of those days.....

LARRY KLOSE
 

I tried to reverse the leads on one of these.  Unfortunately, there were two leads on that particular buss tap.  Duhhhh…

 

I don’t do that anymore—bad practice.

 

 

Larry

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