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Re: Blackstone for sale Batch 1

claneon30
 

Gents, 461 and 347 are spoken for, pending payment. Thanks.

Chris Lane - Editor HOn3 Annual



On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:07 PM, claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:

Gents,

 

I am downsizing the collections, and I have a stash of Blackstone that I bought for a project that is never going to happen, so here we go:

Loco 1 D&RGW 461. My personal favorite K-27. Never been out of the box and needs a home Based on feeBay $450 seems fair.

Loco 2 Undecorated K-27. Also never out of the box, $425 and you buy your own damn decals!

Loco 3 D&RGW 347 coveted green boiler. Taken out of box and sat on the display shelf. Never run. Dusted and put back in the box $500

Contact me off-list if interested

Chris Lane

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Re: Blackstone for sale Batch 2

claneon30
 

Gons and flat are sold, pending payment. Thanks!


Chris Lane - Editor HOn3 Annual



On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:10 PM, claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:

Surplus cars $55 a piece, you pay shipping.

All New in Box, boxes never opened.

Chris Lane

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Re: Blackstone for sale Batch 2

claneon30
 

Sorry Dick, someone took those about 5 minute before you.

Chris Lane - Editor HOn3 Annual



On Aug 28, 2020, at 8:04 PM, RICHARD DONNA BELL <bell_1_05@...> wrote:

Hi Chris, 
I am interested in the two high side gons.
I can be reached at +13035503423.
Thanks, Dick Bell


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:10 PM, claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:



Surplus cars $55 a piece, you pay shipping.

All New in Box, boxes never opened.

Chris Lane

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Re: Blackstone for sale Batch 2

RICHARD DONNA BELL
 

Hi Chris, 
I am interested in the two high side gons.
I can be reached at +13035503423.
Thanks, Dick Bell


On Aug 28, 2020, at 7:10 PM, claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:



Surplus cars $55 a piece, you pay shipping.

All New in Box, boxes never opened.

Chris Lane

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Blackstone for sale Batch 2

claneon30
 

Surplus cars $55 a piece, you pay shipping.

All New in Box, boxes never opened.

Chris Lane


Blackstone for sale Batch 1

claneon30
 

Gents,

 

I am downsizing the collections, and I have a stash of Blackstone that I bought for a project that is never going to happen, so here we go:

Loco 1 D&RGW 461. My personal favorite K-27. Never been out of the box and needs a home Based on feeBay $450 seems fair.

Loco 2 Undecorated K-27. Also never out of the box, $425 and you buy your own damn decals!

Loco 3 D&RGW 347 coveted green boiler. Taken out of box and sat on the display shelf. Never run. Dusted and put back in the box $500

Contact me off-list if interested

Chris Lane


Re: MDC tank conversion

John Stutz
 

Bob

I believe this COLX is tank just a fairly common type of small standard gauge tank car, as built by several sources circa 1900-1915, running on narrow gauge trucks. Which is exactly what the "Gramps" UTLX tanks were. The Car Builder's Dictionary or Cyclopedia editions for this time frame are available online, and will show typical brake arrangements. Kaminski's book on AC&F tank cars shows a dozen or more of such box center sill and high running board tank cars, albeit mostly of larger capacity.

This very narrow frame center anchored design, with low running boards and more substantial end platforms, as specified by the MCB standards of circa 1917, was the most common design for North American tank cars through the 1960s. But on the narrow gauge, those who made the early conversions apparently believed it necessary to lower the center of gravity as far as possible. Hence the UTLX "narrow frame" and CONX "wide frame" cars, which carry the tank shell just clear of the draft gear. This may have been based on experiences such as resulted in Bob Grandt's photograph. Later someone found that the small 6000 gallon Van Dyke frameless cars could be operated with essentially no modification. During WW II the USN bought AC&F standard 6000 gallon tanks for Hawaiian 3' gauge operation, where they apparently worked quite well Two of these ended up as White Pass #38 & 39, operating until that road closed in 1982.

John Stutz

On August 28, 2020 at 12:59 PM "Robert Veefkind via groups.io" <snookdust@...> wrote:


Hello Gang     still plugging along trying to make a decent representation of COLX cars shown in Grandts pictorial. The very narrow frame doesn't leave much room for brake rigging and the photos don't show much of the underbody. Any ideas ? Cutting the MDC frames down was lots of time and zamac chips ,so two is enough. I understand these were later numbered for UTLX but did those very narrow frames survive as is?
Bob Veefkind

 


MDC tank conversion

Robert Veefkind
 


Hello Gang     still plugging along trying to make a decent representation of COLX cars shown in Grandts pictorial. The very narrow frame doesn't leave much room for brake rigging and the photos don't show much of the underbody. Any ideas ? Cutting the MDC frames down was lots of time and zamac chips ,so two is enough. I understand these were later numbered for UTLX but did those very narrow frames survive as is?
Bob Veefkind


Re: New roundhouse

Steven Haworth
 

Looks great!
BTW - I added an air purifier to the basement some time ago (in addition to sealing the ceiling), to help keep the dust out.  I think I got the idea from one of Jack Burgess' YouTube videos.
Anyway, I added one of these and love it.  Not cheap, but it does seem to help.

- Steve Haworth
RGS history - http://www.rgsrr.com/
Blog - http://rgsrr.blogspot.com/               FB - https://www.facebook.com/stevesrgs/


On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 12:16 PM Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:
I installed a new round house today.
 hope fully this will be practicle and keep dust off the locos.
(I'm being optimistic here)


Re: New roundhouse

Lee Gustafson
 

Steve,

Looks great. A home for the fine stable of motive power.

Lee Gustafson 


On Aug 25, 2020, at 12:16 PM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

I installed a new round house today.
 hope fully this will be practicle and keep dust off the locos.
(I'm being optimistic here)

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Re: New roundhouse

Climax@...
 

All that extra weathing?  OK, its out of scale.  hahahaa  I am in the middle of a 1970's Model Masterpieces CM 4 Stall stone roundhouse and TT.  I added a boiler and steam engine room to run the equipment by belts.  I am at the stage of adding the roof support posts and beams now.  Getting them all the same height is a good trick to have the roof supported properly.
Dave


-----Original Message-----
From: Russ Norris
Sent: Aug 25, 2020 1:53 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] New roundhouse

Very impressive.  Looks like the old ConCor plastic kit.  I had one of those for years and finally gave it to a friend who was into HO.  Who made this structure?  Is it designed for HOn3?  

Russ

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020, 1:16 PM Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:
I installed a new round house today.
 hope fully this will be practicle and keep dust off the locos.
(I'm being optimistic here)


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: New roundhouse

Russ Norris
 

Very impressive.  Looks like the old ConCor plastic kit.  I had one of those for years and finally gave it to a friend who was into HO.  Who made this structure?  Is it designed for HOn3?  

Russ

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020, 1:16 PM Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:
I installed a new round house today.
 hope fully this will be practicle and keep dust off the locos.
(I'm being optimistic here)


--
Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


New roundhouse

Steve Hatch
 

I installed a new round house today.
 hope fully this will be practicle and keep dust off the locos.
(I'm being optimistic here)


Re: Trout Creek Engineering

Climax@...
 

Dos anyone know why the original Model Masterpieces Ltd. folded?  Not the Richard Bendevor's copycat stuff.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Kopp
Sent: Aug 25, 2020 9:29 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Trout Creek Engineering

I ordered twice by phone from Cliff at Trout Creek this year. Great service, no issues. He is on this list too.
--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


Re: Trout Creek Engineering

Brian Kopp
 

I ordered twice by phone from Cliff at Trout Creek this year. Great service, no issues. He is on this list too.
--
Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


Re: Trout Creek Engineering

Bill Lugg
 

Cliff has been working with someone to rework his website - http://www.troutcreekeng.co/.  It looks like his current contact phone number is 719-395-8076 according the contact info at the bottom of the page.

HTH
Bill Lugg

On 8/24/20 11:38 AM, Jim Overman wrote:
Does anyone know if Troutcreek Enginering is still in business? When i was in Colorado i would always stop and say hello to Cliff and usually buy something.  The phone number I had is 'Out of service".

Jim Overman


Re: Trout Creek Engineering

Wes Garcia
 

As of early this year I got some parts and plans from them and they still advertise in the current NMRA Magazine.

Wes
North Dakota



On Mon, Aug 24, 2020 at 11:38 AM, Jim Overman <jloverman@...> wrote:
Does anyone know if Troutcreek Enginering is still in business?  When i was in Colorado i would always stop and say hello to Cliff and usually buy something.  The phone number I had is 'Out of service".

Jim Overman


Trout Creek Engineering

Jim Overman
 

Does anyone know if Troutcreek Enginering is still in business?  When i was in Colorado i would always stop and say hello to Cliff and usually buy something.  The phone number I had is 'Out of service".

Jim Overman


Re: zoom call info for convention

Jim Marlett
 

For anyone still struggling to find the link to the NNGC Zoom meeting, here is the link to the convention web page. Scroll down and there are instructions for getting on and a link to get there.

Jim Marlett
http://flatheaddrag.com/
http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/


On Aug 22, 2020, at 9:44 AM, lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...> wrote:

I have not seen the login info for the convention.  Pls forward it to me if you have it.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097

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lloyd lehrer


Re: Painting Depot Door Panels

Climax@...
 

Dusty
Your going about it backwards.  Paint the whole door your Depot Buff than only mask off the areas you want to remain Depot buff and airbrush it again.
DAve

-----Original Message-----
From: Dusty
Sent: Aug 22, 2020 11:47 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] Painting Depot Door Panels

I'm a long ways away from painting the doors for my Taos Jct depot but I'm already tense about the depot buff door panels on the Passage doors and Frt. doors. I could very possibly make a large, visable mess out of this part of construction. I'm confident I can mask corners and larger trim but the prospect of masking or free hand painting those tiny door panels makes my colon twitch. TMI.

I'm thinking about applying Depot Buff to some scrap decal trimmings and cutting out the panels and applying them that way. Three passage doors and three Frt doors. Chicken. Desperate.

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Dusty Burman
623 261-8707

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