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Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Russ Norris
 

Of course, $20 back then would correspond to a much bigger dollar figure today.  I don't know when that kit came out, but I am old enough to remember gas for 19 cents a gallon.

Russ

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 10:16 AM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's Junction.

I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande Models line as
Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his casting are
excellent.

Bill Lugg


On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for this kit.
> This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit line goes the way
> of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway Miniatures has gone
> completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale vehicles can
> afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal where the
> seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are swiftly coming
> to an end.
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...
> <mailto:mark@...>> wrote:
>
>     Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm
>     sure it wasn't anywhere near this.
>
>     https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true
>
>     Mark K
>     Oxon
>
>






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


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Bill Lugg
 

Yes, the price tag on the box says it was $20 from Jim's Junction.

I really hope somebody is able to pick up the Rio Grande Models line as Eric has a lot of important kits and parts in it and his casting are excellent.

Bill Lugg

On 9/20/20 3:36 AM, Dale Buxton wrote:
Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for this kit. This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit line goes the way of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway Miniatures has gone completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale vehicles can afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal where the seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are swiftly coming to an end.

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@kaspro.net <mailto:mark@kaspro.net>> wrote:

Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm
sure it wasn't anywhere near this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true

Mark K
Oxon


Re: A touch of Ebay Madness?

Dale Buxton
 

Rio Grande's web site is still up and it says $20.00 for this kit. This situation is only going to deepen if Eric's kit line goes the way of the Dodo. The asking prices for Jordan Highway Miniatures has gone completely insane! Only hard core collectors of HO scale vehicles can afford them now. From time to time you may find a deal where the seller isn't looking to gouge anyone but those days are swiftly coming to an end.

Dale Buxton

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm sure it wasn't anywhere near this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true

Mark K
Oxon


Re: squadron putty

Mark Kasprowicz
 

The other thing is that not all samples of black look the same. If a true match is the quest you may be looking for a suitable paint not filler.

Mark K
Oxon England.


A touch of Ebay Madness?

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Not sure how much this kit was when still in production but I'm sure it wasn't anywhere near this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124344746704?ul_noapp=true

Mark K
Oxon


Re: squadron putty

Climax@...
 

Get some Kadee black spues and grind them up, or sand them into a pile.  Add a trace of liquid glue so its a paste and fill away.  Repeat until satisified.  It may take a week to dry hard, then sand and gloss

-----Original Message-----
From: John Stutz
Sent: Sep 19, 2020 4:28 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io, "Robert Veefkind via groups.io"
Subject: Re: [HOn3] squadron putty

Bob

I am not aware of a commercial product.

You might try dissolving black styrene in MEK or in any of the liquid cements for styrene, until you get a putty constancy. This will bond well to styrene but is likely to shrink severely. Adding an inert filler to to this should reduce the shrinkage. I would try lampblack, black chalk dust, or charcoal dust mixed into the above, or into a clear commercial bodied styrene cement, adjusting viscosity with MEK or a liquid styrene cement.

This is essentially what the squadron and similar putties are: a fine inert filler mixed with a plastic binder and enough solvent to soften the mix. The older products which were originally intended for wooden model airplane construction used acetate plastic, as did Ambroid's model cement, and neither binds well to styrene. Modern putties for use with styrene are more compatible, being made with styrene but i find them a little short of binder..

John Stutz

On September 19, 2020 at 12:53 PM "Robert Veefkind via groups.io" <snookdust@...> wrote:

Good afternoon Ladies and gentlemen

Is there an equivalent to squadron putty to fill small holes in plastic but black in color?    Bob V.

 


Re: squadron putty

asandrini
 

Tamiya makes body filler, but not sure of the colors.

Al



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Robert Veefkind via groups.io" <snookdust@...>
Date: 9/19/20 12:53 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: hon3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] squadron putty

Good afternoon Ladies and gentlemen

Is there an equivalent to squadron putty to fill small holes in plastic but black in color?    Bob V.


Re: squadron putty

John Stutz
 

Bob

I am not aware of a commercial product.

You might try dissolving black styrene in MEK or in any of the liquid cements for styrene, until you get a putty constancy. This will bond well to styrene but is likely to shrink severely. Adding an inert filler to to this should reduce the shrinkage. I would try lampblack, black chalk dust, or charcoal dust mixed into the above, or into a clear commercial bodied styrene cement, adjusting viscosity with MEK or a liquid styrene cement.

This is essentially what the squadron and similar putties are: a fine inert filler mixed with a plastic binder and enough solvent to soften the mix. The older products which were originally intended for wooden model airplane construction used acetate plastic, as did Ambroid's model cement, and neither binds well to styrene. Modern putties for use with styrene are more compatible, being made with styrene but i find them a little short of binder..

John Stutz

On September 19, 2020 at 12:53 PM "Robert Veefkind via groups.io" <snookdust@...> wrote:

Good afternoon Ladies and gentlemen

Is there an equivalent to squadron putty to fill small holes in plastic but black in color?    Bob V.

 


Re: squadron putty

Bill Nelson
 

  if  you  file  some  black  plastic  and  ad  a  tad  of  trine  glue  to  the  black  plastic  sawdust,  you  have  just  made  your  own.



Bill  Nelson

On Sep 19, 2020, at 2:53 PM, Robert Veefkind via groups.io <snookdust@...> wrote:

Good afternoon Ladies and gentlemen

Is there an equivalent to squadron putty to fill small holes in plastic but black in color?    Bob V.


squadron putty

Robert Veefkind
 

Good afternoon Ladies and gentlemen

Is there an equivalent to squadron putty to fill small holes in plastic but black in color?    Bob V.


Re: Chris Lane used model train salesman

claneon30
 

Not even a little! See you in Pittsburg, and check your email for notes on the article.

Chris Lane - Editor HOn3 Annual



On Sep 13, 2020, at 12:35 PM, brian_budeit via groups.io <brian_budeit@...> wrote:

How are you Chris,

bailing on hon3?, oh the shame of it all..........Seriously, putting together an article on building EBT 2-6-0 #1, whats the deadline you will need it by? #1 is running very well, holding down passenger service on the layout.
The convention for 2024 is Pittsburgh, not sure how much of a narrow gauge convention it will be without a LOT of driving or bus riding, but anyway, maybe we can finally meet and hoist a few.

best to you,

brian
On Friday, August 28, 2020, 11:03:01 PM EDT, claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:


Boxcar is also sold.

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: Chris Lane used model train salesman

Russ Norris
 

BrIran, I have a brass 2-6-0 Spartan that I converted into a model of EBT #1 some years back.  I'd love to see your article when it comes out.

Russ


On Sun, Sep 13, 2020, 2:35 PM brian_budeit via groups.io <brian_budeit=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
How are you Chris,

bailing on hon3?, oh the shame of it all..........Seriously, putting together an article on building EBT 2-6-0 #1, whats the deadline you will need it by? #1 is running very well, holding down passenger service on the layout.
The convention for 2024 is Pittsburgh, not sure how much of a narrow gauge convention it will be without a LOT of driving or bus riding, but anyway, maybe we can finally meet and hoist a few.

best to you,

brian
On Friday, August 28, 2020, 11:03:01 PM EDT, claneon30 <chrislaneon30@...> wrote:


Boxcar is also sold.

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

<DSC_3732.JPG><DSC_3733.JPG>


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


New Groups

John Niemeyer
 

I have created 2 new groups, Fans of the HOn3 Annual https://groups.io/g/FansoftheHOn3Annual and Fans of the On30 Annual https://groups.io/g/FansoftheOn30Annual. These are both unofficial sites and have no financial connection, but have the blessings of the publisher. Please join us and share your thoughts about past, present and future articles.
 
Also, feel free to share this with others.
 
Due to recent changes with groups.io the free sites only allow e-mails. No photos and no file downloads. Sorry. To upgrade to premium would cost $220.00 year, time 2 sites, that’s $440.00 a year. So for now, I’ll just go with the free.
 
John Niemeyer


Re: Sanding Sealer Part 2

John Hutnick
 

In response to buying from paint and hardware stores, I checked my local NJ Home Depot listings for the spray type shellac noted earlier.  They listed one brand, Zinsser, at $7.98/12oz.  But stock typically shows at 5 cans per store, which means hardly any.  True Value hardware lists the same product at $12.49, but ship to store, meaning they may not even stock it.


Re: Sanding Sealer (was: A Rookie and La Belle Kits)

Bill Nelson
 

I  spray  the  assembled  cars  with  gray  primer  on  the  outside,  and  tan  on  the  inside,  and very  lightly  sand  the  outside  before  either  spray  or  brush  painting  them.  sometimes,  when  I  feel  organized,  I  spray  sub  assemblies,  but  it  always  needs  some  more  on  the  outside  when  fully  assembled.


On Sep 12, 2020, at 8:09 AM, George Saridakis <georgesaridakis559@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

I spray shellac (Zinser rattle can) on both sides of wood parts, and let dry overnight, even though it seems to be dry to the touch pretty quickly.

Cheers,
George


Re: Animas Forks Jail

Robert Veefkind
 

 
 
In a message dated 9/12/2020 8:47:27 AM Eastern Standard Time, rands00@... writes:
 
We have just re-released the #2013 Animas Jail originally produced by Lowell Ross at Anvil Mountain Models. Laser cut wood kit. See more at:
https://www.berkshirevalleymodels.com/apps/webstore/
as you can see---no stove pipe !      Bob V.
_._,_.as_,_


Re: Sanding Sealer (was: A Rookie and La Belle Kits)

George Saridakis
 

Hi Bill,

I spray shellac (Zinser rattle can) on both sides of wood parts, and let dry overnight, even though it seems to be dry to the touch pretty quickly.

Cheers,
George


Animas Forks Jail

richrands
 

We have just re-released the #2013 Animas Jail originally produced by Lowell Ross at Anvil Mountain Models. Laser cut wood kit. See more at:
https://www.berkshirevalleymodels.com/apps/webstore/


Re: A Rookie and La Belle Kits

Scott
 

Good greif.  I have been watching Ebay like a hawk for an Alamosa and it has been available all this time.

Oh well
Scott


Re: A Rookie and La Belle Kits

Climax@...
 

Take some wooden paint sturing sticks and spray them with spray on glue.  Then wrap them in sand paper.  They work great and are easily controlled.  I have them done in various grit sandpapers.

I started on Labelle kits back in the 1960's.  The one thing that  you should do is make a drilling jig for the wire hand grabs.  It keeps them level and properly spaced apart on freight cars.  I always finished mine with floquil paints and I put Sierra Scale Models real scale glass on the inside of the windows instead of the plastic. they look so much better.  I put full interiors in my cars as well.  Used up a lot of Grandt Line Coach seats, put dividers in and even had an RPO and observation car with tables, chairs and a kitchen.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Curtis Brookshire via groups.io"
Sent: Sep 11, 2020 8:42 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Rookie and La Belle Kits

I highly recommend LaBelle's roof rounding kits for shaping the roof. You can find them on the website under button 3 parts and accessories. They're easy to use and just takes some good sandpaper (a sanding block helps greatly), and a little patience and you'll have a fine looking roof. 

Your call of course whether you want the Labelle roof or MRGS. Enjoy building. I think LaBelle's are fine kits.

Curtis Brookshire
Pine Level NC

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