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moderated Re: San Juan Car Shops / Grandt Line

Eric Schrowang
 

Placed an order from them 2 weeks ago now. Placed the order on a Saturday and had the parts the following Friday. I know Doug and his team are working hard to fill orders and with USPS right now things are crazy. Just be patience with them.


Re: Steve Hatch

Don Peterson
 

I also remember that someone is now marketing the old Russ Simpson line and they had track gauges. I saw them at the last train show I was at. But that was last November!

Don Peterson

On Saturday, October 24, 2020, 04:16:23 PM MDT, duncan <train3guy@...> wrote:


Scott,

    You might try Berkshire Valley.  I believe I got some Rollee
Holders from them at either the 2018, or 2019 NNGC.  The ones I got were
HOn3 code 70.  Might be worth contacting them and see if you can get
what you need from them.  Just a thought!

                                                Duncan Harvey







Re: Steve Hatch

duncan
 

Scott,

    You might try Berkshire Valley.  I believe I got some Rollee Holders from them at either the 2018, or 2019 NNGC.  The ones I got were HOn3 code 70.  Might be worth contacting them and see if you can get what you need from them.  Just a thought!

                                                Duncan Harvey


Re: Steve Hatch

Climax@...
 

How's he going to respond if indeed the site he is on has crashed?  

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Lewis
Sent: Oct 24, 2020 10:49 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Steve Hatch

Scott and Jesse,at least

There is never a good enough excuse by, especially a small business owner, to at least make contact, with their customers, when a question arises about their product. It's a slap in the face to the paying, interested consumer.
If in fact Steve's business website has crashed...we are all sorry, for that is a nightmare to reconstruct.  But he could respond, in a timely fashion,  to emails sent him and to phone calls. 
Hoping Steve's health is not at play. 

Mark Lewis 



On Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 10:35 AM <JesseADayii@...> wrote:
Hmmmmmm. That's exactly what I am waiting on. Last time I heard from Steve was back in August and he said his priority was " getting his layout completed, Period." but he did say that he would get to them in about a month. So I waited for a month and then sent him an email, no response. Then I waited another two weeks and sent another email, no response. Waited a month sent another and guess what? Yep, you got it, No Response! Now I am at the end of the time allowed to file a dispute through PayPal and honestly I really don't want to do that. I completely understand the trials and tribulations of trying to run your own company, and being a one man operation is even more difficult. But at the same time accepting money from customers and not fulfilling their orders is not the way to keep in business. At this point I am unsure what I will be doing. All I really want is the gauges to work on my own layout. Anybody out there have a couple code 40 and code 55 HOn3 Rollee Holders they might want to part with? Hopefully the $40 or so dollars I paid went to something worthwhile for Steve's layout.


Re: Staining ties

Mike Conder
 

Meh, only 90 minutes from me ... and only halfway to Limon.

Of course, I think Kansas starts about the eastern edge of Aurora (where I used to live.)

Mike Conder

On Sat, Oct 24, 2020 at 7:48 AM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Yep, some say I live in Kansas, it's really Calhan.  I had to look up
Alma on the map - I see it's NW of Fairplay a bit - pretty country up there.

Funny thing is when I was working at Peterson AFB, my commute was no
longer time wise than the folks that lived at the north end of the
Springs...and I didn't have to deal with traffic.

Bill


On 10/23/20 11:24 PM, Mike Conder wrote:
> Bill Lugg, you're out east of the Springs, right? I'm in Highlands
> Ranch at times and Alma at other times ... splitting our time in both
> places.
>
> Mike Conder
>
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 9:13 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...
> <mailto:luggw1@...>> wrote:
>
>     What part of Colorado?  I live out on the eastern plains.
>
>     I've got some Fiebings coming from Amazon, so when it gets here I'll
>     give it a try with the DNA.
>
>     Thanks
>     Bill Lugg
>
>
>     On 10/20/20 6:45 PM, Dale Buxton wrote:
>     > All I have ever used is denatured alcohol and Fiebing Leather dye.
>     > Never had any problems with it. I feel this mixture gives superior
>     > penetration and prevents warping in longer lengths of strip
>     wood. Like
>     > higher percentages of water to alcohol might. I live in Colorado so
>     > I’ve never had a problem with the alcohol drawing water out of the
>     > air. It’s just too dry here! Lol
>     >
>     > Dale Buxton
>     >
>     > On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 18:10 lloyd lehrer
>     <lloydlehrer@... <mailto:lloydlehrer@...>
>     > <mailto:lloydlehrer@... <mailto:lloydlehrer@...>>>
>     wrote:
>     >
>     >     Bill, wear nitrile gloves.  too much thru the skin absorption is
>     >     not good.
>     >     lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097
>     >
>     >
>     >     On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 5:04 PM Bill Lugg
>     >     <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>
>     <mailto:luggw1@...
>     <mailto:luggw1@...>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >         I pulled the ties out of the solution after a day and a half
>     >         of soaking
>     >         and they looked like very lightly weathered wood.
>     >
>     >         So, I think you all are right that my solution has lost some
>     >         of the
>     >         alcohol carrier after sitting for so long.  I was going
>     to try
>     >         some 91%
>     >         and shoe dye to see how it works, but discovered alcohol is
>     >         rarer that
>     >         hen's teeth right now - apparently there's some kid of a
>     >         pandemic going
>     >         on.  ;o)  I have a gallon of denatured alcohol in the shop;
>     >         will there
>     >         be any detrimental effects from using that instead?
>     >
>     >         Thanks for the help
>     >         Bill Lugg
>     >
>     >
>     >         On 10/19/20 10:43 AM, Jim Marlett wrote:
>     >         > I don’t have a clue what is going on, but I use 91%
>     >         isopropyl alcohol and shoe leather dye. I just recently
>     >         stained some ties I’ve had for over 40 years and they
>     stained
>     >         just fine. I also stained some old Kappler ties that may
>     have
>     >         been 20 or 30 years old (I can’t remember when I got
>     them) and
>     >         they stained fine as well. If you used 70% alcohol, it
>     is not
>     >         inconceivable that at least part of the alcohol has
>     evaporated
>     >         out and water isn’t as good a carrier as alcohol, IMHO. I
>     >         think I would mix up a whole new batch of stain. The
>     materials
>     >         are cheap.
>     >         >
>     >         > Jim Marlett
>     >         > http://flatheaddrag.com/
>     >         > http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/
>     >         >
>     >         >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >     --
>     >     lloyd lehrer
>     >
>     >
>
>
>
>
>
>






Re: Steve Hatch

Mark Kasprowicz
 

PS I can spare 6


Re: Steve Hatch

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Gentlemen,
Like others (like me) on this group, Steve is 'of an age', so when he makes something for someone he's probably regarding it as a favor and not income to keep body and soul together.  He's concntrating on his layout and he said quite plainly that it was his priority.
Jesse, your attitude is really generous and I have some of Steve gauges in 55 which I can spare snd am happy to send. Don't want anything in return. Might take a week or so as I'm in England.
Please get in touch - mark AT kaspro dot net
If that fails Mike Conder, list owner can contact me via Skype.

Mark K
Oxon England



Re: Steve Hatch

Mark Rosche
 

I wanted to also mention he has been posting layout progress pics to the various groups sonne is alive and kicking 😁. If you have access to a metal lathe (or someone who owns and operates one) the rollers are really easy to make yourself. You can even make them more precise by turning the grooves for the rail to match the rail manufacturers width (Micro Engineering is different than Peco for example)...naturally a bit of play is needed in the grooves to lay curves though 😀

Regards,

Mark

Don‘t take life too seriously...no one gets out alive anyway....


Re: Steve Hatch

Jesse Day
 

Mark,
Honestly, that is the exact same thought that went through my mind. But after I recently saw posts by him on a forum regarding his progress on his layout I wasn't so concerned. At the end of the day all I want is the track gauges because they are a truly unique and very handy tool, at least they would be if I could get my hands on them.


Re: Steve Hatch

Jesse Day
 

Hmmmmmm. That's exactly what I am waiting on. Last time I heard from Steve was back in August and he said his priority was " getting his layout completed, Period." but he did say that he would get to them in about a month. So I waited for a month and then sent him an email, no response. Then I waited another two weeks and sent another email, no response. Waited a month sent another and guess what? Yep, you got it, No Response! Now I am at the end of the time allowed to file a dispute through PayPal and honestly I really don't want to do that. I completely understand the trials and tribulations of trying to run your own company, and being a one man operation is even more difficult. But at the same time accepting money from customers and not fulfilling their orders is not the way to keep in business. At this point I am unsure what I will be doing. All I really want is the gauges to work on my own layout. Anybody out there have a couple code 40 and code 55 HOn3 Rollee Holders they might want to part with? Hopefully the $40 or so dollars I paid went to something worthwhile for Steve's layout.


Re: Staining ties

Bill Lugg
 

Yep, some say I live in Kansas, it's really Calhan.  I had to look up Alma on the map - I see it's NW of Fairplay a bit - pretty country up there.

Funny thing is when I was working at Peterson AFB, my commute was no longer time wise than the folks that lived at the north end of the Springs...and I didn't have to deal with traffic.

Bill

On 10/23/20 11:24 PM, Mike Conder wrote:
Bill Lugg, you're out east of the Springs, right? I'm in Highlands Ranch at times and Alma at other times ... splitting our time in both places.

Mike Conder

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 9:13 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@risebroadband.net <mailto:luggw1@risebroadband.net>> wrote:

What part of Colorado?  I live out on the eastern plains.

I've got some Fiebings coming from Amazon, so when it gets here I'll
give it a try with the DNA.

Thanks
Bill Lugg


On 10/20/20 6:45 PM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> All I have ever used is denatured alcohol and Fiebing Leather dye.
> Never had any problems with it. I feel this mixture gives superior
> penetration and prevents warping in longer lengths of strip
wood. Like
> higher percentages of water to alcohol might. I live in Colorado so
> I’ve never had a problem with the alcohol drawing water out of the
> air. It’s just too dry here! Lol
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 18:10 lloyd lehrer
<lloydlehrer@gmail.com <mailto:lloydlehrer@gmail.com>
> <mailto:lloydlehrer@gmail.com <mailto:lloydlehrer@gmail.com>>>
wrote:
>
>     Bill, wear nitrile gloves.  too much thru the skin absorption is
>     not good.
>     lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097
>
>
>     On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 5:04 PM Bill Lugg
>     <luggw1@risebroadband.net <mailto:luggw1@risebroadband.net>
<mailto:luggw1@risebroadband.net
<mailto:luggw1@risebroadband.net>>> wrote:
>
>         I pulled the ties out of the solution after a day and a half
>         of soaking
>         and they looked like very lightly weathered wood.
>
>         So, I think you all are right that my solution has lost some
>         of the
>         alcohol carrier after sitting for so long.  I was going
to try
>         some 91%
>         and shoe dye to see how it works, but discovered alcohol is
>         rarer that
>         hen's teeth right now - apparently there's some kid of a
>         pandemic going
>         on.  ;o)  I have a gallon of denatured alcohol in the shop;
>         will there
>         be any detrimental effects from using that instead?
>
>         Thanks for the help
>         Bill Lugg
>
>
>         On 10/19/20 10:43 AM, Jim Marlett wrote:
>         > I don’t have a clue what is going on, but I use 91%
>         isopropyl alcohol and shoe leather dye. I just recently
>         stained some ties I’ve had for over 40 years and they
stained
>         just fine. I also stained some old Kappler ties that may
have
>         been 20 or 30 years old (I can’t remember when I got
them) and
>         they stained fine as well. If you used 70% alcohol, it
is not
>         inconceivable that at least part of the alcohol has
evaporated
>         out and water isn’t as good a carrier as alcohol, IMHO. I
>         think I would mix up a whole new batch of stain. The
materials
>         are cheap.
>         >
>         > Jim Marlett
>         > http://flatheaddrag.com/
>         > http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/
>         >
>         >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>     --
>     lloyd lehrer
>
>






Re: BLACKSTONE B370 106 - HOn3 - 3'7" Arch Bar Trucks

bob.meckley@...
 

Bodo:
            The PSC Version with plastic sideframes is available from Narrow Gauge Colorado and are the best second choice to the Blackstone trucks.
https://www.narrowgaugecolorado.com/?name=Catalog&mode=i&item=001181


Re: White Pass HOn3 Brass For Sale

Alec Herman
 

Is the caboose still available? If so, I’ll take it. 


Re: Staining ties

Mike Conder
 

Bill Lugg, you're out east of the Springs, right?  I'm in Highlands Ranch at times and Alma at other times ... splitting our time in both places.

Mike Conder

On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 9:13 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
What part of Colorado?  I live out on the eastern plains.

I've got some Fiebings coming from Amazon, so when it gets here I'll
give it a try with the DNA.

Thanks
Bill Lugg


On 10/20/20 6:45 PM, Dale Buxton wrote:
> All I have ever used is denatured alcohol and Fiebing Leather dye.
> Never had any problems with it. I feel this mixture gives superior
> penetration and prevents warping in longer lengths of strip wood. Like
> higher percentages of water to alcohol might. I live in Colorado so
> I’ve never had a problem with the alcohol drawing water out of the
> air. It’s just too dry here! Lol
>
> Dale Buxton
>
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 18:10 lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...
> <mailto:lloydlehrer@...>> wrote:
>
>     Bill, wear nitrile gloves.  too much thru the skin absorption is
>     not good.
>     lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097
>
>
>     On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 5:04 PM Bill Lugg
>     <luggw1@... <mailto:luggw1@...>> wrote:
>
>         I pulled the ties out of the solution after a day and a half
>         of soaking
>         and they looked like very lightly weathered wood.
>
>         So, I think you all are right that my solution has lost some
>         of the
>         alcohol carrier after sitting for so long.  I was going to try
>         some 91%
>         and shoe dye to see how it works, but discovered alcohol is
>         rarer that
>         hen's teeth right now - apparently there's some kid of a
>         pandemic going
>         on.  ;o)  I have a gallon of denatured alcohol in the shop;
>         will there
>         be any detrimental effects from using that instead?
>
>         Thanks for the help
>         Bill Lugg
>
>
>         On 10/19/20 10:43 AM, Jim Marlett wrote:
>         > I don’t have a clue what is going on, but I use 91%
>         isopropyl alcohol and shoe leather dye. I just recently
>         stained some ties I’ve had for over 40 years and they stained
>         just fine. I also stained some old Kappler ties that may have
>         been 20 or 30 years old (I can’t remember when I got them) and
>         they stained fine as well. If you used 70% alcohol, it is not
>         inconceivable that at least part of the alcohol has evaporated
>         out and water isn’t as good a carrier as alcohol, IMHO. I
>         think I would mix up a whole new batch of stain. The materials
>         are cheap.
>         >
>         > Jim Marlett
>         > http://flatheaddrag.com/
>         > http://jimmarlett.zenfolio.com/
>         >
>         >
>
>
>
>
>
>
>     --
>     lloyd lehrer
>
>






Re: Steve Hatch

Mike Conder
 

Steve posted something recently that his website cratered and he's working on getting it back online.  Might take a few weeks.  He hangs out here and on the Sn3 email list, so maybe that's a way to contact him.

Mike Conder

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 7:32 PM <JesseADayii@...> wrote:
Has anyone been able to reach Steve's website lately? I have sent several emails recently regarding an order I placed and had no replies and now I cant reach his website. Anybody heard anything?


Jesse Day


Re: Steve Hatch

Jesse Day
 

Has anyone been able to reach Steve's website lately? I have sent several emails recently regarding an order I placed and had no replies and now I cant reach his website. Anybody heard anything?


Jesse Day


Re: How To Paint Black Styrene Models

Mike Conder
 

It's the interaction between the lacquer and alcohol.  First saw it on a "roofing paper" roof that was hit with Dullcote and then a light alcohol-based stain ... but made a very neat look, as Drew reptors!

So acrylics shouldn't react the same to IPA sprays, and I really don't recommend that.  IPA is a good paint remover for acrylics that haven't cured for days or weeks or months.

Mike Conder


On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 11:04 AM hiroechan <hiroechan@...> wrote:
Mark,

I couldn't tell you if it happens with acrylic clearcoats, but I would think that water-based acrylic clearcoat should not have the same frosting problem with humidity that solvent/petrolatum-based clearcoats do; because the humidity is chemically-neutral with the paint base for water products, and would only result in a longer drying time.
Personally, I only ever use solvent clearcoat, specifically the Tamiya spray-bomb cans. (I found that the Tamiya flat clear is much, much flatter than anything I could shoot via airbrush.)

--Drew

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 12:26 PM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
I got that tip from a paint manufacturers website - won't be trying that anytime soon! Does that occur with both enamels and acrylics?

Mark K
Oxon England,.


Re: How To Paint Black Styrene Models

hiroechan
 

Mark,

The Tamiya spray-bomb cans are acrylic paint, but in a petrolatum/solvent based carrier. 

(Generally I prefer to distinguish between water and petrolatum/solvent, as opposed to "acrylic" and "enamel".)

Point being, if the label says "flammable", it will frost with humidity. 

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020, 2:00 PM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
That's a very interesting observation Drew. I, and a few others have experimented with a number of acrylic matt clear coats and the new Vallejo, well they call it a resin not a varrnish, looks good. This all in the wake of Dullcote no longer being available outside of the US. But from what you say we ought to add the Tamiya rattle cans to the list as well. But here again I assumed as Tamiya paints are acrylic their clearcoat would be the same. Seemingly not. Good information, thank you.

Mark


Re: How To Paint Black Styrene Models

bassb04011
 

Awesome thanks
Brian 


On Oct 23, 2020, at 1:04 PM, hiroechan <hiroechan@...> wrote:


Mark,

I couldn't tell you if it happens with acrylic clearcoats, but I would think that water-based acrylic clearcoat should not have the same frosting problem with humidity that solvent/petrolatum-based clearcoats do; because the humidity is chemically-neutral with the paint base for water products, and would only result in a longer drying time.
Personally, I only ever use solvent clearcoat, specifically the Tamiya spray-bomb cans. (I found that the Tamiya flat clear is much, much flatter than anything I could shoot via airbrush.)

--Drew

On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 12:26 PM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
I got that tip from a paint manufacturers website - won't be trying that anytime soon! Does that occur with both enamels and acrylics?

Mark K
Oxon England,.


Re: How To Paint Black Styrene Models

Mark Kasprowicz
 

That's a very interesting observation Drew. I, and a few others have experimented with a number of acrylic matt clear coats and the new Vallejo, well they call it a resin not a varrnish, looks good. This all in the wake of Dullcote no longer being available outside of the US. But from what you say we ought to add the Tamiya rattle cans to the list as well. But here again I assumed as Tamiya paints are acrylic their clearcoat would be the same. Seemingly not. Good information, thank you.

Mark

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