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Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Or the Russian Hokey-Cokey. As in...
Left foot Putin
Right foot Putin

Mark K


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Dave Trimble
 

They are available from the Nmra. 
Login to NMRA.org


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Wayne
 

Don't know if they stopped making them but eBay has 3 for sale right now.


On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 10:26 AM Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...> wrote:
Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric



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Wayne Taylor


HOn3 standards gauge

Eric Schrowang
 

Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Climax@...
 

Either that our you get a Conga Line snaking around the airport.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kasprowicz
Sent: Nov 7, 2020 12:01 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Fair enough Chris, but I still believe the 'Follow me' technique should be restricted to airport vehicles guiding planes to their berth.

Mark K
Oxon England.


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Fair enough Chris, but I still believe the 'Follow me' technique should be restricted to airport vehicles guiding planes to their berth.

Mark K
Oxon England.


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

claneon30
 

I actually know James. He is a special effects artist in CA and a long-time model railroader. He does build some nice stuff. I didn’t see the post in question and it may well be spam. Lots of junk that goes out where someone’s email address is cloned and used. 


Chris Lane - Editor HOn3 Annual



On Nov 6, 2020, at 12:46 PM, Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:

So let him post here - 'follow me' - what is that 'Alice in Wonderland'?, That just looks like spam. If I were a moderator, anything that drives people towards another social media site, should be viewed with caution. Anyway who the heck is this Powell fellow?

Mark K


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Mark Kasprowicz
 

So let him post here - 'follow me' - what is that 'Alice in Wonderland'?, That just looks like spam. If I were a moderator, anything that drives people towards another social media site, should be viewed with caution. Anyway who the heck is this Powell fellow?

Mark K


Re: Banta Modelworks Crossbucks

Rick Rhode <rvrhode@...>
 

Dale,
       Thanks for your input.  I'm in no hurry.  Didn't realize he was doing this alone.  That being the case, he does an amazing job!  

                                                                                Rick

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 09:01:44 PM EST, Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:


This has happened to me with a couple of Banta kits. Just an oversight I’m sure. Bill has always made it good for me in a short period of time. As with so many kit manufacturers these days, he is a one man show. Give him a little more time. It will be just fine.

Dale Buxton

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 17:32 Rick Rhode via groups.io <rvrhode=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I just purchased a Banta Modelworks HO scale crossbucks kit.  It has laser cut crossbuck pieces and stripwood for the posts.  The kit is for 12 crossbucks and states so on the package.  Mine came with enough decals for only 10 crossbucks. I emailed Banta and asked them if this was correct or did I just get a fluke...Have yet to hear from them.  Has anyone else run into this problem?  I feel that $12 for a kit of 12 is a little steep if it is not complete.
                                                                                                        Rick Rhode


Re: Banta Modelworks Crossbucks

Dale Buxton
 

This has happened to me with a couple of Banta kits. Just an oversight I’m sure. Bill has always made it good for me in a short period of time. As with so many kit manufacturers these days, he is a one man show. Give him a little more time. It will be just fine.

Dale Buxton

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 17:32 Rick Rhode via groups.io <rvrhode=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I just purchased a Banta Modelworks HO scale crossbucks kit.  It has laser cut crossbuck pieces and stripwood for the posts.  The kit is for 12 crossbucks and states so on the package.  Mine came with enough decals for only 10 crossbucks. I emailed Banta and asked them if this was correct or did I just get a fluke...Have yet to hear from them.  Has anyone else run into this problem?  I feel that $12 for a kit of 12 is a little steep if it is not complete.
                                                                                                        Rick Rhode


Banta Modelworks Crossbucks

Rick Rhode <rvrhode@...>
 

I just purchased a Banta Modelworks HO scale crossbucks kit.  It has laser cut crossbuck pieces and stripwood for the posts.  The kit is for 12 crossbucks and states so on the package.  Mine came with enough decals for only 10 crossbucks. I emailed Banta and asked them if this was correct or did I just get a fluke...Have yet to hear from them.  Has anyone else run into this problem?  I feel that $12 for a kit of 12 is a little steep if it is not complete.
                                                                                                        Rick Rhode


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

kevin b
 

i would like a chance to win, but i want NOTHING to do with facebook. any other option to enter?
thanks.
Kevin.


On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 10:33:36 AM CST, Darryl Huffman via groups.io <darrylhuffman@...> wrote:


Sorry, the link is to his Facebook account.

@DirtSpot.7

Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@...

You can find my Youtube Channel of Model Building Videos Here:


You can follow my blog here:






On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 04:46:50 AM MST, Darryl Huffman via groups.io <darrylhuffman@...> wrote:


Follow me to James A. Powell’s @DirtSpot.7 for a chance to win a Custom Built 1/87 Weathered Art Structure by James

Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@...


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Darryl Huffman
 

Sorry, the link is to his Facebook account.

@DirtSpot.7

Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@...

You can find my Youtube Channel of Model Building Videos Here:


You can follow my blog here:






On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 04:46:50 AM MST, Darryl Huffman via groups.io <darrylhuffman@...> wrote:


Follow me to James A. Powell’s @DirtSpot.7 for a chance to win a Custom Built 1/87 Weathered Art Structure by James

Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@...


Great model building by James A Powell

Darryl Huffman
 

Follow me to James A. Powell’s @DirtSpot.7 for a chance to win a Custom Built 1/87 Weathered Art Structure by James

Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@...


Re: Large HOn3 Collection For Sale

jczul36
 

Scott, I wan the clear creek tiffany reefer and the 27 box car

On Nov 4, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Scott Inman <TIGHTTRAINS@...> wrote:

Fellow HOn3 Modelers:

A friend of mine is switching scales and he asked my wife and I to sell off his HOn3 collection.  Please see the attached list for three pages of quality HOn3 models and kits.  This individual was a collector, not an operator, and stored the models in a climate controlled closet space.  Most of these models, including all of the Blackstone equipment, is new in box and unused.  I am happy to provide photos on request.  Shipping will be additional and quoted at actual cost.  I highly prefer PayPal friends, but am glad to accept credit cards and money orders.  Please email me directly if you have any questions.  My contact information can be found on the attached business card.

Many thanks,
Scott Inman


<brassmaster business card.jpg><Brassmaster HOn3 List 11-4-20.pdf>


Re: Large HOn3 Collection For Sale

Roger Clay
 

Scott, 

Would you please send me pictures of the Westside 20-Ton Shay. Also, I’d like the Gallows turntable kit.

— Roger


On Nov 4, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Scott Inman <TIGHTTRAINS@...> wrote:


Fellow HOn3 Modelers:

A friend of mine is switching scales and he asked my wife and I to sell off his HOn3 collection.  Please see the attached list for three pages of quality HOn3 models and kits.  This individual was a collector, not an operator, and stored the models in a climate controlled closet space.  Most of these models, including all of the Blackstone equipment, is new in box and unused.  I am happy to provide photos on request.  Shipping will be additional and quoted at actual cost.  I highly prefer PayPal friends, but am glad to accept credit cards and money orders.  Please email me directly if you have any questions.  My contact information can be found on the attached business card.

Many thanks,
Scott Inman


<brassmaster business card.jpg>
<Brassmaster HOn3 List 11-4-20.pdf>


Large HOn3 Collection For Sale

Scott Inman
 

Fellow HOn3 Modelers:

A friend of mine is switching scales and he asked my wife and I to sell off his HOn3 collection.  Please see the attached list for three pages of quality HOn3 models and kits.  This individual was a collector, not an operator, and stored the models in a climate controlled closet space.  Most of these models, including all of the Blackstone equipment, is new in box and unused.  I am happy to provide photos on request.  Shipping will be additional and quoted at actual cost.  I highly prefer PayPal friends, but am glad to accept credit cards and money orders.  Please email me directly if you have any questions.  My contact information can be found on the attached business card.

Many thanks,
Scott Inman



Re: looking for: Precision Scale Caboose end Handrails and ladder

Bodo Rasler
 

Dale,

 

I agree, in one of my kits there was also a mix of plastic and metal. Very poor for a company with such a good name: ‘Precision Scale’.

 

Well, I got two cars done and the third will have to wait until I find what I am looking for.

 

Thanks

Bodo Rasler

 

From: HOn3@groups.io [mailto:HOn3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dale Buxton
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2020 03:29
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] looking for: Precision Scale Caboose end Handrails and ladder

 

Well, I sincerely wish you good luck in your quest for more of these kits. I’ve been looking since last December and have not found a single one anywhere!

 

All of these kits I bought (8 in all) had very poorly mixed plastic in the railings castings which made all of mine quite brittle. Two friends of mine had the same problem. There was also a spot in the center of the casting where The plastic cooled too quickly in the tiny casting runs. So they did not completely join each. This made for an incomplete railing that fell apart as soon as it was gently clipped off of the sprue. The mold was probably too cold.

 

I guess I’m just old school when it comes to solving modeling problems. I only spent about $5 on the new ladder parts. True, I had bought them years before because I thought I might need them someday. Turns out, I did! All this project really cost me was time and patience.

 

Best of luck to you!

 

Dale Buxton

 

On Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 15:04 Bodo Rasler <raslerb@...> wrote:

Thanks Dale,

 

far too cumbersome what you suggest. I might try to find another PSC Caboose kit with PLASTIC rails. This will be not much more expensive than all the individual parts you suggest and far less work than what you suggest.

 

I have no bad experience with the PLASTIC handrails of PSC. I have VERY fine spru-cutters and nothing broke. Actually it is a very flexible plastic – at least the stuff I got in my kit!

 

Thanks

Bodo

 

From: HOn3@groups.io [mailto:HOn3@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dale Buxton
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2020 12:10
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] looking for: Precision Scale Caboose end Handrails and ladder

 

I feel your pain. Having built several of these. The brass ladder/endrail sets have so much flash on them that they are almost impossible to free from the sprue runners. All the plastic ones  " I " had were very brittle and once again almost impossible to free from the sprue runners without breaking them. I resorted to using Tarus Products, 5 rung photo etched ladder kits. These kits have flat pre-shaped ladder rails and .015" brass rod for the rungs. They also come with an assembly jig to help get the handrails evenly spaced. You can use ACC but, I always solder mine for strength. I already had several of these kits in my parts drawer from years and years ago. This company was bought out by  Trout Creek Engineering (also many years ago). Here is their current  WEB page, (  http://www.troutcreekeng.co/trout-creek-ho/     ) The part number is  P2002, Caboose Ladder, 5Rung. Right now, I don't have any pictures of the ones I've built. But, I think they can build into the nicest quality caboose ladders in HO scale. 

 

For the end railings, I just fabricated those from brass rod. I flattened about a 1/4" of a round rod in an old Unimat III lathe vice that I have. This created a uniform thickness to the flattened area, to form the flat top part of the of the end railing. Then I bent a 90 degree curve after the flattened section of about a 12 scale inch radius to form the outside post rail. I ACC'ed that in the correct hole in the top of the end beam on the car. I measured the next two post rails to get them the same length and ACC'ed those in the correct holes in the end beam. Then I soldered the tops of those posts to the bottom of the flattened section of the end railing. I Used PBL "TRICK" acid solder flux. In, "sizzle" out, done! I cleaned the joints with soapy ammonia to clean and kill the acid in the flux. 

 

I have found that building end railings in this way makes them far more robust to the kinds of handling that our rolling stock has to endure on our layouts. Sometimes touching our trains can't be avoided in operating them.

I hope you find what you are looking for. Good luck and I hope this helped in some way.

 

Dale Buxton

 

On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 3:11 PM Bodo Rasler <raslerb@...> wrote:

Hello Group,

I wrote to Precision Scale but they can't help me with this.

I purchased several HOn3 Caboose. Unfortunately some had only METAL end-handreils and ladders and they brake easily and are almost impossible to get straight. I also have one with PLASTI parts and thats what I am looking for:

one or preferably TWO sets of the end Handrails and ladder-set's. I have attached copies of the instruction sheets. These are the parts marked as nos. 21 & 22.

Does anyone have some extra?

Thanks
Bodo Rasler


Re: Would anyone like a 0-4-0 Porter in HOn3?

Don Breitbarth
 

I just left email for Kenji.  I want an HOn3 13 Ton Shay and said I would be happy to be able to have it Ready to Run in either Black or Weathered. It seems to me that due to complexity of the mechanism - I would be better off RTR but Kit is better than Nothing!

I agree --- Please send comments DIRECTLY to Kenji at his website.  I did forget to mention this thread on this forum.

Don Breitbarth


Re: Cab Curtains material

John Hutnick
 

If you would like to try Japanese paper, this is the source:

https://hiromipaper.com/

Call them and describe what you want.

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