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Re: Boone Morrison

Jim Spencer
 

I think Boone also ran the Volcano NP bookstore/gift shop on the Big Island. He’d be out of business right now.
Jim


On Jun 18, 2018, at 10:13 AM, Steven Haworth <haworth7@...> wrote:

Very sad news. I I always loved his work and writing. 

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 1:55 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
I don't know if it has been mentioned here and apologies if it has, but Boone Morrison passed away at his home on 8th April this year. He was 77. He wrote a series of articles in the Gazette about his HOn3 North Pacific Coast RR quite a few years ago before switching to On3. He included some very handy and innovative techniques. He was also an architect and a photographer having studied under Ansel Adams.



Mark K
Oxon England.


Re: Underbody detailing

Lee Gustafson
 

FWIW, Grandt and Precision Scale kits made excellent detail available in kit form. They provided the parts and did the engineering. Yes, the decision depends on the number of cars needed as well as the decision are these cars "contest cars" or "layout cars". Another question who will handle the cars, only you or other "operators" ? It also depends on in your heart and mind what makes you happy. That may not answer your question.

Lee Gustafson


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Fischer <Martinfischer8@...>
To: HOn3 <HOn3@groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Subject: [HOn3] Underbody detailing

Group,

currently I‘m kitbashing three gondolas. Part of the project is adding a more detailed brake system using the Grandt Line detail set.
This leads to my question:

If you look at car kits by eg. Grandt or Precision Scale a lot of time is required to detail the underbody. Once you put the finished car on track this is barely visible.

Probably the decision depends on the number of cars needed. Also competition models are a different thing.

Looking at published photos doesn’t give any clue. Probably everybody showcases the best models on that occasion.

So do you think this is worth it?
Do you detail all cars to the same level?
Do you detail them at all?

Just curious.

Regards
Martin






Re: Uintah 2-6-6-2T

Paul Sturtz
 

Thanks, Tony,  That's high praise coming from you!!  And I'm 73...……….


Re: Underbody detailing

Climax@...
 

I am with Mike. At 71, I still like building wood cars, detest plastic. So my early stuff use to have brake rods, levers, triple value, air cylinder and all that stuff. Nice to model but not necessary. My cars all opearte well, and I have over 350 wood cars that unless you use the out of scale grappling hook and pick them up you cannot tell which one have a full under body or those that don't. With all due respect to John Allen, his attitude was if you can't see it why waste your time building it. Contest models are a different story.
db MMR200

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Van Hove <vanhovem22@gmail.com>
Sent: Jun 18, 2018 4:13 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Underbody detailing

Group:
I’m 80 years old, and , I like my models to look good, and operate well. Frankly at my age, I don’t think it’s worth the time and trouble to model the underside, which no one but me will ever see. I do put the big brake cylinder on, as that can sort of be seen from the side, but otherwise, I think it’s a waste of time.

Just my 2 cents worth. (with inflation, that should read 3 cents worth, I guess) 🙄

Mike Van Hove

On Jun 18, 2018, at 3:00 PM, Martin Fischer <Martinfischer8@t-online.de> wrote:

Group,

currently I‘m kitbashing three gondolas. Part of the project is adding a more detailed brake system using the Grandt Line detail set.
This leads to my question:

If you look at car kits by eg. Grandt or Precision Scale a lot of time is required to detail the underbody. Once you put the finished car on track this is barely visible.

Probably the decision depends on the number of cars needed. Also competition models are a different thing.

Looking at published photos doesn’t give any clue. Probably everybody showcases the best models on that occasion.

So do you think this is worth it?
Do you detail all cars to the same level?
Do you detail them at all?

Just curious.

Regards
Martin







Re: Underbody detailing

Russ Norris
 

I go with Mike.  I'm 76, and my peepers aren't what they used to be (along with a lot of the rest of me).
If I were to enter a model in a division or regional competition, or if I were going for the car building AP
I would undoubtedly make the effort.  But I'm at the point where my railroading is for my own pleasure.
I mount tension bars, queen posts and the brake cylinder (and maybe the triple valve) but I just don't see
the point of wiring in all the piping.  In my imagnation, I know it's there.

Russ Norris

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 4:13 PM Mike Van Hove <vanhovem22@...> wrote:
Group:
I’m 80 years old, and , I like my models to look good, and operate well.  Frankly at my age, I don’t think it’s worth the time and trouble to model the underside, which no one but me will ever see.  I do put the big brake cylinder on, as that can sort of be seen from the side, but otherwise, I think it’s a waste of time.

Just my 2 cents worth.  (with inflation, that should read 3 cents worth, I guess) 🙄

Mike Van Hove

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 3:00 PM, Martin Fischer <Martinfischer8@...> wrote:
>
> Group,
>
> currently I‘m kitbashing three gondolas. Part of the project is adding a more detailed brake system using the Grandt Line detail  set.
> This leads to my question:
>
> If you look at car kits by eg. Grandt or Precision Scale a lot of time is required to detail the underbody. Once you put the finished car on track this is barely visible.
>
> Probably the decision depends on the number of cars needed. Also competition models are a different thing.
>
> Looking at published photos doesn’t give any clue. Probably everybody showcases the best models on that occasion.
>
> So do you think this is worth it?
> Do you detail all cars to the same level?
> Do you detail them at all?
>
> Just curious.
>
> Regards
> Martin
>
>
>
>
>





Re: Underbody detailing

Mike Van Hove
 

Group:
I’m 80 years old, and , I like my models to look good, and operate well. Frankly at my age, I don’t think it’s worth the time and trouble to model the underside, which no one but me will ever see. I do put the big brake cylinder on, as that can sort of be seen from the side, but otherwise, I think it’s a waste of time.

Just my 2 cents worth. (with inflation, that should read 3 cents worth, I guess) 🙄

Mike Van Hove

On Jun 18, 2018, at 3:00 PM, Martin Fischer <Martinfischer8@t-online.de> wrote:

Group,

currently I‘m kitbashing three gondolas. Part of the project is adding a more detailed brake system using the Grandt Line detail set.
This leads to my question:

If you look at car kits by eg. Grandt or Precision Scale a lot of time is required to detail the underbody. Once you put the finished car on track this is barely visible.

Probably the decision depends on the number of cars needed. Also competition models are a different thing.

Looking at published photos doesn’t give any clue. Probably everybody showcases the best models on that occasion.

So do you think this is worth it?
Do you detail all cars to the same level?
Do you detail them at all?

Just curious.

Regards
Martin





Underbody detailing

Martin Fischer
 

Group,

currently I‘m kitbashing three gondolas. Part of the project is adding a more detailed brake system using the Grandt Line detail set.
This leads to my question:

If you look at car kits by eg. Grandt or Precision Scale a lot of time is required to detail the underbody. Once you put the finished car on track this is barely visible.

Probably the decision depends on the number of cars needed. Also competition models are a different thing.

Looking at published photos doesn’t give any clue. Probably everybody showcases the best models on that occasion.

So do you think this is worth it?
Do you detail all cars to the same level?
Do you detail them at all?

Just curious.

Regards
Martin


Re: Boone Morrison

Steven Haworth
 

Very sad news. I I always loved his work and writing. 


On Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 1:55 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
I don't know if it has been mentioned here and apologies if it has, but Boone Morrison passed away at his home on 8th April this year. He was 77. He wrote a series of articles in the Gazette about his HOn3 North Pacific Coast RR quite a few years ago before switching to On3. He included some very handy and innovative techniques. He was also an architect and a photographer having studied under Ansel Adams.



Mark K
Oxon England.


Re: Boone Morrison

Climax@...
 

That was quite a legacy to leave behind.  Hopfully his spirit is with the likes of Ansel Adams, and Earnest Hemingway, etc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kasprowicz
Sent: Jun 18, 2018 2:54 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] Boone Morrison

I don't know if it has been mentioned here and apologies if it has, but Boone Morrison passed away at his home on 8th April this year. He was 77. He wrote a series of articles in the Gazette about his HOn3 North Pacific Coast RR quite a few years ago before switching to On3. He included some very handy and innovative techniques. He was also an architect and a photographer having studied under Ansel Adams.



Mark K
Oxon England.


Boone Morrison

Mark Kasprowicz
 

I don't know if it has been mentioned here and apologies if it has, but Boone Morrison passed away at his home on 8th April this year. He was 77. He wrote a series of articles in the Gazette about his HOn3 North Pacific Coast RR quite a few years ago before switching to On3. He included some very handy and innovative techniques. He was also an architect and a photographer having studied under Ansel Adams.



Mark K
Oxon England.


Re: Uintah 2-6-6-2T

tonyk537
 

Great looking loco Paul!


Re: Uintah 2-6-6-2T

Climax@...
 

Doug put in the air tubes through the coal tender part.  You can see them on the rear view of the coal wall.  That was prototype but not on the PFM model.

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Cummings
Sent: Jun 17, 2018 7:36 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Uintah 2-6-6-2T

May I ask what "improvements" you made to this model. I have two of these models that have never been out of the box and am curious. 
Doug






Re: Uintah 2-6-6-2T

Doug Cummings
 

May I ask what "improvements" you made to this model. I have two of these models that have never been out of the box and am curious. 
Doug






Re: Uintah 2-6-6-2T

Climax@...
 

Excellent work.  I bet it was scary to take a drill to the model to begin with but it turned out excellent.  Congratulations on a fine job. db

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Sturtz
Sent: Jun 17, 2018 7:05 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Uintah 2-6-6-2T

Dave
Here is the final result.  Not as difficult as I thought it would be.  I used 1/16 alum tubing drilled out with a #57 bit.  I'm satisfied with the results.
Paul


Re: Uintah 2-6-6-2T

Paul Sturtz
 

Dave
Here is the final result.  Not as difficult as I thought it would be.  I used 1/16 alum tubing drilled out with a #57 bit.  I'm satisfied with the results.
Paul


Re: Off-Topic question about a layout

Bill Lugg
 

It seems to me it was a club that ran it, but it was probably 15 to 18
years ago that I saw it, so my memory is really foggy.  My Dad (also a
model railroader) lives with us now and would love to see it if it still
exists.  That's why I'm asking about it.

Thanks for the response.
Bill

On 06/16/2018 10:35 PM, duncan wrote:
Bill,

    About all I can do is verify that you are not loosing your mind. 
I too saw the layout.  Went back several years later and could find no
evidence of it.  I may not have remembered where it was correctly and
therefore missed it.  But, I don't think it is there anymore.  I have
no idea who built it, where it went, or anything else.  But, I do know
it was there.

                        Duncan Harvey




Re: Off-Topic question about a layout

duncan
 

Bill,

    About all I can do is verify that you are not loosing your mind.  I too saw the layout.  Went back several years later and could find no evidence of it.  I may not have remembered where it was correctly and therefore missed it.  But, I don't think it is there anymore.  I have no idea who built it, where it went, or anything else.  But, I do know it was there.

                        Duncan Harvey


Off-Topic question about a layout

Bill Lugg
 

I know this is a little off-topic, but...

Many years ago, we visited a rather large HO standard and narrow gauge
layout that was built (I believe) in the carriage house at Miramont
Castle in Manitou Springs, CO.  I'm trying to find information about it
- whether it still exists, when it's open, etc. - but can't find a bit
of info on it.

Can anyone confirm that I'm not losing my mind and I really did see this
layout?  Is it still there an open for viewing?

Thanks
Bill Lugg


Re: Key crankpin size

jczul36
 

Ed, Well last night, I finally decided I was not ordering any new screws…..This project had been delayed too long.  I drilled all the driver crankpin holes to fit a Tube (Shoulder), the size of the side rod's hole.  I soldered all the shoulders in place, and tapped the shoulder’s (tube)hole with a 00-90 tap to accept 00-90 hex head screws.  It worked like a charm, and have moved forward on to the construction of this early C-17.  This damn model (Key RGS #42) never ran correctly, but with a re-machined frame, new drivers, and gearbox, it should run smoothly.  
jc

On Jun 15, 2018, at 9:40 AM, Ed Weldon <23.weldon@...> wrote:

One other thought on my offer of 5/64 hex brass.  Tell me how you plan to machine it whether its by using a small lathe, dremel tool and a file or whatever else. I hope to get some interesting survey data out of this or we can simply share whatever tricks we come up with.
Ed W.


Re: Key crankpin size

 

One other thought on my offer of 5/64 hex brass.  Tell me how you plan to machine it whether its by using a small lathe, dremel tool and a file or whatever else. I hope to get some interesting survey data out of this or we can simply share whatever tricks we come up with.
Ed W.

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