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Re: Central Valley trucks

Robert Veefkind
 

Is this for the PSC k-37 ? I’m looking too. No luck. Bob V


Re: Central Valley trucks

Bryian Sones
 

Len, 

No, unfortunately I never got a response from them.

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
D&RGW Sn3 and Hon3
Murrieta, CA


On Saturday, May 15, 2021, 12:28:33 PM PDT, LenTRaley via groups.io <lentraley@...> wrote:


Bryian:

Did you ever get a response from NWSL regarding your request for 26"
wheels centered on a standard gauge axle set to HOn3 gauge? 

Len Raley


Re: Laying Blackstone Track

John
 

When I built and N scale layout using Kato track, I used bathtub caulk to hold it down. Kato track is basically the same as Blackstone, just different gauge!. 
John Peckham
Torrance, Southern California


On Sun, May 16, 2021 at 1:17 PM, Jim Schulz
<jim@...> wrote:
Greetings Everyone

I'm new to this group and was looking for some advise.  I normally model in On30, but my display case of HOn3 Blackstone engines and rolling stock has sat unused for far too long.  I started to build a small HOn3 layout just to run these models.

A while back I acquired a nice oval of Blackstone snap track, and wish to installing it on a 4' x 8' x 2" sheet of blue insulation foam, wrapped in 1x4 pine.  I'd like to attach the Blackstone snap track to this blue foam, but I'm not sure how.  Has anyone ever glued Blackstone snap track to foam?  If so, what kind of glue was used.  The undersides of this snap track looks quite slippery.

Many Thanks!

Jim Schulz
Coyote Creek & Rio Grande


Laying Blackstone Track

Jim Schulz
 

Greetings Everyone

I'm new to this group and was looking for some advise.  I normally model in On30, but my display case of HOn3 Blackstone engines and rolling stock has sat unused for far too long.  I started to build a small HOn3 layout just to run these models.

A while back I acquired a nice oval of Blackstone snap track, and wish to installing it on a 4' x 8' x 2" sheet of blue insulation foam, wrapped in 1x4 pine.  I'd like to attach the Blackstone snap track to this blue foam, but I'm not sure how.  Has anyone ever glued Blackstone snap track to foam?  If so, what kind of glue was used.  The undersides of this snap track looks quite slippery.

Many Thanks!

Jim Schulz
Coyote Creek & Rio Grande


D&RG T-12

Mike Conder
 

Anybody have one for sale?  Looking for something for a conversion to a Class 45.5 with straight boiler.

Mike Conder



tsunami 2

Robert Veefkind
 


good afternoon fellow users
 
I don't run stuff to often but I found after a layoff for a month or 2 my steamers seem to lose their memory. My K-37 had some sounds but the engine would not move and no steam sounds. Reset the on/off a bunch and no help. Complete reset cv 8 =8 but no difference. Another modeler said to reset 16 17 & 30 to 0  no help. Contacted Soundtraxx but no answer yet. Any one else have/had this problem ?    Bob Veefkind


Tweetsie Time Celebration at ETSU

Curtis Brookshire
 

Dr. Fred Alsop III and the crew at East Tennessee State University's George L. Carter Museum have a super program developed for the weekend of June 4-6. Features include operations of the museum's HOn3 ET&WNC layout and clinics on the railroad and how the crew is modeling it. They layout has been featured in White River's HOn3 Annuals.

We are just putting together a 2.5-day celebration of the Tweetsie railroad and our Carter Railroad Museum layout for the days in June that we would normally have been conducting the Annual Big Train Show.  The entire focus is on the ET&WNC from prototype to our model layout. 

TWEETSIE “TIME CELEBRATION” – Remembering Our Past, Enjoying Our Present

The 2021 Inaugural Tweetsie Time Celebration held at the George L. Carter Railroad Museum on the campus of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, will showcase both on-site and guided events. This will occur on the June 4-5 weekend originally slated for the BIG Train Show. There will be 4 activities each day. Premium registration is $85.00, limited to 60 people and will include a thumb drive archive of data and photographs as event syllabus, signed copy of Rail Mail book, Friday lunch and pre-dinner, Saturday lunch and access to all activities, including a full-route operation opportunity of an HOn3 train on the museum’s world class exhibit layout and participation in the operating session finale. 

FRIDAY

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon – Operating Session #1 – limited to 4 participants, 13 years and older.

LUNCH BREAK – 12:00 to 1:30 – preordered at Duck Taco in the former ET&WNC depot

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Operating Session #2 – limited to 4 participants, 13 years and older. 

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM– Operating Session #3 – limited to 4 participants, 13 years and older.

PRE-DINNER BREAK – 5:30 to 6:15

FRIDAY SEMINARS – Prototype History

10:45 AM- 12:00 Noon – “The Narrow Gauge Dilemma – How It Happened, Why it Ended” PowerPoint – Geoff Stunkard – Author, historian, archivist – This overview will showcase the reasons why narrow guage railroading grew in popularity, its benefits and deficiencies, and its final decline. Stunkard will present an visual guide to this history and his collection of over 500 worldwide narrow gauge postcards will be on display for examination.

Geoff Stunkard is the author of the book “Rail Mail: A History of American Railroading on Picture Postcards” and serves as the museum’s Heritage Day coordinator. He has served as a Carter Museum volunteer since 2008 and formerly functioned in that capacity at the Pennsylvania State Railroad Musuem as well. His photography and writing has appeared in TRAINS, Railroad & Railfan, Rail Pace and the defunct Railway & Locomotive Preservation. Most recently, he has been documenting the construction of the museum’s ET&WNC model exhibit for White River Productions. He is also well-known in the collector car community for his books, professional magazine work, and occasional appearances on NBC Sports in conjunction with Mecum automotive auctions. He and his wife live in Johnson City. 

1:45 – 3:00 PM – “A Role in Rock History - Geology of the Appalachians and Tweetise’s Useful Purpose”  PowerPoint -- The geography of the region was crucial to the railroad’s purpose. This will focus on the areas of the line that meant so much to its success – the ore mine at Cranberry, the scenic beauty of the Doe River Gorge, the quarry at Milligan, and coke and coal for the furnace at Johnson City, which came from regional sources as well.   

Dr. Michael J Whitelaw, Professor of GeoSciences, ETSU, does research in Stratigraphy, East Tennessee Regional Geology, and is a active field scientist.  He teaches classes in  Exploring Geology, Geologic Evolution of North America, Geology Field Methods, Subsurface Geology, Geosciences Field Camp, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Plate Tectonics, and is rated as an outstanding professor by his students.

 

3:45 – 5:15 PM “It Was Here Once: Railroad Archeology with Dr Alsop” PowerPoint - The effort to develop the museum’s historical narrative required diligence. Master model builder Fred J Alsop will showcase the effort that went into building just one of the many buildings on display on the layout as well as overall points of interest that have been recreated true-to-form. Once completed, seminar attendees will be directed to view the areas in question located on the layout.

EXAMPLE - Dr. Fred Alsop has served as the director of the George L. Carter Railroad Museum since its founding in 2007 and retired from teaching in early 2021 after an critically-acclaimed career in the Biology Dept at East Tennessee State University. Author of several books on birds, he has traveled globally as a naturalist and has focused his most recent efforts on the development of the railroad museum’s long-term mission and success. Alsop’s precise discipline in accurate model building is a crucial part of the ET&WNC exhibit, and he has attained toward Master Modeler status through this effort. Wearing many hats, he also serves as President of the Mountain Empire Model Railroaders club, which owns the large HO scale exhibit in the museum and President of the Carter Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, also based in the museum. He and his wife live in Johnson City. 

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM weather permitting “I Walk the Line: An Evening Hike on the Tweetsie Trail.” TBD - likely led by Stunkard, Alsop, Sager. This hike or bike will encompass 3 miles of the trail, starting from Happy Valley Elementary and heading uphill toward Johnson City. Places highlighted to include Buffalo Creek, Milligan quarry, Milligan whistle stop, retention and building locations, mill track switch area and overview of Johnson City yard. All hike attendees will receive a map of the trail and regional map of other ET&WNC places to visit.

FRIDAY evening If desired– Group chow time at the Cootie Brown’s near ETSU Campus (this optional meal is NOT included in fees)

SATURDAY

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon – Operating Session #1 – limited to 4 participants, 13 years and older.

LUNCH BREAK – 12:00 to 1:30 – preordered at Duck Taco in the former ET&WNC depot

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM – Operating Session #2 – limited to 4 participants, 13 years and older. 

 

SATURDAY Seminars – Model Subjects

10:00AM-11:00AM – Volume Tree building with Ken Harmon 

11:00AM-12:00 Noon – Hidden Highlights Layout Tour with Greg M and Mike Buster

11:00AM – 12:00 Noon – Rock Forms in the Doe River Gorge with Fred Alsop and Mike Sager

12:00 Noon – 1:00PM – New Frontiers Moin del Photography with Geoff Stunkard and Logan Heaton

1:00PM – 2:00PM – The Johnson City Mill Model overview TBD

2:00PM – 3:00PM – MicroMark Model Making and 3d Imaging with Ben Merritt

2:00PM -3:00PM – Cranberry Mine structures and details with Fred Alsop

3:00PM – 6:00PM – Train Order Operations on the ET&WNC layout – active participation by ATTENDEES ONLY. 

SATURDAY If desired– Chow time at the Yeehaw Brewery in the former ET&WNC depot (meal NOT included in fees)

SUNDAY

9:00AM-12:00 Noon—Carpool to the Christian Ministries Camp, Hampton, TN, at the mouth of the Doe River Gorge for a rail ride on the former ET&WNC Railroad tracks into the gorge to Pardee Point and a short, guided hike along the railroad east to tunnel #4 and the deck truss bridge. Return by rail to the parking area and view the restored 4-4-0 Crown steam locomotive. The celebrations end following the hike and rail ride and we depart for our homes.

For additional information contact Dr. Fred Alsop via email at alsopf@..., or by mobile phone 

 

 


Re: Central Valley trucks

LenTRaley
 

Bryian:

Did you ever get a response from NWSL regarding your request for 26"
wheels centered on a standard gauge axle set to HOn3 gauge? 

Len Raley


Painting HO scale hydrocal wall castings video

Darryl Huffman
 

I built the old Yorke Pool Hall and Bordello in HO a couple of years back.

Several people asked how I painted the stone walls.

So I filmed a short video on how I do it.  It's on Youtube at:





Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@...

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


You can follow my blog here:





Re: Passenger Car Roofs

Mark Lewis
 

Tony,

Thank you for the very clear prototype and model photos.
Not much canvas shown, if at all, in the prototype photos.

Mark Lewis
Narrow gauge modeling in N.C.


On Fri, May 14, 2021 at 4:20 AM tonyk537 via groups.io <Tonyk375=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
HOn3 roofs.

Labelle or MRGS scribed


Re: Passenger Car Roofs

tonyk537
 

HOn3 roofs.

Labelle or MRGS scribed


Re: Passenger Car Roofs

tonyk537
 

roof details


Re: Passenger Car Roofs

Dave
 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terneplate There is a little spelling error below. 
"...sheet iron or steel coated with an alloy of about four parts lead to one part tin".

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 10:37:54 AM CDT, Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:


Thanks Randy. 

So the obvious question: did those early RPO cars have canvas roofs over wood like early loco cabs?

Mike Conder

On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 2:48 PM Randy Hees <randyhees@...> wrote:
Most* D&RGW passenger cars had turne metal roofs, not canvas... made up of about 22"x30" sheets, with seams crimped and soldered

*the only exceptions that come to mind are the early arch roofed RPO cars....

Randy Hees

On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 6:59 AM <Climax@...> wrote:
I like using Model Airplane "Silk Span" which in that hobby is used to cover wings and other airfoils.  I have been usng it for years.  I actually cut it up in the sizes i want, place it dry where I want it and then paint it with floquil grimy black.  The paint becomes the adhesive.  Any extra I have hanging off the sides I cut off with a fresh sharp razor blade.  I guess I works fine as when I placed my 7 car train of Labelle cars with interiors and under workings it placed 1-2-3 and I was told to not block he category by bringing back the others for a while.  hahhahaha
Dave   MMR#200

-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Schrowang
Sent: May 11, 2021 7:48 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Passenger Car Roofs

Don,
I have seen alot of folks use tissue paper and diluted white glue and then use a black / grey paint.

Eric

On Tue, May 11, 2021, 7:46 AM Don Bergman <DBRenegade@...> wrote:
I am looking for suggestion to simulate the canvas roof on my LaBelle Passenger car fleet.

Don Bergman

--
Mike Conder


Re: FS; Two NIB MDC/Roundhouse HOn3 C-21/25's

bassb04011
 

The NWSL kits are still available on their website, just make sure you match up your version to the correct set. All had open frame motors but the earlier ones were bigger (2 mm shaft too I think) and newer had a smaller motor with flywheel. 
Brian 


On May 12, 2021, at 10:12 PM, Scott Baker <sbake5570@...> wrote:

Thanks for the information. I have an undisturbed kit I bought recently but I have too many other projects on the bench at the moment and haven't looked at it closely, but I thought the drivers were NS, but it does have the open frame motor. I though the NWSL kits were probably out of production but figured I could use any can motor rather than the Sagami if i could figure out which gears to buy. I will check out some of the info you recommended when i begin the work.

Thanks for the help.
Scott


Re: FS; Two NIB MDC/Roundhouse HOn3 C-21/25's

Scott Baker
 

Thanks for the information. I have an undisturbed kit I bought recently but I have too many other projects on the bench at the moment and haven't looked at it closely, but I thought the drivers were NS, but it does have the open frame motor. I though the NWSL kits were probably out of production but figured I could use any can motor rather than the Sagami if i could figure out which gears to buy. I will check out some of the info you recommended when i begin the work.

Thanks for the help.
Scott


Re: FS; Two NIB MDC/Roundhouse HOn3 C-21/25's

Mike Conder
 

Yes, I designed a replacement steam chest for my CESCO Shapeways shop.  I added more detail than the MDC or original PATCO steam chests.  I priced out basically at cost because the Shapeways shipping cost is so high.  This will allows the boiler to be lowered by approximately 1/8".

But don't forget that you have to do other work to let the boiler. You need to grind out some of the inside of the boiler to keep clearance for the original motor (not sure about the newer kids with can motors ... I don't have one to check).  Also, the can needs to be lowered and trimmed a bit too, basically reworking the holes for the tang at the end of the chassis ... hard to describe but pretty obvious when you look at it. 

Mike Conder
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Mike Conder


Re: Passenger Car Roofs

Mike Conder
 

Thanks Randy!

There's a photo in Myrick's "RR of Arizona Vol. 3" that shows a wrecked Porter 36" 2-6-0 that was built in 1883 that definitely shows a canvas roof over a wood can roof.  Pretty neat, and I always wondered if Baldwin had a similar design. 

Mike Conder

On Wed, May 12, 2021 at 3:32 PM Randy Hees <randyhees@...> wrote:
The earliest RPO's seem to have canvas over wood...   Early Baldwin practice was metal cab roofs, including Eureka...

Randy Hees

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Mike Conder


Re: Colorado Southern freight car

Andrew Keplinger
 

Oops forgot the pictures 


On Wed, May 12, 2021, 6:29 PM Andrew Keplinger via groups.io <akep1963=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
For sale 15.00 +5.00 shipping. no trucks or couplers.
Contact me off line akep1963@... 


Colorado Southern freight car

Andrew Keplinger
 

For sale 15.00 +5.00 shipping. no trucks or couplers.
Contact me off line akep1963@... 


Re: Passenger Car Roofs

Randy Hees
 

The earliest RPO's seem to have canvas over wood...   Early Baldwin practice was metal cab roofs, including Eureka...

Randy Hees

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