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Death of Dave Garcia

lloyd lehrer
 

Unhappy to report that Dave Garcia passed away today. He had been hospitalized due to the COVID and passed due to complications. For those of you who may not have known Dave he was a wizard at fixing and fine tuning brass engines and a great teller of tales on all things railroad and military. The model railroad community and his many friends will miss him greatly.

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

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lloyd lehrer


Re: HO Structure Kits for Sale

Ted Wilton
 

The Rico engine house and the Ridgway roundhouse kits are also spoken for.

TED


Re: HO Structure Kits for Sale

John Short
 

Ted,

By the way, please let me know where to send the check!

Thanks,

John Short
1220 Grandview Peaks Drive
Nebo, NC 28761

On Monday, July 13, 2020, 02:12:38 PM EDT, Ted Wilton <twilton@...> wrote:


Finally recognizing that I will never have the space for all the structure kits I have accumulated, I have the following for sale:

  • CC Crow first-run [#86 in his "Limited-Run"] RGS Ridgway Roundhouse kit [does NOT include either the Goose stalls or the office building]: $175.00;
  • Rocky Mountain Model Works RGS Rico Engine House: $175.00;
  • Anvil Mountain Silverton Railway/Silverton Northern Freight and Ticket Office: $90.00;
  • Narrow Gauge Colorado Dolores Flour Mill: $90.00;
  • Rusty Stumps IOOF Hall: $75.00;
  • Banta Models Rico, Colorado Pro Patria Mill: $375.00;
  • Western Scale Models Jamison Creek Power Plant: $60.00.  
All are unbuilt and in their original boxes. I'll charge $15 for FedEx shipment [except for the Jamison Creek kit -$10.00]. Either personal check or money order, no PayPal. Contact me with any questions  you might have.

Ted Wilton: twilton@...


Re: HO Structure Kits for Sale

Mike Williams
 

Ted-

I will take the Ridgway roundhouse.  Let me know where to send the check. Thanks!

Mike Williams 
3156 Davey Court
Aurora, IL 60503

On Jul 13, 2020, at 4:11 PM, Ted Wilton <twilton@...> wrote:

The Western Scale Models Jamison power plant kit is spoken for,

TED


Re: HO Structure Kits for Sale

John Short
 

Ted,

I will take the Rico engine house in HO scale.

John Short

On Monday, July 13, 2020, 02:12:38 PM EDT, Ted Wilton <twilton@...> wrote:


Finally recognizing that I will never have the space for all the structure kits I have accumulated, I have the following for sale:

  • CC Crow first-run [#86 in his "Limited-Run"] RGS Ridgway Roundhouse kit [does NOT include either the Goose stalls or the office building]: $175.00;
  • Rocky Mountain Model Works RGS Rico Engine House: $175.00;
  • Anvil Mountain Silverton Railway/Silverton Northern Freight and Ticket Office: $90.00;
  • Narrow Gauge Colorado Dolores Flour Mill: $90.00;
  • Rusty Stumps IOOF Hall: $75.00;
  • Banta Models Rico, Colorado Pro Patria Mill: $375.00;
  • Western Scale Models Jamison Creek Power Plant: $60.00.  
All are unbuilt and in their original boxes. I'll charge $15 for FedEx shipment [except for the Jamison Creek kit -$10.00]. Either personal check or money order, no PayPal. Contact me with any questions  you might have.

Ted Wilton: twilton@...


Re: HO Structure Kits for Sale

Ted Wilton
 

The Western Scale Models Jamison power plant kit is spoken for,

TED


Narrow gauge annuals for sale

John
 

I've got 4 hon3 annuals for sale. 2009, 2011,2012 and 2013. All four for $50 which includes shipping to the lower 48.
Also 6 Narrow Gauge annuals (2006,7,10,12,13) for $75 which includes shipping to the lower 48.
John Peckham
Torrance, Calif


HO Structure Kits for Sale

Ted Wilton
 

Finally recognizing that I will never have the space for all the structure kits I have accumulated, I have the following for sale:

  • CC Crow first-run [#86 in his "Limited-Run"] RGS Ridgway Roundhouse kit [does NOT include either the Goose stalls or the office building]: $175.00;
  • Rocky Mountain Model Works RGS Rico Engine House: $175.00;
  • Anvil Mountain Silverton Railway/Silverton Northern Freight and Ticket Office: $90.00;
  • Narrow Gauge Colorado Dolores Flour Mill: $90.00;
  • Rusty Stumps IOOF Hall: $75.00;
  • Banta Models Rico, Colorado Pro Patria Mill: $375.00;
  • Western Scale Models Jamison Creek Power Plant: $60.00.  
All are unbuilt and in their original boxes. I'll charge $15 for FedEx shipment [except for the Jamison Creek kit -$10.00]. Either personal check or money order, no PayPal. Contact me with any questions  you might have.

Ted Wilton: twilton@...


Re: conoco tank cars

Brian Kopp
 

I mentioned I hadn't used the decals for the conoco cars yet but I did test one on a gloss black piece of plastic. See attached. Not perfect but ok. Scale the photo on the screen so it is about 3" across to get an idea of how it looks full size. That makes the edge scalloping less noticeable.
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Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


Re: newer period conoco decals

lloyd lehrer
 

Iif any body is getting some white ones made, put me down for  at least 6 cars.

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 11:08 AM lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...> wrote:
Thanks, didnt know about that.

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 11:03 AM Brian Kopp <kc5lpa1@...> wrote:
Hi LLoyd, hope you are doing well and staying safe.

Microscale also makes a product called "Liquid Decal Film" that is a brush on product recommended for strengthening old decals before you use them.

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Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


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lloyd lehrer


Re: decal printing

lloyd lehrer
 

Thanks, didnt know about that.

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 11:03 AM Brian Kopp <kc5lpa1@...> wrote:
Hi LLoyd, hope you are doing well and staying safe.

Microscale also makes a product called "Liquid Decal Film" that is a brush on product recommended for strengthening old decals before you use them.

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Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


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lloyd lehrer


Re: decal printing

Brian Kopp
 

Hi LLoyd, hope you are doing well and staying safe.

Microscale also makes a product called "Liquid Decal Film" that is a brush on product recommended for strengthening old decals before you use them.

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Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


Re: decal printing

lloyd lehrer
 

Lasers use powder and are heat fused onto the paper surface. If the decals are from old stock, I always spray it twice with a clear fixative spray (dull coat or testor's or big spray can of mat clear spray to help hold the cracked pieces together for the soak and transfer.

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 5:46 AM <Climax@...> wrote:
What keeps the lazer ink from running when you soak it in water to free the decal film?
Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: "kevin b via groups.io"
Sent: Jul 12, 2020 8:11 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] conoco tank cars


Hi Kevin,
The short answer is yes if you don't need to print white lettering or real high resolution. A color (or black only) laser printer can take decal paper and print on it like any other paper.

thank you Brian for the reply.

ok, so, OF COURSE I do not have a laser printer.
and, you guessed it, I want the lettering in White.

ok, now for me to discuss this all with a friend of mine who is a computer guy.
 (I am not)
once I run this all past him and see if he thinks we can get  white ink and decal paper, dry transfer paper maybe? and so on, we'll give it a shot on an inkjet and i'll let you know how it goes.
(it will most likely be a while)
thanks again.
Kevin.






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lloyd lehrer


Re: conoco tank cars

Mick Moignard
 

 Dave

Varnish it after printing...

Mick

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Re: conoco tank cars

Brian Kopp
 

Laser printer ink is not water soluble (unlike most inkjet ink). In fact it's mostly plastic powder (with a couple of market exceptions). Once its "baked" onto the decal paper by the laser printer its good to go.

In fact they make waterproof laser printer paper that works with your regular laser printer too!

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Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


Re: conoco tank cars

Climax@...
 

What keeps the lazer ink from running when you soak it in water to free the decal film?
Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: "kevin b via groups.io"
Sent: Jul 12, 2020 8:11 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] conoco tank cars


Hi Kevin,
The short answer is yes if you don't need to print white lettering or real high resolution. A color (or black only) laser printer can take decal paper and print on it like any other paper.

thank you Brian for the reply.

ok, so, OF COURSE I do not have a laser printer.
and, you guessed it, I want the lettering in White.

ok, now for me to discuss this all with a friend of mine who is a computer guy.
 (I am not)
once I run this all past him and see if he thinks we can get  white ink and decal paper, dry transfer paper maybe? and so on, we'll give it a shot on an inkjet and i'll let you know how it goes.
(it will most likely be a while)
thanks again.
Kevin.






Re: conoco tank cars

kevin b
 


Hi Kevin,
The short answer is yes if you don't need to print white lettering or real high resolution. A color (or black only) laser printer can take decal paper and print on it like any other paper.

thank you Brian for the reply.

ok, so, OF COURSE I do not have a laser printer.
and, you guessed it, I want the lettering in White.

ok, now for me to discuss this all with a friend of mine who is a computer guy.
 (I am not)
once I run this all past him and see if he thinks we can get  white ink and decal paper, dry transfer paper maybe? and so on, we'll give it a shot on an inkjet and i'll let you know how it goes.
(it will most likely be a while)
thanks again.
Kevin.






Re: Blackstone C19 paint colors

Climax@...
 

You will never comnpletely match the paint.  If your going to do that much modification and paint you migh as well do a complete repaint on the modified boiler.

-----Original Message-----
From: George Pierson
Sent: Jul 11, 2020 10:56 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] Blackstone C19 paint colors

Hi, all,

I have an unlettered Blackstone C19 that came with a deep green boiler and silvered smokebox.  I plan to extend the smokebox so can anyone recommend a hobby paint that is a good match for the existing smokebox paint?  Likewise can anyone recommend a hobby paint match for the deep green of the boiler?

Thanks,

George Pierson


Re: conoco tank cars

Dale Buxton
 

The trucks under the "Wide Frame" CONOCO cars came from the by then defunct Ingoldsby dump bottom gons. These were 4' 8" arch bar trucks. Hobby lore has it that this just happened to be the truck that  Kadee patterned their HOn3 4' 8" trucks after. 

Dale Buxton

On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 7:26 PM Don Bergman <DBRenegade@...> wrote:
Bob V. asked....

Have any of you modeled the CONOCO tanks using the MDC "old timer" 30 foot models? Not a perfection type thing but a reasonable representation? Grandts volume iv has some nice photos and a drawing of the wide frame type. What type trucks were they ?
 

Yes, I have several in a string of tank cars and although those familiar with them will note a slight difference most visitors see them the same as a Blackstone!  The CONOCO is slightly lower, dome appears smaller. Height is the same.  If you are looking for a low cost nice looking tank car I say go for it.   Picked mine up for $4.95.  

Don Bergman


Re: conoco tank cars

Brian Kopp
 

Hi Kevin,
The short answer is yes if you don't need to print white lettering or real high resolution. A color (or black only) laser printer can take decal paper and print on it like any other paper.
The resolution won't be any better than that of your laser printer though. I buy the paper on ebay where you can search "laser decal paper".

Now if you need higher resolution than your laser printer provides or you need white lettering then you consider using the services of a decal printing business. For small decals like those for model railroading many services use decal printers like those from Alps that can print white ink. You can see the printers at alps-printers.com. I don't think they are manufactured anymore since they want Windows XP on the host machine. The price is not consumer grade....

The good news for HOn3 is that the decals are so small that a PDF file is good enough to give to the printing service. If the decals are any larger then the printer will typically want Illustrator or CorelDRAW files or some other higher-end format. I  work in CorelDRAW for challenging designs and Visio for everything else.

The printing services advertise in MR and the Gazette. 

I am avoiding discussing whether DIY inkjet printing with white ink is worth trying. I just don't know anything about it and have not seen a lot of discussions and articles suggesting (as we say in Florida) that the juice is worth the squeeze.

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Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL

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