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Re: Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette back issues

Ken Ziebarth
 

Doug:
Did you sell these? 

Group:
I have the complete run, from initial issue.
Do you think $1per issue is a good valuation?
For a complete set from initial issue to now?
What might shipping cost? 
--
Ken Ziebarth
Boulder, CO

Re: Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette back issues

Darryl Huffman
 

Ken wrote:

Group:
I have the complete run, from initial issue.
Do you think $1per issue is a good valuation?
For a complete set from initial issue to now?
What might shipping cost? 
-- 
Ken Ziebarth
Boulder, CO

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Ken,

Having sold a couple of complete sets I know how to ship them.

You cannot legally send them as Media Mail.

26 or 27 issues will fit into one Medium Priority Mail Flat Rate box.

You can go to the post office website and print the labels at home and arrange for the post office to pick them up (free) at your front door.

That is how I have shipped them in the USA.

No practical way to mail them internationally.

Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@...

You can follow my model building career on my blog at:

http://ghosttownmodels.blogspot.com

and

www.GhostTownModels.com

Remember, without closets, model manufacturers would never be profitable.




Blackstone Passenger Coaches for Sale

Lanny Allbaugh
 

Selling extra D&RGW Open Platform Passenger Coaches I bought several years ago. New in box from 1st Run - all painted pullman green.  #284, #318, #320, & Unlettered.  I am asking $100 each plus shipping or $360 for all four shipping included to lower 48.  Contact:  lrallbaugh AT iCloud DOT com

Re: F&CC Passenger Cars

Randy Hees
 


Mike,

The F&CC cars were built by AC&F in their St Charles Missouri plant but painted in “Pullman Color”.   “Pullman Color” (later “Old Pullman Color”) was a well known and understood color for passenger cars at that time.  As noted, in Feb 1900, after these cars were built Pullman changed to a new dark olive color…   Sometimes known as “New Pullman Color”, later as “Pullman Green”.)  I am suspicious that earlier (1870’s ) that Pullman had an earlier redder color, sometimes described as “Chocolate” sometimes as “Plum”…

 

Randy Hees

A Trip on the EBT

Russ Norris
 

Check out the You Tube videos using my new Polaroid Cube camera mounted on the tender of a Hallmark brass EBT mike.  There are two videos -- one a view over the top of the engine and the other looking back on a line of empty hoppers.  Enjoy.


Re: A Trip on the EBT

Ric Case
 

Russ you have a great railroad. 
You have utilized your space to the fullest. When you get a chance can you send me some over view shots of your Orbisonia and where you are going to install your mines! 
As with mine you have represented the feeling of being on the broad top!
Happy railroading! 
Running buss wires for the branch line! Just ran out of light grey wire! I should have held onto a couple more rolls! Thought I was done! Lol.


On Jan 5, 2019, at 6:10 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:

Check out the You Tube videos using my new Polaroid Cube camera mounted on the tender of a Hallmark brass EBT mike.  There are two videos -- one a view over the top of the engine and the other looking back on a line of empty hoppers.  Enjoy.


Re: A Trip on the EBTi

Russ Norris
 

Thanks for the nice words, Ric.  As for the mines, the empty pink space on the left coming out of Robertsdale is the space where I plan to install the strip mine.  On the right coming out of Robertsdale is where mine #1 will go.  Ron has sent me lots of info on building the mine tipple.  It's amazing how much you can squeeze into a small space.  The room where the.layout is located is 20x20, or 400 square feet.  But the layout is more like 17x13, or a little over 200 square feet!  

Russ



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...>
Date: 1/5/19 7:06 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBT

Russ you have a great railroad. 
You have utilized your space to the fullest. When you get a chance can you send me some over view shots of your Orbisonia and where you are going to install your mines! 
As with mine you have represented the feeling of being on the broad top!
Happy railroading! 
Running buss wires for the branch line! Just ran out of light grey wire! I should have held onto a couple more rolls! Thought I was done! Lol.


On Jan 5, 2019, at 6:10 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:

Check out the You Tube videos using my new Polaroid Cube camera mounted on the tender of a Hallmark brass EBT mike.  There are two videos -- one a view over the top of the engine and the other looking back on a line of empty hoppers.  Enjoy.


Re: A Trip on the EBTi

lloyd lehrer
 

Very nice ride along. I found rear facing much more scenic for some reason. 

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019, 4:23 PM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@... wrote:
Thanks for the nice words, Ric.  As for the mines, the empty pink space on the left coming out of Robertsdale is the space where I plan to install the strip mine.  On the right coming out of Robertsdale is where mine #1 will go.  Ron has sent me lots of info on building the mine tipple.  It's amazing how much you can squeeze into a small space.  The room where the.layout is located is 20x20, or 400 square feet.  But the layout is more like 17x13, or a little over 200 square feet!  

Russ



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...>
Date: 1/5/19 7:06 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBT

Russ you have a great railroad. 
You have utilized your space to the fullest. When you get a chance can you send me some over view shots of your Orbisonia and where you are going to install your mines! 
As with mine you have represented the feeling of being on the broad top!
Happy railroading! 
Running buss wires for the branch line! Just ran out of light grey wire! I should have held onto a couple more rolls! Thought I was done! Lol.


On Jan 5, 2019, at 6:10 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:

Check out the You Tube videos using my new Polaroid Cube camera mounted on the tender of a Hallmark brass EBT mike.  There are two videos -- one a view over the top of the engine and the other looking back on a line of empty hoppers.  Enjoy.



--
lloyd lehrer

Re: A Trip on the EBTi

Russ Norris
 

Me too!



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...>
Date: 1/5/19 8:02 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBTi

Very nice ride along. I found rear facing much more scenic for some reason. 

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019, 4:23 PM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@... wrote:
Thanks for the nice words, Ric.  As for the mines, the empty pink space on the left coming out of Robertsdale is the space where I plan to install the strip mine.  On the right coming out of Robertsdale is where mine #1 will go.  Ron has sent me lots of info on building the mine tipple.  It's amazing how much you can squeeze into a small space.  The room where the.layout is located is 20x20, or 400 square feet.  But the layout is more like 17x13, or a little over 200 square feet!  

Russ



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...>
Date: 1/5/19 7:06 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBT

Russ you have a great railroad. 
You have utilized your space to the fullest. When you get a chance can you send me some over view shots of your Orbisonia and where you are going to install your mines! 
As with mine you have represented the feeling of being on the broad top!
Happy railroading! 
Running buss wires for the branch line! Just ran out of light grey wire! I should have held onto a couple more rolls! Thought I was done! Lol.


On Jan 5, 2019, at 6:10 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:

Check out the You Tube videos using my new Polaroid Cube camera mounted on the tender of a Hallmark brass EBT mike.  There are two videos -- one a view over the top of the engine and the other looking back on a line of empty hoppers.  Enjoy.



--
lloyd lehrer

Re: A Trip on the EBTi

gnorwood6 gnorwood6
 

Russ,
Nice work on your layout. I agree, the rear view seemed to be better than the front view.
Very realistic animation of that one over scale figure.
The EBT has a lot going for it.
Regards,
Gary



------ Original Message ------
From: "Russ Norris" <rbnorrisjr@...>
To: HOn3@groups.io
Sent: Sunday, 6 Jan, 2019 At 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBTi

Me too!



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: lloyd lehrer <lloydlehrer@...>
Date: 1/5/19  8:02 PM  (GMT-05:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBTi

Very nice ride along. I found rear facing much more scenic for some reason. 

lloyd lehrer, (310)951-9097

On Sat, Jan 5, 2019, 4:23 PM Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@... wrote:
Thanks for the nice words, Ric.  As for the mines, the empty pink space on the left coming out of Robertsdale is the space where I plan to install the strip mine.  On the right coming out of Robertsdale is where mine #1 will go.  Ron has sent me lots of info on building the mine tipple.  It's amazing how much you can squeeze into a small space.  The room where the.layout is located is 20x20, or 400 square feet.  But the layout is more like 17x13, or a little over 200 square feet!  

Russ



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Ric Case <ebtmodeler@...>
Date: 1/5/19  7:06 PM  (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBT

Russ you have a great railroad. 
You have utilized your space to the fullest. When you get a chance can you send me some over view shots of your Orbisonia and where you are going to install your mines! 
As with mine you have represented the feeling of being on the broad top!
Happy railroading! 
Running buss wires for the branch line! Just ran out of light grey wire! I should have held onto a couple more rolls! Thought I was done! Lol.


On Jan 5, 2019, at 6:10 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:

Check out the You Tube videos using my new Polaroid Cube camera mounted on the tender of a Hallmark brass EBT mike.  There are two videos -- one a view over the top of the engine and the other looking back on a line of empty hoppers.  Enjoy.


   
 


--
lloyd lehrer      

Re: A Trip on the EBT

rckwallaby
 

Fabulous views and modelling Russ.

Well done.

Guess you’ve got a couple of those Blackstone hoppers there eh?

What’s your split between Blackstone, Quality Craft and Brass hoppers?

 

Cheers

 

Phil Morrow

 

 

From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Russ Norris
Sent: Sunday, 6 January 2019 9:10 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBT

 

Check out the You Tube videos using my new Polaroid Cube camera mounted on the tender of a Hallmark brass EBT mike.  There are two videos -- one a view over the top of the engine and the other looking back on a line of empty hoppers.  Enjoy.

Re: A Trip on the EBT

Russ Norris
 

Thanks for the nice words, Phil.  All the hoppers in the train are Blackstone.  I don't know if I could pull a 16 car train up my 2% grades if they weren't as free rolling.  I might have a brass hopper somewhere, but I have a bunch of the C&BT plastic ones that I use mostly in the yards for scenery.  Never built a QC wood one.

Russ



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: rckwallaby <pmo77304@...>
Date: 1/6/19 1:02 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBT

Fabulous views and modelling Russ.

Well done.

Guess you’ve got a couple of those Blackstone hoppers there eh?

What’s your split between Blackstone, Quality Craft and Brass hoppers?

 

Cheers

 

Phil Morrow

 

 

From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Russ Norris
Sent: Sunday, 6 January 2019 9:10 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: [HOn3] A Trip on the EBT

 

Check out the You Tube videos using my new Polaroid Cube camera mounted on the tender of a Hallmark brass EBT mike.  There are two videos -- one a view over the top of the engine and the other looking back on a line of empty hoppers.  Enjoy.

NG truck identification

Mike Conder
 

I attach a crop of a photo of a 3' narrow gauge truck used on an Arizona line circa 1880-1900.  I need help identifying it, and also in figuring out who may actually make such an item in our scale/gauge.

Anybody recognize this?

Mike Conder

Re: NG truck identification

Randy Hees
 

Is this Magma Arizona as a narrow gauge line?  If so this might be a  Kilbourn & Jacobs gondola with folding sides... and the truck would be of their design.  What I see is consistent with those cars.

Randy Hees


On Sun, Jan 6, 2019 at 3:57 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
I attach a crop of a photo of a 3' narrow gauge truck used on an Arizona line circa 1880-1900.  I need help identifying it, and also in figuring out who may actually make such an item in our scale/gauge.

Anybody recognize this?

Mike Conder

Re: NG truck identification

Doc
 

Magma Arizona was built as a 3 foot line.  Standard gauged in 1923.

doc

Re: NG truck identification

Mike Conder
 

No, it was the Arizona & New Mexico Ry in the Clifton-Morenci Mining District.  Some of these cars went to the Morenci Southern when the A&NM standard-gauged circa 1903.

Could these be some sort of Thielsen trucks?

Mike Conder

Re: A Trip on the EBT

Mike Conder
 

I've built one QC Models hopper, and all I have to say about it is that I'm sure glad for the Blackstone hoppers!  And I'm not talking about the trucks, either ...

Mike Conder

Re: A Trip on the EBT

Russ Norris
 

Amen to that!  😁

On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 8:18 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
I've built one QC Models hopper, and all I have to say about it is that I'm sure glad for the Blackstone hoppers!  And I'm not talking about the trucks, either ...

Mike Conder

Re: NG truck identification

Randy Hees
 

Those are not Thielsen trucks... they are a simple rigid motion (no transom beams, wood or steel) arch bar with inside hug brakes

Myrick notes the cars on the A&NM were 2nd hand flat cars from the C&NW lines and 12 dump cars from Litchfield car & Machine of St Louis...  I strongly suspect there were more cars added later.

These look like the trucks used by Kilbourne & Jacobs on their wood framed hinged sided gondolas...  as does the car...

If I was building a model of one of these in HOn3  I might use the Mcleod 501 trucks as found at http://www.foothillmodelworks.com/MLWestern.html


Randy Hees




Re: A Trip on the EBT

Ric Case
 

It is a great disappointment that BS is not making any more of the 
Vulcan trucks! I have 75 of the hopper cars and 100 sets of the trucks mounted on my kit bashed hoppers and other rolling stock!
Tried to order another 25 pair with no luck! I still need to build fifteen more box cars and flats for the railroad.
No more to come due to the lack of purchase in a timely manner! The old adage of supply and rotation of stock for funds!
At least they were able to give us a quality ready to run hopper and great trucks once.
I also bought 50 of the D&RGW rolling stock to try to get them to produce other products for the EBT.
One can only hope for a new locomotive for the EBT!
Ric Case 
EBT modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
513-375-7694


On Jan 7, 2019, at 8:47 PM, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:

Amen to that!  😁

On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 8:18 PM Mike Conder <vulturenest1@...> wrote:
I've built one QC Models hopper, and all I have to say about it is that I'm sure glad for the Blackstone hoppers!  And I'm not talking about the trucks, either ...

Mike Conder