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Re: Deland FL train show this Saturday?

Brian Kopp
 

Deland FL Train Show this Saturday:
Volusia County Fairgrounds
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/68th-florida-model-train-show-and-sale-tickets-60875573479

Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL

D&RGW Reefers

Wes Garcia
 

I am looking for some input. I am planning to use Badger Model-flex paint 16-62 D&RGW yellow. Would this be a good match for the 30' reefer? I will be using roof brown for the ends and roof. Thank you in advance for your feedback. 


Wes

FS: Blackstone Coach 280

bassb04011
 

Offering here before eBay.
Blackstone Coach #280. I’m not the original owner but doesn’t look like it’s been run. Box has a little shelf worn but car is in great shape. Marker lights and wipers are still in their bag.
Asking $90 + $12 shipping in US via insured USPS Priority Mail.
PayPal preferred.
Please respond off list if interested.
Thanks
Brian Bass
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Victor...Micro Trains on the Way Paul

Sam Urrate
 

Paul I put your Victor Micro Trains car in the mail yesterday.  It is priority mail so it should arrive tomorrow.  I hope you enjoy the car.  All I ask is that sometime you aid another model railroader with a need.  I didn't have your email so I wanted to notify you of the shipment.  

Sam

Looking for Alamosa Car Shop water car kit

Doug Boudakian
 

Looking for a Alamosa car Shop water service car kit. Please contact me off the list.
Doug Boudakian

Re: D&RGW Reefers

Art D3
 

D&RGW yellow will work if you want a little darker yellow. Blackstone's reefers are standard reefer yellow which is probably accurate, but a little on the light side for my taste.

Also, you're using roof brown on the ends and roof and not box car red?
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Art Dutra
Meriden, CT

Re: D&RGW Reefers

Wes Garcia
 

Hi Art;

 

Did not know that it should be boxcar red. I will go order some box car red. I think I will go with the Model-flex. Thanks for the information.

 

Wes

 

From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> On Behalf Of Art D3
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:27 AM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] D&RGW Reefers

 

D&RGW yellow will work if you want a little darker yellow. Blackstone's reefers are standard reefer yellow which is probably accurate, but a little on the light side for my taste.

Also, you're using roof brown on the ends and roof and not box car red?
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Art Dutra
Meriden, CT

Re: D&RGW Reefers

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Art,

The yellow that Blackstone used was based on paint chips from D&RGW Reefers 39 and 54. 39 and 54 were two sides of a storage unit so that each car had one side exposed to the elements and the other totally protected by an overall roof. They'd stood like that for years until the DRHS bought them. We restoed one (39) which is now at Silverton while the other is being used for storage. We gave Blackstone the opportunity to take paint samples from both which is what they based their paint on. But mountain UV can play havoc with tints. Be that as it may Sloan has a slightly different take on it all and it's worth refering to him though it asks more questions than it answers. That said an orange (with a hint of yellow) sided car with tuscan frames and box car red ends and roof could look neat.
And I agree that the roof and ends are standard box car red.

Mark K
Oxon England.

build of Tom Yorke's Pool Hall and Bordello, the original 1980 version

Darryl Huffman
 

I am posting my build of the original HO Tom Yorke Pool Hall and Bordello from 1980.

The build is being posted on Railroad Line Forums.

Here is the link:

Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@...

My blog, Ghost Town Models, can be seen here:






Re: D&RGW Reefers

Art D3
 

Thanks Mark. I recalled the story about the reefers being restored, but the details were fuzzy enough that I didn't want to go into detail. I would also say that the yellow not only oxidized in the sun, but road dirt and grim had a big impact on the appearance of such a light color quickly.

Similarly, I remember reading somewhere, but can't recall where or who mentioned it that when 268 was given her bumblebee paint scheme for the World's Fair the yellow was described by a D&RGW employee as being painted "school bus" yellow. It would be interesting to find a paint formula for 1940-50 school bus yellow and see if that is indeed what was used.

Railroads tended to be frugal and very standardized. If your entire fleet of box cars, flat cars, and gondolas are paint box car red, why would you have to stock a different color for the ends and roofs of your reefers? Most color variation is due to the manual mixing capabilities of the era, perhaps different (and cheaper) paint suppliers,  sun fading, and dirt.

I have also been curious as to how the D&RGW selected the MOW gray paint. Could it have been a manufacturer's surplus lot? It certainly looks like a naval color, could it have been that the railroad found a large quantity of light gray paint from a supplier or military surplus at a very good price? Being that it was intended for non-revenue equipment I can't imagine that the company "bean counters" would have wanted to pay a lot for that paint.
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Art Dutra
Meriden, CT

Re: New addition to RR building Now 20x46 feet

Steve Hatch
 
Edited

here's the last stem wall. the 3rd one.
pic.

http://www.railwayeng.com/9030railroad/pics/footing6.jpg

time to build some sticks together.   Just a big 1:1 kit.
Steve Hatch

Re: New addition to RR building Now 20x46 feet

Ric Case
 

Steve any chance you could post the drawings for the addition and track plans!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Jul 11, 2019, at 1:56 PM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

here's the last stem wall. the 3rd one.
pic.

http://www.railwayeng.com/9030railroad/pics/footing6.jpg

time to build some sticks together.   Just a big 1:1 kit.
Steve Hatch

Re: New Kadee HOn3 coupler

hiroechan
 

if the new #705's behave like their cousins the #158's, they will indeed reduce the bounce significantly. 

I also bet the #705's will couple with Sergents directly, without needing to pick cars up to do it by hand.

--Drew McCann


On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 2:05 AM Mark Kasprowicz <marowicz@...> wrote:
I wonder if the new design eliminates ' 714 coupler bounce'!

Mark K
Oxon England.

Re: Victor...Micro Trains on the Way Paul

Paul Sturtz
 

Sam,  it arrived today and thanks very much!  I will definitely be helping a local young narrow gauge modeler in the same spirit you assisted me.  still have those diesels?
Paul
apa_208@...

Re: New addition to RR building Now 20x46 feet

Steve Hatch
 

  Yes Ric I'll do that.   Take a couple days to get it all together.  I'll post them then.
The drawings are too large to use my copier. 
-Steve Hatch

Re: New addition to RR building Now 20x46 feet

Dave Trimble
 

Steve,

To post a copy of a large drawing or print, take it outside, lay it flat to get good, even lighting from the sun and take a photo.

Then post the photo.

Dave

Re: New addition to RR building Now 20x46 feet

Ric Case
 

Steve that will be great!
I model the EBT which is supported by the Pennsylvania which I could use another complete basement for that part of the world.
My EBT covers most of the 1800 square feet so I really don’t have room for alot of the standard gauge.
Sometime when you get to Cincinnati drop a line and stop by!

Ric Case 
EBT Modeler 
Hamilton Ohio 
1-513-375-7694

On Jul 11, 2019, at 7:55 PM, Steve Hatch <hatch@...> wrote:

  Yes Ric I'll do that.   Take a couple days to get it all together.  I'll post them then.
The drawings are too large to use my copier. 
-Steve Hatch

Re: Victor...Micro Trains on the Way Paul

Sam Urrate
 

Yes I still have the diesels and they are still a treasure.  I hope this package arrived safely.  I told you I had just opened the package to view the “assembly needed.” Last night while doing some cleanup I found the instructions for assembly.  If you need them I will mail them ASAP.  We are in the hurricane/tropical storm area but we are high so there is no flood danger just high winds and rain.  The layout will be unplugged later today to prevent any lightning damage.  I thought your name was familiar but I didn’t make the exact association. Small world among us narrow gaugers.

Re: Victor...Micro Trains on the Way Paul

Paul Sturtz
 

ASAP isn't necessary, Sam, when ever you get around to it is fine.Paul

Jeffrey Phillips of Evergreen, Co. Please get in touch with LocoDoc (719)530-1496

roundbell@...
 

Your charge card has Expired and I need to send your order.     Wayne


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Sturtz <apa_208@...>
To: HOn3 <HOn3@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jul 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Subject: Re: [HOn3] Victor...Micro Trains on the Way Paul

ASAP isn't necessary, Sam, when ever you get around to it is fine.Paul