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by Richard-B
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RP Cyc 35
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: RP Cyc 35 (GCR '37 AAR) & others

They were last seen in China. I think that is the fate of damaged GCR Fowler box car molds... originally done by the late Joel Beurling for GCR, NOT the '37 AAR car molds, which were in a shop in Southern California. Terry has worked onto the reefer car tooling. Word was... He had 'started' them, j...
by Richard-B
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RP Cyc 35
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: RP Cyc 35 (GCR '37 AAR)

It's a pity that the Gold Coast Steel Box Cars injection molds have been lost. "Lost" is -so- pejorative... <<sigh>> We know WHERE they were... We know WHO had access to them after Terry Wegmann's (the mold maker's) passing... It's just that no one can determine what the disposition was... An examp...
by Richard-B
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RP Cyc 35
Replies: 9
Views: 186

Re: RP Cyc 35

Have you finished it yet? I've made it to page 6... 'Standardization of Subsystems' !!! Page 1 starts with the 1878 Master Car Builders (MCB) convention... this is a DEEP dive into boxcar history. The first 182 pages are a design and technical overview... including the different ends, roofs, trucks...
by Richard-B
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RP Cyc 35
Replies: 9
Views: 186

RP Cyc 35

Just received what is immediately one of the BEST books in my freight car library! It is the newly released Railway Prototype Cyclopedia 35 , covering the 1937 AAR box cars. This volume is a MONSTER... 385 pages, 3-1/4 lbs (1.43kg), and covers nearly everything about the development and production o...
by Richard-B
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Leipzig 2020 - Cancelled
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Leipzig 2020 - Cancelled

The HUGE Model Hobby Show at the Leipzig Messe has been cancelled for 2020. <sigh> That means I most probably will NOT be going over to Budapest in the fall... even if it would be possible. https://www.modell-hobby-spiel.de/de +++ Die modell-hobby-spiel 2020 findet nicht statt +++ Die modell-hobby-s...
by Richard-B
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2020 Shows in Greater Vancouver
Replies: 31
Views: 2130

Re: 2020 Shows in Greater Vancouver

We don't intend on doing that. Forget the US exists "...we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, ..., shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Some politician ...
by Richard-B
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Lionel conversions
Replies: 167
Views: 14462

Re: Lionel conversions

Why is the capacitor incompatible with DCC? The R/C (resistor/capacitor) network is a noise filter... to prevent motor brush arcing from interfering with nearby electronics (TV, Radio, etc...) These were routinely applied in Europe... and apparently not mandated in the US. While intended to filter ...
by Richard-B
Fri May 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: About The Board
Topic: Back on Board!!!
Replies: 85
Views: 3996

Back on Board!!!

Alex

Thanks for your efforts in rehabilitating TTnut...
Things are strangely familiar... yet subtly different!

Excelsior Onward and Upward!
by Richard-B
Fri May 22, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A little sad news..
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: A little sad news..

areibel wrote:Nelson Kennedy passed away on May 19.
Nelson's efforts raised the bar for our small TT community. Thanks to Al Reibel for working with Nelson to bring out the GP38-2 for the 'TT Scale Society'...

Nelson's memory lives in resin shells running on TT rails...
by Richard-B
Tue May 19, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Jan & Bjørn, what's new?
Replies: 23
Views: 2052

Re: Jan & Bjørn, what's new?

j p wrote:Rock Island 40' Fowler boxcar.
NOT a foobie!!!
RI-45840
RI-45840

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