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Dinosaurs at The Depot - San Leandro, CA (SF Bay Area)

New Haven Joe ·
The San Leandro Historical Railway Society, is hosting a “Dinosaurs at The Depot” train show this Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM on both days. The address 1302 Orchard Ave. San Leandro in Thrasher Park. The club's HO and G&O displays will be overrun with dinosaurs and the trains will be hauling these big beasts. We hope that you can join us for this fun event. More information is available at the club’s website: SLHRS.org NH Joe
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What doesn't Super Glue stick to

dobermann ·
I read somewhere that you should superglue things together on glass since CA doesn't stick to glass. I don't find that to be true I have some wooden buildings to assemble and want to reinforce the insides with stripwood and CA instead of wood glue since i painted both sides to help prevent warping. What can i put under the walls that the CA won't stick to if it bleeds thru? It's a nice thought that I use some kind of applicator that puts a minuscule drop of glue down but I don't. I've tried...
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TTOS SP Division Meet

GIO ·
Sunday, October 25 in Anaheim, CA Location: Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave. Time: 11AM - 2PM Cost: $5.00 family admission, FREE parking   See the calendar for complete details.
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Lionel Smithsonian Car repair?

tplee ·
Anyone know how or have a source to repair the baffles on the Lionel Scale Smithsonian 2 rail passenger cars.  The rubber has deteriorated on one of my cars that has been in storage for years.  Does anyone know if this is generally what...
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Flashback No. 3 – Golden Spike 125 Prologue, ‘City of Los Angeles’ Steam-and-Diesel Excursion, Las Vegas to Greater L.A.; May 14, 1994

Mellow Hudson Mike ·
All the hype surrounding the Golden Spike 150th got me thinking about the many rail-related events our family has been able to attend over the last 30 years, and realizing that the memories from them are fading. Film and videotape taken at the time, and meant to prevent this from happening, are getting old themselves. I thought that this might be a good time to set our memories in stone before they were lost, and to provide forum followers a little entertainment in the process. This posting...
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Re: Visit the LCCA at WGHOT - Sacramento, CA

Farmboy ·
I'm sorry but I couldn't resist! I'm looking forward to meeting you guys!
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Re: Visit the LCCA at WGHOT - Sacramento, CA

Farmboy ·
Gentlemen, its Sacramento, the capitol of our dysfunctional state. One might want to list where the event is going to happen, Cal Expo perhaps? the new world of acronyms means nothing to an outsider. What is WGHOT? Just a suggestion. Respectfully yours Farmboy President BUSDC :}
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Re: Visit the LCCA at WGHOT - Sacramento, CA

LCCA6758 ·
Farmboy, corrected my spelling - still learning 5th grade geography. Also added some meat to the discription - although more info is available on the posted link. Must confirm exact location and will post - Thanks for the suggestions - Hope you can make the show and stop at the LCCA booth!
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Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

tplee ·
Is anyone else concerned that we might never see the rest of the CA Zephyr set.  Has anyone heard about other cars that Atlas is planning.  I fear they just might abandon the project.  Others thoughts?
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Re: Lionel Smithsonian Car repair?

pennsyk4 ·
Can you post a picture of the damaged diaphragm?
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Re: Lionel Smithsonian Car repair?

tplee ·
Photos added. Thanks for looking Charlie & Simon. Know any sources for parts? Buzz
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Re: Lionel Smithsonian Car repair?

tplee ·
Thanks for the lead, I will contact them tomorrow. Buzz
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Re: Lionel Smithsonian Car repair?

CentralFan1976 ·
Have you thought about modeling the door open, possibly with a railfan or conductor/porter there? This gives you a unique oppurtunity to make lemonade from lemons... thanks, Mario
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Re: Lionel Smithsonian Car repair?

tplee ·
Thanks for the comments. As mentioned both Lionel and Fine Arts were of no help today. Fine Arts suggested using silicone flashing from a window shop, it must be thin they said. I have also called an old source that Lionel had given me years ago. The name I had was Bill Zabo 136 Pershing Ave Carteret NJ 07008 His phone no longer works but the internet says he still lives there. I will write him a note over the next several days. If anyone else knows him let us knows. I will let you all know...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

AGHRMatt ·
Best bet would be to contact Atlas.
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

drgwdavid ·
Originally Posted by tplee: Is anyone else concerned that we might never see the rest of the CA Zephyr set. Has anyone heard about other cars that Atlas is planning. I fear they just might abandon the project. Others thoughts? I was talking to the dealer I get my Atlas O from and he mentioned that the observation car will be the next announcement. They realize that customers are getting impatient and wanting to run something resembling a train. We shall see.
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

Rocky Mountaineer ·
Personally, I do not like when the importers choose this approach of announcing/producing individual passenger cars over a period of years. I've tolerated it with Lionel's Polar Express (scale cars), but that's been my sole exception. I much prefer when an entire "set" is offered... at least a 4- or 5-pack WITH observation so a short train can be run. The overseas manufacturing relationships are too precarious right now to risk purchasing one car at a time. But if you want the CZ from Atlas,...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

Hot Water ·
The Atlas scale length passenger situation is a "darned if you do and darned if you don't" scenario. In Atlas O's defense, they thought they were doing the right thing by spreading out the delivery of an expensive passenger train set, so that potential customers could then afford to purchase the whole set, spread-out over 2 or 3 years. Little did Atlas know that the manufacturer would "throw them out of their factory" due to the Bachman "expansion". On the other side of the coin, Sunset/3rd...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

Jerry Kimble ·
We're in the process of shipping the second run of the 10/6 Sleeper and the Dome chair Coach along with having just finished taking orders for the Diner and 16 Section Sleeper. Advanced pre-production photographs of these two cars can be found on our Facebook page. Atlas is committed to the completion of the California Zephyr train and we’ll have additional important announcements shortly that will be communicated through our retailers and on our website, so stick with us as it’s going to be...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

Scrapiron Scher ·
Jerry Kimble, I have all of the previously released cars and I agree with all of the comments above. I love the cars but I am unhappy with the Atlas O approach. For goodness sakes, give us the observation for the end of the train before you add more variations of sleepers and coaches.
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

dkdkrd ·
Well, also in defense of Atlas as a company trying to make a reasonable return-on-investment (a.k.a., "profit"....hissssssssssssss ), the dies/tooling for these babies do not qualify under 'chump change'. If you want the accuracy of proper contours, window arrangements, interiors, etc., etc., blah, blah, then EACH one of the body styles is different, or heavily modified, tooling. Based on the market size...predicted, now demonstrated...and the economy...oh, wait, there's nothing wrong there!
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

Hot Water ·
Originally Posted by dkdkrd: We must've picked the wrong train to model. Let's pull the plug on this one and go to the Super Chief! I hear tell you can sell ANYTHING in Santa Fe, Warbonnet, name and colors!' KD Good post, KD! However, it looks like Golden Gate Depot may have beaten Atlas to the punch on the Santa Fe Super Chief. Alternatives could be, the high level Santa Fe El Capatian, or ANY of the Union Pacific "City of" train sets, with their unique car sides & window patterns.
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

drgwdavid ·
Originally Posted by dkdkrd: Well, also in defense of Atlas as a company trying to make a reasonable return-on-investment (a.k.a., "profit"....hissssssssssssss ), the dies/tooling for these babies do not qualify under 'chump change'. If you want the accuracy of proper contours, window arrangements, interiors, etc., etc., blah, blah, then EACH one of the body styles is different, or heavily modified, tooling. Based on the market size...predicted, now demonstrated...and the economy...oh, wait,...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

drgwdavid ·
Originally Posted by Hot Water: Originally Posted by dkdkrd: We must've picked the wrong train to model. Let's pull the plug on this one and go to the Super Chief! I hear tell you can sell ANYTHING in Santa Fe, Warbonnet, name and colors!' KD Good post, KD! However, it looks like Golden Gate Depot may have beaten Atlas to the punch on the Santa Fe Super Chief. Alternatives could be, the high level Santa Fe El Capatian, or ANY of the Union Pacific "City of" train sets, with their unique car...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

drgwdavid ·
Originally Posted by RockyMountaineer: Personally, I do not like when the importers choose this approach of announcing/producing individual passenger cars over a period of years. I've tolerated it with Lionel's Polar Express (scale cars), but that's been my sole exception. I much prefer when an entire "set" is offered... at least a 4- or 5-pack WITH observation so a short train can be run. The overseas manufacturing relationships are too precarious right now to risk purchasing one car at a...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

David Johnston ·
An observation car with out a dome is not the California Zephyr!
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

J Daddy ·
I am really looking forward to the next release. I have 2 dome cars and the sleeper. they are fantastic, and I recommend anyone building a layout purchase one of these, their long wheel bases, small wheel flanges, and scale car lengths will tell all. The only thing that looks odd is the blinds appear to be mounted on the outside of the windows and there are no people inside. I will wait for the cars and I hope the rear observation car is next, not many people can fork out over a 800 dollars...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

Hot Water ·
Originally Posted by J Daddy: The only thing that looks odd is the blinds appear to be mounted on the outside of the windows and there are no people inside. Atlas already offered replacement window strips with the blinds correctly located on the INSIDE. All you have to to is slide the old, incorrect, wind strips out and slide the new replacements in. Suggest you contact Mr. Kimble at Atlas, and he'll probably send you some.
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

marker ·
In case you missed it, the diner and the conductor's dome are next! Very important for a CZ set, especially the diner.
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

hibar ·
Originally Posted by drgwdavid: Originally Posted by Hot Water: Originally Posted by dkdkrd: We must've picked the wrong train to model. Let's pull the plug on this one and go to the Super Chief! I hear tell you can sell ANYTHING in Santa Fe, Warbonnet, name and colors!' KD Good post, KD! However, it looks like Golden Gate Depot may have beaten Atlas to the punch on the Santa Fe Super Chief. Alternatives could be, the high level Santa Fe El Capatian, or ANY of the Union Pacific "City of"...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

J Daddy ·
Thanks Hotwater I will inquire. When are orders going in for the diner car? and who is taking them? No local hobby shop out here. Thanks!
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

drgwdavid ·
Originally Posted by J Daddy: Thanks Hotwater I will inquire. When are orders going in for the diner car? and who is taking them? No local hobby shop out here. Thanks! www.jdstrains.com www.publicdeliverytrack.com
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

Mister_Lee ·
At the risk of hijacking this thread, I do hope that somebody comes out with a decent 60 foot RPO, whether it's John Santa Fe's or somebody else's. One of the things about three-rail that irritates me is that even where the prototype had decent short cars available and condensation wasn't necessary, the toy train makers chose to make toy-like models of baggage and RPO cars. The Santa Fe's streamlined RPOs did good service on the Santa Fe, and some ran for a while afterwards on the New Haven...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

dkdkrd ·
Originally Posted by J Daddy: When are orders going in for the diner car? and who is taking them? No local hobby shop out here. Au contraire... Rider's Hobby Shop of Flint and/or Grand Rapids, Meeeeshigan, are both pleased to take advance orders for ALL manufacturer's products...including Atlas O. In Flint, ask for Mike, Ken, Cheryl, Terry, Gary, Jack, Phil, Neil, ...et al..., of the Trains Dept.. In Grand Rapids, ask for Bill and his crew in the Trains Dept.. The CZ Dining Car...all 3 CZ...
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Re: Atlas O CZ, Mail, Baggage, observation, etc, Cars

The Portland Rose ·
Here is the link explaining how to get started on replacing the window strips on the first sets of the Atlas California Zephyr cars: http://www.atlasrr.com/news/ca...lacement-windows.htm
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

J Daddy ·
I know being in the automotive industry super glue does NOT stick to poly propylene... I believe other materials include Teflon, Delrin, and high density poly ethylene,
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

aussteve ·
I would use a plastic film product like a ziploc bag. Usually plastic products that feel kind of oily on the surface might work well also. Something that has a plastic surface similar to tupperware. I use a ziploc bag to mix two part epoxy. After the unused epoxy hardens, I just bend the plastic and peel off the epoxy. CA is different from epoxy, but that might work for you. A teflon coated surface is another possibility.
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

C W Burfle ·
It's a nice thought that I use some kind of applicator that puts a minuscule drop of glue down but I don't. I've tried using a pin or toothpick and even those little detail brushes from Microbrush . Try using a modified sewing needle. Take a sewing needle. and grind away the eye end until just the top of the eye is open. Then you have a "U" shaped channel at the end that will hold glue or whatever. There are an assortment of needle sizes, each having its own sized eye. As an aside, I thought...
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

mwb ·
It will stick to glass if you are excessive in amounts of CA being used, but a scalpel blade or single blade razor will pop it loose. Been working on glass for decades... Will not stick to polypropylene or polyethylene (transiently), Delrin, Teflon (of most sorts...), and probably other polymeric surfaces; you can always just use that old stand-by - waxed paper.
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

mowingman ·
I have had pretty good luck using plain old kitchen-type wax paper. It sometimes sticks, but the wax paper can be peeled right off
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

dobermann ·
Seems I'm always excessive with it even though I know better. Gotta put that BIG drop on every inch
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

dobermann ·
Silicone baking sheet ? 1
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

jcovert ·
U can get teflon craft / baking sheets on amazon. Many other sources as well
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

mwb ·
It is good that you know better - more CA does not make it work better.
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

Mixed Freight ·
Whenever using CA, seems like half the time it will stick everything else in sight together EXCEPT the joint I'm trying to glue.
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

Adriatic ·
Tin foil with the non-stick coating on one side? The brass strips for the corner brackets in a Ye Ole Huff n Puff woodside kit wouldn't take Super glue (Gorilla green gel, & Duco liquid) no matter what I did. Sanding, acetone, lacquer thinner, enamel thinner, spirits; nothing. And CA is a good example of why you should use a full word somewhere preceding initials like that. I just figured out last year that CA was the chemical initials for super glue/ krazy glue. We always called Contact...
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

Jim 1939 ·
I have found the CAs are very over rated. They actually work good on a few things but are worthless on many others.
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Re: What doesn't Super Glue stick to

MaxSouthOz ·
If you prepare the surfaces of your joint with polyolefin primer, cyanoacrylate will stick well in many other applications. Loctite make a polyolefin primer, called Loctite 770.
 
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