Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Ye Old X29 and the X29 Challenge Car (UNCLASSIFIED)


arved_grass
 

Huh? I have a F&C X29B on my workbench right now. What's the challenge? Other than all the molding flash issues at the bottom edge of the car. Got out my surface plate and put a sheet of sand paper on it trying to level the bottom. There are some voids in the casting there, as well. Going to need to rebuild the bottom edge, as by the time the side was sanded down to eliminate the flash and voids, the sill was too short to hide the underframe properly. Not real happy, but not much of a challenge to ACC a strip to the bottom, cut out the side reinforcements, and add some Archer rivets where the flash had attached itself to the side of the sill. Above the sill, the kit looks pretty good to me. Ignorance is bliss?

I also picked up an X29C. I didn't realize there were only 6 of them until I got home from Cocoa Beach. Since I don't want to model odd-balls, I may sell this one off. Haven't decided yet. At least I was smart enough to avoid the X29D. As those rebuilds started in 1954, they'd be too new for my 1953 target modeling date. But I came -><- close to making that mistake.

Arved Grass
Arved_Grass@yahoo.com or Arved@I-Do-Photography.com
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Fri, 1/16/15, 'Gatwood, Elden SAW' elden.j.gatwood@usace.army.mil [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [STMFC] Ye Old X29 and the X29 Challenge Car (UNCLASSIFIED)
To: "STMFC@yahoogroups.com" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:45 PM


 









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Caveats: NONE





And if that isn't enough X29 for you, there are several
additional TKM articles on X29 rebuilds, one of which should
eventually be (wait for it), the X29B "Challenge
Car"....for which NO ONE IS BRAVE ENOUGH to take on and
complete, as yet!





Yes, the gauntlet has been thrown down! Consider your faces
slapped with a leather glove!





For those of you that believe you are brave enough to take
on the "Challenge", give me your personal e-mail,
and I will send the photo. If you are the cowardly type,
don't bother asking!





Elden Gatwood











-----Original Message-----


From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]


Sent: Friday, January 16, 2015 12:35 PM


To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com


Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [STMFC] Ye Old X29











The Keystone Modeler Index shows:





Articles on modeling:


(Read in 5 columns, Subject, Type, Scale, Issue, Page)


X29 Boxcar – Des Plaines Hobbies
.................................................. Resin Kit
.................. O............ 9.......... 15


Correction
...............................................................................................................
............ 10.......... 9


X29 Boxcar Part 3 – Train-Miniature/Walthers
................................Plastic kit
.................HO.......... 11......... 37


Supplement
.............................................................................................................
............ 12.......... 9


Supplement
.............................................................................................................
............ 68.......... 8


X29 Boxcar Part 4 – Red Caboose
...................................................Plastic
kit .................HO.......... 12......... 39


X29 Boxcar Part 5 – Decals
..............................................................................................
All.......... 13......... 45


Supplement
.............................................................................................................
............ 14.......... 6


X29 Merchandise Service Boxcars
...................................................................................
All.......... 15......... 47


P.I.: roster, photos


Supplement
.............................................................................................................
............ 21.......... 9


X29 List of available
models.................................................................All
...................... All.......... 12......... 40


Supplement
.............................................................................................................
............ 13.......... 7





Prototype:


(read in 3 columns, Subject, Issue, Page)


X29 boxcars – Part 1 – Brief history, roster, detail
variations, lettering, photos.....................
............. 8........... 9


X29 express boxcars – Part 2 –Brief history, roster,
detail variations, lettering, photos ........9 ...........
10


X29B boxcars – Part 3 – Brief history, roster, detail
variations, lettering, photos...................
............ 37......... 21





All the issues are available on CD from the PRRT&HS. $15
for members, $45 for non-members. Guess I'm going to
have to become a member, if for no other reason than the
economics of buying the CDs. Membership is (minimum) $35/yr,
so if you buy more than one CD, the membership is paid by
the discount. To get everything related to the X29, I'm
going to need CDs 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6. Might as well get all 8
and have the full set.





Ben Hom's articles are in the August and September 2004
Mainline Modeler.





Ted Cullota covered the X29 in his Essential Freight Car
series (#35 and #36) in the January and February 2007 RMC





Richard Hendrickson covered the X29 in....





OK, 34 articles listed for X29 in the Trains index:


http://trc.trains.com/Train%20Magazine%20Index.aspx?view=SearchResults&q=X29





And another 21 pages of articles if you incorrectly add the
dash between X and 29:


http://trc.trains.com/Train%20Magazine%20Index.aspx?view=SearchResults&q=X-29





I've got a lot of reading to catch up on. :-(





Arved Grass


Arved_Grass@yahoo.com or Arved@I-Do-Photography.com


Fleming Island, Florida





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On Fri, 1/16/15, tgregmrtn@aol.com [STMFC]
<STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:





Subject: Re: [STMFC] Ye Old X29


To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com


Date: Friday, January 16, 2015, 10:45 AM








Guys,





Ben Hom authored an incredible article in Mainline


Modeler and The Keystone


Modeler released together, but don't ask me the date,


Ben can tell you.





Greg Martin





Eventually all things merge into one and


a river runs through


it.


Norman Maclean








In a message dated 1/16/2015 7:41:57 A.M. Pacific


Standard Time,


STMFC@yahoogroups.com writes:














Arved:








I shared


your confusion about


the various RC X29 offerings. I haven't had much


luck finding the


out-of-print RPCs, but Ted's two articles in RMC (Jan


and Feb 2007) were


extremely helpful to me. These are pretty easy to


score: eBay, or


Paul Gibson has them at railpub.com I believe.











Dave


Parker


Riverside,


CA












































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