Re: SP C-30-1 caboose questions


Norm Buckhart
 

they seem to be pretty backed up - their turnaround time is 6 weeks after we add the clear and I haven’t gotten it back yet for that - so figure mid-August

On Jun 27, 2016, at 2:49 PM, Ted Waterhouse ted_waterhouse@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Thanks Norm. Any estimate as to how soon? Ted
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On Mon, 6/27/16, Norm Buckhart norm@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] SP C-30-1 caboose questions
To: STMFC@...
Date: Monday, June 27, 2016, 1:07 PM


 









just a note to let everyone know that
Protocraft’s HO decal line will soon have it’s SP
Caboose decal set available in HO
you can see the O scale one at http://www.protocraft.com/category.cfm?Categoryid=26
there are a number of HO SP decal
sets available
norm
buckhart
On Jun 27, 2016, at 12:09 PM, Ted
Waterhouse ted_waterhouse@...
[STMFC] <STMFC@...>
wrote:
Hey all, I haven't been on
the site in ages but have recently been working on an
American Models Southern Pacific C-30-1 caboose kit. Coming
along great but a few questions have come up that I'm
hoping some of you prototype experts may be able to
answer. 
First off, looking at Tony Thompson's SP
Freight Car Vol 2, there's a photo of underbody brake
rigging (P 123), noting the complexity of the rig. Does
anyone know if a drawing or diagram - or even a brake
rigging kit that would allow me to model the brake rigging
accurately?
Then, on the same page, a shot
of the roof refers to the black roof cement. The black and
white photo is difficult to asses as far as color. Would one
assume then that the color of roof would be black even
though SP cars were nominally over-all freight-car red? Was
the roofing compound actually painted?
I'm thinking of using the Kadee Bettendorf
caboose trucks that are available with electrical contacts
as I'm planning to add a Blackstone/Soundtraxx lighting
unit in the roof (yeah I know cabeese weren't really lit
all that much but I'll turn the brightness down).
American Models suggests Bettendorf as being the closest
available in appearance even though the class actually was
mostly fitted with Vulcans at this time. There are Vulcan
trucks out there I guess but not caboose w/leaf springs. Any
thoughts on this?
And can anyone suggest the
most appropriate currently available decal set for a C-30-1
circa early 1950s? nothing from Microscale I see and of
course the Champ sets suggested in the kit are long gone.
Oh yeah and finally, does anyone know if the
possible existence of records showing caboose assignments on
various branches of the SP in early 50s? I'm
particularly interested in the Jawbone (Lone Pine) branch,
the Ojai and the Santa Paula and would love to find out what
cabooses were on these runs - not to mention locomotives. So
many train shots of the era show the front end but not the
rear end of a train!

Thanks
for any info.! Ted Waterhouse, San Luis Obispo











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