Thank you Tom, I'm glad to see that someone on this list is not only
paying attention, but . . . . What was the question again?
On Thu, 14 Dec 2000 00:35:55 -0700 "Gail & Tom Madden"
The local RPA wrote:Thats a cop-out if I ever heard one. Remind me not to buy any of yourWhat is the easiest way to model fingerprints on the inside of grabClaim your trainmen always wore gloves and forget about it.
p____r car kits. Oh, that's right, you never made any. Okay, I'll wait
for the tank car underframes.
I have photographs that show knot holes. All I want to know is what wasWhat size were the knot holes in the decks of USRA flat cars stillinservice in the 40s?There were not holes in the decks, except those made by knails.
the recommended size of them. Is that too much to ask?
Let me rephrase that question: What size were the pivot pins used withWhat size were the pivot pins on 1920s era coupler knuckles?A meaningless question. The pivot pins were not "on" the coupler
1920s era coupler knuckles?
That's a part of my question. If I knew the answer to that I could lookWhat was the wall thickness of the piping used in the AB brakesadded toPRR X-29 boxcars in 1948?Schedule 40 or Schedule 80?
it up in my Funk and Wagnells.
Tom, I think you made that name up. I'm glad I didn't say Murphy end orWhat was the relative strength of Youngstown ends vs Dreadnaughtends vsDespatch Shop ends vs Pullman PS-1 ends, with complete structuralI'll have to look that up. I believe the testing was done by Mighty
you'd give me some name like Murphy Chowderhead. But thanks for taking
the time to look it up for me. I will be anxiously awaiting your reply.
Finally, a real answer. Thank you. But do you have an address? I'dWhere did the pigments come from that were used in making the greenpainton EJ&E box cars?Joliet. Or Elgin.
like to pick some up next time I'm in Joliet for a box car I'm building
from scratch. Or is that scratching to build? I always forget.
I guess you had to have more seniority to work on K brakes.How old were the pipe fitters who added the AB brakes to that PRRX-29 in 1948?
And I suppose there were very few explorers then too. But you didn'tWhat RRs box cars were used to ship Firestone tires in the 30s?Did they blow out then too?
answer the first part of the question.
What was the temperature of the crushed ices used in SFRD reefersin the 20s? 30s? Were the cars shaken or stirred?
In the 20s it varied - I believe it was a cube function. In 1933But this time you didn't answer the third part of the question.
Yes.How were the light bulb packed in those GE covered hoppers?You mean the ones that lit whenever a hatch was lifted?
Yeah, like the same way I came in?What railroads box cars had the fuzziest wood siding?The Santa Fe had a one-of reefer that was kind of fluffy. Otherwise,
Good to be on a list with you again, Byron!Tom, you can call me BS. And you're welcome.
Mike, this is another one of the posts you can remove from the archives!
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