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Re: URTX/Milwaukee Road Reefer General Arrangement Drawings

Dave Nelson
 

Ed, do you know if anyone has a comprehensive list of what drawings they hold?  I have the folio drawings, an outstanding book on their passenger cars (the cover says it’s from the Milwaukee Shops) but normally come up short for more detailed drawings on their cars.

Dave Nelson

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ed Hawkins

 

Scott,

Check with the Milwaukee Public Library, who received a substantial collection of builder photos & technical data from the railroad. 

Regards,

Ed Hawkins


Re: URTX/Milwaukee Road Reefer General Arrangement Drawings

Scott
 

Oh oh😅   Back to Ebay!

Scott McDonald 


Re: Barkley Better Boxes

Steve SANDIFER
 

Yes they are. They have tables reserved for the Greater Houston Train Show in 2 weeks.  Stafford Center, August 14.

Contact him at mbarkley@...

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Michels
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:12 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Barkley Better Boxes

 

Is the company still in business?  I really like the storage system. If not, is there a good substitute?  Jerry Michels


Re: URTX/Milwaukee Road Reefer General Arrangement Drawings

Tim O'Connor
 


uh... not  Model Railroader
.........  Model Railroading !!


On 7/28/2021 7:18 PM, Scott wrote:
Thanks for the replies.  I got the RP Cyc and Model Railroader ordered and on the way.  Thank you for the clear photo Tim.  Do you have any of this car painted for the other lessors that used it by chance?

Thanks again
Scott McDonald 

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Articles: Linde Box/Tank Cars

Ed Mims
 

Thanks to all for the advice. I'll try the Microscale decal film and check K4. Stan's decals looked good. Now I wish I had bought some.

Ed Mims 


Barkley Better Boxes

Jerry Michels
 

Is the company still in business?  I really like the storage system. If not, is there a good substitute?  Jerry Michels


Re: URTX/Milwaukee Road Reefer General Arrangement Drawings

Scott
 

Thanks for the replies.  I got the RP Cyc and Model Railroader ordered and on the way.  Thank you for the clear photo Tim.  Do you have any of this car painted for the other lessors that used it by chance?

Thanks again
Scott McDonald 


Re: Articles: Linde Box/Tank Cars

Tim O'Connor
 


Stan made a couple of very good Linde decal sets. Maybe someone knows what happened to his artwork?

Tim O'Connor


On 7/28/2021 8:18 AM, Chuck Cover wrote:

Ed,

 

Have you tried Microscale Liquid Decal film over the decals before applying?  I have had great luck using that product, especially on old decals.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Articles: Linde Box/Tank Cars

O Fenton Wells
 

Check K4 decals they may have them


On Jul 28, 2021, at 8:18 AM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:



Ed,

 

Have you tried Microscale Liquid Decal film over the decals before applying?  I have had great luck using that product, especially on old decals.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM


Resin Car Works at the St Louis RPM

Eric Hansmann
 

Resin Car Works will be selling kits at the St Louis RPM. More details in the latest blog post.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/st-louis-rpm-2021/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy


Re: Articles: Linde Box/Tank Cars

Chuck Cover
 

Ed,

 

Have you tried Microscale Liquid Decal film over the decals before applying?  I have had great luck using that product, especially on old decals.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM


Re: Articles: Linde Box/Tank Cars

Ed Mims
 

Are Linde decals available? I've tried using MicroScale's but they are now too old. Even clear coating does not help.

Ed Mims
Jacksonville, FL


Re: InterMountain HO Scale Two-Bay Hoppers (Re-Release)-now Why Aren't There Production Kits?

Ed Hawkins
 

STMFC,
Following up on the NAHX 1958 cu. ft. cars and Bob’s question about a prototype source, attached is a photo of NAHX 30518 that was the basis for the InterMountain model 48643. Frank Hodina brought the photo to my attention as long ago as 2011, at which time when IM was receptive to produce the model using their 70-ton 1958 cu. ft. model. The photo was published in July 1990 Railfan & Railroad magazine. Thanks to Frank who supplied the attached scan to share with the STMFC.


In subsequent STMFC discussion it was noted that the 5 cars series NAHX 30514-30518 were leased to Pacific Coast Borax. A Pullman-Standard builder photo of NAHX 30514 painted gray & black was published in Edward S. Kaminski’s book Pullman-Standard Freight Cars, 1900-1960 (Signature Press, 2007). This photo lacked having the top of the sides with the “20 Mule Team” graphics. 

It’s presently undetermined if 30518 was the only car in the series decorated with yellow paint and the “20 Mule Team” graphic with light blue background. The answer probably lies in the P-S Contract file for lot 8117 that should be in the Pullman Library’s collection.

As an addendum, the “20 Mule Team” graphic was also applied to at least one PS-2 covered hopper car NAHX 31067, built 4-54, built by Pullman-Standard in lot 8173 in series NAHX 31000-31099. The photo taken by George Sisk at Kansas City, Mo., soon after the car was built had information that the car was painted gray and black, written on the back of this print I purchased. 

So based on this information there were at least two cars with the “20 Mule Team” graphics but of different colors. 
Regards,
Ed Hawkins










Re: InterMountain HO Scale Two-Bay Hoppers (Re-Release)-now Why Aren't There Production Kits?

Charlie Vlk
 

He also got the DimiTrains N Scale kits for cars and structures.   Reportedly he has a N Scale caboose that is inside jammed tooling that should be torched apart to see what’s inside and if it can be repaired.
I’ve mentioned this to Don in person and via emails every so often over the last few decades but so far he hasn’t acted.  N Scale could use a Gould-level caboose even if its prototype duplicates a car already on the market.
Charlie Vlk


On Jul 27, 2021, at 12:31 PM, Dennis Storzek <dennis@...> wrote:

On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 06:18 AM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI wrote:
Most of the cars kits (if not all) came from Gould many years ago.
If I recall Correctly (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong) Gould did the 40' flatcar, USRA tankcar, steam wrecker, and most of the PFE reefer, which was not finished when Tichy purchased the line, Don finished the reefer and did the USRA twin hopper, the panel side version, the USRA single sheathed boxcar, the steel rebuild of the boxcar, a war emergency gondola, and the coaling tower. Tichy's better tool making ability freed him from the constraints that led Bill Gould to do the tankcar with the four course tank that turned out to have never been built by USRA.

At some point Don severed his association with the large molding firm, and lost access to that shop. For a number of years he's done "small mold" work, He's done lots of custom doors and windows for the laser cut building kit manufacturers.

Dennis Storzek


Re: InterMountain HO Scale Two-Bay Hoppers (Re-Release)-now Why Aren't There Production Kits?

lrkdbn
 

I think we all ought to think about what sort of businesses we support with our hobby dollars. Yes, the Chinese can make some nice models. But their predatory behavior, both in our hobby and in the larger world should not be supported as It is to the long term detriment of our hobby and overall way of life.I have thought this for many years,and have a strict No-China policy in my hobby purchases.
Laurance King


Re: InterMountain HO Scale Two-Bay Hoppers (Re-Release)-now Why Aren't There Production Kits?

Dennis Storzek
 

On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 06:18 AM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI wrote:
Most of the cars kits (if not all) came from Gould many years ago.
If I recall Correctly (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong) Gould did the 40' flatcar, USRA tankcar, steam wrecker, and most of the PFE reefer, which was not finished when Tichy purchased the line, Don finished the reefer and did the USRA twin hopper, the panel side version, the USRA single sheathed boxcar, the steel rebuild of the boxcar, a war emergency gondola, and the coaling tower. Tichy's better tool making ability freed him from the constraints that led Bill Gould to do the tankcar with the four course tank that turned out to have never been built by USRA.

At some point Don severed his association with the large molding firm, and lost access to that shop. For a number of years he's done "small mold" work, He's done lots of custom doors and windows for the laser cut building kit manufacturers.

Dennis Storzek


Articles: Linde Box/Tank Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Articles: Linde Box/Tank Cars

Two illustrated articles from the July 1993 the RailModel Journal:

http://magazine.trainlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/rmj_199307.pdf

Articles begin on Pages 12 and 48.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Wabash 88200-88699 Series Photos

Nelson Moyer
 

Thanks for the links, Ray. Those photos are the 82000 series rebuilds, not the 88200-88699 series cars built by ACF in 1948, but they are helpful for color. The only 88200series car on rrpicturearchives.net is 88803, and it’s not a very good picture for modeling purposes.

 

Nelson Moyer

 


Re: Wabash 88200-88699 Series Photos

Ray Hutchison
 


Re: InterMountain HO Scale Two-Bay Hoppers (Re-Release)-now Why Aren't There Production Kits?

 

Have they produced anything new lately? Besides decals, signs, etc., that is. I don’t believe so. Most of the cars kits (if not all) came from Gould many years ago.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of "Chris Sawicki via groups.io" <casawicki2@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Monday, July 26, 2021 at 9:51 PM
To: "main@realstmfc.groups.io" <main@realstmfc.groups.io>, "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] InterMountain HO Scale Two-Bay Hoppers (Re-Release)-now Why Aren't There Production Kits?

 

Tichy's expertise in injection molding shows in their kits (and still available).

 

Chris Sawicki 

 

On Monday, July 26, 2021, 09:14:03 PM CDT, Dennis Storzek <dennis@...> wrote:

 

 

Sam Clarke's comments on Kadee reminded me of another way North American model railroad manufacturers were organized. When Tichy Train Group was building big tools, complete car kits and the coaling tower, Don was a partner in a major custom injection molder. Such multi press shops typically have rather complete tool shops, so they can recover quickly from crashes and other major disasters. The rest of the time they do routine maintenance on the customer's molds, and if they have time left over... it's hard to sell, because few paying customers will stand for having their project delayed for weeks because the toolshop had to revert to their primary purpose and recondition a mold they have the contract to run. This was the perfect deal for a model railroad manufacturer, because it really doesn't matter if it takes 8 weeks or 20 weeks to complete a mold, the market demand won't go stale.

This wasn't all that unusual, I recall being told that Train Miniature of Illinois (the second owner) was basically the same deal. I've seen some of the TMI tooling, and the blanked out pockets made it clear that the mold bases had been reclaimed from other projects.

Dennis Storzek

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