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Re: SAL F-6

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks Clark, some day I would like to meet you. Maybe in Cocoa some time.
Fenton
On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Clark and Eileen <cepropst@q.com> wrote:

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Fenton finished his Chad Boas SAL flat car and sent me a very nice photo.
No good deed goes unpunished, so I added it to the "Flat car project" file.
Jeff's right on the ball and OKed the M&StL photo already, so hopefully
Fenton's photo will be up soon also.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa






--
Fenton Wells
3047 Creek Run
Sanford NC 27332
919-499-5545
srrfan1401@gmail.com


Re: Odd Uses for Abandoned Cars

Derrick Brashear <shadow@...>
 

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Steve <stvvallee@yahoo.com> wrote:

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Dear Group...

I spotted this tidbit on page 133 in the October, 1937 issue of Railroad
Magazine:

In August section of "On The Spot" (a department of Railroad Magazine) was
a request for information about odd uses for abandoned cars. At Port Royal,
Pa., is a Tuscarora Valley narrow-gage boxcar used as a home. At Huntingdon,
Pa., the Pennsy has turned a boxcar into a clubhouse. during the St.
Patrick's day flood in 1936 the Pennsy dumped a lot of old hopper cars over
the bank near Johnstown, Pa., to keep the river from undermining the
track.---PAUL E. WESTBROOK, JR., 3336 broad Ave., Altoona, Pa.

Here is my question. Does anyone out there know where this hopper dumping
took place and is those hoppers are still there?

There are pictures in one of the books I have. I'm not there, but my
recollection is it was just compass east of where Parkhill Rd and 2nd St in
East Conemaugh, PA, are, along the west/north bank of the Little Conemaugh.

I don't recall seeing them while on Amtrak but nor can I tell you I looked
hard.

--
Derrick


SAL F-6

Clark Propst
 

Fenton finished his Chad Boas SAL flat car and sent me a very nice photo. No good deed goes unpunished, so I added it to the "Flat car project" file. Jeff's right on the ball and OKed the M&StL photo already, so hopefully Fenton's photo will be up soon also.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Odd Uses for Abandoned Cars

Joel Holmes <lehighvalley@...>
 

Likewise, the Lehigh Valley dumped quite a few old coal hoppers in the
Lehigh River in the Lehigh Gorge during one of the high water floods
sometime in the 50's. I do not recall the exact date or storm, but I
think it was in the 50's.

Joel Holmes

Repairing a washout after a big flood in 1927, the Rutland used 28 wooden
boxcars as riprap near East Clarendon, Vermont. See Nimke, "Rutland", vol
3, p 11.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Steve Vallee wrote:
I spotted this tidbit on page 133 in the October, 1937 issue of
Railroad Magazine:
. . . during the St. Patrick's day flood in 1936 the Pennsy dumped a
lot of old hopper cars over the bank near Johnstown, Pa., to keep
the river from undermining the track.
SP did this kind of thing several times along the Eel River in
northern California, especially around the heavy floods of 1961 and
1968, and many of the steel GS gons used are still there (with bent
frames, etc.). I saw some of them a few years back. But I'm not sure
this qualifies as an "odd" use.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Odd Uses for Abandoned Cars

al_brown03
 

Repairing a washout after a big flood in 1927, the Rutland used 28 wooden boxcars as riprap near East Clarendon, Vermont. See Nimke, "Rutland", vol 3, p 11.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Steve Vallee wrote:
I spotted this tidbit on page 133 in the October, 1937 issue of
Railroad Magazine:
. . . during the St. Patrick's day flood in 1936 the Pennsy dumped a
lot of old hopper cars over the bank near Johnstown, Pa., to keep
the river from undermining the track.
SP did this kind of thing several times along the Eel River in
northern California, especially around the heavy floods of 1961 and
1968, and many of the steel GS gons used are still there (with bent
frames, etc.). I saw some of them a few years back. But I'm not sure
this qualifies as an "odd" use.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Odd Uses for Abandoned Cars

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Steve Vallee wrote:
I spotted this tidbit on page 133 in the October, 1937 issue of Railroad Magazine:
. . . during the St. Patrick's day flood in 1936 the Pennsy dumped a lot of old hopper cars over the bank near Johnstown, Pa., to keep the river from undermining the track.
SP did this kind of thing several times along the Eel River in northern California, especially around the heavy floods of 1961 and 1968, and many of the steel GS gons used are still there (with bent frames, etc.). I saw some of them a few years back. But I'm not sure this qualifies as an "odd" use.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Odd Uses for Abandoned Cars

Steve Vallee
 

Dear Group...

I spotted this tidbit on page 133 in the October, 1937 issue of Railroad Magazine:


In August section of "On The Spot" (a department of Railroad Magazine) was a request for information about odd uses for abandoned cars. At Port Royal, Pa., is a Tuscarora Valley narrow-gage boxcar used as a home. At Huntingdon, Pa., the Pennsy has turned a boxcar into a clubhouse. during the St. Patrick's day flood in 1936 the Pennsy dumped a lot of old hopper cars over the bank near Johnstown, Pa., to keep the river from undermining the track.---PAUL E. WESTBROOK, JR., 3336 broad Ave., Altoona, Pa.

Here is my question. Does anyone out there know where this hopper dumping took place and is those hoppers are still there?

Steve Vallee


Re: rebar (was wire reels/spools)

Richard Remiarz
 

For the SAL gondola I used the #11411 load and shortened it to fit the car.

http://www.jwdpremiumproducts.com/servlet/Detail?no=457

Rich Remiarz

To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: timboconnor@comcast.net
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 04:55:02 -0400
Subject: [STMFC] Re: rebar (was wire reels/spools)


I don't see anything specifically listed as "rebar" -- there is
a "steel rods" load (80 rods, about 20' long). Is that what you guys
are using for rebar?

Tim O'Connor

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Paul Lyons wrote:
I have never heard of Duha, but immediately knew there stuff looked
familiar when I went to the web site. This must be there American
outlet www.smokeymountainminiatures.com.
I have a bought a lot of stuff from these folks. Nice, but pricey!
Interesting if someone else is now carrying Duha. As recently
as last winter, the Duha web pages identified JWD as their U.S.
outlet. Maybe Smokey Mountain is getting stuff via JWD. I agree that
the stuff isn't cheap, but several of the loads are quite nice.

Tony Thompson


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M&StL flat car

Clark Propst
 

I picked up the decals from Mark Vaughan for my Chad Boas extended deck M&StL flat car at the Lisle meet. I've been home since late Sunday night and finally finished the car this morning, I'm slowing down.

A photo of the car may show up sometime in the photo section file titled "Flat car project".
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Red Caboose X-29 Parts

golden1014
 

Hi Guys,
 
I'm in need of a few parts from a Red Caboose X29 kit.  Does anyone have the little parts sprue that has the door stops, triangular door track holders and routing card holders sitting unused they could send me?  I just need one of those little sprues.  I'll pay your postage and a "finder's fee".  Thanks--please let me know off-line at Golden1014@yahoo.com.
 
Go Cardinals!
 
John
 
John Golden
O'Fallon, IL

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Re: ATSF flat car decals

O Fenton Wells
 

No, not an emergency as a matter of fact I really need to get started on my
passenger car era, but knowing me I'll forget if I don't remind myself and
in this case others. Any help is appreciated and sorry if I sounded
demanding in any way.
Fenton Wells
On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 12:10 PM, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@att.net> wrote:

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Fenton Wells wrote:
"Hopefully someone can come up with an address for the East Coast Santa Fe
modelers who were selling decals. I sent an email to the Santa Fe
Historical Society to see if they could give me information on the East
Coast group and have not received a reply yet."

Still working on it. If this is a helmet fire, I'll move it up the
priority
list - otherwise, I'll try to get the information out tonight after work.

Ben Hom




--
Fenton Wells
3047 Creek Run
Sanford NC 27332
919-499-5545
srrfan1401@gmail.com


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Re: rebar (was wire reels/spools)

Tim O'Connor
 

At 10/28/2011 04:55 AM Friday, you wrote:

I don't see anything specifically listed as "rebar" -- there is
a "steel rods" load (80 rods, about 20' long). Is that what you guys
are using for rebar?

Tim O'Connor

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Paul Lyons wrote:
I have never heard of Duha, but immediately knew there stuff looked
familiar when I went to the web site. This must be there American
outlet www.smokeymountainminiatures.com.
I have a bought a lot of stuff from these folks. Nice, but pricey!
Interesting if someone else is now carrying Duha. As recently
as last winter, the Duha web pages identified JWD as their U.S.
outlet. Maybe Smokey Mountain is getting stuff via JWD. I agree that
the stuff isn't cheap, but several of the loads are quite nice.

Tony Thompson


Re: rebar (was wire reels/spools)

Tim O'Connor
 

I don't see anything specifically listed as "rebar" -- there is
a "steel rods" load (80 rods, about 20' long). Is that what you guys
are using for rebar?

Tim O'Connor

---------------------------------------------

Paul Lyons wrote:
I have never heard of Duha, but immediately knew there stuff looked
familiar when I went to the web site. This must be there American
outlet www.smokeymountainminiatures.com.
I have a bought a lot of stuff from these folks. Nice, but pricey!
Interesting if someone else is now carrying Duha. As recently
as last winter, the Duha web pages identified JWD as their U.S.
outlet. Maybe Smokey Mountain is getting stuff via JWD. I agree that
the stuff isn't cheap, but several of the loads are quite nice.

Tony Thompson


Re: making your own chalk marks

Rob & Bev Manley
 

My wife Bev the art maven says both the Prismacolor water soluable and Verithin hard leadare the ones I use. They are not waxy and don't act as a resist to flat finishes
Rob Manley
Midwest Mod-U-Trak
"Better modeling through personal embarrassment"

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Hendrickson
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] making your own chalk marks



On Oct 27, 2011, at 7:09 AM, Andy Sperandeo wrote:

> Hi Randy,
> I've been trying Prismacolor artists' pencils from my favorite art
> supply store. White, pale gray, and pale yellow are good colors,
> and be sure to keep the points sharp.
> Andy
>
I'll second Andy on this. I've been using Prismacolor pencils for
this purpose for years, and they work very well.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Lisle RPM

Jared Harper
 

I felt I shouldn't stand too close when I flushed, afraid I might be sucked in.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Harman <gsgondola@...> wrote:

I thought the hotel rooms were quite nice, although the toilets sounded
like a freight train going into emergency.


Re: Lisle RPM Meet Photos

Dan Sweeney Jr
 

Mr. Hussey,
Thank you for posting the Lisle meet photos. Very inspirational for those of us who were not able to view this artistry in person.
Dan Sweeney, Jr.
Alexandria, VA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "dh30973" <dhussey@...> wrote:

The photos I took at the Lisle RPM Meet are up at:

http://www.pbase.com/dh30973/lisle2011&page=all

Dave Hussey


B&O M-53 was Re: B&O, GM&N

bill_d_goat
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, john.allyn@... wrote:



Scott --



I can't find the message regarding the GM&N car in the thread.  I too bought one of these cars way back when.  It was a particularly noxious shade of green -- a shade usually associated with nausea -- and I had my doubts as to its authenticity at the time.   "But it was for a good cause."  Can you point me to where it was discussed.  Interested for its amusement value if nothing else.  Thanks!
It was my original post. I bought the green GM&N car at a SER convention in Mobile. it was the convention car, designed by a GM&O modeler, Jim Blanchard, which I thought made it correct. Bill Williams


Re: making you own chalk marks

Charlie Duckworth
 

Nate:
When the Class 1's computerized switch lists (Mopac had by 1974 when I started) it made chalking of cars and side-carding obsolete. The computerized switch list and work orders would have the outbound blocks or industry zone-track-spots printed for the crew. I do know however the GH&H in Galveston, Texas was still using tack cards (as their switching was pretty simple) into the late 1970's.

As to being common; pre-1900 to mid-1970's would be a good timeframe. Today, even the Class 2 and 3 carriers are pretty computerized and they do not use chalk marks or side cards to block or switch cars. The only side cards you'd on any railroad are 'do not hump', or 'unload from this side' plus the hazmat placards as required by the FRA.

Charlie

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Nathan" <obermeyern@...> wrote:

When were chalk marks common? Were they common in the late 70's? Are they used today?

Nate


Re: making your own chalk marks

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 27, 2011, at 1:12 PM, Andy wrote:

I've been downstairs to my workbench since my earlier post, and
what did
I find but a different brand of pencil that I've also used for chalk
marks. It's a Lyra Rembrandt-Polycolor made in Germany. It's white,
and
works equally as well as the Prismacolors, which I also have. Someone
will want to ask if there's a price difference, but I honestly don't
remember. So I'd say to try whatever make of pencil you can find, and
don't be hung up on one brand.
A word of caution. If Andy says "Brand X" works fine, then he's
doubtless right. But in my experience, not all brands of artists'
pencils work equally well. So don't buy indiscriminately. Try the
brand of pencil you're offered by applying chalk marks to a freight
car before you make a sizable investment.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: making your own chalk marks

Greg Martin
 

There is also another product that is overlooked, white charcoal pencil. Found at most art supply stores, it sticks well and stands up to handlingbut can be smeared to lighten. I use it more than I do the colored pencils.

Greg Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@opendoor.com>
To: STMFC <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thu, Oct 27, 2011 9:34 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] making your own chalk marks




On Oct 27, 2011, at 7:09 AM, Andy Sperandeo wrote:

Hi Randy,
I've been trying Prismacolor artists' pencils from my favorite art
supply store. White, pale gray, and pale yellow are good colors,
and be sure to keep the points sharp.
Andy
I'll second Andy on this. I've been using Prismacolor pencils for
this purpose for years, and they work very well.

Richard Hendrickson









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