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Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

Rich Yoder
 

To all interested,
I also produced this model in "O" Scale a few years ago.
There are several good photos on my web site of Reading cars.
http://www.richyodermodels.com/rym_fc_rdg_cont_gon.htm

Rich Yoder

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tom
Houle
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 10:29 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

To all interested in the USRA 70-ton 46' mill gons operated by the Reading,
Pennsy, NYC, B & O, and a few other eastern roads, I recommend the RMC
multi-page article "USRA Steel Mill Gondolas" by Eric Neubauer in the
June, 2000 issue. It includes photos, Reading HO drawings, and history of
this car. Westerfield and Walthers offered this car.
Tom Houle

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Eric
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 8:15 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

In addition to the load, I wonder when these USRA mill gons were equipped
with AB brake systems. A recent comment here noting AB brake systems on less
than 25% of the 1940 freight car fleet had me wondering about how quickly
the mill gons would be upgraded. Hoppers tended to be rebuilt more
frequently and many owners of the composite USRA gons rebuilt with steel
sides through the 1930s.

Wouldn't these USRA mill gondolas be candidates for retaining K brake
systems through WWII?

Eric


Eric Hansmann
New Paltz, NY

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, richtownsend@... wrote:

I have a Walthers USRA gondola painted and lettered for the Reading RR.
I'm trying to come up with a suitable and interesting load for it. My
research on Reading, PA disclosed that the city is or was known for
anthracite coal and for pretzels. I don't like the idea of a coal load, and
while I am confident I could fashion HO scale pretzels from thin wire, I
don't think a load of pretzels would be very realistic. So I am asking the
collective brain of this list for suggestions on what to load in this car.
Anyone?


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


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Louisville & Nashville USRA Mill gondolas

Bill Welch
 

For those "Ya'll Modelers" I have a Mt. Vernon Builders photo and an
in-service photo from a group of L&N gondolas that with the exception
of an early Dreadnaught end are almost certainly copies of the USRA
Mill gons. No less an expert on this design than Randy Anderson
educated me on this and gave me the in-service photo. I was never
able to convince Al W. to offer this version but I will try with the
new proprietor.


Bill Welch
2225 Nursery Road; #20-104
Clearwater, FL 33764-7622
727.470.9930
fgexbill@tampabay.rr.com


Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

Larry Sexton
 

In addition to the RMC article Tom Houle references, the Richard Hendrickson
article in the July 2002 Rail Model Journal, and the discussions in the
Steam Era Freight Cars Reviews are both helpful when working on the 46' USRA
gons.



Larry Sexton



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tom
Houle
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 10:29 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load





To all interested in the USRA 70-ton 46' mill gons operated by the Reading,
Pennsy, NYC, B & O, and a few other eastern roads, I recommend the RMC
multi-page article "USRA Steel Mill Gondolas" by Eric Neubauer in the
June, 2000 issue. It includes photos, Reading HO drawings, and history of
this car. Westerfield and Walthers offered this car.
Tom Houle

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From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf
Of Eric
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 8:15 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

In addition to the load, I wonder when these USRA mill gons were equipped
with AB brake systems. A recent comment here noting AB brake systems on less
than 25% of the 1940 freight car fleet had me wondering about how quickly
the mill gons would be upgraded. Hoppers tended to be rebuilt more
frequently and many owners of the composite USRA gons rebuilt with steel
sides through the 1930s.

Wouldn't these USRA mill gondolas be candidates for retaining K brake
systems through WWII?

Eric

Eric Hansmann
New Paltz, NY

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> ,
richtownsend@... wrote:

I have a Walthers USRA gondola painted and lettered for the Reading RR.
I'm trying to come up with a suitable and interesting load for it. My
research on Reading, PA disclosed that the city is or was known for
anthracite coal and for pretzels. I don't like the idea of a coal load, and
while I am confident I could fashion HO scale pretzels from thin wire, I
don't think a load of pretzels would be very realistic. So I am asking the
collective brain of this list for suggestions on what to load in this car.
Anyone?


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon
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Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

Tom Houle <thoule@...>
 

To all interested in the USRA 70-ton 46' mill gons operated by the Reading,
Pennsy, NYC, B & O, and a few other eastern roads, I recommend the RMC
multi-page article "USRA Steel Mill Gondolas" by Eric Neubauer in the
June, 2000 issue. It includes photos, Reading HO drawings, and history of
this car. Westerfield and Walthers offered this car.
Tom Houle

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Eric
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 8:15 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

In addition to the load, I wonder when these USRA mill gons were equipped
with AB brake systems. A recent comment here noting AB brake systems on less
than 25% of the 1940 freight car fleet had me wondering about how quickly
the mill gons would be upgraded. Hoppers tended to be rebuilt more
frequently and many owners of the composite USRA gons rebuilt with steel
sides through the 1930s.

Wouldn't these USRA mill gondolas be candidates for retaining K brake
systems through WWII?

Eric


Eric Hansmann
New Paltz, NY

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, richtownsend@... wrote:

I have a Walthers USRA gondola painted and lettered for the Reading RR.
I'm trying to come up with a suitable and interesting load for it. My
research on Reading, PA disclosed that the city is or was known for
anthracite coal and for pretzels. I don't like the idea of a coal load, and
while I am confident I could fashion HO scale pretzels from thin wire, I
don't think a load of pretzels would be very realistic. So I am asking the
collective brain of this list for suggestions on what to load in this car.
Anyone?


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


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Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

Bruce Smith
 

Eric,

Don't interpret the pre WWII percentage to equal an immediate post WWII
percentage. In preparartion for WWII there was a rapid conversion of
many cars in 1940 and 1940. In addition, the heavy tonnage and long
trains of the war resulted in a number of wrecks directly atributed to
too high a percentage of K brakes in the trains, thus there was a push
to convert even more. By 1944 the percentage was down to 50% or less,
iirc. That said, yes, some of these cars likely still had their K
brakes.

Regards
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

"Eric" <eric@hansmanns.org> 01/02/12 8:15 AM >>>
In addition to the load, I wonder when these USRA mill gons were
equipped with AB brake systems. A recent comment here noting AB brake
systems on less than 25% of the 1940 freight car fleet had me wondering
about how quickly the mill gons would be upgraded. Hoppers tended to be
rebuilt more frequently and many owners of the composite USRA gons
rebuilt with steel sides through the 1930s.

Wouldn't these USRA mill gondolas be candidates for retaining K brake
systems through WWII?

Eric


Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

Eric Hansmann
 

In addition to the load, I wonder when these USRA mill gons were equipped with AB brake systems. A recent comment here noting AB brake systems on less than 25% of the 1940 freight car fleet had me wondering about how quickly the mill gons would be upgraded. Hoppers tended to be rebuilt more frequently and many owners of the composite USRA gons rebuilt with steel sides through the 1930s.

Wouldn't these USRA mill gondolas be candidates for retaining K brake systems through WWII?

Eric


Eric Hansmann
New Paltz, NY

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, richtownsend@... wrote:

I have a Walthers USRA gondola painted and lettered for the Reading RR. I'm trying to come up with a suitable and interesting load for it. My research on Reading, PA disclosed that the city is or was known for anthracite coal and for pretzels. I don't like the idea of a coal load, and while I am confident I could fashion HO scale pretzels from thin wire, I don't think a load of pretzels would be very realistic. So I am asking the collective brain of this list for suggestions on what to load in this car. Anyone?


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: Simplex Bolsters

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Todd Horton <toddchorton@...> wrote:

Richard, Where was the Simplex manufacturing plant located?  For what it's worth the 1925 C of G flat car that was recently saved had Simplex bolsters on it.  Todd Horton
Google is a wonderful thing:

http://books.google.com/books?id=qgVLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA244&lpg=PA244&dq=simplex+bolster&source=bl&ots=zZofcRzQii&sig=0jTtRG3lH1OYI7qLM2NdUnKDsQc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oYYBT8nIAeew2wXQ_YCaCw&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=simplex%20bolster&f=false

Although the Chicago reference is likely just the sales office. Note from the text it sounds like this was a mature product even in 1901.

Drawing:

http://books.google.com/books?id=o-06AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA90&lpg=PA90&dq=simplex+bolster&source=bl&ots=o12LfJGzSg&sig=c9NER414V9Pk9BJMSUJLxZ0sSYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oYYBT8nIAeew2wXQ_YCaCw&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=simplex%20bolster&f=false

HO scale model:

http://www.truelinetrains.ca/paint-accessories

Yeah, it looks like the entire bolster is set too high in this truck. Maybe the TLT underframe has undersized center sills; I recall the sills on these early steel cars were 15" channels, 3" larger than the 12" that later became the defacto standard.

Dennis


ADMIN:Resin Sale: Moderate Jail is not nice

mike brock <brockm@...>
 

Guys. If this chatter regarding the resin sale...ALL of which should be OFF GROUP...continues, the new jail cell will be opened for all contributors tomorrow morning. Let this be a warning. Moderate Jail is not nice. The food [ food? ] is terrible and you can't speak. Read that, you CANNOT post a message on the STMFC without approval AND the STMFC approval system will be down during Prototype Rails this coming Thursday through Sunday. Take heed.

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner


Re: Happy New Year's resin sale!

James L. Jeffery
 

Sorry, do not see any attachments.



Jim Jeffery

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From: "Ray Breyer" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 8:11:08 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!

It's attached Jim!

 
Regards,

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


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 From: "jimj2100@comcast.net" <jimj2100@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!
 


Please send list of resin kits.

Thank you.

Jim Jeffery



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From: "Ray Breyer" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:48:44 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!

Hi Scott,


No message was attached to your reply, but I get the idea: the list is attached!

 
Regards,

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

(don't feel bad; that sort of thing happens with my  Droid II all the time!)


________________________________
 From: Scott Seders <sseders@comcast.net>
To: "STMFC@yahoogroups.com" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!
 
On Jan 1, 2012, at 9:03 PM, "rtbsvrr69" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com> wrote:

Evening everyone,

To kick off the New Year, I've got 33 resin "will never get to them" kits for sale. 16 Sunshine, 12 F&C, 4 Westerfields, 1 Speedwich.

If interested, please email me OFF LIST at rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com

Thanks, and have a great 2012!

Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



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Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

Clark Propst
 

Not many RDG USRA gons running around the Upper Midwest, but here's one.

RDG 7321 6950-7449 GB steel billets

Clark Propst


Re: Happy New Year's resin sale!

Ray Breyer
 

It's attached Jim!

 
Regards,

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


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From: "jimj2100@comcast.net" <jimj2100@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!



Please send list of resin kits.

Thank you.

Jim Jeffery



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From: "Ray Breyer" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:48:44 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!

Hi Scott,


No message was attached to your reply, but I get the idea: the list is attached!

 
Regards,

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

(don't feel bad; that sort of thing happens with my  Droid II all the time!)


________________________________
 From: Scott Seders <sseders@comcast.net>
To: "STMFC@yahoogroups.com" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!
 
On Jan 1, 2012, at 9:03 PM, "rtbsvrr69" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com> wrote:

Evening everyone,

To kick off the New Year, I've got 33 resin "will never get to them" kits for sale. 16 Sunshine, 12 F&C, 4 Westerfields, 1 Speedwich.

If interested, please email me OFF LIST at rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com

Thanks, and have a great 2012!

Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



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Re: Happy New Year's resin sale!

Benjamin Hom
 

Can you guys take your business off-list?  I don't need your e-mails cloggin up
my inbox.


Ben Hom




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From: "jimj2100@comcast.net" <jimj2100@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sun, January 1, 2012 10:03:09 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!

 


Please send list of resin kits.

Thank you.

Jim Jeffery

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

From: "Ray Breyer" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:48:44 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!

Hi Scott,

No message was attached to your reply, but I get the idea: the list is attached!


 
Regards,

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

(don't feel bad; that sort of thing happens with my  Droid II all the time!)

________________________________
 From: Scott Seders <sseders@comcast.net>
To: "STMFC@yahoogroups.com" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!
 
On Jan 1, 2012, at 9:03 PM, "rtbsvrr69" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com> wrote:

Evening everyone,

To kick off the New Year, I've got 33 resin "will never get to them" kits for
sale. 16 Sunshine, 12 F&C, 4 Westerfields, 1 Speedwich.


If interested, please email me OFF LIST at rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com

Thanks, and have a great 2012!

Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



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Re: Happy New Year's resin sale!

James L. Jeffery
 

Please send list of resin kits.

Thank you.

Jim Jeffery

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


From: "Ray Breyer" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:48:44 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!

Hi Scott,


No message was attached to your reply, but I get the idea: the list is attached!

 
Regards,

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

(don't feel bad; that sort of thing happens with my  Droid II all the time!)


________________________________
 From: Scott Seders <sseders@comcast.net>
To: "STMFC@yahoogroups.com" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!
 
On Jan 1, 2012, at 9:03 PM, "rtbsvrr69" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com> wrote:

Evening everyone,

To kick off the New Year, I've got 33 resin "will never get to them" kits for sale. 16 Sunshine, 12 F&C, 4 Westerfields, 1 Speedwich.

If interested, please email me OFF LIST at rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com

Thanks, and have a great 2012!

Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



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Re: what should have been off list

Ray Breyer
 

Sorry for wasting bandwidth everyone. I'll be more careful!

Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

Tom Houle <thoule@...>
 

Rich,
I'm not sure if the Reading ever shipped containers that far.
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of richtownsend@netscape.net
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2012 5:12 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Reading USRA Gondola Load

Tom,


Not a bad idea. But I suspect those containers didn't wander too far from the home rails. Would that be right? My model railroad is set in Colorado, so the load had to be something that would be transported a long distance.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon



-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Houle <thoule@wi.rr.com>
To: STMFC <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sun, Jan 1, 2012 9:29 am
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Reading USRA Gondola Load





Rich,
I have a photo of Reading USRA gon 23019 loaded with Reading steel containers. I can send it you and anyone else that is interested. I'm thinking Walthers at one time or another sold these containers for use in their USRA gons.
Tom Houle

On Jan 1, 2012, at 11:34 AM, richtownsend@netscape.net wrote:

I have a Walthers USRA gondola painted and lettered for the Reading
RR. I'm trying to come up with a suitable and interesting load for it.
My research on Reading, PA disclosed that the city is or was known for
anthracite coal and for pretzels. I don't like the idea of a coal
load, and while I am confident I could fashion HO scale pretzels from
thin wire, I don't think a load of pretzels would be very realistic.
So I am asking the collective brain of this list for suggestions on
what to load in this car. Anyone?
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Re: Happy New Year's resin sale!

Ray Breyer
 

Hi Scott,


No message was attached to your reply, but I get the idea: the list is attached!

 
Regards,

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

(don't feel bad; that sort of thing happens with my  Droid II all the time!)


________________________________
From: Scott Seders <sseders@comcast.net>
To: "STMFC@yahoogroups.com" <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Happy New Year's resin sale!
On Jan 1, 2012, at 9:03 PM, "rtbsvrr69" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com> wrote:

Evening everyone,

To kick off the New Year, I've got 33 resin "will never get to them" kits for sale. 16 Sunshine, 12 F&C, 4 Westerfields, 1 Speedwich.

If interested, please email me OFF LIST at rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com

Thanks, and have a great 2012!

Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



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Re: Happy New Year's resin sale!

Scott Seders
 

On Jan 1, 2012, at 9:03 PM, "rtbsvrr69" <rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com> wrote:

Evening everyone,

To kick off the New Year, I've got 33 resin "will never get to them" kits for sale. 16 Sunshine, 12 F&C, 4 Westerfields, 1 Speedwich.

If interested, please email me OFF LIST at rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com

Thanks, and have a great 2012!

Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



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NYCentral Modeler 1st Quarter 2012

Noel Widdifield <NYCBigFour@...>
 

The third issue of the NYCentral Modeler has been posted on the NYCSHS website http://www.nycshs.org today. This issue has articles from several new writers and a couple authors who have contributed to the Modeler in previous issues. All of the articles feature topics about the New York Central System. This issue includes the final half of the interview with Tony Koester, editor of Kalmbach's annual Model Railroad Planning and Contributing Editor to Model Railroader.

We are pleased to feature articles by several authors bringing you topics including: "New York Central's West Side Freight Line" with modules by Ron Pasisi; Jim Six's "Recreating the New York Central Michigan Division Circa 1955"; another NYC tower article by Larry Faulkner; "Kitbashing HO NYC Steam Locomotives" by Tom Bailey; and all of the regular features of the magazine. This 61-page edition features many photos and the biographies of all of the authors. You will even see photos of some of our member's layouts, important information about the Society, and more details on the 2012 NYCSHS Convention.

The issue includes the regular feature on NYCS models coming out currently and in the near future. Jim Benedict, Associate Editor, who also writes a similar feature in the NYCSHS Central Headlight, writes this section.

This edition promises to be a truly exciting third issue for what we hope to be a regular benefit to those of you who model the New York Central Railroad. Even if your layout is not a NYCS one, you will find items of interest for your own modeling.

Our readers continue to provide us with very positive feedback on each issue. We believe that this issue continues the quality standard set by past issues. We hope to continue to receive positive feedback with this edition and also ask that you continue to send us interesting and outstanding articles in the future.

This e-zine is for members of the NYCSHS and non-members who model in all scales. Check it out today and let us know what you think.

Have a Happy New Year from all of us at the NYCSHS.

Thanks, Noel
Noel F. Widdifield
NYCSHS, Director
NYCentral Modeler, Editor


Happy New Year's resin sale!

Ray Breyer
 

Evening everyone,

To kick off the New Year, I've got 33 resin "will never get to them" kits for sale. 16 Sunshine, 12 F&C, 4 Westerfields, 1 Speedwich.

If interested, please email me OFF LIST at rtbsvrr69@yahoo.com

Thanks, and have a great 2012!

Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Re: Reading USRA Gondola Load

SUVCWORR@...
 

Mt Vernon shops (http://www.mountvernonshops.com/) has containers for the Reading in resin. They are available in packs of 10 with decals.

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: Al and Patricia Westerfield <westerfield@charter.net>
To: STMFC <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sun, Jan 1, 2012 7:57 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Reading USRA Gondola Load


I offered container carloads for the Reading USRA gon. The new owner of
Westerfield should be offering them in the future. – Al Westerfield

From: richtownsend@netscape.net
Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2012 5:11 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Reading USRA Gondola Load


Tom,

Not a bad idea. But I suspect those containers didn't wander too far from the
home rails. Would that be right? My model railroad is set in Colorado, so the
load had to be something that would be transported a long distance.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Houle <mailto:thoule%40wi.rr.com>
To: STMFC <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sun, Jan 1, 2012 9:29 am
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Reading USRA Gondola Load

Rich,
I have a photo of Reading USRA gon 23019 loaded with Reading steel containers. I
can send it you and anyone else that is interested. I'm thinking Walthers at one
time or another sold these containers for use in their USRA gons.
Tom Houle

On Jan 1, 2012, at 11:34 AM, mailto:richtownsend%40netscape.net wrote:

I have a Walthers USRA gondola painted and lettered for the Reading
RR. I'm trying to come up with a suitable and interesting load for it.
My research on Reading, PA disclosed that the city is or was known for
anthracite coal and for pretzels. I don't like the idea of a coal
load, and while I am confident I could fashion HO scale pretzels from
thin wire, I don't think a load of pretzels would be very realistic.
So I am asking the collective brain of this list for suggestions on
what to load in this car. Anyone?
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