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New F&C Raised Platform Tank car Kits HO

erict1361 <erict1361@...>
 

If anyone has plans to build one of the new Funaro AC&F Type 7 raised platform Tank car kits and you are having difficulty with the instructions and placement, I have two almost completed and can give you some tips with the assemblies, especially the railings and ladders.
email me off list.

Eric

erict1361@...


Re: Sunshine in March?

Jim Hayes
 

I'm still sure the answer is yes but there is no notice on my Meets page.
I'm trying to find out and as soon as I do, I'll let everyone know.

Jim

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Jim Hayes <jimhayes97225@...> wrote:

The answer is yes. See the Meets page on my website.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM, brian <brianleppert@...> wrote:

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Does anybody know if Sunshine Models will be coming out to California in
March? I'm specifically interested in Winterrail.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV



Retainers-How id they work?

Bill Welch
 

My lunchtime reading today included Andy Sperandeo's article about
his railroad in the 2012 edition of "Model Railroad Planning." In his
very well written narrative about the decisions he has made for his
Cajon Pass layout, he refers to instances where serious grades were
involved that trains would stop to set the retainers. Although I
understand what Andy says that this action "kept the air pressure in
the cylinders when the brakes were released," I find myself wanting
to know more about this practice. For example, about how long would
it take a crew to do this as I assume each car required this. How was
the retainer valve set? How many people were involved? How was the
train's breaking effected when the retainers were set? The Andy notes
another situation where the retainers were turned up. What did this
mean--were the retainers off?

Thanks!
Bill Welch
2225 Nursery Road; #20-104
Clearwater, FL 33764-7622
727.470.9930
fgexbill@...


Re: Sunshine in March?

Jim Hayes
 

The answer is yes. See the Meets page on my website.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM, brian <brianleppert@...> wrote:

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Does anybody know if Sunshine Models will be coming out to California in
March? I'm specifically interested in Winterrail.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV



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Re: Sunshine in March?

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

<Does anybody know if Sunshine Models will be coming out to California in
<March? I'm specifically interested in Winterrail.
<
<Brian Leppert
<Carson City, NV


Brian...
I'm on their mailing list but haven't gotten any flyer yet...

Jack Burgess


Sunshine in March?

brianleppert@att.net
 

Does anybody know if Sunshine Models will be coming out to California in March? I'm specifically interested in Winterrail.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


"Home Points" for Tank Cars

Charles Hostetler <cesicjh@...>
 

I'm thinking about waybills for routing tank cars to and from the Standard Oil tank farm facility (Milwaukee, WI) for my 1957-era layout. Standard receives bulk diesel and gas by boat, and ships to area distributors by rail and truck.

Part of the process seems clear to me. Loaded and empty tank cars both travel on regular freight waybills. The outgoing loads from Standard (on the CNW) should be on CNW forms. I'm guessing that after the load has reached the local distributor, a new freight waybill would be prepared on the form of whatever railroad serves the distributor, and that waybill will return the car to some location.

At this point in the process I'm get confused because I have two conflicting thoughts. One is the notion of "Home Points" as a gathering/staging point for privately-owned tank car empties. For example, the January 1958 ORER lists Manitowoc, WI as a Home Point for UTCC. The other notion is that the tank car ought to go back to the shipper's location, returning via the original routing.

So do I want a stream of UTLX empties coming onto the layout for loading at Standard primarily from the nearest Home Point (i.e., from the Manitowoc to the north)? Or do I want my empties coming back onto the layout on freight waybills from all directions (reflecting the various locations of the distributors who are returning the empties)?

I will appreciate any and all thoughts to help resolve my confusion. Regards,

Charles Hostetler
Goshen, IN


HO Milwaukee Freight cars Kits & RTR

Andy Carlson
 

I have the following, all are new, Milwaukee road freight cars in HO scale
offered for sale.

Intermountain
#48501 Have 4 "Route of the Hiawathas" repaint 9-58 Youngstown door $24.00/each
#48503 Have 2 "Route of the Hiawathas" Blt 9-45 Superior style door $24.00/each
#48504 Have 1 "Modern" herald, repaint 3-68 Youngstown door $24.00
#48611 Have 1 1958 cu ft RTR Milw 2 bay covered hopper repaint 1952 $25.00
#43599 Have 7 Undec Milw 40' ribside boxcar kit MSRP $19.00
..........$12.00/each

Sunshine models
#41.1 Have 1 1939-40 full length rib boxcar, Hiawatha decals, wood board. Ribs
mastered by Randy Anderson. Kit is unopened, and was purchased at Naperville so
has no added markings or labels. .......$47.00 I will ship in a protective wrap
to preserve Mint status.

Tahoe Model Works
#201 Have 1 Milwaukee 50-ton Dalman 2-level trucks with semi-scale code 88
wheelsets. $6.00

Shipping will be based on weight/distance. If interested, contact me Off-List
(PLEASE), and include your zip code for rate calculation.

I accept checks, money orders and with a small fee, PayPal. Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: GN flats ready to go

jerryglow2
 

Decals are available if you haven't already gotten them:
http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/samples/GN_flats.jpg

Jerry Glow
http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals/

--- In STMFC@..., "Chad" <chadboas@...> wrote:

Hi all,
The GN flats are ready to go. If you are intrested, the kits are $15 each and include the main floor casting and the laser cut deck. $5 for S/H per order. The 66000 comes with a piece of U channel and seporate lift pads that need attached to the sides by the bolstersSome of the decks are multi pieces. The metal plate is seporate from the wood parts. These are more detailed than my last offerings. I had nice blue prints to work from. The 4 cars are from the 65000-65499 series which were 52' rivited fish belly side and had a 9'6" wide deck, the 66000 series 52' welded straight side sill with an "extended deck" of 10'4", the 67000-67349 series 50' rivited fish belly side with a deck width of 8'10" and the 69500 series which are 43' rivited fish belly sides and a deck width of 8'10".
I am working on getting pictures up but the guys in the paint shop must be out to lunch.
If you would like to order, please e mail me and not to the list. My address is 30 N 30th street, Lafayette, IN. 47904
In the works for the next go round is the MP 45' and an Erie 50' and an L&N 46'9". I am still open to suggestions. If you have info or blue prints, I might do them
Thanks, Chad


GN flats ready to go

Chad Boas
 

Hi all,
The GN flats are ready to go. If you are intrested, the kits are $15 each and include the main floor casting and the laser cut deck. $5 for S/H per order. The 66000 comes with a piece of U channel and seporate lift pads that need attached to the sides by the bolstersSome of the decks are multi pieces. The metal plate is seporate from the wood parts. These are more detailed than my last offerings. I had nice blue prints to work from. The 4 cars are from the 65000-65499 series which were 52' rivited fish belly side and had a 9'6" wide deck, the 66000 series 52' welded straight side sill with an "extended deck" of 10'4", the 67000-67349 series 50' rivited fish belly side with a deck width of 8'10" and the 69500 series which are 43' rivited fish belly sides and a deck width of 8'10".
I am working on getting pictures up but the guys in the paint shop must be out to lunch.
If you would like to order, please e mail me and not to the list. My address is 30 N 30th street, Lafayette, IN. 47904
In the works for the next go round is the MP 45' and an Erie 50' and an L&N 46'9". I am still open to suggestions. If you have info or blue prints, I might do them
Thanks, Chad


Re: Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

Ben and James--


Thank you, gentlemen, for your prompt answers. I can find more prototypical STMFC's to spend my money on. I already have more than enough STMFC's to paint and letter...

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@..., "James F. Brewer" <jfbrewer@...> wrote:



Steve,



During the era of this list, N&W did not have any 2-bay "war emergency" hoppers; the 3XXXXX number on the Walthers model would indicate a car previously owned by the Wabash which was merged into N&W in the mid-1960's.



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD



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


From: "Steve Lucas" <stevelucas3@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 2:25:20 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

 




Comments, please, on the accuracy of these models?

N&W--

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-42322

B&O--

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-42321

With thanks in advance,

Steve Lucas.




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Re: Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

erict1361 <erict1361@...>
 

Ben,
Did you ever get a chance to determine if the MTH B&O W-2 Quad Hopper is correct for the W-2 ?

Thanks,

Eric

--- In STMFC@..., Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Eric Thur asked:
"Would anyone know what year the B&O began re-building there 2-bay "war
emergency" hoppers from Wood to Steel sides?"

Rebuilding started in 1947, but continued at a very slow pace until the
mid-1950s, when they were done in lager quanitities.  See my hopper overview
article in the March/April 2006 issue of The B&O Modeler for more information.


Ben Hom


Re: B&O five and six panel Superior replacement doors

Clark Propst
 

Red Caboose still lists undec kits. Most important. Are there any decals available for B&O cars that those doors were used on?Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@..., "jim_mischke" <jmischke@...> wrote:



The old Red Caboose X29/ARA boxcar kits had a choice of doors on the sprues, Youngstown and ARA doors. Some call the latter Creco door, similar but this may not be correct. Anyway, both doors choices are entirely appropriate for B&O M-26 boxcars.

In 1942, B&O issued drawings for replacement Superior doors for their M-26 boxcars. These were very common as well, in both five and six panel variations.


new decals

jerryglow2
 

Artwork is complete and now taking orders for sets for National Car Co
leased reefers
<http://home.comcast.net/%7Ejerryglow/samples/NX_leased_cars.jpg> to
Kahns and Kingan discussed here recently. There are sets for 37' cars
for each and a 40' Kahns one.

There are also two different sets for North American reefers leased to
Hormel w/ options within see NADX entries
<http://home.comcast.net/%7Ejerryglow/decals/reefers.html>

--
Jerry Glow
The Villages FL
http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals/


Re: Possible door project

Clark Propst
 

Rich refer to massage 107270
Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@..., Rich C <rhcdmc@...> wrote:

Clark, Are you talking about the 3 panel Creco, or the "reverse" Creco? Those are the only ones I have seen besides a 5 panel Superior on a CGW x-29 style box.
 
Rich Chritis


________________________________
From: "cepropst@..." <cepropst@...>
To: STMFC <STMFC@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 1:45 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Possible door project


 
Jim Mischke has sent me photos of a Superior door used as a replacement on B&O M-26 (X29 style) cars. I know a batch of CGW cars were sold and leased back with these same doors.

Question is: Did any other railroads use these replacement doors?

Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

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Re: Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

Al Campbell
 

Hi: Unless I am missing something shouldn't the "new" date of May 59 on the
N&W hopper be a reweigh date considering the car was built in Nov. 1943?
How can it have a "new" date 16 years after a built date?The B&O hopper
doesn't exhibit this feature. Al Campbell


Re: Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

Benjamin Hom
 

Eric Thur asked:
"Would anyone know what year the B&O began re-building there 2-bay "war
emergency" hoppers from Wood to Steel sides?"

Rebuilding started in 1947, but continued at a very slow pace until the
mid-1950s, when they were done in lager quanitities.  See my hopper overview
article in the March/April 2006 issue of The B&O Modeler for more information.


Ben Hom


Re: Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

Bruce Smith
 

Ben,

Didn't these cars have Duryea underframes too? I remember thinking an add on kit would be nice <VBG>.

Can anyone point me to a good decal set for these B&O hoppers?
Regards
Bruce Smith
(temporarily in Seattle Washington)
________________________________________
From: STMFC@... [STMFC@...] on behalf of Benjamin Hom [b.hom@...]
B&O--http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-42321

The B&O did have a total of 780 rebuilt War Emergency HM in Classes N-37A and
N-37B; however, the lettering on this model is a disaster and doesn't match any
known photo. You're better off stripping a model and lettering it yourself.


Re: Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

erict1361 <erict1361@...>
 

Would anyone know what year the B&O began re-building there 2-bay "war emergency" hoppers from Wood to Steel sides ?

Eric

--- In STMFC@..., "James F. Brewer" <jfbrewer@...> wrote:



Steve,



During the era of this list, N&W did not have any 2-bay "war emergency" hoppers; the 3XXXXX number on the Walthers model would indicate a car previously owned by the Wabash which was merged into N&W in the mid-1960's.



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD



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


From: "Steve Lucas" <stevelucas3@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 2:25:20 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

 




Comments, please, on the accuracy of these models?

N&W--

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-42322

B&O--

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-42321

With thanks in advance,

Steve Lucas.




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Re: Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Steve,



During the era of this list, N&W did not have any 2-bay "war emergency" hoppers; the 3XXXXX number on the Walthers model would indicate a car previously owned by the Wabash which was merged into N&W in the mid-1960's.



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD

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


From: "Steve Lucas" <stevelucas3@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 2:25:20 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Walthers' Platinum Line HO War Emergency hopper cars...

 




Comments, please, on the accuracy of these models?

N&W--

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-42322

B&O--

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-42321

With thanks in advance,

Steve Lucas.




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