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Thomas HO tank cars

Tony Thompson
 

I have written up a description of what I know about the Thomas Industries HO scale metal tank cars, and posted it on my blog. Anyone knowing about these models may be able to clarify my summary, or fill in gaps. Should you be that person, please do so. If you're interested, here is a link:

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2012/07/thomas-industries-ho-scale-tank-cars.html

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


Sunshine kit #91.2 RI XM-1 Boxcar

gary laakso
 

What color was this car painted? The PDS does not provide colors nor does Volume 18 of the RPC but it shows black ends and doors in the builder picutre on page 41. Thanks in advance.

gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
vasa0vasa@...


EJ&E Boxcar

Brian Ehni <behni@...>
 

Too bad he didn't use a filter; you can hardly make out any lettering at
all.

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/uploads/r/null/9/2/925558/91a23436-d64a-4
ba5-8013-4086af851eca-A28759.jpg



Thanks!
--

Brian P. Ehni


Re: Savannah & Atlanta 8097

O Fenton Wells
 

I believe that these were insulated boxcars like the F&C kit. Not sure but
my guess.
Fenton Wells

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 1:34 PM, David Henderson <upchuckit@...>wrote:

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Group,

I was looking through the Vancouver Archives web site and came across a
photo of a Savannah & Atlanta DS boxcar. If you take a close look at the
ends, it looks as if this car was at one time a ventilated boxcar. The
vents look to be covered over.

Can anyone supply some background on these cars?

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/savannah-and-atlantic-box-car-8097;rad

Thanks...

Regards...

David Henderson
Sacramento, Ca.




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Savannah & Atlanta 8097

David Henderson
 

Group,

I was looking through the Vancouver Archives web site and came across a photo of a Savannah & Atlanta DS boxcar. If you take a close look at the ends, it looks as if this car was at one time a ventilated boxcar. The vents look to be covered over.

Can anyone supply some background on these cars?

http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/savannah-and-atlantic-box-car-8097;rad

Thanks...

Regards...

David Henderson
Sacramento, Ca.


Brass Mechanic

Ed <nprybiged@...>
 

Does anyone know whats up with Clay Van Gastel (Brass Mechanic).

I'm unable to get any responce from him on a Brass engine that
he has of mine for repairs. The last time I talk to him he was
going to mail it to me, that's been over two months ago.

Any help would be appreciated.

My thanks
Ed Ursem
Bloomington, Mn


Re: Streamlined Passenger Car Site

Bruce Smith
 

Bill,

There is also the Yahoo Passenger Car list at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PassengerCarList/


Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith

Auburn, AL

https://www5.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/


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On Jul 19, 2012, at 10:32 AM, Bill wrote:



Is there a similar on line site/group that covers Streamlined Passenger Cars and Trains?

Bill Chattaway
Dallas, Texas



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Yahoo! Groups Links


Re: Streamlined Passenger Car Site

John Hagen <sprinthag@...>
 

Thanks Brian,



Great link.



John Hagen



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Brian Ehni
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:49 AM
To: STMFC List
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Streamlined Passenger Car Site





http://passcarphotos.info/

Thanks!
--

Brian P. Ehni

From: Bill <carrera356@... <mailto:carrera356%40sbcglobal.net> >
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:32 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> >
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Streamlined Passenger Car Site

Is there a similar on line site/group that covers Streamlined Passenger Cars
and Trains?

Bill Chattaway
Dallas, Texas


Re: Streamlined Passenger Car Site

Brian Ehni <behni@...>
 

http://passcarphotos.info/


Thanks!
--

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From: Bill <carrera356@...>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:32 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Streamlined Passenger Car Site








Is there a similar on line site/group that covers Streamlined Passenger Cars
and Trains?

Bill Chattaway
Dallas, Texas









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Re: Streamlined Passenger Car Site

Bill <carrera356@...>
 

Is there a similar on line site/group that covers Streamlined Passenger Cars and Trains?

Bill Chattaway
Dallas, Texas


Looking for Cars

Armand Premo
 

Looking for cars from the following : Alton,AA ,CASO ,DSSA,DTI ,ERDX ,ONT ,TH&B.in kit or built-up form.Any help will be appreciated.Armand Premo


Re: Ted Culotta (UNCLASSIFIED)

jerryglow2
 

Since his ebay sales are now under "tculotta" instead of "speedwitchmedia" and it's extremely limited stock, I'd guess it's a "fire sale" of remaining stock. Although I hope not the case, whether it will surface again is to be seen but doubtful from what I see.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@..., "Gatwood, Elden SAW" <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote:

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Guys;

I am not sure what message to get from this. Is Speedwitch still in business or not?

Elden Gatwood


-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Richard Dermody
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 12:56 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Ted Culotta



As of this morning, Monday, July 16th, Ted has some items listed on eBay.

The seller name is "tculotta".

Dick

On Jul 15, 2012, at 10:24 AM, jerryglow@... <mailto:jerryglow%40comcast.net> wrote:

He used to have an ebay store but I can no longer find it. The last items I bought from him was a few months ago thru that means and had been told he was selling out of stock - in some cases proprietary parts only after the exit of Branchline which was the basis for many of his "kitbashes in a box"

Jerry Glow



Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


Re: Ted Culotta (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Guys;

I am not sure what message to get from this. Is Speedwitch still in business or not?

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Richard Dermody
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 12:56 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Ted Culotta



As of this morning, Monday, July 16th, Ted has some items listed on eBay.

The seller name is "tculotta".

Dick

On Jul 15, 2012, at 10:24 AM, jerryglow@... <mailto:jerryglow%40comcast.net> wrote:

He used to have an ebay store but I can no longer find it. The last items I bought from him was a few months ago thru that means and had been told he was selling out of stock - in some cases proprietary parts only after the exit of Branchline which was the basis for many of his "kitbashes in a box"

Jerry Glow



Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


Re: Tabulations of State to State Railroad Freight Commodity Flows

Randy Hammill
 

Thanks for all the work, Charles.

I picked up a copy of the book after you mentioned it on the blog (which has led me to a couple of other references as well). It's definitely a great book, with great information.

For those that haven't seen it, Charles is basically transcribing the meat of the book. While there is some text in addition to the maps with some really good information, for most of us the material he's compiling is what we're looking for.

So thanks for the tip, and for compiling the data.

Randy Hammill
http://newbritainstation.com
Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
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--- In STMFC@..., "Charles Hostetler" <cesicjh@...> wrote:

Good Evening All,

Prompted by a request from Allen Rueter, I've been tabulating the state to state commodity flows that are presented graphically in Ullman's book "American Commodity Flow". The tabulations are based on the ICC 1% sample Carload Waybill Statistics, mostly from 1950 (a few, as noted are from 1948 and 1949). I've finished the first group of 11 states and they are available as the most recent 10 posts at:

http://cnwmodeling.blogspot.com/

There's a gadget at the right called "Blog Archive" and you can find and navigate to the individual posts for the states I've tabulated so far under the 2012 July tab.

Note that Ullman presents statistics only for Vermont and New Hampshire combined; I'll have a few remarks on how to make estimates for their individual contributions in a post subsequent to the tabulations. All of the flows are in tons over an entire year. The smallest flow is 10,000 toms per year which represents about one 50-ton carload every two days.

The states I have tabulated to date are: Utah, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Montana,New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, and Vermont & New Hampshire (combination). For these states, petroleum and its derivative products are not broken out. Crude oil is reflected in the total of Products of Mines and refined petroleum products are reflected in the total of Manufactures. In the states still to come Petroleum Products are broken out separately and the tabular format will change accordingly.

The states still to come are: Iowa, Connecticut, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

I have no idea how the format of the tables might respond to a copy and paste into a spreadsheet. If anyone wants one of more of the Excel files that contain the data, please don't hesitate to contact me (off-list).

Hope you find this useful!

Regards,

Charles Hostetler
Goshen, IN


Tabulations of State to State Railroad Freight Commodity Flows

Charles Hostetler <cesicjh@...>
 

Good Evening All,

Prompted by a request from Allen Rueter, I've been tabulating the state to state commodity flows that are presented graphically in Ullman's book "American Commodity Flow". The tabulations are based on the ICC 1% sample Carload Waybill Statistics, mostly from 1950 (a few, as noted are from 1948 and 1949). I've finished the first group of 11 states and they are available as the most recent 10 posts at:

http://cnwmodeling.blogspot.com/

There's a gadget at the right called "Blog Archive" and you can find and navigate to the individual posts for the states I've tabulated so far under the 2012 July tab.

Note that Ullman presents statistics only for Vermont and New Hampshire combined; I'll have a few remarks on how to make estimates for their individual contributions in a post subsequent to the tabulations. All of the flows are in tons over an entire year. The smallest flow is 10,000 toms per year which represents about one 50-ton carload every two days.

The states I have tabulated to date are: Utah, Washington, Arizona, Maine, Montana,New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, and Vermont & New Hampshire (combination). For these states, petroleum and its derivative products are not broken out. Crude oil is reflected in the total of Products of Mines and refined petroleum products are reflected in the total of Manufactures. In the states still to come Petroleum Products are broken out separately and the tabular format will change accordingly.

The states still to come are: Iowa, Connecticut, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.

I have no idea how the format of the tables might respond to a copy and paste into a spreadsheet. If anyone wants one of more of the Excel files that contain the data, please don't hesitate to contact me (off-list).

Hope you find this useful!

Regards,

Charles Hostetler
Goshen, IN


Re: M-K-T Brake Regulator

soolinehistory <destorzek@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Gene" <proto48@...> wrote:

Bill
I posted two files on the brake increaser (regulator). The particular drawing matches dimensions I have for the actual MKT boxcar part. I believe Soo History group has a photo of the piece on a car courtesy of Dennis Storzek.

Gene Deimling
They are on this site, too:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/photos/album/666647272/pic/list

Dennis


Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

midrly <midrly@...>
 

Add Stafford Swain to the list for we Canadian STMFC'ers. He's forgotten more than I know.

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@..., "lnbill" <fgexbill@...> wrote:

It was the trio of Martin, Richard H. and John Nehrich, especially the Shop Talks and the catalog of RR goodies from Rensselaer, and thier Magazine articles that seduced me about 1992--wow--20 years ago.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., jerryglow@ wrote:

It was a different time and environment but Martin Loftin did quite a few articles that were a combination of prototype info and modeling.

Jerry Glow

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


Ed Mines wrote:
"With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in
presenting

steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web site, articles
in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group."

WTF?  You're right - Ted did do a great deal and deserves much credit, but
you're giving absolutely no credit to many who did a lot going all the back to
the early 1980s!  Contributors such as Hendrickson, Storzek, Thompson, and
Nehrich were doing as much or more, and long before guys like Ted and myself
came on the scene.


Ben Hom


Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

Bill Welch
 

It was the trio of Martin, Richard H. and John Nehrich, especially the Shop Talks and the catalog of RR goodies from Rensselaer, and thier Magazine articles that seduced me about 1992--wow--20 years ago.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., jerryglow@... wrote:

It was a different time and environment but Martin Loftin did quite a few articles that were a combination of prototype info and modeling.

Jerry Glow

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


Ed Mines wrote:
"With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in
presenting

steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web site, articles
in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group."

WTF?  You're right - Ted did do a great deal and deserves much credit, but
you're giving absolutely no credit to many who did a lot going all the back to
the early 1980s!  Contributors such as Hendrickson, Storzek, Thompson, and
Nehrich were doing as much or more, and long before guys like Ted and myself
came on the scene.


Ben Hom


Re: loyal customers of Sunshine/Ted Cullotta

jerryglow2
 

It was a different time and environment but Martin Loftin did quite a few articles that were a combination of prototype info and modeling.

Jerry Glow

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


Ed Mines wrote:
"With the exception of one person nobody did more than Ted Cullotta in
presenting

steam era freight car modeling to the modeling public - his web site, articles
in RMC, books .....even contributions to this group."

WTF?  You're right - Ted did do a great deal and deserves much credit, but
you're giving absolutely no credit to many who did a lot going all the back to
the early 1980s!  Contributors such as Hendrickson, Storzek, Thompson, and
Nehrich were doing as much or more, and long before guys like Ted and myself
came on the scene.


Ben Hom


Re: M-K-T Brake Regulator

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Gene and Group,

This Bill -- a different Bill -- thanks you very much for posting the drawing and photo of the brake increaser (regulator). I have one of Ted's M-K-T single sheathed box car kits waiting near the top of the pile to be constructed. This info and photo is a great help.

Cheers and Happy Modeling
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Jul 16, 2012, at 2:25 PM, Gene wrote:

Bill
I posted two files on the brake increaser (regulator). The particular drawing matches dimensions I have for the actual MKT boxcar part. I believe Soo History group has a photo of the piece on a car courtesy of Dennis Storzek.

Gene Deimling

--- In STMFC@..., WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:


I am working on Ted Culotta's kit for the M-K-T single sheath box car. This kit features
a rather unique brake regulator. It is replicated with two chains of different sizes entering
a sort of pully arrangement. Does anyone have a photo or drawing of teh prototype forthis
particular unit?

Thanks as usual in advance.

Bill Pardie


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