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Re: Latest craftsman

water.kresse@...
 

Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year Ted!



Al Kresse

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From: "Ted Culotta" <speedwitchmedia@gmail.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2012 11:33:50 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Latest craftsman

I'm not dead yet! My first article in awhile is in the hands of RMC with more coming and I am looking at resuscitating some of the publishing projects. I also have a few new kit and decals efforts, too, plus restocks on old stuff in the near future (I do still have a few stray obligations on old kits and yes I know who all of you are.)

Cheers,
Ted Culotta


Re: Latest craftsman

Ted Culotta
 

I'm not dead yet! My first article in awhile is in the hands of RMC with more coming and I am looking at resuscitating some of the publishing projects. I also have a few new kit and decals efforts, too, plus restocks on old stuff in the near future (I do still have a few stray obligations on old kits and yes I know who all of you are.)

Cheers,
Ted Culotta


Re: essential freight cars

al_brown03
 

The group Files section contains three listings of this series. The PDF called EssentialFreightCars45 is the most recent, and its listing is complete.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Barry Kenner" <hoboborr@...> wrote:

Hello group,
With the recent mention of Ted Cullota's series Essential Freight Cars. I was wondering if their is available any type of compilation of these articles? Or is the only way to obtain the information ,is to get all of the back issues of RMC? I'm grateful for the information in the files section and the spread sheet. Thanks Barry



essential freight cars

Barry Kenner
 

Hello group,
With the recent mention of Ted Cullota's series Essential Freight Cars. I was wondering if their is available any type of compilation of these articles? Or is the only way to obtain the information ,is to get all of the back issues of RMC? I'm grateful for the information in the files section and the spread sheet. Thanks Barry


Re: Latest craftsman

O Fenton Wells
 

I would love to have one but my railroads time stops at November 1952 and
these were rebuilt in 1955. They are really good looking. Like I said
your modeling pushes me to get better. Bill Welch as well.
fenton

On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 11:22 PM, <cepropst@q.com> wrote:

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I have sure learned alot more about those cars in that article since I
made them. I'd like to sell the URTX reefer and have a repainted one too
I'd like to be rid of.

I feel Ted did too uch too soon. I always warned him about burning out,
but he blew up instead : /
Clark Propst


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Thanks Clark, as a coincidence I was just re-reading your articles in Vol
one of Ted Culotta's Prototype Railroad Modeling magezine. Good stuff and
very inspirational. I sure wish Ted could have continued this magazine.
Thanks for the nice thoughts,
fenton



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


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Re: NYC Gondola

rdgbuff56
 

Lot 791G    Photo Date: 6-23-70 Reading, Pa.   Car has roof cover.   Built 10-49  Greenville

Basically the LL Proto 2000 Gon with unusual scheme.

Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.
Sunbury, Pa.


________________________________
From: Brian Carlson <prrk41361@yahoo.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2012 11:17 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] NYC Gondola


 
What date is the pic? Or reweigh date on the car?

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2012 7:15 PM
To: NYC-Railroad@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] NYC Gondola

On page 42 of the NYC color guide there is a picture of gondola NYC 749592.
It appears to be painted silver. Does anybody know why? Sorry I can't find
an on-line photo.

Thanks!
Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.
Sunbury, Pa.

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Re: Latest craftsman

Clark Propst
 

I have sure learned alot more about those cars in that article since I made them. I'd like to sell the URTX reefer and have a repainted one too I'd like to be rid of.

I feel Ted did too uch too soon. I always warned him about burning out, but he blew up instead : /
Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Thanks Clark, as a coincidence I was just re-reading your articles in Vol
one of Ted Culotta's Prototype Railroad Modeling magezine. Good stuff and
very inspirational. I sure wish Ted could have continued this magazine.
Thanks for the nice thoughts,
fenton


Re: NYC Gondola

Brian Carlson
 

What date is the pic? Or reweigh date on the car?



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.
Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2012 7:15 PM
To: NYC-Railroad@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] NYC Gondola





On page 42 of the NYC color guide there is a picture of gondola NYC 749592.
It appears to be painted silver. Does anybody know why? Sorry I can't find
an on-line photo.

Thanks!
Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.
Sunbury, Pa.

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Re: Shorpy and the A.T.&S.F

Michael Aufderheide
 

Gene,

Of the 22,350 box and auto cars on the Sante Fe at the time 14,450 were steel sheathed or 64.65%. If it weren't for the March photo date, I would wonder if many of the Bx-3, 11, 12, & 13s were busy in the plains states for the harvest.

Regards,

Mike Aufderheide

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Gene" <bierglaeser@...> wrote:

There are fewer single-sheathed box cars than I would have expected. Since the majority of box cars appear to be Santa Fe, to the extent that such a determination can be made, what does that say about the Santa Fe box car fleet?

Did the Santa Fe have fewer single-sheathed box car series?

Had the Santa Fe replaced most of their single-sheathed box cars with all-steel, double-sheathed cars by the time of the photo?

Gene Green


Re: Latest craftsman

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks Clark, as a coincidence I was just re-reading your articles in Vol
one of Ted Culotta's Prototype Railroad Modeling magezine. Good stuff and
very inspirational. I sure wish Ted could have continued this magazine.
Thanks for the nice thoughts,
fenton

On Sat, Dec 22, 2012 at 6:29 PM, <cepropst@q.com> wrote:

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I barrowed a copy of the latest Craftsman to read Fentons article. I
noticed some very nicely weathered cars in the Accurail ad. So far Ive
just looked at Fentons photos. Looks like quite a project. Well done
Fenton!!
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

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


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NYC Gondola

rdgbuff56
 

On page 42 of the NYC color guide there is a picture of gondola NYC 749592.  It appears to be painted silver.  Does anybody know why?  Sorry I can't find an on-line photo.



Thanks!
Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.
Sunbury, Pa.


Latest craftsman

Clark Propst
 

I barrowed a copy of the latest Craftsman to read Fenton’s article. I noticed some very nicely weathered cars in the Accurail ad. So far I’ve just looked at Fenton’s photos. Looks like quite a project. Well done Fenton!!
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

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Re: Sunshine vinegar tank car

Pierre <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Denny,
The day I stop listening to good advice is the day I should hang up my Xacto knife.
Thanks,
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, dennyanspach <danspach@...> wrote:

Pierre, recognizing that you truly need no advice from me or just about anyone else in how to build models, Bill Darnaby's post on this list some years ago (#20484) and Ted Cullotta (#36207) on building this great car kit were, and still are, gold standards as to how two great modelers approached and completed successfully this extraordinary kit. I also contributed some working notes on the same kit in a post about three years ago (#86281 November 4, 2009).

The most important piece of advice that I learned from Bill, and then slavishly copied, was to deep-six the multitudinous brass wire tank bands, and the clunky process required to bend them, in favor of using nylon monofilament fishing line instead (easily secured with ACC). Although I used some line of the proper diameter found serendipitously wrapped around the propellor of my old ChrisCraft, I determined at the same time that lines of the same weight can have different diameters; so be careful (c. 8-13 lb. line, if I recall).

A broomstick does indeed work in shaping the tank wrapper- for me much better than the PVC pipe included in the kit.

Checking available prototype photos of these cars, the number of tank bands in the kit directions are fewer than the prototype. The ease of using the nylon line allowed me to replicate the correct prototype number.

I substituted PSC handrail clamps for the ones supplied in the kit.

The cast urethane "clamps" for the tank bands in the kit are also crude at best, but still presentable. If I am correct, however, I believe that Tichy has much better bands, which I would have used if I had known about them. The latter "may" also be predrilled, which if so, would void a lot of drilled finger tips.

Denny


Denny S. Anspach M
Sacramento







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Re: Sunshine vinegar tank car

dennyanspach <danspach@...>
 

Pierre, recognizing that you truly need no advice from me or just about anyone else in how to build models, Bill Darnaby's post on this list some years ago (#20484) and Ted Cullotta (#36207) on building this great car kit were, and still are, gold standards as to how two great modelers approached and completed successfully this extraordinary kit. I also contributed some working notes on the same kit in a post about three years ago (#86281 November 4, 2009).

The most important piece of advice that I learned from Bill, and then slavishly copied, was to deep-six the multitudinous brass wire tank bands, and the clunky process required to bend them, in favor of using nylon monofilament fishing line instead (easily secured with ACC). Although I used some line of the proper diameter found serendipitously wrapped around the propellor of my old ChrisCraft, I determined at the same time that lines of the same weight can have different diameters; so be careful (c. 8-13 lb. line, if I recall).

A broomstick does indeed work in shaping the tank wrapper- for me much better than the PVC pipe included in the kit.

Checking available prototype photos of these cars, the number of tank bands in the kit directions are fewer than the prototype. The ease of using the nylon line allowed me to replicate the correct prototype number.

I substituted PSC handrail clamps for the ones supplied in the kit.

The cast urethane "clamps" for the tank bands in the kit are also crude at best, but still presentable. If I am correct, however, I believe that Tichy has much better bands, which I would have used if I had known about them. The latter "may" also be predrilled, which if so, would void a lot of drilled finger tips.

Denny


Denny S. Anspach M
Sacramento


Re: Again, Dry Ice

Tim O'Connor
 

Google is your friend. Ask him.

Many posts cover car construction and where and how dry ice was made. Unless I missed a post, the question still remains of who received dry ice and for what purpose (other than Crystal Ice in metropolitan areas). My model RR is set during mid-WWII, 1942 � 1944. Do I need dry ice service cars?
Thanks, Bill J


Re: Again, Dry Ice

Brad Andonian
 

Rich yoder makes mathieson models and I am sure he can offer guidance

Brad andonian


Again, Dry Ice

Bill J.
 

Many posts cover car construction and where and how dry ice was made. Unless I missed a post, the question still remains of who received dry ice and for what purpose (other than Crystal Ice in metropolitan areas). My model RR is set during mid-WWII, 1942 – 1944. Do I need dry ice service cars?

Thanks, Bill J


Re: Shorpy and the A.T.&S.F

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Francis A. Pehowic, Jr. wrote:
Looking back, you are absolutely right on both accounts. Looking over too many photos today. Two of those tanks do seem to have unusually small domes.
One exception to the "2% rule" was for cars which only carried water, since its expansion with temperature is so small. Santa Fe did have a fair fleet of tank cars in water service, and if restricted to that cargo only, could have had smaller domes.

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


Re: Shorpy and the A.T.&S.F

ottokroutil
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:

On Dec 21, 2012, at 10:16 AM, David Henderson wrote:
Found this on the Shorpy website. Thank you Jack Delano!
http://www.shorpy.com/node/14279

A (typically) spectacular photo by Delano. However, the comment
attached to the photo is seriously misleading. ....
Richard Hendrickson

Another comment refers to "Hill B" in the photo. I believe the shot was taken from the 1st. Street viaduct looking RR east, with the passenger facilities on the left, in which case "Hill B" would be behind the photographer to the right. This photo is one of many Jack Delano photos published in Valle's wonderful book "The Iron Horse at War".
Regards, Otto



Re: Shorpy and the A.T.&S.F

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

Additionally, by 1944, Santa Fe was using large amounts of diesel fuel to fuel their fleet of FT locomotives, especially on the Arizona Division.


 
Bill Daniels
San Francisco, CA



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From: Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@opendoor.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Shorpy and the A.T.&S.F


 
On Dec 21, 2012, at 10:16 AM, David Henderson wrote:
Found this on the Shorpy website. Thank you Jack Delano!
http://www.shorpy.com/node/14279

A (typically) spectacular photo by Delano. However, the comment
attached to the photo is seriously misleading. Barstow was a natural
connecting point where Santa Fe cars were gathered for reassignment,
since the Los Angeles, Arizona, and Valley divisions all terminated
there. So most of the cars in the photo were not loads in trains but
empties being sorted. Note, for example, the long string of empty
ballast hoppers and gons. As for the tank cars, that's all
locomotive fuel, some destined for Barstow while other cars were
headed east to engine terminals on the Arizona division and north to
engine terminals on the Valley division. It took a lot of bunker C
to fuel all those steam locomotives. Though there were exceptions
(e.g., solid reefer blocks), photos of most trains en route over
Cajon Pass, Tehachapi Pass, passing through Needles, etc. typically
show a proportion of foreign road to ATSF cars on the order of 3 to 1
or 4 to 1.

Richard Hendrickson

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