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O Scale C&O Stock car kit

Bill Lane
 

A friend is working on his 2nd kit project now, a laser cut C&O Stock car in
S Scale. http://www.eastwestrailservice.com/index.php/coming-soon I am
helping him make some of the castings in Solidworks. His first kit was an S
Scale SOO Line Stock car - which is still available in S Scale.



Al is considering making the C&O Stock car in O Scale. He got all the needed
drawings right from the C&O Historical Society.



Please contact Al directly al@eastwestrailservice.com (Not me !) if you have
interest in seeing this car in O Scale. Since O Scale is a completely new
direction, the price and availability are all very to be determined at this
point.



Thank You,
Bill Lane

Modeling the Mighty Pennsy & PRSL in 1957 in S Scale since 1987

See my finished models at:
<http://www.lanestrains.com/> http://www.lanestrains.com
Look at what has been made in PRR in S Scale!



See my layout progess at:

<http://www.lanestrains.com/My_Layout.htm>
http://www.lanestrains.com/My_Layout.htm

Custom Train Parts Design
<http://www.lanestrains.com/SolidWorks_Modeling.htm>
http://www.lanestrains.com/SolidWorks_Modeling.htm

PRR Builders Photos Bought, Sold & Traded
(Trading is MUCH preferred)
<http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRphotos.xls>
http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRphotos.xls

***Join the PRR T&HS***
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meat reefer modeling

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Like many on this list, I have been eagerly waiting for the upcoming Rapido meat reefers for two years now. But in the meantime, I went ahead with some re-detailing and kitbashing to create a few 37-foot meat cars of my own. The final post in this blog series about the modeling is now available, If interested, you can find it at this link:

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2013/05/modeling-meat-reefers-part-5.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@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Covered Hoppers

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

David Payne wrote:
I recall two-bay covered hoppers placed for unloading feed at a couple of small distributors in the early/mid-1960s and even as late as the early 1970s; which certainly fits the time period of this group and even extends beyond.
Actually, David, the group topic range is to 1960, so I would say your observations do NOT fit.

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: Norwest Scale Models

Kenneth Montero
 

Ben,

Norwest had a "closing up sale" several years ago. I got some kits at that time.

Ken Montero

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pierre" <pierre.oliver@start.ca>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:30:22 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Norwest Scale Models






Ben,
I approached Brian Pate about buying his patterns and was flatly refused.
The line is dead, as far as I'm concerned.
Was there something in particular you were interested in?
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com , "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@...> wrote:

Anyone know the status of the Norwest resin line? Found a thread back
in 2010 regarding possibilities of who some of the kits may go to but
nothing since. Thanks in advance!

Ben Hom


Re: Greg Komar

John
 

I'm sure he wouldn't mind me repeating it here:
-----------------------------------------------
Fellow modeler:

After 20+ years producing the finest DryTransfers, and later, my `Heresy Line' of "WetSlimy" decals, it's time to go.

Orders will not be accepted after July 31st, 2013.

DryTransfer order will be shipped from existing stock.

As always, WetSlimies will have the same minimum order of two sets of each design and scale, with a maximum of ten sets (total) per order. There is no minimum or maximum order for DryTransfer sets.

Attached are a couple of files with my current listings, and ordering information. Digital illustrated catalog upon request.

My sincerest thanks to all my customers.

It has been my pleasure and privilege to have served you!

May your modeling continue to be a joy to yourself and to others.

My best to you and to yours.

GregKomar
DryTransfers
13704 Country Court Drive
Tampa, FL33625
gkomar@mindspring.com

"You can spend just as much on many another hobby, golf for instance.
The main difference is that in Model Railroading, you have something
substantial to betray the expenditure." ---Bill McClanahan, 1961

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

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

John Sykes wrote:
"I got an e-mail from Greg Komar today, saying he is going out of business
effective July 31 2013."

Did he provide any details on selling down inventory or filling orders before
closing up shop.

Ben Hom


Re: HOPEFULLY CLOSE TO FREIGHT CARS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Thanks for the reply Tim. The sheet that
was enclosed with the kit specified "handcart". It has handles on both ends
and railroad wheels. The completed
model photo is of a MP car with numbers. I agree with you that it is not
likely.

Bill Pardie


Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

-----Original message-----
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, May 16, 2013 20:37:47 GMT+00:00
Subject: Re: [STMFC] HOPEFULLY CLOSE TO FREIGHT CARS

Bill

Do you mean handcar, or handcart? Somehow I doubt that a simple
handcart would be a "roster" item.

Tim O'Connor



I hope that I am not out of order but will give this a try. I came across
the handcart
handout kit from the Naperville meet several years ago. I had forgotten
about it
and decided to comlete it as I was doing some yard structures. I model the
Southern
Pacific and wondered of this and other types of carts were numbered or just
stenciled
with SPMW.

Thanks in advance for any information:

Bill Pardie


Re: HOPEFULLY CLOSE TO FREIGHT CARS

Tim O'Connor
 

Bill

Do you mean handcar, or handcart? Somehow I doubt that a simple
handcart would be a "roster" item.

Tim O'Connor

I hope that I am not out of order but will give this a try. I came across the handcart
handout kit from the Naperville meet several years ago. I had forgotten about it
and decided to comlete it as I was doing some yard structures. I model the Southern
Pacific and wondered of this and other types of carts were numbered or just stenciled
with SPMW.

Thanks in advance for any information:

Bill Pardie


HOPEFULLY CLOSE TO FREIGHT CARS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I hope that I am not out of order but will give this a try. I came across the handcart
handout kit from the Naperville meet several years ago. I had forgotten about it
and decided to comlete it as I was doing some yard structures. I model the Southern
Pacific and wondered of this and other types of carts were numbered or just stenciled
with SPMW.

Thanks in advance for any information:

Bill Pardie


Re: Louisville & Wadley Boxcar(s).

BRIAN <briantovey123@...>
 

Al,Todd,

After having a good hard look at the pictures of G&F box cars i`d failed to notice that whilst they were inverse Murphy ends they`re the wrong ones.
The G&F ones have full width inverse ribs,where`s the L&W`s car are shorter and the same as the ones used on the LV`s #75000-76349 cars.
The plot thicken`s!.
Anyway as a friend has pointed out, Sunshine made a kit that`s right except for the ends.All i have to do now is find one.......

Cheers,
Brian Tovey, UK.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "al_brown03" <abrown@...> wrote:

G&F 7246-7500 had Howe truss sides and inverse Murphy ends, so I'm persuaded.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


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

Doesn't look anything like any C of G cars that I know of. I was thinking G & F as well.


Todd Horton


________________________________
From: BRIAN <briantovey123@>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:02 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Louisville & Wadley Boxcar(s).


 

Thanks Al,

I dont think it came from the CofG,as the only info i have is in the STMFC reference manual,and it only list`s 300 cars(#3000-3299)with Dreadnaught ends/H,Radial roof.

I had thought that it might have escaped from the Georgia & Florida though,as i have pictures of similar cars at Douglas in 55' on the RIP tracks.

Brian Tovey,UK.

--- In mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com, "al_brown03" <abrown@> wrote:

In the 1/43 ORER, L&W box 110 (L&W's only boxcar) is listed as *passenger* equipment. (Did they maybe use it for LCL on their mixed train?) Equipment owned by the Wrightsville & Tennille group of railroads (including L&W and Wadley Southern) wasn't used in interchange. The 1/53 ORER doesn't show any L&W boxcars.

The sides are Howe truss all right; the end looks to me like an *inverse* Murphy. I can't tell what the roof is from that angle, would defer to better roof spotters than I. Since these roads were controlled by the Central of Georgia (Drury, "Historical Guide", p 359), might L&W 110 have come from the CofG?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.






--- In mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com, "BRIAN" <briantovey123@> wrote:

Hi Group,

I`ve put a photo of L&W boxcar #110 in a photo folder entitled 'BT`s Pic`s'.
Can anyone tell me if this was the part of a group of cars the Louisville & Wadley railway had,and if so is were they used in interchange service or for on line use only.
And am i correct in that it is an Alternate ARA car with Murphy ends and a Hutchins Dry lading roof?.

Thanks in advance,

Brian T.





Re: Covered Hoppers

Tim O'Connor
 

the main thing driving larger cars was cost, not revenues.
revenue was less important because rates were regulated on
the basis of tons and distance, so the number of cars made
a bigger difference to railroads than to the shippers. the
"big john" rate battle in the 1960's was fought over the right
of the railroad to offer a lower price based on a larger car --
to the ICC this was 'unfair' and so the battle was joined...
and it took another 20+ years to dismantle the ICC control of
rates.

so anyway, covered hoppers of various sizes were used for grains,
cement, lime, sand, etc more or less whatever car size happened
to be available and allowable in the 1950's. it wasn't until the
era of price based on car size (and later, train size) that optimal
loading (max tons per car) became vitally important to shippers.

Tim O'


Re: Greg Komar

Rhbale@...
 

To view Greg Komar's catalog of decals go to:

http://www.greatdecals.com/GregKomar.htm

Richard Bale
_

In a message dated 5/15/2013 7:34:26 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
mark@euphoriatt.com writes:




Where can I find the latest catalog?

Thanks,

Mark P Stamm





_ (http://www.model-railroad-hobbyist.com/) _mark@euphoriatt.com_
(mailto:mark@euphoriatt.com) _

Sent from my mobile device

On May 15, 2013, at 9:32 PM, Tim O'Connor <_
(http://www.model-railroad-hobbyist.com/) _timboconnor@comcast.net_ (mailto:timboconnor@comcast.net) _>
wrote:


Greg has provided his final catalog #12 (PDF or XLS format) and
will fill all orders received by July 31st.

Greg's dry transfers/decals (you can get them either way) are among
the very best in prototype fidelity.

Tim O'Connor

John Sykes wrote:
"I got an e-mail from Greg Komar today, saying he is going out of
business
effective July 31 2013."
Did he provide any details on selling down inventory or filling orders
before
closing up shop.
Ben Hom

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

_ (http://www.model-railroad-hobbyist.com/)


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Covered Hoppers

David Payne
 

In a message dated 3/16/2013 9:52:11 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
STMFC@yahoogroups.com writes:

Au contraire.

First of all the size of the car. Two or three bay covered hoppers carry
high density products such as cement, kaolin or lime (or in the good old
days, carbon black). Four and five bay covered hoppers carry lighter materials
such as plastic pellets, grain or flour.


Please, not so fast on the "au contraire" ... as with most topics discussed
here, there are certain variables which include "What year is it?"

I recall two-bay covered hoppers placed for unloading feed at a couple of
small distributors in the early/mid-1960s and even as late as the early
1970s; which certainly fits the time period of this group and even extends
beyond.

The discussion of four- and five-bay covered hoppers and plastic pellets
generally fits in another group (MFCL) as only (I know, never say only and
never say never) the Southern "Big John" covered hoppers fit the four-bay
grain-carrying cars in the mid-1960s.

I recall being s-s-s-o-o-o impressed when I first saw the L&N three-bay
ACF 4650 49 ft 97.5 ton covered hoppers in their blue paint and yellow
lettering!

David Payne
Georgia


Re: Ping: Jerry Glow

George Corral <g.corral@...>
 

Jerry advised me that he's had technical issues as well as illness in the family that have hampered production and shipping. It appears that some have been waiting a while for orders to be completed but I, for one, will be patient for just a bit longer and give Jerry a chance to catch up.

George Corral
La Grange, KY


Re: Louisville & Wadley Boxcar(s).

al_brown03
 

G&F 7246-7500 had Howe truss sides and inverse Murphy ends, so I'm persuaded.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

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

Doesn't look anything like any C of G cars that I know of. I was thinking G & F as well.


Todd Horton


________________________________
From: BRIAN <briantovey123@...>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:02 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Louisville & Wadley Boxcar(s).


 

Thanks Al,

I dont think it came from the CofG,as the only info i have is in the STMFC reference manual,and it only list`s 300 cars(#3000-3299)with Dreadnaught ends/H,Radial roof.

I had thought that it might have escaped from the Georgia & Florida though,as i have pictures of similar cars at Douglas in 55' on the RIP tracks.

Brian Tovey,UK.

--- In mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com, "al_brown03" <abrown@> wrote:

In the 1/43 ORER, L&W box 110 (L&W's only boxcar) is listed as *passenger* equipment. (Did they maybe use it for LCL on their mixed train?) Equipment owned by the Wrightsville & Tennille group of railroads (including L&W and Wadley Southern) wasn't used in interchange. The 1/53 ORER doesn't show any L&W boxcars.

The sides are Howe truss all right; the end looks to me like an *inverse* Murphy. I can't tell what the roof is from that angle, would defer to better roof spotters than I. Since these roads were controlled by the Central of Georgia (Drury, "Historical Guide", p 359), might L&W 110 have come from the CofG?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.






--- In mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com, "BRIAN" <briantovey123@> wrote:

Hi Group,

I`ve put a photo of L&W boxcar #110 in a photo folder entitled 'BT`s Pic`s'.
Can anyone tell me if this was the part of a group of cars the Louisville & Wadley railway had,and if so is were they used in interchange service or for on line use only.
And am i correct in that it is an Alternate ARA car with Murphy ends and a Hutchins Dry lading roof?.

Thanks in advance,

Brian T.



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


The NYCSHS has been very busy and you need to check out what we have been doing.

Noel Widdifield <NYCBigFour@...>
 

If you haven't looked at the NYCSHS website today, you need to do that today. We have been busy and want to share what all we have been doing.
The NYCSHS' Busy Month

2013 Convention Over

2014 Convention Planned for Cleveland

NYCSHS Boxcars Models Almost Sold Out

NYCS 19000 Caboose Introduced

1st In Series of Valuation Map DVD's Introduced

Above the Hickory Creek DVD Offered for Sale

Sights and Sounds of the NYCSHS 2013 Convention DVD Offered

CFA/B-6/9 TrueLine Trains HO-Scale C-Liners Offered at Big Savings

75th Anniversary of the First Run of the 1938 20th Century Limited T-Shirt Offered at Convention

Wooden NYCS and NYCSHS Plaques Offered at Convention

To see these activities and more, go to our website at NYCSHS.org

We are very pleased with what we are now offering to our members and others. If you are a NYCS fan you will be pleased.

NYCSHS Board of Directors


Re: Rocket Express kits

Charlie Duckworth
 

Jan
I've built three of Ron's HO kits over the years and have the LCL caboose still to go. While it takes several months to receive them they are well packaged, with a detailed check list of the contents. His latest model, the single sheathed caboose, was challenging to build but has much more detail than the brass Overland model that came out years ago.

They are definately worth the wait.

Charlie Duckworth


Center Plate Height

Dennis Storzek
 

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

Regarding the overall height of freight cars and the possibility that changing trucks might change the height, I searched through quite a few Car Builder's Dictionarys/Cyclopedias and Interchange Rule books expecting to find a standard height from top of rail to surface of center plate on truck bolster.

I found a range of heights from 26 to 29 3/8 inches. Can anyone shed any additional light.

Gene Green

That's because standardization came late to truck center plate height. The 1922 CBC shows freight cars trucks with dimensions of 2'-3 1/4" and 2'-2 3/4", none claiming to be a standard. All the trucks built to "AAR dimensions" in the 1940 CBC show 2'-1 3/4". I have not been able to track down when these standard dimensions were adopted, and please note the dimensions for passenger trucks were different. All these are the height when installed under a "light car". Of course, spring deflection under load will lower this, as will wheel wear, which is why the AAR standard for the height of the coupler centerline is a range.

As I mentioned earlier, the standardized dimension was lower than what was commonly used before, so when applying new trucks to an old car, a piece of 1" or 1-1/2" plate riveted between the center plate and body bolster set things right.

Dennis


Re: Ping: Jerry Glow

Malcolm H. Houck
 

Likewise... I have a decal order with Jerry outstanding from Feb 2012
and am getting no replies to direct emails, so I too beg the lists'
forgiveness in attempting contact via this route.

Alan Monk
London, UK
And I as well, back to July of last year...

Craig Zeni
Cary NC

Something is amiss of recent times. Only early last summer
(2012) I'd contacted Jerry via E-mail with an attachment of
an ex-PRR R7 single sheathed reefer image in silver paint and
lettered for Mathieson Dry Ice (mandatory STMF content).
His reply for an estimate of cost for his minimum custom
order came back within a week.

Another modeler and I chipped in for the cost of the ten sets
he required as a custom order and the decals came back
(excellently done, I must add) within about ten days after
mailing out the check.

This has been my only contact with Jerry Glow, but since I
have seen the difficulties experienced by others, which seems
to have taken place almost immediately after my own
satisfactory experience, and now continues to date.

Mal Houck (also begging forgiveness if needed but only adding
information)


Re: Greg Komar

Mark Stamm
 

Where can I find the latest catalog?

Thanks,

Mark P Stamm
mark@euphoriatt.com

Sent from my mobile device

On May 15, 2013, at 9:32 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net> wrote:


Greg has provided his final catalog #12 (PDF or XLS format) and
will fill all orders received by July 31st.

Greg's dry transfers/decals (you can get them either way) are among
the very best in prototype fidelity.

Tim O'Connor

John Sykes wrote:
"I got an e-mail from Greg Komar today, saying he is going out of business
effective July 31 2013."
Did he provide any details on selling down inventory or filling orders before
closing up shop.
Ben Hom


Re: Red Caboose HO 38545-03 1937 AAR Double Door Box Car, Southern Pacific (Sans Serif) #63971

Robert kirkham
 

it isn't something I know a great deal about, as my experience is mostly with measuring equipment built in the 1920's or earlier (eg. fowler boxcars in various states of preservation around North America) - so my experience is heavily biased toward the less standard group that Dennis acknowledged for early 20th c. cars in his e-mail.

Rob Kirkham

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5:03 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Red Caboose HO 38545-03 1937 AAR Double Door Box Car, Southern Pacific (Sans Serif) #63971

Regarding the overall height of freight cars and the possibility that changing trucks might change the height, I searched through quite a few Car Builder's Dictionarys/Cyclopedias and Interchange Rule books expecting to find a standard height from top of rail to surface of center plate on truck bolster.

I found a range of heights from 26 to 29 3/8 inches. Can anyone shed any additional light.

Gene Green



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