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Re: car tire weights

Tony Thompson
 

Andy Harman wrote:

 
I went searching for lead flashing in the Cincinnati area and came up empty.  Apparently it's just not used in roofing around here the way it is out west.  I wound up ordering a 3x6' lead sheet from McMaster-Carr in Cleveland about 8 years ago.  I've probably used half of it.  It is the easiest to work with, better than shot, tire weights or anything else.  Used it in freight, passenger, locos etc.  I also have some Cerrobend on hand which comes in handy on some applications... Like steam loco boilers.

  I agree with Andy, lead sheet is far easier to work with than wheel weights. I bought my sheet of lead at a plumbing supply place, so if you strike with roofing supplies, you can try plumbers. My sheet, like Andy's, is probably only half used -- definitely a lifetime supply.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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Re: car tire weights

Andy Harman
 

I went searching for lead flashing in the Cincinnati area and came up empty.  Apparently it's just not used in roofing around here the way it is out west.  I wound up ordering a 3x6' lead sheet from McMaster-Carr in Cleveland about 8 years ago.  I've probably used half of it.  It is the easiest to work with, better than shot, tire weights or anything else.  Used it in freight, passenger, locos etc.  I also have some Cerrobend on hand which comes in handy on some applications... Like steam loco boilers.

Sent from my overpriced graham cracker

On Dec 31, 2013, at 10:12 AM, Denny Anspach <danspachmd@...> wrote:

(My) common sources for car weights:  salvage from ubiquitous medical facilities that have had lead-lined rooms for x-rays;  printing type (the best source because they are already perfectly sized);  lead flashing-  easy (easy!) to use and commonly available without having to melt, etc.; and mounds of foreign currency that are either impractical or impossible to exchange, e.g. Franks, Baht, Rubles, more Franks, Pesos, Francs, and Crowns (various).  I have not yet had to use car weights because of the ease of using the foregoing, but....I am prepared to do so!

Denny
 
Denny S. Anspach
Sacramento, CA


Re: 3 3 3 dreadnaught ends

Tom Madden
 

I checked the WestRail 3-3-3 ends against an IMWX 10' 0" IH boxcar shell and they are a perfect match - if you remove the rivet strip at the top of the ends. The castings are filled polyester and are slightly cupped. Don't know if they will flatten with heat.


Tom Madden





ACL stock car

ed_mines
 

Car is pictured in the RMC plan book p23. Car has Pratt trusses , drednaught ends & a murphy roof. Built by the Mt. Vernon car co. Anyone know of similar cars?

 

Ed Mines


Re: ACF 70t covered hopper seam capped roofs

pierre.oliver@...
 

Schuyler,
I'm still waiting for my web guy to update the website. You can see an example here;
http://elgincarshops.blogspot.ca/2013/10/ac-covered-hopper-roof-with-type-3.html
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com


Precision Scale track

bierglaeser@...
 

This is off topic but while the cat's away, the mice will play.


I have 3 packages of Precision Scale HO track  which I believe to be code 70.  Strangely, it has little oval "buttons" on each tie the effect of which is to give the track super elevation.  I don't recall how I came to acquire Precision scale track nor do I recall ever seeing an ad for such track.


Does anyone know anything about this track?

Is it really from Precision Scale?  I find nothing about track on their web site.


Answers should be off-list to bierglaeser at yahoo dot com.


Gene Green 


Re: ACF 70t covered hopper seam capped roofs

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I have read about this roof, but it's not (easily) found on their webpage.
Is there an image (or several) on line somewhere?

Schuyler



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Tom
Palmer
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 1:58 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] ACF 70t covered hopper seam capped roofs





Gents,

I have just spent some time looking over the roof that
Yarmouth Model Works has produced. I will not discuss the details of getting
this project to see the light of day, but I will say Pierre and his crew
have done an outstanding job of it. Those of us who need this roof will be
very pleased. The rivet detail is all there. The latch hardware is extremely
well executed. These are designed to drop in place for the Intermountain car
and fit very well. There are also decals available for several roads in
process of being produced or are already being made from a couple sources.



Best regards, Tom Palmer


Re: GARX Reefers

brianleppert@att.net
 

Steve, you can add 135 cars in 10-49.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@..., "Steve and Barb Hile" <shile@...> wrote:

Thanks guys! In summary



GARX 67750-67999



1-43 224

1-49 183

7-50 34

10-50 25

4-51 6

10-51 4

1-52 3

1-53 1



And the 16 RI ice cars (RI 65211-65226) come out in the first half of 1950.
Still there is a bunch of cars leaving the roster at that time.


Re: 3 3 3 dreadnaught ends

Jeff Pellas <jppellas@...>
 

When I built the Comet boxcar, I attached styrene strips for the outside bracing and cut the cardstock sides into individual pieces that fit in between the styrene braces. I also cut out the doors and made them thicker by gluing thin strips of wood to their backs while adding other styrene for the upper and lower door tracks. Paint the boxcar before adding the card stock pieces. 
  

Jeff
jppellas@...


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From: Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...>
To: STMFC
Sent: Wed, Jan 1, 2014 1:56 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 3 3 3 dreadnaught ends



On Jan 1, 2014, at 9:52 AM, rwitt_2000@... wrote:

Was it the old kit by Arden for a Wabash 40-ft SS automobile box car?
No, an even older kit than that, Bob, without end door and with embossed printed cardboard sides (the side framing wasn’t much more than suggested, which is why I didn’t build the kit).

Richard Hendrickson




ACF 70t covered hopper seam capped roofs

Tom Palmer
 

Gents,

                I have just spent some time looking over the roof that Yarmouth Model Works has produced. I will not discuss the details of getting this project to see the light of day, but I will say Pierre and his crew have done an outstanding job of it. Those of us who need this roof will be very pleased. The rivet detail is all there. The latch hardware is extremely well executed. These are designed to drop in place for the Intermountain car and fit very well. There are also decals available for several roads in process of being produced or are already being made from a couple sources.

               

Best regards, Tom Palmer


Re: 3 3 3 dreadnaught ends

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jan 1, 2014, at 9:52 AM, rwitt_2000@... wrote:

Was it the old kit by Arden for a Wabash 40-ft SS automobile box car?
No, an even older kit than that, Bob, without end door and with embossed printed cardboard sides (the side framing wasn’t much more than suggested, which is why I didn’t build the kit).

Richard Hendrickson



Re: GARX Reefers

Tom Palmer
 

Tom,

According to the MKT Freight Equipment Folio No. 41, page 8.
The 79001-79157 single sheathed boxcars built in 1943 at the Denison Texas
car shops are rebuilds from the GARX 52001-52200 refrigerators. From what I
have been able to determine the lease of these cars would have been
terminated sometime in 1943 when the cars were purchased for conversion.



Regards to all, Tom Palmer



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Richard Hendrickson
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 11:44 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] GARX Reefers

On Jan 1, 2014, at 7:53 AM, Thomas Baker <bakert@...> wrote:





Reference to GARX cars brings up a question: Just last night I visited an HO
modeling friend. On his layout I saw a refrigerator car, GARX, leased to
the MKT. Would this leasing arrangement have still been operational in
1952?

Tom, there may be Katy modelers out there who can answer this question for
certain, but it's my understanding that this lease agreement was interrupted
by World War II and was not renewed after the war. Unfortunately, General
American's ORER entries provide no enlightenment. I have several photos of
these cars but they date from the late '30s/early '40s, with the most recent
having been taken in 1941.



Richard Hendrickson


Re: 3 3 3 dreadnaught ends

rwitt_2000
 

Was it the old Arden kit for a Wabash 40-ft SS box car?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Arden-Realistic-Model-Trains-WABASH-HO-40-AUTOMOBILE-CAR-Kits-NIB-RARE-/301040450452?nma=true&si=Eysh4hnZnlAgSA048Ize%252FnaAiSM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Regards,

Bob Witt


Re: 3 3 3 dreadnaught ends

rwitt_2000
 

Was it the old kit by Arden for a Wabash 40-ft SS automobile box car?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Arden-Realistic-Model-Trains-WABASH-HO-40-AUTOMOBILE-CAR-Kits-NIB-RARE-/301040450452?nma=true&si=Eysh4hnZnlAgSA048Ize%252FnaAiSM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


Regards,


Bob Witt


Re: GARX Reefers

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jan 1, 2014, at 7:53 AM, Thomas Baker <bakert@...> wrote:

Reference to GARX cars brings up a question: Just last night I visited an HO modeling friend.  On his layout I saw a refrigerator car, GARX, leased to the MKT.  Would this leasing arrangement have still been operational in 1952?
Tom, there may be Katy modelers out there who can answer this question for certain, but it’s my understanding that this lease agreement was interrupted by World War II and was not renewed after the war.  Unfortunately, General American’s ORER entries provide no enlightenment.  I have several photos of these cars but they date from the late ‘30s/early ‘40s, with the most recent having been taken in 1941.

Richard Hendrickson



Re: GARX Reefers

Thomas Baker
 

Reference to GARX cars brings up a question: Just last night I visited an HO modeling friend.  On his layout I saw a refrigerator car, GARX, leased to the MKT.  Would this leasing arrangement have still been operational in 1952? 

Tom Baker


From: STMFC@... [STMFC@...] on behalf of abrown@... [abrown@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 6:14 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] RE: GARX Reefers



Number of cars in GARX 67750-67999, by ORER date: 1/43, 224; 7/50, 34; 1/53, 1.

-- hth --

-- Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: GARX Reefers

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Thanks guys!  In summary

 

GARX 67750-67999

 

1-43            224

1-49            183

7-50            34

10-50        25

4-51            6

10-51        4

1-52            3

1-53            1

 

And the 16 RI ice cars (RI 65211-65226) come out in the first half of 1950.  Still there is a bunch of cars leaving the roster at that time.

 

Happy New Year!

 

Steve Hile

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of abrown@...
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 5:15 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] RE: GARX Reefers

 

 

Number of cars in GARX 67750-67999, by ORER date: 1/43, 224; 7/50, 34; 1/53, 1.

-- hth --

-- Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: HO Archbar Trucks

earlyrail
 


Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:09 pm (PST) . Posted by:
"Paul Hillman" behillman

Chuck,

Thanks for the lead to PSC. Went there and didn't see any individual leaf-springs but there are arch-bar leaf-spring type trucks, but, again, no journal-spacings. Would have to contact them about that.
Go to the Precision Scale web site
www.precisionscaleco.com

Detail Parts
Springs
scroll down
item 31968
item 357 on next page

Howard Garner

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Re: GARX Reefers

al_brown03
 

Number of cars in GARX 67750-67999, by ORER date: 1/43, 224; 7/50, 34; 1/53, 1.

-- hth --

-- Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: HO Archbar Trucks

Dave Lawler
 

Paul, I have several dozen of the bronze leaf spring sets left over from our kits (The Car Shop). I'll certainly never use them all and I will be glad to send you what you need for your project.
Also, the Central Valley archbar trucks, part No T-53, are 5' wheelbase and these springs should fit them correctly.
Dave Lawler

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