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Re: BLI USRA steel box cars

devansprr
 

Richard,
Your post is very intriguing - I too may have been working under a mistaken impression.
Is there any info on the re-roofing rate for these cars? Curious what percentage had the new roofs through the WWII period.

Were the cars renumbered as they went through the re-build process? If so, with old roof/new roof numbering plans, I may be able to figure out percentages from the ORER's.
Many Thanks,
Dave Evans



---In STMFC@..., <rhendrickson@...> wrote :
Robert, you’ve created a problem that doesn’t exist.  By the summer of 1946, most of the NYC’s USRA design steel box cars had new roofs - the rebuilding process started before WW II -  so he model isn’t wrong for your era.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Trying to find InterMountain ART reefer brake wheel sprues

Steve SANDIFER
 

Call Intermountain. I have secured parts from them in the past.
800)472-2530

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Steve Sandifer
12027 Mulholland Drive, Meadows Place, TX 77477
713-376-0684
www.ssandifer.com

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of fgexbill@tampabay.rr.com
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 12:42 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Trying to find InterMountain ART reefer brake wheel sprues


I would like to equip at least one if not both of the SAL Ventilated boxcars I am building with the brake wheel from IM's ART reefer. Three questions:
1.) Are/Were these available separately?
2.) If so, where?
3.) Does anyone on this list have one or two they are willing to part with for $$?
Thank you!
Bill Welch



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Re: Seaboard Herald Transition Railroad to Railway dates

al_brown03
 

SAL made that change when they came out of receivership, right after WWII. I'll look up the date when I get home tonight, if nobody else has first.

 

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Seaboard Herald Transition Railroad to Railway dates

Bill Welch
 

For a little variety if I can justify it date wise I would like to decal one of my SAL vents with the "Railroad" herald and the second with the "Railway" herald. I am hoping someone n the list can give me the date when this change became effective.
Thank you!
Bill Welch


Re: Trying to find InterMountain ART reefer brake wheel sprues

Tom Vanwormer
 

Bill,
Try www.intermountain-railway.com/‎ they are very friendly and usually very cooperative with modelers.
Tom VanWormer
Monument CO

fgexbill@... wrote:

 

I would like to equip at least one if not both of the SAL Ventilated boxcars I am building with the brake wheel from IM's ART reefer. Three questions:

1.) Are/Were these available separately?
2.) If so, where?
3.) Does anyone on this list have one or two they are willing to part with for $$?
Thank you!
Bill Welch


Trying to find InterMountain ART reefer brake wheel sprues

Bill Welch
 

I would like to equip at least one if not both of the SAL Ventilated boxcars I am building with the brake wheel from IM's ART reefer. Three questions:
1.) Are/Were these available separately?
2.) If so, where?
3.) Does anyone on this list have one or two they are willing to part with for $$?
Thank you!
Bill Welch


Re: Packages of Retainer Valves

Tim O'Connor
 

Bill, I've joined the resin builder's group but I don't see your slide show of the Seaboard car build in the photos section and the files section shows empty any help?
Bud Rindfleisch


Re: UTLX Type X

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 10, 2014, at 9:04 AM, GARY <garywildu@...> wrote:

Is there any built model or kits made for the UTLX Type X tank Car. Or do I need to find a Sunshine Type X-3 to start with. Thanks for any help on this
Gary, the Sunshine X-3 kit won’t help you, as the Type X and the X-3 are completely different cars.  However, a Type X model is in the works; just be patient.

Richard Hendrickson



Re: BLI USRA steel box cars

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 9, 2014, at 10:26 PM, Robert <rdkirkham@...> wrote:

Some of us bought the BLI model, then learned wrong era for our modelling.   At least I think wrong era – I model 1946, planning to focus sometime in the summer.
Robert, you’ve created a problem that doesn’t exist.  By the summer of 1946, most of the NYC’s USRA design steel box cars had new roofs - the rebuilding process started before WW II -  so he model isn’t wrong for your era.

Richard Hendrickson



UTLX Type X

Gary Wildung
 

Is there any built model or kits made for the UTLX Type X tank Car. Or do I need to find a Sunshine Type X-3 to start with. Thanks for any help on this
Gary


Re: CRI&P 53' war gons

Dan Sweeney Jr
 

Ross, the November 1958 Model Railroader article by Al Kamm, Jr. described how he built a roofed version of the R.I. WE gon from scratch in "O" scale.  So much for my memory, sorry!
Dan Sweeney, Jr.
Alexandria, VA


Re: CRI&P 53' war gons

Dan Sweeney Jr
 

Pretty sure it was the covered gon.  For aluminum loading out of Bettendorf?  Sorry that I "misremembered" it on the previous post.  Hatched too long ago.  :-)
Dan Sweeney, Jr.
Alexandria, VA


Re: DT&I 601-696

Eric Neubauer <eaneubauer@...>
 

That would be 1898, not 1989!
 

Does anyone have a source for DT&I 601-696 acquired in 1916? The ICC valuation report says built PSC 1900, but I can't find an appropriate match in the PSC builder list. Inside length is 29-0 per the ORER which points to P&LE, PMcK&Y, or P&W/B&O all built 1989.


DT&I 601-696

Eric Neubauer <eaneubauer@...>
 

Does anyone have a source for DT&I 601-696 acquired in 1916? The ICC valuation report says built PSC 1900, but I can't find an appropriate match in the PSC builder list. Inside length is 29-0 per the ORER which points to P&LE, PMcK&Y, or P&W/B&O all built 1989.


Re: Packages of Retainer Valves

Bud Rindfleisch
 

Bill,  I've joined the resin builder's group but I don't see your slide show of the Seaboard car build in the photos section and the files section shows empty any help?
     Bud Rindfleisch


Re: Packages of Retainer Valves

Tim O'Connor
 


I've always liked the Detail Associates retainer valve, which
represents this style, including the handle. It came with their
AB brake set.

http://www.whatcheerlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ajax.jpg

Tim O'Connor



Precision Scale offers retainers 4 to a package, their Part #31796. Photos of them and how I work w/them are shown on my part of my "in-progress build" slide show of two SAL vents on the Resin Freight Car Builders Yahoo Group. Here is the link:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/resinfreightcars/info

Interested people not already members will have to join to view. Although a trifle fiddley, these parts they are very nice.
Bill Welch


Re: F&C NH GA-2 Gon

riverman_vt@...
 

   That makes sense to me, Brain. Some of the Sunshine instructions lefet quite a lot to be desired as well but Al Westerfield consistently provided good instructions as well as good historic information on each prototype for which a kit was offered. That and the kits will be Al's legacy and one can onky hope that those now responsible for teh line will do as well. The only gripe I have ever had with a Westerfield kit were those darned two piece roofs and the framng they required. Hopefully those days have largely passed. Cars with one piece bodies and one piece roofs seem to have greatly expanded the market for resin kits from what I have seen.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: BLI USRA steel box cars

Robert kirkham
 

Some of us bought the BLI model, then learned wrong era for our modelling.   At least I think wrong era – I model 1946, planning to focus sometime in the summer. 
 
It doesn’t seem hard to replace a roof, so for me the questions are: –
a) does removing the later roof mess up the model so bad I cannot easily fix it when replacing with as-built roof;
b) how was the original roof mounted (sort of another variant of the previous question), and
c) are other changes required?
 
Rob Kirkham 
 

Sent: Sunday, March 9, 2014 9:03 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] RE: BLI USRA steel box cars
 


I too, don’t get this thread. If you want the original use the Westerfield kit. The cost is about the same per car.

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

 


Re: BLI USRA steel box cars

Robert kirkham
 

That's kind of what I was thinking. Really, if one chooses to backdate the BLI cars, is there more to it than just replacing the roof? Putting it another way, how many other detail changes are involved? I suppose the answer would be found in comparing to an as built photo or two. Haven't found one yet.

Rob Kirkham

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor
Sent: Sunday, March 9, 2014 8:35 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] RE: BLI USRA steel box cars


Yikes! How hard can it be to remove a roof? That is, if you're not
concerned about saving the roof, it seems pretty straight forward to
saw, chop, snip and file it away.

Tim O'Connor


Might be less involved to remove the roofwalk and file down the raised panels,
depending on how many cars you have to do. David Thompson


Re: F&C NH GA-2 Gon

Brian Carlson
 

Don: I bought a photo of a GA-2 from Bob and a few of the photos of prototypes are GA-2s in the instructions but they are printed dark so I was planning to use a photo when I do the decals. I’ve got the brake step and retainer valve installed now. I have the underbody to work on this week. Usually I do that first but this time I did the carbody. Usually with F&C kits I glance at the instructions and build it my way. I tell new resin builders to start with Westerfield first.

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of riverman_vt@...
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2014 9:11 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] RE: F&C NH GA-2 Gon

 

 

Hi Brian,

     You are not the only one by far who is not enthusiastic about Steve Funaro's New Haven GA-2 gon kit.

At leat one New Haven modeler I have provided one for feels it is a total rip off. I have spoken face to face with Steve on two occasions about the many shortcomings of this kit, the worst of which IMO are the instructions.

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