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Re: Photo of ATSF 108316 LG-2

 

Does Ebay list the car number correctly? It looks like 106316. Not 108316.

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

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Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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Subject: [STMFC] Photo of ATSF 108316 LG-2







Found a nice shot of an LG-2; from series ATSF 108305-108504 converted
1953-54 from GA-8 gons (though the slide was taken a bit after this group's
era :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Railroad-Slide-Santa-Fe-Log-Flat-Car-108316-10-13-19
61-Silsbee-TX-ATSF-SF-train-/111312144547?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19e
ab888a3

Enjoy! Dave Sieber, Reno NV


Re: HO Scale Truck Document

North Model Railroad Supplies <nmrs@...>
 

I see the point you are making, Tim.

The ones I bought were from the first run, so that may explain the different info.

It notes the B-1 specifically with the ATSF version.

It later states Bettendorf trucks unless noted.

I’m looking forward to seeing what delivery brings.

ETA still 20th July, BTW.

Cheers

Dave North


Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Douglas Harding
 

Tim it might help if you had added a little clarity when making such posts. The page you linked is about a gon Athearn is issuing later this year, which says it features a “Bettendorf” truck. IE not the National B-1 trucks that led to this thread. Only in reading the description of each individual paint scheme offered does one learn that the ATSF version (and only the ATSF version) comes with the National B-1 trucks. Now Richard might have caught that, but those of us who do not model or purchase ATSF models may have never seen it.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


X29 498539

Bill Lane
 

In my quest for porthole window X29 that were tool or other MOW cars I bought a photo of X29 498539 from Bob’s photos this weekend. The photo date was August 1 1970 and has a very simple late PRR scheme – just PRR and the car number in large letters. Thinking I could back date imagineer it to a 1956 scheme, now I see 498539 was not a X29 series in the 1955 ORER.

 

So I am not any farther along in trying to get photos of real X29 cars that had porthole windows.

 

Thank You,
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Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Tim O'Connor
 


Thank you, Tony. I thought such an idea would occur to anyone by now.

Obviously not.

Those Athearn National B-1 trucks were first produced with the release
of their 65'6" AAR gondolas, especially because they wanted to have them
for the Santa Fe version of those cars. And after the cars were released,
they made some number of trucks available for sale. Since they are making
more cars, I thought it likely that means they either have, or are making,
more trucks.

Maybe not.

By the way, that Atlas "National C-1" - in my opinion - is actually a very
poorly executed ASF A-3 sideframe, because of the large shelf underneath the
spring pack. That's why it was "news" to me, because I'd replaced them on my
cars with other, better trucks, and threw the Atlas trucks into a spare
parts bin.

Tim O'Connor




This aspect of Athearn's business is not easy to delve into. They have a parts list on line, but as that very list concedes (in small print, roughly in these words), if you don't find it in the list, contact us directly, as not all parts are shown in the web listing. That's how I found the MDC 100-ton truck was available, by direct email to Athearn. So I would warn against assuming that if you don't find it easily, it must not exist.

Tony Thompson 


Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Tony Thompson
 

Richard Hendrickson wrote

I will just add that if Athearn makes more trucks than the number of freight car models they intend to produce and adds them to their truck inventory, I’ll add them to my truck document.  Otherwise, what’s the point?

       This aspect of Athearn's business is not easy to delve into. They have a parts list on line, but as that very list concedes (in small print, roughly in these words), if you don't find it in the list, contact us directly, as not all parts are shown in the web listing. That's how I found the MDC 100-ton truck was available, by direct email to Athearn. So I would warn against assuming that if you don't find it easily, it must not exist.

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2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
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Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 30, 2014, at 9:49 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Jeff

Are you just being deliberately thick?

What do you think "Due July, 2014" means -- that this item is no longer being made?

Does your definition of "in production" mean that the item has to be made in the
last 10 minutes?

Tim, are you just being deliberately thick?

"Due July, 2014” means Athearn hopes to have the MODELS for sale by then.  There’s no indication that trucks will be available except for those attached to the models.  Maybe they will, but Athearn’s ad provides no evidence about that one way or another.

Richard Hendrickson



Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 30, 2014, at 9:25 PM, Aley, Jeff A <Jeff.A.Aley@...> wrote:

I took the bait.  I clicked the link, and up came a webpage.  I didn’t see anything on the page that was in production.
I will just add that if Athearn makes more trucks than the number of freight car models they intend to produce and adds them to their truck inventory, I’ll add them to my truck document.  Otherwise, what’s the point?

Richard Hendrickson



Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Tim O'Connor
 

Jeff

Are you just being deliberately thick?

What do you think "Due July, 2014" means -- that this item is no longer being made?

Does your definition of "in production" mean that the item has to be made in the
last 10 minutes?

Gad.


I took the bait.  I clicked the link, and up came a webpage.  I didn�t see anything on the page that was in production.
 
Regards,
 
-Jeff
 
 
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Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2014 6:42 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: HO Scale Truck Document
 
 

Dave

How fascinating. Try reading the web page that I linked to, instead.



Richard H said
>> Athearn National B-1
>> An excellent truck, but long out of production and, in my experience, almost impossible to find.

Tim O?C said
Definitely still in production.
http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH76527

 
Tim,
My exploded parts diagram for this car lists two trucks.
I checked Horizon?s dealer website and both stock numbers are listed as in stock,
with the following descriptions.
ATH90394 HO Truck  MDC Bettendorf (2) US List $5.94 pr 
ATH90390 HO 70 ton Roller Bearing Truck, 33? wheels (2) US List $5.94 pr
 
Cheers
Dave North


Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Aley, Jeff A
 

I took the bait.  I clicked the link, and up came a webpage.  I didn’t see anything on the page that was in production.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2014 6:42 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: HO Scale Truck Document

 

 

Dave

How fascinating. Try reading the web page that I linked to, instead.



Richard H said
>> Athearn National B-1
>> An excellent truck, but long out of production and, in my experience, almost impossible to find.

Tim O?C said
Definitely still in production.
http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH76527

 
Tim,
My exploded parts diagram for this car lists two trucks.
I checked Horizon?s dealer website and both stock numbers are listed as in stock,
with the following descriptions.
ATH90394 HO Truck  MDC Bettendorf (2) US List $5.94 pr 
ATH90390 HO 70 ton Roller Bearing Truck, 33? wheels (2) US List $5.94 pr
 
Cheers
Dave North


1946 Chesapeake & Ohio Freight Car Guide

h8fan
 


The St. Albans Chesapeake and Ohio Modelers is selling very nice reproductions of the 1946 Freight Car Equipment of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.  The 56 page book is 8 1/2 by 11 inches and covers the freight cars used in revenue service by the C&O in 1946.  Each page covers one car type with a photo, number of cars available, capacity and dimensions.

 

It is a very neat resource for any C&O modeler of the late 1940s and into the 1950s as the book provides a snapshot of the cars in service at the time.

 

 http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/WVrailfan/1946FreightCarBook_zps34e32b78.jpg

 

This fund riser for our group produced a limited number of these books.  We are selling them for $19.95 + $4.00 for mailing.  Anyone interested in purchasing a copy please contact me at,

butler_james (at) msn.com

 

Jim Butler, Secretary

St. Albans Chesapeake and Ohio Modelers, Inc.

www.sa-com.net


Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Tim O'Connor
 

Dave

How fascinating. Try reading the web page that I linked to, instead.




Richard H said
>> Athearn National B-1
>> An excellent truck, but long out of production and, in my experience, almost impossible to find.

Tim O�C said
Definitely still in production.
http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH76527

 
Tim,
My exploded parts diagram for this car lists two trucks.
I checked Horizon�s dealer website and both stock numbers are listed as in stock,
with the following descriptions.
ATH90394 HO Truck  MDC Bettendorf (2) US List $5.94 pr 
ATH90390 HO 70 ton Roller Bearing Truck, 33� wheels (2) US List $5.94 pr
 
Cheers
Dave North


Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Harry Bilger
 

Very nice, Richard! Thanks for sharing your work.

Harry Bilger
Denton, Texas


Re: HO Scale Truck Document

North Model Railroad Supplies <nmrs@...>
 

Richard H said

>> Athearn National B-1
>> An excellent truck, but long out of production and, in my experience, almost impossible to find.

Tim O’C said
Definitely still in production.
http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH76527

 

Tim,

My exploded parts diagram for this car lists two trucks.

I checked Horizon’s dealer website and both stock numbers are listed as in stock,

with the following descriptions.

ATH90394 HO Truck  MDC Bettendorf (2) US List $5.94 pr 

ATH90390 HO 70 ton Roller Bearing Truck, 33” wheels (2) US List $5.94 pr

 

Cheers

Dave North

 


Re: New Reading Model from F&C

Pierre Oliver <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Actually I found them on the resin freight cars Yahoo list
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 3/30/2014 8:26 PM, Mark Drake wrote:

 
Bad link
 
Mark L. Drake
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On Sunday, March 30, 2014 7:25 PM, Dennis Williams wrote:
 
Pierre.  I saw the photos one  the resinfreightcars group. 
 
Dennis Williams/Owner
On Sunday, March 30, 2014 6:37 PM, Pierre Oliver wrote:
 
Any pictures anywhere?
Pierre Oliver
http://www.elgincarshops.com/
http://www.yarmouthmodelworks.com/
On 3/30/2014 4:40 PM, fgexbill@... wrote:
 
Eric Thur posted this message on the Resin Freight Cars Builders Yahoo group this PM:
"Steven Funaro has Just Released a New Kit of the Reading XAd  40 Ft. Auto car, with Allen Wood Diamond plate Roof walk, End Walks and Brake step. This HO Scale Kit Features a One Piece Body, Duryea Under frame, and 5-5-5 Murphy ends. Five different rivet sizes were used in the making of the Masters, per Prototype. The castings and detail's are Excellent. Our Sincere Thanks goes out to Dick Foley, for All his efforts, over the past Two Years in making this Kit a Reality. While at this past weekends Valley Forge RPM meet, Dick gave an excellent presentation regarding Reading Built Auto Cars and is also selling the Kits to benefit the Reading Historical Society."

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Re: New Reading Model from F&C

Mark Drake <markstation01@...>
 

Bad link
 
Mark L. Drake
eBay ID member1108

On Sunday, March 30, 2014 7:25 PM, Dennis Williams wrote:
 
Pierre.  I saw the photos one  the resinfreightcars group. 
 
Dennis Williams/Owner
On Sunday, March 30, 2014 6:37 PM, Pierre Oliver wrote:
 
Any pictures anywhere?
Pierre Oliver
http://www.elgincarshops.com/
http://www.yarmouthmodelworks.com/
On 3/30/2014 4:40 PM, fgexbill@... wrote:
 
Eric Thur posted this message on the Resin Freight Cars Builders Yahoo group this PM:
"Steven Funaro has Just Released a New Kit of the Reading XAd  40 Ft. Auto car, with Allen Wood Diamond plate Roof walk, End Walks and Brake step. This HO Scale Kit Features a One Piece Body, Duryea Under frame, and 5-5-5 Murphy ends. Five different rivet sizes were used in the making of the Masters, per Prototype. The castings and detail's are Excellent. Our Sincere Thanks goes out to Dick Foley, for All his efforts, over the past Two Years in making this Kit a Reality. While at this past weekends Valley Forge RPM meet, Dick gave an excellent presentation regarding Reading Built Auto Cars and is also selling the Kits to benefit the Reading Historical Society."

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Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Bill Welch
 

Thank you Richard. What you are saying is that truck-wise we 1/87'ers are now in good shape. That is good news!
Bill Welch


truck wish list (was Re: HO Scale Truck Document)

Tim O'Connor
 


  >> I�ll be interested to see what others suggest, but frankly, I think it�s an exercise in futility.
  >> Richard Hendrickson

Richard

I don't know how common they were, both I'd think 1920's to 1940's modelers might really like to
have those sway-top Andrews trucks (I don't know what they're called) that were applied to the NP
double sheathed box cars now available from Yarmouth Model Works. I have since noticed them
in a few other freight car photos.

Also how about ARA 70 ton trucks? We have some very nice postwar AAR 70 ton trucks now,
but wouldn't it be nice to have some 1920's era trucks for those 4-bay open hoppers? Of course
you mentioned that car is now in development so maybe they'll produce the proper trucks for it.

The Type Y truck w/ spring plank made by Red Caboose is very nice, but it has that funky bolster,
no brake detail, and as you noted with some other trucks, is generally NOT available! This truck
was not only used by the PRR so it might have reasonable appeal to the market.

A number of us crybabies (waaahh!) have already decried the lack of the CHRYSLER 50 ton truck,
the CHRYSLER 70 ton truck, and the CHRYSLER 70 ton roller bearing truck. Yeah, just one of
those shock-absorber trucks would make me a very happy camper! :-)

Finally a nice 1950's ASF 50 ton roller bearing truck with Timken style bearings. Not found on a
huge number of cars, but found here and there, and they did get around and they look very different
than their larger cousins, IMO.

Tim O'Connor


Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Tony Thompson
 

Maybe this has already been thrown out and I missed it... but... is there anywhere this document can be downloaded from?



Tony Thompson




Re: HO Scale Truck Document

Scaler164@...
 

Maybe this has already been thrown out and I missed it... but... is there anywhere this document can be downloaded from?

Thanks.


JD

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