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Denver & Salt Lake 53000 series boxcar

Benjamin Scanlon
 

This Denver & Salt Lake 53000 series boxcar has been released on Shapweays.  I can find little data on it and wondered if the drawing looks correct,  and whether other railroads may have had similar cars.  Also any comments on the period of service of these vehicles would be interesting.  

 

http://www.shapeways.com/model/1413220/d-sl-53000-series-boxcar.html?li=search-results&materialId=61

 

Regards,

Ben Scanlon

Tottenham Hale,

England

 

 


Re: Micro Saw Blades

albyrno
 

How thick are these blades?
  Alan


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Douglas Harding
 

Dave and others who are curious about the rubber spring here is what it says in the History of Fairmont Railway Motors, INC. by Orlin Foss (a company employee)

1935 - This year also saw the introduction of the "Tri—Sorb," a one—piece, three—way suspension unit of rubber, designed for rail¬way cars.

After September 10, 1938, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio, handled all sales of Tri-Sorb units formerly sold by Fairmont.

 

The photo comes from the Fairmont Collection. My interest has always been in the meat reefer, not the rubber springs.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Dave Lawler
 

Thanks Doug,
Is there any evidence that some of those rubber block springs ever got out on the road or were they simply
tried at the manufacturers plant and the idea abandoned?
Does anyone still remember the Athearn kits from the 50s/60s with the rubber simulated spring inserts?
Maybe there is actually some justification for those awful looking things.
Dave Lawler
 
 



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Micro Saw Blades

Andy Carlson
 


For years I have enjoyed satisfactory results sawing with a Zona saw blade without the handle. I can do plunge starts by rocking the corner edge until the blade breaks through the other side, then it is off to the races. The kerf is fairly thin, which is a plus.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Micro Saw Blades

Schuyler Larrabee
 

At Greg’s recommendation I bought a saw more along these lines:

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/cmkh1007.htm

 

with this kind of a handle

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/cmkh1010.htm

 

But I got them from another source, http://www.umm-usa.com/onlinestore/index.php  

 

They carry these: http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/product_info.php?products_id=35&osCsid=c80aaa064e12a35a0f88d4f6d39b7d85

Which are substantially less money and include the handle.  The kind of blades you showed, Bill are also available from UMM-USA, and fit the same handle (I think, you are on your own there).

 

And not so long ago, there was a lot of wailing about the fact that sprue nippers were becoming unavailable at a reasonable price.  I recall someone touting some great nippers they got from somewhere in Europe for (I think) something like $50.00.  How’s less than ten bucks sound?

http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/product_info.php?cPath=21_28&products_id=3749

 

I ordered on line and it came el prompto.  A couple of days.

 

I have, frankly, not used the saw yet.  But I’ve used the nippers and they’re fully the equal of what I had before.

 

Schuyler

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of tgregmrtn@...
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:20 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Micro Saw Blades

 

 

Bill,

 

I have a set and I find that they have a very short stroke so you might find that they have a limited use. I think Schuyler bought a similar set as we and perhaps he can chime in.

 

Greg Martin

 

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean

 

In a message dated 4/29/2014 9:39:46 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, fgexbill@... writes:

 

Here are some interesting "micro" saw blades:

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/rbpt023.htm

 

Bill Welch


Re: Micro Saw Blades

Greg Martin
 

Bill,
 
I have a set and I find that they have a very short stroke so you might find that they have a limited use. I think Schuyler bought a similar set as we and perhaps he can chime in.
 
Greg Martin
 
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
 

In a message dated 4/29/2014 9:39:46 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, fgexbill@... writes:
 

Here are some interesting "micro" saw blades:

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/rbpt023.htm


Bill Welch


Tank car for sale

CJ Riley
 

PSC 16000 gal tank car, fp silver, lettered SOVX 78901 (Mobilgas red horse) $75 check or Paypal.
 Replies off list please: cjriley42@...
 
CJ Riley
Bainbridge Island WA


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Douglas Harding
 

Richard and everyone else I thank you for your assistance. You have added to what I had.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Scott Pitzer
 

Bottom line seems to end with SPGS

(possible abbreviation for SPRINGS)

 

Scott Pitzer


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Richard Hendrickson
 

Doug, working with your images in Photoshop, a bunch of other images of mechanical data on car ends, and the 1931 and 1937 Car Bulder’s Cyclopedias, I’ve been able to decipher a bit more of the end lettering on the Cudahy reefer; see below.  My additions are in bold face.  Unfortunately, I haven’t a clue about the lowest three lines of stenciling.  They may have to do with the Fairmont rubber springs but in nay case I can’t make them out at all.  Sorry not be be more help.

Richard Hendrickson


Draft Key Retainer

K-2 Triple Valve

Dirt Collector

ARA No 2 Brake Beam

Miner Friction

Draft-Gear

AAR Type E coupler

61/4X8 Shank

???

???

???


CUDAHY END LETTERING

ROGER HINMAN
 


My Guess:


?????

K-2 TRIPLE VALVE

? DIRT COLLECTOR

A.R.A  ???? BRAKE GEAR

MINER?  - FRICTION

DRAFT GEAR

X??????   COUPLER

???? SHANK

???

            ????

?????

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You can access this file at the URL:
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a little more about Larry Kline

Tony Thompson
 

Over the nearly two weeks since Larry passed away, I've continued to think about him, and decided to write a little more about our friendship and my appreciation of Larry. It's a post on my blog, and if you're interested, it's at this link.

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2014/04/in-memoriam-larry-kline.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, tony@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Douglas Harding
 

Jeff, true, if the lettering about the springs pertained to the rubber block. But to my knowledge the rubber block was an experiment that never flew. Many of the photos in the Fairmont collection were taken in the Fairmont MN area, ie next to the factory. But not enough of the background is visible to verify the location. The only clue it could be Fairmont is the snow on the ground. It is possible the reefer was “loaned” to Fairmont to insert the rubber blocks. The lettering would have already been on the car when Fairmont snagged it, and been about the springs on the car when it was painted.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Micro Saw Blades

Bill Welch
 

Here are some interesting "micro" saw blades:

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/rbpt023.htm


Bill Welch


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Aley, Jeff A
 

Well, the last line appears to be about the springs (???LLER-TK SPGS), so I think Dave’s question is relevant.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:16 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Cudahy Reefer lettering

 

 

Dave, the springs are an experiment with a rubber block by the Fairmont Railway Motors Co. sometime in the late 30’s. The photo comes from the Fairmont factory photo collection via my collection, and was published in Billboard Refrigerator Cars by Richard Hendrickson and Edward Kaminski.

 

I want to know what the lettering says on the end.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Douglas Harding
 

Dave, the springs are an experiment with a rubber block by the Fairmont Railway Motors Co. sometime in the late 30’s. The photo comes from the Fairmont factory photo collection via my collection, and was published in Billboard Refrigerator Cars by Richard Hendrickson and Edward Kaminski.

 

I want to know what the lettering says on the end.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Dave Lawler
 

What kind of springs(?) are in the trucks on CRLX 5557?
Dave Lawler


Re: Buick Racing Team “Box Car”

Dennis Storzek
 

While it was likely built new, it looks like an adaptation of the horse express cars of the day... and, if you look closely, it has a steam line connector, so is equipped for passenger service. Boxcar, indeed!

Dennis Storzek


Re: Cudahy Reefer lettering

Aley, Jeff A
 

??? Shank

??S. 4-POINT

?UPPORT

??LLER-TK SPGS

 

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2014 8:01 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Cudahy Reefer lettering

 

 

I need some help deciphering the end lettering of a Cudahy Reefer. However I have a very shallow image of the end. Due to the nuances of Neo, ie I can’t post the tif file photos, I have posted the images in a File Folder labled “Cudahy Reefer”. You will find three images, a jpg of the entire car, a hi rez scan of the end, and a stretched scan of the end lettering. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/STMFC/files/Cudahy%20Reefer/

 

Here is what I think is there.

 

??? Retainer

K-2 Triple Valve

Dirt Collector

ARA No 2 Brake Beam

(something) Friction

Draft-Gear

??? coupler

??? Shank

???

???

???

 

If anyone can help it will be appreciated.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

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