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Re: C, St P., M & O 20700 approximately 1917. Binghamton NY

Brian Termunde
 

Interesting photo! I have to say, I would have been very nervous if I'd been working up in that Crossing Tower, with that derail to the left of the 20700 directing any wayward Steam Era Freight Cars right at my tower!

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT
 
"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"


Re: [EXTERNAL] Stemwinder Brake Wheels Question (UNCLASSIFIED)

Bill Welch
 

Well sort of, I am more interested in boxcar applications however.

Bill Welch


Modeling Z-braces

Bill Welch
 

I have posted a photo in Photos in the file "VGN replacement side" showing how I modeled the Z-bars using .005 styrene as the base, then .020 x .020 and finally .010 x .030. It is the side for a Virginian Bx10 boxcar.

Bill Welch

 


Re: Sunshine Tractor Load Query

npin53
 

You can still buy Farmall Red paint.  I built a set of the tractors back in about 2000, and when to an implement dealer, and bought a can of the paint.

Aaron Gjermundson


Re: [EXTERNAL] Stemwinder Brake Wheels Question (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Bill;

Some of the parts you discuss look pretty much like what I saw on the vast majority of flat cars (PRR and other) I looked at for the PRR flat car and gon books. I like the Tichy wheel for some uses, and the Kadee for more rough usage (although it is hardly "scale"), plus the delicate Westerfield parts for the really weird stuff like the tilting assembly used on some of those USRA 46-foot gons. I love the larger Tichy set for all its little parts you can use for this. These parts actually do look like their prototype. Sunshine and others have made the tiny little ratchet/pawl found on the decks of so many flats. I have those in my resin parts box, since they supplied so many on some of the Sunshine parts "sheets". The "internal" parts on the prototype do not have many 1:87 counterparts, as we generally do not seem them. One of these is the parts associated with the "stemwinder" portion of the system you referred to. These include the bottom support for the stem, the little sleeves and parts that guide the chain, etc. I generally only include them if there is a large access hole in the end sill or something.

Was that what you were asking about?

Elden Gatwood

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [STMFC] Stemwinder Brake Wheels Question



Thanks to RP CYC, Dan Smith, and Gene Green, there is a good information about powered handbrakes and the brake wheels used with them, however whenever I am working a model using the older style that for simplicity sake I like to call a "stemwinder," I find myself wondering what to use. There are at least a couple that come with Tichy sets and Precision scale offers a few, all of which I think I have. I have no idea however if they actually represent anything or simply someone's concept. Al Westerfield included a very distinctive brake wheel with his PRR kits and I use that of coarse. I am wondering if anyone can share any authoritative information on these type of brake wheels and what is available to us, at least in 1/87?




Bill Welch



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Caveats: NONE


Re: IC gondolas 97250-97999

dssa1051
 

Thanks, Ray

My son lived in Wood Dale up until this past May so we've ridden to Elgin on Metra several times.

Robert Oom


Sunshine Tractor Load Query

Gerry Fitzgerald
 

Hi,

I have a friend who is completing the Sunshine "Tractor Load Red, 1939-1953" kit and he was wondering what airbrush paint others have used to best represent new factory painted tractors on the way to new homes. Any and all (reasonable) suggestions would be most welcome. 

Thanks,

G. Fitzgerald
Charlottesville, Virginia



Re: Stemwinder Brake Wheels Question

Rhbale@...
 

Bill...
 
You may find the information in this handbrake article useful.
 
Richard Bale

 

Thanks to RP CYC, Dan Smith, and Gene Green, there is a good information about powered handbrakes and the brake wheels used with them, however whenever I am working a model using the older style that for simplicity sake I like to call a "stemwinder," I find myself wondering what to use. There are at least a couple that come with Tichy sets and Precision scale offers a few, all of which I think I have. I have no idea however if they actually represent anything or simply someone's concept. Al Westerfield included a very distinctive brake wheel with his PRR kits and I use that of coarse. I am wondering if anyone can share any authoritative information on these type of brake wheels and what is available to us, at least in 1/87?


Bill Welch


Stemwinder Brake Wheels Question

Bill Welch
 

Thanks to RP CYC, Dan Smith, and Gene Green, there is a good information about powered handbrakes and the brake wheels used with them, however whenever I am working a model using the older style that for simplicity sake I like to call a "stemwinder," I find myself wondering what to use. There are at least a couple that come with Tichy sets and Precision scale offers a few, all of which I think I have. I have no idea however if they actually represent anything or simply someone's concept. Al Westerfield included a very distinctive brake wheel with his PRR kits and I use that of coarse. I am wondering if anyone can share any authoritative information on these type of brake wheels and what is available to us, at least in 1/87?


Bill Welch


Re: Help with Sunshine Kit #57.2 IC 176000 series Instructions

Bill Welch
 

Thank you Al!

Bill Welch


Re: Help with Sunshine Kit #57.2 IC 176000 series Instructions

al_brown03
 

Hi Bill,

I have those instructions and will scan them this afternoon.

Best regards,

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: National B-1 trucks

tomedill@frontier.com
 

Picked up a couple pair of the new Kadee National B-1 trucks. Thanks to all for clueing me in! Tom Dill


Re: IC gondolas 97250-97999

Ray Breyer
 

I found a photo of IC gondola 97820 on p. 248 of Slow Trains Down South Vol. 1. 
It appears to be an 8 panel gon with flat ends.  Can anyone provide more photos
or information on this series?  The photo was taken in 1954 but my April, 1949
ORER doesn't show this series whereas the January, 1952 ORER does show it.  I'm
assuming it may be a rebuild?
Robert Oom
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Hi Robert,
 
IC 97250-97999 were rebuilds of 1922-built drop-bottom composite gondolas, grabbed at random from the 203700-208199 number groups. The cars were rebuilt with steel sides at McComb in 1943, and originally numbered in the 89000-89999 series. They were rebuilt again at Centralia in 1950, and renumbered into various places in the 97250-97999 series (by this time the IC's car roster was sort of a mess, with small batches of cars and incomplete number series everywhere). Several of the cars were used as bulk mineral container carriers.
 
Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Help with Sunshine Kit #57.2 IC 176000 series Instructions

Bill Welch
 

I about to wrap up Sunshine Kit #57.2 Illinois Central 176000 series SS boxcar. I just need to detail the "B" end but I have misplaced the instructions. There were three other kits in the "57" kits series of SS cars, a RI Pratt truss, a MILW with Dreadnaught ends, and a CB&Q XM-28. Martin often would have photos of model "B" ends when a kit covered a range of models. I am hoping if anyone has one of these above kits and the instructions show the IC "B" end, they will scan that page and email it to me at fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com substituting @ for (at).

Thanks in advance!


Bill Welch

 


Re: C, St P., M & O 20700 approximately 1917. Binghamton NY

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Use the “Next photo” link at the bottom right of the image.  There are a couple other shots showing the layout of the industrial trackage on the left.  This is the DL&W in Binghamton, west of the Chenango River.  In a later shot you can see the ERIE mainline to the right.

 

Schuyler

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] C, St P., M & O 20700 approximately 1917. Binghamton NY

 

 

Love to see a track diagram of this location.  The DL&W siding looks like it might curve away further, and the parallel siding is just a stub track, making the mainline connection a bit strange given the siding coming into has no facing access to the mainline.  Neat shot with lots of detail.  Thanks!

 

John Larkin

 

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:15 AM, "'Eric Neubauer' eaneubauer@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

 

Since there was a partial legible builder's date, I had to look CM&O 20700 up: built Pullman 4-99 lot C2404, series 20000e20998. The relatively simple double board roof is clearly visible.

 

Eric N.

 

 

 

Somebody here will likely want to see this.

Interesting trackwork off to the left.  Note the frogs on the main and the siding which are directly opposite each other.

Schuyler

 


Re: C, St P., M & O 20700 approximately 1917. Binghamton NY

roy wojahn
 

Sorry, I may have sent the previous to the wrong address.

Roy Wojahn
Embarrassment, California


On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:00 PM, "roy wojahn zuch2rew@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:


 
Well, have a good trip to Canada.  Do you speak french?  I had a hella of a time in Monreal; most people were courteus, but one prick information agent at the train station had no love for me because of my desire to speak english.  Who the hell do you think you are, a Travelers Aide?

By the way the boss is in Newport, Oregon this week.  She called me last night to explain one small problem: see lost her drivers license.  Next problem - TSA at the airport.  She gave me a while to think if I wanted her back.  I'll let her know soon.
(Actually, I overnighted her passport this morning.  I mean, who is going to clean my underwear?) 


On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:13 PM, "John Larkin jflarkingrc@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Love to see a track diagram of this location.  The DL&W siding looks like it might curve away further, and the parallel siding is just a stub track, making the mainline connection a bit strange given the siding coming into has no facing access to the mainline.  Neat shot with lots of detail.  Thanks!

John Larkin


On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:15 AM, "'Eric Neubauer' eaneubauer@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Since there was a partial legible builder's date, I had to look CM&O 20700 up: built Pullman 4-99 lot C2404, series 20000e20998. The relatively simple double board roof is clearly visible.
 
Eric N.
 
 

 
Somebody here will likely want to see this.
Interesting trackwork off to the left.  Note the frogs on the main and the siding which are directly opposite each other.
Schuyler







Re: C, St P., M & O 20700 approximately 1917. Binghamton NY

roy wojahn
 

Well, have a good trip to Canada.  Do you speak french?  I had a hella of a time in Monreal; most people were courteus, but one prick information agent at the train station had no love for me because of my desire to speak english.  Who the hell do you think you are, a Travelers Aide?

By the way the boss is in Newport, Oregon this week.  She called me last night to explain one small problem: see lost her drivers license.  Next problem - TSA at the airport.  She gave me a while to think if I wanted her back.  I'll let her know soon.
(Actually, I overnighted her passport this morning.  I mean, who is going to clean my underwear?) 


On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:13 PM, "John Larkin jflarkingrc@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Love to see a track diagram of this location.  The DL&W siding looks like it might curve away further, and the parallel siding is just a stub track, making the mainline connection a bit strange given the siding coming into has no facing access to the mainline.  Neat shot with lots of detail.  Thanks!

John Larkin


On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:15 AM, "'Eric Neubauer' eaneubauer@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Since there was a partial legible builder's date, I had to look CM&O 20700 up: built Pullman 4-99 lot C2404, series 20000e20998. The relatively simple double board roof is clearly visible.
 
Eric N.
 
 

 
Somebody here will likely want to see this.
Interesting trackwork off to the left.  Note the frogs on the main and the siding which are directly opposite each other.
Schuyler





Re: C, St P., M & O 20700 approximately 1917. Binghamton NY

John Larkin
 

Love to see a track diagram of this location.  The DL&W siding looks like it might curve away further, and the parallel siding is just a stub track, making the mainline connection a bit strange given the siding coming into has no facing access to the mainline.  Neat shot with lots of detail.  Thanks!

John Larkin


On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:15 AM, "'Eric Neubauer' eaneubauer@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Since there was a partial legible builder's date, I had to look CM&O 20700 up: built Pullman 4-99 lot C2404, series 20000e20998. The relatively simple double board roof is clearly visible.
 
Eric N.
 
 

 
Somebody here will likely want to see this.
Interesting trackwork off to the left.  Note the frogs on the main and the siding which are directly opposite each other.
Schuyler



IC gondolas 97250-97999

dssa1051
 

I found a photo of IC gondola 97820 on p. 248 of Slow Trains Down South Vol. 1.  It appears to be an 8 panel gon with flat ends.  Can anyone provide more photos or information on this series?  The photo was taken in 1954 but my April, 1949 ORER doesn't show this series whereas the January, 1952 ORER does show it.  I'm assuming it may be a rebuild?


Robert Oom

Kalamazoo, MI


Scalecoat touchup pens

ed_mines
 

 Anyone have experience with these to paint wire grab irons (phosphor bronze) substituted in plastic kits

(Red Caboose)?

 

Did you use ScalecoatI or II? Flat or gloss?

 

What about Testors enamels?

 

Ed Mines

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