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Re: Mopac versus Wabash wood caboose

Gary Roe
 

Whoa Jerry!  Whoa!  I need to disspell that rumor right away.  I am not an "authority" on anything, much less on the Wabash.

However, you are right about them being virtual duplicates.  Series 2600-2624 were built by AC&F, as were the MP 700-909; and what dimensions I have records for, do match.  The remainder of the Wabash cars (2625-2653) were built to the same plan in the Decatur Shops.  There were detail differences.  The most notable being the trucks, which were an unusual arch bar design.  I have yet to find a model truck that matches.

gary roe
quincy, illinois



From: "asychis@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:26 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Mopac versus Wabash wood caboose

 
Almost duplicates.  Since these are laser kits, any details specific to the Wabash could easily be added.  Maybe Wabash authority Gary Roe will chime in.
 
Jerry Michels



Re: Rocket Express - Problems?

twinstarcars
 

I have ordered several times from Ron and he does take awhile. I know he has a day job to support the hobby business. Last I talked with him he was on top of his game and staying up with the orders. He has also been good about replying to emails.

Ross Dando


Re: Rocket Express - Problems?

Charlie Duckworth
 

Bob
I have ordered from Rocket Express four seperate times.  The wait time was rather long (over six months on each) but I received all four kits.  Ron is not fast, and perhaps waits until he gets a few orders before casting his kits.  

While the 40' and 50' boxcars were easy to build his two cabooses have a casting problem with the roofs (at least the ones I bought and the one John Golden built) so if you've ordered a caboose check out the peak for any sags.  I ended up removing all the cast on parts and building up the roof with Tamiya putty to get it level.   I haven't tackled his RI LCL caboose yet but have built the Single-sheathed caboose model.   

Charlie Duckworth


Re: Rocket Express - Problems?

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,

My experience was different.

I ordered and sent payment via check - the check was paid out by my bank a few months later, but my items did not show up. I finally got the items I ordered about 11 months after I sent my order in.

So my experience was anything BUT prompt!

That having been said, the items were nicely done.

- Claus Schlund

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I ordered a lot of stuff from them several years ago, and received my order
promptly.

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
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Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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Subject: [STMFC] Rocket Express - Problems?









Does anyone have firsthand experience as a customer of Rocket Express

( http://www.rocketexpress.biz/ <http://www.rocketexpress.biz/> )?



I posted a promo message for the company on my website and immediately
received negative feedback from members.



I sent an e-mail to the company three days ago and have yet to receive a
response.



Are they still in business? Is the owner on top of his business or only
casually engaged due to time constraints?



Thanks



Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA












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Re: Rocket Express - Problems?

 

I ordered a lot of stuff from them several years ago, and received my order
promptly.

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:37 PM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Rocket Express - Problems?









Does anyone have firsthand experience as a customer of Rocket Express

( http://www.rocketexpress.biz/ <http://www.rocketexpress.biz/> )?



I posted a promo message for the company on my website and immediately
received negative feedback from members.



I sent an e-mail to the company three days ago and have yet to receive a
response.



Are they still in business? Is the owner on top of his business or only
casually engaged due to time constraints?



Thanks



Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA









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Rocket Express - Problems?

thecitrusbelt@...
 


Does anyone have firsthand experience as a customer of Rocket Express

( http://www.rocketexpress.biz/ )?

 

I posted a promo message for the company on my website and immediately received negative feedback from members.

 

I sent an e-mail to the company three days ago and have yet to receive a response.

 

Are they still in business?  Is the owner on top of his business or only casually engaged due to time constraints?

 

Thanks

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Mopac versus Wabash wood caboose

asychis@...
 

Almost duplicates.  Since these are laser kits, any details specific to the Wabash could easily be added.  Maybe Wabash authority Gary Roe will chime in.
 
Jerry Michels


Re: Tangent Scale Models GA 6,000 Gal. 3-Comp. Tank Car MPCX

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jun 26, 2014, at 5:38 AM, gary roe wabashrr@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


David,

How late could one reasonably expect to find a car painted in this scheme?

Gary, the MPCX billboard scheme remained current during the 1930s but was dropped early in WW II in favor of reporting marks, numbers, and data only.  It’s likely that at least some MPCX cars lasted in the earlier P/L scheme through WW II and into the late 1940s, though they would - of course - have grown increasingly grimy with the passage of time.

Richard Hendrickson



Re: Tangent Scale Models GA 6,000 Gal. 3-Comp. Tank Car

Gary Roe
 

David,

How late could one reasonably expect to find a car painted in this scheme?

Thanks!

gary roe
quincy, illinois


From: "tangentscalemodels@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 6:31 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Tangent Scale Models GA 6,000 Gal. 3-Comp. Tank Car

 

- MPCX (Magnolia Petroleum Company) in the bright “original black and silver 1935” scheme.  Magnolia purchased a series of these cars from General American’s Sharon PA plant in 1935.  These eye-catching cars are available in three road numbers.
 
David Lehlbach
Tangent Scale Models - “Unparalleled scale replicas for discriminating railroad modelers”
PO Box 6514
Asheville NC 28816
828-279-6106




Tangent Scale Models GA 6,000 Gal. 3-Comp. Tank Car

Tangent Scale Models
 

Tangent Scale Models is proud to introduce our second production of our industry-leading General American 3-compartment 6,000 gallon tank car.  General American produced the 6,000 gallon 3 compartment tank car on the “Type 30” riveted underframe from 1928 to 1942 at their Sharon PA factory.  While General American constructed many different tank designs, one of the more common derivations was this 6,000 gallon car.  The three compartment design allowed consignees to receive up to three different grades of products, such as oils or chemicals.  This was important in manufacturing facilities for example, where multiple lubricating oil types could be received in smaller quantities, but within one car. Chemical shippers also gravitated to these cars to ship different products to a common receiver. 

 

This is NOT a pre-order announcement.  Our NEW Ready to Run replicas are available NOW at www.tangentscalemodels.com and we will be selling these at the National Train Show in three weeks!  Our second production of these tank cars includes RTR schemes good for modelers between 1929 and the 1980s.  These schemes include:

 

- STCX (Standard Tank Car Company) in the “black lease 1930+” scheme from May 1930.  General American purchased Standard Tank Car Company when it went bankrupt in 1928, and General American retained the STCX reporting mark for lease fleet cars.  Our STCX model is a general service lease car that is applicable across North America in the 1930s and early 1940s, and is available in three NEW road numbers for 2014.

- MPCX (Magnolia Petroleum Company) in the bright “original black and silver 1935” scheme.  Magnolia purchased a series of these cars from General American’s Sharon PA plant in 1935.  These eye-catching cars are available in three road numbers.

- GATX (General American Transportation) in the sought-after “black lease 1941+” scheme.  This GATX black lease scheme represents a general lease car in service beginning in 1941.  It is available in three road numbers.

- GATX (General American Transportation) in the striking “black lease 1958+” scheme with a 2-58 paint date on the side of the car.  This GATX black lease scheme represents a car that was in service between 1958 and 1968, and is available in three NEW road numbers for 2014.

- GATX (General American Transportation) in the striking “black lease 1968+” scheme with a 8-68 paint date on the side of the car, which is right off of a prototype photo of a car taken in 1974!  Yes, these cars really lasted in service that long, complete with ACI labels!  This GATX black lease scheme represents a car that was in service after 1968, and is available in three NEW road numbers for 2014.

- HHCX (Champlin Refining Company, Enid OK) in the striking white scheme painted in 1952 with Enid OK proudly painted on the tank body.  These cars were repainted into a very attractive black and white paint scheme, with sharp dark blue and black lettering and a distinctive red and white logo.  This very attractive car is available in three road numbers.

- GATX (“Celanese Chemicals”) lease scheme, painted by Sharon PA GATC in 1952.  These sharp green cars with red and white graphics were assigned to chemical service for Celanese, and the Tangent Scale Models green replica is available in three NEW road numbers for 2014.

- D & H "Company Service" (Delaware and Hudson) in the former GATX black scheme.  This car was restenciled in 1972 for Delaware & Hudson MOW service.  The prototype car has been documented both in trains and in locomotive servicing facilities.  This car is available in one road-number to match the prototype car.  See our website for prototype reference photos. We are proud to offer our first D&H model!

- Undecorated RTR Black cars are ready for decaling!

- Undecorated Kits have been restocked!

 

Features for these awesome replicas include:

- Fully riveted body

- Fully riveted underframe

- Separately applied tank handrail

- Separately applied tank strap detail

- Heater line and outlet drain details, including correct side profile between tank and underframe when viewing the car from the side

- Full “lacy” AB brake detail and air line

- Dimensionally-correct hazardous and route placards

- Highly correct “true to life” colors

- “Hyper-Accurate” lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement

- Accurate lettering applied to the underframe and air reservoir

- “Near-scale” draft gear box with side detail

- Road-specific brakewheels for each scheme

- Other Lacy details - wire grab irons and coupler lift bars

- Separate air hoses

- CNC-machined 33” wheels in high-quality Tangent Scale Models ASF cast steel truck with spring plank

- Replacement semi-scale wheels available separately from Tangent

- Multiple road numbers for each scheme

- Recommended age 14 years and older

 

Don’t miss out on the Tangent Scale Models General American 6,000 Gallon tank car!  Just like its prototype, this car is tiny in size and will stand out extremely well on any layout situated from the 1930s to the 1980s!

 

Pricing for RTR models is $44.95.  High-resolution images showing these fine replicas are available at www.tangentscalemodels.com  and our site also includes prototype images for your reference as well.

 

That wraps up our update for today, and thank you for supporting the family-owned businesses in our industry! 

 

David Lehlbach

Tangent Scale Models - “Unparalleled scale replicas for discriminating railroad modelers”

www.tangentscalemodels.com

tangentscalemodels@...

PO Box 6514

Asheville NC 28816

828-279-6106



Re: more freight cars from the far past

riverman_vt@...
 

Hi Dennis,

 

     Call them what you will, the y took me by surprise. I think of such things

as being largely European, much like what I see used in Russia or Ukraine

whenever Tanya and I go back to her home in Russia, which we have kept,

and what was seen last fall from Munich to Budapest, though rail clips seem

to be more common with concrete ties. Just how much use of these "screw

spikes" was made in North America? sort of reminds me of the Belfast &

Moosehead Lake in Maine which uses butt joints. That is joints side-by-side

in both rails rather than staggered.

 

Cordially, Don Valentine


Mopac versus Wabash wood caboose

reporterllc
 

How close are these Mopac cars to the Wabash 2600 serices?

 

http://www.lakejunctionmodels.com/Caboose.html

 

 

Victor Baird

www.erstwhilepublications.com

Fort Wayne, Indiana


Re: New CNWHS Modeler

John Larkin
 

Hi Ron,
     Thanks for the news on the C&NWHS modeling issue.  Got the mainline modelers today, came back early from working at the farm because one of our helpers (daughter's boyfriend, 19 years old and in good shape) had an early dinner with his godmother tonight.  His mom died from cancer about 3 weeks ago and we're all trying to keep him and his dad busy so they don't dwell on it too much.  Really good kid, going into his sophomore year at Marquette in Milwaukee this fall (Amtrak from Omaha!).  We're trying to clean up the front, get rid of half-buried barbed wire, nuisance trees, etc., all hot and sweaty but today was in the low 80's, relatively low humidity, not bad at all - but I still  need a shower! 

Thanks,

John


On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:51 PM, "cepropst@q.com [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Another well done magazine Ron!
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa



Re: New CNWHS Modeler

Clark Propst
 

Another well done magazine Ron!
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: more freight cars from the far past

Dennis Storzek
 

Screw spikes, Don

Dennis


Re: more freight cars from the far past

riverman_vt@...
 

    Of equal interest is the track in the second photo. Note the full use of tie plates but

rail held in place with BOLTS, not spikes!!!!

 

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: more freight cars from the far past

Riverboy
 

I like looking closely at old photos like these. In the first photo, the Illinois Central box car has a little bit of a sag in it, while the Southern car right behind it has a very slight arch to it. The rest of the cars appear to be straight.

Tod (Ohio)
 
 


On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:42 PM, "Charles Peck lnnrr152@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
I love the saggy cars in both photos. There really IS a prototype for those
John Allen cars.
Chuck Peck


On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM, O Fenton Wells srrfan1401@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 
Check out the ACL truss rod vent box in the second photo.

--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...




Re: more freight cars from the far past

Charles Peck
 

I love the saggy cars in both photos. There really IS a prototype for those
John Allen cars.
Chuck Peck


On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:29 PM, O Fenton Wells srrfan1401@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Check out the ACL truss rod vent box in the second photo.

--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...



Re: more freight cars from the far past

O Fenton Wells
 

Check out the ACL truss rod vent box in the second photo.

--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...


New CNWHS Modeler

ron christensen
 

A new CNWHS Modeler Volume #7, Issue #2

Can be found on the web site.

http://www.cnwhs.org/modeling.htm

In This Issue:

• Scratch building M&StL (GATC leased) Stock Cars

• Building a 1970s Grain Boxcar Fleet – Part 3

• Modeling a Chicago & North Western Class J-S Part 4

• Installing DCC and Sound in a CNW Alco S-1

• Some Lettering Variations On Chicago Great Western Steam

Locomotives

Ron Christensen


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