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Re: Pennsy H32 - why?

David
 

Malt, along with lots of other bulk commodities that were less dense than cement. See below:
Steam era freight car discussion group. The time period covered will be from 1900-1960.

 



David Thompson


Re: prototype for MDC truss-rod caboose?

Adrian Hundhausen
 

Scott,

The MDC caboose is a model of a Colorado Midland way car, built 1886 based on an AT&SF design from the early 1880s, but with wider side doors installed ca. 1890. The CM only had one car with those exact doors; the others had double rather than triple windows. The kit came with that cupola roof. That style of roof was relatively common and was usually referred to as a Bombay roof.

Adrian Hundhausen


---In STMFC@..., <blindog@...> wrote :

Is there a prototype for MDC/Roundhouse's 30-odd foot truss-rod wood caboose?
I've got one here that has a cupola whose roof has a bell-curve shape, which
I've seen on their drovers caboose, but not on this 3-window cab. Perhaps
the original owner swapped cupolas? Anyhow, it has a slightly NYC look, but
I wonder if there was a better match.

This is the caboose with the double-sheathed sides, not the single-sheathed
truss-sided version. Here's an example with the regular cupola:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Roundhouse-MDC-HO-Chicago-North-Western-Old-Time-Caboose-Kit-NIB-/281557124238?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item418e1cc48e


Here's a drover caboose with the funky cupola that my model has:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Roundhouse-MDC-HO-John-Allen-Tribute-G-D-Old-Time-Dovers-Caboose-Upgraded-Exc-/271734056486?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item3f449ca626


My thinking if it is close to a New York Central caboose a friend's railroad
can use it, since NYC steam-era cabooses are hard to come by. I know that
many NYC cabooses had very low cupolas.

Thanks
Scott Chatfield


Re: Klein Modellbahn 2-dome tank car

Thomas Baker
 

Thorsten's explanation clarifies something that has mystified me for several years.  In 2000 I was leaving the Frankfurt-Bahnhof railway station enroute to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.  On the way out of the station I caught a glimpse of a two-dome tankcar.  The train was moving fast, so that I did not get a long enough look to determine whether the car still had its trucks, but seeing an American tankcar while riding the Deutsche Bahn threw me.  It didn't make sense.  So thanks for the clarification, Thorsten.

 

Tom Baker


From: STMFC@... on behalf of Thorsten Petschallies t.petschallies@... [STMFC]
Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:08 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: AW: [STMFC] Klein Modellbahn 2-dome tank car
 


Hello Richard,

the prototype cars were built for the USTC during WW2.

AFAIK, they were shipped as kits to Great Britain, assembled there and then brought over to Europe after D day.

They were taken over by a number of European railroads and private owners after the end of WW2, though I don’t have exact information.

Also the USTC used them for supply during the cold war.

 

Roco has taken over the Klein molds.

They have announced USTC and DB version as 2015 releases.

http://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?10,7246461

See pages 123 and 139.

 

Thorsten Petschallies

Hamburg, Germany

 

 

Von: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Gesendet: Samstag, 10. Januar 2015 22:51
An: STMFC@...
Betreff: Re: [STMFC] Klein Modellbahn 2-dome tank car

 

 

I can only suggest you keep checking European ebay.

Paul Doggett UK

 

 

 

Sent from Samsung mobile


"richtownsend@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Since many of our US and Canadian modelers are distracted right now, I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask a question of the European contingent. Klein Modellbahn of Austria used to offer a two-dome tank car that as I understand it was based on a US export from the years following WWII. Does anyone know of a source for one of these cars?

 

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon




prototype for MDC truss-rod caboose?

D. Scott Chatfield
 

Is there a prototype for MDC/Roundhouse's 30-odd foot truss-rod wood caboose?
I've got one here that has a cupola whose roof has a bell-curve shape, which
I've seen on their drovers caboose, but not on this 3-window cab. Perhaps
the original owner swapped cupolas? Anyhow, it has a slightly NYC look, but
I wonder if there was a better match.

This is the caboose with the double-sheathed sides, not the single-sheathed
truss-sided version. Here's an example with the regular cupola:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Roundhouse-MDC-HO-Chicago-North-Western-Old-Time-Caboose-Kit-NIB-/281557124238?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item418e1cc48e


Here's a drover caboose with the funky cupola that my model has:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Roundhouse-MDC-HO-John-Allen-Tribute-G-D-Old-Time-Dovers-Caboose-Upgraded-Exc-/271734056486?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item3f449ca626


My thinking if it is close to a New York Central caboose a friend's railroad
can use it, since NYC steam-era cabooses are hard to come by. I know that
many NYC cabooses had very low cupolas.

Thanks
Scott Chatfield


Re: ACF reefer question

A&Y Dave in MD
 

Given my quick judgments and unerringly wrong guesses, I cannot wait to see how this kit turns out...lol

Sent from Dave Bott' iPhone

On Jan 10, 2015, at 6:28 PM, 'Douglas Harding' doug.harding@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Dave the Branchline kits are not RTR. Atlas is now offering the former Branchline kits as RTR, but I don’t believe they are offering the same billboard paint schemes. The Heileman Beer will be a kit.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Pennsy H32 - why?

D. Scott Chatfield
 

I picked up one of Broadway's Pennsy H32 covered hoppers recently. These are the long, low 5-bay covered hoppers that were slightly over 3,000 cubic feet, which was very large for a covered hopper in those days. My question is _why_ were these built? Being 70-ton cars, they'd be about the right size for grain, but grain wasn't shipped in covered hoppers back then (1950-ish). So what was the Pennsy carrying that was relatively lightweight and was moving in quantities that required three hundred cars? Were they an early malt hopper?

Scott Chatfield


Re: ACF reefer question

Douglas Harding
 

Dave the Branchline kits are not RTR. Atlas is now offering the former Branchline kits as RTR, but I don’t believe they are offering the same billboard paint schemes. The Heileman Beer will be a kit.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: ACF reefer question

Benjamin Hom
 

Dave Bott wrote:
"Sometimes RTR is a boon!"



Sorry to bust your bubble, Dave, but this isn't RTR.  It's a kit.
Ben Hom 


Re: Klein Modellbahn 2-dome tank car

JoelDee
 

Have you tried EBAY

Open up Google Translator and head to Austria EBAY

http://www.ebay.at/sch/allcategories/all-categories
under modellbau--Modelleisenbahn

EBAY Germany has a lot of Austrian's selling US stuff here as it is a bigger market

www.ebay.de

Also, Walters has a good worldwide dealer network as does MTH who manufactures European locomotives and wagons in Europe.  Their are three Americanish USA dealers in Germany, so I would expect the same in Austria

Last resort is to run a small ad in one or more German Modelleisenbahn magazines which have a large following and collectors still run this stuff at shows--especially the AC/DC era of their youth.

Joel Dethlefs/Berlin
geridee1@...
   

 


Re: ACF reefer question

Allan Smith
 

There is a car now up for bid on E Bay now.

Al Smith Sonora


On Saturday, January 10, 2015 1:07 PM, "jaydeet2001@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
 


David Thompson



Re: ACF reefer question

A&Y Dave in MD
 

Well, that removes a lot of work!  I can get back to my current resin kits... Let me know if they start offering a RTR Southern SU DS 36 footer! 😉

Thank you. I'll have this running before my Dad passes (he's in hospice). Sometimes RTR is a boon!

Sent from Dave Bott' iPhone

On Jan 10, 2015, at 4:07 PM, jaydeet2001@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Or you could buy this:

Branchline Blueprint HO ACF/URTX Beer Reefer Heileman's Brewing Kit #1335

 



David Thompson


Re: Klein Modellbahn 2-dome tank car

Thorsten Petschallies
 

Hello Richard,

the prototype cars were built for the USTC during WW2.

AFAIK, they were shipped as kits to Great Britain, assembled there and then brought over to Europe after D day.

They were taken over by a number of European railroads and private owners after the end of WW2, though I don’t have exact information.

Also the USTC used them for supply during the cold war.

 

Roco has taken over the Klein molds.

They have announced USTC and DB version as 2015 releases.

http://www.drehscheibe-online.de/foren/read.php?10,7246461

See pages 123 and 139.

 

Thorsten Petschallies

Hamburg, Germany

 

 

Von: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Gesendet: Samstag, 10. Januar 2015 22:51
An: STMFC@...
Betreff: Re: [STMFC] Klein Modellbahn 2-dome tank car

 

 

I can only suggest you keep checking European ebay.

Paul Doggett UK

 

 

 

Sent from Samsung mobile


"richtownsend@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Since many of our US and Canadian modelers are distracted right now, I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask a question of the European contingent. Klein Modellbahn of Austria used to offer a two-dome tank car that as I understand it was based on a US export from the years following WWII. Does anyone know of a source for one of these cars?

 

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: Klein Modellbahn 2-dome tank car

paul.doggett2472 <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

I can only suggest you keep checking European ebay.
Paul Doggett UK



Sent from Samsung mobile

"richtownsend@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Since many of our US and Canadian modelers are distracted right now, I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask a question of the European contingent. Klein Modellbahn of Austria used to offer a two-dome tank car that as I understand it was based on a US export from the years following WWII. Does anyone know of a source for one of these cars?
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Klein Modellbahn 2-dome tank car

Richard Townsend
 

Since many of our US and Canadian modelers are distracted right now, I thought I'd take the opportunity to ask a question of the European contingent. Klein Modellbahn of Austria used to offer a two-dome tank car that as I understand it was based on a US export from the years following WWII. Does anyone know of a source for one of these cars?
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: ACF reefer question

David
 

Or you could buy this:

Branchline Blueprint HO ACF/URTX Beer Reefer Heileman's Brewing Kit #1335

 



David Thompson


Westinghouse flat car load for sale II

Bill Lane
 

I guess this list still strips the photos from the posts… email me directly if you want to see them.

 

Thank You,
Bill Lane

Modeling the Mighty Pennsy & PRSL in 1957 in S Scale since 1987

See my finished models at:
http://www.lanestrains.com
Look at what has been made in PRR in S Scale!

 

See my layout progress at:

http://www.lanestrains.com/My_Layout.htm

Custom Train Parts Design & 3D Printing
http://www.3dmodeltech.com

PRR Builders Photos Bought, Sold & Traded
(Trading is MUCH preferred)
http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRphotos.xls 

***Join the PRR T&HS***
The other members are not ALL like me!
http://www.prrths.com
http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRTHS_Application.pdf

Join the Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines Historical Society
It's FREE to join! http://www.prslhs.com 
Preserving The Memory Of The PRSL

 


Re: Westinghouse flat car load for sale-No image found

Brad Bower <bradley.bower@...>
 

There is no image attached to your email illustrating the samples you are talking about.

Sincerely

Brad Bower

On Jan 10, 2015, at 12:39 PM, 'Bill Lane' bill@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

I am offering the attached urethane casting for sale as a flat car or
gondola load. It was modeled after a large steel casting for steam
generating turbines. My Pop worked for Westinghouse Electric in Lester PA as
a steel pattern maker for large steam turbine castings. The Wabash flat car
hung on the wall in my room for many years. I think there was a blade
spindle in these castings.

The master pattern was 3D printed and cast by my urethane caster. They will
arrive + - as you see ready to use with no clean up needed. The items in the
photos are production samples.

I should have the production run within a month tops. They are cast in gray
as shown but you will likely want to paint them because there are usually
some minor color variations. In the urethane.

This is a onetime project. I am not stocking them for sale at a later date.

While I made them for S Scale they are really not scale specific. They are
2.37 long x .90 high x 1 .50 wide. You can scale convert from there.

I am selling them in sets of 3 castings for $40.00 + $3.00 shipping, or 4
castings for $50.00 + $3.00 for shipping via USPS without insurance or
tracking. 

I would much prefer to ship to the US only but email me if you are outside
of the US and really want them. I will see what I can do.

Payment in full is due upon placing the order.

Send payment to:

Bill Lane

305 Dubois Ave

West Deptford NJ 08096

Please send me an email to confirm your order. Any questions please reply
directly.

Thank You,
Bill Lane

Modeling the Mighty Pennsy & PRSL in 1957 in S Scale since 1987

See my finished models at:
<http://www.lanestrains.com/> http://www.lanestrains.com
Look at what has been made in PRR in S Scale!

See my layout progress at:

<http://www.lanestrains.com/My_Layout.htm>
http://www.lanestrains.com/My_Layout.htm

Custom Train Parts Design & 3D Printing
<http://www.3dmodeltech.com/> http://www.3dmodeltech.com

PRR Builders Photos Bought, Sold & Traded
(Trading is MUCH preferred)
<http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRphotos.xls>
http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRphotos.xls 

***Join the PRR T&HS***
The other members are not ALL like me!
<http://www.prrths.com/> http://www.prrths.com
<http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRTHS_Application.pdf>
http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRTHS_Application.pdf

Join the Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines Historical Society
It's FREE to join! <http://www.prslhs.com/> http://www.prslhs.com 
Preserving The Memory Of The PRSL

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



Re: ACF reefer question

Douglas Harding
 

Dave, Branchline did a wonderful HO kit of the URTC 40’ reefer that was based upon an ACF design of the early 20’s which was the car used by many. They even offered it in Heileman Beer lettering. The car is now offered by Atlas as a RTR in their master car line. The kit offered two different styles of ice hatch covers. I’m not sure if Atlas if offering that option. And I don’t know if Atlas is doing the Heileman lettering. But the kits are readily found on ebay and at train shows. You might want to compare this car to the Westerfield offerings.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Westinghouse flat car load for sale

Bill Lane
 

I am offering the attached urethane casting for sale as a flat car or
gondola load. It was modeled after a large steel casting for steam
generating turbines. My Pop worked for Westinghouse Electric in Lester PA as
a steel pattern maker for large steam turbine castings. The Wabash flat car
hung on the wall in my room for many years. I think there was a blade
spindle in these castings.



The master pattern was 3D printed and cast by my urethane caster. They will
arrive + - as you see ready to use with no clean up needed. The items in the
photos are production samples.



I should have the production run within a month tops. They are cast in gray
as shown but you will likely want to paint them because there are usually
some minor color variations. In the urethane.



This is a onetime project. I am not stocking them for sale at a later date.


While I made them for S Scale they are really not scale specific. They are
2.37 long x .90 high x 1 .50 wide. You can scale convert from there.



I am selling them in sets of 3 castings for $40.00 + $3.00 shipping, or 4
castings for $50.00 + $3.00 for shipping via USPS without insurance or
tracking.



I would much prefer to ship to the US only but email me if you are outside
of the US and really want them. I will see what I can do.



Payment in full is due upon placing the order.



Send payment to:

Bill Lane

305 Dubois Ave

West Deptford NJ 08096



Please send me an email to confirm your order. Any questions please reply
directly.





Thank You,
Bill Lane

Modeling the Mighty Pennsy & PRSL in 1957 in S Scale since 1987

See my finished models at:
<http://www.lanestrains.com/> http://www.lanestrains.com
Look at what has been made in PRR in S Scale!



See my layout progress at:

<http://www.lanestrains.com/My_Layout.htm>
http://www.lanestrains.com/My_Layout.htm

Custom Train Parts Design & 3D Printing
<http://www.3dmodeltech.com/> http://www.3dmodeltech.com

PRR Builders Photos Bought, Sold & Traded
(Trading is MUCH preferred)
<http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRphotos.xls>
http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRphotos.xls

***Join the PRR T&HS***
The other members are not ALL like me!
<http://www.prrths.com/> http://www.prrths.com
<http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRTHS_Application.pdf>
http://www.lanestrains.com/PRRTHS_Application.pdf

Join the Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines Historical Society
It's FREE to join! <http://www.prslhs.com/> http://www.prslhs.com
Preserving The Memory Of The PRSL


Re: ACF reefer question

Dave Parker
 

Dave:

There is more information in the Westerefield print catalog than there is on-line (and also in the kit instructions themselves).  Based on the 1922 build date, you want the Type II.  The Type IIIs came after ~1927, and had a somewhat different underframe and hatches.

Good luck.

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA

61921 - 61940 of 192670