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Custom Decal Maker

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

Recently we were moaning about how many decal makers had folded their tents for good. Today on page 42 in the Jan/Feb 2015 NG&SLG I saw an add for one I've never heard of: Cedarleaf Custom Decals at scedarleaf@... (yes, the "s" is part of their address). As I have no current need for custom decals, I will let someone else be the first to order from them, if they are indeed a new player. Otherwise, does anybody have any experience with them?

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

e bay chuckle

ed_mines
 

Jeff, I like wood kits too but those Ambroid covered hoppers are horrific and there are many nice plastic kits of similar cars.


The screen roof walks look just like screens (not like roof walks) and are always bent.


Getting rid of the wood grain is always troublesome  when wood is made to look like steel. 


How 'bout that D&H caboose? The  windows on that end look like windows in an armored car.


Ed Mines

Re: Ex-Model Die Casting ARA Cast Steel truck w/Spring Plank

Bill Welch
 

Thank you Scott, I found them on the Athearn website.

Bill Welch

Re: Book: Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States

Scott H. Haycock
 

Another option is to "Bookmark" the site on your browser. This way you can read it without downloading it to your hard drive and taking up space that may have better uses.

Scott Haycock


 

Rupert Gamlen wrote:

 

Unless you are a "member" you can only download single pages. The flip side - when compared with Archive - is that the electronic search facility is very good.


  The book can still be readily found on the Internet from used book sellers for reasonable prices. I personally like the ability to use the physical features of a book for reading and looking up details.

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Re: Book: Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States

Tony Thompson
 

Rupert Gamlen wrote:

 

Unless you are a "member" you can only download single pages. The flip side - when compared with Archive - is that the electronic search facility is very good.


  The book can still be readily found on the Internet from used book sellers for reasonable prices. I personally like the ability to use the physical features of a book for reading and looking up details.

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@...
Publishers of books on railroad history




Re: Broadway Limited Imports Stock Car

Brian Termunde
 


1a. Re: Broadway Limited Imports Stock Car
    Posted by: "Douglas Harding" doug.harding@... hardingdouglas
    Date: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:20 am ((PST))

I live in a rural area, with a very active sale barn in town and numerous
farmers raising cattle and hogs. If desired I could bring a bucket of the
appropriate organic material, enough to fill thousands of stockcars, to
Naperville next fall.

**************************

Thanks for the offer Doug, but I work at a hotel, I get PLENTY of not only 'appropriate' organic material, but also more then enough **inappropriate** organic material!  ; <

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

Re: Book: Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States

Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>
 

Tim

Unless you are a "member" you can only download single pages. The flip side
- when compared with Archive - is that the electronic search facility is
very good.

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ

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Bob I was not able to download the Google book from the link you provided.
It said I had to belong to a "member institution".

Tim O'Connor

Re: Ex-Model Die Casting ARA Cast Steel truck w/Spring Plank

Scott H. Haycock
 

Bill,

#90394. The Sheet shows this as a Bettendorf truck. It also lists #90390-70Ton, #90384-Timken, and #90392, Allied Full Cusion. Apparently there are different trucks with some of the models, maybe by Roadname?



Scott Haycock


 


I notice that the truck included on the Athearn DD steel cars distributed for the "Shake 'n Take" project at CCB includes the Ex-Model Die Casting ARA Cast Steel truck w/Spring Plank as so classified in Richard Hendrickson's "HO Freight Car Trucks" guide. Since the kit itself is ex-MDC, this makes sense. Richard noted that the truck was not in production but that appears to have changed, or more likely, they are using up stock molded by MDC. Anyway, to my way of thinking it would be good to have a few extra pair of these incase something comes up that they match, BUT oops, I lost the exploded view that might have had the part # for the Truck. Can anyone help me out with a Part Number please?


Bill Welch

 



Ex-Model Die Casting ARA Cast Steel truck w/Spring Plank

Bill Welch
 

I notice that the truck included on the Athearn DD steel cars distributed for the "Shake 'n Take" project at CCB includes the Ex-Model Die Casting ARA Cast Steel truck w/Spring Plank as so classified in Richard Hendrickson's "HO Freight Car Trucks" guide. Since the kit itself is ex-MDC, this makes sense. Richard noted that the truck was not in production but that appears to have changed, or more likely, they are using up stock molded by MDC. Anyway, to my way of thinking it would be good to have a few extra pair of these incase something comes up that they match, BUT oops, I lost the exploded view that might have had the part # for the Truck. Can anyone help me out with a Part Number please?


Bill Welch

 

Re: e bay chuckle

Jeff Pellas <jppellas@...>
 

It is mostly a generational thing but some of us just like 'em. Hard to explain. If I can build a wood kit car that is the proper dimensions, is detailed, weighted, painted and lettered correctly, has the right trucks and is weathered properly, that is actually enough for me. If it doesn't hold up under a magnifying lens, so be it. Not saying I don't have some resin models, because I do, but, at the risk of snickers and guffaws, I love the ol' match stick kits!

--Jeff
   

-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Harman gsgondola@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Wed, Jan 28, 2015 5:34 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] e bay chuckle

At 02:26 PM 1/28/2015 -0800, you wrote:
>Why anyone would pay a premium for wood kits representing steel cars is 
>beyond me, particularly the ACF covered hopper. Remember that screen 
>representing the roof walk? Ugh.

I was never much of a whittler.  Wrong generation I guess.  The only reason 
I'd buy a wood kit - if the price is very reasonable - would be for the 
plans and shapes, so I could duplicate it in styrene... and possibly use 
any metal castings.  The fact that I have not successfully done this yet 
speaks volumes.

Andy



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Re: e bay chuckle

Andy Harman
 

At 02:26 PM 1/28/2015 -0800, you wrote:
Why anyone would pay a premium for wood kits representing steel cars is beyond me, particularly the ACF covered hopper. Remember that screen representing the roof walk? Ugh.
I was never much of a whittler. Wrong generation I guess. The only reason I'd buy a wood kit - if the price is very reasonable - would be for the plans and shapes, so I could duplicate it in styrene... and possibly use any metal castings. The fact that I have not successfully done this yet speaks volumes.

Andy

e bay chuckle

ed_mines
 

I regularly buy old kits on e bay; Some of the listings are funny.


There are a lot of expensive Sunshine kits. The seller should realize that the some the cars are available from as easy to build plastc kits like the 52 ft gons from K2K and Tangent.


Why anyone would pay a premium for wood kits representing steel cars is beyond me, particularly the ACF covered hopper. Remember that screen representing the roof walk? Ugh.


My real reason for this post is a recent "unassembled" Ambroid D&H caboose kit. Look at the ends in the picture. Builder must have had a few drinks.


Ed Mines

Re: Book: Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States

Tim O'Connor
 

Bob I was not able to download the Google book from the link you provided.
It said I had to belong to a "member institution".

Tim O'Connor

Courtesy of Charles Hostetler�s blog (Modeling the CNW in Milwaukee, 1957) here is a link to a very interesting industry text by Eugene W. Coughlin. The author was the Manager, Railroad Relations, Car Service Division, Association Of American Railroads. The book was published in 1956.

Re: Book: Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States

Tony Thompson
 

The title was in the Subject line.


    Maybe this shows that the subject line isn't the best place.


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Re: Book: Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States

thecitrusbelt@...
 

The title was in the Subject line.

Re: Book: Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

 
Courtesy of Charles Hostetler’s blog (Modeling the CNW in Milwaukee, 1957) here is a link to a very interesting industry text by Eugene W. Coughlin.  The author was the Manager, Railroad Relations, Car Service Division, Association Of American Railroads.  The book was published in 1956.

   MIght have been nice to include the NAME of the book, Bob. It's _Freight Car Distribution and Car Handling in the United States_ and is indeed a very useful and informative book. Those interested in freight car handling have been aware of it (and buying used copies on the internet) for years. Now it's available on-line in digital form, as Bob reported. You can find numerous references to it in my blog, as in Hostetler's and others.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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Book: Freight Cars Rolling

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Again, Courtesy of Charles Hostetler’s blog (Modeling the CNW in Milwaukee, 1957) here is a link to a digitized version of Lawrence W. Sagle's book "Freight Cars Rolling" published in 1960.

 

The book, digitized as published or in text form (which can be copied) is available free on- line at:

 

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015000449929;view=1up;seq=1

 

After a quick review I would not say this is as good a book as “Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States”, however, the book is loaded with pictures from the era before 1960.

 

Below is the table of contents.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

++++

 

Table Of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Freight Car Classification — Identification of Types — Markings, Slogans, Colors.

Chapter 2. Making a Freight Shipment — Computing Freight Charges — Rail-

road Scales — What the Freight Cars Carry.

Chapter 3. Freight Car Records and Accounting — The Car Service Department — How the Cars are Routed — Per Diem,

 Mileage Charge, Demurrage — Car Inspection and Repair.

Chapter 4. The Work  of the Freight Agent — The Freight Forwarding Company — Pickup and Delivery  Service.

Chapter 5. Shipping Fruits and Vegetables — Beef from the Prairies —

Handling Live Stock — The Banana Train — Watermelons from Dixie — Coal, Ore  and Steel.

Chapter 6. The Freight Train and its Crew — The Train Conductor and

Train Orders — "Peddlers" and Fast Freights — Ruling Grade and Tonnage Restrictions — Classification Yards, Break-Bulk Stations — 1,236,650,000 Tons of Freight!

 

Book: Freight Car Distribution & Car Handling In The United States

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Courtesy of Charles Hostetler’s blog (Modeling the CNW in Milwaukee, 1957) here is a link to a very interesting industry text by Eugene W. Coughlin.  The author was the Manager, Railroad Relations, Car Service Division, Association Of American Railroads.  The book was published in 1956.

 

The book, digitized as published or in text form (which can be copied) is available free on- line at:

 

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015006075272;view=1up;seq=1

 

Below is the table of contents, which appears to have a lot of good material for those of you are interested in prototype operations.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

++++++

Table Of Contents

 

 I. Freight Car Efficiency, ABCs of; Genesis and Principles of

 Car Service Rules 1

 II. Car Service Rules observance 10

 III. Local Car Service Rules meetings 29

 IV. Departmental Aid in Efficient Car Handling 43

 V. Reports and Forms for Freight Car Handling 59

 VI. Heavier Loading of Freight Cars 91

 VII. Miscellaneous Abuses of and Delay to Equipment 104

 VIII. Cross Haul of Empty Cars in Terminals 114

 IX. Commodity Inspection and Carding 119

 X. Short Routing of Empty Cars 129

 XI. Demurrage and Storage 140

 XII. Weighing Freight and Empty Cars 149

 XIII. Bad Orders 154

 XIV. Yard and Terminal Observations 162

 XV. Regional Shippers' Advisory Boards 170

 XVI. Shippers and Receivers Part in Efficient Car Handling .. 180

 XVII. Complete Unloading or Cleaning of Cars 195

 XVIII. Embargoes 204

 XIX. Moving the Annual Grain Crop 210

 XX. Coal Car Distribution and Mine Ratings 224

 XXI. Refrigerator, and Tank Cars; Privately Owned Cars .... 243

 XXII. Car Hire 267

 XXIII. Adequacy Freight Car Ownership—Car Ownership Formu-

lae 281

 XXIV. Post-War Freight Car Shortages 294

 XXV. Association of American Railroads 308

Re: WTB Champ Decals #EH-256 SL-SF Frisco Steam Freight White #eh-256

Dennis Williams
 

found 
Dennis Williams/Owner


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Dennis Williams
 

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