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Re: The Passing of Joe Collias, April 30, 2015

Tony Thompson
 

Ed Hawkins wrote:

 

I have sad news to report after hearing from Joe's wife Marjorie that Joe Collias passed away on April 30, 2015, after a brief stay in the hospital.


     I'm really sorry to hear this, Ed. Joe was a very nice guy and generous with his photos. I for one will certainly miss him.

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





The Passing of Joe Collias, April 30, 2015

Ed Hawkins
 

STMFC,
I have sad news to report after hearing from Joe's wife Marjorie that Joe Collias passed away on April 30, 2015, after a brief stay in the hospital.

Visitation for family and friends will be at the Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis. Arrangements are pending with details to be provided at www.kutisfuneralhomes.com.

Among his many talents, Joe Collias was a prolific photographer of steam locomotives & freight cars. Joe authored numerous books and articles in historical society & railroad publications, He was an exceptional modeler in HO scale & darkroom printer. Many of you will recall the joyous "feeding frenzies" at the Naperville RPM when Joe offered for sale the freight car photos he had printed.

Joe was my very good friend and will be sorely missed.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: Red Caboose is not "No More"

midcenturyandy@...
 

Red Caboose is truly "no more". Intermountain now owns the Red Caboose HO line of tooling. With the sales of the O scale line years ago, and the N scale line earlier this year, RC is now Gone. I am hopeful that their parts availability will remain from Intermountain, as the RC rectangular panel roof is really needed. I also hope that Intermountain will continue with the Red Caboose/IMWX '37 AAR box car, as it is better than the Intermountain's own '37 AAR box car. We shall see.....
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Broadway ltd announces 6,000 gallon ACF type 27 tank car

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Jim,

 

               Gary Laasko posted “The announcement is on page 58 of their catalogue:

 

http://www.broadway-limited2.com/productguide2015/  “

 

            In case you’re having trouble seeing that page, here is what it shows:

BLI #

6120 Canadian Industries, 4-pack, HO

6121 Columbia Southern, 4-pack, HO

6122 Hooker Chemicals, 4-pack, HO

6123 Penn Salt, 4-pack, HO

6124 Pittsburgh Plate Glass, 4-pack, HO

6125 Virginia Chemicals, 4-pack, HO

6126 Variety Set A, 4-pack, HO (Brown Co, Shippers Car Line, Ethyl Corp., Stauffer Chem.)

6127 Variety Set B, 4-pack, HO (Wyandotte Chem Corp, Electro Bleaching Gas Co., Niagara Alkali, Niagara Smelting)

6128 Unlettered, Painted Light Gray, 4-pack, HO

 

Regards

 

-Jeff

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2015 7:44 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Broadway ltd announces 6,000 gallon ACF type 27 tank car

 

 

Hi,

Am I the only one who can't find any list of the reporting marks that
will be offered for this car? Is it "Hooker Only"?

I'm not very good at identifying the service based upon the fittings
on the dome. Can someone help out with that for this car?

I'm actually looking/searching for models that are appropriate for
crude oil service in the late 40's to early 50's. I think that means
that they would normally be "X" cars and without any "logos" on
them (i.e. all black cars with just lettering).
It's easy to find tanks that are lettered for some oil company or
other - we all seem to relate to ("lean towards?") cars lettered
for the service stations we saw as kids (or see in pics). Those cars
are "after the products have been refined" ... at least that's what
I've been told ... It's also easy to find cars that are "trade marked"
with color schemes. Both of those are fine - they just don't fit
the service that I need to pick up some cars for (a small oil
field that still ships without a pipe line).

If I have it right the BLI models are actually "for" cars that are
in chemical service (or the supply of plants for the same).
- Jim


$12 off-Intermountain HO NP alt std AAR 2-bay hoppers 4 sale

Andy Carlson <midcenturyandy@...>
 







Hello-

I have 12 Intermountain Northern Pacific HO 2-bayhoppers of the AAR alt std design. This is a fairly recent offering from Intermountain, and ranks as one of their best executed designs for freight cars.

Intermountain #47152, I have 2 each of 6 numbers. Cars are in as-delivered paint scheme of 1-40 build date. You can look at these cars on Intermountain's web site.

Retail at $40 each, I am selling my remaining cars for $28/each, plus shipping. There are a total of 6 different numbers. If you want all 6 numbers, I will try to accommodate you, though you should not delay too long.

I accept checks and money orders. For a small fee, I accept PayPal. If interested, contact me off-list (Please) at <midcentury@...>
Thanks,
-Andy


Re: Boxcar With (Way) Off Center Doors

Tim O'Connor
 

Andy

Another photo shows BLT 12-57 as the date. I assume for tax purposes
these must have been considered to be "new" cars and so they received
new BLT stencils even though the original B-5 is from the 1930's.

Tim O'

When were these cars rebuilt? I can't quite make out the built date at the far right of the car. Or would that date have only told when the original B5 was built?
Regards,
Andy Miller


Re: Broadway ltd announces 6,000 gallon ACF type 27 tank car

Jim Betz
 

Hi,

Am I the only one who can't find any list of the reporting marks that
will be offered for this car? Is it "Hooker Only"?

I'm not very good at identifying the service based upon the fittings
on the dome. Can someone help out with that for this car?

I'm actually looking/searching for models that are appropriate for
crude oil service in the late 40's to early 50's. I think that means
that they would normally be "X" cars and without any "logos" on
them (i.e. all black cars with just lettering).
It's easy to find tanks that are lettered for some oil company or
other - we all seem to relate to ("lean towards?") cars lettered
for the service stations we saw as kids (or see in pics). Those cars
are "after the products have been refined" ... at least that's what
I've been told ... It's also easy to find cars that are "trade marked"
with color schemes. Both of those are fine - they just don't fit
the service that I need to pick up some cars for (a small oil
field that still ships without a pipe line).

If I have it right the BLI models are actually "for" cars that are
in chemical service (or the supply of plants for the same).
- Jim


Re: Boxcar With (Way) Off Center Doors

Andy Miller
 

John (or Ben),



When were these cars rebuilt? I can’t quite make out the built date at the far right of the car. Or would that date have only told when the original B5 was built?



Regards,



Andy Miller



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2015 10:06 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Boxcar With (Way) Off Center Doors





Bob,



That's a former SAL B-5 box car, heavily rebuilt. The idea was to make a very wide opening to load lumber with fork lifts. The doors were offset on each side, by the way. SAL built an experimental car and then rebuilt, I think, ten more cars. Of course in the 60s cars got much bigger so they didn't continue the program. I have more info if you need it--just holler offline.



John Golden

OFallon, IL


Re: Tangent Missing Retainer Valves

al_brown03
 

It doesn't come with a bleed rod either, but both are easy to add. Nice car. :-)

 

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Boxcar With (Way) Off Center Doors

golden1014
 

Bob,

That's a former SAL B-5 box car, heavily rebuilt.  The idea was to make a very wide opening to load lumber with fork lifts.  The doors were offset on each side, by the way.  SAL built an experimental car and then rebuilt, I think, ten more cars.  Of course in the 60s cars got much bigger so they didn't continue the program.  I have more info if you need it--just holler offline.

John Golden
OFallon, IL


New parts from Yarmouth Model Works

Pierre Oliver
 

Morning all;
It took a little longer than I had wished, but the new parts are now listed on the website.
Visit http://yarmouthmodelworks.com/details.php
And have a look at the sill steps for Tangent tank cars, X-29 patch panels(2 styles) and the Kadee ladder drilling template.
Cheers

--
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com


3D Printed Parts

Bill Welch
 

Granted these are large scale truck parts but still her is one aftermarket vender offering printed parts: Class A Resin

 Bill Welch


Re: Tangent Missing Retainer Valves

Tim O'Connor
 

what pieces of junk!! i want my money back! how am i supposed to run these
cars on steep grades? :-)

I noticed today that the Tangent three compartment tank car has no retainer valve.
I then checked the acid car and it too lacks this part of the brake system.
Mark Vinski


Re: Boxcar With (Way) Off Center Doors

Benjamin Hom
 



Bob Chaparro wrote:
"This is Seaboard 20203. I’m sure there is a very good reason for this design.  I’d just like to know what the reason is.
http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/30853925542817596/filePointer/30853925577027870/fodoid/30853925577027864/imageType/LARGE/inlineImage/true/SAL%252020203.jpg

SAL 20200-20209, rebuilt from cars in SAL 20000-20199 (steel rebuilds of SAL 15000-15999 SS boxcars) optimized for handling finished lumber with fork trucks.  See the 1st Quarter 2013 issue of The Seaboard-Coast Line Modeler for more information.


Ben Hom


Re: Boxcar With (Way) Off Center Doors

Staffan Ehnbom
 

The Great Northern rebuilt its 1940 vintage double wood sheath car no. 49759 into a similar car in 1958 renumbering it 29001. It had the 20 ft door openings at opposite ends of the car, which I would think goes for the Seaboard car too. The two doors opened to be stacked one outside the other. Judging by the apparent depth of the door stop I'd think that goes for the Seaboard car too. The GN car was an experimental lumber loading car.

Staffan Ehnbom

On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 7:17 AM, Bill Keene wakeene@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Bob & Group,


Very interesting indeed.

Judging from the mounting of the ladder on the far side of the car, it appears that both right and left side double doors are at the same end of the car. 

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Apr 30, 2015, at 9:53 PM, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:




This is Seaboard 20203. I’m sure there is a very good reason for this design.  I’d just like to know what the reason is.

 


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

 







Re: Boxcar With (Way) Off Center Doors

Andy Harman
 

At 09:53 PM 4/30/2015 -0700, you wrote:

This is Seaboard 20203. I’m sure there is a very good reason for this
design. I’d just like to know what the reason is.
I am not familiar with this particular car but it reminds me of the later
B&O "canstock" box cars which had the doors offset to the ends. This had
something to do with being able to load and unload steel coils for the tin
can industry and it allowed for increased capacity. On this SAL car, the
door guides aren't long enough for both doors to slide all the way down, so
it looks as if one or the other door area could be open but not both.

Andy


Re: Boxcar With (Way) Off Center Doors

Bill Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Bob & Group,

Very interesting indeed.

Judging from the mounting of the ladder on the far side of the car, it appears that both right and left side double doors are at the same end of the car. 

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Apr 30, 2015, at 9:53 PM, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:




This is Seaboard 20203. I’m sure there is a very good reason for this design.  I’d just like to know what the reason is.

 


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

 






Tangent Missing Retainer Valves

Mark Vinski
 


I noticed today that the Tangent three compartment tank car has no retainer valve. I then checked the acid car and it too lacks this part of the brake system.

 

Mark Vinski


Boxcar With (Way) Off Center Doors

thecitrusbelt@...
 

This is Seaboard 20203. I’m sure there is a very good reason for this design.  I’d just like to know what the reason is.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

 

http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/30853925542817596/filePointer/30853925577027870/fodoid/30853925577027864/imageType/LARGE/inlineImage/true/SAL%252020203.jpg


50th Anniversary Sale of Westerfield kits

Don Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hi folks,

A few weeks ago I mentioned that last November marked our 50th year in business and that we would be
celebrating with a sale of Westerfield kits once they were all listed. That has been done and the list is available
by emailing newrail@.... As I understand things almost all Westerfield kits now sell for $35 each.
The cost for the listed kits, some 90 of them given that some are available in multiples, is $28 each. Shipping
is $6 for one car, $8 for two cars and $10 for three or more cars. This price is good on the cars listed only and
only for those cars in stock at the time your order is received. The sale for the Westerfield cars will last until
30 June this year.

Happy modeling, Don Valentine
New England Rail Service, Inc.

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