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Re: St Louis RPM

Pierre Oliver
 

This was my second time in St Louis.
Indeed a different event than Naperville. It's clear that Collinsville is growing and will be successful for some time to come. And it will no doubt evolve.
Will it supplant Naperville? There's the question for me. I heard a lot of rumour/fearmongering about the demise of Naperville.
To which I have to comment.
The RPMs are like RMC, they are contributor driven. The meets are only as good as the effort put forth and the energy of the speakers. If you're not seeing the kind of things you want to see, do a clinic, or find someone who can/will.
Constantly having the same core group of speakers is boring for the participants and the speakers suffer from burnout.
It's your hobby too. Get involved.
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 8/11/15 10:28 AM, cepropst@q.com [STMFC] wrote:

 

There was a recent thread on early PS1 cars. I believe the CIL/MON 1-500 series was mentioned. Mont Switzer had his files on these cars with him at St L. I was fortunate enough to be able to write down all the particulars and buy an as built set of decals from him. My plan is to use the sides and frame from an old CCS PS1 flat kit. I don’t give a rat’s rear if the underframe is correct or not. And Branchline/IM parts for the ends, roof, doors. Simple outline, it’s more complicated than that. But, that’s my plan and I’m sticking with it.
 
The last couple of years I’ve seen a few “Old Breed” modelers at this meet. Old breed meaning N’ville/CCB “core” STMFC freight car guys. I’m curious as to what they thought of this meet beings it’s so different from the two before mentioned.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: STL RPM 2015 - Thanks!

 

I didn¹t see anything from Moloco; he was supposed to be there with new
carsŠ.

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

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Subject: [STMFC] Re: STL RPM 2015 - Thanks!







Hi Don,


They're posted right now on Flickr. I don't have a link handy but you might
be able to see them by searching for Golden1014 or STL RPM 2015. I am new to
Flickr and don't know if the photos are publicly viewable yet, and have a
lot of captions finished and organization to complete.

John

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL










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St Louis RPM

Clark Propst
 

There was a recent thread on early PS1 cars. I believe the CIL/MON 1-500 series was mentioned. Mont Switzer had his files on these cars with him at St L. I was fortunate enough to be able to write down all the particulars and buy an as built set of decals from him. My plan is to use the sides and frame from an old CCS PS1 flat kit. I don’t give a rat’s rear if the underframe is correct or not. And Branchline/IM parts for the ends, roof, doors. Simple outline, it’s more complicated than that. But, that’s my plan and I’m sticking with it.
 
The last couple of years I’ve seen a few “Old Breed” modelers at this meet. Old breed meaning N’ville/CCB “core” STMFC freight car guys. I’m curious as to what they thought of this meet beings it’s so different from the two before mentioned.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: STL RPM 2015 - Thanks!

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35369592@N06/sets/72157656596137919


Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of STMFC List
<STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:53 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: STL RPM 2015 - Thanks!







Hi Don,


They're posted right now on Flickr. I don't have a link handy but you might
be able to see them by searching for Golden1014 or STL RPM 2015. I am new to
Flickr and don't know if the photos are publicly viewable yet, and have a
lot of captions finished and organization to complete.

John

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL










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Re: STL RPM 2015 - Thanks!

golden1014
 

Hi Don,

They're posted right now on Flickr.  I don't have a link handy but you might be able to see them by searching for Golden1014 or STL RPM 2015. I am new to Flickr and don't know if the photos are publicly viewable yet, and have a lot of captions finished and organization to complete.  

John

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL

 


Re: C&BT Shops Car Wanted

Tim O'Connor
 

Garth, do you mean kit #600 ?

Tim O'

Does anyone have particular C&BT Shops car in their never-to-be-built
pile? I'm looking for a 12-panel, 7' door, straight panel roof car with
4/4 ends. It must be the version with separate ladders and other
details. I know of no prototype for this particular car, but I have two
lettered for my freelance Virginia Midland, and would like another. They
look pretty nice when upgraded.

I am only interested in this combination of features. If anyone has such
a car they would like to part with for sale or trade, please contact me
OFF-LIST.

Thanks much.

Garth Groff


C&BT Shops Car Wanted

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

Does anyone have particular C&BT Shops car in their never-to-be-built pile? I'm looking for a 12-panel, 7' door, straight panel roof car with 4/4 ends. It must be the version with separate ladders and other details. I know of no prototype for this particular car, but I have two lettered for my freelance Virginia Midland, and would like another. They look pretty nice when upgraded.

I am only interested in this combination of features. If anyone has such a car they would like to part with for sale or trade, please contact me OFF-LIST.

Thanks much.


Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


Re: Not Just For Automobiles

Bill Keene <wakeene@...>
 


Re: Not Just For Automobiles

Mark Stamm
 

I think it is an X32b

Mark P Stamm
Mark at Euphoriatt dot Com

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On Aug 10, 2015, at 8:51 PM, Bill Keene wakeene@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Hello Group,


I would appreciate if someone could ID the box car. My knowledge base of the PRR is extremely limited. 

Thanks and Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA



On Aug 10, 2015, at 5:03 PM, jack.f.mullen@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Yes, it looks like there's at least one more, with tail visible in the doorway,  nose out of sight to the left. Behind that fuselage, it looks like there's a rack of wings and/ or stabilizers, at least 8 items. That may suggest that there were several planes in the shipment.


I keep thinking Richard Hendrickson would have enjoyed this one!

Jack Mullen



Re: Not Just For Automobiles

Bill Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Hello Group,

I would appreciate if someone could ID the box car. My knowledge base of the PRR is extremely limited. 

Thanks and Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA



On Aug 10, 2015, at 5:03 PM, jack.f.mullen@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Yes, it looks like there's at least one more, with tail visible in the doorway,  nose out of sight to the left. Behind that fuselage, it looks like there's a rack of wings and/ or stabilizers, at least 8 items. That may suggest that there were several planes in the shipment.


I keep thinking Richard Hendrickson would have enjoyed this one!

Jack Mullen



Re: Not Just For Automobiles

Jack Mullen
 

Yes, it looks like there's at least one more, with tail visible in the doorway,  nose out of sight to the left. Behind that fuselage, it looks like there's a rack of wings and/ or stabilizers, at least 8 items. That may suggest that there were several planes in the shipment.

I keep thinking Richard Hendrickson would have enjoyed this one!

Jack Mullen


Re: STL RPM 2015 - Thanks!

riverman_vt@...
 

   And photos will be posted when John??

Thanks in advance, Don Valentine


British Library maps

Tim O'Connor
 

I don't know if the archive has any freight car photos, but it definitely
has maps showing rail lines ... Anyway the British Library has scanned and
made available over ONE MILLION images that are free for anyone to use as
they wish. There are hundred of albums this is just one image from one album ...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/16403210530/in/album-72157648606505353/

Tim O'Connor


Re: B&O container chassis question

rwitt_2000
 

Tim and others,

Here is a link to the MOPAC COFC information.

MoPac Demountable Intermodal Container Scratch Build - Update 7/19

 

Currently, I can't find any on-line sources for the B&O TOFCEE service using containers.

Bob Witt


Re: vacuum

railsnw@...
 

Or you can have an imploding tank car, slightly off topic.

Railroad tank car vacuum implosion

Richard Wilkens

 


STL RPM 2015 - Thanks!

golden1014
 

On behalf of Lonnie Bathurst, Dan Kohlberg, Dave Roeder and Clark Propst, I’d like to say thank you for a wonderful, crazy, packed, non-stop and thoroughly enjoyable weekend at the 2015 St. Louis RPM meet.  We had a whopper of an event—385 attendees, lots of happy vendors and historical societies, over 2,000 models brought by attendees, and a ton of fun and fellowship.  We are humbled, and grateful, for your participation and we hope that you all had a wonderful time and safe travels.

Everyone made our event a success this year.  To our vendors and manufacturers—thank you for your time and effort and money spent to get here, meet and greet your customers, and make our event a success.  To all the historical society people who came to meet and encouraged greater participation—thanks for flying the flag and being a big part of the show.  To our speakers, who presented a variety of topics to packed audiences—thank you for your tireless effort to educate your fellow modelers and railfans.  And to our friendly exhibitors, like Dave Shroedle and the crew from The Weathering Shop, and Jeff Otto, and Badger and Grex, among many others—thank you for your dedication and loyalty to the community.  Not to be forgotten are the layout owners—thank you for opening your homes and spreading good cheer.  We hope everyone was inspired by meeting new friends and learning new things.

The generosity of our vendors and historical societies and manufacturers humbles us every year.  We were fortunate to give away about 260 door prizes, including locomotives, decoders, freight cars of all types, books, historical society memberships, paint, calendars, and lots of other great stuff.  THANK YOU to our vendor and manufacturer friends—your contributions make RPM meets what they are and keep modelers coming through the doors.   

I’d also like to thank all the folks behind the scenes who helped out all weekend—all the guys that dropped their bags and helped the vendors pack up and move in and out, the folks who worked the front door, and all the guys that helped us move tables around on Friday morning when things got all messed up—and all you others that I am forgetting—thanks to you for your selflessness.  

Also, thanks to everyone that brought models.  The model display is the heart of our meet, and I recognize that it’s tough to pack up and bring things, and recognize the risks involved.  Thanks to each and every one of your for making that special effort and making STL RPM something special.  Without your models, RPM meets would be just another train show.

Our friends at the Gateway NMRA were terrific as always, helping us arrange things and spread the word.  For more information on the NMRA’s Gateway Division, please visit http://www.gatewaynmra.org/default.htm.  They have a neat website and there’s a lot to see and learn there, so check it out when you have the time.

We’re building the “official” STL RPM photo site this week on Flickr.  We need a little time to get captions done and get the site ready for public viewing, and I’ll get that that site to you as soon as I can.  I’m sure other guys will be posting photos around the internet too.  Our old site—with photos from our first eight STL RPM meets—will remain on PBase at http://www.pbase.com/golden1014 .  We’ll slowly transition over to Flickr this year and will keep you informed as we open up new pages and sites.  

Our friends at the Gateway NMRA were terrific as always, helping us arrange things and spread the word.  For more information on the NMRA’s Gateway Division, please visit http://www.gatewaynmra.org/default.htm.  They have a neat website and there’s a lot to see and learn there, so check it out when you have the time.

We’ll host another STL RPM in late July or early August 2016.  As soon as we get the dates set we’ll let you know.  We were bursting at the seams this year so next year we’ll plan to have more room, and more clinics, and make things bigger and better.  If you have some good ideas about making our event better, or need to let me know that something needs to be fixed, give me a shout at Golden1014@....

If you couldn’t attend St. Louis this year, try to make another RPM meet near you.  They’re held all over the country by committed teams of modelers, and they’re a great place to meet and learn.  A good list of all the RPM events can be found on Joe D'elia's RPM Website at http://www.railroadprototypemodelers.com/other.htm.  

Yours Very Truly,
Lon Bathurst
Clark Propst
Dan Kohlberg
Dave Roeder
John Golden


Re: Not Just For Automobiles

al_brown03
 

Is there a second plane, already inside?

 

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Moloco boxcars

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

    Just looked at the site and see they have some seconds for $29.  Seem like a bargain for minor work.
-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Not Just For Automobiles

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

 
This photo link below is from a website (http://dalakarl.com/project00.html)
about the restoration of a Aeronca KCA-14 airplane.
I know very little about airplanes but I can certainly identify a boxcar:


Caption: “The way in which Aeroncas travelled to California in those days was by boxcar. There is a picture of one such sister ship being loaded at the factory in one of the Aeronca books.”

    Terrific photo, Bob, and another reason to operate double-door box cars on one's layout, other than automobiles and lumber .

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





Not Just For Automobiles

thecitrusbelt@...
 

This photo link below is from a website (http://dalakarl.com/project00.html)

about the restoration of a Aeronca KCA-14 airplane.

 

I know very little about airplanes but I can certainly identify a boxcar:

 

http://dalakarl.com/boxcar.jpg

 

Caption: “The way in which Aeroncas travelled to California in those days was by boxcar. There is a picture of one such sister ship being loaded at the factory in one of the Aeronca books.”

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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