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Re: Early 20th Century image

Tony Thompson
 

The ice cars are also interesting. They have reefer doors but no roof hatches. DL&W 5902 seems to have some paper wedged in the upper left door corner to make better seal. There are small stencils in the upper left corners of the ice cars indicating the original owners. And note the Fox trucks and the return route stencils. 

    In the late 19th and early 20th century, there was a car type called "ice and beer" cars. These were basically insulated box cars, used to ship those two commodities. Several treatises touching on that era have shown these cars, including the PFE book's chapter on the period before PFE.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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Re: Early 20th Century image

Eric Hansmann
 

On Jan 17, 2016, at 7:34 PM, destorzek@mchsi.com [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

I'll say. I was wondering what that thing that looks like a barber's chair is on the right end of the fourth floor deck... Then it dawned on me, it's a rivet forge, for heating rivets.

Dennis Storzek
=============

What!?!

That's not a hot lather dispenser?

Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX


Re: Early 20th Century image

Eric Hansmann
 

Right! I suspect it is temporary for the construction project. 

Note the gondola with the workers is a good bit shorter than the others. 

And this photo pre-dates the installation of the post-1911 safety applications; missing grabs, ladders, and sill steps that are typical of a later era. 

Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX


On Jan 17, 2016, at 7:31 PM, Todd Sullivan sullivant41@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

I just noticed the track that the gondolas are on - the one next to the new depot.  Wow, talk about 'green' track!  It reminds me of a temporary logging railroad spur.  No tie plates, shored up with timbers, lumpy and bumpy.

Todd Sullivan
Liverpool, NY



From: "Eric Hansmann eric@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2016 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Early 20th Century image

 
The ice cars are also interesting. They have reefer doors but no roof hatches. DL&W 5902 seems to have some paper wedged in the upper left door corner to make better seal. There are small stencils in the upper left corners of the ice cars indicating the original owners. And note the Fox trucks and the return route stencils. 

Check out the laborers unloading a gondola beside the new depot. 

These photos have so many cool details!

Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

On Jan 17, 2016, at 4:11 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 
The building under construction is the DL&W Scranton station, but the interesting thing for this list is the freight equipment in the foreground, including an early tank car marked “The Texas Company.”
 
Schuyler
 



Re: Early 20th Century image

Dennis Storzek
 




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

These photos have so many cool details!
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I'll say. I was wondering what that thing that looks like a barber's chair is on the right end of the fourth floor deck... Then it dawned on me, it's a rivet forge, for heating rivets.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Early 20th Century image

Todd Sullivan
 

I just noticed the track that the gondolas are on - the one next to the new depot.  Wow, talk about 'green' track!  It reminds me of a temporary logging railroad spur.  No tie plates, shored up with timbers, lumpy and bumpy.

Todd Sullivan
Liverpool, NY



From: "Eric Hansmann eric@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2016 8:58 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Early 20th Century image

 
The ice cars are also interesting. They have reefer doors but no roof hatches. DL&W 5902 seems to have some paper wedged in the upper left door corner to make better seal. There are small stencils in the upper left corners of the ice cars indicating the original owners. And note the Fox trucks and the return route stencils. 

Check out the laborers unloading a gondola beside the new depot. 

These photos have so many cool details!

Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

On Jan 17, 2016, at 4:11 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 
The building under construction is the DL&W Scranton station, but the interesting thing for this list is the freight equipment in the foreground, including an early tank car marked “The Texas Company.”
 
Schuyler
 



Re: Early 20th Century image

Eric Hansmann
 

The ice cars are also interesting. They have reefer doors but no roof hatches. DL&W 5902 seems to have some paper wedged in the upper left door corner to make better seal. There are small stencils in the upper left corners of the ice cars indicating the original owners. And note the Fox trucks and the return route stencils. 

Check out the laborers unloading a gondola beside the new depot. 

These photos have so many cool details!

Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

On Jan 17, 2016, at 4:11 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-16/B0144.jpg

 

The building under construction is the DL&W Scranton station, but the interesting thing for this list is the freight equipment in the foreground, including an early tank car marked “The Texas Company.”

 

Schuyler

 


Early 20th Century image

Schuyler Larrabee
 

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-16/B0144.jpg

 

The building under construction is the DL&W Scranton station, but the interesting thing for this list is the freight equipment in the foreground, including an early tank car marked “The Texas Company.”

 

Schuyler

 


Re: NP Andrews truck

brianleppert@att.net
 

For flyer and special order for, please email me OFF-LIST at brianleppert (at) att.net.  I hope this works.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV


NP Andrews truck

brianleppert@att.net
 

Tahoe Model Works has recently offered a Northern Pacific 40-ton T-section Andrews truck in HO scale.

I molded three versions of this truck.  It seems over time NP strengthened the side frames by welding pieces to the top front and/or bars to the bottoms of the lower chords.  I first cut the cavities as "as built" and molded a few.  Next I cut in the upper reinforcements and made some more of those.  Finally the bottom reinforcements were cut and that version is what I can mold more of.

I mailed out flyers for this truck to everyone on my mailing list, but this is the first internet announcement.  The trucks are offered without wheelsets only and no fancy packaging.  I still have some of the "as-built" TMW-016.1 and "top reinforced only" TMW-016.2 left if anyone would want those.

For a product flyer and special order form, please contact me OFF-LIST at brianleppert@...

I only made these because I had a personal desire for some and the opportunity came up.  Thanks go to Jim Dick of the NPRHA for sending a usable drawing some time ago and Aaron Gjermundson for pointing out there is a pair of these on display at the North Dakota State Railroad Museum in Mandan, ND.  And thanks to Aaron for creating two great NP resin kits that started my desire.  And I guess also to my brother-in-law for having his farm only a 25 minute drive from the museum.  My wife and I needed to go back there in 2014 and Aaron drove some distance to hold the type measure while I shot photos.

I have some photos awaiting approval for our Photos section.

The truck is offered for a short time only and is not being added to the line.  I would like to donate some to the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV







 




Re: Cocoa Beach 2016 Photos

Bill Welch
 

Dave, you are so generous to do this every year. Thank you so much.

Bill Welch


Re: Tahoe 16.1 16.2 16.3 trucks

Jim Hayes
 

I agree with Tim. It would be great to see an update to the Sunshine list. I have several updates pending include to the Tahoe list. However, it's been so long since I last update the site that I've forgotten how to upload my changes to production and I haven't taken the time to research it. I know it's a simple problem about a password, but...

I've been very busy lately with remodeling and health problems with both myself and my wife. I'll get the site updated eventually but can't say when.

Jim

On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 10:08 AM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 


It would be great to see an update to the Tahoe truck info here...
http://sunshinekits.com/tahoe.html

I bought two of the "modified" NP 16.x trucks from Andy at Cocoa Beach
but neither one of us could tell the difference between the purported
"Version 2" and "Version 3" trucks so I'm really not sure which ones
I bought. Can anyone give precise description or offer photos pointing
out the differences between the truck versions?

The trucks are magnificent, by the way. :-)

Tim O'Connor



Re: LV "wrong way" boxcar/campcar

Layout Tour
 

Scott & Eric,

 

It looks like a modification for work service to the steel plate ends on the 78000-79499 series wrong way box cars.  Ted Culotta did a pretty extensive discussion of these cars in the Feb. 2006 RMC.

 

Chuck Davis

Norfolk VA


Cocoa Beach 2016 Photos

dh30973
 


Tahoe 16.1 16.2 16.3 trucks

Tim O'Connor
 

It would be great to see an update to the Tahoe truck info here...
http://sunshinekits.com/tahoe.html

I bought two of the "modified" NP 16.x trucks from Andy at Cocoa Beach
but neither one of us could tell the difference between the purported
"Version 2" and "Version 3" trucks so I'm really not sure which ones
I bought. Can anyone give precise description or offer photos pointing
out the differences between the truck versions?

The trucks are magnificent, by the way. :-)

Tim O'Connor


Re: R-40-10 reefers?

grangerroads@...
 

Well, it required about 10 seconds to recognize the value of the search page and to bookmark it. Dick, thank you.

-Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Re: R-40-10 reefers?

Dick Harley
 

In addition to Tony's book, CBCs and the IRM Library as a source for R-40-10 drawings, the Calif. St. RR Museum Library also has R-40-10 drawings available.
Go to :
http://csrrm.crewnoble.com/SearchDrawingsBasic.htm
and enter R-40-10 in the "Description" box.

There is also a link there to contact the library for further info.

Additionally, I have posted prototype photos, prototype data and a few model photos on my SmugMug site:
https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/


Enjoy,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach, CA


Re: N&W 1950 Fast Freight on YouTube

Greg Martin
 

Dennis,
 
We were talking about this as a very common load fro empty stock cars in CCB last Friday morning while I was putting out my ACCURAIL GN stock car, the mineral red one. A noted modeler said he really couldn't use stock cars on his road, and I ask if his road had any brick manufacturing plants online in Mid-Indiana or points towards Kentucky and he said he did, I told him he needed stock cars and for hauling, coal, lumber and hay to name a few.
 
Greg Martin
 
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
 

In a message dated 1/16/2016 11:34:27 A.M. Pacific Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:
 

Noted at 4:11, a man using a hand truck to load brick into a ... stockcar.

Dennis Storzek


Re: N&W 1950 Fast Freight on YouTube

Dennis Storzek
 

Noted at 4:11, a man using a hand truck to load brick into a ... stockcar.

Dennis Storzek


Re: N&W 1950 Fast Freight on YouTube - correct address

MICHAEL <michaelcalo3403@...>
 

Group -

The correct address is




Mike Calo
Glen Burnie MD  (just south of Baltimore)
"Things will get better when chickens lay bricks instead of eggs"


From: "paul.doggett2472@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 2:25:12 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] N&W 1950 Fast Freight on YouTube

 



It says  video not found :-(
Paul Doggett UK



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"Gary vasa0vasa@... [STMFC]" wrote:
 

It's a fast paced film and the light wood baskets used for vegetables are included as are the unique shaped raw tobacco containers.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xf9CTEGShE

Mike Brock and his crew put on a wonderful program at Cocoa Beach. My thanks to you all.

gary laakso
South of Mike Brock




Re: N&W 1950 Fast Freight on YouTube

paul.doggett2472@...
 


It says  video not found :-(
Paul Doggett UK



Sent from Samsung mobile

"Gary vasa0vasa@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

It's a fast paced film and the light wood baskets used for vegetables are included as are the unique shaped raw tobacco containers.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xf9CTEGShE

Mike Brock and his crew put on a wonderful program at Cocoa Beach. My thanks to you all.

gary laakso
South of Mike Brock

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