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Re: Lettering for Swift reefers

David North
 

Any particular scheme or year?
Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA

 

Hi Tony,

Thanks, I need to put the brain in gear before typing.

 

The schemes I’m looking for are –

Yellow scheme with black lettering on wooden cars.

Swift Refrigerator Line, reporting mark and road number to the left of the doors.

And Refrigerator to the right of the doors.

Examples SRLX 4694, SRLX 18384

 

Red scheme with white lettering on both wooden cars and steel cars

Swift Refrigerator Line, reporting mark and road number to the left of the doors.

And SWIFT to the right of the doors.

Examples of wooden cars SRLX 6294, SRLX 4053

http://www.boxcars.us/Boxcars_M_Z/SQ-SZ/pages/image005.html

Examples of steel cars

SRLX 8521, SRLX 14953, SRLX 15213, SRLX 15392,

 

The photos I have are from magazines, so I can’t post them here.

Thanks in advance

Cheers

Dave North


NP Sunshine Cars

np328
 

     I had thought for some time about getting my cars on a spreadsheet, tallied and listed as to my locality per Brian Carlson's presentation at Cocoa years ago.  As it is I find that I have several unbuilt Sunshine NP cars I am willing to part with.


One Sunshine 52.1 NP 10000-13999 w/ 1930's to early 40's decals       $45 + 5 shipping.
Five Sunshine 52.2 NP 10000-13999 w/ 1940's to 50's (53) decals.       $45 + 5 Shipping

These are Sunshine kits, never opened from likely when Tricia packed them. 
If you offer to buy multiples, I could consider a few dollars off.

please reply off line     e-mail is:    jcdworkingonthenp  (at)  onebox.com     
And yes I know of the Rapido cars. I supplied a great amount of research in plans, mechanical dept. specs, photos, for them. 

These are classic Sunshine resin cars from the classic Sunshine era.  

                                                                         Jim Dick - St. Paul, MN



Re: Weathering Item Link

Jack Burgess
 

Yes it is as far as I know.



Jack Burgess



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Bill could it be this? http://www.meangreendegreaser.com/



Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org


Re: Weathering Item Link

Douglas Harding
 

Bill could it be this? http://www.meangreendegreaser.com/

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Re: Weathering Item Link

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Super article.  Can someone tell me what "Mean Green" is?

Bill Pardie.



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From: "fgexbill@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
Date: 5/5/16 3:58 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Weathering Item Link

 

Here is the link to a very fine item on weathering:


Bill Welch





Re: Lettering for Swift reefers

Tony Thompson
 

Does anyone know if there are lettering (stencil) diagrams for any of the Swift reefers?



     Any particular scheme or year?

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






Lettering for Swift reefers

David North
 

Hi,

Does anyone know if there are lettering (stencil) diagrams for any of the Swift reefers?

Cheers

Dave North


Weathering Item Link

Bill Welch
 

Here is the link to a very fine item on weathering:

Bill Welch





Re: Second Life For A Boxcar

Jack Mullen
 

Is it possible to identify the original owner of the boxcar? The ends were apparently 5/5/5, suggesting a USRA origin,  but if so the curved roof  is a replacement. 

Jack Mullen


Re: Second Life For A Boxcar

John C. La Rue, Jr. <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
 

As did numerous other railroads, notably the Union Pacific, with three, the Missouri Pacific, with seven, and the Burlington Northern, which included five ex-GN cars among its nine.
 
John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL
 
 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thu, May 5, 2016 1:36 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Second Life For A Boxcar

 
Chapman Chemical in Portland, OR had similar converted boxcars for weed spraying. Great Northern also had their own weed spraying setup with boxcar applicator.

Rich Wilkens


Re: National B-1 Trucks

Tony Thompson
 

Armand Premo wrote:

 
 Looking for a source for National B-1 trucks.HO Any info would be appreciated.Armand Premo

    The old LifeLike or P2k one is nice, still sold by Walthers, and Kadee makes one too.

    Armand, is there some reason you don't consult the excellent illustrated description of HO scale trucks provided in Richard Hendrickson’s article, available at Google Drive? It's available from this link:


Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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Re: National B-1 Trucks

Armand Premo
 

Thank you Gary.A Premo--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 5/5/16, 'gary laakso' vasa0vasa@earthlink.net [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [STMFC] National B-1 Trucks
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 2:46 PM


 













Kadee has B-1 50 ton trucks #1567
and WalthersProto has
the same # 920-2051.  Both numbers are with 88 wheel sets.

 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock


 

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Subject: [STMFC] National B-1
Trucks
 
 



Looking for a source for National B-1 trucks.HO Any
info would be
appreciated.Armand Premo










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Re: National B-1 Trucks

gary laakso
 

Kadee has B-1 50 ton trucks #1567 and WalthersProto has the same # 920-2051.  Both numbers are with 88 wheel sets.
 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
 

Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2016 2:31 PM
Subject: [STMFC] National B-1 Trucks
 
 

Looking for a source for National B-1 trucks.HO Any info would be appreciated.Armand Premo


National B-1 Trucks

Armand Premo
 

 Looking for a source for National B-1 trucks.HO Any info would be appreciated.Armand Premo


Westerfield AT&SF Bx 11/12/13 series box cars.

Don Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hello folks,

     Having recently completed one of the raised roof versions of Bx-12 raised roof
kits I'm stuck on painting the roof. According to the instructions these cars would have
had black roofs beginning in 1940 and would have remained so into the 1950's. That's
fine as I model 1948. I presume the actual material was some sort of coating which 
would seal joints in the roofing as well but do not really know. My big question concerns
the sheet metal sides of these extended roofs. Visually they were parts of the sides 
and ends but technically they were still parts of the extended roof. Thus I'm uncertain 
whether these stamped metal side and end pieces of the roof extension should also
be painted black or if they should be painted in the ST&SF verison of boxcar red that
should be used n the sides and ends. Can some knowledgeable AT&SF modeler
answer that question?

Thanks, Don Valentine


Re: Second Life For A Boxcar

railsnw@...
 

Chapman Chemical in Portland, OR had similar converted boxcars for weed spraying. Great Northern also had their own weed spraying setup with boxcar applicator.

Rich Wilkens


Re: B&O WWII lettering

John Barry
 

Thanks Bruce, Steve, and Ed,

Looks like both ExactRail's and FoxValley's schemes will work for my December 44 layout.

We all model all of the North American railroads unless there is no physical connection of the prototype with the rail network. I now know where to look for B&O info.

John Barry



On May 3, 2016, at 9:35 AM, "edb8391@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:


 

To keep in mind, the Kuhler B&O Capitol Dome herald when used before WW Il had an open ampersand.
The more familiar closed ampersand came later. 

Not all freight cars had the herald as well, since earlier lettering schemes of the 1920sand 30s had a long life.
Also the color used on boxcars changed from  B&O freight car brown to the brighter oxide red after WW II.

Ed Bommer


Re: Tank car I.D.

rwitt_2000
 

The trucks are spring-blankless with spring groups, but no indication that they are original. The trucks on a car built in the 1920s would have had spring-blanks.

Bob Witt


Re: Tank car I.D.

Dennis Storzek
 




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

Going to try to get it to Union Dennis?
==================

Nah, that would require spending money, which I view about the same way Jack Benny did... But somebody should acquire it for photo freight service at one of the museums. After all, how many steam era tank cars are there to be had these days? I will admit, due to the poor quality of the photos, I THOUGHT is was seeing single rivet lines and the safety valve mounted on an elbow, which would have dated the car pre WWI. Still worth saving, though.

Dennis Storzek


Third prototype review of new Accurail 36-foot box cars

Eric Hansmann
 

A new prototype review for the upcoming Accurail 36-foot double sheathed box cars is now available. Ray Breyer tackles the versions with steel roofs, wood ends, and fishbelly underframe. More details can be found at the DesignBuildOp blog.

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2016/05/05/prototype-data-sheets-3/



Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

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