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Re: Lettering for Swift reefers

David North
 

Hi Nelson,

Thanks for your offer.

That would be helpful.

What I’m after are stencil folio diagrams/lettering diagrams that list the number and letter sizes and possibly the locations on the car.

I feel these would have been produced originally by Swift and later by General American.

Cheers

Dave

 


New Resin Car Works kit!

Eric Hansmann
 

Resin Car Works has a new HO scale kit available! A pair of resin cast boilers for an open top freight car load are now available in the Scenery Stuff line. Paint, simple blocking, and etched brass tie-down straps transform the castings into an interesting load. The prototypes date to the early 20th Century, so these loads can be used through many eras.

A pair of boilers plus the etched metal strapping are only $22, plus shipping. Check out details, photos, and the order form on the Resin Car Works website.

http://resincarworks.com/scene.htm


Grain Bin kits are also available and a new freight car kit is coming soon!

Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: Weathering Item Link

Bill Welch
 

I was alerted to the article on Gene's Pro 48 site by an alert posted on the "The Magic of Freight Car Weathering" Facebook page that almost daily features someone's work from several eras. This is a friendly site.

There is also a Resin Builders Yahoo group the link to which has been posted here numerous times. Weathering is often discussed as well as building.

There are also numerous blogs. Resin Car works and Speedwitch Media have one. At the risk of leaving someone out several members of this list have blogs filled with information, the aforementioned Eric's blog being one. Tony Thompson, Pierre Oliver, and Marty McGuirk are three more that come immediately to mind. (My apologies to any I am forgetting that I should know about.) All of these have weathering and modeling content.

What has been really encouraging recently is the number of people contributing on these various forums. I that is how I learn, grow and get stimulated when necessary.

Bill Welch


New CNWHS Modeler

ron christensen
 

The new CNWHS modeler, on line today.

http://www.cnwhs.org/modeling.htm

Modeling C&NW 800 Series Coaches in S Scale

The Des Moines & Central Iowa: A Capsule History

Essential Businesses-Part 4: Oil Distributors

Building a 1970s Grain Boxcar Fleet – Part 5

Building an O scale Steam Engine

Cars Received and Forwarded on the Minneapolis and St. Louis Division of the C&NW

Ron Christensen



Re: Second Life For A Boxcar

Jack Mullen
 

Ben, thanks for the quick response. I figured somebody on this list could make a probable ID from a couple pieces of evidence. As others have observed, this group is an amazing resource.

BTW, many decades ago the RMC Rolling Stock Planbook
included a fairly crude plan and photo of a similar Nalco spray car.

Jack Mullen


Re: Second Life For A Boxcar

Benjamin Hom
 

Jack Mullen asked:
"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."
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/24681665921_e7327da954_k.jpg

I replied:
"Based on the 10-panel sides (minus the two panels where the door would have been), the Hutchins radial roof, and the 5/5/5 Murphy ends, most likely C&O 2000-2799, rebuilt from C&O 600-1599, USRA SS boxcars.  The center panel appears wider than the original end spacing as the rebuilt boxcars had a spacer between the top two end panels.  Sunshine 64.14/64.15 modeled these cars in HO."
http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun64b.pdf 

One more thing - C&O 600-1599, modernized with Hutchins radial roof, is available from Westerfield.
https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/product_info.php?cPath=100_377&products_id=185 


Ben Hom


Re: Second Life For A Boxcar

Benjamin Hom
 

Jack Mullen asked:
"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."

Based on the 10-panel sides (minus the two panels where the door would have been), the Hutchins radial roof, and the 5/5/5 Murphy ends, most likely C&O 2000-2799, rebuilt from C&O 600-1599, USRA SS boxcars.  The center panel appears wider than the original end spacing as the rebuilt boxcars had a spacer between the top two end panels.  Sunshine 64.14/64.15 modeled these cars in HO.


Ben Hom
 


More Lee Turner Weathering

Gene Deimling
 

I just added a new posting to my blog showing more of Lee Turner's weathering techniques.  


Thank you

--
Gene Deimling
El Dorado Hills, CA


Re: Weathering Item Link

Rufus Cone
 

Doug Harding wrote:

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

Doug Harding
There are many other interesting weathering posts by Gene Deimling in his "Gene's P48 Blog -
Quarter-inch Scale Modeling," showing his work as well as that of others.

In the P48_Modeler list discussion of 5/3/16, which Gene moderates, Lee Turner stated:
Mean Green Super Strength Degreaser is a household cleaner and is the best all around solvent for acrylic paint. Not only do I use it to blend weathering it is my brush and air brush cleaner of choice. I keep a small jar on my bench and when I'm done painting I just dump the air brush needle, cap and cup into the jar. A quick rinse under warm water will leave the parts clean with no hassle. A larger peanut butter jar is by the sink and when my air brush compatible jars and caps are empty they soak and then are given a rinse and dried and reused.
-- 
Rufus Cone
Bozeman, MT


Re: Weathering Item Link

ed_mines
 

This web site is fantastic as was Eric Hansmann's yesterday.


Thanks Gene, Eric & Ray and thanks Bill for bringing this to my attention.


Are there similar web sites?


Ed Mines



Re: Lettering for Swift reefers

Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>
 

Champ decals included lettering diagrams. I have extras that I can post or send next week.

Nelson Moyer


On May 5, 2016, at 9:24 PM, "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

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






Re: Weathering Item Link

anthony wagner
 

I was just about to send you this link too. The weathering is fantastic and the techniques are eye openers. I think it's going to take a long time to digest some of this but it is truly great. T


On Thursday, May 5, 2016 11:17 PM, "'Douglas Harding' doug.harding@... [STMFC]" wrote:


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



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 <jack@...>
 

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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Date: 5/5/16 3:58 PM (GMT-08:00)
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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




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