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Re: An Easy kit-bash using the Accurail 8-panel SS car

Marty McGuirk
 

Walt, if you're referring to the GTW cars Jeff was talking about the answer is "no" they are completely different than the CN 1929 cars.


Marty McGuirk


Re: Chad Boas 40 DD PS1 Re: Santa Fe Bx-26 box car kit

Bill Welch
 

My C&WC kit is awaiting paint while I have not touched my NKP and L&N wood side gons. I model October 1955 and I think most if not all of Chad's "Combo Door" kits are too late for me. Can someone confirm this for me please?

I don't see it on his list but I know he has a flat car load in the form of 5-Inch Destroyer gun turret. I am not sure what class Destroyer is good for however.

Bill Welch


Re: An Easy kit-bash using the Accurail 8-panel SS car

Marty McGuirk
 

Jeff,


Check my blog (type "42000" in the search field) - there might be photos showing the roofs clearly enough (I can't access the blog at work and simply don't remember what photos are there). Like the other cars delivered to the CV and GTW at the same time they all had Hutchins roofs.


Both Funaro and Sunshine make resin kits for these cars. The roofs in both look like a good representation of the prototype so I'd use them and be done with it.


F&C did offer the car in both the "as built" and extended roof heights - for the GTW use the original height.


Marty McGuirk



Re: Chad Boas 40 DD PS1 Re: Santa Fe Bx-26 box car kit

Paul Krueger
 

Brian, check the list for information about the MILW kits.


Paul

Paul Krueger
Seattle, WA


Chad Boas 40 DD PS1 Re: Santa Fe Bx-26 box car kit

Brian Carlson
 

George wrote:

…. Miwaukee Road 40ft Double door PS1 and General American  cars using Chad Boas Resin conversion kits.

 

I must have been asleep when these were issued. I have a few of Chad’s flats. What are these kits?

 

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY

 

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 8:42 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Santa Fe Bx-26 box car kit

 

 

Thanks Fenton,
Up next is a Resin Car Works IC Hopper and two Miwaukee Road 40ft Double door PS1 and General American  cars using Chad Boas Resin conversion kits.

George Toman


Re: [ACL-SAL-SCL Modeler] Looking for SAL 47200-47499 series pix

Justin May <jmay59@...>
 

Jim,
The Seaboard-Coast Line Modeler issue 22 has several photos, roster information, and many useful construction photos included in an article pertaining specifically to the SAL F-6 class.

Justin May


Re: Santa Fe Bx-26 box car kit

gtws00
 

Thanks Fenton,
Up next is a Resin Car Works IC Hopper and two Miwaukee Road 40ft Double door PS1 and General American  cars using Chad Boas Resin conversion kits.

George Toman


Looking for SAL 47200-47499 series pix

Jim King
 

I have 1 photo (47345) from this series and would like at least 1 more to use in kit instructions.  Nothing on Fallen Flags or other freight car web sites I’ve found.  Any help is appreciated.

 

Jim King

(828) 777-5619

www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

 


Re: An Easy kit-bash using the Accurail 8-panel SS car

Walter Cox
 

Do you know it these were clones of the CN 1929 boxcars?
Walt
 

In a message dated 6/20/2016 3:21:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, STMFC@... writes:
 

GTW 42125-42499 These cars were covered by a very good article in Model Railroader Aug 2001 P-64-67

Al Smith
Sonora Ca


On Friday, June 17, 2016 4:23 PM, "jppellas@... [STMFC]"


 
Guys. I am trying to bash a GTW XA class boxcar of the group #'d 42125-42499 built circa 1929. There is one of these cars preserved that had been rebuilt as a Foreman's bunk car in the early 1960s although I am modeling it as it appeared in the mid 1940s. There are plenty of pics of this car available but I haven't found one that shows a good view of the roof. Can anyone provide info on the type of roof these cars had? Thanks. -- Jeff



Re: Bob's photos

csxt5555
 

I'm just curious how to get in touch with Bob?   I've called and called and left messages to no avail.  I'm not sure if he does any shows in the southeast anymore as I've not seen him in years.  I sure do need photos though.  

Kevin


On Jun 20, 2016, at 4:53 PM, richardmcquade@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Bill & Eric. Thanks Bill, I know Keith quite well and see him at shows here in s Ontario during the year. I have bought from him many times. He also supplied some photos for the book I did about wooden passenger cars a few years ago. Eric, I have only ever seen Bob have those boxes at W Springfield, not at Naperville nor at Cocoa Beach. In those places he has a hotel suite and just his binders. The boxes are unsorted and different sizes of snapshots. They contain all eras. You have to go through a lot to find what you want. He doesn't list the contents, they are random shots likely considered to be not worth making a copy neg and 8X10. Like with  a few other dealers' boxes I at the Amherst Show, you need to spend a lot of time looking through a lot of random stuff and don't always come up with the goods. I don't want to leave the impression that these are sorted or listed in any way.


Re: Bob's photos

Richard MCQUADE
 

Bill & Eric. Thanks Bill, I know Keith quite well and see him at shows here in s Ontario during the year. I have bought from him many times. He also supplied some photos for the book I did about wooden passenger cars a few years ago. Eric, I have only ever seen Bob have those boxes at W Springfield, not at Naperville nor at Cocoa Beach. In those places he has a hotel suite and just his binders. The boxes are unsorted and different sizes of snapshots. They contain all eras. You have to go through a lot to find what you want. He doesn't list the contents, they are random shots likely considered to be not worth making a copy neg and 8X10. Like with  a few other dealers' boxes I at the Amherst Show, you need to spend a lot of time looking through a lot of random stuff and don't always come up with the goods. I don't want to leave the impression that these are sorted or listed in any way.


Re: Bob's photos

David Jobe, Sr.
 

Wow is right!  I'll have to ask Bob about that when I see him at the St. Louis RPM in a few short weeks.

Richard - see the message from John Golden last Wednesday, June 15th for details.  It would be well worth the trip should you decide to come down for it.

Best regards,

David Jobe, Sr.
Saint Ann, Missouri


On Monday, June 20, 2016 8:07 AM, "Eric Hansmann eric@... [STMFC]" wrote:




Wow. I wish I would have known about these boxes of unsorted pre-1920s photos Bob has had. He never mentioned them when I asked about specific railroads in the Teens and 20s. Were these a recent addition?
Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX


On June 19, 2016 at 8:09 PM "richardmcquade@... [STMFC]" wrote:

Thanks John and Brian. I sent a letter to Bob's new address  a few years and included a return envelope with proper postage but even with that he didn't reply so I'm not willing to go that route again if it can be avoided. Brian, I have taken Kirtland off of my list unless there are other photo dealers there, Bob has unsorted pre-1920 photos in boxes. Those are what interest me. I've used his binders many times but the boxes have been more fruitful for me.





Re: An Easy kit-bash using the Accurail 8-panel SS car

Allan Smith
 

GTW 42125-42499 These cars were covered by a very good article in Model Railroader Aug 2001 P-64-67

Al Smith
Sonora Ca


On Friday, June 17, 2016 4:23 PM, "jppellas@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
Guys. I am trying to bash a GTW XA class boxcar of the group #'d 42125-42499 built circa 1929. There is one of these cars preserved that had been rebuilt as a Foreman's bunk car in the early 1960s although I am modeling it as it appeared in the mid 1940s. There are plenty of pics of this car available but I haven't found one that shows a good view of the roof. Can anyone provide info on the type of roof these cars had? Thanks. -- Jeff



Re: Santa Fe Bx-26 box car kit

O Fenton Wells
 

Nicely done, George.  What's on deck?

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much sadness in the paint shop - air compressor PSA (no, not prostate specific...)

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,

From time to time air compressors come up for discussion on this list.  As I was all set to paint several models, including some flat car loads, this Saturday, my air compressor, a Porter Cable 6 gallon “pancake”, which has served nobly for many years, did not sound “right” and did not pump up the tank.  Assuming a worn drive belt, I prepped the patient for surgery, opened it up and discovered that the drive connection of the piston to the flywheel/eccentric was, ahem, Kafutzed.  Or in laymen’s terms, busted.  To repair and rebuild (might as well replace the compressor piston gaskets while the patient is on the table) is going to be about $60-70.  Well worth it for a compressor retailing for $170 that has served well…. but for Father’s day both Lowes and Home Despot have that compressor on sale for $99 through today.  On further examination, Lowes also has a slightly larger compressor, a Kobalt 8 gallon, with a higher flow rate (which may do better keeping up with my grit blaster) of 5 SCFM at 40 psi, when compared to the Porter Cable with 3.5 SCFM at 40 psi on sale for the same price!  Time to upgrade!

So consider this a PSA (public service announcement)… if you’ve been on the fence about a compressor, now might be the time to get one of these.  I can’t say anything about the Kobalt’s durability (on line ratings either love it or hate it and the manufacturing QC seems variable… but I’ll make them replace it until they send one that is good), but the Porter Cable has been a real workhorse small compressor and will just barely run a grit blasting booth, in addition to being very good for airbrushing, nail guns, inflating tires, etc…

Oh, and fortunately, I had an ancient compressor that a friend gave me many years ago that I could hook up to the air brush and paint, so those loads are ready to go on a couple of P2K flat cars tonight.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

https://www5.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




Santa Fe Bx-26 box car kit

Eric Hansmann
 

George Toman returns to the Resin Car Works blog with his first resin freight car kit build. Follow along as George builds a Speedwitch Media box car kit.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/speedwitch-atsf-bx-26-box-car/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: Bob's photos

Eric Hansmann
 

Wow. I wish I would have known about these boxes of unsorted pre-1920s photos Bob has had. He never mentioned them when I asked about specific railroads in the Teens and 20s. Were these a recent addition?

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX



On June 19, 2016 at 8:09 PM "richardmcquade@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

Thanks John and Brian. I sent a letter to Bob's new address  a few years and included a return envelope with proper postage but even with that he didn't reply so I'm not willing to go that route again if it can be avoided. Brian, I have taken Kirtland off of my list unless there are other photo dealers there, Bob has unsorted pre-1920 photos in boxes. Those are what interest me. I've used his binders many times but the boxes have been more fruitful for me.


Re: Anheuser Busch Tank Car (GATX 7280)

Bruce Smith
 

Interestingly, Anheuser Busch (AB) has brewed Budweiser with corn sugar and rice adjuncts since before prohibition, because it produced a “taste more appealing to the american working man”.   Michelob was (and is, barely) AB’s “upscale" version which retained an all-barley recipe.  That would indicate to me that AB (and other major macro brewers) could possibly have had corn syrup traffic such as shown by this tank car for most of the period of this list.  I wonder if anyone has any earlier evidence of AB decorated tank cars or even corn syrup tank cars in service at a brewery?

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

https://www5.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."



On Jun 19, 2016, at 11:36 PM, STMFC@... wrote:



Caption: "Mid 1960's Chicago, near Hayford junction. I wish I had this severely cropped and enlarged photo in color. As I recall the main hue of the body was a deep green and the eagle logos were in full color. The car was in immaculate shape for a freight car. It looked like something that Lionel would make. I never saw another."



       Surely they weren't adding corn syrup to the beer . . .

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Re: Anheuser Busch Tank Car (GATX 7280)

Edward
 

Anheuser Busch makes other food and food related products than just beer, which happens to be their best known market offering. 

Ed Bommer


Re: Bob's photos

Bill Welch
 

Richard, I don't have Keith Sirman's contact info and I have not seen him at Lisle in maybe three years but his photo collection includes many early freight car photos. I had his list at one time and IIRC he emailed it to me so if you are looking for 1920s period photos I think it would be worth trying to reach out to him. He lives in Canada and maybe this post will provoke someone with his contact info.

Bill Welch

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