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Tichy (former Jerry Glow) NEW DECALS

Andy Carlson
 

STMFC'ers-


I am offering any of these decals, which are mentioned as all being in stock, to list members.
Take 20% off of list. Modest shipping charges will be assessed.
I accept checks and money orders. for a small fee I also accept PayPal. Please contact me off-list, if interested.
Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
TICHY TRAIN GROUP INC
8/6/2016
Dear Retailer:

Here are the new decals. All decals are available in all scales and in 6 packs. Numbers below are HO, add N for N scale, S for S scale and O for O scale. Single decals are: HO $4, N $4, S $5, O $6. Six pack decals are: HO $20, N $20, S $25, O $30. All are in stock.

10001     EJ&E 53' GSC FLATCAR
10002     PRR H-30 HOPPER RED CAR
10003     PRR H-30 HOPPER GRAY CAR ROMAN
10004     PRR H-30 HOPPER GRAY CAR GOTHIC
10005     PRR H-30 HOPPER GRAY CAR INITIALS ONLY
10006     PRR X-26C BOXCAR
10007     GN 43' FLATCAR 69500 SERIES
10008     GN 50' FLATCAR 67000 SERIES
10009     GN 53' FLATCAR 65000 SERIES
10010     GN 52' FLATCAR 66000 SERIES
10011     PRR X-29 BOXCAR
10012     PRR X-31F BOXCAR
10013     WESTERN ASPHALT 10000 GAL TANK
10014     BARRETT TANK CAR
10015     PRR H33 COVERED HOPPER
10016     PRR H-34C COVERED HOPPER
10017     PRR H-31B HOPPER
10018     DSDX (MILW) RIB SIDE REEFER
10019     URTX (MILW) RIB SIDE REEFER
10020     CDLX 10000 GAL TANK
10021     MILW RIB SIDE HIAWATHA BOXCAR
10022     PRR H-32 COVERED HOPPER RED CAR
10023     PRR H-32 COVERED HOPPER GRAY CAR
10024     PRR H-32 COVERED HOPPER SHADOW LOGO
10025     PRR GLD USRA HOPPER (KITS 4027 & 4029)
10026     B&O N17 USRA HOPPER (KITS 4027 & 4029)
10027     WABASH USRA HOPPER (KITS 4027 & 4029)
10028     SCL STUMP CAR (KIT 4043)
10029     MP USRA HOPPER (KITS 4027 & 4029)
10030     SL-SF USRA HOPPER (KITS 4027 & 4029)
10031     L&N USRA HOPPER (KITS 4027 & 4029)
10032     NYC USRA HOPPER (KITS 4027 & 4029)
10033     ERIE USRA HOPPER (KITS 4027 & 4029)
10034     VIRGINIAN USRA HOPPER (KITS 4027 & 4029)
10035     P&LE USRA REBUILT BOXCAR 9kit 4028)
10036     PMK&Y USRA 46' GONDOLA
10037     NYC USRA 46' GONDOLA
10038     NYC 42' DROP BOTTOM GONDOLA
10039     CDLX 8000 GAL ASPHALT TANK
10040     TA&G 50' DOUBLE DOOR BOXCAR
10041     TA&G 40' SINGLE DOOR BOXCAR
10042     HEYDEN CHEMICAL 8000 GAL FORMALDEHYDE TANK
10043     SUNRAY 10000 GAL LPG TANK
10044     WARREN 8000 GAL GASOLINE TANK
10045     ANCHOR 10000 GAL LPG TANK
10046     ASSOCIATED 8000 GAL TANK
10047     GAS-OIL PRODUCTS 8000 GAL LPG TANK
10048     NATIONAL OIL 8000 GAL TANK
10049     PENNSYLVANIA SALT 8000 GAL CAUSTIC SODA TANK
10050     DOW CHEMICAL 10000 GAL TANK
10051     COLUMBIAN GASOLINE 8000 GAL TANK
10052     SP RR TANK CARS BLACK LETTERING
10053     SP RR TANK CARS WHITE LETTERING
10054     DL&W 40' STEEL BOXCAR NO LOGO
10055     DL&W 40' STEEL BOXCAR PHOEBE SNOW
10056     DL&W 40' STEEL BOXCAR PHOEBE SNOW
10057     DL&W 40' STEEL BOXCAR PHOEBE SNOW
10058     DL&W 40' STEEL BOXCAR NO LOGO
10059     DL&W 40' STEEL BOXCAR PHOEBE SNOW
10060     WEST INDIA FRUIT & STEAMSHIP CO 40' BOXCAR
10061     GEORGIA RR 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10062     WESTERN RY OF ALABAMA 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10063     ATLANTA & WEST POINT RR 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10064     WESTERN RY OF ALABAMA 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10065     ATLANTA & WEST POINT RR 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10066     ARMOUR 40' STEEL REFRIGERATOR
 
All decals are in stock.
 

  







Re: NKP 22000-22349 series boxcars

Kenneth Schanz
 

Per the NKPHTS Company Store the Summer 2005 issue of their magazine has an article titled ... By Any Other Name by Peter K. Shepherd; on the 22000's.  Includes 10/23/29 builders photos of 22249 and an additional view of 22341.

Ken Schanz



On Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:59 PM, "Ray Breyer rtbsvrr69@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
>>Double-sheathed rebuilds with a fairly deep inset sill. Z-bar callout was for the roof eave. Sunshine did the 10'6" rebuilds: >>http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun64b.pdf
>>David Thompson


Nope: 22000-22349, and 22350-22499 (with end doors). All-steel boxcars built by Standard Steel in 1929. These were the first all-steel freight cars bought new by the NKP, and are vaguely similar to 1932 ARA boxcars.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL
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Re: NKP 22000-22349 series boxcars

Tim O'Connor
 


Photo references: Railmodel Journal 7/1989 p.9, 6/1993 pp.12-16

Tim O'Connor


Nope: 22000-22349, and 22350-22499 (with end doors). All-steel boxcars built by Standard Steel in 1929. These were the first all-steel freight cars bought new by the NKP, and are vaguely similar to 1932 ARA boxcars.
http://thecourier.typepad.com/.a/6a00d834ca83d669e2019b001fdfa4970c-pi

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Re: NKP 22000-22349 series boxcars

Ray Breyer
 

>>Double-sheathed rebuilds with a fairly deep inset sill. Z-bar callout was for the roof eave. Sunshine did the 10'6" rebuilds: >>http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun64b.pdf
>>David Thompson


Nope: 22000-22349, and 22350-22499 (with end doors). All-steel boxcars built by Standard Steel in 1929. These were the first all-steel freight cars bought new by the NKP, and are vaguely similar to 1932 ARA boxcars.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL
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Here is an interesting flat car load, dated 1918

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Re: Stars On Boxcar Door?

Ted Culotta
 

Tim,

I think if you look at the far right, you can discern sheathing boards. Also, the stencil on the door that is cut off on the upper edge of the photo looks to be "T&P" making it a T&P auto car, I believe built by Pressed Steel in 1929.

Cheers,
Ted Culotta


Re: NKP 22000-22349 series boxcars

David
 

Double-sheathed rebuilds with a fairly deep inset sill. Z-bar callout was for the roof eave. Sunshine did the 10'6" rebuilds: http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun64b.pdf

David Thompson


Re: Anyone know what the reporting marks WHD stand for

Douglas Harding
 

Clause according to http://www.nakina.net/other/report/reportw.html

WHDX belongs to “The Western Heater Despatch”, which appears to be a Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Company.

 

http://www.nakina.net/other/report/report.html is an excellent source of information on reporting marks as it includes dates. Save or bookmark this url.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


Anyone know what the reporting marks WHD stand for

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,

Anyone know what the reporting marks WHD stand for? See image below...

http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/getimage-idx?cc=hpicasc;entryid=x-715.091278.cp;viewid=20090407-CP-0114.TIF;x=3;y=5;width=9999;height=9492;res=0;view=image

Claus Schlund


Re: Stars On Boxcar Door?

Bruce Smith
 

​Mike,


Nope.  Absolutely not the case here.  The star for messenger equipped cars was adopted in 1948.  The photo was taken in 1936 of an AUTOMOBILE boxcar.  I am not aware of any boxcar, ever, equipped with auto loaders (the horizontal white stripe on the door) and messenger service (desk and toilet).


Regards

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: STMFC@... on behalf of MDelvec952@... [STMFC]
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:37 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Stars On Boxcar Door?
 




On many roads a star on the door or near the number on a baggage or express car would signify that the car was equipped for a messenger, and that someone may be on board.  We don't know the story behind this photo, but if the car was intended to carry any of those people in a passenger train (one does have a bed roll), that may be the case here. There is a camp car nearby.

On the Lackawanna steel cabooses a star near the number denoted a flush toilet. Might convey the same message, after all.

              ....Mike Del Vecchio



-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] To: STMFC
Sent: Thu, Aug 4, 2016 11:18 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Stars On Boxcar Door?

 

The car appears to have steel side sheathing. The Southern Pacific
had single sheathed auto box cars built with steel sheathing, such as
the 50 foot A-50-10. But the posts and diagonals are closer together
than on that SP car, so I wonder if this is a 40 foot car.

Tim O'Connor



Bob,

I believe that the stars are a notation as to the type of automobile rack in the car. These marking usually denote the type of loader, the clearance and the number of floor tubes, but it is my understanding that custom markings could be used… and given the photo is relatively early in tthe auto rack era it may be before the general rules were created.

I love the script "autos" on the door… but I can't tell if it is a stencil or a challk mark.

Regards

Bruce F. Smith           


Does anyone know the meaning of the two stars on the boxcar door seen on this photo link?
http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/8th-february-1936-a-large-group-of-transient-men-is-led-back-onto-a-picture-id3206074
Bob Chaparro



Re: Is There A Database for Dan Hall's Door Usage

O Fenton Wells
 



On Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 7:10 PM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

In looking through my photo collection I have identified two 1/87 models so far I want to build using Dan Hall's very fine doors:


—A 1947 Blt. 40-ft. Monon Welded car with a 7-panel Superior door—this is actually fairly far along using a C&BT body sanded down. I am almost ready to apply Archer model aircraft panel line decals to replicate the weld lines.


—A 1942 Blt. Southern 40-ft 10'6" high riveted car using the InterMountain kit and Red Caboose roof with DH's 5-panel Superior doors.


I am aware of the DH door usage for ATSF and SP models. This leaves me wondering what the other possibilities are? Is there a database somewhere specifically for using Mr. Halls doors?


Alternatively are there individuals here that have identified a model or models they plan to build with these doors that they would like to tell us about?


Thank you!

BIll Welch




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Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
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Is There A Database for Dan Hall's Door Usage

Bill Welch
 

In looking through my photo collection I have identified two 1/87 models so far I want to build using Dan Hall's very fine doors:


—A 1947 Blt. 40-ft. Monon Welded car with a 7-panel Superior door—this is actually fairly far along using a C&BT body sanded down. I am almost ready to apply Archer model aircraft panel line decals to replicate the weld lines.


—A 1942 Blt. Southern 40-ft 10'6" high riveted car using the InterMountain kit and Red Caboose roof with DH's 5-panel Superior doors.


I am aware of the DH door usage for ATSF and SP models. This leaves me wondering what the other possibilities are? Is there a database somewhere specifically for using Mr. Halls doors?


Alternatively are there individuals here that have identified a model or models they plan to build with these doors that they would like to tell us about?


Thank you!

BIll Welch


Operator needed

Jared Harper
 

I need an operator for the Sunday, August 28th operating session on the Alma branch.  The session will begin with lunch at noon.  After lunch we will retire to the basement for a 2 1/2-3 1/2 hour ops session.

Jared Harper
420 Woodward Way
Athens, GA 30606
706-543-8821


Re: Live Fire” Airbrushing Event at St. Louis RPM August 13: 1:00-3:30PM

Robert J Miller CFA
 

I plan on getting there early, Bill so I can be sure to get a slot.


On Aug 5, 2016, at 12:44 PM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Pardon the “shameless self-promotion” but I want to make sure there is no misunderstanding about what I am calling the “Live Fire” Airbrushing Event that is now scheduled for Saturday, August 13 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM. My concern is that the wording in the event’s flier (http://home.mindspring.com/~icg/rpm/stlrpm.pdf) says, “No reservations are necessary.” That is technically accurate. Attendees do need to make sure that they SIGN-UP for this opportunity however.

 

Here is the Drill: There will be a large Sign-Up Board near the Registration Desk. There are 48 slots and each person will have ten minutes with a two-minute transition time between slots. Please make a note of your time. It is important to be punctual.

 

Each Airbrusher will have an experienced Coach to offer advice and assistance as they paint. Four people will be painting at any one time. If there are slots open when we begin, feel free to sign up in one of the open slots. We will be using Badger Airbrushes and their Modelflex Acrylic paint.

 

If you missed the information I put out previously here is the link with all the skinny. The PDF does say “40” painters. That is an error because I cannot count:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/69pw9e8gt1lohhz/Airbrushes%20101%20clinic%20.pdf?dl=0


See you there I hope!

Bill Welch



FLAT CAR HAND BRAKE QUESTION

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Does anyone have any information on the mechanics of the drop shaft handbrakes used on flat cars?
MY 1943 Car Builders Cyclopedia shows the front portion of his devise but I am curious as to how
the chain couples to this. Is ther a second geared shaft behind the main shaft that is geared and wraps
up the chain? The front photos do not sem to leave much room for wrapping the chain on th shaft.

As usual thanks in advance for any help.

b
Bill Pardie


Re: Problems With Messages

Dave Nelson
 

How much can be answered (I own www.elvastower.com, a forum for train simming).  There are plenty of reasonably prices hosting services out there.  Bandwidth is inexpensive.  What tends to drive costs these days is using up a lot of disk space.  That’s a problem for sites that have a lot of downloadable content and/or a decade or more of lots of posts (with pictures).  But even with a lot of disk a membership the size of STMFC would have no trouble paying for a domain, board software, and hosting via a $0.30/year per member fee.  Maybe less.  Make it a $1/year and you can accumulate some money as a safety net for future unexpected expenses. Or if an annual membership fee is unacceptable then $5, $10, or $20 annual donations from a much smaller number of persons would serve just as well – IOW a low amount from lots of donators or a higher amount from far fewer.

 

The difficult-to-cover expense is with administrators.  Mike and Jeff handle an e-mail list well enough… running a board takes more time.  You need one or more persons w/ technical skills to apply security patches and do board upgrades. You need a handful of people who can work together to keep things organized – by that I mean to relocate posts put into the wrong forum, to split threads when thread drift gets out of hand, to add or delete forums as you conclude there is a better way to structure things.  It’s not that a lot of time is required all of the time but when something needs to be dealt with it’ll probably take more time than with an  e-mail list.

 

As for what’s different, board software handles attachments much better so it becomes standard for photos to come along with posts.  Board software handles threads better (what Yahoo calls topics), and board software gives you any number of forums so if you wanted forums by car type you can do that, if you wanted forums for semi-tangential topics, like track, you can do that too.

 

Dave Nelson

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2016 6:10 AM

 

The alternative is for the group to provide (pay for) it's own web hosting servers by some other private or contracted provider.   There has to be some certainty that as the need to account for the cost of providing the Yahoo groups feature is measured against the revenue return is weighed, somebody is going to pay.    The "when & how much" can't be answered by anybody just yet.

 

 

Tom Casey 


Re: Problems With Messages

Mikebrock
 

Bob Chaparro writes:

“I moderate three Yahoo groups having a combined membership of over 3,000.

The last nine or ten days I have had numerous LONG delays posting my messages to my own groups as well as delays in posting to other groups.

Several messages have not appeared at all after 24 hours...still waiting.

I fear we are going to see increasingly bad service from Yahoo due to suspected cost-cutting (I have no proof) to offset poor earningsI have initiated discussions with the moderators of the larger Yahoo railroad groups to see if they are making plans to transition from Yahoo should problems increase. I am looking at alternatives for my groups.”

Well, here’s a test. This message is for test purposes only. Please ignore. Sent at 12:49 EST.

 

Mike Brock

STMFC Owner

 


Ann Arbor Railroad Decal Set Available

Stephen Wilder
 

Smokebox Graphics has brought another steam-era decal set to the HO Scale market. Ann Arbor Railroad boxcars can be lettered with this new set, DF0487, which will complete up to four cars and sells for $10.

 

This set is primarily targeted at the 40’ steel boxcars built by ACF, Pullman Standard, and Wabash, and contains extensive data, two sizes of roadnames, and four different types of pennant heralds. A data sheet with sheet layout is included. These decals have been printed by Cartograf and have very fine detail.

 

Further information is available on our website at smokeboxgraphics.com.

 

Comments, questions, critiques, and complaints are welcome, but MUST be sent to me OFF LIST at smokeboxgraphics AT gmail.com.

 

Thank you,

 

Stephen Wilder

Smokebox Graphics



Live Fire” Airbrushing Event at St. Louis RPM August 13: 1:00-3:30PM

Bill Welch
 

Pardon the “shameless self-promotion” but I want to make sure there is no misunderstanding about what I am calling the “Live Fire” Airbrushing Event that is now scheduled for Saturday, August 13 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM. My concern is that the wording in the event’s flier (http://home.mindspring.com/~icg/rpm/stlrpm.pdf) says, “No reservations are necessary.” That is technically accurate. Attendees do need to make sure that they SIGN-UP for this opportunity however.

 

Here is the Drill: There will be a large Sign-Up Board near the Registration Desk. There are 48 slots and each person will have ten minutes with a two-minute transition time between slots. Please make a note of your time. It is important to be punctual.

 

Each Airbrusher will have an experienced Coach to offer advice and assistance as they paint. Four people will be painting at any one time. If there are slots open when we begin, feel free to sign up in one of the open slots. We will be using Badger Airbrushes and their Modelflex Acrylic paint.

 

If you missed the information I put out previously here is the link with all the skinny. The PDF does say “40” painters. That is an error because I cannot count:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/69pw9e8gt1lohhz/Airbrushes%20101%20clinic%20.pdf?dl=0


See you there I hope!

Bill Welch



Re: NYC 499000 series flat

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi Kevin and List Members,

In that case it is series NYC 499025-499029. Note that car 499027 is NOT a 90-ton car as you had specified in your original query.

There is a diagram at the link below.

http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/lot-462.jpg

I have no images of this specific series.

Claus Schlund

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Sprayberry csxt5555@... [STMFC] [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2016 02:23 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] NYC 499000 series flat

Exact car number is 499027.

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 4, 2016, at 1:56 PM, claus@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Hi Kevin,

I have an image of the car NYC 499000 - as called out in the title line of your email - the image is dated 1924.

While it is a heavy duty flat car, it is NOT a depressed center car.

You may need to nail down the exact number series you are asking about, or perhaps nail down the time frame. Have you checked in an appropriate era ORER to get the full number series?

Claus Schlund

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Sprayberry csxt5555@... [STMFC] [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:42 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] NYC 499000 series flat

Can anyone provide any info on the 90 ton depressed center cars on the NYC? I'm trying to find photos to show the data on the car. I have found a few photos but nothing I can make out clearly.

Thanks
Kevin Sprayberry


Sent from my iPhone


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