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Re: What Are These Folks Doing?

Charles Peck
 

Besides the "boards" being too short, the piece being passed into the door in the foreground seems to
have a sag.  Perhaps rolled paper for coopering the car?
Chuck Peck

On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 7:45 AM, 'Bruce F. Smith' smithbf@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

​Bob,


You seem to have already made that "educated guess".  That's quite a string of a "dogs breakfast" of cars that all seem to be undergoing the same treatment as well.  The boards appear to be too short for interior sheathing as they would not be close to full height.


Regards,

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: STMFC@... <STMFC@...> on behalf of thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:16 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] What Are These Folks Doing?
 


This is a link to a photo from the Kansas State Historical Society:

 

http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/218115/page/1

 

It shows workmen engaged in some activity along a string of boxcars and racks of lumber spaced out along the cars. The caption notes that this is conditioning yard at Clovis, New Mexico.

 

My initial thoughts are that the cars are being prepared for grain doors or that car interiors are being refurbished. The lack of used, broken boards on the ground probably weights against refurbishing.

 

Can anyone make an educated guess as to what actually is the activity?

 

Thanks.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA





Re: What Are These Folks Doing?

Staffan Ehnbom
 

Would a double sliding door car be usable for grain at all?

Staffan Ehnbom

On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 2:00 PM, 'gary laakso' vasa0vasa@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

The fourth car from the right is a double door Great Northern boxcar and both doors are open.  For grain doors, wouldn’t one door be closed? the fifth car with is door close, appears to have a steam cleaner or a large shop vac next to it.  The stack of thick boards closest to the camera suggests floor board and end board replacements. 
 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
 
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2016 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] What Are These Folks Doing?
 
 

​Bob,


You seem to have already made that "educated guess".  That's quite a string of a "dogs breakfast" of cars that all seem to be undergoing the same treatment as well.  The boards appear to be too short for interior sheathing as they would not be close to full height.

 

Regards,

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: STMFC@... <STMFC@...> on behalf of thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:16 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] What Are These Folks Doing?
 


This is a link to a photo from the Kansas State Historical Society:

 

http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/218115/page/1

 

It shows workmen engaged in some activity along a string of boxcars and racks of lumber spaced out along the cars. The caption notes that this is conditioning yard at Clovis, New Mexico.

 

My initial thoughts are that the cars are being prepared for grain doors or that car interiors are being refurbished. The lack of used, broken boards on the ground probably weights against refurbishing.

 

Can anyone make an educated guess as to what actually is the activity?

 

Thanks.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA





Re: What Are These Folks Doing?

gary laakso
 

The fourth car from the right is a double door Great Northern boxcar and both doors are open.  For grain doors, wouldn’t one door be closed? the fifth car with is door close, appears to have a steam cleaner or a large shop vac next to it.  The stack of thick boards closest to the camera suggests floor board and end board replacements. 
 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
 

Sent: Monday, August 08, 2016 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] What Are These Folks Doing?
 
 

​Bob,


You seem to have already made that "educated guess".  That's quite a string of a "dogs breakfast" of cars that all seem to be undergoing the same treatment as well.  The boards appear to be too short for interior sheathing as they would not be close to full height.

 

Regards,

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: STMFC@... on behalf of thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:16 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] What Are These Folks Doing?
 


This is a link to a photo from the Kansas State Historical Society:

 

http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/218115/page/1

 

It shows workmen engaged in some activity along a string of boxcars and racks of lumber spaced out along the cars. The caption notes that this is conditioning yard at Clovis, New Mexico.

 

My initial thoughts are that the cars are being prepared for grain doors or that car interiors are being refurbished. The lack of used, broken boards on the ground probably weights against refurbishing.

 

Can anyone make an educated guess as to what actually is the activity?

 

Thanks.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA




Re: What Are These Folks Doing?

Bruce Smith
 

​Bob,


You seem to have already made that "educated guess".  That's quite a string of a "dogs breakfast" of cars that all seem to be undergoing the same treatment as well.  The boards appear to be too short for interior sheathing as they would not be close to full height.


Regards,

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: STMFC@... on behalf of thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]
Sent: Sunday, August 7, 2016 12:16 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] What Are These Folks Doing?
 


This is a link to a photo from the Kansas State Historical Society:

 

http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/218115/page/1

 

It shows workmen engaged in some activity along a string of boxcars and racks of lumber spaced out along the cars. The caption notes that this is conditioning yard at Clovis, New Mexico.

 

My initial thoughts are that the cars are being prepared for grain doors or that car interiors are being refurbished. The lack of used, broken boards on the ground probably weights against refurbishing.

 

Can anyone make an educated guess as to what actually is the activity?

 

Thanks.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA




Re: For that special breed of modeler who enjoys tank car underframes

thecitrusbelt@...
 

What a great detail photo, especially when enlarged.


Did anyone notice that the Chicago & Northwestern boxcar had a CMO reporting mark? I assume that is the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway Company.


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: For that special breed of modeler who enjoys tank car underframes

al_brown03
 

I enjoy tank-car underframes very much ... let's see:

Judging from the sill steps and lack of end or side sills, built by General American?

Three drains: three compartments.

Bleed rod comes straight across, over the reservoir: AB valve must be buried, straight opposite the reservoir.

I'm sure others can spot more. Y'all have fun, now, hear?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Circles in Plastic Castings

destorzek@...
 




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


Thanks Schuyler, ---- So THAT'S what they're from. Strange thing is many other hoppers & other cars show no signs of these markings, at least not in clearly visible areas. Either the other cars were ejected differently, or the Proto 2000 (and others) were ejected too soon when the plastic was still too soft ???
 
Paul Hillman
================

Where the ejector pin prints end up is dictated by how the mold designer orients the part in the mold. There have been many molds built over the years, and each designer has to weigh all his options, then make what he feels are the best choices.

Aside from where the ejector pins will go, the other consideration is where the plastic will be injected into the part, the "sprue" and "gate". Unless this is a really complicated mold, the "E pins" will always be on the side opposite the gate.

If you want the pin prints to be on the underside of the slope sheets, that means the gate needs to be in the center of the interior of the part, which either puts it on the cross ridge, or the centersill over the center hopper on a triple. In addition, it puts the gate deep into the part, which means a long sprue. Since sprues need to be tapered, the longer it is, the bigger the scar it leaves on the part. Heated sprue bushings can allow a "pin point" gate, but accommodating the heated bushing in the narrow confines of the core that makes the car interior becomes problematic.

The other way to design things is to orient the part so the gate is on the underside, between the hoppers. This puts the e-pins on the slope sheets, but since the slope sheets are the traditional location for car weights, they  can be covered by separate slope sheet parts.

Indented pin prints are not from ejecting the part too hot, but is rather intentional to make little seats so the part stays on the pin ends and comes out of the mold straight, without dragging a detailed surface on part of the mold. It also helps insure that the pin prints don't stand above the surrounding surface and form shallow bumps that get in the way of other parts. Ejector pins in the typical mold for an HO scale body are somewhere about 6" or 7" long, and change length relative to the rest of the mold as the mold temperature changes, so a perfect match is seldom possible.

Dennis Storzek



Re: Circles in Plastic Castings

Paul Hillman
 


Thanks Schuyler, ---- So THAT'S what they're from. Strange thing is many other hoppers & other cars show no signs of these markings, at least not in clearly visible areas. Either the other cars were ejected differently, or the Proto 2000 (and others) were ejected too soon when the plastic was still too soft ???
 
Paul Hillman
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2016 12:11 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Circles in Plastic Castings

 

They are caused by ejector pins. Moldings don’t automatically eject from the dies and have to be pushed out. I agree they can be a pain, especially in older dies where you can find flash standing normal to the surface, which has to be shaved off.

Schuyler

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2016 12:44 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Circles in Plastic Castings

Just a question here. Nothing we can do about it except fill them in but, why are there small circular holes or impressions in various plastic castings? They can't be for material-flow in the casting process ???

As example, I have several Proto 2000 War Emerg. hoppers (and other kits) with these holes in the interior slope sheets, etc. Will have to file/fill them in. Just curious. What are they really for? Would be nice if they weren't there.

Thanks, Paul Hillman

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DL&W yard and distant freight cars - 1911

Schuyler Larrabee
 

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-08-07-16/B0798.jpg et seq.

 

This image plus the few after this one show a LARGE number of steam era freight cars in 1911, way before the transition era, but still very interesting.  Since these are glass plate negatives, the resolution is quite sharp even when zoomed way in.

 

Check out the loads in both the open topped cars and the hoppers.  Not all coal is the same, even in two cars coupled together.  All the coal you see, though, is most likely Anthracite, just in different sizes.

 

Enjoy!

 

Schuyler

 


What Are These Folks Doing?

thecitrusbelt@...
 

This is a link to a photo from the Kansas State Historical Society:

 

http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/218115/page/1

 

It shows workmen engaged in some activity along a string of boxcars and racks of lumber spaced out along the cars. The caption notes that this is conditioning yard at Clovis, New Mexico.

 

My initial thoughts are that the cars are being prepared for grain doors or that car interiors are being refurbished. The lack of used, broken boards on the ground probably weights against refurbishing.

 

Can anyone make an educated guess as to what actually is the activity?

 

Thanks.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Circles in Plastic Castings

Schuyler Larrabee
 

They are caused by ejector pins. Moldings don’t automatically eject from the dies and have to be pushed out. I agree they can be a pain, especially in older dies where you can find flash standing normal to the surface, which has to be shaved off.



Schuyler



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2016 12:44 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Circles in Plastic Castings





Just a question here. Nothing we can do about it except fill them in but, why are there small circular holes or impressions in various plastic castings? They can't be for material-flow in the casting process ???



As example, I have several Proto 2000 War Emerg. hoppers (and other kits) with these holes in the interior slope sheets, etc. Will have to file/fill them in. Just curious. What are they really for? Would be nice if they weren't there.



Thanks, Paul Hillman





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Re: Circles in Plastic Castings

Richard Brennan
 

At 09:43 AM 8/7/2016, chris_hillman@... [STMFC] wrote:
Just a question here. Nothing we can do about it except fill them in but, why are there small circular holes or impressions in various plastic castings? They can't be for material-flow in the casting process ???
Ejector pins...
without them... it would be extremely difficult to get the warm injected part out of a complex mold.

Description at: https://www.protolabs.com/resources/injection-molding-design-tips/united-states/2010-06/


--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
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Circles in Plastic Castings

Paul Hillman
 

Just a question here. Nothing we can do about it except fill them in but, why are there small circular holes or impressions in various plastic castings? They can't be for material-flow in the casting process ???


As example, I have several Proto 2000 War Emerg. hoppers (and other kits) with these holes in the interior slope sheets, etc. Will have to file/fill them in. Just curious. What are they really for? Would be nice if they weren't there.


Thanks, Paul Hillman


Oiling ballast

Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>
 

Re. the recent discussion about oiling ballast, there is a brief history at
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101048999310;view=1up;seq=95 and a list of railroads using oil at https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101048999351;view=1up;seq=270

Both the CB&Q and B&MR sprayed ballast with oil to keep down dust. There is a photo (not the clearest) of track spraying using a tank car apparently owned by the CB&Q. I was previously advised that this was a Bettendorf tank car, although I’ve not seen any record that the Burlington had any from this company.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015010881806;view=1up;seq=551

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ

 


FW: More New Tichy Train Group Decals (all scales)

Aley, Jeff A
 

FYI.

From: TICHY TRAIN GROUP INC [mailto:don@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2016 8:58 AM
To: Aley, Jeff A <jeff.a.aley@...>
Subject: More New Tichy Train Group Decals (all scales)





TICHY TRAIN GROUP INC
8/6/2016



Dear Modeler:

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. Other scales, send an email request. Single decals are: HO $4, N $4, S $5, O $6. All are in stock.

10013 WESTERN ASPHALT 10000 GAL TANK
10020 CDLX 10000 GAL TANK
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

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Select the ROAD NAME or CAR TYPE you want.
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All of the new decals (10000 series) are listed under this system. We will convert the older ones over the next several weeks. In the meantime, they are still listed under just the decal tab.


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Re: FLAT CAR HAND BRAKE QUESTION

Rich Yoder
 

I have progressive view photos of a Reading gondola with drop vertical brake
shaft if interested contact me off the list.
Rich Y

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, August 5, 2016 3:34 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] FLAT CAR HAND BRAKE QUESTION


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

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1920s lettering

Eric Hansmann
 

A few HO scale box cars were recently lettered for service on the Wheeling Freight Terminal. Most of the models illustrate the different lettering guidelines of the 1920s. Check out the details on the DesignBuildOp blog.

 

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2016/08/06/decals-and-lettering/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX


Re: Stars On Boxcar Door?

Charles Hladik
 

All,
 
    It also looks like there are "braces" along the side.
 
Chuck Hladik
 

In a message dated 8/6/2016 1:07:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, STMFC@... writes:
 

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


For that special breed of modeler who enjoys tank car underframes

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,

For that special breed of modeler who enjoys tank car underframes...

http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/getimage-idx?cc=hpicasc;entryid=x-000411.pic;viewid=000411PIC.TIF;x=10;y=14;width=9999;height=9600;res=0;view=image

Imgae is dated 1951

Claus Schlund


Re: Weathered box cars

Eric Hansmann
 

Chuck,

 

I use paper stock for the route cards and placards on the models. Plain newsprint is cut into narrow strips about four inches wide. Small squares are cut from the strip and these are carefully placed on a small dot of canopy glue that has been applied to the model with a toothpick. I also use Post-it note material that is a buff or yellow shade.

 

For the partial cards, place a single edge razor blade at an angle over a short section. Place the blade flat on the cutting surface and pull the narrow paper strip up to tear the paper and leave a partial piece under the blade. I’ve noticed a variety of partial cards spread across wood sheathed cars. I model 1926 and much of the box car fleet will be wood sheathed, so there will be many partial cards on my models.

 

These details were inspired by Tony Thompson’s great blog posts on these details. After reading his latest few posts, I feel I should mark some with numbers or letters before cutting them from the paper strips. Here’s his latest piece on the route cards.

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2016/07/route-cards-part-13-other-examples.html

 

These are very easy details to add to models. As Tony points out in a few of his posts, steel cars had a specific route card holder along the sill so the cards would be restricted to those placement spots.

 

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX

 

 

 

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 2:43 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Weathered box cars

 




Great job Eric.  Could you explain what you use for route tags?  Do you just make them yourself?  Thanks

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM



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