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Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Pa

Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>
 

No, it their marketing strategy to get modelers to buy six housings they’ll never use, nearly doubling the cost to modelers and their profit. I’ve chosen to do without.



Nelson Moyer



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Yes but only four of these are correct for steam era. Would have been better/more attractive if they made these available on specific sprues, e.g. a Miner sprue, a Klasing sprue, etc.



Bill Welch









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NP Plug Door Box Car

David Payne
 

 
I have a photo showing a green NP box car with yellow(?) stripe and what appears to be a "DF" circle logo on its plug door.  Northern Pacific is in arched lettering to the left of the door and there is some lettering to the right of the door, perhaps for the North Coast Limited, along with the NP trademark.  Could someone tell me when these cars would have first been put into service.  I am trying to date the photo and this is the most distinctive car in the train.
Thank you.
David Payne
 


Re: Pinning Pierre Oliver's side-mount stirrups.

Robert J Miller CFA
 

 Are any of the small rivets by Grandt Line suitable?

Robert J. Miller CFA
Saginaw, MI

Tell the truth, work hard, and come to dinner on time.
Gerald R. Ford



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To: Steam Era Freight Cars
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Pinning Pierre Oliver's side-mount stirrups.

 
This company makes small rivets, But their website is currently down for maintenance:


Scott Haycock


 
Bill,

Do you know who makes those small rivets? That sounds like an interesting way to secure the steps.

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Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Pa

frograbbit602
 

Bill the sets are also available in individual sets. If you look at the website, looking under parts you will find the Miner set is part number CA-0305 at $ 5.95.   The site is molocotrains.com
Lester Breuer


Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Pa

Bill Welch
 

Yes but only four of these are correct for steam era. Would have been better/more attractive if they made these available on specific sprues, e.g. a Miner sprue, a Klasing sprue, etc.

Bill Welch



PMcK&Y/P&LE rebuild doors

Ted Culotta
 

I'm going to take issue specifically with Andy's advice about using IM Youngstown doors to make a substitute for my currently unavailable (although hopefully that will change to available this coming week). I don't do so lightly as I respect Andy's knowledge. However, the YSD doors with EARLY Camel Roller Lift fixtures contain a curved guide for the door handle that is lacking in the IM doors. Meaning that a chopped up and reassembled IM door still doesn't get you there. That's the whole reason for my resin doors for the '32 ARA and P&LE cars. As soon as I have the P&LE doors I'll post it here.

PS if you want to see what the early Camel Roller Lift fixtures look like up close, see the '32 ARA book or Focus on Freight Cars Vol 4 or 5.

Cheers
Ted Culotta


Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Pa

gtws00
 


Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Pa

gtws00
 

Bill,
Thank you for the information on Terry. I am sorry that he had passed. It sounds like he was a excellent modeler, tool maker and friend. I look forward to seeing some of his kits and maybe even find one for sale to have the pleasure to build.

Thanks

George TOman


Re: Airbrush for sale

Clark Propst
 

Airbrush is sold pending payment.
Thanks,
Clark


Airbrush for sale

Clark Propst
 

Badger 200 with braided hose. A few years old, used a half dozen times. $25 includes shipping.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Pa

Bill Welch
 

I have been waiting/hoping someone from the SoCal Freight Car Mafia who would have known Terry better and longer than I would have responded but I will make an attempt to answer as I was proud to call Terry a friend. Terry was a Vietnam War veteran, SD Padre fan, and an SP modeler (I hope I have that right). I also hope I am correct in saying he was a member of the LaMesa Club.

I first met him at the "Friends of the Freight Car" dinner in 1996 when the NMRA Convention was in Long Beach. We sat across from each other. Terry was a Tool Maker by profession and at some point cut tooling for a PFE Wood Sheathed reefer with Dreadnaught ends and Murphy panel roof. I bought two kits from him and built them as a "-18" and a "-21. For a few years InterMountain used Terry's parts and had RTR models assembled in China. He also offered a "KitBash Kit" using his roof and the Red Caboose PFE reefer kit to model a "-16." Mine is decaled using a Champ custom printed UP Shield w/the red and white strips reversed as pictured in the PFE book. Terry machined the RC body so his roof would fit. Strip styrene was included to do trim on the ends. He also took the parts from Sunshine's ART kit and with some improvements did a one part resin body casting that included cast brass foot guards. I think there are photos of mine on the Freight Car website. Terry also converted some of his PFE kit's Delrin sill steps to brass and bought a bunch and used them on several of his and Red Caboose kits. The last ones are going on four Westerfield ex-PRR FGE R7 reefers for which they are perfect.

TT modelers probably have at least one of the 1937 cars on their layout that he tooled. Not sure who he tooled these for. Terry also developed with Paul Lubliner (Highliners) signal kits that are a loved by those that purchased them. There were no short phone conversations with Terry. He once regaled me talking about signals. Later Andy Carlson told to me that Terry said of this call: "You know Bill does not know anything about signals." Boy was he right! He was a really good guy.

I bet people on this list have Terry's kits they have not built and a WTB plea may round up one or two if someone is interested.

Bill Welch


Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Parts Sprue

frograbbit602
 

Bill, after looking at the Moloco website after sending my previous post I no longer see this set in the parts section; however, they do have various individual hand brake sets which may be of interest.
Lester Breuer


Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Parts Sprue

frograbbit602
 

Bill,  Have you looked at the Moloco hand brake ( housings ) set, part number HB-0301 with 10 types?
Lester Breuer


Wheeling Freight Terminal op session

Eric Hansmann
 

I try to operate my railroad every month. A crew call goes out and people commit to the session. Usually four other modelers show up to operate but this past session only had one of the usual crew participate. We had a great time and a short summary can be found on my blog.

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2016/08/26/august-2016-op-session/


While there is always something to fix, improve, or add to the layout or freight car fleet, regular operating sessions keep me inspired to complete tasks and move the layout ever forward. Op sessions are also a nice break in the workbench action.


Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX


Re: P&LE TICHEY BOXCAR DOORS

Clark Propst
 

I too have a Tichy box car to build and would be interested in this door conversion. Anyway you could send me or somehow make a few snapshots of the process available?
Clark Propst 


Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Pa

gtws00
 

Group, If I may ask who is Terry Wegman and what was his reefer kit and parts? As I just got back into modeling a couple years back, I do not remember seeing any of his items.
Thanks

George Toman


Re: F&C Hopper Bottom Boxcar

Staffan Ehnbom
 

Ken Middleton asked me to forward this response to Jack's message:

While Mr. Mullen is no doubt correct about the number of cars listed in the April 1942 ORER, Great Northern started out with a huge number of these drop-bottom box cars. Information from GN's Historic Car Records, found at the Minnesota Historical Society, indicate that between 1902 and 1907 GN received approximately 8,860 drop bottom box cars, which during the major
renumbering of 1913-1914 became Numbers 120000-128586 (with quite a few blank numbers). The vast majority of these cars were rebuilt with solid floors during the mid-1920s and incorporated into the number series with other rebuilt cars. However, in 1929 under AFE 39544 one hundred of these cars were renumbered into the 8900-8999 series. I strongly suspect that the original 8,860 cars were used primarily to carry coal, as it was customary to use hopper bottom box cars for coal transportation early in the twentieth century. However, I suspect that the 100 cars renumbered in 1929 may have had more specialized uses, but cannot be certain what they were. It is interesting to me that Ted Fandel has found a photograph of three of these cars (the numbers are a little hard to read, but I believe they were 8947, 8964 and 8973) parked at the loading dock of Thermax Corporation, apparently a manufacturer or dealer in fireproofing insulation, in Chewelah, Washington, on an unknown date. I believe the photo was found in the files of the Chewelah Historical Society.
 
Best regards,
  
Ken Middleton
Portage, MI
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On Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 9:06 AM, jack.f.mullen@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

GN 8900-8999 were still listed as hoper bottom cars in the April, 1942 ORER, with 97 remaining in the series.


As general service boxcars, they might have gone anywhere in the US rail system, but probably not while carrying coal in hopper mode. Given the small size of the group among the thousands of similar-sized DS GN boxcars, the odds of seeing one would be small. Older boxcars on granger roads might spent much of the year in storage until needed for a seasonal surge. Grain and head-of-lakes coal were strongly seasonal and would tend to keep them on home rails.

Jack Mullen



Summer 2016 issue of The Keystone Modeler is available

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,


The Summer 2016 issue of The Keystone Modeler (issue #97) is now available online at:

http://www.prrths.com/newprr_files/newPRRKeystoneModeler.htm


Regards

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL




Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Pa

Tim O'Connor
 


What about the set Terry Wegman did for his reefer? Not as many parts as
the DA/GL set, but pretty nice parts. I think I got a few of them from Andy.

Not that I don't wish DA was still in business! :-(

Tim O'


Wouldn't it be great if there was properly sized and shaped AB brake set in styrene?!
Bill Welch


Re: Brake Housings on the Styrene Detail Assoc./Grandt Line Brake Pa

Rob M.
 

You guys need to come to o O scale.

We're blessed to have the San Juan Car Company AB brake set. 

You can read WABCo Wilmerding PA on the brake cylinder.  The reservoir and pipe bracket are equally as well detailed.

Rob Mondichak


Westinghouse "AB Brake Set (3 pieces)

 

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