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Re: F&C KCS gon-hopper

Steve SANDIFER
 

I have one of these cars and need this info too. I cannot find the photos in the photo files.

 

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J. Stephen Sandifer

 

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Photos and Drawings for the KCS car are also in the 1940 Carbuilders Cyclopedia, pages 272 and 273. Unfortunately, the drawings do not show brake component layout. Anybody know if the drawings in the MM article show these components? Or does the MM article have the same drawings as the Car Builders Cyclopedia? Since I have the Cyclopedia I want to know if it is worth finding a copy of the magazine.

 

At St Louis RPM, I did take several photos of the underbody of the car Steve Funaro built for his display. I’ll post them in the photo section. But I’m not sure he did the components 100% correct. The reservoir always is mounted in such a way that if the bolts came out it wouldn’t fall to the ground. Steve’s car, like many models, has the reservoir mounted upside down and stuck to some brackets protruding from the floor.

 

Andy Cich

 

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Rick Harris asked:
"Next up on the work bench is this resin kit.  To the best of my ability I have checked the group archives and the internet for any information available on this group of cars.  I have had no luck.  What I need in particular is any photo or diagram that might show the brake gear and rigging.  Any help would be greatly appreciated."

See "All Welded Hopper-Gon - Unique to the KCS" by Martin Lofton in the January 1991 issue of Mainline Modeler for photos and drawings.

 

 

Ben Hom


GTW decals

Steve SANDIFER
 

I have built an F&C GTW autocar, but have no decals for it. I have called F&C, but they are "out of stock."

 

Any suggestions for decals?

 

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J. Stephen Sandifer

 


Re: ORER help needed CofG 10701-10800

William Dale
 

Justin,
    The 1/55 ORER states 7
    The 10/55 ORER states 6
    The 7/57 ORER states 2

Bill Dale


Re: ORER help needed CofG 10701-10800

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Justin,

I can't argue with what the others quote from their 1954 ORERS, but my 1958 book lists 97 cars in 10701-10800. Yes, these are nominal 41-foot cars of 80000 capacity. Surely the CofG didn't reuse the number for more of the same.

Do I smell a mystery here?

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 10/6/16 3:48 PM, Justin May westpointroute@... [STMFC] wrote:
 
Can anyone with a July or August 1954 ORER assist me in identifying the remaining car numbers for the CofG flat car series 10701-10800? In constructing my kit from the CofG Historical Society, the literature states only 7 cars remained on the roster as of August 1, 1954.

Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated as I would like to accurately model one of the remaining car numbers.

Justin May


Help Needed w/Live Fire Acrylic Painting Event at Chicagoland RPM: Playing it Forward

Bill Welch
 

One of the people helping with the "Live Fire" Acrylic Painting opportunity on Saturday afternoon, October 22 has developed a conflict and will have to leave the RPM earlier than expected. If you appreciate the importance of helping people learn something new and are experienced with using Internal Mix Airbrushes, I hope you will consider being a Coach during the "Live Fire" Acrylic Painting event after lunch on Saturday afternoon. There will four coaches, one for each painter during 12 different time slots. Time commitment is 2.5 hours. We will using Badger's Modelflex paint on Accurail Boxcar bodies.


If you have questions or want to commit, please contact me offline at fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com


Thank you,

Bill Welch



SEEKING PHOTO HELP - AGAIN

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

In my current pipeline are two Santa Fe RR-19 refers. These are being done from Martin's Mini Kits and have the flat ends. There were only two cars with this arrangement
(#31254 and 31255). I am doing one car with the orange ends and have photo support for that. I want to do the other with black ends but have never found a photo with this scheme.
I hope that someone can come up with one or with a clue. I am also doing an RR-19 with corrugated ends, the ends being done in orange. I am well covered on this version.

As always "Thanks in advance":

Bill Pardie


PFE reefer modeling clinic at Naperville (Chicagoland RPM)

Dick Harley
 

Hello,

I will be giving a clinic at Naperville (Chicagoland RPM) titled "PFE Reefer Modeling, What More Do You Want To Know."
https://www.rpmconference.com/
It's been "Naperville" to me for so long, that I just have a hard time changing.

The idea is to focus the presentation on questions from the audience (or others) and provide the audience with useful information. While some would like to play "stump the speaker," and present the questions at the clinic (which is ok), better answers can be given if the questions are sent to me ahead of time.

So, whether you are going to Naperville or not, if you have any questions about modeling PFE reefers, please email them to me at:
Dick -dot- Harley4UP -at- verizon.net

If readers send questions but will not be in Naperville, let me know, and I will give answers to your preferred Yahoo Group after the meet.
This is obviously cross-posted to reach more people.


Thanks & hope to see you in Naperville (Lisle),
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach, CA


Re: ORER help needed CofG 10701-10800

SUVCWORR@...
 

The individual cars are not listed only the series.  Based on other entries, it is likely that 10701 and 10800 are two of the seven cars.

Rich Orr


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Subject: [STMFC] ORER help needed CofG 10701-10800



Can anyone with a July or August 1954 ORER assist me in identifying the remaining car numbers for the CofG flat car series 10701-10800? In constructing my kit from the CofG Historical Society, the literature states only 7 cars remained on the roster as of August 1, 1954.

Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated as I would like to accurately model one of the remaining car numbers.

Justin May





Re: ORER help needed CofG 10701-10800

Paul Koehler
 

Justin:

 

I just looked in my October 1954 register; it states that 10701 – 10800 has 7 cars but not the individual numbers.

 

Paul C. Koehler

 


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Subject: [STMFC] ORER help needed CofG 10701-10800

 

 

Can anyone with a July or August 1954 ORER assist me in identifying the remaining car numbers for the CofG flat car series 10701-10800? In constructing my kit from the CofG Historical Society, the literature states only 7 cars remained on the roster as of August 1, 1954.

 

Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated as I would like to accurately model one of the remaining car numbers.

 

Justin May

 

 


ORER help needed CofG 10701-10800

Justin May
 

Can anyone with a July or August 1954 ORER assist me in identifying the remaining car numbers for the CofG flat car series 10701-10800? In constructing my kit from the CofG Historical Society, the literature states only 7 cars remained on the roster as of August 1, 1954.

Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated as I would like to accurately model one of the remaining car numbers.

Justin May



Atlas 1932 ARA variations

Bill Welch
 

It appears to me at looking at the eight variations offered by Atlas, none of them have the "W" corner 4/4 Dreadnaught ends. Am I correct? Their #1 is clearly Square corner. Only owners w/the W" corner 4/4 Dreadnaught end were Western Maryland and Missouri-Illinois, 1,000 cars it looks like.


If I do Mike & Ike I will pretend the ends have "W" post, hah


Bill Welch

 


Re: Hurricane Matthew/East of Florida/Mike Brock/Sheraton Employees

Tim O'Connor
 


Merritt Island is under evacuation orders.

My sister has a house south of Melbourne, which is just below Cocoa Beach.
Also under mandatory evacuation orders.

Tim O'Connor



Hi Bill,
 
                FWIW, Mike Brock informed me that he and his wife have evacuated to a hotel in Orlando.  As I recall, it is their custom to do so whenever a hurricane threatens.
 
Regards,
 
-Jeff
 
 
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Subject: [STMFC] Hurricane Matthew/East of Florida/Mike Brock/Sheraton Employees
 
 

It looks like east coast of Florida may get hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. I am sure I am not alone in hoping the best for everyone in the target zone.

 

Bill Welch


Re: Hurricane Matthew/East of Florida/Mike Brock/Sheraton Employees

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Bill,

 

                FWIW, Mike Brock informed me that he and his wife have evacuated to a hotel in Orlando.  As I recall, it is their custom to do so whenever a hurricane threatens.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

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Subject: [STMFC] Hurricane Matthew/East of Florida/Mike Brock/Sheraton Employees

 

 

It looks like east coast of Florida may get hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. I am sure I am not alone in hoping the best for everyone in the target zone.

 

Bill Welch


Re: Railroad true stories?

np328
 

Brian, you list accidents.
Your government has come to your aid with this website, the ICC accident reports.
 
Look under Databases and click on Investigations of Railroad Accidents 1911 - 1993, that will open a further page letting you select a year.

Click on a year and you can click on whichever railroad meets your interest. 

The older reports, the years you listed as interested in, often have extensive "testimonials" of investigations, and while some might list this as "dry reading", it gives a good picture of what duties were, of what the rules were, who was to do what, (or didn't do) of how those steam freight railroad cars we now model, might have been mishandled.                                                     Jim Dick - St. Paul, MN


 


Re: PRR X28 Handbrakes

rwitt_2000
 

I believe the same can be said for the B&O ARA box cars. Their class M-26d and M-26e received AJAX powered hand brake as built. The earlier classes M-26, M-26a, M-26b and M-26c all retained their vertical shaft hand brakes even for cars being refurbished at the Washington Indiana shops in the mid-1960s for the loading of class A cargo.

The class M-27 cars are more complicated with the many re-buildings some did receive AJAX powered hand brakes.

http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun58.pdf

Bob Witt


Re: Railroad true stories?

mopacfirst
 

I've come to notice that no one has mentioned the book I grew up with:  A Treasury of Railroad Folklore, by Botkin and Harlow, Bonanza Books, 1953.  Mine still has the dust jacket, and I've probably had this volume since about 1960.  Hasn't been off the shelf until just now since I built the bookshelves in the mid-90s, but I spent many hours with it when I was a kid.

Because this is an anthology, some of the stories cited by others may be in this one too.  The authors were both folklorists of long standing.

Ron Merrick


Seaboard-Coast Line Modeler Issue 27 now available

Justin May
 

The staff at the Seaboard-Coast Line Modeler has released the newest issue, #27, for your enjoyment. The issue can be downloaded via the ACL & SAL Historical Society's website located at:

http://s-clmodeler.aclsal.org/index.htm 

The newest issue includes articles on modeling ACL/SCL Alco C628s and C630s, an in-depth review of Pullman-Standard built SAL Green Hornet 50' PS-1 boxcars, and an excellent modeling article on accurately modeling a Winston-Salem Southbound M-5 caboose.

If you enjoy the issue please let the staff know as we continually work hard to produce a quality product and are always appreciative of feedback, constructive criticism, and conversation about the articles.

Thank you,
Justin May


Re: Railroad true stories?

Rob M.
 

Ne’er a better story teller than a railroader.  

 

There are a few good ones, including the ones in Tony Thompson’s PFE book.   Historical societies often have good ones too.

 

Eric Neubauer L&NE freight cars monograph includes an autobiography from Fred Manson, started with the Reading RR and ended up in the L&NE car shop and thenTrailer Train.  Decent bit of STMFC/freight car content in his autobiography.

Eric Neubauer N&B box cars  monograph includes an autobiography by Eddie Eberhard, track inspector.

The Keystone, PRRT&HS  Numerous stories by many employees.   My favorites are the Ernie Clausing Supervisor of track stories (steam and transition era).

PC Historical Society… many T&E stories, but beyond the scope of STMFC.



Rob Mondichak


Re: Railroad true stories?

Gary Ray
 

Smoke in the Canyon: My Steam Days in Dunsmuir by Dick Murdock tells of his experiences as a SP engineer in the last days of steam. 

 

Gary Ray

 

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Brian, Railroad Magazine would fit the bill, as others have mentioned. Some B&M themed books that would be worthy include

1) Miriam Foster's Boston and Maine Railroad by Bradford G. Blodget, published by the Historical Society of Cheshire County 

2) Mid-Century Memories: The Boston & Maine Railroad: 1936-1950 by Robert L. McDonald, published by the B&M Railroad Historical Society

3) Vanishing Markers: Memories of Boston & Maine Railroading, 1946-1952, by Ralph E. Fisher, The Stephen Greene Press

4) Life by the Tracks: When Passenger Trains steamed through the Notch (Maine Central) by Virginia C. Downs, Phoenix Publishing

Regards,

Jack Dziadul

Sanford, NC     





Hurricane Matthew/East of Florida/Mike Brock/Sheraton Employees

Bill Welch
 

It looks like east coast of Florida may get hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. I am sure I am not alone in hoping the best for everyone in the target zone.


Bill Welch

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