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Re: ORER help needed CofG 10701-10800

Allan Smith
 

My copy of the ORER 7-1958 Doesn't list any cars in the series 10701-10800.

Al Smith
Sonora Ca


On Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:43 PM, "williamdale75@... [STMFC]" wrote:


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

Bill Dale



Re: Railroad true stories?

ron christensen
 

I may have some that old
I will get back
 
Ron



From: "grangerroads@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, October 7, 2016 12:40 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Railroad true stories?

 
Ron,

I'm interested in late 1930s Railroad magazines. If you wish, please contact me at:

grangerroads@...

(Thought I could send you a private email but the method here eludes me.)

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa



Re: Railroad true stories?

grangerroads@...
 

Ron,

I'm interested in late 1930s Railroad magazines. If you wish, please contact me at:

grangerroads@...

(Thought I could send you a private email but the method here eludes me.)

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Really need roommate for Naperville meet

Jared Harper
 

As we move down to the wire I really need a roommate for the Chicagoland RPM meet.  I have a room reserved at the event hotel.  E-mail me or call.

Jared Harper
706-543-8821


Re: Railroad true stories?

ron christensen
 

If you have an interest in the old Railroad magazine I have some I would part with
Ron Christensen


Re: GTW decals

hubert mask
 

If your efforts fail obtain what you are looking for.  With some photo help and dimensional info I might consider this decal. 

Hubert Mask
Mask Island Decals Inc.

On Oct 7, 2016, at 8:43 AM, O Fenton Wells srrfan1401@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Try Black Cat Publishing in Winnipeg www.blackcatdecals.com

--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...


Re: GTW decals

O Fenton Wells
 

Try Black Cat Publishing in Winnipeg www.blackcatdecals.com

--
Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...


Re: Railroad true stories?

grangerroads@...
 

A big "Thank you" to all the suggestions. I've ordered three books and three Railroad magazines so far, will digest then order more. I expect that I'll get 'em all.

Again, much appreciated.

Brian Chapman
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Re: GTW decals

Marty McGuirk
 

Make that "...describing the correct decal artwork but the lettering in Chet's email are for a different series and are wrong for this car..."
That's what I get for typing ion my phone waiting to get on the train before my first cup of coffee!

BTW, the car that is correct for the wafer/maple leaf set is the rebuild cars offered by Sylvan. 

Marty McGuirk 


On Oct 7, 2016, at 6:12 AM, Martin McGuirk mjmcguirk@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Steve, 


Tim has the right original maker of the decals but is describing the wrong car. The F&C car was a single sheathed car (identical to a series of CV cars)  that never had the wafer. 
The RailCAD decal artwork is now offered as part of the Black Cat Publishing line - believe this is the set you need - 


It’s far superior to anything you’re going to get from F&C for this car. 

Hope this helps, 

Marty McGuirk



On Oct 7, 2016, at 1:01 AM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


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?
J. Stephen Sandifer
 

Stephen

There WERE GTW decals made for these cars by Robert W. Smith (RAILCAD)
who passed away. You might be able to find some for sale. I bought a set
for my Steam Shack resin kit of these cars - I think the F&C model is
the same car.

Here is a repost of a 2003 message from Chet French to the STMFC --

  Ted, 

  I am not a GTW expert, but found the following info with RailCad GTW 
  decals I purchased at Naperville several years ago.  The 591200-
  591399 series auto cars built in 1941 had the car color as the 
  background for the tilted square or "wafer" as it was called.  The 
  1944 built 591400-591599 series had a black background.  By the late 
  1940's a green background was used. I have a AC&F builder photo of 
  GTW 515668, built in 1949, with a dark background on the wafer, but 
  can't determine if it is green or not.  Ed H. would probably know. 
  Several box cars in the Herron GTW tape show having green wafers.  I 
  assume the backgound color on the other box cars would follow these 
  time lines.  My question, when did the "green leaf" logo begin being 
  used on box cars? 




Re: GTW decals

Marty McGuirk
 

Steve, 

Tim has the right original maker of the decals but is describing the wrong car. The F&C car was a single sheathed car (identical to a series of CV cars)  that never had the wafer. 
The RailCAD decal artwork is now offered as part of the Black Cat Publishing line - believe this is the set you need - 


It’s far superior to anything you’re going to get from F&C for this car. 

Hope this helps, 

Marty McGuirk



On Oct 7, 2016, at 1:01 AM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


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?
J. Stephen Sandifer
 

Stephen

There WERE GTW decals made for these cars by Robert W. Smith (RAILCAD)
who passed away. You might be able to find some for sale. I bought a set
for my Steam Shack resin kit of these cars - I think the F&C model is
the same car.

Here is a repost of a 2003 message from Chet French to the STMFC --

  Ted, 

  I am not a GTW expert, but found the following info with RailCad GTW 
  decals I purchased at Naperville several years ago.  The 591200-
  591399 series auto cars built in 1941 had the car color as the 
  background for the tilted square or "wafer" as it was called.  The 
  1944 built 591400-591599 series had a black background.  By the late 
  1940's a green background was used. I have a AC&F builder photo of 
  GTW 515668, built in 1949, with a dark background on the wafer, but 
  can't determine if it is green or not.  Ed H. would probably know. 
  Several box cars in the Herron GTW tape show having green wafers.  I 
  assume the backgound color on the other box cars would follow these 
  time lines.  My question, when did the "green leaf" logo begin being 
  used on box cars? 



Re: GTW decals

Tim O'Connor
 


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?
J. Stephen Sandifer
 

Stephen

There WERE GTW decals made for these cars by Robert W. Smith (RAILCAD)
who passed away. You might be able to find some for sale. I bought a set
for my Steam Shack resin kit of these cars - I think the F&C model is
the same car.

Here is a repost of a 2003 message from Chet French to the STMFC --

  Ted,

  I am not a GTW expert, but found the following info with RailCad GTW
  decals I purchased at Naperville several years ago.  The 591200-
  591399 series auto cars built in 1941 had the car color as the
  background for the tilted square or "wafer" as it was called.  The
  1944 built 591400-591599 series had a black background.  By the late
  1940's a green background was used. I have a AC&F builder photo of
  GTW 515668, built in 1949, with a dark background on the wafer, but
  can't determine if it is green or not.  Ed H. would probably know.
  Several box cars in the Herron GTW tape show having green wafers.  I
  assume the backgound color on the other box cars would follow these
  time lines.  My question, when did the "green leaf" logo begin being
  used on box cars?


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.

 

__________________________________________________

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Monday, September 5, 2016 9:10 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] F&C KCS gon-hopper

 

 

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

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Monday, September 05, 2016 7:59 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] F&C KCS gon-hopper

 

 

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?

 

__________________________________________________

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


-----Original Message-----
From: Justin May westpointroute@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC ; CofG Modeler's List
Sent: Thu, Oct 6, 2016 3:56 pm
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

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 12:49 PM
To: STMFC; CofG Modeler's List
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

 

 

49461 - 49480 of 194633