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Re: Running Boards Variety On One Reefer

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
Notice the refrigerator car at the bottom of the photo. I'm guessing this was a temporary fix to allow the car to be kept in service with a perishable load:


      The other thing I like in this photo is the gondola load. Many modelers seem to think cars like gondolas were always full when loaded, but of course the car just carried whatever the shipper needed to send. In waybill collections, you can find lots of loads under 10,000 pounds, being carried in 50-ton cars.

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Re: Ulrich offset triple hopper prototype

Donald B. Valentine
 




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

Were any of the Carbon County Railway hopper cars of this same design? I know

they had the same double clasp brakes as found on other United States Steel road hoppers.


Tim O'Connor



  Whoa Tim. The B&M acquired what I was told were some ex-B&LE hoppers for gravel or

ballast work in the 1968-1972 era that definitely had double clasp brakes. Being too late for

my modeling interests I paid little attention to them. Should I have? Could these also have

been of the car type being discussed?


Cordially, Don Valentine



Re: [Proto-Layouts] Upcoming RPM meets

Eric Hansmann
 

Thanks for the reminder, Rich. I’ve added the Western Prototype Modeler meet to the calendar and the blog post. It is set for March 25th in Bellflower, CA.

 

https://ppw-aline.com/pages/rpm-so-cal-meet

 

 

It’s hard to keep up with many of these. I appreciate any details and links on other events so the RPM event calendar can be kept updated.

 

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX

 

 

 


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Subject: Re: [Proto-Layouts] Upcoming RPM meets

 




There's a major meet in San Bernardino CA in there as well, like March?

 

Regards

Rich Hunn

 

On Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:36 PM, "'Eric Hansmann' eric@... [Proto-Layouts]" <Proto-Layouts@...> wrote:

 

 

Several RPM meets are ahead on the 2017 calendar. A summary has been posted on the DesignBuildOp blog.

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX

 


Re: Running Boards Variety On One Reefer

Donald B. Valentine
 

Bob, the URL you provide gets me as far as Railpictures but no further. How does one get to the specific
photo? I did not see a search link to do that.

Thanks, Don Valentine



On Sun, 18 Dec, 2016 at 1:09, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]
<STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Notice the refrigerator car at the bottom of the photo. I'm guessing this was a temporary fix to allow the car to be kept in service with a perishable load:

 

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/240806/

 

Any other explanations?

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Keystone Company Horse cars

jonespwr
 

Valuable horses were mostly transported in special horse cars, but Wikipedia says that the Keystone Company developed a more utilitarian car for transporting less valuable horses in freight trains, eventually producing some 1000 of them. I have not been able to find any other information about these cars (Google searches return the Wikipedia article) and hoped someone might have some more information. There were notable shipments of horses to Europe at the end of WWII (2000 through Portland, Maine, in late 1945- early 1946), but the Keystine cars were probably much earlier..


Upcoming RPM meets

Eric Hansmann
 

Several RPM meets are ahead on the 2017 calendar. A summary has been posted on the DesignBuildOp blog.

 

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2016/12/18/2017-rpm-events/

 

 

 

 

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX

Re: Flat Wire

Scott H. Haycock
 

Bill and others,

I just uploaded my method for making small brass strips mentioned earlier this week.

You can find it here: http://tinyurl.com/huhn88w

Scott Haycock


please post

Bill Vaughn




Re: decals

Rio Grande Ltd <rgmodels@...>
 

HO 

thanks,

eric



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Sent: Sat, Dec 17, 2016 10:59 am
Subject: Re: [STMFC] decals

 
Eric (rgmodels@...) asked:
anyone make decals for a New Haven 4-6-4 streamlined loco?

What scale?


Ben Hom

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Re: Hopper latches

Benjamin Hom
 

Clark Propst asked:
"I just finished decaling an Athearn hopper I modified to look more like a CB&Q car, as per Jerry Hamsmith’s decals instructions. I cobbled together a couple of leftover resin bits to represent the hopper door latches, once in operation they won’t be noticed anyway. Which made me want to ask: “What’s in our wallet?” No, no, no...Does anyone sell detail parts for these latches? I know there’s more that one brand?"

Westerfield #1171 for Wine door locks; none that I know of (separately) for Enterprise, but you can rob components from Accurail or Tichy USRA twin hopper kits.


Ben Hom

Re: Hopper latches

Rich C
 

Clark, Don't know if these may help. I also have Jerry's decal set but have not looked at the info it contains, but here you go:

Westerfield has a couple of Hopper detailing kits.

Rich Christie




2190 HOPPER CAR DETAIL SET 

1171 WINE DOOR LOCK SET 


On Sunday, December 18, 2016 9:58 AM, "cepropst@q.com [STMFC]" wrote:


 
I just finished decaling an Athearn hopper I modified to look more like a CB&Q car, as per Jerry Hamsmith’s decals instructions. I cobbled together a couple of leftover resin bits to represent the hopper door latches, once in operation they won’t be noticed anyway. Which made me want to ask: “What’s in our wallet?” No, no, no...Does anyone sell detail parts for these latches? I know there’s more that one brand?
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Ulrich offset triple hopper prototype

Tim O'Connor
 

Were any of the Carbon County Railway hopper cars of this same design? I know

they had the same double clasp brakes as found on other United States Steel road hoppers.


Tim O'Connor





Some did go to Union RR, but I do not know which ones, or when ( or if in list time frame) off the top of my head.  Probably not what you are looking for.

CJT

Re: Ulrich offset triple hopper prototype

Charles Tapper
 

Some did go to Union RR, but I do not know which ones, or when ( or if in list time frame) off the top of my head.  Probably not what you are looking for.

CJT
Broken Arrow


On Dec 16, 2016, at 11:28 PM, blindog blindog@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

I was recently given a nice example of the old Ulrich 3-bay hopper.  It is unusual in having 12-panel offset sides. Was this design only owned by the B&LE?

B&LE 76857 is stuffed and mounted at thr Conneaut, Ohio depot museum.

Scott Chatfield

Re: Hooker Orange Tank car

Jon Miller
 

On 11/22/2016 5:50 AM, destorzek@... [STMFC] wrote:
I would suspect the color they are describing is an orangey fire engine red

    Similar to the red used on the original ATSF E1??????

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
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Re: Removing rust

Spen Kellogg <spninetynine@...>
 

On 12/18/2016 9:14 AM, TIMOTHY O'CONNOR timboconnor@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

I don't know if this has many modeling applications, but I was astounded to see this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7GoRQBvghk


Cleaning brass? But first we'd have to find out how it affects soldered fixtures as well as possibly super glue or other adhesives used instead of solder. And I doubt it would be practical if there are styrene parts.

Spen Kellogg

Removing rust

Tim O'Connor
 

I don't know if this has many modeling applications, but I was astounded to see this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7GoRQBvghk


Tim O'Connor

Hopper latches

Clark Propst
 

I just finished decaling an Athearn hopper I modified to look more like a CB&Q car, as per Jerry Hamsmith’s decals instructions. I cobbled together a couple of leftover resin bits to represent the hopper door latches, once in operation they won’t be noticed anyway. Which made me want to ask: “What’s in our wallet?” No, no, no...Does anyone sell detail parts for these latches? I know there’s more that one brand?
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

Re: 50' Mather stock car.

Clark Propst
 

Yes, I built one and my friend Mike Moore bought two or three? Seems you got one P2K carbody to cut and add resin splices. Decals were from Micro Scale, I believe? Mike and I got together about tree times before the upcoming CCB meet to build the cars. We did display them there, mine was done, Mike’s weren’t. I sold mine long ago and I doubt Mike ever finished his. Neat models. You might check old CCB photos to see if there were any photos taken of Mike’s unfinished models?
 
Speaking of CCB, one of the appeals to northerners is being able to soak up a bit of warmth in early winter, even if it’s cold be Florida standards. Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing this in reverse. A granddaughter graduated from UNI in Cedar Falls Ia. We’d had 5-6” of snow the day before and we excepting 30 mph winds and dropping temps. Roads were good for the 90 min. drive, with just blowing snow. The other grandparents have been wintering in the Orlando area for a month or better and were accustom to temps in the 80s they said. They had flown into the Twin Cities and drove to Waterloo in the snow storm the day before. They were not at all amused at my jabs about the beautiful new snow and crisp air, especially this morning for their trip back to the TCs to catch their flight back to warmth. Temp now is –22, feels like –39. I love it!
A friend was once asked why he didn’t winter in a warmer climate?  His answer was classic “Because I can’t take my basement with me.”
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

Re: 50' Mather stock car.

frograbbit602
 

Jim I do not have the stock car kit' however, I do have an NP reefer InterMountain kit I am building now. In this kit, Stan provided only resin sides and ends. IM roof and underframe to be used. Stan included a sheet with a few basic instructions of additional
work to be done in addition to the IM kit instructions. The kit did not include decals; however, Stan had a sheet of decal sources and contact information.
Lester Breuer

Re: Running Boards Variety On One Reefer

Paul Doggett <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Bob
That would make an interesting model thanks for sharing.

On Sun, 18 Dec, 2016 at 1:09, thecitrusbelt@... [STMFC]
wrote:
 

Notice the refrigerator car at the bottom of the photo. I'm guessing this was a temporary fix to allow the car to be kept in service with a perishable load:

 

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/240806/

 

Any other explanations?

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA