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Re: Atlas/Branchline sale

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

    My AmEx card just got charged by Atlas so I am assuming my order is on it's way.
-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, 
SPROG, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Atlas/Branchline sale

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 3/2/2017 6:32 PM, Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC] wrote:


      Guys, quit kvetching! Just get Jon Miller to place all your orders .

    I ordered passenger cars only and there was at least one other person who got exactly what I got.  I just went to the site and everything is there including item numbers; for example a 14-sec pass is B5413 and a 50' box is B1006 (certain type-just an example), etc.  All this took me 10 sec.  I didn't put them in my cart.  As to accounts if you use the left side it just goes to the items and if you put items in your cart it finds you from previous orders.

    All orders thru me 100% markup (still half price, grin)!

    Now to something serious, how do you strip paint from Atlas/Branchline cars?

Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, 
SPROG, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


PM XA 60123

Earl Tuson
 

Hello all,

I've been mining the Steamtown scans for freight car images, and I came across this view showing Pere Marquette auto
box car 60123, apparently an example of a wood framed, single sheathed box car design:

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-07-10-14/C4743.jpg

Oddly, I cannot find a corresponding series listed in Million & Paton's outstanding Pere Marquette Revenue Freight Cars
book.��Does anyone have anything to add about this car?

FWIW, my progress with the Steamtown scans posted by Pat McKnight can be found here, down below the Duke
University list and the Miami Conservancy District list:

http://fc.redmansefarm.com/photos.html

This is very much a work in progress... a bit more each night, but Mr. McKnight posts more every day, and I've got a bit
of catch up to play.��I'm working at it from both ends and only a bit more than halfway through, with about 2 years
remaining from mid 2014 to mid 2016.��There are a whole bunch of inactive links on my page; those will be ready
later.��Ultimately, it needs to go into a searchable and sortable file format, but I'm not there yet.

Earl Tuson


Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

Fred_Swa@...
 


Yesterday I ordered passenger kits.  I couldn't find the undecorated  ones so I called today to inquire about them.  What's on sale is what's on the website.  So I ordered some post wat AAR, a 4 pack of prewar ones and some parts. Still got $6 and change shipping. Parts are not on sale.
Fred Swanson

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

What the heck are you all ordering anyway?? When I click on 40 foot Branchline box car
kits I only see ONE available - a PRR box car. No undec kits for sure, so no extra roofs,
ends, or doors.



Re: Atlas/Branchline sale

Tony Thompson
 

      Guys, quit kvetching! Just get Jon Miller to place all your orders .

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






Atlas/Branchline sale

Andy Carlson
 

Friends-
I tried once again to place  an Atlas BL order today, and this time, no shipping fees were ever noted, despite my numerous attempts to get the site to work. I tried the web site "Contact US" where I dutifully left my email address and phone (The site says they will call me back. It was certainly frustrating for me, as the proceed button yielded zero results (apparently locked out). I then called them directly, and a sales rep answered rather quickly. She called her web site guy who said there was a problem handling my zip code (!) so she said to transcribe the order verbally. I then couldn't get the parts numbers, as the shopping cart used description only--no #s. I could not get the site to go back to the page where the part numbers were listed. In frustration, I politely told the lady to forget it, as I have expended more effort than anyone should have to deal with.

I used to get my Branchline cars from Hobby Stores distributors, the distribution wing of Branchline Trains. I never had any problem getting what I ordered. Sometimes "progress" is infuriating!!!!!

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



From: "Jeffrey White jrwhite@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Atlas/Branchline sale

 
The Atlas website is seriously messed up.  I tried to log in, and it gave me invalid log in.  I tried to register a new account and I got that my email was already used.  So I tried the lost password feature and it says there is no account attached to that email.....
Jeff White
Alma, IL




Re: PRR Rf walkaround

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello,

I am amazed that these 1919 photos of this car, still have wooden end ladders. I would have thought that style end ladder would have been gone by WWI with the various safety appliance laws.

Ted

At 11:45 AM 3/2/2017, you wrote:
All

Yet another crystal-clear freight car 'walkaround' photo series on
the ErieLack archive site...
from the NPS Steamtown collection posted by Richard McKnight;

PRR 102549 Class Rf - built 9-06... photos circa-1919

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-03-02-17/X1441.jpg
..good variety in the background as well!
http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-03-02-17/X1442.jpg
http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-03-02-17/X1443.jpg
http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-03-02-17/X1444.jpg

Note the narrower (replacement?) sheathing to the left of the
dimensional data...


--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
Ted Schnepf
railsunl@sbcglobal.net


Re: Atlas/Branchline sale

Jeffrey White
 

The Atlas website is seriously messed up.  I tried to log in, and it gave me invalid log in.  I tried to register a new account and I got that my email was already used.  So I tried the lost password feature and it says there is no account attached to that email.....

Jeff White

Alma, IL


On 3/2/2017 3:26 PM, stevehprr@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

Armand--Try this:

http://shop.atlasrr.com/c-1094-ho-branchline-rolling-stock.aspx

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL



Re: PHOTO HELP NEEDED

Matt Herson
 

If in fact Bill was looking at the 1000 series box cars they extend from 1000 to 1074. Problem is they are made of cars from 7 different series of NP XM box cars converted to XML box cars. With out knowing which car number is required an exact photo match cannot be made.

Information regarding this series and cars they were made form is available on the NPRHA web site.

nprha.org

Matt Herson


From: David Sieber ealabhan0@live.com [STMFC]
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:58 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] PHOTO HELP NEEDED

 
Gentlemen,
     While there is a lot of great info out on NP 10000-13999 boxcars, one could also not assume that Bill left off a zero, but perhaps actually meant NP 1000-1064 (possibly also NP 1065-70), loader-equipped 40ft steel boxcars upgraded ca. 1959 with DF, DF-2, or Spartan Tri-Belt loaders and renumbered into the NP 1000-series. While I did send him my one poor scan of NP 1031 (an STB car), I unfortunately did not have a good end view nor any further info on the NP's loader upgrade program, which cars were upgraded, etc. Anyone have info and/or photos of NP 1000-1064?   
Dave Sieber
Reno  NV

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of WILLIAM PARDIE PARDIEW001@HAWAII.RR.COM [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:48 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] PHOTO HELP NEEDED
 

Morning All:

I am looking for a photo of the "B" end of the Northern Pacific 1000 series boxcars. I hope someone will be able to help.

Thanks:
Bill Pardie


Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 3/2/2017 2:33 PM, Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC] wrote:
but still I find it fascinating that Atlas would ship 10 cars (3 lb package
at least) to CANADA for $4

    You have to move Tim, either CA or Canada.  I also have the horrible thought that their internet program can't keep track of sales and inventory.  They probably have sold hundreds and have 10 in stock (GRIN)!

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, 
SPROG, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: PHOTO HELP NEEDED

David Sieber
 

Gentlemen,

     While there is a lot of great info out on NP 10000-13999 boxcars, one could also not assume that Bill left off a zero, but perhaps actually meant NP 1000-1064 (possibly also NP 1065-70), loader-equipped 40ft steel boxcars upgraded ca. 1959 with DF, DF-2, or Spartan Tri-Belt loaders and renumbered into the NP 1000-series. While I did send him my one poor scan of NP 1031 (an STB car), I unfortunately did not have a good end view nor any further info on the NP's loader upgrade program, which cars were upgraded, etc. Anyone have info and/or photos of NP 1000-1064?   

Dave Sieber
Reno  NV

From: STMFC@... on behalf of WILLIAM PARDIE PARDIEW001@... [STMFC]
Sent: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:48 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] PHOTO HELP NEEDED
 


Morning All:

I am looking for a photo of the "B" end of the Northern Pacific 1000 series boxcars. I hope someone will be able to help.

Thanks:
Bill Pardie


Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

SUVCWORR@...
 

Tim,

I ordered these so they can be stripped and used by our club as part of the club fleet.  Absent undecs, $130 for 46 cars is a bargin we will take even if we need to strip the cars.

Rich Orr


-----Original Message-----
From: Tim O'Connor timboconnor@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 5:33 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale




lol - It's beginning to sound like there is a drunken robot working the system at Atlas!

What the heck are you all ordering anyway?? When I click on 40 foot Branchline box car
kits I only see ONE available - a PRR box car. No undec kits for sure, so no extra roofs,
ends, or doors.

I tried to order 7 50 foot single door cars, and I got the discount. But shipping was still $22
as before, via UPS. There was no USPS shipping except express overnight mail for $70. It's
all academic to me, but still I find it fascinating that Atlas would ship 10 cars (3 lb package
at least) to CANADA for $4 !! When it would cost any ordinary mortal at least $25. =-O

Sounds like that drunken robot is going to have a wicked headache in the morning.

Tim O'Connor






I just ordered 46 cars by phone and shipping was $10 to Pittsburgh, PA

Rich Orr



Frankly It sounds like atlas site has errors either in its shipping table or how the weight, and size of the branchline kits are being calculated.

Brian J. Carlson



Re: Atlas/Branchline Sale

Tim O'Connor
 


lol - It's beginning to sound like there is a drunken robot working the system at Atlas!

What the heck are you all ordering anyway?? When I click on 40 foot Branchline box car
kits I only see ONE available - a PRR box car. No undec kits for sure, so no extra roofs,
ends, or doors.

I tried to order 7 50 foot single door cars, and I got the discount. But shipping was still $22
as before, via UPS. There was no USPS shipping except express overnight mail for $70. It's
all academic to me, but still I find it fascinating that Atlas would ship 10 cars (3 lb package
at least) to CANADA for $4 !! When it would cost any ordinary mortal at least $25. =-O

Sounds like that drunken robot is going to have a wicked headache in the morning.

Tim O'Connor






I just ordered 46 cars by phone and shipping was $10 to Pittsburgh, PA

Rich Orr



Frankly It sounds like atlas site has errors either in its shipping table or how the weight, and size of the branchline kits are being calculated.

Brian J. Carlson


Re: Proper NP trucks, was PHOTO HELP NEEDED

Bill Welch
 

Bill I hope you have these correct Limited edition Tahoe trucks for this model, also correct for their early stock car with fishbelly centersill and truss rods and the similar boxcars from Yarmouth, both done by Aaron Gjermundson, who help Brian measure these NP only trucks.


Bill Welch


Re: [ATSF] SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question

Tim O'Connor
 

Stephen

John and Charlie concur that it's an Rr-37, which according to John is a
rebuild of the Rr-10. I have no basis for comparison but it does look a lot
like my 8-1961 image of Rr-37 SFRD #5099.

The Rr-37 was one of the brass cars imported by Overland - OMI 3284. I have
one and I could paint it as Ie-R but it would probably kill the resale value. :-(

Tim O'Connor




It must be an RR-10, built in May 1931. Some of the RR-10s were modified into RR-17 and RR-26 by adding more insulation inside, but externally they would have appeared virtually the same. Some received steel roofs and two received steel ends. The live list shows 80 RR-10s in 1945, 4 in 1947-1956, and 2 in 1963.  10 RR-17s operated 1942-56 dropping to 1 in 1963. The RR-27 numbered 10 from 1940-56 and then dropped to 1 in 1963.
 
__________________________________________________
J. Stephen Sandifer
 

From: ATSF@... [ mailto:ATSF@...]

Obviously one of the Santa Fe's 50 foot wood sheathed reefers, but can
anyone identify it's original class? It appears to be in mofw (company)
service now and they usually were reclassified into a Wr-xx class but
it's illegible in this photo.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401237172798

Tim O'Connor


Re: SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question

Tim O'Connor
 

Thank you John!

The 50 foot refrigerator car is in company ice service. Typically when a car is reclassified from revenue service into company service the reporting marks are changed from SFRD to ATSF. Interesting that this car did not have the reporting marks changed from SFRD to ATSF.

The car classification was probably Rr-37 and was a super insulated car rebuilt from Rr-10. The super insulated cars were in frozen food service until displaced by the MTC cars. In company ice service the car was reclassified Ie-R. There were several shots of this car which have appeared on ebay. The car classification shows up clearly in other shots.

My guess is that the photo is probably from the late1960s.

John B. Moore, Jr.
Albuquerque


Re: Atlas/Branchline sale

pennsylvania1954
 


Re: PHOTO HELP NEEDED

np328
 

Bill, send me an e-mail OFF LINE to jcdworkingonthenp [at] onebox [dot] com and I will get you archival photos.
                                                 Jim Dick



---In STMFC@..., <PARDIEW001@...> wrote :

Morning All:

I am looking for a photo of the "B" end of the Northern Pacific 1000 series boxcars. I hope someone will be able to
help.

Thanks:

Bill Pardie


Re: Atlas/Branchline sale

David_Fullerton <david.fullerton@...>
 

Go to http://www.atlasrr.com/ and navigate to the Branchline cars. All freight
and passenger cars get the 75% discount with KITBASH, in caps, as the discount
code. I ordered 10 cars and was charged only $4.00 shipping for USPS Priority
International to my Canadian address.

David


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David Fullerton
Doha, Qatar

On March 2, 2017 at 2:41 PM "Armand Premo arm.p.prem@gmail.com [STMFC]"
<STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

   

   

  I can't even find the page.Armand Premo

  On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 1:29 PM, SUVCWORR@aol.com <mailto:SUVCWORR@aol.com>
[STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com> > wrote:

      > >       


      KITBASH


      all caps
       
      Rich Orr

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Garth Groff sarahsan@embarqmail.com
<mailto:sarahsan@embarqmail.com> [STMFC] < STMFC@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com> >
      To: STMFC < STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com> >
      Sent: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 1:28 pm
      Subject: [STMFC] Atlas/Branchline sale



      I finally found the Atlas page (my previous search yielded just one
car). Could somebody please send me the code for the sale price? I've lost
the original message.
      Yours Aye,

      Garth Groff


       

       

       

  >

 
 


Re: SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question

charles slater
 

I agree 100% with John.

Charlie Slater


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From: STMFC@... on behalf of okladivjohn@... [STMFC]
Sent: Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:56 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: SFRD 50 foot wood reefer question
 
 

The 50 foot refrigerator car is in company ice service.  Typically when a car is reclassified from revenue service into company service the reporting marks are changed from SFRD to ATSF.  Interesting that this car did not have the reporting marks changed from SFRD to  ATSF. 

 The car classification was probably Rr-37  and was a super insulated car rebuilt from Rr-10.  The super insulated cars were in frozen food service until displaced by the MTC cars.  In company ice service the car was reclassified Ie-R.  There were several shots of this car which have appeared on ebay.  The car classification shows up clearly in other shots. 

My guess is that the photo is probably from the late1960s.

John B. Moore, Jr.
Albuquerque

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