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Re: BLI 6K tank cars for sale

Bruce Smith
 

Both tank cars have been claimed 


- thanks!

Bruce



I have two brand new BLI 6,000 gallon AC&F tank cars for sale.  I cannot use them in the schemes I received because they are too modern for me.

Niagara Alkalai, NACX 316, built 12-48, stenciled NEW

http://www.broadway-limited.com/images/products/detail/BroadwayLimitedImportsHO6000GallonTankCars24of28.png
http://www.broadway-limited.com/images/products/detail/BroadwayLimitedImportsHO6000GallonTankCars23of28.png


Wyandotte, SHPX 3606, built 9-47, stenciled NEW

http://www.broadway-limited.com/images/products/detail/BroadwayLimitedImportsHO6000GallonTankCars21of28.png
http://www.broadway-limited.com/images/products/detail/BroadwayLimitedImportsHO6000GallonTankCars22of28.png

$27.50 PLUS SHIPPING each.  Please email me off list at smithbf at auburn.edu.

Regards

Bruce


Re: BLI 6K tank cars

Tim O'Connor
 


Was Niagara Alkalai acquired by Hooker Chemical?? I have a 1956 image of a
Hooker 6k tank car in full orange/black paint - with NACX 304 as the reporting mark.
Also NACX 304 is a GATC built tank car.

Tim O'Connor





Re: Two Quest

Tim O'Connor
 


Also the Bx-27 doors had "Camel" [?] door latches - a lever in the lower left hand corner of the door
that sits at a 45 degree angle, and has a small "arc" that holds/guides the lever as it is moved. Both the IMWX
and IM doors have a different style latch. I don't think anyone makes a door with this latch even though it
was quite common. I've tried modeling these but only crudely because they are so small with fine detail.

Unfortunately vendors seem to think the only thing that matters on a door is the rib pattern...

Tim O'Connor




Jared,
You need not remove the straight line map or slogan from the other side as all of the steel box cars repainted after the introduction of the scheme, including the Bx-27s, were repainted that way. What the prototype did have that the IM model doesn't is the Duryea underframe. Most noticeable are the extended coupler pockets. The tabs are different than the standard ARA cars, then the underframe itself. Speedwitchmedia sells a Duryea underframe as a separate detail. Extended coupler pockets are the first order modification. Altering the tabs, second order, and fitting a replacement underframe gives you the full Monty.

I found all three classes of Duryea box cars coupled together in the background of a Santa Fe photo documenting the Ft-N modified to carry B-29 wings in the CSRM collection. Three increasing heights, distinctive tabs and wearing the Grand Canyon slogan on the Bx-26 and 27 with the SL map on the Bx-34. The photo was taken August 12, 1943. Close enough to May that others were likely repainted by then.

John

John Barry
Lovettsville VA



I acquired a box car (It looks like an IM model.) It is lettered for Santa Fe with a herald on the left, and a straight line map on the right. It has a 7-panel door and a Bx-27 designation. It has 4/5 ends. In my Santa Fe box car book there are photos of the Bx-27 but with corrugated doors but without the map. If I replaced the 7-panel door with a corrugated one with the right number of corrugations and deftly removed the map would this model work as a stand-in at least for the Bx-27?

 Thanks.
 Jared Harper


BLI 6K tank cars for sale

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,


I have two brand new BLI 6,000 gallon AC&F tank cars for sale.  I cannot use them in the schemes I received because they are too modern for me.


Niagara Alkalai, NACX 316, built 12-48, stenciled NEW

http://www.broadway-limited.com/images/products/detail/BroadwayLimitedImportsHO6000GallonTankCars24of28.png

http://www.broadway-limited.com/images/products/detail/BroadwayLimitedImportsHO6000GallonTankCars23of28.png


Wyandotte, SHPX 3606, built 9-47, stenciled NEW

http://www.broadway-limited.com/images/products/detail/BroadwayLimitedImportsHO6000GallonTankCars21of28.png

http://www.broadway-limited.com/images/products/detail/BroadwayLimitedImportsHO6000GallonTankCars22of28.png


$27.50 PLUS SHIPPING each.  Please email me off list at smithbf at auburn.edu.


Regards

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


Re: Two Quest

John Barry
 

Jared,
You need not remove the straight line map or slogan from the other side as all of the steel box cars repainted after the introduction of the scheme, including the Bx-27s, were repainted that way. What the prototype did have that the IM model doesn't is the Duryea underframe. Most noticeable are the extended coupler pockets. The tabs are different than the standard ARA cars, then the underframe itself. Speedwitchmedia sells a Duryea underframe as a separate detail. Extended coupler pockets are the first order modification. Altering the tabs, second order, and fitting a replacement underframe gives you the full Monty.

I found all three classes of Duryea box cars coupled together in the background of a Santa Fe photo documenting the Ft-N modified to carry B-29 wings in the CSRM collection. Three increasing heights, distinctive tabs and wearing the Grand Canyon slogan on the Bx-26 and 27 with the SL map on the Bx-34. The photo was taken August 12, 1943. Close enough to May that others were likely repainted by then.

John

John Barry
Lovettsville VA



On April 21, 2017, at 8:55 PM, "Jared Harper harperandbrown@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:


 

1.  I acquired a box car (It looks like an IM model.)  It is lettered for Santa Fe with a herald on the left, and a straight line map on the right.  It has a 7-panel door and a Bx-27 designation.  It has 4/5 ends.  In my Santa Fe  box car book there are photos of the Bx-27 but with corrugated doors but without the map.  If I replaced the 7-panel door with a corrugated one with the right number of corrugations and deftly removed the map would this model work as a stand-in at least for the Bx-27?

2.  I have a Micro-Scale set 87-840 Hazardous Materials Placards.   Are these placards correct for my May 1943 modeling era?

Thanks.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Re: Two Questions

Benjamin Hom
 

Jared Harper asked:
"1.  I acquired a box car (It looks like an IM model.)  It is lettered for Santa Fe with a herald on the left, and a straight line map on the right.  It has a 7-panel door and a Bx-27 designation.  It has 4/5 ends.  In my Santa Fe box car book there are photos of the Bx-27 but with corrugated doors but without the map.  If I replaced the 7-panel door with a corrugated one with the right number of corrugations and deftly removed the map would this model work as a stand-in at least for the Bx-27?"

Depends on your level of tolerance for stand-ins.  The major missing feature from this model is the Duryea cushion underframe.  You might be better off selling off this model and rolling your own.


"2.  I have a Micro-Scale set 87-840 Hazardous Materials Placards.   Are these placards correct for my May 1943 modeling era?"

This post from Tony Thompson's blog should help:


Ben Hom




Two Questions

Jared Harper
 

1.  I acquired a box car (It looks like an IM model.)  It is lettered for Santa Fe with a herald on the left, and a straight line map on the right.  It has a 7-panel door and a Bx-27 designation.  It has 4/5 ends.  In my Santa Fe  box car book there are photos of the Bx-27 but with corrugated doors but without the map.  If I replaced the 7-panel door with a corrugated one with the right number of corrugations and deftly removed the map would this model work as a stand-in at least for the Bx-27?

2.  I have a Micro-Scale set 87-840 Hazardous Materials Placards.   Are these placards correct for my May 1943 modeling era?

Thanks.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


RPM Chicagoland (24th Annual "Naperville" Conference)

skibbs4
 

All-

The revamped RPM Chicagoland will again be returning to Lisle, IL this October 26-28, 2017. 

If you haven't visited the website lately, www.rpmconference.com has been turned with new 2017 information.  Registration is open, and the hotel is accepting room reservations via the links provided.  The event will feature clinics, food, festivities, vendors, layouts, and a new Mini-Kit for early registrants.  (And this year the plan is to offer the kit in O, S, HO, and N scales!)  We've located prototype drawings and are working on masters as we speak.

We have also begun listing the presenters for this year's event, with 24 committed already and space for 40+ overall.  We'll keep updating the list as presenters confirm their attendance.  Watch the presenter page at http://www.rpmconference.com/index.php/presenters/  If you are interested in presenting on a topic of interest to the RPM community, please let me know.

Hopefully you can join us this year!

Mike Skibbe

PS:  Even if you can't make it to the event, you might find some useful information on the website including the Forum link where guys have been sharing their 2016 Mini-Kit progress, and even the RPM Blog Roll link (http://www.rpmconference.com/index.php/rpm-blog-roll/) where we've consolidated RSS feeds of various RPM blogs.  Never miss a post again!


Re: CB&Q Composite Drop Bottom gon photo request

Dennis Storzek
 




---In STMFC@..., <hammersr48@...> wrote :

Hoping for some help here.  


I am looking for a photo of one of the CB&Q GS-5 or GS-7 class composite drop bottom gons with a clear view of the original wood end and lever handbrake (B end of the car).  I am currently designing a one-piece body wood end version of these cars as a resin kit in HO scale.  I have photos of these cars with the replacement steel ends but not one with a clear view of the original wood end.


Jerry Hamsmith

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Who built the prorortpes?


Dennis Storzek


CB&Q Composite Drop Bottom gon photo request

Jerry Hamsmith
 

Hoping for some help here.  


I am looking for a photo of one of the CB&Q GS-5 or GS-7 class composite drop bottom gons with a clear view of the original wood end and lever handbrake (B end of the car).  I am currently designing a one-piece body wood end version of these cars as a resin kit in HO scale.  I have photos of these cars with the replacement steel ends but not one with a clear view of the original wood end.


If you have any photos you would be willing to share, please contact me off list at hammersr_at_aol_dot_com


Please substitute the correct symbols for the at and dot.


Thanks in advance,


Jerry Hamsmith



SP A-50-5 automobile box car

Eric Hansmann
 

A new decal set has pushed an HO scale Southern Pacific A-50-5 automobile box car to the weathering stage with as-built lettering. Check out the details on the DesignBuildOp blog.

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2017/04/21/southern-pacific-a-50-5-automobile-box-car/


Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX


Re: ID'ing a tank car

al_brown03
 

The '36 tank car tariff lists WEOX 300-304 as 9900+ gallon two-compartment cars, with one compartment twice the capacity of the other.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Model paint charts

Eric Hansmann
 

The MRH paint guide can be found through this link. But to download it, you need to establish and MRH user ID and log in to the site. There is no cost.

 

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/subscribers-only/painting/acrylics

 

 

The MRH paint guide is one of the links available on the Resin Car Works Blog Helpful Links page.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/helpful-links/

 

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy

 

 

 

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
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To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Model paint charts

 




I cannot find the "e-book" but I found this page...
http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/14152

Tim O'




It was turned into a book. The E-book version is free for subscribers and regularly updated. Go here and select "Other subscriber goodies" to get it: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/forum/87

Has there been an update to the chart the MRH folks drew up some years back? I'm looking for Vallejo Model Air and Badger Modelflex equivalents for the solvent paints.  Thanks.

Ken O' Brien



Help with list

rob.mclear3@...
 

Hi guys, sorry not really about steam era freight cars unless you count wanting to model some of them but I need information about the paint schemes and things that would have been appropriate in 1947.   I tried joining the Rock Island Technical Society group here on Yahoo but so far after 2 weeks no sign of being approved, if anyone on here knows who are the moderators would you be able to send them a message asking for me to be approved thanks.


Rob McLear

Aussie.


Re: Model paint charts

Tim O'Connor
 


I cannot find the "e-book" but I found this page...
http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/14152

Tim O'



It was turned into a book. The E-book version is free for subscribers and regularly updated. Go here and select "Other subscriber goodies" to get it: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/forum/87

Has there been an update to the chart the MRH folks drew up some years back? I'm looking for Vallejo Model Air and Badger Modelflex equivalents for the solvent paints.�  Thanks.

Ken O' Brien


Re: Cabooses - Cabeese? NYC boxcar rebuilds.

Seth Lakin
 

Dennis wrote:
NYC rebuilt from boxcars during WWII...the class of boxcar they started with is almost (identical to) the new Accurail kit... it seems the easiest course of action would be to remove the sides entirely and replace them with Evergreen styrene "car siding." The channel side sill could be built up from styrene strip. Grandt Line has a selection of "camp car windows" that may be useful.
Exactly what I am working on right now. There were three versions that were rebuilt. One has the side doors with solid ends sometimes called a work train caboose or rider car. The other two had vestibule ends and opened steel ends, one with three side and no end window, the other only two side windows with a end window on the inside of the vestibule.

I have copies of NYC drawings for two of these versions. Titchy/Grandt Line outfit car windows are exactly the same size. Use the rectangle windows with vertical glazing bars removed for the sides and the square ones for the ends of the side door caboose.

While not specified in the drawings but hints that the cars received AB brakes at some time, which my models have.

What I was not able to locate is how many of each conversion was done, the series and how long they lasted. Either way look forward to my documentation of my conversions in a future NYCentral Modeler.

Also planned amid a large pile of other projects is using the Accurail 36' fishbelly frame to model a 20100 series lot 732 caboose.

Seth Lakin
Michigan City IN


Re: Model paint charts

Bill Welch
 

Ken, here is a link for the Modelflex paints: http://badgerairbrush.com/library/Paint%20Chart%20Images/Railroad%20Colors.gif

 


I have used them for two decades and like them very much.

Bill Welch


Re: Model paint charts

Jeff Shultz <jeff@...>
 

It was turned into a book. The E-book version is free for subscribers and regularly updated. Go here and select "Other subscriber goodies" to get it: http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/forum/87


On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 4:39 PM, kobrien1600@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Has there been an update to the chart the MRH folks drew up some years back? I'm looking for Vallejo Model Air and Badger Modelflex equivalents for the solvent paints.  Thanks.


Ken O' Brien




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Jeff Shultz
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Model paint charts

Ken O'Brien
 

Has there been an update to the chart the MRH folks drew up some years back? I'm looking for Vallejo Model Air and Badger Modelflex equivalents for the solvent paints.  Thanks.


Ken O' Brien


Re: Ted's new Blog on Finding KitBashing Opportunities

Tim O'Connor
 


I hadn't looked at the SP F-50-16's before... good to know! Gives me
something to do with excess number of F-70-7 kits ... :-)

Tim O'




Here is the link:
 
http://speedwitchmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/kitbash.pdf  
 
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