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Re: A couple of freight cars that appeared on Facebook Page

 

Those coils of rope look like cargo nets, also used to embarking/disembarking troops into landing craft.





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Here are direct links to the photos.



Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



...they include a great load shot of flat cars filled with coils of rope





https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20901604_1971849859727667_7169522096469852052_o.jpg?oh=158ae6d1ad0f301097c60f12b86ee86a&oe=5A25F7DC



...a magnificent view of the San Francisco Belt Railroad piers and ships filling the bay in the background





https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20953214_1971850343060952_2037391446074582846_n.jpg?oh=43fc1ff1ff8c8b0593833298f320a3e1&oe=5A1397DB









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Re: A couple of freight cars that appeared on Facebook Page

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Here are direct links to the photos.


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


...they include a great load shot of flat cars filled with coils of rope



https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20901604_1971849859727667_7169522096469852052_o.jpg?oh=158ae6d1ad0f301097c60f12b86ee86a&oe=5A25F7DC


...a magnificent view of the San Francisco Belt Railroad piers and ships filling the bay in the background



https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20953214_1971850343060952_2037391446074582846_n.jpg?oh=43fc1ff1ff8c8b0593833298f320a3e1&oe=5A1397DB




Kit for sale

Gary Wildung
 

Hi all

I have for sale 2 Sunshine Load kit

1Kit F.10  48' Telephone pole load for $15.00  and 1 F.15 48'6" Wallboard load for $15.00 that include shipping

also have 2 Resin Car Works Load 01 Standard steel heating boiler kits fore $18.00 that include shipping and last

1 Speedwitch K103 Northern Pacific 5000 series 50,' Auto Box car kit for $25.00 includes shipping

If interested contact me off list at garywildumsn.com I accept checks and money  orders

Thank for looking

Gary


A couple of freight cars that appeared on Facebook Page

Ken Adams
 

These were from Life Magazine sometime in 1945. They appeared on a Facebook site named WW2 Radio (you can listen to all the bebop of the era if you want.) The series is either the ramp up to the planned invasion of Japan or the demobilization after September 1945. There is no explanatory information.

For those of you willing to risk your souls and look at Facebook they can be found at <> scroll down until you see Depot USMC San Francisco 1945.

I haven't figured out how to post them and they  may be copy-write protected. 

But they include a great load shot of flat cars filled with coils of rope and a magnificent view of the San Francisco Belt Railroad piers and ships filling the bay in the background.

Sorry about that if you aren't willing to use FB. My family has found it is the best way to connect.

best

Ken Adams
In the Great WC (Walnut Creek)


Slack Adjusters

Eric Hansmann
 

George Toman has shared his techniques to create interesting freight car underframe details that were fairly common. Check out his Royal F Type and Universal slack adjustor info on the Resin Car Works blog after your eclipse viewing. Special eyewear is not required to read this blog post!

 

http://blog.resincarworks.com/royal-f-and-universal-slack-adjusters/

 

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy


Re: Special Equipment Directory

James Brewer
 

N&W called these cars "plasterboard flats;" I did a search on plasterboard through the NWHS archives; there are a lot of drawings but I didn't locate and documentation regarding the loading of these cars.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD

On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:23 AM, Al Kresse water.kresse@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

The C&O had Gypsum Board bulkhead flats.  They had special lockers to store the tarps, etc. to keep the boards dry.


Al Kresse

On August 21, 2017 at 8:26 AM "fgexbill@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

 

My interest in finishing my model of a GSC GM&O Bulkhead Flat has resulted in an interest in the shipping of Drywall. In communication with a GM&O person he mentioned that the handling of their BHF cars were subject to the RR's "Special Equipment Directory."

 

So now I am wondering if other RR's had Special Equipment Directories or similar documents that spelled out how their Bulkhead flats were to be handled, specifically the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, and B&O, three other railroads with fleets of Bulkhead Flats for transporting Drywall?


Bill Welch

 

 


 



Re: Special Equipment Directory

Al Kresse <water.kresse@...>
 

The C&O had Gypsum Board bulkhead flats.  They had special lockers to store the tarps, etc. to keep the boards dry.


Al Kresse

On August 21, 2017 at 8:26 AM "fgexbill@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

 

My interest in finishing my model of a GSC GM&O Bulkhead Flat has resulted in an interest in the shipping of Drywall. In communication with a GM&O person he mentioned that the handling of their BHF cars were subject to the RR's "Special Equipment Directory."

 

So now I am wondering if other RR's had Special Equipment Directories or similar documents that spelled out how their Bulkhead flats were to be handled, specifically the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, and B&O, three other railroads with fleets of Bulkhead Flats for transporting Drywall?


Bill Welch

 

 


 


Special Equipment Directory

Bill Welch
 

My interest in finishing my model of a GSC GM&O Bulkhead Flat has resulted in an interest in the shipping of Drywall. In communication with a GM&O person he mentioned that the handling of their BHF cars were subject to the RR's "Special Equipment Directory."

 

So now I am wondering if other RR's had Special Equipment Directories or similar documents that spelled out how their Bulkhead flats were to be handled, specifically the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, and B&O, three other railroads with fleets of Bulkhead Flats for transporting Drywall?


Bill Welch

 


Ebay brass freight cars (tank cars, hopper, reefer)

Tim O'Connor
 


W. A. Drake #1001 Southern Pacific SP #47792 O-50-14 GATC tank car factory paint
http://www.ebay.com/itm/322666061447

Overland OMI 3249.1 MDT #8000 wood sheathed refrigerator car factory painted
http://www.ebay.com/itm/322666252464

W&R Enterprises Great Northern GN #78145 ACF-Rodgers-Hart hopper custom painted
http://www.ebay.com/itm/322666073415

W. A. Drake #1008 AESX #97 GATC tank car A. E. Staley factory painted
http://www.ebay.com/itm/322666052535

W. A. Drake #1009 BCOX #200 GATC tank car Baker Castor Oil factory painted
http://www.ebay.com/itm/322666046611

Thanks for looking!

Tim O'Connor


Re: Stock cars : racks

Steve SANDIFER
 

The 1888 ORER published by Westerfield shows the AT&SF having a large group of Rack Stk cars. In fact they have either combination box/stock or rack stock cars, no simple stock cars. My 1879 Live List also shows them as Rack Stock cars.







J. Stephen Sandifer



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??????

I just went through the first 100 pages of the June 1890 ORER and didn't see the word "rack" associated with stock cars once. I did see "Palace", "SD" and "DD".



Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



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Subject: [STMFC] Stock cars : racks





The ORER refers to stock cars (1890s) as “racks,” not double deck, or single deck, or Palace, but racks. Can anyone tell me what that means?





J. Stephen Sandifer











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Re: with regard to the car immediately behind the locomotive

Dave Nelson
 

There was a pair of car images in one eBay in the last 10-14 days, one of
which looked VERY much like this one. One of them was said to be a very
early UTL car. Unfortunately I did not keep a copy nor do I recall now
whether the UTRL car was similar to the car in this image. My point is the
car in this image could be an ancient UTL car and to suggest it's an all
wood car from at or before the turn of the century.

Dave Nelson

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This is a test of LV 5005, a three-cylinder 4-8-2. My question is with
regard to the car immediately behind the locomotive. I thought at first this
might be a vinegar tank car, but closer inspection makes me think otherwise.

I imagine the caboose is present so the test engineering staff has a place
to ride. So therefore I figure the tank car might possibly be part of the
test as well. Is this an auxilliary tender of some sort?

Claus Schlund


SOLD: Sunshine Models UTLX X-3 resin tank car kits

Andy Carlson
 



Gone. Thanks,
-Andy
 
Hello-
I have two Sunshine UTLX X-3 tank car kits which I am offering up for sale.

1) SS #62.1 UTLX X-3 10 K tank car
2) SS #62.2 UTLX X-3 Short 8K tank car

These are both brand new, purchased at Naperville. No packing tape, address labels or metered postage marring the boxes. The contents are undisturbed as I have never peaked inside the boxes.

Offered for $99 for both kits, shipping to US addresses included. Contact me off-list for details @ I accept checks/money orders. With a small fee, I also accept PayPal.

Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



Sunshine Models UTLX X-3 resin tank car kits

Andy Carlson
 

Hello-
I have two Sunshine UTLX X-3 tank car kits which I am offering up for sale.

1) SS #62.1 UTLX X-3 10 K tank car
2) SS #62.2 UTLX X-3 Short 8K tank car

These are both brand new, purchased at Naperville. No packing tape, address labels or metered postage marring the boxes. The contents are undisturbed as I have never peaked inside the boxes.

Offered for $99 for both kits, shipping to US addresses included. Contact me off-list for details @ I accept checks/money orders. With a small fee, I also accept PayPal.

Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: WTB: Undecorated Kit—Red Caboose HO version of Southern Pacific Flat Car

Bill Welch
 

Wish Fulfilled!

Bill Welch


Re: FUNARO & CAMERLENGO KITS FOR SALE

Gary Wildung
 


Thank You for all that looked The PRR Depressed Flat has been Sold
Gary


 




WTB: Undecorated Kit—Red Caboose HO version of Southern Pacific Flat Car

Bill Welch
 

Hoping someone here has one the Red Caboose versions of the Southern Pacific flat cars—undecorated & unassembled—they are willing to sell. If so please contact me OFF LIST at fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com


To be clear I am aware of the version offered by the SP H&TS and that is NOT the version I want.


Thank you,

Bill Welch


Re: Stock cars : racks

Tom Vanwormer
 

Guys,
Some of the early "humane" stock cars had both internal and external racks to store the food that was to be consumed during the travel by the stock.  They also had water troughs and tanks to keep the critters watered.  Not a big success since eventually the livestock was stopped after the 28 or 36 hours and fed and watered in the on-line stock pens. 

Tom VanWormer
Monument CO

Ray Breyer rtbsvrr69@... [STMFC] wrote:

 
??????
I just went through the first 100 pages of the June 1890 ORER and didn't see the word "rack" associated with stock cars once. I did see "Palace", "SD" and "DD".
 
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



From: "'Steve Sandifer' steve.sandifer@... [STMFC]"
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Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:28 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Stock cars : racks



The ORER refers to stock cars (1890s) as “racks,” not double deck, or single deck, or Palace, but racks.  Can anyone tell me what that means?
 
 
J. Stephen Sandifer
 





Re: In search of Optivisor recommendations

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Well, Bill, I tried them in the local CVS, and realized it was a no-go for me. I need my regular progressive-lensed glasses on so that when I drop some bit of my freight car (got to say SOMETHING about freight cars here!) on the floor, I can flip up the ‘visor and find it (I hope) and then just put the visor back down . . .



I must say that unlike most of those who have commented on this thread, I don’t live with the ‘visor on. I do most of my modeling without it, but when it’s what you need, there is no substitute.



Schuyler





Well...I wouldn't call my vision good. I am also near sighted in my left eye and really near sighted in my right eye since youth plus an astigmatism. I need glasses to drive. For decades my right eye was my close up modeling eye until, with age I guess, I couldn't focus anymore on detail for my steam era freight cars. The cheap reading glasses fixed that. My eye doc concurred with my solution. Your mileage my vary, of course, and it won't cost you a dime to try on a pair at the store.



Bill Darnaby





Wayne, they may work very well for those whose vision is otherwise good, just magnifying things so they can be seen. But for those of us who are nearsighted, farsighted (and Bill, who’s remarkably one of each!!), or have astigmatism, and have to wear glasses to get out of bed safely in the morning, the Optivisor or equivalent is pretty much the only solution.







Schuyler











I agree with William - Walmart 3x reading glasses for $5 or so. Work great.



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Re: Stock cars : racks

Ray Breyer
 

??????
I just went through the first 100 pages of the June 1890 ORER and didn't see the word "rack" associated with stock cars once. I did see "Palace", "SD" and "DD".
 
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



From: "'Steve Sandifer' steve.sandifer@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:28 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Stock cars : racks



The ORER refers to stock cars (1890s) as “racks,” not double deck, or single deck, or Palace, but racks.  Can anyone tell me what that means?
 
 
J. Stephen Sandifer
 





Re: In search of Optivisor recommendations

Peter Burr <pburr47@...>
 

I have used one of the cheap Harbor Freight type versions which includes a weak LED light source for several years with fairly good satisfaction. That said, I just bought an Optivisor knock-off on Ebay including four lenses (1.5x, 2.0x, 2.5x, and 3.5x) for $23.18, (free shipping). The difference in clarity is immediately noticeable. I also bought an LED attachment for it for $24.95, (free shipping), which I highly recommend. I could easily model in a completely dark room wearing this rig! Light + Magnification = Vision. The lenses are easy to change, or you could just buy another set for that price.
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