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Re: Tankcar Steam Connections

Tony Thompson
 

Jim Ferenc wrote:

 
Some tanks had steam connections on the top of the tank, forward of the dome.  Here’s a photo from this group’s *excellent* gallery:  http://steamerafreightcars.com/gallery/tank/tcx2479main.html  -- and there are more.

    One of the tank cars I inherited from Richard Hendrickson was modified to have this tank-top steam connection.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
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Publishers of books on railroad history






Re: Airbrush: Iwata HP-M2

Nelson Moyer
 

I have the same Iwata gravity feed airbrush Jack mentioned, and I think you would be much happier with a double action airbrush. Hobby Lobby had a weekly 40% off coupon that’s good for one item. I bought my second Iwata airbrush, a siphon feed, at 40% off list. I use a #5 tip and needle in the siphon feed and a #3 tip and needle in the gravity feed. The choice of which one to use is based upon surface area to paint. Generally, I use the gravity feed for freight cars and the siphon feed for structures, etc. I have a single action siphon feed Paasche the only gets use for painting track.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:40 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Airbrush: Iwata HP-M2

 

 

Has anyone used this airbrush? If so, what did you think of it?

 

Iwata HP-M2

http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/iwata-airbrushes/revolution/m-series/hp-m2/

 

Thank you.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Tankcar Steam Connections

Richard Townsend
 

I have a copy of an Alcoa ad in the November 6, 1943 Railway Age showing the interior of an aluminum tank car equipped with heating coils, and the connections go through the tank head. It seems like that would be a much easier place to make the hook-ups than under the car.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Sent: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 7:48 am
Subject: [STMFC] Tankcar Steam Connections

 
I should know this, but don't. Where was the common place for the steam line connections to the heating coils in heated tankcars? I have seen a few photos of car with connections protruding through the tank head at the end of the car, but not many. Were the connections typically on the bottom of the tank, protected by the center sill>

Dennis Storzek


Re: Airbrush: Iwata HP-M2

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Thanks for the tip about the tip, Jack.


I appreciate it.


Bob Chaparro


Re: Airbrush: Iwata HP-M2

Jack Burgess
 

I have an iwata High Performance Plus which is also a gravity-fed air brush but it is a dual action model. I really like it. Note that a gravity-fed air brush will take a little longer to clean after use. Also, you don’t need to thin your paint as much (or at all) with a gravity-fed. But a gravity-fed airbrush does end up with a little paint in the tip when you stop a pass so when you start spraying again, you need to start off of the model to get rid of the paint “plops”.



Jack Burgess



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Has anyone used this airbrush? If so, what did you think of it?



Iwata HP-M2

<http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/iwata-airbrushes/revolution/m-series/hp-m2/> http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/iwata-airbrushes/revolution/m-series/hp-m2/



Thank you.



Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA










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Re: Airbrush: Iwata HP-M2

Tim O'Connor
 


I don't have that one, but I do have a gravity feed Iwata and I like it.
The cup on the MP-M2 only holds 1/4 oz if that's a concern (and as a practical
matter I can't really fill the cups without spillage)



Has anyone used this airbrush? If so, what did you think of it?

Iwata HP-M2

http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/iwata-airbrushes/revolution/m-series/hp-m2/

Thank you.
Bob Chaparro


Re: Tankcar Steam Connections

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 11/16/2017 9:26 AM, 'BCOJim' bcojim@... [STMFC] wrote:
Here’s a photo from this group’s *excellent* gallery:

    That's a neat car, wondering what the many rows of rivets on the bottom of the ends was for?

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


Airbrush: Iwata HP-M2

thecitrusbelt@...
 

Has anyone used this airbrush? If so, what did you think of it?

 

Iwata HP-M2

http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/iwata-airbrushes/revolution/m-series/hp-m2/

 

Thank you.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Tankcar Steam Connections

BCOJim
 

Some tanks had steam connections on the top of the tank, forward of the dome.  Here’s a photo from this group’s *excellent* gallery:  http://steamerafreightcars.com/gallery/tank/tcx2479main.html  -- and there are more.

 

I’ve scratched this connection on some of my insulated tank cars as appropriate.

 

Thanks.

 

Jim Ferenc

Boulder, CO

www.bouldercreekengineering.com

 


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Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:15 AM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Tankcar Steam Connections

 

 

Very old cars may have end and bottom center connections( usually 2 inch pipe). Later cars had center connections. In my experience all had chains to keep the unloaded a from losing the caps.

Tom Birkett, Bartlesville, OK

 

 

 

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From: "destorzek@... [STMFC]"

Date: 11/16/17 9:48 AM (GMT-06:00)

To: STMFC@...

Subject: [STMFC] Tankcar Steam Connections

 

 

I should know this, but don't. Where was the common place for the steam line connections to the heating coils in heated tankcars? I have seen a few photos of car with connections protruding through the tank head at the end of the car, but not many. Were the connections typically on the bottom of the tank, protected by the center sill>

 

Dennis Storzek


Re: Tankcar Steam Connections

Thomas Birkett
 

Very old cars may have end and bottom center connections( usually 2 inch pipe). Later cars had center connections. In my experience all had chains to keep the unloaded a from losing the caps.
Tom Birkett, Bartlesville, OK



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-------- Original message --------
From: "destorzek@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
Date: 11/16/17 9:48 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Tankcar Steam Connections

 

I should know this, but don't. Where was the common place for the steam line connections to the heating coils in heated tankcars? I have seen a few photos of car with connections protruding through the tank head at the end of the car, but not many. Were the connections typically on the bottom of the tank, protected by the center sill>


Dennis Storzek


Re: Tankcar Steam Connections

Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Dennis,

I believe that most steam connections were near the bottom outlet.  Sometimes, the outlet itself was jacketed and heated by steam for unloading.   On some cars, IIRC, that was all that was heated; on other cars, internal steam pipes heated the load at the bottom of the tank and were connected to a pipe and fixture adjacent to the outlet valve.

Todd Sullivan


Tankcar Steam Connections

Dennis Storzek
 

I should know this, but don't. Where was the common place for the steam line connections to the heating coils in heated tankcars? I have seen a few photos of car with connections protruding through the tank head at the end of the car, but not many. Were the connections typically on the bottom of the tank, protected by the center sill>


Dennis Storzek


[MFCL] NPRHA Gondola Decals Available

Tim O'Connor
 

Just FYI - vastly improved NP gondola decals

Northern Pacific HO Modelers,
Great news. The NPRHA Modeling Committee has released two new decal offerings, this time covering NP Gondolas. The decals are available at the NPRHA company store.
http://store.nprha.org/modeling/decals/
There two decal offerings, one for "from scratch" cars that need a full set of lettering for an "as built" car. This offering is enough to letter over 30 models, not bad for $17. And that includes postage.
The second offering is for later in the cars life - all the reweigh, lube, repaint, and renumbering lettering you could possibly need. Dresses up over 40 gondolas. This also includes unique stencils for service like Pulpwood loading, Wallace ore, and Duluth coal loading. This offering is a steal at $10, postage included.

But the best news is saved for last - these decals were printed by Cartograf in Bologna Italy, arguably the best decal printer in the world. Buy a set, apply to your models and compare to high-end pad printing. Same quality.

Extensive instructions on applying the decals can be found here:
http://www.nprha.org/Modeling/Forms/AllItems.aspx http://www.nprha.org/Modeling/Forms/AllItems.aspx
Find the article "Instructions - NPRHA Gondola Decals - 2017"

Get them while they are in stock,

NPRHA Modeling Committee


Re: Very Small Chain

Mark Vinski
 

    Most small chain has circular links. The chain can be made to appear smaller by squeezing the links to an oval shape.


Mark Vinski


Re: latest kit offering

lars svanevik
 

Hi Gary,

 

I have an interest in NYC&HR cars, specific HO scale.  Please send me your literature about the cars.

 

Best regards,   Lars. 


From: STMFC@... on behalf of Gary Kohler m2fq@... [STMFC]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:28 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] latest kit offering
 
 

All
 
dont know if photos go thru on this list, but here's our latest O scale offering
 
prepainted and lettered
 
Also available NYC&HR grain line in HO, S and O
 
contact me of flist for details
 
 
"I have the standard gauge boxcar at the 95 percent stage and posted a couple of photo. It is a stunning kit, and well worth the price of admission. It still needs some final touch up paint and a final coat of flat, but the photos are in the Coleman Projects folder.
 
Matt "
 

 
Gary Kohler
m2fq@...
330-719-0264

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Re: latest kit offering

gary laakso
 

Gary, photos do not go through to the list.  Can you add a web address for the photos or you can post them in the photo section of the group.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:29 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] latest kit offering

 

 

All
 
dont know if photos go thru on this list, but here's our latest O scale offering
 
prepainted and lettered
 
Also available NYC&HR grain line in HO, S and O
 
contact me of flist for details
 
 
"I have the standard gauge boxcar at the 95 percent stage and posted a couple of photo. It is a stunning kit, and well worth the price of admission. It still needs some final touch up paint and a final coat of flat, but the photos are in the Coleman Projects folder.
 
Matt "
 

 
Gary Kohler
m2fq@...
330-719-0264


latest kit offering

Gary Kohler <m2fq@...>
 

All
 
dont know if photos go thru on this list, but here's our latest O scale offering
 
prepainted and lettered
 
Also available NYC&HR grain line in HO, S and O
 
contact me of flist for details
 
 
"I have the standard gauge boxcar at the 95 percent stage and posted a couple of photo. It is a stunning kit, and well worth the price of admission. It still needs some final touch up paint and a final coat of flat, but the photos are in the Coleman Projects folder.
 
Matt "
 

 
Gary Kohler
m2fq@aol.com
330-719-0264

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Where on the side of the car should i measure to or from to get the inside height of a car?

Benjamin Scanlon
 

I'm thinking of the TT scale Fowler which was 'pantographed' down from an S or 0 scale model. 


But the question may have broader relevance.


Ben Scanlon


GREAT FREIGHT CAR PHIOTOS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I just stopped by the local Barns And Noble store for my post workout coffee and what a pleasant surprise.  There was a new magazine in the Classic Trains series called Great Trains Freight.

It had some great detail shots of freivht csrs that are somewhere in my pipeline.
An added bonus (for me) was an article on a Santa Fe refer block train for potatos.  It has sevsral detail photos of Santa Fe refers, sgain high on my list.

A nice feature of Barns And Noble is that they encourage you to take the magazines in the coffee shop.  So get a cup of coffee and enjoy.  I will pribably buy the book as these photos net out far below the pries we pay at the photo vendors.

Bill Pardie



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Re: Hundman's Virginian box car build

David
 

The outside-braced plate ends are uncommon, but not unique to these cars. LV and B&O had similar ends on double-sheathed cars built in the Teens, and it was the "standard" end for the USRA steel-sheathed box.

David Thompson

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