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Chicagoland RPM meet CGW decals

Gary Wildung
 

Has anybody gotten  their decals for the CGW car we got at the RPM meet this year.

Thanks Gary


Re: Rapido's NP Boxcar taking orders

SUVCWORR@...
 

I am taking orders and will break the 4 packs.

contacted me off list at suvcworr@...

My price is $35 for single car and $135 for 4 pack plus priority mail.  Pennsylvania residents need to add appropriate sales tax (8% Philadelphia County, 7% Allegheny County, 6% remainder of state)

Richard Orr



-----Original Message-----
From: 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC
Sent: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 2:43 pm
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Has anybody figured out how to order single cars? I could only sign up for four-packs. I want a couple of cars, maybe three, but not all the same era.



Schuyler



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2017 2:17 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update





The Rapido cars are from the 10000-13999 series with 7/8 Murphy ribbed ends. The last 500 cars in the series, 14000-14499, had 3/5 Dreadnaught ends. And NP changed the number of grab irons on the side of the last series to 7 from the 6 on the earlier series. I am very doubtful that the ends on the Rapido car will be easy to remove for a conversion to the dreadnaught series of boxcars.



Gary Laakso

North west of Mike Brock



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:59 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update





I wonder if any NP experts have thought about other cars that could be modelled by modifying these cars? Do these cars have that potential?



Rob



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Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 AM
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Subject: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Here is the latest info from their website: https://rapidotrains.com/ho-np-boxcar/

Bill Welch





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Re: Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Brian Carlson
 

Single cars need to be reserved with dealers. I know I did the same with some reefers and the gons. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Dec 9, 2017, at 2:43 PM, 'Schuyler Larrabee' schuyler.larrabee@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Has anybody figured out how to order single cars? I could only sign up for four-packs. I want a couple of cars, maybe three, but not all the same era.

Schuyler

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2017 2:17 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

The Rapido cars are from the 10000-13999 series with 7/8 Murphy ribbed ends. The last 500 cars in the series, 14000-14499, had 3/5 Dreadnaught ends. And NP changed the number of grab irons on the side of the last series to 7 from the 6 on the earlier series. I am very doubtful that the ends on the Rapido car will be easy to remove for a conversion to the dreadnaught series of boxcars.

Gary Laakso

North west of Mike Brock

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:59 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

I wonder if any NP experts have thought about other cars that could be modelled by modifying these cars? Do these cars have that potential?

Rob

From: STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC@...> [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 AM
To: STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Here is the latest info from their website: https://rapidotrains.com/ho-np-boxcar/

Bill Welch

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Re: Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Has anybody figured out how to order single cars? I could only sign up for four-packs. I want a couple of cars, maybe three, but not all the same era.



Schuyler



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 09, 2017 2:17 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update





The Rapido cars are from the 10000-13999 series with 7/8 Murphy ribbed ends. The last 500 cars in the series, 14000-14499, had 3/5 Dreadnaught ends. And NP changed the number of grab irons on the side of the last series to 7 from the 6 on the earlier series. I am very doubtful that the ends on the Rapido car will be easy to remove for a conversion to the dreadnaught series of boxcars.



Gary Laakso

North west of Mike Brock



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:59 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update





I wonder if any NP experts have thought about other cars that could be modelled by modifying these cars? Do these cars have that potential?



Rob



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com> [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Here is the latest info from their website: https://rapidotrains.com/ho-np-boxcar/

Bill Welch





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Re: California Fires

Anspach Denny <danspachmd@...>
 

A long time friend, colleague, and major elected official in Ventura County lived in a settled suburban community. He was also a long time model railroader with an operating layout. At 4:00 on Thursday, they evacuated; At 7:00 nothing- nothing at all- was left.

Denny

Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento, CA 95864


Re: LNE Boxcars

James Brewer
 

John,

I have a copy of Freight Car Journal Monograph #18, The Lehigh and New England Railroad Freight Car Diagram Book, by Eric Neubauer.  On page 5 he states "...Some steel cars were repainted black around 1950 with large 'LNE' initials and a white stripe at the bottom of the car side.  Cars rebuilt with reinforced side sills were also black, but lacked the stripe. By 1956, cars were again being painted entirely brown (box car red) without large initials.  The brown paint scheme was used on the PS-1's, but with black ends."

Hope this helps.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD

On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 11:35 AM, johnsykesiii@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

First, I will not make it to Cocoa Beach in January -- business commitments take precedence.


On another subject, does anyone here know when LNE switched from boxcar red to black on their boxcars?  Also, did they starting adding the billboard "LNE" at the same time?  I am thinking 1957 or so but am just guessing.


-- John



Re: Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

gary laakso
 

The Rapido cars are from the 10000-13999 series with 7/8 Murphy ribbed ends.  The last 500 cars in the series, 14000-14499,  had 3/5 Dreadnaught ends.  And NP changed the number of grab irons on the side of the last series to 7 from the 6 on the earlier series.  I am very doubtful that the ends on the Rapido car will be easy to remove for a conversion to the dreadnaught series of boxcars. 

 

Gary Laakso

North west of Mike Brock

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:59 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

 

 

I wonder if any NP experts have thought about other cars that could be modelled by modifying these cars?  Do these cars have that potential?

 

Rob

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Here is the latest info from their website: https://rapidotrains.com/ho-np-boxcar/

Bill Welch


Re: Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Michael Gross
 

Knowing Bill Welch, he is thinking:  “Rapido has done a decent enough job, but these cars need some Xxtreme detailing!”

:0)  Michael

Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA






fire

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 12/9/2017 10:02 AM, 'Jack Burgess' jack@... [STMFC] wrote:
Yes, while these fires have destroyed a lot of homes, all of them are in rural areas surrounded by trees and grass that dries out during the summer months

Santa Rosa was a little different in that respect.  It had some regular suburb area destroyed.



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



Re: California Fires

Greg Martin
 


Can we stop this thread now.

I appreciate the the circumstances that all are facing and the loses they are experiencing , like my friend Andy Carlson; however, how about getting back to business here.

I am not being insensitive I have just seen these kinds of thread of on and on...

Greg Martin

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean



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In a message dated 12/9/2017 10:02:15 AM Pacific Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:

 

Yes, while these fires have destroyed a lot of homes, all of them are in rural areas surrounded by trees and grass that dries out during the summer months (no rain in California during the summer). We live in cities…

Jack Burgess

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:20 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: California Fires

Whew! So you guys are good for now (assuming there are no more north CA fires)?

-- John

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Re: California Fires

Jack Burgess
 

Yes, while these fires have destroyed a lot of homes, all of them are in rural areas surrounded by trees and grass that dries out during the summer months (no rain in California during the summer). We live in cities…



Jack Burgess



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:20 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: California Fires





Whew! So you guys are good for now (assuming there are no more north CA fires)?



-- John


Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Robert kirkham
 

I wonder if any NP experts have thought about other cars that could be modelled by modifying these cars?  Do these cars have that potential?

 

Rob

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:45 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Here is the latest info from their website: https://rapidotrains.com/ho-np-boxcar/

Bill Welch


Re: California Fires

Tony Thompson
 

john sykes wrote:

 

How about Tony Thompson and some of the other list members who live in CA?


   I live in Berkeley, which is in northern California, and also some miles from the disaster in Santa Rosa.

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Re: California Fires

John Sykes III
 

Whew!  So you guys are good for now (assuming there are no more north CA fires)?

-- John


Re: California Fires

Jack Burgess
 

Tony and I live in the San Francisco Bay area…



Jack Burgess



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:30 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: California Fires





How about Tony Thompson and some of the other list members who live in CA?



-- John










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LNE Boxcars

John Sykes III
 

First, I will not make it to Cocoa Beach in January -- business commitments take precedence.


On another subject, does anyone here know when LNE switched from boxcar red to black on their boxcars?  Also, did they starting adding the billboard "LNE" at the same time?  I am thinking 1957 or so but am just guessing.


-- John


Re: California Fires

John Sykes III
 

How about Tony Thompson and some of the other list members who live in CA?

-- John


Re: California Fires

Dave Parker
 

I can't think of any relevant, mandatory freight content, but here's what CalFire has to say about aircraft used in fighting our wildfires:


I have seen the DC-10 VLAT dropping retardant from about a mile away.  A jaw-dropping experience.

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA


On Saturday, December 9, 2017 5:34 AM, "Rich C rhcdmc@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
The Santa Ana winds are the biggest obstacle. I am sure there is a major bombardment of fire retardant being used. I used to watch those planes swoop down and drop that red stuff. They are using many old air force and navy planes for that now. They used to use old US Navy S2's, but their age and federal law on the lifetime of the air frame forced them into retirement. I will have to see what they are using now.

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, 4:46:36 AM CST, Paul Doggett paul.doggett2472@... [STMFC] wrote:


 
I hope everything calms down quickly, what is happening to California is dreadful.

Paul Doggett UK 🇬🇧 


On 8 Dec 2017, at 22:26, Goatfisher2@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 
I sent an off list message Thursday evening and heard back from him around 10 AM today (Friday).
 
He is safe, and from what information he has picked up, Ojai proper was OK as of this morning.  Unfortunately, its not over until Mother Nature says it is over, so guarded optimism seems to be the order of the day.  Keep him and others in your thoughts and prayers.
 
Best regards,
 
Steve
 
Steve Haas
Snoqualmie, WA
Currently Snow Birding in Mesa, AZ
 
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:26 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] California Fires
 



Steve, I am packed and leaving on one of only two roads exiting the valley. I am sending messages to family where I will be. Looks real grim, as the most powerful category of Santa Ana winds are predicted for today, and Ojai is now nearly 50% surrounded by the fire perimeter.
 
Thanks for the concern.
 
Mandatory freight car content--I am leaving it all behind.
-Andy Carlson
 

From: "stevehprr@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:16 AM
Subject: [STMFC] California Fires
 
 
In news reports of the horrendous fires burning in SOCAL, the town of Ojai has been mentioned. That is where list member Andy Carlson lives. Probably others live in the affected areas, too. In this house when our friends are in peril, we turn to prayer.

Andy, please let us know when you are in the clear!

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL
 
 






Re: California Fires

Rich C
 

The Santa Ana winds are the biggest obstacle. I am sure there is a major bombardment of fire retardant being used. I used to watch those planes swoop down and drop that red stuff. They are using many old air force and navy planes for that now. They used to use old US Navy S2's, but their age and federal law on the lifetime of the air frame forced them into retirement. I will have to see what they are using now.

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, 4:46:36 AM CST, Paul Doggett paul.doggett2472@... [STMFC] wrote:


 

I hope everything calms down quickly, what is happening to California is dreadful.


Paul Doggett UK 🇬🇧 


On 8 Dec 2017, at 22:26, Goatfisher2@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

I sent an off list message Thursday evening and heard back from him around 10 AM today (Friday).

 

He is safe, and from what information he has picked up, Ojai proper was OK as of this morning.  Unfortunately, its not over until Mother Nature says it is over, so guarded optimism seems to be the order of the day.  Keep him and others in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

Steve Haas

Snoqualmie, WA

Currently Snow Birding in Mesa, AZ

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 8:26 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] California Fires

 




Steve, I am packed and leaving on one of only two roads exiting the valley. I am sending messages to family where I will be. Looks real grim, as the most powerful category of Santa Ana winds are predicted for today, and Ojai is now nearly 50% surrounded by the fire perimeter.

 

Thanks for the concern.

 

Mandatory freight car content--I am leaving it all behind.

-Andy Carlson

 


From: "stevehprr@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:16 AM
Subject: [STMFC] California Fires

 

 

In news reports of the horrendous fires burning in SOCAL, the town of Ojai has been mentioned. That is where list member Andy Carlson lives. Probably others live in the affected areas, too. In this house when our friends are in peril, we turn to prayer.

Andy, please let us know when you are in the clear!

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL

 

 





Rapido's NP Boxcar Update

Bill Welch
 

Here is the latest info from their website: https://rapidotrains.com/ho-np-boxcar/


Bill Welch

 

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