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Re: Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Part Six

vapeurchapelon
 

This will become a really beautyful car, no doubt.
 
Johannes
 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 16. August 2018 um 01:52 Uhr
Von: "Bill Welch" <fgexbill@...>
An: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Part Six
Hi Marty, here is an example: https://www.micromark.com/mini-hand-tools/saws-miter-boxes

I think UUM is one brand name but do not know what it stand for, essentially a double edged razor blade w/teeth. Very easy to make a straight cut with this blade.

Bill Welch


Re: Weathered M&StL Box Car 24t62

John Holmes
 

Fine looking model Les.  Thanks for sharing.

John Holmes

On Aug 15, 2018, at 8:34 AM, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:

After sitting for a week, I have weathered  previously built, painted and lettered Sunshine Models , Minneapolis & St. Louis 24562, 4C-XM-1 Pratt truss Box Car, flat resin kit 91.1.  I used photo Clark Propst provided me for this purpose.   I have updated my blog to allow comparison of before and after photos on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you are interested in viewing additional photos take a look at the following:
 
 
Lester Breuer
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Re: Weathered M&StL Box Car 24t62

gtws00
 

Car looks good all weathered up. Just the right amount of weathering.
George Toman


Re: Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Part Six

Marty McGuirk
 

Bill, 

Thanks - I just ordered the one from MM last week!

Marty

On Aug 15, 2018, at 7:52 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Hi Marty, here is an example: https://www.micromark.com/mini-hand-tools/saws-miter-boxes

I think UUM is one brand name but do not know what it stand for, essentially a double edged razor blade w/teeth. Very easy to make a straight cut with this blade.

Bill Welch


Southwest Scale Productions Doors

Bill Welch
 

After the Collinsville RPM I ordered more doors from Southwest Scale Productions for two types of post-WWII Youngstown doors used on post-war 10-ft. IH steel cars. Since some people here may not know about this resource I thought I would include some photos. Southwest Scale Productions is a small company owned and operated by Dan Hall who clearly has mad skills cutting tooling to make his doors. Dan trains airline pilot so he travels meaning orders may not filled as fast as Amazon but I wanted to present evidence they do get filled: http://www.southwestscale.com/

Dan, as an retired National Guard pilot can tell you why the F4 Phantom is proof that if you put a large enough engine in anything it will fly—aerodynamics be damned. But I digress

One of my photos shows my latest order with notes about which cars were so equipped using Ed Hawkins comprehensive Steel Car database. Note that Dan and Ed use different notations or code in counting the ribs. The other photo shows my stash of his other doors. The only doors not in stock SP Overnight type door with the 6-foot wide Youngstown 10' 0" Interim Improved type.

If you are building Ya'll Road 10-ft 6-in. IH steel cars check Ed's material as you may need the doors along the bottom of the box.

Bill Welch


Re: Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Part Six

Bill Welch
 

Hi Marty, here is an example: https://www.micromark.com/mini-hand-tools/saws-miter-boxes

I think UUM is one brand name but do not know what it stand for, essentially a double edged razor blade w/teeth. Very easy to make a straight cut with this blade.

Bill Welch


Re: Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Part Six

Marty McGuirk
 

Bill, 

Looking great - 

one questions - what’s an "y UUM saw blade?"

On Aug 15, 2018, at 6:24 PM, gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00@...> wrote:

Nice job Bill


Re: Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Part Six

gtws00
 

Nice job Bill


Re: Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Part Six

O Fenton Wells
 

Looking good Bill, well done
Fenton

On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 5:47 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:
I am behind on reporting about my progress with my Wabash War Emergency boxcar. Most recently I focused on shortening the ends, cutting off the Poling Pockets and the rivet strip along the bottom w/,y UUM saw blade and sanding just a little until the bottom of the ends were even with the floor. Then I used 0.005 styrene to create a new rivet base for the Archer Rivets along the bottom. Before decaling I prepped the surface with Future/Pledge. After the decals were set w/Microscale Red Label I applied more Future/Pledge. I use .010 wire for the Retainer Line Pipe and the same wire size flattened to form the two pipe brackets. The retainer is my favored Precision Scale part. I used the Yarmouth Drill Template to locate and drill the #77 holes for a Kadee Bracket Grab. I actually enjoy bending wire and so making the Hand Grab that is under the ladder was fun because it is a little unusual.. I drilled several holes along the center of a piece of Evergreen .020 x .040 and cut this into small lengths that became the mounting tabs for the bottom grab on the right. I used Testors to attach these. After these had cured overnight and I then reinforced this joint with small pieces of .020 x .020 styrene. After I was sure this was all cured I carved them to shape. I wrapped up detailing the ends by adding Bolt Heads on the face of the ribs using rivets harvested from an Athearn boxcar.

The Grab Irons on the left end of the sides are attached in an interesting way I think—on the car body the attachment bolt is above the grab while on the side of the end the bolt is horizontally aligned with the grab. Towards the end of construction and prior to priming I will apply Archer rivets to the edge of the ends. My plan here is to use Rivet Decals with a slightly different spacing to create a little contrast with the rivet detail on the wood siding that will be parallel.

Bill Welch




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Wabash War Emergency Boxcar Part Six

Bill Welch
 

I am behind on reporting about my progress with my Wabash War Emergency boxcar. Most recently I focused on shortening the ends, cutting off the Poling Pockets and the rivet strip along the bottom w/,y UUM saw blade and sanding just a little until the bottom of the ends were even with the floor. Then I used 0.005 styrene to create a new rivet base for the Archer Rivets along the bottom. Before decaling I prepped the surface with Future/Pledge. After the decals were set w/Microscale Red Label I applied more Future/Pledge. I use .010 wire for the Retainer Line Pipe and the same wire size flattened to form the two pipe brackets. The retainer is my favored Precision Scale part. I used the Yarmouth Drill Template to locate and drill the #77 holes for a Kadee Bracket Grab. I actually enjoy bending wire and so making the Hand Grab that is under the ladder was fun because it is a little unusual.. I drilled several holes along the center of a piece of Evergreen .020 x .040 and cut this into small lengths that became the mounting tabs for the bottom grab on the right. I used Testors to attach these. After these had cured overnight and I then reinforced this joint with small pieces of .020 x .020 styrene. After I was sure this was all cured I carved them to shape. I wrapped up detailing the ends by adding Bolt Heads on the face of the ribs using rivets harvested from an Athearn boxcar.

The Grab Irons on the left end of the sides are attached in an interesting way I think—on the car body the attachment bolt is above the grab while on the side of the end the bolt is horizontally aligned with the grab. Towards the end of construction and prior to priming I will apply Archer rivets to the edge of the ends. My plan here is to use Rivet Decals with a slightly different spacing to create a little contrast with the rivet detail on the wood siding that will be parallel.

Bill Welch


Re: Weathered M&StL Box Car 24t62

Joseph
 

Nice car Les.  I have about 5 more to build.   You could make them for me and they would get in to service more quickly....
Joe Binish


On Aug 15, 2018, at 10:34 AM, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:

After sitting for a week, I have weathered  previously built, painted and lettered Sunshine Models , Minneapolis & St. Louis 24562, 4C-XM-1 Pratt truss Box Car, flat resin kit 91.1.  I used photo Clark Propst provided me for this purpose.   I have updated my blog to allow comparison of before and after photos on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you are interested in viewing additional photos take a look at the following:
 
 
Lester Breuer
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Weathered M&StL Box Car 24t62

Lester Breuer
 

After sitting for a week, I have weathered  previously built, painted and lettered Sunshine Models , Minneapolis & St. Louis 24562, 4C-XM-1 Pratt truss Box Car, flat resin kit 91.1.  I used photo Clark Propst provided me for this purpose.   I have updated my blog to allow comparison of before and after photos on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you are interested in viewing additional photos take a look at the following:
 
 
Lester Breuer


Re: we were discussing cotton bales

Bruce Smith
 

​Yes

-Bruce 

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:47 AM
To: STMFC
Subject: [RealSTMFC] we were discussing cotton bales
 
Hi List Members,
 
Some time back, we were discussing cotton bales. Is this one? If so, it is a good picture of one...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


we were discussing cotton bales

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Some time back, we were discussing cotton bales. Is this one? If so, it is a good picture of one...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Forty-foot Steel Gondolas

Bill Welch
 

Feel free to send it to me Morgan: fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com

Bill Welch


Re: MKT box car

tyesac@aol.com <tyesac@...>
 

Hear, hear, ditto that! 

I realize that the supply chain in this hobby is geared towards low volume and one-off production runs, and that is particularly true for smaller resin kit enterprises where decals and casting capacity are often a limiting factor.

Makes me wonder however if their website could effective use a click counter to monitor interest in dormant kits to determine the demand to rerun kits after the first wave of orders peaked and the initial supply has expired.

Tom Casey


-----Original Message-----
From: roblmclear <rob.mclear@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 9:09 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] MKT box car

Really nice build Bill, would love one or two of those cars, wish Speedwitch would bring them out again.

Rob McLear
Aussie


Re: Carmer uncoupling levers for C&O hopper

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I concede the point, Dennis.  Hadn’t seen this image.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 12:14 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Carmer uncoupling levers for C&O hopper

 

On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 08:26 PM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

Bruce, looking at the HV car, note that the bracket is mounted on one of the vertical channels on the end of the car.  I think that the horizontal flat is bent upwards and secured into the flat of the channel. 

Look at this photo of the Hocking Valley car; the bend at the top of the bracket is evident. It attaches to the bottom flange of the channel sill.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/41743651741/in/album-72157649155982802/

Dennis Storzek


Re: MKT box car

roblmclear
 

Really nice build Bill, would love one or two of those cars, wish Speedwitch would bring them out again.

Rob McLear
Aussie


Re: Forty-foot Steel Gondolas

PennsyNut <pennsynut@...>
 

Bill: I took the liberty of reworking the pdf's into an excel file. I'd like to send it to you to see if it's OK. As I've done it, is for my personal use. But if I didn't miss anything and made any errors, I'd like to know. And/or have this available in the files. I prefer excel because of it's sorting ability. If you want only protos built before a certain date, it can be resorted that way, etc.
Morgan Bilbo, PRR fan


Re: vintage reefer cars

Bill Welch
 

I forgot to note that the ex-FRL/C&EI cars were in the FGE 31000 series and an in-service photo of #31595 appears in the Culotta/Kline book published by the NMRA, the title of which escapes me.

Bill Welch

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