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Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

The only other possibilities are the old Canon RD8, not bad, but the tracks are undersized. The Woodland Scenics Cat is styled as a D8, but is about the size of a D6. First Gear offers an IH TD-25 which is decent. The best of the lot are some from Overland Models (“stretch” D8’s) and Classic Construction Models (modern D9 & D11), but these get very expensive. CCM’s D11 is about $400!

Daniel Mitchell
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On Sep 13, 2018, at 7:34 PM, Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@...> wrote:

Yes, it’s a fine little HO model ... there are two versions, with and without the blade. It’s the best D8 available in HO. Also consider the excellent D7 from Artitech, also in two versions (w/blade, & as a new tractor being delivered).

Dan Mitchell
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On Sep 13, 2018, at 6:22 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch



Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

Yes, it’s a fine little HO model ... there are two versions, with and without the blade. It’s the best D8 available in HO. Also consider the excellent D7 from Artitech, also in two versions (w/blade, & as a new tractor being delivered).

Dan Mitchell
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On Sep 13, 2018, at 6:22 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch


Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Mitchell Mercante
 

Bill,

It does build up very nicely.  Mine sits on an L&N flatcar headed toward its next assignment.  I did spend a bit of time figuring out all the cabling that's only hinted at in the instructions.  Be advised though that it is really heavy so I hook mine up right behind the loco.  I'll send you a photo off group.

Mitch Mercante

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:23:02 PM CDT, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:


Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch


D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Bill Welch
 

Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch


Re: three character shots of a NYC gon

Andy Miller
 

Great shot of a spring-planked Vulcan truck with ribbed-backed wheels.

 

 

Andy

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:04 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] three character shots of a NYC gon

 

http://lists.railfan.net/listthumb.cgi?erielack-09-12-18

 

Schuyler


Re: three character shots of a NYC gon

Rossiter, Mark W <Mark.Rossiter@...>
 

Interesting chalk marks on the first photo.

 

Mark Rossiter


three character shots of a NYC gon

Schuyler Larrabee
 


Re: on the left, there is a B&O gon

rwitt_2000
 

My ".tiff" image did not display the thumbnail so here's the "jpg".

Bob Witt


Re: Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

 

Bill,

It looks as though you can order direct.  See:

http://bethlehemcarworks.com/ordering/

Best Regards,

Mike Aufderheide


Re: correct trucks on CB&Q SM-18 stock cars (?)

Charlie Vlk
 

Johannes-

AFAIK the SM18 stock cars retained their Andrews trucks throughout their service lives.   I photographed cars at Clyde that were being used to haul ties and hay c.1968-9 and they still had the Andrews trucks.

Charlie Vlk

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of vapeurchapelon
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:52 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] correct trucks on CB&Q SM-18 stock cars (?)

 

Hello friends,

I have two CB&Q SM-18 stock cars needing new trucks for acceptable rolling ability. The current trucks are Andrews which I guess are entirely accurate for the cars. But would it also be accurate to equip one car with a different type of trucks? I just like to see some kind of difference on several cars of the same class.
The cars represent a pre-WWII version with AB brakes.

Many thanks for any information

Johannes


Re: Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Richard Townsend
 

Yes, Eastern Car Works did Taylor trucks. No, you can't have my pair: they are on MY Reading USRA design gondola.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Welch <fgexbill@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 9:13 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Did ECW do the Taylor truck when they were doing trucks? If so does anyone have a set they would like to sell? I am aware they are styrene and need to be assembled but would like to have them for a Reading USRA design gondola.

Bill Welch


Re: Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Todd Sullivan
 

Bethlehem Car Works has 2 Taylor trucks in the Kit Bits line-up: No. 1217 coil spring and No. 1218 leaf spring.




Todd Sullivan.


Re: Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Brian Carlson
 

Yes they did. I’m looking for a pair too. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Sep 12, 2018, at 12:13 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Did ECW do the Taylor truck when they were doing trucks? If so does anyone have a set they would like to sell? I am aware they are styrene and need to be assembled but would like to have them for a Reading USRA design gondola.

Bill Welch


Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Bill Welch
 

Did ECW do the Taylor truck when they were doing trucks? If so does anyone have a set they would like to sell? I am aware they are styrene and need to be assembled but would like to have them for a Reading USRA design gondola.

Bill Welch


Package icing

Clark Propst
 

On our recent fishing trip we spent a week in NW Ontario and a few days in Northern Minn. Met a guy in Northern Minn. that fished the same NW Ontario lake back in the early 50s. He told me that they shipped their fish home to SE Iowa by train. They were notified when the fish arrived. The fish were packed in a wooden crate lined with heavy paper. The crate was filled with chipped ice and the fish were as fresh as when caught. Said it took ten days to get the fish...Interesting...
Clark Propst 


Re: FOR SALE - Southern Pacific Books

Dave Bayless
 

Sorry Group:

This was meant to go to Storey directly. Please accept my apologies.

Dave

 

Hi Storey:

Just wondering if the books Southern Pacific Lines – Pacific Lines Stations Volume 1 and 2 are still available.  If so I would like a copy of each.

Thanks Dave Bayless

1-530-613-5784

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Re: FOR SALE - Southern Pacific Books

Dave Bayless
 

Hi Story:

Just wondering if the books Southern Pacific Lines – Pacific Lines Stations Volume 1 and 2 are still available.  If so I would like a copy of each.

Thanks Dave Bayless

1-530-613-5784

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Storey Lindsay
Sent: Friday, September 7, 2018 11:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] FOR SALE - Southern Pacific Books

 

Group,

 

Please note that all of these books are physically located in Slovenia, Europe. They are duplicates of those I already have. Postage is additional. I will ship worldwide. Airmail postage will be determined for individual purchases. Transit time is 4 to 6 weeks although shorter and longer times have happened. I only accept PayPal.

 

If you are interested, please contact me OFF LIST at – storey.lindsay@...

 

ITEM                                                                                                 US$ PRICE

The Southern Pacific 1901-1985                                                        $35.00

Don L. Hofsommer

Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive Compendium                           $65.00

Diebert / Strapac

Tehachapi - Southern Pacific-Santa Fe                                              $20.00

John R. Signor

Diesels of the Espee, Volume One: Alco PAs                                   $  5.00

Roger M. Cortani

Southern Pacific Lines – Maintenance of Way Equipment                $20.00

Bruce R. Petty

Southern Pacific Lines – Pacific Lines Stations Volume 1                $10.00

John R. Signor

            I have two extra copies, one book is in original shrink-wrap

Southern Pacific Lines – Pacific Lines Stations Volume 2                $10.00

John R. Signor

            I have two extra copies, one book is in original shrink-wrap

Southern Pacific Steam Switchers of the Pacific Lines                      $20.00

Gene Deimling

Southern Pacific Company Equipment Circular No. 14                    $  5.00

Southern Pacific Lines Common Standard Plans Volume 4              $20.00

 

The Fabulous ‘50s – The Cars, The Culture                                       $20.00

John A. Gunnell / Mary L. Sieber

            Book is in original shrink-wrap

Cars of the Fabulous ‘50s                                                                   $30.00

James M. Flammang

 

Thank you,

 

Storey Lindsay

Celje, Slovenia


Re: on the left, there is a B&O gon

rwitt_2000
 

It is very blurry upon enlargement, but my guess is they are Tatum arch bar trucks. J. J. Tatum was The General Superintendent of the Car Department for the B&ORR. I can't find a photo, but have included the patent drawing for the truck side frame. He also created the wagon-top design, the raised roof for the class M-27 automobile boxcar, ladders, slack adjusters, box car doors, hopper heap shields, covered gondola, etc., etc.

Tatum thought to the end that the arch bar was the best solution as they were so easy to repair.

Bob Witt


Re: Andrews trucks was correct trucks on CB&Q SM-18 stock cars (?)

Rod Miller
 

On 9/11/18 2:33 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Speaking of Andrews trucks, I'm curious if there are any options for Andrews trucks with real springs that roll freely.
    What are called "real springs" may in fact be springs that COULD work, but in fact do not, unless car weight is several ounces or more. For some specifics on actual prototype trucks and what they look like, you may wish to look at my article in _Model Railroad Hobbyist_ in the issue for September 2016, which is available to read or download, for free, at any time, at their website, www.mrhmag.com <http://www.mrhmag.com> . Your call.
Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com <http://www.signaturepress.com>
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@... <mailto:tony@...>
Publishers of books on railroad history
My experience with re-springing several 1:48 X-10-X steam locos
is that it takes about 8 pounds of weight to compress 10 .015"
wire diameter springs so the the engine weight will "float" on
the springs.

For a simplistic approach, assume .015 approximates the diameter
of truck springs in HO scale. With 5 springs per truck you have
20 springs, so the car would have to weigh 16 pounds to "float"
on its springs.

--
Rod Miller
Handcraftsman
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Calling Guy Wilbur

Bill Welch
 

Guy, your email address has gone astray on my end. Please email at fgexbill(at)tampabay.rr.com

I have an Auto Rack question for you. thank you

Bill Welch

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