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Re: Coupler lift bars.

Tim O'Connor
 


I still have a number of unused packages of the DA parts but I have not used any
in many years - I make my own with wire and pliers, and it's MUCH cheaper, and they
look just fine.

But I'd be happy to sell them at the market rate of $5 a pair :-D

Tim O'




Yes, they have incrementally reduced the number of pairs per package and while increasing the price until I refuse to purchase them. If we all stop using them, maybe they will get the message.
Nelson Moyer

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Flatcar Load: Conning Tower Tube

Tim O'Connor
 

Bruce isn't it possible that it could be for REPAIRS to a damaged ship?

This cargo is really puzzling. Conning towers in surface ships were phased out at about this time because the presence of a hugely heavy steel cylinder in the superstructure of a surface ship was beginning to be seen as a disadvantage. So I looked to see what might have been under construction at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, because the Iowas, the last American battleships, were done by this date. Even the 5th and 6th Iowa class BBs had been canceled. I can find no record of any heavy ship being constructed at this date at Brooklyn that this would be destined for. It also seems a bit narrow for a surface ship conning tower and is clearly not a submarine conning tower. The date seems reasonable given the reweigh on the car... so I really have no idea what this cargo is...


Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Flatcar Load: Conning Tower Tube

Bruce Smith
 

​This cargo is really puzzling. Conning towers in surface ships were phased out at about this time because the presence of a hugely heavy steel cylinder in the superstructure of a surface ship was beginning to be seen as a disadvantage. So I looked to see what might have been under construction at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, because the Iowas, the last American battleships, were done by this date. Even the 5th and 6th Iowa class BBs had been canceled. I can find no record of any heavy ship being constructed at this date at Brooklyn that this would be destined for.  It also seems a bit narrow for a surface ship conning tower and is clearly not a submarine conning tower. The date seems reasonable given the reweigh on the car... so I really have no idea what this cargo is...


Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 2:58 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Flatcar Load: Conning Tower Tube
 

A better link

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kheelcenter/5279257017/



  PRR F22 #435332.  Reweigh P57, 8/43.  So here we have another use for the PRR gun flat singlets!
Regards 
Bruce Smith
Midvale Company produced conning tower tube for Brooklyn Navy Yard, order #85809, weight 188,060 lbs being transported by railroad, October 6, 1943.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Flatcar Load: Conning Tower Tube

Tim O'Connor
 


A better link

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kheelcenter/5279257017/



  PRR F22 #435332.  Reweigh P57, 8/43.  So here we have another use for the PRR gun flat singlets!
  Regards Bruce Smith


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: PRR GRa Brake Wheel

Bill Welch
 

Got it Bruce, thank you.

Bill Welch


Re: Flatcar Load: Conning Tower Tube

Bruce Smith
 


Re: PRR GRa Brake Wheel

Bruce Smith
 

​Bill,


I am not aware of these brake wheels/shafts having any special "drop" feature. Rather, when the ends were dropped, the brake wheel and shaft would be removed and attached to the deck of the idler car.  Note that the same thing was done with F22 gun flats.


Regards

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Welch <fgexbill@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2018 7:06 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] PRR GRa Brake Wheel
 
Given that the Pennsy's GRa gondola had drop ends (am I correct here?), did the Brake Shaft/Brake Wheel some how drop or fold out of the way?

Bill Welch


Flatcar Load: Conning Tower Tube

Bob Chaparro
 

A photo from Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/kheelcenter/5279257017/sizes/o/

Caption:

Midvale Company produced conning tower tube for Brooklyn Navy Yard, order #85809, weight 188,060 lbs being transported by railroad, October 6, 1943.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Rapido NP DS boxcars are out

William Hirt
 

Walthers is listing single and 4 pack car availability on there web site. And they are also showing they are not sold out as of now. I have 4 pack of the Main Street slogan cars ordered through my local dealer to split with a GN modeler.

Bill Hirt


On 9/29/2018 6:55 PM, Jon Miller wrote:
On 9/29/2018 3:50 PM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI wrote:
Any dealers out there willing to bust up the 4-packs? I’d like a couple of the “NP “MAIN STREET…” 1951-56” version

    I got all mixed up on my orders and first ordered a 130002 and then changed to a 130004.  I buy from HOhobbies.  Have to call and see what I am getting .  I think Rapido has sold out (to dealers) the first run, just a guess.  Anyway I'm willing to trade a couple (in my era) but not sure what I'm getting yet.  I'm also guessing the mail order dealers are breaking up the 4 packs.

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

Pierre Oliver
 

Don Tichy is working , slowly, on a replacement.

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

On 9/29/18 10:40 PM, Brian Carlson via Groups.Io wrote:
Over the last 20 years I’ve used hundreds of Details Associates part 6215 Coupler Lift Bar - Standard Freight Car.

With no local hobby shop anymore I spend a lot of time at shows searching for various detail parts. Today I found and purchased more packs of the above part. I was saddened to see the quantity of the newest packages were one pair (1 car) for $6.95 cdn.

I don’t mind bending my own but these guys have several bends I’ve never been able to bend well. Does anyone know of other sources for similar parts. I’ve looked at the Tangent website and I see the ones for their covered hoppers wounding if they would work on other car types.


Brian J. Carlson


PRR GRa Brake Wheel

Bill Welch
 

Given that the Pennsy's GRa gondola had drop ends (am I correct here?), did the Brake Shaft/Brake Wheel some how drop or fold out of the way?

Bill Welch


Re: Coupler lift bars.

Nelson Moyer
 

Yes, they have incrementally reduced the number of pairs per package and while increasing the price until I refuse to purchase them. If we all stop using them, maybe they will get the message.

Nelson Moyer

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Carlson via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:41 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Coupler lift bars.

Over the last 20 years I’ve used hundreds of Details Associates part 6215 Coupler Lift Bar - Standard Freight Car.

With no local hobby shop anymore I spend a lot of time at shows searching for various detail parts. Today I found and purchased more packs of the above part. I was saddened to see the quantity of the newest packages were one pair (1 car) for $6.95 cdn.

I don’t mind bending my own but these guys have several bends I’ve never been able to bend well. Does anyone know of other sources for similar parts. I’ve looked at the Tangent website and I see the ones for their covered hoppers wounding if they would work on other car types.


Brian J. Carlson


Coupler lift bars.

Brian Carlson
 

Over the last 20 years I’ve used hundreds of Details Associates part 6215 Coupler Lift Bar - Standard Freight Car.

With no local hobby shop anymore I spend a lot of time at shows searching for various detail parts. Today I found and purchased more packs of the above part. I was saddened to see the quantity of the newest packages were one pair (1 car) for $6.95 cdn.

I don’t mind bending my own but these guys have several bends I’ve never been able to bend well. Does anyone know of other sources for similar parts. I’ve looked at the Tangent website and I see the ones for their covered hoppers wounding if they would work on other car types.


Brian J. Carlson


Re: Rapido NP DS boxcars are out

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 9/29/2018 3:50 PM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI wrote:
Any dealers out there willing to bust up the 4-packs? I’d like a couple of the “NP “MAIN STREET…” 1951-56” version

    I got all mixed up on my orders and first ordered a 130002 and then changed to a 130004.  I buy from HOhobbies.  Have to call and see what I am getting .  I think Rapido has sold out (to dealers) the first run, just a guess.  Anyway I'm willing to trade a couple (in my era) but not sure what I'm getting yet.  I'm also guessing the mail order dealers are breaking up the 4 packs.

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


Re: Rapido NP DS boxcars are out

 

Any dealers out there willing to bust up the 4-packs? I’d like a couple of the “NP “MAIN STREET…” 1951-56” version


Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

On 9/29/18, 3:00 PM, "Brian Carlson via Groups.Io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io on behalf of prrk41361=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Just a public service announcement that the Rapido Northern Pacific DS box cars are available, finally! Picked one up today at the Greater Toronto train show.


Brian J. Carlson


Re: DT&I X29 Photos

Bill Welch
 

thank you Tim.

Bill Welch


Re: DT&I X29 Photos

Tim O'Connor
 


Ben Hom originally shared that photo on 10-22-2011. Ben mentioned the photo again
to STMFC on 5-12-2014. The photo is a blow up of a photo that was published in the
UPHS Streamliner magazine V.13/#2 p.14

Tim O'



The only photo I've ever seen of one.

 Have any photos of the DT&I 18000–18149 or 20000–20199 X29 cars ever surfaced and if if known their source?
 Bill Welch

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: DT&I X29 Photos

Tim O'Connor
 


The only photo I've ever seen of one.


 Have any photos of the DT&I 18000–18149 or 20000–20199 X29 cars ever surfaced and if if known their source?
 Bill Welch


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Rapido NP DS boxcars are out

Brian Carlson
 

Just a public service announcement that the Rapido Northern Pacific DS box cars are available, finally! Picked one up today at the Greater Toronto train show.


Brian J. Carlson


DT&I X29 Photos

Bill Welch
 

Have any photos of the DT&I 18000–18149 or 20000–20199 X29 cars ever surfaced and if if known their source?

Bill Welch

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