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Rare M&StL box car footage

Clark Propst
 

 
Above is a link to a short video sent to me by Jason Klocke. I’ve built a couple models of the M&StL 52000 series box cars before using Ertl models with DW ends having only a photo snow covered car shot from an odd angle as a guide. Gene Green sent me the AFE file on them and some ‘detail’ photos he took of a car that survived as a shed somewhere. These cars were built in 42 on xCNW 16000 series reefer underframes with a carbody built like USRA DS cars with Dreadnaught ends.  I’ve always wondered if these cars had fishbelly underframes and by the looks of it they did. Happy me. Now I want to get some Westerfield USRA flat kits to build some more  ;  ))
 
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

Re: Model Train Magazine Index web site

Steve and Barb Hile
 

It works for me, but in a kind of hit or miss fashion.  If I hit this screen, I use my browser Back function to try again.  It can be frustrating.
 
Steve Hile



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Does anyone know  if the Model Train Magazine Index web site that was on the Kalmbach site is still working ? I keep getting this message.

Regards,

Robert Bogie



Re: Model Train Magazine Index web site

StephenK
 

Re: Model Train Magazine Index web site

Randy Hammill
 

There’s one on the NMRA site: www.olimpia.com:8084/magazine-index.html

Randy
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Model Train Magazine Index web site

robertb@smartchat.net.au
 

Does anyone know  if the Model Train Magazine Index web site that was on the Kalmbach site is still working ? I keep getting this message.

Regards,

Robert Bogie

Re: Eglin Car Shops/Yarmouth Model Works

Charlie Vlk
 

John-

You have to Watch the spelling of Elgin!!!

(Elgin Watch Company used to get freightcar loads of material and heating coal and freight crews used their railroad timepieces…required STMFC content!!).

Charlie Vlk

 

My bad.  I mis-typed.  It is Elgin Car Shops.  Y'see I live in north Florida and am used to Eglin Air Force Base.  So, force of habit.

-- John

 

Re: Eglin Car Shops/Yarmouth Model Works

John Sykes III
 

My bad.  I mis-typed.  It is Elgin Car Shops.  Y'see I live in north Florida and am used to Eglin Air Force Base.  So, force of habit.

-- John

Re: If you are shopping for an Airbrush. . .

John Sykes III
 

Bill:

I agree with you, but my fave is Paasche.  I have 2 VLs and a VLS (note -- all internal mix) that I use with a manifold to handle 3 weathering colors at once (rust, grimy black and grime -- obviously I do PRR).  I may add a Talon in the future for detail work.  I only use solvent-based paints (Floquil [still], ScaleCoat I and ScaleCoat II).  I have a Badger and a Testors AB, but never use them.

I think it depends what you were taught with.  In my case, my model-painting guru used Paasche.

-- John

If you are shopping for an Airbrush. . .

Bill Welch
 

Which Airbrush we may prefer is a very personal and individualized and much depends on how it feels in our hands—weight, balance, trigger action, etc.— and the kind or kinds of paint we are spraying and if we are spraying for overall coverage or for weathering or detailing.

 

I am a little embarrassed to say I am “airbrush poor” but the two I use the most are the Badger gravity feed 105 “Patriot” and siphon feed 155 “Anthem.” They are identical internally so all their parts are interchangeable including needles and tips or nozzles. I have the .3mm, .5mm and .7mm needle/nozzle combos. They have been reliable and all that is necessary in my case is a more skillful and practiced user.

 

The reason I am raising this subject is that Badger is currently having a sale with all of the airbrushes priced at $55 plus shipping and handling. There are some selected accessories also on sale that can be bundled with an AB.

 

The prices are very good I think and based on my personal experience Badger's service and customer support are excellent. I am not a stockowner, merely an enthusiastic Badger user trying to share info about a good sale. YMMV. Here is a link about the sale: http://www.badgerairbrush.com/Special_Offers_Domestic.asp

 

Bill Welch

Re: Eglin Car Shops/Yarmouth Model Works

Pierre Oliver
 

John,
Thanks for the shoutout.
And note to all, one does not require a Paypal account to order through the Paypal checkout. You can process an order with only a credit card

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 1/05/19 10:54 a.m., John Sykes III via Groups.Io wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

I was looking for Sylvan detail parts with little success, then found out that ECS/YMW had acquired that end of Sylvan's business (Duh, I'm probably the last to know!).  I went to their website and found it easy to use, plus the shopping cart and checkout is handled directly by PayPal which makes it incredibly easy to use, as long as you have a PayPal account.  I got a lifetime supply of Carmer cut levers, several Dreadnaught ends, a Hutchins and a Murphy flat roof, just for starts.  STMFC modelers' heaven!  Thanks, Pierre.

If they ever add some more reefer-specific parts, I'll never set foot outside of my workshop forever!

-- John

Eglin Car Shops/Yarmouth Model Works

John Sykes III
 
Edited

I was looking for Sylvan detail parts with little success, then found out that ECS/YMW had acquired that end of Sylvan's business (Duh, I'm probably the last to know!).  I went to their website and found it easy to use, plus the shopping cart and checkout is handled directly by PayPal which makes it incredibly easy to use, as long as you have a PayPal account.  I got a lifetime supply of Carmer cut levers, several Dreadnaught ends, a Hutchins and a Murphy flat roof, just for starts.  STMFC modelers' heaven!  Thanks, Pierre.

If they ever add some more reefer-specific parts, I'll never set foot outside of my workshop forever!

-- John

Re: Red Caboose / Intermountain GS Gondola Ends

John Sykes III
 

Doubt it.

Right now Intermountain is struggling to get their finished products out of China.  They have contracts with new factories, but need to backfill orders for wheelsets and pre-announced products first.  As far as I can find out, wheelsets are the only parts that Intermountain is advertising right now.  None of the other parts in their catalog are available as far as I can tell, and probably won't be for a year or more (I need early Dreadnaught [4-4] ends and Murphy raised panel roofs for PFE reefers -- searched every website known to man and no joy).

-- John

Red Caboose / Intermountain GS Gondola Ends

bn2204
 

G 'Day Everyone,

It looks like Intermountain is taking reservations for GS gons. I was wondering if there is any interest to see if we can get them to produce the ends (UP Version) seperately as parts? I still have lots of Walthers cars that need the ends replaced, as well scratch building projects that need ends. I'm good for 50-100 sets.

Darrall Swift - Medina, Ohio
Modeling the BN/MILW in North Central Montana, Great Falls to Shelby, Circa: August-September 1979

Cocoa Beach Hotel Reservation available

Stic Harris
 

Good afternoon all,

My wife and I will be unable to attend Cocoa Beach next week due to some family medical issues.

I have a room reserved for 4 nights - arriving Thursday and leaving Monday morning. It's an Ocean View room at $159/night.

Before I cancel it I figure I'd check and see if anyone is still in need of a room. Let me know by Monday if so! Otherwise I'll cancel it.

Thanks and hope those attending have a great time.
Will be sorry to miss it.

Stic Harris

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- Stic

Re: NP 1937 AAR 40’ boxcar

mopacfirst
 

Excellent information, thanks.  Just what I expected, but you never know.  Since I model 1959-62, I'd see some of these cars in fairly clean paint.

Ron Merrick

Re: NP 1937 AAR 40’ boxcar

Pierre Oliver
 

And Yarmouth Model Works will be releasing a resin kit of this car soon

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 1/03/19 4:15 p.m., Matt Herson wrote:

Ron,

 

All but a very few NP 40’ AAR box cars were rebuilt with straight channel side sills starting mid 1950s and continuing until early mid 1960s.

 

Since cars were rebuilt over approximately 10 years they received different paint schemes. Many were repainted into later schemes.  In 1964-5 some cars were renumbered. If you have a specific modeling date can give you a run down.

 

Other post war AAR box cars received the straight channel side sill except for the last two orders which were built with the straight channel side sill.  The cars built with them had the channel extend from end of car to end of car.  The rebuilt cars had the channel extend from bolster to bolster.

 

Matt Herson

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of mopacfirst
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Did all these '37 AAR cars get rebuilt with straight channel side sills?  If so, when?

http://rr-fallenflags.org/np/np16482g06.jpg

There are at least two other photos on fallen-flags.org, but this one shows the details best.  When they were rebuilt, did they all get this paint scheme?  And, I believe other postwar cars got the channel side sills also.  I'd appreciate it if someone could enumerate the number series that got this treatment, and I can go from there.  I've already done one 15000 car from an Intermountain model, but at the time I missed the different door and the relocated door track.

Ron Merrick


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nice view of SAL 29245 ventilated boxcar

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
There is a nice view of SAL 29245 ventilated boxcar here...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

Re: NP 1937 AAR 40’ boxcar

Paul Doggett
 

Thank you Fenton.

Paul Doggett 


On 3 Jan 2019, at 21:31, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Very well done Paul, thanks for sharing.
Fenton

On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:48 PM Paul Doggett via Groups.Io <paul.doggett2472=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Before 1963 as that’s the shop date on the car, I have just built a Yarmouth Model Works one in resin it’s Ready for primer.

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On 3 Jan 2019, at 17:36, mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:

Did all these '37 AAR cars get rebuilt with straight channel side sills?  If so, when?

http://rr-fallenflags.org/np/np16482g06.jpg

There are at least two other photos on fallen-flags.org, but this one shows the details best.  When they were rebuilt, did they all get this paint scheme?  And, I believe other postwar cars got the channel side sills also.  I'd appreciate it if someone could enumerate the number series that got this treatment, and I can go from there.  I've already done one 15000 car from an Intermountain model, but at the time I missed the different door and the relocated door track.

Ron Merrick



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Re: NP 1937 AAR 40’ boxcar

O Fenton Wells
 

Very well done Paul, thanks for sharing.
Fenton

On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:48 PM Paul Doggett via Groups.Io <paul.doggett2472=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Before 1963 as that’s the shop date on the car, I have just built a Yarmouth Model Works one in resin it’s Ready for primer.




On 3 Jan 2019, at 17:36, mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:

Did all these '37 AAR cars get rebuilt with straight channel side sills?  If so, when?

http://rr-fallenflags.org/np/np16482g06.jpg

There are at least two other photos on fallen-flags.org, but this one shows the details best.  When they were rebuilt, did they all get this paint scheme?  And, I believe other postwar cars got the channel side sills also.  I'd appreciate it if someone could enumerate the number series that got this treatment, and I can go from there.  I've already done one 15000 car from an Intermountain model, but at the time I missed the different door and the relocated door track.

Ron Merrick



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250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: NP 1937 AAR 40’ boxcar

Matt Herson
 

Ron,

 

All but a very few NP 40’ AAR box cars were rebuilt with straight channel side sills starting mid 1950s and continuing until early mid 1960s.

 

Since cars were rebuilt over approximately 10 years they received different paint schemes. Many were repainted into later schemes.  In 1964-5 some cars were renumbered. If you have a specific modeling date can give you a run down.

 

Other post war AAR box cars received the straight channel side sill except for the last two orders which were built with the straight channel side sill.  The cars built with them had the channel extend from end of car to end of car.  The rebuilt cars had the channel extend from bolster to bolster.

 

Matt Herson

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of mopacfirst
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 12:37 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] NP 1937 AAR 40’ boxcar

 

Did all these '37 AAR cars get rebuilt with straight channel side sills?  If so, when?

http://rr-fallenflags.org/np/np16482g06.jpg

There are at least two other photos on fallen-flags.org, but this one shows the details best.  When they were rebuilt, did they all get this paint scheme?  And, I believe other postwar cars got the channel side sills also.  I'd appreciate it if someone could enumerate the number series that got this treatment, and I can go from there.  I've already done one 15000 car from an Intermountain model, but at the time I missed the different door and the relocated door track.

Ron Merrick


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