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Design of Combination 40-Ton Stock and Coal Car

David
 

Those sorts of "universal" freight cars make perennial appearances in the various Cyclopedias and magazine literature. Most of them were not built in any significant quantity, and the general attitude was that the additional equipment, folding panels, etc. amounted to extra expense and dead weight.

David Thompson


Cutting Into a Perfectly Fine Model

Bill Welch
 

I spent this morning—my 73rd Birthday—cutting into a perfectly fine model. Shortly after purchasing the Funaro & Camerlengo kit #8292 to model a Reading XAd autocar, I started looking for photos to support building the kit and found a photo at "Bob's" of RDG 18867. It interested me because the left door was a replacement 7-panel Superior door. As I built the kit a voice kept telling to build my model with that door but it was only when I was almost finished did I pull the trigger. As the first photo shows I drilled a series of holes inside the door frame and then used the drill as a router to completely cut the door free. Then I filed what was left up do the four sides of the door frame and then used the cut out area to begin getting a small slab of 0.040 sheet styrene to make a new door. Next step will be to sort out the location of the door ribs. I did mange to nick the frame in a few places with the drill bit I will repair these nicks with styrene. I have to admit I like personalizing or putting my own signature on the models I build.

Bill Welch


Design of Combination 40-Ton Stock and Coal Car

Bob Chaparro
 

An article from the August 4, 1923, issue of Railway Review:

https://tinyurl.com/y6t9k3m8

Includes text, drawings and specifications.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: More help needed

John Riddell
 

Clark,

 

Black Cat Publishing offers set CPR236744 that is exact for this car.

John Riddell

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Bad Ladder Day

Jim Betz
 

Ted,

  This blue car, was used to supply ice to MOW crews, cabooses and
locomotive drinking water.

  I have this image in my head of a loco with its wheels
splayed out in front of an African watering hole (like a
giraffe) ... please, wife, tell me where I put down my
"erase button" ... *G*
                                                               - Jim B.


Re: Bad Ladder Day

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello,

With the photo date being 1973, the Milw was no longer icing refers in revenue service.  This blue car, was used to supply ice to MOW crews, cabooses and locomotive drinking water.

Ted Schnepf

On Friday, February 15, 2019, 11:37:30 AM CST, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:


Here are the results when the Milwaukee had a bad ladder day:

 

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4769374 

 

Gary Laakso



Railway Prototype Cyclopedia For Sale

Mark
 

Greetings have 1,5,7-12,14,16-22, 24-28 and 30 Twenty Two issues.

First $250 takes it. Buyer pays shipping. Money order preferred and 4% + Paypal membno@...

Mark Morgan


Re: [Proto-Layouts] Final MKT war emergency boxcar details

Tim O'Connor
 


Bravo! Magnifico!! Well done Bill. :-)



On 2/18/2019 8:57 AM, O Fenton Wells wrote:
Bill never ceases to amaze 
Thanks for sharing 
Fenton 


On Feb 18, 2019, at 7:04 AM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:

Bill Welch wraps up work on an M-K-T war emergency boxcar. His details are the latest Resin Car Works blog post.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/mkt-boxcar-wrap-up/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Early Morning apology

Andy Carlson
 

I am sorry for way too many times not catching a private post to me wrongly sent to me on our Steam Era list. I keep checking and than I forget and this is what we get.
sorry-
-Andy

On Monday, February 18, 2019, 9:29:37 AM PST, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


If you have not sent the payment for the 12 panel yet, send a total of $51.50 to my PP account for both cars.
-<midcentury@...>
-Andy

On Monday, February 18, 2019, 9:22:20 AM PST, Dave Bayless <davebayl@...> wrote:


Hi Andy:

If this car is available, I will take it.

How much do you want me to send via PayPal?

Dave Bayless

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:57 PM
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] I have a single RTR Intermountain undec USRA Gondola

 


Hi-

 

I have a new Intermountain undecorated factory assembled USRA gondola, IMRC #46697 offered for purchase.

 

IMRC list is $32, I am offering this car for $27, and I pay USPS 1st class mail to the US. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee, I accept PayPal. If interested, I suggest contacting me off-list, please, at <midcentury@...>

 

This may be the only factory assembled undec freight car at Intermountain. This car is new and never has been removed from its packaging.

Thanks,

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA


Re: I have a single RTR Intermountain undec USRA Gondola

Andy Carlson
 

If you have not sent the payment for the 12 panel yet, send a total of $51.50 to my PP account for both cars.
-<midcentury@...>
-Andy

On Monday, February 18, 2019, 9:22:20 AM PST, Dave Bayless <davebayl@...> wrote:


Hi Andy:

If this car is available, I will take it.

How much do you want me to send via PayPal?

Dave Bayless

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:57 PM
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] I have a single RTR Intermountain undec USRA Gondola

 


Hi-

 

I have a new Intermountain undecorated factory assembled USRA gondola, IMRC #46697 offered for purchase.

 

IMRC list is $32, I am offering this car for $27, and I pay USPS 1st class mail to the US. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee, I accept PayPal. If interested, I suggest contacting me off-list, please, at <midcentury@...>

 

This may be the only factory assembled undec freight car at Intermountain. This car is new and never has been removed from its packaging.

Thanks,

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA


Re: I have a single RTR Intermountain undec USRA Gondola

Dave Bayless
 

Hi Andy:

If this car is available, I will take it.

How much do you want me to send via PayPal?

Dave Bayless

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:57 PM
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] I have a single RTR Intermountain undec USRA Gondola

 


Hi-

 

I have a new Intermountain undecorated factory assembled USRA gondola, IMRC #46697 offered for purchase.

 

IMRC list is $32, I am offering this car for $27, and I pay USPS 1st class mail to the US. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee, I accept PayPal. If interested, I suggest contacting me off-list, please, at <midcentury@...>

 

This may be the only factory assembled undec freight car at Intermountain. This car is new and never has been removed from its packaging.

Thanks,

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA


More help needed

Clark Propst
 

I'm trying to deplete my plastic freight car stash. I seem to be batting 1000 on not having info on the cars I want to model. Thanks to all who've helped so far. I've started on a Tichy USRA clone w/CP decals. I went through my resources and have come up empty on finding a photo. Could someone please post or send me one?
Thank you,
Clark Propst


Re: URTX 37500-37974 Refrigerator

mopacfirst
 

So just to summarize and close this topic out, and a continuation of my last post, the 37000-37499 and 37500-37974 do appear to be identical, built about two years apart.  Some offline discussion says that the cars were all built with tabbed sidesills, and they were modified later to straight sidesill.  So the Walthers car, if upgraded with the extended draft gear that is appropriate for a true Duryea underframe, pretty much represents these two series and probably nothing else.

To me, one of the biggest drawbacks to building a bigger private owner reefer fleet is the lack of decals.  Not that hard to cobble together decals for most any reporting marks on plain black tank cars, but not so a reefer with large colorful individualized lettering.  I haven't even been able to find an appropriate lettering style to renumber the models I have from the factory applied lettering.  This, again, is a bigger problem for reefers because, unlike free runners where if the car was too rusty or vandalized to read the numbers, any local rip track could re-apply the reporting marks and number with any stencils they happened to have, these cars were normally only maintained by a specific shop who had specific lettering standards, and, in that era, were actually intent on having the cars look good.

Ron Merrick


Re: [Proto-Layouts] Final MKT war emergency boxcar details

O Fenton Wells
 

Bill never ceases to amaze 
Thanks for sharing 
Fenton 


On Feb 18, 2019, at 7:04 AM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:

Bill Welch wraps up work on an M-K-T war emergency boxcar. His details are the latest Resin Car Works blog post.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/mkt-boxcar-wrap-up/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Final MKT war emergency boxcar details

Eric Hansmann
 

Bill Welch wraps up work on an M-K-T war emergency boxcar. His details are the latest Resin Car Works blog post.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/mkt-boxcar-wrap-up/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Sunshine kits for sale

Richard Townsend
 

I have the following Sunshine kits for sale. $50 each plus $10 shipping for a single kit. For more than one kit I'll have to figure it out. 
Contact me OFF LIST at richtownsend@...

#15.3 Armour 42' Mather Reefer with improved dreadnaught ends
#33.4 CB&Q GS 5/7/8 gondola, white decals
#87.8 Clinton GATC Type 30 8K tank
#91.1 CRI&P XM-1 boxcar top mounted Y'town doors
"Private Stock" UP B-50-25 Express Box

Contact me OFF LIST at richtownsend@...

$50 each plus $10 shipping for a single kit.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Re: URTX 37500-37974 Refrigerator

Steve SANDIFER
 

Illinois RR Museum has 37190, 37241, and 37312, all 1948 products.

Monticello RR Museum has 26010 and 16012

National Transportation Museum has 37144 and 37467

I have photos of all.

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of mopacfirst
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 8:01 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] URTX 37500-37974 Refrigerator

 

There is this one, of URTX 37889:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=891416

It does appear to be identical to the 37000-37499 series.  This may not be true for all cars of this series.

These cars, when new, apparently had black hardware, and the MILW tilted box with the full roadname spelled out.  Repaints got the sides painted all orange and with the later tilted box 'the MILWAUKEE road'.  This fit nicely between the top Z-bar and the horizontal seam, with some room to spare.  At some point, some cars got a bigger tilted box, which was then rotated counterclockwise so it would still fit on the flat part of the upper side, and the lettering went uphill.

The 38000 series, built later, had a 6' plug door on a similar body.

Ron Merrick

Ron Merrick


Re: URTX 37500-37974 Refrigerator

mopacfirst
 

There is this one, of URTX 37889:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=891416

It does appear to be identical to the 37000-37499 series.  This may not be true for all cars of this series.

These cars, when new, apparently had black hardware, and the MILW tilted box with the full roadname spelled out.  Repaints got the sides painted all orange and with the later tilted box 'the MILWAUKEE road'.  This fit nicely between the top Z-bar and the horizontal seam, with some room to spare.  At some point, some cars got a bigger tilted box, which was then rotated counterclockwise so it would still fit on the flat part of the upper side, and the lettering went uphill.

The 38000 series, built later, had a 6' plug door on a similar body.

Ron Merrick

Ron Merrick


I have a single RTR Intermountain undec USRA Gondola

Andy Carlson
 


Hi-

I have a new Intermountain undecorated factory assembled USRA gondola, IMRC #46697 offered for purchase.

IMRC list is $32, I am offering this car for $27, and I pay USPS 1st class mail to the US. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee, I accept PayPal. If interested, I suggest contacting me off-list, please, at <midcentury@...>

This may be the only factory assembled undec freight car at Intermountain. This car is new and never has been removed from its packaging.
Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Flat car Horizontal brake wheel staff supports.

Bill Vaughn
 

Yes brakes in the down position are an FRA defect.  Don't ask me how I found out.


Bill Vaughn

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