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Re: to UP fans: -B-50-25 Express Box - converting "back" to normal box car?

vapeurchapelon
 

Many thanks, Tim. These cars are very nicely proportioned (lower height as pointed out by another user) - too bad that they became ordinary box cars in the sixties only.

Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953

Gesendet: Freitag, 01. März 2019 um 03:53 Uhr
Von: "Tim O'Connor" <@timboconnor>
An: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] to UP fans: -B-50-25 Express Box - converting "back" to normal box car?

Johannes

In your era the cars were used exclusively in passenger train services
as far as I know.

Some cars were repainted in the 1960's with freight service paint
(attached). Later the
survivors all ended up in company service with 9xxxxx series numbers (as
shown in the
photo) in both the yellow & gray, and freight colors.

Tim O'Connor



On 2/28/2019 11:26 AM, vapeurchapelon wrote:
Hello friends,

I still need more 40' box cars, and I consider purchasing this one:

https://www.brasstrains.com/Classic/Product/Detail/098956/HO-Brass-Model-OMI-1338-UP-Union-Pacific-B-50-25-Express-Boxcar-24152-Unpainted-1984-Run-Ajin

Was the prototype always an express box car, or was it a conversion
out of an ordinary freight car? If the latter - would it be possible
to backdate it with reasonable effort? What exactly makes this an
express box car? The two most obvious details I could tell are the
steam line and the type of trucks - both easy to remove/ replace.
Would it then be just a usual freight car (which class?)?

Many thanks and best regards

Johannes


--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*




Re: to UP fans: -B-50-25 Express Box - converting "back" to normal box car?

vapeurchapelon
 

Hello Bryian,
 
no, not really. I just assemble a "good-sized" through-freight train (75-80 cars) with a strong western touch, where any UP box car would be a good match.
 
Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 28. Februar 2019 um 23:11 Uhr
Von: "Bryian Sones via Groups.Io" <bryian.sones@...>
An: "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] to UP fans: -B-50-25 Express Box - converting "back" to normal box car?
 
 
Johannes,
 
Are you trying to put together a fleet of U.P. boxcars?
 
 
Regards,
 
Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA

 

On Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:04 PM, vapeurchapelon <j.markwart@...> wrote:
 
Ed,
 
many thanks for that link. Yes, all questions have been answered (most important, that the model - unfortunately - won't match my needs.)
 
Many greetings
 
Johannes
 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 28. Februar 2019 um 22:26 Uhr
Von: "Ed Hawkins" <hawk0621@...>
An: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] to UP fans: -B-50-25 Express Box - converting "back" to normal box car?
 
On Feb 28, 2019, at 10:26 AM, vapeurchapelon <j.markwart@...> wrote:
 
I still need more 40' box cars, and I consider purchasing this one:

https://www.brasstrains.com/Classic/Product/Detail/098956/HO-Brass-Model-OMI-1338-UP-Union-Pacific-B-50-25-Express-Boxcar-24152-Unpainted-1984-Run-Ajin

Was the prototype always an express box car, or was it a conversion out of an ordinary freight car? If the latter - would it be possible to backdate it with reasonable effort? What exactly makes this an express box car? The two most obvious details I could tell are the steam line and the type of trucks - both easy to remove/ replace. Would it then be just a usual freight car (which class?)?

Many thanks and best regards
Johannes
Johannes,
The following link provides history & data on the B-50-25 box cars that began in 1939 as UP 9100-9199. RP CYC Volumes 6 and 8 also provide information & photos. In addition the UPHS has published articles in The Streamliner on UP express box cars.
 
 
This data should provide sufficient information to answer all or most of your questions. Suggest coming back with specific questions you may still have after reviewing the link. 
 
Regards,
Ed Hawkins
 
 
 

 


Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

Bruce Smith
 

Jack,

I solved that issue by canting the thing to be bent, using say the set 3 in on one end and 2 in on the other.  Not always perfect, I agree. I have contemplated adding styrene spacers to make it “perfect”, but with a stockpile of 18” grabs, a few other sizes, all commercially produced, most of the rest of the grabs I need are odd sizes and I bend them free hand anyway ;)


Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Mar 1, 2019, at 10:53 AM, Jack Burgess <jack@...> wrote:

I bought one of those tools decades ago and it doesn’t work for our needs since the spacing of the jaws is too wide. One set of jaws is too short but the next set is too long.
 
Jack Burgess
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 8:42 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig
 
Gang, 
 
Sounds like you mean this:
 
Regards
Bruce
 
Bruce F. Smith            
Auburn, AL
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."
 

 



On Mar 1, 2019, at 10:13 AM, Spen Kellogg <spninetynine@...> wrote:
 
On 3/1/2019 7:42 AM, Craig Bisgeier via Groups.Io wrote:

Hey folks - I'm thinking about designing a tool for bending grab irons
that can be 3D printed. I know that Micro-Mark has a tool for sale,
and I could use that as a starting point. But I thought I would open
this up to the braintrust and see if there are any thoughts on
designing such a tool that doesn't necessarily follow that model.
What I'm looking for is something adjustable and repeatable that
allows grabs to be sized to any length, or at least many lengths. It
should have a feature that alows the user to set a particular size
with a groove, stop or fence that the user can place the wire against
and bend many grabs to the same size without guess work.
I have some ideas on this of my own but I'd like to see what others
can come up with. If someone can help provide useful ideas that lead
to a workable tool I'll gladly provide them with a finished copy of
the tool when the project is completed.
Any ideas? Please share them with me!

Craig,

A plastic or metal spiral with a hole in the center and a series of Vs
cut in around the edge at various redii (that's the plural of radius).
The center hole should be deep enough to produce a good right angle.
Although more complex, it could have a series of tubes (sleeves) with
the ID the correct size for various wire sizes. The outside diameter 
would be the same for each sleeve. To do it you put the wire in the
center hole, bend it toward the desired side (whichever V is for the
length of grab iron you want. Then place the tool with the wire inserted
and bent (the first 90 degree bend) on a flat surface and bend the wire
up into the appropriate V. Cut the wire where desired to give two legs
of the desired length. It also could have a slot as long as the longest
grab and deep enough for the drop grab bends so that the ends could be
bent down to form a drop grab. I would guess that the Vs should be
positioned and notched for 14", 16", 18", 20", 22" and 24". If there is
not enough room on the spiral for all those, then a pair of tools might
be needed. And the length of grabs should be researched to include all
the common length. I wouldn't bother with lengths for diesels, although
passenger car grabs might make sense. I am thinking that t he tools
should probably be metal, rather than plastic, as constant use will wear
out plastic.

Spen




 



Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

Jack Burgess
 

I bought one of those tools decades ago and it doesn’t work for our needs since the spacing of the jaws is too wide. One set of jaws is too short but the next set is too long.

 

Jack Burgess

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 8:42 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 

Gang,

 

Sounds like you mean this:

 

Regards

Bruce

 

Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."

 

 



On Mar 1, 2019, at 10:13 AM, Spen Kellogg <spninetynine@...> wrote:

 

On 3/1/2019 7:42 AM, Craig Bisgeier via Groups.Io wrote:

Hey folks - I'm thinking about designing a tool for bending grab irons
that can be 3D printed. I know that Micro-Mark has a tool for sale,
and I could use that as a starting point. But I thought I would open
this up to the braintrust and see if there are any thoughts on
designing such a tool that doesn't necessarily follow that model.
What I'm looking for is something adjustable and repeatable that
allows grabs to be sized to any length, or at least many lengths. It
should have a feature that alows the user to set a particular size
with a groove, stop or fence that the user can place the wire against
and bend many grabs to the same size without guess work.
I have some ideas on this of my own but I'd like to see what others
can come up with. If someone can help provide useful ideas that lead
to a workable tool I'll gladly provide them with a finished copy of
the tool when the project is completed.
Any ideas? Please share them with me!

Craig,

A plastic or metal spiral with a hole in the center and a series of Vs
cut in around the edge at various redii (that's the plural of radius).
The center hole should be deep enough to produce a good right angle.
Although more complex, it could have a series of tubes (sleeves) with
the ID the correct size for various wire sizes. The outside diameter 
would be the same for each sleeve. To do it you put the wire in the
center hole, bend it toward the desired side (whichever V is for the
length of grab iron you want. Then place the tool with the wire inserted
and bent (the first 90 degree bend) on a flat surface and bend the wire
up into the appropriate V. Cut the wire where desired to give two legs
of the desired length. It also could have a slot as long as the longest
grab and deep enough for the drop grab bends so that the ends could be
bent down to form a drop grab. I would guess that the Vs should be
positioned and notched for 14", 16", 18", 20", 22" and 24". If there is
not enough room on the spiral for all those, then a pair of tools might
be needed. And the length of grabs should be researched to include all
the common length. I wouldn't bother with lengths for diesels, although
passenger car grabs might make sense. I am thinking that t he tools
should probably be metal, rather than plastic, as constant use will wear
out plastic.

Spen




 


Re: Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Bruce Smith
 

Bryian,

Check out the Shake n’ Take project from a few years ago ;)

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Mar 1, 2019, at 10:49 AM, Bryian Sones via Groups.Io <bryian.sones@...> wrote:

Hi All,

I'm looking to start a build project to model refrigerated cars that wore the Oscar Mayer Paint schemes in the mid 1950's
I would like to get your input on the following:

  • Sources for reference material
  • Photos
  • Accurate models or good starting point suggestions.

Thank You,

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA


Mid 1950's Oscar Mayer Refrigerated Cars

Bryian Sones
 

Hi All,

I'm looking to start a build project to model refrigerated cars that wore the Oscar Mayer Paint schemes in the mid 1950's
I would like to get your input on the following:

  • Sources for reference material
  • Photos
  • Accurate models or good starting point suggestions.

Thank You,

Bryian Sones
Union Pacific Prototype Modeler
Murrieta, CA


Re: D&H Seley hoppers

Ray Breyer
 

Hi Don, 

You forgot three groups of rebuilt D&H Seleys covering the 6851-14000 number block. There were 2213 of these cars on the 1/1951 ORER, and they were all gone by 1/1955.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 8:01:15 PM CST, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io <riverman_vt@...> wrote:


Hello folks,

    Some help is needed with Delaware & Hudson Seley hopper cars. I hacve three of the O&W Car Shops D&H Seley
hoppers all painted and ready to decal with the decals on hand as well. My 1938 and 1947 ORER's indicate that all of
these cars belonged to one of two groups, the 1001 - 1151 group or the 1152 - 2250 group. BUT, in looking for a photo
to serve as a lettering guide the only one found was on pages #410-#411 or Jim Shaughnessy's D&H book and therein
lies the problem. The photo shows on;ly the right half or a car side. With a D&H Challenger pushing the train with this
car up the northboud grade to Arrarat Summit it is clearly the era I model but the car number has five digits rather than
only four with a number that appears to be #10010! Unfortunately I cannot find any such number group for D&H cars of
any tyep in the ORER's I have here. My next ORER is from Jan. 1962 at which time the same two car niber groups are
in use for hopper cars but they are now stated to be of steel rather than only having a steel underframe. I am not 
knowledgeable enough about the D&H to know if the Seley cars were rebuilt with stell and kept the same numbers, 
which I very much doubt, or whether new cars were purchased and given the same number groups as the Seley cars, 
which I also doubt. So how does one account for a number in a #10000 series? 

    These cars were also found at one time with two, three and four hopper bays. Could one style be gone by the post war 
period and the remaining cars assigned to one number gfroup or the other depending upon thre number of hopper bays it
had? I have no clue from what has been found to date. Thius any helpo with these issues would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Don Valentine


Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

Bruce Smith
 

Gang,

Sounds like you mean this:

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Mar 1, 2019, at 10:13 AM, Spen Kellogg <spninetynine@...> wrote:

On 3/1/2019 7:42 AM, Craig Bisgeier via Groups.Io wrote:
Hey folks - I'm thinking about designing a tool for bending grab irons
that can be 3D printed. I know that Micro-Mark has a tool for sale,
and I could use that as a starting point. But I thought I would open
this up to the braintrust and see if there are any thoughts on
designing such a tool that doesn't necessarily follow that model.
What I'm looking for is something adjustable and repeatable that
allows grabs to be sized to any length, or at least many lengths. It
should have a feature that alows the user to set a particular size
with a groove, stop or fence that the user can place the wire against
and bend many grabs to the same size without guess work.
I have some ideas on this of my own but I'd like to see what others
can come up with. If someone can help provide useful ideas that lead
to a workable tool I'll gladly provide them with a finished copy of
the tool when the project is completed.
Any ideas? Please share them with me!

Craig,

A plastic or metal spiral with a hole in the center and a series of Vs
cut in around the edge at various redii (that's the plural of radius).
The center hole should be deep enough to produce a good right angle.
Although more complex, it could have a series of tubes (sleeves) with
the ID the correct size for various wire sizes. The outside diameter 
would be the same for each sleeve. To do it you put the wire in the
center hole, bend it toward the desired side (whichever V is for the
length of grab iron you want. Then place the tool with the wire inserted
and bent (the first 90 degree bend) on a flat surface and bend the wire
up into the appropriate V. Cut the wire where desired to give two legs
of the desired length. It also could have a slot as long as the longest
grab and deep enough for the drop grab bends so that the ends could be
bent down to form a drop grab. I would guess that the Vs should be
positioned and notched for 14", 16", 18", 20", 22" and 24". If there is
not enough room on the spiral for all those, then a pair of tools might
be needed. And the length of grabs should be researched to include all
the common length. I wouldn't bother with lengths for diesels, although
passenger car grabs might make sense. I am thinking that t he tools
should probably be metal, rather than plastic, as constant use will wear
out plastic.

Spen







Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

Spen Kellogg <spninetynine@...>
 

On 3/1/2019 7:42 AM, Craig Bisgeier via Groups.Io wrote:
Hey folks - I'm thinking about designing a tool for bending grab irons
that can be 3D printed. I know that Micro-Mark has a tool for sale,
and I could use that as a starting point. But I thought I would open
this up to the braintrust and see if there are any thoughts on
designing such a tool that doesn't necessarily follow that model.
What I'm looking for is something adjustable and repeatable that
allows grabs to be sized to any length, or at least many lengths. It
should have a feature that alows the user to set a particular size
with a groove, stop or fence that the user can place the wire against
and bend many grabs to the same size without guess work.
I have some ideas on this of my own but I'd like to see what others
can come up with. If someone can help provide useful ideas that lead
to a workable tool I'll gladly provide them with a finished copy of
the tool when the project is completed.
Any ideas? Please share them with me!
Craig,

A plastic or metal spiral with a hole in the center and a series of Vs
cut in around the edge at various redii (that's the plural of radius).
The center hole should be deep enough to produce a good right angle.
Although more complex, it could have a series of tubes (sleeves) with
the ID the correct size for various wire sizes. The outside diameter 
would be the same for each sleeve. To do it you put the wire in the
center hole, bend it toward the desired side (whichever V is for the
length of grab iron you want. Then place the tool with the wire inserted
and bent (the first 90 degree bend) on a flat surface and bend the wire
up into the appropriate V. Cut the wire where desired to give two legs
of the desired length. It also could have a slot as long as the longest
grab and deep enough for the drop grab bends so that the ends could be
bent down to form a drop grab. I would guess that the Vs should be
positioned and notched for 14", 16", 18", 20", 22" and 24". If there is
not enough room on the spiral for all those, then a pair of tools might
be needed. And the length of grabs should be researched to include all
the common length. I wouldn't bother with lengths for diesels, although
passenger car grabs might make sense. I am thinking that t he tools
should probably be metal, rather than plastic, as constant use will wear
out plastic.

Spen


Re: Sratch Brush

Fred Jansz
 

Lester, please wear a mask while working with hat brush.
You do not want to inhale the microscopic fine fiberglass particles coming from it.
regards,
Fred Jansz


Re: to UP fans: -B-50-25 Express Box - converting "back" to normal box car?

mopacfirst
 

The fact that these cars were significantly shorter (lower height) than standard boxcars of their era hasn't been emphasized enough here.  I would point out, since none of the photos here even really shows that, that the B-50-25 is visually quite different than any typical steel freight service boxcar of the late thirties.  I can't quote its exact inside height, but it would be very obvious in a train.

Ron Merrick


Resin Car Works kit update

Eric Hansmann
 

A kit update is the latest post on the Resin Car Works blog. A few tank car kits are now available, plus NYC hopper decal sets.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/resin-car-works-kit-updates/

 

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy


Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

mark_landgraf
 

Craig

You didn't state whether your intent was to create straight, 2 bend, 4 bend or 6 bend grabs, nor if you were going to round wire. 

Then there is the end treatment process. In the wire world it's referred to as heading up. Basically there isn't enough metal in the ends to create the end, so you heat up the end crunch in some extra steel and then hot form and punch the ends. 

I work in 1.5 inch scale and have produced these by the hundreds using mostly sheet metal equipment and 3/32 Dia steel wire. 

Tool and die work and 3D are not words I normally use in the same sentence. 

Mark Landgraf
Albany NY




On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 9:43 AM, Craig Bisgeier via Groups.Io
<cbisgeier@...> wrote:
Hey folks - I'm thinking about designing a tool for bending grab irons that can be 3D printed. I know that Micro-Mark has a tool for sale, and I could use that as a starting point. But I thought I would open this up to the braintrust and see if there are any thoughts on designing such a tool that doesn't necessarily follow that model. 
 
What I'm looking for is something adjustable and repeatable that allows grabs to be sized to any length, or at least many lengths. It should have a feature that alows the user to set a particular size with a groove, stop or fence that the user can place the wire against and bend many grabs to the same size without guess work. 
 
I have some ideas on this of my own but I'd like to see what others can come up with. If someone can help provide useful ideas that lead to a workable tool I'll gladly provide them with a finished copy of the tool when the project is completed.
 
Any ideas? Please share them with me!
 
Craig Bisgeier
 
cbisgeier -at- AmesvilleShops.com


Re: D&H Seley hoppers

Don Burn
 

Claus,

From a posting of yours with follow up data almost 10 years ago https://realstmfc.groups.io/g/main/topic/17233131#93201 The claim was they were red until 1942 when the D&H started painting them black.

Don Burn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2019 9:29 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] D&H Seley hoppers

Hi Tim, Armand, and List Members,

The photo link provided by Tim is an image of mine that I uploaded to my Flickr account some time ago. It shows the factory painted (black) plastic N scale model that has been available in the past.

I myself have only ever seen one image of the prototype D&H Seley hoppers in black paint, that image can be found at the link below, the car was in a yard scene on a calendar photo...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2797/4393259648_f9e3dc1c7c_o.jpg

I am not a D&H expert in any way, but always thought these were painted some kind of red shade for most of their lives.

An image showing the factory painted black car compared with with my custom painted and lettered red car can be found below...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4070/4393259236_eccdab7538_o.jpg

I also have another image showing a weathered car...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4150/4999321804_e419f078a6_o.jpg

Enjoy!

Claus Schlund






----- Original Message -----
From: Armand Premo <mailto:arm.p.prem@...>
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <mailto:main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2019 6:25 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] D&H Seley hoppers

Color?I believe I saw an item that they were painted red for a brief period.Can anyone confirm this ?Mine are all black.Armand Premo
<https://my-email-signature.link/signature.gif?u=323093&e=48665532&v=697b4945b0f7ac3d3fbc24a566f45e07afb31f9d0db0586c5672911b2f5d9f38>

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 10:12 PM Tim O'Connor <@timboconnor <mailto:@timboconnor> > wrote:



Found this on Flickr by searching for "Seley hopper"

https://www.flickr.com/photos/clausschlund/4392487783/


On 2/27/2019 11:29 PM, Allan Smith wrote:


The Post War Freight Car Fleet book has photos of D&H Hoppers on Pages 135, but of cars 6851-11600. The notes state that C A Seley designed cars like this for the D&H in 1901.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎February‎ ‎27‎, ‎2019‎ ‎07‎:‎43‎:‎42‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PST, Allan Smith <smithal9@...> <mailto:smithal9@...> wrote:


Try this photo. It is a dark photo but can be lightened.

http://www.trainweb.org/dhvm/images/dhrr_freight/Don-Rickle/1152-2250-01.jpg <http://www.trainweb.org/dhvm/images/dhrr_freight/Don-Rickle/1152-2250-01.jpg>


Al Smith
Sonora Ca
On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎February‎ ‎27‎, ‎2019‎ ‎06‎:‎01‎:‎17‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PST, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io <riverman_vt=yahoo.com@groups.io> <mailto:riverman_vt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Hello folks,

Some help is needed with Delaware & Hudson Seley hopper cars. I hacve three of the O&W Car Shops D&H Seley
hoppers all painted and ready to decal with the decals on hand as well. My 1938 and 1947 ORER's indicate that all of
these cars belonged to one of two groups, the 1001 - 1151 group or the 1152 - 2250 group. BUT, in looking for a photo
to serve as a lettering guide the only one found was on pages #410-#411 or Jim Shaughnessy's D&H book and therein
lies the problem. The photo shows on;ly the right half or a car side. With a D&H Challenger pushing the train with this
car up the northboud grade to Arrarat Summit it is clearly the era I model but the car number has five digits rather than
only four with a number that appears to be #10010! Unfortunately I cannot find any such number group for D&H cars of
any tyep in the ORER's I have here. My next ORER is from Jan. 1962 at which time the same two car niber groups are
in use for hopper cars but they are now stated to be of steel rather than only having a steel underframe. I am not
knowledgeable enough about the D&H to know if the Seley cars were rebuilt with stell and kept the same numbers,
which I very much doubt, or whether new cars were purchased and given the same number groups as the Seley cars,
which I also doubt. So how does one account for a number in a #10000 series?

These cars were also found at one time with two, three and four hopper bays. Could one style be gone by the post war
period and the remaining cars assigned to one number gfroup or the other depending upon thre number of hopper bays it
had? I have no clue from what has been found to date. Thius any helpo with these issues would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Don Valentine


Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

Craig Bisgeier
 

Hey folks - I'm thinking about designing a tool for bending grab irons that can be 3D printed. I know that Micro-Mark has a tool for sale, and I could use that as a starting point. But I thought I would open this up to the braintrust and see if there are any thoughts on designing such a tool that doesn't necessarily follow that model. 
 
What I'm looking for is something adjustable and repeatable that allows grabs to be sized to any length, or at least many lengths. It should have a feature that alows the user to set a particular size with a groove, stop or fence that the user can place the wire against and bend many grabs to the same size without guess work. 
 
I have some ideas on this of my own but I'd like to see what others can come up with. If someone can help provide useful ideas that lead to a workable tool I'll gladly provide them with a finished copy of the tool when the project is completed.
 
Any ideas? Please share them with me!
 
Craig Bisgeier
 
cbisgeier -at- AmesvilleShops.com


Re: D&H Seley hoppers

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Tim, Armand, and List Members,
 
The photo link provided by Tim is an image of mine that I uploaded to my Flickr account some time ago. It shows the factory painted (black) plastic N scale model that has been available in the past.
 
I myself have only ever seen one image of the prototype D&H Seley hoppers in black paint, that image can be found at the link below, the car was in a yard scene on a calendar photo...
 
 
I am not a D&H expert in any way, but always thought these were painted some kind of red shade for most of their lives.
 
An image showing the factory painted black car compared with with my custom painted and lettered red car can be found below...
 
 
I also have another image showing a weathered car...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 
 

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Sent: Friday, March 01, 2019 6:25 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] D&H Seley hoppers

Color?I believe I saw an item that they were painted red for a brief period.Can anyone confirm this ?Mine are all black.Armand Premo

On Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 10:12 PM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Found this on Flickr by searching for "Seley hopper"

https://www.flickr.com/photos/clausschlund/4392487783/


On 2/27/2019 11:29 PM, Allan Smith wrote:
The Post War Freight Car Fleet book has photos of D&H Hoppers on Pages 135, but of cars 6851-11600. The notes state that C A Seley designed cars like this for the D&H in 1901.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎February‎ ‎27‎, ‎2019‎ ‎07‎:‎43‎:‎42‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PST, Allan Smith <smithal9@...> wrote:


Try this photo. It is a dark photo but can be lightened.

Al Smith
Sonora Ca
On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎February‎ ‎27‎, ‎2019‎ ‎06‎:‎01‎:‎17‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PST, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io <riverman_vt@...> wrote:


Hello folks,

    Some help is needed with Delaware & Hudson Seley hopper cars. I hacve three of the O&W Car Shops D&H Seley
hoppers all painted and ready to decal with the decals on hand as well. My 1938 and 1947 ORER's indicate that all of
these cars belonged to one of two groups, the 1001 - 1151 group or the 1152 - 2250 group. BUT, in looking for a photo
to serve as a lettering guide the only one found was on pages #410-#411 or Jim Shaughnessy's D&H book and therein
lies the problem. The photo shows on;ly the right half or a car side. With a D&H Challenger pushing the train with this
car up the northboud grade to Arrarat Summit it is clearly the era I model but the car number has five digits rather than
only four with a number that appears to be #10010! Unfortunately I cannot find any such number group for D&H cars of
any tyep in the ORER's I have here. My next ORER is from Jan. 1962 at which time the same two car niber groups are
in use for hopper cars but they are now stated to be of steel rather than only having a steel underframe. I am not 
knowledgeable enough about the D&H to know if the Seley cars were rebuilt with stell and kept the same numbers, 
which I very much doubt, or whether new cars were purchased and given the same number groups as the Seley cars, 
which I also doubt. So how does one account for a number in a #10000 series? 

    These cars were also found at one time with two, three and four hopper bays. Could one style be gone by the post war 
period and the remaining cars assigned to one number gfroup or the other depending upon thre number of hopper bays it
had? I have no clue from what has been found to date. Thius any helpo with these issues would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, Don Valentine


Re: Throwback Tuesday: The Lindberg Line

Schleigh Mike
 

Hello Group!

Perhaps worth repeating now----- I spoke of the current availability of the former Lindberg trucks (E+B) back in August.  Here's what I posted----

"The old C+D (actually E+B) truck line has a new owner via email [jmcncorp@...].  The previous owner supplied wheels at 0.100 and 0.088 inch width and this MAY still be an option.  The new company has an ad in the August issue of the NMRA Magazine.  These are sprung trucks in three styles and two colors.  They are very free rolling with the Intermountain wheels and axles.  I cannot speak to the veracity of these trucks meeting any particular prototypes."

An update to try August post---
With an order I then subsequently received I was told that the new owner is making his own wheel sets.  While he supplied me the 0.088" wheel-sets, you should check on this being an available option.

Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna. struggling to retain winter.

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10:41:52 PM EST, Ken Vandevoort via Groups.Io <apo09324@...> wrote:


E-B trucks are Lindberg.  I was told that at a trade show by the fellow that reintroduced them to the market.  Nothing rolled like them when they first came out.  I also have a switcher and a couple of the stock car kits.
Ken Vandevoort


Sratch Brush

Lester Breuer
 

 I have added a scratch brush tool post to my blog focusing on using a scratch brush with fiberglass bristles to remove lettering on freight cars.  Photos and writeup are on my blog I started to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.  If you would like to take a look please do at the following:

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

Lester Breuer


scanned images

jerryglow2
 

It never fails to amaze me on a group so dedicated to detail and exactness, how people submit haphazardly aligned scanned images. If it's worth doing, PLEASE get them straight.


Re: Throwback Tuesday: The Lindberg Line

jerryglow2
 

I did artwork for decals when the article on the MILW stockcar came out