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Re: NJI&I Boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 


Either an appliance or automobile parts pool assignment. Usually a good indicator that the
car has special equipment or loading devices - could be as simple as pallets that stayed with
the car. In the auto industry the pool assignment stencils were frequently changed.

Tim O'Connor


On 4/29/2019 4:23 AM, Garth Groff wrote:
Friends,

While skimming through the Ed Wilkommen photos, I noted this view which included an NJI&I boxcar: https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-r5ZmB9k/A . Besides being a rather rare roadname in its own right, I was struck by the initials above the reporting marks. They look like "GN-I" or GH-I". Any comments about what they mean?

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: grab iron ladders

Dennis Storzek
 

The outer stile is 2" x 2" angle, which is pretty common for ladder stiles on freight cars. The inner stile is problematic, as it is 1/4" x 2" flat stock, so should really only be .003" thick in HO scale. .005" thick brass shim stock is likely the best bet.

Dennis Storzek


Re: CNW gondola underside

Brian Termunde
 

Some nice stuff on the site. You can click on the "X" in the upper right to get to thumbnails of the photos.

In doing so, I came across one car and I was wondering if it is the prototype of Walthers "Jailbox" car?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-6Mf2Vm5/A

And Thanks for sharing the link Gary!

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah


Re: grab iron ladders

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


For a USRA car I haved used brass styles.  The outer is from one of Pierre’s etched ladders and the inner is strip brass.

Bill PArdie






On Apr 28, 2019, at 5:26 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

I used either Evergreen HO scale 1x2 or 1x3 for the stiles on some CB&Q SS boxcars, don’t remember which. The Q was notorious for using multiple short stile sections on the right side of the end ladders for some classes.  I can dig up the detail if it would help.
 
Nelson Moyer
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:16 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] grab iron ladders
 
One of the drawbacks for me is making the grab iron ladders on the ends of USRA style box cars. I looked over my stash of Evergreen styrene strips but didn't see anything I really liked. Any advice for the stiles would be appreciated.
Thanks,
CW Propst 



Re: BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Michael Gross
 

Many thanks to the generous STMFC community for the helpful photos and documentation needed to complete the BLI steel boxcar.  I now have all I need to bring this model "to life," and I look forward to sharing the finished piece when it is completed.

Thanks again.

Cheers!

Michael Gross
On The Road - Lake Tahoe, NV


Re: RP Cyc's #20 - #25, was BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Donald B. Valentine
 

Speaking of RP Cyc #21 I am missing #20 - #25 but have extras of #3 - #7 and #16. Is there anyone
with extras of the issues I am seeking that needs any of those I have multiples of who would be interested
in a trade or is there anyone with extras of #20 - #25 they are willing to sell at a reasonable price?

Thanks to anyone who can assist, Don Valentine


Manufacturers Railway Mather box

mopacfirst
 

How correct is this car?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MANUFACTURERS-RAILWAY-MRS-GREEN-40-MATHER-Boxcar-by-Proto-2K-Walthers/264299931896?hash=item3d8980e8f8:g:IhIAAOSwXn9cw9I1

I'm aware they came in different heights.  I'm not in a position now to check my ORER copies.

Ron Merrick


Damaged kit in mail

Eric Hansmann
 

We learned one of our customers recently received a badly damaged Resin Car Works kit. It's not a frequent occurrence but could happen to you with an order from any of the small model railroad manufacturers. A few suggestions are outlined in the latest Resin Car Works blog post when a damaged kit arrives at your door.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/ouch/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy



Re: NJI&I Boxcar

Eric Hansmann
 

I think the letters are GM-1. Could this car be in a pool service for automobile parts?

I like the nine-post gondola.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


On April 29, 2019 at 2:23 AM Garth Groff <sarahsan@...> wrote:

Friends,

While skimming through the Ed Wilkommen photos, I noted this view which included an NJI&I boxcar: https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-r5ZmB9k/A . Besides being a rather rare roadname in its own right, I was struck by the initials above the reporting marks. They look like "GN-I" or GH-I". Any comments about what they mean?

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


 


 




NJI&I Boxcar

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

While skimming through the Ed Wilkommen photos, I noted this view which included an NJI&I boxcar: https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-r5ZmB9k/A . Besides being a rather rare roadname in its own right, I was struck by the initials above the reporting marks. They look like "GN-I" or GH-I". Any comments about what they mean?

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


Re: grab iron ladders

Nelson Moyer
 

I used either Evergreen HO scale 1x2 or 1x3 for the stiles on some CB&Q SS boxcars, don’t remember which. The Q was notorious for using multiple short stile sections on the right side of the end ladders for some classes.  I can dig up the detail if it would help.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:16 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] grab iron ladders

 

One of the drawbacks for me is making the grab iron ladders on the ends of USRA style box cars. I looked over my stash of Evergreen styrene strips but didn't see anything I really liked. Any advice for the stiles would be appreciated.
Thanks,
CW Propst


grab iron ladders

Clark Propst
 

One of the drawbacks for me is making the grab iron ladders on the ends of USRA style box cars. I looked over my stash of Evergreen styrene strips but didn't see anything I really liked. Any advice for the stiles would be appreciated.
Thanks,
CW Propst


Re: BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Tim O'Connor
 


Michael are you specifically looking for the re-roofed cars with steel running boards per your photo,
or are you looking for cars as originally built with wood running boards (and the original roofs)?

Tim O'Connor



On 4/28/2019 5:40 PM, Michael Gross wrote:
Dear Friends,

I have reached an impasse with modifications to my BLI NYC 7/8 corrugated ends steel boxcar where it concerns the B-end and the lateral running board attachment hardware.  The RTR model is incomplete in those details, and the attached Steam Era Freight Car site photo does not have enough resolution to pick out fine details.

If anyone can lead me to a source of photos for the B-end or the running board attachment hardware, I would be most grateful.  I do not have a copy of Ted Culotta's October, 2006 Essential Freight Cars #24, NYC USRA Design Boxcars, so a PDF copy of that would be appreciated, as well.  One or more of Ted's Speedwitch Media books may have photos of these cars but as I am away from home for several weeks, I am unable to access them.

Thanks, in advance, for any assistance.

Cheers!
 
Michael Gross
On The Road - Lake Tahoe

Attachments:



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Corey Fischer
 

Heres the PDF 

Corey Fischer



On Apr 28, 2019, at 5:49 PM, Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io <mike_schleigh@...> wrote:

I know this does not help on the road Michael, but---

RP CYC 21 likely has all you will need to finish up the BLI NYC cars.

Regards from chilly Western Penna.--Grove City----Mike 'Schleigh



On Sunday, April 28, 2019, 5:40:21 PM EDT, Michael Gross <ActorMichaelGross@...> wrote:


Dear Friends,

I have reached an impasse with modifications to my BLI NYC 7/8 corrugated ends steel boxcar where it concerns the B-end and the lateral running board attachment hardware.  The RTR model is incomplete in those details, and the attached Steam Era Freight Car site photo does not have enough resolution to pick out fine details.

If anyone can lead me to a source of photos for the B-end or the running board attachment hardware, I would be most grateful.  I do not have a copy of Ted Culotta's October, 2006 Essential Freight Cars #24, NYC USRA Design Boxcars, so a PDF copy of that would be appreciated, as well.  One or more of Ted's Speedwitch Media books may have photos of these cars but as I am away from home for several weeks, I am unable to access them.

Thanks, in advance, for any assistance.

Cheers!
 
Michael Gross
On The Road - Lake Tahoe


Re: BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Schleigh Mike
 

I know this does not help on the road Michael, but---

RP CYC 21 likely has all you will need to finish up the BLI NYC cars.

Regards from chilly Western Penna.--Grove City----Mike 'Schleigh



On Sunday, April 28, 2019, 5:40:21 PM EDT, Michael Gross <ActorMichaelGross@...> wrote:


Dear Friends,

I have reached an impasse with modifications to my BLI NYC 7/8 corrugated ends steel boxcar where it concerns the B-end and the lateral running board attachment hardware.  The RTR model is incomplete in those details, and the attached Steam Era Freight Car site photo does not have enough resolution to pick out fine details.

If anyone can lead me to a source of photos for the B-end or the running board attachment hardware, I would be most grateful.  I do not have a copy of Ted Culotta's October, 2006 Essential Freight Cars #24, NYC USRA Design Boxcars, so a PDF copy of that would be appreciated, as well.  One or more of Ted's Speedwitch Media books may have photos of these cars but as I am away from home for several weeks, I am unable to access them.

Thanks, in advance, for any assistance.

Cheers!
 
Michael Gross
On The Road - Lake Tahoe


BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Michael Gross
 

Dear Friends,

I have reached an impasse with modifications to my BLI NYC 7/8 corrugated ends steel boxcar where it concerns the B-end and the lateral running board attachment hardware.  The RTR model is incomplete in those details, and the attached Steam Era Freight Car site photo does not have enough resolution to pick out fine details.

If anyone can lead me to a source of photos for the B-end or the running board attachment hardware, I would be most grateful.  I do not have a copy of Ted Culotta's October, 2006 Essential Freight Cars #24, NYC USRA Design Boxcars, so a PDF copy of that would be appreciated, as well.  One or more of Ted's Speedwitch Media books may have photos of these cars but as I am away from home for several weeks, I am unable to access them.

Thanks, in advance, for any assistance.

Cheers!
 
Michael Gross
On The Road - Lake Tahoe


Re: CNW gondola underside

Rod Miller
 

On 4/28/19 8:03 AM, gary laakso wrote:
Here is a CNW gondola tossed in a derailment:
https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-ps7B49v/A
Gary Laakso
Northwest of Mike Brock
Wonderful photo. About a dozen clicks of the arrow at
the right of the image will take you to several views
of drop bottom gons, mostly western roads.

--
Rod Miller
Handcraftsman
===
Custom 2-rail O Scale Models: Drives,
Repairs, Steam Loco Building, More
http://www.rodmiller.com


CNW gondola underside

gary laakso
 

Here is a CNW gondola tossed in a derailment:

 

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-ps7B49v/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Re: Details On The Road

Robert J. Amsler, Jr.
 

Wonderful detail.

 

 

Robert J. Amsler, Jr.

514 Dover Place

Saint Louis, Missouri 63111

(314) 606-6118  (Telephone)

(314) 754-2688  (Facsimile)

MPFan1@...

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Gross
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:03 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Details On The Road

 

Seems I get more modeling done in hotel rooms than at home.  One of the easiest projects on the road is adding small details, with a few parts and minimal tools.  The new door handles on this BLI NYC boxcar are a perfect example, with the molded handles replaced with flattened .008 brass rod.  It's a trifle "fiddley" as the flattened brass is quite delicate, but it makes for a lovely detail.  I did not use phosphor bronze as the harder wire was more resistant to being "squashed."
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA


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