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Re: Who besides Yarmouth Makes a Carmer Lever Etching

Tim O'Connor
 


Free State made the best etched Carmer levers - not simply blobby shapes.



On 5/24/2019 5:57 PM, Ken Adams wrote:
After a private exchange with Pierre, it turns out none of the Carmer lever etchings he currently offers closely matches the Carmer levers as used on my ex D&RGW, Ex USN boxcar. Levers closely matching the ones I need were included with Westerfield's SP B-50-15 kit but a check of the Westerfield website does not show these offered as a separately available part. Does anyone have any other suggestions

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


NYC X29

Brian Carlson
 

Does anyone know the arrangement of the AB brake system the NYC Lot 504-B 100 X29 cars. I’d like to build one up to mess with my Pennsy friends. :)

I only have the one photo from RP CYC 18.

Brian J. Carlson


Re: Who besides Yarmouth Makes a Carmer Lever Etching

Spen Kellogg <spninetynine@...>
 

On 5/24/2019 3:57 PM, Ken Adams wrote:
After a private exchange with Pierre, it turns out none of the Carmer lever etchings he currently offers closely matches the Carmer levers as used on my ex D&RGW, Ex USN boxcar. Levers closely matching the ones I need were included with Westerfield's SP B-50-15 kit but a check of the Westerfield website does not show these offered as a separately available part. Does anyone have any other suggestions


Ken,

Plano also does Carmer cut levers:

http://www.planomodelproducts.com/coupbar_scq.html

Last item on the page.

Good luck.

Spen Kellogg


Want Item

George Corral
 

Does anyone have a January 2012 Railroad Model Craftsman magazine you can send my way.  All offers considered. Respond to aileron44ATgmailDOTcom

Thanks a bunch,

George Corral


Who besides Yarmouth Makes a Carmer Lever Etching

Ken Adams
 

After a private exchange with Pierre, it turns out none of the Carmer lever etchings he currently offers closely matches the Carmer levers as used on my ex D&RGW, Ex USN boxcar. Levers closely matching the ones I need were included with Westerfield's SP B-50-15 kit but a check of the Westerfield website does not show these offered as a separately available part. Does anyone have any other suggestions


housekeeping

Jon Miller
 

        I found some slides from long ago, most on Kodachrome.  I took them to Costco this morning to get a DVD of them.  Quite a few from Eugene Oregon when I was a teen and I used to sit and watch the hump yard.  In those days one could wander around the yard with no one bothering you.

    Some of the Empire Builder around the same period.  Maybe one or two.  When I get the DVD and can identify them better will post.  Is there any interest in the slides?

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


Re: Removing car numbers on Walthers cars.

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

I use one of these. If the printing still resists, I use an ink eraser. The erasers that come with this are for pencil marks.

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Peter Ness <prness@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:24 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Removing car numbers on Walthers cars.

 

[Edited Message Follows]

In ancient times when dinosaurs ruled the earth I saw a cave painting or stone tablet showing a modeler using a typewriter correction pencil - not the round wheel type - complete with brush on the opposite end, to remove lettering "printed" (I don't think it was heat stamped) from a freight car side. My Mom gave me such an eraser pencil she brought home for work and I tried it with Micro-sol as a cutting medium and it worked like a charm. About a decade or so ago, I lost my typewriter eraser in a house move. At that time I searched for a reasonable alternative and came across the Faber Castell 7056 eraser stick - they produce a couple of different flavors, but this one has the pink-colored eraser material that reminded me of my old one.

I put some Micro-sol over the area I want to remove and have a go at it. Usually I am done with one area in 10 minutes or less.The "erased" surface is clean, glossy and ready for decals.  I have used this on old, enamel or lacquer-painted models as well as new acrylic and "ink-based" painted models with equal success. I sharpen the point when working on a model with lettering next to ribs or bracing, otherwise it only gets sharpened if the tip gets "gunked up". A broad, dull tip covers more surface area so removal goes faster.  

(whoops! forgot to sign)
Peter Ness


Re: Wanting to buy!

pennsylvania1954
 

Pierre--Red Caboose ATSF but it is a kit. Currently on Ebay, 303156857803.
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Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: Removing car numbers on Walthers cars.

Chuck Cover
 

I have been using Solvaset and a toothpick for as long as I can remember.  Put a puddle of Solvaset onto the lettering that you want removed, let it sit for a few minutes and then start scratching it off with the toothpick.  The toothpick will not damage the finish but as the Solvaset begins to soften the lettering it begins to come off.  I repeat this procedure a couple of times until the lettering is gone.  I reletter/renumber over the spot and weather.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM


Photos: Loads & Loading

Bob Chaparro
 

Several photos from the Portal To Texas History website. These can be enlarged.

Steam Boiler Parts Load

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth860952/?q=Train

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth860992/?q=Train

Loading Corn

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160009/?q=Train

Cotton Load (Poor Quality)

https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth610739/m1/1/?q=Train

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Removing car numbers on Walthers cars.

Peter Ness
 
Edited

In ancient times when dinosaurs ruled the earth I saw a cave painting or stone tablet showing a modeler using a typewriter correction pencil - not the round wheel type - complete with brush on the opposite end, to remove lettering "printed" (I don't think it was heat stamped) from a freight car side. My Mom gave me such an eraser pencil she brought home for work and I tried it with Micro-sol as a cutting medium and it worked like a charm. About a decade or so ago, I lost my typewriter eraser in a house move. At that time I searched for a reasonable alternative and came across the Faber Castell 7056 eraser stick - they produce a couple of different flavors, but this one has the pink-colored eraser material that reminded me of my old one.

I put some Micro-sol over the area I want to remove and have a go at it. Usually I am done with one area in 10 minutes or less.The "erased" surface is clean, glossy and ready for decals.  I have used this on old, enamel or lacquer-painted models as well as new acrylic and "ink-based" painted models with equal success. I sharpen the point when working on a model with lettering next to ribs or bracing, otherwise it only gets sharpened if the tip gets "gunked up". A broad, dull tip covers more surface area so removal goes faster.  

(whoops! forgot to sign)
Peter Ness


Re: DL&W 40' Rebuilt Automobile Boxcars were they ever converted to Auto Parts ?

al.kresse <water.kresse@...>
 

I remember Gen Motors had Framingham, MA, and Wilmington, DE, assembly plants while there were separate chassis and bodies.


Al Kresse

On May 24, 2019 at 12:18 PM "Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io" <mike_schleigh@...> wrote:

 
Hello Group!

According to the 1952 issue of the DL&W's equipment diagrams, pages 15-16A, nearly 300 cars were still in service.  These were equipped with Evans Loaders.  The Erie Lackawanna RR Hist. Soc. has reprints of these diagrams.

Regards from sunny Grove City in western Penna----Mike Schleigh


On Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:04:27 AM EDT, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:


No 1948 but Westerfield site shows both 1945 and 1950 available as a DVD.

Bill Welch


 


 


Re: DL&W 40' Rebuilt Automobile Boxcars were they ever converted to Auto Parts ?

al.kresse <water.kresse@...>
 

Which auto company's plants were supported by the DL&W?

On May 24, 2019 at 12:18 PM "Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io" <mike_schleigh@...> wrote:

 
Hello Group!

According to the 1952 issue of the DL&W's equipment diagrams, pages 15-16A, nearly 300 cars were still in service.  These were equipped with Evans Loaders.  The Erie Lackawanna RR Hist. Soc. has reprints of these diagrams.

Regards from sunny Grove City in western Penna----Mike Schleigh


On Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:04:27 AM EDT, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:


No 1948 but Westerfield site shows both 1945 and 1950 available as a DVD.

Bill Welch


 


 


Re: DL&W 40' Rebuilt Automobile Boxcars were they ever converted to Auto Parts ?

Schleigh Mike
 

Hello Group!

According to the 1952 issue of the DL&W's equipment diagrams, pages 15-16A, nearly 300 cars were still in service.  These were equipped with Evans Loaders.  The Erie Lackawanna RR Hist. Soc. has reprints of these diagrams.

Regards from sunny Grove City in western Penna----Mike Schleigh


On Friday, May 24, 2019, 11:04:27 AM EDT, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:


No 1948 but Westerfield site shows both 1945 and 1950 available as a DVD.

Bill Welch


Re: MILW & NP log trains

Gene Deimling
 

The NP skeleton cars shown in the pictures and plan had a steel center sill. The railroad shops decided to leave them to keep the car together.

Gene Deimling


Re: DL&W 40' Rebuilt Automobile Boxcars were they ever converted to Auto Parts ?

Bill Welch
 

No 1948 but Westerfield site shows both 1945 and 1950 available as a DVD.

Bill Welch


Re: DL&W 40' Rebuilt Automobile Boxcars were they ever converted to Auto Parts ?

Guy Wilber
 

Eric, 

The cars are included within the 11300-11599 series in October, 1950.  All were equipped with Type “E” Evans Auto Loaders with 12 floor tie down chain tubes, or a combination of tubes and internal floor “U” brackets.  The cars had the same configuration in January of 1945...I would “guess” that the Loaders were upgraded from an earlier loader design as the “E” was not available when they were rebuilt in 1935-37.  They were likely upgraded prior to WW II, but I can’t confirm that.  There’s a chance those loaders were changed near the end of the War as the Type “E” design was a common install for 40 foot auto cars.

Mike Delvechio would be your definitive source.

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada




On May 24, 2019, at 7:05 AM, Eric Thur <prrtrainguy@...> wrote:

I am trying to get information on DL&W  11500 series Auto Boxcars re-built 35-37. These cars had Auto Racks installed when built, but my question is, Were the Auto racks ever removed and the cars used for Auto Parts loads?  If so, what year were the Auto Racks removed? Were Parts racks installed?  Did the ""AUTOMOBILE"  lettering get painted out at any point or  did it remain? I was interested in Building Yarmouth Kit  YMW-115, but want to build a late 1940's version.  The Kit is lettered " As Built" Mid-1930's. I am unable to find any photo's of this car later than 1939 on line, so I have no idea what lettering scheme these cars had 1940-1950.

 Any Information would help,

 Thank You

 Eric Thur


Re: DL&W 40' Rebuilt Automobile Boxcars were they ever converted to Auto Parts ?

Eric Thur
 

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 07:21 AM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Ben,
 Can you point me in the direction where to get an ORER for 1948?

Eric


Re: DL&W 40' Rebuilt Automobile Boxcars were they ever converted to Auto Parts ?

Benjamin Hom
 

Eric Thur asked:
"I am trying to get information on DL&W 11500 series Auto Boxcars re-built 35-37. These cars had Auto Racks installed when built, but my question is, Were the Auto racks ever removed and the cars used for Auto Parts loads?  If so, what year were the Auto Racks removed? Were Parts racks installed?  Did the ""AUTOMOBILE"  lettering get painted out at any point or  did it remain? I was interested in Building Yarmouth Kit  YMW-115, but want to build a late 1940's version.  The Kit is lettered " As Built" Mid-1930's. I am unable to find any photo's of this car later than 1939 on line, so I have no idea what lettering scheme these cars had 1940-1950."

To verify special handling equipment, get an ORER for the time you wish to model and consult the notes section in the DL&W listings for that car series.


Ben Hom


Re: Removing car numbers on Walthers cars.

 

Currently on Facebook, there is a guy that replaced the lettering on a Walthers SOO caboose using Solvaset and a pink eraser. Said it takes about an hour per side to remove the lettering. This method looks to work well.
 
As far as using Scalecoat wash, I'd be very hesitant doing that. You'll probably be taking off a layer of paint as well.
 
Dave Strahlendorf
Erlanger, Ky