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Photo: CP Boxcar 242550

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CP Boxcar 242550

An end shot with very clear detail:

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-28-19/X7177.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: B&O M55 A and B boxcars

rwitt_2000
 

Steve,

Bob's Photo has some photos and there are construction photos at the Pullman Museum site. The link are in the attached word document.

Regards,

Bob Witt


B&O M55 A and B boxcars

Steve and Barb Hile
 

I am looking for a photo or two of these cars, built in 1941, 900 with original Duryea underframes and 100 with improved Duryea underframes.  Any pointers would be appreciated.
 
Happy Independence Day!!
 
Steve Hile


For Sale: Westerfield X23 box car HO

Matthew Hurst
 

(Admin take down if not allowed)

Folks,

I have a Westerfield kit # 10003 X23 box car Original ( Cumberland Valley( and PRR decals)) unbuilt for sale.

Asking $35.00 plus shipping.  Any one interested... contact me OFF LIST at handbt33@...  to arrange payment.

Thank you for your time.

Matthew Hurst


Re: New England Rail Service Pullman Sun Room windows No. 205

Matthew Hurst
 

Don,

Me too.... handbt33@...

I am need of Pullman Parts.

Thank you,

Matthew Hurst



On July 3, 2019, at 3:24 PM, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:


Don, If you are out there and have these please contact me at;
srrfan1401@...
Thanks
Fenton Wells


New England Rail Service Pullman Sun Room windows No. 205

O Fenton Wells
 

Don, If you are out there and have these please contact me at;
srrfan1401@...
Thanks
Fenton Wells


Re: [Proto-Layouts] Upcoming RPM events

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Eric,

 

               You could update your blog (if desired) to show that Prototype Rails will be on January 9 – 11, 2020 in Cocoa Beach, FL.

 

               Thanks for including Protoype Rails in your list!

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff Aley

Clinic Chairman,

PR’20

 

From: Proto-Layouts@groups.io [mailto:Proto-Layouts@groups.io] On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 5:52 AM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io; ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io; PlasticFreightCarBuiilders@groups.io; Proto-Layouts@groups.io
Subject: [Proto-Layouts] Upcoming RPM events

 

After your work day, lawn work, grillin', and chillin' by the pool, check out the summary of upcoming RPM meets on the latest RCW blog post. Or, check it out during lunch and make your plans to attend an upcoming RPM.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/2019-rpm-updates/

 

 

Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Upcoming RPM events

Eric Hansmann
 

After your work day, lawn work, grillin', and chillin' by the pool, check out the summary of upcoming RPM meets on the latest RCW blog post. Or, check it out during lunch and make your plans to attend an upcoming RPM.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/2019-rpm-updates/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

Ross Dando
 


I have one that was found about 20 years ago as a shingle. We had a large PFE yard in Nampa. There was a guy who must have worked for the railroad or bought them as scrap. There was an entire barn roof made from PFE and SP heralds. Wish I could have gotten one of each. 

Ross Dando

Meridian, Idaho



Re: Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

steve_wintner
 

True, it probably was 1/16 or something. But sometimes things need a little exaggeration to "look right", especially under a coat of paint and weathering. A little.

I've tried using thin brass, thin styrene, and paper stiffened with CA to represent varies bit n bob's that were likely 1/4 or less in real life. I feel .010 styrene is a bit much.

Other modellers get very excited about the boards on a boxcar being represented by grooves, or real woods grain being out of scale (and they do have a point, sometimes).

I'm happy with how that thin brass turned out in that case - I didn't like the idea at first but gave it a try. Your mileage may vary of course. 


Re: Soo Line Box Car 45398

Tim O'Connor
 


This was an accident on King's Highway (?) in St Louis, October 15, 1954




On 7/2/2019 12:25 AM, Jack Mullen wrote:
On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 07:52 PM, Charles Peck wrote:
Does anyone know the story behind the Soo Line car out in the street with one truck almost out and the other shoved up way under?
The displaced trucks are suggestive of a car that's gone over a bumping post or other end-of-track obstacle.

Jack Mullen

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Soo Line Box Car 45398

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Lester,

The FR body with the "banana-taper ends" is more or less correct for Soo 46700-47698 (even numbers only) built by Soo in 1956, and 47700-48298 (again, even only) built by Soo in 1957. The cars should have 8-rung ladders. There is a photo of one in MW service in Ed Hawkins' article in the July 1999 RMJ.

I have one built from the FR body lettered with Champ decals, and what I think were Tichy 8-rung ladders. Someday I will replace the running boards with something better.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 7/2/19 8:16 AM, Lester Breuer wrote:
On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 09:10 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:
As this Soo car was a Front Range 40' car, notice it had, as all of those F.R. cars had, 1955 Banana taper improved Dreadnaught ends. ......So any car being modeled with a build date precedeing 1955 would have the wrong ends with this car.
Andy I was aware when I upgraded this car as the previous upgraded one based on photos that it should have dreadnaught ends of “rolling pin” design which are quite visible in the photo of Soo Line photo 45450 making the cars upgraded  “stand ins.”  I still have a couple of kits in inventory to build.  My question, “If you were to cut the ends off and replace them, whose commercial ends could be used?  And, whose would you use?”
Lester Breuer




 
 


Re: Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

Tony Thompson
 

I base my one car on Thompson et al 😉 page 114, R-40-2 70067 at Roseville in March 1944 with the full realization that the car might be at Roseville, getting the placards removed.

   Of course, I didn't say they were NON-EXISTENT in your year. They were, of course, not placards but what PFE called medallions.

Tony


Re: ALTERED USRA SINGLE SHEATH BOXCAR PHOTOS

Patrick Wade
 

I drilled completely into the photo and the caption at the top reads Southern Pacific Transportation Company 1942.

Pat Wade
Santa Barbara, CA

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 10:09 AM WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:
There was a post last week that featured an attachment of Mid Century Boxcars And Models.
Included in this attachment is a photo of an altered Delaware And Hudson car.  This is a car that is in my "Half Completed" stash.  The altered part is the addition of a Viking roof.  I started this car from one of Ted's Essential Freight Car series.

I would like to obtain a print of this photo.  I was unable to extract the photo from the attachment.
Any suggestion for getting a print of this photo?

Bill Pardie



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>
Date: 7/1/19 4:11 PM (GMT-10:00)
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

0.005" brass sheet. Etching is being considered as you can get the exact edge needed. Cutting it is too difficult for my big hands and weakening eyes 😉


Regards,

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL




From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2019 8:27 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer
 

Won't it have to be incredibly thin? Almost like a foil thickness. But rigid too.



On 7/1/2019 7:46 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:

R-40-2 or R-40-4... model in HO with the Tichy car.  I'm working on etching the shield to recreate these cars.


Regards,

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL




From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...>
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2019 5:02 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer
 

Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

Looks like this is one of the metal shields that was screwed or bolted on to the reefer car side:

https://www.facebook.com/Radio.WW2/photos/a.2031299693782683/2031307443781908/?type=3&theater

WW2 RADIO added a new photo.

The hood over the tender's rear light probably makes this a World War II era photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: What Is Going On In This Photo?

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Can anyone explain what we see here?
I see ice blocks and crates on a conveyor and possibly one or both being loaded into refrigerator cars. Is there any more to this?
Can anyone identify the location?

    I don't know the location, but the ice and produce together might well mean that this particular packer will also fill the car's ice bunker  (unusual) or, as Bruce Smith noted, is going to crush the ice for top icing. The ice blocks might also be destined to be packed among the crates in the interior, called "body icing" in the tariff.

Tony Thompson




Re: ALTERED USRA SINGLE SHEATH BOXCAR PHOTOS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

There was a post last week that featured an attachment of Mid Century Boxcars And Models.
Included in this attachment is a photo of an altered Delaware And Hudson car.  This is a car that is in my "Half Completed" stash.  The altered part is the addition of a Viking roof.  I started this car from one of Ted's Essential Freight Car series.

I would like to obtain a print of this photo.  I was unable to extract the photo from the attachment.
Any suggestion for getting a print of this photo?

Bill Pardie



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------
From: Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>
Date: 7/1/19 4:11 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

0.005" brass sheet. Etching is being considered as you can get the exact edge needed. Cutting it is too difficult for my big hands and weakening eyes 😉


Regards,

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL




From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2019 8:27 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer
 

Won't it have to be incredibly thin? Almost like a foil thickness. But rigid too.



On 7/1/2019 7:46 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:

R-40-2 or R-40-4... model in HO with the Tichy car.  I'm working on etching the shield to recreate these cars.


Regards,

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL




From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...>
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2019 5:02 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer
 

Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

Looks like this is one of the metal shields that was screwed or bolted on to the reefer car side:

https://www.facebook.com/Radio.WW2/photos/a.2031299693782683/2031307443781908/?type=3&theater

WW2 RADIO added a new photo.

The hood over the tender's rear light probably makes this a World War II era photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: What Is Going On In This Photo?

Bruce Smith
 

Bob,

What’s to explain? This is a typical packing house operation with what appear to be crates of produce on a conveyor system for loading (given the SP location) into the refrigerator cars. You can also see block ice on what appears to be an ice conveyor between the crate conveyor and the building. This could be fed to crushing machines for blowing crushed ice on top of the loads for “top icing”, or there could be elevators to take this up to roof level to top off the bunker ice. It looks like there is a pipe into the 4th car, which would be for top icing.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

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




On Jul 2, 2019, at 11:15 AM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Can anyone explain what we see here?
I see ice blocks and crates on a conveyor and possibly one or both being loaded into refrigerator cars. Is there any more to this?
Can anyone identify the location?
Thanks.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


What Is Going On In This Photo?

Bob Chaparro
 

Can anyone explain what we see here?

https://www.facebook.com/Radio.WW2/photos/a.2031299693782683/2031308417115144/?type=3&theater

I see ice blocks and crates on a conveyor and possibly one or both being loaded into refrigerator cars. Is there any more to this?

Can anyone identify the location?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

In addition, there was a need for scrap steel during WW2.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tony Thompson <tony@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 10:10 AM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

 

Bob Witt wrote:



Could some event like WWII have delayed the pace of their removal?

 

    The PFE Car Dept. person I interviewed said  it was done pretty rapidly because it was perceived as a safety issue. Remember, almost every empty PFE westward car moved through a PFE shop before reloading, making it practical to do something like this quickly.

 

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


Re: Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer

Bruce Smith
 

I base my one car on Thompson et al 😉 page 114, R-40-2 70067 at Roseville in March 1944 with the full realization that the car might be at Roseville, getting the placards removed.


Regards,
Bruce 
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tony Thompson <tony@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:10 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Metal Shield On PFE Reefer
 
Bob Witt wrote:

Could some event like WWII have delayed the pace of their removal?

    The PFE Car Dept. person I interviewed said  it was done pretty rapidly because it was perceived as a safety issue. Remember, almost every empty PFE westward car moved through a PFE shop before reloading, making it practical to do something like this quickly.

Tony Thompson