Date   
Roommate wanted for Lisle RPM meet.

Jared Harper
 

I am looking for someone to share a room at the Lisle RPM meet in October.  Any takers?

Jared Harper
Athens, GA

Re: Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

Penny Simunic
 

Has anyone tried a kit from model tech studios?
Just purchased a soda fountain kit with no instructions.
Do I treat it as a resin or plastic for painting?
Thanks in advance.
RonS

Re: Metal Wheels

Tim O'Connor
 

Make friends with someone who can get you a deep discount :-) and buy
wheels in BULK.

My club for many years ordered wholesale quantities of cars and parts
from vendors at wholesale prices, so club members got deep discounts.
I'm sure we're not unique.

On 8/3/2019 10:44 AM, Barry Kenner wrote:
Hello Group,
      I would like to replace most if not all of my plastic wheels , and change out for metal. For starters I have over 100 hoppers. That is 400 wheels. Would like to hear recommendations of what other members have done. Thanks,Barry
--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

Re: Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

Tim O'Connor
 


How about this one?



On 8/2/2019 9:48 PM, rwitt_2000 via Groups.Io wrote:
Another RI  one.


The B&O did COFC using the O-27 gondola. I have a diagram, but no photo.

Bob Witt

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

Tim O'Connor
 

Dale

There are TWO cars in the 93600 to 93649 series in the 1959 ORER.
But there is no "asterisk" or other indication that this is a new
entry in the ORER, so they could be earlier than 1959.

By 1963 there are 13 50-2-IL cars listed, 93550 to 93599 (11 cars)
and 93600 and 93601 (2 cars).

I have no photos of the 93550 or 93600 series, so they may be rebuilds
of older cars like the 50 ft composite gondolas of the 1930's.

The 93700 series is not listed in 1959. By 1963 there were 234 cars
in series 93702 to 93936. Cars 93700 and 93701 were 70 ton capacity
TOFC flats but otherwise are the same as the others.

Tim O'Connor







On 8/2/2019 3:56 PM, dale florence via Groups.Io wrote:
Tim, 

I have one question, do you know the date these cars built, or rebuilt?

Dale Florence








On Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:21:11 AM EDT, dale florence via Groups.Io <dwwesley@...> wrote:


Tim,

Thank you for the R. I. Gondola TOFC Cars.  I am guessing that the car you built was from a Tichey  war emergency car. Looks very good.

Thanks for the pictures
Dale Florence


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Monon

Armand Premo
 

Thank you.  .Armand Premo

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On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 12:19 PM william darnaby <wdarnaby@...> wrote:
If you mean "The Hoosier Line" on the light grey...yes it was gray... band across the top of boxcars, that would be 1952.

Bill Darnaby




On Saturday, August 3, 2019, 09:47:35 AM CDT, Armand Premo <arm.p.prem@...> wrote:


When did the Monon adopt the "Banner Lettering " on their freight cars? Armand Premo

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Re: Photo: Heavy Duty Milwaukee Road Flat Car 601051

Tim O'Connor
 


I remember Trains magazine ran BC op-ed newspaper cartoons from that era
that were pretty funny.


On 8/2/2019 2:40 PM, Tom Madden via Groups.Io wrote:
On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 11:20 AM, Doug Polinder wrote:
There are lots of pulp mills in Prince George, so a good possibility this was going via PGE through North Vancouver.
The OP said it's a 1956 photo. When did PGE complete the line to North Vancouver? I remember a TRAINS article from the late '50s - early '60s regarding the hullabaloo that ensued when PGE decided to complete the line to N.V., disturbing a number of adjacent residents whose construction had encroached on what they assumed was an abandoned ROW.

Tom Madden

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

rwitt_2000
 

Found a very poor photo, - Bob Witt

Re: Monon

william darnaby
 

If you mean "The Hoosier Line" on the light grey...yes it was gray... band across the top of boxcars, that would be 1952.

Bill Darnaby




On Saturday, August 3, 2019, 09:47:35 AM CDT, Armand Premo <arm.p.prem@...> wrote:


When did the Monon adopt the "Banner Lettering " on their freight cars? Armand Premo

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Re: Metal Wheels

Jon Miller
 

On 8/3/2019 8:24 AM, Douglas Harding wrote:
often find them for $79-$84 at train shows.

Google is your friend;

(https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/intermountain-ho-40055-33-all-brass-insulated-wheelsets-100-bulk-pack/?ne_ppc_id=1079742151&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3vW5jIrn4wIVkICfCh1PrwMkEAQYASABEgKs2vD_BwE). 

    You might also think about if you want to use code .88 if you are doing a mass conversion. 

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Re: Metal Wheels

James SANDIFER
 

I purchase Intermountain wheels in 100 packs. Since you are replacing them all, decide now whether you want scale width or traditional width.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry Kenner
Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:45 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Metal Wheels

 

Hello Group,
      I would like to replace most if not all of my plastic wheels , and change out for metal. For starters I have over 100 hoppers. That is 400 wheels. Would like to hear recommendations of what other members have done. Thanks,Barry 

Re: Drawing Help

Charlie Vlk
 

All
What Nelson meant to say was Phase I had rhe air intakes for the  radiator on the sides of the hood instead of one on the ends.
The frame and step locations also were different.
Charlie Vlk

On Aug 2, 2019 5:21 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

Be sure to check the phase for your model. For example, the phase 1 builds bought by the CB&Q did not have the radiator grills. What I’m saying is that this drawing may not be correct for the prototype you wish to model.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eric Bergh
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 3:45 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Drawing Help

 

Here ya go... Hope this helps, -Eric


Omaha Road Express Boxcar near Ogden, UT

gary laakso
 

It is shown in 1946 outside of Ogden, UT, still with its Allied Full Cushion Trucks:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1946-Ogden/i-VG5DH3V/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

Re: Metal Wheels

Douglas Harding
 

Benny I’m in HO with about 450 cars on the layout. I have settled on the Intermountain metal wheel sets as my standard. They come with metal axles with needle point ends. While many use Kadee, I have replaced all my Kadee wheelsets because they have plastic axles and don’t roll near as nice as the Intermountains. The same with the PK2 from Lifelike/Walthers. Many also like the Rebox wheelsets because of the multiple choices in axle length, which had the metal axle with needle point ends, but they appear to no longer be available.

 

As for price: you can get the Intermountain in bulk packs containing a 100 wheelsets. Retail is $99, but I often find them for $79-$84 at train shows. Yes a chunk of money when changing out a whole fleet. But if the end it has been worth it.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry Kenner
Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:45 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Metal Wheels

 

Hello Group,
      I would like to replace most if not all of my plastic wheels , and change out for metal. For starters I have over 100 hoppers. That is 400 wheels. Would like to hear recommendations of what other members have done. Thanks,Barry 

Monon

Armand Premo
 

When did the Monon adopt the "Banner Lettering " on their freight cars? Armand Premo

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Re: Metal Wheels

Paul Doggett
 

I have always replaced them as I put stock into service they way it doesn’t hurt as much .

Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 3 Aug 2019, at 15:44, Barry Kenner <hoboborr@...> wrote:

Hello Group,
      I would like to replace most if not all of my plastic wheels , and change out for metal. For starters I have over 100 hoppers. That is 400 wheels. Would like to hear recommendations of what other members have done. Thanks,Barry 

Metal Wheels

Barry Kenner
 

Hello Group,
      I would like to replace most if not all of my plastic wheels , and change out for metal. For starters I have over 100 hoppers. That is 400 wheels. Would like to hear recommendations of what other members have done. Thanks,Barry 

Re: Another HD flat

StephenK
 

Athearn made a blue box kit of a similar car many moons ago.   They produced a couple of RTR runs  of it, but none for about ten years or so.   And, of course, I have no info as to how accurate a model it was.....

Steve Kay

Re: Drawing Help

earlyrail
 

Sorry, looks like I sold them all a few years ago.

Howard Garner

Re: Another HD flat

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

Indeed, "outside of this group’s realm", and I mostly agree with you about Palomar. However, don’t sell it short … it was a fair site when first built … not at all currently. Still, for MANY years it was the world’s premier telescope, and contributed greatly to our understanding of the universe. Also, as I understand it, the Russian 236” telescope was troubled mostly by its alt-azimuth mount. The technology of the time was not up to that task. Nowadays most all big telescopes use such a mount, so the Russian giant was too far ahead of its time. And yes, it did have optical problems  from its huge one-piece mirror.

Someday I’d like to visit Mauna Kea and see the Keck telescopes. The largest I’ve ever worked with was a 52”, though I’ve observed through a 72”, and own a (somewhat) portable 18” equatorial.

Dan Mitchell
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On Aug 2, 2019, at 7:45 PM, David Soderblom <drs@...> wrote:

This is outside of this group’s realm,