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Re: An update from Yarmouth Model Works

Tim O'Connor
 

fyi

On 8/9/2019 7:19 PM, Pierre Oliver wrote:
Well that's the first image to pop up with a Superior door.
Figures

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

On 8/09/19 6:57 p.m., David via Groups.Io wrote:
I trust the 49000-series B-5 will come with the Superior door option?

https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=19398

David Thompson
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

Re: An update from Yarmouth Model Works

Tim O'Connor
 


I love the B-5 too, although I hesitate to call it the most homely. There
are plenty of candidates for that title! :-D

Photos shows the B-5's with at least FIVE different trucks

1. Buckeye, that Pierre mentioned (date 1956)
2. Allied Full Cushion (1951)
3. National Type B (date 1959)
4. AAR trucks - no spring plank, widely spaced two front springs (1942 builder, etc)
5. AAR trucks - no spring plank, three front springs (1941 builder)

Tim



On 8/9/2019 10:14 AM, James Brewer wrote:
Like Bill, I am excited and glad and N&W B-5 boxcar is being done....but I think it is beautiful, not homely! LOL!  The other kits look great as well.  Thanks for doing all of these cars.

Jim Brewer

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 8:26 AM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:
Very excited about the N&W B5, arguably the most homely boxcar ever built. thank you for doing them Pierre.

Bill Welch


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

An update from Yarmouth Model Works

David
 

It's OK; he'd have to produce a photo of it in service colors, not the builder's whitewash.
Lol, here you go:
https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns2910

David Thompson

An update from Yarmouth Model Works

David
 

Yeah, I think it does.?? End drawing for 49500-49999 here:
https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=20569

Compare to 48000-48999:
https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=4113

David Thompson

Re: Railway express agency (was LCL)

roy wojahn <zuch2rew@...>
 

My only experience with REA was when I shipped my belongings from Ames, Iowa to Southern California.  My question is since C&NW at that time had no passenger service to Ames would a truck take it to Des Moines and then route it via the Rock Island to Kansas City and then Rock Island/ Espee to Los Angeles?  As passenger service disappeared did REA trucking become more common?

Re: An update from Yarmouth Model Works

mopacfirst
 

Different issue -- does this car have a steeper roof slope than normal?  Or is that an illusion?

Ron Merick

An update from Yarmouth Model Works

David
 

It was on the last 50 cars; here are some general drawings:

https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=5708
https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=5709

David Thompson

Re: An update from Yarmouth Model Works

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

It's OK; he'd have to produce a photo of it in service colors, not the builder's whitewash. Otherwise, he'd have to model it in whitewash. LOL!


Thanks!
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Brian Ehni


On 8/9/19, 6:19 PM, "Pierre Oliver" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io on behalf of pierre.oliver@...> wrote:

Well that's the first image to pop up with a Superior door.
Figures

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

On 8/09/19 6:57 p.m., David via Groups.Io wrote:
> I trust the 49000-series B-5 will come with the Superior door option?
>
> https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=19398
>
> David Thompson
>
>
>
>

Re: Rib Side Cars

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

Thanks, everyone! I have all the RP CYCs and never thought to look in there! Don’t mind me; I’ll be beating myself with a virtual switch (not a turnout).

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Curt Fortenberry <curtfortenberry@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:24 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rib Side Cars

 


Agree with David, per RP cyc Vol 13, the best source out there in print for rib side cars, that's the series for Automobile Cars with large end doors.  Sadly no photo of that series in the article.

Curt Fortenberry

Re: Rib Side Cars

Curt Fortenberry
 


Agree with David, per RP cyc Vol 13, the best source out there in print for rib side cars, that's the series for Automobile Cars with large end doors.  Sadly no photo of that series in the article.

Curt Fortenberry

Re: An update from Yarmouth Model Works

Pierre Oliver
 

Well that's the first image to pop up with a Superior door.
Figures

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com

On 8/09/19 6:57 p.m., David via Groups.Io wrote:
I trust the 49000-series B-5 will come with the Superior door option?

https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=19398

David Thompson


An update from Yarmouth Model Works

David
 

I trust the 49000-series B-5 will come with the Superior door option?

https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=19398

David Thompson

Rib Side Cars

David
 

I???ve just put together kit # 5351, a 50??? car with shorts ribs, 15??? doors, and large ends doors.

Looks like 15500-15749 is your series.

David Thompson

Re: Rib Side Cars

anthony wagner
 

Brian, I can not supply a photo but according to my 1-1-50 ORER the only all steel 50'6" IL MILW box cars  with 15' side doors and full end doors were in number series 15500-15749. There were 249 cars in that series still in service at that time. If your decal sheet says BLT 47 those cars would have existed on 1-1-50.  MILW had other series of 50' steel cars with full end doors but they all had 12' side doors which is not what you have. The ORER only gives dimensions of the cars listed and no information about appearance. Hope this helps, Tony Wagner

On Friday, August 9, 2019, 4:27:10 PM CDT, BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:


I’ve just put together kit # 5351, a 50’ car with shorts ribs, 15’ doors, and large ends doors. I cannot find a photo of this car either on my computer or online. What’s an appropriate number, given the blt date on the supplied decals is 2-47 and reweigh is 5-51?

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

Rib Side Cars

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

I’ve just put together kit # 5351, a 50’ car with shorts ribs, 15’ doors, and large ends doors. I cannot find a photo of this car either on my computer or online. What’s an appropriate number, given the blt date on the supplied decals is 2-47 and reweigh is 5-51?

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

Re: Railway express agency (was LCL)

Alex Huff
 

The REA commission revenue a local railroad freight agent received was a consideration when bidding to hold a particular station.  A PRR agent, who never had the seniority to hold the job, told me about a highly desirable one, Harbor Springs, MI.  On the end of a short branch, which connected at Petoskey, MI, there was quite a bit of traffic of people able to spend summers in the cooler climate near the top of Michigan's Lower Peninsula next to Lake Michigan.  This was in the days before air conditioning.  Seasonal stores catering to higher end clientele expressed unsold inventory to a sister store in Florida for the winter season.  Several baggage cars were placed at the depot to handle the business.
           

Re: Railway express agency (was LCL)

s shaffer
 

Bob Webber writes:

Get Ten Turtles to Tucamcari.
Tucamcari New Mexico USA is in Northeastern New Mexico. On the old RI/SP line from El Paso Texas and on US Route 66. Not to be confused with Tumacacori in Southern Arizona.

Steve Shaffer
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Re: An update from Yarmouth Model Works

Matt Goodman
 

They look to be just newer than my 1938 modeling time frame. Bummer, but still neat to see steam era N&W cars being done. 

Matt Goodman
Columbus, Ohio

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On Aug 9, 2019, at 10:14 AM, James Brewer <jim.brewer.3611@...> wrote:

Like Bill, I am excited and glad and N&W B-5 boxcar is being done....but I think it is beautiful, not homely! LOL!  The other kits look great as well.  Thanks for doing all of these cars.

Jim Brewer

On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 8:26 AM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:
Very excited about the N&W B5, arguably the most homely boxcar ever built. thank you for doing them Pierre.

Bill Welch

Re: Railway express agency (was LCL)

James SANDIFER
 

Before trucks took over LCL, it was common for the combine on a branch line to have the mail, LCL, and Express in the same car. It was also common to have an old reefer or box in front of the combine to carry the LCL. On occasion there would be a LCL stock car to pick up or deliver livestock LCL on a branch. Later most live stock was crated and carried in the express car.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Evans via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:31 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Railway express agency (was LCL)

 

Hi Steve,

From my experience Railway Express had their own offices & storage buildings in even smaller towns (but not really tiny places), always shipped on passenger trains, usually in railroad-owned "express cars" with their name often stenciled on the side, and had their own trucks for local delivery.  It was definitely a premium service & was a big operation at one time.  There were other express companies including Wells Fargo that operated in a similar way, but only one would typically have the contract with any given railroad.  I think I remember hearing that the New York Central had their own express company?  Others here can probably add more & correct my mistakes.

Tom

PS - I remember when I was a kid the local passenger train stopping in Rocky Ford, Colorado, for up to a half hour during cantaloupe season while they loaded 3 express cars full of crates of cantaloupes headed for Denver & who-knows-where-else.

Re: Railway express agency (was LCL)

steve_wintner
 

Thanks Gents, that's exactly what I was wondering. 

Nelson, as a fellow music fan, I sympathize!