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Re: SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods

tyesac@aol.com <tyesac@...>
 

Jon,

If I'm not mistaken, you could plausibly have a Bohn ventilator car in ice service for that time frame.  There is a chart in the SFRD reefer book that graphically shows the range of in service populations by car class.   I know there has been a picture posted of one of those remaining car bodies still in existence as a farm shed with intact ventilators that has been posted here.   That would support the idea that once transferred from produce service to company ice service the ventilators weren't always removed.

Tom Casey
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 9:14 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods

On 10/3/2019 6:19 AM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) wrote:
A little while back we were discussing SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods
    I've always wanted to have a car with those on.  However I've been told noway in 1941.  I really wish we could get a car number for that one, at least a 38 picture would be an interesting argument.  The parts are available from Westerfield.
-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS

Re: SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods

Jon Miller
 

On 10/3/2019 6:19 AM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) wrote:
A little while back we were discussing SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods

    I've always wanted to have a car with those on.  However I've been told noway in 1941.  I really wish we could get a car number for that one, at least a 38 picture would be an interesting argument.  The parts are available from Westerfield.

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

Re: Ron Sebastian

Michael Gross
 

Oh, no, I am so sorry to hear this.  What a knowledgable and decent man he was.

May he rest in peace!
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA

Re: Ron Sebastian

gtws00
 

Very Sad information.
I have known Ron for a very long time.
Always a good person to chat with
George Toman

Ho Scale Resin Kits & Models ,Tools and Iwata Air Brushes for Sale

gtws00
 

I have a collection of some HO resin and plastic freight car kits along with new and like new tools for sale from an estate. All Quality items
Please email me off list at gtws00 at yahoo.com for a list of what is available if interested

George Toman

SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
A little while back we were discussing SRFD reefers with ventilator hoods - I think these were called Bohn ventilators. There is a 1938 image showing a partial view of a car so equipped at the link below...
 
 
A higher resolution copy is available at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 

Re: Ron Sebastian

Bill Welch
 

Ron was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot and was stationed somewhere in the south—Ft. Stewart I think—which is where I think his interest in southeastern RR's developed. He owned many SE RR drawing I know and it was fun to talk to him about his resources. While in the army he suffered a coronary event that meant an end to his flying. While then an instructor he began investing in side businesses including Des Plaines that became full-time when he left the Army. IIRC all of this came up when I asked a drawings question one day in a phone call. He was a very generous person and dotting grandparent.

Bill Welch

Re: Ron Sebastian

Richard McQuade
 

Very shocked and saddened at this news. Saw Ron less than three weeks ago and enjoyed his company immensely. He seemed as always so this is a very sad surprise. 
Sincerest condolences to his nearest and dearest.
Richard

Re: Ron Sebastian

O Fenton Wells
 

So sorry to hear that, I go back over 30 some odd years with Ron at Des Plaines Hobbies and the Southern Historical group.  He will be missed.
Fenton Wells

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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: Ron Sebastian

Tim O'Connor
 

In my case it's because I was stunned to hear it... talking with friends offline
about Ron. I will really miss him - saw him at his shop nearly every year, and he
came out to Springfield MA nearly every January too. I've always enjoyed talking with
Ron, he was so knowledgeable about our hobby. A very sad day. :-(

On 10/3/2019 1:42 AM, Tom Madden via Groups.Io wrote:
Surprised no one has mentioned it, but it's been reported that Ron Sebastian (Des Plaines Hobbies) died earlier today (Wednesday). No other details.

Tom Madden
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

Ron Sebastian

Tom Madden
 

Surprised no one has mentioned it, but it's been reported that Ron Sebastian (Des Plaines Hobbies) died earlier today (Wednesday). No other details. 

Tom Madden

Re: early tank car photos

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Tim,

Great tank cars. A car with same end sills survives at Steamtown. When I photographed it about 15 years ago it was unrestored, but Steamtown sources say it belonged to Barber Asphalt.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 10/2/2019 2:49 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Kevin Bunker shared this 1908 photo (with zoom in view) from the Baker Library - California Historical Society


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

early tank car photos

Tim O'Connor
 


Kevin Bunker shared this 1908 photo (with zoom in view) from the Baker Library - California Historical Society


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

The Spring issue of The Keystone Modeler is available

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,


The Summer issue (#109) of The Keystone Modeler is now available on the PRRT&HS web site at: http://www.prrths.com/newprr_files/newPRRKeystoneModeler.htm


Regards,

Bruce 

Bruce Smith, Assistant webmaster, PRRT&HS

Re: Kitbash Fodder

Benjamin Hom
 

Elliot Courtney wrote:
"I have two 4600 series cars (double sheath with wood door) and one 4300 series car (single sheath with wood door)."

The Accurail 4600 series kits model the USRA double-sheathed boxcar.  The roads with the most numerous USRA DS boxcars in 1950 were Great Northern (1413 cars) and Rock Island (1153 cars).  Decals are available from Westerfield.  I uploaded a summary of USRA boxcars to the Files section in 2006 - it's been moved to the groups.io site and can be found by doing a search on "USRA DS". 

The 4300 series kit is a 9 ft IH car with wood door and 7/8 Murphy steel ends.  The fishbelly center sills in the kit can be replaced with straight center sills fabricated from strip styrene to model more prototypes.  Possible prototypes or close stand-ins in service in 1950 are CN and M-K-T.  This model can also serve as a stand-in for shorter cars - CNJ (8 ft 2 in IH); MEC (8 ft 6 in IH); CB&Q/C&S/FW&D, CNW (8 ft 7 in IH), though the difference in height from the prototype is definitely noticeable. 


Ben Hom 


Re: Kitbash Fodder

Elliot Courtney
 

I have two 4600 series cars (double sheath with wood door) and one 4300 series car (single sheath with wood door. 

Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Kitbash Fodder

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Folks;

Greg is right, the PRR X26 rebuilds got the later "no-intermediate-rib" Hutchins roof, during the mid-thirties rebuilds. People assume that when rebuilt, they got all new equipment: roof, doors, truss reinforcements, etc., but that is not the case. They got roofs, and other replacements, where needed. Many X26 carried old wooden doors into the forties. Vary your fleet accordingly: the door variants are quite interesting, esp the spliced door variants. Go to RP Cyc for details.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Benjamin Hom
Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:55 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Kitbash Fodder

Greg Martin wrote:
"A good look at Fenton's photo looks like the rib in the center of the flat panels is missing. This has been something that has been debated many times with Pennsy modelers on the X26. Richard and my brother did extensive research show that it appeared as the cars went into the shops for overhauls in or about 1934 the re-roof that were applied were devoid of the crimp or rib. This may have been the case with other roads."

Greg's comment applies to the model's Hutchins roof, though it comes across as a bit confusing as it implies that you can model PRR Class X26 USRA SS boxcars using the Accurail kit. You can't. The model with the 7/8 Murphy end is a stand-in at best as the ends and structural members are not correct for the USRA SS cars; however, all of the Accurail SS variations can be harvested for their roofs.


Ben Hom

Re: Rusty rivets?

mel perry
 

nolan:
went thru the entire paint brush category,
no luck, what category is this item
located in, there are literally hundreds
of items
thanks
mel perry

On Mon, Sep 30, 2019, 4:48 PM Nolan Hinshaw via Groups.Io <cearnog=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Sep 30, 2019, at 01:49, Garth Groff <sarahsan@...> wrote:

> Scott,
>
> How about a teeny-tiny 00000 spotting brush, some thinned rust-colored acrylic paint, an Optivisor (for those of us older than Elvis) and a lot of patience?

The Instrctables web site has a project for a low cost CAD/CAM PC board router using a hand rotary tool like the Dremel. Modify it to manipulate a paintbrush.

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Re: Doors

Richard Townsend
 

Assuming you are referring to HO scale boxcar doors: Kadee, Tichy, Westerfield, Accurail, Southwest Scale, Intermountain, etc., etc., etc.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Armand Premo <arm.p.prem@...>
To: RealSTMFC <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Oct 1, 2019 8:22 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Doors

Looking for a source for different doors.Armand Premo

Re: 2019 Mid-Atlantic RPM Presentations/Handouts

Michael Gross
 

So kind of the presenters to share their clinics.  Even RPM attendees can't get to ALL the clinics on any given weekend, so the sharing is much appreciated.
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA