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Re: Help with Manufacturer?

Chuck Cover
 

RE:  .  Are they wood, resin or plastic?

 

Hi Ralph,

 

That is one of my problems, I cannot tell whether the model is wood or not.  The entire model is very smooth which makes me think that it not a wood base.  The other interesting thing is that most of the Silver Streak models have ladders on the right of each side rather than individual grabs.

 

Thanks to everyone for their input.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

 

 

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Union Pacific 40’ single sheathed boxcars

Brad Andonian
 


Fellas

Pondering wood cars this past week, I realized I don’t recall seeing models for 40’ single sheathed boxcars.    Ted Culotta’s book has 50’ cars— no 40’s are mentioned.    If anyone can offer insight I would appreciate it
Thanks
Brad Andonian 


Re: Help with Manufacturer?

O Fenton Wells
 

Chuck I'd bet Mainline Models or Tru Scale-Silver Streak
Just guessing
Fenton

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 12:51 PM Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:
Group,

I purchased several of these beautifully built reefer cars many years ago at a train show back east.  I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacturer of these cars.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: Help with Manufacturer?

ed_mines
 

silver streak?

Re: Help with Manufacturer?

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Chuck,
 
Nice finds.  Are they wood, resin or plastic?
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Chuck Cover
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 12:51 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Help with Manufacturer?
 
Group,

I purchased several of these beautifully built reefer cars many years ago at a train show back east.  I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacturer of these cars.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM

Re: Help with Manufacturer?

Drew M.
 

Mainline Models?

Drew M. in Philly

Modeling the pre-Depression years.

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On Oct 27, 2019, at 12:53, "Roger Huber via Groups.Io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>trainpainter=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Chuck,

Look like Accurail cars to me. Very nice.

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Sunday, October 27, 2019, 11:51:27 AM CDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Group,

I purchased several of these beautifully built reefer cars many years ago at a train show back east.  I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacturer of these cars.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM

Re: Help with Manufacturer?

Roger Huber
 

Chuck,

Look like Accurail cars to me. Very nice.

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Sunday, October 27, 2019, 11:51:27 AM CDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Group,

I purchased several of these beautifully built reefer cars many years ago at a train show back east.  I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacturer of these cars.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM

Help with Manufacturer?

Chuck Cover
 

Group,

I purchased several of these beautifully built reefer cars many years ago at a train show back east.  I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacturer of these cars.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM

Piedmont & Northern lettering

George Courtney
 

Anyone able to speak on which lettering for the Piedmont and Northern DS boxcars would be most appropriate to early 1953?  Jerry Glow had this on his old site, but I can't recover it.  There is the word Piedmont over the & which is over the Northern.  And there is the curved Piedmont and Northern lettering.  Bill Welch's fine model discussed recently is a third style but I think later than early 1953.  I'm organizing my decals and have the first two.

Thanks,
George Courtney

Re: What Is This Box?

Bob Chaparro
 

That second photo would seem to rule out a mailbox or newspaper box for the nearby house. There is a sign with post (probably the warning sign for the crossing) much closer to the house.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

Re: SoCal railfan events in Nov

Jake Schaible
 

For Andy ... and anyone else staring anxiously at their empty email, praying for a new message from our RealSTMFC group ...

If one you find yourself in San Diego region on Nov 1 or Nov 16, we'd be honored if you consider attending one of the Centennial Events celebrating the history of the San Diego & Arizona - aka "The Impossible Railroad".

https://www.psrm.org/centennial/

;-)

Jake Schaible

Re: What Is This Box?

ron christensen
 

The white fence on both side of the track is interesting, especially since there is only a corner on the far side.
i think it is a mail box maybe for a RR section man?
Ron Christensen
Jack we missed you at Chicago RPM this week

Re: What Is This Box?

Steve Haas
 

 

>>>>> On consideration, the box under discussion looks more like a newspaper box than a mailbox. <<<<<

 

I was about to suggest the same.

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

Steve Haas

Snoqualmie, WA

 

Re: What Is This Box?

spsalso
 

On consideration, the box under discussion looks more like a newspaper box than a mail box.


Ed

Edward Sutorik

Re: What Is This Box?

Jack Mullen
 

In the fist post of this thread, Bob Chaparro asked:
Could this be a waybill box for the (possible) spur or siding that is to the left of the picture?
It's possible, but a few things make me doubtful that this is a bill box.
- There's no lock, and no provision for a lock that I can see. 
- The placement seems to be in a more public location than necessary, and not one particularly convenient for train crews.
So to me it's more likely it's a US Mail box.
Like Ed, I wonder whether the resident of the house near that tracks has just appropriated the post for his mailbox.  There's no other roadside mailbox at that house.
Or it could be a mailbox for railroad use as Dennis suggested. Tire tracks turning off the road toward the switchstand suggest there may be SOME facility to drive to along the tracks down there, perhaps an interlocking tower or section house. But if that's what the box is for, why is it on the opposite side of the tracks?  Ponderables that we'll never answer with certitude.

Other than the mysterious box, the overall scene is beautiful, and there are a lot of other interesting details in these photos. The multiplicity of power lines, phone lines, and telegraph and perhaps signal lines stands out. There are miles of wire in these shots.
The far track has screw spikes, the nearer track has cut spikes, and some ties seem to be missing spikes or plates. 
There's only a single crossbuck, and lacks the "2 TRACKS" notice that would be mandated later. I wish we could see more of the switch and whatever is down the R-O-W there....  

Jack Mullen

Re: TEST

Jeff Sankus
 

Andy
I asked the same question to a list member last week. Just happens to be a quiet spell on several of these lists and yes, the Lisle RPM is ongoing as I write this.

Jeff Sankus
Whitehouse Station, NJ
https://uvrmodel.blogspot.com/

Re: TEST

Joseph
 

Lisle RPM.....

On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 1:02 PM Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:
It has been nearly 24 hours since the last post. Is something amiss?
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

TEST

Andy Carlson
 

It has been nearly 24 hours since the last post. Is something amiss?
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

Re: What Is This Box?

Brian Termunde
 

The previous picture does show a house nearby. Not sure if the railroad would approve of this use of it's property though!

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-10-10-19/X7817.jpg

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah

Re: What Is This Box?

Dennis Storzek
 

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 12:25 PM, spsalso wrote:
Considering the tire marks right in front of the box, it MIGHT be a mail box for someone living immediately to the right.
It might also be a mailbox for the local depot, if there is one right out of the picture.

Dennis Storzek