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Re: Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

Bill Welch
 

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 11:19 AM, mel perry wrote:
i wonder if these are winross or tonkin?
mel perry
I tend to doubt it but no way to know for sure until the modeler can be found.

Bill Welch

Tom Madden

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello Tom,

Please contact me off list to continue our discussion from Lisle.  I can't seem to send a email to you from your postings on this list.

Sorry to waste everyone's  band space.

Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


847=697-5353

Re: Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

mel perry
 

i wonder if these are winross or tonkin?
mel perry

Evergreen Styrene Quality Control

Bill Welch
 

I often use Evergreen's 0.005 sheet styrene cutting it into any number of widths of strip or shapes (I have no actual life) and have through the years developed a feel for it. Recently while handling it I noticed it felt differently so I got my Mitutoyo Digital Caliper and found it to actually be 0.0065" thick. I have tried both calling and emailing Evergreen to let them know with no response.

Since then I bought some 2x2 styrene strip (#8202) and find it to be noticeably rectangular. Anyone else noticing slippage in quality control at Evergreen?

Wondering if anyone here might have a reliable way to contact Evergreen—maybe they know someone there? I am willing to make the contact, just need a way through the door so-to-speak.

Bill Welch

Re: Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Here is this year's overall display.  Very nicely done models
 
Steve Hile



From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Daniel A. Mitchell
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:26 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

The display was much the same last year, with ten or so assorted Freightways trucks. Here’s a photo of one from the 2018 RPM meet …


Dan Mitchell
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On Oct 29, 2019, at 7:01 AM, mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:

did anyone take a pic?
mel perry

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019, 3:57 AM Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:
I did not see an info card with those models.


Eric Hansmann 
Murfreesboro, TN

On October 29, 2019 at 4:54 AM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote: 

Does anyone know who had the wonderful Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer models at Chicagoland RPM26 last week? 

Going directly to jail for being off topic. . . 

Bill Welch

 





Re: Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

The display was much the same last year, with ten or so assorted Freightways trucks. Here’s a photo of one from the 2018 RPM meet …


Dan Mitchell
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On Oct 29, 2019, at 7:01 AM, mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:

did anyone take a pic?
mel perry

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019, 3:57 AM Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:
I did not see an info card with those models.


Eric Hansmann 
Murfreesboro, TN

On October 29, 2019 at 4:54 AM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote: 

Does anyone know who had the wonderful Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer models at Chicagoland RPM26 last week? 

Going directly to jail for being off topic. . . 

Bill Welch

 





Re: Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

mel perry
 

did anyone take a pic?
mel perry

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019, 3:57 AM Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:
I did not see an info card with those models.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On October 29, 2019 at 4:54 AM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Does anyone know who had the wonderful Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer models at Chicagoland RPM26 last week?

Going directly to jail for being off topic. . .

Bill Welch

 


Re: Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

Eric Hansmann
 

I did not see an info card with those models.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On October 29, 2019 at 4:54 AM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Does anyone know who had the wonderful Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer models at Chicagoland RPM26 last week?

Going directly to jail for being off topic. . .

Bill Welch

 


Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

Bill Welch
 

Does anyone know who had the wonderful Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer models at Chicagoland RPM26 last week?

Going directly to jail for being off topic. . .

Bill Welch

Re: Help with Manufacturer?

rwitt_2000
 

Based upon the information on the HOseeker site [https://hoseeker.net/otherhotrains3.html] it appears Mainline Models never made a 40-ft reefer lettered for the ART.

I have no good guesses. I would suggest that the model is custom built and decorated with 3rd party decals. That said the basic model could from any number of model manufacturers.

They are nicely assembled and painted.

Bob Witt

Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

Bob Chaparro
 

Model: Load Shifter

Courtesy of Paul Koehler, these are photos of a load shifter built by the late Bill Topham of Glendale, CA, for his HO scale Silver Palace Lines. Although it is not an exact replica, Bill scratch built this from studying the load shifter located in Southern Pacific's Taylor yard.

Bill's father was an SP engineer so I assume Bill had good access to the Taylor Yard facilities.

The Silver Palace Lines appeared in the March 1982 Railroad Model Craftsman, the June 1977 NMRA Bulletin and other publications.

This model will be installed on Paul's layout, also in Glendale.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Piedmont & Northern lettering

George Courtney
 

Thanks, Bill.  Much appreciated. 

George Courtney

RPM Chicagoland 2019 Photos

Jeremy Dummler
 

All,

The following link will take you to a small gallery of photos from this year’s RPM Chicagoland over this past weekend.


I did not have a chance to photograph many of the fantastic models on display this year, but caught what I could.

Jeremy Dummler
Wauconda, IL

Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Eric Hansmann
 

I talked with Al Ferguson of Black Cat at the RPM. He can run the decal again if he gets some requests. Send him an email through the contacts on the Black Cat website. 
  

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Oct 28, 2019, at 9:56 AM, Rob M. via Groups.Io <rule292@...> wrote:

Ted Schnepf of Rails Unlimited offers the Wabash car in O scale resin.  You might contact him and see if his decal source can downscale and print you a set in HO.  

Rob Mondichak 

Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Rob M.
 

Ted Schnepf of Rails Unlimited offers the Wabash car in O scale resin.  You might contact him and see if his decal source can downscale and print you a set in HO.  

Rob Mondichak 

Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Fred Jansz
 

Thank you all for advise, thanks Tim for the picture!
regards, Fred Jansz

Re: Help with Manufacturer?

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Chuck,
 
Back in ‘68 when I switched from O to HO, I primarily built wood kits of mostly models of wood prototypes.  I typically used sanding sealer and 0000 steel wool, followed by the late, lamented FloQuil paints and Dullcoat or other flat finish, the combination of which produced some very smooth finishes, probably smoother than some factory painted plastic RTR models I’ve seen.  In any event, the the grab iron and the relief on reefer door hinges brought some of those early models to mind, particularly Central Valley, but those kits came with pre-painted sides and ends, the finish wasn’t that smooth.  If it was built from a wood kit Silver Streak and Ulrich might be possibilities too.
 
Regarding Silver Streak, their Kit No. 1, one of which is sitting on a shelf downstairs, is an ART reefer with pre-painted and decorated sides, and grab irons rather than ladders, but the underbody doesn’t come close to the model you have.  It also lacks cut levers and some of the other nice details on your model.
 
I suppose you could pull a truck and bore a wee hole in the bottom to see whether it’s plastic resin or wood.  Whatever it is, it’s a good looking car.
 
Pax,
 
 
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 4:14 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help with Manufacturer?
 

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

 

 

Re: TEST

Jared Harper
 


Andy,

No, it's a mister.

Jared




Re: SoCal railfan events in Nov

Pete Steinmetz
 

Jake:

There are a bunch of NMRA people planning on attending.

Pete

Re: Piedmont & Northern lettering

Bill Welch
 

I am using the version with the arched "PIEDMONT & NORTHERN" on my model for 1955.

Bill Welch