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Re: OMI 1930-built double dome tank car

Tony Thompson
 

Bruce Smith wrote:

 This car may represent a single car with a history that is difficult to trace. If you go back to post #135461, you will get the history of this model. Richard Hendrickson indicated that he had NEVER seen a photo of a GATC 10K insulated two-compartment tank in revenue service. 

    Um, no. The prototype photo of this car was indeed provided by Richard to OMI, as were photos of all the cars they did in this run of various tank cars. He did say once that he wasn't entirely thrilled with the ones they picked to model, but he was the source.

Tony Thompson




PM Box loading with ground corn cobs.

Matt Smith
 

Nice pic of car loading with ground corn cobs. I read that corn cobs used during the war effort I believe it had something to do with plastics manufacturing??? Several articles indicated local elevators shipping corn cobs for the war effort.

http://www.idaillinois.org/digital/collection/p16614coll35/id/34348/rec/62

No location but somewhere in the central Illinois area.
5/4/44 IDA Pantagraph Collection
--
Matt Smith
Bloomington, IL


Re: Looking for way back issues of Railroad Model Craftsman

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,

Thanks for the suggestions. However this list is full of great people and thus I already have copies of the desired articles in my inbox!  So thank you all very much!

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Nov 4, 2019, at 9:13 AM, steve_wintner via Groups.Io <steve_wintner@...> wrote:

The NMRA Library has Archive of most major hobby publications,  and will provide copies - to non-members as well, if I recall correctly.

I used that service, admittedly years ago. 

Steve


Re: Looking for way back issues of Railroad Model Craftsman

steve_wintner
 

The NMRA Library has Archive of most major hobby publications,  and will provide copies - to non-members as well, if I recall correctly.

I used that service, admittedly years ago. 

Steve


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] OMI 1930-built GATC 10, 000 Gal double dome tank car

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Guys;

I don't remember the car number, but Richard Hendrickson and I discussed it, and he sent a photocopy of the prototype. It was lettered "NIPX", for Northern Indiana Public Utilities, IIRC. The car was of approx. 1930 vintage, and had very unusual dome appliances, but does look like a GATC car.

Yes they are rare, but not unheard of. I have seen at least 2 other examples, both in coal byproducts service.

Given no one has photos of ALL tank cars, I like Bruce's suggestion....

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] OMI 1930-built GATC 10, 000 Gal double dome tank car

Fred,

This model appears to be OMI #3230, and has been discussed a number of times on this list. Some brief observations. First, two-compartment tank cars are rare. Two compartment insulated tank cars, such as this, are vanishingly rare. Two compartment, 10K, GATC built insulated cars? This car may represent a single car with a history that is difficult to trace. If you go back to post #135461, you will get the history of this model. Richard Hendrickson indicated that he had NEVER seen a photo of a GATC 10K insulated two-compartment tank in revenue service. That's not promising for this model. Second, if it is the model I think it is, good luck actually getting it to run (made by Cheyenne, China, not Ajin, Korea). The couplers are significantly over height and there is no easy fix for that. I am told that the trucks interfere with the underbody rigging and that the trucks are grossly too wide.

Is it correct for your era? Yes, probably.

Appropriate paint and lettering? Nobody knows (that's the good news) so maybe just use the Black Cat GATX decals, and paint it black and number it in the GATX two compartment series.

I would consider an alternative, which is to sell it and get a useful model 😉

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Jansz <fred@...>
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 3:32 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] OMI 1930-built GATC 10,000 Gal double dome tank car

Gents,
purchased this OMI 1930-built GATC 10,000 Gal double dome tank car recently.
However, I have no info about these cars at all regarding time span and paint schemes.
I model/collect 1950 (the year).
Any help is appreciated.
Thank you, best regards,
Fred Jansz


Re: OMI 1930-built GATC 10,000 Gal double dome tank car

Bruce Smith
 

Fred,

This model appears to be OMI #3230, and has been discussed a number of times on this list. Some brief observations. First, two-compartment tank cars are rare. Two compartment insulated tank cars, such as this, are vanishingly rare. Two compartment, 10K, GATC built insulated cars? This car may represent a single car with a history that is difficult to trace. If you go back to post #135461, you will get the history of this model. Richard Hendrickson indicated that he had NEVER seen a photo of a GATC 10K insulated two-compartment tank in revenue service. That's not promising for this model. Second, if it is the model I think it is, good luck actually getting it to run (made by Cheyenne, China, not Ajin, Korea). The couplers are significantly over height and there is no easy fix for that. I am told that the trucks interfere with the underbody rigging and that the trucks are grossly too wide.

Is it correct for your era? Yes, probably.

Appropriate paint and lettering? Nobody knows (that's the good news) so maybe just use the Black Cat GATX decals, and paint it black and number it in the GATX two compartment series.

I would consider an alternative, which is to sell it and get a useful model 😉

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Fred Jansz <fred@...>
Sent: Monday, November 4, 2019 3:32 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] OMI 1930-built GATC 10,000 Gal double dome tank car
 
Gents,
purchased this OMI 1930-built GATC 10,000 Gal double dome tank car recently.
However, I have no info about these cars at all regarding time span and paint schemes.
I model/collect 1950 (the year).
Any help is appreciated.
Thank you, best regards,
Fred Jansz


Re: Looking for way back issues of Railroad Model Craftsman

Eric Hansmann
 

If you are an NMRA member, a request to the library might yield some photocopies.

At least that's what I've been told is a membership benefit.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


On November 4, 2019 at 6:28 AM mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:

to anyone looking for rmc's ftom the
carsten era, don't look to white river,
they dumped everything, your choices
are, ebay, railroad treasures or the nmra
library, yes they have a collection of
some what, from estates
good luck
mel perry

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 5:22 AM Bruce Smith < smithbf@...> wrote:
Folks,

I am looking for articles from two back issues of RMC by Al Turner
Railroad Model Craftsman January 1987 p. 56
Railroad Model Craftsman February 1987 p. 73

White River Productions has not been able to provide these from their archives. The articles are on powering MDC's static HON3 2-4-4-2, which, of course, would be used to haul freight cars.

Please respond to me off list at smithbf at auburn.edu

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL




 



Re: Looking for way back issues of Railroad Model Craftsman

mel perry
 

to anyone looking for rmc's ftom the
carsten era, don't look to white river,
they dumped everything, your choices
are, ebay, railroad treasures or the nmra
library, yes they have a collection of
some what, from estates
good luck
mel perry

On Mon, Nov 4, 2019, 5:22 AM Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
Folks,

I am looking for articles from two back issues of RMC by Al Turner
Railroad Model Craftsman January 1987 p. 56
Railroad Model Craftsman February 1987 p. 73

White River Productions has not been able to provide these from their archives. The articles are on powering MDC's static HON3 2-4-4-2, which, of course, would be used to haul freight cars.

Please respond to me off list at smithbf at auburn.edu

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


Looking for way back issues of Railroad Model Craftsman

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,

I am looking for articles from two back issues of RMC by Al Turner
Railroad Model Craftsman January 1987 p. 56
Railroad Model Craftsman February 1987 p. 73

White River Productions has not been able to provide these from their archives. The articles are on powering MDC's static HON3 2-4-4-2, which, of course, would be used to haul freight cars.

Please respond to me off list at smithbf at auburn.edu

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


OMI 1930-built GATC 10,000 Gal double dome tank car

Fred Jansz
 

Gents,
purchased this OMI 1930-built GATC 10,000 Gal double dome tank car recently.
However, I have no info about these cars at all regarding time span and paint schemes.
I model/collect 1950 (the year).
Any help is appreciated.
Thank you, best regards,
Fred Jansz


NYCHS Accurail Reefer Kit

Andy Laurent
 

Gents,
I am looking for one or two of the HO scale Accurail MDT reefer kits that the NYC Historical Society released in 2014. If you have one or two that you would be willing to sell, please contact me off list.

https://nycshs.org/2013/12/06/the-reefers-are-coming/

Thank you,
Andy L.
Wisconsin


Re: Soo auto box kits

Eric Hansmann
 

Once a new kit is posted to the RCW Kits page, any extra photos, plans, and instructions have been posted to a page of Extras that are linked to each kit description. Here's the Soo Line kit page. Scroll to the bottom for the PDFs. Right click on the links and download them to your computer archive for long term reference.

We hope to post an Extras page for the Whalebelly boxcar kits this week. 


Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy

On November 3, 2019 at 7:31 AM "bill woelfel via Groups.Io" <bwoelfeljr@...> wrote:

Eric, when will the ATSF car instructions be posted??  Bill (itchin to start work)



Re: Soo auto box kits

bill woelfel
 

Eric, when will the ATSF car instructions be posted??  Bill (itchin to start work)


Re: Boxcar With Roof Hatches

Jim Gates
 


3M had several that were at home on the Santa Fe's Corona branch.

Jim Gates

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 4:51:29 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Boxcar With Roof Hatches

I've seen a few photos of boxcars with roof hatches for loading such commodities as aluminum dross, cement, various clays, lime and spent grain.

All of the photos I've seen are associated with shippers in the Southeast and Midwest.

Would such boxcars have served shippers in the Southwest to any degree?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Soo auto box kits

Eric Hansmann
 

The Resin Car Works minions have caught their breath and details on the new HO scale Soo Line automobile boxcar are now on the website. More details have been posted on the RCW blog.


Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: Private Name Freight Cars for Exchange

Donald B. Valentine
 

All a good reminder than model railroading is fun. Thanks for posting these.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Private Name Freight Cars for Exchange

Ken Soroos
 

Hi Les -

I enjoyed looking at these.  Aside from your cars, I especially enjoyed seeing the Fredonia Northern car by Ken Herman(n?).  We would get together once in a while when we both lived in North Dakota.  I think I have a set of his decals around here somewhere too.

Ken

On Nov 1, 2019, at 8:04 PM, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:

I have finished an upgrade of a Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company boxcar.  An Accurail boxcar built for the Central Of Minnesota to complete our exchange of freight cars.  Photos of other exchange cars and upgrade details of my M&N boxcar are included.  If you are interested, photos and writeup of the upgrade including paint match are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

Lester Breuer



Private Name Freight Cars for Exchange

Lester Breuer
 

I have finished an upgrade of a Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company boxcar.  An Accurail boxcar built for the Central Of Minnesota to complete our exchange of freight cars.  Photos of other exchange cars and upgrade details of my M&N boxcar are included.  If you are interested, photos and writeup of the upgrade including paint match are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

Lester Breuer


Re: Evergreen Styrene Quality Control

Charles Peck
 

Every sort of manufacturing has to deal with tolerances.  The tighter
the tolerance, the higher the cost.  Those last few percent from perfection 
can raise cost by a factor of 10 or 100 times.
At some point, the product becomes unaffordable and no one buys it.
The wise manufacturer finds a sweet spot between quality and price.
We see in our field those who sell lots of low accuracy cars and those who sell 
much fewer high accuracy cars. Luckily, we have a couple in the middle.
Chuck Peck

On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 8:29 PM gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, I also have found that the sheet thickness and strips vary from package to package. I always measure with my calipers and find the closest size and try to use from the same package for a project.
I have been finding my .010 to be .0115 or greater

George Toman


Re: Evergreen Styrene Quality Control

gtws00
 

Bill, I also have found that the sheet thickness and strips vary from package to package. I always measure with my calipers and find the closest size and try to use from the same package for a project.
I have been finding my .010 to be .0115 or greater

George Toman