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Re: ERDX Reefers

Todd Sullivan
 

Armand,

ERDX was one of the reporting marks owned by Merchants Despatch Transportation Corp.  My January 1952 ORER lists ERDX 9900-9999 as the only series.  They were 42' long RB's (bunkerless reefers = insulated boxcars) with 5' sliding (plug) doors.

Todd Sullivan


ERDX Reefers

Armand Premo
 

Seeking information on The ERDX fleet of Reefer.Any help will be appreciated.Armand Premo


For Those Building the 2019 Chicagoland Gift Kit. . .

Bill Welch
 

. . .this link will take you to photos on an unpainted Sunshine kit of the same car: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VobZE8Ywfi0a74ME97BaSVwzIlnk7Br1

Note the flange along the bottom of the sill

Bill Welch


Re: Southern Railroad drop bottom gondola question

Bill Welch
 

Southern open top cars were Black.

Bill Welch


Re: Square brake staffs

Jon Miller
 

On 11/9/2019 10:03 AM, Bill Welch wrote:
The wire is steel

I think it says the wire is Nichrome!  [Genuine Sandvik Nichrome 80 !!]

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
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Re: Southern Railroad drop bottom gondola question

Tony Thompson
 

Brad Andonian wrote:

I just acquired an O scale Southern six door drop bottom steel gondola from PSC.   Might anyone have any info on these cars ie build date correct paint color [red or black] etc.    The box states they were built by Enterprise Railway Equipment….

     Like all these cars, they were DESIGNED by Enterprise, but built by the buyer's choice of builder. Enterprise did not build cars, but patented their designs and had demonstrator cars built for sales purposes. They provided blueprints to the builders.

Tony Thompson




Southern Railroad drop bottom gondola question

Brad Andonian
 

Gentlemen,

I just acquired an O scale Southern six door drop bottom steel gondola from PSC.   Might anyone have any info on these cars ie build date correct paint color [red or black] etc.    The box states they were built by Enterprise Railway Equipment....

With thanks in advance,
Brad Andonian


Re: Square brake staffs

npin53
 

If you need shorter pieces, the leads on LED's are square. Like the type once sold at Radio Shack.

Aaron Gjermundson 


Re: Square brake staffs

Bill Welch
 

I don't remember what options there were when I ordered my 100-foot reel of .4mm x .4mm that is .019" x .019" from Kidney Puncher. The wire is steel and comes off the reel pretty straight and it is easy to get it completely straight. I often show up at RPM's with my reel and cutters and give lengths away to friends.

Bill Welch


Re: Square brake staffs

John Monrad
 

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019, 11:37 AM radiodial868 <radiodial@...> wrote:
Which reminds me, I recall someone found a source for square brake wheel shaft material. Search of the archives has lots of results, but none specifically relevant. Anyone know of a practical source? This is one detail I'd like to start adding were applicable.
Thx,
RJ Dial
Burlingame, CA


Re: Square brake staffs

radiodial868
 

Which reminds me, I recall someone found a source for square brake wheel shaft material. Search of the archives has lots of results, but none specifically relevant. Anyone know of a practical source? This is one detail I'd like to start adding were applicable.
Thx,
RJ Dial
Burlingame, CA


we've come a long way...

Tim O'Connor
 

This advertisement from Intermountain's Trainfest flyer got me to thinking just
how far freight car modeling has come in the 30 or so (plus or minus) years since
the "resin revolution" ran headfirst into the "prototype modeling" revolution.
Can you even imagine a flyer like this even from a brass importer or craftsman
kit maker back in the dark ages before the 1980's, much less from a mass production
plastic freight car vendor?

These are the best of times. So far. :-)

Tim O'Connor



--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: From the Lake States photos

Tim O'Connor
 

Texas & Northern

On 11/8/2019 8:54 PM, George Courtney via Groups.Io wrote:
What was the name of the railroad with the initials T&N? Anyone know?  I see a couple of their gons in the Lakes States photos.  I wondered about Tennessee & Northern with a connection to the Sheffield steel plant in Alabama.  But a Google turned up nothing.

George Courtney
--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Square brake staffs, was New images on Steamtown site today

Donald B. Valentine
 

   The Erie and C&O at least if not also the NKP and any oother road the Vans controlled did use
square brake rods. Even Atlas caught this and took it into account with there 1932 ARA cars.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: yellow TH&B boxcars

Bill Welch
 

Only reason I knew there were two is because on Facebook Rapido was alerting potential customers that reservations for the Yellow TH&B cars far outnumbered reservations for all others and alerting people that were only two of the yellow & black cars.

Bill Welch


yellow TH&B boxcars

 

Two of the USRA cars were painted yellow in 1954.  The numbers were 4576 and 4795.  Both were used in captive service on the TH&B, not in interchange service.  This info is found on the Westerfield data sheet entitled GTW/TH&B USRA Variations that is in the Westerfield kit box.  I have the kit but have not built it yet. 

Also worth noting, the USRA cars were repainted in 1950 and given the pennant logo and eight-sided ampersand.  Originally the cars did not have the pennant logo and had the regular ampersand.


From the Lake States photos

George Courtney
 

What was the name of the railroad with the initials T&N?  Anyone know?  I see a couple of their gons in the Lakes States photos.  I wondered about Tennessee & Northern with a connection to the Sheffield steel plant in Alabama.  But a Google turned up nothing.

George Courtney


Re: TH&B USRA 40-ton boxcar

Brian Carlson
 

Mike. Mid 50’s but unless you are modeling the TH&B don’t bother they were in captive online service.  

The steel yellow and black cars are ok. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Nov 8, 2019, at 6:47 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Assume you are talking about the TH&B yellow and black scheme Mike. I do not know the date but I do know there were only two such cars.

Bill Welch


Re: TH&B USRA 40-ton boxcar

Bill Welch
 

Assume you are talking about the TH&B yellow and black scheme Mike. I do not know the date but I do know there were only two such cars.

Bill Welch


Re: TH&B USRA 40-ton boxcar

Mike Williams
 

Can someone tell me when the yellow sided paint scheme began?

Mike