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Re: DL&W gondola with a load of wheels - October 1932

Donald B. Valentine
 

   I noticed those "protective shoes" as well, John, which I presume were to help keep the boom itself from
contacting the catenary within the Lackawanna's commuter territory.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Southern Railroad drop bottom gondola question

George Eichelberger
 

Black was the standard body color for open top cars until the standard was changed to Southern freight car brown in 1959/60. Black cars would have all be stenciled with Roman style lettering until that was changed slightly later, but still about 1960.

The new Tangent hopper correctly shows Roman lettering on a red car as was done until the color change caught up with the lettering. For a bit of trivia, the first ”Big John” covered hoppers were stenciled with Roman lettering. Most of the cars sat in storage while the 100-ton rate case was going through the courts. When Southern won the (SCOTUS) case and the cars were placed in service, their serif style lettering was changed to the new block style.

Ike


Re: Southern Railroad drop bottom gondola question

Tim O'Connor
 


yep - until they weren't any more. kinda depends on WHEN. In 1957=1958 a large
number of oxide red hoppers were delivered.

https://www.tangentscalemodels.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SOU-281526-1000.jpg



On 11/9/2019 5:15 PM, Bill Welch wrote:
Southern open top cars were Black.

Bill Welch

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: ERDX Reefers

Tim O'Connor
 

ERDX reefer (attached)

Later on there were at least two groups of insulated box cars.

On 11/9/2019 8:23 PM, Todd Sullivan via Groups.Io wrote:
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
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: For Those Building the 2019 Chicagoland Gift Kit. . .

Bill Welch
 

Here is my underframe as requested. This is from the Sunshine instructions.

Bill Welch


SP&S USRA DS Boxcar Photos

Sean Murphy
 

Does anyone have any SP&S double sheathed boxcar photos? Preferably from after 1940? I am doing a Westerfield kit build.


Re: Southern Railroad drop bottom gondola question

bigfourroad
 

Herewith the Enterprise Products advertising page from the Newton K Gregg reprints of the 1943 Car Builders Cyclopedia showing what I presume is your car.
I can tell you with some certainty it is black because the half tone images of other cars known to be red are gray to the eye.
Much later in the 1960's Southern adopted new paint schemes with oxide reds - I am not expert in which cars were repainted -- if interested you could contact the Southern Railway Historical Association here: www.srha.net/
Hope this helps.
C Rooney


Re: DL&W gondola with a load of wheels - October 1932

mofwcaboose <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
 

Idler car on the Hoboken wreck train (protective  shoes on the boom identify the crane as DL&W 95916, a 150-ton Bucyrus Company product).

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL


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From: Brian Rochon <berochon@...>
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Sent: Sun, Nov 10, 2019 8:33 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] DL&W gondola with a load of wheels - October 1932

Today on the Steamtown site.
 
 
Brian Rochon


How's Tichy doing currently, decal thickness and all?

Fred Jansz
 

Hi all,
I'm in need of a few Tichy decals sets.
I hesitate becaus in the near past the printing was very thick and would hide fine details like rivets.
Just wonder if the production changed and they are useable now, since my last order ended in the waste bin.
Your advice is welcome.
thanks.
Fred Jansz


Re: Square brake staffs

gtws00
 

I needed some square stock for the FGEX Reefer Mini-Kit and had lost my gifted square stock I received from Bill Welch. So i decided to try and make my own from some brass rod.
I began by taping some Green Frog Making Tape sticky side up on a flat plate and placing some .030 brass rod on it. I filed one side flat removing around .007 . Next I rotated the rod 180 degrees and placed the rod with the flat side don on the tape and files about another .007 from the second side. I next rotated the rod 90 degrees and placed some stryene strips next to the filed flat sides and filed the 3rd side flat. Rotate one last time and file the 4th side.
I ended up with some .015 square brass stock. Next time I will try not to loose the stock Bill gave me
See attached pdf from my clinic on how I did this if you want to give it a try.

Gene's suggestion of a draw plate is a good one as well


George Toman


DL&W gondola with a load of wheels - October 1932

Brian Rochon
 

Today on the Steamtown site.

 

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-11-10-19/X7994.jpg

 

Brian Rochon


Re: For Those Building the 2019 Chicagoland Gift Kit. . .

gtws00
 

Bill that is a very nice looking build. This will be a great help with my Mini-Kit
Love the attention to detail
Question! Do you have a photo of the underframe? Model or prototype or both
Thanks
George Toman


Re: Square brake staffs

Gene Deimling
 

Consider purchasing a “draw plate” from a jewelry supply. You can make your own square stock. 


Gene Deimling


Re: Southern Railroad drop bottom gondola question

George Eichelberger
 

Brad:

The Southern was a big fan of “double drop bottom” (DDB) gons. In pre steel hopper days, they were referred to a “coal cars”. Here is a much cropped and resolution reduced part of Southern drawing SF-1098. If if corresponds to your model, all of the car’s spec and drawings are in the SRHA archives at TVRM.

(There is a work session this Friday and Saturday.)

Ike


Re: TH&B USRA 40-ton boxcar

Mike Williams
 

All:
Thanks for the information.
Mike


Re: ERDX Reefers

Tony Thompson
 

There is quite a bit of info in Hinman’s book on MDT. 
Tony Thompson 


On Nov 9, 2019, at 4:40 PM, Armand Premo <arm.p.prem@...> wrote:


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


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