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Re: Great Northern Railway Newspaper Ad: Post-War Boxcar Shortage

 

Interesting to note the five day work week was part of the blame for shortage of cars.

Gordon Spalty


Re: Great Northern Railway Newspaper Ad: Post-War Boxcar Shortage

Greg Martin
 

Yuze Gize

Interesting article. The boxcar shortage remained until about 1955, when the economy and boxcar supply changed. The Pennsy adopted the "Don't Stand Me Still " slogan to remind shippers to release empty or loaded cars quicker.

Many railroads were late to the rebuilding processes that began in the 1930's and 1940's and continued to repair and restore cars from the teens and twenties when realistically they should have been rebuilt. You can argue the cost, but you can't argue the strong order files at the car builders. It was a two edged sword and the shippers lost. The conservative nature of the railroads could be painful to shippers. The railroads complaints of a five day work week with shippers and the need for the railroads  to work seven days a week allowed a lot of room for the trucking industry to pilfer the best hauls from the class ones.

For the SP&S in the early 1950's reality set in when the AAR warned of embargo because of the misuse of the car service rules forcing the GN to have cars built for the SP&S. The OE was the most effected during this era.

Post war was a difficult for all industries with material shortages, labor strikes, work rule changes, refocusing on their railroad roles, and so much business that the railroad BOD's focused on taxes, rates and so forth.

I understand the article and it's message, but it was sign of the times and things to come. Reinvestment solves many challenges.

Greg Martin

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean



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In a message dated 11/20/2019 5:18:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, chiefbobbb@... writes:

Great Northern Railway Newspaper Ad: Post-War Boxcar Shortage

A link to an advertisement placed in the Minneapolis Moring Tribune, August 26, 1946:

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/31350702/star_tribune/

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


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Re: 0.6mm plywood

Dennis Storzek
 

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 06:52 PM, mel perry wrote:
the thinnest piece made over here is 1/64",
The OP said this is for a running board? Most running boards I can find dimensions for are between 1 and 1.5 inches thick. 1.25" in HO scale is .014, 1/64" is .016, looks like this is the material to use. 0.6mm is .024, too thick.

Dennis Storzek
 


Re: 0.6mm plywood

earlyrail
 

0.6mm is not a size my supplier carries
They have 0.4mm and 0.8mm, both that I have in stock
I can make running boards from either
Contact me off list

Howard Garner


Re: 0.6mm plywood

mel perry
 

you may have to go overseas for
something that thin, the thinness
piece made over here is 1/64",  check 
outidwest products in hobart indianna
or michaels, though michaels has
been cutting bsck.on the plywood
lately, also.check hobby shops that
cater to the aviation hobby
mel perry


On Fri, Nov 22, 2019, 3:17 PM Eric Mumper <eric.mumper@...> wrote:
Group,

I would like to find some 0.6mm plywood (roughly 2" HO scale) to have some wood running boards cut.  I know this stuff is used in the hobby as I have some flatcar decks of this thickness.  This is mostly a European size.  I need small sheets as the running boards are 5" long.  Please let me know if you are aware of somebody either selling this or an ability to purchase it as sheets from a laser cutting company.  Thanks.

Eric Mumper


HO stock car for sale

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello,

Found I have one Red Caboose HO SP stock car for sale. "pre 46 scheme".  I noted at Trainfest several of my remaining stock cars sold.  customers must have missed this one.

I also have some Rapido Northern Pacific boxcars for sale.  This is the double sheathed fish belly boxcar that came out a year ago and disappeared from dealers shelves.  

The cars  I am offering are new in the box, the "pre-war" version and 4 numbers each.  I have a total of 8 cars.

contact me off list if interested.

Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


847=697-5353


Re: 0.6mm plywood

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 11/22/2019 4:49 PM, Eric Mumper wrote:
from Europe - not my ideal solution.

    As this stuff is used on gliders (sail planes) does anyone make gliders in the US?  That might be a avenue to search.

    Some of the laser cutting people making kits use thin multi-layer plywood.

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: 0.6mm plywood

Guy Wilber
 

Eric,

Rockler.com offers veneers in .6096 mm.  They have “hobby packs” which includes varieties of tight grain species that are reasonably priced.  Some will have pressure sensitive adhesive already applied.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada


On Nov 22, 2019, at 3:17 PM, Eric Mumper <eric.mumper@...> wrote:

Group,

I would like to find some 0.6mm plywood (roughly 2" HO scale) to have some wood running boards cut.  I know this stuff is used in the hobby as I have some flatcar decks of this thickness.  This is mostly a European size.  I need small sheets as the running boards are 5" long.  Please let me know if you are aware of somebody either selling this or an ability to purchase it as sheets from a laser cutting company.  Thanks.

Eric Mumper


Re: 0.6mm plywood

Lee Singletary
 

If you think 1/32" would be close enough (maybe sand it down a little), if I did my conversion right 0.6mm=0.0263in.  1/32"=0.03125"

https://sigmfg.com/collections/plywood/products/sigpw001-plywood-1-32-x-6-x-12-3-ply

I have seen 1/32" and 1/64" aircraft ply in some hobby shops that carry stuff for R/C planes.

Lee 

Lee Singletary
L&NHS 
Alabaster Alabama

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] 0.6mm plywood

Group,

I should have pointed out that I have already done some Google searching and found the link Jon posted which did not have good solutions for the problem other than ordering hundreds of dollars of stuff from Europe - not my ideal solution.  I'm really hoping somebody knows a laser cutting company or is involved with one that could help with finding the plywood in small amounts.  Thanks.

Eric Mumper


Re: 0.6mm plywood

Jeff
 

You might check with Mt. Albert Scale Lumber, Northeastern Scale
Lumber, or Midwest. They have to get their wood from somewhere,
perhaps you can cut a deal with them.

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 4:50 PM Eric Mumper <eric.mumper@gmail.com> wrote:

Group,

I should have pointed out that I have already done some Google searching and found the link Jon posted which did not have good solutions for the problem other than ordering hundreds of dollars of stuff from Europe - not my ideal solution. I'm really hoping somebody knows a laser cutting company or is involved with one that could help with finding the plywood in small amounts. Thanks.

Eric Mumper
--
Jeff Shultz
http://www.shultzinfosystems.com
A railfan approaches a grade crossing hoping that there will be a train.


Re: 0.6mm plywood

Eric Mumper
 

Group,

I should have pointed out that I have already done some Google searching and found the link Jon posted which did not have good solutions for the problem other than ordering hundreds of dollars of stuff from Europe - not my ideal solution.  I'm really hoping somebody knows a laser cutting company or is involved with one that could help with finding the plywood in small amounts.  Thanks.

Eric Mumper


Re: 0.6mm plywood

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 11/22/2019 3:17 PM, Eric Mumper wrote:
0.6mm plywood

    A quick Google shows the following.  However not a small piece type option.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1836872-0-6mm-aircraft-ply

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: UP Freight Car Painting & Lettering 1920-1980

Dick Harley
 

On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 10:05 AM, Tom Reid wrote:
I have been trying to model the UP freight cars going back to the 1890s but google always fails me.
Tom,

I have no drawings before 1905, and I have little interest before 1940.  So I am of no help.

There have been some articles in The Streamliner about early freight cars, but still Harriman era.
See the index at :
http://uphs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/index-29_4.pdf


Sorry,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach,  CA


0.6mm plywood

Eric Mumper
 

Group,

I would like to find some 0.6mm plywood (roughly 2" HO scale) to have some wood running boards cut.  I know this stuff is used in the hobby as I have some flatcar decks of this thickness.  This is mostly a European size.  I need small sheets as the running boards are 5" long.  Please let me know if you are aware of somebody either selling this or an ability to purchase it as sheets from a laser cutting company.  Thanks.

Eric Mumper


Re: Photo: GACX 42594 - Airslide Hopper

mark_landgraf
 

You guys need to enlarge the image and actually read what the side of the car has stenciled on it. Then the whole donut vs police protecting their staple subsistence makes more sense. 

Mark Landgraf 


On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 3:17 PM, D. Scott Chatfield
<blindog@...> wrote:
You can't unload doughnuts frpm an Airslide.  The hole in the middle prevents the airflow from doing any good.

Now maybe unglazed jelly doughnuts......


Scott Chatfield


Re: Photo: GACX 42594 - Airslide Hopper

D. Scott Chatfield
 

You can't unload doughnuts frpm an Airslide.  The hole in the middle prevents the airflow from doing any good.

Now maybe unglazed jelly doughnuts......


Scott Chatfield


Offered: HO brass Shoreham Shops GN 50' express reefer

Andy Carlson
 


Hello-
I have a new, in original box, Great Northern 50' wood sided express reefer W.F.E.X. #133, a steam era factory painted HO brass reefer by Shoreham Shops. GNEX 04 Great Northern Western Fruit Express 50' express reefer #100-199 Factory Painted and made in Korea.

Offered for $159, plus buyer to pay $12 USPS Priority Mail shipping. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee I accept PayPal. Contact me off-list (Please) for info at <midcentury@...> Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA










Re: Intermountain HO CP War Emergency Boxcar

Bill Welch
 

On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 12:52 PM, pennsylvania1954 wrote:
Is the Intermountain Canadian Pacific War Emergency Boxcar, IM stock #46075, accurate or a fooby? On line photo of the prototype? Thanks!
--
Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL

 No, the CP WE was a 10-foot IH car like the A&WP, BS, CofG, WofA but w/5-5 Dreadnaught ends.

Bill Welch


Re: Intermountain HO CP War Emergency Boxcar

pennsylvania1954
 

Awesome. Thanks!
--
Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: Photo: GACX 42594 - Airslide Hopper

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

It was the doughnuts.



On Nov 22, 2019, at 10:16 AM, ed_mines via Groups.Io <ed_mines@...> wrote:

what makes you think the car had a police escort?

it's possible a car full of sugar would be targeted by strikers.

ed mines

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