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Photo: Buffalo. Rochester & Pittsburgh Ry Box Car

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Buffalo. Rochester & Pittsburgh Ry Box Car

In the lower right hand corner of this 1909 boxcar is a stencil that reads "M. C. B.

Pocket Coupler". Is "M.C.B" Master Car Builders and what is a pocket coupler?

https://trovestar.com/images/Collections/0/gallery/tsg_45971_1_1.jpg

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: RI 264000 lettering

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Here are a couple of examples of the plain block lettering that replaced the RR Roman versions on cars repainted, although a lot of cars probably didn't ever get this scheme.  The 40xxx series were renumbered for hide service.
 
Steve Hile



From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2019 12:22 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io; main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] RI 264000 lettering

The decals in my kit appear to be for earlier times, perhaps the 'as built' version.  I, and perhaps Ron, would like a source for the the late 1950s Rock Island lettering style.

Mike Schleigh, still in frosty Grove City, Penna.



On Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:43:34 PM EST, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:


What is wrong with the decals that come with the kit?

Bill Welch


Re: Made a start (WP SS boxcar)

mel perry
 

no seams?
thsnks
mel perry

On Sun, Dec 8, 2019, 12:36 PM Fred Jansz <fred@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi Paul,

the roof consists of overlapping steel sheets, nothing more (no battens like the Accurail car has).
10 sheets of 3’5” and 2 of 3’-3 7/16"
This never changed.

cheers,
Fred


Re: Made a start (WP SS boxcar)

Fred Jansz
 
Edited

Hi Paul,

the roof consists of overlapping steel sheets, nothing more (no battens like the Accurail car has).
10 sheets of 3’5” and 2 of 3’-3 7/16"
This never changed.

cheers,
Fred


Re: Made a start (WP SS boxcar)

Fred Jansz
 

Claus,

PLASTER CAR
WHEN EMPTY
RETURN TO GERLACH

COLLAPSIBLE BULK HEADS

best regards,
Fred Jansz


Re: RI 264000 lettering

mopacfirst
 

The only thing 'wrong' with the decals that come with the kit is that they're for the original build.  More often than not, that's the situation I find myself in, as a late 50s modeler.

I will no doubt cobble the lettering together from Microscale 87-19 since I happen to have several of those.  Not sure yet about the dimensional data but I think I have enough decals from the Gothic style dimensional data Microscale set.

Thanks, Norm, for posting that shot of a hide car, that's exactly what I thought the car should look like.  Mine will probably be a hide car also, since my railroad serves the Wichita stock yards / packing house complex, and that's where I saw one of these about 1970 but I can't come up with a photo of it.

Ron Merrick


Re: RI 264000 lettering

Schleigh Mike
 

The decals in my kit appear to be for earlier times, perhaps the 'as built' version.  I, and perhaps Ron, would like a source for the the late 1950s Rock Island lettering style.

Mike Schleigh, still in frosty Grove City, Penna.



On Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:43:34 PM EST, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:


What is wrong with the decals that come with the kit?

Bill Welch


Re: Made a start (WP SS boxcar)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Can anyone read the small writing on the door below the herald?
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

From: radiodial868
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2019 10:01 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Made a start (WP SS boxcar)
 
We've discussed the Single Sheath boxcars over on the WP Modelers FB site a couple of times. Bill Kennedy has decals that cover the 26000 series with the proper medallion. Here is an image of the cars in Plaster service that covers the roof a little better (but not perfectly). I keep playing with doing the Accurail conversion, but the more details I find out about the prototype, the more I keep going back to Sketch-up and playing with making parts to make a pattern master for Andrew Dahm to cast. It's doable - if I could just get the time. Such a common lament...
RJ Dial
Burlingame, CA


Re: Another "What do I do with this" quiz

Eric Hansmann
 

It took me awhile to find the product number on the Accurail site. Here’s what Clark bought, but as a data only with dark paint.

http://www.accurail.com/accurail/ART/4500/4512.JPG

 

Check out this February 1993 Richard Hendrickson article to see what is possible.

http://original.trainlife.com/magazines/pages/144/10388/february-1993-page-14

 

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:36 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Another "What do I do with this" quiz

 

I a weak moment I picked up an Accurail box car at the mall show yesterday. It's box number is 4498 It's described as a 'Data Only - DK'. I thought it might work for the CL mini-kit, only noticing the steel door, but it has too many side posts. Besides the 3 posts on either side of the door which is corrugated steel it has 7/8 Murphy ends. 
The quiz part is: What can I make this car "Fairly" accurately?
Thanks lot for your advise,
CW Propst


Another "What do I do with this" quiz

David
 

Out of the box, it's good for the Canadian Pacific cars it was modeled after. Light modifications will get you DM&N 3300-3399.

David Thompson


Re: RI 264000 lettering

Bill Welch
 

What is wrong with the decals that come with the kit?

Bill Welch


Re: RI 264000 lettering

Schleigh Mike
 

Hello Ron & Group!

I have a Jay Williams print of RI 40400, no date but reweighed 10-62.  The lettering style is that 'block' style that came to the Rock late in the 1950s.  There is no herald on the right.  That series of car numbers was created about that time for hide service and the 40400 is so labeled.  This car is modeled by Rocket Express RI-2 (double door, fixed ends).

Hope this helps.

Regards from frosty Grove City in western Penna.

Mike Schleigh

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, 11:31:25 AM EST, mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:


I have a RI 264000 series single-sheathed double door box (Rocket Express) almost ready to paint.  I'm looking for the lettering style from the mid-late 50s, either as a general service car or as a hide car.  There are plenty of photos on line of RI 264070, freshly restored to its as-built paint scheme, but none in-service late in life.

I can assume that, beyond the reporting marks and data, that there probably would not have been a herald or ROCK ISLAND lettering on the car.  Is this likely?  And reporting marks - Roman or gothic?

Ron Merrick


Re: RI 264000 lettering

Norm Buckhart
 

Ron - this could have been renumbered but may be what you are looking for.  norm buckhart

On Dec 8, 2019, at 8:31 AM, mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:

I have a RI 264000 series single-sheathed double door box (Rocket Express) almost ready to paint.  I'm looking for the lettering style from the mid-late 50s, either as a general service car or as a hide car.  There are plenty of photos on line of RI 264070, freshly restored to its as-built paint scheme, but none in-service late in life.

I can assume that, beyond the reporting marks and data, that there probably would not have been a herald or ROCK ISLAND lettering on the car.  Is this likely?  And reporting marks - Roman or gothic?

Ron Merrick


RI 264000 lettering

mopacfirst
 

I have a RI 264000 series single-sheathed double door box (Rocket Express) almost ready to paint.  I'm looking for the lettering style from the mid-late 50s, either as a general service car or as a hide car.  There are plenty of photos on line of RI 264070, freshly restored to its as-built paint scheme, but none in-service late in life.

I can assume that, beyond the reporting marks and data, that there probably would not have been a herald or ROCK ISLAND lettering on the car.  Is this likely?  And reporting marks - Roman or gothic?

Ron Merrick


Re: Photo: Alaska RR Flat Car 12812 With Load

mopacfirst
 

Doesn't that welded flatcar look familiar?  I saw the note about it being built by Thrall, and it's probably not significantly different from a 70 ton car.  This is one that would be nice as a model.

Ron Merrick


Another "What do I do with this" quiz

Clark Propst
 

I a weak moment I picked up an Accurail box car at the mall show yesterday. It's box number is 4498 It's described as a 'Data Only - DK'. I thought it might work for the CL mini-kit, only noticing the steel door, but it has too many side posts. Besides the 3 posts on either side of the door which is corrugated steel it has 7/8 Murphy ends. 
The quiz part is: What can I make this car "Fairly" accurately?
Thanks lot for your advise,
CW Propst


Re: HO Scale Utah Coal Route GS Gondola Kits Available

Tim O'Connor
 


Corey I was very excited to see this car, and the model looks really good. :-)

But the LETTERING !! I'm beyond the time in my life when I am satisfied with
mediocre lettering. Would Ted Culotta be interested in doing lettering for your
models? His artwork is impeccable.

Anyway I'm hopeful something can be done, because I am really interested in
models of these cars. Were there any other owners of the same gondolas? They
remind me of some other GS gons.

Tim O'







On 12/7/2019 7:59 PM, Corey Bonsall wrote:
Hello everyone,

I've just completed a batch of Utah Coal Route GS gondola kits in HO scale, and listed them on Ebay.  There are two options for grab irons: solid "cast" type, and wire grab drill points.  Thanks for looking!

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=bonsallscalecarshops&_sop=10






Corey Bonsall

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: HO Scale Utah Coal Route GS Gondola Kits Available

Tony Thompson
 

Corey Bonsall wrote:

I've just completed a batch of Utah Coal Route GS gondola kits in HO scale, and listed them on Ebay.  There are two options for grab irons: solid "cast" type, and wire grab drill points.  Thanks for looking!

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=bonsallscalecarshops&_sop=10

    Doggonit, Corey! Now I have no excuse not to have accurate UCR cars!! But great choice, and I will look forward to seeing one of these.

Tony Thompson




HO Scale Utah Coal Route GS Gondola Kits Available

Corey Bonsall
 

Hello everyone,

I've just completed a batch of Utah Coal Route GS gondola kits in HO scale, and listed them on Ebay.  There are two options for grab irons: solid "cast" type, and wire grab drill points.  Thanks for looking!

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=bonsallscalecarshops&_sop=10






Corey Bonsall


Re: Photo: Alaska RR Flat Car 12812 With Load

Bruce Smith
 

Note that the camping trailer appears to be without wheels and with a significant amount of piping underneath. 

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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