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Re: Shorty automobile car - 1913

Paul Doggett
 

Trafford Park Manchester was the first UK Ford plant opened in 1911 to make the model T 

Paul Doggett.   England 


On 15 Jan 2020, at 17:57, Thomas Evans via Groups.Io <tomkevans@...> wrote:

Some of the guys over on the Early Rail site identified it as being at the Trafford Park works in Manchester, England in 1916.
I'll go tell the Ford dealer that they messed up their caption!

Tom


Re: Looking for any info about Linde (CCBX) gondolas #801-815 and the containers. #801-815

Jason Kliewer
 

Thanks for all the replies.  I'll make another run at drawing all this up and see if I can get to a acceptable result.

Can't believe I didn't do a patent search as I've done that on several past projects.

Jason


Re: Shorty automobile car - 1913

Thomas Evans
 

Some of the guys over on the Early Rail site identified it as being at the Trafford Park works in Manchester, England in 1916.
I'll go tell the Ford dealer that they messed up their caption!

Tom


Re: Anyone care to guess who owns or leases this tank car

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 1/15/2020 8:04 AM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) wrote:
Hi List Members,
 
Anyone care to guess who owns or leases this tank car?

    A total SWAG but as it's pole company spur maybe a creosote company tank?:-D

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


Re: CC&O vs CRR reporting marks

Benjamin Hom
 

Bill Welch asked:
"For some time now I have noticed that all of the Clinchfield's USRA assigned rolling stock—cabooses; 50-ton boxcars; 2-bay hoppers—carried "CC&O" reporting marks for most of their service lives if not all, certainly well into the 1950s while cars after the USRA period were stenciled "CCR." Curious if anyone knows why this was the case."

Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio (CC&O) was leased jointly by ACL and L&N effective December 1, 1924, who operated it using the Clinchfield Railroad (CRR) as the controlling company.


Ben Hom


CC&O vs CRR reporting marks

Bill Welch
 

For some time now I have noticed that all of the Clinchfield's USRA assigned rolling stock—cabooses; 50-ton boxcars; 2-bay hoppers—carried "CC&O" reporting marks for most of their service lives if not all, certainly well into the 1950s while cars after the USRA period were stenciled "CCR." Curious if anyone knows why this was the case.

Bill Welch


Re: Help with a SP box car

Clark Propst
 

I didn't have to leave town this morning so I finished....Thought I'd finished, just remembered the cut lever...The SP mini-kit, I'll add the uncoupling lever and paint next.
I'm also attaching a model I did the week before CCB. It's an old Sunshine "Unibody" kit for a KCS rebuilt box car. I was expecting a yellow casting flat kit. To my surprise I got a C&BT kit with a couple of resin castings....I used the two castings and the carbody, the rest is from my parts stash.
CW Propst 


Anyone care to guess who owns or leases this tank car

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Anyone care to guess who owns or leases this tank car?
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Lumber On Sleds For Loading

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob,
 
Thanks for the interesting image link.
 
I found that searching this site for the term "pole" (without the quote marks) turns up images of telephone pole loads on steam era freight cars - who would have thought?
 
One I found that I like is at the link below, an ACL flat being loaded in Minnesota!
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 1:19 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Lumber On Sleds For Loading

Lumber On Sleds For Loading

Photo Title: Loading Railroad Cars At Cloquet Lumber Company

http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display?irn=10699359&return=brand%3Dcms%26q%3DLoading%2520railroad%2520cars

Click on "Display Larger Version" to see detail.

I was a bit surprised to see that the lumber arrived on sleds. Old timers have told me loading and unloading lumber from boxcars was a hard, dreary work. I imagine doping this in the dead of winter was even worse.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Behind the UTLX Dry bulk tank car

Eric Hansmann
 

There’s a poultry car beyond the materials tower to the left of the distant boxcars, too.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gary laakso
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:55 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Behind the UTLX Dry bulk tank car

 

The picture really expands nicely clicking on the picture a couple of times.  With that done, there are good views of two L&N 36 foot boxcars and a very early covered hopper. 

 

https://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt702v2c8t1s_2661_1 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Re: Bunker C unloading rack

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Pete and Eric and List Members,
 
Excellent inded! Amazing what we can sometimes do with 'found' stuff! A very enjoyable read.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:25 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Bunker C unloading rack

Pete Hall built an HO scale Bunker C unloading rack from a box of scrap parts. He shares his work in the latest Resin Car Works blog post.



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: Cocoa Beach. Kits and loads.

Brian Carlson
 

Ben I meant to put the vendor in. It is “multiscale digital” and he is on both eBay and Shapeways. I’m not associated with him. Just a happy client. Also here are a few of Eric’s loads. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jan 15, 2020, at 7:11 AM, Ben Sullivan <ben.sullivan75@...> wrote:

Great report, Brian. Could you share a link to the 3D printed loads you ordered? Sounds interesting. Thx.
--
Ben Sullivan
Brookeville, MD
Modeling the Georgetown Branch of the B&O


Re: Photo: Staley Tank Cars

Tangent Scale Models
 

Tim, that is a GATC 1917-design tank.

David Lehlbach
Tangent Scale Models


Bunker C unloading rack

Eric Hansmann
 

Pete Hall built an HO scale Bunker C unloading rack from a box of scrap parts. He shares his work in the latest Resin Car Works blog post.



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: Cocoa Beach. Kits and loads.

 

Great report, Brian. Could you share a link to the 3D printed loads you ordered? Sounds interesting. Thx.
--
Ben Sullivan
Brookeville, MD
Modeling the Georgetown Branch of the B&O


Lumber On Sleds For Loading

Bob Chaparro
 

Lumber On Sleds For Loading

Photo Title: Loading Railroad Cars At Cloquet Lumber Company

http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display?irn=10699359&return=brand%3Dcms%26q%3DLoading%2520railroad%2520cars

Click on "Display Larger Version" to see detail.

I was a bit surprised to see that the lumber arrived on sleds. Old timers have told me loading and unloading lumber from boxcars was a hard, dreary work. I imagine doping this in the dead of winter was even worse.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Cocoa Beach. Kits and loads.

Brian Carlson
 

Just got home from cocoa it was great catching up with old friends and making new ones.

There were some great models in the room and I am always interested in flat carloads. Eric Thur had some nice ones based on Bethlehem Steel loads that were 3-D printed. He provided the information to the designer and they are available on eBay And Shapeways. I ordered some during the show and they were delivered today before I got back from Cocoa.

I also like to visit hobby shops on the way to see what dusty kits may be lurking on shelves. I stopped at New Brookland Railroad & Hobby, 405 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169 and they had a nice selection of old and new stuff. If anyone is looking for kits they have a decent selection of Branchline and Proto 2000 lists mostly SE prototypes for those interested. He also had a bunch of Stewart loads. I picked up a Rapido meat reefer

Stewart Hobbies in willoughby Ohio has about 100 SF of branchline kits including 1/2 dozen NYC passenger cars.

Neither shop had them at fire sale prices.

Well, I have 6 loads to build. Maybe I’ll finish them by next year. I’m not as fast as Clark. Lol.
Brian J. Carlson


Re: Caboose restrictions

Rupert Gamlen
 

My thanks to all who responded to my query. The article that Charlie Vlk has provided seems to answer my questions. Just need to find copies of the legislation for the states in which the CB&Q operated.

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ

 


Re: Help with a SP box car

Bruce Smith
 

Tim,

National Scale Car is a new model company from Canada. http://nationalscalecar.com 
Lots of doors, tracks, details...
Ryan Menddell and his wife Samantha were at Cocoa Beach.

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL



From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:11 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help with a SP box car
 
Clark

National who ??

This is the B-50-20 represented by the IMWX (later Red Caboose) 1937 AAR box car. Many
cars by the late 1940's would have been relettered per the 1946 style with spelled out road name.

What is different about the NSC kit compared to the IMWX?


On 1/14/2020 2:34 PM, Clark Propst wrote:

At CCB (Great event had a wonderful time) I purchased a mini-kit from 'National Scale Car' for a SP box car, series 83420-83739. Kit basics are doors, lower tracks and decals. The only photo of a SP car in the instructions was taken later in life with larger roadname stenciling and lowered placards. I want to model the car for the late 40s, so I need to know the placement of the placard and route card board on the Superior door. Also there are three lettering choices on the decal sheet. Large roadname, smaller roadname for between the stripes above and below the roadname and number, and just initials for above the numbers between the stripes. These cars were built in 11-40. Which option would be appropriate?  From what photos I have I'm leaning towards just initials. I really need a photo showing the doors tho...I've got it ready for paint except for the doors.
CW Propst


Re: Photo: Staley Tank Cars

Bruce Smith
 

Um Tim,

That is a completely different car, both with respect to the under frame and the tank. The photo you posted appears to be a Pennsylvania Tank Car Company product. Careful examination would seem to indicate an original tank and under frame combination. Spotting features at the safety valves at opposite ends of the dome, 5 radial courses, and under frame with sills (which looks very much like a GATC product).

Regards,
Bruce 
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Staley Tank Cars
 

Has this one received a different underframe? It's 1966, 50 years after the build date.


On 1/13/2020 11:52 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:

AC&F Type 11, 10,000 gallon tank car. 

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

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




On Jan 13, 2020, at 10:43 AM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: Staley Tank Cars

Undated photo from the Decatur Herald & Review:

https://tinyurl.com/taxs6pc

Attachments:

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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