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NYC box car with a star on it

Doug Paasch
 

I just bought a Bachmann Silver Series (15009) box car, NYC 164613, stamped BLT 10-47.  Under the oval “NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM” logo is a 5-pointed star about 10 scale inches wide.  Does anyone know what the star means?  This is not an REA car with an attendant or anything.  Just a regular 40’ box car.

 

Thanks,

   Doug Paasch


Re: Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

Bob Webber
 

Yes to both - I'd have to locate his e-mail - I owe him a message.   His catalog was, I think, $10 at the show - and, to be honest, worth it in terms of matching with Eric's work to get a better understanding. 


At 01:34 PM 1/22/2020, lrkdbn via Groups.Io wrote:
That's good news! Do you happen to have the price of this catalog?
Also does he do email?
Larry King

Bob Webber


Re: Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

Bob Webber
 

Bill, thanks.   Steve Hile had been looking to contact him and finally made the connection a month or  so ago - then suggested he might be interested in the Cocoa Beach show.  Keith said yes he would, and I was very happy to see him there.


At 12:27 PM 1/22/2020, Bill Welch wrote:
I recall that recently people were wondering about Keith and his photo collection. In fact he was at PR-2020 selling a catalog of his photos. He no longer has a dark room and has gone digital. Here is his mailing address

D. K. Retterer
1442 East Bank Drive
Marietta, GA 30068

Bill Welch

Bob Webber


Re: Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

Bill Welch
 

I think the catalog was $7 at the event, more by mail I am sure. I do not know about his email situation.

Bill Welch


Re: Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

lrkdbn
 

That's good news! Do you happen to have the price of this catalog?
Also does he do email?
Larry King


Re: [Proto-Layouts] Cocoa Beach Photos

Eric Hansmann
 

Great photos, Steve. It looks like it was another fun time at The Beach.

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: Proto-Layouts@groups.io <Proto-Layouts@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:16 PM
To: Proto-Layouts@groups.io; PassengerCarList@groups.io; MFCL@groups.io; main@RealSTMFC.groups.io; RockIslandLines@groups.io; shake-n-take@groups.io
Subject: [Proto-Layouts] Cocoa Beach Photos

 

I have placed some photos from  Cocoa Beach 2020 in an album on Flickr at

 

 

Hopefully they are representative of the terrific variety seen there.  Thanks to all who shared their efforts in models, clinics and discussions.  We had a great time.

 

Enjoy,

Steve Hile


Re: PRR G22 question

Tim O'Connor
 


Railmaster is S scale, not so? Did Westerfield make S scale decals?



On 1/21/2020 11:06 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:


On Jan 21, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

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Good Evening All:

Above is the Railmaster brass car.The decals are from the early Westerfield kit.  I was planning to swap the trucks for the Bowser truck.  Any thoughts?

Bill Pardie

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--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

Bill Welch
 

I recall that recently people were wondering about Keith and his photo collection. In fact he was at PR-2020 selling a catalog of his photos. He no longer has a dark room and has gone digital. Here is his mailing address

D. K. Retterer
1442 East Bank Drive
Marietta, GA 30068

Bill Welch


PRR Boxcars Circa 1900

Bob Chaparro
 

PRR Boxcars Circa 1900

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016808290/

Use the "View Larger" tab to enlarge the photo.

Title: "Anchor Line docks and Penna. R.R. [Pennsylvania Railroad] coal & ore docks, Erie, Pa"

Stenciling on some of the cars notes "MCB Couplers" (Master Car Builders) and "Air Brakes".

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: LV Boxcar 72286

G.J. Irwin
 

I'm particularly intrigued by the location of this photo since I can trace my heritage to Hoboken.  If I'm not mistaken, this is the southernmost end of the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad, later known as the Hoboken Shore Line.  The Holland-America piers were just a couple of blocks north of the Lackawanna's Hoboken Terminal but were served from the north end of Hoboken.

I think this has been shared here before but in case not, or any new folks here... this is a short history of the Hoboken Shore Line.

http://hbs.railfan.net/

George Irwin
www.irwinsjournal.com


Re: Branchline Blueprint 50-foot variations

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Francis,

Since many of their cars also fit our period of interest, might we also have a download on our site?

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆


On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 6:28 PM rdgbuff56 via Groups.Io <rdgbuff56=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I downloaded their whole freight car catalog at MFCL group.

Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7:40:59 PM UTC, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Branchline -

 8 foot and 9 foot riveted single door 50 foot box cars.

 welded 50 foot single door car with 9 foot doors.

 double door 50 foot box car.

 TWO different insulated box cars with 8 foot doors.

All have separate roofs and ends.



On 1/20/2020 8:12 AM, Bill Welch wrote:
> I need a reminder regarding the Branchline Blueprint 50-foot boxcars
> in terms of the variations. I know they produced an 8-foot door car
> and an insulated car w/a sliding flush door. Note, I am not interested
> in the more modern cars they did, only the ones that would have the
> Improved Dreadnaught end variations.
>
> Did they do a 9-foot door or any double door examples? Did the do any
> with a lower straight side sill?
>
> Thank you
> Bill Welch


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




Re: PRR G22 question

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Right you are Brian.  At least I got the "rail" part right.  

Sorry:

Bill Pardie



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Brian Carlson via Groups.Io" <prrk41361@...>
Date: 1/21/20 7:23 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR G22 question

Heck I’d like to get some of those trucks, if they roll. Railmaster ?? Don’t know them. Did you mean Railworks? 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:06 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:



On Jan 21, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

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Good Evening All:

Above is the Railmaster brass car.The decals are from the early Westerfield kit.  I was planning to swap the trucks for the Bowser truck.  Any thoughts?

Bill Pardie


Re: PRR G22 question

Brian Carlson
 

Heck I’d like to get some of those trucks, if they roll. Railmaster ?? Don’t know them. Did you mean Railworks? 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:06 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:



On Jan 21, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

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<DSCN2247.jpg>


Good Evening All:

Above is the Railmaster brass car.The decals are from the early Westerfield kit.  I was planning to swap the trucks for the Bowser truck.  Any thoughts?

Bill Pardie


Re: PRR G22 question

ford.donald77 <ford.donald77@...>
 

Bill
In the may 2008 issue of RMC on pages 60-65 by James Kinkaid there are 3 pictures of G22b in container service with three different 
crown type trucks.  One is very much like the trucks on our Railmaster car with the leaf springs in the center
Don Ford 
Cameron MO

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 10:06:52 PM CST, WILLIAM PARDIE <pardiew001@...> wrote:




On Jan 21, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

<1.jpeg><0.jpeg>


Good Evening All:

Above is the Railmaster brass car.The decals are from the early Westerfield kit.  I was planning to swap the trucks for the Bowser truck.  Any thoughts?

Bill Pardie


Re: PRR G22 question

WILLIAM PARDIE
 



On Jan 21, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

<1.jpeg><0.jpeg>


Good Evening All:

Above is the Railmaster brass car.The decals are from the early Westerfield kit.  I was planning to swap the trucks for the Bowser truck.  Any thoughts?

Bill Pardie


Re: Requesting instructions for Wright Trak Seaboard V10

Bill Welch
 

Suggest contacting Gregory King, new owner of the V9 and V10 patterns and kits. His company is Southbound Modelworkd and Decals Co.

https://www.sbmwdco.com/

Bill Welch


Requesting instructions for Wright Trak Seaboard V10

Clark Cooper
 

Hello,

I recently acquired a Wright Trak Seaboard V10 kit, and a note inside the box refers me to the no-longer-existent web site to download the instructions. I searched the RealSTMFC group files and messages, just in case, but did not see them. Nor could I find them on the Wayback Machine archives of the original Wright Trak web site.

Would some kind soul be willing & able to email me a copy of the instructions?

If so, please send to csc[at]mchsi[dot]com

Thanks!
-Clark Cooper


Re: Photo: Replacement siding on a reefer

 

Tim and All,

The PFE reefer is an R-30-9 with a single beam under frame.

You can tell this by the jacking pad.

Dan Smith


Re: Branchline Blueprint 50-foot variations

rdgbuff56
 

I downloaded their whole freight car catalog at MFCL group.

Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7:40:59 PM UTC, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Branchline -

 8 foot and 9 foot riveted single door 50 foot box cars.

 welded 50 foot single door car with 9 foot doors.

 double door 50 foot box car.

 TWO different insulated box cars with 8 foot doors.

All have separate roofs and ends.



On 1/20/2020 8:12 AM, Bill Welch wrote:
> I need a reminder regarding the Branchline Blueprint 50-foot boxcars
> in terms of the variations. I know they produced an 8-foot door car
> and an insulated car w/a sliding flush door. Note, I am not interested
> in the more modern cars they did, only the ones that would have the
> Improved Dreadnaught end variations.
>
> Did they do a 9-foot door or any double door examples? Did the do any
> with a lower straight side sill?
>
> Thank you
> Bill Welch


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




Re: Branchline Blueprint 50-foot variations

Bill Welch
 

Thanks for your assistance to everyone that responded here and to my personal email.

Bill Welch

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