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Re: Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

spsalso
 
Edited

Virginia Smelting Company is listed on page 687of the July 1945 ORER.

The reporting marks are V.S.X.

The car list is similar to that posted by Dave--some cars added, some cars removed--a total of 33 cars.  There IS 116 and 119, there is NOT 120 and 121.

April 1961 still shows VSX.  The reporting marks for the company (and the name, sort of) were changed between that date and July 1965 to VCSX.


Ed

Edward Sutorik

Re: Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

Schleigh Mike
 

VCSX and Virginia Chemical, Inc are  not listed in either the Oct 1958 or Oct 1959 issues of the ORER.

Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna.

On Monday, February 17, 2020, 03:25:48 PM EST, Allen Cain <allencaintn@...> wrote:


I am looking for information on Virginia Chemical Tank cars as offered by Broadway Limited (Item # 6125).  These cars have built dates of 1941 and 1946 but do not appear in my 1953, 1954 or 1955 ORER.  However they have "Test" dates in 1958 thru 1960. 

This leads me to assume that they were originally lettered for another road and later re-lettered for Virginia Chemical.

If you have an ORER for 1956 to 1959 I would appreciate it if you could see if these cars are listed and if so can you tell me their classification type code?

VCSX 116
VCSX 119
VCSX 120
VCSX 121

And if anyone has background information on Virginia Chemical it would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Allen Cain

Re: Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

Dave Parker
 

A little later than you requested, but there they are:



--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

Allen Cain
 

I am looking for information on Virginia Chemical Tank cars as offered by Broadway Limited (Item # 6125).  These cars have built dates of 1941 and 1946 but do not appear in my 1953, 1954 or 1955 ORER.  However they have "Test" dates in 1958 thru 1960. 

This leads me to assume that they were originally lettered for another road and later re-lettered for Virginia Chemical.

If you have an ORER for 1956 to 1959 I would appreciate it if you could see if these cars are listed and if so can you tell me their classification type code?

VCSX 116
VCSX 119
VCSX 120
VCSX 121

And if anyone has background information on Virginia Chemical it would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Allen Cain

Re: GRAB IRONS

Dave Parker
 

I believe Bill was asking specifically for scale (0.008") grabs, for which BLMA/Atlas and Tangent fill the bill.  Tichy does not.

I have bent some SS grabs out of guitar strings, but I don't think there have been any commercial offerings, at least recently.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

Offered: HO Red Caboose Factory Built 1937 AAR box cars

Andy Carlson
 


Hello-

I have three (3) Factory assembled HO Red Caboose 1937 AAR single 6' door box cars, all in new and never been removed from packaging condition.

RC #RR38086-3 Lake Superior & Ishpeming w/o herald 10-51 repaint scheme L.S.& I. 2211
RC #RR38062 Clinchfield RR Freight car red w/ bowtie herald 12-62 repaint scheme CRR 5460
RC #RR38009-10 Canadian Pacific FCR w/ "Spans the World" & Tilted globe-train-plane herald. CP 22130. Interesting, this car has Canadian style of 8-rung ladders with the corner sill step integral w/ the ladder. I was never able to get these ladders from RC. 9-47 repaint scheme.

Offered for $26 each. plus buy to pay $5.50 and up for shipping.

I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee I accept PayPal. Contact me off-list (please) for details at <midcentury@...>



Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

RPCs for sale

Brian Carlson
 

I’m selling some railroad prototype Cyclopedia’s for a friend of mine we have the following volumes available for $20 each plus shipping.

#1(2), 4, 9, 12(2),16, 18, 29
2 copies of 1 and 12.

Plus edition 14 of the CDS lettering guide for $5

Contact me off list at prrk41361 at yahoo dot com. If interested.

Brian J. Carlson

Re: GRAB IRONS

Allen Cain
 

FYI Atlas still has wire grab irons listed on their website:


Scroll down and you will see them.

Allen Cain 

Re: GRAB IRONS

Allen Cain
 

Tichy also offers grab irons and are very affordable.  Both Tangent and Tichy use Phosphor Bronze wire.  Does anyone use a material that is stronger such as stainless steel?

Allen Cain

Q Question

Clark Propst
 

I started assembling a CB&Q single sheathed double steel door box car XM 11? Instructions show door and a half cars and those with steel double doors. The double door cars have raised roofs. My model has the correct side bracing for the double steel doors, but not the roof extensions. Is there a version with steel double doors without the raised roof? Or do I need to fabricate my own extension?
Thanks,
CW Propst

Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Tim O'Connor
 

Don

I thought it might be a LOCK of some kind - that car was STATIONARY at that
location for a very long time. Photos taken at least two years apart show it
in precisely the same spot, rusted to the rail. It was in use for storage.



On 2/16/2020 6:36 AM, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Tim, 

   Your comment brings the question of what good woud such an appliance be if the car
were NOT in revenue service? Also, your photo of 11945 seems to show a galvanized roof
that was not painted. Is that correct and can you provide a date for your photo?

Thank you. Don Valentine


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Missouri-Illinois RR book plug

Charlie Duckworth
 

Pricing is in the link in my posting plus information on the chapters, number of pages, etc. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Donald B. Valentine
 

Hi Tim, 

   Your comment brings the question of what good woud such an appliance be if the car
were NOT in revenue service? Also, your photo of 11945 seems to show a galvanized roof
that was not painted. Is that correct and can you provide a date for your photo?

Thank you. Don Valentine

SOLD: The MV Lenses offered for sale have been sold

Andy Carlson
 

These have found a new home. Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA




Hello-

I have 53 new MV Products lenses I am offering as a single lot for sale. Also included are 6 opened partials.

Buy all 59 packages for $110, shipping included to the US. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee I accept PayPal. Contact me off-list (please) for details at <midcentury@...>

Re: MV Products Question

Nelson Moyer
 

That was 2019. This is 2020. I left a voicemail at the web site number, and to date it hasn’t been returned.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill McGuire
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:55 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] MV Products Question

 

Hello; I have been dealing direct with MV Lens for over 30 years. I write to M.V. Products, PO. Box 6622, Orange, CA. (92613-6622). My last order was Oct. 2018 and all the requested lens I ordered were available. I paid by money order. I have never been shorted by buying direct. Service is goods and the postage is reasonable. Regards, Bill

Re: GRAB IRONS

Todd Sullivan
 

Yes, it probably should have been a freight car, but that certainly is a fine looking locomotive.  I especially like the weathering.

Todd Sullivan

Re: GRAB IRONS

Dave Parker
 

Bill:

Tangent also offers 0.008 grabs in both straight and drop.  Not sure how shipping costs compare.

And I agree about the improved appearance with scale grabs.  I haven't used anything larger than 0.010 in a long time.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

GRAB IRONS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Oops! Sorry! That was supposed to be a freight car photo. Well, I guess that we need something to haul those cars around.

Bill Pardie

Re: MV Products Question

Bill McGuire
 

Hello; I have been dealing direct with MV Lens for over 30 years. I write to M.V. Products, PO. Box 6622, Orange, CA. (92613-6622). My last order was Oct. 2018 and all the requested lens I ordered were available. I paid by money order. I have never been shorted by buying direct. Service is goods and the postage is reasonable. Regards, Bill

GRAB IRONS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 



Several years ago I learned that BLMA was offering grab irons in both straight and drop styles that were done with .008 wire.  The wire was strong enough that it did not distort when handled.  I found this to be a real time saver in creating the grabs and also they really made a difference in the appearance of the models.  I guess that BLMA was sold to Atlas a short time later and the grabs were subsequently dropped from the line.  I just found some on line that were marketed as Atlas/BLMA.  I was delighted to find these as I am sure many of you will as we.  I bought mine from a dealer who apparently thought that shipping to Hawaii was like shipping to Bagdad.  I’m sure that a better chip[ping rate could be found.

Bill Pardie