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HO Scale Grab Irons

Bob Chaparro
 

HO Scale Grab Irons

I want to upgrade a couple of HO scale freight cars I acquired at a swap meet. The cars have holes for simple wire grab irons but I'd like to add commercial grab irons with more detail.

Any suggestions for what I might use?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: ADMIN - do not open website from "Richard Ramik"

Richard Ramik
 

Jeff:

Thanks.  Had no idea this had happened.

Rich Ramik



On Thursday, April 16, 2020, 4:35:55 PM EDT, Aley, Jeff A <jeff.a.aley@...> wrote:


Hi Folks,

 

               RealSTMFC got an email from “Richard Ramik” asking “if anyone has done business at [spam website]???”

 

               It’s SPAM, please don’t click on the link.

 

               The real Richard Ramik has been a member of RealSTMFC for a long time; I doubt the message was really from him.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff Aley

Deputy Moderator, RealSTMFC


Re: Boxcar Interior Door Color

spsalso
 

The smart folks painted the whole interior a very light color--light beige or light grey--white looks dirty too quickly.


Ed

Edward Sutorik


Boxcar Interior Door Color

David
 

Don't know about Milwaukee specifically, but general practice was to paint the inside of the door and sometimes put the car number on it also.

David Thompson


National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

David
 

C&O 5361 is an AAR 1937 box with Creco door but not the wacky Deco end that gets all the attention.

David Thompson


Rebuilt USRA Double Sheathed Boxcars

David
 

RPC #24 covers the double-sheathed rebuilds. Reading between the lines a bit, the 8-panel sides were generally supplied by Youngstown, and the ten-panel sides by Pullman-Standard, but that is not necessarily a hard and fast rule.

David Thompson


Re: CNW slogans

Jack Mullen
 

Tony,
I'm not sure about an absolute beginning date, but the slogan was applied to PS-1 orders in the 1949-54 period.
It appeared on the right side of the car, with "The Overland Route" on the left side.
57400-57898 even, 1949, 40' auto car, 15' doors
106600-108598 even, 1949, 40' XM
6200-10198 even, 1951, 40' XM
1-625, 1953, 40' XM
all the above have riveted sides
656-1655, 1954, 40' XM
Not sayin' this is a comprehensive list. There was a another lot in 1955 that I'm not sure of offhand, and there were several small groups of cars built in the same time frame.
I should mention that a similar slogan, "Route of the "400" and the Streamliners" was used briefly pre-WW2.

Jack Mullen


Re: ADMIN - do not open website from "Richard Ramik"

Todd Sullivan
 

Thanks, Jeff, for keeping us safe. 

I learned the hard way not to open fishy stuff like that.

Todd Sullivan


Re: National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

Dave Parker
 

Brian:

That's a nice shot of a CN Fowler with 5-ft doors (IOW the very nice Speedwitch K104 kit).  Although numerous, photos of these cars pre-AB brakes seem to be rather scarce.

Thanks for posting.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


ADMIN - do not open website from "Richard Ramik"

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Folks,

 

               RealSTMFC got an email from “Richard Ramik” asking “if anyone has done business at [spam website]???”

 

               It’s SPAM, please don’t click on the link.

 

               The real Richard Ramik has been a member of RealSTMFC for a long time; I doubt the message was really from him.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff Aley

Deputy Moderator, RealSTMFC


Re: National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

Brian Rochon
 

After additional research, it looks like it may be Wallabout Union Freight Station serving PRR, NYC/West Shore, LV, B&O, CNJ, & NYO&W at Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:13 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

 

Not DL&W.  No lines in the NY Navy Yard.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Rochon
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

 

The attached photo, shows a freight yard (DL&W?) adjacent to the Wallabout Markets and the New York Navy Yard in NYC, dated 13 March 1941.  Several box cars are in the image including NYC 39271, C&O 5361 and CN 403863 (reweighed 5-40).  Enjoy,

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD


Re: MDC heavy duty trucks

spsalso
 

Athearn shows these trucks on their most recent release of the SP ore cars:


http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH97741


They are not on any of the other ore cars announced at that time.  It does seem to be time for them to run another batch.  I just wish I had a need for these cars--they look great.

Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: Photo: GN Boxcar 44653

Bruce Smith
 

Indeed!  I haven't forgotten... just didn't mention it, but when done that will, of course, contribute even more to the impression of the car! It is my intent with my 2 to model one that has been on the road for 2 months and is lightly weathered with a 2nd that is on it's first revenue trip.

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of spsalso via groups.io <Edwardsutorik@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:02 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: GN Boxcar 44653
 
Don't forget the black:  roof, ends and underbody.


Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: Photo: GN Boxcar 44653

spsalso
 

Don't forget the black:  roof, ends and underbody.


Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Not DL&W.  No lines in the NY Navy Yard.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Rochon
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

 

The attached photo, shows a freight yard (DL&W?) adjacent to the Wallabout Markets and the New York Navy Yard in NYC, dated 13 March 1941.  Several box cars are in the image including NYC 39271, C&O 5361 and CN 403863 (reweighed 5-40).  Enjoy,

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD


Re: F&C LV box car

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Completely agree, Bill, That’s a very convincing photo . . .

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of WILLIAM PARDIE
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:39 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] F&C LV box car

 

Super modeling job Ed.  Looking at the photo the only clue that it is  model is the coupler trip pin.  Great weathering.  The setting is the same quality as the model.  

 

Just what I would hope to achieve.

 

Bill Pardie

 

 

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Edward <edb8381@...>

Date: 4/16/20 4:03 AM (GMT-10:00)

Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] F&C LV box car

 

Sad to say, I did not see any photos or any links to photos in the first message.
Here is an LV 'wrong way door' box car I built in O scale, after seeing the HO F&C kit some time ago.
It's a chance to see if this one will show up.

Ed Bommer


Re: F&C LV box car

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Super modeling job Ed.  Looking at the photo the only clue that it is  model is the coupler trip pin.  Great weathering.  The setting is the same quality as the model.  

Just what I would hope to achieve.

Bill Pardie


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Edward <edb8381@...>
Date: 4/16/20 4:03 AM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] F&C LV box car

Sad to say, I did not see any photos or any links to photos in the first message.
Here is an LV 'wrong way door' box car I built in O scale, after seeing the HO F&C kit some time ago.
It's a chance to see if this one will show up.

Ed Bommer


Re: Photo: GN Boxcar 44653

Bruce Smith
 

Bob,

Indeed, that car is a GN plywood sheathed car from the first series (built may to June 1944), as denoted by the composite door (and 6/44 build date 😉)

The only thing that might make that photo better would be if it included the "B" end, and in color to show off that gorgeous Omaha Orange and green paint scheme!

I have 2 kits to build... a Sunshine (79.1) and a hybrid IM kit from Andy Carlson to backdate the IM kit to the 1944 cars... Now I just need one more set of those funky composite doors.

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:05 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: GN Boxcar 44653
 

Photo: GN Boxcar 44653

A photo from the Tacoma Public Library Digital Collection:

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/18231/rec/518

Description: "Great Northern Box Car being loaded by Sperry Flour Company at Ocean Dock, DFPA, Edith Leik. A man is moving several bags of flour inside a box car at the Sperry Flour Company Ocean Dock. Another man stands outside reviewing a list. Some of the Sperry Flour Company facilities are seen in the background."

I believe this is a plywood-sheathed boxcar.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: GN Boxcar 44653

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: GN Boxcar 44653

A photo from the Tacoma Public Library Digital Collection:

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/18231/rec/518

Description: "Great Northern Box Car being loaded by Sperry Flour Company at Ocean Dock, DFPA, Edith Leik. A man is moving several bags of flour inside a box car at the Sperry Flour Company Ocean Dock. Another man stands outside reviewing a list. Some of the Sperry Flour Company facilities are seen in the background."

I believe this is a plywood-sheathed boxcar.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


National Archives photo - 13 March 1941

Brian Rochon
 

The attached photo, shows a freight yard (DL&W?) adjacent to the Wallabout Markets and the New York Navy Yard in NYC, dated 13 March 1941.  Several box cars are in the image including NYC 39271, C&O 5361 and CN 403863 (reweighed 5-40).  Enjoy,

 

Brian Rochon

Silver Spring, MD

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