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Poultry Car Video

Bob Chaparro
 

Poultry Car Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5HZ4Hy8Rcw

This basically is a short video about a G scale poultry car with a narrative on poultry shipping. It does feature two photos of prototype LPTC 779 at 1:03 and 1:54. There are low-quality photos of two other poultry cars at 0:55 and 1:24.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


FS: Long List of Steam Era HO Rolling Stock Kits and RTR

Allen Cain
 

I have a long list of HO RTR and Kits for sale with more to come.  The list is attached as a PDF file.  However, if you need to have either and Excel or a PDF mailed direct to you please ASK OFF LIST and I will zap it to you.

To be courteous to others, please send questions to me OFF LIST to allencaintn@gmail.com or just click "Reply To Sender".

This list is based on a running inventory that I have kept over the past 30 years.  Once you let me know what you are interested in I will put my hands on them and inspect them before asking for payment.

Postage will be added based on your preferred shipping method of either USPS Priority Mail or First Class Mail.  If you desire, insurance can be added at your cost.

I accept PayPal FRIENDS AND FAMILY payments, PayPal Standard Payments with 3% fee added to the cost, or a check with shipment held for a week for the check to clear.

Thanks for looking!

Allen Cain


Re: Photo: Hopper Car At Fish Company

Jack Mullen
 

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 08:12 AM, David Allen wrote:
Consider NP 70049-70073, 35T cap, IL=33'1", IW=7'11", IH=5'9". Plans in American Engineer 70, 1896, pg34
Yes, I think you nailed it.  Plans match the photo. Thanks!
Here's a link to the cited issue, from the Linda Hall Library.
http://lhldigital.lindahall.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/rrjournal/id/6045

Jack Mullen


Re: Oyster Cars

David Vinci
 

I scratchbuilt one of those:

 

Dave Vinci

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Re: Oyster Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Stilwell's Oyster Car

An article from the Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, The Preservation Of Fishery Products For Food by Charles H. Stevenson, published in 1898:

"A railroad car for the special transportation of live oysters, invented by Mr. A. E. Stilwell, of Kansas City, Mo., has been used to some extent during the last year or two on the Kansas City, Port Arthur and Gulf Railroad. The interior of the car is 34 feet long, 8-feet wide, and 4 feet high, the space being divided into four compartments, each of which has two ventilators in the top through which the oysters are loaded, and two unloading spaces in the side. The floor and sides of tile car are constructed of 3 inch white pine, calked and pitched in the manner of ships, so as to make the compartments water-tight. These compartments are first nearly filled with oysters, and then sufficient sea water is added to cover them."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: RI 1944 AAR Boxcar -- C&BT Upgrade #2

Rob & Bev Manley
 

Bob,
The Rock is my 2nd fave road. Your car looks faantastik. The weathering is spot on for an earlier age and the decals look really good from here too. You are making me sorry I gave away my CBT car kits.

Sincerely,
Rob Manley
"Better modeling through personal embarrassment"


On Saturday, May 9, 2020, 03:03:51 PM CDT, Bill Keene via groups.io <bill41@...> wrote:


Lookin’ good Bob,

Yup! the Rock Island does rock!!

I just might have one of these CB&T kits way way back in the cabinet. You have prompted the need to get an archeological dig underway. :-)

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA



On May 9, 2020, at 12:14 PM, Bob Chapman <chapbob611@...> wrote:

Here's the second of the six C&BT 1944 AAR boxcars rescued from the bottom of the unbuilt kit stash, upgraded with contemporary parts.

This one is C&BT's 12-panel carbody variation. Key detail parts include Yarmouth US Gypsum running board, Kadee ladders/grabs/brakewheel, Tahoe Barber S-2's, and Mask Island decals. Always liked Rock Island -- it definitely rocks. 

Regards,
Bob Chapman
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Re: RI 1944 AAR Boxcar -- C&BT Upgrade #2

Bill Keene
 

Lookin’ good Bob,

Yup! the Rock Island does rock!!

I just might have one of these CB&T kits way way back in the cabinet. You have prompted the need to get an archeological dig underway. :-)

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA



On May 9, 2020, at 12:14 PM, Bob Chapman <chapbob611@...> wrote:

Here's the second of the six C&BT 1944 AAR boxcars rescued from the bottom of the unbuilt kit stash, upgraded with contemporary parts.

This one is C&BT's 12-panel carbody variation. Key detail parts include Yarmouth US Gypsum running board, Kadee ladders/grabs/brakewheel, Tahoe Barber S-2's, and Mask Island decals. Always liked Rock Island -- it definitely rocks. 

Regards,
Bob Chapman
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Re: RI 1944 AAR Boxcar -- C&BT Upgrade #2

James Brewer
 

Bob,

Great work!  How did you fade the body color?

Jim Brewer


Re: RI 1944 AAR Boxcar -- C&BT Upgrade #2

Paul Doggett
 

Bob 

That’s looking really good.

Paul Doggett 


On 9 May 2020, at 20:14, Bob Chapman <chapbob611@...> wrote:


Here's the second of the six C&BT 1944 AAR boxcars rescued from the bottom of the unbuilt kit stash, upgraded with contemporary parts.

This one is C&BT's 12-panel carbody variation. Key detail parts include Yarmouth US Gypsum running board, Kadee ladders/grabs/brakewheel, Tahoe Barber S-2's, and Mask Island decals. Always liked Rock Island -- it definitely rocks. 

Regards,
Bob Chapman

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RI 1944 AAR Boxcar -- C&BT Upgrade #2

Bob Chapman
 

Here's the second of the six C&BT 1944 AAR boxcars rescued from the bottom of the unbuilt kit stash, upgraded with contemporary parts.

This one is C&BT's 12-panel carbody variation. Key detail parts include Yarmouth US Gypsum running board, Kadee ladders/grabs/brakewheel, Tahoe Barber S-2's, and Mask Island decals. Always liked Rock Island -- it definitely rocks. 

Regards,
Bob Chapman


Re: Oyster Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Bruce Hendrick of Brea, CA, commented:

"To build this car today I would think scratch-building in Evergreen styrene would be far easier than the wood & metal kit in the unlikely event one could be found. Printing the zero perspective Smithsonian photo and the kit instructions diagram to the proper scale provides a workable template.

If I were to build this I would seek out a 36’ gondola or reefer as a donor for floor, underframe, truss-rods, and such. Does anyone make the proper trucks or something close?

A question. I do not recall seeing a North American freight car “numbered” with letters. Can someone explain how these cars came to be A, B, and C?"


Re: Oyster Cars

erieblt2
 

The LIRR had regular ‘fisher-man’ trains East that included modified combines/baggage cars with internal tanks, and coolers for the catches. No visual outside differences-except some small signs to inform the fishermen. The tiny town of Blue Point had oysters that were considered one of the best. The LIRR ran regular reefers daily from the Blue Point (&East) to the city in the 1890’s. I hope they were dedicated cars. Oyster smell and produce don’t mix well! I know of no reefer photos of the cars used. William Smith


On May 9, 2020, at 10:42 AM, Jon Miller <atsfus@...> wrote:


On 5/9/2020 10:34 AM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:
And here are some models as seen on WorthPoint:

    The middle one is Red Ball and I would guess there might be a lot of these kits around, someplace!:-D

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


Re: Oyster Cars

Jon Miller
 

On 5/9/2020 10:34 AM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:
And here are some models as seen on WorthPoint:

    The middle one is Red Ball and I would guess there might be a lot of these kits around, someplace!:-D

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


Oyster Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Oyster Cars

Here is a modeling article from the Cannon Ball, the official publication of the Sunrise Trail Division/NMRA:

http://sunrisetraildiv.nernmra.org/Cannonballs/4403Fall2014.pdf

The article starts on Page 1.

And here are some models as seen on WorthPoint:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ho-scale-custom-kcp-32-stilwell-1825096945

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ho-hon3-stilwell-oyster-car-wood-cast-1864614923

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ho-craftsman-kcp-stilwell-oyster-car-2021794799

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group (Including Fish & Salt Water Bivalve Mollusks)

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Re: Moloco instructions

Craig Wilson
 

Ok Don ... I get the "tongue in cheek" reference even if not everyone will.  And "MOLOCO" is also Australian for (Nick) Molo-Company.  I bought my first kit from him sitting in Dan Holbrook's garage "crew lounge" years ago.

Speaking of Moloco RBL's, I have a couple of the undec kits (one centered doors, one off-set doors) that will never get built since Nick produced RTR versions of the cars I would have used them for.  I'd be willing to part with them if anyone wanted to make me a reasonable offer (off list please).

Craig Wilson


Re: Photo: Hopper Car At Fish Company

Steve SANDIFER
 

Great info. Thanks.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of San Antonio & San Francisco
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:25 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Hopper Car At Fish Company

 

J, et al,

Actually, there were three Stillwell Oyster Cars that were built. Car A, Car B, and Car C. Cars B and C were involved in a train wreck enroute to the railroad from the builder and were completely destroyed and never replaced. Car A survived and was used for a short time, however, was discontinued because the loading and unloading process and the inability to keep the oysters fresh by changing out the water in the brine tanks brought about its demise. There are great pictures of Car A, however B and C may not exist. I've post up pictures of Car A for everyone. I am having the top vents and decals made for all three cars. Cars were painted dark blue, which is very rare for the era, as blue pigment paints were not readily available and the pigments didn't last under the effects of the sun. Letting is either white or silver.

Levi


Re: New York circa 1910. "Williamsburg Bridge and East River waterfront.

Andy Brusgard
 

On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 12:50 PM, Hudson Leighton wrote:
https://www.shorpy.com/node/25590
What a great photograph. The clarity of the 8 x 10 glass plate negative is remarkable. A lot of interesting details. Can't make out the name on float barges, but appears to be 12 letters - Pennsylvania?  All the way on right - two tugs towing at least three sailing ships. New York require this as ships under sail were difficult to control in the harbor traffic.  


Re: New York circa 1910. "Williamsburg Bridge and East River waterfront.

Thomas Evans
 

As usual, you should be able to get a higher resolution scan of this photo from the Library of Congress site.
I've not tried with this one, but the information needed to find it should be in the Shorpy description:
"Williamsburg Bridge and East River waterfront."

Tom E.


Re: Photo: Hopper Car At Fish Company

San Antonio & San Francisco <sanantonio-sanfrancisco@...>
 

J, et al,

Actually, there were three Stillwell Oyster Cars that were built. Car A, Car B, and Car C. Cars B and C were involved in a train wreck enroute to the railroad from the builder and were completely destroyed and never replaced. Car A survived and was used for a short time, however, was discontinued because the loading and unloading process and the inability to keep the oysters fresh by changing out the water in the brine tanks brought about its demise. There are great pictures of Car A, however B and C may not exist. I've post up pictures of Car A for everyone. I am having the top vents and decals made for all three cars. Cars were painted dark blue, which is very rare for the era, as blue pigment paints were not readily available and the pigments didn't last under the effects of the sun. Letting is either white or silver.

Levi


Re: Photo: NP Ballast Car 85020

Hudson Leighton <hudsonl@...>
 

The NP Ry. records list these as ACF cars.

-Hudson