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Re: SLRX 4216

Scott
 

What kind of roof is that?  It looks kind of like it has two raised parts for each section.  Diagonal panel perhaps?

Scott McDonald 


Re: GATX 26452

mopacfirst
 

This one's really interesting.  The side ladder appears to have collapsed.  But what's even more interesting is the, for lack of a better word, 'interim' dome platform, not a full level platform with railings but more than just side platforms.

As for the shipper, the chemistry is a little out of my reach -- is corn syrup a product or an an ingredient?

Ron Merrick


Re: SLRX 4216

Nelson Moyer
 

Walthers and Kadee also make them. I’ve used Walthers.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jon Miller
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2020 7:41 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SLRX 4216

 

On 5/31/2020 5:23 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:

Athearn and Kadee sell the B-1 truck.

    I looked up the Athearn B-1.  They want $23 for 2 pair, this seems really high!

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


Re: More C&O MW Cars

mofwcaboose <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
 

Some of the first troop sleepers acquired by the C&O were used as cabooses before being converted to camp cars. These can be easily distinguished by the presence of a radial caboose handrail next to the door.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL


-----Original Message-----
From: Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 31, 2020 3:10 pm
Subject: [RealSTMFC] More C&O MW Cars

Friends,

Here's a collection of C&O's ex-Pullman troop sleepers in MW service. Not exactly freight cars, but IIRC we agreed MW cars counted. The Allied Full Cushion truck appears to be from a different car than any pictured here.

IIRC, some of these cars were used by the C&O for express or mail storage. 910239 is probably one of these, and hey!, it's a boxcar (of sorts). Note that the numbers on this car, 911150 and 911153 are in white. So much for system standards.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Re: GATX 26452

Tony Thompson
 

One last view, this is GATX 26452 leased to Anheuser Busch for corn syrup. Car is at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles in September 1958.

    Ah yes, corn syrup, a familiar ingredient in A-B brewing products . . .

Tony Thompson




California Dispatch Line wine reefers

Richard Townsend
 

I am looking for prototype photos of any of the refrigerator cars owned by the California Dispatch Line and used as wine tank cars, that formerly were PFE R-30-5 cars. I am particularly interested in the roofs of these cars. I have seen the photos in the PFE book.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Re: SLRX 4216

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 5/31/2020 5:23 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Athearn and Kadee sell the B-1 truck.

    I looked up the Athearn B-1.  They want $23 for 2 pair, this seems really high!

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


Re: SLRX 4216

brianleppert@att.net
 

Attached is a National Malleable and Steel Castings Co. ad from the Aug. 30, 1941 Railway Age, showing both their B and B-1 trucks.  A noticeable difference between the two are the bolster ends.  Also the springs on the earlier  B truck were larger diameter than usual and as the capacity increased so did their diameters, but the wheelbase stayed the same.

P2K/Walthers offers the B truck, while Athearn and Kadee sell the B-1 truck.

This afternoon I tried downloading this scan into both Files and Photos, but neither would accept new additions.  If interest in seeing it, just contact me off-list at brianleppert at att dot net.


Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

Bill Welch
 

Really very well done modeler who did not ID themselves.

Bill Welch


Re: National Car Co. NX 6898

Bob Chaparro
 

This car has meat rails.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: SLSX 3600

mel perry
 

i am probably mistaken, but it was my
understanding that mather used commercial steel products such as
angles, etc., as well.as channels,
whereas the side mrmbers are almost
"z""s members?
mel perry


On Sun, May 31, 2020, 4:57 PM Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
This car has a resemblance to Mather stock cars - the diagonal channel at the ends and the bracing on the ends, in particular.  Any thoughts, anyone?

Todd Sullivan


Re: SLSX 3600

Todd Sullivan
 

This car has a resemblance to Mather stock cars - the diagonal channel at the ends and the bracing on the ends, in particular.  Any thoughts, anyone?

Todd Sullivan


Re: SLRX 4216

Todd Sullivan
 

The trucks are National B-1.

Todd Sullivan


GATX 26452

Richard Wilkens
 

One last view, this is GATX 26452 leased to Anheuser Busch for corn syrup. Car is at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles in September 1958.

Richard Wilkens


Re: SLRX 4216

brianleppert@att.net
 

Those are National Type B.  Originally offered by Proto2000 in HO.  Now sold by Walthers and mislabeled as a National B-1.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV


GATX 70977

Richard Wilkens
 

Nice view of freshly built GATX 70977 tank car leased to Archer-Daniels-Midland at Sharon, PA on October 12, 1958.

Richard Wilkens


SLSX 3600

Richard Wilkens
 

Swift Livestock Express stock car SLSX 3600 at Milwaukee, WI in October 1958.

Richard Wilkens


Re: What is This Tank Body?

Jim and Barbara van Gaasbeek
 

Fred,

 

Looks remarkably like the fuel tank at the Quincy enginehouse.

 

Hope you are well.

 

 

Jim vG

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fred Jansz
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:05 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What is This Tank Body?

 

Here's a more detailed pic of the car/tank in question
Fred Jansz


Re: National Car Co. NX 6898

Ray Hutchison
 

wonderful photo/find, Richard.


On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 5:39 PM Richard Wilkens <railsnw123@...> wrote:
Was busy doing some scanning and came across this slide of National Car Company NX 6898 taken in October 1956. I find the leasing info interesting as Fruit Growers Express owner lessor, National Car Co. Lessee Sub-Lessor, and Armour and Co. Sub-Lessee.

Richard Wilkens

Attachments:


Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

leakinmywaders
 

UTLX 103W Red Caboose tank car with Plano walkways. Steve Hile decals, outer edges of main deck walkways reinforced with 0.010" styrene strip. I should have reinforced the dome access walkways that way too (and got them a little more level).

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