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B&O Tank Car Explosion

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

Friends,

It might be more interesting if I had attached the photos. Error corrected.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Re: Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

Nelson Moyer
 

Tony’s right, when larger steel automobile cars became available, many  CB&Q door and one half single sheathed boxcars had the small door welded shut by placing a steel plate between the door and the Z-bar to the left of the door. You can clearly see that plate in the photo. The disabled door was stenciled Single Door Car to give crews a heads up that the small door wasn’t operational.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2020 12:56 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

 

Bob Chaparro wrote:



Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

The car was built in 1925.

Note the stencil "Single Door Car" on the door. The door appears to separate in the middle with each half sliding toward an end of the car.

Anyone know the name for this type of door?

 

    Um, it's a double door, Bob. They have just disable one half, so only one door functions.

 

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


B&O Tank Car Explosion

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

Friends,

I have just scanned up the two attached photos of a wrecked tank car. The back of one photo says, "Exploded oil tank on B-O RR." There is no date or location. Was this notable enough to have come to the attention of any B&O mavens on this group?

Sorry the photos don't have more detail. 

I can only think this was quite an event for whomever lived in that house by the tracks!

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Re: Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988
A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:
This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.
The car was built in 1925.
Note the stencil "Single Door Car" on the door. The door appears to separate in the middle with each half sliding toward an end of the car.
Anyone know the name for this type of door?

    Um, it's a double door, Bob. They have just disable one half, so only one door functions.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284
A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:
This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

       Nice photo! And how many of us have coal loads like that?

Tony Thompson




Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/305/rec/49

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

It's my understanding, based on comments by a professional railroader who was a load inspector, that the blades of earth moving equipment normally were blocked, separating the blade from the car deck. Apparently not so in this photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: UTLX 71611 And Friends

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: UTLX 71611 And Friends

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library taken at Casper, Wyoming:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/637/rec/107

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: UP Boxcars 475293 & 475127

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: UP Boxcars 475293 & 475127

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/492/rec/336

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit but the detail is a little fuzzy.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: CB&Q Hopper Car 189314

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CB&Q Hopper Car 189314

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/828/rec/624

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

I hope the man of the car knows how to steer it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/777/rec/617

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

The car was built in 1925.

Note the stencil "Single Door Car" on the door. The door appears to separate in the middle with each half sliding toward an end of the car.

Anyone know the name for this type of door?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photos: CCIX Tank Car 342

Bob Chaparro
 


Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/764/rec/405

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Union Refrigerator Transit Lines 50293

Lester Breuer
 

decided to add additional refrigerator cars to the fleet.  I have built the second of three Branchline Trains reefers being added .  If you are interested in the build of Union Refrigerator Transit Lines (URTX) 50293 leased to the Soo Line including changes and addition of parts not in the kit.  Photos and writeup of the build process including painting and weathering are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

 

Lester Breuer


Re: My correction to the latest IMRC PFE Reefers

John Sykes III
 

Steve:

Excellent!  I ordered a half dozen CalScale brake sets, then, like you, found that I could do the corrections with just a little bit of brass wire.  I'll just add them to my brake parts drawer for future use.

-- John


Re: D&LW 55161 riveted 12-panel box car

Mont Switzer
 

Good clinic and always worth seeing more than once.  Mont

 

Montford L. Switzer

President

Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.

mswitzer@...

(765) 836-2914

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Carlson via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:17 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] D&LW 55161 riveted 12-panel box car

 

I’ve done it there, Pittsburgh and online.  

Brian J. Carlson 



On Jun 30, 2020, at 4:15 PM, Bud Rindfleisch <BlackDiamondRR@...> wrote:



Brian,

     What clinic? Cocoa Beach? I've never been.

        Bud Rindfleisch


Re: D&LW boxcar clinic?

Bud Rindfleisch
 

OK Brian, 
     Where do I find your clinic on line, can you send me a link?
        Bud Rindfleisch


Re: correcting my mistake D&LW 55161 riveted 12-panel box car

Bud Rindfleisch
 

Andy,
     Don't fret, no big deal, I just thought the car looked to be a bit taller. Without car number information at hand, the DL&W did roster quite a few 10'0" cars as well.
Appreciate the photo.
     Bud Rindfleisch


Re: Tangent Tank Car Paint Removal

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

Allen, Daniel and Friends,

Some "lacquer thinners" are pure acetone. I buy a house -brand of fingernail polish remover sold by my local supermarket (Care One brand, sold by Giant, and probably other related east-coast chains like Martin's; I found the same product as a house-brand at Walgreens). According to the bottle it is 100% pure acetone. However, on the back it says the stuff also contains denatonium benzoate, which Wikipedia tells me is something used to make the acetone bitter so it isn't ingested. On the front of the bottle it says "Contains Bitrex", which is suspect the aforementioned denatonium benzoate. The supermarket sells about a half-dozen other varieties of nail polish remover with all sorts of supposed health-giving chemicals (like colagens). Because these might turn into a gooey mess, I only buy the pure stuff.

I understand that I can buy acetone fairly cheaply at big-box DIY stores. Due to possible evaporation issues from larger cans, and the ease of handling, I prefer the small 16 oz. size nail polish remover.

Anyway, this stuff is pretty good removing inks and paints. I use it when restoring archery bows. It has slightly softened some plastics, even some so-called "fiberglass" (which may be a pretty broad term). Once evaporation ended, the plastics were firm again. It will also remove varnish, but that's what I want when I'm doing restorations. When used sparingly, it probably has uses for removing lettering on model trains, but I would test it first on an unexposed part of a model. Other than for very small cleaning applications, I only use this outdoors as it is quite volatile. For example, when I'm building arrows I use acetone (out on the patio) as a wipe-down after sanding to remove both sanding dust and any surface pitch. A 30" arrow shaft treated with acetone will be dry to the touch before I've finished wiping down the next one, and without smell by the third. Just in case, I let them dry overnight before applying any paint or varnish. I do wear nitrile or latex exam gloves because acetone's rapid evaporation can dry out skin, and do who knows what other damage to living tissue.

As an aside, when I walk past nail salons I see the ladies inside using nail polish remover on customers. The ladies wear what are essentially dust masks, no real protection against volatile chemicals. It makes me sad to think what they may be doing to their lungs by breathing this stuff daily, but here in Virginia there apparently are no relevant regulations.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 4:04 PM Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@...> wrote:
Just one word of warning … There’s no such chemical as “Lacquer Thinner”.

What’s sold under that generic name is any blend of acetone or other ketones, alcohols (many different), petroleum distillates like tolueneacetates, ethers, plus who knows what. Every brand is DIFFERENT.  Some “lacquer thinners” curdle some lacquers causing the entire mess to turn to Jello. Their relative effects on various model paints is anyone’s guess. Many lacquer thinners will violently attack some plastics like styrene.

USE CARE, and experiment first on some hidden or unimportant area.

Dan Mitchell
==========

On Jun 30, 2020, at 10:10 AM, Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:

Allen,
 
I learned the hard way just last evening that lacquer thinner will remove the Tangent lettering almost immediately with little effect on the bae paint color.
 
Mont
 
Montford L. Switzer
(765) 836-2914
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen Cain
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:46 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Tangent Tank Car Paint Removal
 
First off, if this is the wrong list for this please let me know and any suggestions for another list woU\Uld be appreciated.
 
I am seeking advice on the removal of the paint/ink that Tangent Scale Models applies to their GATX 1948+ tank cars and their Cosden 3 Dome tank cars.
 
Bought some ICG Decals and plan to strip and renumber them.
 
Thanks,
 
Allen Cain



Re: My correction to the latest IMRC PFE Reefers

Andy Cich
 

Steve,

 

Excellent presentation? The pictures, arrows, and captions describe the process very clearly.

 

Did you have much trouble breaking the glue joints and getting the parts removed? It looks like you were able to salvage the AB valve and cosmetically repair it. I considered asking Intermountain for warranty parts, but it looks like you were able to re-use everything.

 

Andy Cich

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:07 AM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>; main@PlasticFreightCarBuiilders.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] My correction to the latest IMRC PFE Reefers

 

I was excited to get one of the PFE R-30-18 models this spring, but the excitement was tempered when many noted the strange way the brake components were assembled.  After some discussions with Dick Harley and others, I documented my changes in a short presentation that is attached.

 

Be sure to check out Dick’s updated web pages on PFE reefers.  He has added a lot to his site at he pondered these cars.

 

https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/PFETrainPhotos/PFE-Wood-Ice-Reefers/Bettendorf-vs-Built-Up/

 

Steve Hile


Re: CN on the CV in less than warmer times

Marty McGuirk
 

Looks like White River Junction, VT. 


On Jun 30, 2020, at 6:58 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


Maybe on the central Vermont with lots of CN stuff.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



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