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Re: B&O Tank Car Explosion

 

The links appear for me as broken. When I click, it downloads a .TIF to my machine. That may be the issue; the Groups.io page trying to handle a .TIF instead of .JPG. Maybe convert them and re-attach? 

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Ben Sullivan
Brookeville, MD


Re: Photos: CCIX Tank Car 342

Frank Hodina
 

Our acid tank car kit 1.03 would work for CCIX 342. Kit 1.03 is of the first group of these cars built for Consolidated Chemical in 1945. The cars were leases so the reporting marks are SHPX. CCIX was built in April of 1947. The 140,000 capacity is due to the Heresite liners that these cars had. Would need to do a new decal set to issue a new kit, but that's not a proplem as the artwork is available. Let us know if there's an interest.

Have a happy 4th!

Frank


Re: Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

Dennis Storzek
 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 07:13 AM, Bob Chaparro wrote:
In addition to the tractors there are some other items on the flat car. Are these generators or some other farm equipment items?
They look like additional tractor engines on skids; the fuel tank is mounted over the engine and the clutch housing is facing us.

Dennis Storzek


Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/601/rec/659

This photo can be enlarged a bit.

Hopefully there is someone not seen in the photo manning a brake wheel.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/845/rec/103

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

In addition to the tractors there are some other items on the flat car. Are these generators or some other farm equipment items?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Two 1948 photos from the Newberry Library taken at Casper, Wyoming:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/653/rec/108

In this first photo, does the three-compartment tank car on the right look as if it was rebuilt from a single-compartment car?

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/699/rec/110

These photos can be enlarged a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Two CB&Q Boxcars (33426 & 31326)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Two CB&Q Boxcars (33426 & 31326)

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/517/rec/549

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Good end detail on 33426.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Jerry Hamsmith kits

Eric Hansmann
 

Jerry’s kit listing is posted on the Helpful Links page of the Resin Car Works blog. 

The latest update is posted. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jul 2, 2020, at 2:02 AM, nyc3001 . <nyc3001@...> wrote:

Hi guys,

Are Jerry's GS gon and FM-11 flat kits still available? Research seems to indicate that I might be able to use one of each.

-Phil


Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

gtws00
 

The Artitec are available Built up and painted or in a resin kit. They are beautiful little models.
Attached is a photo of two without the blade installed that I built from their kits. At least one will be  a load on a CB&Q Fm-11 flat.
The blade will be mounted to the deck next to the Cat D7
George Toman 


History Blog: 15th C. Painting Conservation Video

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Noble Friends,

Yesterday's History Blog featured a story about the conservation of a 15th century painting by the Venetian artist Antonio Vivarini. The painting in question is today known as "Saint Monica Converts Her Dying Husband", now in the Detroit Institute of Art. The wood panel painting is one of five known to survive from the footer scenes below an altar in the Venetian Church of Santo Stefano. 

Saint Monica had a fairly popular cult following in the middle ages. The saint was the mother of the future Saint Augustine. Her husband, Patricius, remained a pagan until his deathbed conversion, as depicted in the panel. Her son Augustine was a trial for Monica (which is one reason why she is described as "long suffering" in the Blog). It took her 17 years and the help of Saint Ambrose to finally end Augustine's reckless and lazy lifestyle. 

Age has not been kind to the painting, and two large splits had developed as the wood base took on a pronounced dome shape. Accompanying the History Blog story of this painting is a brief professional-quality video showing how the cracks were repaired in the DIA's conservation lab.

You can enjoy the story and see the film at http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/58988 .

Wikipedia has a very short bio of Antono Vivarini at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Vivarini . Many paintings associated with this artist and his studio can be viewed at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Antonio_Vivarini . This includes "Nacinta di Sant'agostino" and the "Matrimonio di Santa Monica", two more of the surviving paintings from the Santa Monica set.

Finally, a bio of Saint Monica is found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Monica .

Yours Aye,


Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆


Re: t section bettenforf truck plans

passcars
 

What tonnage? and what is the intended usage?

Steve Peery


t section bettenforf truck plans

mel perry
 

does anyone know the source of the
t-section bettndorf truck drawings?
thanks
mel perry


Re: Photo: Repainted CB&Q Boxcar 11988

passcars
 

Believe the auxiliary door has been permanently closed as bottom door track brackets have been removed, the main door still functions normally, hence the Single door stencil.

Steve Peery


Jerry Hamsmith kits

nyc3001 .
 

Hi guys,

Are Jerry's GS gon and FM-11 flat kits still available? Research seems to indicate that I might be able to use one of each.

-Phil


Re: Photo: CB&Q Hopper Car 189314

passcars
 

He's pretty talented, can steer that thing without even looking at where he's going.

Steve Peery


Re: Photos: CCIX Tank Car 342

Eric Shatford
 

Ron,

          The Consolidated Chemical plant in the photos was indeed taken on the FWD at a location called Hodge within the Fort Worth switching limits.  Ownership passed to  Stauffer Chemical, however I am not sure when the change occurred; it was Stauffer when I started with the Denver in 1973.  Rhone-Polenec took over from Stauffer, eventually closing the plant.  Today, nothing is left on the site. Everything was dismantled or demolished. 

They shipped out mostly sulfuric acid.  CCIX 342 is marked “Sulfuric Acid” above the tank test dates and is spotted at the sulfuric spots in the plant.  While the acid went to various destinations, there was always one or two cars of sulfuric for Springhill, Louisiana to the paper mill there routed FWD-Dallas-L&A.  Raw material inbound was potash coming to the plant off the ATSF.  It came out of New Mexico somewhere.  In the pictures, the shed over the track in the distance is where the potash unloaded.

Respectfully, 

Eric Shatford

Fort Worth, Texas

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of mopacfirst
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:17 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photos: CCIX Tank Car 342

 

These are interesting photos.  This car has 70-ton trucks, with an 8000 gallon capacity tank, so this must be a heavy acid like sulfuric.

My brief search for this company has hit a dead end, because all I turn up for Consolidated Chemical Industries is a newer chemical marketing company in Houston.  The photo caption mentions Ft. Worth and the CB&Q, which probably means FW&D in the context.  My best guess is that this is a company that was absorbed long ago into a larger chemical manufacturer.  But this would be a useful car to model.

Ron Merrick


Re: Photo: Boxed Automobiles On Flatcars

Rupert Gamlen
 

Dave

I’ve checked the newspapers (through the National Library’s newspaper collection) for the 20’s and 30’s and found that there was a company called Nash Motors NZ Ltd. having the sole agency for Nash but no trace of “Bennett & Woods”. So, I don’t know whose crates were on the flat car.

Looking at Kelvinator, there were plenty of dealers but no mention of an importer or wholesaler.

Never mind, keep safe and just stay out of Victoria!

Regards

Rupert

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of David North
Sent: Saturday, 20 June 2020 3:12 am
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxed Automobiles On Flatcars

 

This might be a red herring, but Bennett & Woods were the Australian distributor for Kelvinator in the early part of the 20th Century.

They were a leading company in the motor trade here in Australia, but more spare parts than new cars.

Wasn’t Kelvinator part of the Nash brand?

Coincidently, B&W were the Australian distributor for Harley Davison from 1915 and BSA motorbikes.

(Nothing to do with Nash, just something I found while researching around this photo)

 

I must admit, I thought the boxes looked a little small for cars.

 

Rupert, do you know who the NZ distributors were for Kelvinator before Fisher & Paykell took the line on the late 30s?

I wonder if Bennett & Woods had an NZ Division?

 

Again, I may be way off on this.

Cheers

Dave North

Sydney

Australia


A Day Late & a Dollar Short on Prototype Modeler Plan Service

John Barry
 



Gents,

Going through the last few boxes of miscellaneous stuff I bought from the estate of Robert John Daystrup, I found mimeographed catalog of kits and plans offered by Prototype Modeller, Inc.  I was particularly interested in items #50, ATSF Sand Tower, Richmond, CA 1944 17"x22", $1.25; and #59, ATSF Pinole, CA Passenger & Freight Depot, 1944, 12"x24", $0.50.

Do any of you have either of those or know what happened to the PM plan collection that Bob Longo was touting in this flier?

Both of those structures are very applicable to my era and location and were used by steam era freight cars.

John

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


Re: TIDX 1648 GATC tank car

Dave Nelson
 

David, what's the spotting feature you noticed?

Dave Nelson

-----Original Message-----
Not GATC, but an example of the uncommon AC&F Type 26 (the car to the
right may be another one).

David Thompson

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Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

Richard Townsend
 

Woodland Scenics has some nice models. Rio Grande Models has a bunch of terrific construction equipment models, but I suspect they are too old for your time period, plus their website has a big CLOSED on the home page.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Keene via groups.io <bill41@...>
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jul 1, 2020 11:53 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

Nice photo. Good find! 

One of the loads into Burlington on my Gridley Branch could be some type of construction or road grading equipment. Considering the time period of 1952-53 a grader would be a good selection for surfacing all of those gravel county roads in east central Kansas. 

The question to the group is … does someone have recommendations for post-war to mid-‘50s construction equipment models?

Thanks & Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Jul 1, 2020, at 10:43 AM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load
A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:
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

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