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Re: Erie 82000-82499

brianleppert@att.net
 

Ron, the "Dual Control" truck is the National B-1.  Attached is a page from the 1943 CBC.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV


Re: Erie 82000-82499

mopacfirst
 

Updating my own post --

After looking at the Branchline truck, I'm going to go with the Tahoe 213 Barber S-2.  Not only is it a better truck, but the coil spacing looks more like this one.

Ron Merrick


Re: Image of string of boxcars Chicago IL 1952

mopacfirst
 

This is the IC yards, just south of the river?  Looking southwest toward the Loop?  Randolph St.?

Ron Merrick


Image of string of boxcars Chicago IL 1952

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Image of string of boxcars Chicago IL 1952
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 


Image of D&H 23356 36ft ds box and CB&Q 50ft ss auto box 1948 Chicago IL

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Image of D&H 23356 36ft ds box and CB&Q 50ft ss auto box 1948 Chicago IL
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


Image of MKT 36ft_ds_trussrod_box and CB&Q 174662_steel_GS_gon and CB&q 77028_steel GS gon 1920s Chicago IL

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Image of MKT 36ft_ds_trussrod_box and CB&Q 174662_steel_GS_gon and CB&q 77028_steel GS gon 1920s Chicago IL
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 

 


Re: Erie 82000-82499

mopacfirst
 

Mike:

Yes, this answers the question, and raises a couple more.  The last two are well-known, but I don't know what the first two looked like.  My reference to the National B-1 was in error, from a different series of Erie cars that I saw on rr-fallenflags.

Here's the one that's the most relevant:    http://rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie82051jpC.jpg

I have a few trucks that look like this, including the one that was in a lot of the Branchline kits (similar to the Barber), so I'll go with this one.

Ron Merrick


Re: Erie 82000-82499

Schleigh Mike
 

Hi Ron!

There are four sub-groups by truck style for ERIE 82000-82499

    82000-82099    Railway Truck Corp "Snug-Up"
    82100-82249    Dual Control
    82250-82399    ASF A-3 Ride Control
    82400-82499    Barber S-2 Stabilized

This is per the RR's 1946 diagram.  I have no direct information after 1960 but the ELHS issued diagram book with a 1965 date has no change to this detail on the same diagram.  By this date 386 cars from this and other groups had been upgraded and renumbered into the 70250-71504 group in a 1963-1964 Meadville Program.

Hope this helps!

Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna.



On Monday, July 27, 2020, 05:19:27 PM EDT, mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:


What trucks were under these cars, especially in the 60s era?

Photos on line show National B-1, ASF S-3, and Barber or something similar.

Ron Merrick


Erie 82000-82499

mopacfirst
 

What trucks were under these cars, especially in the 60s era?

Photos on line show National B-1, ASF S-3, and Barber or something similar.

Ron Merrick


Re: Bowser Cal-Scale/Cary parts

Peter Hall
 

Some sort of glitch on my end, I guess.  It works now.

Thanks
Pete

On Jul 27, 2020, at 2:22 PM, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Peter Hall asked:
"Has anyone ordered from Bowser in the past few days?  Their website doesn't seem to be working, and I was wondering if it's only a temporary problem, or something else?"

Just accessed their website with no issues.  Did you try calling?
Information: (570) 368-2379
Orders: (800) 327-5126


Ben Hom







Re: Experimentation on modeling inside details of Youngstown doors

Jim Hayes
 

Attaboy! Looks great.

Jim

On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 12:42 PM Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:
Hello-

With my intent years ago to model thin 2-sided Youngstown Steel Doors in HO I gave it a try last week.

This is my first casting with this thin molded YSD. This photo is of the back side of an HO Youngstown pre-war 5/6/5-T door, usually used on 10'6" IH modified '37 AAR box cars. I have been able to keep it close to scale thickness. Yes, the panels are thin; about 0.006".

I will try to cast in Urethane resin, but for this cast I used J. B. Weld original epoxy.  Next door will be an overnight 5/5/5 interim improved Youngstown door used solely for the SP.

I already have a car side which I have scribbed interior sheathing and also the smooth vertical door frame on each side of the door opening. The other side will not need this scribbing but will have the door glued in the open position. With the peek-through view the scribbed side will have the inside detailed door in the closed position, allowing this through-the-car-side interior view. I am hoping further research shows that the GN stenciled the car numbers on the top of the doors.

Regards,
-Andy Carlson,  Ojai CA
Inline image


Experimentation on modeling inside details of Youngstown doors

Andy Carlson
 

Hello-

With my intent years ago to model thin 2-sided Youngstown Steel Doors in HO I gave it a try last week.

This is my first casting with this thin molded YSD. This photo is of the back side of an HO Youngstown pre-war 5/6/5-T door, usually used on 10'6" IH modified '37 AAR box cars. I have been able to keep it close to scale thickness. Yes, the panels are thin; about 0.006".

I will try to cast in Urethane resin, but for this cast I used J. B. Weld original epoxy.  Next door will be an overnight 5/5/5 interim improved Youngstown door used solely for the SP.

I already have a car side which I have scribbed interior sheathing and also the smooth vertical door frame on each side of the door opening. The other side will not need this scribbing but will have the door glued in the open position. With the peek-through view the scribbed side will have the inside detailed door in the closed position, allowing this through-the-car-side interior view. I am hoping further research shows that the GN stenciled the car numbers on the top of the doors.

Regards,
-Andy Carlson,  Ojai CA
Inline image


Re: Reboxx Reboot

Schuyler Larrabee
 

JP is generally unavailable.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald B. Valentine via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2020 5:30 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reboxx Reboot

 

 

With a Los Angeles address shown on the new website it appears to me that J.P.

has sold Reboox. Having known him and visited with him for nearly 50 years, but

not having seen him in the last 5. I’ll try to call him at home to see what can be

learned.

 

Cordially, Don Valentine

 


Re: Bowser Cal-Scale/Cary parts

Benjamin Hom
 

Peter Hall asked:
"Has anyone ordered from Bowser in the past few days?  Their website doesn't seem to be working, and I was wondering if it's only a temporary problem, or something else?"

Just accessed their website with no issues.  Did you try calling?
Information: (570) 368-2379
Orders: (800) 327-5126


Ben Hom


Bowser Cal-Scale/Cary parts

Peter Hall
 

Has anyone ordered from Bowser in the past few days?  Their website doesn't seem to be working, and I was wondering if it's only a temporary problem, or something else?


Re: some steam era work train equipment images

Donald B. Valentine
 

 

What’s the mystery about the L&N sand car, Claus? Looks to me like a standard tender

frame from a smaller steam loco with a home built bunker for sand added to it. A lot of

steamers went to scrap with perfectly good tenders or tender frames if the tank was shot.

 

Cordially, Don Valentine

 


Re: Reboxx Reboot

Donald B. Valentine
 

 

With a Los Angeles address shown on the new website it appears to me that J.P.

has sold Reboox. Having known him and visited with him for nearly 50 years, but

not having seen him in the last 5. I’ll try to call him at home to see what can be

learned.

 

Cordially, Don Valentine

 


Re: Photo: Southern Ventilated Boxcar

Donald B. Valentine
 

y

    Thanks for the photo of a Southern Rwy. Ventilated boxcar Bob. I’ve know they had some but never had a photo of one before. But a “hay stacker” in the foreground? I don’t think so. What you see is an ordinary buck rake like my father used to bring our hay in when I was of school age only ours was mounted on the Ford Model 8N tractor that it was made for. The one in the photo is obviously horse drawn as where early hay stackers as well but they were considerably more complex than this buck rake.

 

Cordially, Don Valentine

 


Re: Photo: MDTX 18122

Donald B. Valentine
 

 

    Given the way a reefer is sealed I would expect it would at least initially float in flood waters if it were empty. MDTX #18122, judging by the high water mark on its end, does not appear to have done so, nor

do the cars beyond it. This leads me to conclude that all were loaded. While not knowing what the boxcars might have been loaded with means it would be difficult to comment about the condition of their loads, I’ll venture to guess that that of the reefer must be a total loss.

 

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: HO Red Caboose Post-War Welded Tank Car-Improved

Iain Kirk
 

Now that is a nice looking beastie...

Iain Kirk,
Padgate,
Warrington.

On 23 Jul 2020, at 05:09, pennsylvania1954 <stevehprr@...> wrote:

A few months ago I received this Red Caboose 10000 gal AC&F car as a kit lettered for UTLX. I had seen some unfavorable comments previously so I asked what improvements were needed. A very helpful list member forwarded Mont Switzer's excellent article from the Sept 1995 Mainline Modeler. After studying Mont's article and prototype photos, I decided that there was more that could be done. I have included the official AC&F photo which was most helpful. The most prominent issues I saw were the location and shape of the handrail. Red Caboose saw fit to locate the handrail at the midline of the tank. I thought it should be a bit higher. This was particularly noticeable on this UTLX version with the reporting marks visibly incorrect above the handrail. The brackets cast as part of the tank were easily removed, and new brackets, Detail Associates eyebolts, located and installed. I found the square corners of the original handrail objectionable so I fashioned a new one from brass wire. The photo shows weathering only partially done with grime airbrushed on the lower part of the car. The trucks are Exactrail Barber S2.

 

The UTLX number Red Caboose chose was 85339. Checking in my Jan 1955 ORER, I found series 80000 – 85999 for 100000 lb TL cars but only one car in the series. Must have been 85339. Seems a bit odd but I am sticking to it.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL



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Iain Kirk 
Padgate 
Cheshire