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Re: Photo: Wabash Mather Boxcar 19290 (1910)

lrkdbn
 

This is an unusual car- an all wood single sheathed boxcar. Could it be a wood stock car converted to meet a shortage of box cars? I recall seeing a similar Pere Marquette car in the Steamtown DL&W photo collection.
It also was being used for auto loading
Larry King


Re: Modelling options - Accurail 4300 series - CB&Q 15000-16499 series?

Ray Carson
 

I also have Accurail 4300 series that I'm going to turn into a CB&Q prototype. I've been slowly removing molded-on grabs and other details that don't fit with the prototype.

I hope to see your own builds in the future for inspiration in my builds.

-Ray


Re: truck screws for brass models

Tony Thompson
 

Mont Switzer wrote:

I guess I did the same with my brass caboose fleet only I am probably a bit more "ham handed" in how I accomplished this.
First, I got rid of the brass trucks. I was able to find matching styrene trucks for each model, leaf springs where required and all. I equipped them with REBOXX wheel sets.
I would guess a solid majority of my brass freight cars have been re-trucked -- a few of my commercial styrene cars also . . . not mentioning names.

I drilled and threaded the truck mounting holes for 2-56 screws and added a washer if needed.
As I mentioned, I have resorted to this on occasion too. Wish the brass importers cared more about us operators.

Tony Thompson
tony@signaturepress.com


Re: truck screws for brass models

Mont Switzer
 

Tony,

I guess I did the same with my brass caboose fleet only I am probably a bit more "ham handed" in how I accomplished this.

First, I got rid of the brass trucks. I was able to find matching styrene trucks for each model, leaf springs where required and all. I equipped them with REBOXX wheel sets.

I drilled and threaded the truck mounting holes for 2-56 screws and added a washer if needed.

I found the old screw mounting system prone to the screws backing out. I usually found our when a train "left town" with the caboose following along on only one truck. When I went to the 2-56 screws I added a drop of gap filling ACC when installing them.

My brass cabooses and other cars no longer "derailment magnets." In fact their weight makes them quite reliable.

Mont Switzer

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From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Tony Thompson [tony@signaturepress.com]
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 2:06 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] truck screws for brass models

I recently had a request to repeat a description I had given in a talk at a conference, about how I had replaced the shouldered truck screws common on brass freight car models (and a ready source of operating problems). I decided to make it into a blog post, and the link is below if you're interested.

https://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2020/09/those-pesky-truck-screws-for-brass.html

Tony Thompson
tony@signaturepress.com


Re: Mike Moore

Mont Switzer
 

Clark,

 

I believe I met Mike through you. Thank you for that.  I always enjoyed his company and saw that he was a good modeler.  He also liked to talk trucks, but that is another story.  We have missed seeing him for quite a few years now.

 

Mont Switzer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Clark Propst [cepropst@q.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2020 2:26 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Mike Moore

Those of you who attend RPM meets like CCB, CL and StL might remember Mike Moore. Mike has been ill for some time and passed away in his sleep last night do to complications from pneumonia.
Clark

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Re: D&RGW Postwar AAR 50' Boxcar – Front Range Upgrade #6

James Brewer
 

Nice work Bob, especially with the paint job!

Jim Brewer


Re: D&RGW Postwar AAR 50' Boxcar – Front Range Upgrade #6

O Fenton Wells
 

Bob, what a great way to finish the "oldies but goodies" stash.  This one is very colorful, well done on the build and the finish, 


On Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 2:39 PM Bob Chapman <chapbob4014@...> wrote:
The last one – and going out in a blaze of glory.

In 6/56, ACF built 100 50-foot single door boxcars for D&RGW, #64000-64099. The carbodies had welded sides, R-3-4 ends, a diagonal-panel roof, 8-foot Youngstown postwar doors, and ASF A-3 Ride-Control trucks – and were the first boxcars painted D&RGW’s passenger colors of Aspen Gold and silver.  

Front Range’s kit #5000 is a near match to the prototype specs, requiring only the modification of the deep fishbelly sidesill to the tabbed style. Detail adds were Kadee ladders/grabs/Ajax brakewheel, a DA Apex runningboard, and Kato A-3 trucks. With the build date very late for my era, it is factory-fresh and unweathered. Decals are Microscale. Thanks to Ed Hawkins for his technical help.   

The Covid project to clear out the deep stash of fourteen 30-year-old undec boxcar kits has been unexpected fun. In contrast with today’s everything-in-a-box resin kits, research was needed to match the carbody to a prototype, select the proper style of ladder/handbrake/ runningboard/trucks/etc., and often make carbody modifications in sidesills or door width. A decal search sometimes offered a drop-in solution, but often required creative tailoring. Once parts were rounded up, applying them to the carbody paralleled that of a resin kit. It’s a bit wistful to see the empty shelf – time for some new shopping!

Regards,
Bob Chapman




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D&RGW Postwar AAR 50' Boxcar – Front Range Upgrade #6

Bob Chapman
 

The last one – and going out in a blaze of glory.

In 6/56, ACF built 100 50-foot single door boxcars for D&RGW, #64000-64099. The carbodies had welded sides, R-3-4 ends, a diagonal-panel roof, 8-foot Youngstown postwar doors, and ASF A-3 Ride-Control trucks – and were the first boxcars painted D&RGW’s passenger colors of Aspen Gold and silver.  

Front Range’s kit #5000 is a near match to the prototype specs, requiring only the modification of the deep fishbelly sidesill to the tabbed style. Detail adds were Kadee ladders/grabs/Ajax brakewheel, a DA Apex runningboard, and Kato A-3 trucks. With the build date very late for my era, it is factory-fresh and unweathered. Decals are Microscale. Thanks to Ed Hawkins for his technical help.   

The Covid project to clear out the deep stash of fourteen 30-year-old undec boxcar kits has been unexpected fun. In contrast with today’s everything-in-a-box resin kits, research was needed to match the carbody to a prototype, select the proper style of ladder/handbrake/ runningboard/trucks/etc., and often make carbody modifications in sidesills or door width. A decal search sometimes offered a drop-in solution, but often required creative tailoring. Once parts were rounded up, applying them to the carbody paralleled that of a resin kit. It’s a bit wistful to see the empty shelf – time for some new shopping!

Regards,
Bob Chapman



Mike Moore

Clark Propst
 

Those of you who attend RPM meets like CCB, CL and StL might remember Mike Moore. Mike has been ill for some time and passed away in his sleep last night do to complications from pneumonia.
Clark


Re: WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

Schuyler Larrabee
 

That was useful if only to validate that the one I found on eBay (which I didn’t find a couple of days ago) was reasonably priced.

 

Thanks.

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 3:32 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

 

Schuyler,

 

 

As you will note, they have others, and sleepers too.

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 1:23 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I am in need of a Hallmark Troop Kitchen Car.

 

If you have one you’d consider selling, or know of one that is available, please let me know.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler – DOT – Larrabee (at) Verizon – DOT – net.

 

Thanks for any assistance


Re: News regarding long-time list member Dr. Denny Anspach

np328
 

   I will agree with Tony on the comments about seeing him at CCB.  To me, I think it was more common to see him at CCB than Naperville. 
 
Of his work, quite a while ago I found on-line a some study he had done on rail sizes, and his observations. I quickly saved these and still refer to them. 
It was well written however more than that, it was clear to me as a researcher, that here was an extensive study that was more than a casual glancing blow. 
His posts here were always in the same - clear and well written. 

As I found the rail study on-line, I will attach it here for others.     
                                                                                                             Yes, prayers go out for his family.                           James Dick - St. Paul, MN 


Re: News regarding long-time list member Dr. Denny Anspach

Todd Sullivan
 

HFM, yes, in Beacon, NY.  Mr. Meile, who owned the operation, had been a butcher at the local A&P supermarket, and started the hobby shop when A&P started going downhill.  They were one of the first warehouse size discount model railroad hobby shops.  He often remarked about the women who called the store looking for employment opportunities.

Todd Sullivan
a regular HFM customer from long, long ago and far, far away ...not quite in another galaxy


Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 426837 With Load (1931)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob,
 
I also like seeing the CofG ventilated box (third car from the camera)
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 12:35 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Flatcar 426837 With Load (1931)

Photo: PRR Flatcar 426837 With Load (1931)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A230879

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

Caption:

View of switching equipment shipment on railroad cars at the Springwells Station treatment plant during construction, Detroit water supply system. Printed on front: "City of Detroit. Department of Water Supply. Division of Engineering. Shipment of switching equipment for temporary switch house from Westinghouse Elect. & Mfg. Co. Springwells Station, spec. PS-110. 4-7-31." Stamped on back: "Manning Bros., commercial photographers. 504-505 Lincoln Building. Corner State and Park Sts., Detroit, Mich."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Schuyler,


As you will notice, they have others, and sleepers too.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 1:23 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I am in need of a Hallmark Troop Kitchen Car.

 

If you have one you’d consider selling, or know of one that is available, please let me know.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler – DOT – Larrabee (at) Verizon – DOT – net.

 

Thanks for any assistance


Re: WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Schuyler,


As you will note, they have others, and sleepers too.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 1:23 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I am in need of a Hallmark Troop Kitchen Car.

 

If you have one you’d consider selling, or know of one that is available, please let me know.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler – DOT – Larrabee (at) Verizon – DOT – net.

 

Thanks for any assistance


Reference Books For Sale

gtws00
 

I have for sale some Focus On Freight,  Rail Prototype Cyclopedia, Steve Heli UTLX Steam Era Tank and a couple other reference books for sale. See attached list.
Contact me off list if interested at. 
gtws00 at yahoo.com

George Toman


Re: WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

Nelson Moyer
 

Dave Lotz at Q Connection had at least two Hallmark Burlington plated window troop kitchen cars for sale in Collinsville last year. You might want to contact him to see what he has now. A few Walthers P2K cars are out there in both the plated and non-plated versions, I built eight about two years ago.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 12:23 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

 

I am in need of a Hallmark Troop Kitchen Car.

 

If you have one you’d consider selling, or know of one that is available, please let me know.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler – DOT – Larrabee (at) Verizon – DOT – net.

 

Thanks for any assistance


Re: Photo: Pere Marquette Furniture Boxcar 50463 (1911)

Eric Hansmann
 

It looks like both are Pere Marquette boxcars.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 11:40 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Pere Marquette Furniture Boxcar 50463 (1911)

 

Photo: Pere Marquette Furniture Boxcar 50463 (1911)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A172057

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

Caption:

View of Weston-Mott Company factory no. 4. "Weston-Mott Company no. 4" painted on building; railroad cars in foreground. "Pere Marquette 50463, furniture" painted on railroad car. Handwritten on back: "Companies--Weston-Mott Co., 1911. Flint, Mich."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


truck screws for brass models

Tony Thompson
 

I recently had a request to repeat a description I had given in a talk at a conference, about how I had replaced the shouldered truck screws common on brass freight car models (and a ready source of operating problems). I decided to make it into a blog post, and the link is below if you're interested.

https://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2020/09/those-pesky-truck-screws-for-brass.html

Tony Thompson
tony@signaturepress.com


Re: News regarding long-time list member Dr. Denny Anspach

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I first met Denny at a Naperville meet, many years ago.

 

I told him, along with others at the table, a story about when I got a package delivered to my office.  The receptionist signed for it, but sure had a disdainful look on her face as she delivered it to me at my desk.  It was clearly marked as having come from “Hobbies for Men.”  (for those who might not know, HFM was a model railroad store in, IIRC, Beacon NY)  The entire table burst into laughter, and Denny remembered that story for years.

 

BTW, the receptionist, when I showed her the kit that came in the box, was able to laugh about it.

 

Seeing Denny has been a highlight for me of attending Cocoa Beach.  We shared the highlights (and lowlights) of our personal lives as well as our modeling lives, and I learned a lot about his career as a physician.  He cautioned me about one major life event I went through, and that caution came from his own experiences.  That caution was well founded, but he later agreed that I had taken the correct course.

 

Denny always had some complementary remark about models I brought to Cocoa, none of which were anywhere near the quality of his displays.  I have an ABBA set of Overland GE UM20s which I have been working on since they were new.  Denny has asked me about the progress on them periodically, and they are >>finally<<nearing completion.  I had been looking forward to bringing them to Cocoa for his inspection.

 

I guess that won’t be happening . . .

 

Schuyler

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