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Re: RIP: Denny S. Anspach

Douglas Harding
 

Sorry to hear this. I was privileged to be a guest in the Anspach homes in both Sacramento and Okoboji (his summer home in Iowa). And I had Denny as a guest in two different homes to see progress on my Iowa Central layout. We shared mutual interests in Iowa railroads and the Fairmont Motor Co. and often shared notes through the years on related modeling and research projects. I fondly remember Denny giving me a private tour of the backshops of the California State Railroad Museum, while regaling me with stories of its creation and building. He rode the SP cab forward as it was moved into position while the museum was being built. Denny also introduced me to Ellen in the library who assisted me with a research project, and the curator Wyatt. Both connections I treasured. I will truly his him.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Aley, Jeff A
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] RIP: Denny S. Anspach

 

It is my sad duty to inform you that my great friend, Denny Anspach, passed away today, September 20, 2020.  Denny was a man of great accomplishments, not only within our hobby of prototype and model railroading, but also in other areas.  But to me his greatest attribute was his friendship and mentoring – which I will try to “pay forward” until we meet again.  I was often impressed by the fact that he knew so many great individuals.  I gradually learned that Denny had a tremendous ability to focus on a person’s best traits, no matter who they were.  All people are great and highly accomplished in some way, and Denny always spoke of a person’s finest character.

 

I will miss him tremendously.

 

-Jeff Aley

 


Re: Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

Douglas Harding
 

Sinclair has two refineries in Wyoming, Sinclair (was Parco) and Casper. Headquarters is in Salt Lake City.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of RICH CHAPIN via groups.io
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Notes for the photos say "Courtesy of the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation, New York." wonder where photo taken, doesn't look like anything near NYC

Rich Chapin
Basking Ridge NJ


Re: RIP: Denny S. Anspach

Bruce Smith
 

Steve, Folks,

Steve - thank you for posting this photo - it is so quintessentially "Doc Denny"! If I remember correctly, he was sharing a story that my models had stimulated. I will miss his gentle demeanor, which disguised a very serious intensity. As some may know, but many may not, Denny was a PRR fan and knew a great deal about the PRR in addition to his favored western roads. In addition to being a historian of railroads, Denny was a historian of modeling, and I will also miss his efforts to bring the past into the present, usually with a very old kit, done up to his more exacting present day standards. But most of all, I will miss his warmth and friendship.

Clear Tracks my Friend!
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...>
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] RIP: Denny S. Anspach
 

Denny with Bruce Smith from Cocoa Beach 2015.  Always with a story to share.

 

 

He will be greatly missed.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Aley, Jeff A
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:22 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io; PassengerCarList@groups.io; RockIslandLines@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] RIP: Denny S. Anspach

 

It is my sad duty to inform you that my great friend, Denny Anspach, passed away today, September 20, 2020.  Denny was a man of great accomplishments, not only within our hobby of prototype and model railroading, but also in other areas.  But to me his greatest attribute was his friendship and mentoring – which I will try to “pay forward” until we meet again.  I was often impressed by the fact that he knew so many great individuals.  I gradually learned that Denny had a tremendous ability to focus on a person’s best traits, no matter who they were.  All people are great and highly accomplished in some way, and Denny always spoke of a person’s finest character.

 

I will miss him tremendously.

 

-Jeff Aley

 


Re: Proto 2000 Stock Car

Bill Welch
 
Edited

Circa 1939 photos I own show L&N and CNW Mather stock cars with truss rod u/f.

Bill Welch


Re: Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

RICH CHAPIN
 

Notes for the photos say "Courtesy of the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation, New York." wonder where photo taken, doesn't look like anything near NYC

Rich Chapin
Basking Ridge NJ


Accurail 4300: CB&Q 15000-15499 or C&S 13500 series

Robert kirkham
 

First progress shots on kit bashing Accurail 4300 series model into a C&S 13500-13999.  

Stripped most of the paint - that was stubborn!  Used both 99% alcohol and that purple stuff (can’t recall the name).   

Used a new knife blade and single edge razor blade to shave off the ladder and grab irons.  

I started cutting the roof off with a 1.25” circular blade in the drill press, moving the car into the blade with the car body resting on a fitted block that helped keep the car body level.  I made it from a scrap of plywood about 3” x 8”, and glued on a rectangle of balsa wood to fit tightly inside the shell.  Drilled a shallow hole into the plywood base where the bottom of the vertical brake stand protrudes lower than the rest of the shell.   The plywood and balsa block worked OK, but I still had to hold the shell down on it with my hands.  That’s not ideal around moving cutters!  If I was to do it again, I’d clamp a fence of some sort in place rather than guiding the block free-hand.   That would control the federate better and be safer as well.  

I ran into a problem with the blade melting the plastic rather than clearing chips of plastic saw dust.  This accumulated and - after I thought I was nearly through - the blade wandered upward just enough to spoil some roof detail.   I could blame the blade, which was flimsy, but I think the whole method was a bit too much for the set up.   I switched the blade out for an end mill and cleaned things up that way.   I’m planning to add some Yarmouth (Stafford Swain and Dan Kirlin) Hutchins roof panels to replace the original roof.     

Not sure if I have the nerve to remove the horizontal angle iron across the mid-height of the door . . .   Also, not yet sure I will carve the ladder (or the obviously wrong right ladder stile) off the end.   

Rob


Re: Proto 2000 Stock Car

Chet
 

The Wabash reloaded livestock into home road cars at Kansas City and perhaps Council Bluffs and released western road car back home.

Chet French
Dixon, IL


Re: RIP: Denny S. Anspach

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Denny with Bruce Smith from Cocoa Beach 2015.  Always with a story to share.

 

 

He will be greatly missed.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Aley, Jeff A
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 9:22 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io; PassengerCarList@groups.io; RockIslandLines@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] RIP: Denny S. Anspach

 

It is my sad duty to inform you that my great friend, Denny Anspach, passed away today, September 20, 2020.  Denny was a man of great accomplishments, not only within our hobby of prototype and model railroading, but also in other areas.  But to me his greatest attribute was his friendship and mentoring – which I will try to “pay forward” until we meet again.  I was often impressed by the fact that he knew so many great individuals.  I gradually learned that Denny had a tremendous ability to focus on a person’s best traits, no matter who they were.  All people are great and highly accomplished in some way, and Denny always spoke of a person’s finest character.

 

I will miss him tremendously.

 

-Jeff Aley

 


RIP: Denny S. Anspach

Aley, Jeff A
 

It is my sad duty to inform you that my great friend, Denny Anspach, passed away today, September 20, 2020.  Denny was a man of great accomplishments, not only within our hobby of prototype and model railroading, but also in other areas.  But to me his greatest attribute was his friendship and mentoring – which I will try to “pay forward” until we meet again.  I was often impressed by the fact that he knew so many great individuals.  I gradually learned that Denny had a tremendous ability to focus on a person’s best traits, no matter who they were.  All people are great and highly accomplished in some way, and Denny always spoke of a person’s finest character.

 

I will miss him tremendously.

 

-Jeff Aley

 


Re: Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

Dave Parker
 

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 06:43 PM, Richard Townsend wrote:
In the 1955 tank car tariff it shows Sinclair had several 2-compartment tank cars, but most were 6,000-gallon cars and the remainder were 5,000-gallon cars. This one is much bigger and looks to me to be in the 8,000 to 10,000 gallon range. I wonder what a tariff from a time closer to when the photo was taken would show.
In the 1919 tariff, SDRX shows a single two-compartment car, 4000 gallons total.

In the 1936 edition, there were 40 two-comp cars, mostly 6000 gal, with a handful of smaller ones.  None bigger.
 
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

Richard Townsend
 

In the 1955 tank car tariff it shows Sinclair had several 2-compartment tank cars, but most were 6,000-gallon cars and the remainder were 5,000-gallon cars. This one is much bigger and looks to me to be in the 8,000 to 10,000 gallon range. I wonder what a tariff from a time closer to when the photo was taken would show.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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From: James SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...>
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

That first car on the 2nd track is an interesting 2 dome car. The domes are large and the car seems longer than most. SDRX ???, two ladders but no platform on this side.
 
 
J. Stephen Sandifer
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:15 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)
 
Bob Chaparro wrote:


Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)
A photo from the New York Public Library:
 
   Good illustration of why it's hard to model a refinery realistically.  <g>
 
Tony Thompson
 
 
 


Re: Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

Steve SANDIFER
 

That first car on the 2nd track is an interesting 2 dome car. The domes are large and the car seems longer than most. SDRX ???, two ladders but no platform on this side.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:15 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

 

Bob Chaparro wrote:



Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

A photo from the New York Public Library:

 

   Good illustration of why it's hard to model a refinery realistically.  <g>

 

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


Re: Proto 2000 Stock Car

Steve SANDIFER
 

It is important to check the ORER for your modeling era. Just because the Proto paint scheme may be correct does not mean that car was leased to that railroad at the time you model.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:08 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Proto 2000 Stock Car

 

Garth Groff wrote:



 I know PK2 offered a B&O car in their first run (I have one I've considered relettering), and their early cars were supposedly very accurate. 

 

    The original P2k releases were ALL based on Richard Hendrickson's recommendations. In their last years, a few foobles crept in, and with Walthers -- well. But you can trust the originals.

 

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


Re: Photo: Wabash Mather Boxcar 19290 (1910)

Ray Breyer
 

The car in the photo is a Mather automobile boxcar. PM 60000-60299 were on lease from 1914 to 1918.

Several railroads leased these 36-foot auto boxcars between 1907 and 1918, when the cars were removed from lease by Mather (they didn't make money after 1915 or so): C&EI, MC, PM and Wabash.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



On Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:47:35 PM CDT, lrkdbn via groups.io <lrkdbn@...> wrote:


Dear group
Attached please find the picture I referred to in my previous post- A Pere Marquette all wood single sheathed
auto/box car, perhaps a converted stock car?
Larry King


Re: Proto 2000 Stock Car

Richard Wilkens
 

I have attached a photo showing a New York Central stock car as well as a couple Northern Pacific, and at least one Great Northern, can't identify the other cars. This is at Wishram, Washington on the Spokane, Portland & Seattle and was taken around 1948. The stock pens at Wishram were around the curve in the background on the right hand side. 

Rich Wilkens


Re: Photo: GATX 18321/Sunburst Refining (Undated)

Jim Gates
 

Since the connections are on the bottom of the cars, it would appear to be UNloading apparatus.

Jim Gates

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, 10:57:34 AM CDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Photo: GATX 18321/Sunburst Refining (Undated)

A photo from the New York Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-b610-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

This image can be enlarged.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: T&P Gondola 17695 (1938)

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

Friends,

O.K. Clumsy fingers. What I wanted to say was that these are early Sinclair cars (before the giant "Sinclair" was plastered down the cars' sides). It should say "Sinclair Oils" on their sides. "Sinclair" appears to have been airbrushed from the cars closest to the camera, leaving only "Oils". 

That twin compartment tank is very interesting. No dome platforms.

Thanks for the find Bob. I'm married to a Sinclair descendant, and my layout features a Sinclair dealer. As the Ferengi rules of acquisition say, "It never hurts to suck up to the boss."

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 12:03 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: T&P Gondola 17695 (1938)

A photo from the New York Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/59bab700-bf76-0136-e236-0ef34241574b

This image can be enlarged.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

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

Friends,

SDRX is the reporting mark used by Sinclair. This photo is obviously before the giant silver "Sinclair" was spelled out across the car sides. T

On Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 11:58 AM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

A photo from the New York Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-ab85-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

This image can be enlarged.

Note two compartment tank car in foreground with single rivet course construction.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Photo: Many Tanks Cars (Undated)
A photo from the New York Public Library:

   Good illustration of why it's hard to model a refinery realistically.  <g>

Tony Thompson




Re: truck screws for brass models

Tony Thompson
 

Before anyone cringes about my "getting rid of" the brass trucks on my brass models, rest assured they are safely stashed in the original boxes. I guess I unknowingly am making it easier for those handling my estate.
Same here. I usually even put the shouldered screws and springs with the trucks.

Tony Thompson
tony@signaturepress.com

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