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Running Board Support Sander

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Folks,

 

               Yesterday I found an interesting tool that the late Denny Anspach had.  As you can see it is labelled “Roofwalk (sic) support angle sander”.  The end view (I added the yellow lines) tells the story – it’s a strip of wood that was beveled on a table saw.  It has sandpaper applied so that it can be used to make running board supports.

 

               It’s one of those simple things that made me say, “Why did I think of that?”

 

Enjoy,

 

-Jeff

 


Accurail Milw 16xxx

Clark Propst
 

I was looking at the Milwaukee freight car color book and was curious about the ends on the MILW 15600-16999 series box cars. I can't get a good read on the ends in the book photos other than they're dreadnaught with a longer lower panel. Accurail offers something 'close', but I have no idea what they ends are. Can someone offer me some advice on the ends? 

Thanks you,
Clark Propst


Re: Photo: CN Livestock Car 171320 (1925)

Marc Simpson
 

I think the sign says:
1st line - Car Under Test
2nd line - This Car Not Load - not sure about this one 
3rd line - Canadian National Railways

Canadian railways would often put wood over some of the openings in livestock cars in the winter due to the cold temperatures so that the cattle would retain some heat in the car.  
--
Marc Simpson


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Rick Naylor
 

Bill I have followed many of your car builds and have re-reviewed them many times as I do my own builds. Your ideas and skill will be used by many now and in the future. I wish you strength in this fight that you may have the strength and faith to give it a kick in the ass. Fight on and model on.

Rick Naylor Herald King Decals


Photo: Monon Covered Hopper 4240

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Monon Covered Hopper 4240

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=4026583

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Car built in 1947.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: CN Boxcar 502298 (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CN Boxcar 502298 (Undated)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=4166222

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Car built in 1924.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Lehigh New England Hopper 14299 (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Lehigh New England Hopper 14299 (Undated)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=4118761

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit. Phot may load slowly.

Car built in 1941.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: CN Livestock Car 171320 (1925)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CN Livestock Car 171320 (1925)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=3349417

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Built in 1912.

Interior appears to have a lining. I can't quite make out the text on the sign to the lower left.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Lloyd Keyser
 

Bill
Always looked forward to talking with you during all the years of RPM. Learned so much from your clinics and handouts. Our friendship has met so much and look forward to the future. Your techniques have helped us all.
Lloyd Keyser 

On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 9:56 AM Bill J. via groups.io <jolitzwr=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,

this may sound frivolous at this time, but laughter is a great medicine.  Surround yourself with upbeat people.  Listen to and watch comedy shows.  Keep yourself engaged, start a new project!

prayers lifted,

Bill Jolitz


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Bill J.
 

Bill,

this may sound frivolous at this time, but laughter is a great medicine.  Surround yourself with upbeat people.  Listen to and watch comedy shows.  Keep yourself engaged, start a new project!

prayers lifted,

Bill Jolitz


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

radiodial868
 

Now that is a resume of a man for the ages...
We're here with ya, even if only digitally.
-------------------
RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


BEARER of BAD NEWS

gary laakso
 

We oft forget to celebrate a good, vibrant life and your decision to celebrate your life is brilliant!  It is much more fun to celebrate than mourn.  I have harvested more rivets under your inspiration than I ever did in all the years before seeing your technique.  For practical purposes, you uncovered the FGEX and its kin BREX and WFEX from obscurity and helped bring their fleet to life in models.   Truss rods forever!   I have benefited greatly from your labor of love and I need to thank you for that.  Life is an adventure that we are blessed with and you have made the most of yours.  Thank you, God bless and do not go quietly into that good night.

 

Gary Laakso

North of Mike Brock

 


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Peter Ness
 

Hi Bill,

 

First, you are in my prayers.

 

Second, thank you so much for your contributions and continuous sharing of techniques and information and the motivation and inspiration you provide on a consistent basis..

 

While I struggle to learn about only one railroad, I truly appreciate your efforts as well as those of others, who dig into the “big picture”.  The information you’ve shared on the FGE/WFE/BRE/NX System, my opinion, has been a godsend; saving me a lot of mistakes and educating me at the same time, and allowing me to stay on the path to research the NHRR even more.

 

We’ve never met, but on another railroad-topic group a fellow informed me of the detailed construction of a specific prototype.  While thanking him, I told him I had neither the patience nor fortitude to count that many features from a photo. His response;

 

“Meah, our motto is “We count the rivets…., so you don’t have to.”  <g>”

 

That is also how you seem to me!

 

Peter Ness


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Ed Mims
 

The Central of Georgia freight car re-weigh stations until June, 1963 were: Albany, Ga  ALBY; Columbus, GA  COLS; Atlanta, GA  IND; Savannah, GA  SAVH; Macon, GA  MA; Chattanooga, TN  CH and that is all of them.

Ed Mims


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Ed Mims
 

Bill, you are an inspiration to me and hundreds if not thousands more and in many different ways--more than perhaps you realize. In the modeling world you captured the finest of details just as you did in journalism. You made it all so realistic and believable. It was and still is always correct in every aspect. Thank you for being there and for being an inspiration and the finest example to all who met you. We know that through out your life you have placed every rivet correctly and that it is the correct size and shape. You are in my prayers.

Best wishes,

Ed Mims


Re: Photo: CN Hopper 119630 (1938)

Dave Parker
 

Except that the CU FT in the photo here is 1918 (!).  Which leads down a LONNNNG rabbit hole involving the CV 20000 (nee 30000) series, Ian Cranstone's Canadian database, and a half a dozen or so ORERs.

It would be super helpful to see a photo of the CV 20000-series cars -- can anybody supply one?

PS:  I have to question the 1938 photo date.  I think it's more likely the 1923 builder's photo.  It has the Eastern Car Co builder's logo on it, which agrees with Ian's tabulation of CN 119550-119649, built 4/23.  The CU FT discrepancy is readily apparent here.  1680 in Ian's table, 1918 in the hyperlinked photo (the same photo as Bob posted).
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Charlie Duckworth
 

Here’s the list I received on the NYC

ER- East Rochester
RT- Elkhart
AJ- Airline Yard-Toledo
WD- West Detroit
JX- Jackson
WO- Worcester
BG- Beech Grove
KK-Kankakee

On Nov 2, 2020, at 9:21 PM, Dan Stainton via groups.io <dands54@...> wrote:

What happened to NYC?

--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: BEARER of BAD NEWS

Paul R Greenwald
 

Bill -

So sorry to hear that news.  You are an inspiration to all modelers who know your body if work.

You are on my prayer list.
--
Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS #1802
NMRA #129229


Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights

Dan Stainton
 

What happened to NYC?


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