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UP Boxcar 185905 (1938)

Bob Chaparro
 

UP Boxcar 185905 (1938)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=4118755

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

B-50-22 boxcar.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: CN Gondola 127239

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CN Gondola 127239

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=3299122

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Car built 1918?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Accurail Milw 16xxx

Todd Sullivan
 

Hey Clark,  they look pretty nifty!  The lipstick really transformed the pig.

Todd Sullivan


Photo: Armored CN Gondola With Anti-Aircraft Guns (1942)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Armored CN Gondola With Anti-Aircraft Guns (1942)

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=3224686

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: NYC&HR Boxcar 101969

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NYC&HR Boxcar 101969

A photo from the National Archives of Canada:

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/CollectionSearch/Pages/record.aspx?app=FonAndCol&IdNumber=4427343

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Car built in 1909.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Accurail Milw 16xxx

Paul Doggett
 

Two nice looking cars Clark 

Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 5 Nov 2020, at 16:38, Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com> wrote:


Here are two more Milwaukee box cars. The ribside is an Accurail/Ribside Cars undec I decaled with Speedwitch and a set offer now by Gary Roe. It’s a set Mark Vaughan made for Stan Rydarowicz’s spent grain cars. The set also has hopper car decals.
The single sheathed car is an upgraded Accurail car (lipstick on a pig thread) I used the same Gary Roe set along with scraps from other Milwaukee sets.
Cars got some Prismacolor pencil and Pan Pastels.
I see the brake wheel needs some attention on the SS car....
Clark Propst

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Re: Real or no?

Gary Roe
 

When I worked for the N&W (1974-1982), we had a few Troop Sleepers that the Wabash had bought and turned into bunk cars for MoW gangs.  They still had the Allied trucks under them; but they obviously were not interchanged.

gary roe
quincy, illinois


On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 10:35:20 AM CST, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Allied Full-Cushion trucks were banned from interchange in 1959. I don't believe they were ever outlawed, that is, prohibited by law or regulation backed by law.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

 


Re: Accurail Milw 16xxx

Clark Propst
 

Here are two more Milwaukee box cars. The ribside is an Accurail/Ribside Cars undec I decaled with Speedwitch and a set offer now by Gary Roe. It’s a set Mark Vaughan made for Stan Rydarowicz’s spent grain cars. The set also has hopper car decals.
The single sheathed car is an upgraded Accurail car (lipstick on a pig thread) I used the same Gary Roe set along with scraps from other Milwaukee sets.
Cars got some Prismacolor pencil and Pan Pastels.
I see the brake wheel needs some attention on the SS car....
Clark Propst


Re: Real or no?

Bob Chaparro
 

Allied Full-Cushion trucks were banned from interchange in 1959. I don't believe they were ever outlawed, that is, prohibited by law or regulation backed by law.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

 


Re: Photo: Monon Covered Hopper 4240

Scott
 

What product was Monon moving with these cars?  Sand for glass?

Scott McDonald 


Re: Smokey Mountain Southern 1953 54'-5" gondola

Paul Doggett
 

Fenton 

Oh my goodness that looks superb.

Paul Doggett


On 5 Nov 2020, at 15:10, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

I just finished another Covid build.  This is a Smokey Mountain Southern, 1953 blt date, 53'-6" gondola.  Jim at Smokey Mt has sold this line of models and it appears the new owner is going to release this car in the near future.
This is a nicely done one piece casting with well done resin and etched metal details.  I haven't figured what load to put in it as of now.
Fenton

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Re: Smokey Mountain Southern 1953 54'-5" gondola

hubert mask
 

Nice work.  

Hubert Mask


On Nov 5, 2020, at 10:09 AM, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

I just finished another Covid build.  This is a Smokey Mountain Southern, 1953 blt date, 53'-6" gondola.  Jim at Smokey Mt has sold this line of models and it appears the new owner is going to release this car in the near future.
This is a nicely done one piece casting with well done resin and etched metal details.  I haven't figured what load to put in it as of now.
Fenton
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Smokey Mountain Southern 1953 54'-5" gondola

O Fenton Wells
 

I just finished another Covid build.  This is a Smokey Mountain Southern, 1953 blt date, 53'-6" gondola.  Jim at Smokey Mt has sold this line of models and it appears the new owner is going to release this car in the near future.
This is a nicely done one piece casting with well done resin and etched metal details.  I haven't figured what load to put in it as of now.
Fenton


Re: Photo: Monon Covered Hopper 4240

Mont Switzer
 

Bill,

 

Adding to Mike's response, I started watching Monon rolling stock closely from 1963 on and never saw a gray one.

  Few photos exist.

 

Sunshine offered a mini-kit for this car and Bowser offered the full on paint and lettering on a r-t-r model.

 

Mont Switzer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Michael Aufderheide [MononInMonon@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2020 7:30 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Monon Covered Hopper 4240

Bill,

4-5 years at the most, I have a "Bob's" photo from 1952 and the paint is barely legible.  They were repainted in the scheme used by the Kato models.

Mike


Re: Real or no?

william darnaby
 

On page 200 of RPCyc 35 is a discussion of the Allied trucks, their issues and the fix.  The same page also has photos of the car in question.

 

Bill Darnaby

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kenneth Montero
Sent: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:14 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io; Jerry Michels <gjmichels53@...>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Real or no?

 

The Allied Full-Cushion trucks were outlawed in the 1950's, so the current trucks may be close enough - if that paint job was still on the car when that change took place.

 

Ken Montero

On 11/04/2020 7:11 PM Jerry Michels <gjmichels53@...> wrote:

 

 

Also should have Allied Full-Cushion Trucks.  Jerry Michels


Re: Real or no?

Allan Smith
 

The January 1953 ORER Shows these cars listed as 64700-64704 as Freight Equipment. Microscale decal set 87-1512 has the lettering for these cars but in black. Bev-Bell did these cars in the correct colors but on an athearn boxcar.


Al Smith
Sonora CA

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 05:13:37 PM PST, Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:


The Allied Full-Cushion trucks were outlawed in the 1950's, so the current trucks may be close enough - if that paint job was still on the car when that change took place.

Ken Montero
On 11/04/2020 7:11 PM Jerry Michels <gjmichels53@...> wrote:


Also should have Allied Full-Cushion Trucks.  Jerry Michels


Re: Firecracker Antennas

Nelson Moyer
 

The CB&Q rebuilt several steel waycars with radios in the late 1940, but they used wagon wheel antennas into the early 1950. I received an off group reply suggesting that the firecracker antennas weren’t used on the CB&Q before 1960. I model 1954. I’ll post the question on the CBQ group and see if any old timers know the answer.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Schleigh Mike via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2020 7:56 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Firecracker Antennas

 

Hello Nelson and Group!

 

The ERIE was installing FM radios on locos and cabooses in the early 1950s, 1951 I think.  The 'firecracker' antenna was typical.  There was a contemporary TRAINS article describing their installation from end-to-end of the system.  I have it handy somewhere but surely buried right now.  Bt the way, many of those locomotives pulled freight trains and those cabooses typically were found on the rear end of those freight trains.

 

Surely other RRs were doing contemporary radios too with firecrackers. 

 

Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna. where most of the autumn leaves have been harvested.

 

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 05:48:00 PM EST, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

 

 

While setting up my new Athearn CB&Q GP-7 241, I noticed a firecracker antenna on the roof. Athearn’s CB&Q GP-7 218 doesn’t have one. What year were firecracker antennas introduced? My F units with antennas all have wagon wheels, so I’m trying to avoid anachronisms. I have photos of #241 with and without the firecracker antenna, but I don’t have any information about when it was installed. The side sill strips are red and yellow before Scotchlite safety stipes were used. One of my 241 photos also has a GP-30 I Chinese Red and Gray, if that helps date the firecracker.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 


ADMIN : Freight Cars, not diesel antennae

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Folks,

 

               Occasionally someone asks an off-topic question.  That’s no big deal, but the responses should be sent OFF LIST to that person.

 

               As a reminder, this is group is about Steam-Era Freight Cars.  Thanks for your cooperation.

 

-Jeff Aley

Deputy Moderator

RealSTMFC

 


Re: Firecracker Antennas

Schleigh Mike
 

Hello Nelson and Group!

The ERIE was installing FM radios on locos and cabooses in the early 1950s, 1951 I think.  The 'firecracker' antenna was typical.  There was a contemporary TRAINS article describing their installation from end-to-end of the system.  I have it handy somewhere but surely buried right now.  Bt the way, many of those locomotives pulled freight trains and those cabooses typically were found on the rear end of those freight trains.

Surely other RRs were doing contemporary radios too with firecrackers. 

Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna. where most of the autumn leaves have been harvested.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 05:48:00 PM EST, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:


While setting up my new Athearn CB&Q GP-7 241, I noticed a firecracker antenna on the roof. Athearn’s CB&Q GP-7 218 doesn’t have one. What year were firecracker antennas introduced? My F units with antennas all have wagon wheels, so I’m trying to avoid anachronisms. I have photos of #241 with and without the firecracker antenna, but I don’t have any information about when it was installed. The side sill strips are red and yellow before Scotchlite safety stipes were used. One of my 241 photos also has a GP-30 I Chinese Red and Gray, if that helps date the firecracker.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 


Re: Real or no?

Kenneth Montero
 

The Allied Full-Cushion trucks were outlawed in the 1950's, so the current trucks may be close enough - if that paint job was still on the car when that change took place.

Ken Montero

On 11/04/2020 7:11 PM Jerry Michels <gjmichels53@...> wrote:


Also should have Allied Full-Cushion Trucks.  Jerry Michels

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