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Re: Boxcars

Paul Doggett
 

Rich 

Nice models I like the fresh reweigh marks and the chalk marks.

Paul Doggett.    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 9 Nov 2020, at 01:14, Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:



I decided to build and detail some of the plastic boxcar kits I have left in my kit stash.  The first two completed cars are CP 254714 and A&WP 37646.

 

CP 254714 is an Intermountain Postwar AAR boxcar kit, which includes the correct ladders for Canadian cars.  I lowered the bolsters to bring the car down to the correct height (as I now do on all Intermountain boxcar kits).  The car was upgraded with Kadee #158 scale couplers, 2001 roof walk, and 441 brake pads; IM 0.088 wheelsets, and A-Line Type A sill steps.  In addition, the side sills were modified to match the prototype and coupler lift bars were made from 0.012 wire.  The car was weathered with Pan Pastel Red Iron Oxide Extra Dark, Raw Umber, and Neutral Grey Extra Dark and Polly Scale Rust.  Sunshine chalk marks and Champ Decals reweigh dates and station symbols were used along with Microscale TF-13 Trim Film.

 

A&WP 37646 is a Branchline Postwar AAR boxcar kit.  I added Kato ASF A-3 trucks with ReBoxx WS20950 0.088 wheelsets, DA Miner Hand Brake and Housing, an Improved Youngstown 5/5/4 door from my scrap box, Kadee 158 couplers and 2002 Apex roof walk;  Tangent TSM203 coupler lift bars, and HiTech Details 6040 air hoses and brackets.  The car was weathered with Pan Pastel Permanent Extra Dark Red, Raw Umber, and Black and Polly Scale Rust.  Sunshine chalk marks, reweigh and repack data, and reweigh data decals were used, along with Microscale TF-24 Trim Film.

 

Sincerely,

Rich Remiarz

Vadnais Heights, MN

 

 

 

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Re: B&O 262529

Paul Doggett
 

Rich 

That’s a great looking model great weathering as well.
Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 9 Nov 2020, at 00:42, Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:


After sitting on my workbench for a couple of months painted and decaled while I worked on structures and scenery, I finally weathered and added the final details on B&O 262529, an O-59A gondola build from a Sunshine Models kit.  I added Kadee 158 couplers, TMW 209 trucks, Detail Associates chain, coupler lift bars, and hex NBW; HiTech Details 6038 air hoses, and Sunshine chalk mark details.  The car was painted with Scalecoat S1 Loco Black paint and weathered with Pan Pastel Paynes Grey Extra Dark, AIM Dark Rust and Light Rust weathering powder, and Polly Scale Rust paint.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN

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FGEX 40000 Aluminum reefer color photo.

Scott
 

Here is a color scan of a slide I bought off of EBAY of the FGEX aluminum reefer 40000.  No photographer name on the mount.  Certainly would be an interesting Resin kit (hint hint).

Scott McDonald


Re: B&O 262529

Tony Thompson
 

    Good-looking model, Rich. Nice job!

Tony Thompson




Re: Boxcars

Robert kirkham
 

Really like the finish.  The CPR car looks nice and worn with that pan pastel treatment!

Rob

On Nov 8, 2020, at 5:13 PM, Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:

I decided to build and detail some of the plastic boxcar kits I have left in my kit stash.  The first two completed cars are CP 254714 and A&WP 37646.
 
CP 254714 is an Intermountain Postwar AAR boxcar kit, which includes the correct ladders for Canadian cars.  I lowered the bolsters to bring the car down to the correct height (as I now do on all Intermountain boxcar kits).  The car was upgraded with Kadee #158 scale couplers, 2001 roof walk, and 441 brake pads; IM 0.088 wheelsets, and A-Line Type A sill steps.  In addition, the side sills were modified to match the prototype and coupler lift bars were made from 0.012 wire.  The car was weathered with Pan Pastel Red Iron Oxide Extra Dark, Raw Umber, and Neutral Grey Extra Dark and Polly Scale Rust.  Sunshine chalk marks and Champ Decals reweigh dates and station symbols were used along with Microscale TF-13 Trim Film.
 
A&WP 37646 is a Branchline Postwar AAR boxcar kit.  I added Kato ASF A-3 trucks with ReBoxx WS20950 0.088 wheelsets, DA Miner Hand Brake and Housing, an Improved Youngstown 5/5/4 door from my scrap box, Kadee 158 couplers and 2002 Apex roof walk;  Tangent TSM203 coupler lift bars, and HiTech Details 6040 air hoses and brackets.  The car was weathered with Pan Pastel Permanent Extra Dark Red, Raw Umber, and Black and Polly Scale Rust.  Sunshine chalk marks, reweigh and repack data, and reweigh data decals were used, along with Microscale TF-24 Trim Film.
 
Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN
 
 
 
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<A&WP 37646-1.jpg><A&WP 37646-2.jpg><CP 254714-1.jpg><CP 254714-2.jpg>


Re: B&O 262529

Robert kirkham
 

Nice looking model!  The rusty interior really looks great.

Rob

On Nov 8, 2020, at 4:41 PM, Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:

After sitting on my workbench for a couple of months painted and decaled while I worked on structures and scenery, I finally weathered and added the final details on B&O 262529, an O-59A gondola build from a Sunshine Models kit.  I added Kadee 158 couplers, TMW 209 trucks, Detail Associates chain, coupler lift bars, and hex NBW; HiTech Details 6038 air hoses, and Sunshine chalk mark details.  The car was painted with Scalecoat S1 Loco Black paint and weathered with Pan Pastel Paynes Grey Extra Dark, AIM Dark Rust and Light Rust weathering powder, and Polly Scale Rust paint.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN

<B&O 262529-1.jpg><B&O 262529-2.jpg>


Boxcars

Richard Remiarz
 

I decided to build and detail some of the plastic boxcar kits I have left in my kit stash.  The first two completed cars are CP 254714 and A&WP 37646.

 

CP 254714 is an Intermountain Postwar AAR boxcar kit, which includes the correct ladders for Canadian cars.  I lowered the bolsters to bring the car down to the correct height (as I now do on all Intermountain boxcar kits).  The car was upgraded with Kadee #158 scale couplers, 2001 roof walk, and 441 brake pads; IM 0.088 wheelsets, and A-Line Type A sill steps.  In addition, the side sills were modified to match the prototype and coupler lift bars were made from 0.012 wire.  The car was weathered with Pan Pastel Red Iron Oxide Extra Dark, Raw Umber, and Neutral Grey Extra Dark and Polly Scale Rust.  Sunshine chalk marks and Champ Decals reweigh dates and station symbols were used along with Microscale TF-13 Trim Film.

 

A&WP 37646 is a Branchline Postwar AAR boxcar kit.  I added Kato ASF A-3 trucks with ReBoxx WS20950 0.088 wheelsets, DA Miner Hand Brake and Housing, an Improved Youngstown 5/5/4 door from my scrap box, Kadee 158 couplers and 2002 Apex roof walk;  Tangent TSM203 coupler lift bars, and HiTech Details 6040 air hoses and brackets.  The car was weathered with Pan Pastel Permanent Extra Dark Red, Raw Umber, and Black and Polly Scale Rust.  Sunshine chalk marks, reweigh and repack data, and reweigh data decals were used, along with Microscale TF-24 Trim Film.

 

Sincerely,

Rich Remiarz

Vadnais Heights, MN

 

 

 

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Re: B&O 262529

Richard Remiarz
 

Mel,

 

Thanks for the comment on the scenery.  The photo is a 4’ module I built to use for live demonstrations in scenery clinics.  It was initially built for the Twin Cities Modelers Retreat earlier in 2020, the last event before COVID hit.  Only the 2’ on the left end have been sceniked so far, with the remainder to be done at future clinics.  

 

I used the module to display freight cars during the Modelers Retreat, and have been using it as a place to take photos of the freight cars I have been building.   With that, back to freight cars.

 

Rich Remiarz

 

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From: mel perry
Sent: Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] B&O 262529

 

nice blending of the scenery

mel perry

 

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020, 4:42 PM Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:

After sitting on my workbench for a couple of months painted and decaled while I worked on structures and scenery, I finally weathered and added the final details on B&O 262529, an O-59A gondola build from a Sunshine Models kit.  I added Kadee 158 couplers, TMW 209 trucks, Detail Associates chain, coupler lift bars, and hex NBW; HiTech Details 6038 air hoses, and Sunshine chalk mark details.  The car was painted with Scalecoat S1 Loco Black paint and weathered with Pan Pastel Paynes Grey Extra Dark, AIM Dark Rust and Light Rust weathering powder, and Polly Scale Rust paint.

 

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz

Vadnais Heights, MN

 

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Re: B&O 262529

Richard Remiarz
 

Matt, 

The Duryea underframe is part of the Sunshine Models kit.

Rich Remiarz


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Sent: Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:46 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] B&O 262529
 
Rich,

Gorgeous car!

Did the Cushion underframe coupler pockets come with it or did you add them? If you added them.... what did you use?

Great work

Matthew Hurst
PRRT&HS #6799
PRRT&HS modeling committee   


On Nov 8, 2020, at 7:42 PM, Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:


After sitting on my workbench for a couple of months painted and decaled while I worked on structures and scenery, I finally weathered and added the final details on B&O 262529, an O-59A gondola build from a Sunshine Models kit.  I added Kadee 158 couplers, TMW 209 trucks, Detail Associates chain, coupler lift bars, and hex NBW; HiTech Details 6038 air hoses, and Sunshine chalk mark details.  The car was painted with Scalecoat S1 Loco Black paint and weathered with Pan Pastel Paynes Grey Extra Dark, AIM Dark Rust and Light Rust weathering powder, and Polly Scale Rust paint.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN

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Re: B&O 262529

mel perry
 

nice blending of the scenery
mel perry


On Sun, Nov 8, 2020, 4:42 PM Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:
After sitting on my workbench for a couple of months painted and decaled while I worked on structures and scenery, I finally weathered and added the final details on B&O 262529, an O-59A gondola build from a Sunshine Models kit.  I added Kadee 158 couplers, TMW 209 trucks, Detail Associates chain, coupler lift bars, and hex NBW; HiTech Details 6038 air hoses, and Sunshine chalk mark details.  The car was painted with Scalecoat S1 Loco Black paint and weathered with Pan Pastel Paynes Grey Extra Dark, AIM Dark Rust and Light Rust weathering powder, and Polly Scale Rust paint.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN

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Re: B&O 262529

Matthew Hurst
 

Rich,

Gorgeous car!

Did the Cushion underframe coupler pockets come with it or did you add them? If you added them.... what did you use?

Great work

Matthew Hurst
PRRT&HS #6799
PRRT&HS modeling committee   


On Nov 8, 2020, at 7:42 PM, Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:


After sitting on my workbench for a couple of months painted and decaled while I worked on structures and scenery, I finally weathered and added the final details on B&O 262529, an O-59A gondola build from a Sunshine Models kit.  I added Kadee 158 couplers, TMW 209 trucks, Detail Associates chain, coupler lift bars, and hex NBW; HiTech Details 6038 air hoses, and Sunshine chalk mark details.  The car was painted with Scalecoat S1 Loco Black paint and weathered with Pan Pastel Paynes Grey Extra Dark, AIM Dark Rust and Light Rust weathering powder, and Polly Scale Rust paint.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN

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B&O 262529

Richard Remiarz
 

After sitting on my workbench for a couple of months painted and decaled while I worked on structures and scenery, I finally weathered and added the final details on B&O 262529, an O-59A gondola build from a Sunshine Models kit.  I added Kadee 158 couplers, TMW 209 trucks, Detail Associates chain, coupler lift bars, and hex NBW; HiTech Details 6038 air hoses, and Sunshine chalk mark details.  The car was painted with Scalecoat S1 Loco Black paint and weathered with Pan Pastel Paynes Grey Extra Dark, AIM Dark Rust and Light Rust weathering powder, and Polly Scale Rust paint.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN


Re: Scalpels

Nelson Moyer
 

Not so sure about the infection part.

 

Nelson P. Moyer, Ph.D., D(ABBM)

Medical, Public Health, and Environmental Microbiologist

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Sykes III via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2020 4:42 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Scalpels

 

Been using them for about 40 years now.  Sharper than Xactos, with multiple sizes and multiple blade designs.  I buy them by the 100s.  Plus, if you get sterile blades, you are less likely to get an infection if you accidentally cut yourself.  I have Xacto knives but rarely use them.

-- John


Re: Scalpels

John Sykes III
 

Been using them for about 40 years now.  Sharper than Xactos, with multiple sizes and multiple blade designs.  I buy them by the 100s.  Plus, if you get sterile blades, you are less likely to get an infection if you accidentally cut yourself.  I have Xacto knives but rarely use them.

-- John


Re: Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks, Ben.  I have no idea where my CV kit is, and didn’t think to look at the website.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Benjamin Hom
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2020 2:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

"Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)
A photo from the Virginia Tech University Libraries:


Schuyler Larrabee asked:

"Is this close to the NP car . . .???  Radial roof and all that."

 

They're both stock cars with radial steel roofs.  Other than that, not at all.  Do the side by side yourself:

 

 

Ben Hom


Re: Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

Benjamin Hom
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:
"Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)
A photo from the Virginia Tech University Libraries:

Schuyler Larrabee asked:
"Is this close to the NP car . . .???  Radial roof and all that."

They're both stock cars with radial steel roofs.  Other than that, not at all.  Do the side by side yourself:


Ben Hom


Re: Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

James Brewer
 

Not the NP car; these cars were built from N&W Class BL https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=19339 and Class BLa https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=20702 boxcars.  These boxcars were "clones" of the USRA single sheathed cars, N&W Class BK https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=19337

The Cleveland Climas Flexible Radial Roof was used on the BL, BLa and "modernized" BK boxcars.  

Jim Brewer

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 1:14 PM Patrick Wade <patwadesb@...> wrote:
There is a very small date at the bottom right. Under magnification it appears to be 1935.

Pat Wade 
Santa Barbara, CA

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 10:10 AM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Is this close to the NP car . . .???  Radial roof and all that.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2020 2:40 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

 

Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

A photo from the Virginia Tech University Libraries:

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/imagebase/norfolksouthern/full/NS2777.jpeg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

Patrick Wade
 

There is a very small date at the bottom right. Under magnification it appears to be 1935.

Pat Wade 
Santa Barbara, CA

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 10:10 AM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Is this close to the NP car . . .???  Radial roof and all that.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2020 2:40 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

 

Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

A photo from the Virginia Tech University Libraries:

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/imagebase/norfolksouthern/full/NS2777.jpeg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Is this close to the NP car . . .???  Radial roof and all that.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2020 2:40 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

 

Photo: N&W Livestock Car 29000 (Undated)

A photo from the Virginia Tech University Libraries:

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/imagebase/norfolksouthern/full/NS2777.jpeg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Scalpels

Lester Breuer
 

 

If you have an interest in new tools or a new use for an old tool, my new blog post on scalpels and other handles as  Xacto with scalpel blades is available for your read.  Photos and writeup of scalpels are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

 

Lester Breuer

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