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Re: Trainlife downloads was Car ID just for fun

John Monrad
 

If you know which issue of RMJ, MRding, or ProtoModeler you want to download, type in

http://magazine.trainlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/abc_yyyymm.pdf

where abc =
  rmj = Railmodel Journal
  mrr = Model Railroading
  prt = Prototype Modeler

and yyyymm is the month and year of the desired issue  For example,

http://magazine.trainlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/rmj_199007.pdf

will download the August 1990 issue of Railmodel Journal.

John Monrad


Re: Car ID just for fun

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Nor me.

 

Schuyler

 

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Car ID just for fun

 

It certainly is not working for me

fenton

 

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Garth, it's the actual magazine pages that fail with an error code. Maybe it works for some people.
The world wide web is becoming increasingly fractured.

http://magazine.trainlife.com/ptm_1986_8/


On 11/28/2020 6:51 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:

Ed,

 

I just got in with no problem using this URL: https://www.trainlife.com/pages/the-magazine-library .

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 6:24 PM Ed Shoben <ejshoben@...> wrote:

I too found trainlife’s magazine section down. -Ed

 


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Re: Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo

Marty McGuirk
 

Thanks to all for the photos.
Good point about the running board brackets.
Of course I was focused on the somewhat unusual lateral support brackets. I think I might have to go with shim brass strips to get them to look right and have some structural strength.
Marty 


On Dec 1, 2020, at 9:48 AM, radiodial868 <radiodial57@...> wrote:

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 07:00 PM, John Sanders wrote:

Here is a photo of one of the cars renumbered with a stores department stencil. The Frisco Lines coon skin emblem in this 1947 photo matches the 1940 lettering in the previous photograph. 

John Sanders

That is an excellent photo John. It highlights the 3-piece running board supports found on so many boxcars. Here in 2020 we are still using big square blobs on our models for supports. I wish I had the metal-etch chops that Pierre Oliver has.
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Re: CMO boxcar 37640 with Duryea underframe

Gary Roe
 

Nice job, Lester.  Nice sentiment too.
Bill is still doing what he always wanted to....inspire us to keep building.
gary roe
quincy, illinois

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 07:30:22 AM CST, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:


I have completed the build of a National Scale Car mini-kit for Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha (CMO) steel boxcar 37640 with resin ends and unique Duryea underframe you install on a plastic car body you supply.  The build of CMO boxcar 37640 became an immediate project after receiving an email from my late friend Bill Welch who passed November 15, 2020.  If you are interested in the build of CMO steel box car 37640 including changes and addition of parts not in the kit.  Photos and writeup of the build process including paint, lettering and weathering 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


Re: Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo

radiodial868
 

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 07:00 PM, John Sanders wrote:

Here is a photo of one of the cars renumbered with a stores department stencil. The Frisco Lines coon skin emblem in this 1947 photo matches the 1940 lettering in the previous photograph. 

John Sanders

That is an excellent photo John. It highlights the 3-piece running board supports found on so many boxcars. Here in 2020 we are still using big square blobs on our models for supports. I wish I had the metal-etch chops that Pierre Oliver has.
-------------------
RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Re: CMO boxcar 37640 with Duryea underframe

Bill McClure
 

Lester,

Thanks for another of your inspiring builds, but also for your inspiring words. Like you, I have cars (and engines) built by deceased friends that keep them close to my heart.

Bill


CMO boxcar 37640 with Duryea underframe

Lester Breuer
 

I have completed the build of a National Scale Car mini-kit for Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha (CMO) steel boxcar 37640 with resin ends and unique Duryea underframe you install on a plastic car body you supply.  The build of CMO boxcar 37640 became an immediate project after receiving an email from my late friend Bill Welch who passed November 15, 2020.  If you are interested in the build of CMO steel box car 37640 including changes and addition of parts not in the kit.  Photos and writeup of the build process including paint, lettering and weathering 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


Re: Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo

Benjamin Scanlon
 

This is all I have but you may have seen them already. 
--
Ben Scanlon
Tottenham, England


Re: Car ID just for fun

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Rob,

I didn't try to download. Instead I took screen shots using Mac's "Grab" tool in the "selection" mode. Using the tools on Trainlife's site, I first rotated the images 90 degrees to get a complete selection of the whole page. Grab only takes shots at 72 dpi, which is pretty grainy. I was only doing RMJ articles, which themselves are already grainy, but the results are better than nothing and I only did three or four missing articles.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 6:49 PM robertb@... <robertb@...> wrote:

Is it possible to download the magazines from the Trainlife site? I've not been successful in trying to do so.

Robert Bogie

On 1/12/2020 10:21 am, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
Tim,

I see what you mean. I wonder if you have to be signed up as a member to have it work. I'm not, and I don't like signing in to sites for security reasons. In any case, I used the site extensively last month to fill in some multi-volume articles where I had not saved one of the numbers which I was scanning from paper. Glad I acted when I did.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Garth, it's the actual magazine pages that fail with an error code. Maybe it works for some people.
The world wide web is becoming increasingly fractured.

http://magazine.trainlife.com/ptm_1986_8/


On 11/28/2020 6:51 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
Ed,

I just got in with no problem using this URL: https://www.trainlife.com/pages/the-magazine-library .

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 6:24 PM Ed Shoben <ejshoben@...> wrote:
I too found trainlife’s magazine section down. -Ed




--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Pacific Fruit Express Data Boxes

Dick Harley
 

Those Repack stencil rectangles are also discussed in the SPH&TS book on painting & lettering SP and PFE freight cars (page 127).  The drawing for the stencil was issued in March 1938.  I have never noticed a stencil with data in both rectangles.  A different stencil was used for Relube of roller bearings, but that's beyond the era of this list, as are Consolidated Stencils.

The book is available, and on sale at the moment, from:
https://sphts.myshopify.com/collections/books/products/southern-pacific-freight-car-painting-and-lettering-guide
Get it before they are gone.


Cheers,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach,  CA


EJ&E twin hoppers

Richard Townsend
 

This photo, taken in Longmont, Colorado, has an EJ&E twin hopper in the background, adding more to the mentions of roaming hoppers:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Great-Western-Sugar-Co-Steam-Engine-0-4-0-T-Negative-Longmont-CO-1968/153919429158?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
Can anyone provide some information on these hoppers? Who built them and when? Is there a model in HO that would at least approximate them? Is there a source of appropriate decals, assuming a suitable model could be found?


Re: Car ID just for fun

Douglas Harding
 

Not directly. A work around, I have been printing to pdf, either select pages, or the entire volume.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

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To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Car ID just for fun

 

Is it possible to download the magazines from the Trainlife site? I've not been successful in trying to do so.

Robert Bogie

On 1/12/2020 10:21 am, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:

Tim,

 

I see what you mean. I wonder if you have to be signed up as a member to have it work. I'm not, and I don't like signing in to sites for security reasons. In any case, I used the site extensively last month to fill in some multi-volume articles where I had not saved one of the numbers which I was scanning from paper. Glad I acted when I did.

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Garth, it's the actual magazine pages that fail with an error code. Maybe it works for some people.
The world wide web is becoming increasingly fractured.

http://magazine.trainlife.com/ptm_1986_8/


On 11/28/2020 6:51 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:

Ed,

 

I just got in with no problem using this URL: https://www.trainlife.com/pages/the-magazine-library .

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 6:24 PM Ed Shoben <ejshoben@...> wrote:

I too found trainlife’s magazine section down. -Ed

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Silent Film With Santa Fe Livestock Cars & Scenes

Thomas Evans
 

Caswell stock cars, I believe

https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/index.php?cPath=130_436

And a thoroughly entertaining film as always with Buster Keaton.

Thanks - Tom


Re: Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo

John Sanders
 

Here is a photo of one of the cars renumbered with a stores department stencil. The Frisco Lines coon skin emblem in this 1947 photo matches the 1940 lettering in the previous photograph. 

John Sanders


Re: Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo

Ray Breyer
 

I've attached what I've got, Marty. I "think" this is a shot from 1940 St. Louis. It's as close as I can come (these cars are pretty elusive).

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


On Monday, November 30, 2020, 05:11:22 PM CST, Marty McGuirk <mjmcguirk@...> wrote:


Anyone have a prototype photo (or reference to one) of these cars as they would have looked in the 1930s?
The Westerfield kit (their no. 11251) has a couple of builders photos, but would like to see a prototype picture before I move forward with this car.
Thanks!
Marty McGuirk





Re: Car ID just for fun

robertb@smartchat.net.au
 

Is it possible to download the magazines from the Trainlife site? I've not been successful in trying to do so.

Robert Bogie

On 1/12/2020 10:21 am, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
Tim,

I see what you mean. I wonder if you have to be signed up as a member to have it work. I'm not, and I don't like signing in to sites for security reasons. In any case, I used the site extensively last month to fill in some multi-volume articles where I had not saved one of the numbers which I was scanning from paper. Glad I acted when I did.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Garth, it's the actual magazine pages that fail with an error code. Maybe it works for some people.
The world wide web is becoming increasingly fractured.

http://magazine.trainlife.com/ptm_1986_8/


On 11/28/2020 6:51 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
Ed,

I just got in with no problem using this URL: https://www.trainlife.com/pages/the-magazine-library .

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 6:24 PM Ed Shoben <ejshoben@...> wrote:
I too found trainlife’s magazine section down. -Ed




--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Car ID just for fun

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Tim,

I see what you mean. I wonder if you have to be signed up as a member to have it work. I'm not, and I don't like signing in to sites for security reasons. In any case, I used the site extensively last month to fill in some multi-volume articles where I had not saved one of the numbers which I was scanning from paper. Glad I acted when I did.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Mon, Nov 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Garth, it's the actual magazine pages that fail with an error code. Maybe it works for some people.
The world wide web is becoming increasingly fractured.

http://magazine.trainlife.com/ptm_1986_8/


On 11/28/2020 6:51 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
Ed,

I just got in with no problem using this URL: https://www.trainlife.com/pages/the-magazine-library .

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 6:24 PM Ed Shoben <ejshoben@...> wrote:
I too found trainlife’s magazine section down. -Ed




--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Frisco “Sawtooth” boxcar photo

Marty McGuirk
 

Anyone have a prototype photo (or reference to one) of these cars as they would have looked in the 1930s?
The Westerfield kit (their no. 11251) has a couple of builders photos, but would like to see a prototype picture before I move forward with this car.
Thanks!
Marty McGuirk
Sent from my iPhone


Silent Film With Santa Fe Livestock Cars & Scenes

Bob Chaparro
 

Silent Film With Santa Fe Livestock Cars & Scenes

Courtesy of Steve Rippeteau, here is a link to the 1925 Buster Keaton film, Go West!

https://youtu.be/AIEMzrd4LTQ

The scenes of interest are at 43-50 minutes into the film and at 1:05. There is quite a bit of time spent on the roofs of the cars so the roof details are well documented.

Movie Storyline:

With little luck at keeping a job in the city a New Yorker tries work in the country and eventually finds his way leading a herd of cattle to the West Coast.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: A list of square corner '37 AAR box cars

Tim
 

I just finished up some IC boxcars with the square corner. 
I also did a Centralia built Pullman Kit car. 



Tim Alund 

On Nov 30, 2020, at 11:35 AM, Jeffrey White <jrwhite@...> wrote:



That will be great! A correct IC steel boxcar!

Jeff White

Alma, IL

On 11/30/2020 8:58 AM, Frank Hodina wrote:
Working on finishing up a new one-peice body kit for the IC square corner post cars.

Frank Hodina
Resin Car Works

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