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StLB&M flat car

Bruce Smith
 

Folks,

In the movie "Troop Train", StLB&M flat car 8376 is featured as part of a pre- or early WWII movement of troops with their equipment. A quick check of the 1943 ORER show that there are 50 cars in this series and that these are the only flat cars with StLB&M reporting marks. Does anyone have any additional information on this series of cars? 

I note that Mask Island has decals in HO for them so I also wonder if there is an appropriate HO model?

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


New Kit releases

Eric Hansmann
 

Who needs an update on new Resin car Works kit releases?

http://blog.resincarworks.com/2021-rcw-update/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Re: Photo: UP/OSL Livestock Car 37197 (1943)

mopacfirst
 

It looks to me that it is indeed possible to load both levels at once.  The lower level looks like there's a right-angle turn in it, to align with the door.  In fact, with this car which does not appear to have separate doors, it's probably a good idea to load both levels at once and get the door closed before the cargo can get the idea that they might want to escape.

Ron Merrick


Re: Photo: UP/OSL Livestock Car 37197 (1943)

Jim Betz
 

Bob,
  Thanks for this photo link.  To the best of my knowledge (memory?) I
don't remember ever seeing a double deck loading operation.  It would
appear that it wasn't possible to load both levels at once - at least not
at this particular location.  I love the flat lighting in this picture - gives
it a "feeling" that we often miss/don't have on our layouts.
  Since the sheep are being loaded into an OSL car - I'm guessing
that they are being "reloaded" and will be forwarded from this location
to some other (for slaughter?).  Calumet is in the Chicago area so that
makes sense (at least to me).
                                                                                                   - Jim


Photo: UP/OSL Livestock Car 37197 (1943)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: UP/OSL Livestock Car 37197 (1943

Jack Delano photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsa.8d11997/

Taken in 1943 at Calumet City, Illinois.

Class S-40-4 livestock car.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Tomorrow's zoom

Tony Thompson
 

Thanks, Dave.
Tony 


On Jan 9, 2021, at 9:12 AM, Dave Parker via groups.io <spottab@...> wrote:

Assuming that there is only one passcode being used, try:

ID: 889 1418 0490 Passcode: 097459
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Tomorrow's zoom

Dave Parker
 

Assuming that there is only one passcode being used, try:

ID: 889 1418 0490 Passcode: 097459
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Tomorrow's zoom

Tony Thompson
 

Check your junk mail. 

I got no confirmation or new zoom link. Did check junk folder.

Tony Thompson




Re: Tomorrow's zoom

Eric Hansmann
 

Check your SPAM folder. People have found their confirmations arriving there.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Adams
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:46 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tomorrow's zoom

 

Looks like it must be full....I registered but got no confirmation.
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Tomorrow's zoom

Brian Carlson
 

Check your junk mail. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jan 9, 2021, at 11:46 AM, Ken Adams <smadanek44g@...> wrote:

Looks like it must be full....I registered but got no confirmation.
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Tomorrow's zoom

Ken Adams
 

Looks like it must be full....I registered but got no confirmation.
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


the Agenda for January 9th

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks to George, Ben, Ralph, Jim, Gerry/Hunter and probably a couple others who shared the agenda for tomorrow’s Hindsight with me.

 

Schuyler


Re: is there an actual prototype for this Red Ball kit?

Schleigh Mike
 

Correction  Cars were 7200 & 7201----Mike Schleigh

On Friday, January 8, 2021, 07:05:31 PM EST, Schleigh Mike via groups.io <mike_schleigh@...> wrote:


ERIE 7000-7001, Claus---

Photo was presented in the recent Westinghouse transformer clinic at the PRR on-line meet where you presented a nice story about the Altoona Station.

Regards----Mike Schleigh in sunny Grove City, Penna.

On Friday, January 8, 2021, 05:57:19 PM EST, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...> wrote:


Hi List Members,
 
The kit at the link below is indicated as "Red Ball" and also as "Wabash Valley Lines" in the instruction sheet. Can anyone tell me, is there an actual prototype for this Red Ball kit?
 
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: is there an actual prototype for this Red Ball kit?

Schleigh Mike
 

ERIE 7000-7001, Claus---

Photo was presented in the recent Westinghouse transformer clinic at the PRR on-line meet where you presented a nice story about the Altoona Station.

Regards----Mike Schleigh in sunny Grove City, Penna.

On Friday, January 8, 2021, 05:57:19 PM EST, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...> wrote:


Hi List Members,
 
The kit at the link below is indicated as "Red Ball" and also as "Wabash Valley Lines" in the instruction sheet. Can anyone tell me, is there an actual prototype for this Red Ball kit?
 
 
Claus Schlund
 


is there an actual prototype for this Red Ball kit?

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
The kit at the link below is indicated as "Red Ball" and also as "Wabash Valley Lines" in the instruction sheet. Can anyone tell me, is there an actual prototype for this Red Ball kit?
 
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Tomorrow's zoom

gtws00
 

Attached is the agenda. 
George Toman


Tomorrow's zoom

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Does someone have the agenda for the day?

 

I don’t have the zoom info, must have missed the announcement.

 

Schuyler


Re: Canopy Glue vs. CA

Todd Sullivan
 

George,

Thanks for sharing with us this great technique.  I'm sure I will use it on various resin models.

Todd Sullivan


Re: Canopy Glue vs. CA

gtws00
 

Darrall,
I also had some ribs and running board supports break off on my Cookie Box Yarmouth Kit. Too make the repair I did the following
I used .010x.020 stryene for the ribs. I started by cutting out the the bad section and lightly sanding where the rib was for a flat surface. I made sure I left the rounded outside edge of each rib closest to the roof edge I Cut a piece of the .010x.020 styrene to fit and holding with tweezers brushed on the bottom of the new rib about 3 light coats of Tamiya Extra Thin Styrene cement to soften the plastic. This make it sticky and I next brushed on a coat of the Tamiya onto the resin roof where the new rib goes and carefully placed the still still softened rib in place. I did this for all the ribs and after they set up I then applied a bead of Extra Thin CA along the seam. After dry I lightly sanded with a 320 grit sanding stick. I know this sounds like it should not work, but it does.
I also used Moloco running board supports. I stated by just changing a few that were broke, but ended up replacing all of them. Not totally happy with my results as I should have made a drilling jig, but once the running board is in place I think it will be OK. 
Attached photo show almost ready repair. Still need a bit more sanding on ribs. Alos needed to replace part of the upper door track as well
George Toman


NYC gondola AB brake system details

Eric Hansmann
 

Jerry Hamsmith shares details on an alternate AB brake arrangement for the Resin Car Works NYC steel gondola kit. It’s the latest post on the RCW blog.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/nyc-50-foot-drop-bottom-gondola-part-3/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy

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