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is this a top chord reinforcement

David
 

Yes, it is an additional angle piece to stiffen the top of the side. Retrofitting this angle was typically done some time after the car was built, but sometimes it was an as-built feature.

David Thompson


Re: Who manufactured this car?

Clark Propst
 

Neat old model in a completely bogus paint scheme. That scheme was introduced in 1952. That type of car would be gone or on it’s way out then. I have an old Varney single sheathed box car in that same paint. As they say Flash sells  ;  ))

Clark Propst

 

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is this a top chord reinforcement

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
The link below shows a RDG gondola. Along the top chord, I see an area that has been altered - is this a top chord reinforcement, or is this damage that has not yet been repaired?
 
 
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Who manufactured this car?

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

Similar seam-caps were offered in several kit lines, and they were available as separate detail parts. Some were made of brass and some from thin sheet steel.

The general constuction is simialr to both Silver Streak and Ulrich kits of the period, but the car’s proportions don’t look like either. There were many other companies offering similar kits too. The riveted corner posts are unusual.

Dan Mitchell
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On Jan 23, 2021, at 4:40 PM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:

I built a Silver Streak kit years ago with similar seam caps on the roof. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jan 23, 2021, at 3:25 PM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:

Hi,

Looking for some help identifying the manufacturer of this model.  The model has wood sides and ends, has white metal bolsters, and has brass pieces that act as roof cross braces (not sure what to call them) and brass z-braces for vertical and diagonal side supports.  I purchased this model many years ago and it has been operating on my layout.  I would like to learn something about it.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
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Re: Who manufactured this car?

Eric Hansmann
 

I built a Silver Streak kit years ago with similar seam caps on the roof. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Jan 23, 2021, at 3:25 PM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:

Hi,

Looking for some help identifying the manufacturer of this model.  The model has wood sides and ends, has white metal bolsters, and has brass pieces that act as roof cross braces (not sure what to call them) and brass z-braces for vertical and diagonal side supports.  I purchased this model many years ago and it has been operating on my layout.  I would like to learn something about it.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
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Re: Who manufactured this car?

O Fenton Wells
 

Could that be an old Ulrich kit?


On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 4:25 PM Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:
Hi,

Looking for some help identifying the manufacturer of this model.  The model has wood sides and ends, has white metal bolsters, and has brass pieces that act as roof cross braces (not sure what to call them) and brass z-braces for vertical and diagonal side supports.  I purchased this model many years ago and it has been operating on my layout.  I would like to learn something about it.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM



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Fenton Wells
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Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Who manufactured this car?

Chuck Cover
 

Hi,

Looking for some help identifying the manufacturer of this model.  The model has wood sides and ends, has white metal bolsters, and has brass pieces that act as roof cross braces (not sure what to call them) and brass z-braces for vertical and diagonal side supports.  I purchased this model many years ago and it has been operating on my layout.  I would like to learn something about it.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Re: 100-ton Andrews trucks in HO

Tony Thompson
 

Jeff Ford wrote:

. . . others have adapted the old MDC heavy duty truck with outside hung brake beams by sawing off the roller bearings and transplanting plain bearing journal boxes.  Apparently the trickiest part is gluing the slippery deleon plastic.

Canopy glue worked for me, as I explained in a blog post.

Tony Thompson




Photo: N&W Livestock Car 27603

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: N&W Livestock Car 27603

A photo from the Virginia Tech Universities Library:

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns2776

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Possibly built in 1914.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: SP 75320 new 1924

Bob Chaparro
 

Class S-40-4.
Notice "Central Pacific" between SP and car number.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


FW: [RealSTMFC] Jim Kinkaid's Freight Car Photos Collection

David
 

Atlas Powder tank car built 9-15 (with a raised walkway) and an AC&&Y hopper car built 10-19

APCX 1058 is one of those high-walkway cars (probably) built by Pennsylvania Tank Car with the underframe later used by Standard Tank Car.

AC&Y 7042 is probably ex-Clinchfield.

David Thompson


Re: Whose hopper cars were these?

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi List Members,
 
Thanks to everyone for the great information. I had seen cars of this unique construction type in images before, but I could never make out the reporting marks.
 
See image below for one such example taken on the DL&W - in the string of hoppers third car from the left
 
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2021 6:41 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Whose hopper cars were these?

B&LE is the likely candidate, though Carnegie Steel also had cars of
this design.
Ralston builder's photo:
http://columbusrailroads.com/Ralston%20photos/ralston-142-1914-B&LE.JPG

David Thompson






100-ton Andrews trucks in HO

David
 

The PA&McKR 90-ton Andrews trucks were used under PSCX 1091, a sample battleship gondola built by Pressed Steel Car in 1921 that shows up in the '20s CBCs. This car was leased to Virginian for most of the 1920s. Pittsburgh Allegheny & McKees Rocks ended up with a number of PSC sample cars over the years.

David Thompson


Re: RDG 12343 -- not hwat I expected

Brian Termunde
 

We don't need no stinkin' doors! <G>

Brian Termunde
Midvale, UT


RDG 12343 / Reading 12870

Ray Hutchison
 

So Reading has a variety of cocao cars... 22870 has different roof hatches and different hopper doors than 12343.  12343 does appear to be repurposed drop-bottom box car, with the regular hopper doors 22870 appears to be built for dedicated service.  When I first saw the car I was wondering how they would be cleaned (maybe just steam cleaning through the hatches?)  Cocao husks are sold by our local botanical garden as mulch; would they have been used for same or different purpose pre-WWII period?


Re: WAB 7000-7299 Series - Lead on photos?

Tim O'Connor
 

On 1/23/2021 9:01 AM, Gary Roe wrote:
Dean,

Michael Gruber; Mainline Photos; P.O. Box 411; Portage, Wisconsin 53901-0411
Has a real nice straight on side shot of the 7080.

gary roe
quincy, illinois



On Saturday, January 23, 2021, 12:40:50 AM CST, Dean ONeill <doneill64@...> wrote:


Sorry for the very random request - anyone have a lead on photos of the WAB 7000-7299 Series?

Thanks!
Dean ONeill
Redmond WA


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: 100-ton Andrews trucks in HO

Jeff Ford
 

Autocomplete strikes again: Delrin

-JDF


Re: WAB 7000-7299 Series - Lead on photos?

Gary Roe
 

Dean,

Michael Gruber; Mainline Photos; P.O. Box 411; Portage, Wisconsin 53901-0411
Has a real nice straight on side shot of the 7080.

gary roe
quincy, illinois



On Saturday, January 23, 2021, 12:40:50 AM CST, Dean ONeill <doneill64@...> wrote:


Sorry for the very random request - anyone have a lead on photos of the WAB 7000-7299 Series?

Thanks!
Dean ONeill
Redmond WA


Re: WAB 7000-7299 Series - Lead on photos?

O Fenton Wells
 

I must learn to read, Menke has one, 7743, my bad
fenton

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 8:27 AM O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:
You might try Bob's photos (606-845-3323) and Arnold Menke <waspman@...>has two 8238 and 8258
Fenton

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 1:40 AM Dean ONeill <doneill64@...> wrote:
Sorry for the very random request - anyone have a lead on photos of the WAB 7000-7299 Series?

Thanks!
Dean ONeill
Redmond WA



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: WAB 7000-7299 Series - Lead on photos?

O Fenton Wells
 

You might try Bob's photos (606-845-3323) and Arnold Menke <waspman@...>has two 8238 and 8258
Fenton

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 1:40 AM Dean ONeill <doneill64@...> wrote:
Sorry for the very random request - anyone have a lead on photos of the WAB 7000-7299 Series?

Thanks!
Dean ONeill
Redmond WA



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...

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