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Wilson Reefers HO

Brian Carlson
 

Other than older sunshine kits are there any accurate Wilson refrigerator cars In HO scale? I’m finding they were delivered to Warren Pennsylvania quite often.

Brian J. Carlson


Rail Model Journal Modeling PFE Reefers

radiodial868
 

Was Richard Hendrickson ever able to do the followup article on modeling rebuilt PFE Reefers in the Rail Model Journal?  Here is the initial article on the pre-rebuilt versions with a closing teaser saying that there would be another article, but no luck in finding it so far.
 http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1997_4/
(page 46)
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Re: Photo: B&O Covered Gondola 355376

Rich C
 

Group, It is listed in the 1965 ORER.

Rich Christie

On Saturday, January 30, 2021, 12:50:21 PM CST, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



it's a photo from the 1960's or later so why do you think it would be in a 1955 roster?


On 1/30/2021 12:24 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:

Photo: B&O Covered Gondola 355376

A photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/md0748.photos.086026p/resource/

Larger versions available.

Description:

"Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Mount Clare Shops, South side of Pratt Street between Carey & Poppleton Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD."

Appears to be the scrap line.

I don't see this car listed in the 1955 Equipment Register.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Photo: B&O Covered Gondola 355376

Tim O'Connor
 


it's a photo from the 1960's or later so why do you think it would be in a 1955 roster?


On 1/30/2021 12:24 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:

Photo: B&O Covered Gondola 355376

A photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/md0748.photos.086026p/resource/

Larger versions available.

Description:

"Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Mount Clare Shops, South side of Pratt Street between Carey & Poppleton Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD."

Appears to be the scrap line.

I don't see this car listed in the 1955 Equipment Register.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Photo: N&W Livestock Car 27603

Bob Chaparro
 
Edited

Photo: N&W Livestock Car 27603

A photo from the Virginia Tech Universities Library:

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

Car possibly built in 1914.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Comments On C&BT Boxcars

Bob Chaparro
 

Comments On C&BT Boxcars

From Jim Sacco in Pittsburgh:

"I was one of the people who thought it was a good idea for Dick S. to add molded-in details to his boxcars. I know a lot of folks were upset, but it became clear to me after a while, that Dick did not have the ability to produce kits with finer details. He didn't have the patience to deal with such fine parts. That's why I thought he would stand a better chance with an Accurail style kit that actually went together well compared to a kit with poorly fitting details.

I've known Dennis Lippert forever and I know a good bit too about the history of C&BT because Dick was molding my first City Classics kits at the time. And because I designed his logo and did artwork for some of the early cars."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: B&O Covered Gondola 355376

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: B&O Covered Gondola 355376

A photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/md0748.photos.086026p/resource/

Larger versions available.

Description:

"Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Mount Clare Shops, South side of Pratt Street between Carey & Poppleton Streets, Baltimore, Independent City, MD."

Appears to be the scrap line.

I don't see this car listed in the 1955 Equipment Register.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Fw: Potomac Yard book

mel perry
 

hi ted:
do you do paypal.f&f? also how much
shipping to 94128
thanks
mel perry


On Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 4:11 PM Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

Here is a book that covers a freight yard and the freight cars it moved, in very good detail. Book #2 covers the 20th century of Potomac Yard, a very critical yard between northern and southern railroads. The book sub title is "the history of the most important direct interchange railroad hump yard on the east coast "Chapter one starts at 1900 and then each subsequent chapter seems to cover about a 10 year time span. The largest chapter is #7 covering the post war and 1950's period, is 200 pages long. The hard cover book is a healthy 804 pages, and is largely written by the railroaders working in the yard. The publisher is the RF&P Historical Society.

For all those 804 pages is a reasonable price of $69.95 plus shipping. contact me off list.

Rails Unlimited
Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


847=697-5353

----- Forwarded Message -----
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To: ted schnepf <railsunl@...>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021, 10:07:33 AM CST
Subject: Potomac Yard book





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Re: Fw: Potomac Yard book

Ted Schnepf
 

Hi Mel,

Book one covers the early history of the railroads in the area and how they came to form the RF&P in the 1800's.

Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


847=697-5353

On Friday, January 29, 2021, 09:10:26 PM CST, mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:


out of curiosity, what does book #1 cover?
thanks
mel perry



On Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 4:11 PM Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

Here is a book that covers a freight yard and the freight cars it moved, in very good detail. Book #2 covers the 20th century of Potomac Yard, a very critical yard between northern and southern railroads. The book sub title is "the history of the most important direct interchange railroad hump yard on the east coast "Chapter one starts at 1900 and then each subsequent chapter seems to cover about a 10 year time span. The largest chapter is #7 covering the post war and 1950's period, is 200 pages long. The hard cover book is a healthy 804 pages, and is largely written by the railroaders working in the yard. The publisher is the RF&P Historical Society.

For all those 804 pages is a reasonable price of $69.95 plus shipping. contact me off list.

Rails Unlimited
Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


847=697-5353

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: ted schnepf <railsunl@...>
To: ted schnepf <railsunl@...>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021, 10:07:33 AM CST
Subject: Potomac Yard book





Attachments:


Re: Fw: Potomac Yard book

mel perry
 

out of curiosity, what does book #1 cover?
thanks
mel perry



On Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 4:11 PM Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

Here is a book that covers a freight yard and the freight cars it moved, in very good detail. Book #2 covers the 20th century of Potomac Yard, a very critical yard between northern and southern railroads. The book sub title is "the history of the most important direct interchange railroad hump yard on the east coast "Chapter one starts at 1900 and then each subsequent chapter seems to cover about a 10 year time span. The largest chapter is #7 covering the post war and 1950's period, is 200 pages long. The hard cover book is a healthy 804 pages, and is largely written by the railroaders working in the yard. The publisher is the RF&P Historical Society.

For all those 804 pages is a reasonable price of $69.95 plus shipping. contact me off list.

Rails Unlimited
Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


847=697-5353

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: ted schnepf <railsunl@...>
To: ted schnepf <railsunl@...>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021, 10:07:33 AM CST
Subject: Potomac Yard book





Attachments:


Re: C&BT Shops 1944 AAR Box Car product list

Jeff Helm
 

Ken

i picked up a couple of those DA detail kits for very little at a swap meet a few years ago, probably because they were for out of production kits.  A cheap way to get their excellent AB brake set, plus uncoupling levers, grabs and wire too!
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Jeff Helm
Bremerton WA


Fw: Potomac Yard book

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello Everyone,

Here is a book that covers a freight yard and the freight cars it moved, in very good detail. Book #2 covers the 20th century of Potomac Yard, a very critical yard between northern and southern railroads. The book sub title is "the history of the most important direct interchange railroad hump yard on the east coast "Chapter one starts at 1900 and then each subsequent chapter seems to cover about a 10 year time span. The largest chapter is #7 covering the post war and 1950's period, is 200 pages long. The hard cover book is a healthy 804 pages, and is largely written by the railroaders working in the yard. The publisher is the RF&P Historical Society.

For all those 804 pages is a reasonable price of $69.95 plus shipping. contact me off list.

Rails Unlimited
Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


847=697-5353

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: ted schnepf <railsunl@...>
To: ted schnepf <railsunl@...>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021, 10:07:33 AM CST
Subject: Potomac Yard book






Re: C&BT Shops 1944 AAR Box Car product list

Ken Vandevoort
 

Ben,

About 23 years ago, I had a brick and mortar train store and I was a C&BT dealer.  I don't think I have any of their literature anymore.  The remaining seven different undec kits are on shelves above my hobby bench along with one lettered for BN.  I wish I would of had a string of the EBT hoppers left over.

Also, Detail Associates once made a detail kit for C&BT boxcars and it was their part FK501.

Ken Vandevoort


Re: [External] [RealSTMFC] Project review

naptownprr
 

X23


Hi Eric,


Are you still interested in writing up your X23 for The Keystone Modeler?  If so, I want to encourage you, because I am always looking for models like yours for our online mag.  Even though I editorialized about taking advantage of the pandemic lockdown, I have received little response.  You have apparently done just that!

Please send your modeling emails to jhunter6360@....  As you probably know, The Keystone Modeler is free for anyone who goes to PRRTHS.org and clicks on TKM.


BTW, I think we met and spoke at the last RPM near Valley Forge in PA.  I had made a flatcar load of those boilers made by Resin Freight Car Builders.


Jim


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Eric Hansmann <eric@...>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 9:30 AM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io; Resin Freight Car Builders; Proto Layouts Group; Plastic Freight Car Buiilders
Subject: [External] [RealSTMFC] Project review
 
This message was sent from a non-IU address. Please exercise caution when clicking links or opening attachments from external sources.

As I weathered a few models recently, I began reviewing modeling projects from the last year. I ended up more productive than expected. My latest blog post offers quick summaries on several plastic and resin HO scale freight cars that have crossed the workbench in 2020.

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2021/01/29/a-blurred-year/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Re: For Sale: DVD of U.S. Railway Patents, Including Steam Era Freight Cars

Mansell Peter Hambly
 

Are us Canadians foreign?

 

Mansell

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Ed Hawkins
Sent: January 29, 2021 11:33 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] For Sale: DVD of U.S. Railway Patents, Including Steam Era Freight Cars

 

STMFC members,

Per request by Patrick C. Wider, now available for purchase is a DVD containing U.S. railway patents including numerous patents applicable to steam era freight cars. Following is summary information and an attached PDF flyer for ordering the DVD. 

 

DO NOT REPLY by email to the STMFC or to me. Send replies & questions by email to Patrick C. Wider at pwider@...

 

Regards,

Ed Hawkins

 

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia has just released its first informational DVD that contains over 6,200 original U.S. Patents devoted to the railway industry circa 1920 to 1960. These patents are complete, comprising over 30,000 pages in PDF format of valuable information, descriptions, and drawings that would be of interest to historians & historical societies, railway engineers & employees, article & book authors, model railroaders, and model manufacturers. See the attached flyer for additional information and ordering instructions.

 

 


For Sale: DVD of U.S. Railway Patents, Including Steam Era Freight Cars

Ed Hawkins
 

STMFC members,
Per request by Patrick C. Wider, now available for purchase is a DVD containing U.S. railway patents including numerous patents applicable to steam era freight cars. Following is summary information and an attached PDF flyer for ordering the DVD. 

DO NOT REPLY by email to the STMFC or to me. Send replies & questions by email to Patrick C. Wider at pwider@...

Regards,
Ed Hawkins

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia has just released its first informational DVD that contains over 6,200 original U.S. Patents devoted to the railway industry circa 1920 to 1960. These patents are complete, comprising over 30,000 pages in PDF format of valuable information, descriptions, and drawings that would be of interest to historians & historical societies, railway engineers & employees, article & book authors, model railroaders, and model manufacturers. See the attached flyer for additional information and ordering instructions.


Photo: PRR Gondola 870647

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR Gondola 870647

A photo from the Nevada Northern Railway website:

https://nnry.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/workspace/handleMediaPlayer?lunaMediaId=NNRY~3~3~182~1169

Built in 1917.

Description:

Advertisement for Pittsburg Steel Brake Shoes from the C.M. Lovsted & Co. of Seattle, Washington.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: MNX Meat Reefer 1800 (National Car Company)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: MNX Meat Reefer 1800 (National Car Company)

A photo from the Pullman Library:

https://pullman-lib.smugmug.com/Railroads-L-M/i-KNv2ZQr/A

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Built 1951. Meat Rails.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: C&BT Shops 1944 AAR Box Car product list

mopacfirst
 

If anybody's interested, I have several boxcars of varying descriptions and 10 Santa Fe reefers, unbuilt.

Off-list, at mopacfirst at gmail dot com.

Ron Merrick


Re: C&BT Shops 1944 AAR Box Car product list

 

Thanks, Ken. 

I posted a reply just a moment ago about how wonky and inconsistent the numbering can be on these kits. There was no standard marking system for the boxes over the years. Your "300" kit would correlate to the "10300" series. Your "1300" has me puzzled, because it seems that it should correlate to the "11300 Series" but yours says 12-panel and the 11300's are 10-panel, according to the site. Interesting.

- Ben

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Ben Sullivan
Brookeville, MD

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