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Re: eBay Follies

Bruce Smith
 

Brian,

Exactly! How the heck could the crates be placed that way? you couldn't get the 2nd one in if the 1st one was halfway across the door! Of course, my lovely wife did come up with a possible explanation - the crates could have been built in place.  All well and good, but then how the heck do you get them out?????

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...>
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Crates too large to be placed that way? Assuming they fit thru the door, one should be opposite the opening.

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

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Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:45 AM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] eBay Follies

 


Re: eBay Follies

Tony Thompson
 

Doug Harding wrote:

. . . I didn’t make much, but they were gone.

Exactly.

Tony Thompson




Re: eBay Follies

Douglas Harding
 

I sold a bunch at the last NMRA meet in our area in the silent auction, with compatible couplers and metal wheels. I priced them at $1 apiece thinking someone new in the hobby or a kit could get a start. One of the used equipment dealers came through put the min bid down and got most of them as no one else bid. I didn’t make much, but they were gone.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:37 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] eBay Follies

 

Ben

You are familiar with the game of roulette? Well, sale prices on Ebay for us amateurs follow that pattern.
Mostly, you lose a little... and then every once in a while you hit it BIG.

:-D


On 3/6/2021 1:25 PM, Benjamin Hom wrote:

Tony Thompson wrote:

"So Ben, cruising the Internet for more good ol' Athearn Blue Box cars?"

 

Actually, trying to get rid of a bunch and doing pricing research as quick sales at local shows are off the table at the moment.  Plus I have way more than what I'll ever need as kitbash fodder.

 

Ben Hom

 


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Need about 15 HO brake reservoirs for project

Chuck Cover
 

Hey RJ,

 

I mailed out a few K brake units that were in my parts bin.  Thanks again.

 

Chuck

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of radiodial868
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:35 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Need about 15 HO brake reservoirs for project

 

Found 7 from recent builds. Additional ones from years past are still packed away in the basement.
Will put in the mail tomorrow. 
If you ever end up with extra KC brakes, let me know as I can always use those.
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Re: eBay Follies

Tim O'Connor
 

Ben

You are familiar with the game of roulette? Well, sale prices on Ebay for us amateurs follow that pattern.
Mostly, you lose a little... and then every once in a while you hit it BIG.

:-D


On 3/6/2021 1:25 PM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Tony Thompson wrote:
"So Ben, cruising the Internet for more good ol' Athearn Blue Box cars?"

Actually, trying to get rid of a bunch and doing pricing research as quick sales at local shows are off the table at the moment.  Plus I have way more than what I'll ever need as kitbash fodder.

Ben Hom


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Jon Miller obituary

Tom Madden
 

Jon's daughter, Stephanie, has sent this link to Jon's obituary:
https://hayward.chapelofthechimes.com/obituaries/Jon-Miller-7/#!/Obituary

It's fairly simple and focuses on Jon's railroad interests. For those who didn't know Jon (who stuck to west coast RPM events for the most part), he was a skilled craftsman and did the patterns for the Westerfield Santa Fe Bx-11/12/13 boxcar kits. He may also have done the Bx-3/6 patterns as well, but I can't find my instruction sheet for that kit to verify.

Too many losses....

Tom Madden


Re: eBay Follies

 

A decade or so ago, I divested my built blue boxes for $5-$10/car. Most were stock, but with NMRA recommended weight plus Kadee couplers and wheels. The $10 cars were ones I had painted and decaled. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Mar 6, 2021, at 12:30 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:


Ben Hom wrote:

Actually, trying to get rid of a bunch and doing pricing research as quick sales at local shows are off the table at the moment.  Plus I have way more than what I'll ever need as kitbash fodder.

Ah yes, I well recall keeping a stash of all kinds of Blue Box car kits as kitbash fodder. Most ended up being given away. Even marking them at 50 cents didn't sell them at most meets. 
Even the cars I had weathered and given Kadee couplers would only sell for a few bucks. Maybe I needed to have tried something like a Greenburg show.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photo: Rio Grande Flatcar 23018 (1956)

steve_wintner
 

Look at the Rock Island boxcar - those rippled sides would be right up Pierre @ Yarmouth's alley... I don't think I've seen a prototype shot with such clear ripples, actually, not at a distance anyway.   


Re: L&N Woodrack -- 4

bigfourroad
 

Nice work Bob and good choice of interesting prototype.
Seaboard must have been snooping in the L&N shops - here are a couple cars in S scale based on pictures from a pulpwood loading guide SAL published.  They refined the design a bit by curving the rails up to form the bulkheads. Apologies for the poor pix attached - display cases work fine for display not pix. 
Chris Rooney


Re: Photo: N&W Boxcar 47500 (Class B-7)

James Brewer
 

The N&W Class B-7 and B-7A were rebuilt from Class BS boxcars.  The B-7 was a 10' 0" IH with Chicago Cleveland Radial Roof, while the B-7A was a 10' 6" IH with Murphy panel roof. A lot of the cars in both classes eventually found their way to MofW service.

B-7

B-7A

IMHO these rebuilt boxcars would make an excellent "mini-kit" or kit in resin.  The ends are particularly neat.

Jim Brewer

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 1:56 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: N&W Boxcar 47500 (Class B-7)

A photo from the Virginia Tech Universities Library:

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns2895

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Part of series 47500-47999. Fifty ton car. Cars were forty-two feet long

Built 1929. Rebuilt later?

Also see earlier post:

https://realstmfc.groups.io/g/main/message/130326?p=,,,20,0,0,0::Created,,47500,20,2,0,17256754

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Southern Rwy double door 40' double sheathed box cars

O Fenton Wells
 

Yes that works thanks Eric
Fenton

On Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 1:29 PM Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:
Do these work?



Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Mar 6, 2021, at 11:25 AM, anthony wagner <anycw1@...> wrote:

Folks I've hit a wall. Does anyone want to share photos of Southern's 40' double door double sheathed box cars. In 1949 my ORER shows there were 4647 of them in four number series but I can't find a photo of one anywhere on line or in my files. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tony Wagner



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: Southern Rwy double door 40' double sheathed box cars

Benjamin Hom
 

Tony Wagner asked:
"Folks I've hit a wall. Does anyone want to share photos of Southern's 40' double door double sheathed box cars. In 1949 my ORER shows there were 4647 of them in four number series but I can't find a photo of one anywhere on line or in my files."

Here's a start:

Additionally, IIRC Essential Freight Cars No. 21 (ARA Double-Sheathed Box and Auto Cars) in the April 2005 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman covered these cars.


Ben Hom






Re: eBay Follies

Tony Thompson
 

Ben Hom wrote:

Actually, trying to get rid of a bunch and doing pricing research as quick sales at local shows are off the table at the moment.  Plus I have way more than what I'll ever need as kitbash fodder.

Ah yes, I well recall keeping a stash of all kinds of Blue Box car kits as kitbash fodder. Most ended up being given away. Even marking them at 50 cents didn't sell them at most meets. 
Even the cars I had weathered and given Kadee couplers would only sell for a few bucks. Maybe I needed to have tried something like a Greenburg show.

Tony Thompson




Re: Southern Rwy double door 40' double sheathed box cars

Eric Hansmann
 

On Mar 6, 2021, at 11:25 AM, anthony wagner <anycw1@...> wrote:

Folks I've hit a wall. Does anyone want to share photos of Southern's 40' double door double sheathed box cars. In 1949 my ORER shows there were 4647 of them in four number series but I can't find a photo of one anywhere on line or in my files. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tony Wagner


Re: eBay Follies

Benjamin Hom
 

Tony Thompson wrote:
"So Ben, cruising the Internet for more good ol' Athearn Blue Box cars?"

Actually, trying to get rid of a bunch and doing pricing research as quick sales at local shows are off the table at the moment.  Plus I have way more than what I'll ever need as kitbash fodder.


Ben Hom



Re: eBay Follies

Tony Thompson
 

So Ben, cruising the Internet for more good ol' Athearn Blue Box cars?

Tony Thompson




Re: Southern Rwy double door 40' double sheathed box cars

O Fenton Wells
 

Bob's Photos 606-845-3323 and Arnold Menke waspman@...


On Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 12:25 PM anthony wagner <anycw1@...> wrote:
Folks I've hit a wall. Does anyone want to share photos of Southern's 40' double door double sheathed box cars. In 1949 my ORER shows there were 4647 of them in four number series but I can't find a photo of one anywhere on line or in my files. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tony Wagner



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


Virtual Modelers Meet

Clark Propst
 

March 12th and 13th. Sign up at link
 
 
You need to sign up for each day separately
Clark


Re: Jim Hayes has passed away

Tony Thompson
 

Sorry to hear about Jim. Some years ago, when his tremor got bad, he gave me 3 Sunshine PFE cars, partly or fully built, in “exchange” (his word) for my sending him some minor PFE info. Very generous and typical of Jim. His excellent Sunshine data collection will live on.
Tony Thompson 


On Mar 5, 2021, at 4:50 PM, Rich C via groups.io <rhcdmc@...> wrote:



Dear Group,

   I want to pass this sad news on to everybody. Jim’s sister-in-law called today to tell me that Jim passed away in his sleep this morning.  He went out the way he wanted to: peacefully at home, surrounded  by friends and family.

 Jim had been absent from the Model Railroading scene for the last couple of months due to surgery. While recovering at home, he developed complications that weakened his immune system. Sadly he was not able to recover this time.

   Many of you know of his extensive modeling of the Northern Pacific and the railroads that interchanged with the NP. He was an avid collector and expert builder of his favorite road along with many pieces of foreign rolling stock that traveled on the NP. Jim was the long time proprietor of the Sunshine Models archive site that featured databases, spreadsheets and kit information on about everything Martin Lofton produced. He also supplied many of us with much needed PDS’s and additional information on his kits. He was always there for us. Jim was also a resonator and developed replacement parts for many kits, mostly NP prototypes.

   I had the pleasure of knowing Jim for over ten years. We did a lot of horse-trading with one another. After a period of time we exchanged phone numbers and chatted several times per week during the last few years.  He was a great help providing his expertise to answer any questions I had. I also helped him out with any questions he had.

  Jim and I finally met each other face to face at the Naperville (Chicagoland) RPM three years ago. Jim and his sister in law Eva made the trip by train. Although he said it wasn’t the best trip he ever made, giving the delays and lack of comfort creatures of Amtrak, I too would have done the same thing if had to in order to visit the RPM show.

  During the show I was Jim’s chauffer. He was wheelchair bound as he had trouble with his legs. I guided him around all the tables of the craftsman quality models that were on display. It was the best RPM I ever attended!  I am going to miss my buddy. I’m going to miss all those chit chat calls we made.

  Jim, you are going to take one more train ride to the greatest railroad place in heaven. I am going to try and finish all those partially built kits that you sent me; I just hope I can provide the finishing touch to what you envisioned.


God Speed Jim Until We Meet Again,

Your Dear Friend,

Rich Christie

 


Southern Rwy double door 40' double sheathed box cars

anthony wagner
 

Folks I've hit a wall. Does anyone want to share photos of Southern's 40' double door double sheathed box cars. In 1949 my ORER shows there were 4647 of them in four number series but I can't find a photo of one anywhere on line or in my files. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tony Wagner

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