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Re: Virtual Modelers Meet

Douglas Harding
 

Yes anyone can register, for one day or both days. There is no charge. You can make a donation to help offset the costs.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Philip Dove
Sent: Sunday, March 7, 2021 4:02 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Virtual Modelers Meet

 

Is this event open to none NMRA members?

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com

 

On Sat, 6 Mar 2021 at 18:01, Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com> wrote:

March 12th and 13th. Sign up at link

 

 
You need to sign up for each day separately
Clark


Re: E&B Valley

Tom Madden
 

On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 03:39 PM, Stan Madyda wrote:
Yes, Robins Rails was named after his daughter. The E in E&B was for his wife Ellen.  They were located closer to White Plains than Poughkeepsie.  Bill did paint and letter Athearn cars for Bev Bel for a while.  He passed away maybe five years ago.
 
August 2013. Time passes faster than we'd like.....

Tom Madden
 


Re: E&B Valley

Stan Madyda
 

Yes, Robins Rails was named after his daughter. The E in E&B was for his wife Ellen.  They were located closer to White Plains than Poughkeepsie.  Bill did paint and letter Athearn cars for Bev Bel for a while.  He passed away maybe five years ago.
Stan Madyda


One last listing

Clark Propst
 

Good ol' GATX 1638. She's had a good run, now it's time for her to move on!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/114717860829?ul_noapp=true

Clark


Re: Virtual Modelers Meet

Philip Dove
 

Is this event open to none NMRA members?

Virus-free. www.avast.com


On Sat, 6 Mar 2021 at 18:01, Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com> wrote:
March 12th and 13th. Sign up at link
 
 
You need to sign up for each day separately
Clark


Re: BOILER LOADS

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob,
 
Nice photo! This is an international shipment, these CNO&TP flat cars will end up going to Mexico!
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2021 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] BOILER LOADS

Not Kewanee but here is a boiler load with plenty of signs.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: BOILER LOADS

Bob Chaparro
 

Not Kewanee but here is a boiler load with plenty of signs.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: BOILER LOADS

Matt Smith
 

Yes many did ship with signage or lettering. Here is a great gallery from the Kewanee Historical Society with several boiler loads on rail cars.

https://kewanee-history.com/photo-galleries/gallery-4/
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Matt Smith
Bloomington, IL


Re: Jaeger Products #2900 HO aluminum pipe gondola load instruction sheet

Richard Townsend
 

Here you go.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Re: E&B Valley

Bob Chaparro
 

Bev-Bel Corp., formerly of Cresskill, New Jersey, was founded in 1956 by Irvin and Beverly Belkin. Bev-Bel produced limited runs of road names and schemes not generally produced by the major model railroad manufacturers, along with special-appeal rolling stock, including the Holdiay [sp?], Americana and Mexicana Models series.

I read that Irv Belkin and Irv Athearn were great friends, even went on cruises together with their wives. Athearn was the source of Bev-Bel’s undecorated HO scale freight cars

Craig Walker, formerly of Athearn’s product development unit and now working for Rapido, told me:

“Irv Athearn's nephew (Irv never had any children of his own) had in interest in trains, and was married to a woman from México. As a result of many trips there, he gathered material to produce his Mexicana Models line in a shop in Garden Grove, CA. The nephew also did some overflow pad printing for Athearn, and also did most, if not all, of Bev-Bel's printing and some painting.

As I recall, Bev-Bel eventually bought Mexicana Models from the nephew, or got an exclusive on them. But at the beginning, we at the Little Depot were able to get them from a distributor in Oceanside, which was our main Athearn supplier.

For Bev-Bel, I had to order them from Bev-Bel in New Jersey, and for years the Little Depot was the only shop in Southern California that carried the Bev-Bel line, and we did very well with them because they produced models that Irv wasn't interesting it doing - particularly on the Railbox car, which Irv only offered in RBOX and skipped all the colorful Per Diem schemes for shortlines, leaving those to be produced by his friend, Irv Belkin, at Bev-Bel.”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: BOILER LOADS

Matt Smith
 

Here is new Kewanee Boiler with attached signage for Washington School in Bloomington, IL 1940 Pantagraph Collection of IDA.

http://idaillinois.org/digital/collection/p16614coll62/id/22841/rec/1

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Matt Smith
Bloomington, IL


Re: Help Identifying Unusual Boxcar (MoPac coke service?)

Chris Barkan
 

I agree that the cars in the SP train appear to have the general appearance and MP stenciling that in almost every way resembles the cars in the photos that Charlie Duckworth posted with one notable exception; the car in the SP train lacks the diagonal bracing.  It is evident that the MP rebuilt several types of cars so there may have been some other variants that one of the MP experts here can speak to.  As to the load, could it have been lumber?  Stock cars were also used for lumber service and as Tim O'Connor pointed out as long as a car was suitable, it might be pressed into service for a commodity that it was not principally intended for.
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Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL


Re: Help Identifying Unusual Boxcar (MoPac coke service?)

Jerry Michels
 

Ah, nothing like getting MPHS minds together!  Jerry Michels


Re: E&B Valley

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Bill Glass was behind E&B Valley and Robin’s Rails (named for his daughter, IIRC).  They were located in the Lower Hudson Valley, in the general vicinity of Poughkeepsie.

 

Bev-Bel was not (AFAIK) involved with Bill Glass.  Separate company in New Jersey.  Dick Waite, a local dealer, was friendly with the proprietors.

 

Front Range had their own die cutter, who was somehow connected, eventually, with Intermountain, if only that he cut the dies that IM later acquired.  I spoke with him by phone once, and praised the fact that FR roofs were profiled inside and out reflecting how the panels were shaped.  He remarked that it was actually easier that way and reduced the amount of material required for the parts.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Sunday, March 07, 2021 1:45 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] E&B Valley

 


Wasn't
Bill Glass behind E&B Valley, Robins Rails, and Bev-Bel and even contracted to do some
molds for either Front Range or McKean?? My memories are starting to all mush together... :-D

What happened to the E&B Valley passenger cars including the Osgood Bradley car?

Tim O'Connor


On 3/7/2021 1:23 PM, Andy Miller wrote:

The good news is that it was taken over by Eastern Car Works.  The bad news is that they too seem to be out of business

 

Regards,

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 7, 2021 1:15 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] E&B Valley

 

I believe this company is out of business.
Did another company or companies take over their product line?
Thanks.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Jaeger Products #2900 HO aluminum pipe gondola load instruction sheet

Steven D Johnson
 

Does someone have the instruction sheet for this kit that you could scan for me?

 

Jaeger Products #2900 HO aluminum pipe gondola load instruction sheet

 

Thanks,

 

Steve Johnson

Nashville, TN


Re: E&B Valley

Tim O'Connor
 


Wasn't Bill Glass behind E&B Valley, Robins Rails, and Bev-Bel and even contracted to do some
molds for either Front Range or McKean?? My memories are starting to all mush together... :-D

What happened to the E&B Valley passenger cars including the Osgood Bradley car?

Tim O'Connor


On 3/7/2021 1:23 PM, Andy Miller wrote:

The good news is that it was taken over by Eastern Car Works.  The bad news is that they too seem to be out of business ☹

 

Regards,

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 7, 2021 1:15 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] E&B Valley

 

I believe this company is out of business.
Did another company or companies take over their product line?
Thanks.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


BOILER LOADS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


We recently had a great photo of a WP flat car with a load of BIRCHFIELD boilers posted on this list.  Multiscale Digital produces thus model and Gerald Glow has the decals.  Multiscale also offers a Kewanee boiler.  Was there any lettering on this boiler when shipped?

Thanks in advance:

Bill Pardie


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Re: E&B Valley

Andy Miller
 

The good news is that it was taken over by Eastern Car Works.  The bad news is that they too seem to be out of business

 

Regards,

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, March 7, 2021 1:15 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] E&B Valley

 

I believe this company is out of business.
Did another company or companies take over their product line?
Thanks.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


E&B Valley

Bob Chaparro
 

I believe this company is out of business.
Did another company or companies take over their product line?
Thanks.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Help Identifying Unusual Boxcar (MoPac coke service?)

Charlie Duckworth
 

It’s all detailed in Ed Hawkins response above. 
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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