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Re: Photo: B&O and New Haven Boxcars

Chris Barkan
 

With both NH and B&O boxcars I had to like this one :-)  I improved the resolution and contrast, and cleaned up some of the dust specs etc. in the attached image.
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Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL


Re: Photo: B&O and New Haven Boxcars

Chris Barkan
 


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Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL


Re: Photo: Coast Guard Boats In Gondolas

lrkdbn
 

When I opened this it came up titled "leaving for 1937 flood zone"
Note the archbar trucks still on the PRR gon
Larry King

 

 


Re: Photo: Grand Trunk Boxcar 15233

ROGER HINMAN
 

Anyone want to guess on the reporting marks of the reefer in back of the GT car??? My poor eyesight guesses the last letter is D which could possible be SFRD

On Mar 25, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: Grand Trunk Boxcar 15233
A phot from the Digital Commonwealth website:
Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge the photo.
Undated.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: NYC railroad yard early 1900s

ROGER HINMAN
 

The title on the photo is a bit confusing; my guess is its a PRR yard shot, the postal cars do not appear to be NYC&HR and the fact that the Manhattan skyline is across the river makes it possibly a Long island RR yard (PRR sub)

Roger Hinman


Re: partial view of an SRLX reefer on the TRRA in 1939

ROGER HINMAN
 

Reporting marks are SLRX on this car; certainly doesn’t look like a Swift car

Roger Hinman

On Mar 25, 2021, at 4:19 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:

Hi List Members,
 
A partial view of an SRLX reefer on the TRRA in 1939
 
 
More info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


partial view of an SRLX reefer on the TRRA in 1939

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,
 
A partial view of an SRLX reefer on the TRRA in 1939
 
 
More info at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


Photo: NYC railroad yard early 1900s

john oseida
 


Re: Photo: Grand Trunk Boxcar 15233

Ian Cranstone
 

Neat photo. Built by Rhodes Curry of Amherst, Nova Scotia in July 1906, this car would be assigned to be CN 336401 following the Grand Trunk’s absorption into Canadian National in 1923.

Ian Cranstone

Osgoode, Ontario, Canada

lamontc@...

http://freightcars.nakina.net


Re: Photo: B&O and New Haven Boxcars

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro wrote:

Photo: B&O and New Haven Boxcars
A phot from the Digital Commonwealth website:
Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge the photo.

Too bad we don't see more of the M&O box car at the left, with its "North & South Dispatch" emblem.

Tony Thompson




Photo: Grand Trunk Boxcar 15233

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Grand Trunk Boxcar 15233

A phot from the Digital Commonwealth website:

https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:br86bb23m

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge the photo.

Undated.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: B&O and New Haven Boxcars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: B&O and New Haven Boxcars

A phot from the Digital Commonwealth website:

https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:br86bc07f

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge the photo.

Undated.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Coast Guard Boats In Gondolas

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Coast Guard Boats In Gondolas

A phot from the Digital Commonwealth website:

https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:q524m080v

Click on the photo and scroll to enlarge the photo.

Undated. First two gondolas are PRR and CNJ.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


REDEMPTION

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

 Yeah!  Now I can justify my NKP hopper on the SP.  If only I could do that for the Pennsy gondola.

Bill Pardie

BillNow if I could just do that for the ._,_WHIL


Re: Vallejo paint

Dave Parker
 

In my experience, the Model Color works just fine when appropriately thinned (and mixed).  I do use the Flow Improver, but I can't swear that it makes a big difference.  As per the late Bill Welch, you want a big needle for acrylics (0.5 mm or larger), and a modest air pressure of 20 psi or less.

The Model Air paints are ready to spray out of the bottle, but I still add a few drops of the Improver.

I like and use the Vallejo paints quite a bit, but feel that they are a tad short of the mark when it comes to replicating Pollyscale.  YMMV of course.
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Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Vallejo paint

Douglas Harding
 

Clark, Vallejo makes two versions of their acrylic paint. One called Model Color is for brush-on application. The other is called Model Air and is thinned for airbrushing. According to their website they are formulated differently.

 

I have only found Model Color in individual bottles at Hobby Lobby. I really liked how it flowed and covered using a brush, but it is way too thick for airbrushing. The last time I checked Hobby Lobby did have Model Air, but only in a package of 8 colors for airplanes, which I did not want. I believe the thinner is design for use with Model Air.

 

I suspect you got a bottle of Model Color for brush-on application.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:07 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Vallejo paint

 

I know a lot of guys like the Vallejo brand paint. I bought my first vial, tube, whatever they’re called of Vallejo paint at Hobby Lobby alone with a thingy of thinner. I attached the cup to my trusty old Paasche H and dribbled in some paint, then dribbled in some thinner and stirred, not shaken. The stuff came out onto my test piece is blobs, not well mixed. It did dry fairly smooth.

Questions: How should I’ve mixed the stuff? What do you do with the leftovers?

Luckily I didn't like the color for my project, so I don't have to mess with the stuff...till next time....

 Clark Propst


Re: Vallejo paint

Dennis Korn
 

Clark,

If you are using Vallejo Air (designed for airbrushing) then I would recommend the following:

1. Put a stainless steel nut (make sure of quality because some stainless with rust) into the bottle to help shake up the contents.
2. Put some paint into your color cup (you should really mix it in a separate shot glass, but most of us don't bother) and add some Vallejo Airbrush Flow Improver (this is a type of retarder specifically for Vallejo).
3. Then play around on a plastic sheet with air pressure until you get the right pattern.

Note: I have a separate airbrush for Acrylics and Lacquers. If you get any lacquer thinner mixed into the Vallejo (even left over around the needle) it will turn to a gel and screw up paint flow with bad results.

Take care,

Dennis Korn

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 11:07:00 AM EDT, Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com> wrote:


I know a lot of guys like the Vallejo brand paint. I bought my first vial, tube, whatever they’re called of Vallejo paint at Hobby Lobby alone with a thingy of thinner. I attached the cup to my trusty old Paasche H and dribbled in some paint, then dribbled in some thinner and stirred, not shaken. The stuff came out onto my test piece is blobs, not well mixed. It did dry fairly smooth.
Questions: How should I’ve mixed the stuff? What do you do with the leftovers?

Luckily I didn't like the color for my project, so I don't have to mess with the stuff...till next time....
 Clark Propst


Vallejo paint

Clark Propst
 

I know a lot of guys like the Vallejo brand paint. I bought my first vial, tube, whatever they’re called of Vallejo paint at Hobby Lobby alone with a thingy of thinner. I attached the cup to my trusty old Paasche H and dribbled in some paint, then dribbled in some thinner and stirred, not shaken. The stuff came out onto my test piece is blobs, not well mixed. It did dry fairly smooth.
Questions: How should I’ve mixed the stuff? What do you do with the leftovers?

Luckily I didn't like the color for my project, so I don't have to mess with the stuff...till next time....
 Clark Propst


Re: ICC valuation

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thinking about the issue of recapitulation of the rolling stock and locomotive fleets of larger railroads . . .

 

I think it safe to say that (1) virtually all the major railroads had diagram books of both freight and passenger equipment and (2) all of the rolling stock was carefully accounted for, as to numbers of cars in a particular class and so on, and that (3) a reasonably close approximation of the total value for accounting purposes could be established by using the descriptions in the diagram books and the quantity of cars in each class.

 

This does rather fly in the face of the extraordinary detail discussed by me and others WRT fixed structures and rights of way, but OTOH, given that rolling stock doesn’t stand still to be evaluated and inventoried, it seems (to me) likely that this mathematical approach to establishing the total value of a road’s rolling stock may have been acceptable to the Federal Government.

 

The same approach could be used to establish the value of a fleet of locomotives.

 

I’m thinking that this approach would apply to many Class 1 railroads.  Small lines may well have been able to actually inventory their fleets of cars and engines.

 

Schuyler


Re: Door opening size on an LV 8500 series Autombile box

Steve and Barb Hile
 

The LV diagram sheet shows the opening to be 15’0” and the doors needed to be a bit wider to cover the opening.  I get the impression from the photos Tim attached that the left hand door is slightly wider than the right hand door.  A general arrangement drawing should be available from the MOT library in St. Louis, which might dimension the doors.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:58 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Door opening size on an LV 8500 series Autombile box

 


The Proto model are "generically" correct for the paint schemes they offered but I don't
think they are 100% correct right out of the box for any prototype.

Tim O'Connor


On 3/24/2021 2:31 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:

Bud,

 

My October 1958 ORER says a 15' opening. It is a little bit hard to be sure if both doors are the same width in your photo due to perspective, but it looks to me like they are the same. I have the Proto 2000 model of car 8516 (stock # 21025 from the first run) with equal doors which in combined width seem to be about 15' 6". This suggests the actual width of each door was about 7' 9".  Usually the original Proto 2000 cars got most things right (I said "Most"; the LV car's sills aren't quite the same as your photo.)

 

Yours Aye

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

On Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 1:37 PM Bud Rindfleisch <BlackDiamondRR@...> wrote:

Gents,
    I don't have access to an ORER that would give me the door opening size to an LV 50' autobox in the 8500-8599 series. It looks like two evenly sized doors but they don't look to be 8 footers, so 7 foot maybe? Any help?
    Bud Rindfleisch -  attachment scanned from Morning Sun CNJ/LV freight and PassengerEquipment in Color

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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