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MV Products Lenses

Nelson Moyer
 

Is MV Products still in business? The web site doesn’t look active. I searched the web for red and green marker lights and found one pack of red and no green in 0.052 in. diameter. Walthers and another web side says expected April 26, 2021.

 

I have one pack each of Bowser  red and green marker light 0.050 in. diameter jewels, but they are 10 packs, and I need 12 green jewels. The Bowser web side doesn’t list the part numbers, so they must be discontinued. No red or green jewels for the size I need are listed on eBay.

 

I’d like to know if MV Products lenses still being manufactured before using the jewels I have for two pairs of waycar marker lamps.

 

Nelson Moyer


Re: Photo: Moving Boxcars With Horses (1913)

Richard McQuade
 

And that is why this is called a "team" track. Much more commonly done in the 19th century especially before mechanical car pullers.
Richard


Re: Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Glen,
 
It was me, not Bob, that posted the link.
 
Wishing you the best of luck on completion of your steam era freight car!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Vera Mills
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2021 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Hello Bob,
Thank you for posting the photograph of the GM&O 50' DD box car.
I have a number of freight cars waiting to be finished as I do not have a suitable photograph to enable completion.  I model 1950 and all the photographs I have, until now, show lowered placard boards so this one helps.  However I still need a photograph of the end which is not as big a worry as the lack of side one was.
Regards,
Glen Mills


Re: Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Rich C
 

Glen, They had 1/3/4 Dartnaught Ends

Rich Christie


Re: Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Rich C
 

Tim, That "combo" roof is available from Speedwitch

Rich Christie


Re: Photo: Moving Boxcars With Horses (1913)

Bob Chaparro
 

Randy Hees commented:

I was at Ardenwood with the SPCRR, 2 years as president, and later professionally as museum director at the Patterson House museum.

We got occasional complaints about using horses.  The reality is that per Humane Society guidelines, (from memory) a horse can pull (measured at the coupler, aka tractive effort) 1.5 times their weight...our draft horses were about 2,200 lbs., giving them a legal tractive effort of about 3,300 lbs...a typical narrow gauge car requires about 400 lbs. of effort to move it...it can be as low as 250 lbs...so our common single flat car train, was less than 15% of the horses capability.  As President of the group I invited the county Animal Shelter to the museum to audit our operation.  They said we knew more about horses than they did, and would later tell complainers that we were highly compliant.

Our horse drawn railroad was a replica of a line two miles from the museum, the Centerville branch of the South Pacific Coast. Three miles long, which operated from c.1880 to 1910, with three passenger trains each way each day, the middle train being a mixed of as many as 10 freight cars with a 4-wheel horse car following for passenger accommodations. The schedule of the line was in the Official Railway Guide. 

Randy Hees

Director, Nevada State Railroad Museum, Boulder City


Re: Gulf Mobile & Ohio RR Boxcar #9047, a 50ft auto box, dated 1950

Vera Mills
 

Hello Bob,
Thank you for posting the photograph of the GM&O 50' DD box car.
I have a number of freight cars waiting to be finished as I do not have a suitable photograph to enable completion.  I model 1950 and all the photographs I have, until now, show lowered placard boards so this one helps.  However I still need a photograph of the end which is not as big a worry as the lack of side one was.
Regards,
Glen Mills


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Douglas Harding
 

The load looks like sugar beets to me. It is quite possible the car got offline and was “borrowed” during the beet season. Ohio raised a lot of sugar beets, so the car did not have to travel too far off line.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

Philip Dove
 

The stuff in that gondola doesn't look like any coke I have ever seen. I lived a long time near two big coking plants and went  inside both, at home we burnt coke for about 10 years on a fire that where you had to throw the coal on with a small spade or out of a bucket. for those of you who don't know coke is more a gunmetal color almost mid grey sometimes rather than the black of coal. Seen close up it has a structure similar to Cinder toffee.

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Re: Photo: Lehigh Valley Hopper 17431

Philip Dove
 

Probably the chalk markings are big because it was so hard to get scale size decals back in 1925.


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On Fri, 16 Apr 2021 at 23:11, George Courtney via groups.io <gsc3=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just a note, one of Ed Wolfe's book on the Interstate Railroad has a photo taken in the early1960's, iirc, showing a Lehigh Valley twin hopper being re-railed at an Interstate Coal Mine in southwest Virginia.  Not over Sherman Pass, but out of LV's territory.

George Courtney


Re: Photo: Interstate Gondola 10144 (1930)

lrkdbn
 

Corey makes the original version too
LarryKing


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

lrkdbn
 

Plano makes them in etched metal...
Larry King


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

Scott H. Haycock
 

Westerfield makes some detail part sets for AC&F Reefers. I don't know if they will work for you, but you can view them toward the bottom of this page:

https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/index.php?cPath=97&page=2

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantment


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

Steve SANDIFER
 

I have made these out of brass bar.


J. Stephen Sandifer

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Lawler
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:45 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

The things that hold the hatches open! I think the rests are the triangular part for the hatch to “rest” in the full open position.

Tom


Re: Photos: CCNX Tank Car #1 (1955)

Richard Townsend
 

That's an interesting car. I wish it were possible to see the top of the expansion dome better to see what is going on up there.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Apr 17, 2021 7:03 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photos: CCNX Tank Car #1 (1955)

Photos: CCNX Tank Car #1 (1955)
Photos from the Hagley Digital Archives:
Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.
Stencil: Nickel Clad Tank Car For Chemicals
Catalin Corporation of America tank car. Per Wikipedia, Catalin is a brand name for a thermosetting polymer developed and trademarked in 1927 by the American Catalin Corporation of New York City, when the company acquired the patents for Bakelite.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: SFRD Ice Hatch Latches

mel perry
 

lstch bar?
;-)

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021, 6:46 AM Tom Lawler <tjlawler@...> wrote:
The things that hold the hatches open! I think the rests are the triangular part for the hatch to “rest” in the full open position.

Tom









Re: Photos: PRR Covered Hopper 258269 H34D (1958)

mopacfirst
 

With Crown trucks.

Ron Merrick


Photo: Boxcar For Automobile Roofs

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Boxcar For Automobile Roofs

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/1999228_0021

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photos: PRR Covered Hopper 258269 H34D (1958)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: PRR Covered Hopper 258269 H34D (1958)

Photos from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_21788

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_21789

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_21790

https://digital.hagley.org/PRR_21787

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Alcoa Aluminum Bodied Hoppers (1947)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Alcoa Aluminum Bodied Hoppers (1947)

A photo from the Hagley Digital Archives:

https://digital.hagley.org/PC20101230_006

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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