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Re: Photo: Reading Hopper 74778 (1930)

William Dale
 

That is a class HTh hopper, no never done in HO scale (hint), nor the trucks. A useless bit of knowledge, only two sets of those trucks are known to exist. One set is at the RCT&HS museum in Hamburg PA, and the other set resides under a flat car at the Strasburg Railroad. Lastly, don’t hold me to this, but I believe that is the St. Clair PA scale house.

Bill Dale


Re: NJI&I to Wabash at Pine - Part 5 & Last

Justin Zukas
 

The tractor load may have been a load of Oliver 99's from Oliver's "plant two". They were a high horsepower tractor for the time and popular in the great plains states. The 99 and a couple years of the 44 were the only Oliver tractors made in South Bend as opposed to the main plant in Iowa.


Re: Photo: Swift Reefer 2805

Dennis Storzek
 

Just an additional comment, that triangle shaped blob next to the door is the logo General American applied to most, if not all, the cars they owned.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Photo: Swift Reefer 2805

nyc3001 .
 
Edited

Apparently, the Rapido GARX reefer will be close to the 2500-series Swift reefers if the notched side sill that comes with the Rapido model is replaced with a straight sill. The Swift cars also had a slightly lower door.

However, I compared my Sunshine 2500-series reefer to the Rapido model and noticed that the Rapido car is visibly wider. I am not sure which car is closer to the prototype width, but I suspect it is the Sunshine model (need to dig out my scale ruler to confirm).

-Phil Lee


Re: Photo: Swift Reefer 2805

Bob Chaparro
 

Doug Harding commented:

It’s wearing the Red scheme adopted by Swift c1950. Swift sold all their reefers in the 30s and then leased back. In your 1955 ORER look under General American and you should find the Swift reefers. As my books are now packed I cannot check and confirm.

+++

Right you are, Doug.

This car was part of series 2500-2874.

For some reason, my 1945 Equipment Register on CD found SRLX but the 1955 version did not.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Painting Kadee HGC Trucks

Wayne Cohen
 

Regarding Kadee’s trucks made with HGC (high gravity compound), How well does paint adhere to them? Any types of paint work better on these trucks than others?

Thanks in advance.

Wayne


Specimen: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Freight Car Weigh Ticket

Bob Chaparro
 

Specimen: Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad Freight Car Weigh Ticket

From the jumping frog website:

http://www.jumpingfrog.com/images/epm05jan22/epm1203.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Swift Reefer 2805

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Swift Reefer 2805

A photo from the Penney Vanderbilt And KC Jones website:

https://penneyandkc.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/maybrook_yard_004.jpg

My 1955 Equipment Register shows no listings for “Swift” nor “SRLX”.

My 1945 Equipment Register shows the SRLX reporting marks under General American Transportation Corp. so by that time Swift reefers were leased from General American. However, this particular can is not in the 1945 listing.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

Andy Laurent
 

Digest version only shows 2 attachments per message (you have to click "View/Reply Online" at the bottom of the message to see them all).  Individual email version allows all attachments to show.

Andy L.
Madison, WI


Re: Who Manufactured This Model?

Jim Gates
 

Red Ball 107 sides.

Jim Gates


On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 03:37:15 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Who Manufactured This Model?

I recently acquired this HO scale model at a swap meet. Nobody seemed to know who manufactured it.

The model has a wood body with printed sides, brass door hinges and wire grab irons and sill steps. It represents a pre-SFRD Santa Fe Hanrahan reefer, probably built in1892.

Does anyone know who manufactured this model?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Jared Harper
 

Speaking of names and pronounciations, how does one pronounce your last name?

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Re: URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

Brian Termunde
 

So did I.

Brian Termunde
Midvale, UT

Schuyler Larrabee
5:14pm   

Interesting.  I received six images on the first email.

 

Schuyler


Re: URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

mel perry
 

anyone know anybody in winona, mn
that we could find more about this gem?
;-)


On Tue, Apr 20, 2021, 5:15 PM Bob Chapman <chapbob4014@...> wrote:
Gregg Condon forwarded these recent photos of this URTX/Milw wooden reefer in Winona, Minn., serving as a storage shed, and until recently hidden under falsework siding. 
 
Here's the backstory, In Gregg's words:
 
"Railfanning is wayyy fun, especially when you discover the wayyy unexpected. Pat and I were driving down a street in Winona. We passed an old business building just as a couple guys finished tearing the end off an old shed and I saw it was lettered "URTX." I sez to Pat in a frenzy, "Go around the block!" We went back and she shot the attached pix with her phone. Dark cloudy day, but you can see that perhaps 80 to 90 years ago somebody had nailed two-by-two batts to a wooden refrigerator car and nailed siding over that. Built date is 1920. Interesting to see the preserved true paint colors from that era."
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman

Attachments:


Re: Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

lrkdbn
 

Thank you all for the computer advice! You made my day!
LR King


Re: URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Interesting.  I received six images on the first email.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chapman
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:52 PM
To: STMFC E-List <main@Realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

 

Two more (last)

 

Bob Chapman


Re: Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Drop Brake Staff For Flat Cars

I was preping  a Red Caboose Southern Pacific flat car kit this morning.  I was very impressed with their version of the drop brake staff detail.  I had been pondering how to do this deail.  I have a built.car but had overlooked this feature.  I would sure like to find more.  Combined with the square brake shaft thar Bill Welch passed out a few years ago it will make a striking feature.

Bill Pardie

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: Mark Kapka <markkapka@...>
Date: 4/21/21 11:02 AM (GMT-10:00)
To: "main@realstmfc.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: MDT Reefer 16883

Hi

I saved to desktop, then put in downloads.

Mark Kapka






Re: URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

O Fenton Wells
 

Love the Milwaukee logo


On Apr 21, 2021, at 5:52 PM, Bob Chapman <chapbob4014@...> wrote:


Two more (last)
 
Bob Chapman
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Re: Photo: New Haven Gondola X-598

Randy Hammill
 

For more general info, I did a post on the NH gondolas recently. 

https://blog.newbritainstation.com/2021/03/nh-ga-4-60508-with-buoy-load.html?m=1

Randy
--

Randy Hammill
Prototype Junction
http://prototypejunction.com

Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
http://newbritainstation.com


Re: URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

Bob Chapman
 

Two more (last)
 
Bob Chapman


Re: URTX/Milw Reefer Survivor

Bob Chapman
 

Looks like the STMFC fine print only allows two attached photos. Here are a couple more that Gregg has sent. 
 
Bob Chapman
 
 

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