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Photo: Unloading A Fire Tuck

David Payne
 

 
The fellow to the right seems to be watching intently; could it be loading instead?
DPayne
 
 


Re: Philadelphia 1940’s video.

John Mateyko
 

Also shows many PRR versions of the wagon top box car.  John


Re: Photo: SP Livestock Car 75329 (S-40-4)

Bob Chaparro
 

Diane Wolfgram commented:

At least 210 of these were built in 1914, too.  Ownership was split, primarily, between the Southern Pacific and the lines that were later consolidated into the Texas & New Orleans.  All told, the PS received 150 of them and the T&NO and other Texas-Louisiana Lines 700 of them.  The Northwestern Pacific got 20, the Pacific Electric 10 and the SPdeMexico 26.  320 of the total were constructed by Standard Steel Car (SSC).

From a modeling standpoint, notable differences between these and the later S-40-5 class were that the -4s rode on Andrews trucks while the -5s had Vulcan trucks.  The -4 had a low, horizontal sliding "feed" door on the B end, but there wasn't any on the B end of the -5s.

I don't carry all this around in my head, but do keep Tony Thompson's Southern Pacific Freight Cars, Volume 1 within reach much of the time.


Paint stripper

Walter Cox
 

Could you be thinking of Chameleon? That was the best I ever used,I still have a bit left that I use sparingly when all else fails. I think someone came up with the formula for it recently so there should be something in the archives.
Walt         
 

In a message dated 4/30/2021 4:06:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, cvlk@... writes:
 

Seems to me there was a commercial hobby paint stripper whose name escapes me at the moment e eeavailable before “EasyLiftOff” that worked well.  

The only problem with petroleum-based paint strippers is that, while they removed the paint, they also removed some of the plasticizers from the molded plastic which made them brittle and allowed release of some of the internal stresses of the molding process, sometimes causing spontaneous shattering of the shell or warping.  This is a non-chemist/plastics expert explanation of some of the failures I had especially early on (1960s/70s).

Charlie Vlk


Re: CB&Q NE-10 Waycar Model

O Fenton Wells
 

Good looking build Nelson, looks very nice
Fenton

On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 7:03 PM Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

I just finished building two Q Connection kits for CB&Q NE-10 waycars. There are the only kits available for these cars, so I’m posting two photos of the model in case there’s interest out there in building one.

 

Nelson Moyer



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: Railroad Men's Club

mel perry
 

what i find interesting is it is listed as a
non profit @ $100 a share and only
tranferable only to other railroaders?
was this an early attempt at humor?
;;-)

On Sat, May 1, 2021, 10:23 AM Bill Parks via groups.io <BPARKS_43=YAHOO.COM@groups.io> wrote:
In cleaning out my parent's house, we came across a stock certificate (see below) for the Railroad Men's Club that my grandfather bought (1 share for $100) in 1925 when he was working for the Seaboard Airline in Jacksonville.

I've done a Google search, but can not find any information about this organization.  Does anyone know anything about it?

Thanks in advance.




--
Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida

Attachments:


CB&Q NE-10 Waycar Model

Nelson Moyer
 

I just finished building two Q Connection kits for CB&Q NE-10 waycars. There are the only kits available for these cars, so I’m posting two photos of the model in case there’s interest out there in building one.

 

Nelson Moyer


Re: B&O Washington D.C. Freight Terminal 1956

Scott
 

Lot of neat weathering ideas in that photo!

Scott McDonald 


Re: Railroad Men's Club

Ken Vandevoort
 

I checked the Florida State Department list as that is where all Florida corporations are registered, but it isn't even shown as inactive.  That is where I would start unless the corporation was registered in a state other than Florida.

Ken Vandevoort


Re: SP Freight Car Color.

Ken Adams
 

I am not an airbrush user so I can't give you an opinion on using Vallejo Brunt Red 70.814 in an air brush. But as a color, I have found it a very good match to the faded freight car red that would typify an SP house car (box, stock, most reefers were PFE) in the 1945-55 period. To my eye it is a close match to the Star brand SP-UP FCR from PBL. I have my original containers of the PBL and Tru-Color SP paints on hand for checking the match when I was looking for an acrylic replacement for more toxic paints after encountering breathing problems when painting. 

When I am painting an SP model either plastic or resin, I usually prime with Tamiya Oxide Red from rattle can. Over the fully dried primer I hand brush the Vallejo Brunt Red 70.814 using a soft square shaped brush.   

Works for me as I live in an apartment like town home with no place to set up a paint booth and have proper ventilation. I spray the Tamiya on the veranda/deck timed in the short intervals between gusts of an almost constant 10-15 mph wind these days. The garage is owned by the HOA which doesn't like me setting up for painting.  Such is life. 
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Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Ventilated Refrigerator 942

Lester Breuer
 

Yes it is definitely a Ventilated Refrigerator, FtDDM&S, class VS.   I stated I was interested in building a ventilated box car; however, contacting Eric and not finding any photos the ventilated box car project was dead and with photo help from Ray the ventilated refrigerator became the project.  Hope that clarifies.  I thought the text in the blog made it clear; however, I guess not.  Hopes this clarifies.
Lester Breuer


Re: B&O Washington D.C. Freight Terminal 1956

Tim O'Connor
 


Nice! I would not expect to see both Lackawanna and CNW trailers on the B&O in Washington in 1956!!

Tim O'Connor

On 4/20/2021 11:20 AM, kevinhlafferty wrote:
An interesting array of box, reefer and early TOFC cars/trailers; even an increased height ATSF BX-11 or -12.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/51040509441/

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Photo: Unloading A Fire Tuck

Clarence Zink
 

I've got to agree with Andy Laurent that the flat car is being used as an "end loading ramp".

Notice the end of the flatcar up against the boxcar seems to be supported by blocking, to elevate that end almost to the level of the boxcar the truck is coming out of.  And it appears that even with the receiving end of the flat car elevated by blocking, it is still 6 or 8 inches lower than the floor of the boxcar.

Since we cannot see the left (discharge) end of the flat car, who knows what is actually happening?  Gives us "modeling license" to do whatever we think is appropriate.  IF somebody can figure exactly what the Walla Walla facility consisted of, then it can be modeled accurately.

CRZ


Re: Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Ventilated Refrigerator 942

Brian Carlson
 

Yep. I figured that out after I sent my email. I got confused because the first sentence of Lester’s blog talks about ventilated box cars. It was relatively early here and I’m gonna blame it on the fact I was not awake yet. LOL

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 1, 2021, at 2:09 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:


Brian Carlson wrote:

Interesting, but I do have one question. Eric‘s presentation was on ventilated box cars. This looks like a normal refrigerator car. Why was it classified as a ventilated box car?

It's a ventilated refrigerator car, not a ventilated box. This was a common designation before 1950. It refers to ventilation with hatches open, not with ventilation through the door opening.

Tony Thompson




Re: Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Ventilated Refrigerator 942

Tony Thompson
 

Brian Carlson wrote:

Interesting, but I do have one question. Eric‘s presentation was on ventilated box cars. This looks like a normal refrigerator car. Why was it classified as a ventilated box car?

It's a ventilated refrigerator car, not a ventilated box. This was a common designation before 1950. It refers to ventilation with hatches open, not with ventilation through the door opening.

Tony Thompson




Re: SP Freight Car Color.

Tony Thompson
 

Bruce Griffin wrote:

Modeling the B&O on the east coast means a limited number of SP cars.  Two are getting ready to see service on my layout and are literally primed. I am seeking your input on a decent color match. Not exact, just decent. Attached are photos of recent in-progress builds sprayed with Vallejo Brunt Red 70.814 much thinned for airbrushing. What are your thoughts on adjusting the color? I added a Kadee UP boxcar and a black hopper for color reference.  Thank you for your input. 
 

Both Tru-Color and Star Brand make excellent SP paint matches. I have been following the efforts on-line to come up with blends of Vallejo colors for freight cars, but am not aware of a consensus yet. I do use and like Vallejo, but have not tried to paint a freight car with it.

Tony Thompson




Re: Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Ventilated Refrigerator 942

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Brian and Lester,

I have a 1952 ORER page that lists this car as VS: "Fruit-Vegetable Insulated Ventilator. A house car equipped with insulation and hinged swinging side doors, and a means of ventilation. Not equipped for refrigeration . . . ." The series was 932-946 (8 cars at that time). These cars are not in my full October 1958 ORER.

Years ago I did one of these cars from a Train Miniature reefer with the hatches. My car was orange (all I had to work from was a tiny B&W image from a story in MR), which obviously wasn't right and I didn't have the information for the fine detailing of Lester's outstanding model. I kept the car in my great plastic clean-out simply because I liked it and I was born in Iowa. Maybe someday I will follow Lester's lead, do it again correctly, and retire the TM car. Maybe.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Yours Aye

On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 8:53 AM Brian Carlson via groups.io <prrk41361=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Interesting, but I do have one question. Eric‘s presentation was on ventilated box cars. This looks like a normal refrigerator car. Why was it classified as a ventilated box car?

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 1, 2021, at 8:08 AM, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:



 

I have built and reworked an Accurail - 5th Avenue Car Shops kit into a Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern ventilated Refrigerator car.  Rework included new end sill install, milling running board and grab iron fasteners/rivets to be applied via new method to new installed wire grab irons after molded ladders and grab irons and fasteners carved off.  If you are interested photos and write up are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.  If would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer

 


Railroad Men's Club

Bill Parks
 

In cleaning out my parent's house, we came across a stock certificate (see below) for the Railroad Men's Club that my grandfather bought (1 share for $100) in 1925 when he was working for the Seaboard Airline in Jacksonville.

I've done a Google search, but can not find any information about this organization.  Does anyone know anything about it?

Thanks in advance.




--
Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida


Photos: PRR Gondola 376704

Bob Chaparro
 


Photos: Pere Marquette Gondola 18948

Bob Chaparro
 

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