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Re: Photo: Lincoln Oil Tank Car FTX 10073 (Circa 1925)

Eric Hansmann
 

Could this FTX tank car by modeled in HO scale by using a Tangent GATX 1917 tank on a Tichy underframe?

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2021 10:59 AM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Lincoln Oil Tank Car FTX 10073 (Circa 1925)

 

Photo: Lincoln Oil Tank Car FTX 10073 (Circa 1925)

Photo from the Indiana Historical Society:

https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/collection/P0129/id/1557/rec/21

Click on the arrows and scroll to enlarge.

FTX reporting marks possibly Federal Tank Line.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Hauser-Stander Tank Cars (1926)

Richard Townsend
 

Notice the brake chain running outside of the B end truck from the brake staff to the rigging under the car.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: akerboomk <ken-akerboom@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 21, 2021 1:53 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Hauser-Stander Tank Cars (1926)

Love those end platforms!

--
Ken Akerboom


Re: Photo: Hauser-Stander Tank Cars (1926)

akerboomk
 

Love those end platforms!


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Ken Akerboom


Re: Photo: Shipping Bells In A Gondola (Circa 1920s)

Jack Mullen
 

On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 09:02 AM, Bob Chaparro wrote:
Notice the ‘Safety First” signs.
...being ignored by dapper Dan standing on the side of the gon.

Jack


Re: Gray Monon boxcars

 

Kevin,

These were a small series numbered 1201-1225 pulled from the 1941-2 built 9000-9449 series 10'-0" IH '37 AAR boxcars.  They were originally boxcar red, but painted gray with the lettering you mention and had DF loaders installed in June 1948.  The attached photo is the only photo I have seen of this series.  Des Plaines Hobbies did an HO series of these cars using a Red Caboose model in the 90s.  

Regards,

Mike Aufderheide


Re: AE Staley and Wabash RR Photos 1930s-1950s

Jim Betz
 

  Third picture, tank car, probably Tyco.  Note horn hook coupler between it
and the car in front of/behind it.  I'm guessing the "train" is placed in front
of a photo of the building (photo backdrop?).
                                                                                      - Jim


Re: CB&Q XM-32 box cars

Clark Propst
 

On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 10:38 AM, Dan Smith wrote:
On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 10:09 AM, Clark Propst wrote:
I made some height adjustments. Here's a new photo.
Clark
But which one :-)

Dan Smith

Both! I placed a red washer under the BLT car and filed the bolster down on the IM car.
Clark


Re: CB&Q XM-32 box cars

 

On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 10:09 AM, Clark Propst wrote:
I made some height adjustments. Here's a new photo.
Clark
But which one :-)

Dan Smith


Re: CB&Q XM-32 box cars

Nelson Moyer
 

While it may sting at first, I think gentle constructive criticism could be more common for model photos posted to io groups. Too often, responders to posted model photo call cars ‘great’ when in fact they’re not so ‘great’. As long as comments are constructive, I appreciate hearing about issues with my models that I may have overlooked. Sometimes, I see defects after posting photos that I missed before, but sometimes I’m oblivious to defects, or  I didn’t know enough about a prototype to model a car correctly. Since this is the RealSTMFC group, maybe the comments should actually be real.

 

I think all of us desire to improve our modeling skills, and what better way to achieve that than to receive honest feedback, whether that feedback is outstanding, good, or needs some additional work. It might not be possible to rectify a problem after a model is finished, e.g. a paint job what trapped lots of dust and lint, the lesson could be to find a way to clean up a dusty painting environment, check relative humidity before painting, and protect painted models until the paint is dry. Lessons learned from failure are the most valuable lessons, since they provide strong incentive to get it right next time.

 

The high overall modeling skill of several modelers in io groups may intimidate less experienced modelers from sharing their work. If those modelers want to learn and improve their skill , what better way than to submit their work for peer review.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2021 12:09 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q XM-32 box cars

 

I made some height adjustments. Here's a new photo.
Clark

 


Re: CB&Q XM-32 box cars

Tim O'Connor
 


perfect! :-)


On 5/21/2021 1:09 PM, Clark Propst wrote:
I made some height adjustments. Here's a new photo.
Clark

Attachments:



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: CB&Q XM-32 box cars

Richard Townsend
 

That's more better!

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 21, 2021 10:09 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q XM-32 box cars

I made some height adjustments. Here's a new photo.
Clark


Re: CB&Q XM-32 box cars

Clark Propst
 

I made some height adjustments. Here's a new photo.
Clark


Photo: Shipping Bells In A Gondola (Circa 1920s)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Shipping Bells In A Gondola (Circa 1920s)

Photo from the Indiana Historical Society:

https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/collection/dc012/id/15242/rec/2

Click on the arrows and scroll to enlarge. Only fair quality.

Description:

“Men examine a bell for the Scottish Rite Cathedral which have come in on a freight car. The Scottish Rite Cathedral was designed by Indianapolis architect and Scottish Rite member George F. Schreiber and was constructed from 1927 to 1929. A central feature to the Cathedral is its 212-foot bell tower which holds a 54-bell carillon, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Baxter for the enjoyment of the city. Still home to the Valley of Indianapolis, the Scottish Rite Cathedral has become a beloved landmark in Indianapolis and host to many private and public events.”

Notice the ‘Safety First” signs.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Hauser-Stander Tank Cars (1926)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Hauser-Stander Tank Cars (1926)

Photo from the Indiana Historical Society:

https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/collection/p16797coll21/id/94/rec/1

Click on the arrows and scroll to enlarge.

Description:

“This image shows five identical tanker cars outside of the Cincinnati Car Company building.”

First two cars are MYSX (Myles Salt Co.) 603 & 604.

Myles Salt Company:

https://archives.datapages.com/data/gcags/data/068/068001/517_gcags680517.htm

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Lincoln Oil Tank Car FTX 10073 (Circa 1925)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Lincoln Oil Tank Car FTX 10073 (Circa 1925)

Photo from the Indiana Historical Society:

https://images.indianahistory.org/digital/collection/P0129/id/1557/rec/21

Click on the arrows and scroll to enlarge.

FTX reporting marks possibly Federal Tank Line.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: CB&Q XM-32 box cars

Clark Propst
 

Leave it to the Hawkeye's on this group to pick out the height discrepancy  ;  )) These are RTR cars that the previous owner ran, so I never paid any attention. Was more interested in correcting the 'spotting features'. I did replace the trucks under both cars. I will have to address this issue.

All in all it's a good learning tool.

Clark Propst


AE Staley and Wabash RR Photos 1930s-1950s

Chris Barkan
 

Some interesting photos of freight cars serving A.E. Staley company and Wabash freight cars and facilities in Decatur, IL 1930s through 1950s. 

https://herald-review.com/gallery/history/17-photos-of-staley-railroads-and-railyards-from-the-herald-review-archives/collection_3eda01b3-1f41-556b-91b8-fc1ef9af3c65.html#1

And, for 50 bonus points, spot the phoney phreight car, and for 50 more, name its manufacturer! :-)
--
Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL


Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] C&EI Gondola

Bruce Smith
 

Garth,


Good call on the engine class! The locomotive is class N2sa, USRA 2-10-2, built circa 1919, and “Pennsified” circa 1924. As for the date, unfortunately the loco can only confirm that “early 1930s” is reasonable. The “condensed” (short, lengthwise) barely visible PENNSYLVANIA indicates prior to 1940 (ish) and the lack of classification lights on the boiler indicates a date after they were dropped from freight engines in 1925.

 

Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
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Date: Friday, May 21, 2021 at 6:39 AM
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Subject: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] C&EI Gondola

 

CAUTION: Email Originated Outside of Auburn.

Friends,

 

While this photo features a PRR 2-10-2 (an N2?), here is a nearly complete, if somewhat grainy, view of a C&EI gondola. I think the number is 94358 from series 92000-9449. There were still seven of these cars in service in 1958.

 

The car is similar to Caswell gondolas in series 91000-91999, which according to Richard Hendrickson (RMJ, March 2000), the C&EI modernized with steel sides and ends during WWII. He didn't say if the rebuilt cars came from the 92000 series, but that seems a reasonable assumption. 

 

Also note the NYC boxcar immediately behind the tender. 

 

This photo is in my collection, and is undated or otherwise identified, but I suggest it is early 1930s.

 

Additional comments or clarification would be welcome.

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆 


Re: C&EI Gondola

lrkdbn
 

The NYC/Michigan Central box car is a "1910 standard" car;-,one of 16000 such built for the NYCL in that year. The fishbelly underframe with 10" side sills was one of three types of underframes used on these cars and appears in the 1912 CBD.( the others were a twin center sill Bettendorf design and a rather odd ACF design with 2 heavy truss rods and V shaped plate crossbearer/needle beams.Westerfield's ACF photo CD has pictures of these) This car has been refitted with the NYC standard wood door with 3 stiffeners and a wood door stop, used on most all wood cars after about 1917..NYCSHS has drawing N-37037 of this door in their collection. The second car in the train also appears to be a NYCL car-either a 1910 car with the Bettendorf underframe mentioned above or a "1912" car with yet another design of fishbelly underframe having only light angle iron side sills.( also see the 1912 CBD) of which 15965 were built. The number of cars built in those years boggles the mind.
Larry King


C&EI Gondola

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

Friends,

While this photo features a PRR 2-10-2 (an N2?), here is a nearly complete, if somewhat grainy, view of a C&EI gondola. I think the number is 94358 from series 92000-9449. There were still seven of these cars in service in 1958.

The car is similar to Caswell gondolas in series 91000-91999, which according to Richard Hendrickson (RMJ, March 2000), the C&EI modernized with steel sides and ends during WWII. He didn't say if the rebuilt cars came from the 92000 series, but that seems a reasonable assumption. 

Also note the NYC boxcar immediately behind the tender. 

This photo is in my collection, and is undated or otherwise identified, but I suggest it is early 1930s.

Additional comments or clarification would be welcome.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆 

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