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Re: New Decal Available

Jeff Helm
 

Fenton

Outstanding models as always, Fenton.  Thank you for sharing your work.  I’m looking at my stash of CB&T, McKean and Front Range kits with new eyes!  I missed out on many of the Sunshine kits so it’s helpful to see great modeling with these alternatives, and at a more budget friendly level.
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Cheers

Jeff Helm
The Olympic Peninsula Branch
https://olympicpeninsulabranch.blogspot.com/


PFE R-40-23 sidesill reinforcements

Richard Townsend
 

Tony's PFE book tells us that in the 1950s PFE added sidesill reinforcements to R-40-23, R-40-20, and other steel reefers. I would like to know the dimensions of those reinforcements, particularly their depth.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Re: New Decal Available

O Fenton Wells
 

For some reason I got the 40 ft DD boxcar bug after Martin left us and had a terrible time finding those cars at what I considered a reasonable price.  But I started using the CB&T, McKean and Front Range kits with new doors and ends and other appliances and they look great in my opinion (yes of course I'm biased).  Here is the B&O M-59 from a  Front Range kit and Chad Boas made the ends, doors and side sill reinforcements.  Also the SAL AF-4 using a McKean kit with Chad Boas ends and doors and side sill reinforcements.  Chad has been very helpful with freight car parts but so has Speedwitch and several others.  So go for it.


On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 10:00 AM Rich C via groups.io <rhcdmc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Sunshine #40.4R is the later model with 4/4 ends. But as Tim states, using the Branchline kit along with proper doors and Archers will yield a good clone.

Rich Christie



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Re: New Decal Available

Rich C
 

Sunshine #40.4R is the later model with 4/4 ends. But as Tim states, using the Branchline kit along with proper doors and Archers will yield a good clone.

Rich Christie


Re: Southern Boxcar 3218

O Fenton Wells
 

Gary, I don't have that book nor do I have a photo of the car you are talking about but my 1951 SRR ORER shows series 3200-3239 were 40'-6" ft wd express cars with steel underframe, class BX.  That's as much help as I can offer.  I've never seen a photo of one.
Fenton

On Sat, Jul 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

Kalmbach’s Steam’s Lost Empire 2 at page 93 has a David Morgan overhead picture of a Ps-4 leaving Lynchberg, VA with the first car behind it a Southern boxcar 3218 that appears to have a vent square to the left side of the door at roof level.  Is it an express boxcar?

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock



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Re: 1st with K4 decals

O Fenton Wells
 

Craig, that is a great point as I am doing the ARA 1923 boxcars(x29) and wanted the smaller CNJ logo.  K4 was very helpful getting me the right scale for the correct logo.
Fenton

On Sun, Jul 18, 2021 at 12:28 AM Craig Wilson <agecompanyphotog@...> wrote:
Another advantage to K4 decals is that the same set is usually offered in multiple scales.  I have made use of this in obtaining heralds in smaller sizes that I've need for specific projects.  Case in point:
FM53.AA914.tractorload.AA912.jpg
For these HO scale DT&I flatcars, I needed a very small version of the compass herald complete with the "Connections" slogan.  K4 makes a set for DT&I gondolas with coil steel hoods in them.  This set has two different sizes of this herald (one size for the side of the gon, the other for the coil hoods).  I ordered the N scale version of this set and got the small heralds that you can see on these models.

Craig Wilson



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Fenton Wells
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Square corner boxcar group build

Eric Hansmann
 

Jerry Hamsmith has shared photos and details of four modelers building the same Resin Car Works Illinois Central boxcar kit in the latest RCW blog post.

Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: 1st with K4 decals

Tim O'Connor
 


Nice load !! Whose tractors are those?

Tim O'Connor


On 7/18/2021 12:28 AM, Craig Wilson wrote:
Another advantage to K4 decals is that the same set is usually offered in multiple scales.  I have made use of this in obtaining heralds in smaller sizes that I've need for specific projects.  Case in point:

For these HO scale DT&I flatcars, I needed a very small version of the compass herald complete with the "Connections" slogan.  K4 makes a set for DT&I gondolas with coil steel hoods in them.  This set has two different sizes of this herald (one size for the side of the gon, the other for the coil hoods).  I ordered the N scale version of this set and got the small heralds that you can see on these models.

Craig Wilson

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: New Decal Available

Tim O'Connor
 


Sorry I meant to write "1947" -- not 1949.

Tim O'Connor


On 7/18/2021 9:02 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Sunshine kit # 44.4 is for the earlier car (1944) with 5/5 ends. But I think in all
other respects it is very similar to the 1949 cars (46300-46449) built by Mount
Vernon with 4/4 ends.

The 1944 cars had 14'6" door openings. The 1949 cars had 15'0" openings.

So a kitbash is required, but it's definitely one of the easier kitbashes. You could
start with the old C&BT double door bodies, or a Branchline body which has the
correct panel widths. You'll need Archer rivets too. Happy modeling! :-)

Tim O'Connor

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On 7/17/2021 11:18 PM, Scott wrote:
Hubert,

Is there an available plastic or resin kit to put these on?

Thanks
Scott McDonald 

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: New Decal Available

Tim O'Connor
 


Sunshine kit # 44.4 is for the earlier car (1944) with 5/5 ends. But I think in all
other respects it is very similar to the 1949 cars (46300-46449) built by Mount
Vernon with 4/4 ends.

The 1944 cars had 14'6" door openings. The 1949 cars had 15'0" openings.

So a kitbash is required, but it's definitely one of the easier kitbashes. You could
start with the old C&BT double door bodies, or a Branchline body which has the
correct panel widths. You'll need Archer rivets too. Happy modeling! :-)

Tim O'Connor

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On 7/17/2021 11:18 PM, Scott wrote:
Hubert,

Is there an available plastic or resin kit to put these on?

Thanks
Scott McDonald 

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Great Northern boxcar background?

Tim O'Connor
 


ex-PRR X37b = Sunshine kit 44.4

On 7/17/2021 11:12 PM, Scott wrote:
To our Great Northern experts here I was wondering if you have any background or history on this car featured in the slide?  It is an interesting looking car.  It appears to have the same roof as N&W cars Yarmouth did so was wondering if this is a second hand car.

Great Northern box car.

Thanks
Scott McDonald 

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Photo: FGEX 10883 (Circa 1948-1952)

Richard Townsend
 

I found it in this presentation: http://speedwitchmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/kitbash-03232018.pdf

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: FGEX 10883 (Circa 1948-1952)


It is in the older Kitbashing presentation.

http://speedwitchmedia.com/files/

Scott McDonald 


Re: Great Northern boxcar background?

Scott
 

Thanks John!


Re: Photo: FGEX 10883 (Circa 1948-1952)

Scott
 


It is in the older Kitbashing presentation.

http://speedwitchmedia.com/files/

Scott McDonald 


Re: 1st with K4 decals

Craig Wilson
 

Another advantage to K4 decals is that the same set is usually offered in multiple scales.  I have made use of this in obtaining heralds in smaller sizes that I've need for specific projects.  Case in point:
FM53.AA914.tractorload.AA912.jpg
For these HO scale DT&I flatcars, I needed a very small version of the compass herald complete with the "Connections" slogan.  K4 makes a set for DT&I gondolas with coil steel hoods in them.  This set has two different sizes of this herald (one size for the side of the gon, the other for the coil hoods).  I ordered the N scale version of this set and got the small heralds that you can see on these models.

Craig Wilson


Re: Photo: FGEX 10883 (Circa 1948-1952)

pennsylvania1954
 

Scott--Can you provide a url to Ted's presentation? I have been all over the Speedwitch site and am missing it. Thanks!
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Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: Great Northern boxcar background?

John Monrad
 

From GN series 14000-14499, formerly within PRR 64400-67499, leased in 1964 from GN subsidiary Glacier Park Co.

John Monrad


Southern Boxcar 3218

gary laakso
 

Kalmbach’s Steam’s Lost Empire 2 at page 93 has a David Morgan overhead picture of a Ps-4 leaving Lynchberg, VA with the first car behind it a Southern boxcar 3218 that appears to have a vent square to the left side of the door at roof level.  Is it an express boxcar?

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Re: New Decal Available

hubert mask
 

Not at this time.   May need to kit bash.

Hubert 


On Jul 17, 2021, at 11:18 PM, Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:

Hubert,

Is there an available plastic or resin kit to put these on?

Thanks
Scott McDonald 


Re: Photo: FGEX 10883 (Circa 1948-1952)

Scott
 

There are side views of this car on Speedwitchs website in Ted's Kitbashing presentation in the download section.  Neat looking car.  Interesting feature is what appears to be a patch panel on the end.  I wonder if the end is recycled from an older boxcar that had one of those little end doors on it.

Scott McDonald 

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