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Re: Photo: Leveling The Grain:

Ray Hutchison
 

fun work on  95 degree day on the prairie...


Re: Canisters In Gondolas

John Mateyko
 

Canisters in petroleum service could have carried grease, certain acids and wax.   John Mateyko


Central Ohio RPM is happening Sept 23-25

bn2204
 

Folks, the 2021 Central Ohio RPM is BEING held September 23-25 at Marion Union Station, Marion, Ohio.   Our meet features the usual RPM content, plus much more.  First off, we 3 double track mainlines that cross right at the depot.  Second, we have the depot itself, a true gem of a place with plenty of historic exhibits inside the building.  Third, we have AC Tower open for showing on the grounds as well.  There is also an EL caboose and the Marion Model Railroad Club is there as well.  
 
Doors open around noon on Thursday for set up.  Once that is done there will plenty of opportunity for fanning in the area. Around 5 or so we will adjourn to a local eatery for a group dinner.  This is always a very enjoyable time.  After dinner there will be a slide/movie show at the depot.
 
The meet opens at 8am on Friday.  The first hour is for setup for those just arriving.  At 9 am things kick off with clinics, fellowship, friendship and shooting the bull.  We will strive to have 4 or 5 clinics each day.   Around 5 pm we will call it a day and head for dinner.  There are many options around town. After dinner, around 630 or so, we will meet back at the depot for another round of slide/movies. 
 
Saturday, doors open at 8am.  Again, the show begins at 9am.  Lunch will be around noon.  At 3 pm we will hold our raffle for door prizes.  You must be present to win, no exceptions.
 
After the door prizes we will start tearing down and cleaning up.  Once that is done we have a meet closing, extra fare cookout.  For many this is a high point of the meet.  The cost is only $6.00 for the cookout.  It's a bargain.
 
Cost for the meet is only $20.00 for the weekend.  There is no daily rate.  We will have a few small vendors there as well.  Lodging is plentiful at US23 and  RTE 95, east of town.  Those who present a clinic also attend the meet for free.  There is no pre registration.
 
So, bring models, bring friends and bring clinics to present.  We will be glad to have you there.  
 
Again, CORPM, Sept 23-25, 2021, $20.00, doors open 8am Friday and Saturday.  See you there. 
 
Message me or email me, seaboard_1966@... if you have any questions.
 
Please copy and paste this to other groups that you belong to.  Help us spread the work on a truly wonderful meet. 
 
Thanks
Denis Blake


Re: Photo: Leveling The Grain:

earlyrail
 

Level the grain to see how deep it is.  Then you can calculate weight (roughly)
'That is what the markings on the inside are for.
You want to make sure you load as much grain as possible without overloading.
Each grain has a different height marked.

Howard Garner


Re: Rock Island decals

Steve and Barb Hile
 

As I recall, Al Westerfield, at one time, intended to extend the Rock Island cars to include both the Murphy ended and the Dreadnaught ended cars in the lineup.  They are discussed in the documentation, but he never got around to doing them.

 

Rocket Express has also expressed interest, so they might be the one to two the kit or kits.

 

As a point of interest:  The 133xxx series was divided between two builders, ACF and Bettendorf and there was a small difference in the way that the roofs met the ends.  I think that I posted a comparison years ago and it is attached here, in case.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Townsend via groups.io
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

 

I suspect that means as soon as I finish my kitbash, Westerfield will bring out a kit for the car.

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR

 

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From: al_brown03 <abrown@...>
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Sent: Sat, Aug 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Photo: Leveling The Grain:

Douglas Harding
 

My guess is the load was leveled to see if the load limit of the car had
been reached. Boxcars intended for grain loading had lines painted on the
inside of the car lining indicating the max limit for different kinds of
grain. Attached is a photo showing four different lines for four different
kinds of grain.

Doug Harding
www.iowacentralrr.org

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Soderblom
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Leveling The Grain:

Could this have possibly mattered? After an hour over jointed rail on
branch line track all would have worked itself out.

Sent from my tricorder


Re: Rock Island decals

 

Rocket Express is already in the process of bringing out that kit.





Rich Christie

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 07:39:48 PM CDT, Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...> wrote:


I suspect that means as soon as I finish my kitbash, Westerfield will bring out a kit for the car.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: al_brown03 <abrown@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Photo: Leveling The Grain:

David Soderblom
 

Could this have possibly mattered? After an hour over jointed rail on branch line track all would have worked itself out.

Sent from my tricorder


Re: Canisters In Gondolas

Bruce Smith
 

Brian, Folks,

I cannot make out the reweigh date. It looks like it might be 12-37?  The car is listed in the 1943 ORER as a Contaitner car, without any special notes on the series.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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Here's a better view of the photo http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/nyc-501216.jpg on Terry Link's site. The stenciling on the canister's does indicate petroleum products. The ORER for the timeframe MIGHT tell you what they were modified for. Although I wouldn't be surprised is this mod was noted in Railway Age of the time. 
Brian Carlson
On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 08:16:37 PM EDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Canisters In Gondolas

I understand that canisters were used for cement and possibly other powdered products.

Here is a photo (sorry, poor quality) of canisters in a gondola that indicate the contents are a petroleum product.

Does anyone know what petroleum products typically were shipped in canisters?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Canisters In Gondolas

Douglas Harding
 

The containers read:

Petroleum Products

Flash Point above 80 F

Keep Lights and

Fires Away

 

Below on the card side it reads:

This car and containers

For handling

Petroleum Products

Must not be used

In any other service

 

The next panel over reads:

Car equipped to

Carry LCL

Containers

Must not be used

In any other service

 

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Carlson via groups.io
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To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Canisters In Gondolas

 

Here's a better view of the photo http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/nyc-501216.jpg on Terry Link's site. The stenciling on the canister's does indicate petroleum products. The ORER for the timeframe MIGHT tell you what they were modified for. Although I wouldn't be surprised is this mod was noted in Railway Age of the time. 

Brian Carlson

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 08:16:37 PM EDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

 

 

Canisters In Gondolas

I understand that canisters were used for cement and possibly other powdered products.

Here is a photo (sorry, poor quality) of canisters in a gondola that indicate the contents are a petroleum product.

Does anyone know what petroleum products typically were shipped in canisters?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Canisters In Gondolas

Brian Carlson
 

Here's a better view of the photo http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/nyc-501216.jpg on Terry Link's site. The stenciling on the canister's does indicate petroleum products. The ORER for the timeframe MIGHT tell you what they were modified for. Although I wouldn't be surprised is this mod was noted in Railway Age of the time. 
Brian Carlson

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 08:16:37 PM EDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Canisters In Gondolas

I understand that canisters were used for cement and possibly other powdered products.

Here is a photo (sorry, poor quality) of canisters in a gondola that indicate the contents are a petroleum product.

Does anyone know what petroleum products typically were shipped in canisters?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] Canisters In Gondolas

Bruce Smith
 

Bob,

During early WWII, some containers were converted to use hauling crude oil due to a shortage of tank cars. I'm nto sure that is what these containers are doing though.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2021 7:16 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] Canisters In Gondolas
 
CAUTION: Email Originated Outside of Auburn.

Canisters In Gondolas

I understand that canisters were used for cement and possibly other powdered products.

Here is a photo (sorry, poor quality) of canisters in a gondola that indicate the contents are a petroleum product.

Does anyone know what petroleum products typically were shipped in canisters?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Rock Island decals

Richard Townsend
 

I suspect that means as soon as I finish my kitbash, Westerfield will bring out a kit for the car.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: al_brown03 <abrown@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Canisters In Gondolas

Brian Carlson
 

Those are air activated cement canisters. I can read anything that says petroleum. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Aug 14, 2021, at 8:16 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:



Canisters In Gondolas

I understand that canisters were used for cement and possibly other powdered products.

Here is a photo (sorry, poor quality) of canisters in a gondola that indicate the contents are a petroleum product.

Does anyone know what petroleum products typically were shipped in canisters?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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Re: Rock Island decals

Richard Townsend
 

That's cool! Thanks so much!

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: al_brown03 <abrown@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Canisters In Gondolas

Bob Chaparro
 

Canisters In Gondolas

I understand that canisters were used for cement and possibly other powdered products.

Here is a photo (sorry, poor quality) of canisters in a gondola that indicate the contents are a petroleum product.

Does anyone know what petroleum products typically were shipped in canisters?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Leveling The Grain:

Brian Carlson
 

Grain that was at unequal levels inside the car could cause disastrous damage upon a quick stop or even hard coupling. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Aug 14, 2021, at 7:38 PM, John Mateyko <rattler21@...> wrote:



Bob,
Why would the grain need to be level?  Bulk potatoes usually are shipped humped in the center.  

John Mateyko


Re: Photo: Leveling The Grain:

John Mateyko
 

Bob,
Why would the grain need to be level?  Bulk potatoes usually are shipped humped in the center.  

John Mateyko


Re: Rock Island decals

al_brown03
 

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Rock Island decals

Richard Townsend
 

Thanks to all who replied. It's for a 133000-series car, like this one: 

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/CRIP-Mechanical-Engineer-Files/Freight-Cars-Wooden/i-9c8w6Hv/A

Mask Island was the first place I went to when I got this idea. Unfortunately, no joy. There were 1,000 cars in this series so there's a sufficient number for them to not be too obscure. Any interest in adding this to the Mask Island line?

The Westerfield decals look like they could work, at least the road name and the reporting marks. I don't know if they include the proper digits for the car number 133XXX. I doubt they do. Those double threes look to be a problem. This is a fun little kitbash I am working on and rather not have to invest in multiple decal sets just to get the needed digits.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Aug 13, 2021 7:18 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

See some comments below in red.
 
Steve Hile
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jack Mullen
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 8:53 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals
 
On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 03:49 PM, Steve and Barb Hile wrote:
I presume that you mean the 1930 vintage cars
Or earlier ones ?  like
Or
 
 
Rocket Express has expressed some interest in doing cars like this second example, these were also later versions of the B2 cars.

Some differences in layout and content.  True, the Westerfield ones might be adaptable to the 1930’s vintage cars.

Jack Mullen
 

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