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Swift Stock Car Decals

Allen Cain
 

Does anyone offer Swift Stock Car decals in HO scale?

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Allen Cain
Modeling the Southern in 1955

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Allen Cain
Modeling the Southern in 1955 in HO Scale


Re: NP Banana Specials from Seattle to the Canadian Interior

Chuck Soule
 

If you are on the NPTelltale list, ask there.  It seems to have more NP vets than the other NP lists.  I know Jack Christensen is on that list, and he used to run on the Sumas Line.
 
Chuck Soule


Re: looking for StLB&M box car photo

Tim O'Connor
 


Thanks Ed ! The Athearn blue box car has 5/5 ends, but the decal number sheet starts with 20650.
This one sure isn't going to win any RPM contests. :-D:-P

Tim O'Connor


On 8/28/2021 5:30 PM, Ed Hawkins wrote:


On Aug 28, 2021, at 2:32 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

I have an MPHS kit for a 50 foot all steel, double door box car with number decals,
but no other information. I assume there is such a prototype (although probably not this
Athearn blue box model), and I'd like to number it accurately. :-)

StLB&M = St Louis Brownsville & Mexico

Tim,
StLB&M had two series of steel 50’-6” double-door box/auto cars.

1. 20600-20649, built 10-45, ACF lot 2762, 10’-6” IH, 15’-1” clear door openings, Superior 7-panel doors, 5-5 round-corner Dreadnaught ends, Murphy roof, riveted sides 5 to left of door, 8 to right of door, Ajax hand brake, Apex running boards & brake step. 

2. 20650-20699, built 12-47, MP DeSoto shops, 10’-6” IH, 15’-0” clear door openings, Youngstown doors of the 1947 design, 4-4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy roof, riveted sides 4 to left of door, 6 to right of door, Ajax hand brake, Apex running boards & brake step.

Depending on your plans for the model, there are more details that I can provide if they are of interest.

Regards,
Ed Hawkins


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Freight Reefer Data White O-scale Decals Champ OD-17 on eBay

William Mosteller
 

Just the thing for detail hounds.

Freight Reefer Data White O-scale Decals Champ OD-17 https://ebay.us/p5rdEN

No reasonable offer refused, unreasonable ones considered. Thanks.

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Best wishes,
Bill Mosteller
Great Decals!


Re: NP Banana Specials from Seattle to the Canadian Interior

Mansell Peter Hambly
 

Canadian Pacific. The Canadian side of the boarder was Huntingdon, B.C..

 

Mansell Peter Hambly

COQUITLAM, B.C.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: gary laakso
Sent: August 28, 2021 6:40 PM
To: 'stmfc'
Subject: [RealSTMFC] NP Banana Specials from Seattle to the Canadian Interior

 

Jim Frederickson mentioned on page 48 of his book Railroad Shutterbug that the Northern Pacific ran “Banana Specials” from the Seattle docks via Sumas and that were destined for the “Canadian interior”.  It appears that these specials moved in the 1950s.  Does anyone know which Canadian railroad NP interchanged the “Banana Specials” with and whether NP supplied refrigerator cars for this move or were they all from its interchange partner.  TIA

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 


NP Banana Specials from Seattle to the Canadian Interior

gary laakso
 

Jim Frederickson mentioned on page 48 of his book Railroad Shutterbug that the Northern Pacific ran “Banana Specials” from the Seattle docks via Sumas and that were destined for the “Canadian interior”.  It appears that these specials moved in the 1950s.  Does anyone know which Canadian railroad NP interchanged the “Banana Specials” with and whether NP supplied refrigerator cars for this move or were they all from its interchange partner.  TIA

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Re: C&O 50 ft DD 28500 series question

 

Brian, There is a very good chance that the C&O cars were treated the same as the Erie and NKP cars. All three roads were owned by the Van Sweringen brothers at the same time.

Rich Christie

On Friday, August 27, 2021, 09:37:13 PM CDT, Brian Carlson via groups.io <prrk41361@...> wrote:


Does anyone know if the Chesapeake and Ohio 50 foot double door box cars in the 28,500 series had asphaltum covering the same caps? Some Erie and nickel plate box cars of the same vintage had black seam caps and since all were still under AMC in 1955 I’m curious if the C&O cars also had asphaltumon the seam caps

Brian J. Carlson






Re: looking for StLB&M box car photo

Ed Hawkins
 



On Aug 28, 2021, at 2:32 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

I have an MPHS kit for a 50 foot all steel, double door box car with number decals,
but no other information. I assume there is such a prototype (although probably not this
Athearn blue box model), and I'd like to number it accurately. :-)

StLB&M = St Louis Brownsville & Mexico

Tim,
StLB&M had two series of steel 50’-6” double-door box/auto cars.

1. 20600-20649, built 10-45, ACF lot 2762, 10’-6” IH, 15’-1” clear door openings, Superior 7-panel doors, 5-5 round-corner Dreadnaught ends, Murphy roof, riveted sides 5 to left of door, 8 to right of door, Ajax hand brake, Apex running boards & brake step. 

2. 20650-20699, built 12-47, MP DeSoto shops, 10’-6” IH, 15’-0” clear door openings, Youngstown doors of the 1947 design, 4-4 Improved Dreadnaught ends, Murphy roof, riveted sides 4 to left of door, 6 to right of door, Ajax hand brake, Apex running boards & brake step.

Depending on your plans for the model, there are more details that I can provide if they are of interest.

Regards,
Ed Hawkins



looking for StLB&M box car photo

Tim O'Connor
 

STMFCer's

I have an MPHS kit for a 50 foot all steel, double door box car with number decals,
but no other information. I assume there is such a prototype (although probably not this
Athearn blue box model), and I'd like to number it accurately. :-)

StLB&M = St Louis Brownsville & Mexico

Tim O'Connor


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Speedwitch SP A-50-4 finished

Charlie Duckworth
 

Ken
i had a couple issues building mine; the upper door track was extremely bend and I used it as a template using Evergreen 1” x 3” shapes and Archer rivets.  I’m happy how it came out.  As much as I tried I couldn’t bend the brass ladder in a right angle even with a bending tool designed for this purpose.  I used the ladder’s right brass part but the left one I used the brass part as a template for the hole locations and made one out of Evergreen.  Doing the end ladders kept the project on the ‘shelf of no return’ for several years. 
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: can you help me?

lrkdbn
 

try the site "hoseeker" they have a lot of old instruction sheets
Larry King


Re: Speedwitch SP A-50-4 finished

Ken Adams
 

I started my A-50-4 kit sometime before the pandemic.  Frustrated by the grab iron drilling. Will have to look at it again.

In my early 1950's freight car collection, it would probably have been in lumber service westbound from Northern California or Oregon on the SP Western Division passing through Port Costa or eastbound to the lumbering areas returning empty. If in auto service, it would have been loaded westbound with car parts for Bay area assembly plants and eastbound empty in captive service. With a very small layout, every new car must have purpose related to the layout for being there. 
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Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Photos: Southern Livestock Car 45650

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Southern Livestock Car 45650

Ralston Steel Car Company photos from the Columbus Railroads.com website.

http://columbusrailroads.com/Ralston%20photos/ralston-130-1939-SOUTHERN.JPG

http://columbusrailroads.com/Ralston%20photos/ralston-129-1939-SOUTHERN.JPG

A note on the interior photo says the car floor was concrete.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup


Re: Speedwitch SP A-50-4 finished

radiodial868
 

Love the roof (and the whole car). That is the next thing I was going to try after the recent topic on color rooftop photos.
On a 40' car what would the running board material lengths have been? 12'? 16? Would joints on the 3 boards always been staggered? or not?
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Re: C&O 50 ft DD 28500 series question

Tim O'Connor
 


Was it asphaltum, or were the seam caps enameled? I ask because asphaltum would tend
to slough off the caps, just as it does from the roof panels, but I have not seen it.

Tim O'Connor



On 8/27/2021 10:37 PM, Brian Carlson via groups.io wrote:
Does anyone know if the Chesapeake and Ohio 50 foot double door box cars in the 28,500 series had asphaltum covering the same caps? Some Erie and nickel plate box cars of the same vintage had black seam caps and since all were still under AMC in 1955 I’m curious if the C&O cars also had asphaltumon the seam caps

Brian J. Carlson 

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Boxcar Brake Wheel Location

Tim O'Connor
 


In 1966 we see this Algoma Central #3192 still has its vertical hand brake staff. These cars went all over
the place. My Dad photographed another one in Pueblo CO in 1967.

Tim O'Connor

On 8/28/2021 1:34 AM, Tony Thompson wrote:

If not regulated, did the location get changed by the car owners over the years or did they retain the earlier configuration for the life of the car?

Yes.
Tony Thompson 

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Speedwitch SP A-50-4 finished

Paul Doggett
 

Charlie thank you.
Paul 


On 28 Aug 2021, at 11:46, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

Paul
I can highly recommend the National Scale Car decals for the Virginian BX-10. http://nationalscalecar.com/product/d215-virginian-1916-built-single-sheathed-box-car/
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Speedwitch SP A-50-4 finished

Charlie Duckworth
 

Paul
I can highly recommend the National Scale Car decals for the Virginian BX-10. http://nationalscalecar.com/product/d215-virginian-1916-built-single-sheathed-box-car/
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Speedwitch SP A-50-4 finished

Paul Doggett
 

Charlie 

That A50-4 looks great.
After seeing your great model of the F&C Virginian car I have managed to pick a kit up.

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 27 Aug 2021, at 23:41, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:



Appreciate the input while I was building the A-50-4. Here’s the model next to the Virginian BX-10 just to illustrate the differences in heights of the various cars in the steam era.  I played around again with painting an unpainted roof walk on this one  


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


UPDATE: 16 Sunshine Models Kits FS

golden1014
 

Thanks for your patience and this'll be the last post on the Sunshine kits sale.  Here's an update:

Only two cars left:

  • Kit 91.13, L&N XM-1 (this is a 1923 ARA box car) - Price Reduced to $50 + $5 shipping.
  • Kit  91.17 GA RR XM-1 w/Murphy Roof and End (this is a 1923 ARA box car) - Price Reduced to $50 + $5 shipping.
The owner is very grateful for your interest!
John Golden

8721 - 8740 of 195561