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PFE reefer - road number might be 17432 - in Nov 1926

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
PFE reefer - road number might be 17432 - in Nov 1926
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


Re: Milwaukee USRA SS (faded) boxcar color question

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Rapid offered a product to sprayu on a finished casr to replicate fading paint.  Ir qas covered in an RMC article about two years ago.  Rapido always seemed to be out of the item but I found]\one in a hobby shop in Canada.  I have not tried it as yet.

Bill Pardie

On Sep 22, 2021, at 2:11 AM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

I’ve just finished a Westerfield USRA SS boxcar and have decals to finish it as a Milwaukee RR car.  I’d like to finish as a car that’s been in service 15+ years so looking for some suggestions on using Tru-Color paints to obtain a faded boxcar finish.  

Thanks 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



Photo: CDX Livestock Car 217 (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CDX Livestock Car 217 (Undated)

Photo courtesy of the New York Central Historical Society:

https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/133733

CDX reporting mark (Cudahy) belonged to General American Transportation Corp. from 1941 to 1955. Eliminated in 1956.

I have a listing that shows CDX cars in trains (sorry, no railroad or location) as follows:

CDX   202     12 TONS        CATTLE         24-Aug-41

CDX   411     6 TONS          SHEEP          23-Aug-47

CDX   439     EMPTY          EMPTY          30-Jan-46

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Photo: New Your Central Livestock Car #s-23172

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: New Your Central Livestock Car #S-23172

Photo courtesy of the New York Central Historical Society:

https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/129003

Truss road car. Photo circa 1923.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

brianleppert@att.net
 

Page Porter worked in MDC's art department.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Andy Laurent
 

Resin Car Works has a great blog entry on the WP SS DD boxcars.  Look down into the comments section for the road numbers that retained their original door openings.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/western-pacific-50-foot-automobile-box-car/ 

Andy L. 
Madison, WI


1920s plastic freight car guide

Eric Hansmann
 

The guide to 1920s era HO scale plastic freight cars was updated recently. I included links to Rail Model Journal articles where appropriate.

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/a-guide-to-1920s-era-ho-scale-plastic-freight-cars/

 

I keep this current and plan to add the Rapido UTLX Class X-3 tank car soon. A few of the models listed have not been in production for several years, but may be obtained via train shows and other sources.

 

The resource page is focused on plastic models of freight cars built between 1900 and 1930. Links and references to articles are included to assist modelers in gathering more information.

 

If I missed listing a plastic model or a reference, please let me know off list. Same goes for broken links.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Re: Milwaukee USRA SS (faded) boxcar color question

Chuck Cover
 

Hi Charlie,

 

I do not use Tru-Color paints, however, when I want to do a faded car, I paint the car it’s prototypical color, apply decals, and then weather it with washes of acrylic paints.  For the MILW car shown, I used Raw Umber with a small amount of Parchment acrylic paint mixed and then diluted with water to make a thin wash.  The wash is applied to the ends and sides using vertical brush strokes.  Wait a few minutes for the wash to dry and apply additional washes until you get the faded effect that you desire.  White can be substituted for parchment but it lightens the wash much more. 

 

The faded look we see in prototypical photos of freight cars is actually caused by many washes of rain/snow and dust/dirt that cover the cars.  Makes sense to weather our models in a similar fashion.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

PRR’s Shamokin Branch


Re: Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

Tim O'Connor
 

The Intermountain model has a serious flaw that has been well documented.

The Exactrail model is excellent. The Ribside cars were quite nice too although less detailed.
Exactrail also produced an excellent B&O M-53 box car, but never followed up with a release
of the cars with newer doors.

https://exactrail.com/products/x-milwaukee-road-40-rib-side-box-car-milw

Tim O'Connor

On 9/21/2021 8:51 PM, Jeff Helm wrote:
Intermountain is taking reservations for theirs in several schemes, and Accurail has announced a few kits recently (from the former Ribside Car tooling).  Not sure of anyone else doing them in HO.
--
Cheers

Jeff Helm
--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Ray Breyer
 

WP 40001-40100 were 50-foot, single sheathed, end door, auto boxcars.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:41:06 PM CDT, Clark Propst via groups.io <cepropst@...> wrote:


I recently picked up a WP Roundhouse 50' single sheathed, with steel double doors. Didn't notice the model had a auto door in one end till I got home. Is it still good for WP?
Thanks for all replies,
Clark Propst


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Tim O'Connor
 


Oops July 1995 as Eric said

On 9/22/2021 9:05 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Railmodel Journal July 1996 - 9 page article by Richard Hendrickson

I think either Page Porter or Brian Leppert gets the credit for the MDC tooling.

There were 7 physically different kits

  single wood door
  double wood door
  double wood door with end door
  steel double door with end door
  steel double door with end door and nameplate on door
  steel double door with name plate on door
  steel double door

Tim O'Connor


On 9/21/2021 11:41 PM, Clark Propst via groups.io wrote:
I recently picked up a WP Roundhouse 50' single sheathed, with steel double doors. Didn't notice the model had a auto door in one end till I got home. Is it still good for WP?
Thanks for all replies,
Clark Propst




--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Tim O'Connor
 

Railmodel Journal July 1996 - 9 page article by Richard Hendrickson

I think either Page Porter or Brian Leppert gets the credit for the MDC tooling.

There were 7 physically different kits

  single wood door
  double wood door
  double wood door with end door
  steel double door with end door
  steel double door with end door and nameplate on door
  steel double door with name plate on door
  steel double door

Tim O'Connor

On 9/21/2021 11:41 PM, Clark Propst via groups.io wrote:
I recently picked up a WP Roundhouse 50' single sheathed, with steel double doors. Didn't notice the model had a auto door in one end till I got home. Is it still good for WP?
Thanks for all replies,
Clark Propst
--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Eric Hansmann
 

Richard's article starts on page 12 of this July 1995 Rail Model Journal.
http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1995_7/

FYI, the Roundhouse model seems to follow real prototypes compared to the Walthers version.



Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


On 09/22/2021 6:45 AM al_brown03 <abrown@...> wrote:


Hi Clark, 

Richard Hendrickson (I think) did an article (in RMJ?) on the Roundhouse and MDC 50' SS double-door boxcars ... listing features for various roads. I'll look it up when I get home tonight, if someone doesn't beat me to it. I *think* your answer is "yes" but want to check.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.



Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

al_brown03
 

Make that Roundhouse and *Walthers*.


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

al_brown03
 

Hi Clark, 

Richard Hendrickson (I think) did an article (in RMJ?) on the Roundhouse and MDC 50' SS double-door boxcars ... listing features for various roads. I'll look it up when I get home tonight, if someone doesn't beat me to it. I *think* your answer is "yes" but want to check.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Milwaukee USRA SS (faded) boxcar color question

Charlie Duckworth
 

I’ve just finished a Westerfield USRA SS boxcar and have decals to finish it as a Milwaukee RR car.  I’d like to finish as a car that’s been in service 15+ years so looking for some suggestions on using Tru-Color paints to obtain a faded boxcar finish.  

Thanks 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Clark Propst
 

I recently picked up a WP Roundhouse 50' single sheathed, with steel double doors. Didn't notice the model had a auto door in one end till I got home. Is it still good for WP?
Thanks for all replies,
Clark Propst


Re: Photo: Alton Aluminum Boxcar 1200

Clark Propst
 

I know the M&StL versions had hollow axles for lighter weight, maybe they all did? They were an issue. the axle would suck the waste out of the journal box resulting in hot boxes.
Clark Propst


Re: Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

Clark Propst
 

Besides Accurail's old Ribside Cars Exactrail is re-releasing their version. Saw them at the StL RPM.
Clark Propst


Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Interesting three dome tank car St Louis 23rd St yard

Bruce Smith
 

Scott,

A large group of two-dome, single compartment tank cars were built in the US during WWII for service in Europe. This was done to provide enough dome capacity while allowing the domes to meet clearences. While there has been some discussion as to whether any of these saw service in the US, they were moved on their wheels to ports of embarkation so they did traverse US rails. 

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL 


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Subject: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Interesting three dome tank car St Louis 23rd St yard
 
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While some multi _manway_ single compartment tank cars have been built since 1960, for phosphorus for instance, I can't recall ever seeing a multi _dome_ single compartment tank car.  Can't say that such did not exist, but if such did exist I'd love to see a photo.  

This is not to say that all the compartments of a multi-compartment tank could not be used for the same product.  Probably happened a lot during the war years.

Yes, dome-less non-pressure tanks (spec ICC-111) were built before 1960, first by Union Tank in 1956 IIRC, they were not by any means common until after 1960.

Scott Chatfield

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