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Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Tim O'Connor
 

LOL !! maybe you're too young to recall the VIGOROUS and RANCOROUS debate over wood sides
that erupted and broke up the original Freightcars mailing list into factions and led some people to
abandon ship entirely! 😂

Let's just say this has been a sore point for decades. And not just plastic - resin and brass too!

Tim O'Connor

On 9/24/2021 5:30 PM, steve_wintner via groups.io wrote:
Has anyone found a good technique for filling in the overly thick "board" grooves ? Between that and carving off grabs, I've avoided this and many other plastic cars...

I've wondered if Mr. Hobby Surfacer would do the trick but have too many other tasks on the list ...

Steve
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Funaro and Camerlengo B&O Boxcar

Paul Doggett
 

Hi
I have just finished a Funaro and Camerlengo B&O M15L boxcar it’s in bad need of ops repaint I am afraid my weathering is no where near that of Charlie Duckworths
Paul Doggett England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


Re: Trucks on Lancaster and Chester Box Car

Tim O'Connor
 


First one appears to be a Barber sideframe with spring plank (Tahoe or Exactrail perhaps?).

The second photo is a Barber without a spring plank (Branchline truck).

Tim O'Connor

P.S. We could really use an UPDATE of the Richard Hendrickson PDF of model trucks, as at least
a dozen new and quite excellent trucks have been produced since that document was finished.



On 9/24/2021 4:32 PM, Mark Rossiter wrote:

I am still trying to become proficient in identifying the various freight car trucks.  Would someone please identify the trucks under this Chester and Lancaster box car?  I believe they have spring planks, but I am no expert. 

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5517191

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5150712

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

Mark Rossiter


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Westerfield Milwaukee USRA SS boxcar off the bench

Tim O'Connor
 


That's a beauty !

On 9/24/2021 2:52 PM, Charlie Duckworth wrote:

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Tim O'Connor
 

30 or so years ago after breaking about a dozen #80 drills over the course of a year I invested
in a high quality drill press. I still use it and almost never break drills anymore.

A freight car can require a LOT of drilling. I once counted 75 holes drilled for a resin gondola kit.

I use hand held pin vises only for larger drills, or for reaming out (enlarging) holes.

Tim O'Connor

On 9/24/2021 1:32 PM, Ken Adams wrote:
I have taken to wearing a thick glove on my left hand (I am right handed) when slicing off plastic cast on detail.  Too many slips and a run for the band-aid box.

Also look beyond the Exacto blades to UMM chisels and scrapers, OLFA tools and the narrower X-17a blade.

Now if I could only keep the #78-79 drill bits from breaking for drilling the replacement mounting holes.  I have probably tried every suggestion in the pages of this group dating back to Yahoo groups and other web pages and magazine articles and not found any foolproof method that works for me.
 --
Ken Adams
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Freight car trucks

Eric Hansmann
 

The latest DesignBuildOp blog post introduces a new freight car truck line from Zenith Model Works. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


Re: P-S riveted boxcars

O Fenton Wells
 

Pat Wider has a great presentation on these cars and covers them in RPC vol 1
Fenton 


On Sep 25, 2021, at 2:15 AM, Scott H. Haycock <shhaycock@...> wrote:

Folks,

Were Pullman Standard's Bow Tie roofs ever applied to their riveted box cars that were built just before the PS-1 welded box cars were introduced?

Thanks,

Scott Haycock


Re: Westerfield Milwaukee USRA SS boxcar off the bench

Paul Doggett
 

Another excellent job Charlie the weathering is great.
Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 



P-S riveted boxcars

Scott H. Haycock
 

Folks,

Were Pullman Standard's Bow Tie roofs ever applied to their riveted box cars that were built just before the PS-1 welded box cars were introduced?

Thanks,

Scott Haycock


Intermountain Santa Fe Refrigerator car - in kit form

Kenneth Montero
 

IF someone is looking for the Intermountain Railway Co. Santa Fe ice refrigerator car in undecorated kit form, Intermountain is offering them on a pre-order reservation basis:
https://files.constantcontact.com/6a6d4255701/38ae3a82-1ffa-4011-8a1d-982bacf0862d.pdf
The other "decorated" cars probably are RTR. No price listing.
Please note the deadline for ordering one is October 31, 2021.
Ken Montero


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD / drilling holes problems

D. Scott Chatfield
 

To reduce bit breakage, first, make sure the bit sticks out of the chuck twice the length of the flutes, second, lay off the scotch.....

Scott Chatfield


Re: Trucks on Lancaster and Chester Box Car

Jim Gates
 

Yes on the 1957 photograph. Looks like no on the 1971 photograph.

Jim Gates
On Friday, September 24, 2021, 03:32:52 PM CDT, Mark Rossiter <mrossiter327@...> wrote:


I am still trying to become proficient in identifying the various freight car trucks.  Would someone please identify the trucks under this Chester and Lancaster box car?  I believe they have spring planks, but I am no expert. 

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5517191

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5150712

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

Mark Rossiter


Re: Westerfield Milwaukee USRA SS boxcar off the bench

Steve SANDIFER
 

Extremely well done – car and elevator. Very realistic weathering.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth
Sent: Friday, September 24, 2021 1:52 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Westerfield Milwaukee USRA SS boxcar off the bench

 


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Westerfield Milwaukee USRA SS boxcar off the bench

O Fenton Wells
 

Super car, model and great finish 
Fenton 


On Sep 24, 2021, at 4:59 PM, np328 <jcdworkingonthenp@...> wrote:

Incredible paint and weather job.  What a step above. Echo Nelson's comment. 
The roof effect is just so nice.                                         James Dick -Roseville, MN


Re: looking for Sunshine instructions

Tim O'Connor
 


Thanks I received several copies of the instructions! Thanks for the help. :-)

Tim O'Connor

On 9/24/2021 2:19 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:

I probably have them, but am not at home. Can check later if no one else does.

Tony Thompson
tony@...



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I am fortunate in that I have a set of Andy Carlson's cast sides for this car.  I got the castings as I am skillfully challenged when it comes to carving off ladders (Years ago when Richard Hendrickson was doing articles for the "Western /Southwestern prototype magazines I attempted to carve the side and end ladders off a Trains Miniaure refer.  After many unsuccessful hours of carving I abandoned the practice forever).

Andy has always been critical  of the deep board separations  This prompted him to do the castings.  I hope to get to.this project in this lifetime.

Bill Pardie




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-------- Original message --------
From: "steve_wintner via groups.io" <steve_wintner@...>
Date: 9/24/21 11:30 AM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Has anyone found a good technique for filling in the overly thick "board" grooves ? Between that and carving off grabs, I've avoided this and many other plastic cars...

I've wondered if Mr. Hobby Surfacer would do the trick but have too many other tasks on the list ...

Steve


Re: Trucks on Lancaster and Chester Box Car

George Courtney
 

Somewhat off topic, but not entirely.  The writing No Wage Freeze dates this photo to the President Nixon-Ford years.  I remember it well along with WIN buttons.

George Courtney


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

steve_wintner
 

Has anyone found a good technique for filling in the overly thick "board" grooves ? Between that and carving off grabs, I've avoided this and many other plastic cars...

I've wondered if Mr. Hobby Surfacer would do the trick but have too many other tasks on the list ...

Steve


Re: Westerfield Milwaukee USRA SS boxcar off the bench

np328
 

Incredible paint and weather job.  What a step above. Echo Nelson's comment. 
The roof effect is just so nice.                                         James Dick -Roseville, MN


Re: Westerfield Milwaukee USRA SS boxcar off the bench

al_brown03
 

Nice car!

AL B.

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