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Re: Speedwitch

John Sykes III
 

Speedwitch is not Ted's full time job.  When he is on business travel, etc. it sometimes takes a while for him to respond.

-- John


Re: PRR H30 decals

Andy Miller
 

I have heard that early production of Tichy decal were done on very heavy stock.  They learned, threw out all that remained of that run and have used thinner stock since.   Mind you, this is hearsay.  I have not (yet) bought any Tichy decals!

 

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chuck Cover
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 1:53 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR H30 decals

 

Group,

 

I have used Tichy decals on quite a few projects and have found them fine.  I attached a photo of a Sunshine Mather boxcar that I decorated with Tichy decals.  I think everyone should judge for themselves. 

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM


Re: PRR H30 decals

Brian Carlson
 

They must vary by run. The set I bought was unusable. Ymmv. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 15, 2021, at 1:55 PM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:

They are thick on the sheet but seem to me okay on a weathered car - - meaning all of mine.
Tony Thompson 


On Oct 15, 2021, at 10:53 AM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:



Group,

 

I have used Tichy decals on quite a few projects and have found them fine.  I attached a photo of a Sunshine Mather boxcar that I decorated with Tichy decals.  I think everyone should judge for themselves. 

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

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--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: PRR H30 decals

 

John Frantz of Mount Vernon Shops makes beautiful sets of Pennsy equipment including the H30s, unfortunately he is sold out on the white keystone set. He does have the black lettering for the gray cars though.

You might get in contact with him to see if he will rerun them.

Rich Christie





Re: PRR H30 decals

Tony Thompson
 

They are thick on the sheet but seem to me okay on a weathered car - - meaning all of mine.
Tony Thompson 


On Oct 15, 2021, at 10:53 AM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:



Group,

 

I have used Tichy decals on quite a few projects and have found them fine.  I attached a photo of a Sunshine Mather boxcar that I decorated with Tichy decals.  I think everyone should judge for themselves. 

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

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Re: PRR H30 decals

Chuck Cover
 

Group,

 

I have used Tichy decals on quite a few projects and have found them fine.  I attached a photo of a Sunshine Mather boxcar that I decorated with Tichy decals.  I think everyone should judge for themselves. 

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM


Re: PRR H30 decals

Brian Carlson
 

Thick. Many tichy decals are more like vinyl lettering. I threw mine out. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 15, 2021, at 12:24 PM, Andy Miller <aslmmiller@...> wrote:



Clark,

   I suspect a typo in  "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them".  Is the ink “thin” or “thick”?

 

Regards,

 

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 10:37 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR H30 decals

 

My buddy ordered a set from Des Plaines just before I got an email stating they had 4 sets of PRR hopper decals. Turns out the decals he got were Tichy. He had the best description of their decals. "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them"

We both thought we saved the email offering the Champ decals, but neither of us can find them. Could that person please contact me again?

My bewildered friend would very much appreciate it.  ;  ))

cepropst@q.com


--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: PRR H30 decals

Andy Miller
 

Clark,

   I suspect a typo in  "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them".  Is the ink “thin” or “thick”?

 

Regards,

 

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2021 10:37 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR H30 decals

 

My buddy ordered a set from Des Plaines just before I got an email stating they had 4 sets of PRR hopper decals. Turns out the decals he got were Tichy. He had the best description of their decals. "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them"

We both thought we saved the email offering the Champ decals, but neither of us can find them. Could that person please contact me again?

My bewildered friend would very much appreciate it.  ;  ))

cepropst@q.com


Re: Speedwitch

Brian Carlson
 

The email on the website works. 

You’re close to violating the list rules when it comes to discussions of business practices. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 15, 2021, at 11:02 AM, themotive@... wrote:



Hi,

Does anybody have any way of contacting Ted Culotta from Speedwitch?  I ordered a book a month ago and I still haven't received it.  I sent him an email and don't get any response.  

The book that I ordered still shows up as being in stock, but I'm wondering if I should just cancel the order by stopping payment on my credit card.  I wanted the book, but I'm not ok with paying for the book and not getting anything in return.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks,

Mark Mincek


--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Speedwitch

themotive@...
 

Hi,

Does anybody have any way of contacting Ted Culotta from Speedwitch?  I ordered a book a month ago and I still haven't received it.  I sent him an email and don't get any response.  

The book that I ordered still shows up as being in stock, but I'm wondering if I should just cancel the order by stopping payment on my credit card.  I wanted the book, but I'm not ok with paying for the book and not getting anything in return.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks,

Mark Mincek


Re: PRR H30 decals

Clark Propst
 

My buddy ordered a set from Des Plaines just before I got an email stating they had 4 sets of PRR hopper decals. Turns out the decals he got were Tichy. He had the best description of their decals. "The ink is so think even a blind man can read them"

We both thought we saved the email offering the Champ decals, but neither of us can find them. Could that person please contact me again?

My bewildered friend would very much appreciate it.  ;  ))

cepropst@q.com


Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Brian Carlson
 

Ted also did this car a few years back. 
I thought it was on his blog but I don’t see it there. There was a file at one time.

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 14, 2021, at 8:25 PM, Douglas Harding <iowacentralrr@...> wrote:



Richard Hendrickson covered modeling the 50’ PK2 car in the following articles.

http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1996_3/ p50

http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1996_9/ p48

 

He put Eastern Car Works National Type B-1s under his CBQ car.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 50' box car help

 

At a train show last Sunday I picked up a P2K kit of a CB&Q 50’ DD box car for $6. I usually have a RMJ or RP Cyc article of a car I’m modeling, but not this time (unless I missed something?). I cruised through the underframe assemble, but hit a wall on the trucks. Are the kit supplied trucks correct? Maybe or ASF A-3s? I've come to believ 'most' of the stuff in these kits is correct. But the trucks and other parts I'm about to mention are pretty much generic in my opinion. I looked at the B end parts on the sprue. There’s a crude Ajax hand wheel with a gear box that’s (to the best of my knowledge) not Ajax. Is Ajax correct? Is the wood running board correct. Guess that’s what I need to know to finish it?
Clark


--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Douglas Harding
 

Richard Hendrickson covered modeling the 50’ PK2 car in the following articles.

http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1996_3/ p50

http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1996_9/ p48

 

He put Eastern Car Works National Type B-1s under his CBQ car.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 50' box car help

 

At a train show last Sunday I picked up a P2K kit of a CB&Q 50’ DD box car for $6. I usually have a RMJ or RP Cyc article of a car I’m modeling, but not this time (unless I missed something?). I cruised through the underframe assemble, but hit a wall on the trucks. Are the kit supplied trucks correct? Maybe or ASF A-3s? I've come to believ 'most' of the stuff in these kits is correct. But the trucks and other parts I'm about to mention are pretty much generic in my opinion. I looked at the B end parts on the sprue. There’s a crude Ajax hand wheel with a gear box that’s (to the best of my knowledge) not Ajax. Is Ajax correct? Is the wood running board correct. Guess that’s what I need to know to finish it?
Clark


Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Vera Mills
 

Hello,
Thanks to Al Brown, a note saved at the time is as follows:

Re: proto 50' automobile boxcar Burlington

Posted by: "al_brown03" abrown@...   al_brown03

Fri Nov 5, 2010 3:11 am (PDT)

Burlington had two classes of 50' steel auto cars: classes XA-15A (48000-48224 and 49500-49674) and XA-15B (48500-48599). There were re-numberings later. Both series of XA-15A's came with AAR spring plankless trucks (of slightly different types); the XA-15B's came with National Type B trucks. Both classes had end doors; XA-15A's had Evans auto loaders, XA-15B's didn't. This info is from the article in RP CYC 13 on Burlington's steel auto cars.

Al Brown

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Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Douglas Harding
 

A review of the Proto 2000 cars and its history by Richard Hendrickson is in Railmodel Journal, October, 1995. http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1995_10/ page 20

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 50' box car help

 

At a train show last Sunday I picked up a P2K kit of a CB&Q 50’ DD box car for $6. I usually have a RMJ or RP Cyc article of a car I’m modeling, but not this time (unless I missed something?). I cruised through the underframe assemble, but hit a wall on the trucks. Are the kit supplied trucks correct? Maybe or ASF A-3s? I've come to believ 'most' of the stuff in these kits is correct. But the trucks and other parts I'm about to mention are pretty much generic in my opinion. I looked at the B end parts on the sprue. There’s a crude Ajax hand wheel with a gear box that’s (to the best of my knowledge) not Ajax. Is Ajax correct? Is the wood running board correct. Guess that’s what I need to know to finish it?
Clark


Re: CB&Q 50' box car help

Nelson Moyer
 

If you give me the road number, I’ll know he class, and then I can look up trucks in the CB&Q truck table.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Clark Propst via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] CB&Q 50' box car help

 

At a train show last Sunday I picked up a P2K kit of a CB&Q 50’ DD box car for $6. I usually have a RMJ or RP Cyc article of a car I’m modeling, but not this time (unless I missed something?). I cruised through the underframe assemble, but hit a wall on the trucks. Are the kit supplied trucks correct? Maybe or ASF A-3s? I've come to believ 'most' of the stuff in these kits is correct. But the trucks and other parts I'm about to mention are pretty much generic in my opinion. I looked at the B end parts on the sprue. There’s a crude Ajax hand wheel with a gear box that’s (to the best of my knowledge) not Ajax. Is Ajax correct? Is the wood running board correct. Guess that’s what I need to know to finish it?
Clark


CB&Q 50' box car help

Clark Propst
 

At a train show last Sunday I picked up a P2K kit of a CB&Q 50’ DD box car for $6. I usually have a RMJ or RP Cyc article of a car I’m modeling, but not this time (unless I missed something?). I cruised through the underframe assemble, but hit a wall on the trucks. Are the kit supplied trucks correct? Maybe or ASF A-3s? I've come to believ 'most' of the stuff in these kits is correct. But the trucks and other parts I'm about to mention are pretty much generic in my opinion. I looked at the B end parts on the sprue. There’s a crude Ajax hand wheel with a gear box that’s (to the best of my knowledge) not Ajax. Is Ajax correct? Is the wood running board correct. Guess that’s what I need to know to finish it?
Clark


Re: PS-1 Underframe

Scott H. Haycock
 

Thanks, Al. That's the one I was looking for. 

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
ent

On 10/13/2021 3:29 PM Allan Smith <smithal9@...> wrote:
 
 
 
PS-1 Underframe with 8' door 
 
Al Smith
Sonora Ca
 
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 09:44:27 AM PDT, Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@...> wrote:
 
 


On Oct 13, 2021, at 1:58 AM, Scott H. Haycock < shhaycock@...> wrote:

I need an underframe drawing for a 40' PS-1 with an 8' door built in 1954. The model I'm working on is A D&H car. I thought I had a scan from an old MM Article in my computer, but I'm unable to find it.

Any help would be appreciated!
Scott,
In April 1953 with production of 100 PS-1s built in lot 8105, Pullman-Standard introduced a new underframe modification applicable to subsequent PS-1s with door openings of 6’, 7’, and 8'. This new standard u/f design originated with the development and building of an experimental car, PSX-1 (the 2nd) in Job Order No. 36935, in which several other design changes were also made, such as welded seams joining the top & bottom end sheets (vs. riveted) & a change to the bolster design that included wider bolster to side sill connections (i.e., “bolster tabs”). All of these changes were incorporated in the 250 D&H 20000-20249 PS-1s built in lot 8294. 
 
The lot 8105 & subsequent 40’ PS-1s used a “standard spread” of 8’-7 3/4”, measured to the crossbearer vertical webs. Truck centers were 30’-10”. Other applicable underframe dimensions are as follows with dimensions measured from the car center line to the vertical webs of either the crossbearers or floor beams (4” x 8.2 lb. Z). 
 
a. 4’-3 7/8” to crossbearer web.
b. 8’-3 7/8” to 1st floor beam web (closest to car lengthwise center line).
c. 11’-2 3/4” to 2nd floor beam (closest to bolsters).
d. 15’-5” to bolster center line.
 
For drawings I suggest the N&W Historical Society Archives. P-S lots 8261 (N&W 42000-42499, built 8-55) & 8306 (N&W 42500-42899, built 10-56), which were nearly identical to the D&H cars of interest to you. The underframe should be identical. 
 
Underframe & brake arrg’t -  https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=2679
 
Good luck with your model! 
Regards,
Ed Hawkins
 


Re: PS-1 Underframe

Scott H. Haycock
 

Thanks, Ed!
 
I located the N&W drawings per your recommendation-perfect!
 
I noticed that PS calls the crossbearers 'floor beams'. I looked up both terms in the 1940 CBC, and they appear to not be exactly the same thing. Since the term predates these cars, what, if anything, is the difference?  
 
Scott Haycock

Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantment

On 10/13/2021 10:44 AM Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@...> wrote:
 
 


On Oct 13, 2021, at 1:58 AM, Scott H. Haycock < shhaycock@...> wrote:
I need an underframe drawing for a 40' PS-1 with an 8' door built in 1954. The model I'm working on is A D&H car. I thought I had a scan from an old MM Article in my computer, but I'm unable to find it.

Any help would be appreciated!
Scott,
In April 1953 with production of 100 PS-1s built in lot 8105, Pullman-Standard introduced a new underframe modification applicable to subsequent PS-1s with door openings of 6’, 7’, and 8'. This new standard u/f design originated with the development and building of an experimental car, PSX-1 (the 2nd) in Job Order No. 36935, in which several other design changes were also made, such as welded seams joining the top & bottom end sheets (vs. riveted) & a change to the bolster design that included wider bolster to side sill connections (i.e., “bolster tabs”). All of these changes were incorporated in the 250 D&H 20000-20249 PS-1s built in lot 8294. 
 
The lot 8105 & subsequent 40’ PS-1s used a “standard spread” of 8’-7 3/4”, measured to the crossbearer vertical webs. Truck centers were 30’-10”. Other applicable underframe dimensions are as follows with dimensions measured from the car center line to the vertical webs of either the crossbearers or floor beams (4” x 8.2 lb. Z). 
 
a. 4’-3 7/8” to crossbearer web.
b. 8’-3 7/8” to 1st floor beam web (closest to car lengthwise center line).
c. 11’-2 3/4” to 2nd floor beam (closest to bolsters).
d. 15’-5” to bolster center line.
 
For drawings I suggest the N&W Historical Society Archives. P-S lots 8261 (N&W 42000-42499, built 8-55) & 8306 (N&W 42500-42899, built 10-56), which were nearly identical to the D&H cars of interest to you. The underframe should be identical. 
 
Underframe & brake arrg’t -  https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=2679
 
Good luck with your model! 
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: PS-1 Underframe

Scott H. Haycock
 

Hi Tim,
 
I'll pull that issue out, thanks.
 
Do any of the PS-1 model makers produce the late underframe with 3 floor stringers on each side of the centerbeam?

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
ent

On 10/13/2021 9:48 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
 
 

The article you remember is from the May 1993 Mainline Modeler.

But... why not just turn a Kadee or Intermountain or Tangent PS-1 box car upside down? The central cross bearers
may need to be relocated to the corners of the doors, but other than that...

Tim O'Connor


On 10/13/2021 2:58 AM, Scott H. Haycock wrote:
Folks,

I need an underframe drawing for a 40' PS-1 with an 8' door built in 1954. The model I'm working on is A D&H car. I thought I had a scan from an old MM Article in my computer, but I'm unable to find it.

Any help would be appreciated!

Scott Haycock

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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