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View of twin hopper TP&W 485 in 1947

David
 

The car is one of the ex-Clinchfield slightly-taller Gla copies in TP&W 431-490. The metadata gives a date of 6-19-46, which is still almost four years after the reweigh date. This car doesn't have the second higher grab on the left side, either.

David Thompson


CNW 41735 flat with turntable bridge load 1944 on Illinois Central Bloomington IL

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
CNW 41735 flat with turntable bridge load 1944 on Illinois Central Bloomington IL
 
 
Metadata below
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


View of twin hopper TP&W 485 in 1947

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


a number of freight cars in this 1947 view taken on the Alton

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
We see a number of freight cars in this 1947 view taken on the Alton.
 
CMO 40ft ss boxcar
Several ALTON 40ft ds boxcars that might be stencilled CONDEMNED
Tank car KINX 104 (8000 gal nominal capacity)
 
Native resolution image can be seen at the link below
 
 
Metadata at the link below
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Wisconsin Central “Sawtooth” SS Box Car with Murphy Ends

O Fenton Wells
 

Lester, Since you built both Speedwitch and Sunshine versions which finished product do you like more?
Fenton 


On Nov 24, 2021, at 4:46 PM, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:



I have completed the build of Sunshine Models Wisconsin Central  (W.C.) “sawtooth”  box car, numbered 135316.  Even if you are not a Wisconsin Central fan you may want to see the new photo etched double sill step Peter Aue has designed for sale by Yarmouth Model Works.  And, Wisconsin Central  paint, lettering and weathering.  If you are interested, photos and write up are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.  If would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

 

Keep Modeling,

Lester Breuer

 


Wisconsin Central “Sawtooth” SS Box Car with Murphy Ends

Lester Breuer
 

I have completed the build of Sunshine Models Wisconsin Central  (W.C.) “sawtooth”  box car, numbered 135316.  Even if you are not a Wisconsin Central fan you may want to see the new photo etched double sill step Peter Aue has designed for sale by Yarmouth Model Works.  And, Wisconsin Central  paint, lettering and weathering.  If you are interested, photos and write up are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.  If would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

 

Keep Modeling,

Lester Breuer

 


Prototype Rails 2022 in Cocoa Beach, FL

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Folks,

 

Prototype Rails 2022 is a little bit over a month away!  As usual, there will be some great clinics about Freight Cars of various eras.  They include

 

Brown: Cars from Quarantine - 3 freight car modeling projects

Culotta: PFE's Early 1950s Fleet- Prototypes & Models

Hile: UTLX X-3 tank cars

Hile: Shake – N – Take

Panza: Trailer Train’s Bethlehem Steel 100-T, 68' Flats

B. Smith: PRR N4 Cabin Car - Kitbashing a Kitbash

Switzer: Favorite Frt Car Projects 9 - NKP

Thomas: Tropicana: 50 years and Counting

 

For more info, see our website at http://www.prototyperails.com .

 

See you at the Beach!

 

-Jeff Aley

Clinic Chairman, PR’22

 


Yes, Virginia, There is a Shake n Take

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Please excuse the multiple posts.

 

For those attending, or planning to attend, the January 2022 Prototype Rails at Cocoa Beach please be aware that there will be one of the annual Shake n Take projects presented.

 

We are without Greg Martin, but his friends aim to continue the tradition in his memory.

 

There will be a formal announcement of the project this coming Saturday evening, around 7:00 PM CST with an invitation to respond and be included.

 

Unfortunately, this year there were costs in obtaining some of the parts for the project and we will be asking for a $15 donation (cash or check to be delivered at the meet.)  No one will be denied participation due to an inability to contribute, however.

 

Looking forward to January,

Steve Hile


Re: Steam Fittings for Tank Car Heads

Dave Parker
 

Hi Steve:

The only thing that comes to mind is (maybe) one of the clean-out/wash-out plugs from the Pre Scale locomotive catalog.  Might get you the flange and then you could add the pipe-ends?

Best regards.

Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

Jay Styron
 

Gobsmacked! What an inspiration…thanks.
Jay Styron


Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

James Brewer
 

George,

Amazing and beautiful work....and what Clark said!!

Jim Brewer


Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

Clark Propst
 

George, You're an animal!  ;  ))

Clark Propst


Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

gtws00
 

Thanks for all the kind comments on my GM&O Autocar
A fun project trying new materials and methods
George Toman


Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

gtws00
 

Hi Scott, the corner braces and rest of the underframe are all scratch from styrene. For the corner braces, I made a scale copy off the general arrangement drawing and cut the braces from the paper. Next I glued them to some stryene with some Stick Glue as used for paper and crafts. It sticks well enough to hold and cut and is easily cleaned off. I then cut the braces out and then glued the flanges to the sides. I used mostly Archer rivets for the underframe to save some time. Attached are a couple of in progress photos
George Toman


Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

Scott H. Haycock
 

Hi George,

This is an incredible model! I don't know whether to be intimidated, awestruck, or both. Inspired, at the very least.

I'd like to know about the corner braces, and especially the crossbearers. Were they included in the kit or did you make them? I'm working on a variety of the PS-1 underframe and need some similar items for my project.

Again, an amazing build!

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
ent

George Toman wrote:


I finally got around to completing the build of a GM&O 35200 series Auto Car. The starting point was a HO Scale Speedwitch Kit that included a Branchline Body and resin ends, doors, parts and decals.....


Steam Fittings for Tank Car Heads

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Please excuse the cross posts.  Thanks.

 

I wonder if anyone has seen, or is aware of, commercially available castings for the steam heat connections that show up on the heads of some tank cars.  I need several pair for a project.

 

They look like this on a three compartment car at the Museum of Transport in St. Louis.

 

 

Any guidance appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Steve Hile


Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

O Fenton Wells
 

Nelson hit the nail on the head, your work is outstanding.  Excellent
Thanks for sharing
Fenton

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 10:59 AM gtws00 via groups.io <gtws00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I finally got around to completing the build of a GM&O 35200 series Auto Car. The starting point was a HO Scale Speedwitch Kit that included a Branchline Body and resin ends, doors, parts and decals.
I was fortunate to have picked this kit up from Ed Hawkins who also help me obtain General Arrangement and Brake Arrangement Drawings from the National Museum of Transportation in St Louis. After looking the drawings over 
I decided to scratchbuild a new accurate underframe. Along the way many items were scratched or modified for this car to better match the general arrangement drawings. An item that stalled my build were the somewhat unique10 rung ladders. Friend Jim King of Smoky Mountain Model Works came to the rescue and designed and printed ladders from the General Arrangement Drawings using an SLA 3D printer. The Side and end grabs and Equipco Brake Housing is also 3d printed by Jim. Attached are a couple of photos of the build showing the underframe, sides, ends and a couple of the finished car still to be weathered. Note that the underframe side sill is built up of two C Channels as per the drawings and the crossties nest in the c-channel.  A note on the end ladders is that the right-hand stile is a flat piece of steel and not L-shaped as the other side. The flat piece has bends in it that allow for it to be attached to the ends. Look closely and you can see this captured as per the prototype. Car was finished with Vallejo Acrylic Paint and given a coat of Pledge/Future Floor Care before the decals were applied and then a final coat of Model Masters Flat was applied.
A fun project using old and new materials and methods to construct
George Toman



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Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

Paul Doggett
 

Geogre 
A fine build 
Paul Doggett 


On 23 Nov 2021, at 16:37, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:



George, there’s no question about you setting the bar for craftsmanship. You’ve produced another outstanding model that would be completely at home is a museum. Your work is a benchmark for all of us.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gtws00 via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

 

I finally got around to completing the build of a GM&O 35200 series Auto Car. The starting point was a HO Scale Speedwitch Kit that included a Branchline Body and resin ends, doors, parts and decals.
I was fortunate to have picked this kit up from Ed Hawkins who also help me obtain General Arrangement and Brake Arrangement Drawings from the National Museum of Transportation in St Louis. After looking the drawings over 
I decided to scratchbuild a new accurate underframe. Along the way many items were scratched or modified for this car to better match the general arrangement drawings. An item that stalled my build were the somewhat unique10 rung ladders. Friend Jim King of Smoky Mountain Model Works came to the rescue and designed and printed ladders from the General Arrangement Drawings using an SLA 3D printer. The Side and end grabs and Equipco Brake Housing is also 3d printed by Jim. Attached are a couple of photos of the build showing the underframe, sides, ends and a couple of the finished car still to be weathered. Note that the underframe side sill is built up of two C Channels as per the drawings and the crossties nest in the c-channel.  A note on the end ladders is that the right-hand stile is a flat piece of steel and not L-shaped as the other side. The flat piece has bends in it that allow for it to be attached to the ends. Look closely and you can see this captured as per the prototype. Car was finished with Vallejo Acrylic Paint and given a coat of Pledge/Future Floor Care before the decals were applied and then a final coat of Model Masters Flat was applied.
A fun project using old and new materials and methods to construct
George Toman


Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

Nelson Moyer
 

George, there’s no question about you setting the bar for craftsmanship. You’ve produced another outstanding model that would be completely at home is a museum. Your work is a benchmark for all of us.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gtws00 via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

 

I finally got around to completing the build of a GM&O 35200 series Auto Car. The starting point was a HO Scale Speedwitch Kit that included a Branchline Body and resin ends, doors, parts and decals.
I was fortunate to have picked this kit up from Ed Hawkins who also help me obtain General Arrangement and Brake Arrangement Drawings from the National Museum of Transportation in St Louis. After looking the drawings over 
I decided to scratchbuild a new accurate underframe. Along the way many items were scratched or modified for this car to better match the general arrangement drawings. An item that stalled my build were the somewhat unique10 rung ladders. Friend Jim King of Smoky Mountain Model Works came to the rescue and designed and printed ladders from the General Arrangement Drawings using an SLA 3D printer. The Side and end grabs and Equipco Brake Housing is also 3d printed by Jim. Attached are a couple of photos of the build showing the underframe, sides, ends and a couple of the finished car still to be weathered. Note that the underframe side sill is built up of two C Channels as per the drawings and the crossties nest in the c-channel.  A note on the end ladders is that the right-hand stile is a flat piece of steel and not L-shaped as the other side. The flat piece has bends in it that allow for it to be attached to the ends. Look closely and you can see this captured as per the prototype. Car was finished with Vallejo Acrylic Paint and given a coat of Pledge/Future Floor Care before the decals were applied and then a final coat of Model Masters Flat was applied.
A fun project using old and new materials and methods to construct
George Toman


GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

gtws00
 

I finally got around to completing the build of a GM&O 35200 series Auto Car. The starting point was a HO Scale Speedwitch Kit that included a Branchline Body and resin ends, doors, parts and decals.
I was fortunate to have picked this kit up from Ed Hawkins who also help me obtain General Arrangement and Brake Arrangement Drawings from the National Museum of Transportation in St Louis. After looking the drawings over 
I decided to scratchbuild a new accurate underframe. Along the way many items were scratched or modified for this car to better match the general arrangement drawings. An item that stalled my build were the somewhat unique10 rung ladders. Friend Jim King of Smoky Mountain Model Works came to the rescue and designed and printed ladders from the General Arrangement Drawings using an SLA 3D printer. The Side and end grabs and Equipco Brake Housing is also 3d printed by Jim. Attached are a couple of photos of the build showing the underframe, sides, ends and a couple of the finished car still to be weathered. Note that the underframe side sill is built up of two C Channels as per the drawings and the crossties nest in the c-channel.  A note on the end ladders is that the right-hand stile is a flat piece of steel and not L-shaped as the other side. The flat piece has bends in it that allow for it to be attached to the ends. Look closely and you can see this captured as per the prototype. Car was finished with Vallejo Acrylic Paint and given a coat of Pledge/Future Floor Care before the decals were applied and then a final coat of Model Masters Flat was applied.
A fun project using old and new materials and methods to construct
George Toman

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