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Re: PLE 46145 gon with scrap tin load 1942

nyc3001 .
 

Some of these cars apparently survived up to 1953. It looks like both the wood and steel side versions could be useful for most steam era modelers given their longevity and abundance.

-Phil


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

nyc3001 .
 

KINX 104 looks like a Type 17 GATC tank car. 

-Phil Lee


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

Michael Gross
 

Thanks, Claus.

This photo takes me back in more ways than one, particularly the fact that my buddies and I built a "fort" along a C&NW embankment near my home in Chicago.  Lots of dreams were shared in that makeshift home along the tracks.
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA


Re: PLE 46145 gon with scrap tin load 1942

Eric Hansmann
 

The NYC Lines built 5,000 gondolas in Lots 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336-G in 1916. They were 46-foot, 2-inch interior length with 1018 cubic capacity. The cars were originally built with composite sides and drop ends for mill service. The NYC had 4,000 of these cars with 500 each assigned to the MC and P&LE.

Many were converted to steel sides, such as this one in a 1925 image.

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


On 11/24/2021 3:26 PM Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:


Hi List Members,

PLE 46145 gon with scrap tin load 1942


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Enjoy!

Claus Schlund




Re: PLE 46145 gon with scrap tin load 1942

charlie9
 

Just put some Reynold's Wrap in the wife's blender.
Charlie


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

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks Lester, Just wondering
Fenton

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 10:23 AM Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:
Fenton no preference.  Both fine kits and fun to build.    Each kit builds into a different version of the “sawtooth” so both needed.  The Speedwitch a little easier to build as one piece body vs. Sunshine flat kit. 
Lester Breuer



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

Lester Breuer
 

Fenton no preference.  Both fine kits and fun to build.    Each kit builds into a different version of the “sawtooth” so both needed.  The Speedwitch a little easier to build as one piece body vs. Sunshine flat kit. 
Lester Breuer


Re: PLE 46145 gon with scrap tin load 1942

Todd Sullivan
 

The load looks to be mostly tin cans - round and flat.  I'm not sure I want to tackle that in HO!

Todd Sullivan


Re: GM&O 35200 Series Automobile Car

Bill McClure
 

George,

I am not worthy, I am not worthy, I am....

Bill

PS: Stunning model!


Re: PLE 46145 gon with scrap tin load 1942

gary laakso
 

What a great picture!  Thank you very much for sharing.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

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Hi List Members,

 

PLE 46145 gon with scrap tin load 1942

 

 

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Enjoy!

 

Claus Schlund

 


PLE 46145 gon with scrap tin load 1942

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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 &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

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


View of twin hopper TP&W 485 in 1947

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


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

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

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

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