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Re: Broadway Limited 6.000 gallon tank cars

Craig Zeni
 

I took the BLI floor and tossed it, replacing it with a Tichy box car floor.  Trucks mount properly and it looks fine.  Otherwise I completely overhauled the car's body and replaced much of the coarse details.

Craig Zeni
Cary NC


Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

Tim O'Connor
 

Ken

Hahahaha!! Sometime about 30 years ago I realized that if I bought a good drill press it would
eventually pay for itself in tiny drill bits !! It's been pretty rare now for years for me to break a drill
bit - and it only happens when I am doing the work by hand.

With a good drill press you could use #80 drills or even smaller ones. I keep a #80 in the press and
if I need a larger hole or two, I just use tiny reamers to enlarge the holes. :-D

Tim O'Connor



On 5/6/2022 5:33 PM, Ken Adams wrote:
Really nice.

Again I like the body FCR which appears a more "rusty" color.  As I am confined to acrylics I'll have to do some research to match. I need to differentiate foreign road cars from the darker SP FCR that I have been using. 

Here it has taken me at least 3 weeks since I started an Tichy P&LE rebuild kit and I am at a point where I might assemble the body. 72 grabiron holes drilled taking at least 15 #78 drill bits. 
--
Ken Adams

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

Eric Hansmann
 

Ken,

You should invest in a motorized drill for small bits. I haven’t broken a bit for three or four years. I use a Holland can motor outfitted with a small chuck. I use a 9v battery for power. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On May 6, 2022, at 4:33 PM, Ken Adams <smadanek44g@...> wrote:

Really nice.

Again I like the body FCR which appears a more "rusty" color.  As I am confined to acrylics I'll have to do some research to match. I need to differentiate foreign road cars from the darker SP FCR that I have been using. 

Here it has taken me at least 3 weeks since I started an Tichy P&LE rebuild kit and I am at a point where I might assemble the body. 72 grabiron holes drilled taking at least 15 #78 drill bits. 
--
Ken Adams
Omicron BA2.2 may come and go but I still live mostly in splendid Shelter In Place solitude
Location: About half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

Ken Adams
 

Really nice.

Again I like the body FCR which appears a more "rusty" color.  As I am confined to acrylics I'll have to do some research to match. I need to differentiate foreign road cars from the darker SP FCR that I have been using. 

Here it has taken me at least 3 weeks since I started an Tichy P&LE rebuild kit and I am at a point where I might assemble the body. 72 grabiron holes drilled taking at least 15 #78 drill bits. 
--
Ken Adams
Omicron BA2.2 may come and go but I still live mostly in splendid Shelter In Place solitude
Location: About half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Fw: Illinois Terminal RR Shippers Directory of 1947

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello,

My newest and 24th shippers guide reprint, is from the Illinois Terminal RR .The 70 page book has a traction orange cover.  The St. Louis industry listing is 20 pages long, listing both online and off line industries.  the Peoria listings take 6 pages. Several other large Illinois cities are also listed in detail.  This book is $24.95.

As a side note the C&EI guide is also reduced to $24.95.

The B&O/ Alton RR's are the other most recent guides.  The other guides can be seen at my website Rails Unlimited - Shippers Books (ribbonrail.com)

Rails Unlimited
Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet,
Elgin, Ill. 60120


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Wanted: Chooch sugar beet loads - HO scale

Peter Hall
 

Wanted to buy:  Chooch sugar beet loads - HO scale

If anyone has old Chooch sugar beet loads (HO scale) that they no longer need, I'll be happy to purchase them and take them off your hands.

Thanks
Pete


Re: Broadway Limited 6.000 gallon tank cars

Dave Parker
 

(Edited)

I put my Brown Company car on Tahoe 215s.  A much better match than the factory trucks.

Sorry for the confusion.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Broadway Limited 6.000 gallon tank cars

Robert Allan
 

I'd also be interested in the mounting protocol. BLI seems to have taken an alternate course on how it secures trucks to cars. The NYC USRAs are particularly annoying as the trucks really are substandard.

Bob Allan, Omaha


Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

al_brown03
 

Nice car!

AL B.


Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

Jared Harper
 

SQ Junior


Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

Charlie Duckworth
 

Thanks for the remarks; I got this kit on the afternoon of May 2nd and finished it last night (almost a Clark build).  

Mrs D is out of town so had no interruptions 😈.   
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: 1925 recently appeared at Hathi Trust

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


Oops! Thanks...
 
Claus Schlund
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2022 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] 1925 recently appeared at Hathi Trust

Claus, you are looking at ORER listings.  We've been talking about the CBCs.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Broadway Limited 6.000 gallon tank cars

Dave Parker
 

I put my Brown Company car on Tangent 215s.  A much better match than the factory trucks.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: 1925 recently appeared at Hathi Trust

Dave Parker
 

Claus, you are looking at ORER listings.  We've been talking about the CBCs.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: 1925 recently appeared at Hathi Trust

Guy Wilber
 

Claud asked:

“Dave, can you give me some hints on locating this?”

Search; “Car builders' cyclopedia of American practice”


There are six issues available; 1879 to 1925.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada 


Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

Mansell Peter Hambly
 

Simply amazing!!

 

Mansell Peter Hambly

COQUITLAM, B.C.

 

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From: gtws00 via groups.io
Sent: May 6, 2022 8:30 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

 

Nicely done as usual.
Thanks for sharing
George Toman

 


Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

gtws00
 

Nicely done as usual.
Thanks for sharing
George Toman


Re: Westerfield NYC 1916 Modernized boxcar off the workbench

Tony Thompson
 

Good looking model, Charlie. Tony


1925 recently appeared at Hathi Trust

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 


Hi Dave and List Members,
 
Dave wrote: "and the 1925 recently appeared at Hathi Trust"
 
I'm logged into Hathi Trust with my login credentials, but I'm not finding it. I searched on "railway equipment register" and also on "ORER". I found the July 1904 edition, and the June 1917 edition, but no others.
 
Dave, can you give me some hints on locating this?
 
Thanks in advance...
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2022 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Westinghouse "K"-Series Brake System

The 1922 CBC is still purchase-only as far as I know.  But the 1919 is in Google Books, and the 1925 recently appeared at Hathi Trust.

The figure that Dennis referred to was part of the MCB/ARA brake gear standard and appears in both edition -- p. 1036 in the 1919 edition, p. 902 in the 1925.

It's also Plate 18 of the 1918 MCB Stds and RPs which can be found via Google.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Broadway Limited 6.000 gallon tank cars

Bill McCoy
 

The trucks look sort of "hokie" on my BLI HOKX Tank car. What were the trucks actually supplied on the prototype? Maybe what's on the car is the best we will get but the selection of new trucks from Tangent, Tahoe, and now Plate C I think this car deserves better. Possibly all the BLI offerings do.

Bill McCoy, Jax, FL 

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