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Re: Photo: Watermelons In Livestock Car (Undated)

Doug Paasch
 

In addition to using stock cars for fruit, they were also pressed into service during the grain rush.  Of course for that they were steam cleaned and lined with cardboard, tarps, possibly plywood or whatever worked to enclose the grain.

Doug Paasch


On Thu, May 26, 2022, 6:29 PM Charles Etheredge <ceth512@...> wrote:
Back in the 1920-50's (for sure),  a LOT of watermelons were loaded on stock cars out of Hempstead, Texas.   That area was one, if not THE hub  of the watermelon areas of the state..
I have a picture somewhere of a dozen or more cattle cars waiting to be loaded with a bunch of horse drawn wagons full of melons.  I've eaten a bunch of Hempstead melons.   Droll......


Re: WRX 9000

Bill Parks
 

The photo in Green's book is after the rebuild from an overhead bunker reefer, to a bunkerless reefer, and the car no longer had any ice bunkers or hatches.  The caption is wrong.  Instead of say "it has eight ice hatches", it should say "it had eight ice hatches", as there are no hatches on the car at the time of that photo.  I think what you are seeing as "hatches" is just rust and discoloring of those panels (weathering).

The caption also mentions that given that the sliding plug door goes all the way to the roof, that the overhead bunkers weren't in use.  In reality, they probably weren't even there having been removed during the rebuild.

--
Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida


Re: WRX 9000

Andy Laurent
 

Tim,

Give this page a look (check the line "ORER Notes" under each listing for special equipment and features):
http://www.greenbayroute.com/orerdetail.htm#WRX9000RS 

WRX put cars in dried blood service in later years (rebuilt ex-DT&I 11500-11799 steel plug-door RB's), but I am not aware of any 1929-built WRX wood-sided cars that had hatches.

Andy L.
Madison WI


Re: Future Release of HO ART Wood Reefer?

Charlie Duckworth
 

I’d not heard this but an improved resin kit over the old Sunshine release is long overdue. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: NP Box Cars 17823 and 17925

Charlie Duckworth
 

Lester
Very nice, you’ve certainly helped raise the bar on my own building with your detailed notes and parts used. 
Charlie 

On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 8:25 PM Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:

I have built two Yarmouth Model Works resin Northern Pacific (NP), steel 1937 design Box Cars 17823 and 17925.  If you are interested in the build of these resin one piece body box car kits.  Photos and writeup of the build process including painting, lettering and weathering are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Brass Steam Locomotives that Pull Freight Cars.

Paul Doggett
 

Steve 

Can get piano wire down to 0.006” and upwards in increments of 0.001” so it should be suitable for most applications.

Paul Doggett 


On 26 May 2022, at 22:04, steve_wintner via groups.io <steve_wintner@...> wrote:

Understood Paul, on both - I was referring to coil springs and your comment " get replacement springs from these days fortunately I have some in stock from Greenway Products I am not sure if they are still trading."

I'm also wondering how stuff the piano wire is - if ever needed, and if you find it's too stiff, that'd give you some options.

Steve


Re: NP Box Cars 17823 and 17925

Paul Doggett
 

Lester 

Very nicely done models .
Paul Doggett 


On 27 May 2022, at 02:25, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:



I have built two Yarmouth Model Works resin Northern Pacific (NP), steel 1937 design Box Cars 17823 and 17925.  If you are interested in the build of these resin one piece body box car kits.  Photos and writeup of the build process including painting, lettering and weathering are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer


Future Release of HO ART Wood Reefer?

nyc3001 .
 

In 2019, Bill Welch told me that a wood ART reefer was planned to be released in resin at some point. Does anyone know if this is still the case?

-Phil Lee


Re: F&C B&O Wagontop Covered Hopper build instructions

pennsylvania1954
 

Bob--I have this kit, too. Also no instructions. It came from a friend who ran out of time to build it. The parts aren't even unfolded from the tissue. I doubt he removed the instructions.
--
Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: NP Box Cars 17823 and 17925

Robert kirkham
 

nicely modelled.  

Rob

On May 26, 2022, at 6:25 PM, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:

I have built two Yarmouth Model Works resin Northern Pacific (NP), steel 1937 design Box Cars 17823 and 17925.  If you are interested in the build of these resin one piece body box car kits.  Photos and writeup of the build process including painting, lettering and weathering are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer



NP Box Cars 17823 and 17925

Lester Breuer
 

I have built two Yarmouth Model Works resin Northern Pacific (NP), steel 1937 design Box Cars 17823 and 17925.  If you are interested in the build of these resin one piece body box car kits.  Photos and writeup of the build process including painting, lettering and weathering are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer


Re: Westerfield ATSF BX-12 Rebuilt boxcar

Chet
 

I was going to mention the rubber label with the date of manufacture, but Dennis beat me to it.  I started a 41 plus years in train service  in 1960 and the labels
were on almost all air hoses.  They seem to start disappearing in the mid 1960's.  They were about an inch wide and three inches long, red was the only color I recall.
The only time I recall seeing glad hands that looks silver was when they were on new cars or had replaced an old hose.  They were weathered a very dirty color.
The angle cocks were a gray color if unpainted, although many were painted the same color as the car they were on.  Most air hoses had hose clamps at each end
to hold the glad hands and the threaded casting that screwed into the angle cock.  They were often a stainless metal color.

A  DRGW flatcar has a new hose showing the color of the glad hand when new.
The PFE reefer and GN boxcar shows the red label well and weathered glad hands.

Chet French
Dixon IL


Re: WRX 9000

Richard Townsend
 

Thanks for the photo, but it's not the same car. The WRX 9000 had steel sides after rebuilding. It looks like Western Refrigerator just lumped all their reefers into one number series (9000-9999) regardless of design and, apparently, function. WRX 9000 may even have been a one-off.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
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And now, with attachment :-[

On 5/26/2022 8:23 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

They were bunkerless reefers - RB - also sometimes known as insulated box cars

I've never seen a roof view but there may be something up there, like in this view (attached).
I don't know if they are "hatches" (access ports?) or even if they are all alike.

Why would an RB have hatches ? Something's odd. Did these cars have internal storage tanks?
(Like the Linde cars, which had insulated tanks and hatches in the roof. But those were XT.)

Dried Blood. How is that shipped?

On 5/26/2022 7:32 PM, Richard Townsend via groups.io wrote:
On page 122 of Gene Green's reefer color guide there is a photo of WRX 9000, rebuilt in 1954 from a 1936 reefer. The caption says it has eight ice hatches and if I squint I might be able to see them (second roof panel in from each end, and then sixth roof panel in). It also appears to have a radial roof. I'd like to learn more about this car and I'm looking for any measured drawings, diagrams, and other information about the car. 

Richard Townsend

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Photo: Watermelons In Livestock Car (Undated)

Charles Etheredge
 

Back in the 1920-50's (for sure),  a LOT of watermelons were loaded on stock cars out of Hempstead, Texas.   That area was one, if not THE hub  of the watermelon areas of the state..
I have a picture somewhere of a dozen or more cattle cars waiting to be loaded with a bunch of horse drawn wagons full of melons.  I've eaten a bunch of Hempstead melons.   Droll......


Re: WRX 9000

Tim O'Connor
 


And now, with attachment :-[

On 5/26/2022 8:23 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

They were bunkerless reefers - RB - also sometimes known as insulated box cars

I've never seen a roof view but there may be something up there, like in this view (attached).
I don't know if they are "hatches" (access ports?) or even if they are all alike.

Why would an RB have hatches ? Something's odd. Did these cars have internal storage tanks?
(Like the Linde cars, which had insulated tanks and hatches in the roof. But those were XT.)

Dried Blood. How is that shipped?

On 5/26/2022 7:32 PM, Richard Townsend via groups.io wrote:
On page 122 of Gene Green's reefer color guide there is a photo of WRX 9000, rebuilt in 1954 from a 1936 reefer. The caption says it has eight ice hatches and if I squint I might be able to see them (second roof panel in from each end, and then sixth roof panel in). It also appears to have a radial roof. I'd like to learn more about this car and I'm looking for any measured drawings, diagrams, and other information about the car. 

Richard Townsend

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: WRX 9000

Tim O'Connor
 


They were bunkerless reefers - RB - also sometimes known as insulated box cars

I've never seen a roof view but there may be something up there, like in this view (attached).
I don't know if they are "hatches" (access ports?) or even if they are all alike.

Why would an RB have hatches ? Something's odd. Did these cars have internal storage tanks?
(Like the Linde cars, which had insulated tanks and hatches in the roof. But those were XT.)

Dried Blood. How is that shipped?

On 5/26/2022 7:32 PM, Richard Townsend via groups.io wrote:
On page 122 of Gene Green's reefer color guide there is a photo of WRX 9000, rebuilt in 1954 from a 1936 reefer. The caption says it has eight ice hatches and if I squint I might be able to see them (second roof panel in from each end, and then sixth roof panel in). It also appears to have a radial roof. I'd like to learn more about this car and I'm looking for any measured drawings, diagrams, and other information about the car. 

Richard Townsend

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


ADMIN: Too many brass locomotives, too few freight cars

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Folks,

 

               At some point in the past, Mike said that it was okay to mention steam locomotives here on STMFC.  However, I think the current thread has gone on long enough.  Let’s wind it down, or those interested parties can continue to discuss it off-list.

 

Thanks,

 

-Jeff Aley

Deputy Moderator, RealSTMFC

 


Re: 2022 DFW Red River RPM Online Ticket Sales and Table Reservations

Jacob Damron
 

All:

I had copied the text body from our announcement on Facebook. I didn't realize that by doing so it would embed the webpage preview that FB coded. I apologize. Our webpage is not associated with Facebook. You can access our webpage directly at RedRiverRPM.org and our tickets page is https://redriverrpm.org/tickets

I apologize again for any confusion.

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WRX 9000

Richard Townsend
 

On page 122 of Gene Green's reefer color guide there is a photo of WRX 9000, rebuilt in 1954 from a 1936 reefer. The caption says it has eight ice hatches and if I squint I might be able to see them (second roof panel in from each end, and then sixth roof panel in). It also appears to have a radial roof. I'd like to learn more about this car and I'm looking for any measured drawings, diagrams, and other information about the car. 

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Re: Brass Steam Locomotives that Pull Freight Cars.

william darnaby
 

I have stayed away from this because it is really off topic but I will stick my toe in this just once.  The core of my steam fleet is 12 Halllmark IC 4-8-2's that have been considerably redetailed and re-geared.  The boilers are full of lead shot and weigh at least 2 pounds.  Needless to say, for those with experience, the axle bearings and springing is crude as the bearings are bronze tubes and the springing is a piece of .010 stainless wire spanning all of the bearings.  It works but I periodically have to replace the wire as it can take a set.  This becomes apparent when the loco lends to lean to one side.  I wish the springing was more conventional but it doesn't seem worth the effort to make the conversion.  I can always put GP9's in service if I have to.

And don't get me started about those damnable English Whitworth siderod screws.

Bill Darnaby


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