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Re: Seeking Santa Fe Help

Bob Chaparro
 

Tony Thompson modeled a Santa Fe ice service car. I'm not sure if it was a converted Bx-6 but I am sure Tony did the prototype research.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

loumickie
 

I use Tamiya Clear Flat XF-86 thinned with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. Dries flat and then you can go over it with oil washes without any issues. Here's a quick example that I just sprayed...


Re: Photos: Boxcar Being Lowered At Hoover Dam (Circa 1931-1935)

David Wiggs
 

It was previously commented on that the rectangular lifting platform might fit into the rectangular cut in the floor below and I certainly believe that.  If you look closely, you can see that two rails in the concrete would line up with the two rails on the platform, and those connect with a track close by.

davo in Orlando


Re: Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

Kevin Macomber
 

Can you tell me more? The word 'varnish' means something quite unique and don't think of it for models.

Kevin

On 2022-06-14 01:41, Scott wrote:
Check out Lucky Varnish from Ammo by Mig and Mission models flats.
Both work really well. Always practice on some astic spoons or
something before putting on model.
Scott McDonald
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[2] https://groups.io/mt/91736959/645454
[3] https://RealSTMFC.groups.io/g/main/post
[4] https://RealSTMFC.groups.io/g/main/editsub/645454
[5] https://RealSTMFC.groups.io/g/main/leave/11334620/645454/765963421/xyzzy
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Kevin Macomber
NGMC
(717) 474-8399
www.narrowgaugemodeling.com


PFE R-30-9

Eric Hansmann
 

An old model from Frank Hodina’s vault is featured on the latest Resin Car Works blog post. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


Re: Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

Scott
 

Check out Lucky Varnish from Ammo by Mig and Mission models flats.  Both work really well.  Always practice on some astic spoons or something before putting on model.

Scott McDonald 


Re: Spring 2022 Keystone Modeler

fire5506
 

The link sends you to Facebook which then asks if you want to continue to the webpage.
This is the link when you copy and paste it:
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.prrths.org%2Fcontent.aspx%3Fpage_id%3D22%26club_id%3D171391%26module_id%3D451730%26fbclid%3DIwAR1x-64boSD9qFvuhKhS3Ap45W9g5X4ZIzbOQ5x4CXxGRO7Yjc1QVQ-UouI&h=AT0s5TWRNJt-PbLdnxbyKd_Faasag_J4LWhRVCa-bkkmEJf2gQaj2oGPPV1pb5rokW89ObBmEde9qaO4Etg2dpCNHU8NdbIHnzZtHXs4mhLYyIA3Qgg5y-AzXwaHdgs1_V9tY3A&__tn__=-UK-R&c%5B0%5D=AT3qbvDA8IcnY61U-ytwuSKQfTtmRSIvzV2LdZwiCQCBit_UL4bWVRgbzvlBvxI5sZsEtHP1lG-7RDp1DfI_WJQzrtYcBPI2l_5U1oaKS7MNL_XEqb83ZYOAJyYc2nOGw3-tBRjwOZz-d-LcqwbuyFVcStdE6nfRseO5SDFMDdP72Q8TMA

Richard Webster


Re: Baggage Car As An Airplane Parts Carrier

James McDonald
 

Hello all,

I believe Ian is correct. From newspaper reports it appears that the Erie was materially involved in the cross-country flight and provided the car, at least for part of the journey. Attached is a clipping describing the car as painted white. Source is the Lake County Times, October 6, 1911 page 7 in the collection of the Library of Congress.

Bob mentioned that Vin Fiz didn’t catch on. This may be in part because at least some places were serving it as a hot beverage rather than a cold one. Mmmm. Hot grape soda. Sign me up.

Take care,

James McDonald
Greenbelt, Maryland


Re: Spring 2022 Keystone Modeler

Kevin Macomber
 

Thank you for sharing.

On 2022-06-13 09:00, Bruce Smith wrote:
Folks,
The Spring 2022 issue of The Keystone Modeler, our 120th issue, is now
ready for download from our web site at
https://www.prrths.org/content.aspx?page_id=22... [1]
The Keystone Modeler is a free E-zine produced quarterly by the
Pennsylvania Railroad Technical and Historical Society.
Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL
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[2] https://RealSTMFC.groups.io/g/main/message/193315
[3] https://groups.io/mt/91727048/645454
[4] https://RealSTMFC.groups.io/g/main/post
[5] https://RealSTMFC.groups.io/g/main/editsub/645454
[6] https://RealSTMFC.groups.io/g/main/leave/11334620/645454/765963421/xyzzy
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Kevin Macomber
NGMC
(717) 474-8399
www.narrowgaugemodeling.com


Re: USAX 11225 Questions

Bruce Smith
 

IIRC, these cars were also ICC Class 102, instead of the typical class 103 of the era.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of David via groups.io <jaydeet2001@...>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2022 6:01 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] USAX 11225 Questions
 
CAUTION: Email Originated Outside of Auburn.
Lettered on the right side of the tank is EMERGENCY USGA AC&F CO, .and the built date of 10-42. What is EMERGENCY USGA?
This was a temporary relaxation of tank car construction standards in 1942 for the purpose of building up a fleet of cars to haul crude oil and gasoline until new pipelines could be built to handle the load. Their primary distinguishing trait was  the use of 4-course tank shells.

David Thompson


Re: USAX 11225 Questions

Richard Townsend
 

Its tank's capacity was 9553 gallons. The dome had a capacity of 217 gallons.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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From: Michael Palmieri <mikepalmieri@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jun 13, 2022 3:46 pm
Subject: [RealSTMFC] USAX 11225 Questions

I have three questions about U.S. Army tank car USAX 11225. 

I have an image taken in 1958, and next to LT WT 40900 is FIN 8 49.  Where was FIN?
 
Lettered on the right side of the tank is EMERGENCY USGA AC&F CO, .and the built date of 10-42. What is EMERGENCY USGA?

How many gallons could this car hold?

Thanks.

 
Mike Palmieri – Aubrey, Texas


USAX 11225 Questions

David
 

Lettered on the right side of the tank is EMERGENCY USGA AC&F CO, .and the built date of 10-42. What is EMERGENCY USGA?
This was a temporary relaxation of tank car construction standards in 1942 for the purpose of building up a fleet of cars to haul crude oil and gasoline until new pipelines could be built to handle the load. Their primary distinguishing trait was  the use of 4-course tank shells.

David Thompson


USAX 11225 Questions

Michael Palmieri
 

I have three questions about U.S. Army tank car USAX 11225. 

I have an image taken in 1958, and next to LT WT 40900 is FIN 8 49.  Where was FIN?

 

Lettered on the right side of the tank is EMERGENCY USGA AC&F CO, .and the built date of 10-42. What is EMERGENCY USGA?

How many gallons could this car hold?

Thanks.

 

Mike Palmieri – Aubrey, Texas


Re: Northern Refrigerator Line NRC 17080

Jim Betz
 

Lester,
  Excellent - simply exCELLent.
                                                              - Jim in the PNW


Seeking Santa Fe Help

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


I have another question for the Santa Fe Gods.
Santa Fe converted some Bx-6 boxcars to ice service.   The cars were repainted gray at that time.  Were the trucks and underb I by also painted gray?

Thanks for any help:

Bill Pardie





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Water-Base Clear Flat Coating

Charles Greene
 

I'm decaling a tank car and will be airbrushing it with a clear flat coating to kill the gloss. I've used Model Master clear flat acrylic, but it results in a slight milky look, especially over dark colors, like the "pavement" (dark gray) shade on this car. One recommendation I found on a military modelers site was AK Interactive's ultra matte varnish. Another I found via Google is Minwax Polycrylic Clear Ultra Flat polyurethane. Both are water-base which I prefer over solvent-base types. The AK coating is kind of expensive at $12/2ozs. whereas the Minwax is $12/8ozs. Anybody use either one of these? Results? Preferences? Other suggestions?

Chuck Greene
St. Charles, IL 
  


Re: PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

Dave Parker
 

Andy, I don't understand the "small chance" qualifier:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log_Cabin_syrup

BTW, this got me digging a bit.  Vermont Maid was the first blended breakfast syrup, and was founded in Burlington, VT in 1906.  In some significant part because of the rail connections there (Rutland and Central Vermont).  There's a cool YouTube video about Vermont Maid, ca. 3 minutes long.
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Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

 

Read the sign again. 

“100 carloads in four trains”

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Jun 13, 2022, at 2:16 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


There is a small chance that one of the pancake syrups carrioed in this p[icture's car may be one I discovered decades ago.

While a college student in California's Humboldt Bay region I worked with a friend doing construction work as it paid 3 times what the available minimum wage offering jobs had.

An older home, which I believe was built in the 1920s, was a job we had taken on to refresh the pantry and side entrance area. We stripped the inside lath walls and made the discovery of a few silver dollar coins, a few empty vegetable cans and an M. J Brandenstein Coffee can with a hand written letter from a Sherrif from the next county north with grimn notes of pour health of a relative. The coins we gave to the house's owner who gladly offered the remaining relics to me, which besides the aforementioned cans was a steel tin can of Log Cabin Syrup (You were all probably wondering where I was going with this!). This can was in the shape of a cabin and the lithographed paint was in good shape. Seeing that this was in California, and around the time this picture was taken I like to think that my can made the trip to California with the other 1000s of cans carried in the 4 box cars.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12:00:48 PM PDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

Photo courtesy of Jeff Stein.

He comments:

“The banner reads: “WORLD’S GREATEST SHIPMENT...”

“One Hundred Carloads in Four Special Trains”...heading to Sacramento.

H.C. Tibbetts, photographer.”

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup

PFE__Syrup__Jeff_Stein_Collection.jpg

PFE__Syrup__Jeff_Stein_Collection.jpg


PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

Andy Carlson
 

There is a small chance that one of the pancake syrups carrioed in this p[icture's car may be one I discovered decades ago.

While a college student in California's Humboldt Bay region I worked with a friend doing construction work as it paid 3 times what the available minimum wage offering jobs had.

An older home, which I believe was built in the 1920s, was a job we had taken on to refresh the pantry and side entrance area. We stripped the inside lath walls and made the discovery of a few silver dollar coins, a few empty vegetable cans and an M. J Brandenstein Coffee can with a hand written letter from a Sherrif from the next county north with grimn notes of pour health of a relative. The coins we gave to the house's owner who gladly offered the remaining relics to me, which besides the aforementioned cans was a steel tin can of Log Cabin Syrup (You were all probably wondering where I was going with this!). This can was in the shape of a cabin and the lithographed paint was in good shape. Seeing that this was in California, and around the time this picture was taken I like to think that my can made the trip to California with the other 1000s of cans carried in the 4 box cars.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Monday, June 13, 2022 at 12:00:48 PM PDT, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

Photo courtesy of Jeff Stein.

He comments:

“The banner reads: “WORLD’S GREATEST SHIPMENT...”

“One Hundred Carloads in Four Special Trains”...heading to Sacramento.

H.C. Tibbetts, photographer.”

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup


PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

PFE Reefers Haulin’ Syrup (Undated)

Photo courtesy of Jeff Stein.

He comments:

“The banner reads: “WORLD’S GREATEST SHIPMENT...”

“One Hundred Carloads in Four Special Trains”...heading to Sacramento.

H.C. Tibbetts, photographer.”

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup

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