Date   

Re: Westerfield USRA SS Ann Arbor boxcar

Robert Allan
 

Lots of good modeling here: AA car, building, and other freight cars. I like the SLSF box with the sacks inside. Reminds me of my sojourn in Atchison.

Bob
Omaha


Re: Trussrod flat car KCS 021625 with bouy load

Robert G P
 

Thanks Dennis!


On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 12:05 PM Dennis Storzek <dennis@...> wrote:
On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 05:24 PM, Robert G P wrote:
What type of trucks are those?
Fox trucks, which were pressed steel pedestal type trucks.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Photo: Forward Facing Great Northern Rocky (1939)

Dennis Storzek <dennis@...>
 

On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 09:49 AM, Bob Chaparro wrote:

Photo: Forward Facing Great Northern Rocky (1939)

Photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017718317/resource/

A USRA double sheath car that has been re-sheathed and equipped with a Youngstown door. This photo well illustrates the spotting features I mentioned yesterday; the shape of the poling pocket casting, which caps the end of the inset side sill, and the casting that anchors the diagonal rod 1/3 of the way up the end.

Not so evident is the fact that the ends are wider than on the USRA SS cars, those only have to cover the ends of the sheathing which is in line with the side sill. On the SS car the diagonal rod from the sill to the end was replaced by a flat strap on the outside of the sheathing. The diagonal rod wasn't unique to the USRA cars; other double sheathed cars with steel frames built around the same time also used it, most notably the NYC 36' and 40' cars.

Dennis Storzek


Photo: Railroad Yards - Minneapolis, Minnesota (1939)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Railroad Yards - Minneapolis, Minnesota (1939)

Photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017718495/resource/

Good assortment of period freight cars.
Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Forward Facing Great Northern Rocky (1939)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Forward Facing Great Northern Rocky (1939)

Photo from the Library of Congress:

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017718317/resource/

For George Clooney - Goats who stare at men.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Trussrod flat car KCS 021625 with bouy load

Dennis Storzek <dennis@...>
 

On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 05:24 PM, Robert G P wrote:
What type of trucks are those?
Fox trucks, which were pressed steel pedestal type trucks.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Westerfield USRA SS Ann Arbor boxcar

Paul Doggett
 

Charlie 

I really like the mill.

Paul Doggett 


On 21 Jun 2022, at 16:34, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:



Fenton
I scratch built the feed mill based on field measurements and photos.  The center structure was missing due to a fire but the current owner had some old calendars and photos that showed me how it looked.  The basement was a chick hatchery.  I’ve found paper flour sacks on eBay from the mill.   Here’s a few images. 

94E8BA11-600F-413F-BAC0-EBC8CEA64E40.jpegCEC11685-327E-40B7-8393-337888D570D3.jpegE5FD45BE-C6D0-4DE8-86BD-752F889AB847.jpegE3FB2F49-D0B3-435E-8C34-2C3994E289E3.jpeg
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Westerfield USRA SS Ann Arbor boxcar

Charlie Duckworth
 

Fenton
I scratch built the feed mill based on field measurements and photos.  The center structure was missing due to a fire but the current owner had some old calendars and photos that showed me how it looked.  The basement was a chick hatchery.  I’ve found paper flour sacks on eBay from the mill.   Here’s a few images. 


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Westerfield USRA SS Ann Arbor boxcar

Robert kirkham
 

Those kits build into a nice looking model. 

The Ann Arbor lettering always seems more modern to my eyes that most of the other lines.  I wonder why they had the large name so early . . .

Rob    

On Jun 21, 2022, at 5:16 AM, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:

When Rapido announced they were going to make the USRA SS boxcars RTR two Westerfield kits showed up on eBay for $20 each.  I built one as a Milwaukee Road and the other for the Ann Arbor.  Just completed the AA last night. 

<C00AF823-09D9-4AD7-801E-7C2E472D4984.jpeg><CD770893-0E04-4536-B0E2-223AD4C32674.jpeg><0B34C497-FF07-4473-8320-72A967FD044A.jpeg>
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



Re: Westerfield USRA SS Ann Arbor boxcar

Paul Doggett
 

Charlie 
Very nice .

Paul Doggett 

On 21 Jun 2022, at 13:16, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:



When Rapido announced they were going to make the USRA SS boxcars RTR two Westerfield kits showed up on eBay for $20 each.  I built one as a Milwaukee Road and the other for the Ann Arbor.  Just completed the AA last night. 

C00AF823-09D9-4AD7-801E-7C2E472D4984.jpegCD770893-0E04-4536-B0E2-223AD4C32674.jpeg0B34C497-FF07-4473-8320-72A967FD044A.jpeg
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Westerfield USRA SS Ann Arbor boxcar

O Fenton Wells
 

Well done Charlie and the background building is very nice too.  I like the weathering on it especially
Fenton

On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 8:16 AM Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51=duck.com@groups.io> wrote:

When Rapido announced they were going to make the USRA SS boxcars RTR two Westerfield kits showed up on eBay for $20 each.  I built one as a Milwaukee Road and the other for the Ann Arbor.  Just completed the AA last night. 


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Westerfield USRA SS Ann Arbor boxcar

Charlie Duckworth
 

When Rapido announced they were going to make the USRA SS boxcars RTR two Westerfield kits showed up on eBay for $20 each.  I built one as a Milwaukee Road and the other for the Ann Arbor.  Just completed the AA last night. 


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Trussrod flat car KCS 021625 with bouy load

Robert G P
 

Wow! Thats a neat one. What type of trucks are those?

-Robert

On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 3:10 PM Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:
Hi List Members,


Trussrod flat car KCS 021625 with bouy load as published in the TEXACO
STAR Feb 1918 issue - see attached


Enjoy!


Claus Schlund







Re: Photo: Oil Loading Rack

Tony Thompson
 

Edward Sutorik wrote:

Wow. Not a ladder in sight, going up to the domes.
The car on the left (I'm assuming UTLX 639 or 629) has a curious mid-car tank hold-down rig, that goes around the dome . . .
This was to prevent rotation around the long axis of the tank, before the introduction of center anchors for tank cars.

Tony Thompson
tony@...


Re: Photo: Oil Loading Rack

spsalso
 

Wow.  Not a ladder in sight, going up to the domes.

The car on the left (I'm assuming UTLX 639 or 629) has a curious mid-car tank hold-down rig, that goes around the dome.  And a railing, instead of a handrail, along the tank.  I see at least two similar cars on the other track, and it appears they also have the goofy mid-car hold-down.

In 1926, there were 190 cars in the series 551-999.


Ed

Edward Sutorik


Photo: Oil Loading Rack

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Oil Loading Rack

A photo from the Gateway To Oklahoma History website:

https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1593835/m1/1/?q=Loading

Photo editing software should improve the lighting of this photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Trussrod flat car KCS 021625 with bouy load

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,


Trussrod flat car KCS 021625 with bouy load as published in the TEXACO STAR Feb 1918 issue - see attached


Enjoy!


Claus Schlund


Re: NP, MILW & M&StL ??? c.1939

Clark Propst
 

The M&StL 25000e series were all used cars.
25000-25298 from PM 1937-1953
25400-25898 from PM 1939-1953
25300-25898 from ? 1940-1953
Info from Gene Green


Re: Wood grain doors

Guy Wilber
 

Rich wrote:

“As an early 1950’s New England modeler, I’m wondering if a car with grain doors would ever show up in that part of the world.”

One option would be bulk shipments of various types of animal feed for use in both the dairy and poultry trade (dressed chickens and eggs) within New England.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada


Oil and Gas Distribution - Post WW-II

Jim Betz
 

Hi,
  Here is what I remember - growing up in a small town in Washington State.

  Gas and Diesel came to town in both tank cars (more) and trucks and was
delivered to an oil dealer.  From the oil dealers it went out to gas stations
and such - nearing the end of this list we started to see "Truck Stops"
becoming a much bigger deal than before.  It was an every day sight to
see a tank car spotted at the Standard dealer and a fleet of trucks coming
and going for local deliveries.  Just a few miles East of Anacortes were
the agricultural areas of the Skagit Valley which had their own dealers.
  In the early and middle 50's we had 2 refineries that were built just outside
of town.  These brought in crude from Alaska and shipped out a variety of
products by tank cars (more) and trucks.  I do not remember them shipping
out finished product in the same tanker ships that brought in the crude - but
that may have been done (to get product up to Alaska).
  Sorry, but I don't remember where the next closest refineries were.

  I think of this as the basic model for oil and gas in the 50's - all across the
U.S. - in this era.  Correct?
                                                                                        - Jim in the PNW

3761 - 3780 of 197075