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Re: C&O fuel tank cars

Scott Pitzer
 

Sorry, this was supposed to go to David Thompson (I forgot to change the "TO:")-- but all can join in...
(I'm trying to slide by, using an existing kit if I can get away with it!)

Remember the listing of fuel cars that appeared (with a couple of photos) in the C&OHS magazine? Based on the sketchy data and mixed-bag acquisitions that were made, is there any chance that one of the available HO kits (including Sunshine X-3's) COULD match one of the cars?

Scott Pitzer


Re: N&W BPa Box Car

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

On Mar 3, 2004, at 2:50 PM, Bruce Smith wrote:

The all time listing says Discontinued as of 2002...
Do you mean the all time listing on my web site that I should probably pay closer attention to?

Ted


N&W BPa Box Car

Scott A. Reed <lildiggr@...>
 

After a year on ebay almost every day I am still searching for both of the Sunshine N&W BPa box car kits ? Anyone have any suggestions on where to find these kits, surely there has to be some still be out there in "unbuilt" land.
Thanks
Scott A. Reed, LFDLE


Re: N&W BPa Box Car

Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>
 

On Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at 04:47 PM, Ted Culotta wrote:

On Mar 3, 2004, at 4:30 PM, Scott A. Reed wrote:

I was under the impression that they were discontinued and not any
more will
be made??
Maybe I was misinformed?
As far as I know the X29, M-26 and W&LE cars were out of production,
but the X28/X28A and BPA are still in the lineup. I can inquire when
Sunshine is here in Calif. in two weeks.

Regards,
Ted Culotta
The all time listing says Discontinued as of 2002...

Happy Rails
Bruce


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Re: N&W BPa Box Car

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

On Mar 3, 2004, at 4:30 PM, Scott A. Reed wrote:

I was under the impression that they were discontinued and not any more will
be made??
Maybe I was misinformed?
As far as I know the X29, M-26 and W&LE cars were out of production, but the X28/X28A and BPA are still in the lineup. I can inquire when Sunshine is here in Calif. in two weeks.

Regards,
Ted Culotta


Re: N&W BPa Box Car

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

On Mar 3, 2004, at 2:51 PM, Scott A. Reed wrote:

After a year on ebay almost every day I am still searching for both of the Sunshine N&W BPa box car kits ? Anyone have any suggestions on where to find these kits, surely there has to be some still be out there in "unbuilt" land.

Scott:

How about Sunshine?

regards,
Ted Culotta


Re: A word from Southern Car & Foundry

switchengines <jrs060@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Jon Cagle" <jscagle@m...> wrote:
" It is my goal to improve on the processes as best as possible to
create an easier kit to assemble as future projects are released.

Speaking of future projects, we have started the research on the
next car project with some tooling already created. Which will be
tank cars."

Jon, this is one I know that many of us are looking forward to,
the combination of a well engineered kit and an interesting and needed
prototype has got to be a winner. One thing I think that is going to
be needed is a good set of accurate decals for your future offering.
I bring this up as many of us are aware of a lot of short comings in
the decal lettering for tank car kits available today. Like test
data lettering that is to large and will not fit between the tank
band and tank head on the left side of the car, tank data that is
wrong for the car being modeled, and test dates that do not reflect
the era that you are trying modeling in.

I think that perhaps because your new kit is going to be breaking
some new ground in a choice of prototype, that no correct lettering
yet exists for, that you need to consider producing some good decals
for it. I know that some of use out here are more than willing to
assist you if you are in need of help for this part of your
worthwhile project.

Sincerely,
Jerry Stewart
jrs060@...
Chicago, Ill.


Re: kadee roofwalks

Denis F. Blake <dblake2996@...>
 

Sorry for the late entry into this topic...

A couple of weeks ago I picked up a couple of adhesives to try in my modeling. One of them is by Loctite and is called Handyman's All Purpose Adhesive Sealant...Well, last night I went to the basement and gave this stuff a shot...It is a white paste as it comes from the tube. I applied it sparingly to the supports for the roofwalks and let is sit for a moment. I then applied the roofwalk and went to bed. This morning, after enjoying a rare night in my own bed, thanks NS, I went downstairs to see how things came out. Man, this stuff worked great. Dried clear and roofwalk is nice and snug. I just got done with 4 more roofwalks and have nothing but success to report. BTW, I picked this stuff up at Wal-Mart for a few bucks..


Regards,

Denis F. Blake
NS Conductor
Columbus, OH
TTHOTS


Re: Athearn Express Boxcars

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Ben Hom said:
#92257 SP: SP Class B-50-24. 10 ft IH Postwar AAR boxcar with
Improved Dreadnaught Ends and ACR. Were any SP express boxcars
painted in the Lark TTG scheme? RPC Vol 6 p 30.
Three of the 50 cars were so painted, at least for a time. And though it's true that this was the Lark scheme, for this purpose it was the Pool scheme, as used on "backup" cars without train-name logos.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2942 Linden Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Athearn Express Boxcars

BuyGone Treasures <buygone@...>
 

Ben and all:

Three of the SP Express boxes were painted in the two tone gray scheme.

Paul C. Koehler

-----Original Message-----
From: benjaminfrank_hom [mailto:b.hom@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 8:18 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Athearn Express Boxcars

Rich Ramik asked:
"Is the car correct in terms of be an accurate model?"

RPC Volume 6 is definitely a good one-stop source for information on Express
Boxcars, including a comprehensive roster and lots of photos. The bad news
is NONE of the Athearn cars are exact matches for their prototype:

#92251/2 C&O: Prototype is a 6 ft door PS-1. RPC Vol 6 p 17.

#92253 FEC: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 10 ft IH and
4/5 Dreadnaught ends. Wine ventilators were added after the cars entered
service. RPC Vol 6 p 22.

#92255 SL-SF: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 10 ft IH and 4/5
Dreadnaught ends. Branchline Yardmaster #8016 is a much better bet if
you're looking for something quick, though you'll need to come up with
Allied Full Cushion trucks. RPC Vol 6 p 29.

#92257 SP: SP Class B-50-24. 10 ft IH Postwar AAR boxcar with Improved
Dreadnaught Ends and ACR. Were any SP express boxcars painted in the Lark
TTG scheme? RPC Vol 6 p 30.

#92259 T&P: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 10 ft IH and
4/5 Dreadnaught ends. RPC Vol 6 p 37.

#92261 WP: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 9 ft 6 in IH and 4/5
Dreadnaught ends. Branchline Yardmaster #8044 is closer.
RPC Vol 6 p 35.

YMMV regarding the usefulness of these cars. On the one hand, the paint and
lettering on these models will be very nice, and Allied Full Cushion trucks
for the cars that had them. (The two Branchline models are real nice too.)
On the other hand, you still have the 50- year old tooling of the
Globe/Athearn boxcar to deal with, claws, running board, and all. There's
also the sticking point of paying premium price for a built-up car that
Brianna Smith can assemble in five minutes. (I'm sure she'll be happy to
assemble your Athearn blue box kits for $15 apiece. Bruce, don't get any
ideas.)


Ben Hom




Yahoo! Groups Links


Re: Reefer Madness Yahoo group

Shawn Beckert
 

Jerry,

The Reefer Madness list is - or was - owned and moderated
by Blair Kooistra. I subscribed for awhile; I left because
there didn't seem to be a lot of conversation that pertained
to my era of interest.

Shawn Beckert


Re: Athearn Express Boxcars

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

On Mar 3, 2004, at 8:42 AM, Storey Lindsay wrote:


Ben,

You asked -- Were any SP express boxcars painted in the Lark TTG scheme?

Yes, three; numbers 5708, 5709, and 5748.
5709 is pictured here in the two-tone gray scheme, courtesy of Paul Koehler:
http://www.steamfreightcars.com/gallery/boxauto/sp-b-50-24main.html

Regards,
Ted Culotta


Re: Athearn Express Boxcars

Rich's Email <rjramik@...>
 

Ben:

Thanks for the skinny on the Athearn Express Boxcars.

Rich Ramik


Re: Athearn Express Boxcars

Storey Lindsay
 

Ben,

You asked -- Were any SP express boxcars painted in the Lark TTG scheme?

Yes, three; numbers 5708, 5709, and 5748.

Storey Lindsay
Celje, Slovenia

----- Original Message -----
From: "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 5:17 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Athearn Express Boxcars


Rich Ramik asked:
"Is the car correct in terms of be an accurate model?"

RPC Volume 6 is definitely a good one-stop source for information on
Express Boxcars, including a comprehensive roster and lots of
photos. The bad news is NONE of the Athearn cars are exact matches
for their prototype:

#92251/2 C&O: Prototype is a 6 ft door PS-1. RPC Vol 6 p 17.

#92253 FEC: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 10 ft IH and
4/5 Dreadnaught ends. Wine ventilators were added after the cars
entered service. RPC Vol 6 p 22.

#92255 SL-SF: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 10 ft IH
and 4/5 Dreadnaught ends. Branchline Yardmaster #8016 is a much
better bet if you're looking for something quick, though you'll need
to come up with Allied Full Cushion trucks. RPC Vol 6 p 29.

#92257 SP: SP Class B-50-24. 10 ft IH Postwar AAR boxcar with
Improved Dreadnaught Ends and ACR. Were any SP express boxcars
painted in the Lark TTG scheme? RPC Vol 6 p 30.

#92259 T&P: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 10 ft IH and
4/5 Dreadnaught ends. RPC Vol 6 p 37.

#92261 WP: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 9 ft 6 in IH
and 4/5 Dreadnaught ends. Branchline Yardmaster #8044 is closer.
RPC Vol 6 p 35.

YMMV regarding the usefulness of these cars. On the one hand, the
paint and lettering on these models will be very nice, and Allied
Full Cushion trucks for the cars that had them. (The two Branchline
models are real nice too.) On the other hand, you still have the 50-
year old tooling of the Globe/Athearn boxcar to deal with, claws,
running board, and all. There's also the sticking point of paying
premium price for a built-up car that Brianna Smith can assemble in
five minutes. (I'm sure she'll be happy to assemble your Athearn
blue box kits for $15 apiece. Bruce, don't get any ideas.)


Ben Hom


Re: Athearn Express Boxcars

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Rich Ramik asked:
"Is the car correct in terms of be an accurate model?"

RPC Volume 6 is definitely a good one-stop source for information on
Express Boxcars, including a comprehensive roster and lots of
photos. The bad news is NONE of the Athearn cars are exact matches
for their prototype:

#92251/2 C&O: Prototype is a 6 ft door PS-1. RPC Vol 6 p 17.

#92253 FEC: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 10 ft IH and
4/5 Dreadnaught ends. Wine ventilators were added after the cars
entered service. RPC Vol 6 p 22.

#92255 SL-SF: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 10 ft IH
and 4/5 Dreadnaught ends. Branchline Yardmaster #8016 is a much
better bet if you're looking for something quick, though you'll need
to come up with Allied Full Cushion trucks. RPC Vol 6 p 29.

#92257 SP: SP Class B-50-24. 10 ft IH Postwar AAR boxcar with
Improved Dreadnaught Ends and ACR. Were any SP express boxcars
painted in the Lark TTG scheme? RPC Vol 6 p 30.

#92259 T&P: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 10 ft IH and
4/5 Dreadnaught ends. RPC Vol 6 p 37.

#92261 WP: Car is of 1937 AAR design, but prototype has 9 ft 6 in IH
and 4/5 Dreadnaught ends. Branchline Yardmaster #8044 is closer.
RPC Vol 6 p 35.

YMMV regarding the usefulness of these cars. On the one hand, the
paint and lettering on these models will be very nice, and Allied
Full Cushion trucks for the cars that had them. (The two Branchline
models are real nice too.) On the other hand, you still have the 50-
year old tooling of the Globe/Athearn boxcar to deal with, claws,
running board, and all. There's also the sticking point of paying
premium price for a built-up car that Brianna Smith can assemble in
five minutes. (I'm sure she'll be happy to assemble your Athearn
blue box kits for $15 apiece. Bruce, don't get any ideas.)


Ben Hom


Reefer Madness Yahoo group

asychis <asychis@...>
 

Hope this isnn't too far off topic. There is a reefer madness
Yahoogroup (yes, railroad reefers) I've tried to sign up with, but my
membership has been pending for over a month now. Anyone here belong
to this group? Know the moderator?

Jerry Michels


Re: Athearn Express Boxcars

KACHINainc@...
 

In a message dated 3/3/04 11:21:02 AM, b.hom@... writes:

<< SP Class B-50-24. 10 ft IH Postwar AAR boxcar with

Improved Dreadnaught Ends and ACR. Were any SP express boxcars

painted in the Lark TTG scheme? >>

Bdn--

yes. a few. I have old, faded slide of one. Most were in pullman green with
gold lettering.


Re: SP F-70-7 in RMC

Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>
 

On Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at 09:58 PM, Mike Brock wrote:

I see a photo of the RC SP F-70-7 flat car in RMC...pg 7. The ad indicates
May/June release.

They refer the potential buyer to their website but make no mention of it
there that I can find.
I noticed the add too, and it says that the car will be available with plastic or wood decks. There were also a couple of version listed for production if reservations warrant it. Too bad its too late for my era...

Happy Rails
Bruce


Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D.
Scott-Ritchey Research Center
334-844-5587, 334-844-5850 (fax)
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/

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C&O fuel tank cars

Scott Pitzer
 

David,
Remember the listing of fuel cars that appeared (with a couple of photos) in the C&OHS magazine? Based on the sketchy data and mixed-bag acquisitions that were made, is there any chance that one of the available HO kits (including Sunshine X-3's) COULD match one of the cars?

Scott Pitzer


SP F-70-7 in RMC

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

I see a photo of the RC SP F-70-7 flat car in RMC...pg 7. The ad indicates
May/June release.

They refer the potential buyer to their website but make no mention of it
there that I can find.

Mike Brock

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