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Re: Super detailing brake gear

Don Valentine
 

Quoting Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>:

On Jul 3, 2004, at 3:00 PM, Brett Whelan wrote:

I have been trying to find a good article on super
detailing brake rigging and underframe detail for
boxcars.
Brett and anyone else who has a high speed connection:

I will compile the text and photos for these articles into a .pdf and
email to anyone who let me know (off line please - tculotta at
speedwitch dot com) to anyone who requests it by 18:00 PM PDT on July
6.

Regards,
Ted Culotta

Happy 4th, Ted,

Please count me in for this offer. Have you made contact with
Dick Harley yet? The e-mail address sent was the latest I have for him.

Two cars to consider for your RMC series or your virtual freight car
project are the NYC covered hopper and/or the Pennsy H30 covered hopper
both of which were done by F&C. They may not be the best kits but they
certainly were distinctive and common prototypes in the northeast and
seem to have been built into some very nice models by some fellows.

Best wishes, Don Valentine


Oil Train Wreck, Piqua, Ohio, March 29, 1942

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

While pulling research for another topic, I came upon an article in
the Winter 1991 Keystone on a wreck between a B&O oil train and PRR
coal train at the crossing at Piqua, Ohio, March 29, 1942. Some
items of interest include:

- More validation of the variety of tank cars seen in early WWII oil
trains.

- A top view of a tank car (reporting marks not visible) with a vent
line running from the dome along the top of the tank to one end

- A PRR Class GR gondola still in the NK3 paint scheme
(underscored "PENNSYLVANIA", discontinued in 1926). Car number is
obscured but possibly 27713n (legible digits '713', GR number series
PRR 274831-279853).

Unfortunately (for those who model after 1942), all of the cars in
the photos were destroyed in the fire following the wreck.


Ben Hom


Re: Super detailing brake gear

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

On Jul 3, 2004, at 4:14 PM, Ted Culotta wrote:

On Jul 3, 2004, at 3:00 PM, Brett Whelan wrote:

> I have been trying to find a good article on super
>  detailing brake rigging and underframe detail for
>  boxcars.
>
Brett and anyone else who has a high speed connection:

I will compile the text and photos for these articles into a .pdf and
email to anyone who let me know (off line please - tculotta at
speedwitch dot com) to anyone who requests it by 18:00 PM PDT on July
6.
Sorry to the person who just emailed me. By "these articles" I meant
the two on the brake gear. A whole compilation is not out of the
question, but not at the present.

Regards,
Ted


Re: Super detailing brake gear

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

On Jul 3, 2004, at 3:00 PM, Brett Whelan wrote:

I have been trying to find a good article on super
detailing brake rigging and underframe detail for
boxcars.
Brett and anyone else who has a high speed connection:

I will compile the text and photos for these articles into a .pdf and email to anyone who let me know (off line please - tculotta at speedwitch dot com) to anyone who requests it by 18:00 PM PDT on July 6.

Regards,
Ted Culotta


Re: NYC Herald - 1955

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Allen Cain wrote:
"In 1955 would the New York Central herald have had the black
background or not? When did it change?"

The black background returned to the oval in June 1955, coinciding
with the change to stretched sans-serif lettering.


Ben Hom


Re: Super detailing brake gear

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Brett Whalen wrote:
"I have been trying to find a good article on super
detailing brake rigging and underframe detail for
boxcars."

Andy Cich replied:
"Check out Ted Cullota's Essential Freight Car Series that has been
appearing in Railroad Model Craftsman for about the last year.
<<snip>>
I know one sidebar covered AB brakes and another K brakes."

Specifically, AB brakes appeared in August 2003 (p 80) and KC brakes
appeared in September 2003 (p 78).


Ben Hom


Re: Super detailing brake gear

Andy Cich <ajc5150@...>
 

Brett,

Check out Ted Cullota's Essential Freight Car Series that has been appearing
in Railroad Model Craftsman for about the last year.

Each article features a different car. In addition, there is usally a
sidebar in the article that covers a specific detailing topic. I know one
sidebar covered AB brakes and another K brakes.

But each article has an underbody shot.

Andy Cich

-----Original Message-----
I have been trying to find a good article on super
detailing brake rigging and underframe detail for
boxcars.

Or some really nice prototype photos.

Can anybody help on this?

Thanks
Brett Whelan,
Australia


Super detailing brake gear

Brett Whelan
 

I have been trying to find a good article on super
detailing brake rigging and underframe detail for
boxcars.

Or some really nice prototype photos.

Can anybody help on this?

Thanks
Brett Whelan,
Australia



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NYC Herald - 1955

Allen Cain <allencain@...>
 

In 1955 would the New York Central herald have had the black background or
not?

When did it change?

Thanks,

Allen Cain


RE NKP 65' gons

Larry Kline
 

Brian J Carlson asked:
Does anyone have pictures of NKP gons in either series 65000-65074 or
65100-65199. I'm wondering if either are similar to the ECW AAR 70 ton
kit.

The short answer to your question is no. There is a side view of 65018
in the 1940 CBCyc., pg 211/Train Shed Cyc No. 5, and a 3/4 view of
65025 in the 1946 CBCyc, pg 229. The sides of these gons have shorter
sloping sections, and a larger number of side stakes, compared with the
AAR 65 ft mill gon. There are drawings of the NKP 65100-65199 series
gons by Craig Bossler, and a photo of 65158, in the Jan 86 RMC, p43.
These ex W&LE gons are sometimes called inside-out gons because the
side stakes are on the inside of the sides.

Larry Kline
Pittsburgh, PA


NKP 65' gons

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

Does anyone have pictures of NKP gons in either series 65000-65074 or
65100-65199. I'm wondering if either are similar to the ECW AAR 70 ton kit.
Thanks,

Brian J Carlson P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: BLI hoppers

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

Right, you have to file down the two nubs on the coupler box cover as Andy Harmon explained in the RPM group. Even then it isn't a great fit. I may look this weekend to see how a Kadee 78 will fit.
Brian J Carlson P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Miller
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2004 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] BLI hoppers


"BLI hoppers will not accept Kadee coupler springs"
From the TTX site. This is a big oops.


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Re: BLI hoppers

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

"BLI hoppers will not accept Kadee coupler springs"
From the TTX site. This is a big oops.


Dick Harley

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

If Dick is on the list can you please contact me off list - tculotta at speedwitch dot com? I need your help with something that might interest you.

Regards,
Ted Culotta


Re: E-Bay ripoff?

Franz Reichl <reichl@...>
 

Dear friends,

in my case, they did just ignore any requests for help... Last year, I bought something from someone who's record and feedback looked good, but who was not doing any business on ebay for several months before pretending to sell several items at once with short times for bidding.

eBay has sent a warning immediately after I had sent the money and asked for info. We provided them with name and address where we sent the money and where it was cashed in, but eBay ignored any requests for help thereafter. We assumed that this might have been a case of "identity theft".

During recent years, I've purchased more than 100 items via eBay and that was the only instance when I've been ripped off by a seller only once... Rip-off by delivery companies and custums would be another story...

Kind regards
Franz Reichl
Vienna/Austria/Europe
www.8ung.at/golden_spike

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In a message...,
elden.gatwood@... writes:
As to E-bay not helping, can you elaborate? Do they just refuse to render
any aid?


Re: steam era photos

Lee Gautreaux
 

Does anyone know Steve Wzdeck? I'm trying to get permission to use
these nice photos on my web site and haven't had any luck yet.

Lee A. Gautreaux - The RailGoat
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/

A bunch of interesting new Steve Wzdeck photos at
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/new20-26jun.html


Re: Was this a wooden boxcar?

Tim O'Connor
 

Very cool. Sunshine makes a model of these cars (with MP decals).
The cars are shown as a new addition to the roster in the July 1963
Equipment Register. Too late for STMFC modelers!

http://www.s363.com/images/wag/wagbox1.jpg
http://www.s363.com/images/wag/wagcw002.gif

The way the sides jut out makes me believe these were double sheathed
wooden cars. Would this be the case? Also, does anyone know the
origin of these cars? They wouldn't have arrived on the WAG any
earlier than 1958.


Sunshine boxcar kit, was Re: Was this a wooden boxcar?

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Mark Heiden asked:
Do you know what this kit is like (one piece body, flat cast, etc) and
where I could get one? I can't find Sunshine in the Walthers site.

It's a flat kit. As I posted earlier this week, you're wasting your
time if you go to Walthers for resin kits - deal directly with the
manufacturer. The kits are:

39.8 MP 40' Howe Truss rebuild "Eagles" Murphy ends
39.9 MP 40' Howe Truss rebuild "Merchandise" Murphy ends
39.10 MP 40' Howe Truss rebuild "Eagles" Dreadnaught ends
39.11 MP 40' Howe Truss rebuild "Merchandise" Dreadnaught ends

Kits are still available and are $30 each. Add $4 shipping per five
kits (US). Sunshine has NO e-mail or website; their mailing address
is:

Sunshine Models
Box 4997
Springfield MO 65808-4997

Be prepared to wait at least 12-16 weeks for delivery. At this
moment, Sunshine is severely backlogged with orders. (Besides,
you've probably got other kits in the closet to build.)


Ben Hom


Sunshine boxcar kit, was Re: Was this a wooden boxcar?

Mark Heiden
 

Very cool indeed! I'm glad to hear there is a kit avaiailable. Do
you know what this kit is like (one piece body, flat cast, etc) and
where I could get one? I can't find Sunshine in the Walthers site.

Thanks,
Mark Heiden

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@c...> wrote:

Very cool. Sunshine makes a model of these cars (with MP decals).
The cars are shown as a new addition to the roster in the July 1963
Equipment Register. Too late for STMFC modelers!


Re: W&LE single sheathed box in Youngstown??

James D Thompson <jaydeet@...>
 

Vulcan vertical ends. The W&LE cars were prominently featured in a
Vulcan ad in the 1922 CBC, and AFAIK, these cars were the only ones
that used it.
W&LE's were 6-6 vertical inverse ends, but Pere Marquette 85000-85999 had
a 7-7 vertical obverse end.

David Thompson

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