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Re: ARA 1932 box car book

George Hollwedel <georgeloop1338@...>
 

Yet again sucking the money out of my wallet!
(very good money, spent very wisely by buying anyting Ted does)

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...> wrote:


On Dec 24, 2004, at 6:02 AM, pierreoliver2003 wrote:

So the big question becomes, what's next Ted?
After the first volume of the journal, the next book will be about War
Emergency freight cars. I plan to have it done by mid-summer.

Regards,
Ted Culotta

Speedwitch Media
100 14th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402
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(650) 787-1912





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Re: Erie "Fowler" box car lettering help

Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
 

Dean Payne asked:
"Does anybody know the location symbol for Kent, Ohio? Or, lacking that,
any other Erie reweigh station symbols from the period (mid-late
30's) would do."

I don't have one for Kent OH, but here's what I do have:

BH = Binghamton NY
DO = Dunmore PA
PJ = Port Jervis NY
MDV = Meadville PA

Other documented reweigh symbols follow, though these need to be identified:

HE
CD
EB
KY
SO
CH
EE

Mele Kalikimaka!


Ben Hom


Re: ARA 1932 box car book

BuyGone Treasures <buygone@...>
 

Ted:

Put me down for one.

Paul C. Koehler

-----Original Message-----
From: Ted Culotta [mailto:tculotta@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 10:16 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: ARA 1932 box car book



On Dec 24, 2004, at 6:02 AM, pierreoliver2003 wrote:

So the big question becomes, what's next Ted?
After the first volume of the journal, the next book will be about War
Emergency freight cars. I plan to have it done by mid-summer.

Regards,
Ted Culotta

Speedwitch Media
100 14th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402
info@...
www.speedwitch.com
(650) 787-1912



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Re: ARA 1932 box car book

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

On Dec 24, 2004, at 6:02 AM, pierreoliver2003 wrote:

So the big question becomes, what's next Ted?
After the first volume of the journal, the next book will be about War Emergency freight cars. I plan to have it done by mid-summer.

Regards,
Ted Culotta

Speedwitch Media
100 14th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402
info@...
www.speedwitch.com
(650) 787-1912


Re: Erie "Fowler" box car lettering help

Dean Payne <deanpayne@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@s...> wrote:
The car would have been reweighed, every 36 months in the
early part of its life, and upon the first of those reweighs, the
station symbol for the location, and the date, of the reweigh would
have replaced the "NEW" stencil.
Yeah, I KNEW that... I was just playing dumb, I guess. ;~) Does
anybody know the location symbol for Kent, Ohio? Or, lacking that,
any other Erie reweigh station symbols from the period (mid-late
30's) would do. All my Erie cars have "New" dates, not rewiegh
dates! (That's odd! But they're just a few un-improved (as of yet)
Athearn hoppers and a Proto 50' end-door box...)
Dean Payne


Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Brian Termunde
 

In a message dated 12/25/2004 3:29:35 PM Mountain Standard Time,
walterclark@... writes:
I agree. Three years ago (when I found this group) I was content that
everything Athearn and MDC made was prototypically correct. Now I can
even calculate what the earliest date for re-weighing is for my RR.

---> For me make that Kadee (before they split and became Micro Trains) and
... and ... well there really was only KD, everything else (with very few
exceptions) was junk!

---> Now I can calculate reweighing data, but I just can't read it in N
scale! <G>

Take Care!

Brian R. Termunde
West Jordan, Utah
"Ship and Travel the Grand Canyon Line!"
Grand Canyon Railway
Utah District


Re: Speaking of Ribsides - Replacement Ladders

Richard Hendrickson
 

John Golden writes:

...I had an emergency apendectomy on
Monday night so maybe the all those drugs have
affected my judgment.
Good grief, John, that's no way to spend the holidays. I'm sure everyone
on the list will join me in wishing you a speedy recovery.

John goes on:
...I like the cars but in my opinion the
ladders, roofwalks, and add-on other parts were poorly
represented. I do think the ladders were OK, but I
compared them straightaway with DA eight-rung ladders
and the difference in quality and cross-section was
noticeable enough for me to upgrade....
I'd agree in general, but I thought the ladders were good enough to use. I
just took another look at my finished model and find I'm still satisfied
with the way they look. YMMV.

To John and everyone on the list,

All the best of the holiday season and the new year.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Brian Termunde
 

In a message dated 12/25/2004 1:55:33 PM Mountain Standard Time,
schuyler.larrabee@... writes:
You . .

Are thanking US?

Let's get it right: Thank YOU, Mike.

----> That is for sure! When I joined this group, I wondered if I last long.
And while not every thread is of interest to me, I've learned a great deal,
and I do want to take this opportunity to thank everyone. You're all a bunch of
great professors here at Steam Era Freight Car University! I may not ever get
my Masters, but I'm sure having a ball trying!

Merry Christmas and the Very Best of New Years!

Brian R. Termunde
West Jordan, Utah
"Ship and Travel the Grand Canyon Line!"
Grand Canyon Railway
Utah District


Lional Challengers pulling power

pauldoggett2472
 

The pulling power of my Lional challenger was very poor to say the
least. The rmedy is quite simple
1 remove leaf springs from the front truck
2 replace the spring on the rear truck with a much lighter one
£ remove all five springs from the fixed axles on the tender( you can
if so desired put very much lighter springs on the 1st and 5th axles
as they do pick up).
Before re assembling the keeper plate use very small amount of silcon
grease on the five rigid axles, the difference is a good running loco
tha will now pull a decent length train up a 1.7% grade.
Merry christmas to all Paul Doggett


Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

BuyGone Treasures <buygone@...>
 

Bob:

If you contact the editor of the SP and/or UP publications, you will also be
contacting the editor of the ATSF Publication. John Signor is the editor of
all three publications. Trainline SP, The Streamliner UP and The Warbonnet
ATSF.

Merry Christmas to all.

Paul C. Koehler
President SPH&TS

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Webber [mailto:zephyr1@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 7:32 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays


In the spirit of the message, if there is an editor of the HS publication or
an officer of the following Historical Societies, please contact me OFF LIST
for a Merry Christmas for the Society:

Northern Pacific
Great Northern
Burlington Northern
Seaboard
NYC
PRR
Monon
ATSF

I have contacted (or will be in contact with the UP, SP, WP, MP, CB&Q HS)

Thanks! Bob



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Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Bob Webber <zephyr1@...>
 

At 09:21 AM 12/25/2004, you wrote:

To borrow from the terminology of my brief stint in civilian personnel with
the army at Aberdeen Proving Ground [ a great military museum there, BTW ]
prior to joining NASA, and to quote from an old Beetle Bailey cartoon....
A GREAT museum there, with lots of armored vehicles and such, including some nice examples of railway guns - if in the vicinity, a DO NOT MISS venture (if at all interested in such things).


Re: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Bob Webber <zephyr1@...>
 

In the spirit of the message, if there is an editor of the HS publication or an officer of the following Historical Societies, please contact me OFF LIST for a Merry Christmas for the Society:

Northern Pacific
Great Northern
Burlington Northern
Seaboard
NYC
PRR
Monon
ATSF

I have contacted (or will be in contact with the UP, SP, WP, MP, CB&Q HS)

Thanks! Bob


Re: Dates K brakes and Andrews trucks banned from interchange

Guy Wilber
 

Hugo wrote:

I have some notes on various "events" which include:

1) 1926; Type AB brake sytems begin testing.

The ARA began the brake tests in 1925 at Purdue's Test Lab. The use of the
terminology "AB" was not used until the WESTINGHOUSE FC-3a design was fully
developed, tested and approved for application during 1932.


2) 1953; Type K brakes no longer allowed on cars in interchange (initially
1/1/45, but set back).

Specifically, July 1, 1953, for all cars (in interchange) other than tank
cars which received a further extension to October 1, 1953. The AAR's July 1
date included an exemption through October 1, 1953, for all cars being returned
to the owner's rails. These cars were not to be loaded. The same type of
exemption was granted to tank cars through January 1, 1954.


3) 1930; Arch bar trucks banned for new cars.

There was no specific language banning arch bar trucks for new equipment when
ARA Interchange Rule 3 was modified in 1930: Rule 3, Section T, Paragraph 3;
Trucks, with arch bars, prohibited, effective January 1, 1936, under all
cars. From Owners.


4) 1941; Arch bar trucks banned for interchange (initially 1936, then 1939,
then 1941).

Arch Bars were banned (in interchange) on July 1, 1940. There was no further
extension granted past that date.

Regards,

Guy Wilber
Earthquake Faults, Nevada
Somewhere on the road tonight


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

To borrow from the terminology of my brief stint in civilian personnel with the army at Aberdeen Proving Ground [ a great military museum there, BTW ] prior to joining NASA, and to quote from an old Beetle Bailey cartoon....

You will have a Merry Christmas.

And, enjoy any other holiday you may be having as well.

I hope the STMFC has provided the means to reap additional enjoyment out of our hobby and I hope it will continue to do so in 2005. Thanks for being members and thanks for making my job easy.

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner


Maerklin... Fwd: Märklin/Trix HP Tank Cars

DRGW482@...
 

If the Germans aren't
embarrassed by this shabby effort, they should be.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

This tells you all about what type of company Maerklin is... If you think
you can make a buck... or a Euro...


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Endicott NY Re: Re: Tannery Chemicals

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Re: Current Sunshine Kit List

Thomas M. Olsen <tmolsen@...>
 

Jim and John,

On regard to the General American Wood Express Reefers: I have four on order from Martin now and do not expect to get them until early March. Back in September, when I ordered them, Tricia advised that they were just about out of the trucks for them and that they were also just about out of the kit assembly instructions. My order was based on not receiving the instruction sheets or documentation as I already had the material with the kits I already had. Also at that time, I ordered and received enough trucks to cover the cars that I had plus the remaining four on the list.

As all the kits of these series had the same instruction sheets, it was not necessary for me to have them included when the kits were made. I would say that the best thing to do is to drop a note to Tricia and see if the cars are still available. With Broadway planning to bring these cars out, Martin's market would disappear anyway.

The 1947 ACF welded REA reefers (Kits 27.11 through 27.14) which are also marked closeout may also be discontinued. This was because Martin had run out of the trucks used beneath these cars and also because of the imminent (now two years late) introduction of this car by Branchline. Tricia had remarked that they had sold a huge amount of both these kits and that orders had tapered off.

Again, a letter with a stamped-self-addressed envelope, may bring a reply in regard to the status of the cars. In regard to procrastination, I too have waited too long at times to order and have missed cars due to them being phased out due to low sales or competition from the competition.

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292

Jim and Lisa Hayes wrote:

I just checked the Winter 2004-5 kit list and 27.2 - 27.10 are not listed.
Since I don't have a direct pipeline into Sunshine, I'll reluctantly use
that absence as a signal to change them to Discontinued on my list.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon




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Re: ARA 1932 box car book

Denis F. Blake <dblake2996@...>
 

Spoken like a true prophet...

Denis Blake

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Webber
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: ARA 1932 box car book


Colder temperatures? New Years?

At 08:02 AM 12/24/2004, you wrote:
>My copy of Ted's book arrived yesterday, along with a foot of snow and....
>So the big question becomes, what's next Ted?
>Cheers,
>Pierre Oliver



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Re: Speaking of Ribsides - Replacement Ladders

golden1014
 

John Golden wrote: "Guys, Speaking of the Ribside
Models cars, has anyone found a suitable substitute
for the eight rung ladders? I bought some DA
eight-rung ladders and they're not tall enough."

The Good Dr. Hendrickson wrote: "John, I'm curious as
to why you want to replace the kit ladders; I thought
they were among the few detail parts in the kit that
were very well done."

To which I reply: Ugh--Sounds like I set myself up for
a pie in the face. I had an emergency apendectomy on
Monday night so maybe the all those drugs have
affected my judgment.

Richard, All, I like the cars but in my opinion the
ladders, roofwalks, and add-on other parts were poorly
represented. I do think the ladders were OK, but I
compared them straightaway with DA eight-rung ladders
and the difference in quality and cross-section was
noticeable enough for me to upgrade. I also used
cut-down 50' AMB wood running boards. The bolt pattern
matches almost exactly and the modeler gets the added
bonus of weathering down real wood, which adds a
great realism to a weathered steel roof.

Merry Christmas!
John

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL

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Re: lost styrene & wax casting

Bill Daniels <billinsf@...>
 

Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 00:43:02 -0000
From: "coronadoscalemodels"
<coronadoscalemod@...>
Subject: Re: lost styrene & wax casting

Thanks, Stan. Don't know how accurate my memory is (if
I recall that was more than a couple of years ago...)
but I really appreciate and thank you for your
comments...



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Bill Daniels
Tucson, AZ



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