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Re: Sunshine Models email address or web presence?

Ed Hawkins
 

On Thursday, April 21, 2005, at 12:12 PM, stefanelaine wrote:

Does anyone have an email for Martin Lofton or Sunshine models? I'd
like to get in touch with him directly before sending an order.
thanks in advance
Stefan Lerché
Duncan BC Canada
Stefan,
Sorry, no such luck as Martin doesn't use email.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


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DRGW 6500 series flat

Charles Hladik
 

All,
Am building the PBL kit of a DRGW 6500 series flat in Sn3 for a friend
and am at a loss as to how many "rivets" held down each individual deck plank.
On the kit, and PBL verifies this, the planks are 11.5" wide by width of the
car. Sure seems wide as my HO and O Red Caboose decks have 6" planks and one
"rivet" per position on each plank. Would an 11.5" have 2 "rivets" per
position?
Thanks,
Chuck Hladik


Re: Pepper Packing Cars

fuchst900
 

Were the cars built in the 50's? Steve

Anthony Thompson <thompson@signaturepress.com> wrote:Steve Fuchs wrote:
I recently purchased an Intermountain Pepper Packing car. Growing up
in Colorado dictated that one was needed although as a boy one was
never seen. The car seems like it fits in the steam era but does
anybody know when this Mountain Paint scheme was started? I just dont
know the history.
Late 1960s, IIRC, and thus well beyond the scope of this list.

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@signaturepress.com
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Re: Hoppers

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Justin Kahn wrote:
Thanks to those who checked the PM data I needed; I have been tempted to get
a copy of the Million/Paton book, but I have been deterred by the cost,
since I doubt I shall ever letter more than 3-4 cars for the PM . . .
Jace, get a grip! <g> You need freight car references in your library, and this is a fine one! You have to cancel the word "deter" from now on . . . <vbg>

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


Re: Pepper Packing Cars

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Steve Fuchs wrote:
I recently purchased an Intermountain Pepper Packing car. Growing up
in Colorado dictated that one was needed although as a boy one was
never seen. The car seems like it fits in the steam era but does
anybody know when this Mountain Paint scheme was started? I just dont
know the history.
Late 1960s, IIRC, and thus well beyond the scope of this list.

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@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Hoppers

Justin Kahn
 

Thanks to those who checked the PM data I needed; I have been tempted to get a copy of the Million/Paton book, but I have been deterred by the cost, since I doubt I shall ever letter more than 3-4 cars for the PM (probably my All Nation/original Megow aluminum caboose will end up with PM lettering, as that would suit me better than C&O, which is the common roadname assigned to the kit). Every time one shows up on ebay, someone else (likely from this list) outbids me, and I can't quite justify paying near list, however excellent it may be otherwise, given my limited interest and the spate of other railroad prototype titles I can hardly keep up with.

I wasn't sure about the C&I, but I had a set of decals for that; looking at the Elwood website, most of the C&I twins are offset-side rather than USRA/USRA pattern, so the car may end up as Erie.

JGGK

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Re: Sunshine Models email address or web presence?

Garth Groff <ggg9y@...>
 

Stefan,

Sorry, but Martin doesn't do e-mail. He's too busy with the business. Letters work, but he can be slow to answer sometimes.

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff

stefanelaine wrote:

Does anyone have an email for Martin Lofton or Sunshine models? I'd
like to get in touch with him directly before sending an order. thanks in advance
Stefan Lerch�
Duncan BC Canada


Re: Sunshine Models email address or web presence?

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Stefan Lerché asked:
"Does anyone have an email for Martin Lofton or Sunshine models? I'd
like to get in touch with him directly before sending an order."

Martin has no business e-mail. The snail mail address is:

Sunshine Models
Box 4997
Springfield MO 65808-4997


Ben Hom


Sunshine Models email address or web presence?

oliver
 

Does anyone have an email for Martin Lofton or Sunshine models? I'd
like to get in touch with him directly before sending an order.
thanks in advance
Stefan Lerché
Duncan BC Canada


Re: Ebay Auction Rohm & Haas Decal-What time period is this?

Ian Cranstone
 

On 21-Apr-05, at 12:43 PM, Richard Hendrickson wrote in response to Tom Olsen:

Tom, to the best of my knowledge (without spending a lot of time
researching the subject), Rohm & Haas did not own its own cars or have
reporting marks assigned during the steam era; in the late '50s photos
I have or have seen of tank cars with R&H P/L, all the cars were leased
either from SHPX or NATX. Before the late '50s, when the R&H P/L
scheme apparently first came into use, it can be assumed that their
commodities were shipped in leased "plain Jane" tank cars with the
reporting marks of the lessor.
A quick look at my reporting marks listing (http://freightcars.nakina.net/report.html) shows that Rohm & Haas were using the RAHX reporting mark as early as 4/1938, although I haven't checked to see if any cars were listed at this time.

I did look at their listing in the October 1953 ORER (the first one that came to hand, I can look at others if useful) and it shows 37 cars under the RAHX mark. This seems like a small number for a large company, and I suspect there were many others under leasing company marks as Richard has stated. I also note that the home point for RAHX cars was given as Sharon, PA, which suggests to me that they were all leased from GATC.

Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
lamontc@nakina.net
http://freightcars.nakina.net


Pepper Packing Cars

fuchst900
 

I recently purchased an Intermountain Pepper Packing car. Growing up
in Colorado dictated that one was needed although as a boy one was
never seen. The car seems like it fits in the steam era but does
anybody know when this Mountain Paint scheme was started? I just dont
know the history. Steve Fuchs


Re: Ebay Auction Rohm & Haas Decal-What time period is this?

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

No the last fires were dropped in October 1957 (if memory serves).
If the M1a is under steam, the date is incorrect.

Brian Carlson

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:02:25 -0600, Tom or Gail Madden wrote
On Apr 20, 2005, at 10:21 PM, Tom Olsen wrote:

....it seems that the company had leased cars from SHPX as I have
a slide taken at Lewistown Pa on 4-30-58 by Joe Henry Kline (a PRRT&HS
member) of an 8K tank car numbered SHPX-18373 tucked in behind a PRR
M-1a 4-8-2 & an GP-9 on an eastbound arriving to work.
Forgive my ignorance here, not being a Pennsy expert and all, but
steam was still operating on the Middle Division in the Spring of '58??

Tom Madden

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Re: Ebay Auction Rohm & Haas Decal-What time period is this?

Tom or Gail Madden <tgmadden@...>
 

On Apr 20, 2005, at 10:21 PM, Tom Olsen wrote:

....it seems that the company had leased cars from SHPX as I have
a slide taken at Lewistown Pa on 4-30-58 by Joe Henry Kline (a PRRT&HS
member) of an 8K tank car numbered SHPX-18373 tucked in behind a PRR
M-1a 4-8-2 & an GP-9 on an eastbound arriving to work.
Forgive my ignorance here, not being a Pennsy expert and all, but steam was still operating on the Middle Division in the Spring of '58??

Tom Madden


Re: Ebay Auction Rohm & Haas Decal-What time period is this?

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 20, 2005, at 10:21 PM, Tom Olsen wrote:

....it seems that the company had leased cars from SHPX as I have
a slide taken at Lewistown Pa on 4-30-58 by Joe Henry Kline (a PRRT&HS
member) of an 8K tank car numbered SHPX-18373 tucked in behind a PRR
M-1a 4-8-2 & an GP-9 on an eastbound arriving to work.

Painted on the 2nd course in from the end of the tank, above the
handrail and the line Shippers Car Line Corp stenciling are the words,
in white block lettering, "Leased To Rohm & Haas Co."

I wonder if this was the norm or was there an earlier Rohm & Hass paint
& lettering scheme? This was and still is a very large Delaware Valley
chemical manufacturer, but there has not been many photos for equipment
lettered for them.
Tom, to the best of my knowledge (without spending a lot of time researching the subject), Rohm & Haas did not own its own cars or have reporting marks assigned during the steam era; in the late '50s photos I have or have seen of tank cars with R&H P/L, all the cars were leased either from SHPX or NATX. Before the late '50s, when the R&H P/L scheme apparently first came into use, it can be assumed that their commodities were shipped in leased "plain Jane" tank cars with the reporting marks of the lessor.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: AAR Stencilling Standards - Dates

bierglaeser <bierglaeser@...>
 

Judging by the foregoing messages on this topic there was a lot of
latitude regarding the presence or absence of lines above the reporting
marks and below the car number.

For what it is worth, I add the following information which is in no
way intended to correct or contradict the previous posts in this thread.

In the Interchange of Traffic rules promulgated by the MCB/ARA/AAR, the
first appearance of a diagram showing freight car lettering is in the
1926 edition. This diagram is part of paragraph 30 which deals with
light weight of cars and related marking and re-marking. Lines are
shown above the reporting marks and below the car number. Dimensions
are given for the width and location of these lines.

The diagram changes slightly in 1929 (I don't have 1927 or 1928 so the
change may have been earlier) to reduce the height of the letters
showing light weight from 4" in 1926 to 3" in 1929. All else appears
to be the same.

The 1929 diagram appears unchanged year after year through 1959.

In 1960 the otherwise identical diagram is changed to locate the
reporting marks in relation to the top of the rail instead of the
bottom edge of the car side. This same diagram is shown in 1961.

In 1962 diagram is the first to appear without lines above the
reporting marks and below the car number.

Once again the oft repeated advice 'work from a photo' appears to be
the best way to go.

Gene Green


Re: Boxcars in Grain Service - Door Restrictions

Chet French <cfrench@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "rockroll50401" <cepropst@n...> wrote:

Shawn
During the grain rush elevators were happy to get any cars. Chet
has
a good story about a conductor 'selling' cars to elevators. I've been
told it wasn't uncommon to have the elevator operators try and bribe
the train crews to get cars.

At the end of the day on a local during the grain rush, the brakemen
usually had received several bottles of soda pop, numerous candy bars,
and a few bags of peanuts in the shell, from the elevator operators.
Not sure why some elevators had bulk peanuts on hand. Perhaps the
farmers liked to stand around and talk and eat peanuts.

Chet French
Dixon, IL


Re: Boxcars in Grain Service - Door Restrictions

Chet French <cfrench@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Guycwilber@a... wrote:
In a message dated 4/20/05 10:02:51 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
shawn.beckert@d... writes:

<< In reading various messages about 40' boxcars in grain
service, I've noticed in more than one posting that only
cars with 6-foot doors could be used for grain loading.
Is this in fact true, and why?>>

Not true; though not as prominent, fifty foot double door cars were
used in
grain service. The ARA published recommendations for preparing
such cars as
early as 1933. Methods included the use of standard grain doors as
well as
bulkheads which would allow loading clear of door openings.

<<Was it because the pressure from the load on anything wider than
6 feet
would cause the grain door to break open or split? >>

Recommendation for loads in excess of 80,000 pounds included the
doubling of
grain doors (regardless of the door opening) to avoid such
catastrophes.
Early on, grain doors were 7' long designed for 6' door openings.
Later AAR
publications include references to 7-1/2' grain doors which (most
likely) were
utilized for 7' door openings. 1950s era Signode paper doors were
92" wide and
80" high allowing applications to both 6' and 7' door openings.

I recall elevator operators, desperate for cars, loading cars with 8'
door openings. They would butt two grain doors together at the
center of the opening, nailing them to each side of the opening. Then
nailed a third grain door behind and centered on the two butted
doors. If it took four grain doors to cover a 6' opening, they were
using 12 doors to cover the 8' opening. This meant using 24 doors
for one car instead of eight. This really made their grain door pile
disappear in a hurry. Grain doors were also used to patch holes in
the floors of cars that were badly needed.

Chet French
Dixon, IL


Re: Boxcars in Grain Service - Door Restrictions

rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

Shawn
During the grain rush elevators were happy to get any cars. Chet has
a good story about a conductor 'selling' cars to elevators. I've been
told it wasn't uncommon to have the elevator operators try and bribe
the train crews to get cars.
Clark Propst
Farmers Elevator
Mason City Iowa


Re: AAR Stencilling Standards - Dates

Eric Hiser <ehiser@...>
 

Richard correctly noted the Santa Fe dropped the periods in 1944, not 1943.
My error.

Eric Hiser
Phoenix, AZ


Re: AAR Stencilling Standards - Dates

Eric Hiser <ehiser@...>
 

Santa Fe dropped periods in 1943. The "&" was dropped in 1938.

Eric Hiser
Phoenix, AZ

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Anthony Thompson
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 4:39 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: AAR Stencilling Standards - Dates


Jeff English asked:
What about AAR dropping periods in the reporting marks? NYC appears to
have done this in the early 30s.
I don't know that this was a requirement. SP dropped them in
1931. Richard can give an exact answer, but I think Santa Fe dropped
them in the late 1930s.
BTW, the AAR dropped the "requirement" for the stripes in
February, 1952 and within a month, SP issued revisions to most freight
car lettering diagrams to omit them also, obviously something they were
more than ready to do.

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@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


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