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Re: NP flat kit

pullmanboss <tgmadden@...>
 

Bruce Smith wrote:

I plan to model one of the pre WWII 60250-60499 or 63000-63379
series cars and was wondering what the proper trucks for this car
would be.
Ted Culotta's decal set for the car says Tichy spring plankless double
truss or Proto 2000 AAR self-aligning spring plankless. Ted doesn't
differentiate between the two prewar or one postwar lots for the
trucks, but does mention the difference in decks between lots. I
haven't seen Aaron's flat car instructions but I'm sure he must have
mentioned the deck differences.

Tom Madden


Re: 1/4" scale CV/GTW boxcar

cvsne <mjmcguirk@...>
 

Dean,

No, this was 1/4" scale -- I model in HO, and lots of the Steam Shack F&C kits -- this was the
same prototype though . . .

Thanks,

Marty McGuirk


Re: 1/4" scale CV/GTW boxcar

Dean Payne <deanpayne@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "cvsne" <mjmcguirk@...> wrote:

Does anyone recall if someone, somewhere along the line, has made a
resin kit for a CV/GTW
1-1/2 door boxcar (the CV's 41000-series with the auto end doors).

I'm trying to complete a list of commercial CV products -- I thought
I remembered this car
being available in O scale, but can't recall from whom or if it's
still available.

Thanks,

Marty McGuirk
You might have been thinking of the Funaro & Camerlengo resin kit, but
that's in HO scale. It used to be sold under the Steam Shack name.
Dean Payne


Re: Another question from the newbie...

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Bruce Smith
You'll know you've truly become a freight car fanatic when
someone shows you a great photo of a locomotive, and you
start looking at the cars in the yard behind it <VBG>!!
Almost, Bruce. It's when you see a really good shot of an interesting freight car spoiled by a
locomotive blocking part of it.

SGL


Re: NP flat kit

Bruce Smith
 

On Wed, March 22, 2006 6:56 pm, joe binish wrote:
Fellow freight car nuts,
I receeived my NP 52' flat kit in the mail from Northern Specific models
today. Really nice, enough that I am putting off working on other stuff
that would earn fame and fortune to put it together! I hope to get it
done for an op session this weekend, albeit empty(the lumber load will
have to
wait!)I have no connection with Northern Specific Models, just a happy
customer!
Mine was on the doorstep today too, and I echo the sentiment. The model
has a neat design that will allow weight to be hidden in a false floor, as
well as between the center sills. It looks like a very detailed set of
castings that will go together pretty quickly and make a nicely detailed
52', 50 ton flat.

I plan to model one of the pre WWII 60250-60499 or 63000-63379 series cars
and was wondering what the proper trucks for this car would be.

Regards
Bruce

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


Re: new car

Jared Harper <harper-brown@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Bill Jones" <bill.jones.wt@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., "Fred Mullins" <fmullins@> wrote:

I see Kadee is planning on releasing a new body style frt car next
monnth. I sure hope it's something I can use for the 1950-60's?
Anybody have a guess to what it may be??
Fred Mullins
Fred
Hope it will be earlier than their PS-l, and the covered hopper. I
would like a car that fits my circa May 1943 layout.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


RE; Autoracks

tvmlines <tvmlines@...>
 

Greetings everyone, First, thanks to everyone who joined in the
discussion of my question on "Autoracks". With reading the posts I
realized that I hadn't introduced myself, or even signed my
own question. I'm Timothy A. O'Connor from northwest Pennsylvania
on Lake Erie. Thanks again!


Re: Alternate Stock Car Loads

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Larry Jackman wrote:
You will probably find that is a drover door for a man to get into
the car if he needed to.
In the NP photos I have, it looks like about a two-foot square door. It could be a feed door, but most drovers would have had a tight squeeze to get through it.

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Re: Alternate Stock Car Loads - was Another question from the newbie...

ljack70117@...
 

You will probably find that is a drover door for a man to get into the car if he needed to.
Thank you
Larry Jackman
ljack70117@...

On Mar 22, 2006, at 9:39 PM, mcindoefalls wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...> wrote:

You can add lumber & pulpwood to your list of out of season commodities
loaded into stock cars.
IIRC, the Central Valley Northern Pacific stock car model has a lumber door in the "A" end.

Walt Lankenau






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Re: Becareful what you say!

John Degnan <seaboardrrman@...>
 

Sorry folks... I forgot (again) to check the "TO" field before I sent my last reply. It was meant to go only to Bobby Pitts.


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Re: NP flat kit

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...>
 

Can't say I ever saw the prototype, but this looks like a nice kit. I think
I may have to buy a couple of them.
--

Brian Ehni

From: Tom Palmer <remlapmot@...>
Reply-To: <STMFC@...>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 20:26:25 -0600
To: <STMFC@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] NP flat kit

Brian,
Try this- http://www.northernspecificmodels.com/ - the stock car is nice.
Best regards,
Tom Palmer
Stafford, (no city taxes) Texas
77477
Modeling the Katy in 1952 in Texas of course.


Re: Becareful what you say!

John Degnan <seaboardrrman@...>
 

You're not alone... I had someone do the same to me recently... I think it was on this group... or maybe it was the RPM group. But either way, I put a halt to his pathetic vernacular by promising to bust him in the mouth if he ever had the misfortune of meeting me. And as you can probably tell from the recent photo of me attached to this e-mail... I'm more than man enough to shut the fool up.

If you make it to the Prototype Modeler's meet here in Port Wentworth on the last Saturday of this month and April first, look for me. And if you make it to the Jacksonville show this weekend, I'll be there too... so look for me.


Big Bad John

bobbypitts44 <bobbypitts44@...> wrote:
I had a member of this group cuss me, and tell me I needed to seek help
for mental problems. I don't think he'd dare do that to the top members
of this group, but you never know! Bobby Pitts



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1/4" scale CV/GTW boxcar

cvsne <mjmcguirk@...>
 

Does anyone recall if someone, somewhere along the line, has made a resin kit for a CV/GTW
1-1/2 door boxcar (the CV's 41000-series with the auto end doors).

I'm trying to complete a list of commercial CV products -- I thought I remembered this car
being available in O scale, but can't recall from whom or if it's still available.

Thanks,

Marty McGuirk


Becareful what you say!

bobbypitts44 <bobbypitts44@...>
 

I had a member of this group cuss me, and tell me I needed to seek help
for mental problems. I don't think he'd dare do that to the top members
of this group, but you never know! Bobby Pitts


Re: Alternate Stock Car Loads - was Another question from the newbie...

mcindoefalls
 

--- In STMFC@..., Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...> wrote:

You can add lumber & pulpwood to your list of out of season commodities
loaded into stock cars.
IIRC, the Central Valley Northern Pacific stock car model has a lumber door in the "A" end.

Walt Lankenau


Re: NP flat kit

joe binish <joebinish@...>
 

sorry!
www.northernspecificmodels.com
joe binish


Running boards for Ann Arbor 1400-1409 PS-1 boxcars

Mark Heiden
 

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I was looking at an equipment diagram for Ann Arbor 40ft PS-
1 boxcars, series 1400-1409. The diagram did not list the type of
running boards, but did list the brake step as being US Gypsum
pattern. The PS-1 production list on the Steam Era Freight cars site
did not list the type of running boards either. Does anyone know for
certain if these cars had US Gypsum running boards? If not, is it a
safe bet to use the type of brake step as an indicator?

Thanks,
Mark Heiden


Re: NP flat kit

Tom Palmer
 

Brian,
Try this- http://www.northernspecificmodels.com/ - the stock car is nice.
Best regards,
Tom Palmer
Stafford, (no city taxes) Texas
77477
Modeling the Katy in 1952 in Texas of course.

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From: Brian Paul Ehni
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] NP flat kit


Website?
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Brian Ehni


From: joe binish <joebinish@...>
Reply-To: <STMFC@...>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 18:56:19 -0600
To: <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] NP flat kit

Fellow freight car nuts,
I receeived my NP 52' flat kit in the mail from Northern Specific models
today. Really nice, enough that I am putting off working on other stuff
that would earn fame and fortune to put it together! I hope to get it done
for an op session this weekend, albeit empty(the lumber load will have to
wait!)I have no connection with Northern Specific Models, just a happy
customer!
Joe Binish




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Re: % private owner tank cars

Tim O'Connor
 

Tim
You are becoming a "Chubbist" with your one in twenty statement -
actually what you mean that one in 20 freight cars on line nationally
were tank cars
( I was eliminating coal hoppers and coal gons -- I figure that accounts
for a sizable % of the total. )

So what's wrong with Chubb? He developed the C-MRI, the bleeding edge
of digital train control when most folks were challenged wiring up Atlas
snap switches. And AFAIK, he actually built a couple of major layouts.
Sad to say, most of the historians aren't interested in that aspect of
the hobby. And so my message was addressed to newbie layout builders,
who should be apprised what a morass they may be getting into with
faithful-to-the-last-drop prototype model builders... or historians. :-)

Tim O'Connor


Re: Linde Box Car

Ed Hawkins
 

On Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at 03:07 PM, John Teeple wrote:

I am in the process of adding details to a Branchline Linde box car. I
have carved the ends to accept the access door which is fairly obvious
in the pictures I have. What is not so obvious is the arrangement of
the roof hatches and the running boards. Did the running board cover
the hatches? Were the running boards hinged in some way to allow access
to the hatches? Did the hatches open while leaving the running boards
in place? The artical in RMJ from 1993 (I think) does not address the
access to the roof hatches during the running board era. I hope someone
in this group has some informtion about this particular car.
John,
The roof hatches were under the running boards. To open each hatch, the
running board section directly over the hatch required removal. There
were no hinges. Drawings of cars built by AC&F are available at the
Museum of Transportation.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins

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