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Re: Louisiana & Arkansas RR Decals

jerryglow2
 

Martin (Sunshine) made 2 versions of the Howe truss side car for L&A.
He may have decals available.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "matthewjstrickland"
<matthewjstrickland@...> wrote:

Hi Guys,

Is there any Louisiana & Arkansas RR Decals out there? I am trying
to
model their 40ft single sheathed box car in 1950 in HO Scale. I just
can't find any Decals.

Any suggestions?

thanks for your help in advance

MATT


Louisiana & Arkansas RR Decals

matt
 

Hi Guys,

Is there any Louisiana & Arkansas RR Decals out there? I am trying to
model their 40ft single sheathed box car in 1950 in HO Scale. I just
can't find any Decals.

Any suggestions?

thanks for your help in advance

MATT


Tom Olsen

Westerfield <westerfield@...>
 

Tom - Please send me your new email address. - Al


gondola loads

jerryglow2
 

Although the cars might be too new for this group's time frame, would
this practive <http://www.pbase.com/lumixfz30/gondola_detail_shots>
have been used in the "transition" era?

Jerry Glow


Re: Caswell Gondolas delayed

Andy Carlson
 

Jon Miller <atsf@inow.com> wrote:
I assume you mean the assembled ones. Are the kits shot here or are the
molds in China?

Jon Miller
AT&SF



I do not know where the parts are being cast. I have been told that undec ATSF Caswell gondola kits will be offered, at a later date. Intermountain has done assembled, painted-unlettered Caswells in both K and AB brake versions. These are arriving with the lettered assembled cars. I am not aware if this (assembled, painted-unlettered) has been done before by Intermountain.

The Caswells coming over to the states are indeed assembled cars.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Front Range Box Cars

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

NKP 20203 was a "PS-0" car a prewar lightweight welded car. The Front range
kit isn't appropriate.

Brian J Carlson P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: Front Range Box Cars

armprem
 

Thanks Ed,This is going ro save me a awful lot of work.In a way,they are not bad looking cars.Armand Premo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Hawkins" <hawk0621@sbcglobal.net>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Front Range Box Cars



On Jun 8, 2007, at 2:27 PM, armprem1 wrote:

I am currently trying to update several Front Range box cars to near
current standards.Can someone help me with some information?The CMO
box
car (37000) series has a built date of 10-45 and has a diagonal panel
roof as does an NKP welded side car (20203) also with a 1945 built
date.The lettering on each car is well done.What type of roof and
running board did each car have and just how accurate are these cars?
Any other information you can share will be much appreciated.Armand
Premo
Armand,
Front Range produced a number of different models, however, for the
most part their 40' box car models represented box cars built 1955 to
the early 1960s. They are not correct for anything built as early as
1945. The NKP car 20203 wasn't even built in 1945, but rather was built
in March 1941 as part of ACF lot number 2080 (series 20200-20499).
These NKP prototype cars didn't look anything like the FR models.
Totally bogus.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins






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Re: Front Range Box Cars

Ed Hawkins
 

On Jun 8, 2007, at 2:27 PM, armprem1 wrote:

I am currently trying to update several Front Range box cars to near
current standards.Can someone help me with some information?The CMO
box
car (37000) series has a built date of 10-45 and has a diagonal panel
roof as does an NKP welded side car (20203) also with a 1945 built
date.The lettering on each car is well done.What type of roof and
running board did each car have and just how accurate are these cars?
Any other information you can share will be much appreciated.Armand
Premo
Armand,
Front Range produced a number of different models, however, for the
most part their 40' box car models represented box cars built 1955 to
the early 1960s. They are not correct for anything built as early as
1945. The NKP car 20203 wasn't even built in 1945, but rather was built
in March 1941 as part of ACF lot number 2080 (series 20200-20499).
These NKP prototype cars didn't look anything like the FR models.
Totally bogus.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: Caswell Gondolas delayed

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Intermountain informs me that they have not yet received their ATSF HO Caswell gondolas from China. <
Andy,
I assume you mean the assembled ones. Are the kits shot here or are the molds in China?

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax, Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI user
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Caswell Gondolas delayed

Andy Carlson
 

Intermountain informs me that they have not yet received their ATSF HO Caswell gondolas from China. The most current guess is their arrival mid next week.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Front Range Box Cars

armprem
 

I am currently trying to update several Front Range box cars to near
current standards.Can someone help me with some information?The CMO box
car (37000) series has a built date of 10-45 and has a diagonal panel
roof as does an NKP welded side car (20203) also with a 1945 built
date.The lettering on each car is well done.What type of roof and
running board did each car have and just how accurate are these cars?
Any other information you can share will be much appreciated.Armand
Premo


Re: Molasses in Tank Cars in the 1950s

bill_d_goat
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "matthewjstrickland"
<matthewjstrickland@...> wrote:

Hi Guys,

Can anyone tell me which type of tank cars were used to transport
molasses to and from refineries in Louisana in the 1950s?

Were any specific road names used eg UTLX , GATX, Sid Richardson?

Thanks in advance for your help

MATT
Matt
I was wrong about the Richardson part.
The name I was thinking about was the Harry L. Laws Molasses Co., also
of New Orleans.
Bill Williams


Re: Front Range Box Cars

Charles Hladik
 

Armand,
What, non Rutland rolling stock? Check out _www.nkphts.org/modeler_
(http://www.nkphts.org/modeler) and see if that helps. It's OK, I too have a few
NKP and those other "shortlines" stuff.
Chuck Hladik
Rutland Railroad
Virginia Division



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Re: representing cast steel

jim peters
 

Kurt,

I'm fascinated with the modeling shown in the photos - and would like to try my hand at the military modeling - are there any sites you would recommend or info you could pass on? OFF LIST OF COARSE

Jim Peters
Coquitlam, BC


From: "Kurt Laughlin" <fleeta@verizon.net>
Reply-To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] representing cast steel
Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 22:37:39 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: bud9351

Well, OK, my caboose question from a week or so ago was probably
sent to the wrong list, so am trying this "modeling" question. Has
anyone tried to simulate the rough finish of cast steel on styrene?
----- Original Message -----

Yes. There are several ways.

1. At the hobby look for Mr Surfacer 500 and Mr Surfacer 1000. These are
primer-surfacer compounds similar to very thick paint. The 500 uses a
coarser filler than the 1000 and gives a correspondingly rougher finish.
Just paint them on the plastic and work it a little bit with the brush
and/or stipple it. If it gets too rough you can smooth it out with liquid
cement or fine sandpaper.

In this photo the gray areas have been covered with Mr Surfacer:
http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/usa/t10_zaloga4.jpg

And you can see the effect here:
http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/usa/t10_zaloga1.jpg

2. Liquid cement. Paint it on and either leave it or stipple it.

3. Testors or Squadron plastic putty thinned with liquid cement. Paint it
on and either leave it or stipple it.

The blue areas are thinned putty:
http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/usa/szm4a1-1.jpg

Painted:
http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/usa/szm4a1-5.jpg

HTH,
KL

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Re: Running board question

Tony Higgins
 

All Apex according to RP CYC roster.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Staffan Ehnbom" <staffan.ehnbom@...>
wrote:
<snip>

Have not found running board info on the 2525-2549 (not renumbered)
express box cars.

Staffan Ehnbom

----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Higgins
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 8:05 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Running board question



In RP Cyc Vol 8, there's an excellent article about 10'-0" IH
postwar
cars with a detailed roster including the GN cars. With few
exceptions, GN used Morton, Gypsum and Apex RBs on all series of
these cars, so, take your pick! There's a picture of 18368 with
what
appears to be an Apex RB. Author Ed Hawkins lists "Great Northern
40'
Steel Box Cars" GNRHS Ref Sheet #61 as a reference. -you may find
more specific info there.

-Tony Higgins

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Matt Sugerman" <camas74@> wrote:
>
> Group,
>
> Does anyone know what type of running board is correct for a GN
12
> panel 10'0" boxcar, like the intermountain kit???
>
> Thanks,
> Matt Sugerman,
> Ft Worth, TX
>





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Re: caboose ladders

Douglas Harding <dharding@...>
 

AMB does laser cut plywood stiles for various ladders in their Caboose kits.
Usually includeextra parts. I know I now have a box of extra M&StL style
ladders I have assembled, which are very nice looking ladders. You might
seek someone who has some extra ladders that match the style you are looking
for.

Doug Harding
www.iowacentralrr.org

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Re: caboose ladders

Rob & Bev Manley
 

There are caboose ladders on one of the Central Valley detail Sprues that I think is called "fences and ladders". It even has the top hoop similar to a CB&Q style ladder.
Rob Manley

----- Original Message -----
From: John F. Cizmar
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 8:50 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] caboose ladders


Guys,
I'd be interested to have a look at the Taurus items as well. My AMB NKP 1000 series project is stalled due to my limited fabricating skills. I've had moderate success drilling some brass flat stock for the ladders. One the stiles took me 11/2 hours to drill. The result is disapointing as I need to make (3) more.
John Cizmar
Schuyler Larrabee <schuyler.larrabee@verizon.net> wrote:
Hi Dean

I did some Taurus Products ladders on some cabooses for the Chesapeake & Lake Erie. I can take a
picture of them tomorrow night, and send it to you. Walthers' listing for this is not illustrated.
It is a fairly nice etching, but I believe it's round at the top, not the 45 degree angles you
mention.

Are they flat in both the vertical stiles and the 45 degree part? Got a link to a picture?

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On
> Behalf Of Dean Payne
> Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 11:11 PM
> To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [STMFC] caboose ladders
>
> I need to finish my kitbash of a W&LE caboose. I have a pair of
> Athearn caboose ladders (# 12504) but I now realize they are
> too crude
> for the rest of the work I put into it. These ladders don't
> curve over
> the top in an arc, these bend down at a 45 degree angle or so. The
> prototype uses a flat stile and round rungs. I don't think I am good
> enought to fabricate a decent stile out of styrene, nor would it be
> sturdy enough. The Athearn ladder is sturdy enough, but it is
> obviously stamped out of a flat sheet of metal. Does anybody make a
> higher-quality part? TCS makes a resin kit for the caboose, I wonder
> what ladder they use?
>
> Dean Payne
>
>
>
>
>

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Re: Decals for Helium tank cars.

Peter J. McClosky <pmcclosky@...>
 

Hello Mr. Michels,

I have several. The one I want to decal now is an HO scale Roco
(Austria). (The others are still packed away after my move from Los
Angeles to Eugene, OR.)

Hope you can help,

Peter
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asychis@aol.com wrote:

What model would you use decals on?

Jerry Michels

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Re: Molasses in Tank Cars in the 1950s

al_brown03
 

Kaminski's tank car book, p147, shows a builder's photo of ILX 616, a
6000-gallon, ICC 103-W tank built in 1953. The car was uninsulated
but had heater coils, is said to belong to the Thomas E. Snyder Sons
Company, and advertises its lading as "SWEET PURE MOLASSES". The ILX
reporting mark belonged, per the 1/53 ORER, to the Inland Molasses
Company, with home points of Chicago, Ill.; East Chicago, Ind.; East
St. Louis, Ill.; Goodhope, La.; Hubbard, O.; Kansas City, Mo.;
Longview, Tex.; and Sharon, Pa. Inland Molasses had both 6000 and
8000 gallon cars, all ICC 103-W.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "bill_d_goat" <billdgoat@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "matthewjstrickland"
<matthewjstrickland@> wrote:

Hi Guys,

Can anyone tell me which type of tank cars were used to transport
molasses to and from refineries in Louisana in the 1950s?

Were any specific road names used eg UTLX , GATX, Sid Richardson?

Thanks in advance for your help

MATT
Dear Matt
I have two tankcars decaled for the "Williams Molasses Co". of New
Orleans. My name is Williams and I live in the N.O. area so I had
to
get these decals when I saw them in the Champ catalog years ago.
The
one I have in front of me is lettered HTCX 630. This is a good
number
for the Harbor Tank Line Company of Chicago listed in my 1943 ORER.
(by the '50s, I don't know)I am "assuming" that Champ did their
research properly!
A mutual friend of mine and Andy Sperandeo has a model tankcar on
his
layout lettered with decals sent to him by Andy for another New
Orleans molasses company. I think that the name was Richardson but
couldn't swear to it. Andy, do you remember? I'll forward your
message to my friend and ask him to check his car and contact you.
Bill Williams


Re: Running board question

Matt S.
 

GN 18455 & 18485...

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Russ Strodtz" <sheridan@...> wrote:

Matt,

Exactly what number series are you interested in?

Russ

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