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Re: GACX 41001

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
I was lucky enough to fall into ownership of a bound copy of Rwy Age, Jan-Mar 1951. There is much interesting reading and advertising in here.
In the January 15th issue, there is a review of several aspects of railroad locomotives and other
equipment, including freight cars. (Was this an annual review? It implies so in the text, but I'm
not certain.)
Yes, a review and statistical summary was printed for many years.

There is, on page 211 of the January 15,1951 issue, an overhead 3/4 view of GACX 41001. It's a single-sheathed, I suppose, covered hopper with exposed Pratt trussed structure on the sides . . .
Is/was this a one-off experimental/demonstrator design?
GATC built several experimental and demonstrator cars in this period. For example, the first "Airslide" car was GACX 40999. You can see the closeness of the car number <g>.
Wasn't the truss-side design a larger capacity car? That sticks in my memory. It may have been shown in a Cyc or somewhere comparable.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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GACX 41001

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I was lucky enough to fall into ownership of a bound copy of Rwy Age, Jan-Mar 1951. There is much
interesting reading and advertising in here.

In the January 15th issue, there is a review of several aspects of railroad locomotives and other
equipment, including freight cars. (Was this an annual review? It implies so in the text, but I'm
not certain.) There is, on page 211 of the January 15,1951 issue, an overhead 3/4 view of GACX
41001. It's a single-sheathed, I suppose, covered hopper with exposed Pratt trussed structure on
the sides. The hoppers are such that the slope of the sides of the hoppers begins behind the truss
about 1/3 of the way up from the side sill, and then slopes inward toward the center. There are
small round hatches, four on each side. The overall length isn't given, but appears to be on the
order of 45-50'

Is/was this a one-off experimental/demonstrator design? I don't recall seeing such a car before.
There is nothing in the Archives on this car.

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!


Re: Louisiana & Arkansas RR Decals

tmolsen@...
 

Matt,

Have you tried Champion Decals last catalog. If they have them still available, they would be under the Road Name sets. At that point you would also need the data decal sheet also as the road name sets do not have the data with them.

Tom Olsen
Newark, Delaware


Helium Car Kits and Decals

Richard Hendrickson
 

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Jay H. Miller" <jay@kk5im.com>
Date: June 8, 2007 7:50:13 AM PDT
To: rhendrickson@opendoor.com
Subject: Helium Car Kits and Decals

Please post to the freight car list for me:

****************
While on assignment last week my mailbox overflowed with requests for
information about possible decals for helium tanks cars.

I have completed several years of intensive research into the helium
car/plant/operations subject and will present my findings at the Santa
Fe Historical and Modeling Society in Oklahoma City June 21-24. After
that, it is my intention to actively promote the information I have
collected to someone who will produce kits of the 30-tube cars and
possibly a brass model of the original 3-tube cars. While I do not
have a 100% commitment from a maker, I do have some potential interest
and it "looks good." There are a number of engineering issues that
will require considerable thought before the pattern making process
begins.

The drawings, photographs and specifications for all eight generations
of helium tank cars have been cataloged/scanned/etc. Artwork is
underway for a decal sheet which will letter the new kits and anything
else available from 1926-1962 built dates and forward until the end of
helium car operations ca. 1998.

The decals would go with the new kits but would also be available
separately.

I've asked Richard to repost this to your list so everyone can get the
information. Thanks for your interest and support.
Jay Miller
Richard Hendrickson


The Keystone Modeler - June 2007

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

The June issue of TKM is online at
http://www.prrths.com/Keystone%20Modeler/Keystone_Modeler.htm

Articles of interest include:
- The Sandusky Branch and Coal Docks by Al Buchan
- Modeling the Sandusky Coal Dumper No 3 by Al Parker
- Modeling the Class H33 Covered Hopper by Chuck Cover
- Annual Meeting Contest Winners by Elden Gatwood


Ben Hom


Yahoo @#%&^$!

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

Sorry group, I used the "send email" icon on the site to reply to Jim Peters directly but it looks like it may have posted it to the group instead.

KL


e-mail problems

jim peters
 

Over the last few days I have requested 4 members of these groups, members who are not in my normal contact list, to contact me direct. I've been experiencing some difficulty - In the last week Mr. Micro-Soft decided twice I did not need to be contacted by the outside world.

I THINK I HAVE THE PROBLEM SOLVED - IF ANY OF THESE GENTLEMEN WERE TRYING TO GET IN CONTACT - PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

SORRY FOR THE OFF TOPIC MESSAGE.

Jim Peters
Coquitlam, BC

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Taurus Ladders

Schuyler Larrabee
 

With apologies about the length of time it's taken me to make good on my promise, I have uploaded
two workbench shots of Chesapeake System Caboose 425, equipped with Taurus photoetched ladders. It
may be worth mentioning that I did these cabooses (four) at least 15 years ago, and they have
resided on the North Shore club's layout since then. In general, they have survived the handling
(and manhandling) that they get in a club environment quite well. On occasion I've had to un-smash
the top curved parts of the stiles, but generally they remain in pretty good condition. I don't
remember if this was in the instructions, but I bent over the ends of the stiles and used brass NBW
castings to make a pinned connection at both the top and bottom of the ladder, so they are pinned in
place at four points. The point being you should not assume that the delicate look means a delicate
model.

Dean, the top doesn't much resemble your description,

North Shore Model Railroad Club: www.nsmrc.org

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!


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

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