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Re: "Lemons" into lemonade

spsalso
 

What era? Actually any time from when these cars were constructed
(post war, I think) until now.

Ed

Re: Swift's Brookfield Butter "Meat" Reefer

michael bishop <goldrod_1@...>
 

The Swift and Company still had ads into the mid fifties for the Brookfield Dairy Butter. The ads were in major national magazines so it is possible that the items could have been in many areas of the country. BTW, Swift and Company has been sold to a Brazil meat packing company this last month.

Michael

rickstern845215 <rstern1@...> wrote:

Atlas has in their HO line a meat reefer decorated for Swift and the
lettering for "Brookfield Butter". I'm aware that Swift owned a
dairy/breakfast (eggs, milk, butter, etc.) products firm called
Brookfield, but I don't know if they had any special cars for
transporting dairy prodcuts.

Can anyone tell me ...

* Were these cars used for transporting meat, or dairy products.
E.g., was this just another of Swift's many advertising "sides" used on
their meat cars? * What was the time period when these cars were
active. I have found collectibles on the web for Swift's Brookfield
subsidiary from before WWII, but not after. * What parts of the
country might these cars have operated?

Thanks
Rick Stern

Re: Texaco Tank Car Fleet in 1950

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jun 11, 2008, at 4:06 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:

The Union Oil Museum in Santa Paula (Southern California) has a B&W
image of the Texaco refinery of Fillmore which was closed in 1951.
Their photo, if I remember correctly, was credited to a 1950 shot,
and in the facility were numerous Texaco lettered tank cars,
including 3-4 Silver tank cars with large TEXACO lettering.






I've seen the photo to which Andy refers, as well as several others
that were apparently taken at the same time. He's correct that there
were three or four aluminum "billboard" Texaco cars. However, it
should be added that the many other cars in the photos are black, and
IIRC correctly hardly any of the black cars still had billboard
stenciling.

Richard Hendrickson

Re: "Lemons" into lemonade

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Ed (Sutorik?) asked:
"Because I am handwritingly challenged, my local shop brought in a
couple of Red Caboose RC-8900's rather than what I thought I had
ordered. I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion for utilizing
these two orphans other than painting and lettering them just as Red
Caboose does their decorated items. I think it might be fun to see
where this situation leads."

http://tinyurl.com/3kwheu

Sure, Ed, but it would help us to help you if you could let us know
what era you're interested in.


Ben Hom

Re: Invention & Technology article

Tom Madden <tgmadden@...>
 

I haven't gotten a copy yet but was promised one. I'm glad that it
is finally out...

Jack Burgess
Saw the issue at the CRRM Library this afternoon. Excellent article.
You'll be pleased with the part about you, Jack.

Tom Madden

Erie Hoppers

Justin Kahn
 

Oh, pshaw, Chuck!! Now what am I supposed to do with those Ambroid kits I've been hoarding carefully all these years?

Jace Kahn, General Manager
Ceres and Canisteo RR Co.


Don't take that drawing I did of the Erie car in RMC very seriously.

That was 48 years ago and the first proto drawing I ever had published!

Since then standards for doing such drawings have gone up tremendously
and now it is "if you can't do it right don't do it".

I would recommend using the drawing the CBC as reference.

Chuck Yungkurth
Boulder CO

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Re: Taking Apart a Sunshine Model-Top Heavy?

Chuck Cover <cecover@...>
 

Bob,

I have built both the Sunshine B&O and PRR X31F round roof cars and there is absolutely no problem with tracking on my layout. I did add some weights to the floor of the car during construction to get them up to standards, but the roof is really not that thick to make the car top heavy.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

"Lemons" into lemonade

spsalso
 

Because I am handwritingly challenged, my local shop brought in a
couple of Red Caboose RC-8900's rather than what I thought I had
ordered. I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestion for utilizing
these two orphans other than painting and lettering them just as Red
Caboose does their decorated items. I think it might be fun to see
where this situation leads.

Thanks for your consideration, Ed

Re: GARX car in Monon, IN

John F. Pautz <jfpautz@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., Roger Hinman <rhinman@...> wrote:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=825673

Anyone know where in Monon this car is located???


Roger Hinman
Roger,

It appears to be at the Monon museum, on US 421 about 1 mile north of
Monon.

John F. Pautz
American Switch & Signal
P:48 track components

Re: GARX car in Monon, IN

Michael Aufderheide
 

Roger,
&nbsp;
That car is at the Monon Connection museum about a mile north of town on 421.&nbsp; The museum is one of the best I've seen for memoribilia, and they have a restaurant with good pie too.
&nbsp;
Mike

--- On Wed, 6/11/08, Roger Hinman <rhinman@...> wrote:

From: Roger Hinman <rhinman@...>
Subject: [STMFC] GARX car in Monon, IN
To: STMFC@...
Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 6:30 PM






http://www.rrpictur earchives. net/showPicture. aspx?id=825673

Anyone know where in Monon this car is located???

Roger Hinman

GARX car in Monon, IN

Roger Hinman <rhinman@...>
 

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=825673

Anyone know where in Monon this car is located???


Roger Hinman

Re: Texaco Tank Car Fleet in 1950

Andy Carlson
 

The Union Oil Museum in Santa Paula (Southern California) has a B&W image of the Texaco refinery of Fillmore which was closed in 1951. Their photo, if I remember correctly, was credited to a 1950 shot, and in the facility were numerous Texaco lettered tank cars, including 3-4 Silver tank cars with large TEXACO lettering.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote: Louie Hydrick wrote:
> I have acquired over the years several negative or slides of a
> Georgia Railroad GP-7 on the Macon Branch with a Silver Texaco Tank
> Car in the consist. At least two different numbers occur; therefore,
> I would not remove all Silver Texaco Tank Cars from an early 1950's
> setting.

Interesting observation. Since we know that tank cars tended to
soldier on without even reweigh stenciling, I suppose it's not odd that
some of the silver paint jobs would survive for years after they were
"discontinued" as new paint schemes.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history

Re: Invention & Technology article

Jack Burgess
 

I haven't gotten a copy yet but was promised one. I'm glad that it is
finally out...

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com

Am I the only one who gets this magazine?

Fantastic article on how "railroader models" do valuable historical
research.

Cites STMFC members such as Hendrickson, Thompsom. Madden,Westerfield,
Hawkins,Burgess,and others. Great article on the protype research and
value of such.

Think we owe all this to Richard Hendricson who started the old FCDX
mail newsletter!

Chuck Yungkurth
Boulder CO

Invention & Technology article

drgwrail
 

Am I the only one who gets this magazine?

Fantastic article on how "railroader models" do valuable historical
research.

Cites STMFC members such as Hendrickson, Thompsom. Madden,Westerfield,
Hawkins,Burgess,and others. Great article on the protype research and
value of such.

Think we owe all this to Richard Hendricson who started the old FCDX
mail newsletter!

Chuck Yungkurth
Boulder CO

Re: Swift's Brookfield Butter "Meat" Reefer

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jun 11, 2008, at 3:06 PM, rickstern845215 wrote:

Atlas has in their HO line a meat reefer decorated for Swift and the
lettering for "Brookfield Butter". I'm aware that Swift owned a
dairy/breakfast (eggs, milk, butter, etc.) products firm called
Brookfield, but I don't know if they had any special cars for
transporting dairy prodcuts.






See the forthcoming Signature Press book on billboard reefers (out
in July, unless Tony Thompson speaks with forked tongue). As it
happens, I'm doing a final review/copyread at this very moment, It
includes a photo of a Swift car with Brookfield Butter stenciling.
Can anyone tell me ...

* Were these cars used for transporting meat, or dairy products?


E.g., was this just another of Swift's many advertising "sides"
used on
their meat cars? *






Whatever Swift wanted to ship in them. Though the cars were RSMs,
their meat rails didn't prevent them from being used for dairy
products as well.

What was the time period when these cars were
active. I have found collectibles on the web for Swift's Brookfield
subsidiary from before WWII, but not after.




As the book explains, billboard reefers were banned by the ICC
effective in 1934, with all cars having such stenciling to be
repainted by 1938.

* What parts of the
country might these cars have operated?



Any place where Swift had packing plants or wholesale warehouses -
which is to say, just about anywhere except on remote branch lines.

Richard Hendrickson

Swift's Brookfield Butter "Meat" Reefer

rickstern845215 <rstern1@...>
 

Atlas has in their HO line a meat reefer decorated for Swift and the
lettering for "Brookfield Butter". I'm aware that Swift owned a
dairy/breakfast (eggs, milk, butter, etc.) products firm called
Brookfield, but I don't know if they had any special cars for
transporting dairy prodcuts.

Can anyone tell me ...

* Were these cars used for transporting meat, or dairy products.
E.g., was this just another of Swift's many advertising "sides" used on
their meat cars? * What was the time period when these cars were
active. I have found collectibles on the web for Swift's Brookfield
subsidiary from before WWII, but not after. * What parts of the
country might these cars have operated?

Thanks
Rick Stern

Re: Naperville 2008...

Jack Burgess
 

Thanks...

Jack

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]On Behalf Of
Richard Hendrickson
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 2:17 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Naperville 2008...


On Jun 11, 2008, at 2:03 PM, Jack Burgess wrote:

The dates for this year's Naperville meet have been posted several
times but
I haven't seem any information on the hotel. Since this will be the
first
year that I will have a chance to attend, can someone give me the
hotel
information or where it might be posted?





Holiday Inn, 1801 Naper Blvd., Naperville, IL Phone (630) 445-6314
weekdays and ask for the Sunshine Models rate. But note that the
rate hasn't been established yet, so it's probably too early to book
a room. Also, it's best to phone direct, as some of us have had
problems in the past getting the special rate by phoning the national
Holiday Inn reservation 800 number.

Richard Hendrickson






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Re: Micro Mark Deluxe Decal Finishing System

Lawrence Rast
 

Tim,

I've not heard of this approach to dry transfers to decals before.
Could you expand a bit on it, please?

Best,
Lawrence Rast

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 9:56 AM, <@timboconnor> wrote:

I routinely use the Microscale liquid decal stuff (I forget the name) to
either hold old decals together, or to transform tiny lettering from dry
transfers into decals, after first transferring them to decal paper. Just
brush it on and let it dry.

Re: Naperville 2008...

Lawrence Rast
 

Oops, left off the hotel link. Here it is.

http://www.naperselect.com/

Best,
Lawrence Rast

Re: Naperville 2008...

Lawrence Rast
 

Greetings Jack,

The dates are October 30-November 1, 2008 at the Naperville, Illinois,
Holiday Inn.

Best,
Lawrence Rast

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Jack Burgess <jack@...> wrote:
The dates for this year's Naperville meet have been posted several times but
I haven't seem any information on the hotel. Since this will be the first
year that I will have a chance to attend, can someone give me the hotel
information or where it might be posted?

Thanks

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com