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Re: dynamometer cars

Frank Greene
 

n Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:56:15 -0700 (PDT), Kevin Sprayberry wrote

Thanks Frank, I wondered if the L&N had used that car from time to time. Do you know what year they bought it?

-Kevin
Kevin: While not an L&N expert I assume they "bought" the dynamometer car when they merged the RR in 1957.
Brian Carlson

Steve Johnson, who has forgotten more L&N and NC&StL facts than I will ever know wrote in the "L&N Color Guide" about L&N 42365:

"Here is indeed a rare car in m-of-w service. Originally a dynamometer car,
it was built by ACF about 1916, and finished by NC&StL in 1917 as the
railroad's no. 90130. L&N purchased the car from the NC in 1937, after
having leased it in the 1920s and 1930s, and renumbered it to L&N no. 41900.
The dynamometer car served L&N until the demise of steam on the railroad in
1957, at which time the car was given a second career in m-of-w service, as
no. 42365. The car's kitchen, sleeping berths, office space and work area
made it well-suited to become a camp car. Shown here in Radnor Yard in March
1969, the unique camp car was sold for scrap in the early 1970s. On the
verge of being cut up, the car was saved by a private individual who stored
it at Kentucky Railway Museum sites in Louisville, KY, for several years. In
1978, the car was purchased by the Bluegrass Railroad Museum at Versailles,
KY."

--

Frank Greene
Memphis, TN


Re: Mark Vaughan Wabash Decal Opinions and Correct Set?

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Jason Sanford
"I am thinking about using Mark Vaughan's Wabash decal set E-1 to
letter an OMI Wabash 40' #76000-76238 series wood boxcar with single
door. Is this the best and correct option to letter this car? Is
there a better option out there for lettering these cars? I model
1942. Thanks."

Your teminology is a bit confusing - "wood" boxcar doesn't tell me
much. Is it a single or double sheathed car?


Ben Hom


CDLX Tank Car Ad (Was California Despatch Line-Roma Wine reefer)

Bob Chaparro <thecitrusbelt@...>
 

For what it's worth, the April 1950 edition of Wines & Vines magazine
carried a full page ad for North American Car Corporation's C.D.L.X.
tank cars.

I have not see the actual issue of this magazine.

Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: dynamometer cars

csxt5555
 

Yeah that is what I was thinking but wasn't sure if that car might have been on long term "loan" to the L&N before that.  I am looking for a car to model to along with my Clinchfield stuff.   I thought about doing the C&O car but then after seeing the wood Westinghouse car I thought it may work also.  Just not sure when the Westinghouse car was retired.  However if the L&N had the NC&StL car on loan the I might get away with that.  I guess I could do whichever I want because we all know there is a "prototype" for everything.
 
 
-Kevin

--- On Wed, 10/8/08, Brian J Carlson <brian@...> wrote:

From: Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] dynamometer cars
To: STMFC@...
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 2:12 PM







n Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:56:15 -0700 (PDT), Kevin Sprayberry wrote
Thanks Frank, I wondered if the L&N had used that car from time to
time.  Do you know what year they bought it?  I know that ALCO car
from that link was orginally NKP.  It was painted ALCO in the 60's I
believe.

-Kevin
Kevin: While not an L&N expert I assume they "bought" the dynamometer car
when they merged the RR in 1957.
Brian Carlson

















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Re: dynamometer cars

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

n Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:56:15 -0700 (PDT), Kevin Sprayberry wrote
Thanks Frank, I wondered if the L&N had used that car from time to
time.� Do you know what year they bought it?� I know that ALCO car
from that link was orginally NKP.� It was painted ALCO in the 60's I
believe.

-Kevin
Kevin: While not an L&N expert I assume they "bought" the dynamometer car
when they merged the RR in 1957.
Brian Carlson


Re: dynamometer cars

csxt5555
 

Thanks Frank, I wondered if the L&N had used that car from time to time.  Do you know what year they bought it?  I know that ALCO car from that link was orginally NKP.  It was painted ALCO in the 60's I believe.

-Kevin

--- On Wed, 10/8/08, Frank Greene <frgreene290@...> wrote:

From: Frank Greene <frgreene290@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] dynamometer cars
To: STMFC@...
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 12:56 PM






Kevin Sprayberry wrote:
For railroads that didn't have dynamometer cars, does anyone know how they went about gettting them?
Kevin, there was an example in our backyards, so to speak. The NC&StL
90130 (builder's photo Fallen Flags and also linked from the page you
cited) was loaned to the L&N when they needed it. At some point, the
L&N bought it.

--

Frank Greene
Memphis, TN


















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Re: Mark Vaughan Wabash Decal Opionions and Correct Set?

Greg Martin
 

Just as an add on to this question, does anyone have Mark's email address?

Thanks

Greg Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: parkcitybranch <parkcitybranch@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 7:47 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Mark Vaughan Wabash Decal Opionions and Correct Set?






I am thinking about using Mark Vaughan's Wabash decal set E-1 to letter
an OMI Wabash 40' #76000-76238 series wood boxcar with single door. Is
this the best and correct option to letter this car? Is there a better
option out there for lettering these cars? I model 1942. Thanks.

Jason Sanford


The Keystone Modeler - October 2008

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

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

Articles of interest include:
"PRR Decals – Part 1: Freight, Work Equipment and Cabin Cars" by Elden
Gatwood and Ben Hom

"PRR Station Harrisburg in S-scale" by Keith Thompson


Ben Hom


Re: dynamometer cars

Frank Greene
 

Kevin Sprayberry wrote:
For railroads that didn't have dynamometer cars, does anyone know how they went about gettting them?

Kevin, there was an example in our backyards, so to speak. The NC&StL 90130 (builder's photo Fallen Flags and also linked from the page you cited) was loaned to the L&N when they needed it. At some point, the L&N bought it.

--

Frank Greene
Memphis, TN


Re: dynamometer cars

MOFWCABOOSE@...
 

Alco had their own dynamometer car...the photo is right next to the Westinghouse car. Can't say for certain that either Baldwin or Lima had any. These manufacturer-owned cars?were probably mostly?used with demonstrators.

Railroads that did not have their own cars probably rented one from the bigger road(s) with which they connected. This was fairly common practice with specialized equipment, such as dynamometer cars, scale test cars, and clearance cars, that was not cost-effective on the owning railroad. Rentals to smaller lines undoubtedly helped the balance sheet.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL

-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Sprayberry <csxt5555@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:50 am
Subject: [STMFC] dynamometer cars






For railroads that didn't have dynamometer cars, does anyone know how they went about gettting them?? I know Westinghouse had a car, anyone know where info can be found on it?? Did ALCO, LIMA and Baldwin have there own dyno cars to test their locos after the railroads took delivery?? Any info would be great.? Here is a link to the Westinghouse car photo.
?
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/equipment2.html?(bottom of the page)
?
-Kevin


dynamometer cars

csxt5555
 

For railroads that didn't have dynamometer cars, does anyone know how they went about gettting them?  I know Westinghouse had a car, anyone know where info can be found on it?  Did ALCO, LIMA and Baldwin have there own dyno cars to test their locos after the railroads took delivery?  Any info would be great.  Here is a link to the Westinghouse car photo.
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/equipment2.html (bottom of the page)
 
-Kevin


Re: Post 1950 article in Railway Age on Russell Yard

railsnw1 <railsnw@...>
 

The Seattle Public Library has Railway Age Gazette from 1910 to 1917
and Railway Age from 1918 to date.

Richard Wilkens

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Bill Welch wrote:
. . . where can accessible collections of "Railway Age" be found
if
anyone knows?
Both the California State Railroad Museum and the California
State
Library have collections of RA, the latter collection being quite
complete. The University of California at Berkeley has two sets of
them
also (one set only begins in 1932 but runs into the 1970s, unlike
the
holdings of many libraries).
Many public libraries in large cities around the country
would
have these in their collection, though most are probably storing
them
off-site these days.

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: New DVD is Available

Bob McCarthy
 

Scott,
 
     We have a new S scale only website www.thesupplycar.com that would be a place to reach those modelers.
 
     There is no charge unless we sell your product.  Then we charge 10% of your retail price.  Bank of America is working with us to move THE SUPPLY CAR, LLC to an auction/sales for model railroading only.
 
     Please visit our site and comment/suggest.
 
Thanks,
 
Bob McCarthy
THE SUPPLY CAR, LLC
thesupplycar@...

--- On Wed, 10/8/08, smason22000 <smason2@...> wrote:

From: smason22000 <smason2@...>
Subject: [STMFC] New DVD is Available
To: STMFC@...
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 11:38 AM






Hi folks,

I've just released my latest DVD, "Painting Figures with Dave Revelia". This 60 minute DVD
covers all the essentials needed to bring you figures to life.

Award-winning model railroader, Dave Revelia will demonstrate his techniques for
creating highly detailed scale figures. His methods are easy to learn and understand, and
his results are second to none.

Adding Dave's techniques to your modeling pallet will raise your modeling to new heights.
Dave will show you the materials and paints required to paint great looking figures,
regardless of the scale in which you model.

Dave Revelia has won numerous awards for his scale model building, including a Best in
Show award at the 2002 National Narrow Gauge Convention, and a Best in Show award at
the 2008 National Narrow Gauge Convention for his work on the Sundance Central Fn3
model railroad.

After many awards in multiple contest settings, Dave now travel the United States teaching
clinics and sharing ideas with others. In recent years, Dave has become well known for his
figure painting, but he enjoys all aspects of model building.

Dave takes pleasure in meeting other modelers to both learn and share techniques of
contest-winning modeling.

The scheduled ship date for this DVD is November 13th. To order, go to my website, or
send a check or money order for $29.95 plus $3.00 shipping to:

Scott Mason
9 Lee Street
Franklin, MA 02038

Thanks,

Scott
www.scottymason. com


















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New DVD is Available

smason22000 <smason2@...>
 

Hi folks,

I've just released my latest DVD, "Painting Figures with Dave Revelia". This 60 minute DVD
covers all the essentials needed to bring you figures to life.

Award-winning model railroader, Dave Revelia will demonstrate his techniques for
creating highly detailed scale figures. His methods are easy to learn and understand, and
his results are second to none.

Adding Dave's techniques to your modeling pallet will raise your modeling to new heights.
Dave will show you the materials and paints required to paint great looking figures,
regardless of the scale in which you model.

Dave Revelia has won numerous awards for his scale model building, including a Best in
Show award at the 2002 National Narrow Gauge Convention, and a Best in Show award at
the 2008 National Narrow Gauge Convention for his work on the Sundance Central Fn3
model railroad.

After many awards in multiple contest settings, Dave now travel the United States teaching
clinics and sharing ideas with others. In recent years, Dave has become well known for his
figure painting, but he enjoys all aspects of model building.

Dave takes pleasure in meeting other modelers to both learn and share techniques of
contest-winning modeling.

The scheduled ship date for this DVD is November 13th. To order, go to my website, or
send a check or money order for $29.95 plus $3.00 shipping to:

Scott Mason
9 Lee Street
Franklin, MA 02038

Thanks,

Scott
www.scottymason.com


Re: Post 1950 article in Railway Age on Russell Yard

Paul Krueger <kruegerp@...>
 

I found one post-1950 citation for Railway Age:
Russell, Ky yard enlarged, May 13, 1950, p.904-908

This is a good site for tracking down books and periodicals in libraries:
http://www.worldcat.org/

You can enter your location and it will tell you where the nearest
copies are located.

Paul
Seattle, WA

--- In STMFC@..., "lnbill" <bwelch@...> wrote:

I just learned that there was an article in a post-1950 issue
of "Railway Age" featuring the operations in Russell Yard on the C&O
including great detail on the handling of perishable trains. I am
wondering if there is anyone on the list that can give me a precise
citation for this article. Also, where can accessible collections
of "Railway Age" be found if anyone knows?

Thanks!
Bill Welch


Mark Vaughan Wabash Decal Opionions and Correct Set?

parkcitybranch <parkcitybranch@...>
 

I am thinking about using Mark Vaughan's Wabash decal set E-1 to letter
an OMI Wabash 40' #76000-76238 series wood boxcar with single door. Is
this the best and correct option to letter this car? Is there a better
option out there for lettering these cars? I model 1942. Thanks.

Jason Sanford


Re: California Despatch Line-Roma Wine reefer

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:
I simply meant the R-30-12 was not appropriate. As someone pointed out, the prototype was a rebuilt R-30-5, a different car.
Yes, you're correct, and I was among those pointing out the right class.

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: NAHX car

Jason Kliewer <jasonkliewer3@...>
 

Hello group,

Thank you for the great info. I'm going to do the IM&C car but in a
different scheme than what's in the Kaminski Pullman book. It looks to
be all gray w/o the black end and underbody and has no letterboard.

One thing that I've noticed (I think) is that the hatches might be
turned from their normal position (circa '61). Has anyone ever run
across this?


Jason Kliewer


Re: California Despatch Line-Roma Wine reefer

Tim O'Connor
 

Tony

I simply meant the R-30-12 was not appropriate. As someone
pointed out, the prototype was a rebuilt R-30-5, a different car.

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Tim O'Connor wrote:
. . . this was one of the schemes Red Caboose put out for their
R-30-12 non-ice (bunkerless) reefers, but I somehow doubt those were
really prototypical...
The Red Caboose schemes were based on actual cars discovered in
the Sierra, as we have discussed a couple of times on this list.

Tony Thompson


Re: Post 1950 article in Railway Age on Russell Yard

Richard Townsend
 

Bill,

You might try the Library of Congress.? They do have it in their collection.? It takes forever (about an hour) for them to pull items from the stacks, but you can wander off while you wait.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon

-----Original Message-----
From: lnbill <bwelch@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 11:53 am
Subject: [STMFC] Post 1950 article in Railway Age on Russell Yard






I just learned that there was an article in a post-1950 issue
of "Railway Age" featuring the operations in Russell Yard on the C&O
including great detail on the handling of perishable trains. I am
wondering if there is anyone on the list that can give me a precise
citation for this article. Also, where can accessible collections
of "Railway Age" be found if anyone knows?

Thanks!
Bill Welch

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