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New 1950s Rock Island 50' Boxcar

asychis@...
 

FYI

The Amarillo Railroad Museum has just received (yesterday) a limited run of
Branchline 50' steel boxcars lettered for the Rock Island's 5001 series with
DF loader markings. Six road numbers, two reweigh dates. Ready to run. For
details see our website: _www.amarillorailmuseum.com_
(http://www.amarillorailmuseum.com)

Thanks,

Jerry Michels
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Re: Wabash hand brake

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Clark;



Because tooling that handbrake would be incredibly time intensive (ask Kadee
how long it took them to do their wheels), and not that many cars had that
wheel. I have gotten the same response on requests for an early Peacock or
any Klasing wheel.



Since a significant portion of all freight cars got their hand brake wheels
broken at some point, take a Miner housing and put a replacement Miner wheel
on it and tell people (in the unlikely event that anyone would ask) that it
needed a replacement! You can even put a freshly-painted wheel on a highly
weathered car, so they DO ask...



Elden Gatwood



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From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
rockroll50401
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 12:43 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Wabash hand brake



Next question:
Why would you put out a kit without one of the most recognizable components?
I have spent time and money on a kit that I can't finish!
Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> , cobrapsl@...
wrote:

Clark,

It is a very early Miner wheel that the Wabash seemed to like, as I have
seen it on other cars besides this one. There is no HO detail part for it. I
have spoken to Ted Culotta about it, but it is way down his "to do" list.

Paul Lyons
Laguna Niguel, CA


-----Original Message-----
From: Clark Propst <cepropst@...>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 6:06 am
Subject: [STMFC] Wabash hand brake






I'm assembling the Wabash steel rebuild mini-kit Sunshine put out a few
years ago using the Tichy steel rebuilt car.

The only photos of the B end I have are the one in the instructions and a
very poor Sidney Wheeler snap shot. Both have some unusual hand brake. The
hand wheel appears to be about 3' in diameter! Did they put any hand brakes
on these cars at are available in HO scale?

Thanks for any help with this,
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa












Re: Wabash hand brake

rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

Next question:
Why would you put out a kit without one of the most recognizable components?
I have spent time and money on a kit that I can't finish!
Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, cobrapsl@... wrote:

Clark,

It is a very early Miner wheel that the Wabash seemed to like, as I have seen it on other cars besides this one. There is no HO detail part for it. I have spoken to Ted Culotta about it, but it is way down his "to do" list.

Paul Lyons
Laguna Niguel, CA


-----Original Message-----
From: Clark Propst <cepropst@...>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 6:06 am
Subject: [STMFC] Wabash hand brake






I'm assembling the Wabash steel rebuild mini-kit Sunshine put out a few years ago using the Tichy steel rebuilt car.

The only photos of the B end I have are the one in the instructions and a very poor Sidney Wheeler snap shot. Both have some unusual hand brake. The hand wheel appears to be about 3' in diameter! Did they put any hand brakes on these cars at are available in HO scale?

Thanks for any help with this,
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa










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Re: Latest issue of the ACL-SCL Modeler

Misc Clark
 

it's not out yet... that link that you deleted goes to the current issue so
you haven't missed anything...
Clark Cone

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 7:24 AM, <tmolsen@udel.edu> wrote:

John Golden,

Somehow in sorting out email, I managed to delete the email that you sent
giving the link for the latest ACL-SCL modeler. Would it possible for you to
send me the link that you provided earlier as it is not yet on the ACL-SCL
website.

Thanks much!

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292
tmolsen@udel.edu <tmolsen%40udel.edu>


Re: The SHAKE N TAKE clinic is a full house

Misc Clark
 

no they didn't, thanks for the heads-up!
reagrds, Clark C

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 3:35 PM, <tgregmrtn@aol.com> wrote:

Clark,

Did anyone mention to you that we created a Yahoo Group for this year's
Shake N Take clinic on the UP Stock car. It is titled simply that Shake N
Take.

Greg Martin





Re: Wabash hand brake

Paul Lyons
 

Clark,

It is a very early Miner wheel that the Wabash seemed to like, as I have seen it on other cars besides this one. There is no HO detail part for it. I have spoken to Ted Culotta about it, but it is way down his "to do" list.

Paul Lyons
Laguna Niguel, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Clark Propst <cepropst@netconx.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 6:06 am
Subject: [STMFC] Wabash hand brake






I'm assembling the Wabash steel rebuild mini-kit Sunshine put out a few years ago using the Tichy steel rebuilt car.

The only photos of the B end I have are the one in the instructions and a very poor Sidney Wheeler snap shot. Both have some unusual hand brake. The hand wheel appears to be about 3' in diameter! Did they put any hand brakes on these cars at are available in HO scale?

Thanks for any help with this,
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Wabash hand brake

Victor Bitleris
 

I have attached a photograph of one I took in Owasso in 2007. According to Tony Koester, this is a Wabash Steel Sided Rebuild. Unfortunately I couldn't get close enough to take good photos of the B end, so the shot I posted here is the best I have. I also will be doing one of these using the Tichy Kit. I already have the requisite 7/8 ends.
I am hoping this list accepts attachments, if not, I will be happy to post it on the group photos or send in a private email
Regards, Vic Bitleris
Raleigh, NC



To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: cepropst@netconx.net
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:06:13 -0500
Subject: [STMFC] Wabash hand brake





















I'm assembling the Wabash steel rebuild mini-kit Sunshine put out a few years ago using the Tichy steel rebuilt car.



The only photos of the B end I have are the one in the instructions and a very poor Sidney Wheeler snap shot. Both have some unusual hand brake. The hand wheel appears to be about 3' in diameter! Did they put any hand brakes on these cars at are available in HO scale?



Thanks for any help with this,

Clark Propst

Mason City Iowa


























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Re: Wabash hand brake

Victor Bitleris
 

I have attached a photograph of one I took in Owasso in 2007. According to Tony Koester, this is a Wabash Steel Sided Rebuild. Unfortunately I couldn't get close enough to take good photos of the B end, so the shot I posted here is the best I have. I also will be doing one of these using the Tichy Kit. I already have the requisite 7/8 ends.
I am hoping this list accepts attachments, if not, I will be happy to post it on the group photos or send in a private email
Regards, Vic Bitleris
Raleigh, NC



To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: cepropst@netconx.net
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:06:13 -0500
Subject: [STMFC] Wabash hand brake





















I'm assembling the Wabash steel rebuild mini-kit Sunshine put out a few years ago using the Tichy steel rebuilt car.



The only photos of the B end I have are the one in the instructions and a very poor Sidney Wheeler snap shot. Both have some unusual hand brake. The hand wheel appears to be about 3' in diameter! Did they put any hand brakes on these cars at are available in HO scale?



Thanks for any help with this,

Clark Propst

Mason City Iowa


























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Re: Gondola interior bracing; was Some WWII photos from Flickr...

Bill Schneider <branchline@...>
 

Suspect that we may be lookig into an offset hopper Don...

Bill Schneider

----- Original Message -----
From: Donald B. Valentine
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:41 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Gondola interior bracing; was Some WWII photos from Flickr...


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Lucas" <stevelucas3@...> wrote:
>
> These appear to be more Office of War Information photos, but this time NOT by Jack Delano.
>
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179911770/in/set-72157603671370361/
>
> A CPR boxcar being loaded with sulphur in Texas?

While the CPR box car is of interest, of more interest to me was the interior view of the offset panel gondola next to the L&A boxcar in the first photo. This is the first gondola I have seen with such diagonal cross bracing in its interior. While the reasons for it are obvious, and should create no problems with bulk loads such as sulphur, coal, gravel or other bulk commodities not effected badly by exposure to the elements, such bracing would certainly effect the utility of any cars so constructed in their ability to handle loads that I suspect a number of us would think of first when considering gondalas.

Regards, Don Valentine


Re: Gondola interior bracing; was Some WWII photos from Flickr...

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Lucas" <stevelucas3@...> wrote:

These appear to be more Office of War Information photos, but this time NOT by Jack Delano.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2179911770/in/set-72157603671370361/

A CPR boxcar being loaded with sulphur in Texas?

While the CPR box car is of interest, of more interest to me was the interior view of the offset panel gondola next to the L&A boxcar in the first photo. This is the first gondola I have seen with such diagonal cross bracing in its interior. While the reasons for it are obvious, and should create no problems with bulk loads such as sulphur, coal, gravel or other bulk commodities not effected badly by exposure to the elements, such bracing would certainly effect the utility of any cars so constructed in their ability to handle loads that I suspect a number of us would think of first when considering gondalas.

Regards, Don Valentine


Re: Wabash hand brake

wlhoss@...
 

What do they look like? Can you reference a photo(s) on line?

Thanks,
Bill Hoss

In a message dated 3/26/2009 10:01:18 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
elden.j.gatwood@usace.army.mil writes:

Clark;

Because tooling that handbrake would be incredibly time intensive (ask Kadee
how long it took them to do their wheels), and not that many cars had that
wheel. I have gotten the same response on requests for an early Peacock or
any Klasing wheel.........

Elden Gatwood


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Wabash hand brake

Clark Propst <cepropst@...>
 

I'm assembling the Wabash steel rebuild mini-kit Sunshine put out a few years ago using the Tichy steel rebuilt car.

The only photos of the B end I have are the one in the instructions and a very poor Sidney Wheeler snap shot. Both have some unusual hand brake. The hand wheel appears to be about 3' in diameter! Did they put any hand brakes on these cars at are available in HO scale?

Thanks for any help with this,
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: SCL Modeler #7, Vol. 3, No.1

Mike Turner <yardcoolieyahoo@...>
 

Can someone please point me to a copy of the SCL Modeler that has the 1st part of the P&N freight car article? That would be Vol. 2 No. 2 2nd Quarter 2008. TIA.

Mike Turner
Simpsonville, SC 29681

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, John Golden <golden1014@...> wrote:

Gentlemen,
 
The next SCL Modeler is edited and ready to go and should be available for free download on the ACL & SAL HS website http://www.aclsal.org/ by tomorrow--just in time for Savannah RPM.
 
Articles include SAL B-6 Box Cars, SCL U-18B "Baby Boats", Freight Car Terminology, ACL Yard Light Towers, 2009 Cocoa Beach Report, ACL K-17 Gondola update, and an all-ACL "From the Archives" on freight cars.
 
John


Re: The SHAKE N TAKE clinic is a full house

rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

Greg,
I did not attend this year's 'Shake and Take' simply because I had no need for that car. That way someone else who did could attend.

I gave the KCS box car to my friend that took the photos of my layout. After your article on the car in last month's Craftsman I was surprised that at the next ops session at his house how many guys noticed that model. I had to inform them that it was one of 25-30 and only a few were actually built and only a couple followed the instructions by using the Accurail body included in the kit. Most replaced the body with one with appropriate ends.

I think you and your crew are doing a marvelous job with this. Coming up with well conceived and challenging projects.
Thanks,
Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, tgregmrtn@... wrote:

Clark,

Did anyone mention to you that we created a Yahoo Group for this year's Shake N Take clinic on the UP Stock car. It is titled simply that Shake N Take.

Greg Martin






Possible list member

asychis@...
 

Does Matt Woodhouse from Fairfax, IA belong to this list? If so, please
contact me off-list.

Jerry Michels
**************Feeling the pinch at the grocery store? Make dinner for $10 or
less. (http://food.aol.com/frugal-feasts?ncid=emlcntusfood00000001)


Re: Latest issue of the ACL-SCL Modeler

tmolsen@...
 

John Golden,

Somehow in sorting out email, I managed to delete the email that you sent giving the link for the latest ACL-SCL modeler. Would it possible for you to send me the link that you provided earlier as it is not yet on the ACL-SCL website.

Thanks much!

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292
tmolsen@udel.edu


Sunshine at Timonium

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

I received a post card yesterday from Sunshine, indicating they will be at theTimonium, MD show April 4-5.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD


Re: all-steel, drop-bottom gondola

Gene Green <bierglaeser@...>
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, water.kresse@... wrote:

Was this design builder specific?  <snip>

Al Kresse

Al,
Good question. I don't know or don't know yet whether or not is was builder specific. If the same design, or one very, very similar was used by a number of RRs a manufacturer might be more inclined to put effort into the project to create a scale version.

Joe Binish's message gives some hope. Frankly, I had forgotten about providing information about gondolas to anyone.

Gene Green


Re: Nice photo of USNX 1001 helium car

Bruce Smith
 

On Wed, March 25, 2009 9:38 pm, Richard Brennan wrote:

Excellent! direct photo link:
http://ww2usvisors.dreamhosters.com/FO124.jpg

per Jay Miller's clinic: This was a Bethlehem Steel Company car - built
1926.
Are you sure about the build date? It looks like it was reweighed 10/26.
And, are those AB brakes?

Regards
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


Re: ATSF flat car

ottokroutil
 

Tim, what a fabulous photo of San Bernardino?A yard. If you don't mind, what is?the source, and are there more??
Regtards, Otto Kroutil

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