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Re: two questions

Charlie Vlk
 

This may be obviouos, but the term "dreadnaught" was applied to the first battleships developed by England prior to (and somewhat leading to) the first world war.
The term means fear nothing.... it didn't work out to be the ultimate weapon as we know from subsequent history.
I am pretty sure the marketers lifted the term from what was around the turn of the century through the twenties a hot technolorgy.
Charlie Vlk


Re: two questions

Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
 

Clark,

This might be of some help understanding from where the term originated: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreadnought . In general, the manufacturers of railroad specialties like car ends and roofs like macho-sounding names: Dreadnaught, Indestructible, Viking, etc. Pure marketing. I'm sure Richard will jump in here shortly with more specific information.

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff

Clark Propst wrote:

#1 How did the "dreadnaught" end get it's name?

#2 What the heck is part 32 on the Tichy AB brake sprue?

As always thanks for any answers,
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa




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two questions

Clark Propst <cepropst@...>
 

#1 How did the "dreadnaught" end get it's name?

#2 What the heck is part 32 on the Tichy AB brake sprue?

As always thanks for any answers,
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: More IMRC 1958 cft covered hopper information?

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 23, 2009, at 9:00 AM, asychis@... wrote:

Regarding the recent information circulating on the list about the
IMRC
1958 cuft covered hopper, and it's variations that InterMountain could
produce. Were any of these cars used in MOW service by the ATSF or UP?




The Santa Fe used some of them in company sand and gravel service,
but many years after the period of this list.

Richard Hendrickson


Monon gondola

Stephen Bishop
 

Hello group:

In the September, 2004 Mainline Modeler, Mont Switzer explained how he modified an Intermountain HO composite gondola to more closely resemble Monon 33171.  He used elongated spiral ends cast by Chad Boas (Car Shops) and decals from Model Railroad Supply.

I would like to replicate his work but "googling" hasn't located Car Shops and Model Railroad Supply doesn't seem to have these decals on their list.

Can anyone give me some direction?

Thanks.

Steve Bishop


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Re: Buy More War Bonds slogans

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 23, 2009, at 7:44 AM, sparachuk wrote:

I have a question for the group; how quickly after the war did the
"Buy More War Bonds" slogans disappear from rolling stock? Was it
policy to repaint ASAP? I haven't seen many photos of cars in the
late forties with the slogans. I have a few cars with the slogan
and I'll probably get more because they speak so clearly of the
mood of their time.






Stephan, I can't speak for other RRs, but somewhere in my files I
have a copy of the bulletin sent out ca. 1946 to yardmasters and car
shop foremen on the Santa Fe calling for the 100 cars of class Bx-36
with the "Buy War Bonds" stenciling to be rounded up and repainted.
On the Santa Fe, at least, the slogan cars disappeared very rapidly.


Richard Hendrickson


Re: More IMRC 1958 cft covered hopper information?

Tim O'Connor
 

Jerry

Many of the cars were de-roofed and equipped with side
discharge outlets for ballast service. But that was well
after the STMFC era. Pecos River Brass also imported a
couple of rebuild models.

Tim O'Connor

At 4/23/2009 12:00 PM Thursday, you wrote:
Regarding the recent information circulating on the list about the IMRC
1958 cuft covered hopper, and it's variations that InterMountain could
produce. Were any of these cars used in MOW service by the ATSF or UP?

Thanks,

Jerry Michels


Re: ATSF 1958 cft covered hopper

peteraue
 

Walt,

Sorry for not expressing myself correctly. I was asking for kits with the new roof with seam caps.
Peter Aue


Buy More War Bonds slogans

sparachuk <sparachuk@...>
 

I have a question for the group; how quickly after the war did the "Buy More War Bonds" slogans disappear from rolling stock? Was it policy to repaint ASAP? I haven't seen many photos of cars in the late forties with the slogans. I have a few cars with the slogan and I'll probably get more because they speak so clearly of the mood of their time.

Stephan Parachuk
Toronto


FGEX /WFEX/BREX cars

greg snook
 

While Mr. Welch has provided a great source of information for wood reefers
for these three companies through the modelling "e-'zines"? I was wondering
if there is any information about steel reefers for these companies, in
terms of books or magazine articles? Also, I know Sunshine produces wood
reefer kits for these, but does anyone offer kits for steel reefers for the
companies?

In case this assists with answering questions, I'm interested in 1952.

Thanks much in advance,
Greg Snook


Re: Red Caboose

Des Norman
 

Rich,

--- In STMFC@..., SUVCWORR@... wrote:

Red Caboose is in the process of moving.>
OK I'll just have to wait for them to get straight again.

Also, the X29 is out of stock.? The next run is due in June.? This is from a flyer sent to dealers.>
Odd, when I placed the order they were in stock, hence my concern at non-arrival.

Regards,
Des Norman


Propst Humor, was Re: Do you like The Keystone Modeler (TKM)?

golden1014
 

Gentlemen,

Yesterday, in the attached message, I wrote "...you don't have to be a genious to write for one of the three e-zines...".

It takes a real genious to mis-spell the word genius.

This kind of humor works for Clark because he executes it perfectly. Unfortunately, it appears I am still his student.

John

John Golden
Bloomington, IN

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

Elden, All,

At the SCL Modeler e-zine, I have nothing in-hand for the next issue. I have about five articles promised, plus two I'm working on personally. I'm in the same boat as TKM. The only thing that saves me is that we publishe quarterly.

The thing I try to get across to everyone is that you don't have to be a genious to write for one of the three e-zines (TKM, B&OM, and SCLM). All three of these magazines have guys that will help you write, edit, and do what it takes to get your articles printed. Give us a freight car model and a page of good text, and we'll help hunt down prototype info, photos and make a great four-page spread with your name on it.

I just completed an SCL Modeler survey and many of the guys that responded said they wanted more STMFC content. So, how about it, guys--how about writing up some one or two page STMFC articles for your favorite e-zine?

John

John Golden
Bloomington, IN






--- In STMFC@..., "Gatwood, Elden J SAD " <elden.j.gatwood@> wrote:

Folks;

I know you are hearing this a lot lately, but I have to make a plea...

If you enjoy reading The Keystone Modeler, please, PLEASE, consider making a
contribution for publication.

We are currently down to a very small staff, all unpaid, and the vast
majority employed in demanding jobs, and we just cannot support, alone, the
demands (a.k.a., the "black hole") of a monthly magazine/e-zine, without
considerable help.

Without your help, we will be forced to consider some drastic measures, which
our readership will not like.

We welcome articles about any PRR subjects with an endpoint on modeling or
model operations; steam, freight, passenger, diesels, MW, structures, ROW,
ops, etc.

I hope you will consider helping ALL of us who enjoy reading, and seeing,
what others have accomplished.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Elden Gatwood
Chair, PRRT&HS Modeling Committee
TKM Contributor


Re: ATSF 1958 cft covered hopper

mcindoefalls
 

--- In STMFC@..., "peteraue" <peteraue@...> wrote:

What are the chances that InterMountain will make undecorated kits available?
The initial version of this car is available as an undec kit, No. 43699.
It seems that most IM cars are offered in kit form: http://www.imrcmodels.com/ho/hokit.htm

Walt Lankenau


More IMRC 1958 cft covered hopper information?

asychis@...
 

Regarding the recent information circulating on the list about the IMRC
1958 cuft covered hopper, and it's variations that InterMountain could
produce. Were any of these cars used in MOW service by the ATSF or UP?

Thanks,

Jerry Michels
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My Mistake - Ray Breyer's right - NKP War Emergency Cars

Ralph Miller <nkpwle@...>
 

Jim and all

Ray Breyer's right about the April rebuild of most of these cars to the 8200 series steel sides. Going back after I posted and looking again at my 7/1966 ORER it shows 96 cars listed in the 8200-8299 series in NKP paint and these cars show the XML designation with DF equipment.

The same ORER shows only 4 cars in service in N&W paint in series 208200-208299 at this time and while they do show the XML designation there's no indication of DF equipment on these 4.

One unusual item about these rebuilds: the doors were replaced from the original 6' Superior to 9' Youngstown - quite a significant increase.

Sorry about that Ray. You just never want to say "never". Totally forgot about the rebuilds!

Ralph Miller


Re: CNW, NKP war emergency boxcar questions

Ralph Miller <nkpwle@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., James Mischke <jmischke@...> wrote:



The Intermountain web site show them coming out with WWII war
emergency single sheath boxcars, as ready-to-run, for September
2009 release, in NKP, C&NW, ATSF road names.


Nickel Plate questions: Web artwork shows NKP 8026. Original
series 8000-8199. I understand cars in this series were
renumbered into a 20800 series at some point. When?? Were
they ever steel sheathed or were they woodies to the end? I
model 1964. Any left then? ORER 1/64 notes mention Evans auto
loading equipment, 20800 series might be a different car by then.

C&NW questions: Web artwork shows C&NW 77542. Did these
prototypes all have Viking roofs? ORER shows plenty left in
1/64. ORER notes suggest some/many/most/all remaining cars had
been daylighted into hoppers for coke service. How many and
when? Please clarify. Growing up in Ames, Iowa, I remember
seeing these war emergency boxcars as a kid in the late 1960's -
early 1970's. All I saw were steel sheathed with Clinton
reweigh dates. (An aside, I thought "CLN" meant "cleaned" back
then) When was the metal sheathing done? Any woodies left by 1964?


Any insights on these familiar and interesting boxcars would be
appreciated. My motivation: I would like one or two but they
need to be original configuration during or close to my era (1964-65).
Jim -

The NKP 8000-8199 Pullman-Standard series war emergency cars, built in 1944, were never steel sheathed and continued as built into the merger with the N&W. If you have Ted Culotta's "Steam Era Freight Car Reference Manual" there's an excellent builder's photo of car 8026 on page 168.

I have the 7/1966 ORER which lists these cars as having only 22 left in NKP paint but none are listed at this time with Evans equipment. Nor does my 1964 NKP Equipment Diagrams list them as having this equipment installed either.

Surprisingly, the 1966 ORER does list the N&W renumber to 208000-208199 but does not indicate there were any still in service in N&W paint by July of '66.

Hope Intermountain gets the dreadnaught ends correct on these.

Ralph Miller
Craftsman's Model Railroad Supply


Re: Reefer Yellow/Orange

asychis@...
 

Thanks to all who responded about reefer yellow/orange/gray/white. I
definitely had my questions answered!

Jerry Michels
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Re: ATSF 1958 cft covered hopper

peteraue
 

--- In STMFC@..., Doug Dolloff <doug_irc@...> wrote:

We are tooling a new roof with the seam caps. It should be available in a month or two.
 
Best regards,
Doug Dolloff
InterMountain

What are the chances that InterMountain will make undecorated kits available? Modifiying ready to run cars with paint stripping and the rest of it is such a hassle. Please give it a try and have kits for sale.
Peter Aue


Re: ATSF 1958 cft covered hopper

peteraue
 

Thank you very much for all your inputs. Lots of valuable information.
Peter Aue


Santa Fe Slogan Cars

Michael Bishop <goldrod_1@...>
 

Last night at what should have been an operating night, but turns into a discussion of "What If's" or "They Should Have" by everyone favorite railroads. The question of the Santa Fe slogan cars came up. At the time that the Santa Fe started to apply the slogans to their fleet of freight cars, way wasn't the California Limited included? It was still a very popular train at that time, just as good as the Scout or Grand Canyon Limited. And why not the two new streamliners The Kansas Cityan and Chicagoan included? They were just as new as the El Capitan. I thought I would ask and see if anyone might have an answer. Thanks for any help.

Michael Bishop

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