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Stan Rydarowicz NWX reefer kit

Jim & Lisa Hayes <jimandlisa97225@...>
 

Stan asked me to post this notice. If you have one of Stan's NWX 600-899
rebuilt steel reefer kits, check the fit between the sides and ends. If
yours doesn't fit properly, contact Stan for replacement ends. With my kit,
when I matched the bottom of the side with the end, the top side/end fit was
off. I received replacement ends today and the fit is fine.

Stan does not have email. You can contact him at 330-799-5321 or

Resin Parts
Stan Rydarowicz
165 Manchester St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44509

I hope to have a page listing all of Stan's kits on my Sunshine kits website
by this Fall. He has some interesting kit-bash style reefer kits.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


Re: Intermountain new releases

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

Yep. The NYC is the only one I recognized off the top of my head as
accurate. I am still at work so I don't have my RMJ ref material for those
cars.
Brian Carlson

On Mon, 11 May 2009 19:28:17 -0400, Tim O'Connor wrote

I think the NYC flat car (1948 repaint) is accurate. NYC was the
prototype for their "USRA" flat car model, if I recall correctly...

Tim O'Connor


Re: Intermountain bulkhead flat cars

spsalso
 

In comparing the itty bitty pictures on the website with photos of the B&O and NYC cars, it looks to me that the drawing is closer to an NYC car. I'm basing this on the size of the triangular void visible in the bulkhead bracing and the flat steel reinforcing that defines the bottom of that triangle. It'd sure be nice to see something a little more concrete. Or styrene, in this case.

Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: Intermountain new releases

Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 11, 2009, at 4:28 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

think the NYC flat car (1948 repaint) is accurate. NYC was the
prototype for their "USRA" flat car model, if I recall correctly...



Correct. NYC 496000-496299 built at the NYC Avis, PA shops in 1930.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Intermountain bulkhead flat cars

jim_mischke <jmischke@...>
 

Intermountain was working from provided B&O drawings and photographs. I met with their toolmaker twice in person to iron out details. So I have some confidence they will be accurate for B&O.


Jim Mischke
B&OHS Model Committee

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


http://irailway.qwestoffice.net/flyer216w.jpg

Are any of the announced bulkhead flats (B&O/NYC/EL) accurate?
They are modified 53'6" AAR 70 ton flat cars.

Tim O'Connor


Re: Intermountain new releases

Tim O'Connor
 

I think the NYC flat car (1948 repaint) is accurate. NYC was the
prototype for their "USRA" flat car model, if I recall correctly...

Tim O'Connor

At 5/11/2009 07:20 PM Monday, you wrote:
Also, note that it didn't take them long to announce Red Caboose cars with
40 ft flats and X29's due in Dec/Jan. Mst schemes are stand-ins though. Geez
2010 already?

Brian Carlson


Intermountain new releases

Brian J Carlson <brian@...>
 

Also, note that it didn't take them long to announce Red Caboose cars with
40 ft flats and X29's due in Dec/Jan. Mst schemes are stand-ins though. Geez
2010 already?

Brian Carlson


Re: hide loading only...

sctry
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


The only decals I've found are Champ BRH-31 that have this
stencil. Anyone found any other examples?

Tim O'Connor
I believe that 5th Ave Car Shops included decals "For Hide Loading" with their 6-panel single sheath Milwaukee box cars. Decals are not available separately.

John Greedy


Hide cars, NP 14794

railsnw1 <railsnw@...>
 

Here is the lettering we found on the 1932 built NP 14794 at the Northwest Railway Museum:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t116/railsnw/IMG_0661.jpg

and the car was last used in "Fish Meal" service, whatever that was.

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t116/railsnw/IMG_0687.jpg

Richard Wilkens


Re: Wheelsets - what manufacturing materials?

Brian Chapman <cornbeltroute@...>
 

Doug,

Thank you much for your reply. Do you have photos available that reveal the construction and assembly of your wheelsets?

I'm seeking information for a TT scale project. So, may I ask, do you perform such work for out-of-house projects? I'm attempting to get a feel for all the options and alternatives that exist.

Thanks much,

Brian

Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa

Brian,
 
Our wheelsets are machined from brass bar stock. The wheels and axles are pressed together with a plastic insulator on one wheel.
 
Best regards,
Doug Dolloff
InterMountain Railway Company


Mather Stock Cars

David Karkoski <karkoskd@...>
 

I have a few P2K Mather stock cars with Mather reporting marks. The kits give the option of open or closed end slats. What would be correct for these cars?

Thanks,
David Karkoski


Re: Wheelsets - what manufacturing materials?

Doug Dolloff
 

Brian,
 
     Our wheelsets are machined from brass bar stock. The wheels and axles are pressed together with a plastic insulator on one wheel.
 
Best regards,
Doug Dolloff
InterMountain Railway Company

--- On Mon, 5/11/09, Brian Chapman <cornbeltroute@mchsi.com> wrote:


From: Brian Chapman <cornbeltroute@mchsi.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Wheelsets - what manufacturing materials?
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, May 11, 2009, 11:25 AM








I'm hoping someone here possesses this knowledge. . . .

From what materials are freight car wheelsets made? I imagine different methods of insulating are used depending on manufacturer, but a non-metalic cast/machined wheelset would bypass such a need.

I'm curious about methods by which wheelsets are manufactured these days. Are wheels CNC cut and the bore reamed? The axles made separately and the assembly press-fit?

Thanks much,

Brian

Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa



















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Wheelsets - what manufacturing materials?

Brian Chapman <cornbeltroute@...>
 

I'm hoping someone here possesses this knowledge. . . .

From what materials are freight car wheelsets made? I imagine different methods of insulating are used depending on manufacturer, but a non-metalic cast/machined wheelset would bypass such a need.

I'm curious about methods by which wheelsets are manufactured these days. Are wheels CNC cut and the bore reamed? The axles made separately and the assembly press-fit?

Thanks much,

Brian

Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa


Re: Intermountain bulkhead flat cars

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:
Red Caboose promised to do bulkhead and TOFC versions of the SP F-70-7 flat car years ago and we're still waiting...
Ah, but Tim, did they say WHEN? and how did you conclude it was a "promise"? I understood it to be a "goal."

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@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Intermountain bulkhead flat cars

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Really?

Bottom line; As long as it's accurate...

Elden Gatwood



I have to give Intermountain credit -- they're going to do a modified 70 ton
flat even before the standard flat is released.
Red Caboose promised to do bulkhead and TOFC versions of the SP
F-70-7 flat car years ago and we're still waiting...

Tim O'Connor

I think Jim Mischke mentioned that he supplied the drawings to IM for
the B&O car's bulkheads. I will be checking all my Color Guides for
photos of the real thing, to see if there are others it might be good for.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 11:59 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> ;
bbfcl@yahoogroups.com <mailto:bbfcl%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Intermountain bulkhead flat cars

http://irailway.qwestoffice.net/flyer216w.jpg
<http://irailway.qwestoffice.net/flyer216w.jpg>

Are any of the announced bulkhead flats (B&O/NYC/EL) accurate?
They are modified 53'6" AAR 70 ton flat cars.

Tim O'Connor


Re: Intermountain bulkhead flat cars

Tim O'Connor
 

I have to give Intermountain credit -- they're going to do a
modified 70 ton flat even before the standard flat is released.
Red Caboose promised to do bulkhead and TOFC versions of the SP
F-70-7 flat car years ago and we're still waiting...

Tim O'Connor

I think Jim Mischke mentioned that he supplied the drawings to IM for the B&O
car's bulkheads. I will be checking all my Color Guides for photos of the
real thing, to see if there are others it might be good for.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tim
O'Connor
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 11:59 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com; bbfcl@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Intermountain bulkhead flat cars

http://irailway.qwestoffice.net/flyer216w.jpg

Are any of the announced bulkhead flats (B&O/NYC/EL) accurate?
They are modified 53'6" AAR 70 ton flat cars.

Tim O'Connor


Re: Intermountain bulkhead flat cars

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Tim;

I think Jim Mischke mentioned that he supplied the drawings to IM for the B&O
car's bulkheads. I will be checking all my Color Guides for photos of the
real thing, to see if there are others it might be good for.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tim
O'Connor
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 11:59 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com; bbfcl@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] Intermountain bulkhead flat cars




http://irailway.qwestoffice.net/flyer216w.jpg
<http://irailway.qwestoffice.net/flyer216w.jpg>

Are any of the announced bulkhead flats (B&O/NYC/EL) accurate?
They are modified 53'6" AAR 70 ton flat cars.

Tim O'Connor


Intermountain bulkhead flat cars

Tim O'Connor
 

http://irailway.qwestoffice.net/flyer216w.jpg

Are any of the announced bulkhead flats (B&O/NYC/EL) accurate?
They are modified 53'6" AAR 70 ton flat cars.

Tim O'Connor


Re: Hide cars

chrislantz@att.net
 

The AC&Y had several XM's assigned to hide service.  I've seen photos of some that were stenciled "Hide loading only".  The last two around that I'm aware of were parked near the Akron, OH freight house.  No stencil was visable but the smell gave them away.  That was about 1980.  I have asked some of the old heads at work if they remember any stenciling and they all responded the same way.  "You could tell by the odor, not much need for a stencil".  Just a little note for anyone interested, the AC&Y cars were assigned to service at Kibler's Hide House, New Washington, Ohio.
 
Chris Lantz


Re: Stored MOW steam ditchers on flats (was CB&Q flat car load)

Bob McCarthy
 

Howdy!
 
    Not exactly on this topic, but this weekend I visited the NRHS Museum in Duluth, GA.
 
    If anyone ever wanted to model a steam powered pile driver, you should go to the museum.  They have what is labled a WRyofAlabama pile driver that needs paint, but is complete.  It consists of a large coal tender, the boiler inside a cabin, the actual pile driver, and an idler car to protect the pile driver mechanism.
 
    Have a friend who worked for CSX, who has provided images of the (or a similar) pile driver rebuilding a bridge over the OCONEE RIVER near GREENSBORO, GA after a large derailment.  When he returns home, I will contact him about the unit at the musem.
 
    If anyone is interested in this pile driver contact me off list and I will share what I find.
 
Thanks,
 
Bob McCarthy
Modeling the Central of Georgia in Scale S

--- On Mon, 5/11/09, Bruce Smith <smithbf@auburn.edu> wrote:

From: Bruce Smith <smithbf@auburn.edu>
Subject: [STMFC] Stored MOW steam ditchers on flats (was CB&Q flat car load)
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, May 11, 2009, 12:37 PM









On May 11, 2009, at 4:52 AM, Bruce R. Brantner, Sr. wrote:

Here is an interesting CB&Q flat car load compliments of the Shorpy
web site. An original FSA photo from 1937:
http://www.shorpy. com/node/ 6110?size= _original

Bruce R. Brantner, SR.
Given the congregation of MOW ditchers on flats shown, the date
(1936) and the significant amount of weed growth that appears around/
under the flat cars, these look like they fit a recent thread about
downturns and storage.

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith
Auburn, AL
http://www.vetmed. auburn.edu/ index.pl/ bruce_f._ smith2

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