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Decker reefers

Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
 

Forwarded from the M&StL list... Anyone have any further info
on the Decker line?

From: Clark Propst <cepropst@rconnect.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 10:48:55 -0600
Reply-To: mstl@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [mstl] Decker reefers

I just got back from the library with my new treasure. It's a photo of
the Deckers reefers taken on 2-19-35. There's a string of at least a
dozen, the most prominent car is 2588. At a guess I'd say the sides are
yellow with the rest of the car being BCR. To the left of the door in
roman letters are stacked 'Decker refrigerator Line'. Below that are
the reporting marks D.M.R.X. in gothic with number under marks. Right
side of door centered is Refrigerator in roman.
Timothy O'Connor <timoconnor@mediaone.net>
Marlborough, Massachusetts


Re: What is holding up UTLX tank car kits

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Yes he does have an email address but since you said the terrible word
1960 I'm not going to give it to you. You might put evil thoughts into his
mind, like modern stuff. Well 1960 is modern to me<G>. Ah, you broke my
arm, it's
dtichy@optonline.net

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax DCC owner, Chief system
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: What is holding up UTLX tank car kits

Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
 

Does Don Tichy have an email address?? I could send him JPG files
of tiny tankcars. Man, would I love to have a model of one of the
Ethyl tankcars from the 1960's... Ooops. We're not supposed to talk
about THOSE YEARS here.

Bill Welch wrote

I have from the horse's mouth he is planning this, but I do not know what
his time line is. Now that he has started doing some new freight car
projects, I think we can believe we will see them. He is talking about doing
things like 4K, 6K, and 12K and multi compartment tanks, all with kitbashing
in mind. I am sure if people give him info, it can only help.

Timothy O'Connor <timoconnor@mediaone.net>
Marlborough, Massachusetts


Re: What is holding up UTLX tank car kits

Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

I have from the horse's mouth he is planning this, but I do not know what his time line is. Now that he has started doing some new freight car projects, I think we can believe we will see them. He is talking about doing things like 4K, 6K, and 12K and multi compartment tanks, all with kitbashing in mind. I am sure if people give him info, it can only help.

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On 3/6/01, at 8:50 AM, Jon Miller wrote:

smaller tanks Tichy is planning to do as extra parts to be fitted with
alteration to his underframe<
I haven't heard about the Tichy rumors. Is that sentence it or is there
more rumor/information?

Jon Miller
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Re: What is holding up UTLX tank car kits

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

smaller tanks Tichy is planning to do as extra parts to be fitted with
alteration to his underframe<
I haven't heard about the Tichy rumors. Is that sentence it or is there
more rumor/information?

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax DCC owner, Chief system
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


UP Mail Train

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Bruce,
The date on the mail train is 1957. I've uploaded the photo......including an ACL and PFE car as well.....in the STMFC archive. It sure doesn't look like an X-29.

Mike


What is holding up UTLX tank car kits

Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

Regarding these kits and what is holding up their release from Sunshine Models, the catch is that Martin L. is having difficulty finding someone to do the photoetched parts in the kit. The patterns are done for the underframe. The underframe is designed to have its length easily changed to accomodate different length tanks. Designed essentially to use the InterMountain 8K & 10K tanks, one will be able to easily shorten the underframe to fit a Life Like 8K or 10K tank to it, for example. I know I specifically acquired extra undecorated LL kits with this in mind.

I will use the extra LL underfrmaes that result with the smaller tanks Tichy is planning to do as extra parts to be fitted with alteration to his underframe.


Bill 'Welch <bwelch@uucf.org>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399


Re: Pennsy 2248

Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D. <smithbf@...>
 

Bruce,
There is a photo in UP Modeler Vol 1 showing Pennsy 2248 on a UP Mail
Train. No windows. Can you tell me a bit about this car?

Mike Brock
Mike,

You didn't give me a date for the photograph, but since you're interested,
I'll assume that its in the early '50s <G>. The January 18, 1953 Official
Register of Passenger Train Equipment (for PRR see Jerry Britton's site:
http://kc.pennsyrr.com/passops/index.html) lists #2248 as AAR class BX,
Express (Box), Steel, 40' 6" inside length, 45'3" over buffers, 493 cars in
class. This is an X-29 boxcar modified for express service (High speed
trucks, steam line). Interestingly, the coupled length of the X-29 from
the equipment diagram is 44'9", so the extra 6" probably comes from draft
gear modified for express service. As you may know, an excellent express
X-29 is available from Red Caboose in 12 different road numbers (reweigh
date 1941). Every passenger train modeler in the country should have at
least one of these (to go with their H21 hoppers <G>)!

Happy Rails
Bruce

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Re: PRR R-60 express reefer

Bob Johnson <bobjohnson@...>
 

John, Bruce and list,

Following are the quantities of PRR express reefers for several dates:

Class built 1-1-47 1-1-50 1-1-55 1-1-60 1-1-67 1-1-68
R50 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
R50a 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
R50b 550 547 546 412 154 6 0
R60 36 33 16 2 0 0 0

Bob Johnson

"Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D." wrote:

The R-60 reefer was a relatively rare bird - I don't have the exact number
on hand, but the class numbered around 30 when built (early 1900s). By the
transition era, only a few were left in service. It is an interesting car
as it had some unique features, such as a central corridor (where the doors
are) with two seperate refrigerated sections. A far more common sight
would have been the R-50 express reefer, which numbered in the thousands.
Hopefully, we will see a resin R-50 in the very near future (the scuttlebut
says so...).

As Richard noted, photos of PRR express reefers have documented travel all
over the continent, so the possibility does exist that an R-60 would show
up on the Santa Fe, however, the later in the steam era, the less likely,
and the R-60 was usually assigned to a specific service rather than roaming
where needed.

Having said all this, I too have the Railworks R-60 (nice model) and even
though I model PRR, that particular reefer will not show up too often on my
layout...even in 1944 its a bit of an oddball.


Re: General american tank cars from Red Caboose

Richard Hendrickson
 

Richard:

I think Bill is referring to the brass models.
Duh! Of course he is. My apologies, guys. Bill, I have seen pilot models
of the RC brass GATC tank cars and they're very good. The Crystal Car Line
cars have been sent back to Korea for repainting, as they turned out to be
coral pink rather than red. The rest are being shipped even as we speak.
I'm getting Staley (a big fleet that traveled all over in corn oil and corn
syrup service), Crystal Car Line (also used to ship vegetable oils of
various kinds), and an undec that I'll letter for GATX. The Army and NATX
p/l are too late for me, and the SP cars didn't go off-line much.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


Re: Tank Car Crazy

ibs4421@...
 

Meanwhile, I'll bet you've got
plenty of other unbuilt kits in your closet to keep you busy, n'est ce pas?


Jawohl!!

Warren Dickinson


Re: General american tank cars from Red Caboose

Richard Hendrickson
 

I sent my money off to Central Hobby Supply for two of the Red Caboose
General American tank car. I ordered them Undecorated. I wondered if
anyone has seen these in person and what schemes people are ordering?
Bill, the prototypes for the RC ICC-103W tank cars were built by AC&F, and
AFAIK GATC never owned them (though Shippers Car Line did). However, GATC
built some very similar cars for themselves and others after WW II and the
tanks were almost identical, so the GATC version can probably be modeled
pretty accurately by modifying the RC underframes. As those cars first
appeared just after the date I model, I don't have any in-service photos of
GATC 103-Ws, but there's a builder's broadside of one in the 1953 CBCyc. as
well as a builder's photo of an equivalent AC&F-built car. And I have
other early-'50s builder's photos of the AC&F cars.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


Re: General american tank cars from Red Caboose

Ted Culotta <ted@...>
 

Richard:

I think Bill is referring to the brass models.

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From: Richard Hendrickson [mailto:rhendrickson@opendoor.com]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 1:40 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] General american tank cars from Red Caboose


I sent my money off to Central Hobby Supply for two of the Red Caboose
General American tank car. I ordered them Undecorated. I wondered if
anyone has seen these in person and what schemes people are ordering?
Bill, the prototypes for the RC ICC-103W tank cars were built by AC&F, and
AFAIK GATC never owned them (though Shippers Car Line did). However, GATC
built some very similar cars for themselves and others after WW II and the
tanks were almost identical, so the GATC version can probably be modeled
pretty accurately by modifying the RC underframes. As those cars first
appeared just after the date I model, I don't have any in-service photos of
GATC 103-Ws, but there's a builder's broadside of one in the 1953 CBCyc. as
well as a builder's photo of an equivalent AC&F-built car. And I have
other early-'50s builder's photos of the AC&F cars.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520



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Re: Tank Car Crazy

Richard Hendrickson
 

Standard of Indiana and Esso, being former members of
the Standard Oil monopoly, continued to contract with Union Tank Line for
rail shipments after the Standard monolith was broken up by the courts.
Pure Oil sold their tank car fleet to UTC in the mid-1930s and leased cars
from UTC after that date.


So, the P2K Type 21 cars with UTLX rreporting marks would be appropriate
then? Or perhaps the Intermountain Type 27?
Though UTL didn't buy Type 21s new, they had a relatively small number
acquired second-hand during and after the depression, and the P2K models
are accurate for those. However, AFAIK, UTL never owned Type 27s at all,
and what we all need are accurate models of 8K and 10K UTL Class X-3s,
which were built in vast numbers for UTL to their own designs in the 1920s.
InterMountain Type 27 tanks could be used to model the later X-3s with
larger domes but the distinctive UTL underframes remain a problem. There
has been talk about making these in resin but it hasn't come to anything
yet. Sooner or later, we'll get accurate models of X-3s because the
prototypes were too numerous to ignore. Meanwhile, I'll bet you've got
plenty of other unbuilt kits in your closet to keep you busy, n'est ce pas?


Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


General american tank cars from Red Caboose

Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

I sent my money off to Central Hobby Supply for two of the Red Caboose General American tank car. I ordered them Undecorated. I wondered if anyone has seen these in person and what schemes people are ordering?


Bill 'Welch <bwelch@uucf.org>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399


Pennsy 2248

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

Bruce,
There is a photo in UP Modeler Vol 1 showing Pennsy 2248 on a UP Mail Train. No windows. Can you tell me a bit about this car?

Mike Brock


Re: X29 vs 1932 ARA...part 2

Ted Culotta <ted@...>
 

Richard Stallworth wrote:
"How could the Red Caboose or Walthers X29 car be turned into a SAL
1932 ARA? Any suggestions???"

By becoming the Sunshine SAL 1932 ARA box car kits. This is your best (and
easiest) option and they build up into very nice models.

Ted


X29 vs 1932 ARA...part 2

ThisIsR@...
 

What was the IH of the PRR X29 boxcars? Were they taller or shorter
than the 1932 ARA? Seaboard's B6 class 17000-18999 had an IH of 9'4"
and were built in 1934 and 1937.
How could the Red Caboose or Walthers X29 car be turned into a SAL
1932 ARA? Any suggestions???
BTW...Richard, thanks for the GREAT explanation. I have been told
the X29 was different from the B6 but never in such detail!
Richard Stallworth


Re: Tank Car Crazy

ibs4421@...
 

Sensei Richard sez:
Standard of Indiana and Esso, being former members of
the Standard Oil monopoly, continued to contract with Union Tank Line for
rail shipments after the Standard monolith was broken up by the courts.
Pure Oil sold their tank car fleet to UTC in the mid-1930s and leased cars
from UTC after that date.


So, the P2K Type 21 cars with UTLX rreporting marks would be appropriate then? Or perhaps the Intermountain Type 27?

Warren Dickinson
Out where God lost his shoes in the Pennyrile of Kentucky.


Re: 1932 ARA vs X29

Richard Hendrickson
 

Hello:
Cab someone explain the differences between the PRR X29 style boxcar and
the 1932 ARA design. Seaboard had the 1932 ARA design. I know they look
similiar but I think the ARA design is taller. Thanks!
Despite superficial similarities, the two were completely different in both
design and dimensions. The proposed (but never adopted) ARA standard steel
box car of 1924 was essentially a slightly revised Pennsy X29 (at the time
it was proposed, Pennsy people dominated the ARA's Car Construction
Committee). After this car was twice rejected by the mechanical
departments of the ARA's member railroads, a number of railroads had cars
built to the design (or some modification of it) anyway; I'm currently
working on an article which will describe and illustrate those X29 clones,
some of which had various types of proprietary roofs and Dreadnaught ends
instead of the flat riveted types that came off the PRR drawing boards.
The Pennsy went off in a huff, refused to participate in any further
efforts to design an ARA standard car, and ended up building ±30,OOO X29s
for its own use.

Ironically, the brunt of the effort to develop a standard steel box car
that the ARA member railroads would accept was then carried out by the
Pennsy's arch-enemy, the New York Central, and what became the 1932
standard car was the result. It had a much stronger underframe and
distinctive "notched" side sills which resulted from elevating the body
sills above the level of the floor and connecting the bolsters and
crossties to the body by means of tabs extending down below the sills.
This was done because both the X29s and the somewhat modified USRA standard
steel box cars built by the NYC in large numbers during the 1920s trapped
water at the bottom of the sides, causing the steel sheathing to rust out.

At the time the 1932 design was proposed for adoption, there was a great
deal of controversy over its height. Some major RRs wanted taller cars,
but that would have required some smaller lines to enlarge their lineside
clearances, involving in some cases rebuilding bridges and tunnels, and in
the depths of the economic depression this was not a popular idea.
Consequently, the 1932 ARA standard steel box car was only 9'4" high
inside. By 1936, however, a number of RRs were ordering cars of this
design with interior heights of up to 10'0", the lines that had restricted
clearances were essentially forced to enlarge them, and in 1937 a revised
version of the standard design was approved with an inside height of ten
feet.

Most of the cars built to the 1932 ARA specs had 4-4 Dreadnaught ends and
Murphy panel steel roofs, but there were numerous exceptions. CGW had them
built with corrugated ends, NS and NKP got them with Viking roofs, etc.
And the Seaboard and L&A ordered them with flat riveted ends and roof,
which made them look more like the Pennsy X29s than they actually were.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

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