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Re: GN 40' box car question

David Sieber
 

Gentlemen,
The Superior handbrake wheel and mechanism detail set is available from the Chicago & North Western Historical Society, which first had Red Caboose do them for a special run of M&StL box cars (sold out). The Society still orders special runs of the Superior HB sprue for their Company Store, three sets for $5, shipping included. I ordered some a couple of months ago, and they are just beautiful. The CNWHS
Company Store website is http://www.cnwhs.org/shopping/index.php
Hope this helps,
Dave Sieber,
Reno NV

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
Appears to be a Superior brake wheel. Red Caboose produced a separate detail parts package 8000-13 with this brake wheel and housing but I don't know if it's still available. Tim O'Connor

At 9/25/2009 07:44 AM Friday, Matt Sugarman wrote:
All, Could someone tell me what type of brake wheel is on the car on the bottom of page 38 of the four ways west GN freight car pictorial, vol 1 (GN 18598)??? And is it available in HO scale??? Thank you, Matt Sugerman, Ft. Worth, TX


Re: Western Prototype Modelers Meet 2009

Carl J. Marsico <Carlmarsico@...>
 

Jerry Glow wrote:
 
"We especially resented how they included our merged roads in their copyright scheme even though the heralds and names had for all purposes been retired although they did occasionally use them to keep their use of them "active"

UP actually hurt their protectable interest (if any) in the CNW, SP, and DRGW schemes by "patching" the motive power from these roads, which I'd say is rebuttable evidence of an intent to abandon these trademarks.  Although UP freight cars of predecessor roads dating back to the acquisitions of MP and WP are still out there in good numbers, this is clearly due to the logistics of repainting an entire freight car fleet vs. an intent to "honor the fallen flag", and could presumably be proven with internal documentation in regards to the guidelines to repaint freight cars, or depositions of supervisory staff familiar with these procedures.
 
If anything, UP seemed to get "nostalgic" after they figured this out and started keeping a few token units and painting the SD70ACe's in the "Heritage" schemes, notably in "hybrid" paint schemes in what appears to be an attempt to protect multiple paint schemes of a road on a single unit.  (This would have been a great topic to cover in law school during our Trademarks and Copyrights course.)
 
I'll join the ranks of people having contempt for "the Borg" litigating what I consider to be frivolous claims against smaller companies that don't have the resources to defend these suits, and subsequently turning around and having their in-house attorney gripe when I filed a cross-claim against them for contribution in a Small Claims property damage suit (about $2,000.00 if I remember correctly) filed against both one of their employees driving a company truck and our client, driving a different vehicle.  (The subsequent attorney assigned to the file was a very reasonable person, and I never had a problem with him)  I also called them out once for trespassing on my property (company truck in driveway of our condo building), which at that time, was adjacent to their former CNW mainline.
 
On the other hand, UP played a big role even in the pre-merger CNW that I grew up with and model, so a "boycott" of UP would be pretty much impossible for me unless I switched roads.
 
CJM

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Re: GN 40' box car question

Tim O'Connor
 

Matt

Appears to be a Superior brake wheel. Red Caboose produced a
separate detail parts package 8000-13 with this brake wheel and
housing but I don't know if it's still available.

Tim O'Connor

At 9/25/2009 07:44 AM Friday, you wrote:
All,
Could someone tell me what type of brake wheel is on the car on the bottom of page 38 of the four ways west GN freight car pictorial, vol 1 (GN 18598)???

And is it available in HO scale???

Thank you,
Matt Sugerman,
Ft. Worth, TX


Re: Western Prototype Modelers Meet 2009

Tim O'Connor
 

I wouldn't read anything into the WPM meet model displays -- UP is
very popular with many modelers and Walthers just announced a batch
of UP passenger trains. California has always been home to a bevy of
SP and ATSF modelers, with WP and UP running well behind. I remember
going to an NMRA regional in Austin TX in 1989 and over 90% of the
models on display were SP even though Austin was on the MP mainline
to Mexico and MKT ran through there too. And the layout tours featured
GN and ATSF but no SP layouts. Go figure.

Tim O'Connor

Maybe it was a move to redirect the resentment toward him and practices he conducted.
Jerry Glow


SC&F 5 course radial tank cars

cn528 <jscagle@...>
 

Good Morning Gang:

Been trying to load up a couple of images of the new 5 course radial tank cars. Last night was unsuccesful. Resized the images and tried them again, the note said they were waiting approval.

I will check back later and see if it works.

Also, a note on the website. Still under construction but making progress. I believe by next week we should have some obvious errors fixed and going in the proper direction. Thank you for your all patience.

jon


Re: Western Prototype Modelers Meet 2009

jerryglow2
 

Maybe it was a move to redirect the resentment toward him and practices he conducted.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "ken_olson54022" <kwolson@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Dick Harley <dick.harley4up@> wrote:

Tony Thompson wrote:

>>
I guess Tim means that UP took over SP and lots of other roads -- but
the resentment being discussed comes from their efforts to make money
on their copyrights (and to claim copyrights they turned out not to
own).
<<

Actually, being on the UP side of the street, I see modeler
resentment from both factors at work. Certainly, the licensing
program made animosity toward the UP much worse, but it is not the
only reason. As I said, life goes on. Some people harbor bad
feelings and some don't. We're not likely to change that here.

Cheers,
Dick Harley
What I find sort of ironic is that it was the owner of Mike's Train House (MTH) who took on the U.P. and spent HIS time and money getting things resolved. Yet if I can believe the comments that I've read on the web about his HO scale products it's just about the only thing that he's ever done right.....

Ken Olson


Re: Western Prototype Modelers Meet 2009

jerryglow2
 

Don't forget the origin of this meet was the Western PACIFIC in which I suspect a resentment toward the UP. As a MP modeler, I sharred that resentment with a WP modeler friend. We especially resented how they included our merged roads in their copyright scheme even though the heralds and names had for all purposes been retired although they did occasionally use them to keep their use of them "active"

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

I attended the WPM meet yesterday, and was impressed by the large number of well built models of locomotives and freight cars on display. I was struck by the TOTAL lack of any UP equipment (except some "patched SP engines) on display. Are Santa Fe and Southern Pacific modelers more social by nature than the Borg modelers?????
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


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Re: Ted Culotta/Larry Jackman MIA

pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@...>
 

I have had an email from Ted recently. He's still alive and kicking.
Some of life's little issues are getting in the way these days I believe. That's all I can say.
I believe he'll be at Naperville.
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "ed_mines" <ed_mines@...> wrote:

Anyone seem or heard from him? News of the double sheathed book?

How about funny man Larry Jackman?


GN 40' box car question

Matt S.
 

All,
Could someone tell me what type of brake wheel is on the car on the bottom of page 38 of the four ways west GN freight car pictorial, vol 1 (GN 18598)???

And is it available in HO scale???

Thank you,
Matt Sugerman,
Ft. Worth, TX


Re: CofG Covered Hoppers

Lee Gautreaux
 

Clark,

I believe the problem was with the rrpicturearchive server, as it is working now and I didn't change anything.

I'm glad you enjoyed the site. I wish that more people would "adopt" a railroad's freight car fleet and maintain pages for that road. I'd be glad to teach anyone that wants to learn as well as host the pages.

Lee A. Gautreaux - The RailGoat
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/


Lee, nice site... good info! You have some coding errors on the photo links,
though...
Clark Cone


Re: Sunshine ART ktis still available?

Jim & Lisa Hayes <jimandlisa97225@...>
 

Of course it would have helped if I'd included the URL
www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sunnumericlist.pdf

Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jim
& Lisa Hayes
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 4:28 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Sunshine ART ktis still available?

Jerry and others, the most recent list can be found here. It's in reverse
numeric order. If it's on the list, there's a near 100% chance it is
available. If it's not on the list there's a near 100% chance it's not
available. I need to rescan this list as it's a much bigger file than it
should be and is slow to load. I'll have a new list in early November, after
Naperville.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


Re: Sunshine ART ktis still available?

Jim & Lisa Hayes <jimandlisa97225@...>
 

Jerry and others, the most recent list can be found here. It's in reverse
numeric order. If it's on the list, there's a near 100% chance it is
available. If it's not on the list there's a near 100% chance it's not
available. I need to rescan this list as it's a much bigger file than it
should be and is slow to load. I'll have a new list in early November, after
Naperville.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


Ted Culotta/Larry Jackman MIA

ed_mines
 

Anyone seem or heard from him? News of the double sheathed book?

How about funny man Larry Jackman?


Re: Modeling UTLX type X and V (was Blackstone Models UTLX tank cars)

Jack Burgess
 

Dennis wrote:
Since you and Jack have both looked at these cars, what do you
guys think about the quality? Are the tank moldings decent, and
do the fit together well? What do you think about the walkway? Fragile?
Bruce's description is right on the money...

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


Re: PFE reefer colour schemes

steve l <stevelucas3@...>
 

It appears that most major roads post-WWII had at least one experimental aluminum-bodied or aluminum-sided boxcar.

CN had only three out of a fleet of over 40,000 steel 40' boxcars. I need a lot of CN cars for a 1956 grain-hauling road, but one aluminum-sided car alone would stick out from all those CN Red #11 cars in a hurry.

Why is it that modellers seem to seek out the unusual to model? Oh, here comes that silver "Cookie Box" again...

Steve Lucas.

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

michael bishop wrote:
I think (a dangerous thing for me do anymore) that I read somewhere
that PFE had some silver or aluminum ice bunker reefers. Is this
correct, or am I getting my facts mixed up. Thanks for any help.
Yessir. They built exactly two aluminum body cars at a time
when the PFE car fleet was around 40,000 cars. Much as I like PFE and
many PFE model cars as I have, I don't have one of them--they are just
too rare. But hey, model them both if you like.

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: Commonwealth steel combined end frame and body bolster castings

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Rob Kirkham" <rdkirkham@...> wrote:


In any event, I lack sufficient good photos of the body bolster/saddle/end
frame area of the car and am struggling to model something credible while
peering in the dark. An article in Canadian Railway and Marine World
indicates that the cars were equipped with Commonwealth cast steel combined
end frame and body bolster castings. These parts included the side sills
and tank saddle.
Rob,

Take another look at that Royalite car on pages 268 - 269 of the 1922 Car Builder's Cyclopedia that we were discussing the other week... The car was built by CC&F in 1921, and the cross sectional views show it has a cast bolster. Not quite as good a photos, and you have to spend some time deciphering the hidden lines, but there's a lot of info in those drawings.

Dennis


Re: Sunshine ART ktis still available?

Don Worthy
 

I have a 46.9 "steel" and a 14.1 wood side kit. Both are ART reefers.
Sorry I don't have the numbers that you're looking for.
Don Worthy

--- On Tue, 9/22/09, asychis@aol.com <asychis@aol.com> wrote:


From: asychis@aol.com <asychis@aol.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Sunshine ART ktis still available?
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 1:07 PM


 



Hi, I was wondering if any list members have a recent Sunshine list and
know if kits 46.10-46.12 are still available? Price? I could write Sunshine,
but that will take three months or more for an answer.

Thanks,

Jerry Michels


Re: Commonwealth steel combined end frame and body bolster castings

Ian Cranstone
 

On 23-Sep-09, at 11:40 PM, Rob Kirkham wrote:


I'm working on a model of CPR 389000-389049 series tank cars. These were
built in 1923 and carried 12,500 gallons. They have a lot of similarities
to the Athearn single dome tank, although I'm only harvesting parts from
that model for my project. I haven't figured out who the builder was yet.
Likely built by Canadian Car & Foundry, although some earlier tank cars were constructed by CP at their Angus shops.

Ian Cranstone
Osgoode, Ontario, Canada
lamontc@nakina.net
http://freightcars.nakina.net
http://siberians.nakina.net


Re: CofG Covered Hoppers

Misc Clark
 

Lee, nice site... good info! You have some coding errors on the photo links,
though...
Clark Cone

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 9:03 PM, jjgotrox <railgoat@bellsouth.net> wrote:



Tim,

Fixed. Thanks for the heads up. That's funny, I hardly ever make tpyos.


Lee A. Gautreaux - The RailGoat
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/


Lee

Thanks for creating the web page. A minor typo on the main page, you list


Re: Modeling UTLX type X and V (was Blackstone Models UTLX tank cars)

Roland Levin
 

Hi Dennis,



I have built 6 of the Precision Scale frame less tank cars. They are very good models. You should buy the version with brass details if you like to avoid fragile details. The parts making up the tank goes well together but you need to work with the seam at the top. It will be noticeable if you just paint the model after assembly. I will try to use this tip when I get more time to fix the seam on my cars.



http://www.swannysmodels.com/Seams.html



I personally don't like the trucks you get with when you order the model with brass parts but that wouldn't be a problem for you if you are going to convert it to standard gauge.



Roland Levin

Stockholm, Sweden

hem.bredband.net/drgw





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--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> , Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

Folks,

As has been noted here before, Precision Scale offers a plastic kit
for the UTLX 6500 gallon type V in both HO and HON3. The HO kit does
need some detail changes beyond simply 5' wheelbase trucks to be
correct (following Richard's article), but it is a nice starting
place. Precision Scale also offers an HON3 "narrow frame" version of
this tank car, as apparently, so will Blackstone...
Bruce,

....

Since you and Jack have both looked at these cars, what do you guys think about the quality? Are the tank moldings decent, and do the fit together well? What do you think about the walkway? Fragile?
.....

Dennis



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