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More Magazine back issues questions

Bill Welch
 

I also missed many issues of RailModel Journal issues due to inconsistent hobby shop deliveries and have some questions about missed articles.

The March 2007 issue of RMJ had an article entitled something like "Freight Cars of the 50's: New York Central." Can someone tell me what NYC cars were the focus of this article?

The July 2005 issue of RMJ had an article that focused on truss rod cars using styrene and a couple wood kit companies. Where the subjects mostly very early 20th Century cars or did some have extended lives into the 1940's?

The June 2007 issue of RMJ has an article on early ART steel reefers. Is this about the InterMountain styrene kit and its prototype?

The May 2006 issue of RMJ has an article on the PRR X23. I assume this is using the old Cannonball Car Shops parts as RMJ never did anything on resin kits. Am I correct? Are there good photos of the prototype?

The February 2008 issue of RMJ has an article on detailing the deck of a Walthers bulkhead flat. I assume this their kit of the Commonwealth cast flat car with separately applied deck and bulkheads that is good for our era. Am I correct about this and what road is being modeled?

Through the years I have tried to make sure I have gotten magazine articles on freight cars and since I am putting together an order to Railpub, I thought I would try to get everything I want at one time.

Thanks in advance!

Bill Welch


Re: Tarps

Rich C
 

Yes, it does look great
 
Rich Christie

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From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Tarps
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 1:15 PM


 




Clark, what is the tarp material? Did you put it on dry and then soak
it, or soak it first? Looks very realistic!

Tim O'Connor

At 2/4/2010 09:32 AM Thursday, you wrote:
I posted a tutorial in the photo section titled "Tangent gon" Hope this link works?
http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/STMFC/ photos/album/ 510875323/ pic/list

Clark Propst










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Re: Fruit Growers Express/Western Fruit Questions

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Richard,
 
               One of the first things you need to download is Bill Welch's excellent tome on FGEX family. It is on the PRR and the SAL Society websites. It is a long download with many pages of pix you can use.
 
Fred Freitas

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From: railsnw1 <railsnw@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: [STMFC] Fruit Growers Express/Western Fruit Questions
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 12:25 PM


 



Couple questions on FGE and WFE cars. First off in looking at photos and other sources it appears that at least through the 1950's the end color on the FGE/WFE cars was a brown. The cars at the Calif. State RR Mueum and the Pennesylvania RR Museum both have a really brown color. In other photos from the 60's it looks like the color became more red then brown. Does anyone (Bill Welch?) have any comments on this?

Second, I'm looking for a sharp, straight on end view photograph of FGE/WFE steel cars from the 1950's, in particular cars from the WHIX and FHIX series. I'm trying to work up some lettering and the only photo I have is a 3/4 view.

Thanks,

Richard Wilkens








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Re: brass AB brake components in HO

Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...>
 

Hello Eric,

You can get brass HO scale AB brake components from Precision Scale Co., www.precisionscaleco.com . Order the no. 9739 catalog of HO/HOn3 freight and passenger car parts and you'll find eexactly what you're looking for.

Good luck with your models,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
asperandeo@mrmag.com
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142


brass AB brake components in HO

Eric Mumper
 

Group,

Are there any manufacturers of brass AB brake sets in HO anymore? The old Cal-Scale set is only in plastic now. I really only need the 3 major components (AB valve, reservoir, and cylinder) for 3 cars worth. This is for converting brass tank cars from K to AB brakes and being able to solder components together would be much more durable for use on an operating layout. Thanks.

Eric Mumper


Re: Tarps

Tim O'Connor
 

Clark, what is the tarp material? Did you put it on dry and then soak
it, or soak it first? Looks very realistic!

Tim O'Connor

At 2/4/2010 09:32 AM Thursday, you wrote:
I posted a tutorial in the photo section titled "Tangent gon" Hope this link works?
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/STMFC/photos/album/510875323/pic/list

Clark Propst


Re: Sunshine Models at Timonium

bob_karig <karig@...>
 

You might tell them to reconsider. There's a hell of storm heading toward Baltimore. It's supposed to snow beginning Friday night and last through Saturday.

Bob Karig

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, charles slater <atsfcondr42@...> wrote:


I just talked to Martin he and Tricha are on their way to Timonium and weather permiting they will be there.

Charlie Slater


Sunshine Models at Timonium

charles slater
 

I just talked to Martin he and Tricha are on their way to Timonium and weather permiting they will be there.

Charlie Slater

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Sunshine at Timonium

charles slater
 

I just talked to Martin he and Tricha are on their way to Timonium and weather permiting they will be there.

Charlie Slater

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Virginian Single Sheathed Cars

Bill Welch
 

Thanks to those that responded to my request for help. These were interesting cars very similar to many of their era yet with some unique features, not to mention their bold stenciling. I don't think it is possible to have too many single sheathed cars.

Bill Welch


Re: Western Union Telegraph Company work cars - roster?

Jay Cashook
 

Thank you all for adding to my knowledge of WUTC cars and providing a basic equipment roster.

The more I look into WUTC equipment, the more interesting it has become. For what it's worth, the Smithsonian's Archive Center in Washington DC, has among its holdings a huge collection of WUTC stuff - about 400 linear feet I am told. While on a recent family trip to the Smithsonian's Museum of American History, I spent a couple of hours looking through WU company information and photo albums, and saw various images of their cars and pole yard at their Chattanooga Works. What took me completely by surprise was that they owned at least one business car and what appeared to be inspection cars (a railcar converted from an automobile and a Mack railbus). Unfortunately, I did not find a roster of any of their equipment.

Regards,
Jay Cashook
Westwood, MA


Re: Virginian Bx-10 Boxcar Article Mainline Modeler Fe. 2005

aikenair@...
 

Bill,

The six page MM article covers the Virginian BX-10 class single sheathed boxcar with sheet steel ends. It basically has the center spread Hundman blueprints of the car with 5 B&W photos.

Don Barnes
Aiken, SC

-----Original Message-----
From: lnbill <fgexbill@tampabay.rr.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, Feb 4, 2010 12:25 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Virginian Bx-10 Boxcar Article Mainline Modeler Fe. 2005




From March thru June of 2005 Mainline Modeler ran a series on scratch building a SS Virginian boxcar. I missed all of these except the last issue as my hobby shop at the time was having some sort of dispute with its publisher and was not carrying the magazine. In going thru the various indexes on the Railpub site I have indentified these and other missed issues I want, but noticed that MM had an additional Virginian boxcar article in their Feb. 2005 issue.

Could someone tell me if this article is related to their Single Sheathed car or their Steel boxcars?

Thanks from a y'all road modeler

Bill Welch







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Re: Virginian Bx-10 Boxcar Article Mainline Modeler Fe. 2005

thomas christensen
 

Bill,
The Feb. 2005 issue has the drawings and prototype photos for the SS box car scratch building article.
Tom Christensen


From March thru June of 2005 Mainline Modeler ran a series on scratch building a SS Virginian boxcar. I missed all of these except the last issue as my hobby shop at the time was having some sort of dispute with its publisher and was not carrying the magazine. In going thru the various indexes on the Railpub site I have indentified these and other missed issues I want, but noticed that MM had an additional Virginian boxcar article in their Feb. 2005 issue.
Could someone tell me if this article is related to their Single Sheathed car or their Steel boxcars?

Bill Welch


Re: Fruit Growers Express/Western Fruit Questions

Bill Welch
 

I think it is really guess work in terms of the actual end color but drawings I have seen call it brown. I go with a reddish brown on my
models.

I believe I have an end shot of one of the "HI" and will email to you Richard. Would you send me your email address to: fgexbill@tampabay.rr.com

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "railsnw1" <railsnw@...> wrote:

Couple questions on FGE and WFE cars. First off in looking at photos and other sources it appears that at least through the 1950's the end color on the FGE/WFE cars was a brown. The cars at the Calif. State RR Mueum and the Pennesylvania RR Museum both have a really brown color. In other photos from the 60's it looks like the color became more red then brown. Does anyone (Bill Welch?) have any comments on this?

Second, I'm looking for a sharp, straight on end view photograph of FGE/WFE steel cars from the 1950's, in particular cars from the WHIX and FHIX series. I'm trying to work up some lettering and the only photo I have is a 3/4 view.

Thanks,

Richard Wilkens


Virginian Bx-10 Boxcar Article Mainline Modeler Fe. 2005

Bill Welch
 

From March thru June of 2005 Mainline Modeler ran a series on scratch building a SS Virginian boxcar. I missed all of these except the last issue as my hobby shop at the time was having some sort of dispute with its publisher and was not carrying the magazine. In going thru the various indexes on the Railpub site I have indentified these and other missed issues I want, but noticed that MM had an additional Virginian boxcar article in their Feb. 2005 issue.

Could someone tell me if this article is related to their Single Sheathed car or their Steel boxcars?

Thanks from a y'all road modeler

Bill Welch


Fruit Growers Express/Western Fruit Questions

railsnw1 <railsnw@...>
 

Couple questions on FGE and WFE cars. First off in looking at photos and other sources it appears that at least through the 1950's the end color on the FGE/WFE cars was a brown. The cars at the Calif. State RR Mueum and the Pennesylvania RR Museum both have a really brown color. In other photos from the 60's it looks like the color became more red then brown. Does anyone (Bill Welch?) have any comments on this?

Second, I'm looking for a sharp, straight on end view photograph of FGE/WFE steel cars from the 1950's, in particular cars from the WHIX and FHIX series. I'm trying to work up some lettering and the only photo I have is a 3/4 view.

Thanks,

Richard Wilkens


Flat-bottom gons with drop-doors in hopper-pockets

al.kresse <water.kresse@...>
 

I'm looking for the websites or addresses of photo dealers would might have C&O freight car photos. I've contacted Jay Williams, Bob's Photos and Richard Burg. I'm looking for pix of post-1925 REBUILT C&O 33000-33999 series gondola cars with angular end extensions and probably cast sideframe trucks. The WV Digital Archives has images of cars in their original configuration.

I know there are more with C&O FC photos in their collections.

Thanks,

Al Kresse


Re: RailModel Journal

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Rob,
 
         Try Paul Gibson at; www.railpub.com; he has 1000'a of mags for sale reasonable.
 
Fred Freitas

--- On Thu, 2/4/10, cmrp48 <rhleners@aol.com> wrote:


From: cmrp48 <rhleners@aol.com>
Subject: [STMFC] RailModel Journal
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 10:36 AM


 



Group,
Looking for a copy of the Feb. 2002 issue of RMJ.
If someone has a copy for sale or could copy an article from it
would you please contact me off line.
Thank you.
Robert Leners








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Re: Western Union Telegraph Company work cars - roster?

Frank Greene
 

soolinehistory wrote:
...the Soo bought the following outfit cars from WU on March 22,1948.

WU Tel Co Tool & Supply Car WU 3553 renum W-556, ret 1975.

WU 3558 is located at SE Railway Museum in Duluth, GA. WU donated it to the NRHS, Atlanta Chapter, in 1966.


We had a photo of Soo W-556 on the list site for a while, but it's gone now. As I recall, it looked like it had possibly been a wood express reefer at one time.

WU 3558 also resembles a wood express reefer. It was resided and reroofed by museum volunteers in the 1970s and is currently in bad shape. The paint was matched to remnants on the old wood, but the car was never relettered (a seemingly ageless, recurring issue at SERM, not completing restorations - why I admire the NWRM restoration of the NP box car).

--

Frank Greene
Memphis, TN


RailModel Journal

cmrp48
 

Group,
Looking for a copy of the Feb. 2002 issue of RMJ.
If someone has a copy for sale or could copy an article from it
would you please contact me off line.
Thank you.
Robert Leners

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