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Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

Frank Greene
 

Ray Breyer wrote:
Ray Breyer wrote: Right now I'm having too much fun disassembling these things and turning the car diagrams into bitmaps!
It helps if you have a full license Adobe Acrobat creator. You can then extract individual pages or groups of pages, and save them as Jpegs (and convert those to bitmaps).

You can accomplish the same in Photoshop Elements (I have version 6):

Open the PDF in PS.
Select Images on the menu.
Click on the images you want to save (Control-Click for multiple images).
Click OK.

The images will open in PS Edit mode.

--

Frank Greene
Memphis, TN


Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Feb 9, 2010, at 7:45 PM, john66h wrote:

Am I correct in assuming the non-aluminum PFE R-40-14 reefers wore
the UP Overland herald when new? What I have found, is that the
R-40-14's were built in 1941 and the Overland herald was dropped in
1942.

There is a picture of R-40-10 #40400 (blt '36) on p. 162 of the PFE
book with the Overland herald, and a picture of R-40-20 #46445 (blt
'45) on p. 170 without the Overland lettering in the UP shield.
The two pictures of R-40-14's on p. 169 only show the left sides of
cars and their SP heralds.
John, Tony Thompson will doubtless have more to say on this, but I
have a photo from the Arnold Menke collection of R-40-14 PFE 45000 at
Bayshore, CA in 12/45 which appears to be in weathered original paint
(it had been reweighed but not repainted at Tucson in 4/45) and the
UP herald does NOT have the Overland legend; it is the post Overland
plain red/white/blue shield.


Richard Hendrickson


PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

John Hile
 

Hello All,

Am I correct in assuming the non-aluminum PFE R-40-14 reefers wore the UP Overland herald when new? What I have found, is that the R-40-14's were built in 1941 and the Overland herald was dropped in 1942.

There is a picture of R-40-10 #40400 (blt '36) on p. 162 of the PFE book with the Overland herald, and a picture of R-40-20 #46445 (blt '45) on p. 170 without the Overland lettering in the UP shield. The two pictures of R-40-14's on p. 169 only show the left sides of cars and their SP heralds.

Thanks in advance,

John Hile


Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

Ray Breyer
 

Ray Breyer wrote: Right now I'm having too much fun
disassembling these things and turning the car diagrams
into bitmaps!
So how do you do that. I cannot figure out how to select a
diagram.
patrick duffin

Hi Patrick,

It helps if you have a full license Adobe Acrobat creator. You can then extract individual pages or groups of pages, and save them as Jpegs (and convert those to bitmaps).

You can also "print screen" and copy onto a blank page (such as MS Paint) and save them that way. You loose a lot of resolution that way though.

Regards,
Ray Breyer


Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

Pat M Duffin
 

Ray Breyer wrote: Right now I'm having too much fun disassembling these things and turning the car diagrams into bitmaps!
So how do you do that. I cannot figure out how to select a diagram.

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Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 7:03 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Car Builder's Dictionaries online




> Nice!! And unlike many PDF files made up only of -images-
> of pages, this one actually was translated (OCR) so you
> can search for phrases and keywords!
> Tim O'Connor

Hi Tim,

Actually, I didn't notice that the PDFs were OCR enabled, but it certainly will help look through these things! Right now I'm having too much fun disassembling these things and turning the car diagrams into bitmaps!

Regards,
Ray Breyer


Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

Ray Breyer
 

Nice!! And unlike many PDF files made up only of -images-
of pages, this one actually was translated (OCR) so you
can search for phrases and keywords!
Tim O'Connor
Hi Tim,

Actually, I didn't notice that the PDFs were OCR enabled, but it certainly will help look through these things! Right now I'm having too much fun disassembling these things and turning the car diagrams into bitmaps!

Regards,
Ray Breyer


Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

Ray Breyer
 

An excellent find, Ray!
This should be much appreciated north of 49 - Google Books
won't allow non-US IPs to view the books, but this seems
fine for me from Canada!
Thanks!
Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC
Any time Frank! Actually, the website DOES link to some Google Books entries, so might not work for them. But the 1916 and 1913 ORERs aren't on GB, so should work fine in the Frozen North.

There's also some copywritten material on the site, which you may want to look for before it gets pulled. Anyone interested in interurbans should do a search for the Illinois Terminal and download both items FAST...

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Re: Models of TOFC

Tim O'Connor
 

I agree Guy -- that would be:

C&NW Piggyback Service, Part 1 (Lloyd Keyser)
Mainline Modeler, October 1988
C&NW Piggyback Service, Part 2: Prototype flat cars
Mainline Modeler, November 1988
C&NW piggyback service, Part 3
Mainline Modeler, December 1988
C&NW piggyback service, Part 4
Mainline Modeler, January 1989
C&NW piggyback service, Part 5
Mainline Modeler, February 1989

Tim O'Connor

There has been a fair number of TOFC modeling articles over the
last 30 or years. (Yep, it's been 30 years since Mainline Modeler
first appeared!)
Lloyd Keyser's series on the early CNW TOFC flats and trailers is still as
good as it gets.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada


Re: Photos of interest

Tim O'Connor
 

Clark

$5 for a color 8x10 print is a lot cheaper than Bob's!

Good thing Bob's collection is not online, or a lot of
us would go broke!

Tim O'Connor

At 2/9/2010 01:25 PM Tuesday, you wrote:
too bad they aren't larger pictures... happy to have 'em, tho. Thanks for
the link.
Clark Cone

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Dick Harley <dick.harley4up@...>wrote:



On Fri Feb 5, 2010 Greg Martin posted a link to :

http://www.westernrailimages.com/

This posting was finally brought to my attention and penetrated my
consciousness, and I took a look at this website. Thanks, Greg, for
sharing this site. I am surprised to see that apparently only Tim
O'Connor has responded about it so far. The 500+ UP photos are
certainly of interest to this UP fan - great stuff. Good to know
that Jim Ozment's photos are once again available.

Thanks again,
Dick Harley


Re: brass AB brake components in HO

Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...>
 

Hi Eric,

That looks about right, except that I don't see a no. 3481 in the PSC catalog I have here, but the same description is used for no. 3479. And of course the AB "distributing valve" is really the control valve, but 3520 is the right number. It's still worth getting a current catalog, because the prices have changed since the Walthers listings were current.

Good luck,

Andy

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


Re: brass AB brake components in HO

Eric Mumper
 

Andy,

Thanks for the suggestion. I was about to order the catalog and then remembered I have Walthers catalogs that are old enough that the PSC stuff is illustrated (an amazing 19 pages in the 1998 catalog.)

Here is what it looks like to me:

3373 - Wabco air reservoir
3481 - modern cylinder with clevis
3520 - Westinghouse AB distributing valve

Eric Mumper

--- In STMFC@..., Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...> wrote:

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@...
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142


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Re: Photos of interest

Misc Clark
 

too bad they aren't larger pictures... happy to have 'em, tho. Thanks for
the link.
Clark Cone

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Dick Harley <dick.harley4up@...>wrote:



On Fri Feb 5, 2010 Greg Martin posted a link to :

http://www.westernrailimages.com/

This posting was finally brought to my attention and penetrated my
consciousness, and I took a look at this website. Thanks, Greg, for
sharing this site. I am surprised to see that apparently only Tim
O'Connor has responded about it so far. The 500+ UP photos are
certainly of interest to this UP fan - great stuff. Good to know
that Jim Ozment's photos are once again available.

Thanks again,
Dick Harley


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Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

Charlie Vlk
 

Thanks for posting this link!
This site has some other interesting stuff on it as well.... search for "Railroad", "Railway", etc.. to find more goodies!!
Charlie Vlk


Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

Tim O'Connor
 

Ray

Nice!! And unlike many PDF files made up only of -images- of pages,
this one actually was translated (OCR) so you can search for phrases
and keywords! So for example, if you want to find pictures of cars
built by Western Steel Car & Foundry, just search for them.

Tim O'Connor

At 2/9/2010 09:55 AM Tuesday, you wrote:
Good morning all,

I was floating around online while drinking my first morning cup O' Joe today, and ran across the 1916 CBD online as a free download. The book is NOT on Google Books, so many people may have missed it:

http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183216

So far, this is the newest CBD I've been able to find online.

And to make things easy, there are at least six other CBDs available from the same gateway source (hosted on Google and other library resources):

1879: http://www.archive.org/details/carbuildersdict00assogoog
1881: http://www.archive.org/details/carbuildersdict01forngoog
1888: http://www.archive.org/details/carbuildersdict02forngoog
1895: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183513
1909: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183190
1913: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183208

Enjoy the reading material!

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Re: Models of TOFC

Tim O'Connor
 

There has been a fair number of TOFC modeling articles over the
last 30 or years. (Yep, it's been 30 years since Mainline Modeler
first appeared!)

Mont has been a prolific writer of course -- see Mainline Modeler,
January 1986 where he describes modeling 5 different Monon trailers.
Also Mainline Modeler, October 1996 for another TOFC article from
Mont.

TOFC generates little interest on STMFC since so many people are
not interested in anything so "modern". It's much more lively over
on the BBFCL when it comes to piggybacks and autoracks... :-)

Tim O'Connor

At 2/8/2010 09:28 PM Monday, you wrote:
The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways" which deals with
modeling trucks and trailers has an article by Mont Switzer on
Trailers on Flat Cars and other truck models.

A link to MF can be found at: www.ppw-aline.com/modelfreightways.htm

I highly recommend this little magazine for transition era modelers
wanting to know what trucks they need to be loading into and
unloading from their boxcars, flats, gons, reefers, etc. Great fun!

Bill Welch


Re: Models of TOFC

Bill Welch
 

I would ask the publisher thru the link.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "benjaminfrank_hom" <b.hom@...> wrote:



Bill Welch wrote:
"The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways" which deals with
modeling trucks and trailers has an article by Mont Switzer on
Trailers on Flat Cars and other truck models.

A link to MF can be found at: http://www.ppw-aline.com/modelfreightways.htm "

Bill, thanks for the tip! Anyone know how to get single issues and back issues?


Ben Hom


Re: Models of TOFC

Bill Welch
 

Trucks were not carried in reefers but trucks unloaded into reefers and were loaded from reefers. Oh you were making a joke Scott.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "scottpitzer2002" <scottp459@...> wrote:



--- In STMFC@..., Bill Welch <fgexbill@> wrote:

The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways".........
.............
for transition era modelers
wanting to know what trucks they need to be loading into and
unloading from their boxcars, flats, gons, reefers, etc.
---------------------------------------------
I didn't know trucks were ever carried in reefers (such narrow doors!) But if college pranksters could put a guy's car on the roof of a house...

Scott Pitzer


Re: Models of TOFC

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Bill Welch wrote:
"The March 2010 Issue #31 of "Model Freightways" which deals with
modeling trucks and trailers has an article by Mont Switzer on
Trailers on Flat Cars and other truck models.

A link to MF can be found at: http://www.ppw-aline.com/modelfreightways.htm "

Bill, thanks for the tip! Anyone know how to get single issues and back issues?


Ben Hom


Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

Frank Valoczy <destron@...>
 

An excellent find, Ray!

This should be much appreciated north of 49 - Google Books won't allow
non-US IPs to view the books, but this seems fine for me from Canada!

Thanks!

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC

Ray Breyer wrote:

Good morning all,

I was floating around online while drinking my first morning cup O' Joe
today, and ran across the 1916 CBD online as a free download. The book is
NOT on Google Books, so many people may have missed it:

http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183216
�
So far, this is the newest CBD I've been able to find online.
�
And to make things easy, there are at least six other CBDs�available from
the same gateway source (hosted on Google and other library resources):
�
1879: http://www.archive.org/details/carbuildersdict00assogoog
1881: http://www.archive.org/details/carbuildersdict01forngoog
1888: http://www.archive.org/details/carbuildersdict02forngoog
1895: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183513
1909: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183190
1913: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183208
�
Enjoy the reading material!
�
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL












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Car Builder's Dictionaries online

Ray Breyer
 

Good morning all,

I was floating around online while drinking my first morning cup O' Joe today, and ran across the 1916 CBD online as a free download. The book is NOT on Google Books, so many people may have missed it:

http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183216
 
So far, this is the newest CBD I've been able to find online.
 
And to make things easy, there are at least six other CBDs available from the same gateway source (hosted on Google and other library resources):
 
1879: http://www.archive.org/details/carbuildersdict00assogoog
1881: http://www.archive.org/details/carbuildersdict01forngoog
1888: http://www.archive.org/details/carbuildersdict02forngoog
1895: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183513
1909: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183190
1913: http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924032183208
 
Enjoy the reading material!
 
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

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