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Re: Kadee Scale Coupler Operational Reliablity

Brian Carlson
 

I'm going to assume he is referring to 58's and 78's or the scale whisker couplers (number forgotten) They are smaller, (duh) so they are less tolerate of dips and humps in the track. but they operate fine on layouts as long as the height is correctly set. This often includes a 0.005 shim in the coupler box to take the droop out. We've been using #5's 58's and 78's for years on the club layout.
brian carlson

--- On Wed, 2/10/10, sseders@comcast.net <sseders@comcast.net> wrote:


From: sseders@comcast.net <sseders@comcast.net>
Subject: [STMFC] Kadee Scale Coupler Operational Reliablity
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 11:00 AM


 





I have been using Kadee scale couplers on all of my rolling stock.  Currently, I do not have a layout.

I have a friend (who is a very good modeler) who claims that he is having difficulty with scale couplers uncoupling where there is any height irregularity in the track.  As such he as gone back to using number 5 couplers.

What is anyone else experiencing?   

Thanks,
Scott Seders

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Kadee Scale Coupler Operational Reliablity

Scott Seders
 

I have been using Kadee scale couplers on all of my rolling stock.  Currently, I do not have a layout.



I have a friend (who is a very good modeler) who claims that he is having difficulty with scale couplers uncoupling where there is any height irregularity in the track.  As such he as gone back to using number 5 couplers.


What is anyone else experiencing?   



Thanks,
Scott Seders

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Re: Models of TOFC

Kenneth Montero
 

George,

Thank you.

Ken Montero

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Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 9:37:38 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Models of TOFC








--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com , va661midlo@... wrote:

Tim,

What's BGFCL? Do you have a website address for it?
Not Tim, but it is another yahoo group BBFCL. Just go to the yahoo group page and search. The title comes from Baby Boomer Freight Car List. Link is as follows:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/bbfcl/?yguid=174255035

George Simmons
Dry Prong, LA




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Re: Standard weight

rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

Looks like these weigh tickets answered some queations!

CGW weigh tickets from Marshalltown Iowa

1-4-68 CGW 1155 (Gondola) Scrap Iron, Tare 52500-Net 139860, From M
Gervich & Sons Inc. To Chicago IL., WB15500

1-8-68 CGW 4673 (X29 style in Hide service) GS Hides, Tare 46000-Net
92840, From Marshall Pack Co., To Woburn Mass., WB 15518

1-8-68 CGW 5616 (PS1 Box Car) Mowers, Tare 46900-Net 7660, From
Cooper Mfg., To Rochester NY., WB15517

1-9-68 CGW 1251 (Gondola) Scrap Iron, Tare 52200-Net 127320, From M
Gervich & Sons Inc. To Waterloo IA., WB 15529

1-19-68 GATX 68216 (Tank Car) PS Lard, Tare 44560-Net 61020, From
Swift Co., To Howey LA., WB 15595

1-31-68 SWTX 5643 (Tank Car) PS Lard, Tare 41980-Net 60580, From
Swift Co., To Howey LA., WB 15641

Clark Propst


Re: Models of TOFC

George Simmons
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, va661midlo@... wrote:

Tim,

What's BGFCL? Do you have a website address for it?
Not Tim, but it is another yahoo group BBFCL. Just go to the yahoo group page and search. The title comes from Baby Boomer Freight Car List. Link is as follows:

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/bbfcl/?yguid=174255035

George Simmons
Dry Prong, LA


Standard weight

Clark Propst <cepropst@...>
 

There was a thread some years ago about "standard weight" carloads (for lack of the correct term),. Like grain loads?

For modeling purposes. I weigh all loads that come out of my packinghouse. In reality would by-products be weighed. Or would an agreement be made between the customer and railroad for a standard weight? For say, hides or tankage???

Thanks for any help : ))
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Models of TOFC

Kenneth Montero
 

Tim,

What's BGFCL? Do you have a website address for it?

Ken Montero

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From: "Tim O'Connor" <timboconnor@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 11:58:35 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Models of TOFC






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



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Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

asychis@...
 

How about just using Adobe Acrobat? It takes care of all those needs.

Jerry Michels


Re: More Magazine back issues questions

asychis@...
 

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

and a few of the 33000 series assembled cars are still available through
the Amarillo Railroad Museum. A run of kits will bed available this fall if
all goes well.

Jerry Michels


Re: Car Builder's Dictionaries online

jerryglow2
 

Photoshop will open a PDF and allow for editing but only page by page not the whole document.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Ray Breyer <rtbsvrr69@...> wrote:


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

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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From: Ray Breyer
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
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@verizon.net>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

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