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Re: Bowser PRR X31b 61321

FRANK PEACOCK
 

John, PRR 61321 is listed in the 10/47 ORER as an XAP car, "equipped with racks for stowing automobile parts". Don't know when it was changed back to XM. FHP (Frank H. Peacock)

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On Feb 16, 2010, at 9:30 PM, john66h wrote:



Here's another one that has been on the shelf for a while...
A Bowser X31b, PRR 61321. According to my notes, 61321 is an XM in
the Jan. 1953 ORER.
On the model, there is the following lettering: OEC Return Empty to
PRR Midvale Philadelphia. Can anyone tell me what this lettering
is for? Some type of assigned service?
If it is for assigned service is it incorrect lettering for an XM
car circa '52-'53?
Thanks,
John Hile


John,



Yes, this lettering denotes assigned service, most likely to Midvale

Steel of Philadelphia. The X31B was a general service car, much like

the X31A, except of course for the flush roof and a few other minor

variations. Since Midvale did make automobile parts, it is possible

that this car is in that service. The XM designation would seem to

indicate that it was not equipped with any specialized racks or

loading systems, although I don't have my ORER handy to check the

notes section to see if it did. In case like this with specific

lettering Bowser often takes the lettering from a photo, so it is

most likely correct.



BTW, if you're interested in improving/correcting the Bowser model,

the PRRPro Yahoo group did the X31s as a project in the not too

distant past and there is plenty of info in the group archives on

these cars.



Regards

Bruce



Bruce F. Smith

Auburn, AL

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Re: Bowser PRR X31b 61321

Benjamin Hom
 

John Hile asked:
"A Bowser X31b, PRR 61321. According to my notes, 61321 is an XM
in the Jan. 1953 ORER.

On the model, there is the following lettering: OEC Return Empty
to PRR Midvale Philadelphia. Can anyone tell me what this
lettering is for? Some type of assigned service?

If it is for assigned service is it incorrect lettering for an XM
car circa '52-'53?"

Bruce Smith replied:
"Yes, this lettering denotes assigned service, most likely to
Midvale Steel of Philadelphia. The X31B was a general service car,
much like the X31A, except of course for the flush roof and a few
other minor variations. Since Midvale did make automobile parts, it
is possible that this car is in that service.

The XM designation would seem to indicate that it was not equipped
with any specialized racks or loading systems, although I don't have
my ORER handy to check the notes section to see if it did."

A check of the January 1945, July 1950, and January 1955 ORERs show
a mix of XM, XML, and XMP in the 61102-62799 car series. However,
61321 is not called out in any of these ORER issues as an XML in
auto parts service or XMP in other assigned service.


Bruce added:
"In case like this with specific lettering Bowser often takes the
lettering from a photo, so it is most likely correct."

True; however, I suspect that Bowser, to make different car numbers
available, pulled car numbers from the 61102-62799 series without
checking the notes section of the ORER for cars assigned to auto
parts service. To be fair, most folks wouldn't notice unless they
went through the notes section of the ORER. John, if this really
bothers you, you can always paint out the "Return When Empty"
lettering after you weather the model to represent a car reassigned
to general service. The number and composition of cars in assigned
service can vary from year to year, and it wasn't unusual for cars
to be bumped from auto parts to general service by removing parts
racks or special handling equipment if they became surplus or, in
the case of the X31 and X32 subclasses, obsolescent through the
1950s.


Ben Hom


Re: Bowser PRR X31b 61321

Bruce Smith
 

On Feb 16, 2010, at 9:30 PM, john66h wrote:

Here's another one that has been on the shelf for a while...

A Bowser X31b, PRR 61321. According to my notes, 61321 is an XM in the Jan. 1953 ORER.

On the model, there is the following lettering: OEC Return Empty to PRR Midvale Philadelphia. Can anyone tell me what this lettering is for? Some type of assigned service?

If it is for assigned service is it incorrect lettering for an XM car circa '52-'53?

Thanks,

John Hile
John,

Yes, this lettering denotes assigned service, most likely to Midvale Steel of Philadelphia. The X31B was a general service car, much like the X31A, except of course for the flush roof and a few other minor variations. Since Midvale did make automobile parts, it is possible that this car is in that service. The XM designation would seem to indicate that it was not equipped with any specialized racks or loading systems, although I don't have my ORER handy to check the notes section to see if it did. In case like this with specific lettering Bowser often takes the lettering from a photo, so it is most likely correct.

BTW, if you're interested in improving/correcting the Bowser model, the PRRPro Yahoo group did the X31s as a project in the not too distant past and there is plenty of info in the group archives on these cars.

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith
Auburn, AL
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Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

Dick Harley
 

For those considering making an R-40-14 or R-40-20 PFE reefer, the InterMountain R-40-10 kit is a much better starting point than their R-40-23, in my opinion. Unfortunately, InterMountain seems to have a mind all their own when it comes to decorating their products. (How else do you explain an R-40-23 body decorated as an Express BR-40-10, when you also have the R-40-10 body?) Some days they listen to inputs - some days they don't.

The reasons for my choice of the R-40-10 as a starting point are:
1) Door height and location of the door drip guard. The R-40-23 is noticeably higher, especially the drip guard.
2) Underframe - the -10, -14 and -20 were all riveted. The -23 was welded.
3) Grab irons - the R-40-10 already has the bracket grabs, as did the -14 and -20.
4) Car width - the -10, -14 and -20 were all 9'-5". The -23 was 9'-8+"
5) Truck centers - maybe a toss-up here. The -10 was 30'-8-1/2". The -14 and -20 were 30'-11". The -23 was 31'-2-3/4".

Regarding the Champ Decal's UP medallions, the 42" are fairly decent, but the 1946 45" medallion has the wrong style lettering and is the wrong shape. Microscale MC-4021 has the correct UP 42" medallions for the 1936 to 1946 time period - both "Overland" and non-Overland (drawn from the UP drawings). Microscale 87-414 has a pretty good 1946 UP 45" medallion. Whether any of them will cover any factory lettering is problematic, since many factory UP medallions are the wrong size and/or shape. Drawings for all of those medallions exist and can be used by those who care to make correct UP medallions.

With a lot of luck, the Microscale PFE decals will be substantially upgraded this year. (Yeah, I know, you've heard that before.)

I'll defer to Paul Lyons on knowledge gleaned from PFE car cards. I have collected copies of a bunch of them, but have yet to sit down and analyze them.

Cheers,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach, CA


Bowser PRR X31b 61321

John Hile
 

Here's another one that has been on the shelf for a while...

A Bowser X31b, PRR 61321. According to my notes, 61321 is an XM in the Jan. 1953 ORER.

On the model, there is the following lettering: OEC Return Empty to PRR Midvale Philadelphia. Can anyone tell me what this lettering is for? Some type of assigned service?

If it is for assigned service is it incorrect lettering for an XM car circa '52-'53?

Thanks,

John Hile


Re: Kadee Scale Coupler Operational Reliablity

thomas christensen
 

--- In STMFC@..., Denny Anspach <danspach@...> wrote:

The stated goal of this list is that "Emphasis is to be placed on
the study of the prototype with a goal of producing models of them
with as great a degree of accuracy as possible.


However, all manufacturers (less Sergent) are all hostage to the fact
that although coupler boxes are made to a rough standard (the old
original Athearn box of the late '50s),

Group,
Moloco has several coupler boxes that should be of interest to this group. They are detailed and appear semi-scale, although I have not yet seen them.
Tom Christensen


Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I have the same kit for the R-40-20 on my shelf that John has and periodically ponder what to do with it. So far
all I have done was purchase a set of proper ends for the R-40-20 from Stan Rydowski (Hope I got that right).
I'm interested if anyone else has done anything with tis car.

Bill Pardie


Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

Paul Lyons
 

Before someone "jumps" on me R-30-9 NOT R-30-12!

Paul Lyons

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John,

PFE expert Tony Thompson is vacationing in New Zealand, so let me jump in here as sort of a groupie on PFE matters to him and Dick Harley. Although, I do not have, nor seen, the car cards for the two aluminmum R-40-14's, which would show the repaint dates, I have looked at many of the cards for all classes of PFE reefers and most cars were repainted at least once between 1947 and 1951. It is amazing how concentrated the effort was during this time frame. I have only found one wooden R-30-12 that made it to 1951 in original paint. So, the chance that one of these "high profile" cars making it all the way to 1952 without being re-painted is probably a million to one shot. Never say never, but I doubt it!

Paul Lyons
Laguna NIguel, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: john66h <john66h@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Mon, Feb 15, 2010 7:14 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

Thanks all.

I asked about the R-40-14 shield because on my shelf (for many years) has been an Intermountain R-40-23 kit, factory numbered and lettered as an R-40-20 and also sporting an Overland shield! I'm finally getting around to assessing what (if anything) can be done to make it a suitable model, ca. 1952-53.

It appears a possible option for this kit is to convert it into an R-40-14. Install Details West round-corner Dreadnaught ends, appropriate appliances, remove the Preco mechanical fan detail, and then change the number and class lettering, retaining the bulk of the factory lettering.

IIRC, only two R-40-14's are listed in the Jan. 1953 ORER as being equipped w/fans...electric. All of the R-40-20's are shown as fan-equipped, and I assume were repainted in later schemes when the fans were applied. With this in mind, is it appropriate to think an R-40-14 could still be wearing original paint and lettering ca. 1952-53?

I do have a pair of Champ red, white, and blue non-Overland shields, but have not compared the size to see if one of these will cover the factory-applied Overland shield. Perhaps a renumber to 45000 is the way to go (to be assured of the shield type) and then use the Champ decal.

John Hile

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Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

Paul Lyons
 

John,

PFE expert Tony Thompson is vacationing in New Zealand, so let me jump in here as sort of a groupie on PFE matters to him and Dick Harley. Although, I do not have, nor seen, the car cards for the two aluminmum R-40-14's, which would show the repaint dates, I have looked at many of the cards for all classes of PFE reefers and most cars were repainted at least once between 1947 and 1951. It is amazing how concentrated the effort was during this time frame. I have only found one wooden R-30-12 that made it to 1951 in original paint. So, the chance that one of these "high profile" cars making it all the way to 1952 without being re-painted is probably a million to one shot. Never say never, but I doubt it!

Paul Lyons
Laguna NIguel, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: john66h <john66h@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Mon, Feb 15, 2010 7:14 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald




Thanks all.

I asked about the R-40-14 shield because on my shelf (for many years) has been an Intermountain R-40-23 kit, factory numbered and lettered as an R-40-20 and also sporting an Overland shield! I'm finally getting around to assessing what (if anything) can be done to make it a suitable model, ca. 1952-53.

It appears a possible option for this kit is to convert it into an R-40-14. Install Details West round-corner Dreadnaught ends, appropriate appliances, remove the Preco mechanical fan detail, and then change the number and class lettering, retaining the bulk of the factory lettering.

IIRC, only two R-40-14's are listed in the Jan. 1953 ORER as being equipped w/fans...electric. All of the R-40-20's are shown as fan-equipped, and I assume were repainted in later schemes when the fans were applied. With this in mind, is it appropriate to think an R-40-14 could still be wearing original paint and lettering ca. 1952-53?

I do have a pair of Champ red, white, and blue non-Overland shields, but have not compared the size to see if one of these will cover the factory-applied Overland shield. Perhaps a renumber to 45000 is the way to go (to be assured of the shield type) and then use the Champ decal.

John Hile







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Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

John Hile
 

Thanks all.

I asked about the R-40-14 shield because on my shelf (for many years) has been an Intermountain R-40-23 kit, factory numbered and lettered as an R-40-20 and also sporting an Overland shield! I'm finally getting around to assessing what (if anything) can be done to make it a suitable model, ca. 1952-53.

It appears a possible option for this kit is to convert it into an R-40-14. Install Details West round-corner Dreadnaught ends, appropriate appliances, remove the Preco mechanical fan detail, and then change the number and class lettering, retaining the bulk of the factory lettering.

IIRC, only two R-40-14's are listed in the Jan. 1953 ORER as being equipped w/fans...electric. All of the R-40-20's are shown as fan-equipped, and I assume were repainted in later schemes when the fans were applied. With this in mind, is it appropriate to think an R-40-14 could still be wearing original paint and lettering ca. 1952-53?

I do have a pair of Champ red, white, and blue non-Overland shields, but have not compared the size to see if one of these will cover the factory-applied Overland shield. Perhaps a renumber to 45000 is the way to go (to be assured of the shield type) and then use the Champ decal.


John Hile


SMMW's next HO kit will be ...

Jim King
 

While I gather info to create new SR wood caboose patterns, info already on
hand (thanks to the SRHA) for the SR 60000-series 50' gon will be used to
create the next HO kit. This car was built in 1953 and ran well into the
80s in revenue service and late 90s in MOW service. They wore Roman
lettering when built but are most widely recognized for the block lettering
hauling lime and other bulk commodities. A few even had the "O" in SOUTHERN
filled in with a green dot. A photo of this car will be posted on my web
site under "future projects" shortly.



The kit will be constructed per my usual process: 3D CAD-generated files,
SLA patterns, 1-pc resin body with separate underframe, hidden brass weight,
trucks, Kadee #58 couplers, decals and detail parts. Instructions will be
full-color, highly detailed step by step .. on a mini-CD.



This will be my first HO kit since getting back into the scale late last
year. Shipments are targeted to start mid-April, so don't delay getting
your prepaid order sent in (or wired).



Price is $45 each. Discounts are available if you buy 3-5 (10%) or 6+
(15%). Add $7 shipping per order, regardless of quantity.



Paid orders being accepted now. Send payment via check, money order or
PayPal (add 3.5% to the total, including postage, to cover their fee to me).
Contact me off-list to order and/or ask questions.



Jim King

Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc.

<www.smokymountainmodelworks.com>


Presentation on Railroads and Agriculture February 21 in Largo , FL

Bill Welch
 

My apologies as I know this message will only be of interest to those
in Florida and is sent at the risk of shameless self-promotion. The
following blurb from the Pinellas County Historical Society is pretty
self-explanatory. Heritage Village is in Largo, FL and directions are
easy to find on the Internet. The talk, while geared to the general
public (I hope), should also be interesting for prototype modelers in
terms of how the railroads influenced the growth of commercial
agriculture.

"Railroads and the Growth of Agriculture"
Speaking of History Lecture
Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m.

The dawning of the 20th century brought with it a pronounced growth
in the production of fruits and vegetables that could be delivered to
the main population centers by rail, providing people with food
almost year round that previously had been only available for a
limited amount of time during their respective local growing seasons.

This presentation on Sunday, February 21 at Heritage Village in Largo
highlights the technologies, the infrastructures, and the people that
made it possible for many of us to eat more balanced diets and
consequently live longer lives. Period photographs of the era will
present a rich journey into the farming and transportation industries
of the time. The program is sponsored by the Pinellas County
Historical Society. Free

Bill Welch


Re: New file uploaded to STMFC

Gene <losgatos48@...>
 

Sorry for the lack of clarity but the model is 1:48 scale (O). Chooch does make HO buildings but no rolling stock to my knowledge.

Gene Deimling

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Cooch makes kits in both O and HO scales. In which scale or scales will this kit be made?

Ken Montero


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Re: New file uploaded to STMFC

Kenneth Montero
 

Cooch makes kits in both O and HO scales. In which scale or scales will this kit be made?

Ken Montero

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Re: New file uploaded to STMFC

Bill Welch
 

To me, the only clue this is a model is the seam where the diagonal braces join the end.

Bill Welch

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New file uploaded to STMFC

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ACF builder’s photos

Tim Meyer
 

HI

I am looking for ACF builder's photos of CNW boxcars

79250 to 80250, 1944

82652 to 84250, 1944

84300 to 86298, 1948

Again I am looking for any pictures of CMO and CNW slogan boxcars.

Thanks

Tim


Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

railwayman <stevelucas3@...>
 

Dick--

First, my posting is NOT a personal criticism directed at you. It is simply a note of caution regarding the use of corporate websites for info. Any corporation has an interest in presenting it in the best possible light. Ford does not mention the Edsel on its website--

http://www.ford.com/about-ford/heritage/vehicles

Which does not mean that the vehicle never existed.

Keep in mind that the "We Will Deliver" tagline immediately preceded "Building America".

The "Building America" "logotype", or as known in advertising, a "tagline" is presented adjoining the UP logo on this site under "2002 Today Shield and Building America SM" on that web page.

Likewise, the 1897 Harriman Shield on this website on the page shows the "World's Pictorial Line" tagline under the shield, not as a part of it.

These are but two instances of a tagline accompanying the shield as a part of UP logos.

The convenient omission of any mention of the circa 1996-2001 "We Will Deliver" tagline makes one wonder what other info has been "tweaked" over the years.

Again, caution is warranted when relying on corporate sites as a source of info. You have corroborated what is on the website with other info that you have--good. But to rely on a corporate website alone for historical info is fraught with peril for a serious historian.

Steve Lucas.

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

Steve Lucas writes:
>>"I have to question the accuracy of information with respect to
the Union Pacific herald on the UP website when they fail to mention
their own ... slogan ..."
He continues with:
"... the fact that UP does not mention this very recent slogan makes
one question the veracity of other historical info on their site."
<<

Well Steve, I don't recall that UP medallion history website
mentioning ANY of the multitude of slogans that UP has used over the
past 140+ years, unless they were actually in the logo. So I don't
see how the absence of a particular slogan affects the veracity of
the information presented. The site is titled "History of the Union
Pacific Logo", and that is what it is. So far, I have found no
historical errors in it. If you see any, please let us all know where.

I believe I also provided two additional pieces of corroborating data
for the medallion history in 1941-42. Are you questioning the
accuracy of all of that? If so, please share your data to the contrary.

Aiming for historical accuracy,
Dick Harley




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Re: Kadee Scale Coupler Operational Reliablity

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
 

The stated goal of this list is that "Emphasis is to be placed on
the study of the prototype with a goal of producing models of them
with as great a degree of accuracy as possible". To the extent
possible, that is also my goal on this thread.

There is not a single operational nor visual positive side to coupler
droop, and although I cannot speak for them, I will not believe that
Kadee, Sergent or Accurail (the only coupler manufacturers that I know
of who are actually thinking about such things, not merely producing
commodity knock-offs) would disagree.

However, all manufacturers (less Sergent) are all hostage to the fact
that although coupler boxes are made to a rough standard (the old
original Athearn box of the late '50s), in fact the coupler boxes can
vary considerably in depth, as do the thickness of coupler shanks.
The latter is even more variable when one considers that some coupler
shanks take into account the thickness of a sheet bronze centering
spring (even if the coupler does not need such a spring), while others
do not. As a result, the fact that any given coupler will in fact have
a smooth net fit in any given coupler box can be a crap shoot. The
Accumate Proto coupler is the exception (as I also believe the Sergent-
with-coupler-box) where the coupler and box are engineered as single
entity. As a result, they are the only couplers currently on the
market with no significant droop.

Shims can help, but required thicknesses can be surprisingly variable
(see above), and can also represent for the unwary modeler a lot of
pretty fiddly work.

We confuse operational practicality with prototype accuracy. They are
not the same thing.

As a matter of practicality or desperation, I may choose to (or HAVE
to) tow my freight cars with linked paper clips, loops of string, or
chewing gum around 9" horizontal and 45º vertical curves, but it
surely would be a stretch for me to assert that has anything to do
with prototype modeling (except detraction) (:-).

Denny


Denny S. Anspach MD
Sacramento


Re: PFE R-40-14 UP Herald

rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

"Medallion" Is the term used by EMD on the painting and styling diagrams for M&StL and CGW Fs.
Clark Propst

105221 - 105240 of 193623