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Re: 40-foot FGE steel reefers

devansprr
 


Yes, plug door version also. Walthers got the info for the 2011 catalog, due out next October; we haven't put any info up because I didn't think Walthers was going to put it up this early. At this point, we are likely looking at a October release. The plug door car will be 8500 series SKU's, and will likely be out first.

The plug door car is specifically a WFEX car (don't have the numbers handy) but FGEX and BREX both had similar cars. spotting features include diagonal panel roof, improved Dreadnaught ends with the one "squished" rib, and plain lapped side sheets with single rivet rows.

The swing door car will have the same roof and ends; most likely double rivet rows (hat section posts).

As planned now, both cars will have acetal sill steps and brake rodding, like our gondola kit.

Now, I need to get back to work on them.

Dennis Storzek
Accurail, Inc.
Dennis,

From what I can find, these cars started being built during WWII, and being in the WWII modeler minority (as opposed to all of the transition era modelers on this esteemed list), a WFEX with only "Great Northern" in the herald, and Ventilator-Refrigerator on the side would be greatly appreciated (swing door only). A good picture of such a lettering scheme is on the RPI site.

A small group of cars is listed under WFEX in the '43 ORER, an additional numbers are reserved for a new group of cars, but noted to be 5 inches taller inside and out than the first batch already built. This is the only ORER I have - don't know for sure if the subsequent cars were taller.

Keep up all the great work! Really appreciate your selling steam era freight car kits!

Dave Evans
(A late arriving SPF who knows not to use hyphens, but has actually encountered one or two official PRR documents with hyphens - don't tell anyone ;-)


Re: Murder in the Private Car

kenneth broomfield
 

I had recoreded it on my DVR and played it in the background while I worked on models. I just basically looked up when they would mention something about trains. It was not that good of movie except towards the end. I would like to know how they made the chase scene. Not bad for being that old of special effects.

Kenny Broomfield

----- Original Message ----
From: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@HAWAII.RR.COM>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, May 12, 2010 10:18:50 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Murder in the Private Car

Thanks  Al And Pat:

I'm glad that I was able to catch this film on TCM.  I didn't watch 
most of it but my wife called me for the steam sequences at the end. 
As an SP steam modeler all I can say
is "What a treat".  A real surprise was a shot of the bridge over the 
Sacramento River  which I have from Overland and is awaiting 
installation on my layout.

Thanks for the "Heads Up".

Bill Pardie

On May 12, 2010, at 4:42 PM, Al and Patricia Westerfield wrote:

Watched the film today. It's not very good - basically an "old dark 
house" on wheels. However, it was made in close cooperation with SP. 
The finale has lots of action as the private car, uncoupled from the 
train, rolls down hill over bridges and through freight yards. One 
interesting thing. As the car uncouples on the fly the film is 
flopped so that the forward car's road name is mirror writing. Looks 
like SP didn't want its name associated with such an action. 
Recommended. - Al Westerfield

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Re: PRR boxcar jargon

SUVCWORR@...
 

Without! There are no hyphens in PRR freight car classes.

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: whstlpnk <whstlpnk@ix.netcom.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2010 1:30 am
Subject: [STMFC] PRR boxcar jargon


Can any Pennsy fan state whether X31 and X32 should be expressed with or without
a hyphen?

RSVP
John Phillips
Seattle



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Re: PRR boxcar jargon

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

John,

          Without !  Why do I hear a fait echo of cussing in Cantonese??

Fred Freitas




________________________________
From: whstlpnk <whstlpnk@ix.netcom.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, May 13, 2010 1:30:00 AM
Subject: [STMFC] PRR boxcar jargon

 
Can any Pennsy fan state whether X31 and X32 should be expressed with or without a hyphen?

RSVP
John Phillips
Seattle


Re: PRR boxcar jargon

leakinmywaders
 

Oh, doesn't Ben Hom live for the day when any Pennsy fan could so state it....

Without.

Chris Frissell
Polson, MT

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

Can any Pennsy fan state whether X31 and X32 should be expressed with or without a hyphen?

RSVP
John Phillips
Seattle


Re: PRR boxcar jargon

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

John Phillips wrote:
Can any Pennsy fan state whether X31 and X32 should be expressed with or without a hyphen?
You may get some vociferous replies, John, but the answer is: without. Always,

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@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


PRR boxcar jargon

J.A. Phillips
 

Can any Pennsy fan state whether X31 and X32 should be expressed with or without a hyphen?

RSVP
John Phillips
Seattle


Re: Murder in the Private Car

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Thanks Al And Pat:

I'm glad that I was able to catch this film on TCM. I didn't watch
most of it but my wife called me for the steam sequences at the end.
As an SP steam modeler all I can say
is "What a treat". A real surprise was a shot of the bridge over the
Sacramento River which I have from Overland and is awaiting
installation on my layout.

Thanks for the "Heads Up".

Bill Pardie

On May 12, 2010, at 4:42 PM, Al and Patricia Westerfield wrote:

Watched the film today. It's not very good - basically an "old dark
house" on wheels. However, it was made in close cooperation with SP.
The finale has lots of action as the private car, uncoupled from the
train, rolls down hill over bridges and through freight yards. One
interesting thing. As the car uncouples on the fly the film is
flopped so that the forward car's road name is mirror writing. Looks
like SP didn't want its name associated with such an action.
Recommended. - Al Westerfield

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Murder in the Private Car

Al and Patricia Westerfield <westerfield@...>
 

Watched the film today. It's not very good - basically an "old dark house" on wheels. However, it was made in close cooperation with SP. The finale has lots of action as the private car, uncoupled from the train, rolls down hill over bridges and through freight yards. One interesting thing. As the car uncouples on the fly the film is flopped so that the forward car's road name is mirror writing. Looks like SP didn't want its name associated with such an action. Recommended. - Al Westerfield


Re: New York Central 765-B

Mark
 

Thanks Tim. Just trying to get a variety besides B&O.

Mark Morgan

--- On Wed, 5/12/10, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net> wrote:

From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] New York Central 765-B
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 9:07 PM







 











Just for interest I will throw out another idea. Kadee has offered
accurate models of NYC PS-1 box cars including their catalogue number
4057 (Lot 842-B with 5-panel Superior doors) and 4079 (Lot 808-B with
Youngstown doors). Both of these are sold out at Kadee, but you might
be able to locate one somewhere or wait for a future release that Kadee
will no doubt offer. These two models have black roofs and ends to
represent the car cement applied to new NYC PS-1 box cars built from
1950 to 1952. They also come with the correct hand brake and Apex
Tri-Lok running boards & brake steps.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


These are the NYC models Ed mentioned, and a couple extras. As

Ed noted these are all PS-1 1950-1953 production.



4007 NYC 170699 IY doors, 1951 reweigh 1961

http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4007l.jpg

4032 NYC 169000 7p SUP doors, 1950 original

http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4032l.jpg

4033 NYC 169004 7p SUP doors, 1950 original

http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4033l.jpg

4034 NYC 169016 7p SUP doors, 1950 original

http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4034l.jpg

4057 NYC 180199 5p SUP doors, 1952 original black ends/roof

http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4057l.jpg

4079 NYC 170750 IY doors, 1951 original, black ends/roof

http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4079l.jpg

4084 NYC 170749 IY doors, 1968 stencil, jade green repaint

http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4084l.jpg



If you can find it, try to get Kadee #4000, the undecorated "RTR"

PS-1. The early undec models came with 3 different pairs of doors

but I don't know if the newer "kit" (#4100) comes with extra doors.

http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4000l.jpg

http://www.kadee.com/ca/kit/jpg/40%27exps.jpg



Tim O'Connor

























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Re: New York Central 765-B

Tim O'Connor
 

Just for interest I will throw out another idea. Kadee has offered
accurate models of NYC PS-1 box cars including their catalogue number
4057 (Lot 842-B with 5-panel Superior doors) and 4079 (Lot 808-B with
Youngstown doors). Both of these are sold out at Kadee, but you might
be able to locate one somewhere or wait for a future release that Kadee
will no doubt offer. These two models have black roofs and ends to
represent the car cement applied to new NYC PS-1 box cars built from
1950 to 1952. They also come with the correct hand brake and Apex
Tri-Lok running boards & brake steps.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins

These are the NYC models Ed mentioned, and a couple extras. As
Ed noted these are all PS-1 1950-1953 production.

4007 NYC 170699 IY doors, 1951 reweigh 1961
http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4007l.jpg
4032 NYC 169000 7p SUP doors, 1950 original
http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4032l.jpg
4033 NYC 169004 7p SUP doors, 1950 original
http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4033l.jpg
4034 NYC 169016 7p SUP doors, 1950 original
http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4034l.jpg
4057 NYC 180199 5p SUP doors, 1952 original black ends/roof
http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4057l.jpg
4079 NYC 170750 IY doors, 1951 original, black ends/roof
http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4079l.jpg
4084 NYC 170749 IY doors, 1968 stencil, jade green repaint
http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4084l.jpg

If you can find it, try to get Kadee #4000, the undecorated "RTR"
PS-1. The early undec models came with 3 different pairs of doors
but I don't know if the newer "kit" (#4100) comes with extra doors.
http://www.kadee.com/ca/40ps1/jpg/4000l.jpg
http://www.kadee.com/ca/kit/jpg/40%27exps.jpg

Tim O'Connor


Re: New York Central 765-B

Mark
 

Thank You. I took a bit of time last night(early morning) and put four cars into service, and alas the NYC car is not correct :-) . The Proto NKP car is built and shopped a NYC USRA coal car and a Bowser WM coal car.

Mark Morgan

--- On Wed, 5/12/10, Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

From: Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] New York Central 765-B
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 8:03 PM







 











On May 12, 2010, at 6:20 PM, Mark Morgan wrote:



Would another class be like the Intermountain boxcar?
Mark Morgan


Mark,

Yes, "more like" the IM box car is very appropriate. NYC had 4 orders

of PS-1 box cars delivered in 1950 through 1952. These are listed on

the PS-1 roster, available for downloading from the STMFC web site.

These prototype cars have the roof and ends as modeled by IM. Some NYC

PS-1s had 7-panel Superior doors that could be used as well. As

previously indicated the bolster tabs will require shortening and other

details as pointed out by Terry.



One can only wonder why IM produced the NYC model representing a car

built in 1948 when there were numerous better choices. Oh well.



Another option is the group of 25 NYC Pacemaker cars built in 1954 (Lot

848-B) having sides, ends, and roof that match the IM model. However,

these cars were part of an order of 100 PS-1s built for various

railroads with Pullman cushioned underframes.



Just for interest I will throw out another idea. Kadee has offered

accurate models of NYC PS-1 box cars including their catalogue number

4057 (Lot 842-B with 5-panel Superior doors) and 4079 (Lot 808-B with

Youngstown doors). Both of these are sold out at Kadee, but you might

be able to locate one somewhere or wait for a future release that Kadee

will no doubt offer. These two models have black roofs and ends to

represent the car cement applied to new NYC PS-1 box cars built from

1950 to 1952. They also come with the correct hand brake and Apex

Tri-Lok running boards & brake steps.

Regards,

Ed Hawkins



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Re: New York Central 765-B

Ed Hawkins
 

On May 12, 2010, at 6:20 PM, Mark Morgan wrote:

Would another class be like the Intermountain boxcar?

Mark Morgan
Mark,
Yes, "more like" the IM box car is very appropriate. NYC had 4 orders
of PS-1 box cars delivered in 1950 through 1952. These are listed on
the PS-1 roster, available for downloading from the STMFC web site.
These prototype cars have the roof and ends as modeled by IM. Some NYC
PS-1s had 7-panel Superior doors that could be used as well. As
previously indicated the bolster tabs will require shortening and other
details as pointed out by Terry.

One can only wonder why IM produced the NYC model representing a car
built in 1948 when there were numerous better choices. Oh well.

Another option is the group of 25 NYC Pacemaker cars built in 1954 (Lot
848-B) having sides, ends, and roof that match the IM model. However,
these cars were part of an order of 100 PS-1s built for various
railroads with Pullman cushioned underframes.

Just for interest I will throw out another idea. Kadee has offered
accurate models of NYC PS-1 box cars including their catalogue number
4057 (Lot 842-B with 5-panel Superior doors) and 4079 (Lot 808-B with
Youngstown doors). Both of these are sold out at Kadee, but you might
be able to locate one somewhere or wait for a future release that Kadee
will no doubt offer. These two models have black roofs and ends to
represent the car cement applied to new NYC PS-1 box cars built from
1950 to 1952. They also come with the correct hand brake and Apex
Tri-Lok running boards & brake steps.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: New York Central 765-B

Mark
 

Hello, Terry

Would another class be like the Intermountain boxcar?

Mark Morgan

--- On Wed, 5/12/10, Terry Link <trlink@canadasouthern.com> wrote:

From: Terry Link <trlink@canadasouthern.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] New York Central 765-B
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 5:48 PM







 











----- Original Message -----

From: "Ed Hawkins" <hawk0621@sbcglobal.net>

recently purchased a built intermountain kit. NYC 40' PS-1 boxcar
#167646 from lot 765-B.
In case you aren't aware and for what it may be worth to you, the NYC
Lot 765-B cars in series 167000-167999 were built in 1948. This means
that the InterMountain model (patterned after prototype PS-1 box cars
built 1954 and later) has a number of characteristics that are
incorrect for the NYC Lot 765-B cars, including the wrong PS-1 ends
(cars built in 1948 lacked the six rectangles at the peak and had a
different grab arrangement on the right side of the end), the wrong
PS-1 roof (panels closest to the ends were flat), and the bolster tabs
are too wide. The prototype cars had 7-panel Superior doors, which I
don't know if the model comes with or not.


And don't forget that NYC PS-1 boxcars ( except the 25 cushioned underframe

cars ) had poling pockets and towing lugs.



Terry Link

Bramalea, Ontario, Canada

www.canadasouthern.com

























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Re: New York Central 765-B

Terry Link
 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Hawkins" <hawk0621@sbcglobal.net>

recently purchased a built intermountain kit. NYC 40' PS-1 boxcar
#167646 from lot 765-B.
In case you aren't aware and for what it may be worth to you, the NYC
Lot 765-B cars in series 167000-167999 were built in 1948. This means
that the InterMountain model (patterned after prototype PS-1 box cars
built 1954 and later) has a number of characteristics that are
incorrect for the NYC Lot 765-B cars, including the wrong PS-1 ends
(cars built in 1948 lacked the six rectangles at the peak and had a
different grab arrangement on the right side of the end), the wrong
PS-1 roof (panels closest to the ends were flat), and the bolster tabs
are too wide. The prototype cars had 7-panel Superior doors, which I
don't know if the model comes with or not.

And don't forget that NYC PS-1 boxcars ( except the 25 cushioned underframe cars ) had poling pockets and towing lugs.

Terry Link
Bramalea, Ontario, Canada
www.canadasouthern.com


Re: Naperville 2010

Jim Hayes
 

Go to http://ppw-aline.com/rpm-naperville.htm There's an email link near
the top of the page.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM, <water.kresse@comcast.net> wrote:





QUESTION: How does one contact Joe DElia about this fall's Naperville
Proto Modeler's conference Oct 21st - 24th?

Al Kresse

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Re: Atlas undec 2-bay offset hopper

william darnaby
 

The ones I've modified with the Sunshine mini-kit have been gray.

Bill Darnaby

What color are the Atlas undec cars molded in? I'm specifically interested in the 2-bay offset hopper. Are they gray?

Ron Merrick



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Re: Naperville 2010

Jack Burgess
 

Here is a better way:

http://railroadprototypemodelers.com/contact-rpm


Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


Re: Naperville 2010

Jack Burgess
 

You should be able to contact him through his company Proto Power West:

http://www.ppw-aline.com/


Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


Naperville 2010

water.kresse@...
 

QUESTION:   How does one contact Joe D’Elia about this fall's Naperville Proto Modeler's conference Oct 21st - 24th?



Al Kresse

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