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question for Dr. Thompson

ed_mines
 

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

With the article about Muncie & Western "Ball Line" boxcars in the latest RMC (August 2010), here is another Shorpy photo by Jack Delano showing one of these cars in color.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/1605?size=_original

Any comment of the color of the PFE reefer at the left of the photo?


Re: Tack boards

Walter
 

The side tack boards had Cleaned tags applied and during the heater season a Heated Car tag applied. Never saw tags on the end tack boards.

Lenny Ohrnell


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

coronadoscalemodels
 

With the article about Muncie & Western "Ball Line" boxcars in the latest RMC (August 2010), here is another Shorpy photo by Jack Delano showing one of these cars in color.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/1605?size=_original

Stan Schwedler
Coronado Scale Models


Re: Narrow Gauge in Shorpy Photo of CNW Yard

Rhbale@...
 

Thanks to all for the explanation.

Richard Bale

In a message dated 8/4/2010 9:48:13 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Rhbale@aol.com writes:




Re Shorpy photo __http://www.shorpy.com/node/1605?size=_original__
(http://www.shorpy.com/node/1605?size=_original_)
(_http://www.shorpy.com/node/1605?size=_original_
(http://www.shorpy.com/node/1605?size=_original) )

Can anyone shed some light on the narrow utility tracks in front of the
lumber-loaded flat cars and than crosses over the yard tracks just to the
right of the flats?

Richard Bale



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Re: Replacement parts for grit blaster

Bruce Smith
 

Tim,

I recently made the switch to baking soda and am pretty happy with
it. Its cheaper, especially when you buy the 5 lbs bag at Sams Club,
less of a danger if accidentally inhaled, and easier to dispose of.
I get rid of mine by spreading it on my acidic lawn, instead of
paying someone to "lime" my lawn <G>.

Regards
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

On Aug 4, 2010, at 12:15 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:


I think my grit is worn out... I don't recall the size grit I
originally
had. What size grit do most people use?

Lately I have used a Badger air eraser bottle as my spray "gun". I like
how it doesn't clog and runs longer without stopping.

Tim O'Connor


Virgil,
Try here:
http://www.cycloneblasters.com/
I believe this is the source for the North Coast booth; I've
ordered replacement parts from them; great service.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Virgil Young" <rayvirg@sbcglobal.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:21:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster

I have a problem with my micro-blaster and need to replace the
nozzle, the
inside tubing and outside tubing. The blasting cabinet was
marketed by North
Coast engineering 20-25 years ago. Can any of you give me some
leads on
replacement siphon tubes and nozzle?
Regards,
Virgil Young,
Amarillo, TX


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Re: Reefer tack boards

Jack Burgess
 

I have a photo of a YV box car with an explosives card on the end tack board which helps confirm your memory.

Jack Burgess

On Aug 3, 2010, at 7:56 AM, "soolinehistory" <destorzek@mchsi.com> wrote:



--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "rockroll50401" <cepropst@...> wrote:

A friend is building one of those URTX flat ended reefers with the double door latch bars and noticed the photos show no end tack boards. He asked why. I noticed some time ago that Armour PCX cars didn't have them either.

Next question. What was the purpose of the end tack boards?

Clark Propst
That's a good question. Somewhere I recall seeing a drawing (which I can't find with just a cursory search) that called these "explosives card boards". And really, other than "unload other end " cards for cars with end doors, I can't think of another use. The AAR, of course, recommended their application, and I suppose that a reefer without them could not be legally loaded with explosives, since the car could not be properly placarded. Then again, If you are the reefer's owner, maybe this is a good thing :-)

Dennis



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Re: Narrow Gauge in Shorpy Photo of CNW Yard

Rhbale@...
 

Re Shorpy photo _http://www.shorpy.com/node/1605?size=_original_
(http://www.shorpy.com/node/1605?size=_original)

Can anyone shed some light on the narrow utility tracks in front of the
lumber-loaded flat cars and than crosses over the yard tracks just to the
right of the flats?

Richard Bale


Re: Replacement parts for grit blaster

Raymond Young
 

Tim,

I think I'm using about 60 grit. 

Virgil Young
Amarillo, Tx
 

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From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, August 4, 2010 12:15:28 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster


I think my grit is worn out... I don't recall the size grit I originally
had. What size grit do most people use?

Lately I have used a Badger air eraser bottle as my spray "gun". I like
how it doesn't clog and runs longer without stopping.

Tim O'Connor

Virgil,
Try here:
http://www.cycloneblasters.com/
I believe this is the source for the North Coast booth; I've ordered replacement
parts from them; great service.


Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Virgil Young" <rayvirg@sbcglobal.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:21:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster

I have a problem with my micro-blaster and need to replace the nozzle, the
inside tubing and outside tubing. The blasting cabinet was marketed by North
Coast engineering 20-25 years ago. Can any of you give me some leads on
replacement siphon tubes and nozzle?
Regards,
Virgil Young,
Amarillo, TX


Re: Replacement parts for grit blaster

Tim O'Connor
 

I think my grit is worn out... I don't recall the size grit I originally
had. What size grit do most people use?

Lately I have used a Badger air eraser bottle as my spray "gun". I like
how it doesn't clog and runs longer without stopping.

Tim O'Connor

Virgil,
Try here:
http://www.cycloneblasters.com/
I believe this is the source for the North Coast booth; I've ordered replacement parts from them; great service.

Jim Brewer
Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Virgil Young" <rayvirg@sbcglobal.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:21:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster

I have a problem with my micro-blaster and need to replace the nozzle, the
inside tubing and outside tubing.� The blasting cabinet was marketed by North
Coast engineering 20-25 years ago.� Can any of you give me some leads on
replacement siphon tubes and nozzle?
Regards,
Virgil Young,
Amarillo, TX


Re: Replacement parts for grit blaster

Raymond Young
 

Jim,

Thanks for the information.  I've sent an Email message to them asking for a new
pencil gun and associated tubing.



Virgil Young
________________________________
From: James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, August 3, 2010 9:42:00 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster

 


Virgil,

Try here:

http://www.cycloneblasters.com/

I believe this is the source for the North Coast booth; I've ordered replacement
parts from them; great service.


Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Virgil Young" <rayvirg@sbcglobal.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:21:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster

 

Hello all,
 
I have a problem with my micro-blaster and need to replace the nozzle, the
inside tubing and outside tubing.  The blasting cabinet was marketed by North
Coast engineering 20-25 years ago.  Can any of you give me some leads on
replacement siphon tubes and nozzle?

 
Regards,
 
Virgil Young,
Amarillo, TX

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Re: Replacement parts for grit blaster

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Virgil,



Try here:



http://www.cycloneblasters.com/



I believe this is the source for the North Coast booth; I've ordered replacement parts from them; great service.



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Virgil Young" <rayvirg@sbcglobal.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:21:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster

 




Hello all,
 
I have a problem with my micro-blaster and need to replace the nozzle, the
inside tubing and outside tubing.  The blasting cabinet was marketed by North
Coast engineering 20-25 years ago.  Can any of you give me some leads on
replacement siphon tubes and nozzle?

 
Regards,
 
Virgil Young,
Amarillo, TX




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Re: Black Car Cement on roofs

cprfan
 

pullmanboss wrote:
Interesting car. Wood roof walk and laterals, and a Morton brake platform. And the roof walk is made entirely of short boards one roof panel (width) long.
Have a good clear photo copy of a freshlybuilt CP all steel 40' box showing such a roofwalk, so I've scanned it and a detail shot of the roofwalk and posted it here:

http://www.pbase.com/cprfan/image/127146733
http://www.pbase.com/cprfan/image/127146755

Alan

Tom Madden, more curious about the construction of the roof walk than the deteriorating car cement.



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Re: Reefer tack boards

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Guyz
 
One thing i have found is that tack boards on steel cars tend to be to the right of the center loading doors, mounted high. Still not sure why they are missing on steel cars ends.
 
Fred Freitas

--- On Tue, 8/3/10, Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@yahoo.ca> wrote:


From: Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@yahoo.ca>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Reefer tack boards
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 11:41 AM


 



I've seen a few cars with "DO NOT HUMP" placards on these placard boards. But again, this never was an issue with a reefer...

Reminds me of that cartoon in MR years ago--"He spotted a reefer at the stock pen? And with the ice hatches open!" ;)

Steve Lucas.

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



--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "rockroll50401" <cepropst@> wrote:

A friend is building one of those URTX flat ended reefers with the double door latch bars and noticed the photos show no end tack boards. He asked why. I noticed some time ago that Armour PCX cars didn't have them either.

Next question. What was the purpose of the end tack boards?

Clark Propst
That's a good question. Somewhere I recall seeing a drawing (which I can't find with just a cursory search) that called these "explosives card boards". And really, other than "unload other end " cards for cars with end doors, I can't think of another use. The AAR, of course, recommended their application, and I suppose that a reefer without them could not be legally loaded with explosives, since the car could not be properly placarded. Then again, If you are the reefer's owner, maybe this is a good thing :-)

Dennis







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Grit blaster problem

Raymond Young
 

Oops, I forgot my reference to Freight Cars Content in my previous post.  The
grit blaster is used to pepare truck sideframes for paintin.

Virgil Young
Amarillo, TX


Replacement parts for grit blaster

Raymond Young
 

Hello all,
 
I have a problem with my micro-blaster and need to replace the nozzle, the
inside tubing and outside tubing.  The blasting cabinet was marketed by North
Coast engineering 20-25 years ago.  Can any of you give me some leads on
replacement siphon tubes and nozzle?

 
Regards,
 
Virgil Young,
Amarillo, TX


Re: Black Car Cement on roofs

Clark Propst
 

At last nights ops at a friends I noticed a couple of what I think were Red Caboose NYC box cars. Forgot my glasses, so didn't get the numbers.

Should those cars have black roofs too?

Clark Propst


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

Clark Propst
 

Ted Culotta included this photo in his first (and last) calendar. If this is the first time you've seen this photo it's no wonder Ted never did another : )

Clark Propst


Re: MKT Sloan Yellow

Aley, Jeff A
 

It is my personal opinion that Delano's photos all have an unusual "cast" to them; they all appear to be slightly dark. It's one of those things that makes it easy to spot a Delano photo.

Because of this, I personally would not rely on them as a reference for colors, but would try to find other sources.

Regards,

-Jeff


From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rob
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 5:18 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] MKT Sloan Yellow



Good Evening,

Let's change colors.

I have a Chooch Ultra Scale kit of the MKT single sheathed car in Sloan Yellow:

http://www.choochenterprises.com/html/814_mkt_katy_dble_box_car_yell.html

Shorpy has a Jack Delano Kodachrome of a similar car (not 7/7 ribs tho like the Chooch car) in Sloan Yellow in Galewood in 1943:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/704?size=_original

What sayeth STMFC about the color of the Shorpy car? Could it be Sloan yellow that has faded white and took on road grime in that short of a time since the car would have been repainted?

Or is it color shift or correction of the original?

Any and all help is appreciated!

Thanks,

Rob Mondichak


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

I have a wonderful photo of a PFE reefer with such a black
rectangle, and there are remnants of cards tacked almost everywhere
AROUND the rectangle, and just a couple IN the rectangle.

Tony Thompson
Some roads went as far as to stencil TACK CARDS HERE in the rectangle to try to get the message across.

Dennis

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