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Chrysler trucks

Tim O'Connor
 

Besides frequent application to General American box cars I
just noticed that first box car page of the 1953 CBC has a
photo of DL&W 10039, a 1950 Magor built 40' box car -- and
what do you know? Chrysler trucks! This is the earliest car
I've seen with these trucks.

There's a good photo of the plain bearing Chrysler FR-5E on
page 977 of the 1953 CBC too, and a drawing for the roller
bearing version on page 981.

Anyone ever compiled a list of all the cars equipped with the
Chrysler-patent trucks?

Tim O'Connor


Truck Wish List

Skip Luke <salty4568@...>
 

Getting hard to find Fox Trucks .... my vote.

Skip Luke


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tahoe

Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>
 

Sorry for the inadvertent post.
Norm Larkin


Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: <brianleppert@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:21 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck


All 70-ton trucks had 6x11 inch journals. Pennsy liked these A-3 trucks.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@..., SUVCWORR@... wrote:




Depending on the journal size, these may be usable for a number of PRR trucks.

Rich Orr




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Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

brianleppert@att.net
 

All 70-ton trucks had 6x11 inch journals. Pennsy liked these A-3 trucks.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@..., SUVCWORR@... wrote:




Depending on the journal size, these may be usable for a number of PRR trucks.

Rich Orr


Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

brianleppert@att.net
 

--- In STMFC@..., "rwitt_2000" <rwitt_2000@...> wrote:

Brian,

What other railroads used the A-3 70-ton Ride Control truck other than
SP and the ATSF?
Railroads that I know of are AA, ACL, ATSF, B&M, B&O, C&EI, CofG, CB&Q, CGW, CNJ, CNW, CRR, D&H, D&RGW, DL&W, DT&I, EJ&E, Erie, GM&O, GN, IC, KCS, L&A, L&N, LV, Monon, M&StL, MEC, MILW, MKT, MP, N&W, NC&StL, NH, NKP, NP, NYC, P&LE, PFE, PM, PM, PRR, RI, SAL, SL-SF, SOO, SP, SP&S, SSW, T&NO, UP, Wabash, WM, and WP.


Are you considering manufacturing a 70-ton solid bearing trucks for an
earlier design say from the 1940s?
I consider a lot of trucks <g>. But there's only so much time.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV


Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

SUVCWORR@...
 

Depending on the journal size, these may be usable for a number of PRR trucks.

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thu, Sep 30, 2010 12:33 pm
Subject: [STMFC] New Tahoe Model Works Truck



I just received a flier from TMW for their new American Steel
Foundries A-3 70 Ton trucks. Brian
does a super job on his trucks and he always list the railroads that
used the trucks. He includes
SP and Santa FE for this truck, however, when checking Tony's SP books
and Richard's SF
offerings I cannot find cars that I have modeled that used this
truck. Can anyone specify just
which cars used this truck on the SP and SF?

Thanks in advance:

Bill Pardie




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Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

rwitt_2000
 

Brain,

What other railroads used the A-3 70-ton Ride Control truck other than
SP and the ATSF?

Are you considering manufacturing a 70-ton solid bearing trucks for an
earlier design say from the 1940s?

Bob Witt


Brian Leppert wrote:

Santa Fe freight cars built with 70-ton A-3 Ride Control trucks
included

60' flat cars, class FT-7

GS gons classes GA-82, 84, 87, 92, and 96

mill gon classes GA-68, 69, 70, 80, 87, 91, 97 and 103

ballest gons classes GA-74 and 83

hopper classes GA-66, 73, 81, 86, 100 and 109

covered hopper classes GA-65, 67, 71, 75, 88, 90, 94, 101, 105, 110
and 111


Bill, Southern Pacific cars that used the 70-ton A-3 Ride Control
trucks included hoppers of H-70-7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 classes, covered
hoppers of H-70-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 classes, gons of G-70-7, 8 and
11 classes, and flat car class F-70-10.

The Santa Fe book I need to look at is out at work, and I'm not.

There are only very minor differences between A-3 trucks made by the
different foundries (ASF, Scullin, Buckeye, etc.) My HO truck has
Scullin's foundry mark and the raised "ride control" lettering across
the top of the face, rather than across the spring seat lip.


Re: Bucyrus 200/250 ton wreck derricks

MOFWCABOOSE@...
 

Plans for 250-ton Bucyrus-Erie wreckers were in the July 1966 issue of Model Railroader.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill <wpmccoy@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thu, Sep 30, 2010 8:14 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Bucyrus 200/250 ton wreck derricks





I want to model one of the SAL's 200 ton BE wreck cranes. The Athearn and Bachman shells look like a fair start. bachman has the better boom and Atheaen the better carbody.

Does anyone know if plans for these derricks have been ever published?

Bill McCoy
Jax, FL









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Bucyrus 200/250 ton wreck derricks

Bill McCoy
 

I want to model one of the SAL's 200 ton BE wreck cranes. The Athearn and Bachman shells look like a fair start. bachman has the better boom and Atheaen the better carbody.

Does anyone know if plans for these derricks have been ever published?

Bill McCoy
Jax, FL


Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

brianleppert@att.net
 

Santa Fe freight cars built with 70-ton A-3 Ride Control trucks included

60' flat cars, class FT-7

GS gons classes GA-82, 84, 87, 92, and 96

mill gon classes GA-68, 69, 70, 80, 87, 91, 97 and 103

ballest gons classes GA-74 and 83

hopper classes GA-66, 73, 81, 86, 100 and 109

covered hopper classes GA-65, 67, 71, 75, 88, 90, 94, 101, 105, 110 and 111

Brian Leppert

--- In STMFC@..., "brianleppert@..." <brianleppert@...> wrote:



Bill, Southern Pacific cars that used the 70-ton A-3 Ride Control trucks included hoppers of H-70-7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 classes, covered hoppers of H-70-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 classes, gons of G-70-7, 8 and 11 classes, and flat car class F-70-10.

The Santa Fe book I need to look at is out at work, and I'm not.

There are only very minor differences between A-3 trucks made by the different foundries (ASF, Scullin, Buckeye, etc.) My HO truck has Scullin's foundry mark and the raised "ride control" lettering across the top of the face, rather than across the spring seat lip.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@..., WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@> wrote:
Can anyone specify just
which cars used this truck on the SP and SF?

Thanks in advance:

Bill Pardie


Re: Air brush suggestions...

dakkinder
 

OOPS! i didn't read the post i thought it was one of those what Airbrush should i buy posts.
Jack,
Mix the paint in a separate jar and take a glass eyedropper to dispense it into your color cup.
Doug Kinder (Sorry i Shouted :) )

--- In STMFC@..., Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

Um Doug,

Jack say that he has an Iwata in the first paragraph... and that's
why he's asking these questions (and no need to shout).

Regards
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

On Sep 30, 2010, at 7:24 AM, dakkinder wrote:

BUY AN IWATA !
Doug Kinder

--- In STMFC@..., "Jack Burgess" <jack@> wrote:

I am in need of some suggestions. No, not what airbrush to buy (I
already
have a couple) but how to add paint to a new one. After probably
40 years of
using double-action, bottom-feed (bottle-type) Badger airbrushes,
I bought
an Iwata gravity-feed cup HP-C Plus airbrush at the Milwaukee NMRA
Convention. My question is on how to get paint into the gravity-
feed cup on
this new airbrush.

With the Badger bottom-feed air brushes, I'd mix the paint in one
of several
glass bottles, put on the lid, and attach it to the airbrush. But
with the
new gravity-feed airbrush, I need an easy, logical way to mix the
paint and
"pour" it into the airbrush cup without making a mess. Once I'm
done, I need
an easy way to add solvent to the airbrush cup to clean things up.

The instructions (which are in Japanese with poor translations)
show adding
"stuff" to the airbrush cup using a plastic squeeze bottle with a
inverted
"U" shaped spout. However, I use solvent-based Floquil paint nearly
exclusively so plastic containers seem questionable. (No, I'm not
going to
change to water-based paints.)

So, others who have used gravity-feed airbrushes with solvent-based
paints...

What do you use to mix paints that is easy to clean afterward?
Do you have any tricks for pouring the mixed paint into the
airbrush cup
without spilling?
Likewise, any special tricks to pouring solvent into the airbrush cup
without spilling?

Jack Burgess
Newark, CA


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70-ton New Tahoe Model Works Truck for sale

Andy Carlson
 

Good news, Brian Leppert's ASF A-3 "ride control" 70-ton plain bearing truck is
here!This was a large effort on Brian's part because he had to make a new
inner-mold, plus a new brake beam part because of the 70-ton's slightly longer
wheelbase.

Those who wish to get some of these exquisite trucks need to go no farther than
your keyboard.

I am offering these trucks as sideframe pairs with brake details, LESS
wheelsets, for those who have their own Intermountain, Reboxx. NWSL or Jaybee
wheels. I also have Intermountain code 88 semi-scale metal wheelsets in 12 pacs
available for purchase.

70-ton trucks are $3.50/pair, less wheelsets. Intermountain 12 pacs of
semi-scale wheelsets are $6.00/package of 12 axles.

Contact me OFF-LIST, Please, at <midcentury@...>
I will not answer emails which are not sent directly to me. So if you are
interested, respond to my email address only, again, OFF-LIST!!!!


I accept checks, money orders and PayPal (with a 4% surcharge)

Thanks to Mike for providing this great site!

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Sunshine Models Decal Replacement

Jim Hayes
 

Yes they do.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Riley K <riley050748@...> wrote:



Does Sunshine sell replacement decals for kits still in production? Thanks,

R Kinney



Sunshine Models Decal Replacement

Riley K <riley050748@...>
 

Does Sunshine sell replacement decals for kits still in production? Thanks,

R Kinney


Re: shipping kits

Andy Carlson
 

I got a Ebay Negative feedback from an irate buyer of a railroad book because 30
days from the bid closing, he still did not have the book. On the next day, the
book showed up. He felt bad, I got stuck with the - feedback, and the post
office had his book for over 4 weeks, shipping from Southern California to
Northern California--media rate. Probably fell behind a box or something, only
to be discovered weeks later.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA





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From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thu, September 30, 2010 1:05:31 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: shipping kits



Technically magazines are not eligible for media mail rates. But in
any case I think 27 days to go 200 miles sounds like the truck broke
down, lost its brakes, rolled down an embankment, and was lost in the
woods for 24 days. Not a typical case.

Tim O'Connor

At 9/29/2010 12:49 PM Wednesday, you wrote:
Carey,
Not sure but I think there is a difference between "bulk" media rates
and "media" rates.
Just got a book from Western Ohio in 2 days to Central Virginia via
"media rate".
Chuck Hladik



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Re: shipping kits

Tim O'Connor
 

Technically magazines are not eligible for media mail rates. But in
any case I think 27 days to go 200 miles sounds like the truck broke
down, lost its brakes, rolled down an embankment, and was lost in the
woods for 24 days. Not a typical case.

Tim O'Connor

At 9/29/2010 12:49 PM Wednesday, you wrote:
Carey,
Not sure but I think there is a difference between "bulk" media rates
and "media" rates.
Just got a book from Western Ohio in 2 days to Central Virginia via
"media rate".
Chuck Hladik


Re: Air brush suggestions...

Tim O'Connor
 

Brilliant! Wish I'd thought of that. :-)

Tim O'

I mix the small amounts of paint in a cheap shot glass. The
"Dollar" stores often have any number of varieties.....and I
often get shot glasses with some graduations on the outside.

Mal Houck


Re: Air Brush suggestions ...

Jim Betz
 

Jack,

If you can't find glass eye droppers - or what you need - any
where else try LabPro on Anvilwood Ct. in Sunnyvale.

http://www.lab-proinc.com/

They have just about every size and shape of glass ware you
might imagine. And although their main business is in
commercial quantities they also sell walk-in retail. Plan to
spend a 1/2 hour just browsing the 4 or 5 small aisles the
first time you go there. *G*

For small quantities I usually mix directly in the cup by
"counting the drops" in order to get the shade and thinning
I want. You can also mix in a bottle and transfer to the
cup.
- Jim


Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

Tim O'Connor
 

Bill, I don't know if this truck matches the Tahoe truck
but it may match Kadee's 70 ton truck. This is a Santa Fe
Ga-105 built in 1957

http://gelwood.railfan.net/atsf/atsf82295ags.jpg

Tim O'Connor

Can anyone specify just which cars used this truck on the SP and SF?
Bill Pardie

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