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Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

Tim O'Connor
 

I truly never noticed Bill, but I have no problem with folks who
want to make a fashion statement. :-) Like Richard, I like to wear
my FFC shirts at RPM meets. As for staying young, I'm in favor of
that too!

Tim O'

Tim:

Surely you have noticed that on Saturdays there are a group of us running around in Hawaiian shirts. Mr. Jim Singer purchased a bunch of these one year and gifted them to his posse, Mark V., Stan R., etc and then it spread to a few more of us with a passion for freight cars (to keep us inside the rules of this list). Thank you to Dennis S. from Dr. D. and myself for keeping us young.

I have to go now. I am in a panic because I cannot find either of my shirts!

Bill Welch


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Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

Armand Premo
 

What,No Speedos at freight car meets? Armand Premo

----- Original Message -----
From: lnbill
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 3:07 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville



Tim:

Surely you have noticed that on Saturdays there are a group of us running around in Hawaiian shirts. Mr. Jim Singer purchased a bunch of these one year and gifted them to his posse, Mark V., Stan R., etc and then it spread to a few more of us with a passion for freight cars (to keep us inside the rules of this list). Thank you to Dennis S. from Dr. D. and myself for keeping us young.

I have to go now. I am in a panic because I cannot find either of my shirts!

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "soolinehistory" <destorzek@...> wrote:
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> --- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@> wrote:
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> > Hmmmmm. And what exactly distinguishes a "red shirt" from a "vest"
> > (as in: "vesties"). What is this costume/uniform theme all about?
> >
> > Just wonderin'.
> >
> > Tim O'Connor
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> The wearers of the red shirts tend to be younger than vesties, and probably have more hair; otherwise, not much.
>
> Dennis
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Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

Um, guys, Fridays are red shirt days--

In the US--

http://www.redshirtfridays.org/

In Canada--

http://www.redfridays.ca/

In the UK--

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=150226645598

Modellers can wear red shirts on Fridays, too.

Steve Lucas.

(who has to buy another red shirt or two for Fridays).

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



--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@> wrote:


Hmmmmm. And what exactly distinguishes a "red shirt" from a "vest"
(as in: "vesties"). What is this costume/uniform theme all about?

Just wonderin'.

Tim O'Connor
The wearers of the red shirts tend to be younger than vesties, and probably have more hair; otherwise, not much.

Dennis


Re: Tangent PRR gon...

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

My, did I ever get an answer FAST!

So the trick is just to shim between the trucks and body bolsters a little. Now to find my Kadee coupler height gauge and see how little shimming I can get away with.

By the way, those Whisker couplers on this car break easily. But I have to go to my LHS soon anyhow...

Thanks for the advice, everyone!

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@..., Brian Carlson <prrk41361@...> wrote:

This was only a problem with the second run cars, the first run released at Naperville last year didn't have this problem. Simple fix and once Tangent heard about it they posted info on their website.
Brian Carlson

--- On Mon, 10/18/10, Randy Williamson <pennsy@...> wrote:


From: Randy Williamson <pennsy@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Tangent PRR gon...
To: STMFC@...
Date: Monday, October 18, 2010, 3:21 PM


 





Mark,

I purchased three of the gondolas at the NMRA in Milwaukee and all
three gave me problems. I used the Kadee washers and they run like a
champ.

Randy Williamson
www.prrfreight.com



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New from WrightTRAK

seaboard_1966
 

Guys

We at WrightTRAK are pleased to announce the introduction of a new freight car. At the show in Naperville we will be selling our new HO scale resin X29D kit. This kit features our usual one piece body and a separate underframe. This kit also includes the correct Bowser trucks, Kadee grabs, roofwalk and brake wheel. Tichy ladders and brake gear are also included. We decided NOT to do custom decals for this car due to the fact that Microscale has the correct ones available. This would have also added about $6.00 to the cost of the kit and we felt that having the kit priced at $55.00 or more would be a deal killer.

We will also be taking reservations for our upcoming Seaboard Air Line V9 ventilated boxcar. This car will feature all of our normal features as well as a very comprehensive set of decals and correct Andrews trucks.

Please stop by our table at Naperville and visit with us. We will have the PRR cars for sale as well as items from our stock.

Also, we would like to thank the guys at the PRRH&TS for their invaluable assistance with the X29D project. Without their help and support this project would have not been possible.

I will post a photo of this car to the groups photo section shortly. Until then, if interested in seeing this car, please let me know and I will get a photo to you.

Denis Blake
WrightTRAK Railroad Models






Central Ohio Prototype Modelers Meet, May 5-8

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early 20th Cen B&O box cars

S hed <shed999@...>
 

Hi Everyone,

I am HO-scale modeler that is focusing on 1919 and I need help identifying some B&O box cars from that year.

I've noticed from my 1919 ORER that the B&O had several identical series of box cars but I have no clue what class cars they are since there doesn't seem to be a handy (and free) resource for me to reference. These series of box cars share the same dimensions and I'm not sure if they are the same class of car or not.

IL -> 36' 0"; IH -> 7' 7¼"; OL -> 36' 11¾"; OH -> 14' 0¾"; DOOR -> 5' 6"; CAPY -> 60,000 LB

In 1919 the B&O and its subsidiaries owned 27,517 box cars and these series of cars made up 55% of the box car fleet. Here are the series of cars (all of them are B&O lettered cars):
65000 to 72699: 1,333 cars (5% of the box car fleet)
75003 to 75998; 195 cars (1%)
77000 to 80385; 443 cars (2%)
81000 to 81009; 10 cars (0%)
81033 to 85997; 1,034 cars (4%)
86000 to 90499; 3,576 cars (13%)
90500 to 92699; 1,370 cars (5%)
93057 to 99999; 6,745 cars (25%)
185650 to 185999; 346 cars (1%; 80,000 LB CAPY)

The subsidiaries that I am including with this list is the B&OCT, Cincy Hamilton & Dayton and the Coal & Coke railroads.

Thanks. Steve Hedlund, Everett, WA

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Re: Tangent PRR gon...

Brian Carlson
 

This was only a problem with the second run cars, the first run released at Naperville last year didn't have this problem. Simple fix and once Tangent heard about it they posted info on their website.
Brian Carlson

--- On Mon, 10/18/10, Randy Williamson <pennsy@...> wrote:


From: Randy Williamson <pennsy@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Tangent PRR gon...
To: STMFC@...
Date: Monday, October 18, 2010, 3:21 PM


 





Mark,

I purchased three of the gondolas at the NMRA in Milwaukee and all
three gave me problems. I used the Kadee washers and they run like a
champ.

Randy Williamson
www.prrfreight.com



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Re: research, index, db...

Charlie Vlk
 

Tim brings an important bit of information up in his note..... I was not aware that the scanners had a "descreen filter" which (I looked it up on Google) eliminates problems you may get from scanning printed materials that have halftone dots. Since many of us do scan reference materials this information may prove to be useful.
Thanks,
Charlie Vlk

I concur. Digital bits take up very little space! Just use the
"descreen filter" on your scanner and put something dark behind
the page to limit bleed-through. And you can sell the magazines
at a flea market instead of throwing them out.

Tim O'Connor


Re: Tangent PRR gon...

Randy Williamson
 

Mark,

I purchased three of the gondolas at the NMRA in Milwaukee and all
three gave me problems. I used the Kadee washers and they run like a
champ.

Randy Williamson
www.prrfreight.com

Quoting Mark Morgan :

Sounds strange Steve. Mine went from the box to the adjustment track
and then to mainline! Ran like a champ! First Tangent buy and best of
offshore models so far!

Mark Morgan

--- On Mon, 10/18/10, Steve Lucas wrote:

From: Steve Lucas
Subject: [STMFC] Tangent PRR gon...
To: "STMFC@..."
Date: Monday, October 18, 2010, 3:00 PM

Is it just the car that I purchased the other day, or do others have
trouble with the wheelsets binding when rolling the car down straight
(tangent) track? The wheelsets roll well in the trucks themselves .

Thanks in advance,

Steve Lucas.

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Re: Tangent PRR gon...

Mark
 

Sounds strange Steve. Mine went from the box to the adjustment track and then to mainline! Ran like a champ! First Tangent buy and best of offshore models so far!

Mark Morgan

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Subject: [STMFC] Tangent PRR gon...
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Date: Monday, October 18, 2010, 3:00 PM







 











Is it just the car that I purchased the other day, or do others have trouble with the wheelsets binding when rolling the car down straight (tangent) track? The wheelsets roll well in the trucks themselves .



Thanks in advance,

Steve Lucas.



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Re: Tangent PRR gon...

Randy Williamson
 

Steve,

Use the Kadee washers between the frame and the truck. I had those
problems also and corresponded with Tangent about. They work fine once
the washers are used.

Randy Williamson
www.prrfreight.com

Quoting Steve Lucas :

Is it just the car that I purchased the other day, or do others have
trouble with the wheelsets binding when rolling the car down straight
(tangent) track? The wheelsets roll well in the trucks themselves .

Thanks in advance,
Steve Lucas.

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Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

Bill Welch
 

Tim:

Surely you have noticed that on Saturdays there are a group of us running around in Hawaiian shirts. Mr. Jim Singer purchased a bunch of these one year and gifted them to his posse, Mark V., Stan R., etc and then it spread to a few more of us with a passion for freight cars (to keep us inside the rules of this list). Thank you to Dennis S. from Dr. D. and myself for keeping us young.

I have to go now. I am in a panic because I cannot find either of my shirts!

Bill Welch

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



--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@> wrote:


Hmmmmm. And what exactly distinguishes a "red shirt" from a "vest"
(as in: "vesties"). What is this costume/uniform theme all about?

Just wonderin'.

Tim O'Connor
The wearers of the red shirts tend to be younger than vesties, and probably have more hair; otherwise, not much.

Dennis


Tangent PRR gon...

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

Is it just the car that I purchased the other day, or do others have trouble with the wheelsets binding when rolling the car down straight (tangent) track? The wheelsets roll well in the trucks themselves .

Thanks in advance,
Steve Lucas.

Sent from my iPod


Re: research, index, db...

Tim O'Connor
 

Charlie

I concur. Digital bits take up very little space! Just use the
"descreen filter" on your scanner and put something dark behind
the page to limit bleed-through. And you can sell the magazines
at a flea market instead of throwing them out.

Tim O'Connor

Seems to me if you want to just save selected pages scanning would be more
efficient than having to file paper shreds.
Charlie Vlk


Re: research, index,db,yeah, steam era and freight cars, can this group

Charlie Vlk
 

Slicing and dicing is great if you know in advance what you might need 10-15 years from now..... if your interests are fixed and not subject to change cutting apart magazines does save space. But I find the advertisements to have some value as they often show products that can shed light on modeling / research projects.
Besides, I find myself interested in things related to the history of the Hobby.
Seems to me if you want to just save selected pages scanning would be more efficient than having to file paper shreds.
Hopefully Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman, etc.. will make this discussion moot by issuing searchable archival disks like Trains Magazine is doing for the first 70 years of publication.
I do agree that it is the information that is important, not the uncounted (so far... we're starting to pack for a long-distance move!!) pounds of paper and shelf space it takes up.
Charlie Vlk


Re: PS2 question

SamClarke
 

Frank,

Contact me off list at mail@... and I'll get you a list.


Sam Clarke
Kadee Quality Products


From: Frank Valoczy
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 6:22 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] PS2 question



Ed Hawkins wrote:

Frank,
A roster of twin PS-2s was published in Dec. 2003 Railmodel Journal,
roughly the time the Kadee model was introduced.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins
Went and checked, but my LHS didn't have that issue.

Would someone on the list happen to have one to sell, or perhaps be
willing to photocopy or scan (of course for some reimbursement).

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC


Re: RRED Shirt Day for STMFC at Naperville

soolinehistory <destorzek@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Hmmmmm. And what exactly distinguishes a "red shirt" from a "vest"
(as in: "vesties"). What is this costume/uniform theme all about?

Just wonderin'.

Tim O'Connor
The wearers of the red shirts tend to be younger than vesties, and probably have more hair; otherwise, not much.

Dennis


Re: NYC lettering question

SUVCWORR@...
 

Tony,

I don't have the info you are seeking but this site might help. I use it extensively for NYC info.

http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/nyc-resources.htm

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sun, Oct 17, 2010 10:12 pm
Subject: [STMFC] NYC lettering question


I'm starting to decal Sunshine kit 64.1, the NYC rebuilds of the
1916 auto cars. The Sunshine decals helpfully pair the rebuild dates
with the NYC lot numbers (to go with the emblem), but do not identify
car number groups to go with the lot numbers or rebuild dates. Does
this information exist anywhere? Sunshine provided only on oblique
photo of the car.

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@...
Publishers of books on railroad history



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Re: research, index,db,yeah, steam era and freight cars, can this group

ken_olson54022 <kwolson@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., Monk Alan <Alan.Monk@...> wrote:

My preferred solution to the great magazine indexing issue is to fillet the individual issues for the articles I want to keep for future reference and bin/recycle the rest.
That works wonderfully if your interests never change over your entire lifetime.
Certainly wouldn't work for me.......
:-{

Ken Olson

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