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Re: New Kadee car?

Ed Hawkins
 

On Feb 14, 2011, at 2:05 PM, lnbill wrote:

Yes those 14 railroads encompass about 10% of the Standard offset
twins ever built. Kadee chose to do a prototype variation that
eliminated doing the thousands upon thousands of cars owned by the L&N
and B&O. I won't be holding my breath they will do these.
Bill Welch
On Feb 14, 2011, at 1:46 PM, jim_mischke wrote:

Ed Hawkins has lobbied Kadee for a long time to tool up for
variations of their 50-ton open hopper. The ATSF hopper takes a minor
prototype hardware change (Wine door locks instead of Enterprise? ...
I forget now ... someone can speak up with specifics) from the basic
Kadee hopper offered before. If Kadee is warming up to variations,
maybe there are some more in the works. A B&O N-41/N-44 would be fun.
Bill and Jim,
To reply to Jim's message, Kadee offers Wine and Enterprise latch door
locks for their existing models. ATSF used Keystone Monoloc and Frisco
used Enterprise Type D.

Replying to Bill's message, I don't think it's valid to include B&O in
the statement as Jim has alluded to. The statement for L&N cars is
totally correct, and at present the Atlas model is the best HO-scale
model available to my knowledge to model at least a portion of the L&N
fleet of 50-ton AAR hoppers.

The B&O N-41 and N-44 hoppers that lacked Duryea underframes had sides
that match the Kadee model. What's required is tooling a pair of ends
with narrowly spaced vertical Z-sections that extend from the top
chords to the end sills. I realize this would be an expensive endeavor,
but we're talking about important B&O cars here! I guess it comes down
to tooling cost vs. sales potential.

The new ends applied to the existing Kadee model would account for
6,300 additional B&O prototype cars built from 1951 to 1960. Also by
adding these new ends to the Kadee model, I believe accurate models of
one series for LNE and P&S (and possibly CRP) could be offered. I still
haven't found a good end view of a CRP car (10001-10500, built 1944 by
Pressed Steel) to confirm how it was designed.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Re: LRX Image...

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Feb 14, 2011, at 11:28 AM, Matthew wrote:

Richard Hendrickson wrote:

On Feb 14, 2011, at 8:59 AM, MDelvec952@... wrote:

The DL&W added truss rods to some of this batch of reefers to
stiffen the sills, and this is clearly seen in the photo
Plausible but untrue, Mike. The cars were built by MDT at a time
when both MDT reefers and New York Central box cars were equipped
with shallow steel center sills to absorb draft and buff forces and
two truss rods under the center sills to support the center of the
car. I have several photos, including builder's shots, of cars with
this odd combination of steel center sills and truss rods.

Richard,

I might be mistaken, but LRX 7218 is one of a group of original
DL&W reefers, 7000-7299, built ACF, 1925. They were white with
black hardware when built, lettered DL&W, and did NOT sport truss
rods.

It was not until they were later transfered to MDT that they were
lettered LRX, and the truss rods were applied some time thereafter.
Matt, I lay no claim to be an expert on the DL&W, even less on their
reefers, but I based that statement on the fragmentary information I
have plus the photographic evidence. I have an in-service photo of
DL&W reefer 7026 which, though no built date is visible, has all the
distinctive features of a mid-'20s AC&F wood sheathed reefer, among
them a 40-ton-USRA-style deep fishbelly center sill. I have another
photo of LRX 7218, and it is a car of quite different design with a
shallow straight steel center sill and a pair of truss rods under the
center sill which appear to be part of the original underframe
design, as the center sill would have had insufficient vertical
stiffness without them. Truss rods would, of course, have been
unnecessary on the AC&F cars. So the 7000-7299 series appears to
have consisted of cars of at least two different designs.


Richard Hendrickson


Congratulations

daveinyuma <drdavecampbell@...>
 

Congrats to Clark Propst. VERY nice article about his technique for covered loads in this months RMC.

Dave Campbell


B&O Freight Car Brown, was Re: B&O Wagontop

Jim Mischke
 

Prior to 1945, B&O used a hand mixed paint with a ferrous oxide pigment on its boxcars and cabooses, calling the recipe "Freight Car Brown".

Ferrous oxide is basically aged rust, a brown hue with a reddish overtone.

A genuine B&O paint chip for this color has not emerged, and color photos of this paint in decent shape are rare. There is a newly painted wood M-15j in a Jack Delano Kodachrome image at Galewood in Chicago at the Library of Congress web site. I work from that.

This brown paint weathers quickly (rust paint on a rust prone steel boxcar) into a myriad of effects. Sometimes it feels quixotic to search for the original color when it doesn't last. Still, it would be good to start with some documented B&O practice, however elusive.

I am looking at Tamika military model paints for inspiration, their red-brown in particular, but will withhold judgement for the time being, consider it research in progress.



In 1945, B&O began to specify bright red oxide commercial paints for new cars and repairs. Ed Hawkin's ACF paint chip collection for B&O boxcar orders shows that this transition was not uniform nor timely. Photo evidence suggests some B&O car shops kept using freight car brown for years to paint repaired cars.

The best paint for this B&O bright red oxide is Scalecoat Oxide Red #2002. I will also use Floquil Zinc Chromate primer for variety.

--- In STMFC@..., O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Gentlemen, any idea of which model paints, if any out of the bottle best
match this " Alkali Resisting Brown" ?

On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 9:32 AM, Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@...> wrote:




On Jan 28, 2011, at 10:07 PM, rwitt_2000 wrote:

I believe the post-WWII "13 States" cars should be painted oxide red
not
the earlier dark brown. Maybe Ed Hawkins can find the bill of
materials
to verify the paint specifications for the 500 class M-58a built by
AC&F
in 1947 for the B&O.
Bob,
You are correct. According to the paint sample for the M-58A 50' box
cars built by AC&F in 10-47, the cars received Pittsburgh Synthetic
paint (an oxide shade). So the switch from brown to oxide red
occurred sometime between 12-41, when the M-55A/B box cars that
received "Alkali Resisting Brown" were built, and 10-47. This oxide
shade was similar to that used by ACL, CNW, L&N, UP and others during
the postwar years.

A portion of the M-60 and M-61 50' box cars built in 1951 received an
even lighter-brighter shade of oxide red, much like the color Western
Maryland used during the 1950s, while the balance received the same
oxide shade as the M-58A cars.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins

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Re: WTB Intermountail 40' Santa Fe Undec Reefer kit/found

Dennis Williams
 

Found one.  Thanks

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Subject: [STMFC] WTB Intermountail 40' Santa Fe Undec Reefer kit
To: STMFC@...
Date: Monday, February 14, 2011, 11:50 AM


 



Looking to buy 1 Intermountain Santa Fe reefer kit at a fir price. Please contact me off group. Tanks.
Dennis Williams
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Re: New Kadee car?

Bill Welch
 

Yes those 14 railroads encompass about 10% of the Standard offset twins ever built. Kadee chose to do a prototype variation that eliminated doing the thousands upon thousands of cars owned by the L&N and B&O. I won't be holding my breath they will do these.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "jim_mischke" <jmischke@...> wrote:


Ed Hawkins has lobbied Kadee for a long time to tool up for variations of their 50-ton open hopper. The ATSF hopper takes a minor prototype hardware change (Wine door locks instead of Enterprise? ... I forget now ... someone can speak up with specifics) from the basic Kadee hopper offered before. If Kadee is warming up to variations, maybe there are some more in the works. A B&O N-41/N-44 would be fun.

Manufacturers are drawn to multi-railroad prototypes like moths to light. For tooling economy, Kadee chose to produce a hopper variation with 14 road names. All smurfs except for Reading.

The future bodes well. Multi-roadname freight car product ideas not previously produced are getting scarce, and manufacturers are seriously considering one-road-name rolling stock in plastic. Unthinkable ten years ago.





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

Kadee has scheduled a May delivery date for one of its standard 50-ton
open-top 2-bay hoppers painted in box car red and decorated for ATSF road
number 78130. The car will come with Kadee's 2-piece, self-centering trucks and
be priced at $42.95.

Richard Bale
Read Model Railroad Hobbyist magaZine, its always FREE at
_www.model-railroad-hobbyist.com


In a message dated 2/12/2011 8:42:11 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
cepropst@ writes:




This morning at coffee one of the locals said Kadee just announced a 'new'
two bay ATSF hopper. Anybody know anything about it?

Clark Propst







Re: parts is parts (was B&O wagontop)

Jim Mischke
 

Wayne said:
" .... if all RTR or near-RTR cars could be easily disassembled enough to enable replacing the steel plate ....."



Fortunatly, the Chinese mostly use Crazy Glue to assemble the cars, which is fragile at cold temperatures. Stick your RTR car in the freezer for an hour, and bonded parts can then be persuaded with a knife to separate.

If the Chinese discover and use solvent, we are up the river without a paddle.

--- In STMFC@..., "lifeisgood_u2" <goodheart05@...> wrote:

For any manufactures watching this thread in addition to "Greedy Idiot Manufacturer" (I love it)and who still use steel plates to weight their cars, I would like to pile on with the free-rolling truck/magnetic uncoupler ramp interactions problem. This has become significant now that even some "average" trucks are so free-rolling. In addition to the fine points made in this thread it would be a significant contribution to the "fun" part of model railroading if all RTR or near-RTR cars could be easily disassembled enough to enable replacing the steel plate. Of course better yet would be to use a non-ferrous material in the first place.

Wayne


WTB Intermountail 40' Santa Fe Undec Reefer kit

Dennis Williams
 

Looking to buy 1 Intermountain Santa Fe reefer kit at a fir price. Please contact me off group. Tanks.
Dennis Williams
pennsy6200@...


Re: New Kadee car?

Jim Mischke
 

Ed Hawkins has lobbied Kadee for a long time to tool up for variations of their 50-ton open hopper. The ATSF hopper takes a minor prototype hardware change (Wine door locks instead of Enterprise? ... I forget now ... someone can speak up with specifics) from the basic Kadee hopper offered before. If Kadee is warming up to variations, maybe there are some more in the works. A B&O N-41/N-44 would be fun.

Manufacturers are drawn to multi-railroad prototypes like moths to light. For tooling economy, Kadee chose to produce a hopper variation with 14 road names. All smurfs except for Reading.

The future bodes well. Multi-roadname freight car product ideas not previously produced are getting scarce, and manufacturers are seriously considering one-road-name rolling stock in plastic. Unthinkable ten years ago.

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

Kadee has scheduled a May delivery date for one of its standard 50-ton
open-top 2-bay hoppers painted in box car red and decorated for ATSF road
number 78130. The car will come with Kadee's 2-piece, self-centering trucks and
be priced at $42.95.

Richard Bale
Read Model Railroad Hobbyist magaZine, its always FREE at
_www.model-railroad-hobbyist.com


In a message dated 2/12/2011 8:42:11 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
cepropst@... writes:




This morning at coffee one of the locals said Kadee just announced a 'new'
two bay ATSF hopper. Anybody know anything about it?

Clark Propst





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Re: Peacock hand brake... (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Are you guys talking about the freight car brake with (circular) handbrake
wheel, or the lever brake with the triangular perforated pump brake handle?

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Steve
Lucas
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 2:31 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Peacock hand brake...



I'm thinking that the Peacock ratchet handbrake looked somewhat like a
peacock? A small body holding the gearing, and an about two-foot long brake
lever attached to it. This brake is worked by ratcheting the lever
vertically.

I recall that this handbrake was standard on many GM GP-series locomotives.

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> , "Gene"
<bierglaeser@...> wrote:

The name Peacock came to the National Brake Co. (now Ellcan-National) with
the Champion brake. I have never been able to find the origin of the use of
Peacock in connection with hand brakes. I thought it might have been an
inventor's name but that doesn't seem to be the case. Does anyone out there
in cyberspace know the answer?

BTW, National put the Champion-Peacock 1148 (trade name Micro-Matic) into a
different housing so this particular hand brake - in terms of appearance - is
pretty much to the period 1937 to 1953.

Gene Green




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Re: Peacock hand brake...

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

I'm thinking that the Peacock ratchet handbrake looked somewhat like a peacock? A small body holding the gearing, and an about two-foot long brake lever attached to it. This brake is worked by ratcheting the lever vertically.

I recall that this handbrake was standard on many GM GP-series locomotives.

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@..., "Gene" <bierglaeser@...> wrote:

The name Peacock came to the National Brake Co. (now Ellcan-National) with the Champion brake. I have never been able to find the origin of the use of Peacock in connection with hand brakes. I thought it might have been an inventor's name but that doesn't seem to be the case. Does anyone out there in cyberspace know the answer?

BTW, National put the Champion-Peacock 1148 (trade name Micro-Matic) into a different housing so this particular hand brake - in terms of appearance - is pretty much to the period 1937 to 1953.

Gene Green


Re: LRX Image...

mforsyth127
 

Richard Hendrickson wrote:

On Feb 14, 2011, at 8:59 AM, MDelvec952@... wrote:

The DL&W added truss rods to some of this batch of reefers to
stiffen the sills, and this is clearly seen in the photo
Plausible but untrue, Mike. The cars were built by MDT at a time
when both MDT reefers and New York Central box cars were equipped
with shallow steel center sills to absorb draft and buff forces and
two truss rods under the center sills to support the center of the
car. I have several photos, including builder's shots, of cars with
this odd combination of steel center sills and truss rods.

Richard,

I might be mistaken, but LRX 7218 is one of a group of original DL&W reefers, 7000-7299, built ACF, 1925. They were white with black hardware when built, lettered DL&W, and did NOT sport truss rods.

It was not until they were later transfered to MDT that they were lettered LRX, and the truss rods were applied some time thereafter.

Matt Forsyth (former DL&W modeler)


Re: New Sunshine load kit (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

While I have only seen this done by individuals, there is a tremendous
opportunity to do dedicated cars in various steel services, that would make
wonderful kits. This would include diagonal plate loads for specific cars
(that could even be done on a "loads in"/"loads out" version); steel shapes
loads; steel coils, steel forgings that require depressed or well cars, and
others. I am hoping that the folks that do Martin's masters continue to
expand on these great loads, and maybe even some additional cars to carry
them!

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
charles slater
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 2:09 PM
To: STMFC List
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: New Sunshine load kit


There are two different mini kit steel loads.
F10a Ship Plate Load
F20 steel plate Load (new)
Charlie Slater



To: STMFC@...
From: timboconnor@...
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:21:27 -0500
Subject: [STMFC] Re: New Sunshine load kit






Jim, I noticed you are missing on the minikits page
http://www.sunshinekits.com/minikits.html -- or do you
ignore kits which are not listed, or no longer listed,
on the current price sheet?

G4 -- ingot iron load
G5 -- rail load w/ Scullin steel decals
G6 -- green marble load
G7 -- railroad yard scrap load
G10 -- aluminum ingots
G11 -- steel sheet, 7 nested sheets over 4x4 wood
J1 -- 1/2 cattle load
J2 -- 1/2 hogs load
H1 -- coal load
H2 -- crated machinery, 3 crates, tie downs, decals
H3 -- limestone load
H4 -- white sand load
K1 -- 1/64" chart tape (to simulate steel bands)

Also you show F.14 or F.15 (not sure which) as autoframe and
wallboard loads, but I have F.14 -- 46'1" covered wallboard load,
and F.15 -- 48'6" covered wallboard load. So there is some mixup
about the kit numbers for these. (Possibly Sunshine re-used the
same number for two kits?)

Have you tried to keep up with the decal offerings? I have tried but
I'm sure I have missed some of them:

x.x Esso herald for UTLX X-5 ICC 105 tank car
E.1 NC&StL yellow band (2 cars)
E.2 chalk marks ATSF
E.3 chalk marks SP
E.4 chalk marks Howe Truss boxcars
E.5 chalk marks 40 foot auto cars
E.6 chalk marks Southeastern boxcars
E.7 chalk marks Midwestern boxcars
E.8 chalk marks Northeastern boxcars
E.9 heralds B&O slogans and heralds
E.10 chalk marks 1932 ARA chalk marks
E.11 chalk marks Milwaukee ribside boxcars
E.12 chalk marks produce reefers
E.13 chalk marks PRR freight cars
E.14 chalk marks meat reefers
E.15 chalk marks Upper Midwest boxcars
E.16 chalk marks single sheathed boxcars
E.17 chalk marks Washington DC boxcars
E.19 chalk marks yellow
E.20 chalk marks Pacific Northwest
E.21 chalk marks Southwestern
E.22 chalk marks stock cars
E.23 chalk marks covered hoppers
E.24 chalk marks coal hoppers
E.25 chalk marks gondolas
E.26 chalk marks propane tank cars
E.x chalk marks McCoid box cars
E.51 Mid-Atlantic reweigh B&O C&O N&W PRR VIRG S&A RF&P SOU WM ERIE RDG CRR
E.52 Mid-Western reweigh C&EI MILW SOO C&NW RI PRR CB&Q ALTON
E.53 Western reweigh AT&SF SP UP SLSF CMO PRR
E.54 Northeastern reweigh D&H DL&W NYC NH ERIE LV P&E PMcK&Y MP P&LE IHB
E.55 Southwestern reweigh MP T&P SLSF MKT AT&SF SSW
E.56 Southeastern reweigh ACL SAL SOU G&F FGE C&G COFG L&N NC&STL L&A M&A
E.57 PacNorthwest reweigh GN WFEX FGEX NP MILW SOO CB&Q UP SP&S
E.58 PFE reweigh
E.59 black reweigh grey cars C&O SP NP RDG T&P B&O PRR SOU SOO P&LE IHB ATSF
MP CB&Q ERIE
E.151 ACF (various plants) builder logos
E.152 Pullman (various plants) builder logos
E.153 Pressed Steel Car builder logos
E.154 General American builder logos
E.155 Mt Vernon builder logos
E.156 Greenville Steel Car builder logos
E.157 Bethlehem Steel builder logos
E.100 placard & tag decals
E.101 3 color tank car placards for 4 cars

Thanks for keeping track of Sunshine -- there is a lot of stuff
to keep up with!

Tim O'Connor





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Caveats: NONE


Re: New Sunshine load kit

charles slater
 

There are two different mini kit steel loads.
F10a Ship Plate Load
F20 steel plate Load (new)
Charlie Slater



To: STMFC@...
From: timboconnor@...
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 19:21:27 -0500
Subject: [STMFC] Re: New Sunshine load kit






Jim, I noticed you are missing on the minikits page
http://www.sunshinekits.com/minikits.html -- or do you
ignore kits which are not listed, or no longer listed,
on the current price sheet?

G4 -- ingot iron load
G5 -- rail load w/ Scullin steel decals
G6 -- green marble load
G7 -- railroad yard scrap load
G10 -- aluminum ingots
G11 -- steel sheet, 7 nested sheets over 4x4 wood
J1 -- 1/2 cattle load
J2 -- 1/2 hogs load
H1 -- coal load
H2 -- crated machinery, 3 crates, tie downs, decals
H3 -- limestone load
H4 -- white sand load
K1 -- 1/64" chart tape (to simulate steel bands)

Also you show F.14 or F.15 (not sure which) as autoframe and
wallboard loads, but I have F.14 -- 46'1" covered wallboard load,
and F.15 -- 48'6" covered wallboard load. So there is some mixup
about the kit numbers for these. (Possibly Sunshine re-used the
same number for two kits?)

Have you tried to keep up with the decal offerings? I have tried but
I'm sure I have missed some of them:

x.x Esso herald for UTLX X-5 ICC 105 tank car
E.1 NC&StL yellow band (2 cars)
E.2 chalk marks ATSF
E.3 chalk marks SP
E.4 chalk marks Howe Truss boxcars
E.5 chalk marks 40 foot auto cars
E.6 chalk marks Southeastern boxcars
E.7 chalk marks Midwestern boxcars
E.8 chalk marks Northeastern boxcars
E.9 heralds B&O slogans and heralds
E.10 chalk marks 1932 ARA chalk marks
E.11 chalk marks Milwaukee ribside boxcars
E.12 chalk marks produce reefers
E.13 chalk marks PRR freight cars
E.14 chalk marks meat reefers
E.15 chalk marks Upper Midwest boxcars
E.16 chalk marks single sheathed boxcars
E.17 chalk marks Washington DC boxcars
E.19 chalk marks yellow
E.20 chalk marks Pacific Northwest
E.21 chalk marks Southwestern
E.22 chalk marks stock cars
E.23 chalk marks covered hoppers
E.24 chalk marks coal hoppers
E.25 chalk marks gondolas
E.26 chalk marks propane tank cars
E.x chalk marks McCoid box cars
E.51 Mid-Atlantic reweigh B&O C&O N&W PRR VIRG S&A RF&P SOU WM ERIE RDG CRR
E.52 Mid-Western reweigh C&EI MILW SOO C&NW RI PRR CB&Q ALTON
E.53 Western reweigh AT&SF SP UP SLSF CMO PRR
E.54 Northeastern reweigh D&H DL&W NYC NH ERIE LV P&E PMcK&Y MP P&LE IHB
E.55 Southwestern reweigh MP T&P SLSF MKT AT&SF SSW
E.56 Southeastern reweigh ACL SAL SOU G&F FGE C&G COFG L&N NC&STL L&A M&A
E.57 PacNorthwest reweigh GN WFEX FGEX NP MILW SOO CB&Q UP SP&S
E.58 PFE reweigh
E.59 black reweigh grey cars C&O SP NP RDG T&P B&O PRR SOU SOO P&LE IHB ATSF MP CB&Q ERIE
E.151 ACF (various plants) builder logos
E.152 Pullman (various plants) builder logos
E.153 Pressed Steel Car builder logos
E.154 General American builder logos
E.155 Mt Vernon builder logos
E.156 Greenville Steel Car builder logos
E.157 Bethlehem Steel builder logos
E.100 placard & tag decals
E.101 3 color tank car placards for 4 cars

Thanks for keeping track of Sunshine -- there is a lot of stuff
to keep up with!

Tim O'Connor


Re: LRX Image...

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Feb 14, 2011, at 8:59 AM, MDelvec952@... wrote:

The DL&W added truss rods to some of this batch of reefers to
stiffen the sills, and this is clearly seen in the photo
Plausible but untrue, Mike. The cars were built by MDT at a time
when both MDT reefers and New York Central box cars were equipped
with shallow steel center sills to absorb draft and buff forces and
two truss rods under the center sills to support the center of the
car. I have several photos, including builder's shots, of cars with
this odd combination of steel center sills and truss rods.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: PRR G32C Gon (UNCLASSIFIED)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Outside of the timeframe, but all G32C were chosen at random from G32 stocks,
so model and chose number based on photo...

Based on numbers, the G32/G32A was a significant gon for you STMFC-ers, so
you may want to bug your favorite resin makers...

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Charles Morrill
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 11:02 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] PRR G32C Gon



A friend has a PRR G32C gon model and needs some more info on the prototype.
What are the series numbers, when were they built, and by who?

Charlie





Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


Re: LRX Image...

MDelvec952
 

Glad you posted this image, Matt. I have a print of it, too.

The DL&W added truss rods to some of this batch of reefers to stiffen the sills, and this is clearly seen in the photo. In this era, many of these cars were yellow but some were still orange, which is tough to tell in this image.

....Mike Del Vecchio

-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew <mforsyth127@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Mon, Feb 14, 2011 10:54 am
Subject: [STMFC] Re: LRX Image...




Group,

A few days ago, a thread discussed the DL&W's "LRX" reporting marks. Took me some time, but I just got an image of LRX 7218 scanned, and posted to my website. I would have attempted to load it to my photo folder on STMFC, but it could take months (if not longer) to get that image approved! ;>)

This was given to me by Chuck Yungkurth, shows LRX 7218 in December of 1947. Shot was probably taken in the Binghamton, NY or Scranton PA area, and might be the work of the late Clarence Tharp. Here's a link for those interested.

http://mattforsyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/LRX-7218-December-1947.jpg

Thanks,

Matt Forsyth

Modeling the D&H Penn Division
Erie Jefferson Division
in "O" Scale, Summer 1952

http://mattforsyth.com/








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ADMIN: Re: Re: LRX Image...

mike brock <brockm@...>
 

Matt Forsyth writes:

A few days ago, a thread discussed the DL&W's "LRX" reporting marks. Took me some time, but I just got an image of LRX 7218 scanned, and posted to my website. I would have attempted to load it to my photo folder on STMFC, but it could take months (if not longer) to get that image approved! ;>)
In fact, it might take years...if the photo is not in the public domain. Note the Yahoogroup rule: Photos must be either in the public domain or copyright must be owned by the person uploading the photo to the archives.

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner


Re: New Sunshine load kit–NOT

Jim Hayes
 

I bought one in 2009 also. This is a different version.

Jim


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 3:11 AM, lnbill <fgexbill@...> wrote:



I purchased this kit at Naperville in 2009.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., Jim Hayes <jimhayes97225@...> wrote:

In addition to the tank car, there was a 2nd new kit at Timonium. With
thanks to my East Coast reporter, Tom Olsen, I've added its flyer to my
website.

The 2nd kit is a steel plate gondola load with the plates loaded
diagonally
vertical on a frame.
Look at the bottom of the Minikits page for kit F20 to view the flyer.

I know I'm going to want one when I go to Naperville this Fall, where
ever
Naperville is this year.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


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Re: LRX Image...

mforsyth127
 

Group,

A few days ago, a thread discussed the DL&W's "LRX" reporting marks. Took me some time, but I just got an image of LRX 7218 scanned, and posted to my website. I would have attempted to load it to my photo folder on STMFC, but it could take months (if not longer) to get that image approved! ;>)

This was given to me by Chuck Yungkurth, shows LRX 7218 in December of 1947. Shot was probably taken in the Binghamton, NY or Scranton PA area, and might be the work of the late Clarence Tharp. Here's a link for those interested.

http://mattforsyth.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/LRX-7218-December-1947.jpg

Thanks,


Matt Forsyth

Modeling the D&H Penn Division
Erie Jefferson Division
in "O" Scale, Summer 1952

http://mattforsyth.com/

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