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Blue Coal reference

Brian <cornbeltroute@...>
 

Not long ago, a thread here discussed the coloring of coal used for marketing, some decades ago. A few days ago, reading the book, "Everyday Life from Prohibition through World War II" (Marc McCutcheon), I came across this 1938 Mutual network excerpt from the radio crime program The Shadow:

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. . . opening announcement, The Shadow: "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows! [laughs]" Announcer: "Again, Blue Coal dealers present radio's strangest adventurer, the Shadow, mystery man who strikes terror into the very hearts of lawbreakers and criminals. . . . Today, Blue Coal brings you the Shadow's greatest adventure, 'The Silent Avenger.' . . .

The Shadow's exciting adventure begins in just a moment, but first, I'd like to remind you homeowners that right now, when Winter is changing into Spring, is the most treacherous time of all the year. But you can protect your family's health and save valuable dollars by burning Blue Coal. It's Pennsylvania's finest anthracite. Order a trial ton from your nearest Blue Coal dealer tomorrow.

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Thought some here might get a kick from this passage from the past.

Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa


Re: Baltimore and Ohio hopper cars...

Benjamin Hom
 

I wrote:
"As Rich Orr suggested, see my article in the May/June 2009 issue of The B&O
Modeler for more information on the B&O hopper fleet."

Trying to multitask too much at 0600 - correct issue is May/June *2006*. 
Apologies for any confusion.


Ben Hom


Re: Murphy

water.kresse@...
 

I believe we are talking about Peter Murphy the 1930s and later?



Advanced Goodle Patent Search under inventor?



Al Kresse

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rupert & Maureen" <gamlenz@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, April 2, 2011 11:18:12 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re:Murphy

About a month ago, there was a posting from Tony Thompson about "Murphy" with the comment -

As far as Richard Hendrickson and I have ever been able to determine, the term (Murphy) refers back to an invention of interlocking
metal parts which made the combination water-tight, or approximately so. Thus the term could be applied to any component which
employed that arrangement. One supposes that "Murphy" refers to the inventor, rather than to the well- known "Murphy's Law."

I've found a piece in the Railway Mechanical Engineer of 1916 referring to Charles Murphy, CB&Q's tin shop foreman at Aurora, who
had devised a new roof using steel sheets taken from the roofs of destroyed cars.  The article gave a description of how the roof
was constructed consisting of five parts: the roof sheets, transverse and center cover caps, eave flashings and the roof clips, with
crimped edges to interlock the pieces.

    The article comments that the roof was simple in construction, easy to make, flexible and waterproof.  It permitted a large
amount of wearing of the car without straining the sheets nor opening up holes for water to leak through.  There were no sharp
corners nor crevices to collect dirt and hold moisture.  Air could circulate freely to all parts of the sheets,  keeping them in a
dry state, and the sizes of the roof sheets and center cover caps were selected so that old roof sheets could be cut down, recrimped
and re-used.

Whether this is THE Murphy, I've no idea but if anyone wants a copy of the full article, contact me off list.

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ


Walthers 30' wood caboose with offset cupola

Bob Weston
 

Hi Guys!
Am I correct in assuming this model is based on a Haskell and Barker design? Have any drawings of this caboose ever been published in the model or prototype press? Prototype photos of similar cabooses show them with truss rods. Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Bob Weston


Re: Baltimore and Ohio hopper cars...

Benjamin Hom
 

Steve Lucas asked:
"I've been told on this list that B&O hopper cars had Duryea draft gear. What
online photos I can find confirm this, except for this car painted up as B&O
829839 on the Conway Scenic at North Conway, NH--

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2176474

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2190867

This car appears to have conventional draft gear.

Was this a B&O car, or is it a 12" = 1' reproduction using another road's car?"

Later classes of B&O offset hopper cars (N-41, N-44 twins; W-8, W-9 triples) did
not have Duryea cushion underframes.  However, in the case of this car, the car
number appears to be bogus as it doesn't fall inside any pre-1964 B&O hopper
number series.  The closest number series is 829300-829783, Class N-41a, 484
ex-LNE cars acquired in 1963.

As Rich Orr suggested, see my article in the May/June 2009 issue of The B&O
Modeler for more information on the B&O hopper fleet.


Ben Hom


Re: Baltimore and Ohio hopper cars...

SUVCWORR@...
 

See Ben Hom's article in the B&O Modeler Vol 2 No 3 May'June 2006 available from the B&O Historical Society on CD.

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sun, Apr 3, 2011 12:59 am
Subject: [STMFC] Baltimore and Ohio hopper cars...


I've been told on this list that B&O hopper cars had Duryea draft gear. What
online photos I can find confirm this, except for this car painted up as B&O
829839 on the Conway Scenic at North Conway, NH--

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2176474

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2190867

This car appears to have conventional draft gear.

Was this a B&O car, or is it a 12" = 1' reproduction using another road's car?

Steve Lucas.







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Baltimore and Ohio hopper cars...

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

I've been told on this list that B&O hopper cars had Duryea draft gear. What online photos I can find confirm this, except for this car painted up as B&O 829839 on the Conway Scenic at North Conway, NH--

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2176474

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2190867

This car appears to have conventional draft gear.

Was this a B&O car, or is it a 12" = 1' reproduction using another road's car?

Steve Lucas.


Re: Auto Haulers

Larry Wolohon
 

This is getting off topic but the early 1947 Fords were identical to the 1946's. This is per my copy of the 1941 - 48 Fords put out by the Early Ford V-8 Club. So these Ford are either 1946's or very early 1947's. The 1947's were a transitional year. The early 1947's were identical to the 1946's then they got the round parking lights under the headlights from trucks probably as a cost reduction, with no hood ornament. The last 1947's received hood ornaments like the 1948 Fords.

Larry Wolohon/owner of 1941 & 1948 Fords

----- Original Message -----
From: Rhbale@...
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, April 2, 2011 9:22:43 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Auto Haulers






You are looking at 1946 Fords. The rectangular parking lights inboard of
the headlights were the same in 1942 and 1946. As Richard Hendrickson has
pointed out, the 1947 Fords were virtually identical, except that the parking
lights became round and smaller, and were positioned just below the
headlights. The two short chrome strips on the trunk were also new for 1946 but I
don't know with certainty if they were continued in '47.

Richard Bale
( http://www.mrhmag.comIn a message dated 4/2/2011 11:31:55 A.M. Pacific
Daylight Time, rhendrickson@... writes: On Apr 2, 2011, at 7:00 AM,
Mark M wrote:> Found an interesting photo of a car hauler in the background
is a > host of freight cars.>> )

In a message dated 4/2/2011 11:31:55 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
rhendrickson@... writes:

On Apr 2, 2011, at 7:00 AM, Mark M wrote:

Found an interesting photo of a car hauler in the background is a
host of freight cars.

_ http://www.flickr.com/photos/brimen/5054484296/in/_
( http://www.flickr.com/photos/brimen/5054484296/in/ ) _
set-72157625100884778/lightbox/
Mark, just for the record, those are postwar Fords, probably '46
models or maybe the nearly identical '47s.

Richard Hendrickson

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

_ ( http://www.model-railroad-hobbyist.com/ )


Re: Steam era freight yards, take II

Jim Pickett
 

I hurriedly stitched them together for you. Forgive me for the liberty.

 
Jim Pickett







Tom Madden wrote: On Veterans Day 1960 I took a series of three shots of
the PRR Phillipsburg facilities from across the river just south of
Easton. A couple of years ago I assembled them into a panoramic view of
questionable quality - at least, as best as I could. When taking the
photos I neglected to overlap the left and center ones:

http://www.pullmanproject.com/Phillipsburg.jpg



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Re: Murphy

Rupert & Maureen <gamlenz@...>
 

About a month ago, there was a posting from Tony Thompson about "Murphy" with the comment -

As far as Richard Hendrickson and I have ever been able to determine, the term (Murphy) refers back to an invention of interlocking metal parts which made the combination water-tight, or approximately so. Thus the term could be applied to any component which employed that arrangement. One supposes that "Murphy" refers to the inventor, rather than to the well- known "Murphy's Law."

I've found a piece in the Railway Mechanical Engineer of 1916 referring to Charles Murphy, CB&Q's tin shop foreman at Aurora, who had devised a new roof using steel sheets taken from the roofs of destroyed cars. The article gave a description of how the roof was constructed consisting of five parts: the roof sheets, transverse and center cover caps, eave flashings and the roof clips, with crimped edges to interlock the pieces.

The article comments that the roof was simple in construction, easy to make, flexible and waterproof. It permitted a large amount of wearing of the car without straining the sheets nor opening up holes for water to leak through. There were no sharp corners nor crevices to collect dirt and hold moisture. Air could circulate freely to all parts of the sheets, keeping them in a dry state, and the sizes of the roof sheets and center cover caps were selected so that old roof sheets could be cut down, recrimped and re-used.

Whether this is THE Murphy, I've no idea but if anyone wants a copy of the full article, contact me off list.

Rupert Gamlen
Auckland NZ


Re: The B&O Modeler - March/April 2011

bdg1210 <Bruce_Griffin@...>
 

Group,

For full disclosure, the back issues are in the works and we were working to get caught up before now, but ran out of time. Bob's article, while not strictly prototypical, was so good, I could not hold it any longer. I had it last April, but could not get it published in time. I love the creativity and the great modeling.

Bill,

If you want more info and photos for the M-15-l or m, contact me directly and I can send some prototype and model photos (I have built about 10 of the F&C kits but have not had time to write it up). We would really appreciate you writing it up for us. The lack of prototype modeling articles is because we don't get enough of them. If anyone is willing to model and write, we are willing to assist with the research. The B&O HS Archives is always willing to help authors (non-memberrs included) with their work, just ask and give credit in your writing.

Regards,
Bruce Griffin
Summerfield, NC

--- In STMFC@..., bill davis <billcheri72@...> wrote:

Hi All,
After looking at the Mar Apr issue. The hopper looks like something to add to my project list.I like the early boxcar M-15 class wagon top cars too but most articles are about the M-53 class. I have the RPC on the wagon top cars.
BILL

--- On Sat, 4/2/11, moonmuln <jack.f.mullen@...> wrote:

From: moonmuln <jack.f.mullen@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: The B&O Modeler - March/April 2011
To: STMFC@...
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 10:47 AM







 









Ben, Bob Chapman, and all involved with B&O Modeler,



Thanks for your efforts producing this truly First class publication.



The timeliness of the material is evident.



Jack



--- In STMFC@..., Benjamin Hom <b.hom@> wrote:

Bill Davis asked:
"Just out of curiosity what happened to vol 7 #1??
did I miss it or was it skipped?"
Bill, the September/October 2010, November/December 2010, and January/February
2011 issues are still forthcoming and are in development.  We decided to publish
the latest issue under the March/April 2011 cover date based on the material
presented in the lead article.  Enjoy!
Ben Hom
Associate Editor, The B&O Modeler
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Re: Auto Haulers

Rhbale@...
 

You are looking at 1946 Fords. The rectangular parking lights inboard of
the headlights were the same in 1942 and 1946. As Richard Hendrickson has
pointed out, the 1947 Fords were virtually identical, except that the parking
lights became round and smaller, and were positioned just below the
headlights. The two short chrome strips on the trunk were also new for 1946 but I
don't know with certainty if they were continued in '47.

Richard Bale
(http://www.mrhmag.comIn a message dated 4/2/2011 11:31:55 A.M. Pacific
Daylight Time, rhendrickson@... writes: On Apr 2, 2011, at 7:00 AM,
Mark M wrote:> Found an interesting photo of a car hauler in the background
is a > host of freight cars.>> )

In a message dated 4/2/2011 11:31:55 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
rhendrickson@... writes:




On Apr 2, 2011, at 7:00 AM, Mark M wrote:

Found an interesting photo of a car hauler in the background is a
host of freight cars.





_http://www.flickr.com/photos/brimen/5054484296/in/_
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/brimen/5054484296/in/) _
set-72157625100884778/lightbox/
Mark, just for the record, those are postwar Fords, probably '46
models or maybe the nearly identical '47s.

Richard Hendrickson

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

_ (http://www.model-railroad-hobbyist.com/)


Re: Intermountain SP T&NO B-50-26 roof

WaltGCox@...
 

Thanks Jim & Ed, I found the doors I was looking for using your link. Walt

In a message dated 3/31/2011 10:23:50 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
hawk0621@... writes:





On Mar 31, 2011, at 8:48 PM, _WaltGCox@... (mailto:WaltGCox@...)
wrote:

I am looking for some wide seam doors and tried to Google" Southwest
models" but the closest hit was for a 737 wrapped in a decal of a
(female)
model. Would anyone have their website or more of the company name?
Walt,
Southwest Scale Productions at _http://www.southwestscale.com/_
(http://www.southwestscale.com/)
Ed Hawkins

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Re: Auto Haulers

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 2, 2011, at 7:00 AM, Mark M wrote:

Found an interesting photo of a car hauler in the background is a
host of freight cars.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brimen/5054484296/in/
set-72157625100884778/lightbox/
Mark, just for the record, those are postwar Fords, probably '46
models or maybe the nearly identical '47s.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Photos of latest Tahoe Model Works truck

brianleppert@att.net
 

I agree. I really wish Brian would have tooled dummy leaf springs that would fit over the coil springs (it looks like a peg sized to fit between the coils would give them a substantial mounting). That would make them useful on cabooses well after WWII.

How 'bout it Brian? Or, alternately, the same trucks with leaf instead of coil springs?

Dennis
Dennis, I don't have a MUD frame, so can't mold small parts. Doing the same truck but with leaf springs would be freelanced, and I don't want to do foobies--that gets too much criticism nowdays.

But Dennis, since you can do tooling and have a truck mold, why don't you do it? <vbg>

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV


Re: The B&O Modeler - March/April 2011

bill davis <billcheri72@...>
 

Hi All,
After looking at the Mar Apr issue. The hopper looks like something to add to my project list.I like the early boxcar M-15 class wagon top cars too but most articles are about the M-53 class. I have the RPC on the wagon top cars.
BILL

--- On Sat, 4/2/11, moonmuln <jack.f.mullen@...> wrote:

From: moonmuln <jack.f.mullen@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: The B&O Modeler - March/April 2011
To: STMFC@...
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 10:47 AM







 









Ben, Bob Chapman, and all involved with B&O Modeler,



Thanks for your efforts producing this truly First class publication.



The timeliness of the material is evident.



Jack



--- In STMFC@..., Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Bill Davis asked:
"Just out of curiosity what happened to vol 7 #1??
did I miss it or was it skipped?"
Bill, the September/October 2010, November/December 2010, and January/February
2011 issues are still forthcoming and are in development.  We decided to publish
the latest issue under the March/April 2011 cover date based on the material
presented in the lead article.  Enjoy!
Ben Hom
Associate Editor, The B&O Modeler
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Re: The B&O Modeler - March/April 2011

Jack Mullen
 

Ben, Bob Chapman, and all involved with B&O Modeler,

Thanks for your efforts producing this truly First class publication.

The timeliness of the material is evident.

Jack

--- In STMFC@..., Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Bill Davis asked:
"Just out of curiosity what happened to vol 7 #1??
did I miss it or was it skipped?"

Bill, the September/October 2010, November/December 2010, and January/February
2011 issues are still forthcoming and are in development.  We decided to publish
the latest issue under the March/April 2011 cover date based on the material
presented in the lead article.  Enjoy!


Ben Hom
Associate Editor, The B&O Modeler

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Re: Foreign Road Stock Cars

rwitt_2000
 

Douglas Harding wrote:

Randy I took a look at your website listing for
http://www.prrfreight.com/FW-8.htm



It opens in Firefox 3.6, but it was not until I opened it in Internet
Explorer that I realized all the blank boxes I saw in Firefox were
supposed
to contain information about times, locations, etc. And when clicking
on
underlined text while open in IE it took me to additional information
about
the stockpens, ie how many, etc. Not another table with blank boxes.
But I
was only able to see text using IE.



I tried it in Chrome as well, same results as in Firefox, the page
opens,
but the information is not there to be seen. Basically anything that
is in
black font in IE is not visible in Firefox or Chrome. Only the dark
red
underlined text is visible in the other browsers.



However if I click and scroll over the boxes, text will appear, but
disappears the minute I click anywhere on the page.



I tried this on two different computers, same results. Apparently your
choice of font or font color is not visible in other browsers.

===============================

A work-around is to copy and paste the web page into a word processing
document. All the text then can be viewed.
I did this on a Mac via Firefox (3.6.15) and Office 2004.

Bob Witt


Re: The B&O Modeler - March/April 2011

Benjamin Hom
 

Bill Davis asked:
"Just out of curiosity what happened to vol 7 #1??
did I miss it or was it skipped?"

Bill, the September/October 2010, November/December 2010, and January/February
2011 issues are still forthcoming and are in development.  We decided to publish
the latest issue under the March/April 2011 cover date based on the material
presented in the lead article.  Enjoy!


Ben Hom
Associate Editor, The B&O Modeler

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Re: The B&O Modeler - March/April 2011

bill davis <billcheri72@...>
 

Just out of curiosity what happened to vol 7 #1??
did I miss it or was it skipped?
BILL

--- On Sat, 4/2/11, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

From: Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Subject: [STMFC] The B&O Modeler - March/April 2011
To: Baltimore_and_Ohio@..., stmfc@...
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9:49 AM







 









The March/April 2011 issue of The B&O Modeler is posted at

http://borhs.org/ModelerMag/index.html

 

Articles include:

Modeling B&O’s Class N-0 Wagon Top Hopper (Bob Chapman)

Class N-0 Wagon Top Hopper Postscript: Class N-31 Covered Hopper and Class I-5a

Caboose (Ben Hom)

The Don Adams Collection - Some Models of Historic B&O Equipment (John

Teichmoeller)



Enjoy!



Ben Hom

Associate Editor, The B&O Modeler




















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