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Re: Scale Digital Caliper

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Andy Harman wrote:
I remember being fascinated that you could read down to an HO scale 1/4" or .001" on the other scale with a Vernier.
It is indeed fascinating and also incorrect. Try multiplying or dividing (the appropriate value) by 87.

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@...
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Re: Scale Digital Caliper

Andy Harman
 

At 09:32 PM 4/21/2011 -0000, you wrote:
Now we know how you got corrupted.
I remember being fascinated that you could read down to an HO scale 1/4" or
.001" on the other scale with a Vernier. But a dial is easier.

My PFM HO caliper maxes out at 45 feet which makes it pretty much limited
to steam era freight cars :-)

Andy


Re: Foreign Road Stock Cars

Bruce Smith
 

On Apr 21, 2011, at 4:43 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:
Here's a nice shot showing a PRR stock train in Altoona, 1951,
with... an MP stock car!

http://www.godfatherrails.com/photos/pv.asp?pid=268
Richard replied:
Tim, you've got to pay better attention. You missed the fact that
the car just ahead of the (mostly invisible) MoPac car was a
Milwaukee Road stock car.
Indeed, and neither is a surprise on a PRR stock train. More
interesting to me is the 3rd PRR car with what appears to be a black
(car cement?) roof and door.

Regards
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


Re: Foreign Road Stock Cars

Tim O'Connor
 

If you say so Richard. I knew it wasn't PRR (or MP) but I still
can't identify it, so I'll take your word for it. :-)

Tim O'Connor

http://www.godfatherrails.com/photos/pv.asp?pid=268
Tim, you've got to pay better attention. You missed the fact that
the car just ahead of the (mostly invisible) MoPac car was a
Milwaukee Road stock car.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Foreign Road Stock Cars

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 21, 2011, at 4:43 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Here's a nice shot showing a PRR stock train in Altoona, 1951,
with... an MP stock car!

http://www.godfatherrails.com/photos/pv.asp?pid=268
Tim, you've got to pay better attention. You missed the fact that
the car just ahead of the (mostly invisible) MoPac car was a
Milwaukee Road stock car.


Richard Hendrickson


Re: HPAX

naptownprr
 

Richard,

Do you know anything about Hunter Packing or what color the cars were (incl lettering)?

Jim

Quoting Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...>:

On Apr 21, 2011, at 1:57 PM, Jeff wrote:

All;
I was scanning through the archives on this list, looking for info on
42' wood reefers. I happened along on a few posts pertaining to the
HPAX ( Hunter Packing) wood cars.
Does anyone know if decals are available for this car?
Thank you;
Jeff Sankus
Jeff, I'm not aware of any decals, but Hunter leased both its 42'
and 37' RSMs from the Mather Stock Car Co. The 37' cars were
modeled by Red Caboose, and I believe at one time they issued kits
lettered for Hunter.

Richard Hendrickson





Re: Foreign Road Stock Cars

al_brown03
 

Nice shot indeed. I probably should know this, but what's the fourth car in the train, the one between the three PRR cars and the MP car?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

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

Here's a nice shot showing a PRR stock train in Altoona, 1951,
with... an MP stock car!

http://www.godfatherrails.com/photos/pv.asp?pid=268

Tim O'Connor


Mather decals

Richard Townsend
 

Can anyone suggest a source for decals for dimensional data and weight data for Mather reefers? I'm looking for something that is currently available (so no Champ, Walthers, or [sniff] Westerfield). I've name and reporting marks covered, but need to fill in the rest on a couple of cars.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: Foreign Road Stock Cars

Tim O'Connor
 

Here's a nice shot showing a PRR stock train in Altoona, 1951,
with... an MP stock car!

http://www.godfatherrails.com/photos/pv.asp?pid=268

Tim O'Connor


Re: HPAX

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 21, 2011, at 1:57 PM, Jeff wrote:

All;
I was scanning through the archives on this list, looking for info on
42' wood reefers. I happened along on a few posts pertaining to the
HPAX ( Hunter Packing) wood cars.
Does anyone know if decals are available for this car?
Thank you;
Jeff Sankus
Jeff, I'm not aware of any decals, but Hunter leased both its 42'
and 37' RSMs from the Mather Stock Car Co. The 37' cars were
modeled by Red Caboose, and I believe at one time they issued kits
lettered for Hunter.

Richard Hendrickson


Current Projects

gary laakso
 

I have 5 CB&Q/ C&S/FW&D XM-25/26 boxcars underway, 4 kits from Speedwitch and one from Sunset. Of course, 3 Great Northern 8 truss rod DS boxcars are ready for end brake gear installation and then to the paint shop. I have reduced my stash of these kits by Westerfield to only 12, LOL. Well, there could be a couple more of those kits in one of the stash areas....

gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
vasa0vasa@...

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Sent: 4/21/2011 4:24:32 PM
Subject: [STMFC] M&StL flat car with load



I just took a couple photos and put them in the photo section in a file with this email's subject title. Awaiting approval....

This is the car I was asking about the color a week or so ago.
The car is made from two Red Caboose 42' flat cars with an Evergreen scribed styrene deck.

I have documentation of this car number with a load of machinery.

I made the load similar to the gondola tarped loads in the Craftsman article, but only glued the tissue along the base edges and cut it off below the base when dry. Then I added 'boards' around the perimeter with two uprights that fit into the stake pocket openings. These hold the load on place on the car. The load can be removed for an empty move.

Clark Propst
What have you been working on?




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Re: Southern Low-side Gondola Info Needed

Paul Lyons
 

John,
Yes, Ted had the first sheet of the instructions as a short prototype data sheet with a really nice photo. Do you need me to scan and send it to you?
Paul Lyons

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From: John Golden <golden1014@...>
To: stmfc@...
Sent: Thu, Apr 21, 2011 8:49 am
Subject: [STMFC] Southern Low-side Gondola Info Needed




Gentlemen,

I'm preparing an article for the SCL Modeler magazine and was wondering if
anyone has information on the Southern low-side gondolas from the 1920s--the
prototypes popularized by the Speedwitch kit. Did Speedwitch provide a
prototype data sheet for that model?

Thanks,
John

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL

2011 St. Louis RPM Meet Info:
http://icg.home.mindspring.com/rpm/stlrpm2011.htm









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Re: Scale Digital Caliper

Jared Harper
 

Andy,
Now we know how you got corrupted.
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@..., "Andy Harman" <gsgondola@...> wrote:

I have one of the PFM vernier calipers that belonged to my dad, circa mid 1960s.


HPAX

Jeff Sankus
 

All;
I was scanning through the archives on this list, looking for info on
42' wood reefers. I happened along on a few posts pertaining to the HPAX ( Hunter Packing) wood cars.
Does anyone know if decals are available for this car?
Thank you;
Jeff Sankus


M&StL flat car with load

Clark Propst
 

I just took a couple photos and put them in the photo section in a file with this email's subject title. Awaiting approval....

This is the car I was asking about the color a week or so ago.
The car is made from two Red Caboose 42' flat cars with an Evergreen scribed styrene deck.

I have documentation of this car number with a load of machinery.

I made the load similar to the gondola tarped loads in the Craftsman article, but only glued the tissue along the base edges and cut it off below the base when dry. Then I added 'boards' around the perimeter with two uprights that fit into the stake pocket openings. These hold the load on place on the car. The load can be removed for an empty move.

Clark Propst
What have you been working on?


Re: Scale Digital Caliper

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Ed Ursem wrote:
Not being an Electrical Engineer, I would think that a Digital Caliper could be calibrated to read out in half inch increments on each scale. Thus reading as 1'- 3" or 1'- 3 1/2". I believe that . 002 is 1/2" in HO and .004 is 1/2" in O, or am I wrong?
Yep, way wrong. You can calculate it, you know.

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


Re: Scale Digital Caliper

soolinehistory <destorzek@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Ed" <nprybiged@...> wrote:


Not being an Electrical Engineer, I would think
that a Digital Caliper could be calibrated to
read out in half inch increments on each scale.
Thus reading as 1'- 3" or 1'- 3 1/2". I believe
that .002 is 1/2" in HO and .004 is 1/2" in O,
or am I wrong?

At any rate, I believe the calibration can be
done.

Your kidding, right? I would suggest you avail yourself of a pocket calculator before you start thinking about the programing of a measuring instrument.


Dennis


Scale Digital Caliper

Ed <nprybiged@...>
 

Not being an Electrical Engineer, I would think
that a Digital Caliper could be calibrated to
read out in half inch increments on each scale.
Thus reading as 1'- 3" or 1'- 3 1/2". I believe
that .002 is 1/2" in HO and .004 is 1/2" in O,
or am I wrong?

At any rate, I believe the calibration can be
done.

There were comments made earlier about battery
life. I noted that the Digital Calipers that
are offered by Micro Mark have an "ON - OFF"
switch, so that will prolong battery life.

Ed Ursem


Question regarding 40' B&LE Boxcars

bn2204
 

Hello Everyone,

I'm interested in doing one of the following 40' B&LE Boxcars as it would have appeared in the late 1970's utilizing a Speedwitch Media 1937 AAR Boxcar kit, but I need to confirm that the following are indeed rebuilt & renumbered B&LE 1937 AAR Boxcars. My hunch is that they are, but I have no evidence to back up any renumbering, or dates of rebuilds. I'm also looking for evidence that the cars retained the original roof if they were indeed rebuilt.

B&LE 81000 Series

http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=4151
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ble/ble81180acs.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ble/ble81310ary.jpg
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ble/ble81585.jpg

The Speedwitch Media Kit (B&LE 91000 Series)

http://www.speedwitch.com/Models/k112.htm

Thanks in Advance,

Darrall Swift - Colorado Springs
Modeling the BN/MILW in North Central Montana, Great Falls to Shelby, CiCirca: 1979


Re: NADX Express Frigicar Reefer

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 21, 2011, at 9:22 AM, rwitt_2000 wrote:

Anthony Thompson wrote:

This model is certainly an express refrigerator, and I've
never seen a "Frigicar" photo of this body style. My understanding of
the Frigicar history (without digging out sources) is that it was one
of several pioneer mechanical refrigeration schemes prior to WW II
which did not catch on. IIRC there was one or more sample cars out
there demonstrating the technology but to my knowledge no significant
orders were ever placed.
The photo stimulated the memory and I found a crude drawing of a
"Frigicar" in the Carstens Publication "Rolling Stock Plan Book" on
p.14. It illustrates a typical 40-ft wood reefer lettered as NADX
3004.
A Google search finds multiple listings for a poster with the same
drawing, which I assume was originally published in RMC.

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/90014589

This probably spending way too much time on a model, but reviewing the
photo of the model I could be convinced that this was a kit-bash with
pre-painted 40-ft reefer sides applied to a 50-ft express reefer
body as
there appears to be distinct splices in the side sheathing on either
side of the door.

Bob Witt
Let's stop; wasting our time on this one. The experimental
"Frigicars" apparently were a failure and disappeared shortly after
they were placed in service in 1929. They were 40' wood cars, and by
1931 the 3000-up numbers were part of a 150 car series of 36' meat
reefers. In any case there never was, even briefly, a "Frigicar"
express reefer, so the model is totally bogus.

Richard Hendrickson

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