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Re: RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Charlie Duckworth
 

Nelson 
Here’s the redone car….

--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


71-year old VINTAGE InterMountain HO Great Northern covered hopper on eBay

Steven D Johnson
 

I happened across this listing on eBay…It’s VINTAGE!

 

Geez!

 

Steve Johnson

 

 

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/195417254392?hash=item2d7fc6a9f8:g:yjEAAOSwZp5jTCPd

 

VINTAGE (1958) Intermountain HO Scale Great Northern 2-Bay Covered Hopper #73994

 

VINTAGE (1951) Intermountain HO Scale Great Northern 2-Bay Covered Hopper #73994

 

This car is in excellent condition for it's 71 yr age and ships "as-is"

 

Please review the pictures as they are part of the description.

 

Intermountain's website description listed the following details:

  • Ready to Run
  • Etched Metal Roofwalk
  • Formed Brass Wire Details
  • Road Name Specific Hatches
  • 33" Intermountain Metal Wheelsets
  • Metal Knuckle Couplers
  • Minimum Radius 18"

 


Russian Tanks!! Russian Tanks!!

Bob Chaparro
 

Russian Tanks!! Russian Tanks!!

No, I’m not Putin you on.

These are photos from the Ann Arbor District Library taken in 1946 and 1947.

The tank car bodies were acquired from supplies intended for the USSR during the World War Two.

They were converted into vacuum tanks for University of Michigan’s Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the Willow Run Laboratories.

The tanks were pumped free of air to create the vacuum which draws air through the supersonic wind tunnel. The air, which technicians sought to get up to speeds of 7,000 miles per hour, took only 15 seconds to pass through the tunnel.

https://aadl.org/sites/default/files/photos/N014_0031_002.jpg

https://aadl.org/sites/default/files/photos/N036_0685_004.jpg

https://aadl.org/sites/default/files/photos/N036_0685_005.jpg

Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Chuck Cover
 

I know that I may be in the minority, but I feel that a lot of models have over-done weathering.  Are ladder scuffs really that visible on most boxcars?  Do all galvanized roofs have large patches of bare metal showing?  Are all rivet lines darker/rusted and do they stand out from the rest of the boxcar side?  Maybe I am exaggerating somewhat but I feel that some prototype cars show some of these weathering details, however, I am not sure that most prototype cars show all of these details, as a lot of the models that I am seeing lately.  I don't mean to criticize any of the contributors as I am grateful to them sharing for their expertise.  I am constantly learning new and useful weathering techniques.  I do wonder, if we, as modelers, over-do it.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Re: RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Mansell Peter Hambly
 

You are, Mr. Duckworth, an inspiration !!

 

Mansell Peter Hambly

COQUITLAM, B.C.  CANADA

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Tony Thompson
Sent: October 17, 2022 2:51 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

 

Another good-looking car, Charlie! You really keep them coming.         Tony

 

 

 

 

 


Re: RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Tony Thompson
 

Charlie Duckworth wrote:

Good feedback; I’d had the scuff marks with the ladders but the Dullcote seemed to have faded them into the car side color. I’ll add them again. Agree to on your repack and reweigh I’ll make those areas more obvious.
With the stand-offs above the side framing, I wonder if the ladder scuffs would really be evident. And on my cars, I try for a whole range of prominence for reweigh and repack areas, depending on age, though the latter were a lot more frequent. If in doubt, the repack area is the more obvious.

Tony Thompson


Re: RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Scott H. Haycock
 

Great model Charlie!

I have one of these (from an undec. kit) to build. I'll use this image as a reference when I paint and weather mine.

Scott Haycock

On 10/17/2022 1:34 PM Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <worth51@...> wrote:


Here’s IM war emergency boxcar RTR. I went over the steel parts of the carbody with a wash of Vallejo grey black and then a Qtip dipped in 91% alcohol.  Went over the factory lettering with a sharp blade to distress it.  Roof was picked out with a mix of oils; sealed with Dullcote and then PanPastels went on the roof. After the pastels I went back a second time and picked out some other spots where the paint on the roof faked off.  Sides sealed with my Dullcote mix to blend it all together.  
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Tony Thompson
 

Another good-looking car, Charlie! You really keep them coming. Tony


Re: RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Charlie Duckworth
 

Nelson
Good feedback; I’d had the scuff marks with the ladders but the Dullcote seemed to have faded them into the car side color.  I’ll add them again. Agree to on your repack and reweigh I’ll make those areas more obvious. 

thanks. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Westerfield ORER's for sale

Tim O'Connor
 

For $10 each including postage in USA.

If interested contact me DIRECTLY timboconnor@...

I have the  1-1940, 7-1950, 1-1955, 1-1959, 1-1965 ORER scans from Westerfield.
These are on CD-ROM with JPEG or TIFF (1965 only) files for each page. Each page
is generally titled with the railroad or reporting marks applicable to that page. (All-In-One
printers often come with software that will convert a large collection of JPEG files into
a single PDF document, so you can do that too.)

What I did was to download the CD-ROM contents to my hard drive, which makes them
always available. Also the file names can be altered if desired (once on the hard drive), which
can make it easier to find stuff you want to remember. Of course I am keeping my hard
drive copies so I'm not losing anything. Just passing them on to someone who needs 'em :-)

I also have a 1975 ORER PDF document. I can share that for free via Dropbox (86 MB)
It is not OCR searchable, but it is pretty complete, and the 1975 edition has all of the railroads and
car owners in alphabetical order, which really helps speed up access.

Tim O'Connor
Sterling MA


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Nelson Moyer
 

Another winner. Board weathering, truck weathering, door shading, and roof with paint failure all stellar. The only improvements I can imagine would be kick scuffs on the ladders and maybe more obvious reweigh and repack stencils. Fine work all around.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth via groups.io
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2022 2:35 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

 

Here’s IM war emergency boxcar RTR. I went over the steel parts of the carbody with a wash of Vallejo grey black and then a Qtip dipped in 91% alcohol.  Went over the factory lettering with a sharp blade to distress it.  Roof was picked out with a mix of oils; sealed with Dullcote and then PanPastels went on the roof. After the pastels I went back a second time and picked out some other spots where the paint on the roof faked off.  Sides sealed with my Dullcote mix to blend it all together.  
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Ken Adams
 

Excellent treatment for RTR...
--
Ken Adams
Covid Variants may come and go but I choose to still live mostly in splendid Shelter In Place solitude
Location: About half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


RTR Intermountain War Emergency Nickel Plate boxcar

Charlie Duckworth
 

Here’s IM war emergency boxcar RTR. I went over the steel parts of the carbody with a wash of Vallejo grey black and then a Qtip dipped in 91% alcohol.  Went over the factory lettering with a sharp blade to distress it.  Roof was picked out with a mix of oils; sealed with Dullcote and then PanPastels went on the roof. After the pastels I went back a second time and picked out some other spots where the paint on the roof faked off.  Sides sealed with my Dullcote mix to blend it all together.  
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Photo: SP Livestock Car SP 71061 (1940)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: SP Livestock Car SP 71061 (1940)

A cropped Russell Lee photo from the Library of Congress.

Taken at Willcox, Arizona in 1940.

This is a Class S-40-10 livestock car.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup

 


Loading Trucks From Boxcars (1952)

Bob Chaparro
 

Loading Trucks From Boxcars (1952)

Photo from the National Archives:

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/234117171

On the link scroll to enlarge the photo.

Probably a team track.

Caption:

Trucks Loading from Railroad Cars at Eckington Freight Yards NE, Washington, DC

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: Half-Filled Boxcar (1935)

Ray Hutchison
 

OK.  So now we have single-sheathed boxcars, double-sheathed boxcars, and 1 1/2 sheathed boxcars!


Re: Tangent 1917 8k Radial Schemes

nyc3001 .
 

You could probably justify a UTLX car operating under PROCOR, a UTLX subsidiary that didn't use its own reporting marks on tank cars until 1962.

Tangent also released a car with CGTX lettering in one of their last runs that would work.

-Phil Lee


Tangent 1917 8k Radial Schemes

Gavin
 

I just saw Tangent's announcements and I'm curious if any companies operating in Canada for Oil possessed them. Near to where I model are Shell, British American and Imperial Oil properties and I would like a Tangent 8k tanker but looking for ways to justify it.


Re: Photo: Unloading PRR X31a boxcar 68932, Washington, DC

Dennis Storzek
 

On Mon, Oct 17, 2022 at 06:06 AM, Philip Dove wrote:
What is the difference between a skid and a pallet. I'm not doubting that you are correct but what tells you the load platform is not an integral part of the truck? 
When did corrugated cardboard boxes start to become commonly used. Was early corrugated card as good as the current stuff? 
By the time I came along they were synonymous, but I suspect Jack is older, so he may have heard the distinction. In the photo you can see the skid is separate from the truck because it has four bent steel legs, so it's free standing. However, with those tiny little feet you can't 'double stack' them on top of a lower level of freight; they'll crush right in, not that the truck has the capability to lift them that high. This is just one of many incremental steps toward the universal palletization of freight we see today, which is why I pointed it out.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Photo: Unloading PRR X31a boxcar 68932, Washington, DC

Kenneth Montero
 

From Produce Traffic & Trains by Jeff Wilson, p.58

"Fiberboard and coated cardboard began appearing in the 1930's and began to see wide us by the 1950's." It only speaks to the produce shipments.

Ken Montero

On 10/17/2022 7:06 AM Philip Dove <philipdove22@...> wrote:


What is the difference between a skid and a pallet. I'm not doubting that you are correct but what tells you the load platform is not an integral part of the truck? 
When did corrugated cardboard boxes start to become commonly used. Was early corrugated card as good as the current stuff? 

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