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Re: Sunshine Models Louisiana & Arkansas Howe Truss Boxcar

Paul Doggett
 

Charlie 

Another great looking car 

Paul Doggett


On 10 Sep 2022, at 13:31, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:



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Fenton
The water based oils dry a little faster than the traditional oils do but will still take a few days.  After they dry I airbrush a light coat of Dullcote to seal them.  The NOT&M car I’m currently working on has all the paint worn off and with the oils it easy to vary the colors on each panel. 
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Sunshine Models Louisiana & Arkansas Howe Truss Boxcar

Charlie Duckworth
 
Edited

Fenton
The water based oils dry a little faster than the traditional oils do but will still take a few days.  After they dry I airbrush a light coat of Dullcote to seal them.  The NOT&M car I’m currently working on has all the paint worn off and with the oils it easy to vary the colors on each panel. 
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Sunshine Models Louisiana & Arkansas Howe Truss Boxcar

O Fenton Wells
 

The roof looks good, I haven't tired oils but should as the results you have are quite nice
Fenton

On Sat, Sep 10, 2022 at 7:54 AM Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51=duck.com@groups.io> wrote:

Been exchanging emails with Ed Hawkins on the early use of galvanized roofs and the Hutchins DryLading steel roof and one called the Universal Type Hutchins roof used 1/16” steel galvanized panels.  Paint doesn’t adhere to galvanized steel so here’s my paint failure on the L&A Sunshine kit using water based oils.  I like to use these paints as they dry slowly allowing me to lightly dry brush over them - something you can’t easily do with enamels or acrylics.  

Mopac was a large owner of the Howe Truss design and Ive probably built 5-6 of Martin’s kits since he first released them.  I’m pleased with the weathered boards on the sides and just used the technique on an NOT&M boxcar I’m building.  

 

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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



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Sunshine Models Louisiana & Arkansas Howe Truss Boxcar

Charlie Duckworth
 

Been exchanging emails with Ed Hawkins on the early use of galvanized roofs and the Hutchins DryLading steel roof and one called the Universal Type Hutchins roof used 1/16” steel galvanized panels.  Paint doesn’t adhere to galvanized steel so here’s my paint failure on the L&A Sunshine kit using water based oils.  I like to use these paints as they dry slowly allowing me to lightly dry brush over them - something you can’t easily do with enamels or acrylics.  

Mopac was a large owner of the Howe Truss design and Ive probably built 5-6 of Martin’s kits since he first released them.  I’m pleased with the weathered boards on the sides and just used the technique on an NOT&M boxcar I’m building.  

 

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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


WESTERFIELD MODELS Newsletter, Vol 11, No 3, SEPT, 2022

dahminator68
 

Hello Steam Era Modeler:
 
We are pleased to announce that Westerfield Models is releasing an older Kit Series that has been out of production for a while and some new detail parts.

The #11000 Series Kit:  GKa/GKb 46 FT Battleship Gondola for N&W is now available again. 
The Kit body has been rebuilt with One-Piece body including frame.  The first high capacity gondola, N&W built 750 GKa cars numbered 100000-100749 in 1914 for use at its new Lamberts Point rotary dumper. The cars were successful and in 1916 and additional 1,000 cars of class GKb numbered 100750-101749 were built.  Pilcher Trucks available from Labelle Models.  Decal Set Available.
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Now also available are our new Detail Parts:

Our newest HO release is Etched Metal Ladders for Pennsylvania RR X23 SS Boxcars and R7 Refrigerator Cars.  These etched brass parts will allow the modeler to accurately replicate the metal ladders on these PRR cars.  The ladders are available in a five rung version and a six rung version that modern FGEX and NX R7 reefers used.  The assembly of the ladders is very simple, requiring the bending of the ladder side stiles, placing in the included assembly tool and securing the rungs with ACC.  Detailed instructions with photos are included.

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Re: C&EI Box Cars

Tim O'Connor
 


oops sorry I meant that to only go to Lee...

On 9/9/2022 12:38 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:


A few photos from the collection :-)

On 9/7/2022 5:27 PM, Lee Gautreaux wrote:
I have been working with some folks at the C&EI Railroad Historical Society to document their freight car fleet.  I have been working on their 30' and 40' box cars and have made significant progress.  I am still missing some renumbering and builder/build date info on some groups of cars.  If anyone can provide any assistance with this effort to fill in some gaps, I would appreciate it.

     http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/other_cars/cei_cars/cei_type/box/cei_box.htm

Lee A. Gautreaux - the RailGoat
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/

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Tim O'Connor


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: C&EI Box Cars

Tim O'Connor
 


A few photos from the collection :-)

On 9/7/2022 5:27 PM, Lee Gautreaux wrote:

I have been working with some folks at the C&EI Railroad Historical Society to document their freight car fleet.  I have been working on their 30' and 40' box cars and have made significant progress.  I am still missing some renumbering and builder/build date info on some groups of cars.  If anyone can provide any assistance with this effort to fill in some gaps, I would appreciate it.

     http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/other_cars/cei_cars/cei_type/box/cei_box.htm

Lee A. Gautreaux - the RailGoat
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Help identifying depressed center flat car

Alex Schneider
 

Thanks for the identification and the suggestions. Clearly the model prioritized fidelity to prototype over running qualities. If I leave the coupler box on I may impose restrictions on tight curves.

Alex Schneider

On Thu, Sep 8, 2022 at 10:13 PM, Hugh Guillaume via groups.io
<mguill1224@...> wrote:
Red Ball.  I would file away the pot metal to make room for a Kadee box.


Re: Help identifying depressed center flat car

 

Red Ball.  I would file away the pot metal to make room for a Kadee box.


Re: Help identifying depressed center flat car

Mark Vinski
 
Edited

You could mount a coupler like the brass steam engine makers did on the pilots. Take a long shank Kadee coupler, cut off the wide pivot hole part, drill a small hole for a pin through the coupler pocket and the coupler shank. If the shank extends far enough into the pocket you may be able to add some centering springs in there.

I think Red Ball made the kit.

Mark


Re: Help identifying depressed center flat car

Alex Schneider
 

No buffers. I just applied Erie lettering from a Champ decal set.

I am looking for a coupler with minimal side swing. If it doesn't center that is acceptable. A Kadee #4 is the only one I know that can fit through the coupler pocket. Not sure if McHenry makes anything better. 

Alex Schneider

On Thu, Sep 8, 2022 at 3:53 PM, Philip Dove
<philipdove22@...> wrote:
Are those buffets l can see? In which case it is probably a European car. Is there a Road name, is the lettering in English, American or a foreign language? 


Re: Help identifying depressed center flat car

Philip Dove
 

Are those buffets l can see? In which case it is probably a European car. Is there a Road name, is the lettering in English, American or a foreign language? 


Help identifying depressed center flat car

Alex Schneider
 

I would appreciate help identifying this car. The side and end frames are white metal and the decks are basswood.

If anyone has found a suitable coupler installation that would also be very useful. I would like to save the coupler pockets.

Thanks 




Alex Schneider


RPCYC #19 For Sale

Elliot Courtney
 

Looking to sell RPCYC #19 in perfect condition, $30 including shipping to you. Please email me off list.
Thanks!
Elliot Courtney


Re: Western Maryland hoppers-a Question

George Courtney
 

I looked at the Don Ball photo and sure enough, first glance, it seems half the cars are black.  But closer look reveals FCR colors on them.  Which reminded me, it does seem to me that red rusts to a black color and black rusts to a reddish hue.  Is there much agreement on this?  Anyone know why, if true?

George Courtney


C&EI Box Cars

Lee Gautreaux
 

I have been working with some folks at the C&EI Railroad Historical Society to document their freight car fleet.  I have been working on their 30' and 40' box cars and have made significant progress.  I am still missing some renumbering and builder/build date info on some groups of cars.  If anyone can provide any assistance with this effort to fill in some gaps, I would appreciate it.

     http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/other_cars/cei_cars/cei_type/box/cei_box.htm

Lee A. Gautreaux - the RailGoat
http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/


Re: Milwaukee Road End Door 50' Cars

Tim O'Connor
 

Todd

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 13 may be your best best (75 pages of coverage of the rib side cars)


On 9/7/2022 1:02 AM, Todd Horton via groups.io wrote:

While riding through Montana I spotted two told Milwaukee Road boxcars at a salvage business near Miles City Montana. One is an end door car 50' car. I asked Ed Hawkins about these and he is sure it's from the MILW 15500-15749 series of cars built in 1947. Does anyone have an inservice shot of these cars that shows the end door?

Todd Horton


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Milwaukee Road End Door 50' Cars

Todd Horton
 

While riding through Montana I spotted two told Milwaukee Road boxcars at a salvage business near Miles City Montana. One is an end door car 50' car. I asked Ed Hawkins about these and he is sure it's from the MILW 15500-15749 series of cars built in 1947. Does anyone have an inservice shot of these cars that shows the end door?

Todd Horton


Sunshine tractor load kit

Joseph
 

For Sale
$75 
Complete

Mstl852 at g mail . Com


Photo Help - SLSF 151000-series Auto Car

golden1014
 

Gents,

Well, I need your help again.  I'm building up a old Sunshine kit, the Frisco composite auto car, 151000-sereis car with steel doors and 3-3-3 ends.  Unfortunately, the instructions don't include any prototype photos.  It's unclear where some of the grabs and detail parts should be placed.  Does anyone have any photos of these obscure cars you could send along?  I've looked everywhere online and found nothing.  Thanks in advance for your help!

John Golde
O'Fallon, IL

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