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Wanted: Intermountain undec stock car kit 42999

Jim Hayes
 

I'm looking for an Intermountain 42999 UNDEC stock car kit.
42999 is the version with K brakes and ends with no toe holes.

Jim Hayes


Re: Santa Fe stock cars

tjcataldo
 

Pecos River Brass   steve for ho and  n  scale stock cars

     tom cataldo

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 2:42 PM, 'Steve Sandifer' steve.sandifer@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

I am an HO modeler, so I do not know what has been produced in other scales. I am trying to document everyone who has produced a “prototypical” Santa Fe stock car. Here is my current list. Can you add to it.

 

HO scale

SK-L, N, M, O, P – Westerfield

SK-M, O - Sunshine

SK-Q, R. S, T, U – Intermountain with reservations, Sunshine, Pecos River

SK-2, 3 – Westerfield

SK-4, Z – Sunshine

1990 Horse cars – Coach Yard, Nickel Plate Car Company, Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society

 

N Scale

SK-Q, R. S, T, U – Intermountain with reservations, Pecos River

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 




--
Thomas  j Cataldo


Re: NPS Steamtown Images - PRR X25 circa 1921

tbarney2004
 

And that the brake wheel was installed upside down on the shaft.

Tim Barney

On 8/23/2017 9:55 AM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] wrote:
Three other interesting, albeit small, details:

1.) The corner grab on the Latitudinal

2.) The large nuts used to hold the brake wheel to the brake shaft

3.) the Retainer valve in this photo and the low 3/4 shot clearly different that the RV's used in forties and fifties. Anyone know when these changed?

Bill Welch



Re: DRILLING INTO SOFT METAL

Ken Adams
 


Re: NOT FOR SISSY'S

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Estate sales can make these sometimes-hard-to find kits a drug on the market, so prices follow the inevitable rules of the open market. Surplus = lower prices. Lower prices move product.



Schuyler





If it is Bill Harris he has dropped his prices. Regarding Dennis' kits if you have never built one you owe it yourself to buy and build one. I don't know what a sissy is but the kits are a joy to build.



Bill Welch





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Re: NOT FOR SISSY'S

Bill Welch
 

If it is Bill Harris he has dropped his prices. Regarding Dennis' kits if you have never built one you owe it yourself to buy and build one. I don't know what a sissy is but the kits are a joy to build.

Bill Welch


Re: NOT FOR SISSY'S

Clark Cooper
 

Bill Harris. I think he was at the Collinsville RPM selling a bunch of estate kits.

-Clark Cooper

On Aug 26, 2017, at 9:56 PM, 'Dave Nelson' Lake_Muskoka@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


A large number of Dennis Storzek resin kits are on eBay right now, search for “NOT FOR SISSY'S”.

 

Don’t know seller.

 

Dave Nelson



St Louis San Francisco Sunshine Kit # 92.7

gary laakso
 

I started work on it and its kindred car, Sunshine Kit #45.6 today ( plus a  Sunshine Frisco flatcar with low sides and a Westerfield Milwaukee gondola).   Frisco painted #45.6 black, at least the metal parts on the side of the car were, including the side doors added to the USRA gondola body.  The wood on the sides of the car appear not to have been painted.   The Sunshine directions note that when the rebuilding program for the USRA gondolas started that the color of the cars was boxcar red and that during the period of the program the painting standards changed to black.  Were the steel bulge plate gondolas with the side doors, kit #92.7 painted red or black, as built? 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


NOT FOR SISSY'S

Dave Nelson
 

A large number of Dennis Storzek resin kits are on eBay right now, search for “NOT FOR SISSY'S”.

 

Don’t know seller.

 

Dave Nelson


Re: Santa Fe stock cars

Jack Mullen
 

Steve,
in O scale, SK-2 &-3, Rich Yoder Models, brass import in O and Proto-48.

Jack Mullen


Re: DRILLING INTO SOFT METAL

Nelson Moyer
 

Ken, either you have small hands or your gripping the drill too tightly, and pulling it up into your palm. I use a light fingered touch and twist the drill between my thumb and first two fingers just on and just below the first small circular band. This drill isn’t made to fit into your palm, but that’s a moot point since you shortened it. I found the original length provided support and control, and I’ve never found it uncomfortable. I have long fingers, so maybe that’s why I find it so comfortable to use. I don’t think your problem was the drill, but with your drilling technique.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 4:09 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: DRILLING INTO SOFT METAL

 

 

As a result of this conversation I ordered from Amazon what I thought was a pair of these twist drills. It turned out there were two per order. At the price it was not a problem as I am sure to find a use for more twist drills as I will no longer be changing bits as often.

 

Anyway, they arrived today and I immediately had to try them out.  

 

I don't have any smaller bits at the moment but they hold a #74 nicely. 

 

The stem is long and a bit uncomfortable. Like other comments I wish they had a ball or some sort of cap for rotating in the palm of the hand.  But there was an easy solution. I cut off about 1.5 inches of the stem using an Atlas track saw with the stem in a vise. I filed the new end with my usual big bastard file so it was even and not jagged. This gave the tool a workable length without impacting the bit holder.

 

Not having any extra wooden balls around to fit on top, I wound up using some plastic caps I had in my scrap box to create a rotatable cap for the handle.

 

As I don't seem to be able to post a picture to the Photos section of this group in a folder, I have created a folder in the files section and put a pair of pix showing the truncated drill and the rotating caps.

 

 

The "Drill for small bits 1" picture shows the original and my somewhat truncated version 

 

The "Drill for small bits 2" picture shows the plastic caps that go on the end and allow it to rotate in the palm of the hand while twisting the drill with your fingers. 

 

I tried one other experiment locking the new truncated drill into the jaws of a Fiskers manual rotary drill.  I didn't record this with a photo but it seems to work with the #74 drill and will speed up drilling all of those holes for grab irons..

 

Low tech but if anyone else wants to try it the investment is not too high.

 

best

 

Ken Adams


Santa Fe stock cars

Steve SANDIFER
 

I am an HO modeler, so I do not know what has been produced in other scales. I am trying to document everyone who has produced a “prototypical” Santa Fe stock car. Here is my current list. Can you add to it.

 

HO scale

SK-L, N, M, O, P – Westerfield

SK-M, O - Sunshine

SK-Q, R. S, T, U – Intermountain with reservations, Sunshine, Pecos River

SK-2, 3 – Westerfield

SK-4, Z – Sunshine

1990 Horse cars – Coach Yard, Nickel Plate Car Company, Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society

 

N Scale

SK-Q, R. S, T, U – Intermountain with reservations, Pecos River

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 


Re: DRILLING INTO SOFT METAL

Ken Adams
 

As a result of this conversation I ordered from Amazon what I thought was a pair of these twist drills. It turned out there were two per order. At the price it was not a problem as I am sure to find a use for more twist drills as I will no longer be changing bits as often.

Anyway, they arrived today and I immediately had to try them out.  

I don't have any smaller bits at the moment but they hold a #74 nicely. 

The stem is long and a bit uncomfortable. Like other comments I wish they had a ball or some sort of cap for rotating in the palm of the hand.  But there was an easy solution. I cut off about 1.5 inches of the stem using an Atlas track saw with the stem in a vise. I filed the new end with my usual big bastard file so it was even and not jagged. This gave the tool a workable length without impacting the bit holder.

Not having any extra wooden balls around to fit on top, I wound up using some plastic caps I had in my scrap box to create a rotatable cap for the handle.

As I don't seem to be able to post a picture to the Photos section of this group in a folder, I have created a folder in the files section and put a pair of pix showing the truncated drill and the rotating caps.


The "Drill for small bits 1" picture shows the original and my somewhat truncated version 

The "Drill for small bits 2" picture shows the plastic caps that go on the end and allow it to rotate in the palm of the hand while twisting the drill with your fingers. 

I tried one other experiment locking the new truncated drill into the jaws of a Fiskers manual rotary drill.  I didn't record this with a photo but it seems to work with the #74 drill and will speed up drilling all of those holes for grab irons..

Low tech but if anyone else wants to try it the investment is not too high.

best

Ken Adams


Re: PMcK&Y gondola

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Can you make out the date? '67?



Schuyler





Tim O'Connor wrote:


not a great photo, but it's a rare color image of one of these cars

http://www.ebay.com/itm/232440028446



I like the prominent boxcar red paint patch at car center, for the reservoir
servicing data. This is where you put it if the reservoir is partially or
entirely hidden.



Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA

2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
<http://www.signaturepress.com>

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Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: PMcK&Y gondola

Tony Thompson
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:

 

not a great photo, but it's a rare color image of one of these cars

http://www.ebay.com/itm/232440028446


I like the prominent boxcar red paint patch at car center, for the reservoir servicing data. This is where you put it if the reservoir is partially or entirely hidden.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






SOLD: Intermountain HO '37 AAR box car kits-undec

Andy Carlson
 

Gone. Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



From: "Andy Carlson midcentury@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC YahooGroup
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 11:11 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Intermountain HO '37 AAR box car kits-undec

 
Hello-
I have a fresh supply of Intermountain 1937 AAR 40' undecorated box car kits. IMRC # 40799. 10-0 IH with 6' single door opening.

I am selling these with an added roof--the Red Caboose Murphy rectangular panel roof.
Offered for $21, 1st class shipping included to the US.

OPTIONS:
If a CCS Viking roof is preferred, add another $1.50
If a "thin R"+3/4 IMRC end is preferred, add another $2
If a  "thin R"+3/4 IMRC end w/ poling pocket, add another $2

I accept checks and money orders. with a small fee, I also accept PayPal. If interested, contact me off-line (Please) at
Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



PMcK&Y gondola

Tim O'Connor
 

not a great photo, but it's a rare color image of one of these cars

http://www.ebay.com/itm/232440028446

Tim O'


Intermountain HO '37 AAR box car kits-undec

Andy Carlson
 

Hello-
I have a fresh supply of Intermountain 1937 AAR 40' undecorated box car kits. IMRC # 40799. 10-0 IH with 6' single door opening.

I am selling these with an added roof--the Red Caboose Murphy rectangular panel roof.
Offered for $21, 1st class shipping included to the US.

OPTIONS:
If a CCS Viking roof is preferred, add another $1.50
If a "thin R"+3/4 IMRC end is preferred, add another $2
If a  "thin R"+3/4 IMRC end w/ poling pocket, add another $2

I accept checks and money orders. with a small fee, I also accept PayPal. If interested, contact me off-line (Please) at
Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: 40' diagonal panel roof

Bill Welch
 

The IMWX, Branchline and InterMountain (w/easy modification to the top of the false ends) roofs are interchangeable. I purchased many IMWX roofs from Andy Carlson to use on the undec. Branchline and InterMountain kits I have for optimal appearance. I agree w/Andy that the IM diagonal panel roof is very nice.

Bill Welch


beautiful freight car photos

Schuyler Larrabee
 

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