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Re: Wooden Box Cars with Peaked End Sheathing

Charles Greene
 

I should have been a little clearer in my description. As you can see in the drawing, the sheathing actually forms a peak just under the actual peak of the roof. Fascia board follows that peak shape, as you can see in the drawing.

           -Chuck


Wooden Box Cars with Peaked End Sheathing

Charles Greene
 

Does anybody have, or can anyone direct me to, photo(s) of wood box cars where the end sheathing (tongue and groove I presume) runs all the way to the peak of the car? Photos I've found so far of wood-sheathed box cars are those where the end sheathing stops at a horizontal line running from one side to the other. From that line to the peak is fascia board. I've attached a photo of a kit drawing that illustrates this type of construction. From research I've done so far, such cars may have been built in the late 19th century. I'd like to decal the model I'm assembling with a historically-correct road name consistent with the period when such cars were built.  

            -Chuck 


Re: Help with instructions for Sunshine Kit #46.17 Swift 40' steel reefer car

O Fenton Wells
 

Sorry Chuck I have the older Swift 24.
Fenton 


On Jan 20, 2022, at 6:18 PM, O Fenton Wells via groups.io <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Chuck I’ll check I think I may have what you want 
Fenton 


On Jan 20, 2022, at 6:12 PM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:

Hi group,

I am looking for the instructions and prototype data sheet for Sunshine Kit #46.17, Swift steel 40' reefer car, 1949 red and white decals.  If you can help me, please contact me off list.  I appreciate your help.

Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Re: Help with instructions for Sunshine Kit #46.17 Swift 40' steel reefer car

O Fenton Wells
 

Chuck I’ll check I think I may have what you want 
Fenton 


On Jan 20, 2022, at 6:12 PM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:

Hi group,

I am looking for the instructions and prototype data sheet for Sunshine Kit #46.17, Swift steel 40' reefer car, 1949 red and white decals.  If you can help me, please contact me off list.  I appreciate your help.

Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Help with instructions for Sunshine Kit #46.17 Swift 40' steel reefer car

Chuck Cover
 

Hi group,

I am looking for the instructions and prototype data sheet for Sunshine Kit #46.17, Swift steel 40' reefer car, 1949 red and white decals.  If you can help me, please contact me off list.  I appreciate your help.

Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Re: Manifest of lading

Robert G P
 

Thats right Tony, by manifest I meant non professional lists of what would in actuality be waybills. 

Looking forward to your blog!

Thanks,
Bob

On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 4:20 PM Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:
Robert G P wrote:

One of my hobbies within this hobby is creating manifest of freight trains where I imagine lading and origin/destination of the car. 
Is there anyone who can point me where I can find original manifest with lading included or could add photos to the group?

Bob, you probably mean “waybills," not manifests. My blog contains lots of examples of both prototype and model waybills. Here are just two you might enjoy.



Tony Thompson





Re: Manifest of lading

Tony Thompson
 

Robert G P wrote:

One of my hobbies within this hobby is creating manifest of freight trains where I imagine lading and origin/destination of the car. 
Is there anyone who can point me where I can find original manifest with lading included or could add photos to the group?

Bob, you probably mean “waybills," not manifests. My blog contains lots of examples of both prototype and model waybills. Here are just two you might enjoy.



Tony Thompson





Manifest of lading

Robert G P
 

Hello all,

One of my hobbies within this hobby is creating manifest of freight trains where I imagine lading and origin/destination of the car. 

Is there anyone who can point me where I can find original manifest with lading included or could add photos to the group?

Always looking for inspiration.

Thanks,
Bob


Santa Fe Automobile/Furniture Boxcar 63228 (Fe-P)

Bob Chaparro
 

Santa Fe Automobile/Furniture Boxcar 63228 (Fe-P)

Photo from the San Francisco Public Library.

Taken in 1940 at the Hills Brothers coffee warehouse in San Francisco.

The Class Fe-P cars were built in 1923 by Pullman-Standard. These were door-and-a-half cars.

There were several number series for these cars and due to modifications, those equipped with auto racks were reclassified to Fe-T.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Indianapolis RPM Rooms

Chris Barkan
 

I had missed (or forgotten about) this so thanks for the reminder Bill.  Here is the link to the event:   https://www.rpmconference.com/index.php/2021/08/12/announcing-rpm-conference-at-indy-junction-2022/
In addition to the main page, there are tabs for Registration, Presenters & FOTFC Dinner, & Hotel Reservation.
--
Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL


Indianapolis RPM Rooms

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I have just booked a room at the Marriot East in Indianapolis.  I think! (On.line bookings are always a challenge.)  In any event it looks like more rooms have opened up.

Bill Pardie



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Re: Photo: ATSF Boxcar 126439 (Bx-12)

Robert kirkham
 

I wish they were larger format images.  In any eve, the photos allow some zooming in - and it makes me ask a question: do the car ends of the two cars look different?  To my eye, the corrugation pattern is not the same.  I’m curious to see a clearer view of the end of that more distant car.  Or the end of another car from the same purchase.

Rob 

On Jan 19, 2022, at 6:16 PM, Fred Swanson via groups.io <fredswanson@...> wrote:



Re: Photo: ATSF Boxcar 126439 (Bx-12)

Fred Swanson
 


Re: West India Fruit Company Boxcars

Robert G P
 

That last paragraph answers a longtime Q of mine. I wonder what cars were left down there, and if any survive today?

Thanks again,
Bob

On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 8:26 PM Robert G P <bobgp5109@...> wrote:
Thank you guys so much for the extra info! I love the histories of the Vessels themselves! 

-Bob G.P

On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 7:45 PM ed_mines via groups.io <ed_mines=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Ted Cullotta offers a kit for the Erie cars you mentioned and there's a photo of one of these cars with WIF markings in one of his books.
Attached photos are from fallen flags.


Re: West India Fruit Company Boxcars

Robert G P
 

Thank you guys so much for the extra info! I love the histories of the Vessels themselves! 

-Bob G.P

On Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 7:45 PM ed_mines via groups.io <ed_mines=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Ted Cullotta offers a kit for the Erie cars you mentioned and there's a photo of one of these cars with WIF markings in one of his books.
Attached photos are from fallen flags.


Re: West India Fruit Company Boxcars

ed_mines
 

Ted Cullotta offers a kit for the Erie cars you mentioned and there's a photo of one of these cars with WIF markings in one of his books.
Attached photos are from fallen flags.


Re: Photo: UP Gondola 63960 In Discharge Mode (1922)

Tim O'Connor
 


So... you want to contact a vendor, but you don't want to use the method they have chosen for contact?

It's hard to help those who can't help themselves.

https://www.facebook.com/bonsallscalecarshops/


On 1/19/2022 3:30 PM, Clarence Zink wrote:
Bonsall Scale Car Shops seems to have disappeared off eBay.  And I do not do Farce Book.

Is there any other way to contact these folks?  A regular website, or some other vendor?  I'm in need of a couple of the UCR drop bottom gondolas that Bonsall evidently used to make.

My reference is this car, UCR 20843.  The clip is from the Utah State Historical Society collection, taken in 1957 at Keetley, Utah:


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


St. Louis-San Francisco composite gondola 85374

Lester Breuer
 

I have upgraded a Walthers St. Louis-San Francisco (SL-SF) composite gondola 85374.  If you are interested in the upgrade of this gondola including install of resin cast corrugated ends, wire grabs, underbody details, etc.  Photos and writeup of the upgrade process including detail parts installed, painting and weathering are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

 

Lester Breuer


Re: Photo: UP Gondola 63960 In Discharge Mode (1922)

Clarence Zink
 

Bonsall Scale Car Shops seems to have disappeared off eBay.  And I do not do Farce Book.

Is there any other way to contact these folks?  A regular website, or some other vendor?  I'm in need of a couple of the UCR drop bottom gondolas that Bonsall evidently used to make.

My reference is this car, UCR 20843.  The clip is from the Utah State Historical Society collection, taken in 1957 at Keetley, Utah:


These cars are listed in the 1960 ORER


Re: Shell tankcar for my Quincy-model-RR

Ken Adams
 

A 1940's or earlier Standard Tank Car 10,000 gal. single dome would be a nice addition to either resin kits or plastic kits or RTR. 

Would triple dome cars be used for delivering gasoline to smaller distributors with a different octane grade in each tank section? Different grades of heating oil? Particularly to a location like Quincy, California up in the northern Sierras. 

One of these days I need to get back into the box of SP O-13 12,500 gal. cars I was bashing from old Athearn cars. 
--
Ken Adams
Omicron may come and go but I still live in splendid Shelter In Place solitude
Location: About half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io

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