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Re: Chicago Western Avenue CC&IC/ CB&Q Crossing

Charlie Vlk
 

Roy
I have the book and there are some shots in it where I look at them trying to will the photographer to turn around and show us a different shot!!!
Thanks
Charlie Vlk


On Aug 31, 2016, at 3:17 PM, roy wojahn zuch2rew@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Upon looking at the book "The Pennsy in Chicago", I found one long distant shot of the Western Avenue area you speak of.  Unfortunately, it is post WW-2, since in the distance, the CB&Q is shown as an overcrossing.  It is on page 130, if you are interested.  I don't think that's what you are looking for.

Roy Wojahn



Re: a new WDHS movie

Bill Welch
 

Really great. Unusual however in that most photographers in that era would stop shooting when the freight cars came into view. The man that shot this footage obviously loved freight cars as much as the locomotives. Wish there had been more like him.

Bill Welch


a new WDHS movie

Allen Montgomery <sandbear75@...>
 

I went back in time and took some footage of my layout in the 30's. I thought you might like this, as there isn't a diesel in sight.
Allen Montgomery
WDHS




Re: PHOTO HELP NEEDED II

Bill Welch
 

It is not the same mechanism as in the Speedwitch kit which is visible in a couple of photos in the instructions but not sharply or clearly. The kit's version models a geared mechanism.

Bill Welch


Re: Chicago Western Avenue CC&IC/ CB&Q Crossing

roy wojahn
 

Upon looking at the book "The Pennsy in Chicago", I found one long distant shot of the Western Avenue area you speak of.  Unfortunately, it is post WW-2, since in the distance, the CB&Q is shown as an overcrossing.  It is on page 130, if you are interested.  I don't think that's what you are looking for.

Roy Wojahn



Re: PHOTO HELP NEEDED II

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Bill,

A builder's photo of an A-50-4 found on page 53 of Tony's book. It is a 3/4 view, but does show the brake mechanism. You might look on page 59 at an end view of an A-50-5, which seems to have the same arrangement. It is just a stirrup-shaped bracket that holds the end of the brake staff, though when viewed from the side it has a gentle curve away from the car.

Tichy's brake set has two similar pieces, but without the curve. I just looked in my parts bins and found a really nice Grandt piece in O-scale (still rather straight), probably from a D&RGW narrow gauge brake set of some sort. Perhaps it was also done in HO.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


On 8/31/16 3:11 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE PARDIEW001@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

Good Morning And Apologies:

Tony Thompson was right (As Always) the Texas And New Orleans did not have an A-50-14 car. I have to blame my error on my lack of computer skills. I don't know where the 1
came from but the car class should have been A-50-4. My request for a "B" end photo was prompted by my desire for a better view of the housing at the bottom of the brake staff.
The two photos of car #39622 in the kit's instructions clearly show that this setup was used on these cars, however, a full end view shot would give a better view of this devise.
Bill Welch had questioned this in a post a while back and then again in a post earlier this week. We both would like to do this fixture correctly.

Thanks again for any help.

Bill Pardie



PHOTO HELP NEEDED II

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Good Morning And Apologies:

Tony Thompson was right (As Always) the Texas And New Orleans did not have an A-50-14 car. I have to blame my error on my lack of computer skills. I don't know where the 1
came from but the car class should have been A-50-4. My request for a "B" end photo was prompted by my desire for a better view of the housing at the bottom of the brake staff.
The two photos of car #39622 in the kit's instructions clearly show that this setup was used on these cars, however, a full end view shot would give a better view of this devise.
Bill Welch had questioned this in a post a while back and then again in a post earlier this week. We both would like to do this fixture correctly.

Thanks again for any help.

Bill Pardie


Sunshine Kit #78.1

Ken Soroos
 

Has anyone completed a model based on Sunshine Models Kit #78.1, a Soo Line (W.C.) boxcar with wood doors and Murphy ends?
If so, I’d like to use a photo in a presentation. Please contact me off list with information. Thanks!

Ken Soroos


Re: Chicago Western Avenue CC&IC/ CB&Q Crossing

Dave Sarther
 

Charlie,

I am away from home and my library for a week.  If you have access to Ed DeRouin's Pennsy book about the Chicago area you may find something in there to help you.

Later,  Dave Sarther


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Charlie Vlk' cvlk@... [STMFC]
To: STMFC ; PRR-Modeling <PRR-Modeling@...>; PRRPro
Sent: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 2:58 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Chicago Western Avenue CC&IC/ CB&Q Crossing

 
Does anyone have PRR photos of the area of the CB&Q / Panhandle crossing at Western Avenue?  
I would especially love to have an image of the station that once was at grade level in the southwest quadrant of the crossing.
Any scans of photos in the area, pre-or-post track elevation would be much appreciated.  I am working on the history of the Aurora-Chicago line of the CB&Q and photos of this area are few and far between because of the Chicago Fire and later CB&Q Headquarters fire.
Than k you,
Charlie Vlk


Mike Brock out there?

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Mike;

Could you please contact me off-list? I am having trouble with e-mail.

Thanks!

Elden Gatwood


Focus on Freight Cars Vols. Five and Six

Ted Culotta
 

Focus on Freight Cars, Volume Five will be delivered today and orders will ship beginning tomorrow (they don't usually deliver until about 4:30 PM, unfortunately).

I am also happy to announce Focus on Freight Cars, Volume Six: Refrigerator Cars 2 is available for pre-order, with the same discounted price we have been offering on previous volumes (through Sept. 10). This volume highlights the cars of the Santa Fe Refrigerator Despatch and Merchants Refrigerator Despatch, including Dry-Ice Refrigerator Line. For details, click here.

Thanks again for all the support.

Cheers,
Ted


"B" End of SP/TN&O A50-4 and Speedwitch Kit #k118

Bill Welch
 

What Bill Pardie and I are seeking is how to build the Photo-etched Geared Brake mechanism included in the Speedwitch kit #K118. Perhaps it was used on other SP/TN&O cars of the era or by other RRs.


OR maybe someone was better at understanding how to build this pesky assembly and can help us about how to build it.


Bill Welch

 


Re: SEEKING PHOTO HELP

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Bill,

Did you look in Tony's SOUTHERN PACIFIC FREIGHT CARS, v. 3? See page 113 for side and B-end builder's photos.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 8/30/16 9:47 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE PARDIEW001@... [STMFC] wrote:
 


I am looking for a photo of the "B" end of a Texas And New Orleans A-50-14 auto car. Hopefully
someone willhave one ofr can nudge me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance:

Bill Pardie



Re: SEEKING PHOTO HELP

Tony Thompson
 

Bill Pardie wrote:

 

I am looking for a photo of the "B" end of a Texas And New Orleans A-50-14 auto car. Hopefully
someone willhave one ofr can nudge me in the right direction.


      Actually, Bill, there aren't any such photos. All 500 cars of the class were built for SP (Pacific Lines).

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






SEEKING PHOTO HELP

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I am looking for a photo of the "B" end of a Texas And New Orleans A-50-14 auto car. Hopefully
someone willhave one ofr can nudge me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance:

Bill Pardie


Chicago Western Avenue CC&IC/ CB&Q Crossing

Charlie Vlk
 

Does anyone have PRR photos of the area of the CB&Q / Panhandle crossing at Western Avenue?  

I would especially love to have an image of the station that once was at grade level in the southwest quadrant of the crossing.

Any scans of photos in the area, pre-or-post track elevation would be much appreciated.  I am working on the history of the Aurora-Chicago line of the CB&Q and photos of this area are few and far between because of the Chicago Fire and later CB&Q Headquarters fire.

Thank you,

Charlie Vlk


Re: BUILDING YARMOUTH LADDERS

Paul Doggett <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

Try Tamiya bending pliers to fold the stiles and solder paste.

On Tue, 30 Aug, 2016 at 20:00, WILLIAM PARDIE PARDIEW001@... [STMFC]
 


When Pierre came out with his etched ladders i thought that this was the greatest advancement in freight car modeing since the ;088 wheel sets and the #178 couplers.
I bought a bunch and set them aside. Several cars in my pipeline are reaching the Ladder stage so I bought them out last week. I quickly mastered the bending of the styles
and had them ready to go. Sunday was to be Ladder day. It was less than stellar. I struggles with assemblyfor about three hours and would up with a bunch of distorted
styles and bent hand grabs. Not a single ladder. I closed down and went to the beach.

While sitting there I pondered my problem. I had pre tinned the backs of tghe stles for soldering. The problem was in holding things together. Obviously a jig was needed.
It had to be one that held the full length of the style so that it would not flop around and bend during assembly. Yesterday I tried again and had a little better success.
I have not as yet built a jig. Although I am confident that I will eventually master this operation I am not interested in totally reinventing the wheel. I hope that others
on the list might share there successes in this operation.

I have used many of Pierre's steps and they have made a dramatic difference on the models.I know that the ladders will do thesame as my skill set improves.

I will appreciate any suggestions.

Bill Pardie


BUILDING YARMOUTH LADDERS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

When Pierre came out with his etched ladders i thought that this was the greatest advancement in freight car modeing since the ;088 wheel sets and the #178 couplers.
I bought a bunch and set them aside. Several cars in my pipeline are reaching the Ladder stage so I bought them out last week. I quickly mastered the bending of the styles
and had them ready to go. Sunday was to be Ladder day. It was less than stellar. I struggles with assemblyfor about three hours and would up with a bunch of distorted
styles and bent hand grabs. Not a single ladder. I closed down and went to the beach.

While sitting there I pondered my problem. I had pre tinned the backs of tghe stles for soldering. The problem was in holding things together. Obviously a jig was needed.
It had to be one that held the full length of the style so that it would not flop around and bend during assembly. Yesterday I tried again and had a little better success.
I have not as yet built a jig. Although I am confident that I will eventually master this operation I am not interested in totally reinventing the wheel. I hope that others
on the list might share there successes in this operation.

I have used many of Pierre's steps and they have made a dramatic difference on the models.I know that the ladders will do thesame as my skill set improves.

I will appreciate any suggestions.

Bill Pardie


Re: Jerry Glow Decal List

Bill Welch
 

Steve I am pretty certain Don intends to offer custom printing of decals if he is not already doing so. Presumably the customer would have to furnish the artwork but if DT already has the artwork. . .

Bill Welch


Re: Shipping liquid bromine pre-WW2?

Bruce Smith
 

​Gary,


While it is beautiful modeling, that car must have traveled in a time machine because it appears to have a built date of 4-65, more than five years in the future for this list.  The original question asked about WWII era and pre WWII era bromine cars of which we are still in search of examples.


Regards

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: STMFC@... on behalf of garyeb1947@... [STMFC]
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:16 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Shipping liquid bromine pre-WW2?
 


I have (hopefully) uploaded a photo to the Files of a model of a bromine tank car by Mr. Tank Car, Bobby Pitts.  It is placed next to a ruler, and measures slightly more than 3 inches over the end sills.  If you want to see more of Bobby's work, come to the Savannah RPM next Spring.

 

Gary Bechdol

Stone Mountain, GA



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