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Re: Those of you into oversized loads

paul.doggett2472@...
 

Now those are LOADS.
Paul Doggett UK




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"'Claus Schlund HGM' claus@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Hi List Members,

Those of you into oversized loads might be interested in this "de-isobutanizer column 70 trays" - a distillation column for a
refinery - 125 feet long!

http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-ff59-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Image is dated 1944, note early use of a internal-combustion critter.

Claus Schlund


eBay decals

Richard Townsend
 

I decided to take a chance on the ebay decal seller we were talking about recently, and ordered a set of Swift reefer decals. It arrived yesterday and I am disappointed. While some of the smaller lettering may be useful, such as the capacity data and the triangular GATX logos, the large "Swift" is, in my opinion, at best "similar" to the prototype lettering.
 
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR
 


Re: Those of you into oversized loads

mwbauers
 

That truck load on the bottom of the page is also well worth modeling with its unique wheels and aux-trailer.

As well as the shop loads of several smaller tanks mounted side by side, ready to ship on a string of flatcars.

Thanks for posting !!

Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Jan 23, 2016, at 11:47 AM, 'Claus Schlund HGM' claus@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Hi List Members,

Those of you into oversized loads might be interested in this "de-isobutanizer column 70 trays" - a distillation column for a 
refinery - 125 feet long!

http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-ff59-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Image is dated 1944, note early use of a internal-combustion critter.

Claus Schlund


Those of you into oversized loads

Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)
 

Hi List Members,


Those of you into oversized loads might be interested in this "de-isobutanizer column 70 trays" - a distillation column for a refinery - 125 feet long!

http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-ff59-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Image is dated 1944, note early use of a internal-combustion critter.

Claus Schlund


Updated list of SouthWest Scale HO styrene doors

Andy Carlson
 



Hello-
SouthWest Scale has released their latest door for HO modelers. The 7 panel #671 was used in the late 1940s by both the Southern Pacific and the Great Northern Railroads. There may have been some other users out there--anyone cite any examples? These doors were for nominal height 10'0" box cars.

Here is a complete list of the doors Dan Hall of SouthWest Scale Models has made to date:

These are the catalog numbers of his Superior doors.

650    Superior 5p 6' x 10'6" doors (2)
671    Superior 7 panel w/ lower top panel for GN SP 10'0" cars NEW DOOR! *******
672    Superior 7p 6' x 10'6" doors (2) wide 2nd
673    Superior 5p 6' x 10'6" doors (2) wide 3rd
750    Superior 5p 7' x 10'6" doors (2)
770    Superior 7p 7' x 10'6" doors (2) even panels

These are the catalog numbers of the Youngstown doors.

610  5/5/5 "Interim" 6' door (The SP "Overnight" door) 10-0 IH
614  5/6/5 Improved 6' Y door (SP and some others)   10-0 IH
612  4/6/6 Improved 6' Y door (GN SP and some others) 10-0 IH
620  5/6/5 "Interim" 6' Y door, the Santa Fe Bx44 10-6 IH
622  6/6/5 Improved 6' Y door (1947 1st Y post war door-many users) 10-6 IH

I have all of these doors in stock, ready to ship.

Price is $2.50/pair
Shipping of $2.85 in a padded envelope, 1st class USPS. (Combine mailing with Tahoe Trucks to economize on shipping costs.)
Questions? Ask me off-list (Please) at
Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



Re: [EXTERNAL] Safety Placards for Tangent acid tank car

haagtk@...
 

Photos of my Tangent Acid Tank Car | The Atlas Rescue Forum

  I printed mine out on regular copy paper. See:


http://atlasrescueforum.proboards.com/thread/4276/photos-tangent-acid-tank-car

I glued them on using an acrylic flat finish and when this was dry I painted the paper placards with a coat to seal it.


Re: Decal artwork

Fred Jansz
 

Thanks Ted, very interesting post. The way you expose your expertise and dedication are highly appreciated.
Fred Jansz


Help needed with freight car lettering project

Fred Jansz
 

For a modeling project I hope someone can tell me what the text on the door of this Western Pacific boxcar says.

WP26123, a former 15001-class boxcar built by Pullman in 1916 and converted in 1942, is shown here in it's 'plaster' livery w. roof hatches and a sealed door.

Picture was made by Norman Holmes and shown in the book WP Pictorial by John Ryczkowski, page 116. Unfortunately the print screen in the book is rather course so I can't read what's written on the door.

The third line could be something like 'plaster service'. The last line I can guess: COLLAPSIBLE BULK HEADS. The rest stays a guess. Any suggestions?

Cars were used for US Gypsum, Empire, NV (which is WP's Gerlach).

These cars were numbered 26001-26125, but not all cars had roof hatches. 20 of them had 4 hatches and 15 had 2 hatches.

They were equipped with removable bulk heads for bulk plaster loading.

For illustrations please check my Western Pacific Modelers Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WesternPacificModelersGroup/

Thanks for your help, best regards, Fred Jansz


Re: January 22, 2016 - Boxed HO brass trains Overland, Key Imports, KMT, etc

Fred Jansz
 

No fraud. But I admit 'rather regular' brass cars brought high prices. Guess that's how an auction works. If you don't buy, someone else does. However, I was able to score a rare brass OMI WP wood caboose for a steal, even with 19% premium and shipping added.
Fred Jansz


Re: Decal artwork

Tony Thompson
 

      No need to use decals for placards, print them on paper with a color printer and glue on. See my blog posts on this topic;



Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history





Re: Hazardous Materials Placards – History?

Tony Thompson
 

The post on the “Safety Placards for Tangent Acid Tank Car” made me wonder when did hazardous materials placards first appear on freight cars?

      The first ones standardized by the ICC were in 1921, but there were placards well before that, certainly into the 19th century, just not standard.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history





Re: Decal artwork

np328
 

   Thanks Ted,
When you and others draw back the curtain a bit and show us what is involved with these projects, it helps create a more complete picture.

Not unlike Tom Madden's most informative reply to the recent survey.                 Jim Dick - St. Paul 


Re: January 22, 2016 - Boxed HO brass trains Overland, Key Imports,

earlyrail
 

Someone posted about this live auction on Ebay and I am just STUNNED at
the prices being reported. I've been an active Ebay brass seller for a while
and I have never seen prices like this before. Freight cars that I have
seen go for $50 or $60 selling for $180 PLUS 19% premium!! Who the heck is
buying these things, or is it all a fraud?
Not a fraud.

I was online with the auction today.
Did not buy any freight cars - too expensive for my tast.
But did buy 2 steam locomotives at a good price,even with the buyers premium.

I have even stopped by there building and did a pickup last fall coming back from Rail Fest.

Howard Garner


Hazardous Materials Placards – History?

thecitrusbelt@...
 

The post on the “Safety Placards for Tangent Acid Tank Car” made me wonder when did hazardous materials placards first appear on freight cars?

 

Thanks.

 

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

 


Re: [EXTERNAL] Safety Placards for Tangent acid tank car

Dave Parker
 

Dave:

I have done my placards with a color LaserJet at 600 dpi, and they turned out OK.  If your inkjet has comparable resolution, I would think you would be good to go.  FWIW, I used some 17-lb tracing vellum that I had from years past.  It is ~0.0025" thick, and has a nice hard finish.  Still a bit fat for HO scale, but I can live with it.  I have not yet found anything thinner that can be run through the printer.

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA


Re: [EXTERNAL] Safety Placards for Tangent acid tank car

davesnyder59
 

Thanks Dave (and Tony) for the interesting information. When I went to Windows 10 last month; I had to upgrade to a new HP Officejet printer, but it is an inkjet printer. I wonder if that could reproduce Tony's placards?

Dave Snyder
Louisville, Ky.


Re: [EXTERNAL] Safety Placards for Tangent acid tank car

Dave Parker
 

Dave:

You might consider printing your own on thin paper, and avoid fussing the with decals.  Tony has addressed these issues on his blog in a four-part series; this is the most recent:


It includes some options for "faking" the metal frame, rather than trying to model it in HO.  (Thankfully, I do not have to worry about the frames, just affixing the placards to the older wooden holders).

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA


Re: Decal artwork

Tim O'Connor
 


Ted what's the location of that yard background photo? And thanks
for sharing!

Tim O'


With the recent discussion of decal vendors and ripening technologies, I prepared a blog posting about how I create my artwork, in case anyone is interested in reading one person's process and perspective. You can find it at:

http://prototopics.blogspot.com

Cheers,
Ted


Re: [EXTERNAL] Safety Placards for Tangent acid tank car

davesnyder59
 

Thanks Eldon. On the Microscale site, the older sets were discontinued. Maybe my LHS or e-bay will have some. It will still be problematic to to put them on some suitable backing to install over those open framed but highly prototypical placard frames.

Dave Snyder
Louisville, Ky.  


Decal artwork

Ted Culotta
 

With the recent discussion of decal vendors and ripening technologies, I prepared a blog posting about how I create my artwork, in case anyone is interested in reading one person's process and perspective. You can find it at:


Cheers,
Ted

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Ted Culotta
Speedwitch Media

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