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Re: Painting Turntable

Ed Mims
 

Bill,

I think you can find these at Bed, Bath & Beyond in the kitchen ware section. I saw them there a few years back in about two sizes--8-10 inch dia. and one about 12 inches in diameter. Other kitchen ware places may have them as well. The larger one would work well. I have often thought about buying one--just never have.

I believe they are called Lazy Susans.

Ed Mims
Jacksonville, FL


Re: Painting Turntable

Charles Peck
 

Rubber Maid makes one and Ace Hardware offers a couple of sizes of lazy susan
bearings so you can put your chosen size of platform on it. 
Chuck Peck

On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 6:55 PM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

I have no idea what to call then but I know I have seen Lazy Susan type device that allow a freight car model to be turned and painted. I did checked Sprue Brothers and Micro Mark and did not see anything. I looked under Lazy Susans on Google and Amazon and did not see anything, yet at least, that satisfied me.


Anyone, any suggestions?

Bill Welch



Re: Painting Turntable

A&Y Dave in MD
 

I have two: one is a plain old plastic lazy susan designed for food serving. I added my own foam chunks or cardboard boxes to set models upon.

The other is a Tamiya brand designed for model painting. It came with metal spring clips that can be inserted into holes for multiple configurations. It might have cost $15 plus shipping five or ten years ago, but I didn't pay for it. It was a gift.

Honestly, both work reasonably well. The food version probably cost $5 twenty years ago.  It is not as friction free or as easy to clean excess paint, but it still works just fine.

I'd probably recommend the Tamiya by a small margin for convenience over price. 


Sent from Dave Bott' iPhone

On Sep 17, 2015, at 6:55 PM, fgexbill@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

I have no idea what to call then but I know I have seen Lazy Susan type device that allow a freight car model to be turned and painted. I did checked Sprue Brothers and Micro Mark and did not see anything. I looked under Lazy Susans on Google and Amazon and did not see anything, yet at least, that satisfied me.


Anyone, any suggestions?

Bill Welch


Difco Axleless Trucks

gary laakso
 

There is a picture of Difco Axleless Trucks (the side frames hold the stub axles that do not extend to the other side frame) in the Chesapeake & Ohio Freight Cars 1937-1946 book at page 202.  Its unclear to me how the trucks were attached to the under frame because there is no central bolster.   The trucks are under a new, 1937 built caboose.  Were these trucks used on any freight car? 
 
I appreciate the recommendations from the group to purchase the book and I am glad that I purchased a copy. 
 
Gary Laakso
south of Mike Brock


Re: Painting Turntable

MDelvec952
 



How about a lazy susan?

This one: 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Multipurpose-10-Rotating-Turntable-Lazy-Susan-220-lbs-360-Swivel-Home-Kitchen-/301426740816?hash=item462e6f0e50

has grooves that will help hold whatever you're using to suspend the item being painted.  I might try one.

               ....Mike Del Vecchio


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Sent: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 6:55 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Painting Turntable

 
I have no idea what to call then but I know I have seen Lazy Susan type device that allow a freight car model to be turned and painted. I did checked Sprue Brothers and Micro Mark and did not see anything. I looked under Lazy Susans on Google and Amazon and did not see anything, yet at least, that satisfied me.

Anyone, any suggestions?
Bill Welch


Painting Turntable

Bill Welch
 

I have no idea what to call then but I know I have seen Lazy Susan type device that allow a freight car model to be turned and painted. I did checked Sprue Brothers and Micro Mark and did not see anything. I looked under Lazy Susans on Google and Amazon and did not see anything, yet at least, that satisfied me.


Anyone, any suggestions?

Bill Welch


Re: PMcK&Y, CNJ hoppers with 8 ribs's

Benjamin Hom
 

Ed Mines wrote:
"The photo of the PMcK[&]Y hopper I'm looking at is in the 61000 series. It's a 2 bay car. I was surprised to see that they only had 2 series of 2 bay hoppers in the Jan. '43 ORER.

The CNJ hopper is a signature car cap 1888; F&C model.

The pictures are on p139 & 141 of the Kline/Culotta book. Spacing is not exactly the same; I wonder about the rest."

Not close at all.  PMcK&Y 61000-61999, SSC built 1916, Lot 340-H, 30 ft IL, 10 ft 11 in top chord above rail, 1992 cu ft,  clearance diagram shows side dump car though ORER lists cars as HM. 
http://www.canadasouthern.com/caso/images/lot-340.jpg 

vs.

CNJ 65500-66633, SSC built 1920, 32 ft IL, 10 ft 8 in top chord above rail, 1888 cu ft.
 
 
Ben Hom


Re: PMcKY, CNJ hoppers with 8 ribs's

ed_mines
 

The photo of the PMcKY hopper I'm looking at is in the 61000 series. It's a 2 bay car. I was surprised to see that they only had 2 series of 2 bay hoppers in the Jan. '43ORER.


The CNJ hopper is a signature car cap 1888; F&C model.


The pictures are on p139 & 141 of the Kline/Culotta book. Spacing is not exactly the same; I wonder about the rest.


Ed Mines


Re: PMcKY, CNJ hoppers with 8 ribs

Benjamin Hom
 

Ed Mines asked:
"Has anyone compared the 2 side by side?"
 
Lot numbers for the PMcK&Y cars would help.  I don't have time to play Carnac the Magnificent.
 
 
Ben Hom


PMcKY, CNJ hoppers with 8 ribs

ed_mines
 

Has anyone compared the 2 side by side?


Ed Mines


testimonial for Yarmoutn

ed_mines
 

Well I used the eye bolts on an F&C twin milk tank car and it looks super.


Used Yarmouth stirrup steps on some PFE & SFRD plastic reefers and they look great too.


Ed Mines


Re: Bowser's H30 PRR covered hopper questions

pennsylvania1954
 

Bill--The sill steps are plastic but are well done.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


TESTIMONIAL FOR YARMOUTH STEPS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I just applied some Yarmouth steps for the Proto 2000 tank car to a MP panel side gondola that I am finishing up.
They are great. Since I had a Proto 2000 utjtank car handy I decided to compare Pierre's steps to those on the model.
I expected them to be more durable than the model steps (They will not flick off the first time someone picks up the
model). I waqs viery pleased to find that they also had a slimmer profile to the model steps.

Greaat work Pierre (and Peter).

Bill Pardie


Re: Jeff Wilson's Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s

frograbbit602
 

I bought the book.  The photos, in my opinion, make the book worth the purchase price.

Lester Breuer



Re: Bowser's H30 PRR covered hopper questions

Benjamin Hom
 


Bill Welch asked:
"With some luck I was able to find one of Bowser's H30 in the as-delivered scheme. Still hard to believe how gorgeous these are and their pricing. I do have two questions.

1.) Are the sill steps metal or plastic?"
Unfortunately, my cars are on Marty McGuirk's layout...

"2.) I know I need to replace the trucks w/Crown trucks. (Humm, who makes Crown Trucks? Oh wait I know, Bowser, so why didn't they. . .?)"

Be advised that Class H30 cars were equipped with a variety of trucks, so Crown trucks may not necessarily be the case.
"Am I correct that I should paint the new trucks some shade of Oxide Red?"
 
Maybe for a repainted FCC color car.  Definitely not for a gray car (black trucks).  Black for a car as built, then weathered as the car ran in service.  Some cars in cement service picked up considerable gray streaking, including the trucks.  As always, check photos if possible.
 
 
Ben Hom


Bowser's H30 PRR covered hopper questions

Bill Welch
 

With some luck I was able to find one of Bowser's H30 in the as-delivered scheme. Still hard to believe how gorgeous these are and their pricing. I do have two questions.


1.) Are the sill steps metal or plastic?


2.) I know I need to replace the trucks w/Crown trucks. (Humm, who makes Crown Trucks? Oh wait I know, Bowser, so why didn't they. . .?) Am I correct that I should paint the new trucks some shade of Oxide Red?


Thank you

Bill Welch


Re: Jeff Wilson's Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s

Bill Welch
 

Thanks everybody,

As someone who enjoys watching the news and flipping through one of my notebooks of freight car photos, I would enjoy seeing any up-tapped resources and I am sure Kalmbach has a lot of photos of freight cars I have not seen. It sounds like he did not use photos from Bob's, Wil Whitaker, Rich Burg, etc. so visually fresh material.

Bill Welch


Re: Jeff Wilson's Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s

Rob & Bev Manley
 

I'll also add it brought me great relief during my hospital stay. It is a good reference to those we are mentoring such as wives and grandchildren. He managed to sneak in a few CB&Q photos.

Rob Manley

Sent from Rob's ancient iPhone 3 but then again who am I to complain.....

On Sep 16, 2015, at 12:48 PM, "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Bill Welch wrote:

 
I am curious if anyone has seen and can comment on Jeff's new book on the subject that brings many of us together on this site?

    I do have a copy. I would comment differently for those who know, and those who don't know, the subject already. It is pretty pedestrian if you already know the subject, no surprises (nor should there be -- it is aimed at those who need to learn the basics). I always enjoy seeing additional photos, and Jeff was able to draw on Kalmbach's unsurpassed photo resources, so for me, it was worth picking up. And for anyone who feels unsure about how well they know the topic, I would certainly recommend it. Well written, not too long or pedantic, and very nicely reproduced photos.

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@...
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Re: Jeff Wilson's Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s

Armand Premo
 

I bought it sight unseen.I am sure some will find something worthwhile.I didn't.Armand Premo

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Bill Welch wrote:

 
I am curious if anyone has seen and can comment on Jeff's new book on the subject that brings many of us together on this site?

    I do have a copy. I would comment differently for those who know, and those who don't know, the subject already. It is pretty pedestrian if you already know the subject, no surprises (nor should there be -- it is aimed at those who need to learn the basics). I always enjoy seeing additional photos, and Jeff was able to draw on Kalmbach's unsurpassed photo resources, so for me, it was worth picking up. And for anyone who feels unsure about how well they know the topic, I would certainly recommend it. Well written, not too long or pedantic, and very nicely reproduced photos.

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




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Re: Jeff Wilson's Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s

Tony Thompson
 

Bill Welch wrote:

 
I am curious if anyone has seen and can comment on Jeff's new book on the subject that brings many of us together on this site?

    I do have a copy. I would comment differently for those who know, and those who don't know, the subject already. It is pretty pedestrian if you already know the subject, no surprises (nor should there be -- it is aimed at those who need to learn the basics). I always enjoy seeing additional photos, and Jeff was able to draw on Kalmbach's unsurpassed photo resources, so for me, it was worth picking up. And for anyone who feels unsure about how well they know the topic, I would certainly recommend it. Well written, not too long or pedantic, and very nicely reproduced photos.

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




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