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Re: January 2016 operating session

Jared Harper
 

Addendum:  I expect all operators  to seriously commit.  I need three people to operate the layout, so if you say you will come I expect you to come.

Jared Harper

On Sun, Nov 29, 2015 at 8:41 PM, Jared Harper <harperandbrown@...> wrote:
I need three people for my January 2016 operating session on Santa Fe's Alma branch.  The three operators will serve as engineer, conductor and brakeman on trains 95/96 from Burlingame, KS, to Alma, KS, as it was in May 1943.  Lunch will be served at noon and afterwards we will retreat to the basement to run the Alma branch mixed train for 2 1/2-3 1/2 hours.  The exact date has not been set.  I am considering Saturday, January 16; Sunday, January 15; and Saturday, January 23.  If you are interested in participating on one or all of these dates let me know.  Places on the operating crew will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Jared Harper
420 Woodward Way
Athens, GA 30606


January 2016 operating session

Jared Harper
 

I need three people for my January 2016 operating session on Santa Fe's Alma branch.  The three operators will serve as engineer, conductor and brakeman on trains 95/96 from Burlingame, KS, to Alma, KS, as it was in May 1943.  Lunch will be served at noon and afterwards we will retreat to the basement to run the Alma branch mixed train for 2 1/2-3 1/2 hours.  The exact date has not been set.  I am considering Saturday, January 16; Sunday, January 15; and Saturday, January 23.  If you are interested in participating on one or all of these dates let me know.  Places on the operating crew will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Jared Harper
420 Woodward Way
Athens, GA 30606


Re: Branchline kits good for...

mopacfirst
 

Other than the ones Ed Hawkins assembled as part of the RMJ articles on each type of Branchline 50' car?

Ron Merrick


Re: Branchline kits good for...

Eric Hansmann
 

Dave,

I am not aware of a similar list for Postwar AAR 50-foot box cars.

Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX

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Yes, that's excellent, thanks. Is there a similar list for the BL
Blueprint 50ft cars?

Dave Nelson

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While it is more of a prototype summation than a direct reference for the
Branchline Blueprint models, I had thought Ed Hawkins' Postwar AAR Box Car
List PDF at this web page was the resource that would help the most.

http://steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/protofrtcarsmain.html


Re: Branchline kits good for...

Dave Nelson
 

Yes, that's excellent, thanks. Is there a similar list for the BL Blueprint 50ft cars?

Dave Nelson

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While it is more of a prototype summation than a direct reference for the Branchline Blueprint models, I had thought Ed Hawkins' Postwar AAR Box Car List PDF at this web page was the resource that would help the most.

http://steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/protofrtcarsmain.html


Eric Hansmann
El Paso, TX


My Perfect clinic

Andy Carlson
 

I have already attended my "perfect clinic", given by Jack Spencer about 10 years ago at Naperville. I saw the title, something about "redetailing a '37 AAR MP box car". I wondered how the subject could take a whole hour. It was fascinating, and Jack's efforts to go way beyond the expected was a treat which hasn't been topped nearly a decade later. Research and execution are his forte.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: My perfect clinic

Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>
 

Knowing a lot about a little makes you a specialist, however there is a caveat to that. I don’t know who said this first, but it bears repeating.



“A generalist a man knows a little about a lot until he knows nothing about everything. A specialist is a man who knows a lot about a little until he knows everything about nothing.”



The moral of the story is not to take either approach to extremes ; )



Nelson Moyer



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First, let me say I enjoy freight car clinics of all types.

I did a freight car clinic once where I only showed company cars that I could prove were off line and only the ones that could be modeled.

If I may use the tank car cargo sheets as an example. My prefect clinic would cut that list to only car types that can be modeled. Then bundle the cargos with each car type. Next list the manufacturers/importers that have those car types available. Lastly, list the various road names that would be prototypical, but only if RTR/kits or decals are available.



In other words only give me info I can use to build an actuate model. I’m not a historian, I’m a modeler. I want to know a lot about very little ; ))

Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa





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My perfect clinic

Clark Propst
 

First, let me say I enjoy freight car clinics of all types.
I did a freight car clinic once where I only showed company cars that I could prove were off line and only the ones that could be modeled.
If I may use the tank car cargo sheets as an example. My prefect clinic would cut that list to only car types that can be modeled. Then bundle the cargos with each car type. Next list the manufacturers/importers that have those car types available. Lastly, list the various road names that would be prototypical, but only if RTR/kits or decals are available.
 
In other words only give me info I can use to build an actuate model. I’m not a historian, I’m a modeler. I want to know a lot about very little ;  ))
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


Re: Actual Revit Sizes

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

Gene’s article is excellent and I actually scanned it and have a .pdf copy on my computer (along with his excellent article on freight car brake systems) for quick reference.



Jack Burgess



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See April 1997 Mainline Modeler for everything you wanted to know about rivets but were afraid to ask. And please forgive my lack of modesty since the author and I have the same name.

Gene Green










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Re: Actual Revit Sizes

mwbauers
 

I think you folks are going to need a study of every possible car, in each major production run, for their group rivet patterns.

A while back, a trolley modeling bud of mine surprised me with a rivet pattern for a local trolley, built about 1920, and the body has four different sizes of rivets. Each used in groups for different panels, patterns, sections, and fittings of the body.

Best to ya,
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi

On Nov 29, 2015, at 8:27 AM, genegreen wrote:

See April 1997 Mainline Modeler for everything you wanted to know about rivets but were afraid to ask. And please forgive my lack of modesty since the author and I have the same name.

Gene Green


Re: Actual Revit Sizes

genegreen1942@...
 

See April 1997 Mainline Modeler for everything you wanted to know about rivets but were afraid to ask.  And please forgive my lack of modesty since the author and I have the same name.
Gene Green


Re: Lehigh and New England twin open top opper car

David
 

The Kadee car would be the best choice:

http://www.kadee.com/ca/50ton/jpg/7054l.jpg

 



David Thompson


Lehigh and New England twin open top opper car

Fran Giacoma
 

All,

Looking to add a Lehigh and New England twin open top hopper car to the fleet to serve a customer on my 1956 HO B&O Shenandoah SD. I see that hat they were made by Accurail, Atlas, and MTH among others. Looking for a recommendation on which one is best considering detail accuracy and paint scheme accuracy.

Thanks.

Fran Giacoma


Train Book Sale

Tim Mulina BHI <bhipubs@...>
 

 

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Our Folio, Diagram & Data series has dozens of books for various roads that fall into this era.

http://www.quickpicbooks.com/Folios/folio_index.html

 

And our Quick Pic Books have many more photo books of steam motive power of a number of roads too.

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But this sale is not limited to just those so feel free to add any title we publish that may interest you.

 

 

 

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Re: Branchline kits good for...

Rhbale@...
 

Mike,
 
Atlas announced the purchase of Branchline in January 2011.
 

 

Dave,

I uploaded the 2007 catalog to the files area.  I think this was pretty close to the time the rolling stock line was sold to Atlas as there are some passenger cars that were announced but not produced.

Mike Aufderheide


Re: Digest Number 9929

Brian Termunde
 

Joel,
If no one else has offered to help you out, I would be happy to do so for the price of mailing. I have an envelope already, so that's not a problem.

Send me a e-mail offlist to:


with your snail mail address and again, I would be happy to print and mail it to you, after all, isn't this the Season to share???

or as my 'favorite' Christmas Carol goes: "This the Season to be Greedy, Buy, Buy and BUY some more!"  - B.T. Music ca 1997, no rights reserved...  ; <


Happy (?) Holidays,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah
 
"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"


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1a. Re: tank car cargoes
Posted by: "joel norman" mec-bml@... mec-bml@...
Date: Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:15 am ((PST))

HELP!!! Id like a printed copy of this Tank Car Cargo booklet but don't have a printer,anyone out there willing to print it out for me(will pay Xerox cost plus postage)ThanksJoel Norman


Re: Actual Revit Sizes

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

Bill…



If you can determine the typical rivet sizes from drawings in the Cyclopedias, you can Google rivet sizes and find charts which will give the specifics of them…head radius, etc.



Jack Burgess



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Is there a resource for identifying the measurement of the diameter and height of the most common rivet sizes used for freight car construction during our favorite era?



Bill Welch










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Re: Branchline kits good for...

Michael Aufderheide
 

Dave,

I uploaded the 2007 catalog to the files area.  I think this was pretty close to the time the rolling stock line was sold to Atlas as there are some passenger cars that were announced but not produced.

Mike Aufderheide


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Re: ARHX ice reefer in 1960

Allan Smith
 

  There is a very good article in Model Railroading Mar 89. Creating the ART Reefer fleet. It shows rosters car lists and maney photos of leased cars.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

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