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Re: Arch Bar Trucks in the 1940's

bkempins
 

Note that Indian railroads also use the BFU code, so it is possible this shot was in India as others have suggested.

Bernard Kempinski


GM&O Gon

william darnaby
 

I have assembled and painted a Sunshine 67.20 GM&O 40’ 11 panel gon and have noticed that the decals are silver.  Now, I don’t know a lot about the GM&O but this doesn’t seem right so are there any experts out there?  If the decals are not correct can a substitute be recommended?

 

Thanks,

Bill Darnaby


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Re: Arch Bar Trucks in the 1940's

Marty McGuirk
 

Bill,


"BFU" isn't a railroad reporting mark - BFU is the British Goods Wagon code for Bogie flat type wagon : for transporting motor vehicles. 


Car looks a lot like British Bogie Flat wagon. Probably one for the private railroads before they built the heavier Warwell 50T bogie Flat Wagons. 


Marty McGuirk



Loading sulfuric acid

Dave Nelson
 

I need to build a tank car loading platform for loading Sulfuric Acid to Stauffer’s TA cars.  Anyone have any opinion about the materials that might be used for such a platform?  What I’m wondering about is the possibility of the occasional small spill and/or accumulated drips might have on the elevated platform… so might the walkway  be concrete, wood, steel plate (or open mesh) or aluminum?

 

Any guesses?

 

Dave Nelson


Re: Albion alloys

Barry Bennett
 

Website is still up at 


and no messages about discontinuing.

Barry Bennett
Coventry, England. 

On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 4:39 PM, Pierre Oliver pierre.oliver@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

These guys over in Europe have an awesome product line;
http://www.hassler-profile.li/index.php

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 2/17/16 11:31 AM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

So Albion alloys has discontinued their line of milled brass shapes?


Does anyone offer milled brass shapes with metric dimensions?


Anyone else besides Special Shapes and K&S offer milled brass shapes at all?


Ed Mines




Re: The Stan Rydarowitz Collection

Greg Martin
 

Mike,
 
You have to remember this wasn't necessarily his private fleet (except the RS-1 which was) these were the cars he used for display for his kits so there were differences in the re-weigh dates to closer represent the eras that the cars were common to in most cases.
 
Part of Mark's due diligence to the estate is to recover Stan's resin masters. We know where some were produced he will be contacting them, but any help in the recovery would be very appreciated as the estate views those masters part of Stan's line and an asset to the estate.
 
Thanks,
 
Greg Martin
 
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
 
Mike Skibbe writes:

"In reviewing the first batch of models, it is interesting to note that Stan chose to put different re-weigh stencils on each side of the models.  Does anyone remember talking to him about his thoughts on the matter?  Was he assembling multiple era fleets? 
 
Mike Skibbe"


Re: The Stan Rydarowitz Collection

skibbs4
 

In reviewing the first batch of models, it is interesting to note that Stan chose to put different re-weigh stencils on each side of the models.  Does anyone remember talking to him about his thoughts on the matter?  Was he assembling multiple era fleets? 
 
Mike Skibbe

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 2:12 PM, mikerepka@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

To all my FB friends who knew Stan Rydarowicz. Beginning Sunday evening I will start listing some of Stan's material on EBay. I will try to do approximately 10 or more per week as my time permits. This is a labor of love for a good friend who is no longer with us. I am doing this with the permission of Diane Rydarowicz who is Stan's executor.
My EBay user ID is Marksd45.
I will also use the term
"Rydarowicz train collection" in the description fields.
Please feel free to share this on the various RR model and Historical Society pages.
I have a 100% rating and I generally start the auctions on Sunday evenings.
Stan has some exquisite models and this will be a fair way to ensure anyone has and equal shot at this material.
There will also be some items that are not as unique sold at the Youngstown Model RR Flea Market at McMenamys Banquet Hall in Niles OH on April 10th

Mark



Re: Albion alloys

Pierre Oliver
 

These guys over in Europe have an awesome product line;
http://www.hassler-profile.li/index.php
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 2/17/16 11:31 AM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:

 

So Albion alloys has discontinued their line of milled brass shapes?


Does anyone offer milled brass shapes with metric dimensions?


Anyone else besides Special Shapes and K&S offer milled brass shapes at all?


Ed Mines



Albion alloys

ed_mines
 

So Albion alloys has discontinued their line of milled brass shapes?


Does anyone offer milled brass shapes with metric dimensions?


Anyone else besides Special Shapes and K&S offer milled brass shapes at all?


Ed Mines


Re: Illinois Terminal 40' post-war enhanced kit box car

John Hile
 

Bill,

Thanks for sharing this information.  It is appreciated.

John Hile
Blacksburg VA


B&O M-26

gary laakso
 

Let me add that on some cars, using RP CYC 18, B&O added a fixture to hang the side ladder from running the width of the ladder, just above the top rung: pages 70 top pic, p 71 top pic, pages 72-73 all 4 pictures, pages 75-76 all 4 pictures, page 76 both pictures and the top of page 77.
 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
 
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2016 6:10 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Illinois Terminal 40' post-war enhanced kit box car
 
 

When Andy Carlson slipped up (an easy mistake to make) and sent his message to Fenton via the group instead of offline in a PVT message, he also let it slip that he is expecting a shipment from InterMountain of some Undecorated Red Caboose X29 and 1923 ARA kits.

 
Just a reminder that Speedwitch has several products for these kits: PRR and B&O M26/A/B/C decals, B&O Duryea U/F and M26D/E decals and conversion kits w/decals to model MEC and LNE ARA types with new roofs, doors, etc.
 
For myself I made some modeling notes (w/help from my friend John King re: the B&O M26 class) for the details I want to pay attention to when building my models. My chief source are photos from my collection. It is still incomplete regarding which Tahoe trucks are appropriate for some of the versions but maybe it will help some of you with your own models. Note that it is specific to my modeling situation: October 1955.
 
X29, M-26 & 1924 ARA Plan Notes PDF.pdf

This is set of notes to supplement Ted Culotta's Clinic handout done several years ago and his modeling notes in "Steam Era Freight Cars Reference Manual Volume One" to help me with some of the small details I want to include on my models. Please let me know if I have made any mistakes regarding the details.


Bill Welch


Re: The Stan Rydarowitz Collection

rob.mclear3@...
 




---In STMFC@..., <barrybennetttoo@...> wrote :

To add to Bill Dixon's comments, it is as bad to the UK. If you offer items for sale on eBay please do not use the Global Shipping Program because I and a growing number of other people will not bid or buy.

I have to agree with Barry, I am also one who does not buy with the Global Shipping Program, unfortunately the cost of postage or delivery from E-Bay is turning me away from it and I only buy very rarely now when I used to purchase a fair bit.

Rob McLear
Aussie.


CGW PS-1 (was Re: Multi-dome tank car data)

Benjamin Hom
 


Joe Binish asked Clark Propst:
"Am converting a couple of Kadee PS1 into CGW 93000s.  I have perused your posts on the Freight car list and M&StL list.  The last question ins the brake wheel.  Do you know what type?"


Ben Hom


Re: Multi-dome tank car data

Joseph
 


Clark,
Am converting a couple of Kadee PS1 into CGW 93000s.  I have perused your posts on the Freight car list and M&StL list.  The last question ins the brake wheel.  Do you know what type?
Thx,
Joe Binish
 
Am attending the 27th modelers retreat as well.  I will talk to you there.
 

----- Original Message -----
To: STMFC
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 7:39 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Multi-dome tank car data

I have some weigh bills for 2 and 3 dome tank cars. I’ve copied them below. Hope the info isn’t too mucked up?
 
1/25/1954 SVX  200 TM 8,000 gal 2 dome tank, Soc Vac Oil  Mueller Service and Supplies,  Watertown, MN GN-MW,  comp A 2532 gal kerosene comp B 5560 gal distillate
3/26/1954 SVX  202 TM 8,00 gal tank 2 dome, Soc Vac Oil  Mueller Service and Supplies,  Watertown, MN GN-MW,  comp A 2516 kero, comp B 5581 dist 8097 gals
10/27/1954 SVX  258 TM 8,000 gal 2 dome tank, Soc Vac Oil  Mueller Service, Watertown, MN GN-MW,  comp A kero 2485 gal, comp B dist 5418 gal
4/28/1954 UTLX  725 TM 2 dome tank, Soc Vac Oil  Mueller Service and Supplies,  Watertown, MN NP-MW,  gas A 2838, B 5131 
3/10/1954 UTLX  2141 TM tank 3 dome, Standard Oil  Standard oil, Watertown, MN GN-MW,  gas comp A 2116, comp B 1973, comp C 2112, tal 6201 gals
5/17/1954 UTLX  2633 TM 3 dome tank, Soc Vac Oil  Mueller Service and Supples Watertown, MN NP-MW,  gas A 2194, B 2193, C 2190 tal 6577 gals 
3/26/1954 UTLX  2799 TM tank 3 dome, Std Oil  Std Oil, Watertown, MN GN-MW,  dist comp A 2187, B 2211, C 2192 tal 6590 gals 
3/22/1954 UTLX  2879 TM tank 3 dome, Std Oil  Standard Oil,  Watertown, MN GN-MW,  dist comp A 2195, comp B 2190, com C 2200 tal 6585 gals 
4/2/1954 UTLX  3078 TM tank 3 dome, Std Oil  Standard Oil,  Watertown, MN GN-MW,  comp A 2200, B 2188, C 2200 tal 6588 gals dist
 
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa
 


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

davesnyder59
 

Thanks again Elden. I have ordered two just now from my LHS. The tack board additions are indeed a bonus and one of the reasons that I doubled the order.

Dave Snyder
Louisville, Ky.


2016 Savannah RPM update

seaboard_1966
 

Folks    

Please mark your calendars now, if you have not already, for the 2016 Savannah RPM to be held April 1-2 at the Port Wenthworth, GA Community Center.  The community center is located at 103 Turnberry St, Port Wentworth, GA.

Mr. Robert Harpe has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express located at 7210 Georgia Hwy. 30 in Port Wentworth, Ga. This hotel is located at the intersection of Hwy. 30 and I-95. These rooms are reserved for the dates of 03-31-16 to 04-02-16.

The room rates are:

King $104.00

2 Queen: $109.00

The hotel can be reached at (912) 964-8900.  Please use the room code SPM (Savannah Prototype Modelers) to receive these special room rates.

We hope to see you and some of your friends there.

The 2016 Savannah RPM Crew


Re: CB&Q 1952 boxcar paint and decals

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks Ben, I appreciate the info.  I ordered the XM-32 reprint from the Burlington Society.
Fenton

On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 9:48 PM, Benjamin Hom b.hom@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

One more post to put these cars in context - the Q went big with the AAR steel boxcar, producing them in their Havelock shops between 1940 and 1958 (with a gap between mid-1942 and 1944). The Q assigned them Class XM-32 through XM-32F, and built 5,000 cars to the prewar design and ~11,000 cars to the postwar design. More information can be found at the following:

Prewar Design Summary:
http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/gallery/boxauto/cbq31806main.html

Burlington Bulletin #7, 28-page article on Class XM-32 and subclasses, reprint available for $5 plus shipping from the Q society:
http://www.burlingtonroute.com/costore/bb.htm

Ben Hom




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5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
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Re: [EXTERNAL] Safety Placards for Tangent acid tank car

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Dave;

That is the one I got! It also has really nice signs for tack boards, like "DO NOT HUMP" and the like.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2016 2:41 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] [STMFC] Safety Placards for Tangent acid tank car



Hi Elden, decided I will need the set you are talking about. Would you know if that is the Microscale #87-975 set? It would seem to be by the description that Microscale provides, but wanted to make sure. TIA.

Dave Snyder
Louisville, Ky.


Re: The Stan Rydarowitz Collection

Barry Bennett
 

To add to Bill Dixon's comments, it is as bad to the UK. If you offer items for sale on eBay please do not use the Global Shipping Program because I and a growing number of other people will not bid or buy.

The program does not permit combined postage, so 2 or more items in one package has to pay full postage on each item. Books are tax free in the UK and Europe, we prefer to boost literacy and knowledge rather than the tax take, yet Global Shipping claims to pay tax. Also items of value of $22.00 or less are tax free anyway.

I bought 2 RPC's, paid $7 USPS internal mail to Pitney Bowes plus $33.78 in shipping charges/tax, and when the package arrived it has USPS postage of $3.72 attached. Had the Vendor posted direct to me it would have cost about $10.75 or thereabouts, rather less than the $40.78 I paid out.

Also, there is no invoicing or paperwork to show what tax was paid, if ANY tax was paid and, consequently, no way for me to query payment with, or reclaim from, UK Tax Authorities.

Apologies if this breaks site rules but it is info that I hope will benefit and inform site members.

Barry Bennett
Coventry, England.


Re: The Stan Rydarowitz Collection

JoelDee
 

Same situation for Europe. The ebay rates for postage are not great
considering they are a consolidator and do not use USPS
when shipping, yet they use USPS to set pricing and the delivery service
used just dumps the packet anywhere if you are not home and items become lost.
--I wonder if the seller eats this loss when this happens?
The serious ripoff has always been the Prepaid
Customs Charges. The Custom charges here in Germany
don't begin until after 40+ dollars (books much higher $ threshold) and this service charges
at a much lower threshold as I see on these items. EBAY charges tend to be higher
than is actually charged by the Customs House above this break point as well.
Add to this the prepay program will not consolidate postage and
fees, in most cases without seller intervention, for multiple purchases and we have a no go situation.
The major Ebay marketers do not use this ripoff service


On Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:43 AM, "'W.R.Dixon' WRDixon@... [STMFC]" wrote:


 
On 2016-02-14 12:12 PM, mikerepka@... [STMFC] wrote:
>
>
> To all my FB friends who knew Stan Rydarowicz. Beginning Sunday evening
> I will start listing some of Stan's material on EBay. I will try to do
> approximately 10 or more per week as my time permits. This is a labor of
> love for a good friend who is no longer with us. I am doing this with
> the permission of Diane Rydarowicz
> who is Stan's executor.
> My EBay user ID is Marksd45.
> I will also use the term
> "Rydarowicz train collection" in the description fields.
> Please feel free to share this on the various RR model and Historical
> Society pages.
> I have a 100% rating and I generally start the auctions on Sunday evenings.
> Stan has some exquisite models and this will be a fair way to ensure
> anyone has and equal shot at this material.
> There will also be some items that are not as unique sold at the
> Youngstown Model RR Flea Market at McMenamys Banquet Hall in Niles OH on
> April 10th
>
> Mark

Hello Mark

Some interesting stuff there.

I would love to participate but you are using the the Global Shipping
Program. That program adds high shipping charges and Bogus import fees
to things shipped to Canada.

For example the "Santa Fe 40' Steel Reefer SFRD 21376" for a current bid
of $21.12 wants $16.63 for International Priority Shipping and an
additional $ 7.75 for Import charges.

The shipping rate is not too bad but Trains are duty free so there are
No import Charges. Somebody, not you, is pocketing money for nothing.

Bill Dixon


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