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Re: AAR Rules

brianleppert@att.net
 

I would question one item for 1957.  "Trucks w / intergrally-cast journal boxes required in interchange."

If so, how does one explain roller bearing trucks?

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV


AAR Rules

Hudson Leighton
 

Found this when searching for something else:

http://modelingthesp.com/Operations/ARA-AAR_Rules_by_Year.html

-Hudson


Photo: Petaluma Wharf With Boxcars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Petaluma Wharf With Boxcars

Photo courtesy of Sonoma Magazine.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA 


Photo: Poultry Car NHX 6000

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Poultry Car NHX 6000

A photo from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, courtesy of Jerry Peck

Description:

“Poultry car NHX No. 6000, built in 1933 by the American Car & Foundry Company and used on the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Poultry cars were, at one time, a profitable endeavor for the railroads and their suppliers. They hauled all manner of live domestic fowl, primarily chickens, but they could also haul ducks, geese, pigeons and turkeys.”

Notice the word “Barr” over the car door. Many of the poultry cars had individual names.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Re: [ResinFreightCarBuilders] Armour reefer kit

Paul Doggett
 

A beautiful model.

Paul Doggett.     England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 29 Apr 2022, at 13:09, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:


George Toman shares his latest model. an HO scale Yarmouth Model Works AC&F Armour reefer, on the Resin Car Works blog.

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


Re: Placards - Missouri Pacific examples

O Fenton Wells
 

Hubert does a great job as well.
Fenton

On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 9:37 AM Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:
I’ve already got Hubert Mask involved. 


On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 8:24 AM golden1014 via groups.io <golden1014=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Charlie,

I'll bet you a doughnut that Mike at K4 decals will do a custom set of placards for us.  He did the Rock Island single-sheathed box car set for Steve Hile and I in less than a week, and just published he B&O M-58 set for Fenton/Bruce/Me in about two weeks.  Can I send him an e-mail tonight with these images and a few more and ask if he can do something?  Or if you have the time and want to do it sooner--Mike Hood at mike@....  I have a few more placard images at home I can send you/him tonight.  it would be awfully cool to get a steam-era set published, with all the different color ones too.

John Golden


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: Placards - Missouri Pacific examples

O Fenton Wells
 

Great idea John, I'll bet he would too
Fenton

On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 9:24 AM golden1014 via groups.io <golden1014=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Charlie,

I'll bet you a doughnut that Mike at K4 decals will do a custom set of placards for us.  He did the Rock Island single-sheathed box car set for Steve Hile and I in less than a week, and just published he B&O M-58 set for Fenton/Bruce/Me in about two weeks.  Can I send him an e-mail tonight with these images and a few more and ask if he can do something?  Or if you have the time and want to do it sooner--Mike Hood at mike@....  I have a few more placard images at home I can send you/him tonight.  it would be awfully cool to get a steam-era set published, with all the different color ones too.

John Golden



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: Placards - Missouri Pacific examples

Charlie Duckworth
 

I’ve already got Hubert Mask involved. 


On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 8:24 AM golden1014 via groups.io <golden1014=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Charlie,

I'll bet you a doughnut that Mike at K4 decals will do a custom set of placards for us.  He did the Rock Island single-sheathed box car set for Steve Hile and I in less than a week, and just published he B&O M-58 set for Fenton/Bruce/Me in about two weeks.  Can I send him an e-mail tonight with these images and a few more and ask if he can do something?  Or if you have the time and want to do it sooner--Mike Hood at mike@....  I have a few more placard images at home I can send you/him tonight.  it would be awfully cool to get a steam-era set published, with all the different color ones too.

John Golden


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Placards - Missouri Pacific examples

golden1014
 

Charlie,

I'll bet you a doughnut that Mike at K4 decals will do a custom set of placards for us.  He did the Rock Island single-sheathed box car set for Steve Hile and I in less than a week, and just published he B&O M-58 set for Fenton/Bruce/Me in about two weeks.  Can I send him an e-mail tonight with these images and a few more and ask if he can do something?  Or if you have the time and want to do it sooner--Mike Hood at mike@....  I have a few more placard images at home I can send you/him tonight.  it would be awfully cool to get a steam-era set published, with all the different color ones too.

John Golden


Armour reefer kit

Eric Hansmann
 

George Toman shares his latest model. an HO scale Yarmouth Model Works AC&F Armour reefer, on the Resin Car Works blog.

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


Re: The Amazing Odyssey of CDLX (Former PFE) Refrigerator Car 297

Ray Hutchison
 

Fascinating photograph of loading the Roma Wine car... I have often wondered about these, and did not know that there were the large vats inside of the cars.


Re: 8' IH steel frame boxcar options?

Robert kirkham
 

Thanks Tim.  

Rob

On Apr 28, 2022, at 2:38 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


here's a better illustration - Bill Welch's model from 2019


On 4/28/2022 5:34 PM, Robert kirkham wrote:
I’m looking at an F&C Virginian BX-10 kit, and wondering what might be possible if I were to “re-kit” the body and try to model something else.  

But i’m coming up short finding 8’ IH, 40’, steel frame cars using the |_|/|/|/|_|\|\|\|_|, Z-cross section frame pattern.

The target is any car that would have been in cross-country service in 1946, and was in more numerous quantities than 15 or 20 cars (sheesh!). 

Rob 

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts <model vgn BX-10 BillWelch.jpg>


Re: Placards - anyone make decals sets for steam era?

Robert Allan
 

Microscale set 87-975 targets 1945-1970 placards. I believe the hazmat placards were upgraded to the current format after that.

Bob
Omaha


Re: 8' IH steel frame boxcar options?

Tim O'Connor
 


here's a better illustration - Bill Welch's model from 2019


On 4/28/2022 5:34 PM, Robert kirkham wrote:

I’m looking at an F&C Virginian BX-10 kit, and wondering what might be possible if I were to “re-kit” the body and try to model something else.  

But i’m coming up short finding 8’ IH, 40’, steel frame cars using the |_|/|/|/|_|\|\|\|_|, Z-cross section frame pattern.

The target is any car that would have been in cross-country service in 1946, and was in more numerous quantities than 15 or 20 cars (sheesh!). 

Rob 

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


8' IH steel frame boxcar options?

Robert kirkham
 

I’m looking at an F&C Virginian BX-10 kit, and wondering what might be possible if I were to “re-kit” the body and try to model something else.

But i’m coming up short finding 8’ IH, 40’, steel frame cars using the |_|/|/|/|_|\|\|\|_|, Z-cross section frame pattern.

The target is any car that would have been in cross-country service in 1946, and was in more numerous quantities than 15 or 20 cars (sheesh!).

Rob


Re: Placards - Missouri Pacific examples

Charlie Duckworth
 


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: Burn Baby Burn

Hudson Leighton
 

With wood cars in a lot of cases the metal from the cars was recovered and
reused on new and rebuilt cars.

-Hudson


Re: Photos: Unloading Bulk Cement From Boxcars

Clarence Zink
 

Another view of the same machine is attached.  Sorry, but I didn't note the origin of the photo.  It was in a collection about constructing the Coulee Dam in Washington with the same 2 photos (machine and NP boxcar) as above.

CRZ


Re: Burn Baby Burn

Clarence Zink
 

I understand that this is the STEAM era group, but a few years ago the UP had a couple of wrecked box cars at the east end of the Garrett Yard in Arlington, Tx. set off the tracks.  They were cut up by UP crews.  It took about a week for a crew of 4 to cut them up.  Unfortunately, I didn't take any photos.  Bummer.  

Garrett Yard was built to service the GM Assembly plant in Arlington.  I worked nearby, so drove past the yard 2x per day.

CRZ


Model: CDLX Refrigerator Car 297

Bob Chaparro
 

Model: CDLX Refrigerator Car 297

I recently attended the Pacific Coast Region/National Model Railroad Association "Return To The Redwoods" Convention in Rohnert Park, CA.

Some of you may have read my post, “The Amazing Odyssey of CDLX (Former PFE) Refrigerator Car 297”, and you are aware that Accurail made an HO scale car for the PCR Convention.

Below is the Accurail model heavily modified by David Turner. David did the research on this car for the Convention and wanted a personal model that was closer to the prototype.

He replaced the fish belly under frame with a scratch-built straight center sill, added the correct KC brake gear and rigging, removed the ice hatch covers and running board laterals, and replaced these with covers as on the prototype.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup