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Northern Pacific Brake Component Arrangement

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


Somewhere along the line the NP became enamored with using a third lever in there brake system.  I have detail photos of this arrangement on a stock car and Rapido replicated it on their 10000 series boxcars.  I rather suspect that this was not there when the cars were delivered.  Ted Culotta does not show this in his Essential Freight Car series.  Does anyone know about when this practice was adopted?

Thanks for any help.

Bill Pardie




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Re: Moving a captured V2 from White Sands NM to Norfolk VA Navy Yard in 1947

Clarence Zink
 

From the Steam Era Freight Car website, on their "Flat Car" page:

http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/gallery/flat/slsf95701main.html
 
Is this thing on the flatcar the same as those two little side rod locos hauling around those V2 parts??

CRZ


Photo: SFRC Mechanical Refrigerator Car 1019 (Rr-66)

Bob Chaparro
 

This one, when new, just makes it into this group's era by one year.
A Bill Grandin photo:

 

http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=sfrc1019&o=atsf

Taken at Agincourt, ON., Undated.

AAR Class RPL

Series 1000-1099

100 cars built in 1960 by GATC. Some of these cars were rebuilt into Bx-195 cars, AAR Class XF, in 1979.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

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Re: PRR X-31 decals

Kemal Mumcu
 

Here’s an example…

Colin


Re: PRR X-31 decals

Kemal Mumcu
 

Hi Rob, I don’t have any x31s but I have done a pair of Rapido gondolas in a faded way. I used in the end Microscale Blue bottle decal solution. I puddled it on the lettering for about 10 minutes and then I started using toothbrush/kitchen scrubber to get the lettering faded. It worked well. It takes off some of the paint too. 


Colin Meikle 


Re: [EXT] [RealSTMFC] Moving a captured V2 from White Sands NM to Norfolk VA Navy Yard in 1947

Bruce Smith
 

This move apparently consisted of up to 3 V2 rockets, although one may have been an inert "dummy" to help with working out handling issues. 

To help y'all find the rail and related scenes, here are some time stamps
 

3:00 - moving by truck from white sands to railhead
3:40 - ATSF depot
4:00 - unloading focused mainly on trucks
5:40 - loading V2 into ATSF auto car
6:19 - loading V2 launch trailer onto PRR F30A XXX949
6:45 - COLOR film in yard, Navy Shore Patrol
7:09 - ATSF flat with transport trailer and accessories
7:30 - PRR 50' autocar 58656? being spotted
7:40 - PRR F30A being spotted
8:10 - ATSF auto car being spotted
8:29 - ATSF flat car being spotted
9:15 - a string of boxcars being spotted, possible led by a PRR X33A end door 50' car.
9:40 - PRR F30A with launch trailer being spotted
10:40 - loading rocket onto Midway (no railroad from here on out)

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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Interesting load involving Santa Fe end door auto car and PRR flat car. Some good shots of movement on the tight curves in the Navy Yard.


https://youtu.be/RHNVCnHl19M


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Re: Moving a captured V2 from White Sands NM to Norfolk VA Navy Yard in 1947

Scott
 

Interesting video for sure.  That little Whitcomb or GE or whatever it is looks like a toy pulling the cars around.  Interesting roof and running boards weathering on the Santa Fe car.

Scott McDonald


Re: Reading White Decals printed on pale blue backing.paper

Ken Adams
 

I have found a solution....I purchased an inexpensive LED backlit Illuminated Tracing Lightbox on Amazon for $19.99. 

This is the X29 decal on the lightbox. With magnification the P57 6-50 Reweigh date was located and marked with a marker pen


This is the light box box....


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Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Moving a captured V2 from White Sands NM to Norfolk VA Navy Yard in 1947

Steve SANDIFER
 

Notice the bow in the end door, most apparent when it was open.

Also notice that the last car on this train is a Santa Fe Drover Caboose. Several of there were used by the Atomic Energy Commission in guard service. (09:21)

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Moving a captured V2 from White Sands NM to Norfolk VA Navy Yard in 1947

 

Interesting load involving Santa Fe end door auto car and PRR flat car. Some good shots of movement on the tight curves in the Navy Yard.

 

https://youtu.be/RHNVCnHl19M

 

Jeff White

Alma IL

 

 

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Re: New Kit Release from National Scale Car B&O M55's

Tim O'Connor
 

Brian

Yeah, I actually jumped onto the web site hoping to find undec 10-foot inside height cars
with 10 panel sides (very useful because the ends and roof are separate) but no such luck. :-(

Tim O'Connor

On 10/31/2021 12:43 PM, Brian Carlson via groups.io wrote:
Intermountain undec kits have been “reserve now” for years. I’ve had several on order for 3-4 years.

For the mini-kit you’d be better off with the IM 1937 AAR car so you don’t have to cut off the end.

 I have a half dozen IMWX 1937 AAR kits for kitbashing stock when I need a “standard” 1937 AAR car.

Brian J. Carlson
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: New Kit Release from National Scale Car B&O M55's

O Fenton Wells
 

I believe the Branchline Yardmaster cars are 10'-0" IH and the ends are separate but you do have to shave off the ladders.  We used to make a lot of the USRA rebuilds for the Cocoa Beach Shake 'N Take under the late Greg Martins wonderful leadership.
Fenton

On Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 12:43 PM Brian Carlson via groups.io <prrk41361=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Intermountain undec kits have been “reserve now” for years. I’ve had several on order for 3-4 years. 

For the mini-kit you’d be better off with the IM 1937 AAR car so you don’t have to cut off the end.

 I have a half dozen IMWX 1937 AAR kits for kitbashing stock when I need a “standard” 1937 AAR car.  

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 31, 2021, at 12:16 PM, Ken Adams <smadanek44g@...> wrote:

The website http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/1937aarmain.html indicates they had 6' doors.  Intermountain lists undecorated kits https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-38600.htm as reserve now.  

Just in case you were quick enough to reserve the NSC kit. 
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Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io

--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY



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Re: Moving a captured V2 from White Sands NM to Norfolk VA Navy Yard in 1947

Kenneth Montero
 

At 9:16 and onward, note the brakeman on top of the middle boxcar giving hand signals to the engineer. Same signal as was given by a brakeman in a previous posting.

Ken Montero


On 10/31/2021 11:05 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



Skip to the freight cars  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHNVCnHl19M&t=333s


On 10/31/2021 2:43 AM, Jeffrey White wrote:

Interesting load involving Santa Fe end door auto car and PRR flat car. Some good shots of movement on the tight curves in the Navy Yard.


https://youtu.be/RHNVCnHl19M


Jeff White

Alma IL


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: New Kit Release from National Scale Car B&O M55's

Brian Carlson
 

Intermountain undec kits have been “reserve now” for years. I’ve had several on order for 3-4 years. 

For the mini-kit you’d be better off with the IM 1937 AAR car so you don’t have to cut off the end.

 I have a half dozen IMWX 1937 AAR kits for kitbashing stock when I need a “standard” 1937 AAR car.  

Brian J. Carlson 

On Oct 31, 2021, at 12:16 PM, Ken Adams <smadanek44g@...> wrote:

The website http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/1937aarmain.html indicates they had 6' doors.  Intermountain lists undecorated kits https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-38600.htm as reserve now.  

Just in case you were quick enough to reserve the NSC kit. 
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io

--
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: New Kit Release from National Scale Car B&O M55's

Ken Adams
 

The website http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/1937aarmain.html indicates they had 6' doors.  Intermountain lists undecorated kits https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-38600.htm as reserve now.  

Just in case you were quick enough to reserve the NSC kit. 
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Moving a captured V2 from White Sands NM to Norfolk VA Navy Yard in 1947

Ken Adams
 

Prototype for the toy missile in a box car in the 1950's?
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Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
Owner PlasticFreightCarBuilders@groups.io


Re: Reading White Decals printed on pale blue backing.paper

Lester Breuer
 

Ken sorry photo did not attach properly in prior post so here it be.

Lester Breuer


Re: Reading White Decals printed on pale blue backing.paper

Lester Breuer
 

Ken I was cutting out Speedwitch Media decals this morning.  As yourself when I got to the reweigh dates I could not read them without help.  I used a 8x lupe, not expensive as plastic, to read the clear well printed decals with white lettering on blue paper.   I had to hold the decals in light hitting the paper held at an angle to read.   It is a method that works for me.  I have attached photo of Lupe.   Just another method you might try in the future if you have a lupe.

Lester Breuer


Re: Cudahy General American reefer reweigh.

Steve and Barb Hile
 

I have several photos on my computer showing ECH with dates from 35 to 52.  The earlier ones clearly show periods for separators such as

 

E.CH. 2.35

 

The periods are less distinct by the mid to late 40’s and don’t show in 52

 

ECH 6 52

 

Hope this helps.

 

Steve Hile

 

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East Chicago.  I have it as EC in a photo with a 1929 reweigh, but the (mostly) Hendrickson tabulation gives it as ECH.  Hopefully someone has a later photo where it is legible.
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Re: Moving a captured V2 from White Sands NM to Norfolk VA Navy Yard in 1947

Tim O'Connor
 

On 10/31/2021 2:43 AM, Jeffrey White wrote:

Interesting load involving Santa Fe end door auto car and PRR flat car. Some good shots of movement on the tight curves in the Navy Yard.


https://youtu.be/RHNVCnHl19M


Jeff White

Alma IL


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Moving a captured V2 from White Sands NM to Norfolk VA Navy Yard in 1947

Jeffrey White
 

Interesting load involving Santa Fe end door auto car and PRR flat car. Some good shots of movement on the tight curves in the Navy Yard.


https://youtu.be/RHNVCnHl19M


Jeff White

Alma IL



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