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Re: how do I contact a member off list?

Andy Harman
 

At 10:34 PM 1/16/2014 +0000, you wrote:
At the bottom of every post are 5 boxes, one of which says "reply to sender". Click on it.
If you subscribe via email, you don't get those links at the bottom, however the original From: email addy is present in the header and you can copy and paste it.

Andy


Re: Seen & Heard at Cocoa Beach - Southern Car and Foundry tank car

Andy Harman
 

At 02:37 PM 1/16/2014 -0600, you wrote:

You’re right about the instructions. I think the second car, a single
dome 8K GATC car had the same instruction sheet as the first?
Annette bought several of his tank car kits - mainly because she loves tank
cars of any type, and having built a number of styrene kits she wanted to
try a resin kit. She had trouble with the instructions and so did I - a
lack of familiarity with the prototype and terminology was part of the
problem. One year at CCB - 2012 I think - John did a clinic on building
his tank cars which was very enlightening and we both attended it... only
trouble is, guess what we haven't touched since. Hopefully when we get the
kits out again we will have retained something.... that's one clinic we
should have videotaped.

I did convince her to build a RYM acid tank car, which is OT for this
forum, but exemplary in terms of instructions and fit. Hers turned out
better than mine... and was on display at Cocoa this year.

Andy


Re: Fw: Historic Americana photos

Al Campbell
 

Hello: Since most people know of the existence of www.shorpy.com about all I can add is to have several hours free to peruse this web site. Lots more railroad pictures available. Especially the WW 2 era. That should cover the STMFC requirements. Boss, don't put me in moderators jail, I can't handle the cold anymore.            Al Campbell


Re: AB brakes on PFE rebuilds

Tony Thompson
 

Bruce Smith wrote:

The Bettendorf equipped R-30-12 fleet numbered 11,900 while the built-up under frame R-30-13 numbered 7,654 cars (from the table on page 440-441 in Tony et al's PFE book) but unfortunately the proportion of each in the rebuilt classes is not shown (at least in that table)

      Thank you, Bruce, and well said. And I have no reason to doubt that the rebuilds likewise were proportioned 60% Bettendorf, 40% built-up, like the new cars. The only way to be CERTAIN would be to go through the entire rebuilt roster (which shows the previous car number of every rebuild), car by car, and count them.

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





Re: AB brakes on PFE rebuilds

Tim O'Connor
 


Looking at the ORERs it seems that the mixed R-30-9/R-40-9 cars were all
rated at the same capacity (CAPY) regardless of the underframe. Only a couple
of number series show cars with different CAPY ratings, and one of those
series (I think the R-40-8's) are listed by individual car numbers.

Tim O'




That brings up something I love about the period I model (1944)!  The rebuilt reefers of the time still showed their original class, so a R-30-12 that was rebuilt to a -16 would be an R-30-12-16.  I've been having fun swapping Red Caboose and Tichy under frames around to make both R-30-12 and R-30-13 cars, as well as these cars rebuilt to -9, -16 and -18.

The Bettendorf equipped R-30-12 fleet numbered 11,900 while the built-up under frame R-30-13 numbered 7,654 cars (from the table on page 440-441 in Tony et al's PFE book) but unfortunately the proportion of each in the rebuilt classes is not shown (at least in that table)

Regards
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


Would anyone care to venture an estimate on the proportions for each type of underframe in the various rebuild classes?

David Thompson


Re: AB brakes on PFE rebuilds

Bruce Smith
 

David,

That brings up something I love about the period I model (1944)!  The rebuilt reefers of the time still showed their original class, so a R-30-12 that was rebuilt to a -16 would be an R-30-12-16.  I've been having fun swapping Red Caboose and Tichy under frames around to make both R-30-12 and R-30-13 cars, as well as these cars rebuilt to -9, -16 and -18.

The Bettendorf equipped R-30-12 fleet numbered 11,900 while the built-up under frame R-30-13 numbered 7,654 cars (from the table on page 440-441 in Tony et al's PFE book) but unfortunately the proportion of each in the rebuilt classes is not shown (at least in that table)

Regards
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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Would anyone care to venture an estimate on the proportions for each type of underframe in the various rebuild classes?


David Thompson




Re: AB brakes on PFE rebuilds

Tim O'Connor
 

David, you're kidding right? There's probably only one person in the world
who could answer that question, your Uncle (Cousin?) Tony. :-)

Tim O'Connor


Would anyone care to venture an estimate on the proportions for each type of underframe in the various rebuild classes?
David Thompson


Re: More Albrecht photos

mikefrommontanan
 

"Trouble in Bruceford has a GTW door and a half with those CN cars. A movement of Cockshut (sic) tractors? Or paper, though the cars look rather ratty for that kind of service.

Michael Seitz
Missoula MT

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Re: AB brakes on PFE rebuilds

David
 

Would anyone care to venture an estimate on the proportions for each type of underframe in the various rebuild classes?


David Thompson


Rapido Meat reefers for sale

Ted Schnepf
 

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Re: AB brakes on PFE rebuilds

Tony Thompson
 

Ed Mines wrote:

I've noticed the air reseveroir is pretty low in photos (like R-30-12-18 on p140 & R30-21 on p144).

Apparently R-30-9 (p135) received AB brakes too and this shows a low slung reservoir 


       The cars which were rebuilt from cars with Bettendorf underframes, had "low-slung" brake equipment because the lever had to pass beneath the center sill. But any car rebuilt from a car with a built-up underframe had slots in that underframe for levers to pass through. The complication is that there were thousands of cars with either kind of original underframe. Thus you CANNOT infer arrangement for an entire rebuilt class, such as R-30-9 or R-30-21, from one photo, because you are really only seeing one of the two possible underframes. Yet another reason to choose a car number that matches a photo, so you know you can get the brakes right. Or of course, you can do it as you like, since no one carries the rebuilt rosters in their head, and cannot know whether you are wrong.

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





More Albrecht photos

gary laakso
 

  For all those bad paint jobs there is a prototype for blistered paint:
 
 
Here is a mystery truss rod refrigerator car, it does not appear to be in the FGEX/WFEX/BREX family:
 
 
Is this a Army mortuary car?
 
 
double deck , 8 door hinges on FGEX:
 
 
CP stock cars:
 
 
3 dome tank car:
 
 
huge dome on a Type X tank car:
 
 
trouble in “Bruceford” requires 3 CN door and a half single sheathed boxcars:
 
 
I must say that looking through the pictures, few of the display cars at Cocoa Beach were as dirty as these are. 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock



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AB brakes on PFE rebuilds

ed_mines
 

Thanks Tony.

 

I've noticed the air reseveroir is pretty low in photos (like R-30-12-18 on p140 & R30-21 on p144).

 

Apparently R-30-9 (p135) received AB brakes too and this shows a low slung reservoir 

 

.Ed Mines


Re: Fw: Historic Americana photos

Tim O'Connor
 


The best way to sort out all the copying and redeployment of photos on the web is

 1. When you're looking at a photo, copy the link location (URL) to the image, e.g.

      starting at http://photosilke.blogspot.com/2013/03/historic-photos.html
      search for http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d82/podakuni/Historical/story_001.jpg

 2. Go to Google Images
 3. Click on the little camera icon Search By Image
 4. Paste the URL into the search line
 5. Next to the thumbnail that appears, click on All Sizes

This is what should appear next:

https://www.google.com/search?num=30&q=1900+scranton+pennsylvania+delaware+lackawanna+and+western+railroad+yards&tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAQSWxpZCxCo1NgEGgIIAwwLELCMpwgaMgowCAESCs8H0AfOB9kHzQcaIIiqEIKMRKpXxnXZ5W2l9Jefo1RoYzY21vnHqGCWeZiWDAsQjq7-CBoKCggIARIEblZlQQw&sa=X&ei=PqLZUqnLH-alsQTQvYGgCg&ved=0CCgQ2A4oAQ&biw=1470&bih=1031

The photos are sorted from largest to smallest.

Tim O'Connor







Al,
 
Just go to www.shorpy.com.  That's where virtually all of those came from.
 
gary roe
quincy, illinois


Here�s a blog that collects quality photos from 1860-1920, principally the turn of the century.  Plenty of train, traction and steam ship photos included. � Al Westerfield

      http://photosilke.blogspot.com/2013/03/historic-photos.html


Re: Fw: Historic Americana photos

 

Yes, just search a topic.  That doesn’t guarantee you’ll find what you want but what you find will be interesting.  The beauty of the blog link is that you could look at many sequentially while on Shorpy you need to select, enlarge go back, etc. – Al Westerfield
 

Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Fw: Historic Americana photos
 
 

I want more!  They are great!  Al Kresse


From: "Al and Patricia Westerfield"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 10:33:06 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Fw: Historic Americana photos

Here’s a blog that collects quality photos from 1860-1920, principally the turn of the century.  Plenty of train, traction and steam ship photos included. – Al Westerfield

      http://photosilke.blogspot.com/2013/03/historic-photos.html



      









Re: Fw: Historic Americana photos

Gary Roe
 

Al,
 
Just go to www.shorpy.com.  That's where virtually all of those came from.
 
gary roe
quincy, illinois
 



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Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 2:42 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Fw: Historic Americana photos

 

I want more!  They are great!  Al Kresse


From: "Al and Patricia Westerfield"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 10:33:06 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Fw: Historic Americana photos

Here’s a blog that collects quality photos from 1860-1920, principally the turn of the century.  Plenty of train, traction and steam ship photos included. – Al Westerfield

      http://photosilke.blogspot.com/2013/03/historic-photos.html



      









Re: Fw: Historic Americana photos

water.kresse@...
 

I want more!  They are great!  Al Kresse



From: "Al and Patricia Westerfield"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2014 10:33:06 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Fw: Historic Americana photos

Here’s a blog that collects quality photos from 1860-1920, principally the turn of the century.  Plenty of train, traction and steam ship photos included. – Al Westerfield

      http://photosilke.blogspot.com/2013/03/historic-photos.html



      









Resin Dealers-Ahmerst Show

carl roberts
 

Hi Folks,
Can anyone point me to resin dealers that will be at the Ahmerst show next week?I see Pierre Oliver & F & C on the list, but also looking for dealers that may using a little space on somebody else s table or?
Thanks, Carl Roberts ( P.S. I want to buy some steam era freight car kits)


Re: Fw: Historic Americana photos

paul.doggett2472@...
 

Al thanks for sharing such wonderful photographs

Paul Doggett

England


Re: More Emil Albrecht pics

 

For you Mac users, CMD-Shift-4 will let you click and drag a crosshair over
the image and get the screenshot without extraneous stuff. That's how I've
been saving them.


Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: <donstrack@...>
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Date: Friday, January 17, 2014 11:18 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] RE: More Emil Albrecht pics






---In STMFC@..., <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:
Are these photos available for purchase? If so, where? They do not print
up ( at least on
my computer) off the e-mail. There ae several that I really want in my
collection.
Bill Pardie

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I have these locked down at SmugMug's request. They say that enabling
"right-click-save" lets the robots copy all the images, which they say is
coming from some off-shore organization that is copying all of their albums.
They are investigating how to prevent it, but in the meantime,
right-click-save is disabled. I can tell when I unlock an album -- the daily
views go from the normal hundreds, to 71,000+ for one album in less than 30
days.

In the meantime, you can use a screen capture program to capture the
"X3-Large" size from the icon in lower right of each image screen. I use
Snagit, a great capture program from TechSmith.

<http://www.techsmith.com/snagit.html>

I use Snagit almost daily as I do my research in newspapers and Google
books, and at Archive.org, since it captures whatever I see on my monitor,
and allows adding text to the image so that I can cite my source. I also use
it to bring multiple images into a single image, and add text (or arrows, or
lines, etc.).

Or, you can view the X3-Large image, hit Print Screen on your keyboard, then
crop the image to just the train stuff. But Snagit works a whole lot better.

Don Strack
http://utahrails.net











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