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Re: Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

Tim O'Connor
 

The Intermountain model has a serious flaw that has been well documented.

The Exactrail model is excellent. The Ribside cars were quite nice too although less detailed.
Exactrail also produced an excellent B&O M-53 box car, but never followed up with a release
of the cars with newer doors.

https://exactrail.com/products/x-milwaukee-road-40-rib-side-box-car-milw

Tim O'Connor

On 9/21/2021 8:51 PM, Jeff Helm wrote:
Intermountain is taking reservations for theirs in several schemes, and Accurail has announced a few kits recently (from the former Ribside Car tooling).  Not sure of anyone else doing them in HO.
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Jeff Helm
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Ray Breyer
 

WP 40001-40100 were 50-foot, single sheathed, end door, auto boxcars.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL



On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 10:41:06 PM CDT, Clark Propst via groups.io <cepropst@...> wrote:


I recently picked up a WP Roundhouse 50' single sheathed, with steel double doors. Didn't notice the model had a auto door in one end till I got home. Is it still good for WP?
Thanks for all replies,
Clark Propst


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Tim O'Connor
 


Oops July 1995 as Eric said

On 9/22/2021 9:05 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

Railmodel Journal July 1996 - 9 page article by Richard Hendrickson

I think either Page Porter or Brian Leppert gets the credit for the MDC tooling.

There were 7 physically different kits

  single wood door
  double wood door
  double wood door with end door
  steel double door with end door
  steel double door with end door and nameplate on door
  steel double door with name plate on door
  steel double door

Tim O'Connor


On 9/21/2021 11:41 PM, Clark Propst via groups.io wrote:
I recently picked up a WP Roundhouse 50' single sheathed, with steel double doors. Didn't notice the model had a auto door in one end till I got home. Is it still good for WP?
Thanks for all replies,
Clark Propst




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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Tim O'Connor
 

Railmodel Journal July 1996 - 9 page article by Richard Hendrickson

I think either Page Porter or Brian Leppert gets the credit for the MDC tooling.

There were 7 physically different kits

  single wood door
  double wood door
  double wood door with end door
  steel double door with end door
  steel double door with end door and nameplate on door
  steel double door with name plate on door
  steel double door

Tim O'Connor

On 9/21/2021 11:41 PM, Clark Propst via groups.io wrote:
I recently picked up a WP Roundhouse 50' single sheathed, with steel double doors. Didn't notice the model had a auto door in one end till I got home. Is it still good for WP?
Thanks for all replies,
Clark Propst
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Eric Hansmann
 

Richard's article starts on page 12 of this July 1995 Rail Model Journal.
http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1995_7/

FYI, the Roundhouse model seems to follow real prototypes compared to the Walthers version.



Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


On 09/22/2021 6:45 AM al_brown03 <abrown@...> wrote:


Hi Clark, 

Richard Hendrickson (I think) did an article (in RMJ?) on the Roundhouse and MDC 50' SS double-door boxcars ... listing features for various roads. I'll look it up when I get home tonight, if someone doesn't beat me to it. I *think* your answer is "yes" but want to check.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.



Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

al_brown03
 

Make that Roundhouse and *Walthers*.


Re: Roundhouse 50' SS DD

al_brown03
 

Hi Clark, 

Richard Hendrickson (I think) did an article (in RMJ?) on the Roundhouse and MDC 50' SS double-door boxcars ... listing features for various roads. I'll look it up when I get home tonight, if someone doesn't beat me to it. I *think* your answer is "yes" but want to check.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Milwaukee USRA SS (faded) boxcar color question

Charlie Duckworth
 

I’ve just finished a Westerfield USRA SS boxcar and have decals to finish it as a Milwaukee RR car.  I’d like to finish as a car that’s been in service 15+ years so looking for some suggestions on using Tru-Color paints to obtain a faded boxcar finish.  

Thanks 
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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Roundhouse 50' SS DD

Clark Propst
 

I recently picked up a WP Roundhouse 50' single sheathed, with steel double doors. Didn't notice the model had a auto door in one end till I got home. Is it still good for WP?
Thanks for all replies,
Clark Propst


Re: Photo: Alton Aluminum Boxcar 1200

Clark Propst
 

I know the M&StL versions had hollow axles for lighter weight, maybe they all did? They were an issue. the axle would suck the waste out of the journal box resulting in hot boxes.
Clark Propst


Re: Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

Clark Propst
 

Besides Accurail's old Ribside Cars Exactrail is re-releasing their version. Saw them at the StL RPM.
Clark Propst


Re: [EXT] Re: [RealSTMFC] Interesting three dome tank car St Louis 23rd St yard

Bruce Smith
 

Scott,

A large group of two-dome, single compartment tank cars were built in the US during WWII for service in Europe. This was done to provide enough dome capacity while allowing the domes to meet clearences. While there has been some discussion as to whether any of these saw service in the US, they were moved on their wheels to ports of embarkation so they did traverse US rails. 

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of D. Scott Chatfield <blindog@...>
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While some multi _manway_ single compartment tank cars have been built since 1960, for phosphorus for instance, I can't recall ever seeing a multi _dome_ single compartment tank car.  Can't say that such did not exist, but if such did exist I'd love to see a photo.  

This is not to say that all the compartments of a multi-compartment tank could not be used for the same product.  Probably happened a lot during the war years.

Yes, dome-less non-pressure tanks (spec ICC-111) were built before 1960, first by Union Tank in 1956 IIRC, they were not by any means common until after 1960.

Scott Chatfield


Re: Interesting three dome tank car St Louis 23rd St yard

Tim O'Connor
 


more to the point dome-less pressure tanks were built decades earlier
although whether any of them were multi-compartment I don't know


On 9/21/2021 10:22 PM, D. Scott Chatfield wrote:
While some multi _manway_ single compartment tank cars have been built since 1960, for phosphorus for instance, I can't recall ever seeing a multi _dome_ single compartment tank car.  Can't say that such did not exist, but if such did exist I'd love to see a photo.  

This is not to say that all the compartments of a multi-compartment tank could not be used for the same product.  Probably happened a lot during the war years.

Yes, dome-less non-pressure tanks (spec ICC-111) were built before 1960, first by Union Tank in 1956 IIRC, they were not by any means common until after 1960.

Scott Chatfield



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Interesting three dome tank car St Louis 23rd St yard

D. Scott Chatfield
 

While some multi _manway_ single compartment tank cars have been built since 1960, for phosphorus for instance, I can't recall ever seeing a multi _dome_ single compartment tank car.  Can't say that such did not exist, but if such did exist I'd love to see a photo.  

This is not to say that all the compartments of a multi-compartment tank could not be used for the same product.  Probably happened a lot during the war years.

Yes, dome-less non-pressure tanks (spec ICC-111) were built before 1960, first by Union Tank in 1956 IIRC, they were not by any means common until after 1960.

Scott Chatfield


Re: Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

 

SWEET!

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

 

I believe the announcement that is being asked about is from Exactrail - https://exactrail.com/blogs/announcements/coming-soon-new-paint-schemes-and-road-numbers-of-the-ho-scale-3839-ribside-boxcar

 

It was announced in July.

 

Robert Bogie 


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Accurail?

 

 

Thanks!
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

 

I would have sworn I recently saw an announcement of a upcoming release from someone (Rapido or Exact-Rail or ?) of the classic Milwaukee rib-sided boxcars in HO RTR.
I even recall perusing a website that had details, etc, yet I can't find any information on the interweebs now.
Am I losing my marbles?
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Mendocino, CA


Re: Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

robertb@smartchat.net.au
 

I believe the announcement that is being asked about is from Exactrail - https://exactrail.com/blogs/announcements/coming-soon-new-paint-schemes-and-road-numbers-of-the-ho-scale-3839-ribside-boxcar

It was announced in July.

Robert Bogie 



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Accurail?

 

 

Thanks!
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

 

I would have sworn I recently saw an announcement of a upcoming release from someone (Rapido or Exact-Rail or ?) of the classic Milwaukee rib-sided boxcars in HO RTR.
I even recall perusing a website that had details, etc, yet I can't find any information on the interweebs now.
Am I losing my marbles?
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA

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Re: Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

Jeff Helm
 

Intermountain is taking reservations for theirs in several schemes, and Accurail has announced a few kits recently (from the former Ribside Car tooling).  Not sure of anyone else doing them in HO.
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Jeff Helm
The Olympic Peninsula Branch
https://olympicpeninsulabranch.blogspot.com/


Re: Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

 

http://www.accurail.com/accurail/3900.htm

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 


Re: Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

 

Accurail?

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of radiodial868 <radiodial57@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:39 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

 

I would have sworn I recently saw an announcement of a upcoming release from someone (Rapido or Exact-Rail or ?) of the classic Milwaukee rib-sided boxcars in HO RTR.
I even recall perusing a website that had details, etc., yet I can't find any information on the interweebs now.
Am I losing my marbles?
--
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Milwaukee Rib-side boxcars

radiodial868
 

I would have sworn I recently saw an announcement of a upcoming release from someone (Rapido or Exact-Rail or ?) of the classic Milwaukee rib-sided boxcars in HO RTR.
I even recall perusing a website that had details, etc., yet I can't find any information on the interweebs now.
Am I losing my marbles?
--
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RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA

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