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Sergent coupler/ Kadee boxcar

Mark
 

I have a few Kadee cars and wonder if anyone has installed Sergent Couplers on this brand?

Mark Morgan


Re: Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car

Dick Harley
 

On Sun May 1, 2011 Tim O'Connor wrote:

> I don't know anyone who isn't fond of armadillos.
What's not to like?

Well, how 'bout this. Just read this past week that armadillos carry
the leprosy bacterium and can transmit it to humans. Sounds like you
wouldn't want to be grabbing them off your SP flat cars (required
STMFC content), or any other freight cars for that matter.

See:
http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-leprosy-
armadillos-20110428,0,7639041.story

and
http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-armadillo-
leprosy-20110427,0,4910777.story


Cheers,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach, CA


Brakes on T&P flatcar

Jim Hayes
 

A friend is building Sunshine's #76.3, T&P 5000-5299 42' flatcar. There is
no picture or diagram showing how the brakes parts should be arranged. Can
someone tell me how it should be?

Thanks,

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


Announcing new SP book

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Signature Press is proud to announce a new book by Bob Church, "Steam Days in Dunsmuir." Official day of publication is Monday May 2 but it's up on the website right now (URL below). Here's what it comprises, with lots of info on freight operations::

The book features Dick Murdock's classic Smoke in the Canyon in its entirety, along with other fascinating stories from SP engine and train crews about working on the Shasta Division out of the division point of Dunsmuir, California until steam's end in late 1955. Here to enjoy are many great new photos of this unique division headquarters and helper point for the climb to the shoulders of Mt. Shasta and on to Oregon.
The book will be especially appreciated by SP fans, but those who like mountain railroading will also find much to like. Steam railroading enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates living history of a bygone era are certain to enjoy this book.


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, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car

Jared Harper
 

Who was the fool who armed them? Around here they are a pain in the neck digging up folk's gardens and yards.
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I came upon a rattlesnake once, hiking in northern New Jersey. No
SP flat cars though.

I don't know anyone who isn't fond of armadillos. What's not to like?


Re: PRR G24 brake equipment locations

Eric Mumper
 

Group,

Since there were no takers on the previous request, would someone with the Precision Scale HO G24 please let me know where the brake equipment is located on that car. The reservoir looks to be in the correct spot and the cylinder should then be across from it in the same center panel. Where is the triple valve on this car? Thanks.

Eric Mumper
eric.mumper@...

--- In STMFC@..., "mumpseee" <eric.mumper@...> wrote:

Group,

I am currently working on a Sunshine PRR G24 resheathed with steel sides for a 1954 era layout which means it would have AB brakes. Looking at the pictures in TKM and the Sunshine PDS it looks like the reservoir should be under the center panel. The typical USRA gon would also have the K brake cylinder in the center panel which when converted to AB brakes would probably be put in the same location. What I cannot see is where the AB valve should be located. I cannot locate my copy of Mainline Modeler from 2/2001 for Mont's article on kitbashing the rebuild.

If anybody has a brake diagram or knows where the AB valve should be, please let me know. Thanks. (The Sunshine kit has locators for the brake components, but the reservoir is not in the right location and these have been known to be suspect.)

Eric Mumper


Re: Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car

Paul Lyons
 

Gene,

Are you looking for thr RTR's? I would have thought the kits would be of more interest. I can do either RTR or bulkhead and flatcar kits with the correct 6 decals.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene <bierglaeser@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sat, Apr 30, 2011 8:36 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car




Paul,
I had forgotten about the SPHS offering these cars. I also forgot whether or not I ordered any. I am an SPHS member. I'll keep watch of the SPHS site. Lived in El Paso for 25 years. In that period of time one can acquire a certain fondness for the SP.
Gene Green

--- In STMFC@..., cobrapsl@... wrote:


Gene,
The SP Historical Society has the exclusive for the early (1949 re-weigh date) scheme. We are waiting delivery from Intermountain, hopefully the end of nexk week. I had a few at the SP Mini Meet in San Berdo today. They sold well. We will ship are Members pre-orders first and what is left will be put on the Society web page.
Paul Lyons
President SPH&TS






-----Original Message-----
From: Gene <bierglaeser@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sat, Apr 30, 2011 9:23 am
Subject: [STMFC] Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car




Apparently the current or next release of this car has lettering/stenciling appropriate for post-1956. Is there or has there been a version of this model lettered/stenciled appropriately for 1950 or earlier?
Gene Green














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Need Hutchins Ends

Riley K <riley050748@...>
 

Westerfield # 4215 and 4216. For kit 4151.

Thanks,

Riley Kinney


eMail address for Mr. Ralph Barger?

Bill Welch
 

Can someone help tell me if Mr. Ralph Barger has an email address? I
have his other vitals in Columbia, MD.

Bill Welch
2225 Nursery Road; #20-104
Clearwater, FL 33764-7622
727.470.9930
fgexbill@...


Re: Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

Yes, Richard, quite a bit like that. I used to spend time trackside with camera and Kodachrome. Had a good spot on TXDOT property from which I was regularly hassled and run off by the SP police. Once most policing duties were shifted to Pinkerton people the harassment stopped. And then along came the UP.

Gene Green

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:

On Apr 30, 2011, at 8:36 PM, Gene wrote:

....Lived in El Paso for 25 years. In that period of time one can
acquire a certain fondness for the SP.
Gene Green
Gene, is that like developing a certain fondness for armadillos, or
rattlesnakes?

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Central Soya (CSX) 1958 cu ft hopper

Clark Propst
 

I have a photo of the black 1958 car with logo CSX 104 with a reweigh of BHM 1-55
I also have CSX 153 and SHSX 110 with appear to be PS2 two bay covered hoppers in a much newer paint scheme.
Clark Propst


Re: WAB Series 20300-20749 Series Question

 

Nelson, those cars were built in 1957 by General American.
 
Rich Christie

--- On Sat, 4/30/11, Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...> wrote:


From: Nelson Moyer <ku0a@...>
Subject: [STMFC] WAB Series 20300-20749 Series Question
To: STMFC@...
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 9:20 AM


 



I ordered the Branchline Blueprint Series kit #1117, which was listed in the
Branchline catalog as built in 1953. Upon opening the box, the car was
lettered New 6-57 with the same build date. Ed Hawkins' article in the
August 1999 issue of Railmodel Journal shows a table on page 53 where the
WAB 20300-20749 series boxcars were built in July 1957, however the photo
caption for car #20631 on page 53 states the build date was July 1947. Which
is it, 1947 or 1957? Apparently, the 1953 build date in the Branchline
catalog is wrong, and the 6-57 build date on the car is wrong. I need to
decide whether to sell or change the build dates for this car, since my
cutoff date is 1953.

Nelson








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Re: Central Soya (CSX) 1958 cu ft hopper

 

Here is some info I found at the RPI site:
 
Central Soya Company bought 20 cars from ACF in August '51, series CSX 100-119. There were two builder's photos in the December '91 RMJ, as 15 were painted black and five were gray. (No. 111 was black and 115 was gray, so probably the last five were gray.)
The gray cars were painted "Carclad Enamel Gray", but no paint chip was available. The sides, ends, and roof were gray, the underframe, slope sheets, hoppers, brake parts and trucks were painted black. End lettering was white.
In both cases, "McMillen Feed Mills" was plastered across the whole top of the car in a block, slightly condensed, Gothic.
These cars had the large side cutout and 8 unevenly spaced roof hatches, with the center pair almost touching. These cars were built to the exact specifications as some Illinois Central cars. They had Champion hand brakes and Kerrigan running boards (both unusual).

Rich Christie

--- On Sat, 4/30/11, Andy Cich <ajc5150@...> wrote:


From: Andy Cich <ajc5150@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Central Soya (CSX) 1958 cu ft hopper
To: STMFC@...
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 1:21 PM


 



Intermountain's new releases for this month include a Central Soya
(reporting marks CSX) covered hopper. I once worked at a former Central
Soya plant so I would like to include this car on my 1953 railroad if this
car is indeed real and not bogus. Intermountain usually lists the
built/repaint date info for their cars. They do not list that info for this
car, and that is scaring me off.

Intermountain only has artwork on their website:

http://www.intermountain-railway.com/ho/html/48631.htm

I did find a photo of the actual model on a dealer website:

http://www.edstrains.com/HO/html/48631.htm

It looks like a NEW or REWEIGH data next to the weight stencils wasn't
included on the model. The build date on the right is illegible in the
photo.

Bowser also makes this car, and on their website they list a built date of
08-51.

Can anyone tell me if this is a real car? I really need to find a copy of
the NMRA 1953 ORER reprint.

Thanks,

Andy Cich








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Re: Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car

Tim O'Connor
 

I came upon a rattlesnake once, hiking in northern New Jersey. No
SP flat cars though.

I don't know anyone who isn't fond of armadillos. What's not to like?

Tim O'Connor

....Lived in El Paso for 25 years. In that period of time one can
acquire a certain fondness for the SP.
Gene Green
Gene, is that like developing a certain fondness for armadillos, or
rattlesnakes?

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Central Soya (CSX) 1958 cu ft hopper

North Model Railroad Supplies <nmrs@...>
 

Can anyone tell me if this is a real car? I really need to find a copy of
the NMRA 1953 ORER reprint.
Thanks,

Andy Cich



Hi Andy,

You might try the NMRA.

The listing shows the hard cover sold out but doesn't say that about the
soft cover version.

Cheers

Dave North

http://www.nmra.org/library/publications.html


Re: Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Apr 30, 2011, at 8:36 PM, Gene wrote:

....Lived in El Paso for 25 years. In that period of time one can
acquire a certain fondness for the SP.
Gene Green
Gene, is that like developing a certain fondness for armadillos, or
rattlesnakes?

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

Paul,
I had forgotten about the SPHS offering these cars. I also forgot whether or not I ordered any. I am an SPHS member. I'll keep watch of the SPHS site. Lived in El Paso for 25 years. In that period of time one can acquire a certain fondness for the SP.
Gene Green

--- In STMFC@..., cobrapsl@... wrote:


Gene,
The SP Historical Society has the exclusive for the early (1949 re-weigh date) scheme. We are waiting delivery from Intermountain, hopefully the end of nexk week. I had a few at the SP Mini Meet in San Berdo today. They sold well. We will ship are Members pre-orders first and what is left will be put on the Society web page.
Paul Lyons
President SPH&TS






-----Original Message-----
From: Gene <bierglaeser@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sat, Apr 30, 2011 9:23 am
Subject: [STMFC] Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car




Apparently the current or next release of this car has lettering/stenciling appropriate for post-1956. Is there or has there been a version of this model lettered/stenciled appropriately for 1950 or earlier?
Gene Green







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Re: Red Caboose SP 53'-6" flat car

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

Thank you, Tim.
Gene Green

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Gene

Most of the releases have used original lettering - late 1940's. Also the
undecs w/ decals have original lettering.

Tim O'


At 4/30/2011 12:23 PM Saturday, you wrote:
Apparently the current or next release of this car has lettering/stenciling appropriate for post-1956. Is there or has there been a version of this model lettered/stenciled appropriately for 1950 or earlier?
Gene Green


Re: L&N question

O Fenton Wells
 

Ed, Please contact me off group. I have a question I wnat to ask you.
Thank's,
Fenton
srrfan1401@...

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@...> wrote:




On Apr 30, 2011, at 3:02 PM, cepropst@q.com wrote:

Thanks a lot Ed, I'm ready to add the doors and weather.

I looked at the PDF at that site, link below, I didn't see the trucks
or doors listed. Hence my questions. Is this link to the wrong list?

Clark Propst

http://www.steamfreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/1937aarpdfmain.html
Clark,
The roster default is Youngstown doors unless otherwise specified. The
reason is that the vast majority of 1937 AAR box cars had YSD. Trucks
aren't listed on this roster.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins

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Fenton Wells
3047 Creek Run
Sanford NC 27332
919-499-5545
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Re: truck question

brianleppert@att.net
 

--- In STMFC@..., Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:

Brian, I'll second Tim's statement that we need this truck done to
your standards of quality and detail.

Richard Hendrickson
IIRC, the truck in question was under a L&N box car. The only image of that I have is in Ed Hawkins' article in July '91 RMJ. The photo is half-toned and too small to ID the trucks. Richard, can you send me a scan?

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

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