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Champ Decals website

Tim O'Connor
 

Although I made (and received) my final order from Champ,
I neglected to make a copy of the web site!! There was a heck
of a lot of useful information in that on-line catalog,
including prototype information and important information about
the application of many of the decals.

If anyone knows Connie I think it would be great if she could
put the web site back up (without decal ordering/prices/etc) as
an important online modeling resource -- Champ decals will still
be around (not the company, but the actual decals!) for another
40 or 50 years; that online catalog has real value to us.

Tim O'Connor


Re: Inspiration for Underbody Air Brake Connections

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Very interesting photos and useful, thanks.

SGL



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laakso
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To: STMFC
Subject: [STMFC] Inspiration for Underbody Air Brake Connections





In between working on truss rod boxcars and WFEX/BREX/FGEX truss rod
reefers, I came across these derailment pictures showing underbody
detailing! None of the NP truss rod boxcars derailed!

http://wrvmuseum.pastperfect-online.com/30869cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=
1CFDD4E9-9E3E-479F-91B8-621220164566;type=102

gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
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Re: Chrysler trucks

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Tom,
 
You can add B&M cabooses as equiped with the Chrysler truck. The shock is very prominent in photos.
 
Fred Freitas

--- On Thu, 9/30/10, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Chrysler trucks
To: STMFC@...
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 10:31 PM


 




Besides frequent application to General American box cars I
just noticed that first box car page of the 1953 CBC has a
photo of DL&W 10039, a 1950 Magor built 40' box car -- and
what do you know? Chrysler trucks! This is the earliest car
I've seen with these trucks.

There's a good photo of the plain bearing Chrysler FR-5E on
page 977 of the 1953 CBC too, and a drawing for the roller
bearing version on page 981.

Anyone ever compiled a list of all the cars equipped with the
Chrysler-patent trucks?

Tim O'Connor








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Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.

Bill Welch
 

Yes

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "Gene" <bierglaeser@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., "lnbill" <fgexbill@> wrote:
<snip>
The stenciling on the Accurail car looks pretty much like my Sunshine model.
Bill Welch
Bill,
May I infer then that the Accurail stenciling is suitable for 1950 and earlier?
Gene Green


Re: Finis

tmolsen@...
 

Bob,

Connie is swamped and you will receive it soon. I sent my first order in early AM on Saturday Sept. 18th and it arrived on this past Wednesday in the mid-day post.

I have two additional orders in, the last at 11:15 PM last evening, just under the wire! It never fails that you always overlook things when you try to get stuff out the door to quickly.

Best regards,

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292
tmolsen@...


Re: Air brush suggestions...

Douglas Harding
 

Another source of cheap disposable tiny cups for mixing paint, plastic disposable communion cups. They are clear plastic so test
if you use solvent paints. Being disposable, just toss them after use. Your church may use them and could provide you with a small
number, or ask at the nearest Christian book store. Usually sold in 1000 count box for about $15-20. I saw on website that sold
them in a 500 count box.

I use bamboo skewers for stirring paint. Then later use them for uncoupling freight cars. I find the layer of paint offers a
little more tooth or grip when twisting in between the coupler faces.

Doug Harding
www.iowacentralrr.org


Re: Finis

robertb@smartchat.net.au
 

I'm still waiting to see if the large order which I submitted online over a
week ago is processed. When I check my card online, they have yet to put
the charge through. However, as their website indicates, they are
overwhelmed with orders at the moment, so I'll just wait and see before
contacting them to check its progress. There is clearly no point contacting
them just yet, as they'll be flat out.

I absolutely agree with you Denny, as they will certainly be missed and
leave a "hole" in the market that needs to be filled.

Regards,

Robert Bogie
Melbourne, Australia

Original Message:
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From: Denny Anspach danspach@...
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 21:49:28 -0500
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Finis


My last order from Champ arrived today, promptly, and with minimal shipping
costs (no "handling" fees, or 1/4 oz. items shipped in large Priority Mail
boxes).

I just checked the Champ Decals web site, and today they closed their
doors for good, apparently with a fair inventory still in hand I have
some decals, or at least their envelopes from the days 50+ years ago when
they were in Cleveland, and then San Jose (Max Gray). I regret seeing a
company that has served us so well and so long, just disappear. For those
dwindling number of us who continue to paint and detail steam locomotives,
it is especially sad inasmuch as no one has yet stepped in to fill this
very narrow, but essential modeling market.

Denny

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Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento





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Re: Truck Wish List

tmolsen@...
 

Bill and Rich,

I will also second that motion! Also, I just received the flyer for Tahoe's latest new truck! A 70-Ton A-3 Ride Control truck, spring-plankless, with the 2-3-2 spring package. Brian is offering these for only $7.50 with or without semi-scale wheelsets. The usual tour-de-force that he is known for. All I can say is WOW!

Tom Olsen
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479


Re: Truck Wish List

Kathe Robin <kathe@...>
 

We need both the 30(?)and 40(?) tonners, as made by Central Valley. Used on
many 1880-1910 freight cars, including Western Union Service Trains (many of
which were still around into the '70s!), as well as tender trucks.

Max Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Skip
Luke
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 10:07 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Truck Wish List

Getting hard to find Fox Trucks .... my vote.

Skip Luke


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Finis

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
 

My last order from Champ arrived today, promptly, and with minimal shipping costs (no "handling" fees, or 1/4 oz. items shipped in large Priority Mail boxes).

I just checked the Champ Decals web site, and today they closed their doors for good, apparently with a fair inventory still in hand I have some decals, or at least their envelopes from the days 50+ years ago when they were in Cleveland, and then San Jose (Max Gray). I regret seeing a company that has served us so well and so long, just disappear. For those dwindling number of us who continue to paint and detail steam locomotives, it is especially sad inasmuch as no one has yet stepped in to fill this very narrow, but essential modeling market.

Denny

-
Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento


Chrysler trucks

Tim O'Connor
 

Besides frequent application to General American box cars I
just noticed that first box car page of the 1953 CBC has a
photo of DL&W 10039, a 1950 Magor built 40' box car -- and
what do you know? Chrysler trucks! This is the earliest car
I've seen with these trucks.

There's a good photo of the plain bearing Chrysler FR-5E on
page 977 of the 1953 CBC too, and a drawing for the roller
bearing version on page 981.

Anyone ever compiled a list of all the cars equipped with the
Chrysler-patent trucks?

Tim O'Connor


Truck Wish List

Skip Luke <salty4568@...>
 

Getting hard to find Fox Trucks .... my vote.

Skip Luke


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tahoe

Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>
 

Sorry for the inadvertent post.
Norm Larkin


Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>
 

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To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:21 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck


All 70-ton trucks had 6x11 inch journals. Pennsy liked these A-3 trucks.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

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




Depending on the journal size, these may be usable for a number of PRR trucks.

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Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

brianleppert@att.net
 

All 70-ton trucks had 6x11 inch journals. Pennsy liked these A-3 trucks.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

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




Depending on the journal size, these may be usable for a number of PRR trucks.

Rich Orr


Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

brianleppert@att.net
 

--- In STMFC@..., "rwitt_2000" <rwitt_2000@...> wrote:

Brian,

What other railroads used the A-3 70-ton Ride Control truck other than
SP and the ATSF?
Railroads that I know of are AA, ACL, ATSF, B&M, B&O, C&EI, CofG, CB&Q, CGW, CNJ, CNW, CRR, D&H, D&RGW, DL&W, DT&I, EJ&E, Erie, GM&O, GN, IC, KCS, L&A, L&N, LV, Monon, M&StL, MEC, MILW, MKT, MP, N&W, NC&StL, NH, NKP, NP, NYC, P&LE, PFE, PM, PM, PRR, RI, SAL, SL-SF, SOO, SP, SP&S, SSW, T&NO, UP, Wabash, WM, and WP.


Are you considering manufacturing a 70-ton solid bearing trucks for an
earlier design say from the 1940s?
I consider a lot of trucks <g>. But there's only so much time.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV


Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

SUVCWORR@...
 

Depending on the journal size, these may be usable for a number of PRR trucks.

Rich Orr

-----Original Message-----
From: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thu, Sep 30, 2010 12:33 pm
Subject: [STMFC] New Tahoe Model Works Truck



I just received a flier from TMW for their new American Steel
Foundries A-3 70 Ton trucks. Brian
does a super job on his trucks and he always list the railroads that
used the trucks. He includes
SP and Santa FE for this truck, however, when checking Tony's SP books
and Richard's SF
offerings I cannot find cars that I have modeled that used this
truck. Can anyone specify just
which cars used this truck on the SP and SF?

Thanks in advance:

Bill Pardie




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Re: New Tahoe Model Works Truck

rwitt_2000
 

Brain,

What other railroads used the A-3 70-ton Ride Control truck other than
SP and the ATSF?

Are you considering manufacturing a 70-ton solid bearing trucks for an
earlier design say from the 1940s?

Bob Witt


Brian Leppert wrote:

Santa Fe freight cars built with 70-ton A-3 Ride Control trucks
included

60' flat cars, class FT-7

GS gons classes GA-82, 84, 87, 92, and 96

mill gon classes GA-68, 69, 70, 80, 87, 91, 97 and 103

ballest gons classes GA-74 and 83

hopper classes GA-66, 73, 81, 86, 100 and 109

covered hopper classes GA-65, 67, 71, 75, 88, 90, 94, 101, 105, 110
and 111


Bill, Southern Pacific cars that used the 70-ton A-3 Ride Control
trucks included hoppers of H-70-7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17 classes, covered
hoppers of H-70-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 classes, gons of G-70-7, 8 and
11 classes, and flat car class F-70-10.

The Santa Fe book I need to look at is out at work, and I'm not.

There are only very minor differences between A-3 trucks made by the
different foundries (ASF, Scullin, Buckeye, etc.) My HO truck has
Scullin's foundry mark and the raised "ride control" lettering across
the top of the face, rather than across the spring seat lip.


Re: Bucyrus 200/250 ton wreck derricks

MOFWCABOOSE@...
 

Plans for 250-ton Bucyrus-Erie wreckers were in the July 1966 issue of Model Railroader.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL

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To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thu, Sep 30, 2010 8:14 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Bucyrus 200/250 ton wreck derricks





I want to model one of the SAL's 200 ton BE wreck cranes. The Athearn and Bachman shells look like a fair start. bachman has the better boom and Atheaen the better carbody.

Does anyone know if plans for these derricks have been ever published?

Bill McCoy
Jax, FL









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Bucyrus 200/250 ton wreck derricks

Bill McCoy
 

I want to model one of the SAL's 200 ton BE wreck cranes. The Athearn and Bachman shells look like a fair start. bachman has the better boom and Atheaen the better carbody.

Does anyone know if plans for these derricks have been ever published?

Bill McCoy
Jax, FL

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