Date   

Re: C&NW PS-1

olin4812
 

Of course, C&NW did have PS-1's with 8 foot Camel doors, they were just in the later paint scheme .......

Olin Dirks
Omaha, NE


Re: C&NW PS-1

Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>
 

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

Speaking of the Walthers (now Accurail's) PS-1 box car, here's
one listed as an Athearn, with 8' Youngstown doors instead of
the correct 6' Superior doors... and three happy bidders have
run it up so with shipping they'll be shelling out almost $18.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290316639018

It warms my heart to think my foobie collection may fetch more
than the scrap value of polystyrene...

Tim O'Connor
Warms my heart too, Tim... manufacturers need to get a return on their investment so they can make new things. However, it isn't Accurail. It's either the model Roco tooled for AHM that later was sold by Walthers, or the model Liliput tooled for AHM that was later sold by Con-Cor. Judging from the quality of the lettering, I'd say the former.

The Accurail model was tooled by Tap Industries for McKeen, and never had the "claws" to hold the door on the track.

Dennis


Re: C&NW PS-1

Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
 

Tim and friends,

Way down at the bottom of the page it says this: "While I will endeavor to accurately describe any item I put up for sale . . . ." Obviously not much of an endeavor.

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff

Tim O'Connor wrote:

Speaking of the Walthers (now Accurail's) PS-1 box car, here's
one listed as an Athearn, with 8' Youngstown doors instead of
the correct 6' Superior doors... and three happy bidders have
run it up so with shipping they'll be shelling out almost $18.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290316639018

It warms my heart to think my foobie collection may fetch more
than the scrap value of polystyrene...

Tim O'Connor



C&NW PS-1

Tim O'Connor
 

Speaking of the Walthers (now Accurail's) PS-1 box car, here's
one listed as an Athearn, with 8' Youngstown doors instead of
the correct 6' Superior doors... and three happy bidders have
run it up so with shipping they'll be shelling out almost $18.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290316639018

It warms my heart to think my foobie collection may fetch more
than the scrap value of polystyrene...

Tim O'Connor


TT scale freight car list 1950s - help

Brian Chapman <cornbeltroute@...>
 

Recently I've transitioned to TT scale (1:120). TT is known by its practitioners as a builder's scale; it is from necessity.

I'm hopeful a member or two here will help me compile a basic list of common freight cars in wide interchange service in the 1950s. Rolling stock that was common in the mid-1950s but was still seeing plenty of service in the 1960s, too.

Flat
Gon
Tank
Box
Hopper
Covered hopper
Other

TT is largely a British and European scale, few North American prototypes exist. Anyone willing to give us a hand? We've got lots of drawings and CLCs to consult. But, we could use some direction.

Thanks much,

Brian

Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa


Shipping is free for the rest of May!

smason22000 <smason2@...>
 

Hi folks,

Last week, the United States Postal Service raised the rates for all first class postage. This effects my DVD's. So, to celebrate the government's new found solvency, I'm offering free shipping on all DVD's until the end of the month.

Here's how it works: Go to my website: www.scottymason.com, and purchase any Scotty Mason DVD title or titles, follow the checkout procedures, and pay as you normally would. You'll be charged shipping. It's just the way the system is set up. As soon as I receive your order, I'll credit the shipping charges back to you.

Here's your chance to get caught up on your Scotty Mason DVD collection. Remember, this offer is good until June 1st, so take advantage now!

Scott
www.scottymason.com


Re: RC PFE R-30-9 (was RC PFE R-30-12-9)

Gene Green <bierglaeser@...>
 

Thanks to Bruce Smith and Tony Thompson for suggestions to cure the "light-bulb-effect." I'll try both. Even in my hands, what could go wrong? :-)

Gene Green


Re: Smithsonian photo collection

Roger Hinman <rhinman@...>
 

I have ordered prints within the last year by email, they're slow but
they finally came. I do have their Haskell & Barker catalog which
I bought years ago which allows me to specify the negative I want. I
do not know if they still make these catalogs available. Persistance
is the best recommendation when dealing
with them.

Roger Hinman.

On May 17, 2009, at 9:18 AM, Tim Meyer wrote:



Hi

I need some help here also. I have purchase prints from the National
Archives of Canada but the Smithsonian is not as easy.

Thanks

Tim

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

How does one gain access to the Smithsonian's photo collections? I
am thinking specifically of the Haskell & Barker collection.

--
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: HO scale Pullman-Standard IC 40' boxcar...

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

Richard--

Many thanks to Tony and yourself for the quick response. The good side of this is that I have an inaccurately decorated Accurail CN car that'll become a model of this IC car series.

Steve Lucas.

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

On May 16, 2009, at 6:35 PM, Steve Lucas wrote:

In the June 2009 MR, at the top of page 12 is a photo of an
Accurail car decorated as IC 30504. Comments, please, on the
accuracy of this model from those "in the know"? To my eye, it
doesn't look like a PS-1.




It isn't. It's one of a large number of postwar AAR box cars (IC
30500-31999) built in the late 1940s with diagonal panel roofs,
improved Dreadnaught ends, postwar style corrugated doors, and ten
panel riveted side sheathing, as accurately modeled by Branchline.

Richard Hendrickson





Re: HO scale Pullman-Standard IC 40' boxcar...

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Steve Lucas wrote:
In the June 2009 MR, at the top of page 12 is a photo of an Accurail car decorated as IC 30504. Comments, please, on the accuracy of this model from those "in the know"? To my eye, it doesn't look like a PS-1.
I guess "Inaccurail" strikes again. It's not a like a PS-1 is really much like the prototype IC cars.

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: HO scale Pullman-Standard IC 40' boxcar...

Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 16, 2009, at 6:35 PM, Steve Lucas wrote:

In the June 2009 MR, at the top of page 12 is a photo of an
Accurail car decorated as IC 30504. Comments, please, on the
accuracy of this model from those "in the know"? To my eye, it
doesn't look like a PS-1.




It isn't. It's one of a large number of postwar AAR box cars (IC
30500-31999) built in the late 1940s with diagonal panel roofs,
improved Dreadnaught ends, postwar style corrugated doors, and ten
panel riveted side sheathing, as accurately modeled by Branchline.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Tahoe Trucks

rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

Gee, guess my timing was right. Could you please email me your 'catalog' when the Coil-Elliptic Truck's are available.
Thanks much for your efforts,
Clark Propst
Email cepropst@...

--- In STMFC@..., "Brian Leppert" <b.leppert@...> wrote:

No website, but I expect to announce the Coil-Elliptic Truck's availability late next week on this list.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV


Re: Smithsonian photo collection

Tim Meyer
 

Hi

I need some help here also. I have purchase prints from the National Archives of Canada but the Smithsonian is not as easy.

Thanks

Tim

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

How does one gain access to the Smithsonian's photo collections? I am thinking specifically of the Haskell & Barker collection.

--
Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


HO scale Pullman-Standard IC 40' boxcar...

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

In the June 2009 MR, at the top of page 12 is a photo of an Accurail car decorated as IC 30504. Comments, please, on the accuracy of this model from those "in the know"? To my eye, it doesn't look like a PS-1.

Thanks in advance,

Steve Lucas.


Re: Scalecoat Boxcar Reds

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

I agree with you totally, Tim, but this may lead to a discussion that leads me to hear the creaking hinges of Moderator Jail...

I personally have made index cards with different commercial paint colours (Modelflex, Floquil, Scalecoat, Accupaint, etc.) on them for comparison against prototype photos.

Steve Lucas.

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


Every modeler who does painting should have a whole bunch
of "box car red" colors from nearly orange to nearly maroon
and everything in between... :-) They're all correct for some
cars, at some times...



At 5/16/2009 05:19 PM Saturday, you wrote:
Thanks for the help

Tim

--- In STMFC@..., "pennsylvania1954" <stevehprr@> wrote:

Hi Tim--I suggest you call Scalecoat and have them send you a color chart. Red to Brown:
Oxide Red, BCR#2, PRR FCR, BCR#3, BCR.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


--- In STMFC@..., "Tim Meyer" <floridatenwheeler@> wrote:

I need some help. There are three Scalecoat Boxcar Reds. Plus Red Oxide and PRR Freight Car Red.

On a scale of red to brown how would then go?

Trying to match up CNW #3 Red-Brown freight car paint.

Thanks

Tim


Re: Scalecoat Boxcar Reds

Tim O'Connor
 

Every modeler who does painting should have a whole bunch
of "box car red" colors from nearly orange to nearly maroon
and everything in between... :-) They're all correct for some
cars, at some times...

At 5/16/2009 05:19 PM Saturday, you wrote:
Thanks for the help

Tim

--- In STMFC@..., "pennsylvania1954" <stevehprr@...> wrote:

Hi Tim--I suggest you call Scalecoat and have them send you a color chart. Red to Brown:
Oxide Red, BCR#2, PRR FCR, BCR#3, BCR.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


--- In STMFC@..., "Tim Meyer" <floridatenwheeler@> wrote:

I need some help. There are three Scalecoat Boxcar Reds. Plus Red Oxide and PRR Freight Car Red.

On a scale of red to brown how would then go?

Trying to match up CNW #3 Red-Brown freight car paint.

Thanks

Tim


Re: Scalecoat Boxcar Reds

Tim Meyer
 

Thanks for the help

Tim

--- In STMFC@..., "pennsylvania1954" <stevehprr@...> wrote:

Hi Tim--I suggest you call Scalecoat and have them send you a color chart. Red to Brown:
Oxide Red, BCR#2, PRR FCR, BCR#3, BCR.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


--- In STMFC@..., "Tim Meyer" <floridatenwheeler@> wrote:

I need some help. There are three Scalecoat Boxcar Reds. Plus Red Oxide and PRR Freight Car Red.

On a scale of red to brown how would then go?

Trying to match up CNW #3 Red-Brown freight car paint.

Thanks

Tim


PAC NOR WEST Prototype Modelers Meet

Greg Martin
 

Rails by the River ~ PAC NOR WEST
Prototype Modelers Meet

Date: August 21 and 22, 2009 Mark you Calendar!

Location: Center 50+ Salem Senior Center
3615 Portland Road NE
Salem, OR 97301

Friday from 3 PM until 9 PM
Saturday from 8 AM until 5 PM

We Welcome All Scales All Eras All Model Railroad Interest

* Clinics and Prototype Presentations scheduled for Friday evening
and all Day Saturday
* Presenters will include Richard Hendrickson and Tony Thompson and
others
* There will be vendors /manufacturers representing their products
* Operating FREE-MO Layout ~ Freight cars ~ Locomotives ~ Passenger
Cars
* Dioramas ~Historical Societies Structures ~Standard and Narrow
Gauge
* All Railroads from all Eras are Welcome and all Skill levels are
encouraged
Pre registration for both days is $25.00 or $30.00 at the door

Saturday only registration $20.00 Registration at the door begins Friday
at 3 PM

Contact : _http://railsbytheriver.com/_ (http://railsbytheriver.com/)
(http://railsbyttheriver.com)

Phone: (503) 581-4758 (503) 930-4916 cell

email: _tgregmrtn@... (mailto:tgregmrtn@...)

The Facility is less than six months old. We'll be proud to have you.

hosted by Interchange Promotions

WE are a grass group so we are asking you all to help us spread the
word...

**************An Excellent Credit Score is 750. See Yours in Just 2 Easy
Steps!
(http://pr.atwola.com/promoclk/100126575x1222377005x1201454319/aol?redir=http://www.freecreditreport.com/pm/default.aspx?sc=668072&hmpgID=62&bcd=May
Excfooter51609NO62)


Re: C&IM 70-ton gondola car builder and date

water.kresse@...
 

Dear A. T.,



I got your package of sketches with dimensions.  Thanks so much!



Don't know if the center sill would be similar to that used with the "fishbelly" Virginian 120-ton gons (attached sections, work in progress via Bob Hudman -- bolster, center and on slope).  I presume regular AB-10 brakes?



Al kresse

----- Original Message -----
From: "proto48er" <atkott@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:40:14 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] Re: C&IM 70-ton gondola car builder and date

Al -

If you want a copy of my measurements for the 1948-era car, send me a private message with your snail mail address and I will send you a copy (3 pages).  I even have a couple of detailed photos of the brake equipment under the car.  

I wonder whether the PS drawings for the 1927-built cars still exist.  Would like to build one of them.  My old efforts were bad - used brass Drednaught ends, but did not reverse them!  Only finished one car, then sold them all after hearing they were in captive service.  Became interested in them again after seeing one of them down here!  

Incidentally, I saw/measured that car back in 1980!  Thought it was only 10 years ago!  How time flies when having fun!!

A.T. Kott

--- In STMFC@..., water.kresse@... wrote:



Mr. A.T. Kott,



Thanks for the clarifications.  I found two images of C&IM 7199 in my 1937 CBC (overhead interior and near side view).  The interior shot clearly shows the Murphy style ribs.  The captions have the key data.  If the Illinois Bituminous coal packing density weighed around 54 pounds/cu ft it would hit its load limit of 155,000 pounds without heap.



Actually, I believe I saw three types of end panel rib-ends: pointed (Murphy), flattened, and split or bi-forcated(sp).



So all came out of Pullman, but different plants?



1927 Lot 5423 Michigan City

1937 Lot 5562 Hammond

1948 Lot 5909 Butler      



You have to wonder how much series-specific tooling they kept in their back lots. 



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Tahoe Trucks

Brian Leppert <b.leppert@...>
 

No website, but I expect to announce the Coil-Elliptic Truck's availability late next week on this list.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@..., "Clark Propst" <cepropst@...> wrote:

Does the Tahoe Trucks guy have a website? I'm in need of some trucks and wart to see if the 'CGW' truck (leaf/coil combo) he talked about at last Naperville meet is out yet.
Thanks,
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

115461 - 115480 of 197029