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Re: HO scale Accurail prototypes

Mark Mathu
 

I've tried to round up a list of prototypes (or near matches) of
current Accurail models, derived from various sources on the WWW.
Here is my list: any improvements, additions, corrections & comments
are appreciated -- especially for those models appropriate for
discussion on the STMFC list.
Thanks, everyone for your comments to update the list. Here's an
updated list. I've also included the original descriptions for the
models which have been updated, in case anyone wishes to comment on
the accuracy of the changes made to the descriptions.


#2000 Center-Flow ACF Covered Hopper
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/2000.htm
BN cars built in 1982. (4600 cu.ft.?)

#2300 Canton Car Co. Great Northern Twin Hopper
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/2300.htm
GN 73000-73099 built 1929 and GN 73100-73199 built 1930 by Canton Car
Co, Canton, OH

#2400 USRA Coal Hopper
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/2400.htm
Original USRA design (year?).

#2700 55-Ton Wood Side Twin Hopper
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/2700.htm
NKP 30000-30749, built 1918
[Old description: Unique to PRR. ]

#2800 55-Ton Panel Side Twin Hopper
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/2800.htm
USRA rebuilds by Union Metal Products. SLSF, RI, others.

#3100 40' Plug Door Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/3100.htm
Cars built for Soo Line, builder unknown, possibly home builds.

#3400 PS-1 Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/3400.htm
Amalgam of PS-1 details: Roof 1947-50, eight foor door 1951+, ends
1951-53, side sills 1954+.

#3500 40' AAR Single Door Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/3500.htm
1944 AAR standard design, 10'-6" height, R/3/4 late improved
dreadnaught ends. Resemble ACF boxcars built circa 1955 to 1961 for
SOO, D&M, T&P (with full-length side sills), CB&Q and C&S.
[Old description: 1944 AAR, 10'-6" height, 1/3/4 late improved
dreadnaught ends. ]

#3600 40' AAR Double Door Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/3600.htm
Cars built by GN, ca. 1956. Roof and fishbelly side sills of GN
3000-3499 built 1955 and the sides and double 6' doors of GN 3500-3999
built in 1956.

#3700 41' AAR Steel Gondola
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/3700.htm
1941 AAR design built for ACL and GM&O.
[Old description: 41' AAR Steel Gondola ]

#4100 40' Outside Braced Boxcar - wood doors and wood ends
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/4100.htm
CN 500500-503499 cars built 1923, also AC and GTW.
[Old description: CN 500500-503499 cars built 1923. ]

#4300 40' Outside Braced Boxcar - wood doors and metal ends
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/4300.htm
GTW 1 1/2 door auto cars rebuilt with single doors after reassignment
to CN.

#4500 40' Outside Braced Boxcar - metal doors and metal ends
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/4500.htm
???

#4600 USRA Double Sheath Wood Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/4600.htm
USRA double sheathed

#4700 40' Wood Stock Car
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/4700.htm
Great Northern 56050-56248, built in 1957 from wooden boxcars
constructed in 1919. The model has Murphy 5/5/5 rib ends; some
prototype cars had these ends and others had Murphy 6/7 ends.

#4800 40' Wood Refrigerator Car
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/4800.htm
BREX 75000-75999 built 1926, rebuilt without ice hatch platforms c. 1950.

#5000 50' Single Door Riveted-Side Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/5000.htm
ACF 12 panel boxcar- SP and MP. (Branchline did the more common 16
panel sides.)

#5100 50' Plug Door Riveted-Side Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/5100.htm
???

#5200 50' Double Door Riveted-Side Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/5200.htm
Close to SP class B-50-36 and B-50-38, with some work on the side sills.
[Old description: Close to some SP cars, with some work on the side
sills. ]

#5300 50' Combo Door Riveted-Side Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/5300.htm
???

#5600 50' Exterior Post Modern Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/5600.htm
ACF Precision Design X-Post Plate B boxcar from late 1960s.
[Old description: ACF Precision Design X-Post boxcar ]

#5700 50' Welded-Side Single Door Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/5700.htm
???

#5800 50' Welded-Side Plug Door Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/5800.htm
???

#5900 50' Welded-Side Double Door Boxcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/5900.htm
???

#7000 6-Panel Outside Braced Boxcar with wood ends
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/7000.htm
Closest match are several groups of IC cars built in the early
twenties by Haskel & Barker, Western Steel Car Co, and ACF.

#7100 6-Panel Outside Braced Boxcar with Dreadnaught ends
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/7100.htm
IC 176000 - 176999, built in 1927 by Pullman.

#7500 70-Ton Offset-Side Triple Hopper
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/7500.htm
AAR standard of 1935. Production of the prototype cars began in the
late 1930s and continued until at least 1960.

#8900 89-Foot TOFC Piggyback Flatcar
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/8900.htm
Bethlehem Steel 89' piggyback flat introduced late 1968.

#9200 89' Open Auto Racks (Bi-Level / Tri-Level)
http://www.accurail.com/accurail/autorack.htm
Bethlehem Steel 89' piggyback flat introduced late 1968, with
Paragon's asymmetric Para-Pac introduced in 1967.

____
Mark


Re: Sunshine kits...

Jared Harper <harper-brown@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "Jack Burgess" <jack@...> wrote:

Did I really write "...for sell"? My 8th grade English teacher would
be
rolling in her grave...try "...for sale"!
I hate to say this, but here in the South you see things "for sell"
regularly. It is a function of the dialect. You also see "boil
peanuts."
Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Re: Harold K. Vollrath

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Garth Groff wrote:
You can get very good detail at 200 dpi in color, and 300 dpi in gray scale. If you have the processor speed and the memory, you can go to 600 dpi, which I believe is what is used for magazine reproduction. A lot depends on your scanner . . . Anything smaller tends to come out really fuzzy, especially 35 mm.
Garth, these comments and numbers simply are not meaningful. If the print is sharp or not so sharp, yes, results will vary. I have scanned images up to 1500 dpi and gotten excellent detail not visible at lower resolutions, but those were good, sharp prints. I have also scanned snapshots at 300 dpi which was largely wasted resolution, as they were simply not in focus in the first place. The limit, obviously, is the silver halide grain size, though few photographers have optics capable of that level of sharpness. That would be around 4000 dpi for most B&W film.
The problem with 35 mm slides is that the original is so small. To print such an image full page width, it is enlarged 7 times. If you divide your scanner resolution by 7, you will see where you are headed unless you have a high-end slide scanner. That said, many amateur photographers took 35 mm slides as though they were snapshots, without careful focus, and yep, they tend to be fuzzy. Better scanners can't put back that lack of focus.

The real problem is that most home printers will turn detail into mud.
Again, IT DEPENDS. Scan the print at, say, 1200 dpi and then enlarge until the part you want is around 300 dpi. If the detail is in the original photo, you will now see it, NOT mud. The interplay of image size and resolution requires you to be attentive to BOTH sides of the story.

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: silver halide photography

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

ed_mines wrote:
So has anyone had recent contact with Mr. Vollrath?
Just wrote for and received permission to publish some photos a couple of weeks ago.

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


WFE eaves question

hockenheim68
 

Hi, bit of a stupid question here...

I was searching for carbody heights on WFE series 67XXX wood reefers
and I came across the FGE WFE handout. In it there was mention of the
eaves being 12'-8" above the rail. I am not sure what the deffintion of
the eaves is on cars of this construction. Is it the upper most
projection, ie the roof, or is it the little fascia that runs
underneath. Like I said, a stupid question but that is what I am best
at. Thank you in advance.

Andrew Hutchinson


Re: NYC Trailer Train Prototypes

Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>
 

Before 1960 TOFC was not possible on the NYC because of clearances. There were many bridges east of Buffalo with 15'6" clearance. That's why we saw Flexivans on NYC and TOFC on the PRR. Later NYC began running TOFC to eastern points that they could get to because clearances had been increased for the multi-level autoracks.

Malcolm Laughlin, Editor 617-489-4383
New England Rail Shipper Directories
19 Holden Road, Belmont, MA 02478


Re: "Essential" series

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

April 2003...

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com

When was the first of the series published?

SGL


"Essential" series

Schuyler Larrabee
 

When was the first of the series published?

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!


Re: Athearn C&NW 65 ft mill gon

SUVCWORR@...
 

Elden, I can get to speedwitch.com without any problem. It was down for a
day or so but it is now up. Are you sure the site isn't being blocked?

Rich Orr



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Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Bruce Nordstrand <brucen@...>
 

Great, Thanks Jerry. Will check out now

Cheers
Bruce

jerryglow2 wrote:

from the top of my bookmarks: http://www.steamfreightcars.com/ To paraphrase Ted's series in RMC, an "essential website"

Jerry Glow


--- In STMFC@..., Bruce Nordstrand <brucen@...> wrote:

Ummmm, sorry for the blonde moment, but what is the address?

Cheers
Bruce

Ted Culotta wrote:

My ISP, who also manages the domains for me, didn't let me know
until
it had expired. It has been renewed.






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Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

jerryglow2
 

from the top of my bookmarks: http://www.steamfreightcars.com/ To
paraphrase Ted's series in RMC, an "essential website"

Jerry Glow


--- In STMFC@..., Bruce Nordstrand <brucen@...> wrote:

Ummmm, sorry for the blonde moment, but what is the address?

Cheers
Bruce

Ted Culotta wrote:
My ISP, who also manages the domains for me, didn't let me know
until
it had expired. It has been renewed.



Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Bruce Nordstrand <brucen@...>
 

Ummmm, sorry for the blonde moment, but what is the address?

Cheers
Bruce

Ted Culotta wrote:

My ISP, who also manages the domains for me, didn't let me know until it had expired. It has been renewed.



Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

My ISP, who also manages the domains for me, didn't let me know until
it had expired. It has been renewed.

Regards,
Ted Culotta

Speedwitch Media
645 Tanner Marsh Road
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-6174
info@...


Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Lawrence Rast
 

Worked fine for me just now, as well as several times earlier this week.

Best,
Lawrence Rast

On Jan 18, 2008 4:58 PM, Mansell Peter Hambly <mphcd@...> wrote:




I just accessed it.

Mansell Peter Hambly
COQUITLAM, B.C.

----- Original Message -----
From: Carl J. Marsico
To: STMFC@...

Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

From what I recall, there hasn't been much activity on that site for the
last several months or so.

----- Original Message ----
From: Richard Brennan <brennan8@...>
To: STMFC@...
Cc: Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 3:06:32 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Whois says it only expired Wednesday, 16 January...
He may be able to get it back.

------------ --------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
------------ --------

At 12:55 1/18/2008, Carl J. Marsico wrote:
Too bad-there was a good amount of useful info on there...

Carl J. Marsico

----- Original Message ----
From: Tom Madden <tgmadden@worldnet. att.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 2:37:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. com, Josef Horter <jhorter@... > wrote:

Does anybody know what happened to this website? It looks like the
link now has a new owner. Thanks.
Looks like Ted let the domain name expire.







Re: As-delivered paint scheme, Ann Arbor 1400-1409

Tim O'Connor
 

Classic Freight Cars, Volume 1, page 24 -- AA #1406, black
ends and black roof

I'm looking for some information on the as-delivered paint scheme of
Ann Arbor Railroad PS-1, 40ft boxcars, from series AA 1400-1409. These
cars were part of Pullman-Standard Lot 8492, built in June of 1959.
This lot also included cars for AA parent Wabash, series WAB 7600-7609.
The Wabash cars appear to have been delivered with black ends, roof and
underframe. Did this also apply to the Ann Arbor cars?

Thanks,
Mark Heiden


As-delivered paint scheme, Ann Arbor 1400-1409

Mark Heiden
 

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for some information on the as-delivered paint scheme of
Ann Arbor Railroad PS-1, 40ft boxcars, from series AA 1400-1409. These
cars were part of Pullman-Standard Lot 8492, built in June of 1959.
This lot also included cars for AA parent Wabash, series WAB 7600-7609.
The Wabash cars appear to have been delivered with black ends, roof and
underframe. Did this also apply to the Ann Arbor cars?

Thanks,
Mark Heiden


Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Mansell Peter Hambly
 

I just accessed it.

Mansell Peter Hambly
COQUITLAM, B.C.

----- Original Message -----
From: Carl J. Marsico
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website


From what I recall, there hasn't been much activity on that site for the last several months or so.

----- Original Message ----
From: Richard Brennan <brennan8@...>
To: STMFC@...
Cc: Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 3:06:32 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Whois says it only expired Wednesday, 16 January...
He may be able to get it back.

------------ --------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
------------ --------

At 12:55 1/18/2008, Carl J. Marsico wrote:
>Too bad-there was a good amount of useful info on there...
>
>Carl J. Marsico
>
>----- Original Message ----
>From: Tom Madden <tgmadden@worldnet. att.net>
>To: STMFC@yahoogroups. com
>Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 2:37:18 PM
>Subject: [STMFC] Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website
>
>--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. com, Josef Horter <jhorter@... > wrote:
> >
> > Does anybody know what happened to this website? It looks like the
> > link now has a new owner. Thanks.
>
>Looks like Ted let the domain name expire.


Re: NYC Trailer Train Prototypes

Jeff English
 

Jace,

Your friend is absolutely correct. The Pacemaker trailers were used
for local pick-up and delivery in association with the box-car based,
expedited LCL service that the Pacemaker name promoted. LCL
shipments that started and/or ended their trip in a highway trailer
were resorted and loaded into box cars dedicated to Pacemaker
Service. During that period (1946-circa1954) NYC was not operating
any TOFC that I'm aware of.

When NYC did get into intermodal later (about 1960-ish?), it was
FlexiVan, not conventional TOFC.

Jeff English
Troy, New York

--- In STMFC@..., Justin Kahn <harumd@...> wrote:


I recently bought one of the full-scale Lionel trailer on flat car
sets, intending to convert it to two-rail. The trailers are painted
very nicely in the Pacemaker scheme, but another O scaler is pretty
sure that they were never used in train service. Who has definitive
information on that?

Jace Kahn, General Manager
Ceres and Canisteo RR Co.

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Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Carl J. Marsico <Carlmarsico@...>
 

From what I recall, there hasn't been much activity on that site for the last several months or so.

----- Original Message ----
From: Richard Brennan <brennan8@...>
To: STMFC@...
Cc: Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 3:06:32 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Whois says it only expired Wednesday, 16 January...
He may be able to get it back.

------------ --------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
------------ --------

At 12:55 1/18/2008, Carl J. Marsico wrote:
Too bad-there was a good amount of useful info on there...

Carl J. Marsico

----- Original Message ----
From: Tom Madden <tgmadden@worldnet. att.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 2:37:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. com, Josef Horter <jhorter@... > wrote:

Does anybody know what happened to this website? It looks like the
link now has a new owner. Thanks.
Looks like Ted let the domain name expire.


Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

Richard Brennan <brennan8@...>
 

Whois says it only expired Wednesday, 16 January...
He may be able to get it back.

--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------

At 12:55 1/18/2008, Carl J. Marsico wrote:
Too bad-there was a good amount of useful info on there...

Carl J. Marsico

----- Original Message ----
From: Tom Madden <tgmadden@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 2:37:18 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Steam Era Freight Car Website

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. com, Josef Horter <jhorter@... > wrote:

Does anybody know what happened to this website? It looks like the
link now has a new owner. Thanks.
Looks like Ted let the domain name expire.

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