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Re: question about truss rods and brake wheel staffs - Wrong question ??

bill_d_goat
 

--- In STMFC@..., Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>
wrote:

Perhaps asking when truss rods were outlawed is asking the wrong
question. The more relevant questions are:

1. When were the rules changed so that truss rods alone would not
do ? -- requiring steel center sill.

After that time, truss rods might still have been used for
additional suupport.

2. At what time were strnght requirements for underframes
increase to the extent that the additional support provided by truss
rods became irrelevant.



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

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Good questions!
I know GN had rebuilt reefers with steel underframes which still
retained trussrods. Was it done that way because it was cheaper than
rebuilding with stronger steel underframes (and it was allowed) or
was there another reason?
Bill Williams


Re: question about truss rods and brake wheel staffs - Wrong question ??

Malcolm Laughlin <mlaughlinnyc@...>
 

Perhaps asking when truss rods were outlawed is asking the wrong question. The more relevant questions are:

1. When were the rules changed so that truss rods alone would not do ? -- requiring steel center sill.

After that time, truss rods might still have been used for additional suupport.

2. At what time were strnght requirements for underframes increase to the extent that the additional support provided by truss rods became irrelevant.



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


2007 New England/Northeast Prototype Meet is June 1 and 2 ...

Dave Owens
 

... Collinsville, Conn.

For more information, contact Dave Owens at daowens@... or visit
our website:

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Please pass the word about the meet.

Thanks,

Dave Owens


ADMIN: Duplicate messages

Mike Brock <brockm@...>
 

As many of you are no doubt aware, Yahoo is having some problems with duplicate messages. The STMFC has thankfully not been affected very much by this but there are a few. I have taken no action as a result of our low number of duplicates.

Mike Brock
STMFC Owner


Fun Yard photos

James Eckman
 

Go to:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/habs_haer/ (LIBRARY of Congress)

Look for the Browse Collection header,
select subject then yards!!! Includes maps as well as photos, mysteriously with a fair number of freight cars.

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Scranton Yards
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Mount Clare Shops

Plus others

Don't get lost for too long ;)

Jim


Re: question about truss rods and brake wheel staffs

Jeff Coleman
 

last summer I ordered a new "staff" type hand brake for a PPGX tank
car, very few of these cars left.
Jeff Coleman

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

Wayner's book "Freight Car Pictorial" shows a war surplus Army flatcar
in use to haul municipal trash seen at Council Bluffs on the U.P. ca.
1971. It clearly has truss rods.I know this is "the exception that
proves the rule",but I think Richard is right about there never being a
specific ban on truss rods. Of course the rules on age of underframes
would have weeded out any cars from the 1920's and earlier that had
truss rods, (assuming there were any such still in service) by the late
1960's.I saw a few vertical staff brake wheels when I first started
railfanning in the early 1970's,but they were rare by then.They were
pretty common on non-revenue equipment on C&O and NYC in my area
(Detroit, MI)however.

Larry King
<lrkdbn@...>


Re: Billboard Reefers

Russ Strodtz <sheridan@...>
 

Tim,

It is interesting to note that much later some GTW cars started
showing up with the logo of a processed foods company about a
foot square stuck on them. I will acknowledge this could have been
just a loading dock Foreman with a good supply of stickers but I
doubt there was any effort made to cover them up or remove them.

Russ Strodtz

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim O'Connor
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, 25 March, 2007 20:26
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Billboard Reefers


Guy Wilber wrote

>"Advertisements of any shipper, consignee or product,
prohibited on all cars
> except special cars of Mechanical Designation "L" and tank
cars of Mechanical
> Designation "T". In Interchange.
>
>Note. -- The name of the "home point" of the car owner or
lessee, a trade
>mark or symbol, or the name of the owner or lessee, or any
part thereof, will
>not be considered advertising."


Thanks Guy, although excepting "trade marks" would seemingly
cover a lot of
what is usually considering to be advertising. Like Tony's
example of the
Chateau Martin cars (which were not T or L) bearing 40 foot
slogans, e.g.

"For Good-ness Sake ... drink Chateau Martin Wines"

If that's just a declaration of ownership or a simple trade
mark, then I
guess I don't understand the meaning of the word "advertising".
I wonder if
you have any evidence of further relaxation of the 'ban' in the
1950's or
afterwards?

Tim O'Connor


Re: Heinz Vinegar Cars.

John Swanson <dwlscbq@...>
 

Meyers Vinegar was located in Freeport, IL. Meyers received vinegar in bulk in both the horizontal wooden tank and vertical circular vat cars. The vinegar was repackaged in jars and shipped in refers. As to whick owners cars, I have not yet found out as Meyers has been gone for years.

Personal comment. Is there any end to the facinating things involved with this hobby?

John Swanson


Re: question about truss rods and brake wheel staffs

lrkdbn
 

Wayner's book "Freight Car Pictorial" shows a war surplus Army flatcar
in use to haul municipal trash seen at Council Bluffs on the U.P. ca.
1971. It clearly has truss rods.I know this is "the exception that
proves the rule",but I think Richard is right about there never being a
specific ban on truss rods. Of course the rules on age of underframes
would have weeded out any cars from the 1920's and earlier that had
truss rods, (assuming there were any such still in service) by the late
1960's.I saw a few vertical staff brake wheels when I first started
railfanning in the early 1970's,but they were rare by then.They were
pretty common on non-revenue equipment on C&O and NYC in my area
(Detroit, MI)however.

Larry King
<lrkdbn@...>


Re: IRC AT&SF 12 panel box car

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 27, 2007, at 9:10 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

And if I recall these cars are interesting because they used a
special Santa Fe emblem that was sized to fit the 12 panel side.
As far as I know Champ was the only source for this.
Correct. The heralds applied to these cars were 2' square instead of
3', so that the stencils would fit the narrower side sheathing panels
without overlapping the rivet seams though when repainted in the
1950s 3' heralds were sometimes applied by shops that didn't have the
2' herald stencils. Champ still catalogs the 2' heralds, and, IIRC,
Microscale also has/had a set for covered hoppers which included the 2'
heralds, as the larger heralds would not fit between the side posts on
some Santa Fe covered hopper classes.

Richard Hendrickson


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Re: HO-Trucks on PSC Frameless Tankcar Kit?

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

Allen mentioned:

The ladders are so close there isn't clearance to fit most.
Even with angling of the ladders outward there was insufficient
clearance for any of my trucks even with limited curves. The Taho
archbar may be narrower, I haven't seen one yet. The solution I used
was to add a 2X6 outboard on the walkway, making the walkway wider and
mounted the ladder to that thus gaining an additional foot of
clearance for the trucks.
On my first build, I used Kadee arch bar trucks (5'-6" wheelbase) and just
clipped off the lowest rung and bottom of the stiles of the ladders. They
still look like they should as long as HO scale brakemen don't try to
actually use them...

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


Re: HO-Trucks on PSC Frameless Tankcar Kit?

Tim O'Connor
 

Allen

I have used 20/30 series coupler 'draft gear' in many cases because
they are much smaller and unobtrusive. They fit the standard Kadee
shanks found on #5, scale #58, and most other Kadees. And lastly
you can build them in several permutations allowing for subtle height
adjustments.

-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "ajfergusonca" <ajferguson@...>
I have built this kit, and it's a little sweety. Assembly is more like
a resin kit than an Intermountain. The KD 78's fit with a little
shortining of the box and the end channel. I couldn't imagine how
gross a number 5 box would look.
Allen Ferguson


Re: HO-Trucks on PSC Frameless Tankcar Kit?

ajfergusonca <ajferguson@...>
 

I have built this kit, and it's a little sweety. Assembly is more like
a resin kit than an Intermountain. The KD 78's fit with a little
shortining of the box and the end channel. I couldn't imagine how
gross a number 5 box would look. The problem with trucks isn't the
wheelbase- which is a visual problem, but the width of our HO model
trucks. The ladders are so close there isn't clearance to fit most.
Even with angling of the ladders outward there was insufficient
clearance for any of my trucks even with limited curves. The Taho
archbar may be narrower, I haven't seen one yet. The solution I used
was to add a 2X6 outboard on the walkway, making the walkway wider and
mounted the ladder to that thus gaining an additional foot of
clearance for the trucks.
Allen Ferguson


BRANCHLINE LifeLike Red Caboose & Intermountain HO RTR Freightcars

Andy Carlson
 

ALL cars are New Assembled, ready to run freight cars.

Branchline Trains of CT. has just recently joined the ranks of US companys having their plastic car offerings painted and assembled in China. I have a few of these very recently imported Branchline boxcars and reefers which I wish to offer to interested STMFC'ers. All are brand new, and are unopened new stock with no hobby store labels affixed. All prices are less shipping. If interested, contact me off-list (Please) at <midcentury@...>

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BRANCHLINE 111033 Blt. 1955 NKP riveted 50' AAR DD boxcar, delivery scheme boxcar red, black ends...................................$20.00
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BRANCHLINE Blt. 1956 ERIE riveted 50' AAR 8' SD boxcar, Delivery scheme Diamond herald..............................................................$20.00
BRANCHLINE 112174 Blt. 1929 Chicago & Northwestern 40' ACF Reefer NWX reweigh 2-56 scheme Yellow & Green.........................$21.00
BRANCHLINE 112134 Blt. 1929 Milwaukee URTX 40' ACF Wood Reefer 2-46 reweigh scheme..........................have 2....................$21.00
Same, reweigh 5-52.....................have 2....................$21.00

RED CABOOSE RR 38061 Blt. 1944 Chicago & Great Western '37 AAR boxcar 8-47 reweigh "Cornbelt Route" scheme......have 2..........$16.00
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RED CABOOSE RR 38092 Blt. 7-40 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie '37 AAR boxcar 5-57 reweigh Black cigar band Billboard lettering.....have 3.......$16.00
RED CABOOSE RR38070 Blt. 1941 New Haven Black w/ orange door '37 AAR boxcar, reweigh 8-55............have 4.................................$16.00
RED CABOOSE RR 38066 Blt 1940 LS&I '37 AAR boxcar, reweigh 10-51 boxcar red "Lake Superior & Ishpeming"......................................$16.00
RED CABOOSE RR 38009 Blt. 8-38 Canadian Pacific Square Corner '37 AAR boxcar, "Spans the World" 9-47 scheme.....have 5.............$16.00
RED CABOOSE RR 37160 Blt. 7-29 Maine Central ARA (X29) 40' boxcar, Green "Pine Tree" 2-54 scheme.........have 4...............................$16.00
RED CABOOSE RR 31002 reweigh 8-45 Mather Meat Refrigerator M.U.N.X. Orange body, red ends/roof, black hardware....................$16.00
RED CABOOSE RR 31001 reweigh 4-44 Mather Meat Refrigerator M.R.R.X.
with "refrigerator" spelled out ..........................................$16.00

INTERMOUNTAIN 49006 Pennsylvania Powered EMD F-7A (ph 1) loco # 9779 Brunswick Green with single stripe......have 4 different #'s...............$55.00
INTERMOUNTAIN same, but F-7B unit, have 2 #'s................$50.00
INTERMOUNTAIN 49102 Southern Pacific EMD F-3A Black Widow, latest run w/ metal handrails, have 300, 334, 6100 and 6137..................$60.00
INTERMOUNTAIN 48401 Blt. 7-57 Armour PCX steel ART Reefer w/ Universal brakes, and horizontal rivet strip 1/2 way up car side...Have 4.....$16.00
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INTERMOUNTAIN 48403 Blt. 6-54 URTX "Raskin Packing Co" steel ART reefer w/ horizontal rivet strip, and universal brakes 6-68 reweigh...........$16.00

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Thanks,
-Andy Carlson <midcentury@...>
Ojai CA


Re: Heinz Vinegar Cars./Yeast

Lindsay smith <wlindsays2000@...>
 

In older times, the bakers grew yeast in the plant. Farm kitchens had a crock in back of the stove and the yeast was fed sugar. Vintners guarded their yeasts because bad yeasts make poor wine; bad wine becomes brandy or vinegar. The UC Davis Agricultural College has produced several different yeast varieties. Because it is grown on site in quantity, the shipment is actually very small quantities in thermos bottles.
Heinz still sells a great quantity of vinegar; it is a significant ingredient in ketchup and pickles.
Lindsay Smith


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Re: IRC AT&SF 12 panel box car

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Barry & group,

I gave up waiting. Have three CB&T kits presently in the shop. The
first of which is about to pop out fully finished and weathered(!)...
it is amazing how that happens... :-)... in a couple of days. Used the
body and almost everything else is new. Looks fairly good to me.

Cheers,
-- Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

On Mar 27, 2007, at 9:55 PM, Barry_Roth wrote:

We still seem to be waiting for the Branchline 10'6" IH 12-panel box,
said to be "forthcoming" back then.

--- In STMFC@..., "Schuyler Larrabee"
<schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:
>
> Your point is?
>
> SGL
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On
> > Behalf Of Barry Roth
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:16 AM
> > To: STMFC@...
> > Subject: Re: [STMFC] IRC AT&SF 12 panel box car
> >
> > Is this thread redux of another, along about message #30334, May
2004?
> >



Re: IRC AT&SF 12 panel box car

Barry Roth
 

We still seem to be waiting for the Branchline 10'6" IH 12-panel box,
said to be "forthcoming" back then.

--- In STMFC@..., "Schuyler Larrabee"
<schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:

Your point is?

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On
Behalf Of Barry Roth
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:16 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] IRC AT&SF 12 panel box car

Is this thread redux of another, along about message #30334, May
2004?


Re: IRC AT&SF 12 panel box car

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Your point is?

SGL

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On
Behalf Of Barry Roth
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 12:16 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] IRC AT&SF 12 panel box car

Is this thread redux of another, along about message #30334, May 2004?

Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...
<mailto:rhendrickson%40opendoor.com> > wrote: On Mar 27,
2007, at 6:47 PM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

So, if the roof were replaced with a rectangular panel roof, and if
the ends are right, this car'd
be pretty darn good (pending etched roof walk, stirrups,
replacement
brakewheel etc., etc.)?
[etc.]

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Re: IRC AT&SF 12 panel box car

Barry Roth
 

Is this thread redux of another, along about message #30334, May 2004?

Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote: On Mar 27, 2007, at 6:47 PM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

So, if the roof were replaced with a rectangular panel roof, and if
the ends are right, this car'd
be pretty darn good (pending etched roof walk, stirrups, replacement
brakewheel etc., etc.)?
[etc.]

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Re: IRC AT&SF 12 panel box car

Tim O'Connor
 

And if I recall these cars are interesting because they used a
special Santa Fe emblem that was sized to fit the 12 panel side.
As far as I know Champ was the only source for this.

Tim O'Connor

Did the lettering on these survive for another six,
eight years or so, or did they systematically redo that? Are we
talking the map, or the other
stenciling?
Yes, these were the last Santa Fe box cars to get the maps on the right
side and advertising slogan on the left, which they kept until being
repainted. The Santa Fe was generally pretty good about repainting
cars at 8-10 year intervals, but I have photos of Bx-48s with their
original, heavily weathered paint and lettering twenty years after they
were built.

Richard Hendrickson

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