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Re: USAX 38005 heavy duty flat

smithbf@...
 

AHM / Roco had a heavy duty fishbelly flat in HO similar to the car
in the
picture. I don't know if the car has been offered in the recent decades
but
it did exist (along with the more familiar depressed center flat) as an
AHM
import during the mid 60's.
AMTRAK had some of these cars which they inherited from DODX.
Charlie Vlk
Charlie,

The Roco car is pretty good for the 1953 Magor built cars. USAX is not
one of these (obviously, given the 1949 date <G>, but also due to some
construction spotting features like sill height) so that's why I was
asking. I am curious to know more about its history.

Regards
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn AL


FW: [NP Modelers] Re: New NP models coming

Tim O'Connor
 

Charlie Vlk wrote

I haven't cross-referenced them with the NP equipment, but I know
that the CB&Q built flatcars using a NP design that, at least
generally, looks like the models being discussed here.
Yep. Aaron has photos of his model on his web site, and mentions
the NP/CB&Q/SP&S cars. The CB&Q cars had one minor difference that
he points out.

W&R did these in brass years ago, as well as the rebuilt bulkhead
cars. Byron Rose was very annoyed because the W&R cars used oversize
stringers on the underframe!

Ted, when you do those NP single sheathed 50 footers, I will be one
happy camper! One thing lacking on 1950's layouts is enough of the
1920's 50 foot cars...

Tim O.


rookie writer

lnbill <bwelch@...>
 

Two copies of RMJ arrived yesterday along with original photos. It
looks like the only thing that did not go as planned, other than not
having model photos, was that the two builders photos alluded to in
the text were not used. No editing was done to the text or the photo
captions, which IMO is a positive thing and a negative thing. Even
the best writers profit from a good editor, and I would have
appreciated more/any back and forth about the article, and in fact I
made what in retrospect was misleading statement that I wish an
editor with a good historical undestanding of World War Two era
operations could have helped me recast. Also, given the range of
information I included to give readers a good historical perspective
of the FGE/WFE/BRE consortium, this was a long article, but made
longer by some unnecessary wordiness that a good editor could have
helped me with.

But actually, I have little to complain about, and appreciate the
fact that Bob S. allowed for the fact that I knew the subject. I do
wish he had waited until the model was available, but now it opens up
the possibilty of a follow-up article.

I offer all of this as encouragement to people on this list as
encouragement to share your knowledge. I have realized that I have
invested a significant amount of money in collecting photos and that
doing articles is a great way to justify some of that expense and
recoup some of it, or using the money to upgrade to a digital camera,
for example.

Bill Welch


FS: 1957 ORER

Dave Nelson <muskoka@...>
 

$25 seems cheap. Don't know seller.

Dave Nelson

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2. The Official Railway Equipment Register : of the United States, Canadian
and Mexican Railroads, showing by car numbers, the marked capacity, length,
dimensions and cubic capacity, of cars used to transport freight. Vol
LXXIII, No. 2, October 1957, Quarterly. Issued by the Railway Equipment and
Publication Company, New York. Spine says I.C.C. R.E.R. No. 325. Softcover.
About the size of a phone book. xxii + 864 pages. Covers are Fair (covers
worn, with soil & rubbing; spine edges are taped). Interior is VG.
(Keywords: NAUTICAL & TRANS) The price of the book is US$ 25.00 UPS Priority
Mail $6.50 for the first item, $3.25 for each additional item. UPS Media
Mail $4.50 for the first item, $2.25 for each additional item. Oversize
items or multi-volume sets may cost extra. Insurance is available for an
additional charge. Artists and Authors is not responsible for loss or
damage of uninsured shipments. Overseas shipping is available. Returns
accepted within 7 days of receipt only if book is not as described and only
if buyer calls first. We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, and American
Express. In addition, books may be reserved for up to 7 days while payment
by certified check or money order is mailed.

Please reference the seller's book # 47824 when ordering.

The seller is Artists and Authors
108 Washington Street , Marblehead, MA, U.S.A., 01945-3554.
<mailto:info@...> Ph: 781-639-0400 Fax: 781-639-4906 Terms
of sale: All books listed are hardcovers unless otherwise noted. Dust
jackets are protected with clear mylar covers whenever possible. UPS
Priority Mail $6.50 for the first item, $3.25 for each additional item. UPS
Media Mail $4.50 for the first item, $2.25 for each additional item.
Oversize items may cost extra. Insurance is available for an additional
charge. Authors and Artists is not responsible for loss or damage of
uninsured shipments. Overseas shipping is available. Returns accepted
within 7 days of receipt only if book is not as described and only if buyer
calls first. We accept payment by Visa, and Mastercard. In addition, books
may be reserved for up to 7 days while payment by certified check or money
order is mailed.


FS: 1962 Moody's Industrials

Dave Nelson <muskoka@...>
 

New this morning (Mar 17).

Useful for locating/understanding history of major industries and their
products. Amount of detail info varies considerably, from none to some.
I've not seen one this modern so I can't comment further on what to expect.
I have two ('47 and '54) and find both useful.

Very hard to find. Price is on the high side but then it's available and
that's normally not the case. Don't know seller.

Dave Nelson
--------------------------------------------

1. Moody's Industrial Manual by John Sherman Porter Moody's Investors
Service, 1962 Hard Cover. Very Good Clean Solid Copy. First Edition.

The price of the book is US$ 125.00The seller is Nancy's Books

PO BOX 287 , Washington, NJ, U.S.A., 07882.

< <mailto:nancysbooks@...> mailto:nancysbooks@...>

Terms of sale: Terms: I accept personal or business checks or money orders
in U.S. dollars, or drawn on a U.S. bank. Please make check/money order
payable to: Nancy Blahnik. New Jersey residents please add 6% state sales
tax. There are two ways to process your order electronically. You may use a
credit card through ABE COMmerc, by selecting the book, and putting in your
credit card info (See bottom left of this page). I also accept payments
through PayPal. I cannot process a credit card transaction any other way.
Shipping: Orders shipped United States Postal Service unless otherwise
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for 1st book + $1.00 for each additional book. Add $1.50 to each book for
USPS Priority mail. International orders: shipped surface mail unless
otherwise requested. $6.00 for first book + 2.00 for each additional book.
Allow 2-12 weeks for out-of-country shipping. International airmail also
available with shipping charges adjusted. For large orders, postage,
insurance & handling will be billed at cost. All shipments within the United
States are insured to protect the buyer against shipping loss or damage. In
the event of damage or loss, we will provide the buyer with the insurance
receipt so that the buyer may file an insurance claim with USPS. If
insurance is needed for purchases shipped outside of America, please inquire
as to the post office costs. Ordering Info: Payment is due within 7 calendar
days of our 'order confirmation email'. Each of our books has a unique
seller's book id #. Please put this item # on your order. Books are
returnable for a full refund within 10 days if not as described, not
including postage. They must be returned in original condition.


Re: USAX 38005 heavy duty flat

Charlie Vlk
 

AHM / Roco had a heavy duty fishbelly flat in HO similar to the car in the
picture. I don't know if the car has been offered in the recent decades but
it did exist (along with the more familiar depressed center flat) as an AHM
import during the mid 60's.
AMTRAK had some of these cars which they inherited from DODX.
Charlie Vlk


Re: FW: [NP Modelers] Re: New NP models coming

fuchst900
 

If the CB& Q had these cars, do you know if the C&S or FW&D also had them. I would be interested in diagrams and will have to see if I have the #15 Bulletin. Thanks, Steve Fuchs

Charlie Vlk <cvlk@...> wrote:I haven't cross-referenced them with the NP equipment, but I know that the
CB&Q built flatcars using a NP design that, at least generally, looks like
the models being discussed here. This is the class FM14 53'-6" straight
side sill fishbelly centersill flat 80200-29249 built at Galesburg and
92075-92349 at Havelock on the Q. During
1944 these were equipped with metal housings to carry B29 wing root fusalage
and nose sections to Martin-Marietta's Fort Cook, Nebraska B29 assembly
plant. The
housings were removed strarting in September 1945 when B29 production ceased
at the end of the war.
Presentation drawings of the FM14 with the housing were in Burlington
Bulletin No.15. IIRC I have some construction drawings on the cars in my
collection if anyone needs them.
Charlie Vlk



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Re: FW: [NP Modelers] Re: New NP models coming

Charlie Vlk
 

I haven't cross-referenced them with the NP equipment, but I know that the
CB&Q built flatcars using a NP design that, at least generally, looks like
the models being discussed here. This is the class FM14 53'-6" straight
side sill fishbelly centersill flat 80200-29249 built at Galesburg and
92075-92349 at Havelock on the Q. During
1944 these were equipped with metal housings to carry B29 wing root fusalage
and nose sections to Martin-Marietta's Fort Cook, Nebraska B29 assembly
plant. The
housings were removed strarting in September 1945 when B29 production ceased
at the end of the war.
Presentation drawings of the FM14 with the housing were in Burlington
Bulletin No.15. IIRC I have some construction drawings on the cars in my
collection if anyone needs them.
Charlie Vlk


Re: FW: [NP Modelers] Re: New NP models coming

Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
 

Jim:

Yes, I believe they are. I had these on the radar before I had heard about Aaron's plans. For the time being, I won't expend the effort on them. However, if Aaron has the same problems with shipping that he has had in the past, I will produce my own versions. Since Tom Madden will be casting them, a good supply of castings should not be an issue. If they are not the same prototype, then I will continue. I have had access to phenomenal builder's photos of these flats that I hate to have go unused. The next offering after the Southern gons will be the NP 50' 1-1/2 door single sheathed auto cars. I know many people have been waiting on the Southern gons. I should have the parts to assemble into the one-piece body by Saturday. Formal "launch" of the kit is tentatively scheduled for the Savannah meet in early April.

Regards,
Ted Culotta

On Mar 17, 2005, at 11:37 AM, Jim and Lisa Hayes wrote:


Ted, is this the same NP flatcar Speedwitch is doing?

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon

-----Original Message-----
From: D R Stinson [mailto:dano@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 7:06 AM
To: NP Modelers list
Subject: [NP Modelers] Re: New NP models coming


Earlier in the week we had a short discusson about the Aaron Gjermundson NP
stockcar and flatcar kits. I have just gotten word from Aaron that these
masters have been slightly modified to make them easier to produce and
should be on their way to the commercial resin caster he has found to work
with in the next couple days. I have personally had some contact with the
resin caster he's working with, and this person is a professional with a
good reputation. He's done some stuff for Martin Lofton at Sunshine, so you
know his quality has to be pretty good. There is a good chance we could see
these kits back on the market in a few months. As I noted, I'm sure Aaron's
business practices have changed a lot from his earlier experiences, and I
know he has some serious regrets about his previous efforts.

If you want to know more, Aaron has created a web site to keep people
informed about what's happening. It's at www.northernspecificmodels.com .

Dan Stinson
Helena, Montana





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UNDECORATED Kits

Andy Carlson
 

Undecorated HO Kits I am offering for sale.

RED CABOOSE
'37 AAR 6' SD w-corner posts (Have 13) $10.00 ea.
Mather Meat Reefer (1 only)
$11.00

IMWX
'37 AAR SD Square corner (4)
$10.00

LIFE-LIKE P2K
Mather Single Deck Stockcar (1)
$7.00
10000 Gallon Type 21 Tankcar (30)
$5.00

ATLAS (These are Undec RTR)
#1030 11000 Gallon Pressure Tankcar W/O platform
(2) $14.00
#1060 11000 Gallon Pressure Tankcar W/ platform
(2) $14.00
#1400 ACF 4650 pre-71 Centerflow Covered Hopper
(4) $15.00
#1800 PS-2 2 Bay Covered Hopper (8)
$9.00

INTERMOUNTAIN RAILWAY CO
#40495 40' PS-1 Boxcar 7' door (1) $9.00
#40599 40' PS-1 Boxcar 8' door (1) $9.00
#40699 50' PS-1 Boxcar Double D (2) $9.00
#41099 40' 12 Panel SD Boxcar (7) $9.00
#42099 ACF phII 4650 Centerflow (2) $12.00
#42098 ACF phI 4650 Centerflow (1) $12.00
#40799 '37 AAR-W Corner 6' door (1) $9.00
#40899 '41 AAR W-Corner 6' door (1) $9.00

BRANCHLINE TRAINS
#1400 40' 6' door AAR Boxcar (12)
$10.00
#1500 40' 8' door AAR Boxcar (1)
$10.00
#1600 40' 7' door AAR Boxcar (5)
$10.00
#1000-A 50' SD straight sill (4)
$10.00
#1000-B 50' SD fishbell sill (1)
$10.00
#1000-C 50' SD tabbed sill (2)
$10.00
#1900-B 50' Welded SD fishbelly sill (1)
$10.00

Shipping is $2.00 for first car, add another $1.00 for
each additional car. Larger orders will have shipping
figured specifically.

I can be contacted off-list (Please)

midcentury@...

Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


FW: [NP Modelers] Re: New NP models coming

Jim and Lisa Hayes <jimandlisa97225@...>
 

Ted, is this the same NP flatcar Speedwitch is doing?

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon

-----Original Message-----
From: D R Stinson [mailto:dano@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 7:06 AM
To: NP Modelers list
Subject: [NP Modelers] Re: New NP models coming


Earlier in the week we had a short discusson about the Aaron Gjermundson NP
stockcar and flatcar kits. I have just gotten word from Aaron that these
masters have been slightly modified to make them easier to produce and
should be on their way to the commercial resin caster he has found to work
with in the next couple days. I have personally had some contact with the
resin caster he's working with, and this person is a professional with a
good reputation. He's done some stuff for Martin Lofton at Sunshine, so you
know his quality has to be pretty good. There is a good chance we could see
these kits back on the market in a few months. As I noted, I'm sure Aaron's
business practices have changed a lot from his earlier experiences, and I
know he has some serious regrets about his previous efforts.

If you want to know more, Aaron has created a web site to keep people
informed about what's happening. It's at www.northernspecificmodels.com .

Dan Stinson
Helena, Montana


B&O N-37 war emergency hopper details

Mark Heiden
 

Hello everyone,

A couple weeks ago I picked up a Proto 2000 B&O N-37 war emergency
hopper model. It's a ready-to-run car, and upon close investigation
when I got it home, I'm somewhat disappointed with it. The main
problems are that parts are not fitted properly and the lettering
(when compared to prototype photos) is in the wrong location, not to
mention the roadname is crooked! Consequently, I'm reworking the car
and I have a few questions that aren't answered by the prototype
photos I have.

1. What sort of brake step should it have? The existing step has
round holes in it (Morton?).

2. Did the prototype have roping tabs, and if it did, where were they
located?

3. Are there any decals for these cars? The Champ set has most of
what I'll need, but if there is a specific set for the N-37s I'd use
that instead.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Mark Heiden


Re: Coal Traffic to South -West Wisconsin

DIllini1@...
 

The Milwaukee Road received the majority of its coal from central and
southern Indiana over a line it purchased which ultimately made its way to
Louisville. There was a major yard in St Bernice, Indiana which consolidated much
coal traffic into movements northward

Mike Wilson


Re: USAX 38005 heavy duty flat

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...>
 

I'd love to see this loaded on a flat!

http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/modern/dmt28.htm
--
Thanks!

Brian Ehni

From: Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...>
Reply-To: <STMFC@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:39:13 -0600
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] USAX 38005 heavy duty flat


As a side issue, isn't this what became the M103 heavy tank?
--
Thanks!

Brian Ehni


From: Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>
Reply-To: <STMFC@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:34:15 -0600
To: <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] USAX 38005 heavy duty flat


Hi Folks,

Here is a link to images of loading an experimental heavy tank (T29,
T30) onto a flatcar circa 1949.
http://www.afvnews.ca/cgi-bin/web-bbs/webbbs_config.pl/read/60976
The car is USAX 38005. I am curious to know any additional information
about this flat car.

Regards
Bruce


Re: USAX 38005 heavy duty flat

Brian Paul Ehni <behni@...>
 

As a side issue, isn't this what became the M103 heavy tank?
--
Thanks!

Brian Ehni

From: Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>
Reply-To: <STMFC@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:34:15 -0600
To: <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] USAX 38005 heavy duty flat


Hi Folks,

Here is a link to images of loading an experimental heavy tank (T29,
T30) onto a flatcar circa 1949.
http://www.afvnews.ca/cgi-bin/web-bbs/webbbs_config.pl/read/60976
The car is USAX 38005. I am curious to know any additional information
about this flat car.

Regards
Bruce


USAX 38005 heavy duty flat

Bruce Smith <smithbf@...>
 

Hi Folks,

Here is a link to images of loading an experimental heavy tank (T29, T30) onto a flatcar circa 1949.
http://www.afvnews.ca/cgi-bin/web-bbs/webbbs_config.pl/read/60976
The car is USAX 38005. I am curious to know any additional information about this flat car.

Regards
Bruce

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Auburn, AL
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Re: Suggestions for decaling a spare IM USRA Composite gon?

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

I wrote:
"One nice thing about this model is that it's weighed vice being
too light."

Tom Madden replied:
?????

Out of the box, the model is within NMRA RP-20.1 for car weight,
which is more than I can say for most open-top freight cars on the
market.
http://www.nmra.org/standards/pdf/rp-20_1.pdf

In fact, it may exceed RP-20.1, but I'm at work now and cannot
confirm this until I go home and weigh the car.


Ben Hom


Re: Suggestions for decaling a spare IM USRA Composite gon?

rwitt_2000 <rmwitt@...>
 

larry kline wrote:

<snip> "There is a photo showing part of an as-built Frisco USRA
composite gon on p84 of the Polaritz P&LE 2-8-2 book. The Jan 53 ORER
lists 385 of the 1000 Frisco USRA gons (85000-85999) as _steel
frame_."

I have uploaded a photo of SL-SF 85954 to STMFPH that still has its
original wood sides. Unfortunately, I have lost the origins of the
photo.

Bob Witt

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ir=/Gondolas&.src=gr&.dnm=USRA+comp+gondola.jpg&.v
iew=t&.done=http%3a//photos.groups.yahoo.com/group
/stmfph/lst%3f%26.dir=/Gondolas%26.src=gr%26.view=t


Re: Intermountain NP Reefers(NOW PFE REEFERS)

Tom Jones III <tomtherailnut@...>
 

The 49 PFE will be assembled. We have a hard time getting InterMountain to
ship us kits because they are doing all the painting and lettering in China
now. Thanks for your inquiry!

Tom

----- Original Message -----
From: <cobrapsl@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Intermountain NP Reefers(NOW PFE REEFERS)



Tom, Same question. Are all the PFE reefers going to be RTR, or can we
get kits?
Paul Lyons
Laguna Niguel. CA

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Jones III <tomtherailnut@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 00:27:20 -0600
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Intermountain NP Reefers



WHOOPS! My error! I did not make clear that the new R-40-25 reefers will
be
1949 PFE - not NP. If there is enough interest in another run of NP
reefers,
DROP ME AN E-MAIL IMMEDIATELY at NPreefers@... ! We
have
to run at least 400 cars, so if I get e-mails committing to at least 200,
we
would consider running the cars again quickly. If I get e-mails committing
to at least 300, I am pretty sure they will be run immediately! We want to
provide cool, accurate, and well researched cars to those of us who enjoy
great models. But, we can't get stuck with 390 NP reefers . . . sorry.

If there are other cars that this group wants to see in production, drop
the
ARM an e-mail at: newcars@...

This was not meant to be a blatant commercial plug for the Amarillo
Railroad
Museum, Inc. Hope the moderator doesn't mind too much the responses!

Tom Jones III
stationmaster@...


----- Original Message -----
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Intermountain NP Reefers



Tom, Are the NP reefers going to be all RTR, or can we get kits?
Paul Lyons
Laguna Niguel, CA






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Re: Suggestions for decaling a spare IM USRA Composite gon?

pullmanboss <tgmadden@...>
 

Ben Hom:

One nice thing about this model is that it's weighed vice being
too light.
?????

Tom Madden

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