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Plastic freight cars for sale

Clark Propst
 

Last year I sold some surplus plastic models to attendees of the Chicago Land meet. I'd like to offer a few more this year. If you're going to attend and are interested in want I have please send me an email at:
cepropst@q.com
and I'll send you photos and prices.
Thanks!!
Clark Propst


RPM Chicagoland mini-kit

Eric Hansmann
 

Frank Hodina has completed FGEX reefer that can be built using mini-kit parts that will be given to attendees of RPM Chicagoland in a couple of weeks. It's the latest Resin Car Works blog post.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/rpm-chicagoland-mini-kit/



Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy


Re: A tantalizer for Chicagoland RPM

Bill Welch
 

Pretty hard to miss. . .

Bill Welch


Re: A tantalizer for Chicagoland RPM

rwitt_2000
 

Yes I did.

Bob Witt


Almost ready for Chicagoland!

Pierre Oliver
 

http://elgincarshops.blogspot.com/2018/10/well-thats-3.html

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Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com


Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Tony Thompson
 

Trainworx made the outside stake version 70-ton 46' GS in N scale. I am surprised that no one has done it in HO.

http://www.train-worx.com/page225.html#buttons1-1mx

     Didn't they just letter their 40-ft. car as though it was the 46-ft. car?


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Re: MKT cars

Ken Roth
 

Lester and All,
As to more details on construction of the sides, I began with .030" plain styrene sheet, scribed with a regular x-acto blade.  Parallel lines were achieved using a vernier caliber measuring each line from the bottom of the car side.  Once the lines were scribed, I drug the x-acto blade "upside down" to remove a bit more material. The sides were then scraped with a razor blade to remove raised burrs (I didn't do this enough!).  Next I drug sandpaper over all the boards to create some grain, leaving the top metal section and sill glossy smooth.  I also did a little random scraping of individual boards to get a little more definition, but I was really going for the look of a fairly recently-built car, which does not show a lot of gaps and irregularities between boards. Locations for the truss members were "milled out" just a bit using a scraper made from an old x-acto blade, ground to the width of the Z-brace.  I used hand-made .005" styrene strips 3" wide for the the thin edges of the braces (bolt heads were embossed prior to cutting the strips).  The milling allowed me to bury approximately half of the thickness of the .005 styrene. On top of the .005" styrene strip, I glued a 2x3, and then another piece of 3" wide .005" styrene for the outside of the Z-brace.  I built a jig to ensure a bit of overlap to depict the Z shape.  I'm indebted to Jim Hays for the Z-brace construction method.  Other bolt detail was made by embossing rivets on a scrap sheet of .005" styrene, which were harvested and applied to the sides where needed.  All of my rivet work is done with a Micro-mark drill press with x/y table and Northwest Shortline rivet dies.  The female dies were ground down a bit to allow closer rivet spacing for some applications, like my tank cars which I described on the PlasticFreightCarBuilders group last spring.  I only made one side and used it as a pattern to make resin copies for both sides and a pair of sides for my friend.  The mold was usable, but I don't have fancy casting tools for pressure casting, so casting was a bit problematic.  Producing more that a couple of sets would have required a more sophisticated casting setup.  Anyway, one needs just one of these cars since there were only about 150 in existence!  Ken Roth


Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Tim O'Connor
 


Hmm... (compare model to attached prototype photo)

http://www.train-worx.com/assets/images/image004-701x160.jpg

Tim O'



Garth,
Trainworx made the outside stake version 70-ton 46' GS in N scale. I am surprised that no one has done it in HO.
http://www.train-worx.com/page225.html#buttons1-1mx
Bob Witt

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: MKT cars

Scott
 

Fantastic write up and model Ken!  Enjoyed reading that.

Scott McDonald


Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

rwitt_2000
 

Garth,

Trainworx made the outside stake version 70-ton 46' GS in N scale. I am surprised that no one has done it in HO.

http://www.train-worx.com/page225.html#buttons1-1mx

Bob Witt


Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Andy Laurent
 

They do build up nicely. Here was mine (molded detail version - since sold).

Andy
Iowa


Re: SI flat car (was Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola)

Tim O'Connor
 


One of the poles has slipped out of place!

Tim O'


Your work on SI 5018 flatcar is very nice.  The poles are trated at only one end, something I've never seen as a load on in use.  Is there an on-line photo of this?

David Soderblom
Baltimore MD USA
drs@...

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

David Soderblom
 

To Steve Solombrino:

Your work on SI 5018 flatcar is very nice. The poles are trated at only one end, something I've never seen as a load on in use. Is there an on-line photo of this?


David Soderblom
Baltimore MD USA
drs@stsci.edu


Re: MKT cars

Bill Welch
 

Steve, I have posted several photos here and on the RCW Workbench Wednesday and will be posting more as I proceed.

Bill Welch


Re: MKT cars

Lester Breuer
 

Fine build.  Scratchbuilt sides very Impressive.   Can you provided additional information on how you built the sides.
Lester Breuer


Re: MKT cars

steve_wintner
 

Looks great Ken. I'd love to hear more about your build (and yours Bill!). I may well try one myself.

Stephan


Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Tony Thompson
 

\Bob Witt wrote:

GN 75500-75999
Yes, there is a roster on the Steam Era site with dimensions of 9'5" to top of sides and 10'5" to the extreme height.

http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/GN/GN%20Roster%20Oct%202011%20Version%201.pdf

Does anyone have a photo?

       There's a photo in the GN freight equipment chapter in the 2nd edition of _Great Northern Lines East_ (Signature Press), a chapter by Richard Hendrickson and Staffan Ehnbom.

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Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

rwitt_2000
 

On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 05:43 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
GN 75500-75999
Yes, there is a roster on the Steam Era site with dimensions of 9'5" to top of sides and 10'5" to the extreme height.

http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/GN/GN%20Roster%20Oct%202011%20Version%201.pdf

Does anyone have a photo?

Bob Witt


Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Richard Townsend
 

They're on eBay. Search for HO scale 3D print D&RGW gondola. He has several variations for sale.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Oct 6, 2018 2:21 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

Uh, Tim,

Do you have a link to the 3-D printed model?

Yours Aye,


Garth

On 10/5/18 8:14 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

It surprises me that no one has come up with 3-D printed GS gondolas of
railroads other than the D&RGW. Those two Rio Grande models are actually
quite nice; I've seen them in person.

Tim

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 Down at the local train store there is a Great Northern Ulrich/Walthers GS gondola in their used equipment case. The car's ends extend up to form heap shields atop the usual flat end with two horizontal braces. Is this model close to any GN cars, or did any other roads have cars of this design with heap shield ends? I'm tempted to buy it and do some upgrades, but not if the ends are wrong.

There was a GN 500-car group of cars, GN 75500-75999, with those heap shields, built in 1937 with the same 7-post sides as the Ulrich car, and also the same two-rib flat ends. But the GN cars used a door operating mechanism with chains that wrapped around a shaft, not the Enterprise links modeled on the Ulrich car (you could of course cut off the Ulrich operating-rod parts, and substitute brass wire of scale 1-inch diameter or so). Also, in the early 1950s, GN began to remove and replace those heap shields, so it may depend on your era.
The GN cars were also a little bigger in cubic capacity, due to higher sides, than the Ulrich car, but that is a lesser concern if you only want a model that is "close."
Tony Thompson

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Old Ulrich / Walthers GS Gondola

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