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Re: Poultry Cars: LPT 1023, PTC 1461 & Others

Jack Mullen
 

Yes those are certainly poultry cars. The raised running board with ventilator flaps, and the central raised hatch are identifying features.

Jack Mullen


Re: [RealSToultry Cars: LPT 1023, PTC 1461 & Others

Roger Huber <trainpainter@...>
 

WOW! Many thanks, Bob!

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Saturday, July 7, 2018, 4:14:43 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Below are some photo links from the Erie Lackawanna Railfan.net E-Mail List Photo Archive. Most of these photos exhibit very good detail.

LPT 1023 3/4 End Views

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-27-13/C2910.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-28-13/C2913.jpg

LPT 1023 Partial Side View

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-28-13/C2914.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-28-13/C2912.jpg

PTC 1461 End View

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-27-13/C2908.jpg

This last link shows no car initials. Can someone confirm that these also are poultry cars?

Roofs - Unidentified Poultry (?) Cars

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-27-13/C2909.jpg

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Poultry Cars: LPT 1023, PTC 1461 & Others

Bob Chaparro
 

Below are some photo links from the Erie Lackawanna Railfan.net E-Mail List Photo Archive. Most of these photos exhibit very good detail.

LPT 1023 3/4 End Views

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-27-13/C2910.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-28-13/C2913.jpg

LPT 1023 Partial Side View

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-28-13/C2914.jpg

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-28-13/C2912.jpg

PTC 1461 End View

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-27-13/C2908.jpg

This last link shows no car initials. Can someone confirm that these also are poultry cars?

Roofs - Unidentified Poultry (?) Cars

http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-06-27-13/C2909.jpg

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Saint Louis RPM Collinsville IL July 20-21

Tim Meyer
 

I wish I could make it. The next meet I will be able to make is Cocoa.

Tim Meyer


Saint Louis RPM Collinsville IL July 20-21

Bill Welch
 

What's with these photos?! Hmm, guess you will need to come to the Collinsville RPM to find out.

Bill Welch


Re: Has Anyone tried using a Pre-Val sprayer with Tru Color Paint?

Tony Thompson
 

Not true on the Trucolor, I often spray it out of the bottle.
Tony Thompson 


On Jul 6, 2018, at 5:03 PM, Scott <repairman87@...> wrote:

I had to google to see what a preval sprayer was to be honest but a couple of points.

1)  I dont think I have ever had a bottle of TruColor that did not require additional thinning before spraying. 

2)  With a set up like the preval honestly probably only way is know is to give it a try.  Spray some athearn blue box cars or something.

Scott McDonald


Re: Has Anyone tried using a Pre-Val sprayer with Tru Color Paint?

Scott
 

Forgot to mention give Scalecoat 2 a try if you havent.  Might be more economical for that sprayer plus I have had good luck with it.

Scott McDonald


Re: Has Anyone tried using a Pre-Val sprayer with Tru Color Paint?

Scott
 

I had to google to see what a preval sprayer was to be honest but a couple of points.

1)  I dont think I have ever had a bottle of TruColor that did not require additional thinning before spraying. 

2)  With a set up like the preval honestly probably only way is know is to give it a try.  Spray some athearn blue box cars or something.

Scott McDonald


HO Resin Freight Car kits for sale

Steve and Barb Hile
 

I have a small batch of HO freight car kits that I am selling for Ted
Anderson, with the proceed to go to the IRM Pullman Library. I will attempt
to attach the Excel listing directly to this email. If that doesn't work,
or to claim one of these kits, contact me directly at shile at mindspring
dot com.

Please do not reply to the group.

Thanks,
Steve Hile


Re: Etched NYC Gon Ladders

Rich C
 

Jeff, The gentleman that makes these is Peter Aue. I believe his email is:





On Friday, July 6, 2018, 10:42:45 AM CDT, wm501jra <rcs161jra@...> wrote:


A while back someone had planned on making these, anyone recall who that was?
Thanks,
Jeff Adams


Has Anyone tried using a Pre-Val sprayer with Tru Color Paint?

Ken Adams
 

Has Anyone tried using a Pre-Val paint sprayer with Tru Color Paint.

(Using an air brush for me is out of the question. Please don't question my distaste/dislike for small air brushes.)

I have used the Pre-Val sprayer successfully with custom mixed Tamiya colors before. 

Tru-Color claims it is ready to spray without thinning. At $5.00 a tiny bottle the contents of a bottle will barely dampen the bottom of a smaller Pre-Val touch up bottle. I will be using good old IPA for cleanup.

If it works with Tru-Color maybe I will risk it with my small stash of even pricier precious PBL Star Brand paints.

Ken Adams


Re: Bangor & Aroostook 1927 Boxcar 61000 series (Reefer Colors)

John Hagen <sprinthag@...>
 

While brown is a relatively common color in the 12” to the foot world (think UPS) or any world where paint is mixed and used, it the decal world it is not so easy.

Model railroad decals generally use inks, not paint as the pigments are too thick, and there is not an infinite numbers of colors and/or hues attainable by mixing or layering available inks.

Ergo, the medium brown that would be preferable in decaling ain’t easy to achieve. And in Champ’s era ……..

John Hagen

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 4:33 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Bangor & Aroostook 1927 Boxcar 61000 series (Reefer Colors)

 

I thought so since they are brown. The Champ decal seems black or dark grey

Bill Welch


Re: Planned new releases at St Louis RPM

Brian Carlson
 

I saw the parts for the DLW kit at the NE RPM and it is sweet.  

If all goes well, I can help Bill on the second part of his question at Cocoa Beach in 2019. Working on a presentation. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jul 6, 2018, at 12:56 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

I think it is great that you are doing a northeastern project Pierre other than PRR/B&O/NYC. This is a real void in freight car modeling. I wish I knew more about the freight car fleets of lines like the DL&W/D&H/Reading/LV etc.

Bill Welch


Re: Planned new releases at St Louis RPM

Bill Welch
 

I think it is great that you are doing a northeastern project Pierre other than PRR/B&O/NYC. This is a real void in freight car modeling. I wish I knew more about the freight car fleets of lines like the DL&W/D&H/Reading/LV etc.

Bill Welch


Re: Reboxx

wm501jra
 

Sorry folks, that was the Des Moines Hobby shop website! Still getting the hang of groups IO format.
Jeff Adams


Re: Reboxx

wm501jra
 

FYI - I did not see them listed on their website.
Jeff Adams 


Etched NYC Gon Ladders

wm501jra
 

A while back someone had planned on making these, anyone recall who that was?
Thanks,
Jeff Adams


Re: SOUTHERN 41'6" flat car questions

George Eichelberger
 

The Southern 117500-117999 series cars were not “converted”, they were built and numbered as gondolas and listed as such in the RERs. Why, after owning many typical 40 ft solid and DDB (double drop bottom) and USRA types, the Southern needed such a low side “gon” is unclear. I do not know if they are still in service but many of the 1920s era flat cars lived on in welded rail trains and MoW service for Norfolk Southern

I have attached what I think is the finest “portrait” of an empty flat car I have ever seen. Southern 117733 is from the SRHA collection, taken by David Driscoll at Ruffin, NC 9-14-43.

The WrightTrack model of the Southern cars is as accurate a model as can be produced. It is a good example of a historical group making drawings available to model companies that result in high quality models. Both Gary Wright and Jim King have given us resin kits and Exact Rail the spectacular Big John and waffle box cars from SRHA drawings. Every accurate Southern diesel produced in the last fifteen or so years used SRHA stencil drawings. My point is that if manufacturers ask, and historical groups provide drawings, we could see more truly “prototype” models produced. (I won’t “preach” about it here, but too many drawings, historical files and photos are locked away in archives and libraries that do not have the knowledge or interest in doing anything with them but control and ownership. If anyone does not know the story of how the David Salter collection was “hijacked” by one such organization, send me an email and I’ll explain.)

The specs and drawings for virtually every Southern purchased freight and passenger car are in the SRHA’s collection in the new TVRM/SRHA archives building in Chattanooga (the archives section of www.srha.net includes a soon to be updated photo tour). The Central of Georgia drawing clerks were unfortunately quite diligent about removing “obsolete” drawings from the files in Savannah but the SRHA CG files are extensive.

Ike


Planned new releases at St Louis RPM

Pierre Oliver
 

Yarmouth Model Works is planning on releasing 2 new kits at the St Louis RPM in a few weeks.
The release of variations of ACF built postwar boxcars continues with the release of the DT&I boxcar. This is the first of our models to feature the ACF "Corrugated end" that has the dimples down the corners.

Also the long delayed DL&W rebuilt autocar.

Both kits include all the things you've come to expect from our kits. Photoetch parts, laser cut r/bs where appropriate, custom decals, correct trucks, etc.

Photos and other details will be up on the blog as soon as I can get the last details wrapped up

Also we have some new photoetched parts.
Because you asked,
The airhose bracket is now on a separate fret.
The cutlever bracket is now on a separate fret.
Photos later today I hope

And new laser cut running boards for SFRD reefers, with both styles of hatch platforms.

It's going to be an awesome show!

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


Re: SOUTHERN 41'6" flat car questions

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Kevin,

In MW service, the flats were around into the 1980s. I photographed one of the last in Charlottesville around 1986.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

On 7/5/18 6:56 PM, csxt5555 via Groups.Io wrote:
Can anyone give me the latest dates these were on the roster?  Both flats and the gone.

Kevin


On Jul 5, 2018, at 6:17 PM, hubert mask <maskisland@...> wrote:

Is there a decal set for this guy?  Just asking 

Hubert Mask
Mask Island Decals


On Jul 5, 2018, at 3:42 PM, Jack Mullen <jack.f.mullen@...> wrote:

Gary,

Well spotted, but the step isn't missing - there simply was never one fitted there ( note no rivet holes in the side sill). It's 1913 and this car hasn't been brought into compliance with the Safety Appliance Act yet.

Jack Mullen

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