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Re: Can someone identify this truck?

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

This discussion of the Kindl and now Cloud trucks has been very interesting. These trucks are, I believe, loosely called "pedestal" trucks, and seem to have a lot in common with the better-known Fox trucks.

So to keep this topic relevant to our group, how common would these pedestal trucks have been in their early years of our period? Were they eventually banned from interchange service, and if so when?

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

On 9/7/18 7:47 PM, brianleppert@... wrote:
Here is a Kindl ad from The Daily Railway Age Magazine, June 23, 1904.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV
please visit www.resincarworks.com/tahoe.htm


Re: Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

robertb@smartchat.net.au
 

Mike,

I have a part of the set you require, in fact most of it. I bought one of these cars built up from Pierre Oliver of Elgin Car Shops/Yarmouth Model Works. When Pierre sent the model he also included the instructions, prototype data sheet and the the unused portion of the decal sheet. I've attached a scan.

If you're interested in it, let me know.

Regards,

Robert Bogie

Melbourne, Australia

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Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 6:25 PM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

 

Hello Group!

 

I recently discovered my long-ago-purchased Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals) only to find that no decals were inside.  Is there a chance one of you have an extra set to spare?  If not, can anyone suggest a source for these with the 'RR Roman' style lettering.  Failing any help, I will venture a note to Trisha Martin.

 

Thanking in advance for your consideration.

 

Mike Schleigh in Gro



Re: Can someone identify this truck?

brianleppert@att.net
 

Here is a Kindl ad from The Daily Railway Age Magazine, June 23, 1904.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV
please visit www.resincarworks.com/tahoe.htm


Re: Can someone identify this truck?

Eric Hansmann
 

I think there may have been a couple of variations on this Kindl truck design.


Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN



On September 7, 2018 at 3:42 PM Eric Lombard <elombard@...> wrote:

Well, Steve, I think you nailed it! Thank you for the information and references. I am butting heads with the Illinois Central box cars at the turn of the Century and this truck pops up on many series built by AC&F.

Cheers,
Eric


Re: Can someone identify this truck?

Eric Lombard
 

Well, Steve, I think you nailed it! Thank you for the information and references. I am butting heads with the Illinois Central box cars at the turn of the Century and this truck pops up on many series built by AC&F.

Cheers,
Eric

On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 1:22 PM Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...> wrote:
Here is a close match to your trucks, from the Kindl Truck Company in the 1903 CBD.
 
 
There is an article in the Daily Railway Age in 1901 at
 
 
Hope this helps.
 
Steve Hile


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eric Lombard
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2018 12:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Can someone identify this truck?

Here is clearer photo of the truck on IC 22890 built 3-1902 by AC&F lot 1806. There are no drawings or photos in the 1888, 1906 or 1909 Cyclopedias.


Re: PFE (WP) Hutchins Roof Photo Needed

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Alfred,

Tony Thompson, others and I batted around the question of WP R-30-12 clones several years ago on the old group (or maybe it was the old old USNET group). I don't believe we came to any definite conclusions.

The builder's photo of the first car, lettered Western Refrigerator Line 7001 (later PFE 50001) clearly shows features of the PFE R-30-13s. This can be seen on page 105 of the Thompson/Church/Jones PFE book (original edition). In the text it says some car cards were marked as R-30-12s. It would be extremely odd if some of those older underframes were mixed into the production cycle, and this might just be a clerical error. No photographic evidence has yet surfaced for a WP PFE car with an R-30-12 underframe. Given the paucity of data, I recommend you do your WP car with the R-30-13 underframe, and make your PFE-owned car an R-30-12.

This is what I did I when I was building my collection of Red Caboose models, which as offered were all variations of the R-30-12s, I wanted my two WP cars to be as close to correct as my minimal modeling skills allowed. Fortunately, in one of his RMJ articles Richard Hendrickson showed how to do a conversion using parts from the Tichy R-40-4 kit. While this underframe is a bit beefier, it is still visually close. I did one car for revenue service and one as a silver ice service car. I also kitbashed a couple of others as typical PFE R-30-13s.

The whole question of a Hutchins roof is a bigger problem. I have never seen an overhead view of a WP PFE reefer. There must be at least one out there someplace. Your best bet might be to contact the Portola Railroad Museum. They have 52138, what may be the only one of these to still survive, rescued and donated by John Ryczkowski. At last report the car is still waiting restoration, but they might be able to provide a photo of the roof (I'm sure John shot from every angle!). This car was last rebuilt in 1943 before being sold off as a farm shed, and may still have a Hutchins roof. You can see a low-level photo on page 44 of Jim Eager's WESTERN PACIFIC COLOR GUIDE TO FREIGHT AND PASSENGER EQUIPMENT.

Best of luck with your models, and thank you for including my second-favorite railroad in your fleet (the SN comes first).

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff 

On 9/7/18 12:23 PM, Bob Chaparro wrote:

Alfred Fickensher posted the request below on my Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group. I have several WP reefer photos but none showing car roofs. Can anyone help Alfred? Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

++++

Folks, I’m hoping someone might have a roof-view photo of one of the WP PFE R-30s that gives a good view of the Hutchins roof. Apparently there were different Hutchins roofs over the years between the wars, so a picture for example of an XY&Z RY box car with a Hutchins roof won’t be trustworthy enough for my purposes. This has to be identifiable as a PFE reefer and of course has to show at least one and a half segments of the Hutchins roof for me to be able to model it.

I’m scratchbuilding two 1:48 PFE reefers, one R-30-12 with Bettendorf underframe and one R-30-13 with the PFE “company” u/f. My intentions are to paint one as a WP car and at this point in the project it’s not yet decided whether the WP will be the -12 or the -13, both were on the roster although only a small percentage of the WPs were the Bettendorfs.

The Hutchins roof however apparently was on 2000 of the 2750 WP cars so its surprising to me that no photos have shown up for me so far.

Hopefully. . .

Thanks for looking,

Alfred Fickensher

Bettendorf, Iowa



FOR SALE - Southern Pacific Books

Storey Lindsay
 

Group,

 

Please note that all of these books are physically located in Slovenia, Europe. They are duplicates of those I already have. Postage is additional. I will ship worldwide. Airmail postage will be determined for individual purchases. Transit time is 4 to 6 weeks although shorter and longer times have happened. I only accept PayPal.

 

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Southern Pacific Company Equipment Circular No. 14                    $  5.00

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Re: Can someone identify this truck?

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Here is a close match to your trucks, from the Kindl Truck Company in the 1903 CBD.
 
 
There is an article in the Daily Railway Age in 1901 at
 
 
Hope this helps.
 
Steve Hile



From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eric Lombard
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2018 12:49 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Can someone identify this truck?

Here is clearer photo of the truck on IC 22890 built 3-1902 by AC&F lot 1806. There are no drawings or photos in the 1888, 1906 or 1909 Cyclopedias.


Re: My railroad materials

Tim O'Connor
 


Which is WHY I mentioned them as exceptions.


Tim, I would say that the Conductors books are in fact genuine, primary archival materials.  They were created by actual railroaders in the pursuit of their work, it doesnt get much more authentic, on-the-ground recording of what really happened.:  Granted a single book may contain anomalies, but an entire book will cover the normal run of what was carried in regular normal trains.
 
Schuyler
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 2:04 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] My railroad materials
 

For people with genuine, primary archival materials - of whatever kind -
I agree this can be difficult to figure out. I have virtually no materials
of this kind - conductor's books, cyclopedias, a few other genuine railroad
publications is all. I'm confident that none of them are unique, and therefore
I'm happy to instruct my heirs to sell them (Ebay etc) - or keep anything they
like. I figure if someone is willing to pay money to own them, then whatever
protection they receive will be because a new person values them. In the end
I think "continuous custody" is the only long term solution. Even museums and
official archives can be impermanent. (Maybe I'm thinking of the horrific fire
yesterday in Brazil that destroyed literally millions of items collected over
the previous 200 years.)


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts
--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Tank Car: HMHX 6012

Tim O'Connor
 


Yes, 6012. A 6,000 gallon ACF tank car, a loner - ONE of a series of ONE. :-)

That's a great website !

Tim O'Connor





Here is another photo link from the Free Library of Philadelphia:
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/44466
Click on the photo to enlarge it.
The three compartment tank car appears to be HMHX 6012. Two sources list the owner as Tank Car Corp. Of America.
Comment for the photo: "View of a vacated industrial plant. Location was the site of the Union Petroleum Company, circa 1910. Then the Sinclair Refining Company, circa 1942. Circa 1962 the location belonged to the Paint Manufacturing Company. Demolish date sometime after 1962."
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Can someone identify this truck?

Eric Lombard
 

Here is clearer photo of the truck on IC 22890 built 3-1902 by AC&F lot 1806. There are no drawings or photos in the 1888, 1906 or 1909 Cyclopedias.


Re: Harrisburg Car Co.'s Exhibit

G.J. Irwin
 

Thanks, Garth.   I can confirm (for what it's worth) that some of these photos could have been source material for Micro-Trains' releases on their Civil War Era body styles.  One of these is the NYC&HR 2624, which looks like a boxcar from the outside but is marked "Refrigerator Car."

--George Irwin


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Tony Thompson
 

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PFE (WP) Hutchins Roof Photo Needed

Bob Chaparro
 

Alfred Fickensher posted the request below on my Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group. I have several WP reefer photos but none showing car roofs. Can anyone help Alfred? Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

++++

Folks, I’m hoping someone might have a roof-view photo of one of the WP PFE R-30s that gives a good view of the Hutchins roof. Apparently there were different Hutchins roofs over the years between the wars, so a picture for example of an XY&Z RY box car with a Hutchins roof won’t be trustworthy enough for my purposes. This has to be identifiable as a PFE reefer and of course has to show at least one and a half segments of the Hutchins roof for me to be able to model it.

I’m scratchbuilding two 1:48 PFE reefers, one R-30-12 with Bettendorf underframe and one R-30-13 with the PFE “company” u/f. My intentions are to paint one as a WP car and at this point in the project it’s not yet decided whether the WP will be the -12 or the -13, both were on the roster although only a small percentage of the WPs were the Bettendorfs.

The Hutchins roof however apparently was on 2000 of the 2750 WP cars so its surprising to me that no photos have shown up for me so far.

Hopefully. . .

Thanks for looking,

Alfred Fickensher

Bettendorf, Iowa


Free Blueprints

Tim Meyer
 


Re: Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

John Hagen <sprinthag@...>
 

Group,

Considering this rather sad thread, if anyone can provide a set, or a high resolution scan of a set (600dpi preferred but 300 would be workable) or prototype photos, I can produce a set.

It would be all new artwork as any photo or scanned image will not be in a vector format, which is necessary for good decal printing.

Cost? Probably around $20.00.

Time frame? Well, it will give you something to do around Thanksgiving.

John Hagen

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(262) 385-4450 (C)

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From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:43 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

 

Nelson is right. Don't even bother trying to get any help from Trisha. For whatever reason, she is not only unhelpful, she can be hostile. I thought I had gotten to know her and Charles, but after Martin passed, she became a different person.

Tony Thompson 

 


On Sep 6, 2018, at 7:34 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

With respect to Trish Martin, you are very unlikely to receive any help. I found wrong and missing parts in four reefer kits purchased immediately before Martin passed away. His son was handling correspondence after his death, and he was unwilling to accept a return for a refund or replace the incorrect and missing parts. I wish I had kept his letter as an example of poor personal relationship skills and how not to conduct business. Last week, I ask Frank Hodina if Trish still had decals for the FGE or WFE postwar steel reefers (the ones for which Martin sent the wrong sides), and Frank told me in so many words not to even try. Anyone with Sunshine kit problems, and there are going to be many for the kits issued over the last year of business, is strictly on their own. I’m casting missing parts from using parts from kits purchased at an estate sale as masters (older merchandise when thing were going better) and using decals from other sources to try to save four reefer kits I purchased at the end of Sunshine. “There ain’t no Sunshine when he’s gone”.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

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Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 6:25 PM
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

 

Hello Group!

 

I recently discovered my long-ago-purchased Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals) only to find that no decals were inside.  Is there a chance one of you have an extra set to spare?  If not, can anyone suggest a source for these with the 'RR Roman' style lettering.  Failing any help, I will venture a note to Trisha Martin.

 

Thanking in advance for your consideration.

 

Mike Schleigh in Gro


Re: Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

Tony Thompson
 

Nelson is right. Don't even bother trying to get any help from Trisha. For whatever reason, she is not only unhelpful, she can be hostile. I thought I had gotten to know her and Charles, but after Martin passed, she became a different person.
Tony Thompson 


On Sep 6, 2018, at 7:34 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

With respect to Trish Martin, you are very unlikely to receive any help. I found wrong and missing parts in four reefer kits purchased immediately before Martin passed away. His son was handling correspondence after his death, and he was unwilling to accept a return for a refund or replace the incorrect and missing parts. I wish I had kept his letter as an example of poor personal relationship skills and how not to conduct business. Last week, I ask Frank Hodina if Trish still had decals for the FGE or WFE postwar steel reefers (the ones for which Martin sent the wrong sides), and Frank told me in so many words not to even try. Anyone with Sunshine kit problems, and there are going to be many for the kits issued over the last year of business, is strictly on their own. I’m casting missing parts from using parts from kits purchased at an estate sale as masters (older merchandise when thing were going better) and using decals from other sources to try to save four reefer kits I purchased at the end of Sunshine. “There ain’t no Sunshine when he’s gone”.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 6:25 PM
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

 

Hello Group!

 

I recently discovered my long-ago-purchased Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals) only to find that no decals were inside.  Is there a chance one of you have an extra set to spare?  If not, can anyone suggest a source for these with the 'RR Roman' style lettering.  Failing any help, I will venture a note to Trisha Martin.

 

Thanking in advance for your consideration.

 

Mike Schleigh in Gro


Re: Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

Nelson Moyer
 

With respect to Trish Martin, you are very unlikely to receive any help. I found wrong and missing parts in four reefer kits purchased immediately before Martin passed away. His son was handling correspondence after his death, and he was unwilling to accept a return for a refund or replace the incorrect and missing parts. I wish I had kept his letter as an example of poor personal relationship skills and how not to conduct business. Last week, I ask Frank Hodina if Trish still had decals for the FGE or WFE postwar steel reefers (the ones for which Martin sent the wrong sides), and Frank told me in so many words not to even try. Anyone with Sunshine kit problems, and there are going to be many for the kits issued over the last year of business, is strictly on their own. I’m casting missing parts from using parts from kits purchased at an estate sale as masters (older merchandise when thing were going better) and using decals from other sources to try to save four reefer kits I purchased at the end of Sunshine. “There ain’t no Sunshine when he’s gone”.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Schleigh Mike via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2018 6:25 PM
To: STMFC <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

 

Hello Group!

 

I recently discovered my long-ago-purchased Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals) only to find that no decals were inside.  Is there a chance one of you have an extra set to spare?  If not, can anyone suggest a source for these with the 'RR Roman' style lettering.  Failing any help, I will venture a note to Trisha Martin.

 

Thanking in advance for your consideration.

 

Mike Schleigh in Gro


New ART reefer book came today!

Scott
 

New ART reefer book from Signature Press came today.  All I can say is Wow!  Tons of color and black and white photos.  Great history write up on the DRGW/ART operations in Colorado.  Plus tons of other great stuff.

You will want to get that one before its gone.

Scott McDonald


Decal Set for Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals)

Schleigh Mike
 

Hello Group!

I recently discovered my long-ago-purchased Sunshine Models Kit No. 60.3 for Standard Brands Vinegar Tanker (Black Decals) only to find that no decals were inside.  Is there a chance one of you have an extra set to spare?  If not, can anyone suggest a source for these with the 'RR Roman' style lettering.  Failing any help, I will venture a note to Trisha Martin.

Thanking in advance for your consideration.

Mike Schleigh in Gro

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