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Re: Soo auto box kits

bill woelfel
 

Eric, when will the ATSF car instructions be posted??  Bill (itchin to start work)

Re: Boxcar With Roof Hatches

Jim Gates
 


3M had several that were at home on the Santa Fe's Corona branch.

Jim Gates

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 4:51:29 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Boxcar With Roof Hatches

I've seen a few photos of boxcars with roof hatches for loading such commodities as aluminum dross, cement, various clays, lime and spent grain.

All of the photos I've seen are associated with shippers in the Southeast and Midwest.

Would such boxcars have served shippers in the Southwest to any degree?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Soo auto box kits

Eric Hansmann
 

The Resin Car Works minions have caught their breath and details on the new HO scale Soo Line automobile boxcar are now on the website. More details have been posted on the RCW blog.


Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy

Re: Private Name Freight Cars for Exchange

Donald B. Valentine
 

All a good reminder than model railroading is fun. Thanks for posting these.

Cordially, Don Valentine

Re: Private Name Freight Cars for Exchange

Ken Soroos
 

Hi Les -

I enjoyed looking at these.  Aside from your cars, I especially enjoyed seeing the Fredonia Northern car by Ken Herman(n?).  We would get together once in a while when we both lived in North Dakota.  I think I have a set of his decals around here somewhere too.

Ken

On Nov 1, 2019, at 8:04 PM, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:

I have finished an upgrade of a Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company boxcar.  An Accurail boxcar built for the Central Of Minnesota to complete our exchange of freight cars.  Photos of other exchange cars and upgrade details of my M&N boxcar are included.  If you are interested, photos and writeup of the upgrade including paint match are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

Lester Breuer


Private Name Freight Cars for Exchange

Lester Breuer
 

I have finished an upgrade of a Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company boxcar.  An Accurail boxcar built for the Central Of Minnesota to complete our exchange of freight cars.  Photos of other exchange cars and upgrade details of my M&N boxcar are included.  If you are interested, photos and writeup of the upgrade including paint match are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

Lester Breuer

Re: Evergreen Styrene Quality Control

Charles Peck
 

Every sort of manufacturing has to deal with tolerances.  The tighter
the tolerance, the higher the cost.  Those last few percent from perfection 
can raise cost by a factor of 10 or 100 times.
At some point, the product becomes unaffordable and no one buys it.
The wise manufacturer finds a sweet spot between quality and price.
We see in our field those who sell lots of low accuracy cars and those who sell 
much fewer high accuracy cars. Luckily, we have a couple in the middle.
Chuck Peck

On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 8:29 PM gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, I also have found that the sheet thickness and strips vary from package to package. I always measure with my calipers and find the closest size and try to use from the same package for a project.
I have been finding my .010 to be .0115 or greater

George Toman

Re: Evergreen Styrene Quality Control

gtws00
 

Bill, I also have found that the sheet thickness and strips vary from package to package. I always measure with my calipers and find the closest size and try to use from the same package for a project.
I have been finding my .010 to be .0115 or greater

George Toman

Re: Boxcar With Roof Hatches

David Wiggs
 

ACL had Pullman Standard build them some boxcars with roof hatches in the 1960s to haul kailin.  These steel cars had the bracing on the outside, were painted white or light grey and had red lettering.  Tichy, I believe, sells decals for these cars.  A SC buddy of mine made some in 1-48 scale back in the late 1980s.
 
davo in Orlando

Re: Swift paint scheme

Patrick Wade
 

Sorry I will not make it to the swap meet. We have been prepping for a huge family weeding all week. Tomorrow is the day.

Pat


On Nov 1, 2019, at 8:11 AM, Bill Kelly <wbkelly@...> wrote:


This negative was for sale on ebay. No, I didn't buy it.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
On Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:35:52 -0500 "Steve and Barb Hile" <shile@...> writes:
Wow, Bill, thanks for this documentation!  How did you ever locate this image?
 
Steve Hile


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Kelly
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme

This photo should help with all the speculation. It is the other side of the car apparently taken at the same time. Different lighting, different results.  The car number is 12824.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
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Re: Swift paint scheme

Bill Kelly
 

This negative was for sale on ebay. No, I didn't buy it.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
On Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:35:52 -0500 "Steve and Barb Hile" <shile@...> writes:

Wow, Bill, thanks for this documentation!  How did you ever locate this image?
 
Steve Hile


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Kelly
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme

This photo should help with all the speculation. It is the other side of the car apparently taken at the same time. Different lighting, different results.  The car number is 12824.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
 


 


Re: Sorry for the delay

Pierre Oliver
 

The Buckeye Cushion trucks shown were one of 4 different styles of trucks that these cars were built with.
I've chosen to supply those because they've suddenly become available

Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 11/01/19 9:44 a.m., Kemal Mumcu via Groups.Io wrote:

They look great Pierre. Did you swap Tahoe trucks for the odd looking resin trucks (Elsey?) that your display models have?

Colin Meikle

Re: Sorry for the delay

Kemal Mumcu
 

They look great Pierre. Did you swap Tahoe trucks for the odd looking resin trucks (Elsey?) that your display models have?

Colin Meikle

Sorry for the delay

Pierre Oliver
 

The new kits from Yarmouth Model Works are now up on the website
http://www.yarmouthmodelworks.com/index.php/ResinModelKits/Index

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

Re: Photos: Reefers Refrigerated With Drumgold And Glenn Brine System

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob and List Members,
 
There are some additional nice images to be seen on this website that Bob has introduced us to...
 
CB&Q flat
 
GN box and some stock cars
 
Yard scene boxcars and reefers
 
National Dairy Despatch reefer
 
CB&Q boxcar
 
C&NW stock cars
 
C&NW box cars
 
Yard view boxcars and reefers
 
CB&Q slab-side side dump ballast hoppers
 
Gons with pipe load (possibly C&NW USRA composite type)
 
RI flat with pre-fabricated building load
 
CB&Q boxcars
 
Lastly, if you want to model an accurate watermelon load inside a stock car, this is for you!
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:12 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photos: Reefers Refrigerated With Drumgold And Glenn Brine System

Photos: Reefers Refrigerated With Drumgold And Glenn Brine System

Images from the Nebraska State Historical Society:

https://nebraskahistory.pastperfectonline.com/photo/F0BD661F-BC3D-425E-810D-843799030680

https://nebraskahistory.pastperfectonline.com/photo/50DC1CEE-418E-41CB-9DF8-874250341613

https://nebraskahistory.pastperfectonline.com/photo/6D94F0F3-7251-49B6-A2F7-332525560229

https://nebraskahistory.pastperfectonline.com/photo/B2EF2C20-BEA1-4C72-8E5E-494386272591

https://nebraskahistory.pastperfectonline.com/photo/C302AC8D-964C-4610-B70E-863105150773

Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup

Re: Swift paint scheme

Richard Townsend
 

Some car shops had narrow gauge tracks for carts used to bring materials to the cars.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 2:45 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme

Is that a narrow gauge, maybe 2 foot, track parallel to the car?  It sure appears to be flanges ways.
 
Gary Laakso
Northwest of Mike Brock
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:36 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme
 
Wow, Bill, thanks for this documentation!  How did you ever locate this image?
 
Steve Hile
 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Kelly
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme
This photo should help with all the speculation. It is the other side of the car apparently taken at the same time. Different lighting, different results.  The car number is 12824.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
 



Re: Evergreen Styrene Quality Control

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bill and List Members,
 
Bill wrote: "I bought some 2x2 styrene strip (#8202) and find it to be noticeably rectangular"
 
Bill, I have felt this was always the case - the small dimension styrene strip square stock is slightly rectangular. When you think about it, this is actually somewhat reasonable - one dimension is determined by the thickness of the original sheet stock that the strip is cut from, the other dimension is determined by the sawing process used to cut the strip. It would be quite easy for one to deviate slightly from the other, even with a good faith attempt on Evergreen's part to make them the same.
 
The way I handle this is I take a strip out of the package, and then use a black magic marker to blacken one of the four sides. Then, as I do my construction, orient the strip so the blackened side always faces the same direction. It doesn't really matter which direction, as long as it is always the same. While this does not solve the problem entirely, at least all the strips applied this way have the error oriented the same way, and this helps lessen the impact of the problem.
 
As an aside, I'll say this: Bill, I've greatly appreciated your tutorial type posts to this list, they have helped me expand my modeling skills, I feel honored to be able to return that gift if even in the smallest of ways.
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Welch
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:44 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Evergreen Styrene Quality Control

I often use Evergreen's 0.005 sheet styrene cutting it into any number of widths of strip or shapes (I have no actual life) and have through the years developed a feel for it. Recently while handling it I noticed it felt differently so I got my Mitutoyo Digital Caliper and found it to actually be 0.0065" thick. I have tried both calling and emailing Evergreen to let them know with no response.

Since then I bought some 2x2 styrene strip (#8202) and find it to be noticeably rectangular. Anyone else noticing slippage in quality control at Evergreen?

Wondering if anyone here might have a reliable way to contact Evergreen—maybe they know someone there? I am willing to make the contact, just need a way through the door so-to-speak.

Bill Welch

Re: Swift paint scheme

Bruce Smith
 

Gary,

It was not uncommon for RIP tracks to have these narrow gauge tracks for hand carts to haul materials.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 31, 2019, at 4:45 PM, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

Is that a narrow gauge, maybe 2 foot, track parallel to the car?  It sure appears to be flanges ways.
 
Gary Laakso
Northwest of Mike Brock
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:36 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme
 
Wow, Bill, thanks for this documentation!  How did you ever locate this image?
 
Steve Hile
 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Kelly
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme

This photo should help with all the speculation. It is the other side of the car apparently taken at the same time. Different lighting, different results.  The car number is 12824.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
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Re: Swift paint scheme

Brent Greer
 

Just playing the uninformed Devil's advocate, is it at all possible that there was some kind of test involved here that had the opposite sides of this car painted in different schemes?  (Just questioning the white lettering on the end of the car and the reason it might have gotten the 360 view photo documentation)

Brent


Dr. J. Brent Greer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 5:35 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme
 
Wow, Bill, thanks for this documentation!  How did you ever locate this image?
 
Steve Hile


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Kelly
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme

This photo should help with all the speculation. It is the other side of the car apparently taken at the same time. Different lighting, different results.  The car number is 12824.
Later,
Bill Kelly
 
 


Re: Swift paint scheme

gary laakso
 

Is that a narrow gauge, maybe 2 foot, track parallel to the car?  It sure appears to be flanges ways.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:36 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme

 

Wow, Bill, thanks for this documentation!  How did you ever locate this image?

 

Steve Hile

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Kelly
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Swift paint scheme

This photo should help with all the speculation. It is the other side of the car apparently taken at the same time. Different lighting, different results.  The car number is 12824.

Later,

Bill Kelly