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Re: Resin car assembler wanted

vapeurchapelon
 

Hello Jared,
 
yes there are several AFAIK. Who comes to my mind is scratchbuiltmike - Michael Stamey/ South East Scale Models. He has an ebay account where he frequently sells cars. Years ago I purchased two of them and I am pleased with the quality. Here is a (used) example:
 
https://www.brasstrains.com/Classic/Product/Detail/072664/HO-Built-Up-Model-Train-Car-Southeast-Scale-ARTC-Type-1a-Reefer-11264-F-P
 
Johannes
 
Gesendet: Montag, 03. April 2017 um 19:54 Uhr
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Apparently unlike many model railroaders who do not plan to finish their model railroads I would like to get mine mostly complete before I croak.  I really love the prototype research and I like operation, but all the stuff in between like building models is not a big thrill although I am getting structures and scenery built.  Anyway I am looking for someone who assembles resin kits.  I have been sending kits to Pierre Oliver who does a really outstanding job but isn't getting them built as fast as I would like.  Is there someone else who assembles resin kits for pay?
 
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

 


Resin car assembler wanted

Jared Harper
 

Apparently unlike many model railroaders who do not plan to finish their model railroads I would like to get mine mostly complete before I croak.  I really love the prototype research and I like operation, but all the stuff in between like building models is not a big thrill although I am getting structures and scenery built.  Anyway I am looking for someone who assembles resin kits.  I have been sending kits to Pierre Oliver who does a really outstanding job but isn't getting them built as fast as I would like.  Is there someone else who assembles resin kits for pay?

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Re: These have to be April Fool jokes, right?

Brian Carlson
 

Without comment on the sellers business practices, no. Prices in this range have been common for the seller's auctions for months maybe years. They come up from time to time on the list. 

Brian J. Carlson 


These have to be April Fool jokes, right?

 


CB&Q gondola details

Eric Hansmann
 

Lester Breuer shares his detail and finishing techniques on a pair of HO scale CB&Q coal gondolas. It's the latest post on the Resin Car Works blog.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/cbq-gs-7-gs-8-gondola-details/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web and publicity guy


Re: Solid Bearings vs. Roller Bearings

Tim O'Connor
 

So what other mechanical considerations favor the use of all roller bearings?
Bob Chaparro


The main advantage was reduced labor costs (frequent inspection and lubrication) and a statistically smaller
likelihood of derailments due to journal bearing failure. Railroads were reluctant to buy them because of their
higher installation costs and as someone mentioned, the benefits mostly accrued to other railroads. Some
railroads continued to buy plain bearings on new cars until it was finally banned.

Tim O'Connor


Re: Era of PFE car

George Courtney
 

Sorry, I forgot to mention thanks to Jack and Paul also.  Well, I could backdate my entire fleet to 1938  (8-).  Nah.

George 


Re: Era of PFE car

George Courtney
 

Tony and Bruce, thank you for your help.

George Courtney


Re: Boxcars At Auto Plant

Eric Lombard
 

John, Everyone...

"The fishbelly side sills on the next four cars is distinctive and not a good match for a Santa Fe prototype.  Wonder what those were?"

A possible identification would be UP A-50-12 based on builder photos and data in the UP equipment ledger.

The Union Pacific A-50-12:
Series Qty Builder Year End
UP 151001-151700 700 GAC 1926 Murphy 6-5-5
UP 151701-152000 300 PCC 1926 Murphy 6-5-5
UP 152001-152500 500 RSC 1929 Dreadnaught 3-3-3

The photo is dated 12-1935. Starting 1-1936, 42 A-50-12 out of combined 151001-152000 were set up XAP for Studebaker parts and RENO to 251001-252000 by changing the first digit of the serial number from '1' to '2'. They were stenciled: "Equipped for Body & Motor Ldg. Return to Co. Bluffs when Empty".

UP A-50-12 cars were extensively used for auto parts in several renumbered series both pre- and post-WWII.

Eric Lombard
Homewood, IL


Re: Era of PFE car

Tony Thompson
 

George Courtney wrote:

 
I've been offered a PFE wood reefer with an oval paint scheme.  From the photo it appears to have brown paint on the upper corners and green paint on the lower corners.  I cannot blow the photo up enough to see even the car number let alone the data.  There is a single UP colored herald on the side.

I've googled and visited seveal modeling sites looking for a photo and info without sucess.  Could someone tell me the era for this car?  If so, thanks.


       It's a rare and short-lived scheme, George, from the 1930s. I would recommend you turn it down.


Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history






Re: Era of PFE car

Bruce Smith
 

George,


That sounds like one of two experimental paint schemes.  If the road name is classic PFE lettering, this is sometimes know as the "curved corner scheme". It was created in 1936 and, based on the PFE Book (Thompson, Church and Jones), at least 22 cars received this scheme. The cars were rebuilt from R-30-5 and -6 with arch bar trucks.  Car 11007 is an R-30-6-11 1/2 and is pictured in the PFE book.  A single R-30-11-4 received a similar scheme with Pacific Fruit Express in Script lettering.  That scheme may have only lasted a few months. Both schemes have the Overland banner the Union Pacific Shield with the script car having a Union Pacific System shield, while #11007's shield is lettered "Union Pacific" (without "system").


All-in-all a rare scheme, that was short lived, on a small number of cars, in a huge fleet.


Regards

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


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I've been offered a PFE wood reefer with an oval paint scheme.  From the photo it appears to have brown paint on the upper corners and green paint on the lower corners.  I cannot blow the photo up enough to see even the car number let alone the data.  There is a single UP colored herald on the side.

I've googled and visited seveal modeling sites looking for a photo and info without sucess.  Could someone tell me the era for this car?  If so, thanks.


George Courtney




Re: Era of PFE car

Paul Doggett <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

That was a one off car.

On Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at 18:24, gsc3@... [STMFC]
wrote:
 

I've been offered a PFE wood reefer with an oval paint scheme.  From the photo it appears to have brown paint on the upper corners and green paint on the lower corners.  I cannot blow the photo up enough to see even the car number let alone the data.  There is a single UP colored herald on the side.

I've googled and visited seveal modeling sites looking for a photo and info without sucess.  Could someone tell me the era for this car?  If so, thanks.


George Courtney


Re: Era of PFE car

Jack Burgess
 

That sounds like the NMRA 2000 national convention car. Twenty-two cars were painted in the “curved corner” scheme in 1936. Except for the curved corners, the cars were otherwise painted in typical PFE colors and lettering. The curved corners were removed by October 1938 according to Tony Thompson’s PFE book.



Jack Burgess



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I've been offered a PFE wood reefer with an oval paint scheme. From the photo it appears to have brown paint on the upper corners and green paint on the lower corners. I cannot blow the photo up enough to see even the car number let alone the data. There is a single UP colored herald on the side.

I've googled and visited seveal modeling sites looking for a photo and info without sucess. Could someone tell me the era for this car? If so, thanks.



George Courtney










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Era of PFE car

George Courtney
 

I've been offered a PFE wood reefer with an oval paint scheme.  From the photo it appears to have brown paint on the upper corners and green paint on the lower corners.  I cannot blow the photo up enough to see even the car number let alone the data.  There is a single UP colored herald on the side.

I've googled and visited seveal modeling sites looking for a photo and info without sucess.  Could someone tell me the era for this car?  If so, thanks.


George Courtney


Re: Boxcars At Auto Plant

John Barry
 

Bob,

I would hazard that these are inbound parts based on the apparent fixed racks inside the three single sheathed cars with open doors nearest the plant.  The first two of those three MIGHT be ATSF Fe-U's as the brace pattern is consistent and I see a hint of a DN end on the first car.  The white blob is in the correct location for an Fe-U herald, but I can't make it out.  The structures in the cars looks like the auto body racks shown on p47 of the Furniture and Auto Boxcar book.  I'm less certain about the side sills on those cars as it seems a little deeper than I would have thought for the Fe-U.  The fishbelly side sills on the next four cars is distinctive and not a good match for a Santa Fe prototype.  Wonder what those were?  
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736



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Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 4:59 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Boxcars At Auto Plant

 
This 1935 image is from the Huntington Library Digital Archives (http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/) and shows the Studebaker plant in the
Central Manufacturing District in Los Angeles:
 
 
Use the slider above the images to enlarge it.
 
As to the boxcars lined up at the plant, would anyone hazard a guess as to whether these brought parts in, were ready to receive finished automobiles or were in dual service?
 
Also notice the apparent game of craps in the foreground.
 
By the way, there are many railroad photographs on the Huntington Library site.
 
Bob Chaparro
Hemet. CA



Re: RPC 34

John Barry
 

Mine was in a locker at the post office downstairs from work.  I brought it back upstairs and restrained myself for the rest of the work day.  I did peruse a very useful set of photos riding the MARC back to Point of Rocks.  Thanks Pat and Ed!  
 
John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736



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Subject: [STMFC] RPC 34

 

       Walked in from getting the mail not too long ago. I saw a well-padded envelope stuffed in the mailbox and thought how I need to get a larger mailbox back up. (The county, when one of their snow plows knock down your mailbox, puts in this ¾ size version. Does not hold railroad books. Don’t ask me how I know this.)  

      Walk in the house and look at the envelope expecting it to be something the wife ordered. No, it has RPC stamped on the return address area. I carefully open it and have been looking over the RPC 34. I really do not know where to start, nice photos, great reproduction on these photos. Photos across a broad spectrum. Diagrams and more. Due to these photos I am now wanting cars that I did not know I wanted.

       What to say as I am somewhat at a loss for words on how nice this issue is.  Well I was always taught that if you get something you like and don’t know what to say, then say “thank you”.

       To Ed Hawkins and Pat Wider, a very big THANK YOU.           Jim Dick – St. Paul, MN

 PS - If you did not reserve one of these, get down to your local hobby store and have them hold one for you.






Re: RPC 34

Donald Ford <ford.donald77@...>
 

I also received mine copy yesterday OUTSTANDING!

Don Ford 
Cameron MO


On Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:55 PM, "'Douglas Harding' doug.harding@... [STMFC]"


 
Mine arrived the other day. 192 pages, 2 or 3 photos on every page. Even some color. A treasure trove to be sure.
 
Doug Harding
 



Re: RPC 34

Douglas Harding
 

Mine arrived the other day. 192 pages, 2 or 3 photos on every page. Even some color. A treasure trove to be sure.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 


RPC 34

np328
 


       Walked in from getting the mail not too long ago. I saw a well-padded envelope stuffed in the mailbox and thought how I need to get a larger mailbox back up. (The county, when one of their snow plows knock down your mailbox, puts in this ¾ size version. Does not hold railroad books. Don’t ask me how I know this.)  


      Walk in the house and look at the envelope expecting it to be something the wife ordered. No, it has RPC stamped on the return address area. I carefully open it and have been looking over the RPC 34. I really do not know where to start, nice photos, great reproduction on these photos. Photos across a broad spectrum. Diagrams and more. Due to these photos I am now wanting cars that I did not know I wanted.


       What to say as I am somewhat at a loss for words on how nice this issue is.  Well I was always taught that if you get something you like and don’t know what to say, then say “thank you”.


       To Ed Hawkins and Pat Wider, a very big THANK YOU.           Jim Dick – St. Paul, MN


 PS - If you did not reserve one of these, get down to your local hobby store and have them hold one for you.





Re: Boxcars At Auto Plant

thecitrusbelt@...
 

I also saw photos of auto frames and partially finished auto bodies loaded in gondolas that were shipped to this plant.


I need to find these photos again.


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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