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Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Tim O'Connor
 


In the 1990's there was a whole string of ex-MDT ice reefers parked at the
east end of the NYC (Conrail) Selkirk NY yard. I wonder what became of them?
The set included a car with 'double hinge' doors from the 1950's. Someday
I'll dig out the negatives and scan them. Maybe. ;-)


Hi List Members,
 
While this is way past my own era of interest, I thought maybe some members might be interested in seeing the reefer MDT 13755 which is on display at the Fulton County Museum in Indiana.
 
I stumbled upon it while driving from Indianapolis to South Bend.
 
It has been repainted grey, but the original lettering is still barely discernable under the new paint.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

Richard Remiarz
 

George, 

I used Tru Color TCP 214 GN freight car red over a primer coat of Tamaya Fine Surface Primer.  The Tru Color paint holds much better with a primer on resin.  I had problems with paint coming off when I tried using Tru Color directly on resin.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz


On Feb 14, 2020, at 3:09 PM, gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00@...> wrote:

Nicely done Rich!
What brand and color paint did you use?
Thanks for posting
George Toman

Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

Richard Remiarz
 

Thanks Bill.  My first resin build many many years ago was a single door version.  It was the original Westerfield hard, brittle resin castings.  I had to glue some of the parts back together when they shattered.  After assembling that, everything else seems easy.  I was reminded how brittle the original kits were a few years ago when someone dropped that car on the floor.  Once again, I had to glue some of the castings back together.  The car is still running on the layout.

Rich Temiarz


On Feb 14, 2020, at 3:25 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Great start on your stash Rich. I built the single 6-foot door version but had forgotten this version. Very well executed model.


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Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

Very nice!

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 2:18 PM
To: "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>, "ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io" <ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] GN 50' SS boxcar

 

After spending most of my time the last couple of years building structures, adding scenery, and weathering/upgrading some RTR freight cars, I have finally had some time to start building resin kits again.  Now that I have retired I can start working on what Jerry Dziedzic refers to as my wall of shame, the shelves under the layout storing 200+ unbuilt resin kits. 

 

Today I finished the weathering on GN 42960, a Westerfield GN SS double-door boxcar with an end door.  Unlike most GN double door SS 50' boxcars. this series of cars were not rebuilt with a narrow door and kept their wooden doors (and end door).

 

Next up are Speedwitch kits for an NP 50' SS boxcar and Soo Line 40' SS boxcar.

 

Sincerely,

Rich Remiarz

Vadnais Heights, MN





 

Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

Bill Welch
 

Great start on your stash Rich. I built the single 6-foot door version but had forgotten this version. Very well executed model

Bill Welch

Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

gtws00
 

Nicely done Rich!
What brand and color paint did you use?
Thanks for posting
George Toman

Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Richard Wilkens
 

Looks like the lever is to engage the wheel that rides on top of the railroad wheel and is connected to the generator that runs the circulating fans in the ice bunkers.

Rich Wilkens

Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

Paul Doggett
 

Rich 

That’s. Great looking looking build.

Paul 


On 14 Feb 2020, at 20:18, Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:


After spending most of my time the last couple of years building structures, adding scenery, and weathering/upgrading some RTR freight cars, I have finally had some time to start building resin kits again.  Now that I have retired I can start working on what Jerry Dziedzic refers to as my wall of shame, the shelves under the layout storing 200+ unbuilt resin kits. 

Today I finished the weathering on GN 42960, a Westerfield GN SS double-door boxcar with an end door.  Unlike most GN double door SS 50' boxcars. this series of cars were not rebuilt with a narrow door and kept their wooden doors (and end door).

Next up are Speedwitch kits for an NP 50' SS boxcar and Soo Line 40' SS boxcar.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN




 

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Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

vapeurchapelon
 

Just beautiful!
 
Regards
 
Johannes
modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
 
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After spending most of my time the last couple of years building structures, adding scenery, and weathering/upgrading some RTR freight cars, I have finally had some time to start building resin kits again.  Now that I have retired I can start working on what Jerry Dziedzic refers to as my wall of shame, the shelves under the layout storing 200+ unbuilt resin kits. 
 
Today I finished the weathering on GN 42960, a Westerfield GN SS double-door boxcar with an end door.  Unlike most GN double door SS 50' boxcars. this series of cars were not rebuilt with a narrow door and kept their wooden doors (and end door).
 
Next up are Speedwitch kits for an NP 50' SS boxcar and Soo Line 40' SS boxcar.
 
Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN




 

Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

O Fenton Wells
 

Well done Rich, finish looks good
Fenton

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:18 PM Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:
After spending most of my time the last couple of years building structures, adding scenery, and weathering/upgrading some RTR freight cars, I have finally had some time to start building resin kits again.  Now that I have retired I can start working on what Jerry Dziedzic refers to as my wall of shame, the shelves under the layout storing 200+ unbuilt resin kits. 

Today I finished the weathering on GN 42960, a Westerfield GN SS double-door boxcar with an end door.  Unlike most GN double door SS 50' boxcars. this series of cars were not rebuilt with a narrow door and kept their wooden doors (and end door).

Next up are Speedwitch kits for an NP 50' SS boxcar and Soo Line 40' SS boxcar.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN




 



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GN 50' SS boxcar

Richard Remiarz
 

After spending most of my time the last couple of years building structures, adding scenery, and weathering/upgrading some RTR freight cars, I have finally had some time to start building resin kits again.  Now that I have retired I can start working on what Jerry Dziedzic refers to as my wall of shame, the shelves under the layout storing 200+ unbuilt resin kits. 

Today I finished the weathering on GN 42960, a Westerfield GN SS double-door boxcar with an end door.  Unlike most GN double door SS 50' boxcars. this series of cars were not rebuilt with a narrow door and kept their wooden doors (and end door).

Next up are Speedwitch kits for an NP 50' SS boxcar and Soo Line 40' SS boxcar.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN




 

Need Accurail #122 brake set

Jim King
 

I need (7) Accurail #122 brake sets to finish a production run of kits.  Accurail sold me the rest of their inventory and the part is now discontinued.  Please contact me off-list if you can help.  Thanks a bunch.

 

Jim King

http://smokymountainmodelworks.com/

 


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Jim King
http://smokymountainmodelworks.com

Re: Missouri-Illinois RR book plug

Bill J.
 

Charlie, just sent in my ressie.  Thanks for making this known, would have missed otherwise!

Bill Jolitz

Southern LC "Boxcar" With Vent?

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Good friends,

While digitizing my old negatives, I ran across this photo of Southern 50' PS-1 34242 shot in Charlottesville circa 1987. If I read George Elwood's Fallen Flags web site correctly this is not a boxcar at all, but a covered hopper (type LC, note the roof hatches). Photos on Elwood's site show these cars were often covered in some sort of white powder, which I suspect is kaolin.

According to Ed Hawkins' PS-1 article in RMJ 1995, there were no original Southern PS-1s with this number, so it must be a conversion / renumbering. These are not listed my October 1958 ORER. Can anyone comment on whether these cars were converted during our period of interest (as in 1961 or before)?

Also of interest is what appears to be a small end vent (see the partial view). I see this on other converted PS-1s on the Fallen Flags site. Is this indeed a vent, and to what purpose? 

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆

PRR X37 underbody shot

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Folks;

Finally found that PRR X37 underbody photo:

https://thepwvhiline.com/LongviewMifflinBranchOdII/PWV_Mifflin_URR_Derail_001_Web.html

Nicely shows reservoir support, cross bearers, and arrangement

Elden Gatwood

Re: Missouri-Illinois RR book plug

John Drake
 

Charlie,

Congrats on this accomplishment!  I am personally excited about this book as I have always found the M-I a very interesting railroad.  I have my order in.  I hope there are many others who put their orders in too!

John Drake
Prototype Junction

Re: REA questions

Donald B. Valentine
 

   Thanks to all who replied to my question about the square REA herald standinng on one corner.
I have both the RPC's cited and Vic Roseman's bookut unfortunately we stilldon't seemto know when
the herald with its initial internal lettering was first used on REA rolling stock. My cut-off date is 31 
December 1948 so I guess I'll use my one reefer with the original style of the herald until someone can 
prove me worng after which I may continue to use it under "modeler's license'.

Cordially, Don Valentine

Re: ATSF Automobile cars/door color

ottokroutil
 

Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Lester,
 
I see what you are asking about, but I don't have an answer to the question.
 
Perhaps others will know.
 
For future reference, the image that Lester refered to is linked below...
 
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

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Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Claus Thank You for sharing.  Question?  On the first photo of MDT 13755 on the right side near the “A” end the is a small rectangle with a lever located on the sill.  Can provide name if any and purpose?
Lester Breuer

Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Lester Breuer
 

Claus Thank You for sharing.  Question?  On the first photo of MDT 13755 on the right side near the “A” end the is a small rectangle with a lever located on the sill.  Can provide name if any and purpose?
Lester Breuer