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USRA M&STL box car

frograbbit602
 

Working on USRA M&STL box car by 5th Ave Car Shops ( Accurail ), number 51256, series 51000 to 51398, a photo of car in series and matching paint scheme in Steam Era Freight Cars Reference Manual, Vol. 1, p. 34.   My question is what uncoupling lever as I can not identify in photo.   So should it be a carmer or top mounted uncoupling lever?

Lester Breuer



Re: Completely New Resin

Bill Welch
 

As did his Tenn. Central boxcar and the SAL vents he did for the WrighTrak I am fairly sure.

Bill Welch


Re: Completely New Resin

Tom Madden
 

If I'm not mistaken the very nice resin CofG ventilated boxcar kit Jim King (Smoky Mountain Model Works) produced for the CofG society a few years ago also used 3D printed patterns.


Tom Madden


Re: Completely New Resin

Eric Hansmann
 

That looks pretty sweet.

 

Are those inset corrugated Murphy ends?

 

Eric Hansmann

El Paso, TX

 

 

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2016 4:30 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Completely New Resin

 




With all the Handwringing over antique Ambroid cement and technical language, people seemed to have missed new freight car models on the horizon: Elgin Car Shops - The Wabash Railroad in Southern Ontario, circa 1951

 

 

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Elgin Car Shops - The Wabash Railroad in Southe...

Pierre Oliver models the Wabash Buffalo Division across southern Ontario as it appeared in 1951. Follow his progress!

 

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Bill welch


Re: Completely New Resin

Kemal Mumcu
 

Nice. Could it be a CPR single sheathed automobile car?


Re: 40' ACF boxcar info

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Brian,

A far better article roster-wise is Ed Hawkins' article in the July 1999 RMJ. In addition to AC&F, this article lists cars built by the railroads themselves, as well as GATC and Magor. You also want to track down his RMJ article in the April 1994 RMJ.

At the time, the standard kits for these models were manufactured by Front Range/McKean. They still turn up at swap meets and on eBay in many variations, but the ones for the most common car types are growing scarce. The Intermountain car is a much better effort, but if you can't get them, then the McKean cars aren't all that bad as a starting point.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 6/9/16 7:28 AM, Brian LaManna brianlamanna@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

Hello List,

I have a two part question.  I'm interested in the 40' ACF boxcars as detailed in the 8/92 RMJ by Mr Hawkins.  I don't own the issue and the Trainlife site doesn't offer much help.  I'm specifically wondering which cars make my 1959 cutoff. Any help in that regard is genuinely appreciated.  

As well, I'm curious if any list members know if Intermountain will eventually reissue the Red Caboose version of this car.  While I'm at it: same question of reissue regarding the Mather reefer.   I've asked Intermountain via email regarding these cars and received a polite non-answer.  I know some folks here have a good relationship with the importers and might be privy to this information.   Again, thank you for any/all assistance.  

Cheers,

Brian LaManna/Moncton, NB


Re: 40' ACF boxcar info

al_brown03
 

All the cars described in the article have 10'5" or 10'6" IH and 4/3/1 ends (bottom to top).
The following series were built before 1959:
12 panel sides: C&IM 16501-16650 (blt 2/55), DL&W 55500-55899 (7/56), RDG 109000-109399 (11/56)
10 panel sides: MEC 8400-8599 (10/57), MKT 92301-92650 (11/56)
The C&IM and MKT cars have 6' doors, the others 8'.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: 40' ACF boxcar info

Brian LaManna
 

List,

A quick apology and correction.  I was vague in my description.  I was on break and rushing.  I meant the late production 10'6" cars with 4/3/1 ends.  


Thanks,

Brian LaManna


To: stmfc@...
From: STMFC@...
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016 08:28:40 -0300
Subject: [STMFC] 40' ACF boxcar info

 
Hello List,

I have a two part question.  I'm interested in the 40' ACF boxcars as detailed in the 8/92 RMJ by Mr Hawkins.  I don't own the issue and the Trainlife site doesn't offer much help.  I'm specifically wondering which cars make my 1959 cutoff. Any help in that regard is genuinely appreciated.  

As well, I'm curious if any list members know if Intermountain will eventually reissue the Red Caboose version of this car.  While I'm at it: same question of reissue regarding the Mather reefer.   I've asked Intermountain via email regarding these cars and received a polite non-answer.  I know some folks here have a good relationship with the importers and might be privy to this information.   Again, thank you for any/all assistance.  

Cheers,

Brian LaManna/Moncton, NB


40' ACF boxcar info

Brian LaManna
 

Hello List,

I have a two part question.  I'm interested in the 40' ACF boxcars as detailed in the 8/92 RMJ by Mr Hawkins.  I don't own the issue and the Trainlife site doesn't offer much help.  I'm specifically wondering which cars make my 1959 cutoff. Any help in that regard is genuinely appreciated.  

As well, I'm curious if any list members know if Intermountain will eventually reissue the Red Caboose version of this car.  While I'm at it: same question of reissue regarding the Mather reefer.   I've asked Intermountain via email regarding these cars and received a polite non-answer.  I know some folks here have a good relationship with the importers and might be privy to this information.   Again, thank you for any/all assistance.  

Cheers,

Brian LaManna/Moncton, NB


Completely New Resin

Bill Welch
 

With all the Handwringing over antique Ambroid cement and technical language, people seemed to have missed new freight car models on the horizon: Elgin Car Shops - The Wabash Railroad in Southern Ontario, circa 1951

Bill welch


Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

Michael Gross
 

Thank you, Peter—and for all others who were kind enough to offer help.

Cheers!

Michael


Re: Ambroid cement

Charles Peck
 

I guess that in the last hour every last tube has been bought.
Both sizes bring me an "out of stock" notice.
Has anyone here actually bought a tube from Des Plaines today?
Chuck Peck in FL

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM, Jon Miller atsfus@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

On 6/8/2016 1:57 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:
I have no doubt that a hobby shop somewhere has it in stock (just like the 40 year old Ambroid kits), but most of the listings I see mention it is unavailable or discontinued. Shipping is usually $8 which can be expensive for a $5 tube of glue.

    A tenth of a second at Des Plaines Hobbies.  Looks like the same old stuff but agree that shipping is high.  It's high for everything now days.

AMB101 CEMENT 1.8 OZ TUBE
$3.40   
add to basket
AMB102 CEMENT 3.2 OZ TUBE
$5.08   
add to basket
AMB126 SE-CUR-IT GLUE
$2.45   
add to basket
AMB1511 ORIGINAL LIQUID CEMENT 1OZ
$2.22   
add to basket
AMB157 Fas N All Adhesive/Sealant
$2.85


--
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS



Re: Truck mounting

Bill Vaughn
 

A small drop of ACC will perform as well and can be removed easily.

Bill Vaughn


Re: Fw: Re: Intermountain ATSF BX-37s

mopacfirst
 

My fault, I wasn't specific enough.

I meant the post-59 S&T scheme with the 8' circle-cross.

By the way, Mask Island Decals makes this scheme, only problem being the herald is 8'-6" so not right for either typical 40' nor typical 50'.

Ron Merrick.


Re: Ambroid cement

Jon Miller
 

On 6/8/2016 1:57 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] wrote:
I have no doubt that a hobby shop somewhere has it in stock (just like the 40 year old Ambroid kits), but most of the listings I see mention it is unavailable or discontinued. Shipping is usually $8 which can be expensive for a $5 tube of glue.

    A tenth of a second at Des Plaines Hobbies.  Looks like the same old stuff but agree that shipping is high.  It's high for everything now days.

AMB101 CEMENT 1.8 OZ TUBE
$3.40   
AMB102 CEMENT 3.2 OZ TUBE
$5.08   
AMB126 SE-CUR-IT GLUE
$2.45   
AMB1511 ORIGINAL LIQUID CEMENT 1OZ
$2.22   
AMB157 Fas N All Adhesive/Sealant
$2.85


-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Ambroid cement

ed_mines
 

I have no doubt that a hobby shop somewhere has it in stock (just like the 40 year old Ambroid kits), but most of the listings I see mention it is unavailable or discontinued. Shipping is usually $8 which can be expensive for a $5 tube of glue.


Does anyone know who has it in stock now?


If it is being made it may be a "new & improved" faster drying version.


There may be other types of glues (ACC, white glue, plastic welding glue) sold under the Ambroid name.


Ed Mines



Re: Ambroid cement

Charles Peck
 

And what search terms did you use to find it on Amazon?
Ambroid cement brought up lots of products, but none of them were Ambroid cement.
At least it didn't for me.
Chuck Peck in FL

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Mike Bauers mwbauers55@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Ed and guys.....

Do not worry so.

It is in regular production and after a bit of searching on Google if nowhere else, you can find it in micro-seconds for sale, fresh on shelves all around the place.

If the local hardware or artists supply stores don't have it, you can order it from the online hobby shops or even Amazon.com.

The guy on eBay overpaid, those same tubes sell for a bit over $3 each today from online sources.

When the topic came up a day or so ago, I looked online and found it easily in a great many places. It's also in most of the hardware stores and artist supply stores around me as well as in the hobby shops.

Mike Bauers


On Jun 8, 2016, at 9:51 AM, "ed_mines@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

A box (12 tubes) of Ambroid cement sold for $133 on ebay. Guess I'm not the only one who misses it,


Ed Mines



ATSF tank car Tk-L

Jon Miller
 

    While discussing why we don't have models available of Tk-Ls with another modeler I received my Warbonnet.  In the pictures of the roundhouse area (pages 24-25) I noticed what appears to be Tk-Ls.  It's a SWAG but because of the dome size the bottom picture shows maybe 3 or more and the top picture at least one.

    So, it's appears if Tk-Ls were available a ATSF modeler, of our time frame, should have a few.  Manufactures/Importers???????????????? 

    I know about the DP $300+ one if you can find one.  I'm thinking lower cost.


-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Looking for RESIN

Mansell Peter Hambly
 

I have two of the Norwest Kits you're looking for, namely, kits 109 and 111. Can you please contact me off list to finalize.Thank you.

Mansell Peter Hambly
COQUITLAM, B.C.



From: "Schleigh Mike mike_schleigh@... [STMFC]"
To: "yahoogroups"
Sent: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:04:24 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Looking for RESIN

 

Hello Steam Era Model Railroaders!

I would like to have one or more of the following one Sunshine and five Norwest kits.  I will pay reasonable and fair value for same.

Sunshine Models  #65.1  Single Sheathed Boxcar  ----  NP 14500-999, 20000-499 series w/ NP proprietary roof,
D'naught ends, "A" lumber door, 1932-60s decals

Also the following Norwest SUF reefer kits  ----
 
107 GTW 206900-206999 wood freight reefer
108 CN 207000-series wood freight reefer
109 CP 284414-288477 wood freight reefer
111 CP 288750-289399 wood freight reefer
113 NP 90000-90999 wood freight reefer

Please respond off-line  ----  [mike_schleigh@...]

Thank you!    Mike Schleigh  Grove City, Penna.



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Allen Montgomery
 

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