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Re: Reboxx 1.035 wheels

Schleigh Mike
 

How many sets do you need, Brian?

Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna.

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, 05:37:17 PM EDT, Brian Carlson via groups.io <prrk41361@...> wrote:


Does anyone know where any Reboxx 1.035 33“ wheels might exist on a hobby shop shelf or workbench someplace never to be used. I am looking for some for a project, either single or double insulated.

I miss reboxx wheels.

Brian J. Carlson


Re: Reboxx 1.035 wheels

Dave Parker
 

I found the same website last week,  They only seem to offer 0.110" wheels.  Reboxx were all 0.088" IIRC.

I really miss Reboxx.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA

Re: Reboxx 1.035 wheels

James Brewer
 

Brian,

I don't  have any Reboxx wheels in my stash; but I've noticed an ad in the last few issues of RMC for "JB Wheelsets" that says "slightly different name...same great product!"  There is a web site listed www.jbwheelsets.com

Other than noticing the ad I have no connection with this vendor.  Good luck on your search.

Jim Brewer

Reboxx 1.035 wheels

Brian Carlson
 

Does anyone know where any Reboxx 1.035 33“ wheels might exist on a hobby shop shelf or workbench someplace never to be used. I am looking for some for a project, either single or double insulated.

I miss reboxx wheels.

Brian J. Carlson

Re: circa 1946 freight car images

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

A color photo of these two has made the rounds before.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Eric Hansmann <eric@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2:12 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] circa 1946 freight car images

 

The second handhold on the left end of the car sides became a practice in the early 1930s.

 

I model 1926 and I need to remove the second handhold detail from many resin and plastic models.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:25 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] circa 1946 freight car images

 


And wouldn't that be a violation of the Safety Appliance regulations of the 1920's ??

I am amazed - thanks for pointing that out. The shop date is clear - dated 1950.




On 4/5/2020 2:14 PM, John Larkin via groups.io wrote:

For a fan of details, note the single handhold on the first car versus the double handhold on the second.  These are two otherwise similar (in gross detail) cars and the picture is a great way to show the sometimes minor differences off.

 

John Larkin

 

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11:49:12 PM CDT, john oseida via groups.io <xseinc@...> wrote:

 

 

There was a recently concluded eBay listing that had a number of images that might be of interest to the group including one of those not often photographed poultry cars:

 

 

Eight (8) b&w negatives of Vintage Freight Cars (PFE & Western Union inc...

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Eight (8) b&w negatives of Vintage Freight Cars (P...

 

 

 

 

Regards,

John Oseida

Oakville, ON

 

 

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:06:52 p.m. EDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

 

 



Thanks Drew for the clarification. I'd love to see this done. It seems to be an
almost forgotten art at least for HO models.


On 4/4/2020 11:35 AM, Drew wrote:

Tim,

   I worked in a prototype model during my high school years. We used lost wax a few times. First a master is made and a mold made off that master, the mold was usually RTV rubber. Wax was poured in to that mold to make a second master which did shrink a bit. That wax master was then placed in foundry sand and hot metal poured in to the sand mold. The wax melted/vaporized and metal took its place, hence the name lost wax. It's been 20 years since I last did that but I do recall there was a bit of shrinkage in each step.

Drew Marshall in Philly, PA

Modeling the pre-Depression years.

Sent from TypeApp

On Apr 4, 2020, at 09:15, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


As I recall, all Cal-Scale detail components were OVERSIZE because they were used
for lost wax casting! In that process the plastic parts are for the molds and are
destroyed in the casting process, and the shrinkage produces parts that are closer
to scale.

Or am I wrong? :-)

Tim O'Connor

========================================

On 4/4/2020 9:00 AM, Lester Breuer wrote:

A comparison of several manufacturers’ model brake component measurements to Westinghouse prototype brake component measurements prepared by George Toman was sent to me for my use.  I asked George to share his measurements comparison on my blog.  If you are interested in the  comparison measurements, they are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company. If would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

Eric Hansmann
 

Thanks, Ray!

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ray Breyer via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:55 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io; main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

 

1941-1942, not 1934. Most of the IC's single sheathed cars were rebuilt during the war years, and it does appear that all of them with wood doors (40' and 50'') got the rienforcing plate at the bottom of the doors.

 

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

 

 

On Sunday, April 5, 2020, 02:42:56 PM CDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

In the Ted Culotta article in RMC that was referred to in Ben Hom’s response to me states that all of the car doors received steel reinforcing plates at the bottom of the doors during the 1934 rebuilding project.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

 

Re: Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

Eric Hansmann
 

Thanks, Chuck. I also have this kit. I think I’ll cut the current door out of the side casting and remove all the door hardware. A Tichy replacement will be installed with companion half-door to reflect the as-built prototypes.

 

Then I’ll need new decal artwork….

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Chuck Cover
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:43 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

 

Hi Eric,

 

In the Ted Culotta article in RMC that was referred to in Ben Hom’s response to me states that all of the car doors received steel reinforcing plates at the bottom of the doors during the 1934 rebuilding project.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

 

Re: Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

Ray Breyer
 

1941-1942, not 1934. Most of the IC's single sheathed cars were rebuilt during the war years, and it does appear that all of them with wood doors (40' and 50'') got the rienforcing plate at the bottom of the doors.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


On Sunday, April 5, 2020, 02:42:56 PM CDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Hi Eric,

 

In the Ted Culotta article in RMC that was referred to in Ben Hom’s response to me states that all of the car doors received steel reinforcing plates at the bottom of the doors during the 1934 rebuilding project.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

 

Re: Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

Chuck Cover
 

Hi Eric,

 

In the Ted Culotta article in RMC that was referred to in Ben Hom’s response to me states that all of the car doors received steel reinforcing plates at the bottom of the doors during the 1934 rebuilding project.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

 

Re: circa 1946 freight car images

Tony Thompson
 

John Larkin wrote:

For a fan of details, note the single handhold on the first car versus the double handhold on the second.  These are two otherwise similar (in gross detail) cars and the picture is a great way to show the sometimes minor differences off.

     What's actually odd about the photo is that the cars carry the post-1946 paint scheme of PFE, with both railroad emblems on both sides, yet that single grab iron has not been updated to the two required, fully a decade earlier. In general, PFE shops were pretty vigilant about things like this, so the foreground car is a surprise.

Tony Thompson



Re: circa 1946 freight car images

Eric Hansmann
 

The second handhold on the left end of the car sides became a practice in the early 1930s.

 

I model 1926 and I need to remove the second handhold detail from many resin and plastic models.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 1:25 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] circa 1946 freight car images

 


And wouldn't that be a violation of the Safety Appliance regulations of the 1920's ??

I am amazed - thanks for pointing that out. The shop date is clear - dated 1950.




On 4/5/2020 2:14 PM, John Larkin via groups.io wrote:

For a fan of details, note the single handhold on the first car versus the double handhold on the second.  These are two otherwise similar (in gross detail) cars and the picture is a great way to show the sometimes minor differences off.

 

John Larkin

 

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11:49:12 PM CDT, john oseida via groups.io <xseinc@...> wrote:

 

 

There was a recently concluded eBay listing that had a number of images that might be of interest to the group including one of those not often photographed poultry cars:

 

 

Eight (8) b&w negatives of Vintage Freight Cars (PFE & Western Union inc...

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Eight (8) b&w negatives of Vintage Freight Cars (P...

 

 

 

 

Regards,

John Oseida

Oakville, ON

 

 

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:06:52 p.m. EDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

 

 



Thanks Drew for the clarification. I'd love to see this done. It seems to be an
almost forgotten art at least for HO models.


On 4/4/2020 11:35 AM, Drew wrote:

Tim,

   I worked in a prototype model during my high school years. We used lost wax a few times. First a master is made and a mold made off that master, the mold was usually RTV rubber. Wax was poured in to that mold to make a second master which did shrink a bit. That wax master was then placed in foundry sand and hot metal poured in to the sand mold. The wax melted/vaporized and metal took its place, hence the name lost wax. It's been 20 years since I last did that but I do recall there was a bit of shrinkage in each step.

Drew Marshall in Philly, PA

Modeling the pre-Depression years.

Sent from TypeApp

On Apr 4, 2020, at 09:15, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


As I recall, all Cal-Scale detail components were OVERSIZE because they were used
for lost wax casting! In that process the plastic parts are for the molds and are
destroyed in the casting process, and the shrinkage produces parts that are closer
to scale.

Or am I wrong? :-)

Tim O'Connor

========================================

On 4/4/2020 9:00 AM, Lester Breuer wrote:

A comparison of several manufacturers’ model brake component measurements to Westinghouse prototype brake component measurements prepared by George Toman was sent to me for my use.  I asked George to share his measurements comparison on my blog.  If you are interested in the  comparison measurements, they are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company. If would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Anyone Want A First Generation SFRD Mechanical Reefer?

Charlie Vlk
 

All-
Why do an interchange freight car prototype that had a hundred or less examples?
Have we completely run out of missed cars with broader multi road application?
I don’t think we have many production single sheathed door and a half box cars and many of them had very long service lives and numbered in the thousands on many lines...and went all over.
Charlie Vlk

Don’t be fooled by the Lionel F3 syndrome- while a great railroad with attractive equipment, nothing else sells like it without Warbonnet paint....ATSF freight units sell about the same as high middle other roads. Even a ATSF layout might not “need” a scarce car that was quickly obsoleted.

Re: circa 1946 freight car images

Tim O'Connor
 


And wouldn't that be a violation of the Safety Appliance regulations of the 1920's ??

I am amazed - thanks for pointing that out. The shop date is clear - dated 1950.




On 4/5/2020 2:14 PM, John Larkin via groups.io wrote:
For a fan of details, note the single handhold on the first car versus the double handhold on the second.  These are two otherwise similar (in gross detail) cars and the picture is a great way to show the sometimes minor differences off.

John Larkin

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11:49:12 PM CDT, john oseida via groups.io <xseinc@...> wrote:


There was a recently concluded eBay listing that had a number of images that might be of interest to the group including one of those not often photographed poultry cars:






Regards,

John Oseida
Oakville, ON


On Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:06:52 p.m. EDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:




Thanks Drew for the clarification. I'd love to see this done. It seems to be an
almost forgotten art at least for HO models.


On 4/4/2020 11:35 AM, Drew wrote:
Tim,
   I worked in a prototype model during my high school years. We used lost wax a few times. First a master is made and a mold made off that master, the mold was usually RTV rubber. Wax was poured in to that mold to make a second master which did shrink a bit. That wax master was then placed in foundry sand and hot metal poured in to the sand mold. The wax melted/vaporized and metal took its place, hence the name lost wax. It's been 20 years since I last did that but I do recall there was a bit of shrinkage in each step.

Drew Marshall in Philly, PA

Modeling the pre-Depression years.

Sent from TypeApp
On Apr 4, 2020, at 09:15, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

As I recall, all Cal-Scale detail components were OVERSIZE because they were used
for lost wax casting! In that process the plastic parts are for the molds and are
destroyed in the casting process, and the shrinkage produces parts that are closer
to scale.

Or am I wrong? :-)

Tim O'Connor

========================================

On 4/4/2020 9:00 AM, Lester Breuer wrote:

A comparison of several manufacturers’ model brake component measurements to Westinghouse prototype brake component measurements prepared by George Toman was sent to me for my use.  I asked George to share his measurements comparison on my blog.  If you are interested in the  comparison measurements, they are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company. If would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

Bill Welch
 

that has has always been my assumption. I have several photos of this car and they all have the metal plate.

Bill Welch

Re: circa 1946 freight car images

John Larkin
 

For a fan of details, note the single handhold on the first car versus the double handhold on the second.  These are two otherwise similar (in gross detail) cars and the picture is a great way to show the sometimes minor differences off.

John Larkin

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, 11:49:12 PM CDT, john oseida via groups.io <xseinc@...> wrote:


There was a recently concluded eBay listing that had a number of images that might be of interest to the group including one of those not often photographed poultry cars:






Regards,

John Oseida
Oakville, ON


On Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:06:52 p.m. EDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:




Thanks Drew for the clarification. I'd love to see this done. It seems to be an
almost forgotten art at least for HO models.


On 4/4/2020 11:35 AM, Drew wrote:

Tim,
   I worked in a prototype model during my high school years. We used lost wax a few times. First a master is made and a mold made off that master, the mold was usually RTV rubber. Wax was poured in to that mold to make a second master which did shrink a bit. That wax master was then placed in foundry sand and hot metal poured in to the sand mold. The wax melted/vaporized and metal took its place, hence the name lost wax. It's been 20 years since I last did that but I do recall there was a bit of shrinkage in each step.

Drew Marshall in Philly, PA

Modeling the pre-Depression years.

Sent from TypeApp
On Apr 4, 2020, at 09:15, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

As I recall, all Cal-Scale detail components were OVERSIZE because they were used
for lost wax casting! In that process the plastic parts are for the molds and are
destroyed in the casting process, and the shrinkage produces parts that are closer
to scale.

Or am I wrong? :-)

Tim O'Connor

========================================

On 4/4/2020 9:00 AM, Lester Breuer wrote:

A comparison of several manufacturers’ model brake component measurements to Westinghouse prototype brake component measurements prepared by George Toman was sent to me for my use.  I asked George to share his measurements comparison on my blog.  If you are interested in the  comparison measurements, they are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company. If would like to take a look please do at the following link:

 

http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

Lester Breuer



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

Eric Hansmann
 

Was the steel plate installed on the door when the car was reconfigured to a smaller door opening?

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro. TN

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:26 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

 


here ya go

On 4/5/2020 11:13 AM, Chuck Cover wrote:

Group,

Some time ago I purchased this NEB&W Green Dot Models, Illinois Central single sheathed boxcar kit that was partially built.  I am going to start working to finish the build but would like some information about the prototype. I am looking at the lack of diagonal on the panel to the left of the door.  Did this car originally have a door and a half?  What number series does this car fall?  Does anyone have a prototype photo?

It looks like F&C has a kit for this car, F&C #6270, and my kits instructions say go to F&C for replacement parts.

Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

Attachments:

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Anyone Want A First Generation SFRD Mechanical Reefer?

Tim O'Connor
 

Then I respectively submit that would be a poor choice for a small model railroad vendor
to try and bring out in RTR plastic. There are much better (easier to sell) choices. But
the pre-1960 world of freight cars has better coverage than the post-1960 world. Think of
it - 1900 to 1960 is STMFC, and we have now reached the 60th post-1960 year! :-)

Tim O'

On 4/5/2020 1:19 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:
Yes, this is similar to the previous poll I did.
And at the time my friend/contact worked for a different manufacturer and had the project on the table for approval. Then he and a number of others working in the model railroad division of this unnamed company were abruptly fired.
He is now with other company and they are looking to expand their offerings.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA
--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*

Re: New Run: Rapido HO Scale General American Meat Reefer

poweredby251
 

MP 9003 was an SC built in 1937 with a Winton 8-201A engine.  The stacks were offset that way as built.

John Gadow
==============================================================================


-Say Tim, What in the world do the MOP do to that EMD switcher that moved the exhaust stacks off to the
-left side and radically changed the roof vents ahead f them as well? Talk abut the Rock Island's Christine,
-this is quite a rebuild!
 
-Cordially, Don Valentine

Re: Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

Bill Welch
 

Chuck, you may find some helpful hints here, in terms of detailing, scroll towards the end: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-nypcLZ98glgHWBXCYKQqMpHY1UzwQON

I exchange perhaps you will detail your weathering techniques with Tube Acrylics.

I will be posting photos of my recently painted and decaled model soon.

Bill Welch

Re: Illinois Central 40' ss boxcar information

Tim O'Connor
 


here ya go

On 4/5/2020 11:13 AM, Chuck Cover wrote:
Group,

Some time ago I purchased this NEB&W Green Dot Models, Illinois Central single sheathed boxcar kit that was partially built.  I am going to start working to finish the build but would like some information about the prototype. I am looking at the lack of diagonal on the panel to the left of the door.  Did this car originally have a door and a half?  What number series does this car fall?  Does anyone have a prototype photo?

It looks like F&C has a kit for this car, F&C #6270, and my kits instructions say go to F&C for replacement parts.

Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

Attachments:



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts