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Re: Photo: Reading 12343A

Robert Allan
 

Looks like the photo was taken at Reading Shops, Reading PA. Lots of other neat cars surrounding it. The trucks on this car are interesting for the era, although as an online car, I suppose adequate.

Thanks for sharing these interesting photos.

Bob Allan
Omaha


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Thanks, Dennis!

 

Elden gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2020 10:43 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)

 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 03:00 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:

That is one curious car.  Are those tie-downs on the side sill?

No, they are door guides/rollers from Union Metal Products Co. also marketed under the National Box Car Door name. Note the rollers have grooves that giude a flange on the bottom of the door, but it looks like the N&W opted for something more substancial to hold the corners of the door when closed.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)

James Brewer
 

From the NWHS archives for the Chicago-Cleveland Climax Radial Roof:



Jim Brewer

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 8:12 PM David via groups.io <jaydeet2001=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
> So, a completely??different question from looking at this picture:??
> whose version of radial roof would this be, based upon the visible
> stampings as we see them from the underside?

Climax radial, N&W's favorite in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

David Thompson




Re: Photo: Loading A Fire Truck

Benjamin Hom
 

Brian Shumaker wrote:
"American La France firetruck Co., in Elmira NY? These cars were made, I believe, just for them."

Car (singular).  PRR 59861, Class X30.


Re: History Blog: Axes From 14th C. Polish Battlefield

Craig Zeni
 

Shipped in box cars?  Or piled up in gons like the dead of Clichy?  :)

Craig Zeni
Olde Cary, NC


Re: Photo: Loading A Fire Truck

Brian Shumaker
 

American La France firetruck Co., in Elmira NY? These cars were made, I believe, just for them. This might be unloading somewhere as I see a Western Maryland Freight House in the background and WM didn't go to Elmira.


Re: Photo: Reading 12343A

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

F&C offers a model of these cars: http://fandckits.com/HOFreight/8196.html  Neat trucks, by the way.

Question: Does the service restriction actually mean it was assigned to service from some port to the Hershey factory?

Question: How many cars were in this service?

Question: What were the service dates? F&C suggests 1941-1960, but this sounds kind of fishy, and there is certainly more to this story.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 9:29 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photo: Reading 12343A
Robert Wanner posted these photos on the Facebook Railroad Images Of Bygone Days site.

He commented, " 'To be used exclusively at Hershey, Pa.' So we have a wooden Cocoa bean boxcar 12343 A, the suffix meaning in special service. No doors so hatchbacks on roof and hopper discharge underneath. Dated 7/41, but not sure that's the Built date. Looks new in photo, but could be rebuilt in Reading Shops. Original covered hopper car? Wooden foot block on rail to prevent drifting for photo shoot. Looks like string of brand new (or rebuilt) coal hopper cars in background. Would make interesting model. Reading Company photos."

Interesting car. Anyone know its background?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


History Blog: Axes From 14th C. Polish Battlefield

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Noble Friends,

Today the History Blog feature discusses two 15th century axe heads found at the site of the 1410 Battle of Grunwald. This is said to have been one of the largest middle ages European battles, and marked the beginning of the end for the Teutonic Knights.

The two axe heads, in remarkable condition, were found by a metal detectorist working under the direction of archaeologists excavating the battlefield: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/59460 .

For more on the Teutonic Knights, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teutonic_Order . They are still in business, by the way, though now a charitable organization.

The Battle of Grunwald is found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Grunwald .

Yours Aye,


Lord Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆



Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)

Dennis Storzek
 

On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 03:00 PM, Gatwood, Elden J SAD wrote:
That is one curious car.  Are those tie-downs on the side sill?
No, they are door guides/rollers from Union Metal Products Co. also marketed under the National Box Car Door name. Note the rollers have grooves that giude a flange on the bottom of the door, but it looks like the N&W opted for something more substancial to hold the corners of the door when closed.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Prototype Rails in Cocoa Beach, FL has been postponed

Paul R Greenwald
 

Jeff -

Thanks for the update.  Makes sense at the age most of have attained to be safe rather than sorry.

Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS 1802
NMRA 129229 


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Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS #1802
NMRA #129229


Photo: Reading 12343A

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Reading 12343A
Robert Wanner posted these photos on the Facebook Railroad Images Of Bygone Days site.

He commented, " 'To be used exclusively at Hershey, Pa.' So we have a wooden Cocoa bean boxcar 12343 A, the suffix meaning in special service. No doors so hatchbacks on roof and hopper discharge underneath. Dated 7/41, but not sure that's the Built date. Looks new in photo, but could be rebuilt in Reading Shops. Original covered hopper car? Wooden foot block on rail to prevent drifting for photo shoot. Looks like string of brand new (or rebuilt) coal hopper cars in background. Would make interesting model. Reading Company photos."

Interesting car. Anyone know its background?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Loading A Fire Truck

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Loading A Fire Truck

Eric Kurowski posted these photos on the Facebook Railroad Images Of Bygone Days site. I believe we've seen the photo of the entire boxcar before.
I imagine the fellow on the truck had to duck when the last few feet of the fire truck entered the boxcar.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


PFE Wood Ice Reefer Listings data

Dick Harley
 

In December 1959, PFE compiled two listings of their Wood ice reefers - one for cars still in service, and one for cars out of service.   Copies of those listings were obtained from the California State RR Museum Library in Sacramento, CA.   I have transcribed some of those listings into an Excel spreadsheet and sorted and summarized the data for various PFE classes.   The listings give previous car numbers for rebuilt cars, from which I have derived the previous class and underframe type.   Such info can influence modelers as to the ratio of Bettendorf to Built-Up underframes they have on their models - or pick accurate car numbers for each underframe type for the high-accuracy modeler.

Samples of the listings and those summaries that are done (classes R-30/40-18, R-30/40-19, R-30/40-21, and R-30/40-24) are presented at :
https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/PFE-FRT-DATA/PFE-Wood-Ice-Reefer-Rebuilds/
I am still working on other car classes, but it is tedious work and may be awhile before I get more done.   
For more info about PFE Wood Ice Reefer underframes, see: 
https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/PFETrainPhotos/PFE-Wood-Ice-Reefers/Bettendorf-vs-Built-Up/
If you would like a copy of the detailed Excel files, or want to help transcribe the data, contact me at:
Dick -dot- Harley4UP -at- verizon -dot- net


Enjoy,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach,  CA




Re: Photo: Case Cub Tractor Emerging From An End Door Boxcar (Undated)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob and List Members,
 
Bob indicated that the image is undated. However, the file name is "6-1019-sam-Wallis-Cub-Rail-Car-1916-jpg.jpg" which makes me think it might be dated 1916 - does that year seem within the scope of possibility?
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Case Cub Tractor Emerging From An End Door Boxcar (Undated)

Photo: Case Cub Tractor Emerging From An End Door Boxcar (Undated)

https://tinyurl.com/y3qxb85r

A comment by Charlie Vlk:

"I’d bet that the car has been repainted for publicity purposes….I haven’t blown up the image and studied it in detail but it doesn’t look like there are any reporting marks or data and I doubt it was in interchange service.  A neat looking car none the less."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Boxcar Load Restraining System (Circa 1940s)

David
 

So, a completely??different question from looking at this picture:?? whose version of radial roof would this be, based upon the visible stampings as we see them from the underside?
Climax radial, N&W's favorite in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

David Thompson


Re: Prototype Rails in Cocoa Beach, FL has been postponed

George Corral
 

       Jeff wrote, "Cocoa Beach, Florida, has been postponed for January 2021. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Cocoa Beach [Florida] Hilton on January 6 – 8, 2022."

Thanks, Jeff.  See you then!


Prototype Rails in Cocoa Beach, FL has been postponed

Aley, Jeff A
 

Prototype Rails postponed to January 6 - 8, 2022

 

Prototype Rails, normally held each January in Cocoa Beach, Florida, has been postponed.  The current Covid-19 pandemic makes it impossible for us to plan a safe, high-quality meet for January 2021. 

 

We are putting our efforts towards kicking off 2022 with the high-quality clinics, fellowship, vendors, and sunshine that you’ve come to expect.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Cocoa Beach [Florida] Hilton on January 6 – 8, 2022.

 

Stay safe, and we’ll see you at the Beach!

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff Aley,

Clinic Chairman, PR’22


Re: Flat Black

Todd Sullivan
 

Or try here ...

https://www.p-b-l.com/pdfs/Painting_&_Weathering_with_Star_Brand_Paints_150dpi.pdf

They also import Sn3 locos and equipment, and have a line of detail parts.

Todd Sullivan


Re: Flat Black

Jack Burgess
 

Try..

 

https://www.p-b-l.com/

 

Jack Burgess

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy Miller
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2020 2:38 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Flat Black

 

Tony,

 

Who is PBL ?   The only Star brand paint I  can find on the internet is an African company making house paint!

 

Regards,

 

Andy Miller

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2020 4:41 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Flat Black

 

Denny Anspach wrote:

 

Now that Testor’s (ModelMaster) have apparently left the hobby market (joining with MTH next April), what have listers been choosing for their solvent based paints, particularly flat black.  The Tamiya is excellent, but also the very flattest of any flat black imaginable. I have some Floquil left, but it is from the end of production, it never drys, and is -hesitantly- headed for the trash.

 

    You can still buy Scalecoat, or the Star Brand paint from PBL is very dependable. I find myself using it  more and more.

 

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


Re: Flat Black

Todd Sullivan
 

Jack -

MTH is Mike's Train House, a head-to-head competitor to Lionel in the tinplate realm which got into HO scale maybe a decade ago with interesting offerings such as SP AC-5 Cab Forwards, a slew of NYC Mohawks, and their own proprietary digital + sound system.  

Todd Sullivan
whose brother worked at Lionel at one point

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