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Re: Photo: WFEX 67395 With Forward Facing Rocky (Circa 1938) - Question

Richard Townsend
 

I believe I see a vertical staff brake wheel barely sticking above the ice hatch at the left end. Above the W in Western.


On Aug 30, 2020, at 2:35 PM, G.J. Irwin <groups@...> wrote:



Question for the group on this photo cited by Bob Chaparro back on the 17th:

https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A112263

The brake wheel arrangement (vertical staff or horizontal mount) isn't apparent from the photo.  I have tried looking online for information on the Sunshine and Westerfield kits mentioned by group members, since they are both "scholarly" and would likely contain that information.  But no luck on either search.

Any thoughts on this?  You know what happens when you assume...

Cheers,
George Irwin


Re: Photo: WFEX 67395 With Forward Facing Rocky (Circa 1938) - Question

G.J. Irwin
 

Question for the group on this photo cited by Bob Chaparro back on the 17th:

https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A112263

The brake wheel arrangement (vertical staff or horizontal mount) isn't apparent from the photo.  I have tried looking online for information on the Sunshine and Westerfield kits mentioned by group members, since they are both "scholarly" and would likely contain that information.  But no luck on either search.

Any thoughts on this?  You know what happens when you assume...

Cheers,
George Irwin


Re: Source for IM PS-1 Roofs?

Allan Smith
 

Garth

I have a package of 40' PS-1 roofs from IM part 40400-06 BCR. I used one of the parts to backdate a PS-1 model but there are three roofs left in the package. I will sell you all three for the original price of four $4.95 plus shipping. Shipping costs are going up, so lets say $10.00 for parts and shipping. If OK deposit in my pay-pal account and I will ship.

Thanks 

Al Smith

Smithal9@...

On Sunday, August 30, 2020, 09:34:10 AM PDT, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:


Friends,

Can anyone point me to a hobby dealer who still might have IM PS-1 40' roofs for sale? I've done several useless searches on the web (and got the expired IM page offering them for sale!), but no luck. These used to be available in bags of four at a few rare hobby shops, or direct from IM.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆 


Source for IM PS-1 Roofs?

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

Can anyone point me to a hobby dealer who still might have IM PS-1 40' roofs for sale? I've done several useless searches on the web (and got the expired IM page offering them for sale!), but no luck. These used to be available in bags of four at a few rare hobby shops, or direct from IM.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆 


Truss rod end freight cars

Eric Hansmann
 

A new resource file on truss rod end freight cars is available on my DesignBuildOp blog. This was a detail found on many freight cars in the first couple decades of the 20th Century. Many thanks to Ray Breyer for the summary!

 

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/2020/08/30/truss-rod-end-freight-cars/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


Photo: PRR X31A Boxcar 77556

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR X31A Boxcar 77556

A photo by D. W. Davidson on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dwdavidson/3993462291/in/album-72157713215510277/

Yes, taken past this group's era, but a survivor.

Taken at Colehour Yard in Hammond, IN.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: New NYC gondola kit and more

mopacfirst
 

I snagged two of the Sunshine 67.1 NYC gon directly from Sunshine at, I think, Naperville.  Built one and put one on eBay because it was one of those cars that were probably infrequent visitors to my part of the country, and I have not seen one show up for sale since.  I used Kadee as the only option, then, for the 70 ton truck with three springs in the outer row, but I think there are others now.  So I'd say, especially if you are farther northeast than I am, that the new Resin Kits offering would be worthwhile.

Ron Merrick


Re: New NYC gondola kit and more

Bill Welch
 

With styrene sheet and Archer surface decals, it would be pretty easy to do a steel floor would it not?

Bill Welch


Re: WP 1201-1250 Tank Cars

Fred Jansz
 

Great info, thank you Garth!
Just what we (me too) needed Tom & Bill.
If only we could read the dim data.
Indeed no lines above and below WP & rd#.
These were added when the silver repaint started 1950-51.
Pecos River made these cars in HO brass (some factory painted) w. either K- or AB brakes.
Indeed one platform and ladder.
Nice models!

regards,
Fred Jansz


Re: The Alphabet Route Website

Eric Hansmann
 

Of those railroads, the Vans only owned the NKP. 

At one time, the Gould Syndicate owned or controlled the W&LE, P&WV, and WM. This was before WW1. 


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Aug 28, 2020, at 8:17 PM, mel perry <clipper841@...> wrote:

weren't most of these owned or
controlled by the van sweringen
brothers?, at this time and stitched together
to survive via competition, via faster
schedules and connections
;-)
mel perry

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 6:07 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

The Alphabet Route Website

This site was announced here in 2008 and has been discussed just a few times since, mainly on the topic of freight car diagrams

The website ( http://alphabetroute.com/ ) has a huge number of documents, including shippers guides and lists, forms, equipment rosters, paint schemes, maps, track charts and the like.

Have another look.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: The Alphabet Route Website

mel perry
 

weren't most of these owned or
controlled by the van sweringen
brothers?, at this time and stitched together
to survive via competition, via faster
schedules and connections
;-)
mel perry

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020, 6:07 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

The Alphabet Route Website

This site was announced here in 2008 and has been discussed just a few times since, mainly on the topic of freight car diagrams

The website ( http://alphabetroute.com/ ) has a huge number of documents, including shippers guides and lists, forms, equipment rosters, paint schemes, maps, track charts and the like.

Have another look.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


The Alphabet Route Website

Bob Chaparro
 

The Alphabet Route Website

This site was announced here in 2008 and has been discussed just a few times since, mainly on the topic of freight car diagrams

The website ( http://alphabetroute.com/ ) has a huge number of documents, including shippers guides and lists, forms, equipment rosters, paint schemes, maps, track charts and the like.

Have another look.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: New NYC gondola kit and more

mopacfirst
 

OK, I'm going to take a chisel blade or something to mine to help it flatten down better.  I never seem to be able to file down the edges of mine enough to get them to lay right, probably because I'm afraid of leaving visible gaps at the edges.  I paint and sort-of distress mine, often before I finish detailing the car.  I put sheet lead on the sub-floors, either before or after painting, usually before, and hold them down with Shoe Goo (or Zap-A-Dap, or similar), then I use the same cement on the back of the wood floor insert and press it down.

Ron Merrick


Re: New NYC gondola kit and more

Tom Madden
 

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 05:14 PM, Brian Carlson wrote:
Tom. Does that floor fit as a separate piece into the underframe of the kit? I’m wondering if I could remove that wooden floor and scratch a steel floor.  Modeling 57 I should have one with a steel floor. 
The inner floor is separate so you can sandwich a weight between it and the car floor. The underframe is cast with the body, and the view from underneath is of a wood floor. If you can tolerate that, you could certainly scratch a steel floor for the interior. It's a really simple kit with only three castings - one body, one floor for inside the car, and a cast sheet of small parts.

Tom Madden


Re: New NYC gondola kit and more

Brian Carlson
 

Tom. Does that floor fit as a separate piece into the underframe of the kit? I’m wondering if I could remove that wooden floor and scratch a steel floor.  Modeling 57 I should have one with a steel floor. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Aug 28, 2020, at 6:37 PM, Tom Madden via groups.io <pullmanboss@...> wrote:

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 04:06 PM, mopacfirst wrote:
My question is whether the wood floor would be correct or not for that late time frame.  I had some trouble installing it, and I'm not entirely satisfied with how it fits inside the car (due to my efforts, no fault of the original kit).  If it ought to be scuffed and bedraggled, that would suit me.
Here's the floor casting from the new kit. Sorry for the bow - it was the top one in a stack of 25 and the scuffing and bedraggling resulted in bulged boards in the center of the pattern. It will flatten out.

Tom Madden
<GonFloor.jpg>


Re: New NYC gondola kit and more

Tom Madden
 

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 04:06 PM, mopacfirst wrote:
My question is whether the wood floor would be correct or not for that late time frame.  I had some trouble installing it, and I'm not entirely satisfied with how it fits inside the car (due to my efforts, no fault of the original kit).  If it ought to be scuffed and bedraggled, that would suit me.
Here's the floor casting from the new kit. Sorry for the bow - it was the top one in a stack of 25 and the scuffing and bedraggling resulted in bulged boards in the center of the pattern. It will flatten out.

Tom Madden


Re: New NYC gondola kit and more

mopacfirst
 

Is this the same as the former Sunshine 67.1?  I built one of those, and installed the wood floor in it.  My modeling era is 1958-63.  I keep all my Sunshine instructions, but they're not where I can look at them now.

My question is whether the wood floor would be correct or not for that late time frame.  I had some trouble installing it, and I'm not entirely satisfied with how it fits inside the car (due to my efforts, no fault of the original kit).  If it ought to be scuffed and bedraggled, that would suit me.

Ron Merrick


Re: WP 1201-1250 Tank Cars

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Tom,

This is a poor copy, from a photocopy of WPHS's HEADLIGHT, spring 1990. And yes, they had a dome platform and ladder on only one side.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 10:39 AM Tom Lawler <tjlawler@...> wrote:
Hello All,

Do any of the tank car fanatics on this list have a photo they can share of these cars circa ‘30’s or ‘40’s? I am looking for the “as built” lettering. In particular I want to know if the right hand data was placed right or left of the tank bands. It was unusual for thIs lettering to be to the left of the bands and most of the later photos you see of these cars had it placed left of the bands but was it that way originally?

Thank you,

Tom







Re: Brass freight car noise - NOT TRUCKS

steve_wintner
 

Loudspeakers are often stuffed with fibrous batting. Crutchfield, for one, sells it. I'm sure others do too. I'd expect cotton or wool to serve, cheaply, and not degrade for a few decades. 

Steve


Re: New NYC gondola kit and more

Brian Carlson
 

Love the gon, but by 57 I need the steel floor version. Still a sweet car. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Aug 28, 2020, at 9:41 AM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:



Resin Car Works has new products available to help you ease into a new month. Our latest blog post has more details.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/new-nyc-gondola-kit-and-more/

 

 

Eric Hansmann

RCW web guy

 

 

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