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Re: Photo: UP/OSL Boxcar 18761

Bob Chaparro
 

Same car before the banner was attached.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll170/id/35089/rec/2

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Painting color help

fred huss
 

I'm working on 2 resin kits and about ready to paint but, not sure what colors to use.
One model  is 53'6" 51101-51600 series Southern Flat,  the other is a B&O(ex BR&P) wood side gon which will be lettered for the B&O. 
I model early 1950s.  Thanks for your consideration. 
Fred Huss

Photo: UP/OSL Boxcar 18761

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: UP/OSL Boxcar 18761

Taken in 1931 at Los Angeles.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll170/id/35517/rec/381

Use slider to enlarge photo.

Promotional photo for Maxwell House Coffee.

Banner reads "Straight Car". Anyone familiar with the term?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: ATSF BX-11,12, and13 rebuild question

Randy Hammill
 

Hi, James -

Somehow I missed this message earlier. To clarify:

For the ATSF cars in this project we are doing:
  • Bx-11, -12, and -13 in their original configuration
  • Bx-11 and -12 rebuilt (or modified might be a better term) 1941-2 with 8" roof extension
  • Bx-11 and -12 modified in 1942-3 with 12" roof extension
  • Bx-11 and -13 classes rebuilt with steel sides, the Bx-13s started in 1950, the Bx-11s in 1956.

Available with era specific details and painting and lettering for the life of the cars. 

In a future era, the Bx-12 classes rebuilt with steel sides '63-'64 appear to all have been two variations, one with a "plug" door as Bx-85 cars, and others with Transco siding, in class Bx-86. These cars are not included in this project...yet. We have to raise our initial funding before we consider adding anything else to the project. But these cars, along with some other variations of the PM/C&O cars are under consideration should we raise enough to cover the additional tooling.

The rest of the cars currently in scope for this project:
Box Cars
  • RI 141000-142999 series Pratt truss single sheathed box cars
  • PM 89350-90349 series Pratt truss box cars (converted from auto cars)
  • C&O 289350-290349 series Pratt truss box cars (converted from auto cars)

Auto Cars
  • CGW 80000-80978 series Pratt truss auto cars
  • L&N 46000-46399 series Pratt truss auto cars
  • PM 89350-90349 series tall Pratt truss auto cars
  • C&O 289450-290349 series tall Pratt truss auto cars

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Join our community of Backers and let's make some models!

Randy

Randy Hammill
Prototype Junction
http://prototypejunction.com

Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
http://newbritainstation.com

Re: NYC box car with a star on it

Tim O'Connor
 


While that is true, I wonder if it simply implies a car with tight floors and walls
appropriate for clean lading that doesn't require a lot of dunnage (that could harm
the walls and floors).

Later NYC cars had a yellow circle with a black "A" - is that basically the same thing?

Tim O'Connor


On 1/22/2020 6:48 PM, Seth Lakin via Groups.Io wrote:

Doug, from CanadaSouthern.com notes on NYC painting and lettering notes “A STAR under the oval herald indicates car used in grain service as per note #2 in drawing book J-56487” 
I have a copy of the drawing book on my other computer. I would have to look up more details if needed. 

Seth Lakin
Michigan City IN


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: NYC box car with a star on it

Doug Paasch
 

Thank you Seth.  This info is sufficient for my purposes.

 

  Doug Paasch

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Seth Lakin via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] NYC box car with a star on it

 

Doug, from CanadaSouthern.com notes on NYC painting and lettering notes “A STAR under the oval herald indicates car used in grain service as per note #2 in drawing book J-56487” 
I have a copy of the drawing book on my other computer. I would have to look up more details if needed. 

Seth Lakin
Michigan City IN

 

Re: NYC box car with a star on it

Seth Lakin
 

Doug, from CanadaSouthern.com notes on NYC painting and lettering notes “A STAR under the oval herald indicates car used in grain service as per note #2 in drawing book J-56487” 
I have a copy of the drawing book on my other computer. I would have to look up more details if needed. 

Seth Lakin
Michigan City IN

 

NYC box car with a star on it

Doug Paasch
 

I just bought a Bachmann Silver Series (15009) box car, NYC 164613, stamped BLT 10-47.  Under the oval “NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM” logo is a 5-pointed star about 10 scale inches wide.  Does anyone know what the star means?  This is not an REA car with an attendant or anything.  Just a regular 40’ box car.

 

Thanks,

   Doug Paasch

Re: Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

Bob Webber
 

Yes to both - I'd have to locate his e-mail - I owe him a message.   His catalog was, I think, $10 at the show - and, to be honest, worth it in terms of matching with Eric's work to get a better understanding. 


At 01:34 PM 1/22/2020, lrkdbn via Groups.Io wrote:
That's good news! Do you happen to have the price of this catalog?
Also does he do email?
Larry King

Bob Webber

Re: Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

Bob Webber
 

Bill, thanks.   Steve Hile had been looking to contact him and finally made the connection a month or  so ago - then suggested he might be interested in the Cocoa Beach show.  Keith said yes he would, and I was very happy to see him there.


At 12:27 PM 1/22/2020, Bill Welch wrote:
I recall that recently people were wondering about Keith and his photo collection. In fact he was at PR-2020 selling a catalog of his photos. He no longer has a dark room and has gone digital. Here is his mailing address

D. K. Retterer
1442 East Bank Drive
Marietta, GA 30068

Bill Welch

Bob Webber

Re: Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

Bill Welch
 

I think the catalog was $7 at the event, more by mail I am sure. I do not know about his email situation.

Bill Welch

Re: Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

lrkdbn
 

That's good news! Do you happen to have the price of this catalog?
Also does he do email?
Larry King

Re: [Proto-Layouts] Cocoa Beach Photos

Eric Hansmann
 

Great photos, Steve. It looks like it was another fun time at The Beach.

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: Proto-Layouts@groups.io <Proto-Layouts@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:16 PM
To: Proto-Layouts@groups.io; PassengerCarList@groups.io; MFCL@groups.io; main@RealSTMFC.groups.io; RockIslandLines@groups.io; shake-n-take@groups.io
Subject: [Proto-Layouts] Cocoa Beach Photos

 

I have placed some photos from  Cocoa Beach 2020 in an album on Flickr at

 

 

Hopefully they are representative of the terrific variety seen there.  Thanks to all who shared their efforts in models, clinics and discussions.  We had a great time.

 

Enjoy,

Steve Hile

Re: PRR G22 question

Tim O'Connor
 


Railmaster is S scale, not so? Did Westerfield make S scale decals?



On 1/21/2020 11:06 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:


On Jan 21, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

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Good Evening All:

Above is the Railmaster brass car.The decals are from the early Westerfield kit.  I was planning to swap the trucks for the Bowser truck.  Any thoughts?

Bill Pardie

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Keith Retterer at CCB/Prototype Rsils 2020

Bill Welch
 

I recall that recently people were wondering about Keith and his photo collection. In fact he was at PR-2020 selling a catalog of his photos. He no longer has a dark room and has gone digital. Here is his mailing address

D. K. Retterer
1442 East Bank Drive
Marietta, GA 30068

Bill Welch

PRR Boxcars Circa 1900

Bob Chaparro
 

PRR Boxcars Circa 1900

https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2016808290/

Use the "View Larger" tab to enlarge the photo.

Title: "Anchor Line docks and Penna. R.R. [Pennsylvania Railroad] coal & ore docks, Erie, Pa"

Stenciling on some of the cars notes "MCB Couplers" (Master Car Builders) and "Air Brakes".

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Photo: LV Boxcar 72286

G.J. Irwin
 

I'm particularly intrigued by the location of this photo since I can trace my heritage to Hoboken.  If I'm not mistaken, this is the southernmost end of the Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad, later known as the Hoboken Shore Line.  The Holland-America piers were just a couple of blocks north of the Lackawanna's Hoboken Terminal but were served from the north end of Hoboken.

I think this has been shared here before but in case not, or any new folks here... this is a short history of the Hoboken Shore Line.

http://hbs.railfan.net/

George Irwin
www.irwinsjournal.com

Re: Branchline Blueprint 50-foot variations

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Francis,

Since many of their cars also fit our period of interest, might we also have a download on our site?

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆


On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 6:28 PM rdgbuff56 via Groups.Io <rdgbuff56=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I downloaded their whole freight car catalog at MFCL group.

Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7:40:59 PM UTC, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Branchline -

 8 foot and 9 foot riveted single door 50 foot box cars.

 welded 50 foot single door car with 9 foot doors.

 double door 50 foot box car.

 TWO different insulated box cars with 8 foot doors.

All have separate roofs and ends.



On 1/20/2020 8:12 AM, Bill Welch wrote:
> I need a reminder regarding the Branchline Blueprint 50-foot boxcars
> in terms of the variations. I know they produced an 8-foot door car
> and an insulated car w/a sliding flush door. Note, I am not interested
> in the more modern cars they did, only the ones that would have the
> Improved Dreadnaught end variations.
>
> Did they do a 9-foot door or any double door examples? Did the do any
> with a lower straight side sill?
>
> Thank you
> Bill Welch


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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*



Re: PRR G22 question

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Right you are Brian.  At least I got the "rail" part right.  

Sorry:

Bill Pardie



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


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From: "Brian Carlson via Groups.Io" <prrk41361@...>
Date: 1/21/20 7:23 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR G22 question

Heck I’d like to get some of those trucks, if they roll. Railmaster ?? Don’t know them. Did you mean Railworks? 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:06 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:



On Jan 21, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

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Good Evening All:

Above is the Railmaster brass car.The decals are from the early Westerfield kit.  I was planning to swap the trucks for the Bowser truck.  Any thoughts?

Bill Pardie

Re: PRR G22 question

Brian Carlson
 

Heck I’d like to get some of those trucks, if they roll. Railmaster ?? Don’t know them. Did you mean Railworks? 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jan 21, 2020, at 11:06 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:



On Jan 21, 2020, at 8:30 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

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Good Evening All:

Above is the Railmaster brass car.The decals are from the early Westerfield kit.  I was planning to swap the trucks for the Bowser truck.  Any thoughts?

Bill Pardie