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Re: Ma&Pa decals wtb

Benjamin Hom
 

Brad Andonian wrote:
"I am seeking I scale decals to letter a [Ma&Pa] USRA single sheathed boxcar.

...according to the rpc they did have them."

Would have had to be secondhand, as they weren't an original recipient. Which RPC? I'm suspecting a misidentification of another type of SS boxcar. Color me skeptical.


Ben Hom


Re: Ma&Pa decals wtb

O Fenton Wells
 

I believe Herald King has them but for a modern boxcar.  Don't know if that will work
Fenton Wells

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Re: Ma&Pa decals wtb

Philip Taylor
 

I don't know of any and the Ma & Pa RRHS does not have them which is not a good sign.  

Phil Taylor


MILW Rib Side Car Bracket Grabs

Bill Welch
 

To Bill P. and anyone else, I just stumbled upon a model photo of mine  in the Group's photo section showing how I did the Bracket Grabs on a much modified "Rib Side Cars" 40-ft DD car. In real life the grab attached to outside portion of the Trapazoid (or Triangle, hard to tell) shaped Bracket but I am happy with my result.


Bill Welch


Re: Red Swift reefers

caboose9792@aol.com <caboose9792@...>
 

I guess i missed something too. Are we arguing about the red steel cars or the red wood cars?

mark rickert
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---Original Message---
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/5/2014 11:15 am
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Red Swift reefers

Rich Yoder writes:"Maybe I missed this along the way, but who built the cars for Swift?Or did they lease their fleet of reefers? What I'm driving at is the needfor paint information from a creditable source."But why? You seem to be suggesting that we start with a fresh paint job, then "weather" it in various ways perhaps trying to duplicate the "weather" process. In order to do this, it seems to me that you would need a final objective...as in the 2 color photos we've been discussing. I would also note that the cars in question differ. That is, there is obviously a combination of some kind of reddish brown and gray/black colored boards but they vary with each car. I understand that the final photo product contains errors but since vsariations exist in these final products, I would conclude that accurate photo products would also vary. Since these cars and their photos are to be viewed under very different light sources with different amounts of light, the best we can do is get into a "ball park". Given all that, I would suggest that modeling the final photo product will work as well as trying to duplicate the weather process. In the end, no matter what you do, you're still going to be dependent upon a photo....I think.I mean...at least the cars have red sides.Mike Brock


Re: clevises

Tom Madden
 

> If memory serves me right Tichy has some clevises (without rods) included with their K brake sets.


You can buy them separately. Tichy part #8021, 24 turnbuckles (three sets of eight on a sprue) for $3. Haven't ordered from Tichy in a couple of years, but they used to offer a generous discount if you ordered over $50 (IIRC) worth of stuff. Make all the clevi you'll ever need for not too many bucks.


Tom Madden


Re: clevises

richard haave
 

If memory serves me right Tichy has some clevises (without rods) included with their K brake sets.


Dick Haave


Re: Ma&Pa decals wtb

Brad Andonian
 

Richard,

Bad fingers... O scale is preferred. Yes, according to the rpc they did.
Thanks

At Nov 5, 2014, 10:05:42 PM, brennan8@... [STMFC]<'STMFC@...'> wrote:










Did the Ma&Pa -have- any USRA single sheathed cars?


...and for "I Scale" ????

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Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA

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---In STMFC@..., wrote :


I am seeking I scale decals to letter a USRA single sheathed boxcar. If you can offer a lead for a set or just appropriate heralds I would be grateful
Thanks
Brad Andonian












Re: Ma&Pa decals wtb

brennan8@...
 

Did the Ma&Pa -have- any USRA single sheathed cars?

...and for "I Scale" ????

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Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
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---In STMFC@..., <cereshill@...> wrote :


I am seeking I scale decals to letter a USRA single sheathed boxcar. If you can offer a lead for a set or just appropriate heralds I would be grateful
Thanks
Brad Andonian


 


Ma&Pa decals wtb

Brad Andonian
 


Fellas

I am seeking I scale decals to letter a USRA single sheathed boxcar. If you can offer a lead for a set or just appropriate heralds I would be grateful
Thanks
Brad Andonian





Re: clevises (asking again)

Greg Martin
 

Schuyler,
 
Other than the Grandt Line I don't know anyone who makes separate clevis'. Here is the Grandt Line brake rod with clevis:
 
 
If you want them separate you can "make" your own from these Grandt Line turn buckles and they may be similar to the one that Tichy make as suggested by Bill Welch.
 
 
I think I know what you are working on and if I were you I would drill an hole in the end of the cylinder and cut the brake rod and clevis down and feed it into the cylinder.
 
Greg Martin
 
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean
 

In a message dated 11/5/2014 5:31:29 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, STMFC@... writes:
Now, guys, I am sure that under those Swift reefers, clevises were utilized
in connecting the various elements of the brake gear . . .

Am I to understand that my fairly simple question has stumped the entire
STMFC list??

Where can I find, who makes, plastic and/or brass clevises in HO scale?

Schuyler


Re: I love it! Was: Red Swift reefers

Mikebrock
 

Chuck Peck, happily sipping and, apparently, totally unaware of the work load waiting for him in Cocoa Beach during Prototype Rails [ he volunteered...snicker ], says:

"They shipped the machetes in recycled banana crates and exported
through the port of Mont Eagle Tennessee."

There's a helluva grade there.

"Chuck Peck sipping here in Gainesville FL.
(Should I bring a bottle of wine to Cocoa Beach, boss?

"Nah. Bruce Smith will have enough of his home brew for the staff."

"We could roast, I mean TOAST our Tony.)"

Well...I dunno. Usually the custom is for the guy making a hole in one to buy the bar free drinks. Would not that apply in this case?

Mike


Re: clevises

Schuyler Larrabee
 

OH, crud, I missed your suggestion, Bill . . .

 

Thanks.

 

Schuyler

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 5:35 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: clevises

 

 

I cut one end off of the Tichy styrene Turnbuckles

 

Bill Welch


Re: clevises (asking again)

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Now, guys, I am sure that under those Swift reefers, clevises were utilized
in connecting the various elements of the brake gear . . .



Am I to understand that my fairly simple question has stumped the entire
STMFC list??



Where can I find, who makes, plastic and/or brass clevises in HO scale?



Schuyler



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:44 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] clevises





I've been Googling and checking likely suspects . . .



Does anyone make separate clevises in HO scale? I have had brass clevises
in the past which IIRC were made by Tomalco. Are they still in business?
I'd like to find clevises in both plastic and brass.



Grandt Line makes clevises already mounted on a rod. I'd prefer them
separately.



Any help in finding these will be appreciated.



Thanks



Schuyler


Re: I love it! Was: Red Swift reefers

Tony Thompson
 

Jeff Aley wrote:

 
P.P.S. MS-EFCC: I will never again use Barge Cement to glue pennies together to use as weights in a Steam-Era Freight Car.  It takes far too long to wait for the cement to cure and to stop outgassing.  Next time, I’ll try thick CA.


      I use canopy cement for car weights, along with most other dissimilar-material gluing jobs.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history





Re: I love it! Was: Red Swift reefers

John Pautz
 

Jeff,
RE your PPS, just solder the pennies together.
John F. Pautz
American Switch & Signal
P:48 track components


Re: I love it! Was: Red Swift reefers

Aley, Jeff A
 

Denny,

 

               I’d bet that all of my close friends, colleagues, and my spouse already KNOW that my “elevator does not go to the top floor”.  YMMV.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

P.S. I much prefer the expression, “the lights are flashin’ and the bells are ringin’, but the train ain’t comin’!”

P.P.S. MS-EFCC: I will never again use Barge Cement to glue pennies together to use as weights in a Steam-Era Freight Car.  It takes far too long to wait for the cement to cure and to stop outgassing.  Next time, I’ll try thick CA.

 

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 2:12 PM
To: Era Freight Car List Steam
Subject: [STMFC] I love it! Was: Red Swift reefers

 

 

This List has some of the most intelligent and critical railroad modelers that I know.  In this regard,  I revel in and am constantly amazed at the erudition, knowledge and the skilled rhetoric with which opinions are so smoothly argued  and broadcast each day about greatly important truly esoteric subjects such as…. the astounding current Red Swift reefer wood roof color debate (roughly 52 posts). I would suggest that it may not be the best idea to force understand of this long thread to close friends, colleagues, or spouses lest they suspect that our collective elevators do not go to the top floor (:-).

 

Denny

 

Denny S. Anspach MD

Sacramento

 

 

 

 


Re: Tony Thompson award

Brian Termunde
 

My heartiest congratulations to Tony as well on this well deserved award! 

Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, UT
 
"My Train of Thought left the station without me!"



Re: NYNH&H Boat Race Car

Jack Mullen
 

Lehigh Valley operated boat race trains along the east shore of Cayuga Lake for Cornell crew races from the turn of the century until 1936.  In A History of Railroads in Tompkins County, by Hardy Campbell Lee,  several photos show flatcars with apparently temporary bleachers, without roofs. Race trains were also operated for the Intercollegiate Rowing Ass'n national championships on the Hudson at Poughkeepsie, I think on the West Shore. Since railroads often followed the banks of major rivers, I wouldn't be surprised if there were other places this was done.

Jack Mullen


Re: I love it! Was: Red Swift reefers

Charles Peck
 

Mike, are you aware that the Sim I. Faux Cutlery Co. was located on the Long River Railroad and received steel in Steam era freight cars?
They specialized in machetes for the  banana harvesting industry.  They shipped the machetes in recycled banana crates and exported
through the port of Mont Eagle Tennessee.  Rumor has it that a couple of steam locomotives became machetes. 
Chuck Peck sipping here in Gainesville FL.
(Should I bring a bottle of wine to Cocoa Beach, boss? We could roast, I mean TOAST our Tony.) 

On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 5:31 PM, 'Mike Brock' brockm@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 
​ 


Denny, I don't understand how you could miss the significance of the length
of the Swift reefer roof color thread. I mean...surely you are aware that I
am trying to promote a thread which exceeds the one on bananas back about 5
yrs ago. Only the unbelievable length of that thread keeps me from
responding to Marty McGuirk's interest in old messages on the STMFC. I
mean...should we allow a thread on bananas to be the longest ever put
through the STMFC?

Mike Brock


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