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Re: Piedmont & Northern 1101 ready for Priming

vapeurchapelon
 

Hello Bill,
 
this is just great looking! Strange ends, retainer on the "wrong" side - a real stand-out car.
 
Greetings
 
Johannes
modeling the early poat-war years up to about 1953
 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 18. Februar 2020 um 15:43 Uhr
Von: "Bill Welch" <fgexbill@...>
An: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Betreff: [RealSTMFC] Piedmont & Northern 1101 ready for Priming

One last look at my Styrene and Resin Piedmont & Northern 40-foot boxcar with Vertical Murphy ends (thanks to Dr. Dave Campbell at Yuma Car & Foundry) and Hutchins roof before it is primed. Other highlights include shortened Tichy “Superior” doors, square brake shaft, and scratch built doorstops, placard boards, draft gear buffers and ladders. The Hutchins roof was harvested from an Accurail 8-panel single sheathed boxcar and copied in resin. It was also widened slightly by cutting it down the middle and adding styrene shim.

To make the “L” section batten strip I cut .005 sheet styrene into narrow strips and then glued the base to the car side with sparing amounts of Testor’s so as to not to distort it and then gave the cement 24-hours to cure. Next I added the second strip on edge and again allowed that to cure for a day. Again I was sparing with the Testors

There are 330 rivets harvested from Athearn “blue box” freight cars—the larger ones visible on the Gusset Plates are from their gondola while the smaller ones (and the majority) are from their steel boxcar. There are sixty such harvested rivets attached to the batten strip, twelve for each ladder, nine for door door jam, and so on. The larger rivets or bolt heads seen on the edges and sides of the ends are Tichy .020 rivets.

To me it is kind of magical when the primer or paint goes onto a model. Even though it obscures the details that get added in making a model like this, it immediately transforms it too.

Bill Welch


Piedmont & Northern 1101 ready for Priming

Bill Welch
 

One last look at my Styrene and Resin Piedmont & Northern 40-foot boxcar with Vertical Murphy ends (thanks to Dr. Dave Campbell at Yuma Car & Foundry) and Hutchins roof before it is primed. Other highlights include shortened Tichy “Superior” doors, square brake shaft, and scratch built doorstops, placard boards, draft gear buffers and ladders. The Hutchins roof was harvested from an Accurail 8-panel single sheathed boxcar and copied in resin. It was also widened slightly by cutting it down the middle and adding styrene shim.

To make the “L” section batten strip I cut .005 sheet styrene into narrow strips and then glued the base to the car side with sparing amounts of Testor’s so as to not to distort it and then gave the cement 24-hours to cure. Next I added the second strip on edge and again allowed that to cure for a day. Again I was sparing with the Testors

There are 330 rivets harvested from Athearn “blue box” freight cars—the larger ones visible on the Gusset Plates are from their gondola while the smaller ones (and the majority) are from their steel boxcar. There are sixty such harvested rivets attached to the batten strip, twelve for each ladder, nine for door door jam, and so on. The larger rivets or bolt heads seen on the edges and sides of the ends are Tichy .020 rivets.

To me it is kind of magical when the primer or paint goes onto a model. Even though it obscures the details that get added in making a model like this, it immediately transforms it too.

Bill Welch


Re: Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

Allan Smith
 

Attached are copies of the 1938, 1944, 1952, 1958 ORERS for Virginia Smelting Co.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

On Monday, February 17, 2020, 01:40:14 PM PST, Dave Parker via Groups.Io <spottab@...> wrote:


As always, Ian Cranstone's tabulation of reporting marks is a very good place to start (I should of looked there first):







--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: GRAB IRONS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

The initial .008 grabs from BLMA were stainless steel.  Later I believe they used phosper bronze..The ones that I just received from Atlas seem to be brass.  I have not tested them.

Bill Pardie



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Dave Parker via Groups.Io" <spottab@...>
Date: 2/16/20 3:30 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] GRAB IRONS

I believe Bill was asking specifically for scale (0.008") grabs, for which BLMA/Atlas and Tangent fill the bill.  Tichy does not.

I have bent some SS grabs out of guitar strings, but I don't think there have been any commercial offerings, at least recently.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

Dave Parker
 

As always, Ian Cranstone's tabulation of reporting marks is a very good place to start (I should of looked there first):







--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

spsalso
 
Edited

Virginia Smelting Company is listed on page 687of the July 1945 ORER.

The reporting marks are V.S.X.

The car list is similar to that posted by Dave--some cars added, some cars removed--a total of 33 cars.  There IS 116 and 119, there is NOT 120 and 121.

April 1961 still shows VSX.  The reporting marks for the company (and the name, sort of) were changed between that date and July 1965 to VCSX.


Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

Schleigh Mike
 

VCSX and Virginia Chemical, Inc are  not listed in either the Oct 1958 or Oct 1959 issues of the ORER.

Mike Schleigh in Grove City, Penna.

On Monday, February 17, 2020, 03:25:48 PM EST, Allen Cain <allencaintn@...> wrote:


I am looking for information on Virginia Chemical Tank cars as offered by Broadway Limited (Item # 6125).  These cars have built dates of 1941 and 1946 but do not appear in my 1953, 1954 or 1955 ORER.  However they have "Test" dates in 1958 thru 1960. 

This leads me to assume that they were originally lettered for another road and later re-lettered for Virginia Chemical.

If you have an ORER for 1956 to 1959 I would appreciate it if you could see if these cars are listed and if so can you tell me their classification type code?

VCSX 116
VCSX 119
VCSX 120
VCSX 121

And if anyone has background information on Virginia Chemical it would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Allen Cain


Re: Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

Dave Parker
 

A little later than you requested, but there they are:



--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Virginia Chemical Tank Cars

Allen Cain
 

I am looking for information on Virginia Chemical Tank cars as offered by Broadway Limited (Item # 6125).  These cars have built dates of 1941 and 1946 but do not appear in my 1953, 1954 or 1955 ORER.  However they have "Test" dates in 1958 thru 1960. 

This leads me to assume that they were originally lettered for another road and later re-lettered for Virginia Chemical.

If you have an ORER for 1956 to 1959 I would appreciate it if you could see if these cars are listed and if so can you tell me their classification type code?

VCSX 116
VCSX 119
VCSX 120
VCSX 121

And if anyone has background information on Virginia Chemical it would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Allen Cain


Re: GRAB IRONS

Dave Parker
 

I believe Bill was asking specifically for scale (0.008") grabs, for which BLMA/Atlas and Tangent fill the bill.  Tichy does not.

I have bent some SS grabs out of guitar strings, but I don't think there have been any commercial offerings, at least recently.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Offered: HO Red Caboose Factory Built 1937 AAR box cars

Andy Carlson
 


Hello-

I have three (3) Factory assembled HO Red Caboose 1937 AAR single 6' door box cars, all in new and never been removed from packaging condition.

RC #RR38086-3 Lake Superior & Ishpeming w/o herald 10-51 repaint scheme L.S.& I. 2211
RC #RR38062 Clinchfield RR Freight car red w/ bowtie herald 12-62 repaint scheme CRR 5460
RC #RR38009-10 Canadian Pacific FCR w/ "Spans the World" & Tilted globe-train-plane herald. CP 22130. Interesting, this car has Canadian style of 8-rung ladders with the corner sill step integral w/ the ladder. I was never able to get these ladders from RC. 9-47 repaint scheme.

Offered for $26 each. plus buy to pay $5.50 and up for shipping.

I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee I accept PayPal. Contact me off-list (please) for details at <midcentury@...>



Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


RPCs for sale

Brian Carlson
 

I’m selling some railroad prototype Cyclopedia’s for a friend of mine we have the following volumes available for $20 each plus shipping.

#1(2), 4, 9, 12(2),16, 18, 29
2 copies of 1 and 12.

Plus edition 14 of the CDS lettering guide for $5

Contact me off list at prrk41361 at yahoo dot com. If interested.

Brian J. Carlson


Re: GRAB IRONS

Allen Cain
 

FYI Atlas still has wire grab irons listed on their website:


Scroll down and you will see them.

Allen Cain 


Re: GRAB IRONS

Allen Cain
 

Tichy also offers grab irons and are very affordable.  Both Tangent and Tichy use Phosphor Bronze wire.  Does anyone use a material that is stronger such as stainless steel?

Allen Cain


Q Question

Clark Propst
 

I started assembling a CB&Q single sheathed double steel door box car XM 11? Instructions show door and a half cars and those with steel double doors. The double door cars have raised roofs. My model has the correct side bracing for the double steel doors, but not the roof extensions. Is there a version with steel double doors without the raised roof? Or do I need to fabricate my own extension?
Thanks,
CW Propst


Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Tim O'Connor
 

Don

I thought it might be a LOCK of some kind - that car was STATIONARY at that
location for a very long time. Photos taken at least two years apart show it
in precisely the same spot, rusted to the rail. It was in use for storage.



On 2/16/2020 6:36 AM, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Tim, 

   Your comment brings the question of what good woud such an appliance be if the car
were NOT in revenue service? Also, your photo of 11945 seems to show a galvanized roof
that was not painted. Is that correct and can you provide a date for your photo?

Thank you. Don Valentine


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Missouri-Illinois RR book plug

Charlie Duckworth
 

Pricing is in the link in my posting plus information on the chapters, number of pages, etc. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Donald B. Valentine
 

Hi Tim, 

   Your comment brings the question of what good woud such an appliance be if the car
were NOT in revenue service? Also, your photo of 11945 seems to show a galvanized roof
that was not painted. Is that correct and can you provide a date for your photo?

Thank you. Don Valentine


SOLD: The MV Lenses offered for sale have been sold

Andy Carlson
 

These have found a new home. Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA




Hello-

I have 53 new MV Products lenses I am offering as a single lot for sale. Also included are 6 opened partials.

Buy all 59 packages for $110, shipping included to the US. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee I accept PayPal. Contact me off-list (please) for details at <midcentury@...>


Re: MV Products Question

Nelson Moyer
 

That was 2019. This is 2020. I left a voicemail at the web site number, and to date it hasn’t been returned.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill McGuire
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:55 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] MV Products Question

 

Hello; I have been dealing direct with MV Lens for over 30 years. I write to M.V. Products, PO. Box 6622, Orange, CA. (92613-6622). My last order was Oct. 2018 and all the requested lens I ordered were available. I paid by money order. I have never been shorted by buying direct. Service is goods and the postage is reasonable. Regards, Bill