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Re: Soo Line boxcar

Richard Remiarz
 

Elliot,

I just found the instructions for the Sunshine kit, and now understand what you are referring to.  Neither the instructions for the Speedwitch kit or Ted Culotta’s article on the cars showed this part, so I didn’t include it on the model.  I don’t know if this part was unique to the later cars that were modeled by the Sunshine kit, or if it was used on all series of Soo sawtooth boxcars.  I also looked at a number of photos of Soo sawtooth boxcars.  The few that showed the brake cylinder did not seem to contain the mechanism shown on the Sunshine instructions.  Hopefully one of our Soo Line experts can shed more light on this subject.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz


On Mar 13, 2020, at 9:26 PM, Elliot Courtney via Groups.Io <ecourtne@...> wrote:



Rich,
Thank you for the great info! What did you use for the rod that the brake chain “slider” rides on while connected to the chain?  Brass strip? Size? It connects the brake cylinder to the rigging via the chain.

I hope I am explaining it well, the sunshine instructions had a picture of this assembly, supposedly unique to the sawtooth cars.
Elliot 


Re: Soo Line Boxcar Footnote

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Also the chain on most applications consists of three round rungs with an elongated rung on each end.

Bill Pardie



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Elliot Courtney via Groups.Io" <ecourtne@...>
Date: 3/13/20 4:26 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Soo Line boxcar

Rich,
Thank you for the great info! What did you use for the rod that the brake chain “slider” rides on while connected to the chain?  Brass strip? Size? It connects the brake cylinder to the rigging via the chain.

I hope I am explaining it well, the sunshine instructions had a picture of this assembly, supposedly unique to the sawtooth cars.
Elliot 


Re: Soo Line boxcar

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Elliot:

I make up schackels from .010 brass wire for this.
Sounds complicated but is really easy and quick.  Also looks great.

Bill Pardie



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Elliot Courtney via Groups.Io" <ecourtne@...>
Date: 3/13/20 4:26 PM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Soo Line boxcar

Rich,
Thank you for the great info! What did you use for the rod that the brake chain “slider” rides on while connected to the chain?  Brass strip? Size? It connects the brake cylinder to the rigging via the chain.

I hope I am explaining it well, the sunshine instructions had a picture of this assembly, supposedly unique to the sawtooth cars.
Elliot 


Re: Soo Line boxcar

Elliot Courtney
 

Rich,
Thank you for the great info! What did you use for the rod that the brake chain “slider” rides on while connected to the chain?  Brass strip? Size? It connects the brake cylinder to the rigging via the chain.

I hope I am explaining it well, the sunshine instructions had a picture of this assembly, supposedly unique to the sawtooth cars.
Elliot 


KCS boxcar

Richard Remiarz
 

Attached are photos of a KCS Interim AAR boxcar I just completed.  It was built from a Speedwitch kit.  The flat finish dried less than 2 hours before packing the car and bringing it to the Twin Cities Modeler’s Retreat.  Nothing like a deadline to drive progress.

The photos were taken at the Modeler’s Retreat tonite on a module I will be using tomorrow for a scenery clinic.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz 
Vadnais Heights, MN


Re: Help Identifying Boxcar Ends.

Steve Haas
 

 

**** I must have mis transcribed the GN group. ****

 

Welcome to the group! (GRIN) I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve made that mistake in my life!

**** I mentioned the flat bottom of the top rib in a second post. ****

 

Yes, you did. It was late last night as I responded to those messages . . . . . .

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

Steve Haas

Snoqualmie, WA

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Re: Help Identifying Boxcar Ends.

Steve Haas
 

Tim writes:

**** Thanks Steve. You're right but I have ignored the treatment of the flat-bottom top major rib because EVERYONE in the hobby biz has ignored it (in HO scale) with one Accurail exception (I think; from memory). ****

Your memory is pretty good - Accurail does make a rthin/3/3 end for some of it's reefer kits. Bill Welch posted a teaser shot a year or so ago ahead of one of his clinics. The pic did include a rthin/3/4 end. I queried him off list and he turned me on to the Accurail ends. I've got four sets here that I'm attempting to convert into a viable master suitable for casting enough in resin to cover my needs (Four dozen or so for GN, SP&S, and perhaps other cars). Unfortunately, my skills at removing ladders, brake housings, and tack boards from curve services is lacking . . . . . . ☹

**** There are dozens and dozens of examples where that feature is missing from our models. :-( ****

Yep Almost 20K cars with the IDN-2 end. I'm doing some Excel work to see if I can't do a nice job of summarizing Ed's data by various IDN-2 configurations - maybe a nice summary might temp someone to consider marketing additional end options.

Best regards,

Steve

Steve Haas
Snoqualmie, WA


Re: pdf attachment errors

Paul Woods <paul@...>
 

Hi John and Group

Yes, I frequently get taken to the group home page instead of the attachment I had clicked on in an e-mail.  This is primarily .jpg's in my case but I have also come across .pdf's that won't load.  I have found that I can sometimes view the offending attachment by going into the list of messages on the groups.io site and clicking on the link there, but it is not always available.

Regards
Paul Woods


C&O 8000-9499 boxcar end diagram

David
 

These are the AMC version of the 1920s ARA steel-sheathed box, with the "innie" version of the early Dreadnaught end.

This drawing shows the taller Dreadnaught end on N&W class BT, but the general profile is the same:
https://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/detail.php?ID=14919

David Thompson


Hutchins Dry Lading Roof?

David
 

I'm inclined to think this is someone's outside metal roof, and not any sort of all-steel roof.

David Thompson


Re: Hutchins Dry Lading Roof?

Dennis Storzek
 

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 12:23 PM, Gene Deimling wrote:
It appears to be a Viking roof similar to those used on SP boxcars
Yeah, it does, but I don't think the Viking name was in use in 1916, being a trade name Chicago-Cleveland transitioned to some time around WWII.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Soo Line boxcar

Richard Remiarz
 

Elliot,

I used Campbell Scale Models chain, which is 42 links per inch.  I used 1x6 styrene for the brake levers, and 0.012 wire with clevises made from Grandt Line turnbuckles for the brake rods.

Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN


On Mar 13, 2020, at 11:40 AM, Elliot Courtney via Groups.Io <ecourtne@...> wrote:



Great model! What size chain and brass strip do you need for the brake cylinder pulley assembly? My sunshine kit of the soo sawtooth did not include either. 

Thanks,
Elliot 


SPECIAL NOTICE – Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers Meet postponement

Richard McQuade
 

SPECIAL NOTICE – Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers Meet postponement

 

Current public health concerns due to the spreading of Covid -9 have compelled us to postpone the Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers Meet scheduled to be held on Sat. Mar. 21 at Humber College to a later date at the College. Many of us are older and have a higher risk of contracting the virus. We cannot ensure that proper social distance can be maintained at Humber. We hope that anybody who has paid for travel tickets will be able to get full reimbursement given this situation. Safety for all is our primary concern.

Below are the websites of the three government public health websites where you can get the latest information about Covid 19.

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

 

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/coronavirus/

 

We regret having to take this measure and hope that you will continue to support our Meet in the future when we look forward to again having a great day of modelling fun and cameraderie! We will continue to work with Humber College and will contact you when we are able to reschedule the meet.

 

Please pass this information onto anybody you know who usually comes to the Meet or has expressed interest in attending.

 

Our sincerest best wishes to all that you and yours may remain healthy through this challenging time.

 

James Whatley Richard McQuade Brian Gauer

Organizers of the Toronto Railway Prototype Modellers Meet


Re: Hutchins Dry Lading Roof?

Gene Deimling
 

It appears to be a Viking roof similar to those used on SP boxcars

Gene Deimling 


Re: RPM updates

John Sykes III
 

The Valley Forge RPM has been cancelled due to Corona virus.

-- John


Re: Soo Line boxcar

O Fenton Wells
 

Nice looking build Rich, like the finished product.
Fenton

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:32 PM Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...> wrote:
Greetings,

I completed Soo Line 133542 last night, just in time for this weekend's Twin Cities Railroad Modeler's Retreat.  It is a Speedwitch K108 Soo Line Sawtooth Single Sheathed Box Car kit, painted with Tru-Color TCP-200 SOO Freight Car Red and weathered with Pan Pastels.  I hope to have one more car completed tomorrow morning.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz
Vadnais Heights, MN



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Re: Hutchins Dry Lading Roof?

mel perry
 

you are correct, it is a chicago-clevrland,
if memory serves me right?, bob hundman in MM did an article on how
to build one of these radial roofs
from scratch, and one of the prototype
illustrations featured this roof with
the bolt head (?) attachments on the
rib supports, believe the issue was 8/99
;-)
mel perry

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020, 10:34 AM Dave Parker via Groups.Io <spottab=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I agree that it's a radial roof, but it doesn't seem to match the images of the Hutchins "camber" roof in the 1916 CBC.  I don't know who made that roof.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


pdf attachment errors

John Cathcart
 

Group/ moderator, Lately I am unable to open pdf attachment to received messages and instead land on the group home page. Seem to happen about every other digest. Anyone else having this problem? Assistance appreciated. jgcat1at cox dot net.


Re: Hutchins Dry Lading Roof?

Dave Parker
 

I agree that it's a radial roof, but it doesn't seem to match the images of the Hutchins "camber" roof in the 1916 CBC.  I don't know who made that roof.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Hutchins Dry Lading Roof?

mel perry
 

the radial version
mel perry

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020, 10:00 AM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Hutchins Dry Lading Roof?

A photo taken in 1916:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ssave/39075615572/in/album-72157689846832316/

Is this an example of a Hutchins Dry Lading roof?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA