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Re: Trainshed Cyclopedia Listing / Index

Richard Townsend
 

Here's a link to a listing of the first 50:

http://sbiii.com/rr1.html#ts-index

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Charlie Vlk <cvlk@...>
To: RealSTMFC <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Apr 3, 2020 3:56 pm
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Trainshed Cyclopedia Listing / Index

All-
On topic because these publications did contain a good bit of Steam Era
Freight Car information:
Does anyone know how many Trainshed Cyclopedia volumes were issued?
Right now I am trying to organize my library and I am filing the most
valuable softcover books and magazines into cardboard file holders and am
wondering if there were any issued beyond No. 90.
It looks like I am only missing seven from the first 16 and would like to
complete the series.
Thank you,
Charlie





Re: Trainshed Cyclopedia Listing / Index

Richard Brennan
 

At 03:56 PM 4/3/2020, Charlie Vlk wrote:
Does anyone know how many Trainshed Cyclopedia volumes were issued?
Right now I am trying to organize my library and I am filing the most
valuable softcover books and magazines into cardboard file holders and am
wondering if there were any issued beyond No. 90.
Charlie
I've only had a list of 90 for the last few years:

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Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
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1 Locomotives 1922
2 Switching & Freight Locomotives 1930
3 Box Stock Reefers 1931
4 Rules & Regulations
5 Gondolas & Hoppers 1940's
6 Passenger Locomotives
7 Buildings & Structures 1893
8 Passenger Cars 1931
9 War & Standard locomotives & Cars 1919
10 Rail Motor Cars 1919-1928
11 Caboose Cars 1879 - 1943
12 Tank Cars 1922-1943
13 Buildings & Structures 1893
14 4-8-4s and other Heavy Passenger Locomotives 1927-1941
15 Heavy Traction, Electric Locomotives 1922-1943
16 Passenger Trains 1943
17 Box Stock & Flat Cars 1943
18 Locomotives 1916
19 Buildings & Structures 1893
20 Diesel Electric Locomotives 1925-1938
21 Passenger Cars 1943
22 Steam Locomotives
23 Steam Locomotives & Tenders 1938
24 Buildings & Structures 1893
25 Electric Motor Cars 1888-1928
26 Railway Service Cars 1928-1943
27 Signals & Signal Symbols
28 Cars, Scales & Gates 1909
29 Freight Cars 1892
30 Rail Motor Cars 1919-1928
31 Locomotives 1927
32 Locomotives Tenders Trucks 1927
33 Buildings & Structures 1893
34 Shays & Other Geared Locomotives
35 Freight Cars 1919 (Part 1)
36 Freight Cars 1919 (Part 2)
37 Industrial & Foreign Locomotives/Service Equipment 1930-36
38 Buildings & Structures 1893
39 Passenger cars 1892
40 Locomotive Cabs & Fittings 1927
41 Locomotive Cabs & Fittings 1927
42 Passenger Cars 1919

Index Index Train Shed cyclopedia volumes 1-42 index

43 Diesel & Oil Electric Locomotives 1930-1936
44 Locomotives 1913 & 1919
45 Steam Locomotives 1940-1950's
46 Flats Gondolas & Hoppers 1931
47 Steam Locomotives 1940-1950's
48 Hoppers Industrials & Lettering 1931
49 Steam Locomotives 1940-1950's
50 Steam Locomotives 1940-1950's
51 Steam Locomotives 1940-1950's
52 Steam Locomotives 1919
53 Steam Locomotives 1919
54 Bridges & Trestles
55 Freight & Passenger Cars 1898 (Part 1)
56 Steam Locomotives 1940-1950's
57 Freight & Passenger Cars 1898 (Part 2)
58 Diesel Locomotives 1940-1950's
59 Freight & Passenger Cars 1898
60 Diesel Locomotives 1940-1950's
61 Box Stock Reefers 1925
62 Flats Gondolas & Hoppers 1925 (Part 2)
63 Dump Cars, Tanks, Cabooses, Passenger Cars 1925
64 Diesel Locomotives 1940-1950's
65 Passengers, Postals, Motor Cars 1925
66 Electric & Turbine Locomotives 1940-1950's
67 Passenger Details, Trucks & Industrials 1925
68 Passenger Details, Trucks & Industrials 1925
69 Locomotive Photos 1912
70 Gondolas & Hoppers 1943
71 Hoppers, Tanks, Container Cars & Cabooses 1943
72 Locomotive Drawings 1912
73 Freight & Passenger Cars, Shops & Terminals 1940-1950's [1]
74 Smoke Box Stoker Valve Gears & Trucks 1912
75 Cabooses & Freight Car 1943
76 Cow Catchers, Cabs & Fittings, Tenders 1912
77 Freight Car Construction Details 1943
78 Electric Locomotives & Motor Cars 1912
79 Freight & Passenger Cars, Shops & Terminals 1940-1950's [2]
80 Steam Diesel Electric Locomotives 1940-1950's
81 Freight Car Construction Details 1943
82 Boilers 1919
83 Freight Car Construction Details 1943
84 Smoke Boxes & Stokers 1919
85 Freight & Passenger Cars, Shops & Terminals 1940-1950's [3]
86 Motor Cars & Passenger Construction details 1943
87 Frames Cylinders Valve Gears 1919
88 Passenger Car Construction Details 1943
89 Pistons Trucks 1919
90 Freight & Passenger Cars, Shops & Terminals 1940-1950's [4]


Re: Trainshed Cyclopedia Listing / Index

Bob Webber
 

Charlie... And all... After the emergency is passed contact irm s used book store.  2 baggage cars full of books... Including trainshed and original cyclopedias.   There was an index for it... I know he still had material to print, but it wasn't paying the bills. 

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On Apr 3, 2020, at 5:56 PM, Charlie Vlk <cvlk@...> wrote:
All-
On topic because these publications did contain a good bit of Steam Era
Freight Car information:
Does anyone know how many Trainshed Cyclopedia volumes were issued?
Right now I am trying to organize my library and I am filing the most
valuable softcover books and magazines into cardboard file holders and am
wondering if there were any issued beyond No. 90.
It looks like I am only missing seven from the first 16 and would like to
complete the series.
Thank you,
Charlie





Trainshed Cyclopedia Listing / Index

Charlie Vlk
 

All-
On topic because these publications did contain a good bit of Steam Era
Freight Car information:
Does anyone know how many Trainshed Cyclopedia volumes were issued?
Right now I am trying to organize my library and I am filing the most
valuable softcover books and magazines into cardboard file holders and am
wondering if there were any issued beyond No. 90.
It looks like I am only missing seven from the first 16 and would like to
complete the series.
Thank you,
Charlie


FS - Railway Prototype Cyclopedia V 14

Stic Harris
 

Happy Friday all,

I have a duplicate copy in mint condition from a smoke-free and COVID-free home.

Asking $14 plus actual shipping to continental U.S. only.

Topics covered in this volume include:
  - Missouri Pacific steel rebuilds
  - 40' Cryogenic Gas Boxcars/Tankcars
  - General American 37' Meat Reefers
  - 1926/1929 A.R.A Quadruple Hoppers Addendum

If interested email sticdvm at gmail.

Thanks and stay safe,

Stic Harris
  

--


- Stic


Re: New Run: Rapido HO Scale General American Meat Reefer

Bill Welch
 

I do not see anywhere if they are also offering the Barber S-1 trucks separately. Anyone comment if Swift owned these cars? I picked one ar a very good price from the previous run and would buy the Yellow w/Rad banner if Swift owned them.

Bill Welch


New Run: Rapido HO Scale General American Meat Reefer

Bob Chaparro
 

New Run: Rapido HO Scale General American Meat Reefer

From the Rapido website: "Rapido is pleased to announce a new production run of our HO scale General American 37’ meat refrigerator car! It has been quite a while since we’ve offered these popular cars for sale, and it’s about time that we did some more! We are offering new road numbers on some of the most popular schemes from the earlier runs, as well as an all-new HO release."

https://rapidotrains.com/products/ho-scale/freight-cars/ho-scale-37-general-american-garx-reefer

These are available in multiple road numbers for:

American Stores

Armour

Cudahy

Dubuque

GARX Refrigerator

Hormel

Kingan

Morris Rifkin

Oscar Meyer

Swift (Red Block, Red Billboard & War Bonds)

URTX Refrigerator

Undecorated

I have no idea whether all of these variants are accurate for prototype cars, however.

I have no financial connection to Rapido.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: NRC flat end steel 40' reefers

Allan Smith
 

I Have photos of 19208,19220 and 19286 with flat ends.  Photos of 18609 and 18620 have 4/4 IDE ends.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, 09:34:06 PM PDT, pennsylvania1954 <stevehprr@...> wrote:


I am seeing some confusing info. Andy is asking about flat ends for NRC series 18500-19499. Tim provided photos of 18620, decidedly not flat end, and 19208 with flat ends. A photo of 19020, also with flat ends, can be found by searching "NRC" on this list. In my files I also have a photo of 19080 which shows flat ends. When I consult the Jan 1955 ORER, Item 31 is the line for 18500-19299 which includes all four of the cars I cited here. Although this photo evidence is not conclusive, I would hesitate before decaling a model with flat ends any number below 19000.
--
Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: Photo: End-Loading Poultry Car

Bob Chaparro
 

And some comments from Doug Harding, who has some expertise in this area...

I dispute some of John Wubbel’s assumptions. And his commentary shows some of the confusion that exists out there.

The first photo shows poultry car LPTC 467, a standard Live Poultry designed car. The end doors were for ventilation, not for loading. This design had poultry loaded via the center door. The birds were removed from the farmer’s crates, and placed into the built in car crates by hand. There were some early poultry car designs that involved loading the farmer’s crates on to the car, but farmers had a hard time getting their crates back, so the Live Poultry design became the standard by the 1880s.

To my knowledge Hicks never built a poultry car. They did build stockcars, and the CGW did have some Hicks stockcars. I had not seen the photo of the CGW car on the Hanover Railway, but it shows a standard Hicks design.

And the drawing looks more like the interior of a horse car.

Doug  Harding


Re: NRC flat end steel 40' reefers

pennsylvania1954
 

I am seeing some confusing info. Andy is asking about flat ends for NRC series 18500-19499. Tim provided photos of 18620, decidedly not flat end, and 19208 with flat ends. A photo of 19020, also with flat ends, can be found by searching "NRC" on this list. In my files I also have a photo of 19080 which shows flat ends. When I consult the Jan 1955 ORER, Item 31 is the line for 18500-19299 which includes all four of the cars I cited here. Although this photo evidence is not conclusive, I would hesitate before decaling a model with flat ends any number below 19000.
--
Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: Sunshine B&O O-59A gondola

Richard Remiarz
 

Elden,

 

Thanks for sending these.  I haven’t seen these before.

 

Rich Remiarz

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Sent: Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:11 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io; ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io; RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Sunshine B&O O-59A gondola

 

Rich;

 

Had you seen these?

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Remiarz
Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:33 AM
To: ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io; RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Sunshine B&O O-59A gondola

 

I just finished assembling a Sunshine O-59A gondola.  Next up is the paint shop.  Thank you Ed a Hawkins for the article in RPC volume 23 on the Bethlehem gondolas.  The instructions only had a single small photo of the prototype.  The article was invaluable while assembling the kit.  

 

As long as we are sheltering in place, might as well work on the stash of resin kits.  Next up, a Speedwitch NP 50’ boxcar.

 

Sincerely,

Rich Remiarz

Vadnais Heights, MN

 

 

On Apr 1, 2020, at 6:34 AM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:



Several modelers shared their hobby progress over a couple of days last week on a few discussion lists. As recent RPM events have been canceled or postponed, these posts were pulled onto the latest blog post to inspire readers to build and create. 

 

 

Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy

 


Re: NRC flat end steel 40' reefers

mopacfirst
 

I believe the Microscale MDT set(s) is (are) correct.  The paint scheme shown, with the sans serif, can definitely be done with the Microscale set.  I don't know if these cars are old enough that they were first lettered in the MDT Roman style.

Ron Merrick


Clover Leaf Company Poultry Caretaker’s Car

Bob Chaparro
 

Clover Leaf Company Poultry Caretaker’s Car

Courtesy of the Nickel Plate Road Historical & Technical Society, here is a link to a drawing, photos and narrative about a circa 1920 Clover Leaf Company poultry caretaker’s car:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5be23b9196d455a4b380589c/t/5c65dc668165f53e880de8e4/1550179443141/september2015mn.pdf

The material appears on Page 35.

The drawing is from the Ray Breyer Collection and the photos are from the Steve Grigg collection

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railway Bull Shippers Group

https://groups.io/g/RailwayBullShippersGroup


Re: Sunshine B&O O-59A gondola

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Rich;

 

Had you seen these?

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Remiarz
Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 10:33 AM
To: ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io; RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Sunshine B&O O-59A gondola

 

I just finished assembling a Sunshine O-59A gondola.  Next up is the paint shop.  Thank you Ed a Hawkins for the article in RPC volume 23 on the Bethlehem gondolas.  The instructions only had a single small photo of the prototype.  The article was invaluable while assembling the kit.  

 

As long as we are sheltering in place, might as well work on the stash of resin kits.  Next up, a Speedwitch NP 50’ boxcar.

 

Sincerely,

Rich Remiarz

Vadnais Heights, MN

 



On Apr 1, 2020, at 6:34 AM, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:



Several modelers shared their hobby progress over a couple of days last week on a few discussion lists. As recent RPM events have been canceled or postponed, these posts were pulled onto the latest blog post to inspire readers to build and create. 

 

 

Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: NRC flat end steel 40' reefers

Tim O'Connor
 


This is my only photo of one with flat plate ends


On 4/1/2020 5:14 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:
Hello-

I have a composite kit made and sold by Stan Rydarowicz. The kit uses an Intermountain kit of a 40' steel ice bunker reefer with swinging doors. The Intermountain white kit box is labeled "RESIN PARTS NRC 18500-19499 Flat End"; the label positioned over the IM kit label. The Kit has rather brief generic instructions that covers actually a kit with new resin sides, which this one doesn't, but does have a twin raised panel resin roof and a pair of flat riveted ends. There is also a fairly nice plastic Apex style of running board with see-through detail. All of the Intermountain kit parts seem to be present.

My curiosity is compelling me to ask this group for the thoughts of how accurate of a kit for this class of 1000 reefers it is and if a good source of decals is available for it.



Thanks everyone,

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: NRC flat end steel 40' reefers

Tim O'Connor
 


hmmm...

On 4/1/2020 5:14 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:
Hello-

I have a composite kit made and sold by Stan Rydarowicz. The kit uses an Intermountain kit of a 40' steel ice bunker reefer with swinging doors. The Intermountain white kit box is labeled "RESIN PARTS NRC 18500-19499 Flat End"; the label positioned over the IM kit label. The Kit has rather brief generic instructions that covers actually a kit with new resin sides, which this one doesn't, but does have a twin raised panel resin roof and a pair of flat riveted ends. There is also a fairly nice plastic Apex style of running board with see-through detail. All of the Intermountain kit parts seem to be present.

My curiosity is compelling me to ask this group for the thoughts of how accurate of a kit for this class of 1000 reefers it is and if a good source of decals is available for it.



Thanks everyone,

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Accurail kit 4498

lsittler
 

Thanks Ben. I appreciate the info and the reference to the list archives. I have never really been involved with groups like this; so it’s all new to me and I apologize for bringing up “old news”. I’ll keep this in mind in the future. Les
 

From: Benjamin Hom
Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:20 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io ; main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Accurail kit 4498
 
Les Sittler asked:
"The only remaining question I have is, you previously referenced the Don Valentine door and one-half kit- was this to retrofit the steel end cars back before they were rebuilt to 6’ doors or what was the purpose?"
 
The Standard Steel Car Co. (one of Don's New England Rail Service product lines) auxiliary door (conversion parts only, NOT a full kit) is for a kitbash of the Accurail SS boxcar into GTW automobile boxcars first documented by Richard Hendrickson in the April 1993 issue of Railmodel Journal (page 13):
Richard did this first kitbash by cutting up a second model for the auxiliary door - these conversion parts greatly facilitate this project.

Realize that you're new here, but a lot of your questions on the Accurail cars have been discussed before on this list.  You might want to give the list archives a search first.  The search engine isn't terribly great, but it stands a good chance to turn up answers to previous questions.  In this case, several list members have done this project in the past and posted photos and other information.
 
 
Ben Hom

Virus-free. www.avg.com


NRC flat end steel 40' reefers

Andy Carlson
 

Hello-

I have a composite kit made and sold by Stan Rydarowicz. The kit uses an Intermountain kit of a 40' steel ice bunker reefer with swinging doors. The Intermountain white kit box is labeled "RESIN PARTS NRC 18500-19499 Flat End"; the label positioned over the IM kit label. The Kit has rather brief generic instructions that covers actually a kit with new resin sides, which this one doesn't, but does have a twin raised panel resin roof and a pair of flat riveted ends. There is also a fairly nice plastic Apex style of running board with see-through detail. All of the Intermountain kit parts seem to be present.

My curiosity is compelling me to ask this group for the thoughts of how accurate of a kit for this class of 1000 reefers it is and if a good source of decals is available for it.



Thanks everyone,

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Re: Kadee Shutdown Announced

Schuyler Larrabee
 

That’s one advantage of being a SLOW modeler.  I stand very little risk of running out of 158s.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Adams
Sent: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 1:57 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Kadee Shutdown Announced

 

I just received an email announcement from Kadee that they are shutting down for the duration of the epidemic as they are considered non-essential by the state of Oregon. 

This may mean I will have to re-use all those old #5 couplers I have been replacing once I run  out of #158's.  

Don't Panic and Carry On....
--
Ken Adams


Kadee Shutdown Announced

Ken Adams
 

I just received an email announcement from Kadee that they are shutting down for the duration of the epidemic as they are considered non-essential by the state of Oregon. 

This may mean I will have to re-use all those old #5 couplers I have been replacing once I run  out of #158's.  

Don't Panic and Carry On....
--
Ken Adams