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Re: Westerfield NB box car

Benjamin Hom
 

Todd Sullivan wrote:
"Thanks, I'm sure you are correct.  I'll change the note on my e-copy to reflect that.  I never thought it looked like Boston."

Captioned as Buffalo here:


Ben Hom


Re: Westerfield NB box car

Todd Sullivan
 

Brian,

Thanks, I'm sure you are correct.  I'll change the note on my e-copy to reflect that.  I never thought it looked like Boston.

Todd Sullivan


Re: Westerfield NB box car

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Todd and Clark,

In the distance is what appears to be an L&N PS-1 boxcar, probably 5141. These were delivered in March 1952. Hope this helps.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 12:24 PM Todd Sullivan via Groups.Io <sullivant41=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Clark,

I think you are right about the roofs not all being replaced.  I've attached (I hope) a photo from somewhere online that is of the NYC / B&A yard in Boston with lots of NYC boxcars, including both kinds made by Westerfield.  There are a variety of roofs, including the original.  I believe the photo dates to the early or mid-1950s.

Todd Sullivan

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Re: Westerfield NB box car

Brian Carlson
 

I have the same photo but it’s labeled Gardenville (Buffalo) yard 1953. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Mar 24, 2020, at 12:24 PM, Todd Sullivan via Groups.Io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Hi Clark,

I think you are right about the roofs not all being replaced.  I've attached (I hope) a photo from somewhere online that is of the NYC / B&A yard in Boston with lots of NYC boxcars, including both kinds made by Westerfield.  There are a variety of roofs, including the original.  I believe the photo dates to the early or mid-1950s.

Todd Sullivan
<NYC Yard Boston lots of boxcars.jpg>


Re: Tools for photo etched ladder assembly

Lester Breuer
 

Malcolm I use Ca to attach the rungs.  I hold the jig downward when applied so the CA does not run back into the jig attaching stile to jig.  As they say, “ Ask me how I know?”  And, to date no problem with the CA failing on the rungs.   Soldering as you did can be used.
Lester Breuer


Re: Westerfield NB box car

Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Clark,

I think you are right about the roofs not all being replaced.  I've attached (I hope) a photo from somewhere online that is of the NYC / B&A yard in Boston with lots of NYC boxcars, including both kinds made by Westerfield.  There are a variety of roofs, including the original.  I believe the photo dates to the early or mid-1950s.

Todd Sullivan


Re: Tools for photo etched ladder assembly

william darnaby
 

Because of the number of Yarmouth kits I acquired I eventually broke down a got one the fret bending tools for the stiles so now I had to assemble ladders.  I went with soldering.  Years ago I bought one of the soldering pads offered by Micro-Mark designed to hold parts while soldering.  The pad becomes it’s own jig in a sense as the rungs poke through the holes in the stiles and into the pad.  The ladder can be completely assembled out of the loose rungs and stiles on he pad and then a quick touch of the soldering iron at each rung attaches the rungs into a rigid structure.

 

Bill Darnaby

 


Re: Westerfield NB box car

Clark Propst
 

Barry Bennett
Mar 23   
The door, pulling loops and the roof and running board may need to be changed as most of the NYC cars had been re-roofed with either straight or diagonal panels and all(ish) some iteration of patch panels by the early/mid 50's. You also need to consider the layout of the brake components and remove the plate protecting the 'triple' valve. If you want NYC it may be easier to buy a Westerfield kit and replace the roof, which is what I will do with mine ......eventually, sometime, maybe.

The last three words are unacceptable...Built them!  ;  )) Many of us have nothing better to do anyway....
I struggled with this, it's like a old auto. Do you restore it as was, or do you modify it? I'm more in the restore camp. It came down to resale value. I believe the NYC version would be more desirable. So I built it as NYC, one side is decaled as I write. I understand that the roofs were replaced, but this model in one piece and very, very well done. I model 1948-50 so hopefully not all were replaced by then?
CW Propst


Re: Tools for photo etched ladder assembly

mrvant@rogers.com
 

Here is the photo of the ladders on my express reefer under construction. 


Re: Tools for photo etched ladder assembly

mrvant@rogers.com
 

Thanks for sharing your technique. Do you use CA to glue the rungs to stiles?

i used a similar jig approach with the photo-etched rungs. I tacked them in place with CA then when set flipped over the ladder and soldered them. I found that the CA didn’t hold the photo-etched rungs really well. I had to add steps at the bottom to customize the ladders for a CPR wood express reefer I’m working on. 


I think I have attached a photo of the car showing the assembled ladders.

Malcolm Vant


Re: Westerfield NB box car

Rob M.
 

Barry,  

We quarter inch scale modelers are blessed by a complete series of the different variants of NYC and clone cars in brass thanks to the late Pat O’Boyle and Pacific Limited.  They include the NYC cars of all years and configurations as well as the HCRR and N&B clones.

 

Due to the sheer numbers it’s seemingly as necessary to have the NYC and subsidiary roads variants as it is the vaunted X29.  They were everywhere.

Rob Mondichak 





Re: FS: Steam ERA Rolling Stock

O Fenton Wells
 

Allen I will take 2 of any of the  RC X-29 cars, the Railway express and any SAL lettered car.
Fenton

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 10:48 PM Allen Cain <Allencaintn@...> wrote:
Time to thin the herd sale!

This link will take you to my first pass of cars for sale, both kits and RTR.


Take a look and email with your interests.  These are boxed up so bear with me as I dig out the gems.

Now this is my first attempt to use a file on a Google Drive and I pray that I got it right.  If you cannot open it, email me OFF LIST and I will send a list to you in either Excel or PDF formats (please specify).

Thanks for your consideration.

Allen Cain



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Off-Topic: Eschelman Turnout Links

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

I am in need of some Eschelman turnout links. I have three and need three more, but would gladly take extras for future projects. If any of you have any of these kicking around in your parts boxes, I would be happy to buy or trade for same. They can be new, or used as long as they are complete.

Please DO NOT RESPOND to this message in-group. My personal contact address is mallardlodge1000@... .

Thanks in advance to any who can help.

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆


Tools for photo etched ladder assembly

Lester Breuer
 

I am in the process of building a resin freight car kit that contains photo etched ladders that need to be assembled.  Since my post on ladders I have found and am using new  tools and jig to assemble them.  If you are interested in the new tools and jig I use to assemble the ladders, photos and write up are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company. If would like to take a look please do at the following link:


FS: Steam ERA Rolling Stock

Allen Cain
 

Time to thin the herd sale!

This link will take you to my first pass of cars for sale, both kits and RTR.


Take a look and email with your interests.  These are boxed up so bear with me as I dig out the gems.

Now this is my first attempt to use a file on a Google Drive and I pray that I got it right.  If you cannot open it, email me OFF LIST and I will send a list to you in either Excel or PDF formats (please specify).

Thanks for your consideration.

Allen Cain


Re: SP 26571 with 5/4/5/3 end

Richard Townsend
 

Whoops! It's in print and I have a copy. It's V.3 I'm trying to find. Carry on.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Townsend via Groups.Io <richtownsend@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 7:37 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SP 26571 with 5/4/5/3 end

If only it were in print . . . .

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Thompson <tony@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SP 26571 with 5/4/5/3 end

Richard Townsend wrote:

Here's a new one on me: a 5/4/5/3 end.


    Kitbashed by SP from USRA corrugated ends in the B-50-12A rebuilding. Covered in detail in my book on SP box cars, Volume 4 of the _Southern Pacific Freight Cars_ series.

Tony Thompson




Re: SP 26571 with 5/4/5/3 end

Tony Thompson
 

If only it were in print . . . .

     It's in stock right now. You may be thinking of Volume 3, which is indeed OOP.


Tony Thompson




Re: SP 26571 with 5/4/5/3 end

Richard Townsend
 

If only it were in print . . . .

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Thompson <tony@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 5:17 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SP 26571 with 5/4/5/3 end

Richard Townsend wrote:

Here's a new one on me: a 5/4/5/3 end.


    Kitbashed by SP from USRA corrugated ends in the B-50-12A rebuilding. Covered in detail in my book on SP box cars, Volume 4 of the _Southern Pacific Freight Cars_ series.

Tony Thompson




Re: SP 26571 with 5/4/5/3 end

mel perry
 

see also MM 10/92 and RMC 9/03
mel perry


On Mon, Mar 23, 2020, 4:51 PM Richard Townsend via Groups.Io <richtownsend=netscape.net@groups.io> wrote:
Here's a new one on me: a 5/4/5/3 end.


Re: SP 26571 with 5/4/5/3 end

Tony Thompson
 

Richard Townsend wrote:

Here's a new one on me: a 5/4/5/3 end.


    Kitbashed by SP from USRA corrugated ends in the B-50-12A rebuilding. Covered in detail in my book on SP box cars, Volume 4 of the _Southern Pacific Freight Cars_ series.

Tony Thompson