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Re: Trainshed Cyclopedia Listing / Index

Charlie Vlk
 

All-
Thanks for all the responses. Looks like 1-90 are the sum total of volumes.
I now only need three (5,9 &12) to complete my set if I responded to Al
Smith quickly enough!

Best regards and stay safe!!!
Charlie Vlk

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Richard Brennan
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 6:25 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Trainshed Cyclopedia Listing / Index

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:

--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------

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: New Run: Rapido HO Scale General American Meat Reefer

Richard Townsend
 

The Swift cars had BCR roofs, including the red cars. Obviously they weathered to streaky gray and red. I’ll defer to others on the silver, at least for the wood sided cars.


On Apr 3, 2020, at 5:30 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Brian,

Nice catch.  My Rapido reefers are in storage in Syracuse, so I'd better make a note to check the SRLX car when we are reunited.  I'll also check my Sunshine kit that is painted but not assembled.  Hmmm, maybe I should dig it out and finish it during this corona virus lull.

Fun story: Tony Koester had 26 of those red Atlas reefers, and Atlas only produced about 6 numbers.  As occasional yardmaster in Frankfort's eastbound yard, I got awfully tired of seeing numbers repeat in a cut of Swift reefers from Kansas City.  So, I offered to rework them a bit and renumber them, working in batches of 4-5 cars.  The next operating session, Tony presented me with a box with all 26 (!) along with some dry transfer numbers that were exactly right for the Atlas lettering.  The dry transfers didn't work very well, and I decided it was easier to hand re-letter the cars.  I found that any of the numbers 0, 6 and 9, could be easily transformed into another of those numbers, and the same for 3, 6 and 8, so that's how they got renumbered.  I tried using decals for the journal repack data, and the first car took about 2.5 hours to get the decals settled into the scribed siding on both sides.  Nope, that wasn't going to work, either, so I faked the RPKD data with tiny dabs of white paint.  It works with the 2 foot rule - no one has mentioned that it isn't legible, and I still use the technique on my models!

Todd Sullivan


Re: Trainshed Cyclopedia Listing / Index

Allan Smith
 

Charlie I Have No 6, 8, 9, 10 11, 14, 16, 18 20, 21, 22, 23, 27 54, 58,61, 70, 71. If anyone is interested I will sell for $5.00 plus shipping.

Al Smith
Sonora CA 
Smithal9@...

On Friday, April 3, 2020, 04:25:28 PM PDT, Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...> wrote:


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





Illinois Central Shippers Guide

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello Everyone,

I have a new shippers guide reprint. This time it is the Illinois Central railroad.

It is dated,1967 to 1970. This time frame is just before the merger of the GMO, when IC was at its full extent running into Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska, on the north, and Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama at the south end. It was a big railroad serving many communities. The book is arranged by towns in alphabetical order. the first town is Abbeville, Miss with only one industry, and the last town is Zeigler, Il. with its coal mine and several normal community support industries.

The book is large, being 285 pages. You can see over the years where pages were added and they have A, B and C suffixes. I also believe the industry listings are older than the dates suggest. In looking at my home town in Northwest Iowa, there are several industries from the 1940's that were no longer shipping or even in existence by 1967, that are listed, and by the same token a new industry in town, built in the late 1960's is included. So I would call this book a industry listing from the 1950's through 1970.

This is a copy of a copy, so about 5% the pages are hard to read. As with past books it has a comb binding, so the 8x10" pages, lay flat when in use. These books are meant to be used as references and marked up as you see fit.

This book is $34.95 plus shipping. It joins my other recent books, including L&N and CNW, that can be seen at my website Rails Unlimited. There are now 22 shippers guides listed, covering many time periods and geographic areas of the US.

Contact me off list to order the book.

Rails Unlimited
Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet
Elgin, Ill. 60120
847=697-5353


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

Todd Sullivan
 

Brian,

Nice catch.  My Rapido reefers are in storage in Syracuse, so I'd better make a note to check the SRLX car when we are reunited.  I'll also check my Sunshine kit that is painted but not assembled.  Hmmm, maybe I should dig it out and finish it during this corona virus lull.

Fun story: Tony Koester had 26 of those red Atlas reefers, and Atlas only produced about 6 numbers.  As occasional yardmaster in Frankfort's eastbound yard, I got awfully tired of seeing numbers repeat in a cut of Swift reefers from Kansas City.  So, I offered to rework them a bit and renumber them, working in batches of 4-5 cars.  The next operating session, Tony presented me with a box with all 26 (!) along with some dry transfer numbers that were exactly right for the Atlas lettering.  The dry transfers didn't work very well, and I decided it was easier to hand re-letter the cars.  I found that any of the numbers 0, 6 and 9, could be easily transformed into another of those numbers, and the same for 3, 6 and 8, so that's how they got renumbered.  I tried using decals for the journal repack data, and the first car took about 2.5 hours to get the decals settled into the scribed siding on both sides.  Nope, that wasn't going to work, either, so I faked the RPKD data with tiny dabs of white paint.  It works with the 2 foot rule - no one has mentioned that it isn't legible, and I still use the technique on my models!

Todd Sullivan


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

Brian Carlson
 

I know that yard. Lol. The big change for the rapido reefers you need to remove the tabs sill on the Swift reefers. The sill needs to be full length. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Apr 3, 2020, at 7:29 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

I don't know about the Barber S-1 trucks, Bill, but you could ask Rapido about making them available.  I think they are pretty open to ideas from modelers.

About the Swift reefers, the cars in both color schemes are numbered in the 2500-2874 series, which was the last Swift model that Sunshine did.  Swift did have these cars.  The 'red banner' scheme was short lived, IRRC, and was succeeded by the red, white and silver (roof) scheme. 

Actually, in the photos I've seen of the red scheme, Swift initially only painted the sides and ends, so the roofs showed all the board-by-board replacements of rotted roofing over time, in colors ranging from dark pink to light pink to light gray.  I suspect Swift did that because they wanted to get the whole car fleet repainted quickly and figured that no one at ground level could see the roofs, LOL.  Eventually, they started painting the roofs silver.  I've added a photo of two Atlas Swift reefers I reworked a bit for someone else.  I wish I had better photos to show the variety of roof colors, but they were all done following photos in an article in Railmodel Journal on Swift reefers.

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

Todd Sullivan
 

I don't know about the Barber S-1 trucks, Bill, but you could ask Rapido about making them available.  I think they are pretty open to ideas from modelers.

About the Swift reefers, the cars in both color schemes are numbered in the 2500-2874 series, which was the last Swift model that Sunshine did.  Swift did have these cars.  The 'red banner' scheme was short lived, IRRC, and was succeeded by the red, white and silver (roof) scheme. 

Actually, in the photos I've seen of the red scheme, Swift initially only painted the sides and ends, so the roofs showed all the board-by-board replacements of rotted roofing over time, in colors ranging from dark pink to light pink to light gray.  I suspect Swift did that because they wanted to get the whole car fleet repainted quickly and figured that no one at ground level could see the roofs, LOL.  Eventually, they started painting the roofs silver.  I've added a photo of two Atlas Swift reefers I reworked a bit for someone else.  I wish I had better photos to show the variety of roof colors, but they were all done following photos in an article in Railmodel Journal on Swift reefers.

Todd Sullivan 


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:

--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------

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. 

Sent from BlueMail

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