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Re: Square brake staffs

npin53
 

If you need shorter pieces, the leads on LED's are square. Like the type once sold at Radio Shack.

Aaron Gjermundson 

Re: Square brake staffs

Bill Welch
 

I don't remember what options there were when I ordered my 100-foot reel of .4mm x .4mm that is .019" x .019" from Kidney Puncher. The wire is steel and comes off the reel pretty straight and it is easy to get it completely straight. I often show up at RPM's with my reel and cutters and give lengths away to friends.

Bill Welch

Re: Square brake staffs

John Monrad
 

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019, 11:37 AM radiodial868 <radiodial@...> wrote:
Which reminds me, I recall someone found a source for square brake wheel shaft material. Search of the archives has lots of results, but none specifically relevant. Anyone know of a practical source? This is one detail I'd like to start adding were applicable.
Thx,
RJ Dial
Burlingame, CA

Re: Square brake staffs

radiodial868
 

Which reminds me, I recall someone found a source for square brake wheel shaft material. Search of the archives has lots of results, but none specifically relevant. Anyone know of a practical source? This is one detail I'd like to start adding were applicable.
Thx,
RJ Dial
Burlingame, CA

we've come a long way...

Tim O'Connor
 

This advertisement from Intermountain's Trainfest flyer got me to thinking just
how far freight car modeling has come in the 30 or so (plus or minus) years since
the "resin revolution" ran headfirst into the "prototype modeling" revolution.
Can you even imagine a flyer like this even from a brass importer or craftsman
kit maker back in the dark ages before the 1980's, much less from a mass production
plastic freight car vendor?

These are the best of times. So far. :-)

Tim O'Connor



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Re: From the Lake States photos

Tim O'Connor
 

Texas & Northern

On 11/8/2019 8:54 PM, George Courtney via Groups.Io wrote:
What was the name of the railroad with the initials T&N? Anyone know?  I see a couple of their gons in the Lakes States photos.  I wondered about Tennessee & Northern with a connection to the Sheffield steel plant in Alabama.  But a Google turned up nothing.

George Courtney
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Re: Square brake staffs, was New images on Steamtown site today

Donald B. Valentine
 

   The Erie and C&O at least if not also the NKP and any oother road the Vans controlled did use
square brake rods. Even Atlas caught this and took it into account with there 1932 ARA cars.

Cordially, Don Valentine

Re: yellow TH&B boxcars

Bill Welch
 

Only reason I knew there were two is because on Facebook Rapido was alerting potential customers that reservations for the Yellow TH&B cars far outnumbered reservations for all others and alerting people that were only two of the yellow & black cars.

Bill Welch

yellow TH&B boxcars

Hugh Guillaume
 

Two of the USRA cars were painted yellow in 1954.  The numbers were 4576 and 4795.  Both were used in captive service on the TH&B, not in interchange service.  This info is found on the Westerfield data sheet entitled GTW/TH&B USRA Variations that is in the Westerfield kit box.  I have the kit but have not built it yet. 

Also worth noting, the USRA cars were repainted in 1950 and given the pennant logo and eight-sided ampersand.  Originally the cars did not have the pennant logo and had the regular ampersand.

From the Lake States photos

George Courtney
 

What was the name of the railroad with the initials T&N?  Anyone know?  I see a couple of their gons in the Lakes States photos.  I wondered about Tennessee & Northern with a connection to the Sheffield steel plant in Alabama.  But a Google turned up nothing.

George Courtney

Re: TH&B USRA 40-ton boxcar

Brian Carlson
 

Mike. Mid 50’s but unless you are modeling the TH&B don’t bother they were in captive online service.  

The steel yellow and black cars are ok. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Nov 8, 2019, at 6:47 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Assume you are talking about the TH&B yellow and black scheme Mike. I do not know the date but I do know there were only two such cars.

Bill Welch

Re: TH&B USRA 40-ton boxcar

Bill Welch
 

Assume you are talking about the TH&B yellow and black scheme Mike. I do not know the date but I do know there were only two such cars.

Bill Welch

Re: TH&B USRA 40-ton boxcar

Mike Williams
 

Can someone tell me when the yellow sided paint scheme began?

Mike

Re: New resin freight car kits

Greg Martin
 

They have both, just swap out the edge frame


Greg Martin

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean



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In a message dated 10/21/2019 7:33:29 PM Pacific Standard Time, steve_wintner@... writes:

I thought the DA ones were round corners? (W post)

--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 

IC underbody photo brake components location confirmation

Lester Breuer
 

I would appreciate those of you who have Ted Culotta’s Steam Era Freight Cars Reference Manual to turn to page 74.  In the top photo of IC boxcar 16704 I see an air reservoir on the underbody under the center of the door and the control valve to the right under the right edge of the door.  Do you agree with what I see?

Thank You in advance for your time and effort to help.

Lester Breuer

WESTERFIELD MODELS Newsletter, Vol 8, No 3, November, 2019

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Re: From Lake States Archives photo

John Barry
 

Those are available on Shapeways and I too plan the IM Monon kitbash

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


On Friday, November 8, 2019, 06:23:51 AM EST, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:


Several of us who attended Chicagoland 2019 were gifted pairs of these ends by a friend. I plan to use them with InterMountain composite gondola kit to make a Monon model. Another reason to come to RPMs because there are Modeling Undergrounds around at such gatherings.

Bill Welch

Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] New images on Steamtown site today

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Walt;

On the PRR most were round (all early PRR boxcars, most early flatcars, hoppers and gons), but all applications where the brake had to lock with other than something like a ratchet and pawl, and in all drop applications, were square (F41, F49).

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of prr6380 via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 1:58 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] New images on Steamtown site today

This year at Lisle I heard several people discussing the need for small square stock for use as brake staff material. At the time I was thinking that the brake staffs that I had seen years ago when they were still common were round not square. The photo of the Pennsy car shows it ti be round, with only the top for they wheel and the place for the ratchet to be forged square. Maybe some other cars had square brake staffs.

Walter Stafa

Re: New images on Steamtown site today

Douglas Harding
 

Check the group messages, this was discussed about a year ago. Bill Welch found a source of square stock suitable for brake shafts, and was giving out pieces at RPMs. I got a length from him at Collinsville.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of prr6380 via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 12:58 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] New images on Steamtown site today

 

This year at Lisle I heard several people discussing the need for small square stock for use as brake staff material.  At the time I was thinking that the brake staffs that I had seen years ago when they were still common were round not square.  The photo of the Pennsy car shows it ti be round, with only the top for they wheel and the place  for the ratchet to be forged square.  Maybe some other cars had square brake staffs.

Walter Stafa

Re: New images on Steamtown site today

prr6380
 

This year at Lisle I heard several people discussing the need for small square stock for use as brake staff material.  At the time I was thinking that the brake staffs that I had seen years ago when they were still common were round not square.  The photo of the Pennsy car shows it ti be round, with only the top for they wheel and the place  for the ratchet to be forged square.  Maybe some other cars had square brake staffs.

Walter Stafa