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Re: Priming w/Yellow

Dave Parker
 

I think Bill's pix are still in the stream of emailed photos (see Photos on the groups.io page).  Bu they no longer seem to be attached to his original message, or this thread.

????
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Priming w/Yellow

Eric Hansmann
 

I’ve noticed the same on other messages here.

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 2:12 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Priming w/Yellow

 

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 06:53 PM, Bill Welch wrote:

Just primed my M-K-T company built War Emergency boxcar w/Badger's Neutral Yellow primer.

Bill Welch


 Moderators, I notice the photos I posted with this message seem to have disappeared.

Bill Welch


Re: Priming w/Yellow

Bill Welch
 

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 06:53 PM, Bill Welch wrote:
Just primed my M-K-T company built War Emergency boxcar w/Badger's Neutral Yellow primer.

Bill Welch

 Moderators, I notice the photos I posted with this message seem to have disappeared.

Bill Welch


Re: New '37 AAR box cars with Deco and NSC-2 ends

Jon Miller
 

    This one I hope.  Ordered five years ago.


-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: Intermountain Deco end XM'x and others For Sale

Rod Miller
 

On 3/20/20 11:35 AM, Ted Schnepf wrote:
Hello,
Got in the new arrivals from Intermountain this past week.
Included are 3 boxcars with the distinctive Deco ends. They are a B&O ( with
the capital herald), C&O original paint and C&O "For Progress" lettering. Each
come in 6 numbers
[snip]

Rails Unlimited
Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet
,Elgin, Ill. 60120
847=697-5353
I have the Yoder version of this car in O scale for sale. The box label:
"1937 AA Standard 40' Steel Sheathed Box Car Deco End". "For Progress"
scheme, road number 5452. Car is a brass import, wheel treads were
polished in a lathe, lightly weathered. $325 + S&H, CA residents add sales tax.

--
Rod Miller
Handcraftsman
===
Custom 2-rail O Scale Models: Drives,
Repairs, Steam Loco Building, More
http://www.rodmiller.com


Intermountain Deco end XM'x and others For Sale

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello,

Got in the new arrivals from Intermountain this past week.

Included are 3 boxcars with the distinctive Deco ends. They are a B&O ( with the capital herald), C&O original paint and C&O "For Progress" lettering. Each come in 6 numbers

Other cars include the C&EI yellow with blue lettering and single digit numbers and different slogans for passenger trains (five numbers). A couple unique shortlines. Copper Range from Michigan's upper peninsula and Atlantic & East Carolina with an attractive herald. Two Canadian cars with NSC-2 ends for Ontario Northland and CN. And then to round out the shipment new cars for Lackwana and NYC in Jade green,

All cars are new for IM.

All are at discounted pricing. Inquire off list.

Rails Unlimited

Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet
,Elgin, Ill. 60120

847=697-5353


Re: New '37 AAR box cars with Deco and NSC-2 ends

Tony Thompson
 

 Jon Miller wrote:

    My dealer says his shipment should arrive next week.  Then he has to ship to me.  I will post a shot of my C&O if nobody has posted before.

   You mean this one?

Tony Thompson



Re: Photo: Freight Yard At The West Bottoms

Eric Hansmann
 

Wasn’t this photo once used on the cover of Mainline Modeler?

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 12:19 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Freight Yard At The West Bottoms

 

Photo: Freight Yard At The West Bottoms

A 1932 photo from the Kansas City Public Library:

https://pendergastkc.org/collection/9130/20003568/west-bottoms-kersey-coates-drive/30274

Caption: "An autochrome photograph of the West Bottoms and Kansas City Stock Yards as seen looking west from Kersey Coates Drive at its intersection with Beardsley Road, just north of 17th Street. This vantage point shows the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad in the foreground and the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange Building in the left background."

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: PRR F34 flat

Bruce Smith
 

Dave,

Some resources:
TKM 104 - http://www.prrths.com/newprr_files/newPRRKeystoneModeler.htm  this is an article by Chuck Cover kit bashing the Bachmann car, but it will show you gross brake locations. 

TKM 108 - My article on etched decks. Not much about brakes here, but if you look at the deck drawings, you can see the mounting bolts for what I believe is the AB valve.

The PRRT&HS flat car book - http://www.prrths.com/estore/index_books.html
Sadly, the shots in that book are mostly dark about the underbody.


Based on looking at the photos online (above) it looks like Chuck has his cylinder mounted too high on the bolster and he needs to add a reservoir to the bolster.

And, of course, you need a full set of brake hardware on each end.

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Dave Boss <daveboss1976@...>
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2020 12:20 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] PRR F34 flat
 
Hello Guy's
                   I'm currently building a F&C PRR F34 flat car. The instructions are very vague about the placement of brake components. If anyone has any info on the placement of the brake parts I would deeply appreciate this as I'm at a stand still with this car. I know some of the parts are to be installed on the span bolsters but I'm not sure of their placement. Thank's

Good Day
Dave


Re: New '37 AAR box cars with Deco and NSC-2 ends

Jon Miller
 

On 3/19/2020 10:17 AM, rdgbuff56 via Groups.Io wrote:
Maybe someone could post a few photos.

    My dealer says his shipment should arrive next week.  Then he has to ship to me.  I will post a shot of my C&O if nobody has posted before.

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


PRR F34 flat

Dave Boss
 

Hello Guy's
                   I'm currently building a F&C PRR F34 flat car. The instructions are very vague about the placement of brake components. If anyone has any info on the placement of the brake parts I would deeply appreciate this as I'm at a stand still with this car. I know some of the parts are to be installed on the span bolsters but I'm not sure of their placement. Thank's

Good Day
Dave


Photo: Freight Yard At The West Bottoms

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Freight Yard At The West Bottoms

A 1932 photo from the Kansas City Public Library:

https://pendergastkc.org/collection/9130/20003568/west-bottoms-kersey-coates-drive/30274

Caption: "An autochrome photograph of the West Bottoms and Kansas City Stock Yards as seen looking west from Kersey Coates Drive at its intersection with Beardsley Road, just north of 17th Street. This vantage point shows the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad in the foreground and the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange Building in the left background."

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Yellow NC&StL 2-Bay Hopper. . .

Bill Welch
 

. . .that's not right. Well no but it is just primer. Following up on George Toman's lead I primed my Tichy kit NC&StL USRA hopper copy w/Stynylrez Neutral Yellow prior to shooting it with Modelflex Oxide Red. The yellow really shows off the various improvements: properly shaped Sill Steps using A-Line parts; train line and brackets; NBW's added to the grab irons on the left ends of the sides; and reduced thickness bolster ends visible on the sides. On the ends NBW's have been added for the ladder grabs, end sill grabs and right side grabs; .005 styrene to create brake shaft support; NBW to the tp of the brake wheel; and Precision Scale Retainer valve and .010 wire for its air line.

Bill Welch


Re: WTB: Tennessee Central Boxcar Decals

Allen Cain
 

Unfortunately all I found on the K4 Ebay listing were for hoppers and gondolas.  No boxcars.

And ProtoCraft while it has an extensive line of 1:48 have only a few HO scale and none for TC Boxcars.  But I did send them an email encouraging them to consider expanding their HO line.  After all, they already have the artwork.

Maybe others could email them also?

Allen Cain


Re: WTB: Tennessee Central Boxcar Decals

Richard Townsend
 

Stan Rydarowicz offered a TC box car with decals. Whoever ended up with Stan's materials after he died might have a supply of the decals, but I don't know who that might be. I suspect there is someone on this list who does know.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR



Re: Adjusting the gondola fleet

Jim Betz
 


  ... perhaps the best thing to do is to make up your own mind about how
much equipment you will/will not have ... and then adjust if your find your
crews complaining ... several ways to "adjust" that may/may not involve
changing out which cars you will/will not have on your layout.
                                                                                                      - Jim


Re: WTB: Tennessee Central Boxcar Decals

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

Your link doesn't work (it's doubled for some reason). Try this one:

 

https://www.protocraft.com/category.cfm?ItemID=965&Categoryid=20

 

Thanks!

--

 

Brian Ehni

 

On 3/19/20, 6:15 PM, "Richard Brennan" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io on behalf of rbrennan@...> wrote:

 

    Protocraft has them in 1:48...

    <https://www.protocraft.com/category.cfm?ItemID=965&Categoryid=20>https://www.protocraft.com/category.cfm?ItemID=965&Categoryid=20

    

    ...but they seem to be doing some sets in 1:87.1

    as well.  Perhaps an inquiry there?

   

    --------------------

    Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA

    --------------------

   

    At 02:19 PM 3/19/2020, Allen Cain wrote:

    >I am looking for a set of HO scale decals for a

    >Tennessee Central Boxcar in the 7900-7999 series

    >that would be appropriate for 1955.  If you

    >have any, please let me know off list.

    >I know that Campbell Road made a set of dry

    >transfers WT-29 but I believe these to be the

    >later block lettering scheme but do not have a set to check.

    >

    >Or if you know of a source, I would appreciate getting the lead from you.

   

    

    

    

   

    


Re: Photo: Barrels in A Boxcar

Clark Propst
 

A good friend hired on one of the local plants around 1950. He said they were using cloth sacks at the time and remembered vividly how the sacks were cleaned and repaired. He said they switched to paper in the early 50s. I wrote something up on this, maybe with closer dates in an article in the Nov 08 RMC.

I've attached a excel sheet with some sack loads from waybills. I haven't seen the waybills, just given the info.
CW Propst


Re: Flattening resin parts

Lester Breuer
 

Eric a new method to add to the traditional oven method.  Thanks.
Lester Breuer


Flattening resin parts

Eric Hansmann
 

I recently had to flatten a few parts for a resin boxcar kit. I've posted an outline of the process on my blog.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN