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boxcars can be lined up on two tracks

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
At some industries, boxcars can be lined up on two tracks such that the far car is accessed by walking thru the near car and then across a steel plate serving as a bridge to get to the far car.
 
This can be seen nicely in he image below...
 
 
More information can be found at the link below...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


Re: Weathering powder binder

Douglas Harding
 

My understanding is that Bragdon’s has an adhesive mixed in which is activated by pressure. Rubbing the powder generates the required pressure.

 

To my knowledge no other weathering powders have any kind of binder or adhesive.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Townsend via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 5:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Weathering powder binder

 

Can anyone tell me what the binder is in weathering powders? What is the substance that makes the powders stick when rubbed? Onto a steam era freight car.

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR

 

 


Re: B&O P-25D in HO

Bruce Griffin
 

Jim,

Great looking model.  Were these the cars modified for drywall loading?  

Bruce D. Griffin
Ashland, MD
https://bomodeling.com/blog/

 


Re: B&O P-25D in HO

Jim Betz
 

Jim,

  Do you know why the decal film forms a 'shadow' around all of the 
lettering?  Did you decal after the weathering of the areas where
the decals are?  Lighting?  (Some times decals will reflect a flash
when without that intensity of light you don't see them.)

  It is not obtrusive - I think it is a great looking car and would be
happy to be able to say "I did this" of that car.

  Does any one know what service cars like this one were most
likely used in?  I'm referring to the low bulkhead ends.
                                                                                        - Jim


Weathering powder binder

Richard Townsend
 

Can anyone tell me what the binder is in weathering powders? What is the substance that makes the powders stick when rubbed? Onto a steam era freight car.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR



Re: B&O P-25D in HO

O Fenton Wells
 

Nice looking car Jim. Well done 


On Apr 23, 2020, at 5:00 PM, Jim King <jimking3@...> wrote:



Attached is a low-rez photo of an Intermountain 70-ton AAR bulkhead flat I modified to represent a B&O P-25D.  The car represents 1 of 50 built at B&O’s Dubois PA shops in 1959 wearing stenciling that’s about a year later than the 6-61 reweigh date. 

 

A light application of Turpenoid and black, oil-based powder, was brushed on the laser-cut deck and ends as a base coat.  All subsequent weathering to the deck, sides and ends was done with MANY layers of powders ranging from red to orange to dark grey.

 

An article on how to make this car, including the hardware locker on the “A” end, will appear in Issue 52 of the B&O Modeler to be published later this year.  Here's the link to that site:  https://borhs.org/modelermag/index.html.  Really interesting articles from previous issues are available for download.

 

 

<B&O 9425 angled 1 lo rez captioned.jpg>


Re: Evemodel HO flat cars

Douglas Harding
 

IIRC The saying came about because the car would hold 40 men or 8 horses. Useful information for the military planners needing to move men and materials.

 

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kai Solvei
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:24 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars

 

I couldn’t find that car, but old Norwegian boxcars used by the military (collapsible benches) had the marking “40 men or 8 horses” like this car built in 1899 and in traffic until 1960.
https://njk.no/kroderbanen-rullende-materiell/godsvogner/75-rullende-materiell/materiellpresentasjon-godsvogner/4769-g2-8121

By US standard a tiny car, 24 feet over the buffers, and would probably fit inside a US 40ft boxcar 😊

 

Kai Solvei

Norway

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of pgrace via groups.io
Sent: torsdag 23. april 2020 18:07
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars

 

Looking at their other cars, they appear to be European in prototype, there is a small 4 wheel box car in Norwegian livery which is somewhat odd!. ( I am not sure that the Norwegians marked their cars "40 men and 8 horses" as well)

The brake gear under the cars also looks odd and I wonder if the models are of a European or Chinese flat car.


Photo: PRR Boxcar

David
 

Anyone recognize the car with the dark murphy end (black?) and light colored side
that the PRR X26 is coupled to? It could be a USRA double sheathed rebuild.
I don't think it's a USRA or derivative. The truck is rather close to the end, which suggests to me a 5'0" draft arm.

David Thompson


Re: Evemodel HO flat cars

Charles Peck
 



 
No dashes in PRR numbers. Besides, it's 

PENNSYLVANIA SIX FIVE OH OH OH

Tom Madden
Which will STILL get you the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC.
Chuck Peck 

 

 


Re: Evemodel HO flat cars

Tom Madden
 

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 01:26 PM, John Barry wrote:
Aw shucks, they got the number wrong on the bottom car, the prototype is 

PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000

No dashes in PRR numbers. Besides, it's 

PENNSYLVANIA SIX FIVE OH OH OH

Tom Madden

 

 


B&O P-25D in HO

Jim King
 

Attached is a low-rez photo of an Intermountain 70-ton AAR bulkhead flat I modified to represent a B&O P-25D.  The car represents 1 of 50 built at B&O’s Dubois PA shops in 1959 wearing stenciling that’s about a year later than the 6-61 reweigh date. 

 

A light application of Turpenoid and black, oil-based powder, was brushed on the laser-cut deck and ends as a base coat.  All subsequent weathering to the deck, sides and ends was done with MANY layers of powders ranging from red to orange to dark grey.

 

An article on how to make this car, including the hardware locker on the “A” end, will appear in Issue 52 of the B&O Modeler to be published later this year.  Here's the link to that site:  https://borhs.org/modelermag/index.html.  Really interesting articles from previous issues are available for download.

 

 


Re: Evemodel HO flat cars

John Barry
 

Aw shucks, they got the number wrong on the bottom car, the prototype is 

PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000


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

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 07:51:01 PM EDT, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:


Kindergarten rule! (if you can't say something nice, don't say anything...)

"Oddities" is hardly the word I would use... It's way too nice 😉

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Steven D Johnson <tenncentralrwy@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:13 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars
 

Gents,

 

I stumbled upon these on eBay today:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-2pcs-3pcs-5pcs-HO-Scale-52ft-Flat-Car-1-87-Rolling-Stock-Freight-Car/193206684745?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711100440%26meid%3D570f039d9b89433088a1993b4f8ea179%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D3%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D142358706013%26itm%3D193206684745%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplRVIAMLv5WebWithPLRVIOnTopCombiner&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

 

I’ve had never heard of this company, “Evemodel,” before. 

 

Note the one “LEHIGHTON, PA 18235”…What the…?  That’s the zip code for that city…

 

I thought these were oddities and wanted to share with the group.

 

Looking forward to the comments!

 

 

Steve Johnson

Nashville, TN

 

 

 

 


Re: Photo: PRR Boxcar

maynard stowe
 

Andy,
A problem is that research libraries are not necessarily archives. And if you think the disposal of interesting railroad related material is recent, I’ll tell you about my first summer job in high school in 1965. I dusted all the books in the U Conn law library. In there there were Connecticut Railroad Commission reports from the 1870s to the1920s; beautifully bound, printed in four colors and with exquisite fold-out maps. Later that summer I found them in a dumpster out back. Why I didn’t take them home I don’t know, but they went to the dump.

Maynard Stowe


Re: Notes on Using Archer's Surface Detail Decals: From the Boys. . .

James Brewer
 

I was able to download and open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader without any problems.

Jim Brewer


Photo: PRR Boxcar

Andy Carlson
 

California's Cal Poly University (San Luis Obispo) about 4 years ago decided that a paper library was unwanted in this digital age. With a collection of 1000's of technical publications, it took weeks to dumpster the paper. I have a friend who worked at the university who saved some stuff but the majority went to the land fill. I probably don't need to say what I feel about this policy. Lots of RR subjects.
-Andy Carlson  Ojai CA

On Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:50:04 AM PDT, Charlie Vlk <cvlk@...> wrote:


All-

The other problem is that libraries, especially the academic ones, are totally fixated on “the humanities” with an emphasis on social justice and could care less about business, technical, engineering, financial, etc.. aspects of history.

Northwestern University has/had a Transportation Library but I have seen suburban public libraries with a better selection of post 1930 publications.   The historic volumes are in a demoralized state in basement stacks and it is obvious that there hasn’t been an interested party in charge of the collection for a half century or more.   I am sure the same is true for some of the former great collections elsewhere like the Crerar, now at University of Chicago, and the Degolyer at Southern Methodist. 

The Linda Hall Library (thanks to a large grant to have historic railroad journals digitized) and Google are bright spots digitally and the Barringer Library at St. Louis Mercantile Library and California Railroad Museum for curating collections and making them available.

The comment about local historical societies is spot on….cherished local memory is more important than documented facts all too often.

Charlie Vlk

_._,_._,_


Re: Photo: SAL Boxcar 11353

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Also remarkable detail shots there.  Air hose mounting and side of couplers.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SAL Boxcar 11353

 

Photo: SAL Boxcar 11353

A 1940 builder's photo from the Illinois Digital Archives:

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/pshs/id/19156/rec/73

Round roof. Automobile-Furniture

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: SAL Boxcar 11353

Steve and Barb Hile
 

Be sure to note that there are a total of 5 photos for this lot, including a roof shot and an end view.
 
Steve Hile



From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: SAL Boxcar 11353

Photo: SAL Boxcar 11353

A 1940 builder's photo from the Illinois Digital Archives:

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/pshs/id/19156/rec/73

Round roof. Automobile-Furniture

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Evemodel HO flat cars

Richard Townsend
 

Google "40 and 8" and find out more than you want to know about these cars.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Kai Solvei <kai@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Apr 23, 2020 10:24 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars

I couldn’t find that car, but old Norwegian boxcars used by the military (collapsible benches) had the marking “40 men or 8 horses” like this car built in 1899 and in traffic until 1960.
https://njk.no/kroderbanen-rullende-materiell/godsvogner/75-rullende-materiell/materiellpresentasjon-godsvogner/4769-g2-8121

By US standard a tiny car, 24 feet over the buffers, and would probably fit inside a US 40ft boxcar 😊
 
Kai Solvei
Norway
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of pgrace via groups.io
Sent: torsdag 23. april 2020 18:07
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars
 
Looking at their other cars, they appear to be European in prototype, there is a small 4 wheel box car in Norwegian livery which is somewhat odd!. ( I am not sure that the Norwegians marked their cars "40 men and 8 horses" as well)
The brake gear under the cars also looks odd and I wonder if the models are of a European or Chinese flat car.


Re: Photo: PRR Boxcar

Charlie Vlk
 

All-

The other problem is that libraries, especially the academic ones, are totally fixated on “the humanities” with an emphasis on social justice and could care less about business, technical, engineering, financial, etc.. aspects of history.

Northwestern University has/had a Transportation Library but I have seen suburban public libraries with a better selection of post 1930 publications.   The historic volumes are in a demoralized state in basement stacks and it is obvious that there hasn’t been an interested party in charge of the collection for a half century or more.   I am sure the same is true for some of the former great collections elsewhere like the Crerar, now at University of Chicago, and the Degolyer at Southern Methodist. 

The Linda Hall Library (thanks to a large grant to have historic railroad journals digitized) and Google are bright spots digitally and the Barringer Library at St. Louis Mercantile Library and California Railroad Museum for curating collections and making them available.

The comment about local historical societies is spot on….cherished local memory is more important than documented facts all too often.

Charlie Vlk


Re: Notes on Using Archer's Surface Detail Decals: From the Boys. . .

Charles Happel
 

Downloaded it but it refuses to open. Any help would be appreciated. TIA

Chuck Happel


Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Mark Twain


On Thursday, April 23, 2020, 11:02:54 AM EDT, spsalso via groups.io <edwardsutorik@...> wrote:


Might be good to put it in the Files section, rather than have it as an attachment.


Ed

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