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Re: C&O 70 town hopper help

Karen Parker
 

I was going to guess Bowser. In any case the black color is correct for the time frame. The gray started in the early 1950s.

Karen

Karen Parker


Re: Photos: Auto Loader (Circa 1930s)

Kenneth Montero
 

Not so many years ago, while visiting the former N&W station in Christiansburg, Virginia, I saw in the freight house portion of the station a diagram with instructions for unloading a boxcar containing automobiles. I don't know if it is still there.

Ken Montero

On 08/19/2020 6:37 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Photos: Auto Loader (Circa 1930s)

Photos from the Virginia Tech University Library:

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns493

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns495

Photos can be enlarged.

Hard to be sure but it appears there is a diagram on the boxcar wall with instructions for using the equipment. Just a guess.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: C&O 70 town hopper help

roblmclear
 

Not sure of the accuracy but I think it is a Kato Model

Rob McLear
Aussie.


C&O 70 town hopper help

Lester Breuer
 

I am attaching a photo of a C&O class “LO” hopper model gifted me.  Number and other lettering appear to be accurate for a 70 hopper in the series the hopper is in.  I am asking if the black color is correct or should it be gray?   And, who produced the hopper?  Thank you for your time and effort to help in advance.

Lester Breuer


Photos: Auto Loader (Circa 1930s)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Auto Loader (Circa 1930s)

Photos from the Virginia Tech University Library:

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns493

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns495

Photos can be enlarged.

Hard to be sure but it appears there is a diagram on the boxcar wall with instructions for using the equipment. Just a guess.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Dunnage For Pineapple Shipment (1960)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Dunnage For Pineapple Shipment (1960)

A photo from the Virginia Tech University Library:

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns2974

This photo can be enlarged.

Air bag dunnage to protect canned pineapple.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: NKP Depressed Center Flatcar 2905 (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NKP Depressed Center Flatcar 2905 (Undated)

A photo from the Virginia Tech University Library:

https://imagebase.lib.vt.edu/image_viewer.php?q=ns2588

This photo can be enlarged.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Southern Ry question

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks.  Actually I am not the one “doing this” but I think the man in our club who is doing it probably can use this information to “get there.” 

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 5:38 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Southern Ry question

 

Schuyler,

 

Based on the late and much missed Floquil Southern Green F110174, here are the computer codes:

 

HTML: 55734F

CMYK: 68, 36, 76, 20

RGB: 85, 115, 79

 

I assume you are making labels on a computer. If so these codes should do as well as the Pantone numbers, depending on which color selector you prefer. IIRC, there is probably a Pantone converter somewhere on the web, but I will leave you to find it if this isn't satisfactory.

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  

 

On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 4:51 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks but we’re trying to specify a paint or ink color for printing labels.  Not interested in buying paint.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:39 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Southern Ry question

 

Modelflex has the correct Southern green in their paint line.

Bill Welch


Re: Railcar Photos.com

Bill Welch
 

Why post this question without posting the link to the website involved?

Bill Welch


Re: What's on my workbench

Armand Premo
 

What 's on my workbench? A sea  of silver.I lose tools that are right in front of me.I have started to color code tools with a bit of paint.I still lose tools,but not as many and not as often.Armand Premo

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 10:24 AM Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:

Best way to find a lost tool is to purchase a replacement.  They always show up shortly thereafter.  Mont Switzer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of O Fenton Wells [srrfan1401@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:21 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

Yessir Tom, me too only this time I brought in the master and she couldn't see it anyway.  I'm sure it will show up soon.  I bought 2 of them yesterday with free shipping

On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 1:18 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I can identify, Tom, I can identify.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Madden via groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 4:08 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 11:14 AM, O Fenton Wells wrote:

i lost my HO scale ruler, I've had it since the early 1960's. Did any of you guys borrow it????

Fenton

I lose lots of tools, usually when they're in plain sight. They're right where they should be on my workbench, I just don't see them.

Tom Madden

 



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


Railcar Photos.com

StephenK
 

Is anyone else having problems with this site?   The last couple of times I have gone on the site to search for a photo, the site returns over 93000 photos, starting with some Ann Arbor covered hoppers.   I have logged out and then logged in again, with no change.    The site always worked for me before....

Steve Kay


A couple photos from my Missouri-Illinois RR book

Charlie Duckworth
 
Edited

Shots of the MR&BT yards at Herculaneum, Missouri they weren’t dated but assume around WWI   St. Joseph Lead Company in the background. Not sure why the focus is bad as the book images are sharp
Book is being shipped on September 2nd. 

Charlie Duckworth 



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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: What's on my workbench

O Fenton Wells
 

Mont,  I agree and that's why I bought 2 replacements
Fenton 

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 10:24 AM Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:

Best way to find a lost tool is to purchase a replacement.  They always show up shortly thereafter.  Mont Switzer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of O Fenton Wells [srrfan1401@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:21 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

Yessir Tom, me too only this time I brought in the master and she couldn't see it anyway.  I'm sure it will show up soon.  I bought 2 of them yesterday with free shipping

On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 1:18 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I can identify, Tom, I can identify.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Madden via groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 4:08 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 11:14 AM, O Fenton Wells wrote:

i lost my HO scale ruler, I've had it since the early 1960's. Did any of you guys borrow it????

Fenton

I lose lots of tools, usually when they're in plain sight. They're right where they should be on my workbench, I just don't see them.

Tom Madden

 



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



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


Re: What's on my workbench

Mont Switzer
 

Best way to find a lost tool is to purchase a replacement.  They always show up shortly thereafter.  Mont Switzer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of O Fenton Wells [srrfan1401@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:21 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

Yessir Tom, me too only this time I brought in the master and she couldn't see it anyway.  I'm sure it will show up soon.  I bought 2 of them yesterday with free shipping

On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 1:18 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I can identify, Tom, I can identify.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Madden via groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 4:08 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What's on my workbench

 

On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 11:14 AM, O Fenton Wells wrote:

i lost my HO scale ruler, I've had it since the early 1960's. Did any of you guys borrow it????

Fenton

I lose lots of tools, usually when they're in plain sight. They're right where they should be on my workbench, I just don't see them.

Tom Madden

 



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


Re: Southern Ry question

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Schuyler,

Based on the late and much missed Floquil Southern Green F110174, here are the computer codes:

HTML: 55734F
CMYK: 68, 36, 76, 20
RGB: 85, 115, 79

I assume you are making labels on a computer. If so these codes should do as well as the Pantone numbers, depending on which color selector you prefer. IIRC, there is probably a Pantone converter somewhere on the web, but I will leave you to find it if this isn't satisfactory.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  


On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 4:51 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks but we’re trying to specify a paint or ink color for printing labels.  Not interested in buying paint.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:39 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Southern Ry question

 

Modelflex has the correct Southern green in their paint line.

Bill Welch


Re: Photo: Fire Truck In A PM Boxcar (1950)

Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Garth,

I checked my January 1952 ORER, and none of the 55xxx series of double door boxcars show up as having end doors.  Ditto for the 90350-92349 series, just all DD cars.  The DD cars with end doors were all 52' IL.  Quite puzzling.

Todd Sullivan


Re: Photos: Train Load Of Wine (Undated)

Rod Miller
 

Jim Lancaster researched and documented the wine business of Chateau Martin. His website:

http://coastdaylight.com/chatmart/cmwx_roster_1.html

contains information about the movement of wine products by rail.


Re: Photos: Train Load Of Wine (Undated)

Tony Thompson
 

Dave Parker wrote:

More seriously, what could be done with a tank car to prevent pilferage en route?  Could the drain and/or hatch be locked?  Assuming we are in the Depression here, there were plenty of down-on-their-luck types riding the rails and hanging around the yards.

   Both blending wine and raw brandy are pretty much undrinkable. Your mouth would seriously clench up if you're not a vintner. These products are far from consumer-ready, and need significant blending and aging to reach drinkability.

Tony Thompson




Re: Southern Ry question

O Fenton Wells
 

I can't help on the Spec or Pantone code.  I just use my eyes.  Steam was dark green and diesels were a bit lighter.
Fenton

On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 3:58 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Neither.  Labels on the North Shore layout wherein we have some Southern trackage and interchange.  But we’d like to get the color right.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:41 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Southern Ry question

 

What are you painting?  Diesel or steam?

 

On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 12:08 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Does anyone have a Federal Spec (or a Pantone color match) for Southern green?

 

Schuyler

 


 

--

Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd

Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...



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


Re: Southern Ry question

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks but we’re trying to specify a paint or ink color for printing labels.  Not interested in buying paint.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 4:39 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Southern Ry question

 

Modelflex has the correct Southern green in their paint line.

Bill Welch

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