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Re: Replacement parts for grit blaster

Raymond Young
 

Jim,

Thanks for the information.  I've sent an Email message to them asking for a new
pencil gun and associated tubing.



Virgil Young
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From: James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@comcast.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, August 3, 2010 9:42:00 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster

 


Virgil,

Try here:

http://www.cycloneblasters.com/

I believe this is the source for the North Coast booth; I've ordered replacement
parts from them; great service.


Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Virgil Young" <rayvirg@sbcglobal.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:21:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster

 

Hello all,
 
I have a problem with my micro-blaster and need to replace the nozzle, the
inside tubing and outside tubing.  The blasting cabinet was marketed by North
Coast engineering 20-25 years ago.  Can any of you give me some leads on
replacement siphon tubes and nozzle?

 
Regards,
 
Virgil Young,
Amarillo, TX

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Re: Replacement parts for grit blaster

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Virgil,



Try here:



http://www.cycloneblasters.com/



I believe this is the source for the North Coast booth; I've ordered replacement parts from them; great service.



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond Virgil Young" <rayvirg@sbcglobal.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:21:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Replacement parts for grit blaster

 




Hello all,
 
I have a problem with my micro-blaster and need to replace the nozzle, the
inside tubing and outside tubing.  The blasting cabinet was marketed by North
Coast engineering 20-25 years ago.  Can any of you give me some leads on
replacement siphon tubes and nozzle?

 
Regards,
 
Virgil Young,
Amarillo, TX




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Greg Martin
 

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Re: Black Car Cement on roofs

cprfan
 

pullmanboss wrote:
Interesting car. Wood roof walk and laterals, and a Morton brake platform. And the roof walk is made entirely of short boards one roof panel (width) long.
Have a good clear photo copy of a freshlybuilt CP all steel 40' box showing such a roofwalk, so I've scanned it and a detail shot of the roofwalk and posted it here:

http://www.pbase.com/cprfan/image/127146733
http://www.pbase.com/cprfan/image/127146755

Alan

Tom Madden, more curious about the construction of the roof walk than the deteriorating car cement.



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Re: Reefer tack boards

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Guyz
 
One thing i have found is that tack boards on steel cars tend to be to the right of the center loading doors, mounted high. Still not sure why they are missing on steel cars ends.
 
Fred Freitas

--- On Tue, 8/3/10, Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@yahoo.ca> wrote:


From: Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@yahoo.ca>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Reefer tack boards
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 11:41 AM


 



I've seen a few cars with "DO NOT HUMP" placards on these placard boards. But again, this never was an issue with a reefer...

Reminds me of that cartoon in MR years ago--"He spotted a reefer at the stock pen? And with the ice hatches open!" ;)

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "soolinehistory" <destorzek@...> wrote:



--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "rockroll50401" <cepropst@> wrote:

A friend is building one of those URTX flat ended reefers with the double door latch bars and noticed the photos show no end tack boards. He asked why. I noticed some time ago that Armour PCX cars didn't have them either.

Next question. What was the purpose of the end tack boards?

Clark Propst
That's a good question. Somewhere I recall seeing a drawing (which I can't find with just a cursory search) that called these "explosives card boards". And really, other than "unload other end " cards for cars with end doors, I can't think of another use. The AAR, of course, recommended their application, and I suppose that a reefer without them could not be legally loaded with explosives, since the car could not be properly placarded. Then again, If you are the reefer's owner, maybe this is a good thing :-)

Dennis







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Grit blaster problem

Raymond Young
 

Oops, I forgot my reference to Freight Cars Content in my previous post.  The
grit blaster is used to pepare truck sideframes for paintin.

Virgil Young
Amarillo, TX


Replacement parts for grit blaster

Raymond Young
 

Hello all,
 
I have a problem with my micro-blaster and need to replace the nozzle, the
inside tubing and outside tubing.  The blasting cabinet was marketed by North
Coast engineering 20-25 years ago.  Can any of you give me some leads on
replacement siphon tubes and nozzle?

 
Regards,
 
Virgil Young,
Amarillo, TX


Re: Black Car Cement on roofs

Clark Propst
 

At last nights ops at a friends I noticed a couple of what I think were Red Caboose NYC box cars. Forgot my glasses, so didn't get the numbers.

Should those cars have black roofs too?

Clark Propst


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

Clark Propst
 

Ted Culotta included this photo in his first (and last) calendar. If this is the first time you've seen this photo it's no wonder Ted never did another : )

Clark Propst


Re: MKT Sloan Yellow

Aley, Jeff A
 

It is my personal opinion that Delano's photos all have an unusual "cast" to them; they all appear to be slightly dark. It's one of those things that makes it easy to spot a Delano photo.

Because of this, I personally would not rely on them as a reference for colors, but would try to find other sources.

Regards,

-Jeff


From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Rob
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2010 5:18 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] MKT Sloan Yellow



Good Evening,

Let's change colors.

I have a Chooch Ultra Scale kit of the MKT single sheathed car in Sloan Yellow:

http://www.choochenterprises.com/html/814_mkt_katy_dble_box_car_yell.html

Shorpy has a Jack Delano Kodachrome of a similar car (not 7/7 ribs tho like the Chooch car) in Sloan Yellow in Galewood in 1943:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/704?size=_original

What sayeth STMFC about the color of the Shorpy car? Could it be Sloan yellow that has faded white and took on road grime in that short of a time since the car would have been repainted?

Or is it color shift or correction of the original?

Any and all help is appreciated!

Thanks,

Rob Mondichak


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

I have a wonderful photo of a PFE reefer with such a black
rectangle, and there are remnants of cards tacked almost everywhere
AROUND the rectangle, and just a couple IN the rectangle.

Tony Thompson
Some roads went as far as to stencil TACK CARDS HERE in the rectangle to try to get the message across.

Dennis


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Dennis Storzek wrote:
The ARA at one time recommended a tack-board sized rectangle to be painted black, in an attempt to minimize damage to the siding, or at least confine the damage to one place, but not all roads did this, either. This recommendation dates back to 1914; I haven't bothered to try to determine when it was dropped.
I have a wonderful photo of a PFE reefer with such a black rectangle, and there are remnants of cards tacked almost everywhere AROUND the rectangle, and just a couple IN the rectangle.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...>
 

Of course, Tom, on a wooden carbody EVERYTHING is a tack board. - Andy


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "pullmanboss" <tcmadden@...> wrote:


Notice that there is no end tack board on the MILW wood boxcar on the right, nor any lateral roof walks.

Tom Madden
That's because you can tack a card anywhere on a wood end :-)

The ARA at one time recommended a tack-board sized rectangle to be painted black, in an attempt to minimize damage to the siding, or at least confine the damage to one place, but not all roads did this, either. This recommendation dates back to 1914; I haven't bothered to try to determine when it was dropped.

The purpose of lateral running boards was to give a man climbing to the roof something other than metal to stand on, the theory being that smooth metal was more slippery than wood. Since either double board roofs or "inside" metal roofs already had a wooden outer surface, most roads didn't bother adding the laterals.

Dennis


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

Rob M.
 

Lots of valuable STMFC info can be gleaned from Delano's Chicago area Kodachromes as well as his other railroad subjects. I've been trying to catalog a list of reporting marks and numbers for future reference.

I check back on the Shorpy site often since he has been adding material from other photographers of that era that are not part of the LOC archives.

Rob Mondichak.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Lucas" <stevelucas3@...> wrote:

There is so much else to see in this photo, which IMHO deserves a thread of its own. I like the piecemeal replacement of the running boards on the Pennsy boxcar in the lower left of the photo.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/704?size=_original

There literally is something for every STMFC modeller in many of Delano's photos. What a treasure trove they are!

Steve Lucas.


Re: SP lettering

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Rick Dietrichson wrote:
On the recently released N scale Trainworx GS gons, one of the models has Southern Pacific spelled out on the right end of the car along with the SP logo, my question is, when did the SP start using this lettering scheme?
Such a scheme could have been applied starting in late 1955, and during 1956 and much of 1957. The Trainworx car, by the way, is 46 feet long inside, not the correct 41 feet of the SP cars. The biggest users of 46-ft. GS gons were D&RGW and WP, and the Trainworx car is a godsend for modelers of those roads, but not for SP.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturepress.com
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

pullmanboss <tcmadden@...>
 

Steve Lucas wrote:

There is so much else to see in this photo, which IMHO deserves a thread of its own. I like the piecemeal replacement of the running boards on the Pennsy boxcar in the lower left of the photo.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/704?size=_original

There literally is something for every STMFC modeller in many of Delano's photos. What a treasure trove they are!
Notice that there is no end tack board on the MILW wood boxcar on the right, nor any lateral roof walks.

Tom Madden


Re: Reefer tack boards

Tim O'Connor
 

Fumigation placards got tacked on the ends. There's a photo of one
in the NMRA reprint of the Jan 1953 ORER. I've seen many photos of cars
that show something -was- tacked to the boards but was torn off, so
that's generally how I would model it.

Tim O'Connor

That's a good question. Somewhere I recall seeing a drawing (which I can't find with just a cursory search) that called these "explosives card boards". And really, other than "unload other end " cards for cars with end doors, I can't think of another use. The AAR, of course, recommended their application, and I suppose that a reefer without them could not be legally loaded with explosives, since the car could not be properly placarded. Then again, If you are the reefer's owner, maybe this is a good thing :-)
Dennis


Photo Request: WAB 12500-12599

Benjamin Hom
 

Photo request forwared from Al Buchan.  Please reply to him off list at
abbuchan1 'at' comcast 'dot' net as he is not subscribed to STMFC.
 
Ben Hom

===============

Looking for a hi res photo of a Wabash gondola ca. 1959 in series 12500 to
12599.


If your photo is used you'll get a gratis copy of the PRRT&HS gondola book, due
out o/a Dec 2010.
 
 
Al Buchan

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Re: That Shorpy freight shed photo...

Thomas Baker
 

Steve,

There certainly is something for anyone interested in steam era freight cars. I am especially curious about ALTON car #17238. It appears to have had a recent shopping and has a radial roof, I think. I cannot determine whether the MKT car that has been the subject of so much discussion has "dirty" roof or a galvanized roof left unpainted. There is much more to discuss, but that's a start.

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Steve Lucas
Sent: Tue 8/3/2010 11:47 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] That Shorpy freight shed photo...

There is so much else to see in this photo, which IMHO deserves a thread of its own. I like the piecemeal replacement of the running boards on the Pennsy boxcar in the lower left of the photo.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/704?size=_original

There literally is something for every STMFC modeller in many of Delano's photos. What a treasure trove they are!

Steve Lucas.



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