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Re: Speedwitch & Norwest Scale Models

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Jim Hayes wrote:
Tom, check the Speedwitch website . . . I have it on good authority that several more kits are eminent . . .
No doubt about their eminence, Jim, but how soon are they coming? <g>

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: Speedwitch & Norwest Scale Models

Jim Hayes
 

Tom, check the Speedwitch website. A new kit has been added very recently.
It's the former Aaron Gjermundson / Northern Specific NP 52' flatcar. And I
have it on good authority that several more kits are eminent, Aaron's NP
Whipple stock car and Speedwitch's Erie / West India rebuilt boxcar for
starters. With new kits starting to arrive, we can hope that 'Focus 2' and
'PRM 3' may show up sometime too. I'd relegated Speedwitch to 'check it
infrequently' status but I'm bumping it up to 'check often' on my to do
list. It may not happen as fast as some of us would like but Speedwitch is
waking up.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 1:07 AM, <tmolsen@udel.edu> wrote:



Jim,

Having Speedwitch take over the NP reefer kit from Norwest would be fine,
but has anyone heard from Ted recently? He had a lot of ongoing projects in
the air including the 2nd "Focus on Freight Cars", the next issue of his
Prototype Modeling book and a few other smaller publishing projects.

Just curious as to how he is doing and can we expect to hear from him soon
in regard to any of his future projects. I would like to pick up some more
decal sets from him, but do not know if that is possible.

Regards,
Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292
tmolsen@udel.edu <tmolsen%40udel.edu>


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Still trying to find "Southern Freight Association Perishable Tariff & Protective Tariff"

Bill Welch
 

Gentleman:

A while back I sent a message asking if anyone owned or had access to
a copy or copies of "Southern Freight Association Perishable Tariff &
Protective Tariff." Alternatively, it may have titled ("Southern
Freight Association Perishable Protective Tariff.") I never heard
from anyone so I have assumed the answer is "no" and I have moved to
the next step which is contacting various libraries and archives that
seem likely to have copies. So far I have emailed the following:

California State RR Museum Library
Colorado RR Museum Library
NMRA's Kalmbach Memorial Library
Nat'l Archives in College Park, MD (these tariffs were supposed to be
sent to the ICC for their files)

and plan to contact
The SRR Archive in Kennisaw, GA (I have forgotten their exact name)
The Merchantile in Saint Louis

Can anyone suggest other possible resources I should contact?

Thanks!

Bill Welch
fgexbill@tampabay.rr.com


Re: Naperville meet.

Ray Breyer
 

I would like to attend the meet this year but don't think I
will be able to stay all days do to work commitments. 
So if I was able to go when are the vendors going to be
there i.e Sunshine?  Can I buy kits from them there or
do I have to contact them and they bring them?  I saw
the flyer and cars they announced for it.  Can I go to
the classes/clinics for only two days?

Thank you,
Scott

Hi Scott,

This year someone FINALLY wised up and is offering a reduced cost, one day ticket to the Naperville meet (Saturday only, $35, no preregistration necessary). For those of us who are younger than Methusela and have families, jobs, etc, and who don't want to pay for a full ride ticket for a couple of hours of fun, it's a Godsend. Moving it off Halloween was fantastic idea #2.

Regards,
Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


Re: Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper

Rich C
 

That helps me out too, Al & Don. I too have one underway. As a matter of fact, 1 quad, 1 twin conversion and 1 covered hopper conversion. Mine are Lionel, so putty and sanding will be involved to fill the trademark Lionel stamping into the plastic!
 
Don, can't wait to see your pics of it, will bring inspiration to me.
 
Rich Christie

--- On Thu, 9/2/10, Donald Ford <ford.donald77@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Donald Ford <ford.donald77@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 10:51 PM


 



Al
Thanks I thought that was it becaquse of the era that they were built the air
line in the center sill was common practice.  They probley started to put the
line on the outside when labor costes beame higher and it was more effecient to
do it that way. OK another car of the workbench. Used an ole Hobbie Line car put
new hopper doors, wire grabs , etc. looks good.
Thanks
Don Ford
Kanab UT

________________________________
From: al_brown03 <abrown@fit.edu>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, September 2, 2010 8:56:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper

 
Yungkurth, "Steam Era of Lehigh Valley", p 58, shows the left sides of LV 41254
(composite quad) and 41185 (steel-sided quad); the train pipe isn't visible in
either.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Rich C <rhcdmc@...> wrote:

Don, Thats  a good question. I can not assume it being in either location.
They may have put it on the side for the twin rebuild only.
 
Maybe Ben Hom may know, he sent me info on the twin awhile back.
 
Rich Christie

--- On Thu, 9/2/10, ford.donald77 <ford.donald77@...> wrote:


From: ford.donald77 <ford.donald77@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 11:27 AM


 



Does anyone know if the train air line runs along the side or down the center
sill of the 41000 quad hoppers. My two photos are of the other side, it is not
shown in Chuck Yungkurth drawing or is it shown in the modleing article in the
Lehigh Vally modeling group. I have a photo of the rebuilt twin hoppers and it
is run alone the side. Would like to get this car off the work bench and
painted.
Thanks in advance
Don Ford
Kanab UT












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Re: Speedwitch & Norwest Scale Models

tmolsen@...
 

Jim,

Having Speedwitch take over the NP reefer kit from Norwest would be fine, but has anyone heard from Ted recently? He had a lot of ongoing projects in the air including the 2nd "Focus on Freight Cars", the next issue of his Prototype Modeling book and a few other smaller publishing projects.

Just curious as to how he is doing and can we expect to hear from him soon in regard to any of his future projects. I would like to pick up some more decal sets from him, but do not know if that is possible.

Regards,
Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292
tmolsen@udel.edu


Re: Naperville meet.

Jim Hayes
 

Scott, Sunshine will be selling starting Thursday. They don't take
pre-orders. They will bring a truck load (literally) of kits, mostly the
newer stuff.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Scott <repairman87@hotmail.com> wrote:



Hello,

I would like to attend the meet this year but don't think I will be able to
stay all days do to work commitments. So if I was able to go when are the
vendors going to be there i.e Sunshine? Can I buy kits from them there or do
I have to contact them and they bring them? I saw the flyer and cars they
announced for it. Can I go to the classes/clinics for only two days?

Thank you,
Scott



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Re: Naperville meet.

seaboard_1966
 

Scott

The venders are generally there for Thursday thru Sat. I know that we, WrightTRAK, will be there and will be doing suite sales upon our arrival on Thursday. I would say that most of them will certainly be there on Friday and Saturday. If not, they are loosing significant money.

Denis Blake
One of the WrightTRAK Guys
2011 Central Ohio Prototype Modelers Meet, May 5-8

http://www.facebook.com/pages/manage/#!/pages/Central-Ohio-Prototype-Modelers-Meet/326645470797

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From: "Scott" <repairman87@hotmail.com>
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2010 12:11 AM
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Naperville meet.

Hello,

I would like to attend the meet this year but don't think I will be able to stay all days do to work commitments. So if I was able to go when are the vendors going to be there i.e Sunshine? Can I buy kits from them there or do I have to contact them and they bring them? I saw the flyer and cars they announced for it. Can I go to the classes/clinics for only two days?

Thank you,
Scott



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Naperville meet.

Scott
 

Hello,

I would like to attend the meet this year but don't think I will be able to stay all days do to work commitments. So if I was able to go when are the vendors going to be there i.e Sunshine? Can I buy kits from them there or do I have to contact them and they bring them? I saw the flyer and cars they announced for it. Can I go to the classes/clinics for only two days?

Thank you,
Scott


Re: Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper

Donald Ford <ford.donald77@...>
 

Al
Thanks I thought that was it becaquse of the era that they were built the air
line in the center sill was common practice.  They probley started to put the
line on the outside when labor costes beame higher and it was more effecient to
do it that way. OK another car of the workbench. Used an ole Hobbie Line car put
new hopper doors, wire grabs , etc. looks good.
Thanks
Don Ford
Kanab UT




________________________________
From: al_brown03 <abrown@fit.edu>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, September 2, 2010 8:56:33 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper

 
Yungkurth, "Steam Era of Lehigh Valley", p 58, shows the left sides of LV 41254
(composite quad) and 41185 (steel-sided quad); the train pipe isn't visible in
either.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Rich C <rhcdmc@...> wrote:

Don, Thats  a good question. I can not assume it being in either location.
They may have put it on the side for the twin rebuild only.
 
Maybe Ben Hom may know, he sent me info on the twin awhile back.
 
Rich Christie

--- On Thu, 9/2/10, ford.donald77 <ford.donald77@...> wrote:


From: ford.donald77 <ford.donald77@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 11:27 AM


 



Does anyone know if the train air line runs along the side or down the center
sill of the 41000 quad hoppers. My two photos are of the other side, it is not
shown in Chuck Yungkurth drawing or is it shown in the modleing article in the
Lehigh Vally modeling group. I have a photo of the rebuilt twin hoppers and it
is run alone the side. Would like to get this car off the work bench and
painted.
Thanks in advance
Don Ford
Kanab UT













Re: Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper

al_brown03
 

Yungkurth, "Steam Era of Lehigh Valley", p 58, shows the left sides of LV 41254 (composite quad) and 41185 (steel-sided quad); the train pipe isn't visible in either.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Rich C <rhcdmc@...> wrote:

Don, Thats  a good question. I can not assume it being in either location. They may have put it on the side for the twin rebuild only.
 
Maybe Ben Hom may know, he sent me info on the twin awhile back.
 
Rich Christie

--- On Thu, 9/2/10, ford.donald77 <ford.donald77@...> wrote:


From: ford.donald77 <ford.donald77@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010, 11:27 AM


 



Does anyone know if the train air line runs along the side or down the center sill of the 41000 quad hoppers. My two photos are of the other side, it is not shown in Chuck Yungkurth drawing or is it shown in the modleing article in the Lehigh Vally modeling group. I have a photo of the rebuilt twin hoppers and it is run alone the side. Would like to get this car off the work bench and painted.
Thanks in advance
Don Ford
Kanab UT











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Re: DRGW GS gons

al_brown03
 

There are also published photos as follows:

D&RGW 41811 in Heimburger, "Rio Grande Steam Locomotives", p 90, and (same picture) Albi and Jones, "Otto Perry", p 157;

D&RGW 45111 in Austin and Dill, "Southern Pacific in Oregon Pictorial", p 192; and

D&RGW 45287 in Hendrickson, RMJ 3/00 pp 13-20 (see p 17).

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

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

Dave,
The Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society's "The Prospector", volume 1, #2 (second quarter, 2002), had an article covering all these cars.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Nelson" <Lake_Muskoka@> wrote:

I'm in need of any information and/or images people are willing to share of
some really old GS gons owned by the DGRW:

40000-42500 36' cars blt 1908

43000-43349 40' cars blt 1913

45000-45499 40' cars blt 1926


Re: DRGW GS gons

brianleppert@att.net
 

Dave,
The Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society's "The Prospector", volume 1, #2 (second quarter, 2002), had an article covering all these cars.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Nelson" <Lake_Muskoka@...> wrote:

I'm in need of any information and/or images people are willing to share of
some really old GS gons owned by the DGRW:

40000-42500 36' cars blt 1908

43000-43349 40' cars blt 1913

45000-45499 40' cars blt 1926


DRGW GS gons

Dave Nelson
 

I'm in need of any information and/or images people are willing to share of
some really old GS gons owned by the DGRW:



40000-42500 36' cars blt 1908

43000-43349 40' cars blt 1913

45000-45499 40' cars blt 1926



For the last two series, what I'm trying to determine is if either bear
enough similarities to the SP's G-50-9 to 11 design that the SP car could be
used for a stand-in.


Re: Norwest Scale Models

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

On 9/2/2010 1:51 PM, ealabhan0 wrote:
Jon,
You perhaps got one of the NorWest "Lite Series" kits with only the basic resin castings, but no decals, brake gear, wire, grabirons, or other common detail parts. NorWest also offered "Premium" kits complete with Black Cat decals, all detail parts, and trucks (and sometimes, reportedly, even couplers).
Black Cat is well aware of the decal required for this particular
scheme for this car. Other decals are available but I wanted the NYC
scheme.
I believe I'm probably the only one who wants this decal and it
would be at least tri-color :-) !

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


Re: Norwest Scale Models

Bill Welch
 

I used the Microscale decals for my two NP reefers. One set did both cars. Photos are on the Steam Era Freight Car website.

One problem with the castings I received was the one of the door hinges was "buggered" up. It looked like this was inherent in the masters. The hinges did not match anything I recognized, so I removed all of them and replaced them with Grandt Line parts.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Jim Hayes <jimhayes97225@...> wrote:

Decals for most Norwest kits are available from Al Ferguson at Black Cat,
www.greatdecals.com/BlackCat.htm

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Jon Miller <atsf@...> wrote:



On 9/2/2010 11:59 AM, Jim Hayes wrote:
There is a slim possibility of the NP reefer kit being adopted by
Speedwitch.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com
I have (built) one of the CP? /NYC? reefers* that had a very
colorful color scheme for my era. The problem is no decals and the only
picture is a B&W with guesses as to the color. It would be good if Ted
got this kit also.

* Don't have all the data with me at the moment.

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


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Re: Norwest Scale Models

David Sieber
 

Jon,
You perhaps got one of the NorWest "Lite Series" kits with only the basic resin castings, but no decals, brake gear, wire, grabirons, or other common detail parts. NorWest also offered "Premium" kits complete with Black Cat decals, all detail parts, and trucks (and sometimes, reportedly, even couplers).
NorWest's wood-sheathed freight reefer kits were: #107(P,L) for the GTW 206900 series, #108 for the CN 207000 series, #109 for the CP 284414-288477 series and #111 for the CP 288500-289399 series, plus #113 for the NP 90000 series. They also did kits #105/6 for a CP 40ft straight-sill flat car (#106 was for the 'stone car' variation with built-up wood gondola sides/ends), #116 for a CP rebuilt 36ft double-sheathed boxcar, and the kit I'd really like Speedwitch Media to pick up, #117 for the 10,000gal 3-radial-course tank cars built by CC&F in the early 1920s for CN, Imperial Oil (ESSO of Canada), etc.
Just a little additional info,
Dave Sieber, Reno NV

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Jon Miller <atsf@...> wrote:
"I have (built) one of the CP? /NYC? reefers that had a very colorful color scheme for my era. The problem is no decals and the only picture is a B&W with guesses as to the color. It would be good if Ted got this kit also."


Re: Norwest Scale Models

Jim Hayes
 

Decals for most Norwest kits are available from Al Ferguson at Black Cat,
www.greatdecals.com/BlackCat.htm

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 12:22 PM, Jon Miller <atsf@izap.com> wrote:



On 9/2/2010 11:59 AM, Jim Hayes wrote:
There is a slim possibility of the NP reefer kit being adopted by
Speedwitch.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com
I have (built) one of the CP? /NYC? reefers* that had a very
colorful color scheme for my era. The problem is no decals and the only
picture is a B&W with guesses as to the color. It would be good if Ted
got this kit also.

* Don't have all the data with me at the moment.

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






Re: Norwest Scale Models

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

On 9/2/2010 11:59 AM, Jim Hayes wrote:
There is a slim possibility of the NP reefer kit being adopted by
Speedwitch.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com

I have (built) one of the CP? /NYC? reefers* that had a very
colorful color scheme for my era. The problem is no decals and the only
picture is a B&W with guesses as to the color. It would be good if Ted
got this kit also.

* Don't have all the data with me at the moment.

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


Re: Norwest Scale Models

Jim Hayes
 

There is a slim possibility of the NP reefer kit being adopted by
Speedwitch.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com


On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Pierre <pierre.oliver@start.ca> wrote:



Knowing BGR's area of interests I would doubt that we'll see any of the
former Nor-West freight cars and cabooses.
Pity.
Pierre Oliver


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com <STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>, "Doug Rhodes"
<farronhill@...> wrote:

It's mostly outside the scope of this list (except for the head end cars)
but some Norwest products
are expected to live on in new rendition. This from the website of the
BGR Group
http://home.cogeco.ca/~bgrgroup/

"Discussions with Brian Pate of Norwest Kits concluded with The BGR Group
having the opportunity to
make use of the NorWest research and production materials to re-develop
their line of CPR
semi-lightweight passenger cars. "

I haven't heard a time line for when the refreshed kits would be
available.

Doug Rhodes

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Lucas
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 8:57 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Norwest Scale Models



The kits were offered by an architectural and movie (one of their model
railway sets was used in
"Night at the Museum") model-building firm, Pro Modelbuilders of
Vancouver, BC. I bought some of
their last products last year.

Unless you want a Great Northern wood caboose, they've nothing else on
offer now.

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com <STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>, Rich C <rhcdmc@>
wrote:

Does anyone know the status of this company?

Thanks,
Rich Christie





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