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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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Re: Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper

Rich C
 

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@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: ford.donald77 <ford.donald77@yahoo.com>
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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Lehigh Valley 41000 series hopper

ford.donald77 <ford.donald77@...>
 

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: Triple dome Ajin tank car

Mark
 

Well well. One valve per dome, all domes same diameter, wood platforms, ab valve above reservoir ,four rung ladder,has two projections on each end of tank(low side by side). Would this be the one you mention?

Thanks for your quick answer, Richard.
Mark Morgan

--- On Wed, 9/1/10, Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@opendoor.com> wrote:

From: Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@opendoor.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Triple dome Ajin tank car
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 8:03 PM







 









On Sep 1, 2010, at 4:23 PM, Mark M wrote:



Sometime back I asked you fellow steam freight car folks about a
brass three dome tank car.
Here is a reply from Ajin:
Dear Sir
Thanks
It could be ACF 3-Dome NASG Tank Car, but we finished Brass Model
Business&No Photos.
I have no idea what NASG might be. The car has the expansion dome
valves on elbows.
The Culotta and Kaminski tank car books are now in my library and
yet have not found this one.


Sorry, Guys, I hit the send button in error. What I was starting to

say is, if the model represents an older tank car, it maybe one of

the AC&F Type 7s that were made for Sunset, ostensibly as PRR T28s.

If that's the case. I have a prototype photo, but it's of a Texaco

car that was retired or sold by the late '40s.



Richard Hendrickson



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Re: Triple dome Ajin tank car

FRANK PEACOCK
 

NASG would be the National Association of S Gaugers. I think that OMI imported this model more than 20 years ago. FHP (Frank H. Peacock)

To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: rhendrickson@opendoor.com
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 17:00:34 -0700
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Triple dome Ajin tank car




























On Sep 1, 2010, at 4:23 PM, Mark M wrote:



Sometime back I asked you fellow steam freight car folks about a
brass three dome tank car.
Here is a reply from Ajin:
Dear Sir
Thanks
It could be ACF 3-Dome NASG Tank Car, but we finished Brass Model
Business&No Photos.
I have no idea what NASG might be. The car has the expansion dome
valves on elbows.
The Culotta and Kaminski tank car books are now in my library and
yet have not found this one.


Mark, if the model represents an


Re: Triple dome Ajin tank car

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Sep 1, 2010, at 4:23 PM, Mark M wrote:

Sometime back I asked you fellow steam freight car folks about a
brass three dome tank car.
Here is a reply from Ajin:

Dear Sir

Thanks

It could be ACF 3-Dome NASG Tank Car, but we finished Brass Model
Business&No Photos.

I have no idea what NASG might be. The car has the expansion dome
valves on elbows.
The Culotta and Kaminski tank car books are now in my library and
yet have not found this one.
Sorry, Guys, I hit the send button in error. What I was starting to
say is, if the model represents an older tank car, it maybe one of
the AC&F Type 7s that were made for Sunset, ostensibly as PRR T28s.
If that's the case. I have a prototype photo, but it's of a Texaco
car that was retired or sold by the late '40s.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Triple dome Ajin tank car

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Sep 1, 2010, at 4:23 PM, Mark M wrote:

Sometime back I asked you fellow steam freight car folks about a brass three dome tank car.
Here is a reply from Ajin:

Dear Sir

Thanks

It could be ACF 3-Dome NASG Tank Car, but we finished Brass Model
Business&No Photos.

I have no idea what NASG might be. The car has the expansion dome valves on elbows.
The Culotta and Kaminski tank car books are now in my library and yet have not found this one.
Mark, if the model represents an


Triple dome Ajin tank car

Mark
 

Sometime back I asked you fellow steam freight car folks about a brass three dome tank car.
Here is a reply from Ajin:

Dear Sir

Thanks

It could be ACF 3-Dome NASG Tank Car, but we finished Brass Model
Business&No Photos.

I have no idea what NASG might be. The car has the expansion dome valves on elbows.
The Culotta and Kaminski tank car books are now in my library and yet have not found this one.

The tank cars in Bellville Ohio are shown in a photo folder and have not been able to upload the last four shots! The first two tanks have smaller diameter and tall domes while the back two have larger lower domes.

Sincerely and many thanks for all your help, Mark Morgan


models on ebay

Al and Patricia Westerfield <westerfield@...>
 

I'm starting to offer freight cars from my John Galt Line layout, lettered for the line. These are not RPM quality but may be of collector interest. Search for Galt Line. - Al Westerfield


Re: FGE 16253

Richard Townsend
 

My apologies. That was not intended for the list. Got to learn to push the "reply to sender" button.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


FGE 16253

Richard Townsend
 

Bill,

I recently also picked up this attached voucher, which answers the question, "Where was FGE 16253 in the middle of February, 1910?" Answer: hauling potatoes from Fort Collins, Colorado to Sterling, Kansas.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: Norwest Scale Models

Pierre <pierre.oliver@...>
 

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, "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
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, Rich C <rhcdmc@> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know the status of this company?
>
> Thanks,
> Rich Christie
>






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Re: Norwest Scale Models

Doug Rhodes
 

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
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, Rich C <rhcdmc@...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know the status of this company?
>
> Thanks,
> Rich Christie
>






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Re: Norwest Scale Models

Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
 

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, Rich C <rhcdmc@...> wrote:

Does anyone know the status of this company?

Thanks,
Rich Christie


Re: Norwest Scale Models

Jim Hayes
 

Norwest shut down a couple of years ago.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 7:05 PM, Rich C <rhcdmc@yahoo.com> wrote:



Does anyone know the status of this company?

Thanks,
Rich Christie



Norwest Scale Models

Rich C
 

Does anyone know the status of this company?

Thanks,
Rich Christie


Re: Tank Cars

Bill Welch
 

Jon

I don't think anyone has answered your question. Here is a link to a flyer showing what Martin is doing. It appears to be a General American prototype:

http://www.sunshinekits.com/sunimages/2010napervilleflyer.pdf

BTW, I have tried to go to your website recently with no luck. I mention this incase you have not been alerted.

Is there any update on the MDT reefers?

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "cn528" <jscagle@...> wrote:

Group:

Sometime back there was post regarding the new line up of Sunshine Kits. I read that they are offering "Circumferential Rivet" tank cars. I'm guessing similar in nature to Radial Course Tank Cars?

Would anyone know what type? We are expanding the line of our tank cars with some new tank types, two of them being 3 compartment cars of 6K variety.

jon
sc&f


Miles of Stiles

gary laakso
 

I completed tonight installing the stiles on the ends of 5 Great Northern Sunshine kits: 3 of the double sheathed 30000 class and 2 single sheathed in the 31000 class. I have dreaded doing stiles since my first efforts on Westerfield cars way back in 1986. These went together very well. The Sunshine replacement stiles are very thin and require careful handling and an emery board works best to remove the fine flesh around the casting. The alignment pin that Sunshine has at the top of the car end for the inside stile allow for a very easy alignment, the stile bolt spacings on the inside and outside are close but not 100% match.

I used a screwdriver to hold the stile down so the super glue could set. Yes, I found out the hard way that its hard to drill with the stile floating. Don't forget to clean out the drilling resin residue that will be under the stile when the drill is removed. A wire or No. 11 blade is needed to push the stuff out, a mere hot air puff does nothing.

I need to thank Doc Denny for his suggestion about using Otto Frei drills and drill holders. I hand drilled all the holes and the combination of a fine drill and holder made it fast work. The drill did not skip out of the stile, unlike previous efforts. I can now handle stiles and more stiles. I wonder if GN banned ladder salesmen from its shops?

The cars need to have the end brake gear attached, side ladders and the running board end supports added and they will be ready for the paint shop. Next project will be three Great Northern truss rod boxcars by Westerfield and three WFEX and FGEX truss rod reefers (none of which have stiles). They will leap frog the other 8 boxcar bodies in line for underbody work.

gary laakso
vasa0vasa@earthlink.net
south of Mike Brock


Re: PRR/N&W H30a Covered Hoppers

haagtk <haagtk@...>
 

Good luck on the kit. I purchased one and I also got the basic shell done......then gave up. I had problems trying to get the brake to sit in properly and I was not sure exactly how the ladder cage assembly would fit correctly. I think I gave up when I realized the final product would not be worth the aggrevation of the rest of the assembly. I have not been that fustrated since trying to assemble the F&C version of this car....which succumbed to the "stomp" factor.

I am not new to resin kits and have assembled a number of Rail Yard Model kits.

Curious if anyone else out there have actually finished one of these Railshop H30 covered hoppers?

-Tom Haag

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Denny Anspach <danspach@...> wrote:

Friends, I have taken up Rail Shops, Inc. new HO kit for this exotic looking (to me) and interesting freight car. The kit is a mixture of very clean well detailed "flat" molded styrene parts, but with all the end bracing and a lot of small parts to be cut and folded from extensive frets of fine brass etchings. There are no 3rd party aftermarket parts in the box.

Although a list of part numbers is referenced in the instructions, none is in the kit. Inasmuch as the instructions refer to parts simply by number ("part 2", or "part 33"), I laid out all the parts on the bench and took the time to extract their numbers from the instructions and photographs, and then both mark them directly with a fine pen, make my own written list . A minor irritant, but yet still an irritant.

The styrene is a light gray with a very high shiny finish that I have not seen before, and it is also bendable, a requirement inasmuch as key parts of the major construction require bending. I have already assembled the basic body/box, and so far both the directions and actual assembly are exactly "as advertised".

A selection of appropriate decals can be purchased separately from the Rail Shops website, but none are included with the kit.

I will report later when I start addressing the "origami" phase of construction.

Now, I know nothing about these hopper cars as prototypes, and no documentation is included in the kit. I am also away from any relevant resources I might personally hold in this regard. What can listers kindly tell me? 1) When were these cars produced, and when were they retired?, 2) Were the N&W cars purchased de novo, or were they purchased from then-owner PRR second hand?

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