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Re: WrightTrak B&O M-53

bdg1210 <Bruce_Griffin@...>
 

Charlie,

I am sure Gary will get them out soon, he indicted to me this weekend that they should be out this week as my order is waiting on them. For those of you who have other manufacturer's M-53 boxcar models and need great lettering, the B&ORRHS is going to offer a four car decal set using the same artwork developed for the WrightTrak kit. The B&O, like many roads, used its own unique lettering shapes and many previous decals did not capture this very well. The HS website should have this item added to the Company Store in a few weeks.

Regards,
Bruce D. Griffin
Summerfield, NC

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, charles slater <atsfcondr42@...> wrote:


Yes I did and still waiting for the decals to arrive.

Charlie Slater



To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: Bruce_Griffin@...
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 06:45:30 +0000
Subject: [STMFC] WrightTrak B&O M-53





Guys,

I know several of you must have purchased this kit at Naperville. Any feedback? I have one person's opinion of the kit, but would like to hear others to be fair. Thanks.

Regards,
Bruce D. Griffin
Editor, The B&O Modeler
Summerfield, NC





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"Scotty Mason Live" Tonight!

Scott <smason2@...>
 

Hi folks,

Today's the day!

The studio is ready. The outline has been finalized. The props are finished...well almost.

The crew will be arriving at 4:00 to set up their equipment run tests, and do a full rehearsal (They don't trust me!). then it will be on the air and live at 8:00 p.m.

The pilot episode of "Scotty Mason Live", a one-hour live Internet, streaming video show, will air tonight at 8:00 est. I will be demonstrating in clinic fashion, techniques to finish your scenery.

THIS IS A FREE SHOW!

There will be a link on my website to connect to the program. See you tonight!

Scott
www.scottymason.com


Steam-era caboose types?

cornbeltroute <cornbeltroute@...>
 

We TT scale types are in sore need of cabeese models (and everything else, too). This need is the source of my caboose question (spurred by the Intermountain caboose thread).

Were there some caboose styles/types from the transition era that could be found on several railroads, or were most cabeese homebuilt and, thus, not widespread?

I would think the International bay window caboose of the mid-'50s is one design that might have been found on multiple railroads. The CGW in the late '40s began purchasing NE-5's, I recall, which were first rolling on the NH and B&M, I believe.

Much appreciate any information fellow modelers here can provide.

-Brian

Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa


Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Good morning Steve & Group,

In my response I was only thinking about trains #95-96.

What I find interesting is the difference in freight traffic between the Howard Branch and the Gridley Branch. The two of them being more or less just over the hill from each other. This difference is not so much in the amount of traffic; thou there is much less traffic on the lint to Gridley; but in the type of traffic. There were no rock trains on the Gridley Branch. And where there were several stock extras on the Howard Branch, there were less on the Gridley Branch. And work extras were few on its dirt ballasted route.

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


On Nov 29, 2009, at 1:03 PM, Steve Sandifer wrote:

The regularly scheduled 95/96 trains on the Howard branch ran with a mixed
combine until 1960. However, there were occasional stock, rock, and work
extra on the branch. In addition, the Howard interchanged with the South
Kansas Division at Moline and the Eastern Division at Emporia, both served
by "caboose" trains.

In going through the documentation of James Burke I found mention of 1727 on
the S. Kansas at Moline, the 1375 (wood side) at Moline, and the 1901 on
four occasions at Climax or Eureka with a stock extra. The 1893 was seen by
Burke 5 times in El Dorado and Chanute, so I am confidence it was through
Moline several times. I will model all of these for my Howard Branch mode.
Unfortunately the only one I have a photo of is the 1727. I welcome photos
from any source.
______________
J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer
mailto:steve.sandifer@sbcglobal.net
Home: 12027 Mulholland Drive, Meadows Place, TX 77477, 281-568-9918
Office: Southwest Central Church of Christ, 4011 W. Bellfort, Houston, TX
77025, 713-667-9417

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Keene" <wakeene@jps.net>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose

Jared,

In a word... NO. You will not be alone on such a list... limited as it may
be.

The doodlebug powered mixed trains (#79-80) on the Gridley Branch did not
use a caboose. Even when the motorcar was on occasion replaced with a more
conventional type of motive power, the train carried a
Coach-Baggage-Caboose mixed train combine.

I also believe that Steve Sandifer's Howard Branch operations will be
"cabooseless."

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA




On Nov 29, 2009, at 9:22 AM, almabranch wrote:

Will I be the only steam era Santa Fe modeler that won't have one of the
versions of a steel or wooden caboose on their layout?
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...> wrote:

Thanks Steve,

That's very useful. I'm working on four of these cars right now myself.
I've already decided to use Tahoe Model Works Bettendorf Swing-Motion
trucks, and LaserKit window screens, both of which look more like the
real thing than the kit parts.

Andy

Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
asperandeo@...
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142





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Re: Ft Myers FL area hobby shops

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Thanks Jerry!

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Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 7:56:57 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Ft Myers FL area hobby shops

 




If you want to head up to Tampa, Happy Hobo is an excellent shop. Maybe combine the trip with a visit to Tarpon Springs and some excellent Greek food.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com , "James F. Brewer" <jfbrewer@...> wrote:



All,



My wife and I will be vacationing at Ft. Myers Beach in early December.  Are there any decent hobby shops within a reasonable area?  Last time I was in that area I found a hobby shop in Cape Coral, but it was RC planes/boats, etc; no trains.  There was a hobby shop listed in the Yellow Pages off RT 41, but it had closed and gone out of business.



If I get bored drinking Coronas on the beach, I'd like to check out the local model rr scene! :-)



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD


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Re: Santa Fe AB brake info

John Hile
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Sandifer" <steve.sandifer@...> wrote:

I have posted two files from John Moore on the Santa Fe Historical and Modeling Society website.

1. Freight Cars not used in Interchange Remaining to be Equipped with "AB" Brakes as of 12-1-52.

2. Interchange Freight Cars Remaining to be Equipped with "AB" Brakes as of 12-1-52.










Steve,

Thanks for posting these resources!

John Hile


Re: P&WV boxcars

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Brian;

Having done cars with Champ, Walthers, and Jack Consoli's decals, I heartily
recommend the latter. I am finishing up a PS-1 using Jack's decals, and they
are really sharp and accurate.

BTW, if you are considering doing the 1500 series boxes, recommend you get
the Mainline Modeler issue that has Bob Hundman's article on these ex-NKP
cars, the Paul Dunn photo of that car, plus a good Viking roof.

I look forward to seeing your model!

Elden Gatwood

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J Carlson
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2009 4:15 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [STMFC] P&WV boxcars



I have a future project to create a P&WV boxcar from a Proto kit. while
researching the options I am coming up thin on P&WV decals. Ted has a set in
his kit and Champ still lists the set below. does anyone have the set and can
tell me what is included, what size herald, and does it include the symbol of
service slogan?

PITTSBURGH & WEST VIRGINIA Road Name Set, White, roadname & numbers, plus
herald, set will letter 2 models. Order HN-81 for HO Scale

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY


Re: Ft Myers FL area hobby shops

jerryglow2
 

If you want to head up to Tampa, Happy Hobo is an excellent shop. Maybe combine the trip with a visit to Tarpon Springs and some excellent Greek food.

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "James F. Brewer" <jfbrewer@...> wrote:



All,



My wife and I will be vacationing at Ft. Myers Beach in early December.  Are there any decent hobby shops within a reasonable area?  Last time I was in that area I found a hobby shop in Cape Coral, but it was RC planes/boats, etc; no trains.  There was a hobby shop listed in the Yellow Pages off RT 41, but it had closed and gone out of business.



If I get bored drinking Coronas on the beach, I'd like to check out the local model rr scene! :-)



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD


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Re: Ft Myers FL area hobby shops

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

Thanks John!

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At the risk of being in moderation jail because this is quite off-topic for this group:

There are no decent hobby shops now any closer then Naples (Family Hobby Center, 155 10th Street North), which is about a 35-mile slog from Fort Myers Beach.

There is a model railroad club in North Ft. Myers, Scale Rails of Southwest Florida, and another layout (sometimes open to the public) at Shell Point Retirement Community, and another at a development in Bonita Springs (open by appointment), the details of which escape me at the moment. Both of these latter layouts are occasionally written up in the papers at this time of year.

In Naples there is a small railroad museum at the old Seaboard Station downtown, and operated in conjunction with it, a very large Lionel layout. This operation is on the left about one block after US41 turns sharply to the east in downtown Naples.

And that is all I know about in SW Florida.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL

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From: James F. Brewer < jfbrewer@comcast.net >
To: STMFC < STMFC@yahoogroups.com >
Sent: Sun, Nov 29, 2009 9:04 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Ft Myers FL area hobby shops

All,

My wife and I will be vacationing at Ft. Myers Beach in early December. Are there any decent hobby shops within a reasonable area? Last time I was in that area I found a hobby shop in Cape Coral, but it was RC planes/boats, etc; no trains. There was a hobby shop listed in the Yellow Pages off RT 41, but it had closed and gone out of business.

If I get bored drinking Coronas on the beach, I'd like to check out the local model rr scene! :-)

Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD



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B&O M-61 50' boxcar

Mark
 

Another Duryea underframe class and am wondering if anyone might have suggestions for trucks, and is this an enclosed underframe.

Car numbers 282000-283149

Thanks in advance.
Mark Morgan


Re: Ft Myers FL area hobby shops

MOFWCABOOSE@...
 

At the risk of being in moderation jail because this is quite off-topic for this group:

There are no decent hobby shops now any closer then Naples (Family Hobby Center, 155 10th Street North), which is about a 35-mile slog from Fort Myers Beach.

There is a model railroad club in North Ft. Myers, Scale Rails of Southwest Florida, and another layout (sometimes open to the public) at Shell Point Retirement Community, and another at a development in Bonita Springs (open by appointment), the details of which escape me at the moment. Both of these latter layouts are occasionally written up in the papers at this time of year.

In Naples there is a small railroad museum at the old Seaboard Station downtown, and operated in conjunction with it, a very large Lionel layout. This operation is on the left about one block after US41 turns sharply to the east in downtown Naples.

And that is all I know about in SW Florida.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL

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From: James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@comcast.net>
To: STMFC <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sun, Nov 29, 2009 9:04 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Ft Myers FL area hobby shops






All,

My wife and I will be vacationing at Ft. Myers Beach in early December. Are there any decent hobby shops within a reasonable area? Last time I was in that area I found a hobby shop in Cape Coral, but it was RC planes/boats, etc; no trains. There was a hobby shop listed in the Yellow Pages off RT 41, but it had closed and gone out of business.

If I get bored drinking Coronas on the beach, I'd like to check out the local model rr scene! :-)

Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD

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Re: Ft Myers FL area hobby shops

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Jim Brewer wrote:
If I get bored drinking Coronas on the beach, I'd like to check out the local model rr scene! :-)
Alternatively, drink a tastier beer and you won't get so bored <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


Ft Myers FL area hobby shops

James F. Brewer <jfbrewer@...>
 

All,



My wife and I will be vacationing at Ft. Myers Beach in early December.  Are there any decent hobby shops within a reasonable area?  Last time I was in that area I found a hobby shop in Cape Coral, but it was RC planes/boats, etc; no trains.  There was a hobby shop listed in the Yellow Pages off RT 41, but it had closed and gone out of business.



If I get bored drinking Coronas on the beach, I'd like to check out the local model rr scene! :-)



Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD


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Re: New ART Steel Reefer Run Is In

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks, Jerry, sorry for a delayed reply; I was away.

SGL

Why is the order of the two heralds reversed on the model from the
prototype photo just above it?
Was the other side of the prototype similarly reversed?

Typically the MP herald was toward the B end of the car, but as you can see
from the prototype photo, this wasn't always the case. I do not have a
photo of the other side of the prototype, but if the paint shop followed
directions, it should be reversed from this side.

Is the Rock Island boxcar an assembled model or a kit? It's not clear in
the write-up.

Assembled

Jerry Michels




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Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose

Steve SANDIFER
 

The regularly scheduled 95/96 trains on the Howard branch ran with a mixed combine until 1960. However, there were occasional stock, rock, and work extra on the branch. In addition, the Howard interchanged with the South Kansas Division at Moline and the Eastern Division at Emporia, both served by "caboose" trains.

In going through the documentation of James Burke I found mention of 1727 on the S. Kansas at Moline, the 1375 (wood side) at Moline, and the 1901 on four occasions at Climax or Eureka with a stock extra. The 1893 was seen by Burke 5 times in El Dorado and Chanute, so I am confidence it was through Moline several times. I will model all of these for my Howard Branch mode. Unfortunately the only one I have a photo of is the 1727. I welcome photos from any source.
______________
J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer
mailto:steve.sandifer@sbcglobal.net
Home: 12027 Mulholland Drive, Meadows Place, TX 77477, 281-568-9918
Office: Southwest Central Church of Christ, 4011 W. Bellfort, Houston, TX 77025, 713-667-9417

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Keene" <wakeene@jps.net>
To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose


Jared,

In a word... NO. You will not be alone on such a list... limited as it may be.

The doodlebug powered mixed trains (#79-80) on the Gridley Branch did not use a caboose. Even when the motorcar was on occasion replaced with a more conventional type of motive power, the train carried a Coach-Baggage-Caboose mixed train combine.

I also believe that Steve Sandifer's Howard Branch operations will be "cabooseless."

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA




On Nov 29, 2009, at 9:22 AM, almabranch wrote:

Will I be the only steam era Santa Fe modeler that won't have one of the versions of a steel or wooden caboose on their layout?
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...> wrote:

Thanks Steve,

That's very useful. I'm working on four of these cars right now myself. I've already decided to use Tahoe Model Works Bettendorf Swing-Motion trucks, and LaserKit window screens, both of which look more like the real thing than the kit parts.

Andy

Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
asperandeo@...
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142







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Re: Wright Trak Models HO M53/M53A wagon top boxcar

jimbojk2003
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Denis F. Blake" <dblake7@...> wrote:

Yes, we are still in business. the car is shown on the front page of the
website at www.wrighttrak.com I know that Gary and his wife were going to
be updating the page this weekend.

Denis Blake
WrightTRAK Railroad Models, LLC
-
Maybe you can let them know that the M53 does not appear on the pull down menu of their order form (all of their other models appear to be on the order form )
Regards, Jim Cummings









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Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:10 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Wright Trak Models HO M53/M53A wagon top boxcar


I've been trying to order the HO M53/M53A boxcar on their site with no
luck. Are they still in business ?
Jim Cummings



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Re: Prototype Rails 2010: Shake/Take alert.

Jared Harper
 

I would have liked to be in the Shake and Take group last year, but somehow I missed the call. A stock car is something I can use on my layout.
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

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

"the rivet counter in me shows up and I just have to make a couple of more changes"...Bruce Smith


Bruce I understand, but that's not what these kits are about. We are to build them as per the very high quality instructions. They offer techniques most have not have tried.

The KCS car is a prime example, most of the 10 or so models that showed up the next year used a different body. I built mine as the "Shake 'n' Take" crew intended. Brought it back to diplay, then gave it away : )))
We were operating on the guys layout I gave it to the other week and the car looks good!

But, I think the bottom line is "You can take a guy to the model, but you can't make him build it".
Clark Propst


Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose

William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Jared,

In a word... NO. You will not be alone on such a list... limited as it may be.

The doodlebug powered mixed trains (#79-80) on the Gridley Branch did not use a caboose. Even when the motorcar was on occasion replaced with a more conventional type of motive power, the train carried a Coach-Baggage-Caboose mixed train combine.

I also believe that Steve Sandifer's Howard Branch operations will be "cabooseless."

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA




On Nov 29, 2009, at 9:22 AM, almabranch wrote:

Will I be the only steam era Santa Fe modeler that won't have one of the versions of a steel or wooden caboose on their layout?
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...> wrote:

Thanks Steve,

That's very useful. I'm working on four of these cars right now myself. I've already decided to use Tahoe Model Works Bettendorf Swing-Motion trucks, and LaserKit window screens, both of which look more like the real thing than the kit parts.

Andy

Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
asperandeo@...
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142


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Re: Wright Trak Models HO M53/M53A wagon top boxcar

seaboard_1966
 

Yes, we are still in business. the car is shown on the front page of the website at www.wrighttrak.com I know that Gary and his wife were going to be updating the page this weekend.

Denis Blake
WrightTRAK Railroad Models, LLC

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To: <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:10 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Wright Trak Models HO M53/M53A wagon top boxcar


I've been trying to order the HO M53/M53A boxcar on their site with no luck. Are they still in business ?
Jim Cummings



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Re: Intermountain ATSF caboose

Jared Harper
 

Will I be the only steam era Santa Fe modeler that won't have one of the versions of a steel or wooden caboose on their layout?
Jared Harper
Athens, GA

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...> wrote:

Thanks Steve,

That's very useful. I'm working on four of these cars right now myself. I've already decided to use Tahoe Model Works Bettendorf Swing-Motion trucks, and LaserKit window screens, both of which look more like the real thing than the kit parts.

Andy

Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
asperandeo@...
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142


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