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ASF A3 70 ton Ride Control Trucks

bnsd45
 

Hello STMFC listers,

Tangent Scale Models is pleased to offer modified pricing to our new 70 ton ASF A3 Ride Control trucks with all-metal wheels. This is a very important truck to those modeling the 1950s and later, and we recognize that consumers demand these in bulk quantities.


Re: odd L&N boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 

The L&N rebuilt cars with 3713 cuft (same as a 1937 AAR box car) are
listed in the ORER

series 93000-94199 -- 532 cars in 1955
series 94200-95541 -- 643 cars in 1955
series 95800-97091 -- 1251 cars in 1955

I thought there was a Sunshine kit (or kits) for these L&N rebuilds.
Not so?

I have a very nice color shot of a car with the 3/7/8 end but it has
been renumbered L&N 41064.

Tim O'Connor

At 1/18/2010 01:47 AM Monday, you wrote:
Hi Schuyler--An L&N fan can fill in the blanks, but here is what I know. Just before the war L&N rebuilt a bunch of single sheathed boxcars. 10' IH. Some had ends like this, some had dreadnaught ends. These cars are in the 93xxx, 94xxx, 96xxx series and maybe others. You can see the inset sideframes from the original single sheathed car's frame.

Interesting to model: Intermountain 1937 AAR box on a Tichy SS frame. The ends have to be pieced together, including widening them a bit by adding a strip in the center.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuyler Larrabee" <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:

<http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-10/eburg.jpg>

East Stroudsburg, no date. But I'm curious about the end on the L&N car: from the top, a 3/7/8 rib
end? At a glance, the side seems more modern than that. What is that beast??


Re: odd L&N boxcar

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Jan 17, 2010, at 9:34 PM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

<http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-10/
eburg.jpg>

East Stroudsburg, no date. But I'm curious about the end on the
L&N car: from the top, a 3/7/8 rib
end? At a glance, the side seems more modern than that. What is
that beast??
I have several photos of these cars, Schuyler. They were rebuilds of
1920s ARA single sheathed box cars with new sides, doors, and roofs
on the original underframes and ends, with an extra three
corrugations added at the top of the 7/8 ends to increase their
height. L&N had a lot of them. I can supply number series and other
info if you're interested.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: odd L&N boxcar

pennsylvania1954
 

Hi Schuyler--An L&N fan can fill in the blanks, but here is what I know. Just before the war L&N rebuilt a bunch of single sheathed boxcars. 10' IH. Some had ends like this, some had dreadnaught ends. These cars are in the 93xxx, 94xxx, 96xxx series and maybe others. You can see the inset sideframes from the original single sheathed car's frame.

Interesting to model: Intermountain 1937 AAR box on a Tichy SS frame. The ends have to be pieced together, including widening them a bit by adding a strip in the center.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Schuyler Larrabee" <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:

<http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-10/eburg.jpg>

East Stroudsburg, no date. But I'm curious about the end on the L&N car: from the top, a 3/7/8 rib
end? At a glance, the side seems more modern than that. What is that beast??



SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!
ivirus/


Re: Marion, Ohio Prototype Modeler Meet

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I don't mean to be cynical, Al, but that is likely to be happening sooner or later as these alternative-to-the-NMRA meets happen. It is simply impossible to avoid conflicting dates. People will have to make choices.

SGL

I believe that is right on top of the C&O HS Spring Work Session in Clifton Forge on April 21st-25th?

Al Kresse


Guys

Myself and a couple of my buds are in the process of putting together the first prototype model meet in Central Ohio.
This event, to be held April 22-24, will be at Marion Union Station in Marion, OH. Many of you are familiar with this
station as one of the hotspots of railfanning in North America. We will combine model trains with the prototype.
We have secured the station for the weekend and are in the process of lining up a block of hotel rooms as well.

Please be sure to include this event in your schedule of things to do this spring.

I will get more details out as they are available.

Please feel free to contact me if you need more information or if you would be will to do a presentation or a clinic at the
meet.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Meet.

Regards,

Denis Blake
John Peters
Kevin Tweed and Others




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odd L&N boxcar

Schuyler Larrabee
 

<http://lists.railfan.net/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-01-17-10/eburg.jpg>

East Stroudsburg, no date. But I'm curious about the end on the L&N car: from the top, a 3/7/8 rib
end? At a glance, the side seems more modern than that. What is that beast??



SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!






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Re: Marion, Ohio Prototype Modeler Meet

seaboard_1966
 

Al and all

It is what it is. The date is set, the building is secured and we are going ahead with this.

Denis

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I believe that is right on top of the C&O HS Spring Work Session in Clifton Forge on April 21st-25th?



Al Kresse


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Subject: [STMFC] Marion, Ohio Prototype Modeler Meet


Guys

Myself and a couple of my buds are in the process of putting together the first prototype model meet in Central Ohio.
This event, to be held April 22-24, will be at Marion Union Station in Marion, OH. Many of you are familiar with this station as one of the hotspots of railfanning in North America. We will combine model trains with the prototype.
We have secured the station for the weekend and are in the process of lining up a block of hotel rooms as well.

Please be sure to include this event in your schedule of things to do this spring.

I will get more details out as they are available.

Please feel free to contact me if you need more information or if you would be will to do a presentation or a clinic at the meet.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Meet.

Regards,

Denis Blake
John Peters
Kevin Tweed and Others







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Re: Marion, Ohio Prototype Modeler Meet

water.kresse@...
 

I believe that is right on top of the C&O HS Spring Work Session in Clifton Forge on April 21st-25th?



Al Kresse

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Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2010 11:32:48 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] Marion, Ohio Prototype Modeler Meet


Guys

Myself and a couple of my buds are in the process of putting together the first prototype model meet in Central Ohio.  
This event, to be held April 22-24, will be at Marion Union Station in Marion, OH.  Many of you are familiar with this station as one of the hotspots of railfanning in North America.  We will combine model trains with the prototype.    
We have secured the station for the weekend and are in the process of lining up a block of hotel rooms as well.  

Please be sure to include this event in your schedule of things to do this spring.  

I will get more details out as they are available.  

Please feel free to contact me if you need more information or if you would be will to do a presentation or a clinic at the meet.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Meet.

Regards,

Denis Blake
John Peters
Kevin Tweed and Others

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Re: Painting X-3 deck

Bruce Smith
 

<richtownsend@netscape.net> 01/16/10 8:41 PM >>>
I am working on a kitbash of a tank car with a deck at the end similar
to the X-3 (in fact, identical to the X-3: it's an X-5). Does anyone
have good advice on how this deck should be painted? I am thinking of a
weathered gray. Does the Sunshine X-3 kit include painting suggestions?

Richard,

The Sunshine X-3 and X-5 kit directions (Sunshine does make an X-5 <G>)
do not have any specific instructions for the deck. As best I can tell
from photos, it was usually painted the same color as the tank. If you
are modeling a tank that has not been painted in some time (many years),
then weathered wood showing through might be appropriate, but in
general, it looks like these ought to be painted (and usually black).
In general, tank cars were well taken care of and so I find it unlikely
that many were allowed to progress to the point where the paint on the
decks failed (note that reweight dates are not accurate measures of any
type of service, repair or re-painting on tank cars).

My approach, when I finally get around to doing some of these kits, will
be to paint the whole car a lightened black (steam power black, cockpit
interior black, etc) and then to weather it with tarnished black. For
that really old paint, you might consider dry brushing with a color like
grey to show some raw wood breaking through the paint, but I would make
this the exception to my tank car weathering, not the rule.

Regards
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


Re: Painting X-3 deck

Tim O'Connor
 

Richard

Best tank car deck weathering I've seen appeared in an article
on modeling SP fire train tank cars in Mainline Modeler, March 1982.
Includes some good color photos.

Tim O'Connor

At 1/16/2010 09:40 PM Saturday, you wrote:
I am working on a kitbash of a tank car with a deck at the end similar to the X-3 (in fact, identical to the X-3: it's an X-5). Does anyone have good advice on how this deck should be painted? I am thinking of a weathered gray. Does the Sunshine X-3 kit include painting suggestions?


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


Re: Martin Lofton Status

tmolsen@...
 

Pierre and All,

Yes, '07 was a typo, should have been '09! I just sent my December order in Saturday, the 16th. I too, wish Martin well as I know how operations can go. I have been under the knife 16 times in my 66 years! So far, so good!

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


Marion, Ohio Prototype Modeler Meet

seaboard_1966
 

Guys

Myself and a couple of my buds are in the process of putting together the first prototype model meet in Central Ohio.
This event, to be held April 22-24, will be at Marion Union Station in Marion, OH. Many of you are familiar with this station as one of the hotspots of railfanning in North America. We will combine model trains with the prototype.
We have secured the station for the weekend and are in the process of lining up a block of hotel rooms as well.

Please be sure to include this event in your schedule of things to do this spring.

I will get more details out as they are available.

Please feel free to contact me if you need more information or if you would be will to do a presentation or a clinic at the meet.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Meet.

Regards,

Denis Blake
John Peters
Kevin Tweed and Others


Painting X-3 deck

Richard Townsend
 

I am working on a kitbash of a tank car with a deck at the end similar to the X-3 (in fact, identical to the X-3: it's an X-5). Does anyone have good advice on how this deck should be painted? I am thinking of a weathered gray. Does the Sunshine X-3 kit include painting suggestions?


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon










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Re: PHOTO HELP NEEDED

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

DENNIS:

IN ADDITION TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS (www.rocketexpress.biz) I HAVE
THE FOLLOWING MAILING ADDRESS FOR ROCKET EXPRESS:

RON VON WERDER
ROCKET EXPRESS
P.O. BOX 34
WASHINGTONVILLE, NY10992

RON DOES GREAT WORK BUT SOMETIMES SEEMS TO BE DIFFICULT TO
CONTACTWHICH IS WHY I BOUGHT THE CAR IN NAPERVILLE

GOOD LUCK :

BILL PARDIE
On Jan 15, 2010, at 5:28 PM, Dennis Williams wrote:

Where can I get one of these?? I tried to contact with no reply.
Dennis

Dennis Williams
Munhall, Pa.
www.resinbuilders4u.com

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From: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@HAWAII.RR.COM>
Subject: [STMFC] PHOTO HELP NEEDED
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010, 6:02 PM

Switch to: Text-Only, Daily Digest Unsubscribe
Terms of Use.
Now that you are all back from sunny Florida I
hope someone can
help me with a photo request. Over the years my
ability to purchase
kits has far exceeded my ability to complete
them (Does this sound
familiar?). Thus I vowed to cut back on
my buys. At Naperville I did buy one kit. I had
been very pleased
with Rocket Express's 50' RI auto car. I there-
fore picked up a 40' version. I
bought the car with the end
door (Car Numbers 160250 - 160599). When I got home I
found that I do
have some photos of the "B" end. I do not, however,
have any photos of the door end.
hopefully someone can help.

Thanks in advance:

Bill Pardie








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Prototype Rails was a week too early

pullmanboss <tgmadden@...>
 

Rain is forecast for this evening, but the weather here on the west coast of Florida, north of Sarasota about 100 miles directly west of Cocoa Beach, has been very pleasant these past few days. I took this photo late yesterday afternoon from my beach chair about 20 yards off the patio of the place where we're staying:

http://home.att.net/~pullmanproject/Anna_Maria_Island_sunset_1.jpg

I did have to set my wine glass down to take it and break away from reviewing the CD-ROM instructions for the very nice Wright Track B&O M53 I picked up at P. Rails. Most impressed with both the design and execution. Congrats to Jim King and the Wright Track folks for a job well done. And a reiteration of my thanks to Mike, Marty and all the others for making Prototype Rails '10 a wonderful experience despite the weather.

Tom Madden


Re: Martin Loften Status

Mark
 

Thank You Mr. Slater for the news.

Mark Morgan

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Subject: [STMFC] Martin Loften Status
To: "STMFC List" <stmfc@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 12:10 PM







 











Martin called me on Tuesday and told me that they gave him a choice of having his surgery this past Thursday Jan. 14 but he would be the seventh surgery patient on that day or he could wait until Jan 21 and be first out on that day. He chose the latter, so he will have it on Thuesday morning. They told him he would be in the hospital 2-4 days.



Martin and Trisha have been at the factory making kits most days, except for the days he had doctor appointments, and Martin has even been teaching her how to do the casting because he won't be allowed to lift anything for 4-6 weeks after the sergury. Martin sounds fine and is in good sperits and looking forward to getting back to normal.



Charlie Slater



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Martin Loften Status

charles slater
 

Martin called me on Tuesday and told me that they gave him a choice of having his surgery this past Thursday Jan. 14 but he would be the seventh surgery patient on that day or he could wait until Jan 21 and be first out on that day. He chose the latter, so he will have it on Thuesday morning. They told him he would be in the hospital 2-4 days.

Martin and Trisha have been at the factory making kits most days, except for the days he had doctor appointments, and Martin has even been teaching her how to do the casting because he won't be allowed to lift anything for 4-6 weeks after the sergury. Martin sounds fine and is in good sperits and looking forward to getting back to normal.

Charlie Slater

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Re: American Cyanamid Car CYX 154 - Info Needed

Allen Cain <allencain@...>
 

Ed,



The company is listed with the CYX reporting marks in my January 1954 ORER.
I sent you a PDF of the page in a separate email.



Allen Cain


Re: American Cyanamid Car CYX 154 - Info Needed

LOUIS WHITELEY <octoraro1@...>
 

The October 1948 ORER lists these CYX cars as "Special tank (A.A.R. Mech. Designation LO) cars . . . 151 to 157 iuclusive, 159 and 161.  Inside dimensions length 33 ft. 7 in. width 9 ft., height 12 ft. 3 in. (capacity 1,800 cubic ft., 140,000 pounds)".  There were some other series of LO cars with different dimensiont.

Lou Whiteley
Lawrenceville, NJ



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From: Ed <eolszew1@twcny.rr.com>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, January 16, 2010 8:30:41 AM
Subject: [STMFC] American Cyanamid Car CYX 154 - Info Needed

 
Folks,

While looking through a friends photo collection from the late 1930's I came across a car from the American Cyanamid company labeled for Nitrogen Products. The car number is CYX 154 and the photo was taken in Syracuse, NY on November 24, 1937. I could find no information for the CYX reporting mark in my 1955 ORER but the CYX mark was not retired until April 3, 1992. Any info on this car would be appreciated as it would be an interessting addition to my layout.

Some additional information on the car. It has no side doors but there is a full roof walk so I believe it to be some type of covered hopper. I have to question that though because there is no evidence of bottom gates either. It is the same height as an adjacent boxcar but the sides of the car are lower and partially cover the top of the trucks.

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

Ed Olszewski
Syracuse, NY




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American Cyanamid Car CYX 154 - Info Needed

Ed <eolszew1@...>
 

Folks,

While looking through a friends photo collection from the late 1930's I came across a car from the American Cyanamid company labeled for Nitrogen Products. The car number is CYX 154 and the photo was taken in Syracuse, NY on November 24, 1937. I could find no information for the CYX reporting mark in my 1955 ORER but the CYX mark was not retired until April 3, 1992. Any info on this car would be appreciated as it would be an interessting addition to my layout.

Some additional information on the car. It has no side doors but there is a full roof walk so I believe it to be some type of covered hopper. I have to question that though because there is no evidence of bottom gates either. It is the same height as an adjacent boxcar but the sides of the car are lower and partially cover the top of the trucks.

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

Ed Olszewski
Syracuse, NY

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