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Re: Caboose Trucks

Jim Hayes
 

Try ordering direct. They're listed on the Tichy website.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Jim Betz <jimbetz@jimbetz.com> wrote:



Hi,
Walthers does not even list the Tichy 3051. I'm guessing that
they are out of production. Any one know a shop that probably
has some?

Brian ... it would seem that there is an "opportunity" for
TMW here. Thanks for the referral.
- Jim
1.2. Re: Caboose Trucks
From: brianleppert@att.net <brianleppert%40att.net>


Re: Caboose Trucks

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

These are listed as available on the Tichy site. $2.98 per pair (3051) or ten pair (3052) for $15.50. It's my experience to buy directly from Tichy. Also if you need, say a 100/200 sprues of anything, he give you a good price.

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


Re: Caboose Trucks

Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...>
 

Alas, Jim,

You can't assume something is out of production because Walthers doesn't list it. Try looking at www.tichytraingroup.com - you'll find the 3051 trucks there.

Andy

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


Re: Roundhouse 50', one end door automobile car

Andy Carlson
 

Western Pacific. The "steel plate" is for mounting the WP porcelain Feather River shield.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA





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From: Jeffrey White <jrwhite@midwest.net>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Mon, March 15, 2010 9:36:28 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Roundhouse 50', one end door automobile car


Does this car have a prototype? I recently acquired 5 of them (the model
with the big steel plate on the door).and was wondering if they are
close to any real car.

Jeff White
Alma, IL



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Roundhouse 50', one end door automobile car

Jeffrey White
 

Does this car have a prototype? I recently acquired 5 of them (the model with the big steel plate on the door).and was wondering if they are close to any real car.

Jeff White
Alma, IL


Re: Caboose Trucks

Jim Betz
 

Hi,
Walthers does not even list the Tichy 3051. I'm guessing that
they are out of production. Any one know a shop that probably
has some?

Brian ... it would seem that there is an "opportunity" for
TMW here. Thanks for the referral.
- Jim

1.2. Re: Caboose Trucks
From: brianleppert@att.net


Custom decal help

pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Hello all,
I need some assistance from someone who has a decal printer.
It's a one off job, not very big. Just very special to me.
If you can help, contact me offlist and we'll discuss details.
Thanks,
Pierre Oliver


Re: Caboose Trucks

Charles Hladik
 

Jim,
Why not try _www.tichytraingroup.com_ (http://www.tichytraingroup.com)
and order direct. They show up on their web site at $2.95 a pair. Free
shipping at $25.00.
Chuck Hladik

In a message dated 3/15/2010 12:30:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
jimbetz@jimbetz.com writes:




Hi,
Walthers does not even list the Tichy 3051. I'm guessing that
they are out of production. Any one know a shop that probably
has some?

Brian ... it would seem that there is an "opportunity" for
TMW here. Thanks for the referral.
- Jim
1.2. Re: Caboose Trucks
From: _brianleppert@brianle_ (mailto:brianleppert@att.net)




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Re: DL&W 53133 40' 1937 boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 

IM sold me a bunch of parts for complete kits, including the
car bodies*, when I explained that the combination of parts I
wanted was for cars not in their product line (true). I got
enough parts to model 6 SP 10'0"IH box cars for a very good
price. Ted Culotta did SP decals too, so I'm all set!

Tim O'

* normally IM doesn't sell car bodies as "parts"

I just finished reading this thread and feel a need to blow my horn here a bit.
I tried using the IM 10' car with their GN+ model's improved ends back in 97-98. I think a photo of my car was in RMJ about 98-99. Beings I built the M&StL version, blt in 52 I used the diagonal panel roof and cut down their PS1 doors.
I bought Martin's version, but was disappointed by the incorrect doors and lack of a Superior hand brake. (In stock again at the CNWHS store?). I built a second car with IM parts for a presentation I did a couple years ago at Naperville. Andy Carlson sold out of the parts afterwards. I may have used that car in an RMC article?

The whole point is that if you really want a specific car, you need to look beyond what the manufacturer intended his parts for.

Clark Propst


Re: DL&W 53133 40' 1937 boxcar

rockroll50401 <cepropst@...>
 

I just finished reading this thread and feel a need to blow my horn here a bit.
I tried using the IM 10' car with their GN+ model's improved ends back in 97-98. I think a photo of my car was in RMJ about 98-99. Beings I built the M&StL version, blt in 52 I used the diagonal panel roof and cut down their PS1 doors.
I bought Martin's version, but was disappointed by the incorrect doors and lack of a Superior hand brake. (In stock again at the CNWHS store?). I built a second car with IM parts for a presentation I did a couple years ago at Naperville. Andy Carlson sold out of the parts afterwards. I may have used that car in an RMC article?

The whole point is that if you really want a specific car, you need to look beyond what the manufacturer intended his parts for.

Clark Propst


Re: Tangent Wabash gons

Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>
 

I wrote to Tangent, they said they will rerun them in several months.
Norm Larkin

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Sent: Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:13 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Tangent Wabash gons


Schuyler,
There are currently 2 for sale on E-Bay.
Pierre Oliver

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

Anyone know where some of these are in captivity on dealer's shelves?

Several times I have been too late to the party to get one of these, and I
would like to have one. If you know of a shop that has them, please advise,
off list, please.

Thanks

SGL





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Re: Tangent Wabash gons

pierreoliver2003 <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Schuyler,
There are currently 2 for sale on E-Bay.
Pierre Oliver

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

Anyone know where some of these are in captivity on dealer's shelves?

Several times I have been too late to the party to get one of these, and I
would like to have one. If you know of a shop that has them, please advise,
off list, please.

Thanks

SGL





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Re: Caboose Trucks

Jim Hayes
 

This may have already been mentioned but Tichy's caboose truck is "A
BETTENDORF TRUCK WITH TWO LEAF SPRINGS". If not exactly correct, it may do
until the right thing comes along.

Jim Hayes
Portland Oregon
www.sunshinekits.com

On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 2:08 PM, brianleppert@att.net
<brianleppert@att.net>wrote:



Jim,

Tichy's #3051 Caboose Truck is your best choice for now. It's plastic, with
side frames and bolster molded as one piece.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com <STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>, Jim Betz <jimbetz@...>
wrote:

Hi,

Thanks Richard for "the rest of the story".

So the obvious question is ... does any one know of a caboose
truck that is available that represents these 'conversions' as
they were done on the WM/B&O?
The Tahoe Model Works #108 is close - but it still has one
coil spring on either side of the leaf/elliptical spring. If
possible I'd like to find a plastic or brass truck that is
the one that was used on the WM & B&O. The brass trucks that
I have that are a representation of that do not work - as I
have already said - because they tend to dis-assemble in just
normal handling.

So I guess that what I'm looking for is a plastic or brass
truck that is not sprung/equalized ... but that represents
the leaf/elliptical modification to a truck designed for coil.

- Jim


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Re: Caboose Trucks

brianleppert@att.net
 

Jim,

Tichy's #3051 Caboose Truck is your best choice for now. It's plastic, with side frames and bolster molded as one piece.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Jim Betz <jimbetz@...> wrote:

Hi,

Thanks Richard for "the rest of the story".

So the obvious question is ... does any one know of a caboose
truck that is available that represents these 'conversions' as
they were done on the WM/B&O?
The Tahoe Model Works #108 is close - but it still has one
coil spring on either side of the leaf/elliptical spring. If
possible I'd like to find a plastic or brass truck that is
the one that was used on the WM & B&O. The brass trucks that
I have that are a representation of that do not work - as I
have already said - because they tend to dis-assemble in just
normal handling.

So I guess that what I'm looking for is a plastic or brass
truck that is not sprung/equalized ... but that represents
the leaf/elliptical modification to a truck designed for coil.

- Jim


Universal Rotary Type brake adjusters for CBQ XM-32c box cars

Mark Heiden
 

Hello everyone,

Does anyone know if CB&Q class XM-32c box cars in the series CBQ 18400-18699 were built with Universal Rotary Type brake adjusters? The other XM-32c box cars in the class, CBQ 18700-19399, did have them, but my photos of cars in the CBQ 18400-18699 series are inconclusive.

Thanks,
Mark Heiden


Re: Caboose Trucks

Jim Betz
 

Hi,

Thanks Richard for "the rest of the story".

So the obvious question is ... does any one know of a caboose
truck that is available that represents these 'conversions' as
they were done on the WM/B&O?
The Tahoe Model Works #108 is close - but it still has one
coil spring on either side of the leaf/elliptical spring. If
possible I'd like to find a plastic or brass truck that is
the one that was used on the WM & B&O. The brass trucks that
I have that are a representation of that do not work - as I
have already said - because they tend to dis-assemble in just
normal handling.

So I guess that what I'm looking for is a plastic or brass
truck that is not sprung/equalized ... but that represents
the leaf/elliptical modification to a truck designed for coil.

- Jim


Re: rivets

ltctilley
 

Hi
I have made rivets and bolts by drilling a hole and putting in a piece of
brass wire with the end peened over a little bit by hitting the end with
something like a small hammer. you get them all lined up and level, then hit
from behind with cyanoacrylate to secure them. really tedious, but it
works.
Chris Tilley


Re: DL&W 53133 40' 1937 boxcar

pennsylvania1954
 

Tim--Now I am confused, too. Why would you want to "to model them the old fashioned way, cutting 6" off a 10'6" box car"? Intermountain has a 10' box: the floor, sides, and inside ends. Postwar 10' cars really can be modeled without a lot of trouble, and you do not have to go to Sunshine.

Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

Greg

I'm a bit confused -- postwar 10 foot cars can be modeled without
a lot of trouble. There are Sunshine kits (NYC/C&O/CRR/DL&W/NH/KCS/
NdeM/D&H/M&StL/D&M/SP/SSW/B&O), and with Intermountain kits or parts
you can model GN/SP&S/SP cars very easily. It's still possible to
model them the old fashioned way, cutting 6" off a 10'6" box car,
as I did years ago with a C&BT shops kit. There's no 10'0" PS-1 --
I'd like those!

Tim O'Connor


Re: Caboose Trucks

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Mar 13, 2010, at 1:00 AM, Jim Betz wrote:

There are several different WM cabeese at the following site. The
particular one that I'm using below has the only close up shot of
just the truck. I can not tell if this is exactly the same as the
others but it is similar to very similar to identical.

http://www.irritatedvowel.com/Railroad/WMRY/Caboose1867/Default.aspx
[snip]

When I look at the pics of the
WM and B&O cabeese it does not look to me like they had
any coil springs in them at all and that they were
'adaptations' of a truck that was designed for coil
springs but using leaf/elliptical springs instead.
Jim, the trucks on the WM (ex-B&O) caboose are double truss self-
aligning spring-plankless trucks of a design built in the late 1930s/
early 1940s by American Steel Foundries. The "ears" with rivets on
either side of the bolster are replaceable wear pads so that
excessive wear between the bolster and side frames can be corrected.
Other photos I have seen of these trucks show them with conventional
coil spring groups, but in these case, as you infer, the coil springs
have obviously been replaced with elliptical leaf springs to improve
the riding qualities on a relatively light car where there isn't a
significant difference between empty and loaded weight.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: HO scale retainer valves

al_brown03
 

31796. (I installed one a day or two back, and the pack is still on my workbench.)

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, rgmodels@... wrote:


In a message dated 3/8/10 9:49:40 AM, timboconnor@... writes:


The most detailed and most easily-handled HO retainer valves are those
sold by PSC.
What is the part number of these retainers?

eric


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