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Speedwitch SR Gon Kit

paulbizier <pa.bizier@...>
 

I'm working through the "round tuit" stack of stuff in my closet, and this is up next. Unfortunately, Ted's directions don't make any truck recommendations. Do any of our "truck experts" have suggestions for appropriate trucks?

TIA,
Paul Bizier


Naperville

seaboard_1966
 

We, WrightTRAK Railroad Models, would like to thank the Loftons for putting on another GREAT event. We would also like to thank them for the support of this meet over the many years that is has been going on.

We would also like to take a moment to thank all of those who stopped by our suite and our table over the course of the weekend to check out our new offerings, the M&O M53 boxcar and the new SAL lowside gon...Mandatory freight car content here....With continued support like what was show to us over the weekend you guys and the event can count on seeing us there for many more years...

Thanks.

Gary Wright
Denis Blake
The WrightTRAK Guys


Re: [CDN-frt-cars-n-ops] 8 Hatch Canadian Reefers

devansprr
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, 4everwaiting@... wrote:

I never noticed this being mentioned on this list but True Line
Trains has announced the release of at least two versions of the
Canadian overhead eight hatch steel refrigerator cars. The CN cars
will have the regular reefer doors and the CP cars will have plug
doors. There is no indication yet if they will do the CP regular
door or CN plug door versions. Pacific Great Eastern BC Railway and
Grand Trunk Western versions are also in the cars to be released.

Peter Bowers
Pete,

Is there any info on when these cars were built? I looked through the '43 ORER and CP, CN, and GTW all list refeers with steel underframes and 42'6" outside length, and all of them have notes about unique characteristics (GTW was meat racks), multi-stage icing, underslung charcoal heaters, etc. They also had a 75,000 pound capacity - more than many similar sized reefers the roads had at that time.

Are these the cars?

I am trying to determine if they are valid WWII cars.

Thanks,
Dave Evans


SLSF XM 18050

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

Can anyone confirm that the whole series that included SLSF XM 18050 was equipped with Ajax hand brakes?

Gene Green


Re: 46 ft. Flatcars?

Jeffrey White
 

According to the 1954 Freight Car Diagram book for the IC, they had a number of 45 foot flat cars running yet. The diagram shows 200 numbers (6100-61199) but I have no idea how many were still running. Built in 1929 by Bett. Co.

Claus Schlund (HGM) wrote:


Hi Ed and List Members,

Looking thru my TCS#46 (1931 CBC), I find photos of the following 45-46 foot flat cars:

CP (number not readable) (46 foot)
C&NW 42597 (46 foot)
IC 61078 (45 foot)
L&N 24560 (46 foot 9 1/4 in)

- Claus Schlund

-----Original Message-----
From: Claus Schlund (HGM) [mailto:claus@hellgatemodels.com
<mailto:claus%40hellgatemodels.com>]
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 03:07 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 46 ft. Flatcars?

Hi Ed and list members,

Bruce wrote:

C&NW 46' flatcar 43001,45001 series
One of the TSC reprints has a pic of a C&NW flat in this length.

- Claus Schlund


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Smith [mailto:smithbf@auburn.edu
<mailto:smithbf%40auburn.edu>]
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 12:23 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 46 ft. Flatcars?


On Oct 23, 2009, at 2:05 PM, Q1xamacarthur1 wrote:

I have a question on 46 ft. flatcars, they seem to be a rare and
unusual
size.

So far while looking in a 1940 CBC I found only two in that issue.
On page 205 has figure 194 a picture of L&N 24560 a fishbelly
sided flattop one built 6-30.

Figure 192 is a plan for a CP car with straight side sills.
With no picture I wonder what number series these were.

I am working on several models in S scale that are this length.

Anyone know of any other roads that used this size?
Ed,

First, you might try searching an ORER... that might be more
inclusive than a CBC ;^)

Second (from Sunshine's all time kit list)

C&NW 46' flatcar 43001,45001 series
TC 46' flatcar 2701 series

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith
Auburn, AL
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/index.pl/bruce_f._smith2
<http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/index.pl/bruce_f._smith2>;

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Re: 46 ft. Flatcars?

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi,

Forgot to mention, in N scale, Model Power makes a car that is a good match for C&NW 42597. It has crude details, but then upgrading the details is part of the fun!

- Claus

-----Original Message-----
From: Claus Schlund (HGM) [mailto:claus@hellgatemodels.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 10:06 AM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 46 ft. Flatcars?

Hi Ed and List Members,

Looking thru my TCS#46 (1931 CBC), I find photos of the following 45-46 foot flat cars:

CP (number not readable) (46 foot)
C&NW 42597 (46 foot)
IC 61078 (45 foot)
L&N 24560 (46 foot 9 1/4 in)

- Claus Schlund




-----Original Message-----
From: Claus Schlund (HGM) [mailto:claus@hellgatemodels.com]
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 03:07 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 46 ft. Flatcars?

Hi Ed and list members,

Bruce wrote:

C&NW 46' flatcar 43001,45001 series
One of the TSC reprints has a pic of a C&NW flat in this length.

- Claus Schlund


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Smith [mailto:smithbf@auburn.edu]
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 12:23 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 46 ft. Flatcars?


On Oct 23, 2009, at 2:05 PM, Q1xamacarthur1 wrote:

I have a question on 46 ft. flatcars, they seem to be a rare and
unusual
size.

So far while looking in a 1940 CBC I found only two in that issue.
On page 205 has figure 194 a picture of L&N 24560 a fishbelly
sided flattop one built 6-30.

Figure 192 is a plan for a CP car with straight side sills.
With no picture I wonder what number series these were.

I am working on several models in S scale that are this length.

Anyone know of any other roads that used this size?
Ed,

First, you might try searching an ORER... that might be more
inclusive than a CBC ;^)

Second (from Sunshine's all time kit list)

C&NW 46' flatcar 43001,45001 series
TC 46' flatcar 2701 series

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith
Auburn, AL
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/index.pl/bruce_f._smith2

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."
__
/ &#92;
__<+--+>________________&#92;__/___ ________________________________
|- ______/ O O &#92;_______ -| | __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ |
| / 4999 PENNSYLVANIA 4999 &#92; | ||__||__||__||__||__||__||__||__||
|/_____________________________&#92;|_|________________________________|
| O--O &#92;0 0 0 0/ O--O | 0-0-0 0-0-0




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Re: 46 ft. Flatcars?

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Ed and List Members,

Looking thru my TCS#46 (1931 CBC), I find photos of the following 45-46 foot flat cars:

CP (number not readable) (46 foot)
C&NW 42597 (46 foot)
IC 61078 (45 foot)
L&N 24560 (46 foot 9 1/4 in)

- Claus Schlund

-----Original Message-----
From: Claus Schlund (HGM) [mailto:claus@hellgatemodels.com]
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 03:07 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 46 ft. Flatcars?

Hi Ed and list members,

Bruce wrote:

C&NW 46' flatcar 43001,45001 series
One of the TSC reprints has a pic of a C&NW flat in this length.

- Claus Schlund


-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Smith [mailto:smithbf@auburn.edu]
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 12:23 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] 46 ft. Flatcars?


On Oct 23, 2009, at 2:05 PM, Q1xamacarthur1 wrote:

I have a question on 46 ft. flatcars, they seem to be a rare and
unusual
size.

So far while looking in a 1940 CBC I found only two in that issue.
On page 205 has figure 194 a picture of L&N 24560 a fishbelly
sided flattop one built 6-30.

Figure 192 is a plan for a CP car with straight side sills.
With no picture I wonder what number series these were.

I am working on several models in S scale that are this length.

Anyone know of any other roads that used this size?
Ed,

First, you might try searching an ORER... that might be more
inclusive than a CBC ;^)

Second (from Sunshine's all time kit list)

C&NW 46' flatcar 43001,45001 series
TC 46' flatcar 2701 series

Regards
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith
Auburn, AL
http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/index.pl/bruce_f._smith2

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."
__
/ &#92;
__<+--+>________________&#92;__/___ ________________________________
|- ______/ O O &#92;_______ -| | __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ |
| / 4999 PENNSYLVANIA 4999 &#92; | ||__||__||__||__||__||__||__||__||
|/_____________________________&#92;|_|________________________________|
| O--O &#92;0 0 0 0/ O--O | 0-0-0 0-0-0




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Re: Overland gon ID

Jim Williams <wwww5960@...>
 

Thanks David, that helps a lot......Jim




________________________________
From: David North <davenorth@optusnet.com.au>
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, October 31, 2009 8:38:12 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re:Overland gon ID

 
Hi all ....I just obtained a Overland 100 ton brass gondola..... The box says
#70000-70031, but I can't find it in any of the SF books.....Can anyone tell
me what class it is or where there are pics of it....thanks Jim W.

Hi Jim,

It is from the Ga-163 class, built in 1967 by the Thrall Car Co. The live
list shows the class started with 32 cars, then 31 cars from 1970 -1987,
then 10 cars in 1989 and one car in 1991. The live list only goes to 1991.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Dave North

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Re: Overland gon ID

David North <davenorth@...>
 

Hi all ....I just obtained a Overland 100 ton brass gondola.....The box says
#70000-70031, but I can't find it in any of the SF books.....Can anyone tell
me what class it is or where there are pics of it....thanks Jim W.











Hi Jim,

It is from the Ga-163 class, built in 1967 by the Thrall Car Co. The live
list shows the class started with 32 cars, then 31 cars from 1970 -1987,
then 10 cars in 1989 and one car in 1991. The live list only goes to 1991.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Dave North


Re: Current events

Brian Carlson
 

Just one point of order, not all of us outside Cicago are old timers.
Brian Carlson, P.E.

--- On Sat, 10/31/09, pullmanboss <tgmadden@worldnet.att.net> wrote:


From: pullmanboss <tgmadden@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Current events
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2009, 1:24 AM


 



I, as someone with an interest in Steam era freight cars and the Southern Pacific, am wondering if there is anything going on that might be of interest this weekend. Thanks in advance,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
Some old timers have gotten together in one of the Chicago suburbs, and the ones that aren't there are in a smallish college town in California just over the hill from Santa Margarita. I understand there's some former SP trackage in that area....

Tom Madden
















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Overland gon ID

Jim Williams <wwww5960@...>
 

Hi all ....I just obtained a Overland 100 ton brass gondola.....The box says #70000-70031, but I can't find it in any of the SF books.....Can anyone tell me what class it is or where there are pics of it....thanks Jim W.


Re: Current events

pullmanboss <tgmadden@...>
 

I, as someone with an interest in Steam era freight cars and the Southern Pacific, am wondering if there is anything going on that might be of interest this weekend. Thanks in advance,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
Some old timers have gotten together in one of the Chicago suburbs, and the ones that aren't there are in a smallish college town in California just over the hill from Santa Margarita. I understand there's some former SP trackage in that area....

Tom Madden


Current events

Andy Carlson
 

I, as someone with an interest in Steam era freight cars and the Southern Pacific, am wondering if there is anything going on that might be of interest this weekend. Thanks in advance,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Train Art by Tony Howe

Allen Cain <allencain@...>
 

Folks,



Up front I want to say that I have NO financial or personal ties to Tony
Howe.



Today I received a print he produced of the Southern Railway Tennessean in
1947. This is an artist print but I had to look at it several times to
convince myself that it was not a photograph. The quality is exceptional.



Here is a link to his studio site where he has this print and others for
various roads for sale at what I consider to be reasonable prices:



http://www.msrailroads.com/Paintings4.htm



From this link, you can back up into his full gallery of prints.



I think that he, like many other of us, myself included, is now unemployed.
He is now offering some of his Railroad prints on Ebay. This link will take
you to his current listings:



http://shop.ebay.com/dhbjda/m.html?_nkw=
<http://shop.ebay.com/dhbjda/m.html?_nkw=&;_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p434
0> &_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340



As I said, I am not connected to him in any way other than as a customer who
was VERY impressed with the one example of his work which I purchased on
Ebay.



Allen Cain


Re: NYC box car that went far...

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

Steve,
Thank you for posting a link to an interesting photo.
Gene Green

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "steve l" <stevelucas3@...> wrote:

On the CN main line in Houston, BC, summer 1950.--

http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/structures/index_view.cfm?photoid=8556284&;id=37

Steve Lucas.


Re: NYC box car that went far...

Gene <bierglaeser@...>
 

Bruce,
Why did you feel a need to "correct" Steve? Steve didn't say it was surprising, just that it went far. In the message I read Steve didn't comment on the likelihood, frequency or possibility that a NYC box car was in British Columbia. My sense of distances has the distance between British Columbia and the nearest NYC tracks in the "far" category. All Steve said was "went far."

Gene Green

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Bruce Smith" <smithbf@...> wrote:

"steve l" <stevelucas3@...> 10/29/09 9:27 PM >>>
On the CN main line in Houston, BC, summer 1950.--

http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/structures/index_view.cfm?photoid=8556284&;id=37

Steve Lucas.

Steve,

Interesting photo, but I'm sorry, there is nothing surprising about
finding a NYC boxcar "far from home". Its late and I'm tired and so I'm
probably cranky, but how often do we have to say this???? Boxcars
basically operated in a national pool... OK, so this car is in Canada
and thus US car numbers would be lower, but since NYC has one of the
largest boxcar fleets in North America, there should be little surprise
that one would show up almost ANYWHERE on contiguous rails. The car is
most likely carrying a shipment from the US to BC, but that shipment
could just have easily originated in Seattle or anywhere else as
somewhere on NYC rails.

Regards
Bruce Smith
temporarily and grogily from Naperville Il


Re: Speedwitch web site

Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

Ed,
 
       You are not alone !  While waiting is frustrating, I've found that the wait is always worth it with Ted's products. I'm sure there are many irons in the fire and they will be announced when he is ready. 1 to 3 workers just don't produce as fast as an overseas factory with 2000 pair of hands.
 
Fred Freitas

--- On Thu, 10/29/09, ed_mines <ed_mines@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: ed_mines <ed_mines@yahoo.com>
Subject: [STMFC] Speedwitch web site
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 1:43 PM


 



Am I the only one who checks the Speedwitch web site every day for the double sheathed box car book announced several years ago?

Ed
















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Re: NYC box car that went far...

steve l <stevelucas3@...>
 

Bruce--

Disclaimer--As a working railroader, I often find myself tired and cranky, as one can get when being woken at the hotel at 2.45 am to go to work--and have to put that resin STMFC that I've been working on back into my grip. Long ago, I developed thick skin and broad shoulders. Both have proven useful and essential.

However, it's not my goal to stir up controversy on this board. But I'm not afraid to wade into it, either. Truth be known, I tripped over this photo while looking for something else. And wished to share it with the board.

All the best,

Steve Lucas.

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Bruce Smith" <smithbf@...> wrote:

"steve l" <stevelucas3@...> 10/29/09 9:27 PM >>>
On the CN main line in Houston, BC, summer 1950.--

http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/structures/index_view.cfm?photoid=8556284&;id=37

Steve Lucas.

Steve,

Interesting photo, but I'm sorry, there is nothing surprising about
finding a NYC boxcar "far from home". Its late and I'm tired and so I'm
probably cranky, but how often do we have to say this???? Boxcars
basically operated in a national pool... OK, so this car is in Canada
and thus US car numbers would be lower, but since NYC has one of the
largest boxcar fleets in North America, there should be little surprise
that one would show up almost ANYWHERE on contiguous rails. The car is
most likely carrying a shipment from the US to BC, but that shipment
could just have easily originated in Seattle or anywhere else as
somewhere on NYC rails.

Regards
Bruce Smith
temporarily and grogily from Naperville Il


Re: NYC box car that went far...

Bruce Smith
 

"steve l" <stevelucas3@yahoo.ca> 10/29/09 9:27 PM >>>
On the CN main line in Houston, BC, summer 1950.--

http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/structures/index_view.cfm?photoid=8556284&;id=37

Steve Lucas.

Steve,

Interesting photo, but I'm sorry, there is nothing surprising about
finding a NYC boxcar "far from home". Its late and I'm tired and so I'm
probably cranky, but how often do we have to say this???? Boxcars
basically operated in a national pool... OK, so this car is in Canada
and thus US car numbers would be lower, but since NYC has one of the
largest boxcar fleets in North America, there should be little surprise
that one would show up almost ANYWHERE on contiguous rails. The car is
most likely carrying a shipment from the US to BC, but that shipment
could just have easily originated in Seattle or anywhere else as
somewhere on NYC rails.

Regards
Bruce Smith
temporarily and grogily from Naperville Il


NYC box car that went far...

steve l <stevelucas3@...>
 

On the CN main line in Houston, BC, summer 1950.--

http://imagescn.technomuses.ca/structures/index_view.cfm?photoid=8556284&;id=37

Steve Lucas.

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