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Re: AC&Y 1400-1466 series gondolas

Bob Weston
 

Tichy model is not correct for this car. Tichy has 9 panels while the AC&Y car has 11.
Bob Weston


AC&Y Gon

Bob Weston
 

AC&Y gon reportedly made by Magor and acquired second hand in 1919. Are there any HO models of this car? 


Re: About match-making (so to speak)

Gary Ray
 

Even though Barberton, Ohio, was the original site of Diamond Match, they had a hugh west coast factory occupying 280 acres in Barber, CA (now part of Chico).  The first air conditioning system for industry was developed for this facility for the summer months (101 yesterday @ 6 pm).  This helped eliminate Fumes that would build up causing phosphorus necrosis.  I’ve attached a couple of photos.  The first is feeding the blocks and the second is cutting blocks and setting matches into plates.  These photos are from the Ohio facility.

 

Gary Ray

Magalia, CA

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Klosterman
Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:18 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] About match-making (so to speak)

 

Eventually (early 20th century) most of the matches in the US were manufactured in Barberton, Ohio [Diamond Match and others served by the A&BBRR (the "Belt Line") from interchange with the PRR] and Wadsworth, Ohio (nearby and served by the Erie). Many men in Barberton worked at the match factories. My father, as a youth, worked as a "block feeder," feeding blocks of (probably) these or similar blocks made from trees like this into a machine that produced matchsticks. My Grandfather worked in the dipping tank area. The Blue Tip Match was made in Wadsworth with the same equipment until the 1980's. The town still celebrates the Blue Tip Festival. 
Diamond match was started and owned by Ohio Columbus Barber (who planned and started the town), hence "Barberton." He also started the Belt Line (and many other manufacturers in town) and eventually sold it to a combination of PRR. B&O, Erie and maybe the AC&Y.  Interesting history here.


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Re: Photo: Western Maryland Hopper 20165 With Coal Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Paul Catapano commented:

"This is a photo of a Channel side hopper. Western Maryland had quite a fleet of these.

There is a model available from Stewart, I own about 50 of them, but they are not strictly accurate. NOT STRICTLY.

The best starting point to scratch build, or more accurately, kit bash one, is with the Bowser PRR Gla."


Coupler Mounting Screws

Paul Catapano
 

I found a surplus hardware store in Burbank, Ca. (Joe Factor Hardware now Luky’s Hardware) that sold assorted 2-56 screws for $1 a POUND (Know how many 2-56 x 3/16 pan head screws are in a pound? A whole lot!)
I bought every type, version, and length of 2-56 screw they had;
Brass, steel, stainless steel, pan head, counter sunk, round head, etc.
They also had washers for these screws, thin enough to use for minor coupler height adjustment.
Check on line for surplus hardware stores near you, or try screw and bolt suppliers and buy in bulk.
I know McMaster-Carr carries a wide variety.



Paul Catapano
Winchester, Va.


Re: Coupler Mounting Screws

Bud Rindfleisch
 

I've found "button head" screws from Micro Fasteners to be very low profile.I bought them in 2-56 and 0-80. They use a small allen wrench of which the size escapes me right now. I like the way they look compared to a phillips cross slot when underbody detailing is important.
     The attached pic is on my S scale scratchbuilt underframe for an LV caboose I'm converting to scale from Am Flyer. I use the 0-80 with the Kadee 802 couplers.
      Bud Rindfleisch


Re: B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?

Bruce Smith
 

I concur, and will add that it is an early production X29, with short upper door track, car builder's door, and door stops at 1/3 and 2/3 door height. An additional X29 with similar features is just ahead of the UP box on the far right. The WLE car to the left of our subject B&O car is an "X29 clone", and there is another X29 or similar car just in front of it and several more X29 or X29-like cars can be found. That should come as no surprise given that next to the home road, they should be the most common single class of car in yard, along with the NYC "steel USRA car" due to their number in the fleet.

Lots of other interesting cars.
The round roof PRR boxcar 3 tracks top the right, PRR 59168, is class X32a (flush roof, no autoloaders)
A SOUTHERN Steel automobile car next track to the left of the WLE car and SOUTHERN 15744 in the lover right corner.
Lots of radial roof cars
Lots of interesting tank cars, including the EORX tank just ahead of the B&O car, with classic opposing safety valves and bolsters for Standard Tank Car Co construction

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


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Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:50 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>; main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?
 
PRR 570940 = PRR  class X(no hyphen)29 in 1946.

Mike Schleigh in wet Grove City, Penna.

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, 11:45:00 AM EDT, Paul R Greenwald <pennsyrrfan4905@...> wrote:


Bruce -

There is a PRR steel box car (570940) on the the next track to the left.  Any idea what class it is?

Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS 1802
NMRA #129229 

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Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS #1802
NMRA #129229


Re: About match-making (so to speak)

Thomas Klosterman
 

Eventually (early 20th century) most of the matches in the US were manufactured in Barberton, Ohio [Diamond Match and others served by the A&BBRR (the "Belt Line") from interchange with the PRR] and Wadsworth, Ohio (nearby and served by the Erie). Many men in Barberton worked at the match factories. My father, as a youth, worked as a "block feeder," feeding blocks of (probably) these or similar blocks made from trees like this into a machine that produced matchsticks. My Grandfather worked in the dipping tank area. The Blue Tip Match was made in Wadsworth with the same equipment until the 1980's. The town still celebrates the Blue Tip Festival. 
Diamond match was started and owned by Ohio Columbus Barber (who planned and started the town), hence "Barberton." He also started the Belt Line (and many other manufacturers in town) and eventually sold it to a combination of PRR. B&O, Erie and maybe the AC&Y.  Interesting history here.


Photo: B&O Livestock Cars & Cattle Pen

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: B&O Livestock Cars & Cattle Pen

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/038460.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?

Schleigh Mike
 

PRR 570940 = PRR  class X(no hyphen)29 in 1946.

Mike Schleigh in wet Grove City, Penna.

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, 11:45:00 AM EDT, Paul R Greenwald <pennsyrrfan4905@...> wrote:


Bruce -

There is a PRR steel box car (570940) on the the next track to the left.  Any idea what class it is?

Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS 1802
NMRA #129229 

--
Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS #1802
NMRA #129229


Photo: Ward Boiler On Illinois Central Flatcar

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Ward Boiler On Illinois Central Flatcar

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/038724.jpg

Interesting Trucks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Ohio River Railroad Boxcar 2701

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Ohio River Railroad Boxcar 2701

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/025630.jpg

Built by Ensign Manufacturing Company of Huntington, W. Va.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Ohio River Railroad Gondola 4041

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Ohio River Railroad Gondola 4041

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/025631.jpg

Built by Ensign Manufacturing Company of Huntington, W. Va.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: C&O Hopper 131947 With Coal Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: C&O Hopper 131947 With Coal Load

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/002042.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Western Maryland Hopper 20165 With Coal Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Western Maryland Hopper 20165 With Coal Load

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/001978.jpg

1935 or later.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Western Maryland Hopper 20049 With Coal Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Western Maryland Hopper 20049 With Coal Load

An undated photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/001988.jpg

1935 or later.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Western Maryland Gondola 50519 With Coal Load

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Western Maryland Gondola 50519 With Coal Load

A 1936 photo from West Virginia University:

https://wvhistoryonview.org/image/001972.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: B&O double sheathed boxcar with single sheathed ends?

Paul R Greenwald
 

Bruce -

There is a PRR steel box car (570940) on the the next track to the left.  Any idea what class it is?

Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS 1802
NMRA #129229 

--
Paul R Greenwald 
PRRT&HS #1802
NMRA #129229


Re: 1960 End Date

Tim O'Connor
 


LOL ! :-D


On 7/11/2020 11:18 AM, Tom Madden via groups.io wrote:
Ummmmm... Jared?? Do you realize you're replying to this group's message #58? From December 2000???

Tom Madden

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: 1960 End Date

Tom Madden
 

Ummmmm... Jared?? Do you realize you're replying to this group's message #58? From December 2000???

Tom Madden

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