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Re: Weathering Couplers

Aaron Heaney
 

Bob 

I used the Floquil Rail Brown paint pen. I think Testors makes it now. I just rub it on the coupler not fully coating it that way the black underneath is still partially visible. 

Aaron Heaney 



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io" <chiefbobbb@...>
Date: 1/30/20 11:42 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Weathering Couplers

Weathering Couplers

I'm seeking suggestions on weathering couplers to get that textured, rusted look without hindering the operation of the coupler.

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: ACL low sided gondolas

Steve SANDIFER
 

It is the Seaboard Coast Modeler, vol. 2. The article covers K-6 and K-7 by Richard Hendrickson. I have it stored on my computer if anyone needs it.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Doggett via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:11 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ACL low sided gondolas

 


Garth 

 

Thank you it’s the K7 hopefully someone can help with that.

 

Paul Doggett 



On 30 Jan 2020, at 16:07, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:



Paul,

 

I assume that you mean ACL classes K-6 and K-7? If so, see Richard Hendrickson's comprehensive article in the October 2007  (v.1, no.2) issue of SEABOARD-COAST LINE MODELER.

 

I can't find a link to this publication anymore. Maybe somebody else can help with a link, or knows where the issues are archived.

 

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆

 

 

On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 9:25 AM Paul Doggett via Groups.Io <paul.doggett2472=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi

I have just started a Funaro and Camerlengo ACL low sided gondola as usual there is no photographs of the prototype and the drawing is poor has anyone got any photos of these cars in service the only number given is 92250 .

Thank you in advance
Paul Doggett    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿



Re: Grandt Line part

Mont Switzer
 

Piere,

I have a set of Grandt Line reefer hinges no. 5168.  Contact me off list if you still need them.

Mont Switzer 



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-------- Original message --------
From: Pierre Oliver <pierre.oliver@...>
Date: 1/29/20 4:33 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io, ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Grandt Line part

Anybody out there have a spare set of Grandt Line #5167 reefer door
latch hardware, they be willing to part with?

--
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com





Weathering Couplers

Bob Chaparro
 

Weathering Couplers

I'm seeking suggestions on weathering couplers to get that textured, rusted look without hindering the operation of the coupler.

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

James E Kubanick
 

Jack,

That is one beautiful model - Well worth the frustrations you encountered. Thank you for sharing.

Jim Kubanick
Morgantown WV

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, 10:32:18 AM EST, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:


What a delight to review photos of an exemplary model with my morning coffee. Thank you for sharing your work, Jack!

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jack Burgess
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:45 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

 

As I recall, we decided some time ago that maintenance of way equipment could be shared on this chat list.

 

A number of years ago I began collecting information on this crane and drew detailed plans for it a couple of years ago. I finally started building the model about 6 months ago and finished it today. Attached are three photos of the final model. The frame and basic body were fabricated from .015” sheet brass while the roof, boom, interior details, and a half-dozen other parts were 3D printed. The project was frustrating at times but was a very challenging and enjoyable project.

 

Jack Burgess

 


Re: ACL low sided gondolas

Paul Doggett
 


Garth 

Thank you it’s the K7 hopefully someone can help with that.

Paul Doggett 

On 30 Jan 2020, at 16:07, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:


Paul,

I assume that you mean ACL classes K-6 and K-7? If so, see Richard Hendrickson's comprehensive article in the October 2007  (v.1, no.2) issue of SEABOARD-COAST LINE MODELER.

I can't find a link to this publication anymore. Maybe somebody else can help with a link, or knows where the issues are archived.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 9:25 AM Paul Doggett via Groups.Io <paul.doggett2472=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi

I have just started a Funaro and Camerlengo ACL low sided gondola as usual there is no photographs of the prototype and the drawing is poor has anyone got any photos of these cars in service the only number given is 92250 .

Thank you in advance
Paul Doggett    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿




Re: ACL low sided gondolas

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Paul,

I assume that you mean ACL classes K-6 and K-7? If so, see Richard Hendrickson's comprehensive article in the October 2007  (v.1, no.2) issue of SEABOARD-COAST LINE MODELER.

I can't find a link to this publication anymore. Maybe somebody else can help with a link, or knows where the issues are archived.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 9:25 AM Paul Doggett via Groups.Io <paul.doggett2472=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi

I have just started a Funaro and Camerlengo ACL low sided gondola as usual there is no photographs of the prototype and the drawing is poor has anyone got any photos of these cars in service the only number given is 92250 .

Thank you in advance
Paul Doggett    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿




Re: Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

Eric Hansmann
 

What a delight to review photos of an exemplary model with my morning coffee. Thank you for sharing your work, Jack!

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jack Burgess
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:45 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

 

As I recall, we decided some time ago that maintenance of way equipment could be shared on this chat list.

 

A number of years ago I began collecting information on this crane and drew detailed plans for it a couple of years ago. I finally started building the model about 6 months ago and finished it today. Attached are three photos of the final model. The frame and basic body were fabricated from .015” sheet brass while the roof, boom, interior details, and a half-dozen other parts were 3D printed. The project was frustrating at times but was a very challenging and enjoyable project.

 

Jack Burgess

 


Re: Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

Michael Gross
 

Superb!!!
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA


Re: Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

George Corral
 

Very, very nice!


Re: Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

Jim Betz
 

Jack,
  Great work - as always.
  Did that panel that forms the left wall fold/slide back during operation?
If not - how did the operator see well enough to be able to swing the
boom to the left?  
                                                                                 - Jim


more on PRR trucks;

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Gang;

To add to the confusion on PRR's trucks, please note that there were multiple "Crown" trucks, that were swapped for original arch bars, that include the:

2D-F2 50-ton "Crown" found on classes: FM, GLA, GLB, GLC, GP, GPA, GR, GRA, GS, GSA, GSC, GSD, GSX, H22, XL, XLA, X23, X24, X25, X25A, X28A, and X29

2E-F2 70-ton "Crown" found on: F25, F25B, G22, G22A, H21A, H21B, H25, H22A, FN, and FNA

A variation on this, with greater spring travel:
2E-F2 70-ton "Crown" found on: G21, G22, G22A, H21B, H22A, and H30

These last two are what I think the Bowser Crown truck most resembles. The Railworks brass Crown truck looks more like the last of these, the:

2F-F1 100-ton (or 95-ton, in other sources) "Crown" truck found on classes F25A, and the ill-fated H24. I have also seen these on G22B, since PRR was also known for swapping similar tonnage trucks around.

To further complicate the G22 picture, they also had two versions of the 100-ton non-Crown trucks, as:

2F-F2 100-ton, six-spring "no name" S.C. (steel, cast) 5'8" WB 26 3/4" journal C-E (coil elliptic termed non-harmonic) truck of 10,500 lb weight, AND:

2F-F4 100-ton, six-spring "no name" S.C. 5'8" 26 3/4" C-E 10,000 lb weight truck

Those last two look similar, and there is also a Railworks version of that one, with the same problems.

Elden Gatwood


ACL low sided gondolas

Paul Doggett
 

Hi

I have just started a Funaro and Camerlengo ACL low sided gondola as usual there is no photographs of the prototype and the drawing is poor has anyone got any photos of these cars in service the only number given is 92250 .

Thank you in advance
Paul Doggett England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿


Re: Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

Lester Breuer
 

Wow!  Excellent, excellent model.  Kudos.
Lester Breuer


Re: Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

gtws00
 

That is a impressive looking crane.
Thanks for sharing your work
George Toman


Re: Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

Paul Doggett
 

Beautiful work as always 

Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 30 Jan 2020, at 03:51, Thomas Evans via Groups.Io <tomkevans@...> wrote:

Beautiful work, Jack
Thanks for the photos
Tom


Re: Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

Thomas Evans
 

Beautiful work, Jack
Thanks for the photos
Tom


Yosemite Valley Railroad steam crane 08...

Jack Burgess
 

As I recall, we decided some time ago that maintenance of way equipment could be shared on this chat list.

 

A number of years ago I began collecting information on this crane and drew detailed plans for it a couple of years ago. I finally started building the model about 6 months ago and finished it today. Attached are three photos of the final model. The frame and basic body were fabricated from .015” sheet brass while the roof, boom, interior details, and a half-dozen other parts were 3D printed. The project was frustrating at times but was a very challenging and enjoyable project.

 

Jack Burgess

 


Re: Stakes For Lumber Loads: Hardwood Vs. Softwood

Todd Sullivan
 

Hi Bob,

Since hardwood has usually been more valuable/expensive than softwoods, I would assume that hardwood stakes (of oak, for example) wouldn't be used unless there was a need for high strength stakes.  Most lumber mills use whatever is readily available, which is usually what they are sawing.  I've seen saplings used, but mostly in modern times.  It costs money to to cut and plane wood for a stake, so 'why bother?' seems to be the mantra of modern cost accountants.  My recollection is that all of the stakes I saw while in the PacNW 1957-1962 were rough sawn softwoods.

Todd Sullivan
in Rowlett, TX


Re: Requesting instructions for Wright Trak Seaboard V10

Bill Welch
 

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 11:50 AM, Eric Hansmann wrote:

 

The 1943 SAL ventilated boxcar fleet was the third largest. Central of Georgia (3,647) and Atlantic Coast Line (3,244) were the top two. The total of all CoG, ACL, and SAL ventilated cars was 72% of the 13,810 US railroad ventilated boxcars in the 1943 ORER.

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

Add to this total around 2,000 36-foot ventilated boxcars owned by the Louisville & Nashville during this period. These were built in 1923—one thousand each by Mt. Vernon and Tenn. Coal, Iron & Railroad.

Bill Welch