Date   

Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Two recent resin builds

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Nice cars, Jim!  I really like the differential board weathering.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Brewer
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 PM
To: ResinFreightCa. <resinfreightcarbuilders@groups.io>; main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Two recent resin builds

 

I took a break from working on the layout after the first of the year and decided to build some steam era freight cars. I completed two plastic kits and two resin kits.

BS 6528 is a 10' IH War Emergency Boxcar offered by Sunshine as Kit No. 29.2. I have others of this series from Sunshine in my stash and hope to get to them soon. This kit was a delight to build as everything just seemed to fit together well. I did substitute a Kadee running board for the kit supplied etched part.

CB&Q 46840 is Sunshine Kit No. 22.3 and represents a CB&Q XA-14C class boxcar. This car is the “plain Jane” of this group of cars, many of which were rebuilt to become the “Bomber Box Cars” that were recently discussed on the Steam Era Freight Car List. I did have to overcoat the kit supplied decals with several coats of Microscale Liquid Decal Film.

Weathering on both cars was done with Pan Pastels. 

Jim Brewer


Two recent resin builds

James Brewer
 

I took a break from working on the layout after the first of the year and decided to build some steam era freight cars. I completed two plastic kits and two resin kits.

BS 6528 is a 10' IH War Emergency Boxcar offered by Sunshine as Kit No. 29.2. I have others of this series from Sunshine in my stash and hope to get to them soon. This kit was a delight to build as everything just seemed to fit together well. I did substitute a Kadee running board for the kit supplied etched part.

CB&Q 46840 is Sunshine Kit No. 22.3 and represents a CB&Q XA-14C class boxcar. This car is the “plain Jane” of this group of cars, many of which were rebuilt to become the “Bomber Box Cars” that were recently discussed on the Steam Era Freight Car List. I did have to overcoat the kit supplied decals with several coats of Microscale Liquid Decal Film.

Weathering on both cars was done with Pan Pastels. 

Jim Brewer


Re: X23 lettering

radiodial868
 

4+ years to finish a resin project?  I have a couple of those, but do get them done eventually,too.  Usually as you note, when certain data or parts becomes available.  Really nice build of a car you don't normally see, and with character that makes it stand out. Plus I have a liking for single sheaths anyway.
-------------------
RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA


Re: Walthers #932-5850 Single Sheathed Auto boxcar #932-5850

O Fenton Wells
 

Very nicely done Bill
Fenton

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 12:41 PM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:
Even rubbish can have utility. The fishbelly centersill was used for this model.

Bill Welch



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Walthers #932-5850 Single Sheathed Auto boxcar #932-5850

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Wow, beautiful car, Bill!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 12:41 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Walthers #932-5850 Single Sheathed Auto boxcar

 

Even rubbish can have utility. The fishbelly centersill was used for this model.

Bill Welch


Northern Pacific Livestock Forms

Bob Chaparro
 


Re: Walthers #932-5850 Single Sheathed Auto boxcar #932-5850

Bill Welch
 

Even rubbish can have utility. The fishbelly centersill was used for this model.

Bill Welch


Re: Some Good Photos of Wrecks with Freight Cars in them

Jim Betz
 

Charlie,
  Thanks for those - and for the shots of animals following the
ones of the train(s) - certainly demonstrates that the laws of
physics don't change.
                                                        - Jim


Offered: Sunshine Resin NP 14000-14499 box car kit

Andy Carlson
 


Hello-

Offering for sale; I have a new, never removed from box HO Sunshine Models kit #52.6 Northern Pacific single sheathed 40' box car kit. This version has lettering for "1950s-1960s Main Street". This was purchased from Martin when he was shipping in the boxes with labels taped on. Martin's tape sealing of the box lid is intact, insuring that this kit has not been opened.

Offered for $55 and I pay shipping. It will be Kraft wrapped before mailing.
I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee PayPal is welcomed. Contact me off-list (Please) for details at <midcentury@...>
Thanks,
-Andy Carlson, Ojai, CA.


Re: The Great Yellow Fleet

Ryan Laroche
 

Tony Thompson wrote:
 I can supply citations of the some scathing reviews of the book at the time it came out, if you like.
I for one would be very interested.

Thanks either way,
Ryan Laroche
Red Deer County, AB


Re: Walthers #932-5850 Single Sheathed Auto boxcar #932-5850

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

I asked:
  "Does anyone here know the prototype for Walthers #932-5850 series 50 ft. Auto box?"
  And Bill Welch replied:
"In a word: Rubbish. Sorry to disappoint" . .
 
    And Ben Hom was Kind enough to pointout the two articles from Richard Hendrickson in the
July 1996 and July 1997 issues of RMJ, the first dealing with the similar MDC model and the
latter the Walthers version. Fortunately I had long since photocopied both articles and placed
them in protective sleeves in three ring binders that I use for such things so both are here at 
hand. I was hoping that some new or additional information on the Walthers version in
particular migh have been unearthed in the last 26 years but perhaps not. 

   In all due respect, Bill, iyour response didn't disappoint me. You simply summed up your feelings 
in one word the way I've been known to do myself on more than one occasion. If one were to use 
the end door supplied with the Walthers kit without considerably reworking it I'd have to agree but 
if one can find a prototype and use the Walthers car with two standard ends "rubbish" might be a
bit strong. Clearly I have some more research to do but thanks to both of you for your replies.

Cordially, Don Valentine




Re: Intermountain Deco end XM'x and others For Sale

Ted Schnepf
 






Hello Everyone,

the new Deco end cars from Intermountain have sold very well this past week, and I have another shipment on hand, so if you missed the first round, you get a second chance..

Included are 3 boxcars with the distinctive Deco ends. They are a B&O ( with the capital herald),  C&O original paint and C&O "For Progress" lettering.  Each come in 6 numbers

Other cars include the C&EI yellow with blue lettering and single digit numbers and different slogans for passenger trains (five numbers).  A couple unique shortlines. Copper Range from Michigan's upper peninsula and Atlantic & East Carolina with an attractive herald. Two Canadian cars with NSC-2 ends for Ontario Northland and CN.  And then to round out the shipment new cars for Lackwana and NYC in Jade green,

All cars are new for IM.

All are at discounted pricing.  Inquire off list.

And don't for get the shippers guides at my website. the newest being Louisville and Nashville RR and Chicago North Western and many others from all parts of the country.
http://railsunlimited.ribbonrail.com/Books/shippers.html

Rails Unlimited

Ted Schnepf
126 Will Scarlet
,Elgin, Ill. 60120

847=697-5353


Re: Walthers #932-5850 Single Sheathed Auto boxcar #932-5850

Bill Welch
 

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 07:33 AM, Donald B. Valentine wrote:
Hello folks,
 
    Does anyone here know the prototype for Walthers #932-5850 series 50 ft. Auto box?
Don Valentine
In a word: Rubbish

Sorry to disappoint. . .
Bill Welch
 


Re: Walthers #932-5850 Single Sheathed Auto boxcar #932-5850

Benjamin Hom
 

Don Valentine asked:
"Does anyone here know the prototype for Walthers #932-5850 series 50 ft. Auto box? Also, if a prototype(s) is known how does the accuracy of the model stack up?"

Check the group archives as this model has been discussed before.  Long story short, Walthers quickly tooled this model to compete with MDC's much supeior and accurate line of 50 ft SS auto boxcars.  It really doesn't really model any prototype, with the end door being particularly bad with its giant hinges that stick out on the sides of the car.  See Richard Hendrickson's articles in the July 1995 and July 1996 issues of Railmodel Journal for more information.


Ben Hom




Re: Walthers #932-5850 Single Sheathed Auto boxcar #932-5850

Barry Bennett
 

Don

If my recollection is correct I seem to remember that the major criticism was that the opening end doors have no frame, but are hinged directly to the side panels, presuming that this the same model.

Barry Bennett, UK.

On Fri, 27 Mar 2020 at 11:33, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io <riverman_vt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello folks,

    Does anyone here know the prototype for Walthers #932-5850 series 50 ft. Auto box? Also, 
if a prototype(s) is known how does the accuracy of the model stack up? 

Thanks for any enlightenment on this model, Don Valentine


Walthers #932-5850 Single Sheathed Auto boxcar #932-5850

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hello folks,

    Does anyone here know the prototype for Walthers #932-5850 series 50 ft. Auto box? Also, 
if a prototype(s) is known how does the accuracy of the model stack up? 

Thanks for any enlightenment on this model, Don Valentine


X23 lettering

Eric Hansmann
 

I recently applied decals to a Westerfield HO scale X23 boxcar kit. The process took longer than expected due to prototype lettering changes that occurred just before my 1926 era. It's the latest post on my DesignBuildOp blog.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


RPM Chicagoland News

Jeremy Dummler
 

We are excited to share that Frank Hodina has found a new location for RPM Chicagoland! The event will be held on Friday evening, October 30 and during the day on Saturday, October 31 at the Northern Illinois University Naperville Conference Center in Naperville, Illinois. Registration and event details will be coming soon to the website. Updates will also be posted on the RPM Chicagoland Facebook page as we make preparations for the 27th RPM Chicagoland event.

The RPM Chicagoland Team


Some Good Photos of Wrecks with Freight Cars in them

Charlie Vlk
 

All-

Through Pinterest I ran across this Leslie Jones Photography Collection
which starting more or less on page 6 and running to about page 10 shows
many photos of train wrecks, mostly out east, that have some good shots of
steam era freight cars (and some passenger, locomotive, and streetcar as
well).
Enjoy!
Charlie Vlk

http://www.lesliejonesphotography.com/collection?search_api_views_fulltext=&;
page=6


Re: Rail Dates Information

Guy Wilber
 

Don Valentine points out that I put “AB” instead of “K” on the prohibition date reference.

Thanks, Don.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

On Mar 26, 2020, at 6:35 AM, Guy Wilber via Groups.Io <guycwilber@...> wrote:



Schuyler wrote:

“But what I’d really like is a similar document with the significant dates like this that might be more comprehensive.  I started one for myself a long time ago, but that seems to have disappeared.”

There are three versions of such a list within the files section of this list and scores of messages regarding significant dates in the archives.  If you receive a copy of the RMC list I would be interested in a copy, please?  I would also double check the dates listed before using them as fact.

What set me looking for this was wanting to know the dates when AB brakes came into existence, and the later-than-that date when K brakes were outlawed in interchange.  Yes, I know, that outlaw date was frequently flouted, but still, I’d like to know when the rule called for no more K brakes.”

“AB” Brakes were required on all newly constructed freight cars on and after September 1, 1933.

“AB” Brakes were required on all rebuilt freight cars on and after August 1, 1937.

“AB” Brakes were prohibited on freight cars in interchange on and after July 1, 1953.  Tank cars were granted an extension until October 1, 1953.

Empty freight cars being returned to owners were exempt until October 1, 1953.  Empty tank cars being returned to owners were exempt until January 1, 1954.

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada



10021 - 10040 of 180948