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MaTrix boxcars, was Re: Re: New stuff from Speedwitch

Bernd Schroeder
 

Hello Tom,

welcome to the wonderful world of Modelrailroading in Marklin-Style...

basically, Marklin and Trix are the same, just that the Marklin is the AC-Version and Trix the DC-Version (reflecting the deeply rooted separation of the german HO MR scene). If you decide to replace the underframe, it is the same work.

as for paint removal, I seriously doubt that this can be answered without destructive testing (of which you have provided a thorough base already).
I can try whether I have some success with some German products for this purpose on some leftover parts from a Trix boxcar which has been reduced to the sides in regards of useful parts (and even those require some work, since they are neither scale 10� nor 10�6", but something in between....


best regards

Bernd

firmly on the DC side of the trench

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Madden" <tgmadden@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 1:20 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: New stuff from Speedwitch



Union Pacific welded underframe parts set (for Trix B-50-24/27 and
Sunshine B-50-32/33)
http://www.speedwitch.com/Models/p105.htm
[snip]

UP B-50-24/27 box car decals
http://www.speedwitch.com/Decals/d125.htm
Are the Trix and Marklin B-50-24/27 the same? I bought two of the
Marklin models with the Be Specific with large UNION PACIFIC lettering
when they first came out and would certainly use the above parts and
decals to upgrade/backdate them. Problem is, I was unable to strip the
one Marklin I tried using any paint stripper on hand. (Brake fluid,
Chameleon, Scalecoat, all with ultrasonic, alcohol without ultrasonic.)
I finally tried a light, low-angle grit blast, but that removed the
rivets as well as the paint. So now I have one. Any ideas??

Tom Madden


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True Line Trains stockcar?

PBowers
 

At 11:18 PM 28/10/2008, you wrote:

Ed Mines was nice enough to e-mail me privately to point out that I
was likely thinking of the ad in the November MR, and sure enough,
there it was right on my desk.

It appears they have created a new floor, underframe, details and
trucks for what was the LifeLike Canada P1K Dominion / Fowler boxcar,
then crafted new sides and doors to make the stockcar version. The pix
don't look bad, hope I can see them at Milwaukee Trainfest.

Thanks, Dennis
David Altbaum, owner of True Line Trains noted the following on another list (Thu Oct 9, 2008)


"With regards to the retooling project of the Fowler box and stock cars are concerned, these 2 projects have been put on hold until I get a clearer view of exactly what (detail & parts) was on the car. When I was given the original information for the retooling I sent it off to the factory and gave them the go ahead to tool. Then, well into the tooling (3 months later) I was advised that some of things that was on the information and already tooled was in fact not on the car and other information that had been tooled as it was on the original information was in fact not on the car.
The bottom line here is that my tens of thousands of dollars for the work already done is out the window and at this point in time there is too much changing information to continue.
I can tell you that the information I receive is from some of the best minds in our hobby and considered the brain trust. These people are bright and very trustworthy and I have a high regards and respect for them. They do the very best they can but sometimes there are projects that at the get-go the information is too sketchy but we try to plod ahead
If I decide to continue after I have recouped a substantial amount of money wasted on this project I will revisit it but for now it is on hold.
I will tell you that if and when I proceed it will be for both CN & CP but not at the same time.
Thank you very much for your input.
Yours Truly
David Altbaum"


I hope this helps clears the air as to the status of the project.

Peter Bowers



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Re: Brass PRR X23 - Suggestions in HO Scale?

Westerfield <westerfield@...>
 

Jason - The MTS version was built from MR plans that had the doors opening in the wrong direction! So go with Overland. - Al Westerfield

----- Original Message -----
From: parkcitybranch
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 9:28 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Brass PRR X23 - Suggestions in HO Scale?


I would like to add a PRR X23 to my HO scale collection of brass
freight cars. I see there have been a few importers who have done
this car such as Overland and MTS. Any thoughts to which importer did
the better X23? I know there are resin versions out there but this is
for the brass collection. Thanks.

Jason Sanford


Re: Bob's Photo

Schuyler Larrabee
 

The number I gave Bob sent me via email today.

SGL


Howdy!

Spoke with Bob today before he left for [Naperville], IL; his number today was 916-322- 0395.
He will return next
week. If you need his address let me know later.

Bob McCarthy
Modeling the Mighty Central of Georgia in Scale S

--- On Tue, 10/28/08, Schuyler Larrabee <schuyler.larrabee@...
<mailto:schuyler.larrabee%40verizon.net> >
wrote:

From: Schuyler Larrabee <schuyler.larrabee@... <mailto:schuyler.larrabee%40verizon.net> >
Subject: [STMFC] Bob's Photo
To: STMFC@... <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 10:07 PM

606-845-3323

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!


Re: Brass PRR X23 - Suggestions in HO Scale?

Paul Lyons
 

Jason,

Do yourself a favor and make another selection for the brass collection. All of the brass X23's are pretty bad when compared to Al Westerfield's resin offering.

Paul Lyons
Laguna Niguel, Ca

-----Original Message-----
From: parkcitybranch <parkcitybranch@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 7:28 pm
Subject: [STMFC] Brass PRR X23 - Suggestions in HO Scale?






I would like to add a PRR X23 to my HO scale collection of brass
freight cars. I see there have been a few importers who have done
this car such as Overland and MTS. Any thoughts to which importer did
the better X23? I know there are resin versions out there but this is
for the brass collection. Thanks.

Jason Sanford


Brass PRR X23 - Suggestions in HO Scale?

parkcitybranch <parkcitybranch@...>
 

I would like to add a PRR X23 to my HO scale collection of brass
freight cars. I see there have been a few importers who have done
this car such as Overland and MTS. Any thoughts to which importer did
the better X23? I know there are resin versions out there but this is
for the brass collection. Thanks.

Jason Sanford


Re: Bob's Photo

Bob McCarthy
 

Howdy!
 
     Spoke with Bob today before he left for Napiere(?), IL; his number today was 916-322- 0395.  He will return next week.  If you need his address let me know later.
 
Bob McCarthy
Modeling the Mighty Central of Georgia in Scale S

--- On Tue, 10/28/08, Schuyler Larrabee <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:

From: Schuyler Larrabee <schuyler.larrabee@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Bob's Photo
To: STMFC@...
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 10:07 PM






606-845-3323

SGL
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Re: New stuff from Speedwitch

Tom Madden <tgmadden@...>
 

Union Pacific welded underframe parts set (for Trix B-50-24/27 and
Sunshine B-50-32/33)
http://www.speedwitch.com/Models/p105.htm
[snip]

UP B-50-24/27 box car decals
http://www.speedwitch.com/Decals/d125.htm
Are the Trix and Marklin B-50-24/27 the same? I bought two of the
Marklin models with the Be Specific with large UNION PACIFIC lettering
when they first came out and would certainly use the above parts and
decals to upgrade/backdate them. Problem is, I was unable to strip the
one Marklin I tried using any paint stripper on hand. (Brake fluid,
Chameleon, Scalecoat, all with ultrasonic, alcohol without ultrasonic.)
I finally tried a light, low-angle grit blast, but that removed the
rivets as well as the paint. So now I have one. Any ideas??

Tom Madden


Re: Lists of freight car models

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Rick,

So could you direct us to where we might see a copy of your work on the topic?

Inquiring minds want to know...

Thanks - Claus Schlund

-----Original Message-----
From: Jenrick [mailto:Rdietrichson@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:16 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Lists of freight car models

Frank,
I compiled a list showing cars that are or can be converted to Santa Fe prototypes, but know of no overall listing.
You have to go to each historical society and check each fo a listing.
Rick Dietrichson
Wilmington, NC
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From: destron@...
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:28 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Lists of freight car models



I know there have been a number of lists made of HO scale models available
and accuracies thereof... has any such thing been done for N scale models?

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC








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Re: B&O hoppers

benjaminfrank_hom <b.hom@...>
 

Fred Mullins asked:
"I have a set of Broadway Limited Imports H2a 3-bay B&O hoppers and
would like to know if these car are correct for the B&O or at least
close to what they had."

Stand-ins for B&O B&O 3000-4499, N&W Class H-3 triple hoppers leased
between 1944 and 1948. See Bob Chapman's articles in the December 2005
and January 2006 issues for details on the N&W triples fleet and how to
upgrade this model.


Ben Hom


B&O hoppers

Fred Mullins
 

Folks,
I have a set of Broadway Limited Imports H2a 3-bay B&O hoppers and
would like to know if these car are correct for the B&O or at least
close to what they had.
Thanks for any info provided,
Fred Mullins


Bob's Photo

Schuyler Larrabee
 

606-845-3323

SGL
La vita e breve, mangiate prima il dolce!


Re: New stuff from Speedwitch

tcschc <tculotta@...>
 

--- In STMFC@..., "mcindoefalls" <mcindoefalls@...> wrote:

--- In STMFC@..., Ted Culotta <tculotta@> wrote:

Here is the rundown:
Union Pacific welded underframe parts set (for Trix B-50-24/27 and
Sunshine B-50-32/33)
http://www.speedwitch.com/Models/p105.htm
Would this also be appropriate for the Trix double door boxcar?

Walt Lankenau
Walt,

I don't know. I would suspect not, but I have never seen a set of drawings for the A-50-
16. What I have is the UP's proprietary welded underframe for the box cars. If someone
has drawings for the A-50-16, I'd love to see about making that underframe, too, if it's
different.

Regards,
Ted Culotta


Re: Lists of freight car models

rdietrichson
 

Frank,
I compiled a list showing cars that are or can be converted to Santa Fe prototypes, but know of no overall listing.
You have to go to each historical society and check each fo a listing.
Rick Dietrichson
Wilmington, NC

----- Original Message -----
From: destron@...
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:28 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Lists of freight car models



I know there have been a number of lists made of HO scale models available
and accuracies thereof... has any such thing been done for N scale models?

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC


Re: New stuff from Speedwitch

Dave Nelson
 

Ted, nice to see a PM car being done. IMO they had a very interesting
looking boxcar fleet. I see I'll have to do some saving before I can spring
for one of these models....

Dave Nelson


Re: Lists of freight car models

michael patrylo <michael_patrylo@...>
 

Frank;
 
There is an article in the March/April 2006 on "N Scale Magazine" by Dan Lewis that has a list of most N scale stock cars made.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Michael Patrylo

--- On Tue, 10/28/08, destron@... <destron@...> wrote:

From: destron@... <destron@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Lists of freight car models
To: STMFC@...
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 11:28 AM







I know there have been a number of lists made of HO scale models available
and accuracies thereof... has any such thing been done for N scale models?

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC


Re: New stuff from Speedwitch

mcindoefalls
 

--- In STMFC@..., Ted Culotta <tculotta@...> wrote:

Here is the rundown:
Union Pacific welded underframe parts set (for Trix B-50-24/27 and
Sunshine B-50-32/33)
http://www.speedwitch.com/Models/p105.htm
Would this also be appropriate for the Trix double door boxcar?

Walt Lankenau


Re: True Line Trains stockcar?

Dennis Storzek
 

--- In STMFC@..., timboconnor@... wrote:



Dennis



I saw that too, and I also found a web site that listed a 36' Fowler
stock car from

Proto 1000.



The Canadian Model Trains web site does not list the TLT stock car.
Tim, all,

Ed Mines was nice enough to e-mail me privately to point out that I
was likely thinking of the ad in the November MR, and sure enough,
there it was right on my desk.

It appears they have created a new floor, underframe, details and
trucks for what was the LifeLike Canada P1K Dominion / Fowler boxcar,
then crafted new sides and doors to make the stockcar version. The pix
don't look bad, hope I can see them at Milwaukee Trainfest.

Thanks,

Dennis


Lists of freight car models

destron@...
 

I know there have been a number of lists made of HO scale models available
and accuracies thereof... has any such thing been done for N scale models?

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC


Re: New stuff from Speedwitch

Don Worthy
 

OH Great, Ted, I've just ordered two of the CG door and half cars. Man, I've been really excited about these cars.
Thank you for your efforts
Don Worthy
Ivey, Ga.

--- On Tue, 10/28/08, Ted Culotta <tculotta@...> wrote:

From: Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
Subject: [STMFC] New stuff from Speedwitch
To: stmfc@..., RPM-forum@...
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 11:28 AM






I have some new things to announce. If you order them online, I
won't be shipping until next week when I get back from Naperville.
Here is the rundown:

Pere Marquette 88000-series single sheathed auto car
http://www.speedwit ch.com/Models/ k111.htm

Central of Georgia 50' 1-1/2 door box car
http://www.speedwit ch.com/Models/ k107.htm

Union Pacific welded underframe parts set (for Trix B-50-24/27 and
Sunshine B-50-32/33)
http://www.speedwit ch.com/Models/ p105.htm

Louisville & nashville Postwar AAR box car
http://www.speedwit ch.com/Models/ kc110.htm

Kansas City Southern "interim" AAR Box Car
http://www.speedwit ch.com/Models/ k114.htm

UP B-50-24/27 box car decals
http://www.speedwit ch.com/Decals/ d125.htm

A&WP/W of A '37 AAR and A&WP/W of A/GaRR Emergency box car decals
http://www.speedwit ch.com/Decals/ d113.htm

PRR X31/X32 decals
http://www.speedwit ch.com/Decals/ d122.htm

ATSF Caswell gon decals
http://www.speedwit ch.com/Decals/ d115.htm

Thanks for listening... . er, reading.

Regards,
Ted Culotta

Speedwitch Media
645 Tanner Marsh Road
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-6174
info@speedwitch. com

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