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Re: PRR F34 flat

Paul Woods <paul@...>
 

Thank you most kindly for posting the link, Rob - 'tis never too late to post prototype information!

Regards
Paul

Whangarei, NZ


Re: New Build, PRR Westerfield X26 with welded 6' car builder door

Paul Doggett
 

Chuck 

That’s a great looking build.

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 25 Mar 2020, at 22:47, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


Cool build!

This sparks my curiosity.............. could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car? I have 100s of those Creco-similar X29 doors.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:39:24 PM PDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Rail Dates Information

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I found, rummaging around in my files, part of a copy of a supplement to RMC from 1979.  It lists significant dates for many changes in railroad locomotive and freight car standards.  But for some reason, I only have copies of two pages, and it’s incomplete.  The freight car information ends about 1927.

 

If someone has a copy (pdf?) of this that’s complete, I’d like to have it. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

Thanks

 

Schuyler


Re: Tahoe Trucks

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks.

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gary laakso
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tahoe Trucks

 

Intermountain

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:30 PM
To: realSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Tahoe Trucks

 

This is probably well known, but not to me:  is there a “standard” axle length that fits all Tahoe trucks?

 

Who supplies the best matched wheelsets for these trucks?  Preferring .088” treads, of course.

 

Schuyler


Re: Tahoe Trucks

gary laakso
 

Intermountain

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:30 PM
To: realSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Tahoe Trucks

 

This is probably well known, but not to me:  is there a “standard” axle length that fits all Tahoe trucks?

 

Who supplies the best matched wheelsets for these trucks?  Preferring .088” treads, of course.

 

Schuyler


Tahoe Trucks

Schuyler Larrabee
 

This is probably well known, but not to me:  is there a “standard” axle length that fits all Tahoe trucks?

 

Who supplies the best matched wheelsets for these trucks?  Preferring .088” treads, of course.

 

Schuyler


Re: PRR F34 flat

prrrob
 

I know this is probably a little too late but I have a document showing the brake rodding for most PRR classes on my website.
http://prr.railfan.net/documents/pdf/ACS_Sketch481_DiagramsBrakeArrangements.pdf
I attached the page for the F34 in case it will help.

Rob


Re: New Build, PRR Westerfield X26 with welded 6' car builder door

O Fenton Wells
 

Looking good Chuck, well done
Fenton

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 6:39 PM Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:
Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: New Build, PRR Westerfield X26 with welded 6' car builder door

Brian Carlson
 

I meant X28 like David T mentioned. Can’t type and eat dinner. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Mar 25, 2020, at 7:17 PM, Brian Carlson via Groups.Io <prrk41361@...> wrote:

The doors used were cut down from the auxiliary doors from the X28A so they should be a little taller than the X29.

Brian J. Carlson 

On Mar 25, 2020, at 6:47 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


Cool build!

This sparks my curiosity.............. could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car? I have 100s of those Creco-similar X29 doors.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:39:24 PM PDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Re: New Build, PRR Westerfield X26 with welded 6' car builder door

Brian Carlson
 

The doors used were cut down from the auxiliary doors from the X28A so they should be a little taller than the X29.

Brian J. Carlson 

On Mar 25, 2020, at 6:47 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


Cool build!

This sparks my curiosity.............. could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car? I have 100s of those Creco-similar X29 doors.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:39:24 PM PDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


New Build, PRR Westerfield X26 with welded 6' car builder door

David
 

could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car?
X29 doors are too short;  that's why PPR used doors from the (taller) X28. F&C offers a resin kit (#8201 and 8203) with this door style.

David Thompson


New Build, PRR Westerfield X26 with welded 6' car builder door

Andy Carlson
 

Cool build!

This sparks my curiosity.............. could someone take 2 pairs of Red Caboose X29 company doors and make this work on a USRA SS box car? I have 100s of those Creco-similar X29 doors.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 3:39:24 PM PDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


New Build, PRR Westerfield X26 with welded 6' car builder door

Chuck Cover
 

Here is a newly built Westerfield PRR X26 SS 40' boxcar with a welded 6' car builder door.  Some X26 boxcars had these interesting doors, made by welding together two original 4' auxiliary doors.  These are somewhat similar to the CRECo doors.  There is a prototype photo of this door in RPCyc #24, p38.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM


Re: WESTERFIELD NYC BOX CAR

gtws00
 

looking good Bill
George Toman


Re: ICC Report: Carload Waybill Statistics; Territorial Distribution, Traffic And Revenue By Commodity Classes, 1947-1953.

Bill Keene
 

Bob,

This will be a good time filler during this period of self-isolation. 

Thanks,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA



On Mar 25, 2020, at 11:24 AM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

ICC Report: Carload Waybill Statistics; Territorial Distribution, Traffic And Revenue By Commodity Classes, 1947-1953.

State to State Distribution of Tonnage By Commodity Groups:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015080028817&view=1up&seq=7

I know some of you enthusiastically will consume the data contained in this 600 page-plus document, especially if you are in lock-down status.

Enjoy!

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



ICC Report: Carload Waybill Statistics; Territorial Distribution, Traffic And Revenue By Commodity Classes, 1947-1953.

Bob Chaparro
 

ICC Report: Carload Waybill Statistics; Territorial Distribution, Traffic And Revenue By Commodity Classes, 1947-1953.

State to State Distribution of Tonnage By Commodity Groups:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015080028817&view=1up&seq=7

I know some of you enthusiastically will consume the data contained in this 600 page-plus document, especially if you are in lock-down status.

Enjoy!

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Accurail kit 4498

Ken Adams
 

Thank you Dennis for a full explanation of the origins. 

At some time in the last 29 years I acquired one lettered for SP. Still unbuilt but I was impressed by the tight but still discernible siding planks.

Versions are still being flogged around as special run convention cars for NMRA regional conventions. The latest, I understand, is as a PE car for the 2020 Pacific Southwest Region meet (which is now cancelled.) So I guess there is still life in those dies. 
--
Ken Adams


Re: Tools for photo etched ladder assembly

mrvant@rogers.com
 

Thanks Lester.


Re: Lots of Freightcars [was] Westerfield NB box car

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Thank you Dennis. I was about to ask why in the world 95% of the cars in a Milwaukee 
Rd. yard wereNYC cars!!??  I do realize that Jack Delano spent a vast amount of time in
the Chicago - Milwaukee area as he did also here in Vermont filming the dairy industry 
and owing to the fact that supervisor summered nearby on Caspian Lake in Greensboro
which was also the home of a lesser known railroad horseshoe curve.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Lots of Freightcars [was] Westerfield NB box car

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Todd and Friends,

If you have a Mac you will find that the machine compresses the thumbnail title. The information is still there, but represented by ellipses. You can, of course, read it by right clicking on the title or photo; the whole title will appear in the menu that opens after a right click. 

Perhaps a better possibility is to right click the photo and then choose 'GET INFO' from the menu. There is a comments box on the info screen which will allow you to add save a whole bunch of stuff. I just did a test, and the information in the comments box is retained if you duplicate the photo.

I don't have a PC to play with, but I suspect there are similar functions available those operating systems.

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 7:39 PM Todd Sullivan via Groups.Io <sullivant41=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Umm, the Santa Fe boxcar in the background has the "Ship and Travel" slogan, and I think that started in 1947 or so, and Garth said the L&N PS-1 boxcar two cars to the right from the Santa Fe car was built in 1952.  I think Buffalo 1953 makes more sense, given the evidence.

OTOH, I heartily agree that photos and their descriptions should not be separated.  I have many photos copied off the web for personal use, and I recently decided I need to document the source, date and location if known.  Fortunately, the long file names now allowed enable us to do that in the file name.

Todd Sullivan

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