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Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro  wrote:

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?

      Overland made an insulated car like this in brass.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Steve and Barb Hile
 

None that I know of, but there are some fun possibilities for kitbashing.

 

This two compartment car began as the P2k Type 21 and uses some Archer tank car rivets and an extra, smaller dome, maybe from Tangent.

 

Steve Hile

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 3, 2020 12:55 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

 

"...three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form."

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

"...three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form."

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

Tim O'Connor
 

On 7/1/2020 1:34 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:

Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/764/rec/405

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


SnT 2020 Underframes

John Barry
 

Good news for the thirteen folks that identified themselves in need of an underframe for the 2020 Shake and Take Bx-34 project:  your underframes are the mail for priority mail delivery.  This still leaves seven folks who received kits at CCB that are still missing their underframes, but I have no clue who you are.  

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


Re: Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars

Brian Termunde
 

Isn't that what the box car on the left is for? It's one LARGE 'bumping post'! <G>

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah

Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars
From: Bob Chaparro
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:15:27 PDT
Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars
A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:
This photo can be enlarged a bit.
Hopefully there is someone not seen in the photo manning a brake wheel.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: B&O Tank Car Explosion

Nolan Hinshaw
 

On Jul 2, 2020, at 15:50, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@gmail.com> wrote:

Ben,

Here are the photos on resend.
On both first and second viewing I've thought again that some photos would be best with a link to an accompanying plat, and in this case, one with five foot contours. That is an eminently-modelable scene! It even has a freight car in it, albeit one no longer ready for prime time.


Re: Photo: Boxed Automobiles On Flatcars

David North
 

Dave
I’ve checked the newspapers (through the National Library’s newspaper collection) for the 20’s and 30’s and found that there was a company called Nash Motors NZ Ltd. having the sole agency for Nash but no trace of “Bennett & Woods”. So, I don’t know whose crates were on the flat car.
Looking at Kelvinator, there were plenty of dealers but no mention of an importer or wholesaler.
Never mind, keep safe and just stay out of Victoria!
Regards
Rupert

 

Hi Rupert,

I didn’t find anything more either.

It suggested the B&W within the diamond may mean something else.

Thanks mate. Good to hear you are staying safe too – NZ has done brilliantly..

My greater concern is how we keep the Victorians out of New South Wales! (VBG)

Cheers

Dave


Re: ERDX Reefers

Armand Premo
 

Thank you very much.Armand Premo

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 12:54 AM B. L. Griffith <conductorblg@...> wrote:

Pick up a copy of Merchants Despatch, It’s History and Equipment by Roger C Hinman, 2011, Signature Press.  296 pages.  
 
The book explains the Eastern Refrigerator Despatch (ERDX) fleet well, but because the book is arranged somewhat chronologically, as well as by equipment, the references are spread throughout the chapters.  



Re: ERDX Reefers

B. L. Griffith
 

Pick up a copy of Merchants Despatch, It’s History and Equipment by Roger C Hinman, 2011, Signature Press.  296 pages.  
 
The book explains the Eastern Refrigerator Despatch (ERDX) fleet well, but because the book is arranged somewhat chronologically, as well as by equipment, the references are spread throughout the chapters.  



TIDX 1648 GATC tank car

David
 


TIDX 1648 GATC tank car

David
 

I looked through the AC&F lot list, and these were the orders specifically labeled as Type 25, 25A, or 26.

Type 25
lot 9892    5  AC&F Co. 10/21/24  10000g
lot 10008  15  Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey 3/21/25 10000g

Type 25A
lot 43   1  Western Paper Makers Chemical Co. 7/30/25  8000g
lot 54   5  Rossville Co. 8/25/25
lot 77  11  Ulen & Co. (AC&F Export Co.) 9/24/25  6000g

Type 26
lot  84 125  Tidal Refining Co. 10/3/25  8000g
lot 109   1  American Extract Co. 11/30/25  8600g
lot 120  15  Pan American Petroleum Co. 12/10/25  (50T)
lot 159   2  Manctels Herold Co. 1/8/26  8000g
lot 190  12  Pan American Petroleum Co. 2/5/26  10000g
lot 223   5  Spencer Kellogg & Sons 3/30/26  6000g
lot 280   5  Rossville Co. 7/2/26
lot 283   4  Dow Chemical Co. 7/9/26  10000g
lot 292   5  Cities Service Tank Line Co. 7/28/26  8000g
lot 322   2  Incandescent Lamp Dept. of General Electric Co. 9/11/26  8000g
lot 419 200  Tidal Refining Co. 1/18/27  8000g
lot 433   4  Dow Chemical Co. 2/8/27  10000g
lot 486   6  Roxana Petroleum Corp. 4/29/27  8000g
lot 487   6  Roxana Petroleum Corp. 4/29/27  10000g
lot 525 100  Cities Service Tank Line 8/15/27  8000g
lot 571  15  Chicago Tank Car 11/30/27  8000g

David Thompson


Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

al_brown03
 

Thanks everyone! A 40-footer it is.

AL B.


Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

Mont Switzer
 

Al,

When I was building D-8's I talked to a guy who owned one or two of them.   I concluded from the conversation that a 70T flat would not handle 2 of them. 

I've googled other CAT models and base data was pretty complete.  Many CAT model designations remained consistent over the years. 

You can buy  pre and post CAT touch up paint at many farm/fleet stores.  The color changed around 1970 when they took the lead out of their paint. 

Mont Switzer 



Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: al_brown03 <abrown@...>
Date: 7/2/20 4:32 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

I haven't loaded my pretty little Artitec D7 onto a flatcar yet, because I'm not sure what car is appropriate: 40-foot? 50-foot? 40-ton? 50-ton? 70-ton?

TIA,

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


ERDX Reefers

Armand Premo
 

Seeking  information as to types and operation Armand Premo


Re: B&O Tank Car Explosion

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Ben,

Here are the photos on resend.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 10:53 AM Ben Sullivan <ben.sullivan75@...> wrote:
The links appear for me as broken. When I click, it downloads a .TIF to my machine. That may be the issue; the Groups.io page trying to handle a .TIF instead of .JPG. Maybe convert them and re-attach? 

--
Ben Sullivan
Brookeville, MD


Re: Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

Nelson Moyer
 

I missed the photo under discussion, but the mod to the USRA GS-15 class was to remove 18 in. from the bottom of the sides on the first few cars, then 15 in. on the rest of those modified. The result was that the V at the bottom side sill was no longer a V, having been truncated. The Walthers model is a pretty good version of the original GS-15, but it would have to be modified for my era, and I haven’t wanted to take a razor saw to it just yet.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Charlie Vlk
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2020 2:29 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

 

Rob-

I don’t think this is a rebuilding any of a CB&Q USRA GS gondola.

While it is true that their own 40’ composite gondolas were similar and may have been inspired by some of the features of the USRA cars, I do not believe that they were to resemble the Q design cars.

The car in question looks like a GS -8 class car which is having the very lower part of the diagonals replaced where they connect to the vertical members (probably due to having rusted out).   The USRA have verticals extend a small amount beyond the side sill and both verticals and diagonals are directly attached to the frame.   Also note the characteristic GS-8 pulling loop plate in front of the nearest vertical. 

Charlie Vlk

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rob & Bev Manley
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:39 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Flat Car Load - Identity Of Items

 

Bob,

Upon close examination the gondola on the right is a CB&Q rebuild of an USRA GS gondola. I am building one or two of these from IM's kits. These were Mineral Red used in revenue coal service as well as Light Orange for MOW service.

Thanks for your research.

 

 

Rob Manley

"Better modeling through personal embarrassment"

 

 

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 11:46:38 AM CDT, Jim Betz <jimbetz@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi guys,
  The photo is identified as being of cars on a repair track.  Not sure if that is correct or
not - the guy with the portable welding set up could be using it to secure tie downs?
  I like this photo - very much - because it shows so much activity around this cut of
cars.  There are guys working on most of them down the line - but it does not look
like much is happening to the cars on the track to the right.  I also like it because the
date is more 'useful' to me since it is later than the spate of early pictures we've
been seeing lately.  Don't take that as meaning that I don't look at them all - I'm
just saying that I spend more time studying photos from my chosen era.
  There are no less than 6 workers who are focused directly on that flat car!
One of them appears to be sitting in the seat of the one on the far right - but I
guess he could be standing on the deck of the car.- or is that just a hat on top
of something (the one behind the steering wheel).  Speaking of hats I note
that "everybody is wearing a hat" - it was not a balmy day in Galesburg (but
also not cold enough for them to be wearing coats).
                                                                                                                - Jim


TIDX 1648 GATC tank car

David
 

David, what's the spotting feature you noticed?
The diameter and length of the tank for its nominal capacity, and the tank saddle construction are characteristic of mid-20s AC&F practice. The lack of side sills makes it a 25 or 26. The photo in question is hard to make a definitive statement on, but 26 was by far the less rare variety.

David Thompson


Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load

Bruce Smith
 

Al,

1938-
Length 160 in (410 cm)
Width 97 in (250 cm)
Height 96 in (240 cm)
Weight 31,870 lb (14,460 kg)

One will easily fit on a 40 foot, 40-ton flat. Two can probably fit.

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of al_brown03 <abrown@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:32 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Flatcar 47068 With Grader Load
 
I haven't loaded my pretty little Artitec D7 onto a flatcar yet, because I'm not sure what car is appropriate: 40-foot? 50-foot? 40-ton? 50-ton? 70-ton?

TIA,

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Carbon Black drawings?

Bud Rindfleisch
 

Can anyone point me to plans or drawings for a carbon black hopper? Asking for a friend who wants to scratchbuild one in S scale.
     Thanks in advance,
      Bud Rindfleisch

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