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Steel running boards for PFE R-70-2

peteraue
 

A good friend wants to modernize his Sunshine kits # 25.1/2/3 and put Apex Trilock running boards on his R-70-2 reefers. He asked me to provide him with custom photo-etched RBs with accurate spacing to match the ribs on the roof. There will be a very limited number of extra parts for others. Please raise your hand if you want them. $ 5 each plus shipping. Delivery time approximately 3 months. First come, first serve.

Peter Aue

Re: Coil steel loads

mvlandsw
 

Cut some styrene sheet of the proper thickness into strips of the appropriate width and roll them into coils. Use something round of the proper diameter for the center hole to roll them around.

Mark Vinski

Re: Nice view of SOU 300366 flat

mike turner
 

David,

Thanks for the correction.

I was unaware of either of these SOU car types.

Mike

MP-Z35

On 6/13/2019 9:05 PM, David via Groups.Io wrote:
Those are conventional wood-frame hoppers, not Seley composite cars. The closely-spaced vertical wood posts and the horizontal truss rod in the side above the "Southern" lettering are typical of late pre-steel hoppers.

The car to the left is one of Southern's handful of 1905 Common Design hoppers (possibly 285027 according to the chalk mark), SOU 285000-285149 (ex CNO&TP 19250-19399) or SOU 321000-321599 (ex AGS 14000-14599).
https://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7n8p5v9x1t_11_2

David Thompson

--
Mike Turner
MP-Z35

Re: Univ of KY Digital Archives

Benjamin Hom
 

Dave Soderblom asked:
"Radial roof, right?"

Bit of a non-sequitur - which car are you referring to? If the B&O Class M-55H, the answer is no.


Ben Hom

Nice view of SOU 300366 flat

David
 

Those are conventional wood-frame hoppers, not Seley composite cars. The closely-spaced vertical wood posts and the horizontal truss rod in the side above the "Southern" lettering are typical of late pre-steel hoppers.

The car to the left is one of Southern's handful of 1905 Common Design hoppers (possibly 285027 according to the chalk mark), SOU 285000-285149 (ex CNO&TP 19250-19399) or SOU 321000-321599 (ex AGS 14000-14599).
https://exploreuk.uky.edu/catalog/xt7n8p5v9x1t_11_2

David Thompson

Re: this excellent view of AGS 10804 precursor to SU class

gary laakso
 

The bolsters are single “I” beams in the picture and double on the later Southern cars.

Gary Laakso


On Jun 13, 2019, at 5:13 PM, Ray Breyer via Groups.Io <rtbsvrr69@...> wrote:

More like 1916:
"SU" just means "steel underframe", and isn't really a Southern Ry. car designation (from what I can tell, they didn't have any, just engineering drawing designations which were far longer that two characters). And car 150555 here matches the later 1920s cars within a couple of inches (except inside dimensions, of course).

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


On Thursday, June 13, 2019, 4:05:33 PM CDT, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:


It appears to be a very late predecessor of the Southern SU boxcar, whose construction started in 1922.  A great find, Claus.   

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:49 PM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] this excellent view of AGS 10804

 

Hi List Members,

 

Some might enjoy this excellent view of AGS 10804, a 36ft ds trussrod boxcar

 

See link below.

 

 

Claus Schlund

 

Re: Nice view of SOU 300366 flat

mike turner
 

The 2 SOU Seley hoppers behind it are pretty nice, too.

Displaying my ignorance, the apparently SOU hopper to the left has interesting lettering. WT 34000?

Time to curl up on the sofa with an ORER...

Mike

MP-Z35

On 6/13/2019 6:12 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) wrote:
Hi List Members,
 
Nice view of SOU 300366 flat
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
-- 
Mike Turner
MP-Z35

Re: this excellent view of AGS 10804

Ray Breyer
 

More like 1916:
"SU" just means "steel underframe", and isn't really a Southern Ry. car designation (from what I can tell, they didn't have any, just engineering drawing designations which were far longer that two characters). And car 150555 here matches the later 1920s cars within a couple of inches (except inside dimensions, of course).

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


On Thursday, June 13, 2019, 4:05:33 PM CDT, gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:


It appears to be a very late predecessor of the Southern SU boxcar, whose construction started in 1922.  A great find, Claus.   

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:49 PM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] this excellent view of AGS 10804

 

Hi List Members,

 

Some might enjoy this excellent view of AGS 10804, a 36ft ds trussrod boxcar

 

See link below.

 

 

Claus Schlund

 

Re: L&N 18979

Dennis Storzek
 

On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 04:17 PM, Bill Welch wrote:
It reads RR- 3-32, perhaps a paint date. These are Hi-Res scans, what not have it printed by someone that does digital prints?
My first guess, stenciled high on the car like that, is RE-ROOFED 3-32 or ROOF RE-NEWED 3-32. These were railroad specific, non standard stencils that changed with time. Basically, anything the car dept. wanted to track the longevity of.

Dennis Storzek

Re: L&N 18979

Bill Welch
 

On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 07:09 PM, David Soderblom wrote:
Someone please explain the 2-inch lettering above the “L&N” in the second panel: “RR-soemthing-something.”  That stencil is a new one for me.
 
 
Are there good quality prints available of this?  I find this an artistic image.
 

David Soderblom
Baltimore MD USA
 
It reads RR- 3-32, perhaps a paint date. These are Hi-Res scans, what not have it printed by someone that does digital prints?

Bill Welch

L&N 18979

David Soderblom
 

Someone please explain the 2-inch lettering above the “L&N” in the second panel: “RR-soemthing-something.”  That stencil is a new one for me.


Are there good quality prints available of this?  I find this an artistic image.


David Soderblom
Baltimore MD USA





Re: Whiskey in a Boxcar

David Soderblom
 

I noticed that the boxes/crates appeared to be strapped, presumably to reduce, um, side effects such as pilferage.




David Soderblom
Baltimore MD USA
drs@...

Nice view of SOU 300366 flat

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Nice view of SOU 300366 flat
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 

Re: Univ of KY Digital Archives

David Soderblom
 

Radial roof, right?



David Soderblom
Baltimore MD USA
drs@...

Re: Throwback Thursday Old Kitbash PRR NX23 cabin car

naptownprr
 

Heck of a job, Chuck.  It looks really good.


Jim Hunter


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:07 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Throwback Thursday Old Kitbash PRR NX23 cabin car
 
This as a kitbash of a PRR NX23 cabin car that I completed in the late 90s.  It started as a Cannonball Car Shops PRR X23 boxcar kit.  The kit's ends were too high and had to be cut down to match the sides.  Everything else on the model are various detail parts.  Now we have a Westerfield kit to build this prototype.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

Re: Univ of KY Digital Archives

William Hirt
 

Tim thanks for catching my typo!

Bill Hirt

On 6/13/2019 4:10 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

B&O 467097 is I think an M-55h.

467039, 467071, 467439, and 467449 were all painted in the blue & orange TimeSaver LCL scheme


On 6/13/2019 2:15 PM, William Hirt wrote:

This photo from the same collection shows a several large stacks of returned cases under a tarp as a CB&Q switcher sets cars to be loaded. 9203 was the Q's first NW2. It has a large herald under the cab and cab numbering that was different from standard Q switcher scheme at the time.

Freight car content: The first car behind is the switcher is B&O 479097 (Class M-55ha/M-55hb?) that is only year or so old. The next car is a SSW Wood Sheathed Boxcar whose number I can not identify. The third is an outside braced car that is a CB&Q car that might be a Class XA-7 built by Pullman in 1922 or Class XA-8 built by Pullman in 1925 that had both 6' and 4' sliding doors. Obviously no longer in auto service and was then in general service.

<http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/516/rec/1>

Bill Hirt

On 6/13/2019 9:22 AM, prr6380 via Groups.Io wrote:
The Falstaff beer being loaded is beer in returnable bottles.  The cardboard case had easily opened and closed top flaps.  The case and the bottles were paid a deposit and were refunded on return to the dealer.  The bottles were cleaned and refilled at the brewery.  During the whole round trip the cases were handled individually as the men were shown doing in the photo. 

Walt Stafa


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Univ of KY Digital Archives

Tim O'Connor
 


B&O 467097 is I think an M-55h.

467039, 467071, 467439, and 467449 were all painted in the blue & orange TimeSaver LCL scheme


On 6/13/2019 2:15 PM, William Hirt wrote:

This photo from the same collection shows a several large stacks of returned cases under a tarp as a CB&Q switcher sets cars to be loaded. 9203 was the Q's first NW2. It has a large herald under the cab and cab numbering that was different from standard Q switcher scheme at the time.

Freight car content: The first car behind is the switcher is B&O 479097 (Class M-55ha/M-55hb?) that is only year or so old. The next car is a SSW Wood Sheathed Boxcar whose number I can not identify. The third is an outside braced car that is a CB&Q car that might be a Class XA-7 built by Pullman in 1922 or Class XA-8 built by Pullman in 1925 that had both 6' and 4' sliding doors. Obviously no longer in auto service and was then in general service.

<http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/516/rec/1>

Bill Hirt

On 6/13/2019 9:22 AM, prr6380 via Groups.Io wrote:
The Falstaff beer being loaded is beer in returnable bottles.  The cardboard case had easily opened and closed top flaps.  The case and the bottles were paid a deposit and were refunded on return to the dealer.  The bottles were cleaned and refilled at the brewery.  During the whole round trip the cases were handled individually as the men were shown doing in the photo. 

Walt Stafa


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Throwback Thursday Old Kitbash PRR NX23 cabin car

Chuck Cover
 

This as a kitbash of a PRR NX23 cabin car that I completed in the late 90s.  It started as a Cannonball Car Shops PRR X23 boxcar kit.  The kit's ends were too high and had to be cut down to match the sides.  Everything else on the model are various detail parts.  Now we have a Westerfield kit to build this prototype.

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM

Re: this excellent view of AGS 10804

gary laakso
 

It appears to be a very late predecessor of the Southern SU boxcar, whose construction started in 1922.  A great find, Claus.   

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:49 PM
To: STMFC <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] this excellent view of AGS 10804

 

Hi List Members,

 

Some might enjoy this excellent view of AGS 10804, a 36ft ds trussrod boxcar

 

See link below.

 

 

Claus Schlund

 

this excellent view of AGS 10804

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Some might enjoy this excellent view of AGS 10804, a 36ft ds trussrod boxcar
 
See link below.
 
 
Claus Schlund