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Re: Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

mel perry
 

did anyone take a pic?
mel perry

On Tue, Oct 29, 2019, 3:57 AM Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:
I did not see an info card with those models.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On October 29, 2019 at 4:54 AM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Does anyone know who had the wonderful Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer models at Chicagoland RPM26 last week?

Going directly to jail for being off topic. . .

Bill Welch

 



Re: Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

Eric Hansmann
 

I did not see an info card with those models.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On October 29, 2019 at 4:54 AM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Does anyone know who had the wonderful Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer models at Chicagoland RPM26 last week?

Going directly to jail for being off topic. . .

Bill Welch

 



Consolidated Freightways at Lisle question

Bill Welch
 

Does anyone know who had the wonderful Consolidated Freightways truck and trailer models at Chicagoland RPM26 last week?

Going directly to jail for being off topic. . .

Bill Welch


Re: Help with Manufacturer?

rwitt_2000
 

Based upon the information on the HOseeker site [https://hoseeker.net/otherhotrains3.html] it appears Mainline Models never made a 40-ft reefer lettered for the ART.

I have no good guesses. I would suggest that the model is custom built and decorated with 3rd party decals. That said the basic model could from any number of model manufacturers.

They are nicely assembled and painted.

Bob Witt


Re: Fixing Shifted Loads

Bob Chaparro
 

Model: Load Shifter

Courtesy of Paul Koehler, these are photos of a load shifter built by the late Bill Topham of Glendale, CA, for his HO scale Silver Palace Lines. Although it is not an exact replica, Bill scratch built this from studying the load shifter located in Southern Pacific's Taylor yard.

Bill's father was an SP engineer so I assume Bill had good access to the Taylor Yard facilities.

The Silver Palace Lines appeared in the March 1982 Railroad Model Craftsman, the June 1977 NMRA Bulletin and other publications.

This model will be installed on Paul's layout, also in Glendale.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Piedmont & Northern lettering

George Courtney
 

Thanks, Bill.  Much appreciated. 

George Courtney


RPM Chicagoland 2019 Photos

Jeremy Dummler
 

All,

The following link will take you to a small gallery of photos from this year’s RPM Chicagoland over this past weekend.


I did not have a chance to photograph many of the fantastic models on display this year, but caught what I could.

Jeremy Dummler
Wauconda, IL


Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Eric Hansmann
 

I talked with Al Ferguson of Black Cat at the RPM. He can run the decal again if he gets some requests. Send him an email through the contacts on the Black Cat website. 
  

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On Oct 28, 2019, at 9:56 AM, Rob M. via Groups.Io <rule292@...> wrote:

Ted Schnepf of Rails Unlimited offers the Wabash car in O scale resin.  You might contact him and see if his decal source can downscale and print you a set in HO.  

Rob Mondichak 


Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Rob M.
 

Ted Schnepf of Rails Unlimited offers the Wabash car in O scale resin.  You might contact him and see if his decal source can downscale and print you a set in HO.  

Rob Mondichak 


Re: Wabash auto boxcar

Fred Jansz
 

Thank you all for advise, thanks Tim for the picture!
regards, Fred Jansz


Re: Help with Manufacturer?

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Chuck,
 
Back in ‘68 when I switched from O to HO, I primarily built wood kits of mostly models of wood prototypes.  I typically used sanding sealer and 0000 steel wool, followed by the late, lamented FloQuil paints and Dullcoat or other flat finish, the combination of which produced some very smooth finishes, probably smoother than some factory painted plastic RTR models I’ve seen.  In any event, the the grab iron and the relief on reefer door hinges brought some of those early models to mind, particularly Central Valley, but those kits came with pre-painted sides and ends, the finish wasn’t that smooth.  If it was built from a wood kit Silver Streak and Ulrich might be possibilities too.
 
Regarding Silver Streak, their Kit No. 1, one of which is sitting on a shelf downstairs, is an ART reefer with pre-painted and decorated sides, and grab irons rather than ladders, but the underbody doesn’t come close to the model you have.  It also lacks cut levers and some of the other nice details on your model.
 
I suppose you could pull a truck and bore a wee hole in the bottom to see whether it’s plastic resin or wood.  Whatever it is, it’s a good looking car.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Chuck Cover
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 4:14 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help with Manufacturer?
 

RE:  .  Are they wood, resin or plastic?

 

Hi Ralph,

 

That is one of my problems, I cannot tell whether the model is wood or not.  The entire model is very smooth which makes me think that it not a wood base.  The other interesting thing is that most of the Silver Streak models have ladders on the right of each side rather than individual grabs.

 

Thanks to everyone for their input.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

 

 


Re: TEST

Jared Harper
 


Andy,

No, it's a mister.

Jared





Re: SoCal railfan events in Nov

Pete Steinmetz
 

Jake:

There are a bunch of NMRA people planning on attending.

Pete


Re: Piedmont & Northern lettering

Bill Welch
 

I am using the version with the arched "PIEDMONT & NORTHERN" on my model for 1955.

Bill Welch


Re: Help with Manufacturer?

Chuck Cover
 

RE:  .  Are they wood, resin or plastic?

 

Hi Ralph,

 

That is one of my problems, I cannot tell whether the model is wood or not.  The entire model is very smooth which makes me think that it not a wood base.  The other interesting thing is that most of the Silver Streak models have ladders on the right of each side rather than individual grabs.

 

Thanks to everyone for their input.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

 

 

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Union Pacific 40’ single sheathed boxcars

Brad Andonian
 


Fellas

Pondering wood cars this past week, I realized I don’t recall seeing models for 40’ single sheathed boxcars.    Ted Culotta’s book has 50’ cars— no 40’s are mentioned.    If anyone can offer insight I would appreciate it
Thanks
Brad Andonian 



Re: Help with Manufacturer?

O Fenton Wells
 

Chuck I'd bet Mainline Models or Tru Scale-Silver Streak
Just guessing
Fenton

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 12:51 PM Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:
Group,

I purchased several of these beautifully built reefer cars many years ago at a train show back east.  I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacturer of these cars.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM



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Re: Help with Manufacturer?

ed_mines
 

silver streak?


Re: Help with Manufacturer?

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Chuck,
 
Nice finds.  Are they wood, resin or plastic?
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Chuck Cover
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 12:51 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Help with Manufacturer?
 
Group,

I purchased several of these beautifully built reefer cars many years ago at a train show back east.  I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacturer of these cars.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM


Re: Help with Manufacturer?

Drew M.
 

Mainline Models?

Drew M. in Philly

Modeling the pre-Depression years.

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On Oct 27, 2019, at 12:53, "Roger Huber via Groups.Io" <yahoo.com@groups.io target=_blank>trainpainter=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Chuck,

Look like Accurail cars to me. Very nice.

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Sunday, October 27, 2019, 11:51:27 AM CDT, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:


Group,

I purchased several of these beautifully built reefer cars many years ago at a train show back east.  I was hoping that someone could identify the manufacturer of these cars.  Thanks

Chuck Cover
Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM