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Re: Magnetic glue jig

mcindoefalls
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, cobrapsl@... wrote:

The best tool for assisting in putting a resin "body" together is a Coffman clamp. There
is one for sale on eBay under Sunshine right now.

Paul Lyons
Coffman's website shows four of them being used to assemble a Sunshine kit (scroll down
to the second photo:

http://www.coffmaneng.com/rightclamp/rc-order.cfm

Walt Lankenau


partial photo of SS BAR box on eBay and D&H caboose

David Smith
 

Attached to a D&H Challenger, which is the focus of the photo, you can see
the right half of a SS Bangor and Aroostook boxcar, taken 8/26/46.

eBay item number 200110128152

And while we're at it, does anyone know of an N-scale model that would be a
good starting point for that two-window D&H caboose in the photo?

--
David L. Smith
Allentown, PA
dlsio4@gmail.com


Re: Magnetic glue jig

Paul Lyons
 

The best tool for assisting in putting a resin "body" together is a Coffman clamp. There is one for sale on eBay under Sunshine right now.

Paul Lyons
Laguna Niguel, CA

-----Original Message-----
From: jack@yosemitevalleyrr.com
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sat, 19 May 2007 4:26 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Magnetic glue jig


I bought one years ago, tried it a couple of times, wasn't convinced that it
was accurate enough, and set it aside. It might actually be square but it
just didn't inspire me.....

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


Has anyone tried a magnetic glue jig, like from micro-mark, for
accurately gluing together the "box" part of kits like those form
Sunshine.....any feedback??
Doug Gardner


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Re: Magnetic glue jig

Jim & Lisa Hayes <jimandlisa97225@...>
 

For getting those Sunshine sides and ends square, I like the "Right Clamp"
from Coffman Graphics.

http://www.coffmaneng.com/rightclamp/rc-unique.cfm



They're also available from Micro Mark.



Jim Hayes

Portland Oregon


Re: Magnetic glue jig

Jack Burgess
 

I bought one years ago, tried it a couple of times, wasn't convinced that it
was accurate enough, and set it aside. It might actually be square but it
just didn't inspire me.....

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


Has anyone tried a magnetic glue jig, like from micro-mark, for
accurately gluing together the "box" part of kits like those form
Sunshine.....any feedback??
Doug Gardner


Magnetic glue jig

radius158
 

Has anyone tried a megnetic glue jig, like from micro-mark, for
accuratly gluing together the "box" part of of kits like those form
Sunshine.....any feedback??
Doug Gardner


Re: gondolas with bulging sides

RichRamik <richramik@...>
 

Ed:

When and where was the article published?

Thanks,
Rich Ramik



ed_mines wrote:


Richard Hendrickson did an article on creating bulges with a pool of
ACC cement. I was surprised that it worked, but it was very convincing.

I think the car was a Westerfield PRR G22 gon.

Education from a master.

Ed

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Re: Kerrigan Running Boards

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Russ Strodtz wrote:
I see SP&S 12500-12999 were built with running boards supplied by Kerrigan Iron Works. That's a new one on me.
Yes, it was a pretty standard looking steel grid. SP used them on a few classes too.

Anthony Thompson
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
thompsonmarytony@sbcglobal.net


Re: Caboose truck help needed

Tim O'Connor
 

Chet, I have to disagree about the Ann Arbor cabooses. They
rode on a later version (although similar) than the one shown
in Brian's link to the C&O caboose. I think Richard's caution
applies in this case.

Tim O'Connor

Brian,

The Wabash and Ann Arbor's steel cabooses rode on them.

WAB 2700-2859 160 cars built between 1939 and 1955.
AA 2830-2846 17 cars built in 1952.

Chet French
Dixon, IL


Re: Caboose truck help needed

Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 19, 2007, at 10:57 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:


This truck looks a lot like the old Cape Line model. Unfortunately
for me I don't think it works for any SP caboose.
Right on both counts, Tim.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Magnetic glue jig

Charles Hladik
 

Doug,
I haven't tried the magnetic jig, but I'll swear by the Wright Clamp,
don't know how I did it without them.
Chuck Hladik



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Re: Caboose truck help needed

Tim O'Connor
 

This truck looks a lot like the old Cape Line model. Unfortunately
for me I don't think it works for any SP caboose.

Tim O'Connor

At 5/18/2007 12:16 PM Friday, you wrote:
Tooling for the "Bettendorf Swing Motion Caboose Truck" is finished.
This will be the next offering from Tahoe Model Works.

I need help coming up with a list of cabooses equipped with these
trucks. What I have found is listed below. Does anybody know of
others? An image of the prototype truck can be seen at:
http://gelwood.railfan.net/co/co-c804ads.jpg


Intermountain's new HO Caswell ATSF Gondolas

Andy Carlson
 

Good news for some ATSF modelers....

I have been informed by Intermountain Railway Co. that the RTR ATSF HO Caswell gondolas are going to be shipped to me next week. I have ordered more than sufficient quantities to cover pre-orders, and I can offer IM Caswell gondolas to STMFC listers at significant savings.

IM # 47750-A...Painted unlettered RTR, W/ AB brakes
IM # 47750-K...Same, with K brakes
IM # 47751 ATSF GA-X RTR 12 numbers available (K brake)
IM # 47765 ATSF GA-7 RTR 12 numbers available (AB brake)

These cars carry a $30.00 list. I am offering these cars at $23.00 each, plus shipping.

If interested in acquiring any of these cars, let me know by contacting me off-list (PLEASE) at <midcentury@sbcglobal.net>

Thanks,
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Kerrigan Running Boards

Russ Strodtz <sheridan@...>
 

I see SP&S 12500-12999 were built with running boards
supplied by Kerrigan Iron Works. That's a new one on me.

Russ

Like the castle in it's corner, in a medieval game,
I foresee terrible trouble, and I stay here just the same.


Bettendorf after 1942

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Hendrickson

. . . After Bettendorf got out of the truck business ca. 1942 . . .

----- Original Message -----

Bettendorf's IA plant was sold to the Government for $1 to become the Quad Cities Tank Arsenal and Ordnance Steel Foundry Company. Did Bettendorf produce any railroad equipment after this time?

Thx,
KL


Research sources

Schuyler Larrabee
 

http://www.library.northwestern.edu/transportation/cic8/cic8.html

A great deal of information otherwise hard or impossible to find has been microfilmed and is
available via interlibrary loan. This will be a valuable resource for those interested in
historical research.

SGL


Re: Caboose truck help needed

Richard Hendrickson
 

On May 19, 2007, at 7:58 AM, Jim Betz wrote:

Most, if not all, International all-steel cabooses had Bettendorf
swing-motion trucks. This includes the standard cupola, extended
vision, and wide-vision models such as those used on the GN, NP, etc.
Once the swing-motion truck came out (year?) it was a clear winner
and a lot of cabooses ordered after that date were ordered with
those trucks.....
A large percentage of the Athearn 'modern' caboose models would be
candidates for your new truck (depending upon RR) - although most/all
of those already come with the Athearn swing-motion Bettendorf truck
so you would have to 'differentiate' your truck from theirs.
Careful, Jim. The truck Dennis has tooled is the caboose truck
introduced by Bettendorf in the 1920s. After Bettendorf got out of the
truck business ca. 1942 the swing motion patents were taken over by the
Standard Car Truck Co., which produced what they called the
Barber-Bettendorf caboose truck. That truck, which was applied to many
cabooses in the 1940s and '50s, had a considerably different side frame
configuration than the original Bettendorf design.

Richard Hendrickson


Re: Caboose truck help needed

Jim Betz
 

Most, if not all, International all-steel cabooses had Bettendorf
swing-motion trucks. This includes the standard cupola, extended
vision, and wide-vision models such as those used on the GN, NP, etc.
Once the swing-motion truck came out (year?) it was a clear winner
and a lot of cabooses ordered after that date were ordered with
those trucks. I do not have info that indicates that a lot of
cabooses were converted to more modern trucks - in fact my research
indicates that a way car often/usually went thru its entire service
life with the same trucks under it. Makes sense if you think about
it - the dead weight load on the trucks is both constant and in
general lighter than the variety of loads seen by a freight car.
I've never actually researched it but it wouldn't surprise me to
find out that a caboose was, in general, lighter than even most of
the empty freight cars in the train.
A large percentage of the Athearn 'modern' caboose models would be
candidates for your new truck (depending upon RR) - although most/all
of those already come with the Athearn swing-motion Bettendorf truck
so you would have to 'differentiate' your truck from theirs.

Please provide info about stuff like wheelsets (what you are
providing with them), what other wheelsets would be easy drop ins
(such as Proto 88 wheelsets), what they are made of (cast brass,
delrin, other) and a link to pics of the actual model as soon as
they are available.
- Jim in San Jose

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Truss Rods Drawing NP 56141

Russ Strodtz <sheridan@...>
 

Am looking at a drawing right now. Title is "Framing Details,
Application of Truss Rods". The original drawing date is:
21-Apr-53. Just call them "Conservative".

Russ

Like the castle in it's corner, in a medieval game,
I foresee terrible trouble, and I stay here just the same.


Re: Caboose truck help needed

Mont Switzer <mhts_switzerm@...>
 

Brian,

The Bettendorf Swing Motion Caboose Truck was used on all of the Monon Railroad's steel caboose fleet except transfer cabooses as follows:

C-350 renumbered 81515, blt.9-52 by Thrall Car Co. Riveted end cupola car.

C-360-368 renumbered 81501-81509, blt 12-52 by International Car Co., Kenton, OH. Rivited center cupola car.

81525-81531 blt 11-56 at the Monon's Lafayette, IN Shops. Proprietary design welded car, center cupola with extended vision.

Renumbering from the C-series was accomplished during 1956.

Hope this helps. Your new truck will be a welcome addition.

Mont Switzer



Brian Leppert <b.leppert@att.net> wrote:
Tooling for the "Bettendorf Swing Motion Caboose Truck" is finished.
This will be the next offering from Tahoe Model Works.

I need help coming up with a list of cabooses equipped with these
trucks. What I have found is listed below. Does anybody know of
others? An image of the prototype truck can be seen at:
http://gelwood.railfan.net/co/co-c804ads.jpg

ATSF #1500-2000 blt. 1924-1931
CB&Q 13500-13524 1930
CRI&P 17850-17899 1930
ERIE 04926-04975 1929, 1930
MILW 01600-01615 1929
MKT 796-820 1930
MKT 1-4 1959
MP 815-909 1929, 1930
MP 1100-1119 1930
NKP 1194-1208 1924
PM A800-A824

I also know of Georgia RR #2861 and Western Ry. of Alabama #161, both
almost identical cabooses. Anybody know the complete number series?
How about their sister road, Atlanta & West Point?

Santa Fe sold off some cabooses, some with these trucks. I know of
one going to C&S. And Rock Island put some of these trucks under
some of their wide vision cabooses. How many? Since these are both
post 1960 questions, please respond off-list at
b.leppert@att.net

Any help will be GREATLY appreciated.

Brian Leppert
Tahoe Model Works
Carson City, NV






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