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Re: Yellow freight cars (was RE: Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183)

Schuyler Larrabee
 

For example:

 

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/acy/acy3217d19.jpg

 

I know many of you are aware of the Fallen Flags site. But it seems not to be referred to very often.  Or supported?  It’s a labor of love and depends on donations for support.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Carlson via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:13 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Yellow freight cars (was RE: Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183)

 

ACY had yellow cars post 1960. 

Brian J. Carlson 



On Apr 21, 2020, at 12:56 PM, Aley, Jeff A <jeff.a.aley@...> wrote:



Re: Yellow freight cars – clearly Don meant boxcars; otherwise I’d submit UP’s stock cars, which were yellow.

 

Did the AC&Y have yellow box cars?  I have a Bev-Bel-decorated Athearn box car that I got when I was a kid.  I have no idea how unprototypical it is.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald B. Valentine via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:56 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

 

   But I think Dave may be correct as well,Bill.I seem to remember a Mainline Models kit for the C&IM car 

only it was a model of a 40 ft. car and not very acceptable as an accurate Mather car. But you are correct,

of course, in that they were yellow and they had a diamond herald on their doors. The C&IM cars are the 

only freight cars I can recall that were yellow except the MKT and TH&B cars.

 

My best, Don Valentine


Re: Yellow freight cars (was RE: Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183)

Brian Carlson
 

ACY had yellow cars post 1960. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Apr 21, 2020, at 12:56 PM, Aley, Jeff A <jeff.a.aley@...> wrote:



Re: Yellow freight cars – clearly Don meant boxcars; otherwise I’d submit UP’s stock cars, which were yellow.

 

Did the AC&Y have yellow box cars?  I have a Bev-Bel-decorated Athearn box car that I got when I was a kid.  I have no idea how unprototypical it is.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald B. Valentine via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:56 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

 

   But I think Dave may be correct as well,Bill.I seem to remember a Mainline Models kit for the C&IM car 

only it was a model of a 40 ft. car and not very acceptable as an accurate Mather car. But you are correct,

of course, in that they were yellow and they had a diamond herald on their doors. The C&IM cars are the 

only freight cars I can recall that were yellow except the MKT and TH&B cars.

 

My best, Don Valentine


Notes on Using Archer's Surface Detail Decals: From the Boys. . .

Bill Welch
 

. . . at the Clearwater Car Shops at missive to stimulate your Noodle and provide modeling motivation they hope. The boys told me they have numerous scribbled notes in their Bib Overalls they will be going over for more "shreds of inspiration."

Model On!
Bill Welch


Re: TRACTORS, again

Douglas Harding
 

According to a post by Dave Husman on another site: Plate C max width is 10’8” including grabs and door fixtures. A car can be wider than that but cars over 11 ft are "dimensional" and over 12 ft are "excessive dimension loads" (wide loads).  They must be cleared by the railroad before moving.  It may take a year to figure out the route and get the clearances on a load over 13 ft wide that travels over several railroads.

 

High/Wide loads are special moves. I knew a trucker who moved excess size loads for John Deere out of Waterloo. He had to have permits for each state. Was restricted to certain roads, certain hours, certain bridges. Had to have escorts in some states. And he was not always allowed to use the same route for identical loads. Seems highway engineers did not want to stress bridges too many times with excess weight, so he was only permitted to cross a given bridge X number of times per year. Repeat trips meant different routes.

 

I suspect railroads had similar restrictions, even if the clearance was there.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] TRACTORS, again

 

I don’t know (but would like to) about tractors, but my immediate thought was that Marion Steam Shovel in Marion O, (steam freight car era abbreviation) would probably have been able to make use of a wider than normal flat car deck . . .

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald B. Valentine via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:05 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] TRACTORS, again

 

Hello folks,

 

    Looking for something else this morning in my 1940 CarBuilders I ran across a photo ad

of an Erie #7500 series 50 ft., 3 in. flat car with an "extra wide" 10 ft. 2 in. deck  that "allows 

loading tractors crosswise". Nice looking flatcar buit by Youngstown Steel but where were

there tractor building facilities on the Erie?

 

Cordialy, Don Valentine


Yellow freight cars (was RE: Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183)

Aley, Jeff A
 

Re: Yellow freight cars – clearly Don meant boxcars; otherwise I’d submit UP’s stock cars, which were yellow.

 

Did the AC&Y have yellow box cars?  I have a Bev-Bel-decorated Athearn box car that I got when I was a kid.  I have no idea how unprototypical it is.

 

Regards,

 

-Jeff

 

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald B. Valentine via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:56 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

 

   But I think Dave may be correct as well,Bill.I seem to remember a Mainline Models kit for the C&IM car 

only it was a model of a 40 ft. car and not very acceptable as an accurate Mather car. But you are correct,

of course, in that they were yellow and they had a diamond herald on their doors. The C&IM cars are the 

only freight cars I can recall that were yellow except the MKT and TH&B cars.

 

My best, Don Valentine


Re: Rebuilt Double sheathed boxcars using Youngstown Steel Boxcars

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Don,

Steve Hile and I were just trading emails about the WP's rebuilt 40', 1
1/2-door wood-sided auto boxcars.

There were two groups:

14001-14100, from Mt. Vernon, 1923, with Hutchins ends
14101-14300, from Standard Tank Car Co., 1924, with Youngstown ends.

From about 1937 to 1941 or so, these cars were rebuilt with steel sides in
several small lots. The final rebuild numbering looked like this:

50 cars from series 14001 were rebuilt as steel double-door auto boxcars
(12' 6" opening), renumbered 19001-19050.

40 cars from series 14001 were rebuilt as steel single-door general
boxcars, renumbered 14501-14800. I don't have the information on where the
missing ten cars went. Apparently there was space here for the 14100
series, but the series was later cut back to 14501-14540.

200 cars from series 14100 were rebuilt as steel single-door general
boxcars, 14301-14500.

At some point in the 1940s, series 14500-14501 were consolidated onto to
the end of series 14301-14500 in the ORERs. So any thing from 14501 on had
Hutchins ends.

The double-door cars are listed in my 1952 sheets, but they were gone
before 1955. The single-door cars were rapidly retired during the 1950s,
particularly after 1954 when the WP began to standardize on 50 PS-1s, but a
handful were still working into the 1960s.

Frank Brehm's Western Pacific History Online offered the general
arrangement drawings from these cars, which had their whole history. A
couple of years back he removed the drawings to redo that part of the site,
but they have not returned. In my collection I have almost unreadable
photocopies of the GA drawings from 1930 for both groups, when the cars
were still in as-delivered condition.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


Re: TRACTORS, again

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I don’t know (but would like to) about tractors, but my immediate thought was that Marion Steam Shovel in Marion O, (steam freight car era abbreviation) would probably have been able to make use of a wider than normal flat car deck . . .

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald B. Valentine via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:05 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] TRACTORS, again

 

Hello folks,

 

    Looking for something else this morning in my 1940 CarBuilders I ran across a photo ad

of an Erie #7500 series 50 ft., 3 in. flat car with an "extra wide" 10 ft. 2 in. deck  that "allows 

loading tractors crosswise". Nice looking flatcar buit by Youngstown Steel but where were

there tractor building facilities on the Erie?

 

Cordialy, Don Valentine


Re: FARMALL TRACTOR loads

Douglas Harding
 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mont Switzer
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:06 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR loads

 

And of course there was the issue of the hot sun “warming” the seats on farm tractors without cabs.  According to a book I read this is why John Deere wen to the yellow seats; they absorbed less heat.  Flipping a Farmall seat over would take it out of the direct sun and make the covering more bearable when in use.

 

Before metal cabs you could buy a huge umbrella for you tractor.  Helped with the blistering sun.  They material faded out fast.

 

Before metal cabs farmers installed canvas winter fronts on their tractors so all of the engine heat was routed back to the driver.  It kept the front of your body warmer, buy your back will still as exposed as ever.

 

Montford L. Switzer

President

Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.

mswitzer@...

(765) 836-2914

 


Re: Another quiz

Spen Kellogg
 

Another quiz
From: Schuyler Larrabee
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 20:08:17 PDT

As I reorganize (who am I kidding, organize for the first time) the hundreds of parts I’ve accumulated since about 1977, I find some things I just don’t recognize.

I mean, I recognize that the part in the attachment is brake gear, but I don’t recognize the maker or specifically what these parts are for.  The two levers are cast in one piece, with a short distance between them, which makes me think they are intended for, perhaps, a tender?  Or are these passenger car parts?

 Pretty nice detail to them, but what are they for??  For some reason, I have a half-dozen of these.

************

Schuyler,

The casting is part of a Cal Scale set of four castings for a Westinghouse UC brake set. I think the part # was 190-273 although I am not able to confirm it. However, the same set of castings is still available in styrene plastic under the number #190-300 (#AB-300 is Cal Scale's number). The quality of the plastic castings appears to be better than the brass one you have. Other castings include a bracket to hold the brake cylinder and lever assembly, the service and auxiliary reservoirs, and the emergency reservoir.

Spen Kellogg


Re: Rebuilt Double sheathed boxcars using Youngstown Steel wi

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hello again folks,

    As most of us are aware, a nimber f roads rebuiilt doble sheathed boxcars especially
in the ten years from 1935 to 1945 using Youngstown Steel Kits of new steel sides that 
allowed the reuse of the complete underframe and trucks in addition to the ends and roof
if desired. Some of the new sides were ten panel and some were eight panel. I presume
that the number of panels per side was determined by the framing of the car to be rebuilt 
but amd not certain of this and am trying to determine if this is the correct reasoning. The
original idea behind such sides was the reconstruction of USRA double sheathed cars but 
again as most of us know there were a lot of 40 ft. double sheathed cars construced as late
as the early 1930's that appear to have been good candidates for such rebuilding. Thus I 
am tryng to determine what roads rebuilt any of their USRA doubjle sheathed cars and
what roads rebuilt similar cars. Whether or not the cars had a fishbelly underframe and
what type of end and roof the non=USRA cars had is also information being sought as is
the road number before and after the cars were rebuilt together with the year the original 
car was built and the years in which they were rebuilt.

    Some of this information is available for the USRA cars but is more difficut to find for
 non-USRA cars. I'm truing to create a chart with as much of this informatin included as 
can be found. Thanks for any assistance anyne can provide.

Don Valentine


Re: Another Quiz

Spen Kellogg
 

Another quiz
From: Schuyler Larrabee
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 20:08:17 PDT

As I reorganize (who am I kidding, organize for the first time) the hundreds of parts I’ve accumulated since about 1977, I find some things I just don’t recognize.

I mean, I recognize that the part in the attachment is brake gear, but I don’t recognize the maker or specifically what these parts are for.  The two levers are cast in one piece, with a short distance between them, which makes me think they are intended for, perhaps, a tender?  Or are these passenger car parts?

 Pretty nice detail to them, but what are they for??  For some reason, I have a half-dozen of these.

 Schuyler,

The casting is part of a Cal Scale set of four castings for a Westinghouse UC brake set. I think the part # was 190-273 although I am not able to confirm it. However, the same set of castings is still available in styrene plastic under the number #190-300 (#AB-300 is Cal Scale's number). The quality of the plastic castings appears to be better than the brass one you have. Other castings include a bracket to hold the brake cylinder and lever assembly, the service and auxiliary reservoirs, and the emergency reservoir.

Spen Kellogg


Re: FARMALL TRACTOR loads

Mont Switzer
 

And of course there was the issue of the hot sun “warming” the seats on farm tractors without cabs.  According to a book I read this is why John Deere wen to the yellow seats; they absorbed less heat.  Flipping a Farmall seat over would take it out of the direct sun and make the covering more bearable when in use.

 

Before metal cabs you could buy a huge umbrella for you tractor.  Helped with the blistering sun.  They material faded out fast.

 

Before metal cabs farmers installed canvas winter fronts on their tractors so all of the engine heat was routed back to the driver.  It kept the front of your body warmer, buy your back will still as exposed as ever.

 

Montford L. Switzer

President

Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.

mswitzer@...

(765) 836-2914

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:58 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR loads

 

Tim actually the seats on the Farmalls were on a hinge, so they could be tipped backwards. I believe this prevented rain from puddling in the seat covering. The seat cover was canvas. Color varied through the years, black, silver, and later red and silver. It was a metal seat with holes, for ventilation as well as drainage.

 

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:04 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR loads

 


The Alton was still under the control of the B&O in those days

And yes, the seats must all be removed and installed upside down!!

The PROTOTYPE POLICE will be by to inspect your work. :-D:-P




On 4/17/2020 12:55 PM, Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io wrote:

Don’t forget to look at the STEAM ERA FREIGHT CARS in the background.  I don’t recall seeing an ALTON car very often.  First fully shown car to the left.  Any commentary about that car from the learned among us?

 

WRT the seats being tipped backwards . . . protecting the cushioned side from rain?  Not very effective if so but better than letting the depressed seats fill with water . . .

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 12:43 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR loads

 

Matt, 

 

Great photo. Thanks. Did everyone notice the position of the seats? Will you all be tearing apart your models to remount the seats per this photo?  😢

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 11:44 AM Matt Smith <flyn96@...> wrote:

Here shot on the delivery end. Bloomington Il, Alton Depot. 8/7/1944 Illinois Digital Archives, Pantagraph Collection.


--
Matt Smith
Bloomington, IL

Attachments:

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: TRACTORS, again

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Hello folks,

    Looking for something else this morning in my 1940 CarBuilders I ran across a photo ad
of an Erie #7500 series 50 ft., 3 in. flat car with an "extra wide" 10 ft. 2 in. deck  that "allows 
loading tractors crosswise". Nice looking flatcar buit by Youngstown Steel but where were
there tractor building facilities on the Erie?

Cordialy, Don Valentine


Re: FARMALL TRACTOR loads

Douglas Harding
 

Tim actually the seats on the Farmalls were on a hinge, so they could be tipped backwards. I believe this prevented rain from puddling in the seat covering. The seat cover was canvas. Color varied through the years, black, silver, and later red and silver. It was a metal seat with holes, for ventilation as well as drainage.

 

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 8:04 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR loads

 


The Alton was still under the control of the B&O in those days

And yes, the seats must all be removed and installed upside down!!

The PROTOTYPE POLICE will be by to inspect your work. :-D:-P




On 4/17/2020 12:55 PM, Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io wrote:

Don’t forget to look at the STEAM ERA FREIGHT CARS in the background.  I don’t recall seeing an ALTON car very often.  First fully shown car to the left.  Any commentary about that car from the learned among us?

 

WRT the seats being tipped backwards . . . protecting the cushioned side from rain?  Not very effective if so but better than letting the depressed seats fill with water . . .

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 12:43 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR loads

 

Matt, 

 

Great photo. Thanks. Did everyone notice the position of the seats? Will you all be tearing apart your models to remount the seats per this photo?  😢

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 11:44 AM Matt Smith <flyn96@...> wrote:

Here shot on the delivery end. Bloomington Il, Alton Depot. 8/7/1944 Illinois Digital Archives, Pantagraph Collection.


--
Matt Smith
Bloomington, IL

Attachments:

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: FARMALL TRACTOR loads

Tim O'Connor
 


The Alton was still under the control of the B&O in those days

And yes, the seats must all be removed and installed upside down!!

The PROTOTYPE POLICE will be by to inspect your work. :-D:-P




On 4/17/2020 12:55 PM, Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io wrote:

Don’t forget to look at the STEAM ERA FREIGHT CARS in the background.  I don’t recall seeing an ALTON car very often.  First fully shown car to the left.  Any commentary about that car from the learned among us?

 

WRT the seats being tipped backwards . . . protecting the cushioned side from rain?  Not very effective if so but better than letting the depressed seats fill with water . . .

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 12:43 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR loads

 

Matt, 

 

Great photo. Thanks. Did everyone notice the position of the seats? Will you all be tearing apart your models to remount the seats per this photo?  😢

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 11:44 AM Matt Smith <flyn96@...> wrote:

Here shot on the delivery end. Bloomington Il, Alton Depot. 8/7/1944 Illinois Digital Archives, Pantagraph Collection.


--
Matt Smith
Bloomington, IL

Attachments:



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


SOLD: NP D&RGW CNW SLSW P2K AAR 50 ton flat cars HO

Andy Carlson
 

Hi-
The flat cars have been sold. Thanks,
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Re: Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

Mont Switzer
 

Yellow boxcars:  Muncie and Western RR (MWR) had a couple of hundred Mather boxcars painted yellow and THE BALL LINE slogan on the sides, Ball canning jar on the doors.  Around 1958 they went to cars similar to USRA rebuilds, some with 8 panel steel sides, some with 10 panels.  These cars were painted yellow also, but they avoided painting the canning jar on the corrugated doors.

 

MWR cars ran all over the country delivering canning jars to distributors.  They are well photographed because of their color.

 

Mont   

 

Montford L. Switzer

President

Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.

mswitzer@...

(765) 836-2914

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald B. Valentine via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 7:56 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

 

   But I think Dave may be correct as well,Bill.I seem to remember a Mainline Models kit for the C&IM car 

only it was a model of a 40 ft. car and not very acceptable as an accurate Mather car. But you are correct,

of course, in that they were yellow and they had a diamond herald on their doors. The C&IM cars are the 

only freight cars I can recall that were yellow except the MKT and TH&B cars.

 

My best, Don Valentine


Re: Another quiz

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

 Right on Bruce and Cal Scale it is. Unfortunately these are cast by the lot plastic, 
instead of lost wax, process and I'm told the mold in which the platic parts were 
molded has long since worn out with no plans at Bowser to replace it. I boought
100 of them from Bowser when the first took over the Cal-Scale line but have 
long since run out of them myself.

My best, Don Valentine


Re: Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

   But I think Dave may be correct as well,Bill.I seem to remember a Mainline Models kit for the C&IM car 
only it was a model of a 40 ft. car and not very acceptable as an accurate Mather car. But you are correct,
of course, in that they were yellow and they had a diamond herald on their doors. The C&IM cars are the 
only freight cars I can recall that were yellow except the MKT and TH&B cars.

My best, Don Valentine


Re: Another quiz

O Fenton Wells
 

Looks like passenger car brake stuff
Fenton 


On Apr 20, 2020, at 11:38 PM, Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee@...> wrote:



Thank you, Bruce!

 

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 11:30 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Another quiz

 

Passenger car UC brake cylinder, UC valve and levers. Cal Scale?

 

Regards,

Bruce 

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee@...>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 10:08 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Another quiz

 

As I reorganize (who am I kidding, organize for the first time) the hundreds of parts I’ve accumulated since about 1977, I find some things I just don’t recognize.

 

I mean, I recognize that the part in the attachment is brake gear, but I don’t recognize the maker or specifically what these parts are for.  The two levers are cast in one piece, with a short distance between them, which makes me think they are intended for, perhaps, a tender?  Or are these passenger car parts?

 

Pretty nice detail to them, but what are they for??  For some reason, I have a half-dozen of these.

 

Schuyler

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