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Re: Another quiz

Allan Smith
 

Cal Scale AB-324 Exp Reefer detail set


Al Smith
Sonora CA

On Monday, April 20, 2020, 08:38:06 PM PDT, 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


Offered: NP D&RGW CNW SLSW P2K AAR 50 ton flat cars HOI

Andy Carlson
 

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Contact me off-list (please) with questions at <midcentury@...>

Thanks,    Andy Carlson   Ojai CA



Re: Another quiz

Schuyler Larrabee
 

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


Re: Another quiz

Bruce Smith
 

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


Another quiz

Schuyler Larrabee
 

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


Re: Tamiya putty thinner

Scott H. Haycock
 

If you are referring to the white putty, it says on the tube it can be diluted with Tamiya Lacquer Thinner. So I would think any lacquer thinner should work.

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
ent


From: Charles Peck
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 5:33 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Tamiya putty thinner
 
Hi,
I'd like to know if there is a best or at least good thinner for Tamiya putty, basic type.
I'm experimenting with abusing a gondola and need to spread it thin with feathered edges.
Yes, a steam era gon in scrap service with dents and bulged out sides.
Chuck Peck


Re: Tamiya putty thinner

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Chuck,
 
I do this using Scalecoat Washaway paint remover as the thinner for the putty. I put some putty on a flat work surface, add a drop or two of Washaway, and use a small spatula to mix everything into a paste that is maybe a little less viscose than peanut putter
 
Good luck on your project!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 

From: Charles Peck
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 5:33 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Tamiya putty thinner
 
Hi,
I'd like to know if there is a best or at least good thinner for Tamiya putty, basic type.
I'm experimenting with abusing a gondola and need to spread it thin with feathered edges.
Yes, a steam era gon in scrap service with dents and bulged out sides.
Chuck Peck


Re: Tamiya putty thinner

Scott
 

May want to search YouTube.  Tamiya putty is really popular with armored modelers so I would guess they is a tutorial for it some place.  My guess is you sand it out to thin the edges.

Scott McDonald 


Re: Wabash 10 panel steel gondola

mopacfirst
 

This is the prototype for the Sunshine model, 67.2.  The prototype data sheet has one rather oblique photo, of a car with Andrews trucks.  Nice little car.

Ron Merrick


Re: Wabash 10 panel steel gondola

Rob Adams
 

Andy;

    Based on data in Wabash equipment inventory documents and a stenciling diagram, cars 13500-13749 were built during mid to late 1944, and 13750-14849 were added during 1945-46.  All were apparently built at the Wabash Shops in Decatur, IL.  These cars inherited trucks from retired cars and so some had Andrews trucks and some had AAR/Bettendorf type.

    I have an excellent side view of WAB 13963 taken in March, 1957 at San Diego, CA from Bob's Photo collection.  This car has Andrews trucks.   Drop me a line if you would like a scan to aid your modeling efforts.

Kind regards,

Rob Adams



On 4/19/20 9:48 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:
I have but a single picture of a large class (over 1300 in 1953) of 40' steel gondolas rostered by the Wabash RR.

The picture credits list this scene at a 1954 PRR wreck.

I am hoping that someone on this list can inform me as to what year were these solid floor gondolas were built.

As always,
Thanks in advance.
-Andy Carlson    Ojai CA

-- 
John Robert Adams
Wellman, Iowa


Wabash 10 panel steel gondola

Andy Carlson
 

Thanks, Gary. The more knowledgeable we become the more we discover the need for even more knowledge. This is what makes being a prototype modeler so exciting.
-Andy Carlson     Ojai CA

On Monday, April 20, 2020, 2:26:30 PM PDT, Gary Roe <wabashrr@...> wrote:


Andy,

It looks like they were built over a 3 year period....1944-1946.

gary roe
quincy, illinois





Re: Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

Bill Welch
 

Sunshine and Life-Like Proto 2000 both did these Mather boxcars. Lots of photos of these around. They were yellow.

Bill Welch


Tamiya putty thinner

Charles Peck
 

Hi, 
I'd like to know if there is a best or at least good thinner for Tamiya putty, basic type.
I'm experimenting with abusing a gondola and need to spread it thin with feathered edges.
Yes, a steam era gon in scrap service with dents and bulged out sides.
Chuck Peck


Re: Wabash 10 panel steel gondola

Gary Roe
 

Andy,

It looks like they were built over a 3 year period....1944-1946.

gary roe
quincy, illinois



On Sunday, April 19, 2020, 9:48:39 PM CDT, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:


I have but a single picture of a large class (over 1300 in 1953) of 40' steel gondolas rostered by the Wabash RR.

The picture credits list this scene at a 1954 PRR wreck.

I am hoping that someone on this list can inform me as to what year were these solid floor gondolas were built.

As always,
Thanks in advance.
-Andy Carlson    Ojai CA


Re: Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

 

Didn't mainline Models do this car , back in the 60s? My Dad built one.

Dave Strahlendorf


Re: U.S. Navy San Diego Boxcar

Dennis Storzek
 

On Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 06:45 AM, Guy Wilber wrote:
Note that his car is not equipped with an "AB" Brake system though it does have a train air line and a handbrake.   
 
It appears to have a full compliment of lever guides... I'd hazard a guess they wanted KC brake equipment, for reduced parts inventory for these captive cars, and decided to equip them in-house, using brake equipment salvaged from decommissioned cars.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

Dennis Storzek
 

That car has all the spotting features of a Mather car.

Dennis Storzek


Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CIM Boxcar 8183

A fair quality photo from Richard Leonard’s Rail Archive:

https://www.railarchive.net/cimbook/page-m36.htm

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: U.S. Navy San Diego Boxcar

Ken Adams
 

US Navy wood box car ex-Port Chicago Military Sea Terminal at the Western Railroad Museum in Rio Vista CA.


I have modeled the other car the WRM received using an Accurail 36 ex D&RGW car and Clover House dry transfer set:



--
Ken Adams


Re: The last of my stash

Schleigh Mike
 

Hi Clark!

I like your well-worn B&M 71900 model.  I thought you might like to know that that prototype number was in B&M records reported scrapped on December 19,1955.

Thanks for sharing----Mike Schleigh in ever-turning-green Grove City, Penna.

On Sunday, April 19, 2020, 11:32:10 PM EDT, Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com> wrote:


Well, not really. I've got a IM 37 mod that decorated for Erie. I was going to make a CNW PS1 out of it, but don't know when I'll ever get to a swap meet to pickup a cheap donor car for the ends. This car is what I call the 'Canadian' version it has the short top rib on the ends (Like the Erie 82000 series it's numbered for) and 8 rung ladderrs with steps attached. Hope to have it built tomorrow. Now I just learned I won about kit off eBay. Got to stop looking there...
Anyways...Here were my last two resin cars I finished up today. Naturally there's a story for each. The SC&F three compartment tank car is very appealing. The end of the box said NATX so I thought it would be generic. Wrong the decals were for a car leased to DuPont. I have no use for a DuPont car. I traded the kit decals for a set of old Champ NATX decals. The logo in that set was so oversized it wouldn't work on this mode. Maybe an O scale one? Picked a number other than the one for the DuPont car.
The F&C B&M XM1 is their early version with the as built doors and K style brakes I won off eBay last week. I wanted the car to look like it was do for rehab.
CW propst

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