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Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Covid 9 Builds

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Nice job, Fenton!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 12:51 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Covid 9 Builds

 

Here is what I've built and am building since the shut down.  Something old, something new, something plastic, something resin and some things not complete, nothing blue but me since I am not able to escape...
Fenton Wells


Re: Covid 9 Builds

Nelson Moyer
 

Nice variety of cars, Fenton. I’m glad to see somebody else is building passenger cars. I posted a question on the passenger car group this morning asking about hand brakes on CB&Q heavyweight baggage, RPO, and dining cars. I only have photos of one end of all the cars I’m building and no scale drawings, so I don’t know if hand brakes were on one or both ends, and if only one end, which end?  The hand brakes in photos I have are the old long curved handle ratchet, pawl, and chain type. Perhaps you or someone in this group has an answer.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 11:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Covid 9 Builds

 

Here is what I've built and am building since the shut down.  Something old, something new, something plastic, something resin and some things not complete, nothing blue but me since I am not able to escape...
Fenton Wells


Covid 9 Builds

O Fenton Wells
 

Here is what I've built and am building since the shut down.  Something old, something new, something plastic, something resin and some things not complete, nothing blue but me since I am not able to escape...
Fenton Wells


Early Lehigh Valley boxcars

Eric Hansmann
 

Ray Breyer has pulled together a summary of the Lehigh Valley boxcar fleet of 1925. The PDF resource can be accessed in the latest DesignBuildOp blog post.

Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


Milwaukee Road steel gondola 93100

Lester Breuer
 

I decided it was time to build an “ oldie,” Milwaukee Road all steel gondola 93100.  If you are interested in the build of MILW gondola 93100 including changes and addition of parts not in the kit.  Photos and writeup of the build process including primer, paint and weathering are now available on my blog I have to share photos and writeup of modeling projects on my Minneapolis & Northland Railroad Company.   If you would like to take a look please do at the following link:


http://mnrailroadcab100.blogspot.com/

 

 

Lester Breuer

 


Re: OT: What Groups are people following on Groups.io

Bill Welch
 

There is also a Freight Car Group focused on building Styrene: https://plasticfreightcarbuiilders.groups.io/g/main/topics

Bill Welch


Re: OT: What Groups are people following on Groups.io

Almufti Hishman
 

Hi,

This is a subgroup of the Southern Railway group.
https://southernrailway.groups.io/g/ModelingTheSouthern

Regards,
Jeff Oliver


Re: Brazelton 80+ Sensitive Drill Press and X-Y Table (for sale)

Jack Burgess
 

No, I still have me drill press but it is a Cameron drill press and can go below #80 drill bits but normally #80 is fine.

 

Jack Burgess

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill J. via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Brazelton 80+ Sensitive Drill Press and X-Y Table (for sale)

 

Jack, did you ever sell this?  I'm looking for one.

Bill Jolitz


Re: Brazelton 80+ Sensitive Drill Press and X-Y Table (for sale)

Bill J.
 

Jack, did you ever sell this?  I'm looking for one.

Bill Jolitz


Re: OT: What Groups are people following on Groups.io

Bob Chaparro
 

 

You have one of my groups, the Railway Bull Shippers Group.

 

You might also enjoy the Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group at:

 

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup

 

This is a group for modelers, railfans and historians.

 

The group collects and shares information about the operations of the Santa Fe, Pacific Electric, Pacific Fruit Express as they relate to Southern California's citrus industry. The group also collects and shares information about packing and shipping activities and citrus farming with a concentration on the ice bunker refrigerator car era.

 

Bob Chaparro

 

Hemet, CA

 

 


Re: Photo: MP Boxcar 85825

Brian Stokes
 

I might be missing something obvious, but I was wondering to myself yesterday how paper seals were attached to steel sheathed cars and steel doors.
--
Brian Stokes
https://northpoint48.blogspot.com/


Re: LNE 1923 ARA Proposed Standard Steel Boxcars

Benjamin Hom
 

I wrote:
"This car does have the PRR Class X29 1928 side sheathing pattern and 5 ft kingpin-to-striker spacing, but the 4/4 Dreadnaught ends are different from the 1932/1934 Class X29 Dreadnaught end (compare with the photo of PRR 100800 from the November 2001 Railmodel Journal article).  Again, not an X29, and not a simple repaint of a Red Caboose dreadnaught end car due to the ends and roof."

David Thompson replied:
"I think that is a 5'6" draft arm length. Compare the location of the four rivets for the body bolster (roughly centered on the panel above)
to this ex-PRR X29:

I'll buy that, and after taking a closer look at the photo of LNE 8691, I got the side sheathing pattern incorrect as well.  It definitely has the ARA side sheathing pattern when compared with the linked photo of PC 38423.  These are definitely odd cars. 


Ben Hom


What's on your workbench?

Pierre Oliver
 

A quick update from Yarmouth Model Works
https://elgincarshops.blogspot.com/2020/04/whats-on-your-workbench.html

--
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com


Re: NPMX 504 Mech Reefer

Tim O'Connor
 


I agree with you Tony, but I could also point out several HO scale plastic
models for which there were 500 or fewer prototype cars (some as little as
100 cars), and a much larger number of model cars that had only one owner.

It's all about sales, right? :-)

Let's just keep hoping the 3-D printing will improve to the point that we can
get some of the less common stuff. For example, I would LOVE to have a model of
an NYMX 50 foot reefer. ;-)

ART, MILW and NP also had 50 foot mechanicals. :-(

Tim O'Connor

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On 4/29/2020 10:07 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Tim O'Connor wrote:

No 40 foot mechanical reefers in HO scale in plastic, resin or brass.

And darn few in the prototype, short-lived too. Maybe the HO prevalence is connected?

Tony Thompson


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: LNE 1923 box cars A question about the roofs of these cars

Bill Welch
 

With Branchline's permission I used their rectangular and diagonal paneled roofs to make the MEC and LNE roof patterns for the Speedwitch conversion kits and while the panels of the diagonal paneled roof do not line up exactly they are very close and that area is covered by the running board anyway so someone has to look very closely to see the mis-match.

Bill Welch
To clarify the outer edges of the diagonal panels line up exactly and indeed I used the outer edges to get each half aligned before joining them. The interior edges of the diagonal are slightly misaligned.

Bill Welch


Re: LNE 1923 box cars A question about the roofs of these cars

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks a lot Bill, learned a lot yesterday and more today 
Fenton 


On Apr 30, 2020, at 6:10 AM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Ben Hom wrote: "This is why Ted's kit was so valuable as the diagonal panel roofs of the LNE and MEC cars are sized to fit these narrower cars.  You can't take a roof from a 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar and narrow it via splitting it down the center as the panels no longer line up.  An alternate approach might be to take a 50 ft diagonal panel roof and shorten it as they're slightly narrower, but this might still be too wide."

With Branchline's permission I used their rectangular and diagonal paneled roofs to make the MEC and LNE roof patterns for the Speedwitch conversion kits and while the panels of the diagonal paneled roof do not line up exactly they are very close and that area is covered by the running board anyway so someone has to look very closely to see the mis-match.

Bill Welch


Re: LNE 1923 box cars A question about the roofs of these cars

Bill Welch
 

Ben Hom wrote: "This is why Ted's kit was so valuable as the diagonal panel roofs of the LNE and MEC cars are sized to fit these narrower cars.  You can't take a roof from a 40 ft postwar AAR boxcar and narrow it via splitting it down the center as the panels no longer line up.  An alternate approach might be to take a 50 ft diagonal panel roof and shorten it as they're slightly narrower, but this might still be too wide."

With Branchline's permission I used their rectangular and diagonal paneled roofs to make the MEC and LNE roof patterns for the Speedwitch conversion kits and while the panels of the diagonal paneled roof do not line up exactly they are very close and that area is covered by the running board anyway so someone has to look very closely to see the mis-match.

Bill Welch


Re: NPMX 504 Mech Reefer

Tony Thompson
 

Tim O'Connor wrote:

No 40 foot mechanical reefers in HO scale in plastic, resin or brass.

And darn few in the prototype, short-lived too. Maybe the HO prevalence is connected?

Tony Thompson




Re: NPMX 504 Mech Reefer

mopacfirst
 

Not only that, but this is one of those cars that had brackets for the roofwalk supports like some of the Mather reefers. 

Ron Merrick


Re: OT: What Groups are people following on Groups.io

Ken Vandevoort <apo09324@...>
 

I join any group for prototype or model in any scale that has a decent following.  There is always something to learn from others and sometimes I can contribute or help with detail parts.

Ken Vandevoort

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