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Re: Number Change On Kadee Cars

BillM
 

Allen

Try checking out Appalachian Railroad Modeling and contact the owner Dan Bourque. He models Southern and is good about responding to questions. It may take him a day or two due to work.

Bill Michael

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Allen Cain
Sent: April 29, 2020 8:33 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Number Change On Kadee Cars

 

Thanks to all who have helped on this.

 

What I really need now is help tagging specific P-S undecorated kit numbers to teh ones owned by Southern.

 

I do have Ike's great book on the Southern cars but the Kadee images are not really helpful in seeing the details.

 

Thanks,  Allen Cain


Re: Number Change On Kadee Cars

Allen Cain
 

Thanks to all who have helped on this.

What I really need now is help tagging specific P-S undecorated kit numbers to teh ones owned by Southern.

I do have Ike's great book on the Southern cars but the Kadee images are not really helpful in seeing the details.

Thanks,  Allen Cain


Re: Brass dealer

David North
 

Try this link may be the one you want:

www.alleghenyscale.com

Matt Herson

 

 

Matt,

Thanks very much.

That is the very one I was looking for.

No idea how I got “Vern” – talk about a red herring!

Anyway, I have placed an order with Jack at Alleghenyscale Models for the items I was chasing.

Can’t thank you enough.

 

And to everyone else who replied, thanks so much for your help too.

Much appreciated.

Cheers

Dave


Re: Kingan and Dubuque meat reefers closing thoughts.

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Brian,

I concur with the continuance of the Kingan brand. If you will recall a few weeks ago I sent the group a list of Western Pacific customers from 1957, and Kinghan was still listed in San Francisco at 4th & Townsend Streets (actually via interchange with the Southern Pacific).

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 12:34 AM Brian Carlson via groups.io <prrk41361=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have gone down the Kingan and Dubuque meat reefer rabbit hole for the better part of a week now.
  Regarding kingan I found the name and brand continued after the purchase by Hygrade for a few years at least. Gene Greene’s Reefer book has Kingan Reefer’s repainted/reweighed into 1956.  Non of my other books turned up a Kingan reefer.  The state Library in Indiana has digitized a bunch of Kingan employee magazines through 1954, which were a delightful rabbit hole within the rabbit hole, and page 2 of each issue lists branch houses and car lines. The closest branch house to my area was Philadelphia but they had multiple car lines into NJ and NY. The March 1954 issue had an article on the all new Kingan Hygrade all beef frankfurter. Therefore, I’m fairly confident than Kingan reefers would at least occasionally travel the Erie to the NYC area, and I’ll keep my one car.

Dubuque was easier. I found photos of their reefers in NYC and in Connecticut during my time period so I’m confident they would have travelled the Erie to Maybrook or directly into the NYC area. So I am keeping my 5 Dubuque cars.  I have a 6th car than will be going into the sell pile since I purchased a dupe along the way.

Now back to modeling.  Sometimes I think about dumping everything and getting into freelanced ON30. Maybe the Tionesta Valley Railroad.

Nah, I like the research almost as much as the modeling. Almost.

Plus I’ve determined I need Cudahy and Swift cars from the coming Rapido release.


Brian J. Carlson




Re: LNE X-29 boxcars

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks so much John, greatly appreciated
Fenton 


On Apr 28, 2020, at 11:20 PM, John Sykes III via groups.io <johnsykesiii@...> wrote:



Fenton:

 

We’re going to be in trouble here.  Originally the LNE cars were painted a red very similar to PRR freight car color of the early 1940’s.  However, this weathered rapidly and was not helped by the fact that 95%+ of their loadings was Portland cement, in kegs before WWII and following the war, the 1 cubic foot, 94 lb bags still used today.  Portland is very caustic and did a number on the paint. The few remaining X29 clones were repainted in the black scheme starting in 1956, I believe.

 

As far as models are concerned, I would paint a new car using a mix of Scalecoat II PRR Freight Car Color and Oxide Red.  For a post war car, I would use either Floquil or Scalecoat II Zinc Chromate Primer (neither one of which are available today) blended with Oxide Red varying the mix depending on how ratty you want it to look.

 

Weathering is easy . . . lots of Floquil or Scalecoat RR Grime along the bottom and especially under and around the doors, where the cement would spill from the bags and solidify with exposure to rain.  On the top and ends of the cars, since LNE used anthracite fueled steamers, then a variety of Alco diesels, a heavy application of Grimy Black is appropriate.  That’s my take on the LNE X29 clones.  Have fun!

-- John


Re: Number Change On Kadee Cars

Allen Cain
 

Do you happen to know which Kadee undecorated car would be a match for the Kadee Southern car? Or any other Southern car to go with either the Mask Island of Speedwitch decals.

Allen Cain


Re: Number Change On Kadee Cars

Allen Cain
 

David,

Very nicely done and thanks for the advice.

What printer did you use to print white?

Allen Cain


Kingan and Dubuque meat reefers closing thoughts.

Brian Carlson
 

I have gone down the Kingan and Dubuque meat reefer rabbit hole for the better part of a week now.
Regarding kingan I found the name and brand continued after the purchase by Hygrade for a few years at least. Gene Greene’s Reefer book has Kingan Reefer’s repainted/reweighed into 1956. Non of my other books turned up a Kingan reefer. The state Library in Indiana has digitized a bunch of Kingan employee magazines through 1954, which were a delightful rabbit hole within the rabbit hole, and page 2 of each issue lists branch houses and car lines. The closest branch house to my area was Philadelphia but they had multiple car lines into NJ and NY. The March 1954 issue had an article on the all new Kingan Hygrade all beef frankfurter. Therefore, I’m fairly confident than Kingan reefers would at least occasionally travel the Erie to the NYC area, and I’ll keep my one car.

Dubuque was easier. I found photos of their reefers in NYC and in Connecticut during my time period so I’m confident they would have travelled the Erie to Maybrook or directly into the NYC area. So I am keeping my 5 Dubuque cars. I have a 6th car than will be going into the sell pile since I purchased a dupe along the way.

Now back to modeling. Sometimes I think about dumping everything and getting into freelanced ON30. Maybe the Tionesta Valley Railroad.

Nah, I like the research almost as much as the modeling. Almost.

Plus I’ve determined I need Cudahy and Swift cars from the coming Rapido release.


Brian J. Carlson


Re: LNE X-29 boxcars

John Sykes III
 

Fenton:

 

We’re going to be in trouble here.  Originally the LNE cars were painted a red very similar to PRR freight car color of the early 1940’s.  However, this weathered rapidly and was not helped by the fact that 95%+ of their loadings was Portland cement, in kegs before WWII and following the war, the 1 cubic foot, 94 lb bags still used today.  Portland is very caustic and did a number on the paint. The few remaining X29 clones were repainted in the black scheme starting in 1956, I believe.

 

As far as models are concerned, I would paint a new car using a mix of Scalecoat II PRR Freight Car Color and Oxide Red.  For a post war car, I would use either Floquil or Scalecoat II Zinc Chromate Primer (neither one of which are available today) blended with Oxide Red varying the mix depending on how ratty you want it to look.

 

Weathering is easy . . . lots of Floquil or Scalecoat RR Grime along the bottom and especially under and around the doors, where the cement would spill from the bags and solidify with exposure to rain.  On the top and ends of the cars, since LNE used anthracite fueled steamers, then a variety of Alco diesels, a heavy application of Grimy Black is appropriate.  That’s my take on the LNE X29 clones.  Have fun!

-- John


Re: Number Change On Kadee Cars

hubert mask
 

Nice work.

If you would ever want to model that series of cars for the Southern I have a decal set which has both sizes of monograms for that car.


Thank you

Hubert Mask
Mask Island Decals Inc.

On Apr 28, 2020, at 8:13 PM, A&Y Dave in MD <dbott@...> wrote:

Allen,

I was able to renumber the Kadee Southern boxcar using a cotton swab lightly moistened in 91% isopropyl alcohol and rubbed gently.  I rinsed in water, then applied my homemade printed decals using Ghost White toner on Tango Papa decal paper.  I had scanned the original Kadee car side to get the numerals used for my artwork to create the custom decal.  Attached is the result comparing an original number and my renumbered cars.

<IMG_9289.jpg>

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 7:30:55 PM, you wrote:


I would appreciate advice on how to remove individual numbers from Kadee boxcar and hoppers. I have several duplicates to renumber using Kadee's decals made for the cars.

Thanks, Allen Cain



--
David Bott

Sent from David Bott's desktop PC
--
____________________________
David Bott, modeling the A&Y in '34


Re: Number Change On Kadee Cars

A&Y Dave in MD
 

Allen,

I was able to renumber the Kadee Southern boxcar using a cotton swab lightly moistened in 91% isopropyl alcohol and rubbed gently.  I rinsed in water, then applied my homemade printed decals using Ghost White toner on Tango Papa decal paper.  I had scanned the original Kadee car side to get the numerals used for my artwork to create the custom decal.  Attached is the result comparing an original number and my renumbered cars.



Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 7:30:55 PM, you wrote:


I would appreciate advice on how to remove individual numbers from Kadee boxcar and hoppers. I have several duplicates to renumber using Kadee's decals made for the cars.

Thanks, Allen Cain



--
David Bott

Sent from David Bott's desktop PC
--
____________________________
David Bott, modeling the A&Y in '34


Re: LNE X-29 boxcars

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks Gary, appreciate the heads up.
Fenton

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 7:53 PM gary laakso <vasa0vasa@...> wrote:

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 18 contains pictures and general information but nothing on their colors.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:04 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] LNE X-29 boxcars

 

LNE X-29 boxcars, 8000 series, Anyone have info on these cars?  I think they were the 8000 series.  I believe they were boxcar red in the late 1940's and early 1950's.  Can anyone tell me a good paint match for them.  I like SCII or Tru Color.  All help is appreciated.
Fenton



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
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910-420-8106
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Re: LNE X-29 boxcars

gary laakso
 

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 18 contains pictures and general information but nothing on their colors.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 4:04 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] LNE X-29 boxcars

 

LNE X-29 boxcars, 8000 series, Anyone have info on these cars?  I think they were the 8000 series.  I believe they were boxcar red in the late 1940's and early 1950's.  Can anyone tell me a good paint match for them.  I like SCII or Tru Color.  All help is appreciated.
Fenton


Re: Offered: Sunshine resin kits for PFE and ACF 8K gal. insulated tank car

Chuck Cover
 

Hi Andy,

 

I received the kit today.  Thanks.

 

Chuck

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Carlson
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:06 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Offered: Sunshine resin kits for PFE and ACF 8K gal. insulated tank car

 

Hello folks-

I have 2 new Sunshine HO resin kits which I am offering for sale. These are new, unbuilt. Free Shipping

1) Sunshine #36.1 ACF 8,000 gal. Insulated Tankcar Shippers Car Line $55

2) Sunshine #25.10 P.F.E. R-30-9/R-40-9 wood reefer        $49

 

-Andy Carlson      Ojai CA

I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee PayPal is welcomed. Contact me off-list (Please) at <midcentury@...> with questions.

Thanks,

 

 

 

 


Number Change On Kadee Cars

Allen Cain
 

I would appreciate advice on how to remove individual numbers from Kadee boxcar and hoppers. I have several duplicates to renumber using Kadee's decals made for the cars.

Thanks, Allen Cain


LNE X-29 boxcars

O Fenton Wells
 

LNE X-29 boxcars, 8000 series, Anyone have info on these cars?  I think they were the 8000 series.  I believe they were boxcar red in the late 1940's and early 1950's.  Can anyone tell me a good paint match for them.  I like SCII or Tru Color.  All help is appreciated.
Fenton


Re: Manufacturer Q - MacLeod Western

mel perry
 

the first link is for an online pharmacy
mel perry


On Tue, Apr 28, 2020, 1:17 PM Richard Brennan <rbrennan@...> wrote:
Doug MacLeod is now up in Roseville CA;  Many of
his products are on Jerry Kitts' FMW site:
http://www.foothillmodelworks.com/MLWestern.html

I think an eMail he uses on some Groups.io lists is:
<dmacleod123@...>

--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------

At 01:24 PM 4/27/2020, Jack Burgess wrote:
>Yes, I’ve known Doug since the 1970s. Try
>
>dmacleod@...
>
>Jack Burgess
>
>From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
>[mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of lrkdbn via groups.io
>Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 12:32 PM
>To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
>Subject: [RealSTMFC] Manufacturer Q
>
>I was going through some old magazines and came
>across a reference to Doug MacLeod from Orinda CA
>as a maker of detail parts for model freight
>cars. Anybody know anything about him?
>Larry King






Re: Reading double sheathed boxcar 121XX

Richard Townsend
 

That's the car. Thanks!
Nice surprise to see there's a kit for it.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: David via groups.io <jaydeet2001@...>
To: RealSTMFC <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Apr 28, 2020 3:30 pm
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Reading double sheathed boxcar 121XX

Likely one of the remnants of class XMp, series 11550-13549 built in
1910 and 1913 by AC&F. Typical double-sheathed box cars with fishbelly
center sills and two horizontal pressed steel bands wrapped around the
ends. Many were rebuilt with steel doors and roofs in the 1920s. F&C
8194 and 8195 model these; here's a built-up version on Ebay:

David Thompson




Reading double sheathed boxcar 121XX

David
 

Likely one of the remnants of class XMp, series 11550-13549 built in 1910 and 1913 by AC&F. Typical double-sheathed box cars with fishbelly center sills and two horizontal pressed steel bands wrapped around the ends. Many were rebuilt with steel doors and roofs in the 1920s. F&C 8194 and 8195 model these; here's a built-up version on Ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Funaro-F-C-HO-Reading-XMP-DS-36-wood-door-Hutchins-roof-boxcar-Kit-8194/312673260346

David Thompson


Re: Manufacturer Q - MacLeod Western

Richard Brennan
 

Doug MacLeod is now up in Roseville CA; Many of his products are on Jerry Kitts' FMW site:
http://www.foothillmodelworks.com/MLWestern.html

I think an eMail he uses on some Groups.io lists is:
<dmacleod123@comcast.net>

--------------------
Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA
--------------------

At 01:24 PM 4/27/2020, Jack Burgess wrote:
Yes, I’ve known Doug since the 1970s. Try

dmacleod@macleodwestern.com

Jack Burgess

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of lrkdbn via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 12:32 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Manufacturer Q

I was going through some old magazines and came across a reference to Doug MacLeod from Orinda CA
as a maker of detail parts for model freight cars. Anybody know anything about him?
Larry King

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