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Re: Photo: Metallic Blasting Shot Load In Boxcar

Brad Andonian
 

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/32475/rec/10

 

I briefly searched and found this keen image of a ATSF BX-3 circa 1941 waiting to be loaded with plywood.

 

Enjoy!

 

Brad Andonian
Seattle [where is sometimes rains]


Manufacturer Q

lrkdbn
 

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: Photo: Metallic Blasting Shot Load In Boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 

Nice, and I can read the repack stencil too - GN RY in 1950

That's an SP&S 12000 series box car built in 1949 and it's pretty
weathered after under two years of service!

On 4/27/2020 1:54 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:

Photo: Metallic Blasting Shot Load In Boxcar

A 1950 photo from the Tacoma Public Library:

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/17156/rec/596

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Very good detail of the door on the SP B-50-18 boxcar.

The bags on the hand truck are mineral insulation.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Brass dealer

Jerry Michels
 

I'll endorse brasstrains.com too.  Wonderful folks and the website is very nice, even to the point that you can enter your personal brass collection as a list.  Jerry Michels


Re: Full Cushion Survivors [was Santa Fe Fe-24 . . . ]

mofwcaboose <MOFWCABOOSE@...>
 

Interesting photos and I scanned them for my files. I am always interested in photos of old MOW equipment, even though I have over 15,000 negatives of them myself.

John C. La Rue, Jr.
Bonita Springs, FL



Re: Santa Fe Fe-24 and Fe-28 photos

earlyrail
 

Allied Full Cushion Trucks - Alaska Railroad
Can't date the ARR photos but,
The Allied Full Cushion trucks made it to Seattle in 1964 via rail barge.
Do not know how far the went after that. (yes, I have photos)

Howard Garner


Re: Photo: Metallic Blasting Shot Load In Boxcar

Todd Sullivan
 

And if you do enlarge it, and look at the second car, you can see the original SP&S steel boxcar lettering.  Too bad the numbers on both cars are obscured, but the SP&S car is from the 11000-12499 series (according to my Jan 1952 ORER), built by NP in 1948.

Todd Sullivan


Re: Building Roofs - was Re: boxcars can be lined up on two tracks

Schuyler Larrabee
 

And when people say “cement” when they are talking about concrete.

 

Schuyler

Also an architect

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of CJ Riley via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 7:13 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Building Roofs - was Re: boxcars can be lined up on two tracks

 

You are correct and tar paper is one of my pet peeves, along with cinder blocks!

CJ Riley Architect



Re: boxcars can be lined up on two tracks

Schuyler Larrabee
 

As someone else mentioned in a now-deleted-from-my-computer email, not all tar paper roofs had granules.  “Tar Paper” was simply a roofing felt which was impregnated with tar, and innocent of granules.  Sometimes hard to unroll because the tar had softened and very effectively stuck together the layers of the roll, generally, they were laid down in two layers, set in hot mopped roofing tar (the kind that stinks) directly on the roof, then a second layer offset from the first laterally, also laid in hot mopped tar.  One “feature” of this was, when laid directly on a wood roof, was that when the roof got hot enough (black roof in direct sun, you bet it got hot!) that first application of tar could soften enough to drip through any open joints, gaps or knots in the planks.  Made a hell of a mess in the spaces or floors below.  The men that laid these roofs were typically pretty slender and lean, because all that heat sweated all their moisture out of them!

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:18 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] boxcars can be lined up on two tracks

 

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 10:39 AM, Michael Aufderheide wrote:

Most flat roofs of that era and later in the Midwest are "tar paper".  More accurately; roofing felts tarred over in several layers.  I have crawled over many and on hot days, had the gooey tar on as many pairs of shoes.  The felts do not have a granulated top coat, just goo.

Often called a "mopped roof" because the hot tar (or asphalt) is applied with a mop. That's what the near end closest to the camera looks like. However, further away, each 3' x 33' strip is a slightly different color. I suspect they had a roof leak and sent somebody up there to patch it with a few rolls of 'roll roofing' which is the proper name for the rolls with the granuals on it.

Dennis Storzek


Re: NKP rebuilt box

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

Clarification:  My question on color was in regards to the as built cars.

Thanks again:

Bill Pardie



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Brian Carlson via groups.io" <prrk41361@...>
Date: 4/27/20 5:56 AM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] NKP rebuilt box

Yes NKP rebuilt some (goal was 100 cars, not sure if all were done) war emergency cars into this configuration in 1964.  beyond the end of this list.

Brian J. Carlson
> On Apr 27, 2020, at 11:48 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:
>
> 
> Yes, definitely. Built in 1944.
>
>
>> On 4/27/2020 11:33 AM, mopacfirst wrote:
>> Found this interesting car on line.
>>
>> http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/nkp/nkp08239jpa.jpg
>>
>> Was this rebuilt from a war emergency boxcar?
>>
>> Ron Merrick
>
>
> --
> *Tim O'Connor*
> *Sterling, Massachusetts*
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Re: NKP rebuilt box

WILLIAM PARDIE
 

I know that the ends and underbody on these cars were black.  Was rhe roof black as well?

Thanks:

Bill Pardie



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-------- Original message --------
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Date: 4/27/20 5:50 AM (GMT-10:00)
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] NKP rebuilt box


Yes, definitely. Built in 1944.


On 4/27/2020 11:33 AM, mopacfirst wrote:
> Found this interesting car on line.
>
> http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/nkp/nkp08239jpa.jpg
>
> Was this rebuilt from a war emergency boxcar?
>
> Ron Merrick


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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*




Full Cushion Survivors [was Santa Fe Fe-24 . . . ]

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

Here are two photos of Allied Full Cushion trucks under converted troop sleepers.

BAR C10 is a summer cabin near Tilton, New Hampshire, among a bunch of (mostly) restored cabooses on the old B&M line to Lincoln. The track belongs to the state and is mothballed, except for an occasional movement to the leased portions used the Clark family's two tourist railroads and their occasional "leaf peeper specials" in the autumn.

C&O camp car X1029 was resident in the yard at Charlottesville, seen here about 1985. The yard was downsized and demoted from a crew change point shortly after this photo. All the really cool old MW equipment was then scrapped.

I'm moving on to scanning my C&O negatives shortly. Lots of old MW boxcars in this section. I will be glad to share the photos of cars appropriate to our era if people here are interested. Sadly, I only had pocket camera at that time. The photos aren't the sharpest, but at least I got 'em, and Photoshop can do some amazing things to marginal images.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Re: Brass dealer

Scott Kremer
 

If you are looking for a comprehensive brass dealer try brasstrains.com.  I have done a lot of business with them and they are outstanding.  I have purchased from them and sold to them.

Have fun,

Scott Kremer

On Apr 27, 2020, at 1:29 PM, David North <david.north@...> wrote:

Someone recently had a link in their post to a brass model train dealer.
I can’t find the post now or remember the dealer’s name(senior moments abound.)
Does anyone remember posting or seeing said post, please?
Cheers
Dave


Photo: Metallic Blasting Shot Load In Boxcar

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Metallic Blasting Shot Load In Boxcar

A 1950 photo from the Tacoma Public Library:

http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p17061coll21/id/17156/rec/596

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Very good detail of the door on the SP B-50-18 boxcar.

The bags on the hand truck are mineral insulation.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Santa Fe Fe-24 and Fe-28 photos

Curt Fortenberry
 


Given the condition of the cars, I'll predict the ARR wreck was probably early 50's.  I can't read the reweigh date on that one car, but it might be mid-50's.  ARR used these trucks well into the 1990's, even early 2000's on the MOW cars; cars with these trucks captive to AK naturally.  ARR still has former troop cars in MOW service, but the ones I've seen in the last decade have been given newer trucks.  I would suspect the track was the culprit back then.

Curt Fortenberry


Re: NKP rebuilt box

Brian Carlson
 

The intermountain model is accurate for the NKP. All of them stayed as built thru the 1950’s. Later there steel side rebuilds and coke cars but those happen in the future. 

Some additional lettering can be added to the NKP cars on the ends and the trust info on the sides.  
As a 200 car class it is in the minority so you probably only need one. 

Eastern Ohio trains still had some in stock last I checked. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Apr 27, 2020, at 12:51 PM, mopacfirst <ron.merrick@...> wrote:

So a related question.  Sorry I can't look this up since my NKP-(Wabash?) color guide is in storage and so are my old MRding, which IIRC had an article on the War Emergency boxcars.  Did substantial numbers of these cars last until at least the late fifties in unrebuilt form, and how accurate is the Intermountain model?  I did not acquire one when they appeared, either because I didn't think I needed one or because there was some major flaw in the model.

Ron Merrick


Brass dealer

David North
 

Someone recently had a link in their post to a brass model train dealer.

I can’t find the post now or remember the dealer’s name(senior moments abound.)

Does anyone remember posting or seeing said post, please?

Cheers

Dave


Re: ASM Chrysler trucks (was WP Boxcar 20807)

vapeurchapelon
 

This of course is very true, Bruce. I suspect both trucks and wheelsets come from the same company (in China or South Korea) and the wheel sets are nickel plated as is usual in the brass business. Of course this doesn't mean better looking wheels wouldn't be possible.
I strongly assume they are needle point as the blunt end wheels in freight and passenger trucks are history since a fairly long time - even on brass models (which doesn't mean that a lot or even most of them still don't roll well...)
 
Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
 
Gesendet: Montag, 27. April 2020 um 15:31 Uhr
Von: "Bruce Smith" <smithbf@...>
An: "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] ASM Chrysler trucks (was WP Boxcar 20807)
Johannes,
 
Someone selling beautiful trucks might want to consider the option of selling them with better looking wheels 😉 Just suggesting... if Tahoe can do it, other folks can as well. If we don't ask, we won't get what we want...
 
It's also not clear that the axles are needlepoint, nor is an axle length given. Having lost our source of a variety of length axles in Reebox, I'm sensitive to the length issue as I am not all that fond of having wheels flop around in trucks.
 
BTW, folks need to be careful when substituting wheels. I note that the wheel sets in these brass trucks are insulated on both sides, probably to help reduce the electric shorting issues.
 
Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL
 
 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of vapeurchapelon <j.markwart@...>
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 8:20 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ASM Chrysler trucks (was WP Boxcar 20807)
 
Hello Bruce,
 
I would think that Intermountain wheel sets would fit nicely, e. g. (Or just email Mr Davis and ask for axle length.)
For someone considering to spend $40 for a pair of freight car trucks the extra 3 bucks for new wheel sets shouldn't hurt... ;-)
 
Greetings
 
Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
 
Gesendet: Samstag, 25. April 2020 um 23:32 Uhr
Von: "Bruce Smith" <smithbf@...>
An: "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] ASM Chrysler trucks (was WP Boxcar 20807)
Very pretty, except for the fat wheels. Sadly no indication of semi scale wheels being available.
Regards,
Bruce 
Bruce Smith
Auburn, Al
 
 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 9:00 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ASM Chrysler trucks (was WP Boxcar 20807)
 
Fred

They're very pretty - have you ROLL TESTED them? Some brass trucks roll
well.

And many don't roll worth a damn. So which are these? ;-)

Tim O'Connor


On 4/24/2020 4:15 PM, Fred Jansz wrote:
> American Scale Models.
> Fred Jansz
> https://americanscalemodels.com/HO/HO_Detail_Parts/Trucks?product_id=1855


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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*



 


Re: NKP rebuilt box

mopacfirst
 

So a related question.  Sorry I can't look this up since my NKP-(Wabash?) color guide is in storage and so are my old MRding, which IIRC had an article on the War Emergency boxcars.  Did substantial numbers of these cars last until at least the late fifties in unrebuilt form, and how accurate is the Intermountain model?  I did not acquire one when they appeared, either because I didn't think I needed one or because there was some major flaw in the model.

Ron Merrick


Re: Santa Fe Fe-24 and Fe-28 photos

Bob Chaparro
 

Allied Full Cushion Trucks - Alaska Railroad

Slide down to photos 52 through 62 on this link:

https://www.alaskarails.org/historical2/Strong/index2.html

These are wreck photos and the suspect possibly were the Allied Full Cushion Trucks.

I am unable to decipher the dates on the freight cars but perhaps someone else can date the photos.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

12641 - 12660 of 185022