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Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

Bill Welch
 

Dan Kohlberg offers General American decals for Tangent's 8K welded tank car: http://www.icgdecals.com/ga29.htm

I have the car but cannot find the decal I bought. . .

Bill Welch


Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

Brian Carlson
 

Probbably do gatx in the future. 
I too have too many UTLX ACF cars.

Too bad that rumored X-3 from Exxactrail newer happened.  

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 30, 2020, at 6:34 PM, pennsylvania1954 <stevehprr@...> wrote:

From all of Elden's research here in the archives, wouldn't GATX be more common than UTLX on these General American cars? I have more UTLX than I should, thanks to the P2K offerings, and not enough GATX which was the largest fleet circa my 1953. I have GATX decals coming from Black Cat.
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Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

pennsylvania1954
 

From all of Elden's research here in the archives, wouldn't GATX be more common than UTLX on these General American cars? I have more UTLX than I should, thanks to the P2K offerings, and not enough GATX which was the largest fleet circa my 1953. I have GATX decals coming from Black Cat.
--
Steve Hoxie
Pensacola FL


Re: PRR X26C with both Superior door and 'Stanray' diagonal panel roof

Brian Carlson
 

Doors would be interchangeable so it COULD happen. Now, are there photos that show it DID happen, that is the question. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 30, 2020, at 6:03 PM, Benjamin Scanlon via groups.io <benjaminscanlon@...> wrote:

I am wondering whether this variation is possible?

I believe from looking at Keystone Modeler, that the 106260-107259 series that had Superior doors were equipped with rectangular panel roofs, and the final 500, 107260-107749 were the ones with the diagonal panel roofs, but could the doors be switched around between the sub-types? 
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Ben Scanlon
Tottenham, England


PRR X26C with both Superior door and 'Stanray' diagonal panel roof

Benjamin Scanlon
 

I am wondering whether this variation is possible?

I believe from looking at Keystone Modeler, that the 106260-107259 series that had Superior doors were equipped with rectangular panel roofs, and the final 500, 107260-107749 were the ones with the diagonal panel roofs, but could the doors be switched around between the sub-types? 
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Ben Scanlon
Tottenham, England


Re: Photo: NYC Boxcar 157201

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

It most certainly is,

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: NYC Boxcar 157201

 

The flat car is a likely a PRR F30E

 

Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:19 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: NYC Boxcar 157201

 

Photo: NYC Boxcar 157201

A 1955 photo from the Temple University Libraries:

Blockedhttps://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll3/id/65636

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: K4 Decals

Craig Wilson
 

I've bought a few sets to check them out for accuracy of sizes and styles.  Mixed report there although I noticed on his latest list that he had revised one set (for Ann Arbor RR cabooses) which I had critiqued as having the incorrect size compass heralds

The greatest advantage to these sets is that they can be obtained in a variety of sizes (scales) providing heralds, etc. for specific applications not available elsewhere.  The photo attached is a case in point.  I needed a very small DT&I  compass herald with the "Connections" slogan for use on the HO scale flatcars in the photo.  The K4 set for DT&I gondolas with coil hoods has two different sizes of the heralds (one for the sides of the gondola, another for the hoods themselves).  The HO decals are both too large to use on the flatcars but by purchasing the N-SCALE set I got the smaller compass heralds needed for the project.

His catalogue is worth perusing for that if nothing else.  Judge for yourself whether the decals are/are not too opaque when you look at the photo.  I thinks they look ok on these models.  They are quite thin and delicate and care must be used when applying them.

Craig Wilson


Re: K4 Decals

Bruce Smith
 

Fenton,

So... opaque is good... perhaps you mean transparent? 😉

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:15 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] K4 Decals
 
I've bought them but not used them yet.  When I asked the same question the answers I received was that the white is a bit opaque.
Fenton

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: Evangeline Railway

Bruce A. Metcalf
 

Paul Doggett via groups.io wrote:

Where did the Evangeline Railway run to and from?
It ran from Yarmouth to Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1956-1990.

More at: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangeline_(train)>

Cheers,
/ Bruce /


Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Brian,
 
Thanks, and I missed them on the previous run too.
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Brian Carlson via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 4:54 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car
 
Ralph It was sku 19000-01 and it’s sold out. 
 
The undec AB brake kit is also sold out.

Brian J. Carlson

On May 30, 2020, at 4:50 PM, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:


Hi Ken,
 
I too generally prefer kits and I was going to order a couple, but the they apparently don’t include K brake parts and AB brakes are too late for me.  Now, I see the kits are already sold out!  I may still order a couple the early RTR cars.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
From: Ken Adams
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:36 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car
 
Ordered the kit. No great savings but I just like to roll (build) my own....

Now I need 1945-1952 period deals for UTLX.
--
Ken Adams
In splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Re: Photo: NYC Boxcar 157201

Bruce Smith
 

The flat car is a likely a PRR F30E

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:19 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: NYC Boxcar 157201
 

Photo: NYC Boxcar 157201

A 1955 photo from the Temple University Libraries:

https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll3/id/65636

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

Brian Carlson
 

Ralph It was sku 19000-01 and it’s sold out. 

The undec AB brake kit is also sold out. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 30, 2020, at 4:50 PM, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:


Hi Ken,
 
I too generally prefer kits and I was going to order a couple, but the they apparently don’t include K brake parts and AB brakes are too late for me.  Now, I see the kits are already sold out!  I may still order a couple the early RTR cars.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
From: Ken Adams
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:36 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car
 
Ordered the kit. No great savings but I just like to roll (build) my own....

Now I need 1945-1952 period deals for UTLX.
--
Ken Adams
In splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Ken,
 
I too generally prefer kits and I was going to order a couple, but the they apparently don’t include K brake parts and AB brakes are too late for me.  Now, I see the kits are already sold out!  I may still order a couple the early RTR cars.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Ken Adams
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:36 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car
 
Ordered the kit. No great savings but I just like to roll (build) my own....

Now I need 1945-1952 period deals for UTLX.
--
Ken Adams
In splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Photo: Lackawanna Boxcar 49443

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Lackawanna Boxcar 49443

An 1949 photo from the Temple University Libraries:

https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p16002coll26/id/1142/rec/6708

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Nothing special about this car to my eye but the FT's running light are a nice bonus.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Lackawanna Refrigerator (Or Box) Car 5387

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Lackawanna Refrigerator Car 5387

An undated photo from the Temple University Libraries:

https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p16002coll26/id/1126/rec/6523

This photo can be/needs to be enlarged quite a bit.

The car says it's a refrigerator but it appears to have an "RB" stencil (Beverage, Ice, Water or Vinegar Refrigerator, similar in design to a bunker refrigerator, except that it is not equipped with ice bunkers and with or without ventilating devices (7/32-4/58).

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: SHPX 161, a two compartment tank car

Bruce A. Metcalf
 

On 5/30/20 11:09 AM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) wrote:

Nice image of SHPX 161, a two compartment tank car.
I suspect this car may have been built originally as a three compartment car, based simply on the location of the two domes. Can anyone confirm (or deny) this to be the case?
https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll3/id/67177
No proof from me, but if you look at the two rows of rivets just to the right of the left dome -- these are the only rivet strips on the side. These suggest to me that the double bulkhead is there, dividing the tank into only two compartments.

Could be wrong though....

Cheers,
/ Bruce /


Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car

Bill Welch
 

Also Steve "Mr. UTLX" Hile has decal sets. Feeling lazy I ordered the assembled undec. black one.

Bill Welch


Photos: RBNX 81304

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: RBNX 81304

A 1956 photo from the Temple University Libraries:

https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p16002coll26/id/3558/rec/3082

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit but photo editing software will be required to clean-up the image.

As indicated on the car, RBNX was registered to Fruit Growers Express. Previously, RBNX belonged to the National Car Company.

Additional photo of the same car in the same train, only this photo is dated 1957:

https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p16002coll26/id/4087/rec/5131

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: PFE 48674

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PFE 48674

A 1951 photo from the Temple University Libraries:

https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll3/id/31132

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

PFE 48674 was an R-40-23 ice bunker reefers built in 1947 by Pacific Car & Foundry, part of series 48203-48702. Other R-40-23 reefers in other number series were built by AC&F, General American and Pullman. In total, 5,000 R-40-23 cars were built. This was the largest class of PFE steel-sheathed refrigerator cars. By 1972 there were still 445 of these cars in service.

The R-40-23 class is covered in great detail, with photos, in the PFE book.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: NYC Boxcar 157201

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NYC Boxcar 157201

A 1955 photo from the Temple University Libraries:

https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll3/id/65636

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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