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Re: Metal Wheels

Steve SANDIFER
 

I purchase Intermountain wheels in 100 packs. Since you are replacing them all, decide now whether you want scale width or traditional width.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry Kenner
Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:45 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Metal Wheels

 

Hello Group,
      I would like to replace most if not all of my plastic wheels , and change out for metal. For starters I have over 100 hoppers. That is 400 wheels. Would like to hear recommendations of what other members have done. Thanks,Barry 


Re: Drawing Help

Charlie Vlk
 

All
What Nelson meant to say was Phase I had rhe air intakes for the  radiator on the sides of the hood instead of one on the ends.
The frame and step locations also were different.
Charlie Vlk

On Aug 2, 2019 5:21 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

Be sure to check the phase for your model. For example, the phase 1 builds bought by the CB&Q did not have the radiator grills. What I’m saying is that this drawing may not be correct for the prototype you wish to model.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eric Bergh
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 3:45 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Drawing Help

 

Here ya go... Hope this helps, -Eric



Omaha Road Express Boxcar near Ogden, UT

gary laakso
 

It is shown in 1946 outside of Ogden, UT, still with its Allied Full Cushion Trucks:

 

https://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Emil-Albrecht-Photos/1946-Ogden/i-VG5DH3V/A 

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Re: Metal Wheels

Douglas Harding
 

Benny I’m in HO with about 450 cars on the layout. I have settled on the Intermountain metal wheel sets as my standard. They come with metal axles with needle point ends. While many use Kadee, I have replaced all my Kadee wheelsets because they have plastic axles and don’t roll near as nice as the Intermountains. The same with the PK2 from Lifelike/Walthers. Many also like the Rebox wheelsets because of the multiple choices in axle length, which had the metal axle with needle point ends, but they appear to no longer be available.

 

As for price: you can get the Intermountain in bulk packs containing a 100 wheelsets. Retail is $99, but I often find them for $79-$84 at train shows. Yes a chunk of money when changing out a whole fleet. But if the end it has been worth it.

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry Kenner
Sent: Saturday, August 3, 2019 9:45 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Metal Wheels

 

Hello Group,
      I would like to replace most if not all of my plastic wheels , and change out for metal. For starters I have over 100 hoppers. That is 400 wheels. Would like to hear recommendations of what other members have done. Thanks,Barry 


Monon

Armand Premo
 

When did the Monon adopt the "Banner Lettering " on their freight cars? Armand Premo

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Re: Metal Wheels

Paul Doggett
 

I have always replaced them as I put stock into service they way it doesn’t hurt as much .

Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 3 Aug 2019, at 15:44, Barry Kenner <hoboborr@...> wrote:

Hello Group,
      I would like to replace most if not all of my plastic wheels , and change out for metal. For starters I have over 100 hoppers. That is 400 wheels. Would like to hear recommendations of what other members have done. Thanks,Barry 


Metal Wheels

Barry Kenner
 

Hello Group,
      I would like to replace most if not all of my plastic wheels , and change out for metal. For starters I have over 100 hoppers. That is 400 wheels. Would like to hear recommendations of what other members have done. Thanks,Barry 


Re: Another HD flat

StephenK
 

Athearn made a blue box kit of a similar car many moons ago.   They produced a couple of RTR runs  of it, but none for about ten years or so.   And, of course, I have no info as to how accurate a model it was.....

Steve Kay


Re: Drawing Help

earlyrail
 

Sorry, looks like I sold them all a few years ago.

Howard Garner


Re: Another HD flat

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

Indeed, "outside of this group’s realm", and I mostly agree with you about Palomar. However, don’t sell it short … it was a fair site when first built … not at all currently. Still, for MANY years it was the world’s premier telescope, and contributed greatly to our understanding of the universe. Also, as I understand it, the Russian 236” telescope was troubled mostly by its alt-azimuth mount. The technology of the time was not up to that task. Nowadays most all big telescopes use such a mount, so the Russian giant was too far ahead of its time. And yes, it did have optical problems  from its huge one-piece mirror.

Someday I’d like to visit Mauna Kea and see the Keck telescopes. The largest I’ve ever worked with was a 52”, though I’ve observed through a 72”, and own a (somewhat) portable 18” equatorial.

Dan Mitchell
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On Aug 2, 2019, at 7:45 PM, David Soderblom <drs@...> wrote:

This is outside of this group’s realm, 


Re: Photo: Heavy Duty Milwaukee Road Flat Car 601051

espee4441
 
Edited

Loaded onto the barge in Seattle would have been interesting to say the least, I think that your GN option makes the most sense. I live right above the main here in White Rock and bringing in a special load like that then the easiest option would be GN. It could go MILW then on the boat from Seattle to B'ham and handed over to the GN with a much easier way to get into Vancouver. Going up Milw row to Sumas I still have a hard time seeing happen.   My earlier hope was it made its way north to Winnipeg and then west, fat chance.

Tony Pawley
White Rock, BC


Re: Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

rwitt_2000
 

Another RI  one.


The B&O did COFC using the O-27 gondola. I have a diagram, but no photo.

Bob Witt


Re: Drawing Help

csxt5555
 

Issues 51&52 from 1975


On Aug 2, 2019, at 8:26 PM, earlyrail <cascaderail@...> wrote:

What issue of X2200 South?
I have many.
Howard Garner


Re: Drawing Help

earlyrail
 

What issue of X2200 South?
I have many.
Howard Garner


Re: Another HD flat

David Soderblom
 

This is outside of this group’s realm, I admit, but, as an astronomer, the 200-inch (5-meter) was an amazing instrument that never really realized its potential.  It’s mostly the site, Mount Palomar, which does not have all that great of observing conditions.  This was proved, without doubt, by the Soviet 6-meter project in the Caucasus: it had pitiful performance with its conventional technology.

It wasn’t until the Keck telescope on Mauna Kea in the 1990s that there was a major advance, and in two realms:
  • Mauna Kea is the single best place on the earth to put a telescope.  No exceptions.  There are others that are close, but Mauna Kea tops them all.  Bear that in mind when you read current news.  It has to do with minimal water vapor overhead (critical for infrared observations) and so-called “seeing,” or image quality, which, at Mauna Kea is the very best.
  • The Keck telescopes used segmented mirrors, controlled by sensors and computers to make them into a single, phased surface.  That was revolutionary.

How do I know?  I was there fir the first science observations with Keck in November, 1993.  I’ve used it since and have used many more conventional telescopes.  Keck is/was exceptional, and redefined the state of the art.

And yet, the movement of the 200-inch mirror was clearly a major PR success.  It was the Hubble Telescope of its time.


David Soderblom, Astronomer
Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore MD USA






Re: Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

The picture I posted had 1959 Cadillacs. And the RI Color Guide by Steve Hile says the conversions started in 1958.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of "RICH CHAPIN via Groups.Io" <rwc27q@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5:51 PM
To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

 

Railmodel Journal Sept 1989 says RI converted 222 if those outside braced gons into piggy flats. Doesn't say when, but the pic with that article says "circa 1962"

Rich Chapin


Re: Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

RICH CHAPIN
 

Railmodel Journal Sept 1989 says RI converted 222 if those outside braced gons into piggy flats. Doesn't say when, but the pic with that article says "circa 1962"

Rich Chapin


Re: Gondolas converted into TOFC cars

RICH CHAPIN
 

That's a Great Photo!! THX!!!

Rich Chapin


Re: Original old ORER's for sale!

proto48er
 

Sold, pending payment!   Thank you!!!!

A.T. Kott


Re: Drawing Help

csxt5555
 

Thanks Nelson.  Yup I will.  I’m doing these as a 1.6 scale kit so I’m researching and picking the most popular phase to do first.  I really need a copy of the 2200 extra south that has all the phases.

Kevin 

Kevin


On Aug 2, 2019, at 6:21 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

Be sure to check the phase for your model. For example, the phase 1 builds bought by the CB&Q did not have the radiator grills. What I’m saying is that this drawing may not be correct for the prototype you wish to model.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eric Bergh
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 3:45 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Drawing Help

 

Here ya go... Hope this helps, -Eric