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Re: 1937 Great Northern AAR Handbrake Wheel

radiodial868
 

Thought I had some square styrene that would work.  At a scale 2 1/2" square, looks waaay too big. What source did you have for small amounts of the stuff?
Thx,
RJ Dial
Burlingame, Ca


Rapido meat reefers

Brian Carlson
 

I’m still traveling on my round about way back from the St. Louis RPM.

In addition, to seeing 4014 this morning I stopped at both Lombard and Des Plaines Hobbies.

Both have several of the Rapido meat reefers. For those that like to roll their own, Des Plaines had about 10 undec.

There were no Swift.

Brian J. Carlson


Re: 1937 Great Northern AAR Handbrake Wheel

radiodial868
 

Bill, thanks for 2 things:
  1. A heads-up about that shaft being square!  I recall posts about square shafts, and somehow still missed that I have one here!
  2. A heads-up about the Tangent brakewheels. Ordered a couple of sets attached to some of those K-Brake sprues. $4 shipping is rare nowadays.
RJ DiaI
Burlingame, CA


Model: SFRD 8423

Bob Chaparro
 

Model: SFRD 8423

At the recent Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society Convention in Pueblo, CO, Peter Aue of Germany showed me a number of custom-made details he is using to model a fifty-car Santa Fe reefer block in HO scale representing the year 1950. All fifty reefers are to represent car classes in service that year with the appropriate paint schemes, car details, car numbers and stencils.

Over twenty different SFRD refrigerator car classes will be required. This includes models from Sunshine, Intermountain, Westerfield and Athearn.

His model of SFRD 8423 is one of the fifty cars. This is a Class Rr-40 ice bunker refrigerator car that started with an InterMountain kit. He modified the kit with many photo-etched parts (running boards, ladder and fan parts, reinforcement panels, ice hatch cover stops, etc.), cast resin ends and custom printed decals. All of these items are non-commercial and are of his own design. And he weathered the finished model.

To no one's surprise this model won an award at the convention.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup


Re: Intermountain display at Collinsville

gary laakso
 

Thanks for the update, Ed.  You have moved modeling forward and we are all grateful for your efforts not to mention all the superglue sales you caused!

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ed Hawkins
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:33 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Intermountain display at Collinsville

 

 



On Jul 30, 2019, at 2:05 PM, Eric Mumper <eric.mumper@...> wrote:

 

Thanks for the insights from the Collinsville meet.  On the Intermountain table, did they happen to have display models of the 1958 cuft covered hopper with the type 3 roof?  These were announced quite a while ago before the Chinese factory issues.

 

Eric,

No joy yet.

 

I inquired with Gene Fusco about the project because I have been one who pushed for it, along with Al Hoffman. Both of us pushed & provided the necessary information for selfish reasons of MoPac and Burlington that used the "type 3” hatch cover & locking bar design. 

 

Given that reservations have been sufficient to proceed into production, HO models would likely have been released by now if not for the Chinese plant closure one year ago. Gene indicated the models are still “a go” and are projected for production in 2020.

Regards,

Ed Hawkins


Re: Intermountain display at Collinsville

Ed Hawkins
 



On Jul 30, 2019, at 2:05 PM, Eric Mumper <eric.mumper@...> wrote:

Thanks for the insights from the Collinsville meet.  On the Intermountain table, did they happen to have display models of the 1958 cuft covered hopper with the type 3 roof?  These were announced quite a while ago before the Chinese factory issues.

Eric,
No joy yet.

I inquired with Gene Fusco about the project because I have been one who pushed for it, along with Al Hoffman. Both of us pushed & provided the necessary information for selfish reasons of MoPac and Burlington that used the "type 3” hatch cover & locking bar design. 

Given that reservations have been sufficient to proceed into production, HO models would likely have been released by now if not for the Chinese plant closure one year ago. Gene indicated the models are still “a go” and are projected for production in 2020.
Regards,
Ed Hawkins


Intermountain display at Collinsville

Eric Mumper
 

Group,

Thanks for the insights from the Collinsville meet.  On the Intermountain table, did they happen to have display models of the 1958 cuft covered hopper with the type 3 roof?  These were announced quite a while ago before the Chinese factory issues.

Eric Mumper


Re: More St Louis RPM photos

Paul Doggett
 

Great Eric 
Thanks for sharing 
Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 29 Jul 2019, at 20:37, Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:

I just finished uploading and commenting on photos I took at the event. You can access them through this Model Railroad Hobbyist link. Photos are posted throughout the comments.

https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/37122



Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN




Early Steel Hopper

David
 

A very interesting car for that period especially but what are the trucks on it?
Schoen trucks.

David Thompson


Re: And More St. Louis RPM photos

Paul Doggett
 

Thanks for sharing 
Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 30 Jul 2019, at 05:30, Dick Harley via Groups.Io <dick.harley4up@...> wrote:


I've gotten my photos from Collinsville uploaded and captioned.  More coverage of the show and less of the individual models, which seems to complement the photos already listed here.  Take a look at :


Enjoy,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach,  CA




Re: Early Steel Hopper

Donald B. Valentine
 

   A very interesting car for that period especially but what are the trucks on it? At first I thought they might be some sort of Fox
design but not after a second look. Thanks for posting this.

Cordially, Don Valentine


A few more Collinsville Photos

Steve and Barb Hile
 

I have created a Flickr album with some additional photos that I took last weekend at the Collinsville RPM meet. I hope that they will supplement the others already published.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/116454307@N06/albums/72157709978355821

Enjoy,
Steve Hile


Photo: SFRD 11899

Bob Chaparro
 

When I arrived at the airport in Pueblo, CO, last week for the Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society's annual convention I discovered this photo on a wall. The photo shows a scene from the great Pueblo flood of 1921.

The reefer in this scene is between Second and Thirds Streets on Court Street, looking down an alley. I'm guessing there were tracks down the alley. This location is two block away from the old Santa Fe mainline through Pueblo. Here is the same scene today:

https://tinyurl.com/y65atn2e

SFRD 11819 was a Class Rr-T ice bunker refrigerator car from the series 11651-12150. The 500 cars were built in 1915 by AC&F. Only 204 of these cars were in revenue service in 1938 and only 3 in 1940. The car has Santa Fe No. 4 type ventilators. These were truss rod cars and were similar to the ensuing Rr-U and Rr-V classes, the final SFRD truss rod cars. These three classes had composite underframes and wood superstructure framing. Good photos of these design features are found on Page 60 of the book, Santa Fe Refrigerator Cars Ice Bunker Cars 1884-1979.

This early design may explain the relatively short lives of these cars and why they were not rebuilt into more modern cars. The flexibility of their wood superstructures led to loose joints and heat penetration.

A photo of sister car SFRD 11825 appears on Page 71 of the reefer book. The reefer in this link is from the same flood but probably is a different car:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/42853440182/in/photostream/lightbox/

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

Railroad Citrus Industry Modeling Group

https://groups.io/g/RailroadCitrusIndustryModelingGroup

+++

The 1921 Pueblo Flood

Fifteen hundred people lost their lives in the flood and there was twenty million dollars in damage. The Arkansas River rose over fifteen feet in some places.

Scene at Pueblo Union Station

http://i.imgur.com/6bDwHdk.jpg

Scene across the street from Union Station. The reefer was carried one half mile.

https://mountainscholar.org/bitstream/handle/10217/18542/PMFC_104.jpg?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

Book with many railroad photos:

https://mountainscholar.org/handle/10217/20112

Download the book to read it and see the photos.


And More St. Louis RPM photos

Dick Harley
 


I've gotten my photos from Collinsville uploaded and captioned.  More coverage of the show and less of the individual models, which seems to complement the photos already listed here.  Take a look at :


Enjoy,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach,  CA




Kadee New Release [was: RPM St Louis 2019 Photos]

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

Back in June when I last ordered from Kadee there was a teaser on their web site saying a new type of car would be announced, I think, at the St. Louis RPM. I've been searching their site, and find nothing further on a new car. Does anybody know what they showed at St. Louis?

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


Early Steel Hopper

David
 

Aha! That hint and a quick search turned up an article in the February 1906 American Engineer and Railroad Journal, pp. 52-53.

https://books.google.com/books?id=lEmxCGAbOSEC&pg=PA52
https://books.google.com/books?id=lEmxCGAbOSEC&pg=PA53

"The car is of the hopper type, of 80,000 lbs. nominal capacity, and was designed and built during the latter part of 1897 under the direction of Mr. L. H. Turner, superintendent of motive power of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, by the Youngstown Bridge Company, Youngstown, Ohio."

David Thompson


Re: RPM St Louis 2019 Photos

gtws00
 

Great coverage of the RPM.
Thanks for posting
George Toman


More St Louis RPM photos

Eric Hansmann
 

I just finished uploading and commenting on photos I took at the event. You can access them through this Model Railroad Hobbyist link. Photos are posted throughout the comments.

https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/37122



Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN




Dick Harley was Funaro 1932 CP Boxcar ( freight car paint schemes)

Bob Webber
 

Thanks, Dick - lots of great stuff!

Great seeing you - and everyone else who recognized me at Collinsville! (I'd say that I recognized, but too often I don't, could never be a salesman).

If anyone missed me or forgot to inquire - we can be reached at "Pullman Library" <irmpulllib at gmail.com> (removing the "at" with the correct symbol, etc.)

At 12:29 PM 7/29/2019, you wrote:

I try to put stuff on my SmugMug site that would be useful to other folks. The top level URL is:
<https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/>https://harley-trains.smugmug.com/
You can navigate the site from there. I have not optimized the site for mobile devices, so a full computer display will probably give you a better 'experience.'
Cheers,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach, CA
Bob Webber


Re: RPM St Louis 2019 Photos

rdgbuff56
 

Jeremy,
Thanks for terrific photos and so many. Is there a way to download individual photos from icloud?

Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.
Sunbury, Pa.

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, 9:44:49 PM EDT, Jeremy Dummler <jkdummler@...> wrote:


All,
This link will take you to an album of photos from RPM St Louis that happened this last Friday and Saturday.  Where possible I tried to photograph the name of the model builder either with, or ‘near’ the photos of equipment for reference.


Jeremy Dummler
Wauconda, IL