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Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Which is it?

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Clark;

In the thirties through sixties, when supplying frames to PRR, they were "General Steel Castings", with an s.

Elden Gatwood

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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Which is it?

At ops last night a friend pointed out a discrepancy in name definition. Both Exactrail and Tangent have come out with GSC flat cars. One calls the company General Steel Car and the other called it General Steel Casting. We're curious as to which is correcter?
Clark Propst

Re: Throwback Tuesday: MDC 50 ft SS Automobile Boxcars

Clark Propst
 

I have a photo of a MP DD 40' box car with doors open full of lumber.
Clark Propst

Which is it?

Clark Propst
 

At ops last night a friend pointed out a discrepancy in name definition. Both Exactrail and Tangent have come out with GSC flat cars. One calls the company General Steel Car and the other called it General Steel Casting. We're curious as to which is correcter?
Clark Propst 

Re: Throwback Tuesday: MDC 50 ft SS Automobile Boxcars

Tim O'Connor
 


beautiful work, Fred


On 2/26/2019 4:19 AM, Fred Jansz wrote:
This is a MDC WP 2.5 door kitbash I did two years ago. WP 19208, converted by WP in 1937. Ran into the 1950's.
See Ted's SEFCRM Vol3 Reefer book, page 14 and you'll find two of these RARE birds in a yard surrounded by gons and ART reefers.
Fred Jansz

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Rail Road Progress kits question

Jim King
 

There was a post on this group on Feb 20 re: an RRP 36L kit.  Which came first, Eastern Car Works or RRP?  Did 1 company buy out the other?  I can’t imagine there was sufficient market demand for 2 companies to tool the road-specific N&W H2/2a/3 about the same time.  I’ve read that ECW simply “faded into the shadows” and, considering the crude parts by today’s standards, seriously doubt if they’d ever surface again.

 

Does anyone have a “Type 36H” to part with?  This is the illusive N&W H10.  Was it ever produced?

 

Jim King

www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

 


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Re: Palace Poultry Car Color

Jake Schaible
 

As you may know, no PPKX car is known to survive.  So there is a bit of debate on the exact color.  (The sole cackle car existent is a Live Poultry Transport type at the StL MoT.)   

B&W images of PPKX cars (for example, google "PPKX 5065") show the scheme, but I'm not aware of any contemporaneous primary source that details the specific paint used on these cars.  "Home to Roost: The Story of Live Poultry Transit by Rail", by John H. White, Jr. (https://www.jstor.org/stable/3743735) mentions in passing the poultry cars being "yellow" but is unclear who's cars he was talking about and this comes after a passage about the LPT.  

So this may be a case where the best evidence may be old models.  

Ambroid introduced it's shake box kit of the PPKX car "Speedy" in 1961 and apprentice details that the "color scheme was white body, green ends, roof and doors, and black underframe." The car is reviewed in the September, 1961 issue of Model Railroader in the Trade Topics column (p 14) which added the lettering was also green for over the door, and white for the black side of the exposed underframe.  This car was later sold by Northeastern as kit #HS-4.  Some images on line suggest the modeler went with a kelly green, but I think this might be a mistake.  Remember these cars were often placed on express trains, so I have long had a hunch they were more an olive / harriman green to match the train.  

Having said that, I'm aware of an image at CSRM of a PPKX car (https://calisphere.org/item/044134bd1c9508696497bdda52a5359b/) where I would be hard pressed to prove the body was painted anything other than a single color, but does seem to confirm the lettering over the door is darker than the side and the lettering on the side frame is lighter.  

Sorry I could not be more helpful.  

Cheers,

Jake Schaible

 

 

Re: 2018 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

O Fenton Wells
 

Well done George, very well done.
Fenton

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 9:44 AM gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have finished my FGEX Reefer to a point that it is ready for paint. Building was a bit different than I am use to with those trussrods. Attached are a couple photos
George Toman



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Re: Palace Poultry Car Color

Tim Meyer
 

Hi Brad

Thank you for the help. You can email me at.

floridatenwheeler at verizon dot net

Tim Meyer 

Re: 2018 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

Joseph
 

Great work.  I have been waiting for your approach since I finished the M15k 15 minutes before you posted yours.  And I did an incomplete job on the underframe....From where did you get the hatch latches?
Thanks,
Joe Binish


On Feb 26, 2019, at 8:40 AM, gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00@...> wrote:

I have finished my FGEX Reefer to a point that it is ready for paint. Building was a bit different than I am use to with those trussrods. Attached are a couple photos
George Toman
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Re: 2018 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

Paul Doggett
 

George 

That’s stunning workmanship.

Paul Doggett England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 26 Feb 2019, at 15:01, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:

Excellent craftsmanship.  Kudos. 
Lester Breuer

Re: Palace Poultry Car Color

Brad Andonian
 

Tim,

I have done quite a few of overlands o scale versions.     Most were yellow car sides with red ends and roof.   It appears that Mudd and others lessees used Pullman green and white at times.   I can send images to you at some point.    I added racks and hand painted chickens for a couple car interiors...
The o scale resource magazine has an article I submitted in last summers issue.

Cheers,
Brad Andonian 

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 5:39 AM, Tim Meyer <floridatenwheeler@...> wrote:

Hi All

I am looking for recommendations on the color of the Palace Poultry car colors.

I contacted Kristin Dummler and she informed me that a person approach her after her RPM presentation last October and mention he has the actual Palace car drawings and specifications. But they have not contacted her to provide the information. 

Any help would be appreciated. 

Thanks

Tim Meyer 

Re: 2018 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

Lester Breuer
 

Excellent craftsmanship.  Kudos. 
Lester Breuer

2018 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

gtws00
 

I have finished my FGEX Reefer to a point that it is ready for paint. Building was a bit different than I am use to with those trussrods. Attached are a couple photos
George Toman

Re: Throwback Tuesday: MDC 50 ft SS Automobile Boxcars

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks for posting Eric.  With all this discussion on these cars I dug out some old inventory and will try to do at least one justice.
Fenton

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 9:06 AM Eric Hansmann <eric@...> wrote:
Fred's work on the WP two-and-a-half door kitbash was featured on the Resin Car Works blog a couple of years ago.
http://blog.resincarworks.com/western-pacific-50-foot-automobile-box-car/

Pete Hall also shared an upgrade on the WP cars a couple of months later.
http://blog.resincarworks.com/upgrading-a-western-pacific-50-foot-automobile-box-car/


Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy



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Re: Throwback Tuesday: MDC 50 ft SS Automobile Boxcars

Eric Hansmann
 

Fred's work on the WP two-and-a-half door kitbash was featured on the Resin Car Works blog a couple of years ago.
http://blog.resincarworks.com/western-pacific-50-foot-automobile-box-car/

Pete Hall also shared an upgrade on the WP cars a couple of months later.
http://blog.resincarworks.com/upgrading-a-western-pacific-50-foot-automobile-box-car/


Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy

Palace Poultry Car Color

Tim Meyer
 
Edited

Hi All

I am looking for recommendations on the color of the Palace Poultry car colors.

I contacted Kristin Dummler and she informed me that a person approach her after her RPM presentation last October and mention he has the actual Palace car drawings and specifications. But he has not contacted her to provide the information. 

Any help would be appreciated. 

Thanks

Tim Meyer

Re: Throwback Tuesday: MDC 50 ft SS Automobile Boxcars

O Fenton Wells
 

Great modeling and model, Fred, thanks for sharing.
Fenton

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 4:20 AM Fred Jansz <fred@...> wrote:
This is a MDC WP 2.5 door kitbash I did two years ago. WP 19208, converted by WP in 1937. Ran into the 1950's.
See Ted's SEFCRM Vol3 Reefer book, page 14 and you'll find two of these RARE birds in a yard surrounded by gons and ART reefers.
Fred Jansz



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Throwback Tuesday: The Lindberg Line

Benjamin Hom
 

Lindberg ad, Model Railroader, December 1962.


Ben Hom

Re: Throwback Tuesday: MDC 50 ft SS Automobile Boxcars

vapeurchapelon
 

Wow! What a beautyful model! Great work!
 
Johannes
 
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This is a MDC WP 2.5 door kitbash I did two years ago. WP 19208, converted by WP in 1937. Ran into the 1950's.
See Ted's SEFCRM Vol3 Reefer book, page 14 and you'll find two of these RARE birds in a yard surrounded by gons and ART reefers.
Fred Jansz

Re: Throwback Tuesday: MDC 50 ft SS Automobile Boxcars

Fred Jansz
 

This is a MDC WP 2.5 door kitbash I did two years ago. WP 19208, converted by WP in 1937. Ran into the 1950's.
See Ted's SEFCRM Vol3 Reefer book, page 14 and you'll find two of these RARE birds in a yard surrounded by gons and ART reefers.
Fred Jansz