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update from Yarmouth Model Works

Pierre Oliver
 

https://elgincarshops.blogspot.com/2020/02/a-sneak-peak-for-you.html

--
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com


Re: MV Products Question

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Jon,
 
Interesting.  I hadn’t checked the “Home” page before.  Now I have, and I must admit that it doesn’t look good despite the 2020 copyright date.
 
It would be yet another unfortunate loss if they too are no longer in business as I really liked their lenses.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Jon Miller
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:21 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] MV Products Question
 
On 2/14/2020 9:01 PM, Ralph W. Brown wrote:
  See: http://www.mvproducts.com/Model-Lenses.html.  The also show a phone number of: (949) 427-7913, and the website has a “Contact” page.

    Looked at it and this came up;

Things to do; update website

        and

check back soon...

www.mvproducts.com

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: MV Products Question

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 2/14/2020 9:01 PM, Ralph W. Brown wrote:
  See: http://www.mvproducts.com/Model-Lenses.html.  The also show a phone number of: (949) 427-7913, and the website has a “Contact” page.

    Looked at it and this came up;

Things to do; update website

        and

check back soon...

www.mvproducts.com

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Re: MV Products Question

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Nelson,
 
MV Products still has a website, and it has a 2020 copyright date!  See: http://www.mvproducts.com/Model-Lenses.html.  The also show a phone number of: (949) 427-7913, and the website has a “Contact” page.
 
I hope that helps and would appreciate knowing whether you have any success.
 
Pax.
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Nelson Moyer
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 10:37 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] MV Products Question
 

Is MV Products still in business? I tried a couple of usually reliable sources, but both list backorder with no restock information available. I need four #220 red lenses for my NE-10 waycar project.

 

Nelson Moyer


Re: MV Products Question

Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 2/14/2020 7:37 PM, Nelson Moyer wrote:
Is MV Products still in business?

    I hunted a few months ago.  I believe they have been out of business for some time.

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, JMRI User
SPROG User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


MV Products Question

Nelson Moyer
 

Is MV Products still in business? I tried a couple of usually reliable sources, but both list backorder with no restock information available. I need four #220 red lenses for my NE-10 waycar project.

 

Nelson Moyer


Re: ATSF Automobile cars/door color

Allan Smith
 

Santa Fe autoboxcar with black doors.  on Page 45 of Furniture and Automobile Box Cars is a photo of 65956 Fe-S. The photo caption reads In 1938-1940 the Santa Fe leased about half of the Fe-S class auto cars to the New York Central, where many of them were equipped for auto parts loading. This 1939 photo shows one of these cars with new reporting marks and weight stenciling  ( but original numbers) and the Santa Fe lettering in the heralds painted out. The stenciling beside the door reads Auto Bodies- When empty Return to M. C. Michigan Central RR Detroit Michigan
It looks like the car in your photo still has the Santa FE markings. At any rate the Fe-S class cars were all rebuilt (except 35 cars) in 1940-1941 into Fe-21, Fe-22 and Fe-23 cars.

Al Smith
Sonora CA

On Friday, February 14, 2020, 07:25:01 AM PST, ottokroutil via Groups.Io <otask@...> wrote:







Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

James E Kubanick
 

Rich,

I. too, would like to express my appreciation for your fine work on this car. I do like those single sheathed cars.

Jim Kubanick
Morgantown WV

On Friday, February 14, 2020, 6:41:32 PM EST, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:


Fine build Rich.   Hope to see it among the models you bring for display at the Modelers Retreat.

Lester Breuer


Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

mopacfirst
 

You're talking about the mechanical fan drive, right?  Most other major refrigerator lines located it on the left-hand truck on the side of the car as you stood facing the side with the fan drive.  My MDT book is not here any more, so I can't look it up.  The ART book, which is still here, says these fan drives were usually located at the A end of the car, which is true here.  It's just on the opposite side of the car from many of the others.

Ron Merrick


Re: GA box car colors

Bill Welch
 

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 06:41 PM, George Courtney wrote:
Where any of the butt welded cars know to be painted BCR?

George Courtney
I do not remember if any of the cars w/welded roofs were painted BCR, I need to look at the photos I have.

Bill Welch


Re: GA box car colors

George Courtney
 

Where any of the butt welded cars know to be painted BCR?

George Courtney


Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

Lester Breuer
 

Fine build Rich.   Hope to see it among the models you bring for display at the Modelers Retreat.

Lester Breuer


Re: Southern LC "Boxcar" With Vent?

Rich C
 

No problem, Garth. I model 3 era's in particular, mostly 1955 though

Rich Christie

On Friday, February 14, 2020, 05:24:51 PM CST, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:


Rich,

Thanks for settling the conversion date as past our time frame, and confirming my notion about kaolin. I also photographed a different car here in Charlottesville around the same time, Southern 55412. It has what appears to be an 8' main door and a 6' plug auxiliary door, and again four hatches, but no vent. The ends are Improved Dreadnaught. Since I now know these are past our time frame, I will decline sending it as an attachment.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:13 PM Rich C via Groups.Io <rhcdmc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Garth, Those were converted in the 60s for Kaolin clay service. Most of these cars had vents on the ends right below the roof.

There were two series' of these particular cars 34000-34124 and 34200-34299. Additionally there were exterior post box cars in the 34300-34424.

I did notice some smaller side vents on some of these cars, nothing was consistent except the cars with the end vents.

Many photos here:



On Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:48:21 PM CST, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:


Good friends,

While digitizing my old negatives, I ran across this photo of Southern 50' PS-1 34242 shot in Charlottesville circa 1987. If I read George Elwood's Fallen Flags web site correctly this is not a boxcar at all, but a covered hopper (type LC, note the roof hatches). Photos on Elwood's site show these cars were often covered in some sort of white powder, which I suspect is kaolin.

According to Ed Hawkins' PS-1 article in RMJ 1995, there were no original Southern PS-1s with this number, so it must be a conversion / renumbering. These are not listed my October 1958 ORER. Can anyone comment on whether these cars were converted during our period of interest (as in 1961 or before)?

Also of interest is what appears to be a small end vent (see the partial view). I see this on other converted PS-1s on the Fallen Flags site. Is this indeed a vent, and to what purpose? 

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


Re: Southern LC "Boxcar" With Vent?

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Rich,

Thanks for settling the conversion date as past our time frame, and confirming my notion about kaolin. I also photographed a different car here in Charlottesville around the same time, Southern 55412. It has what appears to be an 8' main door and a 6' plug auxiliary door, and again four hatches, but no vent. The ends are Improved Dreadnaught. Since I now know these are past our time frame, I will decline sending it as an attachment.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 6:13 PM Rich C via Groups.Io <rhcdmc=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Garth, Those were converted in the 60s for Kaolin clay service. Most of these cars had vents on the ends right below the roof.

There were two series' of these particular cars 34000-34124 and 34200-34299. Additionally there were exterior post box cars in the 34300-34424.

I did notice some smaller side vents on some of these cars, nothing was consistent except the cars with the end vents.

Many photos here:



On Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:48:21 PM CST, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:


Good friends,

While digitizing my old negatives, I ran across this photo of Southern 50' PS-1 34242 shot in Charlottesville circa 1987. If I read George Elwood's Fallen Flags web site correctly this is not a boxcar at all, but a covered hopper (type LC, note the roof hatches). Photos on Elwood's site show these cars were often covered in some sort of white powder, which I suspect is kaolin.

According to Ed Hawkins' PS-1 article in RMJ 1995, there were no original Southern PS-1s with this number, so it must be a conversion / renumbering. These are not listed my October 1958 ORER. Can anyone comment on whether these cars were converted during our period of interest (as in 1961 or before)?

Also of interest is what appears to be a small end vent (see the partial view). I see this on other converted PS-1s on the Fallen Flags site. Is this indeed a vent, and to what purpose? 

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Tim O'Connor
 


I have noticed this curious item as well, but I'm not sure it existed when
the cars were in revenue service.




On 2/14/2020 9:36 AM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) wrote:
Hi Lester,
 
I see what you are asking about, but I don't have an answer to the question.
 
Perhaps others will know.
 
For future reference, the image that Lester refered to is linked below...
 
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Claus Thank You for sharing.  Question?  On the first photo of MDT 13755 on the right side near the “A” end the is a small rectangle with a lever located on the sill.  Can provide name if any and purpose?
Lester Breuer


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Southern LC "Boxcar" With Vent?

Rich C
 

Garth, Those were converted in the 60s for Kaolin clay service. Most of these cars had vents on the ends right below the roof.

There were two series' of these particular cars 34000-34124 and 34200-34299. Additionally there were exterior post box cars in the 34300-34424.

I did notice some smaller side vents on some of these cars, nothing was consistent except the cars with the end vents.

Many photos here:



On Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:48:21 PM CST, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:


Good friends,

While digitizing my old negatives, I ran across this photo of Southern 50' PS-1 34242 shot in Charlottesville circa 1987. If I read George Elwood's Fallen Flags web site correctly this is not a boxcar at all, but a covered hopper (type LC, note the roof hatches). Photos on Elwood's site show these cars were often covered in some sort of white powder, which I suspect is kaolin.

According to Ed Hawkins' PS-1 article in RMJ 1995, there were no original Southern PS-1s with this number, so it must be a conversion / renumbering. These are not listed my October 1958 ORER. Can anyone comment on whether these cars were converted during our period of interest (as in 1961 or before)?

Also of interest is what appears to be a small end vent (see the partial view). I see this on other converted PS-1s on the Fallen Flags site. Is this indeed a vent, and to what purpose? 

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff  🦆


Re: reefer MDT 13755 on display at the Fulton County Museum

Tim O'Connor
 


In the 1990's there was a whole string of ex-MDT ice reefers parked at the
east end of the NYC (Conrail) Selkirk NY yard. I wonder what became of them?
The set included a car with 'double hinge' doors from the 1950's. Someday
I'll dig out the negatives and scan them. Maybe. ;-)


Hi List Members,
 
While this is way past my own era of interest, I thought maybe some members might be interested in seeing the reefer MDT 13755 which is on display at the Fulton County Museum in Indiana.
 
I stumbled upon it while driving from Indianapolis to South Bend.
 
It has been repainted grey, but the original lettering is still barely discernable under the new paint.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

Richard Remiarz
 

George, 

I used Tru Color TCP 214 GN freight car red over a primer coat of Tamaya Fine Surface Primer.  The Tru Color paint holds much better with a primer on resin.  I had problems with paint coming off when I tried using Tru Color directly on resin.

Sincerely,
Rich Remiarz


On Feb 14, 2020, at 3:09 PM, gtws00 via Groups.Io <gtws00@...> wrote:

Nicely done Rich!
What brand and color paint did you use?
Thanks for posting
George Toman


Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

Richard Remiarz
 

Thanks Bill.  My first resin build many many years ago was a single door version.  It was the original Westerfield hard, brittle resin castings.  I had to glue some of the parts back together when they shattered.  After assembling that, everything else seems easy.  I was reminded how brittle the original kits were a few years ago when someone dropped that car on the floor.  Once again, I had to glue some of the castings back together.  The car is still running on the layout.

Rich Temiarz


On Feb 14, 2020, at 3:25 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Great start on your stash Rich. I built the single 6-foot door version but had forgotten this version. Very well executed model.


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Re: GN 50' SS boxcar

 

Very nice!

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Richard Remiarz <rremiarz@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 2:18 PM
To: "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>, "ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io" <ResinFreightCarBuilders@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] GN 50' SS boxcar

 

After spending most of my time the last couple of years building structures, adding scenery, and weathering/upgrading some RTR freight cars, I have finally had some time to start building resin kits again.  Now that I have retired I can start working on what Jerry Dziedzic refers to as my wall of shame, the shelves under the layout storing 200+ unbuilt resin kits. 

 

Today I finished the weathering on GN 42960, a Westerfield GN SS double-door boxcar with an end door.  Unlike most GN double door SS 50' boxcars. this series of cars were not rebuilt with a narrow door and kept their wooden doors (and end door).

 

Next up are Speedwitch kits for an NP 50' SS boxcar and Soo Line 40' SS boxcar.

 

Sincerely,

Rich Remiarz

Vadnais Heights, MN





 

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