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Re: Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

Ralph W. Brown
 

HI Corey,
 
I was wondering about that.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Corey Fischer via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 1:09 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)
 
Ralph,
 
I don’t think I can even make reservations anywhere for the undec kits. As a 1920s modeler, I need to paint and letter the cars myself. Right now I’m just buying kits online and repainting them myself.
 
Corey

On Mar 20, 2019, at 1:07 PM, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:

Hi Cory,
 
Curiously, the four undec kits, still with their “RC” item numbers, are not among those indicating “Reservations Needed.”  Also, the notation is “TBD” rather than “Taking Reservations,” so can reservations even be made for the undec kits, and will reservations for the undec kits help moved the painted and lettered cars forward?
 
I’m not sure what that means for the undec kits, but I certainly hope they will be forthcoming as I’m most interested in doing earlier versions of these cars.  The only one of the painted and lettered cars that is of any interest to me at the moment is No. 37201 “Pennsylvania – Circle Keystone – Patch.”
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
From: Corey Fischer via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:49 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)
 
I’d be happy to order a bunch of the 7002 kits.

On Mar 20, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...> wrote:

Hello,
 
Just talked to my Intermountain salesman about the X29.
 
The X29 models were originally made by Red Caboose.  RC also made  reefers, tanks, flats and gons, besides boxcars in HO scale.  For the past several years the Red Caboose products were sold by Intermountain and the product numbers had an RR prefix.  IM has now acquired the RC line and is streamlining the product numbering eliminating the RR prefix.
 
So the cars below are former RC cars and molds, but now in the IM family.  Some of the road names/paint schemes might be new releases.  Order from your favorite IM dealer.
 
See many of you Friday at the RPM East show.
 
Ted Schnepf
 
 
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:58:52 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:
 
 

Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

The Intermountain Railway Company (https://www.intermountain-railway.com/)

will produce two versions of Pennsylvania Railroad's iconic X29 boxcar, and up to nine variants for other railroads, if the company receives enough advance reservations. To date, reservation have been lagging.

Here are the two PRR versions, each with six road numbers:

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37201.htm

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37202.htm

To reserve your car, InterMountain says, "... please let your favorite hobby dealer know that you would like the item. Reservations are NO RISK to you, we do not require any deposit and you may cancel your reservation at any time.

X29 boxcars also can be reserved for the following railroads:

Baltimore & Ohio

Central RR of New Jersey

Chicago Great Western

Ferrocaril de Chihuahua al Pacifico

Lehigh & New England

Maine Central

Nickel Plate Road

Norfolk & Western

United States Army

I have no connection, financial or otherwise, to InterMountain.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

Corey Fischer
 

Ralph,

 I don’t think I can even make reservations anywhere for the undec kits. As a 1920s modeler, I need to paint and letter the cars myself. Right now I’m just buying kits online and repainting them myself. 

Corey

On Mar 20, 2019, at 1:07 PM, Ralph W. Brown <rbrown51@...> wrote:

Hi Cory,
 
Curiously, the four undec kits, still with their “RC” item numbers, are not among those indicating “Reservations Needed.”  Also, the notation is “TBD” rather than “Taking Reservations,” so can reservations even be made for the undec kits, and will reservations for the undec kits help moved the painted and lettered cars forward?
 
I’m not sure what that means for the undec kits, but I certainly hope they will be forthcoming as I’m most interested in doing earlier versions of these cars.  The only one of the painted and lettered cars that is of any interest to me at the moment is No. 37201 “Pennsylvania – Circle Keystone – Patch.”
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 
From: Corey Fischer via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:49 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)
 
I’d be happy to order a bunch of the 7002 kits.

On Mar 20, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...> wrote:

Hello,
 
Just talked to my Intermountain salesman about the X29.
 
The X29 models were originally made by Red Caboose.  RC also made  reefers, tanks, flats and gons, besides boxcars in HO scale.  For the past several years the Red Caboose products were sold by Intermountain and the product numbers had an RR prefix.  IM has now acquired the RC line and is streamlining the product numbering eliminating the RR prefix.
 
So the cars below are former RC cars and molds, but now in the IM family.  Some of the road names/paint schemes might be new releases.  Order from your favorite IM dealer.
 
See many of you Friday at the RPM East show.
 
Ted Schnepf
 
 
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:58:52 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:
 
 

Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

The Intermountain Railway Company (https://www.intermountain-railway.com/)

will produce two versions of Pennsylvania Railroad's iconic X29 boxcar, and up to nine variants for other railroads, if the company receives enough advance reservations. To date, reservation have been lagging.

Here are the two PRR versions, each with six road numbers:

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37201.htm

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37202.htm

To reserve your car, InterMountain says, "... please let your favorite hobby dealer know that you would like the item. Reservations are NO RISK to you, we do not require any deposit and you may cancel your reservation at any time.

X29 boxcars also can be reserved for the following railroads:

Baltimore & Ohio

Central RR of New Jersey

Chicago Great Western

Ferrocaril de Chihuahua al Pacifico

Lehigh & New England

Maine Central

Nickel Plate Road

Norfolk & Western

United States Army

I have no connection, financial or otherwise, to InterMountain.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Cory,
 
Curiously, the four undec kits, still with their “RC” item numbers, are not among those indicating “Reservations Needed.”  Also, the notation is “TBD” rather than “Taking Reservations,” so can reservations even be made for the undec kits, and will reservations for the undec kits help moved the painted and lettered cars forward?
 
I’m not sure what that means for the undec kits, but I certainly hope they will be forthcoming as I’m most interested in doing earlier versions of these cars.  The only one of the painted and lettered cars that is of any interest to me at the moment is No. 37201 “Pennsylvania – Circle Keystone – Patch.”
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Corey Fischer via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:49 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)
 
I’d be happy to order a bunch of the 7002 kits.

On Mar 20, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...> wrote:

Hello,
 
Just talked to my Intermountain salesman about the X29.
 
The X29 models were originally made by Red Caboose.  RC also made  reefers, tanks, flats and gons, besides boxcars in HO scale.  For the past several years the Red Caboose products were sold by Intermountain and the product numbers had an RR prefix.  IM has now acquired the RC line and is streamlining the product numbering eliminating the RR prefix.
 
So the cars below are former RC cars and molds, but now in the IM family.  Some of the road names/paint schemes might be new releases.  Order from your favorite IM dealer.
 
See many of you Friday at the RPM East show.
 
Ted Schnepf
 
 
On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:58:52 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:
 
 

Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

The Intermountain Railway Company (https://www.intermountain-railway.com/)

will produce two versions of Pennsylvania Railroad's iconic X29 boxcar, and up to nine variants for other railroads, if the company receives enough advance reservations. To date, reservation have been lagging.

Here are the two PRR versions, each with six road numbers:

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37201.htm

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37202.htm

To reserve your car, InterMountain says, "... please let your favorite hobby dealer know that you would like the item. Reservations are NO RISK to you, we do not require any deposit and you may cancel your reservation at any time.

X29 boxcars also can be reserved for the following railroads:

Baltimore & Ohio

Central RR of New Jersey

Chicago Great Western

Ferrocaril de Chihuahua al Pacifico

Lehigh & New England

Maine Central

Nickel Plate Road

Norfolk & Western

United States Army

I have no connection, financial or otherwise, to InterMountain.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

Corey Fischer
 

I’d be happy to order a bunch of the 7002 kits. 

On Mar 20, 2019, at 12:30 PM, Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...> wrote:

Hello,

Just talked to my Intermountain salesman about the X29.

The X29 models were originally made by Red Caboose.  RC also made  reefers, tanks, flats and gons, besides boxcars in HO scale.  For the past several years the Red Caboose products were sold by Intermountain and the product numbers had an RR prefix.  IM has now acquired the RC line and is streamlining the product numbering eliminating the RR prefix.

So the cars below are former RC cars and molds, but now in the IM family.  Some of the road names/paint schemes might be new releases.  Order from your favorite IM dealer.

See many of you Friday at the RPM East show.

Ted Schnepf


On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:58:52 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

The Intermountain Railway Company (https://www.intermountain-railway.com/)

will produce two versions of Pennsylvania Railroad's iconic X29 boxcar, and up to nine variants for other railroads, if the company receives enough advance reservations. To date, reservation have been lagging.

Here are the two PRR versions, each with six road numbers:

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37201.htm

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37202.htm

To reserve your car, InterMountain says, "... please let your favorite hobby dealer know that you would like the item. Reservations are NO RISK to you, we do not require any deposit and you may cancel your reservation at any time.

X29 boxcars also can be reserved for the following railroads:

Baltimore & Ohio

Central RR of New Jersey

Chicago Great Western

Ferrocaril de Chihuahua al Pacifico

Lehigh & New England

Maine Central

Nickel Plate Road

Norfolk & Western

United States Army

I have no connection, financial or otherwise, to InterMountain.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

Ted Schnepf
 

Hello,

Just talked to my Intermountain salesman about the X29.

The X29 models were originally made by Red Caboose.  RC also made  reefers, tanks, flats and gons, besides boxcars in HO scale.  For the past several years the Red Caboose products were sold by Intermountain and the product numbers had an RR prefix.  IM has now acquired the RC line and is streamlining the product numbering eliminating the RR prefix.

So the cars below are former RC cars and molds, but now in the IM family.  Some of the road names/paint schemes might be new releases.  Order from your favorite IM dealer.

See many of you Friday at the RPM East show.

Ted Schnepf


On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 12:58:52 PM CDT, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

The Intermountain Railway Company (https://www.intermountain-railway.com/)

will produce two versions of Pennsylvania Railroad's iconic X29 boxcar, and up to nine variants for other railroads, if the company receives enough advance reservations. To date, reservation have been lagging.

Here are the two PRR versions, each with six road numbers:

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37201.htm

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37202.htm

To reserve your car, InterMountain says, "... please let your favorite hobby dealer know that you would like the item. Reservations are NO RISK to you, we do not require any deposit and you may cancel your reservation at any time.

X29 boxcars also can be reserved for the following railroads:

Baltimore & Ohio

Central RR of New Jersey

Chicago Great Western

Ferrocaril de Chihuahua al Pacifico

Lehigh & New England

Maine Central

Nickel Plate Road

Norfolk & Western

United States Army

I have no connection, financial or otherwise, to InterMountain.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

gtws00
 

I have been using a online dealer called Hogtrainz (funny name) for a few years with no problems. Shipping is reasonable as well.
Direct link to X29 Pre order   https://hogtrainz.com/INTX29.htm
George Toman


Re: Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Bob,
 
I’ve been trying to find an online retailer since I read your original message on the subject, but thus far I haven’t found one that lists them as available for preorder or otherwise.  Too bad really, I’d like to get a number of the undec kits.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:58 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)
 

Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

The Intermountain Railway Company (https://www.intermountain-railway.com/)

will produce two versions of Pennsylvania Railroad's iconic X29 boxcar, and up to nine variants for other railroads, if the company receives enough advance reservations. To date, reservation have been lagging.

Here are the two PRR versions, each with six road numbers:

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37201.htm

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37202.htm

To reserve your car, InterMountain says, "... please let your favorite hobby dealer know that you would like the item. Reservations are NO RISK to you, we do not require any deposit and you may cancel your reservation at any time.

X29 boxcars also can be reserved for the following railroads:

Baltimore & Ohio

Central RR of New Jersey

Chicago Great Western

Ferrocaril de Chihuahua al Pacifico

Lehigh & New England

Maine Central

Nickel Plate Road

Norfolk & Western

United States Army

I have no connection, financial or otherwise, to InterMountain.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: 8 hatch reefer question.

Scott
 

Thank you John!  Almost done with the build.


Re: PRR Flatcar

spsalso
 

Ah, yes.  THAT makes sense.  Two brake wheels were removed and stored; one remained on the last car for a parking brake.  This, of course, means they didn't have the drop-down feature.


Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: Help With Wabash Tank Car ID

Tim O'Connor
 


lol - wo ist der sheriff, Herr Brock? :-D


On 3/19/2019 2:53 PM, Andy Carlson wrote:
My direct-paternal great-great grandfather was a Swede with the name of Carl Gaevert. His son, my great grandfather became Carlson, which I suppose is meant to be "son of Carl". Not much relationships with Germans, though.

I suppose this thread is due shortly for closure!

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11:34:37 AM PDT
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Help With Wabash Tank Car ID


My grandfather's (my Mom's dad) family were Swiss, named Leuzinger. Name was changed
to Lucksinger after they arrived here.


On 3/19/2019 10:57 AM, al_westerfield wrote:

My family’s name was originally Weustefelt.  My grandfather changed it during WW1 in order to get a job. – Al Westerfield

 


 


 

 

Years ago I was very surprised to learn that German Americans are the

largest "ethnic group"

in the USA. About 1/6 of Americans are descended from Germans, and many

more than Irish

or English or African descendants. But yeah, WWI sent their pride

underground where it has

mostly remained...

 

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2015/02/05/the-silent-minority

 

 

On 3/18/2019 11:32 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:

> Johannes wrote:

>  

>> being a German, I would be interested what exactly was german in that company. "Just" a German immigrant as a (co-)founder?

>       The founder was of German heritage. Before WW I, German heritage was a source of pride in the U.S.

>  

> Tony Thompson




--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Help With Wabash Tank Car ID

Andy Carlson
 

My direct-paternal great-great grandfather was a Swede with the name of Carl Gaevert. His son, my great grandfather became Carlson, which I suppose is meant to be "son of Carl". Not much relationships with Germans, though.

I suppose this thread is due shortly for closure!

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...>
To: "main@RealSTMFC.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11:34:37 AM PDT
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Help With Wabash Tank Car ID


My grandfather's (my Mom's dad) family were Swiss, named Leuzinger. Name was changed
to Lucksinger after they arrived here.


On 3/19/2019 10:57 AM, al_westerfield wrote:

My family’s name was originally Weustefelt.  My grandfather changed it during WW1 in order to get a job. – Al Westerfield

 


 


 

 

Years ago I was very surprised to learn that German Americans are the

largest "ethnic group"

in the USA. About 1/6 of Americans are descended from Germans, and many

more than Irish

or English or African descendants. But yeah, WWI sent their pride

underground where it has

mostly remained...

 

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2015/02/05/the-silent-minority

 

 

On 3/18/2019 11:32 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:

> Johannes wrote:

>  

>> being a German, I would be interested what exactly was german in that company. "Just" a German immigrant as a (co-)founder?

>       The founder was of German heritage. Before WW I, German heritage was a source of pride in the U.S.

>  

> Tony Thompson

 

 

--

*Tim O'Connor*

*Sterling, Massachusetts*


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Help With Wabash Tank Car ID

Tim O'Connor
 


My grandfather's (my Mom's dad) family were Swiss, named Leuzinger. Name was changed
to Lucksinger after they arrived here.


On 3/19/2019 10:57 AM, al_westerfield wrote:

My family’s name was originally Weustefelt.  My grandfather changed it during WW1 in order to get a job. – Al Westerfield

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tim O'Connor
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 9:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Help With Wabash Tank Car ID

 

 

Years ago I was very surprised to learn that German Americans are the

largest "ethnic group"

in the USA. About 1/6 of Americans are descended from Germans, and many

more than Irish

or English or African descendants. But yeah, WWI sent their pride

underground where it has

mostly remained...

 

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2015/02/05/the-silent-minority

 

 

On 3/18/2019 11:32 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:

> Johannes wrote:

>> being a German, I would be interested what exactly was german in that company. "Just" a German immigrant as a (co-)founder?

>       The founder was of German heritage. Before WW I, German heritage was a source of pride in the U.S.

> Tony Thompson

 

 

--

*Tim O'Connor*

*Sterling, Massachusetts*


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

Bob Chaparro
 

Reservations Needed: PRR X29 Boxcar (HO Scale)

The Intermountain Railway Company (https://www.intermountain-railway.com/)

will produce two versions of Pennsylvania Railroad's iconic X29 boxcar, and up to nine variants for other railroads, if the company receives enough advance reservations. To date, reservation have been lagging.

Here are the two PRR versions, each with six road numbers:

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37201.htm

https://www.intermountain-railway.com/distrib/redcaboose/html/RR-37202.htm

To reserve your car, InterMountain says, "... please let your favorite hobby dealer know that you would like the item. Reservations are NO RISK to you, we do not require any deposit and you may cancel your reservation at any time.

X29 boxcars also can be reserved for the following railroads:

Baltimore & Ohio

Central RR of New Jersey

Chicago Great Western

Ferrocaril de Chihuahua al Pacifico

Lehigh & New England

Maine Central

Nickel Plate Road

Norfolk & Western

United States Army

I have no connection, financial or otherwise, to InterMountain.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: NKP Consist (Rabbit Skins)

mopacfirst
 

I'm glad to hear that you could make a difference, and that it happened fairly quickly.

On a different tack, it's interesting that this was a Santa Fe car, since Liberal is very firmly Rock Island territory.  Maybe there just weren't any home road reefers to be had.

Ron Merrick


Re: NKP Consist (Rabbit Skins)

Bob Chaparro
 

"The accompanying information says the photograph was taken between 1910 and 1912, but this appears to be incorrect."
That is how the description originally read. I subsequently contacted the Kansas Historical Society with documentation on the date of the car so apparently they finally changed the caption.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Help With Wabash Tank Car ID

 

My family’s name was originally Weustefelt.  My grandfather changed it during WW1 in order to get a job. – Al Westerfield

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tim O'Connor
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 9:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Help With Wabash Tank Car ID

 

 

Years ago I was very surprised to learn that German Americans are the

largest "ethnic group"

in the USA. About 1/6 of Americans are descended from Germans, and many

more than Irish

or English or African descendants. But yeah, WWI sent their pride

underground where it has

mostly remained...

 

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2015/02/05/the-silent-minority

 

 

On 3/18/2019 11:32 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:

> Johannes wrote:

>> being a German, I would be interested what exactly was german in that company. "Just" a German immigrant as a (co-)founder?

>       The founder was of German heritage. Before WW I, German heritage was a source of pride in the U.S.

> Tony Thompson

 

 

--

*Tim O'Connor*

*Sterling, Massachusetts*

 

 

 


Re: Throwback Tuesday: Ambroid Rolling Stock Kits

Roger Robar
 

I built the snowplow kit and the passenger car kits back in 1955 or so; I still have and use the passenger cars for my B&M work/wreck train. Love ‘em.  …. Roger Robar

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Benjamin Hom
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:52 AM
To: STMFC
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Throwback Tuesday: Ambroid Rolling Stock Kits

 

Ambroid Rolling Stock kits, January 1954 issue of Model Railroader.

 

 

Ben Hom


Throwback Tuesday: Ambroid Rolling Stock Kits

Benjamin Hom
 

Ambroid Rolling Stock kits, January 1954 issue of Model Railroader.


Ben Hom


Re: German-American Car Co. [Was "Help With Wabash Tank Car ID"]

vapeurchapelon
 

Garth, Steve, Jim, Tony, Tim,
 
many thanks for your explanations and links. Since about two decades I see many tank cars with GATX written in very large letters here in Germany, now I know more about the origin of the company.
 
Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 19. März 2019 um 01:37 Uhr
Von: "Garth Groff" <sarahsan@...>
An: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Betreff: [RealSTMFC] German-American Car Co. [Was "Help With Wabash Tank Car ID"]
Johannes,

Atlantic Seaboard Dispatch was formed in 1898 by a German immigrant named Max Epstein to lease freight cars to shippers. Initially they offered refrigerator cars. The firm was reorganized as the German-American Car Company. in 1902. When the company went public with its stock in 1916, the name was changed to General American Tank Car Company. This better reflected the most common type of car they were offering for lease at that time. The commonly repeated story is that name was changed to make the stock more attractive to investors because of anti-German feeling in the U.S. over the war in Europe, though this is not mentioned in the story linked below.


You can read a brief history of the company at: http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/gatx-corporation-history/ .

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


 
On 3/18/19 5:49 PM, vapeurchapelon wrote:
Hello Tony,

being a German, I would be interested what exactly was german in that company. "Just" a German immigrant as a (co-)founder?

Many thanks

Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953

Gesendet: Montag, 18. März 2019 um 16:28 Uhr
Von: "Tony Thompson" <tony@...>
An: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Help With Wabash Tank Car ID

Elden Gatwood  wrote:

I did some more looking, and am pretty convinced: the letters and numbers cast into the bolster looks like GATC predecessor German-American Car Company (hence, GATC, not "General American", as is commonly thought, even though that is the modern version); name changed during WW2 because of "German" as a then dirty word.
   Actually that would be World War 1, not 2. Elden probably mistyped, but I wouldn't want wrong info to slide out there.

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Tungsten weight--40% Sale at Maximum Velocity

Andy Carlson
 

Hello everyone-

The company I have mentioned a few times as a source for Tungsten weights from putty, pellets, and many different geometric shapes is going out of business and is reducing everything for 40%.

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I have purchased a few times and love the huge weight difference from lead. About 4 times the specific gravity of Zinc, almost twice lead.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA



Dear Maximum Velocity customer:

After 20 years of offering pinewood derby supplies, we have decided to sell Maximum Velocity. This was a difficult decision as we enjoy the business and interacting with our customers. However, we are getting older and it is getting more difficult to keep up with the busy schedule. We will do our best to ease the transition, but there will be some period of time when the business will be offline.

To prepare for selling the business, we are greatly reducing our huge inventory of pinewood derby products. Starting today, we are offering 40% off on all orders - no restrictions.(1) This is your chance to get supplies for this year, or for next year at prices likely never to be seen again.

To take advantage of this offer, use coupon code MAXIMUM40 during checkout. The coupon is only valid for orders placed between March 19 and April 30.

Sorry, at this discount level there is no free shipping offer.

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To our fellow pinewood derby vendors, or individuals that are looking for large quantities of an item, we can offer you at or below wholesale prices on bulk purchases of pine blocks, weights, BSA Speed Wheels, and other parts. Send us an email with item(s) and quantity that you are interested in, and we will send you a quote. Our email address is:

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If you are interested in purchasing the business, please let us know. To run the business you would need a very large room and/or outbuilding. I don't recommend a separate commercial facility due to the overhead costs. Send serious inquiries only to: info@...

Thank you for your business,
Randy & Elisa Davis
Maximum Velocity

(1) All sales are final, and no returns are allowed except in the case of damage during shipping or a defective product. Any returns must be received by May 1, 2019.

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