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Re: Manufacturers Railway Mather box

Steve SANDIFER
 

St. Louis

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Denny Anspach
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 1:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Manufacturers Railway Mather box

 

Would  this be  the Manufacturer’s Railway reportedly out of St. Louis or the similarly named railroad that switched the Western Electric Hawthorne works in Cicero, IL?  (the latter owned by AT&T?).

 

Denny

 

 

Denny S. Anspach, MD

Sacramento, CA 95864

 

 

 


Re: CNW gondola underside

Larry Smith
 

There is a good chance the cars originated here in Birmingham from ABC Coke works.  They are now owned by Drummond Coal out of Jasper, AL.  I saw a lot of these cars parked at the plant in Tarrent many years ago.  Yes they did have a lot of different varieties of them

Larry Smith

On Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:16:07 PM CDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



L&N coke box car. The L&N rebuilt a variety of cars for coke service. My Dad photographed
one in Pueblo Colorado (CF&I Steel) in the late 1960's. They probably also made it to Provo,
to the USS Geneva works. Met coal & coke from east of the Mississippi was a common sight in
Colorado, even to the very end of steel making in Colorado.

Tim O'Connor



On 4/29/2019 1:26 PM, Brian Termunde via Groups.Io wrote:
Some nice stuff on the site. You can click on the "X" in the upper right to get to thumbnails of the photos.

In doing so, I came across one car and I was wondering if it is the prototype of Walthers "Jailbox" car?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-6Mf2Vm5/A

And Thanks for sharing the link Gary!

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Manufacturers Railway Mather box

Bruce Smith
 

Denny,

It’s the Anheuser-Busch owned railroad out of St. Louis

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Apr 29, 2019, at 1:47 PM, Denny Anspach <danspachmd@...> wrote:

Would  this be  the Manufacturer’s Railway reportedly out of St. Louis or the similarly named railroad that switched the Western Electric Hawthorne works in Cicero, IL?  (the latter owned by AT&T?).

Denny


Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento, CA 95864





Re: Manufacturers Railway Mather box

Denny Anspach <danspachmd@...>
 

Would  this be  the Manufacturer’s Railway reportedly out of St. Louis or the similarly named railroad that switched the Western Electric Hawthorne works in Cicero, IL?  (the latter owned by AT&T?).

Denny


Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento, CA 95864




Re: RP Cyc's #20 - #25, was BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Tim O'Connor
 

I don't recall precisely but I think they were always less than $30 each.

They were a capital B bargain!

On 4/29/2019 2:25 PM, Allen Cain wrote:
Can anyone help me out and let me know what the last RPC's were selling for when they came out?

Thanks,

Allen Cain
--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: Manufacturers Railway Mather box

Steve SANDIFER
 

Richard Hendrickson was the consultant to Proto on these cars. MRS leased a number of the Mather cars between mid 1930s to the late 1950s. Paint scheme and number are correct.

A review of the cars was in the Railmodel Journal, August 2003.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of mopacfirst
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 6:11 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Manufacturers Railway Mather box

 

How correct is this car?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MANUFACTURERS-RAILWAY-MRS-GREEN-40-MATHER-Boxcar-by-Proto-2K-Walthers/264299931896?hash=item3d8980e8f8:g:IhIAAOSwXn9cw9I1

I'm aware they came in different heights.  I'm not in a position now to check my ORER copies.

Ron Merrick


Re: RP Cyc's #20 - #25, was BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Allen Cain
 

Can anyone help me out and let me know what the last RPC's were selling for when they came out?

Thanks,

Allen Cain


Re: grab iron ladders

frograbbit602
 

Clark I would use 2x2, I use .020x.020” Evergreen strip styrene, for the stile near the corner and a 1x2 for the other stile, the side toward the center of the car over the corrugation.
Lester Breuer


Re: CNW gondola underside

Tim O'Connor
 


L&N coke box car. The L&N rebuilt a variety of cars for coke service. My Dad photographed
one in Pueblo Colorado (CF&I Steel) in the late 1960's. They probably also made it to Provo,
to the USS Geneva works. Met coal & coke from east of the Mississippi was a common sight in
Colorado, even to the very end of steel making in Colorado.

Tim O'Connor



On 4/29/2019 1:26 PM, Brian Termunde via Groups.Io wrote:
Some nice stuff on the site. You can click on the "X" in the upper right to get to thumbnails of the photos.

In doing so, I came across one car and I was wondering if it is the prototype of Walthers "Jailbox" car?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-6Mf2Vm5/A

And Thanks for sharing the link Gary!

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: [bbfcl] StJ&LC open top boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 


Scott, making this photo doubly interesting is that the box car appears to be ex-Delaware & Hudson
with those odd double weld seams. A kit for these cars was recently introduced by Yarmouth Model Works!

Tim O'Connor


On 4/29/2019 10:33 AM, D. Scott Chatfield wrote:


I think it's safe to safe those aren't woodchips in there.  I wouldn't think that small a quantity of stone, obviously not monument quality either, could justify a rail move, especially one involving an interchange (it's in a Maine Central train).  Hmmm


Scott Chatfield


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Manufacturers Railway Mather box

Tim O'Connor
 


it's pretty accurate


On 4/29/2019 7:10 AM, mopacfirst wrote:
How correct is this car?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MANUFACTURERS-RAILWAY-MRS-GREEN-40-MATHER-Boxcar-by-Proto-2K-Walthers/264299931896?hash=item3d8980e8f8:g:IhIAAOSwXn9cw9I1

I'm aware they came in different heights.  I'm not in a position now to check my ORER copies.

Ron Merrick
_._,_._,_


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: NJI&I Boxcar

Tim O'Connor
 


Either an appliance or automobile parts pool assignment. Usually a good indicator that the
car has special equipment or loading devices - could be as simple as pallets that stayed with
the car. In the auto industry the pool assignment stencils were frequently changed.

Tim O'Connor


On 4/29/2019 4:23 AM, Garth Groff wrote:
Friends,

While skimming through the Ed Wilkommen photos, I noted this view which included an NJI&I boxcar: https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-r5ZmB9k/A . Besides being a rather rare roadname in its own right, I was struck by the initials above the reporting marks. They look like "GN-I" or GH-I". Any comments about what they mean?

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff



--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: grab iron ladders

Dennis Storzek
 

The outer stile is 2" x 2" angle, which is pretty common for ladder stiles on freight cars. The inner stile is problematic, as it is 1/4" x 2" flat stock, so should really only be .003" thick in HO scale. .005" thick brass shim stock is likely the best bet.

Dennis Storzek


Re: CNW gondola underside

Brian Termunde
 

Some nice stuff on the site. You can click on the "X" in the upper right to get to thumbnails of the photos.

In doing so, I came across one car and I was wondering if it is the prototype of Walthers "Jailbox" car?

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-6Mf2Vm5/A

And Thanks for sharing the link Gary!

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah


Re: grab iron ladders

WILLIAM PARDIE
 


For a USRA car I haved used brass styles.  The outer is from one of Pierre’s etched ladders and the inner is strip brass.

Bill PArdie






On Apr 28, 2019, at 5:26 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

I used either Evergreen HO scale 1x2 or 1x3 for the stiles on some CB&Q SS boxcars, don’t remember which. The Q was notorious for using multiple short stile sections on the right side of the end ladders for some classes.  I can dig up the detail if it would help.
 
Nelson Moyer
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2019 10:16 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] grab iron ladders
 
One of the drawbacks for me is making the grab iron ladders on the ends of USRA style box cars. I looked over my stash of Evergreen styrene strips but didn't see anything I really liked. Any advice for the stiles would be appreciated.
Thanks,
CW Propst 



Re: BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Michael Gross
 

Many thanks to the generous STMFC community for the helpful photos and documentation needed to complete the BLI steel boxcar.  I now have all I need to bring this model "to life," and I look forward to sharing the finished piece when it is completed.

Thanks again.

Cheers!

Michael Gross
On The Road - Lake Tahoe, NV


Re: RP Cyc's #20 - #25, was BLI NYC Steel Boxcar Photos Needed

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Speaking of RP Cyc #21 I am missing #20 - #25 but have extras of #3 - #7 and #16. Is there anyone
with extras of the issues I am seeking that needs any of those I have multiples of who would be interested
in a trade or is there anyone with extras of #20 - #25 they are willing to sell at a reasonable price?

Thanks to anyone who can assist, Don Valentine


Manufacturers Railway Mather box

mopacfirst
 

How correct is this car?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MANUFACTURERS-RAILWAY-MRS-GREEN-40-MATHER-Boxcar-by-Proto-2K-Walthers/264299931896?hash=item3d8980e8f8:g:IhIAAOSwXn9cw9I1

I'm aware they came in different heights.  I'm not in a position now to check my ORER copies.

Ron Merrick


Damaged kit in mail

Eric Hansmann
 

We learned one of our customers recently received a badly damaged Resin Car Works kit. It's not a frequent occurrence but could happen to you with an order from any of the small model railroad manufacturers. A few suggestions are outlined in the latest Resin Car Works blog post when a damaged kit arrives at your door.

http://blog.resincarworks.com/ouch/



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy



Re: NJI&I Boxcar

Eric Hansmann
 

I think the letters are GM-1. Could this car be in a pool service for automobile parts?

I like the nine-post gondola.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


On April 29, 2019 at 2:23 AM Garth Groff <sarahsan@...> wrote:

Friends,

While skimming through the Ed Wilkommen photos, I noted this view which included an NJI&I boxcar: https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/Ed-Wilkommen-Collection/Freight-Cars/i-r5ZmB9k/A . Besides being a rather rare roadname in its own right, I was struck by the initials above the reporting marks. They look like "GN-I" or GH-I". Any comments about what they mean?

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


 


 



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