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nice partial view of W&LE 25046, a 40ft steel boxcar (1950s)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Some may enjoy this nice partial view of W&LE 25046, a 40ft steel boxcar.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund


Re: 2021 Red River Prototype Modelers Meet

Jacob Damron
 

Jeff:

Ryan, Kevin Leddy, and myself can all be 'blamed' for this. We were discussing RPM's back in 2019 and one of us said 'we wish some of these were closer' and then the next comment was 'why not here?' And, here we are! The response so far has been very good and supportive and we're really excited about the potential of this. Hopefully we'll see you in June. 

Jacob Damron
Ft Worth, TX


Re: 2021 Red River Prototype Modelers Meet

Jeff Ford
 

Jacob,

Good to see the web site up and glad to hear of a positive reception.  I can remember tossing around the idea with Ryan Harris on more than one occasion over the past several years. Glad others have the "bandwidth" to get this off the ground.  One tremendous benefit to tout is D/FW is readily accessible by plane from just about anywhere.

Hoping to attend,
-Jeff Ford
Sanger, Texas


Re: test

 

5 x 5

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Mar 17, 2021, at 9:03 PM, Gene Semon <mopac1@...> wrote:

Just a test of my email system.

Gene


Re: 2021 Red River Prototype Modelers Meet

Jacob Damron
 

Thanks Michael. We've been very surprised and pleased with the response so far. Our goal is to host a quality event that does justice to the RPM community. 

Jacob Damron


Re: 2021 Red River Prototype Modelers Meet

Michael Gross
 

Great idea, Jacob, and wishing you much success with this latest RPM!
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA


Re: Fw: Milwaukee road flood photo

Tim O'Connor
 


Yes, the Sunshine 88.x series, you are correct.

Jim Hayes web site is preserved for all of us in the Wayback Machine. :-)

https://web.archive.org/web/20190126192539/http://sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sun88.pdf
https://web.archive.org/web/20190126195000/http://sunshinekits.com/sunimages/sunalltimepart3.pdf

Tim O'Connor


On 3/15/2021 9:51 PM, kevinhlafferty wrote:

  I think you were probably referring to the Sunshine 88.5/88.6 kits. 
 
Kevin Lafferty   sun88 _NYC wood express reefers _ milk, express cars_.pdf


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Question: Reefers With Belt-Line Rivet Rows

Ray Hutchison
 

"InterMountain kits build up into excellent models and these are no exception. One aspect not readily apparent is how to install the supports on the roof for the icing ramps." (caption on the inset photograph at bottom right)

Supports on the roof for the icing ramps is an interesting feature, something that could be modeled fairly easily, and make the cars distinctive.  But in the photograph, it does no appear that any of the cars have the roof supports on them.

ray hutchison


Re: Question: Reefers With Belt-Line Rivet Rows

Scott
 

No, FGEX and ART did for sure.  I would imagine there are others.

Scott McDonald 


Re: Question: Reefers With Belt-Line Rivet Rows

Douglas Harding
 

ART had  Belt-Line rivet rows on reefers. https://www.amarillorailmuseum.com/art-car-history-and-kit

ART starting building this new design in 1939 using kits provided by ACF with the new belt line rivet panels. Read more about them in:

https://2c64f1b6-a04f-4139-9997-9c0e328c7867.filesusr.com/ugd/43001b_431dbf92ea1d46ef8d0a5d4e8d03543f.pdf

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:38 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Question: Reefers With Belt-Line Rivet Rows

 

Question: Reefers With Belt-Line Rivet Rows

Here are two General American ice bunker reefers:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4242880

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4194463

Was General American the only builder to have this spotting feature on some of its cars?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Question: Reefers With Belt-Line Rivet Rows

Bob Chaparro
 

Question: Reefers With Belt-Line Rivet Rows

Here are two General American ice bunker reefers:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4242880

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4194463

Was General American the only builder to have this spotting feature on some of its cars?

Thanks.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Fw: Milwaukee road flood photo

Marty McGuirk
 

Based on the side sill, the shape of the ends, the apparent lack of a running board on the car in the original photo I’m almost certain that’s one of the NYC/Rutland express cars. It most certainly isn’t one of the WRX cars. 

Those cars frequently went way out west - I remember Andy Sperandeo being shocked, and somewhat surprised that he was able to include a “milk car” (not in milk service of course!) on his Cajon Pass layout. 

Sadly, Andy never got a chance to build that Sunshine kit - and I ended up with his. 

Marty McGuirk


On Mar 15, 2021, at 9:51 PM, kevinhlafferty <khlafferty@...> wrote:

I think you were probably referring to the Sunshine 88.5/88.6 kits.

Kevin Lafferty <sun88 _NYC wood express reefers _ milk, express cars_.pdf>


L&N Woodrack -- 6

David Payne
 

 
Would be better if it had the typical 10 inch or so overhang.
DPayne
 
 


2021 Red River Prototype Modelers Meet

Jacob Damron
 

Fellow Modelers:

Our group, the Texas Railway Modeling and Historical Society, is hosting our inaugural Red River Prototype Modelers Meet here in the D/FW metroplex. This meet will be held at the Forest Hill Civic Center on June 26, 2021 from 9 am to 6 pm. This is on the east side of Ft Worth along I-20. 

The lack of an RPM here in the Lonestar State has been a major gap in our prototype modeling community and we hope to correct that. Last year would have been our inaugural year but Covid altered those plans for us. So, 2021 will now be our inaugural event. We selected the month of June to avoid conflicts with other RPM's such as Benton, St. Louis, and Naperville. Those are all wonderful RPM's and we hope to build something worthy of this community here in Texas. 

I'll have models on display along with hosting the event. What exists of my 1963 Twin Star Rocket will be on display as well as portions of my Dallas Union Terminal module complex to include the Triple Underpass, Tower 106, and the Trinity River wye leg trestle. 

For more information including our vendors, raffle donors, and clinics please visit RedRiverRPM.org

Jacob Damron


Re: L&N Woodrack -- 6

James Brewer
 

Bob,

Congrats on finishing the project...all wonderful models!

Jim Brewer


Re: L&N Woodrack -- 6

O Fenton Wells
 

Bob, Another great build keep em coming 




On Mar 15, 2021, at 9:32 PM, Bob Chapman <chapbob4014@...> wrote:


The last L&N woodrack (yea!). 
 
In the 50s, General Steel Castings offered woodrack kits that several roads purchased and built in their own shops, sometimes with road-specific details. 
 
The Atlas model offers several upgrade opportunities to match the L&N prototype – replace the open grid floor with solid styrene, add ladders, add underbody brake components, add tackboards, add uncoupling levers, and replace brakewheel.
 
Atlas's styrene pulpwood load is comical – huge logs symmetrically placed on either side of the centerline; the cast plaster load is a welcome upgrade. 
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman
 
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Re: Fw: Milwaukee road flood photo

kevinhlafferty
 

I think you were probably referring to the Sunshine 88.5/88.6 kits.

Kevin Lafferty


L&N Woodrack -- 6

Bob Chapman
 

The last L&N woodrack (yea!). 
 
In the 50s, General Steel Castings offered woodrack kits that several roads purchased and built in their own shops, sometimes with road-specific details. 
 
The Atlas model offers several upgrade opportunities to match the L&N prototype – replace the open grid floor with solid styrene, add ladders, add underbody brake components, add tackboards, add uncoupling levers, and replace brakewheel.
 
Atlas's styrene pulpwood load is comical – huge logs symmetrically placed on either side of the centerline; the cast plaster load is a welcome upgrade. 
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman
 


Re: Fw: Milwaukee road flood photo

Tim O'Connor
 


Yes. ALCO imported a brass model - I had one (I may still :-))  and I think
Sunshine 64.3 was the resin model kit for this same car.

Tim O'Connor



On 3/10/2021 5:48 PM, Stephen Dolezal wrote:
I believe, and it would take much digging in my files to find it, that NYC had some express cars converted from milk cars.  Probably older cars made surplus after more modern steel milk cars came into regular use.  Hence the lack of ice hatches. 

If memory is correct, there may have been an ALCO MODELS brass car and perhaps a Sunshine resin car like this one.  Anyone have the flyer for the Sunshine NYC express cars?

Steve Dolezal


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

Aidan Mollohan
 

Interestingly, I don't see anything about this car on the informal records from the museum's dissolution. 


Aidan Mollohan

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 1:34 PM Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...> wrote:
On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 08:46 AM, Douglas Harding wrote:

The attached photo is of Kingan 1400, built by ACF in 1920. Believe this is from the ACF collection at the Barriger Library Flickr site.

 

 

Amazing. That car was ten years obsolete the day it was built. Admittedly it most likely has steel channels for center sills, but the rest looks to be identical to the 1910 built car.

Dennis Storzek

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