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Re: Outrageous Foobie

Tim O'Connor
 

Garth

As we use the term, I think "foobie" is incorrect. For a car to be a foobie there must be an
actual prototype from which to deviate. Fantasy schemes are neither correct nor incorrect.
Modeling limbo, as it were. :-)

Tim O'Connor


On 3/12/2021 6:11 AM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
Friends,

You will probably roll your eyes over this tank car I found on the Micro-Mark web pages. It truly is groan-worthy.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Fw: Milwaukee road flood photo

Andy Laurent
 

...as I look closer at these cars, some received steel sheet ends (perhaps the RBL cars).

Andy L.
Madison, WI


Re: Outrageous Foobie

maynard stowe
 

gotta have one how can I convert it to photo 48?
Maynard Stowe

On Mar 12, 2021, at 6:11 AM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:

Friends,

You will probably roll your eyes over this tank car I found on the Micro-Mark web pages. It truly is groan-worthy.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆
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Re: Fw: Milwaukee road flood photo

Andy Laurent
 

Attached are 6 photos of WRX RB cars in the 9600 and 9700-series, including a few in International Milling paint.  It appears that the rebuilt RB cars started in the 9500-series and went up into the the 9800s (your photo of 9807 shows a rebuilt RBL).

Andy L.
Madison, WI


Milwaukee Road gondola build

Eric Hansmann
 

George Toman shares his work building a Resin Car Works Milwaukee Road composite gondola in the latest RCW blog post.



Eric Hansmann
RCW web guy


Re: Outrageous Foobie

Chris Barkan
 

It appears to be a Penn Line model lettered for Taiwan Rail Express; however, the "prototype" would have been Cape Gauge (3' 6") not standard...
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Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL


Re: Outrageous Foobie

RICH CHAPIN
 

Yes, but a perfect car to have for a grand child to watch go round and round a layout.


Re: Outrageous Foobie

Paul Doggett
 

Garth 

🤣🤣🤣🤣 ha ha ha 

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 12 Mar 2021, at 11:12, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:


Friends,

You will probably roll your eyes over this tank car I found on the Micro-Mark web pages. It truly is groan-worthy.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆
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Outrageous Foobie

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Friends,

You will probably roll your eyes over this tank car I found on the Micro-Mark web pages. It truly is groan-worthy.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


Re: Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

Dave Parker
 

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 10:34 AM, Dennis Storzek wrote:
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.
I dunno, maybe it was something about meat reefers.  Swift was apparently building truss-rod cars with steel center sills as late as 1917-18, and rebuilt some 33-ft, pre-1900 cars as late as 1925-26.  It looks like Armour may have done something similar with at least a few of their ~1900 WUF cars.
 
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Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Mather reefer (Red Caboose)

mopacfirst
 

I'm separated from my books right now, so I can't look this up.  There's a Red Caboose kit for an MRRX wood-side reefer on eBay now.  I built a MUNX reefer a number of years ago, and changed the brake gear to AB.  Were there any obvious differences between the two reporting marks, in terms of era, assignments, appearance?

Anything else I should know?

Ron Merrick


Re: L&N Woodrack -- 5

James Brewer
 

A very nice looking car Bob!

Jim Brewer


Re: L&N Woodrack -- 5

O Fenton Wells
 

Well done Bob, good looking car
Fenton 


On Mar 11, 2021, at 12:50 PM, Bob Chapman <chapbob4014@...> wrote:


L&N’s “steelie” woodracks (#20350-20499) were rebuilt in 1948 from 36-foot double-sheathed boxcars built in 1923. The two-sided Murphy ends were pirated from a Sunshine Models MP woodrack kit (the kit leftovers became a MP flatcar). The rest of the model was scratchbuilt from styrene. Detailing is similar to previous cars in this series, and the load is cast plaster.  
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman
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Re: Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

Douglas Harding
 

Here is the brake end.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:35 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

 

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


Re: Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

Dennis Storzek
 

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


Re: Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

Dennis Storzek
 

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 07:29 AM, Steve and Barb Hile wrote:
Switching to the Westerfield ACF lot list, Lot 5995 for Kingan was 75 cars.  In a 1930 ORER, KRLX 901-975 is a range with 58 cars in it.  So, it is likely that KRLX 943 was the same Kingan 954 from 1910.
That's too bad. I was hoping it had been built by Haskell & Barker, as there would be a good chance drawings exist of all the missing parts.

Dennis Storzek


L&N Woodrack -- 5

Bob Chapman
 

L&N’s “steelie” woodracks (#20350-20499) were rebuilt in 1948 from 36-foot double-sheathed boxcars built in 1923. The two-sided Murphy ends were pirated from a Sunshine Models MP woodrack kit (the kit leftovers became a MP flatcar). The rest of the model was scratchbuilt from styrene. Detailing is similar to previous cars in this series, and the load is cast plaster.  
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman


Re: Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

Douglas Harding
 

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.

 

From the Feb 1913 ORER

 

From the June 1917 ORER

 

In later years Kingan also leased reefers from National Car Co. https://www.protocraft.com/category.cfm?ItemID=859&Categoryid=21

 

Photo of KRLX 6777 rebuilt in the 40s http://magazine.trainlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/rmj_199703.pdf

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve and Barb Hile
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2021 9:29 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

 

The ORER records are pretty inscrutable, but there is a picture of Kingan 954 in Kaminsky and Hendrickson’s Billboard reefer book showing it to be an ACF product in 1910.

 

Switching to the Westerfield ACF lot list, Lot 5995 for Kingan was 75 cars.  In a 1930 ORER, KRLX 901-975 is a range with 58 cars in it.  So, it is likely that KRLX 943 was the same Kingan 954 from 1910.

 

There may be a builder’s photo in the Barriger Library Flickr site.  I didn’t look there.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:56 PM
To:
main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

 

About seven years ago the Indiana Transportation Museum rescued the body of KRLX 943 from a warehouse, where the carbody had been used as secure storage indoors for about seventy years. The car was built in 1910, with the last bearing repack in 1933. I understand that ITM is now defunct. Does anyone have any history on this car? Builder? In service photos?



Dennis Storzek


Re: Fw: Milwaukee road flood photo

Tim O'Connor
 


Wood sheathed ice reefers (RS) were rebuilt as RB's. In 1959 there were just 15 RB cars in the 9700 series.
I have not seen any photos of those cars. I wonder if the Branchline (or Westerfield) ACF reefers could be used
to properly model these.

Tim O'Connor


On 3/10/2021 5:23 PM, poweredby251 via groups.io wrote:
Western Refrigerator Line (WRX reporting marks) out of Green Bay WI had a series of insulated boxcars, wood with reefer style doors.  Almost all were painted white as in the flood picture, and most were lettered for GBW or International Milling.  Not sure if any had that rounded roofline though.....

John Gadow

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

Steve and Barb Hile
 

The ORER records are pretty inscrutable, but there is a picture of Kingan 954 in Kaminsky and Hendrickson’s Billboard reefer book showing it to be an ACF product in 1910.

 

Switching to the Westerfield ACF lot list, Lot 5995 for Kingan was 75 cars.  In a 1930 ORER, KRLX 901-975 is a range with 58 cars in it.  So, it is likely that KRLX 943 was the same Kingan 954 from 1910.

 

There may be a builder’s photo in the Barriger Library Flickr site.  I didn’t look there.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dennis Storzek
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:56 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Does anyone have info on Klingan 943?

 

About seven years ago the Indiana Transportation Museum rescued the body of KRLX 943 from a warehouse, where the carbody had been used as secure storage indoors for about seventy years. The car was built in 1910, with the last bearing repack in 1933. I understand that ITM is now defunct. Does anyone have any history on this car? Builder? In service photos?



Dennis Storzek

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