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Re: DT&I X29 Photos

Bill Welch
 

thank you Tim.

Bill Welch


Re: DT&I X29 Photos

Tim O'Connor
 


Ben Hom originally shared that photo on 10-22-2011. Ben mentioned the photo again
to STMFC on 5-12-2014. The photo is a blow up of a photo that was published in the
UPHS Streamliner magazine V.13/#2 p.14

Tim O'



The only photo I've ever seen of one.

 Have any photos of the DT&I 18000–18149 or 20000–20199 X29 cars ever surfaced and if if known their source?
 Bill Welch

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: DT&I X29 Photos

Tim O'Connor
 


The only photo I've ever seen of one.


 Have any photos of the DT&I 18000–18149 or 20000–20199 X29 cars ever surfaced and if if known their source?
 Bill Welch


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Rapido NP DS boxcars are out

Brian Carlson
 

Just a public service announcement that the Rapido Northern Pacific DS box cars are available, finally! Picked one up today at the Greater Toronto train show.


Brian J. Carlson


DT&I X29 Photos

Bill Welch
 

Have any photos of the DT&I 18000–18149 or 20000–20199 X29 cars ever surfaced and if if known their source?

Bill Welch


Re: 5th Ave Car Shops owners

Douglas Harding
 

Jim Singer is the owner of 5th Ave Car Shops PO Box 423, LaGrange IL 60525. Jim does not have an online presence. Accurail hosts their website at http://www.accurail.com/accurail/art/custom/carshops/carshops.htm

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lester Breuer
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 8:28 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] 5th Ave Car Shops owners

 

I have been building and upgrading several 5th Avenue Car Shops kits.  I can not remember the names of the two gentleman who owned 5th Avenue Car Shops? Can some one help?  Thanks in advance.
Lester Breuer


Re: 5th Ave Car Shops owners

Bill Welch
 

He will be at Lisle.

Bill Welch


Re: 5th Ave Car Shops owners

Dennis Storzek
 

Lester,
I thought it was just Jim Singer.

Dennis Storzek


5th Ave Car Shops owners

Lester Breuer
 

I have been building and upgrading several 5th Avenue Car Shops kits.  I can not remember the names of the two gentleman who owned 5th Avenue Car Shops? Can some one help?  Thanks in advance.
Lester Breuer


Re: 2017 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

O Fenton Wells
 

Well done.  Thanks for sharing
Fenton

On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 8:55 AM Richard Scott <rlscott5709@...> wrote:
The attached photo shows my O-scale Chicago Great Western boxcar that I built from the 2017 Chicagoland RPM mini-kit.  Each attendee received a mini-kit in the scale of their choosing; the O-scale version consisted of resin castings for the unique corrugated ends and a decal sheet.  My model's body and roof are Intermountain parts that I bought at the show.  Its other components are from assorted makers and came from my parts stash.  I'm planning to display it at the 2018 Chicagoland event in a few weeks.

Dick Scott



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Sunshine Meets Photos Still Wanted

Steve and Barb Hile
 

As we prepare to honor the memory of Martin Lofton and Sunshine Models at the 25th gathering next month, I would still like to find some additional pictures to share at the Friends of the Freight Car dinner and panel discussion.  I now regret taking pictures over the years of only the models on the tables that interested me.  I wish I had a few more that showed Martin and the other attendees.
 
I would especially like to borrow an image or two of the sales room and feeding frenzy that always marked the opening day of the meet.  I remember seeing a line out the door and guys coming out with an armload of new kits.
 
Please send anything you think might be helpful directly to me at shile (at) mindspring (dot) com.
 
Thanks,
Steve Hile


Re: Retainer valves

Dennis Storzek
 

The common generic name these days is control valve. This because they provide more functions than the early triple valves which either charged the reservoir, applied the brake, or released the brake. The terminology predates the K equipment and the H equipment before it, and was also applied to a variety of passenger equipment valves. When the valves gained additional functions such as emergency, they became known as control valves.

Dennis Storzek


Re: Retainer valves

Bill Welch
 

Ron, thank you for posting this document on the Lowly Retainer. I have for awhile known that the AB Valve is not the same thing as the Triple Valve but had wondered where the term "triple valve" came from and now I know it was part of the "K" brake system.

Bill Welch


Re: 2017 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

Gene Green <genegreen1942@...>
 

That is a NICE car!  New end is joined seamlessly.  Good work!  Good weathering!
Gene Green


Re: Retainer valves

ron christensen
 

I have a clinic on brakes and this is a side note on retaining valves.
Hopefully the PDF works.
Ron Christensen


Re: 2017 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

Bill Welch
 

As usual Dick, flawless modeling.

Bill Welch


Re: Toronto train show.

G.J. Irwin
 

Brian and all,

It's this Saturday and Sunday (29 and 30 September 2018) and it's been renamed the "Greater Toronto Train Show". 

I missed last year but attended in previous years, and I will be there Saturday morning. 

It's not really an RPM-type event but there have been some interesting layouts and displays in the past.   There are Canadian vendors that I generally don't see "south of the border."  Displays typically include some UK railroading. 

Rapido Trains is a major sponsor and I expect they will be there, so there can be questions about the progress of the forthcoming NP boxcar (STFMC content).  And I expect to make a stop at Credit Valley Hobbies in Mississagua on the way back.

Easiest way from Buffalo is QEW to the 403, 403 turns into 410.  I go all the way to the end, turn North onto Hurontario Street, then right onto Old School Road, then the venue is on the right, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Brampton ON.  There is frequently another event going on there as well, but I think we'll know which are the trains and which are the baby clothes!

https://www.torontotrainshow.com/

$1 off coupon available on the above site.  Exchange rate was about $1.30 Canadian to $1 US when I checked a couple of days ago, although Canadian dollar prices are generally higher than US prices so a calculator might be handy.

Cheers,
George Irwin
"Barely qualified to be an STMFC-er"


Re: 2017 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

gtws00
 

Dick,
That is a great looking CGW mini-kit. Turned out very nice.
Thanks for sharing
George Toman


Re: 2017 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

Paul Doggett
 

Dick 
That’s very nice I like the subtle weathered look.

Paul Doggett England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 28 Sep 2018, at 13:55, Richard Scott <rlscott5709@...> wrote:

The attached photo shows my O-scale Chicago Great Western boxcar that I built from the 2017 Chicagoland RPM mini-kit.  Each attendee received a mini-kit in the scale of their choosing; the O-scale version consisted of resin castings for the unique corrugated ends and a decal sheet.  My model's body and roof are Intermountain parts that I bought at the show.  Its other components are from assorted makers and came from my parts stash.  I'm planning to display it at the 2018 Chicagoland event in a few weeks.

Dick Scott
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2017 Chicagoland RPM Mini-Kit

Richard Scott
 

The attached photo shows my O-scale Chicago Great Western boxcar that I built from the 2017 Chicagoland RPM mini-kit.  Each attendee received a mini-kit in the scale of their choosing; the O-scale version consisted of resin castings for the unique corrugated ends and a decal sheet.  My model's body and roof are Intermountain parts that I bought at the show.  Its other components are from assorted makers and came from my parts stash.  I'm planning to display it at the 2018 Chicagoland event in a few weeks.

Dick Scott