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Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Paul Koehler
 

Bill:

 

Yes I have built several of them (great model).  They are installed on my club’s layout; my memory tells me that they were over width for a load.  With blade attached it would require an over width permit.

 

Paul C. Koehler

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 3:23 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

 

Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch


Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Bruce Smith
 

Daniel, Bill,


One other alternative is the Wespe resin kit 87070, US Dozer "Le Tourneau" which is claimed in the instructions to be a "1936Cat RD-4 equipped with an R.G. LeTourneau XC4 Angledozer  blade attachment. The blade has overhead rigging like the GHQ.


Being resin, the Wespe weighs slightly more than the air it displaces, compared to the GHQ. I have yet to build it.  I have 2 GHQ D8s that I have yet to build as well, but the parts on all are nicely detailed. I look forward to building them and shipping a couple of new US Army (or maybe Navy SeaBee?) dozers and then one that has seen some heavy work.


 Rio Grande Models have a BEST Model 60 with blade and a CAT RD-8​. They also​ have some different cast metal construction loads.  I have a few of those!  http://www.riograndemodels.com/HO.htm   


Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:46 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load
 
The only other possibilities are the old Canon RD8, not bad, but the tracks are undersized. The Woodland Scenics Cat is styled as a D8, but is about the size of a D6. First Gear offers an IH TD-25 which is decent. The best of the lot are some from Overland Models (“stretch” D8’s) and Classic Construction Models (modern D9 & D11), but these get very expensive. CCM’s D11 is about $400!

Daniel Mitchell
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On Sep 13, 2018, at 7:34 PM, Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@...> wrote:

Yes, it’s a fine little HO model ... there are two versions, with and without the blade. It’s the best D8 available in HO. Also consider the excellent D7 from Artitech, also in two versions (w/blade, & as a new tractor being delivered).

Dan Mitchell
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On Sep 13, 2018, at 6:22 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch



Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Jon Miller
 

On 9/13/2018 4:34 PM, Daniel A. Mitchell wrote:
Also consider the excellent D7 from Artitech, also in two versions (w/blade, & as a new tractor being delivered).

Also see if the Woodland Scenics Bulldozer Cat D-7 Tractor Kit HO D233 is still available!

-- 
Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
Digitrax  Chief/Zephyr systems, 
SPROG, JMRI User
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS


Actual Burlington SM-18 cars

mopacfirst
 

All this conversation about trucks under stock cars, and not a clue what the cars looked like.  All I ask is a number series, in at least the hope that some photos exist.

I pulled out my late friend Mike Spoor's CB&Q color guide, but all that's there are various SM-19 series.

I don't think these were Mather cars, were they?

Ron Merrick


Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Jeff
 

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 4:46 PM Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@...> wrote:

The only other possibilities are the old Canon RD8, not bad, but the tracks are undersized. The Woodland Scenics Cat is styled as a D8, but is about the size of a D6. First Gear offers an IH TD-25 which is decent. The best of the lot are some from Overland Models (“stretch” D8’s) and Classic Construction Models (modern D9 & D11), but these get very expensive. CCM’s D11 is about $400!
For $400 that thing ought to excavate my front yard for landscaping as
well as look good on a flatcar.

--
Jeff Shultz
http://www.shultzinfosystems.com
A railfan approaches a grade crossing hoping that there will be a train.


Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

The only other possibilities are the old Canon RD8, not bad, but the tracks are undersized. The Woodland Scenics Cat is styled as a D8, but is about the size of a D6. First Gear offers an IH TD-25 which is decent. The best of the lot are some from Overland Models (“stretch” D8’s) and Classic Construction Models (modern D9 & D11), but these get very expensive. CCM’s D11 is about $400!

Daniel Mitchell
===========

On Sep 13, 2018, at 7:34 PM, Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@...> wrote:

Yes, it’s a fine little HO model ... there are two versions, with and without the blade. It’s the best D8 available in HO. Also consider the excellent D7 from Artitech, also in two versions (w/blade, & as a new tractor being delivered).

Dan Mitchell
==========
On Sep 13, 2018, at 6:22 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch



Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Daniel A. Mitchell
 

Yes, it’s a fine little HO model ... there are two versions, with and without the blade. It’s the best D8 available in HO. Also consider the excellent D7 from Artitech, also in two versions (w/blade, & as a new tractor being delivered).

Dan Mitchell
==========

On Sep 13, 2018, at 6:22 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch


Re: D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Mitchell Mercante
 

Bill,

It does build up very nicely.  Mine sits on an L&N flatcar headed toward its next assignment.  I did spend a bit of time figuring out all the cabling that's only hinted at in the instructions.  Be advised though that it is really heavy so I hook mine up right behind the loco.  I'll send you a photo off group.

Mitch Mercante

On Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5:23:02 PM CDT, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:


Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch


D8 Bulldozer as a Flat Car Load

Bill Welch
 

Can anyone give personal experience building the GHQ D8 Bulldozer? I am thinking of it as a flat car load. Curious if it builds into a nicely detailed model: https://www.ebay.com/i/192326959275?chn=ps

Thank you,
Bill Welch


Re: three character shots of a NYC gon

Andy Miller
 

Great shot of a spring-planked Vulcan truck with ribbed-backed wheels.

 

 

Andy

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 11:04 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] three character shots of a NYC gon

 

http://lists.railfan.net/listthumb.cgi?erielack-09-12-18

 

Schuyler


Re: three character shots of a NYC gon

Rossiter, Mark W <Mark.Rossiter@...>
 

Interesting chalk marks on the first photo.

 

Mark Rossiter


three character shots of a NYC gon

Schuyler Larrabee
 


Re: on the left, there is a B&O gon

rwitt_2000
 

My ".tiff" image did not display the thumbnail so here's the "jpg".

Bob Witt


Re: Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

 

Bill,

It looks as though you can order direct.  See:

http://bethlehemcarworks.com/ordering/

Best Regards,

Mike Aufderheide


Re: correct trucks on CB&Q SM-18 stock cars (?)

Charlie Vlk
 

Johannes-

AFAIK the SM18 stock cars retained their Andrews trucks throughout their service lives.   I photographed cars at Clyde that were being used to haul ties and hay c.1968-9 and they still had the Andrews trucks.

Charlie Vlk

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of vapeurchapelon
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:52 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] correct trucks on CB&Q SM-18 stock cars (?)

 

Hello friends,

I have two CB&Q SM-18 stock cars needing new trucks for acceptable rolling ability. The current trucks are Andrews which I guess are entirely accurate for the cars. But would it also be accurate to equip one car with a different type of trucks? I just like to see some kind of difference on several cars of the same class.
The cars represent a pre-WWII version with AB brakes.

Many thanks for any information

Johannes


Re: Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Richard Townsend
 

Yes, Eastern Car Works did Taylor trucks. No, you can't have my pair: they are on MY Reading USRA design gondola.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Welch <fgexbill@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 9:13 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Did ECW do the Taylor truck when they were doing trucks? If so does anyone have a set they would like to sell? I am aware they are styrene and need to be assembled but would like to have them for a Reading USRA design gondola.

Bill Welch


Re: Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Todd Sullivan
 

Bethlehem Car Works has 2 Taylor trucks in the Kit Bits line-up: No. 1217 coil spring and No. 1218 leaf spring.




Todd Sullivan.


Re: Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Brian Carlson
 

Yes they did. I’m looking for a pair too. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Sep 12, 2018, at 12:13 PM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Did ECW do the Taylor truck when they were doing trucks? If so does anyone have a set they would like to sell? I am aware they are styrene and need to be assembled but would like to have them for a Reading USRA design gondola.

Bill Welch


Taylor Trucks: Eastern Car Works?

Bill Welch
 

Did ECW do the Taylor truck when they were doing trucks? If so does anyone have a set they would like to sell? I am aware they are styrene and need to be assembled but would like to have them for a Reading USRA design gondola.

Bill Welch


Package icing

Clark Propst
 

On our recent fishing trip we spent a week in NW Ontario and a few days in Northern Minn. Met a guy in Northern Minn. that fished the same NW Ontario lake back in the early 50s. He told me that they shipped their fish home to SE Iowa by train. They were notified when the fish arrived. The fish were packed in a wooden crate lined with heavy paper. The crate was filled with chipped ice and the fish were as fresh as when caught. Said it took ten days to get the fish...Interesting...
Clark Propst