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Re: Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors

al_brown03
 

"Muchos gracias" Dennis and Eric. Corns, "Wheeling & Lake Erie" vol 1, p 58, has a photo of W&LE 27439 which appears to confirm Eric's proposal. 

AL B.


Re: hoppers (was NC&StL HM-11 Two-Bay Hopper)

Tim O'Connor
 


Oh! Well, yeah, CN came right down into Vermont and most of the US newsprint
consumption was Canadian paper - even into the late 1990's there was a dedicated
Conrail newsprint paper train from Canada (Montreal -> Syracuse -> Selkirk). Lots
of CN cars in New England.


Tim,It was just passing commentary to show the CN's presence on the Rutland along with a single NC&StL hopper.While there were no CN hoppers present.Armand Premo
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On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 10:44 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@... > wrote:

 > For the record, 186 CN cars passed through Alburgh,Vt on train # 9 during the month of November 1950.
 > Armand Premo

uh, ok, I'll bite. what does this mean? you mean CN coal hoppers? where does coal come
from that is loaded into CN hoppers and travels through Vermont?

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: NC&StL HM-11 Two-Bay Hopper

Brian Termunde
 

Tony,
I totally agree with you. But in my case, I do have to add that while I can see taking certain liberties with the prototype on a model railroad, I personally do not having to 'explain' things even to myself! if I stretch things to routinely include rare or unlikely events, cars, engines,ladings and/or trains, I am going to be asking myself if I really did choose the right railroad to model!

This is one of the many reasons that I value this group and it's members who share so much, so often.
 
Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah


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

Eric Hansmann
 

The B&O gondola in this 1926 DL&W photograph is an O-18 class car. This car class held 39% of the B&O gondola fleet of 1926. More details can be found on this 1926 equipment summary.

http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/BO_1926_Fleet_gondolas.pdf


Based upon the first three digits of the B&O car number (341), this is an O-18a car. The drop doors have been removed and the car now has a solid wood bottom. This car was modified about 1922 and the irregular steel plates along the side sill may have been a result of that modification of a repair. I have not seen a B&O O-18 with this odd side sill look.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


On September 10, 2018 at 1:47 PM "Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;)" <claus@...> wrote:

Hi List Members,
 
I noticed an odd thing on this photo - on the left, there is a B&O gon. It seems to me that two of the gon panels extend lower down than the rest do. Is this an illusion or other photographic artifact? A repair? A complete anomaly?
 
 
Claus Schlund
 


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

Bill Welch
 

Southern SU with "T" braced end available from Westerfield.

Bill Welch


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

Ray Breyer
 

Looking at the photo I see 341xxx as the road number. Per Eric Hansmann's survey of the B&O's 1926 gondola fleet ( http://designbuildop.hansmanns.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/BO_1926_Fleet_gondolas.pdf ) that makes the car an O-18a. However, I've got a few photos of O-18's, and none of them have this goofy extension on them.

I have a few (bad) copies of B&O car diagrams. One of them lists ONE car - 341643 - as an O-18c, which was modified with side dump hoppers. That diagram might match this single car. There's no note as to when the conversion was done, but this may be an image of a single, experimental B&O car.

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL


On Monday, September 10, 2018, 2:48:01 PM CDT, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...> wrote:


Hi List Members,
 
I noticed an odd thing on this photo - on the left, there is a B&O gon. It seems to me that two of the gon panels extend lower down than the rest do. Is this an illusion or other photographic artifact? A repair? A complete anomaly?
 
 
Claus Schlund
 


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

O Fenton Wells
 

And right behind that is a Southern SU boxcar.  Just say'in
Fenton Wells

On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 3:47 PM, Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> wrote:
Hi List Members,
 
I noticed an odd thing on this photo - on the left, there is a B&O gon. It seems to me that two of the gon panels extend lower down than the rest do. Is this an illusion or other photographic artifact? A repair? A complete anomaly?
 
 
Claus Schlund
 




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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Re: on the left, there is a B&O gon

al_brown03
 

Does it have a hopper bottom, maybe, or did it?

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


on the left, there is a B&O gon

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
I noticed an odd thing on this photo - on the left, there is a B&O gon. It seems to me that two of the gon panels extend lower down than the rest do. Is this an illusion or other photographic artifact? A repair? A complete anomaly?
 
 
Claus Schlund
 


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Re: NC&StL HM-11 Two-Bay Hopper

Armand Premo
 

I rarely question the modeling skills of the members of this group.For the most part, I have learned a great deal .I try to model what I can document.A few years back I became aware of the large number of Berwind hoppers that would arrive in Alburgh on train #10 of the Rutland.They were interchanged with the Central Vermont and would be of- line for  about a week then return as empties leaving on Train  # 9.I finally found out where they had been going.So I have modeled several Berwind hoppers.The same can be said of several Central Vermont boxcars.They were in assigned service and returned regularly.Armand Premo

On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:15 AM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:
About a year ago I saw a photo of a B&O hopper in the wilds of British Columbia, about 1950. Anything is possible…

       Anything? Maybe, but credible modeling depends on a minimum of surprising modeling. My criterion in matters like this is to avoid anything I would have to "explain."
        Of course you also have to consider your "audience" and its knowledge.

Tony Thompson





Re: NC&StL HM-11 Two-Bay Hopper

anthony wagner
 

In the recent past there has been much discussion on this site of what cars were likely to show up in trains on various RRs. The conclusion seems to have been that in the Post WWII era, which is the focus of many in this group, that car service rules were frequently ignored with the result that for unassigned ordinary cars, regardless of ownership, just about anything could show up anywhere at any time. Empty cars were frequently loaded in the opposite direction of what would have been dictated if car service Rule 2 was followed. Such things as, for example, empty Canadian cars loaded in northern areas for destinations further south or west or empty western or southern cars loaded for movement away from the owning road. At least one person was able to cite ICC or AAR statistics that because of the disruptions of the war years it took decades for the railroads to adhere more closely to the car service rules. The point being that within the time period of this group such things as a southern RR owned car being loaded in say Pennsylvania or Ohio for a destination in New England wouldn't have been too unusual.  Tony Wagner


On Monday, September 10, 2018 10:16 AM, Tony Thompson <tony@...> wrote:


About a year ago I saw a photo of a B&O hopper in the wilds of British Columbia, about 1950. Anything is possible…

       Anything? Maybe, but credible modeling depends on a minimum of surprising modeling. My criterion in matters like this is to avoid anything I would have to "explain."
        Of course you also have to consider your "audience" and its knowledge.

Tony Thompson






Re: PASSING COMMENTARY

Tom Madden
 

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 06:24 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:
Martin left us about four years ago and Sunshine shut down.
Actually, it's closer to six years. Martin went into the hospital in September 2012 because his meds were making him weak, and passed away in early January 2013. If his son, Charles, is less than gracious at this point I suspect he's reflecting his mother's irritation at being asked repeatedly to do the impossible - pick up the loose ends of a business that closed almost six years ago, the products of said business she has no way of recreating. As for Charles, he is no longer the boy and young man who folded boxes and packed kits for his dad. He has an advanced degree in (I think) aerospace engineering and it's unreasonable, all these years later, to expect him to view our complaints as anything other than a nuisance. He, his sister, their families and their mother deserve to be left alone. Yes, things fell apart for Sunshine after Martin was hospitalized on a trip to Timonium and quality suffered. But let me tell you, from immediate, first hand experience, when you're dealing with the final illness and loss of a spouse, nothing else in your life seems very important.

Let it go.

Tom Madden.


Re: NC&StL HM-11 Two-Bay Hopper

Tony Thompson
 

About a year ago I saw a photo of a B&O hopper in the wilds of British Columbia, about 1950. Anything is possible…

       Anything? Maybe, but credible modeling depends on a minimum of surprising modeling. My criterion in matters like this is to avoid anything I would have to "explain."
        Of course you also have to consider your "audience" and its knowledge.

Tony Thompson




Re: NC&StL HM-11 Two-Bay Hopper

Kemal Mumcu
 

About a year ago I saw a photo of a B&O hopper in the wilds of British Columbia, about 1950. Anything is possible...

Colin Meikle


MTH USRA Hopper was NC&StL HM-11 Two-Bay Hopper

Bruce Smith
 

Bill, Folks,

Back when we discussed this model in 2011 it became clear that some of the MTH models did come with the lever handbrake. The PRR version is currently advertised as such, but mine (from 2011) has a horizontal brake wheel.

I’ll note that I reviewed this car for TKM (Autumn, 2011) some time ago, and that review contained an error, in that I dissed the car for the odd routing of the brake pipe all the way up the side to the end sill and then in to where it turns again to the hose connection. Eric Hansmann pointed out to me that, at least at the B-end of the car, this routing is correct.

My PRR car has been stripped and is awaiting some minor repairs (replace sill steps) and paint and decals as an M&St.L. car.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

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




On Sep 10, 2018, at 7:20 AM, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

In looking at the Ebay selections I did see one w/lever hand brake. Hard to tell if any of them have AB Brakes but I did see one with a reweigh date of 1956 and there are several latter paint schemes that would require AB brakes. I am not saying this as a criticism but more to be careful to make sure one is getting what they want unless they intend to do extra work.

Bill Welch


Re: Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors

Eric Hansmann
 

I would think the crossbearers on these W&LE boxcars would be located at the base of the right door post on each side. The doors are offset so there is no straight path across to join each door post. 

The KC brake system would fit easier that way, too.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN


On September 9, 2018 at 4:22 PM al_brown03 <abrown@...> wrote:

Anyone know where the main crossbearers were located? I can think of at least two possible locations ("wide" and "narrow", by analogy with door-and-a-half designs).

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Modeling Those WLE SS cars w/7-ft doors

Dennis Storzek
 

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 03:22 PM, al_brown03 wrote:
Anyone know where the main crossbearers were located? I can think of at least two possible locations ("wide" and "narrow", by analogy with door-and-a-half designs).
If you can find a clear photo of the side, you can make that determination by the location of the rivets that attach the crossbearers to the side sill. There is a side view photo published on page 401 of the 1922 CBC (and likely other places) used to illustrate the Camel No. 50 door hardware, but my copy isn't clear enough to show the rivets.

Dennis Storzek


Re: NC&StL HM-11 Two-Bay Hopper

Bill Welch
 

In looking at the Ebay selections I did see one w/lever hand brake. Hard to tell if any of them have AB Brakes but I did see one with a reweigh date of 1956 and there are several latter paint schemes that would require AB brakes. I am not saying this as a criticism but more to be careful to make sure one is getting what they want unless they intend to do extra work.

Bill Welch


Re: hoppers (was NC&StL HM-11 Two-Bay Hopper)

Armand Premo
 

Tim,It was just passing commentary to show the CN's presence on the Rutland along with a single NC&StL hopper.While there were no CN hoppers present.Armand Premo

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 10:44 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

 > For the record, 186 CN cars passed through Alburgh,Vt on train # 9 during the month of November 1950.
 > Armand Premo

uh, ok, I'll bite. what does this mean? you mean CN coal hoppers? where does coal come
from that is loaded into CN hoppers and travels through Vermont?


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts