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Re: RR X-23 Resin

Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D. <smithbf@...>
 

Byron said:
You are aware that Classic Somethings is producing a whole series of
X-23s and its derivatives in brass, aren't you? If you start investing
now, by the time they come out you might be able to afford one. Think
"Highliner," "glacier," and all those other really slooow adjectives
mentioned earlier.
Rail Classics (http://www.railclassics.com/)

Oh yeah...I know 'bout them <G>...have an E6 and a couple P-5a modifieds on
reserve already, speaking of breaking the bank...We'll have to see if they
manage to produce any of them in this decade. They certainly seem to have
an ambitious set of offerings planned!

Of course, Railworks recently put my reserved cars on "indefinite hold".
Those were the FM flat car based tower (catenary) cars...guess I'm back to
scratchbuilding the superstructure on top of a Sunshine FM... (being
similarly PRR afflicted as I, Byron, you wouldn't have any information on
the mechanism used to raise the towers on these would you?)

Happy Rails
Bruce

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Re: Wood End Ban Date

byronrose@...
 

On Mon, 11 Jun 2001 08:14:49 -0600 "tgmadden" <tgmadden@...>
writes:
Tim wrote:
Tom Madden, stepping out of character....

Not really. I was just observing that Byron's response to Tony
struck me as
the 'net equivalent of the single-finger salute.

Tom
Tom,

You should know I'm too f-----g refined to do something like that.

BS
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Re: Wood End Ban Date

Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
 

And is it safe to assume that MA. residents such as yourself were glued to
the set last night to see Ray B., after 1826 professional games, raise the
Stanley Cup for the first time?
Ummmm.... No.

The first I knew was seeing the riots in Denver being quelled by 700 police.
I'll bet fans were better behaved during the heydey of postwar railroading!
(Just to get back on topic.)

Timothy O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
Marlborough, Massachusetts

G&F and GF&A freightcars

ThisIsR@...
 

Does anyone out there in Steam Era land have any photos of Georgia &
Florida or Georgia,Florida & Alabama freightcars? The G&F was bought
and merged into SRR in 1963. The GF&A was bought and merged into SAL
in 1928. Any other info would be appreciated. Thank you!

Re: G&F and GF&A freightcars

Richard Hendrickson
 

Does anyone out there in Steam Era land have any photos of Georgia &
Florida or Georgia,Florida & Alabama freightcars? The G&F was bought
and merged into SRR in 1963. The GF&A was bought and merged into SAL
in 1928. Any other info would be appreciated. Thank you!
I have several photos of G&F single sheathed box cars and can supply JPEGs.
There were two batches of these cars, both built by AC&F in the 1920s, an
early (1926) group with 7-8 inverse corrugated Murphy ends and a later
(1927) group with inverse Dreadnaught ends. Sunshine makes very nice resin
kits for these cars.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Re: [PROLG] mini-meet

Jared V Harper <harper-brown@...>
 

I'm hosting a Santa Fe modelers mini-meet in Athens, GA on July 28. The
details aren't set yet. If you're interested in attending you can e-mail
me. I'll be sending out details in early July.

Jared Harper
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G&F JPEGs

ThisIsR@...
 

Mr.Hendrickson:
I would be appreciate any photos/JPEGs of G&F equipment. I'm
amazed that SUNSHINE makes models of G&F prototypes. The G&F wasn't
exactly a major railroad in the SE. It was more like an oversized
shortline. My email address is ThisIsR@.... Thanks!

Re: Ertl gons

John Nehrich <nehrij@...>
 

While Ertl may have had our cast resin MEC gon in their hands when actually
producing their gon, I think they must have gone back to the Chuck Yungkurth
article in RMC, as it seems he listed a number of roads that had low side
gons, all different numbers of ribs. Ertl's choice of roadnames seems to
have been taken directly from the list Chuck provided, no more, no less. -
John

PS - I am having problems with the internet connection at the club, so I'm
reading my e-mails down at the student union. But I can't incorporate
pictures, etc. of any information anyone has been kind enough to send until
we get our connection back. - JN

More G&F boxcars

ThisIsR@...
 

I was looking through my copy of the ICC Valuation for the Georgia &
Florida and it mentions two groups of boxcars built in 1909 that have
"wood bod(ies) and underframe(s)." When would this type of car been
banned from interchange service? Are these "trussrod" boxcars?
Thanks!

Richard Stallworth

Re: More G&F boxcars

Richard Hendrickson
 

I was looking through my copy of the ICC Valuation for the Georgia &
Florida and it mentions two groups of boxcars built in 1909 that have
"wood bod(ies) and underframe(s)." When would this type of car been
banned from interchange service? Are these "trussrod" boxcars?
Yes, wood underframe cars almost always were equipped with truss rods to
support the center of the body. And wood underframe cars were banned in
interchange after 1928, though they often lasted longer than that in
company or MW service. It was also common practice to rebuild wood
underframe cars with channel steel draft sills (but still with truss rods),
after which they were again legal in interchange until the mid-1950s.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Re: G&F JPEGs

Richard Hendrickson
 

Mr.Hendrickson:
I would be appreciate any photos/JPEGs of G&F equipment. I'm
amazed that SUNSHINE makes models of G&F prototypes. The G&F wasn't
exactly a major railroad in the SE. It was more like an oversized
shortline. My email address is ThisIsR@.... Thanks!
I'll send you the JPEGs as soon as I have time to scan them.

The Sunshine models are a result of the fact that the G&F cars were built
to a standard AC&F design of the 1920s which was also built in large
numbers for the MoPac and its subsidiaries and in smaller numbers for
several southern and Gulf states short lines such as the Columbus &
Greenville, Wichita Falls & Southern and Clinton, Oklahoma & Western (later
Santa Fe). Martin Lofton's main objective was to model the Missouri
Pacific versions, but he made optional parts and decals to model the other
prototypes as well.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Thanks for GA RR Info

golden1014
 

Richard, Larry and All,

Thanks for all the info on GA RR SS and ARA box cars. Last weekend I saved all the info from our discussions and put them together into a single document, but there were still many details missing. Thanks again for entertaining the subject one more time to help me get the last pieces of the puzzle in place.

Yours Very Truly,

John Golden



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Re: Thanks for GA RR Info

dixierails <dixierails@...>
 

John,
I'm still trying to find answers a few more of your questions, but reliable
sources are few and far between. I will be talking to one gentleman when he
returns home around July 4th. I will email you personally with whatever
answers I obtain. Have fun.
Larry Sexton

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Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 9:23 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Thanks for GA RR Info


but there were still many details missing. > Yours Very Truly,

John Golden

NYC 162000-163999, Lot 743-B

ted_culotta@...
 

Does anyone have info on the brake equipment or running board types
used on these cars. They are 1944 AAR style cars built at Despatch
in 1945.

Thanks.

Ted Culotta

Re: NYC 162000-163999, Lot 743-B

Richard Hendrickson
 

Ted Culotta wrote:

Does anyone have info on the brake equipment or running board types
used on these cars. They are 1944 AAR style cars built at Despatch
in 1945.
Ted, I have several photos of these cars and, where the running boards are
visible, all of them appear to be Transco (or similar) expanded metal type.
I can see the hand brakes in only two photos, and on those cars (163671 and
163819) the brakes are Equipco - though there's certainly no assurance that
all the cars in the lot got the same brake equipment, especially in 1944.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520

Rivarossi and Walthers

John Nehrich <nehrij@...>
 

I see on the Walthers site that Walthers is going to be the new exclusive
dealer for Rivarossi. They seem to indicate that they are going to get
Rivarossi to use scale flanges and improve the mechanisms, if I read it
correctly. The more and better the steam, the more steam-era modelers, so I
hope this is a good thing.

By the way, for the last few days, the internet connection here at the NEB&W
has been turned off. I answered some of my mail via the computer down at
the Student Union, but now I find that all those messages I got down there
are lost in cyberspace. So if anyone is waiting for an answer from me,
please contact me off line and try again. - John

nehrij@...

Sunshine Tank Cars

Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D. <smithbf@...>
 

Howdy,

Just got a Sunshine order in (8 weeks to the day from when I mailed my
check) yesterday. Bad news...the insulated tank cars have been
discontinued. Anyone here know of one lurking on hobby shop shelf? I
REALLY wanted to give that kit a try, in part to see how I could modify the
approach for other tank cars...

Happy Rails
Bruce

Bruce F. Smith V.M.D., Ph.D.
Scott-Ritchey Research Center
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Re: Sunshine Tank Cars

Jon Miller <atsf@...>
 

Bad news...the insulated tank cars have been discontinued<
Must be why the Sunshine batches on ebay, with the tank car, went for
such good prices!

Jon Miller
AT&SF
For me time has stopped in 1941
Digitrax DCC owner, Chief system
NMRA Life member #2623
Member SFRH&MS

CRIP Reefer

Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
 

Dear friends,

I just found these interesting reefer photos on E-Bay:


http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1158086508

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1158084608


These look a little faded, but might be a worthy addition to a
collection.

Kind regards,


Garth G. Groff

G&F freightcars

ThisIsR@...
 

Mr. Hendrickson:
Thanks so much for the G&F JPEGS you sent me. I've been out of
town so I just got a chance to look at them. What number series were
those two groups? Do you or anyone else for that matter know anything
about their other rolling stock? i understand they had some drop
bottom composite gons built by AC&F in 1926. I don't have an ORER
for this RR so I'm working blind. Thank you in advance for any and
all assistance!