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Re: WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

Schuyler Larrabee
 

That was useful if only to validate that the one I found on eBay (which I didn’t find a couple of days ago) was reasonably priced.

 

Thanks.

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 3:32 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

 

Schuyler,

 

 

As you will note, they have others, and sleepers too.

 

Yours Aye,

 

 

Garth Groff  🦆

 

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 1:23 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I am in need of a Hallmark Troop Kitchen Car.

 

If you have one you’d consider selling, or know of one that is available, please let me know.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler – DOT – Larrabee (at) Verizon – DOT – net.

 

Thanks for any assistance


Re: News regarding long-time list member Dr. Denny Anspach

np328
 

   I will agree with Tony on the comments about seeing him at CCB.  To me, I think it was more common to see him at CCB than Naperville. 
 
Of his work, quite a while ago I found on-line a some study he had done on rail sizes, and his observations. I quickly saved these and still refer to them. 
It was well written however more than that, it was clear to me as a researcher, that here was an extensive study that was more than a casual glancing blow. 
His posts here were always in the same - clear and well written. 

As I found the rail study on-line, I will attach it here for others.     
                                                                                                             Yes, prayers go out for his family.                           James Dick - St. Paul, MN 


Re: News regarding long-time list member Dr. Denny Anspach

Todd Sullivan
 

HFM, yes, in Beacon, NY.  Mr. Meile, who owned the operation, had been a butcher at the local A&P supermarket, and started the hobby shop when A&P started going downhill.  They were one of the first warehouse size discount model railroad hobby shops.  He often remarked about the women who called the store looking for employment opportunities.

Todd Sullivan
a regular HFM customer from long, long ago and far, far away ...not quite in another galaxy


Re: Photo: PRR Flatcar 426837 With Load (1931)

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Bob,
 
I also like seeing the CofG ventilated box (third car from the camera)
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

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Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 12:35 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Flatcar 426837 With Load (1931)

Photo: PRR Flatcar 426837 With Load (1931)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A230879

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

Caption:

View of switching equipment shipment on railroad cars at the Springwells Station treatment plant during construction, Detroit water supply system. Printed on front: "City of Detroit. Department of Water Supply. Division of Engineering. Shipment of switching equipment for temporary switch house from Westinghouse Elect. & Mfg. Co. Springwells Station, spec. PS-110. 4-7-31." Stamped on back: "Manning Bros., commercial photographers. 504-505 Lincoln Building. Corner State and Park Sts., Detroit, Mich."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Schuyler,


As you will notice, they have others, and sleepers too.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 1:23 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I am in need of a Hallmark Troop Kitchen Car.

 

If you have one you’d consider selling, or know of one that is available, please let me know.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler – DOT – Larrabee (at) Verizon – DOT – net.

 

Thanks for any assistance


Re: WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Schuyler,


As you will note, they have others, and sleepers too.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆


On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 1:23 PM Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

I am in need of a Hallmark Troop Kitchen Car.

 

If you have one you’d consider selling, or know of one that is available, please let me know.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler – DOT – Larrabee (at) Verizon – DOT – net.

 

Thanks for any assistance


Reference Books For Sale

gtws00
 

I have for sale some Focus On Freight,  Rail Prototype Cyclopedia, Steve Heli UTLX Steam Era Tank and a couple other reference books for sale. See attached list.
Contact me off list if interested at. 
gtws00 at yahoo.com

George Toman


Re: WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

Nelson Moyer
 

Dave Lotz at Q Connection had at least two Hallmark Burlington plated window troop kitchen cars for sale in Collinsville last year. You might want to contact him to see what he has now. A few Walthers P2K cars are out there in both the plated and non-plated versions, I built eight about two years ago.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 12:23 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

 

I am in need of a Hallmark Troop Kitchen Car.

 

If you have one you’d consider selling, or know of one that is available, please let me know.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler – DOT – Larrabee (at) Verizon – DOT – net.

 

Thanks for any assistance


Re: Photo: Pere Marquette Furniture Boxcar 50463 (1911)

Eric Hansmann
 

It looks like both are Pere Marquette boxcars.

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 11:40 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Pere Marquette Furniture Boxcar 50463 (1911)

 

Photo: Pere Marquette Furniture Boxcar 50463 (1911)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A172057

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

Caption:

View of Weston-Mott Company factory no. 4. "Weston-Mott Company no. 4" painted on building; railroad cars in foreground. "Pere Marquette 50463, furniture" painted on railroad car. Handwritten on back: "Companies--Weston-Mott Co., 1911. Flint, Mich."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


truck screws for brass models

Tony Thompson
 

I recently had a request to repeat a description I had given in a talk at a conference, about how I had replaced the shouldered truck screws common on brass freight car models (and a ready source of operating problems). I decided to make it into a blog post, and the link is below if you're interested.

https://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2020/09/those-pesky-truck-screws-for-brass.html

Tony Thompson
tony@...


Re: News regarding long-time list member Dr. Denny Anspach

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I first met Denny at a Naperville meet, many years ago.

 

I told him, along with others at the table, a story about when I got a package delivered to my office.  The receptionist signed for it, but sure had a disdainful look on her face as she delivered it to me at my desk.  It was clearly marked as having come from “Hobbies for Men.”  (for those who might not know, HFM was a model railroad store in, IIRC, Beacon NY)  The entire table burst into laughter, and Denny remembered that story for years.

 

BTW, the receptionist, when I showed her the kit that came in the box, was able to laugh about it.

 

Seeing Denny has been a highlight for me of attending Cocoa Beach.  We shared the highlights (and lowlights) of our personal lives as well as our modeling lives, and I learned a lot about his career as a physician.  He cautioned me about one major life event I went through, and that caution came from his own experiences.  That caution was well founded, but he later agreed that I had taken the correct course.

 

Denny always had some complementary remark about models I brought to Cocoa, none of which were anywhere near the quality of his displays.  I have an ABBA set of Overland GE UM20s which I have been working on since they were new.  Denny has asked me about the progress on them periodically, and they are >>finally<<nearing completion.  I had been looking forward to bringing them to Cocoa for his inspection.

 

I guess that won’t be happening . . .

 

Schuyler

_._,_._,_


Re: News regarding long-time list member Dr. Denny Anspach

Michael Gross
 

So sorry to hear this.  Though I never met Denny in person, I have been the recipient of his knowledge and his inspiration through his many posts over the years, and I will miss his voice in this tight-knit fraternity.
--
Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA


WTB - Troop Kitchen Car

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I am in need of a Hallmark Troop Kitchen Car.

 

If you have one you’d consider selling, or know of one that is available, please let me know.

 

Schuyler

 

Schuyler – DOT – Larrabee (at) Verizon – DOT – net.

 

Thanks for any assistance


Re: News regarding long-time list member Dr. Denny Anspach

Gary Ray
 

I am so sad to hear that news.  I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours with he and his wife at his home in 2018.  What a gifted modeler of rolling stock.  He even presented me with a car off his layout for use on mine.  His many contributions to the hobby and particularly in helping create the wonderful California State Railroad Museum are memorable.  Although I did not know him well except through emails, he was such a wonderful host and I’m honored to get to know him a little bit better.

 

My prayers go out to he and his family.

 

God bless,

Gary Ray

Magalia, CA

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:58 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] News regarding long-time list member Dr. Denny Anspach

 

 gary laakso wrote:



Per a post on Railway Preservation News' Interchange discussion board (http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=1), long-time list PassengerCarList member Dr. Denny Anspach, one of the founders of the California State Railroad Museum, is in hospice in Sacramento with an inoperable throat tumor.

 

     This is sad news, though not totally unexpected. Denny's health has not been great in recent years. But his contributions to the California State Railroad Museum are immense, and one could hardly ask for a more gigantic legacy. For me, he has been a good friend and, often, confidant and fellow striver with ancient-era HO scale freight cars. And many know his genial face from most of the Cocoa Beach meetings. He is sure going to be missed.

 

Tony Thompson

 

 

 


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Photo: Pere Marquette Furniture Boxcar 50463 (1911)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Pere Marquette Furniture Boxcar 50463 (1911)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A172057

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

Caption:

View of Weston-Mott Company factory no. 4. "Weston-Mott Company no. 4" painted on building; railroad cars in foreground. "Pere Marquette 50463, furniture" painted on railroad car. Handwritten on back: "Companies--Weston-Mott Co., 1911. Flint, Mich."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: Wabash Mather Boxcar 19290 (1910)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Wabash Mather Boxcar 19290 (1910)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A172723

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

Interesting Mather logo.

Caption:

View of several workmen loading wooden crate into railroad car at Michigan Steel Boat Company. "From Michigan Steel Boat Co., Detroit, Mich." painted on crate. "Mather car" painted on railroad car. Handwritten on back: "Companies--Michigan Steel Boat Co., 1910."

Another view, but blurry:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A172497

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: White Star Tank Cars (Undated)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: White Star Tank Cars (Undated)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A168060

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

Caption:

View of cylindrical freight cars on railroad tracks behind chain link fence in front of unidentified refinery. Sign on cars: "Staroline gasoline is better; White Star Refining Co. quality products." Railroad tracks in foreground; factory smokestacks and storage tanks in background. Stamped on back: "Manning Bros., commercial photographers, 504-505 Lincoln building, corner State and Park Sts., Detroit, Mich."

More White Star tank cars:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A168054

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A168687

And WSRX 110:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A168398

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Photo: PRR Flatcar 426837 With Load (1931)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: PRR Flatcar 426837 With Load (1931)

A photo from the Detroit Public Library:

https://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A230879

Click and hold to enlarge photo.

Caption:

View of switching equipment shipment on railroad cars at the Springwells Station treatment plant during construction, Detroit water supply system. Printed on front: "City of Detroit. Department of Water Supply. Division of Engineering. Shipment of switching equipment for temporary switch house from Westinghouse Elect. & Mfg. Co. Springwells Station, spec. PS-110. 4-7-31." Stamped on back: "Manning Bros., commercial photographers. 504-505 Lincoln Building. Corner State and Park Sts., Detroit, Mich."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Modelling options - Accurail 4300 series - CB&Q 15000-16499 series?

Robert kirkham
 

Thanks Charlie - since I have removed the roof on a couple of cars, adding a radial roof sounds like an option.  I could use the MP number series to get up to speed on the cars.

Rob

On Sep 18, 2020, at 6:27 AM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

Rob
Mopac used radial roofs on their SS cars so the Accurail car isn’t good for MP.   Speedwitch makes a MKT set for a SS yellow boxcar that’s very well done. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Re: What car is this on the Rio Grande?

Mark Hemphill
 

D&RGW "Cookie Box" insulated boxcars constructed under AFE #3927 in 1955 were painted white. All other Cookie Box cars were painted silver. At least two Cookie Box cars from AFE #5557 in 1961 received black ends instead of silver ends. There were in total 77 Cookie Box cars constructed in four AFEs between 1956 and 1961. All were built from PSC 40' 12-panel straight side cars. Seventy-four of the 77 total Cookie Box cars were pre-war with 4/5 Dreadnought ends and 7-rung ladders, three were post-war with 4/4 Improved Dreadnaught ends and 8-rung laddersThere are at least four different types of running boards on the cars converted to Cookie Box cars; 44 of them were wood; 23 Tri-Lock, 3 USG, 3 Blaw-Know, 1 unknown.

The car in the photo does not appear to be a Cookie Box. It appears to have a partially tabbed side sill and the D&RGW PSC boxcars built into Cookie Box cars have straight side sills. It has a black end and the only Cookie Box cars known to have black ends were not constructed until 1961, five years after this photograph was taken.

Mark Hemphill