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Re: STMFC - related clinics at Prototype Rails 2020

Mikebrock
 

Jeff,

Very nice list of clinics. How do you stand regarding projectors? I have one.

 

Mike

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Aley, Jeff A
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 7:50 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] STMFC - related clinics at Prototype Rails 2020

 

Hi Folks,

 

               We have a number of great STMFC-related clinics that are scheduled for Prototype Rails 2020 (January 9 – 11 in Cocoa Beach, FL).

 

We have the following freight-car clinics:

Barry: Shake & Take (tba)

Brown: Building a PRR X23b Boxcar

Culotta: How to Scratchbuild Freight Cars

Dahm: Building Resin Kits & Making Masters

Funaro: Mathieson Dry Ice Cars

Hadfield: New Arrowhead freight car (tba)

Martin: Modeling the ATSF Fe-26 Boxcar

Peacock: Box Car Parts and Fittings 1920's-50's.

Propst: Building a Granger Branch Freight Car Roster

Switzer: Freight Car Projects 9: NKP

Welch: L&N House Cars 1935-55

Welch: L&N Open-Top Cars 1935-55

 

That’s TWELVE HOURS of freight car clinics!  And as a bonus, there are tons of other great clinics.

 

See our website for clinic descriptions (you may have to click “refresh” on your browser):  www.prototyperails.com .

 

See you at the Beach!

 

-Jeff Aley

Clinic Chairman, PR’20

 

 

Re: I'm late.. Let's get this started Shake n Take 2020 is open

Tony Thompson
 

I’d like to sign up too.
Tony Thompson 


On Dec 2, 2019, at 7:20 PM, Greg Martin via Groups.Io <TGREGMRTN@...> wrote:


I'm late from a meeting (my life story).

This year's SHAKE N TAKE seminar is the Santa Fe's BX-34 40-foot single door boxcar as presented by our own John Barry.

This year's car gets back the heart of SHAKE N TAKE being simplicity, as Richard reminds me, "keep it simple enough that it doesn't sit on the shelf and never gets build."

John has the underframe completed and he has worked diligently on the decal work for the kit. Intermountain is supplying the kits again this year., and we thanks them for their sponsorship.

Let me remind you that you have to be present to be considered and you must be willing to build the kit or return it to me to be redistributed to someone willing to build the kit. Be considerate before you commit.

Let me remind you everyone that there a total of 36 slots, 10 reserved for the registration desk and 25 online slots. There will be a reserved list and likely if there is enough interest as in the past we will release aftermarket parts.

Greg Martin



--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 

Re: Keeley Cans; Was, Chalk Marks On Boxcar

Bob Chaparro
 

Keeley Journal Box Cooler

An article by Kack Burgess in Model Railroad Hobbyist, October 2016, Page 31.

To answer the question, "What is a "hot box"?", the author first delves into the design of freight car trucks, how the axle and the journal box interact, and what might cause a hot box. Also covers the Keeley (journal box cooler). Includes several prototype photos of the mentioned items.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: NPDX 60235 circa 1924

Dennis Storzek
 

Yep. I should have counted the cross bearers... Six on these reefers vs. five for the 36' boxcars. Thanks to all who responded.

Dennis Storzek

Re: I'm late.. Let's get this started Shake n Take 2020 is open

Greg Martin
 

Bill,

You're in

Greg Martin



-----Original Message-----
From: william darnaby <wdarnaby@...>
To: main <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Dec 2, 2019 7:27 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] I'm late.. Let's get this started Shake n Take 2020 is open

Please sign me up.
 
Thanks,
Bill Darnaby
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg Martin via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 9:20 PM
To: shake-n-take@groups.io; RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] I'm late.. Let's get this started Shake n Take 2020 is open
 
I'm late from a meeting (my life story).

This year's SHAKE N TAKE seminar is the Santa Fe's BX-34 40-foot single door boxcar as presented by our own John Barry.

This year's car gets back the heart of SHAKE N TAKE being simplicity, as Richard reminds me, "keep it simple enough that it doesn't sit on the shelf and never gets build."

John has the underframe completed and he has worked diligently on the decal work for the kit. Intermountain is supplying the kits again this year., and we thanks them for their sponsorship.

Let me remind you that you have to be present to be considered and you must be willing to build the kit or return it to me to be redistributed to someone willing to build the kit. Be considerate before you commit.

Let me remind you everyone that there a total of 36 slots, 10 reserved for the registration desk and 25 online slots. There will be a reserved list and likely if there is enough interest as in the past we will release aftermarket parts.

Greg Martin


--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 

--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 

Re: [shake-n-take] I'm late.. Let's get this started Shake n Tak

Steven Orth
 

Greg,

Please count me in!   See you in Florida.

Steve Orth

On December 2, 2019 at 8:23 PM "roux_in_fl@... via Groups.Io" <roux_in_fl@...> wrote:

Please add me to the participants list.

Thanks,
Brent

Dr. J. Brent Greer

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 10:20 PM, Greg Martin via Groups.Io
<TGREGMRTN@...> wrote:
I'm late from a meeting (my life story).

This year's SHAKE N TAKE seminar is the Santa Fe's BX-34 40-foot single door boxcar as presented by our own John Barry.

This year's car gets back the heart of SHAKE N TAKE being simplicity, as Richard reminds me, "keep it simple enough that it doesn't sit on the shelf and never gets build."

John has the underframe completed and he has worked diligently on the decal work for the kit. Intermountain is supplying the kits again this year., and we thanks them for their sponsorship.

Let me remind you that you have to be present to be considered and you must be willing to build the kit or return it to me to be redistributed to someone willing to build the kit. Be considerate before you commit.

Let me remind you everyone that there a total of 36 slots, 10 reserved for the registration desk and 25 online slots. There will be a reserved list and likely if there is enough interest as in the past we will release aftermarket parts.

Greg Martin



 

Re: NPDX 60235 circa 1924

Jack Mullen
 

Dennis,

In case it wasn't clear from Ray's description of these as "conventional MDT cars", these are nominal 40 footers.
Presumably the features matching NYC 36' boxcars are due to shared NYC/Despatch Shops heritage.

Jack Mullen

2018 Chicagoland RPM Mini Kit Instructions

Tom Lawler
 

I have a 2018 Chicagoland RPM Mini Kit (FGEX Reefer). I have no idea what happened to the instructions. Could someone send me the instructions so I could build the car.

Thank you for helping!

Tom

Re: I'm late.. Let's get this started Shake n Take 2020 is open

william darnaby
 

Please sign me up.

 

Thanks,

Bill Darnaby

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg Martin via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 9:20 PM
To: shake-n-take@groups.io; RealSTMFC@groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] I'm late.. Let's get this started Shake n Take 2020 is open

 

I'm late from a meeting (my life story).

This year's SHAKE N TAKE seminar is the Santa Fe's BX-34 40-foot single door boxcar as presented by our own John Barry.

This year's car gets back the heart of SHAKE N TAKE being simplicity, as Richard reminds me, "keep it simple enough that it doesn't sit on the shelf and never gets build."

John has the underframe completed and he has worked diligently on the decal work for the kit. Intermountain is supplying the kits again this year., and we thanks them for their sponsorship.

Let me remind you that you have to be present to be considered and you must be willing to build the kit or return it to me to be redistributed to someone willing to build the kit. Be considerate before you commit.

Let me remind you everyone that there a total of 36 slots, 10 reserved for the registration desk and 25 online slots. There will be a reserved list and likely if there is enough interest as in the past we will release aftermarket parts.

Greg Martin


--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 

Re: I'm late.. Let's get this started Shake n Take 2020 is open

twsicrr
 

I’d like to be included

Tom Sinks
twsgso@...

I'm late.. Let's get this started Shake n Take 2020 is open

Greg Martin
 

I'm late from a meeting (my life story).

This year's SHAKE N TAKE seminar is the Santa Fe's BX-34 40-foot single door boxcar as presented by our own John Barry.

This year's car gets back the heart of SHAKE N TAKE being simplicity, as Richard reminds me, "keep it simple enough that it doesn't sit on the shelf and never gets build."

John has the underframe completed and he has worked diligently on the decal work for the kit. Intermountain is supplying the kits again this year., and we thanks them for their sponsorship.

Let me remind you that you have to be present to be considered and you must be willing to build the kit or return it to me to be redistributed to someone willing to build the kit. Be considerate before you commit.

Let me remind you everyone that there a total of 36 slots, 10 reserved for the registration desk and 25 online slots. There will be a reserved list and likely if there is enough interest as in the past we will release aftermarket parts.

Greg Martin



--
Hey Boss,


Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 

Re: Photo: R-50-1 (was PFE/WP Reefer)

Dick Harley
 


Nice find for the pre-WWII crowd, Tim.

I don't believe the March 1941 photo date, though.  The car is freshly painted, and that is definitely NOT a 1941 lettering scheme.
The scan is too low res to read the reweigh data - bummer.


Cheers,
Dick Harley
Laguna Beach,  CA

Re: Photos: Railroad Yard At Ogden, Utah

mopacfirst
 

They're also seen in shot 4.

Ron Merrick

Re: Photos: Railroad Yard At Ogden, Utah

Bruce Smith
 

PFE (?) express reefers. Probably not 60'. They also probably actually have marking, that are just not visible due to film/light conditions. 

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Steve Wolcott <swolcott@...>
Sent: Monday, December 2, 2019 6:37 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photos: Railroad Yard At Ogden, Utah
 
In shot #2, what are the cars in the foreground?  60' reefers with no markings?
Steve Wolcott

Re: NPDX 60235 circa 1924

rwitt_2000
 

A group of refrigerator cars with an interesting history.

We assume this photo was to document another incident of damage.

To me it looks like the bottom of the ice bunker has busted through the end in spite of the extra metal straps.

Bob Witt

Re: Keeley Cans; Was, Chalk Marks On Boxcar

Guy Wilber
 

Dennis Storzek wrote:

“I wonder if they are in use? Neither in recently posted photos has the hoses rigged to drip on the journal boxes, leading me to suspect that this is their normal storage location, to be re-positioned wherever needed as the need arises.”

Your observation makes perfect sense, Dennis. The cans rode with the caboose and were transported by the crew should they be needed for an ailing car.

Thanks,

Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada

STMFC - related clinics at Prototype Rails 2020

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Folks,

 

               We have a number of great STMFC-related clinics that are scheduled for Prototype Rails 2020 (January 9 – 11 in Cocoa Beach, FL).

 

We have the following freight-car clinics:

Barry: Shake & Take (tba)

Brown: Building a PRR X23b Boxcar

Culotta: How to Scratchbuild Freight Cars

Dahm: Building Resin Kits & Making Masters

Funaro: Mathieson Dry Ice Cars

Hadfield: New Arrowhead freight car (tba)

Martin: Modeling the ATSF Fe-26 Boxcar

Peacock: Box Car Parts and Fittings 1920's-50's.

Propst: Building a Granger Branch Freight Car Roster

Switzer: Freight Car Projects 9: NKP

Welch: L&N House Cars 1935-55

Welch: L&N Open-Top Cars 1935-55

 

That’s TWELVE HOURS of freight car clinics!  And as a bonus, there are tons of other great clinics.

 

See our website for clinic descriptions (you may have to click “refresh” on your browser):  www.prototyperails.com .

 

See you at the Beach!

 

-Jeff Aley

Clinic Chairman, PR’20

 

 

Re: Photos: Railroad Yard At Ogden, Utah

Steve Wolcott
 

In shot #2, what are the cars in the foreground?  60' reefers with no markings?
Steve Wolcott

Re: Intermountain GM&O reefer ?

mopacfirst
 

Found one other photo on line, on rr-picturearchives.  This one is NRC 19734, but the end is in shadow to the point I can tell the end must be a dreadnought of some sort (not Despatch or flat) but that's about it.  It could be a 3-4 or R+3-4 with no poling pockets.  It also appears to have a diagonal panel roof, but the roofwalk is just not discernable as to its type.  I wish I could look this thing up in the book, but it's 650 miles away right now.

The GM&OHS site gives more information about the model.

Ron Merrick

Keeley Cans; Was, Chalk Marks On Boxcar

Guy Wilber
 

Here's a link for the Patent of the "Keeley" can.


https://patents.google.com/patent/US1020188


Guy Wilber
Reno, Nevada
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