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Re: FGEX and WFEX 1927 cars

Paul Doggett
 

Fenton 

They look really good.

Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 18 Jul 2020, at 18:57, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Here are the two completed 1927 cars.  They are IM models (RTR) which I was fortunate enough to get from fellow modelers as they are very hard to find.  I stripped and repainted(and rebuilt as I did such a poor job of stripping).  I don't know what kind of paint IM uses for their RTR cars but it came off like week old syrup.  It splattered all over most everything. I repainted these in the post 1951 scheme.  IM cars, Speedwitch decals.  The WFEX car was a WIF car and the FGEX car was a very late non gothic FGEX car, too new for me.  I got lazy and didn't replace the air hoses with HiTech or the hatch cover rests to the better looking ones that Bill Welch taught me how to do.  I'll go back later and do that.

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Re: And we're shipping kits

Ken Adams
 

Awwwk, just ordered in case i miss the D&RGW 15 foot door boxcar.....unusual but I am always interested in double door 40 foot cars.

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Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek

Seaboard W73046

George Eichelberger
 

In the early 70s, I used "drugstore processing" for my color and B&W film. The poor quality of the two attached photos of SAL water car W73046 is due to whatever developing process Eckerds (remember them) was using.

With some research, I might find slides taken the same day (I usually carried two cameras, one each slides and prints) and we can research SAL MoW equipment and find the car's history. I think both were taken at Tampa's Uceta Yard in '70 or '71. The car is rare enough, it may be of interest to the group?

Ike

FGEX and WFEX 1927 cars

O Fenton Wells
 

Here are the two completed 1927 cars.  They are IM models (RTR) which I was fortunate enough to get from fellow modelers as they are very hard to find.  I stripped and repainted(and rebuilt as I did such a poor job of stripping).  I don't know what kind of paint IM uses for their RTR cars but it came off like week old syrup.  It splattered all over most everything. I repainted these in the post 1951 scheme.  IM cars, Speedwitch decals.  The WFEX car was a WIF car and the FGEX car was a very late non gothic FGEX car, too new for me.  I got lazy and didn't replace the air hoses with HiTech or the hatch cover rests to the better looking ones that Bill Welch taught me how to do.  I'll go back later and do that.

Re: Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

Eric Hansmann
 

Yes the BLT Date stencil is 2-06. The L in BLT is slightly marred by rust.

The 12-58 weigh date stencil is in the next panel to the left and weighed at the P48 scale location on the PRR.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

On July 18, 2020 at 9:56 AM "Bob Chaparro via groups.io" <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

A 1959 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1959.10132/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Build date appears to be 1906. Can someone confirm?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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Re: B&O Sentinel 40' box at Taylor Yard, LA CA 1958

Tim O'Connor
 


the operative word being "good" ... Not at all happy with Tichy


On 7/18/2020 11:35 AM, Kenneth Montero wrote:
Tim,

Here are some current sources of such decals:

Microscale: Item # 48-401 (O scale)

Protocraft Item #B&O M55s (O scale)

Tichy Item # 10074-O (O scale), #10074 -HO (HO scale), #10074-N (N scale)

Ken Montero


On 07/18/2020 10:03 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



M-55C built by General American in 1945. Sunshine produced an M-55 kit but is that the same as this car?

Does anyone make good decals for this Sentinel paint scheme?


On 7/18/2020 12:41 AM, Andy Carlson wrote:
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Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: Heinz plant locations

Douglas Harding
 

The link given is for the Kohr’s meat packing plant in Davenport. I believe taken while the building was being expanded. This plant later became Oscar Meyer.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 10:40 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Heinz plant locations

 

Photo: Heinz Plant, Muscatine, Iowa

An undated photo from the Musser Public Library:

http://www.umvphotoarchive.org/digital/collection/scdpl/id/583/rec/291

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

A couple of indistinct fright cars in this photo.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Photos: ASF Truck

Kenneth Montero
 

Kadee #509 "Andrews" truck in HO looks like this truck.

Ken Montero

On 07/18/2020 12:00 PM Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:


Photos: ASF Truck

A 1919 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2832.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2830.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2831.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.2829.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Very good detail in these photos.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Photo: Central of Georgia Ventilated Boxcar 55134

bigfourroad
 

Thanks for that Bob. Good intel as I build up the will to finish 2 of Jim King's S scale versions.
Chris Rooney

Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: 235, 000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bob, all;

 

I have not been able to find much on those P&LE flats, as it is out of my era, but P&LE had some very interesting specialty cars in their fleet, being in Pittsburgh and being asked to ship stuff like this.

 

The cars look more like HD tender trucks, than freight cars, but my research on them has turned up nothing.  They appear to be joined by no more than an air hose, which is odd.

 

MacIntosh-Hemphill’s Garrison Works was on Pittsburgh’s South Side, on the Oliver Iron & Steel line (later Allegheny & South Side), parallel with the P&LE, which means this beast had to cross that little short line, with its tiny 55-pound rail (at best).  That must’ve been an interesting move.

 

I don’t know how P&LE got this into the plant of Pittsburgh Steel, but it was on-line up the Monongahela River.  Fairly short move.

 

The casting is, I think, a base, or bed, for a big, big, shear.  The notch in the top is what I think is where large blooms were sheared to size.  This is the biggest I have seen of their products.

 

MacIntosh-Hemphill made other things like mill rolls, some of whom still survive in various locations.

 

Here is the plant, in the 1945 flood:  OI&S/A&SS steamer, gons, and trackage of same to left, P&LE under water to center.  I think that set of cross-overs would have hosted that move.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:02 PM
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photos: 235, 000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

 

Photos: 235,000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

Three 1908 photos from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

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Blockedhttps://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.525.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: Photo: H.C. Frick Company Hopper HCFX 1056

akerboomk
 

The 2 gons to the left of the CM&St.P box are interesting to me.

In particular, the half-visible one (not the NYC one) seems to be sitting very high off the trucks / body bolster.

Ken


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Ken Akerboom

Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bob;

 

It is a nice shot, but the tease is the PMcK&Y hopper partial to right.  Pretty late for those reporting marks.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 12:04 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

 

Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

A 1955 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

Blockedhttps://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1955.09729/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Re: B&O Sentinel 40' box at Taylor Yard, LA CA 1958

Rich C
 

Ryan Mendell of National Scale Car is working on the M-55s. I believe he is doing a full kit aside from the end castings. I am sure a variety of decals will be coming from other sources.

Rich Christie

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, 10:35:33 AM CDT, Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:


Tim,

Here are some current sources of such decals:

Microscale: Item # 48-401 (O scale)

Protocraft Item #B&O M55s (O scale)

Tichy Item # 10074-O (O scale), #10074 -HO (HO scale), #10074-N (N scale)

Ken Montero


On 07/18/2020 10:03 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



M-55C built by General American in 1945. Sunshine produced an M-55 kit but is that the same as this car?

Does anyone make good decals for this Sentinel paint scheme?


On 7/18/2020 12:41 AM, Andy Carlson wrote:
Inline image<9d259293-303b-ceab-e885-a34e0cbf691f@...>" data-mce-src="cid:9d259293-303b-ceab-e885-a34e0cbf691f@..." data-mce-style="max-width: 800px; width: 100%;">
Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bob;

 

Yes, it is a Feb 1906 build GLA, with original cross-ties, as a 1958 repaint in FCC Shadow Keystone P&L.

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

 

Photo: PRR Hopper Car 705934

A 1959 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

Blockedhttps://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1959.10132/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Build date appears to be 1906. Can someone confirm?

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: NYC & P&LE Hopper Cars

A 1955 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1955.09729/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photo: Turn Of The Century Boxcars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Turn Of The Century Boxcars

A 1906 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.336.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Like a hobby advertisement: Assorted road names

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photos: 235,000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: 235,000 Pound Casting, Very Short Flat Cars

Three 1908 photos from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.524.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.523.RR/viewer

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.525.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photos to enlarge them.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photos: ASF Truck

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: KCPX Tank Car 1210 (Koppers)

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: KCPX Tank Car 1210 (Koppers)

A 1961 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A200907.1961.10416/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Photo: CNO&TP Ventilated Boxcar 13040

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CNO&TP Ventilated Boxcar 13040

A 1908 photo from the University of Pittsburgh Digital Archives:

https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt%3A8223.816.RR/viewer

Scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

Build date is 1905

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA