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ACL 43390, a ventilated boxcar

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
A nice view of ACL 43390, a ventilated boxcar. Look at the load - this i swhy they are called Watermelon Cars, right?
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Caus Schlund
 


Shipping sugar cane by rail...

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Shipping sugar cane by rail...
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


An image of ACL ventilated boxcars

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
An image of ACL ventilated boxcars is linked below... again, too bad the resolution is a little lacking.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


An image of ACL 24126 flat

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
 
An image of ACL 24126 flat is linked below... too bad the resolution is a little lacking.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: Re :PACIFIC ELECTRIC BOXCAR BRAKE ARRANGEMENT

Eric Hansmann
 

Jason describes modeling the PE brake system on a flat car in this blog post. 

On Jul 6, 2020, at 5:08 PM, Ken Adams <smadanek44g@...> wrote:

Not sure if PE boxcars and PE flat cars are the same airbrake arrangement but Jason Hill's Owl Mountain F-50-xx flat cars included the instructions and parts to build the PE rigging. The instructions are, I believe, available on the Owl Mountain website.
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Re: Re :PACIFIC ELECTRIC BOXCAR BRAKE ARRANGEMENT

Ken Adams
 

Not sure if PE boxcars and PE flat cars are the same airbrake arrangement but Jason Hill's Owl Mountain F-50-xx flat cars included the instructions and parts to build the PE rigging. The instructions are, I believe, available on the Owl Mountain website.
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Grand Rapids & Indiana (a PRR subsidiary) gondola with a log load

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
The image linked below shows a not-too-clear view of a Grand Rapids & Indiana (a PRR subsidiary) class GS gondola with a log load
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 


Re: workers stacking lumber onto a flat car

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
Note that two of the vertical support poles appear to be serving as hat stands!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 

----- Original Message -----
To: STMFC
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2020 4:34 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] workers stacking lumber onto a flat car

Hi List Members,
 
We sometimes spend a lot of time detailing loads for our open-top cars. One such load is lumber.
 
The image linked below shows workers stacking lumber onto a flat car - the process is not yet done - the vertical supports for the load are in place but not yet fully secured. We cannot see much of the flat cars below, only a tiny bit of the flat car is visible at the extreme lower left of the image, but the two workers closest to the camera are standing on a pile of lumber that is loaded onto the flat car.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


workers stacking lumber onto a flat car

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi List Members,
 
We sometimes spend a lot of time detailing loads for our open-top cars. One such load is lumber.
 
The image linked below shows workers stacking lumber onto a flat car - the process is not yet done - the vertical supports for the load are in place but not yet fully secured. We cannot see much of the flat cars below, only a tiny bit of the flat car is visible at the extreme lower left of the image, but the two workers closest to the camera are standing on a pile of lumber that is loaded onto the flat car.
 
 
Enjoy!
 
Claus Schlund
 


Re: N&W B-5 Boxcars 48000-48999 and 49500-49999

Jeff Coleman
 

Bill

The B-5 were equipped with Ajax, Equipco & Universal Hand Brakes but I don't have car numbers.

Jeff Coleman

Virus-free. www.avg.com


On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 2:06 PM william darnaby <wdarnaby@...> wrote:
Does anybody on the list know the breakdown of handbrake type on these cars?  The photos available to me show some Ajax but I see others that I cannot make out.

Thanks,
Bill Darnaby



Re: Hindsight 2020 RPM Appreciation

Tom Madden
 

As an octogenarian living alone I can't afford to put myself in any situation that carries the risk of hospitalization. Until there's a vaccine or effective outpatient treatment for the virus I won't be doing any commercial traveling or participating in group activities. The Hindsight 2020 RPM was tailor made for those like me and I hope these virtual meetings continue. There were two interrelated aspects that I really, really liked - no rows of heads obscuring portions of the screen, and the images on the screen were right here on my high definition computer monitor and not 30 feet away. As a single-track event I got to see several presentations I would not have chosen to attend at a multi-track live meet, and learned some new things as a result. Yes, I missed seeing old friends, walking on the beach and having the opportunity to write a large check to Bob Liljestrand at the end of the day, but a virtual meet is a very desirable alternative to a live meet. And as Ken says, it makes presentations available to those who can't come to live meets.

Tom Madden


N&W B-5 Boxcars 48000-48999 and 49500-49999

william darnaby
 

Does anybody on the list know the breakdown of handbrake type on these cars?  The photos available to me show some Ajax but I see others that I cannot make out.

Thanks,
Bill Darnaby



Re: Hindsight 2020 RPM Appreciation

Ken Adams
 

I enjoyed the first one enough I would be more than willing to attend another.....even if you charge a modest "convention fee."  And have the same quality as this first effort.

I would hope this type of virtual meeting does not disappear should we someday be able to normal life. Most of the physical RPM's have been in the eastern part of the US and those of us in the far west have not been able to attend a physical RPM  with the variety and depth of presentation.  The cost of air travel will probably rise in the coming years due to many factors so virtual alternatives may become even more important. 
--
Ken Adams
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek


Re :PACIFIC ELECTRIC BOXCAR BRAKE ARRANGEMENT

WILLIAM PARDIE
 



Sometime within the past year (it seems) someone on the list asked for help on the unique brake arrangement used on the Pacific Electric outside braced box cars.  By now they have ptrobably finished the car and moved on.  If not I have just uncovered the photos that I took of this item at the Paris rail museum. Let me know if you still need help.

Bill Pardie

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartp


Revised Steam Era Reweigh Symbol file

James Brewer
 

All,

I have forwarded the revised file to the list owners and requested it be uploaded to the group's files.  It has been posted to the Resin Freight Car and Plastic Freight Car groups' files.

Jim Brewer


Re: Milk Containers on Flat Cars - Help with Colors

Roger Robar
 

William, I would suggest you check/call Bob’s Photo’s, P.O. Box 52, Wallingford, KY 41093  606-845-3323  Bob only does business over the phone. I know in years past he had many colored milk car photos.  

 

Roger Robar

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of webotkin
Sent: Sunday, July 5, 2020 10:16 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Milk Containers on Flat Cars - Help with Colors

 

Hi,

 I am modeling some milk container cars on the flat cars owned by National Car Company that the DL&W used to carry in their milk trains in the early 1950’s.  Funaro and Camerlengo (F&C) has produced these cars in HO as resin kits.  In the process of painting the kits, the question is what color are the containers and what were they lettered.

In a review of the kits in RMC in the July 1989 issue written by Rusty Recordon, he indicated that the in the 1950’s era, the containers were very weathered, without any lettering and appeared to be a Pullman green color based on his viewing some color movies from the period.  I have be unable to locate any color photos of these cars and there are few black and white images available. 

The Lackawanna served several dairies in the period including Dairymen’s League, Sheffield and Borden’s.  According to the F&C instructions, the Dairymen’s League, Sheffield and Borden’s containers were all white with black lettering, though even in the few black and white images I have found, the Borden’s containers don’t appear white, but something much darker in shade – perhaps very weathered white?

 If anyone has better information on this topic, I would appreciate it.  I have posted a photo from the F&C website of the Borden’s containers as a reference.

Thanks.

William E. Botkin

Centennial, CO

 


Model builder wanted

Jared Harper
 

I am looking for someone to scratchbuild a wood prototype Santa Fe passenger car in HO.  I can provide photos and drawings.

Jared Harper
Athens, GA


Milk Containers on Flat Cars - Help with Colors

webotkin
 

Hi,

 I am modeling some milk container cars on the flat cars owned by National Car Company that the DL&W used to carry in their milk trains in the early 1950’s.  Funaro and Camerlengo (F&C) has produced these cars in HO as resin kits.  In the process of painting the kits, the question is what color are the containers and what were they lettered.

In a review of the kits in RMC in the July 1989 issue written by Rusty Recordon, he indicated that the in the 1950’s era, the containers were very weathered, without any lettering and appeared to be a Pullman green color based on his viewing some color movies from the period.  I have be unable to locate any color photos of these cars and there are few black and white images available. 

The Lackawanna served several dairies in the period including Dairymen’s League, Sheffield and Borden’s.  According to the F&C instructions, the Dairymen’s League, Sheffield and Borden’s containers were all white with black lettering, though even in the few black and white images I have found, the Borden’s containers don’t appear white, but something much darker in shade – perhaps very weathered white?

 If anyone has better information on this topic, I would appreciate it.  I have posted a photo from the F&C website of the Borden’s containers as a reference.

Thanks.

William E. Botkin

Centennial, CO

 


Re: Photo: Boxcar Lower Door Track

Thomas Evans
 

And a properly attired engineer
Bib overalls, long gauntlet gloves, Kromer Blizzard Cap, and a black bow tie!

Tom


Re: SUNSHINE TANK CARS

WILLIAM PARDIE
 




Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...>
Date: 7/2/20 9:56 AM (GMT-10:00)
To: "main@realstmfc.groups.io" <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] SUNSHINE TANK CARS




Once completed the sensible cars are Pretty Dam Good.  My cars but not my work.

Enjoy:

Bill Pardie
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