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DUPX 1406

David
 

The 1936 Tank Car Tariff has a DUPX series 1400-1409, approximately 10,000 gallons capacity with a 454 gallon dome. There are no cars of like dimensions in 1955, so it is likely DuPont sold or transferred this group at some point.

David Thompson


Freight Car Photos

Andy Laurent
 

A nice collection from F. R. Ritzman at the Lake States Railway Archive.

Plenty of nice stuff in there...including an old LNE gon, a USAX flatcar delivering a single M35 truck, and plenty of other goodies. Enjoy!

Andy L.
Wisconsin


Re: DUPX 1406

Richard Townsend
 

10,000 gallon, not 1,000 gallon.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Subject: [RealSTMFC] DUPX 1406

I have a copy of the AC&F builders photo of this tank car. It is dated Dec. 10, 1924. It is a duPont tank car, insulated, possibly 1,000 gallon capacity. It is unusual in that it has an expansion dome and, offset from that toward the B end, a valve bonnet. This car, with this number, does not appear in the 1955 tank car tariff (which, by the way, is an absolutely fascinating document). The earliest ORER I have is from 1938, and it is not listed there under that number. Can anyone provide any information on this car? How does it appear, if at all, in pre-1938 ORERs? Any idea on what it might have been renumbered to?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


DUPX 1406

Richard Townsend
 

I have a copy of the AC&F builders photo of this tank car. It is dated Dec. 10, 1924. It is a duPont tank car, insulated, possibly 1,000 gallon capacity. It is unusual in that it has an expansion dome and, offset from that toward the B end, a valve bonnet. This car, with this number, does not appear in the 1955 tank car tariff (which, by the way, is an absolutely fascinating document). The earliest ORER I have is from 1938, and it is not listed there under that number. Can anyone provide any information on this car? How does it appear, if at all, in pre-1938 ORERs? Any idea on what it might have been renumbered to?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Tony Thompson
 

Todd Sullivan wrote:

I check the Southern Iron & Equipment Company website every couple of months hoping to find their kits for sale . . .

    Maybe if you checked Southern Car & Foundry instead?  <grin>

Tony Thompson




Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Tony Thompson
 

Dan Smith wrote:

Yes, Southern Car & Foundry did 2 three compartment cars. One, # 2006, is an as built 3 dome 3 compartment car and the other one, # 2007, is a single compartment car with 3 domes. With a bit of work and the rivet rows needed, it can be made into a great little 3 compartment rebuilt tank car.
      What are you talking about, Dan? My #2007 has all the needed rivet rows for its three compartments. It is most certainly NOT a single-compartment car.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Todd Sullivan
 

I check the Southern Iron & Equipment Company website every couple of months hoping to find their kits for sale, but haven't had any luck.  Does anyone know if they are being or will be produced in the future?  They are all unlike other tank car kits, plastic or resin, and therefore fill a need.

Todd Sullivan


Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Richard Townsend
 

Didn't someone do a kitbash like that? http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2017/02/creating-wine-tank-car.html

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Bob Chaparro  wrote:

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?

      Overland made an insulated car like this in brass.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Richard Townsend
 

I like this car a lot! Nicely done!

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

None that I know of, but there are some fun possibilities for kitbashing.
 
This two compartment car began as the P2k Type 21 and uses some Archer tank car rivets and an extra, smaller dome, maybe from Tangent.
 
Steve Hile
 
 
 
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"...three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form."

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

 

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 11:21 AM, Tony Thompson wrote:
Bob Chaparro asked:

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
    There is also, of course, the Southern Car & Foundry resin kit, makes a very nice car.

Tony Thompson
 
Yes, Southern Car & Foundry did 2 three compartment cars. One, # 2006, is an as built 3 dome 3 compartment car and the other one, # 2007, is a single compartment car with 3 domes. With a bit of work and the rivet rows needed, it can be made into a great little 3 compartment rebuilt tank car.
Dan Smith
 
 

 
 

 


Photo: L&N End-Door Boxcar

Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: L&N End-Door Boxcar

A Chuck Zeiler photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chuckzeiler/38481886355/in/album-72157656279726732/

Click to enlarge photo.

Built 12-1940. Original number series 99800 to 99999.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro asked:

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?

    There is also, of course, the Southern Car & Foundry resin kit, makes a very nice car.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Tony Thompson
 

Bob Chaparro  wrote:

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?

      Overland made an insulated car like this in brass.

Tony Thompson




Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Steve and Barb Hile
 

None that I know of, but there are some fun possibilities for kitbashing.

 

This two compartment car began as the P2k Type 21 and uses some Archer tank car rivets and an extra, smaller dome, maybe from Tangent.

 

Steve Hile

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Chaparro via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 3, 2020 12:55 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

 

"...three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form."

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Photos: Assorted Tank Cars

Bob Chaparro
 

"...three-compartment car in question was rebuilt from a single-compartment car. The give-away is the middle dome bigger than the outer two: big enough for the whole car in its original form."

Has anyone produced such a car in HO scale?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

Tim O'Connor
 

On 7/1/2020 1:34 PM, Bob Chaparro via groups.io wrote:

Photo: CB&Q Composite Hopper 194284

A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:

http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/nby_rrlife/id/764/rec/405

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


SnT 2020 Underframes

John Barry
 

Good news for the thirteen folks that identified themselves in need of an underframe for the 2020 Shake and Take Bx-34 project:  your underframes are the mail for priority mail delivery.  This still leaves seven folks who received kits at CCB that are still missing their underframes, but I have no clue who you are.  

John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


Re: Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars

Brian Termunde
 

Isn't that what the box car on the left is for? It's one LARGE 'bumping post'! <G>

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah

Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars
From: Bob Chaparro
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:15:27 PDT
Photo: Tractor Pulling A Cut Of Boxcars
A 1948 photo from the Newberry Library:
This photo can be enlarged a bit.
Hopefully there is someone not seen in the photo manning a brake wheel.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


Re: B&O Tank Car Explosion

Nolan Hinshaw
 

On Jul 2, 2020, at 15:50, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:

Ben,

Here are the photos on resend.
On both first and second viewing I've thought again that some photos would be best with a link to an accompanying plat, and in this case, one with five foot contours. That is an eminently-modelable scene! It even has a freight car in it, albeit one no longer ready for prime time.


Re: Photo: Boxed Automobiles On Flatcars

David North
 

Dave
I’ve checked the newspapers (through the National Library’s newspaper collection) for the 20’s and 30’s and found that there was a company called Nash Motors NZ Ltd. having the sole agency for Nash but no trace of “Bennett & Woods”. So, I don’t know whose crates were on the flat car.
Looking at Kelvinator, there were plenty of dealers but no mention of an importer or wholesaler.
Never mind, keep safe and just stay out of Victoria!
Regards
Rupert

 

Hi Rupert,

I didn’t find anything more either.

It suggested the B&W within the diamond may mean something else.

Thanks mate. Good to hear you are staying safe too – NZ has done brilliantly..

My greater concern is how we keep the Victorians out of New South Wales! (VBG)

Cheers

Dave