Blackstone tank car


Jim Williams <wwww5960@...>
 

Norman.......Website link....Jim W.


http://www.bittercreekmodels.com/




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From: Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tue, February 22, 2011 12:07:33 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Blackstone tank car

 
Do you have a little more information on Bitter Creek Shops?
Norm Larkin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Frederick Freitas" <prrinvt@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Blackstone tank car

GUYZ,

Give the Bitter Creek Shops a try; they have many of the older style
trucks in cast metal form. I've used some with satisfactory results.

Fred Freitas

From: Jack Burgess <jack@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 11:03 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Blackstone tank car

The frameless "Van Dyke" ones started out as standard gauge tank cars and
were converted to narrow gauge. Richard Hendrickson did an article on them
in the December 1996 RMC (using a Precision Scale kit). Getting correct
trucks for them (if you model after the mid-1930s) is the difficulty...they
need cast 5' wheelbase trucks to be correct. The article describes how to
achieve this. A lot of them appeared on the YV and I followed Richard's
article to model a half dozen of them a few years ago...they are a neat
looking tank car!

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com

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<I saw one of the Blackstone (Soundtraxx) HOn3 UTLX tanks in a hobby
<shop.
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<Would those cars have operated with standard gauge trucks? If so what
<style for truck?
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<At 60 bucks you really have to want one!
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<Thanks,
<Clark Propst



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Norman+Laraine Larkin <lono@...>
 

Do you have a little more information on Bitter Creek Shops?
Norm Larkin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Frederick Freitas" <prrinvt@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Blackstone tank car


GUYZ,

Give the Bitter Creek Shops a try; they have many of the older style
trucks in cast metal form. I've used some with satisfactory results.

Fred Freitas


From: Jack Burgess <jack@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 11:03 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Blackstone tank car



The frameless "Van Dyke" ones started out as standard gauge tank cars and
were converted to narrow gauge. Richard Hendrickson did an article on them
in the December 1996 RMC (using a Precision Scale kit). Getting correct
trucks for them (if you model after the mid-1930s) is the difficulty...they
need cast 5' wheelbase trucks to be correct. The article describes how to
achieve this. A lot of them appeared on the YV and I followed Richard's
article to model a half dozen of them a few years ago...they are a neat
looking tank car!

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com

<
<I saw one of the Blackstone (Soundtraxx) HOn3 UTLX tanks in a hobby
<shop.
<
<Would those cars have operated with standard gauge trucks? If so what
<style for truck?
<
<At 60 bucks you really have to want one!
<
<Thanks,
<Clark Propst








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Frederick Freitas <prrinvt@...>
 

GUYZ,
 
Give the Bitter Creek Shops a try; they have many of the older style
trucks in cast metal form. I've used some with satisfactory results.
 
Fred Freitas


From: Jack Burgess <jack@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 11:03 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Blackstone tank car


 
The frameless "Van Dyke" ones started out as standard gauge tank cars and
were converted to narrow gauge. Richard Hendrickson did an article on them
in the December 1996 RMC (using a Precision Scale kit). Getting correct
trucks for them (if you model after the mid-1930s) is the difficulty...they
need cast 5' wheelbase trucks to be correct. The article describes how to
achieve this. A lot of them appeared on the YV and I followed Richard's
article to model a half dozen of them a few years ago...they are a neat
looking tank car!

Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com

<
<I saw one of the Blackstone (Soundtraxx) HOn3 UTLX tanks in a hobby
<shop.
<
<Would those cars have operated with standard gauge trucks? If so what
<style for truck?
<
<At 60 bucks you really have to want one!
<
<Thanks,
<Clark Propst




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Clark Propst
 

Thanks Barry,
I read a post where Richard states the cars were gone by 53 because of problems mounting AB brakes. I model 54. Guess that saves me $60 and fooling around with trucks!
Clark Propst


Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

The frameless "Van Dyke" ones started out as standard gauge tank cars and
were converted to narrow gauge. Richard Hendrickson did an article on them
in the December 1996 RMC (using a Precision Scale kit). Getting correct
trucks for them (if you model after the mid-1930s) is the difficulty...they
need cast 5' wheelbase trucks to be correct. The article describes how to
achieve this. A lot of them appeared on the YV and I followed Richard's
article to model a half dozen of them a few years ago...they are a neat
looking tank car!


Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com


<
<I saw one of the Blackstone (Soundtraxx) HOn3 UTLX tanks in a hobby
<shop.
<
<Would those cars have operated with standard gauge trucks? If so what
<style for truck?
<
<At 60 bucks you really have to want one!
<
<Thanks,
<Clark Propst


Clark Propst
 

I saw one of the Blackstone (Soundtraxx) HOn3 UTLX tanks in a hobby shop.

Would those cars have operated with standard gauge trucks? If so what style for truck?

At 60 bucks you really have to want one!

Thanks,
Clark Propst


Barrybennetttoo@...
 

These were discussed at some length on this site a few months ago, under
iirc, Van Dyke...

Barry Bennett
Coventry, England