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Placards 2

Armand Premo
 

    John Allen  once showed us a boxcar that he had rigged up to simulate a hot box.He often put it in trains for guest operators.It consisted of a ramp and a  metal ball-.A small red light was hidden under the car.If the car was handled too roughly coupling or in a train,the ball would be dislodged and would roll down the ramp completing the circuit .The light would come on indicating a hot box.Armand Premo---- Original Message -----

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Tony

I love the eggs, and wet corn placards!

An explosives placard is included in the set of placards Richard Hendrickson
designed for Microscale. I used that placard on a box car that was to be used
on the club layout for delivery to mining and quarry operations.

Tim O'



Rich Townsend was intending to send the placards to me. I've recently written two blog posts about placards for house cars (I supply a link to the second of these below; it also contains a link to the first one), and Rich was adding more.

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2013/11/placards-house-cars-prototype-part-2.html

Tony Thompson 

Richard Townsend
 

here's a few more.


Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon

Richard Townsend
 

Sorry.  That should not have gone to the list.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, Oregon


michaelegross <michaelEGross@...>
 

Sorry, I can’t seem to locate Placards 2.

Would someone please give me a location or a link?

Many thanks!

Michael

Michael Gross
La Cañada, CA

Tony Thompson
 

michael gross wrote:

 

Sorry, I can’t seem to locate Placards 2.

Would someone please give me a location or a link?

      Rich Townsend was intending to send the placards to me. I've recently written two blog posts about placards for house cars (I supply a link to the second of these below; it also contains a link to the first one), and Rich was adding more.


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Tim O'Connor
 

Tony

I love the eggs, and wet corn placards!

An explosives placard is included in the set of placards Richard Hendrickson
designed for Microscale. I used that placard on a box car that was to be used
on the club layout for delivery to mining and quarry operations.

Tim O'



Rich Townsend was intending to send the placards to me. I've recently written two blog posts about placards for house cars (I supply a link to the second of these below; it also contains a link to the first one), and Rich was adding more.

http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2013/11/placards-house-cars-prototype-part-2.html

Tony Thompson 

s shaffer
 

Subject: [STMFC] Re: Placards 2



An explosives placard is included in the set of placards Richard Hendrickson
designed for Microscale. I used that placard on a box car that was to be used
on the club layout for delivery to mining and quarry operations.

Tim O'
I need one of those explosives placards. In the late Fred Dabney's collection is a Lionel exploding boxcar that he had repainted and modified such that it would "blow up" under rough train handling conditions. Caught more than a few members at the club.

Steve Shaffer

s shaffer
 

Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Placards 2


John Allen once showed us a boxcar that he had rigged up to simulate a hot box.He often put it in trains for guest operators.It consisted of a ramp and a metal ball-.A small red light was hidden under the car.If the car was handled too roughly coupling or in a train,the ball would be dislodged and would roll down the ramp completing the circuit .The light would come on indicating a hot box.Armand Premo

I have one. Walthers offered it as a kit some years ago. Around the same time as the peanut car, beer can tank car, Jail Box...

Steve Shaffer

michaelegross <michaelEGross@...>
 

Dear Tony,

Thanks for the clarification about the placards.  Thanks for the link to your blog.

I was curious about these placards, because I also have several I would like to share with the group.  Several of them are steam era tank car placards, which is interesting in light of the new Tangent triple dome model.  Do you, Tony, or others in the group have suggestions as to the best way to disseminate the photos?  I would be happy to set up a folder in the photo section unless there is a better way.

Tony, your blog is so informative, and the graphics so professional, that I would be happy to send them to you if you want to share them with others.

My only desire is to make them available to as many members as care to have them.

Cheers!

Michael

Michael Gross
La Cañada, CA

Tony Thompson
 

michael gross wrote:

Thanks for the clarification about the placards.  Thanks for the link to your blog.

I was curious about these placards, because I also have several I would like to share with the group.  Several of them are steam era tank car placards, which is interesting in light of the new Tangent triple dome model.  Do you, Tony, or others in the group have suggestions as to the best way to disseminate the photos?  I would be happy to set up a folder in the photo section unless there is a better way.

Tony, your blog is so informative, and the graphics so professional, that I would be happy to send them to you if you want to share them with others.
My only desire is to make them available to as many members as care to have them.

    Thanks for the kind words, Michael. I would like to see your placards (or scans of them). As it happens, there was a terrific article in _Mainline Modeler_ in 1993 by John Ryczkowski about tank car placards, and I abstracted that information, and showed prototype placards, in an earlier post. I followed that up with a post about model placards (it contains a link to the post about prototype placards). If you're interested, here is a link to that second post:


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2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
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