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by Luke
Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Building Sunshine Model kits
Replies: 10
Views: 11023

Re: Building Sunshine Model kits

Wade, This is posted on behalf of Tom Davidson whom I had contacted regarding your questions about the Sunshine #103.6 Mather kit with steel ends: "Sunshine used the same side for all versions. This is OK for most cars; but 3150-3174 had some differences in side details. I'm certain they used ...
by Luke
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Construction of the LK&O Railroad
Replies: 25
Views: 12903

Re: Construction of the LK&O Railroad

Not many model railroad layouts begin with the "total scene" as you have, Alan... clearly very precise work on the backdrop, ceiling and valence. It takes real vision and patience to overcome the desire to simply "start running trains".... and, tackle the important stuff later! ...
by Luke
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Building Sunshine Model kits
Replies: 10
Views: 11023

Re: Building Sunshine Model kits

Wade, believe the reason there are no wood roof walks in the Sunshine #103.6 kits is that the prototype cars had all-metal walks. Below is a photo of the prototype. The AC&Y's 3150-3174 "Tall Mathers" were actually built new for the AC&Y in 1954, likely the last single-sheathed bo...
by Luke
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Building Sunshine Model kits
Replies: 10
Views: 11023

Re: Building Sunshine Model kits

Wade, Thanks should really go to Tom Davidson who was instrumental in development of the Sunshine "Tall Mather" boxcar kits. I did check with Mont Switzer... we both agree that washing the resin castings with mild dish soap and warm water should do the trick. I seem to recall there was a ...
by Luke
Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Sunday Photo Shoot 7/29/12
Replies: 2
Views: 1926

Re: Sunday Photo Shoot 7/29/12

Matt, Nice work at Arlington... you may not need tie plates, though! Check out the two ROW photos below. Believe you're "dead-on" with your track modeling!! The later photo was taken in 1939 west of Medina and the first is undated at New London, but revealing none-the-less. For the most p...
by Luke
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: AC&Y Structures & Facilities
Topic: Mt. Blanchard - Bridge #440
Replies: 0
Views: 3416

Mt. Blanchard - Bridge #440

Was perusing Society Archive image collections for a future News magazine article and realized that we had two similar photos of AC&Y Bridge 440 at Mt. Blanchard. This 160' thru-plate girder (3-spans) was built in 1895 by Toledo bridge for the PA&W. It crossed the Blanchard River about 1/4-...
by Luke
Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: AC&Y Freight Roster
Topic: ex-NH boxcars
Replies: 1
Views: 2474

Re: ex-NH boxcars

Wade, I gathered some info below off the web and the AC&Y HS Archive revenue equipment summaries. Believe all PS-1 40-foot boxcars employed the Pullman-Standard proprietary roof and end designs, the difference with the early PS-1 cars being the raised portion of the end roof panels was missing ...
by Luke
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Akron Canton & Youngstown Railroad Discussions
Topic: Notes of ICC hearing held Jan. 5-6, 1937 in Washington, DC regarding AC&Y Railway Company
Replies: 0
Views: 2258

Notes of ICC hearing held Jan. 5-6, 1937 in Washington, DC regarding AC&Y Railway Company

Notes of ICC hearing held Jan. 5-6, 1937 in Washington, DC regarding AC&Y Railway Company (Debtor) Reorganization Excerpts of Harold G. Watkins testimony – Chief Engineer – AC&Y Railway • The grade line of the AC&Y Rwy. main track is a maximum rise eastbound of 1.63% and westbound 1.73%...
by Luke
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Weekend Photo Shoot Sat. 7/14/12
Replies: 2
Views: 1839

Re: Weekend Photo Shoot Sat. 7/14/12

Matt has provided his steam loco weathering techniques which are, indeed, impressive! We hope to feature his expertly weathered AC&Y Class M consolidations in an upcoming issue of AC&Y HS NEWS together with other modeling articles. Nice work, Matt! REL
by Luke
Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: AC&Y Modeling
Topic: Hand Brakes on the 1300 class gondolas
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Re: Hand Brakes on the 1300 class gondolas

Weston... AC&Y 1300-1329, total 30 cars, 41'-6"IL, 1380 cuf, 50-ton, In-service 1942 to 1968?, built by Bethlehem Steel at Johnstown, PA in 1942, all steel, 11 panel (3'-6"IH), fixed end, flat bottom, painted black with ACY marks, later with roadname and circle herald, model with Mant...

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