locked Re: Gift and Challenge

George Eichelberger


SRHA member Dave Queener has done some super work organizing, scanning and using material in the archives. His work spans from the wooden car era to organizing the EMD and ALCo drawings and aperture cards. His “F” scale work is outstanding! I’ve tried to convince him to use his CAD/CAM and machine shop expertise to produce trucks and parts and castings, up to complete kits. (All started with him going to the SRHA archives….)

I hope several of his F scale models will find a home in the new TVRM museum.

If anyone in the group has similar interests, I suggest contacting him (off line).


On Sep 30, 2021, at 10:59 AM, Dave Queener <dave@...> wrote:

Hi Ike,

SF-1013 is the Haskell & Barker built version of the 30 Ton Standard Boxcar shown on SF-1002. SF-1013 is referenced on F Card F-13, Column A, as the general arrangement drawing for SR box cars numbered 13100 to 14099. From my research among the aperture cards, the SRHA has almost every part drawing for one of these cars. These have already been scanned, and should be on the hard drive of the main archives computer.

I used general arrangement SF-1002, which you very kindly gave me access to several years ago, along with Card F-15, column A, to create my AutoCAD drawings of one of these cars, namely AC&F built car #15873, from which I based by F scale kit. I am now working up a SolidWorks version of the same for a much improved, and more detailed, 1/20th scale kit.

I should add that the main differences between the Haskell & Barker car and the AC&F version are the cast steel body bolster and draft rigging that H&B used, necessitating different spacing of the intermediate sills. H&B also omitted the Jones door hardware and most likely the sheet metal hood covering the door track in favor of their own hardware, for which the SRHA has a part drawing.

Here are pics of two of these cars:

<SR 15873 Wooden Boxcar (1).jpg>

<SR 183318(crop).jpeg>


Dave Queener

(865) 209-5654 (c)

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