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locked Re: Southern 1380

Will Kesler
 

You are right, I don’t know if that’s when it was being scrapped or not because it says junk yard but Spencer shops also had air of stuff laying around when they overhauled engines so I really don’t know.


locked Re: Southern 1380

Don Yelverton
 

Will,

If you do a search on Ebay for "Southern Tennessean" you'll find a photo of the 1380 sitting still intact supposedly waiting to be scrapped. Not sure if the photo was taken in Spencer or not. There are 4 smokestacks showing on a building in the background, could be part of a roundhouse, I suppose. 

Don Yelverton


On Saturday, July 9, 2022, 02:50:18 PM EDT, Will Kesler <williamkesler354@...> wrote:


I heard stories on how 1380 was moved into the Spencer roundhouse in 1953 and left. Apparently the workers sort of hid it from management. Once the managers saw it they ordered it scrapped. Course that’s only what I’ve heard. Can anyone clarify if that really happened? And did any part or piece of 1380 get preserved? 


locked Southern 1380

Will Kesler
 

I heard stories on how 1380 was moved into the Spencer roundhouse in 1953 and left. Apparently the workers sort of hid it from management. Once the managers saw it they ordered it scrapped. Course that’s only what I’ve heard. Can anyone clarify if that really happened? And did any part or piece of 1380 get preserved? 


locked TIES magazine

Will Kesler
 

I think since I’ve recently joined it’s just a mix up but I also haven’t received the ties magazines from the 1st quarter of the year, I don’t know if since I joined in May if I don’t receive that one or not though. Another question, when should I expect to receive the new 2nd quarter of the magazine? I’ve heard it’s coming out soon. 


locked Re: Southern 542

George Eichelberger
 

In the SRHA digital files….

The 2-10-49 photo caption of (A&Y) 542 says “just in from Sanford, NC”. Other photos at Pomona (9-13-53 show it lettered “C&NW” for the State Fair.

Ike



On Jul 1, 2022, at 7:46 PM, Will Kesler <williamkesler354@...> wrote:

Thanks guys but I was taking about in revenue service sorry for the misunderstanding. But anyways why was 542 at Pomona? I saw a picture in Pomona yard after being retired in 1954.


locked Re: Southern 542

Will Kesler
 

Thanks guys but I was taking about in revenue service sorry for the misunderstanding. But anyways why was 542 at Pomona? I saw a picture in Pomona yard after being retired in 1954.


locked Re: Southern 542

A&Y Dave in MD
 

http://southern-railway.railfan.net/ay/equipment/loco/ay542.htm

Scroll to bottom for images at Spencer.

Dave

Sent from Dave Bott's iPhone

On Jul 1, 2022, at 12:34 PM, Will Kesler <williamkesler354@...> wrote:

Does anyone have any pictures of Southern 542 on their hands at the moment? I’m looking for picture of it at Spencer.


locked Re: Southern 542

O Fenton Wells
 

Here's one I took the day they  rolled it out of the shop at Spencer 


On Fri, Jul 1, 2022 at 12:34 PM Will Kesler <williamkesler354@...> wrote:
Picture like this :



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locked Southern 542

John Willis
 


locked Re: Southern 542

George Eichelberger
 

SRHA has pictures of 542, but they are all at Pomona.

Ike

On Jul 1, 2022, at 12:34 PM, Will Kesler <williamkesler354@...> wrote:

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locked Re: Southern 542

Will Kesler
 

Picture like this :


locked Southern 542

Will Kesler
 

Does anyone have any pictures of Southern 542 on their hands at the moment? I’m looking for picture of it at Spencer.


locked "Outside Swing Hanger Six Wheel Trucks"

George Eichelberger
 

I’ve mentioned them enough, here a photo of the first of the two Outside Swing Hanger Six Wheel Trucks TVRM acquired to put under Southern Office Car 21. 
They are the same style that Southern used when it replaced the original Pullman, “Point Richmond”, trucks in the 60s. (I understand they were the last such pair built by General Steel Castings. The replacements that Southern put under OC-21 were sold by its previous owner after they bought NS-8 from Norfolk Southern. They are now under the business car the New Orleans Public Belt has for sale.)

With some luck, the car will be in service for the joint SRHA-L&NHS convention at TVRM 9-30/10-1.

Even with the roller bearing wheel sets, cash will help the project “move along”. I’m sure a donation from anyone to TVRM interesting preserving, operating (and riding in!) a Southern Railway “official car” would be appreciated and put to good use.

Ike



locked Re: Southern Railway Bells

George Eichelberger
 

Will:

As you may be aware, TVRM is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. In my opinion (I’m not an officer, only a member, certainly not speaking for the museum) it is the finest operating railroad museum in the Southeast. Three years ago, an eight year old, 9,000 sq. ft. building just across Turntable Road from the Grand Junction property came available, TVRM with help from SRHA members, acquired it as an archives facility and TVRM support building. (I’ve attached a photo). Recently, the Louisville & Nashville Historical Society upgraded another part of the facility and moved their archives from Bolling Green, KY. The L&NHS archives will be dedicated during the SRHA-L&NHS joint convention 9-30/10-1.

Early last year another (approx 10,000 sq. ft.) building came on the market, also adjacent to the TVRM Grand Junction property. Again, with help from SRHA, members, TVRM purchased it. It contains first class offices, conference room, a kitchen and a (est.) 5,000 sq. ft. exhibit area, all with modern lighting and HVAC equipment.

That building will, for the first time in 60 years, provide TVRM with a permanent indoor, all year, railroad museum. The building will be doubled in size and a two track train shed will provide cover for multiple pieces of TVRM locomotives and rolling stock.

As must be obvious, this will be an expensive multi year project. I have no doubt TVRM will accept ideas and assistance of any kind. Many of the joint convention clinics and RPM display area will be in the exhibit building with activities also at the archives, headquarters and Grand Junction depot (not to mention the Shop at East Chattanooga and TVRM trains)!

Join us at the convention, 10-30/11-1, any SRHA archives work session or whenever you can get to Chattanooga.

Ike





On Jun 26, 2022, at 7:28 PM, Will Kesler <williamkesler354@...> wrote:

Could you tell me more about this exhibit and what’s it meant for?


locked Re: Southern Railway Bells

Will Kesler
 

Could you tell me more about this exhibit and what’s it meant for?


locked Re: Southern Railway Bells

George Eichelberger
 

If anyone has Southern items, such as bells, whistles, headlights station signs, etc., you might consider donating them to SRHA or TVRM to be used in the TVRM Exhibit building displays.  

At present, planning is mostly for the “brick and mortar” additions planned for the complex in addition to the existing 10,000 sq ft building. Those include an extension to the exhibit building, a new restroom “pod”, rolling stock display shed and turntable. (A roundhouse will follow.)

Individual inside and outside displays will be dedicated to the railroads of the Tennessee Valley, Pullman, express, mail and dining car services, car, diesel and steam loco components and models in several scales showing the development of rolling stock over the years. A feature will be Gen. J.D. Smith’s custom made, full HO size, Cumberland River bridge, approximately twelve feet from end to end. The bridge “kit” was constructed using Southern Railway plans provided to General Smith by Graham Claytor when they were both at the Pentagon.

If anyone would like to donate or assist, contact archives@... and we’ll make sure your information is forwarded.

Ike




On Jun 26, 2022, at 4:01 PM, Will Kesler <williamkesler354@...> wrote:

Thank you for clarifying. There’s actually a bell at a school near me from a Southern Ks-1 #755 and there’s a house I’ve seen around with a southern bell mounted just in plain site. Hope it doesn’t get stolen but they weren’t selling as I remember.


locked Re: 3d Kitbashing Showcasing

Will Kesler
 

In the game Kitbashing is using different model parts to make an engine basically exactly like how you with a real model.


locked Re: 3d Kitbashing Showcasing

Will Kesler
 

No that’s not what I meant I’m not doing anything illegal. I just wanted to know if I could show pictures of stuff I’ve worked on in a game called Trainz that involves southern engines. But I should probably do that in the modeling group. 


locked Re: 3d Kitbashing Showcasing

milepost 131
 

Kit-bashing is when some BUYS several models and uses those parts he/she bought to build something else for THEIR private use.
To "borrow code" to build a new set of code without giving credit plus trying to resell would be piracy and stealing intellectual property (unless it is not shared in any manner for others to utilize.
Example: if someone were to take someone else's sound file (without permission or credit) modify it  and try to resell it as a new product.
As for kit-bashing ... I learned from a pack of rivet counters who never even shared parts with each other.

As an attorney taught when I was about twelve years old, "If you are not sure whether you should do something; don't do it."




Gordon Andrews   
 On 6/26/2022 4:05 PM, Will Kesler wrote:

Am I allowed to showcase some of the Southern things I’ve been working on in a 3d game called Trainz? I don’t know if the term Kitbashing is also used in actual modeling but I think it might be, it’s also used for this game when you take parts from other engines and change them around to basically online model your desired engine. Just making sure if I can show that here.


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You can't debate with someone who isn't even listening to your point.


locked Re: 3d Kitbashing Showcasing

Will Kesler
 

Actually now that I think about it this should probably go into the modeling group as it is a form of modeling.  

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