This time of year seems to be busier than the rest of the time. Decorating and preparations for family and friends visiting consumes the day. Retirement wasn’t supposed to be this busy. As you would expect my modeling time is an expendable part of the daily routine. I have done very little new to show for the time.
NEWS FROM PROTOCRAFT
Protocraft survived the Wine Country fire this fall. While Norm’s home and railroad did sustain damage, he was luckier than many in his community. The state continues to battle wild fires but in the southland.
I wanted to show you two parts that Protocraft has in their extensive line of parts. The first is a threaded bushing that is designed to be used on wood, plastic or resin cars. The knurled surface will enhance the attachment. The bushing is threaded for 1-72 shouldered screws that are included.
The second part I am highlighting is a cast brass roping bracket. Freight cars were often moved at an industrial site with a cable that was attached to a bracket that was at the car bolster.
The roping brackets of this style was commonly used on Southern Pacific single sheathed boxcars. Other railroads used similar or identical parts on their freight cars.
I have pointed out a typical installation of the bracket on the body bolster of the A-50-6 automobile car.
Protocraft expects a large shipment from Korea of new models and trucks in the new year. Stay tuned.