show us your HO car loads

gjslsffan Sep 7, 2015

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    This can be a thread on how to load cars, how to unload cars, show how loads are secured on/in cars, any car. From bicycles to submarines. :) If you have posted your car loads before, post them again on this thread, many outstanding car loads get lost in related threads.
    This a way to show chain tie downs or other securement methods and explore them all. One of the worst jobs I ever worked was trying to walk through all the metal banding to couple car air hoses.
    There are some world class modelers lurking here, and you know who you are. And you need to give the rest of us some ideas. :)
    Regards to all, please carry on.
     
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  2. jwb3

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    Here are a couple. First, a good use for stuff you find at swap meets, an old Roundhouse coal gon being taken to the shop on a flat following a derailment:

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    Plastic loco carbodies are also potential items here. Second, a JD lumber load, sold pretty reasonably on eBay:


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  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Those are some nice loads, thanks for showing us. That hopper on the flat car is quite realistic, I have seen a few that way too.


    Here are some tractors, being delivered to "Wagoneer Equipment".

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  4. RGW

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    What did you use for tie downs?
     
  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    I used thin drafting tape for banding and Detail Associates #2210 chain. I just hang the chain w some tweezers and use thin ACC and let the glue run down a section, let dry straight, then cut to length and glue in place.
     
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  6. Colonel

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    Excellent loads and is that your layout? Maybe you could start a thread about it
     
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  7. jwb3

    jwb3 TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, it's my layout. Maybe I'll start a thread. I've started and stopped them on various forums.
     
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  8. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes that would be great


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  9. JimJ

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    Here's new fangled Case steam traction engine being delivered at Richardson, MO. I guess they'll have to build a heavy timber ramp to get it off of there.
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  10. gjslsffan

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    Wow Jim, I saw and remember you building that steam tractor. And remember the Manny building the flat car too. What a great idea to bring all of it together. And a great job of securing the load as well.
    Now the Zalma branch is gonna have to build an unloading dock, like you say, or have a hoist big enough to lift it. Hhhuuummm which will it be.
     
  11. JimJ

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    I think maybe I'll build a temporary ramp that they would've built in place. And yes, Manny is a good modeler. I wonder how he is doing?
     
  12. John Smith

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    P1210648.JPG If you all remember my "Can't catch a break" thread... here is the Covered Hopper loaded up on a MoW 89ft Flat. When I get home, I will post some more! JMS
     
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  13. Colonel

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    Today I made some inserts for gondolas eventually they will be filled with metal swarf
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  14. Ironhorseman

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    JimJ wrote: "Here's new fangled Case steam traction engine being delivered at Richardson, MO. I guess they'll have to build a heavy timber ramp to get it off of there."

    Jim - The Yreka Western took delivery of a MRS-1 from a heavy duty six axle flat by digging a trench and laying rail into it. On top of the ground at the far end of the trench another section of rail was set. I have photos of this operation, some where!

    The flat was then pushed into the trench. Rail on the flat was connected to the surface rail at the far end of the trench, and the MRS-1 was driven off the flat. Then the trench rail was pulled; the trench was filled and the rail was reset and connected to the rail where the loco was sitting. With that, the MRS-1 was driven across the project and continued to the YW yard in Yreka. However, I think the ramp idea would be sufficient to unload your tractor. :)
     
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  15. John Smith

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    So, here is a couple more pics of "loads" that I use on my layout. On the flatcars, I have a wooden block wrapped with part of a plastic grocery bag. I have placed it on wooden blocks and uses some wire as a tarp tie down. The next is a piece of industrial equipment. Not really sure what it is for... but, had fun scratch building it! LOL! JMS DSCF1558.JPG DSCF1559.JPG
     
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  16. John Smith

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    With Gondolas, I have some steel coils. 2 large and 4 small... depending on what the customer ordered. JMS DSCF1562.JPG DSCF1563.JPG
     
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    Here is a little MoW train. Has a flat with an excavator on it. Attached is a dump car with boulders in it. The boulders are made from drywall chunks that were painted grey then off white.
    The next pic shows my MoW shelf. The flats have MoW equipment as loads, the gondolas all have tie loads, and the orange ballast cars have ballast in them. JMS
     
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  18. Eagle2

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    It looks like either a horizontal boiler or storage tank, even if just by accident!
     
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  19. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    John where did you get the steel coils from? would be perfect for my gondolas
     
  20. John Smith

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    The coils are a Walthers Kit from years ago. The coils come in a plastic bag attached to spurs in two dark grey pieces. I glued the halves together, painted silver, and then used a "Sharpie" black marker to color the straps. JMS
     
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