Freight car of the week pt.6

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  1. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    And here's one of the Walthers cars, from whence came the bulkhood ends on the cars in the previous post.
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    Wayne
  2. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    These pictures just keep getting better and better.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  3. doctorwayne

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    Here's another Walthers GSC flatcar; this one's being used as an idler car for an oversize load of hydro poles. The removeable pole load was made from tapered dowels, stained with an oil-based woodstain. The stakes are basswood, with thread used as "cable", to tie them together. The gondola is from Proto2000. All lettering is custom dry transfers, from C-D-S.
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    Wayne
  4. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Good looking pics guys, keep em comin..
    MIles, I am going to replace those 4020s with model 50s.I plan to weather the 4020s and place them on the farm.

    Here's a MOW flat .

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  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Ok....How about a centerbeam flat.
    Walthers, Ready to Roll. Came from a two pack set. The one behind it has the Walthers "Wrapped Plywood" load.

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  6. doctorwayne

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    A couple more flatcars: 3453 is another Walthers GSC, while 3415 is an old die cast metal model, from Authenticast. This car was one of the original cars in my first HO scale train. The loads, flux processing machinery for GERN Industries, are made from leftover panels from a Walthers enclosed tri-level auto rack, plus some MDC parts from the scrap box. The stakes and "wooden" blocking are styrene strips, and music wire was used for the bracing. 3415's removeable load is held in place with double-sided carpet tape under the blocking, while the other loads are secured by the stake pockets. The signs on the ends of the blocking, and on the stakes are "Do Not Hump" warnings.
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  7. doctorwayne

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    Here's an Athearn 40' flatcar that's been reworked as a boom car for a wreck hoist. The deck was removed and replaced with a scratchbuilt wooden one. The equipment boxes and tool house were built from styrene, with ladders from an Intermountain reefer, and metal steps and grabs. The Tichy derrick has been modified for service in the Southern Ontario snowbelt. Custom lettering on both cars is from C-D-S.
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    The 108 is another Athearn forty-footer that's been retired from revenue service. She got a new wooden deck, and the stakes are all that's left from a scratchbuilt 40' pulpwood rack that was scrapped after a wreck. The car to the right is the house end of the 160A. (Those giant ventilators aren't part of the car, they belong to the GERN warehouse in the background.:D )
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    Wayne
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Here's a MOW flat with a small crane I scratched/bashed follwoing an article in MR:

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    Andrew
  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    And here's a timber flat, but not in a ncie setting as per doctorwayne's above:

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    Andrew
  10. chessie4155

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    Here's one those Bachmann depressed center flats that comes with either a missle or a transformer. I added some weights inside the transformer,tied it down with black thread and added the C&O markings with some left over letters and numbers.

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  11. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Another flatcar of threaded rods.
    Athearn, Ready-To-Roll.

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  12. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here are a few more Walthers GSC flatcars. The loads, parts for an overhead electric crane, are scratchbuilt from styrene.
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  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    That is an AWSOME load Wayne:thumb: :thumb:

    It really stands out in that orange color and I like it :D :D
  14. doctorwayne

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    Thanks, Josh, the loads were based on recollections of watching real ones being erected at the steel plant where I used to work. The paint is Floquil Reefer Orange, a pretty close match to the prototype.

    Wayne
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    Fantastic loads DoctorWayne:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: They look like the real deal.
    Here's a flat thats been modified and a load added. There's no prototype I know of for this. The pipie load is another home made project using straws,match sticks,and tooth picks.

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    Nice load, chessie4155, and an imaginative choice of materials. Actually, I'm surprised by the number of neat flatcars and interesting loads that have appeared in this thread. Nice work by one and all.

    Wayne
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    great shots everyone---i like your ingenuity in creating loads---thanks,nutbar
  18. MCL_RDG

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    Are they really flat...

    ...cars or just cars that don't need restraint ?

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Marksign1
  19. doctorwayne

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    Here's another MoW flatcar, an Athearn fifty-footer. I built a new wooden deck and some low sides, then put it to work as a boom tender for my American derrick, which, it appears, was elsewhere when this photo was taken.
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    Here's a photo of the two together, snapped by the ever-intrepid (and foolhardy) Barney Secord. His low-flying antics are viewed with more appreciation in some rural locales, but this stunt earned him a stern reprimand. The derrick is from Walthers, and that Pennsy gondola, loaded with track bumpers, is a modified Concor product.
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    Wayne
  20. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Here is a Walthers 54' PRR flat in N Scale (the CASE excavator is behind the flat and not on it althought it looks like it)

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