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Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by absnut, Jan 14, 2003.
Latest project in the works:
It look complicated. What is it?
This car (semi-car?) looks impressive, Dick. Beautiful workmanship.
But - what is it?
Let me guess: Something to carry heavy loads... Could it be 50% of a Schnabel car?
Guess it isn't good/complete enough to be recognizablee yet!!!
It's the "A" end of a 20 axle Schnabel car. If this part turns out satisfactory, I'll do the "B" end. Lots more detailing to be done. Loads were, typically, suspended between the two ends and transported over the rails. See my posting under "general" for a link to a Schnabel site. They're very interesting and unusual looking cars.
And, Ron.... you had it absolutely correct!
nice dick and I guess your going to pull that thing with your new LL 2-8-8-2 rich
You got that right, Rich!
Very kewl; hope to see the completed unit and a load at some point !!!!
I have a couple of heavy duty PRR F38 (12 axle) flat cars I'm working on from Eastern Car Works. Still designing a load, too.
Hi Dick, Looks absolutely great so far.
Fantastic work Dick! Can hardly wait to see the "other half"!
Educate me please Dick, is a Scnabel car the multi-axled wagon for VERY heavy loads or is that "load" part of the wagon???
For a minute I suspected it was something to do with "gauging" or balasting .... (I have simple thought trains )
the Schnabel is used to transport very heavy and large loads. Typically, a large transformer, etc. would be suspended between the two ends. When I have this "A" end finished, I will make an identical "B" end for it.
Hi, I love the "Schnabel" looks really great, now I need to see the other half
One more major section to go plus details. Another pair of six wheel trucks are coming to replace the two outboard trucks which are the wrong type.
You're really getting along at an astonishing pace, Dick! And your model sure looks good!
I'm looking for the nexts pics. And most of all I wonder what the load of the Schnabel-car will be.
A GAUGE-box perhaps?
Have you been looking over my shoulder while I work?
Just a hunch...
(I stumbled over that thread yesterday per chance )
Now I'm REALLY curious
A few more details and it'll be finished. I have new Buckeye trucks coming to replace the two outboard trucks.
Dick. That is rated a big WOW!! Now to see it behind the big one.