Let's get LOADED!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by ZeldaTheSwordsman, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

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    Yes, I do know that. But it's already really long. On some forums it's only just able to fit, and others it doesn't fit at all, so I have to shorten it to ZTS. Anyway, she's a tomboy, and she is finally seen with a sword in Twilight Princess. Besides, I had been a jerk enough to the admin of the original ZFGC for him to ban me, and he was a member of the new forum I was registering at so I made gender-ambiguous name and hid my e-mail address and gender, because I thought he might still be mad. Anyway, it's too late to change. I'm registered at umpteen places, not all of which allow username changes.
    But back on topic:
    Those loads look great. Btw, what's Wally-World?:confused:
  2. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

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    WalMart

    It can be a great place to find HO scale vehicles like cars and construction equipment. It usually takes some hunting as there are a greater quantity of misc scale vehicles but usually you can find some good stuff.

    For more walmart finds see this link: http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=119773
  3. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

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    You shop at mall-wart?!
  4. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I shop at Walmart for cheap spray paint colors and some cheapo trucks and construction equipment they sometimes have :mrgreen:
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    E-paw -WOW those are AWESOME!!!! My favorites are the beam load, scrap loads, tire load and pipe loads :thumb: :mrgreen: :cool:

    David -Some interesting loads you have there :cool:

    Patrick
    -AWESOME load!!!! :thumb: :thumb:

    Larry -Love the Coil loads!!! How did you make the coiled wire load?

    Ed -Neat screw loads!!! I want to do some flats with those loads. :mrgreen: Love the Front loader load too :thumb: :thumb:
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    If I'm guessing right, Larry's gon is an Athearn also. These were sold with different type loads(Mine came with the scrap load). I've seen them with those green pipes, the coils(which Larry has)and a different scrap load. Larry and I could trade loads, without any modifications to the cars.


    I do have some 6"(scale) threaded rods left.
  7. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

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    Psst! Check the first post. I added a picture of my load.
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    This is an Athearn Load:? lol I think Larry made these coils or are those Athearn? Whatever they are, I LOVE THEM :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


    Do you have any plans to use the left overs? :mrgreen:
  9. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Here's a lumber load I built.
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  10. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

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    A good use for balsa. You can make a load of smaller, loose-packed planks for a 4-wheel open wagon from used matches with the heads cut off...(but the only one I currently have is reserved for stone traffic right now, so no pic for the time being :p)
  11. brakie

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    The loads are Chooch Coiled Wire Load..

    http://www.choochenterprises.com/html/7221_coiled_wire.html

    The down side of these loads..

    They are EXTREMELY HEAVY and for that reason I do not recommend using them.
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    thanks for the tip Larry :mrgreen: :mrgreen: i think i may get a few of them :mrgreen:
  13. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Josh,I forgot to mention if you use the 52 foot mill gon like I did you will need to cut the load to fit.Needless to say its a hard cut even with a Dremel.
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    thanks Larry, do you know what size gondolas the loads are made for so no cutting is needed?
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    Josh,I am not sure..They're to short for Walthers 65 foot gon.Their add says it fits most gons-yeah right with some cutting.

    The dangest thing is only 2 rows of coils need to be removed..

    The coil is cast resin but,hard to cut with a Dremel because it smooths the cutting disk.May be easier to cut with a jigsaw or perhaps a band saw..
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    a pic from our modular club layout.
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  18. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Roger, that is a hilarious and very clever photo! Love the burden heavy gons!
    Ralph
  19. ZeldaTheSwordsman

    ZeldaTheSwordsman Thomas Modeler

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    The descendants of the Giant Peach!LOL!
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    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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