Loads

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  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Does anyone know where I can get various truck/train loads/building details for my HO Scale layout?? What Im looking for is construction loads (bricks, pallets, cones, lumber, pipes, etc.) Can anyone help me??
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    jim currie Active Member

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    :wave: welcome to the gauge :wave: walthers has loads.
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    O yeah, I completly forgot about searching on there website. Thanks.:)
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    railroader9731 Member

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    dont forget you can also make your own things coffie stirs for pipes balsa wood for lumber things like that. on the other hand i found a guy on ebay a while back that made his own. other then that check out tips and tricks on this site.
  6. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks for the help guys. I would have never thought of this stuff. :)
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    doctorwayne Active Member

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    You can buy ready-made loads, or as noted above, make your own.

    These lumber loads are made from scale stripwood (basswood), and are removeable. To save material, the piles are hollow.

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    This pole load is made from dowels from the lumber yard, tapered a bit with a rasp or some coarse sandpaper, and coloured with woodstain from the hardware store.

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    You can also build industrial-looking loads from styrene: these crane parts make up a load for a complete train.

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    You can also use Bic pens (the round, white ones with the coloured caps work best). The outer barrels make a good load of heavy pipe for a gondola or flatcar, and the ink refills, with the writing ends cut off, make good small-diameter pipe loads. Paint to suit, and add some stakes and stickers as required. Sorry, no pic of these available.

    Wayne
  8. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks,:) :) I will try these ones out to.
  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Athearn started selling flatcars, and gons with loads. Life-like makes packs of loads you could use, and Central Valley has some cast loads made for different manufactures of gons and flatcars.
    You could also make your own like railroader and Dr. Wayne said.
    These are actually 8-32 screws with thethat I got from work, when one of my threading machines, was taking off the heads, and getting ready to breakdown.

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks, can you give tha wbe address for the central valley web site. I tried to type took for it but I was un-sucessful and couldn't find it. wall1
  11. shaygetz

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    Don't know if you have a Family Dollar or Dollar General nearby but they carry these for $2 a pop and make great loads.

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  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Those are cool and I will have to go to my dollar store.

    I was goin to put the Norscot one's on the flats but why wast $20.00 on each when I could use them around the construction sites. I see one's on E-bay with norscot loaders and they sell for $30.00 to $40.00 each.
  13. railroader9731

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    here is the pipe loads i done

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    That's Cool :)

    Is that just straws, some wood?
  15. railroader9731

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    coffie stirs and some profile ties
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    now to do some lumber ill keep you posted
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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Sorry...My mistake(Don't know what I was thinking...I know....NO RACE TODAY!!!)
    It wasn't Central Valley...Its Chooch Enterprise that makes the loads.
    Won't happen again...in the next two minuates............
  19. TruckLover

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    sign1 sign1 thats ok
  20. railroader9731

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    here are some lumber loads and those construction barrels i told you about

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