Photos of Flat Car Loads

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Rusted, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. Rusted

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    I have several empty flat cars on my HO layout and need some ideas. I'll post a few pics of loads I've seen, you post some you've seen.

    Thanks.

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  2. Rusted

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    The previous was from Kensett, Iowa (I think - Feb 2003).

    This is from Mankato, MN (November 2002).

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  3. Greg Elems

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    This was taken in August 2002 in Sparks Nevada.

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  4. Greg Elems

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    November 2001 in Sparks NV

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  5. Greg Elems

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    March 2002 - Sparks NV

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  6. Rusted

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    Hey, nice pipes! Excellent, keep them coming!
  7. kf4jqd

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    Flat cars

    Hi Rusted:

    Nice pictures. On my layout, I haul alot of things on my flat cars. ie tractors, logs, cars. and machinery. Take alook: www.geocities.com/rockislandline2000

    Andy
  8. Rusted

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    KF - I like green tractors, thanx.

    Mmmm? Would you model this flatcar load? (picture credit to Krug)

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  9. Greg Elems

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    Stockton CA, 2-97.

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  10. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    NASA

    Rusted:

    Have you ever seen the Apollo spacecraft on a flat car? Lionel sells one. Someone used to sell one for HO. Then there are cannon rail cars used in the Civil, WWI, and WWII.

    Now you have me thinking!
    Andy
  11. Greg Elems

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    December 1993, Stockton CA.

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    From August 2001:

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  13. Mike R

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    Good pictures. I can't help but think, that if a model manufacturer issued a flatcar with a load of turquoise pipes, a lot of modelers would think it ''toylike'' or ''unrealistic''....:eek: ...or say something like: "That is SO Tyco !"
    You just never know, do you ?
    Regards / Mike:D
  14. Rusted

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    I like those pipes too. It hit me as I was looling at them - model the rusted edge and visible interior and it might take on a very real appearance. ???
  15. MCL_RDG

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    Re: Pipe

    Here's the poop on pipe.

    Pipe (commercial) that is to be "buried" typically is governed by local, state and federal laws. There is a neat industry that coats pipe depending on where, how and why it will be used. It's a subject I've written on and yet to be published- too bad- so many loads- so many roads, but I don't fret.

    Other than your personal poop pipe (personal) home plumbing- The pipe you see is destined for "burial in a special application. The coatings avaialable range in color and texture according to application.

    Hows that for not wanting to know too much but liking it all the same?

    I could go on but I hear myself talk too much as it is (See below!). :D

    Mark

    Addendum: Our pipe coater's standards are black (polyethelene) for "standard" apps (anti-corrosion), Yellow for above ground apps and the Aqua for marine. They also provide a cement type coat (up to 3" thk) for oil rig, underwater apps- heavy duty abuse. Typically the I.D. is also epoxy coated, the color is a brownish red. The coating stops approx. 2" from the end to allow for end cap or couplings. The only rust would be the very end where tyhe pipe was saw cut. The undercoat that bonds the material picks up dust at the ends making it look often grey in color. That's the short version.
  16. Rusted

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    Thanks for the info, don't fret, that's what this is all about.

    I bought some ugly aqua colored paint and some styrene tubes, no time yet to work on it, maybe soon.

    Still looking for more. Feel free to include shots of your model flat car loads as well.
  17. babydot94513

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    To take the pipe loads question a bit further, I suspect that since the pictures were taken in Sparks, Nevada yard, that the original source was from the Napa Pipe located in, Napa California.

    The load was originally handled by the California Northern Railroad out of Napa Junction to Busch/Fairfield where they interchanged with UP.

    Napa Pipe has numerous loads going out and the process is fascinating to watch. One or two GP15-1's straining to pull 15-20 or so loads of steel pipe is a site to see.
  18. Rusted

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    Pics of that would make a great new thread. Got any?
  19. DanRaitz

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    Here is a shot that I took at the port of Long Beach, CA.
    the photo was taken about 4 years ago.

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  20. DanRaitz

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    Heres another shot. This one should be easy to model.

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