Pictures of crates needed!

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  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I am working on putting together a TOFC (Tractors on Flat Car) load, inspired by Spitfire's version. However, I only have two tractors, and I want to put a bunch of other "stuff" on the end of the 40' flat car. I thought a few crates of parts would be appropriate.

    Does anyone have pictures of crates / wooden boxes that they have put together? I would appreciate seeing them!

    Also, if you have any other suggestions that would go with this load, let me know! Era is 1920s-30s and scale is HO.

    Thanks.

    Andrew
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Pictures of crates............you could go to "the box" thread...

    When you load that flat, unless the crates weigh more than an assembled tractor, the tractors would be loaded over the trucks, and the crates in the middle.
    Pete
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Check the June issue of RR Model Craftsperson; there is an article on modelling the Brantford Massey Harris plant with pictures of loads.
  4. belg

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    loads

    Andy I believe when I built my loads I got most of my ideas from the walthers catalog.
  5. Greg Elems

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    Here is a real Catt on a flat. Hope this helps.

    Greg Elems

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    The other side.

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    Masonjar
    Go to the Real Thing, USA forumn and look at the threads, ultimate flat car loads, and photos of flat car loads, for some ideas. There's one with 2 tractors and a load of tractor tires in between them looks like it would be a good one to consider.
  8. belg

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    Hey Andy here is a picture of some of the loads and crates I've made,I hope this helps.

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    box 2

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    and one more

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  12. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Thanks everyone for the pictures / suggestions / ideas!

    :D

    Andrew
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    Model Power has some really nice detailed crates that come with a steam donkey for use as an Eoad. Backordered, but I found one on e-bay, about $7 new or from e-bay. Search steam hoist or donkey hoist.