Threaded Rod-Flatcar Load

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by eightyeightfan1, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    When one of my thread rollers started screwing up and taking the heads of the screws, I didn't see scrap...I saw...FLATCAR LOAD!
    Here's a pic of the finished project.

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    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    The screws are actually 8-32's. But in HO scale the measure 9" in diameter and 12 feet long. Here's a close up of the load.
    And to think...I have plenty more and plan on making a couple more.

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    nice, and i like that flat car,looks real
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    That looks great Ed. It another one of those "you can tell you're a model RRer when...." you don't see garbage - you see flat-car loads!!!!

    Val
  5. belg

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    Ed excellent load and a great way to get some weight on a flat car.
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    Looks great 88. I just made a similar load using styrene rod but I think your tie down strapping looks better than mine, mine's to wide. I cut masking tape 1/16 wide, did you use thread?
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    Weather them a little with a grey/white wash to simulate galvanizing and they'll look just like sections of corregated metal pipe used for ditch drains.
    Doc
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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Good idea Ed. We are always looking for loads.
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    Thanks everyone!
    Yes Gary...Its black thread(Shhhh)taken from Better-Half's sewing box.
    I did take progressive pics if anyone is interested in how I did it, plus, I have plenty more "headless" screws if any body wants some.
    I was planning on making one more.
    Thanks again.