Coal for the coal hoppers

rva1945 Aug 1, 2016

  1. fifer

    fifer TrainBoard Supporter Advertiser

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    Looking great DC.
    Mike
     
  2. nd-rails

    nd-rails TrainBoard Supporter

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    Seriously a full load of ballast would not be possible in that type of car.
    A whole loaded hopper would never discharge due to the pressure of weight from above.
    The cubic capacity is far greater than its weight could carry. Looking at car re-use, you'll find a loading line/ tell tale somewhere near mid point.
    Even a couple of ton of crushed rock on a standard lift truck can block up because of the mass when discharging thru a full width tale gate.
    Regards, dave
     

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