My first pipe load project

Dogwood Mar 9, 2019

  1. Dogwood

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    Howdy folks

    The last days, I've built the first pipe load for my bulkhead flatcars. I use 3/16" I-beam Evergreen profiles and NORTEASTERN SCALE LUMBER 3×3" pieces. The straps are thin strips of insulating tape.
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  2. jpf94

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    Well done!! Who's car is that?
     
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  4. Tony Burzio

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    For variety try an aluminum foil culvert load. Just wrap heavy duty foil around an appropriately sized bolt and use your fingernail to form the foil to the threads.
     
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  5. Dogwood

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    Thanks for the hint. I will try. Thank you

    Here are more pictures as promised....:

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  6. jpf94

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  7. Kurt Moose

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    Or those "bendy" straws-just cut the bendable part out, and paint it silver.(y)
     
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  8. Dogwood

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    Howdy

    A few days have passed and I could build some pipe loads again.
    This time the pictures in chronological order:

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    I had the decals printed by a friend. Let's see what comes to mind next ...

    Thanks for watching!

    Regards
    Thomas
     
  9. Kurt Moose

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    (y)(y)(y)

    I gotta' try this in Z!
     
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  10. Sharky_McSharknose

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    Those are cool! I bought some Plastruct I-beams to make a load for a bulkhead flat (ironically enough a MT BC Rail flat!). I like the idea of using tape for straps. I was also thinking ribbon but tape should work.
     
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  11. Dogwood

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    In Z scale....(y)? Wow, you have eagle eyes! :D
     
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  12. Kurt Moose

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    Good reading glasses, REALLY good reading glasses!!

    ;)
     
  13. Inkaneer

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    I'm guessing the spiral wrap is a manufacturing method for a type of pipe. I can't recall ever seeing pipe made like that. What was the use of pipe made that way? USS had its National Tube Works located near here (McKeesport, PA) and I saw a lot of pipe shipped out (usually in gondolas not flatcars) The pipe was either "seamless' or was made from cold rolled steel sheet which was then formed and welded lengthwise
     
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  14. Dogwood

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    Maybe you are right. I tried to make it as realistic as possible.
    Regards
    Thomas
     

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