show us your HO car loads

gjslsffan Sep 7, 2015

  1. gjslsffan

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    Loaded this KCS, IM flat car with a Norscot Scraper. Used PDC chains and binders and cut wood for blocks and wedges to hold the scraper in place.
    I am surprised how many binders are used to hold these loads in place.

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    Thanks for stopping by.
     
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  4. dalebaker

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    Hi Tom,

    Superbly done! You certainly have a way of making these things look real! I guess we all have out places we shine!!!

    Thanks,
    Dale
     
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  5. Mike VE2TRV

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    That looks astonishingly real! :cool:

    One really has to look at small details to figure out it's a model. Everything from the chains and turnbuckles right down to the ballast looks real. Even the chalk marks on the tires...

    Great work.(y)
     
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  6. Kitbash

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    Some great loads here. Thanks for the posts.
     
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  7. gjslsffan

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    Thanks!! I know other people have some to show off. Let's see them!
     
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  8. Kevin Anderson

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    I haven’t gotten around to making loads yet. I have a lot to do when I do get there.
     
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  9. gjslsffan

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    Another thread bump.
    Made this load based on a car I saw years ago. It is a pain old Athearn 85' flat with A-Line weights and ends added for weight, made the bulkheads and supports from Polystyrene plastic. The X bracing on the sides were made using brass rod of very different sizes soldered together painted a burnt metal and installed to the car. The poles were made from wooden dowels I tapered, then used a hacksaw blade on edge, scrapped down the sides to give a little texture to the poles, then painted black and loaded. Most of the loads I have pictured on this thread, were actually made years ago, with some many years ago. There are cars in staging and storage that when I see them sometimes I have forgotten about them LOL..
    C'mon folks I know you have more carloads to show off!


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  10. Kevin Anderson

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    In due time, I will have loads made. Most likely this coming summer.
     
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    Some Tyco Piggy Backs. I love old Tyco.
     
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  12. RThomas

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    Here are a few of my Roll bys and rolling stock.

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    3) BNSF WARBONNET Roll By


    4) Santa Fe Northern 4-8-4 Steam Roll By



    Enjoy!


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  13. dti406

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    Nice car Tom, but you have done what I consider my pet peeve with the scenery gurus, utility poles are delivered smooth, so that linemen can climb them without their hooks popping out due to the rough finish on the poles.

    Rick Jesionowski
     
  14. gjslsffan

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    Thanks Rick,
    I hadn't even thought about that aspect.
     

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