Sugar Beet Cars Progress

OC Engineer JD Dec 14, 2007

  1. OC Engineer JD

    OC Engineer JD Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am going to try and do some with rows of boards on the top, and remove some here and there. I saw a cool video of some like that near the end of the beet trains life. I'll see if I can find it.
     
  2. OC Engineer JD

    OC Engineer JD Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Here it is..... :)
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGtBuRf0TbM&feature=channel"]YouTube - Sugar Beet Train part 2[/ame]
     
  3. OC Engineer JD

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    One of the things I was thinking about today was weather or not to add the end reporting marks to the beet cars. I don't have anything that small. On the SP cars I just heavily weathered the ends, but thought that was kinda cheating. :) Well, then today at work I spot these cars. UP cars, with SP lettering.....
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  4. OC Engineer JD

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    Or is it??????
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  5. OC Engineer JD

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    I guess I won't be fussing over the end reporting marks any more! ;):)
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  6. dave n

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    That's one of those rare Micro Trains mis-prints :). Too bad it's been taken out of it's original packaging.
     
  7. OC Engineer JD

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    LOL Thats right Dave! :)
     
  8. OC Engineer JD

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    It's hard to see the ends on these anyways, and they will not be switched, as they will always run as a loaded unit train.
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  9. OC Engineer JD

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    I get a couple more done and I will be ordering more Fox Valley wheels for them.
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  10. OC Engineer JD

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    I got a couple more beet cars done....this time, the MT cars. These come with a 'woodchip' load, but it is easily removed and a Beet load easily added. :)
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    These are slightly higher then the IM cars, buts thats OK. They still look good together and adds a little more variety. :)
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    They will of course get the Fox Valley wheels too. :)
     
  13. OC Engineer JD

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    Here's a run-by with 27 done. :)
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4dnG2T5C0o&feature=channel_page"]YouTube - N Models 921[/ame]
     
  14. Steve Mann

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    That guy is bookin' it! What was the prototype speed limit through there in that era? Just curious.
     
  15. OC Engineer JD

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    I have a Timetable from the 1980's, and it looks like both Passenger and Freight trains were 40mph.
     
  16. OC Engineer JD

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    Looking at the video again, I would say that is an aggressive 40mph speed. :);) Hey, if the Conductors OK with it....let um roll!
     
  17. BarstowRick

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    They got to get that shipment to the plant for processing. They don't want a pile of mush...no money in that.

    Gosh, that looked good. Saw a surfer riding the waves...must be 10 foot swells. Kidding of course.

    As always...nice work Jerry.
     
  18. N-Jineer

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    Nice work as always Jerry.:thumbs_up:

    I also see you're using a different Helicopter charter - no more crash landings!:tb-biggrin:
     
  19. Steve Mann

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    40MPH is a pretty good clip. Back in the '80's I bet speeds were more of a guideline and not really strictly enforced, maybe? IIRC, pigtrains with new GP60M power exceeded the 70MPH limit on good track areas.
     
  20. bravogjt

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    Great video! I like the varied weathering on each car.

    Ben
     

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