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    • November 9, 2019 5:03 PM EST
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      Loads of loads

      Today I finished (less paint, its 30f out right now, so no painting) some flatcar loads today.

       

      Another pipe load.  Thin-wall styrene tubing.

       

       

      Large sectional pipe load.  4 sections of thin-wall styrene tube

       

       

      Half a flywheel.  3d printed in quarters.  Some of you have seen this over in my 3d print thread.  Epoxied together, and some filler on the seams.  Needs some more finish work before painting.

       

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    • November 9, 2019 5:46 PM EST
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      Nice up grades, but who are you and what did you do with BD 

    • November 9, 2019 6:05 PM EST
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      Nice loads, Bob....  That half a flywheel will get folks talking....                

    • November 9, 2019 7:10 PM EST
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      Nice loads Bob.

       

      Where did you get the large thin wall tubing in the second picture?

    • November 9, 2019 8:01 PM EST
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      Rick Marty said:

      Nice loads Bob.

       

      Where did you get the large thin wall tubing in the second picture?

      I'm not 100% sure (I've had this stuff for years), but my best guess would be US Plastics (https://www.usplastic.com).  Theyve been my go-to for tubing and non-sheet plastics forever.

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    • November 9, 2019 8:55 PM EST
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      Bob McCown said:

      Today I finished (less paint, its 30f out right now, so no painting) some flatcar loads today.

      Another pipe load.  Thin-wall styrene tubing.

      Large sectional pipe load.  4 sections of thin-wall styrene tube

      Ya got me thinking.  What would a steam era pipe load be made of?  Clay? Iron?

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    • November 9, 2019 9:04 PM EST
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      Dan Gilchrist said:
      Bob McCown said:

      Today I finished (less paint, its 30f out right now, so no painting) some flatcar loads today.

      Another pipe load.  Thin-wall styrene tubing.

      Large sectional pipe load.  4 sections of thin-wall styrene tube

      Ya got me thinking.  What would a steam era pipe load be made of?  Clay? Iron?

      Sections of cast or ductile iron pipe would be my guess.  They have HUGE flares on the ends.  I bet using PVC electrical conduit would be a good starting point.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Dan Gilchrist said:
      Bob McCown said:

      Today I finished (less paint, its 30f out right now, so no painting) some flatcar loads today.

      Another pipe load.  Thin-wall styrene tubing.

      Large sectional pipe load.  4 sections of thin-wall styrene tube

      Ya got me thinking.  What would a steam era pipe load be made of?  Clay? Iron?

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    • November 10, 2019 7:48 PM EST
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      Is that about 1/2 tubing on the first car?

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    • November 10, 2019 8:05 PM EST
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      Pete Lassen said:

      Is that about 1/2 tubing on the first car?

       

      looks more like 3/4" to me.

      and the big ones coud be 3".

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    • November 10, 2019 8:26 PM EST
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      Korm Kormsen said:
      Pete Lassen said:

      Is that about 1/2 tubing on the first car?

       

      looks more like 3/4" to me.

      and the big ones coud be 3".

      3/4” OD and 4” ID

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    • February 1, 2020 2:04 PM EST
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      Getting back to this.  Finished up two of the smaller pipe loads, with some weathering and chock blocks.

       

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    • February 1, 2020 3:42 PM EST
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      Nice....   

    • February 1, 2020 5:39 PM EST
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      Last one.  Painted and mounted the big pipe load. I think this one needs chains.

       

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    • February 1, 2020 11:22 PM EST
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      Bob they look very nice, some times loads can be done very inexpensively, 

      Thanks Dennis

    • February 2, 2020 7:07 AM EST
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      For the LGB short flat cars I used cigar tubes.

       

    • February 2, 2020 7:57 AM EST
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      Looks great Bob. Yet another idea that I have been gathering various diameters of tube for.  I also have some cool heat sinks from old electronics that could be augmented and painted to look like a modern transformer load. Just that I don't run modern and don't have a depressed well flat

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    • February 2, 2020 9:48 AM EST
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       Bob -been following this thread from the start, great build and cool ideas.

       

      IF you haven't already glued the small pipe load together, there should be blocking between the layers of pipe. Typically the blocking will be a 4 x 4 or 6 x 6 cross wise with chocking both top and bottom to stabilize the load so the upper pipes don't try to bush the lower pipes out sideways. For the length 3 or 4 would be appropriate. The blocking also aids in preventing the pipes from sliding forward in a hard braking situation. Both loads need to should be chained for safety.

       

      I am curious how you plan to secure the flywheel half. Needs to be chained...but how?

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