So I brought this up her to hopefully capture the most attention from the knowledge base here.
In prototype wood car construction, specifically a car made for heavy loads, did they ever put in cross blocking between the main long beams.
I ask because Cliff Jennings has a flat car design that not only has truss rods running lengthwise, but if I remember right it also had rods running across the width. I was trying to find the info he sent me on it but I can’t seem to find what I did with it.
But it seems reasonable on a heavy duty car to cross block it but maybe I’m just over thinking it.