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What happened here????
« on: March 27, 2010, 02:21:01 AM »
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I came across this picture tonight.

http://www.ns3010.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1887722

Can't say I've ever seen anything like this before!  What could have caused this?
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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010, 02:22:18 AM »
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Too much bacon will do that.

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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 03:40:19 AM »
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That's easy... a careless forklift driver!!!

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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2010, 04:09:31 AM »
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Hobo that ate too many baked beans?
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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2010, 07:08:12 AM »
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My guess is that a look at the other side would show a derailment or some other form of serious accident has caved in the other side enough to allow the roof to bulge like that.

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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2010, 07:48:28 AM »
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A load of roll paper stock and a derailment would be a safe guess......would bounce up off that nice roof and balloon it real good !
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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2010, 08:05:04 AM »
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My guess is that a look at the other side would show a derailment or some other form of serious accident has caved in the other side enough to allow the roof to bulge like that.

DFF

That's what I was thinking. If you look through the open door, other side looks to be smashed in pretty good.
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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2010, 09:06:58 AM »
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Definately a derailment and not me after a big bowl of Steak and Shake Chili  ;D

Look at the overall condition of the car. Damage to ends and visible side. Mangled Grab's and bent ladders. One forklift didn;t do that much damage.

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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2010, 09:38:57 AM »
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I think someone didn't pay attention to the expiration date on the car and it swelled when the contents spoiled.
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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2010, 10:40:34 AM »
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The way Athearn and MT are putting out leftover cars with weathering has me wondering if they might try putting a soldering iron or somehow heating to deform some leftover cars to market them as derailed cars awaiting dispositon.  In this RTR world, why not some Ready to Not Run cars?

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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2010, 01:08:04 PM »
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I agree.  ...looks like it flipped, and the heavy load hit the roof.  (Looks like it wasn't just compressive force bulging it, but also pressure from the inside.)
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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2010, 04:46:52 PM »
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I came across this picture tonight.

http://www.ns3010.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1887722

Can't say I've ever seen anything like this before!  What could have caused this?

Musta been carrying a car load of politicians without proper venting of the hot air and other noxious emmissions!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2010, 05:25:42 PM »
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I guess it must be a wrecked car.  Sure would be interesting to model!  I've got some extra MDC PS1 shells to experiment on.  I'll have to see how it goes.
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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2010, 10:26:22 PM »
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Looks as if the car was carrying a load of Jiffy Pop popcorn and the car got overheated in the hot summer sun.

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Re: What happened here????
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2010, 12:08:25 AM »
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I would guess dust explosion. The roof buckling is too uniform for a shifting load. The Sides show no deformation, crumpling.