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Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« on: August 26, 2006, 12:47:15 PM »
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Hello all!!  This is an HO sawdust gon I just scratchbuilt this week with the vertical end ribs. I have built a few before with the horizontal ribs but this is the first one this way. I am also working on some other versions with different side panels.






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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 01:53:54 PM »
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Nice car!
Look like allot of precise cutting.
Do you use the NWSL Chopper?
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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 04:15:21 PM »
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Nice car!
Look like allot of precise cutting.
Do you use the NWSL Chopper?

Thank you coalporter!! Yeah I use the ole' Chopper, it sure does speed all them cuts up

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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2006, 08:11:27 PM »
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Really first class job, but is that not an end dump woodchip car? Those are quite common on the West Coast. Here in the South most mills use rotary dumpers or chip hoppers.

When Hammermill Paper had mills at Lock Haven and Erie, PA, it used to ship wet pulp in such cars between mills. The cars were pulled up to an end ramp, the end door was raised, and the wet pulp unloaded with a front end loader.

Going to add the train air line? That's the only detail I don't see.

quadk

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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2006, 09:10:37 PM »
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Thanks 3rdrail, and it is also an end dump car. They use them quite often around here to for that decorative wood chips and they do the same thing when unloading them raise up the door and use an end loader or a skid steer to unload them. They also use them in the rotary dumpers as well.

I didn't add the air line until the end or I will just end up braking it off :-[

Well here is the finished model. It's painted BN green and the person that is getting it is doing all the rest of the work to it.








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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006, 02:26:21 AM »
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SWEET car, man.
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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2006, 03:05:44 AM »
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Hello all!!  This is an HO sawdust gon I just scratchbuilt this week with the vertical end ribs. I have built a few before with the horizontal ribs but this is the first one this way. I am also working on some other versions with different side panels.








man, that car is friggin' sweet!! i hope you get more requests for them! awesome job!!

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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2006, 04:39:36 AM »
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Ken-VERY NICE!

I may have to keep in mind that NWSL cutter for when it comes time to attempt to replicate that DSSX ex SCL hopper!

But for now, RAILBOXES are priority!

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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2006, 11:33:28 AM »
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Thanks ya all for your very kind comments!!! ;) It's very much appreciated!!!

Mitch, that was a pretty nice shot for her first rail outing, great job!!

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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2006, 07:20:06 AM »
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Awesome job!!!!!!!!!!
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I love the smell of pulpwood in the morning!!

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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2006, 08:03:50 AM »
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Very nice car!

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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2006, 01:47:33 PM »
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Thanks guys for the great compliments!!

quadk

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Re: Sawdust gon w/ vertical end ribs
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2006, 10:26:42 PM »
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Well I built three more of these sawdust gons to sell, kinda help support the hobby and get other things that I want. ;)



I also built me a BN gon and decaled it to match the prototype 585229

Sorry about this blurry picture, didn't feel like going back out and taking another.

And one with the gon being pulled by one of my PVR engines