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How do you secure your loads?
« on: April 03, 2012, 10:57:02 AM »
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I picked up a few Red Caboose fish belly flats a few weeks ago at a show for my Nickel Plate train. They are far too lite to run empty so loads are a must. I got a cupple hays brothers tarped loads to go on them. I was thinking of using a small screw from the bottom of the car into the resin load. anyone have any better ideas than that?  I would hate to ruin a nice car if it dosn't go well. I am in N-Trak so the cars must be able to live in a box and make it to shows.  :?

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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 11:04:59 AM »
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Oh man, those RC flats are REALLY light!

I've used just a small dab of Walthers Goo.

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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 11:14:12 AM »
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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 12:23:12 PM »
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Krazy Glue for me as I dedicate them " Forever Loaded ", with that load .

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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 12:34:15 PM »
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I have 6 of these cars you mentioned, Ed always diverges them to the rip track... They need loads yes, but also don't forget to place them near or at the back of your train to minimize opportunity for failure.
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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 12:42:40 PM »
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A less permanent solution then glue could be the tacky material sold to hold posters to the wall. I have not used it much but I have a pack on the desk to mount some containers together for the double stack train.

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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 12:50:50 PM »
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How about a strip of double sided tape?
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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 01:06:47 PM »
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 :|           For some loads I have used just a small ball of modeling clay,when squished down on the car keeps the load in place,but load can easly be removed. On some military vehicles (Tanks) on Atlas flat cars a small short brass rod attached to the bottom of the tank,fits into the hole in the deck that Atlas Trailers fit into. I have used Tackey Gue for alot of projects,but not to secure loads. It would probably work good.  Nate Goodman (Nato). Salt Lake, Utah.

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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 01:52:02 PM »
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How about a strip of double sided tape?

That's what I use.  Normally Scotch brand, but any other brand would work just as well. 

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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 03:04:39 PM »
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If you body mount the couplers, they track much better and are far less susceptible to load forces at the front of a freight consist.
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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 06:30:21 PM »
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And for the loads I use CA for the permanent ones, and for semi removable I use Hob E Tac from Woodland Scenics.
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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2012, 10:12:56 PM »
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Small amount of latex caulk. has some give, and cleans up fairly easily
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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 06:09:18 AM »
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CA for the perminate ones, Maginets for the removable ones.
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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2012, 03:26:01 PM »
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A less permanent solution then glue could be the tacky material sold to hold posters to the wall. I have not used it much but I have a pack on the desk to mount some containers together for the double stack train.

We recommend the 3M poster 'putty'. Deluxe Innovations used to market it as "container putty".  I've seen it at Home Dump, Lowes and some Wal-Marts. I'll try to find the UPC on my next trip to the big boxes.

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Re: How do you secure your loads?
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2012, 03:51:52 PM »
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It depends on the load for me, I usually use craft glue or tacky glue. On cars with walls (like centerbeams, bulkhead flats, gons, hoppers, etc.) I try to get a friction fit. If they have wood blocking I will occasionally use thin strips of double-sided duct tape.

I've never used CA for securing loads to cars, but have for the blocking to the load.
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