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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2019, 06:39:36 PM »
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...or look like Malcolm Furlow worked on it.

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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2019, 01:57:13 AM »
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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2019, 02:27:16 AM »
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Ha that cable is for a logging railroad incline. The proto photo is taken at " Incline, CA " close to the entrance of Yosemite park.
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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2019, 02:31:20 AM »
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"If we subtract a quarter of the volume for voids (which I think is generous) we are still around 184,000 lbs."

It's even worse than that:  3/4 of 735,000 is 551,250, so that car is seriously overloaded!
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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2019, 08:16:43 AM »
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 ;) it's supposed to be a load building challenge, not a challenge the load challenge.  How's about you experts build something we can all find jaw dropping for its creativity, execution and skill?  Yeesh!
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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2019, 07:41:55 PM »
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Hello, I've been lurking around here for years now (wow look at that post count......dismal!). Not really very good at participating in things, but hopefully I can turn that around. Thanks to you Mark W, I have also joined the Photon party, way back in November :facepalm: Anyway I'm a modern modeler, with a very large interest in the Montana Rail Link/BNSF. With my Photon I now have the ability to do some of the modern cars that just weren't very doable realistically until now! Well at least as time permits, I am no where near as fast as you Mark W. So here is my entrys:

Modern flood loaded coal loads, with depth and offset to one end. Not the "full to the brim" that usually is included.
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Concrete tie flats. Yeah I know that NSE did them but not in BNSF, and not with the variety that is prototypical. This is my work in progress.
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Railroad wheelset flatcars. Haven't started yet but is high on my to-do list.
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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2019, 07:57:12 PM »
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Does this one count  :trollface:



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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2019, 09:07:26 PM »
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I built this for my dad.






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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2019, 09:21:32 PM »
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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2019, 09:46:09 PM »
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I posted this in the weekend update a couple of weeks ago, but here it is again.  One of the WOT Allis-Chalmers HD-21 crawlers on a MT flat (the flat has RS Laser Kit wood deck).

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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2019, 10:05:40 PM »
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Here are my Farmalls. I really need to chock these at some point...  :facepalm:


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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2019, 10:31:13 PM »
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My entry is trivial, but in the spirit of camaraderie I decided it was time to make some coal loads for my HOn3 gondolas.

I started with a pair of Blackstone high side gondolas and some 1/2" Styrofoam:



I wanted to make them easily removable so I put a high powered magnet inside the load, inserted from the bottom:



I made sure they both had the same polarity orientation.



Then I decided my drop-bottom gons also needed some coal:



Then paint, glue, and Arizona Rock & Mineral real coal.  FWIW, once the coal load is attached, the magnets are much less effective.  I think going forward I'll mount the magnets from the top and bury them in Gorilla glue.  They look OK enough:

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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2019, 07:32:05 AM »
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;) it's supposed to be a load building challenge, not a challenge the load challenge.  How's about you experts build something we can all find jaw dropping for its creativity, execution and skill?  Yeesh!

Because I'm not as creative or talented as you are! Also, I've been traveling with work for the last two weeks, and now this week too. The next time my part time work gets slow, I'm going to ask for a challenge!
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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2019, 08:45:13 AM »
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Ok, the first Weekend Challenge is now closed.  Feel free to keep the discussion going!

I'll create the poll this afternoon after work.
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Re: Weekend Challenge #1 - Freight Loads!
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2019, 02:58:45 PM »
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Does this one count  :trollface:



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