Lee Drennen’s Atlas O Scale Gondola car

Lee Drennen

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Calling this Gondola car done I’m on the fence about a load 4D900933-BBDB-4EC5-A92C-83B9E7CE8AAD.jpegFA3A917B-3B04-4ADA-AECC-27672D949E06.jpeg
 

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Looks good Lee. Needs a load though.....you could easily make it removable. Build the load up on a substructure support the size of the wagon interior, then use an elongated U shape to support it. As long as the U doesn’t reach the ends of the wagon you can push down on the end to make the other end pop up and so enable the load to be removable. I have seen this done on British outline railway models and it works effectively.
 

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Nice looking Gon Lee, I Have seen steel coils in this type of car. It always impressed me that with 3 coils in a car it must have come close to 20 tons per coil. I learned years ago that 1 cubic foot of steel weighs 500 lbs. Approx. So one can imagine.
 

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Rick Thanks still thinking about the Helicopter idea
 

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The helo idea gives a good opportunity for a lot of scale wood cribbing to secure the load. PaulE
 

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Paul I have everything ready for it I added some tie downs on the Gondola just in the fence the Helicopter is done
 
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