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Date: 09/10/20 17:47
Athearn 27630 85' All-Purpose Flat Car Question.
Would these cars be the cars I would use for pipe loads? I have loads for 3 cars and I'm ready to start my next project. I'm not sure what would be the right car to use.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/20 18:15 by hartrick24.
Date: 09/10/20 18:01
Re: Athearn 27630 85' All-Purpose Flat Car Question.
Well, more than likely on the prototype they removed the wheel guides and then added risers (bracketed wood supports) in addition to winches with vinyl straps to hold the load in place. Here's something similar I did a few years ago.....
Most pipe-carrying TTX cars use PTTX reporting marks and there's numerous photos within various sites to help you along....
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/20 11:33 by ghemr.