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Date: 03/31/21 12:26
My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: flippin77

I had a couple PM's from the SD60M tri-clops post yesterday of my BN's pulling out of Emporia, KS with 10 flats of yellow iron. The IMR flats have been the best around for a long time in my opinion for these loads, but I am looking forward to what Scaletrains has coming this year. Being a 3rd generation Cat employee here in the heart of CAT country, I love putting these loads together. Intermountain chains they include with their flats is what i used for tiedowns and my buddy Don Jaeger made the CAT parts boxes. The only thing I really haven't done to them yet is chock the wheels and the track on the D9s. The tiedowns work well, you definately need a very sharp knife, steady hand and a 6 pack of beer (for patience) to get them to look right. The tiedowns on the D9 were cut in 3 different places to get them to laydown across the track. 








Date: 03/31/21 12:28
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: flippin77

A few more...








Date: 03/31/21 12:30
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: flippin77

Last bunch...








Date: 03/31/21 13:08
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: santafedan

Looks great.



Date: 03/31/21 13:25
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: ghemr

 Excellent workmanship----thanks for filling my request!



Date: 03/31/21 14:16
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: PHall

Want to get some weird looks? Go down to your local CAT dealer and buy a can or two of CAT Yellow touch-up paint to paint your models with.
Counter guys thought that it was cool but still weird.



Date: 03/31/21 14:23
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: Pattenburg

What scale would that be 1/87?



Date: 03/31/21 14:57
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: flippin77

Thank goodness I know where to get a can:) So when you pull the pins on the blade, arms and ripper you will have to shoot these again with paint. I had to take a grinding wheel to remove the blade arms. 




Date: 03/31/21 14:59
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: flippin77

This is HO, 1/87



Date: 03/31/21 17:16
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: Bob3985

Very Nice.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 03/31/21 17:34
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: bnsfsd70

Nice work on these!  

- Jeff Carlson



Date: 03/31/21 21:18
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: grandroad

I'm pushing the like button.

Paul Brennecke
Golden, CO



Date: 04/01/21 08:41
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: atsf121

Wow, spectacular results!

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Date: 04/01/21 12:40
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: SPDRGWfan

Looking good!

I had one of the IMRC 60' TT flats but it had quite a bow in it which I couldn't permanantly remove.  I don't have it any longer.  I do have a couple of the ScaleTrains flatcars that are similar and looking forward to getting them.  Don't know if they will come with those chains; that was a nice plus on the Intermountain flatcars.  BTW, Alkem Scale Models makes heavy duty tie down chains as well.  I ordered a set for a load I plan to make.

Cheers,
Jim

 



Date: 04/01/21 19:19
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: upkpfan

If you want it to look right on tie down on the D9T, you need to do it like you have the rubber tired loader tied down. You don't tie a dozer down like the way  you have it.  upkpfan



Date: 04/01/21 21:59
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: 2720

I worked for the local CAT dealer in San Diego, CA. back in the 1980s
and unloaded a lot of CAT equipment off of many flatcars! Including the 
first 4 D11Ns sold in the country!

Great modeling, brings back memories of unloading all that yellow iron!

Thanks for sharing!

Mike
 



Date: 04/05/21 05:36
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: flippin77

upkpfan, I appreciate the feedback. Look at the picture, please share what is different. Thanks.

Andy

upkpfan Wrote:
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> If you want it to look right on tie down on the
> D9T, you need to do it like you have the rubber
> tired loader tied down. You don't tie a dozer down
> like the way  you have it.  upkpfan




Date: 04/06/21 10:54
Re: My CAT loads on Intermountain flats
Author: TomG

My thoughts as well. This is exactly how we tie our cats down as well.

flippin77 Wrote:
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> upkpfan, I appreciate the feedback. Look at the
> picture, please share what is different. Thanks.
>
> Andy
>
> upkpfan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If you want it to look right on tie down on the
> > D9T, you need to do it like you have the rubber
> > tired loader tied down. You don't tie a dozer
> down
> > like the way  you have it.  upkpfan



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