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engineerkyle
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Posted - 03/20/2017 :  10:03:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit engineerkyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Hi Guys,

You know those aluminum bodied hoppers? Might they ever carry crushed limestone, or an aggregate other than coal?




By the way, when I googled this question via voice recognition, I got a playlist that included;

Anything Goes
Begin the Beguine
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
I Get A Kick Out of You
I've Got You Under My Skin
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Let's Do It
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Kyle

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 03/20/2017 :  11:12:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Evidently, Kyle, Google has mixed up Frank Sinatra, with coal hoppers. BTW, FS had a huge O gauge layout and an actual caboose on his estate in California and would. have lunch in it with his friends'.. It had a full bar and was set up like a little restaurant'...


Ted in South Western, Connecticut

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 03/21/2017 :  09:38:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am not sure the aluminum bodied cars are used for limestone but one never knows what the RR might do to generate a $$ or two. Or as your play list concludes: Anything Goes or Let's Do It


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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 03/21/2017 :  10:07:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cole Porter had lots of good songs.

My favorite was his song about finger nail fungus infections.

I got you under my skin.



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jbvb
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Posted - 03/21/2017 :  10:44:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I see two points to keep in mind: First, your 'customer' needs an operational rotary car dumper. Second, filling them to the top with stone would make them crumple like a beer can. The load you've made looks a bit heavy to me, but the Internet will probably supply data about the density of various kinds of crushed stone.


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