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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  2:53:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For this project Iíll be building three (3) Roundhouse 3 in 1 kit Wood Chip Cars.
These are pictures of more modern wood chip hoppers, but shown to see they are still used for wood chip service, long after my era, and these Roundhouse type of cars once used.
Below picture is an actual photo of a Norfolk Southern Woodchip Hopper. You will notice that the 9100 series is a 2-bay hopper plus the upper woodchip extension is different from the older wooden slats.
The NS model is a copy of the Norfolk Southern Wood Chip 2-Bay Hopper Prototype. Model was a Limited Run made exclusive for East Coast Railroads.
Last model wood chip hopper with extended sides, belongs to Mike McNamara on his Northeast Kingdom Model Railroad. This type of car looks more like the Roundhouse Wood Chip Cars I will be building for this project.



For a little history; Wood chips from saw mills were loaded from older era with wheel barrows and loading ramps, conveyors, and now modern type systems, then transported to other companies by wood chip rail cars.
Below picture shows the woodchips, and one type of system used how they are loaded, and sent out for paper making process, or other needs.
The Prototype woodchip loader (Middle) picture is of a loader in Prineville, OR.
The last model, is a picture of the California Central Model Railroad Club - Tuolumne lumber mill wood chip loader. These types, of Chip Car Loader Kits were sold by Diamond Scale Construction, and also by Walthers.



There are many uses for woodchips from a saw mill, but the most use for wood chips is in the process of paper making.
The below picture shows quick steps of the paper making process, using this type of woodchips provided by saw mills.
It all starts in the forest where the trees are harvested and taken to the saw mills. It is there where after cutting wood, and other operations in the saw mill, the wood that is left behind too small for any other use, are chipped up and loaded into railroad wood chip cars, or trucks, and sent out to paper making companies where the chips are processed into fibrous wood pulp for paper making.
Following posts will be of the Roundhouse 3 in 1 Wood Chip Cars #1501 build project. Starting with showing its Kit box, and contents.


Louis
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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  3:03:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This Roundhouse Old Timer Series 3 in 1 kit #1501 makes up three (3) wood chip cars, or scrap cars. I will be making mine all wood chip type cars. Possibly one unloaded, and two loaded types. Or better yet, Iíll make inserts of wood loads that are removable for empties in, and loads out type of service.
In the kit you get three Ore cars, which are built following the original Ore car instructions. And, sprues of wooden sides of a Flat car Gondola kit are also included in this kit, that are used as a top extension on top of the Ore car, to make it into a wood chip car.
I am going to make my top wooden extensions out of strip wood, and not use the plastic gondola sides included. So, if you were to do the same using strip wood for the top extensions, all you would need to build wood chip cars is to get a plain Roundhouse Ore Car kit, and put on your own strip wood tops.
First picture shows the 3 in 1 kit with contents. The sprues on the left of this picture is of the gondola sides that would not be needed, using strip wood in its place.
The last picture shows the complete Ore car kit assembly instructions used, and built as per instructions. Also, the Flat car Gondola kit assembly instructions, showing just the sides being used from this kit for the wood chip cars.
This should be a straight forward Easy peasy lemon squeezy type build.






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Bernd
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  4:24:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Louis,

You are one busy beaver. Can't believe you are starting another project. I'll be checking in on you as you progress.

Bernd



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slimrails
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  5:00:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to this one, too, Louis.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  6:00:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice seeing the forest theme continue.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  8:39:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bernd

Louis,

You are one busy beaver. Can't believe you are starting another project. I'll be checking in on you as you progress.

Bernd



Thanks Bernd, I'm on a roll, so I'm trying to use up these 3 in 1 kits and get them off of the shelf.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  8:39:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by slimrails

Looking forward to this one, too, Louis.



Thanks Russ for always following along.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/19/2019 :  8:42:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Nice seeing the forest theme continue.



Thanks Michael, being mostly a logging railroad, I do tend to build a lot of scratch built logging & mining rolling stock. As well as kits.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  11:33:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Small update; Iíve got the bug that everyone seems to be getting these days, so my modeling is at a snailís pace. Felt a little better this morning so here is some work on the frame, with suggested placement of the brake gear. I donít know the first thing about, or how the brakes work, however, I do know if they don't stop you, something else will.
I put the brake items where the instructions suggest using Super Glue Gel.




Louis
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Edited by - desertdrover on 02/21/2019 1:45:48 PM

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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  11:45:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very interesting topic. Thanks for sharing all the info.

Looking forward to seeing how the cars turn out.


Jerry

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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  1:47:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by TRAINS1941

Very interesting topic. Thanks for sharing all the info.

Looking forward to seeing how the cars turn out.



Thank you Jerry for posing, and following along.



Louis
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potsy
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  2:00:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis I will be watching this project also you always make them interesting.

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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  2:03:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by potsy

Louis I will be watching this project also you always make them interesting.

Mark



Thank you Mark for your comments! And, following along.



Louis
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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  2:15:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lou,

I'll be watching this one as well.

Jim



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Ensign
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  3:05:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Louis, nice to see you starting another project here!
Sorry to read that your not operating at 100% efficiency, hope your feeling better soon!

Greg Shinnie



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desertdrover
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Posted - 02/21/2019 :  3:26:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by BurleyJim

Lou,

I'll be watching this one as well.

Jim



Thank you Jim!



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