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  • acousticco
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    Greetings Folks,

    Here's the most recent picture of the Carter Flatcar:



    I painted the frame (D&RGW Frieght Red) and added the deck (2x8s) and some stirrups (Grandt Line). You can't really tell in the photo but somehow the frame is twisted slightly along it's length. I think it's too late to do anything about it now, hopefully the next one will stay straight...

    It still needs end bolts (Grandt Line makes the correct eliptical washer NBWs that Carter used), some brakes, and I think I'll add NBWs for the draft timber on the deck (even though my model doesn't have draft timbers [:-yawn] )

    Criticism & Comments always welcome!

    -Cody

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Thanks for the interesting shots Cody. Indeed this kind of method makes the building of a whole series of frames a relatively easy, short, work. A jig to keep when the work is done...

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  • Dutchman
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    Cody, many thanks. That does indeed help a lot!

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  • acousticco
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    Here's some shots of the underside of the flatcar frame, first the needle beam:



    And the bolster, if I use a 6x10 here on the next version I'll notch the ends properly, like the needle beams, and have it span the full width of the car. I've been tempted to try adding the bolster truss rods, but not yet!



    And the simple jig I made to hold everything together:



    Hope that helps,

    -Cody

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  • Dutchman
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    Cody,

    Thanks for the dimensions of the timbers!

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  • acousticco
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    Originally posted by Dutchman


    Thanks, Cody. I look forward to seeing it. I also wanted a look at the bolsters from some scratchbuilding ideas.


    I'll probably be able to post some shots tomorrow. I'll take some pictures of the jig I made for these as well, at the moment I have enough parts cut and stained for six of these flat cars, some of which will probably become tankcars, gondolas etc...

    The four centre sills are 6x8s, the two side sills are 6x10s. The bolster is a 4x10 cut to fit between the side sills, I might try a 6x10 on future models to give the wheels a little more clearance and raise the couplers a little, as it is though, it'll go around a 14" radius curve with no problems. The needle beams are 4x6s that are notched on the ends to fit over the side sills. The end beams are 6x8s and the buffer blocks are 6x6s.

    -Cody

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  • slimrails
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    Cody...

    You've done it again, pal! I have to say that the flat car frame is my favorite. You have it right down to the truss rods...too bad you can't get scale truss rod bearings for where the rods pass over the spacing blocks! [:-bigmouth] Those Grandt Line trucks? Luv 'em with the brake beams! Way to go!

    Russ

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  • Tyson Rayles
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    You are doing some wonderful modeling Cody!

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  • Dutchman
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    Thanks, Cody. I look forward to seeing it. I also wanted a look at the bolsters from some scratchbuilding ideas.

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  • acousticco
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    Thanks Everyone,

    I think the Kiso Forest Railway used these kind of disconnects right into the 1970s, when they ceased operation. They also used them as the basis for allot of their passenger cars and other MOW equipment. I really like how tiny they are and the small diametre of their wheels, (only 12"!).

    Bruce, I'll post the underside of the Carter flat once I get something there to photograph. I'm going to add very simple hand brakes only, not unlike the cars that used to run on the North Pacific Coast railroad in California (Boone Morrison writes about the NPC allot in the NG&SLG)...

    Thanks again,

    -Cody

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  • Dutchman
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    Cody,

    Beautiful modeling! Is there any way you could post a photo of the underside of that 28' Carter Flatcar?

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  • Peterpools
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    Cody

    Some very delicate and wonderful work. You sure have the touch.

    Peter [:-kitty]

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  • Frederic_Testard
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    Once more, you show us fine rolling stock. These disconnects are great, and look very different from those we found on American logging lines.

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  • acousticco
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    Thanks Folks,

    Here's a pair of HOn30 Kiso Forest Railway logging disconnects, assembled from a Modellwagen Spezialkrafte kit:



    These are tiny, but heavy brass so they track well.

    I'll get back to work on the Carter flat tomorrow...

    -Cody

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  • George_D
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    Very nice looking cars, Cody. Post some more pictures when you finish with the gon and flat car.

    George

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