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Re: SCARM structure file: AtlasO Deck Girder Bridge -- Edited 1/23/16

ChessieFan72 ·
OP edited with tutorial.
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Re: SCARM structure file: AtlasO Deck Girder Bridge -- Edited 1/23/16

Moonman ·
very nice- thanks #6923
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

TShearer ·
Ted, I have to try this. Lacking a hand iron and in shopping for one the prices are from $20 to over $100. I could use your input.
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Bob Delbridge ·
I believe Ted passed away New Years Eve. His wife posted about his passing. Hopefully someone who tried this can help out.
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TShearer ·
Thank you, Bob. Very sad news as I just recently joined on the forum and enjoyed the 027Ted posts. I am now determined to create the '27Ted' wooden flat cars and refer to them as the Ted cars.
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TShearer ·
In Memorian of 027Ted, Here goes my 1st try . .
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

Ross ·
TShearer, I used an old clothes iron that was no longer in use.
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mike g. ·
Nice work on the decking! Where did you get the Hummers?
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TShearer ·
That is Great !, Love the detail on the chocks and doubling up of the Military Hardware
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cabinet Bob ·
Rattler21 :If you need some oak wood tape, I can send you some. I use it everyday here at work. I buy it in 250 ft. rolls. Its preglued just like the ones above are using.. Bob
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

TShearer ·
I bought 25' at Home Depot for $6. different colors to chose from. I was in Tennessee at the time and closest Menards is Marion , IL
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Ross ·
TShearer, the humvees are by Maisto, and I've purchased them from a variety of sources. Walmart used to have them, most recently I was able to find them on line. I still have a pair in original packaging, I'll try to post a photo tonight of the package.
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atlayank ·
Hi, What do you use to hold your items on the flat cars? I seen some chains in one of the pics. Is there a cheap source for the chains? Thanks, Ron.
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Ross ·
Ron, On this car I used the big pipe cleaners often sold for crafts. Burn off the fuzz, and the wire structure looks a lot like chain. I would twist one around the vehicle axle just inboard of each wheel, then run down thru a hole in the deck and twist together underneath. You can get the pipe cleaners at Craft stores or Walmart.
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atlayank ·
Thank you Ross for the information about the pipe cleaners.
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Ross ·
Ron, here is a photo of the Humvee package, and one of the pipe cleaner before and after the fuzz is burned off. One piece of advice, burn it off outdoors, if you want to keep your spouse/family happy.
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atlayank ·
Ross, Thanks for the pics. I picked up 25 pipe cleaners for 69 cents today so I will be stinking up the backyard to tomorrow.
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atlayank ·
Here is my first attempt with the pipe cleaners Ross. After burning off the fuzzy stuff I spray painted with a rust colored spray paint. Thank you for the tips.
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Ross ·
Looks great, glad it worked for you!
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027Ted ·
I wanted to add that the finished decking is only about a fat 64th of an inch thick so it fits in nicely. Ted
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breezinup ·
Very helpful, Ted. That's a great, nicely detailed "instruction manual" you did. Thanks very much. I'm looking forward to trying this.
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027Ted ·
Thank you and give 'er a spin. It is a fun and easy upgrade that only cost about 6 bucks. LOL there will be enough edge banding left over for about 18 more cars... Hmmm... going to have a chat with money bags. Ted
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MNCW ·
Ted, Nice job. The deck looks 100% better. Tom
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027Ted ·
Thank you, Tom.
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gunrunnerjohn ·
Looks really nice Ted, really dresses up the plain Jane car.
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027Ted ·
Thanks John.
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
Ted, No doubt about it, very nicely done, looks great. PCRR/Dave
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bigdodgetrain ·
nice, thanks.
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AG ·
Look pretty darn good! Andre.
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027Ted ·
Thanks for the kind words, gentlemen! Ted
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CK ·
That looks great, and very do-able!
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027Ted ·
Thanks, CK.
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SDIV Tim ·
Nice Job Ted, I have thought about doing it.to mine.
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027Ted ·
Thanks, Tim. Do it up! Heck we could have an entire topic on trickin' Menards cars lol. Ted
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Firewood ·
Nice job! Reminds me of the old "evening projects" we used to see in the model railroad press. All that needs is a 44-tonner or a 0-6-0 steam docksider to shuffle it around. Sooooooo......when's Menards coming out with their first locomotive? Mark? ........Mark?
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Re: "How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

027Ted ·
Originally Posted by Firewood: Nice job! Reminds me of the old "evening projects" we used to see in the model railroad press. All that needs is a 44-tonner or a 0-6-0 steam docksider to shuffle it around. Sooooooo......when's Menards coming out with their first locomotive? Mark? ........Mark? Thanks Firewood. Menards? WE WANT A LOCO! CMON Mark, you know you wanna... 0-6-0 Docksider unmarked, we will take it from there! Geez, now I gotta go get a docksider to drag around this car. Ted
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SCARM structure file: AtlasO Deck Girder Bridge -- Edited 1/23/16

ChessieFan72 ·
Hey Gang, I drew up an AtlasO Deck Girder Bridge for my layout while I had some free time today and am posting the file to share.   Here are some notes and a tutorial to assist you with using the bridge in your layout design. I may make some small modifications to the bridge and will post them if I do. I have included two bridges in the SCARM file which can be found in the Attachments section below. To save the SCARM file, right click and select Save file as... Add the...
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Sleeper dome question

pittsburghrailfan ·
Hello, I know that several railroads had or have domed sleeper cars. That meaning, cars with an upper level dome deck and sleeping accommodations down below. Did any railroad put sleeping accommodations actually on the dome deck? A sort of "Sleep under the stars" roomette or bedroom.
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"How To" Improve a Menards Flatcar

027Ted ·
A couple of guys asked for the details of how I added a red oak wood deck and load to a Menards flatcar, so here goes...   Here are the donor and recipient flatcars -     Disassemble the donor. In this case it is the Menards black Penn...
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aterry11 ·
For what I know the dome area was always seating..
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Number 90 ·
No sleeping under the stars unless you fell asleep in one of the dome seats after dark. All sleeping accommodations were at floor level.
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Two23 ·
The domed area seems to be premium space. I think VIA in Canada has a nearly refurbished car that has private rooms in a domed car, but the dome is separate and is a community space. Kent in SD
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jaygee ·
The homemade Espee domes has long sofas, where you could stretch out after dark, and kinda get the effect of a true sleeper dome. In the summer of '69, I did just that going from Oakland to Ogden, on the City of Everywhere. Great sleep, and nobody kicked me out !
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