Any Loads On Flatcars & In Gondolas?


A good deal of strategic planning is like a ritual rain dance.

It has no effect on the weather that follows, but those who engage in it think it does. 

Furthermore, much of the advice related to strategic planning is directed at improving the

dancing, not the weather.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, here are a few more gons and flats...

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Mark's rendition (above) got me off and running.  Completed Saturday afternoon.  K-Line die cast 13" Santa  Fe flat car with the weight removed.  Four wood rails and a load of 2 rail wheel sets. The wheels nearest the centerline of the flat car have a dollop of rubber cement to reduce vibration.  What does the average prototype wheel set weigh? 

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Building is an Ameri-Towne kit with stairway added.  Second car in our work train is K-Line's Foreman Car with lighted interior and smoke unit.  Building next to the box car is a Walthers kit.

John in Lansing, ILL

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Mark's rendition (above) got me off and running.  Completed Saturday afternoon.  K-Line die cast 13" Santa  Fe flat car with the weight removed.  Four wood rails and a load of 2 rail wheel sets. The wheels nearest the centerline of the flat car have a dollop of rubber cement to reduce vibration.  What does the average prototype wheel set weigh?"

When you consider each wheel is anywhere from 33 to 36 inches in diameter of solid steel, then each wheel set would easily be several hundred pounds.

Mark

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