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Two includes these car drawings:
- 2 Steel Gondolas
These are my versions of all steel gondola cars generally made during the
1920's. I made mine using the steel shapes you should be able to purchase
big blue gondola
- Chlorine Car.
This WWI style flat car carried large chlorine tanks
fastened to the deck at right angles to the direction of travel.
- Hook Car.
This is a scale model of the Fairmont W4 Hand Crank Derrick car circa 1920s. It
is a fully functional model of the early MoW crane pulled by a speeder and was
rated at 2,000 pounds. Lots of details
- 4 Hopper Cars
Hopper car with do doors on the bottom, but high sides to carry any type of
load. Ore car scaled appropriately from a NG ore car. Sand and
gravel car, Can be used to carry a child or two, 19th Century design. MOW side
tip car based upon an engraving in a book first published in 1879 using modern
steel shapes. Yes this car works, 'cause mine does!
- Logging Caboose
On the logging railroads everything needed to be carrying equipment and supplies
back to camp. In this situation they needed a caboose also; taking an old small
flat car they added a shed, of sorts, and now we have a logging caboose that can
carry cargo as well.
- Logging Car
Skeleton cars are easy to build, can carry shortened fence posts for "logs" or
stack pvc pipe on em to represent "big pipe" loads. This plan calls for arch
bar trucks but you can substitute other trucks and still be prototypical.
These cars were used up into the 1940s.
- Mill Car
Complete with an oak deck and stake pockets, circa 1900s.
- MOW Side Tip Car
I made this drawing based upon an engraving in a book first published in 1879
using modern steel shapes. This car will carry a little over 100 pounds of
gravel and will dump it next to but not on your tacks. Yes this car works,
'cause mine does!
side tip car
- MOW Friend
Pulled by modern MoW track laying equipment, this makes a neat looking utility
car on 1/8th scale track; used to carry all kinds of track maintenance tools.
- Ore Car
Scaled appropriately from a NG ore car; however, I have seen cars not unlike
this one on 1870 and 1880s wide gage short line railroads in northern Illinois.
- Polling Car
Taken from an early PRR prototypical plans tracing, this car was pulled by both
steam and electric loco in the switch yard to make up a string of cars.
- Rail n Tie Car
This car with its two decks will carry rail on the lower deck and with the work
shed on top there is room for several steel banded loads of 1/8th size
- Steel Box Car
A scale copy of early steel outside frame boxcar, pre-WWI, first ones (as does
this one) used arch bar trucks.
|Volume Two includes
- Gallows Turntable
A 19th Century NG turntable and designed this 10 long
1/8th scale model, fully functional for my home track.
- Fire Hose Shed
Probably a leftover from the live steam days, this will make a good addition to
your rail yard.
- Fuel Dock
This model uses a fiber glass tank from a water softener to store diesel fuel
for the Diesel Locos.
- LeHigh Truck
This is a weldment using ¼" plat steel, cheap to fabricate if you can weld and
looks ok, simple single bolt action.
- Load Binder Half
These are needed to secure your loads on flat cars or logging cars. Make them by
- Swing Bridge
Made from salvaged 8" I-beams from an old highway truss bridge.
- Switchman's House
A trackside structure at 3"-1 scale.
Volume Two also contains these important drawings:
- Simple Truck Model
Works well, has no springs but does equalize well on uneven track.
- Chain Tightener
Used to fasten logs; make a pair of them.
- Couple Pocket Detail
A way of attaching your coupler to a loco. I use this on the front of my diesel
- Couple Pocket Plate
Coupler Pocket: plate uses angle iron and can be bolted onto C-Channel
- Hayes Bumper
Made from ¼" steel and scrap C-Channel, will take about an hour to make and
install on the end of a track section.
|Drawings by Laurence Johnson
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