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11061Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Loaded Skips

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  • Brian
    Aug 13, 2012
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      I don't know why you would want to go to such trouble, when the only
      realistic way to load any wagon, is to load it with the real thing. If your
      skips are unable to be operated to unload them, then the next best thing to
      do is to lay some cling wrap into the skip body, add a decent amount of lead
      shot of liquid weight into it and then add the gravel directly over that,
      with a small magnet hidden under the surface of the gravel, bond the whole
      lot together, and once dry you can either use another magnet or a piece of
      steel to lift the load out, there really is no substitute for the real
      thing. The one thing that a lot of people don't seem to understand is that
      the reason rail wagons and locomotives remain on the tracks is there weight,
      all too often most modellers don't add enough weight to rollingstock, which
      means there rollingstock will always derail easily because there isn't
      enough weight to make it stay on track, likewise locomotives not having
      enough weight cannot pull because they simply don't have the traction or
      grip on the rails to be able to pull.
      You can buy all types of magnets from this website, I have dealt with them
      before and they are very prompt with there service.
      Qld. Aust.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Claus" <clausoggitte@...>
      To: <FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 5:42 PM
      Subject: [FS32NGModelrail] Loaded Skips

      > All:
      > Sitting in your 'modelling cave' all summer isn't too good for your tan
      > (or popular with the familiy). I have a habit of moving small modelling
      > tasks out in the garden. I choose projects that don't require a lot of
      > tools or are too sensitive to the weather (a sudden gust of wind could
      > mean disaster to some projects).
      > This weekend I loaded six skips with gravel. For far too long Nystrup
      > Gravel has been moving empty skips back and forth. No wonder the financial
      > results of the enterprise has been somewhat disapointing...
      > In the proces I even discovered a skip I had forgotten all about. It's a
      > Hudson 'Rugga' from Lantz & Bantock (heavy like a brick). It just needed a
      > light weathering and a load - work that is now being done.
      > See the skip loading proces on
      > http://nystrupgravel.blogspot.dk/2012/08/skips-full-of-gravel.html
      > Any summer projects from the rest of you guys on the northern hemisphere?
      > Best regards
      > Claus
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