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1245Re: [FS32NGModelrail] Re: Suitable parts

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  • ufffam@aol.com
    Nov 1, 2000
      In a message dated Wed, 1 Nov 2000 3:07:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,
      gandydancerjames@... writes:

      Can't really figure out, though, what the freight car sizes are.
      Your email suggested 4 1/2' wide x 8' long. Not accustomed to such
      small sizes, so am sorta bewildered. Love what you did to the
      Bachmann locos, and the green car in the Wazoo pics looks great!! Is
      that one that is 4 1/2 x 8'? Remember, just lurking... JIM

      Jim--beg borrow or steel a copy or two of the NG and Industrial Railway
      Modeling Review magazine published by Roy Link in England. Caboose Hobbies,
      Mitchell's and some others carry it. As the name implies part of the
      magazine's focus is on the industrial railroads that moved "stuff" minerals,
      agricultural products and the like. Often the railroads used portable
      panelized track in construction projects, fields or quarries. The Gazette
      also shows such equipment and models on occassion.

      Typically the cars are very small, 4 wheel units-- simple tipper tubs like
      LGB makes in 1/22.5 (or so), Links in 1/43 and Lantz in 1/32 or more
      complicated wooden tippers like Western Wheeled Scraper in 1/20 like Bachmann.

      As the users are inventive, a tub frame becomes the basis of a small flat car
      for carrying tools, welding equipment or oil and water tanks.

      The thing to keep in mind is that this is industrial equipment not main line
      NG stuff.

      Bill Uffelman
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