NASG Dispatch Articles: Freight Car Loads

48-foot Rib-side Containers

Issue:
1996 #6 December
Page:
15
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Description:

Using a Des Plaines Hobbies 48-foot flat-sided container, the author simply added ribs to model the newer versions of the containers used in the real world. Includes several model photos.

Building 20' and 40' Containers in S Scale

Issue:
1995 #1 February
Page:
24
Author:
Gino S. Revisto
Description:

A parts list and photos of the models and jig accompany this article about how to build these TOFC container loads.

Corner Module

Issue:
1996 #5 October
Page:
22
Author:
Ted Larson
Description:

The author recommends putting loads on open freight cars so that show audience members can enjoy them when viewing our layouts. Includes several diagrams for constructing loads and how to tie them up.

Loads for "S" Scale Open Top Cars

Issue:
2010 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author shows and describes loads for a flat car and a gondola.

Module Corner

Issue:
1998 #6 December
Page:
18
Author:
Ted Larson
Description:

This is a follow-up article to the October 1996 issue's one, describing how to properly model securing flat car loads. Covered are the 4- and 6-wheeled motor graders, military tanks, and crawler-type tractors with buckets. A sidebar with this article provides an brief index to all the Module Corner articles up to this date.

Module Corner

Issue:
1999 #1 February
Page:
15
Author:
Ted Larson
Description:

The listing of how to tie down flat car loads continues with this column, covering military tanks, and crawler-type shovels with rotating bodies.

Module Corner

Issue:
2007 #1 February
Page:
10
Author:
Ted Larson
Description:

How to properly store farm tractors on flat cars.

More Loads for S Scale Open Top Cars

Issue:
2010 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

A Rex flat car with a box and a GM engine as its load. A converted AF flat car with a large lumber load.

More Loads for S Scale Open Top Cars

Issue:
2011 #1 February
Page:
27
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

Two photos, one of a Rex Engineering Lowside gondola loaded with a Building & Structure Co. wooden container kit. The other is an American Models flat car with a load of seven John Deere tractors.

Short & Easy

Issue:
1987 #4 Fall
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Using the cores of Scotch cellophane tape holder as a flat car load. Includes photo and several diagrams.

Short & Easy

Issue:
1988 #2 June
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

The author describes how he scratchbuilt a gondola pipe load using straws, and material for the cribbing. Includes a model photo and construction diagrams.

Short & Easy

Issue:
1988 #3 August
Page:
9
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

A brief article for how to scratchbuild a 6-foot wide seating bench, commonly found at train stations, parks, or backyards. Includes one model photo and construction diagrams.

Short and Easy

Issue:
1997 #2 April
Page:
14
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Building hopper coal loads using a styrofoam base.

Short and Easy

Issue:
2003 #3 June
Page:
30
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Using paper-decorated wooden blocks as representing box car loads (for when the doors are modeled open). The majority of the article and photos were contributed by Pete Silcox.

Short-and-Easy

Issue:
1990 #3 June
Page:
10
Author:
Kent Singer
Description:

Using Grandt Line castings, the author describes how to make a flat car load transporting large pulley sheaves.

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