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.
The author uses an A.C. Gilbert AF depressed-center flat car to model a car after the Erie railroad that had a large transformer load on it. He describes the changes he made to the car to make it more accurate, and how he built the load.
A parts list and photos of the models and jig accompany this article about how to build these TOFC container loads.
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.
Reusing parts of a medicine bottle as gondola loads.
The author shows and describes loads for a flat car and a gondola.
Using soda straws to make pipe loads. Includes photos and several diagrams of how pipes might have been loaded.
Inspired by a prototype photo, the author describes how he built the 100-ton load for a flat car. Includes model photos and design diagrams.
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.
The listing of how to tie down flat car loads continues with this column, covering military tanks, and crawler-type shovels with rotating bodies.
How to properly store farm tractors on flat cars.
A Rex flat car with a box and a GM engine as its load. A converted AF flat car with a large lumber load.
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.
Using the refractory loads available from the NASG.
Using the cores of Scotch cellophane tape holder as a flat car load. Includes photo and several diagrams.
The author describes how he scratchbuilt a gondola pipe load using straws, and material for the cribbing. Includes a model photo and construction diagrams.
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.
Building hopper coal loads using a styrofoam base.
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.
Using Grandt Line castings, the author describes how to make a flat car load transporting large pulley sheaves.
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