Latest Project

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by absnut, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. absnut

    absnut Member

    Latest project in the works:


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  2. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    It look complicated. What is it?
  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    This car (semi-car?) looks impressive, Dick. Beautiful workmanship.

    But - what is it?

    Let me guess: Something to carry heavy loads... Could it be 50% of a Schnabel car?

  4. absnut

    absnut Member

    :D Guess it isn't good/complete enough to be recognizablee yet!!!

    It's the "A" end of a 20 axle Schnabel car. If this part turns out satisfactory, I'll do the "B" end. Lots more detailing to be done. Loads were, typically, suspended between the two ends and transported over the rails. See my posting under "general" for a link to a Schnabel site. They're very interesting and unusual looking cars.

    And, Ron.... you had it absolutely correct! ;)
  5. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    nice dick and I guess your going to pull that thing with your new LL 2-8-8-2:( :( :D ;) ;) :p :p rich
  6. absnut

    absnut Member

    :D You got that right, Rich!:D

  7. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Very kewl; hope to see the completed unit and a load at some point !!!!

    I have a couple of heavy duty PRR F38 (12 axle) flat cars I'm working on from Eastern Car Works. Still designing a load, too.
  8. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Hi Dick, Looks absolutely great so far.

  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member


    Fantastic work Dick! Can hardly wait to see the "other half"!

    :D Val
  10. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Educate me please Dick, is a Scnabel car the multi-axled wagon for VERY heavy loads or is that "load" part of the wagon???

    For a minute I suspected it was something to do with "gauging" or balasting .... (I have simple thought trains :) )

  11. absnut

    absnut Member


    the Schnabel is used to transport very heavy and large loads. Typically, a large transformer, etc. would be suspended between the two ends. When I have this "A" end finished, I will make an identical "B" end for it.

  12. absnut

    absnut Member

    Thursday Progress:

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  13. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi, I love the "Schnabel" looks really great, now I need to see the other half :D


  14. absnut

    absnut Member

    One more major section to go plus details. Another pair of six wheel trucks are coming to replace the two outboard trucks which are the wrong type.


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  15. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    You're really getting along at an astonishing pace, Dick! And your model sure looks good! :)

    I'm looking for the nexts pics. And most of all I wonder what the load of the Schnabel-car will be. :confused:
    A GAUGE-box perhaps? :D :D :D

  16. absnut

    absnut Member


    Have you been looking over my shoulder while I work?:D

  17. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Just a hunch...
    (I stumbled over that thread yesterday per chance :) )
    Now I'm REALLY curious :D :confused: :D

  18. absnut

    absnut Member

    A few more details and it'll be finished. I have new Buckeye trucks coming to replace the two outboard trucks.


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  19. absnut

    absnut Member

    Another view:

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  20. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Dick. That is rated a big WOW!! Now to see it behind the big one.

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