N-Scale Heavy Loads

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by jmarksbery, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    :wave: I was so impressed with Bernhard's modeling of heavy loads on HO-Scale that I thought I would try it for us n-scalers to see if we can do what the big boys do. You know what? We can! I had a few over large gears and such for n-scale and use those for the flat car load, sawing one in half and using others to make some type of large apparatus to be use in industry. Did I follow Bernhard's modeling? Well yes I did. It is hard to beat profection and in N-Scale it is a bigger challange. Here's a picture of what I came up with, he used older flats and put extra trucks under the load but is unneccesary for the more modern ones.

    The next one is an old tried and true method of using tissue and 50/50 glue mixture to make a load under canvas tarp. The good thing is after the glue has set up you can take the load out to use again another day. Once it had dried I trimed to fit the flat and then gave it a double coat of tan wash, when dried I glued it to the flat and placed wood around the edges to hold in place and then gave a wash of A/I and there's the other big equipment load.


    See, we can do what the big boys do. :thumb: Jim
  2. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Great job. :thumb: :thumb: I really like those covered loads. You can put all kinds of interesting bumps and corners to suggest mysterious cargo. :D
  3. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Nice work, I like the covered load, I'll have to give that a try on my layout. Thanks for the idea!
  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    Excellent work Jim.
    Just goes to show, anything those guys with the oversized layouts can do, we can do as well :thumb: (only smaller) :D
  5. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    You're right, that load isn't big enough to need extra axles. But there are still heavy-duty flatcars around - just for much bigger loads. If you want even bigger, there are always Schnabel cars. :D Anywhere from 12 to 36 :eek: axles, absolutely colossal capacity. Unfortunately, models of these are hard to come by, and anyone interested in them has to scratchbuild.

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