New Walthers Car Shop And Engineering Buildings

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by csiguy, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. csiguy

    csiguy Member

    has anyone seen or built the new walthers engineering building and car shop yet? i saw them on their web site and they looked pretty nice.
  2. Dave1905

    Dave1905 Member

    The car shop doesn't look like any car shops I've been in. Its either too narrow or too tall. Normally you don't use overhead cranes for cars, you use floor jacks. You use overhead cranes on locomotives because the stuff you remove for maintenance is mostly on the top (hood, power assemblies, generators, air compressors, fans, etc.) On a car most of the stuff you remove is on the bottom (brake equipment, draft gear, cushioning devices, air conditioning, generators, etc) so using a crane isn't necessarily the best thing.

    The engineering building could be used for any number of offices, shops, mills, factories, etc.

    Dave H.

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