Modeling Heavyweight Passenger Equipment

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Modeling Heavyweight Passenger Equipment

Postby Bigt » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:38 am

Am looking for some guidance. Besides the monthly model railroad magazines,
can anyone direct me to any other publications or books that would give tips, techniques, etc.
on correctly modeling heavyweight passenger cars? Specifically, the outside appearance of
these cars, not the interior appearances. Possibly weathering tips for same? Is there any
one "go to" source for this information? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Modeling Heavyweight Passenger Equipment

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:42 pm

Passenger cars tend to be "cleaner" then Freight cars,however the methods used to weather freight cars,
are the same for passenger cars,with exception of underframes and trucks,is much lighter.
Unless you are modeling cars downgraded to MOW use,sky's the limit there.
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Re: Modeling Heavyweight Passenger Equipment

Postby Bigt » Mon May 02, 2016 12:32 pm

More specifically, how were the heavy chains connected to the trucks on passenger cars?
Were they welded to the truck frame, and then, to the car frame? Were there some type
of connector used? Photos of such arrangements are rare and I have not been able to locate
any. I have been told the roads used this arrangement for safety reasons in case of derailment,
is that true?
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Re: Modeling Heavyweight Passenger Equipment

Postby Marty Feldner » Mon May 02, 2016 9:10 pm

coach 21 Ed May 8 1 37.JPG
Does this help? Bolted to the truck frame, hooked to a loop on the underframe. And yes, to keep the truck from separating in a derailment (on freight cars, gravity and the center pin were the only things holding the truck in place).
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Re: Modeling Heavyweight Passenger Equipment

Postby Bigt » Tue May 03, 2016 9:50 am

Thanks, for the photo and info. That really helps.
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