Re: Proper Placement Of A Load

patti and stan schweitzer <psschweitzer@...>

From an engineering viewpoint, the placement of the supports looks good.  This way the load is distributed evenly to all four trucks.  If you moved the supports toward either end of the flat cars the load would be unevenly distributed to the trucks.  From an operations viewpoint there may be other considerations such as swing of the ends of the beam (clearence)
Stan Schweitzer

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Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 8:48 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Proper Placement Of A Load

I don't have a prototype diagram or photo to compare with the model, but does the placement of the load supports over the middle of the flat cars rather than over or nearer the trucks seem correct?
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA

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