Douglas Harding

The group files has a pdf on an AAR diagram on tractor loading in 1949, shows proper blocking, etc. Orientation on the flat car depended upon the size of the tractor. The Farmall M (the lifelike model) was larger than the H, so was loaded differently. Shippers of course wanted to get as many as possible on each car.



Doug  Harding




From: [] On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR loads




Tractors could be loaded longitudinally (length-wise), diagonally, or lattitudinally (cross-wise), depending on the size and type of the tractor.



Bruce Smith

Auburn Al

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR loads



     Just a question on load orientation of the tractors, I recall perhaps 30-years ago seeing a modeled flatcar load of tractors with them set on the deck at an angle and side by each. Just wondering if this was at all a common loading practice at one time? I'm doing a load of 6 Farmalls in S scale and the tractors seem to be a better fit if loaded this way. Have a second car of John Deeres as well. All of these tractors were nicely detailed except had plastic "blobs" for steering wheels, which I replaced with etched wheels from Tractor Fab.

     Bud Rindfleisch

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