Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It

Paul Hillman


That WOULD be an interesting little "detail" to put on a freight-car. I think I'll try that just for fun.

Once somebody suggested attaching some kind of device to a rail, to make it pull down as the wheels pass over, from the weight, just like we often see on the prototype. I'm gonna try that too, without having to add 20 lbs. of weight to the car.

Paul Hillman

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Brock<mailto:brockm@...>
To: STMFC@...<mailto:STMFC@...>
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:07 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Scale Weights - Doubt It

Paul Hillman writes:

> This is the same thing that the prototype has had to deal with. Now we're
> getting down to the "nitty-gritty" of the TRUE prototyping of our model
> railroad cars,..... theory of parts & materials in action. Total dynamics!

Ah, well. Mebbie so. However, if you really want to simulate total dynamics,
flatten a metal wheel. Kind of interesting. The thing does clank
along...somewhat prototypically.

Mike Brock

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