Re: Adding weight to a stock car
Garth G. Groff <ggg9y@...>
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Pigs and sheep, which were loaded more or less at random, require only enough animals (or blobs) to give the illusion of a complete load. I think if the cattle are supposed to have their bovine butts chock-a-block against the slats for the whole length of the real car, you would need to have to completely fill the model to get the right look. There must be loading diagrams someplace that show how cattle are to be loaded. They did them for everything else from mill stones to steam tractors. Has anyone ever actually modeled a full cattle load correctly, and if so, what was the effect?
As for loaded and unloaded cars, I wonder if you could load the car with some animals on one side, but put in some sort of baffle or curtain on the other (safely back from the slats). Then the cars would appear loaded from one side, and empty from the other. At the start of of an operating session, they could be turned for the appropriate loads/empties direction.
Garth G. G5roff
Anthony Thompson wrote:
Garth G. Groff wrote: