Chip Hoppers, Loads

Scott H. Haycock

One of my projects is based on a photo of an ex- C&O steel hopper converted to a wood chip car with wood extensions. The extensions have cross-ties in three locations, across the top.

Has anyone ever come up with a way to make a removeable load for cars like this? I'd rather not have to build two identical cars!

Scott Haycock

Mark Vinski

You could try making the load with notches in the bottom to fit over the cross-ties. Or just fill the car with loose chips and invert it to unload.

Mark Vinski