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L&N Woodrack -- 4


Bob Chapman
 

Unusual with its fishbelly sidesills is L&N woodrack #20233, from the #20200-20299 series. In 1941 L&N rebuilt ventilator boxcars from several series, some of which had fishbelly sidesills. The carbody is scratchbuilt from styrene with a stripwood deck, and with bulkheads scratchbuilt from Code 70 rail and brass angles. The load is cast plaster.
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman
 


O Fenton Wells
 

Love it, steel fishbelly sides and wood slat ends.  Only a homemade railroad shop could love!  Excellent.
By The way I think you were smart to make the ends out of metal, I used plastic and they warped at that skinny thickness.
Fenton


On Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 1:00 AM Bob Chapman <chapbob4014@...> wrote:
Unusual with its fishbelly sidesills is L&N woodrack #20233, from the #20200-20299 series. In 1941 L&N rebuilt ventilator boxcars from several series, some of which had fishbelly sidesills. The carbody is scratchbuilt from styrene with a stripwood deck, and with bulkheads scratchbuilt from Code 70 rail and brass angles. The load is cast plaster.
 
Regards,
Bob Chapman
 



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Fenton Wells
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gtws00
 

That is an impressive build.
Well done!
George Toman


Eric Hansmann
 

Wow! More outstanding work, Bob! Are you building a couple of each type of woodrack?

 

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN

 

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Unusual with its fishbelly sidesills is L&N woodrack #20233, from the #20200-20299 series. In 1941 L&N rebuilt ventilator boxcars from several series, some of which had fishbelly sidesills. The carbody is scratchbuilt from styrene with a stripwood deck, and with bulkheads scratchbuilt from Code 70 rail and brass angles. The load is cast plaster.

 

Regards,

Bob Chapman

 


bigfourroad
 

Nice work Bob and good choice of interesting prototype.
Seaboard must have been snooping in the L&N shops - here are a couple cars in S scale based on pictures from a pulpwood loading guide SAL published.  They refined the design a bit by curving the rails up to form the bulkheads. Apologies for the poor pix attached - display cases work fine for display not pix. 
Chris Rooney


golden1014
 

Super work, Bob!  The ends were soldered with a lot of skill and care.  One of these days would you consider taking a photo of all your unique wood racks together, so we can see the differences?

BTW the SCL Modeler magazine is still alive, and I’m sure they would appreciate a little article on your work.

John Golden
Ramstein, Germany


bigfourroad
 

I am sorry my photos did not make it into ioGroups. Let's try that again. Here are photos of S scale SAL pulpwood cars the SAL made from flatcars with a simple addition made from used rails.  Again apologies for the pix, they were taken into a display case - fine for display but not for pix.  Chris Rooney
Chris 


Paul Doggett
 

Chris 

They look fine models.

Paul Doggett.    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 8 Mar 2021, at 01:28, bigfourroad <vannessco@...> wrote:

I am sorry my photos did not make it into ioGroups. Let's try that again. Here are photos of S scale SAL pulpwood cars the SAL made from flatcars with a simple addition made from used rails.  Again apologies for the pix, they were taken into a display case - fine for display but not for pix.  Chris Rooney
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O Fenton Wells
 

Well done Chris, good looking cars


On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 8:41 PM Paul Doggett via groups.io <paul.doggett2472=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Chris 

They look fine models.

Paul Doggett.    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 8 Mar 2021, at 01:28, bigfourroad <vannessco@...> wrote:

I am sorry my photos did not make it into ioGroups. Let's try that again. Here are photos of S scale SAL pulpwood cars the SAL made from flatcars with a simple addition made from used rails.  Again apologies for the pix, they were taken into a display case - fine for display but not for pix.  Chris Rooney
Chris 
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vapeurchapelon
 

Hello Chris,
 
many thanks for these pics - the cars look VERY nice! These additions really look special. How are they secured to the flat car (on the prototypes)? I can see they are atop some chunks of wood - but how secured? Only through the diagonal rods at the car ends at the center line?
 
Many greetings
 
Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
 
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I am sorry my photos did not make it into ioGroups. Let's try that again. Here are photos of S scale SAL pulpwood cars the SAL made from flatcars with a simple addition made from used rails.  Again apologies for the pix, they were taken into a display case - fine for display but not for pix.  Chris Rooney
Chris