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[Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] You Can Model This Scene With Just Three Flat Cars And A Lot Of People!


Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Mark;

 

You bring up an issue I have not been able to find info on.  There are cases I have seen in which 3 flat cars were being used to transport a long load, with the outer cars bearing the load, and an idler between, but with what looks like an un-fixed support on the idler that looks like it might have acted as a slider in case )or in expectation that) the load sagged.

 

Folks;  What was the protocol with this?  Are there AAR guidelines for this?

 

Just wondering.

 

Thanks!

 

Elden Gatwood

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of mvlandsw
Sent: Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:58 PM
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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] You Can Model This Scene With Just Three Flat Cars And A Lot Of People!

 

There cannot be any blocking between the cradles that carry the load on the outer flatcars as the load must pivot on them.
Mark Vinski


mel perry
 

has anyone given thought to the idea,
that this photo was taken before the
tie downs were completed?, be awful
difficult to have these prople standing
on the flat cars, with the apptopiate
tie downs installed, what ever they might
be?
mel perry


Schuyler Larrabee
 

Yes.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of mel perry
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 11:04 AM
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Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] You Can Model This Scene With Just Three Flat Cars And A Lot Of People!

 

has anyone given thought to the idea,

that this photo was taken before the

tie downs were completed?, be awful

difficult to have these prople standing

on the flat cars, with the apptopiate

tie downs installed, what ever they might

be?

mel perry