[Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Damaged Gons; was: Photo: Reading Gondola 34372 With Load
Gatwood, Elden J SAD
I wish I could find the photos, but I haven’t yet. I used to have a collection of pics of gons damaged by loads. One was a gon badly damaged from someone dropping a big piece of steel inside. Smashed through the flooring, damaging the stringers, etc. Anyone have that pic?
I have tried to replicate them in model form.
I mean, you gotta have damaged, even destroyed gons, right?
Can anyone share their pics of proto or model damaged gons? TIA!
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gatwood, Elden J SAD
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I just love that photo. Everything in there I like: Nice weathered gon, inside dunnage, great ingot load.
Cold, not hot. Rough ingots for re-heating, re-rolling or re-melt. Nice chalk marks.
I rarely saw heavy steel loads like this with blocking. They just laid it in, and expected the best: ingots, slabs, blooms, billets, coil….
Interesting with two at one end, three the other. Not good weight balance.
Thanks for sharing! Made my day.
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Photo: Reading Gondola 34372 With Load
Photo from the Pullman Library:
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Ingots I assume. Not sure why the load is not braced.
Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
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Hi Elden and List Members,
Maybe two decades back, I did this gon (photo attached). Not specifically damaged, but definitely beat up and at the end of its lifetime. I generally liked the end result. Haven't tried to do this again since, but I'm looking forward to maybe doing another similar car. There isn't a specific prototype for this gon, I was experimenting and just playing around testing out some model techniques. This is N scale, by the way.