Si, Mother Nature "weathered" and twisted these 2 cars while outside. Funny how some cars, built the same way, materials, etc., can stay nice and some can "go south" in minutes! But, I tend to never throw anything away...not even pieces of crap!
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Going to have to make a note of this car, it is pretty cool. This thread popped up around midnight in Google image results for locomotive rotary dumper accident.My build would be G scale and likely won't happen this week. W C Greene wrote: It has been too long since I have posted anything in this thread (outside of some verbage) so here's something that has proven itself and is now used before any switching of the mines can begin. ...Without further adieu, here's what was built:
Shay #5 Lizzy is the loco of choice to handle this car. As can be seen, the as yet unnumbered thing has a "moustasche" on the front to brush off stuff and even clean out guardrails & switches and is filled with rocks to weigh it down.
The car was built of lead sheets mounted upon a single Bachmann On30 passenger car truck. I added styrene and wood "parts" so it wouldn't look like a hunk of lead. The brush was made from an unused white stiff bristle paint brush. The bristles were cut off and epoxied to a piece of angle stock in a wider than track gauge width. The depth is a bit lower than the railhead and is tapered front to back so it really does the job without too much work. I had thought about a rotating bottle brush affair (like a trolley street sweeper) but tried this first-and it works as needed! So, track cleaning is the mother of invention...not Frank Zappa. You will note that there is no provision made for cleaning the rails since that is not in the scheme of things along the Mogollon Rim.
Enough talk, I need to clean the line and get them loads to the smelter before Missy arrives for supper!
____________________ See y'all later, Forrest. Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
like this a new idea to me I have a bunch of lead telephone pole tags 2"x3" I did years ago make an O scale combo car using the lead tags for the floor. Didn't finish as I moved and it got packed away for a long time