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 Posted: Thu Nov 30th, 2017 06:41 am
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Michael M

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Location: San Bernardino, California USA
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Nice little covered porches on the ends of the cars.

Nye, Inyo & Esmeralda Railroad
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 Posted: Fri Dec 1st, 2017 10:18 pm
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Location: Boonville, Missouri USA
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Maybe something involving access to the door hinges or something about the buffer and couplers. I say that while remembering this, which it is quite pleasing to find is still there after about a decade,

Guess also could be a place to keep some relevant tools, or extra chain link set; or perhaps even some 'spare coal' for later use elsewhere.

Last edited on Fri Dec 1st, 2017 10:51 pm by Kitbash0n30

See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
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 Posted: Sun Dec 3rd, 2017 03:27 am
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Location: Unanderra, Australia
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Hi Michael,
Those "porches" on the later wagons are spillage deflectors. They protect the airbrake reservoirs, triple valves and handbrake linkages from coal ingress when the loader operator at the mine bins gets too enthusiastic or misses his cue to close the bin doors. with this design there is no room to fit this gear under the wagon between the bogies. The longitudinal doors offer a better discharge flow with less coal left in the wagon after dumping than for transverse doors.

The porches also reduce the the amount of wind resistance and air turbulence between the wagons when the wagons are running at line speed.

John Garaty
Unanderra in oz
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