This page last updated: December 21, 2012 as of March 2017
Train_Oversize Building instructions
- Train Oversize
- Oversize ... Height, Width, Length loads
- Wind Turbine Blade for Flatcar and Spine Car loads. 111.6' in length. Models by Dave Cast resin requires putty with acetone smoothing and painting. The end cap is from a Testors cement tube. The blade supports are bashed from styrene. Made turbine support columns from medicine bottles... cast a hub from a Walthers iron car and glued it onto a twinkle-candle light base. No plan for making the Turbine motor casing. The 'real' ones seem to be about 150' as they overlap across a 89' car, rather than meet on a 50' car.
Herpa HO 158619 Wind Turbine Complete With 12 V Motor And Lights Kit (Over 43 Inches tall! and yet the blades are not as long as the cast resin ones:( ) yeah and good luck finding one in stock... tho i did and it seems Reynaulds has some. See the video at the link below.
There are small ones from Kibri 17 5/8", O scale from Lionel powered 15.5", Faller [FAL130381] powered 13 3/16" and a [FAL232251] powered 16 11/32", Tomix solar powered ~12.5" These are the given sizes - do not know if it is to the top of the tower or to the top of the blade.
- Model kits to be placed together as a Sales and Delivery lot
- Herpa HO Wind Turbine ... as RTR as possible - twist and lock the tower to the head and the blades .. plug in to electric power
- Model Power Windmill .. got two on sale, video describes the kit - it includes a motor and i added lights etc.
- ... maybe a Faller powered, nope, ordered a solar powered clone from EBay.
- Schnabel cars
Bachmann schnaebel, Athearn Heavy Duty 8 axle flatcar
Firecat 12 axle, 325 ton Drop Deck Flatcar well length of 37' with the Bachman schnaebel Transformer load and the Athearn behind it.
- Bachman 380 ton transformer car load is not much larger than what is on an Athearn Heavy Duty 8 axle flatcar. Athearn heavy duty flat car load ~10cm and Bachmann schnaebel load are ~11cm, the Bachmann is taller, but on a depressed center it come out about the same height as the Athearn. Bachmann depressed flat car with Transformer load and Walthers Transformer kit are < 5cm
Shapeways $60 Transformer load Walthers QTTX 4 trk well flat : Width 9.652 cm Height 3.836 cm Depth 4.478 cm
- Concept Models makes Schnabel Cars to carry-deliver the nuclear reactors, generators, Nuclear waste container flat cars, Super size oil tank cars, Boeing airplane cars, and many more amazing products. ...
LOAD FOR SPECIALIZED FLAT CARS $40 requires a deck length of 35', HO scale ... > 12cm No real measurement of the load tho:(
Firecat 12 axle, home made schnaebel load
caboose electronics, modified schnaebel load all lit up on a 36" radius curve
- Firecat 12 axle
- Built as directed on the Dunstan Fandel Firecat Designs website. Easy Peasy.
- Making the mounts and tie downs for the transformer is still TBD.... The transformer is 4.5 inches long
- Bachman 380 ton transformer car load
- medicine bottles wrapped in paper and painted copper... 13 inches long
- Ends from the transformer silicon molded and resin cast with dowel rods between them -painted blue...
- Bachman 380 ton Schnabel Car with pipe load 9.5 inches long... and modified Atheran Genesis cabooseses
- pipe load...Ends from the transformer silicon molded and resin cast with copper rods between them -painted red. LED lights mounted to the original load bearing structure and connected to Athearn wheel sets that have contacts to the track electricity - painted silver.
- caboose and lights on the Schnabel and load...MRH Geoff Bunza blog describes how to get and assemble the lights in his SMA 17 car lighting. Latching reed switches are from Dave Bodnar from EBay.
- Oversize ... Height, Width, Length loads
- translucent cylinders (medicene bottles) filled with polyfill and blinkie lights...
- HiSpeed... Walthers Excursion Skytop Lounge - Metroliner - another Skytop someday maybe
- Walthers Excursion Skytop Lounge...
- Passenger car lighting LED DC/DCC lighting kit 920-1060
- Walthers Metroliner with people and a DCC decoder installed.
- Train_Oversize-Crane boom car
- Tichy Train Boom car with lights and people ... waiting for the DCC Athearn crane car to be built
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