This page last updated: December 21, 2012 as of Jan 2015
Nuclear Train Building instructions
- When this is actually developed the code will be posted to SourceForge. or maybe not as there is not much automation here. Some hard wired blinky lights inside a translucent tube.
Nuclear waste containers loading from a nuclear plant ... in transit ... unloading at a recycling operation to convert into depleted uranium ammunition.
when you get up off the floor, realize i modeled this from a newspaper photo 10 years ago that was out of focus and 3"x2" in Black and White.
and a easter egg
I built a fleet of them, all slightly different, the cars are similar, the containers varied quite a bit. As of Sep 2011 there is a commercial model, very good photos and videos available.
and a couple more - a little one and normal sized with a wire on top that is used to lift to empty at the Waste Recycler - Ammo maunufacturing plant
2 types of Long cylinder containers
- The Concept Models does not look a lot more like the real ones than mine :( ... Someday I will have to kit bash one - now that there are pictures with more detail.
An Athearn crane is at the bottom, next up is a Bachman with its attendant car above it to the right... notice it is smaller and does not have the inner hook animated. Upper left is an unassembled Athearn crane, There is an IHC crane - similar to the Bachman, on site. So I bought another Athearn kit on EBay. 3 Athearn and 1 Bachman will be motorized, the IHC crane will be left in place on the layout - non motorized unloading the nuclear canisters. diarama like.
- 4 cranes to be whooping it up...
- geoff-bunza Dr Geoff blog has detailed instructions for building decoders, their code, and projects they are used for. His crane project is several years old by 2015. August 2012 edition of MRH online magazine.
- ...these will probably be done a little different than all the other animated cranes on the net... hopefully the result will be similar - rotating cab with animated boom and hook.
- Zip code car numbers.. only ~42,000 of 100,000 zip codes hqave been used by 2015
- Great Northern [Athearn] MW 03026 : Cazio Italy
- UP [Athearn] 03043 : Francetown NH
- ___ [Athearn] 66666 : Topeka KS
- Lackawanna [Bachmann].. 95915 : Belden CA
- Sante Fe [IHC} 999135 : 99913 : Bridgeport WA , 99135 : Hartline WA..
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