Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3 Soft Cover
Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3 Soft Cover
Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3 Soft Cover
Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3 Soft Cover
Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3 Soft Cover
Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3 Soft Cover
Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3 Soft Cover

Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3 Soft Cover

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Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3 Soft Cover
 
The Best of Mainline Modeler Freight Cars Volume 3 Book 3
100 pages
Copyright1991

Freight Cars Volume 3 The Best of Mainline Modelers
Soft Cover
100 pages
Copyright 1991
CONTENTS
BOX CARS                                                                                                                                     
Canadian National Box Carby Robert L. Hundman20
Ice Reefer to Box Carby Montford Switzer38
Penn Central Box Car Modelingby Jim Six66
CONTAINER CARS                                                                                                                                
APL Container Car: Today's High Speed Consistby Curt Fortenberry                                                                                                                Bill McKean88
APL Container Car: The Brake Systemby Curt Fortenberry                                                                   Robert L. Hundman    93
Atlantic Coast Line Flat Carby Mark Montague75
GONDOLAS                                                                                                                                         
USRA Composite Gondolaby James E. Lane23
USRA Composite Gondola Constructionby Robert L. Hundman30
HOPPERS                                                                                                                                        
Airslide Modelingby Lloyd Keyser6
Airslide - Late Productionby Bill McKean12
H-4, The 1951 Rebuild of a 1944 Composite Hopperby Roy Hurlbut45
Norfolk & Western H-4 Modelingby John Munson49
Seaboard/CB&Q Cement Hopperby Robert L. Hundman53
Pullman-Standard Covered Hopperby George D. Lenington78
REEFERS                                                                                                                                
Marhoefer Refrigeration Carsby Montford Switzer41
Pacific Fruit Express R-40-2 and Similar Carsby Dr. Bruce Jones56
The Fleet and the Airbrush: Weathering Pacific Fruit Express Refrigerator Cars with Paintby Robert J. Zenk61
TANK CARS                                                                                                                              
Upgrading a Toy Train Tank Carby Dan Lacey16
Special Tank Carsby John Nehrich55
CABOOSE                                                                                                                                          
The Chesapeake & Ohio Cabooseby Robert L. Hundman68
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT                                                                                                                          
Auto Rack Unloaderby Bill McKean73
REFERENCE DATA                                                                                                             
Westerfield Modificationsby Don Smith97

In the early 50's the C&NW's covered hopper fleet consisted primarily of 34-foot cement cars of 1958-cubic-foot capacity, plus a few specialty covered hoppers used for sugar, carbon black and phosphate. To fulfill the need to transport other powdered bulk commodities, the innovative Airslide Hopper was developed by General American Transportation Corporation of East Chicago, Illinois.
Powdered commodities packed to a hard consistency during transport are not self-unloading. Witness the hammer marks on a cement hopper made while unloaders struggled to break loose the hard-packed cement. General American solved this problem by aerating the hard-packed powder so that it would flow to the center unloading outlets. This was achieved by providing low-pressure air to four sloped fabric-covered flumes in the hopper bottom, thus "fluidizing" the powder to naturally flow to the center outlets. The car as introduced was 42 feet long, ten feet eight inches wide, and 14 feet four inches high with a capacity of 2600 cubic feet - a very large car for this time light density commodities.
The Airslide Hopper transported bulk shipments of dry, granular or powdered commodities such as flour, sugar, plastics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals in an efficient and sealed sanitary car. The all-welded car had an interior finish of polyclutch lining and was loaded through six round roof hatches.
Figure One shows the twin auger arrangement used by Golden Loaf Flour of Lake City, Minnesota. A round flexible duct was clamped and sealed to the rim of the round hatch of one compartment. A breather bag was placed in the other hatch of the compartment and the flour augered into the car. (A flour-loading auger would make a nice addition to your grain elevator operations. This would add the requirement for Airslide cars.)

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