Battleship Gondolas

Battleship Gondolas

Postby richardedmonds » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:18 pm

I have to ask Marquette on this one, with that mass of knowledge you have on freight cars, do you know anything of the older N&W/Virginian battleship gondolas. Have some info from Dows book N&W COAL CARS 1881TO 1998 but info is scarce on the body although the lewis truck is pretty well covered. Any scraps or pictures would be very very welcome.
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby Tom Dempsey » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:24 pm

If you go to GreatDecals.com and scroll down you'll find some information that might help you get started. Tom Dempsey, Spokane, WA
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby Marquette » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:51 pm

Well, it's a bit outside my region, but I do have a little...

Virginian 19000-21024
VGN 19529.jpg

49' all steel gon, 3850 cu. ft. capacity, built by Pressed Steel Co. Plans in 1925 Car Builders' Cyclopedia and December 1935 Model Railroader. 2004 cars still in service in 1949, 1331 in 1953, all gone by 1970.

Some other Virginian battleship gons I have no info on
VGN 50000.jpg


VGN 50003.jpg


VGN 50002.jpg
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby Marquette » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:00 am

Norfolk & Western 100000-101749

Shown in the 1919 Car Builders' Cyclopedia, built by N&W in 1914, N&W class GKa; 750 built. Class GKb 15" shorter but 3" taller, built 1916, series 100750-101749. Rebuilt extensively 1927-1930, redesignated class GKd.

N&W 101393 - 4.jpg


N&W 101750.jpg


Trucks used on N&W battleship gons
I have several other detail photos of these trucks...

T-27:
T27 - 3.jpg


T-34:
T34 - 4.jpg


Sorry I can't be more helpful on this subject! :(
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:23 am

Holy crap....crazy trucks.....
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby scaro » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:30 am

they are quite interesting. i'd imagine the trucks are pretty unique. i have not even seen TT scale 6 wheel passenger trucks, let alone ones for freight wagons. i'd wonder though whether german TT might have some sort of heavy lift wagon with trucks with the right number of axles, if not the right design exactly.

terminology's interesting too. 'battleship' gondolas. 'dreadnought' ends ... were they jealous of british sea power in that period or something? :wink:
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby Marquette » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:43 am

The designers were probably humming Rule Britannia while designing these things... ;)

6-wheel freight trucks aren't all /that/ uncommon, though the N&W ones are; the ones on the photo of VGN 19529 are Buckeyes, which were probably the most common of the 6-wheel trucks; if anyone makes one 6-wheel freight truck for TT, that's the one it should be.
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby richardedmonds » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:22 am

Thats a blow M! I like that N&W Battleship which would mean making the special trucks. I think you are right in as much as the N&W Lewis/Pilcher T33 truck was a one off designed especially for the GS Gondola
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby richardedmonds » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:34 am

ConducTTor wrote:Holy crap....crazy trucks.....


Yes but with your expertise could you draw that to shapeways spec :wink: :wink:
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Re: Battleship Gondolas

Postby Marquette » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:10 pm

Hmmm... I sense a survey of trucks is in order... ;)
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