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VGN BATTLESHIP GONDOLA

 
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PostPosted: Fri 8 Jan - 17:38 (2010)    Post subject: VGN BATTLESHIP GONDOLA Reply with quote



VGN BATTLESHIP GONDOLA




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For a number of years the Virginian Railroad has been known for the heavy tonnage trains which have been hauled over its rails from the mines of West Virginia to its tidewater terminal at Sewell's Point, near Norfolk, Virginia. The originating points for the traffic are located among the mountains between Deepwater and Princeton, and this is a region of heavy grades. Princeton, West Virginia is the assembling point for the traffic, and from that point to tidewater, with the exception of the climb up the western slope of the Allegheny mountains, the controlling grade is only 0.2 per cent. On this grade up the mountains a pusher service is maintained. In the development of its tonnage trains it has had built some of the heaviest, if not the heaviest locomotives in the country.

Until recently its cars were of 50 tons maximum capacity. About four years ago. the road had four sample cars of 120-tons capacity built. These were placed in service and about a year ago an order was placed with the Pressed Steel Car Company for 1,000 cars of thi„ ipacity, with the expectation and intention of increasing the net tonnape of the trains. With the old type of 50-ton hopper bottom and gondola cars, the train lengths were limited to eighty-five cars.
about the limit tnat one engine could handle down the grades from Princeton to the New River and down the eastern slope of the Allegheny Mountains, where
there is a grade of 1.5 per cent, the distances being about 12 and 7 miles respectively. The cars are carried on six-wheeled trucks of two types. One made by the American Steel Foundries and the other liy the Buckeye Steel Castings Company.

The Buckeye truck that is shown. The truck of the American Steel Foundries will be illustrated in a future issue.
The car illustrated, was built by the Pressed Steel Car Company. The framing of the car uses 13 in. channels weighing 37 lbs. to the foot for the center sills,
which extend for the full length of the car. The length over the striking plates in 50 ft. 8|4 in. and these project 7 1/8 in. beyond the end sills. This gives an inside
length of 49 ft. 6 in. "and a width of 10 ft. 2 3/4 in. The sides and bottom slope down at the center, so that an increase of depth of something more than a foot is
obtained at that point. The actual depth at the center is 8 ft. 5 1/8 in, in. while at the end it is 7 ft. 4 1/4 in. These dimensions give it a capacity of 3850 cu. ft. when level full and 4450 cu. ft. when heapedup to an angle of 30 degrees. It is upon this latter condition of loading that the capacity of the car is estimated. With
coal weighing 54 lbs. to the cubic foot, and the car loaded to the 30° heap angle, the weight of coal will be a trifle more than 240,000 lbs. While the nominal
capacity of the car is 240,000 lbs., this is also intended as the maximum and the cars are stenciled as of 210,000 lbs. capacity so as to admit of the usual 10 per cent overload that is allowed in practice.

The size of the car coupled to the fact that it is deeper at the center, gives it the general appearance of a quadruple hopper car. It is not, however, a hopper car and has no hoppers, drop doors or any means of discharge except as the load is dumped over the top by the dumping machine, installed at Sewall's Point. This makes it necessary that it shall be operated only over the lines of the Virginian Railroad, as there are no other dumping machines, except on the Norfolk & Westem, capable of handling cars of this size and capacity

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Mes modèles sont de Funaro Camerlengo en HO http://www.fandckits.com/
Ce sont des kits résine "less truck" Confused pour faire court faut être motivé pour monter l'engin...


Nightmare plumbing Crying or Very sad eh oui ce sont des bogies Buckeye à trois essieux ce qui explique un système de frein aussi complexe, tout est doublé: triple valve, air cylinder, etc...


Comparaison avec une outside braced gondola du N&W, différence de taille avec le battleship on se rapproche du tombereau E .. mais en plus gros Smile


Pour mes chargements je tamise du charbon pour avoir sensiblement la même grosseur de grain Exclamation
je façonne dans une matière isolante le support peind en noir puis un couche de colle blanche mon charbon tamisé dessus et je reviens avec de la colle liquide
pour fixé le tout, séchage 10h, mise en place le tour est joué Okay
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PostPosted: Fri 8 Jan - 18:08 (2010)    Post subject: VGN BATTLESHIP GONDOLA Reply with quote

Le type du VGN a été construit en 1917 mais le N&W possède également un type ressemblant à celui là appelé GK
The first high capacity gondola, N&W built 750 GKa cars numbered 100000-100749 in 1914
for use at its new Lamberts Point rotary dumper. The cars were successful and in 1916 and
additional 1,000 cars of class GKb numbered 100750-101749 were built. These were 15"
shorter and 3" taller but except for different end sills looked externally identical to the
GKA. Built without internal crossties, these were added to both classes in the early 1920s
and the cars repainted. Rebuilt from the ground up in 1927-30, the cars were given peaked
corrugated ends and re-classed GKd. They lasted until 1953.

Le modèle de Westerfield




Differents types après quelques évolution GKb GKd

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PostPosted: Fri 8 Jan - 19:32 (2010)    Post subject: VGN BATTLESHIP GONDOLA Reply with quote

D'autres photos...

Rare celle ci une "segond hand"


Au C&O coal dock sur wye notez le courage du gars au frein Shocked


Buckeye truck



A coté d'un hopper
Erratum : j'ai dit 120 tonnes non c'est 116 tonnes ramené à 105 tonnes Exclamation

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