Ever wondered how you should load an open top (think gondolas, flats, pulp wood racks, etc…) car. Well now you can answer that question thanks to Douglas Harding. Read on for more.
You’ve got to be a member
To get Doug’s file you have to be a member of the Ry-ops-industrialSIG at groups.io. This group’s primary mission is to discuss railway operations and industries and how to model them and is the primary discussion list for the Operations SIG of the NMRA and the NMRA’s Industries SIG. So there are some operations heavy hitters here with the answers you won’t find elsewhere. It can get a little esoteric at times, but well worth the time spent here. If you are modelling the North American scene then this group is a worthwhile addition to your modelling resources.
Click this link to head over to the group home page. Complete the sign-up process and once you’re done click the link in the “Get the PDFs section below to download.
Get the PDFs
OK so now you’re a member, it is time to get the 2019 XMAS Goodies. Before you blindly start downloading though here’s what’s covered in the AAR Car Codes Open Top Car Loading Rules as supplied by Doug:
- Section 1 Rules 1988.pdf
- Section 2 Loading pipe part 1 1987.pdf
- Section 2 Loading pipe part 2 1987.pdf
- Section 3 Road Farm Equipment 1987.pdf
- Section 4 Misc Machinery 1987.pdf
- Section 5 Forest Products 1983.pdf
- Section 5 Forest Products 1987.pdf
- Section 6 DOD Military 1984.pdf
- Section 7 TOFC Containers 1987.pdf
If you’ve not fallen asleep yet from too much eggnog, or the technical nature of this post, then Click this link to get to the PDFs. Happy reading and modelling.
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