Division Meeting

Date: 
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Clinic:  Joe Sullivan presents "Open Loads for Gondolas." Joe will show us to make bulk loads (coal, sand, wood chips, etc.).  His clinic will include the pros and cons of removable loads and making a simple mold/jig out of LEGOs and styrene for gluing bulk loads.  There will be a handout on key points, internet references and suppliers of loads. More about Joe's clinic

Bring and Brag:  Gondola loads.

The Board of Directors meets prior to the Division meeting.  The BOD meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.


"Open Loads for Gondolas" will focus on the following:

  • Bulk loads (coal, sand, wood chips) and how to make them.
  • Scrap loads and how to paint and weather them.
  • Lumber and log loads and blocking.
  • Steel and pipe loads and how to block them.
  • Tarp-covered loads and how to make them.

 Joe will also discuss the following points:

  • Pros and cons of removable loads.
  • Weight issues (especially if a car runs one way loaded and the other way empty)
  • There's no such thing as a completely empty gondola
  • Where/how to find "how-to" articles on the internet
  • Examples in both HO scale and N scale...
  • How to make a simple mold/jig out of LEGOs and styrene for glung bulk loads.

 

There will be a handout on key points, internet references and suppliers of loads.