Thursday, August 27, 2020

Somebody was bad!

 This image was sent to me recently

Take note of the string that was tied between the 2 sill steps. Clearly done to demonstrate the damage down by overloading the flat car.
It certainly appears that someone failed basic math
CAPY 100,000= 50 tons
M3= 30 tons x 2=60 tons
Wonder who got the bill for this one?
Now why am I getting this image?
A client has engaged me to create a string of flatcars with military loads in O scale
To date we have plans for 2 M4A3E8 Shermans, 2 Pershings, 4 M2 halftracks, 2 6x6 trucks and a handful of ammo trailers.
I'll be creating correct blocking for all these loads.
I'm very much looking forward to this project.
Progress photos will be coming as things progress.


Benjamin Hom said...

This flat car is easily modeled in HO, currently available from Tichy (kit no. 4021) and previously available from Ertl. The cast hull M3 mediums are tougher; Heiser Scale Models did them in resin, but they can be hard to find today.

Milepost17.8 said...

...and a old, bowed, overloaded FM7 would look great in the string of cars!
So much for "They would never do that..."