loads we use for the deLuxe innovations chip car series are made
for us by Fine N Scale products. These loads fit all of the deLuxe
woodchip cars. Dick makes them for us in gang molds so there are
6 different masters. If you swap them end for end, they look like
twelve distinct loads. Available in 6 packs.
here is the deep rib car with the "empty" cross bars installed.
If you are running the car empty, go to the garage and shave off
a little bit of sawdust. Sprinkle it on the bottom of the car and
you are ready to roll!. These bars are included with every deep
rip car. (Look under the foam in the box).
the loads in the car is pretty easy. We make the cars with a standoff
in the corner when the detail allows, or with a separate end, providing
a full mounting shelf.
loads work great as is for white pine. If the area you are modeling
is filled with other kinds of trees, it is REALLY easy to color
up the loads for other woods. Mixing instructions are on the package
for a simple wash that colors them quickly and easily in Fir, Redwood,
Dark Pine, and others.
here are two loads. The lighter one is the load as it comes from
the package. This makes a good representation of white pine. The
darker one os with a light wash as described in the instructiions
to represent redwood. The wash took approximately 30 seconds to
apply. It is gratifying to design your trains to run a specific
route with all of the "right" commodities onboard. This
kind of quick detail makes all the difference!