Three sets of SD units wait on crews to head north out of Black Mountain yards to the Leatherwood branch in the coal fields of Eastern, KY

Thursday, December 13, 2012

This an articulated slag car that I built. I used 2 Walthers slag cars, an Athearn inter-mobile spine car coupling and 3 axle trucks.

This was a trial and error process. At first, I started with a 2 axle truck between the cars but it didn't fill the space to good.

I tried the 3 axle truck and it made the car look better, but I had to modify the cars so it would be able to pivot around curves.

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