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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Interchangeable Box Car   Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:49 pm

I found an interesting idea in the good book "The 60cm Military Railway of the WWI in France" by Dr. Christian Cenac about cars on bogies with bunks developed by Péchot.

I do have 2 log cars so I adapted the idea and built a wooden drop deck box for the 2 bunk bogies. The frame is made of beech and glued together. I also used tooth picks to reinforce the joints. The planks are made of old cigar boxes again. It isn't finished yet. Still needs a roof and more details.














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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:35 pm

40 Chevaux

8 Hommes. eh?

Interesting idea, well executed.

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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:48 am

KleineDicke wrote:
40 Chevaux

8 Hommes. eh?

....
Many thx Bill Smile, but what does this mean? 40 horses and 8 men? I don't speak French Sad.

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:22 pm

Tacbob wrote:
KleineDicke wrote:
40 Chevaux

8 Hommes. eh?

....
Many thx Bill Smile, but what does this mean? 40 horses and 8 men? I don't speak French Sad.

Sounds like Texas humour to me Cool. Cheveaux (CV) can mean horsepower as in Citroën 2CV.
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:29 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
Tacbob wrote:
KleineDicke wrote:
40 Chevaux

8 Hommes. eh?

....
Many thx Bill Smile, but what does this mean? 40 horses and 8 men? I don't speak French Sad.

Sounds like Texas humour to me Cool. Cheveaux (CV) can mean horsepower as in Citroën 2CV.

I don't have a glue what this is meaning in context with my car confused. Btw do you know how the 2CV is called over here?

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:35 pm

2CV in Geman is called Ente (Translation Duck=English, Canard= French althought the French didn't call it that).

I'm not sure what Bill's reference is either but it is a great model.
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:37 pm

see:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon_couvert

http://memoiredeguerre.pagesperso-orange.fr/convoi44/documents/wagon-langeais.htm

http://www.techno-science.net/?onglet=glossaire&definition=9810
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:41 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
2CV in Geman is called Ente (Translation Duck=English, Canard= French althought the French didn't call it that).

I'm not sure what Bill's reference is either but it is a great model.

A friend of mine had have one in white and red. Was a nice little car.

Carl Hibbs wrote:
I'm not sure what Bill's reference is either but it is a great model.

Thank you Carl Smile. Do you know the Péchot cars?

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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:44 pm

tram47 wrote:
see:

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagon_couvert

http://memoiredeguerre.pagesperso-orange.fr/convoi44/documents/wagon-langeais.htm

http://www.techno-science.net/?onglet=glossaire&definition=9810

After a beginning new confusion I think I got it. 40 men or 8 horses will fit in this car. Right?

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:46 pm

I don't know them very well but that's probably it. Very Happy
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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:54 pm

Hopefully Bill will solve this puzzle fully

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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:43 pm

I can probably get a few horses in mine if it helps....

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:45 am

Tacbob wrote:
KleineDicke wrote:
40 Chevaux

8 Hommes. eh?

....
Many thx Bill Smile, but what does this mean? 40 horses and 8 men? I don't speak French Sad.

Oops.. I goofed Embarassed. It should be 40 Hommes and 8 Chevaux, . Many of the French box cars used to transport troops to the front in the World Wars were labelled " Hommes 40 Chevaux 8, ", as this was their assigned capacity. There is an historical association in the US called the "40 and 8".

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I don't think it means, however, that a deux chevaux = dix hommes, except perhaps at the circus. Razz

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Tacbob



Location : Harz, Germany

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:43 am

Thanks for lighten it up Bill Smile.

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:08 am

Sparkeswood wrote:
I can probably get a few horses in mine if it helps....


I wish you could bring this to the CFBS fete vapeur....that would be an attraction on it's own.
Suitably adorned with French and English flags.
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Sparkeswood



Location : Kent,England

PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable Box Car   Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:32 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:
Sparkeswood wrote:
I can probably get a few horses in mine if it helps....


I wish you could bring this to the CFBS fete vapeur....that would be an attraction on it's own.
Suitably adorned with French and English flags.

Yes..that would be good.I hadn't thought about it to be honest.Problem is ,I'm about to strip down the top end of the Harley ready for the rally season and the 2cv (although it was restored last year) has to take a back seat this year.It's all road legal so I'll look at the weather closer to the time.It should have recovered from last years Le Mans by now Very Happy
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