Now there's a flat car load that'll test your layout clearances;

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Now there's a flat car load that'll test your layout clearances;
https://www.railpictures.net/photo/788988/
Don't expect I'll ever build one, but here it is for anyone who might dare to.

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A Huge flat car load. one of the largest loads that I have ever spotted .This beam spanning several flat cars was found while I was looking for a shortline in the summer of 1982​
 
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Oh! I hadn't thought about crosswinds even with us recently having had some 30 and 40mph (48 to 64kph) gusts making for awkward crosswinds on the nearby Interstate Highway.
 
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Definitely one for the memory bank - guess who's just bought three flat cars :D:D:D:D
 
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Haven't Playmobil already been here?
Possibly, but not at 1:20.3 :devil: :devil:

The beeg eessue in model form is the pivoting, and the overhang. I would have thought that it's probably impossible even on my larger 10ft curves, certainly the 8fts would be a challenge with three flats. Could emulate something with just two wagons :mm::mm:

I think there could be a by-product problem with sharp curves, and that would be the geometry - the girder would need to slide forwards / backwards on its mounts :worried::worried:
 

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How about a Schnabel wagon (Schnabel car - Wikipedia). I've seen a documentary on one of these in the USA transporting a power station turbine. I've seen one in HO but would be great to have a G scale one.

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Yeah, there have been a few of those made on this forum - someone was making a monster with 3D printed bits and pieces
 

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No, no, no!
The centre wagon will have an extending bed! :rofl::rofl:
 

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Hmm, how about an articulated girder ...
so, thinking I was being silly I googled articulated girder ...
well ...
it turns out articulated girders are a thing, and space age too ...
Large-angle articulated beam truss design methodology considering offset joint modeling
Gregory Thorwald and Martin M. Mikulas Jr.
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Vol. 33, No. 4, July-August 1996
Published Online: 23 May 2012

And though not articulated, here's another load idea,
Girder Truss Made of Timber | Structural Timber Design

Timber girder trusses are excellent for large buildings and look great with steel joinery. Primarily, the role of a girder truss is to support other structural elements in the frame, such as traditional trusses, rafters or purlins. For that reason, girded trusses are designed to be exceptionally strong and rigid.
 

Rhinochugger

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Hmm, how about an articulated girder ...
so, thinking I was being silly I googled articulated girder ...
well ...
it turns out articulated girders are a thing, and space age too ...


And though not articulated, here's another load idea,
Girder Truss Made of Timber | Structural Timber Design
Yes, the beauty of a timber truss is that you can construct it on site, not necessarily pre-fab it.

Sort of back to the concept of the US narrow gauge and short lines with Carter bros ;)
 

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I've built a boxcar a couple of inches longer than a Bachmann Spectrum passenger car - had to realign a section of track to get it round a bend where the rock face protruded too far...