Here is a video of my Lionel Postwar 3454 Operating Merchandise Car unloading boxes and 3562 Operating Barrel Car unloading barrels. The Merchandise car is a bit finicky to get it to operate consistantly but the Barrel Car works easily.
Fun to note that the boxes being tumbled out of the merchandise car were all labeled 'FRAGILE'.
Your last video of your automated milk car prompted me to go on a search and aquire mission. Now you've got me thinking again......
Very cool video and nice job of editing.
That is me on the left. My brother got the train
Well Done! Now I want a Merchandise Car!
My 3454 didn't come with any boxes so I cut 1/2" cubes out of maple, painted them gray and as a gag I added the "FRAGILE" and "THIS SIDE UP" labels. I also made the unloading platform. It has a slight slope away from the track so that barrels and logs will roll away as they are unloaded and I added the handrail so that the boxes don't fly off when they are unloaded. The platform is just deep enough for 3 of the barrels, that's why the car needs to move after unlaoding 3 of them.