Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Modeling A CWR Train

1599 views
7 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • 1,856 posts
Modeling A CWR Train
Posted by caldreamer on Friday, February 02, 2018 7:57 PM

I model the BNSF in N scale.  I watched two U-Tube videos of their CWR trains.  The first was hauling just the rail.  The second was the train that laid the CWR.  I am working on modeling these trains and would like to know if I missed any cars.  For the train hauling the rail my consist will be: 1 - 61 foot bulkhead flat car, 8 - 51 foot flat  cars, 1 - 61 foot bulkhead flat car for a total of 10 cars.

The rail laying train will consist of 1- 40 foot gondola (buffer car), 1 - 40 foot tank car, 1 40 foot tool car, the track unloading car (Scratch built on a 51 foot flat car). the rail hauling train and a caboose for a total of 14 cars

I have the rail racks, rail and some of the cars, so all I need will be the rest of the cars.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 8,422 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Friday, February 02, 2018 8:36 PM

 

This club in the Milwaukee area has a CWR train in HO:

 

 Welded Rail Train by NAPM Model Railroad Club, on Flickr

 

I would love to see it operate.

I'm curious about the rail? I just wondered what was out there to model continuous welded rail in N scale. Is it like monofilament line or molded in soft rubber-like material?

Good Luck, Ed

  • Member since
    September, 2013
  • 1,856 posts
Posted by caldreamer on Friday, February 02, 2018 8:49 PM

There is a gentleman in the UK who sells the rail racks in both UP and BNSF styles.  The rail is a soft rubber that is molded to look like rail.  He sells enough racks for 5 cars and 50 feet of rail for $23.95 plus a flat $5.00 shipping charge.  I can find his link and post it if you are interested.

  • Member since
    August, 2003
  • From: Collinwood, Ohio, USA
  • 8,422 posts
Posted by gmpullman on Friday, February 02, 2018 9:01 PM

caldreamer
I can find his link and post it if you are interested.

Oh, I appreciate the offer but presently, don't have a need for it... just curious!

Thanks, Ed

 

  • Member since
    March, 2019
  • 1 posts
Posted by Front Range Trains on Sunday, March 17, 2019 10:11 PM

Hi Caldreamer,

I'm interested in the continous welded rail (CWR) products by the gentleman in the UK. Can you provide a link?

Thanks!

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: Omaha, NE
  • 9,534 posts
Posted by dehusman on Monday, March 18, 2019 11:16 AM

The rail laying train will consist of 1- 40 foot gondola (buffer car), 1 - 40 foot tank car, 1 40 foot tool car, the track unloading car (Scratch built on a 51 foot flat car). the rail hauling train and a caboose for a total of 14 cars

Just to be clear the "rail layig train" you described doesn't actually "lay" the rail.  It just unloads it from the train or picks it up and puts it on the train.  The railr is actually laid with a gang that has a couple dozen various machines and pieces of equipment (spike pullers, speed swings, adzers, spikers, tampers, ballast regulators, etc) and a hundred or so workers.

Dave H. Painted side goes up. My website : wnbranch.com

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Canada, eh?
  • 9,409 posts
Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, March 18, 2019 2:52 PM

Here are some shots of a train carrying CWR...

...and some more shots, taken on a different day, of another train carrying the track laying equipment...

...and, as you can see in the going-away photo below, this may be two track-laying trains combined - note the white cars in the distance - I had thought the interesting stuff was finished when those cars came into view, then had to scramble when more interesting stuff showed-up later in the train

Wayne

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2018
  • 26 posts
Posted by Outsailing86 on Friday, July 05, 2019 3:33 PM

I’d appreciate the link for HO scale 

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!