Anyone ever make any custom coal loads? I have several hoppers that I would like to load and I'm looking for ideas on how and what material to make the load out of.
For white glue do you mean like Elmers?I cut a piece of cardboard,basswood or plastic so it’s a snug fit in the top 1/4” of a hopper,paint a layer of glue,pile some woodland scenic coal or ballast on it while it’s in place and soak it with a water and white glue solution with a drop of dish soap in it.
You have any pictures of it?I would encourage you to make the loads removeable. I think it looks more realistic to spot a string of empty hoppers at the mine than full ones. I use loose loads in my ore cars and dump them on a rotating table that I built. I does take longer to make the necessary moves, and certainly slows things down, but it does keep me busy when operating, and makes the layout seem much larger than it really is.