Does anyone know where I can find a cask that is used in transporting radioactive spent fuel, or maybe a kit to build one for my layout. I would need the flat car and the cask.
If it hadn't I guess the locals would have turned dayglow green!There are video clips showing the testing of these nuclear casks. In one, a locomotive
is crashed into it at speed. The cask survived.
This has been an interesting thread for me. I retired from 40+ years in various aspects of nuclear power R&D, including spent fuel storage and transportation cask integrity. the integrity and security of spent fuel storage in one of these casks is not on my list of things to worry about. Modeling one of these trains is a unique idea. I would like to see the finished product.All true, but people are still paranoid of the stuff.
Having spent many years in close proximity to reactors, I'm a little more rational about it.
So thumbing through my parts drawer I found a caboose chassie that should work. It has stairs on each corner. As much as I would love for the cask to be removable it will probably be preminate just because I would not be able to bore out the center of the chassie and make a well and the car be strudy.
It looks like I should be able to use a 20' intermodel container for the cask. While im at it I'll prob make 2 or 3 just because 20' continers usually come in a 2 or 3 pack, well at least at the Hobby Town near me.