CN rail cars

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humma

New Member
#1
So yesterday my son and I got a up close look at CN rail cars and we noticed a number of them had grass growing on the end decks of the cars .Have any one ever seen this before and how would one model this?
 

santafewillie

Well-Known Member
#4
I have seen that on many railcars before. It's not really grass but grain. Generally happens when loose wheat or oats get spilled on grain hoppers or adjacent cars. Doesn't last long without soil or rain. I have considered modeling it but haven't gotten to it yet.
 
#5
Yes, I've seen this before on covered hoppers where the bottom of the area under the end slopes is a solid sheet. Spilled grain collects here and sometimes starts to sprout.
 



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