Re: ATSF flat car decals


My understanding at one time, per Jim Hayes, was that at least one year after Martin released a kit, that the decals would be available for seperate sale. I wrote Sunshine on this a short while back and Martin's response was " we don't sell decals seperately". Guess I am confused.
Rich Christie

From: "jerryglow@..." <jerryglow@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:55 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: ATSF flat car decals

If you buy the complete kit. I recently ordered some decals from Sunshine along with several kits to receive a refund check for the decals with a note stating "Sunshine does not sell decals other than chalk marks and reweigh data" (or something to that effect).

Jerry Glow

--- In STMFC@..., charles slater <atsfcondr42@...> wrote:

The Ft-G, I, J, L, M not TOFC version, Ft-N are all available from Sunshine Models. The Ft-L and N are not an AAR type car but a 50 foot car that was cut in half and lengthened to 53-6 and 10 feet wide in the 1946. The few Ft-L and N class cars were the first on the Santa Fe to go into TOFC service in 1954.
Charlie Slater

To: STMFC@...
From: timboconnor@...
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 02:47:27 -0400
Subject: [STMFC] Re: ATSF flat car decals

Wow, Ben! And think, I've never even heard of the East Coast SFH&MS --
how did you learn about them? :-)

The Ft-5 & Wt-3 from the below list are the only GSC flats in the bunch.

The Ft-G was an early 40' steel flat.

The Ft-I and Ft-J are (were?) Sunshine kits, with inboard fishbellies
(or however you'd describe them)

Do you know if the Ft-M is the TOFC version? -- many of these cars were
converted in 1957. They're interesting because they were 44'6" cars which
is shorter than most other TOFC conversions, and carried only 1 trailer.
Two Ft-M's were rebuilt in 1964 to carry B-52 tail fins, when they were
already 40 years old!

I'm not sure what an Ft-L is -- perhaps a 50 ton AAR flat? Some of them
were converted to TOFC service (e.g. 92759).

The Ft-V/Wt-V is the 70 ton AAR flat (Intermountain/Sunshine).

Wt-x of course are maintenance of way cars.

Tim O'Connor

The East Coast Santa Fe Historical and Modeling Society introduced an
extensive line of decals for ATSF flat cars at their East Coast meet in May:

Ft-G 90512, 90532, 90548, 92040, 93257, 93750, 94610.
Ft-I 96901, 96915, 96935, 97000
Ft-J 93151, 93169, 93225, 93250
Ft-M 97001, 97006, 97025, 97028, 97063, 97069, 97356
Ft-O 90501, 90536, 90545, 90615
Ft-L 90001, 91315, 91348, 91465, 93865, 93876, 93899
Ft-V 91500, 91511, 91558, 91563, 91576, 91589, 91627
Ft-5 93862, 93895, 93901, 93922
Wt-G 19005, 19065, 189658, 190095, 190985, 191305, 191440, 191497,191552, ...
Wt-M 93161, 190305, 199392, 199393, 199394, 199395, 199396, 199583, 199588, ...
Wt-L 190701, 191807, 191809, 191810, 201026, 203000
Wt-V 191500, 191506, 191604
Wt-3 191064, 207093

Ben Hom

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