Re: bizarre MP flat car

Charles Happel

The better match may be out of stock, but at least it's on sale.

Chuck Happel

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--- On Tue, 6/4/13, benjaminfrank_hom <> wrote:

From: benjaminfrank_hom <>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: bizarre MP flat car
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:51 PM


John Degnan wrote:

[ Reference ]

"I can't speak to the origin of the flat car... but... believe it or

not, those trucks are available in HO scale! But you gotta buy a

Bachmann Caboose to get them as I cannot find them listed separately on

the Bachmann site."

I respectfully disagree. The trucks may have leaf springs, but the

sideframe profie, particularly the top chord, is a poor match to the

prototype trucks. A better match is this truck:

It's out of stock at Walthers, but if you can find a pair on the

secondary market and add Precision Scale leaf springs, you'd have a

much closer match to the prototype.

Ben Hom

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