Re: Gould/Tichy 40' flat


Schuyler Larrabee
 

Eric,



Just to expand on this listing. . .



DL&W 16350-16399 - 50 cars

Built 1926 with KC brake system

Mineral Red paint

USRA Andrews trucks



Were home-built by the DL&W at Keyser Valley Shops
in February 1926. Pretty much the DL&Ws entire
flat car fleet until piggyback came into
existence. Many were converted into piggyback
flats.



43 of these were still in service in April 1950.
I assume by then they'd been converted to AB
brakes.



Does the Tichy flat kit come with KC or AB brakes
(or both)?



Schuyler



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I compiled prototype data for these models a
couple of years ago. The info is pasted below
along with an updated link to the Train Life site
for the RMJ magazine access.





Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN









Tichy Flat Car prototypes

Here are some prototype notes for the Tichy Flat
car model. This info was distilled form Richard
Hendrickson's article in the June 1993 Railmodel
Journal. The article begins on page 5.

<http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1993_6/>
http://magazine.trainlife.com/rmj_1993_6/



NC&StL 70100-70199 - 100 cars

Built 1923 with KD brake system

Mineral Red paint

ARA cast steel side frame trucks



NC&StL 70200-70299 - 100 cars

Built 1926 with KC brake system

Mineral Red paint

Dalman Two-Level trucks



SP&S 32005-32054 - 50 cars

Built 1924 with KC brake system

Mineral Red paint

USRA Andrews trucks



DL&W 16350-16399 - 50 cars

Built 1926 with KC brake system

Mineral Red paint

USRA Andrews trucks



T&P 5000-5299 - 300 cars

Built 1928 with KD brake system

Mineral Red paint, black paint for underframe

ARA cast steel side frame trucks



Canadian National 651460-623768 - 2300 cars

Built 1912 with KC brake system

Black paint

Arch Bar trucks



Canadian Pacific 306500-307499 - 1000 cars

Built 1912 with KC brake system

Black paint

Arch Bar trucks



St-SW (Cotton Belt) 81000-81547 - 548 cars

Built 1914 with KC brake system

Black paint

Arch Bar trucks





And these are close....

A few New York Central Lines had very similar flat
cars with fishbelly center sills and straight side
sills. Lot 208-F includes these 40-ton capacity
cars built in 1907.



CCC&StL 50000- 50249 - 250 cars

CI&S 74557-74856 - 300 cars

MCRR 33000-33499 - 500 cars

NYC&HR 32500-33499 - 1000 cars



Builder images of cars lettered for all four Lines
are among the Westerfield AC&F Collection.

All NYCL cars were built with KC brake systems,
eleven stake pockets, and end sill mounted
vertical hand brake staffs that swing down if
needed for clearances. The Tichy model has twelve
side stake pockets and an end sill mounted
vertical hand brake staff that does not swing away
for clearance.

I don't think decals have been produced for these
NYC flat cars in as-built or later versions.







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Jon,

These cars on the SP&S were numbered 32005-32054,
painted black with white lettering.

Best regards,

David Turner

Keeping the S. P. & S. Ry. alive in Santa Rosa,
California

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