Re: FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS
I guess you can’t depend upon the number of stake pockets to estimate the length of a flat car.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Douglas Harding
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] FARMALL TRACTOR DECALS
As cited in my previous message, the WCFN flatcar was 48’6” long, 3’6” longer than the CBQ FM-11.
Doug provided the history for the WCFN, but if you’re interested in the flat car, it’s very similar to the CB&Q FM-11/11A flat cars built between 1928 and 1930, and they too rode on Andrews trucks. The major difference is length, as the WCFN car is probably 40 ft. or 42 ft. and the CB&Q car was 45 ft. The only visible difference other than length is the FM-11 has 13 stake pockets per side and the WCFN car has 12 stake pockets. The Q cars ran into the 1970s with many converted to TOFC service. A few FM-11As were converted to push plow service by installing a wedge blade on one end and building a box on the deck to hold boulders for ballast. A resin kit is available from Jerry Hamsmith with CB&Q decals. It’s a very well designed kit and relatively easy to build.
On Behalf Of Lloyd Keyser
I would like to know more about that flat car. It appears to be on Andrews trucks
On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 7:57 AM Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote: