- What Is This Flatcar Load?
Re: What Is This Flatcar Load?
This is good news. Any chance of there being a model in HO scale?
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On Sep 10, 2020, at 2:18 PM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) <claus@...
Model Power makes a plastic model of this car in N scale.
I don't know if they paint/letter it for CB&Q though...
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Thank you for the ID on the load.
What I would like to know is … where can I find a model of this flat car? Or any info at all?
On Sep 10, 2020, at 11:59 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...
I was pretty sure that these were not generators because of the additional equipment and the nature of the trailer. I asked over on the 1-87Military Modelers group and Jim Eager replied:
”Those are AN/MPQ-4 mortar fire finder radar units. The TM for them is 11-5840-208-10. The power generator and other auxiliary equipment for them would have been on a separate trailer.”
To translate, these are small radar units used to locate the source of incoming enemy mortar fire and direct counter-battery fire to suppress them. Neat!
What Is This Flatcar Load?
This is a photo from Marty McGuirk's Central Vermont Railway blog:
Can anyone identify the load? Perhaps military generators as suggested by Marty?
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