Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
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Have you considered Chad Boaz's kits? He has some neat stuff nobody else has done. They are pretty basic bodies and underframes, to which you add the details. I have a couple waiting to build and I think they are pretty nice.
Garth Groff 🦆
Thank You. I need a few flat cars and this one looks like a good candidate.
On Sep 10, 2020, at 2:36 PM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...
The car is CB&Q 91243, an FM-11/11A class car. The reason that Marty's blog had the prototype photo was that he was building a model.
A resin HO FM-11 model was recently available from Ed Rethwischm and Jerry Hamsmith .
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?