Re: What Is This Flatcar Load?
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And that mini-kit was the inspiration for the gorgeous FM-11/11A kits offered by Jerry Hamsmith, due largely to the artistry of Ed Rethwisch. Having built ten of
these kits I speak from experience.
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What Is This Flatcar Load?
I’d received the ID of the load after I’d posted the photo on my blog. Obviously I forgot to update the post!
My car is a Sunshine Models kit that was one of the registration door prizes Martin used to provide at his Naperville meets.
On Sep 10, 2020, at 5:36 PM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
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@...> wrote:
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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