Re: Tichy GSC Flatcar
Steve Kay wrote:
"I picked up one of these kits back in the days when you could go to a train show. After a bit of study, I decided to use it to model a worn UP flat (http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/up/up59588k.jpg). I put grooves in the deck (which is pretty poor as it comes) painted decaled and assembled. Turns out the car is riding very high--the whole body is about 9" high. Has anybody had this problem? The kit is very simple--it doesn't seem possible to screw it up (there aren't even any brake parts included, just the one-piece body, a weight and an underframe)."
While the model (photo from the Tichy website) does appear to ride a bit high compared to the prototype photo, likely as a concession to sharper model railroad curves, 9 inches sounds excessive.
Double check your trucks - not all model trucks conform to the NMRA RP, so if you get a pair on the high side, it'll directly affect the car height.