Re: Photo: Reading Depressed Center Flat Car 99048 With Gun Barrel

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)

Hi Tim, George, and List Members,

Tim, while the load COULD CONCEIVABLY have been shipped in the manner you described, I do thing George knew what he was talking about.

See attached image...

Claus Schlund

On 03-Dec-22 15:43, Tim O'Connor wrote:


A gun barrel would not have been carried by that car. It would be mounted on two flat deck cars with a pivot
on each car for a really long barrel like a 16" naval barrel. AMB made a laser kit for these mounts for application to
the short PRR (F22) and MILW flats built for this purpose.

On 12/3/2022 2:18 PM, G.J. Irwin wrote:
Reviving this thread as Micro-Trains has among its December 2022 releases an N Scale rendition of this very car, Reading 99048, and with a battleship gun barrel load included (assembly and painting required).

Sometimes the search works perfectly, as this citation came right up.  It's probably the first time I've seen Micro-Trains use a photo on Reddit as a reference, but say, ideas can come from anywhere.  Bob, thanks much for posting this.

Now, to try to find some information on Reading 9241, a fifty foot flat car that Micro-Trains is also offering this month as a companion "buffer car."  It's a Reading Class FMc flat built in 1937, looks like part of the series 9200 to 9249 according to the January 1940 ORER.  The image on Reddit does indeed show a flat car coupled to the 99048 but the lettering isn't visible. The fact that "Reading" is a common verb as well as a railroad name should make searches interesting...

George Irwin

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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